MAC Announces Men's Track and Field Athletes of the Week

Updated 4/1/2008

Track Athlete of the Week

Michael Veatch, Miami, Sr., Middletown, Ohio/Middletown

Set a personal best of 9:05.26 in the steeplechase, surpassing the NCAA Provisional Qualifying Mark of 9:07.00. He defeated second place Bill Keckeis of Cincinnati by two seconds.

 

Field Athlete of the Week

Dan Beach, Miami, Sr., Arlington, Ohio

Beach finished second in the hammer throw with a throw of 183-05 at the Southern Ohio Cup.

 


 

Additional Track Nominees

Ezekiel Porter, Buffalo,  So., Rochester, NY/East

Porter ran a personal-best 47.77 in the 400-meters at the Raleigh Relays in windy conditions finishing 14th overall in a field of 110 entrants. He also ran strong legs in the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relays to lead the Bulls to season-best times in both events.

 

Aiman Scullion, Kent State, So., Salem, Ohio/Salem

Sophomore distance runner Aiman Scullion didn’t just hold his own in his first 10,000-meter run. He won. Scullion clocked a time of 30 minutes, 31.46 seconds in his career debut in the event.

 

Additional Field Nominees

Alex Stamatakis, Buffalo, Jr.,  Crete, Greece/First Technical & Vocational School of Crete

Stamatakis placed second overall in the men's discus at the Raleigh Relays. His distance of 165-0 (50.30m) was a season's best mark.