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COACHING STAFF mountaineer Profiles

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In the Spotlight Mountaineers in the Community All Americans Strength and Conditioning Big 12 Conference Athletic Training Student-Athlete Support Campus Life Mountaineer Excellence

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Coaching Staff

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Sean Cleary Erin O’Reilly Support Staff

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30 Overview 31 Kaitlyn Gillespie 32 Chelsea Jarvis 33 Allison Lasnicki 34 Lydia Martinelli 35 Sarah Martinelli 36 Sarah McCauley 37 Allison Pettit 38 Savanna Plombon 39 Sydney Scott 40 Paige Szabat 41 Kelly Williams 42 Megan Yaun 43 Amy Cashin 43 Maggie Drazba 44 Rachel Faulds

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Jillian Forsey Peyton Hampson Brynn Harshbarger Brianna Kerekes Corinne Kule Renee Maisonneuve Rebecca Wendt

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Credits: The 2013 West Virginia University cross country guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor: Jonathan Hevron & Nick Arthur Author: Jonathan Hevron & Nick Arthur Page Layout & Design: Jonathan Hevron, Nick Arthur and BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc. Cover Design: Provations Group Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Barrett, Bob Beverly, John Bright, Jonathan Hevron, Nick Arthur, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, Dan Friend, Jeff Geissler, Tim Goodenow, David Green, Mike Hardy, Julia Lucas, Dan Nagy, Brian Persinger, Steven M. Prunty, Chuck Scheer, Steve Smith, Martin Valent, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Servies, Alison Toffle, David Zicherman. Contributors: Lisa Ammons, Michael Fragale, Katie Kane, Cheryl Maust, Shannon McNamara, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, Mackenzie Mullenax, Amy Prunty, Eva Buchman. Š 2013 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

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A look at 2013 Coach Cleary One-on-One 2013 Schedule Host Information

2012 Review

54 2012 Season Recap 55 Results 56 Meet-by-Meet Recap 58 Individual Times 60 Accolades

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NCAA Honors Conference Honors All Americans President Dr. James P. Clements Director of Athletics Oliver Luck Athletics Senior Staff WVU Head Coaches Athletic Facilities Media Information WVU Sports Communications

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer student-athlete is ยก special.

Without a professional sports team in the state, fans ยก

across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics.

Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent ยก themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public. Your interaction with these groups is also part of your educational process.

If you take advantage of these opportunities, it can ยก

have a positive effect, not only on your career as a student-athlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.

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The Mountaineers are frequent visitors to the WVU Children’s Hospital and help several different local community service projects.

COMMUNITY SERVICE ¡ Winning and working hard are important to the

West Virginia University cross country team. But becoming successful and positive role models on and off the course is just as significant.

¡ Each year, the Mountaineers work to give back to Morgantown and surrounding communities.

¡ The WVU cross country team has donated its time

to helping the Jerry Lewis Telethon that is aimed toward helping kids with muscular dystrophy and related diseases. The Mountaineers do their part to help the cause by answering telephones, which are constantly ringing with donors.

¡ The team also regularly donates its time and

knowledge by hosting and teaching local youth track clubs the fundamentals of the sport. Along

with strengthening the youngsters’ skills, they also teach the participants the importance of good sportsmanship, courage, determination and hard work.

¡ Coach Cleary’s student-athletes can also be

found reading to children at local elementary schools in the “Read Aloud” program. During their visits, the student-athletes read to students in several classrooms and encourage them to apply themselves to their studies.

¡ Mountaineer coaches and players also take part in Relay for Life of Monongalia County, the American Cancer Society’s signature activity, which offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer.

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ALL-AMERICANS West Virginia has produced 13 All-America ¡

selections from seven individuals, including at least one All-American performer in five of the past six seasons. Each year Sean Cleary’s roster is filled with talent, looking for the next All-American for WVU.

Coach Sean Cleary has produced an All-American in five of the last six seasons. 4

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CHARITY WACHERA

MEGAN METCALFE

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2002, 2004

MARIE-LOUISE ASSELIN

KERI BLAND

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2007, 2008, 2009

CLARA GRANDT

KAITLYN GILLESPIE

KATE HARRISON

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING WVU’s strength and conditioning staff ensures all student athletes are on year-long programs designed ¡ to continue improving the fitness capabilities needed in their sports.

To keep athletes in peak physical condition, West Virginia offers a variety of training areas and an array ¡ of strength programs designed to increase performance.

Equipped with excellent amenities and staffed by some of the finest strength coaches in the nation, ¡

athletes who come to West Virginia know that they are in good hands when it comes to their athletic capacity.

With cross country, special attention is paid to certain strengths and weaknesses that a distance runner ¡ has.

The cross country runners spend a great deal of time on specific dynamics like speed drills and ¡

strength and conditioning exercises so that when the team gets on the course, not only are they the fittest in the race, but also the strongest.

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All student-athletes have their own program

individually calculated

and updated throughout the year.

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BIG 12 CONFERENCE The Big 12 Conference, comprised of 10 members, remains ¡ the only major conference in the nation to determine its champions in all sports directly on the field of play with a full round-robin schedule.

Since beginning of competition in 1996-97, the Big 12 can ¡ boast 52 NCAA team titles and 537 individual national championships.

Member universities include – Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, ¡ Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia.

Since 2000, the Big 12 has had nine individual and eight ¡

team NCAA national champions in cross country, in men’s and women’s competition.

The conference office is headquartered in Irving, Texas. ¡

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The Big 12 is a strong conference that, like WVU, values quality academic and athletic programs, and has a great tradition of success.

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ATHLETIC TRAINING The West Virginia athletic training program looks to get its ยก

student-athletes back on the field in a timely manner while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches.

The scope of the athletic training services encompass various ยก

domains including injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education, and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain an optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic competition.

Multiple athletic training rooms are available for studentยก

athletes furnished with the latest in technology and equipment.

The athletic training staff will work in conjunction with the team ยก physicians and athletic administration to assure the studentathletes receive quality care throughout their careers at WVU.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT

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mountaineer cross country West Virginia University offers a variety of ¡

services and programs to help studentathletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personal-social challenges they face as developing adults.

While many of the headlines center on the ¡

Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the playing field, West Virginia athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. Some of those strides include a string of 10 consecutive years where the department has had at least one first team Academic All-American.

The Mountaineers are provided

with an academic adviser who devotes their time to ensuring student-athletes are provided with any assistance necessary to ensure academic success.

To help its student athletes achieve ¡

academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center. The 8,000-square foot facility provides individual and group study areas, a plethora of computer stations and the latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in.

A total of 340 student-athletes were ¡

recognized for their achievement in the classroom last spring, at the annual WVU Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Banquet, honoring recipients of the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll. Implemented in 1989, the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll was created to recognize students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Since the program began in 1989, nearly 4,000 student-athletes have earned a place on the honor roll. Ford retired in 2011 after 44 years of service with the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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mountaineer cross country West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, ¡ over the past eight years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year.

The West Virginia University women’s cross country team, men’s basketball team and women’s soccer ¡

team received public recognition in the spring of 2010 by the NCAA for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. These teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. The women’s cross country team was one of seven Mountaineer teams to earn a perfect APR score in 2011-12 alone. The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for the "voice of the student-athlete" ¡ on WVU's campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

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CAMPUS LIFE Character

Governance

Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

The WVU Board of Governors is the governing body of WVU. The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state’s four-year colleges and universities.

Research Classification Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Research Funding In fiscal year 2011, WVU researchers were awarded $173,874,105 in total sponsored projects.

Combined WVU Expense Budget Approximately $917 million (2013).

Accreditations North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies.

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Location Morgantown, W.Va., population 30,293, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: One of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney.com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes.

mountaineer cross country Student Profile Fall 2012 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 32,595.

That included:

¡ 18,583 West Virginia residents, 14,012 nonresidents

¡ 25,715 undergraduates ¡ 5,179 graduate and 1,701 professional students Academic Excellence WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships—24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 36 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, two Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), nine Boren Scholars, five Gilman Scholars, 36 Fulbright Scholars, and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar.

Academics 14 colleges and schools offering 184 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources, and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; journalism; law; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; public health; plus the WVU Honors College, University College, and programs at Potomac State College and WVU Institute of Technology. wvu.edu/Academics/

Student Living Experience

Degrees Granted In 2011-2012, WVU awarded 6,447 degrees; 2,243 were graduate or professional.

The First-Year Experience—unique among state universities—helps students navigate their first year at WVU. Elements include residential colleges and Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun, and healthy activities; an awardwinning Student Recreation Center; and a Mountaineer Parents Club, helping families stay connected with their students’ education and life at WVU. apply.wvu.edu/life

Faculty and Staff Profile Excellent faculty—16 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students.

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CAMPUS LIFE Freshman Class Profile

Average ACT of 23.6, SAT (math and critical reading) 1045, and high school GPA of 3.36.

Transportation

University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Morgantown’s expanded MountainLine bus service offers free rides to students and employees. WVU ID is required for all services. transportation.wvu.edu/services

Safety

WVU has one of the safest college campuses in America, with 24-hour police protection and 37 outdoor emergency phones. The WVU Alert system sends urgent news to participants’ cell phones, and digital InfoStations across campus show important announcements.

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Students can choose from more than 350 student organizations, and participate in an active intramural program and many club sports. sos.wvu.edu

Study Abroad

More than 800 students participate in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. internationalprograms.wvu.edu/

WVU Online/Extended Campus

Hundreds of distance education classes are available. elearn.wvu.edu/

Civic Engagement

The Center for Civic Engagement develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum. In 2011, WVU students contributed 205,000 hours of service to the community. WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, putting WVU in the 6% of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement. cce.wvu.edu

Scholarships and Aid

Approximately $10 million a year is awarded by the WVU Scholars Program; more than 5,000 students benefit from this program annually. In addition, there are many different types of scholarships available based on academic record, financial need, group affiliation, or some combination of these factors. In 2012, WVU students received over $380 million in financial aid—average aid per recipient is $9,800. West Virginia residents may be eligible for the PROMISE scholarship. promisescholarships.org/promise/ home.aspx

National Register of Historic Places, and WVU operates eight experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp and Lifelong Learning Center near Weston. jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/

Honors College

Libraries

The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and living at WVU that is tailored to the highly motivated, excelling student’s special requirements. Innovative, challenging courses, designed to stimulate creativity and to provoke in-depth discussion, are offered in small class settings. Students may participate as Presidential Honors Scholars or Dean’s Honors Scholars; both options provide enhanced experiences. /honors.wvu.edu/

Parents Club

The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 22,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news, and a Parent Perk program. Membership is free. parentsclub.wvu.edu

Faclities

WVU’s mix of historic and modern facilities includes 430 buildings on 1,456 acres. Eleven main campus buildings are located on the

Five library facilities—Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and Libraries Depository—contain nearly 2.1 million volumes, 246 electronic databases, and more than 48,000 journal subscriptions, with access to 36 million volumes through a book-sharing consortium. Library staff offer in-person and online assistance. libraries.wvu.edu

Visitors Center

Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the Visitors Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Operating hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday (closed Sundays and most University holidays). Guided tours with friendly knowledgeable student guides Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489. visit.wvu.edu

Alumni

Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 185,000 graduates worldwide in some 60 foreign nations. alumni.wvu.edu

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE Team Records Baseball: 33-26, 13-11 Big 12 Cross Country: Fourth at Big 12 Championships; Fifth at MidAtlantic Regionals; One NCAA Qualifier Men’s Basketball: 13-19, 6-12 Big 12 Women’s Basketball: 17-14, 9-9 Big 12; NCAA First Round Football: 7-6, 4-5 Big 12; 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Gymnastics: 13-9, 1-3 Big 12; NCAA Regionals Rowing: Fourth at Big 12; Sixth at Conference USA Championship Men’s Soccer: 9-6-2, 4-2-1 MAC 20

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Women’s Soccer: 11-5-4, 7-0-1 Big 12; Big 12 Regular-Season Champions, NCAA First Round Men’s Swimming and Diving: Third at Big 12 Women’s Swimming and Diving: Second at Big 12; Two NCAA Qualifiers Rifle: 11-1, 5-1 GARC; GARC Champions; NCAA Champions Women’s Tennis: 4-17, 0-9 Big 12 Women’s Track: Indoor-10th Big 12; One NCAA Qualifier; OutdoorEighth Big 12; 9 NCAA Qualifiers Volleyball: 8-22, 0-16 Big 12 Wrestling: 2-13, 0-6 Big 12; One NCAA Qualifier

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WVU Student-Athletes were named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, including 239 last fall

First Team Academic All-Conference Selections

NCAA Champions

Rifle Team Petra Zublasing, rifle; smallbore & air rifle

Team Conference Champions

Women’s Soccer, Big 12 RegularSeason Champions

First Team All-Conference Tavon Austin, football

Stedman Bailey, football Sarah-Anne Brault, cross country Christal Caldwell, women’s basketball Jaida Lawrence, gymnastics Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer

Rifle, GARC Postseason Champions

Stormy Nesbit, women’s track (indoor, outdoor)

First Team All-Americans

Maren Prediger, rifle (air rifle)

Tavon Austin, football

Bri Rodriguez, women’s soccer

Stedman Bailey, football

Eric Schoenle, men’s soccer

Taylor Ciotola, rifle

Courtney Schrand, rowing

Meelis Kiisk, rifle

Kate Schwindel, women’s soccer

Mandie Nugent, swimming & diving

Garrett Spurgeon, rifle (smallbore, combined score)

Maren Prediger, rifle Garrett Spurgeon, rifle Kelly Williams, track

Petra Zublasing, rifle (air rifle, smallbore, combined score)

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE In 2012, three Mountaineer runners were named to the Big 12 All-Academic First Team, while WVU was represented by two runners on the Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team. Conference Major Awards

Coaching Awards

Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming, Big 12 Most Outstanding Women’s Swimmer

Bill Bedenbaugh, football, 247Sports Top Recruiting Coaches for 2013 Class

Tavon Austin, football, Big 12 CoSpecial Teams Player of the Year

Elizabeth Kantak, rowing, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Garrett Spurgeon, rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year Petra Zublasing, rifle, GARC Shooter and Senior Shooter of the Year

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Nikki Izzo-Brown, women’s soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year

National Awards

Tavon Austin, football, College Football Performance Awards: AllPurpose Performer of the Year, 2012 Paul Hornung Award Winner, 2012 Jet Return Specialist Award Harrison Musgrave, baseball, College Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year Finalist Geno Smith, football, Elite Quarterback Award, College Football Performance Awards

Jon Hammond, rifle, CRCA Coach of the Year

Academic Team Awards

Women’s Soccer, NSCAA Team Academic Award Men’s Soccer, NSCAA Team Academic Award Women’s Swimming, CSCAA Team Academic Award

Coaches

Coaches Head Coach Sean Cleary .. Pg 24 Erin O’Reilly ...................... Pg 27 Support Staff ..................... Pg 28

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program history to individually qualify for the NCAA Championship. The Mountaineers finished No. 8 in the country in 2011 at the NCAA Championship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; their fourth top-10 national finish in five years. Clearyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team finished in fourth place at the Big East Championship and followed it with a third-place mark at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional. He then led his team to an eighthplace finish at nationals where Kate Harrison and Kaitlyn Gillespie became All-Americans, with Harrison finishing in eighth place, an alltime WVU best individual finish for the event. In 2010, Cleary sent Gillespie and Brault to the NCAA Championship, where Gillespie became Clearyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sixth All-American with a 34th-place finish in 20:46 and Brault arrived in 71st place overall. In indoor track, three athletes were named All-Americans and all seven athletes who qualified for the outdoor NCAA Championships achieved All-America status. For the achievements, Cleary was named the NCAAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the

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Coach  Sean  Cleary  and  his  staff  earn  2007  Coaching  Staff  of  the  Year  honors Year for track and field. The 2009-10 season was equally successful as the team achieved sixth place at the NCAA Championship, its third straight top-10 finish, and Clara Grandt, Keri Bland and Marie-Louise Asselin earned All-America status. Asselin and Bland achieved the honor for the third time in their WVU careers, while Grandt earned her first. Ranked in the top 10 all year, the team received its highest ranking as a program at No. 3 midway through the season. Between indoor and outdoor track that year, 11 All-America honors were distributed and Bland, Grandt and Asselin became the first Mountaineers to achieve the status in three sports in the same year. Overall, 17 All-American nominations were given to WVU athletes between cross country, indoor and outdoor track during the year. At the completion of the 2009-10 cross country and track seasons, WVU was recognized as the fifth-best team on the Terry Crawford Program of the Year Award list announced by the United States Track and Field and Cross County Coaches Association

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(USTFCCCA). The award, given annually to the most outstanding NCAA Division I women’s cross country and track and field programs, honors the institution that has achieved the most success in each academic year based on the institution’s finish at the NCAA Division I Championships over three seasons. In 2008, the team had its best-ever finish at the NCAA Championships, arriving in fourth after being ranked No. 5 most of the year. WVU won its second NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship, and Cleary was named Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year. Asselin became the first runner in school history to win an individual Big East title, and the team finished in second. In Cleary’s first season as head coach in 2007, the team became Big East champions for the first time in school history and a thenschool record three runners were named AllBig East as the team entered the top 25 for the first time in three years. For the fourth year in a row, the Mountaineers were named an All-Academic Team by the USTFCCCA. The group was ranked 17th in the nation in terms of overall grade point average (GPA) and had the secondhighest GPA in the Big East with a 3.61 average. Cleary previously had been the distance coach in 2005 and 2006 and was a full-time assistant from 2001-04, serving as the primary coach and trainer for the cross country team during that span. Prior to the 2001 season, Cleary served as a graduate assistant coach for eight seasons at WVU. From 1998 to 2004, WVU’s distance medley relay team qualified for nationals seven consecutive years, the second-longest streak in the nation, under Cleary’s watch. Cleary has coached 17 athletes who have

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competed at the World Track and Field, World Cross Country, World University Games and Pan American Championships. Cleary worked closely with former head coach Martin Pushkin in building the women’s cross country team into a national contender. Cleary was responsible for the recruitment and mentoring of NCAA mile champion Kate Vermeulen as well as All-Americans Rebecca Stallwood, Merissa Sexsmith and Megan Metcalfe. Cleary has produced several All-American runners, including four-time All-American Bob Donker, NCAA cross country AllAmericans Wynston Alberts, Mike Dudley and Steve Bohan, two-time NCAA qualifiers Jeff Metcaff and Bohan, NCAA qualifier Ian Collings and 5,000-meter All-American Mark Vilardo. Cleary, who holds a USATF Level I Certification, is the primary recruiter for the cross country squad, attracting the best instate, out-of-state and international athletes. He is also responsible for scheduling all meets and serves as the director for home meets. He was a member of the Mountaineer team in 1991 and 1992, helping the 1991 squad capture the Atlantic 10 cross country title and earning all-conference honors his last season. Cleary attended Central Oregon Community College, where he helped lead the team to the National Junior College Athletic Association title. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from WVU in 1992. He resides in Morgantown with his wife, Heather.

Coaches Recent Successes Under Cleary

Clara Grandt

Keri Bland

- 2009 Cross country All-American - 2009 All-Big East team - 2009 All-Mid-Atlantic team - 2009 USTFCCCA All-Academic team - Big East Cross Country Runner of the Week (9/24/09) - 2009 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year - 10,000-meter ECAC outdoor meet record - NCAA outdoor qualifier in 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter - 2008 Team USA Cross Country team member - NCAC Champion - 2008 All-Big East team - 2008 All-Mid-Atlantic Region team

- 2011 All-American (indoor, outdoor 1,500m) - 2011 Third-team Academic AllAmerican - 2009 Cross country All-American - 2009 All-Big East team - 2009 All-Mid-Atlantic team - 2009 USTFCCCA All-Academic team - 2009 Big East Indoor Championship Most Outstanding Performer - 2008 First WVU female to become AllAmerican in three sports in same year - 2008 Cross country All-American - 2008 All-Big East team - 2008 All-Mid-Atlantic Region team - 2008 1,000-meter Big East indoor track and field champion - 2008 10th in the 1,500-meter race at the NCAA outdoor championships

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Katelyn Gillespie

Kate Harrison

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Marie-Louise Asselin

- 2007-2010 All-American in three sports (Cross County, Indoor and Outdoor Track) - 2009 Cross country All-American - 2009 All-Big East team - 2009 All-Mid-Atlantic team - 2009 USTFCCCA All-Academic team - 2008 Cross country All-American - 2008 Big East individual cross country champion - 2008 All-Big East team - 2008 All-Mid-Atlantic Region team - 2008 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District first team - 2007 Seventh place in the 3,000-meter race at NCAA track & field championships - 2007 3,000-meter Big East indoor track and field champion

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Under Sean Cleary... All-Americans Kaitlyn Gillespie (2010, 2011) Kate Harrison (2011) Marie-Louise Asselin (2007, 2008, 2009) Keri Bland (2007, 2008, 2009) Clara Grandt (2009) Team NCAA Qualifiers 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011

- Two-time All-American (2010-2011) - 27th place at 2011 NCAA Championship - 2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic team - 34th place at 2010 NCAA Championship - Two-time All-Big East (2010-2011) - Two-time All-Mid-Atlantic region (2010-2011)

- 2011 All-American - 8th place at 2011 NCAA Championship, best individual finish at nationals in school history, beating Megan Metcalfeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2002 record of ninth place - Four-time NCAA Championship participant - Two-time WVU Athlete of the Week - 2011 All-Big East team - Three-time All-Mid-Atlantic region (2008, 2009, 2011) - Named to 2011 USTFCCCA AllAcademic team

Individual NCAA Qualifiers Kaitlyn Gillespie Sarah-Ann Brault All-Regional Runners Sydney Scott Kelly Williams Kaitlyn Gillespie Sarah-Ann Brault Ahna Lewis Kate Harrison Kaylyn Christopher Clara Grandt

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Marie-Louise Asselin Keri Bland

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Coaches

Erin O’Reilly Assistant Coach First Season

Erin O’Reilly returns to Morgantown for a second stint on the West Virginia University coaching staff. O’Reilly was on coach Sean Cleary’s staff from 1994-2002. In that time, she served as a graduate assistant and transitioned into an assistant coach role. The Mountaineers registered 22 All-American honors and 13 MidAtlantic Region distinctions in cross country and track combined with O’Reilly on staff. O’Reilly was a member of the Mountaineer team in the early 1990s and graduated from West Virginia University in 1993 with a degree in physical education. As a runner, O’Reilly garnered many accolades, while also serving as a team captain for cross country and track. She finished third at the Atlantic 10 Championships as a junior

The O’Reilly File...

and was named to the A-10 All-Conference Team. O’Reilly was the Eastern College Athletic Conference champion in the 1,000-meter and a NCAA provisional qualifier in the 3,000-meter her. O’Reilly won the ECAC 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter as a junior. She held seven school records in cross country and track by the end of her career. In 2003, the Canton, Ohio, native joined the Boston College coaching staff as an assistant and held the position for 10 seasons. While on staff, she guided the Golden Eagles to mulitple ECAC titles and numerous appearances at the NCAA Championships. Several BC runners saw great success under the guidance of O’Reilly and the Golden Eagles coaching staff. BC claimed numerous All-America honors, had runners participate in the U.S. Olympic Trials and won several conference titles. In 2011, the Golden Eagles placed 12th at the NCAA Championships in

cross country. O’Reilly’s primary duties while at BC included the planning and supervising of all training with sprinters, hurdlers and middle distance runners. She also was a major influence in regards to the training program for all cross country runners. O’Reilly earned her level 1 coachign certification from USATF in 1994. O’Reilly earned her Master’s Degree in athletic coaching education from WVU in 2004.

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- Named captain of the WVU cross country and track teams - NCAA Provisional qualifier in the 3,000-meter (1993) - ECAC champion in the 1,000-meter (1993) - Atlantic 10 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter champion (1992) - Held seven WVU records in cross country and track at graduation - Holds a USATF level 1 certification - Created and coached the West Virginia Flyers Youth Track Club (1993) - Served as a post-collegiate Olympic Trials coach (1993-98) - Graduate assistant coach at WVU (199497) - Assistant coach at WVU (1998-2002) - Assistant coach at Boston College (200312) - Has coached several conference champions - Coached a BC team that finished 12th at the 2011 NCAA Championships 27 |

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Coaches Support Staff

Tanner Kolb

Amy Hile

Strength Coach

Athletic Trainer

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Matt Rongstand

Sandy Cole-DeMent

Athletic Trainer Graduate Assistant

Educational Counselor

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Bubba Schmidt

Steve Bierer

Equipment Manager

Assistant Equipment Manager

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Nick Arthur

Dr. Matt Lively

Sports Communications Graduate Assistant

Medical Director

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Coaches

2013 Roster Roster ............................... Pg 30 0RXQWDLQHHU3URÀOHV......... Pg 31

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2013-14 Roster 2013 Roster Name Amy Cashin Maggie Drazba Rachel Faulds Jillian Forsey Kaitlyn Gillespie Peyton Hampson Brynn Harshbarger Chelsea Jarvis Brianna Kerekes Corinne Kule Allison Lasnicki Renee Maisonneuve Lydia Martinelli Sarah Martinelli Sarah McCauley Allison Pettit Savanna Plombon Sydney Scott Paige Szabat Rebecca Wendt Kelly Williams Megan Yuan

Yr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. Fr. So. So.

Ht. 5-5 5-1 5-3 5-4 5-2 5-8 5-2 5-1 5-5 5-4 5-6 5-3 4-11 5-2 5-4 5-6 5-8 5-3 5-3 5-10 5-9 5-8

Hometown Werribee, Australia St. Mary’s, W.Va. Frankford, Ontario Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Waynesburg, Pa. Morgantown, W.Va. Clendenin, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Chardon, Ohio Canastota, N.Y. Timmins, Ontario Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Belington, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Frederick, Md. Denver, Colo. Wadsworth, Ontario Whitny, Ontario Chesterland, Ohio Thunder Bay, Ontario

Head Coach: Sean Cleary Assistant Coach: Erin O’Reilly

Last School Werribee Secondary St. Mary’s Trenton Stephenville Cuyahoga Falls Christian Waynesburg Central Morgantown Capital Trinity Christian Chardon University of Connecticut Ecole Secondaire University High School University High School Philip Barbour Morgantown Lehigh South Wadsworth Henry Street West Geauga St. Ignatius Secondary

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BY CLASS Freshmen Sophomores Juniors Seniors

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PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Last Names Gillespie McCauley

Gill-espy Mc-Caw-lee

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Mountaineer Profiles

Kaitlyn Gillespie 5-2 Senior Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio At Cedarville in 2009 t/$$""BOE/"*""MM"NFSJDBO t1MBDFETJYUIBUUIF/"*"  At West Virginia in 2012 Championships t.FEJDBMSFETIJSU t/BNFEDPOGFSFODFGFNBMFBUIMFUFPGUIF t"DBEFNJD"MM#JH$SPTT$PVOUSZ week four times First Team t/BNFEUFBNT.PTU7BMVBCMF3VOOFS t5PPLÄ&#x2022;STUQMBDFBUUIF4IBXOFF4UBUF At West Virginia in 2011 Invitational, the DePauw/Rose-Hulman t"DIJFWFE"MM"NFSJDBIPOPST Invitational, the Aquinas Invitational, with a 27th-place mark at the NCAA the American Conference Championship in 20:17 (6k) Championship and the NCCAA t$BNFJOTFWFOUIQMBDFBUUIF/$"" Championship Mid-Atlantic Regional in 21:46 (6k), Prep earning all-region honors t$BQUBJOPGUIFDSPTTDPVOUSZUFBNBU t&BSOFE"MM#JH&BTUIPOPSTXJUI Cuyahoga Falls Christian Academy seventh-place finish at the Big East tTUBUFDIBNQJPOJOUIFNFUFS Championship in 20:14 (6k) and 3200-meter races t$BNFJOTFDPOEQMBDFBUUIF1FOO4UBUF t.FNCFSPGTUBUFDIBNQJPOTIJQ National in 20:53 (6k) team t"SSJWFEJOTFDPOEQMBDFBUUIF5PMFEP t%BQQFS%BO$MVCPG"LSPOIPOPSFF Bubble Buster Invitational in 13:18 (4k) t645'$$$"%JWJTJPO*8PNFOT Cross Country All-Academic

Personal t%BVHIUFSPG+JNBOE%JBOF(JMMFTQJF t)BTPOFCSPUIFSBOEBTJTUFS t#JSUIEBZJT+VOF t.BKPSJOHJOFYFSDJTFQIZTJPMPHZ t#JH$PNNJTTJPOFST)POPS3PMM t#JH&BTU"DBEFNJD"MM4UBS t(BSSFUU'PSE"DBEFNJD)POPS3PMM t%FBOT-JTU

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At West Virginia in 2010 t&BSOFE"MM"NFSJDBIPOPSTGPMMPXJOH her 34th-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 20:46 (6k) t"DIJFWFE"MM.JE"UMBOUJD3FHJPO accolades with a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional in 20:31 (6k) t&BSOFE"MM#JH&BTUIPOPSTXJUIB 10th-place mark at the Big East Championships with a 6k time of 21:17 t'JOJTIFEUIBUUIF1FOO4UBUF/BUJPOBM with a 6k time of 21:13 t$BNFJOÄ&#x2022;STUQMBDFBUUIF#JH&BTU Preview in 18:28 (5k) t"DIJFWFEIFSTFDPOEÄ&#x2022;STUQMBDFÄ&#x2022;OJTI of the season at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 5K time of 17:24 31

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Mountaineer Profiles

Chelsea Jarvis 5-2 Senior Clendenin, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2009 t3FETIJSUFE At West Virginia in 2012 t4UBSUFEUIFTFBTPOXJUIBUIQMBDF finish at the WVU Alumni Open with a 4k time of 17:45 t$PNQFUFEBUUIF1FOO4UBUF4QJLFE4IPF Invitational and finished with a 6k time of 26:10 t4DPSFEGPS876BUUIF5PMFEP*OUFS Regional Bubble Buster by finishing with a season-best 4k time of 15:39.6 t"DIJFWFEBOENBSLJOUIF#MVF3BDF at the Greater Louisville Classic with a 5k time of 20:27.48 t&BSOFEBUIQMBDFÄ&#x2022;OJTIJOUIF#MBDL Race at the NCAA Pre-Nationals with a 6k time of 24:17.7 t"DBEFNJD"MM#JH$SPTT$PVOUSZ Second Team

Prep t$PBDIFECZ$BMJ8FTTPOBU$BQJUBM)JHI tÄ&#x2021;SFFUJNFSFHJPOBMDIBNQJPO t3BOGPSUIF8BQJUJ3VOOFSTDPBDIFECZ Dave Fields

Personal t%BVHIUFSPG4DPUUBOE5FSSJ+BSWJT t)BTPOFTJTUFS t#JSUIEBZJT%FD t.BKPSJOHJOCJPMPHZ t(BSSFUU'PSE"DBEFNJD)POPS3PMM

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At West Virginia in 2011 t'JOJTIFEJOUIQMBDFBUUIF1FOO4UBUF National in 23:52 (6k) t"DIJFWFEBUIQMBDFNBSLBUUIF Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic in 19:10 (5k) t&BSOFEBOUIQMBDFÄ&#x2022;OJTIBUUIF5PMFEP Bubble Buster Invitational in 15:25 (4k) t$BNFJOUIBUUIF6.&4-JE-JÄ&#x2122;FS Invitational with a 5k time of 20:00 At West Virginia in 2010 t$BNFJOUIBUUIF#JH&BTU  Championship with a 6k time of 24:46 t$PNQFUFEBUUIF1FOO4UBUF/BUJPOBM with a 6k time of 23:36 t'JOJTIFESEBUUIF#JH&BTU1SFWJFXBU Syracuse with a time of 20:35 t$BNFJOGPVSUIBUUIF876*OWJUBUJPOBM  finishing the 4k race in 15:33

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Mountaineer Newcomers

Allison Lasnicki 5-6 Senior Canastota, N.Y. t7BMFEJDUPSJBOBU$BOBTUPUB)JHI At UConn in 2011-12 t5PPLUIQMBDFBUUIF$$46#MVF%FWJM Invite (18:13) t'JOJTIFEUIF3PZ(SJBL*OWJUBUJPOBMTU t1MBDFEUIBUUIF1FOO4U/BUJPOBMTJO 22:21 t1MBDFEUIBUUIF#*(&"45  Championship in 21:18.4 t5PPLUIBUUIF/$""3FHJPOBMT

Personal t%BVHIUFSPG+PTFQI-BTOJDLJBOE-JTB Dolan t#JSUIEBZJT4FQUFNCFS  t.BKPSJOHJOCJPMPHZ

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At UConn in 2010-11 t1MBDFEÄ&#x2022;STUJOIFSÄ&#x2022;STUDPMMFHJBUFNFFU  running 18:55 at the Army Open t6$POOTTFDPOEÄ&#x2022;OJTIFSBUUIF#*(&"45 Preview, placing eighth (19:26) t6$POOTUPQÄ&#x2022;OJTIFSBUUIF3PZ(SJBL Invitational, placing 65th (22:22) t5PQÄ&#x2022;OJTIFSGPSUIF)VTLJFTBUUIF/FX England Championships, running 18:02 and placing 14th t1MBDFEUIBUUIF#*(&"45 Championship in 22:47 t3BOBUUIF/$""/PSUIFBTU Regionals t'JOJTIFEUIBUUIF1FOO4UBUF/BUJPOBMT in the 3000m (10:01.45) t1MBDFEUIBUUIF/FX#BMBODF*OWJUFJO the 3000m (9:59.00) Prep t$PBDIFECZ-J[%BWJFTBU$BOBTUPUB)JHI School... t5XPUJNFDSPTTDPVOUSZ4FDUJPO*** Champion t5XPUJNF'JSTU5FBN"MM4UBUF t/FX:PSL$MBTT$4UBUF$IBNQJPO t4FDUJPO***4DIPMBS"UIMFUFPGUIF:FBSBT a senior t*OUSBDLBOEÄ&#x2022;FME UJNF4FDUJPO*** Champion 33

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Mountaineer Profiles

Lydia Martinelli 4-11 Junior Morgantown, W.Va.

.................................... .................................... At West Virginia in 2012 t%JEOPUDPNQFUF At West Virginia in 2011 t%JEOPUDPNQFUF At West Virginia in 2010 t3FETIJSUFE t3BOVOBUUBDIFEBUUIF876*OWJUBUJPOBM  finishing eighth overall in 16:19 Prep t"OBMMTUBUFSVOOFSGPSUISFFDPOTFDVUJWF years at University High t3BOGPSDPBDI%BO%FNDIBM[ Personal t%BVHIUFSPG%BWJEBOE1BVMB.BSUJOFMMJ t)BTPOFCSPUIFSBOEUXPTJTUFST t4JTUFS 4BSBI BMTPDPNQFUFTGPSUIFUFBN t#JSUIEBZJT+VOF t#JH$PNNJTTJPOFST)POPS3PMM t#JH&BTU"DBEFNJD"MM4UBS t.BKPSJOHJOTFDPOEBSZFEVDBUJPO t(BSSFUU'PSE"DBEFNJD)POPS3PMM

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Mountaineer Profiles

Sarah Martinelli 5-2 Senior Morgantown, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2009 t 3FETIJSUFE At West Virginia in 2012 t*OIFSÄ&#x2022;STUSBDFPGUIFTFBTPO DBNF in 25th at the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational with a 6k time of 22:28 t3FDPSEFEUXPUPQÄ&#x2022;OJTIFTJOBSPX at the 5k Greater Louisville Classic (7th-18:00.34) and the 6k NCAA PreNationals (17th-21:50.2) t'PVSUISVOOFSBDSPTTUIFMJOFGPS876 at the Big 12 Championships, where she finished in 29th place with a 6k time of 21:48.5. t&BSOFEBQFSTPOBMCFTULUJNFPG at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and finished 31st t"DBEFNJD"MM#JH$SPTT$PVOUSZ First Team

Prep tDSPTTDPVOUSZDBQUBJOGPSDPBDI&E Frohnapfel at University High t)FMQFEUFBNUPUXPTUSBJHIUTUBUFUJUMFT t1MBDFEUIJOEJWJEVBMMZBUUIFTUBUF championship in 2008 t/BNFE"MM$POGFSFODFÄ&#x2022;STUUFBNJO 2007-08

Personal t%BVHIUFSPG%BWJEBOE1BVMB.BSUJOFMMJ t)BTPOFCSPUIFSBOEUXPTJTUFST t4JTUFS -ZEJB BMTPDPNQFUFTGPSUSBDLBOE cross country at WVU t#JSUIEBZJT4FQU t.BKPSJOHJOFYFSDJTFQIZTJPMPHZ t#JH$PNNJTTJPOFST)POPS3PMM t#JH&BTU"DBEFNJD"MM4UBS t(BSSFUU'PSE"DBEFNJD)POPS3PMM

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At West Virginia in 2011 t'JOJTIFEJOUIQMBDFBUUIF1FOO4UBUF National in 23:33 (6k) t"DIJFWFEBUIQMBDFÄ&#x2022;OJTIBUUIF Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic in 18:13 (5k) t&BSOFEBSEQMBDFÄ&#x2022;OJTIBUUIF5PMFEP Bubble Buster Invitational in 14:54 (4k) t$BNFJOFJHIUIQMBDFBUUIF6.&4-JE -JÄ&#x2122;FS*OWJUBUJPOBMJO L  At West Virginia in 2010 t$BNFJOOEBUUIF/$"".JE"UMBOUJD Regional with a 6K time of 22:07 t"SSJWFEJOUIBUUIF#JH&BTU  Championships in 22:51(6k) t'JOJTIFESEBUUIF1FOO4UBUF/BUJPOBM in 22:28 (6k) t3BDFEBUUIF/PUSF%BNF*OWJUBUJPOBM  finishing in 38th with a 5k time of 18:47

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Mountaineer Profiles

Sarah McCauley 5-4 Sophomore Belington, W.Va.

.................................... .................................... At West Virginia in 2012 t3BOJOPOMZPOFSBDFGPSUIF  Mountaineers at the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational where she finished 40th with a 6k time of 22:55 At West Virginia in 2011 t3FETIJSUFE Prep t$PBDIFECZ.JTTZ,BJTFSBU1IJMJQ Barbour High tBOENFUFSDIBNQJPOJO and 2011 t(BUPSBEF8FTU7JSHJOJB$SPTT Country Runner of the Year t8POJOEJWJEVBMUJUMFBOEMFEUFBNUPTUBUF cross country title in 2010 t1MBDFEUIJSEBUTUBUFDIBNQJPOTIJQTJO 2008 and 2009, earning all-state honors tNFUFSDIBNQJPOJO t"MTPDPNQFUFEJOCBTLFUCBMM WPMMFZCBMM and track t(SBEVBUFENBHOBDVNMBVEFXJUIB GPA t4UVEFOUCPEZWJDFQSFTJEFOU Personal t%BVHIUFSPG(FPSHFBOE3PCJO.D$BVMFZ t)BTPOFCSPUIFS t#JSUIEBZJT/PW t&OSPMMFEJOQSFEFOUBMIZHJFOF

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Mountaineer Profiles

Allison Pettit 5-6 Junior Morgantown, W.Va.

At West Virginia in 2012 t4BXBDUJPOJOUISFFSBDFT TUBSUJOHXJUI the WVU Alumni Open where she finished ninth overall with a 4k time of 16:06 t3BOBTFBTPOCFTULUJNFPGBUUIF Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational t'JOJTIFEUIJOUIF#MBDL3BDFBUUIF NCAA Pre-Nationals with a 6k time of 24:45.2

Prep t.71PG.PSHBOUPXO)JHIDSPTTDPVOUSZ and track teams t3BOVOEFSDPBDI+PIO1BUUJBOEDPBDI Mike Ryan t3FDJQJFOUPGUIF"SUIVS$MZEF"XBSE t/BUJPOBM)POPS4PDJFUZNFNCFSBOE officer

Personal t%BVHIUFSPG+PIOBOE%FOJTF1FUUJU t)BTPOFTJTUFS t#JSUIEBZJT/PW t'BUIFSDPNQFUFEGPS876TXJNUFBN t.BKPSJOHJOFYFSDJTFQIZTJPMPHZ t#JH$PNNJTTJPOFST)POPS3PMM t#JH&BTU"DBEFNJD"MM4UBS t(BSSFUU'PSE"DBEFNJD)POPS3PMM

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At West Virginia in 2011 t$BNFJOTUQMBDFBUUIF(SFBUFS  Louisville Cross Country Classic in 18:24 (5k) t&BSOFEBUIQMBDFÄ&#x2022;OJTIBUUIF5PMFEP Bubble Buster Invitational in 14:44 (4k) t$PNQFUFEBUUIF6.&4-JE-JÄ&#x2122;FS Invitational At West Virginia in 2010 t3FETIJSUFE t3BOVOBUUBDIFEBUUIF876*OWJUBUJPOBM  Big East Preview and Notre Dame Invitational

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Mountaineer Profiles

Savanna Plombon 5-8 Junior Frederick, Md.

At West Virginia in 2012 tÄ&#x2021;FÄ&#x2022;STU876SVOOFSBDSPTTUIFMJOFBU the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational by finishing 14th with a 6k time of 22:07 t$BNFJOUIQMBDFJOUIF#MVF3BDFBU the Greater Louisville Classic with a 5k time of 18:05.27 t3BOBTFBTPOCFTULUJNFPGBUUIF NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional for a 27thplace finish At Lehigh in 2011 t1MBDFETFDPOEBUUIF-FIJHI*OWJUBUJPOBM (6k) with a time of 22:05.50 and in a dual meet versus Lafayette with a time of 22:11.6 t'JOJTIFEUIBUUIF1BVM4IPSU3VO L  with a personal-best time of 22:02 t$BNFJOUIBUUIF1FOO4UBUF/BUJPOBM Invitational with a 6k time of 22:58 t/BNFE1BUSJPU-FBHVF$SPTT$PVOUSZ Rookie of the Week on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 t/BNFEUPUIF"MM1BUSJPU-FBHVF Second Team in the 3,000-meter run t)PMETUIF-FIJHITDIPPMSFDPSEJOUIF 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:49.36 t.FNCFSPGUIF1BUSJPU-FBHVF Academic Honor Roll

Prep t3BOGPSDPBDI/JDIPMBT4OZEFSBU  Thomas Johnson t.144"".BSZMBOE*OEPPS4UBUF Champion in the 800-meter run t'SFEFSJDL$PVOUZBOE"/PSUI Regional Individual Cross Country Champion t.FNCFSPGUIF'SFEFSJDL$PVOUZ and Maryland State Cross Country first teams t"TBKVOJPS Ä&#x2022;OJTIFETFDPOEBUUIF Frederick County Championships, The Maryland 4A North Regional and the Maryland State Championships t$PNQFUFEJOUIF NFUFS/JLF Cross National Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships and finished 36th with a season best-time of 18:55

Personal t%BVHIUFSPG%BOJFMBOE5BNB1MPNCPO t)BTPOFCSPUIFS t#JSUIEBZJT+VOF t.BKPSJOHJOQSFCJPMPHZ t#JH$PNNJTTJPOFST)POPS3PMM t(BSSFUU'PSE"DBEFNJD)POPS3PMM

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Mountaineer Profiles

Sydney Scott 5-3 Sophomore Denver, Colo.

At West Virginia in 2012 t5PPLUPQIPOPSTJOIFSÄ&#x2022;STUSBDFBT a Mountaineer by finishing the WVU Alumni Open with a 4k time of 15:09 t5PQQFEIFSLUJNFXJUIB performance at the Toledo InterRegional Bubble Buster t'JOJTIFEUIF/$""1SF/BUJPOBMT#MBDL Race with a 6k time of 24:03.2 t$BNFJOUIBUUIF#JH  Championship with a 6k time of 21:42.6 t&BSOFE/$"""MM.JE"UMBOUJD3FHJPO IPOPSTBÄ&#x2122;FSÄ&#x2022;OJTIJOHUIXJUIB season-best 6k time of 21:21 t.FNCFSPG5FBN64"GPSUIF8PSME Junior Cross Country Championships, where she placed 38th with a 6k time 20:19 t"DBEFNJD"MM#JH3PPLJF5FBN

Prep t"UUFOEFEUIF%FOWFS4DIPPMPG"SUTBOE ran under the guidance of John Gregorio at Denver South t'JOJTIFETFDPOEBOEUIJSEJOUIF 3200-meter and 1600-meter runs, respectively, at the 2011 and 2012 Colorado State High School Track and Field Championships t$BNFJOÄ&#x2022;STUBUUIFL$PMPSBEP" Region 3 Championships t4UBUF$IBNQJPOBUUIF"$PMPSBEP4UBUF Cross Country Championships (5k) t1MBDFETJYUIXJUIBUJNFPGBU the 2011 Footlocker Midwest Regional Championships t2VBMJÄ&#x2022;FEGPSUIF'PPUMPDLFS  National High School Cross Country Championships and finished 26th with a time of 18:17.2

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t5XPUJNFXJOOFSPGUIF%FOWFS1VCMJD Schools League Meet in 2010 and 2011 t'JOJTIFEFJHIUIBUUIF/JLF$SPTT National Southwest Regional Cross Country Championships t"TBKVOJPS QMBDFETFDPOEBUUIF  2010 4A Colorado State Cross Country Championships (5k) t1MBDFEUIJOUIF NFUFSBOEUI in the 3,200-meter runs at the 2010 New Balance High School Nationals t$PNQFUFEBUUIF64"5'+VOJPS Olympic Track and Field Championships and placed second in the intermediate (15-16) 3,000-meter run and fourth in the 1,500-meter run Personal t%BVHIUFSPG"OEZBOE.BSUIB4DPUUBOE Cathy Scott t)BTPOFTJTUFS t#JSUIEBZJT+VMZ t.BKPSJOHJOQSFNVTJDQFSGPSNBODF t(BSSFUU'PSE"DBEFNJD)POPS3PMM t#JH$PNNJTTJPOFST)POPS3PMM

Mountaineer Profiles

Paige Szabat 5-3 Sophomore Wadsworth, Ohio

At West Virginia in 2012 t$PNQFUFEBUUIF876"MVNOJ0QFO where she came in eighth with a 4k time of 15:51 Prep t3BOGPSDPBDI.JDIFMMF'BSSBOEXBT captain at Wadsworth t3BOUPBUPQÄ&#x2022;OJTIJOUIF NFUFS run her final three years at the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships t8POUIF NFUFSSVOBUUIF"LSPO Suburban League Track and Field Championships from 2010-12

t3FDFJWFE"MM0IJPIPOPSTBUUIF0)4"" State Cross Country Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2011 t"MM4VCVSCBO-FBHVFJODSPTTDPVOUSZ and track t1MBDFEUIBUUIF'PPUMPDLFS Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships with a time of 19:39 Personal t%BVHIUFSPG3BZNPOEBOE$BSPM4[BCBU t#JSUIEBZJT%FD t%BEQMBZFETPDDFSBU"LSPOGSPN 1980-83 t.BKPSJOHJOQSFCJPDIFNJTUSZ t#JH$PNNJTTJPOFST)POPS3PMM t(BSSFUU'PSE"DBEFNJD)POPS3PMM

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Mountaineer Profiles

Kelly Williams 5-9 Sophomore Chesterland, Ohio

At West Virginia in 2012 t$PNQFUFEJOFWFSZNFFUGPSUIF  Mountaineers, starting with the WVU Alumni Open where she finished fourth overall with a 4k time of 15:27 t$BNFJOUIBUUIF1FOO4UBUF4QJLFE Shoe Invitational with a 6k time of 22:29 t0OFPGÄ&#x2022;WFSVOOFSTGPS876BUUIF Toledo Inter-Regional Bubble Buster where she posted a personal-best 4k time of 14:20.3 t'JOJTIFEUIJOUIF#MVF3BDFBUUIF Greater Louisville Classic with a personal-best 5k time of 18:14.79 t3BOBLBUUIF/$""1SF Nationals t4FDPOESVOOFSBDSPTTUIFMJOFGPS876 at the Big 12 Championship where she finished 19th overall with a 6k time of 21:37.9 t&BSOFE/$"""MM.JE"UMBOUJD3FHJPO honors with a 22nd-place finish and a personal-best 6k time of 21:20 t645'$$$"%JWJTJPO*8PNFOT Cross Country All-Academic t"DBEFNJD"MM#JH$SPTT$PVOUSZ First Team

Prep t$PBDIFECZ.JLF5BVSBTJBU8FTU(FBVHB High t&BSOFEBMMTUBUFJOUIFNFUFSJOIFS senior year t"DIJFWFEBMMTUBUFJOUIFYIFS sophomore year t(SBEVBUFEXJUIB(1" t.FNCFSPGUIF/BUJPOBM)POPS4PDJFUZ t4UVEFOU$PVODJM4FDSFUBSZ t"MTPDPNQFUFEJOHZNOBTUJDT

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Mountaineer Profiles

Megan Yuan 5-8 Sophomore Thunder Bay, Ontario

At West Virginia in 2012 t$BNFJOTFWFOUIBUUIF876"MVNOJ Open with a 4k time of 15:48 t$PNQFUFEBUUIF(SFBUFS-PVJTWJMMF Classic where she finished 58th in the Blue Race with a 5k time of 18:54.66 t'JOJTIFEUIJOUIF#MBDL3BDFBUUIF NCAA Pre-Nationals with a 6k time of 23:06.4 t"DBEFNJD"MM#JH3PPLJF5FBN

Prep t3BOBU4U*HOBUJVT t1MBDFEUIBUUIF+VOJPS%JWJTJPO Canadian Cross Country Championships t4JYUIBUUIF0'4""4FOJPS%JWJTJPO Cross Country Championships t$BOBEJBO:PVUI%JWJTJPO  3,000-meter Champion t'JOJTIFETFDPOEBUUIF+VOJPS Division OFSAA Cross Country Championships t$BOBEJBO.JEHFU%JWJTJPO  3,000-meter Champion t1MBDFEUIJSEJOUIF$BOBEJBO Midget Division 1,500-meter run t'JOJTIFEUIJSEJOUIF"0:PVUI Cross Country Championships in the 1,500-meter run

Personal t%BVHIUFSPG.JLFBOE4VF:VBO t)BTUXPCSPUIFST t#JSUIEBZJT'FC t.BKPSJOHJOQSFTQPSUTQTZDIPMPHZ t#JH$PNNJTTJPOFST)POPS3PMM t(BSSFUU'PSE"DBEFNJD)POPS3PMM

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Mountaineer Newcomers

Amy Cashin

Maggie Drazba

5-5 Freshman

5-1 Freshman

Werribee, Australia

St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, W. Va.

Prep t$BQUBJOBU8FSSJCFF4FDPOEBSZ$PMMFHFGPSDPBDI1FUFS#VSLF t.FNCFSPG5FBN"VTUSBMJBGPSUIF8PSME+VOJPS$SPTT$PVOUSZ  Championships, where she placed 50th with a 6k time of 20:48 t7JDUPSJB4UBUF6DIBNQJPOJOUIF NFUFSSVO t4JMWFSNFEBMJTUBUUIFL6"VTUSBMJB$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPOTIJQT t1BSUPG5FBN7JDUPSJBGPSDSPTTDPVOUSZBOEUSBDLÄ&#x2022;FMEGSPN t6$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPOJO7JDUPSJB t#SPO[FNFEBMJTUBUUIFL6"VTUSBMJB$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPOTIJQTJO 2010 t4JMWFSNFEBMJTUBUUIFL6"VTUSBMJB$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPOTIJQTJO 2009 t$IBNQJPOJOUIF6 NFUFSSVOBUUIF"VTUSBMJB5SBDL'JFME Championships Personal t%BVHIUFSPG1FUFSBOE#SFOEB$BTIJO t)BTPOFCSPUIFSBOEPOFTJTUFS t#JSUIEBZJT+VMZ t.BKPSJOHJOQSFTQPSUTQTZDIPMPHZ

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Prep t'PVSZFBSMFUUFSXJOOFSBU4U.BSZT)JHI tBOE(BUPSBEF8FTU7JSHJOJB(JSMT$SPTT$PVOUSZ"UIMFUFPGUIF Year t(BUPSBEF8FTU7JSHJOJB(JSMT5SBDL'JFME"UIMFUFPGUIF:FBS t BOE8FTU7JSHJOJB"""4UBUF$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPO t1MBDFEUIJSEBUUIF'PPUMPDLFS4PVUIXFTU3FHJPOBMXJUIBUJNFPGUP qualify for the 2012 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, where she placed 22nd overall t4FDPOEQMBDFBUUIF64"5'$SPTT$PVOUSZ+VOJPS$IBNQJPOTIJQT t)FMQFEMFBE5FBN64"UPUIFDIBNQJPOTIJQBUUIF/"$"$ XIFSF she placed fourth individually t)PMETUIF8FTU7JSHJOJB)JHI4DIPPM4UBUF.FFUSFDPSEGPSDSPTTDPVOUSZ with a 5k time of 17:17 t5PPLUPQIPOPSTBUUIF(SFBU"NFSJDBO$SPTT$PVOUSZ'FTUJWBM t1BSUPGB4U.BSZTTRVBEUIBUXPOUIF"""8FTU7JSHJOJB$SPTT  Country Championship t6OEFGFBUFEJO-JUUMF,BOBXIB$SPTT$PVOUSZ$POGFSFODF$IBNQJPOTIJQ competition all four years t8FTU7JSHJOJBPVUEPPSUSBDLBOEÄ&#x2022;FMESFDPSEIPMEFSJOUIFNJMF    1,600-meter run (4:51), 3,000-meter run (9:37), 3,200-meter run (10:27) and two mile run (10:37) t8FTU7JSHJOJBJOEPPSUSBDLBOEÄ&#x2022;FMESFDPSEIPMEFSJOUIF NFUFS  (10:41), two-mile run (10:29) and the 5,000-meter run (17:40) t'JOJTIFETFDPOEBUUIF1FOO3FMBZTJOUIF NFUFSSVO t'PVSUJNF8FTU7JSHJOJBUSBDLBOEÄ&#x2022;FMETUBUFDIBNQJPOJODMBTT"JOUIF 800-meter run (2010-13) and the 1,600-meter run (2010-13) tÄ&#x2021;SFFUJNF8FTU7JSHJOJBUSBDLBOEÄ&#x2022;FMETUBUFDIBNQJPOJODMBTT"JOUIF 3,200-meter run (2011-13) t1BSUPGUIFYNFUFSSFMBZUFBNUIBUDBQUVSFEUIFTUBUFUJUMFJO t)PMETUIF8FTU7JSHJOJB$MBTT"TUBUFNFFUSFDPSEJOUIFNFUFSSVO     NFUFSSVO  BOEUIFYNFUFSSFMBZ 

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Mountaineer Newcomers

Rachel Faulds

Jillian Forsey

5-3 Freshman

5-4 Freshman

Frankford, Ontario

Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador

Prep t3BODSPTTDPVOUSZBOEUSBDLÄ&#x2022;FMEBU5SFOUPO)JHIBOEXBTDPBDIFE  by her father, Allan, and Sue Tripp t#SPO[FNFEBMJTUJOUIF4FOJPS(JSMTLBUUIF0'4""$SPTT  Country Championships t4JMWFSNFEBMJTUJOUIF+VOJPS%JWJTJPOBUUIF0'4""$SPTT$PVOUSZ Championships t4JMWFSNFEBMJTUJOUIF+VOJPS%JWJTJPOBUUIF0'4""5SBDL'JFME  Championships in the 3,000-meter run t8POUIF#SPO[FNFEBMBUUIF$BOBEJBO+VOJPS/BUJPOBM$IBNQJPOTIJQT in the 3,000-meter run in 2011 t8POUIF4JMWFSNFEBMBUUIF$BOBEJBO:PVUI/BUJPOBM$IBNQJPOTIJQT in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:57.93 t#SPO[FNFEBMJTUTPQIPNPSFZFBSBUUIF0'4""$IBNQJPOTIJQTJOUIF   NFUFSSVOXJUIBUJNFPG XIJMFBMTPQMBDJOHTJYUIJOUIF  1,500-meter run t"MTPTXBNDPNQFUJUJWFMZGPSTFWFOZFBST Personal t%BVHIUFSPG"MMBOBOE4UFQIBOJF'BVMET t)BTPOFTJTUFS t#JSUIEBZJT0DU t.BKPSJOHJOQSFFYFSDJTFQIZTJPMPHZ

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Prep t3BOBU4UFQIFOWJMMF)JHIGPSDPBDI3BZ8JMM t/FXGPVOEMBOE1SPWJODJBM$IBNQJPOJOUIFNFUFSSVO  NFUFSSVOBOE   NFUFSSVOGPSTJYTUSBJHIUZFBST t.FNCFSPG5FBN$BOBEBGPSUIF8PSME+VOJPS$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPOTIJQT XIFSF she placed 49th with a 6k time 20:40 t1MBDFEFJHIUIBUUIFL/"$"$$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPOTIJQT t'JOJTIFEÄ&#x2022;STUBUUIF$BOBEJBO$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPOTIJQTXJUIBLUJNFPG 17:21 t8POUIF"UIMFUJDT0OUBSJP$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPOTIJQXJUIBLUJNFPG t'JOJTIFETFDPOEBUUIF.BJOF$SPTT$PVOUSZ'FTUJWBMPG$IBNQJPOT t/BNFE/FXGPVOEMBOEBOE-BCSBEPS'FNBMF"UIMFUFPGUIF:FBSJO t8POUIFNFUFSSVOBOE NFUFSSVOBUUIF/JLF)JHI4DIPPM(SBOE1SJY t3BOGPS5FBN$BOBEBBOEÄ&#x2022;OJTIFEUIBUUIF/"$"$$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPOTIJQ t NFUFS"UIMFUJDT0OUBSJP$IBNQJPOTIJQT(PMENFEBMJTUJO t'JOJTIFEUIBUUIF$BOBEJBO$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPOTIJQT t1MBDFEÄ&#x2022;Ä&#x2122;IJOUIF NFUFSSVOBOETFWFOUIJOUIF NFUFSSVOBUUIF Canadian Youth National Championships t'JOJTIFETFWFOUIJOUIF NFUFSSVOBUUIF$BOBEJBO+VOJPS$IBNQJPOTIJQT t#SPO[FNFEBMJTUJOUIF NFUFSSVOBOEGPVSUIJOUIF NFUFSSVOBUUIF Canadian Youth National Championships t"MTPBDPNQFUJUJWFDSPTTDPVOUSZTLJFSBOEXBTBNFNCFSPGUIF/BUJPOBM5BMFOU Squad that won a Bronze medal in the 5k freestyle at the 2011 Canadian National Championships Personal t%BVHIUFSPG#JMM'PSTFZBOE3PTFNBSZ3ZBO t)BTPOFCSPUIFS t#JSUIEBZJT+VOF t.BKPSJOHJOQSFFYFSDJTFQIZTJPMPHZ

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Mountaineer Newcomers

Peyton Hampson

Brianna Kerekes

5-8 Freshman

5-5 Freshman

Waynesburg, Pa.

Morgantown, W. Va.

Prep t3BOGPSDPBDIFT%VBOF#PXFSTBOE+FÄ&#x152;$PTTBU8BZOFTCVSH$FOUSBM t1MBDFEUIJSEJOUIFNFUFSBUUIF1*""5SBDLBOE'JFME4UBUF  Championships with a personal-best time of 2:11.52 t3BOLFEÄ&#x2022;Ä&#x2122;IPOUIFSFHJPOBMBMMUJNFTMJTUGPSUIFNFUFS t'JOJTIFEÄ&#x2022;STUJOUIFNFUFSBUUIF3FHJPOBM$IBNQJPOTIJQTJOBOE recorded the fastest AA time in regional history t1MBDFEÄ&#x2022;Ä&#x2122;IJOUIFNFUFSBUUIF1*""5SBDLBOE'JFME4UBUF  Championships t)PMETUIFTDIPPMSFDPSETJOUIFNFUFSBOENFUFSSVOT BTXFMMBT UIFYSFMBZ Personal t%BVHIUFSPG3POBOE%FCCZ)BNQTPO t#JSUIEBZJT+BO t)BTPOFCSPUIFSBOEPOFTJTUFS t7BMFEJDUPSJBOPGHSBEVBUJOHDMBTTXJUIB(1" t&OSPMMFEJOQSFIVNBOOVUSJUJPOBOEGPPET

Prep t3BOGPSDPBDIFT-PSJBOE5ZMFS%F7BVMUBU5SJOJUZ$ISJTUJBO t/BNFE"MM4UBUF'JSTU5FBNBÄ&#x2122;FSQMBDJOHTFDPOEJOUIFNFUFSBOE  400-meter runs and fourth in the 100-meter dash t"UUIF07"$Ä&#x2022;OBMT QMBDFETJYUIJOUIFNFUFSBOEÄ&#x2022;Ä&#x2122;IJOUIFNFUFS and 100 meter t)PMETUIFTDIPPMSFDPSETJOUIFNFUFS NFUFS NFUFSSVOTBOE UIFYSFMBZ t"MTPQMBZFEJOCBTLFUCBMM WPMMFZCBMMBOETPÄ&#x2122;CBMM Personal t%BVHIUFSPG#SJBOBOE4VTBO,FSFLFT t#JSUIEBZJT"QSJM t)BTPOFCSPUIFS t&OSPMMFEJOQSFPDDVQBUJPOBMUIFSBQZ t(BSSFUU'PSE"DBEFNJD)POPS3PMM t%FBOT-JTU

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Brynn Harshbarger 5-2 Freshman Morgantown, W. Va. Prep t3BOBU.PSHBOUPXO)JHIGPSDPBDI.JLF3ZBO t1MBDFETFDPOEJOUIF NFUFSSVOBOEÄ&#x2022;Ä&#x2122;IJOUIF NFUFSSVOBUUIF 8FTU7JSHJOJB4UBUF5SBDL'JFME$IBNQJPOTIJQT t1BSUPGUIFXJOOJOHYNFUFSSFMBZUFBNBUUIF8FTU7JSHJOJB4UBUF 5SBDL'JFME$IBNQJPOTIJQT t-FEUFBNUPBUIJSEQMBDFÄ&#x2022;OJTIBUUIF/9/4PVUIFBTU3FHJPOBM$SPTT  Country Championship, while also individually placing 15th t3VOOFSVQBUUIF8FTU7JSHJOJB4UBUF$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPOTIJQT  which helped her team to a first-place finish t1MBDFEUIBUUIF(SFBU"NFSJDBO$SPTT$PVOUSZ'FTUJWBMXJUIBQFSTPOBM best 5k time of 18:02 t8POUIF NFUFSSVOBUUIF8FTU7JSHJOJB4UBUF5SBDL'JFME  Championships and placed third in the 1,600-meter run and second in the YNFUFSSFMBZ t'JOJTIFEFJHIUIJOEJWJEVBMMZBUUIF8FTU7JSHJOJB4UBUF$SPTT$PVOUSZ meet and led her team to a first-place finish t.FNCFSPGUIFYNFUFSSFMBZUFBNUIBUÄ&#x2022;OJTIFEUIJSEBUUIF8FTU 7JSHJOJB4UBUF5SBDL'JFME$IBNQJPOTIJQT Personal t%BVHIUFSPG%BWFBOE$PMMFFO)BSTICBSHFS t)BTPOFCSPUIFS t#JSUIEBZJT%FD t.BKPSJOHJOQSFCJPMPHZ

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Mountaineer Newcomers

Corinne Kule 5-4 Freshman Chardon, Ohio Prep t3BOBU$IBSEPO)JHIGPSDPBDI.JLF$PNCT t'PVSUJNF1SFNJFS"UIMFUJD$POGFSFODF$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPO (2009-12) tÄ&#x2021;SFFUJNFTUBUFRVBMJÄ&#x2022;FS 

t/BNFE"MM0IJPBÄ&#x2122;FSQMBDJOHUIBUUIF%JWJTJPO*0IJP4UBUF$SPTT Country Championships t4FMFDUFEUPSFQSFTFOU0IJPBUUIF.JE&BTU$SPTT$PVOUSZ  Championships t4DPSFEGPS0IJPBUUIF'PPUMPDLFS.JEXFTU3FHJPOBMCZQMBDJOHUI t4DIPPMSFDPSEIPMEFSJOUIF NFUFSSVOBOEBGPVSUJNF.71 tÄ&#x2021;SFFUJNF1SFNJFS"UIMFUJD$POGFSFODF$IBNQJPOJOUIF NFUFSSVO (2010-12) and also won the 3,200-meter run and 800-meter run tTUBUFRVBMJÄ&#x2022;FSJOUIF NFUFSSVOBOEQMBDFEUIBUUIF0IJP  %JWJTJPO4UBUF5SBDL'JFME$IBNQJPOTIJQT t'PVSUJNF.71GPSTDIPPMUSBDLUFBN tÄ&#x2021;SFFUJNF"MM0IJP"DBEFNJD"XBSE t'PVSUJNF"MM1"$"DBEFNJD"XBSEGPSDSPTTDPVOUSZBOEUSBDLÄ&#x2022;FME Personal t%BVHIUFSPG,BSMBOE+PBOOF,VMF t#JSUIEBZJT%FD t%BESBODSPTTDPVOUSZBOEUSBDLÄ&#x2022;FMEBU876 t.BKPSJOHJOQSFTQFFDIQBUIPMPHZ

t3FHJPOBM5SBDL'JFME$IBNQJPOJOUIF NFUFSSVOBOEUIF  1,500-meter steeplechase t#SPLFUIFDPVSTFSFDPSEPOIFSXBZUPXJOOJOHUIF3FHJPOBM$SPTT Country Championship t.FNCFSPG5FBN0OUBSJPBOEÄ&#x2022;OJTIFEÄ&#x2022;Ä&#x2122;IJOEJWJEVBMMZBUUIF/BUJPOBM  Legion Track and Field Championship t1SPWJODJBM$IBNQJPOJOUIF NFUFSTUFFQMFDIBTFBUUIF-FHJPO 1SPWJODJBM5SBDL'JFME$IBNQJPOTIJQT t3FHJPOBM5SBDL'JFMEDIBNQJPOJOUIFNFUFSSVO  NFUFS run and 1,500-meter steeplechase t3FHJPOBM$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPO t3FHJPOBM5SBDLBOE'JFMEDIBNQJPOJOUIFNFUFSSVO NFUFS run and 1,500-meter steeplechase t61SPWJODJBMSFDPSEIPMEFSJOUIF NFUFSTUFFQMFDIBTF t#SPO[FNFEBMJTUBUUIF/BUJPOBM-FHJPO5SBDL'JFME$IBNQJPOTIJQT Personal t%BVHIUFSPG-VDBOE+VMJF.BJTPOOFVWF t)BTUXPCSPUIFSTBOEPOFTJTUFS t#JSUIEBZJT0DU t.BKPSJOHJOQSFJOUFSOBUJPOBMTUVEJFT

Rebecca Wendt 5-10 Freshman Whitby, Ontario

Renee Maisonneuve 5-3 Freshman Timmins, Ontario Prep t3BOBU&DPMFTFDPOEBJSFDBUIPMJRVFÄ&#x2021;FSJBVMUGPSDPBDI+PFM3VFM t3FDJQJFOUPGUIFUSPQIZGPSCFTUJOEJWJEVBMBOECFTUUFBNQFSGPSNBODFBUUIF 2012-13 OFSAA Cross Country Championships t$BOBEJBO*OUFSTDIPMBTUJDSFDPSEIPMEFSJOUIF NFUFSTUFFQMFDIBTF  (4:57.06) t4DIPPMSFDPSEIPMEFSJOUIF NFUFSSVO  NFUFSSVO   3,000-meter run (10:43) and 1,500-meter steeplechase (4:57.06) t(PMENFEBMJTUJOUIF NFUFSTUFFQMFDIBTFBUUIF0'4""5SBDL Field Championships t3FHJPOBM5SBDL'JFMEDIBNQJPOJOUIFNFUFSSVO  NFUFS run and 1,500-meter steeplechase t4FUB3FHJPOBM5SBDL'JFME.FFUSFDPSEJOUIFNFUFSSVOBOE  1,500-meter steeplechase t)FMQFEIFSUFBNUPB4JMWFSNFEBMBUUIF0'4""$SPTT$PVOUSZ  Championships t3FHJPOBM$SPTT$PVOUSZ$IBNQJPO t4JMWFSNFEBMJTUJOUIF NFUFSTUFFQMFDIBTFBUUIF0'4""5SBDL Field Championships

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2013 Preview

2013 Preview A Look at 2013 .................. Pg 48 Coach Cleary One-on-One Pg 49 Schedule ........................... Pg 51 Host Information ................ Pg 51

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2013 Preview

(Left  to  Right)  Jordan  Hamric,  Savanna  Plombon,  Hallie  Portner,  Sarah  Martinelli Runner’s Set...Go! A Look at the 2013 Mountaineers XC Season Preview The Mountaineers enter 2013 with one of their most talented teams in recent years. A solid mix of experience, youth and overall depth has West Virginia poised to compete nationally, while running in its second season in the Big 12 Conference. Newcomers This year’s Mountaineer squad features 10 freshmen and five sophomores on their roster in 2013. The group is filled with young runners with the potential to immediately contribute to the program. “Time will tell if this class turns out to be the finest or one of the finest classes, but we are excited about their high school accomplishments and their desire to come in and run for the Blue and Gold,” Cleary says. Cleary’s Foundation Cleary enters his 22nd season with Mountaineers, and seventh as head coach. He has experienced a great deal of success and has seen his runners garner five cross country All-America accolades and 25 track All-America recognitions since 2007. “ I think we take care of our runners, make plans and cycle them in and out of competition,” Cleary says. “Ultimately, I want to see every single kid blow away expectations.” Academic Success The Mountaineers have experienced

a great deal of success off the field with Cleary at the helm. Six runners from the 2012 team earned USTFCCCA AllAcademic distinctions. The WVU cross country team posted a perfect APR score of 1,000 in 2011, and followed that up with a near-perfect score of 996 in 2012. “A vast majority of the girls in our program could go to Harvard, Princeton, Yale or other premiere academic institutions,” Cleary says. “They could be at these types of institutions, but they have faith that West Virginia, both athletically and academically, can allow them to reach their goals.” Gillespie Emerges as New Leader Kaitlyn Gillespie is poised to step in as the face of the WVU cross country team in 2013. Gillespie earned All-America honors in 2010 and 2011, however was forced to take a medical redshirt in 2012. She is a talented senior runner with the opportunity to earn a third All-America distinction this season. “Everyone has a role as seniors. I expect them to take care of these new faces, and I see Katie as the backbone of that,” Cleary says. “She is an all-around student-athlete and has the sheer desire and work ethnic needed to be successful.” Local Roots Coach Cleary added three more runners from the state of West Virginia this season, bringing the team total to 48 | West Virginia University

eight. The Mountaineers have always had a roster filled with local talent and the local interest in distance running has recently increased. In fact, five runners on the roster are Morgantown, W.Va., natives. “The state of West Virginia is filled with talented runners,” Cleary says. “Sometimes they get overlooked when it comes to recruiting, but they always seem to prove their worth in college, and I’m always thrilled to see local talent develop.” Cleary Named President of USTFCCCA After serving as the vice president for two years, Cleary was named the President of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The non-profit organization represents Track & Field and Cross Country coaches at all levels. It serves as an advocate for both sports, while also providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of its membership. “I really believe it’s a privilege to be the head coach at West Virginia and with that comes the responsibility that we hold this institution in a great light,” Cleary says. “We’re shaping and scoping the future of the sport. But I think the biggest thing as coaches is we are mentors to these kids, we’re mentors to other coaches and we are put in positions to build relationships with high school coaches and other coaches, where we should give back.”

2013 Preview

......................... tremendous improvement last ......................... showed year. And locally, we’re looking at Sarah

Martinelli, having come off a breakthrough junior year, to step up as one of the leaders in the program this year. We had a lot of redshirting last year. Those kids gained experience. It’s one of the better blends of senior leadership, depth and incoming talent - probably the way that any successful program should be run. It will be exciting to see this group unfold.

Sarah  Martinelli   International Success The Mountaineers were wellrepresented in the 40th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Poland in March 2013. Three WVU runners crossed the finish line in the top 50, with all three representing different countries. Sophomore Sydney Scott finished 38th, while representing the United States. Freshman Jillian Forsey crossed the finish line in 49th, while representing Canada and freshman Amy Cashin finished 50th representing Australia. This is just one example of the multiple international honors West Virginia runners have recently received.

One-on-One With Coach Cleary What are the expectations for the eight newcomers you’ve added this season and what do they bring to the Mountaineer program? The graduating seniors this past year completed one of the finest runs in program history. What’s exciting about our future is that we still have excellent depth returning with arguably the best recruiting class on paper. Eight new faces - four Canadians, an Australian, a few really good West Virginia kids, and we’re adding another from Ohio. Leading this year’s team should be Katie Gillespie - a two-time All-American. Kelly Williams

Senior Kaitlyn Gillespie sat out last season, but has two All-American distinctions to her name. Is she poised for an impressive senior campaign? Katie Gillespie is the epitome of what an all-around student-athlete should be. A 3.9 GPA and a two-time All-American. What separates her from the rest isn’t the fact she’s been an All-American, it’s the pursuit of excellence. And no stone will be unturned in her pursuit to make a comeback and get to the front of the NCAA Championships again. She’s been out 15 months. My feeling is that when she actually puts on the uniform, she will have not missed anything. I’m excited about that. Within the classroom, on the field, just sheer desire and work ethic. She’s cross training two to three times a day on a bike and in a pool. In addition to minimal running as we’re trying to bring her back. I’m beyond excited and expect very big things from her this year. Rarely do I come across a student-athlete who has my goals for them or higher, and Katie is definitely one of those student-athletes. She should be the backbone of it. Eight freshmen for us is huge. Those kids are going to need a

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lot of attention and the seniors are really going to need to step up and help. What has been your philosophy when it comes to academics and why has your team been so successful in the classroom? Years ago, when I first started recruiting to West Virginia, you heard academic stereotypes - very frustrating to me. I can actually lay claim to statistics that say there hasn’t been a female studentathlete in our program who came in with a goal and didn’t achieve it. Meaning, if they wanted to become a doctor, they became a doctor. If they wanted to become a dentist, they became a dentist, and on and on. It’s a 100 percent success rate for us. And, as time goes on, it becomes easier to bring in a higher level of student-athlete because of the kids we’ve had proving this. One of the prouder statistics is that there has never been someone who didn’t come in, work hard and not achieve what their goal was when they entered the door. I hope that continues. Part of that is recruiting - those are the types of kids we are recruiting. On the flip side, we have a philosophy here at West Virginia, and that is we are studentathlete driven. I am convinced that as a coaching staff we can take a look at the needs of each and every one of them individually, take care of their academic needs, not train them and treat them like robots, but allow them to come together and still create a great team atmosphere. If someone has a chemistry exam and I know there is a minor meet, and I think it will help this kid to stay home and take this exam and not have to take a cumulative at the end of the year, then I’ll leave them at home; that’s a coaching philosophy. Your program has been extremely successful since you took over. How have you been able to quietly build one of the best programs on campus? When I first took the job, I came up with bullet points for myself and I said, ‘We’re going to have tremendous students.’ It wasn’t just a vision of mine. We had good students prior to me. But I saw a correlation between kids who were focused and took care of their business and athletic performances. In distance running, if a kid comes in and works really hard and stays focused, and just loves the sport, we’re going to get a lot out of them. If we’re starting with a good product as a student, I’ll take someone who is a little less talented as an athlete, knowing that in distance running, it’s a sport with sheer hard work. There is a lot of room for improvement. It’s just the nature of the sport.

Coach  Sean  Cleary Is there a lot of talent in West Virginia? I think there is talent everywhere. Sometimes, there are a few more diamonds in the rough. When they come in and become these phenomenal athletes, that starts the association of them with talent. If you look back to their actual high school performances, if they were that talented, they would have been recruited by other schools. I wanted the best students we could possibly get. I wanted high numbers of West Virginia kids in our program. What type of relationships have you built with your runners and what is your level of trust with them? I think it has something to do with their character and their desires. No matter if it is Division I or Division II, a distance runner is a distance runner. They have desire, they have respect, and they have passion. My goal is to teach them to have more respect for themselves and their teammates. To teach them to not only look at things as an individual, but also to be accountable toward the team. We have those two things. I want to get my kids to a point where they are so self-motivated and they are so driven to do this on their own, that my biggest job is to hold them back. I don’t care if they’re doing summer internships in California or they’re living in Fairmont, or wherever they are. The vast majority of my job is to actually hold them back from training too hard. I think that is just the nurturing environment of this town. My assistant coaches, some of the pro athletes who have gone on and run, they care a great deal.

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You’ve recently been named the President of the USTFCCCA. What is that like so far, and what are some of your responsibilities in that role? I was the vice president for the last two years and just became the president. I think it is important that the veteran coaches give back, because we’re shaping and scoping the future of the sport. But I think the biggest thing as coaches is we are mentors to these kids, we’re mentors to other coaches and we are put in positions where we can build relationships with high school coaches and other coaches where we should give back. I really believe it is a privilege to be the head coach at West Virginia and with that comes the responsibility that we hold this institution in a great light. We’re all busy and while it’s going to be time consuming, I feel it’s important. I have a perspective in cross country and distance running and I hope to help a lot of younger coaches. The bottom line with my belief system is that I believe that instinctively we are all procrastinators. We all put off sometimes. But I think that with these kids, if they’re going to work hard at something, I think our job is to get them to work a little bit harder and really get rewarded. Whether that is in athletics or academically, or just making the right decisions in life, it’s okay to go for something. And that’s what we’re trying to teach them.

2013 Preview 2013 WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE Day Saturday Friday Saturday Saturday Saturday Friday Saturday

Date Aug. 31 Sept. 13 Oct. 5 Oct. 19 Nov. 2 Nov. 15 Nov. 23

Event Location Lehigh Invitational Bethlehem, Pa. PSU Spiked Shoe Invitational State College, Pa. Paul Short Run Bethlehem, Pa. PSU National State College, Pa. Big 12 Championships Waco, Texas NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Bethlehem, Pa. NCAA Cross Country Championship Terre Haute, Ind.

Host Information Lehigh Invitational Event Information Date: Saturday, Aug. 31 Host: Lehigh Location: Bethlehem, Pa. Course: Lehigh Cross Country Course Conference: Patriot League

Media Information SID Contact: Kevin McCall Email: kam213@lehigh.edu Phone: 610-758-5101 Internet: www.lehighsports.com Twitter: @LUTF

Event Information Date: Friday, Sept. 13 Host: Penn State Location: State College, Pa. Course: Penn State Blue/White Golf Courses Conference: Big Ten

Media Information SID Contact: Matt Caracappa Email: mnc5000@psu.edu Phone: 814-865-1757 Internet: www.gopsusports.com Twitter: PennStateTFXC

Event Information Date: Saturday, Oct. 5 Host: Lehigh Location: Bethlehem, Pa. Course: Lehigh Cross Country Course Conference: Patriot League

Media Information SID Contact: Kevin McCall Email: paulshort@paulshortxcrun.com Phone: 610-758-5101 Internet: www.paulshortxcrun.com Twitter: @LUTF

Event Information Date: Saturday, Oct. 19 Host: Penn State Location: State College, Pa. Course: Penn State Blue/White Golf Courses Conference: Big Ten

Media Information SID Contact: Matt Caracappa Email: mnc5000@psu.edu Phone: 814-865-1757 Internet: www.gopsusports.com Twitter: PennStateTFXC

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Media Information SID Contact: Sean Doerre Email: sean_doerre@baylor.edu Phone: 254-710-3638 Internet: www.Big12Sports.com Twitter: @Big12Conference

Event Information Date: Friday, Nov. 15 Host: Lehigh Location: Bethlehem, Pa. Course: Goodman Course Conference: Patriot League

Media Information SID Contact: Kevin McCall Email: kam213@lehigh.edu Phone: 610-758-5101 Internet: www.ncaa.com Twitter: @NCAA

Event Information Date: Saturday, Nov. 23 Host: Indiana State Location: Terre Haute, Ind. Course: Wabash Valley Family Sports Center Conference: Missouri Valley Conference

Media Information SID Contact: Kevin Jenison Email: kevin.jenison@indstate.edu Phone: 812-237-4073 Internet: www.ncaa.com Twitter: @NCAA

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A Look Back at 2012 Big 12 Welcome Riding its fourth top-10 finish in the last five years, the West Virginia University cross country team entered one of the best conferences in the nation, the Big 12 Conference, on July 1, 2012. The Big 12 has seen huge national success in the sport of cross country with the conference producing three national champions, four runner-ups and four individual titles. The conference has sent at least three teams to the NCAA Championships every year, with a record-breaking eight attending the championships in 1998. The conference emphasizes the cornerstone of coach Sean Cleary’s program – competing and winning at the highest level. Brault Goes 4-for-4 Senior Sarah-Anne Brault returned for her final season as a Mountaineer and finished by going to the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in her career. Brault, who was the first alternate for Canada in the triathlon for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, sat out the first part of the season and only saw action in the championship portion. Brault ran her first race at the Big 12 Championships in Austin, Texas and came in 10th. The Winnipeg,

Ontario native received All-Big 12 honors and finished her career with two all-conference honors. Brault continued her success at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals where she finished a career-high seventh with a season-best 6k time of 20:35. Brault garnered All-Region honors for the third year in a row on her way to the NCAA Championships where she placed 76th. Mid-Atlantic Honorees Along with Brault’s recognition, freshmen Sydney Scott and Kelly Williams also received the distinction of All-Region. Williams was the first of the two across the line in 22nd place, while Scott followed closely behind in 24th. Both ended their first seasons as Mountaineers with season-best times on the course at Penn State. Williams finished the 6k race in 21:20, while Scott posted a time of 21:21. Senior Leadership Seniors Jordan Hamric and Aubrey Moskal were depended on greatly for the Mountaineers in 2012. Moskal ran in every race for WVU, while Hamric only sat out one. The duo of Hamric and Moskal opened the season by finishing second and third, respectively, at the WVU Alumni 54 | West Virginia University

Open. Hamric’s next three races saw the Bruceton Mills, W.Va., native finishing in the top 25 and posting personal best times. Hamric wrapped up her season with a 65th-place finish in at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional. Moskal’s dedication was seen from start to finish as she consistently was a top five runner for the Mountaineers. Moskal did not miss a race for WVU and saw her highest finish at the Greater Louisville Classic, where the Morgantown, W.Va., native placed 13th with a personal-best 5k time of 18:14.88. The Freshman Duo In only their first seasons as Mountaineers, Kelly Williams and Sydney Scott were counted upon greatly by WVU in 2012. Williams’ consistent improvement proved beneficial for WVU as she moved from being the pack runner to a leader in a matter of weeks. Williams’ hard work was seen in the final two meets, where she was the second WVU runner across the finish line in each performance, and gained valuable points for the Mountaineers. Scott started the season with a bang by winning the WVU Alumni Open with partner Jordan Hamric.

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Event WVU Alumni Open PSU Spiked Shoe Toledo Bubble Buster Greater Lousiville Classic Pre-Nationals (Louisville, Ky.) Big 12 Championships (Austin, Texas) NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regonal (State College, Pa.) NCAA Championships (Louisville, Ky.)

After sitting out a few meets, Scott returned to the championship portion of the season as WVU’s third runner, where the Denver, Colo., native posted personal-best times in the final two meets. Following the conclusion of the 2012 season, Scott competed for Team USA at the World Junior Cross Country Championships, where she placed 38th with a 6k time of 20:19.

Top Finisher Sydney Scott (1st) Savanna Plombon (14th) Sydney Scott(41st) Jordan Hamric (3rd) Sarah Martinelli (11th) Sarah-Ann Brault (10th) Sarah-Ann Brault (7th) Sarah-Ann Brault (76th)

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Personal-Bests in Austin In its inaugural Big 12 Championship race, WVU had six of the seven runners post personal-best times on the Jimmy Clay Golf Course in Austin, Texas. This was the first time that four of the five scoring runners had personal-best times, while WVU also had four runners finish in the top 30 for only the third time in the 2012 season.

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Hard Work in the Classroom Known for one of the highest GPAs on campus, the cross country team continued their tradition of academic success when nine members of the team were named to the Academic AllBig 12 Cross Country First and Second Teams. Kaitlyn Gillespie and Kelly Williams were two of 13 studentathletes who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. Jordan Hamric, Sarah Martinelli, Aubrey Moskal and Hallie Portner joined them on the first team, while Stephanie Aldea and Chelsea Jarvis were on the second team. Williams and Sarah-Anne Brault would rack up more academic awards at the end of season when the two were named USTFCCCA Division I Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Honorees.

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2012 Review 2012 Individual Race Times Sarah-Anne Brault (Sr.) Event Big 12 Championships NCAA Regionals NCAA Championships

WVU 1st 1st --

Overall 10th 7th 76th

Time 20:52.8 20:35 20:36.8

.......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Jordan Hamric (Sr.) Event WVU Alumni Open Spiked Shoe Invitational Greater Louisville Classic NCAA Pre-Nationals Big 12 Championships NCAA Regionals

WVU -2nd 1st 2nd 5th 6th

Overall 2nd 17th 4th 25th 31st 65th

Time 15:09 22:18 17:57.60 21:57.0 21:55.5 22:18

Chelsea Jarvis (Jr.) Event WVU Alumni Open Spiked Shoe Invitational Toledo Bubble Buster Greater Louisville Classic NCAA Pre-Nationals

WVU -9th 5th 8th 8th

Overall 10th 124th 160th 242nd 197th

Time 17:45 26:10 15:39.6 20:27.48 24:17.7

Sarah Martinelli (Jr.) Event Spiked Shoe Invitational Greater Louisville Classic NCAA Pre-Nationals Big 12 Championships NCAA Regionals

WVU 4th 2nd 1st 4th 5th

Overall 25th 7th 17th 29th 31st

Time 22:28 18:00.34 21:50.2 21:48.5 21:38

Sarah McCauley (Fr.) Event Spiked Shoe Invitational

WVU 6th

Overall 40th

Time 22:55

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2012 Review 2012 Individual Race Times Aubrey Moskal (Sr.) Event WVU Alumni Open Spiked Shoe Invitational Toldeo Bubble Buster Greater Louisville Classic NCAA Pre-Nationals Big 12 Championships NCAA Regionals

WVU -3rd 2nd 5th 4th 6th 7th

Overall 3rd 24th 68th 13th 48th 40th 77th

Time 15:25 22:28 14:17.1 18:14.88 22:17.2 22:13.5 22:39

Allison Pettit (So.) Event WVU Alumni Open Spiked Shoe Invitational NCAA Pre-Nationals

WVU -8th 9th

Overall 9th 62nd 217th

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WVU 1st 3rd 4th

Overall 14th 10th 27th

Time 22:07 18:05.27 21:34

.......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Hallie Portner (Sr.) Event WVU Alumni Open Spiked Shoe Invitational Toledo Bubble Buster Greater Louisville Classic NCAA Pre-Nationals Big 12 Championships

WVU -7th 4th 6th 5th 7th

Overall 5th 42nd 95th 39th 79th 46th

Time 15:30 23:00 14:33.9 18:43.63 22:39.6 22:21.2

Sydney Scott (Fr.) Event WVU Alumni Open Toledo Bubble Buster NCAA Pre-Nationals Big 12 Championships NCAA Regionals

WVU -1st 7th 3rd 3rd

Overall 1st 41st 187th 26th 24th

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WVU --

Overall 8th

Time 15:51

.......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Kelly Williams (Fr.) Event WVU Alumni Open Spiked Shoe Invitational Toldeo Bubble Buster Greater Louisville Classic NCAA Pre-Nationals Big 12 Championships NCAA Regionals

WVU -5th 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd 2nd

Overall 4th 28th 73rd 12th 40th 19th 22nd

Time 15:27 22:29 14:20.3 18:14.79 22:10.2 21:37.9 21:20

Megan Yuan (Fr.) Event WVU Alumni Open Greater Louisville Classic NCAA Pre-Nationals

WVU -7th 6th

Overall 7th 58th 115th

Time 15:48 18:54.66 23:06.4

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.......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... 2012 Accolades All-­Regional  (Mid-­Atlantic) Sarah-­Anne  Brault Kelly  Williams Sydney  Scott All-­Big  12 Sarah-­Anne  Brault Academic  All-­Big  12 6WHSKDQLH$OGHD Sarah-­Anne  Brault .DLWO\Q*LOOHVSLH Jordan  Hamric &KHOVHD-DUYLV Sarah  Martinelli Aubrey  Moskal Hallie  Portner Kelly  Williams  

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All-Big 12 Sarah-Anne Brault

2012

Big East Team Champions 2007 Big East Freshman of the Year Megan Metcalfe 2000 Big East Individual Champion Marie-Louise Asselin 2008

(Left  to  Right)  Kate  Harrison,  Kaitlyn  Gillespie,  Sarah  Brault NCAA Honors All-Americans Kaitlyn Gillespie Kate Harrison Marie-Louise Asselin Keri Bland Clara Grandt Megan Metcalfe Charity Wachera

2010, 2011 2011 2007, 2008, 2009 2007, 2008, 2009 2009 2002, 2004 1997

Division I District II Coaching Staff of the Year Martin Pushkin/Sean Cleary 1995, 1997, 2000 Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year Sean Cleary 2004, 2007, 2008 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Team Champions 2004, 2008 NCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Champion Megan Metcalfe 2002 NCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Sydney Scott 2012 Kelly Williams 2012 Kaitlyn Gillespie 2010, 2011 Sarah-Anne Brault 2010, 2011, 2012 Ahna Lewis 2008, 2011 Kate Harrison 2008, 2009, 2011 Kaylyn Christopher 2008, 2009, 2011 Clara Grandt 2007, 2008, 2009 Marie-Louise Asselin 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Keri Bland 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Susan Davis 2004, 2005

Jennifer Davis Tara Struyk Megan Metcalfe Merissa Sexsmith Rebecca Stallwood Karin Lockhart Kate Vermeulen Charity Wachera Nancy Knapp Francine Darroch

2004 2002, 2003, 2004 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 1999, 2000 1999, 2000 1998, 2000 1998 1998 1998 1998

NCAA Team Qualifiers 1997, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 Individual NCAA Qualifiers Kaitlyn Gillespie 2010 Sarah-Anne Brault 2010, 2012 Susan Davis 2005 Megan Metcalfe 2002, 2003 Tara Struyk 2003 Merissa Sexsmith 1999 Rebecca Stallwood 1999 Kate Vermeulen 1998 Charity Wachera 1995, 1997 Vicki Stum 1990 NCAA Woman of the Year Rebecca Stallwood 2001 NCAA Elite 89 Award Ahna Lewis

2011

WVU at the NCAA Championship 2012 Brault (76th) 2011 8th (297 points) 2010 Gillespie (34th), Brault (71st) 2009 6th (259 points) 2008 4th (198 points) 2007 9th (375 points) 2004 15th (388 points) 2000 21st (491 points) 1997 20th (485 points)

Big East Team Academic Excellence Award 2011 Big East Institutional Female ScholarAthlete of the Year Charity Wachera 1997 Ahna Lewis 2011 All-Big East Kaitlyn Gillespie Sarah-Anne Brault Kate Harrison Marie-Louise Asselin Keri Bland Clara Grandt Susan Davis Tara Struyk Megan Metcalfe Rebecca Stallwood Merissa Sexsmith Charity Wachera

Atlantic 10 Team Champions 1994 Atlantic 10 Individual Champions Vicki Stum 1991 Atlantic 10 Freshman of the Year Charity Wachera 1994 Heather Bury 1993 All-Atlantic 10 Charity Wachera Carisa Brown Heather Bury Kerryn Davidson Vicki Stum Erin O’Reilly

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2010, 2011 2011 2011 2007, 2008, 2009 2007, 2008, 2009 2007, 2008, 2009 2005 2002, 2003 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 1999, 2000 1999 1997

1994 1994 1993, 1994 1992, 1993, 1994 1990, 1991 1990

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Charity Wachera 1998 Charity Wachera was one of WVU’s best distance runners during her career. The Nairobi, Kenya, native earned All-America honors in the 10,000-meter with a sixth-place finish (34:29.64) at the 1998 NCAA outdoor championship. She also set two school records during her tenure. She ran a 16:27.27 in the 5,000-meter and a 34:24.00 in the 10,000 meter during the 1998 outdoor track season. Her mark in the 10,000-meter still stands today, while her mark in the 5,000-meter was broken by fellow All-American Rebecca Stallwood in 2001. In 1997, Wachera finished 11th with a time of 17:00 to become WVU’s first female cross country All-American.

.......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Megan Metcalfe 2002, 2004 Megan Metcalfe, a nine-time All-American, is the most prolific distance runner in Mountaineer women’s track & field history and the first Mountaineer to achieve two All-America honors in cross country. The Edmonton, Alberta, native earned her first All-America accolade as a member of the 2001 distance medley relay team, which finished in eighth place. Metcalfe’s second All-America award, and first individual, came with a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter race at the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships in a WVU record time of 9:09.95. An outstanding cross country runner, Metcalfe was named the 2000 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year. Her third All-America honor came with a ninthplace finish at the 2002 NCAA Cross Country Championships, making her just the second female cross country All-American in school history and only the fourth Mountaineer to earn All-America honors in two sports. Metcalfe earned her fourth and fifth All-America accolades in 2003 by finishing fourth in the 3,000-meter at the indoor championships and was a part of the school record setting distance medley relay team in that same meet. Her sixth and seventh awards came in March, 2004, when she was fifth in the 3,000-meter and again was a member of the DMR team. Metcalfe’s eighth and school-record setting All-America honor came at the 2004 NCAA Cross Country Championships where she recorded a 16th place overall finish. Metcalfe capped off her brilliant career with a ninth All-America honor and a national championship when she won the 5,000-meter at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Metcalfe also competed at the World Cross Country Championships twice during her tenure at WVU and competed at the World University Games in Turkey. In 2008, Metcalfe reached the top, as she ran in the 5,000-meter race for Canada in the Beijing Olympics. 63

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Marie-Louise Asselin 2007, 2008, 2009 Marie-Louise Asselin capped off her cross country career as one of the most decorated runners in WVU history. At the end of her career, the Sarnia, Ontario, native owned seven All-America medals, including three in cross county and four in track. Asselin’s final cross country season, 2009, was one for the record books as she became one of only two WVU runners to earn three All-America honors in the sport. Along with teammate Keri Bland, Asselin achieved the honor as she finished in 31st place (20:43) at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championship. The Mountaineers went on to finish sixth, marking the third consecutive year that WVU finished in the top 10 at the national championships. Asselin also earned all-region honors for the fourth time in her career and all Big East honors for the third time. Her success continued into the track season as she posted a second-place finish in the 5,000-meter race at the NCAA Indoor Championships (15:50.53) and a second-place finish in the 5,000 meter at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (15:53.93). In 2008, Asselin led WVU to its most successful season in school history, as the Mountaineers took a historic fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, first at the NCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Regionals and second at the Big East Championship. She became the first Big East Women’s Cross Country Individual Champion in 2008, as she took the top spot with a time of 20:10. Asselin then placed 17th at the NCAA Championship race with a time of 20:27 to earn her second consecutive All-American honor. Asselin earned her first All-American title in 2007 as the Mountaineers captured their first Big East Championship and finished ninth in the country. Even though she was just a sophomore at the time, Asselin became WVU’s third AllAmerican in the sport when she finished 17th (14th in the team standings) with a time of 20:39 at the 2007 NCAA Championship. It was a fitting ending to an outstanding season that saw her post the team’s highest finish in the final five meets. Asselin showed glimpses of her abilities just weeks earlier at the Big East Championship, where she took second, and at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional race where she placed third, leading her team to an overall second-place finish. Asselin, an All-Big East and all-Mid-Atlantic region selection, was joined by Bland as an All-American, marking the first time in program history that two teammates earned the honor in the same season. In the 2008 indoor season, Asselin went on to place seventh in the 3,000-meter to earn All-America honors and was on the All-America distance medley relay team that took fourth at nationals.

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Keri Bland 2007, 2008, 2009 Keri Bland, a seven-time All-American, left her name in the WVU record books as she aided the Mountaineers to a sixth-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships, marking the third-straight year WVU finished in the nation’s top 10. Bland, along with teammate Marie-Louise Asselin, became the only Mountaineers in school history to earn All-America honors for three seasons in cross county, as she finished 34th (20:45). The Fairview, W.Va., native earned two AllAmerica honors in the 2009 indoor track season, as she placed eighth in the mile and was a part of the distance medley relay team. Bland continued to dominate in the outdoor season, as she earned her fourth honor of the year by virtue of finishing as one of the top U.S. citizens in the 1,500-meter race, marking the second time she earned honors in all three seasons (cross county, indoor track and outdoor track). Bland was an essential part of the Mountaineers in 2008, when she led WVU to its most successful season in school history as the squad placed fourth at the NCAA Championship, first at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals and second at the Big East Championship. She was the first Mountaineer to finish at the NCAA Championship, where she finished 14th with a time of 20:20. In 2007, Bland and Asselin helped guide the Mountaineers to their first conference title and a ninth place finish at nationals. At nationals, Bland was the second Mountaineer to cross the line in 23rd at 20:58. Bland, along with Asselin, was named a first team All-American, marking the first time WVU’s cross country program had multiple All-Americans in the same year. Bland earned All-Big East and All-Mid-Atlantic region accolades during the season after finishing fourth and seventh, respectively, in those races. In the 2008 indoor track season, Bland was a part of the All-America distance medley team that set a school record and placed fourth in the country. She finished the 2008 outdoor season by earning All-America honors in the 1,500-meter to become the first female in WVU history to earn All-America honors in three sports in the same year.

.......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Clara Grandt 2009 Clara Grandt saved the best for last as she posted the finest season of her career and earned her first All-America honor in cross country in 2009. The West Union, W.Va., native led the team to a sixth-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championship, and she was the first Mountaineer to cross the line in 13th place overall. Grandt earned all-region and All-Big East honors and was named Big East Cross Country Athlete of the Week on Sept. 24 for her efforts in the Midwest Open. There she crossed the line in 17:00.1, 19 seconds before Louisville’s Tarah McKay (17:19.4), for the fastest course time in over 20 years. In the track season, Grandt earned her second honor of the year by virtue of finishing as one of the top U.S. citizens in the 5,000-meter race at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. She then capped off her final season as a Mountaineer with a fourth-place showing in the 10,000-meter race at the outdoor championships, giving her four total All-America honors. Grandt became WVU’s 24th track and field All-American as she earned the honors with a fourth-place showing in the 10,000-meter finals at the NCAA Championship in 2009. Grandt started off the race behind the lead pack before finding her stride around the 6,000-meter mark. The junior closed the gap and finished with a time of 33:45.16. 65

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Kaitlyn Gillespie 2010, 2011 The Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, native continued to shine in her second year as a Mountaineer by earning all-conference, all-region and All-America honors for the second time of her career. As a junior in 2011, she placed seventh at the Big East Championship in 20:14 and followed it with a seventh-place mark in 21:46 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional. To earn All-America, she came in 27th place at the NCAA Championships with a 6k time of 20:17, improving in placement and time from her 2010 NCAA finish. She was also named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team following the 2011 season. After one year at Cedarville University, Gillespie quickly made a successful jump to Division I competition in 2010 by earning All-America, all-region and all-conference accolades in her first season at WVU. She became an All-American for the first time following her 34th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, where she finished the 6k course in 20:46. To earn All-Mid-Atlantic region and All-Big East honors, Gillespie came in 10th place at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and the Big East Championships, widely regarded as the most difficult regional and conference events in the nation. Before a 17th-place finish at the 2010 Penn State National, she had two first-place finishes at the Big East Preview and Notre Dame Invitational.

.......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Kate Harrison 2011 A native of Toronto, Ontario, Kate Harrison ended a stellar WVU cross country career with one of the most impressive single-season resumes in school history. A four-time NCAA participant, Harrison recorded the alltime program best finish at an NCAA Championship in 2011 with an eighthplace mark, breaking Megan Metcalfeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2002 finish of ninth place at the event. She also finished the race with a career-best 6k time of 19:50 as she earned All-America for the first time in cross country. During the 2011 season, she was twice named the WVU Athlete of the Week and also earned All-Big East and All-Mid-Atlantic region honors. To earn all-conference, the senior placed third in 19:52, and followed it with a fifth-place finish in 21:38 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional to earn all-region marks. She also excelled in academics as she was named to the 2011 USTFCCCA All-Academic team.

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West Virginia University

148.................. President Dr. James P. Clements 149.................... Director of Athletics Oliver Luck 150..................................... Athletics Senior Staff 151 ....................................... WVU Head Coaches 152............................................ Athletic Facilities

Administration .................... Pg 68 Senior Staff ....................... Pg 70 Head Coaches ................... Pg 71 Facilities............................. Pg 72

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James P. Clements, Ph.D. President

Jim Clements is West Virginia Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s UGSUHVLGHQW:98LVWKHĂ DJVKLSXQLYHUVLW\ of West Virginia, with an internationally diverse student body of about 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 200 degree programs in the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14 constituent colleges, two divisional campuses and multiple healthcare sites. Dr. Clements chairs the boards of the West Virginia United Health System, the WVU Hospitals, and the WVU Research Corporation. ,QWRWDO:98DQGLWVDIĂ&#x20AC;OLDWHVUHSUHVHQWD billion enterprise and employ more than 20,000 people. Over the past four years, WVU has set VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWUHFRUGVLQSULYDWHIXQGUDLVLQJ enrollment, and research funding. Through WVU projects, as well public private partnerships, nearly a billion dollars of capital improvements are underway on campus, in WVUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health care system, and in the community. Regionally, Dr. Clements is a board member of the National Energy Technology

Laboratory Regional University Alliance. He chairs the Implementation Committee of the Power of 32, a visioning initiative across 32 counties in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In the state, he co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diversity Initiative Council, and co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College Completion Task Force. In addition, he serves on the board of the West Virginia Business Roundtable. On a national level, he is secretary and incoming chair of the Council of Presidents of the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU), which places him on the executive committee. He is also co-chair of the APLU Energy Forum, chair of the American Council on Educationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (ACE) Commission on Leadership, and a member of the Business Higher Education Forum that includes Fortune 500 CEOs and higher education executives. Dr. Clements was the only university president selected for a 15-member Innovation Advisory

Board to the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was also nominated and participated in the 81st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference through the U.S. Department of Defense. Before coming to WVU, Dr. Clements served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Towson University, the second largest public university in Maryland. Prior to becoming provost, he served as Towson Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice president for economic and community outreach, and as the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. Dr. Clements earned a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. and Ph.D. in operations analysis from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), as well as an M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. The fourth edition of his project management textbook was published in four languages and used in multiple countries;Íž the Ă&#x20AC;IWKHGLWLRQZDVUHOHDVHGLQVSULQJ At WVU, Dr. Clements is a tenured professor in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resourcesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He is married to Beth Clements, and they have four children - Tyler, twin daughters Hannah and Maggie, and Grace.

WVUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Family: from left, Tyler, Beth, Gracie, Jim, Hannah and Maggie

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Oliver Luck Director of Athletics

Successful at each of his previous career stops, Oliver Luck continues that streak at West Virginia University. A former Mountaineer quarterback, Luck, appointed the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11th Director of Athletics by President James P. Clements on June 9, 2010, has made VLJQLĂ&#x20AC;FDQWVWULGHVLQKLVĂ&#x20AC;UVWWKUHH\HDUVWR enhance WVUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role as a major player in the collegiate world.  ,QKLVĂ&#x20AC;UVW\HDU/XFNKLUHGIRXUKHDG coaches, while maintaining WVUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s superior level of success. In addition to new hires, Luck oversaw the progress of major capital projects, VXFKDVWKHPLOOLRQ:98EDVNHWEDOO practice facility for menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball and the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soccer training complex. He also fostered an atmosphere for achievement and triumph in the classroom and RQWKHĂ&#x20AC;HOG In year two, Luck led WVU into the Big 12 Conference, oversaw the best fundraising year in school history, implemented several safety and crowd enhancements at Mountaineer sporting events, increased overall department revenue, continued a master plan for facility upgrades and watched his football program gain its third BCS bowl victory with a recordsetting 70-33 win in the Orange Bowl. In year three, Luck oversaw the reseating of the WVU Coliseum to further increase WVUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fundraising efforts. He added an 18th varsity sport - the return of menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf â&#x20AC;&#x201C; teeing it up LQIRUWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWWLPHVLQFHDQGKH continues his tireless work on facility upgrades to keep the Mountaineers competitive in the Big 12. Luckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletic and professional career has EHHQWKHHSLWRPHRIVXFFHVV��&#x20AC;UVWDVDUHFRUG setting quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1978-81, then as a professional quarterback for the National Football Leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Houston Oilers, and later as a professional sports executive. Luckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey to the big chair at WVU began in his native Cleveland, where in 1977 he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club Player of the Year at St. Ignatius High. Luck chose WVU over Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale, embarking upon a career that saw him establish school records for touchdown passes and completions during his playing days, while also leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 upset victory over Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he completed 216 of 394 passes for 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns. He passed for a career-high 360 yards in a 27-24 loss WR6\UDFXVHDWWKH&DUULHU'RPHLQWKHĂ&#x20AC;QDO regular-season game of his career. Luck ended his college career with 5,765 yards and 43 WRXFKGRZQSDVVHVERWKĂ&#x20AC;JXUHVVWLOOUDQNLQJ

among the best in school history. Luck was a two-time team MVP in 1980 and 1981, and also received the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football student-athlete with the highest grade point average. The two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American was the recipient of Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Top Five, presented for scholastics by the NCAA and was selected by the National Football Foundation as one of its 10 scholar-athletes to make a keynote speech at its annual banquet in 1982. Selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers (44th overall pick), Luck spent four years with the Oilers from 1982-86. His most extended action came in ZKHQKHVWDUWHGVL[JDPHVDQGĂ&#x20AC;QLVKHG the season completing 124-of-217 passes for 1,375 yards and eight touchdowns. After retiring from football, Luck became vice president of business development for the NFL and later was appointed general manager of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the newly created World League of American Football. He spent the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;95 season as general manager of the Rhein Fire before being named President and CEO of NFL Europe in 1996. Luck totaled more than 10 years with the NFL, before becoming FKLHIH[HFXWLYHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHURIWKH+DUULV&RXQW\ Houston Sports Authority in 2001. In that role, Luck oversaw the development DQGPDQDJHPHQWRIDELOOLRQSURIHVVLRQDO sports and entertainment complex for the city of Houston that included Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Toyota Center, home

of the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros and the Livestock Show and Rodeo.  ,Q/XFNZDVDSSRLQWHGDVWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVW president of Major League Soccerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Houston Dynamos, helping that organization to a pair RI0/6&XSWLWOHVLQKLVĂ&#x20AC;UVWWZR\HDUVDWWKH KHOP/XFNVHFXUHGWKHIXQGLQJIRUDQ million soccer complex to house the Dynamos when the call came to return to his alma mater. BBVA Compass Stadium was built and opened in 2012 adding to Luckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legacy with the professional soccer team, and the overall Houston sports facility complexes. He returned in May, 2012 for the opening ceremony of the soccer stadium that he fought so hard for. Prior to his current position at WVU, Luck was appointed to a four-year term on the West Virginia University Board of Governors, a spot he relinquished to become director of athletics.  7KH5KRGHV6FKRODUĂ&#x20AC;QDOLVWJUDGXDWHG3KL Beta Kappa from WVU in 1982. He also earned a law degree from Texas, graduating cum laude in 1987. In 1997, Luck was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2000, he was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an incredible honor for me to be the athletic director at my alma mater,â&#x20AC;? said Luck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I care deeply about this school, and WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country. I am so pleased to be a part of the leadership team assembled under President Clements at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.â&#x20AC;? He is married to the former Kathy Wilson. They have two sons and two daughters: Andrew, a former All-American quarterback DQGWZRWLPH+HLVPDQ7URSK\Ă&#x20AC;QDOLVWDW Stanford and No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts;Íž Mary Ellen, a senior volleyball player at Stanford;Íž Emily, a sophomore at Stanford and Addison, who attends Morgantown High.

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Senior Staff

Mike Parsons

Terri Howes

Keli Cunningham

Deputy Director of Athletics

Associate Athletic Director Sports Administration/SWA

Compliance/Governance

Michael Szul

Matt Borman

Michael Fragale

Associate Athletic Director Business Operations

Associate Athletic Director Executive Director, Mountaineer Athletic Club

Assistant Athletic Director Communications

Matt Wells Assistant Athletic Director Marketing & Sales

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WVU Head Coaches

Marlon LeBlanc

Jason Butts

Mike Carey

Men’s Soccer

Gymnastics

Women’s Basketball

Sean Cleary

Jon Hammond

Dana Holgorsen

Cross Country/Track

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Football

Bob Huggins

Nikki Izzo-Brown

Jimmy King

Men’s Basketball

Women’s Soccer

Rowing

Jill Kramer

Randy Mazey

Vic Riggs

Volleyball

Baseball

Swimming & Diving

Miha Lisac

Craig Turnbull

Tennis

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Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Agronomy Farm

Dreamswork Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

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WVU Coliseum

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WVU Natatorium

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Media  Services   The West Virginia University sports FRPPXQLFDWLRQVRIĂ&#x20AC;FHZLOOEHDYDLODEOH throughout the entire 2013 womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross country season to accommodate any media requests. The following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross country team. Any additional questions should be directed to the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross country contact Nick Arthur. During  the  Week Any member of the media wishing to interview a runner or member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross country contact Nick Arthur, via email (Nicholas. Arthur@mail.wvu.edu) or by phone (304-2932821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff. Receiving  Information Media members may receive womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross country press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, meet recaps and more, simply email your requests to Nicholas.Arthur@mail.wvu.edu.

WVUsports.com WVUsports.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross country. Player and coaching staff bios are DYDLODEOHDWWKHFOLFNRIDĂ&#x20AC;QJHUE\JRLQJWR WVUsports.com. Updated following each PHHW:98VSRUWVFRPLV\RXUSODFHWRĂ&#x20AC;QG the latest statistics for Mountaineer womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FURVVFRXQWU\1RWRQO\ZLOO\RXĂ&#x20AC;QGWKLV seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stats, but you will also be able to Ă&#x20AC;QGWKH:98UHFRUGERRNIRUVRPHKLVWRULFDO perspective. Social  Media The WVU womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross country team is active on Facebook. To like the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cross country Facebook page, visit facebook. com/wvucrosscountry. Directions  to  the  WVU  Agronomy  Farm   From  I-­68 Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit. From there, go straight through the spotlight of the Glenmark Center instersection. Make the next right on to Old Cheat Road near the bottom of the hill. After about half a mile, Agronomy Farm Road will be on the left. From  I-­79 Take route 705 to the Mileground. Follow the Mileground to where it meets North 19 and

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turn right at the light. Old Cheat Road will be an immediate left. After about half a mile, Agronomy Farm Road will be on the left.

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Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cross Country Contact Nick Arthur Graduate Assistant  2IĂ&#x20AC;FH Cell: 304-542-2073 E-mail: Nicholas.Arthur@mail.wvu.edu

6SRUWV&RPPXQLFDWLRQV2IĂ&#x20AC;FH West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877

Overnight Shipping Address WVU Sports Communications 3450 Monongahela Blvd., Room 217 Morgantown, WV 26506

Phone Information 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480

Staff Michael Fragale Bryan Messerly Joe Swan John Antonik Mike Montoro Katie Kane Shannon McNamara Grant Dovey Lisa Ammons Cheryl Maust Amy Prunty Nick Arthur Eva Buchman Jonathan Harkey Jonathan Hevron

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