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INTRODUCTION

2012 Kansas Cross Country Quick Facts General Information

Team History

Season of Cross Country (M/W): 99th/38th NCAA Appearances (M/W): 22/2 NCAA Team Titles (M/W): 1/0 NCAA Individual Championships (M/W): 5/0 Conf. Team Championships (M/W): 19/0 Conf. Individual Championships (M/W): 23/0 2011 Conference Finish (M/W): 7th/7th

Coaches & Staff

Head Coach: Stanley Redwine (Arkansas ’85) 19th Season/13th at Kansas Assistant Coach: .Michael Whittlesey, Ph.D.(Conn. ’90) 23rd season/Fourth at Kansas Events Coordinator: Milan Donley Administrative Assistant: Debbie Luman Office E-mail: dluman@ku.edu Office Phone: 785- 864-3486 Office Fax: 785-864-5525 Office Address: 1651 Naismith Drive Lawrence, KS 66045-7800

Communications

Cross Country Contact: Brad Gilbert Email: brgilbert@ku.edu Office Phone: 785-864-7788 Cell Phone: 785-424-4008 Communications Office: 785-864-3417 Communications Fax: 785-864-7944 Athletics Website: www.KUAthletics.com

INTRODUCTION Quick Facts....................................................................................................................1 Schedule....................................................................................................................... 2 Rosters.......................................................................................................................... 3 Women’s Preview.......................................................................................................4 Men’s Preview.............................................................................................................. 5

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Location: Lawrence, Kan. Enrollment: 28,718 Founded: 1866 Nickname: Jayhawks Colors: Crimson and Blue Chancellor: Dr. Bernadette Gray-Little Athletics Director: Dr. Sheahon Zenger Affiliation/ Conference: NCAA Division I/ Big 12 Home Course: Rim Rock Farm

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THIS IS KANSAS Cross Country Heritage..............................................................................................8 The University..............................................................................................................9 Kansas Athletics.................................................................................................... 10-11 Rim Rock Farm...........................................................................................................12 Kansas Facilities.........................................................................................................13 Academics...................................................................................................................14 THE WOMEN OF KANSAS Women’s Profiles................................................................................................ 16-24 The MEN OF KANSAS Men’s Profiles.......................................................................................................26-37 MEET THE STAFF Head Coach Stanley Redwine...........................................................................40-41 Assistant Coach Michael Whittlesey................................................................42-43 Support Staff.............................................................................................................44 Chancellor/Athletics Director..................................................................................45 SEASON REVIEW A Look Back At 2011........................................................................................... 48-49 2011 Results..........................................................................................................50-52 KANSAS HISTORY Men’s Year-by-Year Results.....................................................................................54 Men’s Accolades........................................................................................................55 Men’s Top Postseason Finishers.............................................................................56 Women’s Year-by-Year Results.............................................................................. 57 Women’s Top Postseason Finishers.......................................................................58 Kansas Legends...................................................................................................59-62 MEDIA INFORMATION Lawrence Maps..........................................................................................................63 Kansas Communications..........................................................................................64 Big 12 Quick Facts......................................................................................................65 KU Cross Country Online..........................................................................................66 CREDITS: The Kansas Cross Country media guide was designed, written and edited by Brad Gilbert. Additional writing and editing by Erin Penning. Primary photography courtesy of Jeff and Laura Jacobsen and Kansas Archives. Covers and additional graphics designed by Jackie Berra.

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2012 SCHEDULE Bob Timmons Classic

2012 schedule

Sept. 1 • Lawrence, Kan. Host: University of Kansas Course: Rim Rock Farm Men: 6K • Women: 5K

Rim Rock Classic

Sept. 29 • Lawrence, Kan. Host: University of Kansas Course: Rim Rock Farm Men: 8K • Women: 6K

Haskell Invitational

Oct. 6 • Lawrence, Kan. Host: Haskell Indian Nations University Course: Gentle Rolling Hills Men: 6K • Women: 5K

Wisconsin adidas Invitational Oct. 12 • Madison, Wis. Host: University of Wisconsin Course: Thomas Zimmer Course Men: 8K • Women: 6K

Big 12 Championships

Oct. 27 • Austin, Texas Host: University of Texas Course: Jimmy Clay Golf Course Men: 8K • Women: 6K

NCAA Midwest Regional

Nov. 9 • Springfield, Mo. Host: Missouri State University Course: MSU Cross Country Course Men: 10K • Women: 6K

NCAA Championships

Sept. 1 • Louisville, Ky. Host: University of Louisville Course: E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park Men: 10K • Women: 6K

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Contact: Brad Gilbert brgilbert@ku.edu • (785)864-7788 (913)515-7006 • kuathletics.com

Contact: Brad Gilbert brgilbert@ku.edu • (785)864-7788 (913)515-7006 • kuathletics.com

Contact: Mark Mangan markmangan@me.com • (785)749-8459 haskellathletics.com

Contact: Brian Manson bm3@athletics.wisc.edu (608)262-2311 • uwathletics.com

Contact: Shawn Nestor shawn.nestor@athletics.utexas.edu (512)471-9161 • texassports.com

Contact: Kevin Agee Kevin24@live.missouristate.edu (417)836-5402 • missouristatebears.com

Contact: Ira Green ira.green@louisville.edu • (502)852-4857 (502)852-6581 • uoflsports.com

2012 ROSTERS Men’s Roster

Women’s Roster Name Allen, Ragan Becker, Natalie Dury, Julia Edwards, Jasmine Francis, Hayley Kilwein, Kyra McKenna, Kelli Moser, Madison Rich, Maddy Richardson, Hannah Robinson, Lynn Schaffer, Rachael Schneider, Kennedy Seiwald, Sara Tauscher, Liza Thompson, Kathleen Turcotte, Tessa Devin Wiegers

HT 5-10 6-3 6-1 6-0 5-11 5-9 5-8 5-7 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-3 5-8 5-10 5-10 6-4 5-11 6-1 5-8 5-8

Year Senior Freshman Sophomore (RS) Freshman Senior (RS) Freshman (RS) Freshman (RS) Freshman Senior Sophomore Freshman Junior Senior Junior (TR) (RS) Freshman Freshman Sophomore Senior Freshman Senior Sophomore

Hometown/Previous School Colby, Kan./Colby HS Dallas, Texas/Jesuit College Prep Manhattan, Kan./Manhattan HS Fairview, Texas/Lovejoy HS Fountain Valley, Calif./Fountain Valley HS Rogers, Ark./Rogers HS Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest HS Springdale, Ark./Springdale HS DeSoto, Kan./DeSoto HS Mulvane, Kan./Mulvane HS Temecula, Calif./Great Oak HS Hays, Kan./Hays HS Tribune, Kan./Greeley County HS Topeka, Kan./Johnson Country CC Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence Free State HS Topeka, Kan./Topeka HS Osawatomie, Kan./Osawatomie HS Winona, Minn./Cotter HS Norwood, Colo./Norwood HS Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence HS Abilene, Kan./Abilene HS

HT 5-6 5-3 5-1 5-6 5-2 5-2 5-6 5-3 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-4 5-5 5-0 5-9 5-7 5-7 5-11

Year Sophomore Junior Freshman Freshman (RS) Freshman Senior Freshman Sophomore Sophomore Freshman Freshman (RS) Freshman Freshman (RS) Freshman Sophomore Senior Senior Senior

Hometown/Previous School Portland, Ore./Ulysses S. Grant HS St. Louis, Mo./Parkway West HS Blue Springs, Mo./Blue Springs HS Kearney, Mo./Kearney HS Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence Free State HS Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence Free State HS Madison, Wis./Edgewood HS Tribune, Kan./Greeley County HS Prairie Village, Kan./Shawnee Mission East HS Kirkwood, Mo./Kirkwood HS Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence Free State HS Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence Free State HS Tribune, Kan./Greeley County HS Portland, Ore./Valley Catholic HS Geneva, Ill./Geneva HS Chesterfield, Mo./Parkway Central HS Albuquerque, N.M./St. Pius X HS Leawood, Kan./Blue Valley HS

Julia Dury............................................. DEW-ree Alex Galli................................................. GAL-ee Colin Jockish....................................... JOKE-ish

Pronunciation Guide

Kyra Kilwein........................................KILL-wine Madison Moser................................. MOW-zher Javier Segura..................................Se-GOO-rah

Roster Breakdown MEN

By Classification Seniors........................................................ 6 Juniors.......................................................... 1 Sophomores............................................... 4 Redshirt Freshmen.................................... 5 True Freshmen........................................... 5

2012 rosters

Name Baden, Josh Brownlee, Ben Buchanan, Reid Day, Conner Dyson, Eric Freeman, Philip Galli, Alex Gonzalez, Gabe Jokisch, Colin Landes, Evan Messerly, Brandon Munsch, Josh Schneider, Kaman Segura, Javier Sloan, Logan Snyder, Kyle Soucie, Brendan Wasinger, Donny Williams, Ty Wilson, Ben Wilson, James

Letterwinners Returning...................................................15 Lost.............................................................. 6 2011 Big 12 Scorers Returning.................................................... 6 Lost.............................................................. 4 By State Kansas........................................................12 Arkansas..................................................... 2 California.................................................... 2 Texas............................................................ 2 Colorado...................................................... 1 Minnesota.................................................... 1 Pennsylvania............................................... 1

WOMEN

By Classification Seniors........................................................ 4 Juniors.......................................................... 1 Sophomores............................................... 3 Redshirt Freshmen.................................... 4 True Freshmen........................................... 6 Letterwinners Returning...................................................12 Lost.............................................................. 5 2011 Big 12 Scorers Returning.................................................... 5 Lost.............................................................. 4 By State Kansas......................................................... 8 Missouri....................................................... 5 Oregon........................................................ 2 Illinois........................................................... 1 New Mexico................................................. 1 Wisconsin.................................................... 1

Sara Seiwald........................................SEE-wald Liza Tauscher.......................................TAO-sure Tessa Turcotte....................................... Ter-KOT

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women’s 2012 outlook

Women’s Preview

Hopes are high for the 2012 KU women’s cross country team. The Jayhawk women feature 15 returners with only four departures and look to improve upon back-to-back seventh-place finishes at the Big 12 Championships. “Our goal this year is to have a really strong front five,” said assistant cross country coach Michael Whittlesey. “We don’t have a clear cut No. 1 like we’ve had the last few years, but we have four or five runners that could easily have a breakout season and become that leader for us.” Replacing All-Region runners Rebeka Stowe and Kara Windisch is the task at hand for coaches Stanley Redwine and Whittlesey. Fortunately for the KU coaches, Kansas has an incoming pool of talent as well as experienced runners ready to fill the gaps. “This year we lost our top two from last season, which were both significant loses,” said Whittlesey. “But we are excited about the great leadership we should get from this year’s senior class.” Tessa Turcotte, Kyra Kilwein, Kathleen Thompson and Devin Wiegers make up a strong and experienced senior class that could lead the KU women to their first NCAA Championships since 1994. Tucotte and Kilwein have been constants in the KU top five over the past two seasons and will need to join forces with the Jayhawk underclassmen if they are to bring the women’s team back to the top of the Big 12. Junior Natalie Becker returns after an injury-riddled sophmore campaign and will try to return to the women’s top three, where she was a mainstay as a redshirt freshman. The St. Louis, Mo., native showed glimpses of greatness early in her career and the Jayhawk women will need her to return with high expectations if they are to find success in 2012.

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Liza Tauscher and Ragan Allen made a splash as freshmen and look to do more of the same this year. Both competed at the Big 12 Championships last season and ran in over half of KU’s meets. Their experienece will be a welcome addition to a squad the will see 10 true and redshirt freshmen suit up for KU this year. “We brought in a big nucleus of six freshmen and I feel any one of them could have an impact this year,” continued Whittlesey. “We have some other girls that we redshirted last year that have also done the job in the offseason and we’ll need to step up.” After sitting out their first years in Lawrence, Hayley Francis and Sara Siewald are coming off redshirt seasons where they picked up the all-important first season to get acclimated to the college ranks. All have been among the leaders in early season workouts and could easily have an impact in 2012. The incoming freshmen are possibly the most exciting aspect of this season’s squad. Making up the highly touted group are Hannah Richardson, Lynn Robinson, Jasmine Edwards, Kennedy Schneider and Julia Dury, All of whom have been seen numerous races at their respective state championship levels. The group will pile on more depth and could easily be apart of the women’s lead pack come season’s end. With such a young and talented group making up the majority of this season’s roster, the future looks bright for the Kansas women’s cross country team. “Our goal is always to put ourselves up high in the conference and try to get a NCAA bid,” conlcuded Whittlesey. “You have to do that with a very strong front five and I think this team could have the depth to accomplish that.”

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Men’s Preview

men’s 2012 outlook

The Kansas men return all but two of the group that took part in the post -season meets last season making the 2012 team the most promising in the past five seasons. “I think this is the strongest team we’ve had in a number of years at KU,” said assistant cross country coach Michael Whittlesey. “That’s not just from a talent basis, but a commitment basis. Anyone from our 10th runner on up feels like they count and they’ve put in the hard work.”

However, it is the underclassmen who will determine how far the KU men will go this year. KU had two true freshmen, Reid Buchanan and Evan Landes, who made up the core of last year’s group and both are primed for several top finishes this season as sophomores. “Our returners this year have really stepped up,” said Whittlesey. “The commitment that our sophomores and freshmen from last year have put forth in the last 12 months has been tremendous. They’ve really stepped up their game.”

The KU men return a host of young but experienced runners from the 2011 campaign. Ten Jayhawks from a year ago will return this season, including fifth-year All-Big 12 senior Donny Wasinger, whose 2011 was cut short due to injury.

Several redshirt freshmen will also look to make an impact after sitting out in 2011. Logan Sloan, Philip Freeman, Alex Galli and Gabe Gonzalez will make this team a competitive one as each are capable of vying for spots in the men’s front pack.

“We did lose our top two runners from 2011 but we got a huge kick having Donny Wasinger back,” said Whittlesey. “His leadership and experience is what could move this team into that next level that we’ve been working toward.”

“We have a couple of freshmen that might have an impact this year but it’ll be tough to break through,” explained Whittlesey. “We have several guys that we redshirted last year that I do expect to be in our front five. Gabe Gonzalez is one of the big guys that we’re excited about.”

Wasinger was the Jayhawks’ top finisher in each race two seasons ago and ended his junior campaign with an appearance at the NCAA Championships. He’ll be joined by fellow seniors Josh Baden, Eric Dyson, Colin Jokisch, Kaman Schneider and Ben Wilson who make this year’s team the oldest and most experienced in years.

Redwine and Whittlesey continue to load the roster with a strong group of true freshmen including Colorado’s Gatorade Athlete of the Year, Ty Williams. Williams is joined by Brandon Messerly, Ben Brownlee and Kyle Snyder as those who led their respective high school teams to top finishes in their state championships.

Josh Munsch is the only junior on the team. The KU coaches are hoping he can carry over the success he found on the track last season, an appearance in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. If the Hays, Kan., native continues to improve the rate at which he has over his first two years in Lawrence, he could easily be the top Jayhawk in several meets this year.

“We’ve got four or five guys this year that believe they can push Donny and can run with Donny,” concluded Whittlesey. “His role of being the number one runner isn’t guaranteed. We expect him to be there but the great news is we’ve got four or five or six other guys that feel like they can be there and that is what will give us a great year with the men’s program.”

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Looking at the 2012 Schedule

schedule preview

The Jayhawks once again pulled no punches when completing the 2012 schedule for the men’s and women’s cross country teams. KU will host two meets at its home course, Rim Rock Farm, for the first time since 2006 while both teams will again travel to Wisconsin for one of the largest and most competitive meets of the season, the Wisconsin adidas Invitational. The postseason will feature several challenging courses leading up to the NCAA Championships, which will be held in Louisville, Ky., and moving away from Terre Haute, Ind. for the first time since 2003. The 2012 season will once again kick off with the Bob Timmons Classic on Sept. 1 at the Jayhawks’ home course, Rock Farm. The KU men will try to make it 10-consecutive team victories, while the women attempt to claim their seventh team title in the last eight seasons. As is tradition, the meet will likely focus on the underclassmen and newcomers, giving the young Jayhawks ample opportunities to prove themselves to the On Oct. 12 the teams will again make the trek to coaches. Madison, Wis., for the Wisconsin adidas InvitaKansas will then have a month off before hosting its sec- tional. In 2011 the meet featured 300 competiond meet of the season, the inaugural Rim Rock Classic tors and 30 teams for each of the men’s and in Lawrence on Sept. 29. The meet is slated to feature women’s races. The star-studded races will be some of the top men’s and women’s teams in the na- a first look at the early individual and team tion, and will be one of the most competitve meets of contenders for the national championships the season, once again bringing the Jayhawks’ home later in the season. course into the national spotlight. From there, the Jayhawks will begin preparaA week later the KU men and women will travel across tions for the Big 12 Championships on Oct. 27. town to Lawrence neighbor Haskell Indian Nations Uni- Austin, Texas will host the conference meet for versity to take part in the Haskell Invitational on Oct. 6. the first time. Jimmy Jay Golf Course will welThe meet was a successful one for several Jayhawks a come Big 12 newcomers West Virginia and TCU season ago as two runners on both the men’s and wom- along with the eight other conference memen’s teams notched top-six finishes with Brendan Soucie bers as the Jayhawks try to improve upon their seventh-place team finishes last season. and Devin Wiegers leading the way.

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The NCAA Midwest Regional Championships will take place two weeks later on Nov. 9 at first-time host Missouri State’s MSU Cross Country Course. The KU women had two AllRegion performers a year ago, while the men saw three finish in the top 40. A strong performance at the Regional meet will hopefully give the men’s and women’s teams spots in the NCAA Championships on Nov. 17. The national meet will move away from Terre Haute, Ind., for the first time in nearly a decade when Louisville plays host at its home course, E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. The men will attempt to send a team for the first time since 2006 and the women a team since their Midwest Regional Championships in 1994.

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TRADITION OF KANSAS CROSS COUNTRY Cross country at Kansas has only mirrored the tradition of excellence the track and field program has enjoyed over the past century. Some of the country’s greatest distance and cross country runners have suited up in the Crimson and the Blue and have left an indelible mark on American running.

cross country tradition

COLBY WISSEL

Great coaching minds such as Bill Easton and Bob Timmons helped develop some of the top distance runners in the U.S., and helped groom them for the track on the trails of the cross country courses. The Jayhawks were at the center of it all as collegiate cross country quickly grew in popularity through the 50’s and 60’s. Kansas runners won four of five individual national titles from 1950-54 and tacked on a team championship in 1953. Glenn Cunningham, Herb Semper, Wes Santee, Billy Mills, Al Frame, John Lawson and Jim Ryun all began their stellar track careers through cross country at KU. Since that great 30-year stretch when Kansas dominated the sport, while not to the same level, Jayhawk cross country has continued to turn out some legendary runners. Since 1994, KU has seen six Jayhawks be named All-Americans for their high finishes at the national meet. For the women, Julia Saul earning All-American honors in 1992 was the springboard that began the rise of the women’s program. Seven women have gone on to be named to all-conference teams, including Lauren Bonds and Rebeka Stowe, each of the last five years. More recently Kansas has returned to conference supremacy as from 2004-06, Benson Chesang and Colby Wissel combined for three-straight Big 12 titles. Coaches Stanley Redwine and Michael Whittlesey have the Jayhawks on an upward trend as two Jayhawks have qualified for the NCAA Championships in the past three seasons, Bonds (2009) and Donny Wasinger (2010).

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From 1947-65, Jayhawks captured 14 of 18 individual conference titles.

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Benson Chesang and Colby Wissel combined for three-straight Big 12 Championships from 2004-06.

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Twenty-seven Jayhawks on the men’s and women’s sides have been named All-Americans in cross country.

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The Jayhawks claimed the NCAA Championship in 1953, the first team title in program history.

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KU has had 33 cross country runners named to the Big 12 All-Academic teams over the past three seasons.

THIS IS KANSAS

KU has more than 40 nationally ranked academic programs, 28 of which are ranked among the nation’s top 30 public schools. Two are number one in the nation: special education and city management/urban policy. Among the top 10 rankings are the school of education and programs in community health, occupational therapy, nursing and petroleum engineering.

the university

KU offers nearly 200 fields of study in 13 different schools, from architecture, music and engineering to medicine, social welfare and law. KU has an enrollment of 30,102 students, including 20,811 undergraduates on the Lawrence campus. KU attracts more than 1,500 international students from more than 110 countries. The average ACT score of 24.8 exceeds the national average. KU’s popular Four-Year Tuition Compact freezes tuition rates for four years for first-time freshmen. The Jayhawk Generations Scholarship offers a 12 to 20 percent discount on out-of-state tuition for qualifying children of KU alumni who live outside Kansas. KU ranks seventh in nation among “most popular” public universities, per US News’ Student Choice Awards. Counselors from US News’ “best high schools” rank KU 12th in nation, based on a survey of academic reputation. The KU School of Journalism won the Intercollegiate Writing Competition in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The KU Debate team won the national championship in 2009, its fifth national title. KU’s School of Pharmacy ranks third in the nation for NIH research funding and fifth in nation in exam pass rates. KU’s Confucius Institute is ranked among top four in nation, top 20 in world. KU ranks ninth in the world in the rate of new patents issued. KU’s law school ranks 10th in nation for hands-on educational opportunities. When Forbes Magazine named the 100 most powerful women in the world, two KU graduates were in the top five. KU promotes a global education and ranks 11th in nation for study abroad participation and 25th in Peace Corps participation among large doctoral universities. KU has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, more than all other Kansas universities combined. Design-build projects by KU architecture students have won Architecture Magazine’s Home of Year twice in three years, and KU built the first student constructed LEEDPlatinum certified building in the state. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks KU in the top for “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University of Kansas is a major public research and teaching institution with lofty goals and a global outlook. The historic buildings and tree-covered campus, along with top-ranked academic programs and growing research endeavors, provide an environment that inspires and challenges students and faculty. Students find a home that is wireless yet historic, on the edge of both prairie and a metropolis with a myriad of opportunities and activities.

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ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD 2012 NCAA Runners-Up CAROLYN DAVIS 2012 All-Big 12 First Team Selection

STEPHANIE PAYNE 2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team Selection STEVEN JOHNSON 2011 Burlsworthy Trophy Finalist

MEGHAN POTEE 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship Qualifier

MEN’S BASKETBALL Eight-Consecutive Big 12 Championships

INGRID VIDAL 2011 All-Big 12 First Team Selection

DIAMOND DIXON 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist 4x400-meter relay

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ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE THOMAS ROBINSON 2012 Big 12 Player of the Year

CAROLINE JARMOC 2011 AVCA All-Central Region Honorable Mention

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MAGGIE HULL 2012 All-Big 12 First Team Selection

NATE BARBEE 2011 All-America Scholar Athlete

T.J. WALZ 2011 15th Round MLB Draft Pick of the Oakland A’s

CHARLIE WEIS Four-time Super Bowl Champion First-Year Head Football Coach

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rim rock farm

RIM ROCK FARM

The University of Kansas hosts its home cross country meets at historic Rim Rock Farm, northwest of Lawrence. Before being donated to KU in 2004, the property was owned by former head track and field and cross country coach Bob Timmons and has been the home of the Jayhawks since the 1974 season. Any runner or spectator will say that the course is quite challenging and unique. In addition to having two covered bridges as part of the course, Rim Rock Farm also features specific hills, turns and other landmarks that are named after former Jayhawk greats. Dispersed throughout the course are silhouette statues of seven legendary Jayhawk distance runners including Herb Semper, Al Frame, John Lawson and Olympians Billy Mills, Wes Santee, Glenn Cunningham and Jim Ryun. Rim Rock Farm was the vision of Coach Timmons, who, during his 23-year tenure, won two cross country conference championships. “There is something for everyone at Rim Rock Farm,” Timmons said. “Parents are afforded the opportunity to walk around throughout the course and find all the wonderful places to observe. Spectators can catch the runners three or four times throughout the event and explore the different elevations. And the runners can navigate a course that will challenge them with its obstacles and amaze them with its beauty. That’s what makes Rim Rock Farm so exciting.” In the fall of 2006, Rim Rock Farm played host to its first Big 12 Cross Country Conference Championships. Rim Rock Farm hosted the Big Eight Cross Country Championships in 1983, 1991 and 1995, and was also the site of the 1998 NCAA Division I and II Cross Country Championships as well as numerous Kansas high school state meets. Rim Rock Farm is home of the Jayhawks, but also home to former Kansas runner Steve Heffernan. After donating the course to KU, Timmons made sure that the cozy house in the middle of the farm had a full-time tenant. Heffernan is currently responsible for the farm’s upkeep, while also serving as head coach of cross country and track and field at Lawrence Free State High School.

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FIRST-CLASS FACILITIES Allen Fieldhouse

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Horjesi Family Athletic Center BILL EASTON TRACK/ANSCHUTZ PAVILION

Rowing Boathouse Hoglund Ballpark

Arrocha Ballpark

Bill Easton Track at Anschutz Pavillion Jayhawk Tennis Center

Golf Practice Facility at Alvamar

Robinson Natatorium

Jayhawk Soccer Complex

Memorial Stadium

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Student-Athlete Support Services Mission Statement

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The Student-Athlete Support Services staff focuses all collective resources in support of the academic, personal and interpersonal development of each individual it serves. As part of its commitment to the academic success of its athletes, Kansas Athletics completed a new academic complex in the summer of 2009. The facility features individual study rooms and a computer lab.

PHIL LOWCOCK, Ph.D. Director of Records Coordinator International Student-Athlete Support Dr. Phil Lowcock is in his 18th year with Kansas Athletics. He serves as the academic advisor for baseball, tennis and women’s cross country/ track & field. For the past 10 years he has been on a hiatus from working with cross country/track and is looking forward to retunring to the programs again this season. He also works to support all of KU’s international student-athletes with admissions, immigration and visa acquisition and transition to college courses. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member in the health, sport and excersice science department and lectures a class on campus every semester. Lowcock has been teaching at KU since 1984, when he began working as a graduate teaching assistant and doctoral student in the health, sport and exercise science department. He has attained three degrees, all from Kansas; bachelor’s and master’s in education in 1985 and 1989 and a doctorate in applied sport psychology and counseling psychology in 1992. The Kansas City, Kan., native is a graduate of Shawnee Missoin North and has a daughter, Megan, who is currently a sophomore in high school. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his daughter and their two dogs as well as rooting on the Jayhawks athletes whenever possible.

JULIA CUMMINGS Graduate Academic Counselor Julia Cumming graduated in the spring of 2012 after attaining a degree from Kansas in exercise science. The Overland Park, Kan., native was a five-year member of the women’s track team as a pole vaulter, competing for the Jayhawks in several Big 12 Championship meets as well as two NCAA Regional meet. She is engaed to Jordan Scott, who also pole vaulted for the Jayhawks from 2007-11.

KATIE MARTINCICH Academic Counselor Academic/Career Counseling

Katie Martincich is in her second year with Academic Support. She assists the cross country/track & field academic counselors with administrative and counseling responsibilities. Before she came to KU she worked at the Cerner Corporation in Kansas City. There, she worked as a programs coordinator as well as a business analyst. In 2009, Martincich earned bachelors’ degrees in both business marketing and sports and fitness management from KU. She is currently working towards a master’s in education while she works as a graduate student in the academic support offices. Martinchich was a four year letterwinner for the KU volleyball team from 2006-09 and was the recipient of the 2008 Big 12 Sportsman of the Year award, as well as the 2009 KU Women of Distinction Award. She also was named to the Academic All-Big 12 lists on numerous occasions. Originally from Shawnee, Kan., Martincich grew up with two older sisters Lisa (30) and Laura (28). In her spare time she coaches a club volleyball team in Kansas City. She enjoys hanging out with

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2011 Cross Country Academic Honors • Men’s and Women’s teams achieved Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 1,000 for third-straight year, placing them in the top 10 percent in the country. • Rebeka Stowe named to USTFCCCA AllAcademic team for 3.66 GPA during the Fall 2010 semester. • Women’s team earns All-Academic team distinction from USTFCCCA for attaining a team GPA of 3.22 for the Fall 2011 semester. • Ten Jayhawks named to Academic AllBig 12 teams (Eight on First Team, two on Second Team).

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women’s profiles

THE WOMEN OF KANSAS

RAGAN

NATALIE

ALLEN

BECKER

Sophomore / 5-6 Portland, Ore. / Ulysses S. Grant HS FRESHMAN (2011) Competed in three races for KU, best finish came at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) with a 71st-place finish... Top 6K time also came at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) with a time of 21:52.60... While running unattached, finished fifth overall in the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3). HIGH SCHOOL Four year letterwinner in cross country and track... Team MVP her sophomore, junior and senior years... Team captain her junior and senior years... Competed at the cross country state championships all four years... Qualified in track for the state championships in the 3,000 meters three-straight years. PERSONAL Daughter of Mark Allen and Ellen Ragan... Has a younger brother, McKinley (14)... Parents Mark and Ellen as well as grandpa, Jim Ragan, attended KU... Plans to major in architecture.

Junior / 5-3 St. Louis, Mo. / Parkway West HS SOPHOMORE (2011) Competed in only one meet due to injury... Finished 91st in the B Race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), crossing the finish line in a 6K time of 23:56.70. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2010) Competed in each meet for the Jayhawks, becoming the team’s second-highest finisher in four of the six races... Highest finish came at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3), where she finished third overall with a 5K time of 19:33.90... Notched season-best 6K time at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/13), crossing the finish line in 21:07.74 to finish 33rd... Collected a 33rd-place finish at the Big 12 Championships (10/30) with a 6K time of 21:07.74... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team. FRESHMAN (2009) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Four-time all-state and all-metro in cross country... Finished 12th at the 2008 cross county state championships in a 5K time of 19:24... Placed in the top 20 at the 2005 and 2006 state cross country meets... Four-time all-state selection in track... Finished fourth in the 3,200 meters at the 2007 track and field state championship and fifth in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters at the 2008 state meet. PERSONAL Daughter of Kim and Eric Becker... Majoring in community health with a minor in business.

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HAYLEY

DURY

FRANCIS

Freshman / 5-1 Blue Springs, Mo. / Blue Springs HS HIGH SCHOOL Earned Missouri All-State Cross Country accolades her senior season at Blue Valley High School… Named all-conference and all-district in both her junior and senior seasons… National Merit finalist. PERSONAL Daughter of Jennifer Jones… Has two younger brothers, William (12) and Kenji (2 months)… Plans to major in civil engineering.

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JULIA

(RS) Freshman / 5-3 Lawrence, Kan. / Lawrence Free State HS FRESHMAN (2011) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Placed fourth in the two mile at the state championship meet her senior year (2011)... Member of school record-setting 4x800-meter relay team that was runner-up at the state meet her junior year (2010)... Finished 11th in the cross country state championship meet her freshman year (2008). PERSONAL Daughter of Mark and Tiffany Francis... Has two siblings, Carlin (19) and Caleb (16)... Father, Mark, is the head soccer coach at KU... Majoring in journalism.

JASMINE

EDWARDS Freshman / 5-6 Kearney, Mo. / Kearney HS HIGH SCHOOL Missouri state runner-up in cross country her senior year… All-state selection each of her four seasons running cross country at Kearney High School… Led Kearney cross country team to 3A state titles her sophomore, junior and senior seasons… Broke school cross country records three of her four seasons at Kearney… Finished fourth and fifth place at the 3A state cross country meets her sophomore and junior seasons, respectively… Earned all-state status in track in both the 4x400-meter and 4x800 meter relays. PERSONAL Full name is Jasmine Rose Edwards… Daughter of Sarah Watts and Tony Day… Father, Tony, ran track and field at the University of San Diego… Plans to major in biology.

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KYRA women’s profiles

KILWEIN Senior / 5-2 Lawrence, Kan. / Lawrence Free State HS JUNIOR (2011) Competed in five meets for the Jayhawks, finishing in the team’s top five in each... Top finish came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), placing sixth with a 5K time of 18:29.85... Ran best 6K time of the season at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) in a 54th-place finish, crossing the finish line in 21:28.0... Finished 78th at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/12) with a 6K time of 22:47.34. SOPHOMORE (2010) Ran in all six races for the Jayhawks, notching two top-10 finishes... Earned first individual title of collegiate career at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), crossing the finish line in 18:37.20... Ran a 6K personal best at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/13), clocking in at 21:52.38 and placing 88th... Earned sixth place at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), crossing the finish line in 18:34.39, a 5K personal best... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/30), placing 62nd with a 6K time of 22:17.04. FRESHMAN (2009) Had a strong debut for the Jayhawks, finishing third on the team and fourth overall at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/5) in a season-best 5K time of 19:28.44... Clocked in at 19:46 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/12) to take 16th place overall... Finished 121st out of 211 runners at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), posting a 5K time of 19:31... Ran her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17), where she finished 48th in the women’s open division with a time of 23:30.80. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner and four-time state qualifier in cross country... Finished fifth at the 2008 cross country state championships... Kansas City Star All-Metro First Team as a senior, second team as a junior... Named to the 2006 and 2007 Lawrence Journal-World All-Area Team for cross country... Manhattan Cross Country Course and Lawrence Free State High School record holder in the 4K (14:32)... Finished third in the 2 mile at the 2006 track and field state championships... Placed fifth in the mile and sixth in the 2 mile at the 2007 track and field state championships... Two-time Lawrence Journal-World All-Area selection for track... Member of the National Honor Society... Named 6A Cross Country Academic All-State her junior and senior years. PERSONAL Daughter of Marcy Kilwein... Majoring in community health.

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MADDY

McKENNA

RICH

Freshman / 5-6 Madison, Wis. / Edgewood HS HIGH SCHOOL Claimed Southern Badger Conference cross country title her junior year at Edgewood High School… Her sophomore season won city, conference and regional championship in the 800 meters eventually placing eighth at the state meet… Member of school record-breaking 4x800-meter relay team which placed fourth at state meet… Earned conference and regional championship in the 1,600 meters her sophomore season. PERSONAL Full name is Kelli Nicole McKenna… Daughter of Pam and Pat McKenna… Has four siblings: Matt (20), Joe (18), Erin (18) and Meghan (17)… Older brother, Matt, is an All-American in cross country and track at the University of Wisconsin… Brother, Joe, runs cross country and track at the University of Missouri while sister, Erin, runs for the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse… Undecided on major.

MADISON

MOSER Sophomore / 5-4 Tribune, Kan. / Greeley County HS

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KELLI

Sophomore / 5-7 Prairie Village, Kan. / Shawnee Mission East HS REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011) Competed in four meets for the Jayhawks with her top performance coming at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), a 20th-place finish in a 5K time of 20:24.46... Took 28th at the Bob Timmons Challenge (9/3), completing the 5K in 22:26.70... Ran in the B Race at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), running a 24:11.40 6K and placing 95th. FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in basketball three years, cross country and track four years at Shawnee Mission East... Won the 2009 Kansas Cup for outstanding 4x800 relay team... Earned 2009 all-metro honors in track... Team captain in cross country and track as a senior... Member of the 200710 4x800-meter relay state champion squad... Member of the 2009 4x400m state champion team... Holds the school record in the 400-meter with a time of 0:59. PERSONAL Daughter of Steve and Kim Rich... Has an older brother, Nick (23), who also attended KU... Majoring in communications.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011) Competed in only one meet for the Jayhawks due to injury... Placed fourth at the Haskell Invitational (10/8) with a 5K time of 19:42.15. FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in cross country, track and basketball... Two-year letterwinner in volleyball... Member of the Greeley County High School state cross country championship teams in 2006, 2008 and 2009... Holds three school records: 800 meters (2:26), 1,600 meters (5:17) and 4x800-meter relay (10:03)... Named to the Garden City All-Area cross country and track teams in 2009 and 2010... Was an all-state cross country and track runner four years in a row. PERSONAL Daughter of Robert and Dalene Moser... Mother, father, two aunts and an uncle all attended KU... Has one sister, Lauren (22)... Cousin, Tyler Gonzales, wrestled at Fort Hays State University... Cousin, Jennifer Ibarra, ran track and cross country at Butler... Uncle, Charles, ran track at Barton... Majoring in exercise science with a minor in business.

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HANNAH

LYNN

RICHARDSON

ROBINSON

Freshman / 5-6 Kirkwood, Mo. / Kirkwood HS

Freshman / 5-7 Lawrence, Kan. / Lawrence Free State HS

HIGH SCHOOL Three-time Outstanding Girl’s Cross Country runner for Kirkwood High School… Notched a sixth-place finish at the 2011 Missouri 3A State Cross Country Championships, running the 5K in 19:15.32… Broke school’s 800 meter record her junior season with a time of 2:14.3… State runner-up as part of the 4x800-meter relay team her sophomore and junior seasons… Member of school record-breaking 4x400-meter relay team her senior season (3:56.7)… Named to honor roll all four years.

HIGH SCHOOL Was an all-state and all-region selection after her seventh-place finish at the 6A state championships her senior year at Lawrence Free State High School… As a freshman helped cross country team to a third-place state finish… Two-time selection to Lawrence Journal World All-Area cross country and track team… Member of state runner-up 4x800-meter relay team her sophomore season… Finished seventh at the state cross country meet her senior year… Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL Daughter of Mark and Dianna Richardson… Has three siblings: Ryan (21), Alynn (17) and Caroline (13)… Plans to major in sports science.

PERSONAL Full name is Lynn Christine Robinson… Daughter of Scott and Paige Robinson… Has two sisters, Ashley (24) and Megan (16)… Parents, Scott and Paige, each attended KU… Plans to major in exercise science.

RACHAEL

SCHAFFER (RS) Freshman / 5-4 Lawrence, Kan. / Lawrence Free State HS FRESHMAN (2011) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Member of state third-place 4x800-meter relay team her senior year (2011)... Member of 4x800-meter relay team that finished second at the state meet and broke school record her junior year. PERSONAL Daughter of Van and Rose Schaffer... Has a younger sister, Sara (16)... Father, Van, ran track and cross country for KU... Majoring in speech, language and hearing pathology.

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LIZA

SCHNEIDER

TAUSCHER

Freshman / 5-5 Tribune, Kan. / Greeley County HS HIGH SCHOOL Member of state champion cross country teams three of her four years at Greeley County High School… Runner-up at 2010 cross country state championship… Won back-to-back state championships in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters her junior and senior seasons… Holds school record in 800 meters, 3,200 meters and 4x800-meter relay. PERSONAL Full name is Kennedy Shyan Schneider… Daughter of Dirk and Darcy Schneider… Brother, Kaman (22), is a senior on KU cross country and track teams while brother, Kellum (20), is a junior on KU track team... Undecided on major.

SARA

SEIWALD (RS) Freshman / 5-0 Portland, Ore. / Valley Catholic HS FRESHMAN (2011) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Third-place finisher in the 1,500 meters at the state meet her senior year (2011)... Placed ninth at the state cross country meet her junior year (2009)... Notched a third-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the state meet her junior year (2010).

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KENNEDY

Sophomore / 5-9 Geneva, Ill. / Geneva HS FRESHMAN (2011) Ran in four meets for the Jayhawks and was the only true freshman to compete in the conference and regional meet... Was KU’s No. 5 finisher at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), completing the 6K in a season best 21:29.3... Was KU’s top finisher in the B Race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14) with a 6K time of 22:49.10... Ran a 23:01.08 6K at the Midwest Regionals (11/12) to finish 97th. HIGH SCHOOL State qualifier for cross country all four years of high school... Member of state champion cross country team her freshman and sophomore years (2007, 2008)... Recorded a three-mile PR of 17:28... Qualifier for Nike National Team... Academic all-conference selection. PERSONAL Daughter of Jack and Georgia Tauscher... Has two older brothers, Rob (20) and Jake (20)... Plans to major in pharmacy.

PERSONAL Daughter of Michael and Holly Seiwald... Has an older brother, Aaron (20)... Father, Michael, ran track at the Naval Academy... Majoring in exercise science.

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KATHLEEN women’s profiles

THOMPSON Senior / 5-7 Chesterfield, Mo. / Parkway Central HS JUNIOR (2011) Ran in six meets for the Jayhawks on the season, finishing in KU’s top five twice... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), finishing the 6K in 22:16.8 to place 78th... Top performance of the season came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a 5K time of 19:05.79 to place 11th... Ran a 20:23.50 5K at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3) to finish ninth... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. SOPHOMORE (2010) Ran in three meets for the Jayhawks, notching two top-15 finishes...Top finish came at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), crossing the finish line in sixth with a 5K time of 19:48.50... One of seven Jayhawks to finish in the top-15 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), clocking in with a 5K time of 19:21.38 and placing 13th... Competed in the open race at the ISU PreNationals meet (10/16), finishing in 127th with a 6K time of 25:42.60... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection. FRESHMAN (2009) Was one of only two freshmen to run in all six meets for the Jayhawks... Finished in fifth place overall in her debut event at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/5), posting a 5K time of 19:32.54... Ran her season-best 5K at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), clocking in at 18:58.80 to take 74th place... Competed in her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17), where she turned in a time of 23:40.30... Crossed the finish line at the Big 12 Championships (10/31) in 24:08.76 to take 74th place. HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Parkway Central High in Chesterfield, Mo... Named cross country team MVP her freshman, sophomore and senior years... Two-time all-state selection... Four-time state qualifier... Named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro Cross Country Honorable Mention team in 2005 and 2007... Named 2006 distance runner of the year for high school track team... Named track team captain and team MVP her senior year... Member of the 2008 all-state 4x800 meter relay team that finished fourth at the state championships... Member of the 2009 Missouri State Champion 4x800-meter relay team and runner-up 4x400-meter relay team... 4x800 meter relay team holds the Missouri high school state record of 9:06.89... Recipient of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete of the Year Award for Parkway Central High... Member of the AAU National Cross Country Team Champion squads in 2000, 2003 and 2005. PERSONAL Daughter of Bill and Karen Thompson... Uncle is a former member of the KU baseball team... Has nine family members who also attended KU... Majoring in civil engineering.

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TESSA women’s profiles

TURCOTTE Senior / 5-7 Albuquerque, N.M. / St. Pius X HS JUNIOR (2011) Finished in the Jayhawks’ top-five in all five meets she competed in... Was KU’s third finisher at the Midwest Regionals (11/12) with a 22:28.68 6K time and a 64th-place finish... Top 6K time of the year came at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), finishing in 21:05.7 to place 43rd... Placed ninth at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a 5K time of 18:41.90... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. SOPHOMORE (2010) Competed in all six races for the Jayhawks, notching two top-three overall finishes... Recorded personal-best 6K time at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/13), clocking in at 21:08.31 and placing 35th... Finished second at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4) with a 5K time of 18:50.90... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/30) crossing the finish line in a 6K time of 21:58.00 and placing 52nd... Finished third at the 5K Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11) and set a personal-best time of 18:20.16... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. FRESHMAN (2009) Had a very impressive rookie season, as she was one of only two freshmen to run in all six meets for the Crimson and Blue... Turned in a season-best 5K time of 19:05.60 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), where she finished 86th in a field of 211 runners... Ran her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17), finishing in 196th place with a time 23:17.60... Took 65th at the Big 12 Championships with a 6K time of 23:43.99... Was the Jayhawks’ No. 5 finisher at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/14) where she ran a season-best 6K time of 23:12.40 and finished 95th overall. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in cross country... Four-time cross country all-district selection... Named team captain and MVP her junior and senior years... Second-team all-state in 2005, 2006 and 2007, first-team all-state as a senior in 2008... 2008 district champion... Seventh-place finish at the 2008 cross country state championships... Named to the New Mexico All-Harrier Team as a senior... Lettered three years in track... Three-time second team all-state in the 3,200 meters and 1,600 meters... Two-time second team all-state in the 800 meters and medley relay... 2008 recipient of the New Mexico Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award. PERSONAL Born in Amarillo, Texas... Daughter of Jeff and Doris Turcotte... Has one sister, Ashley Turcotte... Father, Jeff, was a seven-time letterman in track and cross country at the University of New Mexico... Major in speech-language-hearing.

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DEVIN women’s profiles

WIEGERS Senior / 5-11 Leawood, Kan. / Blue Valley HS REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2011) Finished second overall at the Haskell Invitational (10/8) with a seasonbest 5K time of 19:29.00... Was the Jayhawks’ No. 5 finisher at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3), placing 12th and completing the 5K in 20:44.60... Season’s best 6K time came in the B Race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), a 90th-place finish with a time of 23:43.50... Earned Big 12 Runner of the Week honors (10/11)... Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team. JUNIOR (2010) Competed in one meet for KU, collecting a fifth-place finish at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), clocking in with a 5K time of 19:41.90... Utilized redshirt season. SOPHOMORE (2009) Ran in five of the Jayhawks’ six meets... Turned in a career-best 5K time of 19:08.70 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/3), where she finished 94th... Competed in her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational, clocking in at 23:08.90 to take 36th in the women’s open division (10/17)... A member of KU’s Big 12 Championships (10/31) squad, finishing the 6K race in 24:13.52. FRESHMAN (2008) Finished in 19th place at the Bob Timmons Classic in a 5K time of 21:01.10... Placed 22nd at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with a 5K time of 21:11.24. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track... Lettered two years in basketball and one year in soccer... Owns Blue Valley High School records in both the 4K and 5K... State of Kansas All-Metro honorable mention all four years (2004-07)... Placed fifth at AAU nationals as a member of the Brocaw Blazers AAU team in 2006... Finished eighth at AAU Nationals in 2007... Named runner of the week once in 2005... Rookie of the Year selection in 2004... Finished in the top 25 all four years at the state meet (eighth, 24th, 22nd and 22nd, respectively)... Earned player of the year honors in basketball. PERSONAL Daughter of John and Sabra Wiegers... Majoring in business with a minor in French.

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JOSH men’s profiles

BADEN Senior / 5-10 Colby, Kan. / Colby HS JUNIOR (2011) Competed in five of the team’s seven meets and posted a career-best 8K time coming at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14), where he finished in 25:00.50... Finished 45th at the Big 12 Championships (10/29) with a time of 25:03.3... Took ninth place at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with a time of 27:17.93 to help Kansas win the team title... Finished 34th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 10K time of 32:16.15... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. SOPHOMORE (2010) Competed in all six meets for the Jayhawks, with his top finish coming at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), a sixth-place finish... Ran a career-best 8k time of 25:34.60 at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (10/16), finishing 147th... Ran at the Big 12 Championships for the second-consecutive season, posting a 49th-place finish with a time of 25:52.99... Was one of six Jayhawks to run at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet, crossing the finish line in a 10K time of 31:40.53 and placing 64th... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009) Was a member of the Jayhawks’ travel squad for much of the season, competing in five of six meets... Posted a season-best 8K time of 25:47.60 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (10/30), where he finished sixth on the squad and 82nd overall in a field of 245 competitors... Ran a 25:59.30 at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17)... Competed at the Big 12 Championships, posting an 8K time of 27:04.58 to take 71st place. FRESHMAN (2008) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Competed in both cross country and track at Colby High School... Runnerup at the 2007 Kansas Class 4A State Cross Country Championships... Allstate as a senior in 2007... Member of the Kansas all-state academic team in 2006 and 2007... NWKL Academic All-League 2004-07... Selected to the allleague team in 2004 and 2005... Runner-up in the 3,200 meters at the 2008 Kansas Track and Field State Championships... Placed third in the 1,600 meters at the 2008 state track and field meet... Finished in third place at state in the 800 meters... Fourth place in the 1,600 meters at the 2007 state track and field meet... Placed third in the 3,200 meters at the 2007 state meet... Sixth place at state in 2006 as a sophomore in the 3,200 meters. PERSONAL Son of Leo and Janice Baden... Born in Superior, Neb... High school valedictorian... Graduated with a bachelor’s in math in the fall of 2011 and is currently enrolled in the master’s math course at KU.

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REID

BROWNLEE

BUCHANAN

Freshman / 6-3 Dallas, Texas / Jesuit College Prep HIGH SCHOOL Member of two-time district champion Dallas Jesuit cross country team his junior and senior years… District champion in the 800 meters in 2012, finishing in 1:57.03… Runner-up in the 400 meters at the 2012 district meet with a time of 51.19… Helped his team to a district title in track in 2012… Member of National Honor Society and an honor roll student. PERSONAL Full name is Benjamin Kyle Brownlee… Son of John and Jennifer Brownlee… Has two younger siblings, Ethan (14) and Heather (7)… Grandparents, Jerry and Marge Brownlee, and his cousin, Colin, attended KU… Father, John, played basketball at the University of Texas… Plans to major in liberal arts.

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BEN

Sophomore / 6-1 Manhattan, Kan. / Manhattan HS FRESHMAN (2011) Competed in four of the Jayhawks’ seven meets, finishing in the team’s top five twice... Was KU’s fifth finisher at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), placing 49th with a season-best 8K time of 25:09.2... Placed 59th overall at the Midwest Regionals (11/12), completing the 10K in 32:50.10... Competed in the Roy Griak Invitational (11/24), placing 85th with an 8K time of 25:29.70. HIGH SCHOOL Took three titles (3,200m, 1,600m, 800m) at the 2011 Kansas 6A State Track and Field Meet... Notched a fifth-place finish at the 2010 6A state cross country meet... Took all-state cross country honors his junior year (2009)... Holds three school records: 3,200m (9:24), 800m (1:53.1) and 5K cross country (15:46)... State champion in the 1,600 meters his junior year (2010)... Finished fifth in the gold division at the 2010 Rim Rock Classic, crossing the finish line in a time of 15:47... Academic All-State selection in 2009 and 2010. PERSONAL Son of Shelley and Mike Buchanan... Has an older sister, Molly (21)... Plans to major in electrical engineering.

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CONNER

ERIC

DAY

DYSON

Sophomore / 6-0 Fairview, Texas / Lovejoy HS REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011) Competed in five of the Jayhawks’ seven meets... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), placing 69th overall with a seasonbest 8K time of 26:02.8... Was KU’s No. 5 finisher at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3), completing the 6K in 20:11.30 and placing 11th overall... Earned 16th place at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), crossing the finish line with an 8K time of 27:59.18... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team. FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country and track all four years... Named to the 2009 all-region cross country team... 2009 cross country district champion... Placed second in the state championship cross country meet as a senior... Placed second in the 800 meters at regionals... Holds the school record in the 800m, 1,600m and 400m... Member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Son of David and Anne Day... Has two brothers and one sister... Wants to compete in a triathlon after he graduates... Father played football at Furman University... Majoring in business.

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Senior / 5-11 Fountain Valley, Calif. / Fountain Valley HS JUNIOR (2011) Ran in four meets for the Jayhawks in his first full season with the team... Best individual finish was 12th-place at the Bill Easton Classic (9/3) where he finished the 6K in 20:16.20... Season’s best 8K time was 26:10 in a 51st-place finish at the B-Race of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (10/14). HIGH SCHOOL Ran for Coach Martin Barratti at Fountain Valley High School. PERSONAL Son of Deryl and Patsy Dyson... Has an older sister, Emily (24)... Majoring in audiology... After college he plans on attending graduate school in San Diego.

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GABE

FREEMAN

GONZALEZ

(RS) Freshman / 5-9 Rogers, Ark. / Rogers HS

(RS) Freshman / 5-7 Springdale, Ark. / Springdale HS

FRESHMAN (2011) Utilized redshirt season.

FRESHMAN (2011) Utilized redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL Arkansas state meet qualifier his junior and senior years in both cross country and track... Personal bests: 5K - 16:10, 1,600m - 4:29, 3,200m - 10:03.

HIGH SCHOOL 7A cross country state champion in both his junior and senior years (2009, 2010)... 2011 state champion in the indoor and outdoor 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters... School record holder in the 1,600 meters (4:16) and the 3,200 meters (9:18).

PERSONAL Son of Jeff and Sabrina Freeman... Plans to major in marketing... After college aspires to become the CEO of adidas.

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PHILIP

PERSONAL Son of Orsy and Rosa Gonzalez... Has a younger brother, Romario... Undecided on major... Aspires to be high school coach following college.

ALEX

GALLI (RS) Freshman / 5-8 Lebanon, Pa. / Cedar Crest HS FRSHMAN (2011) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL League and district cross country champion his senior year... Member of state champion 4x800-meter relay team his junior year... Member of district champion 4x400-meter relay team both his senior and junior years...PTXC Invitational Champion in 2009. PERSONAL Son of Bruce and Kathy Galli... Has two older siblings, Alyna (22) and Bruce (21)... Majoring in physics and astronomy... Father, Bruce, attended KU.

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COLIN

EVAN

JOKISCH

LANDES

Senior / 6-2 Desoto, Kan. / Cowley County CC JUNIOR (2011) Ran in two meets for the Jayhawks, notching top-25 finishes in both... Top 8K of the season came at the Haskell Invitational (10/8) with a 16th-place finish in a time of 27:29.81... Took 22nd at the Missouri XC Challenge (9/10), completing the 8K in 28:42.85. COWLEY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (2009-11) 2010 NJCAA conference, regional and national champion... 2010 3K steeple qualifier... 2011 3K steeple and 5K qualifier... Personal bests: 15:33 in the 5K (2011) and 9:50 in the 3K steeple (2010). HIGH SCHOOL Four-time cross country state qualifier at DeSoto High School... Placed fifth in the 4A 1,600m with a time of 4:29... Placed sixth in the 4A 3,200m with a time of 10:02. PERSONAL Son of Dave and Linda Jokisch... Has two sisters, Sarah (24) and Hannah (18)... Sister, Hannah, plays softball for Missouri S&T... Majoring in organism biology.

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Sophomore / 6-0 Mulvane, Kan. / Mulvane HS FRESHMAN (2011) Ran in six meets for the Jayhawks, the most of any freshman... Was KU’s seventh finisher at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), completing the 8K in a season-best 25:50.4 to place 66th... Finished 94th at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/12), crossing the finish line with a 10K time of 33:51.04... Placed sixth and was the Jayhawks’ fifth finisher at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10) with an 8K time of 27:10.65. HIGH SCHOOL Three-time individual 4A state champion in track and field: 2010, 3,200m - 2011, 1,600m - 2011)... Member of three-time 4A state champion cross country team... School record holder in the 3,200 meters (9:14) as well as the 5K in cross country... Both records set his senior year... Two-time academic all-state. PERSONAL Son of Dale and Renie Landes... Has a younger sister, Erika (11)... Father, Dale, played basketball at Tabor College... Uncle, Dwight Landes, attended KU... Plans to major in exercise science.

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MUNSCH Junior / 6-2 Hays, Kan. / Hays HS SOPHOMORE (2011) Ran in five meets for the Jayhawks throughout his junior campaign... Was KU’s fourth finisher at the NCAA Midwest Regionals (11/12), completing the 10K in 32:49.11... Placed 51st and clocked in with a season-best 8K time of 25:10.2 at the Big 12 Championships (10/29)... Season’s best individual finish came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), crossing the 8K finish line in 27:06.66 and placing fourth... Academic AllBig 12 First Team.

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MESSERLY Freshman / 6-0 Temecula, Calif. / Great Oak HS

FRESHMAN (2010) Competed in five meets in his debut season for the Jayhawks, notching two top-10 finishes... Placed fourth at the Bob Timmons Challenge (9/9) with a 6K time of 19:06.50, his highest finish of the season... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (10/30), crossing the finish line in an 8K time of 26:40.87 and placing 67th... Best 8K time of the season came at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (10/16), crossing the finish line in 25:40.90 and finishing 159th... Placed ninth at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), running an 8K time of 26:33.93. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country and track at Hays High School... Member of the 2010 WAC, regional and state championship track teams. PERSONAL Son of Cory and Pam Munsch... Has two brothers... Member of the National Honor Society... Named Academic All-State and a Kansas Honor Scholar... Plans to major in human biology.

HIGH SCHOOL Captain for cross country and track teams at Great Oak High School his junior and senior seasons… Finished fourth at California Division I Cross Country meet his senior year… Claimed state championship in 2012 in the indoor mile… Holds a 3-mile personal best of 14:46, set his senior year. PERSONAL Full name is Brandon Mikel Messerly… Son of Heather and Jeff Messerly… Has four younger siblings: Alexis (16), Madison (14), Jordan (12) and Trever (9)… Both parents attended KU… Undecided on major.

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KAMAN men’s profiles

SCHNEIDER Senior / 6-3 Tribune, Kan. / Greeley County HS SENIOR (2011) Utilized redshirt season. JUNIOR (2010) Competed in the three meets for the Jayhawks during his junior campaign... Top finish came at Bob Timmons Classic (9/4), running a 6K time of 19:38.20 and finishing eighth... Season’s best 8K time came in the open race at ISU Pre-Nationals (10/16), crossing the finish line in 27:00 and finishing 87th... Placed 18th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11) and ran an 8K time of 27:24.47. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman in track and cross country... State champion in the 1,600 meters as a senior... All-state in the 800 meters and 4x800-meter relay his senior year... Regional champion in the 800 meters as a senior... MVP and all-area his senior year... Was the WKL League Champion as a senior in the 1,600 meters, 800 meters and 4x800-meter relay... High Plains League (HPL) Champion in the 1,600 meters and 4x800-meter relay as a junior... All-state and HPL Champion in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters as a sophomore... Academic all-state as a sophomore... MVP his sophomore year... All-league in the 4x800-meter relay, mile and two mile as a freshman... Cross country state runner-up as a senior... Allarea and MVP of his cross country team as a sophomore, junior and senior... All-league and state cross country participant all four years... Cross country league champion as a sophomore and senior... Academic allstate cross country as a junior and senior... Member of third-place team at the cross country state championships as a senior and fourth-place team as a freshman... Lettered three years in basketball... Unanimous WKLL All-League as a junior and senior... Nominated for academic and athletic Wendy’s High School Heisman. PERSONAL Son of Dirk and Darcy Schneider... Born in Tribune, Kan... Was high school valedictorian... Majoring in pre-medicine... Father, Dirk, ran college track; Uncle, Brad, played college basketball and Uncle, Scott, played college football.

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(TR) Junior / 5-8 Topeka, Kan. / Johnson County CC AT JOHNSON COUNTY CC (2010-11) Top Cavalier finisher at the Disney Classic, clocking in at 26:39.60 to finish 22nd overall… Helped his team to a fifth-place finish at 2011 NJCAA Championships, coming in at 65th with an 8K time of 28:24.14… Helped the JCCC men to 2012 conference and regional championships with his third-place conference finish and 12th-place finish in the region… Graduated from JCCC on the Dean’s List. HIGH SCHOOL Placed fifth at 2009 5A state cross country championships his senior year at Topeka West High School… Claimed regional title in 2009 with a 5K time of 17:06.66… Won 2010 5A regional championship in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10:03.53… Placed fifth in the 3,200 meters at the Kansas State Championships with a personal best time of 9:50.77.

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JAVIER

(RS) Freshman / 5-11 Lawrence, Kan. / Lawrence Free State HS FRESHMAN (2011) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year medalist at Kansas 6A state cross country meet... Third at Footlocker cross country meet his sophomore year... Member of state runner-up 4x800-meter relay team in 2011. PERSONAL Son of Ed and Polly Sloan... Has three siblings: Katie (21), Ben (16) and Nathan (11)... Mother, Polly, holds 200m-fly record at Iowa... Plans to major in medicine.

PERSONAL Full name is Javier Herrera Segura… Son of Yvette Garcia… Has four siblings: Cassie (25), Zach (24), Robert (22) and Elijah (15)… Brother Robert ran with him as a member of Johnson County CC cross country team… Plans to major in finance.

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BRENDAN

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Freshman / 5-10 Topeka, Kan. / Topeka HS HIGH SCHOOL Ran to all-city distinction each of the four years he was a member of the Topeka High School cross country team… Placed 11th at Kansas State Championships his junior season… All-Centennial League performer his junior and senior years… Competitor in 2011 and 2012 Nike and Footlocker Cross Country Regionals… Finished fourth at 2011 Rim Rock Farm High School Classic with a 5K time of 16:33.26… School record holder in the 5,000 meters… Named to Honor Roll all four years. PERSONAL Full name is Kyle Dennis Snyder… Son of Dennis and Audra Snyder… Has three younger siblings: Kris (17), Brandon (15) and Britton (7)… Both his father and his grandfather attended KU… Plans to major in pre-law and psychology… Hobbies include running and snow skiing.

Sophomore / 6-4 Osawatomie, Kan. / Osawatomie HS REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011) Ran in three meets for the Jayhawks, earning two top-20 finishes... Earned Big 12 Runner of the Week honors for his fourth-place finish in the Haskell Invitational (10/8) with a personal best 8K time of 26:21.21... Finished 16th with a 6K time of 20:25.90 at the Bob Timmons Classic (9/3). FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in basketball, track, cross country, and football at Osawatomie High School... Named 2009 and 2010 Tri-County Player of the Year in basketball... 2010 Tri-County Runner of the Year for track... Holds school records in the high jump, 800m, 1600m, 4x400m and 4x800m... Two-time Academic AllState in cross country... Member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL Son of Darren and Annette Soucie... Wants to become a physical therapist after he graduates... Father played basketball at the University of Nebraska-Kearney... Majoring in pre-physical therapy.

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DONNY men’s profiles

WASINGER Senior / 5-10 Winona, Minn. / Cotter HS SENIOR (2011) Forced to take medical hardship after achilles injury. JUNIOR (2010) The Jayhawks’ No. 1 performer for the second-consecutive season... Was the top Kansas finisher in all five meets he competed in... Was the first Kansas male to compete at the NCAA Championship meet (11/22) since 2007, where he finished 233rd with a 10K time 33:02.7... Collected first collegiate win at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/11), crossing the finish line in an 8K time of 25:17.45... Top 8K time of the season came at the ISU Pre-National meet (10/16) with a mark of 24:33.70, placing 47th... Earned All-Big 12 honors with a 13th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships (10/30), crossing the finish line in 24:40.04... With his finish at the Big 12 Championships, he became just the fifth Jayhawk in history to be Kansas’ top finisher in threestraight conference meets... Earned an at-large spot at the NCAA Championship meet by way of a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/13), running a 10K time of 30:05.30, a career best... USTFCCCA All-Region selection. SOPHOMORE (2009) Had a highly impressive sophomore season, as he was the Jayhawks’ No. 1 finisher in all six meets and was one of only two KU athletes to run a sub-25:00 8K throughout the season... Ran a career-best 8K time of 24:38.10 at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17), where he finished 42nd overall in a field of 236 runners... Took 35th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/14) with a career-best 10K time of 31:58.20. FRESHMAN (2008) Competed in all six meets as a true freshman, while leading the team in four of six races, including the final three meets of the season... Placed fifth in his debut at the Bob Timmons Classic in an 8K time of 25:56... Posted an 8K time of 25:48 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree to finish 43rd... Ran a 25:21.10 at the ISU Pre-Nationals... Finished in 28th place at the Big 12 Championships after running a personal-best 8K time of 25:17.63... Led the Jayhawks at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 10K time of 32:09.80 to place 28th. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years in both cross country and track... Two-year letterman in both swimming and Nordic skiing... 2007 state champion in cross country... Conference champion in cross country in 2007... Cross country state runner-up in 2006... Was named cross country team MVP three times (2005-07)... All-conference selection in cross country all four years (2004-07)... Three-time cross country all-state selection (2005-07)... Was named all-conference in track all four years (2005-08)... Back-toback state champion in both the 1,600 meters and the 3,200 meters (2007-08)... Broke the state record in the 1,600 with his 2008 state championship performance... State runner-up in the 3,200 meters in 2006. PERSONAL Son of Tony and Marti Wasinger... Born in St. Louis, Mo... Majoring in sport management.

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WILLIAMS

WILSON Sophomore / 5-8 Abilene, Kan. / Abilene HS

Freshman / 6-1 Norwood, Colo. / Norwood HS HIGH SCHOOL Claimed three consecutive 2A state cross country championships running for Norwood High School… Won 2012 state titles in both the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters… Named the 2011 Gatorade Colorado Boys Cross Country Athlete of the Year after racing to his third state championship… Won the St. Vrain Invitational, the Ron Keller Invitational, the Delta Invitational and the Region 4 Championship all in his senior year… Was named to the Colorado All-State Boys cross country team in three of his four seasons… Held high school personal bests of 4:26 in the 1,600 meters, 9:25 in the 3,200 meters and 15:26 in the 5,000 meters.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2011) Had a solid debut season for the Jayhawks, competing in six meets in the Crimson and Blue... Was the Jayhawks’ top finisher at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), finishing second overall with an 8K time of 26:54.35... Was the fourth scorer for KU at the Big 12 Championships (10/29), coming in 48th and with a personal-best PERSONAL 8K time of 25:06.7... Took fifth Full name is Leonard Tyler Williams… Son of Keith and Sae Williams… overall and second among his Has a younger brother, Jeff (17)… Father, Keith, ran track at BYU be- teammates at the Bob Timmons fore transferring to Western State College… Undecided on major. Classic (9/3), finishing the 6K in 19:37.90. FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country and track all four years at Abilene High School... 1,600m Kansas 4A state champion 2008-10... School record holder and 2010 state champion in the 3,200m with a time of 9:19... Holds the school record in the two mile with a time of 9:23... Member of the National Honor Society... Academic All-State in cross country. PERSONAL Son of Dan and Jean Wilson... Has two brothers and one sister... Undecided on major.

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BEN men’s profiles

WILSON Senior / 5-8 Lawrence, Kan. / Lawrence HS JUNIOR (2011) Saw action in three meets for the Jayhawks... Top finish came at the Haskell Invitational (10/8) with an 8K time of 26:51.75, each earned him an eighth-place finish... Placed 29th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (9/10), completing the 8K in 29:22.11... Academic All-Big 12 Second Team. AT NORTHERN COLORADO (2009) Clocked an 8K time of 26:24 during the 2009 season... Named to the Academic All-Big Sky Team in 2009. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country three years in a row... Selected as team captain his senior year (2008)... Led his cross country team to its first-ever state title and was named to the all-state, all-region, all-area and all-league teams... State qualifier in the 800 meters, 1600 meters and 4x800 meter relay. PERSONAL Son of Mark and Amy Wilson... Aunt, Beth Llewellyn, ran track and played field hockey at KU... Majoring in sports management... Would like to be an athletic director... Has one sister, Kensley.

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STANLEY REDWINE Head Coach | Arkansas (‘85) 13th Season at Kansas 19th Season as Head Coach PERSONAL Hometown..........................................................Dallas, Texas High School............................................. Lake Highlands HS College....................................... University of Arkansas, ‘85 ........................................B.A., administrative management Family............................... Wife, Jacqueline; three children, ................................................ Alexa, Crysta and Stanley, Jr. COACHING HISTORY 2000-Present...................................... University of Kansas Head Coach, Cross Country/Track and Field 1994-2000................................................University of Tulsa Head Coach, Cross Country/Track and Field 1985-94..............................................University of Arkansas Assistant Coach, Track (Sprints and Hurdles) ATHLETIC HISTORY • Four-time All-American • Six-time conference champion • Two-time U.S. 800-meter champion • Silver Medialist, 800-meter run (Goodwill Games, 1986 and 1994) • Bronze Medalist, 800-meter run (Pan-Am Games, 1983 and 1987) • Five-time Championship team member HONORS & ACHIEVEMENTS • 2007 Pan American Games -Team USA Head Coach, Men’s Track & Field • 2005 Big 12 Outdoor Coach of the Year • 2003 Pan American Games -Team USA, Assistant Coach • University of Arkansas Most Outstanding Track Athlete (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983) • Arkansas Hall of Honor Inductee (2003) • Arkansas State Hall of Fame Inductee (2003) JAYHAWKS UNDER REDWINE • Four Olympic Athletes (2012: Diamond Dixon) (2008: Nickesha Anderson, Scott Russell) (2004: Charlie Gruber) • Two Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame Teams (2001, 2002 Men’s Track & Field) • 10 Individual National Championships • 134 All-America Honors (Cross Country/Track & Field) • 82 Academic All-Big 12 student-athletes in the last three seasons • KU Hall of Fame Inductees Scott Russell, Charlie Gruber, Leo Bookman and Amy Linnen

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lready a member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame, Stanley Redwine is a living legend in Jayhawk country and one of the most well-respected coaches in the United States. A former All-American himself at the University of Arkansas, Redwine has coached 12 individual National Champions (10 at Kansas), 98 All-Americans (83 at KU), four Olympians (all at KU) and 22 National Championship teams between his years as head coach at Kansas and Tulsa and an assistant coach at Arkansas. Twenty twelve marked perhaps the most successful season in Redwine’s Kansas coaching career, mentoring the women’s team to numerous individual accolades with the most notable a NCAA runner-up finish in the Indoor Championships. Pupil Diamond Dixon not only claimed a national championship, four conference titles and four more All-American honors, but also won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London as part of the 4x400-meter relay team. In the summer of 2008 in Beijing, China, Redwine athletes Scott Russell and Nickesha Anderson represented their respective countries in the Games of the XXIX (29th) Olympiad. Russell finished in 10th place for Canada in the men’s javelin, while Anderson was an alternate on Jamaica’s women’s 4x100meter relay team. In 2010, Redwine mentored eight athletes to 10 All-America honors with five garnering the elite status during the indoor season and five more picking up the honor during the outdoor season. Behind NCAA Champion Jordan Scott’s performance, the KU men’s team finished seventh at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Scott claimed the pole vault title for the first time in his career. Freshman thrower Mason Finley took home second place in both the shot put and discus at the NCAA Outdoor meet and also earned indoor honors in the shot put. The KU women’s distance medley relay team earned All-America status at the NCAA Indoor Championships, while Lauren Bonds (1,500 meters), Andrea Geubelle (long jump) and Eric Fattig (triple jump) each were All Americans during the outdoor season. In 2008, Redwine coached 12 track and field All-Americans, the most he has coached in one season since he has been at Kansas. He oversaw Egor Agafonov to his second-consecutive National Championship in the weight throw, as well as his fifth and sixth All-America honors (weight throw, hammer throw) and his thirdconsecutive Big 12 Championship in both the hammer throw and the weight throw. In the 2008 indoor track and field season, Kansas was just one of 10 schools to have both its men’s and women’s teams finish in the top 25 at the NCAA Championships.

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At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, senior Crystal Manning (long jump and triple jump) and junior Nickesha Anderson (100 meters and 200 meters) each won two All-America honors. Only one other woman (Candace Mason) has accomplished the feat in KU history. As an athlete, Redwine placed his name in the Arkansas history books as a 400-meter, 600-yard and 800-meter runner from 1980-1983. Redwine was a four-time All-American and was named UA’s Outstanding Track Athlete all four of his years in Fayetteville. Redwine went on to spend nine years as an assistant coach at his alma mater. During his tenure, the Razorbacks captured nine consecutive NCAA Championships and 22 titles from 1985 to 1994 in both track and field and cross country. He helped produce 14 All-Americans and two NCAA Champions in hurdle and sprint events. Among those All-Americans were two-time 400-meter NCAA indoor and outdoor champion Calvin Davis, three-time 400-meter and 500-meter NCAA champion Robbie Haley, and seventime All-American sprinter Jimmy French. His success as an assistant earned him the head coaching position at the University of Tulsa in 1994. In six years at Tulsa, Redwine’s athletes broke more than 70 school records, most on multiple occasions. He produced 11 NCAA qualifiers and Tulsa’s first-ever All-American. On May 25, 2000, Redwine was rewarded for his efforts by being hired as the head coach at the University of Kansas. The Jayhawks’ track and field program has prospered ever since, as he has restored the tradition of KU’s illustrious past. Professionally, Redwine retired from competition in 1996 after he finished fifth in the 800-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Atlanta, Ga. He was a U.S. Olympic Trial qualifier five-consecutive times from 1980 to 1996 and was a two-time silver medalist in the 800-meter run at the Goodwill Games in 1986 and 1994. He also won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games in 1983 and 1987. Redwine was also a World Championship team member in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1993 and a two-time U.S. 800-meter champion. Redwine earned his bachelor’s degree in administrative management from the University of Arkansas in 1985. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have three children: Crysta, Stanley Jr., and Alexa.

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • In Redwine’s first 12 seasons at Kansas, the men’s and women’s teams have combined to set more than 70 school records and have cracked the KU all-time top-five list in more than 60 events. As a result of their outstanding performances, Redwine’s 2001 and 2002 men’s track and field teams were enshrined into the KU Hall of Fame after back-to-back eighth-place finishes at the NCAA Championships. • In 2012, Redwine mentored the women’s team to its highest ever finish at an NCAA meet, a second-place finish at the Indoor Championships. He also helped pupil Diamond Dixon to a gold medal at the London Olympics, the first gold medalist from Kansas since Al Oerter in 1968. • In 2010, Redwine guided eight different athletes to 10 All-America honors, led by Jordan Scott’s NCAA title in the pole vault. Freshman Mason Finley earned three All-America honors and was also named the Big 12 Track and Field’s Outstanding Male Freshman of the Year and the Midwest Region’s Field Athlete of the Year. Senior middle distance runner Lauren Bonds earned All-America honors both indoor and outdoor and was the first Kansas women’s cross country runner to compete at an NCAA Championship meet in more than 15 years. • In July of 2007, Redwine traveled to Rio de Janeiro as the men’s head track coach for Team USA at the Pan-American games. His athletes took home 20 medals, including three golds. It was the second time Redwine was selected to coach the team, as he also served as an assistant at the 2003 games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. • In 2006, the men’s cross country team recorded its best results at both the Big 12 Conference Championships and the NCAA Championships in more than a decade, finishing third and 12th, respectively. Redwine and his staff mentored six All-America performers in 10 events in track and field later that season. • In 2002, he produced eight Big 12 champions, 21 total NCAA qualifiers and two individual national champions. The men’s track team finished eighth in the nation during the indoor season, and then gave a fourth-place performance at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships before finishing 21st nationally. Redwine and his staff guided seven athletes to a total of eight All-America honors, while the men’s squad set four outdoor and seven indoor school records and one all-time collegiate record.

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assistant coach michael whittlesey

MICHAEL WHITTLESEY, Ph.D. Assistant Coach | Connecticut (‘90) Fourth Season at Kansas 22nd Season as Coach PERSONAL Hometown..................................Morris, Conn. High School.................................Wamogo HS College.......... University of Connecticut, ‘90 ........ B.A., sports medicine/athletic training ........................University of Connecticut, ‘93 ....M.A., biophysical science/exercise physiology ........................University of Connecticut, ‘97 .Ph.D., philosophy in sports/exercise physiology Family.................... Wife, Carol; two children, ........................................Samantha and Ryan COACHING HISTORY 2009-Present................University of Kansas Middle Distance/Distance Coach Assistant Cross Country Coach 1998-2009....... University of North Carolina Assistant Director of Cross Country and Track and Field 1996-98....................................UNC-Charlotte Assistant Track and Cross Country Coach 1991-96..................University of Connecticut Graduate Assistant Coach Assistant Strength Coach ATHLETIC HISTORY • First American finisher in the 1995 Boston Marathon • 1996 Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon • 1990 UConn Cross Country team captain HONORS & ACHIEVEMENTS • Two-time ACC Cross Country Coach of the Year (1999 and 2003) • Two-time Southeast Region Coach of the Year (1999 and 2003) • 2003 NCAA Division I Track and Field National Assistant Coach of the Year for women’s middle distance • 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Region Assistant Coach of the Year • While at UNC, had two separate DMR teams hold the American record

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ichael Whittlesey is in his fourth season as assistant coach for cross country and middle distance/distance running at Kansas.

In his short time in Lawrence, Whittlesey has already made a huge impact with both the cross country and track programs. In his three seasons with the Jayhawks, he has guided two Jayhawks to appearances at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, Lauren Bonds, which was a first for a KU woman since the 1994 season, and Donny Wasinger, who was the first KU man to do so since 2007. Additionally, in 2010 the Kansas women’s distance medley relay team composed of Bonds, Rebeka Stowe, Cori Christensen and Taylor Washington earned All-America status at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. Whittlesey has mentored six Jayhawks to All-America honors on the track and has seen three of his athletes break school records (Lauren Bonds - Indoor mile, indoor 3,000m, outdoor 1,500m, outdoor 5,000m, Amanda Miller - Indoor 5,000m and Rebeka Stowe - 3,000m Steeplechase). Whittlesey’s most decorated Jayhawk, Stowe, was the 2012 Big 12 Champion in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase, and also broke the school record on numerous occasions. She also earned First Team All-America honors at the 2011 and 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships with her top 12 finishes in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase. Stowe was also a two-time All-Big 12 honoree on the cross country course. Whittlesey mentored Bonds to an outstanding 2010 senior season as she claimed the Big 12 Outdoor title in the 1,500 meters and went on to earn All-America honors by taking seventh at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. En route to earning All-America honors, Bonds set a new KU record in the event with her time of 4:14.29. Bonds also had a fine year off the track as she was named an Academic All-American and was a finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year. The 2010 cross country season featured junior Donny Wasinger advancing as an individual to the national championship meet. Both Kansas cross country teams finished seventh at the 2010 Big 12 Cross Country Championships. Whittlesey came to KU after serving 11 years as the assistant coach in charge of cross country and distance running for the track program at North Carolina. In addition to his coaching duties at UNC, Whittlesey worked as the assistant director for both men’s and women’s track and field and cross country for his last four seasons at UNC. Under his direction, North Carolina middle distance/distance produced nine NCAA champions in six years, 70 All-Americans and 36 conference champions. Whittlesey led the track team to back-to-back NCAA titles in the distance medley relay at the 2006 and 2007 Indoor NCAA Championships. Along with the 2007 distance medley relay title, Whittlesey coached sophomore anchor Brie Felnagle to the individual NCAA title in the outdoor 1,500 meters. Under the guidance of Whittlesey, Felnagle captured three NCAA titles and was named an All-American 10 times in her career.

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Additionally, in his 11 years at the helm of the cross country program at UNC, the Carolina women’s team advanced to the NCAA Championships 10 times, including a program-best sixth-place finish in 1999. With a 10th-place finish in 2004, the Tar Heel women posted back-to-back top-10 NCAA finishes for the first time in school history. After assisting the Tar Heels to a fourth-place indoor finish and another top-10 outdoor finish and producing four NCAA individual and relay titles, Whittlesey was awarded the first-ever NCAA Division I Track and Field National Assistant Coach of the Year for women’s middle distance/ distance in 2003. Whittlesey also received the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Regional Assistant Coach of the Year honor. On top of the great team success during Whittlesey’s tenure at UNC, the Tar Heels also witnessed some of the greatest individual distance athletes in school history during his term. Perhaps no other athlete thrived under Whittlesey more than Shalane Flanagan. Flanagan was the NCAA cross country champion in 2002 and 2003. Not only was Flanagan the first Carolina woman to ever take the cross country national championship, but she was only the third woman in NCAA history to successfully defend her title. A three-time recipient of the NCAA Cross Country Athlete of the Year award, Flanagan also excelled on the track. She won a pair of indoor national championships in 2003. Individually, she claimed the title in the 3,000 meters, and then teamed up with teammates Erin Donohue, Anissa Gainey and Alice Schmidt to take first-place honors in the distance medley relay. Flanagan also earned a spot on the 2004 U.S. Olympic 5,000 team before claiming a bronze medal in the 10,000 at the 2008 Olympic Games. Along with Flanagan, Whittlesey coached standout runner Alice Schmidt, who was a two-time national champion in the outdoor 800 and the first North Carolina track and field athlete to win an NCAA title in the same event twice. Both Schmidt and Flanagan went on to earn places on the 2005 U.S. Track and Field World Championship team, while Erin Donohue earned All-America status in both cross country and track. All three athletes earned spots on the 2007 U.S. Track and Field World Championship team, as well as the 2008 U.S. Olympic team. Whittlesey has twice won both the ACC Cross Country Coach of the Year and Southeast Region Coach of the Year awards, earning each in 1999 and 2003. A native of Morris, Conn., Whittlesey started his coaching career at UConn as a graduate assistant. While at UConn he assisted with distance and was a pole vault and multi-event coach. He then served two years at UNC-Charlotte where he worked as an assistant coach. While with the 49ers, Whittlesey led his athletes to 53 new school records in 18 different events and coached all-conference performers in the triple jump and javelin. Whittlesey’s competitive experience includes being the first American finisher in the 1995 Boston Marathon. He also qualified for the 1996 Olympic Trials in the marathon after competing as a non-recruited athlete at the University of Connecticut. He graduated from UConn in May 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine/athletic training and later earned a master’s in biophysical science/exercise physiology in 1993. In 1997, Whittlesey received a doctorate of philosophy in sports science/exercise physiology from UConn. Whittlesey and his wife, Carol, have two children: eight-year-old daughter Samantha and six-yearold son Ryan.

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MILAN

DEBBIE

DONLEY

LUMAN

Events Coordinator 10th Season at Kansas

Administrative Assistant 17th Season at Kansas

TEGAN

JOSH

THORNBERRY

WILLIAMSON Assistant Events Coordinator Third Season at Kansas

Director of Operations 10th Season at Kansas

AARON CARBUHN

BENSON CHESANG

JULIA CUMMINGS

DEMETRIUS DANIELS

BRAD GILBERT

MELISSA JOHNSTON

Equipment Manager

Sports Information Director

Athletic Trainer

Nutritionist

Academic Support

KATIE MARTINCICH

JOSE MUテ前Z

Director of Academic Records/ Coordinator of International Student-Athlete Support

Programs Coordinator

Student Manager

ZACK SANCHEZ

JOE STAUB

REBEKA STOWE

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Graduate Assistant

PHIL LOWCOCK, Ph. D.

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BERNADETTE GRAY-LITTLE Chancellor | Marywood College Fourth Year at Kansas

highly regarded scholar, teacher and university leader, Bernadette Gray-Little began her tenure as the 17th chancellor of the A University of Kansas on Aug. 15, 2009. As KU chancellor, Gray-Little is the chief executive officer of the university, overseeing campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Salina and Wichita, as well as research and educational centers in Garden City,

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Hays, Parsons, Pittsburg, Topeka and Yoder.

Chancellor Gray-Little’s goals for KU include enhancing student achievement so that more KU students graduate in four years, as well as spurring more research and scholarly activities that enhance quality of life and create economic growth. During her service as chancellor she also has made it a point to meet with Kansans and with KU alumni throughout the state and nation to learn about their aspirations for the university. Gray-Little was one of four university leaders selected to represent the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities at a White House summit on math and science education in January 2010. She is also on the board of trustees for the Online Computer Library Center, an international organization dedicated to expanding public access to information and research. Gray-Little previously was executive vice chancellor and provost from 2006 to 2009 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A professor of psychology, she rose to the post of UNC’s chief academic officer after successive administrative appointments, including dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. While at UNC, she earned a reputation as a champion for the highest quality educational experience for students and a strong advocate for faculty and for research. A native of eastern North Carolina, Gray-Little received her bachelor’s degree from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa., and her master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Saint Louis University. She earned a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Denmark. She also served as a Social Science Research Council Fellow and received a Ford Foundation Senior Scholar Fellowship through the National Research Council. Gray-Little is married to Shade Key Little, who was assistant dean for academic support services at UNC. They have two children and one grandchild.

SHEAHON ZENGER Athletics Director | Kansas State (1988) Second Year at Kansas

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r. Sheahon Zenger is a coach at heart. But when KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little introduced the Hays, Kan., native as KU’s Athletics Director January 3, 2011, he promised not to call any plays for the coaches. That doesn’t mean, though, that he won’t be right there with them - and their student-athletes - every step of the way. For it’s his genuine care for coaches and student-athletes that has stamped his career in intercollegiate athletics. Zenger came to KU after serving for five years as athletics director at Illinois State University, helping steer ISU Athletics to a place of prominence in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Redbirds won a conference-leading seven league titles during the 2009-10 season and captured their second Valley All-Sports Trophy in three years. After playing football at Fort Hays State and Mid-American Nazarene College, he finished his undergraduate degree at Kansas State. Even before he received his bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education in 1988, Zenger was assisting the football coaches at Manhattan (Kan.) High School. His first college football coaching job came at Drake University right after graduation. In 1989, at age 23, Zenger joined Bill Snyder’s staff at Kansas State as one of the nation’s youngest full-time football staff members; he served in key roles as assistant recruiting coordinator and director of football operations. Zenger completed his master’s degree in journalism and mass communication in 1992 while helping Snyder bring Wildcat football to unprecedented success. After earning his doctorate, Zenger in 1996 signed on as the recruiting coordinator for the brand-new NCAA Division I football program at the University of South Florida. A year later he joined the University of Wyoming football staff as recruiting coordinator and within two years rose to assistant head coach, a position he still considers one of the crowning achievements of his career. Zenger stayed at Wyoming through the 2000 season before returning to Kansas State. He spent a year in the KSU College of Business, raising more than $2 million and restructuring its development program with research and planning. He rejoined KSU Athletics in 2001 as assistant athletics director for major gifts, helping KSU initiate important development strategies. In 2002 he was appointed KSU’s associate athletics director for development, a position he held until 2005, when he was named Athletics Director at Illinois State. A published author and researcher, Zenger served for three years on the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. He also served on two NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Division committees, and was a member of the Executive Committee of NACDA’s Division I FCS Athletic Directors Association. Zenger is married to the former Pam McAnarney. The couple has three children: Luke (14), Abby (12) and Jake (10).

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Kansas Athletics Administration

Jennifer ALLEE Assistant AD Marketing/ Fan Experience

Dr. Jerry BAILEY Faculty Athletics Representative

Paul BUSKIRK Associate AD/ Student-Athlete Support Services

Bill DICKERSON Associate AD/ Operations

Doug HOPKINS Director/ Ticket Operations

J.D. LOUDABARGER Assistant AD/ Event Services

Glenn QUICK Associate AD/ Academic/Career Counseling

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Chris HOWARD Associate AD/ Administration

Theresa BECKER Associate AD for Compliance

Jennifer BERQUIST Associate AD/ Williams Education Fund

Ryan BROWN Life Skills

Candace DUNBACK Director/ Traditions

Jay ELLIS Assistant AD/ Facilities

John HADL Associate AD/ Major Gifts

Larry HARE Assistant AD/ Equipment

Larry KEATING Special Assistant to the AD

Todd KOBER Associate AD/ Creative Services

Sean LESTER Senior Associate Athletics Director

Mike LICKERT Director/ Rock Chalk Video

Dr. Larry MAGEE Head Team Physician

Jim MARCHIONY Associate AD/ Public Affairs

Terry MOHAJIR Senior Associate AD/ External Relations

Frank REEB Director/ Human Resources

Stephanie TEMPLE adidas Licensed Property Manager

Debbie VAN SAUN Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA

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Pete MUTHER Associate AD/ Sales/Marketing/Promotions

Scott WARD Associate AD/ Academic/Career Counseling

Brad NACHTIGAL Associate AD/ Capital Projects

Lori WILLIAMS Associate AD/ Risk Management

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Reviewing 2011 Despite neither team qualifying for the NCAA Championship in 2011, Kansas cross country had a solid season with 15 Jayhawks earning Academic All-Big 12 honors and the continued success of seniors Rebeka Stowe and Kara Windisch for the women and seniors Zach Zarda and Austin Bussing for the men’s team.

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Before the season even began, the men’s team got a devastating blow when senior Donny Wasinger was injured and would be forced to sit out the entire season. Wasinger had been the top finisher in every race he had competed in the previous two years, leaving some large shoes to fill by his teammates Despite the loss the KU men started off the season with two team wins. At the Bob Timmons Classic, the Jayhawks won with Zarda taking the individual title with a time of 19:11.30. In their first races in Kansas singlets, redshirt freshman James Wilson and true freshman Evan Landes placed fifth and sixth, respectively, completing the men’s top three scorers.

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The women finished second as a team in the season’s first meet with junior Allie Marquis coming in as the team’s top finisher, placing fourth with a time of 19:44.60.

Both teams then traveled to Columbia, Mo., to take on rival Missouri at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge at the A.L. Gustin Golf Course. In her season debut, Stowe didn’t disappoint, claiming the 5K victory in a time of 17:43.93. Her teammate Windisch finished just 11 seconds later to place second. The duo’s finishes helped the KU women claim their first team victory of the year. The team win was also the first for the Kansas women in the 19-year history of the event. For her efforts, Stowe was named the Big 12’s Runner of the Week. The announcement made Stowe just the second Jayhawk woman to earn the distinction and first since 2008. While no runners were able to win the 8K race on the men’s side, the Jayhawks dominated the team competition, winning by 21 points over the Tigers. KU saw seven of its runners finish in the top nine, which included the Jayhawks’ top finisher, Wilson, who placed second with a time of 26:54.35. In their first competition of the year, Bussing and sophomore Josh Munsch finished just 12 seconds later at third and fourth, respectively.

Zach Zarda

In the first big meet of the season, the men and women ventured to Minneapolis, Minn., for the Roy Griak Invitational at Les Bolstad Golf Course. The men finished 15th with Zarda leading the group for the second time in 2011. The Shawnee, Kan., native finished 38th out of over 200 runners in a race where the top 50 finishers were separated by just two minutes. Bussing came in just 10 seconds behind his teammate for 46th place. Start to 2011 Bob Timmons Classic

On the women’s side, Stowe had another great outing finishing just outside the top 10 in 11th place with a time of 20:58.90. The women’s 6K featured 272 runners with four Jayhawks placing in the top100. Windisch was once again the second KU runner to cross the finish, placing 37th in 21:31.60. The women’s squad finished 14th with an average time 21:53. After three meets in four weeks the Jayhawks got a two-week break before traveling across town to the Haskell Invitational at Haskell Indian Nations University. While the numbers were small for both the men’s and women’s teams, the runners participating had solid outings. For the men, redshirt freshman Brendan Soucie had his best outing as a Jayhawk, claiming fourth in an 8K time of 26:21.21. On the women’s side, junior Devin Wiegers was the overall runner-up, completing the 5K in 19:29.

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SEASON REVIEW Kansas got one final tune-up before the postseason meets when it headed north for the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis., at the Thomas Zimmerman Championship Course. The meet was once again a large one with over 300 runners competing on 40 teams in each of the men’s and women’s races.

Stowe was the top finisher for the KU women, who finished 37th in the team standings. Stowe placed 37th and completed the 6K in 20:50.20.

Rebeka Stowe

The Jayhawks then saw two weeks off before the Big 12 Championships. In the off time the league announced that 15 Jayhawks, nine men and six women, were members of the Big 12’s All-Academic team. The number marked the most Kansas honorees in the conference’s history.

At the end of October the men and women traveled to College Station, Texas for the conference championships held at the Pebble Creek Country Club. Stowe notched the best finish of her career, coming in at seventh in a 6K time of 19:52.3. The finish earned her All-Big 12 honors for the second-straight year and was the highest place for a KU female in Big 12 history. Windisch was just two spots from also claiming all-conference honors, but took 17th in a personal best time of 20:24.7. The senior duo’s finishes propelled the women to a seventh-place finish with 169 points. The men also took seventh in College Station, with Bussing leading the team for the second straight meet. The Houston native finished in 22nd to mark his highest-career finish at the conference meet, crossing the finish line in an 8K time of 24.22.5. Zarda, Josh Baden, Wilson and freshman Reid Buchanan placed nine seconds apart to place 43rd, Austin Bussing 45th, 48th and 49th , respectively, to complete the men’s top five scorers. In the final meet of the season, the Jayhawks saw themselves amongst a competitive field at the NCAA Midwest Region Championships in DeKalb, Ill. The men, running in their first 10K of the season had another solid team performance with the top three finishers placing within six spots of one another. Bussing was the top KU finisher in his final race as a collegian, traversing Northern Illinois’ North 40 Course in 32:07.40, finishing 32nd. Backing him up once again were Zarda, Baden, Munsch and Buchanan, who each finished in the top 60 and propelled the men to an eighth-place finish to end the year. A pair of seniors ended their KU careers on a high note as both Stowe and Windisch ran their way to All-Region honors in Dekalb. Stowe finished the 6K in 21:38.86 with Windisch right behind at 21:39.61 to place 20th and 21st, respectively. The finishes marked just the second time in the Stanley Redwine era two Jayhawks claimed spots on the AllRegion squad. Junior Tessa Turcotte and senior Cori Christensen were the next two KU finishers, completing their season with 64th and 72nd place finishes. The women went on to accumulate 255 points to finish ninth overall.

Women’s Team Finishes PL Team Pts. Avg. Time 1. Iowa St. 68 20:09 2. Texas 83 20:19 3. Oklahoma St. 86 20:22 4. Missouri 125 20:37 5. Texas Tech 126 20:32 6. Texas A&M 149 20:46 7. KANSAS 169 20:52 8. Oklahoma 189 21:03 9. Kansas State 201 21:08 10. Baylor 214 21:13

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The men had perhaps the best team performance of the season with their top five finishers clocking in just 20 seconds apart. Bussing led the men for the first time in his senior season, crossing the 8K finish line in 24:41.71 to place 79th.

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Kansas Women’s Scorers 7. Rebeka Stowe.....................19:52 17. Kara Windisch................... 20:24 43. Tessa Turcotte.....................21:05 54. Kyra Kilwein........................21:28 56. Liza Tauscher......................21:29 66. Brittany Tate.......................21:43 75. Cori Christensen................ 22:07 Men’s Team Finishes PL Team Pts. Avg. Time 1. Oklahoma St. 30 23:41 2. Oklahoma 43 23:53 3. Texas 87 24:09 4. Texas A&M 102 24:15 5. Iowa State 137 24:32 6. Missouri 170 24:48 7. KANSAS 185 24:56 8. Kansas St. 255 25:45 9. Baylor 274 26:06 10. Texas Tech 314 27:03 Kansas Men’s Scorers 22. Austin Bussing................... 24:22 43. Zach Zarda ........................ 24:58 45. Josh Baden ....................... 25:03 48. James Wilson ................... 25:07 49. Reid Buchanan ................. 25:09 51. Josh Munsch ......................25:10 66. Evan Landes ...................... 25:50

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2011 women’s results

Women’s 2011 Results

4. Allie Marquis 6. Cori Christensen 8. Brittany Tate 9. Kathleen Thompson 12. Devin Wiegers 28. Maddy Rich Winner 1. Kristen Radcliff (Oral Roberts)

Time 19:44.60 20:01.20 20:17.40 20:23.50 20:44.60 22:26.70 18:38.80

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2. Devin Wiegers 4. Madison Moser

19:29.00 19:42.15

Winner Katie Mona (Emporia State)

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1. Rebeka Stowe 2. Kara Windisch 5. Cori Christensen 6. Kyra Kilwein 9. Tessa Turcotte 11. Kathleen Thompson 14. Allie Marquis 16. Brittany Tate 20. Maddy Rich 21. Devin Wiegers

Time Individual Finishers (out of 272) 17:43.93 17:55.36 18:28.59 18:29.85 18:41.90 19:05.79 19:26.77 19:40.81 20:24.46 20:28.60

Team Finish - 34th

Team Finish - N/A

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Individual Finishers (out of 25)

Wisconsin adidas Invitational Oct. 14, 2011 Thomas Zimmerman Championship Course Madison, Wis. 6K

Haskell Invitational Oct. 8, 2011 Gentle Rolling Hills Lawrence, Kan. 5K Individual Finishers (out of 79)

Team Finish - 14th

Team Finish - 1st

Team Finish - 2nd Individual Finishers (out of 38)

Roy Griak Invitational Sept. 24, 2011 Les Bolstad Golf Course Falcon Heights, Minn. 6K

Missouri XC Challenge Sept. 10, 2011 A.L. Gustin Golf Course Columbia, Mo. 5K

Bob Timmons Classic Sept. 3, 2011 Rim Rock Farm Lawrence, Kan. 5K

Individual Finishers (out of 305)

Time

11. Rebeka Stowe 37. Kara Windisch 90. Kyra Kilwein 94. Tessa Turcotte 120. Cori Christensen 177. Liza Tauscher 181. Ragan Allen 208. Allie Marquis 225. Kathleen Thompson 231. Maddy Rich 239. Devin Wiegers 272. Brittany Tate

20:58.90 21:31.60 22:10.60 22:12.50 22:29.30 23:11.00 23:12.60 23:33.60 23:52.40 24:11.40 24:23.90 DNF

Winner Deborah Maier (California)

20:29.20

Big 12 Championships Oct. 29, 2011 Pebble Creek Country Club College Station, Texas 6K Team Finish - 7th

Time

Individual Finishers (out of 86)

37. Rebeka Stowe 100. Kara Windisch 184. Cori Christensen 219. Kyra Kilwein 233. Tessa Turcotte 283. Ragan Allen 286. Kathleen Thompson

20:50.20 21:17.50 21:50.70 22:03.30 22:14.60 23:06.20 23:13.70

Winner Sheila Reid (Villanova)

20:02.50

B Race Individual Finishers (out of 108) 62. Liza Tauscher 67. Brittany Tate 90. Devin Wiegers 91. Natalie Becker 95. Maddy Rich 96. Allie Marquis

Winner Time Caroline Jepleting (Texas Tech) 22:49.10 23:02.60 23:43.50 23:56.70 24:11.40 24:31.50

Winner Molly Grabill (Oregon)

21:08.70

7. Rebeka Stowe 17. Kara Windisch 43. Tessa Turcotte 54. Kyra Kilwein 56. Liza Tauscher 66. Brittany Tate 71. Ragan Allen 75. Cori Christensen 78. Kathleen Thompson

Time 19:52.3 20:24.7 21:05.7 21:28.0 21:29.3 21:43.0 21:52.6 22:07.2 22:16.8 19:30.3

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Men’s 2011 Results

Time Individual Finishers (out of 34) 19:11.30 19:37.90 19:46.60 19:52.50 20:11.30 20:16.20 20:25.90 20:37.00 20:51.90 21:13.70

26:54.35 27:02.35 27:06.66 27:08.34 27:10.65 27:17.93 27:29.01 27:59.18 28:19.46 28:25.70 28:42.85 28:45.34 28:48.20 29:22.11

Winner Max Storms (Missouri)

26:43.07

Team Finish - 23rd

Team Finish - N/A Individual Finishers (out of 79)

Time Individual Finishers (out of 220)

2. James Wilson 3. Austin Bussing 4. Josh Munsch 5. Emilio Trujillo 6. Evan Landes 9. Josh Baden 11. Jose Munoz 16. Conner Day 18. Eric Dyson 19. Josh Harsin 22. Colin Jokisch 24. Sean Proehl 26. Brendan Soucie 29. Ben Wilson

Wisconsin adidas Invitational Oct. 14, 2011 Thomas Zimmerman Championship Course Madison, Wis. 8K

Haskell Invitational Oct. 8, 2011 Gentle Rolling Hills Lawrence, Kan. 8K

Time Individual Finishers (out of 270)

4. Brendan Soucie 6. Sean Proehl 8. Ben Wilson 16. Colin Jokisch

26:21.21 26:34.69 26:51.75 27:29.81

Winner Daniel Tubei (Park)

24:59.84

2011 men’s results

1. Zach Zarda 5. James Wilson 6. Evan Landes 7. Emilio Trujillo 11. Conner Day 12. Eric Dyson 16. Brendan Soucie 20. Josh Harsin 24. Sean Proehl 32. Ben Wilson

Team Finish - 15th

Team Finish - 1st

Team Finish - 1st Individual Finishers (out of 58)

Roy Griak Invitational Sept. 24, 2011 Les Bolstad Golf Course Falcon Heights, Minn. 8K

Missouri XC Challenge Sept. 10, 2011 A.L. Gustin Golf Course Columbia, Mo. 8K

Bob Timmons Classic Sept. 3, 2011 Rim Rock Farm Lawrence, Kan. 6K

Time

38. Zach Zarda 46. Austin Bussing 62. James Wilson 85. Reid Buchanan 116. Josh Baden 123. Emilio Trujillo 154. Jose Munoz 155. Josh Munsch 157. Eric Dyson 171. Conner Day 183. Evan Landes 196. Josh Harsin

24:49.90 24:59.20 25:12.00 25:29.70 25:51.30 25:54.90 26:21.20 26:23.20 26:25.00 26:38.40 26:56.60 27:19.40

Winner Lawi Lalang (Arizona)

23:15.50

Big 12 Championships Oct. 29, 2011 Pebble Creek Country Club College Station, Texas 8K Team Finish - 7th

Time

79. Austin Bussing 94. Zach Zarda 132. Josh Baden 138. James Wilson 139. Josh Munsch 212. Reid Buchanan 221. Emilio Trujillo

24:41.70 24:46.20 25:00.50 25:02.10 25:02.40 25:42.90 25:49.00

Winner Lawi Lalang (Arizona)

23:10.80

B Race Individual Finishers (out of 88) 46. Conner Day 49. Evan Landes 51. Eric Dyson 63. Jose Munoz

Time 26:05.40 26:09.80 26:10.00 26:23.00

Winner Sean Keefe (Syracuse)

24:51.90

Individual Finishers (out of 93) 22. Austin Bussing 43. Zach Zarda 45. Josh Baden 48. James Wilson 49. Reid Buchanan 51. Josh Munsch 66. Evan Landes 69. Conner Day 75. Jose Munoz 86. Emilio Trujillo Winner German Fernandez (Oklahoma St.)

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Hosted By Northern Illinois University NIU North 40 Cross Country Course DeKalb, Ill. Nov. 12, 2011

WOMEN’S 6,000 METER INDIVIDUAL RESULTS Place 20. 21. 64. 72. 78. 97. 111.

Name Rebeka Stowe Kara Windisch Tessa Turcotte Cori Christensen Kyra Kilwein Liza Tauscher Brittany Tate

Place Name 1 A. Tuliakmuk 2 B. Saina 3 P. Whiting 4 M. Nelson 5 J. Engel Place School 1 Iowa State 2 Oklahoma State 3 Minnesota 4 Iowa 5 Northwestern 9 Kansas

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Finish 21:38.86 21:39.61 22:38.68 22:42.47 22:47.34 23:01.08 23:13.61

School Wichita St. Iowa St. Tulsa Iowa St. Oklahoma

Points 64 119 136 146 204 255

MEN’S 10,000 METER INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Avg. Time 21:17.50 21:46.33 21:48.98 21:53.22 22:08.28 22:17.40

Place 32. 34. 38. 58. 59. 94. 146.

Finish 20:40.68 20:53.01 20:54.33 20:55.91 21:04.33

Name Austin Bussing Zach Zarda Josh Baden Josh Munsch Reid Buchanan Evan Landes James Wilson

OVERALL Place Name 1 H. Mead 2 K. Schwab 3 C. Lowe 4 S. Kipchirchir 5 G. Fernandez Place School 1 Oklahoma State 2 Oklahoma 3 Tulsa 4 Minnesota 5 Illinois 8 Kansas

Class SR JR JR SO FR FR FR

Class SR SR SR SO SR

Finish 32:07.40 32:12.17 32:16.15 32:49.11 32:50.10 33:51.04 35:15.91

School Minnesota Oklahoma Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St.

Points 42 45 120 129 157 219

Finish 31:16.87 31:22.10 31:22.87 31:22.89 31:23.03

Avg. Time 31:29.06 31:30.86 31:53.35 31:56.74 32:07.92 32:29.99

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Conf. 4th 4th 7th 7th 2nd DNC 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 6th 4th 4th 7th 6th 4th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 5th 8th 4th 7th 8th 8th 6th 7th 6th 7th 8th 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 7th 8th 8th 7th 7th

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KANSAS HISTORY Men’s Accolades KU OLYMPIANS

CROSS COUNTRY ALL-AMERICANS

Harold Moore................................................................................................... 1945 Bob Karnes............................................................................................. 1947, 1948 Harold Hinchee................................................................................................ 1948 Herb Semper.................................................................................................... 1950 Cliff Abel........................................................................................................... 1950 Herb Semper..................................................................................................... 1951 Norm Bitner...................................................................................................... 1951 Wes Santee.......................................................................................................1953 Art Dalzell..........................................................................................................1953 Al Frame................................................................................................. 1954, 1955 Jan Howell........................................................................................................ 1956 Jerry McNeal.......................................................................................... 1956, 1957 Billy Mills................................................................................................. 1958, 1959 Brian Travis....................................................................................................... 1958 John Lawson.................................................................................................... 1965 Brent Steiner.................................................................................................... 1984 Michael Cox...................................................................................................... 1994 David Johnson................................................................................................. 1994 Benson Chesang.............................................................................................2004 Paul Hefferon..................................................................................................2006 Colby Wissel.........................................................................................2006, 2007

INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

Missouri Valley (4)......................................................... Fred Rodkey (1914, 1915) ..........................................................................................Poco Frazier (1927, 1928) Big Six (3)............................................................Glenn Cunningham (1931, 1932) .....................................................................................................Bob Karnes (1947) Big Seven (8)..................................................................Bob Karnes (1948, 1949) ........................................................................................Herb Semper (1950, 1951) .......................................................................................... Wes Santee (1952, 1953) ...............................................................................................Al Frame (1954, 1955) Big Eight (5)............................................................................Jerry McNeal (1956) .....................................................................................................Tom Skutka (1957) ........................................................................................................ Billy Mills (1960) .......................................................................................................Bill Dotson (1961) ..................................................................................................John Lawson (1965) Big 12 (3).............................................................. Benson Chesang (2004, 2005) .................................................................................................Colby Wissel (2006)

NCAA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS

Herb Semper........................................................................1950, 1951 Wes Santee................................................................................... 1953 Al Frame........................................................................................1954 John Lawson.................................................................................1965

men’s accolades

Glenn Cunningham, 1,500 meters..................................................................1932 Glenn Cunningham, 1,500 meters (Silver Medal) ...................................... 1936 Wes Santee, 5,000 meters..............................................................................1952 Billy Mills, 10,000 meters (Gold Medal)........................................................ 1964 Jim Ryun, 1,500 meters................................................................................... 1964 Jim Ryun, 1,500 meters (Silver Medal)......................................................... 1968 Jim Ryun, 1,500 meters....................................................................................1972 Charlie Gruber, 1,500 meters.........................................................................2004

NCAA APPEARANCES

1950 (4), 1951.(2), 1953 (1), 1954 (4), 1955 (2), 1956 (2), 1957 (5), 1961 (4), 1963 (4), 1965 (6), 1966 (16), 1968 (16), 1969 (21), 1972 (14), 1979 (22), 1981 (18), 1989 (10), 1990 (16), 1991 (15), 1994 (16), 2005 (12), 2006 (20)

NCAA TOP-FIVE TEAM FINISHES 1950 (4), 1951.(2), 1953 (1), 1954 (4), 1955 (2), 1956 (2), 1957 (5), 1961 (4), 1963 (4)

TEAM CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Missouri Valley (1)........................................................................................1928 Big Six (1).......................................................................................................1947 Big Seven (10).......... 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 Big Eight (7).....................................1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1969

KU TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY HALL OF FAME MEMBERS Lee Adams Billy Alley Gary Ard Jim Bausch Terry Beucher Les Bitner Dick Blair David Blutcher Jeff Buckingham George Byers Shelia Calmese Frank Cindrich Sam Colson Glen Cunningham Cliff Cushman Elwyn Dees Bob Devinney Emmett Edwards Allen Frame

Theo Hamilton Herold Hadley Scott Huffman Ron Jessie Jan Johnson J.W. Johnson Roger Kathol Kristi Kloster Doug Knop John Lawson Eddie Lewis Mark Lutz Brian McElroy Billy Mills Ralph Moody Kevin Newell Bill Nieder Jim Niehouse Al Oerter

Sanya Olowabi Tom Poor Terry Porter Michael Ricks Scott Russell Jim Ryun Karl Salb Wes Santee Tom Scavuzzo Herb Semper Herb Shelby Randy Smith Dennis Stewart Charlie Tidwell Jay Wagner Cliff Wiley Steve Wilhelm

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men’s post-season finishers

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1961 1960

Austin Bussing (22) Donny Wasinger (10) Donny Wasinger (37) Donny Wasinger (28) Colby Wissel (5) Colby Wissel (1) Benson Chesang (1) Benson Chesang (1) Benson Chesang (11) Mark Menefee (18) Brent Behrens (13) Charlie Gruber (14) Brian Jensen (25) Brian Jensen (5) Ricardo Amezcua (10) Jerry Fullins (10) Chris Gaston (23) David Johnson (16) Bryan Schultz (27) Michael Cox (11) Donnie Anderson (9) Donnie Anderson (10) Donnie Anderson (14) Steve Heffernan (10) Steve Heffernan (9) Craig Watcke (20) Ben Welch (28) Brent Steiner (3) Brent Steiner (3) Brent Steiner (6) Tim Tays (5) Tim Gundy (10) Paul Schultz (3) Dave Bauer (7) Kendall Smith (25) George Mason (3) John Roscoe (9) Bill Lundberg (7) Kent McDonald (4) Kent McDonald (12) Dave Anderson (6) Jay Mason (8) Jay Mason (9) Doug Smith (3) Glenn Cunningham (3) Tom Yergovich (8) John Lawson (1) Bill Silverberg (2) Bill Dotson (1) Billy Mills (1)

24:22.5 24:40.04 26:00.82 25:17.63 24:51.14 24:34.40 23:45 24:07.43 25:05.09 24:44.38 24:39.30 25:36 25:52 24:43.80 24:55 25:44 25:37.40 25:17.00 25:45 25:32 25:12 25:23.40 26:13 31:03.96 32:29.29 32:07.86 33:19.60 32:01 30:33.62 30:46.00 31:21.40 32:05.50 30:53.70 30:36.70 25:24.00 24:40.00 26:02.00 25:05.00 24:21.00 25:20.00 19:47.00 19:13.00 19:53.00 14:25.00 16:06.00 14:56.00 14:04.30 14:20 14:50.00 15:03.60

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Tom Skutka (1) Jerry McNeal (1) Al Frame (1) Al Frame (1) Wes Santee (1) Wes Santee (1) Herb Semper (1) Herb Semper (1) Bob Karnes (1) Bob Karnes (1) Bob Karnes (1) Glenn Cunningham (1) Glenn Cunningham (1) Poco Frazier (1) Poco Frazier (1) Fred Rodkey (1) Fred Rodkey (1)

14:58.00 15:10.00 15:10.10 15:16.70 15:06.80 15:08.10 9:14.90 9:19.80 9:35.30 9:39.20 9:50.30 9:32.60 9:38.10 25:43 24:44 26:40 28:10

1911-27: 5 miles 1932-51: 2 miles 1952-68: 3 miles 1969-71: 4 miles 1972-77: 5 miles 1978-88: 10k 1989-present: 8k

Regional Championships (10k) 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1979 1977 1976 1975 1974 1972 -----1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964

Charlie Gruber

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Austin Bussing (32) Donny Wasinger (10) Donny Wasinger (35) Donny Wasiner (29) Colby Wissel (5) Colby Wissel (8) Paul Heffron (8) Benson Chesang (6) Benson Chesang (2) Mark Menefee (8) Mark Menefee (31) Charlie Gruber (4) Charlie Gruber (43) Brian Jensen (2) Ricardo Amezcua (6) Jerry Pullins (6) Brian Watts (26) David Johnston (8) Bryan Schultz (23) Michael Cox (8) Michael Cox (7) Michael Cox (15) Steve Heffernan (9) Craig Watcke (11) Craig Watcke (5) Ben Welch (21) Brent Steiner (2) Greg Leibert (16) Brent Steiner (8) Paul Schultz (8) Tim Tays (16) Kendall Smith (27) Bruce Coldsmith (15) Bill Lundberg (13) Tom Koppes (7) Kent MacDonald (12)

32:07.40 30:05.30 31:58.20 32:09.80 30:11.40 30:59.50 31:10 30:30.74 30:41.00 30:16.31 31:43.00 30:38 32:22 30:54.40 32:56 31:03 32:37.80 31:20.70 33:30 31:36 31:16 31:31.10 31:03.57 30:56 31:30.10 32:14.60 30:17.30 32:14.60 30:54.80 31:01.65 31:14.00 32:49.00 30:23.00 30:16 31:20 30:08

Jay Mason (4) Doug Smith (13) Roger Kathol (32) Tom Yergovich (16) John Lawson (1) Bill Silverberg (2)

24:24 26:13 25:47 25:07.7 18:52

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1948 1947 1946 1945

Donny Wasinger (233) Colby Wissel (39) Colby Wissel (26) Benson Chesang (39) Benson Chesang (7) Benson Chesang (48) Mark Menefee (111) Charlie Gruber (61) Brian Jensen (50) Ricardo Amezcua (38) Jerry Pullins (52) Michael Cox (12) Jason Teal (70) Donnie Anderson (75) Steve Heffernan (58) Brent Steiner (7) Paul Schultz (61) Paul Schultz (114) Dave Bauer (126) Bill Lundberg (209) David Anderson (63) Jim Euell (51) Jay Mason (94) Lowell Mattingly (87) Michael Petterson (62) Michael Petterson (60) John Lawson (1) John Lawson (24) John Lawson (27) George Cabrera (4) William Dotson (20) Billy Mills (5) Billy Mills (5) Billy Mills (5) Jerry McNeal (7) Jan Howell (7) Al Frame (5) Al Frame (1) Wes Santee (1) Herb Semper (1) Herb Semper (1) Robert Karnes (17)

Robert Karnes (4) Robert Karnes (5) Earl Jones (38) Harold Moore (6)

1938-64: 4 miles 1965-75: 6 miles 1976-present: 10k

33:02.70 30:36.50 31:34.30 30:22 30:59.40 30:22.70 31:12.05 31:24.20 31:24.00 30:22 32:06 30:55.80 32:04 30:48 31:02.98 29:45 30:26.60 31:10.50 31:23.70 32:52.10 29:54.60 29:47.00 31:37.00 31:15.00 34:06.50 31:50 29:24.00 20:56.00 20:32 15:06.00 20:44 20:05 21:08 20:35 20:00 20:25 20:14.10 19:54.20 19:43.50 20:09.50 20:31.70 21:00.00

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Women’s Year-by-Year Results Head Coach

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1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Marian Washington Gary Pepin Tom Lionvale Terri Anderson & Theo Hamilton Terri Anderson & Theo Hamilton Carla Coffey Theo Hamilton Theo Hamilton Cliff Rovelto Cliff Rovelto Cliff Rovelto Cliff Rovelto Cliff Rovelto Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine

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1993 Midwest Regional Champions

CROSS COUNTRY ALL-AMERICANS

Julia Saul .......................................................................................................... 1992

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NCAA APPEARANCES 1993 (22), 1994 (18)

1994 Midwest Regional Champions

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women’s post-season finishers

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000* 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979

Rebeka Stowe (7) 19:52.30 Rebeka Stowe (12) 20:40.33 Lauren Bonds (10) 21:46.52 Lauren Bonds (12) 21:31.00 Lauren Bonds (30) 22:04.30 Lisa Morrisey (45) 22:48.89 Lisa Morrisey (39) 22:43.00 Megan Manthe (47) 23:20.61 Laura Lavoie (32) 23:03.50 Laura Lavoie (8) 21:05.10 Katy Eisenmenger (18) 21:40.40 Laura Lavoie (40) 22:41.00 Keely Malone (62) 18:56.00 Diane Heffernan (46) 18:51.20 Lynn LoPresti (27) 18:43.00 Emily Miles (38) 19:05.00 Sara Heeb (20) 18:33.50 Colleen McClinton (20) 18:37.00 Julia Saul (4) 17:55.00 Julia Saul (3) 17:55.00 Julia Saul (4) 18:14.00 Cathy Palacios (15) 18:25.40 Tricia Brown (11) 18:07.00 Kelly Coffey (40) 19:00.40 Trisha Mangan (35) 19:43.04 Lisa Kirwan (33) 19:20.93 Shaula Hatcher (33) 19:02.00 Susan Glatter (17) 19:22.00 Paula Berquist (19) 17:48.65 Anne Johannessen (33) 19:08.00 Anne Johannessen (30) 19:27.30 Tanya Heard (27) 19:21.00 Michelle Brown (7) 18:26.00

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Laura Lavoie

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Lauren Bonds (61) 21:02.30 Colleen McClinton (82) 18:20.30 Julia Saul (65) 17:40.00 Julia Saul (18) 17:50.30 Julia Saul (32) 17:25.50 Catherine Saxon (81) 18:15.90

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Lauren Bonds

Regional Championships 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000* 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1986 1985 1984 1983 1981 1980 1979 1978

Rebeka Stowe (20) 21:38.86 Rebeka Stowe (18) 20:43.44 Lauren Bonds (5) 20:49.10 Lauren Bonds (16) 21:29.70 Lauren Bonds (25) 21:05.40 Lisa Morisey (60) 22:42.90 Lisa Morisey (11) 22:36.00 Megan Manthe (61) 22:14.75 Laura Lavoie (10) 21:39.00 Paige Higgins (16) 21:18.44 Diane Disher (31) 22:07.40 Paige Higgins (69) 22:44 Keely Malone (59) 18:39 Diane Heffernan (89) 19:06 Lynn LoPresti (27) 19:27 Lynn LoPresti (35) 18:37 Sarah Heeb (12) 18:23.2 Melissa Swartz (2) 17:33.30 Julia Saul (4) 18:14 Julia Saul (6) 18:05 Julia Saul (1) 16:48 Cathy Palacios (11) 17:34.20 Tricia Brown (22) 18:21.41 Tricia Brown (34) 18:52 Lisa Kirwan (41) 18:50 Shaula Hatcher (28) 18:29 Caryne Finlay (23) 17:51.00 Cindy Blakeley (28) 18:51 Gretchen Bajema (23) 19:37.70 Tanya Heard (24) 18:34 Michelle Brown (11) 18:08.4 Michelle Brown (6) 18:18

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kansas heritage

ew collegiate cross country and track programs have the hertiage and tradition the Kansas program bestowes. Mount Oread has been home to some of the greatest distance runners and coaches in the nation’s history and has been at the center of the evolution of cross country and track and field over the past century. The Jayhawk program has seen 27 All-Americans, 15 conference champions, five national champions and five future Olympians suit up in the Crimson and Blue as well as two legendary coaches who are now enshrined in numerous Hall of Fames around the country. Former American and world record holders such as Jim Ryun, Wes Santee and Billy Mills each kicked off their legendary running careers in Lawrence and have joined throngs of other KU men and women who have established Kansas cross country as a tradition-rich national power.

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Benson Chesang (2003-06)

kansas legends

When ranking Kansas runners in the modern era, Benson Chesang is an easy selection for the top of the list. The Kenya native won the Big 12 Championships two straight years, the first KU runner to do so since 1954-55, when John Lawson won back-to-back conference titles. Chesang was just the fifth man in school history to run in three NCAA Championship meets and recorded the highest KU finish in the 2004 meet (seventh) since Brent Steiner took seventh in 1984. His finish at the NCAA meet CHESANG’S ACCOLADES in 2004 earned him All-American honors, the first KU male to do so in 20 years. During his four years in Lawrence, Chesang was a three-time All-conference and allregion selection and was the team’s top runner all but one year of his Kansas career. In 2005 he helped the men’s team to a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, the Jayhawks’ best result at nationals since 1989.

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Two-time Big 12 Champion (2004, 2005) Three NCAA Championship appearances 2004 All-American Three-time All-Big 12 selection

Glenn Cunningham (1931-33) One of the earliest cross country greats to don the Crimson and Blue was Glenn Cunningham. A member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame, Cunningham was a two-time Big Six Conference cross country champion, capturing the league crown in 1931 and 1932.

CUNNINGHAM’S ACCOLADES

Cunningham also excelled in track and field while at Kansas, breaking the world record in the indoor 1,500 meters (3:53.3) in 1934 and both the indoor mile (4:08.4) in 1932 and the outdoor mile (4:06.7) in 1933. During his tenure on the track at KU, he served as team captain in 1934 and won 12 conference championships: four indoor (1932-34, mile run and 1934, 880-yard run) and eight outdoor (1932-34, mile run; 1932-34, 880-yard run; 1933-34, two-mile run). In 1932 and 1933, Cunningham was the NCAA champion in the mile run, earning All-America accolades in the process. A two-time Olympian in the 1,500 meters (1932 and 1936), Cunningham won the silver medal at the 1936 summer games in Berlin. In 1974, he became one of the first inductees into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. • 1931 and 1932 Big Six Conference Cross Country Champion • Silver Medalist in 1,500-meter run at 1936 Olympics • Broke three world records while at Kansas

Bill Easton (1948-65) In a career that spanned three decades, Bill Easton built a reputation as one of the nation’s best track and field coaches. Before coming to Kansas in 1948, Easton won three-straight cross country NCAA Championships with Drake University while also serving as the meet director for the Drake Relays. At Kansas, Easton’s teams were always near the top of the conference. His cross country teams won 15 conference championships and never finished worse than second in his 18 years as coach. He won conference titles in cross country, indoor and outdoor track for eight consecutive years. The first highlight of Easton’s Jayhawk career came in 1953 when his cross country team won the NCAA Championship. He later won the 1959 and 1960 outdoor men’s track and field titles.

EASTON’S ACCOLADES • • • • •

Four NCAA Individual Cross Country Champions 1953 NCAA Cross Country Champions 10 Top-six finishes at NCAA Championships 15 Conference Championships 12 Individual Conference Champions

Easton coached 32 All-Americans including Wes Santee, Herb Semper, Al Frame, Billy Mills and John Lawson. In track and field, he mentored Olympic champions Bill Nieder and Al Oerter. All together, Easton coached eight Olympians. His KU athletes set 14 intercollegiate records, seven NCAA records, 14 American records, four Olympic records and four world records. He is a member of seven different halls of fame, including the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame and the USA Track and Field Hall of Fame.

Al Frame (1952-55) Al Frame carved out an impressive cross country and track and field career while attending the University of Kansas. A member of the 1953 NCAA championship team, Frame won the individual NCAA championship in 1954. Under the tutelage of head coach Bill Easton, Frame was a member of three Big Seven Conference championship teams while at KU. He also won two Big Seven individual championships, netting the accomplishment in back-to-back years (1954 and 1955) and was the last Jayhawk to do so until Benson Chesang won the Big 12 Championship in consecutive years (2004 and 2005).

FRAME’S ACCOLADES

• 1954 and 1955 Big Seven Champion • 1954 and 1955 All-Amercian • 1954 NCAA Champion

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A 1954 and 1955 All-America honoree, Frame, like so many before him, also found success on the track and field team. During his time on the team, Frame captured six Big Seven Conference championships: four indoor (1954, two-mile run; 1955-56, mile run; 1956, 880-yard run) and two outdoor (1955, mile run; 1955, two-mile run). A third-place finish at the outdoor NCAA Championships in 1955 added All-America status to Frame’s resumé.

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John Lawson (1963-66) As the most recent Kansas cross country runner to win the NCAA championship, John Lawson’s career signals yet another chapter in the golden era of Kansas cross country. In 1965, Lawson pulled off an impressive sweep, capturing both the Big Eight Conference championship and the NCAA individual title and was recognized with All-America status.

LAWSON’S ACCOLADES

• 1965 Big Eight Cross Country Champion • 1965 NCAA Champion • 1965 and 1966 All-American

kansas legends

A member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame, Lawson also performed valiantly on the Kansas track and field team, earning three All-America awards: one indoor for his secondplace performance in the two-mile run and two outdoor for consecutive second-place finishes in the three-mile run in 1965 and 1966. At the conference level, Lawson captured four individual championships: three indoor (1964 and 1966, two-mile run; 1966, mile run) and one outdoor (1965, three-mile run).

Billy Mills (1958-61) Gold medalist. All-American. Hall-of-Famer. Kansas Jayhawk. All these accolades describe Billy Mills, who made his impact on the Kansas tradition with golden footprints. A two-time All-American (1958 and 1959), Mills captured the 1960 Big Eight cross country championship. He was also a part of two Big Eight Conference team titles while at KU (1958 and 1959) under head coach Bill Easton. However, Mills’ legacy at KU extends far beyond the borders of the Sunflower State. A member of the 1964 United States Olympic team, Mills won the gold medal in the 10,000 meters • 1958 and 1959 All-American and set a new Olympic record. In dramatic fashion, Mills came from behind on the last lap • 1960 Big Eight Cross Country Champion to win the race in Tokyo and to this day, he is still the only American to win the event. Mills’ • 1964 10,000 meter Olympic Gold Medalist success was also evident on the track and field team, as he set a world record in the six-mile run in 1965 (27:11.6). He won two Big Eight Conference Individual Championships, capturing both the indoor and outdoor championships in 1961, and was a member of both the 1959 and 1960 NCAA championship track teams.

MILLS’ ACCOLADES

Inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1976, Mills’ iconic statue, in which his arms are raised high, is placed on the last straightaway of Rim Rock Farm, saluting the runners for their perseverance and will to compete. In fact, the pose of Mills’ silhouette is identical to the one he struck upon winning the gold medal at the 1964 Olympics.

Jim Ryun (1966-69) There is perhaps no other athlete more associated with Kansas distance running than Jim Ryun. His legend extends far beyond his KU accomplishments. A three-time Olympian (1964, 1968 and 1972), Ryun captured silver at the 1968 games in Mexico City in the 1,500 meters, duplicating the performance of former Jayhawk Glenn Cunningham at the 1936 games. During his tenure at KU from 1966-69, Ryun broke five world records, including the world outdoor mile record twice, and also claimed five individual NCAA titles. Before attending Kansas, Ryun became the first high school runner to complete the mile run in under four minutes. In addition, his national high school mile record of 3:55.3, set over 30 years ago, still stands today .

RYUN’S ACCOLADES • • • •

Broke five world records while at Kansas Five NCAA Individual Championships Still holds 11 outdoor and three indoor track & field records 1972 Olympic Silver Medalist in 1,500-meter run

Inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1982, Ryun’s statue at Rim Rock Farm sits atop the Jim Ryun Skyline Bend and is among the first statues visitors see when turning into Rim Rock Farm.

Wes Santee (1952-55) A legendary Kansas Jayhawk, Wes Santee’s contributions to Kansas cross country and track and field are among the bedrocks of the tradition-rich heritage. Santee, an Ashland, Kan., native, captured the NCAA championship in 1953, giving KU the individual crown for the third time in four years. In fact, Santee’s All-America performance at the 1953 NCAA Championships propelled the Kansas cross country team to the NCAA title, the only cross country team in KU’s history to achieve the feat. Santee also excelled at the conference level, claiming backto-back league championships in 1952 and 1953 and helping his team collect two Big Seven Conference championships (1952 and 1953).

SANTEE’S ACCOLADES

• 1953 NCAA Individual Champion • Member of 1953 NCAA Championship Team • 1952 and 1953 Big Seven Conference Champion • 1952 Olympian in 5,000-meter run • Broke three world records while at Kansas

Santee was a member of the 1952 U.S. Olympic team in the 5,000 meters. He broke three world records while at Kansas, twice setting new marks in the indoor mile run (1954, 4:04.9; 1955, 4:03.8) and in the outdoor 1,500 meters (1954, 3:42.8). A two-time outdoor All-American, Santee won the 5,000 meters in 1952 and the mile run in 1953. Santee collected eight conference championships: four indoor (1952-54, mile run; 1953, 880 yards) and four outdoor (1952-54, mile run; 1953, 880 yards).

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Julia Saul (1991-1993)

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Arguably the greatest female runner Kansas cross country has ever seen, SAUL’S ACCOLADES Julia Saul was the catalyst that began the rise of the women’s program. Af• First female KU cross country All-American ter the Lawrence native transferred to KU from Oregon following the 1990 • Six individual titles at Kansas season, she put together a list of accolades that no other woman in the • Two Big Eight track titles in 1992 Crimson and Blue has been able to match. To this day she is the only female • 1991 District V Champion cross country All-American in Kansas history, earning the honor with her 18th-place finish at the 1992 NCAA Championships. A three-time All-Big Eight and All-District V selection, she collected a total of six individual titles throughout her career, including the 1991 District V title. Saul become just the fifth Jayhawk in the history of both the men’s and women’s programs to run in three NCAA Championship meets, finishing 32nd, 16th and 65th in the three races. She was the top KU finisher in all but three races she competed in during her three years and never finished lower than fourth at the Big Eight Championships. Saul’s track career was just has decorated as her time with cross country. She was a two-time Big Eight Champion, claiming her first title in the 5,000 meters at the 1992 Indoor Championships, and her second coming later that year in the 10,000 meters at the 1992 Outdoor Championships. She still holds the school record in the outdoor 5,000 meters and, until 2010, also held the indoor 5,000 meter school record.

Herb Semper (1949-52) A member of the Kansas cross country program during its golden era under the direction of head coach Bill Easton, Herb Semper firmly established his mark in the lore of Kansas cross country. Semper became the first Jayhawk to win an NCAA championship, prevailing in 1950 and then again in 1951. He remains the only runner in KU history to win two cross country individual national championships. Under Easton’s guidance, Semper was a member of two Big Seven Conference championship teams (1950 and 1951) and was a two-time Big Seven individual champion (1950 and 1951). Semper is also a member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame. Semper’s excellence extended to the Kansas track and field team as well. A four-time Big Seven Conference champion in the two-mile run (1950-52 indoor; 1950 outdoor), Semper was a two-time outdoor All-American after back-toback third-place finishes in the two-mile run at the NCAA ChampionSEMPER’S ACCOLADES ships. Semper’s statue at Rim Rock Farm is surrounded by three ponds • 1950 and 1951 NCAA Cross Country Champion (Teardrop Pond, Jayhawk Pond and Pat’s Little Pond) on the northeast • 1950 and 1951 Big Seven Conference Champion portion of the course.

Bob Timmons (1968-88) Bob Timmons is to Kansas cross country what Phog Allen is to Kansas basketball. The man who coached KU to four NCAA Track and Field Championships is perhaps most noted for bringing Jim Ryun to Lawrence. Timmons coached Ryun at Wichita East High School until 1964, when he became an assistant at KU for a year under Bill Easton. Ryun then followed Timmons to Kansas where he continued to thrive under Timmons’ coaching. Timmons was an 11-time NCAA District V Coach of the Year and was the 1975 U.S. Track and Field Coaches Association TIMMONS’ ACCOLADES • 11-time NCAA District V Coach of the Year National Coach of the Year. At the helm of the KU track and field program, he led • Four Track and Field NCAA Championships the Jayhawks to 13 indoor league crowns and 14 outdoor titles. In cross country, • 1975 USTFCA National Coach of the Year Timmons guided John Lawson to the 1965 NCAA Individual Championship. In 1970, Timmons and his wife, Pat, purchased land just north of Lawrence. In 1974 that property became known as Rim Rock Farm, and it has been home of the Jayhawk cross country teams ever since. Rim Rock Farm is known as one of the best and toughest cross country courses in the nation and is a credit to Timmons’ vision and passion for the sport. The annual Bob Timmons Classic is held each September in the legendary coach’s honor on the course he put so much work into. During his career, Timmons coached 77 All-Americans, 24 NCAA champions, 16 world record holders and seven Olympians. Timmons is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association Hall of Fame, the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame and the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.

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Driving Directions to Lawrence from K.C. • Travel on I-70 West for approx. 40 miles to East Lawrence exit #204. • After the toll, turn left (south) on Hwy 40/59 and drive 2 miles to 6th St. • Turn right on 6th St. and drive 1 mile to Iowa. • Turn left on Iowa and drive 2 miles to 15th St. • Take a left onto 15th St. and drive for .5 miles and the Kansas campus will be straight ahead. Driving Directions to Rim Rock Farm • From the University of Kansas campus head north on S Iowa St. (drive 1.6 miles) • Turn right (east) on US-40/W 6th St. (Drive 1.3 miles). • Turn left (north) on N 2nd St. and continue to follow US-59 North (Drive 4.1 miles). • Turn right (north) onto E 1400 Rd (Drive 1 mile). • Turn left (west) onto 13th St (Drive .4 miles). • Take the first right onto Republic Rd (Drive 1.3 miles). • Turn right onto Burnett Ln Rim Rock will be on the right.

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The University of Kansas communications office welcomes your interest in cross country and will make every effort to make your coverage of the Jayhawks an enjoyable experience. The communications office maintains information on all current student-athletes, as well as historical information on previous athletes and the program in general. For information, interviews or photo shoots and/ or file photo, please call or stop by our office located in Parrott, Room 1400, or e-mail a request to Brad Gilbert (brgilbert@ku.edu). The following are some brief guidelines of which media should be aware of: Internet Resources For up-to-date news concerning KU cross country, members of the media can retrieve information on the official Kansas Athletics website by logging on to www.kuathletics. com. Press Services Weekly press releases, including updated individual and team stats, performance sheets, as well as information on upcoming meets will be made available two days prior to the team’s next meet. The releases are available in PDF format via email. To be included on the e-mail list, please contact Communications Assistant Brad Gilbert at brgilbert@ku.edu. The releases will also be available on the KU Athletics web site in PDF format. Video and Photo Availability Extra content (audio, video, photo) will be available to the media following the majority of this season’s meets via KU Athletics’ media FTP site to assist in your coverage of

the Jayhawks. You can access those files by going to this link (https://www.onlinefilefolder.com/3faIKUcN55wzIY). Contact Brad Gilbert (brgilbert@ku.edu) for the password to access the available content. Interviews All interviews with student-athletes and coaches should be arranged through communications contact Brad Gilbert (785)864-7788. Please give at least 24 hours notice. Phone interviews will-be done on a call-back basis only when convenient to the athlete or coach. Home Meets All home meets will be held at Rim Rock Farm, located northwest of Lawrence. Driving directions are located on page 63 or on KUAthletics.com’s cross country page. Media credentials are not required as home cross country meets are free and open to the public.

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Big 12 Conference Quick Facts BAYLOR BEARS

TEXAS LONGHORNS

IOWA STATE CYCLONES

TCU HORNED FROGS

Home XC Course ISU Cross Country Course 2011 Big 12 Finish (M/W) 5th/1st 2011 NCAA Finish (M/W) None/7th Head Coach (Years) Corey Imhels (8th) SID Contact Tom Kroeschell SID E-mail tkroesch@iastate.com SID Phone 515-294-3372 Home Website cyclones.com

Home XC Course Lowdon Track & Field Complex 2011 Mountain West Finish (M/W) 6th/6th 2011 NCAA Finish (M/W) None/None Head Coach (Years) Liz Wort (2nd) SID Contact Brandie Davidson SID E-mail b.i.davidson@tcu.edu SID Phone 817-257-7479 Home Website gofrogs.com

KANSAS STATE WILDCATS

TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS

OKLAHOMA SOONERS

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS

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Home XC Course 2011 Big 12 Finish (M/W) 2011 NCAA Finish (M/W) Head Coach (Years) SID Contact SID E-mail SID Phone Home Website

Warner Park 8th/9th None/None Michael Smith (9th) Dave Wiechmann dwiech@ksu.edu 785-532-7976 kstatesports.com

Home XC Course Max Westheimer Airport 2011 Big 12 Finish (M/W) 2nd/8th 2011 NCAA Finish (M/W) 6th/None Head Coach (Years) Martin Smith (8th) SID Contact Cesaley Sparks SID E-mail cesaleysparks@ou.edu SID Phone 405-325-8349 Home Website soonersports.com

Home XC Course OSU Cross Country Course 2011 Big 12 Finish (M/W) 1st/3rd 2011 NCAA Finish (M/W) 2nd/30th Head Coach (Years) Dave Smith (7th) SID Contact Sara Legarsky SID E-mail sara.legarsky@okstate.edu SID Phone 405-744-7714 Home Website okstate.com

Home XC Course Hancock Golf Course 2011 Big 12 Finish (M/W) 3rd/2nd 2011 NCAA Finish (M/W) 11th/26th Head Coach (M/W) Bubba Thornton/ Beverly Kearney SID Contact Shawn Nestor SID E-mail shawn.nestor@athletics.utexas.edu SID Phone 512-471-9161 Home Website texassports.com

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Home XC Course Bear Run 2011 Big 12 Finish (M/W) 9th/10th 2011 NCAA Finish (M/W) None/None Head Coach (Years) Todd Harbour (12th) SID Contact Kyle Cornish SID E-mail kyle_cornish@baylor.edu SID Phone 254-710-3065 Home Website baylorbears.com

Home XC Course Rawls Course 2011 Big 12 Finish (M/W) 10th/5th 2011 NCAA Finish (M/W) None/None Head Coach (Years) John Murray (7th) SID Contact Britton Drown SID E-mail britton.drown@ttu.edu SID Phone 972-679-5094 Home Website texastech.com

Home XC Course WVU Agronomy Farm 2011 Big East Finish (M/W) None/4th 2011 NCAA Finish (M/W) None/8th Head Coach (Years) Sean Cleary (6th) SID Contact Abby Norman SID E-mail abby.norman@mail.wvu.edu SID Phone 304-293-2821 Home Website wvusports.com

Home Address 400 East John Carpenter Frwy. Irving, TX 75062 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby Cross Country Staff Liason Maria Huggins SID Contact Carter Babb SID E-mail cbabb@Big12Sports.com SID Phone 469-524-1040 Home Website big12sports.com

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KANSAS CROSS COUNTRY ONLINE KUAthletics.com, the official website of the Kansas Athletics Department, supplies Jayhawk fans across the country and around the world with the latest news and features on KU cross country direct from Lawrence. The website provides the latest and most accurate press releases, rosters, bios, schedules, team statistics, meet notes, quotes, photo galleries, audio and video available to Kansas fans and the media. After each meet of the season, visit kuathletics.com for a recap of the day’s events, including video highlights, coach and student-athlete reaction and complete results. MEET CENTRAL Starting in 2012, KU cross country will see the most complete and in-depth meet coverage in the program’s history. Throughout the season, fans can follow the team online through social media, live results and video reaction from student-athletes and coaches. Anyone with an internet connection will be able to take advantage of the following features at all of the Jayhawks’ home meets this season: • Kansas track & field and cross country is now on Twitter! Follow us at @KU_Track for meet results, team updates and news throughout the season. • Live Results will be posted after each event’s completion, giving fans a chance to see how their favorite Jayhawks performed almost immediately. On the day of the meet just log on to kuathletics.com and click on the Meet Central page to take advantage of all these great features. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @ KU_Track. (use hashtag #kuxc)

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