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INDOOR JANUARY 6-7 CROWELL OPEN 14 COLUMBIA, LEHIGH, RIDER MONMOUTH, WILLIAMS 21 HARVARD INVITATIONAL 28 SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE ARMORY FEBRUARY 4 ARMY-NAVY STAR MEET 10 LAFAYETTE-RIDER WINTER GAMES 17-19 PATRIOT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS MARCH 3-4 ECAC/IC4A CHAMPIONSHIPS 9-10 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS OUTDOOR MARCH 11-18 SPRING BREAK TRAINING TRIP 24 UNIV. OF VIRGINIA SWASHBUCKLE 30-31 DICK SHEA OPEN APRIL 7 ARMY-NAVY STAR MEET 14 ST. FRANCIS, COLGATE BINGHAMTON, COLUMBIA 20-21 LARRY ELLIS INVITATIONAL 26-28 PENN RELAYS 29 YALE SPRINGTIME INVITATIONAL MAY 4-5 PATRIOT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS 12-13 ECAC/IC4A CHAMPIONSHIPS 24-26 NCAA FIRST ROUND JUNE 6-9 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Table of Contents 2012 Schedule Quick Facts and Contents This is West Point Distinguished Graduates Why West Point? Academy Leadership Director of Athletics Army Track & FIeld Facilities Coaching and Support Staff 2012 Season Preview Men’s Roster Returning Men’s Profiles Men’s Senior Spotlights Women’s Roster Returning Women’s Profiles Women’s Senior Spotlights 2011 Season Bests Army Track & Field History Record Book Army All-Americans Army-Navy Series Army in the Patriot League Patriot League Army in Puerto Rico
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West Point, N.Y. March 16, 1802 4,400 Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr. Boo Corrigan Black Knights Black, Gold and Gray Patriot League
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Head Coach Troy Engle Assistant Coaches Jennifer DeRego Knut Hjeltnes Kristen Kalinowski Joe Rogers Rondell Ruff Carlys Romano-Lemler Col. John Nelson Lt. Col. Liam Collins Men’s Team Captains Michael Hutchins Taylor Kensy Women’s Team Captains Christie Johnson Rebecca Kratz Athletic Trainer Jason Heiar Head Officer Representative Col. Mark Toole Track & Field Office Phone 845.938.2425 Facilities Indoor Gillis Field House Outdoor Shea Stadium 2011 Indoor Patriot League Finish 2nd (M), 4th (W). 2011 Individual Indoor PL Champions 6 (M), 2 (W) 2011 Outdoor Patriot League Finish 2nd (M), 6th (W) 2011 Individual Outdoor PL Champions 3 (M), 4 (W) Patriot League Team Titles All-Americans 66. Most Recent Domonick Sylve (2011)
ARMY ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Sr. Exec. Assoc. AD/ Athletic Comm. Bob Beretta Comm. Assistant/T&F Contact Pam Flenke Flenke’s Office Phone 845.938.6996 Flenke’s Email firstname.lastname@example.org Athletic Communications Fax 845.446.2556 Army Athletics Webpage www.goARMYsports.com
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(Pictured from left to right): 2012 team captains Christie Johnson, Taylor Kensy, Rebecca Kratz, Michael Hutchins.
The 2012 Army Track & Field Media Guide is an official publication of the U.S. Military Academy Office of Athletic Communications. The guide was designed, written and edited by Pam Flenke. Editing assistance was provided by Christian Anderson. Photos courtesy of the USMA Department of Information Management Creative Imaging Center, John Pellino, Mady Salvani and Col. Bryan Goda.
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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.
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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 KACI CLARK become leaders in medicine, law, ARMY TRACK & FIELD business, religion
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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 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.
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AT WEST POINT, IT IS OFTEN SAID ... “MUCH OF THE HISTORY WE TEACH WAS MADE BY PEOPLE WE TAUGHT.”
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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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. H. Norman Schwarzkopf ’56 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. 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. 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.
Douglas MacArthur ’03 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). 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. 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. 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. George W. Goethals ’80 Goethals became an architect and was builder of the Panama Canal, 1904 to 1914.
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. 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. 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 in 2009. DAVID H. PETRAEUS ‘74 Petraeus, a four-star general, served as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and commander of the U.S. Forces Afghanistan from July 4, 2010July 18, 2011 and was responsible for implement President Barack Obama’s strategies and policies in Afghanistand during that time. He also served as commander of U.S. Central Command from 2008-2010. The Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y., native was unanimously as the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency on June 30, 2011. Dwight D. Eisenhower ’15 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).
“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 FRANK BORMAN
“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
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“From the birth of our existence, America has had a faith in the future -- a belief that where we’re going is better than where we’ve been, even when the path ahead is uncertain. To fulfill that promise, generations of Americans have built upon the foundation of our forefathers -finding opportunity, fighting injustice, forging a more perfect union. Our achievement would not be possible without the Long Gray Line that has sacrificed for duty, for honor, for country.” - PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
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Lieutenant General DAVID H. HUNTOON, JR. Superintendent Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon, Jr. became the 58th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy in July 2010. He had previously served as Director of the Army Staff in January 2008. Huntoon was commissioned from West Point in 1973. From 1973-1986, he served as an infantry officer in a series of command and staff assignments with the 3rd Infantry Regiment at Fort Myer, Va., the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Wash., the 7th Army Training Command at Vilseck, Germany, and with the 3rd Infantry Division in Aschaffenburg, Germany. From 1986-1988, Huntoon attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kans. and the School for Advanced Military Studies. He then served in the Directorate of Plans, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., as Senior War Plans Officer (Operation Just Cause), Deputy Director of Plans (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm), and Director of Plans. Huntoon commanded 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry (Mechanized) at Camp Casey, Korea, and served as Chief of Plans, CJ3, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command, Yongsan from 1992-94. In 1994-95, he was the Army’s National Security Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He then took command of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Va. Huntoon’s next assignment was the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Prior to that assignment, he served as the Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, and from 2000-2002, he was the Deputy Commandant of the US Army Command and General Staff College. Huntoon moved on to become the Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, Army G3, at the Pentagon. In August 2003, he was assigned as the 46th Commandant, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Huntoon’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (6th Award), and the Bronze Star; Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachute Qualification Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He has a Masters of Arts in International Relations from Georgetown University and a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences from the CGSC Advanced Military Studies Program.
Brigadier General THEODORE D. MARTIN Commandant of Cadets
Brigadier General TIMOTHY E. TRAINOR Dean of the Academic Board
Brigadier General Theodore D. Martin, a former Army swimmer and captain of the 198283 Black Knights’ swimming team, returned to West Point in July 2011 to assume command of the United States Corps of Cadets as the 73rd Commandant of Cadets. Martin graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1983 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the armor branch of the U.S. Army. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course (cavalry track), the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, the Naval College of Command and Staff, and the Army War College. He holds a master’s degree in national security & strategic studies from the Naval War College, a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College, and a master’s degree in business from Webster University. Martin’s command experience includes Commander, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Federal Republic of Germany; Commander, 1st Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Buffalo Soldiers), 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; Commander, Operations Group (COG), National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.; and Commandant & 45th Chief of Armor, U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Benning, Ga. Beyond command, Martin has served in a wide variety of staff and leadership assignments including duty in the 1st Armor Training Brigade, Fort Knox, Ky.; the Combined Arms CommandTraining, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; Advisor to the Imam Mohammed bin Saud Brigade and later the Prince Sa’ad bin Abdul Rahman Brigade, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Joint Improvised Explosive Device-Defeat Task Force as the Iraq Field Team Leader, Baghdad, Iraq; and Human Resource Command, Alexandria, Va., as Armor Branch Chief and Chief of Combat Arms Division. Brigadier General Martin’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal with “V” device and two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters. Additionally, he has earned the Combat Action Badge and Parachutist Badge. Martin is a member of the 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Buffalo Soldiers) and is the recipient of the Order of Saint George, the Order of Saint Barbara, and the Order of Saint Maurice (Primicerius).
Brigadier General Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D., became the Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy in the summer of 2010. He previously served as professor and head of the Department of Systems Engineering at West Point where he taught courses in engineering management, systems engineering and decision analysis. Trainor graduated with a Bachelor of Science from West Point in 1983 and entered the Engineer Branch of the U.S. Army. As an engineering officer, Trainor has served in operational assignments around the world, including Germany, Honduras, Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Riley, Kans. and Sarajevo, Bosnia. Trainor has a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke and a doctorate degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the Military Applications Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences the Military Operations Research Society, the American Society for Engineering Management and the American Society of Engineering Education. He is a past president of Epsilon Mu Eta, the national Engineering Management Honor Society. Trainor is also a member of the Board of Fellows for the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University. As an analyst, Trainor helped develop the Installation Status Report that provides the Army a standardized means to assess infrastructure and environmental conditions on installations to support resource allocation decisions. He has applied decision analysis methods in completing an organizational analysis of the Army’s Installation Management Agency and in assessing defense security cooperation programs. Trainor deployed to Basrah, Iraq in the summer of 2007 and worked with the Britishled Provincial Reconstruction Team in helping the provincial Iraqi leaders improve their infrastructure revitalization plans. Trainor is married to Col. Donna Brazil, a 1983 graduate of West Point, who is a professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Academy. They have a daughter Cory, who is currently attending West Point, and two sons; Danny and Zach.
BOO CORRIGAN United States Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon Jr., named the person selected to lead West Point’s intercollegiate athletic department when he announced the hiring of Boo Corrigan as the Academy’s director of athletics on Feb. 1, 2011. Corrigan, who was the senior associate athletic director for external affairs at Duke University starting in August 2008, brings a wealth of leadership to his new post. He is a proven administrator with 18 years of experience in all areas of revenue generation, external affairs, staff management and leadership. Corrigan’s chief responsibilities at Duke included the oversight of the Blue Devil corporate partnerships and the Marketing, Promotions, Ticket, Internet Operations, Sports Information and Video Services departments. In only two years at Duke, Corrigan was responsible for the negotiation of multi-media rights to ISP, which increased annual rights more than 40 percent. “First and foremost, I am honored to have the opportunity to work at the United States Military Academy, the West Point leadership and the U.S. Army,” Corrigan said upon his hiring. “It is my privilege to serve those proud Americans that serve our country and to be at the greatest leadership institution in the world. “I want to say specifically to our cadet-athletes that we will provide them the opportunity and the wherewithal to achieve to their highest ability and to provide our coaches with the opportunity to win championships, and build leaders of character. We will strive for our cadets to achieve great success in their academics, military training and athletic endeavors.” Army operates a 25-sport intercollegiate athletic program, highlighted by its nationally recognized football team. Under the direction of head coach Rich Ellerson the Black Knights finished 7-6 this season and closed the season with a win over SMU in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl. A supervisor of the 2009 NCAA Champion women’s tennis and 2010 NCAA Champion men’s lacrosse programs, Corrigan was a part of three NCAA Championships at Duke in just two seasons. He is currently a member of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Rules committee and the Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Committee, while serving on the Executive Budget Committee at Duke.
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Prior to arriving at Duke in August of 2008, he oversaw Notre Dame’s corporate relations and marketing as an associate athletic director for five years. During his stint at Notre Dame, Corrigan spearheaded the redesign of its official athletics website and creation of 15-20 hours of original video content weekly. That resulted in a 35 percent increase in page views and unique users. Corrigan also worked directly with ISP Sports, CSTV, and NBC Sports from a sales and marketing standpoint. “We are excited about the selection of Boo Corrigan to be Army’s athletic director,” Huntoon said upon Corrigan’s hiring. “He has wide experience in helping to lead a Division I athletic department and has excelled at the highest levels. He brings to the Military Academy a wealth of experience at some of the nation’s elite athletic programs.” Before joining the staff at Notre Dame, Corrigan spent nearly three years as the associate athletic director for marketing at the United States Naval Academy. He was responsible for turning the marketing department from a deficit to profit in his first year with full budget responsibility for the department. Corrigan also was intimately involved with the re-branding of the Annual Giving Campaign (The Blue and Gold), which led to an increase of 75 percent year over year donations. He previously spent a year as a partner in Corrigan Sports Enterprises, an entrepreneurial sports marketing company, in the Baltimore area -- and also worked two years as an equity partner in mrgoodbucks.com, an e-commerce program that involved creation of affinity business relationships. Corrigan also served two years as vice president of EMCEE Sports, a Baltimore-based sports marketing company with a focus on professional golf from 1997 through ‘99. In that role, he was responsible for a $2.5 million operating budget for the State Farm Senior Classic. He worked for Host Communications for two years, helping create relationships with various college and university athletic departments, and served as assistant director of marketing at Florida State from 1992-95. “I want to thank my family and Duke University for the support and encouragement to make this possible, and look forward to serving as part of the Army team at West Point,” Corrigan added. The youngest son of former ACC commissioner Gene Corrigan, he is a 1990 University of Notre Dame graduate with a degree in economics. Corrigan is currently obtaining a masters in education in sports leadership with an expected 2011 graduation. He and his wife, the former Kristen Aceto, are the parents of three children, Finley, Tre and Brian.
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Army’s Gillis Field House is the home of the Black Knights’ track and field and volleyball teams. Gillis Field House is fully-equipped with locker rooms for both teams and also features coaches offices and a fullyequipped training room. Located within Gillis Field House, Crowell Track is the home of Army’s indoor track & field team. Resurfaced in the spring of 2011, Crowell track features a six-lane (eight on the straightaway), 200-meter oval track. This lightning-fast track incorporates the same surface as the tracks used in the Atlanta and Sydney Olympic Games. The facility is also equipped with two jumping pits, pole vault runway with new UCS 1900 landing system and a high jump apron with UCS landing mats. There is an indoor throwing cage and sector, as well as throwing nets to allow for discus and hammer practice. Carleton T. Crowell took over the reins of the Army track and field program in 1952 and continued Army’s long string of success on the track. One of the most beloved coaches at West Point, Crowell guided Army teams to 351 victories and a dozen Heptagonal championships - five indoors, three outdoors and four in cross country. All but one indoor and outdoor track and field record was shattered during his 25-year tenure.
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Considered one of the finest track venues on the East Coast, Shea Stadium includes an eight-lane all-weather surface designed with capabilities to set up sprints in either direction. Six jumping pits and six vault boxes face every direction, allowing jumpers to always enjoy the most favorable winds. The stadium boasts a great surface for racing that is well-cushioned and resilliant enough for daily training to minimize chance of injury. Shea also possesses two shot put circles and sectors, two Olympic-size hammer and discus cages, and a all-weather surfaced javelin runway. Located along the banks of the Hudson River, Shea Stadium is also equipped with two functional locker rooms and an athletic training facility. The playing field features an AstroTurf surface surrounded by the eight-lane allweather track. At night, the impressive facility is illuminated by seven television-quality lightstacks. Improvements to the seating area were completed in the summer of 2000 along with the installation of two modest press boxes servicing both track and field competitions as well as sprint football games. Shea Stadium was named in honor of Richard Shea, one of West Point’s finest athletes and soldiers. A 1952 graduate, Shea enlisted in the Army in 1944 and served as a staff sergeant in the 53rd Constabulary Regiment in Nuremberg, Germany. A native of Portsmouth, Va., he did not compete in cross country until entering the Army, but went on to win the European 1500-meter and 5000m championships. Shea entered West Point in 1948, served as a cadet captain and was the recipient of the Army Athletic Association Trophy presented to the top senior athlete. He won 16 major intercollegiate middle distance and cross country championships and set seven indoor and outdoor Academy track records. He also qualified for the 1952 Olympic Games in the 10,000m competition. Shea was assigned to Korea following graduation and died in action on July 8, 1953, at Sokkogae, trying to repel Communist “suicide attacks” during the Korean Conflict. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for wartime bravery, the 77th Medal of Honor awarded during the Korean War.
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Head Coach Fourth Season Amherst ’83
Troy Engle brings a wealth of international and collegiate coaching experience to West Point as he enters his fourth 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. In his first season at the helm, Engle guided the men’s teams to a sweep of the cross country, indoor, and outdoor Patriot League Championships, and was named as the League’s men’s Coach of the Year in both the Indoor and Outdoor track campaigns. In 2009-10, Engle led the women’s cross country team to its first Star Meet win since 2005, as well as another indooroutdoor season sweep of the Midshipmen by the Black Knight men’s track squad. The 2010 track season was also highlighted by Army’s 14th men’s indoor Patriot League title and an NCAA Outdoor Championship trip by Domonick Sylve. Sylve qualified for the national semifinals in the 110-meter hurdles after winning his heat in the national quarterfinal. Success continued in 2010-11 as women’s cross country defeated Navy for its first back-to-back Star Meet wins since 2004-05. Men’s track and field improved to 6-0 against the Midshipmen under Engle as the Black Knights once against swept both the indoor and outdoor Star Meets. Sylve capped off his record-breaking career in the Black & Gold by earning All-America honors after advancing to the national semifinals once again. Sylve placed 11th overall at the 2011 NCAA Championships to earn second-team recognition, becoming the 19th All-American in Academy track and field history. The Black Knights have also been successful in the classroom under Engle as men’s cross country has been named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic team list in each of his three seasons and the women being recognized in each of the last two seasons. In February 2011, Engle was once against selected by USA Track & Field as an assistant coach for endurance events for the Pan American Games. The 2011 Pan American Games took place in October in Guadalajara, Mexico. Engle coached the U.S. track and field team in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. 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
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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 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 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. 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). 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 2005-06. 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, who is a freshman at Kansas State.
Army swept the men’s indoor and outdoor Patriot League titles in Engle’s first season at West Point (2008)
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JENNIFER DEREGO Assistant Coach/Distance First Season Cal Poly ’02
Jennifer DeRego begins her first season with the Army cross country and track & field programs in 2011-12. Head coach Troy Engle announced the hiring of the Black Knights’ new assistant distance and cross country coach in August 2011. DeRego comes to the Academy from Heritage High School in Brentwood, Calif., where she was the head cross country coach and assistant track coach, focusing on distance events, for the 2010-11 academic year. DeRego also served as a Health and Physical Education teacher at Heritage.
After graduating from California Polytechnic State University in 2002 with a degree in Kinesiology, she returned to her alma mater in 2006 to begin her coaching career as an assistant cross country and track coach. At Cal Poly she was responsible for strength training and aerobic fitness programs, as well as team building and organization. DeRego coached the Mustangs through 2009, earning her Master of Science degree in Kinesiology in the process. The foundation of the San Jose, Calif., native’s coaching career is a highly accomplished and respected athletic career. DeRego graduated as the Mustangs’ 10,000 kilometer record holder, winning the title at the 2001 Big West Championship. She was also a member of Cal Poly’s 2000 and 2001 Big West Champion cross country teams. After graduation, DeRego’s running career escalated, becoming a two-time Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier in 2004 and 2008.
Kristen Kalinowski returns for her third year with the Black Knights. She serves as the heptathlon, decathlon, and pole vault coach. In her first season at West Point, Kalinowski coached ECAC qualifier Tonya Stallard to a Patriot League title in the 60meter hurdles. In 2011, Kalinowski guided Stallard to her second Patriot League outdoor heptathlon title in four seasons, graduating as Army’s lone heptathlon champion in program history.
KRISTEN KALINOWSKI Assistant Coach/Multis Third Season Lafayette ’08
Kalinowski came to West Point from Coastal Carolina University where she served as an assistant coach. While at CCU, Kalinowski volunteered with the Myrtle Beach Track and Field Club in its inaugural year. As a student-athlete at Lafayette, Kalinowski was a standout member of the Leopards’ track & field teams. An All-League recipient on several occasions, Kalinowski won five Patriot League titles in the high jump and combined events. She remains on Lafayette’s top-10 lists in six events. Kalinowski also garnered Patriot League Scholar Athlete laurels during her career and was selected to serve as a team captain in each of her final four seasons. Kalinowski holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and French from Lafayette.
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JOE ROGERS Asst. Coach/Jumps, Hurdles 12th Season Miami (Ohio) ’66
Joe Rogers, one of the most experienced and well-respected track and field coaches in the country, joined the Army staff in 2000 after a 16-year stint as the head coach at Ball State University. He has over 45 years of experience coaching track and field with 40 of those years at the collegiate level. Primarily working with Army’s jumpers and hurdlers, Rogers has guided athletes to Academy records (Jeff Weaver in the indoor and outdoor long jump and outdoor triple jump, and Brandon Lewis in the indoor heptathlon) and 46 Patriot League titles.
At the conference championships, Weaver (2002 & ’04), Rudy Mejia (’05 & ’07) and Kenneth Saffold (’06) won five indoor long jump individual titles in six years under Rogers’ guidance. Mejia claimed a total of five conference titles as he also won the 2006 and 2007 outdoor long jump and 2006 outdoor triple jump. Rogers’ triple jumpers have also taken four of the last six outdoor men’s titles, including 2011’s belt by Thomas Wagner. On the women’s side, Rogers guided Angela Jenkins and Jari Ross to three consecutive indoor triple jump titles (2007-09), while Janelle Jones took back-to-back outdoor triple jump titles (2007-08). In addition to Lewis’ three straight (’06-08) decathlon championships and back-to-back (’06-07) pentathlon titles, Rod Manzo was also an Army standout under Rogers who won the 2004 heptathlon. Hurdler Katelin Grant garnered three straight titles (’05-07) in the 400-meter hurdles, while Domonick Sylve (’11) solidified Army’s control in the 60- and 110-hurdles. Rogers helped Sylve, originally a walk-on to the program, develop into a school-record holding high hurdler. Sylve is a seven-time Patriot League champion, a three-time IC4A champion, and two-time NCAA semifinalist, capping his record-breaking career by earning second team All-America honors following an 11th-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships. In addition to owning the Academy records in the 110-meter high hurdles, 55-meter hurdles and 60-meter hurdles, Sylve established Patriot League Championship records in the 60and 110-hurdles. The honors that Rogers garnered prior to joining the Army staff included being selected as the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year in 1987 and 1990. Following an outstanding 1990 campaign, Rogers was also selected as the NCAA District IV Coach of the Year. Additionally, he served as the Cardinals’ cross country coach for 12 years, leading the 1989 team to a 19th place finish at the NCAA National meet and a 14th place ranking in the final NCAA poll. Rogers also has international experience, coming first as the assistant manager for the USA team that competed in Bremen, Germany, against the West German team in 1985. He was also the head coach of the U.S. team that won a triangular running meet versus England and Kenya in 1990. Rogers served as the head manager on the U.S. Junior Pan-American team that competed in Santiago, Chile, in 1995. He was an assistant coach for the North team competing in the National Sports Festival in 1983 and was the head coach of the same team competing in the US Olympic Festival in 1987. Rogers has served on various track and field and development committees within the USA Track and Field organization. He was a member of the original Coaches’ Education Committee formed in 1984 and chaired it from 1992-1995. Rogers has also been a clinic speaker throughout the United States and has been a part of the curriculum development groups that formulated and revised the Level I and Level II Coaching Education Programs. After earning his bachelor and master’s degrees from Miami University, Rogers began coaching at the high school level, then took coaching positions at Hillsdale College and Olivet College in Michigan before taking over as head coach at Ball State. Rogers and his wife, Irene, a teacher and coach at the West Point Middle School, reside in New Windsor, N.Y. They have a married son, Jason, who is Director of Emergency Services in Delaware County; a married daughter, Blythe, who lives in Sunnyvale, Calif.; as well as two grandchildren: granddaughter Makayla and step-grandson, Cameron.
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Knut Hjeltnes, a veteran of four Olympic Games, resumes control of the Army throwers for a 12th year. Hjeltnes’ Olympic experience was culminated with a fourth-place finish in the discus for the Norwegian national team at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Calif., in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada, and the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Hjeltnes was able to garner seventh-place finishes. The Norway native also qualified for the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, Russia, but unfortunately for Hjeltnes, Norway took part in the boycott of the Olympic Games that year. During his competitive career, Hjeltnes established 11 Norwegian records and captured 20 Norwegian championships.
KNUT Hjeltnes Assistant Coach/Throws 12th Season Brigham Young ’78
Since arriving at West Point, throwers under his guidance have won 39 Patriot League Championships, set five Academy records and now dominate the top-10 performers lists for both the Army men’s and women’s Olympic throwing events. Hjeltnes also developed three All-American performances, including Adam Burke’s back-to-back All-America campaigns in the javelin in 2003 and 2004 and Brian Gebhardt’s stellar 2000 season in the weight throw. Additionally, Hjeltnes has developed several other NCAA Qualifiers, including two 35 lbs. weight throwers, two hammer throwers and one discus thrower, while developing three javelin U.S. Junior National Qualifiers in Marcus Canty, Mike Nulk and Jason Smartt. Hjeltnes’ athletes have been just as successful in the classroom as they have been on the field. Former captain and javelin thrower Kevin Kumlien was named an Academic All-American and Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2007-08 season, while discus and shot put athlete Caleb Wells earned the same honors after the 2005-06 season. A 1978 graduate of Brigham Young University, Hjeltnes returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the Cougars from 1982-1984. While coaching at BYU, Hjeltnes earned his master’s degree in Professional Leadership and Exercise Science. During his coaching career, Hjeltnes also has served as an assistant coach at University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Irvine (1984-1986) and at SUNY Albany (1997-1999). Experienced in the world of business marketing as well, Hjeltnes was involved in sales and marketing for Nike International (1980-1982) and with Microsoft, Inc. (19891991). Prior to joining Army’s staff, Hjeltnes served as the Norwegian National track and field coach from 1994-97. He also worked as a personal discus coach for Olympians from Norway, Sweden and Ireland. Hjeltnes currently resides in New Windsor, N.Y., with his wife Colleen. They have three children, Kristin, Erik and Daniel, and two grandchildren: Charlotte and Graham.
RONDELL RUFF Assistant Coach/Sprints First Season Michigan ’06
Rondell Ruff enters his first season with the Army track and field team in 2011-12. Head coach Troy Engle announced the hiring of the Black Knights’ new sprint coach in August 2011. Ruff comes to West Point from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa., where he coached the jumps, sprints and relays as a graduate assistant since August of 2009. Under his tutelage, the Red Flash boasted multiple student-athletes who competed in the postseason after achieving ECAC and IC4A Championship-qualifying marks.
The Saint Francis women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams made strides at the Northeast Conference Championships under Ruff in 2011, earning their best finish at the indoor meet since 2005 and best outdoor place since 2003. Ruff, a 2006 graduate of the University of Michigan, captained the Wolverines’ cross country and track teams in 2005-06. Originally a walk-on to the programs, the Detroit native went on to win a pair of Big Ten indoor distance medley relay titles (2002, 2005) before capturing the 2005 NCAA Indoor National Championship trophy in the event. After earning his degree in general studies, Ruff returned to his alma mater to serve as a volunteer assistant coach with the track and cross country teams. He also coached three summers at Michigan’s track and field camp.
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Lieutenant Colonel Liam Collins, a 1992 graduate of USMA, returns for his third year as a volunteer assistant coach, working with the distance and steeplechase athletes. In his first year, Collins guided Army’s steeplechase unit to a second-place finish at the Patriot League Championship. In 2011, the Black Knight men earned points at the outdoor conference championship in the steeplechase and 10,000-meter race.
LTC LIAM COLLINS Vol. Asst. Coach/Distance, Steeple Third Season USMA ’92
Collins has been coaching distance runners in the Army for the past 17 years, and in 2009 was promoted to coach of the AllArmy cross country and marathon teams. His coaching experience with other 10-mile teams includes Fort Bragg (1993-1997), U.S. Army Europe (1998-2000), and Fort Leavenworth (2004). During his collegiate career at West Point, Collins held an Academy record as a member of the distance medley relay team and set a league mark for the top time in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Additionally, he currently ranks as the oldest person to win the Army’s Best Ranger Competition, having won the annual event at the age of 36. Following his collegiate career, Collins was a member of multiple U.S. Armed Forces teams at multiple military world championships. He finished as the top American runner at the World Military Cross Country Championships in 1997 and carried the same distinction in the marathon at the World Military Games in 1999. Collins is a highly-decorated Special Forcers Officer (Green Beret) and Ranger who has conducted multiple combat deployments to both Afghanistan and Iraq. He has been awarded multiple bronze star medals and two valorous awards for bravery in combat. Collins was a distinguished honors graduate from the Academy. He holds a B.A. in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. He teaches in the Department of Social Sciences and is the executive director of West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center.
JASON HEIAR Athletic Trainer
COL. MARK TOOLE Head Officer Representative
PAM FLENKE Athletic Communications
Not pictured: Carlys Romano-Lemler Volunteer Assistant Coach ®
Col. John Nelson Volunteer Assistant Coach
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The shockwaves felt by the graduation of 2011’s senior class isn’t lost on fourth-year Army head coach Troy Engle. “We had a lot of turnover from last year to this year,” said Engle. “How do you replace sprinters like Domonick Sylve and Alfred McDaniel? Or for the women, Kaci Clark who broke every Academy pole vault record, or Tonya Stallard who was the best all-around athlete in the conference last year. “It’s going to be a matter of finding out where our holes are, how big they are and who can step up and fill them.”
“Our throwers, guys like Grady Davis, Scott Geary and Nick Snoad, had what could only be described as meteoric rises last year,” said Engle. “We also bring back 2011’s conference pole vault champion in Justin Harris.” Engle especially believes in the distance group due to a recent sharing in responsibilities. “Last season I coached all 40 or so distance kids. Now, with the addition of assistant coach Jennifer DeRego, all of our athletes can get the attention they deserve. “ Another much-needed addition to the coaching staff this offseason was Rondell Ruff, who is charged with leading a depleted group of sprinters for both the men’s and women’s teams. The Black Knight women failed to reach the final round of any sprinting event at last season’s outdoor conference championships, while also graduating their top performers from that meet in Stallard and Hallie Huggins. One solid contributor from the women’s sprinting unit who returns in 2012 is sophomore Crystal Christian. Christian was the only freshman to register points in an individual event at last season’s Patriot League Indoor Championships, placing fourth in the 60-meter dash. She is one of five returning point-earners from 2011’s indoor meet.
Despite the graduations, Army returns a number of Black Knights with patterns of success. On the men’s side, four-time Patriot League champion and two-time NCAA Regional qualifier Tom Wagner will look to produce another standout season. The senior jumper swept the conference triple jump belts last season while also winning the indoor high jump title for the second straight season.
Knights which Engle felt had solid seasons a year ago and are poised to have breakthroughs this winter and spring. Along with co-captain Taylor Kensy, classmate Fred Beebe, and Wagner, Engle also has high hopes for the men’s distance contingent, throwers and pole vaulters.
Wagner and senior captain Michael Hutchins lead Army’s talented group of jumpers. Hutchins, who won the 2011 indoor long jump conference crown, also competes on the Black Knights’ 4x400-meter relay contingent, which won the Patriot League title in 2010. “Hutchins has been a stalwart within the conference and I think he’ll have a great year,” said Engle.
Junior McKenzie Majchrzak capped off her sophomore
Hutchins is in a group with a number of other Black
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Army is coming off a runner-up Patriot League finish on the men’s side and a sixth-place effort on the women’s at last season’s outdoor conference championships. Between the two conference meets a season ago, the Black Knight men brought home nine individual titles, while the women captured six. Of the 15 medals won, nine were collected by members of the class of 2011, including three by AllAmerican hurdler Domonick Sylve and five combined by Tonya Stallard and Kaci Clark.
campaign with her second consecutive conference high jump title and will look to capture her first indoor belt after leaping to a runnerup finish last season. She is joined by classmate Ashley Gordon (sixth place, 500m) and senior Jari Ross (fifth place, triple jump) as the sole conference point-earners on this season’s roster.
who worked hard over break and who didn’t. The benefit of this meet is that it provides a volume and quality of work that we can’t replicate in practice.”
“On the women’s side, we have good talent across the board but with huge holes as well,” said Engle. “Given the style of the Patriot League, where some teams have one dominant event group, like Navy and their distance kids, and other teams are just deep all around like Bucknell, we consider ourselves to be in somewhat of a rebuilding process.
After their first trip to The Armory of the season on Jan. 28, the Black Knights will travel to Annapolis, Md., on Feb. 4 for the indoor Star Meet against rival Navy. Army men’s senior class will look to continue their flawless streak against the Midshipmen as they travel to Navy with a perfect 6-0 Star Meet record.
One of those individuals who Engle feels could turn heads at the conference level is senior Chelsea Prahl. Prahl enjoyed a breakout cross country season this past fall, running away with All-Patriot League first-team honors for the second time in her career by finishing sixth of 84 competitors. The season-opening Crowell Open, which pits Army against a group of over 700 entrants from more than 20 colleges and track clubs, is the Black Knights’ first test of 2012, yet Engle doesn’t believe it to be a barometer for the rest of the season. “With such a short week of prep, all this meet will show is
After another trip to The Armory on Feb. 10, the Black Knights enter postseason competition with the Patriot League Championships, Feb. 17-19, hosted by Bucknell. Qualified athletes will then compete at the IC4A and ECAC Championships, March 3-4, in Boston, Mass., before rounding out the indoor season at the NCAA Championships at Boise State, March 9-10. Engle hopes the competitive nature of this season’s schedule will change the attitude of the Black Knights as a whole. “We’re doing things differently this year. We need to be strong as a team, not just individual events, and be gunning for team championships. “The curse of our successes has been that it results in complacencies. In the past we’ve walked into meets with an incredible amount of confidence which isn’t always a good thing. We’re not going to do that. We have to continue to work and stay focused and count on the strength of our team as a whole.”
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“To say ‘rebuilding’ indicates we’re in a sensitive position. We’re not going to say it isn’t without any expectations, but the key word is ‘unless’. Unless we get freshmen to have big meets; unless we get people to step up; unless people are healthy when they need to be; unless people dig in and show tenacity. We’re cautiously optimistic, but a lot of it depends on the individuals.”
Army’s true tests begin in Week 2 of the season when the Black Knights host their first scoring meet of the season by welcoming Lehigh, Monmouth, Rider, Columbia and Williams to Gillis Field House on Jan. 14. The aggressive scheduling continues the following week for the second installment of the Harvard Invitational, which pits Patriot League schools Army and Colgate against Ivy League teams Brown and the host Crimson on Jan. 21.
NAME Cody Barger Frederick Beebe Michael Bliss Swasey Brown Nicholas Caesar Mark Castelli Alex Cheng Brian Cobbs David Collins Jose Colon Hayden Conrad Zacariah Crahen Grady Davis Matt Dillon Jacob Drozd Nathan Fisher Ricardo Galindo Scott Geary Austin Gorge Matt Green Joseph Hannigan Justin Harris Michael Hoffman Ernest Holland James Holland Bryan Houp Alek Hughes Michael Hutchins Daniel Jester Chris Jones Shane Jones Garrett Jordan Conor Kane Andreas Kellas Taylor Kensy Christopher Kittle Eliot Knotts Junyoung Lee Barrett LeHardy Nigel Liefveld Scott Lorette Ian MacPherson Kyler Martin Tyree Meadows Nabil Mezher Nicole Miller Peter Miller Mike Mitchell Michael Nelson Dan Nix Christopher Outing Jake Pendleton Ian Quinn Jerome Raphael Kevin Russell Thomas Ryan Jalen Shabazz Christopher Smith Nick Snoad Brent Stout Patrick Taylor Mark Van Benschoten Tom Wagner Kendall Ward Jason Wilkes Clyde Wilson Christian Young
EVENT Distances Jumps Multis Mid-Distances Hurdles Distances Hurdles Sprints Throws Sprints Hurdles Throws Throws Throws Throws/Jumps Distances Distances Throws Throws Sprints Mid-Distances Pole Vault Sprints Jumps Hurdles Sprints Mid-Distances Jumps/Sprints Distances Mid-Distances Throws Sprints Mid-Distances Distances Hurdles Multis Jumps Sprints Distances Sprints Throws Mid-Distances Hurdles Mid-Distances Sprints Throws Throws Distances Multis Distances Throws Throws Pole Vault Sprints Distances Hurdles Sprints Hurdles Throws Throws Sprints Pole Vault Jumps Distances Sprints Mid-Distances Pole Vault
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YEAR FR SR SR SO SO JR JR JR JR FR FR SR SR SR FR FR SO JR FR SO SO JR SO FR SO FR SO SR JR SR SO SO FR FR SR FR FR FR SR SO SR SO JR FR FR SO SO SR FR SR FR SO SR SO JR JR SO SO JR FR FR SO SR SO SO FR SO
HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL Gainesville, Ga. / North Hall San Antonio, Texas / John Jay Thornwood, N.Y. / Westlake Boys Ranch, Texas / Boys Ranch Washingtonville, N.Y. / Washingtonville Carmel, N.Y. / Carmel Sammamish, Wash. / Skyline St. Charles, Mo. / Francis Howell Perry, Okla. / Perry San Antonio, Texas / John Jay / USMAPS Prescott, Ariz. / Prescott / USMAPS Shelby, Ohio / Shelby Senior Lewiston, Idaho / Lewiston Ashburn, Va. / Bishop O’Connell Seymour, Conn. / Seymour / USMAPS Joplin, Mo. / Joplin Farmington Hills, Mich. / Novi-Detroit Catholic Sheridan, Wyo. / Great Plains Lutheran Fishers, Ind. / Fishers Dakota Dunes, S.D. / Dakota Valley Swansea, Ill. / Belleville West Tyler, Texas / Bishop T.K. Gorman Moraga, Calif. / Campolindo Auburn, Ala. / Auburn High School Renton, Wash. / Oliver M. Hazen Los Gatos, Calif. / Valley Christian Philadelphia, Pa. / Roman Catholic High School Saint Charles, Mo. / Harvest Preparatory Alpharetta, Ga. / Alpharetta Blairsville, Ga. / Union County Van Alstyne, Texas / Van Alstyne Raleigh, N.C. / Wake Forest-Rolesville New Britain, Conn. / New Britain / USMAPS Fort Lee, N.J. / Bergen County Academy Holland, N.Y. / Holland Central Ladysmith, Va. / Carolina Huntsville, Ala. / Lee / USMAPS Kenosha, Wis. / Bradford Roanoke, Va. / Hidden Valley Whittier, Calif. / La Serna Olalla, Wash. / Evergreen Lutheran Belle Mead, N.J. / Montgomery High School Vacaville, Calif. / Vacaville Grain Valley, Mo. / Grain Valley Fairfax, Va. / Fairfax Raymond, Va. / Willapa Valley Macungie, Pa. / Emmans Ridgefield Park, N.J. / Bergen County Academy Minot, N.D. / Minot Williamston, Mich. / Williamston West Point, N.Y. / James I. O’Neill / USMAPS Yorba Linda, Calif. / Esperanza Kenmore, Wash. / Inglemoor Bronx, N.Y. / Frederick Douglas Academy Danbury, Conn. / Danbury Mooresville, N.C. / Mooresville Harker Heights, Texas / Harker Heights North Wales, Pa. / Devon Preparatory School Gahanna, Ohio / Lincoln Menomonie, Wis. / Menomonie Fairfax, Va. / Woodson / USMAPS Minnetonka, Minn. / Home Educated Clinton, N.Y. / Clinton Central Highland Falls, N.Y. / James I. O’Neill Lubbock, Texas / Lubbock Corpus Christi, Texas / Jack Britt High School (N.C.) Bisbee, Ariz. / Bisbee
Roster Breakdown By Event Distance..................... 11 Mid-Distance...............8 Sprints........................13 Hurdles........................8 Jumps..........................4 Jumps/Sprints..............1 Throws...................... 14 Throws/Jumps.............1 Multis.......................... 3 Pole Vault....................4
By Year Senior........................ 14 Junior......................... 11 Sophomore............... 22 Freshman.................. 20
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By State Idaho............................1 Illinois...........................1 Indiana.........................1 Minnesota....................1 North Dakota...............1 Oklahoma....................1 South Dakota...............1 Wyoming......................1 Alabama...................... 2 Arizona........................ 2 Michigan..................... 2 North Carolina............ 2
Ohio............................. 2 Wisconsin.................... 2 Connecticut................ 3 Georgia....................... 3 New Jersey................. 3 Pennsylvania............... 3 Missouri......................4 Washington................4 California..................... 5 Virginia........................6 Texas...........................8 New York....................8
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Senior Jumps San Antonio, Texas John Jay
Senior Multis Thornwood, N.Y. Westlake
Personal Bests High Jump: 1.84m - Army-Navy Dual, 4/10/10 Long Jump: 6.95m - Patriots, 5/7/11 Triple Jump: 14.85m - Patriots, 5/7/11
Personal Bests Decathlon: 5966 points - Patriots, 4/30/11 Heptathlon - 4868 points - Patriots, 2/19/11
Sophomore Mid-Distance Boys Ranch, Texas Boys Ranch
Sophomore Hurdles Washingtonville, N.Y. Washingtonville
Personal Bests 800m: 1:59.01 - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11
Personal Bests 200m: 23.65 - Harvard Challenge, 1/22/11 400m-H: 56.20 - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11
MARK CASTELLI Junior Distance Carmel, N.Y. Carmel Personal Bests 1,000m: 2:33.08 - Harvard Challenge, 1/22/11 Mile: 4:23.55 - Harvard Challenge, 1/22/11 3,000m-Steeple: 9:22.72 - Larry Ellis, 4/23/11
Junior Hurdles Sammamish, Wash. Skyline
Junior Sprints St. Charles, Mo. Francis Howell Personal Bests 60m: 6.97 - The Armory, 2/12/11 100m: 11.07 - Patriots, 4/30/10 200m: 22.45 - Larry Ellis, 4/16/10 2010 Indoor PL Champion, 4x100 Relay
Personal Bests 400m-H: 54.66 - Larry Ellis, 4/23/11
Senior Throws Shelby, Ohio Shelby Senior
Senior Throws Lewiston, Idaho Lewiston
Personal Bests Discus: 48.59m - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11 Shot Put: 15.28m - Patriots, 5/7/11
Personal Bests Shot Put: 14.71m - Army-Navy Dual, 2/5/11
MATT DILLON Senior Throws Ashburn, Va. Bishop O’Connell
Personal Bests Hammer: 49.60m - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11 Weight: 16.10m - Harvard Challenge, 1/22/11
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Sophomore Distance Farmington Hills, Mich. Novi-Detroit Catholic
Junior Throws Sheridan, Wyo. Great Plains Lutheran
Personal Bests 3,000m: 8:46.46 - Harvard Challenge, 1/22/11 5,000m: 15:20.07 - West Point Open, 4/16/11
Personal Bests Discus: 46.43m - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11 Shot Put: 16.38m - Patriots, 5/7/11
Sophomore Sprints Dakota Dunes, S.D. Dakota Valley
Sophomore Mid-Distance Swansea, Ill. Belleville West
Personal Bests 200m: 23.58 - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11 400m: 51.38 - West Point Open, 4/16/11 500m: 1:06.80 - The Armory, 2/12/11
Personal Bests 400m: 52.09 - West Point Open, 4/16/11
JUSTIN HARRIS Junior Pole Vault Tyler, Texas Bishop T.K. Gorman Personal Bests Pole Vault: 4.95m - Larry Ellis, 4/23/11 2011 Outdoor PL Champion, Pole Vault
Sophomore Hurdles Renton, Wash. Oliver M. Hazen
Sophomore Mid-Distance Philadelphia, Pa. Roman Catholic
Personal Bests 110m-H: 15.01 - Patriots, 5/7/11
Personal Bests 800m: 1:58.37 - The Armory, 1/29/11
Junior Distance Alpharetta, Ga. Alpharetta
Senior Mid-Distance Blairsville, Ga. Union County
Personal Bests 3,000m: 8:51.45 - The Armory, 2/12/11 3,000m-Steeple: 9:17.59 - Larry Ellis, 4/23/11
Personal Bests 400m: 51.04 - Larry Ellis, 4/23/11 800m: 1:50.43 - IC4As, 3/6/11
SHANE JONES Sophomore Throws Van Alstyne, Texas Van Alstyne
Personal Bests Shot Put: 14.34m - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11 Discus: 45.15m - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11
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Sophomore Mid-Distance Raleigh, N.C. Wake Forest-Rolesville USMAPS
Senior Distance Roanoke, Va. Hidden Valley Personal Bests Mile: 4:22.14 - The Armory, 2/13/10 3,000m: 8:37.15 - Patriots, 2/19/11 3,000-Steeple: 9:05.13 - IC4As, 5/13/11 5,000m: 15:09.57 - Patriots, 2/19/11
Personal Bests 100m: 12.10 - Dick Shea Open, 3/26/11 200m: 24.36 - Dick Shea Open, 3/26/11
Sophomore Sprints Whittier, Calif. La Serna
Senior Throws Olalla, Wash. Evergreen Lutheran
Personal Bests 200m: 23.74 - The Armory, 1/29/11 400m: 50.55 - The Armory, 2/12/11 500m: 1:09.03 - Crowell Open, 1/8/11
Personal Bests Javelin: 52.10m - Army-Navy Dual, 4/11/09
IAN MACPHERSON Sophomore Mid-Distance Belle Mead, N.J. Montgomery
Personal Bests 800m: 1:55.52 - Larry Ellis, 4/23/11
Junior Hurdles Vacaville, Calif. Vacaville
Sophomore Throws Macungie, Pa. Emmans
Personal Bests 60m-H: 8.34 - Patriots, 2/19/10 110m-H: 14.58 - Patriots, 5/7/11 400m-H: 55.31 - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11
Personal Bests Javelin: 49.51m - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11
Senior Distance Ridgefield Park, N.J. Bergen County Academy
Senior Distance Williamston, Mich. Williamston
Personal Bests 1,500m: 4:04.03 - Military Champ., 3/27/11 3,000m: 8:33.66 - Harvard Challenge, 1/22/11 5,000m: 14:34.41 - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11 10,000m: 31:06.18 - Patriots, 5/7/11
Personal Bests 1,000m: 2:31.40 - The Armory, 1/15/11 1,500m: 3:55.08 - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11 Mile: 4:15.97 - Army-Navy Dual, 2/5/11 5,000m: 14:50.58 - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11
JAKE PENDELTON Sophomore Throws Yorba Linda, Calif. Esperanza
Personal Bests Discus: 43.52m - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11
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Senior Pole Vault Kenmore, Wash. Inglemoor
Sophomore Sprints Bronx, N.Y. Frederick Douglass Academy
Personal Bests 200m: 22.77 - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11 400m: 51.52 - West Point Open, 4/16/11
Personal Bests Pole Vault: 4.70m - Dick Shea Open, 4/3/10
Junior Distance Danbury, Conn. Danbury
Junior Hurdles Mooresville, N.C. Mooresville
Personal Bests 1,500m: 3:59.68 - Larry Ellis, 4/16/10 Mile: 4:18.60 - Army-Navy Dual, 2/27/10
Personal Bests 60m-H: 8.50 - Patriots, 2/20/11 110m-H: 14.90 - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11
JALEN SHABAZZ Sophomore Sprints Harker Heights, Texas Harker Heights
Personal Bests 400m: 53.03 - The Armory, 1/29/11
Sophomore Hurdles North Wales, Pa. Devon Preparatory
Junior Throws Gahanna, Ohio Lincoln
Personal Bests 400m: 49.70 - LSU Invitational, 4/2/11 500m: 1:05.48 - The Armory, 2/12/11 400m-H: 55.66 - Carolina Classic, 3/19/11
Personal Bests Discus: 39.44m - Larry Ellis, 4/16/10 Weight Throw: 15.73m - Army-Navy Dual, 2/5/11 Hammer: 56.64m - IC4As, 5/14/11
VAN BENSCHOTEN Sophomore Pole Vault Minnetonka, Minn. Home Educated
Sophomore Distance Highland Falls, N.Y. James I. O’Neill
Personal Bests Pole Vault: 4.35m - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11
Personal Bests 3,000m: 9:00.53 - Crowell Open, 1/8/11
Sophomore Pole Vault Bisbee, Ariz. Bisbee
Sophomore Sprints Lubbock, Texas Lubbock Personal Bests 60m: 7.31 - Crowell Open, 1/8/11 100m: 11.38 - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11 200m: 22.96 - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11
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Personal Bests Pole Vault: 4.50m - The Armory, 1/29/11
MICHAEL HUTCHINS Senior Jumps/Sprints Saint Charles, Mo. Harvest Preparatory
Personal Bests 400m: 47.85 - LSU Invitational, 4/2/11 High Jump: 2.09m - Patriots, 2/20/10 Long Jump: 7.32m - Army-Navy Dual, 4/10/10
2012 Men’s Team Captain 2011: Began junior season with a win in the 400m at the Crowell Open, crossing the line in 50.04 ... did not compete again until indoor Star Meet against Navy ... placed second in long jump (6.91m) and fourth in high jump (1.99m), while running a leg on the winning 4x400 relay team (3:19.25) ... enjoyed successful day at Patriots, winning the long jump (7.25m) with the seventh-best distance in Army history ... also placed second in 400m (49.32) and seventh in high jump (1.99m) ... concluded indoor campaign with 4x400 relay team at IC4As ... relay recorded a 3:12.65 finish, establishing an indoor Academy record ... finished 400m in career-best 47.85 in stacked field at LSU Invitational ... turned in another solid performance at Navy, winning the 400m (48.66) as well as the 4x100 relay (43.64) and 4x400 relay (3:16.64) ... was runner-up in long jump (7.11m) and placed fourth in high jump (1.94m) ... ran a leg of the winning 4x100 relay team at the West Point Open ... helped 4x100 relay team place fourth in its heat at the Penn Relays ... earned a pair of third-place finishes at the outdoor Patriot League Championships ... ran a leg of the 4x100 relay team which finished in 41.05, while recording a distance of 7.24m in the long jump ... relay time ranks tied for third all-time at West Point. 2010: Opened the season with a pair of event wins at the Crowell Open, including the 4x400 relay and high jump ... 2.04m high jump eclipsed IC4A standards ... competed at three consecutive meets at The Armory to prepare for the Patriots ... met IC4A standards in the 400m with a time of 48.82 ... turned in a solid performance at the indoor conference championships ... placed runner-up in the 400m (49.32) and high jump (2.09m) ... also earned points for a fourth-place finish in the long jump (7.05m) ... career-best high jump mark ranks fourth all-time at the Academy ... earned valuable points at indoor Star Meet win in Annapolis ... won the 400m with a season-best time of 48.54 ... placed second in the high jump (1.99m) and long jump (7.02m) ... concluded indoor season at IC4As, placing 17th of 23 in the long jump (6.71m) ... began the outdoor season by winning the long jump at the Bulls Invitational in Tampa, Fla. ... distance of 7.12m stretched career-best mark ... also recorded a 2.08m height in the high jump to rank eighth all-time at the Academy ... followed with a career day at the Military T&F Championships in Lexington, Va., establishing a career best in the 400m ... finished in 48.00 to best a field of 22 ... won the high jump title with a height of 2.05m ... also a member of the winning 4x400 relay unit ... runner-up in the long jump (7.07m) ... continued hot streak into Dick Shea Open, winning the high jump (1.99m) in his lone event of the weekend ... dominated at outdoor Star Meet against Navy, winning every event he competed in ... took first in the long jump (7.32m), high jump (1.99m) and 400m (48.32), leading Army to a fourth-straight victory over the Midshipmen ... long jump mark ranks seventh all-time at the Academy ... member of 4x400 relay team which won outdoor Patriot League title ... also placed fifth in the long jump ... earned fourth-place finish in the high jump at IC4As, eclipsing the bar at 2.02m ... also a member of 4x400 relay team which finished in 3:14.51 to rank third in the Army record book. 2009: Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week (2/10) after winning high jump and long jump titles vs. Navy with IC4A-qualifying marks of 2.08m in the high jump and 7.17m in the long jump ... won 400m (48.91) indoor Patriot League title and qualified for the IC4As in first-ever collegiate attempt at the race ... also on the champion 4x400m team ... scored in the high jump (sixth, 1.99m) and long jump (fourth, 7.10m) ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week (1/13) after debuting with a winning 1.94m high jump and a second-place long jump of 6.91m at the Crowell Open ... won long jump (7.42m) and took second in the high jump (1.84m) at the Army Quad ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Meet at outdoor Patriot League Championships after winning the 400m and placing second in both the high jump (2.00m) and long jump (7.01m) ... placed second in the long jump (6.96m) at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic ... placed second in high jump at Navy with mark of 1.93m ... opened the outdoor season at the USF Bulls Invitational with a win in the long jump (6.87m) ... won both the high jump (1.95m) and long jump (6.63m) the following week at the Dick Shea Invitational ... matched outdoor-best high jump at Penn Relays with jump of 2.00m. High School: Track and field and basketball star at Harvest Preparatory School ... named Most Valuable Player senior year on regional championship team track team ... captained both teams ... garnered all-state academic honors sophomore and senior years. Personal: Michael Hutchins ... son of Michael and Karen Hutchins ... mother, Karen, served as a reserve officer ... younger brother, Joseph ... is a published poet ... involved in many USMA clubs ... member of AWANA (Approved Workers Are not Ashamed), Officer Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ball Room Dancing, Howitzer (Yearbook) Club, and Theater Arts Guild ... favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... majoring in management. • 2011 Patriot League indoor long jump champion • 2010 Patriot League outdoor 4x400m relay champion • 2009 Patriot League indoor and outdoor 400m champion • 2009 indoor and outdoor Patriot League Rookie of the Meet • Two-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week (1/13/09; 2/10/09) • Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week (3/23/10) • Patriot League Indoor Championship record-holder: 4x400m relay - 3:14.84 - 2009 • All-Patriot League first team (2011 indoor, 2010 outdoor, 2009 outdoor, 2009 indoor) • All-Patriot League second team (2011 indoor, 2010 outdoor, 2010 indoor, 2009 outdoor)
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Senior Hurdles H o l l a n d , N . Y. Holland Central
Personal Bests 60m-H: 8.93 - Crowell Open, 1/10/09 400m-H: 53.43 - Patriots, 5/6/11
2012 Men’s Team Captain 2011: Opened the indoor season at the Crowell Open, winning the 500m (1:07.38) and 4x400 relay (3:26.13) ... placed fourth at The Armory in the 500m, improving season time to 1:04.73 ... earned crucial points at Harvard Challenge with first-place finish in 500m (1:05.30) ... helped Army to fifth straight Star Meet win against Navy with pair of first-place finishes ... won the 500m (1:05.49) and 4x400 relay (3:19.25) ... finished in second place in the 500m at the indoor Patriot League Championships, crossing the line in an IC4A-qualifying 1:05.08 ... also a member of the fourth place 4x400 relay team (3:20.83) ... had a career day at the IC4A Championships ... set indoor Army record in the 4x400 relay alongside Jordan Cayton, Michael Hutchins and Chris Smith with a finish of 3:12.65 ... career-best finish in the 500m (1:04.14) ranks seventh all-time at the Academy ... placed second in the 400H at the Dick Shea Open, finishing in 55.16 ... improved career-best time in 400H at LSU Invitational, placing seventh of 13 with an IC4A-qualifying time of 53.67 ... helped Army to a sixth consecutive Star Meet win over Navy with first-place times in the 400H (54.56) and 4x400 relay (3:16.64) ... relay time was 2011 Army best ... placed second in the 800m (1:59.28) at the West Point Open ... won 400H heat at Penn Relays with a time of 54.37 ... earned runner-up honors in 400H at outdoor Patriot League Championships, finishing in career-best 53.43 ... also ran a leg of the third-place 4x400 relay team (3:19.05) ... concluded the season at IC4As with 20th-place finish in 400H (54.24). 2010: Opened the year at the Crowell Open, running a leg for the runner-up 4x400 relay team ... competed in three straight events at The Armory, highlighted by a fourth-place finish in a field of 17 in the 500m (1:05.12) ... earned eight points at the indoor Patriot League Championships with a third-place finish in the 400m (49.85) and a fifth-place time with 4x400 relay team (3:34.51) ... earned an invite to the IC4A Championships with a third-place time of 1:05.16 in the 500m in Star Meet win at Navy ... placed 16th at the IC4As with a season-best time of 1:04.22 ... also competed on the 4x400 relay unit which earned the third-best finish in Army history (3:14.51) ... opened the outdoor season with a third-place finish in the 400H at the USF Bulls Invitational, crossing the line in 54.32 ... followed with a second-place finish (54.83) at the Military T&F Championships ... member of the first place 4x400 relay team (3:14.56) ... won the 400H at the Dick Shea Open with a time of 54.37 ... totaled 10 points in Army’s 119-84 Star Meet win against Navy, winning the 400H (54.44) and the 4x400 relay (3:17.78) ... earned a season-best finish of 53.87 in the 400H at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... collected 11 points at outdoor Patriot League Championships with sixth-place finish in 400H (54.99) and first-place time in 4x400 relay (3:12.57) ... competed in the 4x400 relay at the IC4As, placing 12th of 28 (3:13.03) ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 2009: Placed sixth in his first collegiate race, finishing the 60-meter hurdles in 8.93 at the Crowell Open ... followed with a thirdplace finish in the 500m (1:09.23) ... competed in the preliminaries of the 55m-H at the Great Dane Classic, turning in a finish of 8.89 ... ran the 500m at the Valentine Invitational, winning his heat and placing 31st over with a time of 1:06.97 ... competed in the 60m-H and 500m at the indoor Patriot League Championships ... finished 12th in the 500m (1:07.35) and 14th in the preliminaries of the hurdles (9.21) ... concluded the indoor season at the NYU Fastrack Invitational, placing 19th in the preliminaries with a time of 50.75 ... earned Army’s second-best finish in the 400H at the USF Bulls Invitational, finishing in 56.34 for sixth place ... earned a third-place finish in a field of 29 at the Dick Shea Open in the 400H, crossing the line in 55.86 ... earned Army’s second-best finish in the 400H at the Penn Invitational, finishing in 57.86 ... earned first individual win against Navy when he took first in the 400H (54.99) ... continued to improve hurdles mark at Larry Ellis Invitational, placing sixth of 24 with a time of 54.28 ... concluded the schedule with a season-best performance at the outdoor Patriot League Championships, placing fourth of 13 in the 400H with a time of 54.08. High School: Ran track at Holland Central ... coached by Pat Marvin and John Weaver ... three-time state champion ... named New York State Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... also played soccer ... member of the National Honor Society ... high honor roll ... also ran with Chataqua Striders club. Personal: Taylor Kensy ... born May 19, 1990 ... son of Randy and Kelly Kensy ... sister Victoria ... began running track in seventh grade ... four Major As, four Gold Stars and one Silver Star at West Point ... Honor Board President ... first member of his family to embark on a military career ... chose West Point because of the level of education and opportunities it provides ... enjoying reading and hiking in his free time ... major is American Legal Studies. • All-Patriot League first team (2010 outdoor) • All-Patriot League second team (2011 indoor) • Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2010)
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Senior Jumps C l i n t o n , N . Y. Clinton Central
Personal Bests High Jump: 2.10m - IC4As, 5/15/11 Long Jump: 6.37m - Crowell Open, 1/10/09 Triple Jump: 15.32m - Patriots, 5/7/11
2011: Opened the season at the Crowell Open, finishing runner-up in the triple jump (14.14m) and high jump (2.04m) ... earned a pair of second-place finishes at The Armory the following week, mirroring his high jump mark and improving triple jump to 14.79m ... captured the high jump title at the Harvard Invitational, passing the bar at 2.01m ... won the high jump in convincing fashion in Army’s fifth straight Star Meet win against Navy ... eclipsed the bar at 2.09m ... closest competitor tapped out at 2.04m ... also finished runner-up in the triple jump (14.92m) behind teammate Fred Beebe ... swept the high jump (2.04m) and triple jump (14.94m) indoor Patriot League titles and was named Men’s Field Athlete of the Meet for his efforts ... indoor Patriot League triple jump ranks eighth all-time at Academy ... high jump ranks tied for fourth ... continued hot streak into outdoor home-opening meet, Dick Shea Open ... swept high jump (1.99m) and triple jump (14.80m) ... won the triple jump (14.91m) convincingly at the LSU Invitational against a stacked field ... closest competitor jumped 14.27m ... swept Navy for the second time in his career, capturing the high jump (2.04m) and triple jump (14.92m) titles to lead Army to its sixth straight Star Meet win ... captured the West Point Open high jump title the following week, passing the bar at 1.99m ... stretched his career-best triple jump mark at Penn Relays with a distance of 15.14m ... smashed that mark just a week later at the outdoor Patriot League Championships, winning the event with distance of 15.32m ... jump ranks fourth all-time at Academy ... ranked 34th in the East Region to qualify for the NCAA Regional Championships ... established career-high mark in high jump at IC4As, eclipsing the bar at 2.10m ... height ranked 37th in the region to earn a second bid to the Regionals ... 2.10m ranks tied for fourth all-time at Army ... failed to record a height in high jump at Regionals ... matched indoor season-best mark of 14.94m in triple jump to wrap up junior season ... garnered multiple academic honors following the season, including USTFCCCA All-Academic Team recognitions as well as Academic All-Patriot League and Academic Honor Roll accolades. 2010: Opened the season at the Crowell Open, winning the triple jump (14.34m) and placing second in the high jump (1.99m) behind teammate Michael Hutchins ... triple jump mark met IC4A qualifying standards ... spent three consecutive Saturdays at The Armory, highlighted by IC4A-qualifying mark in the high jump (2.04m) ... had a season-highlighting weekend at indoor Patriot League Championships ... won high jump title with season-best 2.09m leap and placed third in triple jump with 2010-best 14.65m mark ... continued hot streak into Army-Navy Star Meet as he swept high jump and triple jump titles for the first time in his career ... concluded indoor season with ninth-place finish in high jump at IC4As, eclipsing the bar at 1.99m ... began outdoor season at USF Bulls Invitational, placing fourth in high jump (2.03m) ... was runner-up in the triple jump (14.51m) and took third in the high jump (2.00m) at Military T&F Championships ... turned in another great performance against Navy, winning the triple jump (14.63m) and finishing runner-up in the high jump (1.94m) ... placed fourth of 20 in the high jump (2.00m) at Larry Ellis Invitational ... recorded a season-best height at the historic Penn Relays, eclipsing the bar at 2.07m ... placed third in triple jump (14.84m) and fifth in high jump (1.99m) ... concluded the season at IC4As, failing to record a height in the high jump ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 2009: Won triple jump at Army Quad with mark of 13.87m ... completed 1-2 sweep of Navy with personal best triple jump of 14.05m ... led Army in the triple jump at indoor Patriot League Championships with mark of 14.03m to place fifth ... also had personal-best performance in the high jump at Patriots with mark of 1.94m ... won Patriot League title in the high jump with personal-best leap of 2.05m and placed fourth in the triple jump with personal-best mark of 14.62m ... scored for Army at Navy with third-place finish in high jump (1.88m) and completed 1-2 scoring sweep of triple jump with leap of 13.73m ... opened outdoor season at the USF Bulls Invitational with a win in the triple jump (13.73m) ... placed second in the triple jump with leap of 13.96m ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week after setting personal bests in both the high jump (2.02m) and triple jump (14.37m) at the Auburn Track Classic ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. High School: Lettered all four years on the Clinton High School track and field team ... competed in long, triple and high jumps, as well as 110m hurdles ... won New York state triple jump championship during senior year ... team won Tri-Valley League Championship all four years he attended ... also a two-year letterwinner on the soccer team ... was midfielder during his junior year and was the team’s second leading scorer his senior year as a forward ... an Eagle Scout ... inducted into National Honor Society. Personal: Given name is Thomas S. Wagner ... son of Lt. Col. (Ret.) Richard and Julie Wagner ... father, Richard (USMA ’77) played football and wrestled as a cadet, and was an Army combat engineer for 21 years ... has four siblings ... brothers Joe Wagner, 1LT Richard Wagner (’08), 2LT Tim Wagner (’11) and sister 2LT Beth Wagner (’09) ... physics major. • Two-time Patriot League triple jump champion (2011 outdoor; 2011 indoor) • Three-time Patriot League high jump champion (2011 indoor; 2010 indoor; 2009 outdoor) • All-Patriot League first team (2009 outdoor; 2010 indoor; 2011 indoor; 2011 outdoor) • Patriot League Field Athlete of the Meet (2011 indoor) • Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week (2/7/10; 4/4/11; 4/11/11) • Patriot League Rookie of the Week (4/7/09) • Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2009-11) • Academic All-Patriot League (2011 outdoor; 2011 indoor) • USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (2011; 2009) • NCAA Regional Qualifier (2011 high jump; 2011 triple jump; 2009 high jump)
2012 ARMY TRACK & FIELD
NAME EVENT Ashley Anthony Throws Janelle Bass Sprints Bonny Bradway Throws Crystal Christian Jumps/Sprints Dayna Cline Distances Jillian Collins Mid-Distances Katherine Collins Distances Jennifer Comfort Throws/Mid-Distances Shantel Crichlow Sprints Lindsey Danilack Multis Shelbi Doehling Multis Katrina Donarski Sprints Shalela Dowdy Mid-Distances Ashley Gordon Sprints Makeba Jeffcoat Throws Christie Johnson Multis Lisa Junta Distances Rachel King Distances Stefani King Sprints Rebecca Kratz Throws Ashtin Kurz Distances Leah Lang Hurdles Kaitlyn Love Hurdles McKenzie Majchrzak Jumps Katrina Mecklenburg Distances Briana Miller Jumps Elizabeth Moton Sprints Laurel Neposchlan Pole Vault Jessica Niemiec Multis Marcie Nordt Distances Elizabeth O’Donnell Distances Chisom Odunze Throws Azeezat Olatunde Throws Krystal Onyema Jumps Ashley Phillips Throws Chelsea Prahl Distances Mary Prakel Distances Samantha Reid Sprints Kate Roose Sprints Jari Ross Jumps Alexandra Sutherland Mid-Distances Sara Vagie Distances Jessica Waggoner Throws Jennifer West Distances
2012 WOMEN’S ROSTER
YEAR SR SO SO SO FR FR SO FR SO SO FR FR SR JR SR SR FR FR SO SR FR SO JR JR FR SO FR FR SO SR SO SR SO FR FR SR JR FR FR SR SO FR SO SR
HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL Kankakee, Ill. / Grace Baptist Academy Nashville, Tenn. / Fairfax Quinton, N.J. / Penns Grove Fayetteville, Ga. / Starr’s Mill Tampa, Fla. / C. Leon King Royal Palm Beach, Fla. / Royal Palm Beach Brookfield, Conn. / Immaculate Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks West El Paso, Texas / Capt. John L. Chapin / USMAPS Montville, N.J. / Montville Township Manhattan, Kan. / Manhattan / USMAPS Yorkville, Ill. / Yorkville / USMAPS Mobile, Ala. / S.S. Murphy Burlington, N.J. / Burlington Township Columbia, S.C. / AC Flora / USMAPS State College, Pa. / State College Area Springfield, Va. / Thomas Jefferson Franktown, Colo. / Douglas County Greensboro, N.C. / Southern Guilford Woodland Hills, Calif. / Louisville Leavenworth, Kan. / Lansing Hershey, Pa. / Quince Orchard Houston, Texas / Cypress Creek / USMAPS Manistee, Mich. / Manistee San Diego, Calif. / Cathedral Catholic Waseca, Minn. / Waseca Castle Rock, Colo. / Douglas County Springfield, Ill. / Springfield Destin, Fla. / Fort Walton Beach The Woodlands, Texas / College Park Central Valley, N.Y. / Monroe-Woodbury Pikesville, Md. / Pikesville Olney, Md. / Sherwood Las Vegas, Nev. / Faith Lutheran Mukwonago, Wis. / Mukwonago Greenville, Mich. / Greenville Senior Versailles, Ohio / Versailles Colorado Springs, Colo. / Classical Academy / USMAPS Toledo, Ohio / Toledo Christian San Antonio, Texas / Trinity Christian Academy Houston, Texas / Clear Lake Clark, N.J. / Arthur L. Johnson Minden, Nev. / Douglas / USMAPS Cape Coral, Fla. / Ft. Myers
Roster Breakdown By Event Distance.....................12 Mid-Distance............... 3 Sprints.........................8 Hurdles........................ 2 Jumps..........................4 Jumps/Sprints..............1 Throws........................8 Throws/Mid-Dis...........1 Multis..........................4 Pole Vault.....................1
By Year Senior........................ 10 Junior..........................4 Sophomore............... 14 Freshman.................. 16
2012 ARMY TRACK & FIELD
By State Connecticut.................1 Georgia........................1 Tennessee....................1 Alabama.......................1 South Carolina.............1 Virginia.........................1 North Carolina.............1 Minnesota....................1 New York.....................1 Wisconsin.....................1 Kansas......................... 2
California..................... 2 Michigan..................... 2 Maryland..................... 2 Nevada........................ 2 Ohio............................. 2 Illinois.......................... 3 Pennsylvania............... 3 Colorado..................... 3 Florida.........................4 New Jersey.................4 Texas........................... 5
2012 WOMEN’S ROSTER
Senior Throws Kankakee, Ill. Grace Baptist Academy
Sophomore Sprints Nashville, Tenn. Fairfax
Personal Bests Discus: 34.14m - Military T&F Champ., 3/26/10 Shot Put: 12.42m - Patriots, 2/19/10
Personal Bests 60m: 8.54 - The Armory, 1/29/11 200m: 28.37 - The Armory, 2/12/11
Sophomore Throws Quinton, N.J. Penns Grove
Sophomore Jumps/Sprints Fayetteville, Ga. Starr’s Mill
Personal Bests 60m: 7.94 - Patriots, 2/19/11 Long Jump: 5.41m - Crowell Open, 1/8/11
Personal Bests Javelin: 40.00m - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11
KATHERINE COLLINS Sophomore Distance Brookfield, Conn. Immaculate Personal Bests 800m: 2:27.17 - Army-Navy Dual, 2/5/11 1,500m: 4:51.20 - Army Navy Dual, 4/8/11 Mile: 5:15.48 - Patriots, 2/19/11
Sophomore Sprints El Paso, Texas Capt. John L Chapin USMAPS
Sophomore Multis Montville, N.J. Montville
Personal Bests 100m: 13.89 - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11 200m: 28.56 - Larry Ellis, 4/23/11
Personal Bests Pentathlon: 2604 - Patriots, 2/18/11 Heptathlon: 3696 - Patriots, 5/7/11
Senior Mid-Distance Mobile, Ala. S.S. Murphy
Junior Sprints Burlington, N.J. Burlington Township
Personal Bests 800m: 2:18.09 - Patriots, 5/7/11 1,000m: 3:00.28 - Army-Navy Dual, 2/5/11 3,000m-Steeple: 12:47.98 - Army-Navy Dual, 4/11/09
Personal Bests 200m: 26.79 - USF Bulls Invitational, 3/19/10 400m: 59.56 - Army-Navy Dual, 2/26/11 500m: 1:17.77 - Patriots, 2/19/11
MAKEBA JEFFCOAT Senior Throws Columbia, S.C. AC Flora USMAPS Personal Bests Hammer: 45.48m - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11 Weight: 13.21m - Army-Navy Dual, 2/5/11
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Sophomore Sprints Greensboro, N.C. Southern Guilford
Sophomore Hurdles Hershey, Pa. Quince Orchard
Personal Bests 100m: 13.11 - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11 200m: 27.50 - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11
Personal Bests 60m-H: 9.70 - The Armory, 1/15/11 100m-H: 17.07 - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11
Junior Hurdles Houston, Texas Cypress Creek USMAPS
Junior Jumps Manistee, Mich. Manistee Personal Bests High Jump: 1.73m - Penn Relays, 4/22/10 Triple Jump: 9.37m - Crowell Open, 1/9/10 Long Jump: 5.33m - Army-Navy Dual, 4/10/10 2011, 2010 Outdoor PL Champion, high jump
Personal Bests 60m-H: 8.95 - Patriots, 2/19/11 100m-H: 14.82 - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11 400m-H: 1:05.44 - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11
BRIANA MILLER Sophomore Jumps Waseca, Minn. Waseca
Personal Bests High Jump: 1.65m - Harvard Challenge, 1/22/11
Sophomore Throws Raymond, Va. Willapa Valley
Sophomore Multis Destin, Fla. Fort Walton Beach
Personal Bests Pentathlon: 1884 - Crowell Open, 1/8/11 Heptathlon: 2900 - Dick Shea Open, 3/25/11
Personal Bests Javelin: 39.41m - Patriots, 5/7/11
Senior Distance The Woodlands, Texas College Park
Sophomore Distance Central Valley, N.Y. Monroe-Woodbury
Personal Bests 1,000m: 3:16.36 - Army-Navy Dual, 2/7/09 3,000m: 10:38.90 - Valentine Inv., 2/13/09 5,000m: 18:31.85 - Patriots, 5/1/09
Personal Bests 1,500m: 4:53.70 - LSU Invitational, 4/2/11 3,000m: 10:56.73 - Carolina Classic, 3/19/11 5,000m: 17:25.81 - Larry Ellis, 4/23/11
CHISOM ODUNZE Senior Throws Pikesville, Md. Pikesville
Personal Bests Javelin: 36.67m - Patriots, 4/30/10
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Senior Distance Greenville, Mich. Greenville Senior
Junior Distance Versailles, Ohio Versailles
Personal Bests 1,500m: 2:28.29 - Dick Shea, 4/3/10 1,500m: 4:42.58 - Larry Ellis, 4/23/11 Mile: 5:15.66 - Patriots, 2/22/09 3,000m: 10:22.73 - Patriots, 2/22/09
Personal Bests 1,500m: 4:51.67 - Auburn Invite, 4/4/09 Mile: 5:26.01 - The Armory, 1/15/11 3,000m: 10:45.62 - Harvard Challenge, 1/22/11 3,000m-Steeple: 11:27.09 - Patriots, 5/7/11
Senior Jumps San Antonio, Texas Trinity Christian Academy
Sophomore Mid-Distance Houston, Texas Clear Lake
Personal Bests Long Jump: 4.99m - The Armory, 1/30/10 Triple Jump: 11.90m - Army-Navy Dual, 2/7/09 2009 Indoor PL Champion, triple jump
Personal Bests 500m: 1:20.82 - The Armory, 1/15/11 800m: 2:22.34 - Patriots, 5/6/11
Sophomore Throws Minden, Nev. Douglas USMAPS
Senior Distance Cape Coral, Fla. Ft. Myers Personal Bests 1,000m: 3:07.78 - Army-Navy Dual, 2/7/09 3,000m: 11:13.30 - Crowell Open, 1/10/09 Mile: 5:32.73 - Valentine Classic, 2/14/09 3,000m-Steeple: 11:12.85 - Patriots, 5/2/09
Personal Bests Shot Put: 11.39m - Army-Navy Dual, 4/8/11 Discus: 44.34m - Patriots, 5/6/11
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CHRISTIE JOHNSON Senior Multis State College, Pa. State College Area
Personal Bests Pentathlon: 3072 - Patriots, 2/18/11 Heptathlon: 4168 - Patriots, 5/1/09
2012 Women’s Team Captain 2011: Began the indoor season with a sixth-place finish in the pentathlon at the Crowell Open ... totaled 2942 points ... set then-career-best mark in shot put (9.29m) ... traveled to The Armory the following week, competing in the 60-meter hurdles (9.69), 4x400-meter relay (4:17.40) and high jump (1.55m) ... was a work horse for the Black Knights at the Harvard Challenge, representing Army in the high jump (1.60m), 60H (9.46) and 4x440-yard relay (4:15.7) ... high jump mark was season best ... returned to The Armory for the second time in the season ... competed in the high jump and hurdles at indoor Star Meet against Navy ... placed fifth in each with marks of 1.55m and 9.50 seconds, respectively ... traveled to The Armory the following week, matching season-best height in the high jump (1.60m) ... competed in the 60H, high jump and pentathlon at indoor Patriot League Championships ... qualified for 60H finals after placing eighth in prelims (9.51) ... time of 9.46 in finals was season best ... earned two points for Army with fifth-place height of 1.60m in high jump ... also earned a point for sixth-place total in pentathlon ... point total of 3072 in pentathlon was career high ... first heptathlon of the outdoor season was at Dick Shea Open ... totaled 3850 points for Army’s top mark and second place overall ... set season-best mark in long jump (4.70m) ... competed in three events at the outdoor Star Meet against Navy in Annapolis ... earned a point for the Black Knights with a fourth-place finish in the 200m (27.90) ... placed fifth of 23 in 200m at West Point Open, crossing the line in 28.32 ... collected four points for Army at outdoor Patriot League Championships ... earned fifth-place marks in the heptathlon (4115 points) and high jump (1.60m) ... marks in 200m (27.81), 800m (2:42.29), 100H (15.43), shot put (9.12m), and javelin (30.73m) were season bests ... 100H marked a career best. 2010: Opened the year at the Crowell Open, totaling 2958 points in the pentathlon for third place ... followed with three straight weeks at The Armory, highlighted by back-to-back 1.60-meter high jumps and 60-meter hurdles in 9.68 seconds ... returned to the pentathlon at the indoor Patriot League Championships, placing seventh with 2982 points ... matched career-best high jump height of 1.65m ... tied for second place with teammate McKenzie Majchrzak in the high jump at indoor Star Meet against Navy in Annapolis ... eclipsed the bar at 1.65m ... opened outdoor season at USF Bulls Invitational, competing in the long jump (4.44m), high jump (NH) and 100H (19.73) ... set season-best mark in the 100H the following week at Military T&F Championships, crossing the line in 16.70 ... earned a point for the Black Knights in outdoor Star Meet against Navy ... placed fourth with Army’s second-best height of 1.55m in the high jump ... had a successful weekend at the outdoor Patriot League Championships, collecting a point for Army by placing sixth in the heptathlon with 3831 points ... set season-best marks in the 200m (29.26), long jump (4.61m) and shot put (8.82m) which establishing a career-high toss in the javelin (33.89m) ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 2009: Scored in both the 60m hurdles (9.30) and high jump (1.60m) vs. Navy ... 60H time was career best ... matched top indoor personal mark in high jump (1.60m) to score at the indoor Patriot League Championships with sixth place finish ... opened the indoor season with second-place finish in the high jump at the Crowell Open (1.55m) ... set then-collegiate high jump best of 1.60m at the Army Quad to place third ... earned the bronze medal in the heptathlon at the Patriot League championships with a personal-best 4168 points, including a career-best high jump of 1.65m ... was second in the high jump (1.60m) and third in the 100m hurdles (15.83) at Navy ... set then-outdoor collegiate personal-best of 1.61m in the high jump during the heptathlon at the Dick Shea Invitational ... tied for second the following day in the high jump with mark of 1.60m ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. High School: Four-year letterwinner on State College Area High School track and field team ... competed in 100m and 300m hurdles and high jump ... was a 300m hurdle state meet qualifier junior year ... placed fifth at the indoor state meet in the high jump ... was 100m hurdle and high jump state meet qualifier during senior season ... placed eighth at the indoor state meet in the high jump ... team claimed district championship in all but her freshman season ... also a two-year letterwinner on district champion cross country team ... captained the squad senior year ... volunteered with USMC Toys for Tots ... earned Marine Corps League Distinguished Service Award. Personal: Given name is Christina Johnson ... daughter of Gregory and Madeline Johnson ... father, Gregory, retired from the Marine Corps as a lieutenant colonel ... was also football and track and field athlete at the University of Hawaii (’71) ... mother, Madeline, swam for the University of Delaware (’71) ... two brothers, Greg and 2nd Lt. J.R. Johnson (West Point ’08) ... paternal grandfather, Col. (Ret.) James E. Johnson, served in the Marine Corps as a Naval aviator in World War II, Korea and Vietnam ... was also and football and track field athlete at the University of Missouri ... maternal grandfather, 1st Lt. (Ret.) Raymond Reidinger, served in the Marines as an Infantry officer in the occupation of Japan (Sasebo) ... was also on the gymnastics team at Princeton ... enjoys biking, swimming, camping ... lists Rebecca Donaghue, Artie Gilkes and Eddie LeBaron as favorite athletes ... environmental engineering major. • Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2009-10)
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Senior Throws Wo o dl a n d H i l l s, Ca l i f. Louisville
Personal Bests Javelin: 40.14m - Yale Springtime, 5/1/11
2012 Women’s Team Captain 2011: Continued to improve in just third season of throwing the javelin ... opened the outdoor season with 32.78m toss at Carolina Spring Break Classic in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico ... returned stateside to earn seventh place among 22 throwers with distance of 35.35m at Dick Shea Open ... eclipsed 36-meter mark for the first time in her career at LSU Invitational, throwing for 36.62m for 10th place among a stacked field of 13 ... winner at LSU meet placed fifth in the country at NCAA Championships, while three of top four competed at NCAAs ... earned points at the Army-Navy Star Meet for the first time in her career, placing fourth with Army’s second-best throw of 36.44m ... stretched season- and career-best distance to 36.92m at Larry Ellis Invitational ... established career mark at Yale Springtime Invitational, tossing for 40.14m to earn third place in a field of 17 ... concluded the season by earning two points for Army at outdoor Patriot League Championships with fifth-place throw of 39.47m ... career-best mark attained in 2011 season was 10 meters farther than first collegiate competition’s distance in 2009. 2010: Showed a marked improvement in second season of throwing the javelin ... opened the year at USF Bulls Invitational, passing best mark of 2009 season on her first attempt ... placed 11th of 18 with a distance of 31.57m ... improved the following meet with 31.57m toss at Military T&F Championships, winning her heat and placing seventh overall ... continued to rise in third straight meet, throwing for 34.55m for fourth place of seven at Dick Shea Open ... placed third in Army-dominated event at outdoor Star Meet against Navy ... bumped season-best distance to 34.83m ... hit stride at Larry Ellis Invitational, establishing career-best 35.68m for sixth place of 13 ... threw for fifth place at Yale Springtime Invitational (35.08m) ... placed 14th of 16 at outdoor Patriot League Championships (33.32m) ... fell short of a postseason-qualifying mark in season finale at NYC Qualifying Challenge, tossing for 32.25m ... named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 2009: Threw javelin for the first time competitively at season-opening meet, USF Bulls Invitational ... placed 11th of 17 with Army’s second-best throw of 30.14m ... followed with a distance of 29.11m at Dick Shea Open ... hit season-best mark of 31.39m at Pennsylvania Invitational, placing 10th of 23 for the Black Knights’ best finish ... threw in outdoor Star Meet against Navy (27.21m) ... earned season’s second-best distance at Yale Invitational, placing third of 15 with an Army-best mark of 30.94m ... concluded first season of collegiate competition at outdoor Patriot League Championships, throwing the javelin 30.69m. High School: Ran cross country and played softball at Louisville High School ... captained both teams ... did not compete in track and field until coming to West Point. Personal: Rebecca Marie Kratz ... born Sept. 11, 1989 ... daughter of Irene and Rick Kratz ... sister Margaret is an Ensign in the Coach Guard ... brother Anthony (USMA ’13) ... cousin played soccer at Navy ... sister ran track at the Coast Guard Academy ... names her cousin, Nick Copare, as her biggest role mole because he is an 0-4 in the Army and has gone through two deployments, is fluent in Arabic, is a Wounded Warrior, and has his Masters in International Relations ... also considers her sister a role model, saying “she is the kind of officer I strive to be” and also is a talented sprinter ... initially wanted to play softball at the Academy but was fascinated by javelin during her first summer at West Point ... credits her success to throwers coach Knut Hjeltnes ... chose West Point so she could serve her country and because of the chemical engineering program ... likes to paint in her free time ... majoring in chemical engineering. • Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2010)
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Event 60m 60m H 200m 400m 500m 800m 1,000m Mile 3,000m 5,000m 4x440yd R 4x400m R 4x800 R DMR HJ PV LJ SP WT TJ Hept.
2011 Women’s Indoor Season Bests
Event Athlete 60m Hallie Huggins 60m H Tonya Stallard 200m Tonya Stallard 400m Ashley Gordon 500m Ashley Gordon 800m Carissa Hauck 1,000m Shalela Dowdy Mile Cecelia Forshee 3,000m Courtney Clement 5,000m Courtney Clement 4x440yd R C. Hauck, A. Gordon K. Love, H. Huggins 4x400m R K. Love, A. Gordon C. Hauck, H. Huggins 4x800 R A. Sutherland, C. Hauck S. Dowdy, M. Prakel DMR S. Dowdy, C. Forshee A. Sutherland, K. Collins HJ McKenzie Majchrzak PV Kaci Clark LJ Crystal Christian SP Lenora Earley WT Victoria Carpenter TJ Jarietta Ross Pent. Tonya Stallard
Meet PL Championships Army-Navy Dual PL Championships SNATA II PL Championships SNATA III Harvard Challenge PL Championships PL Championships PL Championships Harvard Challenge
2011 Men’s Indoor Season Bests
Athlete Alfred McDaniel Domonick Sylve Domonick Sylve Michael Hutchins Taylor Kensy Chris Jones Alexis Torre-Santiago Alexis Torre-Santiago Bryce Livingston Bryce Livingston T. Kensy, J. Cayton C. Smith, C. Michels C. Smith, J. Cayton T. Kensy, M. Hutchins C. Jones, C. Wagner T. Meyer, C. Helis A. Santiago, J. Cayton T. Meyer, B. Livingston Thomas Wagner Justin Harris Michael Hutchins Scott Geary Matthew Dillon Thomas Wagner Michael Bliss
Meet IC4A Champ. PL Championships PL Championships PL Championships IC4A Champ. IC4A Champ. SNATA III SNATA II Army-Navy Dual PL Championships Harvard Challenge
Time/Mark 6.85 7.76 21.97 49.32 1:04.14 1:50.43 2:25.04 4:09.74 8:27.81 14:14.07 3:21.08
PL Championships 7:35.80 PL Championships 9:59.92 Army-Navy Dual Army-Navy Dual PL Championships PL Championships Harvard Challenge PL Championships PL Championships
2.09m 4.80m 7.25m 16.10m 16.10m 14.94m 4868
Time/Mark 7.90 8.82 25.92 1:00.50 1:17.77 2:20.54 3:00.28 5:04.11 10:15.95 17:42.04 4:03.83
PL Championships 3:56.39 PL Championships 9:26.84 PL Championships 12:36.97 SNATA II SNATA III Crowell Open PL Championships SNATA II Army-Navy Dual PL Championships
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1.70m 3.80m 5.41m 12.19m 13.94m 11.24m 3260
Event 100m 200m 400m 800m 1,500m 3,000m 3,000-Steeple 5,000m 10,000m 110m-H 400m-H 4x100m R 4x400m R 4x800m R HJ LJ TJ PV SP Discus Hammer Javelin Decathlon
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Athlete Alfred McDaniel Domonick Syvle Michael Hutchins Alexis Torre-Santiago Alexis Torre-Santiago Daniel Nix Barrett LeHardy Mike Mitchell Brian Morenus Domonick Sylve Taylor Kensy D. Sylve, A. McDaniel C. Michels, M. Hutchins M. Hutchins, T. Kensy C. Smith, C. Jones C. Wagner, B. Livingston A. Torre-Santiago, C. Jones Thomas Wagner Alfred McDaniel Thomas Wagner Justin Harris Scott Geary Grady Davis Nicholas Snoad Heath Patrick David Linder
Meet IC4As Patriots LSU Invitational IC4As LSU Invitational Puerto Rico IC4As Navy Bison Classic NCAAs Patriots Patriots
Time/Mark 10.62 21.64 47.85 1:49.76 3:51.65 8:44.37 9:05.13 14:34.41 31:00.68 13.62 53.43 41.05
IC4As Patriots Patriots Larry Ellis Patriots Yale Springtime IC4As LSU Invitational Dick Shea
2.10m 7.29m 15.32m 4.95m 16.38m 48.59m 56.64m 56.50m 6466 pts.
2011 Women’s Outdoor Season Bests
Event Athlete 100m Hallie Huggins 200m Tonya Stallard 400m Ashley Gordon 800m Shalela Dowdy 1,500m Chelsea Prahl 3,000m Courtney Clement 5,000m Liz O’Donnell 3,000m-Steeple Mary Prakel 100m-H Tonya Stallard 400m-H Kaitlyn Love 4x100 R K. Love, T. Stallard C. Christian, H. Huggins 4x400 R K. Love, A. Gordon C. Hauck, H. Huggins 4x800 R S. Dowdy, A. Sutherland A. Gordon, C. Hauck HJ McKenzie Majchrzak PV Kaci Clark LJ Kaci Clark TJ Jarietta Ross SP Tonya Stallard Discus Jessica Waggoner Hammer Makeba Jeffcoat Javelin Lenora Earley Heptathlon Tonya Stallard
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Meet Patriots Navy Patriots Patriots Larry Ellis Puerto Rico Larry Ellis Patriots Patriots Navy Puerto Rico
Time/Mark 12.56 26.63 1:00.04 2:18.09 4:42.58 10:28.41 17:25.81 11:27.08 14.16 1:05.44 49.27
Larry Ellis ECACs Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots Yale Springtime Dick Shea Patriots
1.70m 3.76m 5.53m 11.20m 12.19m 44.34m 45.48m 40.93m 4696 pts.
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The importance of the first Army-Navy football game in developing athletics — and certainly track and field — at West Point is clear. Losing to the Midshipmen in that opening game in 1890 made the members of the Corps, as well as staff and faculty, work that much harder to change that result. Thus, the stage was set for the establishment of other sports at the Academy. In 1893 it was called “Field Day.” Track and field competition was held between the classes. At first, Field Day consisted of teams of five competitors from each class. The Class of 1896 was the inaugural winner and received a banner from the Army Officers Athletic Association. One year after the first Field Day was held, the rules of the competition were changed, allowing two competitors from each class in each event. During the first competition, all athletes were required to compete in all events. The change brought instant improvement in the performances. A spring Field Day remained a fixture of the athletic schedule at West Point, and later a winter competition was added as well.
Great Teams and Great Coaches
Intercollegiate track and field competition began in 1921 when Army defeated Tufts 93-33. The first coach was Lt. Elmer Q. Oliphant, a former two-time All-American halfback for the Army football team (1916-17) and a National Football Foundation Hall of Fame selection in 1955. Oliphant coached the track team for two years, leading them to an unblemished 3-0 record the second season. After a two-year stint by Lt. Eugene L. Vidal, the Athletic Association turned to Leo Novak to establish a solid program. Novak, who also coached basketball at West Point, laid the foundation for Army’s traditionally strong outdoor program. Novak led the track squad to 22 straight victories over the course of four seasons. He spent 25 years at the Academy, compiling a 9624 record before resigning at the close of the 1949 season. He also established an indoor track program in 1942, going 11-2 before wrapping
1987 Women’s Track & Field
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up his coaching career in 1949. Novak’s outdoor squads won four Heptagonal Championships, one Nonagonal title and finished first at the IC4A Championships three times. His Army teams also had two second-place finishes at the IC4A meet, along with a second and a third at the national AAU Championships. Jess Mortensen, a former worldrecord decathlete and NCAA javelin champion at Southern California, succeeded Novak and served as cross country and track coach in 1950 and 1951. His first cross country team finished with a 7-1 record, won the Heptagonal Championship and took runner-up honors at the IC4A meet. Mortensen’s indoor track teams posted identical 4-0 records during his two-year stint, and his 1951 squad won the indoor Heps. Carleton Crowell succeeded Mortensen and continued Army’s long string of success on the track. Crowell guided Army teams to 351 victories and a dozen Heptagonal championships — five indoors, three outdoors and four in cross country. All but one indoor and outdoor track and field record was shattered during his 25-year tenure. Crowell suffered a fatal heart attack on September 5, 1975, at the age of 62. Capt. Mel Pender, a former Olympian serving as an assistant at West Point, coached the 1975-76 indoor team and the 1976 outdoor unit. Then John Randolph, former head track and cross country coach at William & Mary, was named the head coach. Randolph remained at the Academy for three seasons before accepting a similar position at Florida. While at Army, Randolph accumulated a 28-2-1 record indoors and a 14-3 outdoor mark. In 1979, the women’s track and field team made its debut, compiling a 6-2 record under Capt. Chuck Hunsaker, who went 14-3 in three seasons at West Point. Sue Kellett captained that inaugural squad, which defeated Barnard 82-13 in its first meet. During their first season, the Black Knights finished third at the New York State Championships. Army won the New York State AIAW Division III title in 1981 and took runner-up honors a year later. That same year, 1982, Army finished first in the Division III championship meet and third at the national championships. Ron Bazil, head track coach at Adelphi, succeeded Randolph on the men’s side in 1980 and Craig Sherman on the women’s side in 1983. During a splendid 16-year stint at Army, Bazil joined Carleton Crowell as one of only six coaches to win 300 contests in any men’s or women’s sport at West Point. Bazil guided the Army men’s and women’s programs into the Patriot League era in 1992, bringing home 18 championship trophies during his tenure at West Point. In 1994, his men’s indoor track team posted a perfect 5-0 record and placed second at Heptagonals. He also led the Army women to four Hep crowns and seven league titles, while developing 14 male and female All-Americans. When Bazil departed for Tulane following the 1994-95 season, Director of Athletics Al Vanderbush turned to veteran Jerry Quiller, a
Shortly after Grover Cleveland began his second term as President of the 44-state nation, the track and field program at West Point was born. With the dream of the first modern Olympic Games still a twinkle in the eye of the Baron Pierre de Coubertin, track and field competition began at the United States Military Academy in the spring of 1893, three years after baseball and football were established as official athletic activities for the Corps of Cadets.
Recruiting is the lifeblood of any successful program, and Army’s legendary coaches have brought in many outstanding individual performers throughout the long history of the sport. Perhaps the most famous was George S. Patton, Class of 1909, who starred on the Army track and field team and later competed in the modern pentathlon at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. One of the finest West Point athletes was Richard Shea, a 1952 USMA graduate. Shea enlisted in the Army in 1944 and served as a staff sergeant in the 53rd Constabulary Regiment in Nuremberg, Germany. A native of Portsmouth, Va., he did not compete in cross country until entering the Army, but he went on to win the European 1,500 and 5,000-meter championships. Shea entered West Point Richard Shea, European Champion
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in 1948, served as a cadet captain and was the recipient of the Army Athletic Association Trophy presented to the top senior athlete. He won 16 major intercollegiate middle distance and cross country championships and set seven indoor and outdoor Academy track records. He also qualified for the 1952 Olympic Games in the 10,000. Shea was assigned to Korea following graduation and died in action on July 8, 1953, at Sokkogae, trying to repel Communist “suicide attacks” during the Korean Conflict. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for wartime bravery, the 77th Medal of Honor awarded during the Korean War. West Point’s outdoor track and field facility — Shea Stadium — is dedicated in his honor. Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin Jr., the former NASA astronaut who was the Lunar Module Pilot for the Apollo 11 flight that completed the first manned Moon landing in 1969, competed in track at West Point. During his last year, 1951, Aldrin finished second in the pole vault at the IC4A Championships, clearing 13-6. His career best was 13-8, just 1/8 of an inch shy of the Academy record at that time. Another noted astronaut, Ed White, scored in the 400 hurdles at the NCAA Championships in 1952. White became the first American to walk in space in June of 1965. Tragically, he was killed on Jan. 27, 1967, in a fire during a preflight test on what would have become the Apollo 1 mission. In 1960, Army track and field’s Ron Zinn became the first to compete in the Olympics while still a cadet, placing 19th in the 20-kilometer walk at the Rome games. Zinn competed again in the 1964 Olympic Games, held in Tokyo, delivering one of the finest performances by an American in the 20k walk by placing sixth. Tragically, he was killed in action in Vietnam on July 7, 1965, as a first lieutenant. Since 1977, USA Track and Field has awarded the Captain Ron Zinn Memorial Award annually to the top race walker in the country. Another of Army’s outstanding competitors was Bill Straub, a 1964 graduate. Straub shared the 5,000 championship at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in his senior year. The native of nearby Mt. Kisco, N.Y., finished in a dead heat with Jim Murphy of Air Force at Eugene, Ore. Straub, whose time of 14 minutes, 12.3 seconds set an NCAA Championship meet record, is the only male Army runner to win a national title in the history of the program. Curt Alitz, the son of former Army wrestling coach LeRoy Alitz, is considered another of Army’s finest distance men. An All-American in cross country, Alitz was also successful on the track. In 1978 he won the 10,000 at the Heptagonal Championships and the two-mile run at the IC4A Tyno Carter, All-American
Curt Alitz, five-time All-American
former national cross country “Coach of the Year” at the University of Colorado and a well-known figure on the international track and cross country scene. Quiller, who served as an assistant coach on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team in Sydney, Australia, guided the Army men’s and women’s cross country and track teams to 37 Patriot League titles in 13 seasons on the job. He won a Patriot League title in either cross country or track and field in each of his 13 years at the Academy and was named the Patriot League “Coach of the Year” an astounding 22 times. As one of the most successful coaches in Army history, ‘Q’ went out on top, coaching the women’s team to their first outdoor Patriot League title in 10 years and earning 2008 Women’s Outdoor Track Coach of the Year honors from the Patriot League. He also earned one last trip to the NCAA Championships as distance runner John Mickowski advanced to the national competition under his leadership. A new era begins this season with the arrival of Troy Engle as the head coach of both the track and field and cross country teams. Engle, who previously served as an assistant coach for Army in two separate stints under both Bazil and Quiller in the mid-90’s, brings a tremendous amount of collegiate and international coaching experience to West Point. Just prior to arriving at Army, Engle led the U.S. Paralympic track and field team at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. His efforts led to an improvement in the team’s medal count, placing the Americans second to only the host nation.
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Alma Cobb, Army Athletics Hall of Fame inductee
ARMY TRACK & FIELD HISTORY
Pontius, who shattered the Academy record in the decathlon and earned a trip to the NCAA Championships in that demanding event. Pontius placed 12th at NCAAs in 1997 while boasting the top javelin throw in the competition. The class of 2002 gave Army three outstanding distance runners in Will Wyche, Clint Tisserand and Clay Schwabe. In 2001, Wyche became just the fourth runner in the history of the Patriot League to capture the individual conference title twice, while Tisserand ended his junior season as an NCAA provisional qualifier in the steeplechase. Schwabe, considered one of the finest distance runners in the history of the United States Military Academy, became an NCAA All-American in the 1,500 in 2001. That same season he took his talents to the international level, where he finished sixth in the 1,500 at the U.S. Track and Field Championships. Schwabe also shattered the school record in the mile, joining Browne as the only Army harriers to ever eclipse the elusive four-minute barrier. Plebes Tracy Hanlon and Alma Cobb became the first Army women to earn All-American recognition in track and field in 1981. Hanlon placed sixth in the long jump at the nationals with a leap of 17-8 ¾, while Cobb was fourth in the shot put with a toss of 42-6. Hanlon and Cobb repeated those successes in 1982. Cobb was fifth in the discus (132-3) and first in the heptathlon (4,895 points), while Hanlon won the long jump event with a top mark of 19-3, which stood for several years as the Academy and meet record. Also in 1982, Army’s Ann Buckingham took third in the high jump, and the mile relay quartet of Teresa Southworth, Buckingham, Michelle Walla and Mary List won a national championship with a time of 4:01.12. In 1983, Hanlon became an All-American at the NCAA Division II Championships by finishing second in the heptathlon with 5,402 points. She was also second in 1984 and fifth in the Division I heptathlon with 5,550 points, which still remains the Academy record today. In 1986, Pam Pearson gained All-American honors at the NCAA Division II meet in the long jump and triple jump, while Teresa Sobiesk — perhaps the greatest female distance runner in Academy history — was fourth in the 5,000 to earn her first All-America plaque. Sobiesk, a 1989 graduate, still owns five Army records — three outdoors and two indoors. Pearson owns the rare distinction of being a two-time All-American in two different sports — track and basketball. Pearson and Cobb have since been inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame. Sobiesk, a 2010 inductee into the Army Sports Hall of Fame, starred on one of the finest Army squads of all-time, the 1988 team that boasted five All-Americans and placed eighth as a team at the national championships. Sobiesk won the NCAA title in the 5,000 and also placed sixth in the 10k. Kim Seminiano (long jump), Sigrun Denny (3,000) and Lisa Benitez (10,000) also earned All-American plaudits. One of Army’s finest women’s track and field athletes of all-time
Dan Browne, 2004 Olympian
meet. In 1977, he captured the Penn Relays 10-kilometer as well as the 3,000 steeplechase and the 5,000 at Heps. Alitz, who broke five Academy standards gained All-American honors twice indoors in the threemile and three times outdoors — twice in the 10,000 and once more in the 5,000. His mark on the Academy’s athletic history was recognized in 2008 when he was inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame. A former Army Athletic Association Award recipient and a two-time Heptagonal Champion, Dennis Trujillo also earned All-American citations in the indoor two-mile run and the outdoor three-mile event in 1975. He and Alitz established a tradition of excellence for Army distance teams that has remained one of the best in the East. Cardell Williams earned a pair of All-American certificates in the 800m during the 1983 season, and Tom Szoka did the same two years later. Tyno Carter was All-American in the 5,000 in 1988, and Jason Stewart, Mike Bernstein and Dan Browne were all among the nation’s best distance runners in the mid-1990’s. In 1994, Stewart earned the rare distinction of copping All-American honors in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, placing as high as third in the 5,000 at the 1994 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Browne earned outdoor All-American honors in the 5,000 in 1996 and the 10,000 in 1997. He seemed headed toward a possible national title during his senior campaign before suffering a disappointing leg injury. During a remarkable three-week stretch in the winter, Browne shattered Academy indoor records in three different events — the mile, the 3,000 and the 5,000 — at three different meets. In Army’s dual meet win over Navy, he became the first Cadet ever to run a sub fourminute mile, clocking a 3:59.31. In 1998, Browne was named “Runner of the Year” by Runner’s World magazine and in 2004 he competed in the Olympic Games held in Athens. Browne’s achievements place him as one of the best athletes in the history of the U.S. Military Academy, as in 2005 he was part of the second class ever inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame. Hammer thrower Gerald Ingalls, a former walk-on who went on to break Army records and earn All-America recognition in the 35-pound weight and hammer throws, joined Stewart and Browne at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials in Atlanta. Ingalls reached the finals of that prestigious event and placed fourth overall. Ingalls was selected as an alternate on the 2000 Olympic team, finishing fourth during those trials. One of the finest athletes to pass through West Point’s iron gates in quite some time was 1997 graduate Jon Anita Allen, 2004 Olympian
Adam Burke, two-time All-American
2003 and 2004, advancing to the NCAA Championships in both years and placing ninth and 11th, respectively. He set the Army javelin throw record of 236-4 in his final outing at the 2004 NCAA Championships. In 2008, John Mickowski earned a trip to the NCAA championships after becoming the first Army track and field athlete to win the Regional championships. Mickowski surprised the field with a stellar run in the 1500m. Domonick Sylve capped off his stellar career in 2011 by becoming the Army men’s 20th All-American when he placed 11th in the 110-meter hurdles for second-team honors. Sylve shaved .05 seconds off the school record in the process, clocking a time of 13.62 seconds. Army’s men have continued to shine at the Patriot League Championships. Army ran its streak of consecutive outdoor titles to 16 while also adding a 12th indoor title in 2007, giving the Black Knights 28 total championships in 34 attempts to date since joining the league. Their impressive outdoor streak ended with a second place finish in 2008, but the women’s team came through to win their eighth Patriot League outdoor title. Additionally, distance runner Jonathan Anderson and sprinter Ebony Thomas both claimed the Outstanding Track Athlete of the Meet honors, continuing the long history of star cadet-athletes in the Hudson Valley. The men claimed back-to-back indoor conference tiles in 2009 and 2010, while head coach Troy Engle was honored as the Patriot League Coach of the Year at the conclusion of both seasons. The Black Knight men earned a pair of second-place finishes at the 2011 Patriot League indoor and outdoor championships, while the women placed fourth and sixth, respectively. Army tied a Patriot League season high with four invites to the NCAA Regional Championships including Sylve, a three-time regional qualifier.
Mike Mai, silver medalist at 2011 Pan American Games
was 1990 grad Diana Wills. A 12-time All-American long and triple jumper, Wills earned a spot on the 1996 Olympic squad in the triple jump after finishing third at the Olympic Trials. Wills shattered Academy records in the triple jump both indoors (43-3) and outdoors (44-11 ¾), as well as in the outdoor long jump (20½). An eight-time Heptagonal champion (four long jump, four triple jump), Wills is also a member of the Academy record-setting sprint medley relay. From 1988-90, she won four Division II national titles in the triple jump (three outdoors, one indoors), and she even earned three All-American citations at the Division I level. Her remarkable accomplishments made her a member of first class ever inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Browne was joined by Anita Allen ’00 on the U.S. Olympic team at the 2004 Athens Games. Browne qualified for a pair of events, the 10,000-meter run and the marathon. A two-time All-American, Browne was the first American to cross the finish line in the 10K, placing 12th overall. He finished 65th in the marathon. Allen, meanwhile, competed in the modern pentathlon, where she won the equestrian discipline and finished 18th out of 32 competitors. Patriot League champion and Army relay record holding Lorenzo Smith is the most recent track and field graduate to compete in the Olympics. He competed in the 2006 Torino games in the bobsled. Sprinter and hurdler Yolanda McCray was also dominant in the Patriot League throughout her Army career. The rest of the conference was probably glad to see her graduate in 1998 after she captured the conference title in the 100 hurdles four consecutive years. In 2002, McCray was joined by javelin thrower Susan Warnick as the only Army competitors to win four consecutive titles at the conference championships in their respective events. Army’s last two-time AllAmerican was javelin thrower Adam Burke. Burke won the Patriot League title in both
Domonick Sylve, Army’s most recent All-American
2012 ARMY TRACK & FIELD
ARMY TRACK & FIELD HISTORY
MEN’S INDOOR Event 55m 60m 200m 400m 500m 800m 1,000m 1,500m Mile 3,000m 5,000m 55m-H 60m-H LJ TJ HJ PV SP WT 4x400 R 4x800 R DMR Pent.
Athlete Meet (Date) Tony Dedmond Navy (2/21/70) Alfred McDaniel Patriots (2/21/10) Reggie Anderson IC4As (3/4/00) Derric Anderson Heps (2/28/81) Bob Mabrey Navy (2/18/83) Kevin Williams Boston Univ. (2/17/91) Clay Schwabe Patriots (2/18/01) Cardell Williams (2/18/83) Dan Browne Navy (2/1/97) Dan Browne West Point (1/18/97) Dan Browne Boston (1/25/97) Domonick Sylve IC4As (3/7/10) Domonick Sylve Patriots (2/19/11) Jeff Weaver Patriots (2/21/04) Ryan McKee Navy (2/6/99) Jon Pontius IC4A (3/2/96) Darrin Hinman West Point (1/18/97) Duance Fuller Heps (2/24/79) Brian Gebhardt Millrose (2/4/00) C. Smith, J. Cayton IC4A (3/6/11) T. Kensy, M. Hutchins J. Stewart, C. Mozina Heps (2/27/83) B. Oschner, C. Williams R. Lee, J Pates Mobile Invite (2/25/95) D. Browne, M. Bernstein Jon Pontius IC4As (3/2/96)
55m 60m 200m 400m 500m 800m 1,000m 1,500m Mile 3,000m 5,000m 55m-H 60m-H LJ TJ HJ PV SP WT 4x400 R 4x800 R DMR
Kathy Harrison Tiffany Martin Ebony Thomas Ebony Thomas Jen Popku Roxanne Theobald Ashley Urick Lori Fleming Catherine Gaffigan Teresa Sobiesk Teresa Sobiesk Yolanda McCray Lauren Rowe Kathy Harrison Diana Wills Kim Seminiano Kaci Clark Sara Fields Heather Lawson E. Thomas, K. Grant C. Hauck, L. Boyd S. Tuggle, L. Fleming R. Major, M. List A. Allison, A. Albano R. Theobald, C. Gaffigan
MEN’S OUTDOOR Time/Mark 6.0hy 6.85 21.78 47.63 1:03.10 1:49.63 2:23.64 3:45.85 3:59.37 7:57.43 13:42.40 7.32 7.76 7.54m 15.70m 2.15m 5.23m 17.41m 20.36m 3:12.65 7:26.75 9:43.88 4001 points
Event Athlete 100m Trent Cuthbert 200m Bob Kyasky 400m Derric Anderson 800m Cardell Williams 1,500m Clay Schwabe Mile Clay Schwabe 3k-Steep Aaron Pogue 5,000m Dan Browne 10,000m Dan Browne 110m-H Domonick Sylve 400m-H Ivory Carson LJ Jeff Weaver TJ Jeff Weaver HJ Brian Smith PV Darrin Hinman SP Kris Terrill Discus Travis Pendleton HT Gerald Ingalls Javelin^ Steve Kreider Javelin@ Adam Burke 4x100 R L. Smith, R. Anderson O. Thompson, C. Smith 4x400 R R. Anderson, G. Londo J. Jones, D. Capps ^Prior 1986 rule change @Post 1986 rule change
Time/Mark 10.3h 20.6hys 46.80 1:47.64 3:38.53 3:58.91 8:43.00 13:46.1 28:27.64 13.62 50.99 7.88m 16.16m 2.15m 5.15m 17.38m 57.27m 69.97m 80.53m 72.05m 40.73
Penn Relays (4/27/00)
West Point (11/26/83) Navy (2/7/04) Valentine (2/13/09) Valetine (2/10/07) Boston (2/13/99) ECACs (3/2/96) Boston (2/10/06) Heps (2/26/83) Navy (2/3/95) Heps (2/23/86) West Point (12/4/87) Navy (2/7/98) Navy (2/15/03) Yale Invite (2/4/84) (3/10/90) (2/26/89) Armory (2/12/11) Patriots (2/22/04) Navy (2/6/99) Armory (2/29/08)
6.96 7.24 24.50 55.73 1:15.78 2:11.10 2:53.44 4:33.55 4:50.3h 9:45.56 16:33.50 8.04 8.73 6.11m 13.18m 1.79m 3.80m 15.25m 17.99m 3:49.46
Mobile Invite (2/25/95)
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Meet (Date) Navy (4/18/81) West Point (5/28/55) Heps (5/3/81) NCAAs (6/2/83) U.S. Nationals (6/24/01) G. Spike (7/11/01) Monmouth (4/20/90) Mt. Sac (4/20/96) World Univ. (8/30/97) NCAAs (6/9/11) IC4As (5/22/76) Patriots (4/30/04) Patriots (5/1/04) Patriots (5/7/94) Yale (4/26/97) Patriots (5/2/98) Albany (5/10/02) UConn (4/20/96) Penn (4/28/79) NCAAs (6/10/04) Navy (4/8/00)
100m Kathy Harrison Heps (5/6/84) 200m Ebony Thomas Patriots (5/3/08) 400m Dominique McLeggan Navy (4/16/05) 800m Mary List Heps (5/6/84) 1,500m Ashley Urick NCAA Regional (5/29/04) Mile Ashley Urick Penn Relays (4/29/06) 3k-Steep Myra Markey NCAA Regional (5/29/04) 5,000m Teresa Sobiesk Penn Relays (4/23/86) 10,000m Teresa Sobiesk NCAAs (6/1/88) 100m-H Tracy Hanlon St. John’s (4/21/84) 400m-H Tanesha Hodge Patriots (5/7/94) Katelin Grant Patriots (5/5/07) LJ Diana Wills Navy (4/9/88) TJ Diana Wills NCAAs (5/26/90) HJ Kim Seminiano Heps (5/7/89) PV Kaci Clark Puerto Rico (3/19/11) SP Kim Nash Navy (4/1/95) Discus Ashley Albritton Albany (5/10/02) HT Heather Lawson RPI (5/15/98) Javelin Tracy Hanlon Penn (4/25/84) 4x100 R D. McLeggan, T. Martin Navy (4/16/05) E. Perez, M. Venable-Thomas 4x400 R M. List, M. Collins Penn Relays (4/23/83) K. Turner, P. Pearson 4x800 R S. Tuggle, R. Major Heps (5/5/85) L. Fleming, M. List
11.79 24.15 54.34 2:09.04 4:23.44 4:45.64 10:53.51 16:26.8h 33:48.70 13.7h 1:00.42 1:00.42 6.11m 13.71m 1.80m 3.75m 14.85m 48.40m 58.21m 49.01m 46.61 3:46.5h 8:53.63
MEN’S ALL-AMERICANS Athlete Event Place Bill Straub 5,000m T-1st John Graham hammer throw 6th John Graham hammer throw 4th Larry Hart weight throw 3rd Dale Frederick weight throw 5th Dennis Trujillo 2-mile 6th Dennis Trujillo 3-mile 5th Curt Alitz 3-mile 4th Curt Alitz 5,000m 4th Curt Alitz 10,000m 4th Dave Wiener hammer throw 8th Curt Alitz 3-mile 7th Curt Alitz 10,000m 7th Cardell Williams 800m 3rd Cardell Williams 800m 9th Tom Szoka 800m 6th Tyno Carter 5,000m 7th Jason Stewart 5,000m 5th Jason Stewart 5,000m 3rd Mike Bernstein 3,000m * Gerald Ingalls weight throw 13th Dan Browne 5,000m 6th Dan Browne 10,000m 4th Jon Pontius decathlon 12th Mike Ross 5,000m 11th Brian Gebhardt weight throw 13th Clay Schwabe 1,500m 8th Adam Burke javelin 9th Adam Burke javelin 11th Domonick Sylve 110m hurdles 11th
Season (O/I) 1964 (O) 1966 (O) 1967 (O) 1968 (I) 1969 (I) 1975 (I) 1975 (O) 1977 (I) 1977 (O) 1977 (O) 1977 (O) 1978 (I) 1978 (O) 1983 (I) 1983 (O) 1985 (I) 1987 (O) 1994 (I) 1994 (O) 1995 (I) 1996 (I) 1996 (O) 1997 (O) 1997 (O) 1999 (I) 2000 (I) 2001 (O) 2003 (O) 2004 (O) 2011 (O)
*Finished among top eight Americans
WOMEN’S ALL-AMERICANS Athlete Event Place Alma Cobb shot put 4th Tracy Hanlon long jump 6th Alma Cobb discus 5th Alma Cobb heptathlon 1st Ann Buckingham high jump T-3rd Tracy Hanlon long jump 1st Teresa Southworth mile relay 1st Ann Buckingham Michelle Walla Mary List Tracy Hanlon heptathlon 2nd Tracy Hanlon heptathlon 2nd Tracy Hanlon heptathlon 5th Mary List 800m 5th Pam Pearson long jump 7th Pam Pearson triple jump 3rd Diana Wills triple jump 3rd Lisa Benitez 10,000m 5th Sigrun Denny 3,000m 8th Kim Seminiano high jump 2nd Teresa Sobiesk 5,000m 1st Teresa Sobiesk 5,000m 10th Teresa Sobiesk 10,000m 6th Diana Wills triple jump 1st Diana Wills long jump 5th Diana Wills long jump 8th Diana Wills long jump 1st Diana Wills triple jump 1st Diana Wills triple jump 4th Mary Cheyne high jump T-5th Bridget Sullivan 800m 6th Diana Wills triple jump 1st Diana Wills long jump 3rd Diana Wills triple jump 1st Diana Wills triple jump 3rd Diana Wills long jump 5th
Total Number of All-America Certificates: 66 Total Number of Athletes: 34 Men: 30 certificates, 20 athletes Women: 36 certificates, 14 athletes Most By a Male: Curt Alitz, five Most By a Female: Diana Wills, 12 Indoor Awards: 16 Outdoor Awards: 50
2012 ARMY TRACK & FIELD
Season (O/I) 1981 (O) 1981 (O) 1982 (O) 1982 (O) 1982 (O) 1982 (O) 1982 (O)
1983 (O) 1984 (O) 1984 (O) 1984 (O) 1986 (O) 1986 (O) 1987 (O) 1988 (O) 1988 (O) 1988 (O) 1988 (O) 1988 (O) 1988 (O) 1988 (O) 1988 (O) 1988 (O) 1989 (O) 1989 (O) 1989 (O) 1990 (I) 1990 (I) 1990 (I) 1990 (I) 1990 (O) 1990 (O) 1990 (O)
Sprints: none Middle Distance: five Distance: 21 Hurdles: one Throws: 11 Jumps: 19 Relay: one (four-person team) Multi: five
ARMYvs. NAVY ®
YEAR (O/I) SITE Score 1923 (O) A Army, 67.33 - 58.67 1924 (O) N Army, 79 - 56 1925 (O) A Navy, 72.5 - 62.5 1926 (O) N Army, 69.4 - 65.6 1927 (O) A Army, 103.5 - 31.5 1928 (O) N Army, 84.5 - 41.5 1933 (O) A Army, 76 - 50 1934 (O) N Navy, 76.33 - 49.67 1935 (O) A Army, 68.08 - 57.92 1936 (O) N Army, 64.67 - 61.33 1937 (O) A Navy, 68 - 58 1938 (O) N Navy, 70 - 56 1939 (O) A Army, 81 - 45 1940 (O) N Navy, 67 - 59 1941 (O) A Army, 66.67 - 59.33 1942 (O) N Army, 63.67 - 62.33 1943 (O) A Navy, 64.33 - 61.67 1944 (O) N Navy, 52 - 74 1945 (O) A Navy, 72.4 - 53.6 1946 (O) N Navy, 70.33 - 55.67 1947 (O) A Army, 74.5 - 51.5 1948 (O) N Army, 77 - 54 1949 (O) A Army, 107.5 - 23.5 1950 (O) N Army, 86.5 - 44.5 1951 (O) A Army, 68.67 - 62.33 1952 (O) N Army, 69.4 - 66.6 1953 (O) A Army, 73.5 - 57.5 1954 (O) N Navy, 81.58 - 49.42 1955 (O) A Army, 65.67 - 65.33 1956 (O) N Navy, 71.5 - 59.5 1957 (O) A Army, 66 - 65 1958 (O) N Navy, 84.33 - 46.67 1959 (O) A Navy, 74 - 66 1960 (I) N Army, 63 - 46 1960 (O) N Navy, 76.67 - 54.33
YEAR (O/I) SITE Score 1961 (I) A Army, 59 -50 1961 (O) A Navy, 91 - 49 1962 (I) N Army, 55.5 - 53.5 1962 (O) N Army, 75 - 74 1963 (I) A Army, 56.67 - 52.33 1963 (O) A Army, 82 - 67 1964 (I) N Army, 56 - 53 1964 (O) N Army, 80 - 69 1965 (I) A Army, 60 - 49 1965 (O) A Navy, 85.5 - 68.5 1966 (I) N Navy, 65.5 - 42.5 1966 (O) N Army, 78 - 76 1967 (I) A Army, 62 - 47 1967 (O) A Army, 87 - 67 1968 (I) N Army, 64 - 45 1968 (O) A Army, 114 - 40 1969 (I) A Army, 84 - 25 1969 (O) N Army, 110 - 44 1970 (I) N Army, 73 - 36 1970 (O) A Army, 108 - 46 1971 (I) A Army, 69 - 40 1971 (O) N Army, 80 - 74 1972 (I) N Navy, 93 - 25 1972 (O) A Navy, 100 - 54 1973 (I) A Navy, 37.5 - 80.5 1973 (O) N Navy, 100 - 54 1974 (I) N Navy, 93 - 25 1974 (O) A Navy, 84- 70 1975 (I) A Navy, 69 - 49 1975 (O) N Navy, 86 - 77 1976 (I) N Navy, 79 - 39 1976 (O) A Navy, 92 - 70 1977 (I) A Army, 68 - 58 1977 (O) N Army, 83 - 80 1978 (I) N Tied, 68 - 68
Overall: Army leads, 69 - 66 - 2 Outdoor: Army leads, 44 - 41 Indoor: Series tied, 25 - 25 -2
MEN’S ARMY-NAVY SERIES
YEAR (O/I) SITE Score 1978 (O) A Army, 85 - 78 1979 (I) A Army, 87.67 - 48.33 1979 (O) N Navy, 82 - 81 1980 (I) N Tied, 68 - 68 1980 (O) A Army, 95 - 68 1981 (I) A Navy, 73 - 63 1981 (O) N Army, 98 - 65 1982 (I) N Army, 70 - 66 1982 (O) A Navy, 97 - 66 1983 (I) A Army, 69 - 67 1983 (O) N Navy, 103 - 60 1984 (I) N Navy, 85 - 51 1984 (O) A Navy, 82 - 81 1985 (I) A Army, 70.33 - 65.67 1985 (O) N Navy, 97 - 66 1986 (I) N Navy, 96 - 40 1986 (O) A Navy, 83.5 - 79.5 1987 (I) N Navy, 74 - 62 1987 (O) N Navy, 84 - 79 1988 (I) N Navy, 85.33 - 50.67 1988 (O) A Navy, 92 - 71 1989 (I) A Army, 68.67 - 67.33 1989 (O) N Army, 86 - 77 1990 (I) N Navy, 77 - 59 1990 (O) A Navy, 88 - 75 1991 (I) A Navy, 77 - 59 1991 (O) N Navy, 100 - 63 1992 (I) N Navy, 91 - 45 1992 (O) A Navy, 93.17 - 69.83 1993 (I) A Navy, 88 - 48 1993 (O) N Navy, 109 - 54 1994 (I) N Army, 77 - 59 1994 (O) A Army, 82 - 81 1995 (I) A Army, 79 - 57 1995 (O) N Army, 87.5 - 75.5
At West Point: Army leads, 39 - 29 In Annapolis: Navy leads, 30 - 36 - 2 At Neutral Site: Navy leads, 1 - 0
YEAR (O/I) SITE Score 1996 (I) N Army, 84 - 52 1996 (O) A Army, 106 - 57 1997 (I) A Army, 82 - 63 1997 (O) N Army, 89 - 74 1998 (I) N Navy, 80 -65 1998 (O) A Navy, 92 - 71 1999 (I) A Navy, 93 -88 1999 (O) * Navy, 157 - 132 2000 (I) N Navy, 101.5 - 79.5 2000 (O) A Navy, 118 - 85 2001 (I) A Army, 106 - 75 2001 (O) N Navy, 102 - 101 2002 (I) N Navy, 93 - 88 2002 (O) A Army, 114 - 89 2003 (I) A Navy, 97 - 81 2003 (O) N Navy, 103 - 100 2004 (I) N Navy, 101 - 80 2004 (O) A Navy, 105 - 98 2005 (I) A Navy, 101 - 80 2005 (O) N Navy, 102 - 100 2006 (I) N Navy, 93 - 88 2006 (O) A Army, 105 - 97 2007 (I) A Navy, 95 - 86 2007 (O) N Army, 103 - 100 2008 (I) N Navy, 95 - 86 2008 (O) A Navy, 118 - 85 2009 (I) A Army, 104 - 74 2009 (O) N Army, 118 - 75 2010 (I) N Army, 97 - 84 2010 (O) A Army, 119 - 84 2011 (I) A Army, 96 - 85 2011 (O) N Army, 103 - 97 * Biloxi, Miss.
Current Streak: Army, six meets Longest Streak: Army, 11 [’66 (O) - ’71 (O)]
ARMYvs. NAVY ®
YEAR (O/I) SITE Score 1987 (I) N Army, 72 - 46 1987 (O) N Army, 94-65 1988 (I) N Army, 83 - 35 1988 (O) A Army, 115 - 39 1989 (I) A Army, 90 - 28 1989 (O) N Army, 90 - 64 1990 (I) N Army, 90 - 28 1990 (O) A Army, 83 - 71 1991 (I) A Army, 95 - 23 1991 (O) N Army, 99 -55 1992 (I) N Army, 69 - 49 1992 (O) A Army, 93 - 61 1993 (I) A Army, 65 - 53 1993 (O) N Army, 81 - 73 1994 (I) N Army, 82.3 - 35.7 1994 (O) A Army, 89 - 65 1995 (I) A Army, 64 - 54 1995 (O) N Navy, 83 - 71 1996 (I) N Tied, 74 - 74 1996 (O) A Army, 80.33 - 73.67 1997 (I) A Navy, 73 - 63 1997 (O) N Navy, 82.5 - 71.5 1998 (I) N Army, 74 - 71 1998 (O) A Army, 103 - 60 1999 (I) A Navy, 93 - 88 1999 (O) * Army, 151 - 13.5 Overall: Army leads, 26 - 24 - 1 Outdoor: Army leads, 14 -11 Indoor: Series tied 12 - 12 -1
YEAR (O/I) SITE Score 2000 (I) N Navy, 113 - 68 2000 (O) A Navy, 108 - 95 2001 (I) A Navy, 100 - 81 2001 (O) N Navy, 107 - 96 2002 (I) N Navy, 93 - 88 2002 (O) A Navy, 109 - 94 2003 (I) A Army, 97 - 81 2003 (O) N Army, 106 - 97 2004 (I) N Navy, 95.5 - 85.5 2004 (O) A Army, 112 - 91 2005 (I) A Army, 92 - 89 2005 (O) N Navy, 110 - 92 2006 (I) N Navy, 99.5 - 88.5 2006 (O) A Navy, 104 - 99 2007 (I) A Navy, 107 - 73 2007 (O) N Navy, 106 - 97 2008 (I) N Navy, 93.5 - 87.5 2008 (O) A Army, 119.5 - 83.5 2009 (I) A Navy, 92 - 88 2009 (O) N Navy, 116 - 87 2010 (I) N Navy, 94 - 87 2010 (O) A Navy, 107 - 93 2011 (I) A Navy, 103.5 - 77.5 2011 (O) N Navy, 103 - 97 * Biloxi, Miss.
At West Point: Army leads, 14 - 10 In Annapolis: Navy leads, 13 - 11 - 1 At Neutral Site: Army leads, 1 - 0
2012 ARMY TRACK & FIELD
Current Streak: Navy, six meets Longest Streak: Army, 17 [’87 (I) - ’95 (I)]
WOMEN’S ARMY-NAVY SERIES
55/60-METER DASH 1995 1996 1998 1999 2000 2006 2007 2010-11 200-METER DASH 1995 1996 2000 2006 2009 2011 400-METER DASH 1994 1996 2000-01 2009 500-METER RUN 2001 2002 2005 2009 800-METER RUN 1994 1995 1996 1999-2001 2004 2009 1,000-METER RUN 1994 2001 2006 2009 MILE RUN 1994 1995 1996 2004 2006 2010 3,000-METER RUN 1995 1996 1999 2003 5,000-METER RUN 1996 1998 2000 2001
Joel Pates T.J. Petersen Reggie Anderson Calvin Smith Lorenzo Smith Ryan Collins John Laird Alfred McDaniel Joel Pates T.J. Petersen Reggie Anderson Ryan Collins Brandon Thurman Domonick Sylve Jim McPherson Tony Dedmond Devon Capps Michael Hutchins Greg Londo Trevor Hopper Adrian Perkins Brandon Thurman Timothy Krueger Rance Lee Mike Gorman Nicholas Gantt Chris Haag Andrew Ferrara Jason Stewart Clay Schwabe Chris Haag Alexis Torre Santiago Dan Browne Mike Bernstein Dan Browne Philip Sakala John Mickowski Alexis Torre-Santiago Mike Bernstein Shawn Smith Mike Ross Philip Sakala Dan Browne Mike Ross Ryan Kirkpatrick Will Wyche
55/60-METER HURDLES 1996 1997 1998 1999 2001 2002 2010-11 HIGH JUMP 1994-95 1996-97 2002 2003 2004 2010-11 LONG JUMP 1996 2002, ‘04 2005 2006 2007 2009 2011 TRIPLE JUMP 1994 1998-99 2003-04 2011 POLE VAULT 1995-97 2002 2004 2006 35-POUND WEIGHT 1995-96 1997 1999-2000 2003-04 SHOT PUT 1994 1998 2000 2006 PENTATHLON 1999 2003 HEPTATHLON 2004 2006-07 4x400 4x800 DISTANCE MEDLEY
T.J. Petersen Ayo Lawson Justin Rose Chris Curry Aris Comeaux Trevor Hopper Domonick Sylve Brian Smith Jon Pontius Rod Manzo Jeff Weaver Rod Manzo Thomas Wagner Jon Pontius Jeff Weaver Rudy Mejia Kenneth Saffold Rudy Mejia Alfred McDaniel Michael Hutchins Chris Baker Ryan McKee Jeff Weaver Thomas Wagner Darrin Hinman Chris Bowen Ryan Keaton Gavin Mohrmann Gerald Ingalls Brad Pasho Brian Gebhardt Matt Schmitt Peter Stelling Kris Terrill Karl Nilsen Caleb Wells Chris Curry Rod Manzo Rod Manzo Brandon Lewis 1994, ’97-2001, ’09 1994-95, 2000-01, ’09, ’10 1994, ’96, ’98, 2000-02, ’06, ’09
TEAM CHAMPIONS 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 2002 - 2003 - 2006 - 2007 - 2009 - 2010 MEN’S INDOOR PL CHAMPIONS
100-METER DASH 1994-95 1999 2000 2005 2007 2008-09 200-METER DASH 1992-94 1995 1996 2000 2005 2006 400-METER DASH 1992, ’94 1999-2000 2005 2006 2009 800-METER RUN 1992 1995 1996 2001 2009 1,500-METER RUN 1992-93 1995 1996-97 1999 2000-01 2006 2009 3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE 1992 1998 2001 2003 2004-05 5,000-METER RUN 1993 1994 1995 1996-97 1999 2008 10,000-METER RUN 1993 1996-97 2008-09 110-METER HURDLES 1994-96 1997 1998 1999 2001 2008-11 400-METER HURDLES 1997-99 2001-03 HIGH JUMP 1993-94 2002 2003-04 2009
Joel Pates Calvin Smith Lorenzo Smith Ryan Collins Robert Stovall Alfred McDaniel Jim McPherson Joel Pates T.J. Petersen Reggie Anderson Daniel Braud David Frehulfer Jim McPherson Devon Capps Daniel Braud David Frehulfer Michael Hutchins Mike Peck Rance Lee Mike Gorman Clay Schwabe Andrew Tingan Jason Stewart Mike Bernstein Dan Browne Mike Ross Clay Schwabe Philip Sakala Alexis Torre Santiago Liam Collins Andy Jugan Clint Tisserand Aaron Smead Eric Heely Jeff Harris Erik Rheam Mike Bernstein Dan Browne Scott Goff Jonathan Anderson John Panhorst Mike Ross Jonathan Anderson T.J. Petersen Chris Curry Justin Rose Chris Curry Trevor Hopper Domonick Sylve Thurman McKenzie Trevor Hopper Brian Smith Rod Manzo Jeff Weaver Thomas Wagner
LONG JUMP 1998 1999 2004 2006-07 TRIPLE JUMP 1992 1993 1995 1998 1999, 2001 2002, ’04 2006 2007 2008 2011 POLE VAULT 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996-97 1998 1999 2000-01 2003-05 2006 2011 HAMMER 1992 1994-96 1997 1998 1999-2000 2002 2003-2005 DISCUS 1992 1998 2001 2002-03 2005 2006 2009 JAVELIN 1992 1994-1996 1997 2003-2004 SHOT PUT 1992 1994 1997-98 1999-2001 DECATHLON 2006-08 4X100 4X400 4X800
Ryan McKee Chris Curry Jeff Weaver Rudy Mejia Mike Crenshaw Chris Baker John Turner Ryan McKee Zachary Harrison Jeff Weaver Rudy Mejia Steve Zhang Archie Smith Thomas Wagner Jason Jenkins Ryan Jones Darrin Hinman Christopher Page Darrin Hinman Tyson Mangum Chad Klascius Chris Bowen Ryan Keaton Gavin McMahon Justin Harris Ken Rahn Gerald Ingalls Eric Paliwoda Brad Pasho Brian Gebhardt Dan Presutti Matt Schmitt Marc Brunner Jason Wells Manny Eleyae Travis Pendleton Craig Buerstatte Caleb Wells Adam Schwartz Curt Keller Chad Foster Jon Pontius Adam Burke Marc Brunner Peter Stelling Kris Terrill John Ruch Brandon Lewis 1993-96, ‘98-2001, ‘05-’10 1992, ’94, ’96-2001, ’04, ’08-10 1995-97, ’99-2001, ‘10
TEAM CHAMPIONS 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 2000- 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2009
2012 ARMY TRACK & FIELD
MEN’S OUTDOOR PL CHAMPIONS
55/60-METER DASH 1997 Yolanda McCray 2001 Jamie Glassford 2002-03, ’05 Tiffany Martin 2006 Meghan Venable-Thomas 2008-09 Ebony Thomas 200-METER DASH 1999 Jennifer Opoku 2003 Tiffany Martin 2006 Meghan Venable-Thomas 2008-09 Ebony Thomas 400-METER DASH 1994 Tanesha Hodge 1995 Alexis Albano 1996 Brandy Andrews 1999 LaTonia Koledoye 2005 Dominique McLeggan 2006 Katelin Grant 500-METER RUN 1994 Brandy Andrews 1999 Jennifer Opoku 800-METER RUN 1994-95 Roxanne Theobald 1,000-METER RUN 1994 Melissa Wyka 1997 Gretchen Witty MILE RUN 1994 Catherine Gaffigan 3,000-METER RUN 1995 Catherine Gaffigan 1998 Jessica Jones 5,000-METER RUN 1994 Catherine Gaffigan 1998 Jessica Jones
55/60-METER HURDLES 1995, 97-98 Yolanda McCray 2002 Lauren Rowe 2010-11 Tonya Stallard HIGH JUMP None LONG JUMP 1994 Melba Goggins 2001 Jamie Glassford 2002-03, ’05 Tiffany Martin TRIPLE JUMP 1994 Melba Goggins 2007-08 Angela Jenkins 2009 Jarietta Ross POLE VAULT 1997 Christina Congo 2010 Hallie Huggins 2011 Kaci Clark 20-LBS. WEIGHT 1995 Heather Rykard 1996 Leilani Strokin 1997-99 Heather Lawson 2002-03 Tracey Coleman SHOT PUT 1994-96 Kim Nash 2001 Carlys Romano 2003-04 Sara Fields 2006 Kelcee Moody 2009 Geryah White PENTAHLON None 4X400 1996, 2007, 2008 4X800 None DISTANCE MEDLEY 1997
TEAM CHAMPIONS 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997
WOMEN’S INDOOR PL CHAMPIONS
100-METER DASH 1996, ’98 Yolanda McCray 1999 Stacy Hazel 2001 Jamie Glassford 2002-03 Tiffany Martin 2008 Ebony Thomas 200-METER DASH 1993 Tanesha Hodge 1996 Alexis Albano 2001 Jamie Glassford 2002 Tiffany Martin 2005 Dominique McLeggan 2006 Meghan Venable-Thomas 2007-08 Ebony Thomas 400-METER DASH 1992-94 Tanesha Hodge 1995-96 Brandy Andrews 1998-99 Jennifer Opoku 2007 Ebony Thomas 800-METER RUN 1995 Alicia Allison 1996 Roxanne Theobald 1,500-METER RUN 1994 Catherine Gaffigan 1995-96 Roxanne Theobald 2005 Ashley Urick 1,500-METER RUN 2010 Jessica LeTarte 3,000-METER RUN 1995 Melissa Wyka 1998 Jessica Jones 3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE 2004 Myra Markey 2005 Jill Hajec 5,000-METER RUN 1995 Erin Miller 1998 Jessica Jones 2004 Ashley Urick 10,000-METER RUN 1997 Tatiana Sohrakoff 2008 Meg Curran 100-METER HURDLES 1994 Melba Goggins 1995-98 Yolanda McCray 2010 Hallie Huggins 2011 Tonya Stallard
400-METER HURDLES 1993 1994 1996 1998 2005-07 HIGH JUMP 1993 2001 2010-11 LONG JUMP 1993-94 1998 2001 2002, ’05 TRIPLE JUMP 1993-94 1995 2007-08 POLE VAULT 1997 1998 2011 HAMMER 1993 1994-95 1996 1997 1998 2009 DISCUS 1992-93 1995 2000-01 2002-03 JAVELIN 1992 1993-94 1999-02 SHOT PUT 1992 1993-94, ‘96 . 2000-01 2002, ’04 2006 HEPTAHLON 2009, ’11 4X100 4X400 4X800
Stacy Takats Tanesha Hodge Lindsey Halter Yolanda McCray Katelin Grant Stacy Takats Lauren Bolte McKenzie Majchrzak Melba Goggins Yolanda McCray Jamie Glassford Tiffany Martin Melba Goggins Phoebe Penny Janelle Jones Christina Congo Toni Chase Kaci Clark Renee Underwood Heather Rykard Leilani Strokin Heather Lawson Glenda Wrenn Kim Mallard Renee Underwood Heather Rykard Carlys Romano Sara Fields Tiffany Havasy Tracy Smith Susan Warnick Heather Rykard Kim Nash Carlys Romano Sara Fields Kelcee Moody Tonya Stallard 1995-96, ’98-’99, 2001, ’03-’05, ’07, ’08 1993-98, 2007, ‘08 1995, ’97, 2004
TEAM CHAMPIONS 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 2008
2012 ARMY TRACK & FIELD
WOMEN’S OUTDOOR PL CHAMPIONS
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. 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). 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 eighth-straight 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 studentathletes 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. 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 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 student-athletes 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.
ARMY TRACK & FIELD IN PUERTO RICO Army track & field escaped the cold winter of the Hudson Valley in March 2011 for an eight-day training trip to Puerto Rico. The Black Knights capped their trip by competing at the Spring Break Classic in the city of Mayaguez.