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Name: Middle Tennessee State University Location: Murfreesboro, Tenn. Enrollment: 25,191 Founded: 1911 Nickname: Blue Raiders Colors: Royal Blue and White President: Sidney A. McPhee Director of Athletics: Chris Massaro Sr. Women’s Administrator: Diane Turnham Main Athletics Phone: 615/898-2450 Web Site: GoBlueRaiders.com Conference: Sun Belt Indoor Facilty: Murphy Center Outdoor Facility: Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium

Athletes and Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2010 Rosters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Men’s Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Women’s Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Newcomers’ Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 2010 Season Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Head Coach Dean Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Murphy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Sports Medicine Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Strength and Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Academic Enhancement Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Residence and Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 2009 Year in Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 2009 Indoor Performance Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 2009 Outdoor Performance Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 2009 Championships Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 2009 Cross Country Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 2009 Cross Country Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 History and Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 MT Track Through the Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Middle Tennessee Olympians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Middle Tennessee School Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Middle Tennessee All-Americans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Indoor Conference Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Outdoor Conference Champions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Sun Belt Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Sun Belt Team Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Blue Raider Honor Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 We are Middle Tennessee’s Best . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Why Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Sun Belt Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Blue Raider Athletic Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Murfreesboro, Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 President Sidney McPhee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Athletic Director Chris Massaro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 GoBlueRaiders.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Head Coach Head Coach: Dean Hayes Alma Mater/Year: Lake Forest/1959 Hayes’ Office Phone: 615/898-2571 Overall Conference Titles: 44 Sun Belt Titles: 15 NCAA Top 25 Finishes: 18 Coach of the Year Honors: 27

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Keith Vroman Alma Mater/Year: Eastern Kentucky/2000 Vroman’s Office Phone: 615/898-5879 Assistant Coach: Andrew Owusu Alma Mater/Year: Alabama/1996 Owusu’s Office Phone: 615/898-5878 Alma Mater/Year: Middle Tennessee/2005 Assistant Coach: Thomas Keith Alma Mater/Year: Middle Tennessee/1980

Athletic Communications

Director/Assistant AD: Mark Owens Track Contact: Christian Lemon Lemon’s e-mail: lemon@goblueraiders.com Lemon’s Office Phone: 615/898-5272 Lemon’s Cell Phone: 901/268-9383 Assistant: Jessica Stauffacher Assistant: Travis Woods AC Fax: 615/898-5626 Mailing Address: 1301 E. Main St., MTSU Box 20 Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Overnight Address: 1500 Greenland Dr.

Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Mission Statement

The Middle Tennessee athletic program is committed to quality athletics that bring the campus together and promote a sense of pride and tradition in academic and athletic excellence. These programs also bring the University regional and national recognition and provide a link between the University, its alumni, and the community at large. They give students, faculty, and alumni opportunities for innovative public service activities that better the community. Athletics uses financial and physical resources to maintain and develop sports programs to accomplish the mission of the University.

Credits

The 2010 Middle Tennessee Track Media Guide is a production of the Athletic Communications Department. The guide was written and designed by Graduate Assistant Christian Lemon. Printing by Interstate Printing in Mobile, Ala. Covers designed by David Lowery, DGL Graphix. Photography provided by Bradley Lambert. Content assistance provided by Travis Woods, Jessica Stauffacher, Bradley Lambert and Mark Owens. Special thanks to the Middle Tennessee track coaching staff, the Sun Belt Conference, opposition sports information contacts and past track sports information directors.

MTSU, a Tennessee Board of Regent university, is an equal opportunity, nonracially identifiable, educational institution that does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities Sp018.




Athletes & Coaches


2010 Team Schedule 2010 Blue Raider Roster Men’s Bios Women’s Bios Newcomers 2010 Men’s Preview 2010 Women’s Preview Head Coach Dean Hayes Assistant Coaches

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2009-10 Middle Tennessee Schedule

Indoor

December

12

MT Christmas Invitational

Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Murphy Center)

Tennessee State Invitational Kentucky Invitational Blue Raider Invitational Rod McCravey Memorial

Nashville, Tenn. Lexington, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Murphy Center) Lexington, Ky.

6 13

Middle Tennessee Invitational MT Valentine Invitational

Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Murphy Center) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Murphy Center)

27-28

Sun Belt Indoor Championships

Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Murphy Center)

NCAA Last Chance Invitational

Ames, Iowa

January

10 15-16 23 29-30

February

March

6

12-13 NCAA Indoor Championships

20 26-27

Fayetteville, Ark.

Outdoor

Rhodes Invitational Yellow Jacket Invitational

Memphis, Tenn. Atlanta, Ga.

Tiger Track Classic Sea-Rays Relays Boston-Moon Invitational Vanderbilt Invitational Penn Relays Western Kentucky Invitational

Auburn, Ala. Knoxville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Philadelphia, Pa. Bowling Green, Ky.

April

2-3 9-10 10 16-17 22-24 24

May

7-9 Sun Belt Outdoor Championships 14-15 Georgia Tech Invitational

Denton, Texas Atlanta, Ga.

28-29 NCAA Mideast Regional Championships

June 9-12 NCAA Outdoor Championships



Eugene, Ore.


2010 Blue Raider Track Roster Men’s Track and Field Name

Event

Ht.

Wt.

Cl.

Hometown (Previous School)

Philip Benavides Malcolm Beyah Isaac Biwott Joshua Butler Robert Carter Justin Chambers Festus Chemaoi Jarell Dorsey David Emery Robert Ezell Matthew Farris Stanley Gbagbeke Sean Giffin Rod Issac Vincent Johnson Curtis King Chris Mason Roscoe Payne DeRay Sloss William Songock Andrew Wagner Joshua Wheeler

Distance Sprints Distance Jumps Sprints Sprints Distance Sprints Distance Sprints Distance Jumps/Sprints Distance Sprints Jumps/Sprints Sprints Distance Hurdles Hurdles Distance Throws Distance

6-1 5-11 5-9 5-11 5-9 5-9 5-9 5-6 6-3 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-7 5-11 5-9 5-9 5-10 6-3 6-2 5-9 6-2 5-10

165 182 130 168 130 160 128 155 154 155 170 154 145 188 160 165 135 172 194 116 175 155

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

Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic HS) Chamblee, Ga. (Chamblee HS) Burnt Forest, Kenya (Kapngetuny) Glassboro, N.J. (Delsea Regional HS [Neosho County C.C.]) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Central HS) Acworth, Ga. (Kell HS [The Cottage Schoo]) Ainobkoi, Kenya (Kapngetuny) Baltimore, Md. (Calvert Hall College HS [Temple Univ.]) Pinckney, Mich. (Pinckney HS) Antioch, Tenn. (Antioch HS) Winchester, Tenn. (Franklin County HS) Oginibo, Nigeria (Oviorie [Delta State]) Shelbyville, Tenn. (Shelbyville Central HS) Miami, Fla. (Miami-Dade Central HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Glencliff HS) Montgomery, Ala. (Jefferson Davis HS [Johnson City CC/Pratt CC]) Auburn, N.Y. (Auburn HS [S.U.N.Y. Delhi]) Flint, Mich. (Carman-Ainsworth HS) Nashville, Tenn. (McGavock HS [Belmont]) Moiben, Kenya (Uasin Gishu HS) Germantown, Tenn. (Houston HS) Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside HS [Concordia])

Women’s Track and Field Name

Event

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Marla Bailey Kayla Bryan Brittany Cox Anntoinette Dudley Samantha Hunt Kiara Henry Amber Jackson Amber Kassuba Sarah Nambawa Cherice Robertson Alissa Ruggle Zamzam Sangau Rispah Sang Jackline Serem Stephanie Smith Caroline Tanui MeLyn Thompson Kortney Thurman Kristen Tithof Nyeisha Wright

Distance Distance Throws Hurdles/Jump Distance Sprints Middle Distance Distance Jumps Hurdles/Jump Distance Distance Distance Distance Distance Distance Throws Jumps/Sprints Distance Jumps/Sprints

5-9 5-5 5-9 5-11 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-4 5-5 5-8 5-2 5-6 5-2 5-1 5-4 5-2 5-6 5-7 5-6 5-7

Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. r-Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. r-Jr.

Hometown (Previous School) Barrie, Ontario (Barrie Central HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Karns HS) Antioch, Tenn. (Glencliff HS) Jacksonville, Fla. (Terry Parker HS) Gaylord, Mich. (Gaylord HS) Atmore, Ala. (Escambia Country HS) Chicago, Ill. (Evanston Township HS) Vanderbilt, Mich. (Gaylord HS) Kampala, Uganda (Ndejje University) Memphis, Tenn. (Ridgeway HS) Mahattan, Kan. (Riley HS) Kampala, Uganda (Kyambog University) Kericho, Kenya (Kabokyek Adventist Secondary) Rift Valley, Kenya (Sacho HS) Aurora, Ontario (Dr. G.W. Williams S.S.) Eldoret, Kenya (Loreto HS) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Girls Prepatory School) Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern HS) Friendsville, Tenn. (William Blount HS) Colorado Springs, Colo. (Widefield HS [Southern Mississippi])

Head Coach: Dean Hayes Assistant Coach: Keith Vroman Assistant Coach: Thomas Keith Assistant Coach: Andrew Owusu Assistant Coach: Willie Parker




2010 Men’s Profiles Philip Benavides Senior • 6-1 • 165 Knoxville, Tenn. • Knoxville Catholic HS Distance

800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:55.01 o / 2:01.69 i 1,500 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:07.12 o 3,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:01.95 i

2009-10 Cross Country Placed 72nd at the Sun Belt Championships (8K) in a time of 32:12.02. 2008-09 Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors as member of the DMR team at the Sun Belt Championships with third place finish in 10:18.31 ... Set a personal best in the 800 meters at the Rod McCravy, running a 2:01.69, finishing 32nd overall ... Placed eighth in the 800 in 2:05.03 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished 13th in the 800 in 2:04.65 at the MT Valentine Invitational. Outdoor Set a lifetime best of 4:07.12 in the 1,500 meters at the Boston-Moon Classic ... Won as a member of the distance medley relay team in a time of 10:05.04 and placed sixth in 8:08.29 in the 4x800 meter relay at the Georgia Relays ... Placed ninth in the 800 at the Western Kentucky Invitational in 1:56.82 ... Placed 10th in 800 in 1:55.01 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Came in 24th in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.14 at the Tiger Track Classic. 2007-08 Cross Country Finished in the top 45 in five of the six events ... Placed 39th at the Belmont Opener in 16:43.71 (5K) and 38th at the UTC Powerade Invitational in 17:08 (5K) ... Finished 43rd at the Old Timers Classic in 28:03.71 (5 miles) and 191st at the Louisville Classic in 27:14.18 (8K) ... Posted an 11th-place showing at the FrontRunner Invitational in 16:59 (5K) and placed 33rd at the Sun Belt Championships in 27:30.91 (5 miles). Indoor Finished sixth in the mile run in 4:33.35 and eighth in 3:45.65 as a member of the mile relay team at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Placed 17th in the mile (4:33.49) at the Kentucky Invitational ... Came in ninth in the 3000 meters in 9:16.45 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Ran the mile in 4:38.18 at the Middle Tennessee Classic, placing 11th ... Placed 39th in the 3000 in 9:01.95 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Finished 21st in the mile run in 4:43.10 at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Ran with the 4x1500m relay, finishing third, and distance medley relay in second at the Clemson Relays in times of 16:51.40 and 10:47.37, respectively ... Set a personal best of 4:08.98 in the 1500 meters, placing 34th, at the Tiger Track Classic ... Placed 15th with a personal-best 4:07.14 at the Boston-Moon Classic ... Finished first as member of the 4x1500m relay team at the Sea Ray Relays ... Set a personal best of 15:38.88 in the 5000 meters finishing 21st at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Came in 13th in the 3000-meter steeplechase in 10:39.33. 2006-07 Cross Country Finished 39th in 17:29 over 5K at the UTC Opener and 34th in 30:40.70 over 8K at the WKU Old Timers Classic ... Placed 35th in 17:27 over 5K at the FrontRunner Invitational ... Came in 53rd at the Sun Belt Championships in 28:35.48 over 8K. Indoor Did not compete. Outdoor Placed 30th in the 1500 meters in 4:12.19 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Finished 26th in the 1500 in 4:11.91 and was a member of the eighth-place 4x400meter relay (3:37.38) at the Tiger Track Classic ... Posted a personal-best 9:08.20, placing 11th in the 3000 meters at the Boston-Moon Classic ... Set another PR in the 3000 in 9:03.67 and ran 800 meters in 2:02.62 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Placed 12th in the 5000 meters in 15:40.01 at the Stan Lyons Invitational ... Came in 13th in the 10,000 meters in 36:22.17 at the Sun Belt Championships.



High School Two-year letterwinner in track and cross country at Knoxville Catholic HS ... Region and metro champion and finished third in state for two miles ... Holds the school record for two miles ... Also lettered three years in soccer. Personal Born Philip Austin Benavides on February 21, 1988 ... Son of Dolly Young and Phil Benavides ... Majoring in business administration.

Malcolm Beyah Sophomore • 5-11 • 182 Chamblee, Ga. • Chamblee HS Sprints

55 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.44 i 100 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.89 o 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.46 o / 22.53 i

2008-09 Indoor Won the 55-meter dash in 6.44 at the Middle Tennessee Invitational ... Finished third in the 55 meters in 6.46 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed ninth in the 55 meters and 11th in the 200 meters at the Sun Belt Championships with times of 6.51 and 22.15, respectively ... Placed 16th in the 60-meter dash at the Rod McCravy Memorial in 7.0. Outdoor Finished 20th in the 100-meter dash and 31st in the 200 meters at the Sun Belt Championships with preliminary times of 10.89 and 22.52, respectively ... Placed 28th in the 100 meter dash in a time of 11.02 at the Georgia Tech Invitational. High School Rated as the 90th best athlete in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 186 as a wide receiver by Scout.com ... Played offense, defense and special teams for Chamblee High School, which finished No. 3 in the 2007 Georgia Associated Press poll ... Also excelled on the track, where he owned the fastest 200-meter time in the state and the 12th fastest in the nation with a time of 21.46 ... His 55-meter time of 6.48 was the 26th fastest nationally ... Trained with former two-time Olympic gold medalist Antonio McKay ... Clocked in high school at 4.32 and 4.39 in the 40-yard dash. Personal Born Malcolm Jamaal Beyah on October 23, 1989 ... Son of Reginald and Carla Beyah.

Isaac Biwott Junior • 5-9 • 130 Burnt Forest, Kenya • Kapngetuny Distance

3,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:48.21 i 3,000 Meter Steeplchase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:20.01 o 5,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:55.2 o / 15:08.1 i

2009-10 Cross Country Earned All Sun Belt honors by finishing ninth at the Sun Belt Championships (8K) in a time of 27:52.35 ... Came in fifth at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) in a time of 16:01 ... Placed 11th at UTC Opener (2M) in 16:17 ... Finished 17th in a time of 26:55.52 at the WKU Old Timers Classic (8K) ... Ran to an 18th-place finish at the Belmont Opener (5K) in 16:24.15 ... Came in 104th at the Greater Louisville Classic (8K) in a time of 25:47.92.


2010 Men’s Profiles 2008-09 Cross Country Finished in the top 30 in six out of eight races ... Placed third in 17.49 at the Agnes Scott Invitational (5K) and 18th in 16:04.61 at the Belmont Opener (5K) ... Finished 28th in the Memphis Twilight Classic (8K) coming in at 26:44.91 and at 27:15.20 at the WKU Old Timers Classic (5 miles) ... Came in 11th with a personalbest 15:49 at the UTC Invitational (5K) ... Finished the season running 18th at the Sun Belt Championships (8K). Indoor Set a personal best of 8:48.21 in the 3,000 meters at the Middle Tennessee Classic, finishing second overall ... Finished second in mile run at the MT Valentine Invitational in 4:20.84 ... Came in sixth in the 3,000 meters in 8:53.8 at the Sun Belt Championships, also placed 15th in the mile in 4:30.03 ... Placed seventh in the mile in 4:28.78 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished ninth in the 800 meters in 2:02.02 at the Ed Temple Classic ... Came in 17th in the mile at the Kentucky Invitational, finishing in 4:27.57. Outdoor Placed fifth for a season best in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Sun Belt Championships in a time of 9:20.01, also finished eighth in the 5,000 meters in a 15:02.54 ... Finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:39.7 at the War Eagle Invitational ... Came in sixth as a member of the 4x800-meter relay team in a time of 8:08.29 at the Georgia Relays … Ran the 4x1,500-meter relay at the Sea Rays Relays in a time of 16:23.43, finishing sixth overall … Ran the 1,500 meters in 4:02.82 placing 19th at the Tiger Track Classic. 2007-08 Cross Country Earned All-Sun Belt honors after placing 10th at the SBC Championships, finishing the five-mile course in 26:09.38 ... Finished in the top 30 in four of the five events ... Placed 23rd at the UTC Powerade Invitational in 16:09 (5K), 27th at the Old Timers Classic in 26:53.24 (5 miles) and eighth at the FrontRunner Invitational in 16:05 (5K) ... Ran 8K at the Louisville Classic in 25:47.68. Indoor Placed fourth in the mile run in 4:26.06 and was a member of the eighth-place mile relay (3:45.65) at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished 12th in the mile (4:27.75) and was a member of the 10th-place 4x400-meter relay (3:43.27) at the Kentucky Invitational ... Placed fourth in the 800 meters in 1:58.13 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished 31st in the 800 (2:01.35) and 23rd in the mile (4:20.38) at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Placed ninth in the 800 in 1:58.91 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished fifth in a personal-best 15:08.14 in the 5,000 meters, sixth in the mile in 4:20.28 and was a member of the third-place distance medley relay (10:18.16) at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Member of the third-place 4x1,500 meter relay (16:51.40) and the second-place distance medley relay (10:47.37) at the Clemson Relays ... Placed fourth and set a personal best in the 5,000 meters (14:55.22) at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Finished second in the 1,500 meters at the Coach O Invitational in 3:59.24 ... Placed fourth in the 10,000 meters at the Sun Belt Championships in 32:38.33. Before Middle Tennessee Ran track for Elijah Kiprokos and attended Olaare Primary and Kapngetuny HS in Eldoret, Kenya. Personal Born Isaac Kiptanui Biwott on August 15, 1986 ... Son of Simion and Sarah Biwott ... Cousin Julius Kosgei was an All-American at Harding University.

Robert Carter Junior • 5-9 • 130 Chattanooga, Tenn.. • Central HS Sprints

55 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.41 i 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.1 o / 22.28 i 400 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.52 / 49.87 i

2008-09 Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors as a member of the third place DMR team at the Sun

Belt Championships with a time of 10:18.31 ... Won the 400 meters in 50.54 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Set a personal best of 49.87 in the 400 placing 14th and was a member of the fourth place 4x400m-relay team finishing in 3:18.11 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Member of the fifth place 4x400m-relay team in 3:29.49 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Earned two fifth-place finishes in the 200 and 400 meters at the MT Valentine Invitational with times of 22.63 and 50.31, respectively ... Placed sixth in the 200 in 22.44 and fifth in the 400 in 51.65 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Came in seventh in 51.72 in the 400 at the Ed Temple Classic ... Ran a 50.64 preliminary time in the 400, finishing 17th overall at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Set a lifetime best of 49.53 in the 400 meters at the Georgia Tech Invitational placing, 28th overall ... Won as a member of the distance medley relay at the Georgia Relays with a time of 10:05.4, also placed ninth in the 400 meters in 50.5 ... Came in fourth in the 400 in 50.12 at the Boston-Moon Classic ... Placed 18th in the 400 at the Sun Belt Championships with a preliminary time of 50.23 ... Finished 23rd in the 400 in 50.19 at the War Eagle Invitational. 2007-08 Indoor Placed 13th in the 400 meters in 54.43 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished 14th in the 200 meters in 23.41 and posted a time of 6.84 in the 55 meters at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Placed 13th in the 200 in 23.32 and 12th in the 400 in 54.23 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished 16th in the 400 in 53.55 at the MT Valentine Invitational and 21st in 52.12 at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Posted a 400-meter time of 52.77 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Finished the 200 meters in 23.15 and the 400 in 52.26 at the Tiger Track Classic ... Posted a time of 22.76 in the 200 and 52.69 in the 400 at the Coach O Invitational. High School Posted personal-best times of 22.1 in the 200 meters and 11.01 in the 100 meters for coach Reggie Upshaw at Chattanooga Central HS. Personal Born Robert Curtis Carter III on March 9, 1989 ... Son of Robert and Tina Carter.

Festus Chemaoi Junior • 5-9 • 128 Ainobkoi, Kenya • Kapngetuny Distance

800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:49.4 o / 1:50.27 i 1,500 Meters/Mile Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:44.62 o / 4:06.29 i 5,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:17.19 o / 14:49.29 i

2009-10 Cross Country Became the first male runner at Middle Tennessee to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championships since 1971 ... Earned All NCAA South Regional (10K) honors by finishing 13th at the NCAA South Regional (10K) in a time of 30:38.50 ... Garnered all-conference honors, placing second at the Sun Belt Championships (8K) in 26:42.14 ... Won the Belmont Opener (5K), UTC Opener (5K) and the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) with respective times of 15:11.96, 15:30 and 15:11 ... Came in third at the WKU Old Timers Classic (8K) in a time of 24:59.51 ... Placed 10th at the Greater Louisville Classic (8K) in 24:20.48 ... Finished 146th at the NCAA Cross Country Championships (10K) in 31:31.1. 2008-09 Cross Country Finished in the top 10 in five out of eight races ... Won the season opener at the Agnes Scott Invitational in 17:13 and finished ninth at the Belmont Opener (5K) in 15:54.35 ... Came in 25th at the Memphis Twilight Classic (8K) in 26:31.55 and 45th at the Greater Louisville Classic (8K) in 25:00.48 for a season-best time ... Finished the season with two top-10 finishes, coming in eighth at the WKU Old Timer’s Classic (8K) in 26:07.60 and sixth at the UTC Invitational (5K) in 15:28 ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors, coming in eighth at the Sun Belt Championships (8K), finishing in 25:57.97.




2010 Men’s Profiles Indoor Ranked 60th on the NCAA descending order list in the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.27 recorded at the NCAA Last Chance meet to earn an NCAA Provisional mark and set a school record ... Earned Top Meet Scorer and Most Outstanding Male track athlete at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships and earned All-Conference in the 800 meters, mile run and 3000 meters ... Won the 800 in 1:55.76 and mile in 4:11.18, placed second in the 3000 in 8:22.0, setting a personal best, and set a lifetime best of 14:49.29 in the 5000 meters at the Sun Belt Championships ... Won the 800 in 1:56.08 and mile in 4:14.40 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Won the 800 at the MT Valentine Invitational in 1:51.64 ... Placed eighth in the 3000 at the Kentucky Invitational in 8:22.89 ... Placed first in the 800 in 1:54.78 Middle Tennessee Classic ... Set personal bests of 4:06.29 in the mile, placing second and 11th in the 800 in 1:53.12 at the Rod McCravy Memorial. Outdoor Ranked 49th on the NCAA descending order list in the 1,500 meters and 60th in the 800 meters ... Earned NCAA Regional qualifying times of 3:44.62 in the 1,500 and 1:49.48 in the 800 ... Set Middle Tennessee records of 1:49.48 in the 800 and 14:17.79 in the 5000 meters ... Placed first overall in the 5000 at the Penn Relays in a time of 14:17.79 ... Won both the 800 and 1,500 at the Sun Belt Championships in times of 1:51.66 and 3:47.25, respectively … Won the 1500 in an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 3:46.28 and third in the 800 meters in 1:51.69 at the Tiger Track Classic … Won as a member of the distance medley relay in a time of 10:05.04 at the Georgia Relays, also took 11th in the 4x400-meter relay (3:40.96) and sixth in the 4x800-meter relay (8:08.29) … Placed 14th in the 800 at the Georgia Tech Invitational. 2007-08 Cross Country Placed in the top 25 in the first four events of the year, winning twice ... Won his first collegiate event, finishing the 5K course at the Belmont Opener in 15:12.45 ... Placed fourth at the Old Timers Classic in 25:27.91 (5 miles) and 23rd at the Louisville Classic in 24:39.38 (8K) ... Won the UTC FrontRunner Invitational in 15:16 (5K) ... Had a mishap at the Sun Belt Championships in which his shoe came off during the race, which pushed him back to 11th in 26:15.91 (5 miles) ... Finished 49th at the NCAA South Regional in 32:33.99 (10K). Indoor Garnered Sun Belt Freshman of the Year honors after compiling 18 points at the conference championships, winning the mile run along the way ... Earned AllSun Belt honors in the mile and also after placing third in the 3000 meters at the SBC Championships ... Won the mile in 4:13.96 and the 3000 in 8:39.29 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished third in the 3000 in a personal-best 8:30.61 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Placed third in the mile in 4:17.55 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Won the 3000 in 8:49.51 and was fourth in the mile in 4:23.28 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished 14th in the mile in 4:13.59 and 36th in the 800 meters in 2:04.40 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Placed 17th in the 800 in 2:02.95 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Won the mile in 4:16.81, placed third in the 3000 in 8:31.04 and finished seventh in the 5000 in a personal-best 15:19.66 at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Earned Sun Belt Freshman of the Year honors after earning 19 points at the Sun Belt Championships in four events ... Ranked 118th in the nation on the NCAA descending order list in the 3000-meter steeplechase with time of 9:40.33 ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the steeplechase and 1500 meters, winning the steeplechase and placing third in 1500 at the SBC Championships ... Member of the third-place 4x1500-meter relay (16:51.40) at the Clemson Relays ... Placed third in the steeplechase in 9:45.18 at Yellow Jacket Invitational and third in same event in 9:28.82 at the Tiger Track Classic ... Member of the winning 4x1500 relay (16:23.42) at the Sea Ray Relays ... Set a personal best in the 800 meters (1:57.24) and finished third in the 5000 meters in a personal-best 14:54.48 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Won the 1500 in 3:56.34 and placed second in the 800 with another PR (1:54.72) at the Coach O Invitational ... Won the steeplechase at the SBC meet in 9:40.33, placed third in the 1500 (3:57.38), finFestus Chemaoi



ished seventh in the 5000 (15:34.83) and was eighth in the 800 ... Finished 22nd in the steeplechase at the NCAA Mideast Regional in 9:40.18. Before Middle Tennessee Voted the Cross Country Athlete of the Year twice at Kapngetuny HS and won the secondary schools cross country championship once. Personal Born Festus Kipchirchir Chemaoi on November 20, 1986 ... Son of David Chemaoi and Nelly Kiplagat.

David Emery Junior • 6-3 • 154 Pinckney, Mich. • Pinckney HS Distance

800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:55.48 o / 1:54.51 i 1,500 Meters/Mile Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:54.03 o / 4:12.12 i 3,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:38.57 i

2009-10 Cross Country Placed 11th at the Sun Belt Championship (8K) in a time of 28:00.88 ... Came in fourth at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) in a time of 15:59 ... Finished 12th at the UTC Opener (5K) in 16:17 ... Placed 22nd at the WKU Old Timers Classic (8K) in a time of 27:32.74 ... Ran to a 23rd-place finish at the Belmont Opener (5K) in 16:26.67 ... Finished 85th at the Louisville Classic (8K) in 25:37.57. 2008-09 Cross Country Finished in the top 20 in five of eight races ... Came in fourth at the Agnes Scott Invitational (5K) at 18:01 and 11th at the Belmont Opener, finishing in 15:54.87 ... Finished 28th in 26:44.91 at the Memphis Twilight Classic and 17th in 27:38.30 at the WKU Old Timer’s Classic ... Placed 63rd at the Greater Louisville Classic (8K) in 25:18.10 and seventh at the UTC Invitational (5K) in 15:29 for a personal best ... Finished ninth at the Sun Belt Championships (8K) in 26:01.54 earning all-conference honors. Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors as a member of the third-place DMR team at the Sun Belt Championships with a time of 10:18.31 ... Won the mile run in 4:20.02 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished second in the mile in 4:15.14 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Placed eighth in the 3000 meters in 9:04.61 ... Came in ninth at the Rod McCravy Memorial in the mile, running a 4:20.65 ... Finished seventh in the mile in 4:20.22 and 11th in the 800 meters in 1:58.87 at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Placed fifth in the 1,500 meters in 3:54.03 for a lifetime best and sixth in the 800 meters in 1:55.7 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Set a lifetime best of 1:53.41 in the 800 in the preliminary heat at the Sun Belt Championships ... Won as a member of the distance medley relay team at the Georgia Relays in a time of 10:05.04 ... Finished sixth as a member of 4x1,500-meter relay team at the Sea Rays Relays in 16:23.43, also finished 28th in the 800 in 1:55.48 ... Placed 15th in both the 3,000 and 1,500 meters at the Tiger Track Classic with times of 8:58.69 and 3:59.49, respectively ... Placed 27th in the 1,500 in 3:55.58 at the Georgia Tech Invitational. 2007-08 Indoor Placed fifth in the 3000 meters in 9:09.79 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished 14th in the mile run in 4:29.93 and 20th in the 800 meters in 2:03.63 and was a member of the 10th-place 4x400-meter relay (3:43.27) at the Kentucky Invitational ... Placed fifth in the mile in 4:25.66 at the Blue Raider Invitational and fourth in the 3000 in 8:55.87 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished 26th in the mile in 4:20.94 and 34th in the 800 in 2:02.25 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Placed 10th in the 3000 in 9:04.46 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished eighth in the mile run in 4:22.84 and 21st in the 5000 meters in 16:55.60 and was a member of the third-place distance medley relay (10:18.16) at the Sun Belt Championships.


2010 Men’s Profiles Outdoor Member of the third-place 4x1500-meter relay (16:51.40) and the second-place distance medley relay (10:47.37) at the Clemson Relays ... Member of winning 4x1500-relay (16:23.42) at the Sea Ray Relays ... Placed fifth in the 800 meters in 1:56.16 at the Coach O Invitational ... Finished fourth in the 1500 meters in 3:59.62 and seventh in the 800 in 1:59.82 at the Sun Belt Championships. High School Ran three years of cross country and four years of track for coach Tom Carney ... Won the 2006 state cross country individual championship and was a member of the cross country state team championships as junior and senior ... Individual state champion in the 3200 meters and runner-up in the 1600 meters as senior and also All-American in the 4xMile relay ... Top times included a 1:56.6 in the 800 meters, 4:12.2 in the 1600, 9:22.02 in the 3200 and 15:34 in the 5000 meters ... Also lettered three years in swimming. Personal Born David Curtis Emery on March 1, 1989 ... Son of Don and Kimberly Emery.

Robert Ezell Junior • 6-1 • 155 Antioch, Tenn. • Antioch HS Sprints

55 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.50 i 100 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.9 o

2008-09 Indoor Took fifth in the 55-meter dash in 6.51 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Came in 10th in the 55 meters in 6.66 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed 15th in the 55 meters in 6.72 at the Ed Temple Classic ... Placed 12th in the 55 meters in 6.58 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Finished 36th in the 60 meters at the Rod McCravy Memorial. Outdoor Finished fourth in 100 meter dash in 11.03 and eighth in the 200-meter dash in 22.65 at the Boston-Moon Classic … Set a lifetime best of 10.9 in the 100-meter dash at the Georgia Tech Invitational finishing, 23rd overall … Placed 20th in the 100-meter dash in 10.94 at the War Eagle Invitational … Came in 14th in the 100 meter dash at the Western Kentucky Invitational with a time of 12.7. 2007-08 Indoor Placed 13th in the 200 meters in 23.11 and 11th in the 400 meters in 53.62 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished 24th in the 200 in 22.56and 43rd in the 400 in 54.41 and was a member of the 17th-place 4x400-meter relay (3:25.81) at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Placed 13th in the 200 in 23.14 and posted a prelim time of 6.60 in the 55 meters at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished 10th in the 55 in 6.60 and posted a prelim time of 23.69 in the 200 at the Sun Belt Championships. High School Basketball and track letterwinner at Antioch HS ... Earned all-state honors as senior in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and on the 4x100-meter relay ... Garnered all-region accolades in the 100 and 200 ... Participated in the 2007 Junior Olympics ... Top times included a 10.6 in the 100 and a 21.8 in the 200. Personal Born Robert Isaac Ezell Jr. on August 20, 1989 ... Son of Robert and Annie Ezell.

Stanley Gbagbeke Junior • 6-0 • 154 Oginibo, Nigeria • Delta State Sprints/Jumps

100 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.62 o 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.08 o / 21.68 i Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . 26-5.5 (8.06m) o / 24-8.25 (7.53m) i

2008-09 Indoor Ranked 34th in the nation on the NCAA descending order list in the long jump with 24-8.25 (7.52m) set at the MT Christmas Invitational, finishing second ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the long jump, placing second with a jump of 246.5 (7.48m) in the event at the SBC Championships ... Won the 200 meters in 22.18 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed third in the 55 meters in 6.54 and seventh in the 200 in 23.14 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished fourth in the 55 in 6.43 and second in the 200 in 21.58 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Came in seventh in 6.8 seconds in the 60 meters and eighth in the long jump, 22-4.25 (6.76m), at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Finished 14th in 6.6 seconds in the 55 meters at the SBC Championships. Outdoor Qualified for the IAAF World Championships with a lifetime best leap of 26-5.5 (8.06m) ... Finished second in the NCAA in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a leap of 26-3 (8.0m) earning All American honors ... Ranked t-29th as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team on the NCAA descending order list with a time of 39.95, earning an NCAA Regional qualifying time run at the Sun Belt Championships ... Earned All Sun Belt honors with the 4x100-meter relay ... Won the 200 meter dash in 21.92 and finished second in the 100 meter dash in 10.76 at the Boston-Moon Classic and finished 4th as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team ... Placed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 24-8.25 (7.52m), second on the 4x100 meter relay in 39.95, ninth in the 100 meters in 10.62, and 15th in the 200 meter dash in 21.76 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Finished eighth in the 100 meters in 10.68 at the Tiger Track Classic. Personal Stanley Gbagbeke ... Son of Jo Gbagbeke ... Transferred from Delta State..

Rod Issac Senior • 5-11 • 188 Miami, Fla. • Miami-Dade Central HS Sprints

2008-09 Indoor Placed second in the 200 meters in 21.93 and third in the 55 meters in a time of 6.5 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Ran on the 4x400m-relay team, finishing fourth in 3:18.11 placed 27th in the 60 meters in 7.08 and at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Finished sixth with a time of 3:21.02 on the 4x400m-relay team. Outdoor Placed seventh with the 4x400-meter relay team in 3:23.06, 21st in the 100-meter dash in 10.92, and 28th in the 200 meter in 22.36 at the Sun Belt Championships. High School Voted All-Dade Second Team in 2006 ... Named to the Dade-Broward County AllStar Team ... Helped lead Miami-Dade to an 11-2 record in 2006. Personal Born Roderick Devone Issac on February 20, 1989 ... Son of Roy and Mamie Issac ... Major is undecided




2010 Men’s Profiles Curtis King Senior • 5-9 • 165 Montgomery, Ala. • Davis HS (Pratt CC) Sprints

55 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.37 i 100 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.59 o 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.46 i / 21.54 o

2008-09 Indoor Placed fifth in both the 55 and 200 meters at the Sun Belt Championships in 6.45 and 21.82, respectively ... Placed fourth at the MT Valentine Invitational in the 55 in 6.48 … Finished ninth in the 60-meter dash in 6.95 and 16th in the 200 in 21.67 at the NCAA Last Chance Meet … Came in 14th in the 60 in 6.89 and 10th in the 200 in 21.93 at the Rod McCravy Memorial. Outdoor Ranked 30th on the NCAA descending order list with the 4x100-meter relay team with a time of 39.95 set at the Sun Belt Championships ... Earned NCAA Regional qualifying times in the 200 meters and the 4x100-meter relay ... Won the 4x100-meter relay and finished third in the 4x200-meter relay with respective times of 40.77 and 1:25.79 at the Georgia Relays ... Placed fourth with the 4x100 relay team in 40.22, 11th in the 200 meters 21.46, and 16th in the 100-meter dash in 10.82 ... Came in seventh in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes at the Sun Belt Championships with times of 10.69 and 22.33, earned an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 21.14 in the 200 meters preliminary heat ... Finished eighth with the 4x100 relay team in 40.6 and ninth with the 4x200 relay team in 1:24.19 at the Penn Relays ... Placed 29th in the 100 meters at the Sea Rays Relays. Before Middle Tennessee Started collegiate career in 2007 at Pratt Community College before transferring to Johnson County Community College for 2007-08 ... Finished as the 2008 indoor 200-meter National Champion ... Selected as a track All-American. Personal Born Curtis King II on October 4, 1988 ... Son of Cynthia White and Curtis King ... Majoring in athletic training.

Roscoe Payne Sophomore • 6-3 • 172 Flint, Mich. • Carman-Ainsworth HS Hurdles

55 Meter Hurdles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.47 i 110 Meter Hurdles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.07 o 400 Meter Hurdles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.41 o

2008-09 Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors, winning the 55-meter hurdles at the Sun Belt Championships in 7.5 also placed sixth as a member of the 4x400m relay in 3:21.02 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Came in second in the 55 hurdles in 7.59and finished fifth overall as a member of the 4x400m-relay in a time of 3:29.49 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Placed second in the 55 hurdles (7.47), third in the 200 meters in 21.89, and third with the 4x400m-relay team (3:24.67) at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Came in second in the 55 hurdles in 7.84, also finished fourth in the 200 in 22.51 at the Ed Temple Classic ... Placed seventh in the 60meter hurdles 8.15 at the NCAA Last Chance Meet and set a personal best in the 60 hurdles prelims in 8.01 ... Ran ninth in the 60 hurdles in 8.06 as well as 27th in the 200 at the Kentucky Invitational. Outdoor Ranked 41st in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and 50th in 110-meter high hurdles on the NCAA descending order list ... Earned NCAA Regional qualifying times in the 110 and 400 hurdles ... Earned Sun Belt Freshman of the Year for this performances at the SBC Championships, winning the 400-meter hurdles in 51.41 and placing second in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.09 ... Won the 110

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hurdles in 14.78 and placed 15th in the 400 hurdles in 1:03.7 at the Georgia Relays also came in 11th with the 4x400-meter relay team in 3:40.96 ... Placed seventh in the 110 hurdles in 14.49 at the War Eagle Invitational ... Took third in the 4x100-meter relay in 40.67, eighth in the 400 hurdles in 54.08, and 16th in the 110 hurdles in 15.15 at the Sea Rays Relays ... Placed eighth with the 4x100 meter relay team and ninth with the 4x200 meter relay team with respective times of 40.6 and 1:24.19 at the Penn Relays ... Finished eighth in the 110 hurdles in 14.65 at the Georgia Tech Invitational. High School Attended Carman-Ainsworth HS ... Four-year letterwinner in varsity track and field ... Junior and senior regional champion in the 110 hurdles ... State champion during his senior year in the 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles, 4x200-relay and 4x400relay ... Won the 2008 Midwest Meet of Champions in the 300M hurdles ... Set personal bests in the 110 hurdles (13.80), 300 hurdles (36.86), 400 (48.5) and 200 (21.7). Personal Born Roscoe Payne on September 9, 1989 ... Son of Tonya Payne and Tyrone Brown.

DeRay Sloss Senior • 6-2 • 172 Nashville, Tenn. • McGavock HS (Belmont) Hurdles/Jumps

55 Meter Hurdles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.36 i 110 Meter Hurdles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.29 o 400 Meter Hurdles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.92 o

2008-09 Indoor Placed 32nd in the 60m hurdles on the NCAA descending order list with a time of 7.89 ... Earned an NCAA provisional mark of 7.36 winning the 55-meter hurdles at the MT Christmas Invitational also placed sixth in the long jump with a leap of 23-0.25 (7.02m) ... Won the 55 hurdles in 7.36 winning at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Won the 55 hurdles in 7.55 at the MT Valentine Invitational also placed fifth in the long jump, leaping 22-0 (6.71m) ... Came in second in the 55 hurdles in 7.39 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Placed fifth in the long jump with a leap of 22-11.75 (7.0m) at the Ed Temple Classic ... Finished fifth in the 60 hurdles in 8.07 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Placed ninth in the long jump 22-4.5 (6.82m) at the Sun Belt Championships and finished second in the preliminary heats of the 55m hurdles in 7.58 but was unable to finish in the finals after sustaining an injury ... Ran a preliminary 8.15, placing 14th in the 60m hurdles, and set a lifetime best in the triple jump (45-4.25) at the Kentucky Invitational, placing 12th. Outdoor Came in second in the 110-meter hurdles in 14.86 at the Georgia Relays and placed 11th in 3:40.96 with the 4x400-meter relay team ... Placed third in the 400-meter hurdles and 10th in the 110 hurdles in respective times of 53.11 and 14.55 at the War Eagle Invitational ... Came in eighth in the long jump in 23-5.25 (7.14m) at the Sun Belt Championships ... Placed eighth in the 110 hurdles in

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DeRay Sloss


2010 Men’s Profiles 14.62 and 15th in the 400 hurdles in 55.5. 2007-08 Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the 55-meter hurdles, placing third at the SBC Championships ... Placed third in the 55 hurdles in 7.52 and seventh in the 200 meters in 22.87 and was a member of the fourth-place mile relay (3:18.99) at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished seventh in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.24 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Won the 55 hurdles in 7.50 and placed second in the 200 in 22.29 and was a member of the fourth-place mile relay (3:24.84) at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Won the 55 hurdles in 7.52 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Placed ninth in the 60 hurdles in 8.18 and 28th in the 200 in 22.66 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Finished third in the 55 hurdles in personal-best 7.45, eighth in the 200 in 22.67 and seventh in the long jump with a 22-9.5 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed third in the 55 hurdles in 7.51 and sixth in the long jump (23-1.75) at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Ranked 106th in the nation on the NCAA descending order list in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.29, and 70th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 51.92 ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the 400 hurdles, placing second at the SBC Championships ... Placed second in the long jump in a personal-best 23-6.75, finished third in the 400 hurdles (54.77) and seventh in the 110 hurdles (15.53) at the Clemson Relays ... Finished 23rd in the high hurdles in 14.65 and was a member of the sixth-place 4x100-meter relay (41.30) at the Sea Ray Relays ... Placed second in the high hurdles in a personal-best NCAA regional-qualifying time of 14.29 and finished ninth in the long jump (23-5.25) at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Finished second in the high hurdles (14.39) and third in the long jump (23-0) and was a member of the fourth-place 4x100 relay (42.76) at the Coach O Invitational ... Placed second in the 400 hurdles in 52.52, just one-tenth of a second from a regional-qualifying time, at the Sun Belt Championships ... Posted an NCAA regional qualifying time of 51.92 in the 400 hurdles, placing ninth, at the Georgia Tech Last Chance Invitational ... Posted times of 14.72 in the high hurdles and 52.31 in the 400 hurdles preliminaries at the NCAA Mideast Regional. High School Track and cross country letterwinner for coach Ronnie Smith ... An all-state honoree in the 300-meter hurdles as a sophomore and junior and in the 110-meter hurdles as a junior ... Ran the fastest 300 hurdle time in the state as a senior ... Best times and marks included 14.3 in the 110 hurdles, 37.7 in the 300 hurdles, 48.7 in the 400 meters, 22-5 in the long jump and 6-6 in the high jump ... Also played football and basketball. Personal Born DeRay Sloss on December 8, 1987 ... Son of Samuel and Traci Sloss.

William Songock Senior • 5-9 • 116 Moiben, Kenya • Uasin Gishu HS Distance

3,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:14.15 i 5,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:20.33 / 14:35.36 i 10,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30:43.11

2009-10 Cross Country Earned All Sun Belt honors, placing sixth at the Sun Belt Championships (8K) in 27:32.13 ... Came in second at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) in 15:21 ... Placed third at the Belmont Opener (5K) in UTC Opener (5K) in respective times of 15:36.59 and 15:44 ... Finished fifth at the WKU Old Timers Classic (8K) in a time of 25:20.75 ... Came in 14th at the Greater Louisville Classic (8K) in 27:32.13. 2008-09 Cross Country Finished the season with five top-10 finishes out of the six races ... Finished second at both the Agnes Scott Invitational (5K) with a time of 17:31 and the Belmont Opener (5K) with a time of 15:15.89 ... Came in 10th at the Memphis Twilight Classic (8K), coming in 25:28.74, and sixth at the WKU Old Timers Classic

(5M) with a time of 25:50.80 ... Placed 15th at the Greater Louisville Classic (8K), coming in 24:22.33, and fifth with a personal best at the UTC Invitational (5K) in 15:20 ... Suffered an injury at the Sun Belt Championships and was not able to finish. Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters at the SBC Championships ... Set a personal best of 14:35.36 in the 5,000 meters, placing second at the Sun Belt Championships and ran third in the 3,000 in a time of 8:28.3 ... Won the 3,000 in 8:28.30 at the NCAA Last Chance Meet ... Won the mile run in 4:17.46 at the Blue Raider Invitational for a lifetime best ... Set a personal best of 8:14.15, finishing sixth in the 3,000 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Came in sixth in the 800 meters, setting a personal best of 1:58.87 and won the 3,000 (8:45.47) at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed 10th in 3000 in 8:27.33 at the Kentucky Invitational. Outdoor Ranked 52nd on the NCAA descending order list in the 10,000 meters … Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the 10,000 and 5,000 meters by winning the 10,000 in a school-record and lifetime-best time of 30:43.11; and placing second in the 5,000 in 14:34.66 at the Sun Belt Championships, also finished fourth in the 1,500 meters in 3:53.03 … Won the 5,000 at the Western Kentucky Invitational in 15:16.34 … Finished second in the 5,000 in 14:34.66 at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Came in fifth in the 10,000 at the Sea Rays Relays in 31:14.25 … Placed fifth in the 3,000 meters in 8:30.71 and 18th in the 1,500 in 4:00.35 at the Tiger Track Classic. 2007-08 Cross Country Finished in top 20 in five of the seven meets and earned All-Sun Belt honors for second-straight season ... Placed 14th at the Belmont Opener in 15:51.63 (5K) and 19th at the UTC Powerade Invitational in 15:59 (5K) ... Posted a 20th-place showing at the Old Timers Classic in 26:26.15 (5 miles) and was 55th at the Louisville Classic in 25:16.20 (8K) ... Finished fifth at the FrontRunner Invitational in 15:45 (5K) and placed eighth at the SBC Championships in 26:01.49 (5 miles) ... Finished 73rd at the NCAA South Regional in 33:29.94 (10K). Indoor Placed second in the 3,000 meters in 8:44.50 and third in the mile run in 4:23.06 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished fifth in the mile in a personal-best 4:19.22 and 19th in the 800 meters in 2:02.13 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Placed third in the 3000 in 8:43.57 at the Blue Raider Invitational and second in 8:50.72 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Posted times of 4:20.49 in the mile and 2:03.08 in the 800 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Placed 15th in the 800 in 2:00.29 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished fourth in the 5,000 meters in a personal-best 15:06.02 and fifth with a PR of 8:34.80 at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Ranked 107th in the nation on the NCAA descending order list in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:02.87 ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in two events at the SBC Championships, winning the 5000 and placing second in the 10,000 meters ... Placed second in the 5,000 in 15:49.50 at the Clemson Relays and posted a personal best in the 1,500 meters (4:03.41) at the Tiger Track Classic ... Member of the winning 4x1500-meter relay (16:23.42) and the eighth-place distance medley relay (10:32.47) at the Sea Ray Relays ... Finished eighth in the 5,000 in a personalbest 15:00.72 at the Vanderbilt Invitational and won the 3,000 meters in 8:35.13 at the Coach O Invitational ... Won the 5,000 in 15:02.87 and placed second in the 10,000 in 31:54.10 at the Sun Belt Championships. 2006-07 Cross Country Placed second in 25:13.94 over 8K at his first collegiate event at the Louisville Classic ... Came in second again, this time in 15:22 over 5K at the FrontRunner Invitational ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors after placing seventh in 25:09.62 over 8K at the Sun Belt Championships, recording the fastest time by a Blue Raider harrier in more than six years. Outdoor Placed 14th in the 5000 meters in 15:56.99 and was a member of the sixth-place distance medley relay (10:45.01) at the Alabama Relays ... Came in 19th in the 5,000 in 15:58.05 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational and 22nd in the 1,500 meters in 4:07.32 at the Tiger Track Classic ... Finished 66th in the 800 meters in 2:00.73 and fourth in the 3000 meters in 8:46.34 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Finished 14th in the 5,000 in 16:00.69 and 11th in the 10,000 meters in 34:34.01 at the Sun

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2010 Men’s/Women’s Profiles Belt Championships. Before Middle Tennessee Member of the track and handball teams at Uasin Gishu HS in Eldoret, Kenya ... Ran best times in both the 400 and 800 meters during his high school career ... Top times included 4:20 in the 1,500 meters, 15:09 in the 5K and 9:09 in the 3K ... Academic representative, chair of the Science Club and vice president of the Adventist Society. Personal Born William Kipkosgei Songock on July 5, 1986 ... Son of Jonah Songock and Monica Keter ... Uncle Martin Tabutt was named the best jumper and 800 meter runner in high school ... Majoring in nursing.

Joshua Wheeler Senior • 5-10 • 155 Mikwaukee, Wis. • Riverside HS (Condordia) Middle Distance

800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:04.60 i Mile Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:52.60 i

2009-10 Cross Country Came in 12th at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) in 19:09 ... Placed 31st in at the WKU Old Timers Classic (8K) in a time of 30:13.23 ... Ran to a 38th place finish at the UTC Opener in a time of 18:25 ... Finished 54th at the Belmont Opener (5K) in 17:50.00. 2008-09 Cross Country Placed 63rd at the Sun Belt Championships in 29:58.84. Indoor Set a personal best of 2:04.6 in the 800 meters at the Kentucky Invitational ... Finished ninth the mile run in 4:52.6 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Came in 15th in the 800 in 2:08.27 at the Ed Temple Classic ... Placed 15th in the mile in 4:46.84 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Finished 18th in the 800 in 2:10.84 at the Sun Belt Championships. High School Attended Riverside High School ... Lettered in cross county, basketball and track ... Coached by Andrea Gremer ... Tabbed as an all-conference selection in cross country. Personal Born Joshua Wheeler on August 11, 1987 ... Son of Deborah Wheeler ... Majoring in accounting ... Transferred from Concordia University in Mequon, Wis.

Marla Bailey Junior • 5-9 Barrie, Ontario • Barrie Central HS Distance

3,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:59.73 i / 10:48.55 o 3,000 Meters Steeplechase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:47.50 o 5,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:20.83 o / 18:52.67 i

2009-10 Cross Country Earned All Sun Belt honors by finishing fourth at the Sun Belt Championships (5K) in a time of 19:58.33 ... Finished fifth at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) in a time of 11:38 ... Placed seventh in 12:04 at the UTC Opener ... Came in 14th at the WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) in 18:57.06 ... Finished 20th at the Belmont Opener (4K) in a time of 15:03.48 ... Came in 48th at the NCAA South Regional (6K) in a time of 21:57.36. 2008-09 Cross Country Finished in the top 20 in five of the eight races ... Came in third at the Agnes Scott Invitational (5K) in 21:17 and Belmont Opener (4K) in 15:16.10 ... Finished 42nd at the Memphis Twilight Classic (5K) in 19:57.18, 13th at the WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) 19:23.20 and 70th in the Greater Louisville Classic (5K), posting a personal best of 18:45.34 ... Placed seventh at the UTC Invitational (2 miles) in 11:43 ... Finished the season 11th at the Sun Belt Championships with a time of 19:12.71. Indoor Placed third in the 3,000 meters in 10:46.68 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Came in fifth in the mile run in 5:28.6 and eighth in the 800 meters in 2:34.73 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished 12th in the mile at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Came in 12th in the 5,000 meters at the Sun Belt Indoor Championships in 18:52.67 and ran on the DMR team finishing ninth. Outdoor Ran a season-best time of 4:55.47 in the 1,500 meters at the War Eagle Invitational coming in 15th ... Placed 10th overall in the 5,000 meters in 18:20.83 and 12th overall in the 10,000 meters in 40:44.87 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Ran 39:39.70 in the 10,000 meters at the Sea Rays Relays placing 10th ... Finished 14th in the 5,000 in 19:05.14 at the Georgia Relays ... Came in 17th in 3,000 meters, running a time of 10:52.49, and 29th in the 1,500 with a time of 5:02.99 at the Tiger Track Classic. 2007-08 Cross Country Earned SBC Freshman of the Year honors after placing 13th at the Sun Belt Championships ... Finished in top 40 in four of the five events ... Placed 25th at the UTC Powerade Invitational in 12:26 (2 miles) and 36th at the Old Timers Classic in 19:43.27 (5K) ... Finished 72nd at the Louisville Classic in 19:08.80 (5K) and eighth at the FrontRunner Invitational in 11:47 (2 miles) ... Posted a 13thplace showing at the Sun Belt Championships in 18:50.22 (5K). Indoor Placed seventh in the 3,000 meters in 10:44.66 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Posted times of 5:26.64 in the mile run and 2:40.01 in the 800 meters at the Kentucky Invitational ... Won the 3,000 in 10:35.22 at the Blue Raider Invitational and placed 30th in 10:35.66 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Posted a personalbest 5:21.27 in the mile at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished 10th in the 3,000 in 10:39.42 and posted a personal-best 18:55.16 in the 5,000 meters at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Member of the school-record 4x1,500-meter relay (19:45.74) at the Clemson Relays ... Placed third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 11:47.50 at the Tiger Track Classic ... Member of the fifth-place 4x1,500 relay (20:16.78) and eighth-place distance medley relay (12:44.24) at the Sea Ray Relays ... Finished third in the 3000 meters at the Coach O Invitational ... Placed sixth in the 5,000 meters in a personal-best 18:26.78 at the SBC Championships. High School Ran track and cross country for coach Dave Small ... Placed first in the GBSSA

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2010 Women’s Profiles as a freshman and sophomore and 10th at the Canadian XC meet in 2004 ... Finished first in the 1,500 and 3,000 meters at the GBSSA and 5th at the OFSSA as freshman ... Came in 21st at the OFSSA as a junior and 9th at the OFSSA in 3,000 as a senior ... Best times included a 4:52 for the 1,500, 10:27 for the 3,000 and 18:57 for the 5,000 meters ... Student council president and member of the Honor Roll. Personal Born Marla Blair Bailey on May 22, 1989 ... Daughter of Joe and Lori Bailey ... Mother went to the world championships in mountain biking, finishing seventh, and father is ranked in the top 3 in Canada in mountain biking.

Brittany Cox Senior • 5-9 Antioch, Tenn. • Glencliff HS Throws

Shot Put. . . . . . . . . . . 53-6.25 (16.31m ) o / 53-5.5 (16.29m) i Discus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165-9 (50.53m) o Hammer/Weight Throw . . . 176-10 (53.91m) o / 67-6 (20.57m) i

2008-09 Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the shot put with second-place finish, setting a school record of 48-10.25 (14.89m), and accolades in the weight throw for thirdplace finish at the Sun Belt Championships ... Won both the weight throw and shot put with respective tosses of 55-8 (16.97m) and 48-4 (14.73m) at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Won the weight throw with a mark of 57-6.5 (17.54m) and placed second in the shot put, throwing 44-5 (13.54m), at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Won the weight throw with a 58-01.0 (17.7m) toss and came in second in the shot (45-11.5 [14.01m]) at the MT Valentine ... Placed second in both the shot put and weight throw at the MT Christmas Invitational with tosses of 445.5 (13.52m) and 54-9 (16.69m), respectively ... Finished second in the weight throw with a mark of 60-2 (18.34m) and third in the shot put, throwing 43-11.25 (13.39m), at the Ed Temple Classic ... Placed third in the weight throw with a toss of 57-5 (17.50m) at the Kentucky Invitational and fifth in the shot put, recording a throw of 48-1.25 (14.66m) ... Finished 18th in the shot put with a toss of 44-7.5 (13.60m) at the Rod McCravy Memorial. Outdoor Finished the season 23rd at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 49-9.75 (15.18m) ... Ranked 25th in the shot put on the NCAA descending order list with a toss of 52-1.75 (15.89m), and 71st in the discus, throwing 160-9 (49.0m) ... Earned 10 total NCAA Regional qualifying marks in 2009 season, seven total in the shot put ... All Sun Belt in the shot put and discus ... Won the shot put and placed 4th in the hammer throw setting a school records in both events, with respective throws of 52-1.75 (15.89m) and 170-5 (51.94m) at the Tiger Track Classic, also placed fourth in the discus (156-11 [47.84m]) and 7th in the javelin (12211 [37.46m]), all personal bests ... Won the shot put at the Sun Belt Championships with a mark of 50-0.75 (15.26m), third in the discus with a throw of 158-1 (48.18m), and fourth in the javelin tossing 128-1 (39.04m) ... Won the shot put and discus at the Western Kentucky Invitational with tosses of 48-2 (14.68m) and 151-7 (46.2m), also came in second in the hammer throw with a mark of 164-7 (50.16m) ... Placed second in both the shot put and discus at the War Eagle Invitational with marks of 49-3.75 (15.03m) and 160-9 (49.01m), respectively, as well as finishing sixth in the hammer throw with a toss of 152-7 (46.5m). 2007-08 Indoor Broke her own school record in the weight throw during the season ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the shot put, placing second at the SBC Championships ... Placed fourth in the shot put (45-11) and sixth in the weight throw (46-7.5) at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished sixth in the shot put (47-3.75) and eighth in the weight throw (52-8) at the Kentucky Invitational ... Placed third in the shot put (45-3.5) at the Blue Raider Invitational and at the Middle Tennessee Classic (45-1) ... Broke her own school record and posted a personal-best mark of 59-0.25 in the weight throw to finish fifth and also was 10th in the shot put (46-8.25) at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Won the weight throw (57-10.5) and the shot put (43-1) at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished second in the shot put with a mark of 46-4.75 but fouled on all three attempts in the weight throw at the Sun

Belt Championships. Outdoor Set the school record three times in the hammer throw and posted personal bests in the shot put, hammer, discus and javelin during the season ... Ranked 68th in the nation on the NCAA descending order list in the shot put with a mark of 49-0.25 and 101st in the discus with a mark of 153-11 ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the discus and shot put, winning the discus and placing second in the shot put at the SBC Championships ... Won the hammer (161-1) and placed second in the shot put (44-8) and javelin (96-5) at the Clemson Relays ... Placed third in the shot put with a PR and an NCAA regional mark of 48-3.5 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Set a PR in the hammer with a mark of 158-7 at the Sea Ray Relays ... Placed third in the hammer with a mark of 162-11 and finished second in the shot put at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Placed second in the hammer with a mark of 164-2, finished second in the shot put with another PR (49-0.25) and was fourth in the discus at the Coach O Invitational ... Won the discus with a personal-best 153-11, placed second in the shot put (47-8) and fifth in the hammer with another school record (165-4) at the Sun Belt Championships ... Also posted a PR in the javelin (107-1) at the SBC meet ... Placed 29th in the shot put (45-8.5) and the discus (136-11) at the NCAA Mideast Regional. 2006-07 Indoor Posted three victories and five second-place finishes, including a first and a second at the Sun Belt Championships ... Won the shot put in her first collegiate meet with a mark of 46-5 and finished second in the weight throw with a mark of 54-9 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished eighth with a mark of 56-6 in the weight throw at the Kentucky Invitational ... Placed second in the shot put (44-9.5) and won the weight throw (54-9.5) at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Came in second in the shot put (44-9.5) and finished third in the weight throw (56-8) at the Carle-Health Alliance Invitational ... Finished second in the shot put (45-0.5) at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Won the shot put with a mark of 46-10 and broke the school record in the weight throw for a third time, placing second with a mark of 56-10.25 at the SBC Championships. Outdoor Placed ninth with a personal-best 143-0 in the discus, sixth in the shot put (44-7) and 11th in a personal-best 149-10 in the hammer at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Finished seventh in the shot put with a mark of 45-9 at the Tiger Track Classic ... Came in eighth in the discus (137-8) and 11th in a personal-best 152-1 in the hammer at the Sea Ray Relays ... Placed seventh in the shot put (45-10.5) at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Finished fourth in a personal-best 46-4.75 in the shot put and was seventh in the hammer with a PR of 154-1 at the Stan Lyons Invitational ... Placed third with an NCAA regional mark and a PR of 48-2.5 in the shot put at the Sun Belt Championships ... Placed 26th at the NCAA Mideast Regional in the shot put (42-6.75). High School Competed in four sports at Glencliff HS - volleyball, softball, basketball and track and field ... Voted the District MVP in volleyball and Offensive Player of the Year in softball ... Junior Olympic champion ... Elected the Homecoming Queen. Personal Born Brittany Jenea Cox on April 18, 1988 ... Daughter of Tina Cox and Ricky Cox ... Majoring in athletic training.

Kiara Henry Sophomore • 5-8 Atmore, Ala. • Escambia Country HS Sprints

55 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.12 i 100 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.94 o 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.90 o / 25.26 i

2008-09 Indoor Set a personal best in the 200 meters in 25.55 at the Middle Tennessee Classic finishing seventh overall also placed second in the 55 meters in 7.19 ... Set a lifetime best of 7.17 finishing fourth in the 55 meters at the Sun Belt Championships and came in 15th in 25.84 in the 200 ... Placed fifth in 7.32 in the 55 and placed

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2010 Women’s Profiles fourth in the 200 in 25.82 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Placed seventh in the 55 in 7.47 and fifth in the 200 in 26.01 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished eighth in the 55 in 7.37 and 16th 200 in 26.01 at the Ed Temple Classic ... Placed 15th in the 200 in 25.84 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Came in 38th in the 60 meters in 7.93 at the Kentucky Invitational and 40th in 26.5 in the 200 meters ... Finished 17th in the 60 in 7.83 and 32nd in the 200 in 25.61 at the Rod McCravy Memorial. Outdoor Earned All Sun Belt honors as a member of 4x400-meter relay team placing first overall at the SBC Championships in a time of 3:46.28 ... Won the 100-meter dash in 12.21 at the Boston-Moon Classic and placed fourth in the 200-meter dash in 25.85, and fifth in the long jump in 17-4.75 (5.3m) ... Won as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team in 46.12 and placed second as a member of the 4x200 -meter relay team in 1:39.41 at the Georgia Relays ... Placed fifth in the 100 in 12.03 with a lifetime-best time of 11.94 in the preliminary heat at the Sun Belt Championships, and also finished 15th in the 200 meters in 24.91 and 13th in the long jump with a leap of 18-8.5 (5.7m) ... Set a lifetime best of 24.9 in the 200 meters finishing 27th overall at the Georgia Tech Invitational, and placed 29th in the 100 meters in 12.17 ... Came in 18th in the 100 meters in 12.05 at the Sea Rays Relays ... Ran a time of 12.09 in the 100, finishing 12th at the War Eagle Invitational as well as 24.98 in the 200 placing 18th … Finished 27th in the 200 meters in 24.9 and 29th in the 100 meters in 12.17. High School Attended Escambia County High School ... Ran track and played basketball and volleyball ... Also was a cheerleader ... Two-time 4A track state champion ... Voted Most Athletic and Most School Spirited. Personal Born Kiara Henry on December 14, 1989 ... Daughter of Sharon Henry and the late Kenneth Henry ... Majoring in criminal justice administration.

Sarah Nambawa Senior • 5-5 Kampala, Uganda Jumps/Middle Distance

Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-10 (6.35m) i o Triple Jump. . . . . . . . . . . 45-9 (13.94m) o /44-8.25 (13.62m) i

2008-09 Indoor Earned indoor All-American honor for the second straight year and set school records in both long and triple jump ... Ranked second in the nation on the NCAA descending order list in the triple jump with a mark of 44-8.25 (13.62m) and 12th in the long jump with a jump of 20-10 (6.35m) ... Voted Most Outstanding Field Performer at the Sun Belt Championships, winning the triple jump and taking second in the long jump ... Remained undefeated in the triple jump through eight weeks before placing second at the NCAA Indoor Championships to Florida State’s Kimberly Williams ... Won the triple jump with a provisional mark of 42-11.75 (13.10m) and placed second in the long jump (19-6.75 [5.97m]), and ran the 800, placing 16th in a time of 2:25.16 at the Sun Belt Championships … Finished second in the triple jump (44-4 [13.51m]) and 10th in the long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Earned two NCAA automatic qualifiers and set two Middle Tennessee records, winning both the long jump (20-10 [6.35m]) and triple jump (44-8.25[13.62m]), and finished third in the 800 meters at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Earned an NCAA automatic qualifier and won the triple jump with a leap of 43-10.25 (13.36m) and won the long jump, jumping 19-9.25 (6.03m), and ran on the third-place finishing 4x400m relay team at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Won both the long and triple jumps with marks of 19-3.25 (5.87m) and 42-0 (12.80m) at the Ed Temple Classic ... Earned an NCAA provisional mark winning the triple jump with a 43-3.25 (13.19m) jump, and took sixth in the long jump with a leap of 18-8 (5.69m) at the Kentucky Invitational ... Finished second in the 400 meters in 58.01 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Won both the long jump (19-04.75), triple jump (43-03.25) and finished sixth in the 200 meters at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Earned an NCAA provisional mark of 42-8 (13.00m), winning the triple jump and placed sixth in the long jump with a mark of 18-9 (5.71m) at the Rod McCravy Memorial.

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Outdoor Placed third in the nation at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the triple jump with a leap of 45-3 (13.79m), earning All American honors and finished 23rd in the nation in the long jump with a leap of 18-8 (5.69m) ... Was named Most Outstanding Field Athlete at the Sun Belt Championships, also earning All Sun Belt honors in the long jump (20-10 [6.35m]), triple jump (44-11.75 [13.71m]) and 4x400 meter relay (3:46.28), winning all three events with NCAA Regional qualifying standards ... Won the triple jump with a leap of 43-7.25 (13.29m) and placed second in the long jump 19-6.25 (5.95m) at the Tiger Track Classic ... Came in second in the triple jump in 42-0 (12.8m) and 14th in the long jump with a leap of 18-4 (5.59m) and placed second in the 4x200 meter relay in 1:38.77 and fourth in the 4x100-meter relay in 46.34 at the Sea Rays Relays ... Came in second with the 4x400-meter relay team in 3:40.73 and seventh in the long jump in 194.75 (5.91m) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Placed fourth in the triple jump 43-1 (13.13m) at the Penn Relays, also placed 19th in the 4x200-meter relay in 1:37.4, 26th in the 4x400 meter relay in 3:50.41, and 39th in the 4x100-meter relay 47.88. 2007-08 Cross Country Participated in four events, finishing 56th at the UTC Powerade Invitational in 13:58 (2 miles) and 82nd at the Old Timers Classic in 22:18.10 (5K). Indoor Earned All-America honors in the triple jump and broke the school record in the same event ... Ranked fourth in the nation on the NCAA descending order list in the triple jump with a mark of 44-8.25 ... Voted the Most Outstanding Field Performer at the Sun Belt Championships after winning the triple jump and placing second in the long jump ... Won the triple jump with an NCAA provisional mark of 42-11.5, placed second in the long jump (18-4.75) and second in the 400 meters in 56.05 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Won the triple jump with an NCAA mark of 43-1.75, finished seventh in the long jump (18-1) and also seventh in the 400 in 56.67 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Won the triple jump (41-7), finished third in the 400 in 57.19 and was a member of the winning mile relay (3:49.77) at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Won the 400 in 56.42, placed second in the long jump (18-3.75) and third in the 200 meters in 25.37 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Finished third in the triple jump (40-9.5), fifth in the long jump with mark of 18-7.25 and 19th in the 200 with a PR of 25.10 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Won the long jump with a mark of 19-0 and also won the triple jump (42-3) as well as placing sixth in the 200 in 25.17 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Broke the school record winning the triple jump (44-8.25), placed second in the long jump with a PR of (19-7.5), finished eighth in the 400 in 56.79 and was a member of the second-place mile relay (3:48.25) at the Sun Belt Championships ... Placed eighth in the triple jump (43-10.5) at the NCAA Championships, earning first career All-America honor. Outdoor Became the first Blue Raider female to participate in the NCAA Championships since 2004 after winning the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Ranked 39th in the nation on the NCAA descending order list with a mark of 20-5.25 in the long jump and 10th in the triple jump with a mark of 44-4 ... Voted the Most Outstanding Field Performer at the Sun Belt Championships after winning the triple jump and placing second in the long jump ... Also placed eighth in the 400 meters and was a member of the fourth-place 4x100-meter relay, compiling 20 points ... Won the long jump (19-1.5) and the triple jump (42-5.5) and was a member of the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:52.71) at the Clemson Relays ... Placed third in the long jump (19-0) and the triple jump (42-0) at the Tiger Track Classic ... Finished fourth in the triple jump (41-7.25) and 13th in the long jump (19-1.25) and was a member of the eighth-place distance medley relay (12:44.24) at the Sea Ray Relays ... Won the triple jump (43-1.5) with an NCAA qualifying mark and placed third in the long jump (19-6) at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Won the triple jump with a mark of 44-2 and placed second in the long jump with her mark of 20-5.25, both NCAA qualifying marks ... Her long jump mark was the third best in school history ... Also placed eighth in the 400 and was a member of the fourthplace 4x100-meter relay (46.27) ... Won the triple jump with a wind-aided mark of 44-5.5 but also posted a legal mark of 44-4, another school record, at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Placed 21st in the long jump (19-0.75) at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... Posted a mark of 43-1.5 in the prelims and finished 12th overall with mark of 42-2.25 at the NCAA Championships in the triple jump.


2010 Women’s Profiles 2006-07 Indoor Placed third in the triple jump with a mark of 39-7.5 and second in the 800 meters in 2:24.93 and was a member of the winning mile relay (3:53.15) at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Finished seventh in the long jump with a mark of 17-1.25, fifth in the triple jump (38-2.75) and sixth in the 600 meters in 1:39.46 at the Carle-Health Alliance Invitational ... Came in sixth in the triple jump (38-0.75) at the Indiana Relays ... Finished second in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 39-10 and also second in the 800 (2:19.44) at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed third in the triple jump (39-7.25) and second in the 800 (2:17.86) and was a member of the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay (3:53.07) at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Placed 14th with a season-best 18-5.25 in the long jump, second with a mark of 41-7.75 in the triple jump and sixth with a time of 56.11 in the 400 meters and was a member of the school-record and NCAA regional qualifying 4x400meter relay (3:38.12) at the Alabama Relays ... Finished eighth in a season-best 55.61 in the 400 and was a member of the second-place 4x400 relay (3:41.95) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Member of the second-place 4x200-meter relay (1:40.26) at the Texas Relays ... Placed seventh in the triple jump (40-0.75) and was a member of the fifth-place 4x200 (1:37.98) at the Sea Ray Relays ... Won the triple jump with a season-best mark of 41-10.75, placed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 18-7 and was seventh in the 800 meters in 2:12.11 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Member of the second-place 4x400 relay (3:39.23) at the Penn Relays ... Placed ninth in the triple jump with a mark of 39-0.25 at the SBC Championships and 13th with a mark of 41-2.25 at the NCAA Mideast Regional. High School Attended Masindi Academy for coach Pkanya Patrick ... Posted best times of 57.26 in the 400 meters, 2:13 in the 800 meters and marks of 17-3 in the long jump and 37-10 in the triple jump ... Also attended Ndejje University for one year. Personal Born Sarah Nambawa on September 23, 1985 ... Daughter of Kalanda Paul and Namutebi Immaculate ... Majoring in liberal studies.

Cherice Robertson R-Junior • 5-8 Memphis, Tenn. • Ridgeway HS Jumps/Hurdles

55 meter hurdles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.84 i high jump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 (1.73m)i

Before Middle Tennessee Ran for Vanderbilt before injuring her knee ... Finished seventh in the Heptathlon at the 2008 SEC Outdoor with 4854 points. High School Senior captain in track at Ridgeway HS under Felicia Everson ... State champion in pentathlon and triple jump as senior ... Also earned state title as freshman high jumper ... Helped team to a pair of city titles, a state championship in 2003, and three regional titles ... Student Council representative and National Honors Society member. Personal Cherice Rashay Robertson ... Born Dec. 28, 1987 ... Daughter of James E. Robertson Sr., and Linda Robertson ... Old sister Candice was a four time Sun Belt Champion in the hurdles event for Middle Tennessee.

Zamzam Sangau Senior • 5-6 Kampala, Uganda • Kyambog Distance

800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:07.38 o / 2:08.23 i 1,500 Meters/Mile Run. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:24.22 o / 4:48.37 i 5,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17:21.42 o / 17:54.42 i

2009-10 Cross Country Became the first female in school history to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Finished third at the Sun Belt Championships (5K) in a time of 19:49.09 to garner her third consecutive all-conference honor ... Placed fifth at the NCAA South Regional (6K) in 20:30.22 to earn all-region honors for the second straight year ... Won the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) in a time of 11:13 ... Finished runner-up at the Belmont Opener (4K), UTC Opener (2M) and WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) with respective times of 14:17.00, 11:24 and 17:40.51 ... Placed 11th at the Greater Louisville Classic (5K) in 17:43.05 ... Came in 143rd at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in a time of 21:36.0. 2008-09 Cross Country A Two-time Sun Belt Runner of the Week who finished no lower than 16th in all eight races ... Won the Agnes Scott Invitational (5K) in 20:30 and finished seventh at the Belmont Opener (2 miles) 14:50.81 ... Placed fifth at the Memphis Twilight Classic (5K) in 18:09.78 and second at the WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) in 17:55.10 ... Came in 13th at the Greater Louisville Classic (5K), posting a season best in 17:44.07 and won the UTC Invitational (2 miles) in 11:07 ... Finished the season second at the Sun Belt Championships (5K), earning all-conference honors in 17:45.89 ... Came in 16th at the NCAA Regionals (6K) in Maryville, Tenn., in 21:33.69. Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the 800 meters, mile run and 3,000 meters at the Sun Belt Championships ... Broke her own Middle Tennessee record in the 800, running a 2:11.03 at the Rod McCravy Memorial, placing second ... Shattered her previous school record in the 3,000 at the Kentucky Invitational, running a 9:55.28 and placing ninth ... Won the 800 in 2:15.55 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Won the 800 in 2:19.45 and finished first with the DMR team in 12:40.53 at the Ed Temple Classic ... Won the mile in 5:03.21 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Won the 800 in 2:11.8 and placed second with the 4x400m relay team in 3:47.29 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Won the 3,000 in 10:36.15 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished second in both the 800 in 2:11.03 and the mile in 4:50.35 as well as fourth on the 4x400m relay in 3:42.7 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Placed second in the 800 in 2:12.36, second in the mile in 4:57.28, and third in the 3,000 in 10:00.11 at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Earned All Sun Belt honors in the 800, 1,500 and 5,000 meters for winning both the 800 and 1,500 at the Sun Belt Championships in respective times of 2:09.73 and 4:28.16, as well as finishing third in the 5,000 in 17:40.39 ... Earned NCAA Regional qualifying times of in the 800, 1,500 and 4x400 relay ... Set a school record of 2:07.38 in the 800 at the Georgia Tech Invitational placing ninth overall ... Set a Middle Tennessee standard of 4:24.22 in the 1,500 at the NCAA Mideast Regional meet Zamzam Sangau

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2010 Women’s Profiles placing seventh ... Won the 800 in 2:09.17 and placed second in the 1,500 in 4:27.11 at the Tiger Track Classic ... Finished first with the 4x400 relay team in 3:47.28 at the Georgia Relays ... Placed fifth in the 4:27.04 at the War Eagle Invitational in the 1,500 ... Came in eighth in the 1,500 in 4:30.66 at the Sea Rays Relays. 2007-08 Cross Country Finished in the top 20 in all seven events, earning All-Sun Belt honors as well as All-South Region accolades ... Placed 12th at the Belmont Opener in 15:01.35 (4K) and fourth at the UTC Powerade Invitational in 11:23 (2 miles) ... Finished 13th at the Old Timers Classic in 18:17.31 (5K) and 14th at the Louisville Classic in 17:50.13 (5K) ... Won the FrontRunner Invitational in 11:01 (2 miles) ... Finished third at the SBC Championships in 18:01.50 (5K) and came in 19th at the NCAA South Regional in 21:26.55 (6K). Indoor Set school records in three events and also was a member of a record-setting relay ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in three events after winning the mile run, placing second in the 800 meters and finishing third in the 5000 meters at the SBC Championships ... Won the mile in 5:09.04 and the 3000 meters in 10:21.75 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Placed 13th in the mile in a school-record time of 5:00.69 and 12th in the 800 in 2:16.99 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Won the 800 in a school-record 2:12.63 and was a member of the winning mile relay (3:49.77) at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Won the 3000 in a school-record 10:17.08 and placed second in the mile in 5:04.54 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Set a school record in the mile at the Rod McCravy Memorial, finishing fourth in 4:48.37 ... Won the 800 in 2:15.77 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Scored in five events at the Sun Belt Championships, netting a combined 28.5 points: winning the mile in 4:55.17, placing second in the 800 in 2:16.13, finishing third in 17:54.42 in the 5000 meters and also was a member of the record-setting distance medley relay (12:07.87) and the second-place mile relay (3:48.25) ... Placed fifth in the mile in 4:55.04 at the NCAA Last Chance Meet. Outdoor Set the school record in the 3000 meters during the season, her fourth individual school record during the 2007-08 academic year ... Ranked 117th in the nation on the NCAA descending order list in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:33.79 ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors in three events at the SBC Championships, winning the 1500 and placing second in the 800 meters and the 5000 meters ... Member of the school-record 4x1500-meter relay (19:45.74) as well as the winning distance medley relay (12:34.46) and the winning 4x400-meter relay (3:52.71) at the Clemson Relays ... Set a school record and a personal best in the 3000 in 10:07.40, placed third at the Tiger Track Classic ... Finished 31st in the 1500 in 4:49.42 and was a member of the fifth-place 4x1500 relay (20:16.78) and the eighth-place distance medley relay (12:44.24) at the Sea Ray Relays ... Placed sixth in 4:31.99 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Finished second in a personal-best 2:10.40 in the 800 at the Coach O Invitational ... Won the 1500 in 4:33.79, placed second in the 800 in 2:11.82 and second in the 5000 in 17:51.86 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional in the 1500 but did not participate because of injury. 2006-07 Indoor Finished 10th in the mile run in 5:25.14 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Placed 26th in the mile in 5:17.88 and 20th in the 800 meters in 2:24.79 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Came in eighth in the mile in 5:25.83 and eighth in the 600 meters in 1:43.35 at the Carle-Health Alliance Invitational ... Placed 10th in the mile in a personal-best 5:13.75 at the Indiana Relays and second in the 3000 meters in a personal-best 10:26.92 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished fourth in the mile in a PR of 5:13.16, fifth in the 3000 in a school record 10:20.49 and sixth in the 5000 meters in 19:01.20 at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Placed fourth in 2:13.88 in the 800 meters and 11th in a 4:50.05 in the 1500 meters and was a member of the second-place distance medley relay (12:15.62) at the Alabama Relays ... Set the school record in the 5000 meters in 17:50.43 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Finished 12th in a PR of 4:39.41 in the 1500 at the Tiger Track Classic and 32nd in 4:40.73 in the 1500 at the Sea Ray Relays ... Placed sixth in a personal-best 2:12.03 in the 800 and broke the school record again in the 5000, coming in third in 17:21.42 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Won the 1500 in a time of 4:38.74 and the 5000 in 17:39.43 at the Stan Lyons Invitational ... Won the 1500 in a PR of 4:36.73, placed third in the 800 in 2:16.46

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and third in the 5000 in 18:07.54 at the SBC Championships. Before Middle Tennessee Attended Kyambogo University for one year ... Participated in track, cross country and volleyball ... Named Outstanding Sports Women in all three sports at the Kibuli Primary Teachers School ... Best times included 4:45 in the 1500 meters. Personal Born Zamzam Sangau on April 8, 1987 ... Daughter of Sangau and Marian Abdul ... Brother Rajab plays volleyball, handball and basketball, and brother Ahmed plays cricket and runs track ... Majoring in liberal studies.

Jackie Serem Sophomore • 5-1 Rift Valley, Kenya. • Sacho HS Distance

Mile Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:13.66 i 5,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:03.52 o 10,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39:31.61 o

2009-10 Cross Country Earned All Sun Belt Honors by finishing seventh in 20:30.52 at the Sun Belt Championships (5K) ... Placed fourth at the UTC Opener (2M) and the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) with respective times of 11:47 and 11:34 ... Ran to a 10th place finish at the WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) in a time of 18:45.37 ... Finished 26th at the Belmont Opener (4K) in a time of 15:12.95 ... Came in 43rd at the NCAA South Regional (6K) in a time of 21:51.65. 2008-09 Indoor Earned a personal best of 5:37.41 at the Rod McCravy Memorial in the mile run ,placing ninth ... Placed sixth in the 3,000 in 12:05.15 at the Ed Temple Classic ... Finished the mile in 5:45.51, placing ninth at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Finished ninth in the mile in 5:50.9 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Placed 15th in the 3,000 meters in 11:17.39 and 20th in the mile in 5:45.08 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Came in seventh in the 3,000 in 11:41.20 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Came in 15th in the mile in 5:50.67 at the MT Valentine Invitational. Outdoor Finished seventh in the 5,000 meters and eighth in the 10,000 meters at the Sun Belt Championships in times of 18:03.25 and 39:31.61, respectively ... Came in sixth in the 5,000 at the Georgia Tech Invitational in 18:08.15 ... Placed seventh in the 3,000 meters in 10:56.05 at the Boston-Moon Classic ... Finished eighth in the 1,500 at the Western Kentucky Invitational in 5:01.34 ... Came in 17th at the Georgia Relays in 5:18.81. Personal Born Jackline Serem ... Daughter of David and Elizabeth Serem ... Attended Sacho High School ... Lettered in track running the 3000 ... Majoring in nursing.

MeLyn Thompson Senior • 5-6 Chattanooga, Tenn. • Girls Prep. Throws

Shot Put. . . . . . . . . . 50-8.75 (15.46m) o / 47-11.25 (14.61m) i Discus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135-0 (41.16m) o Hammer/Weight Throw . . . . 142-0 (43.29m) o / 45-9 (13.94m) i

2008-09 Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the shot put placing third in the event at the Sun Belt Championships and set a lifetime bests of 47-11.25 (14.61m) in the event also threw 45-9 (13.94m) in the weight throw placing 16th in the event ... Won the shot put with a toss of 46-4 (14.12m) and ninth in the weight throw (42-0


2010 Women’s Profiles [12.8m]) at the Ed Temple Classic ... Won the shot put, throwing 45-2 (13.76m) and placed 12th in the weight throw with a toss of 40-3 (12.26m) at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Placed second in the shot put and third in the weight throw at the Middle Tennessee Classic with of tosses of 47-5 (14.32m) and 45-5 (13.84m), respectively ... Placed overall third in the shot put (43-7 [13.28m]) and ninth in the weight throw (42-0 [12.8m]) at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Threw 47-6.25 (14.48m) in the shot put finishing seventh also placed 26th in the weight throw tossing 43-7.75 (13.3m) at the Kentucky Invitational ... Finished 12th in the shot put with a toss of 46-3.5 (14.11m) at the Rod McCravy Memorial. Outdoor Placed second in the shot put with a mark of 41-3.25 (12.58m), fourth in the discus recording 123-0 (37.51m), and eighth in the hammer throw with a toss of 114-5.5 (34.89m) at the Boston-Moon Classic ... Came in sixth in the shot put in 44-6.75 (13.58m) at the Sun Belt Championships ... Placed 10th in the discus at the Georgia Relays recording a toss of 129-0 (39.32m) ... Finished 11th in the shot put with a mark of 44-11.5 (13.70m) and 14th in the discus with a toss of 135-0 (41.15m) at the Tiger Track Classic. 2007-08 Indoor Won the shot put (47-6) and placed 10th in the weight throw (43-5.5) at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished fourth in the shot put (47-11.25) at the Kentucky Invitational ... Won the shot put (46-10) and placed ninth in the weight throw (38-7) at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Finished fourth in the shot put (433) and eighth in the weight throw (36-10.5) at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Placed second in the shot put (45-2) and 12th in the weight throw (39-2) at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished fourth in the shot put (45-4.25) at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Ranked 90th in the nation on the NCAA descending order list in the shot put with a mark of 47-11.75 ... Earned All-Sun Belt honors after winning the shot put at the SBC Championships ... Won the shot put (46-9) and placed third in the hammer throw with a mark of 129-1 at the Clemson Relays ... Placed seventh in the shot put (46-3.25) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational and ninth (42-11) at the Tiger Track Classic ... Finished 35th in the shot put (41-9.75) at the Sea Ray Relays ... Placed eighth in the shot put (44-0.75) and 25th in the hammer (124-3) at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Finished third in the shot put (46-9), fifth in the discus with a personal-best 132-8 and eighth in the hammer with PR of 138-4 at the Coach O Invitational ... Won the shot put with a mark of 47-11.75 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Placed 35th in the shot put (44-2) at the NCAA Mideast Regional. 2006-07 Indoor Placed second in the shot put with a mark of 45-11 and placed 10th in the weight throw with a mark of 35-2 at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished eighth in the shot put (44-8) and 25th in the weight throw with personal-best 44-11 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Came in fourth in the shot put (41-6) and weight throw (42-9.5) at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Won the shot put with a personal-best 46-6.75 at the Carle-Health Alliance Invitational ... Finished second in the shot put (45-4.5) at the Indiana Relays ... Placed third in the shot put (45-0) and sixth in the weight throw (44-5) at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished 10th in the shot put (41-1.75) and 14th in the weight throw (44-3.25) at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Placed ninth in the shot put with a mark of 43-3 at the Alabama Relays and eighth with a mark of 43-9.75 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Finished second in the shot put (40-11.75), seventh in the hammer throw (122-0) and 10th in the discus (93-2) at the Boston-Moon Classic ... Placed 10th in the shot put (43-7) and 23rd in the hammer with a personal-best 132-2 at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Won the shot put with a mark of 49-5.75 at the Stan Lyons Invitational ... Also placed 18th in the discus (122-8) and 23rd in the hammer (116-11) at the Stan Lyons meet ... Set a school record again in shot put, winning event at the Sun Belt Championships with a mark of 50-8.75 ... Came in 15th in the discus (123-11) and 14th in the hammer (118-1) at the SBC Championships ... Placed 10th in the shot put with a mark of 48-10.25 at the NCAA Mideast Regional. High School Was the state title winner in both the shot put and discus as a senior at Girls Preparatory School ... Winning marks were 44-4.25 in the shot put and 124-4 in

the discus ... Set a personal best in the discus as a senior at the Division II East Sectional meet with a mark of 125-0.5 and a PR in the shot put at the GPS home meet with a mark of 45-2. Personal Born MeLyn Marie Thompson on October 12, 1987 ... Daughter of Melvin and Gwendolyn Thompson ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies (early childhood education).

Kortney Thurman Junior • 5-7 Power Springs, Ga. • McEachern HS Jumps/Sprints

Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-9.5 (6.03m) o / 19-5 (5.91m) i Triple Jump. . . . . . . . . . . . 42-8 (11.12m) i / 38-2 (11.63m) o

2008-09 Indoor Placed second in the long jump with a leap of 19-1.5 (5.83m) at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Finished third in the long jump, leaping of 18-7.5 (5.67m), and third as a member of the 4x400m relay team (4:17.6) at the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished fifth in the 200 meters in 25.96 and fourth in the long jump, jumping 18-5 (5.61m) at the Ed Temple Classic ... Came in 18th in the long jump, recording a mark of 18-9.25 (5.72m), and 18th in the triple jump (35-9.25 [10.6m]) at the Kentucky Invitational ... Set a personal-best time of 7.22 in the 55-meter dash in the preliminary heat and finished fifth overall in 7.25 and placed ninth in the 200 in 26.02 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Placed ninth in the 200 in 26.03 and fourth in the long jump (17-11.5 [5.47m]) at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Placed 11th in the triple jump (36-5.75 [11.12m]) and finished fifth in the long jump with 18-9.25 (5.72m) at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Came in 14th in the 55 in 7.42, finished fifth in the long jump (18-10[5.74m]) and 14th in the triple jump (34-6.25[10.52m]) at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Earned a lifetime best, recording a NCAA Regional qualifying mark of 19-9.5 (6.03m) in the long jump, placing second overall at the Tiger Track Classic ... Won the long jump with a leap of 19-1.25 (5.82m) and placed fourth in the triple jump with a jump of 38-2 (11.63m) at the Georgia Relays ... Came in sixth in the long jump at the War Eagle Invitational with 19-0.75 (5.81m) ... Finished eighth in the long jump in 19-3.25 (5.87m), 19th in the 4x200-meter relays in 1:37.4, and 39th in the 4x100 meter relay in 47.88 at the Penn Relays ... Came in eighth as a member of the 4x100 relay team in 46.34, 14th in the long jump with a mark of 18-4 (5.59m), and 17th in the triple jump in 37-1 (11.31m) ... Set a lifetime best of 25.25 in the 200-meter dash in placing 20th, sixth in the 4x100 relay 46.48 and came in 20th in the 100 meter dash in 12.33 and 19th in the triple jump with 349.5 (10.6m) ... Placed fifth in the 4x100 relay in 46.45 and 21st in the long jump in 18-1 (5.51m) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Came in 31st in the long jump with 18-8 (5.69m) at the NCAA Mideast Regional Meet. 2007-08 Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the long jump, placing third at the SBC Championships ... Placed 10th in the long jump (17-9.75) at the Kentucky Invitational and fourth (17-1.5) at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Finished third in

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2010 Women’s Profiles the long jump (17-8) and seventh in the 200 meters in 26.69 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Placed sixth in the long jump (18-7.25) and posted a time of 26.44 in the 200 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Finished seventh in the long jump (17-8.75) at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Placed third in the long jump (19-4.75) and 17th in the triple jump (35-8.75) at the Sun Belt Championships. Outdoor Placed second in the long jump (18-11.25) at the Clemson Relays and fourth (174.75) at the Tiger Track Classic ... Finished 14th in the long jump (19-0.75) and 30th in the triple jump (33-10) at the Sea Ray Relays ... Placed eighth in the long jump (18-7.25) and 20th in the 100 meters (12.58) at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... Won the long jump with a personal-best mark of 19-6.25 and placed fourth in the 100 in 12.15 at the Coach O Invitational ... Finished fourth in the long jump (19-4) and was a member of the fourth-place 4x100-meter relay (46.27) at the Sun Belt Championships. High School Four-year letterwinner for coach Michael Taylor ... State champion in the long jump as a senior and the region champion as a freshman, sophomore and senior ... Best times included 11.97 in the 100 meters, 24.37 in the 200 meters and best marks included a 18-11 in the long jump and 38-7 in the triple jump. Personal Born Kortney Chanelle Marie Thurman on July 8, 1989 ... Daughter of Brian and Gwen Mason.

Kristen Tithof Sophomore • 5-6 Friendsville, Tenn. • William Blount HS Distance

5,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19:14.76 i / 19:25.40 o 10,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41:37.63 o

2008-09 Cross Country Finished in the top 50 in six of the seven races ... Came in fourth at the Agnes Scott Invitational (5K) in 22:15 and 47th at the Belmont Opener in 16:04.06 ... Finished 47th at the Memphis Twilight Classic (5K) in 20:04.73 and 18th at the WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) in 20:10.50 ... Placed 14th at the UTC Invitational (2 miles) in 12:23 ... Finished the season with a season-best time of 19:45.18 at the Sun Belt Championships. Indoor Won as a member of the DMR team in 12:40.53 and placed fourth in the 3,000 meters in 11:40.98 at the Ed Temple Classic ... Finished third in the 800 meters in 2:39.02 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Placed sixth in the 3,000 in 11:07.72 in the MT Christmas Invitational ... Finished ninth as a member of the DMR team in 13:20.09 and 17th in the 5,000 meters in 19:14.76 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Placed 12th in the 800 in 2:40.74 and seventh in the mile (5:44.90) at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Came in 14th in the 800 in 2:36.45 at the MT Valentine Invitational ... Came in 32nd in the mile run in 5:48.27 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Ran the 3,000 at the Rod McCravy Memorial, finishing 31st in 11:04.63. Outdoor Placed 14th in the 1,500 meters in 5:14.72 at the Western Kentucky Invitational ... Came in 15th in the 5,000 meters in 19:25.4 at the Georgia Relays ... Finished 15th in the 3,000 meters and 18th in the 1,500 at the Boston-Moon Classic in times of 11:13.2 and 5:20.32, respectively … Placed 15th in the 10,000 meters in 41:10.39 at the Sun Belt Championships … Finished 19th in the 5,000 in 19:26.84 at the War Eagle Invitational … Came in 23rd in the 3,000 and 33rd in the 1,500 at the Boston-Moon Classic with times of 11:08.79 and 5:18.31, respectively. High School Attended William Blount High School ... Lettered in track and field all four years of high school and lettered in cross country from her sophomore through senior years under coach Chris Frary ... Was the cross country regional champion in 2005 and 2006 ... an all-region cross country selection in 2007 ... Tabbed to the all-state cross country team in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... All- state track member in 2006 ... Graduated in the top 10 in her class.

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Personal Born Kristen Tithof on November 16, 1989 ... Mother is a professor of veterinary science at Tennessee ... Majoring in biology.

Nyeisha Wright R-Junior • 5-7 Colo. Springs, Colo. • (Widefield HS [Southern Miss.]) Sprints/Jumps

100 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.92 o 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.34 o / 24.47 i Long Jump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-9 (5.71m) i / 19-11 (6.07m)

2008-09 Indoor Earned All-Sun Belt honors in the 200 meters, finishing third in 24.83 at the Sun Belt Championships and coming in seventh in the 55 meters in 7.25 as well as placing 11th in the long jump with a mark of 18-3.25 (5.57m) ... Won both the 55 and 200 meters, setting lifetime bests in both events, at the MT Valentine Invitational in 7.15 and 24.47, respectively ... Won both the 200 in 24.63 and long jump leaping 18-7 (5.67m) and placed second in the 55 in 7.17 at the Blue Raider Invitational ... Placed third in the long jump with a leap of 18-9 (5.72m) and placed second in the 4x400m relay in 3:47.29 at the Middle Tennessee Classic ... Placed sixth in the long jump (18-4.25 [5.6m]) at the Ed Temple Classic ... Came in fourth as a member 4x400m relay team in 3:42.7 and placed 16th in the 55 meters in 7.77 at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Competed in the long (17-6.25 [5.34m]) and triple jumps (35-6 [10.82m]) at the Kentucky Invitational finishing 19th and 21st, respectively. Outdoor Earned All Sun Belt honors as member of the 4x400 relay team, winning the event in a time of 3:46.28 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Won the 4x100-meter relay in 46.12 and won the 4x400 relay in 3:47.28 at the Georgia Relays as well as placing second with the 4x200-meter relay team in 1:39.41 ... Placed second in the 4x200 in 1:38.77 and fourth in the 4x100 in 46.34 and placed 33rd in the 100-meter dash in 12.46 at the Sea Rays Relays ... Placed sixth in the 100-meter dash in 12.1, sixth in the 200-meter dash in 24.71, and sixth in the 4x100 relay in 47.88 at the Sun Belt Championships ... Placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 18-6.5 (5.65m), ninth in the 200 in 24.58, and 19th in the 100 in 12.33 at the War Eagle Invitational. 2007-08 Redshirted after transferring from Southern Miss. Indoor Did not compete. Outdoor Competed unattached in one meet, placing 16th with a mark of 17-8.75 in the long jump and fouling on her three attempts in the triple jump at the Vanderbilt Invitational. Before Middle Tennessee Spent one season at Southern Miss. High School Four-year track letterwinner for coach Fred Marjerrson at Widefield HS ... Won the state championship in the triple jump as a sophomore and the state titles in the long jump and triple jump as a senior ... Earned all-state honors in the 400 meters as a sophomore and junior ... Region and CSML champion as a junior and senior ... Selected as the 2006 Gatorade Athlete of the Year for Colorado ... Top times include 11:54 in the 100 meters, 23.67 in the 200 meters, 54.23 in the 400, and top marks included 20-10.5 in the long jump and 42-8.75 in the triple jump. Personal Born Nyeisha Olivia Wright on September 6, 1988 ... Daughter of Don and Corey Wright.


2010 Newcomer Profiles David Boiywa

Jarell Dorsey

Freshman • 5-3 • 118 Kabarnet, Kenya • Atnas Kandie SS Distance

Freshman • 5-6 • 155 Baltimore, Md. • Calvert Hall College HS [Temple Univ.] Sprints

1,500 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:57 o 3,000 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 o

100 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.75 o 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.4 o

High School Attended Atnas Kandie SS in Eldoret, Kenya ... Set lifetime bests of 3:57 in the 1,500 meters and 8:30 in the 3,000 meters. Personal Born David Kibnnot Boiywo on March 24, 1990.

Joshua Butler Junior • 5-11 • 168 Glassboro, N.J. • Delsea HS (Neosho County C.C.) Jumps

High School Three year letterwinner under head coach Donald Davis at Calvert Hall College High School ... Set personal bests of 6.96 in the 60 meters, 10.75 in the 100 meters and 22.4 in the 200 meters ... Was named to the Who’s Who Among American High School students and Maryland Distinguished Scholars. Personal Born Jarell Richard Dorsey on June 30, 1990 ... Son of Jai Dorsey Sr. and Brenda Barksdale ... Father Jai was All-State in football, baseball and track with Grandfather James played football for the Philadelphia Eagles ... Majoring in Criminal Justice.

Matthew Farris High Jump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1.75 o Triple Jump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-8 o

Freshman • 6-0 • 170 Winchester, Tenn. • Franklin HS Middle Distance

Before Middle Tennessee Five-time NCCC track and field All-American at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kan., setting personal bests of 7-1.75 in the high jump, 50-8 in the triple jump and 23-11 in the long jump. High School Three year track and field letterwinner under head coach Ronald Flaim at Delsea Regional High School ... Was crowned individual state champion six times in the high jump, indoor and outdoor, and once in the triple jump ... Ranked fourth in the nation in the high jump. Personal Born Joshua M. Butler on December 29, 1987 ... Son of Donald and Denise Butler ... Majoring in Exercise Science.

Justin Chambers Freshman • 5-9 • 160 Acworth, Ga. • Kell HS (Cottage School) Sprints

High School Ran track and cross country at Franklin County High School under coach Lee Brannon. Personal Born Matthew Ryan Farris on June 27, 1991 ... Son of Chris and Kathy Ball ... Majoring in mass communications.

Sean Giffin Freshman • 5-7 • 145 Shelbyville, Tenn. • Shelbyville HS Distance

800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:04 o 200 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.88i /21.50 o 400 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.50 o

High School Member of the 2008 6A Region Championship winning Kell High School track team ... Was the 2008 Georgia state champion in the 400 meters ... 2008 GHSA Class 5A State Champion 400 Meters (47.59) ... Armory NY 200 Meter All-American 200 Meters (21.88)

High School Ran track and cross country at Shelbyville Central High School ... Personal bests of 18:06 in the 5,000 meters and 2:04 in the 800 meters. Personal Born Sean Patrick Giffin on June 25, 1991 ... Son of Larry and Susan Giffin ... Majoring in agribusiness.

Personal Born Justin Britt Chambers on June 5, 1991 ... Son of Ricky and Rosaline Chambers ... Twin sistern Lauren Chamber thrower at University of Southern California ... Older brother Trey Chamber sprinter Western Kentucky.

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2010 Newcomer Profiles Vincent Johnson

Kayla Bryan

Freshman • 5-9 • 160 Nashville, Tenn. • Glencliff HS Sprints

Freshman • 5-5 Knoxville, Tenn. • Karns HS Distance

800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:15.9 o

High School Ran track at Glencliff High School for coach Philip Davis ... Played football and basketball four years. Personal Born Vincent Johnson Jr. on March 6, 1991 ... Son of Vincent and Patricia Johnson ... Enjoys playing sports, video games and watching television ... Majoring in Business Administration.

Chris Mason r-Junior • 5-10 • 135

Auburn, N.Y. • Auburn HS [SUNY Delhi] Distance

2009-10 Cross Country Placed 16th at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) in 13:22 ... Ran to an 18th place finish at the UTC Opener (2M) in 13:01 ... Came in 27th at the WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) in a time of 21:08.61 ... Finished 45th at the Sun Belt Championships (5K) in a time of 22:58.78. High School Lettered in cross country 2005-08 and lettered in track 2006-08 under coaches Erin Chady and Marty Sonnenfeldt. Personal Born Kayla Marie Bryan on November 8, 1990 ... Daughter of Philip and Donna Bryan ... Major is undecided.

Anntoinette Dudley Freshman • 5-11 Jacksonville, Fla. • Terry Parker HS Hurdles/Jumps

2009-10 Cross Country Earned All Sun Belt honors by placing eighth at the Sun Belt Championships (8K) in a time of 27:42.24 ... Came in fifth at the Belmont Opener (5K) in a time of 15:47.40 ... Finished sixth at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) in 16:04 ... Placed eighth at the UTC Opener (5K) in 16:12 ... Ran to a ninth-place finish at the WKU Old Timer Classic (8K) in 26:09.14 ... Came in 46th at the NCAA South Regional (10K) in a 32:09.05. Before Middle Tennessee NJCAA XC DIII National Champion 2008 and 2009 and Outdoor DIII Track National Champion in 10K and 5K in 2008 and 2009. High School Four year cross country letterwinner and three year indoor and outdoor track letterwinner at Auburn High school. Personal Born Chris Mason on January 10,1989 ... Son of Wayne Mason and Christine Lockrow ... Majoring in Business Administration.

Andrew Wagner Freshman • 6-2 • 195 Germantown, Tenn. • Houston HS Throws

Discus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145-0

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100 Meter Hurdles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.6 o High Jump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 o

High School Ran track and field at Terry Parker High School for coach Agatha Henry ... Set high school record of 14.6 in the 100 meter hurdles. Personal Born Anntoinette Dudley on May 28, 1991 ... Daughter of Anthony Dudley and Teresa Parson ... Enjoys spending time with friends and hopes to become a physical therapist ... Major is undeclared.

Samantha Hunt Freshman • 5-6 Gaylord, Mich. • Gaylord HS Distance

800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:15.9 o

2009-10 Cross Country Finished 11th at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) in a time of 12:32 ... Came in 21st at the UTC Opener (2M) in 13:25 ... Placed 24th at the Sun Belt Championships (5K) in a time of 23:04.57.

High School Three year letterwinner in track and field at Houston High School under coach George Gibson.

High School All Michigan Cross Country 2006-07 and All Region 2005-08 under coach Jeff Kalember.

Personal Born Andrew Wagner on September 5, 1990 ... Son John and Barbara Wagner ... Enjoys flying, kayaking and biking ... Majoring in aerospace.

Personal Samantha Hunt...Daughter of Ed and Cathy Hunt...Born October 15, 1991...Majoring in pysical education.


2009 Newcomer Profiles Amber Jackson Freshman • 5-7 Chicago, Illi. • Evanston Township HS Sprints

State champion in the 1,600 meters as a senior. Personal Alissa Ruggle...Daughter of Kevin and Kristi Ruggle...Born December 16, 1990... Majoring in pre-med.

Rispah Sang 400 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.31 o 800 Meters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:15.9 o

High School Three-year letterwinner in track and field at Evanston Township High School under head coach Fenton Gunter ... As a senior, placed second in 400 meters and first as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team at the 2009 Illinois Class AAA Championships ... Recognized by Kiwanis Club for academic and athletic excellence. Personal Born Amber Sianna Jackson on July 26, 1991 ... Daughter of Marcella Jackson ... Majoring in nutrition and food service.

Amber Kassuba Freshman • 5-4 Vanderbilt, Mich. • Gaylord HS Distance

2009-10 Cross Country Came in ninth at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) in a time of 12:12 ... Placed 13th at the UTC Opener (2M) in 12:33 ... Ran to a 22nd-place finish in 19:56.09 at the WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) ... Finished 47th at the Sun Belt Championships (5K) in a time of 23:04.57. High School All-state 2006-07 cross country, all region 2006-08, and a member of the 2007 Michigan state championship team under coach Jeff Kalember ... Earned the Governor’s Service Award. Personal Amber Kassuba...Daughter of Jill and Vern Kassuba...Born March 3, 1991...Majoring in Exercise Science. 2009-10

Alissa Ruggle Freshman • 5-4 Manhattan, Kan. • Riley County HS Distance

2009-10 Cross Country Finished 10th at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) in a time of 12:30 ... Came in 17th in 13:00 at the UTC Opener (2M) ... Placed 42nd at the Sun Belt Championships (5K) in a time of 22:51.37 ... Came in 56th at the Belmont Opener (4K) in a time of 16:36.71. High School Two time cross country letter winner and two time track letter winner under coach Garry Sigle...All-state and academic all state cross country as a senior ...

Freshman • 5-2 Kericho, Kenya • Kabokyek Adventist Secondary Distance

High School Ran cross country at Kabokyek Adventist Secondary School ... Participated in Christian Union and history club. Personal Born Rispah Chepkoech Sang on February 12, 1990 ... Daughter of Alexander and Flomena Sang ... Majoring in nursing.

Stephanie Smith Freshman • 5-4 Aurora, Ontario • Dr. G.W. William S.S. Distance

2009-10 Cross Country Finished 13th at the UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) in 13:06 ... Placed 24th at the UTC Opener (2M) in 13:41 ... Came in 27th at the Sun Belt Championships (5K) in 22:14.98 ... Finished 34th at the Belmont Opener (4K) in a time of 15:31.93. High School Three-time cross country letterwinner and four-time track letterwinner under coaches Tania DeVires and Maria Moreau ... Cross country regional champion. Personal Stephanie Smith ... Daughter of Stuart and Susan Smith ... Born April, 25, 1990 ... OFSAA champion in the 800, 1500 and 3000 meters ... Majoring in political science.

Caroline Tanui Freshman • 5-2 Eldoret, Kenya • Loreto HS Distance

High School Participated in athletics at Loreto High School under coach Joseph Nyangweso ... Involved in the science and math competitions and first aid club. Personal Born Caroline J. Tanui on May 15, 1991 ... Daughter of Philip and Betty Tanui ... Majoring in mathematics.

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2010 Men’s Preview The distance races look to be Middle Tennessee’s deepest events in 2010. Returning Festus Chemaoi won the Sun Belt 800 meters indoors and outdoor as well as the conference indoor mile and outdoor 1,500 meters. Outdoor SBC 10,000-meter champion William Songock will help lead the squad. David Emery and Isaac Biwott also each scored multiple conference points in 2009 and will be crucial in the overall success of the 2010 squad.

Sprints Top Returners Name ‘09 NCAA Marks Curtis King 200 Meter Regional 4x100 Meter Regional Greg Franklin (Outdoor) 100 Meter Regional 200 Meter Regional 4x100 Meter Regional Seniors Curtis King and Greg Franklin will lead the men’s sprinters in 2010. King set season bests of 21.50 in the indoor 200 and a lifetime best of 21.14 outdoors to earn a birth at the NCAA Mideast Regional Meet. Franklin will compete in the outdoor season and earned NCAA Mideast Regional qualifying marks of 10.45 in the 100 meters and 21.08 in the 200 meters. Stanley Gbagbeke will also participate in 55 meters indoors and the 100 meters outdoors. Football players Malcolm Beyah and Rod Issac are expected to help, as well. Freshman Justin Chambers will run the 400 meters. Chambers had a successful high school in the middle distances and ran a personal best of 47.50 in the 400 meters.

Hurdles Top Returners Name ‘09 NCAA Marks Roscoe Payne 110 Hurdles Regional 400 Hurdles Regional DeRay Sloss Indoor 55 Hurdles Provisional 2009 was a season of highs and lows for Blue Raider hurdlers DeRay Sloss and Roscoe Payne. Sloss enjoyed early success and earned his first NCAA Indoor Provisional mark before being injured in both the conference indoor and outdoor championships. Payne burst on the scene, winning the 55meter hurdles at the SBC Indoor Championships. He was named SBC Outdoor Freshman of the year for taking the 400 intermediate hurdles and placing second in the 110 high hurdles. He followed this performance by placing ninth at the NCAA Mideast Regional and just missing NCAA Championships qualification in the 110-meter hurdles. The duo should have continued success in 2010 as two of the top hurdlers in the Sun Belt Conference.

Jumps Top Returners Curtis King placed 88th on the NCAA decsending order list in the 200 meters outdoors

Distance Top Returners Name Festus Chemaoi William Songock David Emery Isaac Biwott

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in the triple jump as well. Junior college transfer Josh Butler is a high jumper who has cleared 7-0 and who can also jump 50-0 in the triple jump.

‘09 NCAA Marks Indoor 800 Provisional 800 Meter Regional 1,500 Meter Regional

Name ‘09 NCAA Marks Stanley Gbagbeke NCAA Outdoor All-American Stanley Gbagbeke is the lone returning Middle Tennessee jumper. The Nigeria native burst onto the scene in his first season competing for Blue Raider, earning NCAA Provisional Marks indoors. He also earned an NCAA Regional mark in the long jump before placing second at the NCAA Championships. Gbagbeke went on to qualify for the IAAF World Championships in Berlin with a jump of 26-5.5 (8.06m) at the Abuja CAA Super Grand Prix. In 2010, he will jump

Stanley Gbagbeke finished second at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning All-American honors.

Relays The men’s 4x100-meter relay will return three of its four members from 2009. Last season, the team’s 39.95 time was the 30th best time run the NCAA. In 2010, Curtis King, Greg Franklin and Stanley Gbagbeke will look to add one more member in order to take the Sun Belt crown. The 4x400-meter relay team’s sixth place finish at the 2009 Sun Belt Indoor Championships was enough to hold out to win the conference title. In 2010, Justin Chambers, Roscoe Payne and DeRay Sloss should help with the 4x400 meter relay.


2010 Women’s Preview Sprints Top Returners Name Kiara Henry Nyeisha Wright

‘09 NCAA Marks 4x400 Meter Regional

Nyeisha Wright is the top returning Blue Raider sprinter. She set season bests in the 200 meters of 24.47 indoors and 24.34 outdoors. Kiara Henry returns in 2010 with a career best of 7.17 in the 55 meters and 25.55 in the 200 meters indoor and 11.94 in the 100 meters and 24.90 in the 200 meters outdoors. Newcomer Amber Jackson will run the 400 meters. The freshman joins the Raider squad with a 55.08 career best.

Distance

NCAA Cross Country Championships. Marla Bailey and Jackie Serem will both compete in the longer distances. Each placed well in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the 2009 Sun Belt Outdoor Championships and Sun Belt Cross Country Championships.

Hurdles Top Returners Name

‘09 NCAA Marks

The hurdle event were an area lacking for the Raiders in 2009. Cherice Robertson joins the team after sitting out in 2009 upon transferring from Vanderbilt. She currently has a career best of 7.84 in the 55-meter hurdles. She should compete for a Sun Belt title. Freshman Ann Dudley comes to Middle Tennessee as a high jumper, but is learning and will compete in the hurdles.

among the tops in the Sun Belt Conference and have taken individual conference titles in the shot put. Cox also took the 2008 SBC discus, and Thompson has the ability to score in the discus as well. Throws will be an area the team will look to score points in bunches in 2010.

Relays The women’s team returns three of the four members from its 2009 NCAA Regional qualifying 4x400-meter relay team. Sarah Nambawa, Nyesisha Wright and Zamzam Sangau will look to capture this qualifier again in 2010 with the help of freshman Amber Jackson. The team also took the 2009 Sun Belt Outdoor crown. Tthe 4x100 meters team should consist Nyeisha Wright, Kortney Thurman, Kiara Henry and a runner to be named. The 2009 4x100 team placed sixth at the Sun Belt Conference Championships.

Jumps Top Returners Name ‘09 NCAA Marks Sarah Nambawa NCAA Indoor All-American NCAA Outdoor All-American Kortney Thurman NCAA Long Jump Regional Nyeisha Wright

Zamzam Sangau owns almost all school distance records from the 800 meters to the 5,000 meters.

Top Returners Name Zamzam Sangau Marla Bailey Jackie Serem

‘09 NCAA Marks 800 Meter Regional 1,500 Meter Regional

Zamzam Sangau enters her senior campaign already as the most decorated distance runner in school history. She currently holds every school record indoor and outdoor between the 800 and 5,000 meters except the 3,000 steeplechase, which she does not compete. Last season, she won both the 800 and 1,500 meters at the Sun Belt Outdoor Championships. She was also the first female in school history to qualify for the

Sarah Nambawa is the top returning Blue Raider jump athlete; she won two All-American awards in 2009. The Uganda native holds all MT indoor and outdoor standards in the long jump and triple jump. Her versatility will allow her to compete for the conference long and triple jump titles. Kortney Thurman and Nyeisha Wright provide team depth and can score points in both the long and triple jump. Newcomers Cherice Robertson and Ann Dudley will both compete in the high jump in 2010. This should provide extra needed points not competed for in 2009.

The 4x400 relay team took the 2009 SBC title earning an NCAA Regional Qualifying time.

Throws

Top Returners Name Brittany Cox MeLyn Thompson

‘09 NCAA Marks NCAA Outdoor Qualifier

Seniors Brittany Cox and MeLyn Thompson will handle the throwing duties for Middle Tennessee in 2010. The duo are

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Head Coach Dean Hayes Throughout the recent history of Middle Tennessee track and field, there have been two constants – veteran coach Dean Hayes and a legacy of championship performances. A renowned track and field coach both in college and professional circles, Dean Hayes has gained great respect since coming to Middle Tennessee 45 years ago. His men’s teams dominated the Ohio Valley Conference, and the women’s teams have duplicated that success since Hayes took over the program in 1987. Both squads have continued their successes in the Sun Belt Conference, capturing 15 of the 38 indoor and outdoor titles for which they have been eligible since joining the league ten years ago. Overall, Hayes has guided the programs to 29 OVC titles, 16 Sun Belt championships, and 18 NCAA Top 25 finishes. Fifty-two of his athletes have earned 84 All-American honors, four have become national champions and a number of them have gone on to compete internationally in the Olympic Games, World University Games and PanAmerican Games. There could have been more awards, but Middle Tennessee did not sport a track program from 1987 to 1990. Hayes has added 12 Sun Belt Coach of the Year awards to complement his 15 OVC Coach of the Year honors, which included 10 in a row from 1977 to 1986. He was inducted into the Blue Raider Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1994. Hayes became a member of the Illinois Sports Hall of Fame in 1993, was inducted into the Mason-Dixon Athletic Club Hall of Fame in March 2005 and in December 2008 he was inducted into the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In May 2009, a formal dedication took place to rename the outdoor track faciilty in his honor as the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium. The announcement regarding the renaming of the stadium happened earlier in the spring and the dedication was timed to coincide with the Blue Raiders

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playing hosting to the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Following the 1981 season, the Division I Track and Field Coaches Association voted Hayes the NCAA Outdoor Coach of the Year. Hayes served as president of the TFCA in 1982-83. In his first attempt at a Sun Belt Championship, Hayes delivered. The Middle Tennessee women took first place in Miami, Fla., in 2000, and Hayes earned his first Sun Belt Coach of the Year award. Since taking its place in the Sun Belt full-time prior to the beginning of the 2000-01 academic year, Middle Tennessee has captured 14 of the 30 league titles in indoor and outdoor track and field. Hayes and his charges were instrumental in capturing the school’s first-ever Vic Bubas Cup, the league’s all-sports trophy,

HAYES AT A GLANCE Personal Birthdate: December 14, 1937 Hometown: Morrison, Ill. Family: Wife, Jan; daughters, Erin and Kara Education High School: Naperville (Ill.) Central College: Lake Forest (1959) Head Coach Experience (College) Middle Tennessee: 1965 - present

Coach Hayes took over the women’s track & field program in 1993 when it was started in 1987.

1973 - 25th; 1974 - 17th; 1976 - 19th; 2003 - 17th; 2007 - 21st Men’s Cross Country: 1966 - 14th

Ohio Valley Conference Titles (29) Women’s Indoor: 1988, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996 Men’s Indoor: 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2000 Women’s Outdoor: 1991, 1994, 1996 Men’s Outdoor: 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1993, 1994 Men’s Cross Country: 1983 Sun Belt Conference Championships (16)

Head Coach Experience (World) Goodwill Games: 1998 (New York, N.Y.) World Championships: 1997 (Athens, Greece) World Cup: 1994 (London, England) Goodwill Games: 1990 (Seattle, Wash.) World University Games: 1985 (Kobe, Japan)

Women’s Indoor: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Men’s Indoor: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009 Women’s Outdoor: 2000, 2005 Men’s Outdoor: 2001, 2006, 2007 Men’s Cross Country: 2009

Assistant Coach Experience (World) Olympic Games: 1988 (Seoul, South Korea) World Championships: 1983 (Helsinki, Finland) World University Games: 1981 (Bucharest, Romania) US Olympic Festival: 1978 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) *Served as referee at 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ga.

Lake Forest College Athletic Hall of Fame: 2009 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame: 2008 Mason-Dixon Athletic Club Hall of Fame: 2005 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame: 1994 Illinois Sports Hall of Fame: 1993 Blue Raider Hall of Fame: 1982 OVC Coach of the Year (15): 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000 Sun Belt Coach of the Year (14): 2000 (1), 2001 (3), 2002 (2), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (2), 2007 (1), 2009 (2) NCAA Outdoor Coach of the Year: 1981

NCAA Top 25 Finishes (18) Women’s Indoor: 1994 - 8th Men’s Indoor: 1971-22nd; 1972 - 7th; 1973 - 8th; 1974 - 14th; 1979 - 20th; 1980 - 19th; 1981 - 11th; 1982 - 11th; 1993 - 21st Men’s Outdoor: 1971 - 25th; 1972 - 22nd;

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Games in Bucharest, Romania (1981), the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland (1983), and the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea (1988). In 1996, Hayes served as a referee at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga. Because of Hayes’ international success, numerous foreign athletes have sought out Middle Tennessee as their college of choice. Hayes’ most successful collegiate athletes at Middle Tennessee have competed in the NCAA triple jump, an event in which Hayes specializes. He coached NCAA champions Tommy Haynes (1974) and Barry McClure (1972, 1973) as well as NCAA high hurdle champion Dionne Rose (1994) Coach Hayes giving his acceptance speech at the and his most recent national chamU.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame ceremony in pion, Blue Raider Mardy Scales in the December 2008. 100-meters (2003). Hayes also guided photo courtesy of the USTFCCCA Roland McGhee to nine All-American honors, and both McClure and Greg in 2001, when the track programs garnered three SBC titles. The teams played a signifi- Artis won All-American honors seven times. cant role in Middle Tennessee winning the Hayes earned his B.A. at Lake Forest (Ill.), Bubas Cup in 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2009 as where he competed in the 800 meters, long jump and triple jump, an event in which well. Hayes has indeed put Middle Tennessee he was an NCAA qualifier. After earning his on the world map in terms of collegiate M.S.Ed. at Northern Illinois, Hayes began his coaching career at the high school level in track and field. However, Hayes’ experience is not lim- Chicago (three years) and Minneapolis (one ited to the collegiate level. He has coached year) before returning to Lake Forest and several teams sponsored by either the Unit- then moving on to Middle Tennessee in ed States Olympic Committee or USA Track 1965. and Field. His international experience began at the first Olympic Sports Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo. (1978), and included working as the head coach at the World University Games in Kobe, Japan (1985); Goodwill Games in Seattle, Wash. (1990); World Cup in London, England (1994); World Championships in Athens, Greece (1997); and again at the Goodwill Games in New York City (1998). The Naperville, Ill., native also has served as an assistant at several international meets. In addition to the first Olympic Sports Festival, Hayes worked as an assistant at the World University

All-Americans Under Hayes

Greg Artis (7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979-81 Ron Bramlett (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Jacqui Brown (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Jasper Demps (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 John DoDoo (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978-79 Rayfield Dupree (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Sheikh Faye (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976-78 Kim Freeman (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Stanley Gbagbeke (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Tommy Haynes (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Godfrey Herring (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000-02 Dwight Johnson (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984-85 Andre Kirnes (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980, 1983 Eddie Loyd (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Garland Martin (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Barry McClure (7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1970-73 Roland McGhee (9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991-94 Orestes Meeks (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Sarah Nambawa (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Christian Nsiah (2) . . . . . . . . . . . 1996, 1999 Victor Okorie (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Brian Oldfield (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1965 Micah Otis (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Orlando Reid (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 Andreja Ribac (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Dionne Rose (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Mardy Scales (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002-04 Juan Walker (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006-07 Jimmy Washington (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976 Linnie Yarbrough (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 1981 Mile Relay (1) Barry Gambrell, Mike Davidson, Gary Mitchell, Tim Johnson 1982 Mile Relay (1) Herb Newton, Gary Mitchell, Tim Johnson, Floyd James 1982 Distance Medley (1) Herb Newton, Joe O’Loughlin, Tim Johnson, John Davis 2003 4x100m Relay (1) DJ Spann, Mardy Scales, Brad Orr, Pedro Holiday 2004 4x100m Relay (1) Xavier Darden, Mardy Scales, Wesley Dupar-Scott, JJ Sturm, Pedro Holiday 2007 4x100m Relay (1) Juan Walker, Orlando Reid, Sean Waller, Samuel Adade

Coach Hayes and his wife of 47 years, Jan

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Assistant Coaches Thomas Keith

Keith Vroman Keith Vroman begins his seventh season at

Thomas Keith has been a valuable mem-

Middle Tennessee and his second as a full-

ber of Dean Hayes’ track and field coaching

time assistant for the Blue Raiders. Vroman

staff since 1976.

is currently in his 10th year of coaching and brings with him the experience of two dis-

the nation’s top coaches in terms of dealing

Eastern Kentucky University and Grand Val Vroman’s experience in distance running has helped the Blue Raider cross country teams make consistent strides and to strong showings during the distance events in the indoor and

Known for his positive attitude and un-

canny patience, Keith is considered among

tance running programs steeped in tradition, ley State University.

with athletes.

Exceedingly versatile, Keith is able to run practices, coach meets and handle equip-

ment as well as work with athletes in a professional manner. Keith trans-

outdoor track seasons. Eight men and five women have earned All-Sun

ferred to Middle Tennessee in the fall of 1976 and immediately went to

Belt honors under Vroman’s tutelage including at least one male in each

work as team manager. He has been with the program ever since.

of the last five years.

The Tullahoma, Tenn., native teaches at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary

In the 2009 cross country season, Vroman helped coach the men’s

School in Murfreesboro. Keith has one daughter, Desiree.

team to its first-ever Sun Belt Crown since joining the league in 2001. It

His extensive history with Dean Hayes and the Middle Tennessee

was also the first cross country championships the program won since

track and field program makes him an extremely valuable cog in the

the 1983 squad took the Ohio Valley title.

machinery of Blue Raider success.

Vroman was hired full-time during the summer of 2007 and helps in all areas of the program including recruiting and meet management. The Ludington, Mich., native earned his bachelor’s in physical education, his master’s in health education and an M.S. in sports administration at Eastern Kentucky, where he competed in cross country and the steeplechase.

Keith Vroman giving three-time All-Sun Belt Runner William Songock last minute advice prior to the 2009 Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championships in Monroe, La.

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Thomas Keith has over thirty year experience with the Middle Tennessee track teams. He is picture with 2007 SBC Champion and All-American Juan Walker.


Assistant Coaches Andrew Owusu

Willie Parker

Andrew Owusu serves as an assistant at Mid-

Willie Parker is entering his first season on

dle Tennessee, bringing a vast amount of ex-

the Middle Tennessee coaching staff after

perience in the horizontal jumps.

a successful career as a Blue Raider athlete.

Owusu has been associated with the Mid-

Parker was a part of four Middle Tennessee

dle Tennessee track program since 1999, and

men’s team titles in his undergraduate career.

his contribution to the program solidifies its

He ranks third on the MT men’s hammer

position as one of the premier institutions for

throw and weight throw honor roll. He was

long and triple jump in the Sun Belt Confer-

also named to multiple All-Sun Belt teams in

ence and the nation.

his career under head coach Dean Hayes.

Owusu is a full-time assistant professor in the Health and Human Per-

The Farragut, Tenn., native has trained with the U.S. National Bobsled

formance Department at Middle Tennessee. He has a wealth of interna-

Team and also trained under Louie Simmons at the Westside Barbell

tional experience, including two World Championships, three Olympic

Gym in Indianapolis, Ind.

games, one World Cup and four All-Africa Games.

Parker’s father, Bill, is the head track and field coach at Farragut High

Owusu earned his bachelor’s in biology from Alabama, where he

School. In has 20 years at Farragut, he has led his men’s and women’s

garnered eight All-America honors. He held school records in both the

teams to 11 total Tennessee state championships and nine runner-ups.

long and triple jump upon graduation. Owusu completed an M.S.Ed. in

Willie graduated from Middle Tennessee in 2006 with a degree in en-

sports administration and management at Wayne State College and in

trepreneurship.

2004 earned a Ph.D. from Middle Tennessee in human performance.

Andrew Owusu advises three-time All-American triple jumper Sarah Nambawa at the 2009 Sun Belt Conference Championships.

Willie Parker competed for head coach Dean Hayes in the throwing events before becoming an assistant coach

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Facilities Facilities


Dean A. Hayes Stadium Murphy Center Sports Medicine Strength and Conditioning Academic Enhancement Residence and Dining

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Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium

The Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium is the home and training facility of the Blue Raiders track and field program. The Olympic-size track was laid 10 years ago and has hosted the 2000 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships and the 2009 Sun Belt Outdoor Championships, and is the annual host of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association high school track championships. In 2006-07, the facility underwent a $3.5 million addition with the construction of locker rooms, a press box and a 1,500-seat grandstand. The stadium is scheduled to host the 2011 Sun Belt Outdoor Championships. The running surface features eight lanes measuring 42 inches each, which allows ample space for each competitor to run without feeling closed in by other runners. Like the running surface, the infield portion of the complex is user-friendly. It features the unique aspect of two long jump runways, allowing both men’s and women’s teams to compete or practice at the time. A pole vault runway, javelin runway, high jump area and hammer/discus cage are also located in the infield area. Middle Tennessee State University held a formal dedication ceremony

May 8, 2009, to name the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium. Nearly 400 people were in attendance including over 100 former track athletes in honoring their former coach. The Tennessee Board of Regents approved the renaming of the stadium in late March.

The ceremony took place in the Greenland Drive parking lot directly in front of the newly named stadium. Featured speakers included Middle Tennessee president Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, director of athletics Chris Massaro, former track student-athlete Tommy Haynes and Coach Hayes. The ceremony coincided with the first day of the Sun Belt Outdoor Track and Field Championships, an event Middle Tennessee hosted to for the first time since joining the league in 2000-01. The Blue Raiders last hosted an outdoor league championship event in 2000, their last season competing in the Ohio Valley Conference. Junior William Songock concluded the evening last May in dramatic fashion, taking first place in the 10,000 meters following the ceremony setting a stadium record.


meter

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Hayes Stadium Records

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MEN’S Event 100m 200m 400m 800m 1,500m 3,000m ST 5,000m 10,000m 110m H 400m H LJ TJ HJ Pole Vault Discus Javelin Shot Hammer 4x100m relay 4x400m relay

Name (School) Gavin Smellie (Western Kentucky) Gavin Smellie (Western Kentucky) Jarrod Macklin (Eastern Illinois) Brian Recktenwald (Murray State) Festus Chemaoi (Middle Tennessee) Johnathan Cherono (UALR) Zac Edward (South Alabama) William Songock (Middle Tennessee) Jasper Demps (Middle Tennessee) Roscoe Payne (Middle Tennessee) Rob Jordan (Middle Tennessee) Carl Morgan (Middle Tennessee) Jermaine Jamison (North Texas) Jordan Wehr (North Texas) Kirby Atkins (UALR) Richard McKay (Louisiana-Monroe) Matt Taitt (Western Kentucky) Kirby Atkin (UALR) Western Kentucky Western Kentucky

Date 5/10/09 5/09/09 5/05/00 5/05/00 5/10/09 5/09/09 5/10/09 5/08/09 5/05/00 5/10/09 5/05/00 5/10/09 5/09/09 5/08/09 5/08/09 5/09/09 5/09/09 5/10/09 5/10/09 5/10/09

Time/Mark 10.29 20.58 46.54 1:53.09 3:47.25 9:09.69 14:14.33 30:43.11 13.97 51.41 25-5.5 [7.76m] 52-4.5 [15.96m] 6-10.75 [2.1m] 17-6.5 [5.35m] 172-5 [52.55m] 210-8 [64.22m] 55-2.25 [16.28m] 184-7 [56.27m] 39.93 3:08.89

WOMEN’S Event 100m 200m 400m 800m 1,500m 3,000m ST 5,000m 10,000m 100m H 400m H LJ TJ HJ Pole Vault Discus Javelin Shot Hammer 4x100m relay 4x400m relay

Name (School) Miaie Williams (Western Kentucky) Miaie Williams (Western Kentucky) Charmisha Morrow (Arkansas State) Sheena Gooding (Austin Peay) Zamzam Sangau (Middle Tennessee) Paola Reategui (Flordia International) Emiear O’Brien (Western Kentucky) Janet JeSang (Western Kentucky) Lauren Wiggins (North Texas) Naim Yisrael (Florida International) Sarah Nambawa (Middle Tennessee) Sarah Nambawa (Middle Tennessee) Heather Davis (Louisiana-Monroe) Nicole Knox (South Alabama) Stephanie Foreman (Arkansas State) Tiphanie Baker (Troy) Marcie Richard (Louisiana-Monroe) Brittany Cox (Middle Tennessee) Tiphanie Baker (Troy) Western Kentucky Austin Peay

Date 5/10/09 5/10/09 5/09/09 5/06/00 5/10/09 5/09/09 5/10/09 5/08/09 5/10/09 5/10/09 5/09/09 5/10/09 5/09/09 5/09/09 5/08/09 5/08/09 5/09/09 5/09/09 5/10/09 5/10/09 5/06/00

Time/Mark 11.57 23.43 53.92 2:09.14 4:28.16 11.14.13 17:22.85 36:41.01 13.40 57.83 20-10 [6.35m] 44-11.75 [13.71m] 5-8.75 [1.75m] 13-1.5 [4.0m] 179-0 [54.56m] 147-8 [45.01m] 50-0.75 [15.26m] 178-2 [54.31m] 45.36 3:41.08


Murphy Center Indoor Track Facility

Murphy Center Murphy Center is Middle Tennessee’s winter home and houses the team’s indoor training facility and hosts multiple indoor home meets in the indoor season. Constructed in 1972, Murphy Center’s indoor track is located on the upper level above the basketball courts and is one of only two such facilities in the Sun Belt Conference. The arena has played host to four Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships and numerous indoor championships in the Ohio Valley Conference. The 2010 SBC Indoor Championships will take place at Murphy Center on February 27-28. The indoor track facility measures 50,000 square feet and can accomadate every track and field event. A jump runway and built in sand pit for long and triple jump events, pole vault and high jump pads make Murphy Center a unique venue the Blue Raiders are proud to call home. Murphy Center also feature two auxiliary gyms for throwing events as well as team practices or physical education classes, raquetball courts and two dance studios. It is also home to an athletic training room that features state-of-the-art modalities for the treatment and care of athletic injuries.

Murphy Center

2010 SBC Indoor Championships Murphy Center will host the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships on the weekend of February 27-28. This will mark the 24th time in the school’s history Murphy Center has hosted a conference championships and the fifth time since joining the Sun Belt Indoor Championships. Middle Tennessee teams have had great success on their home track winning 18 total conference championships between the men’s and women’s squads. 2008 marked the last time Murphy Center hosted the Sun Belt Championships, both teams finished runner up perennial rival Western Kentucky.

Murphy Center has a long and storied history in high school athletic as well. The facility has long been host to the TSSAA boy’s and girl’s state basketball championships, the stat volleyball championships and the state cheerleading finals. Aside from athletics, the facility has staged countless concerts for some the world’s most renowned artists including Elvis Presley, U2, Elton John, the Judds and three consecutive sold out shows by country music superstar Garth Brooks. Murphy Center is unique on campus and in the area as is has served as the site for several large conventions and trade shows as well as for Middle Tennessee’s commencement ceremonies three times a year.

The Murphy Center will play host to the 2010 Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships.


The Blue Ra iders comp ete on the u level of Mu pper rphy Cente r.

nish area, rs a photo fi o it n o m s e y r track. Coach Ha urphy Cente M e th d n u ro one of two a

Middle Tennessee Founded Indoor Last Chance Meets at Murphy Center The first indoor meet in the Ohio Valley Conference was held in Murphy Center in 1976, and the meet was a watershed moment for the NCAA. The current qualifying system for the NCAA championships was derived from this meet. Head Coach Dean Hayes and several area coaches were looking for a final oppotunity for their athletes to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships. The coaches got together and held a meet at Murphy Center the week before the national meet. The practice continued in ensuing years and came to be known as the NCAA Last Chance Meet. There are at least six Last Chance Meets around the nation each year, including Ames, Iowa (Iowa State); South Bend, Ind. (Notre Dame); Blacksburg Va. (Virginia Tech); Lincoln, Neb. (Nebraska); Fayetteville, Ark. (Arkansas); and Gainsville, Fla. (Florida).

Murphy C enter has a jump ru sand pit fo nway and r long and triple jum p events


Sports Medicine

9 Training tables • 2 Full-size whirlpool • Dressing areas • Private offices • Mondo Ramflex flooring • X-ray • K-laser • Treadmills • Exercise Bikes • Stairmaster

Drew Shea

Sports Medicine Facility Allison Ness

Chris Harris

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Health care is one of the most important aspects of a student-athlete’s life, and no university is more committed to keeping athletes healthy than Middle Tennesseee. The Sports Medicine facility provides MTSU student-athletes with one of the finest athletic training facilities in the nation. Head Athletic Trainer Drew Shea and the Sports Medicine staff have set liberal hours to make sure each student-athlete has his or her needs met.


Strength and Conditioning Strength and Conditioning On of the biggest changes in college athletics in the past few years has been the attitude toward strength and conditioning. Performing in the weight room has become just as important as onthe-field competition, and Middle Tennessee has one of the very best staffs in the nation committed to making student-athletes the best they can be. Assistant Athletic Director Matt Riley take care of all the strength and conditioning including all stretching before practices and workouts. It all happens in the Blue Raiders’ 10,000-plus square foot weight room facility located adjacent to the north end zone of Floyd Stadium and designed for use by all Middle Tennessee studentathletes. It is a strength and training are a that rivals any in the country. The weight room has been described by many people as better than any in the immediate area, including those at SEC and Conference USA schoools.

Matt Riley

Jason Spray

Russell Patterson

Katie Abundiz

20,000 pounds of weights • 9 full power racks • 9 elevated platforms • 9 half-racks • 5 ground-base jammers • dead lifts • Leg press • Leg curls • Leg extension • Bench press • Military press • Rowing machine • Treadmills • Stationary bikes • Cable television

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Academic Enhancement Center Acadmeic Enhancement The Student-Athlete Enhancement Center (SAEC) at MTSU houses the academic support system and the Blue Raider Athlete Skills for Success (B.R.A.S.S.) Life Skills program for all 17 Division 1-A sports. The center is housed at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium on Raider Drive. The facility opened its doors on January 4, 1999, to the delight of student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. The mission of the center is to help student-athletes take skills learned on the field and turn them into positive preparation for life after college. The center is also committed to meeting the changing needs of student-athletes. It continues to promote partnerships between the University, the NCAA, and the Murfreesboro community to help achieve its goals.

Study tables • Tutoring • Computer lab • Library-like atmosphere • Spacious study carrels • Task lighting

In addition to to providing the academic support needed to be successful in the classroom, the center is committed to meeting the needs of student-athletes in life skills development through the very popular B.R.A.S.S. program.

2008-09 Academic Review • 159 of 289 (55%) of all student-athletes had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the spring semester.

Todd Wyant

Wynnifred Counts

Debbie Carroll

Angel Nathan

MTSU has inducted 70 student-athletes into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society after just five years of being eligible. Chi Alpha Sigma is a nonprofit organization established to recognize college students who earn a varsity letter in at lease one sport while maintaining a 3.4 of higher cumulative GPA throughout their junior and senior years.

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• 72 student-athletes made the Dean’s List in the spring by earning a grade point average of 3.5 of higher, and 17 attained a perfect 4.0. • 8 of 17 teams had a 2008 spring semester GPA of 3.0 or higher. • In the spring, the student-athletes had an average 2.95 GPA.


Residence and Dining Dining MTSU offers five different on-campus dining areas, with the most popular being Keathley University Center (KUC) Grill and Cyber Café.

Fully furnished • Beautfiul clubhouse • 24 hour parking • Laundry facilities • On campus convenience

The KUC is located in the center of campus and is a major intersection for student activities. The Grill is located on the second floor and features Pizza Hut, Quizno’s Subs, Grille Works, Salad Garden, Chick-Fil-A, and Freshens (desserts and smoothies). The KUC Grill is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday and is open until 5 p.m. on Fridays. The Cyber Café is the first of its kind in the Tennessee Board of Regents system, offering a futuristic and efficient way for students to dine. Students are able to eat while e-mailing or searching the Web at the same time on eight computers.

Scarlett Commons

MTSU also features buffet-style dining at McCallie Dining in Corlew Hall and the RaiderZone at James Union Building. Both dining option subs, pizza, grill works, carved meats, fresh deli food, fresh-made pasta, and a salad bar.

Scarlett Commons, named for former MTSU president M.G. Scarlett, is one of the premier living arrangements at any university in the region. Opened to students in the fall of 1999, the facility provides apartment-style living with the convenience of staying on campus. Nine three-story buildings with 12 apartments each and a useful clubhouse make up the Scarlett complex. Each apartment contains four private bedrooms connected by two private bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a comfortable living room. The Scarlett Commons clubhouse creates a real sense of community with its recreation/meeting rooms, fireplace, big screen TV, and laundry room. Maintenance issues can be resolved with a phone call to the 24-hour reception and service desk in the clubhouse. Students living in Scarlett Commons have their own restricted parking lot, so it’s easy to find parking in front of their buildings 24 hours a day.

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2009 Year in Review Gbagbeke takes silver medal at NCAA Championships Junior transfer Stanley Gbagbeke took second place in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., becoming the first Middle Tennessee Outdoor All-American since Juan Walker in 2007. Gbagbeke took second place with a leap of 26-3 (8.0m) coming in as the runner-up to Florida State’s Ngonidzashe Makusha with recorded a mark of 26-7.25 (8.11m). The Nigeria native got off to a slow start in his first meet for the Blue Raiders. However, a promising third-place finish in the long jump at the Sun Belt Championships earned him his first NCAA Mideast Regional qualifying mark. He placed fifth at the NCAA Mideast Regional with a mark of 25-3.5 (7.71m). Stanley Gbagbeke The jump placed him 23rd in the NCAA descending order list. The eight points Gbagbeke scored earned the team a onships. 32nd-place finish nationally, its highest finish since 2007.

2009 NCAA Outdoor Long Jump Championships 1. Ngonidzashe Makusha. 26-7.25

2. Stanley Gbagbeke. . . 26-3 3. Nicholas Gordon . . . . . 26-2.75 4. Julian Reid . . . . . . . . . . 26-1.5 5. Jeremy Hicks. . . . . . . . . 26-1.5 6. Luis Rivera-Morales . . . 26-0.75 7. Alain Bailey. . . . . . . . . 25-11.5 8. Mychael Stewart. . . . . . . 25-11 9. Will Claye. . . . . . . . . 25-10.75 10. Tyron Stewart. . . . . . . . 25-3.5

In the summer, Gbagbeke competed on the international scene winning the Nigerian national championships and earning a slot on the IAAF World Championship qualifying ‘B’ List with a mark of 26-5.5 (8.06m) placing him 15th in the world in the event. He finished 27th at the IAAF World Champi-

Nambawa earns two triple jump All-American honors Sarah Nambawa increased her All-American tally to three in 2009 after garnering the honor in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Nambawa placed second at the NCAA Indoor Championships to Florida State’s Kim Williams and third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships behind Williams and Yasmine Regis of Texas A&M. Nambawa and Williams battled the entire indoor and outdoor seasons for the top mark on the NCAA descending list. Nambawa’s mark of 44-11.75 Sarah Nambawa (13.71m) at the Sun

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Belt Championships topped Williams’ mark. Nambawa broke this mark two weeks later with a jump of 45-9 (13.94m) at the NCAA Mideast Regional, however, Williams’ would outdo the mark the same day at the NCAA South Regionals. Williams’ bested Nambawa again at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Nambawa’s three NCAA All-Americans designates her third on the Middle Middle Tennessee Women’s Tennessee list of female All-Americans, All-Americans behind Jacqui Brown t1. Jacqui Brown. . . . . . . (4) and Dionne Rose, t1. Dionne Rose. . . . . . . (4) who are tied with four 3. Sarah Nambawa . . (3) titles each.

t4. Kim Freeman. . . . . . . (1) t4. Andreja Ribac. . . . . . (1)


Blue Raiders send four to NCAA Outdoor Championships Fourteen Middle Tennessee top track athletes competed

Brittany Cox qualified in the shot put, throwing a school record and lifetime best 53-6.25 at the NCAA Mideast Regional. As a junior, Cox positioned herself as one of the top throwers in the nation and will be a force to be reckoned with in the 2010 season. Sarah Nambawa is the only previous NCAA qualifier. Nambawa qualified in both the long and triple jump after winning the triple jump with a leap of 45-9 (13.94m) and placing fifth in the long jump. Nambawa competed in the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships, taking second in the triple jump. She also competed in 2008 Outdoor Championship in Ames, Iowa, placing 13th. The women’s team finished 11th out of 39 teams in the team scoring. The men’s team placed 20th out of 42.

in 19 events at the 2009 NCAA Mideast Qualifier in Louisville, Ky. Four athletes advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Three athletes competed for the first time at the national level, and junior Sarah Nambawa competed in the outdoor championships for the second straight season. Senior Carl Morgan qualified in the triple jump at the NCAA Mideast Championships, taking second in the event with a lifetime best of 52-9.5 (16.09m) and ensuring his first trip to the national competition. His brother, Carlos qualified in the same event in 2007. Sophomore transfer Stanley Gbagbeke placed fifth in the long jump with mark of 25-3.5 (7.71m) to give him his first bid to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Gbagbeke placed third in the long jump at the Sun Belt Championships in his first season for the Carl Morgan Blue Raiders.

Men take 2009 Sun Belt Indoor Title It came down to the final event of the weekend, but once Head coach Dean Hayes was named Sun Belt Men’s Coach again the 4x400-meter relay pushed the men’s team over ri- of the Year for the fifth time since joining the league in 2001. val Western Kentucky for the 15th indoor conference title in The women, led by Sun Belt Field Performer of the Year the program’s history. Sarah Nambawa, placed second behind Western Kentucky. Led by Top Meet Scorer and SBC Track Performer of the Nambawa took first place in the triple jump and third in the Year Festus Chemaoi and SBC Field Performer of the Year Carl long jump. Morgan, the team won the its first Sun Belt Indoor title since 2006. Chemaoi won the 800 and 1,500 meters, took second in the 3,000 meters, and placed fourth in the 5,000. Morgan won the both the long and triple jump. It was the second year in a row Morgan won the triple jump event. Freshman Roscoe Payne earned his first victory in his college career in the 55-meter hurdles. Other team highlights included Greg Franklin, who placed third in both the 100 and 200 meters, William Songock who finished as the runner-up in the 5,000 meters and third in the 3,000 meters, and the dis2009 Men’s Sun Belt Indoor Champions tance medley relay team taking third.

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Stadium Named in Hayes’ Honor On May 8, 2009, Middle Tennessee hosted a formal dedication ceremony to name its newest stadium the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium. With nearly 400 people were on hand, including over 100 former track athletes to honor their former coach. The dedication honored Middle Tennessee’s most successful coach and his 45 years of service to the University. Coach Hayes has served as the head coach of the Blue Raider track and field programs since 1965. His success started with men’s track and continued when women’s track was added to the slate in 1987. He has also coached the cross country programs. Among his many accomplishments are 82 AllAmerican honors won by 48 student-athletes, 43 total conference championships, and 18 NCAA top25 finishes. Hayes has also coached four national champions and numerous athletes who have competed internationally in the Olympic Games, World University Games, and Pan-American Games. He is a member of five halls of fame, has been named a conference coach of the year 26 times and

was an assistant coach during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. The dedication ceremony took place in the Greenland Drive parking lot directly in front of the stadium. Featured speakers included Middle Tennessee president Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, Director of Athletics Chris Massaro, former track student-athlete Tommy Haynes and Coach Hayes. The ceremony coincided with the first day of the Sun Belt Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Track Alumni in attendance to honor Hayes

Team’s host Sun Belt Outdoor Championships Middle Tennessee hosted the Sun Belt Conference Championships in 2009 for the first time since joining the league in 2001. The meet was the held at the Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium since the addition of the 1,500-seat grandstand and locker room facility in 2006. Junior distance runner William Songock highlighted the first day’s action for the Blue Raiders by winning the final event of the day the men’s 10,000 meters. Songock took victory in the event in a Middle Tennessee record, breaking Robert Willis’ 25 year record. Willis was on hand to congratulate Songock; he was present for the stadium dedication for Dean Hayes. Throughout the three-day meet, 34 stadium records were set, with 10 being set by Middle Tennessee athletes. William Songock Other highlights were

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Sarah Nambawa’s performance in the triple jump, when the junior recorded a then-NCAA season best mark of 44-11.75 (13.71m). It was, at the time, the 15th longest jump recorded in the world in 2009 and a MT record. Both men’s and women’s conference championships were taken by Western Kentucky. The Blue Raider men took second the Blue Raider women placed third. The event was considered a tremendous success, and Middle Tennessee has already been scheduled to host the 2011 Sun Belt Outdoor Championships.

2009 Sun Belt Outdoor Championships Results

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Men’s

Western Kentucky . . . . . . (161) Middle Tennessee. . . . (130) UL-Monroe. . . . . . . . . . . (121) North Texas. . . . . . . . . . (91.5) UALR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (74) Arkansas State. . . . . . . . (72.5) Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (65) South Alabama . . . . . . . . (48) Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . (35) Florida Intl.. . . . . . . . . . . (21)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 9. 11.

Women’s

Western Kentucky . . . . . . . (153) Florida Intl. . . . . . . . . . . (115.6) Middle Tennessee . . . (108.6) North Texas . . . . . . . . . . . (97) UL-Monroe . . . . . . . . . . (90.2) Arkansas State . . . . . . . . . (82) Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (65.6) Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . (35) South Alabama . . . . . . . . . (29) Florida Atlantic . . . . . . . . . . 29 UALR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (13)


Morgan and Chemaoi highlight Blue Raiders at Penn Relays Middle Tennessee senior Carl Morgan and sophomore Festus Chemaoi led the Blue Raiders at the 2009 Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., Morgan won the collegiate men’s triple jump, and Chemaoi finished first overall in the men’s 5,000 meters. Morgan’s leap of 50-6.75 (15.41m) in the triple jump bested a field of 20 entries. This came off Morgan’s second-place finish in the long jump the day before when the Cayman Island native leapt 24-6.25 (7.47m) to take runner up in the

Carl Morgan

event. Chemaoi bested a 31-man field to take victory in a time of 14:17.79. Other highlights of the festival included Sarah Nambawa’s fourth-place finish in the Women’s Collegiate triple jump Championships division recording a jump of 43-1 (13.13m) and Kortney Thurman coming in eighth in the long jump, leaping 19-3.5 (5.88m). In the relay events, the men’s 4x100 team of Greg Franklin, Curtis King, Stanley Gbagbeke, and Roscoe Payne finished eighth overall in the men’s collegiate division in a time of 40.60. The team also finished ninth in the 4x200-meter relay. The women’s 4x400meter relay team had the best finish of all the women’s relay teams placing 26th .

Festus Chemaoi

Cox and Sangau rewrite record books Blue Raider juniors Brittany Cox and ZaCox and Sangau’s MT Records 4:48.27, 9:55.28 and 17:54.42, respectively. mzam Sangau were a mission in 2009 to The Uganda native also holds outdoor Cox stamp their names in the Blue Raider record Indoor standards in the 800 meters, 1,500 meters Shot Put. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-10.25 books. Between the two, Cox and Sangau Outdoor and 5,000 meters with respective time of broke school records 12 different times in Shot Put. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-6.25 2:07.38, 4:24.44 and 17:21.44. Hammer Throw. . . . . . . . . . 176-10 2009. When the indoor and outdoor sea The duo’s success was not limited to Sangau sons concluded, they owened combined 12 school records. Cox set the Sun Belt Confer Indoor school records. ence shot put record twice in 2009 throw 800 meters . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:11.03 run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:48.27 Cox will enter the 2010 season as the Mile ing 52-0.75 (15.87m)at the Tiger Track Clas3,000 meters. . . . . . . . . . . 9:55.28 school indoor and 5,000 meters. . . . . . . . . . 17:54.42 sic and again at Outdoor outdoor shot put 800 meters . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:07.38 the NCAA Mideast record holder with 1,500 meters. . . . . . . . . . . 4:24.44 Regional tossing 5,000 meters. . . . . . . . . . 17:21.44 respective marks of 53-6.25 (16.31m) 48-10.25 (14.89m) at the NCAA Midand 53-6.25 (16.31m) and hammer east Championships. She also set the throw with a mark of 176-10 (53.9m). SBC Outdoor Championships record Sangau will start 2010 owning the in the shot put with a mark of 50-0.75. school standard in the indoor 800 Sangau set the 800 meter outdoor meters, mile run, 3,000 meters and championships record with a time of Brittany Cox Zamzam Sangau 5,000 meters with times of 2:11.03, 2:09.73.

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2009 Men’s Indoor Performance Chart •* - NCAA automatic mark • + - NCAA provisional mark • ! - personal best • ^ - oversized track • $ - Non-NCAA event • f - facility record • h - hand-timed • p - prelim mark • s - semifinals • r - school record • % Standards based upon banked/oversized 55m (Auto: 6.14, Prov: 6.24) Greg Franklin 6.30! A 12/6/08 Samuel Adade 6.41 A 12/6/08 Stanley Gbagbeke 6.43 A 12/6/08 Malcolm Beyah 6.44 E 1/31/09 Rod Issac 6.45 E 1/31/09 Robert Ezell 6.51 A 12/6/08 MT Record: Mardy Scales 6.14 , 2003 55mH (Auto: 7.17, Prov: 7.38) DeRay Sloss 7.36+ E 1/31/09 Roscos Payne 7.47! A 12/6/08 MT Record: Linnie Yarbrough 7.20, 2006 60m (Auto: 6.63, Prov: 6.74) Greg Franklin 6.80 F 2/6-7/09 Stanley Gbagbeke 6.80 F 2/6-7/09 Curtis King 6.89 F 2/6-7/09 Malcolm Beyah 6.97p F 2/6-7/09 Samuel Adade 7.02p C 1/16-17/09 Rod Issac 7.08p F 2/6-7/09 Robert Ezell 7.16p F 2/6-7/09 60mH (Auto: 7.70, Prov: 7.91) Roscoe Payne 8.01p I 3/7/09 DeRay Sloss 8.02 I 3/7/09 200m (Auto: 21.08, Prov: 21.48)% Curtis King 21.50 H 2/28-3/1/09 Greg Franklin 21.58 A 12/6/08 Stanley Gbagbeke 21.83 A 12/6/08 Samuel Adade 21.86p H 2/28-3/1/09 Roscoe Payne 21.89 A 12/6/09 Adrian Bentley 21.92 A 12/6/09 Rod Issac 21.93 E 1/31/09 Robert Carter 22.28 C 1/16/09 Darnell McCurdy 24.00 G 2/14/09 MT Record: Mardy Scales 20.84, 2004 400m (Auto: 46.45, Prov: 47.65)% Adrian Bentley 49.55 A 12/6/09 Greg Franklin 49.56 A 12/6/09 Samuel Adade 49.78 E 1/31/09 Robert Carter 49.87! F 2/6-7/09 Darnell McCurdy 51.72 B 1/11/09 Festus Chemaoi 52.51 D 1/24/09 Dennis Rockholt 54.01 A 12/6/09 MT Record: Godfrey Herring 46.36, 2001 800m (Auto: 1:48.60, Prov: 1:51.10) Festus Chemaoi 1:50.27+!r I 3/7/09 David Emery 1:58.87 H 2/28-3/1/09 William Songock 1:58.87! G 2/14/09. Julius Kirui 2:01.24 B 1/11/09 Philip Benavides 2:01.69 F 2/6-7/09 Joshua Wheeler 2:04.60! C 1/16-17/09 MT Record: Dennis Votava 1:51.84 , 1977 Mile (Auto: 4:00.30, Prov: 4:04.80) Festus Chemaoi 4:06.29! F 2/6-7/09 David Emery 4:15.14! A 12/6/09 William Songock 4:17.46! D 1/24/09 Isaac Biwott 4:20.84 G 2/14/09

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Julius Kirui 4:25.07! C 1/16-17/09 MT Record: Joe O’Loughlin 4:03.47, 1982 3,000m (Auto: 7:55.80, Prov: 8:06.30)% William Songock 8:14.15! F 2/6-7/09 Festus Chemaoi 8:22.00! H 2/28-3/1/09 Isaac Biwott 8:48.21! E 1/31/09 Julius Kirui 8:59.48 F 2/6-7/09 David Emery 9:04.61 E 1/31/09 MT Record: Joe O’Loughlin 8:12.64, 1981 5,000m (Auto: 13.48.90, Prov: 14:11.90)% William Songock 14:35.36! H 2/28-3/1/09 Festus Chemaoi 14:49.29! H 2/28-3/1/09 Julius Kirui 15:15.85! H 2/28-3/1/09 MT Record: Geoffrey Lagat 14:39.99, 2001 Mile Relay (Auto: 3:08.10, Prov: 3:12.00)% Relay A 3:18.11 F 2/6-7/09 . Isaac, Adade, Franklin, Carter Relay A 3:21.02 H 2/28-3/1/09 Isaac, Franklin, Payne, Morgan Relay A 3:24.67 A 12/6/09 Payne, Bentley, McCurdy, Morgan Relay A 3:29.49 E 1/31/09 Payne, Carter, McCurdy, Chemaoi MT Record: Okorie, Darden, Hicks, Waller 3:08.32 2004 DMR (Auto: 9:36.20, Prov: 9:47.90)% Relay A 10:18.81 H 2/28-3/1/09 . Kirui, Carter, Benavides, Emery MT Record: Johnson, Mitchell, David, O’Loughlin 9:48.04, 1981 High Jump (Auto: 2.24, Prov: 2.14) MT Record: Alex Pruitt 7-1.5, 2005

Greg Franklin Brandon Jones 22-10.25! (6.69m)G 2/14/09 MT Record: Roland McGhee 27-0.75, 1993 Triple Jump (Auto: 16.10, Prov: 15.40) Carl Morgan 51-02.25 (15.60m)+ A 12/6/08 Brandon Jones 48-01.00 (14.66m) A 12/6/08 DeRay Sloss 45-04.25 (13.82m)!D 1/24/09 MT Record: Tommy Haynes 54-6.5, 1974

1981

Shot Put (Auto: 19.30, Prov: 17.75) Derrick Crutcher 34-10.00 (11.70m)D 1/24/09 MT Record: Brian Oldfield 57-7, 1966

Long Jump (Auto: 7.85, Prov: 7.50) Carl Morgan 24-11.00 (7.59m)+A 12/6/08 Stanley Gbagbeke 24-08.25 (7.53m) ! A 12/6/08 DeRay Sloss 23-00.25 (7.02m) B 1/11/09

Weight Throw (Auto: 21.50, Prov: 19.50) Derrick Crutcher 34-10.00 (10.61m)D 1/24/09 MT Record: James Thomas 58-8.75, 2007

Pole Vault (Auto: 5.50, Prov: 5.20) MT Record: Tom Yelverton 15-8.5

Meet Key A - MT Christmas Classic (12/6/08) Hosted by Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn.

F - Rod McCravy Memorial (2/6-7/09) Hosted by the University of Kentucky Lexington, Ky.

B - Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) Hosted by Tennessee State Nashville, Tenn.

G - MT Valentine Invitational (2/14/09) Hosted by Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn.

C - Kentucky Invitational (1/16-17/09) Hosted by the University of Kentucky Lexington, Ky.

H - SBC Indoor Championships (2/28-3/1/09) Hosted by Arkansas State Jonesboro, Ark.

D - Blue Raider Invitational (1/24/09) Hosted by Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn.

I - NCAA Last Chance Meet (3/7/09) Hosted by Iowa State Ames, Iowa

E - Middle Tennessee Classic (1/31/09) Hosted by Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn.

J - NCAA Indoor Championships (3/13-14/09) Hosted by Texas A&M College Station, Texas


2009 Women’s Indoor Performance Chart • * - NCAA regional mark • ! - personal best • $ - Non-NCAA event • w - wind-aided • f - facility record • h - hand-timed • p - prelim mark • s - semifinals • r - school record • M - Multi-event 55m (Auto: 6.74, Prov: 6.92) Tenesha Hill 7.05 A 12/6/09 Kiara Henry 7.17! H 2/28-3/1/09 Nyeisha Wright 7.17 D 1/24/09 Kortney Thurman 7.22! D 1/24/09 Erika Palmer 7.27 A 12/6/09 MT Record: Dionne Rose 6.89, 1994

5,000m (Auto: 16:09.60, Prov: 16:46.60)% Marla Bailey 18:52.67 H 2/28-3/1/09 Kristen Tithof 19:14.76 H 2/28-3/1/09 Ashleigh Thaler 20:08.54 H 2/28-3/1/09 MT Record: Zamzam Sangau 17:54.42, 2008 Mile Relay (Auto: 3:35.40, Prov. 3:42.40)% Relay A 3:42.70 F 2/6-7/09 Wright, Nambawa, Gillyard, Sangau Relay A 3:47.39 E 1/31/09 Wright, Nambawa, Gillyard, Sangau Relay A 4:17.60 A 12/6/08 Thurman, Nambawa, Nakaziba, Gillyard Relay A 4:34.73 B 1/11/09 Henry, Nakaziba, Palmer MT Record: Hall, Parrish, Phillips, Graham 3:42.78, 1996

55mH (Auto: 7.57, Prov: 7.86) MT Record: Dionne Rose 7.59, 1994 60m (Auto: 7.26, Prov: 7.44) Tenesha Hill 7.75 F 2/6-7/09 Kiara Henry 7.83 F 2/6-7/09 60mH (Auto: 8.14, Prov: 8.43) 200m (Auto: 23.40, Prov: 24.10)% Nyeisha Wright 24.47! G 2/14/09 TraMayne Gillyard 24.74! E 1/31/09 Tenesha Hill 25.41p H 2/28-3/1/09 Kiara Henry 25.55! E 1/31/09 Kortney Thurman 25.96 B 1/11/09 MT Record: Nadia Graham 23.54, 1996 400m (Auto: 52.70, Prov: 54.70)% TraMayne Gillyard 56.39 H 2/28-3/1/09 Sarah Nambawa 58.01 D 1/24/09 Marion Nakaziba 1:04.13! D 1/24/09 Erika Palmer 1:07.81 G 2/14/09 MT Record: Rosemary Okafor 52.41, 2004 800m (Auto: 2:05.40, Prov: 2:09.40)% Zamzam Sangau 2:12.36!r H 2/28-3/1/09 Ashley Comstock 2:10.20! E 1/31/09 Sarah Nambawa 2:19.80 G 2/14/09 Marla Bailey 2:34.73! E 1/31/09 Kristen Tithof 2:36.45 G 2/14/09 Ashleigh Thaler 2:45.56 E 1/31/09 MT Record: Zamzam Sangau 2:12.63, 2008 Mile (Auto: 4:38.60, Prov: 4:48.60)% Zamzam Sangau 4:50.35 F 2/6-7/09

Nyeisha Wright Ashley Comstock 5:05.93! Marla Bailey 5:26.89 Kristen Tithof 5:44.90 Jackline Serem 5:45.41! Ashleigh Thaler 5:46.08 MT Record: Zamzam Sangau

H 2/28-3/1/09 C 1/16-17/09 E 1/31/09 D 1/24/09 G 2/14/09 4:48.37, 2008

3,000m (Auto: 9:15.80, Prov: 9:34.80)% Zamzam Sangau 9:55.28!r C 1/16-17/09 Ashley Comstock 10:00.52! F 2/6-7/09 Marla Bailey 10:37.06 F 2/6-7/09 Kristen Tithof 11:04.63 F 2/6-7/09 Ashleigh Thaler 11:05.71 A 12/6/09 Jackline Serem 11:17.39 H 2/28-3/1/09 MT Record: Zamzam Sangau 10:17.06, 2008

Meet Key A - MT Christmas Classic (12/6/08) Hosted by Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn.

F - Rod McCravy Memorial (2/6-7/09) Hosted by the University of Kentucky Lexington, Ky.

B - Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) Hosted by Tennessee State Nashville, Tenn.

G - MT Valentine Invitational (2/14/09) Hosted by Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn.

C - Kentucky Invitational (1/16-17/09) Hosted by the University of Kentucky Lexington, Ky.

H - SBC Indoor Championships (2/28-3/1/09) Hosted by Arkansas State Jonesboro, Ark.

D - Blue Raider Invitational (1/24/09) Hosted by Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn.

I - NCAA Last Chance Meet (3/7/09) Hosted by Iowa State Ames, Iowa

E - Middle Tennessee Classic (1/31/09) Hosted by Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn.

J - NCAA Indoor Championships (3/13-14/09) Hosted by Texas A&M College Station, Texas

Distance Medley Relay (Auto: 11:09.00, Prov: 11:30.00)% Relay A 12:40.53 B 1/11/09 Comstock, Palmer, Sangau, Tithof Relay A 13:20.09 H 2/28-3/1/09 Tithof, Henry, Thaler, Bailey MT Record: Barnes, McGill, Smith, DeOliveira 12:22.45, 1992 High Jump (Auto: 1.84, Prov: 1.78) Nicole Neeb 5-02.05 (1.58m) H 2/28-3/1/09 MT Record: Tipton, Florence 5-8, 1991, 1995 Pole Vault (Auto: 4.20, Prov: 3.95) MT Record: Jennifer Howard 10-8.25, 2003 Long Jump (Auto: 6.35, Prov: 6.10) Sarah Nambawa 20-10 (6.35m)*!r G 2/14/09 Kortney Thurman 19-01.5 (5.82m) G 2/14/09 Nyeisha Wright 18-09 (5.71m) E 1/31/09 MT Record: Dionne Rose 20-8.25, 1994 Triple Jump (Auto: 13.30, Prov: 12.65) Sarah Nambawa 44-8.25 (13.62m)*!r G 2/14/09 Kortney Thurman 36-5.75 (11.12m)! F 2/6-7/09 Nyeisha Wright 35-6 (10.72m) C 1/16-17/09 MT Record: Sarah Nambawa 44-8.25, 2008 Shot Put (Auto: 16.90, Prov: 15.20) Brittany Cox 48-10.25 (14.89m)!rH 2/28-3/1/09 MeLyn Thompson 47-11.25 (14.61m)!H 2/28-3/1/09 Maite Cortin 32-6 (9.9m) A 12/6/09 MT Record: Shelly Johnson 48-7.25, 1996 Weight Throw (Auto: 21.00, Prov: 19.00) Brittany Cox 60-2 (18.34m)!r B 1/31/09 Maite Cortin 47-11 (14.61m) A 12/6/08 MeLyn Thompson 45-9 (13.94m)! H 2/28-3/1/09 MT Record: Brittany Cox 59-0.25, 2008

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2009 Men’s Outdoor Performance Chart • * - NCAA regional mark • ! - personal best • $ - Non-NCAA event • w - wind-aided • f - facility record • h - hand-timed • p - prelim mark • s - semifinals • r - school record • M - Multi-event 100m (Regional: 10.55) Greg Franklin 10.45!* H Curtis King 10.59 H Stanley Gbagbeke 10.62p H Samuel Adade 10.70p H Malcolm Beyah 10.89p H Rod Isaac 10.92p H Robert Ezell 10.9! I DeRay Sloss 11.82 G MT Record: Mardy Scales 10.07,

David Emery 1:53.41! H 5/10-11/09 Philip Benavides 1:55.01 H 5/10-11/09 Joshua Wheeler 2:06.77 G 4/25/09 MT Record: Festus Chemaoi 1:49.4, 2009

5/10-11/09 5/10-11/09 5/10-11/09 5/10-11/09 5/10-11/09 5/10-11/09 5/15-16/09 4/25/09 2004

110mH (Regional: 14.30) Roscoe Payne 14.07!* I 5/15-16/09 DeRay Sloss 14.55 E 4/17-18/09 MT Record: Linnie Yarbrough 13.67, 2006 200m (Regional: 21.35) Greg Franklin 21.08!*p H 5/10-11/09 Curtis King 21.14!*p H 5/10-11/09 Carl Morgan 21.49 I 5/15-16/09 Samuel Adade 21.59 H 5/10-11/09 Stanley Gbagbeke 21.76 H 5/10-11/09 Robert Ezell 22.31 E 4/17-18/09 Rod Isaac 22.36 H 5/10-11/09 Malcolm Beyah 22.52 H 5/10-11/09 Darnell McCurdy 23.99 D 4/11/09 Robert Carter 50.28 B 4/3-4/09 MT Record: Roland McGhee 20.44, 1994 400m (Regional: 47.20) Robert Carter 49.53! I 5/15-16/09 Darnell McCurdy 54.09 A 3/21/09 MT Record: Godfrey Herring 45.35, 2001 400mH (Regional: 52.51) Roscoe Payne 51.41!*f H 5/10-11/09 DeRay Sloss 54.08 E 4/17-18/09 Robert Carter 1:00.35 E 4/17-18/09 MT Record: Victor Okorie 49.19, 2003 800m (Regional: 1:50.40) Festus Chemaoi 1:49.4!r* E 4/17-18/09

1,500m (Regional: 3:47.80) Festus Chemaoi 3:44.62!* E 4/17-18-09 William Songock 3:53.03! H 5/10-11/09 David Emery 3:54.03! H 5/10-11/09 Isaac Biwott 4:02.82 B 4/3-4/09 Julius Kuris 4:06.77 G 4/25/09 Philip Benavides 4:07.12! D 4/11/09 MT Record: Gary Perry 3:42.9, 1977 William Songock David Emery

3000m 8:30.71 B 8:58.69 B

4/3-4/09 4/3-4/09

3,000mST (Regional: 9:07.00) Isaac Biwott 9:20.01! H 5/10-11/09 Julius Kurui 9:27.92! H 5/10-11/09 MT Record: Danny Green 9:08.37, 1986 5,000m (Regional: 14:10.00) Festus Chemaoi 14:17.19!r* F 4/23-25/09 William Songock 14:20.33! H 5/10-11/09 Isaac Biwott 15:02.54 H 5/10-11/09 Julius Kirui 15:12.28! H 5/10-11/09 David Emery 16:55.73 G 4/25/09 MT Record: Festus Chemaoi 14:17.19, 2009 10,000m William Songock 30:43.11!rf H 5/10-11/09 MT Record: William Songock 30:43.11, 2009 4x110m Shuttle Hurdle Relay MT Record: R. Davis, Kirnes, Nesbitt, Williams 56.73, 1983 Team ‘A’

4x100m Relay (Regional: 40.66) 39.95 H 5/10-11/09

Meet Key

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Franklin, King, Gbagbeke, Adade Team ’A’ 40.67 B 4/3-4/09 Franklin, King, Payne, Adade Team ‘A’ 40.77 A 3/21/09 Adade, King, Franklin, Morgan MT Record: Spann, Scales, Orr, Holiday 38.94, 2003 4x200m Relay Team ‘A’ 1:25.79 A 3/21/09 Adade, King, Franklin, Morgan MT Record: Loyd, McGhee, Gupton, Otis 1:21.17, 1994 4x400m Relay (Regional: 3:10.00) Team ‘A’ 3:23.06 H 5/10-11/09 Isaac, Payne, Sloss, Franklin Team ‘A’ 3:40.69 A 3/21/09 Gbagbeke, Sloss, Payne, Chemaoi MT Record: Darden, Scales, Dupar-Scott, Waller 3:05.65, 2004 4x800m Relay Team ‘A’ 8:08.29 A 3/21/09 Benavides, Chemaoi, Songock, Biwott MT Record: Yates, Anderson, Bandy, Singleton 7:34.4, 1967 Distance Medley Relay Team ‘A’ 10:05.04 A 3/21/09 Benavides, Chemaoi, Songock, Biwott MT Record: Lawrence, Farris, Davis, O’Loughlin 9:50.64, 1982 Long Jump (Regional:7.34m) Stanley Gbagbeke 25-3.5 (7.71m) J 5/29-30/09 Carl Morgan 25-1.25 (7.65m)* E 4/17-18/09 Brandon Jones 23-6 (7.16m) B 4/3-4/09 DeRay Sloss 23-5.25 (7.14m) H 5/10-11/09 MT Record: Roland McGhee 27-6, 1993 Triple Jump (Regional: 15.00m) Carl Morgan 52-4.5 (15.96m)!*f H 5/10-11/09 Brandon Jones 49-5 (15.06m)*! H 5/10-11/09 MT Record: Eddie Loyd 55-2, 1982

A - Georgia Relays (3/21/09) Hosted by Georgia Athens, Ga.

G - Western Kentucky Invitational (4/25/09) Hosted by Western Kentucky Bowling Green, Ky.

Shot Put (Regional: 16.80m) Derrick Crutcher 38-9.75 (11.83m) A 3/21/09 MT Record: Brian Oldfield 59-2 1966

B - Tiger Track Classic (4/3-4/09) Hosted by Auburn Auburn, Ala.

H - SBC Outdoor Championships (5/10-11/09) Hosted by Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn.

C - Sea-Rays Relays (4/10-11/09) Hosted by Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn.

I - Georgia Tech Invitational (5/15-16/09 Hosted by Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga.

Discus (Regional: 51.70m) Derrick Crutcher 116-2 (35.41m) H 5/10-11/09 MT Record: Harrison Salami 182-9, 1977

D - Boston-Moon Invitational (4/11/09) Hosted by Tennessee State Nashville, Tenn.

J - NCAA Mideast Regional (5/29-30/09) Hosted by Louisville Louisville, Ky.

E - War Eagle Invitational (4/17-18/09) Hosted by Auburn Auburn, Ala. F - Penn Relays (4/23-25/09) Hosted by Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pa.

J - NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/10-13/09) Hosted by Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark.

Hammer (Regional: 56.80m) Derrick Crutcher 106-0 (32.3m) D 4/11/09 MT Record: James Thomas 182-6, 2007 Javelin (Regional: 61.60m) Carl Morgan 182-7 (60.19m) H 5/10-11/09 Derrick Crutcher 133-7 (40.72m) H 5/10-11/09 MT Record: Jeff Sims 220-11, 1984


2009 Women’s Indoor Performance Chart •* - NCAA automatic mark • + - NCAA provisional mark • ! - personal best • ^ - oversized track • $ - Non-NCAA event • f - facility record • h - hand-timed • p - prelim mark • s - semifinals • r - school record • % Standards based upon banked/oversized 100m (Regional: 11.75) Tenesha Hill 11.92 B 4/3-4/09 Nyeisha Wright 11.92p H 5/10-11/09 Kiara Henry 11.94p! H 5/10-11/09 Kortney Thurman 12.10 B 4/3-4/09 Nyeisha Wright 12.22 B 4/3-4/09 MT Record: Douglas, Okafor 11.34, 1994, 2003 200m (Regional: 23.96) Nyeisha Wright 24.34 H 5/10-11/09 Sarah Nambawa 24.74 B 4/3-4/09 TraMayne Gillyard 24.77 E 4/17-18/09 Kiara Henry 24.9! I 5/15-16/09 Tenesha Hill 25.16 B 4/3-4/09 MT Record: Rosemary Okafor 23.18, 2003 400m (Regional: 54.61) TraMayne Gillyard 55.42 H 5/10-11/09 Sarah Nambawa 56.67p H 5/10-11/09 MT Record: Rosemary Okafor 52.29, 2004 800m (Regional: 2:09.80) Zamzam Sangau 2:07.38!r I 5/15-16/09 Ashley Comstock 2:19.24 B 4/3-4/09 MT Record: Zamzam Sangau 2:07.38, 2009 1,500m (Regional: 4:27.80) Zamzam Sangau 4:24.22!pr J 5/30-31/09 Ashley Comstock 4:38.85! H 5/10-11/09 Marla Bailey 4:55.47 E 4/17-18/09 Jackie Serem 5:01.33 G 4/25/09 Ashleigh Thaler 5:11.87 D 4/11/09 Kristen Tithof 5:11.87 G 4/25/09 MT Record: Zamzam Sangau 4:24.22, 2009 3,000m Ashley Comstock 10:24.98 C 4/10-11/09 Marla Bailey 10:52.49 B 4/3-4/09 Jackline Serem 10:56.05 D 4/11/09 Ashleigh Thaler 11:02.43 D 4/11/09 Kristen Tithof 11:08.79 B 4/3-4/09 MT Record: Zamzam Sangau 10:07.40, 2008 5,000m (Regional: 16:52.00) Zamzam Sangau 17:40.39f H 5/10-11/09

Meet Key A - Georgia Relays (3/21/09) Hosted by Georgia Athens, Ga.

G - Western Kentucky Invitational (4/25/09) Hosted by Western Kentucky Bowling Green, Ky.

B - Tiger Track Classic (4/3-4/09) Hosted by Auburn Auburn, Ala.

H - SBC Outdoor Championships (5/10-11/09) Hosted by Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn.

C - Sea-Rays Relays (4/10-11/09) Hosted by Tennessee Knoxville, Tenn.

I - Georgia Tech Invitational (5/15-16/09 Hosted by Georgia Tech Atlanta, Ga.

D - Boston-Moon Invitational (4/11/09) Hosted by Tennessee State Nashville, Tenn.

J - NCAA Mideast Regional (5/29-30/09) Hosted by Louisville Louisville, Ky.

E - War Eagle Invitational (4/17-18/09) Hosted by Auburn Auburn, Ala. F - Penn Relays (4/23-25/09) Hosted by Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pa.

J - NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/10-13/09) Hosted by Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark.

Jackie Serem 18:03.52f! H 5/10-11/09 Marla Bailey 18:20.83 H 5/10-11/09 Ashley Comstock 18:23.98 H 5/10-11/09 Ashleigh Thaler 19:05.29 E 4/17-18/09 Kristen Tithof 19:25.4 A 3/21/09 MT Record: Zamzam Sangau 17:21.42, 2007

Long Jump (Regional: 6.00m) Sarah Nambawa 20-10 (6.35m)w H 5/10-11/09 Kortney Thurman 19-9.5 (6.03m)!* B 4/3-4/09 Kiara Henry 19-2 (5.84m) G 4/25/09 Nyeisha Wright 18-6.5 (5.65m) E 4/17-18/09 MT Record: Dionne Rose 21-9, 1994

10000m (Auto: 33:30.00; Prov.: 35:00.00) Jackie Serem 39:31.61! H 5/10-11/09 Marla Bailey 39:39.7 C 4/10-11/09 Kristen Tithof 41:10.39 H 5/10-11/09 Ashleigh Thlaer 41:37.63 H 5/10-11/09 MT Record: Lea White 37:38.5, 1992

Triple Jump (Regional: 12.32m) Sarah Nambawa 45-9 (13.94m)!r J 5/29-30/09 Kortney Thurman 38-2 (11.63m) A 3/21/09 MT Record: Sarah Nambawa 45-9, 2009

4x100m Relay (Regional: 45.70) Team ‘A’ 46.12 A 3/21/09 Hill, Thurman, Wright, Henry Team ‘A’ 46.68 H 5/10-11/09 Hill, Thurman, Wright, Nambawa MT Record: Douglas, Rose, Brown, Watson 44.87, 1994

Shot Put (Regional: 14.30m) Brittany Cox 53-6.25 (16.31m)!r J 5/29-30/09 MeLyn Thompson 44-11.5 (13.70m) B 4/3-4/09 MT Record: Brittany Cox 53-6.25, 2009 Discus (Regional: 47.30m) Brittany Cox 165-9 (50.53m)! J 5/29-30/09 MeLyn Thompson 135-0 (41.14m) B 4/3-4/09 MT Record: Shelly Johnson 168-5, 1995

4x200m Relay Team ‘A’ 1:25.79r A 3/21/09 Hill, Thurman, Wright, Henry MT Record: Hill, Thurman, Wright, Henry 1:25.79, 2009

Hammer (Regional: 54.15m) Brittany Cox 176-10 (53.91m)!r I 5/15-16/09 Maite Cortin 142-0 (43.29m) G 4/25/09 MeLyn Thompson 133-4 (40.64m) G 4/25/09 MT Record: Brittany Cox 176-10, 2009

4x400m Relay (Regional: 3:42.00) Team ‘A’ 3:40.73* I 5/15-16/09 Gillyard, Nambawa, Wright, Sangau Team ‘A’ 3:44.99 J 5/29-30/09 Gillyard, Nambawa, Wright, Henry MT Record: Gillyard, Nambawa, Campbell, Patterson 3:38.12, 2007

Javelin (Regional: 43.45m) Brittany Cox 128-1 (39.05m)! H 5/10-11/09 Nicole Neeb 109-3 (33.30m) D 4/11/09 MT Record: Laetitia Florimond 140-9 2005

High Jump (Regional: 1.75m) Nicole Neeb 5-3 (1.6m) H 5/10-11/09 MT Record: Veronica Tipton 5-10.5, 1992

Hammer (Regional: 54.15m) Brittany Cox 170-5 (51.94m)!r B 4/3-4/09 Maite Cortin 142-0 (43.29m) G 4/25/09 MeLyn Thompson 133-4 (40.64m) G 4/25/09 MT Record: Brittany Cox 170-5 2009

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2009 Women’s Championships Results NCAA Indoor

55m 4 Kiara Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.17 7 Nyeisha Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.25 p Kortney Thurman. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.42 p Tenesha Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DQ

Long Jump 10 Sarah Nambawa. . . . . . . . 20-3 (6.17 m)

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Shot Put Brittany Cox. . . . . . . . 50-0.75 (15.26m) Nyeisha Wright. . . . . . 44-6.75 (13.58m)

Triple Jump 2 Sarah Nambawa. . . . . . . 44-4 (13.51 m)

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Discus Brittany Cox. . . . . . . . . 158-1 (48.19m)

3 7 p p

200m Nyeisha Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . TraMayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tenesha Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kiara Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

24.83 25.38 25.41 25.84

400m 4 TraMayne Gillyard. . . . . . . . . . . . 56.39 800m 2 Zamzam Sangau. . . . . . . . . . . 2:12.36 p Sarah Nambawa. . . . . . . . . . . . 2:25.15 Mile Run 2 Zamzam Sangau. . . . . . . . . . . 4:57.48 5 Ashley Comstock. . . . . . . . . . . 5:05.93 20 Jackie Serem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:45.08 3,000m 3 Zamzam Sangau. . . . . . . . . . 10:00.11 5 Ashley Comstock. . . . . . . . . . 10:08.09 15 Jackie Serem. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:17.39 5,000m 12 Marla Bailey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:52.67 17 Kristen Tithof. . . . . . . . . . . . . 19:14.76 27 Ashleigh Thaler . . . . . . . . . . . 20:08.54 - Ashley Comstock. . . . . . . . . . . . . DNF Distance Medley Relay 9 Tithof, Henry, Thaler, Bailey. . . . 13:20.09 High Jump 7 Nicole Neeb . . . . . . . . . 5-2.25 (1.58m) Long Jump 2 Sarah Nambawa. . . . . . 19-6.75 (5.96 m) 5 Kortney Thurman. . . . . . 18-10 (5.74m) 11 Nyeisha Wright. . . . . . . 18-3.75 (5.57m) Triple Jump 1 Sarah Nambawa. . . . . 42-11.75 (13.1m) 14 Kortney Thurman. . . . 34-6.25 (10.52m) Shot Put 2 Brittany Cox. . . . . . . 48-10.25 (14.89m) 3 MeLyn Thompson. . . 47-11.25 (14.61m) Weight Throw 3 Brittany Cox. . . . . . . . . 56-7.25 (17.2m) 13 Maite Cortin . . . . . . . . 46-8.25 (14.23m) 16 MeLyn Thompson. . . . . . 45-9 (13.94m)

Sun Belt Outdoor 5 6 p p

100m Kiara Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.03 Nyeisha Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.10 Tenesha Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.27 Kortney Thurman. . . . . . . . . . . . 12.33

7 p p p

200m Nyeisha Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.71 TraMayne Gillyard. . . . . . . . . . . 24.83 Kiara Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.91 Kortney Thurman. . . . . . . . . . . . 25.25

400m 4 TraMayne Gillyard. . . . . . . . . . . 55.42 p Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.67 1

800m Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . . . 2:09.73

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1,500m Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . . . 4:28.16 Ashley Comstock. . . . . . . . . . . 4:38.85

5,000m 3 Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . . 17:40.39 7 Jackie Serem. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:03.52 10 Marla Bailey. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:20.83 12 Ashley Comstock. . . . . . . . . . 18:23.98 8 12 15 16

10,000m Jackie Serem. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39:31.61 Marla Bailey. . . . . . . . . . . . . 40:44.87 Kristen Tithof . . . . . . . . . . . . 41:10.39 Ashleigh Thaler . . . . . . . . . . . 41:37.63

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4x100m Relay Hill, Thurman, Wright, Nambawa. . 46.48

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4x400m Relay Gillyard, Nambawa, Wright, Henry 3:46.2

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High Jump Nicole Neeb . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 (1.60m)

Long Jump 4 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . 20-10 (6.35m) p Kortney Thurman. . . . . . 18-8.25 (5.7m) 1

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p Kortney Thurman. . . . . . 34-9.5 (10.6m)

Sun Belt Indoor

Triple Jump Sarah Nambawa . . . . 44-11.75 (13.71m)

Hammer Throw p Maite Cortin. . . . . . . . 143-1 (43.61m) - Brittany Cox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOUL Javelin 4 Brittany Cox. . . . . . . . . 128-1 (39.05m) p Nicole Neeb . . . . . . . . 113-3 (34.53m)

NCAA Mideast Regional 7

1500m Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . . . 4:29.95

4x400m Relay 15 Gillyard, Nambawa, Henry, Sangau 3:44.9 Long Jump 5 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . 20-4.5 (6.21m) p Kortney Thurman. . . . . . . 18-8 (5.69m) 1

Triple Jump Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . 45-9 (13.94m)

4

Shot Put Brittany Cox. . . . . . . . 53-6.25 (16.31m)

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Discus Brittany Cox. . . . . . . . . 165-9 (50.53m)

Long Jump p Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . 18-8 (5.69m)

NCAA Outdoor 6

Triple Jump Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . 45-3 (13.79m)

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Shot Put Brittany Cox. . . . . . . . 49-9.75 (15.18m)


2009 Men’s Championships Results Sun Belt Indoor 3 5 p p p p

55m Greg Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.40 Curtis King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.45 Malcolm Beyah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.51 Rod Isaac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.58 Robert Ezell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.58 Stanley Gbagbeke . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.60

55mH 1 Roscoe Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.50 p DeRay Sloss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.58 200m 3 Greg Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.70 5 Curtis King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.82 7 Samuel Adade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.19 p Rod Isaac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.48 p Stanley Gbagbeke . . . . . . . . . . . 23.02 400m p Samuel Adade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.27 p Robert Carter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.64 800m 1 Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . . . 1:55.76 p David Emery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:58.87 p Joshua Wheeler. . . . . . . . . . . . 2:1084 1 4 7 p p

Mile Run Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . . . 4:11.18 William Songock. . . . . . . . . . . 4:18.84 David Emery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:20.22 Julius Kirui . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:27.97 Isaac Biwott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30.03

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3,000m Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . . . 8:22.00 William Songock. . . . . . . . . . . 8:36.74 Isaac Biwott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:53.80

2 4 7 - -

5,000m William Songock. . . . . . . . . . 14:35.36 Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . . 14:49.29 Julius Kirui . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15:15.85 Isaac Biwott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DNF David Emery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DNF

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Triple Jump Carl Morgan . . . . . . . 50-7.25 (15.42m) Brandon Jones . . . . . . 47-2.25 (14.38m)

Sun Belt Outdoor

1 4

Triple Jump Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . 52-4.5 (15.96m) Brandon Jones . . . . . . . . 49-5 (15.06m)

Shot Put p Derrick Crutcher . . . . . 37-0.5 (11.29m)

4 7 p p p p

100m Greg Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.50 Curtis King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.69 Greg Gbagbeke. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.62 Samuel Adade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.70 Malcolm Beyah . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.89 Rod Isaac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.92

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100mH Roscoe Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.09

3 7 p p p p

200m Greg Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.15 Curtis King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.23 Samuel Adade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.59 Stanley Gbagbeke . . . . . . . . . . . 21.76 Rod Isaac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.36 Malcolm Beyah . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.52

110mH p Roscoe Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.11

400m p Robert Carter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.23

400mH p Roscoe Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.53

400mH Roscoe Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.41

1,500m p Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . . . 3:49.41

800m 1 Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . . . 1:51.24 6 David Emery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:55.70 p Philip Benavides . . . . . . . . . . . 1:55.01

4x100m Relay p Franklin, King, Gbagbeke, Adade. . 40.43

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1 4 5

1,500m Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . . . 3:47.25 William Songock. . . . . . . . . . . 3:53.03 David Emery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:54.03

5,000m 2 William Songock. . . . . . . . . . 14:20.33 8 Isaac Biwott. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15:02.54 12 Juilius Kirui. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15:12.28 1

10,000m William Songock. . . . . . . . . . 30:43.11

4x400m Relay Isaac, Franklin, Payne, Morgan. . . 3:21.02

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4x100m Relay Franklin, King, Gbagbekek, Adade 39.95

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Distance Medley Relay Kirui, Carter, Benavides, Emery 10:18.81

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4x400m Relay Isaac, Payne, Sloss, Franklin . . . . 3:23.06

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Long Jump Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . . 24-10 (7.57m) Stanley Gbagbeke . . . . . 24-6.5 (7.48m) DeRay Sloss. . . . . . . . . 22-4.5 (6.82m) Brandon Jones . . . . . . 21-11.75 (6.7m)

3 4 8 p

Long Jump Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . . 25-0.5 (7.63m) Stanley Gbagbeke . . . . . 24-8.5 (7.53m) DeRay Sloss. . . . . . . . . 23-5.5 (7.14m) Brandon Jones . . . . . . 22-5.25 (6.84m)

Discus p Derrick Crutcher . . . . . . 116-2 (35.41m) Hammer Throw p Derrick Crutcher . . . . . . . 95-1 (28.98m) Javelin 5 Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . 197-5 (60.19m) p Derrick Crutcher . . . . . . 133-7 (40.72m)

NCAA Mideast Regional

200m p Greg Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.27

Long Jump 5 Stanley Gbagbeke . . . . . 25-3.5 (7.71m) p Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . 24-8.25 (7.52m) 2 -

Triple Jump Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . 52-9.5 (16.09m) Brandon Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foul

NCAA Outdoor 2

Long Jump Stanley Gbagbeke . . . . . . . 26-3 (8.0m)

Triple Jump p Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . 51-5.5 (15.68m)

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2009 Cross Country Review Chemaoi and Sangau qualify for NCAA Cross Country Championships For the first time in school history, Middle Tennessee had a male and a female runner qualify for the NCAA Cross Country National Championships. Zamzam Sangau and Festus Chemaoi garnered qualification at the NCAA South Regional Championships in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on November 14. Sangau became the first women in program history to qualify for the NCAA Championships. The Uganda native finished fifth place overall on the 6,000-meter course in a time of 20:30.22. She came in second in the individuals with a team standings. It was the second consecutive season Sangau earned all-region honors. Chemaoi qualified with an at-large bid by finishing 13th overall at the NCAA South Regional Championships. Initially, he was not in the top-five individual finishers not on a qualifying team. However, when Auburn received an at-large bid

as a team, Chemaoi moved to the top-five individual finishers. The junior became the first Blue Raider men’s runner to compete in the national championships since Richard Russo ran at the 1971 event in Knoxville, Tenn. Chemaoi was, however, the first men’s runner to qualify under the current qualifying system. It was also the first time Chemaoi was named to the NCAA All-South Region team. The 1965 men’s cross country team finished 14th overall as a team at the NCAA Cross Country D-II championships for MT’s best finish. The 2009 NCAA Cross Country National Championship was held in Terre Haute, Ind., hosted by Indiana State on Monday, November 23. Chemaoi placed 146th out of 250 finisher. Sangau came in 143rd out of 254 finishers.

Men take Sun Belt title The slippery and wet conditions of Selman Field in

Monroe, La. were not enough to keep the Middle Tennessee men’s cross country team from taking their first ever Sun Belt Conference title. Led by the efforts of individual runner-up Festus Chemaoi and fifth-place William Songock, all Blue Raider scorers placed in the top 11. Chemaoi completed the 8,000-meter course in 26:42.14, and Songock came in at 27:32.13. The Blue Raiders finished with 36 team points to defeat second-place South Alabama with 43 points. “I’m really proud of what they did. It was a good, solid team performance. All five knew they were going to have to go out and do their jobs and they did. Festus and William had to neutralize South Alabama’s top guys and then the three, four and five guys needed to beat the rest of South’s mens,” said head coach Dean Hayes. Hayes received his first-ever men’s cross country Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year award. Newcomer Chris Mason ran an inspired race at his first conference meet. The SUNY Delhi transfer finished eighth overall to earn his first All-Sun Belt award at Middle Tennessee. What was perhaps more impressive was Mason ran a majority of

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the race shoeless upon losing both in the first mile. Senior Isaac Biwott earned the second all-conference cross country award of his career by taking ninth in a time of 27:42.24. Biwott first won the award in 2007 at the championships in Bowling Green, Ky. David Emery rounded out the Middle Tennessee scorers, placing 11th with a time of 28:00.88. It was the first time in school history the men’s cross country team had four runners earn all-conference honors.


Seven Blue Raiders earn All-Sun Belt Cross Country honors The Blue Raiders set a school record for the most athletes to earn All-Sun Belt cross country honors at a single conference championship meet. Going into the October 31, 2009, championship, the most Blue Raider cross country runners, both male and female, to earn the honor in one meet was four, occurring in 2007 and 2008. However, the 2009 squads shattered the record with seven athletes (male and female) garnering the title. William Songock and Zamzam Sangau were awarded their third All-Sun Belt titles, and Festus Chemaoi and Isaac Biwott won their second awards. Marla Bailey, Jackie Serem and Chris Mason were first-time recipients.

2009 Sun Belt Conference Team Results

Men’s

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Middle Tennessee South Alabama UALR North Texas Troy Western Kentucky Florida Atlantic Arkansas State Louisiana-Monroe Florida International Louisiana

Women’s

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Western Kentucky 53 Middle Tennessee 65 North Texas 98 Florida Atlantic 103 UALR 141 Arkansas State 142 South Alabama 152 Troy 166 Louisiana-Monroe 229 Louisiana 239 Florida International 302

36 43 86 158 161 161 181 185 194 210 280

Women finish second at Sun Belt For the second season in a row, the Blue Raiders matched their best-ever finish at a conference championship meet, taking second at the 2009 Sun Belt Cross Country Championships. Led by senior Zamzam Sangau, the Blue Raiders recorded their lowest team score in the history of the program, 65. Sangau placed third overall on the 5,000-meter course in a time of 19:49.09, Marla Bailey finish fourth in 19:58.33, and Jackie Serem finished in seventh in 20:30.52. All there were honored all-conference runners. The ladies were defeated by defending 2008 Sun Belt Champion Western Kentucky, which recorded 53 points. Samantha Hunt’s 25th-place finish and Stephanie Smith’s 27th-place finish rounded out the MT five scoring runners with respective times of 22:05.26 and 22:14.98. Freshmen Alissa Ruggle, Amber Kassuba and Kayla Bryan ran in their first championships for the Blue Raiders. Along with Hunt and Smith, the five Middle Tennessee freshman gained valuable experience that will be important in the coming years.

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2009 Men’s Cross Country Results Team Results

Individual Results Isaac Biwott Date

9/4/09 9/11/09 9/19/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09

Event

Belmont Opener (5K) 16:24.15 (18) UTC Powerade Opener (5K) 16:17 (11) WKU Old Timers Classic (8K) 26:55.52 (17) Greater Louisville Classic (8K) 25:47.92 (104) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) 16:01 (5) Sun Belt Championships (8K) 27:52.35 (9)

Philip Benavides Date

Event

10/31/09 Sun Belt Championships (8K)

Festus Chemaoi Date

9/4/09 9/11/09 9/19/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09 11/14/09 11/23/09

Event

9/4/09 9/11/09 9/19/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09

Event

9/4/09 9/11/09 9/19/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09 11/14/09

Event

9/4/09 9/11/09 9/19/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09

Event

9/4/09 9/11/09 9/19/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09

Time (Finish)

Time (Finish)

Time (Finish)

Belmont Opener (5K) 15:36.59 (3) UTC Powerade Opener (5K) 15:44 (3) WKU Old Timers Classic (8K) 25:20.75 (5) Greater Louisville Classic (8K) 24:23.53 (14) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) 15:21 (2) Sun Belt Championships (8K) 27:32.13 (6)

Josh Wheeler Date

Time (Finish)

Belmont Opener (5K) 15:47.40 (5) UTC Powerade Opener (5K) 16:12 (8) WKU Old Timers Classic (8K) 26:09.14 (9) Greater Louisville Classic (8K) 25:18.57 (57) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) 16:04 (6) Sun Belt Championships (8K) 27:42.24 (8) NCAA South Regional (10K) 32:09.05 (46)

William Songock Date

32:12.02 (72)

Belmont Opener (5K) 16:26.67 (23) UTC Powerade Opener (5K) 16:17 (12) WKU Old Timers Classic (8K) 27:32.74 (22) Greater Louisville Classic (8K) 25:37.57 (85) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) 15:59 (4) Sun Belt Championships (8K) 28:00.88 (11)

Chris Mason Date

Time (Finish)

Belmont Opener (5K) 15:11.96 (1) UTC Powerade Opener (5K) 15:30 (1) WKU Old Timers Classic (8K) 24:59.51 (3) Greater Louisville Classic (8K) 24:20.48 (10) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) 15:11 (1) Sun Belt Championships (8K) 26:42.14 (2) NCAA South Regional (10K) 30:38.50 (13) NCAA Championships (10K) 31:21.1 (146)

David Emery Date

Time (Finish)

Event

Time (Finish)

Belmont Opener (5K) 17:50.00 (54) UTC Powerade Opener (8K) 18:25 (38) WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) 30:13.23 (31) Greater Louisville Classic (8K) 29:23.36 (321) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (5K) 19:09 (12) Sun Belt Championships (8K) DNF

Belmont Opener (9/05 - 5K)

1. Middle Tennessee 45 2. Belmont 57 3. Lipscomb 78 t4. Vanderbilt 96 t4. Belmont-Alumni 96 6. Tennessee-Martin 142 7. Murray State 169 Top MT Finisher: Festus Chemaoi (1)

UTC Powerade Opener (9/11 - 5K) 1. Middle Tennessee 2. Chattanooga 3. Kennesaw State 4. Mercer 5. Tennessee State Top MT Finisher: Festus Chemaoi (1)

28 48 55 81 149

Sun Belt Championships (10/31 - 8K) 1. Middle Tennessee 2. South Alabama 3. Arkansas-Little Rock 4. North Texas 5. Troy 5. Western Kentucky 7. Florida Atlantic 8. Arkansas State 9. Louisiana-Monroe 10. Florida International 11. Louisiana-Lafayette Top MT Finisher:Festus Chemaoi (2)

36 43 86 158 161 161 181 185 195 210 280

NCAA South Regional (11/14 - 10K)

Top MT Finisher: Festus Chemaoi (3)

1. Alabama 45 2. Florida State 80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26. Miami 716 No Full Middle Tennessee Team Top Finisher: Festus Chemaoi (13)

Greater Louisville Classic (10/3 - 8K)

NCAA Championships (11/23 - 10K)

WKU Old Timers Classic (9/19 - 5K) No Team Scoring

1. Louisville 68 2. Kentucky 153 3. Tennessee 188 4. Central Michigan 205 5. Middle Tennessee 251 6. Davidson College 259 7. Queens University (Charlotte) 206 8. Eastern Kentucky 274 9. Rend Lake College 284 10. Purdue 288 11. Southern Indiana 345 12. Oakland 350 13. Arkansas 363 14. Mississippi State 413 15. Belmont 435 16. East Tennessee State 514 17. Washington University (St. Louis) 520 18. Western Kentucky 543 19. McKendree College 567 20. Cornerstone University 616 21. Detroit Mercy 629 22. Bellarmine 635 23. Lipscomb 664 24. Southeast Missouri State 667 25. Bryan College 671 26. Elon 681 27. Mississippi 717 28. Georgia State 728 29. Centre College 753 30. Vanderbilt 771 31. Shorter College 796 32. Northern Kentucky 797 33. Morehead State 848 34. Arkansas State 876 35. Findlay 880 36. Lee 898 37. Wheeling Jesuit 1024 38. Seton Hall 1107 Top MT Finisher: Festus Chemaoi (11)

UTC Invitational (10/17 - 5K)

1. Middle Tennessee 18

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2. Chattanooga 37 Top MT Finisher: Festus Chemaoi (1)

1. Oklahoma State 127 2. Oregon 143 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31. Michigan State 654 No Full Middle Tennessee Team Top Finisher: Festus Chemaoi (146)


2009 Women’s Cross Country Results Individual Results Marla Bailey Date

9/4/09 9/11/09 9/19/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09 11/14/09

Event

Kayla Bryan Date

9/4/09 9/11/09 9/19/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09

Event

9/4/09 9/11/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09

Event

9/4/09 9/11/09 9/19/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09

Event

9/4/09 9/11/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09

Event

9/4/09 9/11/09 9/19/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09 11/14/09 11/23/09

Event

9/4/09 9/11/09 9/19/09 10/3/09 10/17/09 10/31/09 11/14/09

Event

9/4/09 9/11/09 10/3/09 10/17/09

Time (Finish)

Belmont Opener (4K) 15:12.95 (26) UTC Powerade Opener (2M) 11:47 (4) WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) 18:45.37 (10) Greater Louisville Classic (5K) 18:26.75 (45) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) 11:34 (4) Sun Belt Championships (5K) 20:30.52 (7) NCAA South Regional (6K) 21:51.65 (43)

Stephanie Smith Date

Time (Finish)

Belmont Opener (4K) 14:17.00 (2) UTC Powerade Opener (2M) 11:24 (2) WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) 17:40.51 (2) Greater Louisville Classic (5K) 17:43.05 (11) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) 11:13 (1) Sun Belt Championships (5K) 19:49.09 (3) NCAA South Regional (6K) 20:30.22 (5) NCAA Championships (6K) 21:36.0 (143)

Jackie Serem Date

Time (Finish)

Belmont Opener (4K) 16:36.71 (56) UTC Powerade Opener (2M) 13:00 (17) Greater Louisville Classic (5K) 20:35.66 (225) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) 12:30 (10) Sun Belt Championships (5K) 22:51.37 (42)

Zamzam Sangau Date

Time (Finish)

Event

Time (Finish)

Belmont Opener (4K) 15:31.93 (34) UTC Powerade Opener (2M) 13:41 (24) Greater Louisville Classic (5K) 21:37.41(267) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) 13:06 (13)

22:14.98 (27)

Team Results Belmont Opener (9/05 - 4K)

1. Vanderbilt 42 2. Alabama 57 3. UAB 109 4. Middle Tennessee 124 5. Tennessee 129 6. Belmont 142 7. Murray State 164 8. Lipscomb 170 9. Tennessee-Martin 271 Top MT Finisher: Zamzam Sangau (2)

UTC Powerade Opener (9/11 - 2M) 1. Middle Tennessee 41 2. Chattanooga 42 3. Kennesaw State 48 4. Mercer 98 5. Tennessee State 150 Top MT Finisher: Zamzam Sangau (2)

WKU Old Timers Classic (9/19 - 5K) No Team Scoring Top MT Finisher: Zamzam Sangau (2)

Belmont Opener (4K) 16:44.14 (61) UTC Powerade Opener (2M) 12:33 (13) WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) 19:56.09 (22) Greater Louisville Classic (5K) 19:32.44(140) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) 12:12 (9) Sun Belt Championships (5K) 23:04.57 (47)

Alissa Ruggle Date

Time (Finish)

Belmont Opener (4K) 17:58.61 (77) UTC Powerade Opener (2M) 13:25 (21) Greater Louisville Classic (5K) 20:59.92 (250) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) 12:32 (11) Sun Belt Championships (5K) 22:05.26 (24)

Amber Kassauba Date

Time (Finish)

Belmont Opener (4K) 16:34.99 (55) UTC Powerade Opener (2M) 13:01 (18) WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) 21:08.61 (27) Greater Louisville Classic (5K) 19:45.38 (168) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) 13:22 (16) Sun Belt Championships (5K) 22:58.78 (45)

Samantha Hunt Date

Time (Finish)

Belmont Opener (4K) 15:03.48 (20) UTC Powerade Opener (2M) 12:04 (7) WKU Old Timers Classic (5K) 18:57.06 (14) Greater Louisville Classic (5K) 18:26.93 (46) UTC Frontrunner Invitational (2M) 11:38 (5) Sun Belt Championships (5K) 19:58.33 (4) NCAA South Regional (6K) 21:57.36 (48)

10/31/09 Sun Belt Championships (5K)

Greater Louisville Classic (10/3 - 8K) 1. Purdue 88 2. Kentucky 130 3. Louisville 141 t4. Missouri 173 t4. Western Kentucky 173 6. Vanderbilt 179 t7. Central Michigan 208 t7. Eastern Kentucky 208 9. Washington Univ. (St. Louis) 290 10. Southern Indiana 295 11. Davidson 360 12. Mississippi State 379 13. Middle Tennessee 386 14. Belmont 426 15. Elon 430 16. Georgia State 497 17. Rend Lake College 533 18. Findlay 538 19. Bellarmine 551 20. Oakland 570 21. Lipscomb 571 22. Mississippi 587 23. Arkansas State 600 24. Lewis 646 25. Northern Kentucky 652 26. Southeast Missouri State 657 27. Shorter College 686 28. Detriot Mercy 716 29. UALR 721 30. Cornerstone University 756 31. Seton Hall 816 32. Lee 853 33. Morehead State 965 34. Augusta State 1002 35. East Tennessee State 1158 Top MT Finisher: Zamzam Sangau (11)

UTC Invitational (10/17 - 2M)

1. Chattanooga 26 2. Middle Tennessee 29 3. Tennessee State 80 Top MT Finisher: Zamzam Sangau (1)

Sun Belt Championships (10/31 - 5K) 1. Western Kentucky 53 2. Middle Tennessee 65 3. North Texas 98 4. Florida Atlantic 103 5. Arkansas-Little Rock 141 6. Arkansas State 142 7. South Alabama 152 8. Troy 166 9. Louisiana-Monroe 229 10. Louisiana-Lafayette 239 11. Florida International 302 Top MT Finishner: Zamzam Sangau (3)

NCAA South Regional (11/14 - 6K) 1. Florida 33 2. Florida State 54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23. Jacksonville State 637 No Full Middle Tennessee Team Top Finisher: Zamzam Sangau (5)

NCAA Championships (11/23 - 6K) 1. Villanova 86 2. Florida State 133 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33. Indiana 716 No Full Middle Tennessee Team Top Finisher: Zamzam Sangau (143)

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History and Records History and Re


ecords

MT Track Through the Years Olympians School Records All-Americans Conference Champions Sun Belt Records Team Conference Champions Honor Roll

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MT Track and Field Through the Years The track and field program at Middle Tennessee has been in existence for 55 years and has become the school’s most dominant athletic program. Blue Raider and Lady Raider track has racked up 18 NCAA top 25 finishes, 44 conference titles and 11 Olympians. During this span, 54 individuals have brought 84 AllAmerican awards back to Middle Tennessee.. .

1954 Middle Tennessee football coach, Joe Black Hayes founded the track and field in 1954. Hayes coached the Blue Raiders for the next ten years.

Joe “Black” Hayes’ 1960 Blue Raiders

1965 Lake Forest College (Ill.) assistant coach Dean Hayes, no relation to the previous coach, took over the program in 1965 would as the second of only two head coaches in the program’s history. Brian Oldfield’s placed second in the NCAA shot put. Oldfield later set a world record throw of 75-0 and competed for the United States in the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany.

1972-76 Barry McClure, who became the first Middle Tennessee athlete to win All-American

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Tommy Haynes

Barry McClure

honors on the Division 1 level in 1970, won back-to-back NCAA triple jump crowns in 1972 and 1973. He set NCAA records of 5210.5 and 54-1.75. Tommy Haynes followed McClure’s success by breaking all of his triple jump records. The 1974 NCAA triple jump champion, earned All-American honors in both the long jump and triple jump that year. He later set the NCAA and American records in the triple jump before going on to compete in the 1976 Olympics. “The Grasshopper Gang” John DoDoo Sheikh Faye Charles Hollis McClure and Haynes’ success was the foundation of the reputation of Middle Tennessee as one of the premier jump schools in the country, dominating the jumping events on the OVC and NCAA level. All-American Jimmy Washington and later the “Grasshopper Gang” of All-Americans John DoDoo and Sheikh Faye and Charles Hollis began a decade of dominance where the Blue Raiders would win 10 straight OVC long jump titles and nine of 10 triple jump titles between 1976 and 1985.

1977-79 The Blue Raiders won their first OVC outdoor title in 1977 and 1978 outdoor title as well. The squad took home its first OVC indoor championship in 1979. After that, the championships would come at a fast and furious pace. The Blue Raiders and Lady Raiders eventually won a combined 29 titles in OVC competition.

1981 The seven time All-American Greg Artis was named OVC athlete of the year in 1981 for his accomplishments in the long and triple jump. Artis holds the second most AllAmerican honors in school history. Also during this period, 1980 to 1986, a succession of great sprinters and hurdlers called Middle Tennes-

see home. All-Americans Andre Kirnes, Orestes Meeks and Dwight Johnson along with OVC champions Kenny Nesbitt, Tim Johnson and Kenny Shannon dominanted the 55, 100, 200 and 400 meters as well as the 110 and 400 meter hurdles. Of 72 OVC indoor and outdoor gold medals given in sprint and hurdle events between 1980 and 1986, 40 were captured by Blue Raider athletes. This success on the track and in the jumps would earn Hayes’ Raiders seven straight outdoor conference titles and five and seven indoor titles.

1983 During this boom period for the program, a very quiet championship was won that was not to be repeated at Middle Tennessee for 26 years. The 1983 men’s cross country team won the conference championships that season.

1983 OVC Cross Country Champions

1988 In 1988, head coach Dean Hayes assumed the role of two new teams. This year he would be afforded the privilege of serving the United States Olympic Team as an assistant coach. Hayes, who was no longer coaching Middle Tennessee when men’s program had been discontinued in 1986, would took over the newly formed Middle Tennessee women’s. Like the men’s team before, his teams would have immediate success winning the 1988 OVC Indoor Championships in his first season at the helm.

1990 Men’s track and field was revived at Middle Tennessee in the 1990s. This period of renais-


sance in track and field at Middle Tennessee saw the Blue Raider men taking the 1991 OVC Indoor and the women taking both OVC Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

1994 One of the biggest years in Blue Raider track was 1994. The Middle Tennessee men’s 4x200-meter relay team was ranked first in the NCAA. The team won its second consecutive 4x200 meter title at the prestigious Penn Relays. Also that year, Dionne Rose became the first woman at Middle Tennessee to earn AllAmerican honors with her performances in the long jump and the 55m hurdles her win in the win the 55m hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships . Rose competed for her native Jamaica in both the 1992 Olym-

Mardy Scales pictured in Sports Illustrated, wins the 60m at the 2004 Millrose Games at historic Madison Square Garden

pics in Barcelona, Spain, and 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Ga.. Rose is on of four females AllAmericans in the history of the program.

2000 2000 was the last year in the OVC for Middle Tennessee and both squads went out in style. Both teams placed well in the indoor and outdoor meets, and the men took the indoor title for the first time in seven years. When it was announced that Middle Tennessee would move to the Sun Belt Conference in 2000-2001, the teams received and unexpected call. Both the men’s and women’s teams were invited to participate in the 2000 Sun Belt Outdoor Championships in Miami, Fla., and the women’s team responded by winning the event, giving the school its first-ever SBC title.

1994 Penn Relay 4x200 Meter Champions

2001 Middle Tennessee did not waste any time showing in its first full season showing the SBC it would be a force to be reckoned with, starting with Geoffrey Lagat defending his 2000 cross country individual championship and taking the 2001 individual. Also, the men’s and women’s teams won three of the four conference track championships.

2003 Mardy Scales became the University’s fourth national champion winning the 2003 NCAA 100-meter dash. The seven-time AllAmerican went on to have one of the most illustrious careers in school history. He was also be named the 2004 Sun Belt Athlete of the Year.

NCAA National Champions

Barry McClure

1972, 1973 NCAA Triple Jump Set Collegiate Records at 52-10.5 and 54-1.75

Tommy Haynes

1975 NCAA Triple Jump Set Collegiate Record of 54-6.75 American Record of 56-5.25

Dionne Rose

1994 NCAA Indoor 55 Meter Hurdles

Mardy Scales

2003 NCAA 100 Meters

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Blue Raiders Olympians 2004 Samuel Adade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4x100 (Alt.)

Ghana Team

Tanko Braimah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4x100

Ghana Team

Christian Nsiah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4x100

Ghana Team

Andrew Owusu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Triple Jump

Ghana Team

2000 Albert Agyemang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Meters

Ghana Team

Tanko Braimah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Meters

Ghana Team

Christian Nsiah. . . . . . . . . . . 100 Meters, 4x100

Ghana Team

Andrew Owusu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Triple Jump

Ghana Team

Christian Nsiah

1996 Albert Agyemang. . . . . . . 200 Meters, 4x100 8th (4x100)

Ghana Team

Christian Nsiah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4x400 Meters

Ghana Team

Dionne Rose. . . . . . . . . . . . 100-Meter Hurdles 5th Place

Jamaica Team

Three time Olympian

1992 Dionne Rose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100-eter Hurdles

Jamaica Team

1988 Dean Hayes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach

United States Team

1976 Rayfield Dupree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Triple Jump

United States Team

Sheikh Faye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High Jump

Gambia Team

Tommy Haynes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Triple Jump 5th Place

United States Team

1972 Sheikh Faye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Long Jump

Gambia Team

Brian Oldfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shot Put 6th Place

United States Team

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Brian Oldfield 1972 Olympian


Athletes of the Year

Middle Tennessee Records Indoor

Greg Artis

1981 OVC Athlete of the Year OVC Indoor/Outdoor Trackman of the Year

Men’s

Women’s

55 Meters

6.14 Mardy Scales, 2003

6.89 Dionne Rose, 1994

200 Meters

21.07 Mardy Scales, 2004

23.54 Nadia Graham, 1996

400 Meters

46.36 Godfrey Herring, 2001

52.41 Rosemary Okafor 2004

800 Meters

1:50.27 Festus Chemaoi, 2009

2:12.36 Zamzam Sangau, 2008

Mile Run

4:03.47 Joe O’Loughlin, 1982

4:48.37 Zamzam Sangau, 2008

3,000 Meters

8:12.64 Joe O’Loughlin, 1981

9:55.28 Zamzam Sangau, 2008

5,000 Meters

14:35.36 William Songock, 2009

17:54.42 Zamzam Sangau, 2008

55-Meter Hurdles

7.20 Linnie Yarbrough, 2006

7.59 Dionne Rose, 1994

4x400 Meter Relay

3:08.32 Okorie, Darden, Hicks, Waller, 2004

3:42.78 Hall, Parrish, Phillips, Graham, 1996

DMR

9:48.04 Johnson, Mitchell, David, O’Loughlin, 1981 12:22.45 Barnes, McGill, Smith, DeOliveira, 1992

High Jump

7-1.5 Alex Pruitt, 2005

5-8m Veronica Tipton, 1991

Mia Florence,1995 Cherice Roberson, 2010

Pole Vault

15-8.5 Tom Yelverton, 1981

5-8 Jennifer Howard, 2003

Long Jump

27-0.75 Roland McGhee, 1993

20-10.5 Sarah Nambawa, 2010

Triple Jump

54-6.5 Tommy Haynes, 1974

44-8.25 Sarah Nambawa, 2008

Shot Put

57-7 Brian Oldfield, 1966

53-5.5 Brittany Cox, 2010

Weight Throw

58-8.75 James Thomas, 2007

67-6 Brittany Cox, 2010

Outdoor Dionne Rose

1994 OVC Track Woman of the Year

Men’s 10.07 Mardy Scales, 2004

11.34 Natalie Douglas,1994

200 Meters

20.44 Roland McGhee, 1994

23.18 Rosemary Okafor, 2003

400 Meters

45.35 Godfrey Herring, 2001

52.29 Rosemary Okafor, 2004

800 Meters

1:49.40 Festus Chemaoi, 2009

2:37.38 Zamzam Sangau, 2009

1,500 Meters

3:42.9 Festus Chemaoi, 2009

4:27.04 Zamzam Sangau, 2009

3,000 Meter ST

9:08.37 Danny Green, 1986

11:31.44 Sara Lunning, 2007

5,000 Meters

14:17.19 Festus Chemaoi, 2009

17:21.42 Zamzam Sangau, 2007

10,000 Meters

30:43.11 William Songock, 2009

Nadia Graham

1994 NCAA Indoor 55 Meter Hurdles

Rosemary Okafor, 2003

37:38.5 Lea White 1992

110/100 Meter Hurdles 13.67 Linnie Yarbrough, MT, 2006

13.14 Dionne Rose, 1994

400 Meter Hurdles

49.19 Victor Okorie, 2003

58.72 Kishara George, 2005

4x100 Meter Relay

38.94 Spann, Scales, Orr, Holiday, 2003

44.87 Douglas, Rose, Brown, Watson, 1994

4x200 Meter Relay

1:21.17 Lloyd, McGhee, Gupton, Otis, 1994

1:25.79 Hill, Thurman, Wright, Henry, 2009

4x400 Meter Relay

3:05.65 Darden, Scales, Dupar-Scott, Waller, 2004 3:38.12 Gillyard, Nambawa, Campbell, Patterson, 2007

4x800 Meter Relay

7:34.4 Yates, Anderson, Bandy, Singleton, 1967

9:06.63 Smith, Barnes, DeOliveria, Weathers, 1992

4x1,500 Meter Relay

16:31.8 Green, Flint, Burn, Porter, 1985

19:45.74 Bailey, Sangau, Gombert, Comstock, 2008

Sprint Medley Relay

3:20.68 Shannon, Mitchell, T. Johnson, Davis, 1982 4:01.92 Jarrett, Blander, Gray, Parker, 2002

Distance Medley Relay 9:50.64 Lawrence, Farris, Davis, O’Loughlin, 1982

Mardy Scales

Women’s

100 Meters

12:07.74 Barnes, McGill, Smith, DeOliveria, 1991

Shuttle Hurdle Relay

56.73 R. Davis, Kirnes, Nesbitt, Williams, 1983

57.69 Anderson, Brown, Douglas, Robertson, 2005

High Jump

7-1.75 Chris Koger, 2002

5-10.5 Veronica Tipton, 1992

Pole Vault

16-0 Tom Yelverton, 1985

10-0.5 Jennifer Howard, 2003

Long Jump

27-6 Roland McGhee, 1993

21-9 Dionne Rose, 1994

Triple Jump

55-2 Eddie Loyd, 1982

45-9 Sarah Nambawa, 2009

Shot Put

59-2 Brian Oldfield, 1966

50-8.75 Brittany Cox, 2009

Discus

182-9 Harrison Salami, 1977

168-5 Shelley Johnson, 1995

Hammer Throw

182-6 James Thomas, 2007

165-4 Brittany Cox, 2009

Javelin

220-11 Jeff Sims, 1983

140-9 Laetitia Florimond, 2005

2004 Sun Belt Athlete of the Year

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All-Americans

Brian Oldfield:

Shot Put, Outdoor 1965 World Record (ITA): 75-0

Greg Artis: Long Jump Indoor 1979-81 Outdoor 1979-81 Triple Jump Indoor 1981

Barry McClure: Triple Jump Outdoor 1970-73 Indoor 1971-73 Collegiate Record

Triple Jump Indoor 1974 Outdoor 1974

Rayfield Dupree: Triple Jump Indoor 1977

John DoDoo: Triple Jump Outdoor 1978-79

Andre’ Kirnes: Long Jump Outdoor 1980 Outdoor 1983

Eddie Loyd: Triple Jump Outdoor 1982

Herb Newton, Gary Mitchell, Tim Johnson, Floyd James: Mile Relay Outdoor 1982

Dwight Johnson: Long Jump Indoor 1984-85

Herb Newton, Joe O’Loughlin, Tim Johnson, John Davis (inset): Distance Medley Relay Outdoor 1982

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Jimmy Washington: Triple Jump Outdoor 1976

Tommy Haynes:

Barry Gambrell, Mike Davidson, Tim Johnson, Gary Mitchell: Mile Relay Outdoor 1981

Orestes Meeks: Long Jump Indoor 1982

Sheikh Faye: Long Jump Indoor 1976 Outdoor 1976-78

Roland McGhee: Long Jump Indoor 1991-94 Outdoor 1991-92, 1994 55 meters Indoor 1993-94 Jacqui Brown: Long Jump Indoor 1994 Outdoor 1994 Triple Jump Indoor 1994 Outdoor 1994


All-Americans

Dionne Rose: 55m Hurdles Indoor & Outdoor 1994 Long Jump Indoor & Outdoor 1994

Micah Otis: Long Jump Indoor 1994

Christian Nsiah: 200 meters Indoor 1996 60 meters Indoor 1999

Ron Bramlett: 110m Hurdles Outdoor 1999

Jasper Demps: 60m Hurdles Indoor 2001

Kim Freeman: Triple Jump Indoor 2001

Mardy Scales: 60 meters Indoor 2002-04 100 meters Outdoor 2003-04 4x100m Relay Outdoor 2003-04

Pedro Holiday: 4x100m Relay Outdoor 2004

Juan Walker: Long Jump Indoor 2006, Outdoor 2007 4x100m Relay Outdoor 2007

JJ Sturm: 4x100m Relay Outdoor 2004

Orlando Reid: 200 meters Outdoor 2006-07 100 meters Outdoor 2007 4x100m Relay Outdoor 2007

Godfrey Herring:

400 meters Indoor 2000-02, Outdoor 2001-02

Pedro Holiday, Brad Orr, Mardy Scales, DJ Spann: 4x100m Relay Outdoor 2003

Linnie Yarbrough: 110m Hurdles Outdoor 2006

Sean Waller: 4x100m Relay

Andreja Ribac:

Triple Jump : Outdoor 2000

Victor Okorie: 400m Hurdles Outdoor 2003

Garland Martin: 60m Hurdles Indoor 2004

Xavier Darden: 4x100m Relay Outdoor 2004

Wesley Dupar-Scott: 4x100m Relay Outdoor 2004

Samuel Adade: 4x100m Relay Outdoor 2007

Sarah Nambawa: Triple Jump Indoor 2008-09 Outdoor 2009

Stanley Gbagbeke: Long Jump Outdoor 2009

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Indoor Conference Champions Men OVC Championships 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1993, 2000 Sun Belt Championships 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009 OVC Coach of the Year Dean Hayes – 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 2000 Sun Belt Coach of the Year Dean Hayes – 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009 OVC Athlete of the Year Greg Artis, 1980 & 1981 Kenny Nesbitt, 1985 Roland McGhee, 1994 Rob Jordan, 2000 Sun Belt Most Outstanding Track Performer Mardy Scales, 2003 Mardy Scales, 2004 Festus Chemaoi, 2009 Sun Belt Most Outstanding Field Performer James Thomas, 2006 Carl Morgan, 2008 Carl Morgan, 2009 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year Festus Chemaoi, 2008

Christian Nsiah

Two time SBC Champion

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OVC Records (Through 2007-08) Meet Long Jump Triple Jump 55 Meters 55M Hurdles 200 Meters Mile Relay

Record 26-6.5 53-0.5 6.24 7.23 21.00 3:11.86

Retired Events

60 Yard Hurdles 7.29 300 Yard Dash 30.46 500 Meters 1:03.21

Individual/Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Year Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Christian Nsiah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Perald Ellis, Herb Newton, Tim Johnson, Gary Mitchell 1983

Miguel Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Perald Ellis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1986

Sun Belt Records (Through 2007-08) Meet 60 Meters 55M Hurdles 60M Hurdles 200 Meters 400 Meters 4x400m Relay

Record 6.60 7.20 7.31 7.75 21.12 46.41 46.98 3:08.32

Individual/Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Year Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Jasper Demps (SBC Championship) . . . . . . . . . 2001 Jasper Demps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Tanko Braimah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Godfrey Herring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Godfrey Herring (SBC Championship) . . . . . . . . 2001 Victor Okorie, Xavier Darden, Dwone Hicks, Sean Waller 2004

Individual Champions 55 Meters/60 Yards Dash 1982 Kenny Shannon . . . . . . . . 6.33 (y) 1984 Kenny Shannon . . . . . . . . 6.41 (y) 1985 Mike Pittman . . . . . . . . . 6.42 (y) 1986 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . . 6.41 (y) 1991 Walter Dunson . . . . . . . . 6.35 (m) 1992 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . 6.34 (m) 1993 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . 6.27 (m) 1994 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . 6.25 (m) 1995 Keith Watkins . . . . . . . . . 6.29 (m)

Albert Agyemang Six time SBC Champion

1996 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004 2007

Christian Nsiah . . . . . . . . 6.39 (m) Christian Nsiah . . . . . . . . 6.27 (m) Christian Nsiah . . . . . . . . 6.24 (m) Albert Agyemang . . . . . . 6.31 (m) Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . 6.32 (m) Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . 6.31 (m) Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . 6.34 (m) Orlando Reid . . . . . . . . . 6.36 (m)

55 Meters/60 Yard High Hurdles 1979 Ed Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . 7.59 (y) 1983 Miguel Williams . . . . . . . . 7.29 (y) 1984 Ron Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.44 (y) 1985 Kenny Nesbitt . . . . . . . . . 7.30 (y) 1991 Vince Parks . . . . . . . . . . 7.44 (m) 1992 Vince Parks . . . . . . . . . . 7.60 (m) 1993 Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . . 7.30 (m) 1994 Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . . 7.34 (m) 1995 Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . . 7.47 (m) 1996 Carlos Clardy . . . . . . . . . 7.51 (m) 1998 Haneef Sharif . . . . . . . . . 7.39 (m) 1999 Ron Bramlett . . . . . . . . . 7.28 (m) 2000 Jasper Demps . . . . . . . . 7.35 (m) 2001 Jasper Demps . . . . . . . . 7.31 (m) 2006 Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . . 7.34 (m) 2009 Roscoe Payne . . . . . . . . 7.50 (m) 200 Meters/300 Yards Run 1984 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . 30.46 (y) 1985 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . 30.82 (y) 1986 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . 30.88 (y) 1992 Roland McGhee . . . . . . 21.15 (m) 1993 Roland McGhee . . . . . . 21.00 (m) 1994 Roland McGhee . . . . . . 21.04 (m) 1995 Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . 21.59 (m)


Indoor Conference Champions 1996 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004 2006 2007

Christian Nsiah . . . . . . . 21.38 (m) Christian Nsiah . . . . . . . 21.79 (m) Albert Agyemang . . . . . 21.36 (m) Tanko Braimah . . . . . . . 21.12 (m) Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . 21.16 (m) Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . 21.00 (m) Orlando Reid . . . . . . . . 21.20 (m) Orlando Reid . . . . . . . . 21.32 (m)

400 Meters/440 Yards Run 1978 J.T. Musgrove . . . . . . . . 48.05 (y) 1979 Ed Stegall . . . . . . . . . 47.4 (HT/y) 1980 Ed Stegall . . . . . . . . . . 48.08 (m) 1983 Tim Johnson . . . . . . . 47.5 (HT/y) 1984 Tim Johnson . . . . . . . . . 48.64 (y) 1999 Godfrey Herring . . . . . . 48.28 (m) 2000 Godfrey Herring, . . . . . . 46.66 (m) 2001 Godfrey Herring . . . . . . 46.98 (m) 2002 Fred Williams . . . . . . . . 47.95 (m) 2003 Sean Waller . . . . . . . . . 47.95 (m) 2004 Sean Waller . . . . . . . . . 47.25 (m) 2006 Sean Waller . . . . . . . . . 48.11 (m) 800 Meters/880 Yards Run 2009 Festus Chemaoi . . . . . 1:55.76 (m) One Mile Run 2008 Festus Chemaoi . . . . . . . . 4:16.81 2009 Festus Chemaoi . . . . . . . . 4:11.18 3000 Meters/Two Mile Run 1985 Danny Green . . . . . . . . 9:12.25 (y) 5000 Meters/Three Mile Run 1993 Jeff Lingwall . . . . . . . 15:19.79 (m)

1991 1992 1993 1994 1997 1998 1999 2000 2007 2008 2009

Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 25-4.25 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . . 26-2.5 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 26-3.75 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 26-2.75 Boniface Amuzu . . . . . . . . 24-1.5 Boniface Amuzu . . . . . . . 24-10.5 Rob Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-1.5 Rob Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . 25-1.25 Juan Walker . . . . . . . . . . 23-6.25 Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . 24-10 Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . 24-10

Triple Jump 1976 Jimmy Washington . . . . . . 51-3.25 1977 Rayfield Dupree . . . . . . . . 51-9.75 1978 John DoDoo . . . . . . . . . . 52-0.75 1979 John DoDoo . . . . . . . . . . 52-3.75 1981 Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-0.5 1982 Eddie Loyd, . . . . . . . . . . . 52-9.25 1983 Eddie Loyd . . . . . . . . . . . 52-10.5 1986 William Beasley . . . . . . . . . . 50-2 1991 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . . 49-10 1992 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 49-7.25 1993 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 51-0.75 1994 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . . . 51-6 1997 Jahez Salahuddin . . . . . . 49-11.75 2008 Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . . . 50-1.75 2009 Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . . . 50-7.25 High Jump 1984 Linwood Harris . . . . . . . . . . 6-11 1986 Sean Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9 1991 Vince Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 1994 Marlin Cobwell . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 1995 Torrence Riley . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8

Distance Medley Relay 1982 Middle Tennessee . . 9:48.6 (HT/m) Mile/1600 Meter Relay 1978 Middle Tennessee . . . 3:14.3 (HT/y) 1979 Middle Tennessee . . . 3:15.0 (HT/y) 1980 Middle Tennessee . . 3:15.9 (HT/m) 1981 Middle Tennessee . . 3:12.1 (HT/m) 1983 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:11.86 (m) 1984 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:14.97 (m) 1985 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:15.15 (m) 1986 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:13.98 (m) 1996 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:15.77 (m) 2000 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:13.74 (m) 2003 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:16.42 (m) 2004 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:10.15 (m) 2006 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:14.36 (m) Long Jump 1979 Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-3.25 1980 Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-0.5 1981 Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-6.5 1982 André Kirnes . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-0 1983 André Kirnes . . . . . . . . . . 25-6.75 1986 Malcolm Branham . . . . . . . 25-2.5

1997 2001 2002

Jahez Salahuddin . . . . . . . . . 6-8 Chris Koger . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9.75 Chris Koger . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0

Shot Put 1976 Ted Hausauer . . . . . . . . . . . 56-1 1984 Steve McQuiston . . . . . . . 52-11.5 1985 Steve McQuiston . . . . . . . . . 52-5 1986 Steve McQuiston . . . . . . . 51-10.5 1994 Melvin Stevenson . . . . . . . 50-0.5 Weight Throw 2006 James Thomas . . . . . . . . . . 57-1.5 2007 James Thomas . . . . . . . . . 55-9.25 Pole Vault 1976 Jack Warner . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-6 1980 David Cleveland . . . . . . . . . 15-0 RETIRED EVENTS 500 Meters 1984 Gary Mitchell . . . . . . . . . 1:04.51 1985 Perald Ellis . . . . . . . . . . . 1:04.02 1986 Perald Ellis . . . . . . . . . . . 1:03.21 600 Yards 1979 J.T. Musgrove . . . . . . . 1:10.3 (HT) 1983 Herb Newton . . . . . . . . . 1:10.12 1000 Meters/1000 Yards Run 1985 Billy Porter . . . . . . . . . . . 2:15.25 1986 Jerry Malone . . . . . . . . . . 2:16.15 Sun Belt Track Performers of the Week Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . January 15, 2002 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . January 22, 2003 Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . . . February 6, 2003 Sean Waller . . . . . . . . . . February 13, 2003 Jasper Demps . . . . . . . . February 20, 2003 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . January 20, 2004 Pedro Holiday . . . . . . . . . January 27, 2004 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . February 10, 2004 Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . . . February 9, 2005 Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . . February 15, 2005 Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . . . January 18, 2006 Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . . . January 24, 2006 Juan Walker . . . . . . . . . . . January 23, 2007 Orlando Reid . . . . . . . . . . February 6, 2007 DeRay Sloss . . . . . . . . . . . January 22, 2008 DeRay Sloss . . . . . . . . . . . February 3, 2009 Festus Chemaoi . . . . . . . Februay 17, 2009 Sun Belt Field Performers of the Week Alex Pruitt . . . . . . . . . . . . February 1, 2005 James Thomas . . . . . . . . . January 18, 2006 Juan Walker . . . . . . . . . . . January 24, 2006 Carlos Morgan . . . . . . . . . January 23, 2007 James Thomas . . . . . . . . February 13, 2007 Lee Johnson . . . . . . . . . . February 5, 2008

Jaz Salahaudin

Five Time OVC Champion

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Indoor Conference Champions OVC Records (Through 2007-08) Meet Record Individual Year Long Jump 20-5 Michelle Welch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 Triple Jump 42-2 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 55M Hurdles 7.59 Dionne Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 200 Meters 23.54 Nadia Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996

Women OVC Championships 1988, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996 Sun Belt Championships 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Retired Events Two Mile Relay

OVC Coach of the Year Dean Hayes – 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996

Dianne DeOliveira, Karen Barnes, Leigh Weathers, Sharon Smith . 1992

Sun Belt Records (Through 2007-08) Meet Record Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Year 55M Hurdles 7.88 Jerkita McClorin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001

Sun Belt Coach of the Year Dean Hayes – 2001, 2002, 2004

1,000 Yards 1986 Debbie Morrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:45.24

OVC Athlete of the Year Dionne Rose, 1994 Mia Florence, 1995 Nadia Graham, 1996

Mile Run 1991 Dianne DeOliveira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:01.73

Sun Belt Most Outstanding Track Performer Rosemary Okafor, 2003

4x400m Relay 1996 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sun Belt Most Outstanding Field Performer Kim Freeman - 2001, 2002 Letitia Eady, 2002 Sarah Nambawa, 2008 Individual Champions 55 Meters 1996 Nadia Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nekeya Ralls 1997 Nekeya Ralls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Stacy Acklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Willisa Heintz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Willisa Heintz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Meter Hurdles 1992 Koko Rowley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Dionne Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Nekeya Ralls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Nekeya Ralls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Nekeya Ralls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Jerkita McClorin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Candice Robertson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Candice Robertson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Candice Robertson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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3:48.06 3:44.69 3:43.94 3:43.55 3:45.43

Two Mile Relay 1990 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:28.89 1991 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:28.19 1992 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:24.28 7.06 7.01 7.06 7.02 6.99 6.94 6.93 8.03 7.59 7.84 7.82 8.09 7.88 8.22 7.96 7.88

200 Meters 1995 Nadia Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Nadia Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Willisa Heintz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Willisa Heintz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

24.79 23.94 24.14 24.03 23.85

400 Meters 1995 Nadia Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Melanie Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Kishara George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Kishara George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Kishara George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

56.17 56.60 55.87 54.26 54.58

Distance Medley Relay 2008 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:07.87 Shot Put 1995 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-1 1996 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-10 1997 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-0 1998 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-2.25 2007 Brittany Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-10 Weight Throw 2006 Meaghan Byrd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-7 Long Jump 1986 Sherrie Bingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-8 1988 Sherrie Bingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0.5 1989 Ursula Langford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-5.5 1990 Michelle Welch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-5 1991 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-10 1992 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-5.25 1993 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-2.5 1994 Dionne Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-4.5 1995 Mia Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-10 1996 Bianca Conley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-4.25 1997 Nekeya Ralls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-8.25 2001 Jerkita McClorin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-11.5 2002 Letitia Eady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-11.75 2003 Kim Freeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-10 Triple Jump 1985 Sherrie Bingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-6 1989 Kyieta Beason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-9

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2008

Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-2 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-11 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-2 Mia Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-6.75 Mia Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-3 Andreja Ribac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-4.75 Andreja Ribac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-10.75 Kim Freeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-4.25 Kim Freeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-10.75 Kim Freeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-5 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-8.25

High Jump 1986 Ursula Langford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 1988 Ursula Langford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 1991 Veronica Tipton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 1992 Veronica Tipton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 1993 Veronice Tipton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 1994 Mia Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 1995 Mia Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 2002 Amanda Forrester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Sun Belt Track Performers of the Week Willisa Heintz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 16, 2002 Kelley Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 22, 2002 4x400m Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 5, 2002 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . January 22, 2003 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . February 20, 2003 Kishara George . . . . . . . . . . . . December 10, 2003 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . January 27, 2004 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 3, 2004 Kishara George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 10, 2004 Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 14, 2008 Nyeisha Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 27, 2009 Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 3, 2009 Sun Belt Field Performers of the Week Stephany Reid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 29, 2002 Kim Freeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 13, 2002 Stephanie Tamgho . . . . . . . . . . . . January 18, 2006 Stephanie Tamgho . . . . . . . . . . . . January 31, 2006 Stephanie Tamgho . . . . . . . . . . . . January 23, 2007 Stephanie Tamgho . . . . . . . . . . . . February 13, 2007 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 14, 2008 Brittany Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 5, 2008 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 13, 2008 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 13, 2009 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 3, 2009 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 17, 2009


Outdoor Conference Champions Men OVC Championships 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1993, 1994 Sun Belt Championships 2001, 2006, 2007 OVC Coach of the Year Dean Hayes – 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1993, 1994 Sun Belt Coach of the Year Dean Hayes – 2001, 2006, 2007 OVC Athlete of the Year Tommy Haynes, 1974 John DoDoo, 1977 Ed Thomas, 1980 Greg Artis, 1981 Dwight Johnson, 1984-86 Roland McGhee, 1993-94 Micah Otis, 1995 Jahez Salahuddin, 1998 Rob Jordan, 1999 Sun Belt Most Outstanding Track Performer Godfrey Herring, 2001-02 Mardy Scales, 2004 Sun Belt Most Outstanding Field Performer Carl Morgan - 2008, 2009 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year Pete Senatus, 2006 Festus Chemaoi, 2008 Roscoe Payne, 2009 Individual Champions 100 Meters/100 Yards Dash 1958 Ray Purvis . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 (y) 1960 Ray Purvis . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 (y) 1970 Charles Wilson . . . . . . . . . 9.60 (y) 1980 André Kirnes . . . . . . . . 10.62 (m) 1981 André Kirnes . . . . . . . . 10.32 (m) 1983 Orestes Meeks . . . . . . . 11.22 (m) 1984 Kenny Shannon . . . . . . 10.42 (m) 1985 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . 10.47 (m) 1986 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . 10.73 (m) 1991 Roland McGhee . . . . . . 10.94 (m) 1992 Roland McGhee . . . . . . 10.80 (m) 1993 Roland McGhee . . . . . . 10.58 (m) 1994 Roland McGhee . . . . . . 10.00 (m) 1995 Keith Watkins . . . . . . . . 10.48 (m) 1996 Dave Creary . . . . . . . . . 11.29 (m) 1999 Albert Agyemang . . . . . 10.37 (m) 2000 Albert Agyemang . . . . . 10.33 (m) 2003 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . 10.35 (m)

2004 2006 2007

Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . 10.12 (m) Orlando Reid . . . . . . . . 10.37 (m) Orlando Reid . . . . . . . . 10.30 (m)

200 Meters/220 Yards Dash 1980 David Robinson . . . . . . 21.10 (m) 1981 Barry Gambrell . . . . . . . 21.10 (m) 1982 Mike Farris . . . . . . . . . 21.30 (m) 1984 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . 20.90 (m) 1985 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . 20.56 (m) 1986 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . 21.00 (m) 1991 Roland McGhee . . . . . . 21.53 (m) 1992 Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . 21.38 (m) 1993 Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . 21.24 (m) 1994 Roland McGhee . . . . . . 20.40 (m) 1995 Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . 21.36 (m) 1997 Kenden Maynard . . . . . 21.04 (m) 1999 Albert Agyemang . . . . . 20.81 (m) 2000 Albert Agyemang . . . . . 20.90 (m) 2001 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . 20.65 (m) 2002 Godfrey Herring . . . . . . 20.77 (m) 2003 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . 20.78 (m) 2004 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . 20.52 (m) 2006 Orlando Reid . . . . . . . . 20.85 (m) 2007 Orlando Reid . . . . . . . . 20.53 (m) 400 Meters/440 Yards Dash 1967 Jerry Singleton . . . . . . . 47.20 (y) 1978 Ed Stegall . . . . . . . . . . 46.50 (m) 1979 Ed Stegall . . . . . . . . . . 47.33 (m) 1984 Tim Johnson . . . . . . . . 47.71 (m) 1985 Perald Ellis . . . . . . . . . . 47.14 (m) 1986 Perald Ellis . . . . . . . . . . 47.00 (m) 1993 Carlos Gupton . . . . . . . 46.99 (m) 1997 Kenden Maynard . . . . . 46.12 (m) 2001 Godfrey Herring . . . . . . 45.55 (m)

2002 2003

Godfrey Herring . . . . . . 45.68 (m) Sean Waller . . . . . . . . . 46.43 (m)

800 Meters/880 Yards Run 1969 Jerry Singleton . . . . . . 1:53.60 (y) 1979 Dana McCutcheon . . . 1:52.73 (m) 1980 Dana McCutcheon . . . 1:51.20 (m) 2009 Festus Chemaoi . . . . . 1:51.24 (m) 1,500 Meters/Mile Run 1961 Tom Cannon . . . . . . . . 4:25.50 (y) 2009 Festus Chemaoi . . . . . 3:47.25 (m) 3,000 Meters Steeplechase 2008 Festus Chemaoi . . . . . 9:40.33 (m) 5,000 Meters/Three Mile Run 1985 Danny Green . . . . . . . 15:31.60 (m) 2001 Geoffrey Lagat . . . . . 14:41.22 (m) 2008 William Songock . . . . 15:02.87 (m) 10,000 Meters 1984 Jeff Skinner . . . . . . . . 31:15.85 (m) 1985 Robert Willis . . . . . . . 31:26.76 (m) 1992 Jeff Lingwall . . . . . . . 33:47.00 (m) 1993 Jeff Lingwall . . . . . . . 32:29.00 (m) 2001 Geoffrey Lagat . . . . . 30:52.70 (m) 2009 William Songock . . . . 30:43.11(m) 110 Meters/120 Yards High Hurdles 1961 Ray Cooper . . . . . . . . . . 15.10 (y) 1963 Ray Cooper . . . . . . . . . . 15.50 (y) 1970 Lonnell Poole . . . . . . . . 14.30 (y) 1980 Ed Thomas . . . . . . . . . 14.34 (m) 1981 Miguel Williams . . . . . . 14.18 (m) 1983 Kenny Nesbitt . . . . . . . 14.64 (m)

OVC Records (Through 2007-08) Meet Record Individual/Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Year Long Jump 26-8.5 Tommy Haynes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Triple Jump 54-0.5 John DoDoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 100 Meters 10.24 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Ron Lloyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 110M Hurdles 13.89 Ron Bramlett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 200 Meters 20.56 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 400M Hurdles 50.14 Russell Holloway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 4x100M Relay 40.01 Kenny Shannon, Barry Gambrell, Greg Artis, André Kirnes . . 1981 Retired Events 440Yard Hurdles 50.0 Mile Relay 3:10.5

Russell Holloway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Dennis Bandy, Davie Wyatt, Terry Scott, Jerry Singleton 1969 David Robinson, Larry Cotton, J.T. Musgrove, Ed Stegall 1977

Sun Belt Records (Through 2007-08) Event Record Individual/Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Year 100 Meters 10.02 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 200 Meters 20.37 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 400 Meters 45.35 Godfrey Herring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 4x100M Relay 38.94 DJ Spann, Mardy Scales, Brad Orr, Pedro Holiday . . . . 2003

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Andre Kirnes

Seven time OVC-Champion

1984 1985 1993 1994 1995 1998 1999 2000 2000 2001 2004 2005 2006 2007

Kenny Nesbitt . . . . . . . 14.00 (m) Kenny Nesbitt . . . . . . . 14.03 (m) Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . 14.24 (m) Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . 14.20 (m) Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . 14.32 (m) Haneef Sharif . . . . . . . . 14.16 (m) Ron Bramlett . . . . . . . . 13.94 (m) Haneef Sharif . . . . . . . . 14.20 (m) Jasper Demps (SBC) . . . 14.06 (m) Jasper Demps . . . . . . . 13.97 (m) Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . 13.76 (m) Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . 13.73 (m) Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . 13.96 (m) Juan Walker . . . . . . . . . 13.80 (m)

400 Meters/440 Yards Intermediate Hurdles 1967 Don Jones . . . . . . . . . . 54.30 (y) 1970 David Wyatt . . . . . . . . . 52.50 (y) 1972 Myles Maillie . . . . . . . . . 52.00 (y) 1977 Russell Holloway . . . . . 50.00 (m) 1978 Russell Holloway, . . . . . 51.00 (m) 1980 Ed Thomas . . . . . . . . . 51.54 (m) 1981 Pete Williams . . . . . . . . 52.70 (m) 1982 Herb Newton . . . . . . . . 52.09 (m) 1983 Kenny Nesbitt . . . . . . . 51.95 (m) 1984 Kenny Nesbitt . . . . . . . 51.52 (m) 1985 Kenny Nesbitt . . . . . . . 51.92 (m) 1986 Deric Haynes . . . . . . . . 53.40 (m) 1992 Tom Hampton . . . . . . . 51.70 (m) 1993 Tom Hampton . . . . . . . 51.85 (m) 1994 Tom Hampton . . . . . . . 51.55 (m) 1998 Mario Paul . . . . . . . . . . 52.02 (m) 2000 DJ Spann . . . . . . . . . . 51.55 (m) 2001 DJ Spann . . . . . . . . . . 50.75 (m) 2003 Victor Okorie . . . . . . . . 50.53 (m) 2004 Victor Okorie . . . . . . . . 51.87 (m) 2006 Pete Senatus . . . . . . . . 52.54 (m) 2009 Roscoe Payne . . . . . . . 51.41 (m) 4x100 Meters/440 Yards Relay 1973 Middle Tennessee . . . . . 41.00 (y) 1980 Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.12 (m) 1981 Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.01 (m)

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1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1992 1993 1995 1997 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007

Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.03 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.26 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.65 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.66 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.60 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.68 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.12 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.22 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.65 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.71 (m) Middle Tennessee (SBC) . 40.00 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 39.59 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 39.76 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.19 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.15 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 40.22 (m) Middle Tennessee . . . . . 39.84 (m)

4x400 Meters/Mile Relay 1969 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:10.50 (y) 1973 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:12.70 (y) 1977 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:10.50 (y) 1978 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:14.20 (y) 1979 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:15.68 (y) 1981 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:11.64 (y) 1983 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:12.06 (y) 1984 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:12.68 (y) 1985 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:14.19 (m) 1993 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:09.38 (m) 1994 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:09.13 (m) 1999 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:12.69 (m) 2002 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:09.47 (m) 2003 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:09.03 (m) 2006 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:08.73 (m) 2007 Middle Tennessee . . . . 3:08.80 (m) High Jump 1957 Jerry Hurst . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 1960 Troy Haydon . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 1960 Frank Halliburton . . . . . . . . . 6-3 1978 Rosco Kidd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11 1985 Skipper Willbanks . . . . . . . . 6-10 1996 Marlin Cobwell . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8 1997 Torrence Riley . . . . . . . . . . 6-9.75 1998 Torrence Riley . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10 2002 Chris Koger . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9.75 2005 Alex Pruitt . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10.75

Roscoe Kidd

1978 OVC High Jump Champion

2007 4x100 Relay Team 2007 All-American

Long Jump 1959 Ray Purvis . . . . . . . . . . . 22-11.5 1960 Ray Purvis . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-9.5 1973 Tommy Haynes . . . . . . . . . . 23-7 1974 Tommy Haynes . . . . . . . . . 26-8.5 1977 Sheikh Faye . . . . . . . . . . 25-6.25 1978 Sheikh Faye . . . . . . . . . . . 25-.25 1979 Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-8.5 1980 André Kirnes . . . . . . . . . . . 24-7.5 1981 Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-2.5 1982 André Kirnes . . . . . . . . . . 25-6.75 1983 Orestes Meeks . . . . . . . . . 25-7.25 1984 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . . . . 25-5 1985 Malcomb Branham . . . . . 25-1.25 1986 Malcolm Branham . . . . . . . 26-0.5 1991 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 25-8.75 1992 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 25-4.75 1993 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . . . 25-7 1994 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 26-2.25 1995 Micah Otis . . . . . . . . . . . 24-11.5 1997 Jaz Salahuddin . . . . . . . . 24-1.75 1998 Jaz Salahuddin . . . . . . . . . 24-6.5 1999 Rob Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . 25-9.75 2000 Rob Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-5.5 2003 Rob Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-2.5 Triple Jump 1971 Barry McClure . . . . . . . . . 50-9.75 1973 Barry McClure . . . . . . . . . . . 52-6 1974 Tommy Haynes . . . . . . . . . 52-3.5 1976 Jim Washington . . . . . . . 52-11.75 1977 John DoDoo . . . . . . . . . . . 52-2.5 1978 John DoDoo . . . . . . . . . 51-11.25 1979 John DoDoo . . . . . . . . . . . 54-0.5 1980 Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . 50-11.75 1981 Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . 52-11.25 1982 Eddie Loyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-8


Outdoor Conference Champions 1983 1984 1986 1991 1993 1994 1997 1998 1999 2000 2008 2009 Discus 1968 1974 1976 1977 1986

Eddie Loyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-2 Linwood Harris . . . . . . . 50-11.75 Williams Beasley . . . . . . 50-11.75 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . . 46-11 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . . 51-3.5 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 51-4.75 Jaz Salahuddin . . . . . . . 49-11.25 Jaz Salahuddin . . . . . . . . 49-6.25 Rob Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-10 Rob Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-8.5 Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . . . 51-8.25 Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . 52-4.5 John Edwards . . . . . . . . . 154-11 Harrison Salami . . . . . . . . . 155-3 Harrison Salami . . . . . . . . . 167-2 Harrison Salami . . . . . . . . . 168-3 Steve McQuiston . . . . . . . . 153-1

Pole Vault 1980 David Cleveland . . . . . . . . . 15-0 Javelin 1983 1984 1985 2005

Godfrey Herring . . . . . . . . . . April 16, 2002 Sean Waller . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 9, 2003 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . April 23, 2003 4x400 Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 30, 2003 4x400 Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . March 23, 2004 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . April 13, 2004 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . April 20, 2004 Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . . . . March 29, 2005 Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . . . . . April 26, 2005 4x400 Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 4, 2006 Orlando Reid . . . . . . . . . . . . April 23, 2006 Juan Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 10, 2007 Orlando Reid . . . . . . . . . . . . April 24, 2007 Samuel Adade . . . . . . . . . . . April 22, 2008 Festus Chemaoi . . . . . . . . . . April 29, 2009 Sun Belt Field Performers of the Week Chris Koger . . . . . . . . . . . . March 18, 2001 Chris Koger . . . . . . . . . . . . March 19, 2002 Juan Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 4, 2006 Juan Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 25, 2006 James Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . April 17, 2007 Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . April 22, 2008 Carl Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . April 29, 2009

Jeff Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208-1 Jeff Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . 220-11 Jeff Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . 205-11 Lindsay Sims . . . . . . . . . . . 200-8

OVC Championships 1991, 1994, 1996, 2000 Sun Belt Championships 2000, 2005 OVC Coach of the Year Dean Hayes – 1996, 2000 Sun Belt Coach of the Year Dean Hayes – 2005 OVC Athlete of the Year Nadia Graham, 1996 Sun Belt Most Outstanding Track Performer Willisa Heintz, 2001 Sun Belt Most Outstanding Field Performer Stephany Reid, 2002 Sarah Nambawa - 2008, 2009 Individual Champions 100 Meters 1995 Nadia Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.67 1996 Nadia Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.12 1999 Stacy Acklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.83 2001 Willisa Heintz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.47 2003 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.64 2004 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.43

Shot Put 1964 Brian Oldfield . . . . . . . . . . . 53-4 1965 Brian Oldfield . . . . . . . . . 52-3.75 1966 Brian Oldfield . . . . . . . . . 54-5.75 1983 Jim Fitch . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-8.75 1984 Steve McQuiston . . . . . . . 52-6.5 1985 Steve McQuiston . . . . . . . . 53-8 1986 Steve McQuiston . . . . . . . . 54-2.5 1993 Melvin Stevenson . . . . . . 46-3.25

200 Meters 1981 Donna Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.56 1996 Nadia Graham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.17 2000 Willisa Heintz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.22 2001 Willisa Heintz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.35 2003 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.64 2004 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.49

Hammer Throw 2007 James Thomas . . . . . . . . . . 180-8 RETIRED EVENTS 220 Yards Low Hurdles 1957 Ed Carson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.20 1961 Ray Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.40

400 Meters 1982 Jackie Wilbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.71 1996 Melanie Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.62 2005 Kishara George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.29

3,000 Meters/Two Mile Run 1956 Milner Carden . . . . . . 10:23.00 (y) 1962 Porter Maxwell . . . . . . 10:15.5 (y)

800 Meters 1991 Leigh Weathers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:13.15 2009 Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . . . 2:09.73

Broad Jump 1960 Ray Purvis . . . . . . . . . 22-11.625 Sun Belt Track Performers of the Week Godfrey Herring . . . . . . . . . . April 18, 2000 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . . March 18, 2001 Godfrey Herring . . . . . . . . . March 26, 2001 4x100m Relay . . . . . . . . . . . . April 8, 2001 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . April 22, 2001 4x100m Relay . . . . . . . . . . . April 29, 2001 DJ Spann . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 26, 2002

Women

1,500 Meters 2007 Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . . . 4:36.73 2008 Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . . . 4:33.79 2009 Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . . . 4:28.19

Ray Cooper

10,000 Meters 1982 Lisa Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39:46.8

1961 220-Yards Hurdles OVC Champion

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Outdoor Conference Champions OVC Records (Through 2007-08) Meet Record Individual Year Long Jump 20-6.5 Sherrie Bingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988 Triple Jump 43-7.25 Andreja Ribac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Sun Belt Records (Through 2007-08) Meet Record Individual Year Shot Put 50-8.75 MeLyn Thompson (SBC Championship) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 100 Meter High Hurdles 1992 Latonia Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.51 1993 Nadrian McGill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.58 1994 Nadrian McGill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.57 1996 Nekeya Ralls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.74 2005 Candice Robertson . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.17 400 Meter Intermediate Hurdles 1994 Nadrian McGill . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:02.31 1996 Sarah Dunmore . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:02.07 1999 Tori Blander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:01.97 2000 Tori Blander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00.34 2000 Tori Blander (SBC) . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.78 2003 Kishara George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.67 2005 Kishara George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.72 4x100 Meter/440 Yard Relay 1981 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . 47.14 (y) 1994 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . 45.70 (m) 1995 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . 46.72 (m) 1996 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . 46.84 (m) 2001 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . 44.99 (m) 4x400 Meter/4x440 Yard Relay 1981 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . 1996 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . 2003 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . 2004 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . 2005 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . 2006 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . 2009 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . .

3:58.36 (y) 3:50.97 (m) 3:41.55 (m) 3:42.32 (m) 3:40.84 (m) 3:41.37 (m) 3:46.28 (m)

High Jump 1986 Ursula Langford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1988 Ursula Langford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Krista Hare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Veronica Tipton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Veronica Tipton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Veronica Tipton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Mia Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Mia Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Mia Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5-6 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-5 5-6 5-8 5-6 5-4

Long Jump 1985 Sherrie Bingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-0 1986 Sherrie Bingham . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-3.25 1988 Sherrie Bingham . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-6.5 1991 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-10.75 1992 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-11.5 1993 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0.5 1994 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-3 1996 Nekeya Ralls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0

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2007 2008 2009

MeLyn Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . 50-8.75 MeLyn Thompson . . . . . . . . . . 47-11.75 Brittany Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-0.75

Heptathlon 2003 Jerkita McClorin . . . . . . . . . . . 4774 pts Sun Belt Track Performers of the Week Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . March 26, 2002 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 2, 2003 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . March 23, 2004 Kishara George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 6, 2004 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 13, 2004 Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 20, 2004 Kerry Barrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 29, 2005 Candice Robertson . . . . . . . . . . . . April 12, 2005 Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 7, 2009 Sun Belt Field Performers of the Week Letitia Eady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 19, 2002 Kim Freeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 23, 2003 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 27, 2007 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 24, 2007 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 25, 2008 Brittany Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 1, 2008

Candice Robertson

2005 SBC 100-Meter Hurdles Champion

2000 2009

Kim Freeman (SBC) . . . . . . . . . 19-4.75 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-10

Triple Jump 1991 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-3 1992 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-4.25 1993 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-5 1994 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-5.5 1999 Andreja Ribac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-5.25 2000 Andreja Ribac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-7.25 2000 Andreja Ribac (SBC) . . . . . . . . . . 42-4 2002 Stephany Reid . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-10.75 2008 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-2 2009 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . . 44-11.75 Discus 1993 1995 1996 1997 1998 2008

Tina Rumsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139-6.5 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147-5 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151-2 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147-0 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144-4 Brittany Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153-11

Javelin 2000 Kelley Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125-11 2005 Laetitia Florimond . . . . . . . . . . . . 140-9 Shot Put 1995 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-4.5 1996 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-0 1997 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-1.5


Sun Belt Records Indoor

Men’s Championship

Men’s Season

Women’s Championships Women’s Season

55 Meters

6.24 Chris Johnson, UALR, 2/2005

6.18 Chris Johnson, UALR, 1/27/02

6.77 Tayna Lawrence, FIU, 2/22/99

6.75 Sheri Brooks, FIU, 2/26/05

200 Meters

21.07 Terrill McCombs, WKU, 2/23/08

21.07 Terrill McCombs, WKU, 2/23/8

23.45 Sheri Brooks, FIU, 2/28/05

23.18 Tayna Lawrence, FIU, 3/5/99

400 Meters

46.98 Godfrey Herring, MT, 2/25/01

46.41 Godfrey Herring, MT, 3/9/02

54.32 Dawn Williams, UALR, 2/26/96

52.74 Valerie Brown, WKU, 3/13/09

800 Meters

1:51.48 John McGrew, ASU, 1993

1:48.45 Lamont Leach, LTU, 1995

2:10.08 Dawn Williams, UALR, 2/25/96

2:04.91 Dawn Williams, UALR, 3/9/96

Mile Run

4:11.15 Vincent Rono, USA, 2/25/07

4:02.69 Vincent Rono, USA, 2/3/06

4:48.27 Zamzam Sangau, MT, 2008

4:38.28 Ida Nilsson, UALR, 1/27/01

3,000 Meters

8:14.18 Sean Dollman, WKU, 1992

7:52.64 David Kimani, USA, 1/22/00

9:35.11 Ida Nilsson, UALR, 2/25/01

9:19.41 Ida Nilsson, UALR, 3/10/01

5,000 Meters

14:05.04 Zac Edwards, USA, 2/28/09

13:42.23 David Kimani, USA, 2/12/00 17:09.66 Debbie Thornhill, UNT , 2/22/01 16:01.77 Janet Jesang, WKU, 3/13/09

55 Meter Hurdles

7.15 Ronald Forbes, FIU, 2/8/08

7.15 Ronald Forbes, FIU, 2/23/08

7.72 Lauren Wiggins, UNT, 2/23/08

7.68 Lauren Wiggens, UNT, 2/16/08

4x400 Meter Relay

3:13.41 UL-Lafayette, 1992

3:08.32 Middle Tennessee, 3/6/04

3:44.30 Florida International, 2/26/01

3:37.97 Western Kentucky, 2/7/09

DMR

10:06.06, Arkansas State, 2/25/01

9:36.91 South Alabama, 3/3/06

11:29.63 UALR, 2/25/01

12:04.08 Florida International, 2/9/08

High Jump

7-2.5 Ketric Patton, UL, 1997

7-5.25 Sam Hill, ASU, 1995

5-10.5 Heather Davis, ULM, 2/28/09

5-11.25 Heather Davis, ULM, 2/7/09

Pole Vault

17-10.5 Kelly Riley, ASU, 1992

17-10.5 Kelly Riley, ASU, 1992

13-0.25 Sara Young, ASU, 2/25/06

13-0.25 Sara Young, ASU, 2/25/06

Long Jump

25-1.25 Gabe Clement UL, 1995

25-11 Mesut Yavas, ASU 2/3/01

20-5.75 Elisa Dieme-Erlich, FIU 2/25/06 20-10.5 Sarah Nambawa, MT, 12/12/09

Triple Jump

53-7 Ndabe Mdlongwa, UL, 1994

54-8.25 Larry Moore, UL, 1992

44-8.25 Sarah Nambawa, MT 2/23/08

Shot Put

18.51m Raigo Toompuu, WKU, 2005

18.71m Raigo Toompuu, WKU 2005

50-10.75 Melissa Gibbons, LTU, 2/25/01 53-5.5 Brittany Cox, MT, 2/9/10

Weight Throw

72-3.75 Candon Powell, ASU, 2005

72-3.75 Candon Powell, ASU, 2005

58-10.75 Tiphanie Baker, ULM 2/28/09

Men’s Championships

Men’s Season

Women’s Championships Women’s Season

100 Meters

10.12 Mardy Scales, MT, 2004

10.02 Mardy Scales, MT, 2004

11.17 Twilet Malcom, UL, 1993

11.17 Twilet Malcom, UL, 1993

200 Meters

20.53 Orlando Reid, MT, 2007

20.37 Mardy Scales, MT, 2004

22.93 Twilet Malcom, UL, 1993

22.89 Tanya Lawrenece, FIU, 1999

400 Meters

45.51 Godfrey Herring, MT 2002

45.51 Godfrey Herring, MT, 2002

52.95 Ajoke Odumosu, USA, 2007

50.46 Ajoke Odumosu, USA, 2007

800 Meters

1:49.40 Artha Simpson, Lamar, 1993

1:48.00 Vincent Rono, USA, 2006

2:09.73 Zamzam Sangau, MT, 2009

1:59.06 Dawn Williams, UALR, 1996

1,500 Meters

3:47.25 Festus Chemaoi, MT, 2009

3:37.96 Vincent Rono, USA, 2007

4:23.17 Ida Nilsson, ASU, 2001

4:22.53 Ida Nilsson, ASU, 2001

3,000 Meter ST

9:02.63 Walter Whitfield, UL, 2005

8:47.60 Robert Anderson, LTU, 1992

10:49.14

10:49.14 Natalie Leeper, WKU, 2007

5,000 Meters

14:25.81 Vincent Rono, USA, 2006

13:25.37, David Kimani, USA, 2000

17:04.76 Diana Jipchirchir, UNO, 2006

10,000 Meters

29:04.04 Vincent Rono, USA, 2006

27:56.32, Sean Dollman, WKU, 1992 35:23.02 Diana Jipchirchir, UNO, 2006

35:19.63 Valerie Lynch, WKU, 2001

110 Meter Hurdles

13.73 Linnie Yarbrough, MT, 2005

13.54 Mario Russo, LTU, 1992

13.40 Lauren Wiggins, UNT, 2009

13.35 Olga Mencnarowska USA, 1999

400 Meter Hurdles

49.77 Winston Sinclair, UL 1994

49.19 Victor Okorie, MT, 2003

57.83 Yisrael, Niam, FIU, 2009

55.37 Ajoke Odumosu, USA, 2007

4x100 Meter Relay

39.59 Middle Tennessee, 2001

38.94 Middle Tennessee, 2003

44.81 Western Kentucky, 2005

44.81 Western Kentucky, 2005

4x400 Meter Relay

3:08.05 North Texas, 2005

3:04.84 UL-Lafayette, 1992

3:39.82 Florida International, 2001

3:35.37 Western Kentucky, 2008

High Jump

7-4.25 Edgar Garcia, UL, 1994

7-4.25 Edgar Garcia, UL, 1994

5-10.75 Edith Montgomery, ASU, 2003

5-11.25 Nicole Knox USA, 2007

Pole Vault

17-9.75 Jon Kelly, ASU, 1993

18-0.5 Jon Kelly, ASU, 1992

13-1.5 Stephanie Foreman, ASU, 2009

13-5.5 Michelle Legatt, ASU, 2001

Long Jump

26-0.75 Mesut Yavas, ASU, 2002

26-0.75 Mesut Yavas, ASU, 2002

21-2 India George, FIU, 2007

21-2 India George, FIU, 2007

Triple Jump

54-8.25Ndabe Mdlongwa, UL, 1995

55-6.25 Ndabe Mdlongwa, UL, 1996

44-11.75 Sarah Nambawa, MT, 2009

45-9 Sarah Nambawa, MT, 2009

Shot Put

60-10.75 Raigo Toompuu, WKU, 2005

60-10.75 Raigo Toompuu, WKU, 2005 50-8.75 MeLyn Thompson, MT, 2007

53-6.25 Brittany Cox, MT, 2009

Discus

192-9 Raigo Toompuu, WKU, 2005

192-9 Raigo Toompuu, WKU, 2005

179-0 Tiphanie Baker, Troy, 2009

187-10 April Malveo, LTU, 1999

Hammer Throw

204-11 Candon Powell, ASU, 2005

204-9 Candon Powell, ASU, 2005

184-4 Sarah Lambrecht, WKU, 2008

187-6 Destiny Montemayor, ULM, 2008

Javelin

232-6 Rocky Guidry, UL, 1992

234-8 Kevin Bateman, FIU, 2000

166-4 Olivia McKoy, LTU, 1998

182-0 Olivia McKoy, LTU, 1999

44-8.25 Sarah Nambawa, MT, 2/14/09

67-6 Brittany Cox, MT, 2/9/10

Outdoor

Natalie Leeper, WKU,2007

16:28.82 Brenda Dennehy, WKU, 199

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Indoor Conference Results Year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Winner – Women – – – – – – – – – Eastern Kentucky, 111 Eastern Kentucky, 137 Middle Tennessee, 130 Murray State, 81 Murray State, 75.5 Middle Tennessee, 81 Murray State, 61 Eastern Kentucky, 133 Middle Tennessee, 112 Middle Tennessee, 140 Middle Tennessee, 146 Southeast Missouri, 134 Southeast Missouri, 126.5 Eastern Kentucky, 109.5 Southeast Missouri, 103 Middle Tennessee, 102.5 Middle Tennessee, 138 Middle Tennessee, 108 Middle Tennessee, 124 South Alabama, 138 Western Kentucky, 115.5 Western Kentucky, 126 Western Kentucky, 149 Western Kentucky, 142

Winner – Men Western Kentucky, 68 Morehead State, 60 1/3 Austin Peay, 94 Middle Tennessee, 127.5 Murray State Middle Tennessee, 145.5 Middle Tennessee, 162.5 Middle Tennessee, 151 Eastern Kentucky, 181.5 Middle Tennessee, 93 Middle Tennessee, 84 Championships Not Held – – – Middle Tennessee, 68 Murray State, 98.5 Middle Tennessee, 152 Eastern Kentucky, 136 Eastern Kentucky, 153 Southeast Missouri, 162 Eastern Illinois, 174 Eastern Illinois, 166 Eastern Illinois, 176 Middle Tennessee, 146 Middle Tennessee, 104 Middle Tennessee, 126 Middle Tennessee, 157 Middle Tennessee, 124 North Texas, 111 Middle Tennessee, 153 Arkansas State, 129 South Alabama, 129 Western Kentucky, 128 Middle Tennessee, 131

Site Murfreesboro Morehead, Ky. Johnson City, Tenn. Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Morehead Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro

MT Women – – – – – – – – – 4th, 19 3rd, 38

MT Men 3rd, 39 5th, 29 4th, 82.5 1st, 27.5 3rd, 104 1st, 145.5 1st, 162.5 1st, 151 2nd,178.5 1st, 93 1st, 84

Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Murfreesboro Charleston, Ill. Murfreesboro Charleston, Ill. Murfreesboro Jonesboro, Ark. Murfreesboro Jonesboro, Ark. Murfreesboro Jonesboro, Ark. Murfreesboro Jonesboro, Ark.

1st, 130 3rd, 44 2nd, 63 1st, 81 2nd, 57 3rd, 84.5 1st, 112 1st, 140 1st, 146 3rd, 111 3rd, 95 5th, 63 3rd, 86 1st, 102.5 1st, 138 1st, 108 1st, 124 3rd, 96 5th, 70 3rd, 87

– – – 1st, 68 2nd, 73.5 1st, 152 2nd, 136 3rd, 114.5 2nd, 155 2nd, 104 2nd,122.5 2nd, 122 1st, 146 1st, 104 1st, 126 1st, 157 1st, 124 3rd, 76.5 1st, 153 4th, 84.5

Murfreesboro Jonesboro, Ark.

2nd, 95 2nd, 93

2nd, 121 1st, 131

The 2009 Blue Raider men’s team earned the program’s most recent Sun Belt Indoor Track & Field Championship at Murphy Center. Overall, Middle Tennessee has won 15 indoor championships, including six since joining the Sun Belt in 2000-01. The Blue Raiders will play host to the league’s indoor meet again in 2010.

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Outdoor Conference Champions Year 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Winner – Women – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Eastern Kentucky, 216 Eastern Kentucky, 188 Murray State, 179 Murray State, 100 Eastern Kentucky, 177 Eastern Kentucky, 184 Eastern Kentucky, 140 Eastern Kentucky, 152 Eastern Kentucky, 199.5 Murray State, 125 Eastern Kentucky, 64.5 Middle Tennessee, 88 Murray State, 88 Eastern Kentucky, 74 Murray State, 74 Eastern Kentucky, 178 Middle Tennessee, 133 Southeast Missouri, 193.5 Middle Tennessee, 180 Southeast Missouri, 201 Southeast Missouri, 157 Eastern Kentucky, 142 Southeast Missouri, 136 Middle Tennessee, 103 Arkansas State, 124 New Mexico State, 138 Western Kentucky, 171 New Mexico State, 175 Middle Tennessee, 153.5 Western Kentucky, 141.5 Western Kentucky, 143 Western Kentucky, 143 Western Kentucky, 161

Winner – Men Morehead State, 64.5 Morehead State, 61 Eastern Kentucky, 38.5 Murray State, 48.3 Murray State, 68 Murray State, 66 3/7 Murray State, 75 Murray State, 101.3 Murray State, 102 Western Kentucky, 91 Western Kentucky, 77.5 Western Kentucky, 82 Western Kentucky, 89 Western Kentucky, 96 Western Kentucky, 102 Western Kentucky, 71.5 Western Kentucky, 88 Western Kentucky, 85.5 Western Kentucky, 90 Western Kentucky, 166 Western Kentucky, 171 Austin Peay, 119 Middle Tennessee, 113 Middle Tennessee, 119 Western Kentucky, 166 Middle Tennessee, 155 Middle Tennessee, 162 Middle Tennessee, 153 Middle Tennessee, 203 Middle Tennessee, 233.5 Middle Tennessee, 120 Middle Tennessee, 84 Championships Not Held – – – Murray State, 164

Site Bowling Green, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro Cookeville, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Murfreesboro Cookeville, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Murray, Ky. Murfreesboro Morehead, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Ft. Campbell, Ky. Johnson City, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro Cookeville, Tenn. Johnson City, Tenn. Morehead, Ky. Murray, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Clarksville, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Murfreesboro Cookeville, Tenn. Morehead, Ky. Murray, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Murfreesboro Murray, Ky. Akron, Ohio Clarksville, Tenn.

MT Women – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 6th, 14 5th, 18 4th, 107 4th, 28 4th, 18 5th, 12 4th, 14 4th, 40.3

MT Men 6th, 5.5 6th, 14 5th, 31.5 4th, 33.3 5th, 24 2nd, 48 6/7 2nd, 55 4th, 33.3 4th, 26 5th, 24 6th, 17.5 4th, 34 5th, 30 5th, 22 4th, 27 3rd, 52 5th, 34 4th, 39 2nd, 58 2nd, 107 4th, 42 2nd, 87 1st, 113 1st, 119 2nd, 105.5 1st, 155 1st, 162 1st, 153 1st, 203 1st, 233.5 1st, 120 1st, 84

Richmond, Ky. Murray, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Murray, Ky.

3rd, 102 3rd, 56 3rd, 34 t1st, 88

– – – 2nd, 45

Murray State, 108

Richmond, Ky.

3rd, 64

2nd, 59

Middle Tennessee, 165 Middle Tennessee, 159 Southeast Missouri, 178 Southeast Missouri, 190.5 Eastern Illinois, 203 Eastern Illinois, 205 Eastern Illinois, 206 Eastern Illinois, 222 North Texas, 122 Middle Tennessee, 154 North Texas, 148.25 North Texas, 179.67 Western Kentucky, 147 Arkansas State, 146.5 Middle Tennessee, 163 Middle Tennessee, 130 Western Kentucky, 144 Western Kentucky, 153

Cape Girardeau, Mo. Murray, Ky. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Cookeville, Tenn. Charleston, Ill. Clarksville, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Murfreesboro Miami, Fla. New Orleans, La. New Orleans, La. Denton, Texas Denton, Texas New Orleans, La. Lafayette, La. Lafayette, La. Denton, Texas Murfreesboro

3rd, 110 1st, 133 2nd, 149.5 1st, 180 3rd, 89 5th, 66.5 5th, 70 2nd, 111 1st, 103 3rd, 99 2nd, 119 5th, 95 3rd, 114 1st, 153.5 5th, 90 4th, 87 3rd, 109 3rd, 108

1st, 165 1st, 159 3rd, 128 2nd, 169 2nd, 147 2nd, 114 2nd, 144 2nd, 153.5 3rd, 112 1st, 154 4th, 116.5 2nd, 163 3rd, 123 5th, 96 1st, 163 1st, 130 2nd, 124 2nd, 130

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Men’s 100 Meters Mardy Scales. . . . . . . . . . 10.07. . . . . . . . . . 2004 Orlando Reid. . . . . . . . . . . . 10.17. . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . . . 10.24. . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Ron Lloyd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.24. . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Dwaine Copeland . . . . . . . . . 10.30 (y). . . . . . . . . . 1973 Xavier Darden. . . . . . . . . . . . 10.31. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Albert Agyemang. . . . . . . . . 10.36. . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Tanko Braimah. . . . . . . . . . . 10.36. . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Kenny Shannon. . . . . . . . . . . 10.42. . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Christian Nsiah . . . . . . . . . . . 10.45. . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Keith Watkins . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.48. . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Pedro Holiday. . . . . . . . . . . . 10.48. . . . . . . . . . . . 2003

55 Meters Mardy Scales. . . . . . . . . . 6.14 . . . . . . . . . . . 2003

Wind-Aided 100 Meters Mardy Scales. . . . . . . . . . 10.02. . . . . . . . . . 2003

Mardy Scales

2003 NCAA 100m Champion Seven-time All-American

Women’s 100 Meters Natalie Douglas . . . . . . . . 11.34. . . . . . . . . . 1994 Rosemary Okafor. . . . . . . . . . 11.34. . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Willisa Heintz. . . . . . . . . . . . 11.47. . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Erika Palmer. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.62. . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Antranette Stringer. . . . . . . . 11.63. . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Nadia Graham. . . . . . . . . . . . 11.67. . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Kim Watson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.79. . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Stacy Aklin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.83. . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Tiffany Owens. . . . . . . . . . . . 11.84. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Michelle Welch. . . . . . . . . . . 11.91. . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Marcia Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.93. . . . . . . . . . . . 1981

Indoor 55 Meters Dionne Rose . . . . . . . . . . 6.89 . . . . . . . .

Willisa Heintz

Seven-Time SBC Champion

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Men’s 200 Meters Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 20.44. . . . . . . . . . 1994 Orlando Reid. . . . . . . . . . . . 20.51. . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Mardy Scales . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.52. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . . . . . 20.65. . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Tanko Braimah. . . . . . . . . . . 20.77. . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Godfrey Herring. . . . . . . . . . 20.77. . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Dwaine Copeland . . . . . . . . . 20.80(y) . . . . . . . . . . 1973 Albert Agyemang. . . . . . . . . 20.85. . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Charles Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . 20.90 (y). . . . . . . . . . 1971 Christian Nsiah . . . . . . . . . . . 20.90. . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Xavier Darden. . . . . . . . . . . . 20.91. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Dwaine Copeland . . . . . . . . . 21.04. . . . . . . . . . . . 1973 Kenden Maynard. . . . . . . . . . 21.04. . . . . . . . . . . . 1997

Indoor 200 Meters Mardy Scales. . . . . . . . . . 20.84. . . . . . . . . . 2004

Orlando Reid

Four-time All-American

Wind Aided 200 Meters Mardy Scales. . . . . . . . . . 20.37. . . . . . . . . . 2004

Women’s 200 Meters Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . 23.18. . . . . . . . . . 2003 Willisa Heintz. . . . . . . . . . . . 23.35. . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Tiffany Owens. . . . . . . . . . . . 24.25. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Nadia Graham. . . . . . . . . . . . 23.54. . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Antranette Stringer. . . . . . . . 23.94. . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Erika Palmer. . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.98. . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Dionne Rose. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.02. . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Kishara George. . . . . . . . . . . 24.12. . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Natalie Douglas. . . . . . . . . . . 21.14. . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Donna Sims. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.21. . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.44. . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Nicolette Jarrett . . . . . . . . . . 24.45. . . . . . . . . . . . 2002

Indoor 200 Meters Nadia Graham . . . . . . . . . 7.59 . . . . . . . . . . . 1994

Tiffany Owens

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Men’s 400 Meters Godfrey Herring. . . . . . . . . . . . 45.35. . . . . . . . . . 2001 Kenden Maynard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.12. . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Sean Waller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.43. . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Ed Stegall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.30. . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Tim Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.78. . . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Carlos Gupton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.99. . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Jerry Singleton (y) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.04. . . . . . . . . . . . 1969 John Johnson (y). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.14. . . . . . . . . . . . 1972 J.T. Musgrove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.14. . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Victor Okorie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.27. . . . . . . . . . . . 2003

Indoor 400 Meters Godfrey Herring . . . . . . . . 46.36. . . . . . . . . . 2001

Godfrey Herring

Five-time All-American

Women’s 400 Meters Rosemary Okafor . . . . . . . 52.29. . . . . . . . . . 2004 Kishara George. . . . . . . . . . . 53.29. . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Nadia Graham. . . . . . . . . . . . 53.30. . . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Bromeka Holmes. . . . . . . . . . 53.59. . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Veronia Patterson . . . . . . . . . 54.00. . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Naomi Ansah . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.22. . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Nicolette Jarrett . . . . . . . . . . 55.12. . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Melanie Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.37. . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Tyjuana Philips. . . . . . . . . . . 55.88. . . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Kerry Barrow. . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.96. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Angie Allison. . . . . . . . . . . . 56.03. . . . . . . . . . . . 1986

Indoor 400 Meters Rosemary Okafor. . . . . . . . . . . 52.41. . . . . . . . . . 2004

Rosemary Okafor

Seven-time SBC Champion

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Men’s 800 Meters Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . 1:49.41. . . . . . . . . . 2009 Jerry Singleton . . . . . . . . . . . 1:49.74 (y). . . . . . . . . . 1969 John Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:49.96. . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Gary Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:50.34. . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Dana McCutcheon. . . . . . . . . 1:50.84. . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Dennis Votava. . . . . . . . . . . . 1:50.94. . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Homer Huffman. . . . . . . . . . 1:51.0 (y). . . . . . . . . . . 1971 Paul Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . 1:51.9 (y). . . . . . . . . . . 1697 Howard Yates . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:52.9 (y). . . . . . . . . . . 1967 Myle Maillie . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:53.2 (y). . . . . . . . . . . 1972

Indoor 800 Meters Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . 1:50.27. . . . . . . . . . 2009

Festus Chemaoi

Five-time SBC Champion

Women’s 800 Meters Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . 2:07.38. . . . . . . . . . 2009 Rosemary Okafor. . . . . . . . . . 2:10.03. . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Kapreia Kirk. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:11.64. . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . 2:12.11 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Leigh Weathers. . . . . . . . . . . 2:13.15. . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Coleen Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . 2:13.42. . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Sabrina Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . 2:13.90. . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Elissa Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:15.67. . . . . . . . . . . 1990 Dianne DeOliveria . . . . . . . . . 2:16.66. . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Melanie Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:16.87. . . . . . . . . . . 1996

Indoor 800 Meters Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . 2:08.23. . . . . . . . . . 2010

Zamzam Sangau

Four-Time SBC Champion

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Men’s 1,500 Meters Gary Perry. . . . . . . . . . . . 3:42.9. . . . . . . . . . 1977 Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . . 3:44.6. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Joe O’Loughlin . . . . . . . . . . . 3:44.8 (y). . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Dennis Votava. . . . . . . . . . . . 3:46.0. . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Dana McCutcheon. . . . . . . . . 3:52.0. . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 Charles Dahlgren. . . . . . . . . . 3:54.5 (y). . . . . . . . . . . 1967 Gary Robinson. . . . . . . . . . . 3:55.0 (y). . . . . . . . . . . 1971 James Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:55.5 (y). . . . . . . . . . . 1975

Indoor Mile Joe O’Loughlin. . . . . . . . . 4:06.29 . . . . . . . . . 1982

Gary Perry

Outdoor 1,500 Meter Record Holder

Women’s 1,500 Meters Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . 4:24.20. . . . . . . . . . 2009 Dianne DeOliveria . . . . . . . . . 4:35.09. . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Ashley Comstock. . . . . . . . . . 4:38.85. . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Marjorie Gombert . . . . . . . . . 4:42.04. . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Sharon Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:43.11. . . . . . . . . . . 1990 Karen Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:44.90. . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Kiya Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:50.33. . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Sharon Johnson. . . . . . . . . . 4:50.94. . . . . . . . . . . 1981

Indoor Mile Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . 4:48.37. . . . . . . . . . 2008

Ashley Comstock

2008 SBC DMR Champion

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Men’s 3,000-Meter Steeplchase Danny Green. . . . . . . . . . 9:08.37 . . . . . . . . . 1986 Levi Sybert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:10.14. . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Jonathan Guillou. . . . . . . . . . 9:14.80. . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Isaac Biwott . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:20.01. . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Eric Kiauka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:24.34. . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . . 9:28.82. . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Anthony McGary. . . . . . . . . . 9:29.97. . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Zack Wood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:36.30. . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Curt Arthur . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:37.95. . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Josh Carroll. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:44.34. . . . . . . . . . . 2001

Indoor 3,000 Meters Joe O’Loughlin. . . . . . . . . 8:12.64 . . . . . . . . . 1981

Danny Green

Two-time OVC Champion

Women’s 3,000 Meters Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . 10:07.40. . . . . . . . . 2008 Kiya Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:21.57. . . . . . . . . . 1990 Sharon Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:21.74. . . . . . . . . . 1989 Karen Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:22.37. . . . . . . . . . 1992 Dianne DeOliveria . . . . . . . . . 10:29.06. . . . . . . . . . 1991 Vicki Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:39.24. . . . . . . . . . 1981

3,000 Meter Steeplchase Sara Lunning . . . . . . . . . . 11:31.44. . . . . . . . 2007 Miranda Galloway . . . . . . . . . 11:37.60. . . . . . . . . . 2005 Marla Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:47.50. . . . . . . . . . 2008

Sara Lunning

Outdoor 3,000 Steeplechase Record Holder

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Men’s 5,000 Meters Festus Chemaoi. . . . . . . . . . 14:17.19. . . . . . . . . 2009 William Songock. . . . . . . . . . 14:20.33 . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Ross Dowland (y). . . . . . . . . . 14:20.84. . . . . . . . . . 1981 Joe O’Loughlin . . . . . . . . . . . 14:21.80. . . . . . . . . . 1981 Geoffrey Lagat. . . . . . . . . . . 14:33.40. . . . . . . . . . 2000 Jeff Skinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:44.24. . . . . . . . . . 1982 Richard Russo (y). . . . . . . . . . 14:48.44. . . . . . . . . . 1972 Gary Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:49.14. . . . . . . . . . 1977 Isaac Biwott . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:55.34 . . . . . . . . . . . 2008

Indoor 5,000 Meters William Songock . . . . . . . . . 14:35.36. . . . . . . . . 2009

Geoffrey Lagat

Two time SBC Champion Two Time SBC XC Champion

Women’s 5,000 Meters Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . 17:21.42. . . . . . . . . 2007 Joan Becker . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:01.72. . . . . . . . . . 1986 Jackie Serem. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:03.52 . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Marla Bailey. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:20.83 . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Ashley Comstock. . . . . . . . . . 18:23.98. . . . . . . . . . 2009 Ashleigh Thaler. . . . . . . . . . . 18:26.57. . . . . . . . . . 2008 Lea White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:27.01. . . . . . . . . . 1992 Lisa Mitchell. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:47.68. . . . . . . . . . 1982 Robin Moses. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:48.34. . . . . . . . . . 1981 Kiya Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18:53.14. . . . . . . . . . 1991

Indoor 5,000 Meters Zamzam Sangau . . . . . . . . . 17:54.42. . . . . . . . . 2008

Jackie Serem

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Men’s 10,000 Meters William Songock . . . . . . . . . 30:43.11. . . . . . . . . 2009 Robert Willis. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30:51.20. . . . . . . . . . 1983 Geoffrey Lagat. . . . . . . . . . . 30:52.70. . . . . . . . . . 2001 Jeff Skinner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31:01.44. . . . . . . . . . 1984 Jeff Lingwall. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31:50.94. . . . . . . . . . 1993 Derek Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31:53.14. . . . . . . . . . 2006 Jason Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32:57.25. . . . . . . . . . 1997

William Songock Two-Time SBC Cham-

Robert Willis

1985 OVC 10,000 meter Champion

Women’s 10,000 Meters Lea White . . . . . . . . . . . . 37:38.80. . . . . . . . 1992 Debbie Morrison. . . . . . . . . . 38:33.09. . . . . . . . . . 1986 Ashleigh Thaler. . . . . . . . . . . 39:20.32. . . . . . . . . . 2008 Jackie Serem. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.31.61 . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Marla Bailey. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39:39.70 . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Lisa Mitchell. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39:46.32. . . . . . . . . . 1982 Tiffany Sawyer. . . . . . . . . . . . 39:47.74. . . . . . . . . . 2007 Robin Moses. . . . . . . . . . . . . 40:01.30. . . . . . . . . . 1981

Ashleigh Thaler

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Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . . . 13.49. . . . . . . . . . 2006 Miguel Williams. . . . . . . . . . . 13.69. . . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Ron Bramlet. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.72. . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Garland Martin . . . . . . . . . . . 13.73. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Jasper Demps. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.75. . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Juan Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.80. . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Micah Otis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.90. . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Nate Porter . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.90. . . . . . . . . . . . 1971 Kenny Nesbitt. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.97. . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Haneef Sharif . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.02. . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Roscoe Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.07 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Russell Holloway. . . . . . . . . . 14.10. . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Ed Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.10. . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 Ron Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.12. . . . . . . . . . . . 1984

Indoor 55 Meter Hurdles Linnie Yarbrough . . . . . . . 7.20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006

Linnie Yarbrough

2006 110-Meter Hurdles All-American

Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles Dionne Rose. . . . . . . . . . . 13.14. . . . . . . . . . 1994 Jerkita McClorin . . . . . . . . . . 13.46. . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Candice Robertson . . . . . . . . 13.64. . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Sherrie Bingham . . . . . . . . . . 13.90. . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Jessica Anderson. . . . . . . . . . 14.00. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Kelley Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.07. . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Latonia Jackson. . . . . . . . . . . 14.15. . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Koko Rowley . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.16. . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Nekeya Ralls. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.22. . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Nadrian McGill. . . . . . . . . . . 14.57. . . . . . . . . . . . 1994

Indoor 55 Meters Hurdles Dionne Rose. . . . . . . . . . . 7.59 . . . . . . . . . . . 1994

Dionne Rose

1994 NCAA 55m Hurdle Champion Four-Time All-American

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Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles Victor Okorie . . . . . . . . . . 49.14. . . . . . . . . . 2003 Russell Holloway. . . . . . . . . . 50.14. . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 DJ Spann. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.55. . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 David Wyatt. . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.84 (y) . . . . . . . . . . 1970 Kenny Nesbitt. . . . . . . . . . . . 50.97. . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Ed Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.99. . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 Tom Hampton. . . . . . . . . . . 51.25. . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Roscoe Payne . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.41 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Myles Maillie. . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.54 (y). . . . . . . . . . 1972 Keith Cromartie. . . . . . . . . . . 52.5 (y). . . . . . . . . . . 1972

David Wyatt

1970 OVC Champion

Women’s 400 Meter Hurdles Kishara George. . . . . . . . . 58.37. . . . . . . . . . 2004 Veronia Patterson . . . . . . . . . 59.60. . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Tori Blander . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.78. . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Contrena Brown. . . . . . . . . . 1:01.74. . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Alicia Moore. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:01.78. . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Saran Dunmore. . . . . . . . . . . 1:02.07. . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Nadrian McGill. . . . . . . . . . . 1:02.31. . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Jameka Collins. . . . . . . . . . . 1:02.45. . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Latonia Jackson. . . . . . . . . . . 1:02.78. . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Marsha Cleveland. . . . . . . . . 1:03.34. . . . . . . . . . . 1989

Kishara George

Five-time SBC Champion

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Men’s 4x100-Meter Relay Spann, Scales, Orr, Holiday . . . . . 38.94 . . . . . . 2003 Darden, Scales, Dupar-Scott, Holiday. 39.02. . . . . . . . 2004 Spann, Scales, Braimah, Herring. . . . . 39.30. . . . . . . . 2001 Lloyd, McGhee, Gupton, Otis. . . . . . 39.55. . . . . . . . 1993 Darden, Scales, Dupar-Scott, Strum. . 39.57. . . . . . . . 2004 Spann, Scales, Dupar-Scott, Herring. . 39.57. . . . . . . . 2002 Walker, Reid, Barton, Adade. . . . . . . 39.57. . . . . . . . 2007 Lloyd, McGhee, Primm, Otis . . . . . . . 39.62. . . . . . . . 1994 Shannon, Kirnes, Farris, Mitchell. . . . . 39.64. . . . . . . . 1982 Nsiah, Maynard, Watkins, Amuzu. . . . 39.83. . . . . . . . 1997

Mardy Scales

DJ Spann

Women’s 4x100-Meter Relay Douglas, Rose, Brown, Watson. 44.87. . . . . . . . 1994 Cain, Heintz, Davis, Holmes . . . . 44.99. . . . . . . . . . 2001 Okafor, George, Barrow, Jarrett . . 45.64. . . . . . . . . . 2003 Deckard, Francis, Marcus, Owens 45.66. . . . . . . . . . 2004 Okafor, George, Barrow, Owens 45.79. . . . . . . . . . 2004 Purham, Heintz, Brent, Davis 45.83. . . . . . . . . . 2000 Philips, Douglas, Brown, Watson 45.84. . . . . . . . . . 1994 Jackson, Cody, Wells, Welch . . 46.28. . . . . . . . . . 1991 Weddington, Brent, Jones, Acklin 46.54. . . . . . . . . . 1999 Ralls, Graham, Hall, Watson . . 46.55. . . . . . . . . . 1996

Nicolette Jarrett

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Kerry Barrow


Men’s 4x400-Meter Relay Darden, Scales, Dupar-Scott, Waller 3:05.65. . . 2004 Terrell, Waller, Reid, Barton. . . . . . . . . . 3:06.22. . . . . 2006 Darden, Scales, Hicks, Waller. . . . . . . . . 3:06.40. . . . . 2004 Dupar-Scott, Spann, Williams, Herring. . . 3:06.48. . . . . 2002 Terrell, Fraley, Barton, Waller . . . . . . . . . 3:06.68. . . . . 2006 Ali, Williams, Jordan, Herring. . . . . . . . . 3:07.03. . . . . 2002 Okorie, Williams, Hicks, Waller. . . . . . . . 3:07.25. . . . . 2003 Ellis, Nesbitt, T. Johnson, Mitchell. . . . . . 3:07.28. . . . . 1983 Paul, Spann, Jordan, Herring. . . . . . . . . 3:07.39. . . . . 2000 Ellis, Newton, T. Johnson, Nesbitt. . . . . . 3:07.55. . . . . 1983

Indoor 4x400 Meter Relay Okorie, Darden, Hicks, Waller. . . . . . 3:08.32. . . 2004

Indoor Distance Medley Relay Johnson, Mitchell, David, O’Loughlin 9:48.04. . . 1981

Daryl Terrell Jermaine Barton

Women’s 4x400-Meter Relay Gillyard, Nambawa, Campbell, Patterson 3:38.12. 2007 George, Gray, Okafor, Holmes. . . . . . . . . 3:38.18. . . . . 2002 Barrow, Owens, George, Holmes . . . . . . . 3:39.75. . . . . 2004 Barrow, George, Freeman, Okafor. . . . . . . 3:40.15. . . . . 2003 Barrow, Brown, George, Okafor . . . . . . . . 3:40.71. . . . . 2004 Gray, Barrow, George, Okafor. . . . . . . . . 3:41.53. . . . . 2003 Hall, Parrish, Philips, Graham. . . . . . . . . . 3:42.25. . . . . 1996 Jarrett, McClorin, Holmes, Ansah. . . . . . . 3:43.68. . . . . 2001 Parker, Gray, Collins, Okafor. . . . . . . . . . .3:45.23. . . . . 2002 Blander, Kirk, Smith, Ansah. . . . . . . . . . . 3:45.33. . . . . 2000

Indoor 4x400 Meter Relay Hall, Parrish, Philips, Graham7.5 . . . 3:42.78. . . 1996

Indoor Distance Medley Relay Barnes, McGill, Smith, DeOliveira. . . 12:22.45 . . 1992

Veronica Patterson Shanna Campbell

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Men’s Shot Put Brian Oldfield. . . . . . . . . . . . 59-2. . . . . . . . . 1966 Ted Hausauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-10.75. . . . . . . . 1976 Steve McQuiston. . . . . . . . . . . . 55-7.5. . . . . . . . . 1985 James Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-9.5. . . . . . . . . 2007 Buck Edwards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-5. . . . . . . . . . 1970 James McClellan . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-1. . . . . . . . . . 1982 Greg Lintner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-0. . . . . . . . . . 1974 Jim Fitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-11.5 . . . . . . . . 1980 Scott Akins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-6. . . . . . . . . . 1977

Indoor Shot Put Brian Oldfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1966

Brian Oldfield

1965 All-American Shot Put

Women’s Shot Put Brittany Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-6.25. . . . . . . . . . 2009 MeLyn Thompson. . . . . . . . . . 50-8.75. . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Shelly Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . 48-7.25. . . . . . . . . . . 1996 Laetitia Florimond . . . . . . . . . 47-5.25. . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Rhonda Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-0.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Shauntel Jennings. . . . . . . . . 44-9. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1999 Meaghan Byrd. . . . . . . . . . . 43-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003 Kelley Enoch. . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-5.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Tina Rumsey. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-8. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Holly Hoover . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Tracy Edens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-2.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 1989

Indoor Shot Put Brittany Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-5.5 . . . . . . . . . . 2010

MeLyn Thompson Two-time SBC Champion

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Men’s Discus Harrison Salami . . . . . . . . . . . 182-9. . . . . . . . 1977 Steve McQuiston. . . . . . . . . . . . 167-1 . . . . . . . . . 1985 James Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166-9 . . . . . . . . . 2007 Brian Oldfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166-5 . . . . . . . . . 1966 Buck Edwards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162-9 . . . . . . . . . 1970 Vince Akridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156-2 . . . . . . . . . 1997 Jim Fitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152-11. . . . . . . . . 1984 Scottie Akins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150-3 . . . . . . . . . 1976 Bill Elmer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147-8 . . . . . . . . . 1971

Harrison Salami

Three-time OVC Champion

Women’s Discus Shelly Johnson. . . . . . . . . 168-5 . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Brittany Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165-9. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Laetitia Florimond . . . . . . . . . 143-6. . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Tina Rumsey. . . . . . . . . . . . . 139-6. . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Katie Mirgliotta. . . . . . . . . . . 135-9. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Rhonda Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . 133-8. . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Deidre Mitchell. . . . . . . . . . . 128-6. . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Tracy Edens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126-7. . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Meaghan Byrd. . . . . . . . . . . 114-8. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004

Shelly Johnson

11-time OVC Champion

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Men’s Hammer James Thomas. . . . . . . . . Nick Diel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . . Germayle Franklin . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Sims. . . . . . . . . . . . .

182-6 . . . . . . . . . . 2007 162-8. . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 162-5. . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 117-8. . . . . . . . . . . . 2007 89-6.75. . . . . . . . . . . 2005

Weight Throw

James Thomas. . . . . . . . . 58-8.75. . . . . . . . . 2007 Nick Diel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-0. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Willie Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-9. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Brandon Parker. . . . . . . . . . . 45-9.25. . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Jesse Newsome . . . . . . . . . . 37-3.25. . . . . . . . . . . 2003

James Thomas

Three-time SBC Champion

Women’s Hammer

Brittany Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . 176-10 . . . . . . . . . . 2009 MeLyn Thompson. . . . . . . . . . 162-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Meaghan Byrd. . . . . . . . . . . 162-5. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 LaSean Bell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149-6. . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Katie Mirgliotta. . . . . . . . . . . 148-7. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004

Weight Throw

Brittany Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-6. . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Meaghan Byrd. . . . . . . . . . . 55-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2006 Maite Cortin. . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 LaSean Bell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-3.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Katie Mirgliotta. . . . . . . . . . . 47-9.25. . . . . . . . . . . 2004

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Brittany Cox

Three-time SBC Champion


Men’s Javelin Jeff Sims . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220-11. . . . . . . . . 1984 Harrison Salami. . . . . . . . . . . 217-0. . . . . . . . . . . . 1976 Carlos Morgan. . . . . . . . . . . 208-4. . . . . . . . . . . . 2008 Lindsay Sims. . . . . . . . . . . . . 200-8. . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Keith Cromartie. . . . . . . . . . . 198-0. . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Bill Elmer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197-8. . . . . . . . . . . . 1976 Lindsay Sims. . . . . . . . . . . . . 188-1. . . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Stan Summerall. . . . . . . . . . . 183-5. . . . . . . . . . . . 1971 Ken Forte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183-2. . . . . . . . . . . . 1963 Mickey Meislohn. . . . . . . . . . 176-6. . . . . . . . . . . . 1966

Jeff Sims

Three-time SBC Champion

Women’s Javelin

Laetitia Florimond. . . . . . . 140-9 . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Brittany Cox. . . . . . . . . . . . . 128-1. . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Kelley Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . 127-3. . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Tracy Edens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124-6. . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Dara McLean. . . . . . . . . . . . 121-5. . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Tori Blander . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118-1. . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Tina Rumsey. . . . . . . . . . . . . 114-11. . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Katie Migliotta . . . . . . . . . . . 110-2. . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Angie Venable . . . . . . . . . . . 109-11. . . . . . . . . . . 1997 Nadrian McGill. . . . . . . . . . . 109-9. . . . . . . . . . . . 1991

Kelley Smith

2000 OVC Javelin Champion

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Men’s Long Jump Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 27-6. . . . . . . . . . . 1993 Tommy Haynes. . . . . . . . . . . 26-8.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-7.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Dwight Johnson . . . . . . . . . . 26-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Stanley Gbagbeke. . . . . . . . . 26-5.5. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Andre’ Kirnes . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-3.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Orestes Meeks . . . . . . . . . . . 26-0.75. . . . . . . . . . . 1983 Sheikh Faye. . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-10. . . . . . . . . . . . 1976 Juan Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-6.25. . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Jimmy Washington . . . . . . . . 25-4.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Terry Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . 24-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1970

Indoor Long Jump Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . 27-0.75. . . . . . . . . 1993

Roland McGhee

Nine-time All-American

Women’s Long Jump Dionne Rose. . . . . . . . . . . 21-9. . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-3.25. . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . . 20-10. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Michelle Welch. . . . . . . . . . . 20-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1990 Stephanie Tamgho. . . . . . . . . 20-3.75. . . . . . . . . . . 2007 Sherrie Bingham . . . . . . . . . . 20-2. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1987 Kim Freeman. . . . . . . . . . . . 20-1.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Ursula Langford. . . . . . . . . . . 20-1.25. . . . . . . . . . . 1988 Stephany Reid. . . . . . . . . . . 19-11.5. . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Kortney Thurman. . . . . . . . . . 19-9.5. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009

Indoor Long Jump Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . 20-10. . . . . . . . . . . 2009

Jacqui Brown

Four-time All-American

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Men’s Triple Jump Eddie Loyd. . . . . . . . . . . . 55-2. . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Tommy Haynes. . . . . . . . . . . 54-6.75. . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Barry McClure. . . . . . . . . . . . 54-4.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 1973 Roland McGhee . . . . . . . . . . 54-4. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1993 John DoDoo. . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-0.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Jimmy Washington . . . . . . . . 53-4.75. . . . . . . . . . . 1976 Greg Artis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-0.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Rayfield Dupree. . . . . . . . . . 52-10.25. . . . . . . . . . 1977 Carl Morgan. . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-9.5. . . . . . . . . . . . 2009

Indoor Triple Jump Tommy Haynes. . . . . . . . . 54-6.5. . . . . . . . . . 1974

Eddie Loyd

1982 All-American Long Jump

Women’s Triple Jump Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . 45-9. . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Andrea Ribac. . . . . . . . . . . . 43-7.25. . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Jacqui Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Kim Freeman. . . . . . . . . . . . 42-4.25. . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Stephany Reid. . . . . . . . . . . 41-10.25. . . . . . . . . . 2002 Letitia Eady . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-5.25. . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Stephany Reid. . . . . . . . . . . 42-2.25. . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Jameka Collins. . . . . . . . . . . 41-1. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2000 Michelle Welch. . . . . . . . . . . 39-11.5. . . . . . . . . . . 1991 Mia Florence. . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-11. . . . . . . . . . . . 1995 Kyieta Beeson. . . . . . . . . . . . 39-10. . . . . . . . . . . . 1990

Indoor Triple Jump Sarah Nambawa . . . . . . . . . 44-8.25. . . . . . . . . . 2008

Sarah Nambawa

Three-time All-American

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Men’s High Jump Chris Koger. . . . . . . . . . . 7-1.75. . . . . . . . . . 2002 Alex Pruitt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Skipper Willbanks . . . . . . . . . 7-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Roscoe Kidd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Linwood Harris . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Sean Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1985 Chris Koger. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10.75. . . . . . . . . . . 2001 Sammy Crump . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Greg Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Torrance Riley. . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1998 Sheikh Faye. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976

Indoor High Jump Alex Pruitt. . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1.5. . . . . . . . . . . 2005

Chris Koger

Three-time SBC Champion

Women’s High Jump Veronica Tipton . . . . . . . . 5-10.5. . . . . . . . . . 1992 Ursula Langford. . . . . . . . . . . 5-8.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Mia Florence. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1994 Krista Hare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1989 Koko Rowley . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1992 Amanda Forrester. . . . . . . . . 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 LaToya Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2003

Indoor High Jump Veronica Tipton, Mia Florence. . 5-8 . . . . . . 1991,1995

Amanda Forester

2002 SBC Indoor High Jump Champion

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Men’s Pole Vault Tom Yelverton . . . . . . . . . 16-0. . . . . . . . . . . 1982 David Cleveland. . . . . . . . . . 15-7. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Jack Warner . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Scott Ellis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Mike Stevens. . . . . . . . . . . . 14-9. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1967 Tom Shigo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Kevin Hale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-6. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Fred Rohrdanz . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1972 Terry Stepp . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1974 Fred Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1969

Indoor Pole Vault Tom Yelverton . . . . . . . . . 15-8.5. . . . . . . . . . 1981

Tom Yelverton

Indoor/Outdoor Recoder Holder

Women’s Pole Vault Jennifer Howard. . . . . . . . 10-8.25. . . . . . . . . 2003

Indoor Pole Vault Jennifer Howard. . . . . . . . 10-8.25. . . . . . . . . 2003

Jennifer Howard

Indoor/Outdoor Recoder Holder

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We are Tennessee’s Best Middle Tennessee is a destination school and has the largest undergraduate enrollment in the state of Tennessee. • Founded in 1911 with a program to train teachers, MTSU remains one of the finest teacher preparation institutions in the southeast. • The Center for Popular Music is a nationally recognized repository with one of the largest sheet music collections in the country. It was listed as one of the top 100 places to visit in Tennessee in the 20th century by the Tennessean. • Students enjoy numerous extracurricular activities through more than 220 student organizations including honor societies, service clubs, and an active Greek system of fraternities and sororities. • The Honors College, with its prestigious Buchanan Fellowships–the highest academic scholarship awarded at MTSU–offers talented students the atmosphere of a small, select college nestled within a major university. • Doctoral programs in English, Economics, Human Performance, and Public History have been called the “highest quality,” and the program Public History is unique in Tennessee. • Nationally recognized programs in aerospace, recording industry, and concrete industry management attract students from around the globe.

Three Nobel Prize winners have been associated with MTSU: alumnus Dr. James Buchanan (‘40) and faculty members Dr. Muhammad Yunus and former Vice President Al Gore.

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Why Middle Tennessee As MTSU counts down to its centennial celebration in 2011, there’s vibrancy in abundance across campus, in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, and around the region. Growth can ben seen at many levels, from enrollment to facilities to scholarship aid to endowment to student involvement to research and more. With a record 25,188 enrolled in fall 2009, the largest undergraduate total in Tennessee, enrollment remains on the rise since the arrival of Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, MTSU’s 10th president, in 2001. The University’s growth parallels that of Murfreesboro with over 100,000 and Rutherford County with nearly 250,000 residents. Recent projects include renovation of the Health, Wellness and Recreation Center; Reese Smith Jr. Field; and the construction of Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium. Future projects planned are a new science building, a student union, and a new College of Education building. People who have not visited the campus in may years are astonished at the changes. The MTSU Foundation has an endowment of almost $27 million, and total foundation assets exceed $58 million. More than $1 million a year in the form of scholarships, faculty awards and student-support programs is now pumped into academic units in earnings from the endowments.

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Sun Belt Conference WRIGHT WATERS Commissioner

BERT CARTER Associate Commissioner

RICK MELLO Associate Commissioner

KATHY KEENE Associate Commissioner

JOHN McELWAIN Associate Commissioner

BRYANT CARTER Assistant Commissioner

KEITH NUNEZ Media Relations Director

TRAVIS LLEWELLYN Electronic Media

Wright Waters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commissioner Bert Carter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assoc. Commissioner/CFO Kathy Keene. . . . . . . . . . . Assoc. Commissioner/Compliance Rick Mello. . . . Assoc. Commissioner/Sports Administration John McElwain. . . . Assoc. Commissioner/Communications Bryant Carter. . . Asst. Commissioner/Sports Administration Travis Llewellyn. . . . . . . Director of Multimedia/New Media Keith Nunez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Media Relations Chauntrell Shelby. . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Administrative Officer Jonathan Diedrich. . . . . . . . . . . . . Media Relations Assistant Andrew Ward. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Championships Assistant Keith Nunez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media Relations Director

While there are 31 NCAA conferences that sponsor multiple sports, the Sun Belt is one of only eleven to participate in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and Football Bowl Subdivision. The Sun Belt was formed in 1976 with six members competing in four men’s sports, and today comprises 13 institutions of higher learning while sponsoring 19 championship sports for men and women. The Sun Belt Conference entered its 34th season in 2009-10 with a proud history of athletic and academic success. The conference sponsors 10 women’s sports - basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball; and nine men’s sports - baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, swimming and diving, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field. Each of the 19 sports has seen numerous team and individual accomplishments, and 12 Sun Belt Conference schools are currently graduating their student athletes at a rate higher than their school’s student body. All Sun Belt schools are committed to excellence in the 21st century and facility upgrades and expansions are occurring on virtually every campus. Because of its status as a member of the Division 1-A football coalition, the Sun Belt Conference has a permanent seat on the NCAA’s 17-member Board of Directors. As a result, the conference has a crucial voice on some of the most pressing issues in college athletics and will always have a role in the implementation of any future NCAA legislation and guidelines. The conference continues to utilize television to grow and promote the league. Adding volleyball, baseball and softball to the conference’s television package has resulted in more national and regional television exposure for the league than at any time in its history. The conference’s regional television package enables live telecasts of Sun Belt events to reach over 20 million households. Additionally, ESPN televised the conference’s men’s basketball championship game for the 28th straight season in 2008, marking its longest affiliation with any conference in the country. The Sun Belt Conference has partnered with JumpTV Sports, Inc. to deliver a full-service, customized, public and premium web site to provide fans with a broad range of real-time information and content about the conference’s athletic teams. The Sun Belt is one of the few conferences in the nation to provide video highlights and features on its web site from each of the league’s respective championships. This technology is a great recruiting tool: enabling anyone in the world with internet access to view the conference’s championships. Fans in five different countries viewed the conference’s most recent soccer championship. The Sun Belt Conference is led by Commissioner Wright Waters, who is in his ninth full year as commissioner. He was named the conference’s fourth commissioner in February of 1999 following the tenures of Vic Bubas (1976-1990), Jim Lessig (1990-1991), and Craig Thompson (1991-1998). The league’s annual all sports champion is awarded the Vic Bubas All-Sports Cup, named after the conference’s first commissioner. The conference office has been headquartered in downtown New Orleans since 2000 after moving from its surburan location of Metairie, La.

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Blue Raider Athletic Assciation The mission of the BRAA is to support, promote, and enhance nationally competitive intercollegiate athletic programs, which mirror the interest of the students, faculty, alumni, and friends of Middle Tennessee State University. These programs provide a sense of pride and source of enthusiasm, while instilling loyalty to the University. The spirit of the academic community is stimulated and enriched by these programs. They supply a means of communication between the University and its graduates long after they leave campus. Also, they serve as a rallying point for people of all ages and backgrounds who share this common interest. By providing direct financial and moral support, the BRAA strives to heighten academic growth through the success of the athletic programs. As the athletic programs gain strength and notoriety, the University benefits by attracting higher quality students. Join today and make a difference.

Brandi Brown • 3.98 GPA • Named to ESPN the Magazine District 4 Academic Second Team in 2009. • Recipient of the SBC Female Postgraduate Scholarship award.

Phillip Tanner • 3.27 GPA • Named ESPN the Magazine Academic AllDistrict in 2007 and 2008. • National Offensive Player of the Week in 2008. • Represented MT at the 2008 NCAA Leadership Council.

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Sarah Beth Lee • 4.0 GPA • Team Captain and Vice President of the SAAC • Recipient of the SBC Female Sporting Behavior award.


Murfreesboro, Tennessee A student-athlete’s life involves more than academics and athletics. Like most college students, studentathletes need to enjoy themselves, relax, and have a good time, and Murfreesboro fits the bill. Murfreesboro is one of the fastest growing cities in the south with a population of over 100,000, and Rutherford County has more than 250,000 residents. A short 40-minute drive from Nashville, Music City U.S.A., Murfreesboro is a large city with a small-town atmosphere. Murfreesboro has many appealing places to shop, eat, and socialize. One of the largest outdoor shopping malls in the region, the Avenue of Murfreesboro, opened in 2007. This specialty center combines premier national retailers, select local merchants, and specialty restaurants in an attractive setting that is popular with students. There are several beautiful parks, walkways and greenways throughout the city, and numerous lakes are located close by for swimming, water skiing, and boating. History buffs enjoy the 600-acre Stones River National Battlefield, Oaklands historic site, the Sam Davis home, Fortress Rosecrans and Cannonsburgh Village. All are rich in history and welcome visitors.

Murfreesboro has been ranked as one of America’s top 100 places to live by CNNMoney Magazine.

Rutherford is the fastest-growing county in Tennessee. – U.S. Census Bureau, March 2008 The Nashville – Davidson – Murfreesboro MSA ranks 2nd on the list of “Best Cities for Relocating Families.” – Worldwide ERC and Primacy Relocation, May 2007

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Dr. Sidney A. McPhee President • 9th year • Prairie View, 1976 Dr. Sidney A. McPhee is the tenth president of Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to his appointment at MTSU in 2001, he was executive vice chancellor at the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) in Nashville. In addition, he served as chief academic officer and interim chancellor for the Board of Regents system. Before his appointment at TBR, McPhee served in various administrative capacities at several major universities including Oklahoma State University, University of Louisville, and University of Memphis. In May 2007, President McPhee received the title of Honorary Professor at China Agricultural University in Beijing. The Honorary Professor title is the highest academic award given at the institution. McPhee was named Outstanding American University President of 2002 by the American Football Foundation. In 2003, he was listed by Nashville Post business magazine as one of Tennessee’s 100 Most Powerful Individuals, and in 2004, he was ranked by Tennessee Business magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful African Americans in the State of Tennessee. In 2006, Dr. McPhee was listed by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of seven university presidents in the U.S. who is shaping intercollegiate athletics on a national scale. Most recently, in the spring of 2009, President McPhee was the keynote speaker for Prairie View A&M Founder’s Day celebrations, and in June of this year Dr. McPhee was an invited participant at the International Agricultural University Presidential Forum held in Beijing and sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. McPhee earned his bachelor’s degree (with highest honors, summa cum laude) from Prairie View A&M University; a master’s degree from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; and a doctorate in applied behavioral studies in education from Oklahoma State University. He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Management Development Program and has completed professional development programs at St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas, and Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As an academician, President McPhee’s scholarly publications and presentations are extensive. His publications have appeared in local, national, and international professional journals. In addition, he is the senior author of a book, Understanding the Campus Culture: An Introduction to College, and has co-authored a chapter for a major college textbook on academic advising. McPhee’s scholarly pursuits include several international visits and presentations in locations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Lanzhou, China; Mekelle, Ethiopia; Penang, Malaysia; Hong Kong; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel; Antwerp, Belgium; Montreal, Canada; Oxford, England; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Nassau, Bahamas. McPhee is currently a participating member of NCAA’s Football Academic Working Group and just recently chaired the NCAA Division I Working Group to Review “At-Risk” Student-Athlete issues (ARSA). The ARSA final report was submitted to the NCAA Board of Directors in January. McPhee also served a five-year term on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, a three-year term on the NCAA Executive Committee, and two terms as president of the Sun Belt Conference athletic league and chairman of the SBC’s CEO Executive Committee. In May 2005, he was appointed to the NCAA Presidential Commission on the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics. In 2002, President George W. Bush appointed him to the National Council for the Humanities, and the U.S. Senate confirmed him.

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A past member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, McPhee chaired its membership council. He is a member of the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club and serves as a member of the SunTrust Bank Board of Directors (Nashville) and SunTrust Regional Bank Advisory Board (Murfreesboro). He also served on the Nashville Adventure Science Center Board, the Middle Tennessee Medical Center Board, and the Middle Tennessee Council for Boy Scouts of America Executive Board and co-chaired the Tennessee Legislative Retreat Task Force on Higher Education. McPhee was recently re elected to a second three-year term as a commission member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. During McPhee’s tenure at MTSU, the University has experienced considerable growth in many areas. Student enrollment has increased significantly, making MTSU undergraduate enrollment the largest in the state. During the past several years, the University added twelve new degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. In 2002, for the first time in the history of the University, three Ph.D. programs were established: in Economics, English, and Human Performance. A Ph.D. in Public History was instituted shortly thereafter, and in July 2007, a new Ph.D. in Literacy Studies was approved. From 2001 to 2007, the University increased extramural funding from $6 million to approximately $40 million. Since McPhee’s arrival, MTSU has been successful in raising admission standards, resulting in an increase in high-ability students. MTSU has been the institution of choice for midstate valedictorians and salutatorians in recent years and has enrolled a significant number of National Merit scholars and Achievement scholars. McPhee’s presidency has coincided with several major improvements in University facilities. A ten-year, $70 million renovation of all student residential housing is scheduled for completion by 2011, the University’s centennial year. In addition, the University acquired the 500-acre Guy James property to consolidate its highly regarded programs in the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience. This acquisition doubled the size of campus acreage from 500 to 1,000. Over $9 million was spent to renovate Andrew L. Todd Hall, which now houses the Department of Art and has state-of-the-art equipment for its students and faculty. The Paul W. Martin Sr. Honors Building was built with private funding. In January 2007, an addition to the Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building was opened and dedicated, bringing the facility to 28,000 square feet. The University secured private gifts in support of a $6 million baseball stadium completed in 2008 and dedicated this past spring. In 2006, the University received $15 million in state support for the planning and infrastructure development for a proposed $120 million science building, and in April 2007, a new $3 million track and soccer complex was opened. Recently, the Tennessee General Assembly approved the construction of a $31.7 million building for the University’s College of Education and Behavioral Science. A $19 million expansion of the Health, Wellness, and Recreation Center was completed in 2008. Presently, the University is involved in proposed or active capital projects totaling nearly $400 million. President McPhee is married to Elizabeth McPhee, and they have two children, Seneca and Sidney-Anthony.


Chris Massaro Director of Athletics • 5th year • Northern Colorado, 1983 T he landscape of college athletics has changed drastically over the past decade and that renovation also has been demonstrated at Middle Tennessee, particularly during the four-plus years since Chris Massaro was named director of athletics on April 8, 2005. Proving to be a true visionary, Massaro has helped revolutionize the Blue Raiders’ athletic department while helping pave the way for even greater success in future years. During his short but highly successful reign, Massaro has overseen unprecedented success not only in the university’s athletic programs but also in regard to academic success, facility upgrades, and a proven record of hiring coaches who have thrived under his watch. Under Massaro’s leadership, the Blue Raiders have captured the Sun Belt’s allsports trophy three times in five years. Since his arrival, Massaro has enhanced the Blue Raiders’ broad-based, 17-sport programs. Among the accomplishments included in the last four years: • The Athletic Department has captured 20 Sun Belt Conference championships and earned 14 coach of the year honors. • The athletic program has had a record 18 nationally televised events during his tenure. • Middle Tennessee’s football team earned an at-large invitation to the Motor City Bowl in 2006, the first bowl appearance during the Division I era, then picked up a second invitation in 2009 to the New Orleans Bowl. • The women’s volleyball team reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in 2007 and has made four straight NCAA appearances. • The men’s golf team received its first-ever at-large invitation into the East Regional in 2008 and subsequently advanced to the National Championship where they finished 15th in the country. They backed up that effort with another NCAA regional in 2009 after winning the SBC title. • The women’s basketball team appeared in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2006 and 2007 and returned again in 2009. The team narrowly missed reaching the Sweet 16 in 2007 after earning a No. 5 seed. •The Middle Tennessee tennis doubles team of Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom won the National Championship in 2007 – the first NCAA doubles title in Athletic Department history. • The Middle Tennessee track teams have combined for four conference titles and the 2007 men’s outdoor squad finished No. 21 in the nation while the 2009 women’s indoor team ranked tied for 30th. • The Blue Raider baseball team captured the regular season and tournament championship in 2009 and advanced to the NCAAs. Massaro’s success at Middle Tennessee doesn’t stop with the athletic teams. There has been a tremendous track record for hiring quality coaches with head football coach Rick Stockstill, women’s head basketball coach Rick Insell, and men’s golf coach Whit Turnbow – and all Massaro hires – each earning Sun Belt Coach of the Year in their first seasons and men’s tennis coach David McNamara who won the Sun Belt and Coach of the Year honors in his second season. In all, Massaro’s guidance has provided coaches with the resources to produce 20 conference titles, 21 NCAA postseason appearances, one Sun Belt Conference Athlete of the Year, and 14 Coach of the Year awards. Academic enhancement has also skyrocketed under Massaro’s leadership. Massaro, who was appointed to a panel on APR Improvement Plans for the 2007 NCAA Convention, inherited a football program with a nationallow score of 812 and saw it increase to a current 990 (on a 1,000-point scale) in 2009. As a whole, the Athletic Department has improved from a 908 score when Massaro was hired to an impressive cumulative (four years) score of 951 in 2007-08. All 17 Middle Tennessee sports teams achieved passing marks of 925 or higher in 2006-07 with four teams turning in a perfect

mark of 1,000. In 2007-08, 16 of 17 teams topped the 925 mark. Massaro, who spent 20 years at the University of South Carolina prior to his appointment at Middle Tennessee, also overhauled the annual Blue Raider Athletic Association’s annual giving program, which resulted in a record number of members and financial giving in 2008, indicating the fourth such year record numbers have been realized. The annual campaign has improved 40 percent since his arrival. Facility upgrades also have been at the top of Massaro’s impressive list of accomplishments. He completed a $6 million capital campaign for the new baseball stadium and initiated a series of major renovations to existing athletic facilities during the previous three years, including a state-of-the-art soccer and track complex. Most recently, a state-of-the-art golf performance center was completed in December 2008. In the midst of numerous upgrades, Massaro also has initiated generous contributions that made it possible to install a new synthetic surface in Floyd Stadium for the 2006 season. Additionally, new videoboards – one for football and two inside Murphy Center – were installed in 2007. In a span of four years Massaro’s hiring practices have been regarded as excellent. On Dec. 12, 2005, he made his highest profile hire when he selected Stockstill to take over the football program. Stockstill became just the second head coach in the I-A era and led the Blue Raiders to a league championship and a bowl appearance in his first season. Two days following his hiring, Massaro was pressed into action to find a replacement to lead the nationally recognized women’s basketball program. Massaro made his first hire when he brought on board legendary high school coach Rick Insell to take over the program. Both Insell and Stockstill won championships in their first seasons on the job. Massaro has also made a significant upgrade in the Blue Raider football schedule. During the summer of 2005, he announced a home game in 2007 that made Virginia the first team from the highly regarded ACC to visit Floyd Stadium, and then quickly added a second ACC member when Maryland agreed to make the trip to Murfreesboro in 2008 and the Blue Raiders rewarded him with a 24-14 upset. On his 100th day on the job, Massaro made one of his biggest announcements: a fiveyear contract with the University of Memphis to play football that started in 2007. The Tigers became the first in-state Division I-A (FBS) football team to play the Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro. Massaro has also worked out a home-and-home series with Mississippi State that saw the Bulldogs come to Floyd Stadium in 2009 – making them the first SEC program to play in a Sun Belt stadium – and nearby Georgia Tech that will have the Yellow Jackets coming to Murfreesboro in 2011. He has also inked a home-and-home with Minnesota that will see the Golden Gophers come to Murfreesboro to begin the 2010 season on Thursday, Sept. 2. In March 2008, Massaro made another big move when he announced a fourgame series with neighboring rival Vanderbilt of the SEC. The series begins in 2015 and the teams will play twice in Murfreesboro and twice in Nashville. The Glenwood Springs, Colo., native joined the South Carolina staff under the Ohio University sport administration program in 1985. Massaro helped usher the Gamecocks into the SEC and learned under legendary athletic director Dr. Mike McGee. Massaro earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Northern Colorado in 1983 and his master’s degree in sport administration from Ohio University in 1986. At UNC, Massaro was a five-year football team member. Massaro is also heavily involved in community service projects and organizations. He is a member of the Red Cross Board, the City Golf Commission and the Rutherford County Sports Council Executive Committee, and he served on the search committee for the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce president. Massaro and his wife, Cindy, have four children: Hank, Lainey, Rachel, and Ben.

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GoBlueRaiders.com is a fast and

accurate Internet source for official coverage of Blue Raider athletics. Regardless of where you are or what time of day it is, you can access up-to-date information on your favorite Blue Raider sports or athletes.

GoBlueRaiders.com

has

grown to average more than 14.9 million page views a year, with the average visitor spending nearly five minutes on the site each day. The site has seen in excess of 3.1 million visitors since January of 2004.

After three years of opera-

tion under a national sports Web site provider, GoBlueRaiders.com moved to a total in-house operation with a new design and format. Since 2001, the Athletic Communications office has managed the site and been responsible for all content, designs, service and updates. The Web site, named Best Collegiate Sports Web site in 2002 by the Tennessean, underwent a complete renovation in 2006.

Thanks to members of

the athletic communications staff, pre-game releases, game stories, features, up-to-date statistics, photos and results for all 17 Blue Raider sports are

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