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Section 2 • SEASON OUTLOOK Season Schedule......................................................................................... 16 2015-16 Men’s Roster................................................................................ 18 2015-16 Women’s Roster.......................................................................... 19

Section 4 • COACHING STAFF Ken Ciolek.................................................................................................. 27 Adam Trausch............................................................................................. 28 Maria Theisen............................................................................................. 29 Brian Thill................................................................................................... 29 Tom Postema.............................................................................................. 29

Section 6 • ALL-TIME HISTORY AND RECORDS Men’s Indoor Records...............................................................................33 Men’s Outdoor Records............................................................................34 Women’s Indoor Records.........................................................................36 Women’s Outdoor Records......................................................................37

2015-16 TRACK & FIELD TEAM INFORMATION COACHING STAFF Head Coach.................................................................................Ken Ciolek Alma Mater (Year).............................................. SUNY-Brockport (2007) Office Phone........................................................................ (419) 783-3285 Office Fax............................................................................. (419) 783-2369 Email......................................................................... kciolek@defiance.edu Assistant Coach.................................................................... Adam Trausch Email....................................................................... atrausch@defiance.edu Assistant Coach for Distance..............................................Maria Theisen Office Phone........................................................................ (419) 576-0480 Email......................................................................mtheisen@defiance.edu Assistant Coach for Jumps, Hurdles and Multi-Events........Brian Thill Office Phone.........................................................................(419) 576-0634 Email..............................................................................bthill@defiance.edu

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Director........................................................................................ Jeff Hoedt Office Phone.........................................................................(419) 783-2566 Office Fax..............................................................................(419) 783-2369 Email........................................................................... jhoedt@defiance.edu Assistant.................................................................................. Kaitlyn Lentz Office Phone.........................................................................(419) 783-2566 Email............................................................................klentz@defiance.edu Assistant................................................................................Megan Higdon Office Phone.........................................................................(419) 783-2566 Email...................................................................... mhigdon@defiance.edu

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Section 3 • MEET THE JACKETS Men’s Roster...........................................................................................21-24 Women’s Roster.....................................................................................25-26

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Section 1 • ATHLETICS INFORMATION Men’s and Women’s Quick Facts...............................................................1 Letter from the President...........................................................................2 Athletic Administration...............................................................................3 Athletic Training...........................................................................................4 This Is Defiance College.............................................................................5 Student Life At Defiance............................................................................6 George M. Smart Center & Justin F. Coressel Stadium.........................7 Athletic Facilities..........................................................................................8 In the Community........................................................................................9 Defiance Marching Band..........................................................................10 Purple and Gold Club...............................................................................11 Alumni Varsity “D”...................................................................................12 Alumni Varsity “D” Hall of Fame..........................................................13 Head Coaches.............................................................................................14 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.............................................15

Athletic Department Phone.................................................419-783-2342 Athletic Department Fax......................................................419-783-2369 Athletics Website....................................................DefianceAthletics.com Athletics Facebook Page.............................................. Defiance-Athletics Athletics Twitter Page............................................................DC_Athletics Athletics YouTube Page................................................ DefianceAthletics

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ABOUT DEFIANCE COLLEGE

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Address...................................................................... 701 N. Clinton Street .................................................................................... Defiance, OH, 43512 Founded.................................................................................................. 1850 Enrollment............................................................................................ 1,100 Nickname / Mascot..............................................................Yellow Jackets School Colors................................................................... Purple and Gold Facilities............George M. Smart Center & Justin F. Coressel Stadium Affiliation..................................................................... NCAA Division III Conference.......................................Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Interim President................................................................Edward R. Buhl Director of Athletics.............................................................. Rudy Yovich

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT....... Dear Fellow DC Fan: We at Defiance College are extremely proud of our wonderful athletic program and of the many other activities taking place at DC. The students whom you are watching today are an important part of our larger DC family, and they are among the approximately 1000 DC students who benefit from the dedication and assistance provided by our wonderful faculty, alumni, staff, administrators, and friends.

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Students at DC receive a wide range of distinctive experiences as we strive to offer our students the best of all worlds. At DC, students get the individualized benefits of a student-centered small college, but they also get a world of opportunities beyond. What does this mean? It means that our students start working with us before they even start their classes to put together distinctive Personal Success Plans, so that we can work with them to tailor their DC education and experiences to their own individual interests and goals. Throughout their four years at Defianc, our students benefit from a broad range of activities and experiences that are structured both to help them achieve their individual dreams and also to enable them to stand out in the job market and when applying to graduate schools. As part of that approach, we work with our students to help them develop their own Defiance College Resume.

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DC students also participate in a broad array of curricular and extra-curricular activities that give students distinctive hands-on experiences in their relevant fields. Just to name a few examples, we are proud of the work that our Criminal Justice students do in investigating cold cases for Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit; our Education students get hands-on experience working in classrooms as early as their freshman year; Science students run and manage a 200+ acre wildlife preserve; through our Business Advantage Program, business, marketing, finance, sales, accounting and other students get hands-on experiences creating and running actual businesses. I could go on and on in terms of the different opportunities our Communications, Sport Management, Pre-Med, Social Work, Graphic Design, and students in many other areas.

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We are all partucularly proud of the great work that our students have done running Project 701, a unique student-run, separately-legally-incorporated non-profit, in which DC students create, develop, run and manage service projects. From working with the two hospitals in town to run a free primary-care clinic to micro-finance lending; from providing computer repair services to packing backpacks full of food for needy elementary school students to take home on weekends, our DC students are gaining the tools to become entrepreneurial life-long learners, while also helping to address important local, regional, national, and international issues. In fact, Defiance College was recently named one of the top 20 schools in the country in terms of community service and engagement. DC students also get unique opportunities to travel both domestically and internationally. Under our DC Global Program, we actually guarantee an international opportunity in the junior and senior year to students in good standing who successfully complete our full four-year program. Over the past two years, DC students have traveled to Cambodia, Belize, Tanzania, Ghana, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, London, Paris, Vienna, Prague, Hungary, Slovakia, and more. Similarly, on a domestic level, DC students have traveled to New York City, Washington, D.C., Portland (OR), Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Denver, Selma, Memphis, Chicago, Nashville, Florida, South Carolina, New Mexico and elsewhere. We are very proud of the opportunities we give our students to open their eyes, raise their sights, open their minds, and , in many cases, open thier hearts as well.

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I hope you notice some of the recent improvements to our athletic facilities. Our George M. Smart Athletic Center (“the George”) began operation in February 2012, and we are thrilled with the opportunities our students have to use this 84,000 square foot facility, with its 200-meter indoor track, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, batting cages, fitness center, weight room, and much more. The new turf on our football/lacrosse field was installed in December 2012, and we also recently renovated our outdoor E. Stevens Dix Tennis Courts. The new bleachers and improved flooring in our Weaner Center has also enhanced the experience for our fans, and more improvements are underway across campus this year as well.

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I want to thank our entire team, including players, coaches, trainers, and staff for the great work they do every day and the numerous ways in which they go above and beyond on a regular basis. I also want to thank our alumni, the parents of our athletes and the various organizations, all of whom donate generously to our athletic programs. Members of the Defiance College Board of Trustees, the Purple and Gold Club, and the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ all contribute immeasurably as well, both as individuals and through their organizations. And the incomparable fculty at DC, together with extremely dedicated administrators and staff, all combine to make DC the special place that it is. We are pleased to have you as our guest at DC today, and I hope that you will return to campus frequently for both sporting events and the numerous cultural and academic events we are proud to host. Go Jackets! Sincerely, Edward R. Buhl, Interim President

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION

Rudy Yovich - Director of Athletics ryovich@defiance.edu • (419) 783-2380

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Rudy Yovich was named director of athletics at Defiance College during the summer of 2014. Yovich comes to Defiance after serving as the director of athletics at Owens Community College in Toledo since 2011 and was assistant director of athletics at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne from 2003 to 2011. While at Owens, Yovich led an athletic department in which student-athletes improved both academically and athletically. During the 2012-13 season, student-athletes qualified for a record four national championships with every program qualifying for a regional tournament. The school had five All-Americans, nine Academic All-Americans, and two All-American Academic Teams, first-ever in school history. The school finished that academic year ranked 23rd nationally out of 401 schools in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Learfield Director’s Cup standings, the school’s highest finish ever. “In talking with the administration and athletic department staff at Defiance, I was impressed with their passion for student-athlete service. I look forward to building upon the amazing tradition of DC Athletics, while continuing to expand our involvement within the community.” Yovich’s experience clearly demonstrates his commitment to emphasizing the “student” portion of the term student-athlete. Upon his arrival at Owens, he implemented an action plan to increase departmental grade point average (GPA). This past academic year, more than 90 percent of second-year student-athletes graduated or transferred to four-year institutions. While serving at the NCAA Division I Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Yovich had direct administrative oversight of a portion of the department’s athletic programs as well as two student organizations. He previously held media relations and marketing positions with the United Soccer Conference, Fort Wayne; Christian Brothers University, Memphis; and Erie Otters Hockey Club in Erie, Pa. Yovich earned his bachelor’s degree at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in sports management from Columbia Southern University.

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Jodie Holava - Assistant Director of Athletics jholava@defiance.edu • (419) 783-2379

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Jodie Holava, head softball coach at Defiance College, became the assistant athletic director at Defiance during the summer of 2014. Holava, who will retain her coaching position, is the all-time wins leader in the history of the softball program. Holava arrived at DC in 2006. Under her mentorship, the softball program has won three conference championships and finished among the top three in final standings in NCAA regionals during four of her years as head coach. In addition, the softball team and individual student-athletes have earned dozens of All-Conference honors in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The program has also excelled academically, earning numerous scholastic honors. Holava is active across the Defiance campus. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, she is an instructor in the First Year Experience program and serves on numerous academic and student life committees. Holava earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mount Union in athletic training with a minor in health and secondary education. She holds a master’s degree in education from Cleveland State University. Before coming to Defiance, she was assistant softball coach at Notre Dame College of Ohio. She also coached the Northcoast Spirit, a traveling softball team sanctioned by the National Softball Association. The Spirit went to the NSA World Series each year with Holava as their coach.

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT STAFF

Hannah Benzing Athletics Admin. Graduate Assistant hbenzing@defiance.edu (419) 785-2867

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Craig Rutter Coordinator of Engagement crutter@defiance.edu (419) 783-2374

Terry Ranes Facilities Director tranes@defiance.edu (419) 783-2492

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ATHLETIC TRAINING

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Defiance College Sports Medicine features some of the finest facilities in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III. After recent renovations were completed to the athletic facilities on the campus of Defiance College, Yellow Jacket student-athletes now have access to one of the most comprehensive departments in the region. Boasting three separate locations within the Defiance Athletics sports complex, the athletic training team makes sure the student-athletes here at Defiance College receive the best treatment possible. The DC Athletic Training main office is located on the south side of the Karl H. Weaner Community Center. The staff also works out of the athletic training rooms located within Justin F. Coressel Stadium, as well as the Duane C. Hocking Athletic Training room within the Kevin Tong new George M. Smart Athletic Center. Head Athletic Trainer Under the direction of Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Tong, Associate Athletic Trainer ktong@defiance.edu Kathleen Westfall and Assistant Athletic Trainer Andrew Bacon, the Defiance Athletic Train(419) 783-2340 ing department works tirelessly to make sure our student-athletes receive the highest level of care possible. Defiance College also features the Athletic Training undergraduate program that enhances the services provided to the athletic teams. The staff also features a comprehensive medical team that features four physicians in a variety of medical specialties.

Kathleen Westfall Associate Athletic Trainer kwestfall@defiance.edu (419) 783-2345

TEAM PHYSICIANS

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Andrew Bacon Assistant Athletic Trainer abacon@defiance.edu (419) 783-2433

Dr. William Finerty

Dr. Kelle Schweitzer

Samantha Grove Graduate Assistant sgrove@defiance.edu (419) 783-2829

Dr. J.D. Reeves

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Dr. Kirk Davis

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Sammie Basham • So. • Bellville, Ohio Jake Bickel • So. • Fort Wayne, Ind. Zach Bires • So. • Amherst, Ohio Andrew Delegrange • Sr. • Auburn, Ind. Jordan Drake • Sr. • Maumee, Ohio Adam Harner • So. • New London, Ohio Gabriel Marquez • So. • Porterville, Calif. Savannah Marquez • Sr. • Porterville, Calif. Makayla McAvoy • Sr. • Mt. Gilead, Ohio Kassie Memmer • So. • Bowling Green, Ohio Jordan Michel • Sr. • St. Mary’s, Ohio Hope Neargarder • Jr. • Union City, Ohio

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Michael Parker • So. • Indianapolis, Ind. Brittany Pease • Sr. • Marysville, Ohio Marcus Pompey • Jr. • Marcellus, Mich. Eryn Porter • So. • Defiance, Ohio Meredith Remy • So. • Mansfield, Ohio Allison Rowland • Sr. • Westerville, Ohio Diego Sanchez • So. • Kissimmee, Fla. Jillian Schneider • Jr. • Botkins, Ohio Alyson Seibert • So. • Toledo, Ohio Alexis Walker • Jr. • Fort Myers, Fla. Megan Warren • Jr. • Mason, Ohio

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THIS IS DEFIANCE COLLEGE

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Defiance College is a private, liberal arts-based college providing outstanding academic programs and co-curricular activities for a student body of nearly 1,000 students. Defiance College takes strong academic programs, adds bright minds, stirs things up a bit, and serves the world. We’re uncommonly good at it. Defiance gives students an experience that defies the ordinary where they can grow through outstanding academics in a liberal arts environment, top-notch faculty who care about their students, and remarkable learning experiences that connect the classroom to the real world. Students at Defiance have the opportunity to put an individual stamp on their education. They engage in relevant research programs that rarely happen before graduate school. They present at state and national conferences, campus symposia, and create capstone projects that represent a deeper understanding of their academic accomplishments. Our professors are known for the energy and individual attention they provide for their students. Our student/faculty ratio is a low 11/1, allowing professors to get to know their students personally in order to tailor the academic experience. They stretch thinking skills in ways that prepare students for success, often augmenting classroom theory with actual practice, bringing in valuable internships, job shadowing, learning trips, and cooperative education projects with outside experiences. An interdisciplinary focus and distinctive curriculum ensure that students develop their skills in critical thinking and problem-solving. - Students can enrich their education in any major with honors courses, participation in honors symposia, and international travel opportunities through DC’s popular Carolyn M. Small Honors Program. - Many of our programs of study give the opportunity for students to be immersed in research in their discipline. For example, Restoration Ecology majors conduct field research at the 200-acre Thoreau Wildlife Sanctuary just two miles from campus. - Internships and field experiences within each major will help develop the skills, abilities and knowledge to solidify career goals and strengthen one’s resume.

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We know there’s simply no better way to truly understand a subject than by taking what’s learned in the classroom and applying it out in the real world. Whatever the major, a student at Defiance can take their learning from the classroom into our community, across the United States or around the world. Defiance College is home to the nationally acclaimed McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a program that is unique among colleges and universities across the country. McMaster gives students incredible opportunities to conduct research and service in specially-designed projects around the world. Any student can apply to participate, regardless of major. For example, in a third world village in Cambodia or Belize or Tanzania, a student majoring in molecular biology major can analyze water safety, a digital forensic science student can instruct children on internet safety, an education major can teach in classrooms, and a business administration student can help a women’s organization create a business plan to open a new restaurant. The Presidential Service Leader Program, part of the McMaster School, is designed for students who have served and led their community in some way, and who want to continue that commitment at Defiance. Students can apply your academic expertise, leadership skills and service in Project 701, a one-of-a-kind, student-run nonprofit organization in which students create, develop and run their own business or project. Defiance is consistently recognized by the prestigious President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are at the forefront of colleges across the country that embrace service and engagement, and we incorporate it into a DC education. Defiance College is also home of the Hench Autism Studies Program, an innovative, multi-faceted program designed to specifically address the late adolescent years and the transition of individuals with autism to adulthood. The newest addition is the ASD Affinity Program supporting college students with ASD in reaching their full potential. Varying levels of academic, social and residential support are designed to aid students in meeting their personal and professional goals. Student life is an important part of a Defiance College 3education. Activities include student government, musical and theater groups, religious organizations, intercultural organizations, honor societies, special interest groups, intramural athletics and Greek chapters including a service fraternity. As a national leader in the field of service learning and engagement, DC teaches students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better in their communities, in distant villages, and in their careers. Approximately 10,000 men and women across the globe claim Defiance College as their alma mater, and they excel in all walks of life.

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STUDENT LIFE AT DEFIANCE

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Defiance College provides students with rigorous academic programming and distinctive and dynamic service learning experiences. Moreover, Defiance is recognized as a leader in using ever-changing student-centered approaches to lifelong learning. As a United Church of Christ-related college, the Defiance College community of engaged learners is dedicated to developing the whole person through instilling within our students a search for truth, sensitivity to our world and diverse cultures within it; and an ability to lead in their chosen professions in a spirit of global service. Defiance College emphasizes learning based on the four pillars of our educational philosophy: to know, to understand, to lead, and to serve. As a small college, DC works to help students grow, providing individualized attention in the classroom, mentoring, and assistance geared to the challenges and potential of each student. DC provides this in a rural, caring and supportive setting, thereby enabling students to challenge themselves in new ways and to grow as individuals, leaders, and citizens committed to service. From a broad-based liberal arts education, innovative programs that link what goes on in the classroom with the realities of the outside world and give students distinctive hands-on experience in their relevant fields; travel opportunities; exposure to diverse cultural experiences; the use of technologies to bring the world into the classroom; and unique service and research opportunities, DC aims to give students the tools they need to become lifelong learners and to make distinctive contributions to a changing world.

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- Alpha Phi Omega - Alpha Xi Delta - Ambassadors - Anime-Manga Club - Black Action Student Association - Carolyn M. Small Honors Program - Campus Activies Board - Catholics on Campus - Chamber Singers - Cheer Squad - Criminal Justice Society - DC Charter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association - DC Choral Union - DC Pride - The Defender - Defiance College

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Community Band - DC Players - Ecology Club - Habitat for Humanity - Inter-Greek Council - Intramurals - Latinos Unidos - Pep Band - Phi Alpha Theta - Phi Sigma Chi - Physical Education Club - Progeny Literary Magazine - Project 701 - Student in Free Enterprise - Social Work Organization - Student Athlete Advisory Council - Student Senate - Tau Mu


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GEORGE M. SMART ATHLETIC CENTER & JUSTIN F. CORESSEL STADIUM

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The George M. Smart Athletic Center, is an 84,000 square-foot field house which opened in February of 2012. The multi-purpose floor provides additional year-round training areas for all 22 varsity athletic programs, but is officially home to the DC indoor track and field teams. Justin F. Coressel Stadium is field turf, 4,000-seat facility that’s home to the Yellow Jacket football, men’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field programs. The facility contains locker rooms, concession stand, training room, team meeting room and a full-working press box with internet connection and web casting capabilities.

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The Defiance College Athletic Department is housed in the McMaster Center. The McMaster Center is named in honor of Drs. Harold and Helen McMaster and has played an intricate part in the growth and development of Yellow Jacket athletics. The McMaster Center houses administration and coach’s offices, but is also where the Karl H. Weaner Center, McMaster Gymnasium and one of three athletic training facilities are housed. The Karl H. Weaner Center is the new home of the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s basketball programs as well as the volleyball program. The newly redesigned arena features new seating and floor, as well as a full working press box with internet connection and web casting capabilities. Adjacent to the McMaster Center, is the recently completed George M. Smart Athletic Center. The George, is an 84,000 square-foot field house which opened in February of 2012. The multi-purpose floor provides additional year-round training areas for all 22 varsity athletic programs, but is officially home to the DC McMaster Center indoor track and field teams. The George also boasts a full athletic training room, expanded fitness and freeweight areas and two full-lengh batting cages. Located near the McMaster Center are the Yellow Jacket athletic outdoor facilities which include Justin F. Coressel Stadium, Winsper-Knobel Memorial Field, Dix Tennis Courts, Sal Hench Field and Craig A. Rutter Field. Coressel Stadium is field turf, 4,000-seat facility that’s home to the Yellow Jacket football, men’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field programs. The facility contains locker rooms, concession stand, training room, team meeting room and a full-working press box with internet connection and web casting capabilities. Winsper-Knobel Field is the main competition facility for the DC men’s and women’s soccer teams. The natural grass field is located just east of the Dix Tennis Facility and Coressel Stadium. The field boasts a press tower with wireless internet access. In addition to the main playing surface, athletes have access to a warm-up and practice field located next to Winsper-Knobel Field. The Dix Tennis Courts are the main competition facility for the DC men’s and women’s tennis teams. In the summer of 2012, the Dix Tennis facility was renovated with a durable, crack resistant surface. The tennis courts are located just east of the Weaner Center. In addition to the outdoor tennis courts, the tennis programs have access to four indoor tennis courts located in The George.. The Yellow Jacket softball team calls Sal Hench Field home. The field was built in 1999-2000 in honor of long-time supporter of the College and DC athletics, Sal Hench. The field features open-faced dugouts and on-field bullpens as well as a two-story press box with concession stand, All-Conference “Wall of Fame” and full sound system. The outfield dimensions are 210 feet all around with a 28-foot by 12 foot inning-by-inning scoreboard in right field which was added in the spring of 2014. Craig A. Rutter Field is the home site for the DC Baseball program. Rutter Field sits in the center of the CD athletics complex. The field features a unique crushed brick infield with all grass baselines and a compacted limestone warning track that accents a Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Rye outfield. All this is complimented by visiting and home dugouts, bullpens and the “Green Monster” in center field. In 2004, a press box was added and is equipped with full sound capabilities which provide the Yellow Jackets and their fans with an energetic pregame atmosphere.

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YELLOW JACKETS IN THE COMMUNITY

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Defiance College has challenged students to defy the ordinary by exploring academic boundries, taking on roles of civic responsibility and leadership, and becoming engaged on campus and in the community. All of this makes for an extraordinary college experience. Nowhere else will you find students committed to their communities like Defiance, and nowhere else will you find student-athletes and coaches as immersed in service and engagement. Each year, DC student-athletes collectively contribute more than 2,000 hours of service in their community. Several teams have traditional service projects that they perform on an annual basis. Many students are also involved in service through Defiance’s stellar programs such as the McMaster School for Advanving Humanity, the Service Leadership Program, and Project 701. Defiance is among the top 20 schools in the nation for community service and engagement as a Presidential Award Finalist for the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. DC is one of only four colleges and universities in the Midwest to receive this prestigious recognition. Defiance is featured for excellence in blending academics with community work by The Princeton Review in its Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement. For more information on all of the service and engagement programs at Defiance, visit the website at

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DEFIANCE MARCHING BAND The Defiance College Yellow Jacket Band is a marching ensemble driven by spirit and ideas of the students in the band. From unique, brand new uniforms to brand new instruments, this band is going to redefine marching band combining the best qualities of corps, college, scatter and dance band styles to create the unique “Yellow Jacket Style”. Each show will contain music selected in part by the students to capture the audience with full sounds and fun choreography for a unique, entertaining experience.

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SOUNDS OF DEFIANCE Defiance Fight Song

Defiance Alma Mater

Hail to thee our Alma Mater Hail the Purple and the Gold Hail to every son and daughter To thy colors we uphold We love thee.

Hail, dear Alma Mater! To thee our praise we bring; We pledge thee our allegiance, And all thy glories sing. For thee, our own Defiance, Our lives, our all we give; In all our days we’ll strive for thee,

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We will fight for fame and honor Lead thee on to victory Laud and serve our noble College Old Defiance hail to thee! D-E-F-I-A-N-C-E Rah! Rah! Rah!

Hail, dear Alma Mater. Hail, dear Alma Mater! Thy Children all are we, We’ll follow e’er thy precepts, No matter where we be; Our love for thee, Defiance, Shall never, never wane, From North or South or East or West, Hail, dear Alma Mater.

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Hail, dear Alma Mater! We soon shall leave thy halls, And memory will bring us Oft back to college walls, We’ll still trust thee, Defiance, And lift thy banners high, And shout thy praise from earth to sky, Hail, dear Alma Mater. For More Information About the Marching Band visit the marching band website at www.defiance.edu/student-life/music/marching-band.html

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THE PURPLE AND GOLD CLUB: HELPING TO SUPPORT A QUALITY ATHLETICS PROGRAM

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PURPLE & GOLD CLUB

The Purple and Gold Club Inc. was founded in the early 1970’s by Defiance community members who wanted to do something extra for all the studentathletes at Defiance College. Since its inception, the club has continually grown Over the past several years, an average of $20,000 has been provided to and has exceeded 225 members. The club serves to provide both financial the DC Athletics Department by the P&G Club. assistance and personal support for the entire athletics department. For over 40 Purple and Gold Members years, the supporters of the Purple and Gold Club have made Defiance College - PLATINUM Craig & Patti McCord Mr. & Mrs. Richard Small a better experience for all of the student-athletes.

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GOLD - $125 or above -One all-sports pass, One P&G logo item, One parking pass for all home football games, First opportunity to buy NCAA post-season tickets, Media guides for football and basketball, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications.

JACKET - $50 or above -One parking pass for all home football games, Media guides for football and basketball, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications.

Marilyn & Randy Buchman

Helen Frey Marv Hohenberger Maxie J. Lambright Leciejewski Family Tony & Ginger Louden Mitch & Karen Lutzke Gerald & Marilyn Mallott Matthew & Connie Miller John & Joanne Moats Tim & Jes Morris Alton J. Myers The Neal Family Joe & Sue O’Neil

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Bill & Jane Parker Marv Retcher Chris & Pam Righi

Roger T. Westrick Donald Westrick Marfv Yoder

- JACKET Andrew Bacon Steve & Sue Boomer Robert & Darleen Brown Steve & Chris Burke Jack & Carol DeLano Fun Factory Promotional Products Jack Hale Joe & Marsha Holava Jodie Holava Karen Kasper Donald Lappe Terry & Ann Melton Aaron Mershman Fred & Carol Moore Priscilla & Bill Pixler Kathy & Randy Punches Andy Rebottaro Cari Rebottaro Brent & Tammy Renollet Brett & Krista Scott Joyce & Greg Shank Glenn Smith Kevin & KellyTong Jordan & Kayla Valentine Brad & Alesia Yakos-Brown

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- GOLD Tom & Barb Callan Jim & Susan Crowell Scott Cutter Scott & Cynthia Frick Holbrook Plumbing Todd & Robin Hughes Rod & Melody Kain Kevin & Judy Kuhn

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PURPLE - $75 or above -One all-sports pass, One parking pass for all home football games, Media guide for football and basketball, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications.

Rudy & Julee Morris Terry & Betty Penner Alice & Bob Rote Craig & Gayle Rutter Tim Sauer Tom & Vicki Sauer Phyl Snyder Jerry Spence Sam & Chris Switzer Jim & Lisa Weaner Ty & Kathleen Westfall Kevin & Shari Wilson John & Patricia Yeoman

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PLATINUM - $200 or above -Two all-sports passes, One P&G logo item, One parking pass for all home football games, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications, First opportunity to buy NCAA post-season tickets, Media guides for football and basketball, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications.

Don & Anna Lee Adams Jerry Bergman & Julie FritzBergman Dean & Judie Colwell Mark & Keeta Diller Ned & Sandy Ewers Bill Finerty Jan Hubbard Tom & Jean Hubbard Charlie & Janet Koch Bob & Marge Kroeger Jack Lorenz Brandon & Lindsey McCann Mark & Karen Moats Wes & Heather Moats Family Bob & Michelle Ramsey Kevin & Vivian Rettig Mark & Debbie Rowland Jim & Kandy Selgo Bill & Kathy Small John & Carole Weaner Tim & Carol Whetstone Chris & Joni Widman Dixie & Larry Woods

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ALUMNI VARSITY “D” CLUB

Alumni Varsity ‘D’ is an organization comprised of all former Yellow Jacket letterwinners. The goals of the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ are:

- Further promote athletics at Defiance College - Coordinate the spirit of the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ letterwinners with that of the DC athletics program - Help stimulate a better relationship among athletes’ parents, friends of the College and the DC athletics program - Aid the athletics staff in the recruitment of student-athletes - Maintain a close relationship among DC student-athletes - Sponsor the DC Athletics Hall of Fame, Coach-of-the-Year and Honorary Letterman programs

Your contributions go directly toward helping current student-athletes at Defiance. Be a part of the AVD’s annual giving program and make a difference today! Call Alumni Relations at (419) 783-2572 for more information, or visit the Defiance College Alumni Varsity ‘D’ website at http://alumni.defiance.edu and click the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ tab.

As Alumni Varsity ‘D’ contributors, we join together to do great things. AVD has contributed over $30,000 this past year to support the special needs of our athletic department. Below are just a few of the projects supported by AVD in the past. - $40,000 to go toward our field house pledge of $100,000 - $18,000 for weight room in George M. Smart Athletic Center - $10,000 for chairs, rugs and safety padding in Weaner Center - $10,000 for new lighting in Weaner Center - $10,000 to refinish and paint floors in the Weaner Center - $10,000 to refurbish the Hohenberger Lounge - $10,000 for the new Sal Hench Field press box - $10,000 to purchase new seating for Winsper-Knobel Field - $8,000 for updates to Sal Hench Field - $7,500 for locker rooms for men’s and women’s soccer - $5,500 for the Craig Rutter Field press box - $4,000 for a new 40-pound washer for The George - $3,000 for new ticket booths at the Justin F. Coressel Stadium

ALUMNI VARSITY ‘D’ EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS Michael Snyder, 1964 - President Annette Hoeffel, 1999 - Past President Jacob Arnold, 2014 Jeffrey Boulton, 1984

S.G. Brugler, 1968 Kelly Coble, 2011 Mark Miller, 1981 William Ondrus, 1980

David Polzin, 1971 Brent Renollet, 1986 Marv Retcher, 1972

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ALUMNI VARSITY “D” HALL OF FAME The Athletic Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Alumni Varsity D Club, recognizes DC alumni for outstanding athletic achievement while enrolled at the Defiance College, their accomplishments after graduation, and a continuing interest in the development of the Defiance College. The inductees will be recognized at the Alumni Varsity D Breakfast with the official introduction ceremony taking place at halftime of the football game. Each of the inductees will be commemorated with a tree planted in the Hall of Fame Grove.

1975 Joseph Bowers, 1932 Dr. Charles Krouse, 1943 Howard Scheurman, 1926 1976 Fred J. Brown, 1922 Richard M. Small, 1949 Fred Thompson, 1911

1978 Lloyd E. Geer, 1931 Lavon “Ed” Rex Vernon C. Snyder, 1950

1980 R. Donnell Cathey, 1965 Dr. Ralph H. Geer, 1930 Dallas J. Gisler, 1933 Dick Lord, 1943

1988 Bruce Baer, 1974 Carlin B. Carpenter, 1964 Clare Fahrer, 1935 Robert P. Heischman, 1936 1989 Robert H. Deitrick, 1960 Jerry D. Griffith, 1970 Duane C. Hocking Robert A. Martin, 1976 1990 Virgil M. Feeney, 1940 Larry Holden, 1970 Joyce D. Anderson, 1966 Paul Yoder, 1959 1991 Carol A. Anderson (Coach) Emmett Clinton Dix II, 1971 Donald B. Dunham, 1938 Paul E. Ladd, 1961 Lester H. Hale, 1934 1992 Marv Hohenberger Howard E. Meyer, 1958 David Al Polzin, 1971 Howard W. Spicer, 1950 1993 Ltc. Michael E. Hittle, 1973 Dan J. Kline, 1968 Deryll Rohda, 1977 Howard W. Spicer, 1950 1994 Thomas P. Herman, 1966 Dennis M. Kidwell, 1969 Norman Krueckeberg, 1965 Walter C. Zverina, 1958

1984 Frederick W. Bennetts C. Bruce Derricotte, 1950 Robert R. Diller, 1949 George M. Smart, 1967

1995 James W. Arnzen, 1980 Thomas F. Bauerle, 1970 Howard D. Johnson, 1970 Paul R. Ondrus, 1971

1985 Frederick G. Fox, 1929

1996 James D. Amstutz, 1972

1999 Dennis Bostelman, 1988 Don F. Canfield, 1950 Joseph F. Dawson, 1950 Kenneth R. Rollins, 1956 2000 Connie S. Collier, 1981 Gary L. Evans, 1970 James A. Glase, 1970 Martha E. Mallott, 1981 Darcy M. Robinson, 1983 2001 Russell E. Glenn, 1954 A. Bernard Hatch, 1953 Kathy E. (Elliott) Krygier, 1973 Paul D. Yon, 1970 Linda (Laughrey) Zelms, 1971

2012 Ernie Doherty, 1971 Tyrone Gilbert, 1980 Tom Held, 1985 Darlene Kaufman, 1988 2013 Sarah Harman, 2003 James D. Harris, 1992 Sheila McGill, 1994 Brett Wingate, 1983

2008 Doug Murray, 1983 Marv Retcher, 1972 Patricia Schwiebert, 1984 George Stockman, 1957

2014 Megan M. Grieser (Thigpen) ‘03 Terry Morman ‘90 Charles E. Nafziger ‘73 Ernesto A. Vilar ‘79 Kevin C. Wierman ‘78

2009 Cindy (Youtsey) Conner, 1992 David Scott, 1973 Mark Shine, 1974 Michael Wright, 1972 2010 Rodger Geren, 1969 Timothy Lee, 1976 Tami (Moser) Lupton, 1998 Steven Wilkin, 1975

2015 Stephanie (Nafziger) Fetter ‘98 Paul “Larry” Flynn ‘80 Maurice “Marv” Rotondo ‘70 Michael Bixel ‘83

2011 Jeff Boulton, 1984 Stanley Meinen, 1985 Tammy Parker, 1987

2002 Elmo Faiella, 1953 Kevin Finfrock, 1986 Marcia (Burton) House, 1982 Holland Huss, 1951 Frank Lantz, Jr., 1968

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2003 Denise Bierly, 1990 Jerry Futrell, 1980 Martha Litherland (Coach - 1979-87) Mitchell Naufel, 1981 Ronald Tisdale, 1977 2004 Lawrence Bowers, 1933 Kirsten Meyer, 1976 Mark Meyer, 1979 Brent Renollet, 1986 Cathy (Robinson) Rohr, 1980

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1982 Martin A. Baumhower, 1963 Blaine P. Dowler, 1943 Obed H. May, 1920 Kirk Mee, III (Coach - 1963-66) 1983 Raymond (Bill) Rex, 1938 Dr. Rowen (Coach - 1951-54) Olen J. Slough, 1932 Dr. Jack P. Yager, 1943

1998 Cletus E. Dreher, 1950 Lowell E. Gingrich, 1940 Larry R. Papenfuss, 1981 Patricia A. Peter, 1971

2007 Pam Borton, 1987 Michael England, 1974 Robin Harris, 1980

Walter Turner, 1982

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1981 Benjamin F. Davis, 1967 Charles “Skip” Vosler, 1966 Raymond R. Etzler, 1963

1987 Roger D. Eicher, 1956 Lowell L. Snider, 1959 Ray Sumpter, 1951 John T. Szabo, 1960

1997 Kendall K. Bush, 1974 John M. Decker, 1971 James J. Mains, Jr., 1940 Vicki L. Martinich, 1979

2006 Randy Buchman (Coach - 1964-69) Cindy Elliott (Coach - 1983-94) Dan Renftle, 1985 Ed Roeth, 1971 Noel Underwood, 1957

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1979 R. Jack Behringer, 1949 O. Dudley Ebersole, 1932 Thomas J. Grzywinski, 1963 C. Leslie James, 1926

1986 Jose M. Arellano, 1967 Dr. James F. Ladd, 1958 Roger Merb (Coach 1967-70)

Alan R. Moore, 1959 Christine M. Slattery, 1979 Lori B. Ward, 1986

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1977 Dr. Michael D. Craden, 1960 William A. Pellington, 1951 Dr. Charles F. Wahl, 1949

Charles A. Koch, 1960 John G. Manchester, 1941

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1974 Dr. Dennis D. Bell, 1947 Leighton Conkey, 1925 Victor Fowler, 1933 Merle A. McDonald, 1948 Gilbert Smith, 1928 Olan Smith, 1946 Charles Hemlein, 1918

2005 Deborah (Shreve) Baringer, 1973 Tracy (Hanson) Beck, 1985 Michael S. Burke, 1974 Sheri (Plassman) Kovaleski, 1984 Michael R. Snyder, 1964

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Tyler Ault Men’s/Women’s Tennis

Brie Brenner Volleyball

Cross Country/Track & Field

Ken Ciolek

Scott Cutter Men’s Basketball

James Hanson Men’s Lacrosse

Jodie Holava Softball

Fred Moore Men’s/Women’s Golf

Jessica (Cox) Morris Women’s Basketball

Brian Sheehan Football

Jordan Valentine Men’s Soccer

Jenny Vincent Women’s Soccer

Derek Woodley Baseball

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT HEAD COACHES

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY The Defiance College intercollegiate athletics program serves as a window of opportunity for all prospective student-athletes to experience an extra-curricular educational and physical activity that fits within the general mission of the college to develop the whole person. The student-athlete will be exposed to a variety of opportunities for personal growth in the areas of intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social and physical dimensions as it relates to each individual and their respective sport. The student-athlete, as a team member, will be involved in a learning community that will strive for excellence both on the field and in the classroom while maintaining a dignity of fair play and continued emphasis on positive sportsmanship. Jointly, the coaches and student-athletes will build an engaged environment that will accentuate the learning process not only within the competitive arena but also within the college campus and the community as a whole. An empha-

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sis will be placed on the impact of participation and personal growth, rather than scoreboard success, in a balanced sports program where equitable sports opportunities will be available to both genders. The student-athletes of Defiance choose to participate in the intercollegiate athletics program for a variety of reasons but none of which includes athletic related financial aid or the promise of financial security through professional athletic stardom. Through participation in the intercollegiate athletics program, a student-athlete continues to compete for the love of sport, the thrill of competition and the fulfillment of countless intrinsic values. The Defiance intercollegiate athletics program strives to be an integral and cohesive part of the collegiate learning and living process, appropriately well suited to co-exist with the Defiance mission statement…to know, to lead, to serve and to understand.

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Originally founded as the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has been in existance for over 25 years and has gone through several changes throughout the years. In June of 1987, the presidents of six private Indiana colleges and universities announced the formation of an athletic conference to allow their students to “live out” the ideal of the scholar athlete. The announcement came after 19 months of meetings among the institution’s presidents, athletic directors, and faculty athletic representatives. The ICAC was formed as an “academic” athletic conference, combining outstanding private education with top-notch intercollegiate athletics. Lewis Salter was President of Wabash College when the league was formed. The greatest advantage of the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference is that its formation allowed schools to restore athletic rivalries that date back to the 1800’s. Conference sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, football, soccer, tennis, and track. In addition, a championship is decided in the non-mandatory sports of swimming and wrestling. On May 24, 1988, just less than one year after its formation, two more of Indiana’s premier small colleges, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Taylor University joined the league, bringing the total number of schools to eight. Taylor was involved in the ICAC’s first meetings in the spring of 1987, but declined membership until 1988. The 1990-91 season marked the first complete year of competition among all eight schools in all eight-varsity sports with soccer joining the picture in the fall of 1990. The 1992-93 school year brought with it much discussion and many meetings in an attempt to bring women’s teams into the ICAC. After a long year of planning and a constitutional rewrite, women’s teams joined the ICAC late in the 1992-93 school year with 1993-94 the first year of co-ed competition within the ICAC. The 1998-99 school year brought significant changes in the conference. With the additions of Bluffton College, the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Wilmington College and the departure of DePauw University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference changed its name to become the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. As an extension of the ICAC, the HCAC is an eight school academic athletic conference, which represents a revised version the old Hoosier-Buckeye Conference. The 1999-2000 school year saw yet more changes. Wabash’s competition in the 1999 football season marked its last involvement in the HCAC. Defiance College joined the league, beginning competition in the spring of 2000. In January of 2001, Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, was accepted as a member. Transylvania began competition in the fall 2001 season. In July of 2006, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, was accepted as the conference’s ninth member. Rose Hulman began competition in the fall of 2006. As part of a year-long celebration in 2008-09, the league celebrated its 10th anniversary as the restructured HCAC. Each institution invited campus administrators, faculty, faculty athletic representatives, current or former athletic staff, alumni, and student-athletes. Also, the conference office invited current and former conference personnel, NCAA Division III select staff, and other key supporters of the HCAC. Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana was accepted as the 10th member of the conference in October of 2009 and began competition in the fall of 2010. On the playing field, HCAC member schools have had a national impact, highlighted by national champions in several sports and two schools making trips to the NCAA Division III basketball Final Four in the 1990s. Since the formation of the HCAC, members have produced 62 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, 164 All-Americans, and 163 team qualifiers for NCAA Division III national championships. The league continues to seek growth and excellence on and off the playing field in the years to come.

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TIME 11:00 a.m. TBA 11:00 A.M. TBA 4:00 P.M. 12:00 p.m. TBA 3:00 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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LOCATION Angola, Ind. Findlay, Ohio DEFIANCE Ada, Ohio DEFIANCE Westerville, Ohio DEFIANCE Anderson, Ind. Grinnell, Iowa Grinnell, Iowa Terre Huate, Ind. DEFIANCE Bluffton, Ohio Huntington, Ind. Delaware, Ohio Ada, Ohio Bluffton, Ohio Bluffton, Ohio Bloomington, Ind. Naperville, Ill. Naperville, Ill. Delaware, Ohio Delaware, Ohio Naperville, Ill. Naperville, Ill. Waverly, Iowa Waverly, Iowa Waverly, Iowa

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EVENT at Trine (Ind.) Univ. Conditioner at Univ. of Findlay Northwest Ohio Invite DEFIANCE INVITATIONAL at Ohio Northern Invitational DEFIANCE COLLEGE OPEN at All-Ohio Div. III Championships HCAC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS at Anderson (Ind.) Fred Wilt Invitational at NCAA Div. III Indoor Nationals at NCAA Div. III Indoor Nationals at Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Early Bird Invitational DICK SMALL INVITATIONAL at Bluffton Univ. Invitational at Huntington (Ind.) Univ. Invitational at All-Ohio Div. III Championships at Ohio Northern Invitational at HCAC Outdoor Championships at HCAC Outdoor Championships at Indiana University Meet at Dr. Keeler Invitational at Dr. Keeler Invitational at OWU Last Chance Meet at OWU Last Chance Meet at Gregory Invitational at Gregory Invitational at NCAA Div. III Outdoor Nationals at NCAA Div. III Outdoor Nationals at NCAA Div. III Outdoor Nationals

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DATE 12/5/15 1/15/16 1/23/16 2/06/16 2/12/16 2/13/16 2/20/16 2/27/16 3/11/16 3/12/16 3/19/16 3/26/16 4/2/16 4/9/16 4/16/16 4/23/16 4/29/16 4/30/16 5/07/16 5/12/16 5/13/16 5/16/16 5/17/16 5/19/16 5/20/16 5/26/16 5/27/16 5/28/16

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Name James Baranoski Jr. Stephan Beasley Justin Bergquist Dalton Bettis Devin Bolden Dalton Bradford Clayton Bruggeman DeAundre Butler Joseph Carpenter Javier Castillo Andrew Fahler Andy Foore Daren Gies Zach Kasper Nick Kleptz Colin Krick Devin Logan Courtney Lyn-Kew Bryan Mestre Troy Parrett Joshua Petro Josh Ream Jacob Rindler Zach Roush Aaron Schwarzbek John Seeley Brady Sloan

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Event Throws Distance Throws Sprints/Hurdles Sprints/Jumps Sprints Distance Sprints Throws Throws Throws Sprints Distance Throws Mid-Distance Distance Sprints Mid-Distance Sprints Distance Throws Throws Distance Distance Hurdles/Jumps Sprints Jumps

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

Hometown Bloomingdale, Mich. Westerville, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Minerva, Ohio Lake Worth, Fla. Continental, Ohio St. Henry, Ohio Sarasota, Fla. Rootstown, Ohio Nogales, Ariz. Wellington, Ohio Swanton, Ohio Plymouth, Ohio Wyandotte, Mich. Troy, Ohio Hicksville, Ohio Sarasota, Fla. West Palm Beach, Fla. Hialeah, Fla. Cedarville, Ohio Ocala, Fla. Van Wert, Ohio St. Henry, Ohio Nashville, Ind. Sherwood, Ohio Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. South Point, Ohio

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High School Bloomingdale Oakstone Academy Northwest Robert G. Cole Wellington Continental St. Henry Sarasota St. Thomas Aquinas Nogales Wellington Swanton Plymouth Roosevelt Troy Antwerp Local Sarasota Royal Palm Beach Mater Academy Cedarville The Villages Crestview St. Henry Brown County Fairview Sault Area South Point


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

Hometown Milford, Pa. Bloomsburg, Pa. Williamston, Mich. Portland, Ind. Wadsworth, Ohio Wauseon, Ohio Westland, Mich. Woodridge, Ill. Swanton, Ohio Miami Springs, Fla. Pettisville, Ohio Fort Myers, Fla. Carleton, Mich. Liberty Center, Ohio Swanton, Ohio

High School Delaware Valley Bloomsburg Williamston Jay County Wadsworth Wauseon Wayne Memorial Downers Grove North Swanton Immaculata-La Salle Pettisville Fort Myers Airport Liberty Center Swanton

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Event Throws Throws Sprints/Hurdles Distance Pole Vault Sprints Sprints Throws Distance Throws Throws Throws Throws Jumps Throws

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Name Marissa Bramble Colby Heeter Laura Lutzke Eme Miller Kayla Miller Raychel Ramos Danielle Robbins Cassidy Santen Aaron Textor Katie Tilman Brooke Waidelich Alexis Walker Nicole Walls Waverly Weaks Hannah Williams

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Baranoski

Fr • Throws Bloomingdale, Mich. • Bloomingdale H.S.

Bolden

Fr • Sprints/Jumps Lake Worth, Fla. • Wellington H.S.

Prep: Letterwinner for two years at Wellington High School in football, track, and basketball ... Holds school’s 4x800 meter record ... Helped team become football district champions his senior year (2015).

Personal: Son of James Bolden and MarPersonal: Son of Paula Volenski and Nazri quice Beasley ... Majoring in sport exercise Muhammad … Majoring in exercise science ... Also a member of the ... Also a member of the DC football team. DC football team.

Stephan

Dalton

Beasley

Personal: Majoring in graphic design ... Also competes for the Yellow Jacket cross country team.

Bradford

So • Sprints Continental, Ohio • Continental H.S.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Continental High School ... Helped set the 4x200 relay team record his sophomore year ... Named Academic All-Conference his senior year ... Also lettered in soccer and basketball. Personal: Son of Ron and Mindi Bradford … Majoring in integrated mathematics ... Transferred from The Ohio State University prior to the 2015-16 season.

Bergquist

Fr • Throws Cincinnati, Ohio • Northwest H.S.

Personal: Son of Chip and Nancy Bergquist ... Majoring in integrated social studies.

Dalton

Bettis

Prep: Lettered two seasons under Head Coach Eric Boehme at Robert G. Cole High School. Personal: Born in Canton ... Son of Lee and Laura Dalton ... Has one brother; Caleb ... Majoring in education.

Jr • Distance St. Henry, Ohio • St. Henry H.S.

Prep: Three-year letterwinner for head coach Micheal Eyink at St. Henry High … Named All-Midwest Athletic Conference in 2012 … Qualified for state each season from 201012 ... Helped team to MAC Title in 2010 and District Championship in 2011. Personal: Son of Jeff and Amy Bruggeman … Majoring in business administration ... Runs for the Purple and Gold cross country team.

DeAundre

Butler

Fr • Sprints Sarasota, Fla. • Sarasota H.S.

Prep: Letterwinner for two years at Sarasota High School in football, four yeras in track, and three years for wrestling. Personal: Son of Toinette Mills and Leroy Butler... Majoring in forensic science technology ... Also a member of the DC football team.

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So • Sprints/Hurdles Minerva, Ohio • Robert G. Cole H.S.

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Prep: Lettered four years at Northwest High School in track and field … Lettered three years in football ... Earned first-team all-conference in 2014 ... 2014 SWOC discus champion ... Four-time Academic All-Conference selection ... National Honor Society member.

Clayton

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Fr • Distance Westerville, Ohio • Oakstone Academy H.S.

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Prep: Four-time letterman at Homestead High School in football, wrestling, and track ... Honorable mention freshman year ... First-team all-conference offensive and defensive line sophomore, junior, and senior year ... Academic all-conference.

Devin

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Joseph

Carpenter

Jr • Throws Rootstown, Ohio • St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

Prep: Lettered four years at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in track and field under head coach Angelo Pederzolli … Also lettered two years in football.

Andy

Foore

Jr • Sprints Swanton, Ohio • Swanton H.S.

Prep: Letterwinner for four years at Swanton High School under Head Coach Phil Witker in football ... First-Team All-League ... Honorable Mention All-District ... All-League Academic Athlete.

Personal: Son of Bruce and Debbie CarPersonal: Son of Scott Foore and Kathy penter … Has two sisters Taylor and Ana Tanner ... Majoring in communication arts ... and two brothers Alexander and Logan … Also a member of the DC football team. Majoring in forensic science.

Daren

Gies

Javier

Castillo

Fr • Throws Nogales, Ariz. • Nogales H.S.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Plymouth High School in cross country … Also lettered in basketball and track ... Academic letterwinner ... Eight-time second-team All- Academic and one-time first-team All-Academic winner.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Nogales High School ... Named “Outstanding Field Personal: Son of John and April Gies … Athlete” in 2013 and 2014 ... Named All- Majoring in integrated mathematics ... Also competes for the Yellow Division, All-Southern Arizona and was a Jacket cross country team. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete his senior year ... Also lettered in football. Zach Personal: Son of Lucy Rodriguez and Fred Castillo … Majoring in health and physical education. asper

K

Jr • Throws Wyandotte, Mich. • Roosevelt H.S.

Prep: Lettered four years at Roosevelt High School under Head Coach Dave Lustig.

Andrew

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Fr • Distance Plymouth, Ohio • Plymouth H.S.

Personal: Born in Detroit, Mich. ... Son of Karen Kasper ... Majoring in criminal justice.

Fahler

Fr • Throws Wesllington, Ohio • Wellington H.S.

Nick

Kleptz

So • Mid-Distance Troy, Ohio • Troy H.S.

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Prep: Letterwinner for four years in soccer at Troy High School under Head Coach Richard Phillips ... First-team All-GWOC North and first-team All-GWOC ... 38 career goals ... Helped Troy to four straight league titles ... Recipient of the National Merit Award given by the Marine Corps ... On the Principal’s List all four years. Personal: Son of Tom and Melissa Kleptz ... Majoring in molecular biology ... Also a member of the DC men’s soccer team.

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Krick

Jr • Distance Hicksville, Ohio • Antwerp Local H.S.

Prep: Lettered all four years and was a team captain for head coach Cord Erhart at Antwerp Local High … Named First-Team Green Meadows Conference ... Also lettered in basketball and cross country.

Mestre

So • Sprints Hialeah, Fla. • Mater Academy H.S.

Prep: Letterwinner in football for Mater Academy Charter High School under Head Coach Javy Valdez ... On the Honor Roll. Personal: Son of Guillermo Mestre and Olga Lidia Castillo ... Majoring in business administration.

Troy

Parrett

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Personal: Son of Dave and Michelle Krick … Majoring in criminal justice and psychology ... Runs for the Purple and Gold cross country team.

Bryan

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Sr • Distance Cedarville, Ohio • Cedarville H.S.

Logan

Fr • Sprints Sarasota, Fla. • Sarasota H.S.

Personal: Son of Doug and Gigi Parrett … Majoring in restoration ecology.

Prep: Letterwinner for four years at Sarasota High School in football, and one year for track and weightlifting... Went to states for weightlifting.

Joshua

Personal: Son of Beaverly Logan... Undecided major/minor ... Also a member of the DC football team.

Prep: Lettered three seasons at The Villages Charter School under Head Coach Gery Hughes ... Three time Most Outstanding Field Performance ... 2014 District Champion in discus ... School Record holder in Shot Put at 47’7’ and discus at 144’ ... The Villages Male Athlete of the Year in 2014.

Sr • Mid-Distance West Palm Beach, Fla. • Royal Palm Beach H.S.

Personal: Son of Mary Lyn-Kew ... Majoring in exercise science ... Also a member of the DC men’s soccer team.

Personal: Son of Kimberley Mobley and Raymond Petro ... Has four brothers; Sam, Trey, Kevin, Kyle ... Majoring in exercise science and history.

Josh

Ream Jr • Throws Van Wert, Ohio • Crestview H.S.

Prep: Lettered four years in basketball at Crestview under Head Coach Jeremy Best … Named a scholar athlete all four years in high school … NWC/MAC vs WBL AllStar Game participant ... Also participated in football under coach Jared Owens and was named honorable mention NWC for offense and defense in just one season. Personal: Son of John and Ann Ream … Has one sister; Amanda and one brother; Brad … Majoring in business administration.

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Prep: Letterwinner in soccer for four years at Royal Palm Beach High School under Head Coach Dan Blusky ... Second-team All-County ... Transfer from Ancilla College where he was a team captain.

So • Throws Ocala, Fla. • The Villages H.S.

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Jr • Distance St. Henry, Ohio • St. Henry H.S.

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Seeley

Jr • Sprints Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. • Sault Area H.S.

Prep: Was a four-year letterwinner in Cross Country and Track & Field at St. Henry High School for head coach Mike Eyink ... First place winner at deistrict event as a senior and junior in the 800-meter event in Track & Field ... Set school record in the event as a junior ... Also lettered in bowling for two seasons.

Prep: Lettered four years at Sault Area High School under head coach DJ Barrs … Four year State qualifier … Conference champion in 400 m dash, 4x200 relay, and 4x400 m relay … Winner of Horizon Award for his high school … Also a member of basketball and football teams.

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Brady

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Personal: Son of Danielle and Patrick Seeley … Member of NaPersonal: Son of Tony and Sandy Rindler … Has three sisters; Dan- tional Honor Society … Majoring in molecular biology. ielle, Carli, and Kayla ... Majoring in Accounting ... Also runs for the Defiance cross country team.

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Jr • Distance Nashville, Ind. • Brown County H.S.

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Prep: Lettered all four years for head coach Robert Abraham at Brown County High … Selected as October Athlete of the Month in 2012 … Golden Eagle Award recipient ... Member of the 500 mile club ... Also lettered for the cross country team … Honor Roll student.

Fr • Jumps South Point, Ohio • South Point H.S.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner at South Point High School ... National Honor Society member ... Also lettered in soccer. Personal: Son of Shane and Kerry Sloan … Majoring in nursing.

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Personal: Son of Kevin and Kristi Roush … Majoring in digital forensics with a minor in criminal justice ... Runs for the Purple and Gold cross country team.

Aaron

Schwarzbek

So • Hurldes/Jumps Sherwood, Ohio • Fairview H.S.

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Prep: Lettered for four years at Fairview high School under Head Coach Doug Rakes ... District High Jump Champion both Junior and Senior seasons ... First Team All-GMC ... Fairview career record holder in 300-meter hurdles (40.57) ... Helped lead Fairview to a GMC Title in 2011 and District Title in 2013 ... United States Army Reserve Athletic Scholar Award Recipient. Personal: Son of Mickey and Anita Schwarzbek ... Has two sisters; Abbigail and Allison and one brother; Austin ... Majoring in business administration.

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Jr • Pole Vault Wadsworth, Ohio • Wadsworth H.S.

Prep: Played lacrosse at Delaware Valley high.

Prep: Lettered three years at Wadsworth High School in swimming under head coach Liz Hastings … Lettered three years in track and field under head coach John Burton and pole vault coach Steve Miller.

Milford, Pa. • Delaware Valley H.S.

Colby

Heeter

Jr • Throws Bloomsburg, Pa. • Bloomsburg H.S.

Personal: Daughter of Dwayne and Juanita Heeter ... One brother, Austin, and one sister, Trya ... Majoring in early childhood education ... Also a member of the Defiance women’s tennis team.

Lutzke

So • Sprints/Hurdles Williamston, Mich. • Williamston H.S.

Prep: Lettered three years for the Track and Field Team at Williamston High School under Head Coach Mitch Lutzke.

Eme

Miller

Prep: Three-year letterwinner at Jay County High for head coach McCavoy … Earned both most improved and most valuable awards during her career. Personal: Daughter of David and Michelle Miller … Majoring in corporate wellness and fitness ... Currently on the cross country team

Personal: Daughter of Donya Ramos and Anthony Scott ... Majoring in social work with a minor in criminal justice.

Danielle

Robbins

So • Sprints Westland, Mich. • Wayne Memorial H.S.

Prep: Lettered four years on the Track and Field Team at Wayne Memorial High School ... Also lettered three years on the volleyball team. Personal: Daughter of Tim and Carolyn Robbins ... Has one brother; Corey ... Majoring in early elementary education ... Also a member of the Defiance volleyball team.

Cassidy

Santen

So • Throws Woodridge, Ill. • Downers Grove North H.S.

Prep: Letterwinner for two years at Downers Grove North ... Four Time All-Conference. Personal: Daughter of Michael and Paula Santen ... Has three sisters; Morgan, Mickie, and Rylee ... Majoring in social work and criminal justice.

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Jr • Distance Portland, Ind. • Jay County H.S.

Prep: Lettered four years at Wauseon High School in track and field … Two-time “Coach’s Award” recipient ... Earned AllLeague Honorable Mention in the 4x100 relay in 2013 and 2014.

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Personal: Daughter of Mitch and Karen Lutzke ... Has two brothers; Matt and Greg ... Majoring in sport management.

Ramos

Fr • Sprints Wauseon, Ohio • Wauseon H.S.

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Raychel

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Prep: Played soccer for Bloomsburg High School for Angela Brown and Steve Weigle ... Also ran track for the Panthers.

Personal: Daughter of Steve and Jocelyn Miller … Has two sisters Athena and Alicia ... Majoring in criminal justice.

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Personal: Daughter of Michael and Melissa Bramble … Has two brothers: Michael (Jr.) and Frederick … Double majoring in Psychology and Social Work with a minor in Criminal Justice.

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Aaron

Prep: Letterwinner for three years at Sawnton High School under Head Coach Ryan Borer ... Distance MVP in Track from 2012-14 ... MVP for Cross Country in 2012 and 2013 ... Scholar Athlete ... Two Time Regional Qualifier ... Recipient of several academic awards including; Perfect Attendance, Teacher’s Award for Math, Civic Award, Environmental Award, Social Studies Award, English Award, Psychology Award, and Statistics Award ... Recipient of the Honors Diploma.

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Katie

Prep: Lettered four years at Fort Myers High School in track and field under coaches Kelly-Heinzman-Britton and Nick Caserio … 2013 District Champion and State Qualifier in shot put. Personal: Daughter of Shawn and Anita Walker … Has one sister Anyah and one brother Shawn Jr. … Majoring in athletic training.

Nicole

Prep: Lettered all four years at Airport High under head coach Frank Stosa … Name AllMichigan Athletic Scholar … Also voted team most-valuable field athlete.

Tilman

Prep: Lettered three years at ImmaculataLa Salle High School in track and field under head coach Aimee Cerdeiras … 2012-13 District Champion in shot put … 2012-13 Track and Field MVP … 2012-13 Athletic Leadership Award winner.

Personal: Daughter of Kevin and Doris Walls … Majoring in graphic design.

Waverly

Personal: Daughter of James and Beth Tilman … Has two sisters Emily and Laura … Majoring in criminal justice ... Also a member of the Jacket women’s soccer team.

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Sr • Throws Carleton, Mich. • Airport H.S.

Jr • Throws Miami Springs, Fla. • Immaculata La Salle H.S.

Weaks

Sr • Jumps Liberty Center, Ohio • Liberty Center H.S.

Prep: Lettered all four years at Liberty Center High for head coach Amy Spieth … Onetime state qualifier in the long jump.

Waidelich

Personal: Daughter of John and Kati Weaks … Majoring in sport management.

So • Throws Pettisville, Ohio • Pettisville H.S.

Prep: Lettered for four years at Pettisville High School ... Regional qualifier in Discus both 2013 and 2014 season ... Team MVP in 2013 and 2014 ... Record holder in Discus at Pettisville with a throw of 118’3” ... Helped Pettisville to two league championships ... League Scholar and District Scholar ... Valedictorian.

Hannah

Williams

So • Throws Swanton, Ohio • Swanton H.S.

Prep: Letterwinner for four years at Swanton High School under Head Coach Ryan Boror ... Field MVP for Swanton in 2012 and 2014 ... Perfect attendance all four years in high school.

Personal: Daughter of Shawn and Lee Waidelich ... Has two brothers; Clay and Heath ... Majoring in middle childhood education.

ing in forensic science.

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Jr • Throws Fort Myers, Fla. • Fort Myers H.S.

Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Shera Textor ... Has three sisters; Hayle, Lexus, and Mckena ... Also a member of DC’s cross country team.

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Textor

So • Distance Swanton, Ohio • Swanton H.S.

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Ken Ciolek Head Coach • First Year • SUNY-Brockport, 2007 The Ciolek File • Head Coach at Bethany (Kan.) College (2014-15) • Assistant Coach at the Univ. of Central Arkansas (2012-14) • Assistant Coach at Marietta College and SUNY-Brockport (2009-12)

Ciolek is certified in many different organizations. He has the USATF Level I Certified, USATF Level II Certified, emphasis on jumps, sprints, hurdles, and relays, USATF Level III Certified, emphasis on jumps, USATF Level I Certified Instructor, USATF Member 2001-Present, USATF Official 2002-Present, a USATF Coaches Registry Member 2009-Present, a Pole Vault Safety Certification board 2010-Present, and IAAF Level V Certified Coach, emphasis on jumps.

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In addition to his prior stops at Bethany (Kan.) and Central Arkansas, Ciolek also coached at the Division III level at Marietta College and SUNY-Brockport. Ciolek was a member of the Pioneer coaching staff for three years (2009-12) and served as an assistant track & field/cross country coach. His teams earned multiple conference and national awards including eight All-Americans, 11 conference individual championships, 53 All-Ohio Athletic Conference Award winners and 27 national qualifiers. His student-athletes went on to set 22 school records, including breaking records on 57 different occasions and helped mentor pentathlete to fifth highest score in Division III Championship history. Beyond college competition, Ciolek fostered a Junior National qualifier in

In addition to coaching at Brockport, Ciolek was also doing private coaching during the two year time span for all ages on an individual level. He helped mentor elite development athletes gain exposure at regional and national championships, as well as the Junior Olympics and World Youth Championships. Ciolek helped foster the Marietta High School women’s pole vault record holder, as well as state meet medalist, who was also an outdoor national qualifier. He helped guide 15 conference champions, 11 school record holders, four state champions in the high jump, 16 high school national qualifiers, one Indoor National Champion in women’s high jump, two high-school All-Americans, and eight Junior Olympic Qualifiers and Junior National Qualifiers.

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Prior to Bethany, Ciolek was as assistant track and field coach at the University of Central Arkansas (Division I) for two years (2012-14) where he coached the jumps, javelin, hurdles and combined events. During his tenure, Ciolek’s team set 13 school records, including individuals who broke school records on 25 different occasions. His team’s also set five facility/meet records. He helped guide the women’s team to its highest conference finish in school history (third) while producing one conference champion and five All-Conference performers. In the classroom, Ciolek guided 21 SLC All-Academic team members. In addition, Ciolek produced a Track & Field/XC Coaching Literature Review for Championship Productions.

Ciolek earned his degree from SUNY-Brockport in psychology in 2007. As a student, he was also an accomplished athlete as a member of the track & field team. He was a three-time national qualifier in the javelin and two-time national qualifier in the decathlon. He earned All-American honors in the javelin finishing as runner-up in the event. Ciolek was tabbed first-team All-Conference on eight occasions and was a 10-time first-team NYSCTC award winner as well as the NYSCTC “Rookie of the Year” in 2004. He is the current school record holder in the javelin at Brockport. Following graduation, Ciolek continued to compete in the javelin for three years and just missed qualifying for the Olympic Trials by 30 centimeters.

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In addition to his team’s having success on the track, his teams also excelled in the classroom as both of achieved the highest GPA in over 10 years. He had 20 Academic All-KCAC Team members, two Capital One Academic All-District team members and three Daktronics NAIA Academic All-Scholar Athletes.

Ciolek began his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater, SUNYBrockport where he coached the jumps, javelin and multi-event groups. He helped lead the women Golden Eagles to the 2009 outdoor conference championship as well as coaching the individual women’s conference champion in the hurdles. He had four athletes named Indoor and Outdoor Team MVP’s as well as two Atlantic Region Field Athletes of the Year. Highlighting his two-year stay at Brockport was coaching the Division III National Champion in the women’s triple jump and having nine national qualifiers. In addition, three of his athletes went on to garner All-American status and Academic All-Scholar honors.

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Ciolek is joining the Defiance Athletics coaching staff from Bethany (Kan.) College (NAIA), where he was head coach for the past year-and-a-half (2014-2015). Under his guidance, Ciolek helped grow the program and led his team to the highest finish in over 10 years at both the indoor and outdoor NAIA National Championships two years in a row. Ciolek’s teams saw a significant amount of success as his teams produced six All-Americans, 15 conference champions, 18 national qualifiers and 30 All-Conference selections. He also helped guide one athlete to the top overall mark in the men’s javelin in the NAIA as well as qualify for the Junior Nationals and capture the 2014 Drake Relay Collegiate Champion in the same event in 2014. Ciolek’s teams left their marks in the record books with a total of 10 school records and five conference meet records.

women’s javelin. Ciolek was also recognized for his efforts as a coach as a member of the 2010 OAC Coaching Staff of the Year, and was named the 2010 Great Lakes Region Assistant Coach of the Year. In cross country, he mentored one cross country national qualifier along with a male and female All-Region runner. Off the track, his teams earned six Academic All-OAC Awards and 11 Academic All-Scholar athletes.

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Ken Ciolek will be in his first season as head coach of the Yellow Jackets men’s and women’s track and field/cross country programs in 2015-16.


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Adam Trausch Assistant Coach • First Year • Davenport University, 2011 The Trausch File • Assistant Coach at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2013-15 • Assistant Coach at Wisconsin Lutheran College (2011-13) Adam Trausch will be entering his first year as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s track and field teams for the 2016 school year and season. Trausch is joining the Yellow Jackets from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he was an assistant cross country/track and field coach for the past two years. His main focus was working with distance runners in training, meet preparation, and summer training. Trausch was in charge of recruiting for all men’s events from Wisconsin and the Midwest region. While a member of the coaching staff at Oshkosh, he had the luxury of hosting the WIAC Outdoor Championships, AAE Invitational, NCAA Midwest Regional, and hosted the 2015 Cross Country National Championships.

In addition to his assistant coaching poisitions at the collegiate level, Trausch held other coaching positions at well known clubs. Trausch was a volunteer coach for the Get Vertical Pole Vault Club (2012). He also served as a counselor for the Milwaukee Area Distance Running Club (2013) and was a camp counselor for the Green Lake Cross Country Camp (2012-14). Trausch earned his USATF Level 1 Certification in 2012. Trausch attended Davenport Universty in Grand Rapids, Mich. He graudated in 2011 with a degree in business administration with a concentration in health service administration. He was a member of both the cross country and track and field teams at Davenport. Trausch was the first athlete in program history and was a four-time WHAC allconference performer. In addition, he was a Daktronics Scholar-Athlete all four years of his career.

Prior to his tenure at Oshkosh, Trausch was an assistant cross country/ track and field coach at Wisconsin Lutheran College. There he focused on working with distance runners, meet preparation, and summer training. He was also heavily involved in recruiting for the Warriors. In addition, Trausch had experience in fundraising for the cross country/ track and field teams. He mentored back-to-back women’s cross country individual conference champions and four Academic All-Americans.

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Graduate Assistant Coach Second Year Minneapolis, Minn. Hamline (Minn.) University, 2013

Maria Theisen will be in her second season as an assistant coach for the cross country and track and field programs at Defiance College in 201516. She focuses on coaching distance runners with the Defiance track team.

Academically, Theisen earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in December 2013. During the spring after graduation, she worked in the events and services division for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and coached distance runners at the high school level. Theisen is working towards a master’s of art in education with a sport coaching concentration at Defiance and will graduate in May 2016.

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Theisen competed in NCAA DIII cross country and track & field at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minn. Theisen was named the team “Rookie of the Year” in both cross country and track during her first year, and in 2012 and 2013 she was named the team’s “Most Valuable Track Athlete.” Theisen currently holds the school record in

the 4x800m relay and 1000m run.

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Brian Thill Graduate Assistant Coach Second Year Webster, Wisc. University of Wisconson-Stevens Point, ‘13

Brian Thill will be in his second season as an assistant coach for the track and field program at Defiance College in 2015-16. He focuses on coaching jumps, hurdles and multi-event runners with the Defiance track team.

Thill is working towards a master’s of art in education with a sport coaching concentration at Defiance and will graduate in May 2016.

Tom Postema Assistant Coach Third Year Defiance, Ohio Defiance College, 2013

Defiance College Track and Field coach John Hartpence has announced the addition of Tom Postema to the Yellow Jackets coaching staff for the 2013-14 indoor and outdoor seasons.

The Defiance, Ohio (Tinora High) native returns to Defiance after wrapping up his throwing career as one of the most decorated athletes in DC history. In his senior season, he became track and field’s first male athlete to

Along with the national championship, Postema was also awarded the USTFCCCA Field Scholar Athlete of the Year. Postema holds a total of five records: indoor shot put (16.99 m), weight throw (20.72 m), outdoor shot put (17.04 m), discus (56.27 m) and hammer throw (65.80 m). He is also the current record-holder at the HCAC Championships in the indoor shot put, weight throw, discus and hammer throw. Postema graduated from Defiance College in May of 2013 with a degree in accounting.

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Postema rejoins Defiance College as a coach for both the men’s and women’s track and field programs after wrapping up his career with the Yellow Jackets in the spring. He will serve as an assistant coach for throws under Ciolek.

lay claim to a national championship. His national championship came in the hammer throw event during the outdoor season in 2013.

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Thill competed in track & field at the University of WisconsinStevens Point, in Stevens Point, Wisc. Thill earned three Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) titles in the multi-event and was a three-time All-American.

Academically, Thill earned a bachelor of science degree in dietetics in December 2013. After graduation, Thill remained at his alma-mater for one year, serving as an assistant coach with the track and field team. While on the coaching staff, he helped coach a national qualifier in the heptathlon.

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LOCATION Defiance, Ohio Findlay, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Angola, Ind. Ada, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Westerville, Ohio Terra Haute, Ind. Anderson, Ind. Winston-Salem, N.C. Terra Haute, Ind. N. Manchester, Ind. Defiance Delaware, Ohio Ada, Ohio Lexington, Ky. Lexington, Ky. Hillsdale, Mich.

RESULT 2nd-57 Unscored 7th - 49.5 Unscored 8th-37 Unscored 9th-23 4th-51.5 14th-17 Individual 4th-11.33 7th-42 Unscored 14th-16 7th-41.50 5th-17 6th - 62 Individual

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OPPONENT/EVENT Dual Meet vs Bluffton at NW Ohio Invitational Defiance College Invitational at Trine University at Ohio Northern University Defiance Open at All-Ohio DIII Championships at HCAC Indoor Championships at Fred Wilt Invitational at Indoor National Championships at Rose-Hulman Early Bird at Manchester Open Dick Small Meet at All-Ohio DIII Championships at Ohio Northern Invitational at HCAC Championships at HCAC Championships at Hillsdale Classic

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DATE Sat, Dec. 6 Fri, Jan. 16 Sat, Jan. 24 Fri, Jan. 30 Sat, Feb. 7 Fri, Feb. 13 Sat, Feb. 14 Sun, Feb. 22 Sat, Feb. 28 Fri, Mar. 13 Sat, Mar. 21 Thu, Apr. 2 Mon, Apr. 6 Sat, Apr. 11 Sat, Apr. 18 Fri, Apr. 24 Sat, Apr. 25 Thu, May 7

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*Bold denotes home meet

LOCATION Defiance, Ohio Findlay, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Angola, Ind. Ada, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Westerville, Ohio Terra Haute, Ind. Anderson, Ind. Ada, Ohio Terra Haute, Ind. N.Manchester, Ind. Defiance Delaware, Ohio Ada, Ohio Lexington, Ky. Lexington, Ky. Hillsdale, Mich.

RESULT 1st-57 Unscored 11th - 18 Unscored 11th-9 Unscored 18th-4 7th-48 No Competitors Individuals 3rd-30 7th-34 Unscored 19th-0 10th - 20 5th-24 6th - 59 Individuals

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OPPONENT/EVENT Dual Meet vs Bluffton at NW Ohio Invitational Defiance College Invitational at Trine University at Ohio Northern University Defiance Open at All-Ohio DIII Championships at HCAC Indoor Championships at Fred Wilt Invitational at ONU Last Chance Meet at Rose-Hulman Early Bird at Manchester Open Dick Small Meet at All-Ohio DIII Championships at Ohio Northern Invitational at HCAC Championships at HCAC Championships at Hillsdale Classic

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DATE Sat, Dec. 6 Fri, Jan. 16 Sat, Jan. 24 Fri, Jan. 30 Sat, Feb. 7 Fri, Feb. 13 Sat, Feb. 14 Sun, Feb. 22 Sat, Feb. 28 Fri, Mar. 6 Sat, Mar. 21 Thu, Apr. 2 Mon, Apr. 6 Sat, Apr. 11 Sat, Apr. 18 Fri, Apr. 24 Sat, Apr. 25 Thu, May 7

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55-Meter Dash 6.33 – Danny Moore (1994) 6.50 – Ryan Perry (2010) 6.50 – Larry Nathan 6.51 – Antwon Robinson (1997) 6.54 – Adam McCullough (1994) 6.56 – Matt Fleig (2006) 6.60 – Tony Bruton 6.61 – Blake Witherspoon (2009) 6.62 – Dave Rucker (1992)

1,500-Meter Run 4:09.35 – John McColl (2004) 4:10.00 – Doug Wiles (1983) 4:11.60 – Nick Hudson (1997) 4:18.89 – Kevin Horstman (1993) 4:26.00 – Charile Scheetz (2004) 4:31.58 – Jared Walker (2001)

4x200-Meter Relay

1:31.64 – Demecs, Hardin-Wallace, Herron, Perry (2011) 1:33.09 – Witherspoon, Harris, Longsdorf, Perry (2009) 1:33.53 – “A” (2001) 1:34.01 – Johnston, Perez, Roth, Waggy (2013) 1:35.33 – Neal, Bechard, Finch, Weber (2012) 1:35.33 – “A” (1996) 1:35.53 – Roth, Seeley, Kersten, Johnston (2014) 1:35.60 – Witherspoon, Badenhop, Longsdorf, Harris (2009) 1:35.74 – Badenhop, Herron, Downs, Hardin-Wallace (2010) 1:35.84 – Roth, Ike, Scarbrough, McCullough (1996)

4x400-Meter Relay

3:27.23 – Demecs, Davis, Parrett, Hardin-Wallace (2012) 03:27.40 – Vetter, Albert, Fleig, Keppeler (2003) 3:27.87 – Davis, Johnston, Murphy, Parrett (2013) 3:28.54 – Grillot, Johnston, Murphy, Parrett (2013) 03:29.00 – Keifer, Smith, Cruz, Adams (1997) 3:31.00 – Bidlack, Davis, Demecs, Murphy (2011) 3:32.45 – Blackmon, Bronson, Wilkins, Demecs (2010) 3:32.58 – Bidlack, Badenhop, Witherspoon, Baker (2009) 3:33.00 – Hardin-Wallace, Davis, Murphy, Demecs (2012) 3:34.09 - Hall, Rindler, Spinks, Rue (2015)

History and Records

300-Meter Dash 36.19 – Mike Groll (2001) 36.31 – Aaron Demecs (2012) 36.86 – Shawn Roth (1996) 37.00 – James Adams (1998) 37.01 – Eddie Mason (2008) 37.21 – Hurker Jenkins (1984) 37.33 – Brian Mosby (2001) 37.80 – Bretn Lavinder (1992) 37.91 – Eugene Mathis (1993) 37.99 – Ryan Perry (2008)

1,000-Meter Run 2:34.29 – Joe Davis (2013) 2:35.26 – Troy Parrett (2013) 2:37.63 – Seth Bidlack (2011) 2:37.80 – Hayden Krick (2012) 2:40.12 – Nic Alvarez (2008) 2:40.20 – John McColl (2002) 2:41.35 – Aaron Fraley (2011) 2:44.51 – Justin Perkins (2011) 2:44.63 – Adam Grillot (2012) 2:45.88 – Tom Habenicht (2006)

5,000-Meter Run 15:14.48 – Joe Davis (2014) 15:25.15 – Hayden Krick (2013) 15:31.01 – Justin Perkins (2012) 15:34.72 – Josh Hilton (2014) 15:37.40 – Rick Stennett (1980) 16:23.51 – John McColl (2002) 16:37.81 - Colin Krick (2015) 16:43.64 – Charlie Scheetz (2004) 16:53.58 – Matt Rohlf (2011) 17:02.33 - Clayton Bruggeman (2015)

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200-Meter Dash 22.32 - Darius Spinks (2015) 22.81 – Antwon Robinson (1997) 22.83 – Blake Witherspoon (2009) 22.90 – Mike Groll (2001) 23.08 – Ryan Perry (2010) 23.09 – Dan Hardin-Wallace (2013) 23.40 – Vinnie Perez (2013) 23.40 – Chris Respress (2001) 23.49 – Rich Keifer (1996) 23.52 – Josh Keppeler (2003)

800-Meter Dash 1:54.30 – Troy Parrett (2013) 1:57.74 - Troy Parrett (2015) 1:57.79 – John McColl (2005) 1:57.91 – Madison Murphy (2013) 1:58.00 – Joe Davis (2013) 1:58.89 - Jacob Rindler (2015) 2:00.01 – Seth Bidlack (2011) 2:00.88 – Aaron Bronson (2010) 2:02.10 – Jim Cross (1985) 2:02.82 – Aaron Fraley (2012)

3,000-Meter Run 8:48.42 – Joe Davis (2013) 8:57.20 – Hayden Krick (2013) 9:01.15 – Justin Perkins (2012) 9:12.64 – Josh Hilton (2014) 9:14.80 – John McColl (2002) 9:29.64 – Josh Hilton (2012) 9:30.90 – Nick Hudson (1998) 9:31.08 - Colin Krick (2015) 9:39.26 - Clayton Bruggeman (2015) 9:39.36 – Jacob Merryfield (2014)

Coaching Staff

60-Meter Hurdles 8.66 – Jordan Weber (2012) 8.69 – Clayvon Finch (2013) 8.98 – Austin Trivett (2009) 9.05 - Aaron Schwarzbek (2015) 9.31 – Eric Swartz (2008)

600-Meter Dash 1:23.67 – Troy Parrett (2012) 1:25.95 – Aaron Bronson (2010) 1:26.22 - Jacob Rindler (2015) 1:28.34 – Adam Grillot (2012) 1:29.26 - Sebastian Rue (2015) 1:29.52 – Issac Wilkins (2010) 1:29.61 – Keiquan Blackmon (2010) 1:29.92 – Eddie Mason (2008) 1:30.52 – Cody Wilson (2014) 1:31.60 – Andrew Baker (2008)

1-Mile Run 4:17.02 – Joe Davis (2014) 4:27.18 – Hayden Krick (2010) 4:29.83 – Justin Perkins (2011) 4:35.63 - Colin Krick (2015) 4:36.00 – Bob Semple (1975) 4:38.50 – Kevin Horstman (1993) 4:39.16 – Madison Murphy (2014) 4:40.42 - Clayton Bruggeman (2015) 4:41.18 – Aaron Fraley (2011) 4:43.50 – Josh Hilton (2012)

Meet the Team

60-Meter Dash 6.90 - Darius Spinks (2015) 6.99 – Ryan Perry (2010) 7.08 – Blake Witherspoon (2009) 7.16 – Dan Hardin-Wallace (2013) 7.24 – Aaron Demecs (2012) 7.26 – Trey Harris (2009) 7.27 – Jon Carrabino (2012) 7.34 – Reggie Neal (2012) 7.44 – Vinnie Perez (2013) 7.45 – George Roth (2014) 7.45 – Brian Badenhop (2009) 7.45 – Eddie Mason (2008)

500-Meter Dash 1:06.12 - Troy Parrett (2015) 1:08.51 – Madison Murphy (2013) 1:09.16 – Seth Bidlack (2011) 1:09.23 – Troy Parrett (2012) 1:09.40 – Shawn Roth (1996) 1:10.11 – Cody Wilson (2014) 1:10.37 – Andrew Baker (2009) 1:10.51 – Adam Grillot (2013) 1:10.94 - Jacob Rindler (2015) 1:10.99 – Keiquan Blackmon (2011)

4:38.50 – Simon Smith (1996) 4:43.69 – Tom Habenicht (2003) 4:46.50 – Jason Zumbaugh (1998)

Season Outlook

55-Meter Hurdles 7.86 – Matt Albert (2003) 7.86 – Mike Groll (2001) 7.90 – Doug Murray (1983) 8.05 – Lance Laramore (1994) 8.16 – Austin Trivett (2009) 8.29 – Jordan Weber (2011) 8.30 – Jim Clifford (1984) 8.30 – Al Saylor (1985) 8.40 – Baumle (1985)

400-Meter Dash 50.36 – Aaron Demecs (2010) 51.37 – Mike Groll (2001) 51.52 – Shawn Roth (1996) 51.64 – Josh Keppeler (2003) 51.86 – Mark Carlson (2003) 51.89 – Blake Witherspoon (2009) 52.05 – Madison Murphy (2011) 52.50 – Mike Smith (1998) 52.50 – Hurker Jenkins (1984) 54.05 - Troy Parrett (2015)

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Distance-Medley Relay

10:40.26 – Murphy, Johnston, Rindler, Parrett (2014) 10:41.18 – Davis, Krick, Murphy, Perkins (2011) 10:44.95 – Demecs, Bidlack, Bronson, Krick (2010) 10:49 – Blackmon, Davis, Fraley, Wilkins (2011)

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MEN’S INDOOR RECORDS (Cont.) 10:54.68 - Rindler, Rue, Senecal, Krick (2015) 10:59.34 – Grillot, Murphy, Fraley, Kern (2012) 11:10.58 – “A” (2004) 11:15.42 – Baker, Bidlack, Fraley, Perkins (2009) 11:16.22 – “A” (2003) 11:19.43 – Grillot, Roth, Senecal, Whisler (2013)

High Jump 6-08.00 ft. / 2.03 m – Brad Zarembski (2008) 6-06.75 ft. / 2.00 m – Andre Savage (1996) 6-06.75 ft. / 2.00 m – John Renner (1995) 6-06.00 ft. / 1.98 m – Austin Trivett (2011) 6-06.00 ft. / 1.98 m – Stan Meinen (1983) 6-06.00 ft. / 1.98 m – Jerry Kieffer 6-05.00 ft. / 1.96 m – Eric Swartz (2008) 6-05.00 ft. / 1.96 m – Willis Stanley (1983) 6-04.00 ft. / 1.93 m – Kevin Dixon (2004) Pole Vault 15-05.00 ft. / 4.70 m – Dan Hardin Wallace (2013) 15-03.00 ft. / 4.65 m – Austin Trivett (2010) 15-00.00 ft. / 4.57 m – Eric Nicely (2006) 14-11.00 ft. / 4.55 m – Tyler Anderson (2011) 14-00.00 ft. / 4.27 m – Matt Fosnaugh (2006) 13-06.00 ft. / 4.11 m – Rich Keifer (1995) 13-05.75 ft. / 4.11 m – Eric Swartz (2008) 13-00.25 ft. / 3.97 m – Dylan Waggy (2012) 13-00.25 ft. / 3.95 m – Ryan Johnston (2014) 12-11.50 ft. / 3.95 m – Dylan Waggy (2013) Long Jump 23-06.75 ft. / 7.18 m - Darius Spinks (2015) 23-03.50 ft. / 7.10 m – Kevin Dixon (2004)

22-05.00 ft. / 6.83 m -–Tim Price (1983) 22-00.75 ft. / 6.72 m – Mike Groll (2001) 21-04.75 ft. / 6.52 m – Reggie Neal (2012) 21-03.00 ft. / 6.48 m – Mark Leugers (2007) 21-02.00 ft. / 6.45 m – Corey Scarbrough (1996) 21-00.75 ft. / 6.42 m – Chris Respress (2001) 20-10.50 ft. / 6.36 m – Brian Roesti (1993) 20-06.50 ft. / 6.26 m – Adam McCollough (1996) Triple Jump 45-02.50 ft. / 13.78 m – Reggie Neal (2012) 45-02.25 ft. / 13.77 m – James Adams (1997) 43-00.25 ft. / 13.11 m – Kevin Dixon (2003) 42-09.00 ft. / 13.03 m – Mike Groll (2001) 41-11.25 ft. / 12.78 m – Alan Thompson (2007) 41-09.25 ft. / 12.78 m – Chris Respress (2001) 41-08.50 ft. / 12.71 m – Greg Jones (1983) 41-04.50 ft. / 12.61 m – Adam McCollough (1996) 41-04.25 ft. / 12.60 m – Brad Zarembski (2008) 41-01.75 ft. / 12.54 m – Audric Warren (2007)

Weight Throw 67-11.75 ft. / 20.72 m – Tom Postema (2013) 62-02.25 ft. / 18.95 m – Trevor Matuszak (2008) 53-01.75 ft. / 16.20 m – Anthony Nolfi (2013) 50-06.25 ft. / 15.40 m – Luiyi Nunez (2013) 47-08.50 ft. / 14.54 m – Josh Beaverson (2012) 46-06.25 ft. / 14.18 m -– Jacob Arnold (2014) 46-03.50 ft. / 14.11 m – Gene Szweda (2004) 45-11.25 ft. / 14.00 m - Jacob Rodriguez (2015) 45-03.75 ft. / 13.81 m – Nic Niehaus (2008) 44-08.75 ft. / 13.63 m – Shaun Billingsley (2000) Indoor Pentathlon 2840 – Eric Swartz (2006) 2391 – Steve Langley (2006)

Shot Put 55-09.00 ft. / 16.99 m – Tom Postema (2013) 49-03.75 ft. / 15.03 m – Howard Johnson (1969) 48-11.75 ft. / 14.93 m – Gene Szweda (2004) 48-10.75 ft. / 14.90 m – Bo Hill (2001) 45-01.25 ft. / 13.75 m – Josh Beaverson (2012) 44-08.25 ft. / 13.62 m – Dan Orta (2008) 44-02.50 ft. / 13.47 m – Anthony Nolfi (2013) 44-02.50 ft. / 13.47 m – Kallin St. John (2007) 44-01.50 ft. / 13.45 m – Luiyi Nunez (2013) 44-01.50 ft. / 13.45 m – Kenny King (1993)

MEN’S OUTDOOR RECORDS 100-Meter Dash 10.10 – Tom Herman (1966) 10.38 – Larry Nathan (1984) 10.50 – Eugene Mathis (1993) 10.60 – Matt Fleig (2005) 10.61 – Ben Davis (1966) 10.74 -- Darius Spinks (2015) 10.83 – Mike Wright (1970) 10.83 – Reggie Davis (1971) 10.83 – Dustin Winkler (2001) 10.83 – Brian Mosby (2001) 10.83 – Chris Respress (2001)

50.65 – Eric Hartman (1983) 50.84 – Marcus Alexander (2001) 50.85 – Ryan Burgei (2001) 51.24 – Marvin Gardner (1984) 51.32 – AJ Vetter (2003) 51.39 – Rich Keifer (1996)

200-Meter Dash 21.80 – Mike Johnson (1974) 21.81 -- Darius Spinks (2015) 21.84 – Blake Witherspoon (2009) 22.25 – Rich Keifer (1996) 22.46 – Matt Fleig (2005) 22.50 – Larry Nathan (1984) 22.64 – Aaron Demecs (2011) 22.70 – Kevin Finfrock (1983) 22.72 – Brian Mosby (2001) 22.76 – Chris Respress (2001) 400-Meter Dash 48.95 – Aaron Demecs (2011) 49.80 – Mike Pearson (1972) 50.31 – Josh Keppeler (2003)

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800-Meter Run 1:52.49 – Troy Parrett (2013) 1:54.60 – Jim Cross (1986) 1:55.70 – Bob Hans 1:56.64 – John McColl (2005) 1:56.83 – Madison Murphy (2013) 1:57.28 – Seth Bidlack (2010) 1:57.52 – Joe Davis (2012) 1:57.53 – Jared Walker (2002) 1:57.72 – Aaron Bronson (2010) 1:58.42 -- Jacob Rindler (2015) 1,500-Meter Run 3:52.00 – Doug Wiles (1983) 3:59.86 – Joe Davis (2014) 4:00.00 – Chris Bahr (1983) 4:05.14 – Hayden Krick (2012) 4:05.28 – John McColl (2005) 4:05.67 – Troy Parrett (2014) 4:07.56 – Justin Perkins (2011) 4:08.72 – Aaron Fraley (2011) 4:09.77 – Ken Freeman (1991)

4:10.10 – Jim Cross (1985) 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 9:22.67 – Justin Perkins (2010) 9:38.30 – Doug Wiles (1983) 9:42.40 – Nick Hudson (1998) 9:44.47 – Joe Davis (2013) 9:50.02 – Hayden Krick (2013) 9:53.56 – Aaron Fraley (2012) 10:22.00 – Charlie Scheetz (2002) 10:35.38 – Josh Miller (2001) 10:51.30 – Travis Treece (2006) 10:55.71 – John McColl (2002) 3,000-Meter Run 8:53.89 – Justin Perkins (2011) 5,000-Meter Run 14:52.91 – Joe Davis (2013) 15:15.60 – Hayden Krick (2013) 15:38.33 – Justin Perkins (2011) 15:44.80 – Bob Semple (1975) 15:53.43 – Josh Hilton (2014) 15:54.00 – Chris Bahr (1984) 16:25.09 – John McColl (2004) 16:28.00 – Jeff Petro (1987) 16:41.50 – Matt Rohlf (2011) 16:46.30 – Nick Hudson (1998)

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110-Meter Hurdles 14.60 – Dave Hodge (1984) 14.61 – Matt Albert (2003) 14.94 – Jim Clifford (1983) 14.96 – Austin Trivett (2010) 15.05 – Mike Groll (2001) 15.44 – Al Saylor (1985) 15.56 – Lance Laramore (1994) 15.72 – Austin Trivett (2011) 15.72 – Clayvon Finch (2012) 15.72 – Jordan Weber (2012)

Pole Vault

High Jump

6-10.75 ft. / 2.10 m – Marcus Alexander (2002) 6-09.00 ft. / 2.06 m – Andre Savage (1996) 6-08.25 ft. / 2.04 m – Brad Zarembski (2007) 6-08.00 ft. / 2.03 m – Austin Trivett (2010) 6-06.50 ft. / 1.99 m – Mark Froelich (1986) 6-06.00 ft. / 1.98 m – Jeff Michaels (1985) 6-06.00 ft. / 1.98 m – Stan Meinen (1983) 6-05.25 ft. / 1.962 m – Kyle Tietje (2012) 6-05.00 ft. / 1.955 m – Willis Stanley (1983) 6-04.75 ft. / 1.95 m – Eric Swartz (2007)

15-07.25 ft. / 4.76 m – Eric Nicely (2006) 15-05.50 ft. / 4.71 m – Dan Hardin-Wallace (2012) 15-03.00 ft. / 4.65 m – Austin Trivett (2011) 14-08.50 ft. / 4.48 m – Matt Fosnaugh (2005) 14-06.00 ft. / 4.42 m – Tyler Anderson (2010) 14-01.25 ft. / 4.30 m – Gary Evans (1968) 14-01.25 ft. / 4.30 m – Don Nelson (1968) 13-05.50 ft. / 4.10 m – Ryan Johnston (2012) 13-00.75 ft. / 3.98 – Dylan Waggy (2012) Long Jump 23-00.00 ft. / 7.01 m – Don Cathy (1965) 22-09.00 ft. / 6.93 m -- Darius Spinks (2015) 22-09.00 ft. / 6.93 m – Kevin Dixon (2003) 22-04.00 ft. / 6.81 m – Tim Price (1984) 21-10.50 ft. / 6.67 m – Reggie Neal (2012) 21-10.00 ft. / 6.65 m – Tyrone Gilbert (1980) 21-08.75 ft. / 6.62 m – Austin Trivett (2009) 21-08.75 ft. / 6.62 m – Mylon Betts (2002) 21-08.25 ft. / 6.61 m – Mike Groll (2001) 21-07.25 ft. / 6.58 m– Mark Leugers (2007)

300-Meter Hurdles 48:53 – Matt Fosnaugh (2005) 1:00.85 – Charlie Sheetz (2005)

4x800-Meter Relay 8:08.37 – Bidlack, Fraley, Perkins, Krick (2010) 8:31.36 – “A” (2005)

Decathlon 6188 – Austin Trivett (2010) 6167 – Eric Swartz (2007) 5576 – Dan Hardin-Wallace (2010) 4930 – Matt Fosnaugh (2007) 3895 – Alan Thompson (2007) 3502 – Aaron Fraley (2009) 3368 – Chad Copley (2007)

Shot Put 55-10.75 ft. / 17.04 m – Tom Postema (2013) 53-01.50 ft. / 16.19 m – Howard Johnson (1968) 48-06.75 ft. / 14.80 m – Gene Szweda (2004) 48-02.00 ft. / 14.68 m – Doug Stewart (1986) 47-09.25 ft. / 14.56 m – Bo Hill (2001) 45-07.00 ft. / 13.89 m – Luiyi Nunez (2014) 45-00.50 ft. / 13.73 m – Dan Orta (2007) 44-04.00 ft. / 13.51 m – Jay Leppelmeier (1985) 44-02.00 ft. / 13.46 m – Ryan Stoltz (2004) 44-00.00 ft. / 13.41 m – Kalin St. John (2007)

History and Records

4x400-Meter Relay 3:22.28 – Keifer, Laramore, McCullough, Roth (1996) 3:23.32 – “A” 3:23.58 – Johnston, Murphy, Parrett, Roth (2013) 3:23.70 – Meyer, Pearson, Hannon, Ha 3:24.03 – Demecs, Hardin-Wallace, Herron, Murphy (2011) 3:25.23 – Bidlack, Bronson, Demecs, Herron (2010) 3:25.75 – “A” (2003) 3:25.92 – Johnston, Davis, Wilson, Parrett (2014) 3:27.05 – Murphy, Davis, Johnston, Parrett (2012) 3:28.02 – Davis, Demecs, HardinWallace, Murphy (2011)

Hammer 215-10.50 ft. / 65.80 m – Tom Postema (2013) 196-06.00 ft. / 59.89 m – Trevor Matuszak (2008) 165-11.00 ft. / 50.58 m – Anthony Nolfi (2014) 161-11.00 ft. / 49.36 m -- Jacob Rodriguez (2015) 161-01.00 ft. / 49.10 m – Josh Beaverson (2012) 155-11.00 ft. / 47.54 m – Luiyi Nunez (2014) 155-08.00 ft. / 47.48 m – Gene Szweda (2004) 145-10.00 ft. / 44.47 m – Jacob Rodriguez (2014) 144-07.00 ft. / 44.07 m – Jacob Arnold (2014) 140-02.00 ft. / 42.72 m – Nic Niehaus (2008)

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4x100-Meter Relay 42.56 – Dixon, Keppeler, Albert, Fleig (2003) 42.58 – Harris, Witherspoon, Badenhop, Perry (2009) 42.60 – Decker, Kraushaar, Davis, Wright (1970) 42.97 – Finfrock, Martin, Bruton, Price (1983) 43.00 – Gardner, Price, Hodge, Nathan (1984) 43.34 – “A” (2001) 43.44 – Downs, Hardin-Wallace, Herron, Perry (2011) 43.51 – “A” (1996) 43.56 – Warren, Fosnaugh, Langley, Fleig (2006) 43.60 –Bechard, Neal, Finch, Hardin Wallace, (2012)

Triple Jump 47-00.00 ft. / 14.33 m – Reggie Neal (2012) 45-08.00 ft. / 13.92 m – Ed Turner (1985) 44-01.75 ft. / 13.46 m – Tyrone Gilbert (1980) 43-09.25 ft. / 13.34 m – Mike Groll (2001) 43-02.25 ft. / 13.16 m – Alan Thompson (2007) 43-01.00 ft. / 13.13 m – Eddie Henson (1989) 42-11.50 ft. / 13.09 m – Kevin Dixon (2003) 42-09.50 ft. / 13.04 m – Josh Keppeler (2003) 42-01.00 ft. / 12.83 m – Greg Jones (1983) 41-08.00 ft. / 12.70 m – Chris Respress (2001)

Javelin 210-07.00 ft. / 64.19 m – Doug Murry (1983) 190-04.75 ft. / 58.03 m – Kevin Kelly (2003) 189-06.50 ft. / 57.77 m – Mark Jacobs (1984) 175-01.00 ft. / 53.37 m – Austin Trivett (2010) 174-02.00 ft. / 53.09 m – Gene Szweda (2004) 162-10.00 ft. / 49.63 m – Adam Ridgway (1990) 158-07.00 ft. / 48.34 m – Matt Fosnaugh (2008) 157-08.00 ft. / 48.06 m – Eric Swartz (2006) 156-03.25 ft. / 47.63 m – Tracy Smith (1992)

Coaching Staff

400-Meter Hurdles 53.13 – Shawn Roth (1996) 54.46 – Matt Albert (2003) 54.97 – Mike Groll (2001) 55.33 – Doug Murray (1983) 56.00 – Andy Krebs (1994) 56.30 – Jesse Spikes (1988) 56.36 – Al Saylor (1986) 57.10 – Dave Hodge (1984) 57.15 – Jim Clifford (1983) 57.29 – Lance Laramore (1994)

132-09.00 ft. / 40.46 m – Jacob Arnold (2014) 132-08.00 ft. / 40.43 m -- Joshua Petro (2015) 132-04.00 ft. / 40.34 m – Michael Hauser (2010) 131-02.00 ft. / 39.98 m – Josh Beaverson (2011)

Discus 184-07.25 ft. / 56.27 m – Tom Postema (2013) 155-11.00 ft. / 47.52 m – Bob Pennel (1968) 151-04.00 ft. / 46.13 m – Howard Johnson (1969) 145-07.00 ft. / 44.37 m – Bo Hill (2001) 135-00.00 ft. / 41.16 m – Anthony Nolfi (2014) 133-07.00 ft. / 40.72 m – Robert Humbarger (1988)

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8:31.54 – Grillot, Hilton, Naylor, Whisler (2013)

Season Outlook

10,000-Meter Run 31:29.00 – Doug Wiles (1983) 32:10.66 – Hayden Krick (2013) 33:45.65 – Josh Hilton (2014) 35:06.30 – Jeff Petro (1987) 35:06.35 – Matt Rohlf (2011) 35:24.92 -- Colin Krick (2015) 35:28.95 -- Clayton Bruggeman (2015) 35:46.30 – Steve Jay (1993) 36:13.63 -- Zach Roush (2015) 36:15.30 – Mike Kuhens (1993)

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WOMEN’S INDOOR RECORDS 55-Meter Dash 7.41 – Angie Wittenmyer (2001) 7.42 – Micah Wilson (2014) 7.59 – Kristin Goldstein (2008) 7.72 – Bria Gendron (2008) 7.75 – Anika McCants (2001) 7.80 – Bree Anderson (2014) 7.89 – Sarah Johnson (2003) 7.91 – Azelia Goings (2001) 7.94 – Ashlyn Howell (2010) 7.94 – Marlea Rolander (2009) 55-Meter Hurdles 8.63 – Roxane Kruse (1998) 8.69 – Marlea Rolander (2009) 9.07 – Megan Frazier (2003) 9.24 – Margaret Sarfino (2014) 9.25 – Brooke Lime (2014) 9.62 – Kim Bingley (2013) 9.70 – Kali George (2013) 9.93 – Julie Kern (2006) 10.17 – Kristin Goldstein (2008) 11.27 – Bria Gendron (2008) 60-Meter Dash 7.87 – Micah Wilson (2014) 8.27 – Bree Anderson (2014) 8.30 - Micah Wilson (2015) 8.33 – Kali George (2014) 8.35 – Kristin Goldstein (2009) 8.37 - Bree Anderson (2015) 8.59 – Maegan Redick (2012) 8.59 – Marlea Rolander (2012) 8.62 - Waverly Weaks (2015) 8.63 – Ashlyn Howell (2010) 60-Meter Hurdles 9.31 – Brooke Lime (2013) 9.67 – Marlea Rolander (2009) 9.86 – Margaret Sarfino (2014) 10.26 - Leah Anderson (2015) 10.32 – Kali George (2014) 10.37 – Tina Bohanon (2011) 10.77 – Ashley Armbruster (2011) 10.83 – Malana Ledley (2012) 11.03 – Kristin Goldstein (2009) 12.90 – Julie Kern (2008) 200-Meter Dash 26.09 – Micah Wilson (2014) 26.57 – Roxane Kruse (1997) 26.86 – Kali George (2013) 27.38 – Bree Anderson (2014) 27.39 – Angie Wittenmyer (2001) 28.01 – Kristin Goldstein (2009) 28.10 – Tiffany Goings (2001) 28.16 – Maegan Redick (2013) 28.20 - Leah Anderson (2015) 28.49 - Bree Anderson (2015) 300-Meter Dash 42.87 – Kali George (2013) 44.97 – Angela Karacson (1996)

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45.00 – Roxane Kruse (1998) 45.73 – Angie Wittenmyer (2001) 46.17 – Amanda Misencik (2006) 46.17 – Sarah Johnson (2002) 46.19 – Courtney Swabb (2012) 46.49 – Kristin Goldstein (2009) 46.79 – Lenda Butcher (1998) 46.90 - Leah Anderson (2015) 400-Meter Dash 59.21 – Kali George (2013) 1:01.35 – Micah Wilson (2014) 1:01.96 – Katie Heitkamp (2013) 1:03.59 – Angela Karacson (1996) 1:03.84 – Lynsey Somers (2003) 1:03.94 – Brooke Lime (2012) 1:04.01 – Ashlyn Howell (2010) 1:04.17 – Sara Baillie (2003) 1:04.94 – Sarah Johnson (2002) 1:05.31 – Morgan Redick (2012) 1:05.45 – Tina Bohanon (2011) 500-Meter Dash 1:23.64 – Katie Heitkamp (2013) 1:24.96 – Courtney Lantz (2008) 1:25.41 – Amanda Zimmerman (2007) 1:25.43 – Lenda Butcher (1997) 1:27.81 – Erika DeBos (2011) 1:28.63 – Tina Bohanon (2011) 1:30.92 – Kelly Neff (2009) 1:23.18 – Courtney Swabb (2011) 1:33.53 – Kaye Bockbrader (2011) 1:35.59 – Katie Tibbets (2011) 600-Meter Dash 1:49.60 – Erika DeBos (2012) 1:51:33 – Courtney Lantz (2008) 1:51.43 – Amanda Zimmerman (2006) 1:55.56 – Courtney Swabb (2010) 1:55.58 – Mindy DeLong (2010) 1:55.93 – Kelly Neff (2010) 1:56.27 – Sadie Daeger (2012) 2:01.37 – Morgan Parsons (2008) 2:05.88 – Alisha Kazlausky (2013) 2:16.06 – Kristina Goodson (2009) 800-Meter Run 2:28.20 – Sara Baillie (2003) 2:30.31 – Eme Miller (2014) 2:30.50 – Rachel Munoz (2004) 2:30.71 – Kali George (2013) 2:31.00 – Erika DeBos (2011) 2:31.00 – Lenda Butcher (1997) 2:32.50 – Ericha Griep (2013) 2:33.43 – Amanda Zimmerman (2006) 2:35.80 – Maggie Maloy (2001) 2:36.41 - Eme Miller (2015)

3:26.28 - Courtney Kunk (2015) 3:28.52 – Kelly Neff (2008) 3:30.10 – Ericha Griep (2011) 3:35.12 – Kaye Bockbrader (2010) 3:37.63 – Bri Rodriguez (2013) 3:37.70 – Erika DeBos (2010) 1-Mile Run 5:21.31 - Eme Miller (2015) 5:25.20 – Eme Miller (2014) 5:33.75 – Kaitlin Switzer (2010) 5:36.75 – Ellen Stryffeler (2011) 5:40.21 - Courtney Kunk (2015) 5:46.07 – Ericha Griep (2013) 5:48.00 – Kate Busto (2011) 5:50.33 – Erika DeBos (2011) 5:53.51 – Bri Rodriguez (2012) 5:54.47 – Stacy Hall (2006) 3,000-Meter Run 10:34.74 – Eme Miller (2014) 10:39.32 - Eme Miller (2015) 11:11.22 – Kaitlin Switzer (2010) 11:17.30 – Melanie Lenk (2004) 11:21.06 – Ellen Stryffeler (2012) 11:47.33 – Kate Busto (2011) 11:55.00 – Stacy Hall (2004) 12:04.66 – Bri Rodriguez (2012) 12:09.88 - Courtney Kunk (2015) 12:14.95 – Kelsey Bowling (2014) 5,000-Meter Run 18:24.80 – Eme Miller (2014) 18.41.52 - Eme Miller (2015) 19:01.90 – Melanie Lenk (2004) 19:42.54 – Kaitlin Switzer (2010) 20:06.50 – Stacy Hall (2004) 20:10.48 – Ellen Stryffeler (2010) 20:20.06 – Kate Busto (2011) 20:36.00 – Beth Brigeman (2003) 20:54.57 – Bri Rodriguez (2012) 21:19.38 – Erika DeBos (2012) 4x200-Meter Relay

1:47.50 – George, Anderson, Weaks, Wilson (2014) 1:50.50 – “A” (2001) 1:51.39 – Redick, Redick, Swabb, George (2012) 1:51.43 – “A” (2002) 1:52.95 – George, Howell, Rolander, Swabb (2011) 1:54.72 – Johnson, Klear, Misencik, Somers (2004) 1:55.30 – Bell, DeBos, Redick, Weaks (2013) 1:55.82 - Weaks, Robbins, Heeter, Lutzke (2015) 1:55.88 – Goldstein, Lantz, Anders, Gendron (2008) 1:57.53 – Goldstein, Lantz, Thiel, Gendron (2008)

1,000-Meter Run 3:13.12 - Eme Miller (2015) 3:15.61 – Kaitlin Switzer (2011) 3:16.90 – Eme Miller (2014) 3:22.29 – Stacy Hall (2006)

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4x400-Meter Relay

4:09.84 – George, Lime, Anderson, Wilson (2014) 4:13.46 – George, Griep, Heitkamp, Lime (2013) 4:18.82 – Debos, George, Howell, Swabb (2011) 4:18.93 – Lime, Swabb, Redick, George (2012) 4:19.36 – George, Heitkamp, Howell, Swabb (2011) 4:20.40 – Johnson, Baillie, Somers, Wittenmyer (2002) 4:21.01 – George, Heitkamp, Lime, Weaks (2013) 4:22.18 – “A” (1998) 4:22.99 – Heitkamp, Rolander, Lime, George (2012) 4:25.50 – Baillie, Somers, Johnson, Frazier (2003) 11:35.14 – DeBos, Neff, DeLong, Sites (2010)

Distance-Medley Relay

High Jump

Shot Put

10-06.00 ft. / 3.20 m – Katie Haitkamp (2013) 9-06.25 ft. / 2.90 m – Kaitlyn Sandercock (2010) 9-06.25 ft. / 2.90 m – Emily Cole (2009) 9-00.50 ft. / 2.76 m – Angela Mester (2001) 9-00.25 ft. / 2.75 m – Alex Thiel (2008) 9-00.25 ft. / 2.75 m – Brittany Wildman (2013) 8-11.75 ft. / 2.74 m – Kate Borer (2013) 8-08.25 ft. / 2.65 m – Courtney Lantz (2009) 8-06.25 ft. / 2.60 m - Kelsey Bowling (2015) 8-06.25 ft. / 2.60 m – Kelsey Bowling (2013) 8-06.25 ft. / 2.60 m – Angelyn Kutchinski (2014)

Long Jump

18-10.00 ft. / 5.74 m – Roxane Kruse (1998) 17-06.25 ft. / 5.34 m – Kali George (2013) 16-06.50 ft. / 5.04 m – Waverly Weaks (2014) 16-03.75 ft. / 4.97 m – Angie Wittenmyer (2002) 16-01.75 ft. / 4.92 m – Margaret Sarfino (2014) 16-00.25 ft. / 4.88 m – Kim Bingley (2013) 15-11.75 ft. / 4.87 m - Waverly Weaks (2015) 15-11.75 ft. / 4.87 m – Ashlyn Howell (2011) 15-07.50 ft. / 4.76 m - Leah Anderson (2015) 15-05.50 ft. / 4.71 m – Sarah Johnson (2005) Triple Jump 34-05.50 ft. / 10.50 m – Margaret Sarfino (2014) 34-01.50 ft. / 10.40 m – Ashlyn Howell (2010) 33-04.00 ft. / 10.16 m – Alex Thiel (2008) 33-03.75 ft. / 10.15 m – Kristyn Tooley (2007) 33-03.25 ft. / 10.14 m – Angie Wittenmyer (2002) 32-10.50 ft. / 10.02 m – Lynsey Somers (2004) 32-08.50 ft. / 9.97 m – Waverly Weaks (2014) 32-03.50 ft. / 9.84 m – Kali George (2014) 32-00.75 ft. / 9.77 m – Emili Laughman (1998)

40-07.75 ft. / 12.39 m – Samantha Cook (2014) 39-02.00 ft. / 11.94 m – Tami Lupton (1998) 39-01.25 ft. / 11.92 m – Julie Risenburg (2003) 38-06.75 ft. / 11.75 m – Holly Stein (2008) 38-05.50 ft. / 11.72 m – Amanda Tooley (2009) 37-11.50 ft. / 11.57 m – Ellexsie Haughton (2014) 37-10.50 ft. / 11.54 m – Laura Derov (2008) 37-06.75 ft. / 11.45 m – Meghan Gee (2002) 37-03.50 ft. / 11.37 m – Lacy Perry (1998) 36-06.75 ft. / 11.14 m - Alexis Walker (2015)

Weight Throw

52-00.50 ft. / 15.86 m – Julie Risenburg (2003) 50-06.00 ft. / 15.39 m – Samantha Higdon (2008) 47-08.00 ft. / 14.53 m – Shannon Liechty (2003) 46-10.25 ft. / 14.28 m - Alexis Walker (2015) 45-10.25 ft. / 13.98 m – Amanda Tooley (2008) 45-03.75 ft. / 13.81 m – Ellexsie Haughton (2014) 42-11.50 ft. / 13.09 m – Jessica Lipstraw (2008) 42-06.00 ft. / 12.95 m – Meghan Gee (2002) 41-05.00 ft. / 12.62 m – Nikki Young (2014) 40-10.50 ft. / 12.46 m – Laura Derov (2007)

Indoor Pentathlon 3,036 – Kali George (2013) 2,666 – Margaret Sarfino (2014) 2,203 - Leah Anderson (2015) 1,982 – Julie Kern (2006) 100-Meter Dash

Coaching Staff

5-03.50 ft. / 1.61 m – Kali George (2013) 5-03.00 ft. / 1.60 m – Cassie McClendon (2003) 5-02.50 ft. / 1.59 m – Roxane Kruse (1998) 5-01.00 ft. / 1.55 m – Erika DeBos (2012) 5-00.25 ft. / 1.53 m – Lynsey Somers (2004) 5-00.00 ft. / 1.52 m – Addie Henricks (2011) 5-00.00 ft. / 1.52 m – Ame Myer (1994) 5-00.00 ft. / 1.52 m – Jodi Gajdostik (1993) 4-11.00 ft. / 1.50 m – Angela Mester (2002)

Pole Vault

Meet the Team

13:36.45 – DeBos, Stryffeler, Swabb, Daeger (2012) 13:45.87 – Switzer, Neff, DeBos, Stryffeler (2010) 13:47.55 – Bockbrader, Busto, Griep, Tibbits (2011) 13:52.97 - Bowling, Robbins, Textor, Kunk (2015) 14:13.64 – Bell, Daeger, DeBos, Rodriguez (2013) 14:27.96 – Stryffeler, DeBos, Swabb, Busto (2012) 14:30.47 – “A” (2004) 14:38.56 – Neff, Kern, Lantz, Switzer (2008)

31-11.50 ft. / 9.74 m – Kate Borer (2013)

Season Outlook

4x800-Meter Relay

4-10.25 ft. / 1.48 m – Julie Kern (2007)

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WOMEN’S OUTDOOR RECORDS

400-Meter Dash 58.00 – Paula Cantu (1986)

800-Meter Run 2:24.21 – Kali George (2013) 2:24.30 – Sheila Sizemore (1985) 2:24.98 – Kim Bingley (2013) 2:26.50 – Sara Baillie (2002) 2:28.12 – Erika DeBos (2011) 2:28.20 – Melanie Reinhart (1998) 2:30.30 – Megan Frazier (2003) 2:31.00 – Roxane Kruse (1997) 2:31.10 – Rachel Munoz (2004) 2:31.15 – Katie Heitkamp (2012) 1,500-Meter Run 5:00.30 – Patty Schiwebert (1978) 5:00.85 – Eme Miller (2014) 5:01.49 – Kaitlin Switzer (2011)

5:02.20 – Maggie Maloy (2001) 5:03.90 – Rachel Munoz (2004) 5:04.29 – Ericha Griep (2011) 5:05.10 – Carmen Yake (1984) 5:10.63 -- Eme Miller (2015) 5:13.00 – Ellen Stryffeler (2011) 5:14.19 – Stacy Hall (2006) 3,000-Meter Steeplechase 11:26.19 – Eme Miller (2014) 11:29.49 – Kaitlin Switzer (2011) 11:35.98 -- Eme Miller (2015) 12:00.91 – Ericha Griep (2011) 13:02.97 – Sadie Daeger (2012) 3,000-Meter Run 10:53.20 – Patty Schiwebert (1978) 11:24.86 – Kate Busto (2011) 11:25.85 – Maggie Maloy (2001) 11:27.62 – Melanie Lenk (2004) 11:59.68 – Erika DeBos (2011) 12:13.99 – Schlacter (1997) 12:26.09 – Hasson (1993) 12:26.00 – Stacy Hall (2004) 12:33.00 – Robin Sowers (1986) 12:42.00 – Rhonda Rentschler (1986)

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200-Meter Dash 25.32 – Micah Wilson (2014) 25.83 – Roxanne Kruse (1998) 25.89 – Angie Wittenmyer (2000) 26.46 – Kali George (2013) 26.69 – Shavonda Price (2010) 26.73 – Kristin Goldstein (2008) 26.76 – Kim Bingley (2012) 26.84 – Bree Anderson (2014) 27.26 – Ashlyn Howell (2010) 27.40 – Marlea Rolander (2009)

58.79 – Kali George (2014) 59.60 – Terri Blausey (1977) 1:00.44 – Shavonda Price (2010) 1:02.20 – Sarah Johnson (2003) 1:02.30 – Sara Baillie (2003) 1:02.42 – Lenda Butcher (1998) 1:02.52 – Katie Heitkamp (2013) 1:03.08 – Angela Karacson (1996) 1:03.30 – Norine Hackney (1984)

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100-Meter Dash 12.05 – Micah Wilson (2014) 12.43 – Angie Wittenmyer (2001) 12.60 – Joyce Smith (1986) 12.67 – Kristin Goldstein (2009) 12.76 – Leah Barrera (2001) 12.82 – Charneal Cole (1989) 12.96 – Colleen Adams (1984) 13.02 – Anika McCants (2001) 13.10 – Tiffany Goings (2001) 13.17 – Ashlyn Howell (2010)

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WOMEN’S OUTDOOR RECORDS (Cont.) 5,000-Meter Run 18:20.75 – Eme Miller (2014) 18:54.58 – Melanie Lenk (2004) 18:59.96 – Kaitlin Switzer (2011) 19:12.81 -- Eme Miller (2015) 19:29.56 – Stacy Hall (2005) 19:30.73 – Ellen Stryffeler (2011) 19:34.20 – Stephane Davis (1989) 19:41.29 – Kate Busto (2011) 19:55.20 – Beth Brigeman (2003) 20:20.00 – Maggie Malloy (1998) 10,000-Meter Run 39:55.60 – Melanie Lenk (2004) 41:58.70 – Ellen Stryffeler (2011) 42:13.30 – Beth Brigeman (2003) 43:04.22 – Kate Busto (2011) 43:57.16 -- Kelsey Bowling (2015) 45:43.00 – Robin Sowers (1988) 45:45.19 – Kelsey Bowling (2014) 46:09.47 – Kelly Neff (2009) 52:35.00 – Holly Morgan (1995) 100-Meter Hurdles 14.70 – Cathy Robinson (1980) 14.92 – Roxanne Kruse (1998) 14.93 – Brooke Lime (2012) 15.30 – Kim Bingley (2014) 15.39 – Marlea Rolander (2010) 16.04 – Margaret Sarfino (2014) 16.26 – Megan Frazier (2003) 16.71 – Kali George (2013) 16.87 – Sarah Plas (2006) 17.42 – Lisa Laub (1984) 400-Meter Hurdles 1:03.91 – Kim Bingley (2014) 1:05.32 – Brooke Lime (2012) 1:06.10 – Lynsey Somers (2002) 1:06.91 – Margaret Sarfino (2014) 1:07.06 – Marlea Rolander (2011) 1:07.50 – Melanie Reinhart (2000) 1:08.00 – Cathy Robinson (1978) 1:09.88 -- Leah Anderson (2015) 1:10.40 – Lisa Laub (1984) 1:10.70 – Megan Frazier (2003) 4x100-Meter Relay

49.21 – Goings, Barrera, Goings, Wittenmyer (2001) 49.97 – Wilson, George, Weaks, Anderson (2014) 50.10 – “A” (1985) 50.70 – “A” (1984) 51.22 – Howell, Rolander, Swabb, Goldstein (2010) 51.59 – Lime, Bingley, Redick, George (2012) 51.76 – George, Redick, Rolander, Swabb (2012) 51.82 – Lime, Redick, Redick, George (2012) 52.06 – “A” (2007) 52.23 – “A” (2003)

4x400-Meter Relay

4:03.64 – George, Bingley, Sarfino, Wilson (2014) 4:05.66 – Bingley, George, Heitkamp, Lime (2013) 4:09.16 – Howell, Goldstein, Swabb, Price (2010) 4:12.10 – Johnson, Baillie, Somers, Wittenmyer (2002) 4:12.17 – George, Heitkamp, Rolander, Swabb (2011) 4:12.90 – Johnson, Baillie, Somers, Klear (2003)

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4:12.98 – Heitkamp, Bingley, Swabb, George (2012) 4:13.10 – Hackney, Phillips, Laub, Plassman (1984) 4:13.18 – “A” (2012) 4:13.54 – Bingley, Redick, George, Swabb (2012)

High Jump

5-08.00 ft. / 1.73 m – Cathy Robinson (1980) 5-06.75 ft. / 1.70 m – Roxanne Kruse (1998) 5-05.50 ft. / 1.65 m – Kali George (2014) 5-04.25 ft. / 1.63 m – Cassie McClendon (2005) 5-02.25 ft. / 1.58 m – Lynsey Somers (2004) 5-02.00 ft. / 1.57 m – Elder (1993) 5-01.75 ft. / 1.57 m – Julie Kern (2007) 5-00.75 ft. / 1.54 m – Kim Bingley (2012) 5-00.00 ft. / 1.52 m – Jodi Gajdospik (1993) 4-11.75 ft. / 1.52 m – Alex Thiel (2008)

Pole Vault

10-09.25 ft. / 3.28 m – Katie Heitkamp (2012) 10-00.00 ft. / 3.05 m – Kate Borer (2013) 10-00.00 ft. / 3.05 m – Emily Cole (2008) 9-06.50 ft. / 2.91 m – Angela Mesterv (2003) 9-06.25 ft. / 2.90 m – Kaitlin Sandercock (2010) 9-06.25 ft. / 2.90 m – Courtney Lantz (2008) 9-02.25 ft. / 2.80 m – Alex Thiel (2008) 9-00.25 ft. / 2.75 m – Emily Cole (2011) 8-11.75 ft. / 2.74 m – Kate Borer (2012) 8-08.25 ft. / 2.65 m – Kelsey Bowling (2012) 8-08.25 ft. / 2.65 m – Brittany Wildman (2012)

Long Jump

18-01.75 ft. / 5.53 m – Roxanne Kruse (1997) 17-04.25 ft. / 5.29 m – Leah Barrera (2001) 17-04.00 ft. / 5.28 m – Kim Bingley (2014) 17-00.75 ft. / 5.20 m – Angie Wittenmy (2001) 17-00.25 ft. / 5.19 m – Kali George (2013) 16-11.00 ft. / 5.16 m – Sarah Johnson (2003) 16-10.25 ft. / 5.14 m – Waverly Weaks (2013) 16-06.75 ft. / 5.05 m – Melanie Rhinehart (1998) 16-06.50 ft. / 5.04 m - Waverly Weaks (2015) 16-06.00 ft. / 5.03 m – Joyce Smith (1986)

Discus

150-11.00 ft. / 46.00 m – Tami Lupton (1996) 130-01.00 ft. / 39.65 m – Holly Stein (2009) 126-02.00 ft. / 38.47 m - Hannah Williams (2015) 122-02.00 ft. / 37.24 m – Darlene Smith (1986) 118-06.00 ft. / 36.12 m – Meghan Gee (2001) 117-08.00 ft. / 35.86 m – Willa Stuart (1991) 116-05.00 ft. / 35.48 m – Pam Borton (1984) 113-06.00 ft. / 34.60 m - Brooke Waidelich (2015) 113-04.00 ft. / 34.54 m – Jessica Lipstraw (2009) 111-09.00 ft. / 34.08 m – Sam Cook (2014)

Javelin

128-06.00 ft. / 39.17 m – Jenny Swicker (1985) 125-06.00 ft. / 38.27 m – Kim Bingley (2014) 125-05.00 ft. / 38.23 m – Kali George (2014) 121-08.00 ft. / 37.08 m – Holly Stein (2009) 120-11.00 ft. / 36.86 m – Tara Robinson (2004) 118-10.00 ft. / 36.22 m – Angie Wittenmyer (2001) 114-06.00 ft. / 34.90 m – Rachel Moore (2005) 112-01.00 ft. / 34.16 m – Darlene Smith (1986) 111-06.00 ft. / 33.99 m – Shavonda Price (2010) 110-00.00 ft. / 33.53 m – Roxanne Kruse (1998)

Heptathlon 4770 – Roxanne Kruse (1997) 4506 – Kim Bingley (2012) 4450 – Kali George (2013) 3657 – Margaret Sarfino (2014) 3372 – Kristin Goldstein (2009) 3054 – Alex Thiel (2008) 2676 – Aubry Shafer (2007) 2667 – Bria Gendron (2008) 2327 – Erika DeBos (2010)

Triple Jump

36-04.75 ft. / 11.09 m – Margaret Sarfino (2014) 35-05.75 ft. / 10.81 m – Kristyn Tooley (2006) 34-07.75 ft. / 10.56 m – Ashlyn Howell (2010) 34-05.00 ft. / 10.49 m – Lynsey Somers (2003) 34-00.25 ft. / 10.37 m – Kali George (2013) 34-00.25 ft. / 10.37 m – Angie Wittenmyer (2001) 33-06.50 ft. / 10.22 m – Sarah Johnson (2005) 32-08.25 ft. / 9.96 m – Alex Thiel (2008) 32-05.75 ft. / 9.90 m – Waverly Weaks (2014) 32-03.75 ft. / 9.85 m - Waverly Weaks (2015)

Shot Put

41-04.25 ft. / 12.60 m – Tami Lupton (1997) 40-09.75 ft. / 12.44 m – Sam Cook (2014) 39-00.25 ft. / 11.89 m – Holly Stein (2008) 38-09.75 ft. / 11.83 m – Laura Derov (2007) 37-06.00 ft. / 11.43 m – Julie Risenburg (2003) 37-03.75 ft. / 11.37 m – Amanda Tooley (2008) 36-11.75 ft. / 11.27 m – Kim Bingley (2013) 36-10.25 ft. / 11.23 m - Alexis Walker (2015) 36-08.50 ft. / 11.19 m – Lucretia Perry (1998) 36-08.50 ft. / 11.19 m – Willa Stuart (1991)

Hammer

157-09.00 ft. / 48.08 m – Julie Risenburg (2004) 150-04.00 ft. / 45.82 m – Shannon Liechty (2003) 146-04.00 ft. / 44.60 m – Samantha Higdon (2007) 144-05.00 ft. / 44.02 m – Amanda Tooley (2009) 133-11.25 ft. / 40.82 m – Meghan Gee (2001) 132-08.00 ft. / 40.44 m – Laura Derov (2008) 129-07.00 ft. / 39.51 m - Hannah Williams (2015) 128-07.00 ft. / 39.20 m - Alexis Walker (2015) 126-05.00 ft. / 38.53 m – Jessica Lipstraw (2009) 125-01.00 ft. / 38.13 m – Nikki Young (2014)

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