The Miami men’s team has been running well all season and today won the MAC championship in Athens, OH with Miami’s Obsaa Feda winning the individual title. Feda ran 23:39.7 (8K) out kicking Toby Gualter (EMU) and defending MAC champion Baldvin Magnusson (EMU) over the last 800 m. Scoring for Miami; Feda (1st), Mhalicki Bronson (8th), Jake Bertelsen (10th), Max Polak (11th), and Patrick Wills (16th). Dan Conway and Charlie Harders, who usually run in the top 5 finished 23rd and 27th, respectively. As previously noted, this team has been running well all season against some top ranked teams. The Great Lakes Regional is Nov. 11th in Terre Haute, IN and with a little luck I think the team can qualify for the NCAA Championship meet in Stillwater, OK on Nov. 19th.
The Miami women’s team finished 4th behind Toledo, Ohio, and EMU. Miami’s Carmen Riano won the individual title running 19:30.3 (6K). Miami’s Ava Nutall finished 4th (20:13.3).
At the very least I think we’ll see Feda and Riano qualify for the NCAA Championship as individuals.
On a personal note my two nieces finished 74th (23:02) and 91st (23:49) for Akron and my cousin finished 80th (23:15) for Bowling Green.