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Cross Country / Track & Field 2010-11 Inside this Guide

Schedules....................................................................2 Following the Golden Eagles...............................2 Career-Best Performances.....................................3 Head Coach Tony Cox.............................................4 Photo Galleries...................................................5, 62 Top OVC Cross Country Finishes.......................29 A.D. Honor Roll Members....................................29 President’s Award Winners..................................59 About the University...................................... 76-88 Men’s Cross Country Section Men’s Roster and Team Photo..............................6 Men’s Profiles.......................................................7-21 Men’s Cross Country Results, 2010...................22 Men’s Cross Country Times, 2010.....................23 Men’s Honors and Awards...................................24 Men’s Superlatives.................................................24

Women’s Cross Country Section Women’s Cross Country Roster.........................25 Women’s Cross Country Team Photo..............25 Women’s Cross Country Results, 2010............26 Women’s Cross Country Times, 2010...............27 Women’s Cross Country Honors........................28 Women’s Cross Country Superlatives..............28 Women’s Track & Field Section Women’s Track & Field Team Photo..................30 Women’s Track & Field Roster.............................31 Women’s Profiles.............................................. 32-62 Women’s Indoor Superlative, 2010..................64 Women’s Indoor Record Books..........................65 Women’s Outdoor Superlatives, 2010.............66 Women’s Outdoor Record Book........................67 Individual Times & Distances, 2010........... 72-73 Women’s All-Time Top Five, Outdoors..... 74-75

Tennessee Tech University QUICK FACTS

Location: Cookeville, Tenn. Founded: 1915 Enrollment: 11,538 Nickname: Golden Eagles Colors: Purple and Gold Conference: Ohio Valley National Affiliation: NCAA-I President: Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell Director of Athletics: Mark Wilson CC/Track Contacts: Rob Schabert Jordan Iwanyszyn Athletic Trainer: Joe Erdeljac Mailing Address: PO Box 5057 Cookeville, TN 38505

Key Phone Numbers Area Code is 931

Tony Cox - Head Coach: 372-3749 Mark Wilson - AD: 372-3961 Rob Schabert - SID: 372-3088 Ben Shannon - Facilities: 372-3945 Joe Erdeljac - Trainer: 372-3934

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Schedules / Following The Golden Eagles 2010-11 Schedules 2010 Cross Country Schedule

Sept. 4 Sept.18 Oct. 1 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 30 Nov. 13 Nov. 22

at Sewanee Invitational at Western Ky. Invitational TTU Invitational # at Evansville Invitational at Furman Invitational OVC Championship # at NCAA South Regional at NCAA Finals+

# at Southern Hills Golf Course + must qualify to compete

10 a.m.(m/w) 9:15 a.m. (m/w) 3 p.m. (m/w) 11 a.m. (m/w) 9 a.m. (m/w) 10 a.m. (m/w) 10 a.m. (m/w) 11 a.m. (m/w)

2011 Indoor Track Schedule

Dec. 3 Jan. 8 Jan. 29 Feb. 5 Feb. 25-26 March 10-12

at SIU Invitational Carbondale, Ill. at TSU Invitational Nashville, Tenn. at TSU Boston/Moon Invitational Nashville, Tenn. at Sewanee Invitational Sewanee, Tenn. at OVC Championship Charleston, Ill. at NCAA Championship+ College Station, Texas

+ must qualify to compete

2011 Outdoor Track Schedule

March 26 April 2 April 9 April 13-16 May 6-7 May 26-28 June 8-11

+ must qualify to compete

WELCOME to TENNESSEE TECH Cross Country in 2010 / Track & Field in 2011

Rob Schabert

at Vandy Invitational at JSU Invitational at TSU Invitational at Tennessee Invitational OVC Championships at NCAA Regional+ at NCAA Championship +

The Tennessee Tech University Sports Information Office works diligently to make things easier for members of the media covering Tech cross country and track & field, and fans and friends keeping current on the team, including constant updates on our web site (TTUsports.com) and this media guide. If there is something you need, please let us know by contacting our office.

Nashville, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Nashville, Tenn. Knoxville, Tenn. Murray. Ky. Bloomington, Ind. Des Moines, Iowa

Credits: The 2010-2011 Golden Eagle Cross Country/Track & Field Media Guide was produced by Rob Schabert, Sports Information Director, and by Jordan Iwanyszyn, sports information student assistant. Photography by Tech Photo Services, Jim Dillon, Tony Marable and Rob Schabert.

FOLLOWING TENNESSEE TECH TRACK & FIELD Information on the Web The most comprehensive information on the Tennessee Tech cross country and track & field teams can be found on the official athletics website, TTUsports.com. The Sports Information Office has prepared pages featuring record books, individual results and superlatives for the indoor and outdoor seasons, in addition to general information on the teams such as schedule, roster, player profiles and coaching staff. Practices All practices are open to the media. However, no interviews may be conducted during a practice. Interviews with players and coaches must be arranged, in advance, for before and after practice. Interviews with Coach Tony Cox Interviews with coach Tony Cox can be arranged any time Monday through Friday by calling the Sports Information Office. Player Interviews All player interviews must be arranged through the Sports Information Office. This policy allows us to arrange a time that will not interfere with a student-athlete’s academic schedule, which has top priority.

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Career Best Times/Distances Men’s Cross Country Career Bests

(Best times at 8k/5.0 miles - through 2010 season) Runner Time Meet/Year Kolbe Andrzejewski 33:04 Sept. 18, 2010 Chris Bishop 27:25 Sept. 5, 2009 Matthew Bishop 27:26 Sept. 4, 2010 Steven Bretz 29:51 Oct. 10, 2009 Drew DeLorenzo 37:18 Sept. 18, 2010 Joseph DeLorenzo 26:24 Oct. 18, 2008 Tyler Eads 28:36 Oct. 9, 2010 Daniel Francis 28:46 Oct. 9, 2010 John Greene 28:14 Oct. 9, 2010 Nathan Livesay 29:51 Oct. 17, 2009 Adam McLeod 28:47 Sept. 4, 2010 Ben Shassere 26:32 Oct. 18, 2008 Nathan Snow 29:20 Oct. 9, 2010 Sam Taylor 26:31 Oct. 18, 2008

Women’s Cross Country Career Bests

(Best times at 5K/3.1 miles - through 2010 season) Runner Time Meet/Year Leah Bradley 21:03 Oct. 9, 2010 Brittney Brown 21:31 Oct. 9, 2010 Danielle Catlett 26:30 Oct. 2, 2009 Ashley Clark 23:28 Sept. 18, 2010 Rebecca Cline 19:51 Oct. 9, 2010 Yeshi Dohrmann 23:16 Sept. 18, 2010 Kathryn Forbes 22:01 Oct. 17, 2009 Traci Jones 20:43 Oct. 9, 2008 Amelia McCoy 20:47 Oct. 9, 2010 Beth Miller 20:46 Oct. 9, 2010 Meghan O’Donoghue 21:38 Oct. 9, 2010 Morgan Taylor 21:10 Sept. 5, 2009 Emily Weinzetl 21:52 Oct. 9, 2009 Emily Williams 20:58 Oct. 9, 2010 Peri Winborne 20:09 Oct. 9, 2010

Track & Field - Returnees Career Bests Performances (Through 2010 Outdoor season) MADISON BORDEN 4 Indoor -Shot put - 34’ 0” (OVC, 2010) Weight Throw - 35’ 6.75” (Sewanee, 2010) Outdoor -Discus Throw - 133’ 3” (OVC, 2010) Hammer Throw - 104’ 1” (OVC, 2010) Javelin Throw - 70’ 11” (TTU, 2010)

DANIELLE CATLETT 4 Indoor -55m - :08.37 (Sewanee, 2009) 60m - :08.78 (ETSU, 2008) 200m - 29.57 (ETSU, 2008) 400m- 1:01.67 (OVC, 2010) 55m Hurdles - :10.08 (Sewanee, 2009) Outdoor -100m - :13.61 (TSU, 2008) 200m - :27.88 (Winthrop, 2009) 400m - 59.7 (Vandy, 2010)* 400m Hurdles - 1:10.77 (OVC, 2008) IFEY EGUZO 4 Indoor -55m - :07.57 (Sewanee, 2010) 60m - :08.29 (OVC, 2009) 200m - :26.82 (Sewanee, 2008) Outdoor -100m - :12.61 (TSU, 2010) 200m - :26.17 (Vandy, 2010)* KATHRYN FORBES 4 Indoor-800m - 2:42.63 (TSU, 2010) Mile Run - 5:50.75 (OVC, 2010) Outdoor-800m - 2:34.82 (OVC, 2010) 1500m - 5:18.01 (OVC, 2010)

REBECCA FORBES 4 Indoor-Weight Throw- 35’01.25” (TSU, 2010) Shot Put- 29’01.75” (Sewanee, 2009) Outdoor-Discus Throw - 105’ 10” (TTU, 2010) Javelin - 95’ 7” (TTU, 2010) TRACI JONES 4 Indoor-Mile Run- 5:24.56 (OVC, 2010) 800m- 2:26.45 (TSU, 2010) Outdoor-800m - 2:19.58 (Vandy, 2010) 1500m - 4:59.06 (Vandy, 2010) 3000m - 11:17.22 (Vandy, 2010)

KRYSTEN JOSHEN 4 Indoor-55m - :07.70 (Sewanee, 2010) 200m - :27.86 (OVC, 2010) Long Jump - 14’ 11.5” (Sewanee, 2010) Triple Jump - 34’ 1.5” (Sewanee, 2010) Outdoor-100m - :12.91 (TSU, 2010) 200m - : 26.58 (Vandy, 2010) Long Jump - 16’ 1” (TTU, 2010) Triple Jump - 34’ 4.5” (TTU, 2010) KATIE LOWERY 4 Indoor -Pole vault - 9’ 6.25” (TSU, 2010) Outdoor -Pole vault - 10’ 0” (Vandy, 2010) KATHERINE LYNN 4 Indoor -High Jump - 5’ 4.25” (OVC, 2007) Outdoor-High Jump - 5’ 7” (JSU, 2010)

ASHLEY MAYHEW 4 Indoor -Shot put - 41’ 9.25” (Sewanee, 2008) Weight throw - 50’ 4.75” (Sewanee, 2010) Outdoor -Shot put - 43’ 3.25” (Western Ky., 2009) Discus - 125’ 5” (OVC, 2008) Hammer Throw - 140’ 7” (JSU, 2010) Javelin - 81 9” (TSU, 2008) JUSTINE PHILLIPS 4 Indoor-55m - :07.63 (OVC, 2010) 200m -:27.60 (OVC, 2010) Outdoor-100m - :13:03 (OVC, 2010) 200m - :26.90 (OVC, 2010)

HALEY WENNERSTROM 4 Indoor-Shot put - 28’ 9” (OVC, 2010) Weight Throw - 31’ 10.25” (Sewanee, 2010) Outdoor-Javelin - 84’ 1” (OVC, 2010) Hammer - 99’ 9” (Vandy, 2010) Discus - 95’ 2” (Vandy, 2010) LACY YSLAS 4 Indoor-Shot Put - 35’ 2.5”” (OVC, 2010) Weight throw - 39’7.25” (OVC, 2010) Outdoor-Javelin - 87’ 4” (OVC, 2010) Discus - 136’ 10” (OVC, 2010) Shot put - 36’ 11” (Vandy, 2010)

JENNA PHILPOTT 4 Indoor-400m - 1:06.55 (Sewanee, 2010) 800m - 2:30.86 (OVC, 2010) Long Jump- 16’08.75” (TSU, 2009) Outdoor-400m- 1:02.24 (OVC, 2009) 800m - 2:35.64 (TTU, 2010) Long Jump - 16’ 5” (Murray State, 2009) Triple Jump - 32’ 11.75” (Murray St., 2009) EMILY WEINZETL 4 Indoor-400m- 1:01.59 (OVC, 2010) Outdoor-200m - 26.64 (OVC, 2009) 400m - 59.85 (OVC, 2010)

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Head Coach Tony Cox

Tony Cox HEAD COACH

Cross Country / Track & Field Tony Cox, 50, is in his seventh season as the head coach of Tennessee Tech’s cross country and track programs. He returned to the program in July, 2002 as assistant coach under Jim Greeson, and was elevated to the head coaching post in May, 2004. It is his second time around in a coaching position at Tech. He was originally an assistant coach under Dena Fairley in 1998-99. Cox has USATF (USA Track and Field) Level II certification in all events. The USATF offers three levels of coaching education as part of its mission to promote and develop all aspects of the sport of track and field. Cox completed the Level I program in July, 1999. The Level II course is a comprehensive, 60-hour program focusing on a particular event area as well as an in-depth look at training theory, physiology, biomechanics and sports psychology. A native of Crossville, Tenn., Cox earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Tech in 1983 , and added a second bachelor’s degree from TTU in chemistry in 1992. He was a member of the Tech cross country team in 1979 and 1980. A USA track & field certified coach, Cox previously worked with recruiting, scheduling, training, and budgeting as assistant coach. He also has 30 years experience as a competitive runner and is a four-time Boston Marathon qualifier. Cox served as the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour Coordinator 1994 to 2005, and was a 1997 recipient of the Tennessee Service Award for his work with the tour. Tony and his wife, Amy, live in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Amy is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and now works as a nurse practitioner at Tennessee Oncology in Nashville. Also an avid runner and athlete, Amy was a member of the U.S. Summer Biathlon National team for nine years (through 2002) and was on two U.S. World Championships teams for summer biathlon where she competed in Austria and Poland.

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2010 Men’s Cross Country Roster Golden Eagle Team Photo & Roster 2010 Golden Eagle Cross Country Roster Name .................................... Year...............................Ht. .............................Hometown/High School Kolbe Andrzejewski . ................Sophomore ..................... 6-0 ................Spring Hill, Tenn./Independance HS Chris Bishop ................................Sophomore ...................... 6-0 ............................... Morristown, Tenn./Hamblen Matthew Bishop ........................Freshman .......................... 5-9 ........................................Morristown, Tenn./West Steven Bretz ................................Sophomore ...................... 6-1 ...............................Hendersonville, Tenn./Beech Drew DeLorenzo . ......................Sophomore ...................... 6-0 ............. Crossville, Tenn./Cumberland County Joseph DeLorenzo ....................Senior ................................. 6-3 ............. Crossville, Tenn./Cumberland County Tyler Eads .....................................Freshman .......................... 6-0 ...............................Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma Daniel Francis .............................Junior ................................. 5-7 ................................... Morganton, N.C./Freedom John Greene ................................Sophomore ...................... 6-1 ..................... Friendsville, Tenn./William Blount Nathan Livesay ...........................Sophomore ..................... 5-10 . ............................. Oak Ridge, Tenn./Oak Ridge Michael Mahan . .........................Junior................................... 5-9 ........................ Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma HS Adam McLeod ............................Freshman ......................... 5-11 . .................. Kingsport, Tenn./Home Schooled Ben Shassere ...............................Senior ................................. 5-9 ................................ Oak Ridge, Tenn./Oak Ridge Nathan Snow ..............................Freshman .......................... 6-0 ...............................Collierville, Tenn./Collierville Sam Taylor . ..................................Senior ................................ 5-11 . .................... Soddy-Daisy, Tenn./Soddy-Daisy

The 2010 Golden Eagle Cross Country Team:

Front row, from left -- Kolbe Andrzejewski, Michael Mahan, Matthew Bishop, Nathan Snow, Tyler Eass, Ethan McGroom, Drew DeLorenzo, Nathen Livesay and Daniel Francis. Back row, from left -- Student Assistant Will Enicks, Jarrad Read, Joseph DeLorenzo, Ben Shassere, Sam Taylor, Steen Bretz, John Greene, Chris Bishop, Student Assistant Rachel Forbes, Head Coach Tony Cox.

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Meet the 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Kolbe ANDREZEJEWSKI Sophomore Spring Hill, Tenn. F Independence HS

Kolbe is in his second season at Tech and his first year on the Golden Eagle cross country team...an outstanding student...showed improvement throughout his first season on the course . AT TECH (In 2010): Kolbe ran in three meets during the 2010 cross country season and saw improved times with each effort...made his TTU debut at the Western Kentucky Invitational, finishing in 33:04.31...moved up a spot on the team’s ladder with a time of 31:55 at the TTU Invitational...best showing of the season came two weeks later at the Evansville Invitational with a personal-best of 29:57.72 to place ninth on the team. HIGH SCHOOL: Kolbe lettered in both cross country and track & field under coach Finley at Independence Hgh School, serving at team captain of both squads in his senior season...named to All-Metro team in cross country...competed in 1600m and 3200m races during track season...won the Mr. Hustle Award in cross country as a sophomore and the Eagle Leadership Award for both teams as a senior...helped team claim first place in the district and second in the regional...a member of the National Honor Society, Kolbe attended the Governor’s School for Emerging Technologies at Tech and was selected for American Legion Boys’ State. PERSONAL: The son of David and Dwynne Andrzejewski...birthdate is Sept. 6, 1990...full name is Kolbe David Andrzejewski...majoring in environmental geology.

Kolbe in Bits and Pieces

The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: Upper Pennisula of Michigan My favorite TV show: LOST My favorite midnight snack: Ice cream The person I would most like to meet: General Patton Pre meet superstitions: Wearing socks inside out My favorite time to run: Night My favorite cartoon character: Oscar the Grouch My favorite book: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior The first thing I would do after winning the lottery: Not tell anybody My favorite vacation destination: Chicago The last book I read: Silent Spring My favorite Pro athlete: Steve Prefontaine My favorite video game: Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Chris BISHOP

Sophomore Morristown, Tenn. F Hamblen Chris is a sophomore on the Golden Eagle squad and brings with him an established career from high school and a strong resume from his freshman campaign...brings a competitive attitude to the course...also a solid achiever in the classroom...selected as a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of his academic efforts. AT TECH - (In 2010): A fixture in the Golden Eagle lineup in all seven meets in 2010, Chris finished as high as fourth on the squad...best showing was at the TTU Invitational, placing fourth on the team and 10th overall in the time of 28:50...fastest time of the year was 27:53.05 at the Evansville meet, placing him fourth on the team. (In 2009): Chris ran in all seven races in the cross country season and competed strongly during his freshman campaign...placed second in three races and third in another...achieved his best time of 27:24 at Sewanee, one of the meets where he attained a second-place finish...placed fifth for the team at the OVC meet and finished with a team sixth-place showing in the NCAA South Regional meet. HIGH SCHOOL: Chris comes to Tech from Hamblen High School West in Morristown... he was a consistent and leading presence for the Trojans...competed both in cross country for Coach Raymond Farmer and track for Coach Alvin Sanders...won MVP honors for distance running for both track and cross country in his freshman and sophomore years...in his senior year, he was named the Most Consistent Runner in cross country...while with the Trojans, the team was state runners-up in 2008...best 5K time is 16:16, and best 3200m time is 9:46...also a strong performer in academics...received First Honors and was named among the Who’s Who upon graduation. PERSONAL: The son of Thomas and Barbara Bishop...born February 6, 1991 in Saginaw, Michigan...majoring in engineering...brother Matthew is a freshman on the Tech cross country squad.

Chris in Bits and Pieces

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If I gave a dinner party and could invite anyone, it would be: Steve Prefontaine, Jon Foreman and the apostle Paul Favorite book: “Once a Runner” Favorite vacation destination: Europe The single most important thing in my life is: God My most influential role model: My Dad Favorite midnight snack: Ice Cream Favorite time of the day to run: Afternoon or evening Favorite place to run: trails or in a big city Favorite meal: Pizza or burger and a milkshake Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings trilogy The most beautiful spot I have seen: Alaska Favorite amusement ride: Anything at Cedar Point

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Meet the 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Matthew BISHOP Freshman Morristown, Tenn. F West

Matthew comes to Tech from Morristown West High School where he established himself as a competitor on the track...brings a winning attitude to the squad...also an achiever in the classroom. AT TECH (In 2010): One of the team’s best finishers in every meet during his first season with the Golden Eagles... stellar and consistent in his rookie year...placed first on the team in the early races of the season at Sewanee and Western Kentucky...finished the last four meets second on the squad...achieved his best time of 26:54.82 at Evansville. HIGH SCHOOL: Matthew ran for coach Raymond Farmer at Morristown West...in addition to four letters in cross country, he also received one letter in track...earned all-conference honors all four seasons and helped the cross country win four conference championships and three region crowns... at the state meet, he was instrumental in the team’s steady rise from seventh place in his freshman season, to fourth and second the next two years, culminating in a state championship as a senior...also an achiever in academics, graduating with first honors. PERSONAL: The son of Thomas and Barb Bishop...born April 26, 1992...enrolled in general curriculum...brother Chris is a sophomore on the Tech cross country squad.

Matthew in Bits and Pieces

Favorite vacation destination: Alaska Most influential role model: My Dad The single most important thing in my life is: Christ Favorite book: “The Oath” Favorite meal: Seafood Favorite midnight snack: Trailmix First thing I would do if won the lottery: Buy 200 acres of land. Person I would most like to meet: Billy Graham Favorite Pro Athlete: Ryan Hall Favorite car: Black Jeep Favorite movie: Bourne Ultimatum

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Steven BRETZ

Sophomore Hendersonville, Tenn. F Beech Steven is now in his sophomore campaign at Tech...holds a strong mindset for competing. At Tech - (In 2010): Steven ran in the first four cross country meets of the year for the Golden Eagles...improved by more than three minutes in posting a career-best time of 29:51.70 at the Evansville Invitational to finish eighth on the squad. (In 2009): Steven ran in the first four cross country meets of the year for the Golden Eagles...improved by more than three minutes in posting a career-best time of 29:51.70 at the Evansville Invitational to finish eighth on the squad. HIGH SCHOOL: Steven comes to the Golden Eagle squad from Beech High School in Hendersonville...competed on the Buccaneers team under Coach Brice Askren... named Cross Country Runner of Sumner County in 2008...also named to the All-Sumner County Track Team in 2007, 2008, and 2009. PERSONAL: Born on February 3, 1991...full name is Steven Mackenzie Bretz...studying general curriculum at Tech.

Steven in Bits and Pieces

Most influential role model: Dwayne Johnson Favorite actor: Brad Pitt Favorite movie: A Goofy Movie First thing I would do after winning the lottery: Make it rain. The last book I read: “Into the Wild� Pre Meet Superstitions: Crinkling of numbers and 5 bathroom visits. Favorite video game: NBA Jam Favorite Song: In the Air Tonight What is one thing that always makes me smile: The difference between jam and jelly. The best bumper sticker I have ever seen: Krystal lovers get more in the snack. Favorite song to do karoke: Bye, Bye, Bye. Favorite App: Robot Unicorn Attack Favorite place to run: The track Favorite T.V. show: Brewmasters Favorite musician: Mike Jones Favorite pro sports team: Philadelphia Eagles Favorite time to run: 3:21

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Meet the 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Drew DELORENZO

Sophomore Crossville, Tenn. F Cumberland County Drew sat out his freshman campaign as a redshirt and is now highly anticipating his Golden Eagle debut...brings a competitive spirit and an ability to succeed...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll to recognize his academic achievements. AT TECH - (In 2010): Drew competed in the Western Kentucky and TTU Invitational meets during his debut campaign..achieved a best time of 35:42 at the TTU Invitational. (2009): Drew sat out his freshman season as a redshirt. HIGH SCHOOL: Drew comes to Tech from Cumberland County High School in nearby Crossville...competed for the Jets under coach and father Louie DeLorenzo...competed in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m and 5k events. PERSONAL: Drew is the son of Louie and Laura DeLorenzo...full name is Drew Larson DeLorenzo...birthday is November 11, 1990...majoring in history...is the brother of fellow Golden Eagle teammate Joseph DeLorenzo.

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Joseph DELORENZO Senior Crossville, Tenn. F Cumberland County

A determined runner and an outstanding student...a President’s Award winner and a seven-time selection to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll...after a redshirt season in 2006, he ran in every meet the past four years. AT TECH - (In 2010): After missing the first meet of the season, Joseph was a regular for the Golden Eagles the rest of the way, finishing third or fourth on the team in nearly every event...posted a season-best 27:05 to place third for Tech at Evansville. (In 2009): Joe was one of six Golden Eagle runners to appear in all seven meets in 2009... was typically in the middle of the list of Tech finishers, including third on the squad one time and fourth in three meets...ran a 27:49.01 in the season opener at Sewanee to place third on the team...season-best time of 27:35.46 came at Evansville. (In 2008): Joseph ran in all six meets for Tech...placed first on the squad in the Evansville meet with a career-best time of 26:24.84, which also stands in the Tech history books as the eighth-best finish in school history...placed second on the team in the meets at Sewanee and at home in the Tennessee Tech Invitational...also placed third at Furman. (In 2007): Joseph ran in all seven meets for the Golden Eagles in 2007...finished sixth on the team at Western Kentucky meet, where he was clocked in at 28:39...beat that mark at the OVC championships in Hoover, Ala., by clocking a 28:36...was fifth on the squad to count in the scoring at both the TTU Invitational and the NCAA Regional. (In 2006): On the roster but did not compete in his first year at Tech. HIGH SCHOOL: Joseph graduated from Cumberland County High School in May of 2006 after receiving four letters in cross county and three in track & field for the Jets for his father, coach Louis DeLorenzo...twice selected all-sectional...also qualified for the state meet twice during his high school running career. PERSONAL: Joseph is the son of Louis and Laura DeLorenzo...born on May 6, 1988...full name is Joseph Louis DeLorenzo...majoring in engineering...the brother of fellow Golden Eagle teammate Drew DeLorenzo.

Joseph in Bits and Pieces

The most beautiful spot on earth that I’ve ever seen: Pike’s Peak The best t-shirt slogan I’ve ever seen: “I run for food” Favorite actor: Kevin Costner Favorite movie: Goodwill Hunting The single most important thing in my life is: Christ Person I would most like to meet: My wife Favorite meal: Chicken Parmesan Favorite midnight snack: Ice Cream People would be surprised to know that: I play the violin Funniest thing that has ever happened to me: Shutting down the Airforce Academy when I was 10 because I got lost. Favorite time of day to run: 8:00 p.m. Favorite Holiday: Christmas Favorite sports team: Indianapolis Colts First thing I would do after winning the lottery: Give 10% to the church. Best song of all time: Amazing Grace The greatest accomplishment so far in my life: Getting into college.

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Tyler EADS

Freshman Tullahoma, Tenn. F Tullahoma HS Tyler comes to Tech with an established resume from high school...a solid competitor with the drive to excel. AT TECH (In 2010): Tyler competed in five meets during the cross country season...improved to finish third on the team at the OVC meet...achieved a best time of the season at Furman, where he was clocked in at 28:36. HIGH SCHOOL: Tyler lettered in both cross country and track at Tullahoma High School for coaches David Benjamin, Chris Clemens, Jeff Lester and Clester Winningham...named the team’s MVP, all-Mid-State and voted district MVP on his way to qualifying for the TSSAA state track & field meet. PERSONAL: Tyler is the son of Ron and Julie Eads...born June 25, 1992...majoring in physical therapy.

Tyler in Bits and Pieces

The single most important thing in my life: Food Favorite cartoon character: Gumby Favorite actress: Jessica Alba People would be surprised to know: I’m an adrenaline junkie First thing I would do after winning the lottery: Buy running shoes If I could get a personalized license, it would be: CORN Funniest thing that has ever happened to me: Running to the basement of the dorms during a fire drill in my boxers. Favorite food: Pasta Favorite place to eat: Mellow Mushroom Favorite vacation destination: Rockies My dream golf foursome: Phil Mickelson, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and myself Favorite place to run: Arnold AFB trails Favorite car and color Black Aston Martin Favorite video game: NBA Jams

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Daniel FRANCIS Junior Morganton, N.C. F Freedom

Daniel proved his will to compete during the 2009 campaign, when he made his debut...looks to bring that same drive in his junior year...also a solid performer in the classroom...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of his achievements in the classroom. AT TECH - (In 2010): Daniel ran in four meets during the cross country season...finished fifth on the team at the season-opening meet at Sewanee...clocked in a seasonbest time of 28:46 at Furman. (In 2009): After waiting a year, Daniel made his Golden Eagle debut in the 2009 season and competed in four races...opened the year by placing sixth on the team at the Sewanee Invitational in 29:54.13...showed improved times in every single meet... career-best time of 28:50.67 came on the OVC Championship. (In 2008): Daniel redshirted his freshman season because of a stress fracture. HIGH SCHOOL: Daniel is a June graduate of Freedom High School where he received a total of 10 letters in three sports. In addition to his four letters in cross country, he also claimed three in track & field and three in swimming. PERSONAL: Daniel Francis is the son of Noel and Beth Francis of Morganton, N.C... birthday is July 17, 1990...plans to major in electrical engineering.

Daniel in Bits and Pieces

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Favorite book: The Bible Favorite movie: Black Hawk Down Favorite pro athlete: Ryan Hall Favorite time of day to run: 4 p.m. Favorite pro team: Indianapolis Colts Favorite cartoon character: Charlie Brown The most beautiful spot on earth that I’ve seen: Mount Mitchell under snow The single most important thing in my life: Church The greatest accomplishment so far in my life: I joined the Army Person I would like to meet: My future wife Best advice I’ve been given: Don’t do what everyone else is doing, be a man and do what has to be done Funniest thing that ever happened to me: I was duct taped to a football goal post The best t-shirt slogan I’ve seen: 5/4 of people have trouble with fractions

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

John GREENE

Sophomore Friendsville, Tenn. F William Blount John now is in his sophomore year at Tech and looks to help bring momentum to the squad...was a leading force for his team during high school action...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of his work in the classroom. AT TECH - (In 2010): John ran in all six meets, and proved to be a strong runner...opened the season at Sewanee placing second on the squad...also placed third on the team in two other races, at Western Kentucky and Furman...achieved a season-best time of 28:00.09 at Evansville. (In 2009): John opened his Tech career by placing fifth on the team in 29:44.06 at the Sewanee Invitational...went on to run in five meets as a freshman and broke the 30-minute mark two more times...clocked in at 29:27.90 at the TTU Invitational and finished with a career-best 29:15.59 at the Evansville meet. HIGH SCHOOL: John attended William Blount High School in Maryville, where he competed with the Wildcats for Coach Chris Frary...he lettered four times apiece in both cross country and track...twice named Most Valuable Runner and also named to the All-Region team in cross country...best 5K time is 16:52, 3,200m: 9:56, 1,600m: 4:31, 800m: 2:00, 400m: 55 seconds...also lettered one year in tennis. PERSONAL: The son Mitch and Susan Greene...born April 20, 1991...full name is John Wesley Greene...majoring in engineering.

John in Bits and Pieces

The single most important thing in my life is: My shoes Best advice I’ve ever been given: Go faster Favorite video game: NBA JAM The most beautiful place I have seen: Yosemite National Park Favorite car: Jeep Favorite meal: Jalapeno Hamburger with cream cheese The greatest accomplishment so far in my life: Running in college The last book I read: “The Things I Carried” Favorite time to run: Morning Favorite cartoon character: Taz Favorite vacation destination: Cedar Point Favorite midnight snack: pizza rolls

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Nathan LIVESAY Sophomore Oak Ridge, Tenn. F Oak Ridge

Nathan looks to carry to his sophomore year the same drive he brought in his freshman campaign...has the ability to compete and succeed...a selection of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of his academic efforts. AT TECH - (In 2010): Nathan competed in three cross country meets in the fall season...clocked in his season-best time of 32:53 at the TTU Invitational. (In 2009): Nathan ran in four meets for the Golden Eagles in his rookie season... career-best time of 29:51.23 came at the Evansville Invitational...sliced more than three minutes off his time between the Furman and Evansville events. HIGH SCHOOL: Nathan competed in his prep career at Oak Ridge High School...participated in cross country and the 800m under coach Alan Etheridge...because of his solid efforts, he was awarded the hardest worker award and also named team captain. PERSONAL: The son of Doug and Melissa Livesey...full name is Nathan D Livesey... majoring in chemical engineering.

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Michael MAHAN Junior Tullahoma. Tenn. F Tullahoma HS

After two successful seasons at Maryville College, Michael has made the transfer to Tech where he is in his first season on the Golden Eagle roster...an Honors student during his high school career, he was a standout runner at Tullahoma High School before embarking on his collegiate career. AT TECH - (In 2010): Michael joined the Golden Eagle squad but did not compete in any races during the 2010 season. BEFORE TECH: Michael spent two years at Maryville College where he ran on the cross country team both years...named Freshman of the Year in the GSAC Conference and earned all-conference honors. HIGH SCHOOL: Michael earned two letters on the track team under coach Clester Winningham, and three for coach David Benjamin on the cross country squad....named the MVP while serving as team captain during his senior year on the cross country team... selected all-region and earned the opportunity to run in the TSSAA state meet...helped the track & field team capture two district championships. PERSONAL: The son of Ben and Georgia Mahan..full name is Michael Craig Mahan...born Feb. 27, 1990 in Tullahoma, Tenn....majoring in exercise science with pre-physical therapy emphasis.

Michael in Bits and Pieces

Favorite pro sports team: Tennessee Titans Favorite place to eat: Tomato Head Favorite sports team: Titans The last book I read: “Jack Daniel’s Running Formula” Person I would most like to meet: Christopher McAndless Favorite place to run: AEDC trails Favorite time of day to run: Morning People would be surprised to know: I never qualified for the state track meet in high school Favorite book: “How I Became Stupid” Favorite T.V. show: Flight to the Conchords Favorite musician: Conor Oberts Favorite athlete: Brian Sell Favorite movie: 3:10 to Yuma

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Adam McLEOD

Freshman Kingsport, Tenn. F Home-Schooled Adam is a promising student athlete in his first year on the Golden Eagle squad as a freshman...a strong runner with the ability to excel in the classroom. AT TECH - (In 2010): Adam competed in four cross country races in his debut season...proved his potential with a strong fourth-place finish on the team at the opening meet at Sewanee...clocked in a season-best time of 28:28.34. HIGH SCHOOL: Adam was home-schooled through his pre-college career...competed in several 5K, 8K, 10K and half-marathon races...clocked in a best 5K time of 17:23...in the 10K, achieved a best time of 37:04...reached a time in the half-marathon of 1:23:10...also an achiever in academics and earned a 4.0 GPA at graduation. PERSONAL: Adam is the son of Andrew and Janice McLeod...birthdate is March 6, 1992...studying chemical engineering.

Adam in Bits and Pieces

Favorite book: “Foot in the Clouds” What is the moment in your life that you felt the most free: Trail running Favorite movie: Inception Favorite place to eat: Five Guys Favorite meal: Mexican food Favorite place to run: Lamplugh, England Favorite midnight snack: Fig Newtons Favorite time of the day to run: Late afternoon The most beautiful spot on earth that I’ve ever seen in my life is: Lake District, England.

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Ben SHASSERE Senior Oak Ridge, Tenn. F Oak Ridge

Ben is a three-year veteran who will run among the team leaders in 2010...on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll every semester. AT TECH - (In 2010): Ben competed in six meets in 2010...greatly improved for the final three races where he finished fourth on the team at Furman and Evansville...finished fifth on the team at the OVC meet...season-best time of 27:26.93 at Evansville. (In 2009): Ben missed the first meet of the season, then became a regular in Tech’s lineup for the next six events...moved steadily up the ladder on the team, finishing fifth in the Vanderbilt meet and improving to fourth at the TTU Invitational, third at Furman and second on the squad at Evansville...season-best of 27:09.85 was at Evansville....has run in 17 of Tech’s 18 meets in his three years on the roster. (In 2008): Ben was a strong competitor in all six meets...his best time was at Evansville where he was clocked in at 26:32.63, which stands as his career record, and also is in the Tech record books as the 14th best time in school history...he came in first on the squad at Sewanee with a time of 27:41.25...also finished third at Evansville and at the Ohio Valley Championships. (In 2007): Ben competed in all six races in his freshman year...strongest showing was a fourth-place finish in the TTU Invitational...also performed strongly in the Old Timers Classic and the OVC Championship races, where he was fifth on the team in both races...best time his freshman year was clocked in the Old Timers Classic at 28:08. HIGH SCHOOL: Ben was a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track & field at Oak Ridge High School...voted team captain, he won the Most Improved Runner award...helped Oak Ridge post four regional titles and two TSSAA state championships. PERSONAL: The son of Mike Shassere and Kathy Evans...born Feb. 14, 1989 in Arlington, Texas...full name is Benjamin Allen Shassere...majoring in chemical engineering.

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Nathan SNOW

Freshman Collerville, Tenn. F Collierville Nathan is a freshman and comes to Tech from Collierville High School...is an accomplished runner and a solid performer in the classroom...brings the drive and attitude to succeed. AT TECH - (In 2010): Nathan participated in all six meets the Golden Eagles competed in during the fall season...improved steadily through the season...achieved his seasonbest time of 28:13.32 at Evansville. HIGH SCHOOL: Nathan comes to the Golden Eagle program from Collierville High School...he claimed a combined seven letters in cross country and track & field for coach Robbie Simmons...began his prep career as the team’s Newcomer of the Year in 2007, won Most Improved Runner honors in 2008, and last fall was the Runner of the Year and Region 8AAA champion. PERSONAL: The son of Sidney and Janet Snow...birthdate is March 17, 1992...enrolled in general curriculum.

Nathan in Bits and Pieces

Favorite Athlete: Sergio Ramos The single most important thing in my life is: eating Favorite meal: BBQ Favorite place to run: Woods Favorite song: Grateful Dead Favorite movie: Fight Club What is the moment in your life that you felt most free: Backpacking in New Mexico. If I could stop using one word or phrase, in my vocabulary, it would be: Prodigous Favorite actor: Brad Pitt Favorite time of day to run: Morning Favorite pro sports team: Memphis Grizzlies

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Sam TAYLOR

Senior Soddy-Daisy, Tenn. F Soddy-Daisy A talented runner, Sam is in his fourth and final season on the squad...has been a consistent performer through his first three seasons...has run in every meet during his threeyear career...named to the A.D. Honor Roll in recognition of his academic efforts. AT TECH - (In 2010): Sam consistently proved to be at or near the front of the pack throughout the fall season...finished third on the squad at the season opener at Sewanee...followed up with a team second-place finish at Western Kentucky...led the team in the final four races of the season...achieved a season-best time at Evansville where he clocked in at 26:02.60. (In 2009): Sam continued to be a fixture in Tech’s lineup during the 2009 season, running in all seven meets and leading the team six times...season-best time of 26:49 came at the TTU Invitational, which ranks among the top 25 8K times in Tech history...also cracked the 27-minute mark in the opener at Sewanee with a time of 26:59.96. (In 2008): Sam finished at or near the top of the pack on the squad as he competed in all six meets...best time was at Evansville, where he was clocked in at 26:31.09, which stands as his career record, and as the 13th best finish in school history...he finished first on the team at Vanderbilt, the Tech Invitational, Furman and the Ohio Valley Championships...came in second on the squad at Evansville. (In 2007): Sam finished near the top of his teammates in nearly every race in his freshman year...finished in second place in the Sewanee Invitational, and came in third in five other competitions. His best time during his first year at Tech was a 27:36 showing at the OVC Championship race. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters on the cross country team at Soddy-Daisy High School under coach Kevin Holt and two on the track & field squad for coach Steve Henry...also won four letters in soccer...named all-region in cross country all four years and voted to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of the Preps in 2005 and 2006... named all-district in soccer. PERSONAL: The son of Fred and Dottie Taylor...born Septemper 14, 1988 in Soddy-Daisy...full name is Samuel Adam Taylor...majoring in civil engineering.

Sam in Bits and Pieces

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The single most important thing in my life is: Happiness People would be surprised to know that: I’m a twin Most influential role model: My Dad Favorite actress: Jessica Alba Favorite time of day to run: Morning Favorite place to eat: Genghis Grill Favorite vacation destination: The beach Funniest thing that has ever happend to me: Karaoke night on my birthday. The last book I read: A Walk in the Woods The greatest accomplishment so far in my life: Fourth fastest time at Tech Favorite midnight snack: Leftovers Favorite meal: Fried Rice Favorite App: Angry Birds Favorite actor: Brad Pitt

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2010 Men’s Cross Country Results Meet #1 September 4, 2010 at Sewanee, Tenn. SEWANEE INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS 1) Emory (53); 1) Rhodes College (53); 3) Centre College (55); 4) Tennessee Tech (119); 5) North Alabama (149); 6) University of the South (153); 7) Covenant College (199): 8) Tennessee Wesleyan (220); 9) Oglethorpe (266) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Matthew Bishop 27:26.40 (9th place); 2) John Greene 28:19.64 (22nd place); 3) Sam Taylor 28:43.80 (32nd place); 4) Adam McLeod 28:46.87 (34th place); 5) Daniel Francis 29:06.08 (42nd place); 6) Tyler Eads 29:14.37 (45th place); 7) Chris Bishop 29:48.67 (53th place); 8) Nathan Snow 31:08.03 (71st place); 9) Nathan Livesey 33:18.50 (99nd place).

Meet #5 October 16, 2010 at Evansville, Ind. EVANSVILLE INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS: 1) Marshall (33); 2) Iupui (36); 3) Evansville (91); 4) Greenville College (109); 5) UT-Martin (171); 6) Valparaiso (195); 7) Marian (201); 8) Tennessee Tech (221); 9) Rend Lake College (248); 10) Lipscomb (270); 11) Vincennes University (334); 12) Murray State (344) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Sam Taylor 26:03 (19th place); 2) Matthew Bishop 26:55 (51st place); 3) Joseph DeLorenzo 27:06 (55th place); 4) Ben Shassere 27:27 (70th place); 5) Chris Bishop 27:53 (81st place); 6) John Greene 28:00 (85th place); 7) Nathan Snow 28:13 (89th place); 8) Adam McLeod 28:28 (94th place); 9) Kolbe Andrzejewski 29:58 (116th place); 10) Steven Bretz 30:07 (117th place)

Meet #2 September 18, 2010 at Bowling Green, Ky. OLD TIMERS CLASSIC TEAM STANDINGS: NO TEAM SCORES KEPT TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Matthew Bishop 27:57.90 (36th place); 2) Sam Taylor 28:02.95 (38th place); 3) John Greene 28:51.16 (49th place); 4) Joseph DeLorenzo 28:51.50 (50th place); 5) Tyler Eads 28:52.89 (51st place); 6) Daniel Francis 29:13.80 (56th place); 7) Ben Shassere 29:24.93 (57th place); 8) Nathan Snow 29:58.30 (61st place); 9) Adam McLeod 30:01.03 (62nd place); 10) Chris Bishop 30:58.77 (73rd place); 11) Steven Bretz 33:02.30 (80th place); 12) Kolbe Andrzejewski 33:04.31 (82nd place); 13) Nathan Livesey 33:33.32 (83rd place); 14) Drew DeLorenzo 37:18.57 (85th place).

Meet #6 October 30, 2010 at Cookeville, Tenn. OVC CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM STANDINGS: 1) Eastern Kentucky (33); 2) SE Missouri (55); 3) Eastern Illinois (95); 4) Morehead State (108); 5) Austin Peay (145); 6) UT-Martin (162); 7) Tennessee Tech (189) ; 8) Jacksonville State (211); 9) Murray State (260); 10) Tennessee State (310) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Sam Taylor 27:11.46 (29th place); 2) Matthew Bishop 27:18.23 (30th place); 3) Tyler Eads 28:37.39 (45th place); 4) Joseph DeLorenzo 28:41.01 (46th place); 5) Ben Shassere 28:46.28 (47th place); 6) John Greene 29:19.90 (52nd place); 7) Nathan Snow 29:24.67 (53rd place); 8) Chris Bishop 29:36.73 (55th place)

Meet #3 October 1, 2010 at Cookeville, Tenn. TTU Invitational TEAM STANDINGS: 1) UT Martin (20); 2) Tennessee Tech (38); 3) Murray State (79); 4) Tennessee State (106) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Sam Taylor 27:35 (2nd place); 2) Matthew Bishop 28:21 (6th place); 3) Joseph DeLorenzo 28:46 (9th place); 4) Chris Bishop 28:50 (10th place); 5) John Greene 29:06 (11th place); 6) Daniel Francis 29:15 (12th place); 7) Tyler Eads 29:30 (14th place); 8) Nathan Snow 29:53 (15th place); 9) Adam McLeod 30:46 (19th place); 10) Ben Shassere 31:02 (20th place); 11) Kolbe Andrzejewski 31:55 (27th place); 12) Steven Bretz 32:48 (29th place); 13) Nathan Livesey 32:53 (30th place); 14) Drew DeLorenzo 35:42 (36th place).

Meet #7 November 13, 2010 at Birmingham, Ala. NCAA SOUTH REGIONALS TEAM STANDINGS: 1) Alabama (30); 2) Florida State (55); 3) Florida (76); 4) Tennessee (150); 5) Georgia (157); 6) Chattanooga (193); 7) Ole Miss (219); 8) Belmont (236); 9) Kennesaw State (244); 10) Mississippi State (277); 11) North Florida (287); 12) South Florida (341); 13) Lipscomb (342); 14) Vanderbilt (364); 15) Mississippi Valley (373); 16) Mercer (375); 17) Miami (413); 18) Tennessee Tech (475) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Matthew Bishop 33:10.74 (91st place); 2) Sam Taylor 33:50.25 (113th place); 3) Tyler Eads 35:06.87 (135th place); 4) Joseph DeLorenzo 35:19.21(136th place); 5) John Greene 36:04.31 (141st place); 6) Ben Shassere 36:33.11(144th place)

Meet #4 October 9, 2010 at Greenville, S.C. FURMAN INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS: 1) Furman (26); 2) Ohio Northern (56); 3) Winthrop (67); 4) Tennessee Tech (128); 5) Brevard (191); 6) Piedmont (201); 7) Erskine (206); 8) Limestone (226); 9) Voorhees (256); 10) Claflin (293) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Sam Taylor 27:29 (24th place); 2) Matthew Bishop 27:37 (27th place); 3) John Greene 28:14 (39th place); 4) Ben Shassere 28:19 (41st place); 5) Joseph DeLorenzo 28:22 (42nd place); 6) Chris Bishop 28:23 (43rd place); 7) Tyler Eads 28:36 (45th place); 8) Daniel Francis 28:46 (46th place); 9) Nathan Snow 29:20 (54th place)

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2010 Men’s Individual Cross Country Times INDIVIDUAL PLACES / TIMES Sewanee WKU TTU Invitational Furman Evansville OVC NCAA Regional

Anddrzejewski -- 33:04.31 (12) 31:55 (11) -- 29:57.72 (9) -- --

C. Bishop 29:48.67 (7) 30:58.77 (10) 28:50 (4) 28:23 (6) 27:53.05 (5) 29:36.73 (8) --

Sewanee WKU TTU Invitational Furman Evansville OVC NCAA Regional

Eads 29:14.37 (6) 28:52.89 (5) 29:30 (7) 28:36 (7) -- 28:37.39 (3) 35:06.87 (3)

Francis 29:06.08 (5) 29:13.80 (6) 29:15 (6) 28:46 (8) -- -- --

Sewanee WKU TTU Invitational Furman Evansville OVC NCAA Regional

Snow 31:08.03 (8) 29:58.30 (8) 29:53 (8) 29:20 (9) 28:13.32 (7) 29:24.67 (7) --

Taylor 28:43.80 (3) 28:02.95 (2) 27:35 (1) 27:29 (1) 26:02.60 (1) 27:11.46 (1) 33:50.25 (2)

M. Bishop 27:26.40 (1) 27:57.90 (1) 28:21 (2) 27:37 (2) 26:54.82 (2) 27:18.23 (2) 33:10.74 (1) Greene 28:19.64 (2) 28:51.16 (3) 29:06 (5) 28:14 (3) 28:00.09 (6) 29:19.90 (6) 36:04.31 (5)

Bretz -- 33:02.30 (11) 32:48 (12) -- 30:06.83 (10) -- -- Livesay 33:18.50 (9) 33:33.32 (13) 32:53 (13) -- -- -- --

D. DeLorenzo -- 37:18.57 (14) 35:42 (14) -- -- -- --

J. DeLorenzo -28:51.50 (4) 28:46 (3) 28:22 (5) 27:05.98 (3) 28:41.01 (4) 35:19.21 (4)

McLeod 28:46.87 (4) 30:01.03 (9) 30:46 (9) -- 28:28.34 (8) -- --

Shassere -- 29:24.93 (7) 31:02 (10) 28:19 (4) 27:26.93 (4) 28:46.28 (5) 36:33.11 (6)

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All-Time Superlatives / Honors CROSS COUNTRY SUPERLATIVES MEN’S BESTS (Top times) Golden Eagles in the OVC Championships 1987 -tie-Fourth 1962 -Third 1988 -Fourth 1963 -Fifth 1989 -Seventh 1964 -Fourth 1990 -Fifth 1965 -Third 1991 -Sixth 1966 -Third 1967 -Second 1992 -Fifth 1993 -Fourth 1968 -Sixth 1994 -Fourth 1969 -Sixth 1995 -Fifth 1970 -Fifth 1996 -Seventh 1971 -Sixth 1997 - Sixth 1972 -Eighth 1973 -Seventh 1998 - Sixth 1974 -Seventh 1999 - Sixth 2000 - Fourth 1975 -Sixth 2001-Seventh 1976 -Sixth 2002 - Sixth 1977- Eighth 1978 -Seventh 2003 - Eighth 1979 -Seventh 2004 - Seventh 1980 -Seventh 2005 - Eighth 2006 - Eighth 1981 -Fifth 2007 - Eighth 1982 -Fifth 1983 -Seventh 2008 - Sixth 1984 -Seventh 2009 - Fifth 2010 - Seventh 1985 -Eighth 1986 -Sixth

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Best times at 8K/5.0 miles -- through the 2010 season RUNNER TIME DATE 1............... Chris Kennedy.........................25:30................. Sept. 16, 2000 2............... Chris Kennedy.........................26:00......................Oct. 7, 2000 3............... Anthony Motta.......................26:01................. Sept. 16, 2000 4............... Anthony Motta.......................26:04......................Oct. 7, 2000 5............... Nathan Pugh...........................26:06....................Sept. 9, 1994 6............... Nathan Pugh...........................26:20.................... Oct. 28,1994 7. ............. Spencer Whittier....................26:21................. Sept. 17, 2005 8............... Mark Caldwell.........................26:24................... Oct. 30, 1993 ................. Nathan Pugh...........................26:24................. Sept. 23, 1995 ................. Joseph DeLorenzo.................26:24................... Oct. 18, 2008 11............. Nathan Pugh...........................26:27................. Sept. 16, 1995 ................. Nathan Pugh...........................26:27................. Sept. 30, 1995 13............. Sam Taylor................................26:31................... Oct. 18, 2008 14............. Ben Shassere...........................26:32................... Oct. 18, 2008 15............. Nathan Pugh...........................26:37......................Oct. 8, 1994 16............. Nathan Pugh...........................26:38................. Sept. 24, 1994 17............. Jarrad Read..............................26:42................... Oct. 18, 2008 18............. Ryan Smith...............................26:44................. Sept. 16, 2000 19............. Nathan Pugh...........................26:45................... Oct. 27, 1995 ................. Spencer Whittier....................26:45................... Oct. 14, 2006 ................. Spencer Whittier....................26:45................... Oct. 15, 2005 ................. Eric Crews.................................26:45................. Sept. 17, 2005 23............. Sam Taylor................................26:49......................Oct. 2, 2009 ................. Eric Crews.................................26:49................... Oct. 15, 2006 ................. Anthony Motta.......................26:49................. Sept. 23, 2000 ................. Chad Messmer........................26:49......................Oct. 7, 2000 26............. Chris Kennedy.........................26:51.....................Nov. 2, 2002 27............. Kevin Boucher.........................26:53......................Oct. 2, 1999

Golden Eagle Cross Country HONORS AND AWARDS Named All-OVC

1963 - Mike Wolfe 1964 - William Wells 1965 - Lee Byrd 1966 - Lee Byrd 1967 - Daniel Henley 1967 - Mark Shillito 1967 - Lee Byrd 1969 - Jim Pearson 1997 - Chad Messmer

Inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame Rodney Moore (1996) John Wall (2000) Eddie Scott (2007) OVC Male Athlete of the Year Rodney Moore (1978) OVC Scholar Athletes 2001 Kevin Boucher 2002 Stephen Gordon

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Cross Golden2010 EagleWomen’s Team Photo & Country Roster Roster 2010 Golden Eagle Cross Country Roster

Name........................................... Year.................................Ht..................................... Hometown/High School Leah Bradley . ....................................... Junior .................................... 5-4 ................................................McDonough, Ga./Ola HS Brittney Brown .................................... Freshman . ........................... 5-4 ......................... Greeneville, Tenn./South Greene HS Rebecca Cline ...................................... Freshman . ........................... 5-5 ....................Spring HIll, Tenn./Columbia Central HS Yeshi Dohrmann ................................. Freshman . ........................... 5-1 ........................................Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma Kathryn Forbes .................................... Sophomore ......................... 5-6 .................................. Norris, Tenn./Knoxville Catholic Traci Jones . ........................................... Junior .................................... 5-2 ..................................................Aiken, S.C./South Aiken Amelia McCoy ...................................... Freshman . ........................... 5-4 ................Crossville, Tenn./Cumberland County HS Beth Miller ............................................. Sophomore ......................... 5-7 ..................................Watertown, Wis./Watertown HS Meghan O’Donaghue ....................... Freshman . ........................... 5-2 ..........................Talbott, Tenn./Morristown West HSs Emily Weinzetl . .................................... Junior .................................... 5-8 ........................... San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan Emily Williams ...................................... Freshman . ........................... 5-5 ............................Talbott, Tenn./Jefferson County HS Peri Winborne ...................................... Freshman . ........................... 5-7 ........................................ Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut HS

The 2010 Golden Eagle Cross Country Team:

Front row, from left -- Brittany Brown, Amelia McCoy, Ashley Clark, Meghan O’Donoghue, Leah Bradley, Traci Jones, Rebecca Cline, Emily Williams and Morgan Taylor. Second row, from left -- Student Assistant Rachel Forbes, Emily Weinzetl, Kathryn Forbes, Beth Miller, Peri Winborne, Yeshi Dohrmann, Head coach Tony Cox. Find out more.... Since many of the members of the cross country team also compete in track & field, runner profiles for cross country can be found on pages 32-62 along with the track & field profiles

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20102006 Women’s Cross Country Results Women’s Cross Country Results Meet #1 September 4, 2010 at Sewanee, Tenn. SEWANEE INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS 1) Emory (25); 2) Rhodes College (33); 3) Centre College (114); 4) Tennessee Tech (126); 5) University of the South (152); 6) Covenant College (177); 7) Tennessee Wesleyan (200); 8) North Alabama (207); 9) Gadsden State Community College (226); 10) Spelman College (298) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Peri Winborne 23:54.73 (16th place); 2) Amelia McCoy 25:07.75 (26th place); 3)Leah Bradley 25:21.39 (30th place); 4) Rebecca Cline 25:32.35 (34th place); 5) Emily Williams 25:48.94 (36th place); 6) Beth Miller 26:07.24 (40th place); 7) Morgan Taylor 26:13.40 (41st place); 8) Meghan O’Donoghue 26:39.10 (46th place); 9) Traci Jones 26:41.28 (47th place); 10) Brittney Brown 26:57.47 (50th place); 11) Yeshi Dohrmann 27:17.50 (54th place) Meet #2 September 18, 2010 at Bowling Green, Ky. OLD TIMERS CLASSIC TEAM STANDINGS: NO TEAM SCORES KEPT TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Peri Winborne 20:29.30 (28th place); 2) Rebecca Cline 20:46.05 (33rd place); 3) Emily Williams 21:08.88 (40th place); 4) Amelia McCoy 21:13.94 (42nd place); 5) Beth Miller 21:18.20 (45th place); 6) Leah Bradley 21:27.28 (46th place); 7) Traci Jones 21:44.78 (50th place); 8) Emily Weinzetl 22:27.32 (55th place); 9) Brittney Brown 22:28.28 (56th place); 10) Meghan O’Donoghue 22:46.54 (58th place); 11) Yeshi Dohrmann 23:15.98 (60th place); 12) Ashley Clark 23:28.61 (62nd place) Meet #3 October 1, 2010 at Cookeville, Tenn. TTU INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS: 1) Murray State (25); 2) Tennessee Tech (50); 3) UT-Martin (58); 4) Tennessee State (110); 5) Alabama A&M (138) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 20:20 (5th place); 2) Peri Winborne 20:41 (7th place); 3) Leah Bradley 21:20 (11th place); 4) Beth Miller 21:18 (13th place); 5) Traci Jones 21:27 (14th place); 6) Emily Williams 21:34 (15th place); 7) Amelia McCoy 21:41 (16th place); 8) Emily Weinzetl 22:01 (19th place); 9) Meghan O’Donoghue 22:07 (20th place); 10) Brittany Brown 22:23 (21st place); 11) Yeshi Dohrmann 23:42 (26th place); 12) Ashley Clark 24:14 (31st place); 13) Jenna Philpott 26:46 (35th place) Meet #4 October 9, 2010 at Greenville, S.C. FURMAN INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS: 1) Georgia (32); 2) Furman (56); 3) Ohio Northern (65); 4) Winthrop (135); 5) South Carolina State (145); 6) Tennessee Tech (152); 7) Erskine (217); 8) Brevard (224); 9) Limestone (231); 10) Mountain State University (307); 11) Newberry (314); 12) Piedmont (330); 13) Claflin (354) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 19:51 (29th place); 2) Peri Winborne 20:09 (36th place); 3) Traci Jones 20:43 (46th place); 4) Beth Miller

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20:46 (48th place); 5) Amelia McCoy 20:47 (49th place); 6) Emily Williams 20:58 (52nd place); 7) Leah Bradley 21:03 (54th place); 8) Brittney Brown 21:31 (61st place); 9) Meghan O’Donoghue 21:38 (63rd place); 10) Emily Weinzetl 21:52 (64th place) Meet #5 October 16, 2010 at Evansville, Ind. EVANSVILLE INVITATIONAL TEAM STANDINGS: 1) Evansville (39); 2) Murray State (77); 3) Valparaiso (110); 4) Lipscomb (111); 5) Marshall (148); 6) Tennessee Tech (154); 7) UT-Martin (174); 8) Morehead State (200); 9) Greenville College (209); 10) Marian University (213) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Rebecca Cline 19:13 (17th place); 2) Peri Winborne 19:30 (26th place); 3) Beth Miller 20:00 (40th place); 4) Leah Bradley 20:07 (42nd place); 5) Amelia McCoy 20:09 (43rd place); 6) Traci Jones 20:30 (49th place); 7) Emily Williams 20:33 (50th place); 8) Brittney Brown 20:49 (55th place); 9) Meghan O’Donoghue 21:50 (70th place); 10) Emily Weinzetl 21:55 (71st place); 11)Yeshi Dohrmann 22:38 (81st place) Meet #6 October 30, 2010 at Cookeville, Tenn. OVC CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM STANDINGS: 1) Eastern Kentucky (20); 2) Eastern Illinois (45); 3) Murray State (111); 4) Jacksonville State (119); 5) SE Missouri (158); 6) Tennessee Tech (181); 7) Austin Peay (181); 8) UT Martin (183); 9) Morehead State (207); 10) Tennessee State (300) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Peri Winborne 20:01.62 (30th place); 2) Rebecca Cline 20:29.51 (37th place); 3) Leah Bradley 20:30.90 (38th place); 4) Beth Miller 20:38.99 (41st place); 5) Emily Williams 20:54.02 (44th place); 6) Amelia McCoy 21:07.17 (45th place); 7) Brittney Brown 21:37.08 (54th place); 8) Traci Jones 21:49.82 (57th place) Meet #7 November 13, 2010 at Birmingham, Ala. NCAA SOUTH REGIONALS TEAM STANDINGS: 1) Florida State (24); 2) Florida (67); 3) Vanderbilt (102); 4) Georgia (137); 5) Mississippi State (196); 6) UAB (206); 7) Alabama (239); 8) Ole Miss (270); 9) Lipscomb (283); 10) Samford (294); 11) North Florida (302); 12) Chattanooga (330); 13) Florida Atlantic (337); 14) South Florida (352); 15) Georgia Tech (353); 16) Belmont (423); 17) Miami (476); 18) Tennessee (489); 19) Georgia State (503); 20) Jacksonville State (534); 21) Mercer (580); 22) Memphis (600); 23) South Alabama (674); 24) Central Florida (729); 25) Tennessee Tech (735) TECH INDIVIDUALS 1) Peri Winborne 20:01.62 (30th place); 2) Rebecca Cline 20:29.51 (37th place); 3) Leah Bradley 20:30.90 (38th place); 4) Beth Miller 20:38.99 (41st place); 5) Emily Williams 20:54.02 (44th place); 6) Amelia McCoy 21:07.17 (45th place); 7) Brittney Brown 21:37.08 (54th place); 8) Traci Jones 21:49.82 (57th place)

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2010 Women’s Individual Cross Country Times INDIVIDUAL PLACES / TIMES Sewanee WKU TTU Inv. Furman Evansville OVC

Sewanee WKU TTU Inv. Furman Evansville OVC

Bradley 25:21.39 (3) 21:27.28 (6) 21:20 (3) 21:03 (7) 20:06.97 (4) 20:30.90 (3)

Miller 26:07.24 (6) 21:18.20 (5) 21:18 4) 20:46 (4) 20:00.80 (3) 20:38.99 (4)

Brown Clark 26:57.47 (10) --- 22:28.28 (9) 23:28.61 (12) 22:23 (10) 24:14 (12) 21:31 (8) -- 20:49.16 (8) -- 21:37.08 (7) --

O’Donoghue Philpott 26:39.10 (8) -- 22:46.54 (10) -- 22:07 (9) 26:46 (13) 21:38 (9) -- 21:49.76 (9) -- -- --

Cline 25:32.35 (4) 20:46.05 (2) 20:20 (1) 19:51 (1) 19:13.24 (1) 20:29.51 (2)

Taylor 26:13.40 (7) -- -- -- -- --

Dohrmann 27:17.50 (11) 23:15.98 (11) 23:42 (11) -- 22:37.88 (11) --

Weinzetl -- 22:27.32 (8) 22:01 (8) 21:52 (10) 21:55.05 (10) --

Jones 26:41.28 (9) 21:44.78 (7) 21:27 (5) 20:43 (3) 20:29.76 (6) 21:49.82 (8)

Williams 25:48.94 (5) 21:08.88 (3) 21:34 (6) 20:58 (6) 20:32.88 (7) 20:54.02 (5)

McCoy 25:07.75 (2) 21:13.94 (4) 21:41 (7) 20:47 (5) 20:09.29 (5) 21:07.17 (6)

Winborne 23:54.73 (1) 20:29.30 (1) 20:41 (2) 20:09 (2) 19:30.40 (2) 20:01.62 (1)

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All-Time Superlatives / Honors CROSS COUNTRY SUPERLATIVES Golden Eagles in the OVC Championships 1985 -Eighth 1986 -Seventh 1987 -Eighth 1988 -Seventh 1989 -Fifth 1990 -Seventh 1991 -Seventh 1992 -Fourth 1993 -Fifth 1994 -Fourth 1995 -Third 1996 -Fifth 1997 - Fourth 1998 - Eighth 1999 - Seventh 2000 - Fifth 2001 - Fifth 2002 - Ninth 2003 - Eighth 2004 - Sixth 2005 - Eighth 2006 - Eighth 2007 - Sixth 2008 - Fourth 2009 - Seventh 2010 - Sixth

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WOMEN’S BESTS (Top times)

Best times at 5K/3.1 miles -- through the 2009 season

RUNNER TIME DATE 1.................Stephanie Place......................17:34..................... Oct. 18, 2008 2.................Stephanie Place......................17:42................... Sept. 15, 2007 3.................Stephanie Place......................17:50..................... Oct. 13, 2007 4.................Stephanie Place......................17:51........................Oct. 5, 2007 5.................Stephanie Place......................17:55......................Sept. 6, 2008 6.................Stephanie Place......................18:00........................Oct. 4, 2008 7.................Stephanie Place......................18:03................... Sept. 20, 2008 8.................Stephanie Place......................18:14..................... Oct. 11, 2008 9.................Stephanie Place......................18:16....................... Nov. 1, 2008 10...............Stephanie Place......................18:21..................... Oct. 27, 2007 11...............Stephanie Place......................18:35......................Sept. 1, 2007 12...............Keri Coulthard.........................18:36................... Sept. 15, 2007 13...............Michelle Kline .........................18:37..................... Oct. 28, 2000 14...............Keri Light...................................18:38..................... Oct. 18, 2008 15...............Stephanie Place......................18:40..................... Oct. 14, 2006 16...............Lucy Hale...................................18:45..................... Oct. 27, 2001 17...............Michelle Kline..........................18:48........................Oct. 7, 2000 18...............Stephanie Place......................18:49..................... Oct. 28, 2006 ...................Keri Coulthard.........................18:49..................... Oct. 27, 2007 20...............Lucy Hale...................................18:50................... Sept. 29, 2001 21...............Michelle Kline..........................18:58..................... Oct. 27, 2001 22...............Emily Chaney...........................18:59................... Sept. 16, 2000 23...............Michelle Kline..........................19:00................... Sept. 16, 2000 24...............Emily Chaney...........................19:05........................Oct. 7, 2000 ...................Michelle Kline..........................19:05................... Sept. 29, 2001 26...............Keri Light...................................19:08........................Oct. 4, 2008 27...............Keri Light...................................19:09................... Sept. 20, 2008 28...............Alathea Thompson................19:09................... Sept. 18, 2004 29.............. Stephanie Place.......................19:12......................Sept. 2, 2006 .................. Tiffany Palmer..........................19:12..................... Oct. 18, 2008

HONORS AND AWARDS Named All-OVC

1995 - Merrie Robin Caldwell 1996 - Dena Adams (Track) 1997 - Dena Adams 2001 - Lucy Hale 2006 - Stephanie Place 2007 - Stephanie Place 2007 - Keri Coulthard 2008 - Stephanie Place 2008 - Keri Coulthard 2009 - Tiffany Palmer Inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame Dena Adams Fairley (2009) OVC Female Athlete of the Year Diane Seng (1998) Stephanie Place (2008) OVC Scholar Athletes Golden Eagles 1992 - Julie Jones 1995 - Merrie R. Caldwell 1996 - Dena Adams 2003 - Stephanie Ward

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Top OVC Finishers/Acacdemic Honors Top Finishes (Women) OVC Cross Country Championships

1st..........Stephanie Place...................2008.........+18:16.70 3rd.........Stephanie Place...................2007.........+18:21.04 5th.........Stephanie Place...................2006........+ 18:49.00 7th.........Tiffany Palmer . ...................2009........+ 20:22.61 7th.........Lucy Hale...............................2001........+ 18:45.50 7th.........Merrie Robin Caldwell......1995........+ 19:38.10 9th.........Dena Adams.........................1995........+ 19:42.20 9th.........Keri (Coulthard) Light........2007.........+18:49.81 12th......Keri (Coulthard) Light........2008........+ 19:24.80

Stephanie Place earned all-OVC finishes in three consecutive years

* Indicates length of race was four (4) miles % Indicates length of race was six (6) miles + Indicates length of race was five (5) kilometers (5K) # Indicates length of race was eight (8) kilometers (8K) $ Indicates length of race was ten (10) kilometers (10K)

Top Finishes (Men) OVC Cross Country Championships

2nd........Lee Byrd..................................1966............. * 21:24 3rd . ......Daniel Henley.......................1967..............* 19:50 3rd.........Robert Norris.........................1962..............* 21:46 4th.........Mark Shilito............................1967..............* 20:32 5th.........William Wells.........................1964..............* 21:07 5th.........Jim Pearson...........................1970............% 30:03 6th.........Lee Byrd..................................1965..............* 21:40 6th.........Mark Webb.............................1982............. $ 32:20 6th.........Nathan Pugh.........................1995............. # 26:45 8th.........Mark Caldwell.......................1993............. # 26:24 8th.........Lee Byrd..................................1967..............* 20:48 9th.........Dean Rector...........................1962..............* 22:43 10th......Nathan Pugh.........................1994............. # 26:20 10th......Mike Wolfe.............................1963..............* 22:03 10th......Jim Pearson...........................1969..............* 21:16

Athletic Director’s Honor Roll The Athletic Director’s Honor Roll was established in 1989 to recognize student-athletes who achieve a 3.0 grade-point average or higher for the semester. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of semesters each athlete has placed on the Honor Roll through 2010 Fall semester: MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Steven Anderson (4) Kolbe Andrzejewski (2) Justin Birdwell (2) Christopher Bishop (1) Matthew Bishop (1) Andrew Bock (1) Kevin Boucher (7) Mark Brzuchalski (4) Ben Byard (3) Mark Caldwell (1) Bryan Chambers (1) Brandon Collins (1) Andrew Coombe (2) Ramsey Coutta (3) Eric Crews (8) Joe Czarneski (1) Chris Dake (1) Michael Davis (1) Shane Davis (2) Drew DeLorenzo (1) Joseph DeLorenzo (4) Rodney Dutro (1) William Enicks (6) Daniel Flatt (1) Daniel Francis (3) John Gordon (10) Stephen Gordon (8) John Greene (1) Andy Holbrook (7) Kevin Jacobs (5) James Johnson (1) Nathan Johnson (1) Joseph Justice (1) Bryan Kaylor (1) Brian Kennedy (1) Chris Kennedy (8) Sam Linhoss (7) Nathan Livesay (2) Bill Longhurst (1)

Michael Lyda (1) Joseph Mabry (1) Donnie Madgett (1) Michael Mahan (1) Palmer Maphet (1) Bill Martin (1) Adam McLeod (1) Chad Messmer (3) Jason Michalek (1) Andy Milligan (1) Bryan Mittlestat (1) James Mittlestat (1) Anthony Motta (4) Bob Newby (1) Steve Parham (3) Chris Perry (2) Brian Pickett (2) Jarrad Read (3) Ben Shassere (4) Colin Smith (6) Ryan Smith (1) Grant Stark (1) Tommy Stevens (3) Sam Taylor (2) Ben Thompson (6) Scott Turner (1) Spencer Whittier (5) Kenneth Winter (2) Andrew Wisniewski (3) Peter Woerner (5)

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY/ TRACK & FIELD Dena Adams (6) Jenny Adams (5) Lauren Addie (1) Laura Aitkin (1) Amy Ashe (4) Catherine Baites (8) Megan Banks (3) Charridy Barnhart (1) Nichole Barnhart (5) Michele Bentley (1) Christina Bock (2) Ashley Bolden (3) Madison Borden (1) Leah Bradley (1) Ashley Brady (4) Kelley Brennan (2) Buffy Bright (1) Courtney Brint (2) Cindy Broome (6) Brittney Brown (1) Victoria Brown (2) Karen Burchfield (2) Merrie Caldwell (8) Amy Campbell (3) Gwen Cannon (7) Amy Carmon (1) Leayn Carter (5) Rhonda Carter (2) Katie Carmichael (6) Kelly Carmichael (6) Danielle Catlett (6) Emily Chaney (1) Rebecca Cline (1) Anna Connell (2) Dalis Connell (1) Kristen Cook (2) Brittany Cotto (1) Christy Cotton (6)

Tammy Cottrell (1) Teresa Cowan (1) Amy Crosier (1) Mary Jo Crowell (1) Kristen Deardorff (3) Amy Dickinson (5) Yeshi Dohrmann (1) Leslie Dunford (1) Ifey Eguzo (6) Ashley Evans (8) Jessica Ezika (1) Beth Filipek (1) Karen Fiscor (1) Kathryn Forbes (3) Rachel Forbes (9) Rebecca Forbes (5) Farrah Franklin (1) Vicki Froning (1) Deidra Garrett (4) Emily Gately (1) Joana Gerold (1) Susan Griego (2) Jessica Haire (4) Lucy Hale (4) Amy Hall (2) Karen Hall (1) Molly Hammonds (2) Heather Hargis (1) Ariane Harper (1) Jayne Heatherly (1) Brooke Holman (7) Rachel Hooks (7) Mindy Hoskins (3) Addie House (2) Elizabeth House (1) Amy Howard (3) Tera Hughes (2) Brelinda Johnson (5) Teri Johnson (1) Aseelah Jones (2) Julie Jones (5) Laura Jones (2)

Traci Jones (5) Christina Judon (2) Kristi King (4) Michelle Kline (11) Sarah Kmet (5) Courtney Koehl (1) Amanda Lane (5) Kimbel Lea (2) Keri Light (8) Katie Lowery (2) Katherine Lynn (7) Meagan Lyons (1) Megan Mackie (2) Jennifer Mallory (2) Dana Mason (1) Allison Mayhew 1) Ashley Mayhew (7) Courtney Mayo (2) Molly McCarthy (1) Candace McClain (3) Amelia McCoy (1) Melanie Mickle (5) Beth Miller (1) Rebecca Mitchell (1) Sheila Mitchell (4) Monique Moffett (4) Juanita Navarro (1) Meghan O’Donoghue (1) Julie Overbay (1) Tiffany Palmer (8) Jamie Papi (1) Emily Parker (3) Rachel Perry (3) Morgan Phillips (1) Jenna Philpott (4) Stephanie Place (10) Becky Plaine (1) Misty Porter (1) Allison Price (2) Kelly Raine (2) Johanna Remsing (1) Sarah Rich (2)

Lenita Rime (1) Kanetra Robertson (2) Christie Runyon (2) Caitlin Russell (4) Jessica Savage (1) Brooke Schliewe (1) Delena Sharp (2) Jamie Sharp (1) Maggie Silvers (5) Amanda Simmons (5) Sarah Smith (2) Jennifer Souder (3) Ashley Southern (3) Casey Stinson (3) Christina Stolaas (2) Jessica Studer (2) Karena Swisher (2) Elisa Tanksley (1) Morgan Taylor (3) Katie-Lynn Templeton (5) Alathea Thompson (4) Meggan Toohey (6) Angela Towne (7) Stephanie Ward (9) Richelle Wardell (4) Lauren Watson (7) Leah Watson (7) Amanda Weaver (5) Emily Weinzetl (3) Haley Wennerstrom (3) Ginger Wilkey (9) Emily Williams (1) Lee Williams (2) Melissa Williams (2) Missy Williams (2) Lacy Yslas (3) Jennifer Zaffarano (8)

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Meet The 2011 Golden Eagles 2010-11 Golden Eagle Women’s Track & Field Team Photo

The 2011 Golden Eagle Track & Field Team:

Front row, from left -- Amelia McCoy, Ashley Clark, Meghan O’Donoghue, Danielle Catlett, Emily Williams, Haley Wennerstron and Krysten Joshen. Middle Row, from left -- Brittany Cotto, Brittany Brown, Emily Weinzetl, Beth Miller, Kathryn Forbes,Leah Bradley, Traci Jones,Rebeca Cline, Peri Winborne, Morgan Taylor and Yeshi Dohrmann. Third row, from left -- Student assistant Rachel Forbes, Madison Borden, Sarah Smith, Lacy Yslas, Rebecca Forbes, Ashley Mayhew, Katherine Lynn, Ifey Eguzo, Kelli Keck, Dalis Connell, Head Coach Tony Cox.

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2011 Women’s Track & Field Roster 2011 Golden Eagle Track & Field Roster Name...........................Year....................Ht.........Hometown/High School............................................................. Event(s) Madison Borden ............ Sophomore . ......5-4 .........Louisville, Tenn./William Blount..................................................................... Throws Leah Bradley . .................. Junior ....................5-4 ..........McDonough, Ga./Ola HS.............................................................................. Distances Brittney Brown ............... Freshman . ...........5-4 ..........Greeneville, Tenn./South Greene HS....................................................... Distances Danielle Catlett .............. Senior . ..................5-4 ..........Dayton, Tenn./Rhea County..............................................................Hurdles/Relays Rebecca Cline ................. Freshman . ...........5-5 ..........Spring HIll, Tenn./Columbia Central HS.................................................. Distances Dalis Connell ................... Freshman . ...........5-7 ..........Chattanooga, Tenn./Boyd Buchanan HS....................................................... Relays Brittany Cotto ................. Freshman . ...........5-8 ..........Sacramento, Calif./Inderkum HS...................................................... Sprints/Relays Yeshi Dohrmann ............ Freshman . ...........5-1 ..........Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma...................................................................... Distances Ifey Eguzo . ....................... Senior . ..................5-7 ..........Austin, Texas/Leander.......................................................................... Sprints/Relays Kathryn Forbes . ............. Sophomore . .......5-6 ..........Norris, Tenn./Knoxville Catholic....................................................... Sprints/Relays Rebecca Forbes .............. Junior ....................5-9 ..........Norris, Tenn./Knoxville Catholic..................................................................... Throws Traci Jones ....................... Junior ....................5-2 ..........Aiken, S.C./South Aiken................................................................................ Distances Krysten Joshen ............... Sophomore . .......5-4 ..........Chattanooga, Tenn./Red Bank................................. Sprints/Relays/Triple Jump Kelli Keck .......................... Freshman . ...........5-8 ..........Crossville, Tenn./Stone Memorial HS................................................... Triple Jump Katherine Lowery .......... Sophomore . .......5-6 ..........Andersonville, Tenn./Anderson County.................................................Pole Vault Katherine Lynn ............... Senior . ..................6-1 ..........Cookeville, Tenn./Cookeville....................................................................High Jump Ashley Mayhew . ............ Senior . ................ 5-11 . .......Athens, Tenn./McMinn County....................................................................... Throws Amelia McCoy . ............... Freshman . ...........5-4 ..........Crossville, Tenn./Cumberland County HS.............................................. Distances Beth Miller . ...................... Sophomore . .......5-7 ..........Watertown, Wis./Watertown HS................................................................ Distances Meghan O’Donaghue . Freshman . ...........5-2 ..........Talbott, Tenn./Morristown West HS......................................................... Distances Justine Phillips . .............. Sophomore . .......5-3 ..........Lake City, Tenn./Anderson County.......................... Relays/Sprints/Long Jump Jenna Philpott ................ Junior ....................5-6 ..........Manchester, Tenn./Coffee County..................... Middle Distances/Long Jump Sarah Smith ..................... Junior ....................5-8 ..........Gallatin, Tenn./Portland.............................................................................High Jump Elisa Tanksley.................... Freshman..............5-4...........Gallatin, Tenn./Station Camp HS....................................................................... 400m Emily Weinzetl ................ Junior ....................5-8 ..........San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Reagan............................Middle Distances/Relays Haley Wennerstrom . .... Sophomore . .......5-2 ..........Chattanooga, Tenn./Chattanooga Christian.............................................. Throws Emily Williams . ............... Freshman . ...........5-5 ..........Talbott, Tenn./Jefferson County HS.......................................................... Distances Peri Winborne ................. Freshman . ...........5-7 ..........Knoxville, Tenn./Farragut HS...................................................................... Distances Lacy Yslas . ........................ Sophomore . .......5-9 ..........Sparta, Tenn./White County............................................................................ Throws

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Madison BORDEN Sophomore F Throws Louisville, Tenn. F William Blount HS

Madison had a successful first season on the Golden Eagle roster and looks to continue to make an impact in her sophomore campaign...hails from William Blount High School...a solid discus and javelin athlete in pre-college competition...also was a varsity cheerleader. AT TECH - IN 2009-10 (Freshman): Madison competed in the shot put and weight throw during the indoor season, and the discus, hammer and javelin for the Golden Eagles in the outdoor season during her freshman campaign...ranks third all-time in Tech history in the hammer throw at 104 feet, 1 inch...ranks fourth all-time in school history in discus at 133 feet, 3 inches...both the hammer and discus distances mentioned were personal bests. HIGH SCHOOL: Madison competed in the shot put and discus at William Blount High School...was Blount County shot and discus champion in all four years...State Medalist in Discus in 2006 & 2007, and received sixth place in 2008...won WBHS Most Valuable Field honors in 2008 and 2009...competed in the 2008 AAU semi-regional and placed fourth to go on to the AAU Jr. Olympics...also a four-year varsity cheerleader and was captain in the 2008-09 year. PERSONAL: Daughter of Bruce and Susan Borden...full name is Madison Augusta Borden...born on April 16, 1991...major is mathematics.

Madison in Bits and Pieces

The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: Pike’s Peak First thing I’d do after winning the lottery: travel Favorite book: Anything by Nicholas Sparks Best advice I’ve been given: Life is fragile, handle with prayer Best bumper sticker I’ve seen: NOBAMA Most influential role model: Jessica Lafoy Favorite movie: Elf Favorite actress: Rachel McAdams Favorite actor: Dewayne Johnson Favorite app: Angry birds Favorite midnight snack: Ralph’s donuts Favorite TV show: Say yes to the dress Favorite video game: Dance Central Favorite place to run: To the fridge

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Meet the 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Leah BRADLEY Junior F Distances McDonough, Ga. F Ola HS

Leah is a transfer joining the Golden Eagles in 2010-11 after spending her first two collegiate seasons at Georgia Southern University. High School: Leah comes to Tech from Ola High School in McDonough, Georgia, where she lettered four years in track and one year in cross country for coach Chris Gardner... earned the coach’s award twice, and also named best distance runner and most outstanding runner...because of her work ethic and competitive attitiude, she was awarded the Donna D. Varona Spirit of Sport award and the sportsmanship award. Personal: The daughter of Theron and Eden Bradley...birthdate is October 28, 1989...full name is Leah Paige Bradley...majoring in sociology.

Leah in Bits and Pieces

Favorite t-shirt slogan: My sport is your sport’s punishment First thing I’d do after winning the lottery: Tell everyone One thing that always makes me smile: Baby animals People would be surprised to know that I: raise Angus cattle Favorite car: Black Corvette Favorite place to eat: Olive Garden Favorite sports team: Denver Broncos Favorite pro athlete: Tim Tebow Favorite actor: Channing Tatum Favorite actress: Jessica Alba Favorite website: Facebook Favorite app: Google maps Favorite meal: Anything pasta Best advice I’ve been given: Leave it all on the track Favorite amusement ride: The Cyclone

Leah’s entry takes a blue ribbon

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Brittney BROWN

Freshman F Distances Greeneville, Tenn. F South Greene HS Brittney joins the Tech roster as a freshman and brings the necessary drive and talent for success as an athlete and a record that demonstrates it...also posts solid performance in the classroom. AT TECH - (2010-11): Brittney competed in all seven meets during the fall cross country season...posted a career best time of 20:49.16 at the Evansville meet. HIGH SCHOOL: Brittney comes to Tech from South Greene High School in Greeneville, where she lettered four years in cross country under coach Noelle Smith...named most valuable player every season from her sophomore through her senior years...named All-Conference and All-Region every year from her sophomore through senior years... also a state qualifier in the junior and senior years...helped her team to finish second in the Blue Ridge Conference...as a student, graduated valedictorian of her class with a 4.0 GPA. PERSONAL: The daughter of Eric and Trenna Brown...born December 11, 1991...full name is Brittney Amber Brown...majoring in Pre-Med.

Brittney in Bits and Pieces

The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: Bahamas or Fall Creek Falls Most influential role model: My parents Favorite song to do at karaoke: Girls just want to have fun Favorite movie: The Last Song Favorite actress: Julia Roberts Favorite actor: Channing Tatum Favorite meal: Chicken alfredo Favorite midnight snack: Oreos Favorite TV show: NCIS Favorite video game: Guitar Hero Favorite time to run: In the morning Favorite website: Facebook Favorite vacation destination: Greece Favorite pro sports team: Boston Red Sox Favorite car: Yellow Jeep Wrangler

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Meet the 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Danielle CATLETT Senior F Hurdles / Relays Dayton, Tenn. F Rhea County

Danielle competes in the 400m dash, hurdles and relays in her fourth season on the roster...earned a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll five times in recognition of her academic efforts...helped 4x400 relay teams post three of top five times in school history. AT TECH - (In 2009-10): Danielle ran 55m and 400m hurdles, and 400m during the outdoor season as a junior...set a career-best in the 400m dash with a time of 59.70...4x400 relay at the OVC Championship achieved second-best mark in school history at 3:59.67... helped establish indoor school 4x400 record at the OVC Championships of 4:02.89. (In 2008-09): Ran 55m hurdles, 55m and 400m events during indoor season...also competed in three outdoor season events - 200m and 400m dash and 400m hurdles...careerbest mark of 1:01.98 at Murray State...helped 4x400 relay team set fourth-best mark in school history of 4:03.59 at OVC Championships. (In 2007-08): Two indoor events...in the 60m she finished in 8.78 at ETSU...also competed in the 200m run...also ran in two outdoor events - the 100m run and the 400m hurdles... in the 400m hurdles, she had best time on the squad at 400m with a 1:10.77 finish at the OVC Championships...on 4x400 relay team at the OVC Championships, where time of 4:08.25 stands as the fifth-best time in Tech history. HIGH SCHOOL: Danielle was the captain of the hurdles teams at Rhea County for coach Stefan Holder...ran the 100m and 300m hurdles and also competed in the relays...helped the 4x400 relay team finish 13th in the TSSAA state meet...also a top-notch soccer player. PERSONAL: The daughter of Rodney Catlett and Christine Cotter...full name is Danielle Rae Catlett...born April 10, 1989 in Oak Ridge...enrolled in civil engineering.

Danielle in Bits and Pieces

Danielle and her fiance, Justin Seyer, after getting engaged on Folly Beach, Charleston, S.C.

Favorite movie: Top Gun Favorite car and color: Impreza WRX Favorite book: Captivating by John & Stasi Eldridge The moment in life I felt most free: On the top of a mountain range in Tucson, Arizona The greatest accomplishment so far in my life: Finishing Senior Design Favorite vacation destination: Big Sky, Montana Favotie subject in school: Hydrology Favorite website: Steepncheap.com The best bumper sticker I’ve seen: The More You Know, The Less You Need Favorite place to run: Trails Favorite musical group: Explosion In The Sky Favorite time of the day to run: Evening in summer Favorite place to eat: Cracker Barrel Most influential role model: My mom Favorite drink: Coffee

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Meet the 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Rebecca CLINE

Freshman F Distances Spring Hill, Tenn. F Columbia Central HS Rebecca looks to bring to her freshman year at Tech the same drive and attitude that propelled her to a strong prep career in Columbia, Tenn...an accomplished athlete who also competed in basketball...also places hard effort into academics. AT TECH - (2010-11): Rebecca was stellar in her first season on the Golden Eagle roster...after placing fourth on the team in the opening meet at Sewanee, she strongly improved to consistently lead the team in the meets to follow...placed second for the team at Western Kentucky and in the OVC Championship meet...led the team in the TTU Invitational, Furman and Evansville meets...achieved a career-best time of 19:13.24 at Evansville. HIGH SCHOOL: Rebecca comes to Tech from Columbia Central High School where she lettered in cross country four years for coach Tammy Riley...named to the All-Mid State team in her sophomore and senior years...also named team MVP in her freshman and senior years...also lettered one year in track for coach Vance Belew and lettered four years in basketball for Coach Lanier...graduated fifth in her class, demonstrating a solid work ethic in the classroom. PERSONAL: Rebecca is the daughter of Rick Cline and Linda Harris...birthdate is June 8, 1992...majoring in biology

Rebecca in Bits and Pieces

People would be surprised to know that: I actually do talk Favorite sports team: Indianapolis Colts Funniest thing that has happened to me: Walking into a locked door Most beautiful place I have seen: the beach Best t-shirt slogan I’ve seen: “Running won’t kill you - You will pass out first.” Favorite vacation destination: Michigan Favorite meal: Thanksgiving dinner Best advice I’ve been given: Run fast Favorite pro athlete: Michael Phelps Favorite place to eat: Taco Bell Favoite midnight snack: Cereal Favorite place to run: Neighborhoods Pre-meet superstitions: I listen to music Single most important thing in my life: My family Favorite website: Facebook

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Meet The 2010-2011 Golden Eagles

Dalis CONNELL

Freshman F 200m / 400m Chattanooga, Tenn. F Boyd Buchanan HS Dalis joins the Goden Eagle program hoping to add depth to the sprint squads...gained experience during her high school career when she was the only member of the girls’ track team...versatile athlete who competed in four sports during her prep career. HIGH SCHOOL: After moving from California to the Chattanooga area, Dalis attended Boyd Buchanan High School as a junior and senior and was the lone member of the girls’ track & field team for two seasons...also lettered two years in cross country, volleyball and basketball...was named Best Defensive Player on the basketball squad and the team’s MVP...qualified for TSSAA sub-state track meet...named to Best of Preps... posted best times of 2.97 in 100m dash and 27.04 at 200m...spent her first two high school years at Santa Clara (Calif.) High School...member of the track & field team as a sophomore. PERSONAL: The daughter of Brian and Kelley Connell...full name is Dalis Paige Connell... birthdate is May 16, 1992...majoring in physical therapy.

Dalis in Bits and Pieces

Favorite meal: Penne Rustica Pasta Favorite time to run: 2:00 p.m. If I gave a dinner party and could invite anyone past or present: Gucci Maine, Waka Flocka, Tony Cox If I could get a personalized license, it would be: “Gangsta” Favorite book: The Go-Giver Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Lakers People would be surprised to know that: I’m a rapper undercover Pre-meet superstition: I wear my lucky underwear Favorite midnight snack: Oreos Funniest thing that has ever happened to me: Falling down the stairs on a first date If I could stop using a phrase in my vocabulary, it would be: “Oh my word” Favorite song: “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain Favorite place to run: The beach Favorite actor: Channing Tatum Favorite place to eat: In-n-Out Burger

Dalis and her friend Shelby take the bungee plunge in Gulf Shores

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Brittany COTTO

Freshman F Sprints / Relays Sacramento, Calif. F Inderkum HS Brittany comes to Tech as a freshman from Sacramento, Calif., with a competitive attitude and looking to make a mark for the Golden Eagle squad...brings a solid resume onto the track squad. HIGH SCHOOL: Brittany lettered one year in track for coach David Lawrence at Inderkum High School and built a well-accomplished resume there...league champion in the 100, 200 and 300 hurdles...also league champion in the 4x100 and the 4x400...fifth nationally in the 4x400. PERSONAL: The daughter of Carlos and Dannielle Cotto...birthdate is August 4, 1992... majoring in business.

Brittany in Bits and Pieces

One phrase I would like to stop using: Ya Know The single most important thing in my life: My twin People would be surprised to know that: I trip over something at least once per day Pre-meet superstition: I don’t eat grapes My favorite meal: Chicken tacos My favorite web site: Facebook My favorite movie: The Notebook My favorite midnight snack: Toaster strudle My favorite TV show: House My favorite time of day to run: Mornings The first thing I’d do after winning the lottery: Go shopping The person I would most like to meet: Carmello Anthony The best advice I’ve been given: Facebook ruins relationships

Brittany at California’s Manhattan Beach with friend Felecia

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Yeshi DOHRMANN Freshman F Distances Tullahoma, Tenn. F Tullahoma HS

Yeshi is an athlete with a lot of potential and drive she brings into her freshman year on the Golden Eagle squad...a proven track and cross country runner that can make an impact. HIGH SCHOOL: Yeshi comes to Tech from Tullahoma High School, where she lettered three years in cross country for coach Jeff Lester and three years in track for coach Clester Winningham...named twice to the all-mid state team and helped the Wildcats to the region championships in track. PERSONAL: The daughter of Clark and Rachel Dohrmann...birthdate is February 22, 1991...full name is Yeshiemebet Clark Dohrmann...majoring in engineering.

Yeshi in Bits and Pieces

The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: Venice First thing I’d do after winning the lottery: Buy a car Person I’d most like to meet: George Washington My favorite book: The Giver My favorite movie: Cool Runnings My favorite vacation destination Jamaica My favorite place to eat: Olive Garden My favorite midnight snack: Peanut butter & banana sandwich My favorite car: A yellow Camaro My favorite time of day to run: Evenings

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Ifeyinwa EGUZO Junior F Sprints / Relays Austin, Texas F Leander HS

A talented athlete, Ifey is in her fourth season for the Golden Eagle squad...a five-time selection for the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll...record-holder in the indoor and outdoor 4x100 relays. AT TECH - (In 2009-10): Ifey achieved a career-best time of 12.61 in the 100m dash at the Tennessee State Invitational...achieved another career-best in the 200m dash with a time of 26.17 at the Vanderbilt Invitational...a participant on the 4x100m relay team which set the school record at 48.38. (In 2008-09): Ifey ran in the 55m, 60m and 200m dashes during the indoor meets...had team’s best mark of the season in 55m and 60m dash...competed in four outdoor meets in the 100m and 200m dashes...best time in the 100m came at OVC Championships, where her 12.8 stands as the third-best performance in Tech history...clocked a 26.78 in the 200m at APSU...helped 4x100 relay team to a school record time of 48.90 at Murray State. (In2007-08): Participated in four events and in all eight meets during the spring track season as freshman...during indoor season she had Tech’s best times of the season in three events...had team’s best marks in 100m and 200m during outdoor season...her 200 time of 26.98 at Purdue was fifth-best mark in the event in Tech history. HIGH SCHOOL: Ifey participated on the track team for three seasons at Leander (Texas) High School...named co-captain her junior and senior years.....also played varsity soccer one year...Honor Roll student and graduated in the top 15 percent of her senior class. PERSONAL: Ifey is the daughter of Celestine and Frances Equzo...born on May 16, 1989...full name Ifeyinwa Equzo...majoring in accounting.

Ifey in Bits and Pieces

The first thing I’d do after winning the lottery: Give my folks half The best advice I’ve been given: Let go, and let God My dream golf foursome (with me) would be: Tiger Woods’ wife, Dwayne Wade and Bernie Mac My favorite karaoke song: R-E-S-P-E-C-T My favorite pro athlete: Allyson Felix My favorite actor: Brian White My favorite actress: Haile Berry My favorite movie: Forrest Gump My favorite TV show: Man vs. Food My favorite musician: Kanye West My favorite place to eat: Any place rolls are served My favorite video game: Mortal Kombat My favorite website: mediatakeout.com My favorite time to run: 3:00 p.m.

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Kathryn FORBES Sophomore F Sprints / Relays Norris, Tenn. F Knoxville Catholic

Kathryn is in her secnd year on the Tech squad...a talented athlete with a competitive spirit...competes in the fall cross country season, and also scheduled to compete during the spring track season...selected as a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of her academic efforts. AT TECH - (In 2009-10): Kathryn competed in all six meets for the Golden Eagles in her freshman campaign, and proved to be a consistent runner...best time was at the Evansville meet, where her time of 22:01.78 was enough to achieve a third-best showing for the squad...also placed fourth at the Vanderbilt, TTU, Furman and OVC meets. HIGH SCHOOL: Kathryn joins the Golden Eagle team from Knoxville Catholic High School where she competed in cross country and ran in the 800m and 1,500m events on the track team under coach Shawn O’Neil...best time in the 800m was clocked in at 2:30. PERSONAL: The daughter of Steve and Martha Forbes...birthday is June 16, 1991... full name is Kathryn R Forbes...majoring in nursing...is the sister of fellow Golden Eagle teammates Rachel and Rebecca Forbes.

Kathryn in Bits and Pieces

Andrea’s Career Stats

The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: Mt. LaConte My favorite book: The Bible My favorite pro athlete: Peyton Manning The person I would most like to meet: The Pope People would be surprised to learn: I love to dance Funniest thing that has ever happened to me: I locked my keys in the car five times in one year The last book I read: A Farewell to Arms The best song of all time: Wonderful World My favorite actress: Sandra Bullock My favorite meal: Mom’s cooking My favorite TV show: That 70s Show My favorite movie: Forrest Gump My favorite music group: The Beatles My favorite car: Black 350Z My favorite midnight snack: Chocoloate cake Kathryn brother Daniel and sisters Rachel and Rebecca.

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Rebecca FORBES Junior F Throws Norris, Tenn. F Knoxville Catholic

Rebecca is a strong and very promising student-athlete who is bringing her skills into her third season with the Golden Eagle squad...along with her solid athletic abilities, she is also a outstanding student, having been valedictorian of her graduating class...also played volleyball in high school. AT TECH - (In 2008-09): Rebecca competed often in her events freshman season...competed in the weight throw and the shot put during the indoor track season...achieved a best distance in the weight throw of 32 feet, 8 1/2 inches at the OVC Indoor Championships...her best distance in the shot put was 29 feet, 1 3/4 inches...also competed in the discus throw and the javelin throw during the outdoor season...best distance in the discus was at Western Kentucky with a 97 feet, 9 inch performance...achieved a distance of 90 feet, 10 inches in the javelin at Murray State. HIGH SCHOOL: Rebecca comes to Tech from Knoxville Catholic High School, where she was a two-sport athlete...competed in track under Coach Jason Surlus...named all-region in discus...her longest distance in the event during high school was 98 feet...also played volleyball, in which she was named all-district, all-region, and all-state...she was named valedictorian of her graduating class, and served as a Girls State representative. PERSONAL: Rebecca is the daughter of Steve and Martha Forbes...born on November 2, 1989...majoring in mechanical engineering...her sister, Rachel, is also on the Tech squad, and competes in hurdles and the pole vault.

Rebecca in Bits and Pieces

Andrea’s Career Stats

One phrase I would like to stop using: Sorry coach Best advice I’ve been given: Don’t let your education get in the way of your learning My favorite book: The Harry Potter series My favorite movie: The Goonies My favorite meal: Pad Thai My favorite pro athlete: Michael Jordan My favorite actor: Bruce Willis My favorite place to run: Songbird Trail, Norris, Tenn. The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: My living room, Christmas Eve around my family My favorite vacation destination: Outer Banks, N.C. My favorite midnight snack: Peppermint ice cream My favorite musician: Shania Twain My greatest accomplishment: Finding my faith Rebecca on a ski trip. From left, her mother Martha Forbes, brother Daniel Forbes, Rebecca, sisters Rachel and Kathryn, and her father Steve Forbes.

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Traci JONES

Junior F Distances Aiken, S.C. F South Aiken Traci brings persistance and enthusiasm into her junior competition...will compete in relays during the track season...played soccer in high school...also a dedicated performer in the classroom...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll three times. AT TECH - (In 2010-11): Traci competed in six meets during the cross country season... placed third on the squad at Furman with a time of 20:43...best time of the season was achieved at Evansville, where she was clocked in at 20:29.76. (In 2009-10): Traci proved to be a strong and consistent runner throughout the fall cross country season, running in all six meets and placing second on the squad in each event...achieved a best time of 20:43.52 at the Tennessee Tech Invitational...during track season, best time in the 800m run came at Vanderbilt Invitational with a mark of 2:19.58, third fastest in Tech history...her best time at 1,500m run also came at Vanderbilt when she ran a 4:59.06. (In 2008-09): Ran in all seven cross country meets in her freshman year...best time was posted at Evansville with a 20:10.96 finish...competed in the 800m and mile runs during the indoor track season...reached a best time in the 800m of 2:35.89 and achieved a 5:55.10 in the mile run, both at Sewanee...participated in the 800m and 1500m runs during the outdoor season...best time in the 800m was 2:24.25 at the OVC Championships... achieved a time of 5:07.15 in the 1500m at the OVC meet. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years on the cross country and track teams at South Aiken High School...also lettered on the soccer team and took took “rookie of the year” honors...team was state runner-up in cross country in 2005 and also took second in the state 4X800 in 2006...two-time region champ in both cross country and track...named MVP twice in cross country National Honor Society award. PERSONAL: Traci is the daughter of Ray Jones and Lisa Dixon...born October 21, 1989 in Johnson City...full name is Traci Leigh Jones...majoring in pre-vet.

Traci in Bits and Pieces

Andrea’s Career Stats Traci holds a 5’9” female American Alligator on the job at the Savannah River Ecology Lab in Aiken, S.C.

The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: The mountains in East Tennessee My favorite midnight snack: Cheez - Its My favorite movie: Inception The single most important thing in my life: My faith My favorite music group: Train Best advice I have been given: “If you don’t use all your God-given gifts, they will slip away” - My Mom My favorite actress: Sandra Bullock The best bumper sticker I’ve seen: Nobama My favorite video game: Heavenly Sword First thing I would do after winning the lottery: Get a puppy and a kitten Phrase I would like to stop using: That’s ridiculous Person I would like to meet: Jake Gyllenhaal Funniest thing that has happened to me: The time I got hung on my backyard fence by my jacket for an hour-and-a-half

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Krysten JOSHEN

Sophomore F Sprints / Relays / Triple Jump Chattanooga, Tenn. F Red Bank A highly talented and speedy sophomore, Krysten is competing in her second year on the Tech squad...has the potential to make a major impact on the team through her college career. (In 2009-10): As a freshman, Krysten ran 100m, 200m and also competed in the triple jump....had a nice performance at the Tennessee State Invitational as she achieved a season best in the 100m dash with a time of 12.91. HIGH SCHOOL: Krysten comes to Tech from Red Bank High School in Chattanooga... qualified for the state meet every year from 2004-2008...she competed in the triple jump, 4x100 and 4x200 relays and sprints...served as captain on the track team...helped her squad to win sub-sectional and sectional championships...also played basketball at RBHS. PERSONAL: Krysten is the daughter of Patrick Joshen and Sandra Benford...birthdate is August 24, 1991...full name is Shirley Krysten Joshen...studying Physical Therapy curriculum...her cousin, Tim Benford, is also a student athlete at Tech and a member of the football team.

Krysten in Bits and Pieces

My favorite movie: ove and Baketball My favortie pro athlete: Dwayne Wade My favorite actor: Zach Galifianakis My favorite actress: Megan Good The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: The mountains covered with snow First thing I’d do after winning the lottery: Share it with my family Best song of all time: Deuces If I gave a dinner party, three people I’d invite: Mom, Grandma, Lena Horne Person I would like to meet: Bruno Mars My favorite video game: Just Dance 2 My favorite website: youtube.com My favorite midnight snack: Banana pudding My favorite place to eat: Buffalo Wild Wings My favorite TV show: Lost

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Kelli KECK

Freshman F Triple Jump Crossville, Tenn. F Stone Memorial HS Kelli is an accomplished athlete who brings to Tech an established resume in her first year on the Golden Eagle team...a talented competitor looking to make a mark on the Golden Eagle program...also competed in basketball and volleyball in her prep career. HIGH SCHOOL: Kelli comes to Tech from Stone Memorial High School in nearby Crossville...lettered four years in track for coach Mark Wattenbarger and participated in the triple jumps...fifth in the state in her junior year and sixth her senior year...helped to lead her teams twice to state appearances...also competed and lettered four years for the volleyball team as a setter for coach Megan Kunzelman...twice helped her team to a regional championship and state appearances...lettered four season for coach Tim Smith’s basketball teams and helped her teams twice win the district and participate in the state tournament...graduated with high honors. PERSONAL: The daughter of Randy and Abbie Keck...born July 7, 1992...full name is Kelli LeeAnn Keck...studying general curriculum.

Kelli in Bits and Pieces

My favorite book: Nights in Rodanthe My favorite pro athlete: Steve Nash My favorite actor: Jake Gyllenhaal My favorite actress: Amanda Byrns The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: The beach Phrase I’d like to stop using: Cool The last book I read: Dear John If I gave a dinner party, three people I’d invite: Elvis, Jesus, Tyra Banks Person I would like to meet: Pat Summit People would be surprised to know: I have a twin My dream golf foursome would include (with me): Rory Mcilroy, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson First thing I would do after winning the lottery: Shop, shop, shop and shop some more Best t-shirt I’ve seen: With ME it’s just AWESO My favorite midnight snack: Cookie dough My favorite car: Black Jeep Wrangler Favorite song: September Favorite musician: Eric Church Favorite movie: Taken

Kelli and a friend at their high school graduation

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Katie LOWERY

Sophomore F Pole Vault Andersonville, Tenn. F Anderson County Katie has already had a major impact on the track program by establishing a new school record in the pole vault...brings a strong can-do attitude to her college career...a pole vaulter who will challenge the Tech record book every time she vaults. (In 2009-10): Competed in indoor and outdoor pole vault events as a freshman...set a school record (outdoor) in the pole vault at the Vanderbilt Invitational with her mark of 10 feet, 0 inches...had already established the indoor school record of 9 feet, 6.25 inches at Sewanee. HIGH SCHOOL: Katherine comes to the Golden Eagle squad from Anderson County High School...qualified for the state meet in each of her four years...achieved honors as the state runner-up in the pole vault during her junior year. PERSONAL: The daughter of Wally Lowery and Cindy Border...birthdate is January 16, 1991...full name is Katherine Summer Lowery...majoring in nursing.

Katie in Bits and Pieces

My favorite movie: Million Dollar Baby My favorite TV show: Teen Mom My favorite actor: Gerard Butler My favorite meal: Anything my mamma cooks My favorite place to eat: Puleo’s The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: An island in Haiti The one thing that always makes me smile: Gas First thing I’d do after winning the lottery: Travel Person I would like to meet: Michael Jackson My favorite pro sports team: Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Lakers My favorite time to run: Late at night

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** OVC CHAMPION **

Katherine LYNN Senior F High Jump Cookeville, Tenn. FCookeville

Katherine wraps up her career in 2011 after being crowned the OVC champion in the high jump in 2010...competitive athlete with the work ethic to succeed...a tall and talented jumper...has seen dedication and determintion translate to constant improvement. AT TECH - (In 2009-10): Katherine was the OVC champion in the high jump, winning the title at the OVC Outdoor meet held at Tech....achieved a career-best height of 5 feet, 7 inches at Jacksonville State...cleared 5 feet, 6 inches at the OVC event. (In 2008-09): Katherine had a strong season in2009...she competed in high jumps during the outdoor season, and competed in every meet...achieved her best height of the season at Murray State at 5-feet, 4 1/2 inches . (In 2007-08): Katherine competed in high jumps during the indoor season...best height was 5 feet, 3 3/4 inches at Sewanee. (2006-07):Katherine improved her performance in every meet indoors, wrapping up with a personal-best 5 feet, 4 1/4 inches at the OVC Indoor Championships, Tech’s best of the season...also posted Tech’s best effort outdoors at 5 feet, 3 inches at TSU Invitational...also cleared 5-3 at the OVC Outdoor Championships...in addition to high jump, she also ran third leg of the 4x400 relay. High School: Katherine lettered in three sports at Cookeville High School...received four letters on the track & field team under coach Bill Wrasman and one in cross country...also earned three letters on the Cavalier soccer team...competed in the high jump and middle distances as a prepster, and also ran some sprints. Personal: The daughter of Thomas and Kay Lynn...full name is Anna Katherine Lynn...major is business...birthdate is March 19, 1988.

Katherine in Bits and Pieces

The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: Crooked Creek (Young Life Camp) in Colorado My favorite pro athlete: Allyson Felix My favorite actor: Matthew McConaughey My favorite actress: Rachel McAdams My favorite meal: Any breakfast food My favorite app: The Weather Channel App My favorite video game: Mario Carts My favorite place to eat: Bobby Q’s My favorite book: The Bible My favorite movie: The Notebook Best song of all time: Freebird by Lynard Skynard People would be surprised to know that: I’m afraid of clowns and crickets

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Ashley MAYHEW Senior F Throws Athens, Tenn. F McMinn County

Ashley heads into her final season on the Golden Eagle roster with an eye toward setting school records and having an impact in the OVC...competes in shot put, discus, weight throw and javelin. AT TECH (In 2009-2010): Ashley posted a strong outdoor season, as she set a school record during her junior campaign...her performance during the hammer throw at Jacksonville State ranks best in school history, as she set a mark of 140 feet, 7 inches...achieved a seasonhigh in the shot put of 41 feet, 10.75 inches at the Vanderbilt Invitational...at the Tennessee State Invitational, Ashley set an indoor season record in the weight throw at 50 feet, 4.75 inches. (In 2008-09): Ashley posted new personal-best marks and a school record in her sophomore season...had team’s top efforts in shot put and weight throw during the indoor season...best in the shot was 40-feet, 8 1/4 inches at Sewanee...achieved her best distance of the season in the weight throw at the OVC Championships, where she reached 41-feet, 11 1/4 inches...achieved career marks in two events during outdoor season...reached 43-feet, 3 1/4 inches at Western Kentucky, a career-high, and the second-best in school history...best distance in the hammer was 139-feet, 10 inches at the Tennessee State meet, which stands not only as a career-best mark but also as school record...best distance in the discus was 122-feet, 1 inch at Austin Peay. (In 2007-08): Competed in shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throw as a freshman...season-best 40 feet, 11.5 inches in shot put at Mississippi State...best discus toss was 125 feet, 5 inches at the OVC Championships...went 111 feet, 6 inches in the hammer throw at TSU...had team’s best tosses during indoor season in shot put and weight throw. HIGH SCHOOL: Ashley played basketball and volleyball at McMinn County High School in Athens, in addition to being a member of the cross country and track & field teams...named Best Thrower on the track team as a junior...was region champ and finished third in the region in the discus as a junior...in her senior season she was section and region shot put champ and placed eighth in the TSSAA state meet in both shot put and discus. PERSONAL: The daughter of Myron and Sherry Mayhew...full name is Ashley Anne Mayhew...birthdate is March 21, 1989...enrolled in psychology.

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Ashley in Bits and Pieces

The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: Above a waterfall on Rainbow Trail in Pigeon Forge The one thing that always makes me smile: Friends First thing I’d do after winning the lottery: Go to Disney World My favorite TV show: Friends My favorite music group: Avalon My favorite vacation destination: The beach My favorite place to eat: Ming Dynasty in Athens My favorite midnight snack: Ice cream My favorite cartoon character: Goofy My favorite pro athlete: Serena Williams My favorite actor: Adam Sandler My favorite actress: Sandra Bullock My favorite video game: Mario My favorite meal: White rice with chicken People would be surprised to know: I secretly love figure skating and I want to be a figure skater instead of a thrower

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Amelia MCCOY

Freshman F Distances Crossville, Tenn. F Cumberland County HS Amelia is a talented student-athlete that brings solid potential to the Golden Eagle squad...looks to make an impact for Tech in her freshman season. HIGH SCHOOL: Amelia competed in her prep career at Cumberland County High School in nearby Crossville...lettered four seasons in cross country and three seasons in track for coaches Pat Koehl and Louie DeLorenzo...named MVP for the Jets’ cross-country squad all four years, and also named MVP of the track team, all section, in her freshman through junior seasons...also an achiever in the classroom. PERSONAL: The daughter of Kibbee and Kimberly McCoy...born August 10, 1992...full name is Amelia Morgan McCoy...majoring in biology.

Amelia in Bits and Pieces

The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: The Grand Canyon First thing I’d do after winning the lottery: Buy mom and dad a new house My favorite actor: Johnny Depp My favorite meal: Steak and crab legs My favorite movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail My favorite TV show: Criminal Minds My favorite midnight snack: Marshmellow creme My favorite pro sports team: The Colts My favorite video game: Just Dance on Wii My favorite place to run: Sequoia Hills

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Beth MILLER

Sophomore F Distances Watertown, Wis. F Watertown HS Beth competed solidly on the course in her cross country debut during the 2010 season...is a second-year student at Tech and was a member of the 2010 Golden Eagle softball team before deciding to compete for the Golden Eagles in cross country and track...brings a winning attitude of perserverance and hard work into competition...also a strong achiever in academics. AT TECH - (2010-11): The fall season brought Beth’s debut, as she did not participate on a cross country squad prior to this season...showed steady improvement throughout the season...after placing sixth on the team in the opening meet at Sewanee, she improved each meet to place third at Evansville with her career-best time of 20:00.80... placed fourth on the team at the OVC Championships. HIGH SCHOOL: Beth was a two-sport letter winner at Watertown High School and no longer plays either sport...lettered three seasons in softball as a pitcher and outfielder for coach Patty Jansen...also lettered three seasons in volleyball as a defensive specialist for coach Travis Hall...stellar in the classroom and won numerous academic awards... earned the WIAA Scholar Athlete award and the WHS Academic Excellence Award... graduated as the salutatorian of her class. PERSONAL: The daughter of Doug and Kathy Miller...full name is Elizabeth Miller...birthdate is August 26, 1991...majoring in food, nutrition and dietetics.

Beth in Bits and Pieces

The best t-shirt slogan I’ve seen: “My sport is your sport’s punishment” Favorite pro sports team: Green Bay Packers Favorite pro athlete: Reggie White Pre-meet superstitions: Have to eat cinnamon oatmeal, banana & peanut butter People would be surprised to know: I am a speed demon on a snowmobile The single most important thing in my life: God and family Favorite video game: Wii Sports Favorite TV Show: 7th Heaven Favorite vacation destination: Austria My most influential role model: My sisters Nicole and Ashley If I could stop using a word or phrase, it would be: “just saying” Favorite time of the day to run: Mid-afternoon Favorite place to run: In Cookeville with my team The most beautiful spot I’ve seen: Clingman’s Dome Favorite musician: Lady Antebellum

Beth with Lady Antebellum at a “meet & greet” in Milwaukee

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Meghan O’DONAGHUE Freshman F Distances Talbott, Tenn. F Morristown West HS

Meghan comes to Tech as a runner with a competitive attitude...has the potential to make a mark on the Golden Eagle squad...also a focused student-athlete with good marks in the classroom. HIGH SCHOOL: Meghan lettered four seasons in cross country at Morristown West High School for coach Raymond Farmer...also lettered four seasons in track for Farmer and coach Mac Pickle...earned numerous awards and honors...named All-Conference for three seasons, All-Region in two seasons and MVP...also named Newcomer of the Year in her freshman season...helped lead the squad to regional, conference and state championships in her freshman season in 2006...also an achiever in the classroom, having graduated with first honors and named a Who’s Who student, AP Scholar and a Gold Star Achiever. PERSONAL: The daughter of Conor and Susan O’Donoghue...full name is Meghan Kelsie O’Donoghue...born March 6, 1992...majoring in political science and economics.

Meghan in Bits and Pieces

The most beautiful spot on earth I’ve seen: Midnight Hole in the Smoky Mountains What is the moment in life you felt most free: Running down la Dune du Pilat If I gave a dinner party and could invite anyone, it would be: Pope John Paul II and Stephen Colbert Best advice I have been given: Give your best everyday and never give up. (my Dad) People would be surprised to know: I played the violin for 12 years Favorite meal: Salmon, rice and grilled peppers Favorite place to run: Prince Edward Island, Canada (on the beach) Favorite vacation destination: Nice, France Favorite pro athlete: Kara Goucher Favorite time of the day to run: Sunset or sunrise Favorite actor: Edward Norton Favorite midnight snack: Donuts Favorite car and color: Purple Jeep Liberty Favorite book: 1984 by George Orwell

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Justine PHILLIPS

Sophomore F Relays / Sprints/ Long Jump Lake City, Tenn. F Anderson County Justine is a Golden Eagle freshman looking to make an impact in her college career at Tech...a strong competitor in sprints and relays in high school. HIGH SCHOOL: Justine comes to Tech from Anderson County High School in Clinton... won most-valuable-sprinter and state runner-up honors while competing for the Lady Mavericks...also participated in the 100m and 200m dashes and the relays...best 100m time was 13.03 and posted a best 200m time of 27.3. PERSONAL: The daughter of Justin and Sheryl Phillips...full name is Morgan Justine Phillips...birthdate is March 9, 1990...majoring in pre-med.

Justine in Bits and Pieces

If I could stop using one phrase in my vocabulary, it would be: yunz Favorite pro athlete: Reggie Bush Favorite movie: Anchor Man Favorite TV Show: Keeping Up With The Kardashians Pre-Meet Superstitions: Joke around and lighten up If I gave a dinner party, I would invite: Lil Wayne, Trey Songz and Tyson Becham...and Coach Cox if he wanted to come Best advice I have been given: Always do what’s right The best T-Shirt slogan I’ve seen: I’m With Stupid Favorite vacation destination: The Carribean Favorite time of the day to run: The warmest time

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Jenna PHILPOTT

Junior F Middle Distances / Long Jump Manchester, Tenn. F Coffee County Jenna is a verstile and talented athlete who is now in her junior year at Tech...has strong potential to leave her mark on the Golden Eagle program...actively competed in three sports in high school... also a solid performer in the classroom...named four times to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of her strong academic efforts. AT TECH - (In 2009-10): Jenna competed in two events during the outdoor season...at the TTU Invitational, she finished with a career-best time of 2:35.64 in the 800m run and set a mark of 15 feet, 11.25 inches in the long jump...during the indoor season, participated in 400m and 800m runs and the long jump...achieved a best time of 1:06.55 in the 400 and a career-best time 2:30.36 in the 800...in the long jump, reached a best distance of 15 feet, 7 3/4 inches. (In 2008-09): Jenna participated in two events during the indoor part of the spring season... competed in the long jump and made a best distance of 16’ 8.75” at TSU, which also stands as a team seasonal best...also competed in the triple jump at Sewanee, where she achieved a distance of 33’ 5.25”....a participant on the 4x400 relay team at the OVC Indoor meet that reached a time of 4:14.92...competed in 400m dash, long jump and triple jump in the outdoor season...posted a best time of 1:02.24 in the 400m at the OVC Championships...achieved a personal season-best distance of 16’ 5” in the long jump at Murray State...in the triple jump, achieved a personal-best distance of 32’ 11.75”, also at Murray State...was a participant on the 4x400 relay team at the OVC Championships that set the fourth-best mark in school history for that event with a time of 4:03.59...other participants on that relay were Emily Weinzetl, Danielle Catlett and Leayn Carter. HIGH SCHOOL: Jenna was a three-sport standout athlete at Coffee County High School in Manchester...participated all four years on the track team under coach Stan Jarrell...competed in the long jump, triple jump, 4x8 relay, and 400m dash...was a state track participant in 2005, 06, and 07... In 2005, placed sixth in the 400m run...placed seventh in the pentathalon and eighth in the long jump in 2007...played varsity basketball, where she was a four-year letterman at the right wing under coach Dan Scroggins...also played varsity volleyball under coach Scroggins as a two-year letterman...played the outside hitter and back row specialist postions and helped the Red Raiders to the volleyball district championship...also a successful student in the classroom...graduated in the top ten percent of her graduating class as an Outstanding Senior. PERSONAL: Jenna is the daughter Darin and Shelba Philpott...birthday is December 12, 1989...full name is Jenna Leigh Philpott...majoring in nursing.

Jenna in Bits and Pieces

Best song of all time: Don’t Stop Believing People would be surprised to know: I don’t like Taylor Swift The single most important thing in my life: My family Favorite cartoon character: Goofy Favorite pro sports team: Tennessee Titans Favorite musical group: Journey Favorite time of day to run: night Favorite place to run: Old Stone Fort Favorite pro athlete: Chris Johnson Favorite actor: Gerard Butler Favorite place to eat: My Granny’s house Favorite actress: Reese Witherspoon

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Sarah SMITH Senior F High Jump Gallatin, Tenn. F Portland

A standout athlete who kept busy during her high school career, Sarah is now in her fourth season on the Golden Eagle squad and will compete in the high jump...lettered in four sports during her prep career as well as serving as manager for three additional teams...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll six semesters for her strong efforts in the classroom. AT TECH - (In 2009-10): Competed in one event during the outdoor season...set a mark of 4 feet, 5 inches at the Tennessee State Invitational in the high jump. (In 2008-09): Sarah competed in high jump in the indoor and outdoor track seasons... achieved a best during the indoor season of 4 feet, 5 1/2 inches at the Sewanee meet... outdoors she reached 4 feet, 8 1/4 inches at the Murray State meet. (In 2007-08): Sarah was a redshirt in her freshman season due to a foot injury. HIGH SCHOOL: Sarah not only lettered in four different sports during her four seasons at Portland High School, she also served as a team manager for three other teams... four-year letterwinner in basketball, soccer and track & field, and earned three letters on the cross country team...served all four years as team manager for the volleyball team and the boys soccer and basketball teams...earned all-county laurels all four years in track..as a junior she was sectional runnerup in the high jump...earned MVP honors in soccer and basketball. PERSONAL: The daughter of Randy Smith and Janet Smith...full name is Sarah Elizabeth Smith...born June 24, 1988 in Shreveport, Louisiana...enrolled in Multidisciplinary studies - General Education.

Sarah in Bits and Pieces

Favorite book: The Bible If I could stop using a word or phrase, it would be: Fail If I gave a dinner party and could invite anyone, it would be: Jesus, Paul and Peter People would be surprised to know: I had 13 injuries in two years Pre-meet superstitions: Listen to upbeat Christian music What is the moment in life where you felt most free: Sept. 25, 2007 when I gave my life to Christ Best advice I have been given: Lay down your life before the cross Most influential role model: My Grandma Favorite vacation destination: The beach Favorite pro sports team: USA womens soccer A very young Sarah with Favorite time of the day to run: Midday her brothers Drew and Allen Favorite place to run: The track What is the one thing that always makes me smile: God’s grace

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Elisa TANKSLEY Freshman F 400m Gallatin, Tenn. F Station Camp

Elisa is a first-year member of the Golden Eagle squad, hoping to make her mark in the 400-meter dash...competed in a variety of events during her prep career but will focus on one events as she embarks upon collegiate competition. HIGH SCHOOL: Elisa competed successfully in both cross country and track & field during her time at Station Camp High School...cross country career came under direction of coach Bob Frech...her coach during track season was Alan Schoenbachler...competed in sprints and long jump...set five school records, establishing marks in the long jump and 200-meter dash individually, and teaming up to break records in 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays.. team won two county championships...4x800m relay team was TSSAA state champion inn 2009 and 2010...also helped capture the 2010 cross country regional title. PERSONAL: The daughter of John and Elizabeth Tanksley...born October 1, 1991 in Hendersonville, Tenn....full name is Elisa Christine Tanksley...studying Conservation Biology.

Elisa in Bits and Pieces

People would be surprised to know: I actually enjoy Star Wars Funniest thing that has happened to me: Ripping my pants while goofing off at the long jump pit Most influential role models: My high school science teachers Best Advice I’ve been given: “Don’t go runnin’ outside half-naked!” - Coach Frech Favorite musical group: The B-52s Favorite cartoon character: Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory Favorite meal: grilled salmon, macaroni & cheese, applesauce and carrots Favortie actor: Gerard Butler Favorite time of the day to run: late afternoon Favorite dessert: Red Velvet Cake Favorite place to run: anywhere new I can explore Favorite video game: Pokemon or Super Smash Bros. Favorite car and color: Blue Volkswagen Beetle

Elisa (middle) enjoying some fun in the pool with friend Conner and cousin Mary

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Haley Wennerstrom

Sophomore F Throws Chattanooga, Tenn. F Chattanooga Christian Haley is in her sophomore year on the Tech track & field squad and brings with her a strong, competitive spirit...has the ability to make a mark in the Golden Eagle program... named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, recognizing her efforts in the classroom...will compete in the throws for the Golden Eagles and has potential to make an immediate impact in the weight throw. AT TECH - (In 2009-10): Haley’s hammer throw of 99 feet, 9 inches at the Vanderbilt Invitational was far enough to rank fourth in Tech history in the event...she also competed in javelin and discus during the outdoor season...posted her season-high distance in javelin at the OVC Championships, as she placed with 84 feet, 1 inch. HIGH SCHOOL: Haley comes to Tech from Chattanooga Christian School where she broke some school records...she is now the record-holder in discus with a distance achieved of 93’2”...because of her efforts, she won the Coach’s Award in her sophomore year and was MVP of her team in her senior year...also performs well in the classroom, as she was a member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: The daughter of Eric and Lisa Wennerstrom...born on December 2, 1990...full name is Haley Rebecca Wennerstrom...enrolled in nursing.

Haley in Bits and Pieces

The single most important thing in my life: Jesus Christ The most beautiful place I have seen: The Colorado mountains People would be surprised to know: I play the violin and bass guitar Favorite book: Redeeming Love What is the moment in life you felt most free: Being in Honduras on a mission trip to Orphanage Emmanuel Favorite tv show: The Weather Channel Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Braves Most influential role model: My Nana Favorite car and color: Yellow H2 Hummer Favorite movie: Classic Disney movies Favorite actor: Will Smith Favorite meal: Smoked Chicken Pasta Pie Favorite vacation destination: Sweden

Andrea’s Career Stats Haley at Lake Michigan with brother Phillip and sister Natalie

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Emily WEINZETL

Junior F Middle Distance / Relays San Antonio, Texas F Ronald Reagan HS Emily is in her third season on the Golden Eagle track squad and her first year in cross country...a promising athlete who is strong on the track, and a dedicated student in the classroom...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at Tech to recognize her efforts in the classroom...also played basketball in high school. AT TECH - (In 2009-10): Emily competed in the TTU Invitational in the cross country season, clocking in at 25:47.49...recorded a career best and posted a school record in the 400m dash at the OVC Championships, as she placed with a time of 59.85...participated on a 4X400 relay team which finished in 3:59.67, the second fastest time in the event in school history...was a participant on a relay team which set an indoor season relay record in the 4X400m with an impressive time of 4:02.89. (In 2008-09): Emily competed in the 400m dash during the indoor season and achieved a best time of 1:02.14 at the OVC Indoor meet...that is the best time for a Golden Eagle in the season...a participant on the 4x400 relay team at the OVC Indoor meet that reached a time of 4:14.92...also a participant on the distance medley team that set the new school record time of 12:21.09 at the OVC meet with teammates Tiffany Palmer, Keri Light and Stephanie Place...also competed in the 200m and 400m dashes during the outdoor season...clocked in a best time in the 200m dash of 26.64 at the OVC meet, which is a close second for a Tech season-best time...best time in the 400m was 1:00.91, reached at the Winthrop meet for another close Tech seasonal-best time...helped the 4x100 relay team to a school record-setting time of 48.90 at the Murray State meet along with teammates Meagan Lyons, Allison Price and Ifey Eguzo...was a participant on the 4x400 relay team at the OVC Championships that set the fourthbest mark in school history for that event with a time of 4:03.59...other participants on that relay were Jenna Philpott, Danielle Catlett and Leayn Carter. HIGH SCHOOL: Emily was a two-sport athlete at Ronald Reagan High School in San Antonio...competed as a sprinter in track four years for coach Nancy Aimaraz...helped the team to second place in the district for three consecutive years between 2006 and 2008...best time in the 100m was 11.5...reached 25.6 as a best time in 200m...also competed in the 400m with a career-best time of 59.3...also played basketball as a small forward in her 10th and 11th grade seasons under coach Terry Barton...she helped the basketball team to be bi-district champions during her 11th grade year...for her outstanding work in the classroom, she was honored with the cum laude award from the National Honors Society. PERSONAL: The daughter of Scott and Kristi Weinzetl...full name is Emily Jean Weinzetl...born on September 5, 1989 in Robbinsdale, Minn....majoring in journalism and doing some volunteer work with the TTU Sports Information Office.

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PRESIDENT’S AWARDS WINNERS Men’s Cross Country 1995 Tommy Stevens 1996 Nathan Pugh 1997 Ray Whitford 1998 Brian Pickett 1999 Stephen Gordon 2000 Stephen Gordon 2001 Stephen Gordon 2002 Stephen Gordon 2003 Stephen Gordon 2004 Colin Smith 2005 Colin Smith 2006 Spencer Whittier 2007 Eric Crews 2008 Eric Crews 2009 Joseph DeLorenzo 2010 Jarrad Read

Emily and her family saw The Blue Man Group in Chicago

Emily in Bits and Pieces

The one thing that always makes me smile: The “Welcome To Texas” sign on the state line First thing I would do after winning the lottery: Invest Most influential role model: Definitely mom Favorite Pro Athlete: Adrian Peterson Favorite Musical Group: Relient K Best advice I have been given: “Don’t be afraid to die” (in a race) When is the moment in life you have felt most free: Driving on the highway back to Texas Favorite pro sports team: Minnesota Vikings Favorite place to run: The Woods Favorite vacation destination: Minnesota (because that’s where family is)

Women’s Cross Country 1995 Merrie Caldwell 1996 Merrie Caldwell 1997 Dena Adams 1998 Brooke Holman 1999 Michelle Kline 2000 Michelle Kline 2001 Michelle Kline 2002 Amy Campbell 2003 Stephanie Ward 2004 Deidra Garrett 2005 Deidra Garrett 2006 Alathea Thompson 2007 Stephanie Place 2008 Stephanie Place 2009 Stephanie Place 2010 Tiffany Palmer Women’s Track & Field 1994 Lee WIlliams 1995 Dena Adams 1996 Dena Adams 1997 Dena Adams 1998 Jenny Adams 1999 Susan Griego 2000 Angela Towne 2001 Stephanie Ward 2002 Stephanie Ward 2003 Amy Ashe 2004 Amy Campbell 2005 Alathea Thompson 2006 Leah Watson 2007 Keri (Coulthard) Light 2008 Keri (Coulthard) Light 2009 Keri (Coulthard) Light 2010 Rachel Forbes

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Emily WILLIAMS

Freshman F Distances Talbott, Tenn. F Jefferson County HS Emily competed solidly in her cross-country debut at Tech as a freshman in the 2010 season...brings a winning attitude to the track...competed in soccer and track during her high school career...also an accomplished student in the classroom. AT TECH - (In 2010-11): The fall cross country season brought Emily’s debut in cross country, as she did not compete as a cross county runner in her high school career... brought a solid effort during the season, starting with a fifth-place finish on the team in the Sewanee Invitational...built up to a third-place finish on the team at Western Kentucky with a time of 21:08.88...achieved her best career-time of 20:32.88 at Evansville. HIGH SCHOOL: Emily competed in her prep career at Jefferson County High School for track coach Bill Delozier...achieved Girls Best Distance in the mile run during her sophomore season...named the MVP for the girl’s squad in her junior year...also competed in soccer...as a student, achieved high marks for her academic efforts...named to the National Honors Society and graduated third in her class. PERSONAL: The daughter of Carl and Suzanne Williams...full name is Emily Caroline Wiliams...born June 30, 1992...majoring in engineering

Emily in Bits and Pieces

People would be surprised to know that: I’ve played the piano since I was 4 If I could stop using one word or phrase, it would be: “like” Best t-shirt slogan I’ve seen: Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it The one thing that always makes me smile: candy Favorite place to eat: Olive Garden Favorite musician: John Mayer Favorite time of the day to run: late night Person I would most like to meet: Albert Einstein Favorite meal: Potato casserole Favorite pro athlete: Mia Hamm Favorite movie: Inception The most beautiful spot I have seen: Lookout in the Smokey Mountains Favorite actress: Sandra Bullock

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Emily at her senior piano recital

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Peri WINBORNE Freshman F Distances Knoxville, Tenn. F Farragut HS

Peri settled into a role as a team leader on the course during her freshman year...brings solid credentials from her high school career and an attitude to win...also a high achiever in academics. AT TECH - (In 2010-11): Peri displayed consistency throughout her freshman season on the Tech squad...started out of the gate as the team leader on the course in cross country...placed first on the team at Sewanee and Western Kentucky...rolled out a trio of second-place finishes in the TTU Invitational and at Furman and Evansville...led the team again at the OVC Championship meet with a time of 20:01.62...achieved a career-best time of 19:30.40 at Evansville. HIGH SCHOOL: Peri lettered four seasons in cross country and track at Farragut High School for coach Chelsea Jacobs...proved to be a stand-out runner for a strong program... named to the all-conference team in her senior season and to the second team all-conference in her junior year...named second-team all-region during her senior year, when she placed 11th in the region...co-captain of the cross country squad iher junior and senior seasons...a four-time state qualifier in cross country and a three-time region qualifier in track...helped the team to second place finishes in the region in 2007 and 08, and to a third place finish in 2009...the squad also came in fifth at the state championships in 2007 and fourth in 2008...set a personal cross country record time of 19:50 at the Footlocker South Regionals...also competed in junior-varsity basketball in her freshman and sophomore years for coach Wes Edmonds...as a student, named to the National Honor Society and won scholar-athlete awards. PERSONAL: The daugher of Steve and Joanie Winborne...full name is Peri Louise Winborne...birthdate is February 13, 1992...majoring in secondary education/history.

Peri in Bits and Pieces

Andrea’s Career Stats

The most important thing in my life: God What is the one thing that always makes me smile: My friends and the word pudding Favorite car and color: Silver Mazda3 Favorite musician: Taylor Swift Favorite actress: Jennifer Aniston Favorite time of the day to run: morning Favorite actor: Leonardo Dicaprio Favorite midnight snack: donuts Favorite song to do karaoke: Something country Peri with her parents, Favorite book: The Last Song Steve and Joanie Favorite pro athlete: Paula Radcliffe Pre-meet superstitions: Eat a spoonful of peanut butter before I go to the line and 10 crunches on the line one minute before the gun goes off

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Lacy YSLAS

Sophomore F Far Sparta, Tenn. F White County Lacy is a sophomore on the Golden Eagle squad and returns for her second season of competition in the throwing events during the indoor and outdoor track seasons...a talented athlete who made her mark in track in high school...also competed in basketball and volleyball...also a strong performer in the classroom...earned a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in recognition of her solid academic efforts. AT TECH - (In 2009-10): Lacy set two records in her first year with Tech track and field... recorded a distance of 36 feet, 11 inches in the shot put, which is fifth longest in school history...her discus mark of 136 feet, 10 inches ranks third all-time at Tech...her seasonhigh in javelin came at the OVC Championships, as she posted a distance of 87 feet, 4 inches. HIGH SCHOOL: Lacy comes to Tech from White County High School in nearby Sparta...the first track athlete from that high school to ever compete on the collegiate level of competiton...started her track career during her junior year and advanced to sectionals in the same year...as a senior, advanced to the state meet and took fifth-place honors...was a member of the Tennessean’s All-Midstate second team...lettered both years for coach Dave Bruce...also lettered three years in basketball and three years in volleyball for the Warriors...a solid worker in the classroom in high school... kept a solid “A” average and was chosen to be a Girls’ State alternate as well as a member of BETA. PERSONAL: Lacy is the daughter of Fidel Yslas and Alice Johnson...full name is Lacy Lorraine Yslas...born on June 4, 1991...studying curriculum in Secondary Education/Spanish.

Lacy in Bits and Pieces

First thing I would do after winning the lottery: Open a Christmas store & eat off the non-dollar menu portion of the McDonald’s menu The last book I read, other than a textbook: “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” The single most important thing in my life is: God Favortie pro sports team: Los Angeles Lakers Favorite meal: Taquitos with guacamole, mexican rice and beans People would be surprised to know: I didn’t start track until my junior year in high school The most beautiful spot I have seen: Grand Canyon (from an airplane) If I could stop using one word or phrase, it would be: “That’s what she said” Favorite cartoon character: Scooby Doo Favorite movie: The Santa Clause Favorite website: Google Favorite vacation destination: Sea World Favorite musician: Taylor Swift

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Through the years through the camera lens

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All-Time Records - INDOOR All-Time Women’s Track and Field Records - Indoor Season Through 2010 Indoor Season

BOLD indicates INDOOR school records set in 2010 season

Running Events 55m....................... Bethany Burney................................:07.28.............. 2/14/04........... Sewanee Indoor 60m....................... Bethany Burney................................:07.70.............. 2/27/04........... OVC Championships 200m..................... Gwen Cannon...................................:25.80.............. 2/14/98........... MTSU Invitational 400m..................... Allison Price....................................59.34............... 2/27/10........... OVC Championships 800m..................... Michelle Kline....................................2:15.89............ 2/24/01........... OVC Championships One-Mile................ Michelle Kline....................................5:06.53............ 2/24/01........... OVC Championships 3000m................... Stephanie Place................................10:04.39.......... 2/28/09........... OVC Championships 5000m................... Stephanie Place................................17:36.63.......... 2/02/08........... TSU Invitational Hurdles Events 55m hurdles......... Meagan Lyons.................................:08.32.............. 2/27/10........... OVC Championships 60m hurdles........... Carmen Tucker.................................:09.21.............. 2/28/03........... OVC Championships Field Events Long Jump........... Leayn Carrter..................................17 ‘4.75”.......... 2/20/10........... Sewanee Invitational Triple Jump............ Lauren Addie.....................................36 11”.............. 2/24/07........... OVC Championships Pole Vault............. Katie Lowery...................................9’ 6.25”............ 2/20/10........... Sewanee Invitational Weight Throw....... Ashley Mayhew...............................50’ 4.75”.......... 2/6/10............. TSU Invitational Shot Put................. Suzanne Roberson...........................43’ 1”................ 12/09/01......... MTSU Invitational High Jump............. Amy Campbell..................................5’ 6”................. 2/27/04........... OVC Championships Relay Events 4x400m ................ Allison Price/Emily Weinzetl..........4:02.89............ 2/27/10........... OVC Championships .............................. Danielle Catlett/Leayn Carter Distance Medley Keri Light/Emily Weinzetl..................12:21.09.......... 2/28/09........... OVC Championships Tiffany Palmer/Stephanie Place Note: Tennessee Tech sponsored a women’s track and field team in 1978 and 1979, but few records are available from those years. The women’s track program was restarted in the 1991-92 season.

Right: Brelinda Johnson and Christina Judon were part of the school-record 4x400 relay team in 2001. Center: Suzanne Roberson Far Right: Bethany Burney set school records in the sprints both indoors and outdoors.

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2010 Indoor Season Superlatives Women’s Track and Field Superlatives during 2010 Indoor Season FINAL Through 2010 season (numbers in BOLD FACE are school records set in 2010 season) Running Events 55m..........................Allison Price......................................... 7.37............................ Sewanee Invitational 200m........................Allison Price......................................... 26.27........................... OVC Championship 400m........................Allison Price....................................... 59.34......................... OVC Championship 800m........................Traci Jones........................................... 2:26.45...............................TSU Invitational Mile Run................... Traci Jones........................................... 5:24.56........................ OVC Championship 3000m...................... Tiffany Palmer...................................... 10:42.94...................... OVC Championship 5000m...................... Tiffany Palmer...................................... 18:20.28...................... OVC Championship Hurdles 55m .........................Meagan Lyons.................................... 8.32........................... OVC Championship Field Events High Jump................ Meagan Lyons...................................... 5’ 05.00”.............................TSU Invitational Long Jump.............. Leayn Carter....................................... 17’ 04.75”................Sewanee Invitational Triple Jump............... Leayn Carter........................................ 35’ 3.25”..................... Sewanee Invitational Shot Put.................... Ashley Mayhew.................................... 40’ 07.75”...........................TSU Invitational Weight Throw.......... Ashley Mayhew.................................. 50’ 04.75”........................ TSU Invitational Pole Vault................ Katie Lowery....................................... 9’ 06.25”..................Sewanee Invitational Relay Events 4x400m relay........... Allison Price, Emily Weinzetl,........... 4:02.89..................... OVC Championship .................................Danielle Catlett, Leayn Carter Distance Medley....... Traci Jones, Danielle Catlett,............... 13:02.92...................... OVC Championship Jenna Philpott, Amanda Simmons

2010 INDOOR Results

Meet 1) No team scores at TSU Invitational, Feb. 6 Meet 2) No team scores at Sewanee Invitational, Feb. 20 Meet 3) OVC Championships, Feb 26-27 / 8th place

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All-Time Records - OUTDOOR All-Time Women’s Track and Field Records - Outdoor Season Through 2010 Season

BOLD indicates OUTDOOR school records set in 2010 season

Running Events 100m....................Bethany Burney..................... :11.92............4/17/04........... Vanderbilt Invitational 200m....................Allison Price........................... :25.28............. 5/1/09........... OVC Championships 400m..................Allison Price...................... :58.01........... 5/1/10...........OVC Championships 800m....................Keri Coulthard.......................2:17.02............. 5/6/07........... OVC Championships 1,500m..................Keri Coulthard.......................4:38.75............. 4/4/09........... APSU Invitational 3,000m..................Stephanie Place..................10:08.01............4/14/07........... TSU Invitational Steeplechase.........Alathea Thompson..............11:23.52............4/21/06........... Vanderbilt Invitational 5,000m..................Stephanie Place..................17:05.83............. 5/3/08........... OVC Championships 10,000m................Stephanie Place..................36:29.64............. 5/6/07........... OVC Championships Hurdles Events 100m hurdles.........Meagan Lyons........................:14.33.............. 5/1/09........... OVC Championships 400m hurdles.........Carmen Tucker.................... 1:04.00.............. 5/5/01........... OVC Championships Field Events Long Jump.............Shenika Moore..................... 18’ 0.5”............ 4/15/06........... TSU Invitational Triple Jump............Lauren Addie..................... 36’ 8.25”.............. 5/6/07........... OVC Championships Shot Put................Suzanne Roberson............. 44’ 7.50”.............. 4/6/01........... Sewannee Relays Discus...................Suzanne Roberson.................... 143’............ 4/14/01........... UNCA Dual Meet Hammer.............. Ashley Mayhew............... 140’ 7”...........4/3/10............JSU Invitational Javelin...................Richelle Wardell................... 123’10”.............. 5/4/02........... OVC Championships High Jump...........Katherine Lynn.................... 5’ 7”...........4/3/10............JSU Invitational ............................Amy Campbell...........................5’7”.............. 5/7/05........... OVC Championships Pole Vault........... Katie Lowery..................... 10’ 0”........ 4/17/10............Vanderbilt Invitational Relay Events 4x100m ........Meagan Lyons / Justine Phillips.......:48.38...4/30/10....... OVC Championships ......................Ifey Eguzo / Allison Price 4x200m........... Carmen Tucker/Melissa Williams............1:50.62......4/13/02........ Sea Ray Relays ...................... Jennifer Ezell/Kristen Deardorff 4x400m........... Carmen Tucker/Brelinda Johnson...........3:59.39......4/19/03........ Vanderbilt Invitational ...................... Stephanie Ward/Jenny Ackerson 4x800.............. Aseelah Jones/Christina Judon...............9:42.71....... 4/3/99........ Mt. Laurel Relays ...................... Melanie Mickle/Michelle Kline Carmen Tucker currently holds every Tech school record in the hurdles events, both indoor and outdoor

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2010 Outdoor Season Superlatives

Women’s Track and Field Superlatives during 2010 Outdoor Season (numbers in BOLD FACE are school records sets in 2010 season) Running Events 100m...................... Meagan Lyons............................... :12.57..................................TSU Invitational 200m...................... Allison Price.................................. :25.75............................OVC Championships 400m...................... Allison Price................................... 58:01............................OVC Championships 800m...................... Traci Jones...................................2:19.58...............................Vandy Invitational 1,500m.................... Stephanie Place............................4:44.65..................................TSU Invitational 3,000m....................Stephanie Place.........................10.10.19...................................TSU Invitational Steeplechase........... Ashley Evans..............................11:40.63..............................Vandy Inivitational 5,000m.................... Stephanie Place..........................17:11.59...............................Vandy Invitational 10,000m.................. Stephanie Place..........................37:04.41............................OVC Championships Hurdles Events 100m hurdles........... Meagan Lyons............................... :14.72..................................TSU Invitational 400m hurdles........... Danielle Catlett.............................1:12.45..................................TSU Invitational Field Events High Jump............ Katherine Lynn........................... 5’ 7”............................. JSU Invitational Pole Vault............. Katie Lowery............................. 10’ 0”......................... Vandy Invitational Long Jump............... Leayn Carter............................... 17’ 5.5”...............................Vandy Invitational Triple Jump.............. Leayn Carter............................... 36’ 0.5”..................................TTU Invitational Shot Put.................. Ashley Mayhew........................ 41’ 10.75”...............................Vandy Invitational Discus Throw........... Lacy Yslas...................................134’ 10”..................................TSU Invitational Hammer Throw........ Ashley Mayhew............................ 140’ 7”.................................. JSU Invitational Javelin..................... Rachel Forbes............................... 119’ 2”..................................TTU Invitational Relay Events 4x100m relay....... Meagan Lyons, Justine Phillips...... 48.38................... OVC Championships Ifey Eguzo, Allison Price 4x400m relay........... Leayn Carter, Danielle Catlett...............3:59.67......................OVC Championships Emily Weinzetl, Allison Price

2010 OUTDOOR Results Meet Meet Meet Meet Meet

1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

TTU Invitational, March 27 -- (1st place, five teams) JSU Invitational, April 3 -- (4th place, 18 teams) TSU Invitational, April 10 -- (no team scores) Vandy Invitational, April 17 -- (no team scores) OVC Outdoor Championships, April 30-May 1 -- (5th place, nine teams)

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2010 Individual Times/Distances Madison Borden

TSU-I 29’ 1.75” -- -- -- --

Sewanee-I 34 ‘9” 35’ 6.75” -- -- --

OVC-I 34’ -- -- -- --

TTU-O -- -- 70’ 11” 101’ 1” 120’ 8.5”

JSU-O -- -- -- 82’ 8” 127’ 2”

TSU-O -- -- -- 97’ 1.5” 121’ 9”

VAN-O -- -- -- 103’ 6” 122’ 11”

OVC-O ---104’ 1” 133’ 3”

Leayn Carter

TSU-I 17’ 0.75” 33’ 10.25”

Sewanee-I 17’ 4.75” 35’ 3.25”

OVC-I 16’ 9.75” 34’ 6.25”

TTU-O 17’ 1” 36’ 0.5”

JSU-O 16’ 7.25” 34’ 7”

TSU-O 16’ 8” 34’ 3.5”

VAN-O 17’ 5.5” --

OVC-O 17’ 6.75” 33’ 11.25”

TSU-I -- 1:03.14 --

Sewanee-I -- 1:03.91 --

OVC-I -- 1:01.67 --

TTU -O -- 1:01.11 1:13.12

JSU-O -- 1:01.12 1:13.24

TSU-O -- 59.70 1:12.71

VAN-O -- 59.70 --

OVC-O -1:00.14 --

Ifey Eguzo

TSU-I 7.65 -- 27.22

Sewanee-I 7.57 -- 27.58

OVC-I 7.65 -- 26.99

TTU -O -- 13.09 26.91

JSU-O -- 12.88 27.09

TSU-O -- 12.61 26.17

VAN-O -- 12.85 26.17

OVC-O -12.83 26.33

Ashley Evans

TSU-I -- -- -- -- -- --

Sewanee-I 5:38.72 -- 10:50.98 -- -- --

OVC-I -- -- 10:48.07 -- 18:32.55 --

TTU -O -- 5:19 -- -- 19:09.43 --

JSU-O -- -- -- 11:50.50 19:12.22 --

TSU-O -- -- 10:38.51 11:51.52 -- --

VAN-O -- -- -- 11:40.63 18:14.65 --

OVC-O ---11:43.34 18:12.15 40:37.88

Kathryn Forbes

TSU-I 2:42.63 -- 5:58.52

Sewanee-I 2:48.76 -- --

OVC-I 2:43.28 -- 5:50.75

TTU-O 2:42.31 5:30 --

JSU-O 2:39.55 5:26.19 --

TSU-O 2:39.76 5:22.23 --

VAN-O 2:38.20 5:28.15 --

OVC-O 2:34.82 5:18.01 --

Rachel Forbes

TSU-I 9’ 0.25” --

Sewanee-I 8’ 0.5” --

OVC-I 9’ --

TTU -O 7’ 11.5” 119’ 2”

JSU-O 8’ 9” 117’ 5”

TSU-O 9’ 6” 112’ 9”

VAN-O -- 111’ 5”

OVC-O 9’ 5.75” 109’ 1”

TSU-I -- 35’ 1.25” -- --

Sewanee-I 30’ 7” 33’ 10.75” -- --

OVC-I -- 31’ 1” -- --

TTU -O -- -- 95’ 7” 105’ 10”

JSU-O -- -- 90’ 5” 92’ 8”

TSU-O -- -- 89’ 6” 102’ 8”

VAN-O -- -- 83’ 7” 104’ 0”

OVC-O --90’ 6” 103’ 5”

TSU-I 2:26.45 -- -- --

Sewanee-I 2:34.31 -- -- 5:42.46

OVC-I 2:36.04 -- -- 5:24.56

TTU -O 2:29.7 5:14 -- --

JSU-O 2:29.03 5:08.43 -- --

TSU-O 2:46.79 -- -- --

VAN-O 2:19.58 4:59.06 11:17.22 --

OVC-O 2:23.53 5:02.88 ---

Krysten Joshen

TSU-I -- -- 28.54 -- --

Sewanee-I 7.70 -- -- 14’ 11.5” 34’ 1.5”

OVC-I 7.79 -- 27.86 -- 33’ 1”

TTU-O -- 13.46 27.06 16’ 1” 34’ 45”

JSU-O -- 13.11 -- -- 33’ 5.75”

TSU-O -- 12.91 26.88 -- 33’ 1”

VAN-O -- 13.22 26.58 -- --

OVC-O -13.10 27.23 ---

Sarah Kmet

TSU-I 4’ 11”

Sewanee-I 4’ 9.75”

OVC-I 5’ 0.25”

TTU -O 4’ 10”

JSU-O 5’ 1”

TSU-O 4’ 9”

VAN-O 5’ 0.25”

OVC-O 5’ 0.25”

Katie Lowery

TSU-I 8’ 6”

Sewanee-I 9’ 6.25”

OVC-I 9’ 6”

TTU-O 9’ 6”

JSU-O 8’ 9”

TSU-O 9’ 6”

VAN-O 10’ 0”

OVC-O 9’ 11.75”

Katherine Lynn

TSU-I 5’ 1”

Sewanee-I 5’ 1.75”

OVC-I 5’ 2.25”

TTU -O 5’ 4”

JSU-O 5’ 7”

TSU-O 4’ 11”

VAN-O 5’ 3.75”

OVC-O 5’ 6”

Shot Put Weight Throw Javelin Hammer Discus Long Jump Triple Jump

Danielle Catlett 55m Hurdles 400m 400m Hurdles

55m 100m 200m

Mile Run 1,500m 3,000m 3,000m Steeplechase 5,000m 10,000m

800m 1,500m Mile Run

Pole Vault Javelin

Rebecca Forbes

Shot Put Weight Throw Javelin Discus

Traci Jones

800m 1,500m 3,000m Mile Run

55m 100m 200m Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault

High Jump

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2010 Individual Times/Distances Meagan Lyons

TSU-I 8.42 -- -- -- --

Sewanee-I 8.39 -- -- 27.20 5’ 1.75”

OVC-I 8.32 -- -- -- 5’ 2.25”

TTU -O -- 15.02 13.08 26.44 5’ 2”

JSU-O -- 14.82 -- -- 5’ 3”

TSU-O -- 14.72 12.57 -- 4’ 9”

VAN-O -- 14.91 12.70 -- 5’ 1.75”

OVC-O -- 14.79 --5’ 4.25”

Ashley Mayhew

TSU-I 40’ 7.75” 50’ 4.75” -- --

Sewanee-I -- -- -- --

OVC-I 40’ 4.75” 50’ 4.5” -- --

TTU -O 39’ 10.25” -- 132’ 6” 108’ 3”

JSU-O 41’ 6.5” -- 140’ 7” --

TSU-O 41’ 9” -- 136’ 2.5” --

VAN-O 41’ 10.75” -- 134’ 0” --

OVC-O 41’ 8.5” -133’ 11” --

Tiffany Palmer

TSU-I 5:41.83 -- -- 19:20.62 --

Sewanee-I 5:29.64 -- 10:58.16 -- --

OVC-I -- -- 10:42.94 18:20.28 --

TTU -O -- 5:05 -- 19:00.95 --

JSU-O -- -- -- 18:49.47 --

TSU-O -- 4:57.33 10:41.81 -- --

VAN-O -- -- -- 18:00.66 --

OVC-O ---18:36.60 38:25.96

Stephanie Place

TSU-I -- -- -- --

Sewanee-I -- -- -- --

OVC-I -- -- -- --

TTU -O 4:58.00 -- 17:49.00 --

JSU-O -- -- 18:04.83 --

TSU-O 4:44.65 10:10.19 -- --

VAN-O -- -- 17:11.59 --

OVC-O --17:42.53 37:04.41

Justine Phillips

TSU-I 7.71 -- --

Sewanee-I 7.66 -- 27.86

OVC-I 7.63 -- 27.60

TTU-O -- 13.58 27.56

JSU-O -- 13.48 27.50

TSU-O -- 13.09 27.27

VAN-O -- 13.37 27.10

OVC-O -13.03 26.90

Jenna Philpott

TSU-I -- -- 15’ 6.25”

Sewanee-I 1:06.55 2:39.66 15’ 6.25”

OVC-I -- 2:30.36 15’ 7.75”

TTU -O -- 2:35.64 15’ 11.25”

JSU-O -- -- --

TSU-O -- -- --

VAN-O -- -- --

OVC-O ----

Allison Price

TSU-I 7.46 -- 1:02.64

Sewanee-I 7.37 27.01 --

OVC-I 7.52 26.27 59.34

TTU -O -- 26.51 --

JSU-O -- -- --

TSU-O -- -- 59.78

VAN-O -- -- 59.37

OVC-O -25.75 58.01

Amanda Simmons

TSU-I 2:35.80 -- 5:47.08

Sewanee-I 2:40.61 -- 6:02.43

OVC-I 2:27.67 -- 5:32.87

TTU -O 2:33.41 5:16 --

JSU-O 2:28.96 5:12.42 --

TSU-O 2:33.87 5:10.76 --

VAN-O 2:27.27 5:12.43 --

OVC-O 2:25.78 5:08.03 --

TSU-I --

Sewanee-I --

OVC-I --

TTU -O --

JSU-O --

TSU-O 4’ 5”

VAN-O --

OVC-O --

TSU-I 1:03.36

Sewanee-I 1:03.48

OVC-I 1:01.59

TTU -O 1:00.89

JSU-O 1:01.91

TSU-O --

VAN-O --

OVC-O 59.85

Haley Wennerstrom TSU-I Shot Put Weight Throw Javelin Hammer Discus

26’ 7” -- -- -- --

Sewanee-I 28’ 5.75” 31’ 10.25” -- -- --

OVC-I 28’ 9” -- -- -- --

TTU-O -- -- 58’ 6” 65’ 11.5” 91’ 10”

JSU-O -- -- 75’ 11” 88’ 11” --

TSU-O -- -- 74’ 5.5” 98’ 7.25” 83’ 5”

VAN-O -- -- 71’ 7” 99’ 9” 95’ 2”

OVC-O --84’ 1” 89’ 6” --

Lacy Yslas Shot Put Weight Throw Javelin Discus

TSU-I -- 33’ 3.75” -- --

Sewanee-I 32’ 11.25” 38’ 4.25” -- --

OVC-I 35’ 2.5” 39’ 7.25” -- --

TTU-O -- -- 85’ 9 “ 130’ 2.5”

JSU-O 34’ 5” -- -- 124’ 4”

TSU-O 35’ 1” -- 69’ 8.25” 134’ 10”

VAN-O 36’ 11” -- 82’ 8” 127’ 5”

OVC-O --87’ 4” 136’ 10”

55m Hurdles 100m Hurdles 100m 200m High Jump Shot Put Weight Throw Hammer Discus Mile Run 1,500m 3,000m 5,000m 10,000m

1,500m 3000m 5,000m 10,000m 55m 100m 200m

400m 800m Long Jump 55m 200m 400m

800m 1,500m Mile Run

Sarah Smith

High Jump

Emily Weinzetl 400m

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All-Time Top Five Outdoor Performances The fastest, highest, longest and strongest performers in Tech’s track & field history

All-Time Top Five Through 2010 Season

10,000m Run Stephanie Place.................... 36:29.64............2007 Dena Adams.......................... 37:41.73............1997 Tiffany Palmer....................... 38:24.84............2009 Lucy Hale................................ 38:33.48............2002 Ashley Evans.......................... 39:02.95............2006

Running Events 100m Dash Bethany Burney................... 11.92..................2004 Meagan Lyons...................... 12.3 (h)..............2009 Ashley Kendrick................... 12.58..................2005 Joanna Gerold...................... 12.61..................2003 Ifey Eguzo . .....................12.61.............2010

Hurdles Events 100m Hurdles Meagan Lyons...................... 14.33..................2009 Carmen Tucker...................... 14.85..................2001 Joanna Gerold...................... 15.41..................2003 Kimbel Lea............................. 15.72..................2005 Kelly Carmichael.................. 16.18..................1995

200m Dash Allison Price........................... 25.58..................2009 Bethany Burney................... 25.32..................2004 Melissa Williams................... 26.02..................2001 Ifey Eguzo.......................26.17.............2010 Ashley Kendrick................... 26:39..................2005 Christina Judon holds the second-best 800m time in Tech track history.

400m Dash Allison Price........................... 58.01..................2010 Brelinda Johnson................. :58.91.................2002 Leah Watson.......................... :59.59.................2006 Danielle Catlett...............:59.70............2010 Emily Weinzetl.................:59.85............2010 800m Run Keri Coulthard....................... 2:17.02...............2007 Michelle Kline....................... 2:18.27...............2001 Traci Jones.......................2:19.58..........2010 Melanie Mickle..................... 2:21.29...............2000 Stephanie Ward.................... 2:22.84...............2003

400m Hurdles Carmen Tucker...................... 1:04.00...............2001 Kimbel Lea............................. 1:05.50...............2005 Joanna Gerold...................... 1:06.24...............2003 Kelly Carmichael.................. 1:06.31...............1996 Alathea Thompson.............. 1:08.92...............2005 3000m Steeplechase Alathea Thompson.............. 11:23.52............2006 Ashley Evans.......................... 11:40.63............2010 Richelle Wardell.................... 12:19.95............2002 Catherine Baites................... 12:20.25............2008 Emily Chaney........................ 12:21.00............2001

1500m Run Keri Light................................ 4:38.75...............2009 Michelle Kline....................... 4:41.11...............2002 Stephanie Place.................... 4:44.65...............2010 Alathea Thompson.............. 4:57.57...............2006 Tiffany Palmer....................... 4:56.66...............2009

Stephanie Place set every distance record

3000m Run Stephanie Place.................... 10:08.01............2007 Lucy Hale................................ 10:30.58............2002 Keri Light................................ 10:30.59............2009 Dena Adams.......................... 10:38.00............1997 Ashley Evans.......................... 10:38.51............2010 5000m Run Stephanie Place.................... 17:05.83............2008 Dena Adams.......................... 17:59.58............1997 Tiffany Palmer....................... 18:00.66............2010 Keri Light................................ 18:12.14............2009 Ashley Evans.......................... 18:12.15............2010

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Joanna Gerold is on the charts in both the 100m and 400m hurdles events.

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All-Time Top Five Outdoor Performances Javelin Richelle Wardell.................... 123’ 10”..............2002 Rachel Forbes........................ 119’2”.................2010 Jessica Savage...................... 114’3”.................2005 Christina Stolaas.................. 113’1”.................2005 Karen Burchfield.................. 108’6”.................2005 Pole Vault Katie Lowery...................10’ 0”.............2010 Rachel Forbes........................ 9’ 6”.....................2008 Jennifer Ezell......................... 8’ 0”.....................2003 Joanna Gerold...................... 7’ 0”.....................2006

4x800m Relay at Sewanee Relays............... 9:42.71...............1999 at Sewanee Relays............... 9:44.71...............2001 at Mt. Laurel Relays............. 9:52.44...............2002 Distance Medley Relays at Sea Ray Relays.................. 12:24.66............2002 at OVC Indoor....................... 13:13.34............2005 at Disney Relays................... 13:51.69............2001 Sprint Medley Relays at Disney Relays................... 4:25.53...............2001

Hammer Ashley Mayhew...............140’ 7”...........2010 Casey Stinson........................ 129’ 2”................2003 Madison Borden.............104’ 1”...........2010 Haley Wennerstrom........99’ 9”.............2010 Ginger WIlkey

Field Events Long Jump Shenika Moore..................... 18’ 0.5”...............2006 Buffy Bright............................ 17’ 10.75”..........1999 Lauren Addie......................... 17’ 7”...................2005 Kimbel Lea............................. 17’ 7”...................2005 Leayn Carter.......................... 17’ 6.7”...............2010 Triple Jump Lauren Addie......................... 36’ 8.25”.............2007 Raela Washington................ 36’ 1.25”.............2004 Leayn Carter.......................... 36’ 0.5””..............2009 Kimbel Lea............................. 35’ 6”...................2006 Carmen Tucker...................... 34’ 7”...................2002 High Jump Katherine Lynn................5’ 7”...............2010 Amy Campbell...................... 5’ 7”.....................2005 Victoria Brown...................... 5’ 4.25”...............2006 Meagan Lyons...................... 5’ 4”.....................2009 Ashley Brady.......................... 5’ 3”.....................2006 Shot Put Suzanne Roberson.............. 44’ 7.5”...............2001 Ashley Mayhew...............43’ 3.25”........2009 Sherita Moore....................... 39’ 11”................2003 Lauren Elmore...................... 27’ 6.75”.............2008 Lacy Yslas.........................36’ 11”...........2010 Discus Suzanne Roberson.............. 143’ 0”................2001 Sherita Moore....................... 142’ 8”................2002 Lacy Yslas.........................136’ 10”.........2010 Madison Borden.............133’ 3”...........2010 Ashley Mayhew...............125’ 5”...........2008

Jessica Savage

Relay Events 4x100m Relay at Vanderbilt Invitat............ 48.38..................2010 at Murray State Invit. ......... 48.90..................2009 at OVC Championship....... 49.45..................2003 at TSU Invitational............... 49:46..................2005 at JSU Invit............................. 49:63..................2010 4x200m Relay at Sea Ray Relays.................. 1:45.69...............2002 at Disney Relays................... 1:50.62...............2001 at TSU Invitational............... 1:53.79...............2005 at Austin Peay Invitat......... 1:55.30...............2007 at Sewanee Relays............... 2:01.18...............1992 4x400m Relay at Vanderbilt Inv................... 3:59.39...............2003 at OVC Championship....... 3:59.67...............2010 at OVC Championship....... 4:00.57...............2001 at OVC Championship....... 4:01.92...............2006 at OVC Championship....... 4:03.59...............2009

Alathea Thompson set the school mark in the steeplechase at the 2006 OVC Championships

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Athletics Administration DR. BOB BELL University President - Florida 1969 Dr. Robert (Bob) Bell, now in his 11th year as President of Tennessee Tech, is an avid supporter of TTU and Ohio Valley Conference sports. He currently chairs the OVC President’s Board of Directors. Bell became TTU’s President in 2000 after serving as dean, associate dean, assistant dean, and a chairperson in the university’s College of Business. After taking the post, he oversaw the reorganization of the athletics department, bringing in a full-time athletic director for the first time in almost 20 years. He has also been involved in statewide economic development on behalf of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, working on the THEC master plan focusing on links among higher education and stakeholders in business, health care and state government. Bell has served four terms on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award’s Board of Examiners and was appointed a charter member of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence in 1992, serving on the group’s panel of judges from 1994 to 2005. He represented Tennessee as a state delegate to the White House Conference on North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994 and spent two years as an economic development consultant for the nation of Mauritius.

Dr. Bell has served on or chaired a variety of professional, regional and national organizations, including the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business International, the Southern Business Association, the North American Case Research Association, the Tennessee College Association, and a number of Tennessee higher education task forces, among others. In 2005, Bell was named the first recipient of the Ned R. McWherter Leadership Award, presented by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. In the scholarly arena, he has been published extensively in the fields of management, organizational design, computer science and quality/productivity management, authoring two books and more than 70 articles, case studies and papers. Bell is also well known and respected in the Cookeville community. He has chaired the Cookeville-Area Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, the Regional Quality Council and the Putnam Tomorrow Task Force for the Putnam County Commission. A past president of the local YMCA, Bell currently chairs the Cookeville Industrial Development Board and is a member of the Board of Directors for CityScape and Blood Assurance Corp. He has been an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America since 1988 and serves on the executive board for the Middle Tennessee Council of BSA. He is also a member of the Cookeville Rotary and Evening Lions Clubs.

MARK WILSON Director of Athletics - Maine 1991 Mark Wilson’s first six years as Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech have been highlighted by vision, energy, and enthusiasm. Those factors have facilitated growth and excellence in all areas and have placed the focus on generating a better student-athlete experience. Wilson is currently serving an appointment on the NCAA Leadership Council through April, 2011. It gives the Ohio Valley Conference, TTU and Wilson a voice in a variety of strategic decisions that can affect intercollegiate athletics. Wilson, 41, has led athletics to several milestone accomplishments during his first six years, including enhanced facilities and fund raising, high profile staff additions, and compliance and academic success. Under Wilson’s guidance, the program has continued to focus on the academic success of its student-athletes, with soaring numbers each semester on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Tech’s studentathletes have achieved their highest overall combined semester GPAs. Wilson also developed a strategic plan for Tech’s athletic facilities and has already seen some of those plans become reality. During the past three years Tech has completed several construction projects to athletic facilities, including resurfacing the outdoor tennis courts, a new natural grass practice field, installation of new turf in Tucker Stadium, renovating the running track, renovating the football offices, meeting rooms and locker rooms, and new lights at Tucker Stadium. Most recently, Athletics opened a spacious, new basketball office complex in

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Eblen Center and construction is underway on an new Athletic Performance Center on the western edge of campus. Additional building plans call for a new student-athlete center. Another step achieved under Wilson’s direction has been increased fund raising and development efforts with the goal of providing the necessary resources for Tech’s student-athletes, coaches and staff. All of those accomplishments have come while the department has continued to stay focused on compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations. Wilson was named Director of Athletics on July 1, 2004. He came to Tennessee Tech from Ohio University. Since his first day at Tech, Wilson has made rapid and steady progress. He began by restructuring the department and implementing plans for a better student-athlete experience. In addition, athletics launched a dynamic new website, gained NCAA certification and was found in complete compliance, created a far-reaching “WIN” program for academic success, opened an entertaining and popular Tailgate Park, and started plans for two capital projects. Before going to Ohio, Mark served as the Director of Athletic Marketing for the University of Massachusetts. He also worked as a graduate assistant in the UMass athletic department and interned with the Northwestern University ticketing and marketing departments. Wilson received his bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Maine in physical education and health, and earned his master’s in sports management from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. Mark and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters, Katey (15) and Meaghan (10).

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Administration and Staff/Coaches Athletics Administration

Baseball Matt Bragga

Basketball (M) Mike Sutton

Golf (W) Brandy Stout

Basketball (W) Sytia Messer

Soccer Daniel Brizard

Ticket Office

Sandy Zimmerman

Joe Erdeljac Frank Harrell Athletics Trainer Associate A.D.

Dr. Lance Jasitt Tammie McMillan Misty Pearson Assistant A.D. Assistant A.D. Corporate Sales & Marketing

Dr. Jeff Roberts Rob Schabert Faculty Rep Assistant A.D.

Ben Shannon Facilities and Events

CC & Track Tony Cox

Softball Tory Acheson

Football Watson Brown

Tennis (M) Kenny Doyle

Strength & Conditioning

Marketing & Sales

Megan James

Facilities

Tyler Birdwell

Matt Dexter

Cheerleading & Dance

Clerical Staff

Patrena Hicks

Golden Eagle Head Coaches

Volleyball John Blair

Allison Price

Chip Pugh

Kim Meredith

Golf (M) Craig King

Grant Swallows Mandy Thatcher Compliance & Associate A.D. Special Events

Jessica Mathis

Kim Nash

Peggie Parrott

Debbie Turnbow

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Winning in the Classroom Tennessee Tech’s commitment to its student-athletes is evident. The support personnel and resources available provide Golden Eagle student-athletes with the tools needed for success. The success of Tennessee Tech University’s athletic teams is tied closely to the academic progress of each student-athlete, and the academic performance of each Tech student-athlete is closely monitored by the coaching staff as well as an experienced staff in Academic Services. Tech’s student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. Each semester, the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll pays tribute to more than 150 students in athletics, including athletes, trainers, managers and cheerleaders, and the overall GPA of the department has climbed steeply in the past seven semesters. Student-athletes are the most visible component of a university, entertaining thousands of fans, students, alumni, family and friends. Their athletic abilities and achievements are a focus for national attention, as athletic events not only bring back faithful alumni, but serve as a welcome mat to the university for potential new stu- Marilyn Borch-Jensen dents. Academic Student-athletes devote many hours to practice, conditioning and training in an effort to be the best they Advisement can be. These hours are not required by non-athletes in the student body, and these extra demands can compete Secretary with academics for the student-athlete’s time and energy. The Tech Athletics Department works to provide help with course content (through tutors and monitored study hours) as well as with time management and study skills and any other academic support services that will allow Tech student-athletes to maximize their academic potential.

ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-America

ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-America District IV

Tennessee Tech University student-athletes have achieved Academic All-America honors 36 times since 1976.

District IV consists of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Alabama.

1976....................................... Donley Canary, Baseball 1978...................................... Pat Kannapel, Basketball 1982.................................. Jerilynn Harper, Basketball 1985..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1986.................................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987..............................................Derek Lane, Baseball 1987..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987.................................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1988..................................................Jim Cornelius, Golf 1990............................................Lisa Johnson, Softball 1993...........................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1996...................................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1996.......................................... Stacy Hughes, Softball 1996................................Dena Adams, Cross Country 1997...................................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1997..............................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1998 ................................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1999........................................Adnan Hadzialic, Tennis 1999........................................ Wes Gallagher, Football 2000..........................................Diane Seng, Basketball 2000.........................................Nick Solomon, Football 2001............................................ Janet Holt, Basketball 2002............................................ Janet Holt, Basketball 2002................................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2003....................................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003................................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2004....................................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2005...................................... Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2007.............................................. Beth Boden, Softball 2008......................................Thomas Nelson, Baseball 2008.............................................. Beth Boden, Softball 2008.................................. Stephanie Fischer, Softball 2009...........................................Taylor Askew, Football 2009..........................................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2010....................................................... Josh Simer, Golf

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1985.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1985..............................Barry Wilmore, Football 1985......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986...............................Joel Chandler, Football 1986.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987................................. Ed deHass, Basketball 1987................................... Derek Lane, Baseball 1987.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1987..................................Clark Richey, Football 1988....................................... Jim Cornelius, Golf 1990...............................Steve Arnette, Baseball 1990...............................Tuesday Frase, Softball 1990................................. Lisa Johnson, Softball 1990..........................Spencer Hissam, Football 1991................................Ted Lockerby, Football 1991.........................................Ben Holt, Baseball 1991................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1992................................Ted Lockerby, Football 1992................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1993................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1993.........................................Ben Holt, Baseball 1994.....................Mary Beth Coombs, Softball 1995.................................... Scott Trent, Football 1995............................................Lisa Phipps, Golf 1995...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1996.................................. Jason Matson, Tennis 1996................................Stacy Hughes, Softball 1996................ Kelly Carmichael, Track & Field 1996........................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1996................................Brandy Henry, Softball 1996...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1996.............. Meggan Toohey, Cross Country 1997................................Stacy Hughes, Softball 1997........................Dena Adams, Track & Field

1997.......................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1997....................................... Wade Morrell, Golf 1997................................. Jeff Norman, Football 1997............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1997...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1998...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 1998................................. Taylor Ralph, Baseball 1998......................................Amy Ayers, Softball 1998.......................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1998............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1999...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 1999...................Collin Carmichael, Basketball 1999............................. Adnan Hadzialic, Tennis 1999........................................Shane Sewell, Golf 1999............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1999..................Kevin Boucher, Cross Country 1999................ Steven Gordon, Cross Country 2000...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 2000..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2000...................Collin Carmichael, Basketball 2000................................Brandy Henry, Softball 2000.............................Mirza Duranovic, Tennis 2000..............................Nick Solomon, Football 2001..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2001........................... Grant Swallows, Football 2001............................... Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2001........................................Julie Tryon, Soccer 2002..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2002................................. Brent Jolly, Basketball 2002.........................LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2002..................Stephanie Ward, Track & Field 2002...................................... Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2002............................... Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2002...................................... Trey Perry, Football 2003......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003 .......................LeeAnne Mongar, Softball

2003...................................... Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2004......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2004.................................... Brett Vavra, Football 2004............................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005...................................... Eric Anderson, Golf 2005........................... Michelle Brigano, Soccer 2005................................Jess Seyfert, Volleyball 2005............................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005....................................Jon Mahan, Football 2006........................Leah Watson, Track & Field 2006................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2006....................................Jon Mahan, Football 2007................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2007................................Taylor Askew, Football 2007.................... Bradley Thompson, Football 2008................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2008........................Stephanie Fischer, Softball 2008...........................Thomas Nelson, Baseball 2008............................Keri Coulthard, CC/Track 2008................................Taylor Askew, Football 2008.................... Bradley Thompson, Football 2008................................... Kathryn Lally, Soccer 2008....................................Taren Brown, Soccer 2008...............................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009...............................Frank Davis, Basketball 2009......................................Keri Light, CC/Track 2009.........................Stephanie Place, CC/Track 2009...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2009...............................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009................................Taylor Askew, Football 2010......................................Lee Henry, Baseball 2010............................Chad Oberacker, Baeball 2010...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2010.............................................Josh Simer, Golf Total honors since1985................................106

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Dr. LANCE JASITT Assistant Athletics Director / Academics and Student Welfare

Dr. Lance Jasitt serves as Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare. He has served in compliance and administrative operations roles in the Tech Athletics Department since 1998. Dr. Jasitt plays a key role in the academic success of each of Tech’s varsity studentathletes, managers, and graduate assistants. His primary goals are to provide guidance and academic resources to permit student-athletes to maintain their academic eligibility under NCAA rules and to progress to graduation. In this process, Dr. Jasitt serves as a primary liaison between coaches and faculty. A detail-oriented person and a diligent worker, Dr. Jasitt has developed a solid understanding of the operations of the Athletics Department, the staff and the needs of its student-athletes. In addition to his administrative role within Athletics, Dr. Jasitt is also highly involved in promoting reading and literacy at all age levels. He was the 2008-09 president of the TTU Council of the International Reading Association and is still actively involved in that organization. He also has served on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women for seven years. Raised in York, Pa., he earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1978 and added a master’s in public administration from Valdosta State University in 1987. In 1993, he received a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University and added a Ph.D. in literacy education from Tennessee Tech in 2004. Dr. Jasitt is a former Commander in the U.S. Navy. His wife of 30 years, Donna White Jasitt, is a former Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. They have two children, Ian and Meagan. Ian recently received his second degree from Tech, this one in Environmental Geology. Meagan is a senior Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Stephanie Place accepts her OVC Academic Medal from conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher

The “WIN” program: Work Intensely Now The WIN Program was implemented in the fall semester of 2004 to provide additional support for freshmen and student-athletes whose general academic progress places them at risk for maintaining eligibility and graduating. The program involves the student-athlete, coach(es), academic advisor, tutors, and others to build academic skills for success. Participation in the program is primarily based on grades, and coaches or the academic advisor may recommend additional participation at any time. All incoming freshmen meet at least one time per week with their coach to discuss academic progress and needs as well as time management and study skill techniques. Other aspects of the program include monitored study hours, tutoring, and study skills workshops.

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Emphasizing Player DEVELOPMENT The Tennessee Tech strength and conditioning program is a blend of science, technology, nutrition and one-on-one attention to each athlete. Golden Eagle student-athletes make a year-round commitment to physically preparing to play their sport at the highest level. At TTU, a program is tailored to match each student-athlete’s individual needs with the sport-specific physical demands. This includes strength, speed, power, agility, flexibility, metabolic conditioning and motivation. This combination allows Tennessee Tech’s student-athletes to better reach their specific goals. Another major focus of the strength staff is the development of sport-specific speed, agility and conditioning.

CHIP PUGH Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Chip Pugh is in his fifth year as Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning head coach. He oversees the physical development of student-athletes in all 14 sports, providing support in building toward championships. Pugh served three years in the same position at Winthrop University where he created and developed a highly successful strength and conditioning program that helped win 12 conference championships. An alumnus of Ohio University, he was an offensive lineman on the football team while earning a bachelor’s degree in Sport Industry and a master’s degree in Physical Education. Pugh believes that the qualities that athletes can develop in strength and conditioning will not only aid in their athletic development, but will also help them build quality character components necessary for life. A native of Parkersburg, W. Va., he began his coaching career at his alma mater as an assistant strength and conditioning coach where he primarily worked with men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s swimming, and women’s soccer. He also assisted coach Ethan Reeve, currently the head strength and conditioning coach at Wake Forest, with football while at Ohio. After leaving Ohio University he became the head Golden Eagle strength and conditioning coach for football at Marietta (Ohio) College, where he also worked as an assistant footStrength All-Americans ball coach. Additionally, during his two years at Marietta under Chip Pugh College he also served as a campus minister to the college. Awarded by the National Strength Pugh is a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Association. He also holds the 2007 Katie Sutherland, Softball Club Coach certification through USA Weightlifting. Amadi McKenzie, Men’s Basketball 2008 He is a Level-I certified CrossFit trainer and conducts Allison Price, Women’s Basketball personal training classes open to the public using the John Jackson, Football CrossFit methods. 2009 Blair Bowens, Women’s Basketball Chip and his wife, the former Nicole Carey, were marKelechi Odu, Football 2010 Kaleigh Gates, Softball ried July 29, 2000. They live in Cookeville, where they are Elijah Muhammad, Basketball active in sprint triathlons and CrossFit. They had their first child, Rory Love Pugh, on October 16, 2010.

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By taking advantage of expert instruction, Golden Eagle student-athletes are afforded every opportunity to maximize their athletic potential Development of Core Strength Imagine the body is a 3-link chain with the head and arms being one link, the torso.trunk being the second link and the legs being the third link. If the core link (trunk/torso) is weak or inflexible, there is little chance of maximizing potential because all body movement stems from the core.

Make workouts short and intense There are many philosophies on how to get athletes stronger, faster and more flexible. But, when combined, these philosophies have the same three underlying principles: a) The workouts should be highly organized b) The workouts should be short in duration c) The workouts should be extremely intense

Train using ground-based, multi-joint lifting versus machine lifting The following are recommendations for athletes Most athletes participate in stand up power sports using concerning days and times of strength training many muscle groups at once. The emphasis of training (including warm-ups): should be on total body athleticism and flexibility rather than * In-season: 3 days / week; 30-40 minutes/workout having body weight supported by a machine and forcing * Post-season: 3-4 days / week; 45-60 minutes/workout isolation of just one muscle group. By incorporating ground* Pre-season: 4 days / week; 50-60 minutes/workout based lifts and exercises that focus on the total body, the athlete becomes more prepared to use their whole body in sport skills.

Assistant Strength Coaches

Train for Power (which results in increased speed) Power = (Mass Moved x Distance)/time. The less time it takes to move a mass a certain distance, the higher the output. As seen in the above formula, an increase in speed of movements results in an increase in power. Train Athleticism Many factors are included in athleticism: strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, coordination, fitness level and mental toughness are just a few. It is the goal to maximize an athlete’s overall athleticism.

Kristina Hortert

Elijah Muhammad

Train as a Team When teams train together, it provides another opportunity to develop chemistry, teamwork, leadership skills and a competitive environment. Within this competitive environment, teams can work on mental toughness, attacking the weights and maintaining a positive attitude. By enabling athletes to work on these things as a team, it helps to promote a stronger sense of unity, therefore making it harder to “fold” under pressure.

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Sports Medicine Responsible for providing medical coverage, recognition and treatment of injuries, and rehabilitation for all 14 intercollegiate teams and more than 300 student-athletes. Tennessee Tech’s Sports Medicine department provides some of the most complete and advanced care available.

JOE

ERDELJAC

Assistant Athletic Trainers

Head Athletics Trainer West Virginia 1988 Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 as Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech University. Erdeljac previously served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech for seven years, and worked for nine years with high school athletes for the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to 1999. During that time, he was the Athletic Trainer for the men’s basketball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac began his career in 1988 as an undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Physical Education, he took a graduate assistant position at Austin Peay and received his master’s degree in 1989. His first full-time position was Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University prior to joining the Tech staff. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the CRMC as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter. During his time with CRMC, he was a volunteer athletic trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, working with the basketball teams and other Olympic team members A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), he is also in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) and is currently serving as president of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). Joe and his wife, Jessica, have one daughter, Riley Grace, born on December 15, 2008.

Dr. William C. Francis Athletic Training Complex Tennessee Tech University’s athletic training complex was renamed the Dr. William C. Francis Student Therapy/Athletic Training Complex on November 7, 1992, in recognition of the dedicated, long-time team physician who was instrumental in the health care of all Tech studentathletes for 35 years. The state-of-the-art facility is located in the east side of Tucker Stadium. A 1953 Tech graduate who served as the football team’s captain and was president of the student body, Dr. Francis was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. Dr. Francis passed away on October 13, 1996.

Upton Dabney

Adrienne Wilson

UPTON DABNEY --

Upton Dabney joined the athletic training staff at Tennessee Tech in 2008 after serving five years at Oregon Tech where he personally handled all of the sports medicine needs for the school’s 11-sport athletic program. A graduate of Morristown (Tenn.) East High School, he earned a degree from the Tennessee Institute of Electronics, worked for several years in the computer field, and in 1992 joined the U.S. Air Force where he worked in the medical field at Offutt AFB (Neb.) for four years. In 1996, Dabney returned to school for athletic training at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and worked at the University of Nebraska Medical School. He transferred to East Tennessee State in 1998, serving as a student athletic trainer before earning his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in 2001. He spent one year at Emporia (Kan.) State beginning graduate studies, then interned at Jacksonville (Fla.) University and finished a master’s degree in physical education while at The Citadel (SC) in 2003-04.

JAKE FOX --

Jake Fox, a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the past two years, is a new assistant athletic trainer at Tennessee Tech University in 201011. Fox, 33, earned his masters degree in clinical exercise physiology while at Chattanooga, receiving it in May. A native of Canandaigua, N.Y., Fox earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from East Carolina University where he worked with the football, volleyball and baseball teams, and also with high school teams in the area. He served as a graduate assistant in athletics at Chattanooga for two years. Prior to beginning his collegiate studies, Fox had more than 10 years of service in the U.S. Army, spending his time on active duty as a paratrooper and combat medic. He was in Operation Iraqi Freedom II from 2003 to 2005.

ADRIENNE WILSON --

Adrienne Wilson is in her first year at Tennessee Tech, joining the Sports Medicine staff in October 2009 after earning her master’s degree at the University of New Mexico. A native of San Diego, Calif., Wilson received her bachelor’s degree at the University of North Dakota, and has worked with athletes ranging from high school and college athletics to professional soccer and international competition at the ESPN Winter X Games. As an undergraduate, Wilson was an athletic training student at North Dakota, where she received her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Athletic Training. She also held an internship with the Grand Forks, N.D., high schools. She took a graduate assistant position at the University of New Mexico, earning her master’s degree in Sports Administration. In 2008, she gained additional experience with two temporary positions. She was on the medical staff at the ESPN Winter X Games in 2008, providing services for an international field of extreme sport athletes.

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Sports Medicine Dr. Richard WILLIAMS Team Physician

Dr. Richard Williams, M.S., M.D., serves as the Team Physician for Tennessee Tech student-athletes. A physician at Mid-State Sports Medicine, Dr. Williams has specialized in sports medicine throughout his professional medical career, including experience with high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes. He understands sports medicine from an athlete’s point of view, participating on track and field and basketball teams during his high school and collegiate careers. A 1975 graduate of Crawfordsville (Ind.) High School, Dr. Williams also spent one year as a foreign exchange student in West Germany. He graduated Cum Laude (A.B.) from Dartmouth College, and went on to earn an M.S. degree in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University, and an M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams worked with the Indianapolis Colts training camp and provided volunteer medical support for high school soccer and football teams in Indianapolis during his senior year in medical school, and also served as a research assistant at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center. During his residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, Dr. Williams provided coverage for local high school and college football teams, and worked extensively with the University of Cincinnati athletic teams. He earned an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship with Kentucky Sports Medicine in Lexington, and during the 1994-95 season was the team physician at Eastern Kentucky University, including primary game coverage in football and basketball, and training room coverage for all sports. Since 1995, Dr. Williams has been in practice in the Upper Cumberland. He has assumed primary responsibility, training room care and game coverage and injury treatment for all of Tennessee Tech’s athletic programs along with area high schools.

Dr. Craig MALTMAN Consultant

Dr. Craig Maltman, M.D., is the newest member of the Tennessee Tech sports medicine team. For the past several years, Dr. Maltman has helped to improve the Tech program by providing services as a consultant to the sports medicine staff and a general practitioner for all of Tech’s more than 300 student-athletes. Dr. Maltman is currently on the active staff at the North Cedar Medical Center. Born in Scotland, he was schooled in Canada. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors in 1983, his master’s in Physiology in 1985, and his medical degree in 1987, all from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He also served a two-year residency in family practice at Queen’s before embarking on his professional medical career in 1989.

Dr. James TALMAGE Consultant

Dr. James Talmage, M.D., has over a decade of providing a variety of services to Tennessee Tech’s more than 300 student-athletes as general practitioner and consultant to the sports medicine staff. Currently a physician at the Occupational Health Center, Dr. Talmage moved to Cookeville in 1979 and has worked closely with the Tech sports medicine staff since 1987. While working with all men and women athletes, his primary area is the women’s basketball program. After graduating with a degree in Physiology from The Ohio State University in 1968, he was Summa Cum Laude in 1972 from the OSU medical school. He is Board Certified both in orthopedic surgery and in emergency medicine, and among his published works and lectures have been numerous items relating to athletic injuries and sports medicine.

Kristine GERMANN Physician’s Assistant

Kristine Germann covers several of the women’s sports programs and events at TTU. She specializes in primary care sports medicine and non-surgical orthopedics. A native of Jefferson City, Missouri, Kristine attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School. While there, she was a Division I varsity letterman in volleyball. She then went on to the Medical College of Georgia, completing her PA degree in 1994. She has 10 years of experience in various areas of health care including internal medicine, psychiatry and sports medicine. She has also worked with the LPGA tour in primary care and sports medicine for the professional lady golfers. Kristine has been practicing with Dr. Williams at Mid-State Sports Medicine since 2007.

Medical Support Staff

Physical Therapy for Student-Athletes Golden Eagle Sports Medicine Student Therapy Center is located inside the east side of Tucker Stadium on the TTU campus. The center specializes in athletic and orthopedic injuries and creates a convenient way for students, faculty and staff to attend physical therapy without leaving campus. The center is operated by a community partnership between Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Tennessee Tech.

Dr. Clark Childress Team Dentist

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Sports Hall of Fame Since its creation in 1975, the TTU Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 154 members, whose photos and biographies are featured in the Hall of Fame Gallery in Eblen Center. 1975 Inductees Preston V. (Putty) Overall (1923-67)--Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball Creed Denton McClure (1937-39)--Football, Track B. Holmes Neal (1937-39)--Football Tom Fann (1950-52)--Football James Dearing Miller (1920-25)--Football

1983 Inductees Edward Gracey (1939-42)--Golf, Football, Track Gordon Mason (1957-61)--Football Charles Pangle (1943-45)--Football, Basketball, Baseball W. J. Shumaker (1957-59)--Football Jim Youngblood (1968-72)--Football

1976 Inductees Malcolm P. Quillen (1930-33)--Baseball, Football Raymond H. (Bull) Brown (1933-37)--Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track Elwin W. (Wink) Midgett (1930-34)--Baseball, Basketball, Football Sidney McGee (1939-68)--Sports Information Emmett T. Strickland (1933-36)--Football, Baseball, Basketball

1984 Inductees Edward F. Etzel (1971-74)--Rifle William C. Francis (1949-52)--Football Don Cook (1948-51)--Baseball, Basketball Tommy Hackler (1959-60)--Football Edd Zegarski (1942, 1947-48)--Football, Track

1977 Inductees Hooper Eblen (1941-74)--Basketball, Baseball, Football, Track, Tennis, Golf Kenneth Sidwell (1955-56)--Basketball Joe B. Sills (1927-31)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Wilburn Tucker (1941-67)--Baseball, Football Eddie Watson (1922-28)--Football, Baseball, Basketball 1978 Inductees Benton Bilbrey (1940-43)--Track, Football, Baseball Huland Draper (1937-40)--Baseball, Basketball Jack Van Hooser (1951-54)--Football, Baseball Lonnie Warwick (1961-63)--Football Homer (Rudy) Schmittou (1959-62)--Football, Track 1979 Inductees Carl S. (Cotton) Barlow (1936-39)--Football, Baseball Tom Chilton (1956-57)--Track William Dupes (1949-51)--Football James S. Hagan (1957-60)--Basketball Flavious Smith (1948-52)--Football, Basketball 1980 Inductees Albert Jobe (1927-30)--Football, Baseball, Basketball, Track Jim Ragland (1960-63)--Football Marshall (Stick) Taylor (1953-56)--Football, Basketball David C. Williamson (1927-33)--Football, Basketball Larry Schreiber (1966-69)--Football 1981 Inductees Frank R. Adams (1927-31)--Football Lowell Smith (1958-61)--Football James A. Carlen (1924-27)--Athletics 1982 Inductees David Baxter (1958-61)--Football Kenneth Broyles (1951-53)--Football Bannis Norris (1931-35)--Basketball, Baseball Virgil Rains (1949, 1952-54)--Football Ray Thomas (1957-60)--Football

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1985 Inductees Earl Carrier (1929-34)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Ray Carter (1970-73)--Rifle Homer Hamdorff (1936-39)--Football, Baseball, Basketball Charles (Chuck) Kriese (1970-72)--Tennis 1986 Inductees Glen (Pete) Davis (1938-42)--Basketball, Football Elois Grooms (1972-75)--Football Mike Hennigan (1971-72)--Football Ron Shumate (1957-61)--Baseball, Basketball 1987 Inductees R.L. Highers (1940-43)--Football, Baseball Basketball Frank Jones (1972-76)--Basketball L.C. (Lusk) Stubblefield (1938-42)--Football Baseball 1988 Inductees Everett Derryberry (1940-74)--Administration Herbie Merritt (1956-59)--Basketball Dana Winningham (1972-75)--Football Kenneth (Moe) Wright (1955-57)--Football 1989 Inductees Noble Cody (1952-90)--Athletics James M. Gaylor (1951, 1955-57)--Football, Baseball Gayle Burgess-Hastings (1975-76)--Basketball James G. (Red) Jarell (1944, 46-49)--Football, Basketball 1990 Inductees L.D. (Speedy) Carden (1946-50)--Basketball, Football Pam Chambers-Compton (1976-80)--Basketball Bobby Nichols (1960-63)--Golf Johnny Oldham (1955-64)--Basketball 1991 Inductees Ray Drost (1958-64)--Football, Baseball Ron Filipek (1964-67)--Basketball Rod M. Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Joseph (J.R.) Mulvihill (1967-69)--Football

1992 Inductees Robert Aylward (1970-73)--Rifle Jerilynn Harper (1979-82)--Basketball Jim Harrison (1943-49)--Baseball, Football Marynell Meadors (1970-86)--Basketball, Volleyball 1993 Inductees Marc Burnett (1977-82)--Basketball Dr. William Headrick (1941-43)--Basketball, Baseball Pam Cassity Smith (1973-77)--Basketball Don Wade (1968-82)--Football 1994 Inductees Murray Cunningham (1973-76)--Football Don J. Henderson (1946-49)--Football, Baseball Ed Hooper (1940-1998)--Athletics Hubie Smith Jr. (1950-56)--Golf 1995 Inductees Ed Burns (1975-79)--Football Kurt Fitz-Randolph (1976-80)--Rifle Rodney Moore (1975-79)--Track 1996 Inductees Eldon Burgess (1962-96) and Gene Davidson (1962-98)--Broadcasting Wayne Pack (1970-73)--Basketball Kim Tunnell-Suiter (1982-85)--Volleyball Mike Winchester (1972-75)--Baseball 1997 Inductees Wayne Anderson (1977-80)--Football Donley Canary (1973-77)--Baseball Jim Newkirk (1980-89)--Rifle Cheryl Taylor (1983-87)--Basketball 1998 Inductees Juan Escudero (1986-88)--Tennis Bruce Harris (1955-57)--Basketball Bob Joye (1967-80)--Football Derek Lane (1984-87)--Baseball 1999 Inductees Jim Cornelius (1985-88)--Golf Johnny Donnelly (1989-98)--Supporter Melinda Clayton Hatfield (1986-90)--Basketball Elaine Proffitt Keagle (1978-82)--Rifle 2000 Inductees Bill Branch (1949-52)--Football, Baseball C. Stephen Lynn (1966-69)--Tennis Melanie Marshall (1986-89)--Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Golf John D. Wall (1950-53)--Track Lana Ward (1987-90)--Rifle

2001 Inductees Matt Bulow (1987-90)--Tennis, Paralympics Angela Moorehead (1988-91)-- Basketball Matt Stark (1977-80)--Rifle 2002 Inductees John Fitzpatrick (1969-72)--Football Todd Kemp (1985-88)--Baseball Roschelle Vaughn (1990-92)--Basketball 2003 Inductees Becky Murray Isom (1982-85)--Volleyball Stephen Kite, Sr. (1982-86)--Basketball Steve Moore(1968-83)--Athletics Trainer Raymond Slonena, Sr. (1980-84)--Rifle Barry Wilmore (1982-85)--Football 2004 Inductees Anthony Avery (1986-90)--Basketball Beth Keylon (1992-94)--Softball Andrea Roark (1990-93)--Softball Delores Wheatley (1969-2004)--Academics 2005 Inductees Leonard “Sonny” Allen (1951-54)--Football Scott Baerns (1985-88)--Baseball David Mays (1974-98)--Baseball Coach 2006 Inductees Shawn Monday Smith (1986-90)--Basketball Cecilia Ramsey Fisher (1988-91)--Basketball Angelo Volpe (1987-2000)--President Melanie Gray Walker (1991-95--Golf Bill Worrell (1981-2006)--Basketball Coach 2007 Inductees Dr. Thurston Banks (1973-2006)--Administrator Stacy Hughes Britt (19866-89)--Softball Dr. David Larimore (1976-2006)--Administrator Eddie Scott (1951-54)--Football, Track Ryan Weeks (1986-89)--Football 2008 Inductees Chris Hedman (1986-90)--Tennis Mark Maberry (1994-97)--Baseball John “Shakey” McClellan (1964-2007)--Supporter Rachel Melchiorre (1994-97)--Volleyball Tom Pack (1996-99)--Golf 2009 Inductees Dena Adams Fairley (1995-98)--Cross Country, Track Jim Bishop (1967-71)--Football, Baseball John Moorhead (1955-59)--Football, Track Tony Stone (1955-59/67-73)--Football/Coach Branon Vaughn (1995-99)--Football 2010 Inductees Steve Hawkins (1984-87) -- Baseball Diane Seng Haynes (1996-00) Basketball, Volleyball, Track Brandy Henry Kleeman (1999-00) -- Softball Gene Palmer (1956-60) -- Track, Cross Country

A period of 10 years must pass after they complete their eligibility before athletes can be nominated for the Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Nominations are due each year by June 30.

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Athletics Honors and Awards 2007 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Beth Boden (Softball) 2008 - Stephanie Fischer (Softball) 2009 - Stephanie Place (CC and Track) 2010 - Tacarra Hayes (Basketball)

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Woman of the Year 1991 - Dana Scott (Basketball) 1992 - Cecilia Ramsey (Basketball) 1993 - Bonnie Zoss (Volleyball/Track/BB) 1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Merrie Robin Caldwell (CC/Track) 1997 - Dena Adams (Track/CC) 1998 - Rachel Melchiorre (Volleyball) 1999 - Amber Clark (Basketball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) and Collin Carmichael (Basketball) 2001 - Rachael Gobble (Basketball) and Adrienne Fortmann (Softball) 2002- Janet Holt (Basketball) 2003 - LeeAnne Mongar (Softball) 2004 - Alexis Boyd (Soccer) and Andrea Brown (Basketball) 2005 - Laura Sidorowicz (Volleyball) 2006 - Anne Morrow (Volleyball) 2007 - Kayla Garrison (Golf)

2008 - Beth Boden (Softball) 2009 - Kappy Lang (Volleyball) 2010 - Teresa Craig (Volleyball)

Kirby-Jones

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2009 - Bradley Thompson (Football) 2010 - Josh Simer (Golf)

Man of the Year

Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year

1993 - Ben Holt (Baseball) 1994 - Mike Kinney (Baseball) 1995 - Willie Queen (Football) 1996 - Gerald Bentley (Football) 1997 - Robert Taylor (Football) 1998 - Jeff Norman (Football) 1999 - T.J. Christian (Football) 2000 - Wes Gallagher (Football) 2001 - Larrie Smith (Basketball) 2002- Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Brent Jolly (Basketball) 2004 - Luis Aquerrevere (Tennis) 2005 - Brett Vavra (Football) 2006 - David McMahan (Football) 2007 - Anthony Ash (Football) 2008 - Thomas Nelson (Baseball)

1994 - Beth Keylon (Softball) 1995 - Taunya Lovelace (Basketball) 1996 - Stacy Hughes (Softball) 1997 - Diane Seng (Basketball) 1998 - Diane Seng (Basketbal/VB/Track) 1999 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2000 - Diane Seng (Basketball/Volleyball) 2001 - Janet Holt (Basketball) 2002 - Janet Holt (Basketball) and Lupita Hernandez (Tennis) 2003 - Stephanie Dallmann (Softball) 2004 - Lori Bayless (Softball) 2005 - Emily Christian (Basketball) 2006 - Bonnie Bynum (Softball) and Emily Christian (Basketball)

1994 - Mike Jones (Football) 1995 - Greg Bibb (Basketball) 1996 - Michael Penix (Football) 1997 - Mark Maberry (Baseball) 1998 - Andre Caballero (Football) 1999 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2000 - Branon Vaughn (Football) 2001 - Chad Evitts (Football) 2002 - Grant Swallows (Football) 2003 - Casey Benjamin (Baseball) 2004 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) 2005 - Willie Jenkins (Basketball) and Frank Omiyale (Football) 2006 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2007 - Scott Stallings (Golf) 2008 - Larry Shipp (Football) 2009 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball) 2010 - A.J. Kirby-Jones (Baseball) and Chad Oberacker (Baseball)

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

An Honored Staff Tech Athletics staff members have won many honors and awards since 1986 Tory Acheson - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 2003, 2006 John Blair - Women’s Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 Matt Bragga - Baseball TBCA Coach of he Year - 2009 OVC Coach of the Year - 2010 Bill Branch - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Jennie Gilbert - Volleyball OVC Coach of the Year - 1997 David Green - Athletic Trainer TATS Trainer of the Year - 1994 Frank Harrell - Men’s Basketball TSWA Coach of the Year - 1991 Bobby Holloway - Softball OVC Coach of the Year - 1994 Tom Kelly - Rifle OVC Coach of the Year - 2001 Jeff Lebo - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2000, 2001, 2002 Barry Lewis - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 2008 David Mays - Baseball OVC Coach of the Year -1993, 1995, 1997 George Moody - Rifle OVC Coach of the Year - 2002, 2003

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year

Bobby Nichols - Men’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 1990, 2005 Bobby Nichols - Women’s Golf OVC Coach of the Year - 2000, 2001 Steve Payne - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2006 Jim Ragland - Football OVC Coach of the Year - 1992, 1993 Rob Schabert - Sports Information TTU Outstanding Professional - 2004 Qasim Sheikh - Women’s Soccer OVC Coach of the Year - 1998 Randy Smith - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1991, 1992, 1999, 2006 Randy Smith - Women’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1999 Mike Sutton - Men’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 2005 BWAA Most Courageous, 2006 NSC Kaia Jergenson Courage Award, 2006 Bill Worrell - Women’s Basketball OVC Coach of the Year - 1987, 1990, 1992, 2000 Bill Worrell - Men’s Tennis OVC Coach of the Year - 1986

Raymond Brown..............................1933-1937 Bill Dupes...........................................1954-1962 Hooper Eblen....................................1941-1974 Tom Fann............................................1950-1952 Marynell Meadors...........................1970-1986 P.V. Overall..........................................1923-1967 Emmett Strickland..........................1933-1936 Wilburn Tucker.................................1941-1967 Star Wood...........................................1950-1951 Jim Youngblood...............................1968-1972

OVC Hall of Fame Dr. Thurston Banks..........................1974-2006 Raymond Brown..............................1933-1937 Dr. Everett Derryberry....................1943-1974 Hooper Eblen....................................1941-1974 David Larimore.................................1977-2004 David Mays........................................1974-1999 Marynell Meadors...........................1970-1986 Johnny Oldham................................1955-1964 P.V. Overall..........................................1923-1967 Malcolm Quillen...............................1930-1933 Dr. Arliss Roaden..............................1974-1985 Wilburn Tucker.................................1941-1967 Angelo Volpe.....................................1987-2000 Don Wade...........................................1966-1982 Bill Worrell..........................................1980-2006

College Football Hall of Fame Jim Youngblood...............................1968-1972

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Following Tech / Media Relations ROB

SCHABERT

Sports Information Assistants

Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Information/Broadcasting St. Cloud State 1977 Heading into his 29th year on the Tennessee Tech athletics staff, Rob Schabert is assistant athletics director for sports information and broadcasting. He joined the Tech staff on Sept. 8, 1982, and has been going full-speed ever since, working not only in publicizing Tech's student-athletes and staff but also in promotions and marketing for the athletics department. In September 2008 he was inducted into the Hall of Distinction at Minnesota State University (Mankato). An active member of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), he has attended the organization's annual workshop in 29 of his 33 years in the profession. He has served on numerous CoSIDA committees, including Ethics, Academic All-America and Writing, and he currently serves on the Olympic Liaison Committee. In 2004, he was voted winner of the university's Outstanding Professional Award, and in July 2005 was promoted to his current title. A tireless worker, Schabert has won dozens of national publications and writing awards, including "Best in the Nation" from USA Volleyball for his annual media guide six times. Schabert, 54, has established several programs within the department. He created the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in 1987 and initiated the President's Awards program in 1991. He also established the Woman of the Year/Man of the Year awards along with the Outstanding Male and Female Athlete awards. He is active in the TTU Sports Hall of Fame selection process and serves as the emcee of the annual Hall of Fame Dinner. Schabert has promoted the selection of numerous Tech Academic All-Americans and is extremely active in promoting both the academic and athletic accomplishments of Tech's student-athletes. Another wing of his operation is the day-to-day production and operations of the vast Tech athletics web site, TTUsports.com. Rob and his staff also serve as the hosts to all media attending athletics events on campus. Over the past several years, many of the interns who have worked for Schabert have moved into full-time positions in the Sports Information profession at a wide variety of colleges and universities, including Appalachian State, UAB, Xavier, Idaho and Texas State. A Minnesota native who learned the trade under the guidance of his father, Bob (a long-time Minnesota Sportswriter), Rob earned his bachelor's degree in mass communications from St. Cloud (Minn.) State University in 1977, spent one year in the Minnesota Twins public relations office, and was SID for five years at Mankato State University. He was a charter member of the St. Cloud chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalist. In 2002, Rob was a volunteer with the Salt Lake Olympic Committee as a member of the Press Operations staff. Rob and his wife, Joan, have two grown children who are also in the business -- Matt (assistant SID at Morehead State) and Kristen (U.S. Army public affairs in Heidelberg, Germany). They also have one grandson, Jacob.

Sports Information Student Support

Brandon Goodwin

Nick Burns

Kate Nicewicz

Nick Burns, 25, joined the Tennessee Tech Sports Information staff in July. He will serve as the primary contact for volleyball, women's basketball and softball, and the secondary contact for tennis and track. A native of Bloomington, Minn., he is a 2007 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a public relations emphasis. As an undergraduate, Burns was a reporter for the campus newspaper covering the men's and women's track and field and golf teams and writing feature stories. He also worked in the school’s athletic communications office helping with gameday services and writing. From 2007 to 2009, Burns was a graduate assistant in the MSU athletic communications office, serving as the primary contact for the volleyball and women's basketball teams for two seasons, and the softball, men's and women's track and field and tennis teams for one season. He produced publications, was the in-game statistician for all Maverick home events, updated the athletic website and filled in as guest host of the weekly Maverick Magazine radio show. During the 2008-09 women's basketball season, Burns served as the primary contact when the team won the Division II NCAA National Championship in San Antonio. He has also worked at the WCHA Final Five. Kate Nicewicz, 23, joined the Tech Sports Information staff in April. A native of Sauquoit, N.Y., she graduated from the University of Rochester in May of 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Communications and Marketing. At Rochester, Nicewicz participated in JV and Varsity soccer and worked as an assistant in the Sports Information office. While obtaining her B.A. in Communications, Nicewicz participated in an internship with MCLA the Lax Mag beginning in January of 2008, contributing nationally published content in the form of feature articles, team and player profiles, and game recaps. In May of 2008, she traveled to Dallas, Texas to provide live coverage for the 2008 Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) National Tournament. Nicewicz also acted as a senior writer for the sports section of the Campus Times, UR’s campus-wide newspaper. At Tennessee Tech, Nicewicz will handle several aspects of media relations for the athletic department, including the production of publications, press releases and human-interest articles. She will provide game coverage and live stats and serve as the primary contact for soccer, men’s basketball, and baseball, as well as secondary contact for men’s and women’s golf.

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