MAC Announces Cross Country Runners of the Week

Updated 9/9/2009
Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Aiman Scullion, Kent State, Senior, Salem, Ohio (Salem)
Tommy Evans Invitational
miles -- 20:18 (Course Record)
Scullion led the charge for Kent State, finishing first overall as the Golden Flashes posted 18 points to dominate the field. KSU was responsible for the race's top three finishers and had all seven of its runners place within the top 15, including five in the top seven.

Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Kim Lorentz, Akron, Junior, Mayfield, Ohio (Mayfield)
Tommy Evans Invitational
5k -- 18:41

This is Kim's second consecutive year winning the Tommy Evans Invitational. She overcame an injury earlier in the week to compete in the meet. Won event by 16 seconds over Audrey Maheu of Kent State. Also, aided the University of Akron women's team to a second Tommy Evans Invitational win in as many years.

Other Nominees
Joe McCoy, Akron, Junior, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Woodridge)
Tommy Evans Invitational
4 mile -- 20:37

McCoy placed sixth in the Tommy Evans Invitational to lead Akron to a second place finish in the meet.

Christopher Moody, Bowling Green, Junior, Davidsonville, Md. (South River)
Toledo Dual
5K -- 15:33

Moody was the top runner for the Falcons in the race. He finished third.

Ashley Fischer, Bowling Green, Junior, Fremont, Ohio (Fremont Ross)
Toledo Dual
4,040 meters -- 14:48

She was the top finisher for the Falcons as she finished sixth place

Jacob Hagen, Buffalo, Junior, Amherst, NY (Sweet Home)
Tommy Evans Invitational
4 miles -- 20:53

Bulls tied for third among five teams at the Tommy Evans Invitational at Akron.

Jackie Bozich, Buffalo, Junior, Salisbury Mills, NY (Cornwall Central)
Tommy Evans Invitational
5K -- 20:03

Bozich finished 13th among 57 entrants at the Tommy Evans Invitational as the Bulls placed fourth among five squads.

Jeremy Kiley, Central Michigan, Sophomore, Marlette, Mich. (Marlette)
Jeff Drenth Memorial
5K -- 16:11.8

Took seventh in the season-opening Jeff Drenth Memorial (16:11.81).

Melissa Darling, Central Michigan, Junior, Holt, Mich. (Holt)
Jeff Drenth Memorial
5K -- 18:49.2

Won the season-opening Jeff Drenth Memorial in Mount Pleasant, Mich. with a time of 18:49.20.

Courtney Calka, Eastern Michigan, Freshman, Livonia, Mich. (Stevenson)
Michigan Open
5,000-meters -- 18:24.2

True freshman Courtney Calka had a stellar outing in her first-ever collegiate race, as she paced the Eagles at the Michigan Open with a time of 18:234.2, good for fifth overall (out of 30).

Audrey Maheu, Kent State, Sophomore, Bristolville, Ohio (Warren John F. Kennedy)
Tommy Evans Invitational
5,000 meters -- 18:57

Took second place in her season-opening race, the top finish for the Golden Flashes.

Kevin Silver, Miami, RS Senior, Beachwood, Ohio (Beachwood)
Dayton Flyer
5K -- 15:12

Silver was Miami's top finisher, crossing the finish line in fourth place to lead the RedHawks to a second-place team finish at the Flyer 5K. His time of 15:12 was 11 seconds faster than his time at the Flyer 5K a year ago. Silver finished just 16 seconds behind first place and seven seconds behind second.

Margaret Bingham, Miami, Sophomore, Carmel, Ind. (Westfield)
Dayton Flyer
5K -- 18:17

Bingham was Miami's top finisher at the Flyer 5K, finishing in third place overall (out of 123 runners) to lead the RedHawks to their third straight Flyer 5K title. She bettered her time from last year's Flyer 5K by 26 seconds and finished four spots higher overall. Bingham was just 14 seconds behind the race's winner.

Courtney Oldenburg, Northern Illinois, Freshman, West Salem, Wis. (West Salem)
Western Illinois Early Bird Invitational
6K -- 23:15

In her first race with the Huskies Courtney Oldenburg placed fourth, out of 79, overall in the Early Bird Invitational with a time of 23:15. Oldenburg finished first for the Huskies, helping propel the NIU to a fifth-place finish, of seven, in their first meet of the season.

Elisha Kipchumba, Toledo, Junior, Nairobi, Kenya
Bowling Green Dual
5,000m -- 15:13

Kipchumba helped UT's men's cross country team score a 19-40 victory over rival Bowling Green in a dual meet to start the season. He placed first overall in the meet with a time of 15:13, his first victory in a collegiate meet, as the Rockets won their dual with Bowling Green for the fifth time in seven years.

Ari Fisher, Toledo, Sophomore, Lebanon, Ohio (Lebanon)
Bowling Green Dual
4,000m -- 14:01

Fisher's performance guided the Rockets to a perfect score in Friday night's dual against Bowling Green, as UT runners swept the top-five positions to post a 15-40 victory. Fisher placed first overall with a time of 14:01 in recording her first victory in a collegiate cross country meet.

Erika Jensen, Western Michigan, Freshman, Pinckney, Mich. (Pinckney)
Crusader Open
5k -- 19:05

Finished sixth overall to help WMU to a second place finish. She was the top finisher for the Broncos and was also the top finisher among freshmen in the meet.