Eastern Michigan and Kent State Take Home 2010 MAC Indoor Track and Field Championships

Updated 2/28/2010

Interviews
Men's Coach of the Year - John Goodrich, Eastern Michigan
Men's Most Valuable Performer - Princeton Bryson, Kent State
Men's Most Outstanding Track Performer - Destin Heasley, Kent State

Women's Coach of the Year - Bill Lawson, Kent State
Women's Most Valuable Performer - Diana Demitriscu, Kent State
Women's Most Outstanding Field Performer - Erika Schroll, Central Michigan

Results

Mt. Pleasant, Mich. - Kent State women claim 2010 MAC Indoor Track and Field Championship while Eastern Michigan takes home the Men's Championship.

Down 23 points heading into the final three events, the Kent State women took the top three spots in the triple jump and passed Central Michigan in the 4x400 relay to capture its second MAC Women's Indoor Track and Field Title.

Sophomore Diana Dumitrescu was named the Women's Indoor Most Valuable Performer with a win in the pentathlon and a pair of runner-up finishes in the long jump and triple jump. Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Bill Lawson was Named MAC Women's Coach of the Year.

Following behind Kent State was host Central Michigan. Erika Schroll led the Chippewas and was named the meet's Most Outstanding Field Performer and the Chippewas finished runner-up at the meet with 100 points, only seven behind Kent State. Schroll defended her MAC title in the high jump with a height of 5-10 1/2. She also finished fourth in the pentathlon with 3,751 points, aided by a school record jump of 6-0 1/2 during the high jump portion of the combined competition.

After starting the second day of the Mid-American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship in second place, Saturday, Feb. 27, the men of Eastern Michigan University rallied to claim its 13th Indoor Title in 15 years since the inception of the MAC Indoor Championship in 1996. Perhaps the most valuable performer for EMU was senior distance runner Curtis Vollmar. Volmar scored big for the Eagles, capturing two individual championships by finishing first in both the 3,000 and 5,000-meter runs. In total, seven Eagles repeated as individual MAC Champs from the 2009 Championship. Eagles Head Coach John Goodridge was named MAC Indoor Coach of the Year.

Akron men's track and field team claimed four individual titles and tied a program best with a runner-up. Sophomore Tyshaun Peoples, the MAC long jump champion, was recipient of the league's Most Outstanding Field Performer Award. The Cleveland Glenville product used an impressive jump on his final attempt to snatch the victory. His leap of 25-0.50 was an NCAA provisional mark, a personal record and the second-best effort in UA history.

Also taking home an award on the women's side was Ari Fisher of Toledo who was named the MAC's outstanding distance runner after winning the 5000 meter run on Friday night. For the men Kent State Sophomore Princeton Bryson was named the Men's Indoor Most Valuable Performer with titles in the 200 meters and the 4x400 relay and a runner-up finish in the 60 meters. Junior Destin Heasley captured the Indoor Most Valuable Track Athlete.

Women's Team Scores:
1) Kent State, 107
2) Central Michigan, 100
3) Western Michigan, 92
4) Miami (Ohio), 79.50
5) Eastern Michigan, 75
6) Akron, 61
7) Buffalo, 46
8) TOLEDO, 44
9) Ohio U., 26.50
10) Ball State, 25
11) Bowling Green, 6
12) Northern Illinois, 1

Men's Team's Scores:
Team Scores
1) Eastern Michigan 171
2) Akron 120
3) Kent 113
4) Buffalo 72
5) Central Michigan 49


Specialty Award Winner:
Men's Coach of the Year - John Goodrich, Eastern Michigan
Men's Most Valuable Performer - Princeton Bryson, Kent State
Men's Most Outstanding Track Performer - Destin Heasley, Kent State
Men's Most Outstanding Field Performer - Tyshaun Peoples, Akron

Women's Coach of the Year - Bill Lawson, Kent State
Women's Most Valuable Performer - Diana Demitriscu, Kent State
Women's Most Outstanding Track Performer - Ari Fisher, Toledo
Women's Most Outstanding Field Performer - Erika Schroll, Central Michigan

Men's All MAC First Team
Matthew Gac, Buffalo - Weight Throw
Michael Uhle, Akron - Pole Vault
Tyshaun Peoples, Akron - Long Jump
Jacob Madonia, Buffalo - Shot Put
Michael McCall, Akron - High Jump
Oliver Walther, EMU - Triple Jump
Vanier Joseph, EMU - 60 Meter Hurdles
Clint Allen, EMU - 60 Meter Dash
David Brent, EMU - Mile Run
Princeton Bryson, KSU - 200 Meter Dash
Ackeem Forde, EMU - 400 Meter Dash
Destin Heasley, KSU - 800 Meter Dash
Curtis Vollmar, EMU - 3000 and 5000 Meter Runs
Bjorn Johansson, Akron - Heptathlon

Men's All-MAC Second Team
Gerald Gersham, EMU - Weight Throw and Shot Put
Marcus Briedinger, CMU - Pole Vault
Collister Fahie, Akron - Long Jump
Xavier Clais, EMU - High Jump
Tomarris Bell, Buffalo - Triple Jump
Jamal Norward, Buffalo - 60 Meter Hurdles
Cole Sanseverino, EMU - Mile Run
Curtis Eaton Jr., KSU - 400 Meter Dash
Blake Figgins, EMU - 800 Meter Run
Aiman Scullion, KSU - 3000 and 5000 Meter Runs
Daniel Kinsey, Akron - Heptathlon

Women's All-MAC First Team
Irene Cooper, WMU - Weight Throw
Carrie Kayes, Akron - Pole Vault
Ashley Hunault, WMU - Long Jump
Bahiyjaui Allen, Ohio - Shot Put
Erika Schroll, CMU - High Jump
Brenda Baar, KSU - Triple Jump
Shanaye Carr, CMU - 60 Meter Hurdles
ReJeana Marigna, EMU - 60 Meter Dash
Kelley Miller, Miami - Mile Run
Amanda Kaverman, Toledo - 200 Meter Dash
Victoria Chatman, WMU - 400 Meter Dash
Jessica Lhotsky, KSU - 800 Meter Run
Jennifer Roberts, WMU - 3000 Meter Run
Ari Fisher, Toledo - 5000 Meter Run
Diana Dumitrescu, KSU - Pentathlon

Women's All-MAC Second Team
Valerie Wert, Akron - Weight Throw
Tiffany Maskulinski, Buffalo - Pole Vault
Kristy Woods, Buffalo - Shot Put
Michelle Sutherland, Toledo - High Jump
Katie Johnson, BSU - 60 Meter Hurdles
Ashlee Abraham, EMU - 60 Meter Dash
Larisa Arcip, Akron - Mile Run
Jamiee McClary, Buffalo - 200 Meter Dash
Asia Rawls, EMU - 400 Meter Dash
Cara Cremeans, WMU - 800 Meter Run
Raeanne Lohner, CMU - 3000 Meter Run
Rachel Patterson, Miami - 5000 Meter Run
Nicki Mitchell, Miami - Pentathlon