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

Updated 4/21/2008

Track Athlete of the Week


Eric Alejandro, Eastern Michigan, Senior, Pembroke Pines, Fla. /Flanagan

The Eagles recorded victories in both the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays, as well as the 400-hurdles and senior Eric Alejandro played a part in all three. First he teamed up with Ackeem Forde, Oliver Walther and Clint Allen to take the win in the 4x100 (41.53). He followed it up with a time of 52.19 in the 400-meter hurdles, an NCAA Regional qualifying time, his third consecutive mark this season. He then closed out the day, teaming up with Forde, Kevin Lanier and Nate Blackwell and posted a season-best mark of 3:12.97, edging out the Michigan Wolverines.Alejandro also recorded a second place finish in the 110-meter hurdles, running 14.53.


Field Athlete of the Week

Ryan Jones, Akron, Senior, Shaker Heights, Ohio / Lakeland CC / Twinsburg

Jones won the high jump with a career-best clearance of 7-0.50 (2.15), improving on his NCAA Regional seed and ranking second on UA all-time list. Teammate Mike McCall placed second with a leap of 6-10.75 (2.10), which is both a season-best effort, fourth on UA all-time list and NCAA Regional qualifier. Mark was an NCAA regional mark, which is currently the tied for eighth in the nation.


Track Nominees

Marcell Maxwell, Central Michigan, Junior, Harper Woods, Mich./Grosse Pointe North 100m - 3rd - 10.88 200m - 4th - 22.13


Ezekiel Porter, Buffalo, So., Rochester, NY/East

Porter won both the men¹s 400m and 200m at the UB Invitational. His time of 47.79 in the 400m ranks among the top in the MAC, and his 200m time of 21.44 also marks a season¹s best. It was the second consecutive week for Porter to win two individual events. He won the 100- and 200-meter races at the Miami Invitational on April 12.


Pat Sovacool, Miami, Junior, Lakewood, Ohio/St. Ignatius

1500 meters; 3:48.20; 1st It places him fifth on the 1500-meter performance list at Miami


Field Nominees

Joe Mielke, Central Michigan, Junior, Livonia Mich./Ferris State

High Jump - 3rd - 6-8.75


George Fetchko, Buffalo, Sr., Warren, OH/Howland

Fetchko competed in three events at the UB Invitational and set new personal bests in each event. His shot put mark of 16.53m was the first collegiate finisher of the meet, and his hammer throw mark of 48.48m, and discus mark of 46.35m placed him in the top 4 in all events.


Kyle Holmes, Eastern Michigan, Junior, Detroit, Mich.-County Day

Junior Kyle Holmes had a solid day at the EMU Invite. First, he finished second in the long jump, with a mark of 22-10.00. He followed it up by a third place performance in the triple jump (46-10.25).


Kevin Dwyer, Miami, Junior, Arlington Heights, Ill./Hersey

NCAA Provisional Qualifying Mark 7240 points rank third on the Miami all-time performance list. This is the second time this season that Dwyer has hit the NCAA Provisional Qualifying Mark.