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TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents and Quick Facts..................................... 3 This is West Point ............................................................ 4-5 Distinguished Graduates ................................................. 6-7 Why West Point? ............................................................. 8-9 The U.S. Military Academy ...........................................10-11 Academy Leadership ........................................................ 12 Director of Athletics........................................................... 13 Coaches & Staff........................................................... 14-15 2009 Men’s Roster and Outlook ....................................... 16 Men’s Profiles .............................................................. 17-19 Plebe Profiles ................................................................... 20 2009 Women’s Roster and Outlook .................................. 21 Women’s Profiles ......................................................... 22-23 Plebe Profiles ................................................................... 24 Army-Navy Rivalry ............................................................ 25 2008 Men’s Results ..................................................... 26-27 2008 Women’s Results ................................................ 28-29 Patriot League Information ............................................... 30 U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY QUICK FACTS Location ........................................................ West Point, N.Y. Founded ........................................................ March 16, 1802 Enrollment ..................................................................... 4,400 Superintendent ..................... Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck Athletic Director .............................................Kevin Anderson Nicknames ...........................................Black Knights, Cadets Mascot ............................................................................ Mule Motto................................................... “Duty, Honor, Country” Colors ...................................................Black, Gold and Gray Conference ......................................................Patriot League

COACHING STAFF Head Coach...........................................................Troy Engle Assistant Coach................................................... Jayne Penn Men’s Team Captain .............................................. Zac Reiter Women’s Team Captain.................... Stephanie Schoeneman Athletic Trainer...................................................... David Allen Head Officer Representative ......................... Col. Mark Toole Athletic Intern....................................... 2nd Lt. Kevin Kumlien Cross Country Office Phone .......................... (845) 938-2425 Best Time to Contact Coach Engle.......... Weekday Mornings ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Sr. Assoc. AD/Athletic Communications ............. Bob Beretta Assistant/Cross Country Contact........................ Dallas Miller Athletic Communications Phone.................... (845) 938-3303 Miller’s Direct Line ......................................... (845) 938-6996 Miller’s E-Mail Athletic Communications FAX ....................... (845) 446-2556 Army “A” Line............................................. (845) 938-ARMY Official Web site............................. CREDITS The 2009 Army Cross Country Media Guide is an official publication of the U.S. Military Academy Office of Athletic Communications. The guide was designed, written and edited by Dallas Miller. Editing assistance was provided by Brian Gunning, Mady Salvani, Tracy Nelson, Tim Volkmann, and Ryan Yanoshak. Photos courtesy of the USMA Department of Information Management Creative Imaging Center, John Pellino and Mady Salvani.












The United States Military Academy is renowned because of its historic and distinguished reputation as a military academy, and as a leading, progressive institution of higher education. Made legendary in books and movies produced over the years, the Academy’s “Long Gray Line” of graduates includes some of our nation’s most famous and influential men: Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, George S. Patton, Omar Bradley, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower and Norman Schwarzkopf. Because of this superb education and leadership experience, West Point graduates historically have been sought for high level civilian and military leadership positions. Their numbers include two U.S. presidents, several ambassadors, state governors, legislators, judges, cabinet members, educators, astronauts and corporate executives. Today, West Point continues to provide hundreds of young men and women the unique opportunity to develop physically, ethically and intellectually while building a foundation for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career as an Army officer in the service of our nation. Cadets have much more responsibility in running the Academy than students in most other colleges or universities. It adds to the leadership experience. Cadets succeed at West Point because of the support they receive from the staff and faculty. After all, many faculty members are West Point graduates and understand the challenge cadets face on a daily basis. They also serve as ideal role models, showing cadets what Army life is like. The U.S. Military Academy’s primary strength is its ability to develop leaders of character who are committed to “Duty, Honor, Country” and selfless service to our nation.











ROBERT E. LEE ’29 The Academy’s ninth Superintendent (1852-55), Lee was a model cadet during his four years at West Point. He graduated second in his class and never earned a single demerit during his four years at the Academy. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was selected to serve as Commanding General of the Army, but instead resigned his commission and was named General-In-Chief of the Confederate Army from 1861 to 1865. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant (USMA 1843), at Appomattox Court House, Va., ended the Civil War. Fort Lee, Va., was named in his honor.

ULYSSES S. GRANT ’43 Grant distinguished himself during the Civil War at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863; his victory secured control of the Mississippi River for the Union. President Abe Lincoln later appointed him Commanding General of the Army in March 1864. On April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House, Va., Robert E. Lee (USMA 1829) surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to him, ending the Civil War. Grant later served as the 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877. Today, his image graces the $50 bill.

GEORGE W. GOETHALS ’80 Goethals became an architect and was builder of the Panama Canal, 1904 TO 1914.

JOHN J. PERSHING ’86 Considered the second most senior officer in Army history, behind only George Washington, Pershing served as commander of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. The two-million-plus troops of the AEF made a decisive contribution to the defeat of Imperial Germany. Pershing’s abilities as a leader distinguished him among European commanders, and through repeated successes on the battlefield, promoted American prestige around the world. He served as Army Chief of Staff in 1921, and was named General of the Armies of the United States upon his retirement in 1924.








After World War I, MacArthur returned to West Point to serve as the Academy’s 31st Superintendent from 1919 to 1922. During that time, he was responsible for the revitalization of the Academy. He was later promoted to General of the Army and served as Supreme Allied Commander in the Pacific Theater during World War II. During that time, he received the Medal of Honor for leading defense preparation and operations on the Philippine Islands. He later served as Supreme Allied Commander, Japan, and as commander, United Nations Command in the Far East. He was one of only five officers to be promoted to General of the Army (five stars).

During World War II, Eisenhower served as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces Europe from 1943 to 1944, during which he led the D-Day invasion of Europe. During that time, he was promoted to General of the Army (five stars). After the war, he served as Army Chief of Staff from 1945 to 1948 and was named President of Columbia University in 1948. He served as the 34th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 and was one of only five officers to be promoted to General of the Army (five stars).

As Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command from 1988 to 1991, Schwarzkopf’s command ultimately responded to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait with the largest U.S. deployment since the Vietnam War, including portions of the Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps as well as units from dozens of nations around the world. After retiring, Schwartzkopf received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

GEORGE S. PATTON JR. ’09 “Old Blood and Guts,” Patton was one of the most colorful commanders in the Army. During World War II the famed commander of the 2nd Armored Division and later the Third Army displayed courage and daring as prominently as the pair of ivory handled revolvers he wore. Patton accomplished one of the most remarkable feats in military history in December 1944, when he quickly turned the Third Army northward to reinforce the Allied southern flank against the German attack in the Battle of the Bulge. The General’s doctrine of aggressive employment of massive armor forces continue to prove themselves in combat arenas around the world.

OMAR N. BRADLEY ’15 During his career, Bradley earned a reputation as one of the best infantry commanders in World War II. He commanded the 82nd Airborne and 28th Infantry Divisions before going on to command the 1st Army and the 12th Army Group. After the war he served as Army Chief of Staff from 1948 to 1949 and served as the first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1949 to 1953. He was the last Army officer to be promoted to General of the Army (five stars), and the Bradley fighting vehicle is named in his honor.

ALEXANDER M. HAIG JR. ’47 Haig served as Chief of Staff to President Richard Nixon from 1973 to 1974; Supreme Allied Commander in Europe 1974 to 1979; President of United Technologies Corporation 1980 to 1981 and Secretary of State during the Reagan administration from 1981 to 1982.

FRANK BORMAN ’50 An astronaut from 1962 to 1970, Borman commanded the first circumlunar flight of the earth. He later served as President of Eastern Airlines.

FIDEL V. RAMOS ’50 One of the Academy’s international cadets, Ramos served as a Philippine Army officer after graduation. He eventually became the country’s military Chief of Staff and later Secretary of National Defense. He also served as President of the Republic of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998.

EDWIN E. ALDRIN ’51 An astronaut from 1963 to 1972, Aldrin participated in the first manned lunar landing with Michael Collins (USMA ’52) and was the second man to walk on the moon.

EDWARD WHITE ’52 An astronaut from 1962 to 1967, White was the first man to walk in space and was one of the three astronauts killed in the Apollo I disaster in 1967.

PETER M. DAWKINS ’59 Dawkins was Cadet Brigade Commander (First Captain of the U.S. Corps of Cadets) as a senior and became the third Heisman Trophy winner in Army football history. He later served as chairman and CEO of Primerica.

JAMES V. KIMSEY ’62 Kimsey was the founding chairman of America Online, and was named chairman emeritus in 1996. He founded the Kimsey Foundation in 1996.

MICHAEL W. KRZYZEWSKI ’69 Krzyzewski served as head basketball coach at West Point from 1974 to 1979 before assuming similar duties at Duke University. Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to three national championships and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in October 2001. He coached the U.S. at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

RAYMOND T. ODIERNO ‘76 Odierno commanded the 4th Infantry Division during the fall of 2003 which, along with Special Forces units, captured Saddam Hussein in December of that year. Odierno helped plan and coordinate the raid that netted Iraq’s fallen dictator.



ROBERT S. KIMBROUGH ’89 Kimbrough was named one of 11 new astronaut candidates by NASA in May 2004. Kimbrough ranks among Army Baseball’s career leaders in saves. A veteran of Desert Storm, he currently works for NASA in Houston as a flight simulation engineer and participated in a space shuttle mission last fall.






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“I think if my dear mother were alive, she would tell you nothing comes close to graduating from West Point, even going to the moon.” - ASTRONAUT FRANK BORMAN “The combination of an education at West Point and the experience of a career in the armed services will prepare you in a unique way for a rich diversity of further career and service in civilian life.” - HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER GLENN DAVIS “I believe in the code ... ‘Duty, Honor, Country.’ I believe in service to one’s country. The institution of the armed forces has thrived on its commitment to developing excellence. It is meritocracy in action. Race, religion, wealth, background count not.” - PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH “How great it must be, gosh how great it must be to be a member of this Corps. To know that camaraderie of discipline, of manners, of courtesy, of human sensibility, of one’s duty to his fellow man.” - JOURNALIST WALTER CRONKITE




“I was so proud to be on the verge of entering the only institution in American society at that time that was totally integrated, in which I would have the opportunity to rise, based solely on performance and ability. The nation always looks to West Point and always looks to each and every one of you to follow always the angels of your nature.” - GENERAL COLIN POWELL


“My four years at West Point were wonderful. I loved every minute of it and particularly the last three years. I loved the history. I loved the tradition. I liked wearing the uniform. I felt like I belonged there. Everything was meaningful to me. There is no question in my mind the proudest day of my father’s life was the day I graduated from West Point. There is a picture of the two of us standing on ‘The Plain’ and he is just beaming.” - GENERAL H. NORMAN SCHWARZKOPF

“In every corner of America, the words ‘West Point’ command immediate respect. This place where the Hudson River bends is more than a fine institution of learning. The United States Military Academy is the guardian of values that have shaped the soldiers who have shaped the world.” - PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH








THE U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY and physical education program. Each cadet participates at the intercollegiate, club or intramural level each semester. This readies the cadet for the physical demands of military life and helps teach good judgment and self-discipline, even while under mental and physical stress. Military development begins with the cadet’s first day at West Point. Most military training takes place during the summer, with new cadets undergoing Cadet Basic Training, or Beast Barracks, their first year, followed the second summer by Cadet Field Training. Cadets spend their third and fourth summers serving in active Army units around the world; attending specialty training such as airborne, air assault or northern warfare or helping to train the first- and second-year cadets. The Cadet Leader Development System seeks to give the cadets increasing responsibility until they are ready to receive their commissions and assume their duties as leaders in today’s Army. Moral and ethical values guide cadets throughout their four years at West Point. Commitment to the Academy’s “Bedrock Values,” based on integrity and respect for the dignity of others, begins on the first day. Integrity is reflected in the Cadet Honor Code which states: “A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” Respect denotes that cadets treat others with the same respect and dignity they themselves would expect. At West Point, it is not enough to train leaders—they must be leaders of character. Admission is keenly competitive and is open to young men and women from all states and territories and from every socioeconomic level. Prospective cadets must receive a nomination by a member of Congress or from the Department of the Army. The Academy seeks candidates who possess records of success in academics, athletics and leadership indicative of well-rounded individuals. Although the life of a cadet is demanding, there remains an array of club activities ranging from golf, skiing, boxing, crew and orienteering to such organizations as the cadet radio station, Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Additionally, the U.S. Corps of Cadets hosts a Special Olympics event each spring. Today’s Military Academy is a vastly different institution from the small academy legislated into being by Congress in 1802. Originally just 1,800 acres, the Academy has grown to more than 16,000 acres. The first graduating class numbered just two men; today’s classes graduate more than 900 new officers annually, both men and women, who are prepared for leadership roles within the Army. With the expansion of knowledge and the changing needs of the United States Army and the nation, life at West Point has changed to keep pace. Ever mindful of its rich heritage, the U.S. Military Academy is developing leaders for tomorrow, and its focus remains the national needs of the 21st century.



The mission of the U.S. Military Academy is to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country; professional growth throughout a career as an officer in the U.S. Army; and a lifetime of selfless service to the Nation. Founded on March 16, 1802, the Academy celebrated its Bicentennial in 2002. But West Point’s role in America’s history dates to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River. Gen. George Washington considered West Point to be the most strategic position in America. He personally selected Thaddeus Kosciuszko, one of the heroes of Saratoga, to design the fortifications in 1778 after problems arose with French engineers originally placed in charge of the design. In 1779, General Washington transferred his headquarters to West Point. Continental soldiers built forts, batteries and defensive barriers. A 100-ton iron chain was extended across the Hudson to control river traffic. Today, several links from that chain are arranged at Trophy Point as a reminder of West Point’s original fortifications. In 1802 President Thomas Jefferson signed the legislation establishing the U.S. Military Academy to create an institution devoted to the arts and sciences of warfare. This effectively eliminated America’s wartime reliance on foreign engineers and artillerists. West Point became the nation’s first engineering school and served as the model for engineering programs which were eventually established at other colleges. Col. Sylvanus Thayer, the “Father of the Military Academy,” served as Superintendent from 1817 through 1833. He upgraded academic standards, instilled military discipline and emphasized honorable conduct. Early graduates were largely responsible for the construction of the nation’s initial railway lines, bridges, harbors, and roads. Although the curriculum maintains its focus on engineering, in recent decades the program of instruction has markedly changed, providing cadets a selection of more than 40 majors. This tradition of academic and military excellence, guided by a demanding standard of moral and ethical conduct, remains the cornerstone of the West Point experience. It is said at West Point that “much of the history we teach was made by those people we taught.” The Academy has produced famous leaders throughout its illustrious past…Civil War Generals Grant, Sherman, Lee, and Jackson, to name but a few. In World War I, 34 of the 38 corps and division commanders were graduates. World War II would see many graduates reach brigadier general or higher, to include Eisenhower, MacArthur, Bradley and Patton. In more recent conflicts, MacArthur, Ridgway, Westmoreland, Abrams, Schwarzkopf and Abizaid were in command. Academy graduates have also excelled in air and space exploration, and countless others went on from military service to become leaders in medicine, law, business, religion and science. Since its founding, the Military Academy fulfills the same mission as it always has . . . to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets. It accomplishes this mission by developing cadets in three essential areas: intellectual, physical and military. These developmental paths are balanced and fully integrated into the daily life of each young man and woman at the Academy. Intellectual growth is fostered through an academic curriculum that provides a broad liberal education in the arts and sciences. The electives program builds upon the foundation of the core, allowing cadets to develop even greater competence in selected areas. In addition, the fields-of-study and majors nurture the development of creativity, critical thinking, and self-directed learning, essential characteristics of 21st century officers. The four-year academic experience leads to a bachelor of science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Army. Physical development is achieved through a rigorous athletic









Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck assumed duties as the 57th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy in June 2006. Hagenbeck was commissioned from West Point in 1971. He earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and served as an assistant football coach at Florida State University. While assigned to the Academy’s Department of Physical Education, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Long Island University. His military education includes the Army War College, Army Command and General Staff College and the Infantry Officer Advanced Course. Hagenbeck has commanded at every level from company through division, culminating as Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division. He has also served in the 25th Infantry Division, 10th Mountain Division, 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Among his other assignments, Hagenbeck served as the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, and in numerous staff positions. His Joint assignments include: Exchange Officer and Tactics Instructor to the Royal Australian Infantry Center; Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs for Global and Multi-Lateral Issues and Western Hemisphere; Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5); and Deputy Director for Current Operations, J33, Joint Staff. He served as Commander, Coalition Joint Task Force Mountain, Operations Enduring Freedom/Anaconda and Deputy Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force 180 in Afghanistan. Hagenbeck’s decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal (oak leaf cluster); Legion of Merit (four oak leaf clusters); Bronze Star (oak leaf cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (oak leaf cluster); Army Achievement Medal; Air Assault Badge; Master Parachutist Badge; Expert Infantryman Badge; Australian, British, and Honduran Airborne Wings; Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge.

Brig. Gen. Michael S. Linnington took command of the United States Corps of Cadets as West Point’s 71st Commandant of Cadets in May 2008. Linnington was commissoned from the U.S. Military Academy in 1980 and earned a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute. His military education includes Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and attendance at the National War College where he earned a master’s degree in National Security Strategy. Linnington is in his second stint at West Point, having been an instructor in the Department of Math Sciences and the Brigade S4, Battalion Executive Officer. After serving as the Brigade Executive Officer in the 187th Infantry at Fort Campbell, Ky., he commanded the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry in the Republic of Korea, and remained in Korea, serving as the Operations Officer (G3) for the 2nd Infantry Division. In 2001, Linnington returned to the U.S., attending the National War College, with a follow-on assignment as Special Assistant to the Army Chief of Staff. In May 2002, he assumed command of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) in Kandahar, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. From June 2002 through June 2004, Linnington commanded AASLT, both in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Linnington departed command for an assignment on the Joint Staff (J8), and then served as the Assistant Commandant/Deputy Commanding General at the U.S. Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning, Ga. In his most recent assignment, Linnington served as Special Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff, Army. Linnington’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Valor, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Occupation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Airborne and Air Assault wings, Ranger Tab, and Pathfinders Badge. Linnington and his wife, Brenda, a 1981 West Point graduate, have a son, Michael, and a daughter, Tracy.

In the summer of 2005, Brig. Gen. Patrick Finnegan was named Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy. Upon graduation from West Point in 1971, he was commissioned a second lieutenant, attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and earned a Master of Public Administration degree in 1973. As a cadet, he served as Chairman of the Honor Committee and head manager of the Army football team. Finnegan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia Law School in 1979. While attending law school, he was a member and editor of the Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Finnegan has served JAG Corps tours at Bad Kreuznach, Germany (1979-82); the Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville, Va. (1983-87); Fort Bragg, N.C. (1988-93); MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (1994-96); and Stuttgart, Germany (1996-98). He served as USMA Staff Judge Advocate from August 1998 until he was appointed as Professor and Head of the Department of Law in July 1999. Prior to his appointment as Dean, Finnegan also served as head officer representative for the Army football team. During his time at Fort Bragg, Finnegan was deployed to the Persian Gulf to participate in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Finnegan’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (oak leaf cluster), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Humanitarian Service Medal, Saudi Arabia/ Kuwait Liberation Medal and Defense Meritorious Unit Award (oak leaf cluster). A member of the Virginia Bar and the Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society, Finnegan has also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Finnegan and his wife, Joan, have two daughters: Katie Finnegan Rucker and Jenna Finnegan Bechen; and four grandchildren.



DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS tice facility for football, was completed in the winter of 2007. During Anderson’s time at West Point, Randall Hall, which houses offices, locker rooms and team rooms for men’s and women’s basketball, as well as luxury suites that overlook DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS historic Michie Stadium, was also unveiled. Army’s fabled football home received additional state-of-the-art amenities last summer with the installation of a new FieldTurf playing surface and a sparkling 30-foot-by-50-foot scoreboard, com6TH YEAR plete with a 20-foot-by-50-foot high-definition video board. SAN FRANCISCO STATE ‘79 In the last year alone, Anderson led the search that resulted in the hiring of Rich Ellerson as Army’s 36th head football coach. He was also instrumental in Since Kevin Anderson was introduced as negotiating a broadcast extension with CBS Sports to televise the Army-Navy footArmy’s Director of Athletics on Dec. 13, 2004, ball game to 2018, a new national television deal for Army’s football program, West Point’s intercollegiate athletic program separate contracts with three different cities to serve as host for future Armyhas enjoyed immense success both on and off Navy games, and a landmark agreement with the New York Yankees that will the “fields of friendly strife.” result in Army’s football team playing six games over the next years at Yankee Boasting more than two decades of leaderStadium. As part of the deal, Army will battle Notre Dame next fall in the first colship and experience, Anderson departed his lege football game to be played at the Yankees’ majestic new home. post as executive associate athletic director Prior to his busy 2008-09 academic year, Anderson brokered major broadcast at Oregon State University to accept the chalagreements for Army’s football program with ESPN and WABC Radio (770-AM), lenge of re-invigorating Army’s proud athletic as well as aligning the Black Knights’ athletics teams with Nike, as part of a program. significant apparel deal, and Learfield Sports Properties. The Army “A” Club has The veteran administrator has played a large role in accomplishing that goal continued to flourish under Anderson’s leadership, establishing school records during his five years along the banks of the Hudson. In that time, Army has sent 19 for annual giving during each of his four years at the Academy. intercollegiate athletic teams to the NCAAs, captured its first National ChampionDuring his time at Oregon State, Anderson directed the athletic department’s ship in more than 50 years, witnessed the revitalization of its hockey and men’s external operations, to include marketing and promotions, sports information, basketball programs, and experienced unparalleled success in several others, ticket operations and the Beaver Athletic Student Fund. He also oversaw Oregon such as baseball, women’s volleyball, women’s tennis and women’s basketball. State’s highly successful football, men’s basketball and baseball programs, leadA year ago, Army’s women’s soccer team became West Point’s ninth different ing the search and recruitment for head football coach Mike Riley. intercollegiate program to advance to the NCAAs under Anderson’s watch, while Anderson, who ranks as the first African-American to hold the position of directhe baseball team reached a regional final for the first time in school history. tor of athletics at West Point, was a member of an OSU management staff that During the 2004-05 academic year, Anderson’s first at West Point, Army’s athbalanced the athletic department’s budget for the first time in nearly 15 years. letic program won a National Championship in rifle, sent a record seven teams to Anderson took residence in Corvallis, Ore., in December 2002 after serving postseason appearances, defeated Navy in the year-long series for the first time as executive associate athletic director for external affairs at the University of since 1978 and forged an overall winning percentage of .582. It marked Army’s California. He joined the California staff in November 1997 as assistant athletic finest overall performance in more than a decade. director for annual programs and was promoted to associate athletic director for Seventeen of Army’s 25 intercollegiate teams carved records of .500 or betdevelopment, tickets and the Bears’ baseball team in March 1999. ter that year as the Black Knights put forth their highest year-long winning perAt California, Anderson oversaw all fundraising matters involving capital giving centage since a .604 effort in 1993-94. In addition, Army reclaimed the Patriot and capital projects, as well as ticketing operations. He also functioned as the League’s Presidents’ Cup—signifying the league’s primary major gift officer for the athletic departall-sports champion—for the first time since 1997. ment. Army sent its rifle, gymnastics, baseball, laUnder his leadership, California raised more crosse, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and golf than $5 million annually, including a record numsquads to postseason play, surpassing the preber of funds in fiscal years 2001 and 2002. Anvious standard of six teams in NCAA action. Six derson also headed efforts to raise money for a of Army’s eight spring teams won Patriot League renovation of California’s Memorial Football Statitles that year. dium. Army’s success opposite Navy snapped a 27Before accepting his position with the Golden year drought in the all-sports rivalry, giving the Bears, Anderson served as area executive direcBlack Knights their first series win over Navy since tor of the YMCA of the East Bay from 1995 to going 9-8-1 (.528) in 1977-78. 1997. He was director of annual giving with StanThe Black Knights used their 2004-05 success ford University’s athletic department from 1993 as a springboard to continued outstanding perforto 1995. mances in 2005-06. Army’s fall and winter teams While at Stanford, Anderson worked with the combined to forge back-to-back winning records Stanford University Provost, former Secretary of for the first time since 1993-94. State Condoleezza Rice. Additionally, four Army teams earned NCAA TourAnderson served as director of development, nament appearances in 2005-06, highlighted by marketing and communications of the San Franthe women’s basketball team, which earned the cisco Education Fund (1990-93) and was NorthAcademy’s first postseason berth at the Division ern California development director for the United I level. In 2006-07, Anderson presided over a reNegro Fund (1989-90). He was also a manager surgence of Army’s men’s basketball and hockey with the Xerox Corporation from 1980 through programs, as well as the continued success of the 1989. Black Knights’ women’s basketball squad, which Anderson graduated from San Francisco State set a single season school record for victories at University in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in pothe Division I level. litical science. He is also a 1981 graduate of the All three programs flourished again the following Xerox Corporation’s New Manager School and the year with hockey earning its first Atlantic Hockey Xerox Marketing School in 1986. He completed Association regular-season crown and the men’s the executive management program at the Sports basketball squad advancing in the Patriot League Management Institute in 1995. postseason for the second straight year, a first In addition to his duties at West Point, Ansince 1995 and 1996. Additionally, a young Black derson has served as chairman for the National Knights’ baseball team captured its third regular Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics THE ANDERSON FAMILY: KEVIN, MOIRA, season Patriot League championship in five years (NACDA) Division I-A Athletic Directors McClendon and Army’s women’s tennis team earned its fourth CHAUNCEY, OLIVIA AND MICHAELA Minority Scholarship Steering Committee and is consecutive conference championship and aca member of the NCAA’s Basketball Academic companying NCAA berth. Enhancement Group. In September, he became Three Army teams traveled to the NCAAs last season, headlined by the womchairman of the Division I Men’s Basketball Issues Committee. Most recently, en’s soccer and baseball squads. The Black Knights’ baseball team gained naAnderson was elected Third Vice President of NACDA in June. tional attention by reaching the finals of the Austin Regional and nearly upsetting Kevin and his wife, Moira, have four children: daughters, Olivia and Michaela; national top seed and NCAA runnerup Texas in a championship game. and sons, Kevin Jr. and Chauncey. Off the field, construction of the Foley Athletic Center, a spacious indoor prac-







HEAD COACH TROY ENGLE Troy Engle brings a wealth of international and collegiate coaching experience to West Point as he enters his second season as the head coach of the Army men’s and women’s cross country and track and field teams. This is his third stint at the U.S. Military Academy after previously serving as an instructor of physical education and assistant coach for the men’s and women’s track and field teams from 1995-96 and again in 1998.

as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s track and field team at Kansas State University for the 1998-99 academic year. There, he helped coach all the events and assisted in recruiting a class which was rated fourth-best in Division I by Track and Field News.

In just his first year as head coach, Engle guided the men’s cross country team to a share of the Patriot League championship with arch-rival Navy, the Black Knights’ first since 2001, while helping the women’s squad improve its Patriot League standing to fourth.

Engle closed out a successful stint as head men’s and women’s track and cross country coach at Washington (Mo.) University (1992-94) by guiding the women’s outdoor track and field and cross country teams to the University Athletic Association title in his final season. His efforts earned him UAA “Coach of the Year” honors in both track and cross country. Engle also served as the men’s track and cross country coach at Swarthmore College (1991-92).

Engle most recently coached the U.S. track and field team in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing from September 6-17. During his tenure with the United States Olympic Committee, which began in 2006, Engle also served as the associate director of the Paralympic Division. Engle directed all aspects of the U.S. track and field team’s preparation for the Paralympic Games and served as the head coach at all major international competitions leading up to the Paralympics, including the Pan American and World Cup games. Engle orchestrated a growth in the program that resulted in an increase in the U.S. team’s medal count and a jump in the track and field standings to second behind China. Prior to joining the USOC, Engle was the head coach of the men’s and women’s track and field and cross country teams, assistant athletic director, and athletic department business manager at Division III Occidental College in Los Angeles, Calif. He turned the women’s cross country team, which was initially unable to field a full program, into a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title winner by his fourth year. In his seventh and final year at the school, Engle led the team to its first NCAA appearance in 12 years. Engle garnered three West Regional NCAA Division III Coach of the Year honors at Occidental; one for cross country (2006) and two in indoor track and field (2003 and 2005). A native of Council Grove, Kan., Engle served

In between his first two stints at Army, Engle served as the director of sports for the Papua New Guinea Sports Commission. Engle directed all sports development programs for the nation of five million people and served as the national track and field coach. He first served as the national coach for Papua New Guinea between 1987 and 1991.

In addition to his international and collegiate coaching experience, Engle is a respected administrator and clinician. He was a member of the NCAA Track and Field Committee from 2001-06, chairing it from 200506. Engle has also served in various leadership capacities within USA Track and Field, both as assistant coach at such meets as the 1995 World Indoor Championships in Barcelona and through his involvement with the Coaching Education Program. He has lectured in the Level II endurance program since 1998. In addition, he has conducted clinics for the world governing body of track and field, the International Association of Athletic Federations, in four nations and has lectured at numerous coaching clinics around the United States. Engle earned his bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in 1983 and a master’s degree in sport management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1985. He currently resides at West Point with his daughter, Nawen.




Penn was a standout performer on the Georgetown University track and field team that claimed the 2006 Big East Indoor Championship and 2007 Outdoor ECAC Championships. Penn excelled in the 400m, running that leg on Georgetown’s distance medley relay team that ranked in the top-10 in the nation during the 2007 outdoor season. She was also a vital member of the Hoyas’ relay teams that won the 2007 Penn Relays ECAC 4x400-meter relay, the 2006 Big East Championships 4x400m and the 2003 ECAC Indoor Championships distance medley relay. Additionally, Penn was a topeight finisher in the 2007 ECAC outdoor 400-meter dash and 2007 Big East Indoor 500m. Penn served as a volunteer assistant track and field coach at her alma mater James Hillhouse High School during 2007-08. As a student, she was an All-American and All-New England runner and set the Connecticut record for the 600-meter run. both the She also captained ca cross country coun and track and field teams during her junior and senior senio years. Throughout her athletic, Througho academic and profesPenn has sional career, c continually demonstrated continua phenomenal leadership phenom teaching abilities. and te New Haven, Conn. The Ne native graduated with a degree in English and mostt recently served as an English and literature teacher (seventh and eighth grades) cheerleading and coach at St. Martin de coac Porres Academy in Porr her hometown.


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Jayne (Ja-NAY) Penn joins the Army cross country team for her first season as an assistant coach with the Black Knights, where she worked primarily with the middle-distance events. Penn was also a first-year assistant with the track and field team in the spring.

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Name Blake Boyd Mark Castelli Kirk Chitwood Greg Griffith Zeke Hunsberger Daniel Jester Christopher Jones Barrett Lehardy Bryce Livingston Justin Marburger Stephen Marthy Mike Mitchell Brian Morenus Dan Nix Blaine O’Reilly Dan Prial Zac Reiter Kevin Russell Torre Santiago Brian Trainor

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Hometown/High School (Previous School) Carthage, N.C./Union Pines Carmel, N.Y./Carmel(USMAPS) Manchester, Mo./Parkway South Rock Springs, Wyo./Rock Springs Roanoke, Va./Lord Botetourt Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta Blairsville, Ga./Union County Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley Tucson, Ariz./Salpointe Catholic (USMAPS) Morgantown, Pa./Twin Valley Latham, N.Y./Shaker Ridgefield Park, N.J./Bergen County Academy Naperville, Ill./Nequa Valley Williamston, Mich./Williamston Hayes, Va./Gloucester Warwick, N.Y./Warwick Rock Springs, Wyo./Rock Springs Danbury, Conn./Danbury Ft. Monmouth, N.J./Gray’s Creek (USMAPS) Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa


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MEN’S OUTLOOK After earning a share of the Patriot League Championship for the first time since 2001, the Army men’s cross country team will be tasked with defending its efforts in 2009. In defense of its share of the title with co-champion and arch-rival Navy, Army will have to account for the loss of several key runners. “We lost five of our top twelve runners from the league championship,” says second year head coach Troy Engle. “Now, we have to have a whole new pack step up.” Leading the charge for the team in 2009 is senior captain Zac Reiter (pictured), along with classmates Kirk Chitwood and Greg Griffith. Reiter and Chitwood both ran to Second Team All-Patriot League honors last fall, while Griffith was on the Army scoring list six times as a junior, including a team am first-place outing at the IC4A Chammpionships to end the season. The he senior trio has looked impressive in the preseason and has the potential ial to push Army to new heights in the he upcoming year. Torre Santiago, who was key to thee Black Knights’ slim 27-28 win over er Navy last fall, returns for his juniorr season after scoring in two meetss and pacing the Army Open. Also o on the rise is classmate Bryce Liv-ingston, who finished in second place at the IC4AChampionship to end the season.


Plebe (Fr.) ...............................6 Yearling (So.) ..........................6 Cow (Jr.) .................................3 Firstie (Sr.) ..............................5

With such a strong group of runners in the upper classes, Mike Mitchell, Barrett Lehardy, and Dan Nix headline a deep and talented group of sophomores and freshman that will be a big part of ensuring the Black, Gold and Gray’s success in adding more Patriot League hardware in the near future. “They are all solid core runners,” says E Engle. l “W “We are a sport of hard work, and we’ll see how well we can do once we get some miles underneath us.” Following the Army Open, the men’s cross country squad will travel to Cornell to battle the Big Red. The Black Knights will take part in the Roy Griak and Paul Short Invitationals the following weeks. The “Star Meet” with arch-rival Navy is scheduled for Oct. 16 on the West Point Golf Course, while Colgate will host the Patriot League Championships Oct. 31.




KIRK 2009 Outlook: Chitwood was conCHITWOOD sistently one of the top runners on

the team last year, and will likely continue that role this season. The junior also showed Hometown: Manchester, Mo. well in the indoor and outdoor track seasons, and will look to carry that momentum into a High School: Parkway South standout third campaign. Last season: Ran in seven of the eight events ts … was a top five-scorer in six events to rank as one of the team’s top performers … finished second on the team vs. Cornell at West Point (27:37.3) on the 8,000-meter course … ran his fastest time of the year (24:49.8) at Navy to help elp the Black Knights to a 27-28 win over the Mids … crossed the line in 25:22.2 to earn a spot on the All-Conference Second Team and help the Black Knights tie for first place in the Patriot League Championship … claimed 14th place out ut of 88 runners in that race … clocked in at 35:21.2 to rank as Army’s fifth scorer in the NCAA Regionals in Bronx, N.Y. Y.

Year: Senior

two members on the 2009 squad that scored red in six events last fall. One of the Black ack Hometown: Rock Springs, Wyo. Knights’ best underclassmen as a sophoomore, Griffith, who also ran during the he High School: Rock Springs outdoor track season and was named too the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll,, should be poised to help guide the team to defend its share of the League Title. Last season: Ran in seven of the eight events in his junior season … ranked as one of Army’s leaders with six scoring efforts in 2008 … was a top-five scorer in all but one event … finished fourth on the team and 15th overall in 27:46.7 against Cornell at West Point … crossed the line in 25:47.5 at the Roy Griak Invitational Falcon Heights, Minn., in his next outing … rounded out the Army scoring effort in the 27-28 win over Navy in the Star Meet … edged teammate Kirk Chitwood for fourth place on the team in Army’s 13th place showing in the NCAA Regionals … led the team to a fifth place finish at the IC4A Championships with a 26:17 8-kilometer er run. run

Year: Senior

BARRETT 2009 Outlook: Lehardy had a solid year in his LEHARDY first season at West Point, capped off by a scor-

ing run in the IC4A Championships to end the 2008 cross country season. He also competed eted Hometown: Roanoke, Va. in the indoor and outdoor track seasons ass a 3k and 5k runner. If the 2008 season was any ny High School: Hidden Valley indicator, good things are in store for Army my cross country in the seasons to come. Last season: Ran in all but two events … showed his potential in the final meet of the year at the IC4A Champi-onships … was the Black Knights’ fifth-place finisher and came in 56th out of a field of over 230 runners to helpp Army to place fifth overall to close out the season … also ran well in the Star Meet at Navy (25:40.9) and the Patriot League Championships (26:14.1).

Year: Sophomore




GREG 2009 Outlook: Griffith undoubtedly rankss as GRIFFITH one of Army’s top returners, as he is onee of



BRYCE 2009 Outlook: Livingston came LIVINGSTON through with one of his top showings

of the year at the IC4A Championships at the end of his second cross country Hometown: Tucson, Ariz. season. He continued to hone his craft High School: Salpointe Catholic (USMAPS) throughout the indoor and outdoor track seasons, which will likely translate intoo an improvement in 2009. Last season: Ran in six races last fall … recorded a second-place showing on the team, and came in 52ndd out of 235 runners at the IC4A Championships for one of his strongest performances of the year … ran his best time of the year at Navy (25:19.7) in the Black Knights’ one-point win over the Mids in the “Star Meet” … helped push the pace but missed a chance to add to the Army score by just 1.7 seconds in the Patriot League gue Championships, where the Black Knights earned a share of the League Title for the first time since 2001.


Year: Junior

er STEVE 2009 Outlook: Marthy is a veteran performer who has added to Army’s score throughout MARTHY

his career. As a senior, he will be in the running to post solid times after leading the Hometown: Latham, N.Y. Black Knights in the middle-distance eventss in the indoor and outdoor track seasons. High School: Shaker Last season: Ran in two meets in his third year ear … earned 13th place at the Army Open to start tart the season … finished the 8k Paul Short Run in 30:58 … helped the Black Knights to a fifth place standing in the IC4A C4A Championship with a scoring run (third place on the team) of 26:51 in the final meet of the season.

Year: Senior

man MIKE 2009 Outlook: After an impressive freshman MITCHELL season, Mitchell is in position to take on a big-

ger role as a sophomore. A fast start in the cross country season led to personal-bests sts Hometown: Ridgefield Park, N.J. in the indoor and outdoor track seasons, s, which could be a sign of performances too High School: Bergen County Academy come. He was also named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll last fall. Last season: Competed in five races last season … claimed 10th place and was one of 13 Army runners to sweep the top 13 spots in the Army Open … ran his fastest time of the season (25:52.9) in the Patriot League Championship where he finished in ninth place on the team ... was the Black Knights’ fourth place runner at thee IC4A Championships, where Army earned fifth out of 26 teams to end the season.

Year: Sophomore




ZAC 2009 Outlook: Reiter, a senior captain, REITER should be a consistent threat to score as

he has been for each of the last two campaigns. The junior ran well in the indoor Hometown: Rock Springs, Wyo. and outdoor track seasons – signs for sure that 2009 looks to be a promising year forr High School: Rock Springs the Rock Springs, Wyo. native. Last season: Ran in every meet in his junior or season … one of Army’s top-five runners in two meets … fifth place to break into the 2008 season at the Army my Open with a 16:39.1 5,000-meter run … earned 16th place overall and was the Black Knights’ fifth scorer with a time me of 27:47.1 against Cornell at West Point … fastest 8k of the season (25:21.1) at Navy … crossed the line in 25:17.5 7.5 (10th overall) in the Patriot League Championship, earning a spot on the All-Conference team … third-place runner nner to help the Black Knights earn a share of the league crown for the first time since 2001 … sixth place runner at the IC4A Championships, marking the third time he narrowly missed breaking into Army’s top-five runners.

Year: Senior (Captain)

continued last fall. The Fort Monmouth, N.J. native finished in the top five on Hometown: Ft. Monmouth, N.J. the team three times as a freshman and added two more scoring runs and High School: Gray’s Creek (USMAPS) medalist honors as a sophomore. Afterr standout track seasons, Santiago shouldd be one of the cross country teams top competitors headed into 2009. Last season: Competed in six races as a sophomore … crossed the line ahead of all 61 runners in the Army my Open to begin the 2008 season … ran the 5,000-meter course in 15:26.9 … was one of Army’s top-five scorers rers in the meet at Navy and in the Patriot League Championship … finished second on the team and fourth overall erall against the Midshipmen … posted a time of 25:25.4 to cross the line in 16th place out of a pack of 88 runners in the Patriot League Championships … missed a spot on the All-Conference Team by just three seconds … also ran well in the Paul Short Run, as he finished sixth on the squad.

Year: Junior

The men’s cross country team owns a league-record seven Patriot League titles, one more than both American and Bucknell. The Black Knights’ share of the 2008 championship marked the first since 2001 (pictured) and knocked off six-time defending champion American University.



TORRE 2009 Outlook: Santiago has been one of Army’s leading runSANTIAGO ners since his freshman season, a trendd he



MARK Personal: Mark is the son of Michael and Janet Castelli … brothCASTELLI ers Michael ’07 and Chris ’03 both played football at West Point …

lettered in track (3), cross country, and football … was his team’s MVP … also given All-Section, County, and State recognition … member of the National Honor Society and honor roll … lists fishing and spending time with friends as his favorite hobbies.

Year: Freshman Hometown: Carmel, N.Y. High School: (USMAPS)

ZEKE Personal: Zeke is the son of Mark and Cheryl Hunsberger … sisHUNSBERGER ter Jillian and brother Zachary … well-rounded athlete earned var-

sity letters for cross country (3), basketball (2), tennis, and track … NBA power forward/center Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen of the Denver Nuggets ranks as his favorite athlete.


Year: Freshman Hometown:Roanoke, Va. High School: Lord Botetourt

DANIEL Personal: Daniel is the son of Lynn and Barbara Jester … JESTER siblings Emily (22), Andrea (21) and Gregory (16) … three letters Year: Freshman Hometown: Alpharetta, Ga. High School: Alpharetta

for cross country and track … owns the Alpharetta High School record in the 3200m … named to the All-Georgia cross country team ... finished third in the county and ninth in the state … first in the county in the 1600 and 3200m … National Merit Letter of Recommendation … Alexander Ovechkin is his favorite athlete.

BRIAN Personal: Brian is the son of James and Terry Morenus … brother MORENUS Billy (17) and sister Lexi (14) … lettered three times in cross counYear: Freshman Hometown: Naperville, Ill.

try and once in track at Neuqua Valley … given his team’s Determination, Team Player, and Leadership awards … enjoys playing the piano and knitting … lists Shaquille O’Neal as his favorite athlete.

High School: Neuqua Valley KEVIN Personal: Keith is the son of Keith and Debby Russell … older RUSSELL sister Kim (25) … lettered three times in cross country and picked Year: Freshman Hometown: Danbury, Conn. High School: Danbury

up six more letters for the indoor and outdoor track seasons … earned All-State and All-County honors … set records in the 800m (1:55), mile (4:18), two-mile (9:27), and 5k (15:18) … says teammate Justin Marburger is his favorite athlete.

BRIAN Personal: Brian is the son of Lt. Col. James and Maj. (Ret.) Eileen TRAINOR Trainor … parents graduated from the Academy (’81 and ’83) … Year: Freshman Hometown: Clifton Park, N.Y. High School: Shenendehowa

sisters Colleen (27), Katie (15), and Jenn (13) … four cross country letters … lettered in indoor (2) and outdoor (3) track, baseball and basketball … two NYS Federation Championships … qualified for the Nike Team National twice … 2008 DMR NSIC All-American … Oklahoma State runner German Fernandez is his favorite athlete.




WOMEN’S ROSTER Yr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. So. So.

Hometown/High School (Previous School)

Fox Island, Wash./Gig Harbor Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack Allen, Texas/Allen (New Mexico Military Institute)

Mobile, Ala./S.S. Murphy Northwales, Pa./ Philadelphia Montgomery Madera, Calif./Central Valley (USMAPS) Stuttgart, Germany/Patch American Eaton Rapids, Mich./Eaton Rapids Portland, Maine/Deering McKinney, Texas/McKinney North The Woodlands, Texas/College Park Greenville, Mich./Greenville Senior Versailles, Ohio/Versailles Riegelsville, Pa./Wilson Area Plymouth, Mich./Mercy Ft. Worth, Texas/Fossil Ridge (USMAPS)

Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch Cape Coral, Fla./Ft. Myers


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WOMEN’S OUTLOOK “We’re looking to move into the upper tier of Patriot League teams,” says first-year head coach Troy Engle. With a strong core of impact runners back for another season and a talented group of newcomers, the 2009 Army women’s cross country team is poised to do just that. Late last fall, Engle took the reins from longtime Army mentor Jerry Quiller, who retired after 13 successful years with Black Knight runners. Former assistant Laura Kirchgraber served as the women’s head coach until Engle came on in October when the Black Knights were already off and running. Engle didn’t miss a beat once he joined the team, as the former U.S. Olympic trials qualifier helped the women’s team improve its Patriot League standing to fourth after claiming fifth in each of the last two seasons. The 2009 campaign will see the Black Knights return nearly all of their top runners from last year, led by senior captain Stephanie Schoeneman (pictured). The Ft. Worth, Texas native earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors as a sophomore, but was hampered by injuries in 2008. Despite the setback, Schoeneman ran in three of the last four races of the season, including the Patriot League Championship, and ended the year by capturing fourth place on the team in the ECAC Championship and helping Army to claim third place in the team standings. Also looking to push the pace in her final season is Ashley Morgan. A world-class Olympic prospect in the triathlon, Morgan has finished in the top five Army runners in her las last 11 races, including a string of five straight races w where she was the first on the team to cross the finnish line. Junior Christina Rath was consistently in Army’s scorin scoring lineup last fall, and should once again be in pposition pos to help the Black Knights break away from the pack. Courtney Clement could also be on the verge of a break out season. On th the heels of outstanding first seasons at West Poin Point are returning sophomores Chelsea Prahl and M Marcie Nordt. Prahl earned First Team AllPatri Patriot League honors, while Nordt, who also pplay y played volleyball, carried late cross country succ success into a good track season a season ago. The duo should help to ensure Army’s success in th the years to come. A hhighly-touted group of freshman that includ cludes Claire Betterbed, Jillian Busby, Cecilia For Forshee, Leah Fynaut, and Mary Prakel could als also add to the Black Knights this season. “We are really excited about this class,” says Engle. “T “They have a chance to be a real power in the co conference and in the East region.”


Name Claire Betterbed Jillian Busby Courtney Clement Shalela Dowdy Cecelia Forshee Leah Fynaut Caitlin Gamble Jessica Letarte Ashley Morgan Annie Nagy Marcie Nordt Chelsea Prahl Mary Prakel Christina Rath Gina Rotondo Stephanie Schoeneman Lauren Ulmer Jennifer West

Th The 2009 women’s cross country squad will ho host the Army Open Sept. 4 before hosting arc arch-rival Navy in the “Star Meet” Oct. 16 in its final hom home meet of the season. The Patriot League Championships are slated for Oct. 31, and will be hosted by Colgate.




hts’ ASHLEY 2009 Outlook: Perhaps the Black Knights’ most consistent runner, Morgan returns for MORGAN

her final season after placing in the top five on the team in every race in 2008. She he Hometown: Portland, Maine earned All-Patriot League Second Team m distinction as a junior, and will look to pick k High School: Deering up this season where she last left off. Last season: Competed in all eight races last fall as a junior … ranked as theBlack Knights’ top runner in the first five events of the year, and finished no lower than third on the team for the rest of the campaign … placed first overall in the Army Open with a time of 19:26.0 on the five-kilometer course … earned Patriot League Honorable Mention for her performance … legged her fastest 5k of the year against Cornell at West Point, an 18:29.9 effort …was Army’s only nly runner in the top five overall … led the Army squad again at the Roy Griak Invitational … paced the Black Knights withh a firstt place finish l i h in i the th Paul Short Run … capped off her string of consecutive first-place marks with another Army-leading effort in the Star Meet at Navy … earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors with a 13th place standing in the Patriot League Championships … crossed the line in 23:15.9 at the NCAA Regionals … claimed 16th place out of 225 runners in the ECAC Championships to help the Black Knights place third in the team standings.


Year: Senior

MARCIE 2009 Outlook: Nordt came on strong down thee NORDT stretch in just her first season at West Point.t.

She recorded three straight top-five runs, andd also showed improvement in the indoor andd Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas outdoor track competitions. In addition, the Woodlands, Texas native was named to the High School: College Park Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Last season: Ran in four events in her first season at West Point … spent the initial part of the year mostly in reserve action, competing in one varsity event and one junior varsity event … rebounded in the second half of the year to score in three of the final four events … capped off the Black Knights’ scoring effort in the meet at Navy with a 23:33 6k run … ran her best race of the year to earn the fifth spot on the Army scoring sheet at the Patriot League Championships … clocked in at 22:47.9 and placed 38th overall in that race … ended her freshman season with another strong showing at the NCAA Regionals with a time of 23:26.7.

Year: Sophomore

The 2008 women’s cross country team, pictured here at the West Point Golf Course, ran to fourth place in the Patriot League, improving on two previous fifth-place efforts, and finished third in the ECAC Championship.




CHELSEA 2009 Outlook: Prahl, a highlyPRAHL decorated high school runner from

Greeneville, Mich., saw her times fall consecutively in every race as a Hometown: Greenville, Mich. freshman, save the NCAA Regional. Despite not improving her personalHigh School: Greenville Senior best in that race, she still managed to hold an 18.7 second lead over thee next Army runner. She earned First Team All-Patriot League and Academic Honor Roll recognition as a freshman, and should have an even bigger role on the team in her second season. Last season: Ran in all eight meets as a freshman … was the second Army runner to cross the finish line in four meets, while earning first place on the team in two races … finished third overall in her first collegiate meet at the Army Open with a 20:03.9 on a 5k course … trimmed over 16 seconds off of her previous week’s effort to round out the Army scorers against Cornell on the West Point Golf Course … was the second Army runner to finish at the Roy Griak Invitational … bested by just one Army runner in the following meet at Navy … came through with her most timely run of the season (21:45.6) at the Patriot League Championships … placed seventh overall and first on the team to earn First Team All-Patriot League honors … led the Black Knights again in the next meet, running to a 22:42.9 finish that netted her 46th place in a field of 247 runners … capped off a stellar first-year campaign by garnering 15th place in the individual standings (second among Army runners) at the ECAC Championships … Army collected third place out of 23 teams in that competition.

Year: Sophomore

finishes among Army runners in the first four races of the season. As she makes Hometown: Riegelsville, Pa. the transition from an underclassman to a junior, Rath should again factor into High School: Wilson Area Army’s success in 2009 and beyond. Last season: Took part in seven of the eight ght events last fall … seventh place at the Army Open for her only top ten individual standing of the year … finished in 11th place, second on the Army team, to cross the line in the meet against Cornell hosted by the Black Knights on the West Point Golf Course … rounded out the scoring lineup with a 24:25.8 6k run in Falcon Heights, Minn. at the Roy Griak Invitational … turned in a 23:04 performance to earn fourth place on the team in the Paul Short Run … ran her fastest time of the season (22:53.7) at the Patriot League Championships.

Year: Junior

an STEPHANIE 2009 Outlook: A senior captain, Schoeneman SCHOENEMAN carried the momentum from a strong showing at

the end of the season into the indoor and out-tdoor campaigns. Although she missed severall Hometown: Ft. Worth, Texas meets as a junior, her final season should con-tinue on the heels of 2008-09’s efforts. High School: Fossil Ridge(USMAPS) Last season: Ran in four events as a junior … clocked in at 20:24.5 to place fifth at the Army Open … missed the next three meets due to injury … returned to action at the “Star Meet” against arch-rival Navy … ended the year with a scoring run, as she captured fourth place on the team at the ECAC Championships … turned in a time of 19:38 to nab 40th place in a 225-runner field.


CHRISTINA 2009 Outlook: Rath had a strong start too RATH the 2008 season with three straight top-fivee

Year: Senior




CLAIRE Personal: Claire is the daughter of Tom and Vicki Betterbed … BETTERBED sister Elizabeth (20) and brother Tommy (22) … sister is a senior Year: Freshman Hometown: Fox Island, Wash. High School: Gig Harbor

on the women’s soccer team and holds the No. 2 position in the cadet chain of command ... lettered twice in cross country, soccer, and track, and earned another letter for golf … member of Washington’s 4A state runner-up team … National Honor Society Vice President …Yankees’ Derek Jeter is her favorite athlete.

JILLIAN Personal: Jillian is the daughter of Troy and Dena Busby … has BUSBY five brothers and sisters: Bailey, Gayle, Barak, and Gable … picked


Year: Freshman Hometown: Merrimack, N.H.

up letters for cross country (4), track (2), and soccer ... also played ice hockey … lists travelling, reading, and going to the beach as her hobbies … Steve Prefontaine is her favorite athlete.

High School: Merrimack CECILIA Personal: Cecelia is the daughter of Charlie and Colleen Forshee FORSHEE … has two brothers … earned four varsity letters each in cross Year: Freshman Hometown: Northwales, Pa. High School: Philadelphia Montgomery

country and track … led her cross country team to a district title and undefeated season as a senior … given All-League honors … likes to listen to music and relax with family and friends … gives Ryan Hall the nod as her favorite athlete.

LEAH Personal: Leah is the daughter of Mark and Katie Fynaut … sibFYNAUT lings Trent (14) and Cami (11) … given four letters for track and three letters for cross country … also played soccer … sailing is one of her favorite hobbies.

Year: Freshman Hometown: Madera, Ca. High School: Central Valley (USMAPS)

CAITLIN Personal: Caitlin is the daughter of Paul and Cheryl Gamble … GAMBLE was a member of the varsity cross country team for four years … Year: Freshman Hometown: High School: Patch American

also picked up four letters for soccer … given All-European honors for cross country and All-Conference recognition for soccer … enjoys photography and music … Ryan Hall is her favorite athlete.

MARY Personal: Mary is the daughter of Mike and Christine Prakel … PRAKEL sisters Margaret (16), Caroline (12), Lucy (7) and brother Samuel Year: Freshman Hometown: Versailles, Ohio High School: Versailles

(14) … four letters for cross country and track ... three letters for swimming … National Honor Society member … received four Academic All-Ohio and All-Conference … cross country state title in 2007 … state champion in the two-mile … ran a leg on the 4x800m state championship relay as a senior ... likes to paint and draw.




One of the most storied rivalries in sports resumes again this fall, this time contested on the West Point Golf Course, as Army will host Navy for the annual “Star Meet” Oct. 16. The Army men’s team secured a narrow 27-28 win over the Midshipmen last fall to even the series at three wins apiece over the last six meetings. The two rivals shared the 2008 conference crown, marking the first time since 2001 that Army has earned Patriot League bragging rights. The Black Knights return the overall fourth, fifth, and tenth place finishers from last season’s meet, but will have to account for the loss of Jon Anderson (first overall) and Andrew Catalano (seventh). After racking up five consecutive wins from 2001-2005, the women’s squad will look to get back on track against the Mids this fall after suffering its third straight loss last time around. Despite seeing Navy sweep the top five spots in their previous meeting, ey Morthe return of the team’s first (Ashley gan), second (Chelsea Prahl), and fifth place (Marcie Nordt) finishers will help the Black Knights improve their showing. When Army and Navy met last on the West Point Golf Course (pictured), the Mids ran to wins in both the men’s and women’s races. Then-n sophomore Stephanie Schoeneman e placed third overall in the race, while h current junior Greg Griffith ranked fifth on the team as a freshman.






2008 MEN’S RESULTS Date Event Location Distance Finish (# of Runners)

Aug. 29 Army Open Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 5 km NTS (61)

Sept. 12 vs. CORNELL WEST POINT, N.Y. 8 km L, 15-49 (41)

Sept. 27 Roy Griak Invite Falcon Heights, Minn. 8 km 14th of 25 (229)

Oct. 3 Paul Short Run Bethlehem, Pa. 8 km 14th of 45 (298)

Jonathan Anderson Matthew Bandy Jes Barron Blake Boyd Andrew Catalano Kirk Chitwood Ryan Clay John DePinto John Gomber Greg Griffith Richard Grue Corbin Helis Cody Huggins Christopher Jones Peter Kerkhof Christian Kooshian Barrett Lehardy Bryce Livingston Justin Marburger Steve Marthy Nathaniel Martins Brad Mejean Justin Messenger Mike Mitchell Dan Nix Blaine O'Reilly Dan Prial Zac Reiter Fitz-William Taylor Zack Tedoff Alexis Torre Josh Weidner

------------------17:05.6 (15) 17:48.6 (27) 16:27.4 (3) 16:27.7 (4) 16:56.3 (11) 17:38.2 (25) 18:23.1 (33) 16:39.3 (6) 17:21.7 (21) 17:20.0 (20) 17:53.6 (29) 17:35.6 (24) 17:55.9 (30) 18:20.3 (32) 16:51.5 (9) 16:49.3 (8) 17:18.7 (19) 17:02.1 (13) ------------------16:43.6 (7) 16:54.5 (10) 17:49.5 (28) 16:59.3 (12) 17:11.9 (16) 16:39.1 (5) ------------------16:26.9 (1) 16:27.2 (2)

27:22.70 (7/1)* ---------29:20.0 (33/15) 29:57.9 (39/19) 27:54.7 (17/6) 27:37.3 (13/2)* 28:45.8 (26/11) 29:51.3 (37/17) ---------27:46.7 (15/4)* ---------------------------29:51.6 (38/18) ---------30:04.0 (41/20) 28:02.6 (19/8) 28:25.6 (22/9) ------------------------------------27:42.2 (14/3)* 28:37.0 (25/10) 29:29.2 (34/16) 29:00.1 (30/12) 29:01.2 (31/13) 27:47.1 (16/5)* 29:10.0 (32/14) ---------27:59.1 (18/7) ----------

24:57.0 (22/1)* ---------------------------26:02.6 (109/4)* 25:48.1 (86/3)* ---------------------------25:47.5 (84/2)* ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------26:12.1 (116/5)* ------------------------------------26:45.0 (151/6) ------------------27:03.8 (164/7) ----------

24:09 (14/1)* ---------JV 26:39 (111) JV 27:18 (174) 24:57 (77/2)* 25:23 (123/4)* ---------JV 27:34 (209) JV 28:02 (252) 25:16 (114/3)* ---------JV 27:29 (201) ---------JV 27:10 (156) JV 27:56 (243) JV 28:07 (258) JV 26:09 (68) JV 25:25 (19) JV 27:09 (155) JV 30:58 (387) ------------------25:31 (138/5)* JV 26:29 (94) JV 27:43 (225) JV 27:19 (178) JV 27:37 (214) JV 26:52 (127) ------------------25:32 (141/6) 26:07 (193/7)

Team Regional Ranking Individual Honors

N/A Alexis Torre Patriot League Hon. Mention Performance


11th (9/15) Jonathan Anderson - PL Runner OTW - ECAC Player OTW

11th (9/29) Jonathan Anderson - PL Runner OTW

Key: (overall finish/team finish) * = top-five scorer Bold = first team finisher OTW = of the Week Shaded = Returning Runner



2008 MEN’S RESULTS Nov. 1 Patriot League Bethlehem, Pa. 8 km T-1st of 8 (88)

Nov. 15 NCAA Regionals Bronx, N.Y. 10km 13th of 39 (239)

Nov. 22 Nov. 24 IC4A Champ. NCAA Champ. Bronx, N.Y. Terre Haute, Ind. 8km 5th of 26 (235)

24:02.8 (1/1)* ---------------------------24:55.3 (7/4)* 24:49.8 (5/3)* ---------------------------25:06.5 (10/5)* ------------------------------------------------------25:40.9 (17/9) 25:19.7 (13/7) ------------------------------------25:11.8 (11/6) 26:18.0 (23/11) ---------------------------25:21.1 (14/8) 27:12.0 (24/12) ---------24:27.4 (4/2)* 25:43.1 (18/10)

24:19.4 (1/1)* ---------------------------25:02.5 (6/2)* 25:22.2 (14/4)* ---------------------------25:32.6 (26/7) ------------------------------------------------------26:14.1 (62/10) 25:27.0 (19/6) ------------------------------------25:38.5 (32/8) 25:52.9 (42/9) ---------------------------25:17.5 (10/3)* 26:41.1 (62/11) ---------25:25.4 (16/5)* 28:23.1 (83/12)

32:14.0 (14/1)* ---------------------------33:19.9 (52/2)* 35:21.2 (137/5)* ---------------------------34:05.1 (82/4)* ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------33:57.5 (75/3)* ------------------------------------36:09.0 (179/6) -------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------JV 27:09 (3) JV 27:54 (17) ---------26:17 (21/1)* ---------JV 27:49 (15) ---------JV 28:12 (28) ---------JV 27:57 (21) 26:54 (56/5)* 26:51 (52/2)* JV 27:29 (8) 26:51 (53/3)* ---------------------------26:52 (54/4)* ---------JV 26:57 (2) 28:40 (175/7) 27:53 (121/6) -------------------------------------


12th (10/13) Jonathan Anderson - PL Runner OTW - AAA Player OTW

12th (10/27) 12th (11/10) Anderson, Catalano Jonathan Anderson - First-Team All-PL - All-Region Team Reiter, Chitwood - Second-Team All-PL Jonathan Anderson - AAA Player OTW




Anderson Bandy Barron Boyd Catalano Chitwood Clay DePinto Gomber Griffith Grue Helis Huggins Jones Kerkhof Kooshian Lehardy Livingston Marburger Marthy Martins Mejean Messenger Mitchell Nix O Reilly Prial Reiter Taylor Tedoff Torre Weidner

Oct. 18 at Navy Annapolis, Md. 8 km W, 27-28 (24)

Key: (overall finish/team finish) * = top-five scorer Bold = first team finisher OTW = of the Week Shaded= Returning Runner




2008 WOMEN’S RESULTS Date Event Location Distance Finish (# of Runners)

Aug. 29 Army Open Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 5 km NTS (37)

Sept. 12 vs. CORNELL WEST POINT, N.Y. 5 km ...... 6 km L, 17-46 (38)

Sept. 27 Roy Griak Invite Falcon Heights, Minn. 6 km 18th of 23 (222)

Oct. 3 Paul Short Run Bethlehem, Pa.

Meg-Ann Braun Courtney Clement Meg Curran Anne Danczyk Shalela Dowdy Jessica Fields Andrea Filozof Kristina Heinecke Marie Hokenson Margaret Kim Jessica Letarte Ashley Morgan Annie Nagy Marcie Nordt Toni Oestmann Chelsea Prahl Christina Rath Gina Rotondo Stephanie Schoeneman Lauren Ulmer Jennifer West

---------20:46.7 (8) 19:39.5 (2) ---------22:18.7 (17) ---------20:35.5 (6) ---------21:31.3 (10) ---------21:56.3 (14) 19:26.0 (1) 21:43.6 (12) ---------20:04.1 (4) 20:03.9 (3) 20:39.5 (7) 22:33.8 (18) 20:24.5 (5) 22:03.9 (15) 21:16.7 (9)

---------19:13.0 (12/3)* ------------------22:16.0 (38/15) 22:08.5 (37/14) 20:10.3 (27/6) ---------20:47.7 (30/8) ---------21:34.7 (35/12) 18:29.9 (4/1)* 20:55.8 (31/9) 20:57.6 (32/10) 19:43.4 (22/4)* 19:47.3 (23/5)* 19:06.6 (11/2)* 21:37.8 (36/13) ---------21:19.7 (33/11) 20:38.5 (29/7)

------------------------------------------------------24:25.0 (154/4)* ------------------------------------23:04.1 (74/1)* ------------------23:37.5 (108/3)* 23:26.4 (96/2)* 24:25.8 (156/5)* ---------------------------25.29.1 (193/6)

------------------------------------JV 24:50 (188) JV 24:54 (194) 23:11 (188/5)* ---------24:49 (275/7) ---------JV 24:29 (160) 21:59 (84/1)* ---------JV 23:25 (82) 22:31 (132/3)* 22:31 (131/2)* 23:04 (178/4)* JV 26:13 (288) ---------JV 24:40 (179) 24:01 (254/6)

Team Regional Ranking Individual Honors

N/A Ashley Morgan - Patriot League Hon. Mention Performance

N/A Chelsea Prahl - Patriot League Hon. Mention Performance

NR (9/15)

NR (9/29)

23rd of 43 (300)

Key: (overall finish/team finish) * = top-five scorer Bold = first team finisher OTW = of the Week Shaded = Returning Runner




6 km

Nov. 1 Patriot League Bethlehem, Pa. 6km 4th of 8 (85)

Nov. 15 NCAA Regionals Bronx, N.Y. 5km 12th of 40 (247)

Nov. 22 Nov. 24 ECAC Champ. NCAA Champ. Bronx, N.Y. Terre Haute, Ind.

------------------23:21 (12/4)* ---------------------------23:44 (16/6) ---------25:35 (23/11) ---------26:04 (24/12) 22:36 (6/1)* ---------23:33 (12/5)* 23:19 (11/3)* 23:18 (10/2)* 24:04 (20/8) ---------23:59 (19/7) 25:30 (22/10) 24:29 (21/9)

------------------22:16.6 (20/3)* ------------------24:37.6 (79/12) 23:09.5 (47/7) ---------23:59.0 (67/10) ------------------22:02.7 (13/2)* ---------22:47.9 (38/5)* 22:30.4 (31/4)* 21:45.6 (7/1)* 22:53.7 (41/6) ---------23:10.8 (48/8) 24:11.8 (72/11) 23:39.7 (60/9)

------------------23:01.6 (58/2)* ---------------------------23:46.9 (108/6) ------------------------------------23:15.9 (78/3)* ---------23:26.7 (88/4)* 23:41.5 (103/5)* 22:42.9 (46/1)* 24:19.3 (146/7) -------------------------------------

------------------18:40 (3/1)* ---------JV 21:27 (14) ---------19:41 (44/5)* ---------20:50 (136/7) ------------------19:20 (16/3)* JV 21:13 (9) ------------------19:08 (15/2)* ------------------19:38 (40/4)* ---------19:58 (64/6)

NR (11/10)


13th (10/6);NR (10/13) NR (10/27) Chelsea Prahl - First-Team All-PL Ashley Morgan - Second-Team All-PL

3rd of 23 (225) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------N/A


Braun Clement Curran Danczyk Dowdy Fields Filozof Heinecke Hokenson Kim Letarte Morgan Nagy Nordt Oestmann Prahl Rath Rotondo Schoeneman Ulmer West

Oct. 18 at Navy Annapolis, Md. 6 km L, 15-48 (24)

Key: (overall finish/team finish) * = top-five scorer Bold = first team finisher OTW = of the Week Shaded = Returning Runner





The Patriot League began as a successful Division I-AA (now called Football Championship Subdivision) football conference in 1986. Full League members include American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy. Associate members include Fordham (football) and Georgetown (football).

Honor Roll by accumulating a 3.2 grade-point average and earning a varsity letter. Twenty-seven student-athletes have received NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. Additionally, Patriot League studentathletes have earned four Fulbright Scholarships, a Rhodes Scholarship, a Luce Foundation Scholarship, a Marshall Scholarship, three NACDA/Disney Scholarships, five National Football Foundation Scholarships and three ECAC/Robbins Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards among their many accomplishments.

These member institutions are among the oldest and most prestigious in the nation. Alumni from Patriot League colleges and universities have played a leadership role in the shaping of our country. In the classroom, the Patriot League s full-member institutions, individually and collectively, consistently rank among the top Division I programs in the NCAA Graduation Rates Report. For the eighthstraight year the Patriot League ranked first among all Division I conferences in student-athlete graduation rates according to the NCAA Graduation Rates report. League members have also distinguished themselves on the field of play. The Patriot League sponsors championship competition in 23 sports (11 for men; 12 for women). Championship teams from 14 sports are guaranteed advancement into NCAA post-season competition: baseball, men and women s basketball, field hockey, football, men s golf, men and women s lacrosse, men and women s soccer, softball, men and women s tennis and volleyball. In the Patriot League s history, more than 225 teams have been selected for post-season play in the NCAA, ECAC or National Invitational tournaments. The Patriot League also boasts nearly 100 individual student-athletes who have qualified for NCAA Championships, the pinnacle of collegiate individual competition. In excess of 235 Patriot League student-athletes have earned All-America honors.


The Patriot League, which was founded on the principles of admitting athletes who are academically representative of their class, is in its second decade of academic and athletic achievement. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education.

Along the timeline of Patriot League history about three-quarters of the Patriot League s 410 Scholar-Athletes of the Year also received All-Patriot League status for their exemplary athletic performance. Additionally, more than 70 of the Scholar-Athletes honored were named Players of the Year or Performers of the Meet in their respective sport. In the Patriot League s history, 169 Patriot League student-athletes have been recognized as CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, while more than 10,500 more have qualified for the League s Academic



2009 Army Cross Country Media Guide  

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