MAC Announces Men's & Women's Indoor Track & Field Athletes Of The Week

Updated 2/4/2009

Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week

Victoria Chatman, Western Michigan, Sophomore

Taylor, Mich. (Taylor Kennedy)          

Event: Michigan Intercollegiates 

Chatman made a move in the first lap to get the inside positioning to help beat three runners from Michigan in the 400 meter dash. Chatman also helped the 4x400 meter relay team to its third win of the season, beating Michigan by over three seconds.


Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week

LeVania Henderson, Kent State, Senior        

Westland, Mich. (Churchill)

Event: Kent State Quad  

Henderson had a toss of 62’-3” in the weight throw and 51’-11.25” in the shot put. Her mark in the weight throw ranks third on the Golden Flashes’ all-time indoor track and field list. She now holds three of the top four spots on that list. Henerson’s toss in the shot put ranks fourth on KSU’s all-time indoor list. This is the second consecutive week that Henderson has had a provisional mark in the weight throw as she recorded a season-best 62’-6” at the Akron Dual last weekend.


Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week

Josh Karanja, Eastern Michigan, Senior

Ottawa, Canada (Nepean)

Event: The Duals

Senior Josh Karanja won the mile at the EMU vs. CMU vs. Detroit vs. Oakland duals, leading the Eagles to victory against all three teams. His time of 4:09.14 is the fastest time in the MAC so far this season. The Eagles hold the four fastest times in the conference in the mile.


Men's Indoor Field Athlete of the Week

Mike McCall, Akron, Sophomore

Richfield, Ohio (Revere)

Event: Penn State National Invitational     

Won the high jump with an NCAA provisional mark of 7-1, the 10th-best (tied)  jump in the NCAAHaving reached an NCAA provisional mark the previous week, McCall bettered that effort to now rank 10th (tied) in the NCAA, clearing 7-1 in a winning effort in the high jump. The height ranks #2 on the UA all-time list. McCall was one of four to attempt 7-1, but was the only one to clear the height, accomplishing the feat on his final try, to win. He defeated two athletes that entered the event ranked among the nation’s top 15. Runner-up Ryan Fritz (Penn State) was ranked fourth in the nation in the event, while fourth-place finisher Justin Frick (Princeton) was 13th in the nation. He defeated two athletes that entered the event ranked among the nation’s top 15. Runner-up Ryan Fritz (Penn State) was ranked fourth in the nation in the event, while fourth-place finisher Justin Frick (Princeton) was 13th in the nation.