OXFORD, Ohio – For their performances last weekend senior runner Dave Wing and the entire women’s cross country team are Miami’s Athletes of the Week connected by Frontier Communications for the week of Oct. 28-Nov 3.
Wing represented the RedHawks well in the 2013 MAC Championship, finishing second overall on the 8K Forrest Creason Golf Course. He led the Red and White in all five of its regular-season meets this season, and Saturday’s conference meet was no different. Staying at the front of the pack the entire way, Wing went head-to-head with Buffalo’s Zachary Ahart, who won the individual title in 24:47.60. Wing then took the runner-up spot eight seconds later in 24:54.61.
This is the fifth time this season that Wing has been named Miami’s Male Athlete of the Week.
The women’s cross country team placed four runners among the top 10 finishers at the 2013 Mid-American Conference Championship, which catapulted the RedHawks to their third conference title in six years, defeating three-time conference champion Toledo 45-48.
Junior Jess Hoover paced the Red and White throughout the entire 6K race on Bowling Green State University’s Forrest Creason Golf Course, finishing third overall in 21:16.97. Redshirt junior Melissa Girgis was the team’s second scorer, taking fifth overall in 21:26.63. Both Hoover and Girgis were named First-Team All-MAC for finishing within the top seven.
Two other RedHawks were named Second-Team All-MAC, finishing back-to-back in ninth and tenth. Junior Anna Lamb was Miami’s third finisher in 21:32.63, while sophomore Laura Bess finished one second behind in 21:33.67. Junior Elisa Frazier was Miami’s final scorer, taking 18th overall in 21:58.56.
Lamb and Bess both topped three Toledo Rockets who rounded out Toledo’s scoring in 11th, 13th and 14th. These additional points thwarted Toledo’s hopes of earning a fourth-consecutive conference title.
The next Miami Athletes of the Week connected by Frontier Communications will be announced Tuesday, Nov. 12. For a list of this year’s winner’s, click here.
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