MAC Announces Cross Country Runners of the Week

Updated 9/4/2013

Men's Runner of the Week

Dave Wing, Miami, Senior
Naperville, Ill. (Neuqua Valley High)

Event Name: Dayton Flyer 5K Challenge
Finish in Event: Second
Finishing Time: 15:39.0

Wing had a strong season debut for Miami, earning overall runner-up honors at the Flyer 5K Challenge, hosted by the University of Dayton. He was Miami’s top scorer, clocking a time of 15:39.0, as he finished just 1.1 seconds behind the race’s winner, Jordan Redd from Ohio State. His second-place finish tied his personal-best finish in a collegiate race from 2011 while he improved upon his seventh-place showing at last year’s Flyer 5K. Wing was competing against a field of 110 runners, which included athletes from OSU, Dayton, Xavier, IUPUI, Wright State, Northern Kentucky and more. Wing led Miami to a third-place finish at the meet.

Women's Runner of the Week

Victoria Voronko, Eastern Michigan, Junior
Stavropol, Russia (School #42)

Event Name: EMU Triangular
Finish in Event: First
Finishing Time: 17:48.0

Voronko, a two-time All-MAC selection, finished with a time of 17:48.0, nearly one minute ahead of the next competitor. She led Eastern Michigan University to a first place team finish at the EMU Triangular, Friday, Aug. 30, against Bowling Green and Toledo.

Other Nominees

Ian Hancke, Eastern Michigan, Redshirt Junior
Haslett, Mich. (Haslett)
Event Name:
EMU Triangular
Finish in Event: First
Finishing Time: 15:56.2

Nate Ghena, Central Michigan, Sophomore
Newport, Mich. (Jefferson HS)

Event Name: Jeff Drenth Memorial Race
Finish in Event: First
Finishing Time: 15:48.0 (5k)

Nick Costello, Toledo, Sophomore
Brighton, Mich. (Brighton)

Event Name: EMU Triangular
Finish in Event: Fourth
Finishing Time: 16:09.4

Greg Black, Bowling Green, Redshirt Junior
Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington North HS)

Event Name: EMU Triangular
Finish in Event: Fifth
Finishing Time: 16:17.6

Krista Park, Central Michigan, Senior
Kentwood, Mich (East Kentwood HS)

Event Name: Jeff Drenth Memorial Race (8/30)
Finish in Event: Second
Finishing Time: 18:12 (5k)

Theresa Warsecke, Toledo, Sophomore
Benzonia, Mich. (Benzie)

Event Name: EMU Triangular
Finish in Event: Second
Finishing Time: 18:40.20

Emma Mirwaldt, Bowling Green, Sophomore
Fort Wayne, Ind. (Northrup HS)

Event Name: EMU Triangular
Finish in Event: Fourth
Finishing Time: 19:02.8