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Junior Scott Anderson 2010 PSAC Champion and All-American

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The Watts Years (1969-2010) Cross Country First men’s individual cross country national champion: Dave Antognoli, 1971 Most recent men’s individual cross country national champion: Yi Min Wu, 1998 First men’s cross country national championship team: 1975 Most recent men’s cross country national championship team: 1990 Total national championship cross country teams: 6 (1975, 1976, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990) Total individual cross country national champions: 4 (Antognoli, Beardsley, Lyons, Wu) Highest team finish by women’s cross country team: 2nd (2004) Number of national top ten team cross country teams since 1980: Men – 19; Women ­ 11 Number of consecutive NCAA cross country team appearances: 31 (NCAA II record) First men’s cross country All­American: Dave Antognoli, 1970 Most recent men’s cross country All­American: Scott Anderson, 2010 First women’s cross country All­American: Colleen (Snyder) Conboy and Kerri Yenchak, 1985 Most recent women’s cross country All­American: Rachel Lanzel, 2007 Most men’s All­American cross country awards: 4 (Martin Lyons; Yi Min Wu) (6 tied with 3) Most women’s All­American cross country awards: Lisa (Petsche) Cron (4) (3 tied with 3) Consecutive cross country dual meet wins: 132 Total All­Americans in cross country: 98 (Men – 71; Women – 27)

Track & Field First men’s track and field national champion: Dave Antognoli, 1972 (10K) Most recent track and field national champion: Carl Leonard, 1996 (5K) Total individual track and field national champions: 5 (Antognoli, Rivera 2x, Rauber, Leonard) First men’s track and field All­American: Dave Antognoli, 1971 (10K) Most recent men’s T&F All­Americans: Ben Hahn, 2010 (5K) First women’s track and field All­American: Coleen (Snyder) Conboy, 1985 (5K) Most recent women’s track and field All­American: Rachel Lanzel, 2008 (10K) Most men’s track and field All­American awards: Aaron Rowe (5) (5K and 10K) Most women’s track and field All­American awards: Amy (Perry) Davis (5) (5K and 10K) Number of events of track and field All­Americans: Men – 15; Women – 4 Total All­Americans in track and field: 107 (Men – 78; Women – 29)

Combined Men’s most All­American awards: Carl Leonard (7) Women’s most All­American awards: Amy (Perry) Davis (8) Number of individual national champions: 9 Total All­Americans: 203 Number of countries represented: 9 (Australia, Canada, Columbia, China, Czech. Republic, Finland, USA, Venezuela, Wales) National coach of the year: 5 times Number of qualifiers for Olympic Trials: 16

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Head Coach

Doug Watts 43rd Year Akron ‘64

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xcellence in coaching and a winning tradition are terms that have become syn­ onymous with Edinboro University cross country and track and field coach Doug Watts. Since his arrival at Edinboro in 1969, the Running Scots have experienced nothing but success, producing numerous All­Americans and team championships, as well as four individual cross country champions and five individual track first place finishers. Watts' coaching credentials speak for themselves, including 37 consecutive undefeat­ ed cross country seasons and a string of over 132 straight dual meet victories. Watts' squads have also produced a total of six national cham­ pionships, including back­to­back­to­back NCAA Division II titles from 1986 through 1988 and back­to­back NAIA titles in 1975 and 1976. His teams can also boast six Division II runner­up trophies, plus finishes of third (twice), fourth (three times), fifth, sixth (twice), seventh (three times), eighth (three times) and ninth. In total, the men's squads have 17 top ten finishes at the national meet in the last 26 years. His women's program, though yet to crown a national champion, has also estab­ lished itself as one of the premier programs in the NCAA East Region and on the national stage. That includes nine PSAC championships in the last 11 years and three East Regional titles in the last six years. Five years ago the Fighting Scot women’s harriers placed second at Nationals. As a result, an "uncountable" amount of conference, district, and regional "Coach of the Year" awards are scattered throughout his office. He was inducted into the Edinboro Hall of Fame in 2004, and in 2009 was inducted into the Northwest Pennsylvania Sports Hall of

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Fame. Two years ago, Watts was presented the Jimmy Carnes Distinguished Service Award, presented by the USTFCCCA. Finally, Watts was selected for induction into the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame, and was inducted last December. In 2007 he was recognized as the PSAC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. The National Coach of the Year five times, Watts has published numerous distance­run­ ning articles for national publications. Twice an Olympic coach nominee, Watts annually con­ ducts a summer pre­season endurance training camp, the Edinboro Distance Village, for young men and women. In addition, 16 of his Edinboro athletes have been U.S. Olympic Trial qualifiers. Most recently, Watts has ventured into the administrative portion of his sport, as the past President of the NCAA Division II Track and Field Coaches Association and former Vice President of the USTCA National Coaches Association. In addition, he was the head of the NCAA Division II Cross Country Hall of Fame Committee and presently is on the Board of Directors for the USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association). A 1964 graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Health and Physical Education, Watts began his coaching career at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He intro­ duced a running program at Walsh Jesuit that yielded a two­year record of 19­0 and a district championship. Watts and his wife Margaret reside in Edinboro and have two adult children, Wendy and Christopher.

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Head Coach has served the sports of Track & Field and Cross Country. It is presented by the USTFCCCA to individuals who go beyond the call of duty in their service to the Association and to the advancement of the sports of Track & Field and Cross Country. The photo below shows Watts receiving his Pa. Hall of Fame plaque from then­area President Bill Flaherty. That occurred in the summer of 2009.

Edinboro cross coun­ try and track & field coach Doug Watts has received plenty of recognition during his 42 years as the head coach of the Fighting Scots. Here are some of the recent instances. Above, Watts received the Jimmy Carnes Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented at the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Convention in December 2009. Named in honor of Jimmy Carnes, the Association’s first Executive Director, who for a lifetime

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Ryan Kelly

Nick Stenuf

2nd Year Edinboro ‘01

1st Year Nazareth ‘08

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The 2011 Fighting Scots 2011 Women’s Cross Country Roster Name Emily Ahrens Tabitha Bemis Elizabeth Budzinski Danielle Cerroni Monica Ciarniello Kat Faller Allison Gibbens Kacey Gibson Kasey Jones Noelle Juracak Brittany Kaltenbaugh Hannah Kucewicz Katie McCormick Lauren McKinney Lauren Scarupa Mia Sember Stephanie Smigiera Nicole Spencer Laura Sweeney Hilary Weismiller

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

Hometown/High School Vero Beach, FL/Vero Beach Fair Oaks, PA/Quaker Valley Depew, NY/Depew Sharon, PA/Sharon Lowellville, OH/Lowellville Fairview, PA/Fairview Erie, PA/Seneca New Castle, PA/Neshannock/Florida State Holland, NY/Holland Central Burton, OH/Berkshire Waterford, PA/Fort LeBoeuf/Westminster Edinboro, PA/Union City Elma, NY/Mount Mercy Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley Lockport, NY/Lockport McDonald, PA/Fort Cherry West Seneca, NY/West Seneca East Waterford, PA/Collegiate Academy/Penn State Wellsville, NY/Wellsville McKean, PA/General McLane

Head Coach: Doug Watts Volunteer Assistant Coaches: Ryan Kelly and Nick Stenuf

2011 Men’s Cross Country Roster Name Scott Anderson Bryan Baumgartner Alex Beardsley Daniel Blackman Bryan Deibel Bart Eckel Jake Krolick Tyler Lidwell Matt Link Tim McConnell Evan Miller Sean Naderer Dominic Patrick Jordan Roose Dylan Stevens Michael Thielman Dustin Thomas Nicholas Tripi Owen Venesky Garth Watson

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

Hometown/High School West Falls, NY/East Aurora Edinboro, PA/General McLane North East, PA/North East Towanda, NY/Towanda Area Albion, NY/Albion Pittsburgh, PA/Mt. Lebanon Arcade, NY/Pioneer Central Altoona, PA/Altoona Avon Lake, OH/Avon Lake Hudson, OH/Hudson New Castle, PA/Laurel Eastlake, OH/Eastlake North Vero Beach, FL/Vero Beach Spencerport, NY/Brockport East Springfield, PA/Bandera(TX) Williamsville, NY/Williamsville North Broadview Hights, OH/North Royalton Cortland, OH/Lakeview Cabot, PA/Knoch Canton, PA/Canton Area

Head Coach: Doug Watts Volunteer Assistant Coaches: Ryan Kelly and Nick Stenuf

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2011 Men’s Preview The

2011 PSAC and NCAA II Atlantic Regional Cross Country Championship should be, according to pre­season voting, the closest races in history. Edinboro, which barely ‘won’ the pre­sea­ son poll for top team in conference and is ranked by the USTFCCCA national polls is ‘overrated’ according to their coach, Doug Watts. “We probably earned a vote or two on tra­ ditional rather than substantive information,” Watts said. Still, Edinboro, Lock Haven and Shippensburg are in the hunt for the biggest tro­ phy and Watts can’t deny his team’s chances to win them all. Last season was a bit of an anomaly in the Fighting Scots’ cross country history. For the first time in 31 seasons, Edinboro failed to quali­ fy as a team for the NCAA Division II Championships. The Fighting Scots finished third at the 2010 PSAC Championships at the NCAA Atlantic Regional. Returning is the PSAC individual champion and 2010 All­American Scott Anderson, a proven low­point scorer. A strong, competitive athlete,

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Anderson brings guaranteed front­running to his team. “I want to control my season better this year and really make a performance jump at sea­ son’s end,” the talented junior said. Anderson earned the Fighting Scots’ first PSAC individual championship in 10 years last season. Following a runner­up finish at the NCAA Atlantic Regional, Anderson was Edinboro’s sole representative at the NCAA Division II Championships, where he finished 18th and became the Fighting Scots’ 40th All­ American. Two seniors figure enormously in the Scots’ success. Garth Watson must move up to top 10 material in his last campaign. Jake Krolick has the potential to make significant scoring impact as demonstrated by his previous level of performance. Watson earned All­PSAC honors in 2010 and placed 15th at the Atlantic Regional, while Krolick finished 34th at the conference championships and 18th at the Atlantic Regional. Junior Sean Naderer could be the key to Edinboro’s chances of victory. An All­ Conference and All­Regional runner, Naderer must overcome a spotty track season in 2011 and regain his confidence and his very efficient run­ ning style. Watts is impressed with sophomore Bryan Deibel. A surprise as a freshman, Deibel made the top eight on a good Boro team. He has shown much improvement early in training camp. A very solid group of underclassmen will vie to be included in Edinboro’s big meet entries. Junior Dustin Thomas just missed out on earning All­PSAC honors by finishing 21st at the confer­ ence championships in 2010. Sophomores Jordan Roose, a PSAC runner­ up in the 2011 steeplechase, and Bryan Baumgartner, a PSAC scorer in the 1,500, have an inside edge for these spots. Classmates Dylan Stevens, Mike Thielman, Alex Beardsley, Bart Eckel and Owen Venesky have shown potential to be included. A couple of redshirt freshmen in Matt Link, Tim McConnell and Evan Miller await testing. Dan Blackman will be a factor in the fall as well. “Our goal is to win the conference and regional meets, make no mistakes,” Watts said. “I know we have the depth, but do we have the leaders, physically and mentally, that’s the ques­ tion.” In the long run, time will tell.

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2011 Women’s Preview A very successful pre­season camp buoyed the

usually pessimistic Coach Doug Watts into pre­ dicting his 2011 team will qualify for the NCAA II National Cross Country championships in Spokane, Wash. later this year. “The women demonstrated a wonderful team chemistry, they were competitive, yet individual­ ly supportive this pre­season,” Watts said. During the preseason, the Fighting Scots were selected to finish second in the PSAC behind three­time defending PSAC and Atlantic Regional champion Shippensburg. Gone is Tina Yi, the only non­returner from the top 15 nationally­ranked team of 2010. Yi earned All­PSAC and All­Atlantic Regional hon­ ors last season while leading Edinboro to a run­ ner­up finish at the PSAC Championships and a fourth­place result at the NCAA Atlantic Regional. However great that loss, the veteran coach thinks he has someone who can fill those shoes. Kacey Gibson, a Florida State transfer in her first Edinboro cross country season, ran the second fastest end of camp half marathon in program history, displacing several past All­Americans on the list.Gibson also gained experience running on the Fighting Scots’ track and field team this past spring. Sophomore Monica Ciarniello has sparkled early in the fall despite a summer layoff to heal a stress fracture suffered during track season. She just missed out on All­PSAC accolades in 2010 by finishing 21st at the conference champi­ onships.She also placed 32nd at the NCAA Atlantic Regional. Junior Brittany Kaltenbaugh, coming off the best training summer of her life, has the potential to break up the lead runners. Danielle Cerroni is the only senior of the squad and is one her coach feels can be counted upon to give her best. Cerroni, who has earned All­Regional honors in the past, needs to repeat for Edinboro to be guaranteed trophies. In 2010, Cerroni earned All­PSAC honors by finishing 15th at the PSAC Championships and placed 26th at the NCAA Atlantic Regional. Continued improvement showcases junior Hannah Kucewicz. An excellent track runner, she will be a strong scorer for this year’s team. Sophomore Liz Budzinski has completed her first summer of mileage running and is primed to be better than her initial year and will add con­ sistency to her performances.

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Watts points out that a couple of freshmen could find themselves in the top seven – notably Kasey Jones, in her first season of cross country ever. Megan Maffet and Noelle Jurcak could compete with sophomore Allison Gibbens for a conference starting spot. Star freshman recruit Emily Ahrens, a multi­ time all­state selection in her native Florida, has found the countryside around Edinboro much more challenging than her coastal home. Ahrens finished third at the Florida High School Cross Country Championships and sixth in the 1,600­meter run at the track and field championships as a senior. The talented incoming freshman class, as well as the returning runners, will need to make some adjustments if they are to achieve their goal of reaching Nationals.

Monica Ciarniello

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Meet the Fighting Scots

Jake Krolick

Senior u Arcade, NY u Pioneer Central High School Has demonstrated excellent and productive performances during his Edinboro career ... hopes to match his racing finishes with practice proficiency ... placed 34th at PSAC Championships in 2010 and 18th at the Atlantic Regional while also earning top 10 finishes at the Daniel Walker Invitational (4th) and Wooster Invitational (8th) … finished with second­fastest time among Edinboro competitors at the Greater Louisville Classic while finishing 88th …earned USTFCCCA All­Academic honors the past two years … ran at Nationals for second time as a sophomore and placed 114th, bettering his 151st place showing as a freshman ... added a 30th place finish at the Atlantic Regional and was 38th at the PSAC’s ... came in 32nd in freshman year at the PSAC Championships ... High School: Standout in cross country and track at Pioneer Central High School ... two­time MVP of cross country team who was a first team All­ECIC runner and earned second team All­Western New York honors ... set school records in indoor track in 1,600­meters and 3,200­ meters, along with outdoor records for 3,20ometers and 3,000­meter steeplechase ... Personal: Born July 2, 1990 ... son of Cyndy and Stanley Krolick ... Secondary Math Education major with a 3.51 GPA ... has one sister, Sarah, who runs cross country at Roberts Wesleyan.

Garth Watson

Senior u Canton, PA u Canton Area High School Earned All­PSAC honors for the first time with a 19th place finish in 2010 … also earned All­Atlantic Region honors after placing 15th at the NCAA Atlantic Regional … top regular season performance came at the Wooster Invitational, where he finished third ... placed 39th at 2009 PSAC Championships after finishing 42nd as a freshman ... came in 25th at 2008 East Regional and then placed 120th in first trip to Nationals ... High School: Named the Runner of the Year as a senior after finishing as a PIAA state medalist while competing for Canton Area High School ... won the district championship and the league title ... a four­time state medalist ... also a four­time Runner of the Year honoree for the Warriors, along with four­time NTL champion and four­time district champion ... Personal: Born September 12, 1989 ... son of Glenda and Frank Watson ... Broadcast Journalism major ... has one brother.

Scott Anderson

Junior u West Falls, NY u East Aurora High School Enjoyed an outstanding sophomore season while capturing the 2010 PSAC title, Edinboro’s first since 2000, and finishing second at the Atlantic Regional … placed 18th at Nationals to become the Fighting Scots’ 40th All­American and was named PSAC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year … Edinboro’s top finisher at Michigan State’s Spartan Invitational and the University of Louisville’s Louisville Classic … in the spring, he earned all­conference honors at the PSAC Championships by finishing third in the 1,500­meter run … he placed 15th in the 5,000­meter run at Nationals … earned USTFCCCA All­ Region honors and was named to the Capitol One Academic All­America All­

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Meet the Fighting Scots District team …finished 15th in the 5,000­meter run at the 2011 NCAA Division II Championships ... earned All­PSAC honors in 2011 in the 1,500­meter run by finishing third at the conference champi­ onships, while also placing fourth in the 10,000­ meter ... one of the best regular freshman in the East in 2009 – whether Division I, II or III ... strong, powerful runner with good closing leg speed... enjoyed a strong postseason, earning All­PSAC hon­ ors with a 13th place showing, then improving on that by coming in 11th at the Atlantic Regional to earn all­region honors ... came in 78th in first trip to Nationals ... finished sixth in the 3,000­meter steeplechase at the 2010 PSAC Championships ... placed seventh in steeplchase at USA Jr. Championships in 2010 ... won 1,500­meter run at 2010 Sparky Adams Invitational ... a very good com­ petitor ... strong student who was an USTFCCCA All­ Academic choice in cross country in 2009 and 2010 ... High School: Head coach at East Aurora

High School was Edinboro alumnus Walt McLaughlin ... was 2009 New York state cham­ pion in 1,600 and 3,200­meter runs ... was a two­time all­state performer in cross country ... Personal: Born July 1, 1991 ... son of Sally and Bruce Anderson ... Health & Physical Education major with a 3.78 GPA ... has one brother.

Bryan Baumgartner

Junior u Edinboro, PA u General McLane High School Anticipating a strong junior campaign after finishing sixth in the 1,500­meter run at the PSAC Track and Field Championships this past spring … placed second in the 800­meter run at the Wooster Invitational and was the 1,500­meter runner­up at Baldwin­ Wallace’s Sparky Adams Invitational and the Slippery Rock Qualifier …finished 24th at Wooster Invitational during 2010 cross country season ... suffered some bad luck his freshman year which kept his team impact low ... illness after illness eventually resulted in tonsillectomy and redshirt track season in 2010 ... came in 47th at first PSAC Cross Country Championships ... possesses strength and a speed­type runner who needs to solidify mileage to reach potential … could develop into an excellent competitor in the steeplechase . High School: Competed in cross country, track & field and basketball at General McLane High School ... was a two­time PIAA medalist in cross country finishing fourth as a senior and 25th as a junior ... also a state medalist in track & field with a third­place finish in 3200 meter run ... holds school record in that event ... Personal: Born July 24, 1990 ... son of Linda and Bruce Baumgartner ... Journalism/Communications major with a minor in Computer Science ... has a 3.57 GPA ... father is Director of Athletics and four­time Olympic medalist as a heavyweight wrestler ... has two brothers.

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Sean Naderer

Junior u Eastlake, OH u Eastlake North High School Earned All­PSAC and All­Atlantic Region honors as a sophomore … finished ninth at the PSAC Championships and 14th at the Atlantic Regional … opened season with third­place finish at Daniel Walker Invitational and 19th at Michigan State’s Spartan Invitational ... also placed sixth at the Wooster Invitational … enjoyed solid freshman campaign, finishing 26th at the PSACs ... was 39th at the Atlantic Regional and 126th at Nationals ... had impressive debut with eighth­ place finish at Daniel Walker Invitational and also came in 49th at Iona Meet of Champions ... High School: A four­year starter in both cross country and track & field at Eastlake North High School ... was a four­time all­conference runner who won the district championship in 2007 ... holds school record for 5,000meters ... Personal: Born June 12, 1990 ... son of Kim and Jerry Naderer ... Medical Technology major ... has three brothers.

Dustin Thomas

Junior u Broadview Heights, OH u North Royalton High School Narrowly missed out on earning All­PSAC honors in 2010 while finishing 21st at the PSAC Championships and 68th at the NCAA Atlantic Regional … earned a top 40 finish at Michigan State’s Spartan Invitational and placed 10th at the Wooster Invitational ... earned USTFCCCA All­Academic honors in 2010 … had only one “bad” race in 2009, the NCAA Division II Championships ... earned All­PSAC honors after finishing 14th .... came in 19th at the Atlantic Regional and was 112th at the NCAA’s ... ran low 31­minute 10K in early track ... hard worker and true discipline is matched by his ROTC commitment ... earned USTFCCCA All­Academic honors in cross country in 2009 and 2010 ... High School: Became the first male athlete in North Royalton High School history to earn 12 letters after earning four in cross country, four in track & field and four in swimming ... an all­conference performer in cross country all four years and earned All­Ohio honors as a junior and senior ... was the 2009 district cross country champion ... also earned all­conference honors in track & field three times and swimming three times ... Personal: Born September 5, 1990 ... son of Barb and Dave Thomas ... Health & Physical Education major with a 3.93 GPA ... has two brothers and a sister ... sister Desiree’ was a swimmer at Edinboro.

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Meet the Fighting Scots

Alex Beardsley

Sophomore u North East, PA u North East High School Finished 27th in his first collegiate race at Michigan State’s Spartan Invitational … placed 23rd at the Wooster Invitational … son of Edinboro 1982 NCAA Division II cross country champion Greg Beardsley, who still holds NCAA record for largest victory spread over second place ... very young physi­ ologically, but an excellent competitor ... High School: Competed in cross country and track & field for head coach Ted Miller at North East High School ... was named the Erie Times News Cross Country Runner of the Year as a senior after finishing third at PIAA State Championships, helping the Grapepickers finish eighth as a team ... came in second at PIAA District 10 Championship, losing by three seconds despite being ill ... North East won District 10 title ... was the Region 4 Runner of the Year and earned allregion and All­District 10 honors ... in track & field was the 2010 PIAA state champion in the 3,200meter run ... was again named the Erie Times News Runner of the Year and was the District 4 Athlete of the Year ... earned All­District 10 and all­region honors as a junior in cross country, placing fifth at the 2009 PIAA State Championships as North East finished third in Class AA ... took fourth place at District 10 meet ... earned second team all­region honors in 3,200meter run as a junior ... Personal: Born June 17, 1992 ... son of Susan and Greg ... Health and Physical Education major ... has one brother and one sister ... father was a five­time All­ American at Edinboro who won the 1982 NCAA Division II cross country national championship and is a member of the Edinboro Athletic Hall of Fame.

Daniel Blackman

Sophomore u Towanda, PA u Towanda Area High School Returns to camp in 2011 with 100­mile summer training program guaranteed to result in a much more competitive profile ... placed eighth at season­open­ ing Daniel Walker Invitational in 2010 … High School: Three­time PIAA state qualifier for Towanda High School ... won the District 4 championship ... also earned all­region honors three times ... also a standout in swimming who was a two­time Tom Larnard Memorial Award recipient ... Personal: Born October 3, 1990 ... son of Tracy Blackman ... Premedicine (Biology) major with a 3.84 GPA ... has two brothers and two sisters.

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Bryan Deibel

Sophomore u Albion, NY u Albion High School Opened his freshman season with a top 10 finish, placing seventh at the Daniel Walker Invitational … earned a top 40 finish at Michigan State’s Spartan Invitational... High School: Was coached by former Edinboro run­ ner Mark Hyrvniak at Albion High School ... was 2009 Section 6 Class B cross country champion ... also an all­league performer ... won the 1,600 and 3,200 meter run championships as a senior in track & field ... earned first team All­ Western New York accolades in cross country ... also competed in swimming ... Personal: Born February 20, 1992 ... son of Michelle and Daniel Deibel ... Communications Broadcast Journalism major with a 3.27 GPA... has one brother.

Bart Eckel

Sophomore u Pittsburgh, PA u Mount Lebanon High School A runner who gives his all in every practice and competition ... demonstrated usual freshman cross country tendencies in 2009 as he ran OK early in the season, but plummeted badly by season’s end –slowed by summer knee problems that forced him to redshirt in cross country in 2010 ... came in 41st at PSAC Championships in 2009. High School: Competed for head coach Mike Agostinella at Mt. Lebanon High School ... finished 41st at PIAA cross country state championships and was ninth in the WPIAL Championships. Personal: Born April 20, 1990 ... son of Sonia and Kevin Eckel ... Criminal Justice major ... has three brothers ... brother Daniel competed in swimming at Princeton.

Jordan Roose

Sophomore u Spencerport, NY u Brockport High School Following a successful 2011 track and field season in which he earned All­PSAC honors while finishing second in the 3,000­meter steeplechase, will be look­ ing to maintain this fall ... opened the 2010 cross country season strong with a ninth place finish at Buffalo State’s Daniel Walker Invitational … placed 20th at the Wooster Invitational …won the 3,000­meter steeplechase at the 2011 Sparky Adams Invitational and finished eighth in the event at the Raleigh Relays … redshirted in cross country in 2009 but had a solid track & field campaign while specializing in the 3,000­meter steeplechase ... ran low 9:20 steeplechase last spring and qualified and ran at the USATF Junior Nationals, finishing 19th ... was tenth in the event at last spring’s PSAC Championships ... won the steeplechase at the Sparky Adams Invitational, qualifying for the Junior Nationals in the process ... was also second at the UNF Spring Break Open ... took third in the 1,500­meter run at the UB Open ... USTFCCCA All­Academic selection for cross country in 2010 ... High School: Coached by former Edinboro All­Americans Audra and Scott Knapp at Brockport High School ... was a two­time All­

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Meet the Fighting Scots Greater Rochester and three­time all­conference selection ... also earned all­conference honors in track & field ... Personal: Born March 4, 1991 ... son of Mary and James Roose ... Biology major with a 3.28 GPA ... has two sisters and a brother.

Dylan Stevens

Sophomore u East Springfield, PA u Bandera (TX) High School Placed 17th at the Wooster Invitational for top 2010 finish … redshirted in cross country in 2009 when he was unpre­ pared for college mileage ... competed in only a few races before he was sidelined with an inflamed Achilles tendon ... has shown promise as a mid­distance runner ... High School: Competed for head coach Steve Goleman at Bandera(TX) High School ... earned all­ district honors in cross country as a junior and senior ... was the district champion in the 800­ meter run as a senior in 2008 ... finished second in the mile at the District 3A Regional Championships ... helped the Bulldogs to the District 25 AAA title in track ... three­time regional qualifier in track & field... also competed one year in soccer ... Personal: Born July 9, 1990 ... son of Yvonne

Kamppi and Michael Stevens ... Health & Physical Education Sports Administration major ... has three sisters and a brother.

Michael Thielman

Sophomore u Williamsville, NY u Williamsville North High School Competed for the Fighting Scots in the postseason in 2010, finishing 31st at the PSAC Championships and 48th at the NCAA Atlantic Regional … finished 22nd at Wooster Invitational … earned USTFCCCA All­Academic honors in 2010 … High School: Was a two­time New York state qualifier while com­ peting at Williamsville North High School ... also qualified for the 2009 indoor state track & field championships in the 3,200­meter run ... Personal: Born August 15, 1990 ... son of Carol and Michael Thielman ... History major with a 3.20 GPA ... has two sisters.

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Meet the Fighting Scots

Owen Venesky

Sophomore u Cabot, PA u Knoch High School Finished third in the mixed 10,000­meter run at the Slippery Rock Invitational during the 2010 track and field season … finished 25th at Wooster Invitational last fall … High School: Former runner at Knoch High School where he owns the second­best time in school history in the 3,200­meter run and ninth in 1,600­meter run ... Personal: Born April 25, 1991 ... son of Heather and Michael Venesky ... Art Education major with a 3.84 GPA ... has one brother and one sister.

Tyler Lidwell

Freshman u Altoona, PA u Altoona High School High School: Ran as part of Altoona High School teams which went undefeated all four seasons of his participation for the Mountain Lions … was a district runner­up in the 1,600­meter run. Personal: Born Jan. 12, 1993 … a middle level education major … son of Becky and Adam Lidwell … has one sister.

Matt Link

Redshirt Freshman u Avon Lake, OH u Avon Lake High School High School: Was coached by Rob Juergens in cross country at Avon Lake High School ... holds school record for the 5K in cross country and helped set school records in the 4X800 and 4X1600 relays ... won conference champion as a senior and a three­time All­conference choice ... Personal: Born August 13, 1991 ... son of Sarah and Mark Link ... Education major with a 3.15 GPA ... has one sister.

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Meet the Fighting Scots

Tim McConnell

Redshirt Freshman u Hudson, OH u Hudson High School An All­Ohio recruit from successful Hudson High School running program ... chose Edinboro for the balance of national­level running and outstanding art education ... High School: Earned All­Ohio honors as a senior after finish­ ing 16th at the state championships for Hudson High School ... Exployers fin­ ished seventh as a team after winning district and regional championships ... also an all­conference selection in cross country ... Personal: Born June 3, 1992 ... son of Sue and Neil McConnell ... Applied Media Arts major with a 3.00 GPA ... has one brother.

Evan Miller

Redshirt Freshman u New Castle, PA u Laurel High School A quality speed recruit who will be tested early in cross country ... won PIAA 800­meter title in the spring of 2010 as well as earning cross country state meet honors the previous fall ... High School: Ran cross country for head coach Greg Schmitt at Laurel High School ... a four­year PIAA state qualifier in cross country was the 2010 District 7 champion and finished seventh at the PIAA State Championships ... was a two­year state qualifier in track & field who holds school records in the 800, 1600 and 3200 ... was the 2010 WPIAL champions and set WPIAL record ... went on to win PIAA state championship in 800 ... was named the 2010 Lawrence County Athlete of the Year ... Personal: Born March 9, 1992 ... son of Leigh Ann and Gary Miller ... Health & Physical Education ­­ Human Performance major with a 3.61 GPA ... has one sister.

Dom Patrick

Freshman u Vero Beach, FL u Vero Beach High School High School: A first­team all­conference selection twice for Vero Beach High School while running for cross country coach Ryan Kelly … selected all­ conference three times while running track … earned four varsity letters in each cross country and track … ran a time of 9:46 in the 3,200 at regional meet and a 4:38 in the 1,600 ... Personal: Born Dec. 22, 1992 … an unde­ clared major … son of Melissa and Tom Patrick and has two sisters and one brother.

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Nick Tripi

Freshman u Cortland, OH u Lakeview High School High School: A two­time All­Ohio Academic Award recipient while run­ ning for coach Sean Vorhease at Lakeview (OH) High School … competed in cross country and track for four seasons … an “All­Ohio” track selection. Personal: Born Aug. 24, 1992 … a Business Pre­law major … son of Diana and Robert Tripi … has one older brother.

Danielle Cerroni

Senior u Sharon, PA u Sharon High School Picked up All­PSAC honors for the second time in 2010 by finishing 15th at the PSAC Championships while earning a 26th place finish at the NCAA Atlantic Regional … top regular season performance came with runner­up finish at Buffalo State’s Daniel Walker Invitational … earned All­PSAC and All­Atlantic Region honors for first time as a sophomore, making huge improvement in both races ... finished eighth at PSAC Championships after coming in 83rd as a freshman, and was 13th at the Atlantic Regional, up from 71st as a fresh­ man ... came in 15th at the Iona Meet of Champions and was 20th at Paul Short Invitational brown division race ... got season off to strong start with a third place showing at the Daniel Walker Invitational ... in track & field in 2010, finished 19th in the 5,000­meter run at the Raleigh Relays ... a USTFCCCA All­Academic selection in both cross country and track & field throughout her collegiate career ... High School: Ran for coach Alan Hough at Sharon High School, where she was the 2005 Region I champion ... a four­year starter in cross country and track and started three years in swimming, earning 11 total letters ... Personal: Born April 23, 1990 ... daughter of Dorothy and Daniel Cerroni ... Journalism major with a 3.51 GPA ... has one brother and one sister.

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Nicole Spencer

Senior u Waterford, PA u Penn State u Collegiate Academy Spent two years with the Fighting Scots after transferring from Penn State.....Part of the 4x4 and 4x1 record­holding team for Edinboro ... High School: A standout athlete while running for the Central Tech teams as well as at Fort Le Boeuf, setting the Fort Le Boeuf 4x1 and 4x4 relay records, earn­ ing All­Conference honors for track & field four straight years....Also lettered for two years in swimming, starring in the breast stroke at Central Tech High School. Personal: Born January 4, 1990 … daughter of Jeff and Beth Spencer … Elementary and Special Education major with a 3.96 GPA … has two brothers.

Hilary Weismiller

Senior u McKean, PA u General McLane High School Capped 2010 season with 27th place finish at NCAA Atlantic Regional and 55th place result at PSAC Championships … top regular season result was 19th place finish at Wooster Invitational … earned USTFCCCA All­Academic honors in 2010 ... as a freshman fell one spot shy of earning All­PSAC honors with a 21st place finish, then came in 26th at the East Regional ... finished 19th at the Paul Short Invitational and was second at the Wooster Invitational ... freshman track campaign halted early due to a stress fracture ... won two events at the Baldwin­Wallace Invitational indoor track meet this past winter, winning the 1,000­meter run and the one­mile run ... High School: Competed for coach John Guzik at General McLane High School ... in addition to running cross country also competed in track and swam for a year ... a four­time state qualifier in cross country ... in track, was a state qualifier in 1600 and 4X800 relay ... Academic All­American in cross country ... Personal: Born May 29, 1990 ... daughter of Mary and Robert Weismiller ... Medical Technology major with a 3.57 GPA... father played professional baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates orga­ nization after playing at Mercyhurst, while mother played volleyball at Mercyhurst ... sister Heather was a standout for the Edinboro women’s soccer team ... has two sisters.

Kacey Gibson

Junior u Edinboro, PA u Neshannock High School u Florida State At Florida State: named to NCAA Division I All­South Region team in 2008 for cross country ... High School: Four­year letter winner on the track and field team at Neshannock High School ... ran for former Edinboro national champion Dave Antognoli … won the PIAA Class AA girls cross country title in 2006 … four­time All State selection on the track … back­to­back state run­ ner­up in 1600­meter event in 2006 and 2007 … runner up in the 3200­meter in 2008 … earned Foot Locker All­American honors as a senior after finishing 12th at the national meet … Personal: Born October 28, 1989 … daughter of Fred and Terry Gibson … Biology major

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BrittanyKaltenbaugh

Junior u Waterford, PA u Fort LeBoeuf High School u Westminster Transfered from Westminster College prior to 2010 season and opened Fighting Scots career with fifth­place finish at Daniel Walker Invitational and placed seventh at the Wooster Invitational for her top regular season result … during the postsea­ son, finished 34th at the PSAC Championships and 42nd at the NCAA Atlantic Regional … earned USTFCCCA All­ Academic honors in 2010 … At Westminster: Was named cross country MVP as a freshman ... set school records in 3000 and 6K ... finished fourth at Presidents’ Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships to earn first team All­PAC honors ... went on to finish 42nd at regional championships ... High School: Ran for coach Kelli Proctor in cross country at Fort LeBoeuf High School, along with track & field coach Dawn Andrews ... set school records in 1600 and 3200­meter runs along with 4X800­ meter relay ... finished fourth at PIAA State Championships in 3200­meter run in track and was 20th in cross country championships ... earned all­district and all­region honors ... Personal: Born May 7, 1991 ... daughter of Rhonda and Christian Kaltenbaugh ... Psychology major with a 3.95 GPA ... has one brother, Mitchell, who will compete as a pole vaulter on the track and field team this spring, and one sister.

Hannah Kucewicz

Junior u Union City, PA u Union City High School Earned top 2010 regular season performance by finishing eighth at Wooster Invitational … placed 28th at the PSAC Championships and 52nd at NCAA Atlantic Regional … earned USTFCCCA All­Academic honors in 2010 … during the 2010 track season took second place in the 1500­meter run at the UNF Spring Break Classic, and was third in the 800­meter run at the LHU Elliston Invitational and third in the same event at the UB Open ... placed third in the 400 and 800­meter runs at the Slippery Rock Invitational ... in indoor track, came in fifth in the 800­meter run at the 2010 PSAC Indoor Track Championships ... High School: Competed at nearby Union City High School where she was a four­time state qualifier in cross country and a three­ time qualifier in track & field ... team won region championship in cross country all four years ... team won District 10 championship in 2007 and was second other three years ... was the 2008 District 10

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Meet the Fighting Scots champion in the 800­meter run ... helped the Bears to the 2008 District 10 championship ... was a first team all­region choice in 2005, ‘06 and ‘07 and second team in 2008 ... Personal: Born December 20, 1990 ... daughter of Dannette and David Naugle ... Health & Physical Education ­­ Teacher Certification major with a 3.57 GPA ... has four brothers and two sisters ... husband Jonathan is a mem­ ber of the Edinboro track & field team.

Stephanie Smigiera

Junior u West Seneca, NY u West Seneca East High School Finished tenth in the heptathlon at the 2010 PSAC Championships ... won the long jump at the Wooster Invitational and was third in the 100­meter hurdles at the UB Open ... took fifth in the same event at LHU Elliston Invitational ... High School: Competed at West Seneca East High School where she was a member of the track & field team and also played soccer ... helped Trojans to 2007 ECIC championship ... was a 2009 first team All­ECIC selection ... was named the school’s 2009 Athlete of the Year ... Personal: Born May 7, 1991 ... daughter of Sylvia and Kevin Smigiera ... Health & Physical Education ­­ Human Performance major with a 3.87 GPA ... has one brother and one sister.

Tabitha Bemis

Sophomore u Fair Oaks, PA u Quaker Valley High School Embarking on first cross country season after successful freshman track and field campaign … Bemis earned All­PSAC honors at the 2010 PSAC Championships by finishing third in the long jump … set school record in the 100­meter hurdles and was a member of the record­breaking 4x100­meter relay team at the Sparky Adams Invitational … won the long jump at the Slippery Rock Invitational … during the 2011 indoor season she earned All­ PSAC honors while finishing second in the 60­meter hurdles … High School: Four­year letterwinner in track & field for coach Jerry Veshio at Quaker Valley High School … also lettered in gymnastics, diving and cheer­ leading … PIAA state champion as a senior in long jump and 100­meter hur­ dles … 2010 Pittsburgh Post­Gazette and Challis Scholastic Athlete of the Year … four­time District 7 track & field champion … winner of 43 WPIAL and PIAA athletic medals... Personal: Born March 31, 1992 … daughter of Frank and Robin Bemis …Health & Physical Education major with a 3.72 GPA ... has one sister ... cousin Gary Bucuren played baseball at the University of Pittsburgh and uncle Bryan Bemis played football at Geneva.

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Elizabeth Budzinski

Sophomore u Depew, NY u Depew High School Concluded her freshman season placing 42nd at the PSAC Championships and 66th at the NCAA Atlantic Regional … finished 12th, a season high, at Buffalo State’s Daniel Walker Invitational and 14th at the Wooster Invitational … earned USTFCCCA All­Academic honors in 2010 … High School: A four­ year letterwinner in indoor and outdoor track & field at Depew High School, along with a letter in cross country as a senior and soccer as a junior ... the Wildcats won division title in outdoor track in 2008 and ‘09 ... Personal: Born November 25, 1991 ... daughter of Patricia and James Budzinski ... Nursing major with a 3.85 GPA ... has five brothers and a sister.

Monica Ciarniello

Sophomore u Lowellville, OH u Lowellville High School Enjoyed a successful freshman season, culminating with a 21st place perfor­ mance at the PSAC Championships and a 32nd place finish at the NCAA Atlantic Regional … posted the top individ­ ual time at the Edinboro Rag Relays … finished third at the Wooster Invitational and fourth at the Daniel Walker Invitational, her first career race … earned USTFCCCA All­Academic honors in 2010 … High School: A four­year starter in cross country and track & field at Lowellville High School ... four­time Ohio state qualifier in cross country and three­time in track ... earned fourth place finish at state champi­ onships in 5K and 3,200­meter run, and was fifth in the 1,600­meter run ... hold numerous school records, including 1,600, 3,200 and 5K ... Personal: Born October 9, 1991 ... daughter of Denise Cuscino and Ernest Ciarniello ... Secondary Education ­­ Math major with a 3.74 GPA ... has one brother.

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Allison Gibbens

Sophomore u Erie, PA u Seneca High School Opened collegiate career with 33rd place performance at Buffalo State’s Daniel Walker Invitational … High School: A four­year starter in cross country and track & field at Seneca High School ... won the 400­meter PIAA District 10 Class AA championship as a junior and senior and finished second in 200­meters as senior ... went on to finish seventh at PIAA Class AA State Championships in 400­meters as a senior ... also qualified for the state cham­ pionships in 1600 and 3200­meter relays, with foursome finishing seventh in the 3200­meter relay ... in cross country, placed 12th at 2009 District 10 Class AA championships to qualify for state championship meet, where she fin­ ished 33rd ... USTFCCCA Academic All­American for cross country in 2010 ... Personal: Born October 16, 1991 ... daughter of Melanie and Gordon Gibbens ... Speech and Hearing Sciences major with a 3.83 GPA ... has two brothers ... mother played volleyball at Thiel and brother Steven competed in cross country and track at Penn State­Behrend, now a student at Edinboro.

Katie McCormick

Sophomore u Elma, NY u Mount Mercy High School High School: Four­year member of the track and field, cross country and basketball teams at Mount Mercy Academy … helped lead girls basketball team to 2009 state title ... Personal: Born June 7, 1991 … daughter of Don and Lorna McCormick … Psychology major with a 3.67 GPA … has three sis­ ters and a brother.

Lauren McKinney

Sophomore u Cranberry Township, PA u Seneca Valley High School Opened 2010 season with 34th place finish at Daniel Walker Invitational … High School: Ran for coach Jim Nagle at Seneca Valley High School ... earned a total of seven letters in indoor and outdoor track and cross country ... ran in the top five in cross country her final three years ... Personal: Born April 13, 1992 ... daughter of Annette and Christopher McKinney ... Criminal Justice major with a 3.60 GPA ... has two brothers and a sister.

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Lauren Scarupa

Sophomore u Lockport, NY u Starpoint High School Another of the young runners who look to make a step up this season ... a run­ ner who showed marked improvement as a senior in high school to catch coach Doug Watts’ eye ... finished 87th at her first PSAC Championships and was 126th at the Atlantic Regional ... in first collegiate event finished 13th at Daniel Walker Invitational ... High School: Earned four letters in track and three in cross country at Starpoint High School ... was a fifth all­state per­ former and earned first team all­region accolades ... Personal: Born July 28, 1991 ... daughter of Barbara and Craig Scarupa ... Environmental Science major with a 3.13 GPA ... has one brother and one sister.

Emily Ahrens

Freshman u Vero Beach, FL u Vero Beach High School A star recruit who was a multi­time all­state selection while running for Vero Beach High School in Florida and is expected to make an immediate impact … High School: Cross Country team placed fourth in the state in cross coun­ try as a junior and senior ... earned top 10 individual finishes final two years, placing third as a senior ... finished with the third best individual time in the 1,600 at the Florida state track championships during junior year (5:06) … placed eighth in the 3,200 in states to wrap up senior season … coached by Edinboro graduate and volunteer assistant coach Ryan Kelly ... Personal: Born April 2, 1993 … Broadcast Journalism major … daughter of Dayle and Greg Ahrens and has one younger sister.

Kat Faller

Redshirt Freshman u Fairview, PA u Fairview High School Embarking on first cross country season after successful first track and field campaign … earned All­PSAC honors and set a school record while finishing in third place in the 400­meter run at the PSAC Championships … member of the 4x100­meter relay team that set a school record at the Sparky Adams Invitational … won three events at the Wooster Invitational and captured the 400­meter dash title at the Slippery Rock Invitational ... High School: A four­year letterwinner at Fairview High School for coaches David Double and Helen Gruneisen … state medalist in 4x100­meter and 4x400­meter relays … helped lead Tigers to 2009 District 10 title. Personal: Born October 21, 1991 … daughter of Patrick and Mary Faller … Elementary Education major with a 3.45GPA … has one brother.

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Meet the Fighting Scots

Kasey Jones

Freshman u Holland, NY u Holland Central High School Expected to compete for a spot in the top seven after impressing upon arrival at Edinboro despite having never competed in cross country…High School: A scholar athlete at Holland Central, ran track for coach Matt Adams … com­ peted in outdoor track for six seasons and indoor for four … a member of the Dutchmen swimming team for four seasons. Personal: Born May 6, 1993 … Nursing major … daughter of Jennifer and Brian Jones … father, Brian played football collegiately while at Mansfield ... has four siblings.

Noelle Jurcak

Freshman u Burton, OH u Berkshire High School First­year runner who will challenge for a starting spot for the nationally­ranked Fighting Scots ... High School: Member of top 10 finishing teams at Ohio state competition for Berkshire High School three separate seasons, taking third, fourth and seventh in cross country … took fourth place in 4x4 event at 2011 state championships in track and field … an all­district, all­conference and all­Ohio selection … also competed in basketball for three seasons and soccer for two years ... Personal: Born October 13, 1992 … Biology/Pre­Med major … daughter of Sylvia and Ron Jurcak and has one brother and one sister.

Megan Maffet

Freshman u Spencerport, NY u Spencerport High School Expected to compete for a conference starting spot for the nationally­ranked Scots as a freshman …High School: Earned MVP honors for Spencerport High School cross country while running for coach Michelle Marasco … schol­ ar athlete award winner … a starter on cross country team for three years and for indoor/outdoor track squads all four years ... Personal: Born October 1, 1993 … a Nursing major … daughter of Cecilia and Steven … has one younger sister.

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Mia Sember Redshirt Freshman u McDonald, PA u Fort Cherry High School A member of the cross country as well as indoor/outdoor track and field Teams for the Fighting Scots .... High School: Competed on high school cross country team at Fort Cherry for three seasons and track and field for four years....Set Fort Cherry school records, holding the program bests in 100, 200, 400, 4x100 and 4x400....Qualified for the state tournament three years in track and was a member of the 4x100 WPIAL State Champions for Fort Cherry... Personal: An Edinboro Scholar Athlete scelection and Dean's List member....Born July 6, 1992....Daughter of Mark and Denise Sember ... Health & Physical Education major with a 3.55 GPA ... has two brothers: Mike, 24, and Riley, 16.

Laura Sweeney Freshman u Wellsville, NY u Wellsville High School Experience track & field competitor who will be running cross country for the first time .... High School: Ran track for five years ... also on the soccer team at Wellsville High School for four seasons ... holds Wellsville's 4x8 record and 4x4 record ... Personal: Born February 8, 1993 ... Elementary/Special Education major ... daughter of Patricia and Terry Sweeney.

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2010 Results DATE September 4 at Daniel Walker Invitational hosted by Buffalo State

OPPONENT

TOP PERFORMERS

WOMEN: 1st/10 teams

Tina Yi (1st, 18:32) Danielle Cerroni (2nd, 18:40) Monica Ciarniello (4th, 19:02) Ben Hahn (1st, 25:13) Sean Naderer (3rd, 25:17) Jake Krolick (4th, 25:20) Tina Yi (24th, 22:16) Scott Anderson (11th, 25:18) Sean Naderer (19th, 25:36) Ben Hahn (22nd, 25:39) Monica Ciarniello (1st, 15:41) Ben Hahn (1st, 17:24)

MEN: 1st/10 teams 17 at Spartan Invitational hosted by Michigan State

WOMEN: Unscored MEN: Unscored

25 EDINBORO RAG RELAYS

WOMEN: 1st/2 teams MEN: 1st/2 teams

October 2 at Greater Louisville Classic hosted by Louisville

WOMEN: 16th/35 teams MEN: 11th/38 teams

22 at Wooster Relays

WOMEN: 2nd/4 teams MEN: 1st/4 teams

November 6 at PSAC Championships at California, PA

WOMEN: 2nd/16 teams MEN: 3rd/14 teams

20 at NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships at Cary, NC

WOMEN: 4th/26 teams MEN: 3rd/28 teams

December 4 at NCAA Division II National Championships at Louisville, KY

MEN: did not qualify as a team

Tina Yi (36th, 17:47.39) Scott Anderson (45th, 24:40.08) Ben Hahn (54th, 24:44.86) Tina Yi (2nd, 18:34) Monica Ciarniello (3rd, 18:39) Ben Hahn (1st, 25:18) Garth Watson (3rd, 25:43) Sean Naderer (6th, 25:51) Scott Anderson (7th, 25:58) Tina Yi (6th, 22:38) Danielle Cerroni (15th, 23:14) Scott Anderson (1st, 26:16) Sean Naderer (9th, 26:32) Ben Hahn (11th, 26:39) Garth Watson (19th, 27:04) Tina Yi (7th, 22:25) Danielle Cerroni (26th, 23:39) Hilary Weismiller (27th, 23:44) Scott Anderson (2nd, 31:33) Ben Hahn (7th, 31:53) Sean Naderer (14th, 32:23) Garth Watson (15th, 32:27) Scott Anderson (18th, 31:15)

WOMEN did not qualify

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National Champions Dave Antognoli -- 1971 National Champion David Antognoli was head coach Doug Watts' first recruit back in 1969. Antognoli is, according to Watts, the reason Edinboro became creditable on the national level, and helped lay the foundation for the successful program that exists today. The recruiting classes of 1972­73 followed in the foot­ steps of Antognoli and led to Edinboro's six national team titles. Antognoli won a multitude of individual titles, including three national titles, and many All­ American certificates in cross country and track. He was awarded the Sox Harrison Award as the top male senior athlete in 1973 after winning the cross country championship in 1971, the NAIA 10,000 meters title in 1972, and the USTFF national champi­ onship in the six mile event. He also was the top col­ legiate finisher in the 1972 Olympic Trials.

Greg Beardsley -- 1982 National Champion In 1982, in a brutal combination of calf­deep snow, 20­degree temperatures, and a chilling wind, the crowd at the finish line of the 1982 NCAA Division II championships in St. Cloud, Minnesota was barely able to make out the faint outline of Greg Beardsley, who crossed the finish line in a record 60.9 seconds before the rest of the field to win the national championship. Beardsley recalls his experi­ ences as “great, but very cold!” Beardsley won the Sox Harrison Award as the top male senior athlete in April 1983 and was multiple U.S. Olympic Trials scorer.

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National Champions Martin Lyons -- 1991 National Champion Martin Lyons was attracted to Edinboro due to the strength and reputation of the Running Scots pro­ gram. The Melbourne, Australia native had no trouble adapting to his move across the globe, winning the 1991 NCAA Division II individual cross country title as a freshman. Though he came to the United States with little cross country experience, coach Doug Watts expect­ ed All­American honors from the Aussie on the merit of his track credentials. Lyons would go on to claim cross country All­American honors in each of his four seasons at Edinboro. Only two other runners have accomplished this feat since. An eight­time All­American in cross country and track, Lyons was the NCAA East Regional record­hold­ er in cross country, and also hold the school record in the marathon with a time of 2:21:35, set back in 1995.

Yi Min Wu -- 1998 National Champion Yi Min Wu became Edinboro’s fourth national cham­ pion after he won the 1998 national meet by a 10­sec­ ond margin with a time of 31:06.60. Wu did not lose a race throughout his freshman season. A six­time All­American in cross country and track, Wu was recognized as both the PSAC and NCAA East Regional ‘Runner of the Year’ in 1998 an ‘99. He was the 1999 national track and field runner­up in the 10,000 meters in addition to winning the PSAC 10,000 meter championship. Wu earned his second All­ American certificate in track by also placing sixth in the 5,000 meter run as a freshman. Wu is one of three runners to earn All­American honors four times in cross country. Finally, Wu was named the PSAC Rookie of the Year in track and field as a freshman.

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Men’s All-Americans FIGHTING SCOT MEN’S ALL-AMERICANS FOUR-TIME ALL-AMERICANS Martin Lyons Yi Min Wu

1991­94 1998­01

THREE-TIME ALL-AMERICANS Dave Antognoli Kevin Foley Luil Graham Carl Leonard Gennaro Manocchio Chris Rauber

1970­72 1974­76 1984­86 1992­94 1985­87 1988­90

Marty Lyons

TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICANS Jeff Barker 1997, 2000 Greg Beardsley 1981­82 Ryan Coon 2003­04 Tim Dunthorne 1986­87 Pete Fixler 1993­94 Jeff Foster 1975­76 Brian Jordan 1978­79 Scott Kovacevic 1997­98 Mike Platt 1986­87 Michael Renninger 1988­89 Uriel Rivera 1989­90 Harvey Sipel 1988, ‘90 Henry Winger 1975­76

Gennaro Manocchio Dave Antognoli

Yi Min Wu

Luil Graham

Mike Renninger Carl Leonard

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Men’s All-Americans Men Scott Anderson ........................2010 Jim Ansberry..............................2004 Dave Antognoli ..............1970­71­72 Josh Arthur ..............................2007 Dalvin Baehler ..........................1975 Jeff Barker......................1997, 2000 Greg Beardsley ....................1981­82 Scott Burns ..............................1986 Ryan Coon......................2003, 2004 Clayton Clews............................1992 Tim Dunthorne ..................1986­87 Pete Fixler ............................1993­94 Kevin Foley......................1974­75­76 Jeff Foster ............................1975­76 Luil Graham ....................1984­85­86 Brian Jordan ........................1978­79 Ben Hahn..................................2008 Scott Knapp..............................1990 Scott Kovacevic ..................1997­98 Travis Kuhl ................................1997 Carl Leonard ..................1992­93­94 Martin Lyons..............1991­92­93­94 William Maloney ......................1985 Gennaro Manocchio ....1985­86­87 Brian Matthews........................1990 Mark Muggleton ......................1976 Dave Niemira............................2006 Steve Owens ............................1997 Mike Platt ............................1986­87 Chris Rauber ..................1988­89­90 Michael Renninger ............1988­89 Uriel Rivera..........................1989­90 Steve Repko..............................1982 Dennis Rice................................1982 Aaron Rowe ............................2000 Harvey Sipel....................1988, 1990 Michael Tonkin ........................1988 Lance White ..............................1981 Henry Winger ......................1975­76

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Aaron Rowe

Jeff Foster Kevin Foley

Pete Fixler

Ryan Coon

Harvey Sipel

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Women’s All-Americans Women

FIGHTING SCOT WOMEN’S ALL-AMERICANS FOUR-TIME ALL-AMERICANS Lisa Petsche

1997, 1999­01

THREE-TIME ALL-AMERICANS Carrie McKeon Amy Perry Rachael Lanzel

1997­98, ‘00 1996­98 2004, ‘06­07

Sandra Sweet

TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICANS Gabriela Hnilkova Sandra Sweet Donna Thibert

1998­99 1996­97 1989, ‘92

Gabriela Hnilkova ................1998­99 Rachael Lanzel ..........2004,2006­07 Carrie McKeon ..........1997­98, 2000 Audra Naujokas ........................1990 Julie Nemergut ........................2004 Amy Perry ......................1996­97­98 Lisa Petsche ......1997, 1999­2000­01 Roberta Raskowski....................1991 Teresa Skello..............................1988 Colleen Snyder ..........................1985 Deb Springer..............................1992 Sandra Sweet ......................1996­97 Donna Thibert ................1989, 1992 Heather Wilmoth ....................2004 Kerrie Yenchak ..........................1985

Kerrie Yenchak

Gabriela Hnilkova

Lisa Petsche

Carrie McKeon, Lisa Petsche and Amy Perry (l­r) earned All­American honors at 1997 National Championships.

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Rachael Lanzel

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Postseason Excellence CROSS COUNTRY IN THE POSTSEASON Women

Men

(Since 1988)

(Since 1980) PSAC

1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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

Regionals

NCAA

1st 3rd NA 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd

13th 2nd 9th 14th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 9th 6th 2nd 6th 13th 16th 6th 4th 8th 4th 8th 17th 20th 7th 19th 19th 14th 16th 12th DNQ

PSAC

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Regionals

1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 4th 8th 2nd

5th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 4th 7th 4th

NCAA

DNQ 8th 8th 8th 5th DNQ 15th DNQ 11th 4th 5th 3rd 4th 7th 13th 13th 2nd 13th 10th 20th DNQ DNQ DNQ

NCAA Men’s National Champions 1986 1987 1988 1990

NAIA Men’s National Champions 1975 1976 Edinboro Cross Country 2011

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Running Scots History Edinboro All-Time Women's Cross Country Team

Carrie McKeon

Name Marianne Eckendorf Foster Gabriela Hnilkova Jenks Donna Thibert Matthews Carrie McKeon Julie Nemergut Amy Perry Davis Lisa Petsche Cron Coleen Snyder Conboy Sandra Sweet Kerri Yenchak

(Yr.) (’92) (’00) (’92) (’00) (’07) (’99) (‘02) (’86) (’99) (’89)

Hometown Erie, PA Kravare, Czech Rep Windsor, ONT Altoona, PA Youngstown, OH North East, PA Dublin, OH Pittsburgh, PA Erie, PA Corry, PA

Edinboro All-Time Men's Cross Country Team

Chris Rauber

Name Dave Antognoli Greg Beardsley Kevin Foley Luke Graham Travis Kuhl Martin Lyons Jim Manocchio Mike Platt Chris Rauber Yi Min Wu

(Yr.) (’73) (‘83) (’77) (’88) (’97) (’94) (’88) (’88) (’91) (’02)

Hometown Cuyahoga Falls, OH Warren, PA Columbus, OH Cochranton, PA Croghan, NY Melbourne, Australia Parma, OH Rochester, NY Pittsburgh, PA Tian Jin, China

Edinboro’s Cross Country Philosophy "Generally, we attract the middle distance and distance athlete who is seeking a special envi­ ronment for running," says head coach Doug Watts about his track and cross country programs at Edinboro University. “A student­athlete should consider Edinboro because of the following rea­ sons”: 1. A small school setting, academically oriented, that generally allows for a fuller personal devel­ opment in the classroom, athletic and social activities; yet offers a large, diversified choice of educational majors and specialties. 2. A TEAM concept in training competition. 3. A distance­based training program integrating selected road races as a training supplement. 4. Division I schedule of intercollegiate competition. 5. A program that allows personal direction and individualism, a proper balance between acade­ mics and athletics... and fun. 6. A tradition of excellence and proven success in running within an environment supportive and respectful of distance runners.

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This is Edinboro University

Edinboro University is the region’s largest

and most comprehensive institution of higher edu­ cation. Our motto – “Great Things Happen Here!” – repre­ sents much more than a mere tagline or catch­ phrase. It reflects upon a changing, growing and thriving University that strives for excellence region­ ally, nationally and globally, and, under Interim President Jim Moran is entirely studentcentered. Founded more than 150 years ago by descendants of Scottish immigrants, Edinboro’s beautiful 585­ acre campus is now home to more than 8,000 students enrolled in over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Rich in its Scottish traditions, the University’s majors in art, animation, criminal justice, education, nursing and speech language pathology have earned region­ al recognition and national accolades. Situated almost equal distance (about 100 miles) from the cultural, entertainment and major league sports metropolitan areas of Cleveland, Buffalo and Pittsburgh, Edinboro is less than 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth largest city, and 20 miles north of Meadville, Crawford County’s seat. Edinboro’s Baron­Forness Library has more than 500,000 bound volumes and 1.4 million microform units, along with an online catalog access to numer­ ous databases and electronic reserves and archives. The library, the region’s largest, is equipped with a wireless network, commuter labs and is accessible to users with visual impairments. The library and all University facilities provide the highest level of accessibility for students with disabilities. In that regard, Edinboro is nationally recognized. Edinboro’s extensive physical plant and resources now rival the faculty excellence that students have long found in the classrooms. Edinboro’s state­of­ the­art facilities are among the finest in higher edu­ cation. An investment of more than $200 million in new construction and renovation has allowed the University to enhance for students what we call “The Edinboro Experience” through myriad projects such as the new suite­style Highlands at Edinboro University student housing complex, the ongoing

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$29 million Cooper Hall science building expansion, and the new Jeremy D. Brown Human Services Building housing the Nursing and Speech, Language & Hearing Departments. The Zafirovski Sports & Recreation Center allows athletic teams to hold full practice sessions during inclement weather inside the region’s largest free­standing, air­supported facility. In addition to the five­acre Mallory Lake and ample pastoral and wooded areas, more than 40 buildings dot Edinboro’s spacious campus, including residence halls with private or shared rooms, honors housing and living/learning areas for academic and special interest student groups. Van Houten Dining Hall offers a variety of student meal plans, and various fast­food emporiums are perfect venues for energy­ boosters. Edinboro’s School of Graduate Studies and Research, with its technology­based computer­ assisted distance learning, now offers the region’s fastest growing academic programs at the graduate level. Edinboro’s new School of Business expands upon the University’s educational opportunities for students. But there’s more! Edinboro University in Erie – The Porreco Center, is a beautiful 27­acre campus that includes classrooms, computer laboratory and a unique facility for hosting small conferences, busi­ ness meetings and special events. Edinboro University in Meadville – The Joseph T. Buba Center, is located in the city’s historic Bessemer Building. All Edinboro University locations are connected by free Erie Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus ser­ vice. In fact, in an era of high fuel costs, students, faculty and staff ride free anywhere EMTA bus ser­ vice is offered! So you can see that Edinboro University, home of the Fighting Scots’ NCAA athletic teams and first­ class athletic venues, offers the complete collegiate experience – “The Edinboro Experience” – for undergraduate and graduate students. Edinboro’s faculty and staff of 850 individuals work­ ing as a single team to support our students’ higher education aspirations and successes indeed under­ score our motto. It’s true! Great things do happen here!


2011 Edinboro University Schedule Day & Date Saturday, September 3 Friday, September 17 Saturday, September 24 Saturday, October 1 Wednesday, October 12 Saturday, October 22 Saturday, November 5 Saturday, November 19

Opponent Site at Buffalo State Invitational Buffalo, NY at Iona Paddy Doyle Invitational New York, NY EDINBORO RAG RELAYS Edinboro, PA at Loyola Lakefront Invitational Chicago, IL at Wooster Invitational Wooster, OH at PSAC Championships Lock Haven, PA at NCAA Division II Slippery Rock, PA Atlantic Regional hosted by Slippery Rock at NCAA Division II Spokane, WA National Championships

HEAD COACH: Doug Watts


2011 Edinboro Cross Country Media Guide  

2011 Edinboro Cross Country Media Guide

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