Every week for the rest of the 2012-13 school year, I'll be honoring Miami University's top athletes in a blog post titled "High Marx", which recognizes them for outstanding performances. Enjoy!
- Zac Dysert went into the record books Saturday, as he became the first player in NCAA FBS history to pass for more than 500 yards (516) and rush for more than 100 yards (108) in the same game. The senior helped the RedHawks earn their second straight victory, beating conference foe Akron, 56-49. Dysert was also named the Mid-American Conference's East Division Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight week.
- Dawan Scott followed up a two-touchdown game against UMass with another two score game at Akron last Saturday. The sophomore wide receiver leads the team in yards with 441 on 27 catches, averaging 88.2 yards per game and 16.3 yards per reception. He has already surpassed his season totals in yards and touchdowns from a year ago.
- Freshman defender Lauren Kelly helped Miami to an undefeated weekend in a pair of road MAC games, getting the job done at both ends of the pitch. In Friday's 1-0 shutout of rival Ohio, she helped the RedHawks to their sixth shutout of the season with her lockdown defending and extended the team's shutout streak to over 192 minutes. In Sunday's 4-2 victory at Kent State, she scored the game-winning goal in the 70th minute, breaking a 2-2 tie. It was her first career goal and point at Miami as she cleaned up a loose ball in the box with a line drive into the back of the net to help Miami remain undefeated in the MAC.
Women's Cross Country
- Freshman Julia Valencia recorded her best team finish of her short career, scoring second for Miami Saturday at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational, as she was right behind Miami's top finisher Jess Hoover (13th) in 14th place with a 5K personal-best time of 18:01. She was running in a field of 514 runners from 51 teams and helped the RedHawks place third as a team. Valencia trimmed 56 seconds off her season-opening 5K time.
Men's Cross Country
- Junior Dave Wing paced Miami at the All-Ohio Championships Saturday, leading the RedHawks to a second-place team finish. He was Miami's top scorer for the first time this year and third time in his career, finishing in eighth place in an 8K personal-best 24:52.8. He was running in a field of 44 teams, including four MAC schools, and 301 runners. Wing beat his previous best time by 13 seconds and has scored in Miami's top three in all three races this year.