2012 CHATTANOOGA CROSS COUNTRY In 2005, Wommack became the seventh Chattanooga track and field athlete to be awarded the A.C. “Scrappy” Moore Award since 1992. This award is given to the UTC studentathlete who best personifies the athletic department’s core values. Past track and field winners include Ian Mayne (2004), Amanda Lynch (1999), Anna and Catherine Wright (1998), Mary Jane Middlekoop (1997) and Michael Kyle (1995). During his UTC career, Gautier has been named the Southern Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year a total of nine times. These have included six times for women’s cross country (1997, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007), four times for men’s cross country (1998, 1999, 2003, 2004) and twice for indoor track and field (1998, 2003). He earned All-Region honors in 1998, for his men’s cross country team. Prior to his arrival at Chattanooga, Gautier served as the head cross country coach and assistant track coach at Southeast Missouri State. In his six seasons at SEMO, his men’s and women’s teams won six conference titles in cross country. His teams also placed in the top five at the NCAA Division II Championships in both track and cross country five out of six seasons. Gautier was named the National Combine Coach of the Year in 1990, and was the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year for six consecutive seasons. He has coached 17 NCAA Division II National Champions and 56 All-Americans. Gautier earned his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Business Administration from Western Kentucky in 1983, and received his Master’s in 1984. While at WKU, Gautier was a standout distance runner for the nationally-recognized Hilltoppers. He and his wife, Jan, have two daughters, Taylor and Sydney.
Anneli Morrison Assistant Coach • First Year • Somerville, Australia • Chattanooga, 2010
Anneli enters her second season as the assistant coach for the cross country and track and field teams. She was a nine-time all-conference performer for the Lady Mocs with a pair of top 10 finishes in the women’s 5-kilometer cross country races. The four-time Southern Conference Outdoor Track champion in the 800 meter (twice) and 1500 meter (twice) was named the 2010 SoCon Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year after winning both. She qualified in her junior year for both events after winning each. However, the NCAA reformatted qualification standards for the region meet by dropping the number of meets from four to just two – East and West – and eliminating automatic qualifiers. Based on her time in the 1500 meter event, Uys earned a spot at the East Region meet her senior year. She also holds the school record for the outdoor track 800 meter run with a time of 2:08.99 clocked in the prelims of the event in 2009 at the league championships. In Indoor Track, Uys was a three-time all-conference performer with a third place finish in the Mile and twice with the school’s Distance Medley Relay (DMR) team. In her senior year, she led the team from eighth place all the way to a second place and all-conference finish as the anchor of the DMR. She was named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and was a member of the Southern Conference All-Academic Teams. She was a member of the Dean’s List while at UTC and named to the Athletics Director’s Honor Roll. PERSONAL RECORDS Uys transferred from Memphis to Indoor Track Chattanooga after her sophomore year. Mile............................ 4:49.59 She was born in Pretoria, South 800 meter................... 2:13.21* Africa and moved to Australia where she Outdoor Track became an Australian citizen. 1500 meter................. 4:26.73 She was married last year to Thomas 800 meter................... 2:08.99* Morrison. *school record