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TEAM ROSTER

Sarah Allen First-year Stillwater, Minn. Stillwater

Laura Bailly First-year Eagan, Minn. Eagan

Nicola Franta Manon Senior Gammon-Deering La Crescent, Minn. Junior Little Falls, Minn. La Crescent Little Falls

Esther Banaian First Year St. Cloud, Minn. St. Cloud Christian

Kaylee Garcia First Year Athens, Texas Athens

Laura Brandes Sophomore Chanhassen, Minn.

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Laura Comee First-year Savage, Minn. Burnsville

Bailey Drewes Sophomore Bemidji, Minn. Bemidji

Lindsey Envall Senior Fredenberg, Minn. Hermantown

Anne Gathje Lindsey Gideon Caitlin Goodman Kiley Green First Year Senior Senior First-year Bloomington, Minn. Park City, Utah Eugene, Ore. Draper, Utah Jefferson Park City South Eugene Juan Diego Catholic

Mollie Holte Tayler Huston Catherine Jarocki Dayna Johnson Regina Joyce Cathleen Gross Katharine Hamand Sophomore Senior First-year First Year Sophomore Sophomore First Year Chanhassen, Minn. Stillwater, Minn. Duluth, Minn. Lino Lakes, Minn. Chanhassen, Minn. Brooklyn Park, Minn. Eagan, Minn. Eastview Stillwater Duluth Marshall White Bear Lake Holy Family Armstrong American School of Doha

Rachel Kaiser Sophomore

Kathryn Julie Knutson Jill Kraemer Keller-Miller Senior Senior White Bear Lake, Minn. Sophomore Maple Grove, St. Louis Park, Minn. White Bear Lake Plymouth, Minn. Minn.Maple Grove St. Louis Park Wayzata

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Kelsie Larson Junior Decorah, Iowa Decorah

Gina Luke Senior Excelsior, Minn. Minnetonka

Haley Lynch Sophomore Matthews, N.C. Providence


Kaci McCoy First-year Alexandria, Minn. Jefferson

Kristie Mueller Jenna O’Donnell Becca Palmquist Michaela Patton Senior Sophomore First-year Junior Rochester, Minn. Maple Grove, Minn. Plymouth, Minn. Maple Grove, Minn. Maple Grove Wayzata Lourdes Maple Grove

Danielle Rudin Maggie Smith First-year Senior Maple Grove, Minn. Mound, Minn. Mound Westonka Maple Grove

Megan Smith Senior Lakeville, Minn. Lakeville North

Kelsey Torchia Senior Rochester, Minn. Lourdes

Alexa Wachter Junior Bismarck, N.D. Bismarck

Melissa Quintanilla First Year Wausau, Wis. Wausau West

Chey Reglin Senior Arcadia, Wis. Arcadia

Mandy Witschen Sam Womeldorf First-year Junior Monticello, Minn. Northfield, Minn. Northfield Monticello

Robin Balder-Lanoue Robin Balder-Lanoue begins her 16th year as head coach for the Blazer cross country team. Along with her cross country coaching duties, Balder-Lanoue also serves as the head coach for the Saint Benedict track and field team. In 2011 and 2009 she was named MIAC Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year, and in 2010 Balder-Lanoue was named MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Co-Coach of the Year. After a successfull career at Foley High School, she went on to attend Saint Benedict, and competed in cross country before graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and secondary education. She holds a Master’s degree in education from Hamline University. After graduating from CSB, Balder-Lanoue became the nordic ski coach and an assistant coach for both the cross country and track and field teams at Monticello High School. She continues to participate in road races and has placed as high as 15th in the Twin Cities Marathon.

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2012 Outlook

CSB Quick Facts Location: St. Joseph, Minnesota Chartered/Founded: 1887/1913 Enrollment: 2,056 (undergraduates) Varsity Sports: Basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and volleyball President: Dr. MaryAnn Baenninger VP of Student Development: Mary Geller VP of Admissions: Cal Mosley National Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division III Athletic Conference Affiliation: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

CSB Cross Country Facts Team Name: Blazers Colors: Red and White Head Coach: Robin Balder-Lanoue (16th year) (320) 363-5514 / rbalderlano@csbsju.edu Assistant Coach: Caitlin Schnettler 2011 MIAC Finish: Fifth

CSB Athletics Directory CSB Athletics Directory CSB Athletics: (320) 363-5301 Athletic Director: Carol Howe-Veenstra (320) 363-5201 Assist. Athletic Director, Compliance: Nicole Hess (320) 363-5286 Assist. Athletic Director, Events: Steve Kimble (320) 363-5873 Athletic Dept. Coordinator: Deanne Hollermann (320) 363-5301 MIAC Faculty Athletics Rep.: LuAnn Reif (320) 363-5168 Athletic Recruiting Coordinator: Mike Durbin (320) 363-5073

The Blazer cross country team enters the 2012 season looking to return to the NCAA Central Regionals and to push their limits to qualify for the NCAA Championship. This past season, the team earned three team first-place finishes and one second place finish in the Fall Finale, with numerous top-ten finishes of individual athletes. Head coach Robin Balder-Lanoue enters her 16th year for the Blazers, and under her direction, the Blazers had much success last season. In the first two meets, which were on their home ground, they took first-place in both. At their next four meets, CSB hit a hot streak, posting three topfives, capped by a win at the Crown Invite. At the MIAC Championship, the team was stealth enough to end fifth out of 12 teams. The Fall Finale home meet ended their regular season, where the team slid by with a second place finish. In the NCAA Central Regional Championship, the Blazers finished eighth out of 28 teams. The team’s success was a result of both experienced leaders and all-star rookies. The team must replace seven seniors, but will look into the leadership of their twelve seniors as well as rookie sensations Bailey Drewes and Manon Gammon-Deering.

2012 Schedule

08/31 09/08 09/15 09/29 10/06 10/13 10/27 11/02 11/10 11/17

CSB Triangular 5:00 p.m. SJU Invite 11:30 a.m. @Colorado College Invite 10:00 a.m. @Roy Griak – U of M 9:00 a.m. @St. Kate’s Invite 10:30 a.m. @Tori Neubauer Invite 11:30 a.m. @MIAC Championships 3:15 p.m. Fall Finale 4:45 p.m. NCAA Central Regional 12:00 p.m. NCAA Championships 12:00 p.m.

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athletic media relations Director: Pat McCabe Office Assistants: Calvin Herold, Emily Lueck

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athletic training Head Athletic Trainer: Julie Deyak Assist. Athletic Trainer: Erin Miller Fitness & Strength Coach: Matt Stenson CSB Training Room:

(320) 363-5095 (320) 363-5176 (320) 363-5290 Our new building puts the patient’s needs first. It’s easier to get to, easier to get (320) 363-5176 around in, and even better for the environment. With more space for our rehab and sports medicine areas, and fewer stairs and elevators to navigate, we considered the

details that make Design & Layout: Calvin Herold ‘14 and Katie Minnehan ‘14the difference in quality of care. What hasn’t changed? Nationally recognized care available locally.

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