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

Updated 1/28/2009

Men’s Indoor Track Athlete Of The Week

Destin Heasley, Kent State    

Meet: Akron/Kent State Dual Meet

Event: Men's 800 meters

Heasley won the men’s 800 meters with a personal-best time of 1:52.04 at the Akron Dual. Heasley’s time ranks sixth on the Golden Flashes’ all-time indoor track and field list.

 

Men’s Indoor Field Athlete Of The Week

Mike McCall, Akron     

Meet: Akron/Kent State Dual Meet

McCall posted an NCAA Provisional mark in winning the high jump. Cleared 7-00.25 (2.14) and defeated second place by six inches.

 

Women’s Indoor Track Athlete Of The Week

Kelly Gephart, Kent State      

Meet: Akron/Kent State Dual Meet

Gephart won the women’s mile with a personal-best time of 4:57.58 at the Akron Dual. Gephart’s time ranks fifth on the Golden Flashes’ all-time indoor track and field list.

 

Women’s Indoor Field Athlete Of The Week

Stevi Large, Akron     

Meet: Akron/Kent State Dual Meet          

Posted an NCAA automatic distance in the weight throw and a provisional distance in the shot put. Automatically qualified for this March’s NCAA Indoor Championships with her winning throw of 69-8.75 (21.25) in the weight throw. The Somerset product’s throw is the best effort in the nation to date and was just six inches off her school and Mid-American Conference record in the event (70-3.50). Large additionally posted and NCAA provisional qualifying mark in winning the shot put. Her distance of 50-8.75 was two inches better than KSU’s LeVania Henderson, who entered the meet ranked ninth in the NCAA in the event with a throw of 51-2.25.