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Head Coach..............................................Daniel Caulfield Alma Mater.................... Adams State (Colo.), 1995/’99 Office................................................................724.938.5684 E-mail....................................................caulfield@calu.edu Assistant Coach................ Jackie (Pacentrilli) Caulfield Alma Mater.................... Adams State (Colo.), 2003/’05 Director of Track & Field/XC................Roger Kingdom Alma Mater..............................................Pittsburgh, 2002 Cross Country Office..................................724.938.5684

Men’s All-PSAC.....................................................................25 Women’s All-PSAC................................................................ 6 Men’s All-Americans............................................................ 7 Men’s National Champions............................................... 1 Men’s PSAC Individual Champions................................ 3 Men’s Academic All-District.............................................. 2 Women’s Academic All-District....................................... 2 Men’s Academic All-Americans....................................... 1 Men’s USTFCCCA Individual All-Academic................11 Women’s USTFCCCA Individual All-Academic........... 6

CROSS COUNTRY SUPPORT STAFF

FAST FACTS ABOUT CAL U

Sports Information Director....................Matthew Kifer Office Phone...................................................724.938.4552 E-Mail............................................................. kifer@calu.edu Assistant SID..........................................Beth Ann Conway Office Phone...................................................724.938.4519 E-Mail..................................................conway_b@calu.edu

KEY PHONE NUMBERS President’s Office..........................................724.938.4400 Admissions......................................................724.938.4404 Alumni Relations..........................................724.938.4418 Athletic Office................................................724.938.4351 Bookstore........................................................724.938.4324 Equipment Manager...................................724.938.5927 Financial Aid...................................................724.938.4415 Cross Country Office...................................724.938.5684 Sports Information.......................................724.938.4552

ABOUT CAL U

The mission of intercollegiate athletics at California University of Pennsylvania is to provide student-athletes opportunities to participate in a comprehensive program of athletic competition.

The 2011 media guide has been written and edited by Matthew Kifer, Sports Information Director, and Sean King to assist in covering California University cross country in the 2011 season. Design and layout by Beth Ann Conway. Photos by Stephen Bates, Ken Brooks, Ryno Production, Greg Sofranko and SAI Photographers. Contents of this guide are subject to change and will be supplemented during the season by the Sports Information Office. All requests for additional information, including photographs, game accommodations and press passes, should be forwarded to the Sports Information Office.

HISTORY

Location..........................................................California, Pa. Founded..........................................................................1852 Enrollment.....................................................................9,017 Nickname.................................................................. Vulcans Colors.................................................................. Black & Red President.......................................Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr. V.P./Student Development................ Dr. Lenora Angelone Assoc. V.P./Athletic Development.................... Frank Bauer Athletic Director....................................Dr. Thomas Pucci Assoc. AD/SWA.......................................Dr. Karen Hjerpe Faculty Athletic Rep..................Dr. William Biddington Sports Information Director.................. Matthew Kifer Athletic Admin. Assistant........................Carolyn Tardd Dir. Ath. Facilities/Services............................. Ed Whited Facility........................................................... Roadman Park Affiliations................................................ NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Athletic Fax....................................................724.938.5849 Website........................................... www.calvulcans.com

SPORTS INFORMATION

Cal U’s 2011 Cross Country Media Guide is the result of work and research of current sports information personnel and those who have come before. This publication was created with the purpose of educating and informing the media and general public.

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Cross Country Athletic Trainers............... Sean Rentler ........................................................................Sarah Beaulieu Director of Athletic Performance..........Dr. Brian Oddi Strength & Conditioning............................. Bob Sepesy Head Athletic Trainer.............................Dr. Jamie Weary

CREDITS

RUNNERS

PROGRAM HISTORY

COACHING STAFF

COACHING INFORMATION

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The Cal U women’s cross country team captured the team title in last year’s season-opener with three top-10 finishers at the 39th-annual Marty Uher-Cal U Invitational.

Team Photo...........................................Inside Front Cover At A Glance.............................................................................2 Schedule..................................................................................2 Season Preview.....................................................................3 Coaching Staff.......................................................................4 Roster........................................................................................6 Senior Profiles........................................................................7 Returning Runners...............................................................9 Newcomers.......................................................................... 15 Academic Success............................................................. 17 Cross Country History...................................................... 18 All-Time Honors................................................................. 19 Season Review.................................................................... 19 PSAC....................................................................................... 20 President Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr.................................. 21 University & Athletic Administration.......................... 22 University Profile................................................................ 23 Convocation Center............................ Inside Back Cover

The men’s cross country program has featured an All-PSAC finisher in each of the last four years.

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CAL U HEAD COACHES Baseball.................................................................Mike Conte Men’s Basketball................................................... Bill Brown Women’s Basketball...................................... Mark Swasey Cheerleading/Dance......................................Marcia Boyd M/W Cross Country..................................Daniel Caulfield Football........................................................ John Luckhardt Men’s Golf......................................................Peter Coughlin Women’s Golf..............................................MerriLyn Gibbs Men’s Soccer..................................................Dennis Laskey Women’s Soccer......................................................Al Alvine Softball......................................................... Rick Bertagnolli Swimming............................................................... Ed Denny Tennis.............................................................Pablo Montana M/W Track & Field.....................................Roger Kingdom Volleyball..................................................Peter Letourneau

The 2011 Cal U Cross Country Media Guide is a multi-purpose publication for use by the news media, as well as fans and alumni of California University of Pennsylvania. Additional information is available to the media upon request from the Sports Information Office. News releases and photographs will only be made available to members of the news media.

CAL U ATHLETIC SUPPORT STAFF Dr. William Biddington...................Faculty Athletic Rep. Chelsey Pryor Burk..............Athletic Business Manager Kelly Collins........................................... Academic Advisor Beth Ann Conway.....Ast. Sports Information Director Travis Eisentrout................ Athletic Events Coordinator Ben Hilborn....................................... Equipment Manager Shannon Kelley..........Director of Athletic Fundraising Matthew Kifer.................... Sports Information Director Matt Luckhardt...........Director of Athletic Fundraising Annie Malkowiak.......Director of Athletic Fundraising Brian Oddi..................Director of Athletic Performance Ron Sealy................Facilities Manager - Roadman Park Bob Sepesy..................Strength & Conditioning Coach Carolyn Tardd............. Administrative Ast. for Athletics Ross Vecchio................Director of Athletic Fundraising Dr. Jamie Weary................. Director of Athletic Training Ed Whited......Director of Facilities & Athletic Services

Head Coach Daniel Caulfield Coach Caulfield is available for interviews during the season. Please coordinate all requests for personal interviews with Coach Caulfield through the Sports Information Office at 724.938.4552.

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HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

AT A GLANCE

Mailing Address: 250 University Avenue California, Pa. 15419 www.calu.edu www.calvulcans.com

Credentials All media attending California University of Pennsylvania cross country meets are requested to notify the Sports Information Office. Credentials for home meets are issued for working media only and should be requested as early as possible.

Players All player interviews must be coordinated through the California University of Pennsylvania Sports Information Office. All player interviews require at least one day notice. Players are available for interviews as their schedule permits.

Vulcan Website Statistics, press releases, media guides, and other Cal U material may also be found on the official Cal U Athletic Website. Visit www.calvulcans.com to find the Vulcans online. Vulcans go Mobile Cal U has partnered with Songwhale, a mobilemarketing company based in Pittsburgh. To stay connected, fans can text the word VULCANS to WHALE (94253) to sign up for score updates, alerts and prize giveaways all via text message to your mobile phone. Cal Fusion Cal U has also partnered with Blackboard Mobile. Make Athletics accessible on the go! Download Cal Fusion and access the Athletics icon to get up-todate news, schedules and scores. Social Media Fans can also follow the Vulcans through social media on both Facebook (facebook.com/calvulcans) and Twitter (@calvulcans).

2011 SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER Sat. 3 Sat. 17 Sat. 24

40TH-ANNUAL MARTY UHER/CAL U H.S. INVITATIONAL @ Buffalo Stampede @ Saint Vincent Invitational

OCTOBER Sat. 1 Sat. 8 Sat. 22

@ Pitt-Greensburg Bobcat Invitational @ Carnegie Mellon Invitational @ PSAC Championships

NOVEMBER Sat. 5 Sat. 19

@ NCAA Regional Championships @ NCAA National Championships

California, Pa. Buffalo, N.Y. Latrobe, Pa.

Greensburg, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. Mansfield, Pa.

Slippery Rock, Pa. Spokane, Wash.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT California University of Pennsylvania is an academic community dedicated to the ideals of justice, fairness and equal opportunity for all. In compliance with federal and state laws, the University is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. The University will not tolerate racial, ethnic or sexual discrimination. Sexual harassment is considered by law to be a form of sexual discrimination and is, therefore, unacceptable. Direct equal opportunity and affirmative action inquiries or complaints to the Special Assistant to the President for EEEO/University Ombudsperson, Office of Social Equity, South Hall 112, 724.938.4014. Direct inquiries regarding services or facilities accessibility to the ADA/504 Compliance Officer, Office of Student Development and Services, Residence Building B, 724-938-4076. Direct Title IX inquiries to the Senior Woman Administrator/Title IX Coordinator, Department of Athletics, Hamer Hall 248, 724.938.4351.

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The Vulcans won the men’s team title at the 39th-annual Marty Uher-California University of Pennsylvania Invitational.

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SEASON PREVIEW PRESEASON CAPSULE

Ran in six races; finished 2nd on team at PSAC

Jamie Burkwit (5-8, So.)

Competed in six races; finished 3rd on team at PSAC

Noah Carroll (6-3, So.)

Ran in four races; led team at Slippery Rock

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Men’s Runners Returning (9) Savantuay Boyette (5-7, So.)

Cameron Coffey (5-7, So.)

Ran in five races; finished 7th at Cal U

Aaron Dinzeo (5-10, So.)

All-PSAC; USTFCCCA All-Academic

Capital One All-District; USTFCCCA All-Academic

Chris Poss (5-8, Jr.)

RETURNERS FROM 2010 CHAMPIONSHIPS

PSAC Regional 23rd/27:28 90th/35:31.1 58th/28:47 86th/35:24.7 --/29:09 --62nd/28:52 --7th/26:27 16th/32:27.7 43rd/28:18 52nd/34:18.0 ---/29:12 82nd/35:19.0 36th/27:52 53rd/34:18.9

PSAC Regional 97th/26:46 -----/27:21 ----- 105th/26:02.0 74th/54:40 59th/24:35.1 82nd/25:51 99th/24:46.8 44th/24:37 58th/24:32.9 86th/26:05 112th/26:16.1 85th/26:03 82nd/25:06.0 53rd/24:48 71st/24:50.8

Competed in six races; led team at Saint Vincent

Cory Steinhagen (5-10, Sr.)

Ran in three races

Christopher Werner (5-11, Jr.)

USTFCCCA All-Academic; competed in seven races

Women’s Runners Returning (22) Brittany Amori (5-5, So.)

Ran in four races; placed 11th at Cal U

Melanie Barr (5-2, So.)

Ran in five races; finished 10th at Slippery Rock

Anna Carik (5-8, So.)

Competed in team-high seven races

Maeve Charlesworth (5-3, So.)

USTFCCCA All-Academic; ran in three races

Erika Coffey (5-2, Jr.)

Competed in one race

Melissa David (5-7, So.)

Ran in two races

Bethany Feathers (5-2, So.)

Competed in three races

Erin Flickinger (5-4, So.)

Ran in five races; finished 18th at Saint Vincent

Laurie Hall (5-4, Sr.)

Redshirted in 2010; ran in all seven races in 2009

Ann Marie Hayes (5-5, So.)

Ran in five races; finished fourth on team at PSAC

Andi Heasley (5-1, So.)

Competed in five races

Brittney Kanach (5-5, Sr.)

USTFCCCA All-Academic; led team in four races

Megan Kleiner (5-6, Jr.)

Competed in team-high seven races

Erin Kling (5-5, So.)

Redshirted in 2010; PSAC Freshman of the Year in 2009

Julia Kubica (5-5, So.)

HISTORY

Ran in three races; led team in two races

Richelle Lashley (5-9, Jr.)

Competed in two races

Bryanna Learn (5-2, Jr.)

Ran in four races; placed 20th at Saint Vincent

Marie McIntyre (5-7, Jr.)

Competed in three races; placed 6th at Cal U

Jill Schickling (5-5, So.)

ABOUT CAL U

Cal U has made tremendous strides with the women’s program in the last two seasons and will feature its most experienced team in years with 22 runners returning in 2011. Over the last two years, the Vulcans have won their first invitational titles in over 20 years, while also posting their best finishes at the NCAA Regional Championships in two decades. Senior Brittney Kanach returns for her final season after leading the team in four races in 2010. For the second time in her career, she was the Vulcans’ top finisher at both the PSAC and NCAA Regional Championships. The Vulcans will also benefit from the return of redshirt sophomore Erin Kling, who missed all of last fall due to injury. In 2009, she became the program’s first All-PSAC runner since 1984 and was named PSAC Freshman of the Year. Sophomores Maeve Charlesworth and Julia Kubica will also be key returners in 2011 after each ran in only three events last season. In her college debut, Charlesworth posted a team-best finish at Carnegie Mellon and later finished second on the team at the NCAA Regional Championships. Kubica led the team in each race in which she competed, finishing second overall at the season-opening race at Roadman Park and at Slippery Rock. Redshirt senior Laurie Hall and junior Carly Youngeberg look to again contribute this year after each set school records during the track season. Hall missed all of last fall, but returns with over a dozen career races, and Youngeberg finished second on the team at the PSAC Championships in 2010. Juniors Megan Kleiner, Bryanna Learn and Marie McIntyre, along with sophomores Brittany Amori, Melanie Barr, Anna Carik, Erin Flickinger, Ann Marie Hayes, Andi Heasley, Jill Schickling, Sarah Schumaker and Amber Simcoke will provide significant depth to the program.

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With nine male runners returning, the Vulcans are looking to improve upon last year’s sixth-place finish at the PSAC Championships, which was hosted at Roadman Park. Last season, head coach Daniel Caulfield guided Cal U to its highest finish at the conference race since 1984. Caulfield will look to a pair of former All-PSAC performers in sophomore Aaron Dinzeo and junior Christopher Werner to anchor the Vulcans in 2011. As a true freshman, Dinzeo led the Vulcans in all seven races in which he competed. He won the season-opening race at Roadman Park and added top-10 finishes at Lehigh and Kutztown. Dinzeo finished seventh at the PSAC Championships and 16th at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships, marking the highest Cal U finish at both races since 2008. Werner competed in seven races last season after earning All-PSAC honors as a freshman in 2009. Last year, he finished third on the team at both the PSAC and NCAA Regional Championships. Tim Lahmers returns for his senior season with the Vulcans after running a combined 16 events over the last thee years. Last season, he finished second on the team at the NCAA Regional Championships. Senior Cory Steinhagen, junior Chris Poss and sophomores Savantuay Boyette, Jamie Burkwit, Noah Carroll and Cameron Coffey all return after competing in races last season for Vulcans. Boyette ran in six races and finished behind only Dinzeo on the team at three events, including the PSAC Championships where he finished 23rd overall. Cal U will also benefit with the transfer of three runners with NCAA Division I experience. Senior Chris Wolfe competed on the Louisville track & field teams the last three seasons, while brothers Kyle and Nick Gibson competed for Saint Francis (Pa.).

Name Brittany Amori Melanie Barr Anna Carik Maeve Charlesworth Ann Marie Hayes Brittney Kanach Megan Kleiner Jill Schickling Carly Youngeberg

RUNNERS

Name Savantuay Boyette Jamie Burkwit Noah Carroll Cameron Coffey Aaron Dinzeo Tim Lahmers Chris Poss Christopher Werner

RETURNERS FROM 2010 CHAMPIONSHIPS

COACHING STAFF

Tim Lahmers (5-7, Sr.)

USTFCCCA All-Academic; ran in six races

Sarah Schumaker (5-2, So.)

Ran in four events

Amber Simcoke (5-5, So.)

Competed in four events

Carly Youngeberg (5-3, Jr.)

USTFCCCA All-Academic, competed in four races

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HEAD COACH ABOUT CAL U

DANIEL CAULFIELD HEAD COACH Sixth Year at Cal U caulfield@calu.edu

HISTORY

THE CAULFIELD FILE Name: Daniel Caulfield Born: Oct. 16, 1972 Hometown: Roscommon, Ireland College: Adams State, 1995/’99 Wife: Jackie

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COACHING EXPERIENCE 2006-11 2005-06 1998-04

Cal U Head Coach Clarion Head Coach Adams St. Ast. Coach

Daniel Caulfield enters his sixth season as the head coach for the men’s and women’s cross country programs at Cal U. In addition to his work with the cross country teams, he serves as an assistant coach with the men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field teams. Last season, the Vulcans hosted the PSAC Championships at Roadman Park for the first time since 1992. Led by All-PSAC freshman Aaron Dinzeo, who finished seventh overall, the men’s team posted a sixth-place finish, its best since 1986. During the 2011 PSAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, senior Matt Kroetch became the fourth different runner in school history to win the PSAC title in the 10,000 meters. Kroetch registered a time of 30:39.15 to win the race and provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships. In addition, he has coached All-PSAC runners in the 800 and 1,500 meters and the 5K and 10K. In 2009, Caulfield coached two of the top freshmen in the conference with Erin Kling becoming the first Cal U women’s runner to earn All-PSAC honors since 1984 and was named the PSAC Freshman of the Year. In his short time with the Vulcans, he has coached athletes to six combined conference titles in cross country and track & field. He also mentored NCAA All-American and Olympic Trials qualifier Christopher Clark. In 2008, Clark posted one of the

most impressive seasons by a runner in program history, earning USTFCCCA Atlantic Region and PSAC Men’s Athlete of the Year laurels. In addition to their improvement on the course, Caulfield’s teams are also excelling in the classroom. Last year, both the men’s and women’s team were named a USTFCCCA AllAcademic Team. Individually, both Erin Kling and Tim Lahmers earned Capital One Academic All-District laurels. Caulfield joined Cal U after serving as the head men’s and women’s track & field and cross country coach at PSAC rival Clarion. A native of Ireland, he started coaching at his alma mater Adams State in Alamosa, Colo. While serving as a coach with the Grizzlies, Adams State won four NCAA women’s cross country national championships (1998, 1999, 2003 and 2004) and two NCAA men’s titles (1998 and 2003). During his collegiate career, he was a 10-time All-American and two-time NAIA National Champion. He helped lead the Grizzlies’ cross country program to National Championships in 1993 and 1994 after placing in the top five during both championship races. Caulfield also was the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) record holder in the 800- and 1500-meter runs. He was named to the RMAC All-Time Men’s Cross Country Team in

2009. Caulfield earned his bachelor’s degree from ASC in exercise physiology and in late 1996 returned to Ireland to work in the exercise physiology department of the Blackrock Clinic, one of the country’s most established healthcare facilities. He returned to ASC in 1998 to complete his master’s degree and coached there until December 2004. The Irish native also holds the national indoor record in the 800 meters. Caulfield was a two-time European Cup champion in the 800and 1500-meter runs. In 2001, he was among the top 50 in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World rankings. Caulfield was a two-time runnerup at the Millrose Games, which is an annual indoor track & field meet held at Madison Square Garden. He also placed eighth in the 2001 World Indoor Championships in Lisbon, Portugal.

Year

Men’s PSAC Champ Finish

Men’s NCAA Regional Finish

Women’s PSAC Champ. Finish

Women’s NCAA Regional Finish

2006

13th

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2007

8th

10th

13th

Individuals

2008

8th

9th

15th

20th

2009

8th

9th

13th

13th

2010

6th

9th

12th

14th

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JACKIE CAULFIELD ASSISTANT COACH Sixth Year at Cal U caulfield_j@calu.edu

1997 to 1999. During her collegiate career, she earned AllAmerica honors in the 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs. As a senior in 2002, she finished third at the National Indoor Track & Field Championships in the 5,000 meters. She also was a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) All-Academic teams throughout her career.

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A former All-American distance runner, Jackie (Pacentrilli) Caulfield enters her sixth season with the Vulcan cross country programs in 2011. Caulfield worked with 20-plus NCAA Division II individual national champions, nearly 100 AllAmericans and three NCAA Championship teams at Division II perennial powerhouse Adams State in Alamosa, Colo. She received her bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology with Cum Laude honors from Adams State before completing her master’s degree in health and physical education. Caulfield helped the Grizzlies to three-straight NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships from

RUNNERS

ROGER KINGDOM

track & field career. He set the world record of 12.92 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles in Zurich, Switzerland in 1989. Kingdom retired from active competition in 1998 and in 2005, Kingdom was inducted in to the USA Track & Field (USATF) Hall of Fame. This summer, he was a member of the inaugural class of the USATF Georgia Hall of Fame.

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ABOUT CAL U

during his tenure, the Vulcans have had the PSAC Track Athlete of the Year and twice the PSAC Most Valuable Athlete of the Year and PSAC Freshman of the Year. Under Kingdom’s supervision Cal U has had at least one All-American in each season from 20072010 including four-time member Christopher Clark (5K and 10K) and five-time honoree Brice Myers (60-meter and 110-meter hurdles). The women’s program has also had two All-Americans, with current track & field assistant coach Danielle Malay receiving honors in the 400-meter hurdles in 2008 and Clare McSweeney earning recognition in the 800-meter run in 2010. One of the most decorated athletes in Cal U history, Kingdom mentored 14-time PSAC Champion Brad Rager who excelled in the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes. Rager was the two-time PSAC Track Athlete of the Year and was twice named PSAC Most Valuable Athlete. Kingdom is a 2002 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh and played football for the Panthers in the 1980s before concentrating his efforts on his

HISTORY

Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Roger Kingdom enters his eighth year working with the cross country and track & field programs at Cal U. Kingdom, the former world and American record holder in the 110-meter hurdles, serves as the Director of the Track & Field and Cross Country programs at Cal U. Kingdom is a five-time United States Outdoor Champion (1985, 1988-90 and 1995) and two-time gold medalist at the Pan Am Games (1983, 1995). He also holds a World Cup gold medal (1989) and won gold at the World University Games in 1989. He remains one of only two runners to ever win consecutive Olympic titles in the 110-meter hurdles (1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul). A native of Georgia, he joined the Cal U athletic program in 2004 before being named interim head track & field coach in March of the following year. Shortly thereafter, he accepted the director position for both the cross country and track & field programs. In his time as head coach, Cal U has featured 12 individual All-Americans, as well as 20 individual PSAC Indoor and Outdoor Champions. Four times

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DIRECTOR OF TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY Eighth Year at Cal U kingdom@calu.edu

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ROSTER

HISTORY

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MEN’S ROSTER Name

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown/High School

Savantuay Boyette

So.

5-7

Jamestown, N.Y./Jamestown

Jamie Burkwit

So.

5-8

New Hope, Pa./North Penn

Noah Carroll

So.

6-3

Fulton, N.Y./G. Ray Bodley

Cameron Coffey

So.

5-7

Brownsville, Pa./Brownsville

Aaron Dinzeo

So.

5-10

Sidney, Ohio/Sidney

Kyle Gibson

Sr.

5-10

Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan

Nick Gibson

Fr.

6-1

Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan

Morgan Huegel

Fr.

5-7

Cranberry, Pa./Cranberry

Tim Lahmers

Sr.

5-7

Delmont, Pa./Franklin Regional

Nick Pezza

Fr.

5-7

Woodbine, Md./Century

Chris Poss

Jr.

5-8

Manchester, N.J./Manchester Township

Abel Robinault

Fr.

6-0

Garland, Pa./Youngsville

Cory Steinhagen

Sr.

5-10

Sarver, Pa./Knoch

Christopher Werner

Jr.

5-11

Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch

Chris Wolfe

Sr.

6-0

Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin

Name

Yr.

Ht.

Hometown/High School

Brittany Amori

So.

5-5

Plum, Pa./Plum

Melanie Barr

So.

5-2

Lancaster, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg

Anna Carik

So.

5-8

Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley

Maeve Charlesworth

So.

5-3

Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg

Erika Coffey

Jr.

5-2

Brownsville, Pa./ Brownsville

Melissa David

So.

5-7

Maplewood, N.J./Columbia

Sandy Estep

Jr.

5-4

Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor

Erin Flickinger

So.

5-4

Oley, Pa./Oley Valley

Allison Hall

Fr.

5-3

Jackson, Pa./Blue Ridge

Laurie Hall

Sr. (R)

5-4

Jackson, Pa./Blue Ridge

Ann Marie Hayes

So.

5-5

Tipperary, Ireland/Ursuline Secondary

Andi Heasley

So.

5-1

Monroeville, Pa./Gateway

Brittney Kanach

Sr.

5-5

Pottstown, Pa./Pottsgrove

Megan Kleiner

Jr.

5-6

New Milford, Pa./Blue Ridge

Erin Kling

So. (R)

5-5

Jamestown, N.Y./Jamestown

Julia Kubica

So.

5-5

Freedom, Pa./Freedom

Richelle Lashley

Jr.

5-9

Bedford, Pa./Bedford

Bryanna Learn

Jr.

5-2

Mansfield, Pa./Homeschooled

Marie McIntyre

Jr.

5-7

Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills

Melissa Poach

Fr.

5-4

Washington, Pa./Trinity

Jill Schickling

So.

5-5

Pocono Summit, Pa./Pocono Mountain West

Sarah Schumaker

So.

5-2

Littlestown, Pa./Littlestown

Amber Simcoke

So.

5-5

Brownsville, Pa./Brownsville

Charhea Strickler

Fr.

5-7

Brownsville, Pa./Brownsville

Carly Youngeberg

Jr.

5-3

Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central

Alex Zanella

Fr.

5-8

Everett, Pa./Everett

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WOMEN’S ROSTER

ROSTER BY ELIGIBILITY SENIORS - 6 Kyle Gibson Laurie Hall (R) Brittney Kanach Tim Lahmers Cory Steinhagen Chris Wolfe JUNIORS - 9 Erika Coffey Sandy Estep Megan Kleiner Richelle Lashley Bryanna Learn Marie McIntyre Chris Poss Christopher Werner Carly Youngeberg SOPHOMORES - 18 Brittany Amori Melanie Barr Savantuay Boyette Jamie Burkwit Anna Carik Noah Carroll Maeve Charlesworth Cameron Coffey Melissa David Aaron Dinzeo Erin Flickinger Ann Marie Hayes Andi Heasley Erin Kling (R) Julia Kubica Jill Schickling Sarah Schumaker Amber Simcoke

Head Coach: Daniel Caulfield (Adams State, 1995/’99) Assistant Coach: Jackie (Pacentrilli) Caulfield (Adams State, 2003/’05) Director of Track & Field/XC: Roger Kingdom (Pittsburgh, 2002)

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FRESHMEN - 8 Nick Gibson Allison Hall Morgan Huegel Nick Pezza Melissa Poach Abel Robinault Charhea Strickler Alex Zanella


SENIOR PROFILES BRITTNEY KANACH

JACKSON, PA.

POTTSTOWN, PA.

Senior Major: Justice Studies

Senior Major: Earth Science

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LAURIE HALL

High School: Attended Blue Ridge ... second-team all-conference, member of two district runner-up team and PIAA qualifying team ... Track & Field ... personal records: 800m 2:31, 1600m 6:27 and 5k 21:27 ... National Honor Society

On a Personal Note: Born Aug. 5, 1988 ... Daughter of Stephen and Stephanie Kanach

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2010: USTFCCCA All-Academic … competed in six of nine races … finished first on team four times … helped lead team to title at 39th-annual Cal Invitational with a time of 20:42 to finish second on team and fourth overall … placed third on team with a time of 23:35.5 at Penn State Harry Groves Spiked Shoes Invitational … led team with a time of 23:57 at Lehigh Paul Short Run … was first on the team at Kutztown Challenge Invitational with a time of 24:13 … finished with a time of 24:37 to place first on team and 47th overall at PSAC Championships … placed first on team and 58th overall with a time of 24:32.9 at NCAA Atlantic Regional … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Ran in four of seven races ... finished sixth on team at 38th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 20:42 ... was fourth on team with a time of 20:42.4 at Wisconsin-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational … ran time of 25:17.0 to finish second on team and 62nd overall at PSAC Championships ... placed second on team and 70th overall with a time of 23:56 at NCAA Atlantic Regional ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Spring 2010) ... 2008: Redshirted ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) ... 2007: Finished first on team and 64th overall at 26:34.20 during PSAC Championships ... led team and finished 44th overall at NCAA East Regional with a time of 23:14 ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2007-08) ... Track & Field Personal Records: 3k 10:46.07 and 5k 18:49.95

COACHING STAFF

2010: Redshirted … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: ESPN The Magazine Academic AllDistrict II Second-Team ... ran in all seven races ... placed fourth on team and career-best 14th overall with a time of 21:12.27 at Marietta Carl Broughton Invitational ... helped lead team to title at Penn State Behrend Invitational by finishing sixth on team and 18th overall with a time of 25:59 ... finished fifth on team and 20th overall with a time of 21:01 at Saint Vincent Invitational ... ran time of 26:13.8 at PSAC Championships to finish sixth on team and 94th overall ... placed fourth on team and 90th overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional with a time of 24:36 ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: Competed in all six races ... was fourth on team at 37th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 22:12 … ran time of 27:12.1 to place second on team at Iona Meet of Champions … finished third on team with a time of 22:24 at Saint Vincent Invitational ... was second on team at Carnegie Mellon Invitational with a time of 21:36.19 … placed second on team and 100th overall with a time of 25:00 at PSAC Championships ... posted a time of 26:07 to finish fourth on team and 111th overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) ... 2007: Placed second on team and 79th overall at PSAC Championships with a time of 27:27.7 ... finished second on the team and 92nd overall at NCAA East Region in 24:18 ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2007-08) ... Track & Field: Holds indoor school record in mile (5:11.92) ... personal records: 1500m 4:43.70, 3k 10:35.62 and 5k 18:58.58

High School: Attended Pottsgrove ... four-year letterman, four-time MVP, three-time all-conference ... Track & Field ... Athlete of the Year

2010 REVIEW

On a Personal Note: Born May 18, 1989 ... Daughter of Jeffrey and Carolyn Hall ... older sister of freshman runner Allison Hall

HISTORY ABOUT CAL U

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RUNNERS

2010 REVIEW

HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

SENIOR PROFILES TIM LAHMERS

CORY STEINHAGEN

Senior Major: Earth Science

Senior Major: Sport Management

DELMONT, PA.

2010: Capital One All-District Second-Team ... USTFCCCA All-Academic … ran in four of nine races … finished career-best second overall with a time of 27:43 to help lead team to title at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational … ran time of 28:06 to place seventh on the team at the Kutztown Challenge Invitational … was fourth on team and 49th overall at PSAC Championships with a time of 28:18 … ran time of 34:14.0 to finish second on team and 52nd overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Competed in all seven events, posting two top-10 finishes ... led team and finished eighth overall with a time of 27:20 at 38th-annual Cal U Invitational ... finished fourth on team and a season-best seventh overall at Marietta Invitational with a time of 28:01.25 ... was fourth on team and 11th overall with a time of 27:12 at Penn State Behrend Invitational ... placed fourth on team and 18th overall at Saint Vincent Invitational with a time of 27:24 … posted time of 17:47.3 to finish fourth on team and 18th overall at Wisconsin-Parkside Lucian Rose Invitational … placed fifth on team and 92nd overall at PSAC Championships with a time of 30:08.6 ... ran time of 36:06 to finish fifth on team and 110th overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional ... PSAC ScholarAthlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: USTFCCCA All-Academic ... ran in five of six races ... helped lead team to title at 37th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 27:23 to finish fourth on team and 11th overall ... registered time of 27:30.6 to finish third on the team at Iona College Meet of Champions … placed fourth on team in 27:27.22 at Carnegie Mellon Invitational … posted time of 27:25 to finish sixth on team and 76th overall at PSAC Championships ... placed fourth on team and 69th overall with a time of 35:18 at NCAA Atlantic Regional ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (200809) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) ... Track & Field Personal Records: 5k 15:29.04 and 10k 32:36.01

SARVER, PA.

2010: Ran in three of nine events … finished sixth on team at Saint Vincent Invitational with a time of 28:45 … was third on team with a time of 28:38.67 at Carnegie Mellon Invitational … placed eighth on team at Kutztown Challenge Invitational with a time of 28:33 … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010) … 2009: Did not compete ... transfer from Butler Community College High School: Attended Knoch ... three-year letterman, member of state qualifying team ... Track & Field On a Personal Note: Born Feb. 29, 1988 ... Son of Penny Steinhagen

On a Personal Note: Born Sept. 24, 1989 ... Son of Tom and Jen Lahmers

2011 PREVIEW

COACHING STAFF

High School: Attended Franklin Regional ... three-year letterman ... Track & Field ... personal records 3200m 10:10 and 5k 16:54 ... Highest Honors, National Honor Society

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RETURNING RUNNERS PLUM, PA.

Sophomore Major: Psychology

High School: Attended Jamestown ... three-year letterman, three-time county champion ... Track & Field ... Acapella Choir, Key Club, Madrigals Choir, National Honor Society On a Personal Note: Born Dec. 1, 1991 ... Son of Linda Jim

High School: Attended Plum ... three-year letterman, member of section championship team ... Track & Field ... personal records: 1600m 5:56 and 5k 21:17 ... Honor Roll, Scholar-Athlete, SADD, Spanish Club

JAMIE BURKWIT

On a Personal Note: Born March 29, 1991 ... Daughter of Edmond and Debra Amori

Sophomore Major: Justice Studies

LANCASTER, PA.

Sophomore Major: Psychology

NEW HOPE, PA.

2010: Ran in six of nine events … finished fourth on team and season-best 18th overall with a time of 28:40.4 in college debut at Slippery Rock Tri … ran time of 28:38 to place fourth on team at Saint Vincent Invitational … led team at Carnegie Mellon with a time of 27:45.27 … placed fifth on team with a time of 27:42 at Kutztown Challenge Invitational … finished fifth on team and 73rd overall at PSAC Championships with a time of 28:47 … was sixth on team and 86th overall with a time of 35:24.7 at NCAA Atlantic Regional ... Track & Field Personal Record: 5k 15:47.38

On a Personal Note: Born March 13, 1992 ... Daughter of David and Sandy Barr

SAVANTUAY BOYETTE JAMESTOWN, N.Y.

2010: Competed in six of nine races … helped lead team to title at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 27:54 to finish third on team and fifth overall … placed fourth on team with a time of 28:32.0 at Penn State Harry Groves Spiked Shoes Invitational … ran time of 26:45 to finish second on team at Lehigh Paul Short Run … placed second on team and 20th overall at Kutztown Challenge

PITTSBURGH, PA.

Sophomore Major: Early Childhood Education 2010: Ran in seven of nine events … placed ninth on team with a time of 22:14 at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational … finished eighth on team at Penn State Harry Groves Spiked Shoes Invitational with a time of 25:04.5 … was sixth on team and 20th overall with a time of 25:58.5 at Slippery Rock Tri … ran time of 21:19 to place a season-best third on team and 19th overall at Saint Vincent Invitational … placed sixth on team at Lehigh Paul Short Run with a time of 25:04 … finished eighth on team with a time of 26:43 at Kutztown Challenge Invitational … was sixth on team and 105th overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional with a time of 26:02.0 … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Spring 2011) High School: Attended Chartiers Valley ... two-time WPIAL qualifier, member of WPIAL championship team ... Track & Field On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 13, 1992 ... Daughter of Hank and Susan Carik

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Sophomore Major: Pre- Education

ANNA CARIK HISTORY

High School: Attended Lampeter-Strasburg ... four-year letterman, three-time all-star, three-time league medalist, two-time district medalist, member of two league championship teams

On a Personal Note: Born Oct. 11, 1991 ... Son of Daniel Burkwit and Janine Roberts

2010 REVIEW

High School: Attended North Penn ... Track & Field ... personal record: 5k 17:08 2010: Ran in five of nine events … helped lead team to title at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 21:18 to finish fifth on team and 12th overall … finished sixth on team at Penn State Harry Groves Spiked Shoes Invitational with a time of 24:39.1 … was second on team and 10th overall with a time of 24:57.6 at Slippery Rock Tri … ran time of 24:38 to place fourth on team at Lehigh Paul Short Run … finished eighth on team and 128th overall at PSAC Championships with a time of 27:21 … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Spring 2011)

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MELANIE BARR

COACHING STAFF

2010: Competed in four of nine races as a redshirt freshman … helped lead team to title at 39th-annual Cal Invitational with a time of 21:10 to finish fourth on team and 11th overall … ran time of 23:39.9 to finish fourth on team at Penn State Harry Groves Spiked Shoes Invitational … placed third on team at Lehigh Paul Short Run with a time of 24:37 … was seventh on team and 117th overall with a time of 26:46 at PSAC Championships … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Redshirted ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... Track & Field Personal Record: 5k 18:52.10

2011 PREVIEW

BRITTANY AMORI

Invitational with a time of 26:49 … finished second on team and 24th overall with a time of 27:28 at PSAC Championships … was seventh on team and 90th overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional with a time of 35:31.1 … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (201011) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) ... Track & Field: Placed seventh in PSAC Outdoor Championships in 10K ... personal records: 5k 15:24.82 and 10k 31:36.04


HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

RETURNING RUNNERS NOAH CARROLL

Spiked Shoes Invitational … ran time of 27:15 to place fifth on team at Lehigh Paul Short Run … finished sixth on team at Kutztown Challenge Invitational with a time of 28:00 … placed seventh on team and 72nd overall with a time of 28:52 at PSAC Championships … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Spring 2011)

Sophomore Major: Psychology

High School: Attended Brownsville ... four-year letterman, three-time allcounty, two-time all-county champion, two-time WPIAL medalist, two-time PIAA state qualifier

FULTON, N.Y.

2010: Competed in four of nine events … led team and placed a season-best 12th overall in college debut with a time of 27:58.6 at Slippery Rock Tri … finished second on team and 17th overall with a time of 28:06 at Saint Vincent Invitational … ran time of 28:25 to place eighth on team at Lehigh Paul Short Run … was seventh on team and 72nd overall with a time of 28:52 at PSAC Championships … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) ... Track & Field Personal Records: 800m 1:55.35 and 1500m 3:57.98

2010 REVIEW

High School: Attended G. Ray Bodley ... Track & Field ... personal records:800m 2:01 and 1600m 4:24 ... Citizenship Award, Excellence in History, High Honors, Outdoor Adventure Club On a Personal Note: Born Dec. 8, 1991 ... Son of Daniel Carroll and Jennifer Ruta

MAEVE CHARLESWORTH CHAMBERSBURG, PA.

COACHING STAFF

RUNNERS

Sophomore Major: Environmental Studies 2010: USTFCCCA All-Academic … competed in three of nine races … PSAC Women’s Athlete of the Week (Oct. 11) … led team and finished 11th overall with a time of 19:31.28 at Carnegie Mellon Invitational … finished third on team and 78th overall at PSAC Championships with a time of 25:40 … placed second on team and 59th overall with a time of 24:35.1 at NCAA Atlantic Regional … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) High School: Attended Chambersburg ... three-year letterman, conference medalist, district medalist ... National Honor Society On a Personal Note: Born Dec. 18, 1991 ... Daughter of Ernest and Jane Charlesworth

2011 PREVIEW

CAMERON COFFEY BROWNSVILLE, PA. Sophomore Major: Biology 2010: Ran in five of nine races … helped lead team to title at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 28:07 to finish fifth on team and season-best seventh overall … placed third on team with a time of 28:30.8 at Penn State Harry Groves

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On a Personal Note: Born Aug. 8, 1992 ... Son of James and Crystal Coffey ... younger brother of junior runner Erika Coffey

ERIKA COFFEY BROWNSVILLE, PA. Junior Major: Biology 2010: Ran in one of nine events … placed seventh on team with a time of 26:34.1 at Slippery Rock Tri … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Did not compete ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: Medical redshirt ... led team and finished ninth overall at 37th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 19:52 ... PSAC ScholarAthlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) High School: Attended Brownsville ... four-year letterman, four-time PIAA state qualifier, two-time WPIAL medalist, four-time all-county, member of threestraight county champion teams ... Track & Field On a Personal Note: Born July 13, 1990 ... Daughter of James and Crystal Coffey ... older sister of sophomore runner Cameron Coffey

MELISSA DAVID MAPLEWOOD, N.J.

Sophomore Major: Communication Studies 2010: Competed in two of nine races as a redshirt freshman … finished 11th on team with a time of 22:57 at Saint Vincent Invitational … placed seventh on team at Carnegie Mellon Invitational with a time of 22:19.52 … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Redshirted ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Spring 2010) High School: Attended Columbia ... threeyear letterman, two-time all-conference, first-team all-county, county champion, county Athlete of the Year On a Personal Note: Born Feb. 6, 1991 ... Daughter of Michael and Cecilia David

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RETURNING RUNNERS SANDY ESTEP

Sophomore Major: Anthropology

Junior Major: Sport Management

SIDNEY, OHIO

2010: Competed in two of nine events … finished 13th on team with a time of 27:36.6 at Slippery Rock Tri … placed ninth on team with a time of 22:44.91 at Carnegie Mellon Invitational … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Did not participate … 2008: Ran in four of six events … placed sixth on team at 37th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 25:40 … finished fifth on team with a time of 24:32 at Saint Vincent Invitational … was sixth on team and 133rd overall at PSAC Championships with a time of 28:01 … ran time of 29:34 to place sixth on team and 153rd overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional … PSAC Scholar-Athlete … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall, 2008, Spring 2009) ... Track & Field: Four-time All-PSAC: 4x400m relay (indoor and outdoor) ... personal records 400m 57.69 and 800m 2:13.97 High School: Attended Chancellor ... Track & Field ... Above and Beyond Award, Academic Letter, National Honor Society

RUNNERS RUNNERS

High School: Attended Sidney ... three-time all-conference, conference champion, two-time all-state ... Track & Field ... personal records: 1600m 4:27 and 3200m 9:27 ... High Honors, Valedictorian

FREDERICKSBURG, VA.

COACHING STAFF

2010: All-PSAC … USTFCCCA All-Academic … competed in seven of nine events … finished first on the team in each race … finished first overall and helped lead team to title at the 39th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 25:51 … led team with a time of 26:31.2 at Penn State Harry Groves Spiked Shoes Invitational … crossed the finish line eight overall with a team-best time of 25:31 at Lehigh Paul Short Run … placed first on the team and seventh overall at Kutztown Challenge Invitational with a time of 25:53 … led team and was seventh overall with a time of 26:27 at PSAC Championships … was first on team and 16th overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional with a time of 32:27.7 … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) ... Track & Field: NCAA Outdoor Championships provisional qualifier in 5k ... four-time All-PSAC: 1600m (outdoor), 3k (indoor) and 5k (indoor and outdoor) ... personal records: 1500m 3:58.89, 3k 8:31.46 and 5k 14:28.18

2011 PREVIEW

AARON DINZEO

On a Personal Note: Born Nov. 19, 1989 ... Daughter of Carl and Bonnie Estep

On a Personal Note: Born Dec. 17, 1991 ... Son of Mark Dinzeo and Janice Booth

2010 REVIEW

ERIN FLICKINGER OLEY, PA.

Sophomore Major: Justice Studies

HISTORY

2010: Competed in five of nine events … finished 10th on team with a time of 22:29 at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational … placed fourth on team and 18th overall at Slippery Rock Tri with a time of 25:41.1 … registered time of 21:27 to finish fifth on team at Saint Vincent Invitational … ran time of 21:16.46 at Carnegie Mellon Invitational to finish third on team … was fifth on team with a time of 26:15 at Kutztown Challenge Invitational … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) ... Track & Field Personal Record: 19:12.06

On a Personal Note: Born May 18, 1992 ... Daughter of Richard and Pat Flickinger

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ABOUT CAL U

High School: Attended Oley Valley ... PIAA state qualifier, member of PIAA qualifying team ... personal record: 5k 21:37


ABOUT CAL U

RETURNING RUNNERS ANN MARIE HAYES

MEGAN KLEINER

Sophomore Major: Biology

Junior Major: Graphic Design

TIPPERARY, IRELAND

HISTORY

2010: Ran in five of nine races … finished sixth on the team with a time of 21:33 at Saint Vincent Invitational … placed second on team with a time of 20:55.74 at Carnegie Mellon Invitational … posted time of 25:39 to finish third on team at Kutztown Challenge Invitational … registered time of 25:51 to place fourth on team and 89th overall at PSAC Championships … placed fifth on team and 99th overall with a time of 25:46.8 at NCAA Atlantic Regional

2010 REVIEW

High School: Attended Ursuline Secondary ... silver and bronze medalist at All-Ireland Championships, Sports Girl of the Year On a Personal Note: Born May 25, 1991 ... Daughter of Donal and Maria Hayes

NEW MILFORD, PA.

2010: Ran in seven of nine events … posted time of 22:04 to finish eighth on team and 20th overall at the 39th-annual Cal U Invitational … finished ninth on team at Penn State Harry Groves Spiked Shoes Invitational with a time of 25:09.6 … registered time of 21:06 to place second on team and 17th overall at Saint Vincent Invitational … ran time of 25:33 to finish seventh on team at Lehigh Paul Short Run … placed ninth on team with a time of 26:43 at Kutztown Challenge Invitational … was sixth on team and 99th overall with a time of 26:05 at PSAC Championships … registered time of 26:16.1 to finish seventh on team and 112th overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010) … 2009: Competed in four of seven races ... placed seventh on team with a time of 22:31.97 at Marietta Carl Broughton Invitational … finished seventh on team at Penn State Behrend Invitational with a time of 26:36 ... was sixth on team with a time of 21:36.6 at Wisconsin-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational … posted time of 27:45.5 to finish eighth on team and 123rd overall at PSAC Championships ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009) High School: Attended Blue Ridge ... member of three PIAA qualifying teams ... Track & Field

RUNNERS

On a Personal Note: Born Dec. 6, 1990 ... Daughter of Sanford and Penny Kleiner

ERIN KLING

Sophomore Major: Pre-Education

Sophomore (R) Major: Biology

MONROEVILLE, PA.

COACHING STAFF 2011 PREVIEW

ANDI HEASLEY

2010: Competed in five of nine events … finished 13th on team with a time of 23:24 at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational … placed eighth on team at Slippery Rock Tri with a time of 26:38.2 … registered time of 21:41 to place seventh on team at Saint Vincent Invitational … posted time of 22:31.19 to finish eighth on team at Carnegie Mellon Invitational … finished 12th on team in 27:55 at Kutztown Challenge Invitational … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (201011) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) National Honor Society

High School: Attended Gateway ... High Honors,

On a Personal Note: Born April 6, 1992 ... Daughter of Dave and Sue Heasley

JAMESTOWN, N.Y.

2010: Capital One Academic All-District II Second-Team … redshirted … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: PSAC Freshman of the Year ... All-PSAC ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... ran in six of seven events … posted three top-10 finishes ... had team-best finishes in six races ... led team and finished second overall at 38th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 18:38 ... won individual title and helped lead team to title at Penn State Behrend Invitational with a time of 23:35 ... posted time of 19:27 to finish first on team and second overall at Saint Vincent Invitational ... was first on team with a time of 19:10.6 at Wisconsin-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational … finished first on team and 13th overall at PSAC Championships with a time of 23:38.0 ... placed first on team and 17th overall with a time of 22:16 at NCAA Atlantic Regional ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... Track & Field: Holds indoor school records in 3k and 5k High School: Attended Jamestown ... two-time Most Valuable Runner, twotime county champion, section champion, CCAA Runner of the Year, New York State Good Sports Award, Skelton Leadership Award ... Track & Field, Swimming ... Jasmie Cantor Award, National Honor Society, Scholar-Athlete On a Personal Note: Born July 25, 1991 ... Daughter of Daniel and Diane Kling

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RETURNING RUNNERS BRYANNA LEARN

Sophomore Major: Sport Management

Junior Major: Biology

FREEDOM, PA.

High School: Attended Freedom ... twotime PIAA qualifier, member of WPIAL team championship team ... Track & Field ... personal records: 800m 2:21.51 and 1600m 5:26.87

RICHELLE LASHLEY BEDFORD, PA.

2010: Ran in four of nine events … posted time of 27:11.9 to finish 11th on team at Slippery Rock Tri … placed fourth on team and 20th overall with a time of 21:21 at Saint Vincent Invitational … finished sixth on team with a time of 21:58.59 at Carnegie Mellon Invitational … registered time of 27:32 to place 10th on team at Kutztown Challenge Invitational … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Redshirted ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: Competed in four of six races ... finished third on team with a time of 21:58 at 37th-annual Cal U Invitational ... ran time of 28:56.6 to place fourth on team at Iona Meet of Champions … posted time of 25:57 to finish fifth on team and 119th overall at PSAC Championships ... placed third on team and 109th overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) High School: Homeschooled ... four-year letterman, two-time state qualifier ... Track & Field On a Personal Note: Born Oct. 25, 1989 ... Daughter of Roger and Candise Learn ... younger sister of former runner Tricia Learn (2009)

On a Personal Note: Born July 19, 1990 ... Daughter of Mark and Teenie Lashley

MARIE McINTYRE PITTSBURGH, PA.

Junior Major: Secondary Education

High School: Attended North Hills ... four-year letterman ... National Honor Society On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 15, 1990 ... Daughter of Tim and Mia McIntyre

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2010: Ran in three of nine races as a sophomore … helped lead team to title at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 20:50 to finish third on team and sixth overall … placed second on team with a time of 23:34.1 at Penn State Harry Groves Spiked Shoes Invitational … ran time of 24:23 to finish second on team at Lehigh Paul Short Run … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … transfer from Saint Vincent ... competed one year for the Bearcats

HISTORY

High School: Attended Bedford ... four-year letterman, all-conference, won individual district championship, member of district championship team ... Track & Field

2010 REVIEW

Junior Major: Communication Disorders 2010: Ran in two of nine races … finished 12th on team with a time of 23:03 at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational … ran time of 27:03.8 to place 10th on team at Slippery Rock Tri … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Did not compete ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: Redshirted ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

RUNNERS RUNNERS

On a Personal Note: Born Sept. 21, 1991 ... Daughter of Thomas and Alberta Kubica

MANSFIELD, PA.

COACHING STAFF

2010: Competed in three of nine events … helped lead team to title at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational with a time of 20:01 to finish first on team and second overall … finished first on team with a time of 23:15.1 at Penn State Harry Groves Spiked Shoes Invitational … posted time of 23:57.1 to finish first on team and second overall at Slippery Rock Tri ... Track & Field: Top freshmen finisher in 800m at PSAC Outdoor Championships ... personal records: 800m 2:14.77 and 1500m 4:43.26

2011 PREVIEW

JULIA KUBICA


2010 REVIEW

HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

RETURNING RUNNERS CHRIS POSS

SARAH SCHUMAKER

Junior Major: Justice Studies

Sophomore Major: Theatre

MANCHESTER, N.J.

2010: Competed in six of nine races … finished second on team and 14th overall with a time of 28.19.1 at Slippery Rock Tri … led team and placed 12th overall at Saint Vincent Invitational with a time of 27:55 … crossed the finish line sixth on team in 28:09 at Lehigh Paul Short Run … ranked ninth on the team and 75th overall at Kutztown Challenge Invitational with a time of 28:38 … ran time of 29:12 at the PSAC Championships to finish ninth on the team and 80th overall … finished fifth on team and 82nd overall with a time of 35:19.0 at NCAA Atlantic Regional … 2009: Ran in three events as a redshirt freshman ... finished second on team and season-best 13th overall with a time of 16:47.9 at Wisconsin-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational ... placed second on team and 46th overall at PSAC Championships at 28:20.1 ... ran time of 33:23 to finish third on team and 38th overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Spring 2010) ... 2008: Redshirted ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008) ... Track & Field Personal Records: 5k 15:32.30 and 10k 32:36.47 High School: Attended Manchester Township ... first-team all-county, secondteam all-shore, member of South Jersey Sectional first-team ... Track & Field ... personal record: 5k 16:08

RUNNERS

On a Personal Note: Born Dec. 18, 1989 ... Son of James Poss and Lorine Brown

JILL SCHICKLING POCONO SUMMIT, PA.

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COACHING STAFF

Sophomore Major: Pre-Education 2010: USTFCCCA All-Academic … competed in six of nine events … finished fifth on team and 19th overall with a time of 25:50.4 at Slippery Rock Tri … led team and finished 12th overall with a time of 20:42 at Saint Vincent Invitational … placed fifth on team with a time of 24:45 at Lehigh Paul Short Run … registered time of 25:19 to finish second on team at Kutztown Challenge Invitational … posted time of 26:03 to finish fifth on team and 97th overall at PSAC Championships … was fourth on team and 82nd overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (201011) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)

LITTLESTOWN, PA.

2010: Ran in four of nine races as a true freshman … posted time of 22:39 to finish 11th on team at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational … placed eighth on team with a time of 21:48 at Saint Vincent Invitational … finished fourth on team with a time of 21:24.09 at Carnegie Mellon Invitational … was fourth on team at Kutztown Challenge Invitational with a time of 26:11 … PSAC ScholarAthlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) High School: Attended Littlestown ... four-year letterman, all-conference, MVP, member district and state qualifying team ... Soccer On a Personal Note: Born Aug. 10, 1992 ... Daughter of Donald and Judi Schumaker

AMBER SIMCOKE BROWNSVILLE, PA.

Sophomore Major: Communication Studies 2010: Competed in four of nine events … ran time of 24:22 to place 14th on team at 39th-annual Cal U Invitational … finished 10th on team with a time of 22:48 at Saint Vincent Invitational … placed 10th on team with a time of 22:55.14 at Carnegie Mellon Invitational … registered time of 27:50 to place 11th on team at Kutztown Challenge Invitational … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) High School: Attended Brownsville ... three-year letterman, WPIAL qualifier, Scholar-Athlete ... Track & Field On a Personal Note: Born Sept. 25, 1991 ... Daughter of Paul and Cindi Simcoke

High School: Attended Pocono Mountain West ... four-year letterman, Female Athlete of the Year, MVC Scholar-Athlete ... Track & Field ... High Honors, National Honor Society On a Personal Note: Born Dec. 30, 1991 ... Daughter of Rachel Schickling

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RETURNING RUNNERS CARLY YOUNGEBERG

Junior Major: Earth Science

Junior Major: Technical Studies - Nursing

CHESAPEAKE, VA.

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2010: USTFCCCA All-Academic … ran in four of nine races … placed sixth on team and 15th overall with a time of 21:34 at 39thannual Cal U Invitational … finished fifth on team at Penn State Harry Grove Spiked Shoes Invitational with a time of 23:47.7 … was second on team and 56th overall with a time of 24:48 at PSAC Championships … ran time of 24:50.8 to place third on team and 71st overall at NCAA Atlantic Regional … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009: Competed in four of seven events ... was ninth on team with a time of 22:23 at 38th-annual Cal U Invitational … finished sixth on team and season-best 23rd overall at Marietta Carl Broughton Invitational with a time of 22:04.82 ... placed fifth on team and 90th overall with a time of 26:00.5 at PSAC Championships ... posted a time of 24:41 at NCAA Atlantic Regional to finish sixth on team and 94th overall ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... Track & Field Personal Records: 1500m 4:54.27, 3k 10:31.52 and 5k 18:43.28

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High School: Attended Manheim Central ... Swimming, Track & Field ... personal records 1600m 5:54 and 5k 21:17 On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 8, 1991 ... Daughter of Ken and Judy Youngeberg

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2010: USTFCCCA All-Academic … competed in seven of nine events … finished third on the team and 15th overall with a time of 28:27.1 at Slippery Rock Tri … was third on team and 22nd overall at Saint Vincent Invitational with a time of 28:16 … posted time of 27:07 to finish fourth on team at Lehigh Paul Short Run … placed second on team at Carnegie Mellon Invitational with a time of 27:56.48 … crossed the finish line in 27:21 to place third on team at Kutztown Challenge Invitational … was third on the team and 39th overall with a time of 27:52 at the PSAC Championships … finished third on the team and 53rd overall at the NCAA Atlantic Regional with a time of 34:18.9 … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... 2009: All-PSAC ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... ran in all seven events … posted four top-10 finishes ... had team-best finishes in final three races of season ... was fourth on team and 14th overall at 38thannual Cal U Invitational with a time of 27:57 ... helped lead team to title at Marietta Invitational with a time of 27:41.93 to finish third overall ... finished second on team and fifth overall at Penn State Behrend Invitational with a time of 26:33 ... posted time of 26:37 to finish second on team and fourth overall at Saint Vincent Invitational ... led team and finished sixth overall with a time of 16:20.7 at Wisconsin-Parkside Lucian Rosa Invitational ... led team and finished 11th overall at PSAC Championships with a time of 26:53.6 ... placed first on team and 25th overall with a time of 32:42 at NCAA Atlantic Regional ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)

MANHEIM, PA.

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CHRISTOPHER WERNER

High School: Attended Western Branch ... four-year letterman, captain, fourtime all-district, three-time all-region, all-state ... Honor Graduate, National Honor Society, Orchestra On a Personal Note: Born Oct. 23, 1990 ... Son of Jeffrey and Shirley Werner

KYLE GIBSON

NICK GIBSON

Senior Major: Psychology

Freshman Major: Sport Management

CANONSBURG, PA.

High School: Attended Canon-McMillan ... four-year letterman, district medalist, member of section championship team ... Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field ... German Honors Society, Honors Society On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 28, 1990 ... Son of Jeff and Diane Gibson ... older brother of freshman runner Nick Gibson

CANONSBURG, PA.

Transfer from Saint Francis (Pa.); did not compete High School: Attended Canon-McMillan ... state qualifier ... Basketball, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field ... National German Honor Society On a Personal Note: Born Nov. 16, 1991 ... Son of Jeffrey and Diane Gibson ... younger brother of senior runner Kyle Gibson

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Transfer from Saint Francis (Pa.) ... competed three seasons for the Red Flash (2008-10)

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NEWCOMERS ALLISON HALL

ABEL ROBINAULT

Freshman Major: Pre-Education

Freshman Major: Sport Management

JACKSON, PA.

High School: Attended Youngsville ... four-year letterman, first-team all-district ... Golf, Track & Field

On a Personal Note: Born Dec. 11, 1992 ... Daughter of Jeffrey and Carolyn Hall ... younger sister of senior runner Laurie Hall

On a Personal Note: Born Aug. 12, 1992 ... Son of Murray and Donna Robinault

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High School: Attended Blue Ridge ... district champion ... Track & Field ... district champion 800m ... personal records: 400m 58.90 and 800m 2:16.56

MORGAN HUEGEL

CHARHEA STRICKLER

Freshman Major: Secondary Education

Freshman Major: Secondary Education

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CRANBERRY, PA.

High School: Attended Brownsville ... four-year letterman, captain, all-county ... Soccer, Track & Field ... Academic Honors, High Honors

On a Personal Note: Born Oct. 16, 1992 ... Son of Charles and Kimberly Huegel

On a Personal Note: Born March 2, 1993 ... Daughter of Wade and Elizabeth Strickler

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WOODBINE, MD.

Freshman Major: Chemistry

High School: Attended Century ... four-year letterman, four-time first-team allcounty, Baltimore Sun all-metro ... Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field ... Honor Roll, Leo Club, National Honor Society, Valiant Knight

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BROWNSVILLE, PA.

High School: Attended Cranberry ... Baseball, Soccer, Track & Field, Wrestling ... district champion 800m ... Valedictorian

NICK PEZZA

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GARLAND, PA.

On a Personal Note: Born Jan. 12, 1993 ... Son of Anthony and Susan Pezza

CHRIS WOLFE PITTSBURGH, PA.

Senior Major: Business Administration Transfer from Louisville ... competed three seasons for the Cardinals High School: Attended Baldwin ... Basketball, Football, Track & Field ... Honor Roll, Scholar-Athlete On a Personal Note: Born Oct. 27, 1988 ... Son of Ken and Marcy Wolfe

MELISSA POACH

ALEX ZANELLA

Freshman Major: Pre-Education

Freshman Major: Early Childhood Education

WASHINGTON, PA.

High School: Attended Trinity

EVERETT, PA.

On a Personal Note: Born July 17, 1992 ... Daughter of Mark and Marty Poach

High School: Attended Everett ... two-year letterman, two-time district champion, Bedford County All-Star ... Soccer, Track & Field ... district champion 1600m

On a Personal Note: Born Aug. 26, 1993 ... Daughter of Dean and Barbara Zanella

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS BUILDING CHARACTER. BUILDING CAREERS.

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For 10-straight semesters, Cal U athletic programs have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher.

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Last year, the Vulcans made 11 team and 11 individual appearances in NCAA postseason play.

The Vulcans featured 12 Capital One Academic All-District selections during the 2010-11 academic year.

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A combined 155 student-athletes from Cal U, representing all sports, were named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes for the 2010-11 academic year. A total of 225 Cal U student-athletes, representing all sports were named to the Spring 2011 edition of the Cal U Athletic Director Honor Roll after a record 240 athletes earned the honor for the Fall 2010 semester.

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California University of Pennsylvania is a diverse, caring and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies. For more than 150 years Cal U has been known for its educational excellence and for its commitment to the core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility. At Cal U, students are our first priority. As an undergraduate, students can choose from more than 150 programs of study in three undergraduate colleges. Whether one is interested in using robotic technology in the field of engineering or helping to shape the future as an early childhood educator, students will find an academic program perfect for them. When our core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility are coupled with real-world training, we see a big difference in the types of jobs our graduates get. To advance our mission of building the character and careers of students, Cal U relies upon committed faculty, motivated students, challenging programs and exceptional facilities. Our Character Education Institute provides character education to Cal U students, faculty and staff, and corporate training to regional organizations and businesses. The institute serves as a resource center for education majors, and assists school districts and local organizations in advancing character development.

Listed below are the 2010-11 PSAC Scholar-Athletes from cross country: Bethany Feathers Erin Flickinger Laurie Hall Andi Heasley Brittney Kanach Erin Kling Tim Lahmers Richelle Lashley Bryanna Learn

Shakeria Love Marie McIntyre Jill Schickling Sarah Schumaker Amber Simcoke Jerica Snedden Bethany Stone Christopher Werner Carly Youngeberg

Tim Lahmers earned Capital One Academic All-District honors last season.

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Brittany Amori Savantuay Boyette Megan Broman Noah Carroll Maeve Charlesworth Erika Coffey Aaron Dinzeo Sandy Estep


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CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY The cross country program at Cal U dates back over 40 years to the early 1970’s. In the early years of the program, the cross country team was simply a segment of the track and field program. Early into the program a solid foundation was put into place when the team of runners achieved success at a regional level by earning a second place finish at the NAIA District 18 meet in 1972. This event placed Cal U against current PSAC rivals such as IUP and Slippery Rock. As the 1970’s continued, cross country lost popularity and did not receive a great amount of support or exposure. However, the Vulcan runners continued to be successful. Without much attention being given to athletics at the time, James Criner, Doug Boyd and Dean Shaw were still able to earn All-PSAC laurels during this stretch. Much of this success has to be correlated with longtime head coach Marty Uher. In 2009, Uher was inducted into the Cal U Athletics Hall of Fame for his efforts and dedication to the program over multiple decades. With people consumed by the Vietnam War through the mid 1970’s, athletics were put aside. It wasn’t until the war ended around 1975 when people began to invest more time, energy and resources back into athletics. After the 1977 and 1978 campaigns, the Vulcan cross country team garnered respect at the highest level when Dean Shaw was selected an NCAA All-American. Shaw set the foundation and paved the way over the next five years for Brian Ferrari and Mike Bradley. Ferrari went on to become a three-time All-American (198183) and captured the highest individual accolade

Christopher Clark was an NCAA All-American and the program’s first Academic All-American in 2008. possible by winning the NCAA Division II National Individual Championship in 1983. Along with Ferrari in ‘83, Bradley also earned All-America status. Through the mid 1980’s the cross country program remained competitive on the conference level by consistently posting All-PSAC performers. Paul Jost had three All-PSAC seasons (1984-86) while Pete Iannacchione and Paul Bryan also earned the honors after the 1985 and 1986 seasons respectively. During this same time frame, the institution of the women’s cross-country program began to flourish. In one of the first years of the program, Rachel Brooks and Kim Price both earned All-PSAC laurels. Price finished 15th in the conference, while Brooks took home the top spot in 1980. The women’s team also produced two other All-PSAC performers in the 1983 season when Gwen Van Dine

and Sue Cavanaugh earned the honors. Cavanaugh also went onto repeat as an allconference performer the following year. However, the cross-country teams would eventually fall on hard times. The Vulcans had lost their edge on both the men’s and women’s teams and struggled to remain competitive. Over 21 seasons between 1986 and 2007, Adam Manewell was the only student-athlete to earn AllPSAC accolades during this time when he finished 15th in 1994. When head coach Daniel Caulfield arrived on campus in 2006 from PSAC rival Clarion, a positive change seemed likely. Christopher Clark, a proven PSAC contender, followed Caulfield to Cal U and the program experienced a drastic transformation. In 2008, Clark not only garnered All-PSAC laurels, but also became the conference champion and Athlete of the Year, NCAA Regional Champion and the first Cal U cross country All-American since 1983. The women’s team also experienced a turnaround. Laurie Hall was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District SecondTeam and Erin Kling posted a 13th place finish at the PSAC Championships earning All-PSAC honors and also collecting the PSAC Freshman of the Year award in 2009. This was the first time in 25 years a member of the women’s cross country team earned All-PSAC honors. Under Caulfield’s direction, the programs have also captured several team invitational titles. Since the 2008 season, Christopher Werner and Aaron Dinzeo have both earned All-PSAC honors for the men, while both the men’s and women’s teams have had multiple student-athletes receive all-academic honors from the USTFCCCA.

ALL-AMERICANS Christopher Clark

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Dean Shaw

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ALL-TIME HONORS MEN’S HONORS

WOMEN’S HONORS

NCAA ALL-AMERICANS 1977 Dean Shaw 1978 Dean Shaw 1981 Brian Ferrari 1982 Brian Ferrari 1983 Brian Ferrari Mike Bradley 2008 Christopher Clark

1985 1986 1994 2007 2008 2009 2010

Paul Jost - 14th Paul Bryan - 7th Paul Jost - 15th Adam Manewell - 15th Ryan Moravec - 16th Christopher Clark - 1st Christopher Werner - 11th Aaron Dinzeo - 7th

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN 2008 Christopher Clark (second team)

USTFCCCA REGIONAL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2008 Christopher Clark PSAC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2008 Christopher Clark PSAC INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS 1981 Brian Ferrari 1983 Brian Ferrari 2008 Christopher Clark

PSAC TOP 10 2008 Christopher Clark

USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC (TEAM) 2009, 2010

PSAC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 2009 Erin Kling

CAL U ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME 1997 Sue Van Orden 2009 Marty Uher (coach)

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT II 2009 Laurie Hall (second team) 2010 Erin Kling (second team)

PSAC SPORTMANSHIP AWARD 2008 Christopher Clark USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC (INDIVIDUAL) 2008 Christopher Clark Chuck Kacsur III Tim Lahmers Tony Russo 2009 Eric Reger Tony Russo Christopher Werner 2010 Aaron Dinzeo Tim Lahmers Tony Russo Christopher Werner

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USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC (TEAM) 2008, 2009, 2010 CAL U ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME 1995 Brian Ferrari (1984) 2004 Dean Shaw (1979) 2007 Mike Bradley (1983) 2009 Marty Uher (coach)

Marty Uher was the first cross country coach in school history.

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The Cal U cross country program was selected to host the 2010 PSAC Championships as it debuted a brand new course at Roadman Park. It marked the first time since 1992 that the conference hosted its championship event at Cal U. The Vulcan women’s team once again featured its largest roster, more than doubling in size from 2009. The team posted a trio of top-three finishes by winning their own home meet, the 39th-annual Marty Uher Invitational, and finishing second and third, respectively, at the Slippery Rock Quad meet and the Saint Vincent Invitational. Individually, freshman Maeve Charlesworth was named the PSAC Women’s Athlete of the Week after finishing a season-best 11th overall at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational. The men’s side also posted three top-three finishes along with finishing sixth at the PSAC Championships -- the highest finish by the Vulcans since 1986. Cal U also finished ninth at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships for the third-straight year. Freshman Aaron Dinzeo led the way, finishing seventh overall at the PSAC race, the highest finish by a Vulcan since All-American Chris Clark won the race in 2008. He was the Vulcans’ top finisher in all six races in which he competed.

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ALL-PSAC 1971 James Criner - 9th 1972 Doug Boyd - 9th 1973 Doug Boyd - 6th 1974 Doug Boyd - 4th 1976 Dean Shaw - 9th 1977 Dean Shaw - 2nd 1978 Dean Shaw - 5th 1979 Mike Bradley - 4th 1980 Mike Bradley - 7th Brian Ferrari - 9th 1981 Brian Ferrari - 1st 1982 Brian Ferrari - 2nd Mike Bradley - 6th 1983 Brian Ferrari - 1st Mike Bradley - 5th 1984 Paul Jost - 10th Pete Iannacchione - 11th

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2008 Christopher Clark (first team) 2010 Tim Lahmers (second team)

ALL-PSAC 1980 Rachel Brooks - 1st Kim Price - 15th 1983 Gwen Van Dine - 8th Sue Cavanaugh - 14th 1984 Sue Cavanaugh - 12th 2009 Erin Kling - 13th

USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC (INDIVIDUAL) 2009 Erin Kling Clare McSweeney 2010 Maeve Charlesworth Brittney Kanach Jill Schickling Carly Youngeberg

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NCAA REGIONAL INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION 2008 Christopher Clark

PSAC INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS 1980 Rachel Brooks

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NCAA NATIONAL INDIVIDUAL CHAMPION 1983 Brian Ferrari

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PSAC Originating in 1951 to administer and promote men’s athletics, the Pennsylvania

State Athletic Conference has evolved into one of the NCAA’s most heralded intercollegiate conferences. The first major step came in 1977, when based on a growing interest, the league reorganized to provide a structure for its women’s programs. Only three years later, lacking a standard competitive division, league voted to reclassify the entire conference to NCAA Division II. Among its recent enhancements the PSAC has expanded its membership twice during a four-year span. The first occurred during the 2008-09 academic year with the addition of full-time members Gannon University and Mercyhurst College, and associate member Long Island UniversityC.W. Post. Over the past year, the PSAC’s Board of Directors agreed to welcome Seton Hill University as an associate member to begin play in field hockey during the 2011-12 campaign. The membership now consists of 16 full-time institutions and the two associate members. All of the league’s full-time members are located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which makes the PSAC the largest one-state conference in the NCAA. The league has also grown to share the distinctions as: The largest conference in Division II, the largest football-playing conference in the NCAA, and, with 23, the conference that sponsors the most championships at the Division II level. Highly competitive on a regional and national level, PSAC schools annually combine to send nearly one-third of its teams into

NCAA postseason play. Ultimately, the membership’s success has yielded 43 NCAA team and 246 individual title winners. While proud of its athletic accomplishments, the league also has evolved into one of Division II’s finest from an academic standpoint. Today, nearly one-third of the PSAC’s estimated 6,300 participants are honored each year as “Scholar-Athletes” for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.25 or better - a total that has nearly doubled since PSAC Scholar-Athletes were first recognized in the mid1990s. Although all 16 current institutions are members of Division II, seven league schools also compete at the Division I level in select sports. PSAC schools enroll over 127,000 students and claim over 710,000 alumni, including 483,000 who reside in Pennsylvania. The PSAC is governed by the presidents of the 16 member institutions. It employs a commissioner, an associate and assistant commissioner, and a director of media relations at its headquarters in Lock Haven, Pa. Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 206 Annex Building Lock Haven, PA 17745 Staff Steve Murray - Commissioner Will Adair - Associate Commissioner Carlin Chesick - Assistant Commissioner/ Senior Woman Administrator Matt Beltz - Director of Media Relations

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USTFCCCA In 2010, the California University of Pennsylvania men’s and women’s cross country teams were both named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division II All-Academic Team and a combined eight Vulcans (four men, four women) received individual All-Academic honors from the USTFCCCA. Freshman Aaron Dinzeo, junior Tim Lahmers, senior Tony Russo and sophomore Christopher Werner were named to the USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic Men’s Team. On the women’s side, freshman Maeve Charlesworth, junior Brittney Kanach, freshman Jill Schickling and sophomore Carly Youngeberg were named to the USTFCCCA Division II All-Academic Team. The men’s team posted a GPA of 3.32 and was one of 68 teams recognized and the women’s team compiled a GPA of 3.33 and was one of 107 teams recognized by the organization. The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) led the country with a combined 24 programs (men’s and women’s) selected as USTFCCCA All-Academic Teams. Both programs have maintained above a 3.25 GPA for the past four years with the Cal U men’s program receiving the all-academic laurel in three-consecutive seasons, while the women’s program has garnered the honor in each of the last two years. To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic individual honors, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater through the most-recent semester, completed at least 12 credit hours in the semester of cross country competition, and placed in the top 50 percent at the most recent NCAA National Championships or in the top 30 percent at the NCAA Regional Championships. To qualify as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country Team, the team must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.00 or better and have compiled a score (finished at least five runners) at their respective NCAA Regional Championship. The USTFCCCA is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents over 8,000 coaching members encompassing 94 percent of all NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA as well as a number of state high school coaches associations. The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches’ interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.

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DR. ANGELO ARMENTI, JR. W

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Angelo Armenti, Jr. President President and Mrs. Armenti

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elcome to California University of Pennsylvania and another exciting season of Vulcan cross country. I am confident that Coach Daniel Caulfield, his staff and the runners will continue to build upon the cross country tradition and make this a year to remember. This was a year of remarkable achievements at Cal U. In the past 12 months our academic offerings have been strengthened and expanded. Our beautiful campus continues to evolve, and our enrollment continues to grow. Our athletic teams won statewide and regional titles. Cal U finished in the Top 15 in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for an impressive fourth-consecutive year. During the 2009-10 academic year Cal U’s second placefinish was the highest by a PSAC school since the Directors’ Cup was initiated prior to the 1995-96 academic year. We are very proud of our student-athletes, coaches and many individuals behind the scenes who are responsible for this magnificent accomplishment. I am particularly proud of our student-athletes who perform well not only on the field of play, but also in the classroom. During the 2010-11 academic year, a total of 225 California University of Pennsylvania student-athletes, representing all sports, were named to the Spring 2011 edition of the Vulcan Athletic Director Honor Roll after a record 245 student-athletes earned the honor during the Fall 2010 semester. For the 10th-consecutive semester, the Cal U athletic programs compiled a cumulative gradepoint average of 3.00 or higher. In addition, a combined 155 student-athletes from Cal U representing all sports (fall, winter and spring) were named PSAC Scholar-Athletes for the 2010-11 academic year. Our athletes have put in hundreds of hours of practice, and their hard work and dedication make them winners regardless of the score. The same can be said of the coaching staff, whose devotion to their sport and their players is an inspiration. The mission of Cal U is to build character and build careers. While the formal part of the education occurs in classrooms, laboratories and internship sites, the other part of a college education takes place in residence halls, the Natali Student Union and in various sport venues, such as Roadman Park. Cross Country and our other athletic programs provide students with an experience that helps them to learn and to grow in ways that will benefit them the rest of their lives. Teamwork is important not only on the field, but in the boardroom, the operating room and in the classroom. Many of our alumni who were student-athletes during their time here have distinguished themselves in endeavors far removed from their sport, but they have carried with them the important life lessons they have learned on the field and from their coaches, their teammates and even their opponents. I hope that you enjoy the 2011 season and that you will support all of these young athletes enthusiastically.

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On May 19, 1992, Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr. was appointed by the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education as the sixth president of California University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1852. He holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Villanova University, and MA and Ph.D. degrees from Temple University in special and general relativity, respectively. He had a distinguished 20-year career at Villanova University prior to becoming president of California University. At Villanova he served as professor of physics, chair of the department of physics, Dean of University College, and Director of Planning. In addition to scholarly publications in scientific journals, Dr. Armenti received the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1978, and was named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow in 1992, one of only thirtytwo individuals selected nationally for this recognition. His book, The Physics of Sports, commissioned by the American Institute of Physics, remains in print since its initial publication in 1992. Since Dr. Armenti’s arrival at California University in 1992, applications have increased by 90%; average SATs have increased by 113 points; FTE enrollments have increased by 43%; and four-year graduation rates have increased by 94%. Many new academic programs have been initiated including: Master of Social Work (MSW); Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); Master of Science in Multi-Media Technology; Physical Therapy Assistant; Sports Management; Graphic Design, Computer Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Music Technology and Nursing Administration. Other University accomplishments since his arrival as president include: creation of an Athletic Hall of Fame; winning the Dixon Trophy as well as three National championships (two in women’s softball and one in women’s basketball); a successfully completed $13 million (first ever) capital campaign; a second capital campaign that is currently on schedule to reach its $35 million goal; a twenty-fold increase in endowment funds; the adoption by the University of the core values of Integrity, Civility, and Responsibility; the adoption of a University Bill of Rights and Responsibilities; the creation of the University Forum—a new governance structure; adoption of a new general education curriculum; implementation of a $200 million master plan, including: the building of the Eberly Science and Technology Center, the Kara Alumni House, the Duda Classroom Building, a 6,000 seat Convocation Center, and six modern new residence halls; the renovation or expansion of numerous other buildings on campus; and the creation of Global Online, the University’s internet-based outreach to some 2,000 students from around the world. Dr. Armenti has been active with the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and has served as Campaign Chair and President of the Mon Valley United Way. In 2001 he became a Certified Covey Trainer on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. He is a member of the board of directors of the Washington County Redevelopment Authority, a member of the board of directors of the Greater Pittsburgh council of Boy Scouts of America, and Chair of the Commission of Presidents of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. He is married to the former Barbara Malinowski and, together, they have five grown children and nine grandchildren. His avocations include piano, photography and sailing.

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DR. LENORA ANGELONE Vice President for Student Development & Services

CRAIG BUTZINE

Vice President for Marketing & University Relations

RONALD D. HUIATT

GERALDINE M. JONES Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Vice President of University Development & Alumni Relations

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DR. CHARLES A. MANCE

ROBERT J. THORN

Interim Vice President of Administration & Finance

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Vice President for University Technology Services

FRANK BAUER

Associate Vice President for Athletic Development

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DR. THOMAS PUCCI Athletic Director

DR. KAREN HJERPE

Associate Athletic Director Sr. Woman Administrator

DR. BILL BIDDINGTON

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BUILDING CHARACTER. BUILDING CAREERS.

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The University is inspired by its core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility.

On May 19, 1992, Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr. was appointed by the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education as the sixth president of California University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1852.

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Cal U’s world class facilities provide the best in student housing and the new geothermal technologies have helped California University reduce power consumption to 57 percent less energy. Cal U is home to more than 100 clubs and organizations. The Student Activities Board provides various programs which include: concerts, lectures, films, off-campus trips and recreational activities, to name a few.

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California University of Pennsylvania, a comprehensive regional institution of higher education and a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a diverse, caring and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies that is devoted to building character and careers, broadly defined. The University is inspired by its core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility and is guided by its Bill of Rights and Responsibilities: We have the right to safety and security; We have the responsibility to ensure the safety and security of others; We have the right to be treated with respect; We have the responsibility to treat others with respect; We have the right to expect the best; We have the responsibility to give our best; We have the right to be treated fairly; We have the responsibility to treat others fairly. To advance its ultimate mission of building the character and careers of students, the University shall focus its efforts on three goals: student achievement and success, institutional excellence, and community service. These interrelated ends will be facilitated by the following means: high quality faculty, students, programs and facilities. These means, in turn, will be funded through an energetic program of resource acquisition and stewardship. The University is located on 294 acres in the borough of California, Pa., just 35 miles south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River. Here, highly trained faculty members, caring staff and state-ofthe-art facilities combine to help every student develop a degree of character while preparing for a meaningful career.

As undergraduates, Cal U students can choose from more than 150 programs of study in three undergraduate colleges.

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Visit calu.edu/go and learn why Cal U has been ranked the #1 online university in the nation.* Our accredited degree programs, affordable tuition costs, low student-to-faculty ratios, and high graduation and retention rates are second to none. So no matter where in the world – or in life – you might be, you can click with the best online degree program anywhere. Right here @ Cal U.

*The Top 25 Online Colleges study was conducted by SR Education Group and can be viewed at www.guidetoonlineschools.com.

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C A L I F O R N I A U N I V E R S I T Y O F P E N N SY LVA N I A BUILDING CHARACTER. BUILDING CAREERS. www.calu.edu/go A proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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2011 Cal U Cross Country Guide  

The official publication for the Cal U cross country program covering the 2011 season.

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