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Head Coach Dennis Mitchell Head Cross Country Coach Scott Jones Assistant Coach Brian Forrester Assistant Coach Lee LaBadie Assistant Coach Tomasz Smialek Assistant Coach Dominika Stokowska Director of Operations Andrea Tepe Support Staff

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Men’s Performance List Women’s Performance List MAC Indoor Championships Review Men’s MAC Indoor Championships History Women’s MAC Indoor Championships History Men’s Indoor Top Five All-Time Women’s Indoor Top Five All-Time Men’s Indoor Records Women’s Indoor Records

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Men’s Performance List Women’s Performance List MAC Outdoor Championships Review Men’s MAC Outdoor Championships History Women’s MAC Outdoor Championships History Men’s Outdoor Top Five All-Time Women’s Outdoor Top Five All-Time Men’s Indoor Records Women’s Indoor Records

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The 2012 University of Akron Track & Field media guide is a product of The University of Akron Athletics Communications office. The publication was designed, written and edited by Paul Warner with editorial assistance from Gregg Bach, Dallas Moyer and Nick VanDemark. Cover design and layout by Paul Warner. Special thanks to Director of Track and Field Operations Andrea Tepe, Ken MacDonald and all the other previous sports information directors for their assistance. Photography by John Ashley, Ernie Aranyosi and Jeff Harwell.

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Founded: 1870 as Buchtel College Enrollment: 27,911 Nickname: Zips School Colors: Blue and Gold Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Mid-American President: Dr. Luis M. Proenza Alma Mater: Emory, 1965 Athletics Director: Tom Wistrcill Alma Mater: St. Mary’s University (Minn.), 1992

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Dennis Mitchell/17th Season Abilene Christian, 1985

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• Since 1999, The University of Akron track and field programs have captured 16 MidAmerican Conference team championships. The women’s team, which won a league-record five consecutive indoor titles from 200509, leads the way with 10 titles (five indoor and five outdoor) alone. The squad also enjoyed a run of four consecutive team outdoor championships from 2006-09 after winning its first crown in 1999. • The men’s team has picked up where the women left off recently, earning its first ever sweep of MAC Indoor and Outdoor titles in 2011. In all, it was the Zips’ first indoor championship in school history and their third outdoor title since 2008. • Furthermore, the women’s cross country team boasts a pair of MAC Championships as well, achieving the feat in 1999 and 2005. • The 2005 women’s cross country title, along with the 2006 track indoor and outdoor championships, secured the first-ever MAC “Triple Crown” for the women’s program. AKRON ALL-TIME MAC TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS CROSS COUNTRY Women 1999, 2005 Men None INDOOR Women 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Men 2011 OUTDOOR Women Men

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NCAA SUCCESSES

• UA student-athletes have become regulars at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Akron has had at least one All-American in 13 of the last 14 years. • Twenty-two Akron athletes have captured 51 All-America honors during head coach Dennis Mitchell’s 16-year tenure, including Christi Smith’s (pictured below right) 2000 NCAA Championship in the heptathlon and Stevi Large’s (pictured below) NCAA hammer title in 2009. • In 2004, five UA athletes (Greg Corbitt, Beata Rudzinska, John Russell, Kira Sims and Morgan Sulzener) competed in NCAA Championships, while seven (Kevin Poest, Rudzinska, Natalie Sako, Tomasz Smialek, Russell, Ashley Kaufman and Jennie Castle) made the 2005 indoor and outdoor meets. • In 2006, Akron sent six student-athletes (Randall Hafner, Kaufman, Auston Papay, Russell, Sako, Smialek) to the NCAA Championships with three making the trip in 2007 (Sako, Papay and Stevi Large). In 2008, Large broke through with All-American honors in the weight throw and hammer, as did Papay, who was All-American in Stevi Large the indoor shot put, Cadeau Kelley earned All-American status in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoors. • In 2009, Large added a national runner-up title (NCAA Indoor weight throw) to go with her outdoor title, while Carrie Kayes (outdoor pole vault) and Daniel Kinsey (outdoor decathlon) secured their first All-American honors. Mike Uhle became All-American number 18 with his honor in the pole vault at the 2010 NCAA Indoors. • The Zips have recorded six All-American

honors in the past two seasons alone. Kayes and Kinsey, who were repeat honorees, joined Valerie Wert during the outdoor season in 2010. Willie Brown, Collister Fahie and Katherine Lee garnered All-American Outdoor honors for the first time in 2011.

SUPERLATIVES

• In addition, Zips’ athletes have earned numerous All-MAC and all-region honors. Since 1996, UA has crowned 162 MAC Champions (individual and relays), including 14 winners in 2011. • Moreover, Bjorn Johansson became the fourth consecutive Zip to be named the MAC’s Most Outstanding Performer at the outdoor championships last season, following Phil Ferguson in 2010, Daniel Kinsey in 2009 and Cadeau Kelley in 2008. • Dennis Mitchell also added MAC Coach of the Year honors for both the men’s indoor and outdoor seasons in 2011 and received his fourth USTFCCCA All-Region Coach of the Year honor.

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The Stile Field House, which has hosted the Big East Indoor Championships three times since 2006, will be the host site for the 2012 Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships this winter from Feb. 24-25.

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ith the campus and the athletics department having completed a $300 million facilities upgrade in the summer of 2004, The University of Akron has become one of the most modern and up-to-date campuses in the MidAmerican Conference. The new Louis and Freda Stile Athletics Field House, which is adjacent to the new Student Recreation Center, is not only one of the finest indoor facilities in the region, but also among the best in the United States. The facility features a full 120-yard AstroPlay practice field, 300-meter Mondo track, strength and conditioning center, sports medicine center, indoor golf facility, football locker rooms, coaches’ offices, team meeting space and spectator seating for 1,200. The new varsity strength and conditioning center, with over 8,000-square-feet of space, includes both strength training and rehabilitation equipment.

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Former UA studentathlete and benefactor Bob Gill was the first to run a timed lap on the track surface in Stile Field House. Gill clocked a 1:17 over the 300 meters during a dedication ceremony. Gill his wife, Jackie, and fellow track benefactors Roger and Judith Reid were recognized for their contributions which helped Akron refurbish Lee Jackson Track & Field prior to the 2009 MAC Outdoor Championships.

The Lee Jackson Track underwent a $300,000 renovation during the summer of 2003. The facility had another $300,000 renovation to prepare for the 2009 MAC Outdoor Championships, which Akron hosted.

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WT. HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL 280 Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka HS 180 Danbury, Conn./Danbury HS 160 Cortland, Ohio/Lakeview HS 165 Cleveland, Ohio/John Adams HS 145 Medina, Ohio/Highland HS 160 Chesterland, Ohio/West Geauga HS 160 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Woodridge HS 130 Fredricktown, Ohio/Fredricktown HS 190 Erie, Pa./McDowell HS 155 North Ridgeville, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit HS 135 Green, Ohio/Green HS 175 South Lebanon, Ohio/Kings Mills HS 180 Mequon, Wisc./Homestead HS 155 Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn-Trafford HS 155 North Canton, Ohio/North Canton Hoover HS 150 Cortland, Ohio/Lakeview HS 155 Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth HS 135 Imperial, Pa./Imperial HS 280 Medina, Ohio/Medina HS 160 Perry, Ohio/Perry HS 180 Hallstahammer, Sweden/Lugnetgymnasiet Univ./Lindboskolan HS 175 Solon, Ohio/Solon HS 185 Canal Fulton, Ohio/Northwest HS 170 Newark, Ohio/Licking Valley HS 160 Shelby, Ohio/Shelby Senior HS 165 New Brighton, Pa./New Brighton HS 185 Leetonia, Ohio/Columbiana Crestview HS 235 Caledonia, Ohio/River Valley HS 160 Senecaville, Ohio/Meadowbrook HS 135 Canton, Ohio/Glenoak HS 150 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Woodridge HS 175 Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills Senior HS 240 Mansfield, Ohio/Ontario HS 135 Mt. Orab, Ohio/Western Brown HS 165 Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick HS 150 Green, Ohio/Green HS 225 Zanesville, Ohio/Zanesville HS 160 Cleveland, Ohio/Glenville HS 130 Kingston, Jamaica/Bensalem (Pa.) HS 210 Columbus, Ohio/Papillian-La Vista South (Neb.) 325 Marion, Ohio/Marion Harding HS 165 Akron, Ohio/Ellet HS 145 Fremont, Ohio/Fremont Ross HS 170 North Canton, Ohio/North Canton Hoover HS 155 Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty HS 160 Cincinnati, Ohio/Archbishop Moeller HS 170 Decatur, Ga./Southwest Dekalb HS 180 Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Hartley HS 155 Columbus, Ohio/Franklin Heights HS 139 Maple Heights, Ohio/Maple Heights HS 160 Marine City, Mich./Marine City HS 155 Green, Ohio/Green HS 170 Warren, Ohio/Warren G. Harding HS 125 Sylvania, Ohio/Sylvania Southview HS 250 Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton HS

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EVENT INDOOR OUTDOOR HT. Throws So. Jr. 6-5 Jumps Jr. Jr. 6-1 Distance Fr. Fr. 6-2 Middle Distance Jr. Jr. 6-1 Jumps Fr. Fr. 5-9 Pole Vault So. So. 5-11 Distance Fr. Fr. 6-1 Distance Sr. Sr. 5-9 Multis Fr. Fr. 6-2 Javelin Jr. So. 5-10 Distance Jr. Jr. 5-8 Pole Vault Sr. Sr. 6-1 Middle Distance So. So. 6-2 Middle Distance Jr. Jr. 5-9 Distance Jr. Jr. 6-1 Distance So. Jr. 5-11 Middle Distance So. So. 5-9 Distance So. So. 5-10 Throws Sr. So. 6-5 Distance Jr. So. 6-1 Multis Jr. Sr. 6-2 Jumps Fr. Fr. 6-4 Jumps So. So. 6-0 Sprints Fr. Fr. 6-1 Distance Jr. Jr. 6-0 Throws Fr. Fr. 5-9 High Jump So. So. 6-2 Throws Jr. Jr. 6-2 Jumps So. So. 6-1 Middle Distance Fr. Fr. 5-10 Distance Sr. Sr. 5-10 Jumps Fr. Fr. 6-2 Throws Fr. Fr. 6-3 Distance Jr. So. 5-10 Sprints Fr. Fr. 6-1 Distance So. So. 6-1 Throws Fr. Fr. 6-3 Hurdles Sr. Sr. 5-11 Middle Distance Jr. So. 5-6 Throws Fr. Fr. 6-3 Throws Fr. Fr. 6-3 Middle Distance Sr. Jr. 6-2 Jumps So. So. 5-7 Distance Jr. Jr. 6-2 Pole Vault - Sr. 5-8 Hurdles Fr. Fr. 5-11 Sprints Sr. Sr. 5-8 Sprints Jr. Jr. 5-9 Sprints Jr. Jr. 5-11 Sprints Fr. Fr. 5-7 Pole Vault Jr. Jr. 5-8 Distance So. Fr. 5-11 Sprints Fr. Fr. 6-1 Distance Fr. Fr. 5-6 Throws Fr. Fr. 6-0

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NAME Nick Banke Daryl Baptiste Albert Brannan Willie Brown Nate Chronister Ryan Clark Kyle Cochrun Brian Cull John Dahlstrand Bryan Dowdell Gus Dudek Dan Garrett Gabriel Genovesi James Gnecco Zachary Goulet Heath Harris Jake Hiltner Brad Hough Eric Hubbard Daniel Jackisch Bjorn Johansson Caden Johnson Bryan Jones Justin Kerntz Andy Knapp Bryce Lemon Jakob Leon Austin Levering Shawn Light Marcus Mazzaferri Joe McCoy Alex McCune Bobby Mitman JT Olson Nick Owens Dylan Papp Jordan Paul Tyshaun Peoples J’Lani Pryce Zack Shull Casey Slane Moses Smith Darien Spann Nick Stroemple Mike Uhle Kyle Walker Manley Waller Rufas Walls Dominique Watson Sean Weems Joe Wesley Kyle Wheeler D.J. Williamson John Wodarski Bo Zeigler


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Nick Banke

Throws 6-5 • 280 • So./Jr. Mishawaka, Ind. Mishawaka HS • 2011 All-America Outdoor Honorable Mention (Discus)

as a Sophomore (2011): • All-America Outdoor Honorable Mention in the men’s discus • Finished 22nd in the discus with a top throw of 170-07 at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships • Qualified in the event at the NCAA East Regionals with a PR throw of 178-10 • Won the shot put at the Campbell/Wright Invitational with a PR throw of 53-11.25 • Finished 13th in the hammer at the Texas Relays with a PR toss of 190-05 • Scored in the shot put at the MAC Indoor Championships, finishing sixth with a throw of 54-03.75 ... Also finished eighth in the weight throw (58-02.00) • Recorded Akron’s top five shut put marks during the indoor season with a high of 57-10.25 at the Akron Opener • Posted a PR in the weight throw the following week at the Kent Dual with a toss of 55-00.25 • Scored in all three of the Zips’ first three meets of the indoor season as a Freshman (2010): • Recorded the Zips’ top throw of the year in the discus with a toss of 16406 at the MAC Outdoor Championships, which was good for fifth place • Also competed in the hammer and shot put during the outdoor season ... finished seventh in the hammer (161-10) at the Campbell/Wright Invite • Finished 13th in the hammer at the Texas Relays with a PR toss of 190-05 • Scored in the shot put at the MAC Indoor Championships, finishing sixth with a throw of 54-03.75 ... Also finished eighth in the weight throw (58-02.00)

Daryl Baptiste Jumps 6-1 • 180 • Jr./Jr. Danbury, Conn. Danbury HS

• Winner of team’s Most Improved award for 2011 indoor season

as a Sophomore (2011): • Finished third in the long jump at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a PR leap of 24-04.25 • Advanced to the NCAA East Regional where he placed 40th with a mark of 23-00.50 • Placed fourth at the Texas Relays with a jump of 24-03.75 • Scored in the triple jump at the MAC Indoor Championships with a fifth-place finish (46-08.25) • Finished third in the long jump at the All-Ohio Championships with an indoor PR mark of 24-07.25; it was the Zips’ fifth-best jump of the season • Competed in seven indoor meets, including the Last Chance Meet at Virginia Tech where he placed fifth in the long jump (24-00.25) as a Freshman (2010): • Competed in three indoor meets and five outdoor meets, including the MAC Outdoor Championships where he posted PRs in both the long jump (22-05.00) and the triple jump (45-01.50) • Scored in both events with eighth-place finishes

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Banke’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Shot Put 57-10.25 Akron Opener Jan. 7, 2011 Weight Throw 61-07.75 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Shot Put 53-11.25 Campbell/Wright Invite May 7, 2011 Hammer 190-05 Texas Relays Apr. 7, 2011 Discus 178-10 NCAA East Regional May 28, 2011 • Recorded Akron’s top five shut put marks during the indoor season with a high of 57-10.25 at the Akron Opener • Posted a PR in the weight throw the following week at the Kent Dual with a toss of 55-00.25 • Scored in all three of the Zips’ first three meets of the indoor season Prior to Akron: • City of Mishawaka declared June 15, 2009 “Nicholas Banke Day” for his accomplishments at Mishawaka HS • Ranked 15th in the nation in the discus, according to dyestat.com, and 89th nationally in the shot put • Was Mishawaka High School’s first state state champion, winning the discus (179-2) ... Also earned All-State in the shot put, placing sixth at the Illinois meet (56-6.50) • Was both the regional and sectional champion in the discus and shot put ... During the indoor season, was state runner-up in the shot put (57-2) • Set his school, conference, sectional and regional record holder in the discus, throwing a personal-record 192-0 at the regional meet ... Also set his school’s record in the shot with a personal-record throw of 587.50 • Earned All-State as a junior in the discus, placing seventh at the state meet ... Also placed 13th in the shot at the state meet • Was a state finalist in the discus as a sophomore • Also played football, earning honorable mention All-State, and basketball

Baptiste’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Long Jump 24-07.25 All-Ohio Jan. 22, 2011 Triple Jump 45-02.25 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 100m 11.19 LSU Relays Mar. 25, 2011 Long Jump 24-04.25 MAC Championships May 14, 2011 Triple Jump 45-01.50 MAC Championships May 13, 2011 Prior to Akron: • 2008 Connecticut State Indoor Champion in the long jump at Danbury High School • Personal records include: Triple Jump - 40-10.25, High Jump - 6-4 and Long Jump - 23-6.25 • Posted a long jump of 21-11 to place third at CIAC Open Track & Field Meet • His PR in the triple jump (40-10.25) at CIAC Class LL Championship was ranked 16th-best • A 2009 season-best of 21-9 in the long jump at Connecticut State Indoor Championships, placing second • His PR of 6-4 in the high jump came at Connecticut State Indoor Championships, placing 4th • Helped lead Danbury to three straight Connecticut Indoor State Open titles


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Middle Distance 6-1 • 165 • Jr./Jr. Cleveland, Ohio John Adams HS

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 400m 49.02 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 800m 1:50.08* Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2011

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as a Freshman (2011): Personal: • Competed in two indoor and one outdoor meet • Parents are Richard and Denise Clark • Cleared 15-01.00 at the NE Ohio Quad (Apr. 2) and Zips Open (Feb. 18) • Currently serving in the Ohio Air National Guard • Served a tour in Afghanistan Prior to Akron: • Enjoys snow boarding • Placed seventh at the state meet as a senior in 2007 with a clearance of 14-08.00 • Finished 12th at stats in 2006 with a mark of 14-00.00

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OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 15-01-00 NE Ohio Quad Apr. 2, 2011

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Pole Vault 5-11 • 160 • So./So. Chesterland, Ohio West Geauga HS

Prior to Akron: • Placed third (1:51.91) at 2009 Ohio Div I state Outdoor • Member of the ninth-place 4x200 relay Ohio Division I 2009 at John Adams High School • Won the 800 at the Northeast District Championships ... was also on the winning 4x200 relay team • Placed seventh in the 400 in the 2008 Ohio Div I State Outdoor

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Ryan Clark

as a Freshman (2010): • Named All-MAC Second Team for both the indoor and outdoor seasons • Ran the third leg on the runner-up 4x400 relay team (3:19.39) at the MAC Indoor Championships • Member of the record-setting 4x400 relay team, running the second leg, on the quartet that ran 3:13.33 at the Akron Invitational • Finished runner-up in the 800 at the MAC Outdoor Championships with personal-best time of 1:50.30 • Posted Akron’s top seven times in the outdoor 800

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as a Sophomore (2011): • USTFCCCA Outdoor All-America First Team honoree in the 800-meters • Qualified for the 2012 Olympic trials and the USA Track and Field Championships after running a school-record time of 1:45.91 at the NCAA Championships • The time shattered the previous mark (1:48.13), also set by Brown in 2011, by nearly three seconds • Ran 1:47.02 in the finals of the 800m at the NCAA Championships for a seventh-place finish • Was the MAC Champion in the indoor and outdoor 800m • Won the MAC Indoor Championship with a time of 1:51.77, then ran 1:51.46 to win the outdoor title • All-MAC First Team indoor and outdoor honoree • Was also a member of two school record-setting relay teams at the Penn Relays • Ran anchor on the 4x800 team that clocked a time of 7:25.88 and the second leg of the DMR team that finished in 9:56.72 • Broke the school record three times in the 800m during the indoor season; set the current standard at the Akron Invitational with a time of 1:50.08 • Won the 800m four times during the indoor season (Akron Opener, Kent Dual, All-Ohio Championships, MAC Indoor) • Posted seven of Akron’s top-eight times in the 800m for the season

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 1:45.91* NCAA Championships June 8, 2011 *school record

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Multis 5-10 • 155 • Jr./So. North Ridgeville, Ohio Walsh Jesuit HS

as a Sophomore (2011): • Competed in the decathlon at the All-Ohio Championships, placing fourth with 5,602 points • Also competed in the Gold Division of the heptathlon at the Akron Invitational; tallying 3,875 points • Recorded personal records in the 60m (7.16), 1000m (2:57.46), high jump (5-04.25) and shot put (35-11.50) at the Akron Invite • Also notched a PR in the 60 hurdles (9.15) at the Zips Invitational as a Freshman (2010): • Placed seventh in the heptathlon at the MAC Indoor Championships in his only meet of the year

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Dowdell’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Heptathlon 4,461 MAC Championships Feb. 27, 2010 60m 7.16 Akron Invitational Feb. 11, 2011 60m H 9.15 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 1,000m 2:57.46 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2011 High Jump 5-04.25 Akron Invitational Feb. 11, 2011 Pole Vault 14-07.25 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 Long Jump 20-10.50 MAC Championships Feb. 26, 2010 Shot Put 35-11.50 Akron Invitational Feb. 11, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 100m 11.36 All-Ohio Apr. 15, 2011 400m 52.72 All-Ohio Apr. 15, 2011 1,500m 5:14.51 All-Ohio Apr. 16, 2011 110 H 17.79 All-Ohio Apr. 16, 2011 High Jump 5-08.00 All-Ohio Apr. 15, 2011 Pole Vault 14-07.25 All-Ohio Apr. 16, 2011 Shot Put 33-03.75 All-Ohio Apr. 15, 2011 Discus 112-03.00 NE Ohio Quad Apr. 2, 2011 Javelin 173-09 NE Ohio Quad Apr. 2, 2011

Prior to Akron: • At the 2009 O.H.S.A.A. District Meet, placed second in the pole vault 13-3 • Competed in the 2009 O.H.S.A.A. N.E.O. Regional Meet in the pole vault • Placed sixth at regionals in the pole vault, clearing 13-0

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Distance 5-8 • 135 • Jr./Jr. Green, Ohio Green HS

Dudek’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Mile 4:24.60 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 3,000m 8:42.77 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 5,000m 15:18.47 All-Ohio Jan. 22, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 1,500m 4:14.92 Campbell/Wright Open May 8, 2009 5,000m 15:31.55 Duke Asics Invitational Apr. 3, 2009 10,000m 31:43.21 All-Ohio Apr. 17, 2009

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as a Senior (2011 Cross Country): • Named to All-MAC Academic Team • Represented Akron at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship, finishing with a time of 32:27.60 • Ran a season-best 20:55 and placed 11th at Akron’s Tommy Evans Invitational • Crossed the line with a time of 25:34.40 – good for 26th place – at the MAC Championship as a Freshman (2009 Track): • Placed 11th at the MAC Indoors in the 5k (15:58.25) as a Sophomore (2011 Track): • At the MAC Outdoors, placed 13th in the 10k (33:17.01) and 15th in • Competed in five indoor and four outdoor meets the 5k (15:36.09) • Logged the Zips’ fourth-best time of the season in the 10,000-meters, clocking a time of 33:10.42 at the All-Ohio Championships as a Freshman (2008 Cross Country): • Ran 8:42.77 in the 3000m at the Kent Dual • Named Akron’s MVP and Newcomer of the Year

• Was the Zips’ top finisher at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a as a Junior (2010 Cross Country): time of 33:46 • Academic All-MAC honoree • Placed fifth with a time of 21:09 at his first collegiate meet, the Tommy • Competed in all six meets Evans Invitational • Finished fourth overall at the Buffalo Stampede with a time of 25:49 (8k) • Ran 26:05.7 at the All-Ohio Championships and 25:34.4 at the MAC Prior to Akron: Championships • Won a cross country league championship as a junior and placed second as a sophomore at Green High School as a Sophomore (2009 Cross Country): • Was a three-time qualifier for the state championship, placing 17th as • Named team co-captain a sophomore and 29th as a junior • Was UA’s second-highest finisher in each of the first three meets • Three-time all-league, first team All-State as a sophomore and two• Placed fifth at the Buffalo Stampede (26:02) and sixth at the Indiana time honorable mention All-State Open (26:12) • Three-time Academic All-Ohio

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Pole Vault 6-1 • 175 • Sr./Sr. South Lebanon, Ohio Kings Mills HS

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 17-00.75 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2011

as a Redshirt Freshman (2009): • Placed 11th at the MAC Outdoors in the pole vault • Had an indoor seasonal-best clearance of 15-11 at the Penn State National meet and outdoor best of 16-00.75 at the Campbell/Wright Invitational as a Freshman (2008): • Redshirted

Genovesi’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 400m 50.87 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 800m 1:52.95 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011

• Named team’s Top Newcomer for the 2011 Indoor season • Was a member of the 2010 NCAA National Champion men’s soccer team

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 400m 49.07 Campbell/Wright Open May 7, 2011 800m 1:52.26 Jesse Owens Classic Apr. 24, 2011

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Prior to Akron: • Was a four-year varsity letter winner on the track team in high school and was named Wisconsin Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year • Captured gold in the 400 meter at the Wisconsin Association USA Track and Field Indoor Championship in 2010 • Won the 800-meter run at the Division I state meet in the spring of 2010 and anchored two winning relay quartets to lead Homestead High School to the state team title Personal: • Won a national championship as a member of the UA men’s soccer team in 2010 • Parents are Michael King and Natalia-Genovesi King • Has two sisters, Samantha King (20) and Sophia King (7) • Father, Michael King, was a three-time Division I Soccer All-American at Farleigh Dickinson • Enjoys listening to music (jazz and old school hip hop) • Also enjoys astronomy, rugby, basketball and football • Majoring in business

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as a Freshman (2011): • Member of two school record-setting relay teams at the Penn Relays • Ran the third leg of the DMR team that clocked a time of 9:56.72 and the lead leg of the 4x800 team that finished in 7:25.88 • Finished third in the 800m at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a time of 1:55.02 • Clocked a season-best time of 1:52.26 in the 800m at the Jesse Owens Classic • Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay team that placed fifth at the outdoor league championships with a time of 3:18.68 • Scored in the 800m at the MAC Indoor Championships, placing fifth with a time of 1:54.43 • Ran the third leg of the 4x400 relay team that took second place at the MAC Indoors with a time of 3:18.22 • Placed third in the 800m at the Zips Invitational, crossing the line in 1:52.95 • Ran the second leg of the winning 4x800 relay team at the Penn State National, finishing in 7:39.73

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Middle Distance 6-2 • 180 • So./So. Mequon, Wisc. Homestead HS

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Gabriel Genovesi

WOMEN’S TEAM

Personal: • Was Ohio Division I state champion in the indoor pole vault as a junior at Kings Mills High School as a Sophomore (2010): • Placed third at the Division I outdoor state meet in the pole vault and • Earned second team All-MAC at the MAC Indoor Championships with second in the indoor state meet senior year a runner-up finish in the pole vault; clearing 16-06.75 • Placed second at the Division I outdoor state meet in the pole vault • Also scored in the MAC Outdoor Championships, taking fourth place as a junior with a vault of 16-01.25 • Set school and conference record in the pole vault (15-3) • Recorded an outdoor PR at the Campbell/Wright Open, clearing 1607.50

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as a Junior (2011): • Was a second team All-MAC selection after a runner-up finish in the pole vault at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 16-03.25 • Advanced to the NCAA East Regionals where he tied for 28th after recording a clearance of 16-00.75 • Scored at the MAC Indoor Championships, finishing third with a clearance of 16-02.75 • Won the gold division at the Akron Invitational with a PR clearance of 17-00.75 • Placed third at the Zips Invitational, clearing 16-06.75

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 16-07-50 Campbell/Wright Open May 7, 2010

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• Second Team All-MAC honoree in 2011 and 2010 • Advanced to NCAA prelims in 2011


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James Gnecco Middle Distance 5-9 • 155 • Jr./Jr. Pittsburgh, Pa. Penn-Trafford HS

as a Sophomore (2011): • Competed in three indoor and one outdoor meets • Clocked a time of 1:54.40 in the 800m at the Campbell/Wright Open • Ran 1:54.61 in the 800m at the Akron Opener as a Redshirt Freshman (2010): • Earned second team All-MAC Indoor honors, running the third leg of the runner-up distance medley relay (10:11.25) • Ran the third leg of the distance medley relay at the Penn State National which posted a time of 10:02.62, which was second on Akron’s all-time list

Gnecco’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 1:54.61 Akron Opener Jan. 7, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 1:54.40 Campbell/Wright Open May 6, 2011

Prior to Akron: • Set the school record in the 800m with a time of 1:55.1 at Penn-Trafford High School • Also ran a personal-record 49.3 in the 400 • Was a national indoor qualifier in the 800 and reached the state finals, both indoor and outdoor • Placed second in the district in the 800 and was part of the winning 4x800 district championship relay

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Zachary Goulet

Distance 6-1 • 155 • Jr./Jr. North Canton, Ohio North Canton Hoover HS • Member of the MAC Champion DMR team during the 2011 Indoor season

as a Junior (2011 Cross Country): • Was the Zips’ fourth runner at the MAC Championships with a time of 25:32.6 (8k) • Ran 32:22.3 (10k) at the Great Lakes Regional Championship as a Sophomore (2011 Track): • Ran the lead leg of the MAC Indoor champion DMR team (10:00.16) • Also scored in the mile at the MAC Indoors, placing third with a time of 4:15.64 • Won the mile at the Zips Invitational with a PR time of 4:11.80; it was Akron’s fourth-best time of the indoor season • Also ran the lead leg of the winning 4x800 relay team (7:39.73) at the Penn State National • Competed in two outdoor meets and ran the third leg of the 4x800 relay team that – at the time – set a school record (7:31.86) at the LSU Relays as a Freshman (2010 Track): • Ran Akron’s best time of 4:11.86 at the Akron Invitational, which ranked fourth on UA’s all-time list • Ran the anchor leg of the distance medley relay team at the Penn State National that posted a time of 10:02.62, which ranked second on UA’s all-time list • Scored at the MAC Indoor Championships, placing sixth in the mile (4:20.06) • Won the mile twice, including the Akron Opener (4:18.99) and Akron Quad (4:15.07) • Named the team’s Newcomer of the Year

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Goulet’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 1:54.89 Zips Open Feb. 19, 2010 Mile 4:11.80 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 3,000m 8:54.90 MAC Championships Feb. 27, 2010 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 400m 52.16 Campbell/Wright Open May 7, 2010 800m 2:00.00 All-Ohio Apr. 16, 2010 1,500m 3:53.51 MAC Championships May 13, 2010 5,000m 15:28.68 MAC Championships May 13, 2010 • Scored in the 1,500m at the MAC Outdoor Championships, placing fifth with a time of 3:53.51; it was the Zips’ top time of the season • Placed second in the 1500 at the Northeast Ohio Invitational with a time of 3:54.38 as a Freshman (2009 Cross Country): • Ran in all seven meets ... Registered a 10thplace finish at the Indian Open and a 20th-place finish at the Buffalo Stampede • Was Akron’s second-highest finisher at the All-Ohio Championships, placing 45th • Registered a 47th-place finish at the MAC Championships and was 122nd at the NCAA Great lakes Regional Prior to Akron: • Earned All-Ohio honors as a sophomore (4x800m relay), as a junior (4x800m relay) and as a senior (800m and 4x800m relay) • Placed eighth at the 2009 Division I state meet in the 800m (1:54.27) ... Was on the third-place 4x800 relay team at the state meet • Placed third in state cross country meet as a junior and 13th as a senior • First team All-Federal League and All-Stark County in cross country • Personal records include: 800 Meter Run - 1:54.27, 1,600 Meter Run 4:23.75, 5,000 Meter Run - 16:12.39


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Harris’ Personal Records

Heath Harris

Distance 5-11 • 150 • So./Jr. Cortland, Ohio Lakeview HS

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Mile 4:29.04 Zips Open Feb. 19, 2010 3,000m 8:59.01 Akron Invitational Feb. 13, 2010

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Brad Hough

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Mile 4:20.93 MAC Championships Feb. 25, 2011

• Invited to USA Junior Championships in 2011 • Member of two school record-setting relay teams during the 2011 outdoor season

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Personal: • Parents are Gregory and Brenda Hough • Has a sister named Katie (20) • Majoring in chemistry

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as a Freshman (2011 Track): • Competed at the USA Junior Championships where he placed 10th in the 5,000-meters with a PR time of 14:39.22 • Was a member of two school record-setting relay teams during the outdoor season • Ran the third leg of the 4x800 team that clocked a time of 7:25.88 and the lead leg of the DMR team that finished in 9:56.72 at the Penn Relays • Ran achor on the MAC Indoor Champion middle distance relay team (10:00.16) • Scored in the 1,500m at MAC Outdoors with a sixth-place finish (3:57.84) • Finished second in the 3,000m with a time of 8:30.13 at the Northeast Ohio Quad

Prior to Akron: • Competed at West Allegheny High School • Holds a high record of 4:19 in the 1600m • Ran 9:02.94 in the 3000m at 2010 PTFCA Indoor State Championship, placing 15th

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as a Sophomore (2011 Cross Country): • Was the men’s top finisher in each race • Earned All-MAC First Team honors after placing third in the men’s 8k at the conference championships with a time of 24:34.30 • Took 18th place in the men’s 10k at the Great Lakes Region Championships with a time of 30:43.70 • Named MAC Runner of the Week on Oct. 2

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 1,500m 3:52.78 Duke Invitational Apr. 8, 2011 3,000m 8:30.13 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 2, 2011 5,000m 14:39.22 USA Jr. Championships June 25, 2011

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Distance 5-10 • 135 • So./So. Imperial, Pa. Imperial HS

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as a Freshman (2009 Cross Country): • Ran in six of the seven meets • Top finish was an 18th-place showing at the Tommy Evans Invitational

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as a Sophomore (2011 Track): • Competed in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:08.98) and the 10k (32:24.80) at the MAC Outdoor Championships Prior to Akron: • Placed fifth in the 1,600m at the 2009 Ohio Division II state championas a Freshman (2010 Track): ships (4:21.77) • Competed in the mile and 3,000m during the indoor season • Led high school cross country team to three consecutive Trumball Ath• Logged a top time of 4:29.04 at the Zips Invitational and ran 8:59.01 in letic Conference Championship as a sophomore through senior the 3,000m at the Akron Invitational • As a senior, Qualified for the Ohio Division II State Cross Country • Ran in the 3,000m, 3,000m steeplechase and the 10,000m during the Championship, placing 34th outdoor season • Named Academic All-Ohio • Finished 10th in the 10,000m at the All-Ohio Championships with a • Improved personal record nearly two minutes from freshman to senior time of 32:15.96 year (18:18 to 16:22)

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OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 3,000m 9:12.28 Campbell/Wright Open May 7, 2010 Steeplechase 10:01.30 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 9, 2010 10,000m 32:15.96 All-Ohio Championships Apr. 16, 2010


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Eric Hubbard

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Throws 6-5 • 280 • Sr./So. Medina, Ohio Medina HS

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Shot Put 44-07.00 Kent Dual Jan. 23, 2009 Weight Throw 64-03.75 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2010

• All-MAC Outdoor Second Team honors in 2011 • Advanced to NCAA prelims in the hammer last spring • Academic All-MAC selection in 2011

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Hammer 194-03 LSU Tiger Relays Mar. 26, 2010

as a Junior (2011): • Just missed qualifying for nationals after placing 13th in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Regionals with a PR throw of 200-04, which was the third-best mark in school history • Earned All-MAC Second Team status after a runner-up finish (199-09) at the MAC Outdoor Championships • Named to Academic All-MAC Team after posting a GPA of 3.23 as a corporate financial management manjor • Recorded the Zips’ top eight throws of the outdoor season in the hammer • Competed in five meets during the indoor season • Recorded a PR in the weight throw with a toss of 64-03.75 at the Akron Invitational as a Sophomore (2010): • Posted a personal-record of 64-03.75 in the weight throw at the Akron Invitational, bettering his previous best by seven feet • The mark was also an NCAA provisional mark as well the fourth-best effort in UA history • Placed third in the weight throw at the MAC Indoor Championships (62-02.50) • Won the weight throw at the Akron Quad (61-11.50) and the Zips Invitational (61-08.25) • Recorded the top six marks in the hammer, including a PR toss of 19403 at the LSU Tiger Relays

Daniel Jackisch Distance 6-1 • 160 • Jr./So. Perry, Ohio Perry HS

as a Redshirt Freshman (2009): • Scored at the MAC Outdoor Championships, placing sixth in the weight throw • His distance of 169-07 was tops for the Zips in 2009 • Scored in the MAC Indoor Championships, placing fifth in the weight throw (58-09.25) • Had an indoor best throw of 59-0.75 in the weight at the Zips Invitational, which ranked fourth on the UA all-time list as a Freshman (2008): • Redshirted • Earned Akron’s Scholar Baller honor for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year • Also named to the Dean’s List Prior to Akron: • Team won conference title and placed second in the regional meet as a senior at Medina High School • Also helped lead Medina to conference and regional titles at a junior • Personal bests included: indoor shot put (55-6), outdoor shot put (553) and discus (137-0)

Jackisch’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Mile 4:15.36 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 3,000m 8:29.63 All-Ohio Jan. 21, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 3,000m 9:08.34 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 2, 2011 Steeplechase 9:55.96 All-Ohio Apr. 15, 2011

as a Junior (2011 Cross Country): • Placed 26th overall at the Tommy Evans Invitational with a time of 21:44 (4 mi.) as a Sophomore (2011 Track): • Competed in three indoor and two outdoor meets • Finished second in the mile (4:15.36) at the Kent Dual • Recorded the Zips’ top time of the indoor season in the 3000m at the All-Ohio Championships (8:29.63) as a Sophomore (2010 Cross Country): • Finished 11th overall at the Buffalo Stampede with a time of 26:25 (8k) • Clocked a time of 26:56 (5.2 mi.) at the Penn State National as a Freshman (2009 Cross Country): • Ran in the first three meets of the fall, placing 14th at the Tommy Evans Invitational • Placed 13th at the Indiana Open and 26th at the Buffalo Stampede

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Prior to Akron: • All-Chagrin Valley Conference performer as a freshmen through senior • Chagrin Valley Conference, District Most Valuable Player and All-Ohio Performer as a junior • Led cross-country team to first ever state meet appearance as a senior • Was third at the DIII District, leading Perry to the team title • Member of the state qualifying 4x800m relay team as a senior • Qualified for the 2007 Division II State Cross Country meet as an individual


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Bjorn Johansson

• All-America Honorable Mention in 2011 • Named MAC’s Most Outstanding Field Performer at the 2011 Outdoor Championships

7,076 points in the decathlon at the league championships • Scored a season-high 5,218 points, which was ranked third-best in program history, in the heptathlon at the Akron Invitational • Posted an NCAA provisional height of 17-00.75 in the pole vault while competing in the heptathlon at the Akron Invitational

• Named team’s Top Newcomer for the 2011 Outdoor season

Prior to Akron: • All-Ohio Third Team honoree in the long jump as a senior at Northwest High School • Was the district champion, regional runner-up and finished third at state as a senior • School record holder for the long jump (22-10.75) and 4x200 (1:30.81) • Won his second consecutive conference championship as a senior with a meet-record jump of 22-09.25

• Helped lead his team to a conference championship in 2009 • Also earned All-Ohio Second Team honors as the quarterback on the football team • Set single-season school records for passing yards (3,030) and touchdowns (29) Personal: • Parents are Bryan Jones and Christina Wade • Enjoys fishing, hunting and playing golf

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as a Freshman (2011): • Competed in six outdoor meets • Named team’s Top Newcomer for the 2011 Outdoor season • Placed sixth in the decathlon at the MAC Championships with 6,502 • Finished second in the decathlon in his first collegiate competition at the All-Ohio Championships, totalling 6,445 points • Ran the Zips’ ninth-fastest time of the outdoor season in the 400m, clocking 53.20 at the All-Ohio Championships

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Decathlon 6,502 MAC Championships May 13, 2011 100m 11.16 MAC Championships May 12, 2011 400m 53.20 All-Ohio Championships Apr. 15, 2011 1,500m 5:01.39 All-Ohio Championships Apr. 15, 2011 110mH 16.53 MAC Championships May 12, 2011 High Jump 6-00.75 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 2, 2011 Pole Vault 11-11.75 All-Ohio Championships Apr. 15, 2011 Long Jump 23-09.50 LSU Relays Mar. 25, 2011 Shot Put 39-04.50 All-Ohio Championships Apr. 15, 2011 Disucs 129-03 MAC Championships May 13, 2011 Javelin 195-10 MAC Championships May 13, 2011

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Multis 6-0 • 185 • So./So. Canal Fulton, Ohio Northwest HS

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Bryan Jones

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Prior to Akron: • Placed 25th and scored 7,216 points in the decathlon at the 2009 European Cup Combined Events Super League

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as a Sophomore (2010): • Placed 17th in the decathlon (7,524) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships where he recorded a trio of PRs in the 400 (50.57), 1,500 (4:54.05) and high jump (5-11.25) • Was the MAC Indoor Heptathlon Champion, scoring 5,177 points • Placed fourth at the prestigious Mt. SAC Decathlon with 7,432 points, which was ranked second-best in program history • Was also an All-MAC Outdoor Second Team honoree after posting

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 100m 11.25 MAC Championships May 12, 2011 200m 23.50 Triton Invitational Apr. 23, 2011 400m 50.57 NCAA Championships June 16, 2010 1,500m 4:54.05 NCAA Championships June 16, 2010 110mH 15.05 Jesse Owens Classic Apr. 30, 2010 High Jump 5-11.25 NCAA Championships June 8, 2011 Pole Vault 17-01.00 Texas Relays Mar. 31, 2010 Long Jump 21-11.50 NCAA Championships June 9, 2011 Shot Put 47-07.25 Mt. SAC Decathlon Apr. 14, 2010 Discus 158-03 NCAA Championships June 9, 2011 Javelin 200-00 MAC Championships May 13, 2011 Decathlon 7,524 NCAA Championships June 16, 2010

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as a Junior (2011): • Named All-America Honorable Mention after advancing to the NCAA Championships in the decathlon where he placed 17th with 7,449 points • Named MAC’s Most Outstanding Field Performer aftering Rallying to win the MAC championship in the decathlon with 7,414 points • Started the final day in sixth place before surging to the MAC championship with first-place finishes in three of the final five events • Recorded a PR in the javelin with a winning throw of 200-00 • Named to Academic All-MAC Team after posting a GPA of 3.78 as an economics major • Battled injury throughout much of the indoor season; limited to just four meets • Scored in the heptathlon at the MAC Indoor Championships, placing fifth with 5,176 points • Won the heptathlon shot put with a throw of 48-00.00 • Recorded a PR in the shot put (44-10.25) at the Zips Invitational

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Heptathlon 5,218 Akron Invitational Feb. 13, 2010 60m 7.29 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2010 60mH 8.53 Kent Dual Jan. 13, 2011 1,000m 3:06.49 MAC Championships Feb. 27, 2010 High Jump 6-01.25 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 Pole Vault 17-00.75 Akron Invitational Feb. 13, 2010 Long Jump 20-00.25 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2010 Shot Put 44-01.25 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011

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Multis 6-2 • 180 • Jr./Sr. Hallstahammer, Sweden Lindboskolan HS/Lugnetgymnasiet Univ.

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Andy Knapp

Distance 6-0 • 160 • Jr./Jr. Shelby, Ohio Shelby Senior HS

Knapp’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 2:02.02 Akron Opener Jan. 8, 2010 Mile 4:22.48 Akron Quad Jan. 9, 2009 3,000m 8:48.94 Akron Quad Jan. 15, 2010

• Named cross country’s Team MVP in 2010

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 1,500m 4:20.11 Duke Asics Invitational Apr. 3, 2009 3,000m 8:56.08 Campbell/Wright Open May 7, 2010 Steeplechase 9:53.04 Duke Invitational Apr. 2, 2010

as a Senior (2011 Cross Country): • Competed in all six meets • Was the Zips’ second runner at the Salty Dog Invitational with a time of 25:24.06 (8k) as a Freshman (2009 Track): • Finished 17th overall at the All-Ohio Championships with a mark of • Won the mile at the Akron Quad with a personal-record time of 4:22.48 25:42.16 • Placed 24th at the MAC Championships with a time of 25:10.2 as a Freshman (2008 Cross Country): • Completed in all six team events, being Akron’s top finisher in each of as a Junior (2010 Cross Country): the team’s first three meets • Earned All-MAC status after posting a 10th-place finish (25:05.3) at the • Ran 21:04 to place second in his first collegiate meet, the Tommy MAC Championships Evans Invitational • Was also named to the Academic All-MAC Team • Placed 11th in his second collegiate meet, the Buffalo Stampede, with • Placed second overall at the Buffalo Stampede with a time of 25:34 (8k) a time of 26.22. • Finished fifth at the Tommy Evans Invitational, clocking 20:21 • Completed the trifecta, placing 43rd at the prestigious Notre Dame • Ran 33:01.6 at the Great Lakes Regional Championship Invitational (26:00) as a Sophomore (2010 Track): • Competed in tihe 800m, mile and 3,000m during the indoor season • Ran the Zips’ sixth-fastest time in the 3,000m (8:48.84) at the Akron Quad • Posted the team’s second-best in the 3,000m during the outdoor season (8:56.08) with a second-place finish at the Campbell/Wright Open • Ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay team (3:33.47) at the Duke Invitational

Prior to Akron: • Personal records include 51.0 in the 400m, 2:00.0 in the 800m, 4:29.0 in the 1600m and 9:45.1 in the 3200m • Three-time Academic All-Ohio and team cross country MVP at Shelby Senior High School • Placed 18th at the 2007 Ohio state cross country meet as a senior • Was a Northern Ohio League (NOL) cross country runner-up as a junior and placed third at the NOL meet as a sophomore • Four-time All-NOL in cross country, including three first team honas a Sophomore (2009 Cross Country): ors. Four-time regional qualifier in cross country and three-time state • Turned in a ninth-place finish at the Buffalo Stampede (26:15) qualifier • Placed 55th at the MAC Championships and was the team’s fourth- • Four-time, All-NOL, twice in the 1600m and 3200m each. Was the highest finisher at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional district 3200 champion in 2006 • Also played basketball, earning second team All-NOL and All-District honors

Jakob Leon

High Jump 6-2 • 185 • So./So. Leetonia, Ohio Columbiana Crestview HS

as a Sophomore (2011): • Competed in five indoor and six outdoor meets • Finished second in the high jump (6-08.75) at the Northeast Ohio Quad • Scored at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a fourth-place finish (6-06.00) • Cleared 6-04.75 at the MAC Indoor Championships as a Freshman (2010): • Cleared 6-06.75 in the high jump at the Akron Opener

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Leon’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date High Jump 6-06.75 Akron Opener Jan. 8, 2010 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date High Jump 6-08.75 NE Ohio Quad Apr. 2, 2011

Prior to Akron: • Placed 10th in the high jump at the 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals (65.25) • 2009 Ohio Division III High Jump Champion (6-10) at Columbiana Crestview High School • Two-time regional champion, clearing 6-6 as a junior and 6-8 as a senior • Placed fifth at the state meet as a junior (6-5) • Also a member of the Akron football team as a punter • Had 32 punts for 1,277 yards for a 39.91 average with a long of 55 and had eight punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line


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Austin Levering Throws 6-2 • 235 • Jr./Jr. Caledonia, Ohio River Valley HS

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Shot Put 51-01.00 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 Weight Throw 57-03.75 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 15-07.00 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011

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Prior to Akron: • Cleared 14-9 in the pole vault at the Ohio Division II state meet to place third • Also placed third in the regional meet • Cleared a personal-record 15-3 in winning his district title • Named All-Eastern District in the pole vault as a senior at Meadowbrook High School • Had a vault of 14-4 to place second at the state indoor meet • Was the OVCA pole vault champion as a junior (12-6)

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as a Redshirt Freshman (2011): • Competed in three indoor and five outdoor meets • Recorded a PR height of 16-00.75 in the pole vault at the Duke Invitational, which was good for a third-place finish • Finished fifth at the Zips Invitational with a clearance of 15-07.00

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OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date High Jump 16-00.75 Duke Invitational Apr. 9, 2011

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Jumps 6-1 • 160 • So./So. Senecaville, Ohio Meadowbrook HS

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Light’s Personal Records

Shawn Light

as a Freshman (2010): • Redshirted

Prior to Akron: • Set three school records at River Valley High School, including the discus (165-2), indoor shot put (55-5) and weight throw (50-11) • Also competed in the long jump with a PR of 20-4, the 100m with a PR of 11.5 and the 200m with a PR of 24.0. Threw the javelin at the Junior Olympics with a PR of 159-0 • First team All-Mid Ohio Athletic Conference (MOAC) in track & field and football. First team all-district in track & field and second team in football. Third team all-region in track & field • A four-time MOAC Scholar Athlete and two-time National Honor Society member

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as a Redshirt Freshman (2010): • Competed in five meets during the indoor season in the shot put and weight throw • Recorded a mark of 47-04.50 in the shot put at the Akron Opener • Threw in five meets during the outdoor season • Recorded a mark of 137-04 in the discus at the MAC Outdoor Championships

as a Freshman (2009): • Redshirted

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as a Sophomore (2011): • Threw in all seven meets during the indoor season and in six meets during the outdoor campaign • Finished sixth in the hammer at the LSU Tiger Relays with a PR throw of 182-01 • Followed that up by placing third with a PR toss of 54-01.75 in the shot put the following day • Competed in the weight throw (54-08.75) and shot put (51-08.25) at the MAC Indoor Championships • Finished second in the shot put (50-08.75) and fourth in the weight throw (54-00.50) at the Akron Opener

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Discus 142-11 All-Ohio Apr. 16, 2010 Hammer 182-10 LSU Relays Mar. 25, 2011 Shot Put 54-01.75 LSU Relays Mar. 26, 2011


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Joe McCoy

Distance 5-10 • 150 • Sr./Sr. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Woodridge HS • School record holder in the 3,000m Steeplechase • Earned All-MAC Second Team honors at the 2011 Outdoor Championships

as a Junior (2011 Track): • Broke the school record in the 3,000m Steeplechase with a time of 8:59.36 at the NCAA East Regionals • Earned All-MAC Second Team honors after finishing second in the steeplechase at the MAC Outdoor Championships, clocking a time of 9:14.67 • Ran 9:00.22 in the steeplechase at the Duke Invitational • Finished the season as the owner of four of the top five times on UA’s all-time list in the steeplechase, including each of the top three slots • Ran the third leg of the MAC Champion DMR team (10:00.16) • Also scored in the 3000m with a fourth-place finish and a time of 8:34.51 at the MAC Indoor Championships • Finished second in the mile at the Zips Invitational with a PR time of 4:12.30; it was Akron’s sixth-best time of the indoor season • Scored in the 3000m with a seventh-place finish (8:33.48) at the AllOhio Championships; it was Akron’s second-best time of the indoor season • Also placed second in the 3000m with a time of 8:33.64 at the Kent Dual as a Sophomore (2010 Track): • Scored at the MAC Indoors, placing fifth in the 3,000m (8:36.53) • Won the indoor 3,000m at the Akron Opener (8:53.65) • Posted Akron’s best times in the indoor 3,000m (8:36.53) and 5,000m (14:58.30) • Recorded a pair of PRs at the Northeast Ohio Invitational ... finished second in the 3,000m (8:56.58) and fourth in the 1,500m (4:00.44) • Had the Zips’ top time of the season in the 3,000m steeplechase after clocking 9:02.42 at the Jesse Owens Classic as a Junior (2009 Cross Country): • Earned All-MAC First Team honors, placing sixth at the league championships (26:06.2) • Was the Zips top finisher in all seven meets in 2009, including six top 10 finishes Won the Buffalo Stampeded (25:29) and added a fourth place finish a Indiana Open (26:00), fifth place at All-Ohio Championships (26:27), sixth place at Tommy Evans (20:37) and Bowling Green (24:57.2) Invitationals and sixth at the MAC Championships • Placed 70th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (32:50.56) • Named team MVP, was recepient of the team’s Most Improved award and named co-captain as a Redshirt Freshman (2009 Track): • Ran a personal-record of 9:12.96 in the steeplechase at the All-Ohio Championships, placing second at the meet • Won the steeplechase at the Northeast Ohio Quad (9:31.0) • Placed fourth at the MAC Outdoors in the steeplechase (9:18.01) • Placed seventh at the MAC Indoors in the 3k with a UA season-best time of 8:39.55 • Named team’s Most Improved

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McCoy’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Mile 4:12.30 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 3,000m 8:33.48 All-Ohio Jan. 22, 2011 5,000m 14:55.04 Akron Invitational Feb. 11, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 1,500m 3:55.03 Campbell/Wright Open May 7, 2011 3,000m 8:56.58 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 9, 2010 Steeplechase 8:59.36* NCAA Regionals May 27, 2011 5,000m 15:18.50 MAC Championships Apr. 30, 2010 * school record as a Sophomore (2008 Cross Country): • Ran in all six 2008 Akron cross country events as a Freshman (2007-08): • Placed ninth, helping the Zips win the Tommy Evans Invitational in his first collegiate meet • Redshirted during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons Prior to Akron: • All-Ohio in 2006 at Woodridge High School and was a three-time allconference pick (2004, ‘05, ‘06) • High school PRs: 1600m (4:26), 800m (1:59), 3200m (9:37) • Part of the Ohio Division II State Championship team in 2007. Woodridge was state runner-up in ‘06 and placed eighth ‘05


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Olson’s Personal Records

JT Olson

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 1:57.59 Zips Open Feb. 19, 2010 Mile 4:19.51 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 2:02.50 Duke Invitational Apr. 2, 2010 1,500m 4:01.75 Duke Invitational Apr. 2, 2010

as a Sophomore (2011 Track): • Competed in four meets during the indoor season • Ran 4:19.51 in the mile at the Kent Dual • Also competed in the 800m at the Akron Opener, clocking a time of 2:01.76

Prior to Akron: • Set school records in the 1,600m (4:23), 3,200m (9:50) and 4x800 relay (8:17) at Western Brown High School • Added a PR of 1:55 in the 800m • Was his league’s cross country Runner of the Year as a senior • A four-time all-league performer in cross country, earning first team honors twice and second team honors twice • Led his team to league titles as a freshman, junior and senior

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Dylan Papp

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Mile 4:20.00 Akron Opener Jan. 7, 2011 3,000m 8:37.79 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 5,000m 15:09.81 MAC Championships Feb. 25, 2011

• Named cross country team’s Top Newcomer in 2011

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Prior to Akron: • Cross Country All-Ohio First Team honoree as a junior and senior at Green High School • Regional champion in the 3,200m (9:26) during his junior year; also placed seventh at state

Personal: • Parents are Mick and Louise Papp • Has three siblings; Jen (30), Erin (29) and Marisa (16) • Grandpa, Joe Papp, is a member of the Varsity A Hall of Fame at The University of Akron where he played football, basketball and baseball • Also a member of the Summit County Sports Hall of Fame • Grandma, Mary Elaine Papp, was a cheerleader at UA • Enjoys watching movies and singing • Played the saxophone in middle school

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as a Freshman (2011 Track): • Competed in the 5,000m at the MAC Indoor Championships (15:09.81) • Finished fourth in the mile at the Akron Opener with a time of 4:20.00 • Scored in the 3,000m at the Kent Dual, placing third with a time of 8:37.79 • Also placed third in the 3,000m at the Akron Invitational (8:38.50) • Ran in two outdoor meets, clocking 8:54.12 in the 3k at the Campbell/Wright Invitational and 15:09.65 in the 5k at the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships

• Part of the 4x800 relay team that set a school record with a time of 7:51 • Finished in the top 10 of every cross country meet as a junior and senior • Finished runner-up at districts, fifth at regionals and fifth at state as a senior; ran a top time of 15:39 • Recorded a third-place finish at districts as a senior while finishing seventh at state; ran a top time of 15:32 • XC team placed fourth at state during his junior year after finishing ninth during his freshman season

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as a Freshman (2011 Cross Country): • Named team’s Top Newcomer • Was the Zips’ second runner (23rd overall) at the MAC Championships with a time of 25:07.3 (8k) • Placed 25th at the All-Ohio Championships with a mark of 25:59.93 • Finished eighth overall at the Tommy Evans Invitational (4 mi.)

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 3,000m 8:54.12 Campbell/Wright Invite May 6, 2011 5,000m 15:09.65 All-Ohio Apr. 15, 2011

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Distance 6-1 • 150 • So./So. Green, Ohio Green HS

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as a Sophomore (2009): • Ran in one meet, placing 34th at the Tommy Evans Invitational

as a Freshman (2008 Cross Country): • Ran in all six Akron team events, turning in a best time of 28:48 at the Buffalo Stampede

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as a Redshirt Freshman (2010 Track): • Earned second team All-MAC Indoor, running the lead leg for the runner-up distance medley relay (10:11.25) • Competed in five outdoor meets in the 800 and the 1500 • Also competed on the 4x400 relay team (3:33.47) at the Duke Invitational

as a Freshman (2009): • Redshirted

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Distance 5-10 • 135 • Jr./So. Mt. Orab, Ohio Western Brown HS


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Tyshaun Peoples Hurdles 5-11 • 160 • Sr./Sr. Cleveland, Ohio Glenville HS

• Five-time MAC Champion • Named MAC’s Most Outstanding Field Performer at the 2010 Indoor Championships • School record holder in the 60H and 110H

as a Junior (2011): • MAC Outdoor Champion in the 110m hurdles (14.14) and runner up in the long jump (25-02.75), which was the fifth-long leap in school history • Also went 25-02.75 in the long jump at the LSU Alumni Gold • Advanced to the NCAA Prelminaries in both the long jump and 110 hurdles; placed 17th in the hurldes despite recording the second-fastest time in school history (13.98) • Recorded the Zips’ top 10 times in the 110m hurdles overall • Won his second consecutive MAC Indoor championship in the long jump with a leap of 24-08.50, which was the fourth-best mark in UA history • All-MAC First Team honoree also finished second in the 60 hurdles with at time of 7.91 • Broke the school record for the 60m hurdles at the Penn State National with a time of 7.83 • Recorded the Zips’ top mark of the indoor season in the long jump with a leap of 24-10.00 at the All-Ohio Championships • Was a double winner in the 60m hurdles (7.97) and the 200m (22.16) at the Akron Opener • Also won the 60m hurdles (7.90) and ran the anchor for the winning 4x400 relay team at the Kent Duals as a Sophomore (2010): • Recipient of the MAC Indoor Male Most Outstanding Field Performance award • MAC Indoor champion in the long jump, thanks to a personal-record and NCAA provisional mark of 25-00.50 (ranked second on the UA all-time list) • Also scored in the 60m hurdles, placing third (7.99) • Broke his own UA record in the 60m hurdles on four occasions, ending with an NCAA provisional mark of 7.89 • Placed fifth at the Virginia Tech Last Chance meet in the 60 hurdles with a time of 7.91 • Won the 60m hurdles three times with progressions of 8.01, 7.97 and 7.95 before posting his 7.89 at the Akron Invitational in a second-place effort (was the top collegian to finish) • Won the long jump four times, going from 21-10.50 to 23-0475 to 2306.75 to his MAC indoor title jump of 25-00.50 • Earned All-MAC Outdoor Second Team honors after finishing second in the 110 hurdles (14.16) at the league championships • Finished 10th in the 110 hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary • Named MAC Male Track Performer of the Week (Jan. 19) for his winning the 60m hurdles (8.01) and adding a title in the long jump (23-04.75) as a Freshman (2009): • MAC Outdoor champion in the long jump, thanks to a personal-record of 24-04.25 ... Also ran the lead leg on the winning 4x100 relay team (40.12) ... Was MAC Outdoor runner-up in the 110mH (14.25) ... His time of 14.25 in the 110m hurdles and leap of 24-04.25 both rank fourth on the UA all-time outdoor lists. • Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the 110mH, long jump and 4x100 relay ... Ran the opening leg of the 4x100 relay at the regional, placing 12th (40.56) ... Also at the regional, placed 13th in the 110mH (14.32) and 29th in the long jump (20-02.25). • MAC Indoor champion in the 60m hurdles (8.06) ... Also scored in the long jump, placing fourth with a personal-record leap of 23-04.75.

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Peoples’ Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 60m 7.03 Kent Duals Jan. 23, 2009 200m 22.16 Akron Opener Jan. 7, 2011 60mH 7.83 Penn State National Jan. 28, 2011 Long Jump 25-00.50 MAC Championships Feb. 27, 2010 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 110mH 13.91 NCAA East Prelims May 27, 2010 200m 22.42 Ashland Alumni Open Apr. 30, 2011 400mH 1:02.32 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 10, 2009 Long Jump 25-02.75 MAC Championships May 13, 2011 • Set the UA record in the 60m hurdles, running 8.03 in winning the event at the Zips Invitational and the Zips Invitational. • Won the 60m hurdles four times, while winning the long jump at the Akron-Kent State Dual Meet. • Named co-Newcomer of the Year along with Phil Ferguson Prior to Akron: • Won the Ohio Division I state championship in the long jump as a senior (23-1) at Glenville High School • Placed second on the 4x200 relay and third in the 110m hurdles (14.22) • Was the regional champion in the 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and long jump as a senior • As a junior, won state titles in the 110m hurdles (14.30) and 4x100 relay (41.7). Also placed ninth in the long jump (22-0) • As a sophomore, placed fifth (14.47) at states in the 110m hurdles • Had a personal record of 23-8 in the long jump, 13.98 in the 110m hurdles and 27.22 n the 300m hurdles


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Pryce’s Personal Records

J’Lani Pryce

Middle Distance 5-6 • 130 • Jr./So. Kingston, Jamaica Bensalem HS (Pa.)

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 400m 48.78 All-Ohio Jan. 22, 2011 800m 1:54.02 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2011

Smith’s Personal Records

Moses Smith

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 1:56.78 Kent Dual Jan. 23, 2009 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 1:59.14 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 9, 2010

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Prior to Akron: • Named Akron Beacon Journal City Akron City Series All-Star for cross country at Ellet High School • City champion in the 800m as a senior, 1,600m as a junior and sophomore and 4x800 relay as a senior freshman • Additionally placed second in the district and seventh in the region in the 800m as a senior • Personal records of 1:57 in the 800m and 50.8 in the 400m

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as a Sophomore (2010): • Competed in two outdoor meets • Ran 1:59.14 in the 800m at the Northeast Ohio Invitational

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Middle Distance 6-2 • 165 • Sr./Jr. Akron, Ohio Ellet HS

as a Freshman (2009): • Competed in seven indoor and one outdoor meets • Ran a personal best 1:56.78 in the 800m at the Kent Dual • Finished in 1:58.97 at the MAC Indoor Championships

Prior to Akron: • Ran 49.46 in the 400m to place fifth and 22.56 in the 200m to place eighth at the PTFCA Indoor State Championships • Personal records include: 800 Meter Run - 2:00.19; 200 Meter Dash 22.56; 400 Meter Dash - 49.09 and 100 Meter Dash - 11.20

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as a Freshman (2010): • Earned second team All-MAC Indoor and Outdoor honors • Ran the second leg on the runner-up 4x400 (3:18.39) and DMR (10:11.25) teams at the MAC Indoor Championships • Finished second in the 400 hurdles at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a PR time of 53.48 • Ran 49.03 in the 400 at the Northeast Ohio Invitational to establish a

PR and take fourth place; it was the fifth-best UA time of the season • Ran the lead leg of the 4x800 relay team broke a school record at the Penn Relays (7:35.70) • Also a member of the 4x400 relay team (third leg) at the All-Ohio Championships that finished second with a time of 3:12.36

MEN’S TEAM

as a Sophomore (2011): • Ran the second leg of the winning DMR (10.00.16) and runner-up 4x400 relay teams (3:18.22) at the MAC Indoor Championships to earn All-MAC Indoor honors • Also ran the lead leg of the 4x400 relay team that placed third (3:16.04) at the All-Ohio Championships • Scored in the 400m at the Kent Duals with a third-place finish (50.44) • Competed in the 800m at the Akron Invitational, finishing in 1:54.02

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 200m 22.40 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 9, 2010 400m 49.03 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 9, 2010 800m 1:55.49 Duke Invitational Apr. 2, 2010 400mH 53.48 MAC Championships May 13, 2010

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• Named team’s Most Improved during the 2010 Outdoor season • Member of the 2011 MAC Indoor Champion DMR team

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Darien Spann

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Jumps 5-7 • 145 • So./So. Fremont, Ohio Fremont Ross HS

Spann’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Long Jump 23-00.50 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 Triple Jump 44-04.00 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Long Jump 22-10.00 LSU Relays Mar. 25, 2011 Triple Jump 42-00.75 NE Ohio Quad Apr. 2, 2011

as a Freshman (2011): • Placed second in the triple jump (44-04.00) and third in third in the long jump (23-00.50) at the Zips Invitational • Also jumped 42-07.50 in the triple jump at the MAC Indoor Championships • Competed in five outdoor meets • Won the long jump at the Northeast Ohio Quad with a leap of 22-06.50 Prior to Akron: • Four-year letter winner and two-time coaches award winner at Fremont Ross High School

Nick Stroemple

Distance 6-2 • 170 • Jr./Jr. North Canton, Ohio North Canton Hoover HS

as a Junior (2011 Cross Country): • Ran in four meets, including the Great Lakes Regional Championship • Finished 25th overall at the Tommy Evans Invitational with a time of 21:39 (4 mi.) as a Sophomore (2011 Track): • Competed in four indoor and six outdoor meets • Scored in the 1500m at the MAC Outdoor Championships, placing fifth with a time of 3:57.67 • Recorded a PR in the mile with a time of 4:21.10 at the Zips Invitational • Also ran the 3000m at the Kent Dual (8:53.40) and 5000m at the Akron Invitational (15:40.18) as a Sophomore (2011 Cross Country): • Placed seventh overall at the Tommy Evans Invitational • Finished 15th at the Buffalo Stampede with a time of 26:34 (8k) • Clocked a time of 34:00.6 (10k) at the Great Lakes Regional as a Redshirt Freshman (2010 Track): • Competed in six indoor meets; ran the Zips’ fourth-fastest time of the season in the 3000 (8:41.99) at the MAC Championships • Won the 3000 at the Campbell/Wright Open with a PR time of 8:46.70; it was the Zips’ top time of the season • Placed fourth in the 5000 at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a time of 14:40.95

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• District runner-up in the long jump (22-02.75) as a senior • Conference winner in the long jump (21-04.00) as a junior • State qualifier in the 4x100 (42.71) and 4x200 (1:29.61) • School record holder for the 4x200 and conference record holder for the 4x400 Personal: • Parents are Larrry and Kim Spann

Stroemple’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Mile 4:21.10 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 3,000m 8:41.99 MAC Championships Feb. 27, 2010 5,000m 15:40.18 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 1:57.86 Duke Invitational Apr. 9, 2011 1,500m 3:55.09 Jesse Owens Classic Apr. 24, 2011 3,000m 8:46.70 Campbell/Wright Open May 7, 2010 5,000m 14:40.95 MAC Championships May 13, 2010 as a Redshirt Freshman (2009 Cross Country): • Ran in all seven on the Zips fall meets • Placed 12th at the Buffalo Stampede (27:35) and was the Zips second-highest finisher at the Bowling Green Invitational, placing 54th (26:22.4) as a Freshman (2008 Cross Country and 2009 Track): • Redshirted Prior to Akron: • Placed 18th at the Ohio Division I State Cross Country Championships as a senior at North Canton Hoover High School, helping his team place third. Helped his team to a state runner-up finish as a junior • Two-time All-Ohio honoree in cross country • Three-time first team all-county in cross country. Also a three-time AllFederal League selection, garnering first team honors twice • Had a PR of 1:57.40 in the 800m and 4:27.74 in the 1,600m


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Uhle’s Personal Records

Mike Uhle

Pole Vault 5-8 • 155 • –/Sr. Powell, Ohio Olentangy Liberty HS

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 17-09.25 Virginia Tech Last Chance Mar. 6, 2010

Prior to Akron: • 2006 Ohio Division I State, regional, district and conference champion in the pole vault • Was his region, district and conference champion as a junior at Olentangy Liberty High School • Set his school pole vault record clearing 16-3.50 and set his region’s meet record with a height of 15-8

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as a Freshman (2008): • Won both the MAC Indoor and Outdoor Pole Vault Championships ... Cleared 17-0.75 to win the MAC Indoor title an NCAA provisional qualifying mark • Cleared 16-10.75 to win the MAC Outdoor title, also the third-best height in UA history • Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional, but posted a no height • Placed third at the US Junior Nationals and was be the first alternate for the 2008 World Junior Championships

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as a Sophomore (2009): • Was the MAC Indoor and Outdoor Pole Vault Champion • Cleared 17-05.50 to win the MAC Indoor title, the third-best height in UA history and was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark (just missed an NCAA Indoor Championships at-large bid, ranking 16th (tied)-best in the nation) • Cleared 16-10.75 to win the MAC Outdoor title • Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional and tied for ninth at the meet (16-07.25) • Earned Academic All-MAC honors during the indoor and outdoor seasons, posting a 3.321 GPA in biology • Won the indoor pole vault at the Akron Invitational with an NCAA Provisional mark of 17-00.75 and the Zips Invitational (16-08.75) • Added an outdoor win in the pole vault at the Campbell/Wright Invitational (16-06.75)

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as a Junior (2010): • Earned NCAA Indoor Pole Vault All-American honors ... Cleared 1706.50 to tie for fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championship • Secured his berth to the NCAA Indoor Championships, clearing a personal-record 17-9.25 at the Virginia Tech Qualifier, a mark which ranked second on the UA and MAC all-time lists • MAC Indoor and Outdoor Pole Vault Champion; cleared 17-04.50 to win the MAC Indoor title • Recorded a MAC Championships Meet Record, clearing 17-07.00 to capture the MAC Outdoor championship • Posted an NCAA provisional height of 17-07.25 ... Was later named MAC Male Field Performer of the Week for his effort • Won the indoor pole vault a total of six times in nine meets ... Two non-victories came as he placed behind the same non-collegian at the Penn State National and Virginia Tech Qualifier ... Cleared an NCAA provisional mark in all seven meets • Captured first place at the All-Ohio Championships, clearing 16-02.75

• Uhle cleared 16-4.75 (5.00) and passed on the next two heights before bowing out at 16-10.75 (5.15) • Named Akron’s Co-Paul Werner Newcomer of the Year • Earned Akron’s Scholar Baller honor for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year • Won the pole vault at the Roo Town Invitational (16-6.75)

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as a Senior (2011): • Won his fourth consecutive MAC Indoor Championship in the pole vault with a clearance of 16-08.75 • Finished the indoor season ranked 20th in the nation (17-04.50) • All-MAC Indoor First Team honoree • Won the indoor pole vault six times overall, including a first-place finish at the National Pole Vault Summit (16-11.00) • Finished sixth at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet (17-01.75) • Was a medical redshirt during the outdoor season

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 17-07.00 MAC Championships May 13, 2010

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• Seven-time MAC Pole Vault Champion • 2010 NCAA Indoor All-American


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Rufas Walls

Sprints 5-9 • 180 • Jr./Jr. Columbus, Ohio Bishop Hartley HS

Walls’ Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 200m 22.38 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2011 400m 55.06 Kent Dual Jan. 22, 2010 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 200m 22.54 Duke Invitational Apr. 9, 2011 400m 57.36 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 2, 2011

as a Sophomore (2010): • Notched a PR in the 200m with a time of 22.38 at the Akron Invitational • Finished third in the 200m at the Zips Invitational, clocking a time of 22.67 • Ran anchor on UA’s sixth-fastest 4x400 relay team of the indoor season (3:22.76) • Also competed in three meets during the outdoor season as a Freshman (2010): • Ran 55.06 in the 400m at the Kent Dual • Competed in the 200m at the Northeast Ohio Invitational, clocking a time of 24.45

Dominique Watson Sprints 5-11 • 155 • Jr./Jr. Columbus, Ohio Franklin Heights HS

Prior to Akron: • Posted a time of 21.50 in the 200 to place seventh at the Nike Outdoor Nationals • 2008 and 2009 Ohio Division II State Champion in the 200m • Posted a time of 21.95 as junior to win and 21.57 as s senior at Bishop Hartley High School • Ran the anchor leg on the top-qualifying 4x400 relay in 2009, but did not run in the final, which was state champion • Was on the runner-up 4x400 relay team as a junior • Was his region and district champion in the 200m • Also state champion in the 200m at the Ohio Indoor Championship (21.86)

Watson’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 60m 6.83 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 200m 22.59 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 100m 10.61 MAC Championships May 14, 2011 200m 22.60 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 9, 2010

as a Sophomore (2011): • All-MAC Second Team honoree • Ran anchor on the Zips’ 4x100 relay team that finished second at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a time of 40.78 • Also scored in the 100m, finishing fifth with a time of 10.61, which represented the top time recorded by any UA runner in the spring • Ran the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay team that took fourth at the LSU Relays, finishing in 41.50 • Won the 60m at the Zips Invitational with a PR time of 6.83, which was the second-fastest time of the Zips’ indoor season • Placed second in the 60m at the Akron Invitational (6.85), just one hundredths of a second shy of the first-place finisher • Finished seventh in the finals of the 60m at the MAC Indoor Championships (6.89) • Scored in the 60m at the Kent Duals with a third-place finish (6.94)

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as a Freshman (2010): • Competed in three indoor events with top times of 7.00 (60m) and 23.60 (200m) at the Akron Opener • Placed third in the 100 (10.77) at the Northeast Ohio Invitational • Also ran anchor on the 4x100 relay team that placed first at the Northeast Ohio Invitational with a time of 41.06 Prior to Akron: • Ran 10.80 to set the OCC Capital Division record in the 100m in 2006 at Franklin Heights High School


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Wesley’s Personal Records

Joe Wesley

Pole Vault 5-8 • 160 • Jr./Jr. Marine City, Mich. Marine City HS

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 17-00.75 Penn State National Jan. 30, 2009

as a Sophomore (2010): • Redshirted

Prior to Akron: • Set his school, conference and Michigan records for pole vault (16-10.25-indoor) at Marine City High School • Placed fifth (15-11) at the 2008 USA Track & Field Junior Nationals. Won the pole vault at the 2007 USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships (15-9) • Cleared 16-6.50 at the 2008 Nike Indoor Nationals • Was the 2007 and ‘08 Michigan Division II state pole vault champion • Named special mention All-State in football, playing for the 2007 state championship team • National Honor Society member

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Kyle Wheeler

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Mile 4:16.10 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 3,000m 9:02.78 Akron Opener Jan. 7, 2011 5,000m 14:54.39 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2011

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as a Freshman (2010 Cross Country): • Was the third runner (36th overall) for the Zips at the All-Ohio Championships with a time of 25:54 (8k) • Notched a top-30 finish at the MAC Championships, finishing 25th with a time of 25:32.4 • Ran 32:41.02 at the Great Lakes Regional

Personal: • Parents are Bob and Julie Wheeler • Majoring in mechanical engineering

2011 REVIEW

as a Freshman (2011 Track): • Won the 5000m (Blue Division) at the Akron Invitational, clocking a time of 14:54.39 • Finished sixth in the mile at the Zips Invitational (4:16.10)

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as a Sophomore (2011 Cross Country): • Competed in four meets • Was the Zips’ third runner at the Tommy Evans Invitational with a time of 21:04 (4 mi.) • Finished 35th at the All-Ohio Championships with a mark of 26:18.11

Prior to Akron: • Competed at Green High School as part of the Suburban League • Received the Mr. Bulldog Award, Mark Croghan Sportsmanship Award and Most Improved Award at GHS • Was named Runner of the Year by the Touchdown Club • Led his squad to the conference and district championship all four years • Placed eighth at state as a junior and third as a senior • Holds three high school records in the 5K (5:29), 800m (1:57) and 3200m (9:42)

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Distance 5-11 • 155 • So./Fr. Green, Ohio Green HS

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as a Freshman (2009): • Tabbed second team All-MAC, placing second at the conference outdoor championships ... Cleared 16-06.75 - the same height as winner and teammate Mike Uhle, but finished second on misses • Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional, but posted a no height

• Cleared an NCAA Indoor provisional height of 17-00.75 at the Penn State National, ranking fourth on the UA all-time list • Won the pole vault twice during the indoor season, including the Akron Quad (16-00.75) and the Akron-Kent State Dual Meet (16-06.75) ... Won the outdoor pole vault at the Northeast Ohio Quad (16-00.75)

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as a Redshirt Sophomore (2011 Track): • Tied for first place with teammate Mike Uhle at the MAC Indoor Championships (16-08.75) to earn All-MAC First Team honors • Finished eighth at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet (16-08.00) • Recorded the Zips’ second-best mark of the outdoor season, clearing a PR 16-07.50 for a fifth-place finish at the LSU Tiger Relays • Took second place at the Campbell/Wright Open with a clearance of 16-07.25

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 16-07.50 LSU Tiger Relays Mar. 26, 2011

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• All-MAC Indoor First Team honoree in 2011


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Distance 6-2 • 160 • Fr./Fr. Cortland, Ohio Lakeview HS

as a Freshman (2011 Cross Country): • Finished 16th overall at the Tommy Evans Invitational with a time of 21:12 (4 mi.) Prior to Akron: • Competed at Lakeview High School as part of the All American Conference • Did not start running cross country until his junior year • Named the Most Outstanding Runner as a senior (cross country) • Anchor on the 4x400 (3:25) and 4x800 (8:05) teams that broke school records • 4x800 team placed fourth at regionals and ninth at state Personal: • Parents are Albert Brannan and Michelle Thompson • Has three siblings; Miya Brannan, Jaisea Hedglin and Chelsea Trontel • Enjoys playing the drums • Majoring in accounting

Nate Chronister Jumps 5-9 • 145 • Fr./Fr. Medina, Ohio Highland HS

Brian Cull

Distance 5-9 • 130 • Sr./Sr. Fredricktown, Ohio Fredricktown HS

as a Senior (2011 Cross Country): • Competed in five meets, finishing as Akron’s second fastest runner three times • Placed 14th overall at the All-Ohio Championships with an 8k-time of 25:38.43 • Ran 31:46.4 in the 10k at the Great Lakes Regional Championship as a Junior (2010 Cross Country): • Recorded a time of 21:34 (8k) at the Tommy Evans Invitational • Ran 26:32.3 at the MAC Championships as a Sophomore (2009 Cross Country): • Ran 28:36.3 (8k) at the All-Ohio Championships • Crossed the line in 35:28.2 (10k) at the Great Lakes Regional Championships as a Freshman (2007 Cross Country): • Finished 38th in the 4-mile race at the Tommy Evans Invitational with a time of 23:03 Prior to Akron: • Was the first runner to make it to the state meet every year at Fredricktown HS • Was the district champion (DIII) in 2007, leading his team to the state meet • Named league MVP in 2007 Prior to Akron: • Parents are Sean and Mary Jo Cull

John Dahlstrand Prior to Akron: • Competed in the long jump, 100m and 200m at Highland HS • Recorded a top mark of 23-02 in the long jump • Ran 10.8 in the 100m and 22.4 in the 200m

Multis 6-2 • 190 • Fr./Fr. Erie, Pa. McDowell HS

Personal: • Parents are Bret and Connie Chronister

Kyle Cochrun

Distance 6-1 • 160 • Fr./Fr. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Woodridge HS

Prior to Akron: • Ran cross country three years at Woodridge High School • Ran a top time of 16:33.9 as a junior in 2009

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Prior to Akron: • Two-time, all-state high jumper, finishing 11th at nationals as a junior at McDowell HS • Also was named all-state in the triple jump (indoor) as a junior after being a state qualifier the year prior • Helped lead McDowell HS to three consecutive regional championships • Recorded personal records of 6-8.00 in the high jump and 46-01.00 in the triple jump • Was also a two-year starter on the football team, earning all-league honors as a defensive back during his senior season Personal: • Parents are John and Elise Dahlstrand • Father ran track and played football at Slippery Rock, where he was inducted into the Track and Field Hall of Fame • Has two sisters, Rachel (23), and Samantha (21) • Rachel played soccer in college


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Martel Durant

Prior to Akron: • Competed one season at the College of the Desert junior college in California • Went 22-00.50 in the long junmp at the 2010 state meet at Copley High School • Was a three-year starter and all state performer on the football team

Caden Johnson

as a Freshman at Ohio State (2011): • Took fourth in the 800m at the OSU-Michigan Dual ... eighth place in the 800m at the Jim Click Shootout • Finished 13th in the 800m at the Big Ten indoor championships (1:53.97) • Ran an 800m season-best time of 1:51.96 at the Akron Invitational, placing fifth • Posted top 3 finishes in the 800m at the PSU National, Buckeye Classic, and OSU-Michigan Dual, highlighted by a runner-up finish against the Wolverines (1:53.87) at Wadsworth High School: • Finished third in the 800m at the 2010 New Balance Outdoor Nationals in a PR of 1:50.42 • First place in the 800m at the Midwest Meet of Champions (1:50.51) • 2010 OHSAA Division I state champion in the 800m (1:51.15); also finished first at both the regional and district meets • Anchored Wadsworth’s state champion 4x800m relay team with a 1:49 spilt Personal: • Parents are Terry and Jane Hiltner • Brother, Max, ran at Akron in 2011 and is currently a volunteer coach on the team

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Jumps 6-4 • 175 • Fr./Fr. Solon, Ohio Solon HS

Mid-Distance 5-9 • 155 • So./So. Wadsworth, Ohio Wadsworth HS/Ohio State

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Personal: • Parents are Ray and Tina Durant • Has four siblings, Kenedy (28), Jordan (14), Mariah (12) and Tyson (10) • Also lettered in soccer and golf at New Brighton HS

Jake Hiltner

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Jumps 5-11 • 175 • Fr./Fr. Akron, Ohio Copley HS/College of the Desert

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Personal: • Mother is Tonya Johnson • Was born in Wheeling, W. Va.

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Bryce Lemon

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Throws 5-9 • 165 • Fr./Fr. New Brighton, Pa. New Brighton HS

Prior to Akron: • Record holder in the javelin (197-06) at New Brighton HS • Finished second at states in the javelin as a senior and eighth as a junior • Two-time conference champion Personal: • Parents are Charles and Carolyn Lemon • Has one brother, Chad (21) • Also lettered in soccer and golf at New Brighton HS

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Marcus Mazzaferri

as a Freshman (2011): • Redshirted Prior to Akron: • Nike All-American and Junior Olympic All-American at Glen Oak High School • Was a two-time All-Ohio honoree and finished state runner-up in the 4x800 as a senior • Set the school and Stark County record in the 4x800 • Ran 1:56 in the 800m and 1:53 (split) in the 4x800 as a senior • Also played soccer for the Golden Eagles • Named a GlenOak and Federal League Scholar Athlete for both soccer and track • Posted a cumulative GPA of 4.085, earning National Honor Society honors and the Plain Township Rotary Youth Leadership Award Personal: • Parents are Mark and Vicki Mazzaferri • Has a twin sister, Emily, who runs at Mount Union University • Also has a younger brother, Tony (14) • Both parents were runners at Walsh University • Intends to major in mechanical engineering

Alex McCune

Jumps 6-2 • 175 • Fr./Fr. Pittsburgh, Pa. North Hills Senior HS

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Middle Distance 5-10 • 135 • Fr./Fr. Canton, Ohio Glenoak HS

Prior to Akron: • Record holder in the javelin (197-06) at New Brighton HS • Finished second at states in the javelin as a senior and eighth as a junior • Two-time conference champion Personal: • Parents are Charles and Carolyn Lemon • Has one brother, Chad (21) • Also lettered in soccer and golf at New Brighton HS

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Bobby Mitman Throws 6-3 • 240 • Fr./Fr. Mansfield, Ohio Ontario HS

Prior to Akron: • Record holder in the shot put (57-11) at Ontario HS • Finished sixth at states in the shot put and seventh in the discus as a senior • Lists a top throw of 167-00 in the discus Personal: • Parents are Bob and Mary Mitman • Has one sister, Penni (21) • Was also a four-year letterwinner on the soccer team at Ontario HS, earning all-district first team honors as a senior

Nick Owens

Sprints 6-1 • 165 • Fr./Fr. Brunswick, Ohio Brunswick HS

Prior to Akron: • Two-time All-Ohio honoree as a junior and senior at Brunswick HS • Finished seven at the state meet in the 400m as a senior with a time of 48.3 ... also placed eighth in the 4x400 Personal: • Parents are Gene and Rosie Owens • Has one sibling, Sean (17) • Also enjoys playing lacrosse


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Jordan Paul

Kyle Walker

Hurdles 5-11 • 160 • Fr./Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio Archbishop Moeller HS

Prior to Akron: • State runner-up and regional outdoor champion in the 110 hurdles at Archbishop Moeller HS in 2011 • Won the Mason-Rod Russell Invitational with a PR time of 13.84 • Broke freshman, JV and varsity records at Moeller in the hurdles • Also ran a top time of 22.2 in the 200m as a senior

Personal: • Parents are Ron and Tami Paul • Has an older sister, Emily (21)

Personal: • Parents are Kevin Walker and Carmin Dodge • Father played for the Cincinnati Bengals in the late 1980s • Has two siblings, Khara (18) and Kendall (17)

Manley Waller

Zack Shull

Prior to Akron: • Record holder in the shot put (58-01.75) • Notched a top throw of 151-11 in the discus as a senior

Personal: • Parents are Manley Waller, Jr., and Gwen Torrence • Has one sister, Emon, and two brothers, Joshua and Alec • His mother was an Olympic gold medalist in the 200m (1992) and two-time winner of the 4x100 relay (1992 and ’96) … she additionally won gold in the 100m at the 1994 Goodwill Games and the ’95 World Championships, while winning the bronze at the 1992 Olympics in the 100m and placing fifth in the event at the ’92 Olympics, and won a silver medal at the ’92 Olympics for the 4x400 relay • His father was an All-American track athlete at University of Georgia

Personal: • Parents are Kevin and Marla Slane

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Throws 6-3 • 326 • Fr./Fr. Marion, Ohio Marion Harding HS

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Casey Slane

Prior to Akron: • Ran the 100m in 10.82 and the 200m in 21.78 at Southwest Dekalb HS • Was a member of the 2007 state championship track team • Also played football, earning a spot on the Dekalb County All-Star team as a senior, getting 58 tackles with two sacks and three interceptions • Voted his team’s “Best Specialist” in his junior year, while recording 54 tackles, 12 rushes for 136 yards and catching 11 passes for 242 yards

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Personal: • Parents are Jeffrey and Jeannie Shull • Has a sister, Casey (20) • Has lived in Germany and spent time in 17 countries overall • Father is a Lt. Col. in the U.S. Air Force

at Akron: • Was a four-year letter-winner on the football team, starting 34 games at cornerback • Finished fifth on the team with 45 tackles, including 30 solos, as a senior in 2011 • Tallied 52 tackles (third on the team) as a junior, adding six tackles for a loss, five pass breakups, two interceptions and one blocked punt

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Prior to Akron: • All-state selection for both the discus and shot put as a senior at Papillian-La Vista South HS • School record-holder in the discus (161-05.00) and indoor shot put (44-04.50) • Recorded a PR of 51-00.50 in the outdoor shot put

Sprints 5-8 • 170 • Sr./Sr. Decatur, Ga. Southwest Dekalb HS

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Throws 6-3 • 210 • Fr./Fr. Columbus, Ohio Papillian-La Vista South (Neb.)

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Prior to Akron: • Earned Eastern District Division I Male Athlete of the Year honors and named to the Eastern District Track and Field All-Star Team • OSBA Southeast Region Outstanging Male Student • Ohio High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award • Recorded highs of 50-04 in the shot put and 161-00 in the discus as a senior at Zanesville High School where he also played football

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Sprints 5-7 • 139 • Fr./Fr. Maple Heights, Ohio Maple Heights HS

Prior to Akron: • Three-time team MVP at Maple Heights HS • School record holder in the 300m and 4x400 relay • Posted a top time of 37.25 in the 300m as a senior • Ran 50.5 in the 400m junior year Personal: • Mother is Michelle Weems

D.J. Williamson

Sprints 6-1 • 170 • Fr./Fr. Warren, Ohio Warren G. Harding HS

Personal: • Mother is Willa Williamson • Has two sisters, Erika (28) and Brittany (24)

John Wodarski

Distance 5-6 • 125 • Fr./Fr. Sylvania, Ohio Sylvania Southview HS

as a Freshman (2011 Cross Country): • Ran 22:12 at the Tommy Evans Invitational (4 mi.) Prior to Akron: • Competed at Sylvania Southview as part of the Northern Lakes League • Was a four time letterwinner in cross country and track and field • Was named team MVP and team captain as a senior... was also captain in his junior season • Was a regional qualifier as a sophomore, junior and senior • Holds a personal best mark of 16:25 • Placed eighth at districts and named all-conference second team as a senior • Led his team to three top three conference finishes and three top-15 district finishes • Also played baseball his freshman year Personal: • Parents are John and Shawna Wodarski • Father ran at Bowling Green State University • Has one sister; Kyrsten (14) • Majoring in exercise science

Bo Zeigler

Throws 6-0 • 250 • Fr./Fr. Bluffton, Ohio Bluffton HS

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Sean Weems

Personal: • Competed in the discus and shot put at Bluffton HS • Recorded a high of 54-11.25 in the shot put as a senior • Also lists 157-00 as a personal high for the discus

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NAME Sarah Baker Carley Ballow Marissa Baranauskas Ariane Beaumont-Courteau Amanda Bennett Alexsandra Bowers Noelle Bradley Lauren Buser Tiffany Caldwell Brittany Cheese Meghan Cherry Rachel Christian Alexis Cooks Aliyah Cotton Julia D’Agostino KaLonna Davis Jessica Delic Chelsey Detwiler Megan Dornisch Irene Frangos Valerie Fraizer (Wert) Brittany Funk Amirah Harbour Brandy Kelley Briana Krieger Katherine Lee Claire Lucas Maria Moore Britt Reid Jillian Roth Cassie Schenck Shauniece Steele Emily Suciu Gabriela Szkolnicka Iyisha Weaver Kayla Whitlow Morgan Willis Skyler Willis Alexandra Wood Melonie Wright

EVENT Distance Throws Distance Pole Vault Jumps Distance Sprints Distance Sprints Multis Sprints Sprints Throws Throws Sprints Jumps Throws Pole Vault Throws Distance Throws Throws Sprints High Jump Pole Vault Jumps Pole Vault Distance Jumps Distance Distance Sprints Throws Jumps Jumps Distance Distance Multis Pole Vault Sprints

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INDOOR OUTDOOR Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. – Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. – Sr. So. So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So.

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

HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL Mount Vernon, Ohio/Mt. Vernon HS Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick HS Perry, Ohio/Perry HS Montreal, Quebec/College Jean-Eudes Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge HS Burton, Ohio/Berkshire HS Taylor, Mich./Harry S. Truman HS Green, Ohio/Green HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills HS Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson HS Trotwood, Ohio/Dunbar HS Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto HS Colorado Springs, Colo./Doherty HS South Euclid, Ohio/Maple Heights Senior HS Broadview Heights, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS Toledo, Ohio/E.L. Howsher HS Cresson, Pa./Penn Cambria HS Dalton, Ohio/Dalton HS St. Mary’s, Pa./Elk County Catholic HS Hudson, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Lexington, Ohio/Lexington HS Jeromesville, Ohio/Hillsdale HS Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood HS Doylestown, Ohio/Chippewa HS North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton HS Alexandria, Va./West Potomac HS Sagamore Hills, Ohio/Trinity HS Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Woodridge HS Twinsburg, Ohio/Twinsburg HS North Canton, Ohio/Hoover HS Mantua, Ohio/Crestwood HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Walnut Hills HS Zanesville, Ohio/Zanesville HS Zgorzelec, Poland/Liceum Ogólnokształcące Philadelphia, Pa./Paul Robeson HS Euclid, Ohio/Euclid HS Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Woodridge HS Cincinnati, Ohio/Withrow University HS Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington HS Fredericksburg, Va./Riverbend HS


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Carley Ballow Throws 5-7 • Fr./So. Brunswick, Ohio Brunswick HS

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Hammer 158-11 MAC Championships May 12, 2011

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 1,500m 4:59.60 Campbell/Wright Open May 6, 2011 3,000m 10:25.03 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 2, 2011 5,000m 18:03.67 Duke Invitational Apr. 8, 2011 10,000m 37:53.23 All-Ohio Championships Apr. 15, 2011

as a Freshman (2010 Cross Country): • Ran 23:23.57 at the Great Lakes Regional Championship

as a Freshman (2011 Track): • MAC Indoor pole vault champion (13-03.50) and All-MAC First Team honoree • Named team’s Top Newcomer for the 2011 Indoor season • Finished the indoor season ranked 35th in the nation (13-05.25) • Recorded a PR at the National Pole Vault Championship, clearing 1305.25 • Placed fifth (13-02.25) at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet • Won the pole vault competition at the Akron Invitational with a clearance of 13-04.25 • Scored at the All-Ohio Indoor Championships with a second-place finish (13-01.75) • Cleared 13-00.25 at the LSU Relays to post an outdoor PR and qualify for the NCAA East Regionals where she placed 18th (12-07.50) • Tied for fourth at the MAC Outdoors after clearing 12-03.50

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vaule 13-00.25 LSU Relays Mar. 26, 2011 Prior to Akron: • Holds the Canadian U-19 pole vault record with a clearance of 4.17 meters (13-08.25) • Also ran the 100-meter hurdles (14.31) and competed in the heptathlon (4,651) and long jump (18-03.00) at College Jean-Eudes. Personal: • Parents are Ambroise Courteau and Louise Beaumont • Has two siblings; Maxime (23) and Sandrine (13) • Father competes in the USA Track and Field Masters Division • Mother was a member of the Canadian handball team that finished sixth in the 1976 Summer Olympic Games • Both her brother and sister are pole vaulters • Native language is French • Started pole vaulting at age 5

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• 2011 MAC Indoor Pole Vault Champion • Named team’s Top Newcomer for the 2011 Indoor season

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vaule 13-05.25 Nat’l Pole Vault Summit Jan. 29, 2011

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as a Freshman (2011 Track): • Competed in six outdoor meets • Placed seventh in the 5000m at the Duke Invitational with a time of 18:03.67, which was the Zips’ second-fastest mark of the season

Prior to Akron: • Was named All-Ohio, Academic All-Ohio, First Team All-Chagrin Valley Conference and MVP and team captain as a senior • Was Academic All-Ohio honoree, a First Team All-Conference selection and league MVP as a junior • Led Perry High School to a fifth-place finish at the state meet as a junior and a fourth-place finish as a senior • Placed 14th as an individual at the state meet as a senior • Holds a 5K time of 19:29, 1,600m mark of 5:24, 3,200m time of 11:38 and 800m time of 2:25

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Distance 5-2 • Fr./So. Perry, Ohio Perry HS

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Marissa Baranauskas

Personal: • Parents are Bruce and Tiffany Ballow

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as a Freshman (2011): • Competed in five outdoor events • Recorded her best throw of the season with a mark of 158-11 in the hammer at the MAC Outdoor Championships • Finished third in the hammer with a toss of 158-09 at the Campbell/ Wright Invitational

Prior to Akron: • Helped lead Brunswick High School to a conference championship as a freshman • Recorded PRs in a host of events as a senior, including ploe vault (1006.00), 100 hurdles (15.7), discus (121-02) and weight throw (43-0)


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Alexsandra Bowers

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Mile 5:14.60 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 3,000m 10:34.81 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 5,000m 18:33.54 All-Ohio Championships Jan. 21, 2011

• Named cross country team’s MVP in 2011

as a Sophomore (2011 Cross Country): • Team MVP • Finished each race as one of Akron’s top three runners • Was the Zips’ top finisher at the Penn State National (finishing the 6k in 23:42) and the Great Lakes Regional Championship (22:31.0) • Placed fifth overall at the Tommy Evans Invitational with a 5k time of 19:25

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 2:26.46 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 2, 2011 1,500m 5:05.86 Campbell/Wright Open May 7, 2011 Steeplechase 11:48.83 MAC Championships May 14, 2011 5,000m 19:06.22 Duke Invitational Apr. 8, 2011

as a Freshman (2011 Track): • Competed in five indoor meets • Finished seventh in the mile at the Zips Invitational (5:14.60) as a Freshman (2010 Cross Country): • Was the Zips’ third runner at the Tommy Evans Invitational with a 5k time of 19:18 • Was the fifth Akron runner to cross the line at the Penn State National with a 6k time of 23:08 • Also was UA’s fifth runner at the MAC Championships with a time of 23:03.1 Prior to Akron: • Three-time First Team All-Chagrin Valley Conference honoree at Berkshire High School • Was named academic All-Ohio as a sophomore, junior and senior • Is a four time All-CVC MVP • As a senior recorded the highest ever finish in a state meet with a third place finish • Holds two high school records in the 1,600m (5:12) and 3,200m (11:26) • Holds six top-five finishes in cross country meets

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Noelle Bradley Sprints 5-3 • Jr./Jr. Taylor, Mich. Harry S. Truman HS

Bradley’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 60m 7.87 MAC Championships Feb. 25, 2011 200m 26.30 Akron Opener Jan. 8, 2010 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 100m 12.58 Jesse Owens Classic Apr. 10, 2010 200m 25.93 NE Ohio Quad Apr. 9, 2010

as a Sophomore (2011): • Competed in six outdoor meets • Crossed the line in 12.72 in the 100m at the MAC Outdoor Championships • Ran 7.87 in the 60m at the MAC Indoor Championships • Finished fourth in the 60m at the Zips Invitational with a time of 7.93 as a Freshman (2010): • Member of the 4x100 relay team that placed seventh at the MAC Outdoor Championships (May 13) with a time of 47.24 • Made her collegiate debut in the 60m (7.97), 200m (26.30) and 4x400 (4:12.45) at the Akron Opener (Jan. 8)

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• Bettered her mark in the 60m (7.89) at the Zips Invitational (Feb. 9) • Posted top outdoor times of 12.58 in the 100m (Apr. 30) and 25.93 in the 200m (Apr. 9) Prior to Akron: • Won the 100m, 200m and long jump at the News-Herald Track & Field Championships • Placed fifth in the 100m and 20th in the long jump at the 2009 MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division I


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Brittany Cheese

• 2011 All-MAC Outdoor Second Team honoree • Invited to USA Junior Outdoor Championships in 2010 • Named team’s Top Outdoor Newcomer in 2010

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 100mH 13.93 Campbell/Wright Open May 7, 2011 200m 25.39 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 9, 2010 High Jump 5-06.00 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 9, 2010 Long Jump 19-06.00 MAC Championships May 14, 2011 Shot Put 38-01.25 Texas Relays Apr. 1, 2010

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Prior to Akron: • State champion as a senior in the 100m hurdles (14.20 - a school record), placing fourth at the Midwest Meet of Champions in the event • Also earned All-State in the long jump, placing sixth at the state meet (17-11) • Was state indoor champion in the 60m hurdles with her time of 8.88 ranking 34th nationally • Was region champion in the 300m hurdles with her time of 43.28 (a school record) ranking 40th nationally • Was also region champion in the 300 hurdles, adding district 100m and 300 hurdle titles • Was conference champion in the 100, 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles • As a junior, was region champion in the 100m hurdles and reached the state semifinal in the event • Was also conference champion in the 100m hurdles • As a sophomore, was state runner-up in the 100m hurdles (14.44) as well as region champion (14.28) • Placed ninth in the state meet in the long jump (17-10.25)

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as a Freshman (2010): • Invited to USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships where she placed 20th in the heptathlon • Posted an NCAA provisional point total of 3,731 (fourth on UA all-time list) in the pentathlon at the Akron Invitational • During the pentathlon at the MAC Indoors, ran the 60m hurdles in 8.65 which was as the third-best effort in UA history • Scored at the MAC Indoor Championships in the long jump (5th; 1902.75) and 60m hurdles (7th; 8.76) • Recorded the Zips’ top mark of the outdoor season in the 100m hurdles with a winning time of 14.10 at the NE Ohio Invitational • Won the outdoor long jump at the All-Ohio Championships with a leap of 19-00.00 • Also Ran the third leg of the 4x100 relay team that placed second (47.33) at the All-Ohio Championships • Posted the third-best mark of the season in the outdoor high jump (5-06.00)

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• Was conference champion in the 100 and reached the state semifinals in the 100 and 200 • As a freshman, earned All-State in the 100m hurdles, placing seventh • Four-time Honor Roll selection and two-time team MVP • Also set school record for steals in basketball (179) • Earned a total of 10 varsity letters, also playing soccer • Was All-Ohio in soccer, scoring 42 goals in her career

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as a Sophomore (2011): • All-MAC Outdoor Second Team honoree in the long jump after logging a PR mark of 19-06.00 at the league championships • Her jump was the fourth-best mark in UA outdoor history • Also set a personal record in the 100m hurdles, running 13.93 at the Campbell/Wright Open • Scored in the pentathlon and the 60m hurdles at the MAC Indoor Championships • Finished third in the pentathlon with 3,638 points and fifth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.66 • Was a three-time winner at the Kent Duals, claiming first place in the 60m hurdles (8.91), long jump (18-9.25) and high jump (5-05.00) • Won the high jump at the Akron Opener with a clearance of 5-05.00 • Was also a double-winner at the Zips Invitational with first-place finishes in the 60 hurdles (8.75) and the long jump (19-07.00) • Captured first place in the long jump at the Akron Invitational (1905.25) while placing fourth in the pentathlon (3,625) • Was the winner in the long jump at the Penn State National with a leap of 19-02.00 • Also scored in the 60 hurdles (8.76) and the high jump (5-01.25)

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pentathlon 3,731 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2010 60mH 8.65 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2010 200m 26.39 Kent Dual Jan. 22, 2010 800m 2:34.89 Akron Invitational Feb. 12, 2010 High Jump 5-06.00 Zips Open Feb. 19, 2010 Long Jump 19-07.00 Zips Inviational Feb. 18, 2011 Shot Put 38-01.25 Akron Invitational Feb. 11, 2011

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Multis 5-7 • Jr./Jr. Hilliard, Ohio Hilliard Davidson HS


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Throws 5-7 • So./So. South Euclid, Ohio Maple Heights Senior HS

as a Freshman (2011): • Recorded the Zips’ top three marks in the shot put during the outdoor season, including a high of 42-04.25 at the All-Ohio Championships • Also logged UA’s second-farthest toss in the discus, going 145-06 at the Campbell/Wright Open • Scored in the indoor shot put at the Kent Dual, placing third with a throw of 43-00.50 • Also scored at the Akron Opener with a fourth-place finish (42-02.00) • Finished third at the Zips Invitational (41-00.50)

Chelsey Detwiler Pole Vault 5-6 • Jr./Jr. Dalton, Ohio Dalton HS

as a Redshirt Sophomore (2011): • Competed in four indoor and five outdoor meets • Finished fifth in the pole vault (11-09.25) at the LSU Tiger Relays • Placed fifth at the Kent Dual with a clearance of 11-08.00 as a Sophomore (2010): • Redshirted as a Freshman (2009): • Had a personal record vault of 11-9.75 at the Zips Invitational • Placed 10th at the MAC Indoor Championships (11-7.75) and 10th at the MAC Outdoors (11-7.75)

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Cotton’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Shot Put 43-00.50 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Shot Put 42-04.25 All-Ohio Apr. 16, 2011 Discus 145-06 Campbell/Wright Open May 7, 2011 Prior to Akron: • Was a two-time distict and All-Lake Erie League champion at Maple Heights High School • Holds the school’s record for the discus (131-00) • Recorded a high of 39-00 in the shot put Personal: • Parents are David Cotton and Celeste Lee • Has four siblings, Sierra Lee (20); David Day (20); Jewell Cotton (9); and Andrew Cotton (8) • Is the first Division I collegiate athlete in the family • Enjoys singing, playing drums and dancing

Detwiler’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 11-09.75 Zips Open Feb. 20, 2009 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 11-09.25 LSU Relays Mar. 26, 2011

Prior to Akron: • Placed third at the 2007 AAU Junior Olympics Nationals (held in Knoxville, Tenn.), clearing 11-0 • Set school, conference and area record for the pole vault (11-9) at Dalton High School • Also set championship meet record in the pole vault a the Wayne County Athletic League Meet (11-4), Norwayne District (11-3) and Fairless Regional (11-9) • Was a two-time Ohio Division III runner-up, clearing 11-8 in 2008 and 11-4 in 2007 • Added a third-place finish at the state championships as a sophomore (10-9) and ninth-place finish as a freshman (10-0) • Was a four-time regional, district and conference pole vault champion. Also a four-time Daily Record first team All-Area selection • Six-year member of the Dalton YMCA gymnastics team and lettered two years at Dalton HS in basketball


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Valerie Frazier (Wert) Throws 6-1 • Sr./– Lexington, Ohio Lexington HS

Frazier’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Weight Throw 64-09.75 MAC Championships Feb. 28, 2009

as a Freshman (2007): • Redshirted • Earned Akron’s Scholar Baller honor for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year Prior to Akron: • Established a school record and personal record of 139-7 in the discus • Best performance in the shot put in high school was 41-4.75 • Also participated in volleyball, basketball and softball Personal: • Parents are Todd and Marilyn Wert • Majoring in art education

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as a Redshirt Freshman (2008): • Did not compete during the indoor season due to injury • Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the hammer and the discus ... Placed 18th in the discus (153-8) and was 33rd in the hammer (162-10) • Earned second team All-MAC Outdoor honors in the discus, finishing runner-up to teammate Stevi Large with a throw of 169-11, which ranks second on the UA all-time list … Also scored in the hammer, placing third with a throw of 181-3

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as a Sophomore (2009): • Participated in the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships … Placed 17th in the weight throw at the NCAA Indoors (56-6) … Placed 19th in the hammer at the NCAA Outdoors (182-06) • Named NCAA All-Mideast Region, placing sixth at the regional in the hammer (197-03) … Also qualified for the regional in the discus, thanks to a throw of 167-08 at the Campbell/Wright Invitational, but only participated in the hammer • Earned second team All-MAC outdoor honors, placing runner-up to teammate Stevi Large in the hammer with a throw of 198-02, which ranks second on the UA all-time list … Also scored in the discus, finishing eighth, with a throw of 148-09 • Placed fourth at the MAC Indoor in the weight throw with a mark of 64-09.75, which qualified her for the NCAA Indoors and ranks second on the UA all-time list • Earned Academic All-MAC for the indoor and outdoor seasons thanks to her 3.77 GPA in art education

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as a Junior (2010): • Advanced to the NCAA Championships in both the discus and hammer events • Earned All-American status in the hammer with a sixth-place finish • Placed 14th in the discus with a throw of 159-05 • All-MAC First Team honoree was also the MAC Outdoor recipient of the Most Outstanding Female Field Performance after sweeping the hammer (192-07) and discus (176-06) events at the league championships • Earned second team All-MAC Indoor, finishing runner-up in the weight throw at the MAC Indoor Championships (61-02.75) • Won the weight throw in each of the first three meets of 2010 … Started the year with an effort of 64-02.25 at the Akron Opener, a mark which eclipsed was an NCAA provisional standard … Also won the Akron Quad (59-07.50) and the UA-KSU Dual meet (61-04.25)

• Won the discus at the Northeast Ohio Quad with a throw of 156-4 • Named Outdoor Academic All-MAC with her 3.77 GPA in art education • Also named to the USTFCCA All-Academic squad • Earned Akron’s Scholar Baller honor for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year, getting Dean’s List recognition in the fall and spring semesters

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as a Senior (2011): • Named All-America Honoable Mention after advancing to the NCAA Championships for the discus for the second straight year ... placed 19th in the event with a throw of 163-03 • Silver medalist in the discus at the MAC Outdoor Championships after recording the third-best mark in school history with a throw of 175-09 • Also finished third in the hammer with a throw of 193-10, which represented her strongest throw of the outdoor season • Academic All-MAC Team honoree • Competed in six indoor meets, highlighted by a third-place finish in the weight throw at the MAC Championships (59-05.00) • Won the weight throw in each of the Zips’ first three meets of the indoor season • Took second at the Penn State National with her best throw of the season (64-03.75)

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Discus 176-06.00 MAC Championships May 15, 2010 Hammer 198-02.00 MAC Championships May 15, 2009

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• 2010 All-American in the hammer • Earned All-America Outdoor Honorable Mention honors in 2011 • Two-time MAC Champion


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Throws 5-10 • Fr./So. Jeromesville, Ohio Hillsdale HS

• Named team’s Top Newcomer for the 2011 Outdoor season • Competed at the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Championships

as a Freshman (2011): • Invited to the USA Junior Championships where she placed fifth in the hammer with a throw of 159-05 • Placed 43rd in the hammer at the NCAA East Regionals with a throw of 165-01 • Finished fifth in the hammer throw (182-04) at the MAC Outdoor Championships • Also placed 15th in the shot put (38-05.00) and 16th in the discus (13801) at the league championships • Competed in nine meets during the outdoor season in all • Recorded the Zips’ third-best throw of the season in the shot put (4010.50) at the LSU Relays

Amirah Harbour Sprints 5-10 • So./Fr. Cleveland, Ohio Collinwood HS

Funk’s Personal Records OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Shot Put 40-10.50 LSU Relays Mar. 25, 2011 Discus 138-01 MAC Championships May 14, 2011 Hammer 182-04.00 MAC Championships May 12, 2011 Prior to Akron: • Two-time state qualifier at Hillsdale High School • Placed sixth at the Ohio state high school championships in the discus (142-11) and shot put (42-05.00) as a senior • Placed sixth at the state championships in the shot put (39-06.75) as a junior • School record holder in the shot put (42-05.00) • Lettered four years for the basketball team and was an all-state honoree • Holds two basketball school records, including most points in one game (35) and career rebounds (881) Personal: • Parents are Mark Funk and Sandy Stimpert • Has four siblings; Dean (20), Kristi (19), Taylor (17) and Colton (13) • Shows draft horses

Harbour’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 200m 27.32 Zips Invitational Feb. 18, 2011 400m 1:03.88 Akron Opener Jan. 7, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 200m 27.04 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 2, 2011 400m 1:01.18 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 2, 2011

as a Freshman (2011): • Competed in four indoor and one outdoor meets • Relay teams finished second in the indoor 4x200 (1:44.84) and 4x400 • Ran 27.32 in the 200m at the Zips Invitational (3:59.29) at the 2010 state championships • Also ran in the 200m (27.04) and the 400m (1:01.18) at the Northeast • Also qualified for the indoor state championship in the high jump Ohio Invitational (4-08.00) Prior to Akron: • Placed sixth in the 400m (59.62) at the state indoor championship as a senior at Collinwood High School • Member of the state champion 4x200 (1:39.76) outdoor relay team in 2010; also placed second in the 4x100 (48.25) and the 4x400 (3:54.59)

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Prior to Akron: • Parents are Derrek Harbour and Toni Pye • Father was the state champion in high school in multiple events • Enjoys modeling, dancing and performing • Has three siblings


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Katherine Lee

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 13-07.00 Va. Tech Last Chance Mar. 5, 2011 Long Jump 19-02.00 MAC Championships Feb. 27, 2010 Triple Jump 35-08.75 Kent Dual Jan. 22, 2010

• 2011 All-America Second Team honoree • Named team’s Most Improved for the 2011 Outdoor season

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Prior to Akron: • Placed second in the long jump (18-10.50) at the Virginia AAA indoor state championships as a senior at West Potomac HS • Also placed fifth in the triple jump (37-6) and 11th in the pole vault (10-0). During the Virginia AAA outdoor championships, was 11th in the long jump (17-3.25), 11th in the 300m hurdles (46.18) and 25th in the triple jump (34-3.75) • Named Washington Post 2008 All-Met honorable mention for indoor and outdoor seasons

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as a Sophomore (2010): • Posted an NCAA provisional height of 13-01.50 (ranked fourth on Akron all-time list) in the pole vault at the Akron Quad • Scored at the MAC Indoor Championships; placing sixth in the long jump with a leap of 19-02.00 (also fourth on the Akron all-time list) • Finished second in the pole vault at the Texas Relays, clearing 12-11.75 • Scored at the MAC Outdoor Championships with a fourth-place finish in the pole vault, clearing 12-04.75 • Competed in the NCAA East Preliminaries ... placed 30th in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-09.75 • Recorded the Zips’ third-best mark of the outdoor season in the long jump; leaping 19-04.00 at the Triton Invitational

as a Freshman (2009): • Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the pole vault, clearing 12-7.50 at the MAC Outdoor Championships • Cleared a personal-record 12-10 at the NCAA Mideast Regional, placing 12th and ranking fifth on the UA all-time list • Missed out on All-MAC honors at the MAC Outdoor Championships, placing third and clearing 12-7.50 - the same height as second place but being relegated to third on previous misses • Also placed third in the long jump (19-3.50), adding a 13th-place finish in the triple jump (37-1.25) • Her mark in the long jump at the MAC Outdoors ranks third on the UA all-time list, while her triple jump mark ranks fifth • Also just missed All-MAC honors at the MAC Indoors, placing third and clearing 12-7.50 - the same height as the winner and runner-up but was relegated to third based on previous misses • The height of 12-7.50 ranks fifth on the UA all-time list • Also scored in the long jump as she placed fifth with a leap of 1810.50, also fifth on the UA all-time list • Named team’s Newcomer of the Year

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as a Junior (2011): • Earned All-America Second Team honors after placing 15th in the pole vault (13-01.50) at the NCAA Championships • Matched that same clearance to qualify, tying five others for the top mark at the NCAA East Regionals • Named to the Academic All-MAC Team after posting a GPA of 3.765 as a dietetics major • Recorded the 23rd-best mark in the nation during the outdoor season, clearing 13-07.25 at the UCSD Triton Invitational • Finished third in the pole vault at the MAC Outdoor Championships (12-08.00) • Scored in the pole vault at the MAC Indoor Championships, placing fourth with a clearance of 12-11.50 • Recorded a PR at the Virginia Tech Last Chance Meet, clearing 1307.00 to finish the season ranked 25th in the nation • Cleared 13-05.25 at the National Pole Vault Summit • Finished third in the pole vault at the Akron Invitational (13-00.25) and second (12-11.75) at the Zips Invitational

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 13-07.25 Triton Invitational Apr. 23, 2011 Long Jump 19-04.00 Triton Invitational Apr. 23, 2010 Triple Jump 37-01.25 MAC Championships May 14, 2009

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Jumps 5-2 • Sr./Sr. Alexandria, Va. West Potomac HS

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Distance 5-5 • –/Sr. Mantua, Ohio Crestwood HS

• Four-time MAC Champion • School record-holder in the Steeplechase • Advanced to the NCAA Outdoor prelims in 2011

as a Redshirt Junior (2011 Track): • MAC Champion in the indoor mile (4:50.20) and the 3000m steeplechase (10:24.48) to earn All-MAC First Team honors • Broke her own school record in the 3k steeplechase three times during the outdoor season • Set the current standard by finishing in 10:17.80 at the NCAA East Preliminaries • Accounted for 15 points at the MAC Outdoor Championships in all with a fourth-place finish in the 1,500-meters (4:35.04) • Named to All-MAC Academic Team with a 3.475 GPA as an international business major • Won the outdoor 800m at the Campbell/Wright Open with a time of 2:16.03 • Was a two-time winner at the Northeast Ohio Quad, finishing first in the 800m (2:17.97) and the 1500m (4:39.34) • Won the MAC Indoor Championship in the mile with a PR time of 4:50.20 • Her winning mark represented the second-fastest time in school history • Won the 800m (2:14.41) and finished second in the mile (4:56.90) at the Kent Dual • Finished first in the mile (4:51.93) at the Akron Invitational and at the Zips Invitational (4:52.33) • Also posted the Zips’ third-best time of the indoor season in the 800m (2:18.49) as a Junior (2010 Track): • Redshirted as a Junior (2009 Cross Country): • Ran in all six meets and was the Zips’ second-highest finisher five times • Turned in a 17th-place finish at the MAC Championships (23:08.1) and 46th-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (22:12.70) • Placed sixth at the Tommy Evans Invitational and seventh at the Buffalo Stampede • Team captain as a Sophomore (2009 Track): • Earned NCAA All-Mideast Region honors, placing eighth in the steeplechase at the Regional Championship with a time of 10:46.81 • Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the steeplechase thanks to her school-record time of 10:31.81 at the Jesse Owens Classic • Garnered second All-MAC honors for the outdoor season ... Was MAC runner-up in both the steeplechase (10:52.98) and 5,000m (17:18.79) • Voted Academic All-MAC for the outdoor season (3.462 PGA in business) ... Added honorable mention honors for the indoor season • Won the 3,000m (10:06.10) at the Northeast Ohio Quad and won the “B” Section of the 5,000m (17:36.80) at the Duke Invitational • Won the indoor mile at the Penn State National (open division) with a time of 5:00.89 ... Placed 10th at the MAC Indoor in the 3k (10:11.48)

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Schenck’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 2:14.41 Kent Dual Jan. 14, 2011 Mile 4:50.20 MAC Championships Feb. 25, 2011 3,000m 9:45.90 Penn State National Jan. 29, 2011 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 2:28.17 NE Ohio Quad Apr. 11, 2008 1,500m 4:40.86 Campbell/Wright Open May 8, 2009 3,000m 10:06.10 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 10, 2009 Steeplechase 10:17.80* NCAA East Prelims May 27, 2011 5,000m 17:18.79 MAC Championships May 14, 2009 * school record

as a Sophomore (2008 Cross Country): • Earned second team cross country All-MAC honors, placing 11th at the league championships (17:36) • Was among UA’s top three finishers six of seven meets. Placed third at the Tommy Evans Invitational (18:57), was eighth at the Buffalo Stampede (18:51) and 35th at the All-Ohio Championships (19:17). Posted a 46th-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (22:25), helping the Zips place eighth in the 34-team field • Voted Academic All-MAC for cross country with her 3.61 GPA in biology as a Freshman (2008 Track): • MAC Steeplechase Champion, turning in a time of 10:52.40, which qualified her for the NCAA Mideast Regional an is the third-best time in the event in UA history • Posted a time of 11:09.31 to place 13th in the steeplechase at the NCAA Mideast Regional • Also won the steeplechase at the Florida Relays (11:10.60) and the All Ohio Championships (11:08.32) • Named Akron’s Indoor Track & Field Newcomer of the Year as a Freshman (2007 Cross Country): • Earned first team cross country All-MAC honors as she was Akron’s top finisher at the league championship ... Crossed the finish line fourth (17:49.00) • Turned in a top 23 finish at the All-Ohio Championships, placing 23rd (19:24) as the Zips placed third of 43 teams • Named Akron’s Female Cross Country Newcomer of the Year • Earned Akron’s Scholar Baller honor for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year, earning Dean’s List recognition in both the fall and spring semesters • Also named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team for her 3.61 GPA in business her first year at the University Prior to Akron: • Division II State runner-up in cross country as a senior at Crestwood High School • Placed third at the state cross country meet junior year. Also competed at the Nike Footlocker National Regional, placing 12th • Division II State champion in the 1600 meter and 3200 meter runs as a senior. Also state runner-up in the 800 meter run and fifth in the 4x800 relay • As a junior, led Crestwood to a Division II team track title as she was state runner-up in the 1600 and 3200 and member of the state champion 4x800 relay • Added fourth-place finishes in the state as a freshman and sophomore in the 1600 • Also played soccer being her team’s Offensive MVP


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Shauniece Steele Sprints 5-4 • So./So. Cincinnati, Ohio Walnut Hills HS

Steele’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 200m 25.12 Akron Opener Jan. 7, 2011 400m 56.71 MAC Championships Feb. 25, 2011

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Emily Suciu

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Hammer 141-09 NE Ohio Quad Apr. 1, 2011

Personal: • Parents are David and Nancy Suciu • Has two younger brothers, Jeffrey (17) and Bradley (17)

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as a Freshman (2011): • Competed in three meets during the outdoor season • Recorded a mark of 141-09 in the hammer at the NE Ohio Quad

• Two-time academic All-Ohio honoree • Named Ohio School Board Association Southeast Region Outstanding Female Student Athlete • Also named to the Eastern District Track and Field All-Star Team • Recorded highs of 41-11.75 in the shot put as a senior and 125-06.00 in the discus as a junior at Zanesville High School

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Throws 5-9 • Fr./So. Zanesville, Ohio Zanesville HS

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Personal: • Parents are Brent Steele and Evette Grayson • Has one brother, Michael (11) • Plays three instruments; alto sax, clarinet and flute • Enjoys watching Dora the Explorer • Went to the same high school as Olympic medalist Mary Wineberg

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Prior to Akron: • Four-time high school All-American at Walnut Hills High School • Ohio state champion and two-time Fort Ancient Valley Conference Runner of the Year • Owner of five school records, including the 55m (7.34); 60m (7.76);

100m (11.90); 200m – indoor (25.20); 200m - outdoor (24.40) • A member of the national champion 800m sprint medley team with a time of 1:44.10, which was the second-fastest time in Ohio history • Also part of a unit that won Ohio state championships in the 4x100 (47.7), 4x200 (1:38.60) and 4x400 (3:45.89); all three times were school records • Named Greater Cincinnati Sports Woman of the Year as a sophomore • Four-time national qualifier; three times as an individual • Also lettered three years for the volleyball team

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as a Freshman (2011): • Scored in the 400m at the MAC Indoor Championships, placing sixth with a time of 56.71 • Nearly made the cut in the qualifying round of the 200m with a time of 25.32 • Won the 200m at the Zips Invitational, crossing the finish line in 25.21 • Captured first place in the 400m at the Kent Duals with a winning time of 57.07 • Scored in the 200m (6th; 25.40) and the 400m (8th; 57.27) at the AllOhio Indoor Championships • Also competed in seven outdoor meets • Won the 400m at the Northeast Ohio Quad with a time of 57.44 • Finished fourth in the 200m at the Duke Invitational with a time of 24.86

OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 100m 12.23 Campbell/Wright Open May 7, 2011 200m 24.86 Duke Invitational Apr. 9, 2011 400m 58.06 Duke Invitational Apr. 9, 2011

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Kayla Whitlow

• Named cross country team’s Most Improved in 2011

as a Sophomore (2011 Cross Country): • Winner of team’s Most Improved award • Competed in all six meets • Was the Zips’ top finisher (33rd overall) at the MAC Championships with a time of 22:21.6 (6k) • Finished sixth overall at the Tommy Evans Invitational, crossing the line in 19:26 (5k) • Was the team’s second runner at the Great Lakes Regional with a mark of 22:39.2 (6k) as a Freshman (2011): • Ran the Zips’ third-fastest time of the outdoor season in the 800m with a mark of 2:18.46 at the Ashland Alumni Open

Alexandra Wood Pole Vault 5-6 • Jr./Jr. Worthington, Ohio Thomas Worthington HS

• Named team’s Top Newcomer for the 2010 Indoor season

Whitlow’s Personal Records OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 800m 2:18.46 Ashland Alumni Open Apr. 29, 2011 1,500m 4:56.29 Duke Invitational Apr. 8, 2011

• Also ran the lead leg of the 4x800 relay team that placed third at the LSU Tiger Relays with a time of 9:16.14 • Competed in the 1500m at the Duke Invitational (4:45.29) • Did not compete during the indoor season Prior to Akron: • Did not start running until her junior year at Euclid High School • Was the district champion in the 4X800m relay, 1600m, 800m and 4X400m • Was the regional champion in the 1600m • Placed fifth in the 1600m at the state meet • Was named the Plain Dealer Athlete of the Week, McDonalds Athlete of the Week and the recipient of the Wendy’s Heisman award as a senior at Euclid High School • Also played basketball and was a team captain

Wood’s Personal Records INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 12-05.50 Akron Invitational Feb. 13, 2010 OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date Pole Vault 12-01.50 Jesse Owens Classic Apr. 30, 2010

Prior to Akron: • As a senior, placed second at the Ohio State Championships, clearing 12-4 in the pole vault • Went 11-3 to place fifth at the Midwest Meet of Champions ... Was regional (11-9) and district (11-6) champion • Cleared 11-0 to win the Ohio Indoor State Championship. • Placed 10th at the 2008 Ohio State Championship (11-0) ... Qualified for state by winning her region and conference, while placing runneras a Freshman (2010): up at district • Competed in six meets during the outdoor season ... posted a PR of • Was seventh in the pole vault as a junior at the Ohio Indoor State 12-01.50 at the Jesse Owens Classic Championships • Scored at the MAC Indoor Championships in the pole vault, placing • Named Academic All-Ohio fifth with a clearance of 11-11.75 • Cleared an indoor season-best 12-05.50 at the Akron Invitational as a Sophomore (2011): • Scored in the pole vault at the MAC Indoor Championships with an eight-place finish (11-11.75) • Placed fourth at the Akron Opener with a vault of 11-07.75 • Competed in seven outdoor meets, highlighted by a sixth-place finish and clearance of 11-09.25 at the LSU Tiger Relays

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Melonie Wright Sprints 5-7 • Jr./So. Fredericksburg, Va. Riverbend HS

INDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 200m 25.90 All-Ohio Jan. 22, 2011 400m 58.63 All-Ohio Jan. 22, 2011

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Prior to Akron: • As a senior, placed 17th in the 400m (57.90) and 20th (34-5.75) in the triple jump at the Virginia AAA State Championships ...Was on the 11th-place 4x100 and 13th-place 4x400 relays as well • As a senior, was on the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams that placed 12th and 14th at the Virginia Indoor Championships • A two-time Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star All-Area team selection • At the 2008 Virginia AAA State Championships, placed 26th in the 400 (60.22) • As a junior, won the 400 (57.78) and 200 (25.57), placed third in the triple jump (33-10) and placed fourth in the long jump at the Commonwealth District championships

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as a Freshman (2010): • Recorded the Zips’ top times in the 400 for both the indoor and outdoor seasons • Ran 58.63 at the All-Ohio Championships and 58.25 at the Jesse Owens Classic • Ran the third leg of the Zips’ top 4x400 relay team of the indoor season ... posted a time of 4:00.10 at the Akron Invitational • Also a member of the Zips’ 4x200 relay team (1:42.72) that competed at the LSU Tiger Relays

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as a Sophomore (2011): • Ran 58.63 in the 400m at the All-Ohio Indoor Championships, which was the Zips’ fifth-fastest time of the indoor season • Scored in the 400m in the Akron Opener with a seventh-place finish (59.18) • Also scored in the 400m at the Kent Duals, finishing fourth with a time of 59.87 • Ran the lead leg of the 4x400 relay team that posted the fastest time of the indoor season at the Kent Duals (3:57.60) • Did not compete during the outdoor season

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OUTDOOR Event Mark Meet Date 200m 25.68 NE Ohio Invitational Apr. 9, 2010 400m 58.25 Jesse Owens Classic Apr. 30, 2010

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Sarah Baker

Distance 5-4 • Fr./Fr. Mt. Vernon, Ohio Mt. Vernon HS

as a Sophomore (2011 Cross Country): • Competed in all six meets • Posted a 5k time of 19:56.77 at the All-Ohio Championships as a Freshman (2010 Cross Country): • Finished fifth in the 5k at the Buffalo Stampede with a time of 19:14 • Was the Zips’ fourth runner at the MAC Championships with a time of 22:56.2 in the 6k Prior to Akron: • Four-time cross country MVP • Represented Ohio at the Mideast High School Championship as a senior • 2009 and 2010 district champion and state qualifier in the 3200 • Also was a 2009 indoor state qualifier • Holds three school records at Mt. Vernon High School • Ran the 800m in 2:21, 1600m in 5:23 and 2-mile event in 11:18 as a senior

Lauren Buser Distance 5-7 • So./So. Green, Ohio Green HS

Prior to Akron: • Was a four year letterwinner at Green High School • Was a four time All-Suburban League First Team honoree • Named the Most Valuable Runner as a sophomore and junior • Was a regional qualifier as a sophomore, a state qualifier as an individual as a junior and state qualifier with her team as a senior • Also was a part of the swimming and diving team as a sophomore • Led her team to league champions and co-champions and a junior and senior

Tiffany Caldwell Sprints 5-4 • Fr./Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio Walnut Hills HS

Amanda Bennett Jumps 5-5 • Jr./Jr. Tallmadge, Ohio Tallmadge HS

Prior to Akron: • Transfer from Walsh University where she placed seventh in the high jump (5-5) in the 2011 NAIA Outdoor National Championships • Posted a PR of 5-7 in the high jump with the Crusaders • Was an All-American Mideast Conference Outdoor First Team honoree last spring • Two-time Tallmadge High School Athlete of the Year in 2011 and 2010 • School record holder in the high jump, long jump and hurdles • Advanced to states in the long jump and high jump as a freshman, junior and senior Personal: • Parents are Ron and Tammy Bennett • Has one sister, Amy (25)

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Prior to Akron: • High School All-American and two-time All-Ohio honoree at Walnut Hills HS • Member of the sprint medley team that placed runner-up at the national meet as a junior • Ran on the sprint medley and 4x100 relay team that set high school school records Personal: • Mother is Beverly Caldwell • Has two sisters, Staci James (23) and Antoinette Caldwell (22) • Enjoys photography as a hobby


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Alexis Cooks

Prior to Akron: • Three-time state champion in the shot put and discus at Doherty HS • Won her second consecutive title in the shot put as a senior in 2011 with a throw of 42-09 • Also captured gold in the discus with a toss of 42-09 • Owns school records for both the discus (155-02) and shot put (4302.75)

Sprints 5-5 • Fr./Fr. Broadview Heights, Ohio Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS

Jessica Delic Throws 5-7 • Fr./Fr. Cresson, Pa. Penn Cambria HS

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Personal: • Parents are Anthony and Lynn Delic • Has two sisters, Erika (22) and Andrea (20) • Father played football at St. Francis University • Mother played volleyball at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Prior to Akron: • District champion and state medalist in the javelin as a senior • Recorded a personal record throw of 143-08 • Was also an all-district medalist in the long jump • District runner up in the javelin as a junior

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Personal: • Parents are Mark and Kathleen D’Agostino • Has three siblings, Eric (16), Carmen (12) and Sofia (8) • Has played the viola since she was in fourth grade • Was a four-time all-conference honorable mention and two-time team captain on the varsity basketball team

Personal: • Mother is Marita Mister • Has two brothers, Antwoine Mister (24) and Anthony Davis (21) • Enjoys playing the drums, bass guitar and piano • Also enjoys singing, writing music and poetry • Majoring in mass communcations

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Prior to Akron: • Three time, all-conference honoree – earning first-team recognition as a junior and senior • Member of the school-record setting 4x400 relay team (3:55.79) • Also part of the team that set a school record in the sprint medley • Placed seventh at the state meet in the 4x400 • Also ran the 100m, 200m ,4x100 and 4x200 at Brecksville-Broadview Heights HS

Prior to Akron: • Ran the lead leg of the 4x200 team (1:42.17) that won a district championship during her senior year at Bowsher High School • Also ran the lead leg on the winning 4x100 team (49.26) while finishing second in the long jump (17-00.50) • Recorded a PR of 17-10.75 in the long jump at the regional meet, placing fifth, as a senior • Received the team’s Most Athletic Senior Award and two-time recipient of the team’s Most Valuable Runner Award

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Julia D’Agostino

Jumps 6-1 • So./So. Toledo, Ohio E.L. Howsher HS

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Personal: • Parents are Ronald and Julia Cooks • Has four siblings; Finis Cooks (23), Zairus Cooks (16), Joshua Cooks (13) and Julian Cooks (11) • Was born in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Rachel Christian

Prior to Akron: • School record-holder in both the 100m (12.01) and 200m (24.5) • Led Dublin Scioto to its best state finish (11th) at the 2011 Div. I state meet Personal: • Parents are Robert Feathers and Annette Journey

Megan Dornisch

Throws 5-8 • Fr./Fr. St. Mary’s, Pa. Elk County Catholic HS

Irene Frangos Distance 5-2 • Fr./Fr. Hudson, Ohio Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

Prior to Akron: • School record holder in the 1600m (5:03) and 4x800 (9:24) • Won three team state championships, two in track and one in cross country • Member of the 4x800 state championship relay team • Recorded top times of 5:03 in the 1600m, 2:17 in the 800m, 1:02 in the 400m and 11:22 in the 3200m • Finished third in the 3200m at state as a junior • Was a top-16 individual qualifier as a sophomore and junior in cross country • Recorded a top time of 19:20 as a senior Personal: • Parents are Gus and Christie Frangos • Has three siblings, Ariana (22), Joy (21) and John (20) • Enjoys skiing and spending time with family • Member of the National Honor Society and German National Honor Society in high school • Named to Academic All-Ohio team

Brandy Kelley Prior to Akron: • Three-time state champion in the shot put and discus at Elk County Catholic HS • Won her second consecutive shot put title with a throw of 44-08.00 as a senior • Also won the discus with a throw of 141-03.00 to complete the sweep last spring • Finished third in the discus as a junior and third in the shot put as a sophomore Personal: • Parents are Jeff and Rebecca Dornisch • Graduated with 86 classmates at Elk County Catholic HS

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Sprints 5-3 • Fr./Fr. Dublin, Ohio Dublin Scioto HS

Jumps 5-9 • Fr./Fr. Doylestown, Ohio Chippewa HS

Prior to Akron: • State champion in the high jump in 2011 after clearing 5-07, which was a school record • Three-time regional, district and county champion • Also was an all-state performer on the basketball team

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Distance 5-5 • Fr./Fr. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Woodridge HS

Prior to Akron: • Cleared 11-00.00 during her senior year at North Royalton HS to set the school record in the pole vault Personal: • Parents are Steve and Sue Krieger • Has six siblings; Nik (20), Lael (13), Anton (11), Rachael (10) and Marko (9)

Britt Reid

Personal: • Parents are Steven and Jewel Reid • Has one sibling, Baleigh (15) • Has three aunts who earned track scholarships at DI schools • Enjoys dancing and singing • Has lived in four different states

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Prior to Akron: • Transfer from Dayton • Two-time state finalist in the high jump at Twinsburg HS with a PR of 5-07.00 • Placed fourth at states as a senior and sixth as a junior • Was also a regional finalist in 2009 as a sophomore • Holds school high jump records at two different schools, including Regina HS and Twinsburg HS • Was also a four-year letterwinner on the girl’s basketball team, reaching the state finals as a sophomore

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Jumprs 5-8 • So./So. Twinsburg, Ohio Twinsburg HS/Dayton

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Personal: • Parents are Martin and Janet Lucas • Has three siblings; Michael (23), Anjuli (22) and Patrick (15) • Father was a wrestler at Kent State

Personal: • Parents are Kenneth and Vita Moore • Has thee siblings, Angelina (17), Julia (14) and Ross (13) • Was a world qualifier in Irish dance • Was the high school teammate of current UA runner Morgan Willis

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Prior to Akron: • Three-time, all-conference first team honoree at Trinity HS • School and league record holder in the pole vault with a clearance of 11-08.00, achieved during her senior year

Prior to Akron: • Nine-time All-Ohio honoree regional cross country champion (2010) at Woodridge HS • State runner-up in the mile in 2011 • School record holder in five events: 800m (2:16.62), 4xMile, 4x400m, 4x800m, DMR • Finished eighth at the state meet with a 5k time of 18:24.1 • Led the Woodridge cross country and track teams to a fourth-place finish at states as a senior • Placed fifth at states in the 800m as a junior with a top time of 2:16.62 • Member of the 4x800 relay team that took second place at the state meet in 2011

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Pole Vault 5-5 • Fr./Fr. Sagamore Hills, Ohio Trinity HS

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Claire Lucas

as a Freshman (2011 Cross Country): • Was the Zips’ top finisher in her first two collegiate meets • Finished second overall at the Tommy Evans Invitational, running 18:52 (5k) • Placed sixth overall at the Salty Dog Invitational, clocking a time of 22:19.52 (6k) • Was Akron’s third runner at the All-Ohio Championships with a mark of 18:43.02 (5k) • Ran 22:34.7 (6k) at the MAC Championships

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Distance 5-8 • Fr./Fr. North Canton, Ohio Hoover HS

as a Freshman (2011 Cross Country): • Competed in all six meets • Was the Zips’ fifth runner at the Tommy Evans Invitational (19:57), Penn State National (24:47) and MAC Championships (23:17.4) Prior to Akron: • Two-time Academic All-Ohio and three-time all-conference honoree at Hoover HS • Led Hoover’s cross country and track teams to back-to-back conference championships in 2010 and 2011 • Cross country teams placed third at states in 2010 and seventh in 2011 • Ran a top time of 19:30 as a junior Personal: • Parents are Andy and Debbie Roth • Was a COA All-American cheerleader at Hoover HS • Was also a four-year letterwinner on the gynastic’s team

Gabriela Szkolnicka Jumps 6-0 • Fr./Fr. Zgorzelec, Poland Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace

Personal: • Parents are Wieslaw and Grazywa Szkolnicka • Has one sibling, Joanna (33) • Fluent in Polish and enjoys horseback riding

Iyisha Weaver Jumps 5-8 • Fr./Fr. Philadelphia, Pa. Paul Robeson HS

Prior to Akron: • Two-time state medalist in the triple jump, finishing third at the outdoor meet as a junior and runner-up at the indoor meet as a senior • Also placed fourth in the outdoor triple jump as a senior • Recorded PRs of 18-08.00 in the long jump and 38-03.00 in the triple jump Personal: • Mother is Jacqueline Weaver • Has one sibling, LeBarin (27)

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Morgan Willis

Distance 5-8 • Fr./Fr. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Woodridge HS

as a Freshman (2011 Cross Country): • Competed in all six meets; was the Zips’ first or second runner four times • Was Akron’s top finisher (19th overall) at the All-Ohio Championships with a time of 18:38.5 (5k) • Placed third overall at the Tommy Evans Invitational (19:19) and 22nd overall at the Salty Dog Invitational (23:19.58) Prior to Akron: • Received six All-Ohio honors in track and field and cross country at Woodridge HS • State champion in the mile in 2011 • School record holder for the 5k (18:07) • Was the state 5k runner-up in 2010 Personal: • Parents are Gregory and Robin Willis • Has one sister, Lauren (20) • Was the high school teammate of current UA runner Maria Moore

Skyler Willis

Multis 5-7 • Fr./Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio Withrow University HS

Prior to Akron: • School record holder in the high jump (5-09.00) • Member of the national championship 800m sprint medley relay team • Recorded top times of 56.06 in the 400m and 54.8 in the 400m (split) Personal: • Parents are Reginald and Glynis Willis • Has four siblings, Reginald Willis Jr. (37), Roberto (30), Pharin (22) and Milaan (26) • Spoke Russian as a child


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Dennis Mitchell

• 14-time MAC Coach of the Year • Four-time Great Lakes Region Outdoor Coach of the Year

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ennis Mitchell, one of the longest-tenured coaches in the league and a 14-time Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, is in his 17th season at The University of Akron. In all, he has received the league’s top coaching honor 10 times for his women’s teams and four times for his men’s Teams. Additionally, Mitchell has earned Great Lakes Region Outdoor Coach of the Year recognition from the USTFCCCA on four occasions; twice each for the men’s and women’s teams. Known for his high-energy home track meets, Mitchell has not only made Akron’s Stile Athletics Field House the home of Mid-American Champions, but a destination for some of the top indoor talent in the northeast United States with the annual Akron Invitational. In the past six years alone, Mitchell, who oversees both the men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor teams, has guided UA to 13 Mid-American Conference Championships while producing 22 All-Americans, earning 52 All-America honors. Of that esteemed group, two have gone on to win NCAA Championships. Christi Smith captured the heptathlon crown in 2000 and Steve Large won the hammer in 2009. Additionally, a total of 98 Academic All-MAC honors have been bestowed upon UA student-athletes during Mitchell’s tenure, including Mary Varge, a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, seven-time MAC Champion and five-time USTFCCCA AllAmerican. Most recently, Mitchell has orchestrated a historic rise on the men’s side that saw the program sweep both the MAC Indoor and Outdoor titles for the first time in 2011 after winning back-to-back outdoor crowns in 2008 and 2009. Last winter, the men finished the outdoor campaign ranked fifth in the region and advanced 14 individuals to the NCAA East Regionals and four to the NCAA Championships. There, Willie Brown, who set school records in the indoor and outdoor 800-meters in 2011, earned All-America First Team honors while also qualifying for next year’s Olympic trials.

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Head Coach 17th Season Abilene Christian, 1985

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The men’s rise follows a dominating run from the women’s program that featured five consecutive indoor titles from 2005-’09 and four straight outdoor championships from 2006-09. Furthermore, Akron became just the second school in league history to sweep the men’s and women’s outdoor championships in 2008 and then repeated the feat in 2009. The streak of championships began in the 2005-06 as Akron women’s cross country team won a MAC championship to proceed the indoor and outdoor track and field championships, marking the first time a MAC women’s team had won the league’s “Triple Crown.” With his success, it was no mystery as to why Mitchell was the United States head men’s track & field coach in the Norwich Union International meet, which was held in August of 2006 at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England. Fresh off the MAC triple crown, Mitchell kept his winning streak alive as the USA men’s team finished first, winning 11 of 16 events and scoring 177 points to runner-up Russia’s 146. The coaching stint was his second on a national team as he served on the staff at the 2003 Pan American Junior Championships, working primarily with the throwers and decathletes. While winning the MAC’s Triple Crown in 2005-06 was a notable first, the crowning achievement of Akron track and field occurred in June 2000 when Smith captured the NCAA championship in the heptathlon. After earning the first national crown for Akron, Smith went on to represent the University at the 2000 Olympic Track and Field Trials in Sacramento, Calif. Then, in 2009, Large followed suit by becoming the program’s second national champion in the hammer after finishing as the national runner up during the indoor season in the weight throw. Large set a number of school and MAC records under Mitchell’s tutelage as she was named MAC Outdoor Field Performer of the Year for three consecutive years while becoming the first MAC female student-athlete to win a league title in a field event four times. After making her first appearance at the NCAA Championships in 2007, she returned in 2008, earning All-American honors in the weight throw (indoor) and hammer (outdoor), while winning the NCAA Mideast Region title in the hammer. A former pole vaulter himself and widely regarded as one of the top vault coaches in the nation, Mitchell, who also coaches the UA multievent athletes, is overseeing a new era in Akron track and field. The Zips have one of, if not the, premier indoor facilities in the nation to call home with the opening of the $20 million Stile Athletics Field House in August of 2004. Stile Field House features a 300-meter, six-lane Mondo track, a 100-yard astroplay field as well as throwing cages, jumping pits and several pole vault apparatus. In addition to the numerous All-America honors garnered by UA stu-


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MAC INDIVIDUAL HONORS UNDER MITCHELL INDOOR Christi Smith (Women’s Most Valuable Performer) LeShaunte Edwards (Men’s Most Outstanding Performance) Mary Varga (Women’s Most Outstanding Performance) John Russell (Men’s Most Outstanding Performance) Kira Sims (Women’s Most Outstanding Performance) Stevi Large (Women’s Most Outstanding Field Performer) Stevi Large (Women’s Most Outstanding Field Performer) Daniel Kinsey (Men’s Most Outstanding Field Performer) Tyshaun Peoples (Men’s Most Outstanding Field Performer)

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Christi Smith (Women’s Most Outstanding Performance) LeShaunte Edwards (Men’s Most Outstanding Performance) LeShaunte Edwards (Men’s Most Valuable Performer) Beata Rudzinska (Women’s Most Valuable Performer) Ashley Kaufman (Women’s Most Valuable Field Performer) Stevi Large (Women’s Most Outstanding Field Performer) Stevi Large (Women’s Most Outstanding Field Performer) Cadeau Kelley (Men’s Most Outstanding Field Performer) Stevi Large (Women’s Most Outstanding Field Performer) Daniel Kinsey (Men’s Most Outstanding Field Performer) Valerie Wert (Women’s Most Outstanding Female Field Performer) Phil Ferguson (Most Outstanding Male Track Performer) Bjorn Johansson (Most Outstanding Field Performer)

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women’s squad came all the way from 10th place on the final day of competition to have a shot to pull the indoor-outdoor title sweep. On the men’s side, Akron took fifth place, moving up three places from its eighth-place showing in 2004. In 1999 the women captured Akron’s first-ever outright women’s MAC team championship by claiming the league’s outdoor title. Seven school records were set at the meet, led by Smith’s 5,528 points in the heptathlon. Additionally that season, three athletes snagged indoor and/or outdoor All-American honors. Smith earned both indoor and outdoor recognition after finishing ninth in the long jump at the indoor meet and second in the heptathlon at the outdoor championships with a UA and MAC-record 5,773 points. Varga was ninth in the outdoor

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dent-athletes, Mitchell’s Zips have also produced 167 individual MAC Championships and seven relay champions. In the seven years under the current regional system for the outdoor season, UA has seen athletes qualify for a total of 206 events in NCAA regional competition, including 32 in both 2007 and ‘08 and 30 in 2009. Akron has also had at least one All-American performer in 13 out of the last 14 years. In 2006, four Akron student-athletes garnered six All-American honors, marking the fourth-straight year UA had at least three honorees. High jumpers Sako and Tomasz Smialek each garnered the distinction during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. John Russell (pole vault) and Ashley Kaufman (javelin) were All-American selections during the outdoor season. In recent years, it has been the achievements of Mitchell’s pole vaulters which has propelled the program into the national spotlight. Russell became a four-time All-American with his performance at the 2006 NCAA Indoor Championships. The league’s indoor champion that year, Russell finished third in the men’s pole vault, clearing a MACrecord 18-02.50 along the way. In 2004, he was the first MAC studentathlete ever to clear 18-feet indoors. Kira Sims, who completed her eligibility in 2004, became a three-time All-American in the pole vault and was the first female in UA and MAC history to clear the 14-foot plateau both indoors and outdoors. Sims placed fifth at the 2004 NCAA Indoor meet after winning the league’s indoor crown. During the outdoor season, she again won the conference title, adding the Mideast Regional title before placing fourth at the NCAA Outdoors. She closed out her career in the Blue and Gold by placing fourth a second time at the NCAA Outdoors and 11th at the U.S. Olympic Trials. Not to be diminished in any way are the accolades of the rest of the team. Along with Russell and Sims, Beata Rudzinska earned All-American recognition both indoors and outdoors in 2004 and ‘05 and completed her career with a total of five national honors. A middle-distance specialist, Rudzinska, an 11-time MAC Champion, had eight victories in the MAC 800 meters and four victories in the MAC mile, not to mention a 2005 MAC individual championship in cross country. The 2005 season saw the women win its first MAC indoor title, tallying 97 points to top the 13-team field, defeating second-place Eastern Michigan by 1.5 points. The men’s squad placed fourth, which was the best-ever finish for the men indoors. For his effort, Mitchell earned his first MAC Women’s Indoor Coach of the Year honor. During the 2005 outdoor season, the women finished in second place, falling seven points short of their second outdoor MAC title. However, the Zips

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AKRON COACHING STAFF high jump, and Chad Bullett became the first male from the track program to earn Division I All-American honors with a 10th-place finish in the 100 meters. Accomplishments like these were almost unimaginable prior to Mitchell’s tenure. He was hired during the summer of 1995, and inherited a program mired in the MAC basement. The men had finished last that spring at the league’s championship meet, 22 points behind ninth-place Ball State. The UA women’s team had also finished last, 30 points out of ninth place. Four years later, the women earned almost seven times as many points on their way to the league title. The men have also made great strides, increasing their point production each year. For 10 years, from the fall of 1985 until his appointment at Akron in 1995, Mitchell gained invaluable experience as an assistant coach at Texas (six years) and North Carolina (four years). As field events coordinator under 1995 NCAA Men’s Indoor Coach of the Year Dennis Craddock at UNC, Mitchell helped direct the efforts of 20 Atlantic Coast Conference champions and 13 All-American performances. In his first season in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heel men won their first ACC track and field title (1992) in more than 30 years, and followed that with three straight titles over 1994 and ‘95. North Carolina won ACC outdoor crowns each year sandwiched around an indoor championship in 1995. In the meantime, UNC’s women followed a 1992 ACC outdoor team championship with indoor-outdoor conference sweeps for the next three seasons (1993-95). His prize pupils included: 2000 Olympian Lynda Lipson, who finished runner-up in the javelin at the 1992 NCAA Championships; Ingrid Hantho, who placed fourth in discus at the 1994 NCAA Outdoor Championships; and pole vaulter and former Akron assistant Kevin Brown, the first collegiate athlete in the state of North Carolina to clear more than 18 feet. Prior to serving with the Tar Heels, Mitchell served as assistant field events coach under legendary coach Stan Huntsman at Texas from 1985-91. He tutored four All-American pole vaulters, aiding hurdlers and decathletes as well. The Longhorns captured Southwest Conference titles in 1986 and ‘87, and finished in the NCAA Outdoors topfive from 1986-89 and again in 1991. During Mitchell’s time in Austin, Huntsman was tabbed as head coach for the 1988 U.S. Track & Field Olympic Team. Among Mitchell’s other track & field-related responsibilities is his national-level involvement with USA Track & Field and the U.S. Track and Field Coaches Association. He is an active member of the USATF pole vault development committee and is currently a National Junior Elite Coach. He also serves on the USTFCCCA/USATF Joint Task Force for the Improvement and Retention of College Track and Field. Mitchell is a native of Rialto, Calif., and a 1985 graduate of Abilene Christian University. While at ACU, he was a pole vaulter on the Wildcats’ 1985 NCAA Division II Championship team. Mitchell began his collegiate career at the University of Utah, where he was twice the Western Athletic Conference runner-up in the pole vault. Mitchell, 51, and his wife, Cindy, reside in Green and have two sons; Matt, (26) and Chad (24).

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1998 Laura Wozniak (high jump); Christi Smith (pentathlon) 1999 Chad Bullett (60 meters); Mary Varga (high jump) 2000 LaTrese Taylor (60 meters); Jasmine Reynolds (200 meters); Christi Smith (pentathlon) 2001 LeShaunte Edwards (200 meters); Frank Stupczy (heptathlon); Mary Varga (high jump, pentathlon) 2002 LeShaunte Edwards (60 meters, 200 meters); Kevin Poest (pole vault); Tomasz Smialek (high jump); Renata Smith (shot put); Mary Varga (high jump, pentathlon) 2003 Greg Corbitt (weight throw); John Russell (pole vault); Tomasz Smialek (high jump); Beata Rudzinska (800 meters); Kira Sims (pole vault) 2004 Dustin Shaffer (weight throw); John Russell (pole vault); Bryan Fukuzawa (heptathlon); Beata Rudzinska (800 meters, mile run); Kira Sims (pole vault) 2005 Beata Rudzinska (800 meters, mile run); Lisa Ravn (high jump); Tomasz Smialek (high jump); Kevin Poest (pole vault); Men’s DMR (Moyers, Oyer, Mate, Pykare); Women’s DMR (Rudzinska, Holmes, Freudenrich, Zubricky) 2006 Beata Rudzinska (800 meters); Tomasz Smialek (high jump); A.J. Oyer (60-meter hurdles); John Russell (pole vault) 2007 James Howell (400 meters); Anthony Thomas (200 meters); Corine Gavin-Hall (200 meters); Stevi Large (weight throw); Jessica Miller (pole vault); Colleen Moran (3,000 meters); Rachel Zubricky (mile) 2008 Cadeau Kelley (long & triple jumps); Daniel Kinsey (heptathlon); Anthony Thomas (200 meters); Mike Uhle (pole vault); Brittany Hocker (200 meters); Stevi Large (weight throw) 2009 Phil Ferguson (200m); Daniel Kinsey (heptathlon); Mike McCall (high jump); Tyshaun Peoples (60mH); Mike Uhle (pole vault); Larisa Arcip (mile); Carrie Kayes (pole vault); Niesha Kelly (long jump); Stevi Large (weight throw) 2010 Bjorn Johansson (heptathlon); Mike McCall (high jump); Tyshaun Peoples (long jump); Mike Uhle (pole vault); Carrie Kayes (pole vault) 2011 Phil Ferguson (200m); Willie Brown (800m); Mike McCall (high jump); Joe Wesley (pole vault); Tyshaun Peoples (long jump); Cassie Schenck (mile); Ariane Beaumont-Courteau (pole vault)

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Brande Lamb (high jump) Barron Pringle (110-meter hurdles); Christi Smith (long jump) Christi Smith (heptathlon) Mike Slomovitz (decathlon); 400-meter relay (Edwards, Johnson, Moss, Bullett); Jeanine Thomas (pole vault); Christi Smith (heptathlon); 400-meter relay (Jones, Reynolds, Norflee, Taylor); Michelle Rizzo (Cross Country) LeShaunte Edwards (200 meters); 400-meter relay (Edwards, Johnson, Bell, Bullett); Karen Beasley (high jump); Christi Smith (heptathlon); LaTrese Taylor (100 meters) Kevin Poest (pole vault); LeShaunte Edwards (200 meters); 400-meter relay (Edwards, Johnson, Coble, Bullett); Mary Varga (high jump, heptathlon) LeShaunte Edwards (100 meters); Bobbie Hardbarger (1,500 meters) Tomasz Smialek (high jump); Mary Varga (heptathlon); Beata Rudzinska (800 meters, 1,500 meters) Greg Corbitt (shot put); Kira Sims (pole vault); Beata Rudzinska (800 meters, 1,500 meters) Beata Rudzinska (800 meters, Cross Country); Jennie Castle (1,500 meters); Natalie Sako (high jump) Beata Rudzinska (800 meters); Liz Mangen (discus); Stevi Large (hammer); Ashley Kaufmann (javelin); Auston Papay (discus); John Russell (pole vault); Tomasz Smialek (high jump); Natalie Sako (high jump) Howard Harris (200 meters); Ryan Jones (high jump); Cadeau Kelley (long jump); Larisa Arcip (1500 meters); Stevi Large (discus, hammer); Natalie Sako (high jump) Aaron Dobson (200 meters); Cadeau Kelley (long & triple jumps); Tyler Sweet (javelin); Mike Uhle (pole vault); Larisa Arcip (1500 meters); Carol Eckerly (10,000 meters); Jessica Miller Hafner (pole vault); Brittany Hocker (200 meters); Stevi Large (hammer, discus); Kim Lorentz (5,000 meters); Cassie Schenck (steeplechase) Phil Ferguson (100m); Zach Harper (110mH); Daniel Kinsey (decathlon); K.C. LaCross (400mH); Mike McCall (high jump); Tyshaun Peoples (long jump); Tyler Sweet (javelin); Mike Uhle (pole vault); 4x100 relay (Ty. Peoples, Lorenzo Brazzell, P. Ferguson, Aaron Dobson); Larisa Arcip (1,500m); LaTalia Jones (200m); Carrie Kayes (pole vault); Stevi Large (hammer) Mike Uhle (pole vault); Collister Fahie (long jump); Daniel Kinsey (decathlon); Phil Ferguson (200m), Mike McCall (high jump); Valerie Wert (hammer) Tyler Sweet (javelin); Bjorn Johansson (Decathlon); Collister Fahie (long jump); Tyshaun Peoples (110mH); Mike McCall (high jump); Willie Brown (800m); Kenny Owens (pole vault); Cassie Schenck (steeplechase);


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Scott Jones

• Two-time MAC Cross Country Coach of the Year (1999, 2005)

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cott Jones, a two-time Mid-American Conference Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, is in his 16th season at Akron. He was formally elevated to the position of head cross country coach in the fall of 2007 while retraining his role as the women’s distance coach for the Zips’ track squad. Jones, who inherited a women’s cross country team that had finished last or second-to-last in the league the previous four seasons, has elevated the program to historic heights, culiminating with two MAC Championships in 1999 and 2005. Furthermore, the UA women enjoyed a seven-year run from 2003 to 2009 that saw the team finish in the top three of the league each season, including runner-up placements in 2007 and 2008. In all, his distance runners have contributed to eight of the last nine MAC Women’s Track and Field titles and completed the initial leg of the league’s first “Triple Crown” in 2005-06 when the Akron women won the conference’s cross country, indoor, and outdoor track and field championships. Individually speaking, Jones has developed a pair of All-Americans and 17 MAC Champions since arriving on campus in the fall of 1996. Furthermore, he has produced 13 all-league runners, earning 25 All-MAC honors, on the women’s cross country side alone. Jones won the first of his two MAC Women’s Cross Country championships in 1999 when then-sophomore Michelle Rizzo captured the individual title. Rizzo, who was the second all-region honoree in program history, and went on to earn All-America honors with a 38th-place finish at the NCAA Championship. Beata Ruzinska, who finished her career as a 14-time MAC Champion, became the program’s second runner to win the league cross country title in 2005. Under Jones’ guidance, Ruzinska won four straight MAC Outdoor Championships in the 80 meters, set five school records and earn All-American honors five times. During the 2009 track seasons, Larisa Arcip claimed the mile (indoor) and 1,500m (outdoor) MAC titles while placing runner in the outdoor 800. She went on the place fifth in the 1,500 at the NCAA Mideast Regional to earn All-Region, while adding Academic All-MAC honors for the indoor and outdoor seasons. Danielle Sidell also had an impressive 2009, placing second at the MAC Indoors in the 800m and qualifying for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the steeplechase. Cassie Schenck also earned All-MAC honors, placing second at the MAC Outdoors in the steeplechase, qualifying for the Mideast Regional and placing eightht o earn All-Region, and the 5,000 meters. During the indoor season, Carol Eckerly and Lorentz added Academic All-MAC honors, while Schenck was Academic All-MAC during the outdoor season. In 2008, Akron claimed its second straight runner-up finish in the MAC, but went on to place a league-best eighth of 34 teams at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. During the MAC season, Arcip was earned first team honors, placing fourth, while Lorentz and Cassie Schenck were second team. Arcip went on to place 20th at the regional to earn All-Region. In the 2008 outdoor season, his distance runners nearly single-handedly allowed the Zips to win its third straight MAC Outdoor title as Arcip won the 1500 and was third in the 800; Schenck won the steeplechase; Lorentz won the 5k and was second in the 10k; Eckerly won the 10k and was third in the 5k; Sidell was fifth in the 800 and Erskine was fifth in the 1500. Arcip would go on to earn All-Mid-East Region after placing sev-

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enth at the NCAA regional in the 1500. After being picked to finish seventh in the 2006 preseason poll, Jones’s runners proved all the critics wrong by finishing third in the MAC later that season. His predominately young group of female runners won both the Tommy Evans Invitational and the Falcon Invitational. The following year, taking a squad comprised of mostly freshmen and sophomores, the 2007 squad nearly pulled an upset with a runner-up finish at the MAC Cross Country championships. In 2006, then freshman Erskine earned first team All-MAC honors, was named MAC runner of the Week twice and earned five top-five finishes. One of those top finishes was a fifth-place finish at the 2006 MAC Championships. A year later, then freshman Schenck did Erskine one better with a fourth-place finish, leading a contingent of four All-MAC honorees with Erskine, Arcip and Lorentz. In 2007, Jones’ distance group played a part in the Zips winning both the MAC Indoor and Outdoor titles with championships from Colleen Moran (3K), Rachel Zubricky (mile) and Arcip (1500m), while Zubricky and Arcip each added runner-up finishes as well. Arcip and Zubricky each went on to compete in the NCAA Mideast Regional. In 2004, Morgan Sulzener qualified for the 2004 NCAA Cross Country Championships, earning All-Ohio, All-MAC and All-Region honors along the way. Brandi Schoeppner also earned All-Region honors, while Rudzinska and Jennie Castle were All-MAC honorees. Overall, Rudzinska was a four-time MAC Champion and two-time All-American in 2004. She won the league’s indoor and outdoor 800 meter events as well as champion in the mile indoors and the 1,500 outdoors. She placed fourth in the 800 meters at both the indoor and outdoor NCAA meets. At the 2004 MAC Outdoors, Rudzinska’s defeated Toledo’s Briana Shook in the final straightaway for her victory in the 1,500. Shook, the American record holder in the steeplechase was widely regarded as one of the top distance runners in the country. Jennie Castle and Emily Freudenrich were also regional qualifiers in the 800 meters as the Zips nabbed three of the top four spots in that event at the MAC outdoor meet. Adriana Zalucka (first team) and Sulzener (second team) were AllMAC cross country selections in 2003 as the team earned two victories and a third-place finish at the 2003 MAC meet. During the 2003 track season, Rudzinska earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoors in the 800 meters. She was also an outdoor NCAA qualifier in that event. In the fall of 2002, Zalucka became the third woman in UA history to qualify for the NCAA Championship. Her top-50 finish at the NCAA meet was preceded by an eighth-place showing at the Great Lakes Regional and a third-place finish at the MAC Championship. The Zips’ harriers have had success in the classroom as well, as the women’s squad has been recognized annually as an All-Academic Team with Distinction by the Women’s Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association (WICCCA). Jones currently serves as the Great Lakes Regional Representative for the WICCCA and serves as secretary on the NCAA Division I Cross Country Executive Committee for the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Jones came to the Zips from the University of Illinois, where he served as an assistant coach for women’s track and field and cross country for two years. While at Illinois, the Illini women captured three consecutive Big Ten team championships, sweeping the 1995 season and winning the 1996 Indoors before finishing second at the 1996 Big Ten Outdoor Championships. Jones also coached at Cornell University from 1991-92, working with both men and women on the track and field and cross country teams. In 1991 and 1992, the Big Red women finished fourth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, while the men’s team placed 19th in 1992. A 1982 graduate of Duke University with a degree in geology, Jones has done post-graduate work at Indiana University and, in 1989, received a Ph.D. in earth sciences from the University of California-San Diego. At Cornell, Jones was a post-doctoral research associate in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering. At Illinois, he was a visiting assistant professor of theoretical and applied mechanics.


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n his 11th year on the UA track and field staff, throwing events coach Brian Forrester, the 2009 USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year, has established his group as a force on the conference, regional and national levels. Since joining the Akron staff prior to the 2002 season, Forrester has mentored four All-Americans – earning eight All-America honors. Leading the way among that esteemed group is Stevi Large, a four-time AllAmerican who captured the 2009 NCAA Championship in the hammer while smashing school, conference and regional records along the way. Since his arrival in 2002, UA student-athletes have set 11 of the school’s 12 throws records under Forrester’s direction. Large currently holds four Akron records, while Auston Papay, who placed eighth at the NCAA Indoors in the shot put to earn All-American status in 2008, is the record-holder in three events. Forrester produced just the second All-American thrower in program history in 2005 when Ashley Kaufman earned her first of two consecutive honors in the javelin. Large, who also finished as the national runner-up in the weight throw in 2009, blossomed into Akron’s most dominating thrower next, capturing nine MAC Championships during her time – including four consecutive hammer titles from 2006-’09. A four-time MAC Female Field Performer of the Year, Large shattered the MAC record in the 20-pound weight and took fifth at the NCAA Indoors for her first All-American honor in 2008. She backed that up by shattering the MAC record in the hammer, claimed the NCAA Mid-East Region crown in the event, and then placed eighth at the NCAA Outdoors for her second All-American honor. Valerie Wert, who was next in the line of dominating Akron throwers, earned a berth to the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2009; the same year Large won her second straight Mideast Regional title in the hammer. The next season, Wert, who owns the school’s record in the discus, went on to capture the MAC Championship in the hammer and earned All-American status in 2010. Other UA record holders include Randall Hafner in the 35-pound weight and Greg Corbitt in the hammer. In addition to his duties coaching the throwers, Forrester works with the camp organization and assists with the day-to-day administrative details of the program. As proud as he may be about his athlete’s success on the field, he is even more proud of their success in the classroom as well. Namely, Hafner was a six-time Academic All-MAC selection. The UA throwers provided big points allowing the women’s program to sweep the MAC Indoor and Outdoor titles for the third straight year as well as men’s program winning the ‘08 MAC Outdoors and adding runner up finishes at the ‘07 MAC Outdoors and ‘08 MAC Indoors. In 2008, Large won the discus, hammer and 20-pound weight, while placing second in the indoor shot and third in the outdoor. Also, Wert made an immediate impact, placing second in the discus and third in the hammer. For the men in ‘08, Akron had seven podium finishes at the MAC Outdoor and three during the MAC Indoor. In 2007, Large won titles in the weight throw, discus and hammer while shattering the league record in the weight throw and hammer along the way. Hafner added a second team All-MAC selection with his performance in the weight throw with Papay getting second team All-MAC honors during the outdoor season in the discus and shot. During the 2006 season, Akron throwers did their most damage in one season to the record books, establishing UA records in the women’s weight, hammer, discus, javelin and the men’s discus events. Forrester’s athletes won four individual MAC Championships including; women’s hammer (Large), discus (Liz Mangen), javelin (Kaufman) and men’s discus

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(Papay). Jenna Strouse (hammer) and Hafner (discus) also finished second in their respective events. In 2006, seven Akron throwers qualified for NCAA Regionals in 11 events matching the previous year’s best total. Three throwers advanced to the NCAA Outdoor National Championships with one, Kaufman, earning her second All-American honor. Kaufman had a tremendous senior campaign holding down the nation’s best effort in the javelin through April, setting a MAC Championship meet record (176’ 10”) in the javelin and being named MAC Female Field Performer of the Year. The throws team ended the season being the ranked No. 1 in the MAC and 17th nationally. During the 2004-05 season, Forrester coached seven different throwers to regional qualifying marks in 11 events, and two NCAA indoor provisional qualifiers as well. The year prior to that, two of Forrester’s pupils, Dustin Shaffer (weight throw) and Corbitt (shot put outdoors) were crowned MAC Individual Champions. In addition, Shaffer, the All-Ohio Indoor Champion in the weight throw, was a provisional NCAA and USATF Indoor Championships qualifier with his toss of 64-10 at the Scarlet and Gray Invitational. Outdoors, Shaffer set the school record in the discus (173-10) and qualified for the NCAA Regional in the discus and hammer. Corbitt, a regional qualifier in the shot put and hammer throw, was the All-Ohio Outdoor Champion in the shot put and set school records in the shot put (59-04.25) and hammer throw (203-10). He became the only UA student-athlete to throw more than 200 feet in the hammer and qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Forrester additionally coached Zach Helm, who qualified for the regional in the hammer throw. During the 2003 outdoor season, three UA throwers, Kaufman, Liz Mangen (discus) and Shaffer (hammer) qualified for the inaugural NCAA Mideast Regional Championships. Forrester made an immediate impact with the Zips upon his arrival for the 2002 season. Corbitt placed second in the weight throw at the MAC Indoors with a school-record toss of 66-2.5. Corbitt also bested his own mark in the indoor shot put (55-2) and the hammer throw (193-3). Renata Smith set the pace for the women in 2002 with a championship in the shot put at the MAC Indoor meet. Prior to joining the Zips staff, Forrester spent the 2001 season as the throwing events coach at Wittenburg University. While at Wittenburg, the throwers under his tutelage established school records in the men’s and women’s weight throw, men’s and women’s javelin, and the men’s hammer. He coached four freshmen throwers to NCAA qualifying marks, two of which also qualified for USA Junior Nationals. In 2000, Forrester worked as a volunteer assistant coach at Kent State under the guidance of coach Kent Pagel. Forrester is a USATF Level II throws coach, a USA Weightlifting Club coach and a Jump-Stretch Instructor. He is a member and contributing author of the Long and Strong Throwers Journal/Club. Forrester is the director of the UA track and field camps and has coached at throwing camps throughout Western Pennsylvania and Ohio. A 1999 graduate of Slippery Rock University with a degree in sport management, Forrester was an all-conference performer in the shot put, as well as the SRU Indoor Athlete of the Year in 1996 and 1997.


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Lee LaBadie

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coach LaBadie mentored was Illinois’ Wayne Angel. LaBadie is familiar with the Mid-American Conference as well, serving as head women’s track & field/cross country coach at Bowling Green from 1985-89. While with the Falcons, he coached two-time NCAA AllAmerican Beth Manson (discus) and All-American Tracy Gaerke (800m). His squads finished runner-up twice and never placed lower than fourth in track or cross country. In addition to his two All-Americans, LaBadie coached 12 individual MAC champions. He began his coaching career at Parkland College. From 1973-85, he led his teams to five appearances in the National Junior College Athletic Association national championships, placing fifth, seventh, ninth and 11th twice. Individually, LaBadie had over 120 All-Americans and six national champions. LaBadie was a standout as a student-athlete, competing in the Big Ten. A 1973 Illinois graduate, receiving his degree in philosophy, LaBadie was the 1971 league champion in the mile and was the first Big Ten undergraduate to run the mile in under four minutes (3:58.8). In 1972, he was an NCAA champion in the two-mile relay and placed fifth in the 800m at the Championships. His 1972 two-mile relay team additionally tied a world record. Prior to college, LaBadie was the Illinois high school state cross country champion and two-time Illinois high school mile runner-up. LaBadie is married to the former Diane Bruce. The couple has two children, Lloyd and Laura.

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ee LaBadie, a well respected athlete and coach, was named men’s cross country coach, as well as assistant track & field coach for men’s distance runners in August of 2008. Inheriting a men’s cross country program that had placed no better than fifth in the Mid-American Conference in its first 19 years of existance, LaBadie led the Zips’ harriers to their best season in 2010. With four runners in the top-25 – led by All-MAC Second Teamer Andy Knapp, Akron finished fourth at the MAC Championships, just nine points behind Kent State and Miami, who each tied for second. The 2011 campaign was highlighted by the continued progress of Brad Hough, who became just the third Akron runner to earn All-MAC First Team honors. The sophomore was the Zips’ top finisher in each meet and placed third at the MAC Championships. But LaBadie’s (pronounced La-Bay-dee) biggest impact has been the development of middle distance runner Willie Brown, who earned AllAmerican status in 2011 after shattering school records in both the indoor and outdoor 800 meters and qualified for next year’s Olympic trials after running 1:45.91 during the outdoor season. Brown, who captured both the MAC indoor and outdoor championships in the 800m, posted the top five outdoor marks in school history as well as three of the top four indoor times. It was a strong year for men’s distance runners overall as Max Hiltner rewrote the school record in the mile, Scott Meyers set the school standard in the outdoor 5,000 meters and Joe McCoy bettered his recordsetting time twice in 2011. LaBadie’s impact was immediate in 2008 as several veteran runners shaved significant times off their previous personal-records, including Joe Mummert in the indoor 800 and Mike Baraona in the mile. During the outdoor season, Jason Headman set the UA record for the 10,000 (30:10.65) meters, which had stood since 1972. During the 2009 cross country season, McCoy placed sixth at the MAC Championships, becoming just the second Zip to earn first team honors and just the fifth to earn all-league honors overall. LaBadie has been in the collegiate coaching field since 1973. Most recently he served his second stint on staff at Ohio State University (2006-08). In his first tenure with Ohio State (1989-93), LaBadie coached a pair of Olympians, each of whom are current distance coaches. OSU head coach Robert Gary was a two-time Olympian in the steeplechase and United States Cross Country Champion. Kent State head men’s and women’s distance coach Mark Croghan was a two-time NCAA champion in the steeplechase, a three-time Olympian in the event and five-time national champion. All told, he coached three individual Big Ten champions and helped the Buckeyes to a Big Ten team title during the 1992 outdoor season and a runner-up finish in the ‘92 indoor campaign. Between his tours at Ohio State, LaBadie was a consultant on training, periodization, psychology and tactics for the University of Illinois, Ohio State and Kent State track & field/cross country programs. Another head


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ormer UA All-American high jumper Tomasz Smialek is in his fifth season as a full-time assistant coach, spending the 2007 season as a graduate assistant. Smialek, a 2006 graduate from UA, coaches the high jumpers and the horizontal jumpers, while assisting with the day-today duties in the track office. Smialek has overseen the development of three All-Americans – including Natalie Sako (high jump), Cadeau Kelley (long jump) and Collister Fahie (long jump) – while his student-athletes have captured 18 individual MAC Championships since 2007. In his first year, concentrating mainly on the vertical jumpers, Smialek oversaw perhaps the MAC’s best corps, featuring Sako. During the indoor season, Sako placed 10th at the NCAA Championships to earn her fourth All-American honor, while she and Lisa Ravn tied for second at the MAC meet. Also, on the men’s side, Ryan Jones was MAC runner-up in the high jump. Those performances improved in the outdoor season with Sako and Jones both winning the MAC. Jones also nearly qualified for the NCAA Outdoors, placing sixth at the regional. For 2008, Smialek expanded his role in coaching the horizontal jumpers with Cadeau Kelley and Niesha Kelly experiencing a breakout seasons. Kelley set UA long and triple jump records for both indoor and outdoor seasons, claimed the MAC long and triple jump championship for both indoor and outdoor seasons, and made his first trip to the NCAA Championships. There, he placed 14th in the long jump and finished his career by earning

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All-America honors with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Outdoors. Under Smialek’s guidance, Zips jumpers dominated the MAC Championships in 2010 and 2011, winning eight individuals titles. Mike McCall, who finished his career as a six-time MAC Champion in the high jump, swept all four high jump titles during that time, while Tyshaun Peoples brought home the indoor long jump championships in 2010 and 2011 and Fahie did the same during the outdoor seasons. Furthermore, Fahie went on to earn Second Team All-America honors for his 12th-place finish in the 2011 NCAA Championships in long jump and set the school record with a leap of 26’3.75” at the USA Championships in June 2011, where he finished sixth. Smialek continued his success in the vertical jumps as freshman Mike McCall was runner-up at the MAC Indoors while Jones placed fourth. During the ‘08 outdoor season, Jones was second while McCall was third. Jones and McCall went on to participate in the NCAA Mid-East Regional. While Jones placed 10th, his jump of 7-0.50 was good enough to give the senior an at-large berth to the NCAA Outdoors, where he placed 20th in his first trip to nationals. In 2009, McCall earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships after winning both the MAC Indoor and Outdoor titles. Tyshaun Peoples won the MAC Outdoor title in the long jump. Also, Collister Fahie was MAC Indoor runner-up in the long jump and outdoor runner-up in the triple jump. Both Peoples and Fahie qualified for the NCAA Regional. On the women’s side, Kelly was MAC Indoor champion in the long jump and runner-up in the triple jump, while Alina Bocicor qualified for the NCAA Regional in the high jump. Smialek completed his collegiate career as one of the best high jumpers to ever compete at Akron. He is the current school record holder in both indoor and outdoor competition, clearing 7-03.25 indoors and 7-03.75 outdoors. He ended his collegiate career on a high note, earning his second All-American honor at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championship, finishing eighth after clearing a season-best 7-02.25. His first All-American honor came at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championship in which he placed sixth with a jump of 7-02.50. Smialek is also a six-time MAC Champion in high jump and was named 2005 UA Indoor Most Valuable Performer.

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ominika Stokowska begins her fourth season working with the Zips track and field program, serving as Akron’s coach for hurdles, sprints and relays. Stokowska, who served as the Zips’ volunteer assistant her first three years on the staff, was promoted to full-time status in August of 2011. During her time at UA, Strokowska helped develop a number of MidAmerican Conference champions, including Zach Harper, Tyshaun Peoples and KC LaCross. In particular, Peoples has excelled under Stokowska’s guidance, earning league crowns in both the 60m (2009) and 110m (2011) hurdles. Both Peoples, who broke his own school record in the 60m hurdles last January with a time of 7.83, and LaCross advanced to the NCAA Preliminaries last spring. Stokowska, a 2006 graduate of Kent State, was a standout with the Golden Flashes and twice qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400m hurdles. She was also a two-time, MAC runner-up in the event and excelled in the classroom – earning Academic All-MAC honors with a 3.4 GPA in human movement studies during her senior year. Prior to Kent State, Stokowska was a member of the 4x400-meter relay that won gold at the 2001 Polish Junior Championships (Under-19). She also participated in the 2001 World Junior Championships in the 400m hurdles.

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Director of Operations Third Season Miami (Ohio), 2008

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ndrea Tepe is in her third year as the Director of Track & Field Operations for The University of Akron. Her primary responsibilities include team travel, home meet management, equipment, and special events planning. In her first two years, Andrea has moved from a graduate assistant to a full time member of the staff. Andrea is a USATF Level 2 certified coach in the Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays, has received a USTFCCCA Track & Field Technical Certification and has also attended the Emerging Elite Coaches Clinic at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Prior to joining the Zips, Andrea was a volunteer assistant coach at Miami University for one year, helping with the sprints, jumps, and hurdles, while completing a MS in Sport Studies with a focus on Sport Behavior and Performance. Andrea received her undergraduate degree from Miami University as well, graduating with a BS in Integrated Mathematics Education and a Coaching minor in 2008. She was a four-year member of the track & field team where she was a MidEast Regional Qualifier in the 400m Hurdles as well as a school record holder in the Indoor 4x400m Relay. Andrea was also active in the StudentAthlete Advisory Committee, representing Miami at the 2007 NCAA Leadership Conference.


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Mike McCall

Max Hiltner

Graduate Assistant First Season Akron, 2011

Volunteer Assistant Coach First Season Ashland, 2010

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Jennie Kormanik

Aaron Dobson

Volunteer Assistant Coach First Season Akron, 2011

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Marcus Ferguson

Volunteer AssistantCoach Second Season Mississippi, 2010

Volunteer Assistant Coach First Season Akron, 2011

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arcus Ferguson is in his first year as a volunteer assistant coach with the sprinters and Coach Stokowska. He is a 2011 graduate of The University of Akron and is currently a graduate student, pursuing a degree in Sport Management. Ferguson was a three-year letter winner for the Zips and a 2010 NCAA Preliminary Round Qualifier in the 4x100m Relay. He is a 2007 graduate of Buchtel High School, where he helped the Griffins to the 2006 Division II State Championship.

olin Moleton is in his second year as a volunteer assistant coach for the Zips, helping Coach Forrester with the Javelin. He is a 2010 graduate of The University of Mississippi where he was a two-time All-American in the Javelin as well as the school record holder in the event. Moleton continues to train to throw the Javelin in hopes of qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. He is a 2005 graduate of North Allegheny High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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ennie Kormanik returns to the Zips as a volunteer assistant coach to Coach Jones and the women’s distance runners. Kormanik (Castle) is a 2006 graduate of The University of Akron. She was an NCAA Qualifier in the 1500m in 2006 as well as an NCAA MidEast Regional Qualifier in the 800m and 4x400m relay. Kormanik, who continues to train for the 1500m, hoping to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., is a 2001 graduate of Barnesville High School, where she was the Ohio Division II State Champion in the 800m.

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rron Dobson will be helping Coach Stokowska with the sprinters and hurdles in his first year as a volunteer assistant coach. He is a 2011 graduate of The University of Akron and is currently a graduate student, pursuing a degree in Sport Management. Dobson was a four-year letter winner for the Zips as well as a two time MAC Champion (2008 200m Outdoor and 2009 4x100m Relay). He qualified for the NCAA Regionals in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m during his career. Dobson is a 2006 graduate of Orange High School.

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Volunteer Assistant Coach First Season Akron, 2006

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ax Hiltner is in his first year as a volunteer coach for the Zips, helping Coach LaBadie with the men’s distance runners. He is currently enrolled in law school at The University of Akron. Hiltner competed one year for the Zips, posting a second-place finish in the mile at the Indoor MAC Championships and was an NCAA Preliminary Round qualifier in the 1500m. Prior to Akron, he was a student at Ashland University, where he completed his undergraduate education.

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ike McCall is in his first year as a graduate assistant for the Zips, helping Director of Operations Andrea Tepe with the day to day operations of the program. He is a 2011 graduate of The University of Akron and is currently a graduate student, pursuing a degree in Sport Management. As a Zip, McCall was a six-time MAC Champion in the High Jump, fourtime NCAA Regional qualifier, and also qualified for the Indoor and Outdoor NCAA Championships in 2009. He is a 2006 graduate of Revere High School.


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Collister Fahie

KC LaCross

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Student Coach First Season

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ollister Fahie joins the UA Coaching Staff as a fifth-year student C LaCross is a member of the staff as a fifth-year student coach. He is coach, helping Coach Smialek with the horizontal jumping events. planning to graduate in May 2012 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He is on schedule to graduate from UA in May 2012 with a degree LaCross was a four-year letterwinner for the Zips and a two-time in marketing. NCAA Regional Qualifier in the 400m Hurdles. He was a MAC Champion Fahie was a four-year letterwinner for the Zips, earning Second Team in the 400m Hurdles in 2009 and runner-up in 2011. LaCross is a 2006 All-America for his 12th-place finish in the 2011 NCAA Championships graduate of Medina High School. in long jump. He set the school record with a leap of 26’3.75” at the USA Championships in June 2011, where he finished sixth. Fahie, who continues to train in the long jump with hopes of representing his native Virgin Islands on the International stage, is a 2007 graduate of Firestone High School.

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AKRON ZIPS ROSTER INFORMATION

YEAR So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr.

HOMETOWN Mount Vernon, Ohio Perry, Ohio Burton, Ohio Green, Ohio Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio North Canton, Ohio Euclid, Ohio Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Mt. Vernon HS Perry HS Berkshire HS Green HS Woodridge HS Hoover HS Euclid HS Woodridge HS

MEN’S TEAM Albert Brannan Kyle Cochrun Brian Cull Gus Dudek Zachary Goulet Heath Harris Matthew Hendrix Brad Hough Daniel Jackisch Andy Knapp JT Olson Dylan Papp Nick Stroemple Kyle Wheeler Joseph White John Wodarski

YEAR Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr.

HOMETOWN Cortland, Ohio Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Fredricktown, Ohio Green, Ohio North Canton, Ohio Cortland, Ohio Massillon, Ohio Imperial, Pa. Perry, Ohio Shelby, Ohio Mt. Orab, Ohio Green, Ohio North Canton, Ohio Green, Ohio Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Sylvania, Ohio

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Lakeview HS Woodridge HS Fredricktown HS Green HS North Canton Hoover HS Lakeview HS Massillon-Jackson HS Imperial HS Perry HS Shelby Senior HS Western Brown HS Green HS North Canton Hoover HS Green HS Woodridge HS Sylvania Southview HS

2011 CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

MEN Date Sept. 8 Sept. 17 Sept. 30 Oct. 14 Oct. 29 Nov. 12

Event Tommy Evans Invitational Navy Salty Dog Invitiational All-Ohio Championships Penn State National Mid-American Conference Championships Great Lakes Region Championships

Location Akron, Ohio Annapolis, Md. Cedarville, Ohio University Park, Pa. Muncie, Ind. Toledo, Ohio

Team Finish 1-1 6th (185) 3rd (94) 10th (264) 7th (133) 13th (408)

Top Akron Finisher 1. Brad Hough, 20:14 8. Brad Hough, 24:39.27 3. Brad Hough, 25:09.62 7. Brad Hough, 26:45 3. Brad Hough, 24:34.3 18. Brad Hough, 30:43.7

WOMEN Date Sept. 8 Sept. 17 Sept. 30 Oct. 14 Oct. 29 Nov. 12

Event Tommy Evans Invitational Navy Salty Dog Invitational All-Ohio Championships Penn State National Mid-American Conference Championships Great Lakes Region Championships

Location Akron, Ohio Annapolis, Md. Cedarville, Ohio University Park, Pa. Muncie, Ind. Toledo, Ohio

Team Finish 2-0 5th (132) 6th (154) 21st (567) 7th (212) 23rd (651)

Top Akron Finisher 2. Maria Moore, 18:52 6. Maria Moore, 22:19.52 19. Morgan Willis, 18:38.48 88. Alexsandra Bowers, 23:42 33. Kayla Whitlow, 22:21.6 98. Alexsandra Bowers, 22:31.0

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2011 CROSS COUNTRY ROSTER WOMEN’S TEAM Sarah Baker Marissa Baranauskas Alexsandra Bowers Lauren Buser Maria Moore Jillian Roth Kayla Whitlow Morgan Willis

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AKRON ZIPS ALL-TIME HONORS

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Nate Norris Mickey Andrade Mickey Andrade, Rob Murray Rob Murray Jake Magier Adam Bray Adam Bray Scott Mate

* no recipient in 2003 and 2006-11

ACADEMIC ALL-MAC 1994 1995 1996 1998 2005 2006 2010 2011

David Howard David Howard Andy Morgan Andy Knapp Scott Schlauder Rick Williamson Scott Schlauder Rick Williamson Scott Schlauder Phil Kochik David Pykare Jeff Swartzel Jeff Swartzel Gus Dudek Andy Knapp Heath Harris

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SECOND TEAM 2004 2005 2007 2010

Jason Headman Jason Headman Joe McCoy Brad Hough

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NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 1982 Ray Swaisgood 1983 Darrin Benedict 1984 Chris Broubert 1985 Jim Krupar 1986 Fernando Rodriguez 1988 Jim Brant 1989 Shawn Norman 1990 Darrell Clayton 1991 Charlie Livingston 1992 Rick Williamson

ALL-MAC SELECTIONS FIRST TEAM 2006 2007 2009 2011

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MOST IMPROVED 1984 Darrin Benedict 1986 Doug Reese 1987 John Porter 1988 Mike Coldsnow 1989 Not Awarded 1990 Landon Crowell 1991 Darrell Clayton 1992 Rob Porter 1993 Rick Catrone 1994 Rick Catrone 1998 Rob Murray 1999 Rob Murray 2000 Wes Parker 2001 Wes Parker 2002 N/A 2003 David Pykare 2004 David Pykare 2005 Jason Headman 2006 Mke Baraona 2007 David Marchione 2008 Mike Baraona 2009 Joe McCoy 2010 Dan Jackisch 2011 Brian Cull

1993 Nate Norris, Scott Schlauder 1996 Mickey Andrade 1997 Chris Rybicki 1998 Kevin Peck 1999 Paul Robinette 2000 Tyler Bloom 2001 Todd Moyers 2002 David Howard 2003 Scott Mate 2004 Jeff Swartzel 2005 N/A 2006 Mark Bogard 2007 Andy Morgan 2008 Gus Dudek 2009 Gus Dudek 2010 Kyle Wheeler 2011 Dylan Papp

COACHES

COACHES AWARD* 1982 Ray Jackson, Jim Luth 1983 Dave Carpenter 1984 Kevin Noble 1985 Doug Deshuk 1987 Doug Deshuk 1988 Matt Kolesar 1989 Tim Mallo 1990 Don Takitch 1991 Jim Mallo, Craig Reese 1992 Rob Porter 1993 Craig Reese 1994 Craig Reese 1995 Rick Williamson 1996 Scott Schlauder

1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005

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MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER 1982 Ray Jackson, Jim Luth, Dan Schumaker 1983 Kevin Noble 1984 Dana Carey 1985 Doug Deshuk 1986 Chris Groubert 1987 Dave Dobos 1988 John Porter 1989 John Porter 1990 Craig Reese 1991 Craig Reese 1992 Charlie Livingston 1993 Charlie Livingston, Craig Reese 1994 Charlie Livingston, Craig Reese 1995 Nate Norris 1996 Donnie Tillman 1997 Nate Norris 1998 Mickey Andrade 1999 Mickey Andrade 2000 Rob Murray 2001 Todd Moyers 2002 David Howard 2003 David Howard 2004 David Howard 2005 David Howard 2006 Jason Headman 2007 Jason Headman 2008 Gus Dudek 2009 Joe McCoy 2010 Andy Knapp 2011 Brad Hough

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AKRON ALL-TIME MEN’S HONORS


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AKRON ALL-TIME WOMEN’S HONORS MOST VALUABLE 1982 Susan Whitmer 1983 Susan Whitmer 1984 Dawn Smith 1985 Dawn Smith 1986 Dawn Smith 1987 Cheryl Baumgartner, Dawn Smith 1988 Cheryl Baumgartner 1989 Judy Ervin 1990 Judy Ervin 1991 Judy Ervin 1992 Judy Ervin 1993 Cindy Nunley 1994 Cindy Nunley 1995 Jennifer Solomon 1996 Mary Matuk 1997 Laura Jones 1998 Bobbie Hardbarger Michelle Rizzo 1999 Michelle Rizzo 2000 Bobbie Hardbarger 2001 Bobbie Hardbarger 2002 Adriana Zalucka 2003 Adriana Zalucka 2004 Morgan Sulzener 2005 Beata Rudzinska 2006 Sediah Erskine 2007 Sediah Erskine 2008 Larisa Arcip 2009 Larisa Arcip 2010 Kim Lorentz 2011 Alexsandra Bowers MOST IMPROVED 1983 Gayle Vojtush 1984 M.J. Midouszeski 1985 Kelly Long 1986 Paula Good Kelly Long 1987 Mindy Bragg 1988 Beth Crowley 1990 Kathy Ritchie 1991 Lynn Brant (Jutte) Suzanne Govey 1992 Cindy Nunley 1993 Lynn Brant (Jutte) 1994 Lynn Brant (Jutte) 1998 Jennifer Moore

1999 Laura Jones 2000 Jaime Alton 2001 Erin Frye 2002 n/a 2003 Brandi Schoeppner 2004 n/a 2005 Becki Michael 2006 Colleen Moran 2007 Kim Lorentz 2008 Kim Lorentz 2009 Ashley Rockwood 2010 Ro Rupe 2011 Kayla Whitlow COACHES AWARD* 1985 Dawn Smith 1986 Dawn Smith 1987 Paula Good 1988 Beth Crowley 1989 Angie Isco 1990 Rhonda Lewis Kathy Ritchie 1991 Suzanne Govey 1992 Judy Ervin 1993 Lynn Brant (Jutte), Karen Smith 1994 Lynn Brant (Jutte), Karen Smith 1995 Cate Harrington 1996 Cate Harrington 1998 Laura Jones 1999 Gigi Dostal Michelle Rizzo 2000 Gigi Dostal Michelle Rizzo 2001 Jaime Alton 2002 Erin Frye 2003 Morgan Sulzener 2004 Jennie Castle * no recipient in 1997 and 2005-11

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 1985 Cheryl Baumgartner 1988 Amy Akstens 1989 Lynn Jutte 1991 Cindy Nunley 1992 Steffanie Smith 1993 Tammy Booker 1995 Mary Matuk

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1996 Stephanie Mosley 1997 Laura Jones 1998 Bobbie Hardbarger, Michelle Rizzo 1999 Gigi Dostal 2000 Erin Frye 2001 Jennie Castle 2002 Adriana Zalucka 2003 Rachel Zubricky 2004 Beata Rudzinska 2005 Holly Sumser 2006 Sediah Erskine 2007 Cassie Schenck 2008 N/A 2009 Haley Hawthorne 2010 Sarah Baker 2011 Maria Moore ALL-MAC SELECTIONS FIRST TEAM 1999 Michelle Rizzo 2000 Bobbie Hardbarger 2001 Bobbie Hardbarger 2003 Adriana Zalucka 2004 Jennie Castle Beata Rudzinska 2005 Beata Rudzinska Brandi Schoeppner Morgan Sulzener 2006 Sediah Erskine 2007 Cassie Schenck 2008 Larisa Arcip SECOND TEAM 1999 Gigi Dostal 2003 Morgan Sulzener 2004 Morgan Sulzener 2005 Adriana Zalucka 2007 Sediah Erskine Larisa Arcip Kim Lorentz 2008 Kim Lorentz Cassie Schenck 2009 Larisa Arcip MAC CHAMPIONS 1999 Michelle Rizzo 2005 Beata Rudzinska

NCAA QUALIFIERS 1992 Judy Ervin 1999 Michelle Rizzo 2002 Adriana Zalucka 2004 Morgan Sulzener ALL-AMERICANS 1999 Michelle Rizzo ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 1999 Gigi Dostal (Second Team) 2000 Gigi Dostal (Second Team) ACADEMIC ALL-MAC 1993 Lynn Brant Cindy Nunley 1994 Cindy Nunley 2003 Jennie Castle Morgan Sulzener Adriana Zalucka 2004 Jennie Castle, Morgan Sulzener 2005 Gina DiAntonio Morgan Sulzener Adriana Zalucka 2006 Gina DiAntonio 2007 Larisa Arcip Olivia Jaworek 2008 Larisa Arcip Kim Lorentz Cassie Schenck 2009 Larisa Arcip Kim Lorentz 2010 Kim Lorentz 2011 Alexsandra Bowers


AKRON ZIPS LETTERWINNERS

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B

Ray Elsh

F

Lee Fadely Don Farles John Feola Mike Flasco Larry Fraieigh Bill Frutchey

G

Jim Gaj Brian Gibbons Bob Gill

1976

Dan Jackisch Ray Jackson Mike Jones Brett Justice

K

Ken Kemp Ray Klacik Paul Klein Paul Klim Andy Knapp Phil Kochik Matt Kosesar Scott Korom Jim Krupar

L

Jeremy Latsko Climon Lee Charles Livingston Jim Luth Andy Lynden

M

Chick Maffei Jake Magier Tim Mallo David Marchione Gary Marlow John Martel Scott Mate Dan McCallion Eric McCallum Joe McCoy Bob McDonald Dan McGregor Mark Merino Jeff Moneypenny Andy Morgan Matt Morrison Rich Mosholder Todd Moyers Joe Mulica Rob Murray Laban Mutai Tim Myers

N 1974 1963 1958 1961 1976 1967, 68, 69

Keith Newnham Dave Newton Larry Nicholaides Kevin Noble Shawn Norman Nate Norris

O 1979 2007 1957, 58

JT Olson Ron Ostroski

2010, 11 1979, 80, 81, 82 2000 1998 1957, 58, 59 1974, 75, 76 1973 1974 2008, 09, 10, 11 1996, 97, 98, 2000 1987, 88 1977, 78 1985 1998 1957 1991, 92 1978, 80, 81, 82 1994, 95, 96, 97 1973 1999, 2000, 01, 02 1988, 91 2006, 07 1979 1987 2003, 04, 05 1971, 72, 73, 74 1976 2008, 09 1967, 68 1974 1985 1978, 80, 81 2007 1989 1980, 84 2001, 02, 05 1975 1997, 98, 99, 2000 2007 2002 1970, 71, 72, 74 1983 1973 1981, 82, 83, 84 1989 1993, 94, 95, 97 2008, 09 1968

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Ken Schenker Scott Schlauder Dan Schumaker Mike Seymour Paul Silver Rich Simpson Dan Singleton Cecil Smith Sid Smith Fred Spring Jon Sprogue Adam Stackpole Joe Stahl Joe Stith Nick Stroemple Royal Stoner Byron Sturm Roy Swaisgood Jeff Swartzel

1979 1959, 61 1992, 93, 94, 95 1989, 90, 91 1986 1987, 88 1974, 76, 77, 78 1972, 73, 74, 75 1999 1986, 90 1977 1965 1973, 74, 76, 77 1959 1997 2004, 05, 06, 07 1974 1993, 94, 95, 96 1982, 83 1994 1970, 71, 72, 73 1970 1963, 64 1957 1977, 79, 81 1969 1976, 77, 78 2008, 09 1986 1968, 69, 70 2009, 10, 11 1959 1957 1982 2004, 05, 06

T

Shawn Taylor 1983 Don Takitch 1987. 88, 89, 90 Aaron Throckmorton 1992 Donnie Tillman 1994, 95, 96

W

Vince Walls Clayton Watson Doug Watts Ricky Weisheimer Fred Wendall George Wetherbee John Wheaton Kyle Wheeler John Whitehouse Kevin Whitsett Martin Wiggins Roger Willardson Rick Williamson Harvey Woodward

Y

Chuck Young Del Young Gary Young

Z

Bob Zimmerman

1979 2007 1961, 62, 63 2004, 05, 06, 07 1969, 70 1962, 64, 65 1979 2010 1958 1979, 80, 81, 82 1959 1979 1992, 93, 94, 95 1976 1962, 64, 65 1976, 77, 78, 79 1971 1956, 57, 59

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1965, 66, 67 1969, 70, 71 2001 1983, 84, 85, 87 1995 1984, 85, 86, 87 1977, 78 1976 1997, 98, 99 2008, 09, 10, 11 1961, 62, 63, 64 1973

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1965, 66, 67

Leon Rasberry Roger Reed Matt Reedy Craig Reese Doug Reese Steve Renner Nate Ritchie Pat Ritchie Paul Robinette Fernando Rodriquez Tom Roehlia Dick Rosenkrans Gary Rouse Ken Rowles Chris Rybicki Craig Rupe

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Greg Davis Ralph Davis Dan Deckard Doug Deshuk Brian Digman Dave Dobos Dennis Dobos Jim Donathan Luke Dostal Gus Dudek Jim Durbin Dave Durnan

Dave Isner

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1964, 65, 67 2011 2000, 01, 02 1979 1998 2002, 03, 04 1987, 88, 89 1988, 89, 90, 92 1974 2002, 03, 04, 05

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D

1965, 66, 67 1964, 65, 66 1980, 81, 82 1961, 62, 63 1982, 84 1981, 82, 83 1976, 77, 78 1994, 96 1983 1990, 91 1988 1998, 99 1976 1969 1989, 90, 91 1974, 75 1976 2011

I

1966 2011 2004, 05, 06, 07 1961, 62 1968 1991 1959 1961, 62 2011 2002, 03, 04, 05

Bill Painter Dylan Papp Wes Parker Tom Passarelli Kevin Peck Chris Perun John Porter Rob Porter Tom Porterfield David Pykare

COACHES

Bob Cabe Joe Cabe Dave Caldwell Allen Campbell Dana Carey Dave Carpenter Paul Carris Rick Catrone Brian Clayton Darrell Clayton Mike Coldsnow Josh Coleman Rich Colian Rick Cooksey Landon Crowell Dave Crumpler Eric Cunningham Brian Cull

Ed Hale Heath Harris Jason Headman Bill Heidemann Dave Hilkert John Hooker Dave Hoskinson Dennis Hoskinson Brad Hough David Howard

P

1974

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C

2005, 06, 07, 08 1969 1983 1961, 62, 63, 64 1976 1983, 84, 85, 86 1983 1983, 84, 85, 86 2000 2006, 08 1964 1976, 77, 78, 80 1983 1988, 89, 90, 91 2001, 03, 04, 05 1967 1971 1957, 1959 1965 1964

H

George Otieno

MEN’S TEAM

Mike Baraona Gary Barr Jerry Beard Bob Bell Frank Bedner Darrin Benedict Roby Black Damon Blackford Tyler Bloom Mark Bogard Dan Boucher Ken Bowles Eugene Bozin Jim Brant Adam Bray Paul Broaddus Scott Brown Jim Brueggeman Niles Bughman Robert Burkhard

2003, 04, 05, 06 1958 1972 1996, 97, 98, 99 1986, 87 1958 1974

1991, 92 1995, 96 2009, 11 1970, 71, 72, 73 1979 1984, 85, 86, 87

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Andrew Adam Alex Adams Eugene Alfred Micky Andrade Joe Andrea, Tr. John Anthe Brian Aris

Mark Godale Trent Goetz Zachary Goulet Cletus Griffin Gary Griffen Chris Groubert


AKRON ZIPS LETTERWINNERS

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Amy Akstens Jamie Alton Larisa Arcip Kristen Avery

L

1988, 89 1998, 99, 2000, 01 2007, 08, 09 1993, 94, 95, 96

B

Sarah Baker 2010, 11 Marissa Baranauskas 2010 Cheryl Baumgartner 1985. 86, 87, 88 Alexsandra Bowers 2010, 11 Tammy Booker 1993 Mindy Bragg 1986, 88 Lynn Brant (Jutte) 1989, 90, 91, 93

C

Tasha Carpenter Jennie Castle Sarah Cowen Beth Crowley Judy Crowley

M

Sue MacDonald Carolyn Marks Mary Matuk Lisa McCaulley Becki Michael Chris Mioduszeski M.J. Mioduszeski Michelle Monago Jennifer Moore Maria Moore Shawna Moore Colleen Moran Stephanie Mosley

N

D

Gina DiAntonio Gigi Dostal

2004, 05, 06 1999, 2000

Cindy Nunley

O

Megan O’Rourke

E

Carol Eckerly Sediah Erskine Judy Ervin

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Linda Fanberg, Tr. Jackie Fejes Emily Freudenrich Erin Frye G Emily Gloeckler Paula Good Suzanne Govey Heidi Gross

2007, 08 2006, 07, 08, 09 1989, 90, 91, 92

1987 2001, 03 2004, 05 2000, 01, 02 1983 1984, 85, 86, 87 1988, 89, 90, 91 2006, 07, 09

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Tracie Perren Ann Perry

Bobbie Hardbarger Cate Harrington Haley Hawthorne Eva Horvat Cindy Huise

I

Angle Isco

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Olivia Jaworek Kailey Johnson Katrina Jones Laura Jones

Bev Kirkner Karen Konet

1998-2001 1993, 94, 95, 96 2009 1998, 99, 2000 1990, 91

1987, 88, 89

2007, 08 2007 2002, 03 1997, 98, 99

1984 1995

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1984, 85 1982, 83 1995, 96, 97 2002 2002, 04, 05 1983, 84 1984, 85 1997 1998, 99 2011 1988 2006, 07, 08 1997

1991, 92, 93, 94

1988, 89, 90

BEATA RUDZINSKA

1991, 92 1984

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Angela Reichle 1982 Nannette Reisinger 1984, 85 Beth Richardson 1982 Kathy Ritchie 1988, 89, 90 Michelle Rizzo 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Ashley Rockwood 2008, 09 Jillian Roth 2011 Beata Rudzinska 2004, 05 Ro Rupe 2007, 08

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H

K

1997 2001, 03, 04 1996 1985, 86, 87, 88 1985, 86, 87

Tonya LaVigne Emily Lewis Rhonda Lewis Kelly Long Tammy Long Kim Lorentz Michelle Lyons

Cassie Schenck Carrie Schlauch Brandi Schoeppner Patsy Sechler Danielle Sidell Dawn Smith Jennifer Solomon Danielle Soucek Tina Stark Penny Steere Morgan Sulzener Holly Sumser

T

Laura Tighe

V

Mary Vechery

2007, 08, 09 1999 2002, 03, 04, 05 1981, 82 2006, 07, 08, 09 1984, 85, 86, 87 1994, 95, 96 1992, 93 1981 1981 2002, 03, 04, 05 2005, 06, 07

1981

1985

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Cathy Walter Samantha Whetherholt Kayla Whitlow Sue Whitmer Morgan Willis Gayle Wjotusn

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Adriana Zalucka Michelle Zonnevylle Rachel Zubricky

1995, 96 2002, 05 2011 1981, 82, 83 2011 1983

2002, 03, 05 1990 2003, 04, 05, 06


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60 METERS

Athlete Collister Fahie Dominique Watson Marcus Ferguson Phil Ferguson Lorenzo Brazzell Aaron Dobson Bryan Dowdell Bryan Jones Jamey Robson Bjorn Johansson

200 METERS

Athlete Phil Ferguson Tyshaun Peoples Lorenzo Brazzell Aaron Dobson Rufas Walls Marcus Ferguson Dominique Watson

400 METERS Athlete Phil Ferguson KC LaCross J’Lani Pryce Willie Brown Gabe Genovesi JJ Budzyn

800 METERS Athlete Willie Brown Max Hiltner Gabe Genovesi J’Lani Pryce James Gnecco JT Olson

Mark Date Meet 6.76 2/26/11 MAC Championships 6.83 2/18/11 Zips Invitational 6.83 2/26/11 MAC Championships 6.85 1/28/11 Penn State National 6.99 1/7/11 Akron Opener 7.02 1/14/11 Kent Dual 7.16 2/11/11 Akron Invitational 7.24 2/18/11 Zips Invitational 7.32 2/25/11 MAC Championships 7.38 2/25/11 MAC Championships

Mark Date Meet 21.14 2/26/11 MAC Championships 22.16 1/7/11 Akron Opener 22.27 2/12/11 Akron Invitational 22.32 1/14/11 Kent Dual 22.38 2/12/11 Akron Invitational 22.40 1/14/11 Kent Dual 22.59 2/12/11 Akron Invitational

Mark Date Meet 47.73 2/26/11 MAC Championships 48.48 1/7/11 Akron Opener 48.78 1/22/11 All-Ohio 49.02 2/18/11 Zips Invitational 50.87 1/14/11 Kent Dual 51.64 1/7/11 Akron Opener

Mark Date 1:50.08 2/12/11 1:50.79 2/18/11 1:52.95 2/18/11 1:54.02 2/12/11 1:54.61 1/7/11 2:01.76 1/7/11

Meet Akron Invitational Zips Invitational Zips Invitational Akron Invitational Akron Opener Akron Opener

1000 METERS (HEPTATHLON) Athlete Bjorn Johansson Jamey Robson Bryan Dowdell

MILE

Athlete Max Hiltner Zach Goulet Joe McCoy Scott Meyers Dan Jackisch Kyle Wheeler Brad Hough JT Olson Joe White Dylan Papp Nick Stroemple Gus Dudek

Mark Date Meet 2:53.23 2/26/11 MAC Championships 2:56.12 2/12/11 Akron Invitational 2:57.46 2/12/11 Akron Invitational

Mark Date Meet 4:06.13 3/5/11 Alex Wilson Invitational 4:11.80 2/18/11 Zips Invitational 4:12.30 2/18/11 Zips Invitational 4:13.20 2/18/11 Zips Invitational 4:15.36 1/14/11 Kent Dual 4:16.10 2/18/11 Zips Invitational 4:19.13 2/26/11 MAC Championships 4:19.51 1/14/11 Kent Dual 4:19.52 2/12/11 Akron Invitational 4:20.00 1/7/11 Akron Opener 4:21.10 2/18/11 Zips Invitational 4:24.60 2/18/11 Zips Invitational

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3000 METERS Athlete Dan Jackisch Joe McCoy Andy Morgan Dylan Papp Scott Meyers Gus Dudek Nick Stroemple Joe White Kyle Wheeler

5000 METERS Athlete Scott Meyers Kyle Wheeler Joe McCoy Dylan Papp Gus Dudek Nick Stroemple

Mark Date Meet 8:29.63 1/22/11 All-Ohio 8:31.81 2/26/11 MAC Championships 8:32.43 2/26/11 MAC Championships 8:37.79 1/14/11 Kent Dual 8:42.23 2/26/11 MAC Championships 8:42.77 1/14/11 Kent Dual 8:53.40 1/14/11 Kent Dual 8:55.98 1/7/11 Akron Opener 9:02.78 1/7/11 Akron Opener

Mark Date Meet 14:43.29 2/25/11 MAC Championships 14:54.39 2/12/11 Akron Invitational 14:55.04 2/11/11 Akron Invitational 15:06.01 2/25/11 MAC Championships 15:18.47 1/22/11 All-Ohio 15:40.18 2/12/11 Akron Invitational

60-METER HURDLES Athlete Tyshaun Peoples Bjorn Johansson Jamey Robson Bryan Dowdell

Mark Date Meet 7.83 1/28/11 Penn State National 8.53 1/14/11 Kent Dual 9.06 2/26/11 MAC Championships 9.15 2/18/11 Zips Invitational


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2011 MEN’S PERFORMANCE LIST 4X400 METER RELAY

Athlete Mark Date Akron A 3:14.30 1/29/11 3:14.96

1/7/11

Akron A

3:15.82

2/26/11

Akron A

3:15.93

1/14/11

Akron A

3:16.04

1/22/11

Akron A

3:22.76

2/12/11

Akron A

3:28.76

1/7/11

10:04.23 1/28/11

Akron A

10:14.30 1/21/11

Meet MAC Championships (Goulet, Pryce, McCoy, Hough) Penn State National (Goulet, Genovesi, Pryce, McCoy) All-Ohio (Goulet, Genovesi, Pryce, Jackisch)

Athlete Mark Mike McCall 2.14/7-00.25 Jakob Leon 1.95/6-04.75 Bjorn Johansson 1.86/6-01.25 Jamey Robson 1.81/5-11.25 Bryan Dowdell 1.63/5-04.25

Athlete Mark Date Meet Eric Hubbard 18.99/62-03.75 1/28/11 Penn State National Nick Banke 18.79/61-07.75 1/14/11 Kent Dual Austin Levering 17.47/57-03.75 2/18/11 Zips Invitational Kory Place 15.24/50-00.00 2/18/11 Zips Invitational

Athlete Bjorn Johansson Jamey Robson Bryan Dowdell

Mark Date Meet 5176 2/26/11 MAC Championships 4899 2/26/11 MAC Championships 3875 2/12/11 Akron Invitational

WOMEN’S TEAM

HIGH JUMP

WEIGHT THROW

Date Meet 1/22/11 All-Ohio 2/26/11 MAC Championships 1/14/11 Kent Dual 2/25/11 MAC Championships 2/11/11 Akron Invitational

COACHES

POLE VAULT

XC

Athlete Mark Date Meet Mike Uhle 5.30/17-04.50 1/7/11 Akron Opener Dan Garrett 5.20/17-00.75 2/12/11 Akron Invitational Joe Wesley 5.10/16-08.75 2/26/11 MAC Championships Kenny Owens 4.91/16-01.25 1/22/11 All-Ohio Shawn Light 4.75/15-07.00 2/18/11 Zips Invitational Bjorn Johansson 4.73/15-06.25 1/14/11 Kent Dual Jamey Robson 4.70/15-05.00 2/26/11 MAC Championships Ryan Clark 4.60/15-01.00 2/18/11 Zips Invitational Bryan Dowdell 4.45/14-07.25 2/18/11 Zips Invitational

2011 REVIEW

LONG JUMP

HISTORY

Athlete Mark Date Meet Tyshaun Peoples 7.57/24-10.00 1/22/11 All-Ohio Collister Fahie 7.52/24-08.25 1/14/11 Kent Dual Daryl Baptiste 7.50/24-07.25 1/22/11 All-Ohio Bryan Jones 7.12/23-04.50 2/18/11 Zips Invitational Darien Spann 7.02/23-00.50 2/18/11 Zips Invitational Jamey Robson 6.70/21-11.75 2/25/11 MAC Championships Bjorn Johansson 6.46/21-02.25 2/25/11 MAC Championships Bryan Dowdell 6.33/20-09.25 2/18/11 Zips Invitational

MEN’S TEAM

Akron A

Athlete Mark Date Meet Nick Banke 17.63/57-10.25 1/7/11 Akron Opener Austin Levering 15.75/51-08.25 2/26/11 MAC Championships Bjorn Johansson 14.63/48-00.00 2/25/11 MAC Championships Kory Place 14.46/47-05.25 1/14/11 Kent Dual Jamey Robson 12.30/40-04.25 1/21/11 All-Ohio Bryan Dowdell 10.35/33-11.50 2/11/11 Akron Invitational

HEPTATHLON

DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY Athlete Mark Date Akron A 9:57.16 2/25/11

SHOT PUT

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Akron A

Meet Penn State National (LaCross, P. Ferguson, Brown, Pryce) Akron Opener (Pryce, Brown, LaCross, P. Ferguson) MAC Championships (LaCross, Pryce, Genovesi, Brown) Kent Dual (Pryce, Brown, LaCross, Peoples) All-Ohio (Pryce, Brown, LaCross, Genovesi) Akron Invitational (Pryce, Genovesi, Brown, Walls) Akron Opener (Budzyn, Uhle, Johansson, Robson)

COLLISTER FAHIE

TRIPLE JUMP

Athlete Mark Date Meet Collister Fahie 15.39/50-06.00 2/26/11 MAC Championships Daryl Baptiste 14.23/46-08.25 2/26/11 MAC Championships Darien Spann 13.51/44-04.00 2/18/11 Zips Invitational

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2011 WOMEN’S PERFORMANCE LIST

HISTORY

2011 REVIEW

XC

COACHES

WOMEN’S TEAM

MEN’S TEAM

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

60 METERS

Athlete LaTalia Jones Noelle Bradley Seanlay Bell Edna Akora

200 METERS

Athlete LaTalia Jones Shauniece Steele Melonie Wright DeVonne Howard Amber Williams Felicia Close Brittany Cheese Amirah Harbour

400 METERS

Athlete Shauniece Steele Melonie Wright Amber Williams Kaylin Hauler Ashley Rockwood Amirah Harbour

800 METERS

Athlete Cassie Schenck Kim Lorentz Felicia Close Lauren Agnew Ashley Rockwood Brittany Cheese

MILE

Athlete Cassie Schenck Kim Lorentz Ro Rupe Alex Bowers

3000 METERS Athlete Kim Lorentz Cassie Schenck Alex Bowers Ro Rupe Haley Hawthorne

5000 METERS Athlete Alex Bowers

Mark Date Meet 7.54 1/7/11 Akron Opener 7.87 2/25/11 MAC Championships 8.01 1/22/11 All-Ohio 8.17 1/14/11 Kent Dual

Mark Date Meet 24.55 2/25/11 MAC Championships 24.82 2/25/11 MAC Championships 25.90 1/22/11 All-Ohio 26.29 2/12/11 Akron Invitational 26.50 2/12/11 Akron Invitational 26.77 1/7/11 Akron Opener 26.98 1/7/11 Akron Opener 27.32 2/18/11 Zips Invitational

Mark Date Meet 56.01 2/26/11 MAC Championships 58.63 1/22/11 All-Ohio 59.76 2/25/11 MAC Championships 63.09 1/14/11 Kent Dual 63.32 2/18/11 Zips Invitational 63.88 1/7/11 Akron Opener

Mark Date Meet 2:14.41 1/14/11 Kent Dual 2:17.09 1/14/11 Kent Dual 2:23.95 2/11/11 Akron Invitational 2:26.17 2/18/11 Zips Invitational 2:34.74 2/12/11 Akron Invitational 2:33.80 2/25/11 MAC Championships

Mark Date Meet 4:48.30 2/26/11 MAC Championships 4:56.90 1/14/11 Kent Dual 5:08.84 2/12/11 Akron Invitational 5:15.60 2/18/11 Zips Invitational

Mark Date Meet 9:43.68 1/29/11 Penn State National 9:45.90 1/29/11 Penn State National 10:34.81 1/14/11 Kent Dual 10:42.89 1/7/11 Akron Opener 12:45.27 1/7/11 Akron Opener

Mark Date 18:33.54 1/22/11

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Meet All-Ohio

FELICIA CLOSE

60-METER HURDLES Athlete Brittany Cheese Felicia Close

Mark Date Meet 8.66 2/26/11 MAC Championships 8.91 1/14/11 Kent Dual

4X400 METER RELAY

Athlete Mark Date Akron A 3:57.60 1/14/11 Akron A

3:58.59

Akron A

4:01.97

Akron A

4:02.78

Akron A

4:07.53

Akron B

4:19.59

Meet Kent Dual (Wright, Steele, Howard, Close) 1/12/11 Akron Invitational (Steele, Jones, Howard, Williams) 1/7/11 Akron Opener (Steele, Close, Hauler, Wright) 1/22/11 All-Ohio (Steele, Wright, Howard, Jones) 2/26/11 MAC Championships (Steele, Jones, Close, Williams) 1/7/11 Akron Opener (Harbour, Schenck, Akora, Williams)


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2011 WOMEN’S PERFORMANCE LIST HIGH JUMP

Date Meet 1/14/11 Kent Dual 2/18/11 Zips Invitational 2/12/11 Akron Invitational 2/25/11 MAC Championships

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Athlete Mark Brittany Cheese 1.65/5-05.00 Abby Kuelling 1.62/5-03.75 KaLonna Davis 1.55/5-01.00 Felicia Close 1.51/4-11.50

POLE VAULT

Athlete Mark Date Meet Kat Lee 4.14/13-07.00 3/5/11 Virginia Tech Last Chance Ariane Beaumont- 4.10/13-05.25 1/29/11 Pole Vault Summit Courteau Allie Wood 3.65/11-11.75 2/25/11 MAC Championships Chelsey Detwiler 3.56/11-08.00 1/14/11 Kent Dual

LONG JUMP

MEN’S TEAM

Athlete Mark Date Meet Brittany Cheese 5.97/19-07.00 2/18/11 Zips Invitational Kat Lee 5.59/18-04.25 2/25/11 MAC Championships DeVonne Howard 5.46/17-11.00 2/12/11 Akron Invitational Felicia Close 5.36/17-07.00 1/7/11 Akron Opener Noelle Bradley 5.24/17-02.25 2/25/11 MAC Championships KaLonna Davis 5.10/16-08.75 2/18/11 Zips Invitational

Athlete Mark Date Meet Katie Wise 10.96/35-11.50 1/7/11 Akron Opener Kat Lee 10.52/34-06.25 1/14/11 Kent Dual

SHOT PUT

KIM LORENTZ

WEIGHT THROW

Athlete Brittany Cheese Felicia Close

Mark Date Meet 3638 2/25/11 MAC Championships 3560 1/21/11 All-Ohio

2011 REVIEW

PENTATHLON

XC

Athlete Mark Date Meet Valerie Wert 19.60/64-03.75 1/28/11 Penn State National Sam Templeton 14.58/47-10.00 2/18/11 Zips Invitational

COACHES

Athlete Mark Date Meet Aliyah Cotton 13.12/43-00.50 1/14/11 Kent Dual Brittany Cheese 11.61/38-01.25 2/11/11 Akron Invitational Felicia Close 10.96/35-11.50 1/21/11 All-Ohio Sam Templeton 10.62/34-10.25 1/7/11 Akron Opener

WOMEN’S TEAM

TRIPLE JUMP

HISTORY

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2011 MAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 Mid-American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 25-26, 2011 | Perry Field House Bowling Green State University | Bowling Green, Ohio

HISTORY

2011 REVIEW

XC

COACHES

WOMEN’S TEAM

MEN’S TEAM

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

MEN’S FINAL TEAM SCORES

1. Akron (161); 2. Kent State (144); 3. Eastern Michigan (92); 4. Buffalo (63); 5. Central Michigan (61) Team Champion: Akron Most Outstanding Track Performance: Vanier Joseph, Eastern Michigan Most Outstanding Field Performance: Kevin Mays, Central Michigan Most Valuable Performer: Terefe Ejigu, Eastern Michigan Coach of the Year: Dennis Mitchell, Akron

AKRON INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

60m: 2. Collister Fahie, 6.76 (8 points); 7. Dominique Watson, 6.89; 8. Marcus Ferguson, 6.90 200m: 1. Phil Ferguson, 21.54 (10 points) 400m: 2. Phil Ferguson, 48.33 (8 points); 5. KC LaCross, 49.36 (2 points); 7. J’Lani Pryce, 49.99 800m: 1. Willie Brown, 1:51.77 (10 points); 5. Gabriel Genovesi, 1:54.43 (2 points); 9, Max Hiltner, 1:59.19 Mile: 2. Max Hiltner, 4:13.91 (8 points); 3. Zachary Goulet, 4:15.64 (6 points); 9. Brad Hough, 4:20.93 3000m: 4. Joe McCoy, 8:34.51 (4 points); 5. Andy Morgan, 8:35.13 (2 points); 8. Scott Meyers, 8:44.93 5000m: 3. Scott Meyers, 14:47.09 (6 points); 7. Dylan Papp, 15:09.81; 8. Kyle Wheeler, 15:15.85

Triple Jump: 2. Collister Fahie, 50-06.00 (8 points); 5. Daryl Baptiste, 46-08.25 (2 points); 11. Darien Spann, 42-07.50 Shot Put: 6. Nick Banke, 54-03.75 (1 point); 11. Austin Levering, 51-0825 Weight Throw: 7. Eric Hubbard, 59-00.25; 8. Nick Banke, 58-02.00 Heptathlon: 5. Bjorn Johansson, 5,176 (2 points); 7. Jamey Robson, 4,899

WOMEN’S FINAL TEAM SCORES

4x400: 2. Akron, 3:18.22 (8 points)

1. Eastern Michigan (118); 2. Western Michigan (89); 3. Miami (Ohio) (81); 4. Kent State (76); 5. Toledo (66.50); 6. Akron (51); 7. Central Michigan (50.50); 8. Bowling Green (45); 9. Buffalo (33); 10. Ohio (32); 11. Ball State (13); 12. Northern Illinois (8)

DMR: 1. Akron, 10:00.16 (10 points)

Team Champion: Eastern Michigan

High Jump: 1. Mike McCall, 6-08.75 (10 points); 8. Jakob Leon, 6-04.75

Most Outstanding Track Performance: Rachel Patterson, Miami

Pole Vault: 1. Mike Uhle, 16-08.75 (9 points); 1. Joe Wesley, 16-08.75 (9 points); 3. Dan Garrett, 16-02.75 (6 points)

Most Outstanding Field Becky O’Brien, Buffalo

60H: 2. Tyshaun Peoples, 7.91 (8 points)

Long Jump: 1. Tyshaun Peoples, 24-08.50 (10 points); 2. Collister Fahie, 24-07.75 (8 points); 4. Daryl Baptiste, 23-06.75 (4 points)

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Performance:

Most Valuable Performer: Diana Dumitrescu, Kent State Coach of the Year: Sue Parks, Eastern Michigan

AKRON INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

60m: 6. LaTalia Jones, 7.59 (3 points) 400m: 6. Shauniece Steele, 56.71 (3 points) Mile: 1. Cassie Schenck, 4:50.20 (10 points) 60H: 5. Brittany Cheese, 8.66 (4 points) 3000m: 7. Cassie Schenck, 9:56.97 (2 points) 4x400: 12. Akron, 4:10.33 High Jump: 10. Abigail Kuelling, 5-01.00; 15. Brittany Cheese, 5-01.00 Pole Vault: 1. Ariane Beaumont-Courteau, 13-03.50 (10 points); 4. Katherine Lee, 1211.50 (5 points); 8. Alexandra Wood, 11-11.75 (1 point) Long Jump: 12. Katherine Lee, 18-04.25; 17. Brittany Cheese, 17-04.75; 19. Noelle Bradley, 17-02.25 Shot Put: 16. Aliyah Cotton, 39-04.00 Weight Throw: 3. Valerie Wert, 59-05.00 (6 points); 21. Sam Templeton, 44-07.50 Pentathlon: 3. Brittany Cheese, 3,638 (6 points), 8. Felicia Close, 3,450 (1 point)


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MEN’S MAC INDOOR HISTORY 1996

1997

1999

Points 152 100 99.5 97 54.5 38 36 35 31 19.5 0

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Central Michigan 3. Western Michigan 4. Kent State 5. Akron 6. Toledo 7. Ball State 8. Buffalo 9. Marsahll 10. Ohio

2004

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Central Michigan 3. Kent State 4. Western Michigan 5. Akron 6. Ball State 7. Buffalo 8. Ohio

2005

Team Finish 1. Central Michigan 2. Kent State 3. Eastern Michigan 4. Akron 5. Ohio 6. Buffalo

Points 153.5 125.5 97 67.5 58.5 45 42 37 20 16

Points 186 145 112 69.5 64.5 33 32 20

2007

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Kent State 3. Akron 4. Buffalo 5. Central Michigan 6. Ohio

2008

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Akron 3. Kent State 4. Buffalo Central Michigan

2009

Team Finish 1. Kent State 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Akron 4. Central Michigan 5. Buffalo

2010

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Akron 3. Kent State 4. Buffalo 5. Central Michigan

2011

Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Kent State 3. Eastern Michigan 4. Buffalo 5. Central Michigan

Points 171 134 124.5 116.5 63 46

Points 169 167 141 75 61 42

Points 207 124 98 47 47

Points 159 132 109 64 61

Points 171 120 113 72 49

Points 161 144 92 63 61

Points 214 177.5 111 101 24.5 24

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HISTORY

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Kent State 3. Western Michigan 4. Central Michigan 5. Toledo 6. Bowling Green 7. Akron 8. Ball State 9. Marshall 10. Buffalo 11. Ohio

2003

Points 164 90 80.5 69.5 68.5 65.5 54 31 22 13 4

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Kent State 3. Central Michigan 4. Akron 5. Buffalo 6. Ohio

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2000

Points 188 111 77 77 52 47 41 33 24 11 2

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Western Michigan 3. Central Michigan 4. Ball State 5. Akron 6. Toledo 7. Kent State 8. Buffalo 9. Bowling Green 10. Marshall 11. Ohio

2006

XC

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Central Michigan 3. Western Michigan Kent State 5. Akron 6. Bowling Green 7. Toledo 8. Ball State 9. Marshall 10. Buffalo 11. Ohio

Points 178.5 101.5 100.5 96 57.5 56.5 32 17 15.5 8

2002

Points 168.5 87 86 80 65 54 41 23 21 20.5 16

COACHES

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Kent State 3. Western Michigan 4. Central Michigan 5. Bowling Green 6. Toledo 7. Akron 8. Ball State 9. Marshall 10. Ohio

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Central Michigan 3. Western Michigan 4. Kent State 5. Akron 6. Ball State 7. Buffalo 8. Bowling Green 9. Ohio 10. Marshall 11. Toledo

WOMEN’S TEAM

1998

Points 169 131.5 87 69 62 57 42 29 16.5

2001

MEN’S TEAM

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michgian 2. Kent State 3. Toledo 4. Central Michigan 5. Western Michigan 6. Bowling Green 7. Akron 8. Ohio 9. Ball State

Points 135.5 89.5 85.5 77 65 60.5 60 40 30 20

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Western Michigan 3. Kent State 4. Ball State 5. Central Michigan 6. Toledo 7. Bowling Green 8. Miami 9. Ohio 10. Akron


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WOMEN’S MAC INDOOR HISTORY

HISTORY

2011 REVIEW

XC

COACHES

WOMEN’S TEAM

MEN’S TEAM

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

1996

Team Finish 1. Ball State 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Bowling Green 4. Kent State 5. Western Michigan 6. Central Michigan 7. Toledo 8. Miami 9. Ohio 10. Akron

1997

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Kent State 3. Ball State 4. Western Michigan 5. Bowling Green 6. Toledo 7. Miami 8. Ohio 9. Central Michigan 10. Akron

1998

Team Finish 1. Ball State 2. Kent State 3. Bowling Green 4. Eastern Michigan 5. Miami 6. Toledo 7. Akron 8. Ohio 9. Central Michigan 10. Western Michigan 11. Marshall

1999

Team Finish 1. Bowling Green 2. Ball State 3. Eastern Michigan 4. Akron 5. Central Michigan 6. Kent State 7. Miami 8. Ohio 9. Western Michigan 10. Marshall 11. Buffalo 12. Toledo

Points 145 126 80 75.5 69 58 43.5 32 26 8

Points 138 108 90 64 60 59 47 41 30 26

Points 131.5 108 91 76.5 65.5 61 56 53 44 14.5 1

Points 110 109.5 92 79 76 68.5 55 35 17 13 5 3

2000

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Ball State 3. Akron 4. Kent State 5. Central Michigan 6. Toledo 7. Buffalo 8. Western Michigan 8. Bowling Green 10. Miami 11. Ohio 12. Marshall

2001

Team Finish 1. Ball State 2. Kent State 3. Eastern Michigan 4. Central Michigan 5. Akron 6. Bowling Green 7. Miami 8. Buffalo 9. Western Michigan 10. Ohio 11. Toledo 12. Marshall

2002

Team Finish 1. Central Michigan 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Ball State 4. Kent State 5. Toledo 6. Akron 7. Miami 8. Bowling Green 9. Western Michigan 10. Ohio 11. Buffalo 12. Marshall 13. Northern Illinois

2003

Team Finish 1. Kent State 2. Ball State 3. Central Michigan 4. Eastern Michigan 5. Western Michigan 6. Toledo 7. Akron 8. Miami 9. Buffalo 10. Bowling Green 11. Ohio 12. Marshall 13. Northern Illinois

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Points 142.67 109.5 115 97 81.33 28 25 16 16 15 2 0

Points 145 120 91 90 53.5 44 39.5 28.5 19 18 11 3.5

Points 122 101 97 88 58.5 51.5 38 31 24 22 21 9 0

Points 88 84.33 75.66 72.5 72 62 53 47.5 47 34 23 4 0

2004

Team Finish 1. Central Michigan 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Kent State 4. Ball State 5. Western Michigan 6. Miami Akron 8. Bowling Green 9. Buffalo 10. Toledo 11. Northern Illinois 12. Ohio 13. Marshall

2005

Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Kent State 4. Ball State 5. Central Michigan 6. Western Michigan 7. Miami 8. Buffalo 9. Northern Illinois 10. Bowling Green 11. Toledo 12. Ohio 13. Marshall

2006

Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Ball State 3. Western Michigan 4. Eastern Michigan 5. Central Michigan 6. Toledo 7. Kent State 8. Miami 9. Buffalo 10. Bowling Green 11. Northern Illinois 12. Ohio

2007

Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Western Michigan 3. Ball State 4. Central Michigan 5. Miami 6. Buffalo 7. Ohio 8. Bowling Green 9. Kent State 10. Northern Illinois 11. Toledo 12. Eastern Michgan

Points 103 92.5 90.5 77 57 51 51 45 41 28 13 9 5

2008

Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Western Michigan 3. Miami 4. Ball State 5. Central Michigan 6. Buffalo 7. Eastern Michigan 8. Kent State 9. Toledo 10. Ohio 11. Bowling Green 12. Northern Illinois

2009 Points 97 95.5 88.5 81.5 79 57 49 43.5 28 19 16 7 2

Points 118.5 105 75.75 69.5 61 51.75 46.5 46 41.5 30.75 13.75 3

Points 136 112 82.5 62 55.5 51 44 37 36 22.5 17.5 7

Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Kent State 3. Miami 3. Ball State 5. Western Michigan 6. Buffalo 7. Central Michigan 8. Ohio 9. Eastern Michigan 10. Toledo 11. Bowling Green 12. Northern Illinois

2010

Team Finish 1. Kent State 2. Central Michigan 3. Western Michigan 4. Miami 5. Eastern Michigan 6. Akron 7. Buffalo 8. Toledo 9. Ohio 10. Ball State 11. Bowling Green 12. Northern Illinois

2011

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Western Michigan 3. Miami 4. Kent State 5. Toledo 6. Akron 7. Central Michigan 8. Bowling Green 9. Buffalo 10. Ohio 11. Ball State 12. Northern Illinois

Points 106 96 88 86 55.5 50.5 40.5 34 32.5 32 26.5 12.5

Points 126 101 73 73 62 52 44.5 42.5 42 35 11 1

Points 107 100 92 79.5 75 61 46 44 26.5 25 6 1

Points 118 89 81 76 66.5 51 50.5 45 33 32 13 8


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MEN’S INDOOR TOP FIVE ALL-TIME 60 METERS

DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY

POLE VAULT

Mark Date 1:50.08 1/22/11 1:50.79 2/18/11 1:51.21 1/29/11 1:51.37 1/14/11 1:51.66 2/13/10

LONG JUMP

Mark Date 4:06.13 3/5/11 4:08.18 2/12/05 4:08.94 2/20/09 4:10.40 1982 4:10.73 1/29/11

TRIPLE JUMP

Mark Date 8:21.39 2/10/07 8:27.23 1/22/05 8:29.63 1/22/11 8:30.70 1994 8:31.60 1982

SHOT PUT

MILE Athlete 1. Max Hiltner 2. David Pykare 3. Mike Baraona 4. Jim Luth 5. Max Hiltner

3,000 METERS Athlete 1. David Howard 2. David Pykare 3. Daniel Jackisch 4. Craig Reese 5. Dan Schumaker

5,000 METERS Mark Date 14:41.58 2/10/07 14:43.29 2/25/11 14.45.54 2/26/05 14:49.78 1997 14:50.18 2/24/07

60-METER HURDLES Athlete 1. Tyshaun Peoples 2. Tyshaun Peoples 3. Tyshaun Peoples 4. Tyshaun Peoples 5. Tyshaun Peoples

Mark Date 7.83 1/28/11 7.89 2/19/10 7.90 1/14/11 7.93 2/12/11 7.95 2/12/11

Athlete 1. Cadeau Kelley 2. Tyshaun Peoples 3. Tyshaun Peoples 4. Collister Fahie 5. Daryl Baptiste

Mark Date 25-05.50 3/08/08 24-10.00 1/22/11 24-08.50 2/25/11 24-08.25 1/14/11 24-07.25 1/22/11

Athlete 1. Cadeau Kelley 2. Collister Fahie 3. Collister Fahie 4. Collister Fahie 5. Collister Fahie

Mark Date 51-01.25 1/11/08 50-06.00 2/26/11 50-04.75 1/29/11 50-02.50 1/14/11 48-09.50 1/22/11

Athlete 1. Auston Papay 2. Randall Hafner 3. Greg Corbitt 4. Nick Banke 5. Ray Weisenbarger

Mark Date 60-11.25 2/15/08 59-11.00 2/12/05 58-10.25 2/01/03 57-10.25 1/7/11 57-02.25 1/26/07

35-POUND WEIGHT Athlete 1. Randall Hafner 2. Greg Corbitt 3. Dustin Shaffer 4. Eric Hubbard 5. Eric Hubbard

Mark Date 66-04.25 2/10/07 65-05.00 2/28/03 64-10.00 2/21/04 64-03.75 2/13/10 62-03.75 1/28/11

HEPTATHLON Athlete 1. Daniel Kinsey 2. Mike Slomowitz 3. Bjorn Johansson 4. Bjorn Johansson 5. Bryan Fukuzawa

Mark Date 5,490 2/28/09 5,298 1999 5,218 2/13/10 5,176 2/26/11 5,174 2/28/04

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HISTORY

Athlete 1. Jason Headman 2. Scott Meyers 3. David Howard 4. Nate Norris 5. David Howard

Athlete 1. John Russell 2. Mike Uhle 3. Kevin Poest 4. Mike Uhle 5. Mike Uhle

2011 REVIEW

Mark Date 46.87 1997 47.73 2/26/11 47.80 1/22/11 47.85 2/24/07 48.08 1/7/11

XC

Athlete 1. Tomasz Smialek 2. Mike McCall 3. Mike McCall Mike McCall Ryan Jones Dan Martin

800 METERS Athlete 1. Willie Brown 2. Max Hiltner 2. Willie Brown 3. Willie Brown 5. Joe Mummert

Mark Date 18-02.50 1/13/06 17-09.25 3/06/10 17-07.00 3/05/05 17-04.50 1/7/11 17-01.75 3/05/11

HIGH JUMP Mark Date 20.92 3/09/01 21.14 2/26/11 22.16 1/7/11 21.23 1/22/11 21.23 2/13/10

400 METERS Athlete 1. Paul Donatelli 2. Phil Ferguson 3. Phil Ferguson 4. James Howell 5. Phil Ferguson

Mark Date 7-03.75 2/10/06 7-02.00 2/28/09 7-00.25 1/22/11 7-00.25 1/7/11 7-00.25 2/10/07 7-00.25 1984

COACHES

Athlete 1. LeShaunte Edwards 2. Phil Ferguson 3. Tyshaun Peoples 4. Phil Ferguson Phil Ferguson

Mark Date 9:57.16 2/25/11 9:59.59 2005 10:02.62 2/29/10 10:02.88 2/25/06 10:04.23 1/28/11

WOMEN’S TEAM

200 METERS

Athlete 1. Goulet, Pryce, McCoy, Hough 2. Moyers, Oyer, Mate, Pykare 3. Mummert, Seale, Gnecco, Goulet 4. Pykare, Meditz, Swartzel, Moyers 5. Goulet, Genovesi, Pryce, MCoy

MEN’S TEAM

Mark Date 6.67 1/26/01 6.67 2/27/99 6.76 2/26/11 6.79 1/12/07 6.80 1/30/09

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Athlete 1. LeShaunte Edwards Chad Bullett 3. Collister Fahie 4. Anthony Thomas 5. Aaron Dobson


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60 METERS Athlete 1. Latrese Taylor 2. Corine Gavin-Hall 3. LaTalia Jones 4. Jasmine Reynolds 5. Brittany Hocker

HIGH JUMP Mark Date 7.40 2/12/00 7.45 1/12/07 7.49 2/14/09 7.52 1/29/00 7.53 2/25/08

Athlete 1. Mary Varga 2. Natalie Sako Laura Wozniak 4. Alina Bocicor Karen Beasley Lisa Ravn

Mark Date 23.93 2/23/07 23.94 3/10/00 24.02 3/03/00 24.17 2/12/05 24.27 3/01/08

POLE VAULT

Mark Date 54.39 1/20/06 56.00 2/05/05 56.01 2/26/11 56.14 2/08/03 56.82 1/28/05

LONG JUMP

200 METERS Athlete 1. Corine Gavin-Hall 2. Latrese Taylor 3. Jasmine Reynolds 4. Deanna Caldwell 5. Brittany Hocker

400 METERS Athlete 1. Brittany Hocker 2. Deanna Caldwell 3. Shauneice Steele 4. Beata Rudzinska 5. Carol Holmes

800 METERS Athlete 1. Beata Rudzinska 2. Jennie Castle 3. Larisa Arcip 4. Danielle Sidell 5. Rachel Zubricky

TRIPLE JUMP

Mark Date 4:48.19 2/21/04 4:48.30 2/26/11 4:50.87 3/03/07 4:51.93 2/12/11 4:52.33 2/18/11

SHOT PUT

Mark Date 9:41.20 2/11/06 9:43.68 1/29/11 9:45.90 1/29/11 9:46.47 1/22/11 9:47.83 1/22/11

20-POUND WEIGHT

3,000 METERS Athlete 1. Brandi Schoeppner 2. Kim Lorentz 3. Cassie Schenck 4. Cassie Schenck 5. Kim Lorentz

5,000 METERS Athlete 1. Michelle Rizzo 2. Brandi Schoeppner 3. Adriana Zalucka 4. Judy Ervin 5. Morgan Sulzener

Mark Date 16:47.14 3/03/00 16:53.48 2/04/06 17:00.53 2/15/03 17:04.00 1993 17:24.70 2/12/05

60 METER HURDLES Athlete 1. Jessica Bright 2. Terra Jones 3. Brittany Cheese 4. Brittany Cheese 5. Paula Ferry

Athlete 1. Christi Smith 2. Niesha Kelly 3. Brittany Cheese 4. Brittany Cheese 5. Brittany Cheese

Mark Date 2:03.79 3/06/04 2:07.69 3/05/05 2:09.97 2/14/09 2:10.59 2/14/09 2:13.06 1/26/07

MILE Athlete 1. Beata Rudzinska 2. Cassie Schenck 3. Rachel Zubricky 4. Cassie Schenck 5. Cassie Schenck

Athlete 1. Carrie Kayes 2. Kira Sims 3. Katherine Lee 4. Ariane Beaumont-Courteau 5. Katherine Lee

Mark Date 8.46 2/24/07 8.61 2/26/00 8.65 2/12/10 8.66 2/26/11 8.67 3/01/08

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Athlete 1. Niesha Kelly 2. Christi Smith 3. Alina Bocicor 4. Takethia Jordan 5. Kira Sims

Athlete 1. Stevi Large 2. Jessie Sheeran 3. Allison Lawyer 4. Jenna Strouse 5. Renata Smith

Athlete 1. Stevi Large 2. Valerie Fraizer (Wert) 3. Valerie Fraizer (Wert) 4. Valerie Fraizer (Wert) 5. Valerie Fraizer (Wert)

Mark Date 6-01.25 2001 6-00-00 1/20/07 6-00.00 1/31/98 5-10.00 1/08/10 5-10.00 1/29/00 5-10.00 1/26/07

Mark Date 14-03.25 3/13/10 14-00.00 2/27/04 13-07.00 3/5/11 13-05.25 1/29/11 13-05.00 1/29/11

Mark Date 20-04.25 1999 19-09.75 2/27/09 19-07.00 2/18/11 19-05.25 2/12/11 19-02.75 2/26/10

Mark Date 40-02.25 1/15/10 40-01.50 2/12/00 39-01.00 2/27/10 37-02.25 2/09/02 36-09.50 2/09/02

Mark Date 55-01.50 2/20/09 51-00.25 2/18/00 48-11.50 2/07/09 48-06.00 2/04/06 48-04.00 2/23/02

Mark Date 71-06.00 3/14/09 64-09.75 2/27/09 64-03.75 1/28/11 63-02.25 2/18/11 62-00.50 2/12/11

PENTATHLON Athlete 1. Mary Varga 2. Christi Smith 3. Felicia Close 4. Brittany Cheese 5. Paula Ferry

Mark Date 4,078 2/24/01 4,016 2/25/00 3,738 2/12/10 3,731 2/12/10 3,705 2/02/08


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MEN’S INDOOR RECORDS SCHOOL RECORDS EVENT MARK 55m 6.23

RECORD HOLDER LeShaunte Edwards

DATE 1/15/00

60m 6.67 200m 20.92

LeShaunte Edwards Chad Bullett LeShaunte Edwards

2/00 2/99 3/9/01

200m

21.01

Mark Lattimore, Unattached

2/3/07

400m

47.00

Quentin Bowens, Kent State

2/18/06

400m

46.87

Paul Donatelli

1997

800m

1:49.06

Destin Heasley, Kent State

2/19/06

800m

1:50.08

Willie Brown

2/12/11

Mile

4:00.52

Jeff See, Ohio State

2/2/07

Mile

4:06.18

Max Hiltner

2/12/11

3000m

7:50.23

Jeff See, Unattached

2/12/11

3000m

8:21.39

David Howard

2/10/07

5000m

14:06.67

Wesley Korir, Louisville

2/17/07

5000m

14:41.58

Jason Headman

2/10/07

60mH

7.73

Brandon Hon, IN Invaders

2/16/07

Barron Pringle Mike Spencer Tyshaun Peoples

1998 1980 1/28/11

4x400

3:11.83

Eastern Michigan

2/24/07

DMR

9:39.03 Pittsburgh

2/13/10

John Russell, Akron

1/13/06

Nathan Mayle, Ohio Tone Belt, Louisville Andre Black, Louisville

2/24/07 2/17/07 2/18/07

Sheldon Battle, Unattached

2/13/10

Derek Woodske, Ash. Elite

2/5/06

Frank Shotwell, Michigan

2/3/08

COACHES

Donald Thomas, Nike

WOMEN’S TEAM

High Jump 2.25 (7-04.50) Pole Vault 5.51 (18-01.00) Long Jump 7.95 (26-01.00) Triple Jump 15.99 (52-05.50) Shot Put 20.16 (66-01.75) 35-lb Weight 23.13 (75-10.75) Heptathlon 5,525

2/17/07

MEN’S TEAM XC

4x400 3:13.33 Seale, Brown 2/13/10 P. Ferguson, Ta. Peoples 4x800 7:39.6 Luth, Carpenter, 1982 Butler, Whitsett DMR 9:57.16 Goulet, Pryce, 2/25/11 McCoy, Hough High Jump 2.23 Tomasz Smialek 2/11/06 (7-03.75) Pole Vault 5.54 John Russell 3/10/06 (18-02.50) (MAC record) Long Jump 7.63 Cadeau Kelley 3/8/08 (25-05.50) Triple Jump 15.58 Cadeau Kelley 1/11/08 (51-01.50) Shot Put 18.57 Auston Papay 2/15/08 (60-11.25) 35 lb Weight 20.22 Randall Hafner 2/10/07 (66-04.25) Heptathlon 5,490 Daniel Kinsey 2/27-28/09

DATE 2/24/07

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

55mH 7.41 60mH 7.83

STILE ATHLETICS FIELD HOUSE RECORDS EVENT MARK RECORD HOLDER 60m 6.67 Marc Johnson, Kent State

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WOMEN’S INDOOR RECORDS

60m 200m

7.40

LaTrese Taylor

2/12/00

STILE ATHLETICS FIELD HOUSE RECORDS EVENT MARK RECORD HOLDER 60m 7.37 Lashonda Davis, Miami 7.37 Patrice Beasley, EMU 200m 23.91 Patrice Beasley, EMU

23.93

Corine Gavin-Hall

2/23/07

400m

53.02

Mary Wineberg, Unatt.

2/16/07

400m

54.39

Brittany Hocker

1/20/06

800m

2:07.34

Ashley Cattran, Dayton

2/14/09

500m

1:17.90

Lisa Clark

Mile

4:38.22

Nicole Edwards, Michigan

1/18/08

800m

2:03.79

Beata Rudzinska

3/6/04

3000m

9:06.26

Mary Cullen, Providence

2/18/06

Mile

4:48.19

Beata Rudzinska

2/21/04

5000m

15:58.78

Mary Cullen, Providence

2/19/06

3000m

9:41.20

Brandi Schoeppner

2/11/06

60mH

8.06

Hyleas Fountain, Nike

2/13/10

5000m

16:47.14

Michelle Rizzo

3/3/00

4x400

3:39.85

Seton Hall

2/18/06

55mH

7.94

Jessica Bright

3/3/07

DMR

11:31.22 Georgetown

60mH

8.46

Jessica Bright

2/24/07

RECORD HOLDER LaTrese Taylor

DATE 1/22/00

4x400 3:46.56 Smith, Reynolds, Taylor, Clark 4x800 9.34.40 Perren, Drummond, Morian, Govey DMR 11:45.43 Rudzinska, Holmes Freudenrich, Zubricky High Jump 1.86 Mary Varga (6-01.25) Pole Vault 4.35 Carrie Kayes (14-03.25) (MAC record) Long Jump 6.20 Christi Smith (20-04.25) Triple Jump 12.25 Niesha Kelly (40-02.25) Shot Put 16.80 Stevi Large (55-01.50) 20 lb Weight 21.79 Stevi Large (71-06.00) (MAC all-time record) Pentathlon 4,078 Mary Varga (MAC all-time record)

HISTORY

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SCHOOL RECORDS EVENT MARK 55m 6.91

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1/29/00 1992 2/26/05 2/24/01 3/13/10 2/99 1/15/10 2/20/09 2/27/09 2/23/01

High Jump 1.85 Renee Hein, Cincinnati (6-00.75) Pole Vault 4.57 Jen Stuczinski, Pittsburgh (15-00.00) Long Jump 6.33 Shameka Marshall, Rutgers (20-09.25) Triple Jump 12.67 Tamara Highsmith, UCONN 41-07.00) Shot Put 17.17 Tia Brooks, Oklahoma (56-04.00) 20-lb Weight 21.55 Stevi Large, Unattached (70-08.50) Heptathlon 4,016 Diana Dumitrescu, Kent State Abbie Stechschulte, WVU

DATE 2/24/07 2/4/06 2/4/06

2/18/06 2/18/07 2/17/06 2/18/06 2/18/07 2/12/11 2/13/10 2/12/10 2/17/07


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2011 MEN’S PERFORMANCE LIST

HISTORY

2011 REVIEW

XC

COACHES

WOMEN’S TEAM

MEN’S TEAM

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

100 METERS

Athlete Lorenzo Brazzell Marcus Ferguson Collister Fahie Dominique Watson Bryan Jones Jamey Robson Daryl Baptiste Bjorn Johansson Bryan Dowdell Darien Spann

200 METERS

Athlete Lorenzo Brazzell KC LaCross Marcus Ferguson Tyshaun Peoples Rufus Walls Dominique Watson Bjorn Johansson

400 METERS

Athlete Willie Brown Gabe Genovesi Bjorn Johansson Jamey Robson Bryan Dowdell Bryan Jones

800 METERS

Athlete Willie Brown Max Hiltner Gabe Genovesi James Gnecco Nick Stroemple Scott Meyers

1,500 METERS Athlete Max Hiltner Brad Hough Joe McCoy Nick Stroemple Scott Meyers Zach Goulet Bjorn Johansson Jamey Robson Bryan Jones Bryan Dowdell

Mark Date Meet 10.74 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 10.77 3/25/11 LSU Relays 10.78 3/26/11 LSU Relays 10.87 3/25/11 LSU Relays 11.16 5/12/11 MAC 11.18 5/12/11 MAC 11.19 3/25/11 LSU Relays 11.25 5/12/11 MAC 11.36 4/15/11 All-Ohio 11.41 3/25/11 LSU Relays

Mark Date Meet 22.04 4/24/11 Jesse Owens 22.10 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 22.22 4/16/11 All-Ohio 22.42 4/30/11 Ashland Open 22.54 4/9/11 Duke Invitational 22.63 4/30/11 Ashland Open 23.50 4/23/11 Triton Invite

Mark Date Meet 48.03 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 49.07 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 50.72 6/8/11 NCAA 52.46 4/15/11 All-Ohio 52.72 4/15/11 All-Ohio 53.20 4/15/11 All-Ohio

Mark Date Meet 1:45.91 6/8/11 NCAA 1:50.50 4/24/11 Jesse Owens 1:52.26 4/24/11 Jesse Owens 1:54.40 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 1:57.86 4/9/11 Duke Invitational 2:00.13 4/9/11 Duke Invitational

Mark Date Meet 3:47.23 4/23/11 Jesse Owens 3:52.78 4/8/11 Duke Invitational 3:55.03 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 3:55.09 4/23/11 Jesse Owens 3:58.67 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 4:01.90 4/8/11 Duke Invitational 4:56.70 6/10/11 NCAA 4:57.38 6/24/11 USA Juniors 5:01.40 4/16/11 All-Ohio 5:14.51 4/16/11 All-Ohio

3,000-METER STEEPLE CHASE Athlete Joe McCoy Dan Jackisch Heath Harris

5,000 METERS Athlete Scott Meyers Brad Hough Dylan Papp Nick Stroemple Gus Dudek

Mark Date Meet 8:59.36 5/27/11 NCAA Prelims 9:55.96 4/15/11 All-Ohio 10:08.98 5/14/11 MAC

Mark Date 14:28.34 4/23/11 14:47.58 4/16/11 14:59.53 4/8/11 15:11.30 4/16/11 15:47.54 4/8/11

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BJORN JOHANSSON

10,000 METERS Athlete Scott Meyers Heath Harris Gus Dudek

Mark Date 31:00.74 4/15/11 32:24.80 5/12/11 33:10.42 4/15/11

Meet All-Ohio MAC All-Ohio

110-METER HURDLES Athlete Tyshaun Peoples Bjorn Johansson Bryan Jones Jamey Robson Bryan Dowdell

Mark Date Meet 13.96 4/23/11 LSU Alumni Gold 15.14 5/13/11 MAC 16.53 5/13/11 MAC 17.02 4/7/11 Texas Relays 17.79 4/16/11 All-Ohio

400-METER HURDLES Athlete KC LaCross

Mark Date 51.85 5/14/11

4X100 METER RELAY

Meet MAC

Athlete Mark Date Meet Akron A 40.50 3/26/11 LSU Relays (M Ferguson, Peoples, Fahie, Watson) Akron A 40.78 5/14/11 MAC Championships (M Ferguson, Peoples, Fahie, Watson) Akron A 41.00 4/23/11 LSU Alumni Gold (M Ferguson, Peoples, Fahie, Watson) Akron A 41.01 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright (Brazzell, M Ferguson, Fahie, Watson) Akron A 41.77 4/9/11 Duke Invitational (M Ferguson, Brazzell, Watson, Walls) Akron A 42.13 4/16/11 All-Ohio (M Ferguson, Brazell, Fahie, Watson)


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2011 MEN’S PERFORMANCE LIST 4X400 METER RELAY

Athlete Mike McCall Jakob Leon Bryan Jones Bjorn Johansson Jamey Robson Bryan Dowdell

JAVELIN Mark Date Meet 2.11/6-11.00 5/14/11 MAC 2.05/6-08.75 4/2/11 NE Ohio Quad 1.85/6-00.75 4/2/11 NE Ohio Quad 1.81/5-11.25 6/8/11 NCAA 1.81/5-11.25 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 1.73/5-08.00 4/15/11 All-Ohio

POLE VAULT

LONG JUMP

DECATHLON

Athlete Mark Bjorn Johansson 7449 Bryan Jones 6502 Jamey Robson 6294 Bryan Dowdell 5602

Date Meet 5/27/11 NCAA Prelims 4/7/11 Texas Relays 4/2/11 NE Ohio Quad 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright

Date Meet 6/9/11 NCAA 5/13/11 MAC 4/7/11 Texas Relays 4/16/11 All-Ohio

Date Meet 6/25/11 USA’s 5/13/11 MAC 5/14/11 MAC 3/25/11 LSU Relays 3/25/11 LSU Relays 6/8/11 NCAA 4/6/11 Texas Relays 4/15/11 All-Ohio

Date Meet 4/23/11 LSU Alumni Gold 4/16/11 All-Ohio

Date Meet 5/13/11 MAC 3/26/11 LSU Relays 4/2/11 NE Ohio Quad 5/12/11 MAC 4/15/11 All-Ohio 4/6/11 Texas Relays 4/15/11 All-Ohio

HISTORY

Athlete Mark Nick Banke 16.76/55-00.00 Austin Levering 16.50/54-01.75 Kory Place 14.83/48-08.00 Bjorn Johansson 14.11/46-03.50 Bryan Jones 12.00/39-04.50 Jamey Robson 10.98/36-00.25 Bryan Dowdell 10.15/33-03.75

Athlete Mark Eric Hubbard 61.07/200-04.25 Nick Banke 58.05/190-05.00 Austin Levering 55.73/182-10.00 Kory Place 46.63/153-00.00

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Athlete Mark Collister Fahie 14.68/48-02.00 Daryl Baptiste 13.31/43-08.00

Date Meet 4/9/11 Texas Relays 3/26/11 LSU Relays 5/14/11 MAC 5/17/11 MAC 4/9/11 Duke Invite 6/9/11 NCAA 4/2/11 NE Ohio Quad 4/2/11 NE Ohio Quad 4/16/11 All-Ohio 4/16/11 All-Ohio

XC

TRIPLE JUMP

HAMMER THROW

Date Meet 3/26/11 LSU Relays 5/13/11 MAC 4/23/11 Triton Invite 5/13/11 MAC 5/13/11 MAC 4/2/11 NE Ohio Quad

COACHES

Athlete Mark Collister Fahie 8.02/26-03.75 Tyshaun Peoples 7.69/25-02.75 Daryl Baptiste 7.42/24-04.25 Bryan Jones 7.25/23-09.50 Darien Spann 6.96/22-10.00 Bjorn Johansson 6.69/21-11.25 Jamey Robson 6.48/21-03.25 Bryan Dowdell 6.45/21-02.00

Athlete Mark Tyler Sweet 65.39/214-06.00 Bjorn Johansson 60.95/200-00.00 Nick Erdesky 60.57/198-09.00 Bryan Jones 59.70/195-10.00 Jamey Robson 55.58/182-04.00 Bryan Dowdell 52.96/173-09.00

Date Meet 5/28/11 NCAA Prelims 6/9/11 NCAA 5/13/11 MAC 4/7/11 Texas Relays 4/2/11 NE Ohio Quad

WOMEN’S TEAM

Athlete Mark Mike Uhle 5.20/17-00.75 Joe Wesley 5.07/16-07.50 Kenny Owens 5.06/16-07.25 Dan Garrett 4.96/16-03.25 Shawn Light 4.90/16-00.75 Bjorn Johansson 4.90/16-00.75 Ryan Clark 4.60/15-01.00 Jamey Robson 4.60/15-01.00 Bryan Dowdell 4.45/14-07.25 Bryan Jones 3.65/11-11.75

SHOT PUT

Athlete Mark Nick Banke 54.50/178-09.50 Bjorn Johansson 48.24/158-03.00 Bryan Jones 39.41/129-03.00 Jamey Robson 35.92/117-10.00 Bryan Dowdell 34.22/112-03.00

MEN’S TEAM

HIGH JUMP

DISCUS

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Athlete Mark Date Meet Akron A 3:18.68 5/14/11 MAC (Genovesi, Peoples, Brown, LaCross) Akron A 3:22.91 4/16/11 All-Ohio (LaCross, M Ferguson, Genovesi, Brown) Akron A 3:28.81 3/26/11 LSU Relays (Brazzell, Brown, Watson, Johansson)

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2011 REVIEW

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COACHES

WOMEN’S TEAM

MEN’S TEAM

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

100 METERS

Athlete Shauniece Steele Seanlay Bell Noelle Bradley Edna Akora Brittany Cheese

200 METERS

Athlete Shauniece Steele Brittany Cheese Noelle Bradley Amber Williams Edna Akora

400 METERS

Athlete Shauniece Steele Amber Williams

800 METERS

Athlete Cassie Schenck Kayla Whitlow Brittany Cheese

1,500 METERS

Athlete Cassie Schenck Ro Rupe Kayla Whitlow Marissa Baranauskas Alex Bowers

Mark Date Meet 12.23 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 12.53 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 12.72 3/25/11 LSU Relays 12.88 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 12.89 4/23/11 Triton Invite

Mark Date 24.86 4/9/11 26.08 4/6/11 26.44 4/9/11 26.74 4/16/11 27.13 4/8/11

Meet Duke Invite Texas Relays Duke Invite All-Ohio Duke Invite

Mark Date Meet 58.06 4/9/11 Duke Invite 59.03 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright

Mark Date Meet 2:16.03 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 2:18.46 4/30/11 Ashland Open 2:43.86 4/7/11 Texas Relays

Mark Date Meet 4:31.61 4/16/11 All-Ohio 4:49.14 4/30/11 Ashland Open 4:56.29 4/8/11 Duke Invite 4:59.60 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 5:05.86 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright

3,000-METER STEEPLE CHASE Athlete Cassie Schenck Alex Bowers

5,000 METERS

Athlete Kim Lorentz Marissa Baranauskas Cassie Schenck Ro Rupe Alex Bowers

Mark Date Meet 10:17.80 5/27/11 NCAA Prelims 11:48.83 5/14/11 MAC

Mark Date 17:09.86 4/8/11 18:03.67 4/8/11 18:08.04 3/25/11 18:24.96 4/16/11 19:06.22 4/8/11

10,000 METERS

Athlete Mark Date Kim Lorentz 36:31.65 4/15/11 Marissa Baranauskas 37:53.23 4/15/11

Meet Duke Invite Duke Invite LSU Relays All-Ohio Duke Invite

Meet All-Ohio All-Ohio

ARIANE BEAUMONT-COURTEAU

100-METER HURDLES Athlete Brittany Cheese Felicia Close

Mark Date Meet 13.93 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 14.90 3/25/11 LSU Relays

4X100 METER RELAY

Athlete Mark Date Akron A 47.21 5/7/11 Akron A

48.56

4/16/11

Akron A

48.80

4/9/11

4X400 METER RELAY

Athlete Mark Date Akron A 4:02.27 3/26/11

HIGH JUMP

Meet Campbell/Wright (Bradley, Steele, Bell, Cheese) All-Ohio (Bell, Akora, Bradley, Steele) Duke Invitational (Bradley, Steele, Bell, Akora)

Meet LSU Relays (Steele, Williams, Close, Bradley)

Athlete Mark Date Meet Brittany Cheese 1.60/5-03.00 5/14/11 MAC Abby Kuelling 1.60/5-03.00 4/2/11 NE Ohio Quad

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LONG JUMP

Athlete Mark Kat Lee 5.80/19-00.50 Brittany Cheese 5.77/18-11.25

SHOT PUT

DISCUS

Athlete Mark Valerie Wert 53.56/175-09.00 Aliyah Cotton 44.35/145-06.00 Brittany Funk 42.10/138-01.00

Athlete Mark Felicia Close 29.92/98-02.00 Brittany Cheese 29.77/97-08.00

HAMMER THROW

HEPTATHLON

Date Meet 4/16/11 All-Ohio 3/25/11 LSU Relays 4/6/11 Texas Relays

Date Meet 5/14/11 MAC 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright 5/14/11 MAC

Date Meet 4/2/11 NE Ohio Quad 4/2/11 NE Ohio Quad

Date Meet 5/12/11 MAC 5/12/11 MAC 5/12/11 MAC 4/1/11 NE Ohio Quad

CASSIE SCHENCK

Date Meet 4/7/11 Texas Relays

XC

Athlete Mark Brittany Cheese 4817

Date Meet 3/25/11 LSU Relays 5/7/11 Campbell/Wright

COACHES

Athlete Mark Valerie Wert 59.09/192-10.00 Brittany Funk 55.57/182-04.00 Carley Ballow 48.43/158-11.00 Emily Suciu 43.21/141-09.00

NE Ohio Quad LSU Relays

WOMEN’S TEAM

JAVELIN

4/2/11 3/26/11

MEN’S TEAM

Athlete Mark Aliyah Cotton 12.91/42-04.25 Brittany Funk 12.46/40-10.50 Brittany Cheese 11.46/37-07.25

Date Meet 4/23/11 Triton Invite 3/26/11 LSU Relays

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Athlete Mark Kat Lee 4.15/13-07.25 Ariane Beaumont- 3.97/13-00.25 Courteau Allie Wood 3.60/11-09.75 Chelsey Detwiler 3.59/11-09.25

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2011 MAC OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2011 Mid-American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships May 12-14, 2011 | Huskie Stadium Northern Illinois University | DeKalb, Ill.

HISTORY

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MEN’S TEAM

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MEN’S FINAL TEAM SCORES

1. Akron (198.50); 2. Kent State (165.50); 3. Central Michigan (119); t-4. Buffalo (112); t-4. Eastern Michigan (112); 6. Miami (105) Team Champion: Akron Most Outstanding Track Performance: Brycen Spratling, Eastern Michigan Most Outstanding Field Performance: Bjorn Johansson, Akron Most Valuable Performer: Terefe Ejigu, Eastern Michigan Coach of the Year: Dennis Mitchell, Akron

AKRON INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

100m: 5. Dominique Watson, 10.61 (4); 11. Lorenzo Brazzell, 10.77; 12. Marcus Ferguson, 10.81 800m: 1. Willie Brown, 1:51.46 (10); 3. Gabriel Genovesi, 1:55.02 (6); 15. Hiltner, 2:01.76 1,500m: 5. Nick Stroemple, 3:57.67 (4), 6. Brad Hough, 3:57.84 (3), 7. Mac Hiltner, 3:57.92 (2)

Levering, 48-11.50

200m: 20. Steele, 25.20

3,000m Steeple Chase: 2. Joe McCoy, 9:14.67 (8); 10. Heath Harris, 10:08.98

Hammer: 2. Eric Hubbard, 199-09 (8); 8. Nick Banke, 183-04 (1); 9. Austin Levering, 180-02

800m: 20. Kayla Whitlow, 2:21.90

5,000m: 11. Scott Meyers, 15:26.54; 14. Stroemple, 15:36.71

Javelin: 1. Tyler Sweet, 213-08 (10); 3. Nick Erdesky, 189-10 (6); 4. Bryan Jones, 189-00 (5)

10,000m: 3. Scott Meyers, 32:16.07 (6); 5. Heath Harris, 32:24.80 (4)

WOMEN’S FINAL TEAM SCORES

400mH: 2. KC LaCross, 51.85 (8); 200m: 10. Brazzell, 21.77, 13. M. Ferguson, 22.13

1. Kent State (117.50); 2. Eastern Michigan (116.50); 3. Miami (107); 4. Western Michigan (92); 5. Buffalo (78); t-6. Akron (55); t-6. Toledo (55); 8. Northern Illinois (47); 9. Ohio (46); 10. Central Michigan (38); 11. Bowling Green (36); 12. Ball State (25)

4x100: 2. Akron, 40.78 (8)

Team Champion: Kent State

4x400: 5. Akron, 3:18.68 (4)

Most Outstanding Track Performance: Rachel Whitley, Western Michigan

110mH: 1. Tyshaun Peoples, 14.14 (10)

High Jump: 1. Mike McCall, 6-11.00 (10); 4. Jakob Leon, 6-06.00 (4.50) Pole Vault: 1. Kenny Owens, 16-07.25 (10); 2. Dan Garrett, 16-03.25 (8); 7. Joe Wesley, 15-05.00 Long Jump: 1. Collister Fahie, 25-04.75 (10 points); 2. Tyshaun Peoples, 25-02.75 (8); 3. Daryl Baptiste, 24-04.25 (6) Triple Jump: 3. Fahie, 49-02.50 (6); 12. Baptiste, 43-06.50 Discus: 3. Nick Banke, 55-00.00 (6); 10. Austin

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Most Outstanding Field Becky O’Brien, Buffalo

Performance:

Most Valuable Performer: Iris Campbell, Western Michigan Coach of the Year: Bill Lawson, Kent State

AKRON INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

100m: 20. Shauniece Steele, 12.29; 24. Seanlay Bell, 12.5725; 25. Noelle Bradley, 12.5756

1,500m: 4. Schenck, 4:35.04 (5) 3,000m Steeple Chase: 1. Cassie Schenck, 10:24.48 (10 points); 14. Alexandra Bowers, 11:48.83 10,000m: 14. Marissa Baranauskas, 39:09.79 100mH: 7. Brittany Cheese, 14.15 (2) High Jump: 9. Brittany Cheese, 5-03.00 Pole Vault: 3. Katherine Lee, 12-08.00 (6); t-4. Ariane Beaumont-Courteau, 12-03.50 (4); 10. Alexandra Wood, 11-03.75 Long Jump: 2. Brittany Cheese, 19-06.00 (8); 7. Katherine Lee, 18-07.75 (2) Shot Put: 15. Brittany Funk, 38-05.00; 17. Aliyah Cotton, 37-00.50 Hammer: 3. Valerie Wert, 193-10 (6); 5. Brittany Funk, 182-04 (4); 14. Carley Ballow, 158-11 Discus: 2. Valerie Wert, 175-09 (8); 16. Funk, 138-01; 19. Cotton, 135-04


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MEN’S MAC HISTORY 1996 at Miami

1997 at Kent State

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Western Michigan 3. Toledo 4. Kent State 5. Central Michigan 6. Akron 7. Ball State 8. Bowling Green 9. Marshall 10. Buffalo 11. Miami 12. Ohio

2003 at Central Michigan Team Finish 1. Central Michigan 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Kent State 4. Toledo 5. Ball State 6. Miami 7. Buffalo 8. Western Michigan 9. Akron 10. Ohio 11. Marshall

Points 168 115 86 81.5 81 76.5 73 38 37 33 23 3

Points 158 137.25 116.50 95 67 60 53.25 43 42 33 13

CADEAU KELLEY

2004 at Miami

Team Finish 1. Kent State 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Central Michigan 4. Miami 5. Western Michigan 6. Buffalo 7. Ball State 8. Akron 9. Ohio

2005 at Ohio

Team Finish 1. Central Michigan 2. Kent State 3. Eastern Michigan 4. Miami 5. Akron 6. Ohio 7. Buffalo

2006 at Toledo

Team Finish 1. Central Michigan 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Akron 4. Kent State 5. Miami 6. Ohio 7. Buffalo

2007 at Miami

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Akron 3. Kent State 4. Central Michigan 5. Buffalo 6. Ohio 7. Miami

Points 156 145 118 102 91 66 66 62 11

Points 220 183 118 110.5 79.5 54 48

Points 176.5 159.5 134.5 132 102.5 58 54

Points 182 181 178 95 90 44 43

2008 at Bowling Green Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Kent State 4. Miami 5. Central Michigan 6. Buffalo

2009 at Akron

Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Kent State 4. Central Michigan 5. Buffalo 6. Miami

2010 at Buffalo

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Akron 3. Kent State 4. Buffalo 5. Central Michigan 6. Miami

2011 at Northern Illinois Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Kent State 3. Central Michigan 4. Buffalo 5. Eastern Michigan 6. Miami

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Points 183 182 153 129.5 85.5 79

Points 197 178 172 103 89 74

Points 186 175.5 149.5 136 97 66

Points 198.5 165.5 119 112 112 105

HISTORY

Points 151 136 101 89 77 65 54 48 32 27 21 18

2002 at Eastern Michigan

Points 155 136 88 81 74 70 61 43 37 28 24 21

2011 REVIEW

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Central Michigan 3. Western Michigan 4. Kent State 5. Miami 6. Akron 7. Toledo 8. Bowling Green 9. Ball State 10. Ohio 11. Buffalo 12. Marshall

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Western Michigan 3. Kent State 4. Central Michigan 5. Akron 6. Ball State 7. Miami 8. Marshall 9. Bowling Green 10. Buffalo 11. Ohio 12. Toledo

XC

1999 at Central Michigan

Points 171 152.5 93 85 74 70 44 44 40 37.5 8

2001 at Miami

Points 124 116 106 87 75.5 74 59 54 45 29 27.5 22

COACHES

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Kent State 3. Central Michigan 4. Western Michigan 5. Miami 6. Bowling Green 7. Ohio 8. Akron 9. Toledo 10. Ball State 11. Marshall

Team Finish 1. Kent State 2. Western Michigan 3. Central Michigan 4. Eastern Michigan 5. Akron 6. Ball State 7. Bowling Green 8. Toledo 9. Buffalo 10. Miami 11. Marshall 12. Ohio

WOMEN’S TEAM

1998 at Akron

Points 152.5 107 105 102.5 98 88 80 55 19 10

2000 at Buffalo

MEN’S TEAM

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Toledo 3. Central Michigan 4. Kent State 5. Western Michigan 6. Miami 7. Bowling Green 8. Akron 9. Ohio 10. Ball State

Points 166.5 129 112 78 75 74 60 51 43.5 30

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Team Finish 1. Western Michigan 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Kent State 4. Ohio 5. Miami 6. Toledo 7. Central Michigan 8. Ball State 9. Bowling Green 10. Akron


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1993 at Miami

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Bowling Green 3. Toledo 4. Miami 5. Ohio 6. Ball State 7. Kent State 8. Western Michigan 9. Central Michigan 10. Akron

1994 at Ohio

Team Finish 1. Ohio 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Ball State 4. Miami 5. Bowling Green 6. Kent State 7. Toledo 8. Central Michigan 9. Western Michigan 10. Akron

1995

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Ball State 3. Bowling Green 4. Kent State 5. Western Michigan 6. Central Michigan 7. Ohio 8. Miami 9. Toledo 10. Akron

1996 at Miami

Team Finish 1. Ball State 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Kent State 4. Bowling Green 5. Miami 6. Western Michigan 7. Central Michigan 8. Ohio 9. Toledo 10. Akron

1997 at Kent State

Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Kent State 3. Miami 4. Ball State 5. Western Michigan 6. Bowling Green 7. Ohio 8. Toledo 9. Central Michigan 10. Akron

Points 135 98 92 83 82 75 70 57 31 18

Points 136 122 103 87 73 72 55 47 40 15

Points 160 119 94 81 63 58 50 50 48 18

Points 134 118 116 94.5 88.5 72 52 48 47 18

Points 136 132 103 96 76 68 66 49.5 36.5 17

1998 at Akron

Team Finish 1. Ball State 2. Kent State 3. Bowling Green 4. Central Michigan 5. Ohio 6. Miami 7. Akron 8. Eastern Michigan 9. Toledo 10. Western Michigan 11. Marshall

1999 at Central Michigan Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Kent State 4. Central Michigan 5. Ball State 6. Bowling Green 7. Ohio 8. Miami 9. Buffalo 10. Toledo 11. Western Michigan 12. Marshall

2000 at Buffalo

Team Finish 1. Ball State 2. Kent State 3. Eastern Michigan 4. Central Michigan 5. Akron 6. Toledo 7. Buffalo 8. Bowling Green 9. Ohio 10. Western Michigan 11. Miami 12. Marshall

2001 at Miami

Team Finish 1. Ball State 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Akron 4. Miami 5. Kent State 6. Central Michigan 7. Ohio 8. Bowling Green 9. Toledo 10. Western Michigan 11. Marshall 12. Buffalo

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Points 120 119 108.5 100 90 83 56.5 47 45 33.5 15.5

Points 121 117 115 103 97.5 94 61.5 49 24.5 15 14 7.5

Points 157 151.5 137.5 106 94.5 42 41.5 35 20.5 18 13.5 0

Points 187.5 127 101.5 82.5 78 76 46 34.5 33 23 16 14

STEVI LARGE

2002 at Eastern Michigan Team Finish 1. Kent State 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Central Michigan 4. Ball State 5. Western Michigan 6. Toledo 7. Akron 8. Buffalo 9. Miami 10. Bowling Green 11. Ohio 12. Marshall 13. Northern Illinois

Points 133 128 112 93 67 58 55.5 47 45 41.5 37 2 0

2003 at Central Michigan Team Finish 1. Eastern Michigan 2. Miami 3. Akron 4. Kent State 5. Western Michigan 6. Ball State 7. Central Michigan 8. Toledo 9. Buffalo 10. Ohio 11. Bowling Green 12. Marshall 13. Northern Illinois

Points 117.50 106 95 86 83 68 62.5 59 45 43 36 15 3


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WOMEN’S MAC HISTORY 2004 at Miami

2005 at Ohio

Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Kent State 3. Western Michigan 4. Miami 5. Ohio 6. Ball State 7. Buffalo 8. Eastern Michigan 9. Bowling Green 10. Central Michigan 11. Toledo 12. Northern Illinois

Points 147 106.5 103 95.5 73 62.5 61 53 43 37.5 27 10

2010 at Buffalo

Team Finish 1. Kent State 2. Akron 3. Western Michigan 4. Central Michigan 5. Buffalo 6. Miami 7. Eastern Michigan 8. Toledo 9. Ohio 10. Ball State 11. Northern Illinois 12. Bowling Green

2011 at Northern Illinois Team Finish 1. Kent State 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Miami 4. Western Michigan 5. Buffalo 6. Akron 7. Toledo 8. Northern Illinois 9. Ohio 10. Central Michigan 11. Bowling Green 12. Ball State

Points 142 104 102 86.5 81 72 65 56 44.5 38 19 9

Points 117.5 116.5 107 92 78 55 55 47 46 38 36 25

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HISTORY

Points 154 135 83 80 66.5 60 54 54 47 40 28.5 17

2009 at Akron

Points 208.5 153 73.5 73 64 50.5 43 35.5 35 35 29 18

2011 REVIEW

Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Western Michigan 3. Central Michigan 4. Ball State 5. Buffalo 6. Ohio 7. Bowling Green 8. Miami 9. Toledo 10. Kent State 11. Northern Illinois 12. Eastern Michigan

Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Western Michigan 3. Miami 4. Kent State 5. Central Michigan 6. Buffalo 7. Ohio 8. Toledo 9. Eastern Michigan 10. Ball State 11. Bowling Green 12. Northern Illinois

XC

2007 at Miami

Points 141 103 97 89 85 60 52 50 45 35.5 35 25

2008 at Bowling Green

COACHES

Team Finish 1. Akron 2. Eastern Michigan 3. Ball State 4. Kent State 5. Western Michigan 6. Central Michigan 7. Bowling Green 8. Miami 9. Toledo 10. Northern Illinois 11. Ohio 12. Buffalo

NATALIE SAKO

WOMEN’S TEAM

2006 at Toledo

Points 129 122 118 98 85 64 59 53 33 32 16 5 5

MEN’S TEAM

Team Finish 1. Kent State 2. Akron 3. Eastern Michigan 4. Western Michigan 5. Central Michigan 6. Ball State 7. Buffalo 8. Miami 9. Northern Illinois 10. Bowling Green 11. Ohio 12. Marshall 13. Toledo

Points 112 107.50 99.50 97.50 94 89.50 58 46 40 32 17.5 17.5 6

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Team Finish 1. Central Michigan 2. Miami 3. Akron 4. Eastern Michigan 5. Kent State 6. Ball State 7. Western Michigan 8. Buffalo 9. Bowling Green 10. Toledo 11. Ohio 12. Northern Illinois 13. Marshall


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MEN’S OUTDOOR TOP FIVE ALL-TIME

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100 METERS

Athlete 1. LeShaunte Edwards 2. Chad Bullett 3. Aaron Dobson 4. Phil Ferguson 5. Anthony Thomas

Mark Date 10.23 5/23/99 10.24 5/22/99 10.31 5/16/08 10.38 4/13/10 10.45 5/17/08

200 METERS Athlete 1. LeShaunte Edwards 2. Chad Bullett 3. Jamie Johnson 4. Phil Ferguson 5. Phil Ferguson

400 METERS

Athlete 1. James Howell 2. Paul Donatelli 3. James Baisden 4. Takias Peoples 5. Willie Brown

800 METERS

Athlete 1. Willie Brown 2. Willie Brown 3. Willie Brown 4. Willie Brown 5. Willie Brown Bill Heideman (Converted)

1,500 METERS

Athlete 1. Jim Luth 2. Max Hiltner 3. Max Hiltner 4. Kevin Whitsett 5. Scott Schlauder

Mark Date 20.34 5/06/00 20.54 5/22/99 20.75 5/07/99 20.78 5/13/10 20.85 5/27/10

Mark Date 46.81 5/12/07 47.20 5/17/97 47.45 5/10/03 47.74 5/15/09 48.03 5/7/11

Mark Date 1:45.91 6/8/11 1:47.02 6/10/11 1:48.13 4/24/11 1:49.21 5/27/11 1:49.65 4/09/11 1:49.40 1962

Mark Date 3:41.10 1994 3:47.23 4/24/11 3:51.43 5/26/11 3:52.00 1980 3:52.54 1996

3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE Athlete 1. Joe McCoy 2. Joe McCoy 3. Joe McCoy 4. Craig Reese 5. Joe McCoy

5,000 METERS

Athlete 1. Scott Meyers 2. Jason Headman 3. David Howard 4. Rick Williamson 5. Ken Bowless

Mark Date 8:59.36 5/27/11 9:00.22 4/09/11 9:02.42 4/30/10 9:06.71 1994 9:06.98 4/16/10

Mark Date 14:28.34 4/24/11 14:31.67 5/01/09 14:31.95 4/08/05 14:35.95 1997 14:36.10 1978

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10,000 METERS

Athlete 1. Jason Headman 2. Clettus Griffin (6-mile conv.) 3. Nate Norris 4. Ken Bowles 5. Dan Schumaker

110-METER HURDLES

Athlete 1. Tyshaun Peoples 2. Tyshaun Peoples 3. Tyshaun Peoples Tyshaun Peoples 5. Devin Booker

400-METER HURDLES

Athlete 1. Mike Meditz 2. KC LaCross 3. KC LaCross 4. KC LaCross 5. KC LaCross

HIGH JUMP

Athlete 1. Tomasz Smialek 2. Mike McCall Ryan Jones 4. Mike McCall Dan Martin

POLE VAULT

Athlete 1. John Russell 2. Mike Uhle 3. Kevin Poest 4. Mike Uhle 5. Björn Johansson

LONG JUMP

Athlete 1. Collister Fahie 2. Cadeau Kelley 3. Collister Fahie 4. Collister Fahie 5. Collister Fahie

TRIPLE JUMP

Athlete 1. Cadeau Kelley 2. Collister Fahie 3. Collister Fahie 4. Issavelt Amison 5. Collister Fahie

Mark Date 30:10.65 4/17/09 30:10.40 (hand) 1972 30:11.22 1998 30:23.30 1978 30:47.61 1983

Mark Date 13.91 5/27/10 13.96 4/23/11 13.98 5/28/11 13.98 5/27/10 14.02 5/13/05

Mark Date 51.51 4/21/07 51.85 5/14/11 51.88 5/26/11 51.95 4/23/11 52.02 5/01/11

Mark Date 7-03.75 5/13/05 7-01.75 5/16/09 7-00.50 4/19/08 7-00.25 4/16/10 7-00.25 1986

Mark Date 18-01.00 5/28/05 17-07.00 5/13/10 17-02.25 5/10/03 17-01.75 4/10/10 17-01.00 3/31/10

Mark Date 26-03.75 6/25/11 26-02.25 5/03/08 25-11.50 4/08/11 25-09.25 4/23/11 25-07.25 6/10/11

Mark Date 50-08.25 5/31/08 49-05.50 5/02/09 49-02.50 5/14/11 48-09.25 1971 48-02.00 4/23/11


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MEN’S OUTDOOR TOP FIVE ALL-TIME SHOT PUT

DISCUS

Athlete 1. Auston Papay 2. Randall Hafner 3. Nick Banke 4. Dustin Shaffer 5. Ray Weisenbarger

JAVELIN

DECATHLON

LeSHAUNTE EDWARDS

2011 REVIEW

Mark Date 7,563 6/11/09 7,532 6/16/10 7,524 5/14/11 7,449 6/10/11 7,432 4/15/10

XC

Athlete 1. Daniel Kinsey 2. Björn Johansson 3. Björn Johansson 4. Björn Johansson 5. Björn Johansson

Mark Date 232-03 1992 221-11 5/16/08 214-06 3/26/11 213-11 4/30/10 212-07 4/11/09

COACHES

Athlete 1. Jeff Vojtko 2. Tyler Sweet 3. Tyler Sweet 4. Tyler Sweet 5. Nick Erdesky

Mark Date 203-10 5/28/04 202-07 4/28/07 200-04 5/27/11 196-02 3/25/11 195-11 5/01/11

WOMEN’S TEAM

Athlete 1. Greg Corbitt 2. Randall Hafner 3. Eric Hubbard 4. Eric Hubbard 5. Eric Hubbard

Mark Date 187-06.00 5/12/07 184-06.00 5/26/06 178-10.00 5/27/11 173-08.00 4/17/04 172-09.00 5/12/07

MEN’S TEAM

HAMMER

Mark Date 60-08.00 5/12/07 59-04.25 2004 57-10.50 4/23/10 57-07.00 5/27/10 57-04.75 5/07/05

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Athlete 1. Auston Papay 2. Greg Corbitt 3. Keith Huebner 4. Keith Huebner 5. Randall Hafner

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100 METERS

Athlete 1. Latrese Taylor 2. Jasmine Reynolds 3. Deanna Caldwell 4. Corine Gavin-Hall 5. LaTalia Jones

Mark Date 11.49 5/06/00 11.58 5/02/99 11.59 5/06/05 11.60 5/07/05 11.71 5/16/09

200 METERS Athlete 1. Latrese Taylor 2. Jasmine Reynolds 3. Corine Gavin-Hall 4. LaTalia Jones 5. Brittany Hocker

400 METERS

Athlete 1. Brittany Hocker 2. Lisa Clark 3. Carol Holmes 4. Beata Rudzinska 5. Lucretia Corbin

800 METERS

Athlete 1. Beata Rudzinska 2. Jennie Castle 3. Emily Freudenrich 4. Larisa Arcip 5. Larisa Arcip

1,500 METERS

Athlete 1. Beata Rudzinska 2. Larisa Arcip 3. Bobbie Hardbarger 4. Jennie Castle 5. Larisa Arcip

3,000 METERS

Athlete 1. Michelle Rizzo 2. Brandi Schoeppner 3. Adriana Zalucka 4. Judy Ervin 5. Morgan Sulzener

Mark Date 23.44 5/06/00 23.48 5/22/99 23.60 5/05/07 23.90 5/16/08 23.94 4/09/05

Mark Date 54.22 4/16/05 54.91 5/21/99 55.61 5/07/05 55.98 4/19/03 56.25 5/10/03

5,000 METERS

Athlete 1. Michelle Rizzo 2. Brandi Schoeppner 3. Kim Lorentz 4. Carol Eckerly 5. Morgan Sulzener

10,000 METERS

Athlete 1. Adriana Zalucka 2. Dawn Smith 3. Carol Eckerly 4. Kim Lorentz 5. Morgan Sulzener

100-METER HURDLES

Athlete 1. Jessica Bright 2. Terra Jones 3. Brittany Cheese 4. Brittany Cheese 5. Brittany Cheese Felicia Close

Mark Date 2:03.14 6/11/05 2:06.91 4/09/05 2:07.60 5/28/04 2:08.35 4/28/07 2:10.11 4/2/10

400-METER HURDLES

Mark Date 4:21.11 5/15/04 4:22.19 5//27/10 4:23.16 5/10/02 4:23.26 4/08/05 4:23.42 5/01/09

HIGH JUMP

Mark Date 9:41.01 3/25/00 9:51.06 4/01/06 9:57.86 4/03/03 9:59.61 1993 10:03.34 4/23/06

Athlete 1. Siobahn Counts 2. Ashley Kaltwasser 3. Ashhley Kaltwasser 4. Andrea Beans 5. Ashley Kaltwasser

Athlete 1. Natalie Sako Mary Varga 3. Karen Beasley Laura Wozniak 5. Lisa Ravn

POLE VAULT

Athlete 1. Carrie Kayes Kira Sims 3. Carrie Kayes 4. Carrie Kayes 5. Katherine Lee

Mark Date 16:28.90 4/27/00 16:44.92 3/25/06 16:50.07 6/21/08 16:54.92 4/26/08 16:58.64 4/28/05

Mark Date 34:30.25 4/24/03 35:54.00 1986 35:54.63 5/15/08 35:54.76 5/15/08 36:31.56 5/15/03

Mark Date 13.75 5/12/07 14.02 5/07/99 14.10 4/9/10 14.12 3/31/10 14/15 5/14/11 14.15 4/9/10

Mark Date 1:01.40 5/08/04 1:02.54 5/09/09 1:02.82 5/13/10 1:02.90 1989 1:03.04 4/30/10

Mark Date 6-00.00 4/14/07 6-00.00 5/01/99 5-10.75 5/13/00 5-10.75 5/09/98 5-10.00 5/05/07

Mark Date 14-01.25 6/12/09 14-01.25 5/14/04 13-11.25 4/9/10 13-09.75 3/31/10 13-07.25 4/24/011

3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE Athlete 1. Cassie Schenck 2. Cassie Schenck 3. Cassie Schenck 4. Cassie Schenck 5. Cassie Schenck

Mark Date 10:17.80 5/27/11 10:22.17 4/28/11 10:24.48 5/14/11 10:31.69 4/09/11 10:31.81 5/1/09

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LONG JUMP

Athlete 1. Christi Smith 2. Niesha Kelly 3. Niesha Kelly 4. Brittany Cheese 5. Niesha Kelly

Mark Date 20-05.75 4/07/00 20-00.25 5/03/08 19-07.00 4/02/10 19-06.00 5/14/11 19-05.25 4/30/10


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WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TOP FIVE ALL-TIME TRIPLE JUMP

SHOT PUT

Athlete 1. Stevi Large 2. Jessie Sheeran 3. Allison Lawyer 4. Jenna Strouse 5. Allison Lawyer

HAMMER

JAVELIN

Mark Date 5,932 4/06/00 5,591 4/05/01 4,974 4/01/10 4,965 4/01/10 4,926 4/19/08

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HISTORY

Athlete 1. Christi Smith 2. Mary Varga 3. Felicia Close 4. Katie Nentwick 5. Jen Osborn

CHRISTI SMITH

2011 REVIEW

HEPTATHLON

Mark Date 177-02 4/15/06 158-04 4/07/01 145-06 4/30/10 144-11 5/13/10 142-04 5/19/00

XC

Athlete 1. Ashley Kaufman 2. Mary Varga 3. Lauren Whitehill 4. Lauren Whitehill 5. Christi Smith

Mark Date 223-04 6/12/09 198-02 6/16/10 195-04 5/27/10 193-03 4/23/10 192-10 5/12/11

COACHES

Athlete 1. Stevi Large 2. Valerie Wert 3. Valerie Wert 4. Valerie Wert 5. Valerie Wert

Mark Date 176-06 5/13/10 176-01 4/16/10 175-09 5/14/11 175-07 5/17/08 170-01 4/9/10

WOMEN’S TEAM

Athlete 1. Valerie Wert 2. Valerie Wert 3. Valerie Wert 4. Stevi Large 5. Valerie Wert

Mark Date 51-10.50 4/19/08 51-07.25 4/15/00 48-11.50 5/13/10 48-08.00 3/25/06 48-05.50 4/03/09

MEN’S TEAM

DISCUS

Mark Date 40-11.75 5/27/10 40-10.50 5/7/10 40-09.50 5/27/10 40-09.50 5/13/10 40-08.25 5/7/10

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Athlete 1. Niesha Kelly 2. Niesha Kelly 3. Alina Bocicor Alina Bocicor 5. Alina Bocicor


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SCHOOL RECORDS EVENT MARK 100m 10.23

RECORD HOLDER LeShaunte Edwards

DATE 4/21/01

200m 20.34 LeShaunte Edwards 400m 46.81 James Howell

5/6/00

800m

1:45.91

Willie Brown

1,500m

3:41.10

Jim Luth

3,000m

8:36.02

Todd Moyers

3,000m Steeplechase 5,000m

8:59.36

Joe McCoy

14:28.34

10,000m

30:10.65

5/12/07

DATE 4/21/01

200m 20.34 LeShaunte Edwards, Akron 5/6/00 400m 46.27 Clement Chukwu, E. Michigan 5/98 800m

1:50.28

Mike Inge, Kent State

1982

1,500m

3:45.20

Tony Jordanek, Kent State

5/16/09

2005

8:57.65

Josh Karanja, E. Michigan

5/15/09

5/27/11

3,000m Steeplechase 5,000m

14:34.36

Josh Perrin, E. Michigan

5/16/09

Scott Meyers

4/24/11

10,000m

30:26.41

Clint Verran, E. Michigan

5/98

Jason Headman

4/17/09

5/12/01

110mH 13.91 Tyshaun Peoples 400mH 51.51 Mike Meditz

5/27/10

110mH 13.92 Ron Andrews, Kent State 400mH 51.41 Reggie Rucker, Buffalo

4x100 39.95 Edwards, Johnson, Moss, Bullett 4x200 1:23.17 Lemp, Bullett, Edwards, Johnson 4x400 3:09.97 Meditz, Davis, Harris, Howell 4x800 7:25.88 Genovesi, Hiltner Hough, Brown Sprint 3:22.57 Edwards, Biacofsky, Medley Battle, Flowers DMR 9:59.17 Mummert, Seale, Brown, Goulet High Jump 2.22 Tomasz Smialek (7-3.75) Pole Vault 5.51 John Russell (18-1.00) Long Jump 7.98 Cadeau Kelley (26-02.25) Triple Jump 15.45 Cadeau Kelley (50-08.25) Shot Put 18.51 Auston Papay (60-08.75) Discus 57.15 Auston Papay (187-6) Hammer 62.12 Greg Corbitt Throw (203-10) Javelin 70.78 Jeff Vojtko (232-3) Decathlon 7,563 Daniel Kinsey

5/22/99

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LEE JACKSON FIELD SCHOOL RECORDS EVENT MARK RECORD HOLDER 100m 10.23 LeShaunte Edwards, Akron

4/12/07

3/27/99 5/12/07 4/28/11 3/29/02 4/23/10 5/14/05 5/28/05 5/3/08 5/31/08 5/11/07 5/12/07 5/28/04 1992 6/10-6/11

5/4/03

5/5/07

4x100 39.93 Kent State 5/98 4x400 3:08.93 Eastern Michigan 5/98 High Jump 2.26 Henry Patterson, Unattached 5/8/04 (7-5.00) Pole Vault 5.51 John Russell, Akron 1/13/06 (18-1.00) Long Jump 7.66 Sean Robbins, Unattached 5/8/04 (25-1.75) Triple Jump 15.77 Sam Okantey, C. Michigan 5/98 (51-9.00) Shot Put 20.44 Keith Toth, Unattached 5/7/99 (67-0.75) Discus 60.98 Kibwe Johnson, Unattached 5/8/04 (200-1.00) Hammer 75.94 Kibwe Johnson, Unattached 7/5/07 Throw (249-02) Javelin 71.70 Kirt Thompson, Unattached 6/6/04 (235-03) Decathlon 7,821 Phil McMullen, W. Michigan 5/98


AKRON ZIPS AKRON OUTDOOR

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR RECORDS SCHOOL RECORDS EVENT MARK 100m 11.49

RECORD HOLDER LaTrese Taylor

DATE 1/22/00

23.44

LaTrese Taylor

2/12/00

54.22

Brittany Hocker

800m

2:03.14

1,500m

DATE 5/98

Beata Rudzinska

1/20/06

800m

2:08.34

Bobbie Hardbarger, Unattached 5/10/03

4:21.11

Beata Rudzinska

12/97

1,500m

4:21.78

Bobbie Hardbarger, Unatt

3,000m

9:41.99

Michelle Rizzo

3/6/04

3,000m

9:38.36

Briana Shook, Toledo

5/8/04

3,000m Steeplechase 5,000m

10:22.17

Cassie Schenck

4/28/11

10:09.40

Briana Shook, Toledo

5/10/03

16:28.90

Michelle Rizzo

2/11/06

3,000m Steeplechase 5,000m

17:00.08

Jackie Conrad, Ohio

5/98

10,000m

34:30.25

Adriana Zalucka

10,000m

34:59.61

Jackie Conrad, Ohio

5/98

100mH

13.75

Jessica Bright

5/12/07

400mH

61.40

Siobahn Counts

2/24/07 1/29/00 1992 2/26/05 4/30/05 4/4/03

5/1/99

4/19/08

5/98

4x100 45.76 Kent State 5/98 4x400 3:42.67 Ball State 5/98 High Jump 1.82 Mary Varga, Akron 5/99 (6-00.00) Pole Vault 4.26 Kira Sims, Akron 5/8/04 (14-0.00) Long Jump 6.12 Huina Han, Bowling Green 5/98 (20-1.00) Triple Jump 13.28 Huina Han, Bowling Green 5/98 (43-7.00) Shot Put 18.66 Connie Price-Smith, Unatt 6/20/00 (61-2.75) Discus 59.48 Roberta Collins, Unatt 6/13/00 (195-02) Hammer 67.86 Jackie Jeschelnig, Ashland Elite 5/8/04 Throw (222-08) Javelin 53.64 Kim Kreiner, Kent State 5/98 (176-00) Heptathlon 5,487 Christi Smith, Akron 5/98

5/13/10

2011 REVIEW

5/27/10

5/16/09

XC

6/12/09 5/14/04 4/7/00

100mH 13.60 Amber Williams, Ball State 400mH 58.14 Julia Laiuvara, Kent State

5/10/03

COACHES

4/28/05

Victoria Chatman, W. Michigan 5/15/09

WOMEN’S TEAM

6/12/09 4/14/06 4/06/00

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4x100 45.47 Perryman, Caldwell Gavin-Hall, Hocker 4x200 1:37.74 Perryman, Gavin-Hall Caldwell, Corbin 4x400 3:41.75 Caldwell, Rudzinska Castle, Holmes 4x800 8:42.96 Castle, Freudenich Rudzinska, Zubricky Sprint 3:54.92 Perryman, Corbin Medley Castle, Rudzinska DMR 11:30.17 Rudzinska, Hocker, Freudenrich, Castle High Jump 1.82 Mary Varga (6-00.00) Pole Vault 4.30 Carrie Kayes 14-01.25 Kira Sims Long Jump 6.20 Christi Smith (20-4.25) Triple Jump 12.49 Niesha Kelly (40-11.75) Shot Put 15.81 Stevi Large (51-10.25) Discus 53.81 Valerie Wert (176-06) Hammer 68.08 Stevi Large 223-04 (MAC All-Time Record) Javelin 54.00 Ashley Kaufman 177-02 Heptathlon 5,932 Christi Smith

3/3/00

5/98

MEN’S TEAM

Latasha Jenkins, Ball State

2/23/07

200m 23.21 400m 54.11

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

200m 400m

LEE JACKSON FIELD SCHOOL RECORDS EVENT MARK RECORD HOLDER 100m 11.31 Latasha Jenkins, Ball State


All-Time Akron Honors HISTORY

2011 REVIEW

XC

COACHES

WOMEN’S TEAM

MEN’S TEAM

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AKRON ZIPS

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AKRON ZIPS AKRON HONORS

MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER

Jeff Vojtko Craig Reese Jeff Vojtko Rob Porter, Scott Weitzel Todd Lugar Barron Pringle Mike Slomovitz Mickey Andrade Jim Ingersoll Ken Battle Greg Corbitt James Baisden Randall Hafner David Pykare (Indoor) A.J. Oyer (Outdoor) A.J. Oyer (Indoor) Randall Hafner (Outdoor) James Howell Mike McCall (Indoor) Aaron Dobson (Outdoor) Joe McCoy Joe Mummert (Indoor)

COACHES AWARD

1990 John Hooker 1991 Doug Sullivan, Rob Meadows 1994 Evan Waliguria 1995 Todd Lugar 2001 Jamie Johnson 2002 Jason Flowers 2003 Greg Miller 2004 Dustin Shaffer 2005 Kevin Poest 2006 Tomasz Smialek 2007 Randall Hafner 2008 Ryan Jones 2009 Jason Headman 2010 None 2011 Mike McCall

MAC CHAMPIONS

—INDOOR — 1999 Chad Bullett (60m) 2001 LeShaunte Edwards (200m) Frank Stupczy (Heptathlon) 2002 LeShaunte Edwards (60m, 200m) Kevin Poest (Pole Vault) Tomasz Smialek (High Jump) 2003 Greg Corbitt (Weight Throw) John Russell (Pole Vault) Tomasz Smialek (High Jump) 2004 Bryan Fukuzawa (Heptathlon) John Russell (Pole Vault) Dustin Shaffer (Weight Throw) 2005 Distance Medley Relay (Moyers, Oyer, Mate, Pykare) Kevin Poest (Pole Vault) Tomasz Smialek (High Jump) 2006 A.J. Oyer (60m Hurdles) John Russell (Pole Vault) Tomasz Smialek (High Jump) 2007 James Howell (400m) Anthony Thomas (200m) 2008 Daniel Kinsey (Pentathlon) Cadeau Kelley (Long Jump, Triple Jump) Anthony Thomas (200m) Mike Uhle (Pole Vault) 2009 Phil Ferguson (200m) Tyshaun Peoples (60m Hurdles) Mike McCall (High Jump) Mike Uhle (Pole Vault) Daniel Kinsey (Heptathlon) 2010 Tyshaun Peoples (Long Jump) Mike McCall (High Jump) Mike Uhle (Pole Vault) Bjorn Johansson (Heptathlon) 2011 Phil Ferguson (200m) Willie Brown (800m) Distance Medley Relay (Goulet, Pryce, McCoy, Hough) Mike Uhle (Pole Vault) Mike McCall (High Jump) Tyshaun Peoples (Long Jump)

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HISTORY

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1996 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

J’Lani Pryce (Outdoor) Daryl Baptiste (Indoor) Collister Fahie (Outdoor)

2011 REVIEW

MOST IMPROVED

2011

XC

Ken Gustely Andy Wuensch Neil Rock Chris Groubert Todd March, P.J. Wright Fernando Rodriguez Pat Wehrlin Dave Huecker Jim Hochstrasser Dwight Alfred Chad Palmer Rick Williamson Paul Donatelli, Scott Schlauder Nate Norris, Barron Pringle Rex Pyles Tim Sakmar, Stephen Toth Jamie Johnson LeShaunte Edwards Greg Miller Kevin Poest Tomasz Smialek John Russell Mike Wagner Cadeau Kelley (Indoor) Auston Papay (Outdoor) Ryan Jones (Indoor) Weston Lott (Outdoor) Anthony Thomas Mike Uhle (Indoor) Tyler Sweet (Outdoor) Phil Ferguson, Tyshaun Peoples Bjorn Johansson Gabe Genovesi (Indoor) Bryan Jones (Outdoor)

Jim Luth, Ather Keys Ather Keys Kevin Doble, Paul Moncrief Dan Martin, Paule Rickey Keith Gustely Dave Dobos, Keith Gustely, Mark Raia David Grassie, P.J. Wright Ron Karam, Fernando Rodriguez Shea Flaherty, John Hooker Tim Mallo Dave Huecker, Tim Mallo Doug Sullivan, Don Takitch, Jeff Vojtko Dan Graybeal, Rob Porter Craig Reese Ryan Heath, Todd Lugar, Rick Williamson Paul Donatelli, Barron Pringle, Rick Williamson Nate Norris, Barron Pringle, Tim Sakmar, Mike Slomovitz Mickey Andrade, Mike Slomovitz Jim DeMarco, Jim Ingersoll, Jamie Johnson LeShaunte Edwards, Jim Ingersoll, Frank Stupczy Greg Corbitt, LeShaunte Edwards Devin Booker, Greg Corbitt, Kevin Poest Devin Booker, Greg Corbitt, Kevin Poest Adam Bray, Devin Booker, Randall Hafner, Kevin Poest Randall Hafner, Mike Meditz, Dan Digman, David Pykare Cadeau Kelley, Randall Hafner Mike Meditz Ryan Jones, Cadeau Kelley, Auston Papay Auston Papay, Jason Headman, Daniel Kinsey, Aaron Dobson Aaron Dobson, Daniel Kinsey, Joe McCoy Bjorn Johansson, Mike Uhle

COACHES

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

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

WOMEN’S TEAM

PAUL WERNER AWARD (Freshman/Newcomer of the Year)

CAPTAIN’S AWARD

MEN’S TEAM

Jim Luth Andy Wuensch Dan Martin Dan Martin Mark Raia Tony Purnell Dave Grassie, P.J. Wright Ron Karam Ron Karam Dave Huecker, Jeff Vojtko Craig Reese Craig Reese Paul Donatelli Paul Donatelli Barron Pringle Barron Pringle Chad Bullett LeShaunte Edwards LeShaunte Edwards LeShaunte Edwards John Russell Greg Corbitt Tomasz Smialek (Indoor) John Russell (Outdoor) John Russell Randall Hafner (Indoor) Auston Papay (Outdoor) Cadeau Kelley Mike McCall (Indoor) Daniel Kinsey (Outdoor) Mike Uhle (Indoor) Daniel Kinsey (Outdoor) Collister Fahie (Indoor) Willie Brown (Outdoor)

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

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


AKRON ZIPS AKRON HONORS

HISTORY

2011 REVIEW

XC

COACHES

WOMEN’S TEAM

MEN’S TEAM

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

MAC CHAMPIONS

— OUTDOOR — 1997 Barron Pringle (110m Hurdles) 1999 Mike Slomovitz (Decathlon) 4x100m Relay (Edwards, Johnson, Moss, Bullett) 2000 LeShaunte Edwards (200m) 4x100m Relay (Edwards, Johnson, Bell, Bullett) 2001 LeShaunte Edwards (200m) Kevin Poest (Pole Vault) 4x100m Relay (Edwards, Johnson, Coble, Bullett) 2002 LeShaunte Edwards (100m) Bobby Hardebarger (1500m) 2003 Tomasz Smialek (High Jump) 2004 Greg Corbitt (Shot Put) 2006 John Russell (Pole Vault) Tomasz Smialek (High Jump) A.J. Oyer (60m Hurdles) 2007 Howard Harris (200m) Ryan Jones (High Jump) Cadeau Kelley (Long Jump) 4x100m Relay (Howell, Harris, Manley, Thomas) 2008 Aaron Dobson (200m) Cadeau Kelley (Long Jump, Triple Jump) Tyler Sweet (Javelin) Mike Uhle (Pole Vault) 2009 Tyler Sweet (Javelin) Daniel Kinsey (Decathlon) Tyshaun Peoples (Long Jump) Mike Uhle (Pole Vault) Mike McCall (High Jump) Zach Harper (110m Hurdles) K.C. LaCross (400m Hurdles) 4x100 Relay (Ty. Peoples, Brazzell,

2010 2011

2000 2004 2009 2010

—INDOOR — LeShaunte Edwards John Russell Daniel Kinsey Tyshaun Peoples

2000 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011

— OUTDOOR — LeShaunte Edwards John Russell (Field) Cadeau Kelley (Field) Daniel Kinsey (Field) Phil Ferguson (Track) Bjorn Johansson (Field)

MAC COACH OF THE YEAR 2008 2008 2011

— OUTDOOR — Dennis Mitchell Dennis Mitchell Dennis Mitchell

USTFCCCA REGIONAL HONOR 2008 2009 2011

Cadeau Kelley Field Performer of the Year Dennis Mitchell Coach of the Year Dennis Mitchell Coach of the Year

ALL-AMERICANS

— INDOOR — LeShaunte Edwards (100m, 200m) John Russell (Pole Vault) John Russell (Pole Vault) Tomasz Smialek (High Jump) John Russell (Pole Vault) Auston Papay (Shot Put) Mike Uhle (Pole Vault)

1999 2000 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011

— OUTDOOR — Chad Bullett (100m) LeShaunte Edwards (200m) John Russell (Pole Vault) Tomasz Smialek (High Jump) John Russell (Pole Vault) Cadeau Kelley (Long Jump) Daniel Kinsey (Decathlon) Daniel Kinsey (Decathlon) Willie Brown (800m) Collister Fahie (Long Jump)

Mike McCall (High Jump) Collister Fahie (Long Jump) Daniel Kinsey (Decathlon) Willie Brown (800m) Tyshaun Peoples (110m Hurdles) Tyler Sweet (Javelin) Kenny Owens (Pole Vault) Mike McCall (High Jump) Collister Fahie (Long Jump) Bjorn Johansson (Decathlon)

— OUTDOOR — LeShaunte Edwards

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A.J. OYER

— OUTDOOR —

2001 2003 2004 2005 P. Ferguson, Dobson) 2006 Phil Ferguson (200m) 2008 Mike Uhle (Pole Vault) 2010

MAC MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER 2001

MAC MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC 2005 2006 2007 2011

—OUTDOOR — Randall Hafner, Kevin Poest Randall Hafner Randall Hafner Bjorn Johansson Mike McCall

ACADEMIC ALL-MAC 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

—INDOOR — Kevin Poest, John Russell, Justin Southall, Matt Yankie Randall Hafner, Kevin Poest, David Pykare Randall Hafner, Matt Yankie Randall Hafner Mike Baraona, Weston Lott Joe Mummert Mike Baraona, Weston Lott Mike Uhle Joe Mummert, JT Olson, Mike Uhle Phil Ferguson, Mike McCall — OUTDOOR —

1996 1997 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Paul Donatelli Rick Williamson Greg Miller, Kevin Poest, Justin Southall Kevin Poest, John Russell Randall Hafner, David Pykare, John Russell Randall Hafner, Matt Yankie Randall Hafner, Weston Lott Mike Baraona, Weston Lott Joe Mummert, Weston Lott Mike Uhle Mike Uhle Eric Hubbard, Bjorn Johansson Mike McCall


AKRON ZIPS AKRON HONORS

MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER

Sonya Smiley Kelli Shingary Terri Renshaw Judy Ervin Simona Hall Cherie Pfeil Brande Lamb Tiffany Graham Jennifer Solomon Mary Varga Kelly Green Kira Sims Jennie Castle Beata Rudzinska Natalie Sako Brittany Hocker Stevi Large Larisa Arcip

COACHES AWARD

1989 Cheryl Baumbartner 1990 Suzanne Govey, Angie Isco 1991 Suzanne Govey 1992 Jennifer Richards 1994 Amy Chillik 2002 Renata Smith 2003 Mary Varga 2004 Kira Sims 2005 None 2006 Deanna Caldwell, Jenna Strouse 2007 Corine Gavin-Hall (Indoor) Natalie Sako (Outdoor) 2008 Crystal Goldsmith Dunn, Jessica Miller Hafner 2009 None 2010 Lauren Whitehill 2011 None

MAC CHAMPIONS 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 ­2010 2011

— INDOOR — Laura Wozniak (High Jump) Christi Smith (Pentathlon) Mary Varga (High Jump) Jasmine Reynolds (200m) Christi Smith (Pentathlon) LaTrese Taylor (60m) Mary Varga (High Jump, Pentathlon) Renata Smith (Shot Put) Mary Varga (High Jump, Pentathlon) Kira Sims (Pole Vault) Beata Rudzinska (800m) Beata Rudzinska (800m, Mile) Kira Sims (Pole Vault) Distance Medley Relay (Rudzinska, Holmes, Freudenrich, Zubricky) Beata Rudzinska (800m, Mile) Lisa Ravn (High Jump) Beata Rudzinska (800m) Corine Gavin-Hall (200m) Stevi Large (Weight Throw) Jessica Miller Hafner (Pole Vault) Colleen Moran (3,000m) Rachel Zubricky (Mile) Stevi Large (Weight Throw) Britany Hocker (200m) Stevi Large (Weight Throw) Larisa Arscip (Mile) Carrie Kayes (Pole Vault) Niesha Kelly (Long Jump) Carrie Kayes (Pole Vault) Cassie Schenck (Mile)

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HISTORY

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Cassie Schenk (Indoor) Kim Lorentz (Outdoor) Katherine Lee Allie Wood (Indoor) Brittany Cheese (Outdoor) Ariane Boumont-Courteau (Indoor) Brittany Funk (Outdoor)

2011 REVIEW

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

2008 2009 2010 2011

XC

Paula Good Cheryl Baumbartner Michelle Zonnevye Kathy Ritchie Jennifer Richards Cindy Nunley Brande Lamb Jasmine Reynolds Michelle Rizzo Bobbie Hardbarger Takeithia Jordan Liz Mangen Emily Freudenrich Deanna Caldwell (Indoor) Jenna Strouse (Outdoor) Stevi Large Colleen Moran (Indoor) Jessica Bright (Outdoor) Shamara McDavid (Indoor) Carol Eckerly (Outdoor) Danielle Sidell (Indoor) Carrie Kayes (Outdoor) Felicia Close (Indoor) Alina Bocicor (Outdoor) Katherine Lee

Tracie Haynes, Dianne Mioduszeski Kelly Connor, Tracie Haynes, Melissa Ulrich Paula Good, Tracie Haynes, Chris Mioduszeski Melissa Ulrich, Paula Good, Mary Jane Mioduszeski, Paula Good, Penny Phipps, Melissa Ulrich Paula Good Andrea Beans, Sherry Brinkley, Beth Crowley Angie Isco, Michelle Zonnevylle Suzanne Govey, Kanty Ritchie Suzanne Govey, Marcia Junior, Jennifer Richards Lynn Brant, Amber Drummond, Simona Hall, Judy Ervin Lynn Brant, Amy Chillik, Cindy Hooker Amber Drummond, Cherie Pfeil Dawn West Cate Harrington Mary Matuk, Christi Smith Laura Jones, Christi Smith, LaTrese Taylor Michelle Rizzo, Christi Smith, LaTrese Taylor Mary Varga, Renata Smith Mary Varga, Jeanine Thomas, Bobbie Hardbarger Kira Sims , Mary Varga, Lucretia Corbin Deanna Caldwell, Jennie Castle, Lucretia Corbin Deanna Caldwell, Jeanine Castle, Morgan Sulzener Deanna Caldwell-Edwards, Jenna Strouse, Morgan Sulzener Amy Lavalley, Jen Osborn Corine Gavin-Hall, Tamala Perryman Kirsten English, Stevi Large Jen Osborn Stevi Large, Lauren Whitehill, Niesha Kelly, Larisa Arcip Carrie Kayes, Niesha Kelly, Katie Nentwick, Lauren Whitehill Katherine Lee, Valerie Wert

COACHES

1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

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

WOMEN’S TEAM

MOST IMPROVED

CAPTAIN’S AWARD

MEN’S TEAM

Joni Mihalik, Tracie Haynes Chris Mioduszeski Chris Mioduszeski, Sue Whitmer Chris Mioduszeski Chris Mioduszeski Kelly Long Andrea Beans, Kelly Long Andrea Beans Marcia Junior Judy Ervin Judy Ervin, Suzanne Govey Judy Ervin Cindy Nunley Brande Lamb, Jennifer Solomon Christi Smith Christi Smith Christi Smith Christi Smith Mary Varga Bobbie Hardbarger Beata Rudzinska Beata Rudzinska Beata Rudzinska Jeanine Castle (Indoor) Ashley Kaufman (Outdoor) Stevi Large Stevi Large Stevi Large Carrie Keyes (Indoor) Valerie Wert (Outdoor) Cassie Schenck

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

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


AKRON ZIPS AKRON HONORS

HISTORY

2011 REVIEW

XC

COACHES

WOMEN’S TEAM

MEN’S TEAM

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

MAC CHAMPIONS 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

— OUTDOOR — Brande Lamb (High Jump) Christi Smith (Long Jump) Christi Smith (Heptathlon) Christi Smith (Heptathlon) Jeanine Thomas (Pole Vault) 4x100-meter Relay (Jones, Reynolds, Norflee, Taylor) Karen Beasley (High Jump) Christi Smith (Heptathlon) LaTrese Taylor (100m) Mary Varga (High Jump, Heptathlon) Bobbie Hardbarger (1,500m) Beata Rudzinska (800m, 1,500m) Mary Varga (Heptathlon) Beata Rudzinska (800m, 1,500m) Kira Sims (Pole Vault) Beata Rudzinska (800m) Jennie Castle (1,500m) Beata Rudzinska (800m) Natalie Sako (High Jump) Liz Mangen (Discus) Ashley Kaufman (Javelin) Larisa Arcip (1,500m) Natalie Sako (High Jump) Stevi Large (Hammer, Discus) Larisa Arcip (1500m) Carol Eckerly (10,000m) Jessica Miller Hafner (Pole Vault) Brittany Hocker (200m) Stevi Large (Hammer, Discus) Kim Lorentz (5,000m) Cassie Schenck (Steeplechase) Stevi Large (Hammer) Carrie Kayes (Pole Vault) Larisa Arcip (1,500m) LaTalia Jones (200m) Valerie Wert (Discus, Hammer) Cassie Schenck (Steeplechase)

ALL-AMERICANS 1998 1999 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

— INDOOR — Laura Wozniak (High Jump) Christi Smith (Long Jump) Mary Varga (High Jump) Beata Rudzinska (800m) Beata Rudzinska (800m) Kira Sims (Pole Vault) Beata Rudzinska (800m) Natalie Sako (High Jump) Natalie Sako (High Jump) Natalie Sako (High Jump) Stevi Large (Weight Throw) Stevi Large (Weight Throw) Carrie Kayes (Pole Vault)

1998 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006

— OUTDOOR — Christi Smith (Heptathlon) Christi Smith (Heptathlon) Mary Varga (High Jump) Christi Smith (Heptathlon) Mary Varga (Heptathlon, Javelin) Kira Sims (Pole Vault) Mary Varga (Heptathlon) Beata Rudzinska (800m) Kira Sims (Pole Vault) Beata Rudzinska (800m) Ashley Kaufman (Javelin) Natalie Sako (High Jump)

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2008 2009 2010 2011

Ashley Kaufman (Javelin) Stevi Large (Hammer) Stevi Large (Hammer) Carrie Kayes (Pole Vault) Carrie Kayes (Pole Vault) Valerie Wert (Hammer) Katherine Lee (Pole Vault)

NCAA CHAMPIONS 2000 2009

— OUTDOOR — Christi Smith (Heptathlon) Stevi Large (Hammer)

MAC CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS 2001 2003 2004 2009

— INDOOR — Mary Varga (High Jump: 6-01.25) (Pentathlon: 4,078 pts.) Beata Rudzinska (800m: 2:06.27) Kira Sims (Pole Vault: 14-00.00) Stevi Large (Weight Throw: 70-6.5) — OUTDOOR —

1999 2004 2009

Christi Smith (Heptathlon: 5,528 pts.) Beata Rudzinska (1,500m: 4:21.11) Kira Sims (Pole Vault: 14-01.25) Stevi Large (Hammer: 213-10)

NCAA MIDEAST CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS 2009

— OUTDOOR — Stevi Large (Hammer: 219-1)

MAC MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER — INDOOR —

1998

Christi Smith

MAC MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE — INDOOR —

2001 2004 2007 2008

Mary Varga Kira Sims Stevi Large (Field) Stevi Large (Field) — OUTDOOR —

1999 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Christi Smith Beata Rudzinska Ashley Kaufman (Field) Stevi Large (Field) Stevi Large (Field) Stevi Large (Field) Valerie Wert (Field)


AKRON ZIPS AKRON HONORS

ACADEMIC ALL-MAC

1999 2006 2007 2008 2009

— OUTDOOR — Dennis Mitchell Dennis Mitchell Dennis Mitchell Dennis Mitchell Dennis Mitchell

USTFCCCA REGIONAL HONOR — INDOOR —

2006 2008 2009

Stevi Large Field Performer of the Year — OUTDOOR — Dennis Mitchell, Coach of the Year Dennis Mitchell, Coach of the Year Brian Forrester Assistant Coach of the Year

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2008

2011 REVIEW

Jennie Castle, Ashley Kaufman, Lisa Ravn, Jenna Strouse, Morgan Sulzener Deanna Caldwell-Edwards, Ashley Kaufman, Jennifer Peck, Lisa Ravn, Jenna Strouse, Morgan Sulzener Jessica Bright, Carrie Kayes, Lisa Ravn, Rachel Zubricky Larisa Arcip, Carrie Kayes, Allison Lawyer, Kim Lorentz, Jessica Miller-Hafner, Cassie Schenck Valerie Wert Larisca Arcip, Alina Bocicor, Carrie Kayes, Allison Lawyer, Katherine Lee, Cassie Schenck, Valerie Wert, Lauren Whitehill Larisa Arcip, Alina Bocicor, Carrie Kayes, Allison Lawyer, Katherine Lee, Valerie Wert, Lauren Whitehill Ariane Beaumont-Courteau, Katherine Lee, Cassie Schenck, Valerie Wert

Dennis Mitchell Dennis Mitchell Dennis Mitchell Dennis Mitchell Dennis Mitchell

— INDOOR —

XC

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

COACHES

USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC

MAC COACH OF THE YEAR

WOMEN’S TEAM

— OUTDOOR — Cindy Nunley, Lynn Brant Brande Lamb Christi Smith, Kelly Trenta Mary Varga Jennie Castle, Lisa Ravn, Jenna Strouse Jennie Castle, Jenna Strouse, Jessica Bright, Jennifer Peck, Lisa Ravn Jessica Bright, Lisa Ravn Corine Gavin-Hall, Rachel Zubricky Larisa Arcip, Jessica Miller Hafner Niesha Kelley, Valerie Wert Larisa Arcip, Carrie Kayes, Stevi Large, Seanlay Bell, Shamara McDavid, Cassie Schenck Valerie Wert Larisa Arcip, Alina Bocicor, Carrie Kayes, Allison Lawyer, Valerie Wert, Lauren Whitehill Katherine Lee, Cassie Schenck, Valerie Wert

MEN’S TEAM

1994 1996 1999 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

— INDOOR — 2004 Brandi Schoeppner 2005 Jennie Castle, Lisa Ravn, Morgan Sulzener 2006 Jennie Castle, Jenna Strouse 2007 Jessica Bright, Lisa Ravn Rachel Zubricky 2008 Carrie Kayes, Jessica Miller Hafner 2009 Larisa Arcip, Carrie Kayes, Stevi Large, Carol Eckerly, Kim Lorentz, Valerie Wert 2010 Larisa Arcip, Carrie Kayes, Katherine Lee, Kim Lorentz, Valerie Wert 2011 Katherine Lee, Kim Lorentz, Cassie Schenck, Valerie Wert


AKRON ZIPS LETTERWINNERS

— MEN —

HISTORY

2011 REVIEW

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WOMEN’S TEAM

MEN’S TEAM

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

A

Doug Abrams Alex Adams Johnny Adams Dwight Alfred Charlie Allen Steve Allen Isavelt Amison Dennis Anderson Mickey Andrade John Anthe Louie Arko Bill Ashley Joe Atalara George Auten Steve Auten Tom Avalon Dave Axner

B

Carl Badalich Dom Baddo James Baisden Art Bailey Craig Bailey Mark Bailey Tyrone Bailey Charles Balough Nick Banke Paul Banks Daryl Baptiste Mike Baraona Dick Barrett Jim Bator Ken Battle Mike Battle Bob Begertt Ron Begley Jack Beidleman Oran Bell Robert Bell Darrin Benedict Chris Bennett Roger Bergh Chuck Bernard Rick Bitzel James Black Jeff Blackburn Damon Blackford Brian Blythin John Bodley Mark Bogard Aaron Bogle Devin Booker Chuck Booms Jim Borgen Jeff Bowersox Ken Bowles Jack Bowyer Bob Boxler Dave Boyd Kim Boylan Jim Braccio Bruce Bradshaw Clarence Bradshaw Jim Brant Lorenzo Brazzell Adam Bray John Brickels

Nick Continenza Greg Corbitt Phil Coudriet Wally Crabtree Demetri Crawley Nick Creme Clarence Crosby Landon Crowell Craig Culler Ken Cullifer Walt Cummings

1981 1959, 60, 61 2007, 08 1991, 92 2005, 06, 07 1979 1968, 69, 70, 71 1975 1996, 97, 98, 99, 00 1959 1950 1959 1950 1954, 55 1979 1995 1978

1965, 66, 67, 68 1950, 51, 52 2003 1957, 58, 59 1973 1986, 87 1980 1973 2010, 11 1982 2010, 11 2006, 07, 08, 09 1950 1978 2000, 01 1982 1955 1973, 75, 76 1968, 69, 70, 71 1999, 00 1962, 63, 64 1984, 85 2003, 04, 05 1975, 77, 78, 79 1967 1979, 82 1982, 84 1980 1984, 85, 86, 87 1994 1968 2007 1995 2002, 04, 05 1976, 77 1964, 65 1976 1978, 79, 80, 81 1952, 53, 55 1955, 56, 57, 58 1979 1973, 75 1964, 65, 66, 67 1954 1955 1989, 90, 92 2008, 09, 10 2004, 05 1972

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Tony Brinson Paul Broaddus Jim Brown Paul Brown Ron Brown Scott Brown Virgil Brown Willie Brown Bob Brubaker Jack Bryant Niles Bughman Chad Bullett Jim Burant Ty Burkhart Marco Burnette Tyrone Burrell Gib Butler Henry Butler

C

Bob Cabe Joe Cabe Dave Caldwell Al Campbell Mike Carney Dave Carpenter Kevin Cash Jim Cassanova Rick Catrone Daryl Chapman Tyler Chronister Dana Cimorell Dave Clegg Matt Cleveland Chane Cline Rickie Coble Steve Cockerham Mike Coldsnow Matt Connelly

Harold Darkow Bill Darrah Greg Davis Kim Davis Levi Davis Marcus Davis Jim DeMarco Dennis Denson Doug Deshuk Brian Digman Dan Digman Dennis Dobos Aaron Dobson John Dobrzeniecki Bill Dohner AARON DOBSON Paul Donatelli Steve Dorbish Joe Dorsey 1979 Mike Dudock 1968, 69 Gs Dudek 1961 Jim Durbin 1958 1958, 64, 65, 66 E 1972, 73, 74, 75 Ben Eachus 1961, 62 Mike Ebert 2010, 11 LeShaunte Edwards 1960, 61 Jerry Emley 1977, 79 Reggie England 1965, 66 Nick Erdesky 1999, 00, 01 Rex Erusiafe 1977, 79 Dave Evans 2008 Glenn Evans 1959, 60, 61 Ron Evans 1978 Bill Ewan 1974, 75 Andre Ewing 1982, 84

1967, 68 1964, 66, 67, 68 1981, 83 1961, 62, 63, 64 1993, 94 1982, 83, 84 1978 1970, 71 1993, 94 1983 2008, 09 1979 1969 2003 1997 2001 1978 1986, 88, 89 1994

F

Collister Fahie Dave Faries Marcus Ferguson Phil Ferguson John Feola Richard Fisher Dick Fitzpatrick Mike Flachbart Shea Flaherty Gary Flinn Jason Flowers Jeff Foraker Louis Formen Larry Fraleigh Doug Frank Ken Frank Jerry Frient Bill Frutchey Ray Furbee Marcus Furguson

2005, 06 2000, 01, 02, 03 1972 1984 1983 1964, 65 1981 1990, 92 1977, 78, 79 1987, 88 1954

1960, 70, 71, 72 1988 1966 1972, 73 1965, 66 2007 1999, 00, 01, 02 1986 1985, 86, 87, 88 1996, 97 2005, 06 1976, 77, 78, 79 2007, 08, 09, 10 1975, 76, 77, 78 1965, 67, 68, 69 1994, 95, 96, 97 1984 1991 1961, 62, 64 2009 1962, 63 1995 1986, 87 1999, 00, 01, 02 1982 1968, 69, 70, 71 2008, 09, 10, 11 1981 1962, 63 1976 1974 1971 1991

2008, 09, 10, 11 1963 2008, 10, 11 2009, 10, 11 1959 1993 1957 1985, 86, 87, 89 1988, 89, 90, 91 1955 1999, 00, 01 1972, 73, 74 1974 1979 1967, 68, 70, 71 1972, 73, 74, 75 1956, 57 1968, 69, 70 1956 2008


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Maurice Jackson Ray Jackson Dale Jenrette Bjorn Johansson Jamie Johnson Jeff Johnson Ron Johnson Shelby Johnson Bryan Jones Burton Jones Jerry Jones Rashad Jones Ryan Jones

K

Chuck Kandiko Ron Karam Jim Karl Ken Kavali Cadeau Kelley Fran Kelley Ken Kemp Ather Keys Jeff Kidd Ben Kimbrough Daniel Kinsey Eric Kinsey Jray Klacik Carl Klaus Gary Klaus Paul Klim Andy Knapp Frank Knox Dick Koehler Matt Kolesar Harold Kullman Tom Kulscar

L

2007, 08, 09, 11 1956 2008 1982, 84, 85, 86 1964, 65, 67, 68 1976, 77 1958, 59, 60, 61 1997, 98, 99 2011 1967, 69, 70 1957 1989 1953 1992, 93, 94 1972, 73 1966 2006, 07, 08, 09 1951, 52, 53 1996, 97, 98 1986 1992, 93, 94, 95 1979, 93, 94, 95 1979, 81, 82 1950, 51 1955

HISTORY

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1958, 59, 60, 61 1997 2003 1950 1950 1988, 89, 91, 92 1976, 77, 78, 79 2006, 07 1966 1956, 57, 58 1986, 87, 88, 89 2007, 08 1971 1980 1961, 62, 63, 64 1966 1984 1973 2004, 05, 06 2008, 09, 10, 11 1972, 73, 75 1971 1998 2009, 10, 11 1995, 96< 97, 98 1983 1960, 61, 62, 63 1985 1999 1988, 90, 91 2003, 04, 05, 06, 07 1985 2011 1980, 81 2000, 01, 02, 03 1954, 56 1992, 93 1974 1981, 82, 83, 85 1979, 81 1954, 55, 56

XC

1992 KC LaCross 1998, 99, 00, 01 Andy Lampers Mark Lattimore Frank Laury 1976 Bob Laning 1980, 82, 83 Dana Leasure 1970 Climon Lee 2010, 11 C.J. Lemp 1998, 99, 00, 01 Jakob Leon 1972, 73, 74, 75 Don Lepkowski 1995, 97, 98 Pete Lepp 2008, 09 Duayne Levy 2011 Tony Lionetti 1963, 64 Charlie Livingtston 1953, 54 Jim Loker 2005 Phil Lomax 2006, 07 Weston Lott John Lovett Ryan Lowe Brian Lucas 1976 Todd Lugar 1987, 88, 89, 90 Jim Luth 1959 Jim Luth 1957 Dave Lyda 2005, 06, 07, 08 Don Lytle 1954 1957, 58, 59, 60 1980, 81, 82, 83 M 1975, 76, 77, 78 Bruce Mackey 1956 Darren Macron 2008, 09 Jake Magier 1989, 91 Bob Mains 1976 Dick Mains 1968, 69, 70 Tim Mallo 1970 Tony Malone 1973 James Manley 2009 Bill Mangun 1979, 80 Eli Maravich 1950, 51 Todd March 1986, 87, 88 David Marchione 1952, 53, 54 Frank Mark 1975 Jeff Marks Terry Marsh Bill Marshall Dan Martin Ralph Martin Scott Mate Mike McCall Dan McCallion Al McCarty Will McCauley Joe McCoy Aron McGuire Steve McKinley Roger McKissick Dave McMullen Tyron McNeal Rob Meadows Mike Meditz Mark Merino Scott Meyers Mark Milhoan Greg Miller Grover Miller Jeff Miller Billy Mills Paul Moncreif Jeff Moneypenny RANDALL HAFNER Jim Monahan

COACHES

2004, 05, 06, 07 1974 1954 1961 1957, 58, 59 2007, 08, 09 1988, 90 2011 2005, 06, 07 1973, 74 1947, 48, 49, 50 1959, 60, 61, 62 1969, 70, 71 2006, 07, 08, 09 1991, 92, 95 1961, 62, 63 2004, 05 1980, 82, 83 1938, 39, 40 1985 1985 1991 2011 1990 1990, 91 1990 1952 1977 1988, 89, 90, 91 1993 2001 1960, 61 1981 2011 1977 2005, 07 2006, 07 1957 2009, 10, 11 2008, 09 1989, 90, 91, 92 1981, 82, 84, 85 1972 1973, 75, 76 1985 1960

Eric Ickes Jim Ingersoll

WOMEN’S TEAM

Randall Hafner Bill Hall Dick Hamilton Sam Haramis Bob Harlin Zach Harper Jim Harrah Heath Harris Howard Harris Paul Hawkins Dan Hayes Denny Haynes Joe Head Jason Headman Ryan Heath Bill Heideman Zach Helm Keith Henderson Bill Henterly Jon Herring Tor Hill Brian Hilk Max Hiltner Jim Hilton Mike Hines Jim Hochstrasser Kenny Holloman Mike Hood John Hooker Ken Horm Aaron Hornfeck Denny Hoskinson Brad Hotchkiss Brad Hough Mark Hovanec David Howard James Howell Don Hubbard Eric Hubbard Keith Huebner Dave Huecker Dan Huff Clement Hunnins Bernie Hunt Todd Hunter Herman Huth

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MEN’S TEAM

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1976, 77, 78 1976, 79 2010, 11 1973 1957, 58, 59, 60 1968, 69 2011 1973, 76 2010 1993 1995, 96, 97 2003, 04 2010, 11 1957 1986, 87, 88, 89 1991, 92, 93, 94 1958, 61 1983 1970, 71, 72, 73 1985, 86, 87, 88 1985, 86, 87, 88 1981, 82, 83

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

Randy Gandy Ed Gardner Dan Garrett Jim Gerhart Bob Gill Bill Glenn Gabriel Genovesi Jim Glessner James Gnecco Mark Godale Trent Goetz Jamie Goodwin Zachary Goulet Lamont Grant Dave Grassie Danny Graybeal Bob Greene Kevin Greer Cletus Griffin Chris Groubert Ed Gustely Ken Gustely


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WOMEN’S TEAM

MEN’S TEAM

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Dave Morant Andy Morgan Darrel Morgan Jon Morgan Marcus Morris Mark Morrison Marquai Moss Todd Moyers Joe Mummert Dave Murphy Tom Murphy Rob Murray

N

Chuck Nash Richard Neal Keith Newnham Kevin Noble Nate Norris

1981, 82, 83 2008, 11 1984 2002, 03, 04, 05 1999 1983 1996, 97, 98, 99 2005, 06 2007, 08, 09 1967 1958, 59, 60, 61 1998, 01

1965, 66, 67, 68 1957, 58, 60 1972, 73, 74 1984, 85 1995, 96, 97, 98

O

Steve O’Bryan Terry O’Hare Ed Oliver JT Olson Mike O’Neal Gordon Oster Norm Oster Bill Owen Kenny Owens A.J. Oyer

1998, 99, 00 1964, 65, 66 1951, 52 2010 1972, 73 1954, 55, 56, 57 1978, 81, 82 1959, 60 2008, 09, 10, 11 R 2005, 06, 07 Mark Raia Mark Ray P Roger Read Dylan Page 2008, 09 Matt Reedy Bill Painter 1965, 67, 68 Craig Reese Mike Pallesch 1995 Doug Reese Steve Palleschi 1995 Terry Reid Chad Palmer 1992, 93 Eric Reitzel Ian Palmer 1997 Steve Renner Frank Papatonis 1978, 79, 80, 81 Craig Reynolds Auston Papay 2005, 06, 07, 08, (09 indoor) Paul Rickey Dave Parker 1952 Nate Ritchie Ed Parkman 1957 Pat Ritchie Jake Pearson 1968, 69, 70, 71 Bert Robinson John Pere 1965 Dave Robinson Cal Person 1964, 65, 66, 67 John Robinson Takias Peoples 2009 Jamey Robson Tyshaun Peoples 2009, 10, 11 Neil Rock Bruce Peterson 1955 Fernando Rodriguez Bob Phelps 1951 Mike Roebuck Denny Pickens 1987, 88 Bill Rogers Kevin Poest 2001, 02, 03, 05 Mike Rohr Joe Polacek 1956, 57 Jim Rollence Fred Ponder 1967, 68, 69, 70 Earl Ross John Porter 1988, 89, 90 Gary Rouse Rob Porter 1989, 90, 92, 93 Craig Rupe Jim Portz 1951, 52, 53 Dave Russell Dave Post 1994, 95 John Russell Larry Pribonic 1965, 66 Doug Price 1966, 67, 69 S Barron Pringle 1995, 96, 97, 98 Tim Sakmar J’Lani Pryce 2010, 11 Jack Sandy Tony Purnell 1987 Dick Sapronetti David Pykare 2004, 05, 06 Gary Schaeffer Rex Pyles 1996, ‘97 Tom Scheatzle

Q

Dan Quillan

Phil Schember Scott Schlauder 1950 Bob Schmucker

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1985, 85, 86, 88 1980 1960 1994, 95 1990, 91, 93, 94 1987 1982, 83, 85 1971, 72, 73, 74 1991, 92 1979, 80 1983, 84, 85, 86 1975, 77, 78 1974, 75, 76 1963, 64, 65, 66 1959 1958 2011 1984 1987, 88, 89, 90 1998 1971 1977, 78 1954, 55, 56, 57 1968 1975, 78 2007, 08, 09 1960 2003, 04, 05, 06

1997, 98 1955, 56 1953, 54, 55, 56 1976 1960, 61, 62 1954 1994 1994, 95

Bruce Schmucker Dan Schmucker Dan Schumaker Anthony Scruggs Charlie Scruggs Gene Scruggs Barney Seabrook James Seale Darrington Seals Scott Sell Mike Seymour George Shadie Dustin Shaffer Lamar Shepherd Scott Shield Wally Shilts Peter Shoates Steve Sidoti Paul Silver Dan Singleton Tim Sisler Ron Skowronek Mike Slomovitz Morgan Smart Tomasz Smialek Chris Smith Jeff Smith Sid Smith Val Smith Justin Southall Mark Sparlin Mike Spencer Jon Sprague Fred Spring Adam Stackpole John Stephens Joe Stith Valcie Stone Ron Street Nick Stroemple Frank Stupczy Byron Sturm Doug Sullivan Boob Sveda Jeff Swartzel Tyler Sweet Jim Szymanski

T

Don Takitch Jim Tawse Al Teran Alan Terrell William Terrell Kevin Terry Steve Testa Matt Thiry Anthony Thomas Ken Thomas Mac Thomas Frank Thompson George Thompson Rausheeim Thompson Mike Tichy Donnie Tillman Ed Tillman Steve Toth Mark Totten John Travis Clarence Tucker

1981, 82, 83 1982, 83 1981, 82 1998, 99 1951 1951 1976 2008, 09 1962, 63, 64, 65 1976, 77, 78, 79 1994, 95 1952, 53, 54, 57 2002, 03 1990, 91 1977 1970 1985 1969, 70, 72, 73 1971, 72, 73, 74 1965 1975 1968 1996, 97, 98, 99 1958 2002, 03, 04, 05, 06 1984, 85 1972, 73, 74, 75 1979 1973 2003 1974, 75 1978, 80 1976 1969 2009 1992 1970, 71 1955 1969, 71, 72 2010, 11 2000, 01 1955, 56, 57, 58 1989, 90, 91, 92 1950, 51, 52 2004 ,05, 06, 07 2008, 09, 10, 11 1988, 89

1988, 89, 90, 92 1978 1964, 66, 67 1981 1978, 79, 80 1981 1977 1994 2007, 08 1963 1971, 72, 75 1964 1974, 75, 76 1994 1972, 73 1995 1975 1997, 98 1977 1967, 68, 69, 70 1981, 82


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Rich Turner Wendell Turner Gary Tyler - Renaldo Tyson

Mike Uhle Mike Uncapher

V

Ernie Van Diver Kevin Varney John Verdon Bob Vogt Jeff Vojtko

W

Z

Roger Zaveson Don Zwisler

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Larisa Arcip Kristen Avery

B

C

2007, 08, 09 D 1994, 95 Chelsey Detwiler Brittany Doherty Norene Dombrowski Gigi Dostal 2007, 08 Amber Drummond 1986, 87, 88, 89 Anita Dudik 1986, 87, 88, 89 Crystal Goldsmith Dunn 1997, 98, 99, 00 2011 2008, 09, 10 E 1985 Carol Eckerly 1989 Kirsten English 2009 Sediah Erskine 1994 Judy Ervin 1984 Valerie Estrada 1987, 89 Linda Eveleth 1991, 92, 93, 94 2003, 06, 07 F 1986, 87, 88, 89 Lindsay Feiten 2000 Paula Ferry 2001 JoAnna Forrest Emily Freudenrich Erin Frye 2004, 05, 06 Brittany Funk

Deanna Caldwell (Edwards) Tina Canada 1984 Chantell Cargile 2007, 08, 09 Jennie Castle 2002, 03, 04, 05, 06 Brittany Cheese 2010, 11 Amy Chillik 1991, 92, 93, 94 Lisa Clark 1998, 99, 00, 01 Felicia Close 2010, 11 Jackie Coe 1998, 01 Kelly Connor 1984, 86 Lucretia Corbin 2001, 02, 03

G

Lisa Garafalo Corine Gavin-Hall Patty Gehrig Heather Globig Kyra Gobora Paula Good Suzanne Govey Tiffany Graham

2004, 06, 07, 08 1993, 94 1984 1986, 88, 89 1986, 88

2009 2007, 09 1984, 85 1999, 01 1991, 92, 93, 95 1982 2004, 05, 07, 08

2008, 09 2007, 08 2007, 08, 09 1990, 91, 92, 93 1987, 88, 89 1988

2005 2007, 08 1985, 87 2003, 04, 05, 06 2001, 02 2011

HISTORY

Jazz Banks Cheryl Baumgartner Andrea Beans Karen Beasley Ariane Beaumont-Courteau Seanlay Bell Sharon Biggoms Chrissey Black Alina Bocicor Tammy Booker Jackie Bradshaw Mindy Bragg Lynn Brant (Jutte) Jessica Bright Sherry Brinkley Royale Brown Erica Burks

Siobahn Counts 1961 Jolene Cowie 1969 Angie Crawley Beth Crowley Judy Crowley

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2005, 06 1972 1963, 64, 65, 66 1979, 80 1972, 73 1988

JESSICA BRIGHT

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2004, 05, 07, 08 1994, 95 1973, 74, 76 1961, 62, 63 2007 2011 1980, 81, 82, 83 1988, 89, 90, 92 1953, 54, 55, 56 1964, 65, 66 2007 2006, 07 1985, 86, 87 1990, 91, 92, 93 2005, 06, 07 1954 2009, 11 1963, 64, 65, 66 1957, 58 1955, 56, 57 1963 1979, 80, 82 1996, 97, 98 1964, 65, 66, 67 1963 1954 1954 1965, 66 1993, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97 1961, 62, 63 1962 1971 2007 1979 1980 1994 1976, 77, 78, 79 1977 1986, 87, 88, 89 1957 1982, 83

COACHES

Matt Yankie John Yarsa Chuck Young Del Young Gary Young Dennis Yurkovich

1974, 75, 76, 78 1974, 77 1952, 53, 54, 55 1952 1989, 90, 91, 92

WOMEN’S TEAM

Y

2008, 09, 10, 11 1995

MEN’S TEAM

Mike Wagner Evan Waligura Tom Wartko Doug Watts Clayton Watson Dominique Watson Tom Wehr Pat Wehrlin John Weiner Dean Weirtz Ray Weisenbarger Rick Weisheimer Glenn Weiss Scott Weitzel Brandon Wells Bud Wenger Joe Wesley George Wetherbee Bob Whaley Gene White Jesse White Kevin Whitsett Jeff Whittaker Don Williams Frank Williams John Williams Len Williams Ron Williams Rick Williamson Ed Wilson Lonnie Wilson Paul Wilson Daylon Wilton Redell Windley Paul Winters Jason Wintersteller Pete Wood Harvey Woodard P.J. Wright Rick Wright Andy Wuensch

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1964, 65, 66, 67 1957, 58, 59, 60 1989 1978

1985 2004, 05, 06, 07 1987 1998 1989 1985, 86, 87, 88 1989, 90, 91, 92 1994

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MEN’S TEAM

AKRON TRACK & FIELD

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Jessica Miller-Hafner Simona Hall Bobbie Hardbarger Cate Harrington Chanel Harris Laura Hartung Keelie Harvey Tracie Haynes Shelly Heitmeyer Sandy Hitchens Brittany Hocker Carol Holmes Cindy Hooker (Hulse) Sharyn Horrisberger Eva Horvat Deena Horvath

I

Angie Isco

Sharon Ritchie Michelle Rizzo Ashley Rockwood Beata Rudzinska Ro Rupe

2005, 06, 07, 08 1991, 92, 93 1999, 01, 02 1996, 97, 98 2003 1985, 86, 87, 88 1999, 00, 01 1982, 83, 84, 85 1993, 94 1989 2005, 06, 08, 09 2002, 05 1990, 91, 93, 94 1990 1999, 00 1992, 93

S

1987, 88, 89, 90

J

Jeri Jackson Olivia Jaworek Chiniqua Johnson LaTalia Jones Marquia Jones Terra Jones Alex Jordan Takeithia Jordan Marcia Junior

K

Jeanne Kachmarik Ashley Kaltwasser Anita Kaplewski, Tr. Ashley Kaufman Carrie Kayes Niesha Kelly Angie Kieffer Sharon Kimbrough

L

Brande Lamb Stevi Large Amy Lavalley Tonya LaVigne Allison Lawyer Katherine Lee Emily Lewis Rhonda Lewis Azzure Lindsey Kelly Long Km Lorentz

M

2000, 01, 02, 03 1991, 92 2007

Susan MacDonald Lisa Madick Liz Mangen Carolyn Marks Monique Marrin Katherine Marshall Lisa McCaulley Shamara McDavid Janice McGuire Becki Michael

1983 2007, 08, 09 1982 2007, 08, 09, 10, 11 1994, 95, 96, 97 1996, ‘97, 99, 00 2006 2001, 02 1989, 90, 92

1983 2008, 09 1985 2003, 04, 05, 06 2007, 08, 09 2007, 08, 09 1991, 92 1984

BECKI MICHAEL

Joan Mihalik Malia Milec Chris Mioduszeski Mary Jane Mioduszeski Sonia Mitchell Michele Monago Jennifer Moore Laura Moore Colleen Moran Justine Morian

N

Jenna Nance Kelly Nanna Katie Nentwick Deanna Norflee Cindy Nunley

O

Sarah Omolewu Claudie Orban 1993, 94, 95, 96 Megan O’Rourke 2006, 07, 08, 09 Jen Osborn 2004, 05, 06, 07 1998 P 2007, 08, 09 Angela Paonessa 2009, 10, 11 Jennifer Peck 1994, 95 Tracie Perren 1988, 89, 90 Ann Perry 2007, 08, 09 Tamala Perryman 1985, 86, 87, 88 Tina Pfaff 2008, 09, 10 Cherie Pfeil Penny Phipps Liz Pitts 1985 1995, 96, 97, 98 R 2003, 04, 05, 06 Lisa Ravn 1983 Nannette Reisinger 1985, 86 Terri Renshaw 1982 Terri Renshaw 2003 Jasmine Reynolds 2008, 09 Jennie Richards 1985 Kathy Ritchie 2003, 04, 06

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Natalie Sako Cassie Schenck Brandi Schoeppner Helene Sellman Chris Shamblin Jessie Sheeran Kelly Shingary Danielle Sidell Jennifer Sieracki Carol Simms Kira Sims Sonya Smiley Christi Smith Dawn Smith Karen Smith Renata Smith Steffanie Smith Jennifer Solomon Danielle Soucek Jackie Stargell Shauniece Steele Penny Steere Joni Stoll Terri Stoner Jenna Strouse Morgan Sulzener

1982, 83 2003 1983, 84, 85, 86 1985, 86, 87 1986, 87 1995, 96, 97, 98 1999, 00 1985 2007, 08, 09 T 1991, 92 LaTrese Taylor Toni Tell Gloria Thomas Jeanine Thomas 2008 Kelly Trenta 1993, 94 Linda Turanchik 2008, 09 1999, 00, 01, 02 1993, 94 U Missy Ulrich

1998 V 1991 Mary Varga 1989, 90 2006, 07, 08 W Kathy Walter Bridgett Walters 1993, 94 Erin Weitzel 2006, 07, 08 Valerie Wert 1991, 92, 93 Dawn West 1983, 84, 85 Tisrulina Westbrook 2003, 04, 05, 07 Selma White 1995 Lauren Whitehill 1992, 93, 94, 95 SusanWhitmer 1985, 86, 87 Colleen Williams 1993 Alexandra Wood Mary Woods Lori Wozniak 2004, 05, 06, 07 1985 Z 1985 Adriana Zalucka 1989 Michelle Zonnevylle 1998, 99, 00 Rachel Zubricky 1991, 92, 93 1988, 89, 90, 91

1989 1999, 00 2009 2003, 04, 05, 06 2008, 09

2004, 05, 06, 07 2008, 09, 11 2004, 05, 06 1984, 85 1989, 90 1998, 99, 00 1988 2008, 09 1991, 92 1991, 92 2001, 02, 03, 04 1987 1997, 98, 99, 00 1985, 86, 87, 88 1994 1999, 00, 01, 02 1994, 95 1995, ‘96, ‘97 1994 1985 2011 1985 1984 1982 2004, 05, 06 2004, 05, 06

1997, 98, 99, 00 1984 1982, 83 1999, 00, 01 1996, 97, 98, 99 1982

1984, 85, 86, 87

1999, 00, 01, 02, 03

1994, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97 1988 1993, 94, 95 2008, 09, 10, 11 1992, 93, 94, 95 1998, 99, 01 1983 2007, 08, 09 1982, 83, 84 1985 2010, 11 1983 1995, 96, 97, 98

2003, 04, 05, 06 1987, 88, 89, 90 2004, 05, 06, 07


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