MAC Awards Men's Outdoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week

Updated 4/1/2009


Men’s Track

Michael Veatch ? Miami

Senior - Middletown, Ohio/Middletown

Veatch qualified for a second straight year in the steeplechase, winning with a time of 9:04.29. He won the race by almost 20 seconds over a pair of Michigan State runners at the South Florida Quad (South Florida, Michigan State, Northeastern).



Men’s Field

Casey Garbaty ? Buffalo

Freshman - Sarnia, Ontario/Northern CI

Became the first UB athlete to eclipse 200 feet in the javelin throw with a toss of 204-6 (62.33m), to finish first at the Raleigh Relays. Broke the school record set in 1998 by nearly six feet. Improved his distance from his previous season-best by over 40 feet. Earned NCAA East Regional qualifying mark.


Honorees this Year

Men’s Track

Mar. 24 - Daniel Harris ? Buffalo

Apr. 1 - Michael Veatch ? Miami


Men’s Field

Mar. 24 - Kevin Dwyer ? Miami

Apr. 1 - Casey Garbaty ? Buffalo


Additional Nominations




Ezekiel Porter ? Buffalo

Junior - Rochester, NY/East

Porter was part of two record setting relay squads at the Raleigh Relays. He combined with Dan Schichtel, Dan Harris and Brian Smith in the 4x100-meter relay to finish second in 40.91 to break the school mark of 40.99 set in 2006. The 4x100 team was the first college squad to finish ahead of Iowa State, George Mason and Seton Hall. The four combined as the 4x200-meter relay team to set another school record of 1:25.79 and placed fourth overall. Porter also finished 11th in the 400-meters in 48.09, the fastest time in the MAC this season.


Josh Perrin ? Eastern Michigan

Senior - Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale

Senior Josh Perrin had an outstanding weekend at the Raleigh Relays, setting personal-bests in the 1,500 and 5,000-meters. He won the 1,500 with a time of 3:49.03, clipping Kent State's Tony Jordanek by .07 seconds. His time of 14:16.02 in the 5,000 was a personal-best and was good for 12th place. His times in the 1,500 and 5,000 lead the conference this year.


Destin Heasley ? Kent State

Sophomore - Massillon, Ohio/Massillon Washington

Heasley won the men’s 800 meters with a time of 1:52.72 at the Weems Baskin Relays at the University of South Carolina on Saturday (3/28). Heasley was the first of three Golden Flashes to cross the finish line as KSU took the top three spots in the event.




Matt Pfleger ? Kent State

Junior - Garrettsville, Ohio/James A. Garfield

Pfleger finished second in the men’s hammer throw with a toss of 195’-3” at the Weems Baskin Relays at the University of South Carolina on Saturday (3/28).


John Brockman ? Miami

Freshman - Granville, Ohio/Granville

In his first collegiate competition, finished second in the javelin at the South Florida Quad. (2nd/56.12m - 184-01). However, there was a question on the results that is still being resolved and he could move up a notch (we believe the winner's mark was incorrecly entered in the computer).