MAC Announces Cross Country Runners of the Week

Updated 9/11/2013

Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Dave Wing, Miami, Senior

Event Name: 2013 Miami Invitational

Finish in Event: First

Finishing Time: 14:55.3

Senior Dave Wing dominated the 2013 Miami Invitational, improving from his performance in the team’s season-opener at the Dayton Flyer 5K Challenge last weekend. Wing won the 5K in 14:55.3, 44 seconds faster than his second-place time at the Flyer 5K.


Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week

Jess Hoover, Miami, Junior

Event Name: Miami Invitational

Finish in Event: First

Finishing Time: 17:13.6

Junior Jess Hoover looks stronger than ever this year, running an impressive season-opener at the 2013 Miami Invitational. She took the lead at the start of the race and led through the entire 5K. She finished the race in a personal-best 17:13.6, an entire 10 seconds faster than teammate Anna Lamb, who took second overall.


Other Nominees

Jarrod Genther, Ohio University, Sophomore

Event Name: MIami Invitational

Finish in Event: Third

Finishing Time: 14:59.2

Sophomore Jarrod Genther opened the year with a third-place finish at the Miami Invitational. His time of 14:59.2 helped the Bobcats capture the Miami Invitational this past Saturday.


Clayton Murphy, Akron, Freshman

Event Name: Tommy Evans Invitational

Finish in Event: Tied for Second

Finishing Time: 20:40.0

Clayton Murphy enjoyed a strong collegiate debut, tying for second place overall at the Tommy Evans Invitational, which served as the Zips' first meet of the 2013 season. The freshman was the first Zips across the line, finishing the four-mile race in 20:40. As a team, the Zips men defeated three of four competing squads, including Kent State, Marshall and Youngstown State in dual-meet scoring. Moore competed against 41 other runners and was just five second off the winning pace of 20:23, set by YSU's Eric Rupe.


Austin Coneys, Buffalo, Sophomore

Event Name: Harry Lang Invitational

Finish in Event: 12th

Finishing Time: 20:50

Sophomore Austin Coneys picked up his best career finish on Saturday at the Harry Lang Invitational as he came in 12th place out of 43 entrants in 20:50.60. Coneys led his team to a second place finish as he finished the highest of six Bulls that recorded top-25 finishes.


Juli Accurso, Ohio, Senior

Event Name: Miami Invitational

Finish in Event: Fourth

Finishing Time: 17:30.4

Senior Juli Accurso was the top Bobcat finisher at the Miami Invitational.


Maria Moore, Akron, Junior

Event Name: Tommy Evans Invitational

Finish in Event: Second

Finishing Time: 18:35.0

Maria Moore picked up where she left off last season with a second-place finish individually at the 45th running of the Tommy Evans Invitational last Thursday at Firestone Metro Park. In all, the junior clocked a 5K time of 18:35 which was just three seconds behind the winner, Malone's Tina Oprean. Additionally, Moore's mark was just one second off her winning pace of 2012. Moore was competing against of field of 45 runners from Kent State, Youngstown State, Malone and Marshall.


Chrissy Clarkin, Buffalo, Junior

Event Name: Harry Lang Invitational

Finish in Event: second

Finishing time: 15:47.2

Chrissy Clarkin picked up the highest finish for any Buffalo runner on Saturday at the Harry Lang Invitational, taking home a second place finish out of 39 runners, in 15:47.20. Clarkin was only eight seconds behind 1st place and was one of two Bulls to finish in the top four. Clarkin’s effort led the Bulls to a second place team finish in the season opening event.


Leah Raffety, Northern Illinois, Redshirt Freshman

Event Name: NIU Open

Finish in Event: first

Finishing Time: 19:29.85

Redshirt freshman Leah Raffety opened the 2013 season with a win at the NIU Open. Leading the NIU pack that placed six Huskies in the top seven, Raffety broke the tape with a time of 19:29.85 despite the hot conditions.


Paige Foster, Junior, Kent State

Event Name: Tommy Evens Invitational

Finish in Event: fourth

Finishing Time: 18:42.0

Paige was the best finisher for Kent State for both the men’s and women’s team.