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UC Davis Cross Country Newsletter Running news from Aggie Nation

UC Davis UC Davis XC/Track XC- & January/February Field - February 2011 2009

USA Cross Country Championships A small group of Aggies will travel to San Diego to compete against the nations elite on February 5th.

Alumni Reunion The Track and Field and Cross Country teams will host an alumni reunion on April 15th in conjunction with Picnic Day and Woody Wilson.

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Harrier Club Track the success of Harrier Club as we look to expand training and competitive opportunities for our athletes in 2011. Page 3

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Fall 2010 wrap-up Aggies put the capstone on the cross country season and turn their sights to the track.

Reyes and shots from meets and other events throughout the season.

Following a season that offered numerous highlights and cause for celebration, the men’s and women’s teams gathered with family, friends and support staff to recognize season and career accomplishments on Dec 11 at Gunrock Pub.

This year’s team award recipients are as follows: Most Valuable Runner: Male - Jon Peterson

Female - Krista Drechsler & Caitlin Fitzgerald In addition to the presentation of team Most Inspirational/Aggie Pride: awards, each graduating senior was Male - Jon Sees introduced by an underclass teammate before Female - Samantha Kearney taking the opportunity to impart some words of wisdom and reflection after a career in an Most Improved/Best Newcomer: Aggie singlet. On the men’s side, Jon Sees, Male - Calvin Thigpen Calvin Thigpen, Fed Martinez and Matt Female - Alycia Cridebring Sartori join the illustrious ranks of Aggie alum, while the lone senior on the women’s Additional honors: side is Caitlin Fitzgerald. All-Conference: Jon Peterson (Big West Athlete of the Year), Calvin Thigpen, Jon Sees In keeping with tradition, the event also included the athlete created slide show, which All-Region: Jon Peterson & Calvin Thigpen chronicles the season in pictures, starting with report date/tryout week, pictures from Pt All-American: Jon Peterson (14th place NCAA Championships) UC Davis Distance: Fortitudine vincimus.

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Aggie Cross Country and Track & Field Alumni Reunion

Friday, April 15th 6 p.m. Dinner and beverages ! ! ! cost!and location ! tbd! ! children welcome more information coming soon

San Diego or Bust

Support Aggie Nation! Name: Address: The running tally now stands at 24% of the way to our goal of 100 donors at $100 or City: more through the Harriers State: Zip Code:Club program, while the funds themselves total 54% Phone: percent of our $10,000 target. Shipments of of donor benefits are in transit this week. E-mail:

Thanks to the generosity to date, we were able to make the US Cross Country Championships a realityLEVEL for a handful MARK YOUR meet DONATION of Aggies. Hopefully Frontrunner ($700 &this UP) can become a yearly aspect ($400-$699) of our training and Pacesetter competition cycles. Pack runner ($200-$399) Harrier for ($100-$199) Reservations Pt Reyes will be booked in the days to come, and as the track approaches it is already time for continued Affiliation: planning for the 2011 cross country season. Alum Parent Relative Friend Planning for the Aggie Track & Field Reunion on April 15, 2011 is well underway, T-Shirt: XL M S (check one) and we XXL hope that theL reunion and the Sweatshirt: XXL XL L M S (check Woody Wilson Invite have gone on many ofone) Decline all benefits your schedules. The Harrier Club can be downloaded DIRECT MYPDF DONATION TO: by clicking or cutting and- !"#$%&' pasting the MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY following URL in your web browser: http://ica.ucdavis.edu/DEVP/giving/mcrosscountry_upay_form.php WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY - !"#$(&' http://www.teamaggie.com/downloads/ Harriers-club-2010-11.pdf http://ica.ucdavis.edu/DEVP/giving/wcrosscountry_upay_form.php You can also locate the hyperlink icon on the

PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO “UC REGENTS” UC Davis cross country homepage, at DETACH MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION AND MAIL TO: www.ucdavisaggies.com, to pledge online. Kim Conley UC Davis Cross Country Thanks for your continued support! 264 Hickey Gym One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616 kfconley@ucdavis.edu

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The early portion of winter quarter always provides the benefit of training in a team context, given that practice begins on the opening day of class each January. Nevertheless, long weeks of training with no competitive opportunities for many of the distance squad can prove challenging. This winter, in addition to the indoor meets scheduled for the women’s track team, a small group of Aggie distance runners will travel to San Diego to compete in the USA Cross Country Championships. Held each year in February, the championship race serves as a qualifying event for the World Cross Country Championships held each March. The schedule of events includes junior (19 and under) races of 6 kilometers for the females and 8 kilometers for the males, while the open races feature 8 kilometers for the women and 12 kilometers for the men. Mission Bay Park will serve as the site for this year’s races, and in 2008 when the meet was held there it proved to be a wildly successful event with stellar performances in every race contested. This February frosh Hilary Teaford and Shannon Harcus will compete in the women’s junior race, while frosh Alex Summers will race as a men’s junior competitor. Early in his training cycles following the breakthrough cross country campaign, Jonathan Peterson will test his mettle against the men’s open field. Assistant Coach and Aggie alum Kim Conley will cast her lot in the women’s open race, as will 2010 Aggie alum Kaitllin Gregg. We would love to see any and all Aggie alum in the SD or Southland areas on hand to support on February 5. Stop by and say hello and cheer for the Ags if you are in the vicinity.

UC Davis Distance: Fortitudine vincimus.

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2011 Winter Quarter Track & Field, Cross Country Schedule Date

Opponent

Site/Result

January 15

All-Comers Meet #1

Toomey Field

January 29

UW Invitational All-Comers Meet #2

Seattle, WA Toomey Field

February 5

USA Cross Country Championships

San Diego, CA

Feb 12

UW Husky Invitational All-Comers Meet #3

Seattle, WA Toomey Field

Former Ags and Aggie supporters, Happy belated new year to all. Hopefully the first weeks of 2011 have brought good health and happiness to all. Here in Davis, all event groups of the track and field program are four weeks in to winter quarter practices, with the opportunity to don the Aggie singlets for the first time in 2011 now upon us. Even for those Aggies competing during the winter months, the focus remains solidly on the championship month that starts in May, encompassing the Big West Conference Championships, NCAA preliminary round in Eugene and the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, IA. Stay tuned for all the news between now and season’s end and thanks in advance for your continued support.

2010 Cross Country Staff Byron Talley - Director of Cross Country & Track and Field Drew Wartenburg - Head Men’s and Women’s XC Kim Conley - Assistant Men’s and Women’s XC Sam Ahlbeck - Volunteer Assistant Men’s and Women’s XC

UC Davis Cross Country UC Davis Intercollegiate Athletics 264 Hickey Gym One Shields Ave Davis, CA 95616

Drew Wartenburg Head Cross Country/Assistant Track Coach University of California, Davis 530-979-7017 (c) dwartenburg@ucdavis.edu www.ucdavisaggies.com

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UC Davis Distance: Fortitudine vincimus.


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