MAC Announces Track and Field Athletes of the Week

Updated 12/15/2009

Men's Track Athlete of the Week
Destin Heasley, Kent State, Jr., Massillon, Ohio/Massillon Washington

Won the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.59, three seconds faster than this time last season and just 0.09 seconds away from a provisionally qualifying mark. He was also on the winning 4x400 relay team that won with a time of 3:15.99.

Women's Track Athlete of the Week
Rhonda Lee, Northern Illinois, Fr., Flint, Mich./ Carman-Ainsworth
In her first meet with the Huskies, freshman Rhonda Lee Rhonda Lee ran a time of 7.78 in the 60m dash preliminary races, finishing just four one-hundredths shy of a school record, before finishing final-round action in a seventh-place time of 7.92. Lee also competed in the 200m dash, taking home ninth place with a time of 26.87.

Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Dean Wood, Kent State, So., New South Wales, Australia
Heptathlon high jump and won the even with a provisional qualifying mark of 7'-0.75", the first time he has cleared seven feet in the US.

Women's Field Athlete of the Week
Diana Dumitrescu, Kent State, So., Campulung, Arges Romania/LNPA Campulung Muscel

Won the long jump with a distance of 19'0.50" and finished third in the triple jump with a height of 5'-6".



Additional Nominees
Ava Haynes, Kent State, Jr., Beachwood, Ohio/Beachwood

Won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.87, the only event she competed in with a personal best time.

Deidra McIntosh, Northern Illinois, So., Rockford, Ill./Christian Life/Western Illinois
NIU's season opener, Deidra McIntosh notched a personal-best record when she lept to a mark of 5.43 (17-09.75) in the long jump event. McIntosh took home second in the event for the Huskies.

Ari Fisher, Toledo, Jr., Lebanon, OH
Fisher's effort is the fifth-fastest in school-history and is also less than five seconds away from an NCAA qualifying time (16:44.20).

Alex Afloari, Toledo, Jr., Romania
Afloari has won the triple jump in two straight weeks, and she bested her effort of 38-7 from the Findlay Oiler Opener.