MAC Runners of the Week

Updated 10/9/2013

Men's Runner of the Week

Dave Wing, Miami, Senior
 
Event Name: All-Ohio Championship
 
Finish in Event: Second
 
Finishing Time: 25:03.56
 
Senior Dave Wing led the RedHawks Friday afternoon at the All-Ohio Championship in Cedarville, Ohio. He finished behind Cedarville’s Matt Brooker, but he was the top finisher from the Division 1 schools who competed in the meet. Wing has been Miami’s top scorer in all four of Miami’s meets this season.

 

Women's Runner of the Week

Jess Hoover, Miami, Junior

Even Name: Greater Louisville Classic

Finish in Event: Eighth

Finishing Time: 17:31.05

Junior Jess Hoover was Miami’s top finisher for a fourth consecutive meet at the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday morning. Competing against strong competition from Kentucky, Texas A&M, Eastern Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, Hoover immediately got out in front at the start of the race and finished in the top ten from Division 1 schools who competed. Her eighth-place finish in 17:31.05 helped Miami take fifth overall among Division 1 teams.

 

Other Nominees

Victoria Voronko, Eastern Michigan, Junior

Event Name: Notre Dame Invitational

Finish in Event: Second

Finishing Time: 17:21.9

Junior Victoria Voronko (Stavropol, Russia-School #42) continued her pattern in pacing the Eagles for the season, as she was the first Eagle and second competitor in the Women's Gold race to cross the finish line at the 58th Annual Notre Dame Invitational, Oct. 4. Her time of 17:21.9 was bested only by the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Courtney Frerichs, who nabbed a first place finish with a 17:18.2 mark. Voronko beat out runners from Clemson and Pittsburgh, as well as MAC foes Central Michigan and Western Michigan.

 

Andrea Alt, Bowling Green, Sophomore

Event Name: All-Ohio Championships

Finish in Event: Second

Finishing Time: 22:07.46

Redshirt sophomore Andrea Alt placed second out of 283 runners at the All-Ohio Championships Saturday, helping the Falcons to a second-place team finish out of 42 competing institutions. Alt ran the meet in 22:07.46 and was less than three seconds behind the winning time. She was the top finisher among Division I competitors, beating runners from Miami (Ohio), Kent State and Akron from the MAC.

 

Krista Parks, Central Michigan, Senior

Event Name: Notre Dame Invitational

Finish in Event: Seventh

Finishing Time: 17:45.4 (PR)

Bested her previous 5k time by nearly 15 seconds, crossing the finish line in 17:45.4. Help lead the women’s team to a fourth place overall finish (126 pts.) in the gold division over MAC foes Eastern Michigan (15th, 339 pts.) and Western Michigan (21st, 576 pts.).
 
 
Jackie Koza, Toledo, Junior
 
Event Name: Paul Short Run
 
Finish in Event: 15th
 
Finishing Time 21:50
 
Top finisher for the Rockets in the women’s open race at the Paul Short Run. Set a new personal record.
 
 
Brooke Tullis, Toledo, Junior
 
Event Name: Paul Short Run
 
Finish in Event: 49th
 
Finishing time 21:25
 
Top finisher for the Rockets and the Mid-American Conference at the Paul Short Run (Women’s Gold 6K) against a handful of nationally ranked teams. Tullis stepped up after two UT runners were lost during the race to heat exhaustion from the very hot temperatures.
 
 
Juli Accurso, Ohio, Senior
 
Event Name: Notre Dame Invitational
 
Finish in Event: 28th
 
Finishing Time: 17:41.3

Juli has led her team in three of four events this season. 

 
 
Jason Salyer, Bowling Green, Senior
 
Event Name: All-Ohio Championship
 
Finish in Event: Third
 
Finishing Time: 25:10.64
 
Senior Jason Salyer placed third out of 289 competitors at the 41-team All-Ohio Championships Friday, running the 8,000 meter course in 25:10.64. Salyer placed second among all Division I runners in a race that included fellow MAC schools Akron, Miami (Ohio) and Kent State.
 
 
Ethan Lievense, Central Michigan, Junior
 
Event Name: Notre Dame Invitational 
 
Finish in Event: Third
 
Finishing Time: 25:36.7
 
Help lead the men’s team to a fourth place overall finish (126 pts.) over MAC opponent Ohio (7th, 231 pts.).
 
 
 
Clayton Murphy, Akron, Freshman
 
Event Name: All-Ohio Championship
 
Finish in Event: Fourth
 
Finishing Time: 25:19.13
 
Competing in just his third collegiate race, freshman Clayton Murphy led the Zips to their first team title at the All-Ohio Championships since 1963 Friday afternoon. In all, it was just the program's second team championship at the annual meet that featured nearly 300 competitors from 41 Ohio schools. Murphy, who has been UA's top finisher in each race this fall, came in fourth overall with an 8-kilometer time 25:19.13.
 
 
Harry Dixon, Eastern Michigan, Senior
 
Event Name: Notre Dame Invitational
 
Finish in Event: 43rd
 
Finishing Time: 25:11.2
 
Senior Harry Dixon (Nelson, New Zealand-Nayland College) paced the Eagles in the 8,000-meter race as the only top-50 finisher at the 58th Annual Notre Dame Invitational, Oct. 4. His time of 25:11.2 earned the New Zealand native 43rd place among the 209 runners that competed in the Men's Blue race, in which nine out of the nation’s top-40 teams competed . The race was won by the University of Texas at El Paso's Anthony Rotich, who came in with a time of 24:18.6.
 
 
 
Chase Robinson, Ohio, Senior
 
Event Name: Notre Dame Invitational
 
Finish in Event: 20th
 
Finishing Time: 26:05.9