Quick Facts General Information Location ......................................Charleston, S.C. Founded ....................................................... 1842 Enrollment ................................................... 2,086 Nickname...................................Bulldogs, Cadets Colors ................Citadel Blue (PMS 278) & White Conference ............................................ Southern Facility ........................ James Island County Park President ........ Lt Gen John W Rosa, USAF (ret.) Athletics Director ......................... Larry Leckonby Associate AD/SWA ........................ Kelly Simpson Bulldog Staff Head Coach............................... Jody Huddleston Alma Mater (Year) .......... South Alabama (1977) Assistant Coach....................................... Kris Kut Alma Mater (Year) ................ The Citadel (2000) Volunteer Assistant Coaches ............ Gary Wilson ................................................Catherine Hinesley Cross Country Office ................... (843) 953-5900 Cross Country Fax....................... (843) 953-6727 Team Information 2008 Men’s/Women’s SoCon Finish...10th/T-10th Letterwinners Returning/Lost (M) .................. 13/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost (W) ................four/4 2009 Men’s Newcomers ................................... 12 2009 Women’s Newcomers ..........................three Media Relations Director of Media Relations ......Noelle Orr Blaney Media Relations Asst./Contact........ Ashley Keyes Keyes’ Office Phone .................... (843) 953-5120 Keyes’ Fax ................................... (843) 953-6727 Keyes’ Email ............... email@example.com Website........................... www.CitadelSports.com Mailing Address ................. McAlister Field House ................................................171 Moultrie Street .........................................Charleston, S.C. 29409
Media Outlets Associated Press WCBD-TV2 Pete Iacobelli 210 Coleman Blvd. 1311 Marion Street Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 Columbia, SC 29202 Phone: (843) 884-2288 Phone: (800) 922-1565 Fax: (843) 881-3410 Fax: (803) 252-2913 WCIV-TV4 The Post & Courier P.O. Box 22165 Jeff Hartsell Charleston, SC 29413 134 Columbus Street Phone: (843) 881-4444 Charleston, SC 29403 Fax: (843) 849-2519 Phone: (843) 937-5586 WCSC-TV5 Fax: (843) 937-5579 2126 Charlie Hall Blvd. Charleston, SC 29414 The State Phone: (843) 402-5751 Neil White Fax: (843) 402-5591 P.O. Box 1333 Columbia, SC 29202 Phone: (803) 456-8430 Fax: (803) 771-8643 Table of Contents Quick Facts......................................................... 1 Table of Contents................................................ 1 Southern Conference ......................................... 2 President ............................................................ 3 Athletics Director ................................................ 4 Head Coach.....................................................5-6 Assistant Coach.................................................. 7 Volunteer Coaches ............................................. 8 2009 Women’s Outlook ...................................... 9 2009 Men’s Outlook.......................................... 10 2009 Roster ...................................................... 11 Meet the Bulldogs ........................................12-36 2008 Review ..................................................... 37 29th Annual Citadel Invitational ........................ 38 History/Records ...........................................39-42 CitadelSports.com ............................................ 43 This is The Citadel .......................................44-48
The Citadel 2009 Cross Country Media Guide is a production of the Athletics Media Relations Office at The Citadel. Written and edited by Ashley Keyes, Media Relations Assistant. Layout and design by Keyes. Covers designed by Grant Hawkins Design. Additional assistance provided by Jody Huddleston and Kris Kut. Photography by Russ Pace, Huddleston and the Southern Conference.
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Southern Conference The Southern Conference, which began its 88th season of intercollegiate competition in 2008, is a national leader in emphasizing the development of the student-athlete and in helping to build lifelong leaders and role models. The Southern Conference has been on the forefront of innovation and originality in developing creative solutions to address issues facing intercollegiate athletics. From establishing the first conference basketball tournament (1921), tackling the issue of freshmen eligibility (1922), developing women’s championships (1984) and becoming the first conference to install the three-point goal in basketball (1980), the Southern Conference has been a pioneer. The Southern Conference is the nation’s fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association. Only the Big Ten (1896), the Missouri Valley (1907), the Pacific 10 (1915) and the Southwestern Athletic (1920) conferences are older in terms of origination. Academic excellence has been a major part of the Southern Conference’s tradition. Hundreds of Southern Conference student-athletes have been recognized on ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America and all-district teams. A total of 19 Rhodes Scholarship winners have been selected from conference institutions. The Conference currently consists of 12 members in five states throughout the Southeast and sponsors 19 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships. The Southern Conference offices are located in the historic Beaumont Mill in Spartanburg, S.C. A textile mill that was in operation from 1880 until 1999, Beaumont Mill was renovated in 2004 and today offers the league first class meeting areas and offices as well as a spacious library for storage of the conference’s historical documents. Membership History On Feb. 25, 1921, representatives from 14 of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (SIAA) 30 members met at Atlanta’s Piedmont Hotel to establish the Southern Intercollegiate Conference. On hand at the inaugural meeting were officials from Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn), Clemson, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology (Georgia Tech), Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi A&M (Mississippi State), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) and Washington & Lee. Dr. S.V. Sanford of Georgia was chosen as acting chairman and N.W. Dougherty of Tennessee was named secretary. The decision to form a new athletic conference was motivated by the desire to have a workable number of conference games for each league member. With 30 schools in the SIAA by the early 1920s, it was impossible to play every school at least once during the regular season and many schools went several years between playing some conference members. In addition, in 1920, the SIAA voted down proposed rules that an athlete must be in a college a year before playing on its teams and refused to abolish a rule permitting athletes to play summer baseball for money. Play began in the fall of 1921 and a year later, six more schools joined the fledgling league including Tulane (which had attended the inaugural meeting but had elected not to join), Florida, Louisiana (LSU), Mississippi, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. VMI joined in 1925 and Duke was added in 1929. By the 1930s, membership in the Southern Conference had reached 23 schools. C.P. “Sally” Miles of Virginia Tech, president of the Southern
Conference, called the annual league meeting to order on Dec. 9, 1932 at the Farragut Hotel in Knoxville, Tenn. Georgia’s Dr. Sanford announced that 13 institutions west and south of the Appalachian Mountains were reorganizing as the Southeastern Conference. Members of the new league included including Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Florida, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Mississippi A&M, University of the South, Tennessee, Tulane and Vanderbilt. According to the minutes of the meeting, Dr. Sanford stated that the division was made along geographical lines. Florida’s Dr. J.J. Tigert, acting as spokesman for the withdrawing group, regretted the move but believed it was necessary as the Southern Conference had grown too large. The resignations were accepted and the withdrawing schools formed the new league which began play in 1932. The Southern Conference continued with membership of 10 institutions including Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia, VMI, Virginia Tech and Washington & Lee. The second major shift occurred some 20 years later. By 1952, the Southern Conference included 17 colleges and universities. Another split occurred when seven schools including Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest departed to form the Atlantic Coast Conference which began play in 1953. The revamped Southern Conference included members The Citadel, Davidson, Furman, George Washington, Richmond, VMI, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee, West Virginia and William & Mary. Today, the league continues to thrive with a membership that includes 12 institutions and a footprint that spans five states: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. Current league members are Appalachian State, College of Charleston, The Citadel, Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern, UNC Greensboro, Samford, Chattanooga, Western Carolina and Wofford. Championship History The first Southern Conference Championship was the league basketball tournament held in Atlanta in 1922. The North Carolina Tar Heels won the tournament to become the first recognized league champion in any sport. The Southern Conference Tournament remains the oldest of its kind in college basketball. Commissioner Germann spearheaded the Southern Conference’s expansion to include women’s athletics during the 1983-84 season. That year, league championships were held in volleyball, basketball and tennis. Cross country joined the mix in 1985 and the league began holding indoor and outdoor track championships in 1988. Most recently, the conference instituted golf and softball championships in the spring of 1994 and added soccer in the fall of 1994. The Germann Cup, named in honor of the former commissioner, annually recognizes the top women’s athletics programs in the conference. From its humble beginnings, women’s athletics have become an integral part of the Southern Conference and its success. The Southern Conference declares champions in 10 men’s sports - football, soccer, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, baseball, tennis and golf - and nine women’s sports - soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track & field, tennis, golf and softball.
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President Lt Gen John W. Rosa, Jr. Fourth Year The Citadel (1973) Lt Gen John W. Rosa became the 19th president of The Citadel on January 3, 2006. His presidency has been marked by a keen focus on strategic initiatives that will enhance The Citadel’s mission of developing principled leaders. His concern for keeping a Citadel education relevant in the 21st century while holding to the values that make the college unique has strengthed the college in significant ways. Since Rosa became president, The Citadel has increased the size of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and completed a $100 million capital campaign -- two benchmarks of a vibrant institution. Rosa was born in Springfield, Ill., Sept. 28, 1951. After graduating high school in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1969, he was recruited to play football at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. While at The Citadel Rosa was starting Bulldog quarterback in 1970 and went on to earn three varsity letters in football. He graduated from The Citadel in 1973 with a degree in business administration and was awarded a commission in the Air Force. A command fighter pilot with more than 3,600 flying hours, Rosa enjoyed an illustrious 32-year career in the Air Force. Among his career highlights, he was stationed in Lossiemouth, Scotland, as an American exchange officer flying the Jaguar for the Royal Air Force. He has commanded at squadron, group and wing levels at air bases in South Korea, Idaho, South Carolina, New Mexico and Georgia. He served as inspector general for Pacific Air Forces at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii and commandant of The Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. As deputy director for operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C., he was in charge of the National Military Command Center and served as the military spokesman for the Pentagon when U.S. troops were deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in 2002. In July 2003, he was named superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and in September of that year, he was promoted to lieutenant general. He remained in that position until his retirement from active duty in November 2005. Rosa then returned to Charleston to become president of his alma mater. Rosa holds a master’s degree in public administration from Golden Gate University. He is a graduate of the Air Force Command and Staff College, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. And he has studied at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Charleston in May of 2007. Since returning to Charleston, he has become active in college and community affairs. Rosa is a member of the board of directors of The Citadel Foundation, The Citadel Brigadier Foundation and The Lowcountry Graduate Center. He is an ex officio member of The Citadel School of Business Advisory Board. He is on the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and, in 2007, served as Educational Division Campaign Director for Trident United Way. He was also a 2007 member of the Burke High School Scholarship Committee. Both The Society of the Cincinnati and the Washington Light Infantry have made Lt. Gen. Rosa an honorary member. Rosa is also a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston. His military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters. He has flown the A-7, A-10, Hunter and Jaguar aircraft, F-16, F-117A, HH-60G and HC-130. He is married to Donna Kangeter, a Charleston native. They have two sons, Jonathan and Brad (’03), and a grandson, Michael Bradley, who is the son of Jonathan and his wife, Elisha.
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Athletics Director Larry Leckonby Second Year Duke (1979) The Citadel’s President Lt Gen John W. Rosa, Jr. (USAF, ret.) named Larry Leckonby as the 11th athletics director at the South Carolina Military College in a press conference held at the Altman Athletics Center in June 2008. Leckonby officially joined the Bulldog Family in July. Prior to The Citadel, Leckonby spent six years as a senior associate athletic director at the University of Maryland. Hired as the athletic department’s Chief Financial Officer in September 2002, he managed the department’s annual $51.2 million operating budget, capital projects and long-range financial forecasting. In addition, Leckonby was the sport supervisor for women’s basketball, assisted the Athletic Director with men’s basketball and football, and supervised the athletic business office, athletic ticket office and information technology. He was also responsible for coordinating departmental construction projects, which have included a $50.8M expansion of the Football Stadium, as well as expansions to the Gossett Football Team house, new grass and field turf practice fields and the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex. He also served on several campus committees including the University Finance Committee and the University Facilities Advisory Committee. Prior to accepting the position at Maryland, Leckonby served as the senior associate director of athletics at the University of Houston, appointed in January 1998. He was responsible for the daily administration of the department and specific areas of duty involving finance, planning, fund-raising and marketing. He also served as interim athletics director for six months in 2001 and 2002. Leckonby also worked as the associate AD for business affairs at Boston College for four-and-a-half years (199398), and the assistant AD for finance and operations at Old Dominion University for five years (1988-93). He was the ticket manager and assistant business manager at Boston University from 1982 to 1988, after beginning his athletics business career at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) where he was an administrative assistant to the business manager beginning in 1981. A former lacrosse player at Duke University, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management science in 1979. He earned a master’s degree in sport management from Massachusetts in 1983. Leckonby is an active member of the College Athletic Business Managers Association. While serving on numerous finance and planning committees during his career, he also has helped direct several NCAA and conference championships including NCAA Baseball Super Regional events in 1999, 2000 and 2002. Leckonby and his wife, Cris, have two daughters, Hunter and Katie, and a son, William.
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Head Coach Jody Huddleston 24th Year South Alabama (1977) Entering his 24th year at The Citadel, head cross country and track and field coach Jody Huddleston continues to lead one of the most successful programs at The Citadel and in the Southern Conference. Huddleston’s tenure has witnessed 55 conference champions, over 230 All-Southern Conference honors bestowed, the first woman to compete in athletics at The Citadel, the first woman to win a conference championship at The Citadel and the first woman to compete in an NCAA Championship event in school history. In addition, The Citadel has set six NCAA Regional qualifying marks under Huddleston’s tenure since the implementation of the regional championship system in 2003. In 2009, Huddleston earned the 2009 SoCon Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year award for the many successes of his athletes during the indoor season and at the SoCon Indoor Championships. Brian Baize clinched the school record in the heptathlon while Kevin Hardy and Megan Jenkins earned SoCon Track and Field Athletes of the Week in the same week for their performances at the Tiger Invitational in Clemson, S.C. Hardy then came back to the SoCon Indoor Championships and won the long jump while Jamel Brown earned All-Conference honors in the 60m hurdles. Brown joined Christian and Christopher Graham and Zach Johnson in earning AllConference honors for the 4x400m relay. Hardy and Christian also made the SoCon’s inaugural All-Freshman team. During the 2009 outdoor season, Brillyance Gilchrist-Poteat broke the school record again in the 100m hurdles while Brown earned an automatic bid to the NCAA East Regional after the second meet of the season. At the SoCon Outdoor Championships, Huddleston led Brown to his second SoCon title in the 110m hurdles and Hardy won his title as a freshman in the long jump. Christopher, Johnson, Baize and Aaron Overton joined Brown in earning All-Conference honors for the 4x400m relay. For the women, Gilchrist-Poteat and Theresa Johansen made the All-Freshman team joining Hardy and Overton for the men. During the 2008 cross country season, Huddleston led The Citadel to the NCAA Regional Championships for the first time since 2005. The Bulldog men finished 29th with Brendan Kight leading the way with his 164th finish. The 2008 season witnessed hurdler Jamel Brown winning the first SoCon Championship for any made cadetstudent-athlete at The Citadel since 2004 as Brown brought home the 400m hurdles title from the SoCon Outdoor Championships. That victory was one of Brown’s four All-Conference accolades in 2008. Huddleston also guided senior Tasha Sanders to three All-Conference honors and a pair of runner-up finishes at the SoCon Championships in the pentathlon and heptathlon. The 2007 season witnessed Huddleston leading four Southern Conference Championships home to Charleston while the women’s team recorded their best finish in school history. Senior Stephanie McNeill brought home three individual titles (20lb. weight throw, hammer, shot put) while junior Tasha Sanders won her first SoCon crown (heptathlon). The Citadel women placed a record fifth at the SoCon Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Boone, N.C., scoring a program-best 56 points. The men’s team showcased a stellar hurdles squad, placing two finalists in the 110m hurdles and three in the 400m hurdles at the SoCon Outdoor Championships. The fourth place finish by the men’s team marks the seventh time in the past eight years the Bulldog men have finished fourth. Huddleston led the Bulldogs through the historic 2006 track and field seasons, which included
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Head Coach then-junior Stephanie McNeill entering the history books on several separate occasions and the women’s team doubling their best performance at a conference championship. McNeill set history by becoming the first female from the Military College of South Carolina to qualify for an NCAA Championship event, throwing a qualifying mark of 47’ 9” in the shot put. McNeill won her flight in the shot put at the NCAA Regional Championships with a throw of 46’ 10.25” as she finished 15th overall. The women’s team finished sixth at the SoCon Outdoor Championships with a school record 48 team points. Huddleston, along with assistant coach Kris Kut, coached McNeill as she won the 2006 Southern Conference discus title with a throw of 141’ 2”, making her the first female Cadet to win a SoCon Championship. Those accomplishments, along with regional and national media exposure, came in a 2006 track and field season that saw 22 school records broken, 19 athletes receiving All-Conference honors, three SoCon Athlete of the Week honors, two conference champions and two conference superlative honors. Moreover, McNeill was named the SoCon’s Outstanding Field Performer and freshman Shaquill Smith was tabbed as Freshman of the Year after he won the high jump, placed fifth in the triple jump as he set a new freshman school record (47’ 4.25”) and placed eighth in the long jump. Huddleston’s program first broke into the national headlines in the fall of 1997 when Mandy Garcia became the school’s first-ever female cadet-student-athlete and attracted unprecedented national media exposure as she set history. Garcia served as the lone member of the women’s cross country, indoor track and outdoor track “team” that year. Two years later, Peaches Hudson took second in the heptathlon and captured the institution’s first female All-Southern Conference honor. Huddleston came to The Citadel from Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee, Okla., where he served as head coach for seven years. In 1984, he earned NAIA District IX Coach of the Year honors. Earlier that year, the Bison finished second at the league championships, the best track performance for the school in 10 years. An All-America decathlete at Florida Community College, Huddleston set a new national junior college decathlon long jump record in 1975. He transferred to South Alabama and went on to establish two school records. Huddleston graduated from South Alabama in 1977 with a bachelor’s of science degree in physical education. He earned a master’s degree in education two years later at the same institution. Huddleston has three children, Ryan (25) and Callie (18) while he and his wife, Mary Ellen, have one daughter, Mary Kathryn (5).
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Assistant Coach Kris Kut 10th Year The Citadel (2000) Kris Kut enters his 10th year as an assistant coach at The Citadel and his third as the recruiting coordinator. Along with Jody Huddleston, Kut has been on staff with the cross country and track and field programs through the past several years and has watched from the sidelines as school records have fallen over and over again. Kut, who focuses mainly on the field events, has helped coach 16 conference champions during his tenure at The Citadel, including the school’s first female to win a conference championship, Stephanie McNeill. Kut guided McNeill to a total of four SoCon titles as she also became the first female from The Citadel to qualify and compete in an NCAA Championship event. Under his tutelage, The Citadel’s cadet-student-athletes have won 136 All-Conference honors and numerous school records have fallen, including 23 during the 2007 season and 45 over the past two seasons. In 2007, Kut guided McNeill to three league titles while coaching cadet-student-athletes to 27 AllSouthern Conference honors. The women’s team posted a record fifth-place finish at the SoCon Outdoor Championships, while the men’s team placed fourth for the seventh time in eight years, maintaining their presence in the top-half of the conference. Kut, a 2000 graduate from The Citadel, was a four-year letterwinner at The Military College of South Carolina as he pursued his bachelor’s degree in political science. He remained at the school as he earned his master’s degree in health, exercise and sport science in 2003. A three-time Southern Conference Champion as a cadet-student-athlete, Kut also received four All-Conference honors. He remains the school record holder in the javelin and was a junior national qualifier, competing in the 1997 Junior National Track and Field meet in St. Louis, Mo. As a senior, Kut finished seventh in the javelin at the prestigious Penn Relays, as well as first at several other key meets. Born Jan. 20, 1978, Kut married the former Holly Jones of Mechanicsville, Va., in 2003. They currently reside in Mount Pleasant, S.C., with their four-year old son Andre Jackson and their two-year old son, Preston.
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Volunteer Asst. Coaches Catherine Hinesley Third Year Erskine (2006) Catherine Hinesley enters her third year working with The Citadel cross country program, mainly working with the female distance runners. A 2006 graduate of Erskine College, Hinesley ran cross country for the Flying Fleet while serving as the team captain her junior and senior year. While at Erskine, Hinesley earned Academic All-American honors while being named to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference (CVAC) Presidential Honor Roll. Hinesley was also a member of the prestigious Omicron Delta Kappa honor society. A USATF Level I Certified coach, Hinesley is currently working towards a master’s degree in health, exercise and sport science in The Citadel’s Graduate College. Hinesley enjoys competing in triathlons and participating in yoga and hiking in her spare time.
Gary Wilson Fourth Year Oklahoma Baptist (2006) Gary Wilson enters his fourth year working with The Citadel cross country program, following an incredibly successful first year. In his first season, Wilson helped lead the women’s cross country team to their most successful Southern Conference finish ever at eighth while the men placed sixth, their highest finish in 10 years. Wilson has a long history of success with track and field, qualifying three athletes for the NCAA Championships when he was a volunteer coach for Valdosta State in 1976. As a co-coach at the University of Tennessee, he helped lead the Lady Vols in the program’s first year. Prior to his helping start what has become one of the most competitive and successful women’s programs in the Southeastern Conference, Wilson was the head men’s track and cross country coach at West Georgia College from 1966-1968. Wilson currently resides in Charleston.
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Women’s Outlook With the loss of a trio of standout runners to graduation, The Citadel will be looking to rising seniors Katheryn Gatewood and Natalie Wolin to guide a group of young runners into a competitive Southern Conference schedule. “We lost three talented runners and top point scorers from our squad due to graduation,” said head coach Jody Huddleston. “Megan Jenkins, Sarah Strickland and Erin Ritter were all talented athletes but both Katheryn Gatewood and Natalie Wolin have led the team at one point or another in their careers. Both have the experience and ability to step up and guide a very young group.” Gatewood’s talent and abilities were showcased early in her career as she set the school record in cross country with a time of 18:59 in her first collegiate meet freshman year. Gatewood struggled last season after a pair of very successful freshman and sophomore years but the El Paso, Texas native has the opportunity to put that behind her and surprise the rest of the conference this season. Wolin did not post the that she set during the legiate career, but she runner in every meet for junior year was marked in times until the SoCon successful track season – and some rest – Wolin with high hopes of lead-
times in her junior year first two years of her colcontinued to be a top-five the Bulldogs. Wolin’s by a steady improvement Championships. After a and a summer of training will enter the 2009 season ing the Bulldogs.
The task of helping Gatestandard for success will runner Micah Wessinger. competition with an oppact in every meet.
wood and Wolin set the also fall upon freshman She enters into college portunity to have an im-
Wessinger, who hails from Chester, S.C., is the more talented long distance runner of the two, posting a 20:55 mark in high school and is the AAA state champion in South Carolina in the 800m. Both Huddleston and assistant coach Kris Kut are expecting amazing things from Wessinger in her four years at The Citadel. Caitlyn Lees, a rising sophomore that only competed during the track and field seasons last year, will join the team to give the Bulldogs some much-needed depth. Lees, a sprinter and native of Stanhope, N.J., has experience in the longer relays and is used to a more challenging terrain in her home Garden State. Sophia Bay will add depth to the Bulldog roster with her experience of running cross country at Sussex Technical High School in Seaford, Del. A young team with plenty of raw talent, The Citadel will be looking to a pair of experienced runners to challenge and push a younger group to success in 2009.
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Men’s Outlook The Citadel has the potential to improve greatly entering the 2009 season as the Bulldogs return the core of the team from last season with the upperclassmen being joined by a solid group of incoming freshmen. Senior Brendan Kight (Delta Company) will again lead the team with a supporting cast that includes Alex Anderson (India Co.), Zach Yereb (Mike Co.), Frankie Dioguardi (Charlie Co.), Chris Fallis (Charlie Co.) and Nathan Jackson (Golf Co.). “We have a good group of upperclassmen this year but they will need to work hard and push each other to improve as a group,” said head coach Jody Huddleston, who enters his 24th season at the helm of the Bulldog program. The 2008 Bulldogs fin10th in the Southern ConChampionships after the and eighth in 2007. At last ship meet, nine of the 11 in front of The Citadel’s resulted in a lower than
ished a disappointing ference Cross Country team finished sixth in 2006 year’s SoCon championschools top runner was top runner, Kight. That expected finish.
However, the individuals this year’s slate of Bullimproved their times over makes The Citadel poised The spread between the was just 16 places, which can only dream of. If the a tight-knit group running in order to make a move
that make up the core of dog runners have steadily the last few years. That to make a move in 2009. team’s top five runners is a spread most teams team can continue to keep and move in the 20s to 30s in the SoCon standings.
Zach Yereb Brendan Kight
The Bulldogs are relying on the fast times and leadership of Kight, who recently posted an excellent outdoor season and is getting very close to the school record in the steeplechase. Kight ran 9:33.88, less than four seconds from setting the school record, and his improvement in that event should be a precursor to an improved cross country season. Anderson broke through as the team’s No. 2 runner last season, surprising most as he posted the 10th best 10k time in school history during last year’s outdoor track season. Fallis, Dioguardi and Jackson have all spent the summer training hard and are expected to show a great deal of improvement. Pushing the returnees in 2009 will be a solid crop of incoming freshman that have the potential to score for the team and make an impact. The incoming freshmen are expected to be led by Atom Young from Martinez, Ga., who ran 16:14 in high school and finished third at the Georgia State High School Championships. A familiar name to Bulldog cross country is also expected to make an impact early on as John Gatewood follows his sister’s footsteps. Katheryn, his sister and a senior on the women’s team, set the school record in her freshman year in cross country and John is expected to be as competitive as his sister is. John ran a 15:30 three-mile mark in high school and is expected to challenge as one of the team’s top seven runners. Expected to be one of the better incoming freshmen, Kyle Keene ran a 16:10 mark in high school and as a native of Greenville, S.C., he is accustomed to the regional area that The Citadel competes in. Keene finished third at the South Carolina state meet and was also a regional champion in high school. With a dedicated group of returnees that has shown consistent progress and a talented crop of incoming freshmen, The Citadel is poised to have a breakout year in 2009.
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Bulldog Roster Women’s Name Sophia Bay Katheryn Gatewood Suzanne Gay Caitlyn Lees Sarah Stierwalt Micah Wessinger Natalie Wolin
Class Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr.
Company Kilo Tango India Bravo Mike Charlie Delta
Ht. 5-4 5-7 5-4 5-0 5-2 5-7 5-2
Hometown/Previous School Seaford, Del./Sussex Technical HS El Paso, Texas/Franklin HS St. Leonard, Md./Calvert HS Stanhope, N.J./Pope John XXIII HS Fremont, Ohio/St. Joseph Central Catholic HS Chester, S.C./Chester Senior HS Toledo, Ohio/Whitmer Senior HS
Men’s Name Alex Anderson Jordan Ashley Ben Canipe Frank Dioguardi Christopher Fallis Kevin Flood Steven Foster John Gatewood Nicholas Hasty Nathan Jackson Zach Johnson Kyle Keene Brendan Kight Chad Lange Christopher Morgan Nick Parker Richard Sobrero Wes Stoddard Joshua Taylor Clayton Thornton Joseph Tkach Austin Waldrop P.J. Wasilchak Leon Wilson Zach Yereb Atom Young
Class Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr.
Company India Charlie November Charlie Charlie Lima Golf Romeo Tango Golf India Alpha Delta India Golf Golf India Lima Delta Alpha Alpha F-Troop Hotel Oscar Mike Oscar
Ht. 5-10 5-11 5-10 5-11 5-8 5-7 5-9 5-10 5-8 5-5 5-9 5-8 6-0 5-10 6-2 6-0 5-8 5-11 5-9 5-5 6-1 5-10 5-3 6-0 5-9 5-0
Wt. Hometown/Previous School 140 Providence, R.I./G Holmes Braddock HS 150 Bellmore, N.Y./John F. Kennedy HS 155 Hickory, N.C./East Burke HS 150 Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa HS 130 Awendaw, S.C./Wando HS 120 Naples, Fla./Naples HS 145 Menio, Calif./St. Francis HS 125 El Paso, Texas/Franklin HS 160 Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman HS 135 Marietta, S.C./Pickens HS 165 Summerville, S.C./James Island HS 116 Greenville, S.C./Wade Hampton HS 145 Sumter, S.C./Wilson HS 155 Charleston, S.C./James Island HS 180 Pickens, S.C./Pickens HS 175 Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman HS 150 El Cerrito, Calif./Salesian HS 143 Mt. Pleasant, S.C./Wando HS 135 Summerville, S.C./Summerville HS 135 Summerville, S.C./Summerville HS 175 Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort HS 135 Enoree, S.C./Woodruff HS 103 Dickson City, Pa./Scranton Preparatory HS 145 Mt. Pleasant, S.C./Shaw HS 138 Saint Clairsville, Ohio/Bellaire St. John’s HS 120 Martinez, Ga./Lakeside HS
Head Coach - Jody Huddleston Assistant Coach - Kris Kut Volunteer Coaches - Catherine Hinesley & Gary Wilson 2009 Cross Country
Meet the Bulldogs Katheryn Gatewood Senior * 5-7 Tango Company El Paso, Texas Franklin High School 2008... Led the team with a time of 20:02 and 59th place finish in the Eye Opener (9/6)... led the Bulldogs the following week at the Salty Seadog Invitational (9/13) at Navy, running the 6k race in 25:35 and finishing 67th... led the team at The Citadel Invitational (9/27) with a 13th-place finish, running 20:15... ran 19:29 at the FLRunners.com Invitational (10/3), placing 14th... led the team with a 49th-place finish at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1) as she ran 19:22. 2007... Began the season with a 23rd-place finish at the USC Invitational (8/31), running 19:30... placed eighth at the Bulldog Duals (9/7) with a time of 20:05... ran 19:44 at The Citadel Invitational, finishing 21st... led the team at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6), running 19:49 in ankle-deep mud... finished fourth at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13), running 19:54... ran a season-best time of 19:10, placing 28th as the top Bulldog finisher at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27)... was the top Bulldog finisher at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships (11/10) in Louisville, Ky., running the 6k race in 23:40 and placing 165th. 2006: Set a new personal and school record in her first race as a cadet-student-athlete, running 18:59 at the USC Invitational (9/1) as she finished 10th overall ... placed seventh as she ran 20:30 at the Bulldog Duals (9/8) ... finished 10th at The Citadel Invitational (9/30), running 19:50 ... placed 53rd out of more than 285 runners at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/7) with a time of 20:05 ... finished in the middle of a three-in-arow finish for the Bulldogs (25-26-27) at the Winthrop Fall Classic, placing 26th in the 4k race with a time of 15:40 ... led the women’s team at the SoCon Championships (10/28) with a 44th place finish, running 19:24. High School… Graduated from Franklin High School in 2006… ran track and cross country throughout high school… received First Team All-City honors in cross country… received Second Team AllCity honors in both cross country and track… was a state qualifier in cross country… brought home a team district cross country championship her senior year… coached by Jesse Aguliar. Personal… Katheryn A. Gatewood... daughter of Mike and Kathy Gatewood… born on Jan. 21, 1988… majoring in health, exercise and sport science.
Top Times Personal Best: 18:59 (2006 school record) 2008: 19:22 2007: 19:10 2006: 18:59
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Meet the Bulldogs Natalie Wolin Senior * 5-2 Delta Company Toledo, Ohio Whitmer Senior High School 2008... Finished the Eye Opener (9/6) meet on the heels of teammate Katheryn Gatewood, running 20:09 and finishing 64th... ran 26:09 at the Salty Seadog Invitational (9/13), finishing 78th in the 6k race... placed 15th at The Citadel Invitational (9/27) with a time of 20:23... ran 19:54 as she placed 20th at the FLRunners.com Invitational (10/3)... finished 27th at the 4k Winthrop Asics Classic (10/18) with a time of 16:42... finished 69th at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1) with a time of 20:28. 2007... Set a new personal-best time at the USC Invitational (8/31), running 19:12 and finishing 16th... placed fourth at the Bulldog Duals (9/7), running 19:24... at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), finished 14th with a time of 19:18... placed 71st out of more than 360 runners in ankle-deep mud at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6), running 19:51... ran her second-best time of the season (19:21) to win the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13)... placed 51st at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27) with a time of 19:44... ran 24:01 in the 6k NCAA Regional Championships in Louisville, Ky. to place 183rd. 2006... Opened her Bulldog career with a bang, finishing 24th with a time of 19:25 at the USC Invitational (9/1) ... finished ninth at the Bulldog Duals (9/8) with a time of 20:38 ... placed 14th at The Citadel Invitational (9/30) as she ran 20:04 ... her time of 20:17 placed her 67th out of more than 285 runners at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/7) ... was the anchor in the Bulldogsâ€™ back-to-back-to-back finish at the Winthrop Fall Classic (25-26-27) as she finished 27th with a 4k time of 15:42 ... finished third on the team and right behind teammate Laura Hewston at the Southern Conference Championships (10/28) as she finished 48th with a time of 19:34. High School... A 2006 Whitmer High School graduate... received four letters in cross country and track and field... named Toledo AllCity League three times in cross country... received one All-Great Lakes League honor... was a regional qualifier in the 3200m her junior year... cross country team finished second in the City League Championships... coached by Jeremy Elliott. Personal... Natalie Wolin... daughter of Craig and Laura Wolin... born on Dec. 21, 1987... majoring in business administration.
Top Times Personal Best: 19:12 2008: 20:09 2007: 19:12 2006: 19:25
2009 Cross Country
Meet the Bulldogs Suzanne Gay Junior * 5-4 India Company St. Leonard, Md. Calvert High School 2008... Ran 21:45 and finished 143rd in the Eye Opener (5k) to start the season... placed 98th and third on the team at the 6k Salty Seadog Invitational (9/13) at Navy with a time of 27:11... ran 21:17 at The Citadel Invitational (9/27) to finish 21st... ran a personal-best time fo 20:50 at the FLRunners.com Invitational (10/3) as she finished 36th... placed 31st at the 4k Winthrop Asics Classic (10/18) with a time of 17:19... finished 82nd overall with a time of 20:51 at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1). 2007... Ran 21:33 at the USC Invitational (8/31) to open her career as a Bulldog... finished 19th with a time of 21:58 at the Bulldog Duals (9/7)... ran 21:01 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29) to place 34th... ran 21:51 at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6)... ran 22:04 to finish 15th at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13)... ran 21:56 to finish 82nd at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27). High School… Graduated from Calvert High School in 2007… earned two letters in cross country and track, while earning four letters in swimming… cross country team placed seventh in the Maryland 2A regional meet… coached by Dave Spain. Personal… Suzanne Marguerite Gay… born Nov. 2, 1989 in St. Leonard, Md…. Daughter of Bruce and Patricia Gay… chose The Citadel over the State University of New York… wants to join the Navy after college… majoring in biology.
Top Times Personal Best: 20:50 2008: 20:50 2007: 21:07
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Meet the Bulldogs Sarah Stierwalt Junior * 5-2 Mike Company Fremont, Ohio St. Joseph Central Catholic High School 2008... Opened the season with a time of 22:57 and a 197th place finish at the Eye Opener (9/7)... finished 127th in the Salty Seadog Invitational (9/13) with a 6k time of 28:32... placed 26th at The Citadel Invitational (9/27) with a time of 22:45... finished 47th at the FLRunners.com Invitational (10/3) with a time of 21:31... ran 17:40 at the 4k Winthrop Asics Classic (10/18), placing 33rd... finished 88th at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1) with a time of 21:33. 2007... At the USC Invitational (8/31), ran 20:31 to finish 46th... placed 14th at the Bulldog Duals (9/7), running 20:42... ran 21:41 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), placing 31st... ran 22:14 at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6)... was just seconds away from matching her career-best time at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27), running 20:37 to place 70th. High School... A 2007 graduate of St. Josephâ€™s Central Catholic High School... earned four letters in cross country, swimming and track and field... named MVP of her cross country and track teams... became the first female at her high school to ever receive 12 varsity letters... was a three-time MVP of her swimming team. Personal... Sarah Stierwalt... born July 26, 1989 in Fremont, Ohio... daughter of Tom and Kathy Stierwalt... chose The Citadel over Norwich University... majoring in criminal justice.
Top Times Personal Best: 20:31 2008: 21:31 2007: 20:31
2009 Cross Country
Meet the Bulldogs Caitlyn Lees Sophomore * 5-0 Bravo Company Stanhope, N.J. Pope John XXIII High School 2009 (Track and Field)... Ran on The Citadel track and field team... during outdoor season, Lees posted a personal-best time of 14.18 for 22nd place in the 100m dash at the Georgia Southern Invitational (3/28/2009)... ran a time of 29.72 in the 200m in the Coastal Carolina Invitational (3/19/2009)... at the 2009 Indoor SoCon Championships, she recorded a time of personal-best time of 9.02 in the 60m dash and a 30.30 in the 200m... during indoor season, posted a personal-best in the 200m at the Tiger Invitational posting a time of 30.02. 2008... Did not participate in cross country. High School... Graduated from Pope John XXIII High School in 2008... lettered five times in track and field, one in cross country and participated in soccer... marked 7.7 in 55m, 12.9 in the 100m, 27.5 in the 200m indoors, 27.3 in 200m outdoors and 47.5 in the 300m... was a four-time county champion and relay champion ... helped lead Pope John to three indoor and outdoor state championship titles and relay titles along with placing second in national competition. Personal... Full name is Caitlyn Ann Lees... born Nov. 22, 1989... daughter of Robert and Catherine Lees... has two sisters, Rachel and Rhianna... father played soccer for the University of Bridgeport... chose The Citadel over Ramapo College of New Jersey... majoring in political science.
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Meet the Bulldogs Sophia Bay Senior * 5-4 Kilo Company Seaford, Del. Sussex Technical High School High School… Graduated from Sussex Technical High School… lettered in track and field and soccer… was coached by Martin Cross and Paul Mohun. Personal… Born April 18, 1988… daughter of Joseph and Selena Bay… sister to Jennifer, Mary and Robert… chose The Citadel over North Florida, Jacksonville University and U.S. Naval Academy.
Micah Wessinger Freshman * 5-7 Charlie Company Chester, S.C. Chester Senior High School High School… Graduated from Chester Senior High School in 2009… holds numerous records, received many awards and has competed in some of the nation’s most prestigious track and field events… is a fiveyear letterman in track and cross country and a four-year letterman in basketball… in cross country, she is a 2005 region 3-AAA upper state qualifier, 2005 Co-MVP, 2006-08 MVP, 2006 Summerfest 5k winner and 2006-08 3-AAA all-region team member… finished second with a time of 22:58 in the USATF South Carolina Association Junior Cross Country Championships… in track and field, she was a member of the 3-AAA all-region team from 2005-08 and holds Chester’s female records in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m, and the 4x800… is also the 2007 and 2008 South Carolina AAA State Champion in the 800m and placed first in the 800m and 1500m at the USATF from 2006-2008… she competed in the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals-Emerging Elite Division placing 15th overall with a time of 2:17.52… she also is the 2005-06 and 2007-08 Chester High School Female Athlete of the Year and Chester’s 2008 Homecoming Queen… was among the 10 finalists for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. Personal… Born July 2, 1991… daughter of Mike and Kay Wessinger… major is undecided.
2009 Cross Country
Meet the Bulldogs Alex Anderson Senior * 5-10 * 140 India Company Providence, R.I. G Holmes Braddock High School 2008... Opened the season by running 29:01 at the Eye Opener (9/6), placing 99th... finished second on the team as he ran 28:41 at Navy’s Salty Seadog Invitational (9/13), placing 92nd... finished 28th at The Citadel Invitational (9/27) with a time of 29:49... finished 27th at the FLRunners.com Invitational (10/3) with a personal-best time of 28:04... placed 40th at the 6k Winthrop Asics Classic (10/18) with a time of 22:19... placed 88th at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1) with a time of 29:52. 2007... Placed 17th at the USC Invitational (8/31) with a 5k time of 16:47... finished 11th in the Bulldog Duals (9/7), running a 5k time of 17:01... ran 29:14 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), placing 51st overall... ran 28:33 at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6)... placed 16th at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13), running 17:04. 2006 (Florida International)… Did not compete in cross country. 2005 (Florida International)… Redshirted, did not compete. High School… Graduated from Holmes Braddock High School in 2005… received two letters in both cross country and track and field… named All-Dade County Honorable Mention in cross country his senior year… team captain… named cross country Most Improved his junior year… was the Long Distance MVP on the track team his senior year… coached by Julio Valdes and Ryan Raposo. Personal… Alexander Bassam Anderson… born May 22, 1987 in Tampa, Fla…. son of Marino Anderson and Monica Nuevo… transferred to The Citadel after considering Boston University and the U.S. Naval Academy… majoring in biology.
Top Times Personal Best: 28:04 2008: 28:04 2007: 28:33 2006: N/A 2005: Redshirted
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Meet the Bulldogs Zach Johnson Senior * 5-9 * 165 India Company Summerville, S.C. James Island High School 2008... Opened the season with an 89th place finish at the Eye Opener (9/6), running 28:40... finished 97th as he ran 28:49 at Navyâ€™s Salty Seadog Invitational (9/13)... finished 17th at The Citadel Invitational (9/27) with a time of 28:28... placed 32nd at the FLRunners.com Invitational (10/3), running 28:26... ran 21:27 at the 6k Winthrop Asics Classic (10/18), placing 33rd... ran 29:48 at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1) finishing 87th. 2007... Placed 20th at the USC Invitational (8/31), running the 5k race in 16:59... finished the 5k Bulldog Duals (9/7) race in 17:21... ran 27:55 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29) to finish 32nd... ran the 8k Walt Disney World Classic (10/6) in 28:07... recorded an eighth-place finish at the 5k Lowcountry Invitational (10/13), running 16:35... finished 79th at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27) with a time of 29:50. 2006... Did not compete. 2005... Did not compete. High School... Graduated from James Island High School in 2005... ran track his senior year... coached by Chris McDuffie. Personal... Zachary Johnson... son of Edith Johnson... born on Jan. 21, 1987 in Charleston... twin brother Herbert runs cross country for Spartanburg Methodist College... majoring in criminal justice.
Top Times Personal Best: 27:55 2008: 28:26 2007: 27:55 2006: N/A 2005: N/A
2009 Cross Country
Meet the Bulldogs Brendan Kight Senior * 6-0 * 145 Delta Company Sumter, S.C. Wilson Hall High School 2008... Led the team in the Bulldogs’ season opener at the Eye Opener (9/6) with a 34th place finish and time of 27:11... led the team again at Navy’s Salty Seadog Invitational (9/13), running 27:28 and finishing 58th... led the team at The Citadel Invitational (8k) with a time of 27:58 finishing 11th... ran a season-best time of 26:53 and finished a season-high eighth at the FLRunners.com Invitational (10/3)... led the team for the fifth consecutive meet at the 6k Winthrop Asics Classic (10/18), running 20:29 and placing 18th overall... continued to lead the team at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1), placing 52nd and running 27:11... led the Bulldogs at the 2008 NCAA Southeast Regional finishing 164th with a time of 35:04. 2007... Finished 11th at the USC Invitational (9/7), running the 5k race in 16:34... placed sixth at the Bulldog Duals with a 5k time of 16:46... set a then-personal-best time of 26:56 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), finishing 11th... placed 57th out of more than 330 runners at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6), running 27:11... was the runner-up at the 5k Lowcountry Invitational (10/13) with a time of 16:10... set a new personal record time of 26:48 at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27), finishing as the team’s top runner and placing 30th overall. 2006... Opened his Bulldog career with a 13th place finish at the USC Invitational (9/1), running the 5k race in 16:18 ... finished 13th again at The Citadel Invitational (9/30), running 27:38 ... topped that time with a 27:23 finish at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/7) as he placed 62nd out of more than 230 runners ... finished 32nd at the 6k Winthrop Fall Classic with a time of 20:03, placing fifth on the team ... finished the SoCon Championship race (10/28) as a team scorer with a time of 27:18, placing 41st. High School... Three-time All-State cross country runner from Wilson Hall High School... All-State track runner his senior year in 2006... lettered in cross country, track and soccer... received AllState honors and named South Carolina’s Player of the Year in soccer in 2006... also received All-Region honors in soccer all four years of high school... coached by Tom O’Hare in track and cross country. Personal... Brendan Kight... born on Feb. 25, 1988 in Sumter, S.C.... son of Greg and Carolyn Kight... majoring in civil engineering.
Top Times Personal Best: 26:48 2008: 26:53 2007: 26:48 2006: 27:23
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Meet the Bulldogs Chris Fallis Junior * 5-8 * 130 Charlie Company Awendaw, S.C. Wando High School 2008... Finished two spots ahead of teammate Alex Anderson with a 97th place finish and time of 28:57 at the Eye Opener (9/6)... ran 29:05 and finished 103rd at the Salty Seadog Invitational (9/13) at the Naval Academy... finished second on the team and 24th overall at the 6k Winthrop Asics Classic (10/18), running 20:40... placed 74th at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1), running 28:08... ran a time of 37:32 at the 2008 NCAA Southeast Regional placing 203rd overall. 2007... Placed 16th in the 5k USC Invitational (8/31), running 16:44... finished 13th at the 5k Bulldog Duals (9/7) with a time of 17:07... at The Citadel Invitational (9/29), ran 28:48 to finish 43rd... ran a wet and muddy Walt Disney World Classic (10/6) race in 28:58... finished seventh at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13) with a 5k time of 16:33... finished 69th at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27) with a time of 28:55. High School… A graduate of Wando High School in 2007… earned six letters in cross country and track and field… earned the team’s Warrior Award… twice named the team’s Most Improved runner… cross country team won the county championship… track team won the Regional Championship. Personal… Christopher H. Fallis… born Feb. 18, 1989 in Charleston, S.C…. son of Harold and Danna Fallis… chose The Citadel over Charleston Southern and Erskine… father, Harold, played soccer for Erskine College from 1974-76… majoring in business administration.
Top Times Personal Best: 28:08 2008: 28:08 2007: 28:48
2009 Cross Country
Meet the Bulldogs Kevin Flood Junior * 5-3 * 120 Lima Company Naples, Fla. Naples High School 2008... Injured foot prevented him from competing this season. 2007... Ran the 5k USC Invitational (8/31) in 18:18, placing 42nd... finished 37th at the Bulldog Duals 5k (9/7) with a time of 19:50... ran 29:58 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29)... ran 18:46 in the 5k Lowcountry Invitational (10/13). High School… Graduated from Naples High School in 2007… earned two letters in cross country and track and field… cross country team finished third at the Florida State Championships his senior year… coached by Mary Beth Watkins, Mandi Lemmond and Stanley Bryant. Personal… Kevin Patrick Flood… born Oct. 18, 1988 in Grosse Ile, Mich…. son of Peter and Nancy Flood… chose The Citadel over Florida Gulf Coast University… father, Peter, played semi pro hockey in Michigan… wants to become an officer in the U.S. Navy… majoring in history.
Top Times Personal Best: 29:58 2008: N/A 2007: 29:58
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Meet the Bulldogs Nathan Jackson Junior * 5-5 * 128 Golf Company Marietta, S.C. Pickens High School 2008... Opened the season at The Citadel Invitational (9/27) where he ran 29:00 and finished 23rd... placed 30th at the FLRunners.com Invitational (10/3), running 28:17... placed fourth on the team and 28th overall with a time of 20:54 at the 6k Winthrop Asics Classic... finished 61st at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1) with a time of 27:31. 2007... Recorded his personal-best at the 2007 SoCon Championships recording a time of 27:26 for 47th place... posted a time of 38:05 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29) for 33rd place. High School... A 2007 graduate of Pickens High School... earned three letters in cross country and track and field... named team MVP of his cross country and track teams... garnered All-Region cross country honors... earned All-County track and field honors... cross country and track teams both won the county championship... Personal... Nathan Howard Jackson... born Nov. 19, 1988 in Daytona Beach, Fla.... son of Michael and Lorraine Morello... chose The Citadel over Charleston Southern and Clemson... majoring in civil engineering.
Top Times Personal Best: 27:26 2008: 27:31 2007: 27:26
2009 Cross Country
Meet the Bulldogs Joseph Tkach Junior * 6-1 * 175 Alpha Company Beaufort, S.C. Beaufort High School 2008... Ran 30:44 and placed 22nd at The Citadel Invitational (9/27) in his first appearance of the season. 2007... Opened his career with a 34th-place finish at the USC Invitational (8/31) with a 5k time of 17:52... topped that with a 17:36 performance at the 5k Bulldog Duals (9/7) race... ran 30:21 at The Citadel Invitational (9/29)... finished 22nd at the Lowcountry Invitational (10/13), running 17:33. High School… A graduate of Beaufort High School in 2007… earned three letters in track and field and two letters in cross country… twice named his team’s cross country MVP… named All-State in track… twice garnered All-Region honors in cross country… earned five All-Region track honors… named his track team MVP and Distance MVP… high school team placed second in the South Carolina 4A State Championship meet… coached by Carol Bostick and Lt. Col. Robert Johnson. Personal… Joseph Michael Tkach… born Aug. 3, 1988 in Beaufort, S.C…. son of Fred and Mary Ann Tkach… chose The Citadel over South Carolina and Gove City College (Pa.)… majoring in physical education.
Top Times Personal Best: 30:21 2008: 30:44 2007: 30:21
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Meet the Bulldogs Zach Yereb Junior * 5-9 * 138 Mike Company Saint Clairsville, Ohio Bellaire St. John’s High School 2008... Made his first appearance of the season at The Citadel Invitational (9/27), finishing 14th with a time of 28:19... placed 21st at the FLRunners. com Invitational (10/3), running 27:44... finished 26th at the 6k Winthrop Asics Classic (10/18) with a time of 20:48... finished 53rd at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1), running 27:13 and finishing just two seconds behind team leader Kight... finished the season at the NCAA Southeast Regional in 177th place recording a time of 35:34. 2007... Placed 14th at the USC Invitational (8/31) in his first race as a Cadet, running the 5k race in 16:37... ran 17:36 at the Bulldog Duals (9/7), another 5k race... finished 25th at The Citadel Invitational (9/29) with a time of 27:41... finished 89th out of more than 330 runners with a time of 27:53, despite wet and muddy conditions, at the Walt Disney World Classic (10/6)... ran a 16:58 time in the 5k Lowcountry Invitational (10/13) to finish 14th... ran a personal best time of 27:38 at the Southern Conference Championships (10/27), placing 52nd. High School… A 2007 graduate of Bellaire St. John’s Central High School… earned four letters in cross country and track and field… a four-time All-Ohio Valley Athletic Conference honoree in cross country… named the 2006 Eastern District Runner of the Year… named First Team All-State in cross country in 2006… cross country team placed fifth at the Ohio State Championships his senior year… coached by Jeremy Midei. Personal… Zachary Joseph Yereb… born June 21, 1989 in McAllen, Texas… son of Steven and Tracie Yereb… chose The Citadel over Army, Air Force, Northern Kentucky and Heidelberg College… father, Steven, was a 10k runner for Bethany College (W.Va.)… majoring in business administration.
Top Times Personal Best: 27:38 2008: 30:44 2007: 27:38
2009 Cross Country
Meet the Bulldogs Frank Dioguardi Sophomore * 5-11 * 150 Charlie Company Massapequa, N.Y. Massapequa High School 2008... Ran 30:17 in his collegiate debut at the Eye Opener (9/6)... marked considerable improvement in his second meet, running 29:49 at the Salty Seadog Invitational (9/13) at the Naval Academy... ran 30:00 at The Citadel Invitational (9/27), placing 30th... finished 38th at the FLRunners.com Invitational (10/3), running 28:48... placed 39th at the 6k Winthrop Asics Classic (10/18), running 22:17. High School... Graduated from Massapequa High School in 2008... earned 11 varsity letters in cross country and track and field... earned five All-Division, four All-Conference and three All-County honors... won five conference championships... was a member of two 4x800m relay state qualifying teams... team won the outdoor division championship in 2006. Personal... Frankie Dioguardi... son of Frank and Tracy Dioguardi... born Jan. 16, 1990 in Brooklyn, N.Y.... chose The Citadel over Navy, VMI, Iona, Albany and the Coast Guard Academy... majoring in civil engineering.
Top Times Personal Best: 28:48 2008: 28:48
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Meet the Bulldogs Christopher Morgan Sophomore * 6-2 * 180 Golf Company Pickens, S.C. Pickens High School 2008... Ran 30:30 at the Naval Academy’s Salty Seadog Invitational (9/13)... finished 20th at The Citadel Invitational (9/27) with a personal record time of 28:44... posted his first top-five finish for the team at the 6k Winthrop Asics Classic (10/18), running 21:25 and placing 32nd overall... finished fourth on the team and 67th overall at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1) with a time of 27:45, marking his second consecutive top-five finish on the team... finished 211th at the NCAA East Regional with a time of 38:46. High School… Graduated from Pickens High School in 2008… received four letters in track, three in cross country and three in wrestling… named MVP of his track team in 2005, 2007 and 2008… coached by Bryan Clevenger. Personal… Christopher Ford Morgan… born Dec. 12, 1989 in Easley, S.C…. son of Robert and Gina Morgan… majoring in physics.
Top Times Personal Best: 28:48 2008: 28:48
2009 Cross Country
Meet the Bulldogs Richard Sobrero Sophomore * 5-8 * 150 India Company El Cerrito, Calif. Salesian High School 2009 (Track and Field)... Placed 25th in the Tiger Open running a time of 4:52.24 in the 1500m run. 2008... Did not compete. High School... Graduated from Salesian High School in 2008... earned four letters in cross country and one letter in track... served as the team captain during his senior year... received numerous academic awards for having a 3.0 and above... was second team All-League during his sophomore campaign... personal best are 18:05 in the 5k and running the 800m in 2:09... also placed seventh in the 2008 Division Four NCS Meet of Champions. Personal... Born Sept. 11, 1989... son of Cynthia Mik and Richard Sobrero, Sr... brother to Anna... mother ran track in nationals for California State University, Chico in 1976... chose The Citadel over Fresno State... majoring in political science.
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Meet the Bulldogs Wes Stoddard Sophomore * 5-11 * 143 Lima Company Mount Pleasant, S.C. Wando High School 2008... Ran 32:11 in his first collegiate appearance, placing 44th at The Citadel Invitational (9/27). High Schoolâ€Ś A 2008 graduate of Wando High School... earned four letters in cross country and three letters in track... cross country team won the county, region and state championships... coached by Harold Fallis. Personalâ€Ś James Wesley Stoddard... born June 28, 1989 in Spartanburg, S.C.... son of Wesley Stoddard and Margaret Emmans... majoring in business administration.
Top Times Personal Best: 32:11 2008: 32:11
2009 Cross Country
Meet the Bulldogs P.J. Wasilchak Sophomore * 5-3 * 103 Hotel Company Dickson City, Pa. Scranton Preparatory High School 2008... Recorded an 8k time of 29:13 in his collegiate debut at the Eye Opener (9/6), finishing 108th... finished 107th with a time of 29:29 at the Salty Seadog Invitational (9/13) at the Naval Academy... ran a personal record time of 28:57 at The Citadel Invitational (9/27), finishing 22nd... ran 28:38 and finished 35th at the FLRunners.com Invitational (10/3)... placed 36th at the 6k Winthrop Asics Classic (10/18) with a time of 21:50... ran a personal-best time at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1) with a mark of 28:29 to finish 80th… concluded the season finishing 198th at the NCAA Southeast Regional, posting a time of 36:57. High School... Graduated from Scranton Preparatory School in 2008... earned letters in track and cross country... was named cross country team captain his senior year... cross country team won state championship in 2005... team won district championship in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Personal... Paul John Eric Wasilchak... goes by “P.J.”... born Sept. 1, 1989 in Scranton, Pa.... son of Paul Wasilchak... chose The Citadel over DeSales and the University of Scranton... majoring in sports management.
Top Times Personal Best: 28:29 2008: 28:29
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Meet the Bulldogs Jordan Ashley Freshman * 5-10 * 140 Charlie Company Bellmore, N.Y. John F. Kennedy High School High School… Graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 2009… is a region champion that recorded a time of 1:56 in the 800m and was ranked nationally for his 2:33 time in the 1000m… is a nine-time MVP, four-time All-County winner, 2008 county champion in the 800m, five-time All-Conference, two-time conference champion in the 1000m and 1600m, division champion in the 1600m and three-time all-division in the 800m, cross country and mile run… was the November 2008 Athlete of the Month and the 2005-06 Rookie of the Year. Personal… Born May 1, 1991… son of Brett and Bonnie… brother to Alexander… chose The Citadel over Connecticut, Lafayette and Suny Cortland… majoring in physical education.
Benjamin Canipe Freshman * 5-10 * 155 November Company Hickory, N.C. East Burke High School High School… Graduated from East Burke High School in 2009… while at East Burke he ran a personal-best time of 16:41… he also ran the 3,200 with a time of 10:32.
Forest… majoring in chemistry.
Personal… Born April 11, 1991… is the son of Bryan and Rita Canipe… brother to Cassidy… chose The Citadel over Gardner-Webb, N.C. State, Auburn and Wake
Steven Foster Freshman * 5-9 * 145 Golf Company Menio Park, Calif. St. Francis High School High School… Graduated from St. Francis High School in 2009… earned two letters in cross country and track and field… posted a time of 16:10 in the 3 mile run, 16:45 in the 5K, 10:20 in the 2 mile and 4:42 in the mile… earned first team All-League WCAL and honorable mention in the CCS Conference… is a member of the CCS Championship team. Personal… Born Sept. 14, 1991… son of Brad and Susie… brother to David and Bonnie… chose The Citadel over Nevada, Reno and Chico State… majoring in history.
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Meet the Bulldogs John Gatewood Freshman * 5-10 * 125 Romeo Company El Paso, Texas Franklin High School High School… Graduated from Franklin High School in 2009… recorded a time of 15:50 in the three mile run and 4:29 in the mile run… set a personal-best record in the 800m with a time of 2:03 and shares a time of 1:59.00 in the 4x800m relay… is a 2007 cross country state qualifier, two-time cross country all-region team member and a two-time track regional qualifier. Personal… Born Aug. 7, 1991… son of Michael and Katheryn Gatewood… his sister Katheryn Gatewood is also a member of the Bulldog cross country and track and field teams… is also the brother of Michael and Dwayne… his brother Dwayne played football for Arkansas State Central… chose The Citadel over Sacramento State, Stephen F. Austin and Lamar University… majoring in business.
Nicholas Hasty Freshman * 5-8 * 160 Tango Company Spartanburg, S.C. Dorman High School High School… Graduated from Dorman High School in May 2009… lettered three times in cross country and one year in track and field… posted a personal-best time of 17:15 in the 5k… also ran a 4:50 in the 1600m… was a member off the Dorman 2008 Cross Country State Championship team… participated in the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Medical Society and Key Club. Personal… Born Dec. 29, 1990… son of David and Sharon Hasty… brother to Cody… chose The Citadel over Clemson and College of Charleston… majoring in biochemistry.
Kyle Keene Freshman * 5-8 * 116 Alpha Company Greenville, S.C. Wade Hampton High School High School… Graduated from Wade Hampton High School in 2009… ran a time of 16:10 and placed third in the South Carolina state meet… is a all-county and all-state champion… was a member of the Shrine Bowl team. Personal… Born July 13, 1991… is the son of Kim and Stuart Keene… brother to Brittani… chose The Citadel over Winthrop, Coastal Carolina and USC Upstate… majoring in political science.
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Meet the Bulldogs Chad Lange Freshman * 5-10 * 155 India Company Charleston, S.C. James Island High School High School… Graduated from James Island Charter High School in 2009… earned two letters in soccer, four letters in cross country and one letter in track and field… posted a time of 17:17 in the 5k and 1:03 in the 800m… two-time MVP in cross country… earned the Iron Boot Award in soccer. Personal… Born Oct. 9, 1990… son of Stuart and Jeanne Lange… brother to Morgan and Angie… chose The Citadel over College of Charleston and Charleston Southern… majoring in business administration.
Nick Parker Freshman * 6-0 * 175 Golf Company Spartanburg, S.C. Dorman High School High School… Graduated from Dorman High School in 2009… lettered in cross country and track and field… earned personal-best times of 17:08 in the 5k and 10:33 in the mile run… Dorman was the 2007-08 track and field state champions and cross country champions in 2008. Personal… Born June 30, 1991… son of Mike and Cheri… brother to Kam… chose The Citadel over the U.S. Naval Academy… majoring in business.
Joshua Taylor Freshman * 5-9 * 135 Delta Company Summerville, S.C. Summerville High School High School… Graduated from Summerville High School in 2009… ran a time of 16:28 in cross country and is a region champion for his time of 9:59 in the 3200m.
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Meet the Bulldogs Clayton Thornton Freshman * 5-5 * 135 Alpha Company Summerville, S.C. Summerville High School High School… Graduated from Summerville High School in 2009… member of Summerville team that was ranked second in the state of South Carolina in 2008… ran a time of 16:32 for second at the South Carolina Lower State Championships and posted a time of 10:00 in the 3200m… had a personal-best time of 2:00 in the 800m… is a region champion for his time of 4:36 in the mile run. Personal… Born Oct. 8, 1990… son of Clay and Sandy Thornton… brother to Elizabeth… majoring in business.
Austin Waldrop Freshman * 5-10 * 135 F-Troop Company Enoree, S.C. Woodruff High School High School… Graduated from Woodruff High School in 2009… earned two letters in track and field and cross country… also played varsity soccer… ran a time of 4:41 in the 1600m, 10:16 in the 3200m and 2:10 in the 800m… was a member of the 2007-08 cross country state team… placed third in the 3200m at the 2008-09 individual track and field state meet… earned the Most Valuable Runner award for cross country and track and field from 2007-09… is an All-Region cross country runner and All-State runner… earned the scholar athlete award from 2007-09. Personal… Born March 13, 1991… son of Mark Waldrop and Candice Branim… brother to Brandon and Marisa… chose The Citadel over U.S. Naval Academy, Spartanburg Methodist and North Carolina… majoring in health and wellness.
Leon Wilson Freshman * 6-0 * 145 Oscar Company Mount Pleasant, S.C. Shaw High School High School… Graduated from Shaw High School in 2009… lettered three times in track and field and two years in cross country… posted a personal-best time of 16:39 in the 5k, 4:49 in the mile and 10:15 in the two mile run… earned first team AllCity in Columbus, Ga… earned second team while on the South of the Border team. Personal… Born June 11, 1991… son of Ress and Mirna Wilson… brother to William, Jessy, Chris and Matt… his father played football for The Citadel in 1978 and 1979… chose The Citadel over South Carolina, Clemson, College of Charleston and Charleston Southern… majoring in sports management.
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Meet the Bulldogs Atom Young Freshman * 5-0 * 120 Oscar Company Martinez, Ga. Lakeside High School High School… Graduated from Lakeside High School in 2009… while at Lakeside, he ran a time of 16:14 in the 5k and placed third in the Georgia State meet… also recorded a time of 9:59 in the 3200m to become a region champion… received the Highest Point Scorer award (cross country), Track MVP, three-time Fastest Cross Country Runner Award and the Coaches Award for wrestling… earned one letter in wrestling and three letters in JROTC. Personal… Born July 6, 1991… son of Tye Key and Danna Key… brother to Abby… majoring in electrical engineering.
2009 Cross Country
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2008 Review Juniors Lead at Eye Opener Junior Brendan Kight led the Bulldogs overall with a time of 27:11 and finishing 34th as The Citadel cross country teams opened the 2008 cross country season at the Eye Opener Meet in Spartanburg, S.C. Junior Katheryn Gatewood led the women with a time of 20:02, placing 59th.
20:29 in the 6k race as he finished 19th overall. Kight has been the top finisher for the Bulldogs in every meet this season. The women’s team struggled without top runner Katheryn Gatewood, who had led the team in every meet this season. Senior Sarah Strickland led the Bulldogs with a time of 16:02 in the 4k race, placing 14th.
Bulldogs Weather the Heat at Navy’s Salty Seadog Invitational Katheryn Gatewood led the women’s team with a 6k time of 25:35 while Brendan Kight led the men for the second straight week with an 8k time of 27:28 as The Citadel cross country teams competed at the Salty Seadog Invitational hosted by the United States Naval Academy. The women’s team finished 12th while the men’s team placed 14th. Temperatures rose to the low 90s with a high humidity for the meet, something The Citadel and Southern Conference foe Furman took in stride but many of the northern schools struggled with throughout the day.
Conference Meet Does Not Go According to Plan The Citadel’s men’s and women’s cross country teams both recorded a 10th place finish at the 2008 Southern Conference Championships at Milliken Park in Spartanburg, S.C. The men’s team finished 10th out of 11 teams while the women’s team tied for 10th out of 12 teams. The men’s team finished just nine points shy of the College of Charleston in their worst finish since placing 10th at the 1999 SoCon Championships. Junior Brendan Kight led the Bulldogs in the meet, running 27:11 to place 52nd overall. Kight has led the men’s team in every meet of the season. The women’s team tied Georgia Southern for 10th place in the meet. Junior Katheryn Gatewood ran 19:22 and finished 49th overall to lead the team. Gatewood led the women’s team in every meet she competed in for the 2008 season.
Bulldog Women Second, Men Third at the 28th Will Wilson Annual Citadel Invitational The Citadel women’s team recorded the second runnerup finish in four years and the Bulldog men’s team finished third at the 28th Annual Will Wilson Citadel Invitational at James Island County Park on Sept. 27. Katheryn Gatewood led the women with a time of 20:15 for 13th place and Brendan Kight led the men for the third meet this season posting a time of 27:58 for 11th place.
Bulldogs Place 29th at NCAA Southeast Regional Five cadets made their way to the NCAA Regional on Nov. 15, 2008 in Clemmons, N.C. Brendan Kight once again led the way for the Bulldogs with his 164th place finish, posting a time of 35:04. Zach Yereb followed with a time of 35:34 for 177th place. P.J. Wasilchak came in at 198th with a time of 36:57 and Chris Fallis recorded a time of 37:32 for 203rd place. Chris Morgan rounded out the Bulldog team with his 211th place finish, posting a time of 38:46.
Anderson, Gay Set Personal Records at FLRunners. com Invitational Alex Anderson and Suzanne Gay set personal records as the duo were two of the 14 Bulldogs to post season-best times at the FLRunners. com Invitational on Oct. 3 in Titusville, 2008 TOP PERFORMANCES Fla. Anderson ran 28:04 and was the third finisher for the men while Gay ran Men Women 20:50 and finished fifth on the team for the women. Bulldogs Struggle at Winthrop Asics Classic Brendan Kight led The Citadel men for the fifth consecutive week while Sarah Strickland paced the women as The Citadel cross country teams competed at the 2008 Winthrop Asics Classic in Rock Hill, S.C. The men’s team finished third while the women finished fourth. Kight, a junior from Sumter, ran
1. Brendan Kight 2. Zach Yereb 3. Nathan Jackson 4. Chris Morgan 5. Alex Anderson 6. Chris Fallis 7. Zach Johnson 8. P.J. Wasilchak 9. Frank Dioguardi 10. James Sanyi
26:54 27:13 27:31 27:45 28:04 28:08 28:28 28:29 28:48 29:08
10/3 11/1 11/1 11/1 10/3 11/1 9/27 11/1 10/3 10/3
1. Katheryn Gatewood 2. Natalie Wolin 3. Sarah Strickland 4. Erin Ritter 5. Suzanne Gay 6. Megan Jenkins 7. Sarah Stierwalt 8. Heather Harris
19:22 19:54 19:56 20:24 20:40 20:09 21:31 22:16
11/1 10/3 11/1 10/3 10/3 11/1 10/3 11/1
Men’s Results are 8k times; Women’s Results are 5k times
2009 Cross Country
The Citadel Invite The 29th Annual Will Wilson Citadel Invitational James Island County Park James Island, S.C. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 One of the premier cross country meets in South Carolina, The Citadel Invitational is annually held on the last weekend in September at James Island County Park and is a showcase of cross country talent from the South. The first invitational was held at Middleton Plantation in 1981 and was a 5k race for the women and a 10k for the men. The first women’s team champion in Division I was Davidson College (there were no Division II women’s team entered the first four years). The Division I men’s champion was Baptist College (now Charleston Southern University) and for Division II was USC Spartanburg (now USC Upstate). In 1982 the race was moved to Charles Towne Landing and was run in the birth place of Charleston for the next 19 years until it moved to James Island County Park in 2001. The 1989 race was moved to the campus of Francis Marion College in Florence as the course at Charles Towne Landing was totally destroyed by Hurricane Hugo just two weeks prior to the race. The women’s Division I meet and course record at Charles Towne Landing is held by Gail Pennachio of Furman University with a time of 17:21. The Division II record is held by Sylvia Sanchez of Florida Community College with a time of 18:31. On the men’s side, the Division I 10k record is 30:48 held by Al Dunn from Baptist College and by Mitch Powell from Francis Marion College for Division II in a time of 31:31. The men’s race distance was shortened to 8k in 1985. Seamus Powers from East Tennessee State University holds the Division I course and meet record of 23:51, established in 1993. The men’s Division II course and meet record is held by Jay Jones of Pembroke State (now UNC-Pembroke) with a time of 24:45. High schools were invited to participate in 1995 with Heathwood Hall winning the girls division and Sumter high school winning the boys. Joyce Peebles of Pendleton won the inaugural girls race in a time of 20:45 while Mike Wilson from North Myrtle Beach won the boys race in 17:03. The course record for the high school girl’s race at Charles Towne Landing was set in 2000 as Jocelyn Veit of Lexington High School ran 19:17. The boys course and meet record was set by David Patterson of Cardinal Gibbon’s High School in 1996 with a time of 15:55. The inaugural races at James Island County Park were run on the “Lake Course” and moved to the “Meadow Course” the following year. THE CITADEL INVITATIONAL MEET RECORDS Division College Men DI College Men DI (10k) College Women DI College Men DII College Men DII (10k) College Women DII HS Boys HS Girls
Name Seamus Powers Al Dunn Gail Pennachio Jay Jones Mitch Powell Hilary White David Patterson Jocelyn Veit
School East Tennessee State Baptist College1 Furman Pembroke State2 Francis Marion Sav. College of Art & Design Cardinal Gibbons High School Lexington High School
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Year 1993 1984 1993 1987 1982 2004 1996 2001
Time 23:51 30:48 17:21 24:45 31:31 18:01 15:55 19:00
History & Records All-Time Southern Conference Women’s Championship Results Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Finish (Pts) NTS*** 11th (290) T-10th (324) 11th (291) 9th (250) 12th (364) 11th (294) 11th (295) 9th (231) 8th (247) 8th (241) T-10th (386)
Place - Top Citadel Runner (Time) 44. Mandy Garcia (20:42) 38. Mandy Garcia (21:09) 47. Mandy Garcia (20.44) 36. Sharon Hacker (19:54) 34. Sharon Hacker (19:17) 58. Olivia Perry-Smith (20:40) 26. Clara Crossman (20:10) 28. Laura Hewston (19:56) 35. Megan Jenkins (19:46) 44. Katheryn Gatewood (19:24) 28. Katheryn Gatewood (19:10) 49. Katheryn Gatewood (19:22.71)
Location Distance Statesboro, Ga. 5k Davidson, N.C. 5k Lexington, Va. 5k Boone, N.C. 5k James Island, S.C. (%) 5k Charleston, S.C. (&) 5k Davidson, N.C. 5k Greenville, S.C. 5k Statesboro, Ga. 5k Chattanooga, Tenn. 5k Cullowhee, N.C. 5k Spartanburg, S.C. 5k
*** No team score was recorded in 1997 as The Citadel fielded only one runner, Mandy Garcia, the first female cadet-student-athlete in The Citadel’s history. (%) - The Citadel hosted the 2001 SoCon Championships at James Island County Park. (&) - College of Charleston hosted the 2002 SoCon Championships at Dixie Plantation.
ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE HONOREES
Jim Boyd 1971 Bob Butcher 9th Place - 25:23 (8k) 1994 Chattanooga, Tenn. Andrew Cawood 6th Place - 25:43 (8k) 2000 Boone, N.C. 2009 Cross Country
History & Records All-Time Southern Conference Menâ€™s Championship Results Year 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Finish (Pts) 6th 7th 7th 7th 8th 8th 5th 6th No Team Score No Team Score 5th (137) 4th (98) 4th (84) 3rd (108) 6th (162) 8th (238) 8th (193) 8th (241) 7th (169) 7th (177) 7th (171) 7th (173) 8th (223) 6th (173) 5th (145) 8th (203) 4th (110) 8th (212) 7th (146) 7th (174) 8th (166) 8th (167) 8th (204) T-5th (154) 6th (149) 8th (201) 8th (205) 8th (236) 6th (152) 8th (230) 10th (199) 4th (121) 8th (198) 7th (203) 8th (215) 9th (231) 9th (234) 6th (164) 8th (220) 10th (286)
Place - Top Citadel Runner (Time)
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Jim Boyd 14. Nick Pugh (32:57) 17. Nick Pugh (32:53)
Davidson, N.C. Greenville, S.C.
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25. Matt Smith (33:51)
20. Matt Smith (31:39) 21. Andrew Ciappa (33:05) 12. Andrew Ciappa (32:06) 37. Marty Maag (34:08) 24. Marty Maag (32:28) 16. Marty Maag (26:01) 22. Robert Kendrick (26:10) 17. Allan Tanquary (26:00) 33. Jeff Gibson (27:08) 13. Chip Owens (26:16) 23. Layne Anderson (33:30) Rich Lampe 21. Rich Lampe (26:59) 32. Mike Sharnas (27:19) 17. Bob Butcher (26:45) 16. Byron Frost (27:14) 9. Bob Butcher (25:23) 29. Richie Hendricks (27:28) 12. Jamie Cawood (26:25) 19. Andrew Cawood (26:29) 27. Nick Trelawney (27:30) 24. Andrew Cawood (27:04) 6. Andrew Cawood (25:43) 20. Robert Killian (25:45) 24. Robert Killian (26:05) 34. Robert Killian (27:47) 23. Nick Gastley (27:16) 38. Will Wilson (26:56) 16. Matt Holmes (26:02) 28. Brendan Kight (26:48) 52. Brendan Kight (27:11.42)
Charleston, S.C. Davidson, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Huntington, W.Va. Cullowhee, N.C. Boone, N.C. Lexington, Va. Charleston, S.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Davidson, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Huntington, W.Va. Cullowhee, N.C. Boone, N.C. Lexington, Va. Charleston, S.C. Chattanooga, Tenn. Greenville, S.C. Cullowhee, N.C. Statesboro, Ga. Davidson, N.C. Lexington, Va. Boone, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Davidson, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Statesboro, Ga. Chattanooga, Tenn. Cullowhee, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C.
6 miles 10k 10k 10k 10k 8k 5 miles 8k 8k 8k 10k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k 8k
History & Records Top Womenâ€™s Times Run at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships Place at CIT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
Name Clara Crossman Katheryn Gatewood Laura Hewston Natalie Wolin Erin Ritter Sarah Strickland Sharon Hacker Amanda Schaeffer Peaches Hudson Manda Orson Olivia Perry-Smith Viann Bolick Laura Gisinger Laurie McDaniel
Clara Crossman still holds the school record for the fastest NCAA Regional time of 23:25 that she ran in 2003 in Greenville, N.C.
Time 23:25 23:40 23:55 24:01 24:14 24:15 24:26 25:36 26:20 26:28 26:38 26:56 27:33 27:44
Location Greenville, N.C. Louisville, Ky. Greenville, N.C. Louisville, Ky. Greenville, N.C. Louisville, Ky. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C.
Date Nov. 15, 2003 Nov. 10, 2007 Nov. 13, 2004 Nov. 10, 2007 Nov. 12, 2005 Nov. 10, 2007 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 11, 2000 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 10, 2001 Nov. 11, 2000
Senior Katheryn Gatewood ran the second-fastest NCAA Regional time in school history in 2007 when she ran a time of 23:40 in Louisville, Ky. 2009 Cross Country
History & Records Top Men’s Times Run at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships Place 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42.
Name Martin Maag Robert Kendrick Andrew Lilly Martin Maag Bob Butcher Matt Smith Robert Killian Jamie Cawood Robert Killian Nick Trelawney Andrew Cawood Robert Kendrick Chuck Gavin Jeff Gibson Will Wilson Richard Hamlin John Gubitosi Lew Perry Chris Many Stephan Donohoe Omar Bautista Chip Owens Layne Anderson Phil Stephens Alan Tanquary Matt Holmes Marc Quesenberry Nick Gastley Jimmy Keith Tom vonAhfeld Charles Kutz Scott Sutter Andy Delery Brendan Kight Berne Empie Nich Gastley Robb Zucker Brad Perricelli Jed Wiseman Zach Yereb Brian Agnew James Skelton
Time 30:55 31:15 32:27 32:27 32:32 32:38 32:39* 32:52 32:57 33:05 33:07 33:18 33:29 33:47 33:51 33:53 33:54 33:55 34:06 34:17 34:19 34:26 34:28 34:32 34:36 34:37 34:39 34:39 34:46 34:46 34:50 34:54 34:59 35:04 35:07 35:20 35:24 35:31* 35:33 35:34 35:50 35:53
Location Clemson, S.C. Clemson, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Winston-Salem, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Winston-Salem, N.C. Greenville, S.C. Greenville, S.C.
Date 1983 1983 1996 1982 1992 1978 2002 1996 2001 1998 2000 1985 1980 1985 2005 2000 1999 1985 1988 2000 1999 1985 1985 1981 1985 2003 2003 2004 1996 1988 2003 2000 1999 2008 1992 2001 1992 2002 1996 2008 1986 2001
* - denotes converted time for the 2002 NCAA Southeast Regional Championships. The course was believed to be short and each runner’s time was converted to a 10k time.
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This is The Citadel
The Citadel sits on a 300-acre tract of land on the Ashley River. There are 28 buildings grouped around a large (10-acre) grass parade ground. The buildings around the parade ground include 10 classroom buildings, an administrative building, four barracks, a student activities building, infirmary, chapel, a field house and library. Just off the main campus are the football stadium, baseball stadium and alumni center.
Points of Pride The Citadel earns national recognition for both academics and athletics.
The Citadel Athletes Maintain Academic Excellence... The Citadel graduation rate for all cadet-student-athletes who complete four years of eligibility ranges from 93 percent to 96 percent. The Citadel’s cadet-student-athletes consistently rank among the upper echelon of the Southern Conference.
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The Citadel Earns U.S.News Rankings... The U.S. News and World Report rankings for 2010 recognize The Citadel in several different categories: the college ranks No. 1 best value among master’s degree-granting colleges in the South; the college ranks No. 2 for top public universities in the South offering up to a master’s degree; for the tenth straight year in the top five. The Citadel School of Engineering has ranked among the top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation, earning this year’s No. 26 ranking; Fulbright Scholars... Six cadets have received Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad since 2001. That is a larger number than any other college or university in South Carolina during this period. Diversified Student Population... The Citadel has over 2,086 cadets from 46 states and 22 foreign countries. Family For Life... Becoming a part of The Citadel Cross Country program means joining the Bulldog family for life. The Citadel Cross Country family is full of successful alumni in every walk of life that are proud of supporting our athletes throughout their career at The Citadel and beyond. Individual Development... The coaching staff works with every player on an individual basis to develop and improve his athletic skills. Each cadet-student-athlete enjoys an academic support system, which is designed to encourage responsibility and enthusiasm for learning. It is a system that emphasizes The Citadel’s commitment to education, graduation and community involvement. The Perfect Balance: Academics & Athletics... The Citadel is one of the most prestigious universities in the country and offers more than 21 major programs of study. The Citadel is an institution committed to rich academics and intellectual diversity, while also a member of the NCAA Division I Southern Conference. Leads State in Graduating Athletes... Among South Carolina’s public colleges and universities, The Citadel has the highest four-year graduation rate for athletes. The Citadel Earns No. 1 Ranking... The Citadel ranks No. 1 nationally in its peer group of public colleges in the percentage of students who graduate in four years. The Citadel’s top ranking comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s comparison of all public colleges whose entering students have average SAT scores between 1000 and 1200. The Citadel’s four-year graduation rate is 59.7 percent. The national average four-year graduation rate is 29 percent. Leader in Female Athletics... The Citadel is a national leader in the percentage of female students who are athletes. More than 50 percent of its female cadets compete on seven varsity teams, an outstanding achievement given the fact that female athletics started in 1997.
“A Cadet does not Lie, Cheat, or Steal, nor Tolerate those who do.” The Honor Code is fairly simple. This code, while simple, offers the key to living and maintaining an honorable life. Cadets are trained that there is never a situation in which they should participate in, or tolerate, dishonorable activities. These core values of honor and integrity are exactly the values which allow Citadel cadets and alumni to improve their organizations and their communities.
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Honor is the most cherished principle at The Citadel. In today’s post-corporate-scandal society, honor, integrity and ethics are in high demand. The Citadel strives to achieve excellence in the education of principled leaders, also known as the “whole person” concept. The Honor Code encompasses all aspects of cadet life, from academic integrity to personal integrity. It has evolved from an unwritten tradition known as the “code of the gentleman” to a formalized code in September of 1955, when the Corps of Cadets unanimously voted to establish The Honor Code. The development of a cadet into a principled leader is a four-tiered process that includes knowing, adhering, believing, and leading. Its culmination is seen in the cadets who internalize the Code and the alumni who continually apply it throughout their lives. Cadet Prayer Almighty God, the source of light and strength, we implore Thy blessing on this our beloved institution, that it may continue true to its high purposes. Guide and strengthen those upon whom rests the authority of government; enlighten with wisdom those who teach and those who learn; and grant to all of us that through sound learning and firm leadership, we may prove ourselves worthy citizens of our country, devoted to truth, given to unselfish service, loyal to every obligation of life and above all to Thee. Preserve us faithful to the ideals of The Citadel, sincere in fellowship, unswerving in duty, finding joy in purity and confidence through a steadfast faith. Grant to each one of us, in his/her own life, a humble heart, a steadfast purpose, and a joyful hope, with a readiness to endure hardship and suffer if need be, that truth may prevail among us and that Thy will may be done on earth. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
Conquering Challenges Through Patience, Persistence, Discipline, Determination, Teamwork and Hardwork Cadet Creed I will always endeavor to uphold the prestige, honor, and high esprit de corps of The Citadel and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically tough, and morally straight, and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be.
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Gallantly will I show the world that I am a well-trained cadet. My courtesy to superior officers, neatness of dress, and care of equipment shall set the example for others to follow. And under no circumstances will I ever bring discredit to The Citadel and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.
Graduates of The Citadel succeed because they know what it takes to meet a challenge in any field: patience and persistence, discipline and determination, teamwork and hardwork. The Citadel emphasizes athletic competition as a way to build leaders, learn teamwork and prepare for life’s challenges. Physical fitness represents a vital component of every Cadet’s experience. All Cadets take physical education courses and participate in one or more of our 28 intramural sports, 15 intercollegiate club sports or 16 NCAA Division I athletic programs. Graduates of The Citadel benefit from an invaluable lifelong association with other alumni. Talk to any graduate of The Citadel, and you will sense firsthand the powerful force of the strong alumni network. Sir, Yes, Sir • Sir, No, Sir Sir, No Excuse, Sir “...three permissible knob answers: ‘Sir, yes, sir’ and ‘Sir, no, sir’ and—I liked this third one best of all—’Sir, no excuse, sir.’ By golly, I think, we ought to send the entire U.S. Congress down here to learn answer number three.” The Honorable Ronald Reagan 40th President of the United States May 15, 1993 Whatever their major, all cadets will graduate with a “dual degree” in leadership. They learn about attention to detail, respect, time management, and discipline. “Leadership is about integrity, trust and people. The Citadel, with its mission to prepare graduates to be pricipled leaders, is all about integrity, trust and people. There is no question in my mind that, had I not attended The Citadel to learn these values, I would not have come close to achieving what success I have been fortunate enough to achieve.” L. William Krause, ‘63 Retired Chairman of 3COM Corporation
Remembering Will Wilson ‘07 “... a great guy, shy and unassuming.” ~ Head Coach Jody Huddleston A standout distance runner for four years at The Citadel, Will Wilson was tragically killed in a hit and run accident in Columbia this year. This page is in memory of our teammate, Will.
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“Your quiet, kind spirit is something we can all afford to learn from. Thank you for the memories. You will be missed but not forgotten.” ~ Jonathan Vallejo ‘08 “Will, I will always remember the long runs, tough practices, wild ultimate games, lazy days on the water, and good times. Words can’t express how much I will miss you, and a better friend can’t be found. I’ll see you again someday. ‘To the bridge!’ ” ~ Steven Craig ‘08
“Willy Will I love you. Don’t put too many miles in without us. I’ll be seeing you.” ~ Matt Haight ‘08 “I will never forget you and the good times we had. See ya on the mountain.” ~ Brendan Kight ‘10
“I love you Will! You were such a special person to me and I’ll never forget you. I’ll never forget the memories we shared and all the great times we had. We’re all going to miss you terribly, but you’ll forever be in our hearts. Watch over us Will, we’ll see you again some day. With all my heart,” “At The Citadel, a runner isn’t judged so much by how fast his time was, ~ Sarah Strickland ‘09 but how ‘tough’ he ran. To this day, I’ve yet to meet anyone as tough as Will Wilson and that example is the standard by which I strive to live “Will Wilson, this shy and quiet young my life.” man, was one of the hardest work~ Matt Holmes ‘07 ers I have ever coached. It is every coach’s dream to coach someone like Will and it was my good fortune to have gotten to know him. I will truly miss him as will all of his teammates. I am blessed to have known William Wilson.” ~ Jody Huddleston “William, I know I will always be able to feel your spirit running with me.” ~ Charles Kutz ‘07 “I know you are in a better place now even though you will be truly missed. Thanks for always smiling and bringing joy into our hearts.” ~ Lauren Fleming ‘10
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