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Player Greg Bantista David Brent*** Ransom Brown Luke Chrusciel*** Willy Dague Nick Deering Jake Dubois Ryan Grau Matt Hammersmith Austin Hendrix Drew Holbrook James Hughes Nick Immell Josh Karanja*** Garrett Lacy Peter Martin Kyle Mena*** Neal Naughton*** Josh Perrin*** Andrew Pfeiffer Eric Reichenbach Cole Sanseverino Wes Stoody Curtis Vollmar** Kenneth Wassus R.P. White**

Cl.-Elig. Fr.-Fr. Sr.-Sr.. Jr.-So. Sr.-Sr. Jr.-So. So.-Fr Sr.-Sr. Jr.-So. Jr.-So. So.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. Fr.-Fr. So.-Fr. Sr.-Sr. Fr.-Fr. So.-Fr. Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Sr. Sr.-Sr. So.-Fr. Sr.-Sr. So.-Fr. So.-Fr. Sr.-Jr. Jr.-Jr. Sr.-Sr.

Ht. -- 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-9 5-11 6-1 5-11 5-11 5-7 5-9 5-9 5-10 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-5 5-9

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Hometown- High School Greenwood, Ind.-Center Grove Monroe, Mich.-St.Mary Catholic Central Coldwater, Mich.-Coldwater Grandville, Mich.-Grandville Newport, Mich.-Monroe Jefferson Empire, Mich.-Traverse City West Jackson, Mich.-East Jackson Kalamazoo, Mich.- Kalamazoo Central Wolcottville, Mich.-Prairie Heights Sylvania, Ohio- Sylvania Northview Elmore, Ohio-Woodmore Manchester, Mich.- Manchester Dublin, Ohio-Dublin Ottawa, Canada-Nepean Fenwick, Mich.-Carson City-Crystal Traverse, City, Mich.-Traverse City West Portage, Mich.-Portage Northern Walled Lake, Mich.-Walled Lake Western Hillsdale, Mich.-Hillsdale Clarence, N.Y.- Clarence Pinckney, Mich.-Pinckney Monroe, Mich.-Monroe Fenton, Mich.-Flint Powers Catholic Grand Blanc, Mich.-Grand Blanc Monroe, Mich.- Monroe (Oakland Univ.) Hillsdale, Mich.-Hillsdale

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Men’s Cross Country Staff Head Coach (Year) Alma Mater Office Phone Number Email

John Goodridge (Eighth) Long Island, ‘72 734.487.2245 jgoodridg@emich.edu

Sports Information Associate AD/ Sports Information Director Jim Streeter Assistant SID Greg Steiner Graduate Assistant/Cross Country Contact Amanda Decker Email adecker5@emich.edu Cell Phone 603.801.9152 Graduate Assistant Sarah VanMetre Graduate Assistant Dan Wyar Office Phone 734.487.0317 Office Fax 734.485.3840 Mailing Address 799 Hewitt Rd. Convocation Center Room 307 Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Website www.EMUEagles.com

2008 Team Information 2007 MAC Finish 2007 NCAA Great Lakes Regional 2007 NCAA Championship Letterwinners Returning/Lost Newcomers

1st, MAC Champions 7th Josh Karanja, 150th 12/1 14

CREDITS The 2008 men’s cross country media guide is a publication of the EMU Sports Information Office. The guide was designed, written and edited by graduate assistant SID Amanda Decker with assistance from student assistant Chris Puzzuoli. University and athletic sections were designed by Kahlid Walton and Greg Steiner. The book was edited by Jim Streeter, Greg Steiner, Sarah VanMetre and Dan Wyar. The photography was contributed by John Brabbs, Amanda Decker, Robert Barclay, Dick Schwarze, Randy Mascharka and championship host sites. The information is current as of August 29, 2008. mac cross country champions: 1973, 1974, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007

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Athletic Director Derrick Gragg Associate AD/ Internal Affairs Mike Malach Associate AD / Chief of Staff Doug Dowdy Assoc. AD/ SWA Stephannnie Harvey-Vandenberg Associate AD/Compliance Melody Reifel Werner Associate AD/ Development Craig Fink Associate AD/Media Relations Jim Streeter Head Athletic Trainer Steve Nordwall Acting Equipment Manager Jay Sofen

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AUGUST 29 Michigan Open Dexter, Mich. SEPTEMBER 6 at Detroit Titan Invitational Northville, Mich. OCTOBER 3 at Notre Dame Invitational Notre Dame, Ind. 10 Michigan Intercollegiate Milford, Mich. 18 Pre NCAA Invitational Terre Haute, Ind. 24 EMU FALL CLASSIC Hudson Mills Park NOVEMBER 1 MAC CHAMPIONSHIP Eagle Crest G.C. 15 NCAA Regional W. Lafayette, Ind. 24 NCAA Nationals Terre Haute, Ind.

Ypsilanti, Mich. 1849 25,000 Dr. Susan Martin Eagles Dark Green (349) and White Mid-American (MAC)

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Table of Contents/ Quick Facts...............................1 EMU Sports Information..........................................2 Media Policies.........................................................3 Head Coach John Goodridge.............................. 4-6 2008 Roster.............................................................8 2008 Outlook..................................................... 9-10 2008 Athlete Bios............................................ 12-26 2007 Recap..................................................... 28-29 2007 MAC Championship............................... 30-31 2007 NCAA Regional/ Championship...................32 EMU MAC Champions.................................... 34-36 The Mid-American Conference....................... 37-38 EMU Cross Country Honor Roll...................... 39-40 EMU Cross Country Greats............................. 42-46 Through the Years........................................... 48-56 All-Time Series......................................................56 Eastern Michigan University............................ 58-62 EMU Athletic Department................................ 64-65 EMU Sports Medicine............................................66 EMU Strength and Conditioning............................67 EMU Student Athlete Support Services.................68 EMU Compliance..................................................69 EMU Athletic Club.................................................70 EMU Hall of Fame.................................................71 TCF Ad..................................................................72

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Associate Athletics Director/Media Relations......................... Jim Streeter Office Phone....................................................................734.487.0317 Cellular Phone...................................................................734.260.1004 Home Phone....................................................................734.485.3221 E-mail............................................................... jim.streeter@emich.edu Asst. Sports Information Director.......................................... Greg Steiner Office Phone.....................................................................734.487.0318 Cellular Phone...................................................................734.845.1132 Home Phone....................................................................734.508.6179 E-mail.............................................................. greg.steiner@emich.edu Sports Information Graduate Assistant.............................Amanda Decker Office Phone.....................................................................734.487.0318 Cellular Phone...................................................................603.801.9192 E-mail.................................................................. adecker5@emich.edu Sports Information Graduate Assistant.............................Sarah VanMetre Office Phone.....................................................................734.487.0317 Cellular Phone...................................................................317.679.8228 E-mail.................................................................. svanmetr@emich.edu Sports Information Graduate Assistant.......................................Dan Wyar Office Phone.....................................................................734.487.0318 Cellular Phone...................................................................440.666.2129 E-mail...................................................................dan.wyar@gmail.com Office Fax.............................................................................734.485.3840 Address:................................................. Room 307, Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48197

How to get EMU Cross Country Information • The Eastern Michigan University Sports Information office: Cross Country Contact: Amanda Decker.............................734.487.0317 Office Fax.............................................................................734.485.3840 • The Internet: Log on to the World Wide Web to get all of the latest Eastern Michigan University Athletics Information, including up-to-date cross country results and weekly notes:

By air: Arriving at Detroit Metro Airport, take I-94 west to Michigan Avenue exit (exit 181B). Get in the far left lane and turn left on Hewitt. Head north on Hewitt for 2.5 miles, past Washtenaw Avenue. The stadium is on the east side of the road. From North: U.S. 23 south to Washtenaw Avenue east (exit 37A); take Washtenaw to Hewitt Road; turn left on Hewitt and proceed to Rynearson Stadium. From South: U.S. 23 north to Washtenaw Avenue east (exit 37A); take Washtenaw to Hewitt Road; turn left on Hewitt and proceed to Rynearson Stadium. From East: (A) Take I-94 west to Michigan Avenue exit (exit 181B). Get in the far left lane and turn left on Hewitt Road. Head north on Hewitt for 2.5 miles, past Washtenaw Avenue. The stadium is on the east side of the street. (B) Take I-96 west to M-14 west. Follow M-14 to U.S. 23 south. Go south to Washtenaw Avenue east (exit 37A); take Washtenaw to Hewitt Road; turn left on Hewitt and proceed to Rynearson Stadium. From West: Take I-94 east to Michigan Avenue exit (exit 181). Turn left and get in the far left lane. Turn left on Hewitt and head north on Hewitt approximately 2.5 miles, past Washtenaw. The stadium is on the east side of the road.

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WORLD WIDE WEB The media can access all the latest EMU cross country news on the athletic department’s Web site, located at www.emueagles. com. The EMU Sports Information Office produces this Web site with the most up-to-date and extensive coverage of the Eagles. Cross Country information available on the EMU Web site includes statistics, rosters, press releases and notes.

Athletics Equipment Staff Acting Equipment Manager Jay Sofen..487.6478/1029 Facilities Staff Fac. Supervisor Erich Keil..............................487.5152 Asst. Facilities Larry Holder............................487.5152 Sports Medicine Staff Head Trainer Steve Nordwall..........................487.5183 Assoc. Trainer Bill Tuscany...................487.1360/0387 Asst. Trainer Masayasu Takaiwa....................487.5179 Asst. Trainer Megan Snow.............................487.5179 Student Academic Support Services Administrative Head Erin Burdis.....................487.8236 Academic Counselor Ann Pierson..................487.0351 Strength and Conditioning Head Strength/Cond. Mike Szerszen.............487.2152 Ticket Office EMU Box Office..............................................487.2282

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INTERVIEWS Head coach John Goodridge is available for interviews on an appointment-only basis after meets and practices. Personal interviews with the coach and athletes should be scheduled with the EMU Sports Information Office. Individual athletes are available for interviews Monday-Thursday. Their availability will depend on practice and class schedules. Please give at least 24-hour advance notice so the players can be contacted and arrangements can be made. Home phone numbers for athletes and coaches WILL NOT be given out by the EMU Sports Information Office. The coaching staff and athletes will be available upon request for post-meet interviews.

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PRESS SERVICES Meet programs, notes and cumulative statistics for all participating teams will be available to any media members upon request. Results will be available at the conclusion of the meet upon request.

ADMINISTRATION Athletics Director Derrick Gragg.....................487.1050 Assoc. AD Stephannnie Harvey-Vandenberg...487.7859 Assoc. AD Doug Dowdy.................................487.5279 Assoc. AD Mike Malach..................................487.5313 Assoc. AD Melody Reifel Werner...................487.2327 Assoc. AD Craig Fink......................................487.8236 Assoc. AD Jim Streeter...................................487.0317 Faculty Athletics Rep. Liz Broughton..............487.7120 Ticket Manager Ron Reid...............................487.2282

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CREDENTIALS AND PARKING EMU home cross country meets are free and open to the public, therefore, no credentials or parking passes are required. All media wishing to attend away meets should contact the host institution regarding media policies and services. EMU does not issue parking credentials for cross country. Hudson Mills is a State of Michigan park and therefore, spectators and media wishing to attend the meet must pay the required state entry fee.

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SERVICES The EMU Sports Information Office offers a weekly release containing team and individual notes, statistics, reviews of past meets and a look ahead to upcoming events.

(All phone numbers area code 734, unless otherwise noted)

University Information . ..................................487.1849 HEAD COACHING STAFF Karen Baird, Softball.......................................487.1031 Kim Berrington, Volleyball...............................487.0291 Jay Alexander, Baseball.................................487.0315 Tricia Crawford, Dance............................586.943.5208 Bruce Cunningham, Men’s Golf......................487.6703 Derek DelPorto, Wrestling..............................487.6429 Brad Fairchild, Men’s Track............................487.0236 AnnMarie Gilbert, Women’s Hoops................487.0481 John Goodridge, Men’s XC............................487.2245 Scott Hall, Women’s Soccer...........................487.2144 Justin Sondergaard, Cheerleading.................637.1078 Brad Holdren, Women’s Rowing....................487.2234 Peter Linn, M & W Swimming.........................487.0463 Sue Parks, Women’s XC/Track......................487.0262 Charles E. Ramsey, Men’s Hoops..................487.0214 Ryan Ray, Women’s Tennis............................487.2244 Loren “Buck” Smith, Diving.............................487.3079 Sandy Wagner, Women’s Golf........................487.6435 Steve Wilce, Gymnastics................................487.1082

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CONTACT The Sports Information contact for the cross country team is Amanda Decker. She can be reached at 734.487.0317, or via email at adecker5@emich.edu.

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EMU MEDIA POLICIES AND SERVICES The Eastern Michigan University men’s cross country guide is intended to be a source of information for the media. If additional information on EMU track and field and other Eagle sports is required, please contact the EMU Sports Information Office, located in Room 307 of the Convocation Center.

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Alma Mater • Long Island, ‘72 Eighth season John Goodridge begins his eighth season at Eastern Michigan University and the veteran coach has enjoyed an outstanding coaching career. With EMU’s Mid-American Conference championships in 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2007, Goodridge has coached conference cross country championship teams in the MAC, Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conference. Since arriving at EMU eight seasons ago, he has coached two NCAA National Championship top three individuals including 2001 National Champion Boaz Cheboiywo, six cross country All-Americans, four NCAA Great Lakes Regional Individual Champions, five Mid-American Conference Individual Champions and 29 All-MAC harriers. In 2007, Goodridge’s Eagles had another outstanding season, claiming their third MAC Championship title, the school’s 13th overall. Additionally, Josh Perrin won the individual MAC title in a time of 24:33. Five of Goodridge’s athletes were selected to All-MAC teams (Perrin, Josh Karanja, David Brent, Curtis Vollmar and Kyle Mena), while three were selected Academic All-MAC (Brent, Karanja and Wade Wines). Karanja earned a spot at the NCAA Championship meet after finishing eighth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship, the best performance by any MAC runner. The 2006 season was a banner year for Goodridge and his harriers. They repeated as MAC Champions and had the lowest point total ever by an Eagle team at the MAC meet. Six Eagles claimed All-MAC honors while senior Corey Nowitzke was the top finisher at both the MAC Championship and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. He finished 30th overall at the NCAA National Championshipsand was named an All-American and Academic AllAmerican. In 2005, EMU captured its 11th MAC Championship title. Nowitzke and Neal Naughton finished second and fifth, respectively. The Eagles went on to place fifth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship to qualify for the NCAA Championship, where they finished 24th, with Nowitzke as the top runner. In 2002, after finishing second at the MAC 1970 NCAA College division and naia national champions

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Goodridge with the 2001 MAC Championship plaque.

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Goodridge and the 2002 squad pose for the camera after their third place finish at the 2002 NCAA Championship.

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Championship, the Eagles redeemed themselves by finishing third at the NCAA Championship, the highest place ever in school history. In his first season at the helm of the Eastern Michigan men’s cross country program, Goodrige directed the Eagles to a first-place showing at the MAC Championship. Additionally, Boaz Cheboiywo won the individual title at the NCAA Championship, the first ever by an Eastern harrier. Prior to coming to EMU, Goodridge was the head men’s track and field and cross country coach at Wake Forest University from 1984-99 where he led the Demon Deacons to unparalleled success in the school’s cross country and track and field history. He spent three years, 1979-82, as the head women’s cross country coach and assistant track coach at Michigan State University. He also served as the head United States national coach at the 1985 IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, and in 1986 as the head United States coach at the World University Cross Country Championship in Graz, Austria. At Wake Forest, Goodridge coached the secondmost Atlantic Coast Conference championships of all sports in their history, and he coached the first ACC cross country team championship in school history as well as the first individual cross country champion. His 1989 Wake Forest cross country squad achieved the highest finish in that sport’s school history-it

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was third in the NCAA Championships, an ACC record. His Wake Forest cross country team finished first or second in the ACC for 10 consecutive years, winning four league titles and making seven NCAA appearances, and producing 35 AllACC performers and four cross country AllAmericans. In track, his team turned in the highest finish ever for Wake Forest in the ACC with a runner-up spot and eighth-place NCAA finish. Goodridge has coached the best cross country teams in school history at Michigan State (womenfourth place NCAA National Championships), Wake Forest University (men-third place NCAA’s and first ever ACC Championship) and now EMU (third place NCAA National Championships). He is one of a small group of active coaches who have coached more than two top-three NCAA team national finishes. A native of New York City, Goodridge graduated from Long Island University in 1972 and earned his master’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1975. During his many years of involvement in coaching cross country, he has been an officer of national organizations, including serving as the vice president of the U.S. Men’s Collegiate Cross Country Coaches Association and a founder of the American Distance Club.

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Full Name...........................John Reynold Goodridge Born............................................................... 11-2-48 High School..........................................S.H. Calhoun Undergraduate College....................Long Island, ‘72 Graduate College............ University of Michigan, ‘75 Family..................................... Wife: Francie (Kraker) ...................................................................Son: Kyle COACHING HISTORY EASTERN MICHIGAN 2001-present 2007 • MAC Champions; MAC Coach of the Year; Seventh at NCAA Regional 2006 • Fifth at NCAA Regional; first at MAC; MAC Coach of the Year 2005 • Finished 24th at NCAA Championship; 10th at NCAA Regional; First at MAC ; MAC Coach of the Year 2004 • Fifth at MAC Championship 2003 • Second at MAC Championship 2002 • Third at NCAA Championship; Second at MAC; Second at NCAA Regional 2001 • MAC Champions; MAC Coach of the Year; Boaz Cheboiywo wins MAC and NCAA Individual titles WAKE FOREST 1984-1999 • Coached Wake Forest to its first-ever NCAA National XC Championship qualification • Men’s XC ACC Champs: 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994 • Finished first or second for 10 consecutive years • Had 19 individuals receive All-ACC honors 35 times • Coached four All-Americans

Goodridge and the 2005 team pose after winning the MAC Championship.

MICHIGAN STATE 1979-1982 • Coached the Michigan State women to their firstever Big Ten Cross Country Championship

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Player Greg Bantista David Brent*** Ransom Brown Luke Chrusciel*** Willy Dague Nick Deering Jake Dubois Ryan Grau Matt Hammersmith Austin Hendrix Drew Holbrook James Hughes Nick Immell Josh Karanja*** Garrett Lacy Peter Martin Kyle Mena*** Neal Naughton*** Josh Perrin*** Andrew Pfeiffer Eric Reichenbach Cole Sanseverino Wes Stoody Curtis Vollmar** Kenneth Wassus R.P. White**

Cl.-Elig. Ht. Fr.-Fr. -- Sr.-Sr.. 6-0 Jr.-So. 5-10 Sr.-Sr. 6-0 Jr.-So. 6-0 So.-Fr 6-0 Sr.-Sr. 5-9 Jr.-So. 5-11 Jr.-So. 6-1 So.-Fr. 5-11 Fr.-Fr. 5-11 Fr.-Fr. 5-7 So.-Fr. 5-9 Sr.-Sr. 5-9 Fr.-Fr. 5-10 So.-Fr. 6-3 Sr.-Sr. 5-11 Sr.-Sr. 6-0 Sr.-Sr. 6-2 So.-Fr. 5-11 Sr.-Sr. 6-0 So.-Fr. 6-0 So.-Fr. 6-1 Sr.-Jr. 6-1 Jr.-Jr. 6-5 Sr.-Sr. 5-9

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Hometown- High School Greenwood, Ind.-Center Grove Monroe, Mich.-St.Mary Catholic Central Coldwater, Mich.-Coldwater Grandville, Mich.-Grandville Newport, Mich.-Monroe Jefferson Empire, Mich.-Traverse City West Jackson, Mich.-East Jackson Kalamazoo, Mich.- Kalamazoo Central Wolcottville, Mich.-Prairie Heights Sylvania, Ohio- Sylvania Northview Elmore, Ohio-Woodmore Manchester, Mich.- Manchester Dublin, Ohio-Dublin Ottawa, Canada-Nepean Fenwick, Mich.-Carson City-Crystal Traverse, City, Mich.-Traverse City West Portage, Mich.-Portage Northern Walled Lake, Mich.-Walled Lake Western Hillsdale, Mich.-Hillsdale Clarence, N.Y.- Clarence Pinckney, Mich.-Pinckney Monroe, Mich.-Monroe Fenton, Mich.-Flint Powers Catholic Grand Blanc, Mich.-Grand Blanc Monroe, Mich.- Monroe (Oakland Univ.) Hillsdale, Mich.-Hillsdale

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Catholic Central) and Kyle Mena (Portage, Mich.Portage Northern) also return with a wealth of experience. Brent earned first team All-MAC honors in 2007, finishing fifth at the MAC Championship, as well as being named Academic All-MAC. Mena earned second team All-MAC honors, finishing 12th at the MAC Championship. Fellow seniors Luke Chrusciel (Grandville, Mich.-Grandville) and Neal Naughton (Walled Lake, Mich.-Walled Lake Western) also look to make an impact. Chrusciel and Naughton finished in the top 20 at the MAC Championship last season. Seniors Erik Reichenbach (Pinckney, Mich.-Pinckney) and R.P White (Hillsdale, Mich.-Hillsdale) also look to add depth. Reichenbach missed all of last season competing on the CBS hit reality show Survivor: MicronesiaFans vs. Favorites. “Seniors David Brent, Josh Karanja, Kyle Mena, Neal Naughton and Josh Perrin have consistently been the nucleus of this team since they were freshmen, while a competitive situation exists among Ransom Brown, Luke Chrusciel, Matt Hammersmith, Austin Hendrix, Andrew Pfeiffer, Cole Sanseverino, Curtis Vollmar, Kenny Wassus and R.P. White to fill out our MAC and Regional squads,” said Goodridge. Two juniors look to make an impact on the team, with Curtis Vollmar (Grand Blanc Mich.-Grand Blanc) leading the junior class. Vollmar is a returning second team All-MAC athlete who finished 10th at the MAC Championship. Kenny Wassus (Mon-

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The Eastern Michigan University men’s cross country team will enter the 2008 season with the challenge of defending their Mid-American Conference crown for the third time and look to win their fourth straight MAC Championship crown. In head coach John Goodridge’s eighth season at EMU, he returns a seasoned veteran squad. The Eagles return all but one letterwinner from the 2007 squad, losing only Wade Wines to graduation. However, with a team loaded with seniors, the Eagles look to send them out with a bang. “Our senior laden team is particularly excited about the opportunity to win their fourth consecutive MAC Cross Country Championship as we host this year’s event,” said Goodridge. “Hosting the championship provides a very special atmosphere for our athletes and our loyal alumni who support us so well.” Headlining the senior class is defending MAC Champion Josh Perrin (Hillsdale, Mich.-Hillsdale) and NCAA Championship qualifier Josh Karanja (Ottawa, Canada-Nepean). Karanja led the team in 2007 as the top performer in every meet but the MAC Championship meet. He was the top MAC finisher at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, finishing eighth. Karanja earned an at-large bid to qualify for the NCAA Championships where he finished 150th. Perrin brings a wealth of MAC Championship experience, finishing second in 2006 as a sophomore and 14th in 2005 as a freshman. Seniors David Brent (Monroe, Mich.-St.Mary

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roe, Mich.-Oakland Univ.), a transfer student who sat out all of last season, looks to finally make a name for himself at EMU. Sophomores Ransom Brown (Coldwater, Mich.-Coldwater), Willy Dague (Newport, Mich.Monroe Jefferson), Ryan Grau (Kalamazoo, Mich.-Kalamazoo Central) and Matt Hammersmith (Wolcotville, Mich.-Prairie Heights) are capable of being impactful athletes. Grau leads the group being the only one to have competed at the MAC Championship meet, finishing 30th. Hammersmith was also named MAC runner of the week Oct. 22. After a year of redshirting, Nick Deering (Empire, Mich.-Traverse City West), Peter Martin (Traverse City, Mich.-Traverse City West), Austin Hendrix (Sylvania, Ohio.-Sylvania Northview), Andrew Pfeifer (Clarence, N.Y.- Clarence), Wes Stoody (Fenton, Mich.-Flint Powers Catholic), Cole Sanserverino (Monroe, Mich.-Monroe) and Jared Werner (Monroe, Mich.-Monroe) look forward to the chance to prove themselves and finally make a mark here at Eastern. Newcomers to the group include Greg Bantista (Greenwood, Ind.-Center Grove), James Hughes (Manchester, Mich.-Manchester), Nick Immell

(Manchester, Mich.-Manchester), Garret Lacy (Fenwick, Mich.-Carson City Crystal) and Drew Holbrook (Elmore, Ohio-Woodmore). The Eagles will open up the 2008 schedule at the Michigan Open, Aug. 29. The following week, they will see action at the Titan invitational in Northville, Mich., Sept 6. The Green and White will then take two full weekends off to train before hitting the road for the Notre Dame Invitational, Oct. 3. A week later, the Eagles will then take on teams throughout the state at the Michigan Intercollegiate, Oct. 10. On Oct. 18, they will head to Terre Haute, Ind., the site of this year’s NCAA Championship, to compete in the Pre-NCAA meet to gauge themselves against national competition. The following weekend, the will host the EMU Fall Classic, Oct. 25, before hosting the Mid-American Conference Championship, Nov. 1. The final two meets of the year will be the NCAA Great Lakes Region, Nov. 15, and the NCAA Championship, Nov. 24. “Our schedule includes two national caliber invitationals as we travel to the Notre Dame Invitational and Pre NCAA Invitational, where we will face many of the very best teams in the nation,” said Goodridge.

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Senior-Senior 6-0 • 155 lbs. Monroe, Mich. St. Mary’s Catholic 3L: 2005, 2006, 2007

EMU 2007: Ran in seven out of eight meets for the Eagles...Named first team All-MAC after placing fifth at the MAC Championship (Oct. 27), running 25:06.90… Named Academic All-MAC…Seventh at the Western Invitational (Sept. 22) finishing with a time of 32:25… Placed eighth with a time of 32:21 at the Michigan Open (Aug.31)...Placed 53rd (32:22.94) at the Great Lakes Regional…Finished 92nd at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28) crossing the finish with a time of 25:29…Finished 207th at the Pre-NCAA Championship (Oct. 13), running 25:34...2006: Was named first team All-MAC after placing third at the MAC Championship (Oct. 28), running the 8K course with a time of 27:56.0...Finished 16th at the Mel Brodt Invitational (Sept. 16), running 26:08.97... Placed 42nd at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 11), running the 10K course in a personal-best time of 32:18.46...Ran a personal-best time of 24:52 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 29), finishing 50th...Tied his personal-best time of 24:52 at the Pre-NCAA Invitational (Oct. 14), finishing 102nd...2005: Placed seventh at the Michigan Intercollegiate (Oct. 7), running 12:04...Finished eighth at the EMU Fall Classic (Oct. 21), running 25:15... Placed 30th at the MAC Championship (Oct. 29), running 26:14...Ran a 10K time of 34:49 at the NCAA Regional (Nov. 12)... High School: Had personal-best of 15:51 in the cross country 5,000 meters...Captain of his high school squad for three consecutive years...Four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track...Fouryear team MVP in cross country and track...Senior: Selected MVP in cross country and track...Div. III State champ in the mile..Named Monroe County Cross Country and Track and Field Athlete of the Year...All-State in track and cross country...Region and league champ in cross country...Junior: First-team All-Huron League and First-team All-Region...State qualifier in track and cross country...Sophomore: First-team All-Huron League and All-Region in cross country...Freshman: State qualifier and All-Region in cross country and track...Personal: Full name: David George Brent...Son of Paul and Sylvia Brent...Has a brother, Joshua, and sister, Sarah...Born 8-17-87...Major: Mathematics. BRENT’S CAREER BESTS 8K 24:52 (9-29-06) 10K 32:18.46 (11-11-06) Finish Third (11-28-06) All-MAC 2006, 2007 Academic All-MAC 2007

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CHRUSCIEL Senior-Senior

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CHRUSCIEL’S CAREER BESTS 24:58 (10-13-07) 32:26 (9-22-07) Ninth (8-31-07)

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EMU 2007: Had a breakout season, finishing as a topseven runner in all seven meets that he competed in...Had his best finishes at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31) and the Western Ontario Invitational (Sept. 22), turning in times of 32:32 and 32:26, respectively, and taking home ninth place finishes in both meets...Finished 19th at the MAC Championship (Oct. 27), running 25:35...Ran 25:03 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28), finishing 64th...Ran 33:18.23 at the NCAA Regional Championship (Nov. 10) to finish 94th...Broke the 25 minute barrier, running 24:58 at the Pre-NCAA Invitational (Oct. 13), where he finished 149th...2006: Placed 32nd at the EMU Classic (Oct. 20), running 34:51...2005: Placed 14th at MSU Invite, (Sept. 16), running 25:26, a season-best time and place...Ran 25:49 at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational (Oct. 1), placing 51st...Placed 56th at the MAC Championship (Oct. 29), running 27:19...2004: Redshirted...High School: Fouryear varsity letterwinner in cross country and track...Three time state qualifier (2001-2003)...National Honor Society and Honor Roll...Senior: All-Conference, All-Area by the Grandville Advance and All-Region...All-State honors (Division I, 15:38)...MVP in cross country and track... Team captain...Junior: All-Conference and All-Region (Honorable Mention)...MVP in cross country and track... Personal: Full name: Luke David Chrusciel...Son of John and Pamela Chrusciel...Has two brothers, Adam and Ethan, and a sister, Beth...Born 2-4-86...Major: Electronic media and film studies.

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6-0 • 135 lbs. Grandville, Mich. Grandville H.S. 3L: 2005, 2006, 2007

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Senior Luke Chrusciel

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Senior Jake DuBois

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DuBOIS

Senior-Senior 5-9 • 145 lbs. Jackson, Mich. East Jackson H.S.

EMU 2007: Competed in two races for the Eagles, with his best time coming at the EMU Classic (Oct. 19), running 34:45 for the 10,000 meters, finishing 29th... Finished 27th at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31), running 35:09...2006: Helped lead the team to a first place showing at the Mel Brodt Invitational (Sept. 16) by placing 34th with a time of 27:10.16...Ran 36:29 at the Michigan Open (Sept. 1), finishing 37th...Placed 43rd at the EMU Classic, (Oct. 20), running 35:36...2005: Placed ninth at the Michigan Intercollegiate (Oct. 7), running 12:07...Placed 18th at the EMU Open (Oct. 21), running 26:03...2004: Redshirted...High School: State champion in the 1600 and 800 meters...Two-time All-State, four-time All-Area, and three time All-Conference selection...Personal: Full name: Jacob William DuBois...Son of William and Linda DuBois...Has a brother, Christopher...Born 1-11-86... Major: Health care administration. 8K 10K Finish

DuBOIS’ CAREER BESTS 26:03 (10-21-05) 34:45 (10-19-07) 18th (10-21-05)

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KARANJA Senior-Senior

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KARANJA’S CAREER BESTS 8K 23:56 (10-13-07) 10K 30:58 (11-10-07) Finish First (9-22-07) All-MAC 2005, 2006, 2007 Academic All-MAC 2007 NCAA All-Region 2007 MAC Runner of the Week Twice

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EMU 2007: Led Eagles in all but one meet during the course of the season…Qualified for the NCAA Championship (Nov. 19), where he finished 150th, running 31:32...Top EMU and Mid-American Conference finisher at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, finishing eighth to qualify for the NCAA Championship, running careerbest 30:58 in the 10K...Was the team’s No. 2 runner at the MAC Championship (Oct. 27) where he his earned third consecutive first team All-MAC honors by placing third (24:49)… Helped team to third straight MAC title… Named MAC Runner of the Week for Sept. 24 and Oct. 1…Broke 24-minute mark at Pre-Nationals (one of only two individuals to do so in the MAC)…Won the individual title at the Western Ontario Invite (Sept. 22), running the 10K course in a time of 31:52, the 11th fastest time ever at the meet...Ran 31:20 for the 10K at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31) to finish second...Placed 18th at the prestigious Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28), running 24:20... Finished 32nd against nation’s best at Pre-Nationals (Oct. 13), running a career-best 23:56 and was the top MAC runner in his race…Improved his 8,000-meter time by 40 seconds during the 2007 season...2006: Named first-team All-MAC for the second straight year after finishing seventh at the MAC Championship (Oct. 28), running the 8,000 meter course in a time of 28:04.5...Ran 24:40 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 29) to finish 36th...At the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 11) he finished 37th with a time of 32:12.37...Finished 67th at the Pre-NCAA Invitational (Oct. 14), running 24:36...2005: Selected first-team All-MAC after placing sixth at the MAC Championship (Oct. 29), running an 8K personal and season-best of 24:47...13th at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational (25:03)...30th at the NCAA Regional (32:09) and 126th at the NCAA Championships (31:14)...2004: Redshirted...High School: Earned MVP honors of his squad as a junior and senior...Conference champion in the 800, 1500, and 3000 meter...Personal: Full name: Josh Karanja...Son of Susan Karanja...Born 6-14-84... Major: Graduated with a bachelor’s in Political Science. Pursuing a master’s in public administration.

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5-9 • 135 lbs. Ottawa, Canada Nepean H.S. 3L: 2005, 2006, 2007

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Senior Josh Karanja

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Senior Kyle Mena

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MENA

Senior-Senior

5-11 • 132 lbs. Portage, Mich. Portage Northern H.S. 3L: 2005, 2006, 2007 EMU 2007: Earned second-team All-MAC honors after finishing 12th at the MAC Championship (Oct. 27), running 25:21...Finished fifth at the Western Ontario Invitational (Sept. 22), running the 10K course in a time of 32:25... Ran a 10K time of 31:59 at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31), placing sixth overall and finishing as the second EMU runner across the line...Ran 24:51 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28), finishing 47th...Finished 62nd at the NCAA Regional (Nov. 10), running the 10K race in a time of 32:34.38...Ran a career-best 24:22 at the Pre-NCAA Invitational (Oct. 13), placing 85th...2006: Limited races due to injury during the latter part of the season...Placed eighth at the Mel Brodt Invitational (Sept. 16) running 25:43.56...Placed 60th at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 29), running 25:00...2005: Named second-team All-MAC...Placed 12th at the MAC Championship (25:15), 33rd at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational (25:27), 61st at the NCAA Regional (33:00) and 180th at the NCAA Championships (32:06)...2004: Redshirted...High School: Finished 12th and was All-State as a senior...All-Regional selection as a junior and senior...Named to the SWMAC All-Conference team all four years...Four-year varsity cross country award winner...Personal: Full name: Kyle Patrick Mena...Son of Pat Mena and Amy Clary...Born 6-9-85...Major: Exercise Science. 8K 10K Finish All-MAC

MENA’S CAREER BESTS 24:22 (10-13-07) 31:59 (08-31-07) Fifth (9-22-07) 2005, 2007

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NAUGHTON Senior-Senior

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EMU 2007: Finished 15th at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31), running the 10K course in a time of 32:45...Placed 17th, running 25:33.7 at the MAC Championship (Oct. 27)...Ran 33:24 at the Western Ontario Invitational (Sept. 22) to finish 26th...Was the fourth EMU runner across the line, running 32:33.50 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 10), finishing 61st overall...Ran a season-best 25:26 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28), placing 122nd...2006: Named second team All-MAC...Placed 10th at the MAC Championship (28:21.0)...Fifth at the Mel Brodt Invitational (25:33.03)...39th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (32:15.46)...92nd at the Notre Dame Invitational (25:20)...160th at the Pre-NCAA Invitational (25:18)...2005: Was named first-team All-MAC... Placed fifth at the MAC Championship (24:26)...16th at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational (25:06)...34th at the NCAA Regional (32:16) and 87th at the NCAA Championships (31:05)...2004: Redshirted...High School: National Finalist, All-Midwest, All-State, All-County and All-Conference selection as a senior...All-County and AllConference selection his junior year...Four-year varsity cross country award winner...Personal: Full name: Neal Naughton...Son of Kevin Naughton Sr. and Mary Naughton...Older brother, Kevin, graduated in 2007 and was a member of the EMU cross country team...Born 1-4-86... Major: Journalism. NAUGHTON’S CAREER BESTS 8K 24:26 (10-29-05) 10K 31:05 (11-21-05) Finish Fifth (10-29-05) All-MAC 2005, 2006

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6-0 • 160 lbs. Walled Lake, Mich. Walled Lake Western H.S. 3L: 2005, 2006, 2007

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Senior Josh Perrin

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PERRIN

Senior-Senior

6-2 • 145 lbs. Hillsdale, Mich. Hillsdale H.S. 3L: 2005, 2006, 2007 EMU 2007: Won the 2007 Mid-American Conference individual championship title, running the 8K race in a time of 24:33...Earned first-team All-MAC honors...Finished fourth at the Western Ontario Invitational (Sept. 22), running the 10K course in a time of 32:17...Finished 11th at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31), running 32:34... Ran 24:47 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28) to finish 42nd...Ran a season-best 10K time of 32:14.54 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 10) to finish 50th and help the team finish seventh...Ran a career-best 24:19 at the Pre-NCAA Invitational (Oct. 13)...2006: Named first-team All-MAC...Placed second at the MAC Championship (27:20.9)...18th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (31:41.93)...27th at the Notre Dame Invitational (24:25)...89th at the Pre-NCAA Invitational (24:48)...2005: Placed 14th at the MAC Championship (25:31), 37th at the NCAA Regional (32:22) and 94th at the NCAA Championship (31:11)...2004: Redshirted... High School: Selected Jackson Citizen Patriot Runner of the Year as a junior and senior...Division III State Cross Country Champion...Finished as Regional and Conference champion his junior and senior year...Selected All-State, All-Region and All-Conference as a senior... Finished fifth at the state finals as a junior...Named firstteam All-Conference and second-team All-Region as a sophomore...Personal: Full name: Joshua John Perrin... Son of John and Laura Perrin...Has a brother, Dustin... Born 1-3-86...Major: Biology.

Perrin accepts the gold medal from MAC Assistant Commissioner for Special Events Aimee DuPree-Chambers 8K 10K Finish All-MAC All-Region

PERRIN’S CAREER BESTS 24:19 (10-13-07) 31:11 (11-21-05) First (10-27-07) 2006, 2007 2006 1970 NCAA College division and naia national champions

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Seniors Erik Reichenbach, Mark Wehrman and R.P. White

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REICHENBACH Senior-Senior

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6-0 • 158 lbs. Pinckney, Mich. Pinckney H.S.

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EMU 2007: Spent the season in Micronesia for the 16th season of the hit CBS reality show Survivor: MicronesiaFans vs. Favorites...2006: Placed 30th at the Michigan Open (35:06)...43rd at the Bowling Green Invitational (27:43.50)...2005: Placed 40th at the EMU Open (26:50)... High School: Four-year track participant at Pinckney. Ran for coach Tom Carney...Participated in soccer and track...Personal: Full name: Erik John Reichenbach, son of Richard and Marylyn...Has two brothers, Richard and Kurt...Father, Richard, competed in intercollegiate track... Born 11-27-85...Major: Art/Graphic Design.

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REICHENBACH’S CAREER BESTS 26:50 (10-21-05) 35:06 (9-1-06) 30th (9-1-06)

R.P.

Senior-Senior 5-9 • 145 lbs. Hillsdale, Mich. Hillsdale H.S. 2L: 2005, 2006

EMU 2007: Did not run in any races...2006: Placed eighth at the EMU Classic (32:42)...Ninth at the Bowling Green Invitational (25:46.35)...11th at the Michigan Open (33:40)...2005: Placed sixth at the Michigan Intercollegiate (25:48)...16th at the EMU Open (25:48)... 61st at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational (25:53)...High School: Ran cross country and track... Freshman record holder...Personal: Full name: Richard Perry White...Son of Richard and Penny White...Has a sister, Rachel...Born 3-3-87... Major: Geography.

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WHITE’S CAREER BESTS 25:48 (10-7-05) 32:42 (10-20-06) Ninth (9-16-06)

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Junior Curtis Vollmar

VOLLMAR Senior-Junior 6-1 • 140 lbs. Grand Blanc, Mich. Grand Blanc H.S. 2L: 2006, 2007

EMU 2007: Earned second-team All-Mid-American Conference honors for the second straight year after finishing 10th at the MAC Championship...Had his best finish and 10K time of the season at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31) where he finished seventh and ran a career-best 10K time of 32:05...Finished 21st at the Western Ontario Invitational (Sept. 22), running the 10K course in a time of 33:11... Ran an 8K season-best time of 24:52 at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28), finishing 49th...Finished 63rd with a time of 32:35.50 a the NCAA Regional Championship (Nov. 10)...Ran 25:10, finishing 166th at the Pre-NCAA Invitational (Oct. 13)...2006: Was named second-team All-MAC...Placed fourth at the Bowling Green Invitational (25:22.14)...Eighth at the Michigan Open (33:12)...12th at the MAC Championship (28:26.1)...45th at the Notre Dame Invitational (24:46)...86th at the Pre-NCAA Invitational (24:47)...2005: Redshirted...High School: Ran cross country and indoor track…Big 9 Champ, Regional Champ, County Champ, placed 13th in the state as a senior…Personal: Full name: Curtis Anthony Vollmar... Son of Richard Vollmar and Kim Turner... Has five siblings, Joshua, Jack, Ashley, Chloe and Sammy...Born 2-28-87...Major: Math Education. 8K 10K Finish All-MAC

VOLLMAR’S CAREER BESTS 24:46 (9-29-06) 32:05 (8-31-07) Fourth (9-17-06) 2006, 2007

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WASSUS

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WASSUS’ CAREER BESTS 26:06 (9-29-06) 36:25.2 (11-12-05) Third (9-3-05)

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EMU 2007: Redshirted the 2007 after transferring from the Oakland University...OAKLAND: Sophomore: Had his best finish of the season at the Golden Grizzly Open (9-3-05), finishing fourth in a time of 21:12...Finished 23rd at the Michigan Intercollegiates (10-6-06), running 12:34.0...Was 28th at the Falcon Invitational (10-14-06), running 26:37.78...Freshman: Finished third at the Golden Grizzly Open (9-3-05), running 21:09...Finished fifth at the Crusader Invite (9-9-05), running 26:25...Helped the team win the Mid-Con Conference title (10-29-05), finishing 15th with a time of 26:06.7...Finished 20th at the Central Collegiate Championship (9-18-05), running 26:19...High School: As a senior, named All-State, All-Region and All-League in cross country...Finished fourth in the indoor mile at the state championship... Ran the anchor leg of the state championship distance medley relay team...Finished fourth in the two-mile at the Division I State Championship...Regional two-mile champion...League champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters...Held personal-bests of 15:43 for the cross country 5,000 meters...Personal: Full name: Kenneth George Wassus...Son of Kenneth and Cheryl Wassus... Father, Ken, attended and played baseball at Wayne State University, while mother, Cheryl, attended Michigan State University...Has one sister, Katie...Born 11-15-86... Major: Math Education.

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6-5 • 172 lbs. Monroe, Mich. Monroe H.S. (Oakland Univ.)

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Sophomores Ransom Brown and Willy Dague

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BROWN

Junior-Sophomore 5-10 • 143 lbs. Coldwater, Mich. Coldwater H.S.

EMU 2007: Ran in four races during the 2007 season... Finished 16th at the EMU Fall Classic (Oct. 19), running 33:29...Finished 22nd at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31), running 34:02...Had a career-best 10K time of 33:21 at the Western Ontario Invitational (Sept. 22), finishing 60th...Ran 26:34 at the Notre Dame Invitational...High School: Named All-Academic for cross country his junior and senior years...Team won the Conference Championship his sophomore year... Personal: Full name: Ransom Warner Brown...Son of Stephen and Valercia Brown... Has a sister: Megan...Born 8-19-87...Major: Secondary Education, physics.

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BROWN’S CAREER BESTS 26:34 (9-28-07) 33:21 (9-22-07) 16th (10-19-08)

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DAGUE

Junior-Sophomore

6-0 • 154 lbs. Newport, Mich. Monroe Jefferson H.S.

EMU 2007: Ran in four races during the 2007 season... Had best finish at the EMU Classic (Oct.19), where he finished 19th, running 33:55...Finished 20th at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31), running 33:52, a personal-best 10K mark...Finished 73rd at the Western Ontario Invitational (Sept. 22), running 34:59...High School: Was on the All-State team in both cross country and track his senior year...Ran a mile in 4:19...Was named All-League his junior year...Also competed in wrestling his freshman and sophomore years...Personal: Full name: William Stuart Dague...Son of Daniel and Kendra Dague...Has a sister, Dana...Born 7-20-88...Major: Biology.

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DAGUE’S CAREER BESTS 26:26 (9-28-07) 33:52 (9-22-07) 18th (10-19-08)

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5-11 • 140 lbs. Kalamazoo, Mich. Kalamazoo Central H.S.

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GRAU’S CAREER BESTS 25:36 (10-27-07) 34:12 (8-31-07) 16th (10-19-08)

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EMU 2007: Ran in four races for the Eagles in 2007, including the MAC Championship (Oct. 27) where he finished 30th, running 25:54.40...Ran 25:36 a personal best at Pre-NCAA Nationals to finish 53rd ...Ran 34:22 at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31), finishing 24th...Ran 26:04 at the Notre Dame Invitational...High School: Was the state champion and placed second in the regional competition his senior season...Was the regional champion and named All-Conference his junior year...Selected as team captain both junior and senior years... Also ran track for four years and played basketball for two years... Personal: Ryan Francis Grau...Son of Warren and Jane Grau...Has two brothers, Owen and Zach, and a sister, Alice...Born 6-14-87...Major: Physical Education. 8K 10K Finish

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HAMMERSMITH Junior-Sophomore 6-1 • 169 lbs. Wolcottville, Mich. Prairie Heights H.S.

EMU 2007: Named MAC Runner of the Week Oct. 22 after finishing 11th a the EMU Fall Classic, running a 10K personal-best of 32:59...Finished 21st at the Michigan Open (Aug. 31), running 33:54 for the 10K...Ran 33:30 at the Western Ontario Invitational (Sept. 22), finishing 29th...Finished 140th at the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28), running 26:15...2006: Redshirted...High School: Was named All-State his sophomore through senior years...Was also NECC and sectional champion his senior year... Competed in track and wrestling all four years of high school...Personal: Matthew Dale Hammersmith... Son of Tracy and Elizabeth Hammersmith... Has four brothers, Eli, Jayrod, Matt and Nate, and three sisters, Britt, Megan and Nicole... Born 7-15-87... Major: Physical Education. HAMMERSMITH’S CAREER BESTS 8K 26:15 (9-28-07) 10K 32:59 (10-19-07) Finish 11th (10-19-08) mac cross country champions: 1973, 1974, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007

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Redshirt Freshmen Nick Deering, Austin Hendrix and Peter Martin

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PETER

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DEERING

6-0 • 138 lbs. Empire, Mich. Traverse City West H.S.

EMU 2007: Redshirted...Personal: Full name: Nicholas Ross Deering...Son of Michael and Diane Deering...Has one brother, Wyatt...Born 9-15-88...Major: Art Education.

AUSTIN

HENDRIX

Sophomore-Freshman 5-11 • 140 lbs. Sylvania, Ohio Sylvania Northview H.S.

EMU 2007: Redshirted...High School: Won three letters in cross country and four in track at Sylvania Northview High School...NLL first team All-League in cross country in his sophomore, junior and senior years...NLL firstteam All-League men’s track (3,200 meters) as a senior, 800 meters and 4x800-meter relay as a sophomore and junior...State qualifier in cross country as a senior and in the 1,600 meters in track...District champ in 1,600 meters as a junior...Made honor roll all four years and was a member of the National Honor Society...Personal: Full name: Austin David Hendrix...Son of Dave and Sue Hendrix...Born 5-22-89...Major: Business.

MARTIN

6-3 • 160 lbs. Traverse City, Mich. Traverse City West H.S.

EMU 2007: Redshirted...High School: As a senior he was All-Big North Conference second team in cross country and All-Region Dream Team...Four varsity track letters, three cross country...Team finished third at Div. I state meet...Personal: Peter Jacob Martin...Son of Andrew Martin and Anne Franko...Has one brother, Michael Franko...Born 5-23-89...Major: Undecided.

EMU Did You Know? Boaz Cheboiywo, the 2001 Mid-American Conference and NCAA Cross Country Champion is one of only two MAC NCAA Champions. The other is former Ohio University athlete and longtime coach Elmore Banton, who took home the win in 1964.

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Redshirt Freshmen Nick Immell, Andrew Pfeiffer, Cole Sanseverino and Wes Stoody

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EMU 2007: Redshirted...High School: Earned 12 varsity letters in cross country, indoor and outdoor track...Qualified for states in cross country in his sophomore, junior and senior years and for indoor track in the 1600-meters as a sophomore and junior...Qualified for states in indoor track as a senior in the 3200-meters and 4x800-meter relay...Also qualified for states in 3,200 meters in Indoor Track as a freshman...Qualified for states in outdoor track in 3200-meters and 4x800-meter relay outdoors as a senior...Cross country section team champions and indoor and outdoor section champs in the 3200-meters and 4x800-meter relay as a senior...ECIC Champion in 3200-meters, 1600-meters and 4x800-meters as a senior...ECIC Team Champions in track senior year...12time scholar athlete...Received advance Regents Diploma with honors..AP Scholar with Distinction...Personal: Full name: Andrew William Pfeiffer...Son of Donald and Rebecca Pfeiffer...Has one brother, Scott...Born 12-22-88... Major: Philosophy.

Sophomore-Freshman 6-1 • 148 lbs. Fenton, Mich. Flint Powers Catholic H.S.

EMU 2007: Redshirted...High School: All-State, AllCountry first team cross country as a senior, All-Big Nine, All-County...All-Region first team as a junior...Team captain as a senior...3200-meter relay runner up at state track and fielld meet...All-Metro league first team and All-County second-team as a freshman...Honor roll and National Honor Society...Personal: Full name: Winston Emmitt Stoody...Son of Winston and Mary Stoody...Has one sister, Maggie...Born 1-12-89... Major: Economics.

EMU Did You Know? Eastern Michigan has only had four head coaches since cross country became a varsity sport in 1923, as former club standout Lloyd Olds took over the program. He coached from 1923-31, and then from 1933-1941. Then assistant coach George Marshall filled in for Olds in 1932, who went on a coaching leave for the 1932 Olympics. In 1942, Marshall took over the program until his retirement after the 1966 season. In 1967, Bob Parks was hired and spent 34 years at the position of head coach until he retired following the 2000 season. Current head coach John Goodridge took over during the 2001 season.

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EMU 2007: Redshirted...High School: Finished third at the cross country state meet as a senior seventh as a junior...Indoor All-American in the mile run as a senior... State champ in 1,600-meters outdoors as a junior and senior...Indoor distance medlay relay state champ as a senior...Honor roll all four years... Personal: Full name: Cole Robert Sanseverino...Son of Joe Sanseverino and Julieann Cregar...Has two brothers, Trever and Drew Sanseverino, and four sisters, Carly Sanseverino, Isabella, Madison and Jaclyn Cregar...Born 6-26-88...Major: Undecided.

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EMU 2008: Newcomer to the team after transferring from the University of Cincinnati... School: As a senior, his cross country team placed fifth at the regional meet, where he ran a season and personal-best time of 17:05...Track state qualifier in the 4x800-meter relay... Team qualified for the regional meet as a junior...District champion and regional runner-up in the 4x800 and 800 meters as a junior...Played soccer his first two years of high school...MVP his junior year in track...Personal: Full name: Nicholas Scott Immell...Son of Scott and Sarah Immell...Both parents attended Ohio University...Has two sisters, Courtney and Claire...Born 9-30-88...Major: Information Systems.

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Freshman-Freshman Greenwood, Ind. Center Grove H.S.

EMU 2008: Newcomer to the team...High School: AllMIC in cross country his junior and senior years...Fouryear All-County in cross country and track..Personal: Full name: Gregory Joseph Bantista...Son of Greg and Cindy Bantista...Father, Greg, attended Southern Illinois University...Mother, Cindy, attended Cal State Northridge... Has one brother, Jordan, and one sister, Jessica...Born 12-27-89...Major: Finance.

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HUEY

Freshman-Freshman 5-8. • 130 lbs. Canton, Mich. Plymouth H.S.

EMU 2008: Newcomer to the team...High School: Threeyear member of the cross country, track and swimming teams... Personal: Full name: Justin Patrick Huey...Son of Lee and Jody Huey...Has one sister, Alison...Born 2-21-89...Major: Pre-Vet.

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Freshman-Freshman 5-7 • 134 lbs. Manchester, Mich. Manchester H.S.

EMU 2008: Newcomer to the team...High School: Ann Arbor News All-Area, All-Conference, All-Region and AllState as a senior...Named cross country team MVP as a freshman, sophomore and senior...Named Track MVP as a senior...All-Conference and All-Region as a sophomore...In track, All-Conference, Region, Area and State as a senior...Cascades Scholar Athlete...Honor Roll and Optimist Student...Personal: Full name: James Michael Hughes...Son of Michael and Anne Hughes...Father, Michael attended Central Michigan University...Has two sisters, Jackie and Lisa...Born 2-4-90...Major: Biology.

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Freshman-Freshman 5-10 • 140 lbs. Fenwick, Mich. Carson City-Crystal H.S.

EMU 2008: Newcomer to the team...High School: Member of the National Honor Society, Academic High Honors throughout high school...Academic All-State Cross Country in 2006 and 2007...Senior: Central Michigan Athletic Conference (CMAC) cross country champion... All-State...The Morning Sun and Lansing State Journal Dream Team (cross country)...Daily News Runner of the Year...School record in the 5K (15:42)...CMAC champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters...All-State in 3,200, finishing third...School record in 3,200 (9:24)...Junior: CSAA Cross Country...The Morning Sun and Lansing State Journal Dream Team (cross country)...Daily News Runner of the Year...All-State in cross country...CSAA League Champion in 1,600 and 3,200 meters...Regional runner-up in the 3,200...Sophomore: First-team All-CSAA cross country...Regional medalist and State qualifer... Team finished seventh at the Division III State meet in cross country...Team won the Regional Championship in cross country...CSAA champion in the 3,200...CSAA Runner-up in 1,600...State qualifier in 3,200...Personal: Full name: Garrett Steven Lacy...Son of Steven and Jennifer Lacy...Has two brothers, Jason and William...Born 3-20-90...Major: Biology.

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Freshman-Freshman 5-11 • 160 lbs. Elmore, Ohio. Woodmore H.S.

EMU 2008: Newcomer to the team...High School: National Honor Society and honor roll all four years... Academic All-Ohio...Captain of the men’s track team as a junior and senior and captain of the soccer team as a senior...Four year letterwinner in track and soccer...State qualifier and All-Ohio in track as a senior...Cross country League Champions senior year...All-League in cross country senior year...Soccer team was District Champions his senior year, earning All-League honors...Toledo Blade track honor roll as a junior and senior...Awarded the Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award...Personal: Full name: Andrew Patrick Holbrook...Son of Wm. Patrick Holbrook and Jean Gidich-Holbrook...Father Patrick attended the University of Toledo, while mother Jean attended The Ohio State University...Has one sister, Devon...Born 6-5-90...Major: Political Science.

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The 2007 Eastern Michigan University men’s cross country team had a season for the ages. EMU claimed its third consecutive Mid-American Conference title (13th overall) and had its 12th individual (Josh Perrin) and 16th overall winner claim the individual MAC title for the Green and White. The Eagles began the 2007 season with high expectations. The MAC coaches voted them to repeat as champions in the preseason coaches poll, setting the tone for the year. EMU opened the season at the annual Michigan Open (Aug. 31), a non-scoring meet featuring the Eagles and cross-county rivals the University of Michigan. Josh Karanja led the way for the Eagles, running the 10,000 meter course in a time of 31:20, finishing second to former harrier Corey Nowitzke. The Eagles set several records at the 2007 Western Ontario Invitational (Sept. 22), including lowest points scored (25) and the lowest overall team time (161:26). Karanja once again led, taking home the individual victory, running the 10K race with a 31:53 clocking. His time was the 11th fastest time in meet history. For his efforts that week, he was selected the MAC Runner of the Week. At the Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28) in South Bend, Ind., Karanja once again led the team, this time, to an eighth-place team finish. Karanja ran a blistering 24:20, his fastest collegiate 8,000 meter race to date, which was good for an 18th place finish. He was named the MAC runner of the Week. At the NCAA Pre-Nationals (Oct. 13) in Terre Haute, Ind., the Eagles walked away with a 20th place finish against 13 nationally-ranked teams in the men’s 8,000 meter race. The Green and White, who were ranked fourth in the region going into the meet, were led by Karanja for the fourth straight week. He ran his fastest collegiate mark of 23:56, 20 seconds faster than the mark he set the previous week. Other Eagles to set per-

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Josh Karanja sonal-bests at the Pre-NCAA included Kyle Mena, Josh Perrin and Luke Chrusciel. At the EMU Fall Classic (Oct. 19), Matt Hammersmith was the top runner for the Eagles, finishing 11th in 32:59. For his efforts, the MAC named him the Runner of the Week. The following week at the MAC Championship (Oct. 27), the Eagle harriers won their third consecutive cross country title and 13th in school history. The Green and White totaled 31 points to best runner-up Miami, which had 50 points. Only the second time in school history that the Eagles have won three consecutive conference titles. Eastern captured five straight from 1990 through 1994. The Eagles, who joined the MAC in 1972, are now a perfect 4-0 when Central Michigan has hosted the MAC Championship. The Eagles had all juniors score and had three in the top seven to claim first-team All-MAC and two additional runners earning second-team All-MAC honors. The Eagles had a new Josh to lead them this at the MAC meet, in Perrin. The junior, who finished second at last year’s championship, won the individual title in a time of 24:33, edging out Ohio’s Craig Leon. The 2007 championship was the second consecutive year in which an Eagle claimed the individual title. Perrin, who earned first-team All-MAC honors for the second consecutive year, becomes the 12th person and 16th overall winner to claim the individual title for the Green and White. The other Josh, Karanja, who had led the Eagles as the number one runner all season, finished third overall, improving upon his seventh-place finish last year. He fin-

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earned All-Region honors on his way to an eighth-place showing. Although he did not earn an outright bid to the NCAA meet, Karanja was awarded the needed at-large bid and finished 150th at the NCAA Championship (Nov. 19).

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Name Mich. Open W. Ontario Notre Dame Pre-NCAA EMU Classic MAC NCAA REG NCAA Todd Bowmar DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR David Brent 32:21 (8-4) 32:25 (7-4) 25:29 (92-7) 25:34 (207-7) DNR 25:06.90 (5-3) 32:22.94 (52-3) DNR Ransom Brown 34:02 (22-10) 33:21 (60-11) 26:34 (--) DNR 33:29 (16-3) DNR DNR DNR Luke Chrusciel 32:32 (9-5) 32:26 (9-6) 25:03 (64-5) 24;58 (149-4) DNR 25:35.90 (19-7) 33:18.23 (94-7) DNR Willy Dague 33:52 (20-8) 34:59 (73-12) 26:26 (--) DNR 33:55 (18-4) DNR DNR DNR Nick Deering DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Jacob Dubois 35:09 (27-13) DNR DNR DNR 34:45 (29-5) DNR DNR DNR Ryan Grau 34:22 (24-12) DNR 26:04 (--) DNR DNR 25:54.40 (30-9) DNR DNR Matt Hammersmith 33:54 (21-9) 33:30 (29-9) 26:15 (140-9) DNR 32:59 (11-1) DNR DNR DNR Austin Hendrix DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Jeff Hubbard DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Josh Karanja 31:20 (2-1) 31:53 (1-1) 24:20 (18-1) 23:56 (32-1) DNR 24:49.80 (3-2) 30:58 (8-1) 31:32.00 (150) Joel Kirsch 37:00 (38-14) DNR DNR DNR 34:58 (30-6) DNR DNR DNR Peter Martin DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Kyle Mena 31:59 (6-2) 32:25 (5-3) 24:51 (47-3) 24:22 (85-3) DNR 25:21.00 (12-5) 32:34.38 (62-5) DNR Neal Naughton 32:45 (15-7) 33:24 (26-8) 25:26 (122-8) DNR DNR 25:33.70 (17-6) 32:33.50 (61-4) DNR Josh Perrin 32:34 (11-6) 32:17 (4-2) 24:47 (42-2) 24:19 (78-2) DNR 24:33.00 (1-1) 32:14.54 (50-2) DNR Andrew Pfieffer DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Eric Reichenbach DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Ben Rodriguez DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Cole Sanseverino DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Wes Stoody DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Curtis Vollmar 32:05 (7-3) 33:11 (21-7) 24:52 (49-4) 25:10 (166-5) DNR 25:19.90 (10-4) 32:35.50 (63-3) DNR Kenneth Wassus DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Jared Werner DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Mark Wehrman 34:10 (23-11) 34:09 (54-10) 26:24 (--) DNR 33:20 (14-2) DNR DNR DNR R.P. White DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Matt Willing DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR DNR Wade Wines DNR 32:26 (8-5) 25:09 (70-6) 25:26 (188-6) DNR 25:40.30 (21-8) DNR DNR Distance of Race 10K 10K 8K 8K 10K 8K 10K 10K Number of Competitors (42) (148) (178) (270) 54 76 202 250 * Notre Dame Invitational- Eagles raced in two separate races. (--) denotes runners in that race (# place in race-# place on team) EMU top finisher in Bold

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ished the 8,000-meter course in a time of 24:49. He took home first team All-MAC honors for the third consecutive season. David Brent was fifth across the finish line completing the race in a time of 25:06 to earn All-MAC honors for the second straight year. Curtis Vollmar finished 10th for the Eagles in a time of 25:19, earning second team All-MAC accolades again. He improved from 12th place performance in 2007. Rounding out the top five scorers for the Green and White was Kyle Mena. Mena, who did not run last year in the conference championship due to injury finished 12th in a time of 25:19. Neal Naughton was next up for the Eagles. He finished 17th in a time of 25:33. Following Naughton was Chrusciel. He finished 19th in a time of 25:35. The final two runners across the line were Wade Wines (21; 25:40) and Ryan Grau (30; 25:54). Coach John Goodridge was voted the 2007 Coach of the Year, earning the award for the third straight year. Two weeks later Eastern capped off a stellar 2007 season with a seventh-place showing today at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 10) in Bloomington, Ind. The Eagles tallied 230 points. The University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan tied with 68 points to win the men’s race and earn the two automatic bids from the Great Lakes Region to the NCAA National meet. Karanja

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(Above) The 2007 men’s cross country team captured the Mid-American Conference Championship. The title was the Eagles’ third in a row and 13th in school history and the fourth under head coach John Goodridge.

(Above) Josh Perrin accepts the gold medal from Assistant MAC

(Above) Josh Karanja accepts the bronze medal from Dupree-

(Above) David Brent shakes hands with Dupree-Chambers. Brent finished

(Above) John Goodridge accepts the Coach of the Year award from

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1. Josh Perrin................................. 24:33.0 3. Josh Karanja.............................. 24:39.8 5. David Brent................................. 25:06.9 10. Curtis Vollmar............................. 25:19.9 12. Kyle Mena................................... 25:21.0 17. Neal Naughton............................ 25:33.7 19. Luke Chrusciel........................... 25:35.9 21. Wade Wines................................ 25:40.3 30. Ryan Grau................................... 25:54.4

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David Brent, Eastern Michigan Josh Karanja, Eastern Michigan Wade Wines, Eastern Michigan Cory Arnold, Central Michigan Brian King, Ohio Paul Krebs, Miami Craig Leon, Ohio Andrew Manning, Central Michigan Pat Sovacool, Miami Michael Veatch, Miami

24:33.0 24:37.4 24:49.8 25:05.0 25:06.9 25:09.4 25:14.1 25:16.5 25:19.3 25:19.9 25:20.2 25:21.0 25:22.5 25:26.3 25:31.9 25:33.6 25:33.7 25:34.6 25:35.9 25:38.1 25:40.3 25:42.9 25:43.0 25:44.3 25:47.6 25:49.8 25:51.9 25:53.5 25:53.9 25:54.4

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Curtis Vollmar (Eastern Michigan) Kyle Mena (Eastern Michigan) Brad Untrauer (Miami) Matt Loiselle (Central Michigan) Andy Morgan (Akron Sammy Kiprotich (Central Michigan) Eddie Kipchoge (Bowling Green)

. Josh Perrin Eastern Michigan 1 2. Craig Leon Ohio 3. Josh Karanja Eastern Michigan 4. Pat Sovacool Miami 5. David Brent Eastern Michigan 6. Jason Headman Akron 7. Michael Veatch Miami 8. Brad Untrauer Miami 9. Matt Loiselle Central Michigan 10. Curtis Vollmar Eastern Michigan 11. Andy Morgan Akron 12. Kyle Mena Eastern Michigan 13. Sammy Kiprotich Central Michigan 14. Eddie Kipchoge Bowling Green State 15. Kevin Silver Miami 16. Michael Perry Miami 17. Neal Naughton Eastern Michigan 18. Riak Mabil Central Michigan 19. Luke Chrusciel Eastern Michigan 20. Joe Parker Kent State 21. Wade Wines Eastern Michigan 22. Craig Rupe Akron 23. Andrew Manning Central Michigan 24. John Minen Kent State 25. Shamus Eaton Ohio 26. Dan Giza Buffalo 27. Scott Hilditch Kent State 28. Brian King Ohio 29. Paul Krebs Miami 30. Ryan Grau Eastern Michigan

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2007 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Indiana University Bloomington, Ind. November 10, 2007 Men’s 10,000 Meters

2007 NCAA Championship Indiana State University Terre Haute, Ind. November 19, 2007 Men’s 10,000 Meters

Team Results (Top 10) 1. Michigan 1. Wisconsin 3. Notre Dame 4. Indiana 5. Ohio State 6. Michigan State 7. Eastern Michigan 8. Marquette 9. Miami (Ohio) 10. Kent State

Team Results (Top 10) 1. Oregon 2. Iona 3. Oklahoma State 4. Northern Arizona 5. Wisconsin 6. Alabama 7. Colorado 8 Minnesota 9. Louisville 10. UTEP

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Individual Results (Top 25) 1. Patrick Smyth Notre Dame 30:22.44 2. Matt Withrow Wisconsin 30:38.42 3. Andy Baker Butler 30:40.81 4. Jake Watson Notre Dame 30:46.98 5. Jordan Kyle Indiana 30:49.51 6. John Ealy Ohio State 30:52.31 7. Lex Williams Michigan 30:53.27 8. Josh Karanja Eastern Michigan 30:58.88 9. Christian Wagner Wisconsin 30:59.73 10. Brandon Bethke Wisconsin 31:03.31 11. Craig Forys Michigan 31:07.73 12. Pat Sovacool Miami (Ohio) 31:10.28 13. Brandon Fellows Michigan 31:11.11 14. Jake Walker Notre Dame 31:14.09 15. Craig Leon Ohio U. 31:17.52 16. Jeff See Ohio State 31:18.83 17. Landon Peacock Wisconsin 31:18.92 18. Sean McNamara Michigan 31:21.65 19. Victor Grasa Michigan 31:23.70 20. John Black Michigan 31:26.16 21. Cole Hardacre Indiana 31:27.63 22. Brett Adams Notre Dame 31:29.40 23. Max Goldak Michigan State 31:30.73 24. Matt Lemon Dayton 31:33.12 25. Mark Fruin Indiana 31:38.50

Individual Results (Top 25) 1. Josh McDougal Liberty 2. Galen Rupp Oregon 3. Lopez Lomong Northern Arizona 4. Robert Curtis Villanova 5. Brent Vaughn Colorado 6. Jacob Korir Eastern Kentucky 7. Shadrack Songok Tex. A&M-CC 8. David Kinsella Portland 9. Shadrack Kiptoo-Biwot Oregon 10. David McNeill Northern Arizona 11. Ryan Vail Oklahoma State 12. Wesley Korir Louisville 13. Christo Landry William & Mary 14. Abraham Ng’etich Iona 15. Patrick Smyth Notre Dame 16. Trent Hoerr Illinois 17. Matt Withrow Wisconsin 18. Augustus Maiyo Alabama 19. Mark Korir Wyoming 20. Jeremy Johnson New Mexico 21. David Chirchir Oklahoma State 22. Andrew Bumbalough Georgetown 23. Stephen Samoei UTEP 24. Francis Kasagule Lamar 25. Mohamed Khadraoui Iona

29:22.4 29:23.4 29:45.5 29:46.3 29:47.4 29:48.7 29:50.1 29:52.2 29:55.9 29:56.8 29:57.9 29:58.3 30:04.0 30:04.6 30:05.4 30:07.1 30:09.0 30:12.8 30:13.2 30:18.3 30:19.2 30:19.8 30:20.4 30:20.6 30:20.9

Eastern Michigan Finishes 8. Josh Karanja Eastern Michigan 50. Josh Perrin Eastern Michigan 53. David Brent Eastern Michigan 61. Neal Naughton Eastern Michigan 62. Kyle Mena Eastern Michigan 63. Curtis Vollmar Eastern Michigan 95. Luke Chrusciel Eastern Michigan

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1973 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 56 2. Ball State 88 3. Miami 92 4. Bowling Green 107 5. Kent State 129 6. Toledo 143 7. Central Michigan 163 8. Western Michigan 165 9. Ohio 224 10. Northern Illinois 266 Coach of the Year: Bob Parks (EMU) MAC Champ: Gordon Minty (EMU)

1990 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 53 2. Ball State 56 3. Miami 87 4. Bowling Green 101 5. Ohio 117 6. Western Michigan 135 7. Central Michigan 165 8. Kent State 181 9. Toledo 227 Coach of the Year: Bob Parks (EMU) MAC Champ: John Harmeyer (BSU)

1974 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 29 2. Kent State 82 3. Ball State 85 4. Bowling Green 108 5. Western Michigan 143 6. Miami 151 7. Toledo 156 8. Central Michigan 180 9. Ohio 190 10. Northern Illinois 308 Coach of the Year: Bob Parks (EMU) MAC Champ: Gordon Minty (EMU)

1986 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 66 2. Miami 82 3. Ohio 86 4. Bowling Green 96 Western Michigan 96 6. Central Michigan 104 7. Ball State 148 8. Toledo 228 9. Kent State 288 Coach of the Year: Bob Parks (EMU) MAC Champ: Ron Johnson (CMU)

1992 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 32 2. Ohio 91 3. Central Michigan 95 4. Miami 106 5. Bowling Green 142 6. Ball State 149 7. Western Michigan 157 8. Kent State 171 9. Toledo 236 10. Akron 282 Coach of the Year: Elmore Banton (Ohio) MAC Champ: Dominic Middleton (EMU)

1993 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 40 2. Miami 51 3. Ball State 85 4. Central Michigan 129 5. Ohio 135 6. Bowling Green 159 7. Western Michigan 162 8. Akron 190 9. Kent State 220 10. Toledo 244 Coach of the Year: Chuck Zody (Miami) MAC Champ: Carl Warren (EMU)

1991 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 2. Western Michigan 3. Central Michigan 4. Kent State 5. Bowling Green 6. Ohio 7. Miami 8. Ball State 9. Toledo Coach of the Year: Jack Shaw (WMU) MAC Champ: Jim Loveless (KSU)

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1994 1. EASTERN MICHIGAN 37 2. Ohio 64 3. Central Michigan 89 4. Western Michigan 121 5. Miami 126 Ball State 126 7. Akron 150 8. Bowling Green 196 9. Toledo 214 10. Kent State 259 Coach of the Year: Bob Parks (EMU) MAC Champ: Barry Deese (CMU)

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2005 1. Eastern Michigan 30 2. Miami 64 3. Ohio 101 4. Kent State 120 5. Central Michigan 132 6. Akron 135 7. Buffalo 137 8. Bowling Green 229 9. Toledo 273 Coach of the Year: John Goodridge (EMU) MAC Champ: Dan Huling (Miami)

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10,000 Meters, Individual.................................................................................................. 30:15.49 - Jeff Drenth, CMU, 1983 Six Miles, Individual.....................................................................................................26:21.2 - Gordon Minty, EMU, 1974 8,000 Meters, Individual........................................................................................ 23:39.9 - Gavin Thompson, EMU, 2003 Four Miles, Individual...................................................................................................19:33.3 - Pete Lorandeau, KSU, 1964 Consecutive Championships, Team.....................................................................8 - Miami (1949, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56) Consecutive Championships, Individual............................................................... 3 - Gordon Minty, EMU (1972, 73, 74) Most Championships, Team.................................................................................................................................... 20 - Miami Most Championships, Individual............................................................................ 3 - Gordon Minty, EMU (1972, 73, 74) Most Individual Championships, School......................................................................................... Eastern Michigan, 16 Fewest Points (12-team field).......................................................................................................37 - Central Michigan, 1999 Fewest Points (11-team field)........................................................................................................................ 35 - Miami, 1997 Fewest Points (10-team field)................................................................................................. 29 - Eastern Michigan, 1974 Fewest Points (9-team field)................................................................................................... 23 - Eastern Michigan, 2006 Fewest Points (8-team field).......................................................................................................................... 32 - Miami, 1983 Fewest Points (7-team field)............................................................................................................................ 36 - Ohio, 1964 Fewest Points (6-team field).......................................................................................................................... 20 - Miami, 1947 Fewest Points (5-team field).......................................................................................................................... 21 - Miami, 1952 Fewest Points (4-team field)....................................................................................................... 17 - Western Michigan, 1959 Fewest Points (3-team field).......................................................................................................................... 16 - Miami, 1953 mac cross country champions: 1973, 1974, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007

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2007 1. Eastern Michigan 31 2. Miami 50 3. Central Michigan 98 4. Ohio 116 5. Akron 120 6. Kent State 130 7. Buffalo 180 8. Bowling Green 241 9. Toledo 258 Coach of the Year: John Goodridge EMU) MAC Champ: Josh Perrin (EMU)

2001 1. Eastern Michigan 30 2. Miami 83 3. Central Michigan 113 4. Kent State 133 5. Buffalo 135 6. Western Michigan 143 7. Ball StatE 196 8. Bowling Green 202 9. Marahall 229 10. Ohio 237 11. Toledo 261 12. Akron 322 Coach of the Year: John Goodridge (EMU) MAC Champ: Boaz Cheboiywo (EMU)

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EMU All-Time MAC Results/ Individual Champions MAC Cross Country Titles Year-by-Year

Year Champion............. EMU Finish 1972 Miami..................................Third 1973 Eastern Michigan............. First 1974 Eastern Michigan............. First 1975 Ball State............................Third 1976 Western Michigan..............Third 1977 Western Michigan............Fourth 1978 Miami...............................Fourth 1979 Western Michigan............Fourth 1980 Western Michigan............Fourth 1981 Miami.................................Third 1982 Central Michigan............Second 1983 Miami................................. Sixth 1984 Miami.................................. Fifth 1985 Miami.............................Second 1986 Eastern Michigan............. First 1987 Ball State........................Second 1988 Central Michigan.........T-Second 1989 Central Michigan................. Fifth 1990 Eastern Michigan............. First 1991 Eastern Michigan............. First 1992 Eastern Michigan............. First 1993 Eastern Michigan............. First 1994 Eastern Michigan............. First 1995 Bowling Green.................... Fifth 1996 Ohio.................................Fourth 1997 Miami.............................Second 1998 Miami.............................Second 1999 Central Michigan..............Fourth 2000 Eastern Michigan............. First 2001 Eastern Michigan............. First 2002 Central Michigan............Second 2003 Central Michigan............Second 2004 Central Michigan................. Fifth 2005 Eastern Michigan............. First 2006 Eastern Michigan............. First 2007 Eastern Michigan ............ First

MAC Team Championships Miami.......................................... 20 Western Michigan....................... 14 Eastern Michigan....................... 13 Central Michigan.......................... 7 Ohio . .......................................... 3 Ball State...................................... 2 Bowling Green.............................. 2 Wayne State................................. 1

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Eastern Michigan’s 2006 cross country team put a 41 point spread between themselves and second place Central Michigan University to claim its 11th MAC Championship. They also set a MAC record for lowest points scored in a nine team field with 23 points.

Eastern Michigan University Individual MAC Champions and Runners-Up

Champions 1972 Gordon Minty 29:47.00 1973 Gordon Minty 30:24.20 1974 Gordon Minty 29:21.20 1975 Dave Smith 29:50.40 1976 Joe Caruso 31:28.00 1992 Dominic Middleton 24:12.00 1993 Carl Warren 24:51.00 1995 Clint Verran 25:28.00 1997 Ben Reese 25:36.00 1999 Blake McDowell 24.43.00 2000 Blake McDowell 24:19.00 2001 Boaz Cheboiywo 24:11.00 2002 Gavin Thompson 23:50.20 2003 Gavin Thompson 23:39.90 2006 Corey Nowitzke 26:52.60 2007 Josh Perrin 24:33.00

Runners-Up 1983 Mark Smith 1991 Mark Dailey 1992 Clive Bonelle 1993 Jason Boothroyd 1998 Ben Reese 2000 Aaron Bartee 2005 Corey Nowitzke 2006 Josh Perrin

Since Eastern Michigan joined the MAC in 1972, EMU has won 13 MAC championships. Under coach Bob Parks the Eastern Michigan cross-country program produced eight MAC Champions, three All-Americans, and led the program to the NAIA and NCAA Division II National Championship in 1970. Coach Parks retired after the 2000 season, guiding his team to a 20th place finish in the NCAA Championships; the team was lead by Blake McDowell and Aaron Bartee.

30:26.20 31:15.29 24:29.00 24:54.00 24:57.00 24:22.00 24:25.00 27:20.95

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Championships by Coach Bob Parks, EMU............... 9 Elmore Banton, OU.......... 1 Chuck Zody, MIA.............. 5 Joe Rodgersm, BSU......... 1 Jack Shaw, WMU............. 4 Jerry Rushton, BSU.......... 1 Craig Fuller, CMU............. 4 Sid Sink, BGSU................ 1 John Goodridge................ 4 Don Sazima, CMU............ 1 * Coach championships calculated since Walt Drenth, CMU............ 2 1973 Warren Mandrell, MIA....... 2

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EMU, which had won the Reese Trophy three previous times (1987-88, 1990-91, 1995-96), added its fourth overall men’s all-sports title in 2007-08. The Eagles posted four league regular-season titles and one MAC Tournament crown last season.

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Providing leadership in education and in diversity, the Mid-American Conference moves into its 62nd year of service to the student-athlete. Since its inception in 1946, the Mid-American Conference has progressively grown and developed into one of the most aggressive Division I conferences in the country. Under the guidance of Commissioner Rick Chryst, the seventh commissioner in the history of the league, the MAC has responded to the ever changing landscape of membership issues and member standards in the fastpaced environment of collegiate athletics. The league has grown its commitment to championships by expanding to six neutral site post season events – football (Detroit’s Ford Field), volleyball (Toledo’s SeaGate Centre), men’s and women’s basketball (Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena), softball (Akron’s Firestone Stadium) and most recently baseball (Chillicothe’s VA Memorial Stadium). MAC football produced three bowl teams in 2007, the giving the MAC 14 bowl berths in the past four years with 10 different league institutions represented during that time. The 2007 season also welcomed the addition of Temple University to the East Division and the Owls responded with a league-leading defense and a 4-4 conference mark in their inaugural MAC season. A total of nine MAC football players were selected in the 2008 NFL draft, making it the second most selectees for the league since the NFL went to seven rounds in 1994. In its partnership with ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports, an unprecedented 25 football games involving MAC schools will be televised in 2008. That number includes regular season and post season events on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Classic and ESPN360. In addition, an eight-game MAC Game of the Week will be syndicated on ESPN Plus and available on over-the-air network affiliates to more than 22 millions homes in the Midwest. Four Mid-American Conference men’s basketball programs went on to postseason play this season as Kent State (NCAA Tournament), Akron (National Invitation Tournament), Miami (College Basketball Invitational) and Ohio (College Basketball Invitational) all made an appearance in postseason tournaments. There were a total of two women’s basketball programs that reached the postseason as Miami (NCAA Tournament) and Bowling Green (Women’s NIT) represented the MAC in postseason play.

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Kent State men’s basketball program was ranked in the top 25 in the regular season for the first time in school history. The Golden Flashes were 23rd in the Associated Press poll and 24th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll, both of which were released on February 25th.The Flashes earned their 10th consecutive 20-win season in addition to picking up the 1,000th victory in the 92-year history of the program. The last time the MAC had a team appear in the top 25 during the regular season was in 2001 when Ball State was ranked for four straight weeks (Nov. 26-Dec. 17), with the Cardinals climbing as high as 15th in the AP poll on Dec. 3. The Golden Flashes also made headlines in men’s golf this past season as KSU finished alone in sixth place at the NCAA Championship to earn the highest finish in the program’s storied history. MAC wrestlers also continued to shine on the national stage as Central Michigan senior 197-pounder Wynn Michalak finished runner-up at the NCAA Wrestling Championships and the Chippewas finished tied for seventh in the overall team competition. The conference now has national leadership positions on the following NCAA committees: - Carol Cartwright, interim President, Bowling Green, (Ad Hoc Committee to Review Issues Related to Gender and Ethnicity); Warde Manual, Buffalo (Academic Cabinet); Dell Robinson, MAC (Administrative Cabinet); Tom Collins, Ball State (Amateursim Cabinet); Mack Rhoades, Akron (Championships/Sports Management Cabinet); Brad Bates, Miami (Committee on Academic Performance); Eileen K.

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Jennings, Central Michigan (Committee on Infractions); Susan Lipnickey, Miami (Infractions Appeals Committee, and Leadership Council); Derrick Gragg, Eastern Michigan (Legislative Council); Stephanie Harvey-Vandenberg, Eastern Michigan (Recruiting Cabinet); Kelly Andrews, Toledo (Student-Athlete Awards, Benefits and Financial Aid Cabinet); Karin Lee, Ball State (Minority Opportunities and Interests); Rick Chryst, MAC (Playing Rules Oversight Panel); Lee Meserve, Bowling Green (Walter Byers Scholarship Committee). Furthermore, the MAC has representation on the Division I Sport Committees and related governing groups: Cathy O’Donnell, Kent State (Field Hockey); Dave Heeke, Central Michigan (Football Issues); Laing Kennedy, Kent State (Men’s Basketball); Charlie Coles, Miami (Men’s Basketball Issues); Mary Lu Gribschaw, Akron (Men’s Soccer); Karin Lee, Ball State (Women’s Tennis); Rich Ceronie, Miami (Men’s and Women’s Track and Field); Anucha Browne-Sanders (Women’s Basketball Issues); Greg Christopher, Bowling Green (Women’s Basketball); Matt Wolfert, Ball State (Women’s Soccer); Derek van der Merwe (Wrestling); Jim Schaus, Ohio (Men’s Basketball Rules); Reggie Witherspoon (Men’s Basketball Rules); Jerry Reighard, Central Michigan (Women’s Gymnastics); Dee Abrahamson, Northern Illinois (Softball Rules Committee). From Super Bowl quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (Miami University), British Open winner Ben Curtis (Kent State University), World Series winning manager Bob Brenly (Ohio University) and Olympic bobsled team member Brock Kreitzburg (University of Toledo), the MidAmerican Conference continues to excel in producing leaders in the world of athletics. MAC Milestones In March of 2006, Chryst and Cleveland Cavaliers President Len Komoroski announced that the Mid-American Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments would remain in Cleveland at Quicken Loans Arena through 2011. The MAC also announced a format change for both tournaments, bringing all 12 men’s and women’s teams to Cleveland beginning in 2007. The MAC also cohosted the 2007 Women’s Final Four at Quicken Loans Arena, after successfully hosting a 2006 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional at Quicken Loans Arena. In 2006, Chryst also announced a five-year partnership with ISP Sports, Inc. to oversee and coordinate the league’s marketing and sponsorship rights. ISP, which currently manages more than 40 college properties nationwide, is considered the leader in the collegiate sports marketing industry. The MAC was ISP’s first conference property. ISP is responsible for managing and growing the MAC’s stable of corporate partners, which currently includes FirstEnergy, Kraft, Marathon Oil, GMAC Financial Services, Gatorade, Automart.com and Sirius Satellite Radio. FirstEnergy has been the title sponsor for the men’s basketball tournament since its first year in Cleveland in March 2000, Kraft has been associated with the women’s basketball tournament since 2001, and Marathon Oil will be sponsoring the football championship for the fourth time in 2008.

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History of the MAC Based in Cleveland since July 1999 following a 15-year stay in Toledo, Ohio, the MAC has established historic measurements in both football and men’s and women’s basketball since its move to Northeast Ohio. The Mid-American Conference was founded as a fiveschool league on February 24, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio with Ohio, Butler, Cincinnati, Wayne State and Western Reserve admitted as charter members. The Mid-American Conference has 12 full-time schools and a 13th, Temple, for football only. Comprising the East Division is the University of Akron (joined in 1992), Bowling Green State University (1952), University at Buffalo (1998), Kent State University (1951), Miami University (1947) , Ohio University (1946) and Temple University (2007). The West Division members are Ball State University (1973), Central Michigan University (1971), Eastern Michigan University (1971), Northern Illinois University (1975-86, 1997), University of Toledo (1950) and Western Michigan University (1947). In 1946 men’s basketball was the first competitive sport in the MAC, which now sponsors a total of 23 sports. Women’s sports were brought into the conference’s structure in 1980. For men, championships (11) are sponsored in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, golf and tennis. For women, championships (12) are sponsored in basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and tennis.

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Corey Nowitzke..................... 2006-07

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Gordon Minty Gordon Minty (2), Dave Burkhart, Nick Ellis Gordon Minty (3), Dave Burkhart (2), Nick Ellis (2), Tom Hollander, Dave Smith Nick Ellis (3), Dave Smith (2) Jim Deren, Joe Caruso John Schulze Dan Shamiyeh Mark Smith Mark Smith (2) Don Johns, P.J. Osika Don Johns (2), George Rodriguez Scott Hippen Mark Dailey Scott Hippen (2), Dominic Middleton Clive Bonelle

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007

Dominic Middleton (2), Clive Bonelle (2), Carl Warren Carl Warren (2), Jason Boothroyd Jason Boothroyd (2), Dominic Middleton (3) Clint Verran Morris Giddens Ben Reese, Clint Verran (2) Ben Reese (2) Blake McDowell Blake McDowell (2), Aaron Bartee, Steve Crane Boaz Cheboiywo Boaz Cheboiywo (2), Gavin Thompson Gavin Thompson (2) Corey Nowitzke Corey Nowtzke (2), Josh Perrin Josh Karanja

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Clive Bonelle..............................1994 David Brent................................2007 Josh Karanja..............................2007 Blake McDowell.........................1998 Corey Nowitzke................2004, 2005 Rory Sneyd......................1996, 1998 Gavin Thompson........................2003 Clint Verran............1994, 1995, 1997 Adam Wheeler...........................1998 Wade Wines...............................2007

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1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1981 1983 1984 1985 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

Middleton (4), Paul McMullen 1995 Clint Verran (2), Jason Boothroyd (3) 1996 Lee Shaw 1997 Ben Reese, Clint Verran (3), Morris Giddens, Mark Reed, Mike Franko 1998 Ben Reese (2), Aaron Bartee, Lee Shaw 1999 Blake McDowell 2000 Blake McDowell (2), Aaron Bartee (2), Steve Crane, Joe Borg 2001 Boaz Cheboiywo, Steve Crane (2), Joe Borg (2), 2002 Joel David, Jordan Desilets, Gavin Thompson (2), Steven Crane (3) 2003 Wes Alkin, Steve Crane (4), Joel David (2), Gavin Thompson (3) 2004 Corey Nowitzke 2005 Josh Karanja, Kyle Mena, Neal Naughton, Corey Nowitzke (2), Alan Walker 2006 Corey Nowitzke (3), Josh Perrin, David Brent, Josh Karanja (2), Neal Naughton (2), Curtis Vollmar, Curtis Baldwin 2007 Josh Perrin (2), Josh Karanja (3) David Brent (2), Curtis Vollmar (2), Kyle Mena (2)

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Nick Ellis, Gordon Minty Nick Ellis (2), Gordon Minty (2), Dave Burkhart Nick Ellis (3),Gordon Minty (3), Rick Goodman, Tom Hollander, Dave Smith Nick Ellis (4), Dave Smith (2) Joe Caruso, Jim Deren, Dennis Kurtis John Schulze, Roger Jones Roger Jones (2), Rick Fethke Dan Shamiyeh Dan Shamiyeh (2), Kevin Young Dan Shamiyeh (3), Mark Smith Mark Smith (2), Craig Howe, Erik Henriksen Mark Smith (3) Mark Smith (4) George Rodriguez, P.J. Osika George Rodriguez (2), John Cross George Rodriguez (3), Don Johns, John Yates George Rodriguez (4), Mark Pogliano, Scott Hippen Scott Hippen (2), Mark Dailey, Dan Liedel, Dominic Middleton Mark Dailey (2), Dan Liedel (2), Mike Kessler, Clive Bonelle Dominic Middleton (2), Clive Bonelle (2), Carl Warren, Jason Jeske Dominic Middleton (3), Carl Warren (2), Jason Boothroyd Jason Boothroyd (2), Clint Verran, Dominic

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Roger Arnett, Harold Bauer, Jim O’Connor, Valden Criger, Tim Quinn Ed Morcombe, Harold Bauer, Jim O’Connor, Karl Kahler, Erwin Foster Robert Dunn, Walt Bellman, John Caplis, Erwin Foster, Karl Kahler, Walt Gibbs Walt Gibbs, Billy Zepp, Bowman Hall, Abe Rosenkrantz, Harry Werbin Billy Zepp, Abe Rosenkrantz, Harry Werbin, Warren Frye Abe Rosenkrantz(3), Harry Werbin(3), Bowman Hall, Carl Drajila D.O. Wyble, Carl Drajila Neville Hughes, Paul Herman, Bob Lee, Tom Quinn Warren Johnson, Bob Lee, Duane Zemper, Tom Quinn George Cole, Bob Lee (3), Duane Zemper, Tom Quinn (3), Bob Archer Al Pingel, Rutila Enzastiga, Bob Archer, Paul Hansen Dave Campbell, Wayne Seiler, Jim Bilsborrow, Dave Galloway, Bob Boudreau Gordon Minty, Jim Bilsborrow Tom Hollander, Jim Bilsborrow (3), Terry Furst Gordon Minty, Tom Hollander, Dave Burkhart, Nick Ellis, Scott Hubbard Gordon Minty (3), Dave

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Burkhart, Nick Ellis, Scott Hubbard, Bob Hunt, Rick Goodman Don Johns, P.J. Osika, George Rodriguez Don Johns, P.J. Osika, George Rodriguez, JohnCross Don Johns (3), George Rodriguez, Mark Brosnan George Rodriguez (4), Scott Hippen, Mark Pogliano John Griffiths, Paul Kerbey, Mark Dailey, Jeff Grainger, Dan Liedel Scott Hippen, Dominic Middleton Mark Dailey, Dan Liedel, Jason Jeske, Mike Kessler, Clive Bonelle Dominic Middleton, Jason Jeske, Clive Bonelle, Carl Warren Carl Warren, Rick Carr, Jason Boothroyd, Clint Verran Did Not Compete Clint Verran, Matt Curry Morris Giddens, Ben Reese, Mike Franko, Matt Marcini Mike Franko, Morris Giddens, Lee Shaw, Mark Reed Ben Reese, Aaron Bartee, Adam Wheeler, Chris Chiaro, Blake McDowell, Lee Shaw, Matt Marcini Blake McDowell, Joseph Borg, Jordan Desilets

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1938 1940 1941 1948 1951 1952 1953 1959 1960 1972 1973 1974 2000 2001 2002 2003 2006

Tom Quinn Tom Quinn, Bob Lee, Duane Zemper Duane Zemper Al Pingel Eddie Aylmer Bob Rowland Bob Rowland Mauri Jormakka Mauri Jormakka Gordon Minty Gordon Minty Gordon Minty, Dave Smith Blake McDowell Boaz Cheboiywo Boaz Cheboiywo, Joel David, Gavin Thompson Gavin Thompson Corey Nowitzke

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ALL-CENTRAL COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE

1930 Roger Arnett, Harold Bauer, Eddie Morcombe, J. O’Connor, Tim Quinn, Merlin Wolfe 1931 Harold Bauer, Ed Morcombe, Jim O’Connor, Karl Kahler, Erwin Foster 1932 Erwin Foster, John Caplis, Walt Gibbs 1934 Walt Gibbs, Abe Rosenkrantz, Billy Zepp, Harry Werbin 1936 Harry Werbin 1946 Al Pingel 1950 Bob Dean, Harold Vincent, Eddie Aylmer 1951 Eddie Aylmer, Ray Palmer, Bob Papp, J. DiCommandrea 1952 John DiCommandrea, Bob Rowland, Bob Papp 1968 Charlton Baldwin 1972 Gordon Minty, Dave Burkhart 1973 Gordon Minty, Dave Burkhart, Nick Ellis 1974 Dave Burkhart (3), Nick Ellis, Tom Hollander, Dave Smith 1975 Nick Ellis (3), Dave Smith 1976 Joe Caruso, Jim Deren 1977 John Schulze, Roger Jones 1983 Mark Smith 1985 P.J. Osika, George Rodriguez, John Cross 1986 P.J. Osika, George Rodriguez, John Cross 1987 Don Johns 1988 Mark Pogliano, Scott Hippen, George Rodriguez (3) 1991 Clive Bonelle, Mark Dailey 1992 Dominic Middleton, Carl Warren, Jeff Grainger, Rick Carr, Jason Jeske 1993 Dominic Middleton, Carl Warren, Jason Boothroyd 1994 Paul McMullen, Jason Boothroyd, Dominic Middleton (3), Clint Verran 1995 Jason Boothroyd (3), Clint Verran, Matt Curry, Matt Marcini 1996 Ben Reese, Morris Giddens, Mike Franko 1997 Ben Reese, Mike Franko, Morris Giddens, Mark Reed, Aaron Bartee 1999 Blake McDowell, Joseph Borg 2000 Blake McDowell, Aaron Bartee, Steve Crane, Ryan Desgrange, Jordan Desilets, Paul Pobursky 2002 Steven Crane, Ryan Desgrange, Paul Pobursky, Matt Wehrman 2003 Gavin Thompson

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ROGER ARNETT (1928-30) Owosso, Michigan. One of the first in a long line of outstanding Eastern Michigan cross country runners...Was a three-time AAU AllAmerican...In 1931, he was in a car accident and broke his back, ending his running career...Returned to Eastern to earn a science degree in 1934...Became one of the early leaders in demanding the rights of the physically handicapped...Testified before congressional committees, was an ordained Methodist minister, a research engineer at the University of Michigan and even had a bestselling book Handicap Race written about him.

EDDIE AYLMER (1949-51) Buzzard Bay, Massachusetts. Eddie was three-time All-IIAC, two-time All-CCC and AllAmerican in 1951. Aaron Bartee (1997-2000) Muskegon, Michigan. Was named All-State once, All-CCC three times and was All-MAC twice in cross country...MAC runner-up in 2000... All-Regional NCAA in 2000...Indoor and outdoor MAC co-MVP in 2001 as he won four individual titles. CLIVE BONELLE (1990-92, 94) England. Clive had an outstanding career despite being hampered by injuries, as he missed all of 1993 and had an up-and- down season in 1994...In 1991 he was All-State, All-CCC, All-MAC and NCAA All-District...In ‘92 he was state and MAC runner-up, eighth at NCAA District and ran at the NCAA National Championship Meet...In ‘94 he came on at the end, finishing 17th at MAC and 51st at Districts. JASON BOOTHROYD (1993-95) England. A transfer from England, Jason had a consistent and outstanding career...Three-time All-MAC and All-CCC, All-State in 1993 and two-time All-District...MAC runner-up in 1993... In 1994 he was third at the CCC and MAC and finished 11th in Districts, becoming the first EMU runner to individually qualify for nationals since 1975...In 1995 he won the first three races of the season and finished third at the MAC championship despite the fact that he hadn’t run in two weeks because of injury and illness. DAVE BURKHART (1972-75) Southgate, Michigan. Dave was All-MAC in 1973 (11th) and two-time All-District (seventh and 12th) runner...Best times were 1:53.55 (800), 4:04 (relay leg), 8:53.14 (2 mile) and 14:21.84 (5,000).

in front of his nearest competition, Jorge Torres of Colorado and set his fifth-course record of the year in five races, beating the previous mark for the 10K course by seven seconds...Posted the fifth fastest time in NCAA cross country championship history since race was extended to a 10-kilometer course in 1976... Became Eastern Michigan’s first National Champion at the Division I level and the first National Champion in cross country... Joins Elmore Banton, retired head coach at Ohio University Boaz Cheboiywo and OU athlete, as the only MidAmerican Conference National Champions...Qualifying for the 2001 NCAA Outdoor Track Championships, Cheboiywo came away with his second NCAA individual title of the year winning the 10,000-meter run with a time of 28:32.10...At the 2001 NCAA Great Lakes Regional, won with a time of 29.52.0 which was almost 45 seconds in front of his nearest competition, Big Ten Champion Alan Webb of Michigan...At the 2001 Mid-American Conference Championships held at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti, Cheboiywo won the MAC Men’s Cross Country Championship with 24:11 clocking, which set a course record, almost 30 seconds better than the previous mark...Won the 2002 NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 30:08.1, successfully defending his 2001 title...In 2002 NCAA Championships, Cheboiywo finished 7th overall with a time of 29:46.1. STEVE CRANE (2000-04) Phoenix, Arizona. A fourtime All-MAC selection during his career at EMU, a feat matched only four other times in EMU history...Named to the All-MAC second team in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and received All-MAC first-team honors for the 2004 season. JOEL DAVID (2001-2003) Kentwood, Michigan. Joel earned All-MAC first-team honors in 2002 and was named to the All-MAC second team in 2003 during his career at EMU...NCAA All-American Selection in 2002...Prior to joining the EMU cross country team in 2001, Joel was an NAIA All-American cross country runner at Cornerstone University.

JOE CARUSO (1975-76) Temperance, Michigan. Transfer from Monroe Community College and Aquinas College and finished 20th in the MAC in 1975...In 1976, he came from behind and won the MAC in the biggest upset in conference history...All-District that year... Best times were 9:02.34 (2 mile) and 14:13.64 (5,000). BOAZ CHEBOIYWO (2001-2002) El Doret, Kenya. Cheboiywo won the 2001 NCAA Championship for men’s cross country with a time of 28:47...Finished 19 seconds 1970 NCAA College division and naia national champions

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DON JOHNS (1983-87) Centerline, Michigan. Don was two-time runner-up at the Notre Dame Invitational...Threetime All-State selection, two-time All-District and AllCCC...All-MAC in 1987....Loved to run on flat courses...In track at 10,000, he was MAC and NCAA runner-up...Won the Detroit Free Press Marathon...Best times of 14:07.77, 8:58.61 (2 mile), 4:08.51 and 28:50.48.

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MAURI JORMAKKA (1958-60) Finland. Mauri was the only two-time Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion in league history...Three-time All-IIAC and was the third two-time All-American (1959, 1960).

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DAN LIEDEL (1987-91) Westland, Michigan. Was twotime All-MAC and All-State...In track, he was the indoor CCC and MAC runner-up in the mile and an outdoor MAC champ in the steeplechase...Best times of 1:53.45, 3:53.77, 4:10.85, 9:01.49 (SC) and 2:28.24 (1,000).

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Blake McDowell (1997-2000) Reynoldsburg, Ohio. Was a back-to-back MAC champion in 1999 and 2000, only the second runner to do so in school history...Runnerup in 2000 Great Lakes Regional repeated with a time of 30:48.0, and finished 43rd at the NCAA Championships... Two-time All-MAC and All-State selection...In track, he was the CCC and Michigan Intercollegiate indoor 5,000 meter champion and placed second in the MAC indoor 5,000 meter and outdoor 10,000 meters. PAUL MCMULLEN (1990-94) Cadillac, Michigan. Paul was a high school football player who turned to cross country at EMU...In addition to outstandBlake McDowell ing track stats, he finished second in the CCC and eighth in the MAC, earning All-CCC and All- MAC honors...In track, he was an eight-time NCAA All-American...Member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team, posting times of 3:34.45 in the 1,500 meter and 1:45.97 in the 800 meter.

TOM HOLLANDER (1971-74) Hamden, Connecticut. mac cross country champions: 1973, 1974, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007

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SCOTT HIPPEN (1986-90) Cleveland, Ohio. Scott was two-time All-MAC, All-District and All-State selection, and All-CCC once...Won the Indoor CCC and MAC 3,000 and was a MAC Outdoor champion in the 3,000 steeplechase...Best times of 8:55.24 (SC), 3:47.19, 14:16.06, Scott Hippen 4:06.45. MORRIS GIDDENS (1996-97) Gardena, California. Morris came to EMU from El Camino Community College, where he was All-State...Third in the MAC in 1996 and qualified for the NCAA meet...All-MAC honoree in 1997, he was also a two-time All-CCC pick and was named All-State in cross country...Co-MVP in the MAC in track, winning the indoor mile and 3,000 meter...Posted a time of 4:05 as the anchor leg on the distance medley relay team.

Tom started and ended his cross country career at Eastern the same way...Finished 19th at the 1971 NCAA Division II meet and 49th at the 1974 NCAA Division I meet...In 1974 he was All-CCC, fourth in the MAC and District runner-up, spearheading a 2-3-4 finish, which helped Eastern win the District title...At the 1973 Indoor CCC he broke the world record in the three mile...Unfortunately, his teammate Gordon Minty finished just ahead of him...Best times of 4:08.94, 8:44.04 (2 mile), 13:59.24 and 29:51.64.

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JIM DEREN (1972-76) Detroit, Michigan. Broke through early in track but wasn’t an impact competitor in cross country until 1975 and ‘76...Fourth in the MAC and ninth in Districts in 1976...Went from 4:32 and 2:02 in high school to 4:04.34, 1:52.85 and 14:21.64 in college...Combination of an unorthodox running style and a big kick enabled him to be a two-time Indoor All-American. DAVE ELLIS (1967-70) Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Originally from England, Dave was the first great distance runner under Coach Parks...Was the first of only two runners to make All-American four times (NAIA)... Finished among the top 10 twice in the National AAU meet, won six NAIA individual titles in track, was asilver medalist in the 10,000 at the 1967 Pan-Am Games and ran in the 5,000 and 10,000 at the 1968 Olympics...Best times of 14:10.44, 4:05, 8:44.44 (2 mile) and 29:20.04 (10,000)...Ellis in the EMU Hall of Fame. Dave Ellis NICK ELLIS (1972-75) Detroit, Michigan. No relation to Dave, he was a Class A State Champion in high school in the 2 mile with a time of 8:58.... First runner in MAC history to make all-conference four times (ninth, sixth, fifth, third)...Three-time All-CCC and All-District honoree and two-time All-State selection... He is the only EMU runner to run at the NCAA Division I meet all four years...Qualified with the team in 1972, 1973 and 1974 and individually in 1975...Best times of 14:10.54, 29:57.34, 8:51.24 and 4:05 (relay leg).

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DOMINIC MIDDLETON (1990, 1992-94) England. In 1994, Dominic finished fifth in the MAC meet and became the fourth runner to make All-MAC four times... Joins former EMU runners Nick Ellis, Mark Smith and George Rodriguez in that elite group...In 1992 Dominic was outstanding, winning the Michigan Intercollegiate, CCC and MAC, and was eighth at districts....Three-time All-CCC and All-District, two-time All-State and qualified for nationals twice, in 1992 with the team and 1994 as an individual. ANTHONY MIFSUD (1964-66) Detroit, Michigan. Tony was NCAA Division II All-American in 1966 and a two-time NAIA All-American.

GORDON MINTY (1971-74) England. Gordon may be the best cross country runner in school history...Only harrier to win three consecutive MAC individual titles...In 1973 he was MAC, CCC and District champ, and a fall at the start of the NCAA meet probably cost him the title, finishing third...Three-time AllState, All-MAC and All-District selections, two-time All-CCC and a four-time All-American... He qualified for the Division II meet in 1971 and Division I in 1972,’73,’74....Outstanding track Gordon Minty career as well with best times of 4:03, 13:40.94, 28:20.94 and 8:37.84 (2 mile)...In 1973 he set the world indoor record in the three mile. Gordon ran in the Commonwealth Games and finished eighth in the marathon at the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials. TERRY NORMAN (1964-66) Adrian, Michigan. Terry was NCAA Division II All-American in 1965 and was NAIA and NCAA Division II All-American in 1966...Helped lead Eastern to the 1966 NAIA National Championship, the first national title in school history. COREY NOWITZKE (2003-07) Monroe, Michigan. Throughout his remarkable career, Corey won just about every award a collegiate cross country athlete could win...In 2006 he led his team to victory by winning the Mid-American Conference individual championship with a time of 26:52.60...Won the NCAA Regional title with a time of 30:57.94....Named MAC MVP as well as NCAA Great Lakes Region Runner of the Year and USTFCCCA All-Academic...Ran in three NCAA Championships with his best mark and finish of 31:36.5 (30th) coming in 2006.

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P. J. OSIKA (1983-86) Waterford, Michigan. P.J. won the Midwest Meet of Champions at 800 meters in high school but moved up to distances at Eastern...In 1985 he made All-State, All-CCC, All-MAC and All-District and helped his team qualify for the NCAA meet...As a senior in 1986 he made All-State and All-CCC and missed All-MAC by one spot...Best times of 3:41.39 (1,500) and 1:50.26. AL PINGEL (1942, 46-48) Detroit, Michigan. Al was All-State in 1942, All-CCC in 1946 and All- American in 1948...After Eastern he had a very successful career coaching boys’ cross country and track at Wyandotte Rosevelt High School (Michigan)...Had a record of 122 wins and 25 losses...He was assistant coach of track and cross country at Eastern from 1967 until 1980. TOM QUINN (1938-40) Elizabeth, New Jersey. Tom had an outstanding career at Eastern...In cross country he was the first Eastern Michigan athlete in any sport to make All-American twice...In 1940, he finished seventh at the NCAA meet, helping EMU to a second-place finish, the highest by any Eastern team at that point...Three-time All-State...In track, he won the 1941 CCC indoor mile and placed fourth at the NCAA meet in the mile to make All-American....Coached the New York Athletic Club to five consecutive National AAU Cross Country Championships (1951-55) and was a trainer, breeder and driver of harness horses. Ben Reese (1996-2000) Merseyside, England. Won the MAC championship in 1997 and was the MAC runnerup in 1998. In 1997, he qualified for nationals and finished 92nd with a time of 31:18...In track, he won the 2000 MAC indoor mile and 3,000 meters ...Anchored winning distance medley relay...Placed third in the NCAA indoor mile...Owns a personal-best time of a 3:59.8 mile. GEORGE RODRIGUEZ (1985-88) Oregon, Ohio. George basically recruited himself to Eastern and Coach Parks was glad he did...One of four people to make All-MAC four times...Only Michigan college runner ever to make All-State four times, he was All-CCC three times and the only EMU runner to make AllState, All-CCC and All-MAC at least three times each... Ran with the team at the 1985 NCAA meet and was All-District in 1987...Best times of 14:09.94, 30:06.80, 8:49.91 (2 mile), 4:08.95 and 3:47.85.

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BILL ZEPP (1933-35) Cadet, Virginia. Billy was All-Central Collegiate Conference and two-time All-State...Won three CCC 2-Mile races during his career and was AllAmerican...Went on to earn a master’s from Wayne State and taught at Hazel Park High School for 27 years.

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DUANE ZEMPER (1939-41) Howell, Michigan. Duane was the second two-time All-American in school history in 1940 and 1941..Two-time All-State and is in the Eastern Michigan Athletic Hall of Fame...Served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was sent by the Air Force to the photography school at Yale University.

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CARL WARREN (1991-93) England. Moved up to cross country from 800 and 1,500...In 1992 he was All-State, All-CCC, sixth in the MAC and All-District...Had a great year in 1993 winning the Michigan Intercollegiate, CCC and MAC, and was All-District...Best times of 4:05.43, 8:13 (3000), 14:28 and 8:52.41 (steeplechase).

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DAVE SMITH (1974-75) Wayne, Michigan. Dave was a Junior College All-American at Henry Ford Community College...In 1974 at EMU, he was All-CCC and All-District, seventh in the MAC and was 24th at the NCAA meet, making All-American honors...In 1975 he won the MAC, was All-CCC and All-District and qualified individually for nationals...Indoor Track All-American who had best times of 14:15.12 and 28:48.94.

CLINT VERRAN (1993-97) Lake Orion, Michigan. Clint was a state Class A individual champion in high school...While at Gavin Thompson EMU, he earned All-MAC honors his final three years, just missing a fourth title his freshman year...Won the MAC title in 1995 and was All-District in 1997...In 1998, he was All-CCC and All-State twice and was the Co-MVP in the MAC Outdoor, winning the 10,000, Steeplechase and finished second in the 5,000.

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DAN SHAMIYEH (1979-82) Freeland, Michigan. Dan was three-time All-MAC and All-District in 1981...In track he ran on the Distance Medley Relay team that won the 1984 NCAA Championship...Best times of 3:43,71, 8:40.07 (2 mile), 13:55.28 and 29:44.59.

Gavin Thompson (2001-2003) West Sussex, England. Thompson won back-to-back MAC Championship in 2002 (23:50.2) and 2003 (23.39.9)...In 2002, he also finished second at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (30:27.8) and 12th at the NCAA Championships (29:51.40) and earned All-MAC, All-Region and All-American honors...Thompson won his first NCAA Great Lakes Regional title (30.12.0) in 2003.

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JOHN SCHULZE (1977) Linden, Michigan. John had only one year EMU after transferring from Mott Community College, and he made it a good one...All-CCC and All-District selections and was fourth in the MAC.

MARK SMITH (1981-84) Cadillac, Michigan. A threetime Class B state cross country champion at Cadillac High School, Mark was the second of four runners to make All-MAC four times...All-District twice and All-CCC in 1983...In track he set the MAC Outdoor record with eight individual titles (four steeplechase, two each at 5,000 and 10,000)...A two-time All-American in the steeple, he finished fourth in the event and just missed making the 1984 U.S. Olympic team...Best times of 29:0.49 (SC), 29:30.73, 14:04.4, 8:55.94 (2 mile) and 3:50.24.

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ABE ROSENKRANTZ (1933-36) New York, New York. Abe was All-CCC in 1934 and was not only three-time AllState but also three-time State Runner-up...Never ran in a losing cross country meet during his career...One of the best 880 runners in the U.S...Won the Indoor CCC (1935, 1936), and in 1936 ran 1:50.3 and just missed making the 1936 U.S. Olympic team...Time remained a school record for almost 30 years...Won the Millrose Games 880 yards in 1937 and took home three gold medals in the 1935 Jewish Olympics...Presumed lost in action during World War II and the Millrose Games renamed the 880 as the Abe Rosenkrantz Memorial 880...Reports of his death were wrong and Abe was the starter at the first and only Abe Rosenkrantz Memorial 880. BOB ROWLAND (1952-54). Linclon Park, Michigan. Three-time All-Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and two-time All-American...The 1952 and 1953 IIAC Champion, 1954 IIAC Runner-up and won 14 of 15 dual meets during his last three years.

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Record: 134-24-1 In 1967, Lyndon Johnson was President of the United States, U.S. troops were being sent to Vietnam, the Beatles were still taking America by storm and Bob Parks was the new cross country and track coach at Eastern Michigan. After 34 years, a lot of things changed. The U.S. pulled out of Vietnam in 1975, Johnson died in 1973 and the Beatles broke up in 1970, not to mention only two of them are still alive. After 34 years, Parks retired as one of the most successful coaches at EMU. During his career, Eastern Michigan cross country compiled a dual-meet record of 132-24-1 for a .843 winning percentage. EMU was 75-16 (.824) in MAC action and has won nine MAC titles (1973, 1974, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2000). The Eagles went undefeated 11 times ( 1970, 1972, 1973, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994) in dual meet action during his tenure. They competed just as well on a national level. In his first five years, Parks led Eastern to the NAIA and/or NCAA Division II Championship meet every year and won the 1967 and 1970 NAIA National Championship and the 1970 NCAA Division II National title. After joining the MAC and moving up to the NCAA Division I status in 1972, EMU won two district championships ( 1973, 1974) and qualified for the NCAA Champi-

MAC Commissioner Rick Chryst hands Bob Parks his final Coach of the Year award in 2000.

Bob Parks and daughter Sue pose at the 2008 Championship Celebration, an event to celebrate the rich tradition of cross country and track here at EMU and the $1 million donation from alum Dan McClory. onship meet seven times with the best finish coming in 1974 with a sixth place finish. Parks’ teams qualified for a national championship meet (NAIA, NCAA I, II) nine times in his first 10 years. Eastern also won seven Central Collegiate Conference crowns and nine Michigan Intercollegiate Championships. Parks was named MAC Coach of the Year seven times (1973, 1973, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2000), was five-time CCC Coach of the Year (1973, 1974, 1985, 1995, 1997) and twice honored as NCAA District Coach of the Year (1973, 1974). The 78-year-old Parks (9-6-30) was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., and grew up in Howell Mich. At Howell High School, he played football, basketball, baseball and track and was the Michigan high School Class B State Champion in the 440-yard dash. He was a three-time letterwinner in track at Michigan Normal College (now EMU), won the 1952 IIAC 880-yard run and was a member of the mile relay team that held the school record for 14 years. He began his coaching career at Ferndale High School in 1952 and also coached at DeWitt High School and Redford Thurston H.S. from 1954-61, until joining the Western Michigan University track and cross country staff as an assistant coach in 1961 where he helped the Broncos to numerous MAC and CCC titles, as well as two NCAA Division I Championships in cross country. Parks left Western Michigan in January 1967, to return to his alma mater as head coach. Parks is married to the former Pat Greene, who is retired from the EMU Chemistry Department. They have four children, Nancy, Susan, Steve and Scott. Sue is the current head coach of the women’s cross country and track and field programs at Eastern, while Scott is the athletic director and head men’s and women’s track and cross country coach at Seminole Ridge High School in Palm Beach County, Fla.

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1911

Michigan State Normal College starts cross-country with F.G. Beyerman as head coach of a four-man squad.

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George Marshall the becomes second head coach in school history.

1920

MSNC joins the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

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1923

Cross country becomes a varsity sport with former club standout Lloyd Olds as head coach.

Michigan State Normal College qualifies for the NCAA.

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1924

MSNC runners sweep the first five places in the MIAA Championships.

Michigan State Normal College qualifies for the NCAA. The team is undefeated in dual meets (4-0).

1925

Leroy Potter wins all six cross country meets of the season as MSNC takes its first Michigan AAU and State Intercollegiate crowns.

1948

Michigan State Normanl College suffers first losing season in school history. Al Pingel makes AllAmerica.

1926

MSNC successfully defends Michigan Intercollegiates

1949

Michigan State Normal College qualifies for NCAA.

1927

MSNC leaves the MIAA and joins the Michigan Collegiate Conference, winning the MCC title their first year.

1950

Michigan State Normal College qualifies for NCAA.

1951

MSNC joins the Interstate Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Hurons win the IIAC and qualifies for the NCAA meet for the third straight year. Eddie Aylmer makes All-America. Central Collegiate Conference runner-up.

1952

Bob Rowland makes All-America.

1953

Bob Rowland wins IIAC and repeats as All-America. Only four-time All-IIAC pick in conference history.

1954

Michigan State Normal College is National Junior A.A.U. champions.

1956

MSNC changes to Eastern Michigan College, and wins sixth straight IIAC crown.

1957

The team suffers the first back-to-back losing seasons in school history.

1959

EMC changes to Eastern Michigan University. Mauri Jormakka makes All-America. Jormakka wins IIAC.

1960

Eastern has first undefeated season in seven years. Mauri Jormakka repeats as All-America. Jormakka becomes the only two-time champion in IIAC history.

1962

EMU leaves the IIAC and joins the President’s Athletic Conference.

1928

MSNC takes the first five places in the MCC Championships. The team also wins fourth straight Michigan Intercollegiate and first Central Collegiate Conference.

1929

Roger Arnett becomes the Hurons’ first national champion as he wins the National AAU Junior sixmile cross country in 31:33. Ed Morcombe, Jim O’Connor and Harold Bauer finish third, fourth and fifth respectively.

1930

Michigan Intercollegiate meet returns after a year’s absence. Hurons win fifth straight crown as Roger Arnett wins individual title.

1931

MSNC leaves the MCC.

1932

Assistant Coach George Marshall fills in for coach Olds, who is on leave coaching in the 1932 Olympics. The team is state champion for the seventh straight year.

1933

MSNC places Billy Zepp, Karl Kahler, Abe Rosenkrantz and Harry Werbin in the top 10 at the National Senior AAU Championships. The Michigan Intercollegiate winning streak is stopped at seven.

1934

Billy Zepp wins Michigan Intercollegiate.

1935

Billy Zepp establishes records on all three courses that MSNC competes on.

1938

Hurons win a school-record seven dual meets. Tom Quinn becomes first NCAA Division I All-America in school history.

1940

Tom Quinn, Duane Zemper, and Bob Lee lead MSNC to a second-place finish at the NCAA-UD National Championships. With all three earning AllAmerica honors. The team rolls out its 13th straight undefeated season. Quinn becomes first two-time All-America in any sport in MSNC history.

1941

Notre Dame beats Michigan State Normal College 22-33 and ends the Hurons’ 65 dual-meet win streak. Which still remains the NCAA collegiate record. Duane Zemper becomes the second twotime All-America. Lloyd Olds retires after 18 years

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EMU finishes second at the NCAA-CD National Championship with Tony Mifsud and Terry Norman as All-Americans. EMU wins its second PAC Championship in three years. Undefeated in dual meets (7-0).

1966

The Hurons leave the PAC and win their first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics title as well as finishing third at the NCAA-CD National Championship. Tony Mifsud and Terry Norman become the first EMU runners to make Division II and NAIA All-America squad in the same season while Ken Head is also an NAIA All-American. It is a great finale for Coach George Marshall, who retires at the end of the season with a record of 82-34-1 in 23 years.

1967

Eastern has a new coach in alumnus Bob Parks, and the winning tradition continues. The Hurons successfully defend their NAIA National title. Charlton Baldwin, Dick Reamer and Dave Ellis make All-American. Ellis wins a silver medal in the 10,000 meters at the Pan-Am Games. The Hurons win six of eight scored meets. Eastern wins the State NAIA title and ends up third at Nationals. Dave Ellis and Dave Galloway make NAIA All-American list. Ellis competes for Canada at the Olympics at Mexico City.

1969

EMU wins the State NAIA title, and is runner-up in both the NCAA-Division II and NAIA National Championships. All-Americans are Dave Ellis (NAIA), Dave Galloway (Division II) and Wayne Seiler (Division II).

1970

Dave Ellis becomes the first Huron to be a four-time All-American. Eastern wins its fifth consecutive State NAIA title. EMU wins both the NCAA-CD and NAIA National Championships, along with the Indoor and Outdoor NAIA National track titles, Eastern wins four national titles in one year, more than any other school. Bob Boudreau and Terry Furst are NCAA Division II and NAIA All-Americans. Gordon Minty also makes NCAA Division II AllAmerican as a freshman.

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1972

EMU is admitted to the Mid-American Conference. The team ends up third at the NCAA-CD National Championships. Terry Furst and Tom Hollander make NCAA Division II All-America. Furst qualifies for NCAA Division I Championship and becomes the first EMU runner to qualify for NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NAIA National Championships. EMU finishes third in the MAC as Gordon Minty wins the individual MAC title and makes All-America, helping EMU to a 13th-place finish at Nationals. Minty becomes the second EMU runner to qualify for NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and NAIA National Championships.

1973

Eastern goes 9-0 in dual meets and wins five team titles, including the Mid-American Conference, Central Collegiate Conference and the NCAA Districts. Eastern finishes 12th at Nationals. Gordon Minty is unbeaten all year until he falls at the start of Nationals. He comes back to finish third, the highest EMU finish in school history.

1974

EMU repeats as CCC, MAC and District champs and finishes sixth at Nationals. Gordon Minty wins his third straight MAC title and makes All-America for a third time. Dave Smith is also All-America. Eastern qualifies for a national championship meet and has an All-American for the 10th straight year. EMU has five All-MAC and All-District, and four AllCCC runners.

1975

Dave Smith wins the MAC title with a 29:50.4 for six miles. Nick Ellis becomes the first man to make All-MAC for the fourth year. Smith and Ellis both qualify for NCAA’s.

1976

Joe Caruso wins the MAC title in 31:28 for 10,000 meters which is EMU’s fifth straight individual crown and the biggest upset individual winner in MAC history. Eastern qualifies for Nationals for the 11th time in the last 12 years.

1977

For the first time since 1964 Eastern fails to send someone to nationals.

1980

EMU goes unbeaten in dual meet action (6-0).

1981

Dan Shamiyeh makes All-MAC for third time.

1982

EMU finishes second at the MAC meet.

1983

The Hurons go unbeaten in dual meets (5-0).

1984

Mark Smith becomes the second Huron to make All-MAC four times. EMU suffers just the fourth

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Gordon Minty (above) still holds the Mid-American Conference record for most individual MAC victories with 3 (1972-74).

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losing season in school history, and the first since 1957. 1985

Eastern goes unbeaten in dual meets (5-0) and qualifies for nationals for the first time since 1976. The Hurons win the CCC and finish second at MAC, third at District, and 22nd in NCAA.

1986

EMU wins the MAC and Michigan Intercollegiates and finishes second at the CCC.

1987

Hurons win Michigan Intercollegiates and take second at MAC.

1988

Eastern pulls off a big upset, tying for second at the MAC meet. George Rodriguez becomes the third Huron to make All-MAC four times. Rodriguez is first and only four-time All-State runner and makes All-CCC for third time.

1989

EMU hosts districts for the first time. First time since joining the MAC that Hurons fail to have an All-MAC runner. However, Mark Dailey earns AllDistrict honors.

1990

Eastern wins the MAC with four All-MAC performers. 1990 also marked the final time that the distance was 10,000-meters.

1991

In a meet that was supposed to be close, Eastern scores a near-record 30 points and wins the MAC by 44 points. The Hurons also win the Michigan Intercollegiates and take second at the CCC. Mark Dailey, Clive Bonelle and Mike Nessler finish 2-3-4 in the MAC Championships.

1992

Eastern wins just about everything en route to making it to nationals for the first time since 1985. The team wins its third straight MAC title, as well as the U of D Invite., Michigan Intercollegiates and CCC. The Hurons finish fourth at Districts and 17th at Nationals. Dominic Middleton and Clive Bonelle run 1-2 in the MAC. Middleton wins CCC.

1993

EMU wins its fourth straight MAC title and finishes second in the CCC and wins Michigan Intercollegiates, despite an injury-plagued season. Carl Warren and Jason Boothroyd give the Green and White its second straight 1-2 finish at MAC. Warren also wins Michigan Intercollegiate and CCC.

1994

EMU struggles all season with injuries and illnesses but manages to place second at the CCC. Dominic Middleton, Clint Verran and Jason Boothroyd finish 3-4-5 to help the Eagles win their fifth straight MAC title. Middleton becomes the fourth EMU runner to make All-MAC four times. Middleton and Boothroyd qualify for nationals. Middleton becomes third threetime All-District runner in school history.

1995

Eastern wins its first three meets, but inexperience slows the team down at the end of the season. The Eagles’ bid for a sixth-straight MAC crown is halted as they finish fifth despite Clint Verran and Jason Boothroyd going 1-3. They drop out of the top-10 at Districts for the first time since 1988. Verran wins Michigan Intercollegiate and Boothroyd wins

CCC. 1996

Eastern wins the Michigan Intercollegiates by 46 points, with four All-State runners. Runner-up at CCC. Finished fourth at MAC for its 13th straight top-five finish. Morris Giddens qualifies for the NCAA meet, the third time in the last five years Eastern has sent someone to nationals.

1997

The year that almost was. Eastern wins Michigan Intercollegiates, Central Collegiates by 37 points, and is ranked nationally the whole season. Five AllMAC runners are not enough as Miami edges them by four points for the MAC title. Injury and a couple off performances cost EMU a bid to nationals, as the team is fifth at Districts. Ben Reese heads to South Carolina for the NCAA Championships, the fourth time in the last six years that EMU has been represented at nationals. Clint Verran makes AllMAC for third time. Ben Reese wins CCC and MAC and Mike Franko wins Michigan Intercollegiates.

1998

Eastern competes in seven invitationals and places in the top-12 in all of them. Eastern wins the University of Detroit-Mercy Invitational and the Michigan Intercollegiates. Eastern’s runners all finish in the top-44 at the Mid-American Conference Championships, but it is not enough to seize the win; Miami wins by three points. Ben Reese, Aaron Bartee and Lee Shaw make All-MAC. Bob Parks is awarded MAC Coach of the Year.

1999

Blake McDowell won the Michigan Intercollegiate and the Central Collegiate Championships on his way to winning the 1999 Mid-American Conference title. McDowell earned first-team All-MAC honors. He became the 10th runner in EMU history to win the conference championship. A potentially good season did not materialize as Ben Reese, Chris Chiaro and Ryan Desgrange were ill and Aaron Bartee was injured for the majority of the season.

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Blake McDowell (left) and Gavin Thompson (right) each collected two individual Mid-American Conference titles while at EMU

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2003 The Eastern Michigan cross country team opened the season with a first place finish at the Detroit Titan Invitational. The Eagles were runners up at the MAC Championships for the second straight year and were led by All-MAC First Team selection Gavin Thompson, who won the 8,000-meter beating 95 participants with a time of 23.39.9. The Eagles also placed ninth out of 32 teams at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with Thompson finishing with a time of 30.12.0 to win the 10,000-meter individual. Thompson closed out the season finishing third at the NCAA championships 10,000 meter individual race with a time of 29.17.4. 2004 The Eagles began their season with a victory at the Indiana State invitational on September 11. Corey Nowitzke and Alan Walker captured first and second place, with times of 24:58.57 and 25:34.56, respectively. The team competed in eight events throughout the course of the season, including the MAC Championships where Corey Nowitzke finished in fifth place overall with a time of 25:04.80.

2007 The Eastern Michigan University men’s cross country team won its third consecutive Mid-American Conference cross country title and its 13th in school history. The Eagles totaled 31 points to best runnerup Miami, who had 50 points. This was only the second time in school history that the Eagles won three consecutive conference titles. The Green and White won five straight from 1990 through 1994. The Eagles, who joined the MAC in 1972, are now a perfect 4-0 when Central Michigan has hosted the MAC Championships. The Eagles had all juniors score and had three in the top seven to claim first team All-MAC and two additional runners earning second team All-MAC honors. The Eagles, with one senior, six juniors, one sophomore and one freshman, scored all nine runners in the top 30, with five being named to the All-MAC squads. Josh Perrin became the 12th individual and 16th overall winner for the Eagles, taking the victory with a time of 24:33, after finishing second in 2006. Josh Karanja took third, while David Brent took fifth to earn firstteam All-MAC honors. Curtis Vollmar and Kyle Mena took home second-team All-MAC honors, while head coach John Goodridge took home Coach of the Year. Two weeks later at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, the Eagles took seventh place as a team and Josh Karanja finished eighth overall, earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship where he finished 150th.

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For the first time, an Eastern Michigan’s cross country runner took home the national championship. Boaz Cheboiywo won by an impressive 19 seconds, breaking the previous course record by seven seconds, to claim the title. Cheboiywo won all five races in which he competed. The team had a tremendous season setting a MAC Championship record for the lowest winning point total en route to the school’s 10th MAC Championship. The team also was making national news, at one point the team was ranked as high as 15th place in the national rankings. 2002 The Eastern Michigan cross country team finished the year great by placing third at the NCAA Championships. This is the highest place an EMU team has finished since becoming a NCAA Division I school. They came into the NCAA Championships after finishing second in the MAC and placed second at the Great Lakes Regional. Eastern had a strong performance at the Regional with Boaz Cheboiywo and Gavin Thompson finishing first and second overall. The team also took first place at the Michigan Intercollegiate and EMU Classic while finishing second at the Roy Griak Invitational.

2005 Eastern Michigan captured its 11th overall MidAmerican Conference Championship and its first since 2000. Corey Nowitzke and Neal Naughton finished second and fifth with times of 24 :25 and 24:46, respectively. Including a great finish in the MAC, the Eagles also placed fifth in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, and then advanced to the NCAA Championship, where they placed 24th overall. Nowitzke was the top runner for the team in that race, placing 38th with a time of 30:33.5. In addition, coach John Goodridge was named Coach of the Year. 2006 The Eagles won their second straight Mid-American Conference Championship title, giving them their 12th title in school history. Corey Nowitzke was MVP of the competition, placing first overall with a time of 26:52.6. Nowitzke also captured the top spot at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 30:57.94, leading his team to a fifth place finish. Coach John Goodridge was once again named Coach of the Year in the MAC. A total of six athletes were named All-MAC, finishing in the top 14.

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The Eagles finished 10th out of 29 teams at the NCAA Regional with five out of seven runners placing in the top 100. Corey Nowitzke receives an All Mid-American Conference selection.

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Eastern wins its ninth Mid-American Conference Championship. Coach Parks was honored by being named MAC Coach of the Year. Blake McDowell won the Central Collegiate Championships on his way to winning the 2000 Mid-American Conference title. McDowell continued his stellar season, finishing second at the NCAA Cross Country Great Lakes regional and so did the EMU men’s team. The team finished 20th at the 2000 NCAA Cross Country Championships in Ames, Iowa. Blake McDowell was Eastern’s top individual, finishing 43rd, earning All-American honors. McDowell was the first EMU runner since 1974 to earn such honors. Bob Parks was named Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year.

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1923-1931 Coach: Lloyd Olds (28-2)

1930 (6-0) MCC, CCC AND STATE CHAMPIONS W Bowling Green 15-40 W Ohio Northern 15-40 W Ohio Wesleyan 20-38 W Michigan 25-32 W Miami 19-40 W Oberlin 20-37 1st Michigan Collegiate Conference 1st State Intercollegiates 1st Central Collegiates 7th National Senior AAU

1923 No Dual Meets 4th Michigan Athletic Conference 2nd MIAA 1924 MIAA CHAMPIONS No Dual Meets

1st MIAA 2nd State Intercollegiates 2nd Michigan AAU

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1925 (1-0) MIAA AND STATE CHAMPIONS Detroit City College MIAA State Intercollegiate Michigan AAU

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1926 (4-1) STATE CHAMPIONS Detroit City College Oberlin Detroit YMCA Hillsdale Western Normal State Intercollegiate Michigan AAU

1931 (5-0) STATE AND CCC CHAMPIONS NATIONAL SENIOR AAU RUNNER-UP W Ohio Wesleyan 22-36 W Michigan 22-33 W Miami 20-36 W YMCA 17-41 W Oberlin 15-42 1st State Intercollegiates 1st Central Collegiates 2nd Michigan AAU 2nd National Senior AAU

1932 Coach George Marshall (4-0)

1927 (1-1) STATE AND MICHIGAN COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS L Oberlin W Adrian 1st State Intercollegiate 1st Michigan Collegiate Conference 1st YMCA Run 1928 (5-0) MCC, CENTRAL COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE AND STATE CHAMPIONS W Ohio Wesleyan W Ohio Wesleyan W Detroit YMCA W Bowling Green W Oberlin 1st Michigan Collegiate Conference 1st State Intercollegiate 1st Central Collegiates 1929 (6-0) MCC AND NATIONAL JR. AAU CHAMPIONS W Bowling Green 15-40 W Ohio Wesleyan 19-40 W Detroit YMCA 19-36 W Michigan 18-39 W Ohio Northern 20-38 W Oberlin 24-32 1st Michigan Collegiate Conference 1st Michigan AAU 1st National Jr. AAU

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1932 STATE CHAMPIONS Kalamazoo Adrian YMCA Michigan State State Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Michigan AAU National Senior AAU

20-38 15-45 20-39 16-39

1933-1941 Coach: Lloyd Olds (37-1) 1933 (4-0) STATE, CCC AND NATIONAL SENIOR AAU RUNNER-UP W Adrian 15-45 W Kalamazoo 16-40 W Detroit 20-35 W Detroit Tech 15-45 2nd State Intercollegiates 2nd Central Collegiates 2nd National Senior AAU

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1934 (6-0) STATE RUNNER-UP Adrian Lawrence Tech Ball State Michigan State Kalamazoo Western Michigan Loyola Invitational Central Collegiates Michigan AAU State Intercollegiates

15-64 15-69 20-37 27-28 15-45 24-62

1935 (3-0) STATE RUNNER-UP W Oberlin 24-31 W Wisconsin 26-29 W Ball State 19-36 1st Michigan AAU 2nd State Intercollegiates

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1936 (4-0) STATE RUNNER-UP Bowling Green Oberlin Wisconsin Wabash State Intercollegiates Michigan AAU

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1937 (5-0) Bowling Green Ball State Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wayne State Western Ontario State Intercollegiates Michigan AAU

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1938 (7-0) Wayne State Toledo Wisconsin Bowling Green Wayne State Oberlin Western Ontario State Intercollegiates Michigan AAU

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1939 (5-0) STATE RUNNER-UP Wayne State Michigan Bowling Green Oberlin Central Michigan State Intercollegiates Michigan AAU

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1940 (2-0) STATE AND NCAA RUNNER-UP Central Michigan 15-50 Wayne State 18-40 State Intercollegiates Michigan AAU NCAA Championship

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1941 (2-1) NCAA QUALIFIER Central Michigan Bowling Green Notre Dame National Jr. AAU Michigan AAU NCAA Championship

15-45 27-29 24-31 15-45

15-45 16-44 25-30 26-29 21-34

15-40 15-40 21-37 17-38 16-39 22-33 15-40

15-48 24-31 15-50 19-44 15-50

15-40 15-49 33-22

1942, 1946-1966 Coach George Marshall (78-34-1) 1942 (1-1) STATE AND NATIONAL JR. AAU RUNNER-UP L Bowling Green 36-19 W Central Michigan 15-40 T2nd National Jr. AAU 1st Michigan AAU 2nd State Intercollegiates 1943-1945 No Team Due to World War II

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1948 (3-4) Ohio Wesleyan Oberlin Ball State Central Michigan Michigan Miami Wisconsin-Milwaukee Michigan AAU

29-26 25-30 35-20 22-34 22-33 30-25 22-35

26-29 21-34 29-26 24-32 23-34 37-18

16-47 19-40 23-37 32-23

1951 (2-1-1) INTERSTATE INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS, CCC RUNNER-UP, NCAA QUALIFIER W Central Michigan 18-45 W Western Michigan 26-29 T Bowling Green 28-28 L Miami 37-23 1st IIAC Championship 2nd Central Collegiates 12th NCAA Championship 1952 (4-0) IIAC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS W Western Reserve 20-41 W Central Michigan 23-32 W Western Michigan 21-34 W Miami 26-29 1st IIAC Championship

1957 (1-3) W Chicago L Central Michigan L Miami L Kentucky 4th IIAC Championship 4th Michigan AAU

23-37 29-27 37-18 28-27

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1958 (3-1) IIAC RUNNER-UP Chicago Northern Illinois Central Michigan Miami Michigan AAU IIAC Championship

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1959 (2-1) Chicago Central Michigan Miami Michigan AAU IIAC Championship

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1960 (5-0) Chicago Central Michigan Wayne State Miami Kalamazoo IIAC Championship

15-50 26-31 15-50 24-35 16-47

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1961 (3-2) Chicago Central Michigan Miami Wayne State Kalamazoo IIAC Championship

15-43 34-22 37-21 24-34 18-38

15-49 24-31 25-31 33-22

15-50 26-29 36-23

1963 (4-2) PRESIDENT’S ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS, NCAA DIVISION II QUALIFIER W Chicago 19-42 L Central Michigan 31-25 W Toledo 15-47 W Baldwin-Wallace 15-44 W Thiel 23-35 L Wayne State 30-25 1st PAC Championship 9th NCAA Division II Championship 1964 (7-1) PRESIDENT’S ATHLETIC CONFERENCE RUNNER-UP W Chicago 19-39 W John Carroll 15-48 W Toledo 15-43 W Baldwin-Wallace 17-38 L Central Michigan 29-27 W Wayne State 27-30 W Case Tech 25-31 W Western Reserve 15-45 2nd PAC Championship 1965 (7-0) PRESIDENT’S ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS AND NCAA DIVISION II RUNNER-UP W Chicago 25-34 W Western Reserve 18-44 W John Carroll 15-50 W Central Michigan 24-33 W Baldwin-Wallace 21-37 W Case Tech 18-45 W Wayne State 18-45 1st PAC Championship 2nd NCAA- Division II Championship 1966 (9-2) NAIA STATE AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, NCAA DIVISION II QUALIFIER W Hillsdale 27-28 W Wisconsin-Milwaukee 27-28 W Wheaton 21-40 W Chicago 19-44 W Bradley 23-34 W Central Michigan 18-45 W Baldwin-Wallace 19-44 W Toledo 15-47 L Michigan State 36-20 L Notre Dame 43-18 W Wayne State 20-40 4th Notre Dame Invitational 1st Oakland Invitational 3rd NCAA Division II Championship 1st State NAIA 1st NAIA Nationals

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1950 (3-1) NCAA QUALIFIER Ohio Wesleyan Ball State Bowling Green Miami Central Collegiates NCAA Championship

1956 (1-2) CO-IIAC CONFERENCE CHAMPS W Chicago 27-30 L Central Michigan 37-20 L Miami 46-15 3rd Michigan AAU T1st IIAC Championship

21-38 21-38 29-49 18-44 33-24 20-43 34-21 36-20 32-25

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1949 (4-2) NCAA QUALIFIER Ohio Wesleyan Ohio Ball State Oberlin Bowling Green Miami Central Collegiates NCAA Championship

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1955 (2-1) IIAC CONFERENCE CHAMPS Central Michigan 25-34 Miami 41-18 Bowling Green 18-45 IIAC Championship

1962 (5-5) North Central Chicago Wisconsin-Milwaukee Toledo Bowling Green Baldwin-Wallace Wayne State Central Michigan Wayne State

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1954 (2-2) IIAC CONFERENCE, NATIONAL JR. A.A.U. CHAMPIONS L Notre Dame 35-20 W Western Michigan 21-35 W Central Michigan 18-42 L Miami 29-27 1st Michigan AAU 1st IIAC Championship 1st National Jr. AAU

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1947 (4-0) NCAA QUALIFIER Ohio Wesleyan Ball State Bowling Green Central Michigan Loyola Invitational NCAA Championship

40-15 28-27 15-40 24-33 25-30 20-40

1953 (2-1) IIAC CONFERENCE CHAMPS Central Michigan 23-34 Western Michigan 28-29 Miami 35-20 IIAC Championship Michigan AAU

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1946 (4-2) NCAA QUALIFIER Miami Butler Hillsdale Ohio Wesleyan Ball State Bowling Green Loyola Invitational Central Collegiates NCAA Championship

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1967-2000 Coach Bob Parks (1135-24-1) 1967 (2-2) NATIONAL JR. AAU, NAIA STATE AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONS L Ball State 34-25 L Michigan State 26-16 W Wayne 15-49 W Aquinas 16-41 1st Michigan AAU 1st Ashland Invitational 8th Notre Dame Invitational 1st Spring Arbor Invitational 4th Oakland Invitational 1st State NAIA 1st National Jr. AAU 1st NAIA Nationals

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1968 (3-2) NAIA STATE CHAMPIONS, NAIA QUALIFIER Ball State 23-36 DePaul 23-36 Northern Illinois 19-40 Michigan State 30-25 Minnesota 31-25 Michigan AAU Notre Dame Invitational State NAIA Central Collegiates NAIA Nationals

1969 (5-1) NAIA STATE CHAMPIONS, NAIA & NCAA DIVISION II RUNNERS-UP W Ball State 17-40 W Kent State 17-44 W Taylor 25-46 W DePaul 25-80 W Anderson 25-99 L Michigan State 41-20 2nd Notre Dame Invitational 2nd Spartan Invitational 1st State NAIA 2nd NCAA Division II Championship 2nd NAIA Nationals 5th National Senior AAU 1970 (3-1) NAIA STATE, NCAA DIVISION II & NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS W Ball State 25-34 W Kent State 18-38 W Taylor 20-41 L Bowling Green 37-21 3rd Notre Dame Invitational 3rd Spartan Invitational 1st State NAIA 1st NCAA Division II Championship 1st NAIA Nationals 1st Michigan AAU 6th National Senior AAU

W W W L 11th 3rd 3rd

1971 (3-1) NCAA DIVISION II QUALIFIER Western Ontario 24-36 Kent State 19-40 Central Michigan 25-32 Bowling Green 48-15 Notre Dame Invitational Spartan Invitational NCAA Division II Championship

W W W W 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 4th 13th

1972 (4-0) NCAA QUALIFIER Bowling Green Central Michigan Western Michigan Kent State Notre Dame Invitational Spartan Invitational Mid-American Conference Central Collegiates NCAA District 4 NCAA Championship

26-29 18-40 20-41 21-38

1973 (9-0) CCC, STATE, MAC AND DISTRICT CHAMPIONS, NCAA QUALIFIER W Ball State 23-32 W Bowling Green 20-37 W Northern Illinois 17-46 W Kent State 22-35 W Western Michigan 19-41 W Central Michigan 15-47 W Toledo 19-42 W Northern Illinois 15-50 W Central Michigan 22-35 2nd Notre Dame Invitational 1st MAC Northern Division 1st Spartan Invitational 1st Mid-American Conference 1st Central Collegiates 1st NCAA District 4 12th NCAA Championship

W W W W W W L 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 6th

1974 (6-1) CCC, MAC AND DISTRICT CHAMPIONS, NCAA QUALIFIER Northern Illinois 15-50 Toledo 17-44 Central Michigan 16-47 Western Michigan 18-43 Northern Illinois 15-50 Central Michigan 16-46 Michigan State 35-22 Notre Dame Invitational MAC Northern Division Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4 NCAA Championship

W W W L 2nd 4th 3rd 7th

1975 (3-1) Northern Illinois Central Michigan Western Michigan Michigan State Notre Dame Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

W W W L W 8th 5th 3rd 5th 26th

1976 (4-1) NCAA QUALIFIER Northern Illinois Central Michigan W. Michigan (Tie Breaker) Ball State Michigan State Notre Dame Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4 NCAA Championship

16-49 18-42 18-40 29-20

22-35 17-46 28-28 29-27 26-31

Country 1977 (4-1) W Central Michigan W Western Michigan L Ball State W Northern Illinois W Michigan State 6th Notre Dame Invitational 6th Central Collegiates 4th Mid-American Conference 8th NCAA District 4 W L W W W 10th 4th 11th

1978 (4-1) Central Michigan Western Michigan Ball State Northern Illinois Michigan State Notre Dame Invitational Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

W L T L W W W 4th 13th

1979 (4-2-1) Ohio Kent State Western Michigan Michigan State Ball State Central Michigan Northern Illinois Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

W W W W W W 4th 6th 1st 8th

1980 (6-0) Northern Illinois Ball State Western Michigan Central Michigan Ohio Kent State Mid-American Conference Central Collegiates Notre Dame Invitational (Gold Division) NCAA District 4

W W L W 5th 5th 3rd 9th

1981 ( 3-1) Northern Illinois Ball State Western Michigan Central Michigan Notre Dame Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

W W L W 2nd 9th 2nd 11th

1982 (3-1) MAC RUNNER-UP Ball State Michigan State Western Michigan Central Michigan Notre Dame Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

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23-34 27-28 29-28 19-42 18-45

21-40 29-26 16-45 19-41 18-43

25-34 26-29 29-29 41-18 20-35 15-50 20-43

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1992 (7-0) STATE, CCC & MAC CHAMPIONS NCAA QUALIFIER Canisius Detroit Central Michigan Western Michigan Ball State Michigan State Ohio State U of D Invitational Spartan Invitational Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District IV NCAA Championship

20-35 15-40 23-32 22-33 17-38 19-36 15-40

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1995 (8-0) CENTRAL COLLEGIATES CHAMPIONS Western Michigan 19-36 Detroit 16-39 Wayne State 16-39 Windsor 15-40 Ashland 23-32 Kent 15-40 Canisius 15-40 Robert Morris 15-40 Detroit Mercy Invitational Central Collegiates Kent Invite Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

1996 (3-0) STATE CHAMPIONS & CENTRAL COLLEGIATES RUNNERS-UP W St. Francis (PA) 15-40 W Detroit 15-40 W Robert Morris 15-40 1st Detroit Mercy Invitational 2nd Spartan Invitational 1st Windsor Open 2nd Lakefront Invitational 1st Michigan Intercollegiates 2nd Central Collegiates 4th Mid-American Conference 12th NCAA District

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1991 (3-0) CCC RUNNER-UP, STATE AND MAC CHAMPIONS Detroit 15-40 Ball State 20-35 Western Michigan 22-33 U of D Invitational Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

15-40 21-34 15-40 15-40 20-35 24-33 28-27

1994 (10-0) CENTRAL COLLEGIATES RUNNER-UP & Mid-American Conference Champions W Canisius 19-36 W Detroit 15-40 W Western Michigan 17-45 W Michigan 24-33 W Butler 24-35 W Ball State 18-39 W Toledo 17-46 W Michigan State 15-50 W Wayne State 15-50 W Windsor 24-35 1st Detroit Mercy Invitational 2nd Western Ontario Invitational 1st Loyola Lakefront Invitational 8th Notre Dame Invitational 2nd Central Collegiates 1st Mid-American Conference 5th NCAA District

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1987 (4-1) STATE CHAMPIONS, MAC RUNNER-UP Western Michigan 28-27 Central Michigan 20-35 Wayne State 15-50 Ball State 23-34 Ohio 20-40 Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

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1990 (6-1) MAC CHAMPIONS Wayne State Oakland Detroit Detroit Toledo Western Michigan Ball State U of D Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

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1986 (3-0) STATE AND MAC CHAMPIONS, CCC RUNNER-UP Western Michigan 17-44 Central Michigan 23-38 Ball State 21-40 Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

L 9th 2nd 2nd 4th 5th 5th 9th

1989 (0-1) STATE RUNNER-UP Western Michigan Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Drenth Invitational Huron Shores Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

W W 2nd 3rd 11th 1st 2nd 1st 8th

1993 (2-0) CCC RUNNER-UP, STATE AND MAC CHAMPIONS Western Michigan 15-44 Ball State 20-37 MSU Invitational Spartan Invitational Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District IV

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1985 (5-0) CCC CHAMPIONS, STATE AND MAC RUNNER-UP, NCAA QUALIFIER W Bowling Green 19-37 W Ohio 22-34 W Marshall 23-33 W Central Michigan 22-36 W Ball State 18-41 2nd Notre Dame Invitational 2nd Michigan Intercollegiates 1st Central Collegiates 2nd Mid-American Conference 3rd NCAA District 4 22nd NCAA Championship

1988 (1-1) MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE RUNNERUP L Western Michigan 35-21 W Ball State 27-29 4th Notre Dame Invitational 3rd Michigan Intercollegiates 3rd Central Collegiates T2nd Mid-American Conference T13th NCAA District 4

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1983 (5-0) Ball State 18-45 Indiana State 15-50 Michigan State 23-35 Western Michigan 22-39 Central Michigan 22-39 Notre Dame Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4 1984 (3-4) Ohio 40-21 Bowling Green 36-25 Marshall 26-31 Western Michigan 38-23 Michigan State 25-30 Central Michigan 30-27 Ball State 15-50 Notre Dame Invitational Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District 4

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1997 (6-0) STATE AND CCC CHAMPIONS, MAC RUNNER-UP St. Francis (PA) 16-39 Detroit 15-40 Central Michigan 15-40 Canisius 15-40 Oakland 15-40 Oakland 15-40 Detroit Mercy Invitational Griak Invitational Notre Dame Invitational Michigan Intercollegiates Central Collegiates Mid-American Conference NCAA District

1998 MICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATES Mid-American Conference Champions 1st Detroit Mercy Invitational 3rd Mel Brodt Invitational 12th Roy Griak Invitational 8th Notre Dame Invitational 1st Michigan Intercollegiates 9th Central Collegiates 6th Michigan Inter-Regional 2nd Mid-American Conference 9th NCAA District IV 1999 MICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATES & CENTRAL COLLEGIATES RUNNERS-UP 1st Detroit Mercy Invitational 1st Spartan Invitational 5th Sam Bell Invitational 7th Notre Dame Invitational 2nd Michigan Intercollegiates 2nd Central Collegiates 4th Mid-American Championship 11th NCAA Regionals 2000 CENTRAL COLLEGIATES & Mid-American Conference Champions 2nd Detroit Mercy Invitational 1st Pre-MAC Invitational 9th Roy Griak Invitational 1st Central Collegiate 7th Notre Dame Invitational 12th Pre-NCAA Invitational 1st Mid-American Conference 2nd NCAA Great Lakes Regional 20th NCAA Championship 2001 Mid-American Conference Champions 1st Detroit Mercy Invitational 2nd Indiana State Invitational 5th Notre Dame Invitational 4th Michigan Intercollegiates 6th NCAA Pre-National Invitational 1st Mid-American Conference 6th NCAA Great Lakes Regional

2002 3RD PLACE AT NCAA Championship, STATE CHAMPIONS & MAC RUNNERSUP NT S EMU Open 3rd Detroit Titan Invitational 3rd Mel Brodt Invitational NTS Spartan Invitational 10th Central Collegiate Championship 2nd Roy Griak Invitational 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd

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2003 MAC RUNNER-UP EMU Open Detroit Titan Invitational Spartan Invitational Roy Griak Invitational Notre Dame Invitational

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Pre-NCAA Invitational EMU Classic Mid-American Conference NCAA Great Lakes Regional

NTS 1st 15th 31st NTS 5th 10th

2004 5TH PLACE IN MAC EMU Open Indiana State Invitational Notre Dame Invitational NCAA Pre-Nationals Spartan Invitational Mid-American Conference NCAA Great Lakes Regional

2005 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS NTS Spartan Classic 2nd Loyola Lakefrom Invitational 3rd Michigan Intercollegiate Championship NTS EMU Fall Classic 1st Mid-American Conference 5th NCAA Great Lakes Regional 24th NCAA Championship TS N 1st 7th 14th NTS 1st 5th NTS

2006 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Michigan Open Bowling Green Invitational Notre Dame Invitational Pre-NCAA Invitational EMU Classic MAC Championship NCAA Great Lakes Regional NCAA Championship

Country 2007 MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS NTS at Michigan Open (Aug. 31) 1st at Western Ontario Invitational (Sept. 22) 8th at Notre Dame Invitational (Sept. 28) 20th at Pre-NCAA Invitational (Oct. 13) NTS EMU FALL CLASSIC (Oct. 19) 1st MAC Championship (Oct. 27) 7th NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 10) NTS NCAA Championship (Nov. 19)

ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS

School Wins Losses Adrian 4 0 Anderson 1 0 Aquinas 1 0 Ashland 1 0 Baldwin Wallace 5 0 Ball State 16 6 Bowling Green 16 4 Bradley 1 0 Butler 1 1 Canisius 4 0 Case Tech 2 0 Central Michigan 37 7 Chicago 11 0 DePaul 2 0 Detroit 9 0 Detroit City College 2 0 Detroit Tech 1 0 Hillsdale 3 0 Indiana State 1 0 John Carroll 2 0 Kalamazoo 5 0 Kent 1 0 Kent State 7 0 Kentucky 0 2 Lawrence Tech 1 0 Marshall 2 0 Miami 5 11 Michigan 6 0 Michigan State 12 6 Minnesota 0 1 North Central 1 0 Northern Illinois 14 0 Notre Dame 0 3 Oakland 3 0 Oberlin 10 2 Ohio 5 1 Ohio Northern 2 0 Ohio State 1 0 Ohio Wesleyan 9 1 Robert Morris 2 0 Saint Francis 2 0 Taylor 2 0 Thiel 1 0 Toledo 9 0 Wabash 1 0 Wayne State 15 3 Western Michigan 22 6 Western Normal 1 0 Western Ontario 3 0 Western Reserve 3 0 Wheaton 1 0 Windsor 2 0 Wisconsin 3 0 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 4 0

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Fast Facts Founded:

1849 - Michigan State Normal School

Enrollment: Fifth-largest state institution in Michigan Undergraduates: Graduates:

17,808

4,830

Gender: Undergraduates: 60 percent female; 40 percent male Graduates:

65 percent female; 35 percent male

Michigan residents:

91 percent

President:

Susan Martin

Board of Regents:

Eight-member board,

appointed by governor

Faculty:

689 full time

Faculty holding Ph.D.:

93 percent

Student/Faculty Ratio:

19:1

New Freshmen Average GPA:

3.1

New Freshmen Average ACT:

21

New Freshmen Average SAT:

1014

Academic programs:

423 majors, minors and

concentrations, plus 167 graduate degrees and

Doctoral programs:

certificate programs 2 - Educational Leadership;

Clinical Psychology

Campus Buildings:

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Campus Size:

880 acres

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NCAA Division I-A Mid-American Conference

Mascot: Colors:

Eagles Green and White

2008-09 Tuition and Fees* In-state and Ohio, 30 credit hours: Out-of-State, 30 credit hours: Room and Board, 20 meals weekly:

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Timeline

Our History

Founded in 1849, when the state of Michigan was just 12 years old, Michigan State Normal School was designated by the state legislature as the first institution to educate teachers to serve the public schools. The University thus began, somewhat humbly, as the sixth teacher education institution in the nation. A campus that today comprises more than 800 acres was once a four-acre plot with one building and two programs of study – a classical course and an English Course. The school’s name changed several times ­– to Michigan State Normal College in 1899; to Eastern Michigan College in 1956; and finally to Eastern Michigan University in 1959. During its first 100 years, the institution certified thousands of teachers and developed the broad-based curricula that ultimately prepared it for university status. Within that new university, three colleges emerged: Education, Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School. The University has since expanded three more times; adding the College of Business in 1964, the College of Health and Human Services in 1975 and the College of Technology in 1980. More recently Eastern Michigan has developed Extended Programs that include Continuing Education, the Centers for Corporate Training, the World College and numerous community-focused institutes. The University has enhanced its learning environment through structural initiatives during the past several years. Recent construction includes the Terrestrial and Aquatic Research Facility (1998), the Convocation Center (1998), the Bruce T. Halle Library (1998), the John W. Porter College of Education Building (1999), the Everett L. Marshall College of Health and Human Services Building (2000), the Village residence hall (2001), University House (2003), and new Student Center (2006).

March 28, 1849: State Legislature passed Act No. 138 entitled “An Act to Establish a State Normal School.”

1915: First U.S. teacher’s college to establish training for teachers of the disabled.

Sept. 9, 1994: The mascot “Swoop” is officially adopted.

Oct. 5, 1852: Official dedication of Michigan State Normal School.

Oct. 24, 1929: Athletic teams are named the Hurons.

Nov. 28, 1995: Groundbreaking for the Bruce T. Halle Library.

March 29, 1853: Michigan State Normal School opens, offering two programs of study, a “classical course” and an “English course.” 1854: Michigan State Normal School holds first commencement, with three graduates. Sept. 1881: The student newspaper, the Normal News, is founded as a monthly. 1890: MSNS is first Michigan institution to establish a department of geography. Oct. 22, 1896: Theodore Roosevelt visits Michigan State Normal School. Sept. 15, 1897: The student newspaper is renamed the Normal College News, which comes out twice a month. 1897: MSNS is first U.S. teacher’s college to become a four-year institution. April 28, 1899: Michigan State Normal School is renamed Michigan State Normal College. 1900: Student athletes unofficially adopt the nickname Normalites. Athletes could wear either a “Y” for Ypsilanti or an “N” for Normal.

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Eastern Michigan University is committed to excellence in teaching through traditional and innovative approaches, the extension of knowledge through basic and applied research, and creative and artistic expression. Building on a proud tradition of national leadership in the preparation of teachers, we maximize educational opportunities and personal and professional growth for students from diverse backgrounds through an array of baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs. We strive to provide a student-focused learning environment that enhances the lives of students and positively impacts the community. We extend our commitment beyond the campus boundaries to the wider community through service initiatives, and public and private partnerships of mutual interest addressing local, regional, national and international opportunities and challenges.

July 1, 1956: Michigan State Normal College becomes Eastern Michigan College. July 6, 1956: The student newspaper is renamed the Eastern Echo, a weekly publication. June 1, 1959: Eastern Michigan College is renamed Eastern Michigan University. 1959: College of Education is established. 1959: College of Arts and Sciences is established. Oct. 13, 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy visits Eastern Michigan University 1964: College of Business is established. 1975: College of Health and Human Services is established. 1980: College of Technology is established. 1990: Eastern Michigan University begins first phase of a $213-million investment in campus renovations.

Oct. 30, 1996: President Bill Clinton visits EMU to present a speech on women in the business community. Sept. 20, 1997: A “beaming ceremony” is hosted to celebrate construction of the new Convocation Center. June 1, 1998: Opening of the $41-million Bruce T. Halle Library. Oct. 9, 1998: Official dedication of the Bruce T. Halle Library. Jan. 1, 1999: Eastern Michigan University begins a year-long celebration of its sesquicentennial. May 2000: President Bill Clinton delivers the commencement address at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center. Sept. 21, 2004: Ground Breaking Ceremony for New $37.5-million EMU Student Center.

Jan. 30, 1991: Board of Regents approve changing the Huron name and logo.

May 14, 2008: Dr. Susan Martin appointed the 22nd president of EMU by a unanimous vote of the EMU Board of Regents.

May 22, 1991: Board of Regents approve new EMU logo and nickname - the Eagles.

July 7, 2008: Dr. Susan Martin begins her role as EMU President.


Eastern Michigan University Where We’re Located

Eastern Michigan University is located in historic Ypsilanti, about 10 miles east of Ann Arbor, 40 miles west of Detroit and just 20 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. It is an area rich in academic, research, technological and recreational resources. The University also has sites in Livonia, Jackson, Traverse City, Flint, Detroit and Monroe. EMU’s 800 plus-acre campus of scenic flora and wooded areas includes 18 miles of walkways and jogging trails and has 122 buildings throughout the academic and athletic campuses. Eagle Crest – Eastern Michigan’s conference center, golf course and resort – is located on the banks of nearby Ford Lake. Recently named “A Cool City,” by Michigan’s Governor Jennifer Granholm, Ypsilanti plays a leading role in industry and education. The city and the University have forged close ties that have lasted 159 years.

What Makes Us Unique

Enrollment Profile

With nearly 23,000 students, EMU provides a rich learning environment for the campus community. The University currently has approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students. Our students represent 45 states and 93 foreign countries. Of undergraduate students, 69 percent are full time and 60 percent are women. The most popular majors are education, business, social sciences and history, science and engineering, English, and the health professions. EMU’s population is approximately 70 percent white; 16 percent black; 3 percent international; 6 percent undeclared; 2.5 percent Asian-American; 2 percent Hispanic and 0.5 percent Native-American. Eastern Michigan offers a number of special academic programs to help students succeed. These include the Honors College; the Holman Learning Center; distance learning; accelerated format programs; online, weekend and evening programs and courses; American Humanics certification; the World College Study Abroad Tours; a specialized master’s degree program for corporations offered onsite; a double master’s degree; online technologies for education and training through the Centers for Corporate Training; and EMU Worldwide. With more than 200 academic and social organizations, an extensive intramural sports program, 21 NCAA Division I-A sports and numerous cultural activities from which to choose, EMU students have diverse opportunities to become involved in campus life. Students’ oncampus housing choices range from traditional dormitory-style rooms to apartments and include living/learning center options.

In 1849, with the passage of Act No. 138, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Michigan formally paved the way for the establishment of Michigan State Normal School, with the exclusive purposes of instructing persons in the art of teaching; providing a good common school education; and giving instruction in the mechanic arts, husbandry, agricultural chemistry and the laws of the United States. Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves nearly 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan’s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education.

Faculty/Staff

Eastern Michigan University employs about 689 full-time faculty and 1,100 staff members. Ninetyfour percent of EMU professors have doctoral degrees or terminal degrees in their field. The student to faculty ratio is 19:1. Faculty work closely with students, and many involve students in their research. In 2008, the University celebrated its 28th annual Undergraduate Symposium; a benchmark program for undergraduate research.

Community Outreach

EMU’s Economic Impact

Since its founding in 1849, Eastern Michigan has provided quality services to the residents of Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, the State of Michigan and other states and nations. EMU’s total impact on the Michigan economy of an estimated $3 billion annually reflects a return of more than $30 for each dollar received from the state. The University’s total impact on the Michigan economy results in a contribution of $115 million in state tax revenue. Thus, EMU’s impact on state government tax revenue is $1.25 in taxes for each dollar received from the state.

Eastern Michigan is making an impact nationally by channeling its academic research as a means of solving real-world problems. EMU currently has 14 research institutes and centers that focus on community building and civic engagement, quality, community and regional development, small business development, geospatial education, textiles, export assistance and product development. EMU is well known for merging theory and practice for the benefit of the community. Applied research leads to new knowledge, new jobs and new business. Annually, the university receives about $15 million in revenues for sponsored research and community service activities.

The Alumni Association

Representing more than 120,000 alumni and friends, the Alumni Association sponsors social and service-related programs for more than 20 geographically-based and special-interest alumni chapters.

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Eastern Michigan University

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EMU President Dr. Susan Martin

Dr. Susan Martin EMU President

Dr. Susan Martin was named the 22nd president of Eastern Michigan University May 14, 2008. She is the first female president in EMU’s 160-year history. Martin officially took office July 7. “I am thrilled to be chosen for the honor of leading this great university, which has a strong history of excellent education and a bright future,” said Martin. Before coming to EMU, Martin was the provost and vicechancellor of academic affairs at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. The majority of Martin’s higher education career was at Grand Valley State University, where she taught and published as a

professor of accounting and taxation. Martin served as director of the master of taxation program, director of international business programs, and chair of the accounting and taxation department. In June 2001, Martin joined the GVSU provost’s office and served in roles as assistant, associate, and executive associate vice president of academic affairs. One of her major duties in that office was to help manage the $154 million budget for the Academic Affairs Division. Before GVSU, Martin was deputy state treasurer for

the Bureau of Local Government Services for Michigan from June 1981-June 1984. She also was the commissioner of revenue for the state of Michigan from 1985-1988. Martin is chair of the State of Michigan Hospital Finance Authority, originally appointed by former Gov. Blanchard and then reappointed by Governors Engler and Jennifer Granholm. She also was appointed by Gov. Granholm to serve as her ex-officio representative on The Detroit Medical Center Financial Emergency Task Force in 2003-2004. Martin received her doctorate in accounting from Michigan State University in 1988 and her master’s degree in accounting from MSU in 1976. She earnedher bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in 1971. Martin is married and has three children.

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EMU Board of Regents The Board of Regents is the governing body of Eastern Michigan University. Its current format was created when the State of Michigan ratified a new constitution, Jan. 6, 1964. The Board comprises eight regents who are appointed to eight-year terms by the governor.The current EMU Regents are Thomas W. Sidlik, chair; Roy Wilbanks, vice chair; Floyd Clack; Gary D. Hawks; Philip A. Incarnati; Mohamed Okdie; Francine Parker; and James F. Stapleton. “Other institutions of higher education established by law having authority to grant baccalaureate degrees shall each be governed by a board of control which shall be a body corporate. The board shall have general supervision of the institution and the control and direction of all expenditures from the institution’s funds. It shall, as often as necessary, elect a president of the institution under its supervision. He shall be the principal executive officer of the institution and be ex-officio a member of the board without the right to vote. The board may elect one of its members or may designate the president to preside at board meetings. Each board of control shall consist of eight members who shall hold office for terms of eight years, not more than two of which shall expire in the same year, and who shall be appointed by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Vacancies shall be filled in like manner.”

Floyd Clack

Floyd Clack was appointed by Governor Granholm in June 2005 to fill the seat vacated by Steven G. Gordon, and then reappointed to a full term in January of 2007. Clack was a member of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners (District 2) from 1996-2004 and is a former state representative, serving seven terms from 1982 – 1996. He also served Floyd Clack as a member of the Flint City Council from 1979 – 1982 and was a guidance counselor and teacher in the Flint Community Schools. He is a former president of the Flint NAACP. Mr. Clack received a master’s degree in counseling from EMU in 1972. He lives in Flint.

Gary D. Hawks

Gary D. Hawks

Thomas W. Sidlik Chair

Thomas W. Sidlik was appointed by Governor Granholm in December 2004 to replace Michael Morris with a term expiring December 2012. Sidlik was a member of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG from December 1998 Thomas Sidlik through August 2007, and was responsible for Global ProChair curement and Supply from 2003 through August 2007. Sidlik was Vice-Chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and Chairman of the Council’s Executive Committee. He is Executive Sponsor of the Automobile Industry Action Group and Member of the Board of Overseers, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. Mr. Sidlik is a resident of Ann Arbor.

Roy E. Wilbanks Vice Chair

Roy E. Wilbanks was appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Granholm in December 2004 to fill the seat vacated by Dr. Rosalind E. Griffin for a term ending in December 2012. Wilbanks was employed by Eastern Roy E. Wilbanks Michigan University in various roles such as: Assistant to Vice-Chair the President for Government and Community Relations, Vice President for University Relations and Secretary to the Board of Regents, Executive Vice President, Interim Chief Executive Officer and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern Michigan Foundation. In 2004, he was inducted into the Ypsilanti High School Athletic Hall of Fame and, in 2003, he was awarded the John W. Porter Distinguished Service Award. Wilbanks earned a Master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Mr. Wilbanks serves as chair of the Athletic Affairs Committee and is a resident of Ypsilanti.

Mohamed Okdie

Mohamed Okdie

Gary D. Hawks was appointed by Governor Granholm in January 2007 to replace Sharon Rothwell, who resigned. Hawks was the vice president of University Relations at EMU from 1972-1981. He is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2010.

Francine Parker

Philip A. Incarnati

Philip A. Incarnati was appointed to the board by Governor John Engler in February, 1992, to fill the seat left vacant by John Burton. He was reappointed in 1994 for a term ending December, 2002. In December 2002, Governor Engler reappointed him for a term ending December 2010. Incarnati is president and chief executive officer for the McLaren Health Philip A. Care Corporation in Flint, Michigan. He is a member of the Incarnati following boards: Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Genesee Area Focus Council, Healthcare Council of MidMichigan, Genesee County Medical Control Authority, Flint Cultural Center, Greater Flint Health Coalition, Flint Area Medical Education Corporation, The One Hundred Club of Flint, Inc., HBO & Company and the Detroit Area CEO Exchange. Incarnati is an Eastern Michigan University alumnus with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1976 and a masters of business administration in 1982. He served as chair of the Board from 1995 to 2005. He is a resident of Clarkston.

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Mohamed Okdie was appointed by Governor Granholm in December 2007 to replace Ismael Ahmed, who resigned. Okdie is a school social worker for Detroit Public School System. He is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2008. Prior to working for the Detroit Public School System, Okdie was a psychiatric social worker at Detroit Receiving Hospital and was a community liaison for Congressman John Conyers..

Francine Parker

Francine Parker was appointed by Governor Granholm in January 2007 to replace Joseph Antonini, whose term expired in December 2006. Parker is president and CEO of Health Alliance Plan. She is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2014.

James F. Stapleton

James D. Stapleton

James Stapleton was appointed by Governor Granholm in January 2007 to replace Karen Valvo, who resigned. Stapleton is president and CEO of B&R Consultants. Stapleton is appointed for a term expiring Dec. 31, 2008.


Director of Athletics Dr. Derrick Gragg

Dr. Derrick Gragg Athletics Director The mark of an exceptional athletics program is the progress that is made each year. Under the leadership of athletics director Dr. Derrick Gragg, the Eastern Michigan University department of athletics has done just that in his first two years at the helm. During Gragg’s first year at EMU, the department set a school and Mid-American Conference record by capturing a remarkable eight team conference titles, adding a league post-season crown and recording two runner-up finishes. The MAC-record eight team titles eclipsed the mark of six held jointly by Central Michigan (2003-04) and Western Michigan (1984-85). In the 2007-08 year, his second as athletics director, the Eagles secured the Reese Trophy which is awarded annually to the top overall men’s athletics program in the league. Eastern, which had won the Reese Trophy three previous times (1987-88, 1990-91 and 1995-96), followed up the record-breaking eight championships with four league regular-season titles and one MAC Tournament crown this past year. Gragg became EMU’s 11th athletic director after spending the previous six years at the University of Arkansas. He first joined the U of A in 2000 as an associate athletic director and was promoted to senior associate athletic director in 2003 and then to deputy athletic director. In his tenure at Arkansas, Gragg was involved in various areas including: athletic administration, sport program oversight, marketing, sports information, recruitment, budget, student-

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athlete support, compliance, facilities and game management, fund-raising and research. During his career, Gragg has published several articles and editorials on intercollegiate athletics as well as a nationwide study on sports-related gambling. He is a former member of the NCAA’s Minority Opportunities & Interests Committee, having served as co-chair of the committee in 2004-05. Gragg also served as a member of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas Board of Directors and as a member of the American Heart Association, Northwest Arkansas Board of Directors. He currently serves as a member of the NCAA’s Academic/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet and as a member of the NACDA Division IA Athletic Directors Scholarship Ad Hoc Steering Committee. Gragg also serves as cochair of the MAC track coaches group. A former collegiate wide receiver, Gragg lettered four years at Vanderbilt while earning his degree. He graduated with a bachelor’s in human development in 1992 and was a member of the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll during his senior year. Gragg served from 1993 to 1995 as an academic counselor at his alma mater before adding the title of director of student life in his final year at Vanderbilt. During his time as a Commodore athletic

administrator, he coordinated student life and support programs as well as supervising the academic counseling programs for student-athletes. In 1995, Gragg was named director of compliance & operations at the University of Missouri. During his two years in Columbia, he was the game event manager for 10 Olympic sports programs and served on the Big 12 Compliance Coordinators Group during his last year as compliance coordinator at the university. Named assistant athletic director for compliance at Michigan in 1997, Gragg spent three years with oversight of the UM compliance department. While serving in Ann Arbor, Gragg also earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Wayne State University. He also served on the faculty at WSU, teaching intercollegiate sport administration and sports marketing classes. He earned his doctorate in higher education administration from the U of A in May of 2004 and also taught two undergraduate courses during his tenure there as an athletic administrator. Gragg is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the Black Coaches and Administrators (BCA). Gragg and his wife, Sanya, have a daughter, DeSha, 14, and two sons, Avery, 11, and Phillip-Raymond, 7.

THE GRAGG FAMILY: Front: Phillip-Raymond, Avery, DeSha. Back: Sanya and Derrick.


EMU Athletics Mission Statement & Head Coaches EMU Athletics Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to provide a competitive intercollegiate athletic program for men and women while supporting the educational goals of its student-athletes. The development of successful teams, while focusing on the well-being of student-athletes, is inherent in our mission. Integral to our mission is the intellectual, cultural, physical and social development of coaches and staff. In support of this mission, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to the following guiding principles: ♦ Integrity. Eastern Michigan University athletic programs will adhere to the letter and spirit of the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Mid-American Conference and will comply with all applicable state and federal laws. ♦ Academic Success. Eastern Michigan University athletic programs will recruit student-athletes with the ability to achieve academic success and will support the educational endeavors of the studentathletes with a goal of graduation from the University. ♦ Competitiveness. Eastern Michigan University athletic programs aspire to achieve competitive success at the conference and national levels, within the limits of available resources. Each athletic program is encouraged to increase private support and expand their endowments. ♦ Student-Athlete Development. Eastern Michigan University athletic programs are committed to the personal development and well-being of all student-athletes along with their athletic development. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics establishes standards of conduct for student-athletes that reflect positively on the individual student-athlete, the program and the University. ♦ Fiscal Integrity. Eastern Michigan University athletic programs will operate with prudent fiscal management and within the normal business processes of the University. Gifts to the athletic programs will be received and processed by the Eastern Michigan University Foundation. ♦ Access and Opportunity. Eastern Michigan University athletic programs are committed to broad participation by students attending the University on an equitable basis and defined by the student’s interest and high school participation. ♦ Diversity. Eastern Michigan University takes pride in its diverse community of students, faculty and staff. EMU athletic programs are committed to fostering a cohort of student-athletes, coaches and staff to further enrich the diversity of the University.

Karen Baird Softball

Kim Berrington Volleyball

Jake Boss Jr. Baseball

Bruce Cunningham Men’s Golf

Derek DelPorto Wrestling

Brad Fairchild Men’s Track

Jeff Genyk Football

AnnMarie Gilbert Women’s Basketball

John Goodridge Men’s Cross Country

Scott Hall Women’s Soccer

Brad Holdren Rowing

Peter Linn Swimming

Sue Parks Women’s Track & Cross Country

Charles E. Ramsey Men’s Basketball

Ryan Ray Tennis

Buck Smith Diving

Sandy Wagner Women’s Golf

Steve Wilce Gymnastics

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EMU Sports Medicine

The Eastern Michigan University Sports Medicine Department has a long history and reputation for excellence in the health care of student-athletes and the education of athletic training students. Founding practitioners Gary Strickland, Ron Venis and Dr. Wally Roeser envisioned a goal of first-class prevention, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for all student-athletes. Although the department continues to grow, its primary mission remains the same. More than 500 student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics receive comprehensive health care from an expansive sports medicine team. The Eastern Michigan University Sports Medicine staff is led by Dr. Tara MasterHunter, Dr. Zoe Foster, Dr. David Alvarez, Dr. George Pujalte, Dr. Wally Roeser, Dr. Bruce Miller, Dr. Don Wurtzel and Head Athletic Trainer Steve Nordwall. Additionally, the staff consists of two primary care sports medicine fellows, three full-time staff athletic trainers, two full-time athletic training clinical educators, five graduate assistant athletic trainers and the team dentist. Our sports medicine staff works in conjunction with various medical professionals within the community who provide nutritional, dental, vision and other specialized services for our

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student-athletes. At Eastern Michigan University, the philosophy of the Sports Medicine staff is two-fold: to provide a high standard of medical care through effective preventive and management programs, and to facilitate an effective post-injury rehabilitation process for a safe return to competition. In all cases, the ultimate well-being of each student-athlete is considered our number one priority, not only while they compete at Eastern Michigan University, but during their lifetime as well. The Sports Medicine staff operates out of three campus athletic training facilities in the Convocation Center, Bowen Field House and the Rynearson Stadium team building. Each of the athletic training facilities contain taping and practice preparation areas, treatment and rehabilitative equipment, and physician exam areas that allow for daily, on-campus physician care for athletic injuries and illnesses. Our facilities provide an appropriate environment for the care of our student-athletes and serves as a proper clinical education venue for our athletic training students In the fall of 1997, the Athletic Education Training Program became accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Students who are accepted into the education program must demonstrate not only excellence in the athletic training room, but in the classroom as well. The academic workload of the education program is based heavily in the sciences and includes courses in human anatomy, physiology, physics, chemistry, biomechanics, kinesiology and exercise physiology. Academic and clinical instructors monitor the athletic training students as they progress through the required course work which includes five clinical experience courses. In their final semester each athletic training student completes a 15-week internship at an affiliated internship site. Upon completion of the program, all athletic training students must pass the national certification examination prior to advancing into their careers or continuing on in their education as an athletic trainer. It is our ongoing mission to constantly re-evaluate the roles and responsibilities of our program in order to best exceed the

expectation and needs of our student population. The interaction between the sports medicine staff, the student-athletes and the athletic training education program creates a productive atmosphere which enhances both the student-athlete experience and athletic training students’ clinical education.

Head Athletic Trainer Steve Nordwall, MS, ATC

Bill Tuscany Assoc. Head Athletic Trainer

Team Physician Zoe Foster, M.D.

Team Physician Tara Master-Hunter, M.D.

Team Physician David Alvarez, D.O.

Orthopedic Team Physician Bruce Miller, M.D.

Head Orthopedic Team Physician Wally Roeser, M.D.

Team Dentist Don Wurtzel, D.D.S.


EMU Strength and Conditioning An eagle by definition is a large bird of prey noted for its strength, size, keenness of vision and powers of flight. These are skills that can only develop in the right setting and environment. At Eastern Michigan University, it is the job of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Szerszen to guide student-athletes down the path that will help them develop those and other skills that will allow them to excel in competition. The main focus of the EMU strength and conditioning program is to develop the complete student-athlete. This is achieved through a program that is not based solely on weight training, but rather on the development of all aspects of athletic performance. Everything that is incorporated into the training program is geared towards enhancing success on the playing field. Areas of focus include speed, agility, strength, quickness, flexibility, explosive power, sports nutrition and mental toughness. One major area of focus is the development of running speed and quickness. Great focus is placed on strength development, flexibility and proper running mechanics. The goal is to produce strong physical athletes who improve their foot speed and quickness. While every athletic program lifts during the year, EMU student-athletes will also participate in year-round conditioning. The strength and conditioning staff push the student-athletes to excel throughout a continually physically and mentally demanding program. “We believe highly competitive athletes should never get out-of-shape,” Szerszen said. “Our workouts are intense and designed to challenge our athletes to surpass levels they have not yet achieved. Because of this aggressive training we help develop not only a physically tougher athlete, but also a mentally tougher one who excels in competition. Our goal is simple ... to be the best conditioned and physically toughest team in the country.” Physically developing athletes is a yearround endeavor. During the season, football players at EMU will spend as much time with the strength and conditioning coaches as they do on the field with their position coaches. “A highly motivated athlete is a program’s greatest asset,” Szerszen said. “We strive for excellence both mentally and physically. We have individual goal meetings prior to each segment of our training. Short and long-term goals are set and we work diligently to achieve them. “Our athletes at EMU are second to none in terms of their hard work and effort,” Szerszen added. “We work hard, but have fun in the process. The camaraderie and work ethic they develop in the weight room carries over directly to their success on the field.” Strength and conditioning at EMU is a full-time commitment. There is no such thing as being a part-time champion. At EMU, the eventual goal of all athletes is to be successful on the Mid-American Conference and national

times that the student-athletes must meet.

Goal Setting and Evaluation

level. Through our hard work and commitment to excellence, we believe we can achieve that goal.

Strength Training

This is the foundation of all of our training. Improvements in all areas begin here. We use systematic periodization planning when developing our strength program. We use many compound movements and isolate muscle groups with machines and specific dumbbell exercises. We focus on working many different joint angles. We use as many different training variables and a mix of training philosophies to attain our goals. By training in this manner we can avoid being one-dimensional which will help us eliminate plateaus and staleness in training. Core lifts include: bench press, squat and hang clean. Many injury prevention exercises are implemented as well.”

Student-athletes will sit down three times per year to set individual goals for the end of winter conditioning, summer conditioning and post-season. Each athlete has his own personal goal booklet to monitor gains. The goals are used as a method of monitoring the student-athletes and providing them with a target to attain in training to help improve their performance on the field. Student-athletes will be tested three times per year. These tests help our staff to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Testing will include the following at various points in the year: bench press, squat, hang clean, vertical jump, 1.5-mile run, 16 x 110 yard sprints, 15 second bag jumps, 20-yard shuttle, 10-yard sprint, 225-lb bench press reps max, body fat percentage, sit and reach flexibility, height and weight.

Speed and Agility

We believe speed and agility drills should be utilized every time we work out. We incorporate some form of speed or agility drills into every workout. The reason for this philosophy is to provide constant reinforcement so that we can achieve maximum speed and quickness. Speed and agility is separated into long and short distances. Examples of speed drills include resistive runs with harnesses and chutes, stance and start drills, running mechanics, form running and competitive sprints. Some of our agility drills include: cone drills, speed ladders, dot and t-drills, 20-yard shuttles, ladder runs, reactive drills, jump rope and quick feet drills.

Conditioning

We believe that great athletes should never get out-of-shape. We will condition year-round. Of course, the intensity of the conditioning will be dictated by what we are doing during that period of training or at that point in the season. During the season, conditioning will be short and brief as it will be during the winter conditioning period. During the summer preseason training period, conditioning will be very intense as we prepare for the season and as we acclimate for the heat of two-a-day practices during August. Forms of conditioning include: 1.5 mile run, 110-yard sprints, step down sprints ranging in distances from 100 yards to 10 yards, position specific conditioning, gassers and half gassers, and 300-yard shuttle and ladder runs. All conditioning runs have goal

EMU Strength Training Philosophy “The philosophy here at EMU is to train the student-athletes in an organized and systematic manner to develop all elements of athletic performance. Training is performed in a highly intense manner which develops a high level of mental toughness and pride to be the best.” – Mike Szerszen 67


Student-Athletic Support While success on the field is important, success in the classroom is the number one priority. Student Athlete Support Services (SASS) is dedicated to the academic success of the Eagles. Led by Erin Burdis and her staff of counselors, SASS strives to make sure every student-athlete finds academic success at Eastern. Our philosophy is to offer an academic support program, integrated with the University, that will assist all student-athletes with their transition into college. This all-encompassing support continues throughout each studentathlete’s collegiate career, until the day he or she receives a diploma, lands a job or enters graduate school. Being proactive rather than reactive, our staff does not wait for an academic crisis to occur. We gather important background information and build an academic profile on each student-athlete, assessing his or her needs in advance. Services provided through SASS include the following: programs that focus on studentathletes’ special needs, monitoring academic performance, providing learning assistance, assisting with registration procedures, assisting in monitoring athletic eligibility, providing priority registration and making sure that athletes are advised about current NCAA, MAC and University rules and regulations. Freshmen and transfer student-athletes encounter a major transition when making the switch from high school or community college to a university. These students, while adjusting to their new routines, receive extra attention and support. College is not easy. But with hard work and dedication from both the student-athlete and the support staff, the student-athlete can have a successful college experience. The success of Eastern’s studentathletes hinges on their willingness to seek assistance from SASS as well as other University student services. SASS staff members continually refer student-athletes to the admissions office, Academic Advising Center, Career Services Center, health services, the records

office, financial aid and The Holman Learning Center. Faculty members also provide assistance to student-athletes through advising in course selection and providing additional help with courses when requested.

Academic Success

Entering the 2008-2009 academic year, Eastern Michigan University student-athletes continue to excel on the playing field and in the classroom. The athletics department cumulative GPA is currently at Student-athletes from the men’s and women’s basketa 3.053 after the 2008 winter ball teams joined forces for the third annual EMU Pride semester. The baseball team Day. leads the men’s teams with a 3.036, while the women’s tennis Student-Athlete Advisory Council team leads the women’s side with a 3.557. Tying together all of the varsity sports at EMU “We feel that academic achievement is the is the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC). cornerstone of the student-athlete experience,” Each varsity team is required to have at least EMU Athletics Director Derrick Gragg explained. one representative, while the larger teams nor“We are very proud of the student-athletes’ work mally send a few. This group of student-athletes in the classrooms and will continue to support meets monthly to discuss way to better the them as they continue to reach the ultimate goal student-athlete experience at EMU. of graduating.” It is the goal of SAAC to be the student “Obviously, our staff and student-athletes work athlete voice to the athletic administration; closely to make sure that a major emphasis is put provide a bridge between the student-athletes on the academic success for our teams and this and the EMU community; undertake Student2006 fall report is the proof that all of that hard Athlete Advisory Board projects, which will work is paying off,” said Erin Burdis, EMU’s Direcbenefit student-athletes and the community; tor of Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS). and to represent Eastern Michigan University “We are very happy with the results from this past student-athletes and what they stand for. semester and we expect that success to continue SAAC normally undertakes a few projects into the future.” a year that benefit the surrounding commu Other highlights for the winter semester innity of Ypsilanti. “Reading Eagles” takes place clude: at elementary schools in the area, sending • 22 student-athletes with a 4.0 semester student-athletes to schools to talk and read to GPA the children. The annual canned food drive run • 245 student-athletes (54.9%) have a 3.0 by SAAC takes place in the fall, providing a little or higher semester GPA competition between teams, all with the goal of • 12 teams have a 3.0 or higher GPA helping the community. • 9 teams increased their cumulative GPA The trademark of SAAC is the annual lip from winter 2007 to winter 2008 synching and dance competition that is held every March. “Jock Jamz” pits varsity teams against each other, seeing who can perform a better routine. Always a hit with the athletic and campus community, Jock Jamz has been a successful fund raiser, donating its proceeds to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Washtenaw County. While SAAC does what it can to help support the community, it puts the student-athletes at EMU first. It is always looking for ways to increase student attendance at games, as well as provide better communication between teachers and student-athletes who have to miss class for competition. Run by student-athletes who understand the issues that they face and want to make a difference, SAAC has become a very successful organization in the past few years.

Some of EMU’s athletes were recognized for their achievements in the classroom during the Scholar Athlete Banquet at the Marriott Hotel at Eagle Crest, April 14,

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Important Questions for Prospective Student-Athletes from Melody Reifel Werner, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance

When do I become a prospect? You become a “prospective student-athlete” (PSA) when you start ninth-grade classes. You become a “recruited prospective student-athlete” at a particular college if any coach approaches you (or any member of your family) about enrolling and participating in athletics at that college. Activities by coaches that cause you to become a recruited prospective student-athlete are: (1) providing you with an official visit to campus; (2) placing more than one telephone call to you or any other member of your family; or (3) visiting you or any other member of your family anywhere other than the college campus. When can coaches talk to me and watch me play? There are many specific NCAA rules which dictate when a coach may talk to you or watch you play. These rules vary depending on the sport and the time of year. Often, calls are limited to a certain month or to certain times during the month. To get more information on what these rules are and which ones apply to you, please visit ncaa. org or contact Melody Reifel Werner at 734.487.2327. What about coaches contacting me? A contact is any face-to-face meeting between a university coach and you or your parents. Also, any such face-to-face meeting that is prearranged or that takes place on your campus, at an organized competition or at a practice involving you or your high school, prep school, two-year college or all-star team shall be considered a contact, regardless of the conversation. Currently in all sports other than football, college coaches may contact you off the college campus no more than three times. However, a college coach may visit your high school (with the approval of your high school principal) only once a week during a contact period.

What are evaluations? An evaluation is any off-campus activity used to assess your academic qualifications or athletics ability, which includes visiting your high school (during which no contact occurs) or watching you practice or compete at any site. Currently in all sports other than football and basketball, a college coach is limited to seven opportunities (contacts and evaluations combined) to recruit you and not more than three of the seven opportunities may be off-campus contacts. Once you sign a National Letter of Intent, you may be evaluated an unlimited number of times by a college coach from the college with which you have signed. When can a coach send me letters and emails? In sports other than men’s basketball, a member institution may not provide recruiting materials to a prospect (including general correspondence related to athletics) until Sept. 1 at the beginning of the prospect’s junior year in high school. In the sport of men’s basketball, an institution may not provide recruiting materials to a prospect (including general correspondence related to athletics) until June 15 at the conclusion of the prospect’s sophomore year in high school. Are there rules for boosters? In addition to general recruiting regulations, no alumni, boosters or representatives of a college’s athletics interests can be involved in your recruitment. There may be no phone calls or letters from boosters. If an EMU booster is contacting you, please call the EMU Office of Compliance as soon as possible at 734. 487.2327. I have other questions that are not answered here. Can you help me? Sure! If you have any questions, please contact Melody Reifel Werner via e-mail at melody.reifel@emich.edu. Good luck and GO EAGLES!

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EMU Athletic Club

Supporting EMU StudentAthletes Since 1994 The EMU Athletic Club provides

vital financial support to more than 550 student-athletes at Eastern Michigan University as they strive for excellence on the court and in the classroom. Nearly 1,000 donors generously supported our outstanding scholar-athletes last year. Established in 1994, the EMU Athletic Club raises funds in three keys areas for EMU’s 21 varsity athletic teams: annual-use operating funds, endowment, and facility related projects. Today, annual-use giving is the most critical area of support needed by the Athletic Department. These contributions directly support the operating budgets of our teams and help provide the most basic needs to our coaches and student-athletes, including comprehensive national recruiting efforts, out of region travel to maintain nationally competitive schedules, equipment such as uniforms, balls, nets, bats, and much more. Gifts to any of our teams, or to the Eagles for Excellence Fund (which will be used for the most urgent needs of the athletic department), are an investment in the future leaders of the state of Michigan. Join the EMU Athletic Club today and make a difference for EMU Athletics.

How to Make a Gift Online: www.emuathleticclub.com By Phone: 734.487.8236 By Mail: 799 N. Hewitt Road Room 309C Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Join the EMU Athletc Club For more information or to join the EMU Athletic Club, please contact: Craig Fink - Associate Athletic Director/ Executive Director of the EMU Athletic Club Office Phone - 734.487.8236 E-mail: craig.fink@emich.edu 70

Membership Levels and Benefits: Hall of Fame -- $5,000 and up • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Receive first-level priority on the purchase of football/basketball season tickets, see (B) below • Purchase rights to 10 luxury football box seats • Opportunity to travel to a road game with a team of your choice • Specially designed EMU Athletic Club gift Olympian -- $2,500 - $4,999 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Purchase rights to five luxury football box seats • Invitation to dinner with Athletic Director with other Olympian and higher members All-American -- $1,000 - $2,499 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Football/basketball reserved parking (season ticket holders only) • Purchase rights to two luxury football box seats • EMU Athletic Club Leader recognition pin All-Conference -- $500 - $999 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Media guides upon request • Postseason ticket priority • Purchase rights to two chair back seats for football • I n v i t a t i o n to annual social event with EMU head coaches and administrators Captain -- $250 - $499 • All of the benefits of the lower levels, plus ... • Access to the E-Club Room (must show membership card) • Exclusive access to the “Eagles Nest.” Located in the Convocation Stadium Club, this newly created hospitality area will be available for select home men’s & women’s basketball conference games and will feature a variety of refreshments and pre-game “chalk talks” from members of the coaching staffs. (C) Varsity -- $50 - $249 • Tax deduction, see (A) below • Invitation to special events • Discounts at Eagle Crest Golf Club, Eagle Crest Conference Center and the Ypsilanti Marriott (must show membership card) • Membership card • All members of the EMU Athletic Club will have their names listed in the annual report (A) Material value of benefit provided will reduce tax deduction by value of benefit. (B) Current football/basketball season ticket holders retain their current seats. (C) Must also purchase season tickets or single game tickets to access this area.


EMU Athletic Hall of Fame The Eastern Michigan University alumni varsity letterwinners club, E-Club, sponsors the EMU Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony for the class of 2008 will be held in conjunction with an EMU basketball game during the 2008-09 season. The class of 2008 includes: Charlie Batch (football), Joy Inness (women’s track), Jerry Keller (baseball), Sharon McNie (women’s gymnastics), Lindell Reason (men’s basketball), Jeff Reaume (men’s golf), Sarah Willis (women’s soccer) and Chuck Wilson (men’s track). A Ron Adams, 1999 Delmar Allman, 1981 Sherry Anderson, 2003 Jim Applegate, 1996 Roger Arnett, 1983 Rha Arnold, 1981 Tommy Asinga, 2005 B Norb Badar, 1988 John Banaszak, 1985 William Barrett, 1984 Gary Bastien, 1989 Charlie Batch, 2008 Louis Batterson, 1979 Charles Eugene Beatty, 1976 James Bell, 1984 James Bibbs, 1979 Dan Boisture, 2005 Ruth Boughner, 1980 Wilbur P. Bowen, 2000 Leighton Boyd, 1980 Santee Brockman, 1983 Jim Brodie, 1991 Joe Brodie, 1993 James M. “Bingo” Brown, 1976 Dr. Walter Gerald Brown, 1997 Ken Bruchanski, 1990 Jack Brusewitz, 2000 Laurie Byrd, 1993 C Sharon (Brown) Calhoun, 2003 Garion Campbell, 1982 Bill Cave, 1989 Clarence Chapman, 1988 Jean Cione, 1986 John Clay, 1995 William “Audie” Cole, 2002 Sherm Collins, 1988 Terry Collins, 1994 Roger Coryell, 2004 Doug Cossey, 1985 Rena Cox, 2002 Clifford Crane, 1982 Hasely Crawford, 1985 William Crouch, 1978 Bob Crosby, 1995 Marsha (Barker) Crosby, 2003 C. Dale Curtiss, 1977 D Mark Dailey, 2004 Dottie Davis, 1990 Glenn Davis, 1987 Jeff Dils, 1990 Marc Dingman, 1998 Earl Dixon, 2004 Donna Donakowski, 1994 Melissa Drouillard, 2004 Jim Dutcher, 2003 E Clare Ebersole, 1988 Dave Ellis, 1986 Ed Engle, 1997 F Tom Fagan, 1991 F.L. “Frosty” Ferzacca, 1994 Angie Fielder, 2001 Charles Forsythe, 1981 John C. Fountain, 1996 William Foy, 1976

G Jon Gates, 2001 Oswald Gaynier, 1993 George Gervin, 1993 Ralph Gilden, 1983 Cleon Gilliam, 1992 Wardell Gilliam, 1984 Garry Grady, 2003 Jim Grant, 1991 Glenn Gulliver, 1997 Ron Gulyas, 1989 H Charles Hanneman, 1977 Jim Harkema, 1999 Gussie Harris, 1983 Ken Hawk, 1983 Kelly Hebler, 1999 Merrill Hershey, 1979 Earle Higgins, 1997 Charles “Whitey” Hlad, 1977 Chris Hoiles, 2000 Greg Howe, 2006 Bruce Howell, 1986 Carole Huston, 2006 Jeff Huxley, 1991 I Joy Inness, 2008 J Al Jagutis, 2007 Bob Jennings, 2001 Marv Johnson, 1987 Ron Johnson, 1986 Earl Jones, 2002 Hayes Jones, 1977 Jay Jones, 1992 Mike Jones, 1985 Maury Jormakka, 2001 Dazel Jules, 2006 K Denise Kaercher, 2000 Kerry Keating, 1995 Jerry Keller, 2008 Marci Kelley, 2007 David Kieft, 1999 Daniel Webster Kirksey, 1978 L Charles Lappeus, 1983 Mark Leonard, 2007 Peter Linn, 2006 Bob Lints, 2006 Ann (Meachum) Lohner, 1989 Grant Long, 1998 M Nick Manych, 1993 Harvey Marlatt, 1979 George Marshall, 1976 Jim Martin, 1981 Kenneth “Beef” Matheson, 1980 Dr. James Matthews, 1995 Stan McConnor, 1988 Tamyka McCord, 2007 Kennedy McIntosh, 1996 Paul McMullen, 2003 Sharon McNie, 2008 George Mead, 2001 Robert Middlekauff, 1978 Kevin Miller, 1994 Lanny Mills, 2002 Randy Mills, 1996 Gordon Minty, 1984 Marv Mittlestat, 1982

Loita “Blink” Molineaux, 1998 J.E. Morcombe, 2002 Hamilton Morningside, 2005 Dick Moseley, 1985 George Muellich, 1979 Roxanne Munch, 2004 N Jim Nelson, 2000 Ferris Newman, 1980 O Harry Ockerman, 1977 Ron Oestrike, 1979 Lloyd W. Olds, 1976 Andrea (Bowman) Osika, 1996 Bernard Otto, 1984 Bob Owchinko, 1989 P Chuck Paige, 1985 Lucy Parker, 1995 Bob Parks, 1980 Sue Parks, 1992 Jeff Peck, 1996 Al Pingel, 1982 Leroy Potter, 1999 Dave Pureifory, 1981 Nanette Push, 1998 Q Thomas Quinn, 1978 R Larry Radcliff, 1995 Jerry Raymond, 1986 Lindell Reason, 2008 Jeff Reaume, 2008 Frank Reaume, 1990 Ron Rice, 2002 Earl Riskey, 1982 Dean Rockwell, 1977 John “Rocky” Roe, 2001 Waldomar Roeser, 2005 Jenny Romatowski, 2000 Col. Duane Root, 1997 Abe Rosenkrantz, 1981 James Ross, 1991 Bob Rowland, 1987 Elton J. Rynearson, Sr., 1976 S Clarence Sabbath, 1981 Olin Sanders, 1977 Mireille Sankatsing, 2004

Ron Saunders, 1998 Dan Schmitz, 2005 Sara Seegers, 2005 Wayne Seiler, 2000 Edwin Shadford, 1976 Pat Sheridan, 1998 Paul Shoemaker, 1977 Chuck Shonta, 1982 Kenneth “Red” Simmons, 1978 Harold Simons, 2005 Dr. Bob Sims, 1994 Jean Siterlet, 1985 Rodney Slater, 2001 Mark Smith, 1999 Mary Smith, 2002 Tom Smith, 1998 Claude Snarey, 1991 Shirley Spork, 1981 Clemens “C.P.” Steimle, 1994 Col. Bill Stephens, 1987 Raymond L. Stites, 1976 Jim Streeter, 2004 Mike Strickland, 1992 Nikki Stubbs, 2006 T Eugene Thomas, 1997 Bill Tipton, 1986 Fred Trosko, 1982 Leo Turner, 1992 Gary Tyson, 2006 V Andrew Vanyo, 1978 Stan Vinson, 2007 W Arthur Walker, 1979 Neville “Tex” Walker, 1983 James Walsh, 1978 Jeff Washington, 1999 Claudia Wasik, 1997 Frank “Buck” Weeber, 1979 Jack Weiss, 1987 Bob Welch, 1988 George Wendt, 1983 Harry Werbin, 1989 Doug Willer, 2007 Sarah Willis, 2008 Chuck Wilson, 2008 Virgil Windom, 1990 Z Duane Zemper, 1990 William Zepp, 1978

The newest group of Hall of Famers celebrate following a halftime induction at the Convocation Center. The Class of 2007 included: Al Jagutis, Marci Kelley, Mark Leonard, Tamyka McCord, Stan Vinson and Doug Willer.

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MICHIG AN UN N R E T IVER S A E SIT 8 0 0 Y 2 MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE AUGUST 29 Michigan Open . ...................Dexter, Mich.......................4 p.m. SEPTEMBER 6 at Detroit Titan Invitational....Northville, Mich............ 11:45 a.m. OCTOBER 3 at Notre Dame Invitational....Notre Dame, Ind.................4 p.m. 10 Michigan Intercollegiate........Milford, Mich.......................4 p.m. 18 Pre NCAA Invitational...........Terre Haute, Ind................10 a.m. 24 EMU FALL CLASSIC...........Hudson Mills Park............4 p.m. NOVEMBER 1 MAC CHAMPIONSHIP . ......Eagle Crest G.C..............11 a.m. 15 NCAA Regional . ..................W. Lafayette, Ind................... TBA 24 NCAA Nationals....................Terre Haute, Ind..................... TBA

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