MAC Announces Cross Country Runners of the Week

Updated 9/16/2010

Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Kim Lorentz, Akron, Senior
Mayfield, Ohio (Mayfield)
Zippy Invitational --5k
Time: 18:06

For the third consecutive season, Zips senior Kim Lorentz took home the top honor at the Tommy Evans Invitational held at Firestone Metro Park. Crossing the finish line with a time of 18:06, Lorentz was just two seconds off the course record which she set back in 2008. Lorentz dominantly took home the title with the next closest competitor registering at 18:27

Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week
Scott Hilditch, Kent State, Senior
Stow, Ohio (Stow)
Tommy Evans Invitational
4 miles -- 19:57
Hilditch won the Tommy Evans Invitational and broke the previous course record (20:18) set by former teammate Aiman Scullion last year.

Other Nominees
Andy Morgan, Akron, Junior
Warren, Ohio/Maplewood
Zippy Invitational
4M -- 20:11
Zips junior Andy Morgan took home the top honor for UA and third place honors overall at the 2010 Zippy Invitational with a 20:11 mark. The mark helped spur the UA men to a team win in their first meet of the season.

Abby Koch, Bowling Green, Sophomore
Stow, Ohio (Stow)
Mel Brodt Invitational --5K
Time: 18:07.2

Abby Koch became the first Falcon to earn top honors at a meet since the 2008 season when she beat the field by 15 seconds at the 24th annual Mel Brodt Invitational, hosted by BGSU. She led a team that took four of the top five places on their way to the first BGSU team victory since last year's Falcon Invitational. Koch's time eclipsed her previous personal best in a 5K run by nearly 40 seconds.

Chris Moody, Bowling Green, Senior
Davidsonville, Md. (South River)
Mel Brodt Invitational
8K -- 25:21.3

Senior Chris Moody was Bowling Green's top finisher at the 24th annual Mel Brodt Invitational, placing third behind only two runners from the University of Dayton. He extends his streak of top finishes for the Falcons, which is now in its third season -- he finished first for BGSU in each race during his sophomore and junior seasons and has done so again in each of the first two races of his senior campaign. His time of 0:25:21.3 is his second best time in an 8K race over the last two years, bested only by his time of 0:25:11 in last year's Mel Brodt meet.

Audrey Maheu, Kent State, Junior
Bristolville, Ohio (Warren John F. Kennedy)
Tommy Evans Invitational -- 5K
Time: 18:56

Maheu led the way on the women's side for the Golden Flashes at the Tommy Evans Invitational, placing fifth overall.

Tory Paez, Miami, Junior
Solon, Ohio (Solon)
Miami Invitational - - 5K
Time: 19:18

Paez paced Miami at its own Miami Invitational Saturday, leading the RedHawks to a second-place finish. Paez was Miami's top placer, finishing 13th out of 43 runners in a time of 19:18.

Jarrod Eick, Miami, Sophomore
Hartville, Ohio (Marlington)
Miami Invitational
8K -- 25:38:00
Eick led the RedHawks to their second straight team title Saturday at Miami's own Miami Invitational. The sophomore won the individual race as well in an 8K personal-best time of 25:38, despite a wet and rainy course, giving him his first collegiate individual title. He has now been Miami's top finisher in each of the team's first two races this season.

Courtney Oldenburg, Northern Illinois, Sophomore
West Salem, Wis. (West Salem)
NIU Huskie Open --5k
Time: 18:54.7

Oldenburg competed in the third annual Huskie Open this past Saturday, where the Huskie finished fourth, out of 135 athletes, in the five-kilometer race with a time of 18:54.7. The sophomore's 5k time helped her claim the top spot for Northern Illinois for the second-straight competition this season.

Melissa Thompson, Ohio, Freshman
Westerville, Ohio
Ohio vs. Rio Grande --5K
Time: 19:36.8

Thompson finished second in the matchup with Rio Grande, as the Bobcats took four of the top six spots on the day.

Scott Meyers, Ohio, R-Junior
Xenia, Ohio
Ohio vs. Rio Grande
5K -- 15:40.1
Meyers led a strong team effort, one that saw the Ohio men place 1 through 5 in its battle with Rio Grande.