The Akron women broke away from the rest of the field Saturday to win the MAC Outdoor Track Championship, completing their quest for conference titles in all three running sports.
The women won cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter and today they won outdoor track, becoming the first women's team in MAC history to win the Triple Crown.
With 134.5 points, the men moved from up in the standings to third, finishing behind Central Michigan (176.5) and Eastern Michigan (159.5).
Although Kent State trailed the Zips by only a few points after Day Two, the Flashes finished in third. Akron scored 141 points. Second-place Eastern Michigan was 38 points behind, with 103.
The season-long accomplishments won coach Dennis Mitchell the MAC Outdoor Coach of the Year award. I will have some comments from him a little later.
Here are some highlights...
The women's accomplishments this season are quite significant. Here is how I rank Akron teams' seasons -- in regards to success, not so much about success relative to the past or popularity of the sport.
Feel free to post your variations on that list in my comments section.
Anyhow, back to track. Several Akron athletes have qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships. Those will be held in Knoxville, Tenn., in two weeks.