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coaching staff Ta’ Frias

Head Track & Field Coach Coaching Specialty: Field events, hurdles • Fourth year at JMU • 13th year in coaching profession • USA Track and Field Level II certified in sprints and jumps • Former assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin State University and University of Richmond

As a coach • First Colonial Athletic Association championship in school history (women’s outdoor, 2012) • 2012 CAA Track & Field Coach of the Year • 13 Southland Conference individual champions • 77 All-Southland Conference individual honors • 25 school records • Four NCAA All-Region honors • Four NCAA qualifiers • One USA Olympic Trials qualifier • One Team USA participant in the 2006 Under-23 NACAC Games • Stephen F. Austin won four Southland Conference championships (women outdoor: 2002, 2003, 2005; men indoor: 2005)

As an athlete • At North Carolina, three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference in heptathlon and member of eight ACC champion teams • Inducted into Collegiate High School Athletic Hall of Fame in Richmond, Va. (2008)

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coaching staff Dave Rinker

Assistant Track & Field Coach Head Cross Country Coach Coaching Specialty: distance, middle distance • 14th year at JMU • 29th collegiate coaching season • Coach, U.S. Senior Men, IAAF World Cross Country Championships (2003) • Coach, U.S. Men’s Junior World Cross Country Championships (1998) • Seven CAA team championships (women: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2011; men: 1999) • ECAC (2001, 2010) and IC4A (2003) team championships • Eight CAA individual champions • Eight CAA Runners of the Year • 13 NCAA national track and field qualifiers • Two NCAA Cross Country All-Americas • 119 NJCAA Cross Country/Track & Field All-Americas

Coach of the Year • CAA (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2011) • NJCAA national men’s (1987, 1990) • NJCAA national men’s outdoor track and field (1999)

Bill Walton Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Coaching Specialty: Sprints, horizontal jumps • 33rd year at JMU • Mid-Atlantic Region outdoor track & field Coach of the Year (1990) • CAA cross country Coach of the Year (1987, 1992) • 31 NCAA All-Americas • 42 ECAC/IC4A champions • 56 NCAA qualifiers • IC4A president (1998-99) • NCAA Track & Field/Cross Country Committee (2010-14) • Chair of NCAA Cross Country Committee for NCAA Division I Championships (2010-11)

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2013 Dukes

Jacki Ferrance

Katie Harman

Sr., Mechanicsville, Va. (Lee-Davis) Events: Distance

Sr., Clarksville, Md. (River Hill) Events: Distance

Majoring in psychology and premedicine with a minor in biology

Majoring in health science and preoccupational therapy with a minor in exceptional education

• CAA Champion in 1,500-meter and 5,000-meter for 2012

• Career-best indoor one-mile run at Liberty Quad in 2012

• Third-place finish in 1,500-meter at 2012 ECACs

• Five-time CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient

• CAA Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year

• Three-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team

“One of the top items on my bucket list is to swim with dolphins.”

• VaSID Academic All-State • Spring 2012 President’s List, JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete “My favorite memory from winning the 2012 CAA track & field meet was the excitement right after we found out we had won!”

Katie Gorman Sr., Lafayette Hill, Pa. (Plymouth-Whitemarsh) Events: Distance Majoring in kinesiology (exercise science)

Jaime Lott Sr., Fredericksburg, Va. (Courtland) Events: Long jump, 200, 400 Majoring in health sciences with a concentration in pre-physician’s assistant

• All-CAA in 2012 with second-place 10,000-meter run • VaSID Academic All-State honoree in 2012 • 5,000-meter champion at 2012 Patirot Open Invitational • Spring 2012 President’s List, JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete “The true essence of JMU track & field comes out when the entire team treks up to d-hall five days a week with ice bags tied on and wearing dirty trainers to enjoy dinner together. Not to menton peanut butter pie day.”

• Fourth-place finish in 400-meter dash (1:00.47) at 2012 JMU Invitational • Eighth-place finish in 200-meter dash (26.87) at 2012 Liberty Quad • Third-place finish in 4x400meter relay (3:49.31) at 2012 UVA Team Swashbuckle with teammates Jaclyn Smith, Ciarra Morris and Aubrie McAlpine • Spring 2012 Dean’s List • Spring 2012 CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award • Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “My favorite memory from winning the 2012 CAA track & field meet was being a port of the 4x400-meter relay.”

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2013 Dukes

JaQuonna Lott

Maria McDonald

Sr., Fredericksburg, Va. (Courtland) Events: 200, 400, 800 Majoring in justice studies with a concentration in criminology and a minor in sociology

• Third-place finish in indoor 500-meter dash (1:22.36) at 2012 Liberty Invitational

Sr., Harrisburg, Pa. (Central Dauphin East) Events: 100, 200, 400 Majoring in health sciences with a concentration in pre-physician’s assistant

• Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “When I first came to JMU, the first thing I noticed was how spirited and welcoming everyone was. In my opinion, JMU has a population of people who gain a sense of pride in being kind to one another and our spirit shows in a way that is unified.”

• Fith-place finish in outdoor 400-meter dash (1:00.57) at 2012 JMU Invitational • Ninth-place finish in outdoor 400-meter dash (59.63) at 2012 UVA Team Swashbuckle • Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “During my free time, I love to do some type of arts and crafts, whether it be going thrifting or buying things from arts & crafts stores. I also love to do hair and hang out with my teammates.”

Marissa McDonald Adrena May Sr., Chesapeake, Va. (Great Bridge) Events: Discus Majoring in communications with minors in French and criminal justice

Sr., Harrisburg, Pa. (Central Dauphin East) Events: Long jump, triple jump, 100, 200 Majoring in engineering

• CAA Champion in long jump and All-CAA honoree in 2012 • Second-place finish in hammer (44.77 meters) at 2012 JMU Invitational • Fourth-place finish in weight throw (14.70 meters) at 2012 Armory Collegiate Challenge • Sixth-place finishin javelin (22.73 meters) at 2012 JMU Invitational • Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “One of the top items on my bucket list is to learn how to do a back flip.”

• All-CAA for third-place finish in 4x100-meter relay at 2012 CAA Championships • Won indoor 60-meter dash (7.51 sec) and long jump (5.94 meters) at 2012 Virginia Tech Challenge • Third-place finish in long jump (5.94 meters) at 2012 ECAC Indoor Championships • CAA Field Athlete of the Week (4/24/12) • Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete

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2013 Dukes

Jennifer Monk

Stacey Nobles

Sr., Bloomington, Ill. (Central Catholic) Events: Hurdles, multi

Sr., Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes) Events: Distance

Majoring in mathematics with minors in secondary education and coaching

Majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies with a minor in elementary education

• All-CAA for secondplace finish in heptathlon at 2012 CAA Championships

• All-CAA for second-place finish in 5,000-meter at 2012 CAA Championships • Won outdoor 3,000-meter run (10:31.30) at 2012 JMU Invitational

• Won pentathlon (3,463 points) at 2012 Navy Sweetheart Meet

• VaSID Academic All-State in 2012 • Spring 2012 President’s List

• Won pentathlon (3,371 points) at 2012 Liberty Invitational

• Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete

• Spring 2012 Dean’s List • Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “My dream job is to be a professional heptathlete.”

Christianna Moss Sr., Montpelier, Va. (Patrick Henry) Events: Discus, shot put, weight throw Majoring in health sciences with a concentration in occupational therapy

“My favorite memory from winning the 2012 CAA track & field meet was being so excited that my best friend/roommate Anne Reiner won the 800! I couldn’t stop crying for five minutes.”

Gabrielle Poore Sr., Wyomissing, Pa. (Wilson) Events: 100, 200, 400 Majoring in international business with a minor in business Spanish

• Won discus (42.18 meters) at 2012 JMU Invitational

• Seventh-place finish in 400-meter dash (1:01.52) at 2012 JMU Invitational

• Fourth-place finish in hammer (41.32 meters) at 2012 JMU Invitational

• Sixth-place finish in indoor 4x400meter relay (3:56.69) at 2012 Virginia Tech Challenge with Aubrie McAlpine, Jasmine Waddell and Jaime Lott

• Fifth-place finish in weight throw (14.32 meters) at 2012 Armory Collegiate Challenge

• Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “On Halloween, we always dress up for practice! It’s one of my favorite things that we do; we like to enjoy ourselves and be silly.”

• Fifth-place finish in discus (35.85 meters) at 2012 UVA Team Swashbuckle “The best non-track and field thing about JMU is the amazing people you meet along the way.”

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2013 Dukes

Annie Reiner

Whitney Staton

Sr., Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes) Events: Distance Majoring in sociology with a minor in art

• CAA Champion in 800-meter in 2012 and All-CAA honoree

Sr., Fredericksburg, Va. (Chancellor) Events: Long jump, triple jump, 100, 200, 400 Majoring in exercise science

• Third-place finish in outdoor 200-meter dash (25.00 seconds) at 2012 JMU Invitational

• Third-place finish in 1,000-meter run (2:50.98) at 2012 ECAC Indoor Championships

• Third-place finish in indoor 4x400meter relay (3:55.30) at 2012 Navy Invitational with Jaclyn Smith, Ciarra Morris and Morgan Sheaffer

• Set school-record for indoor 1,000-meter run (2:49.86) at 2012 BU Valentine Invitational

• Third-place finish in long jump (5.47 meters) at 2012 JMU Invitational

• USTFCCCA All-Academic in 2012 • Spring 2012 President’s List • Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “Rain, hail, snow, hot, humid, freezing—it doesn’t matter. We’re outside running.”

Kristen Greene Michelle Savarese Sr., Middletown, N.J. (Red Bank Catholic) Events: Distance

Jr., Colonial Heights, Va. (Thomas Dale) Events: Shot put, discus Majoring in accounting with a minor in computer information systems

Majoring in kinesiology (exercise science)

• Third-place finishes in 3,000-meter steeplechase at 2012 Patriot Open Invitational (11:38.37) and 2012 JMU Invitational (12:07.48) • Seventh-place finish in 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:38.07) at 2012 CAA Outdoor Championships • Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete

• Third-place finishes in shot put at 2012 Hokie Invitational (indoor, 12.75 meters) and 2012 UVA Team Swashbuckle (outdoor, 12.31 meters) • Third-place finish in javelin (37.39 meters) at 2012 JMU Invitational • Spring 2012 JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete “My favorite memory from winning the 2012 CAA track & field meet was everyone smiling and screaming when we won.”

“I’d love to christen the new University Park complex by running well at the home meet.”

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2013 Dukes

Erin Lopresti

Carrie Payne

Jr., Cranberry Township, Pa. (Seneca Valley) Events: Distance

Jr., Annandale, Va. (W.T. Woodson) Events: Distance Majoring in international affairs

Majoring in health sciences with a minor in gerontology

• Won indoor 800-meter run (2:15.51) at 2012 Patriot Last Chance Invitational

• Third-place finish in 3,000-meter run (10:55.27) at 2012 JMU Invitational

• Member of three first-place relay teams: indoor 4,000-meter distance medley relay (11:57.50), indoor 4x800-meter relay (9:05.26) and outdoor 4x400-meter relay (4:02.90)

• Fifth-place finish in 5,000-meter run (18:29.26) at 2012 Patriot Open Invitational • Spring 2012 Dean’s List

• Third-place finish in 4x800-meter relay (9:01.43) at 2012 ECAC Indoor Champoinships with Kelsey Langton, Kristen Landry and Morgan Sheaffer

• Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “I’d love to christen the new University Park complex by doing mile repeats…just kidding!”

• Spring 2012 President’s List • Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “The best things about JMU are the atmosphere, the beautiful campus and the great food!”

Lauren Privette Jr., Round Hill, Va. (Loudoun Valley) Events: Long jump, triple jump, sprints

Ciarra Morris Jr., Richmond, Va. (Meadowbrook) Events: Sprints, hurdles

Majoring in geographic science and media arts & design

Majoring in kinesiology • Third-place finishes in indoor long jump at 2012 Virginia Tech Challenge (5.67 meters) and 2012 Armory Collegiate Challenge (5.69 meters) • All-CAA for third-place finish in 4x100-meter relay (45.91 seconds) at 2012 CAA Championships with Jordan Simmons, Ashley Williams and Marissa McDonald

• Fifth-place finish in indoor 60-meter dash (7.85 seconds) at 2012 Armory Collegiate Challenge

• Won indoor 400-meter dash (56.70 seconds) at 2012 Armory Collegiate Challenge

• Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete

• Second-place finish in outdoor 200-meter dash (24.47 seconds) at 2012 JMU Invitational

• Spring 2012 CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award

“My favorite memory from winning the 2012 CAA track & field meet was seeing and feeling the excitement circulate through the entire team during the entire experience.”

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2013 Dukes

Kelsey Seymour

Ashley Williams

Jr., Ebensburg, Pa. (Central Cambria) Events: Distance Majoring in communication sciences and disorders

• Won indoor 1,000-meter run (3:04.53) at 2012 Liberty Quad

Jr., Shillington, Pa. (Governor Mifflin) Events: Long jump, 100, 200 Majoring in health sciences with a concentration in pre-physician’s assistant

• All-CAA for third-place finish in 4x100-meter relay (45.91 seconds) at 2012 CAA Championships

• Second-place finish in 4x800meter relay (9:05.77) at 2012 Hokie Invitational with Katie Harman, Annie Reiner and Stacey Nobles

• Second-place finish in 4x200-meter relay (1:38.04) at 2012 Colonial Relays with Jordan Simmons, Marissa McDonald and Ciarra Morris

• Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete

• Third-place finish in 100-meter dash (12.16 seconds) at 2012 JMU Invitational

“What I’m looking forward to most about the new University Park complex is that all the event groups’ practice areas will be closer to each other. This will make it easier to cheer on the other events and support our teammates.”

• Fifth-place finish in 200-meter dash (25.02 seconds) at 2012 JMU Invitational “My dream job is to work as a Physician’s Assistant, believe it or not. If that doesn’t happen, I would like to be a Registered Nurse.”

Julie Strange Jr., Leesburg, Va. (Loudoun County) Events: Distance Majoring in interdisciplinary liberal studies with a minor in elementary education

Nicole Gilbert So., Hanover, Mass. (Hanover) Events: Long jump, hurdles

• Third-place finish in indoor 3,000-meter run (10:34.11) at 2012 Liberty Invitational • 11th-place finish in indoor 3,000-meter run (10:31.29) at 2012 Virginia Tech Challenge

• Fourth-place finish in outdoor 100-meter hurdles (16.27 seconds) at 2012 JMU Invitational

• Spring 2012 CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award

• Fifth-place finishes in long jump at 2012 Liberty Quad (indoor, 4.99 meters) and 2012 JMU Invitational (outdoor, 5.25 meters)

• Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “During a morning track workout last spring, I was struggling with the short recovery. Coach Rinker held up his watch and told me that it didn’t care how I felt, so neither should I. This signifies the essence of the team because we will work hard despite how we are feeling.”

• Spring 2012 JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

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2013 Dukes

Rachel Hagen

Kelsey Langton

So., Sterling, Va. (Potomac Falls) Events: Distance Majoring in nursing

So., Hamilton Square, N.J. (Notre Dame HS) Events: Distance Majoring in nursing and health sciences

• Second-place finish in indoor 3,000-meter run (10:58.19) at 2012 Navy Invitational

• Member of three first-place relay teams: indoor 4,000-meter distance medley relay (11:57.50), indoor 4x800-meter relay (9:05.26) and outdoor 4x400-meter relay (4:02.90)

• Third-place finish in outdoor 5,000-meter run (18:20.66) at 2012 Patriot Open Invitational

• Third-place finish in 800-meter run (2:16.28) at 2012 Patriot Last Chance Invitational

• Fourth-place finish in outdoor 3,000-meter run (10:56.25) at 2012 JMU Invitational “I loved seeing Coach Frias’ reaction to when we found out we had won [the 2012 CAA track & field meet]. Just knowing how hard we worked and how proud our coaches were felt so good!”

• Sixth-place finish in 400-meter dash (1:01.33) at 2012 JMU Invitational • 2012 CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award “One of the top items on my bucket list is to travel the world.”

Kristen Landry So., Boonton Township, N.J. (Mountain Lakes) Events: Distance Majoring in communications

Morgan Sheaffer So., New Bloomfield, Pa. (West Perry) Events: Distance Majoring in nursing

• Member of first-place 4x400-meter relay team (4:02.90) at 2012 JMU Invitational • Second-place finish in indoor 1,000-meter run (3:07.56) at 2012 Liberty Quad • Sixth-place finish in 4x800-meter relay (9:01.43) at 2012 ECAC Indoor Champoinships with Kelsey Langton, Morgan Sheaffer and Erin Lopresti “Being a part of JMU track & field means that, no matter how difficult the practice may be, there is always someone there running alongside you or standing on the side, cheering you on, telling you to keep going.”

• Won 4x800-meter relay (9:05.26) at 2012 Hokie Invitational with Kelsey Langton, Erin Lopresti and Tiel Westbrook • Second-place finish in 400-meter dash (58.57 seconds) at 2012 JMU Invitational • Third-place finish in 500-meter run (1:17.16) at 2012 Navy Invitational • Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “My favorite place around JMU to train is the Gorge, because it’s so pretty and I love running on the trails.”

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2013 Dukes

Destiny Simmons

Tiel Westbrook

So., Staunton, Va. (Robert E. Lee) Events: 200, 400

So., Mechanicsville, Va. (Lee-Davis) Events: Distance

Majoring in sports & recreation management with a minor in business

Majoring in kinesiology

• Won 4x800-meter relay (9:05.26) at 2012 Hokie Invitational with Kelsey Langton, Erin Lopresti and Morgan Sheaffer

• Won 400-meter dash (57.49 seconds) at 2012 JMU Invitational • Third-place finish in 4x200meter relay (1:38.11 seconds) at 2012 Raleigh Relays with Jordan Simmons, Marissa McDonald and Ashley Williams

• Eighth-place finish in indoor 500-meter run (1:18.50) at 2012 Navy Invitational • Member of third place 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team (4:08.16) at 2012 Colonial Relays

• Sixth-place finish in 200-meter dash (25.76 seconds) at 2012 UVA Team Swashbuckle

• Spring 2012 President’s List

• Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “I chose to major in Sports and Recreation Management because I’ve always wanted to do something in athletics. I did a program with my high school athletic director and that led me to this field.”

• Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “One of the top items on my bucket list is to go to Spain.”

Jasmine Waddell So., Mount Royal, N.J. (Kingsway Regional) Events: 100/400 hurdles Majoring in kinesiology

• Won 100-meter hurdles at 2012 JMU Invitational (14.24 seconds) and at 2012 UVA Team Swashbuckle (14.67 seconds) • Second-place finish in 400-meter hurdles (1:06.99) at 2012 JMU Invitational • Sixht-place finish in 60-meter hurdles (8.93 seconds) at 2012 Armory Collegiate Challenge • Spring 2012 Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “I’d love to christen the University Park complex by being the first hurdler to fall on the track.”

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2013 Dukes

Adrienne Alexander

Fr., Queens, N.Y. (Bishop Loughlin) Events: Shot put, discus • Holds city record in shot put for indoor and outdoor

Jenna Flickinger Fr., Hummelstown, Pa. (Lower Dauphin) Events: Distance

• Placed in top three at Penn Relays twice

• 2012 District 3 champion of 3,200-meter run

• AAU All-American in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011

• Steve Spence/Most Valuable Player in 2010 and 2012

“The accomplishment of which I am proudest of is graduating high school and being accepted to a college of my choice on a scholarship.”

• Captain of the track & field team as a senior 13 Southland Conference individual champions “The best piece of advice I’ve received is to stay calm on the starting line by knowing that I have done everything to prepare for that moment.”

Emily Cole Fr., Stafford, Va. (North Stafford) Events: Distance Majoring in nursing • Commonwealth District champion in 3,200-meter run in 2012 (indoor and outdoor) • 2012 All-State runner for 1,600-meters • Team Captain as a senior “I chose to come to JMU because it was the university I felt most comfortable at. Great people and positive energy!”

Anna Harpster Fr., Lovettsville, Va. (Woodgrove) Events: Triple jump, long jump, 100, 200, 400 Majoring in psychology with a minor in art • Fourth-place finish at 2012 All-State championships in 400-meter dash • Second-place finishes as a senior at Wolverine District championships in 100-meter and 200-meter • Set school records in 100-meter, 200-meter, 300-meter hurdles, 4x400-meter relay, 4x100-meter relay, long jump and triple jump

Laura Dobbs Fr., Glen Allen, Va. (Deep Run) Events: Distance Majoring in accounting • Third-place finishes at 2012 Colonial District championships in outdoor 1,600-meter & 3,200-meter • Fourth-place finish at 2012 Central Region championships in outdoor 3,200-meter • Awarded Most Valuable Player honors as a senior “One of the top items on my bucket list is visiting Italy with my sisters.”

“One of the top items on my bucket list is cage diving with Great White Sharks!”

Caroline Morris Fr., Fredericksburg, Va. (James Monroe) Events: Distance Majoring in political science • 2011 Battlefield District champion in 800-meter run, mile and 4x400-meter relay • Participated in AAU Junior Olympics in July 2011 • Set regional record for mile (5:13.14) when she won the Region 1 championship in 2011 “My favorite thing about track/cc is the team aspect and being surrounded by people who are dedicated and passionate about the same things.”

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2013 Dukes

Nicole Rossi

Kathleen Stewart

Fr., Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes) Events: High jump

Fr., Holland, Pa. (Council Rock South) Events: Distance

Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in pre-physical therapy • Honored by coaches association with Walter Amos Award for the Best AllAround Female Athlete in 2012

Majoring in communication sciences and disorders • Holds school records in indoor mile (5:13), indoor 4x800-meter relay (9:40), outdoor 4x800-meter relay (9:22), 3,000-meter run (10:39) and 3,200-meter run (11:14)

• Second Team All-South Hampton Roads for Outdoor Track (2012) for high jump • Set school record for high jump (5’4”) in 2012 “The one thing I can’t live without is food. I love to eat, watch The Food Network and, you really do need it to live!”

• 2011 Suburban One League National Conference champion in 1,600-meter run • Finished 19th in the Mile Emerging Elite at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals “I started participating in track and cross country because my family would run local 5k’s together, and I began to really enjoy and love to run. I thought it was fun to train and race.”

Justice Seward Fr., Virginia Beach, Va. (Salem) Events: 100, 200 Majoring in health sciences • Finished second at the 2012 Beach District championships in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and 55-meter dash

Rachel Watkins Fr., Frederick, Md. (Tuscarora) Events: 100, 200

• Team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior

Majoring in communication sciences and disorders • 55-meter dash champion at conference, county, region and state levels in 2012

• Most Valuable Player for track & field in 2011 and 2012

• Sixth-place finish at New Balance Nationals in 60-meter dash

“I started participating in track because my sister did it, and I wanted to be like her.”

• Holds Piedmont Conference records in 55-meter dash, 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash “The one thing I will miss most about my hometown is the peace and quiet.”

Kayln Simmons Fr., Woodbridge, Va. (Osbourn Park) Events: 200, 400 • Won the 4x400-meter relay at the 2012 Penn Relays • 10th-place finish in the 4x200-meter relay at the 2012 New Balance Indoor Nationals • Northwest Region champion in the indoor 4x200-meter relay as a senior “A person who is an inspiration to me is my dad because he always encourages me and tells me positive things before and after races, as well as just in general.”

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olympians

Juli Henner ‘92 Post-JMU

• First JMU U.S. Olympian, 1,500m, Atlanta 1996 • U.S. Olympic Trials 1,500m runner-up 1996 • JMU Athletics Hall of Fame 2002 • CAA Silver Anniversary Team

JMU • First female athlete to earn Division I All-America honors in track • NCAA Outdoor Championships: 10th-place in 1,500-meter (1992) • All-East: 1,500-meter (1991, 1992), indoor mile (1991, 1992), cross country (1992) • CAA Champion: 800-meter (1991), 1,500-meter (1991, 1992) • ECAC Champion: 1,500-meter (1992) • CAA Track & Field Championships Athlete of the Meet (1991) • All-CAA Cross Country (1990, 1991, 1992)

Tiombé Hurd ‘95 Triple Jump

Post-JMU • U.S Olympian: triple jump, Athens 2004 • American record holder: 47’5” triple jump, 2004-present • IAAF World Indoor Championships: bronze medal, 2001 • U.S. Olympic Trials: champion (2004), bronze medal (2000) • U.S. Outdoor Championships: gold medal (2001), silver medal (1999) • U.S. Indoor Championships: gold medal (2000, 2001) • JMU Athletics Hall of Fame, 2005 • CAA Silver Anniversary Team

JMU • Only JMU athlete to be named an AllAmerica five times • NCAA Outdoor Championships (1993, 1994, 1995) • NCAA Indoor Championships (1993, 1995) • CAA champion triple jump four times • School records: outdoors triple jump (44’4 ¼”), indoors triple jump (42’9”)

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all-americans

Samantha Bates ‘98

All-America: mile, distance medley relay (1997) • NCAA Indoor National Championships: eighth in mile, distance medley relay (1997) • NCAA Outdoor National Championships: 1,500-meter (1997) • CAA Champion: 800-meter, 1,500-meter (1997) • CAA Silver Anniversary Team • Current school records: indoor mile, outdoor 1,500-meter, two relays

• NCAA Indoor National Championships: eighth in distance medley relay (1997) • All-East: indoor & outdoor 3,200-meter (1996); indoor 800-meter, distance medley relay (1998) • Current school record: indoor sprint medley relay

All-America: cross country, 3,000-meter steeplechase, 5,000-meter (2002)

• Only JMU athlete to earn three All-America honors in the same calendar year • Third-ranked American in 3,000-meter steeplechase (2002) • NCAA National Championships: fourth in steeplechase, sixth in indoor 5,000-meter, 30th in cross country (2002) • Mondo/U.S. Track Coaches Association Southeast Region Athlete of the Year (2002) • CAA cross country Runner of the Year (2001, 2002) • CAA track & field Athlete of the Year (2002) • CAA Silver Anniversary Team • Current school records: steeplechase, outdoor 3,000-meter, indoor & outdoor 5,000-meter

Sara Carpenter ’99 All-America: distance medley relay (1997)

Mollie DeFrancesco ‘03

Bethany Eigel ‘00

All-America: distance medley relay, 5,000-meter (1997); 3,000-meter (1998, 2000) • Only JMU female runner to be named All-America four times • NCAA Indoor National Championships: eighth in distance medley relay (1997); eighth in 3,000-meter (1998) • NCAA Outdoor National Championships: ninth in 5,000-meter (1997); 12th in 3,000-meter (2000) • CAA cross country Runner of the Year (1996) • CAA champion: 3,000-meter (1997) • CAA Silver Anniversary Team • JMU Athletics Hall of Fame (2009) • Current school records: indoor 3,000-meter, outdoor distance medley relay

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all-americans

Cindy Slagle ‘84 All-America: 1,500-meter (1982)

• AIAW Outdoor National Championships: sixth in 1,500-meter, competitor in 3,200-meter relay, qualifier in 3,000-meter (1981, 1982) • Virginia AIAW champion: 1,500-meter (1981, 1982); 3,200-meter relay (1982) • JMU Athletics Hall of Fame (2012)

Suzi Shreckhise Slater ‘83 All-America: 400-meter hurdles (1981, 1982)

• U.S. Olympic Trials (1984) • U.S. Outdoor Championships (1983) • AIAW Outdoor National Championships: fifth in 400-meter hurdles (1981); sixth in 400-meter hurdles, 11th in mile relay (1982) • NCAA National Championships: 10th in indoor 600-meter, 30th in 400-meter hurdles (1983) • JMU Athletics Hall of Fame: first track & field athlete inducted (2003) • Current school record: 400-meter hurdles

Tamara Stewart ‘97

All-America: distance medley relay (1997) • NCAA Indoor National Championships: eighth in distance medley relay (1997) • Current school records in two relays • Former school record for indoor 500-meter • Current second-best school 500-meter time • As a senior, ran on five record-setting relay teams

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ecac champions JMU 2013 Dukes have won 11 individual titles at the prestigious Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.

Leslie Anderson ‘09 ECAC Champion: 400-meter (2007)

• NCAA East Region Championships: 24th in 400-meter (2006) • USA Track & Field Junior National Championships: 13th in 400-meter (2006) • CAA Champion: 400-meter (2006) • Current school record: 400-meter

Tracey Livengood ‘98 ECAC Champion: indoor 5,000-meter (1998)

• NCAA Indoor National Champoinships: 14th in 5,000-meter (1998) • All-NCAA Southeast Region: cross country (1995, 1997) • All-CAA cross country (1994, 1995, 1997) • CAA cross country Rookie of the Year (1994)

Shannon Saunders ‘06

ECAC Champion: 5,000-meter, 10,000-meter (2005) • NCAA Outdoor National Champoinships: 16th in 10,000-meter (2004); 19th in 10,000-meter (2006); 20th in 10,000-meter (2005) • NCAA Cross Country Naitonal Championships (2004, 2005) • All-NCAA Southeast Region: cross country (2004, 2005) • CAA cross country Runner of the Year (2004, 2005) • CAA cross country champion (2004, 2005) • All-CAA cross country (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) • CAA Silver Anniversary Team • Current school record: 10,000-meter

Other ECAC champions include: • Juli Speights, 1,500m 1992 • Samantha Bates, indoor 1,000m 1994 • Mollie DeFrancesco, indoor 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase 2002; indoor 5,000m 2003

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caa champions Cathy Beck

Nelly Anderson

Dena Spickard

100m 1990, 1991 200m 1991 1,600m relay 1990

1,500m 2006 3,000m steeplechase 2004, 2005, 2006

Davida Walker

100m hurdles 1990, 1992

Diana Gillam

3,000m 1996

cross country 2006 10,000m 2005

Keisha Banks

800m 2000

Waynitra Thomas

800m 2002

Seun Augustus

long jump 2000

Sarah Burkett

1,500m 2002

Erica Bates

Susan Ferrel

discus 1991, 1992

Kelly Baker

10,000m 2001

400m 1991 1,600m relay 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Other individual champions: Team, Track & Field • Leslie Anderson, 400m 2006 • Samantha Bates, 800m 1997; 1,500m 1996, 1997 • Bethany Eigel, 3,000m 1997 • Mollie DeFrancesco, 3,000m steeplechase 2001, 2002; cross country 2001, 2002 • Katie Gorman, 10,000m 2011 • Katie Harman, 1,500m 2012; 5,000m 2012 • Tiombé Hurd, triple jump 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 • Kelly Jemison, 3,000m steeplechase 2010 • Danyelle Kent-Robinson, high jump 2012 • Marissa McDonald, long jump 2012 • Alison Parris, cross country 2010; 5,000m 2011 • Annie Reiner, 800m 2012 • Shannon Saunders, 5,000m 2005, 2005; cross country 2004, 2005; 10,000m 2006 • Juli Speights 800m 1990, 1991; 1,500m 1991, 1992

2012-13 JMU 2011 Cross JMU Country/Track Soccer - 22 & Field - 22

caa champions

Tiffany Hall

400m hurdles 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 1,600m relay 2001, 2002

Tanique Carter

Maria Thomas

200m 2009

400m 2001 1,600m relay 2001, 2002

Zakiya Haley

400m 1998

Patricia Ritter

10,000m 1992

Jill Baumgartner

Adrienne Mayo

800m 1994 1,600m relay 1993, 1994

triple jump 2006

JMU 2013 Dukes Selected to CAA Silver Anniversary Team Track and Field

Keisha Banks Samantha Bates Mollie DeFrancesco Bethany Eigel Tiombé Hurd Shannon Saunders Juli Speights

Danielle Legendre

high jump 1990

Other 1,600m relay champions: Lynsie Battle, 2001 • Melanie Bryant, 2001, 2002 • Shelby Brown, 1991, 1992 • Princess Hicks, 1990 • Janai Hill, 1993 • Tiombé Hurd, 1992, 1993, 1994 • Fatima Joyner, 1994 • Sarah Kirtland, 2002 • Kiersten Murray, 1994 • Kim Schlemmer, 1991 • Kim Williams, 1990, 1991, 1992

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top performances

Sprints & Hurdles 60m indoors 7.50 Tanique Carter, 2009 7.51 Marissa McDonald, 2012 7.54* Cathy Beck, 1990 7.59 Jordan Simmons, 2012 7.66* Princess Hicks, 1990 7.69* Rhonda Mason, 1984 7.79 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1998 7.81 Candace Nelms, 2008 7.84 Lauren Privette, 2011 7.86 Rachel Watkins, 2013 *converted from 55m distance

Sharnet Rowlan

200m indoors Shaunah Saint Cyr

223.98 24.84 25.03 25.06 25.10 25.17 25.24 25.25 25.27 25.28

Tanique Carter, 2009 Jordan Simmons, 2012 Marissa McDonald, 2012 Rhonda Mason, 1985 Leslie Anderson, 2008 Tiffany Hall, 2004 Rashonda Roberson, 2008 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1998 Zakiya Haley, 1998 Ashley Williams, 2011

400m indoors 55.65 55.82 56.60 56.68 57.35 57.39 57.45 57.57 58.03 58.04

60M Hurdles Indoors

Leslie Anderson, 2008 Zakiya Haley, 1998 Shontya’ Bready, 1998 Ciarra Morris, 2013 Tiffany Hall, 2005 Tamarra Stewart, 1997 Lynsie Battle, 2002 Rashonda Roberson, 2008 Destiny Simmons, 2013 Rhonda Mason, 1984

8.62* Davida Walker, 1992 8.80 Seun Augustus, 2000 8.81* Katrina Allen, 1992 8.82 Jasmine Waddell, 2013 8.88 Danyelle Kent-Robinson, 2011 8.92 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 8.95 Jennifer Monk, 2012 9.06 Danna Frink, 2007 9.11 Marissa Biggins, 2006 9.15 Christine Nicewonger, 2008 *converted from 55m distance

500m indoors 1:14.45 1:14.51 1:14.80 1:14.94 1:15.51 1:15.85 1:15.92 1:16.12 1:16.35 1:16.47

Shontya’ Bready, 2000 Tamarra Stewart, 1994 Erica Bates, 1993 Tiffany Hall, 2005 Lynsie Battle, 2002 Zakiya Haley, 1997 Robin Harlfinger, 1985 Maria Thomas, 2002 Ellen Holmes, 1984 C.J. Wilkerson, 1998

Shontya’ Bready Marie Abbott

100M Outdoors

C.J. Wilkerson

Jaime Roberts

11.64 Tanique Carter, 2009 11.72 Marissa McDonald, 2012 11.72 Cathy Beck, 1990 11.73 Jordan Simmons, 2011 11.94 Rhonda Mason, 1984 11.96 Patricia Mebane, 1986 12.00 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1999 12.13 Ashley Williams, 2011 12.14 Kaystyle Madden, 1992 12.15 Candace Nelms, 2007

Rhonda Mason

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top performances

200M Outdoors

400M Hurdles Outdoor

23.69 23.83 24.15 24.20 24.42 24.47 24.69 24.78 24.91 24.94

Tanique Carter, 2008 & 2009 Rhonda Mason, 1984 Jordan Simmons, 2012 Patricia Mebane, 1984 TiombĂŠ Hurd, 1994 Ciarra Morris, 2012 Leslie Anderson, 2007 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1999 Zakiya Haley, 1997 Ashley Williams, 2011

59.44 58.82 1:01.74 1:02.23 1:02.98 1:02.99 1:03.73 1:03.96 1:04.39 1:05.05

Suzi Shreckhise, 1983 Tiffany Hall, 2004 Carolyn Holgerson, 1988 LaVonne Ellerbe, 2006 CJ Wilkerson, 1999 Lori Gauer, 2002 Whitney Staton, 2012 Christine Nicewonger, 2007 Marissa Biggins, 2008 Jasmine Waddell, 2013

400M Outdoors 54.96 55.13 55.21 55.26 55.34 55.64 55.72 55.95 55.99 56.24

Leslie Anderson, 2008 Ciarra Morris, 2012 Erica Bates, 1991 Zakiya Haley, 1998 Rhonda Mason, 1983 Tiffany Hall, 2004 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1999 Shontya’ Bready, 2000 Rashonda Roberson, 2008 Suzi Shreckhise, 1983

Jessica Bernstein

100M Hurdles Outdoor 13.75 13.99 14.14 14.24 14.32 14.34 14.44 14.71 14.73 16.27

Davida Walker, 1992 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 Sharnet Rowlan, 1985 Jasmine Waddell, 2012 Seun Augustus, 1999 Danyelle Kent-Robinson, 2011 Jennifer Monk, 2011 Marisa Biggins, 2007 Tiffany Hall, 2001 Nicole Gilbert, 2011

Patricia Mebane

Lynsie Battle

Melanie Bryant

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Princess Hicks

top performances

Middle Distance & Distance 800m indoors

3,000M Indoors

2:08.11 2:09.51 2:09.96 2:10.71 2:10.82 2:10.84 2:11.79 2:13.31 2:13.31 2:14.24

9:24.87 9:30.85 9:35.51 9:37.19 9:40.10 9:43.43 9:44.66 9:44.83 9:45.68 9:47.82

Diana Gillam, 1996 Sarah Burkett, 2001 Keisha Banks, 2001 Kelsey Langton, 2013 Sara Carpenter, 1998 Samantha Bates, 1997 Juli Speights, 1991 Alisha Lewis, 2002 Sarah Matthes, 1998 Suzi Shreckhise, 1982

Bethany Eigel, 1998 Shannon Saunders, 2005 Alison Parris, 2010 Katie Harman, 2012 Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Patricia Ritter, 1992 Cindy Dunham, 2002 Jennifer Lapetoda, 2004 Stacey Nobles, 2010 Tracey Livengood, 1998

1,000M Indoors

5,000m indoors

2:49.86 2:50.90 2:52.31 2:52.32 2:53.09 2:53.21 2:53.44 2:53.71 2:54.06 2:54.11

16:22.64 16:40.30 16:50.19 16:52.23 16:55.71 16:56.09 16:56.90 16:57.40 16:59.06 17:05.04

Anne Reiner, 2012 Keisha Banks, 1999 Suzie Hutchins, 2001 Sarah Burkett, 2001 Jackie Lynch, 1992 Sarah Matthes, 1998 Diana Gillam, 1996 Alison Parris, 2010 Erin Lopresti, 2012 Samantha Bates, 1994

Sarah Matthes

Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Tracey Livengood, 1998 Shannon Saunders, 2005 Heather Hanscom, 2001 Katie Gorman, 2013 Bethany Eigel, 1998 Bridget Quenzer, 2000 Lauren Burawski, 2002 Cindy Dunham, 2002 Barb Sabitus, 1980

Mile indoors

800M Outdoors

4:40.50 Samantha Bates, 1997 4:47.90 Keisha Banks, 2000 4:48.17 Juli Speights, 1992 4:51.65* Cindy Slagle, 1983 4:53.02 Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 4:53.31 Sarah Burkett, 1999 4:53.53 Katie Harman, 2012 4:54.91 Alison Parris, 2010 4:55.53 Kelsey Seymour, 2011 4:56.37 Jackie Lynch, 1992 *converted from 1,500m distance

2:06.54 2:07.98 2:08.97 2:10.56 2:10.58 2:10.58 2:11.07 2:11.33 2:11.82 2:11.94

Jackie Lynch

Anne Reiner, 2012 Keisha Banks, 1999 Juli Speights, 1991 Ellen Holmes, 1985 Alison Parris, 2009 Samantha Bates, 1997 Erica Bates, 1993 Alisha Lewis, 2000 Diana Gillam, 1996 Sara Carpenter, 1998

Jennifer Lapetoda

1,500M Outdoors 4:17.82 4:18.81 4:20.28 4:20.53 4:25.33 4:25.69 4:27.29 4:27.32 4:27.41 4:29.01

Samantha Bates, 1997 Diana Gillam, 1996 Katie Harman, 2012 Juli Speights, 1992 Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Keisha Banks, 1999 Bethany Eigel, 1997 Sarah Burkett, 1999 Sara Carpenter, 1998 Anne Reiner, 2012

Ellen Holmes Aspen Forster

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top performances 10,000M Outdoors 33:54.56 34:18.45 34:31.54 34:48.64 34:54.94 35:07.14 35:12.61 35:13.06 35:16.94 36:17.96

Shannon Saunders, 2005 Lauren Burawski, 2002 Barb Sabitus, 1980 Heather Hanscom, 2001 Katie Gorman, 2011 Stephanie Herbert, 1992 Jennifer Lapetoda, 2004 Bridget Quenzer, 2001 Tracey Livengood, 1998 Cristi Ferran, 1995

Alisha Lewis

Suzie Hutchins

3,000M Outdoors 9:24.08 9:27.80 9:37.29 9:41.76 9:45.12 9:45.59 9:46.06 9:47.50 9:48.34 9:48.59

Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Bethany Eigel, 2000 Samantha Bates, 1997 Diana Gillam, 1996 Lauren Burawski, 2002 Juli Speights, 1991 Keisha Banks, 2000 Shannon Saunders, 2004 Bridget Quenzer, 2001 Amy Taylor, 1993

Amy Taylor

Lauren Burawski

3,000M Steeplechase Outdoors 9:56.07 10:18.97 10:45.95 10:47.85 11:22.18 11:27.47 11:32.78

Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Nelly Anderson, 2006 Cindy Dunham, 2001 Aspen Foster, 2009 Kelly Jemison, 2008 Sarah Burkett, 2002 Michelle Savarese, 2011

5,000M Outdoors 16:03.97 16:17.31 16:29.28 16:32.17 16:38.74 16:47.26 16:55.01 16:59.10 17:04.27 17:07.40

Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Bethany Eigel, 1997 Katie Harman, 2013 Alison Parris, 2011 Shannon Saunders, 2006 Lauren Burawski, 2002 Bridget Quenzer, 1998 Tracey Livengood, 1998 Cindy Dunham, 2003 Carin Ward, 1998

Jenae Strader

Kiersten Murray

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top performances

Relays

Katrina Allen

Marisa Biggins

Lesa Diggs

Nicole Deskins

Sarah Kirtland

4x400 Relay (1,600M) Indoors

4x100 Relay (400M) Outdoors

3:47.69 3:48.61 3:48.75 3:49.35 3:49.50 3:49.80 3:49.81 3:50.25 3:50.48 3:50.72

45.91 46.13 46.33 46.78 46.84 46.85 46.86 46.86 46.87 46.88

Hall, Bryant, Battle, Chitty, 2003 L. Anderson, Carter, McGowan, Roberson, 2008 Bready, Haley, Saint Cyr, Stewart, 1997 Kirtland, Bryant, Hall, Battle, 2004 L. Anderson, Biggins, Roberson, R. Lott, 2008 J. Smith, Hinnant, McGowan, Maria McDonald, 2010 Bready, Haley, Banks, Saint Cyr, 1998 J. Smith, Staton, C. Morris, Sheaffer, 2012 Mason, DeVance, Ni. Deskins, Mebane, 1986 Bready, A. Lewis, Saint Cyr, Bernstein, 1999

4x800 Relay (3,200M) Indoors 8:46.91 8:56.61 8:57.63 9:00.30 9:01.47 9:05.61 9:07.02 9:07.92 9:08.33 9:09.84

Westbrook, Sheaffer, Langton, Lopresti, 2013 Banks, W. Thomas, Burkett, A. Lewis, 2001 Westbrook, Reiner, Langton, Lopresti, 2013 S. Bates, Powers, Torreele, Hanscom, 1998 Burkett, M. Thomas, Donohue, A. Lewis, 1999 Burkett, A. Lewis, Bready, Banks, 2000 W. Thomas, A. Lewis, Burkett, Dunham, 2002 W. Thomas, A. Lewis, Donohue, M. Thomas, 1999 A. Lewis, Bready, M. Thomas, S. Burkett, 2000 Powers, Carpenter, Matthes, Murray, 1996

Distance Medley Relay (4,000M) Indoors 11:22.06 11:24.55 11:25.73 11:28.50 11:29.31 11:30.34 11:34.55 11:41.09 11:44.70 11:45.34

Burkett, M. Thomas, A. Lewis, Banks, 2001 Eigel, Stewart, Powers, S. Bates, 1997 S. Bates, Stewart, Carpenter, Eigel, 1997 Burkett, Bready, A. Lewis, Banks, 1999 A. Lewis, Dunham, Battle, Burkett, 2002 Powers, Haley, S. Bates, Gillam, 1996 Carpenter, Haley, Banks, Eigel, 1998 Burkett, Bready, Carpenter, Banks, 1999 Burkett, Battle, A. Lewis, Dunham, 2002 Carpenter, Haley, S. Bates, Gillam, 1996

Marissa McDonald, J. Simmons, A. Williams, C. Morris, 2011 & 2012 Nelms, Carter, Roberson, L. Anderson, 2008 Da. Walker, Hicks, DeBerry, Beck, 1990 Nelms, Tyree, Mayo, L. Anderson, 2007 Diggs, Mason, Mebane, Rowlan, 1984 Marissa McDonald, Poore, McAlpine, Hinnant, 2010 Da. Walker, Allen, Hill, Beck, 1991 DeVance, Mason, Ni. Deskins, Mebane, 1986 Bernstein, Saint Cyr, DeGennaro, Augustus, 1999 Haley, Saint Cyr, Abbott, Stewart, 1997

4x200 Relay (800M) Outdoors 1:38.04 1:38.11 1:38.72 1:38.92 1:39.50 1:39.98 1:40.21 1:40.23 1:40.28 1:40.32

Marissa McDonald, J. Simmons, A. Williams, C. Morris, 2012 Marissa McDonald, J. Simmons, A. Williams, D. Simmons, 2012 Lott, Carter, McAlpine, L. Anderson, 2009 Biggins, Carter, Roberson, L. Anderson, 2008 Nelms, Roberson, L. Anderson, Lott, 2008 Mayo, Kirtland, Hall, Bryant, 2004 Da. Walker, Hill, Hurd, Allen, 1992 McAlpine, J. Simmons, Williams, Morris, 2011 DeVance, Ni. Deskins, De. Walker, Mason, 1986 Lott, Biggins, Tyree, L. Anderson, 2006

4x400 Relay (1,600M) Outdoors 3:41.98 3:44.66 3:45.04 3:45.09 3:45.09 3:45.24 3:45.56 3:45.76 3:46.05 3:46.07

Haley, Saint Cyr, Stewart, Bready, 1997 Bready, Saint Cyr, M. Thomas, Wilkerson, 1999 Mason, DeVance, Ni. Deskins, Mebane, 1986 Haley, Roberts, Saint Cyr, Wilkerson, 1998 Haley, Saint Cyr, Bready, Stewart, 1997 Bready, Haley, Roberts, Saint Cyr, 1998 Roberson, McGowan, L. Anderson, Lott, 2008 Mason, DeVance, Ni.Deskins, Mebane, 1986 M. Thomas, Battle, Bryan, Hall, 2001 Hall, Chitty, Bryant, Kirtland, 2003

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top performances

Sprint Medley Relay (1,600M) Outdoors

Distance medley relay (4,000m) outdoors

3:58.93 3:59.20 3:59.34 3:59.79 4:01.06 4:02.94 4:03.81 4:03.95 4:04.34 4:04.75

11:18.51 11:20.51 11:20.90 11:24.40 11:27.66 11:31.29 11:37.81 11:38.82 11:38.94 11:44.67

Augustus, Moore, Bready, Banks, 2000 Haley, Saint Cyr, Bready, Burkett, 1998 Allen, Hill, E. Bates, Speights, 1992 Haley, Saint Cyr, Bready, Stewart, 1997 Haley, Hurd, Stewart, E. Bates, 1995 J. Smith, C. Morris, Sheaffer, Wilhelm, 2012 Augustus, Moore, Bready, A. Lewis, 2000 McAlpine, Poore, Staton, Reiner, 2011 Haley, Saint Cyr, Wilkerson, Bready, 1998 Hall, Chitty, Bryant, M. Thomas, 2002

S. Bates, Stewart, Powers, Eigel, 1997 Banks, Bready, W. Thomas, Eigel, 2000 S. Bates, Haley, Carpenter, Eigel, 1998 Gillam, Haley, Carpenter, S. Bates, 1996 Carpenter, Saint Cyr, Burkett, Banks, 1999 Speights, E. Bates, J. Lynch, Ritter, 1992 Banks, A. Lewis, M. Thomas, Eigel, 2000 Carpenter, Haley, S. Bates, Eigel, 1997 Banks, M. Thomas, A. Lewis, Hutchins, 2001 Gillam, Haley, Matthes, S. Bates, 1996

4x800 Relay (3,200M) Outdoors

4x1500 Relay (6,000M) Outdoors

8:47.28 8:47.34 8:49.75 8:49.97 8:52.14 8:55.47 8:57.61 8:58.03 8:59.25 8:59.50

18:15.03 18:29.43 18:30.12 18:42.59 18:45.08 18:45.89 19:03.66 19:07.76 19:07.77 19:10.45

S. Bates, Banks, Bready, Burkett, 1998 A. Lewis, Banks, W. Thomas, Burkett, 2001 W. Thomas, Burkett, Gauer, A. Lewis, 2002 Banks, Carpenter, S. Bates, Matthes, 1998 Banks, M. Thomas, A. Lewis, Burkett, 1999 Harman, Reiner, Lambert, Wilhelm, 2010 S. Bates, Eigel, Powers, Stewart, 1997 Matthes, Bready, Powers, Burkett, 1998 Burkett, W. Thomas, A. Lewis, Hutchins, 2001 Landry, Sheaffer, Wilhelm, Lopresti, 2012

J. Lynch, Speights, Ritter, Taylor, 1992 Lapetoda, DeFrancesco, Hutchins, Burkett, 2002 Strader, Eigel, Hanscom, S. Bates, 1997 DeFrancesco, Burkett, Hutchins, A. Lewis, 2002 Carpenter, Banks, Matthes, Torreele, 1998 Landry, Nobles, Harman, Lopresti, 2012 Donohue, Burkett, Quenzer, Carpenter, 1999 Harman, Gorman, Propst, Nobles, 2010 Jemison, Foster, Parris, Hagadone, 2009 Colombo, Parris, Presley, Jemison, 2008

Felicia DeBerry Rashonda Roberson Michelle Tyree Cristel Clarke

Kendall Childress

Fatima Joyner

Candace Nelms 2012-13 JMU Cross Country/Track & Field - 29

Renee Lott

top performances

Field & Multi-Events Shot put indoors

Pole Vault Indoors

13.82m (45’4 1/4”) 13.66m (44’9 3/4”) 13.53m (44’4 3/4”) 13.33m (43’9”) 13.00m (42’8”) 13.00m (42’8”) 12.99m (42’7 1/2”) 12.54m (41’11 1/4”) 12.52m (41’1”) 10.30m (33’9 1/2”)

3.67m (12’0 1/2”) 3.65m (12’0”) 3.49m (11’5 1/4”) 3.40m (11’1 8/10”) 3.22m (10’6 3/4”) 3.15m (10’4”) 3.10m (10’2”)

Jessica Wade, 2010 Adrienne Alexander, 2013 Daquaä Scott, 2013 Kristen Greene, 2013 Rebecca Eisenhauer, 2008 Denise Klugh, 1985 Susan Ferrel, 1993 Shauntae Douglas, 1988 Jennifer Marinacci, 2007 Jennifer Monk, 2012

Long Jump Indoors

Weight Throw Indoors 17.65m (57’11”) 16.63m (54’6 3/4”) 15.69m (51’5 3/4”) 15.66m (51’4 1/2”) 15.36m (50’4 3/4”) 15.04m (49’4 1/4”) 14.36m (47’1 1/2”) 13.63m (44’8 3/4”) 13.23m (43’5”) 12.76m (41’10 1/2”)

Daquaä Scott, 2013 Rebecca Eisenhauer, 2008 Jessica Wade, 2008 Adrena May, 2013 Christianna Moss, 2013 Tracy Towne, 2004 Jennifer Marinacci, 2008 Julie Nothnagel, 2002 Alison Macdonald, 2007 Laurie Johnson, 1987

Traci Towne

High Jump Indoors 1.75m (5’8 3/4”) 1.70m (5’7”) 1.69m (5’6 1/2”) 1.68m (5’6”) 1.65m (5’5”) 1.63m (5’4 1/4”) 1.63m (5’4”) 1.63m (5’4”) 1.63m (5’4”) 1.60m (5’3”) 1.60m (5’3”) 1.60m (5’3”) 1.60m (5’3”)

Alicia LaRoche, 2007 Brittany Yates, 2006 Erin Harrison, 2009 Sydney Binney, 2005 Lori Jackson, 2007 Christine Scherrer, 2009 Katherine Sigler, 2003

Jessica O’Brien, 2007 Danyelle Kent-Robinson, 2011 Carol Vogt, 1983 Christine Nicewonger, 2008 Brittany Williams, 2003 Seun Augustus, 1997 Danielle Legendre, 1987 Gina Progar, 1985 Sylvia Mall, 1982 Sarah Jochem, 2012 Jasmine Craighead, 2010 Marlena Daly, 2010 Ryan Olexson, 2009

6.19m (20’3 3/4”) 6.01m (19’8 1/4”) 5.91m (19’4 3/4”) 5.82m (19’1 1/4”) 5.81m (19’0 1/2”) 5.79m (19’0”) 5.74m (18’10”) 5.70m (18’8 1/2”) 5.69m (18’8”) 5.63m (18’5 1/2”)

Seun Augustus, 2000 Marissa McDonald, 2011 Adrienne Mayo, 2006 Tiombé Hurd, 1995 Janai Hill, 1992 Char Lewis, 2002 Lesa Diggs, 1982 Candace Nelms, 2005 Lauren Privette, 2012 Sharnet Rowlan, 1983

Kristina Kline

Triple Jump Indoors 13.03m (42’9”) 12.19m (40’0”) 12.13m (39’9 1/2”) 12.13m (39’9 1/2”) 11.92m (39’1 1/4”) 11.91m (39’1”) 11.72m (38’5 1/2”) 11.61m (38’1 1/4”) 11.58m (38’0”) 11.51m (37’9”)

Tiombé Hurd, 1995 Lashaunda Jefferson, 2003 Adrienne Mayo, 2005 Jaclyn Smith, 2012 Christine Nicewonger, 2008 Candace Nelms, 2008 Char Lewis, 2002 Katrina Allen, 1993 Seun Augustus, 1999 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008

Denise Klugh Brittany Yates

Lori Gauer

Kaitlyn Guerriere

Jennifer Marinacci

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top performances

Pentathlon Indoors 3,566 3,540 3,488 3,266 3,132 2,900 2,868

Christine Nicewonger, 2008 Jennifer Monk, 2012 Seun Augustus, 1999 Karrie Shelton, 1997 Nicole Gilbert, 2013 Jessica Nauta, 2008 Amy Remmer, 2008

Discus Outdoors 43.94m (144’2”) 43.13m (141’6”) 41.88m (137’5”) 41.64m (136’7”) 40.48m (132’10”) 39.94m (131’0”) 39.70m (130’3”) 39.69m (130’2”) 39.26m (128’10”)

Jennifer Marinacci, 2008 Christianna Moss, 2012 Denise Klugh, 1985 Susan Ferrel, 1992 Daquaä Scott, 2012 Rebecca Eisenhauer, 2007 Stephanie Milstead, 1982 Jessica Wade, 2007 Kristen Greene, 2012

Char Lewis

Pole Vault Outdoors 3.80m (12’5 1/2”) 3.50m (11’5 3/4”) 3.36m (11’0”) 3.35m (10’11 3/4”) 3.20m (10’6”) 3.20m (10’6”)

Hammer Outdoors 50.52m (165’9”) Adrena May, 2013 50.05m (164’2”) Daquaä Scott, 2012 46.84m (153’8”) Jennifer Marinacci, 2008 46.30m (151’11”) Rebecca Eisenhauer, 2008 43.34m (142’2”) Jessica Wade, 2008 42.29m (138’9”) Alison Macdonald, 2007 42.15m (138’3 1/2”) Susan Ferrel, 1993 42.12m (138’2”) Christianna Moss, 2012 41.80m (137’2”) Julie Nothnagel, 2002 40.88m (134’1”) Tracy Towne, 2004

Denise Klugh, 1985 Beth Lippard, 1983 Kristen Greene, 2013

Jennifer Burkhart

Shot Put Outdoors 14.93m (48’11 3/4”) 13.52m (44’4 1’4”) 13.28m (43’7”) 13.05m (42’9 3/4”) 12.85m (42’2”) 12.49m (40’11 3/4”) 12.42m (40’9”) 12.38m (40’7 1/2”) 12.24m (40’2”) 12.04m (39’6”)

Jessica Wade, 2007 Adrienne Alexander, 2013 Daquaä Scott, 2013 Rebecca Eisenhauer, 2008 Kristen Greene, 2013 Susan Ferrel, 1993 Denise Klugh, 1983 Sarah Simon, 1985 Donna Firebaugh, 1986 Maureen Jackson, 1996

High Jump Outdoors 1.74m (5’8 1/2”) 1.70m (5’7”) 1.70m (5’7”) 1.68m (5’6”) 1.67m (5’5 1/2”) 1.65m (5’5”) 1.65m (5’5”)

Brittany Yates, 2006 Alicia LaRoche, 2007 Sydney Binney, 2004 Erin Harrison, 2009 Lori Jackson, 2007 Katherine Sigler, 2004

Long Jump Outdoors

Javelin Outdoors 46.84m (153’8”) 44.22m (145’1”) 40.37m (132’5”)

Alison Macdonald

Danielle Legendre, 1990 Danyelle Kent-Robinson, 2010, 2012 Sylvia Mall, 1981 Gina Progar, 1984 Susan Broaddus, 1979 Ryan Olexson, 2009 Brittany Williams, 2003

6.42m (21’0 3/4”) 6.06m (19’10 3/4”) 6.05m (19’10 1/2”) 5.90m (19’4 1/4”) 5.88m (19’3 1/2”) 5.86m (19’2 3/4”) 5.83m (19’1 1/2”) 5.80m (19’0 1/2”) 5.79m (19’0”) 5.76m (18’11”)

Seun Augustus, 2000 Marissa McDonald, 2012 Janai Hill, 1992 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 Adrienne Mayo, 2004 Tiombé Hurd, 1995 Leslie Anderson, 2008 Lesa Diggs, 1982 Char Lewis, 2001 Cait Fiocchi, 2006

Janai Hill

Triple Jump Outdoors 13.52m (44’4 1/4”) Tiombé Hurd, 1995 12.44m (40’9 3/4”) Adrienne Mayo, 2005 12.31m (40’4 3/4”) Lashaunda Jefferson, 2004 12.26m (40’2 3/4”) Char Lewis, 2002 12.15m (39’10 1/4”) Jaclyn Smith, 2011, 2012 12.04m (39’6”) Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 12.03m (39’5 3/4”) Christine Nicewonger, 2007 11.76m (38’7”) Katrina Allen, 1991 11.70m (38’4 3/4”) Kristina Kline, 2009 11.61m (38’1 1/4”) Erin Lynch, 1999

Heptathlon outdoors 4,784 4,586 4,555 4,447 4,349 4,181 4,135 3,960 3,929 3,865

Christine Nicewonger, 2008 Karrie Shelton, 1998 Jennifer Monk, 2011 Lesa Diggs, 1983 Seun Augustus, 1999 Jessica Nauta 2007 Suzanne Faulkner, 1982 Mary Kate Semmes 1982 Lori Gauer, 2002 Dana Marbain, 1983

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Karrie Shelton

This is JMU

This Is JMU JMU’s beautiful campus includes 111 major buildings on 712 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 19,000 students may choose from 109 degree programs in seven colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Integrated Science and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Graduate School. JMU’s academic program combines the liberal arts tradition with preparation for technology in a rapidly changing world. All students receive a strong foundation of knowledge through a rigorous general education program. • Female/Male Ratio: 60/40 • Student/Professor Ratio: 15/1 • Average Class Size: 29

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This is JMU

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this is jmu

• U.S. News & World Report in its 2011 America’s Best Colleges guidebook ranked JMU first in the South among public universities for the 17th straight year. • JMU is Virginia’s most-popular college or university, drawing applications from the greatest percentage of the state’s graduating high school seniors. • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2011 ranked JMU 19th nationally on its list of 100 best values in public colleges -- schools that offer a first-class education at a reasonable price. • Yahoo! Internet Life included JMU on its 2001 listing of “The Nation’s 100 Most Wired Universities,” listing JMU 53rd among larger institutions. • JMU was included in the 2002 edition of The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges with one author saying “JMU is almost too perfect to be believed.” • JMU has been described as “one of the best managed, most dynamic public universities in the nation” in The Guide to 101 of the Best Values in America’s Colleges and Universities. • Bloomberg magazine in 2011 ranked JMU’s College of Business 11th nationally among business schools at public universities and 28th among all universities. • JMU is among schools “that prove activism and community service are alive and well on campus,” says Mother Jones Magazine. • JMU’s exemplary programs for first-year students are “cornerstones of the University’s strong commitment to student learning and success,” says The Temple Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development. • JMU was recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 “Best Value” public universities in the 2010 Princeton Review “Best Value Colleges.” The list recognizes schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price.”

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harrisonburg, Va. Harrisonburg, Va. A Great College Town

Harrisonburg is convenient to the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., and Richmond while providing JMU students the comforts of the picturesque setting of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The city offers something for everyone. From downtown shopping and restaurants, to nearby national parks and forests, it provides JMU students the opportunity to sample many aspects of life. Harrisonburg offers a learning environment that is very unique in today’s high-tech, educational world.

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plecker center Robert & Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Named in honor of Robert & Frances Plecker • A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flat-screen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • Computer lab with more then 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • JMU’s athletic hall of fame • Student-athlete lounge

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academic advising • Located in the Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Computer lab with more than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • Student-athlete lounge

Tiffany Hall Team Academic Advisor

Jen Burkhart Team Academic Advisor

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strength&conditioning • Developing athleticism and sports performance • Seven training facilities encompassing more than 17,000 square feet • Staff includes five full time professionals with certifications as strength and conditioning specialists

Greg Werner Head Coach/Director of JMU Strength & Conditioning Austin Peay ‘91

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sports medicinE • Multi-skilled professionals use current research, educational knowledge, and state-of-theart equipment and technology to provide a comprehensive and progressive approach to assure the holistic well-being of student-2013 Dukes • Staff includes 20 boardcertified and licensed athletic trainers • Team physicians include Dr. Kent Diduch (board-certified in family practice physician) and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Miller, a nationally renowned fellowship-trained orthopedist from the University of Virginia • Local chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, and orthotists are available to assist in the health care needs of student-2013 Dukes

Jessalyn Stone

Nell Morgan

Tom Kuster, ATC

Dr. Kent Diduch

Dr. Mark Miller

Team Athletic Trainer

Team Athletic Trainer

Team Physician

Kansas State University ‘11

Grand Valley State University ‘05

Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine

Team Orthopedic Surgeon

James Madison ‘95

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information

Home Field & Capacity/Surface: University Park Office Location: Bridgeforth Stadium B108, 109, 110 Fax: (540) 568-3901 E-mail: w-track@jmu.edu or Mailing Address: Track and Field James Madison University 261 Bluestone Drive MSC 2301 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 Head Coach Ta’ Frias, (540) 568-6544 friastb@jmu.edu Head Cross Country/Asst.Track & Field Coach Dave Rinker, (540) 568-3354 rinkerld@jmu.edu Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Bill Walton, (540) 568-3935 waltonwd@jmu.edu Administrative Assistant Michelle Carter, (540) 568-6692 Athletics Communications Devon Howard, (540) 568-3701 howardbd@jmu.edu

Directions & Maps A map of the JMU campus (including a PDF printable map) is available at www.jmu.edu/ map. For directions visit JMUSports.com and click on Facilities.

Credits: Template Design: Grant Hawkins Design, McKinney, Texas Design: Teresa Craig Photography: Cathy Kushner, Diane Elliott, David Lonnquest, Tommy Thompson, and others

2012-13 Schedule Indoor

Jan. 12 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Feb. 2 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 15-16 Feb. 24 March 1-3 March 8-9

Navy Quad Virginia Tech Invitational Patriot Games Virginia Tech Invitational Patriot Games Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup Navy Multi-Madness Valentine’s Invitational Liberty Quad Virginia Tech Challenge Mason Last Chance ECAC Indoor Championships NCAA Indoor T&F Championships

Annapolis, Md. Blacksburg, Va. Fairfax, Va. Blacksburg, Va. Fairfax, Va. State College, Pa. Annapolis, Md. Boston, Mass. Lynchburg, Va. Blacksburg, Va. Fairfax, Va. Boston, Mass. Fayetteville, Ark.

Virginia Cup Raleigh Relays Stanford Invitational Raleigh Relays Stanford Invitational Colonial Relays Liberty Collegiate Invitational Colonial Relays Liberty Collegiate Invitational Hurricane Alumni Invitational Patriot Open Invitational JMU INVITATIONAL Penn Relays Penn Relays Penn Relays CAA T&F Championships ECAC Outdoor Championships NCAA East First Round NCAA Outdoor T&F Championships USA Outdoor T&F Championships

Charlottesville, Va. Raleigh, N.C. Palo Alto, Calif. Raleigh, N.C. Palo Alto, Calif. Williamsburg, Va. Lynchburg, Va. Williamsburg, Va. Lynchburg, Va. Miami, Fla. Fairfax, Va. HARRISONBURG, VA. Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia, Pa. Fairfax, Va. Princeton, N.J. Greensboro, N.C. Eugene, Ore. Des Moines, Iowa

Outdoor March 23 March 29 March 30 April 5 April 6 April 13 APRIL 20 April 25 April 26 April 27 May 3-4 May 10-12 May 23-25 June 5-8 June 19-23

Who’s Who in JMU Athletics

Jeff Bourne Athletics Director

Geoff Polglase Deputy Athletics Director

Casey Carter Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Brian Frerking Associate AD, Development

Jenn Phillips

Kevin White

Associate AD, Compliance & Senior Woman Administrator

Associate AD, Sports Programs

Mike Carpenter Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

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Tom Kuster

John Martin

Ty Phillips

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications

Assistant AD, Facilities & Events


2012-13 James Madison Women's Track & Field Media Guide