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2010 Red Flash Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field TAble oF ConTenTs

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Quick Facts / Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Remembering Father Bede Hines, T.O.R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 This Is Saint Francis University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Cross Country Season Wrap-Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Track & Field Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Player Bios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 The Northeast Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Northeast Conference Track & Field Championship History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Northeast Conference Cross Country Championship History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Performance Lists - All-Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 The Stokes Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38

QuiCK FACTs About SAint FrAnciS

coAcHing StAFF

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Loretto, Pa. Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1847 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,000 President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rev. Gabriel Zeis, T.O.R. VP/Student Development . . . .Dr. Frank Montecalvo NCAA Faculty Representative . . . . . . .Brent Ottaway Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Red Flash Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cardinal (PMS 200) & White University Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.francis.edu Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Division I Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bob Krimmel Sr. Associate AD / SWA . . . . . . . . . . . .Erika Renwick Asst. AD / Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lucy Wess Asst. AD / Marketing, Promotions & Communications . . . .Jim Brazill Director of Sports Medicine . . .Terry Bennett, A.T.C. Director of Student-Athlete Development . . . .John Krimmel Head Strenght & Conditioning Coach . . .Jesse Webber

Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gordon Thomson Alma Mater . . . .B.S. Florida ‘82; M.S. Florida ‘87 Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .814-472-3345 Email . . . . . . . . . . . . .gthomson@francis.edu Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . .Tamara Burns (Virginia Tech ‘07) Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rondell Ruff (Michigan ‘06) Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . .Jorden Davis (Saint Francis ‘09) Assisant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick Gildea (Tennessee ‘03) Assistant Coach . . .Carl Keifer (Indiana University of Pennsylvania ‘81)

Women’S croSS country And trAck & Field Home competitionS

2010 teAm inFormAtion Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Northeast 2010 Cross Country Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6th 2009-10 Indoor Track & Field Finish . . . . . . . . . . .5th 2010 Outdoor Track & Field Finish . . . . . . . . . . . .5th Scorers & All-NEC (XC) Returning / Lost . . . . . .12-1 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christin Bridge, Christy Staily Team Chaplain . . . . . . . .Brother Shamus McGrenra

Cross Country . . . . . . . . . . . .Immergrun Golf Course Track & Field . . . . .DeGol Field/Father Bede Hines Track Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,500

sTATemenT oF nonDisCRiminATion SAint FrAnciS uniVerSity, inspired by its Franciscan and Catholic identity, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, racial, cultural and ethnic diversity, both as an educational institution and as an employer. Accordingly, the University prohibits and does not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran or disabled veteran or any other protected class. The University is committed to this policy based upon its values and in compliance with federal and state laws. This policy applies to all programs and activities of the University, including, but not limited to, admission and employment practices, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic or other Universitysponsored programs. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the University’s Director of Human Resources/Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA 15940 (814) 4723264. For other University information, call (814) 472-3000.

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Sean Fagan Assistant Director/ Women’s Cross Country/ Track & Field Contact

contAct inFormAtion bob Volkert director Phone . . . . . . . . . . .814-472-3128 Email . . . . . . . .rvolkert@francis.edu ben mitchell ASSociAte director Phone . . . . . . . . . . .814-472-3916 Email . . . . . . .bmitchell@francis.edu Sean Fagan ASSiStAnt director Phone . . . . . . . . . . .814-472-3912 Email . . . . . . . . .sfagan@francis.edu Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .814-472-3196 Web . . . . . . . .www.goRedFlash.com Saint Francis University Athletics 145 Stokes Athletics Center Loretto, PA 15940

creditS The 2010 Saint Francis Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Yearbook was compiled, written and edited by Saint Francis University Assistant Director of Athletic Communications SeAn FAgAn with assistance from Director of Athletic Communications bob Volkert, ben mitcHell, and the Women’S croSS country And trAck & Field coAcHing StAFF. Photos by: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . trAck & Field . . . . . . . . . . . .J.d. cAVricH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .cHriS coyer croSS country . . . . . . . .JoHn HASSett


Father Bede Hines, T.O.R. “Basically, stay as close to God as fish are to water. Treat each person as you want to be treated and accept your crosses as challenges, and remain dedicated to your ideals.” -Father Bede Hines be seen taking the teams to practice at local high schools, perfecting their craft. When DeGol Field was constructed early in the decade, and plans to build an all-weather track surrounding the field were announced, it was agreed that the man who worked so tirelessly to build the track & field program at Saint Francis should be honored. On July 29, 2006, the Father Bede Hines Track was dedicated in a special ceremony, with Father Bede and a large gathering there to commemorate the occasion. Father Bede Hines’ name will continue to live on at Saint Francis University not just in the track that bears his name, nor simply in the annual cross country and track and field events hosted by the track & field and cross country teams. No, Father Bede’s memory will live on and thrive in the example he set not just to his Fransiscan brothers, but the entire University community. WordS For FAtHer bede

“being a runner and a cross country/track & field coach - when i think of Saint Francis university - i think of Father bede and how he epitomized Saint Francis university, it's mission and ideals.” - Debbie (White) Utesch, MBA Saint Francis ‘00 Head Women’s Cross Country Coach - Lehigh On December 1, 2010, Saint Francis University lost one of its greatest benefactors and friends. Father Bede Hines, T.O.R. passed away at Saint Francis Friary at the age of 92, and will always be remembered as one of Saint Francis’s most recognizable and loved individuals.

"don't say it; do it." one of my favorite quotes from my old coach/professor. - Greg Heroux '78 “rest in peace Fr. bede. my experiences of running track under his guidance for just one year are among my most vivid and treasured memories of my years at Saint Francis.” - Larry Woda '66

Father Bede first came to serve on the faculty at Saint Francis University in 1947 before stints at Saint Francis Seminary and Saint Thomas More High School. He returned to Loretto In 1955 and taught there until his retirement in 1982. Along the way, Father Bede touched the lives of countless students, faculty, and fellow clergymen with his humility, grace, and good humor.

“Heaven has a new track coach. i was fortunate to know Fr. bede as a member of the SFc track club in the early seventies. Although we were only a club team, he entered us in some very prestigious meets. one time we competed at the pitt relays. He entered me in the 35lb weight throw even though i had only thrown it a few times. i found myself competing against some of the best in the country but Fr. bede just said, "do your best." He was a true inspiration. - Joe Jacobi ‘74

Those that knew him best also know that Father Bede was a proponent of physical fitness throughout his entire life. Seeking to live his favorite motto of “Excelsior” (aim higher, or to strive for greater excellence), Father Bede was an avid runner, skier, cyclist, and swimmer. In 2000, Father Bede earned three gold medals in the masters swimming division at the Keystone Games at the age of 82; in 1977, he climbed Mount Whitney in California at the age of 79, the oldest person to achieve that feat. Despite being confined to a wheelchair late in life, Father Bede could still be seen lifting weights and exercising.

“i believe all of his track and cross country runners loved the man. there is no need to exaggerate any Fr. bede stories as they are all original legends. Who could ever forget having to run backwards, or being called upon to recite a poem while following him across campus?” - Bob Weet ‘66

One other group that has felt the indelible touch of Father Bede is the Saint Francis track & field and cross country program, teams that Father Bede coached for 34 years. For the entirety of his career, Father Bede’s teams never had a home track to call their own; he would

Portions of this biography are taken from the obituary of Father Bede Hines written by former University President Father Christian Oravec, T.O.R.

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Gordon Thomson heAD CoACh | seConD seAson Gordon Thomson enters his 23rd year as a head coach in 2010-11, his second as the head coach of the Saint Francis Red Flash men’s and women’s cross country and track & field teams. The veteran coach returns an experienced squad of athletes for the upcoming seasons; all told, Thomson loses just seven women from the 200910 squad (four of whom competed in both cross country and track & field) and three men (one of whom competed in both cross country and track & field). In 2009, the Red Flash women’s cross country team took fourth in the NEC Cross Country Championships, where a symbolic passing of the torch occurred when sophomore Sarah Grossi earned her first career All-NEC honor by finishing 10th. At the same time, decorated senior Anna Hoffman earned her fourth and final All-NEC honor, leaving Saint Francis as one of its finest cross country competitors.

Alma mater . . . .B.S.Florida ‘82; M.S. Florida ‘87

Thomson’s women’s track & field squads took fifth in both the NEC Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field championships on the strength of perhaps the best thrower in the conference. Christin Bridge continued her ascension in not just the conference but the NCAA by winning three individual conference championships (Indoor & Outdoor Shot Put, Discus). Bridge competed at the 2010 NCAA Championships - First Round in Greensboro, N.C. and is expected to compete near the top of the NEC again in 201011. Grossi would put her mark on the track & field season as well, winning her first individual championship with a victory in the 3000m Steeplechase at the 2010 NEC Outdoor Championships. Thomson came to Loretto with extensive experience coaching on the national and international levels, after spending three seasons as an assistant coach with the Clemson University men’s and women’s cross country and track & field programs. He had spent the previous seven years as head coach of the DePaul men’s and women’s programs, and 15 seasons as head coach at Loyola-Chicago. “Gordon Thomson brings an outstanding background as a coach, teacher and leader in cross country and track & field,” Krimmel said. “Coach Thomson has made a positive impact on the students and universities he has served during his coaching career. Our student-athletes and staff are excited to welcome Gordon to the Saint Francis family, and look forward to his dynamic leadership as our coach.” While at Clemson, Thomson worked exclusively with the women’s distance program for his first two years. During his third season, he was in charge of coaching all phases of the Tiger cross country program for both the men and women. Thomson coached both of Clemson’s cross country teams to Top-10 finishes at NCAA Southeast Regionals in 2008, while both teams earned All-Academic honors. Thomson also recruited and coached Jenna Baker to All-Atlantic Coast Conference and All-Region honors. She became the first Tiger runner to earn All-Region honors since 1998. Prior to becoming an assistant at Clemson, Thomson’s tenure at DePaul produced 18 student-athletes who won Conference USA Championships, and four student-athletes who earned NCAA All-America honors. In 2002, he coached Erin Moffett to the first-ever women’s cross country All-America honor at DePaul. She went on to earn AllRegion honors in 2001. Thomson also coached three-time All-American Carey Ryan in the men’s hammer throw. Ryan finished third at NCAA’s in the hammer throw. During 15 seasons as head coach at Loyola-Chicago, Thomson was in charge of both the men’s and women’s programs. He was a 10-time Midwestern Collegiate Conference (now the Horizon League) Coach-of-the-Year, while his men’s distance athletes earned nine All-America awards. He coached the school’s first female All-American in 1992 in the outdoor 10,000 meter run. 13


During his tenure at Loyola-Chicago, Thomson coached two members of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in Eddie Slowikowski and Jim Westphal. Slowikowski was a three-time NCAA All-American and broke the four-minute mark in the mile run. He was a two-time Olympic Trials qualifier in the 1500m. Westphal was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2006 after a highly decorated career under Thomson’s guidance. He earned four All-America honors and holds seven school records. Westphal went on to become a three-time member of the World Cross Country Championships team, and he was also a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in 1996. Thomson coached Marc Burns, who was an All-American in 1989 and 1990 and holds school records in the 4x800m relay (indoor) and distance medley relay, 4x1500m relay, and 4x1600m relay (outdoor). Burns went on to coach the LoyolaChicago program and is now the head track & field and cross country coach at Bradley. Prior to his head coach experience, Thomson served a total of three years as an assistant coach with the Northwestern University and University of Florda women’s track and field programs. In one season at Northwestern, he coached sprints, hurdles and throwing events, as well as sprints and relays for the Wildcat football athletes. Several athletes scored at the Big Ten Championships. Before joining Northwestern, Thomson oversaw recruiting and coaching for all distance events in two years at Florida. He oversaw an NCAA-record performance in the 10,000m by Beth Farmer in 32 minutes, 49.1 seconds. Florida finished seventh at the 1981 AIAW Cross Country Championship. While coaching for the Gators, Thomson coached 1988 Olympian Shelly Steely, and present Villanova head coach Gina Proccacio. Thomson has significant experience coaching with USA Track & Field. He spent one week in late July of 2009 in Chula Vista, Calif., where he was the lead instructor for the Emerging Elites Coaching Summit, sponsored by USA Track & Field, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. In July of 2004, he was a USA men’s assistant coach (distance events) at the IAAF World Junior Championships, in Grosseto, Italy. In March 2006, he was the USA men’s assistant coach (distance events) at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Moscow, Russia. From 1997-2005, Thomson served as USA Track and Field’s men’s Olympic Development Chairman for the 3,000m steeplechase. He was then promoted to Olympic Development Chairman for all distance events from 2005 until stepping down in 2009. Additionally, Thomson was appointed as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships, which were held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It was at those championships that Thomson displayed his coaching versatility. In overseeing the throwers, he coached four athletes to gold medal performances. Thomson also served as President of the United States Cross Country Coaches Assocation from 1998-2000. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Florida in 1982. He also obtained his master’s degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences from Florida in 1987. Thomson wrote his thesis on “Hurdling versus Stepping the Steeplechase Waterjump.” He resides in nearby Ebensburg.

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Assistant Coaching staff Tamara burns AssisTAnT CoACh | ThiRD seAson Throws coach Tamara Burns is currently in her third season with the Red Flash, arriving in Loretto upon completing a stellar four-year career at Virginia Tech. Despite her short tenure thus far at Saint Francis, Burns’s athletes have been perhaps the top performers the Red Flash have put out in the field over the last several seasons. Under Burns, Christin Bridge has won five individual Northeast Conference championships, including two straight outdoor Shot Put and Discus titles; she is the only Red Flash woman since 1999 to win consecutive championships in two separate events. Burns coached shot putter Lisa Morse to a first-place finish at the 2008 Indoor Championship and Kayla Herron to a win in the weight throw at the same event. More recently, she guided Karl DeWayngaert to victory in the weight throw, helping the men’s team win the 2009 Northeast Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship. In two years, Burns has led field athletes to 47 top-ten finishes at the NEC Championships.

Alma mater . . . . .Virginia Tech ‘07

While competing for the Hokies, Burns earned both All-American and All-Atlantic Coast Conference Honors for her performances in the Weight and Hammer Throws in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, she claimed the Weight Throw title at the ACC Indoor Championships and went on to win the Hammer Throw at the 2007 ACC Outdoor Championships. Burns’ performances helped the Hokies to capture the 2007 Indoor and Outdoor ACC Championships.

Rondell Ruff AssisTAnT CoACh | seConD seAson Ruff is set to enter his second season as an assistant coach with the Red Flash cross country and track & field teams, bringing passion and leadership to the Red Flash squad. Ruff’s diverse array of knowledge has allowed him to work equally well with athletes competing in distance, long sprints, and jumps. Under Ruff, Chris Behre added two more NEC championships to the mantle, taking home wins in the 1500m and the Mile. Sarah Grossi reached a pair of firsts in her career, getting named to the All-NEC cross country team in the fall and winning her first NEC championship in the 3000m Steeplechase in the spring. Also of note was freshman Alexis Hurd, who took sixth in the indoor 200m and came in eighth in the outdoor 100m at the NEC Championships. Ruff is a 2006 graduate of the University of Michigan, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Language, Science & Arts. Ruff was also a decorated member of the Wolverine track and field team, capturing both First-Team All-Big Ten honors and All-American honors. Ruff was a member of the national champion Distance Medley Relay team, and was a team captain for both the track and field and cross country teams. While a student Ruff also worked with the University of Michigan track camps. After the end of his athletic career, Ruff worked as a treatment specialist for troubled youths in Ann Arbor, acting as a care provider for 12-17 year olds. After one year, he returned to the track game, this time as a head cross country coach, at Henry Ford High School in Detroit. Ruff would spend one year at Henry Ford before making his way back to the University of Michigan as an volunteer assistant coach for the track and field team. While an assistant coach Ruff worked mainly with the 600- and 800-meter runners. 15

Alma mater . . . . . . . . .Michigan ‘06


Jorden Davis AssisTAnT CoACh | seConD seAson Davis enters his second season as an assistant coach with the Red Flash after completing a stellar four-year career as a sprinter on the track & field team. His time as a Red Flash student-athlete gives him a unique perspective and will allow him a special ability to relate to his student athletes. Davis worked primarily with the Red Flash sprinters, trying to develop the young corps into a challenger in the talented Northeast Conference. Under Davis in 2010, Will Velez rebounded from a serious knee injury in 2009 to post the third-fastest 100m time in Saint Francis history, qualifying for the IC4A championships with a 10.84 that ranked sixth at the 2010 NEC Outdoor Track & Field championship. Also, Alexis Hurd scored in the indoor 200m and 400m at the 2009-10 NEC Indoor championships, as well as the outdoor 100m at the 2010 NEC Outdoor championships, and Christy Staily took fifth in the 400m Hurdles at the 2010 NEC Outdoor championships. Davis was an outstanding competitor while a member of the track and field team, setting seven team records in his time as a student athlete. Davis holds records in three indoor events (200m, 300m and 400m) and ranks second in Saint Francis history in the outdoor 200m and 400m. Davis was also a member of the school-record breaking indoor 4x400m relay team. Davis was named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team, and won the 2008-09 Northeast Conference Winter ScholarAthlete Award for Indoor Track. He was a three-time regional qualifier as well as a three-time All-East Coast selection. In 2009, Davis was also presented with the Eugene and Rosemary Turano Athletic Award, given annually to the school’s outstanding senior male athlete. Alma mater . . . . .Saint Francis ‘09

Davis graduated from Saint Francis in December 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Marketing. He is currently working towards his MBA at Saint Francis. He is a native of Mississauga, Ontario, but currently makes his home in Loretto.

Patrick Gildea AssisTAnT CoACh | FiRsT seAson Patrick Gildea enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Red Flash cross country and track & field teams after spending time as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Tennessee cross country program. Gildea brings with him an extensive background in the realm of fitness and running as a result of his years in the field. After his time at Tennesee, Gildea was a co-owner, trainer, and consultant at Optimal Performance, Inc., which specialized in sports-oriented and corporate wellness initiatives. While at Optimal Performance, Gildea traveled throughout the community conducting health symposiums and lectures. Before that, Gildea served as a personal trainer for four years, first as part of Custom Built Personal Training and later with National Fitness Center after the two companies merged. As a personal trainer, Gildea was responsible for creating workout programs that centered on the strengths and goals of his clients. Gildea was a professional athlete for the New York Athletic Club from January 2003 until January 2008, competing on both a national and global scale. He competed in and qualified for three United States Track & Field championships, and was selected for both the 2006 World Cross Country Championships and the 2008 World Half Marathon Championships. Gildea is certified as a personal trainer by the International Sports Sciences Association and also as a Nautilus Indoor Cycling trainer. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Tennessee in 2003. He is working towards his Masters in Education. 16

Alma mater . . . . . . . . . . .Tennessee ‘03


Carl Keifer AssisTAnT CoACh | siXTh seAson Carl Keifer enters his sixth year as an assistant track and field coach at Saint Francis University and offers a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Keifer has helped both men’s and women’s teams at Saint Francis win two Northeast Conference championships and take second place in the conference three other times. Keifer has been in charge of an array of events since coming to Saint Francis, assisting with the sprint, hurdle, and jumping events. A versatile coach, Keifer is able to coach all 18 track and field events, with his specialties being sprints, mid-distance, hurdles and relays. Before working at Saint Francis, Keifer served as an assistant coach of the boys’ track team at Conemaugh Twp. Area H.S. in 2004. Before that, he was named the head coach of the boys’ track and field team at Somerset Area H.S. after having worked as a volunteer sprint coach from 1997-98. Keifer was head coach from 1999-2002 and fielded six conference championship teams and recorded a sparkling 48-1-1 record. Keifer’s coaching career began in 1983, where was an assistant at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He moved on to the first of two stints at Westmont Hilltop High School, where he acted as an assistant in 1984 and 1990, and as head coach in 1985. The period between 1985 and 1990 saw Keifer take the reigns as head coach of Shade High School’s track and field team (1986-1989). After his second stint at Westmont Hilltop, Keifer started his first tour of duty at Conemaugh Twp. Area, where he was an assistant. Alma mater . .Indiana University of Pennsylvania ‘81

Keifer graduted from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1981 with a degree in Health and Physical Education. He currently resides in Johnstown with his wfie Francine and his sons Jerry and Carl III.

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2010 Roster Alphabetical Roster

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name

event.

yr.

Hometown/High School

Christin Bridge

Throws

Senior

Gibsonia, Pa. / Pine-Richland

Calley Bridges

Distance

Junior

Slippery Rock, Pa. / Slippery Rock

Hannah Brooks

Distance

Freshman

Dysart, Pa. / Penn Cambria

Nicole Brownyard

Sprints

Junior

Carlisle, Pa. / Trinity

Brittany Busse

Sprints/Jumps Junior

North Olmsted, Ohio / North Olmsted

Victoria Castro

Sprints

Senior

Berlin, Pa. / Berlin Brothers Valley

Kathleen Cianci

Distance

Junior

Greenville, Pa. / Kennedy Catholic

Mariame Conde

Sprints

Freshman

Philadelphia, Pa. / Swenson

Sarah Frydrych

Distance

Junior

Wilmington, Del. / St. Mark's

Catya Gilbert

Throws

Junior

Loysburg, Pa. / Northern Bedford

Sarah Grossi

Distance

Junior

Canonsburg, Pa. / Canon McMillan

Jennifer Haffner

Distance

Sophomore

Pittsburgh, Pa. / Baldwin

Fallon Heddings

Sprints/Jumps Sophomore

Alexis Hurd

Sprints/Jumps Sophomore

Brittany Johnson

Sprints

Freshman

Maura Jones

Sprints

Sophomore

Colleen Kelly

Distance

Freshman

Kathryne Kendrick

Throws

Junior

Sydney King

Sprints

Senior

Lauren Krug

Distance

Junior

Keishana LaRose

Sprints

Junior

Nicole Leach

Sprints

Freshman

Jessica Markovitch

Sprints

Sophomore

Elizabeth Miller

Sprints/Jumps Junior

Julia Morey

Sprints

Junior

pennsylvania (23) Bridge, Bridges, Brooks, Manchester, Md. / North Carroll Brownyard, Castro, Cianci, Vienna, Va. / George C. Marshall Conde, Gilbert, Grossi, Haffner, Heddings, Frostburg, Md. / Mountain Ridge Kendrick, Kelly, Krug, Altoona, Pa. / Bishop Guilfoyle Leach, Markovitch, Miller, Morey, Pfeil, Reist, Staily, Armagh, Pa. / United Williams, Wright San Diego, Calif. / Point Loma maryland (3) - Hurd, Jones, Roberts Ashville, Pa. / Penn Cambria Brooklyn, N.Y. / Acorn Community (Lincoln Pa.) ohio (1) - Busse delaware (1) - Frydrych New Enterprise, Pa. / Northern Bedford Florida (1) - Webster Tarentum, Pa. / Deer Lakes new Jersey (1) - Green Indiana, Pa. / Indiana Area ontario (1) - Taylor-Chase Virginia (1) - Johnson Johnstown, Pa. / Bishop McCort

Megan Pfeil

Throws

Freshman

Robinson, Pa. / Bishop McCort

Hannah Reist

Distance

Junior

Cleona, Pa. / Cedar Crest

Gloria Roberts

Distance

Freshman

Upper Marlboro, Md. / Frederick Douglass

Christy Staily

Sprints

Junior

Martinsburg, Pa. / Central

Tynelle Taylor-Chase

Sprints

Freshman

Whitby, Ontario / Notre Dame Catholic

Rebecca Webster

Distance

Sophomore

Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. / Newsome (Fla.)

Danielle Williams

Distance

Senior

Altoona, Pa. / Bishop Guilfoyle

Feleisha Wright

Distance

Freshman

Philadelphia, Pa. / Jules Mastbaum

SFu by clASS Seniors (4) - Bridge, Castro, King, Williams Juniors (14) - Bridges, Brownyard, Busse, Cianci, Frydrych, Gilbert, Grossi, Kendrick, Krug, LaRose, Miller, Morey, Reist, Staily Sophomores (6) - Haffner, Heddings, Hurd, Jones, Markovitch, Webster Freshmen (9) - Brooks, Conde, Johnson, Kelly, Leach, Pfeil, Roberts, Taylor-Chase, Wright

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Bloomsburg, Pa. / Bloomsburg Area

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Cross Country season Wrap-up The Saint Francis women’s cross country team had something of a passing of the torch in 2009, as four-time All-NEC honoree Anna Hoffman raced in her final NEC cross country championship; meanwhile, sophomore Sarah grossi passed Hoffman late in the race to earn her first All-NEC honor.

“Our women had a positive, strong approach to the race, and ran very hard and very well,” said Thomson. “They all showed what they were made of.”

With that shift, it became clear that the 2010 season would be a transition year for the Red Flash women; with an abundance of youth and a strong junior class, Saint Francis Red Flash head coach Gordon Thomson saw his team grow right before his eyes. Grossi continued to shine for the Red Flash, while key veterans like senior dani Williams and junior katie cianci made marked improvements over the course of the season.

Still, though, a group of runners stepped to the forefront for Thomson. Grossi finished just shy of earning her second consecutive All-NEC honor, and a trio comprised of two freshmen and one sophomore finished in a strong pack immediately after.

However, adversity struck at quite possibly the most inopportune time for the Red Flash; just two days before the 2010 NEC Cross Country championships, both Cianci and sophomore Jennifer Haffner both consistently in the top-five for the Flash in 2010 - fell ill. Haffner was completely unable to compete in the championship race, while Cianci was greatly limited by the illness.

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Feleisha Wright took 26th in her first ever NEC championship meet, sophomore rebecca Webster ran what Thomson called, “her best race of the season,” to take 28th overall, and freshman gloria roberts built off her victory in the Collegiate Women’s division at the Father Bede Hines Invitational several weeks previous with a 29th place finish at the NEC championships. “This was a breakout race for them,” said Thomson. “Our freshmen really came through for us.”

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Though the Red Flash finished sixth overall at the NEC championship, there is reason to believe the team is headed for even better things as a result of their strong body of work in 2010. As stated, freshmen Wright and Roberts showed that they were ready to immediately contribute to the campaign, with Roberts in particular showing some spark; she paced the Collegiate Women’s field at the 2010 Father Bede Hines Invitational. Meanwhile, Wright showed promise when she paced the Red Flash at the Spiked Shoe Invitational early in the season. 19

Meanwhile, an impressive crop of veterans will return for the Flash. While graduating senior Dani Williams will be missed dearly (“She’s very poised and she sees the big picture,” said Thomson. “Those are the hallmarks of a good leader”), the Flash will see the ascendancy of seven women to senior status in 2011, including the likes of Grossi, Cianci, Sarah Frydrych, and Hannah reist. Outside of the senior class, Thomson has a pair of upcoming juniors that may be set to break out in 2011. Jennifer Haffner will look to bounce back from missing the 2010 NEC championships, and her early accomplishments in track & field (scoring in the 800m at both the Indoor and Outdoor championships) indicate that she has the ability to raise her competition level in difficult situations. Meanwhile, as previously stated, Rebecca Webster posted the best performance of her young career at the 2010 championships, and will look to grow further in her training for 2011.


Track & Field season outlook Head coach Gordon Thomson enters his second season with the Red Flash and his twenty-third season as a head coach for track and field, and has been around the block long enough to know that the 2010-11 edition of his squad has the potential to be drastically different than last year’s team, which closed the season ranking fifth in the Northeast Conference in both the outdoor and indoor seasons. “We’re going to be radically different this year,” said Thomson. “We’ve brought in 11 newcomers, and they should all be benefits to the team. Especially the sprints corps; they should be the prime beneficiaries. It’s new look.” DisTAnCe Despite the loss of Anna Hoffman, a seven-time Northeast Conference individual champion in the distance events, Thomson will look to a talented crop of upperclassmen to shoulder the load. Senior Sarah grossi was the 3000m Steeplechase champion at the 2010 NEC Outdoor championships, and was also a scorer for the Flash at the 2009-10 Indoor Championships. In addition, junior katie cianci had a breakout performance in the 2010 cross country season, and according to Thomson is ready to make a leap on the track. “Katie has shown newfound strength

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and endurance this past cross country season,” said Thomson. Two other scorers from last year’s squad will also return for 2010-11; sophomore Jennifer Haffner scored in both the Indoor and Outdoor 800m at the NEC Championship meets, and senior danielle Williams also scored in the Indoor 800m. The distance newcomers also add credentials to the roster. gloria roberts was a Pennsylvania state runner-up in the 800m and 1600m and “adds automatic scoring capability,” according to Thomson. Classmate Feleisha Wright didn’t have the benefit of running with a high school track team, but was youth runner-up in the 300m in the USATF Youth National championship as part of her club team. sPRinTs The sprints will take on a new look in 2010-11, with a number of new faces set to joing the existing team. However, a number of veterans will continue to produce for Thomson. Leading the pack is junior christy Staily, who finished fifth in conference in the 400m Hurdles at the 2010 NEC Outdoor championships. “Christy has been ‘Miss Steady’ for us, both indoor and outdoor,” said Thomson. “She’s always dependable for a relay leg or stepping up in an individual event.” Thomson also mentions dynamic sophomore Alexis Hurd, “a team person as far as relay legs and versatility.” Hurd was a scorer in the short sprints for the Red Flash in 2009-10, putting up points in the Indoor 200m and the Outdoor 100m; she was also part of the 4x100m team at the 2010 NEC Outdoor Championships, combining with Staily, Sydney king, and Julie morey for a fifth place finish. Youth, though, should serve the Red Flash well in 2010-11. “Newcomers will hopefully change the dynamics of our sprint squad,” said Thomson. mariame conde comes in as a Pennsylvania state champion in the 300m Hurdles. nicole leach joins her fellow freshmen as Pennsylvania All-State athlete in the 400m. tynelle taylor-chase was a finalist in the 400m Hurdles at the Ontario Federation 20

of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championship meet. The athlete to highlight is keishana larose, a transfer from Lincoln (Pa.) that will work in the short sprints.

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FielD The star of the field is christin bridge, who enters her senior season coming off a spectacular 2009-2010 season. A twotime NCAA qualifier, Bridge has five Northeast Conference individual championships to her credit and won the Olympic Development East Division of the Shot Put at the 2010 Penn Relays. “She made a solid jump from her sophomore to junior year,” said Thomson, “and I think she’s capable of making another jump into her senior year. She’s a competitor; competition brings out the best in her.” Junior kathryne kendrick also made contributions to last season, scoring at the 2010 NEC Outdoor championships in the Discus with a PR. In the jumps, sophomores Fallon Heddings and Alexis Hurd made an impact in 2009-10 and are expected to do so this year.


Athlete Profiles ReD FlAsh FACT The Red Flash women’s track & field team has excelled in the field since 1999, winning at least one field event in the NEC Indoor championships in 10 of the past 11 years and at least one at the NEC Outdoor championships in 11 of the last 12 years.

Christin Bridge Senior | throws gibsonia, pa. | pine richland Junior (09-10): Bridge won her second consecutive NEC championship in the Outdoor Shot Put with a put of 14.54m/47-08.50 (5/1/10)…Won her second consecutive NEC championship in the Discus with a throw of 42.22m/138’6” (5/2/10)… competed in the Shot Put NCAA Championship first round with a put of 14.10m/46-03.25, which was good for 41st in the east…recorded a new PR in the Outdoor Shot Put with a distance of 15.08m/49-09.75," winning the Eastern Division at the Penn Relays (4/22/10)... that put ranked 36th in the NCAA’s East region in 2010… tossed the discus 42.98m/141,' thus qualifying for the 2010 ECAC Championships, at the Eric Kloiber Invitational (4/17/10)...Set a PR in the Hammer Throw with a distance of 43.24m at the Father Bede Invite (4/24/10)…Threw a personal-best of 14.38m/4702.25 in the Indoor Shot Put at the Penn State Relays (1/9/10). SopHomore (08-09): Won her first two career individual titles at the 2009 NEC Outdoor Championships… won the discus throw with an ECAC-qualifying distance of 42.94 meters, and also took the shot put (13.08m) title… placed 18th in the discus throw (38.61m) at the 2009 ECAC/IC4A Track & Field Championships… finished 25th in the discus throw (36.31m), and took 28th in the shot put (13.08m), at the 2009 NCAA East Regional… placed third in the shot put at 2009 NEC Indoor Championships with a distance of 13.17m. FreSHmAn (07-08): Finished fourth in the shot put (13.46m), and eighth in the discus throw (39.75m), at the 2008 NEC Outdoors. perSonAl: Elementary Special Education major...coached by Bradley Thomas in high school...daughter of Terri and Tom Bridge.

indoor

outdoor

Shot Put - 14.38m Weight Throw - 15.58m

Discus - 42.98m Shot Put - 15.08m Hammer Throw - 43.24m

Victoria Castro

Sydney King

Senior | Sprints berlin, pa. | berlin brothers Valley

Senior | Sprints San diego, calif. | point loma

Junior (09-10): Set a PR in the indoor 200m recording a time of 28.53 at the Bison Opener (12/5/09). SopHomore (08-09): Ran the 400m in 1:04.15 during the 2009 indoor season. FreSHmAn (07-08): had a time of 8.54 seconds in the 60m dash during the 2008 indoor season. spring 2008, 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student. perSonAl: Elementary/Special Education major...coached by Corey Will and Michael Shealer in high school...daughter of Vernice and Donald Castro.

Junior (09-10):Set a PR in the outdoor 100m with a time of 12.73 at the Eric Kloiber Invitational (4/17/10)… member of the outdoor 4x100 Relay Team that took fifth at the NEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 48.51 (5/2/10)…set a PR of 8.19 in the indoor 60m at the Bucknell Winter (2/12/10). SopHomore (08-09): Was a member of the ninthplace 4x100m relay team (51.46) at the 2009 NEC Outdoor Championships. FreSHmAn (07-08): Personal bests during indoor season included time of 7.58 seconds in 55m dash, 8.23 seconds in 60m dash, 27.25 seconds in 200m dash, and 1:11.58 in 400m dash. perSonAl: English/Communications major...coached by Coach Harrison in high school... daughter of Denise Jackson and Daniel King.

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outdoor

60m - 8.54 200m - 28.53 400m - 1:04.15

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indoor

outdoor

800m - 1:55.32 200m - 27.89

100m - 12.73 200m - 25.90


Danielle Williams

Calley Bridges

Nicole Brownyard

Senior | mid-distance Altoona, pa. | bishop guilfoyle

Junior | distance Slippery rock, pa. | Slippery rock

Junior | Sprints/Hurdles carlisle, pa. | trinity

Junior (09-10): Set a PR in the outdoor 800m with a time of 2:20.78 at the Father Bede Invite (4/24/10)…set a PR in the outdoor 1500m with a time of 5:09.51 at the Eric Kloiber Invitational (4/17/10)… member of the outdoor 4x800m Relay Team that took third at the NEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 9:38.05 (5/1/10) ...took fifth in the indoor 800m with a time of 2:21.73 at the NEC Indoor Championships (2/21/10)...set a new PR in the indoor 400m with a time of 1:02.16 at the Bucknell Winter (2/12/10)…set a PR in the indoor 800m with a time of 2:21.10, qualifying for the finals at the NEC Indoor Championships (2/20/10)……recorded a PR of 3:09.48 in the indoor 1000m at the Bucknell Heptagonal (1/23/10)… was a member of the indoor Distance Medley Relay team that took eighth at the NEC Indoor Championships (2/21/10) with a time of 13:02.14...Ran a 21:01 at the Mount Saint Mary's 5K Duals (9/4/09)...placed 37th out of 117 (20:17) at the Buffalo Stampede (9/19/09)...ran a 23:48 in the 6K at the Paul Short Invitational (10/2/09)...finished 30th out of 100 (20:01) at the 2009 NEC Championships (10/31/09)...ran a 25:33 in the 6K at the 2009 NCAA Mid Atlantic Region (11/15/09). SopHomore (08-09): member of second-place Distance Medley Relay at 2009 NEC Indoors, which crossed line in 12:36.73… was a member of the 4x800m relay team that finished fifth in 9:50.22 at the 2009 NEC Outdoor Championships...finished 41st (21:06) at the 2008 NEC Cross Country Championships. perSonAl: Served on SFU Student-Athlete Mentors (SAMS) in 2008-09… fall 2008 and spring 2008, 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student… spring 2009 NEC Academic Honor Roll… Elementary/Special Education major...daughter of Nancy and Daryl Williams.

SopHomore (09-10): Bridges set a new PR in the outdoor 1500m with a time of 5:40.94 at the Eric Kloiber Invitational (4/17/10)…set a career-best in the indoor 800m with a time of 2:43.26 at the Bucknell Heptagonal (1/23/10). perSonAl: Served on SFU Leadership Council in 2008-09… Fall 2008 (4.0 GPA) and spring 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student… fall 2008 and winter 2009 NEC Academic Honor Roll… Marketing major...daughter of Christine and Thomas Bridges.

SopHomore (09-10): Brownyard set new PR in the indoor 200m, recording a time of 28.41 at the Bison Opener (12/5/09)…set a PR in the indoor 60m Hurdles with a time of 9.70 at the PSU Northeast (2/12/10). perSonAl: Served on SFU Student-Athlete Mentors (SAMS) in 2009-10… served on SFU Leadership Council in 2008-09… spring 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student… winter 2009 and spring 2009 NEC Academic Honor Roll… Physical Therapy major...coached by Sam Turpin in high school... daughter of Julie and Leo Brownyard.

indoor

outdoor

400m - 1:02.16 500m - 1:23.00 600m - 1:45.60 800m - 2:21.10 1000m - 3:09.48

400m - 1:02.00 800m - 2:20.78 1500m - 5:09.51

indoor

outdoor

800m - 2:43.26 Mile - 5:39.00

800m - 2:28.00 1500m - 5:40.94 5000m - 20:19

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indoor

outdoor

60m - 8.47 60m Hurdles - 9.70 200m - 28.41

100m - 13.71 100m Hurdles - 15.86 200m - 28.36 400m - 1:05.88 400m Hurdles - 1:06.78

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Athlete Profiles

Brittany Busse. Junior | mid-distance north olmsted, ohio | north olmsted SopHomore (09-10): Busse set a PR in the indoor 400m with a time of 1:07.41 at the Bison O&M (1/30/10)…set a personal best in the indoor 800m recording a time of 2:31.08 at the Bucknell Winter (2/12/10)…set a career high in the indoor 1000m with a time of 3:31.90 at the Bison Opener (12/5/09)...Ran a 24:08 at the Mount Saint Mary's 5k Duals (9/4/09)...recorded a 22:24 at the Buffalo Stampede Invite (9/19/09)...finished with a time of 24:00 at the 2009 NEC Championships (10/31/09). FreSHmAn (08-09) Ran a 1:28.83 in the indoor 500m, and recorded a jump of 4.36m in the indoor Long Jump during the 2009 season. perSonAl: Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student… Fall 2008, Winter 2009, and Spring 2009 NEC Academic Honor Roll… Occupational Therapy major...coached by Lisa Pochatek in high school... daughter of Kathy and Rick Busse.

indoor

outdoor

400m - 1:07.41 500m - 1:27.60 800m - 2:31.08 1000m - 3:31.90

200m - 26.90 400m - 1:01.70 800m - 2:23.80

Kathleen Cianci

appears in print as Katie Junior | mid-distance greenville, pa. | kennedy catholic

SopHomore (09-10): Cianci set a PR in the outdoor 1500m with a time of 4:49.21 at the Bison Outdoor Classic (4/10/10)…took eighth in the outdoor 1500m at the NEC’s Finals (5/2/10) with a time of 4:55.32…was a member of the outdoor 4x800m Relay Team that recorded the fastest performance of the year with a time of 9:23.65 at the Raleigh Relays (2/27/10)… was a member of the outdoor 4x1500m Relay Team that took sixth at the Colonial Relays with a time of 20:24.11 (4/3/10)...ran the indoor 800m in 2:22.03, setting another PR at the NEC Indoor Championships (2/20/10)…finished sixth in the indoor 800m at the NEC Indoor Championships (2/21/10) with a time of 2:22.11…set a PR in the indoor 1000m, running a 3:08.51 at the PSU Northeast (1/16/10)…member of the indoor Distance Medley Relay team that took eighth at the NEC Indoor Championships with a time of 13:02.14 (2/21/10)...Placed 65th (21:27) at the Buffalo Stampede Invite (9/19/09)...took 78th (22:14) at the 2009 NEC Championships (10/31/09). FreSHmAn (08-09): Crossed the line in ninth in the 1,500m run (5:08.20) at the 2009 NEC Outdoor Championships… personal bests during the 2009 indoor season included a time of 1:24.87 in the 500m, and a 2:27.49 in the 800m run. perSonAl: Served on SFU Student-Athlete Mentors (SAMS) in 2009-10… served on SFU Leadership Council in 2008-09… fall 2008 and spring 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student with a 4.0 GPA during both semesters… fall 2008, winter 2009, and spring 2009 NEC Academic Honor Roll… English/Secondary Education major...coached by R. Chris Houck and Susan Botowski in high school... daughter of Kate and Mark Cianci.

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outdoor

500m - 1:24.56 800m - 2:22.03 1000m - 3:08.51 Mile - 5:26.24

800m - 2:21.71 1500m - 4:49.21

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Sarah Frydrych Sophomore | distance Wilmington, del. | St. mark’s SopHomore (09-10): Frydrych set a career high in the outdoor 800m recording a time of 2:25.51 at the Colonial Relays (4/2/10)...was a member of the outdoor 4x800m Relay Team that took third at the NEC’s Finals (5/1/10) with a time of 9:38.05. FreSHmAn (08-09): Was a member of the eighthplace 4x400m relay (4:11.06) squad at the 2009 NEC Outdoor Championships… personal bests in 2008-09 included 1:05.09 in 400m, 1:28.95 in the 500m, and 2:35.52 in the 800m during indoor season. perSonAl: Served on SFU Student-Athlete Mentors (SAMS) in 2009-10… fall 2008 and spring 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student… fall 2008, winter 2009, and spring 2009 NEC Academic Honor Roll… Physical Therapy major.

indoor

outdoor

400m - 1:05.09 800m - 2:35.52

400m - 1:02.04 800m - 2:25.51


Sarah Grossi

Catya Gilbert Junior | throws loysburg, pa. | northern bedford

Junior | distance canonsburg, pa. | canon mcmillan

SopHomore (09-10): Did not compete during indoor/outdoor season. FreSHmAn (08-09): Personal bests during indoor season included 11.16m toss in the shot put, and a 10.56m toss in the weight throw. perSonAl: Social Work major...coached by Gary Black in high school... daughter of Christina Gilbert and Dean Colledge.

SopHomore (09-10): Won her first individual NEC championship in 2010, taking home the gold in the 3000m Steeplechase with a time of PR-tying 11:20.50 at the NEC Outdoor Championships (5/2/10)... set a PR in the outdoor 1500m with a time of 4:48.97 at the Raleigh Relays (3/27/10)…ran a PR 20:57.86 in the outdoor 5000m at the NEC Outdoor Championships (5/2/10)…set a PR in the outdoor 2000m Steeplechase at the Father Bede Invite (4/24/10) with a time of 7:30.40…ran a 5:10.01 in the Mile at the NEC Indoor Championships, finishing fifth and establishing a new PR (2/21/10)… member of the Distance Medley Relay team that took eighth at the NEC Indoor Championships with a time of 13:02.14...Earned her first career All-NEC distinction in cross country, placing 10th out of 100 at the 2009 NEC Championships with a time of 18:55 (10/31/09)... was the first SFU runner to cross the line at the Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals, finishing 28th overall with a time of 20:20 (9/4/09)...placed 27th (19:42) at the Buffalo Stampede Invite (9/19/09)...finished 69th out of 338 in the 6K (23:11) at the Paul Short Invitational (10/2/09)...finished in 24:05 in the 6K at the 2009 NCAA Mid Atlantic Region (11/15/09). FreSHmAn (08-09): Captured fifth in the 3k steeplechase (11:31.42) at the 2009 NEC Outdoor Championships, and was a member of the 4x800m relay team that finished fifth in 9:50.22… placed 10th in the Mile Run at the 2009 NEC Indoor Championships with a time of 5:27.01…Named the NEC XC Rookie-of-the-Week (9/16/08) after placing third overall (21:10) in the Father Bede Hines Invitational… took 31st (20:31) at the 2008 NEC Cross Country Championships, helping the Red Flash to a fourthplace finish. perSonAl: Served on SFU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for the second straight year in 2009-10… fall 2008 and spring 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student… Elementary/Special Education major...coached by Jeff Gibson and Mark Galley in high school... daughter of Jeffrey Grossi and Selina & John Yarosh.

indoor Shot Put - 11.16m Weight Throw - 10.56m

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outdoor

indoor

outdoor

800m - 2:25.25 1000m - 3:09.48 Mile - 5:10.01

1500m - 4:48.97 3000m - 10:45 3000m Steeple - 11:20.53

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Kathryne Kendrick

appears in print as “Kate” Junior | throws Armagh, pa. | united

SopHomore (09-10): Kendrick set a PR in the Discus with a distance of 38.46m/126’2,” taking seventh place at the NEC Outdoor Championships (5/2/10)…set a PR in the indoor Shot Put with a put of 12.07m/39-07.25 at the NEC Indoor Championships (2/20/10)…set a PR in the Weight Throw with a distance of 14.85m/48-08.75 at the NEC Indoor Championships (2/21/10). FreSHmAn (08-09): Kendrick finished fifth in the discus throw (37.36m), and 13th in the shot put (10.43m), at the 2009 NEC Outdoors…finished 10th in the shot put at the 2009 NEC Indoor Championships with a distance of 11.82m. perSonAl: Spring 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student… winter 2009 and spring 2009 NEC Academic Honor Roll… Physician Assistant major...coached by Bill Lichtenfels and LeeAnn Ault in high school... daughter of Norma Carpenter and Joe Kendrick.

indoor

outdoor

Shot Put - 12.07m Weight Throw - 14.85m

Discus - 38.46m Shot Put - 12.17m Hammer Throw - 38.19m


Athlete Profiles

Lauren Krug

Elizabeth Miller

Junior | distance Ashville, pa. | penn cambria

Junior | Sprints/Jumps indiana, pa. | indiana

SopHomore (09-10): Krug set a PR of 2:46.49 in the outdoor 800m at the Father Bed Invite (4/24/10)…recorded a PR in the indoor 800m with a time of 2:53.01 at the Bucknell Heptagonal (1/23/10)…set a PR in the indoor mile with a time of 6:43.07 at the Bucknell Winter (2/12/10)...placed 97th (23:25) at the Buffalo Stampede (9/19/09). FreSHmAn (08-09): Krug missed most of her freshman season due to injury… competed on the Red Flash cross country team in 2008. perSonAl: Exploratory major...coached by Mike Soyka and Todd Neibauer in high school... daughter of Terry and Janice Krug.

SopHomore (09-10): Miller set a PR in the outdoor 100m with a time of 14.54 and in the outdoor High Jump with a jump of 1.45m/4’9” at the Eric Kloiber Invitational (4/17/10)…set a PR in the indoor 60m with a time of 8.99 at the Bucknell Heptagonal (1/23/10). FreSHmAn (08-09): Ran a 9.26 seconds 60m dash during the 2009 indoor season. perSonAl: Physician Assistant major... coached by Parker Dunlap in high school.

indoor

outdoor

800m - 2:53.01 Mile - 6:43.07

800m - 2:46.49

indoor

outdoor

60m - 8.99

100m - 14.54 High Jump - 1.45m

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Julia Morey

Appears in print as “Julie” Junior | Sprints/Hurdles Johnstown, pa. | bishop mccort

SopHomore (09-10): Morey set new PR's in the outdoor 100m (12.85) and in the outdoor 100m Hurdles (15.59) at the NEC Outdoor Championships (5/1/10)… was a member of the outdoor 4x100 Relay Team that took fifth at the NEC Outdoor Championships with a time of 48.51 (5/2/10)… set a PR in the 60m with a time of 8.06 and in the indoor 200m with a run of 27.64, both at the Bucknell Heptagonal (1/23/10)…set a PR in the indoor 300m with a time of 45.41 at the Bucknell Opener (12/5/09)…recorded a new PR in the indoor 400m at the Bucknell Winter (2/12/10) with a time of 1:06.35… set a PR of 9.38 in the 60m Hurdles in the preliminary stage at the NEC Indoor Championships (2/20/10). FreSHmAn (08-09): Was a member of the ninthplace 4x100m relay team (51.46) at the 2009 NEC Outdoor Championships… personal bests include 8.39 seconds in 60m dash, 12.82 in the 100m dash, 15.86 in the 100m hurdles, and 9.73 seconds in 60m hurdles during 2009 indoor season… perSonAl: Spring 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student… winter 2009 and spring 2009 NEC Academic Honor Roll… Accounting major...coached by Greg Bixel in high school... daughter of Cheryl and Mike Morey.

indoor

outdoor

60m - 8.06 60m Hurdles - 9.38 200m - 27.64 300m - 45.41 400m - 1:06.35

100m - 12.85 100m Hurdles - 15.59 200m - 26.30 400m Hurdles - 1:10.87 Long Jump - 5.05m


Hannah Reist

Christy Staily

Junior | mid-distance cleona, pa. | cedar crest

Junior | Sprints/Hurdles martinsburg, pa. | central

SopHomore (09-10): Set a new PR in the outdoor 1500m with a time of 5:11.30 at the Eric Kloiber Invitational (4/17/10)…set a PR in the 3000m Steeplechase with a time of 12:25.40 at the NEC Outdoor Championships (5/2/10)…member of the outdoor 4x800m Relay Team that took third at the NEC Outdoor Championships (5/1/10) …set a PR in the indoor 400m with a time of 1:04.83 at the Bucknell Winter (2/12/10)…set a new PR in the indoor 500m with a time of 1:25.66 at the Bucknell Heptagonal (1/23/10)... Placed 58th (21:06) at the Buffalo Stampede Invite (9/19/09)...ran a 24:40 in the 6K at the Paul Short Invitational (10/2/09)...ran a 20:54 at the 2009 NEC Championships (10/31/09). FreSHmAn (08-09): member of second-place Distance Medley Relay at 2009 NEC Indoors, which crossed line in 12:36.73… took eighth in the 800m (2:28.16) run, and was a member of the 4x800m relay team that finished fifth in 9:50.22 at the 2009 NEC Outdoor Championships...named the NEC XC Rookie-of-the-Week (9/3/08) after pacing the Red Flash at the Bison Open with a 32nd-place finish in 19:23.14, 12th among all freshmen… took fourth overall with a time of 21:51.00 at the Father Bede Hines Invitational (9/13/08)… finished 60th (22:15) at the 2008 NEC Cross Country Championships. perSonAl: Served on SFU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2009-10… fall 2008 and spring 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student… fall 2008, winter 2009, and spring 2009 NEC Academic Honor Roll… Nursing major...coached by Coach Bare in high school... daughter of Jeanne and James Reist.

SopHomore (09-10): Staily set a PR in the outdoor 400m Hurdles to take fifth with a time of 1:04.04 at the NEC’s Finals (5/2/10)… was a member of the outdoor 4x100 Relay Team that took fifth with a time of 48.51 at the NEC’s Finals (5/2/10)…member of the outdoor 4x200m that took 13th with a time of 1:45.52 at the Colonial Relays (4/3/10)…recorded a career high in the indoor 60m while being a first best performance for the year in that event with a time of 8.05 at the Bucknell Heptagonal (1/23/10)…set a PR of 26.08 at the NEC’s Prelims (2/20/10) in the indoor 200m…set a PR in the indoor 400m with a time of 1:02.10 at the Bison O&M (1/30/10). FreSHmAn (08-09): Staily placed fifth in the 400m hurdles (1:06.88), and eighth in the 4x400m relay (4:11.06), at the 2009 NEC Outdoor Championships. perSonAl: Served on SFU Leadership Council in 2008-09… spring 2009 SFU Academic Honor Roll student… spring 2009 NEC Academic Honor Roll student… winter 2009 NEC Academic Honor Roll… Physical Therapy major...coached by Jerome Conlan in high school... daughter of Jane and Zane Staily.

indoor

outdoor

400m - 1:04.83 500m - 1:25.66 800m - 2:25.92 1000m - 3:22.72

800m - 2:21.00 1500m - 5:11.30 3000m Steeple - 12:25.40

indoor

outdoor

60m - 8.05 60m Hurdles - 9.43 200m - 26.08 400m - 1:02.10

100m Hurdles - 15.08 400m Hurdles - 1:04.04

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Jennifer Haffner Sophomore | mid-distance pittsburgh, pa. | baldwin FreSHmAn (09-10): Set a new PR in the 800m with her time of 2:16.78 in the preliminary stage at the 2010 NEC Outdoor Championships (5/1/10)... member of the outdoor 4x800m Relay Team that took third at the NEC Outdoor Championships (5/1/10) with a time of 9:38.05…set a PR in the indoor 500m with a time of 1:21.88 at the Bucknell Heptagonal (1/23/10)…took third in the indoor 800m at the NEC Indoor Championships (2/21/10) with a PR of 2:19.96...Placed 48th out of 117 (20:40) at the Buffalo Stampede Invite (9/19/09)...finished in 24:23 in the 6K at the Paul Short Invitational (10/2/09)...placed 50th (20:35) at the 2009 NEC Championships (10/31/09). HigH ScHool: A three-sport standout out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… lettered three years in cross country and four years in track… finished 10th in 800m at the indoor state championships in 2009, and medaled in the distance medley there as well... took third in the 800m at the 2009 WPIAL championships... also participated and lettered in volleyball… received the Highlander Pride Award for Creativity… perSonAl: Accounting major... coached by Richard Wright and El Helbig in high school... daughter of Mary and Wayne Haffner.

indoor

outdoor

500m - 1:21.88 800m - 2:19.96 1000m - 3:05.05 Mile - 5:35

400m - 58.80 800m - 2:16.78


Athlete Profiles

Fallon Heddings

Alexis Hurd

Jessica Markovitch

Sophomore | Sprints/Jumps bloomsburg, pa. | bloomsburg

Sophomore | Sprints/Jumps manchester, md. | north carroll

Sophomore | Sprints/Hurdles tarentum, pa. | deer lakes

FreSHmAn (09-10): Heddings set a PR in the outdoor 400m at the Colonial Relays (4/2/10) with a time of 1:04.79…set a new PR in the outdoor Long Jump with a distance of 4.95m/16’3” at the NEC Outdoor Championships (5/1/10)…set a new PR in the Triple Jump with a distance of 11.23m/3610.25 at the NEC Outdoor Championships (5/2/10). HigH ScHool: Heddings is expected to be an immediate contributor for the Red Flash, especially in the Triple and Long Jumps...PIAA champion in the triple jump her sophomore year...two-time District champion in the triple jump... Lettered in three different sports in high school: track (four years), cross country (three) and soccer (four). perSonAl: Coached by Robert Coy in high school... daughter of Daryl and John Heddings.

FreSHmAn (09-10): Hurd was a member of the outdoor 4x100 Relay Team that took fifth with a time of 48.51, while also achieving a individual honor of placing eighth in the 100m with a time of 12.58 at the NEC’s Finals (5/2/10)…member of the outdoor 4x200m that took 13th with a time of 1:45.52 at the Colonial Relays (4/3/10)…set a career high in the outdoor Long Jump with a distance of 5.49m at the Father Bede Invite (4/24/10)…qualified for the finals of the outdoor 100m with a time of 12.55, placed ninth place with a time of 26.04 in the outdoor 200m, and took ninth in the Long Jump Final with a distance of 5.36m all held at the NEC’s Finals (5/1/10)…placed sixth while setting a PR in the indoor 200m with a time of 25.81 being less than half a second shy of qualifying for the ECAC regional…set a career high in the indoor 400m with a time of 1:01.40 at the NEC’s Prelim (2/20/10)…placed seventh in the indoor 400m with a time of 1:02.21 at the NEC’s Finals (2/21/10)…set a PR in the indoor 500m with a time of 1:24.73 at the PSU Northeast (1/16/10). HigH ScHool: Accomplished sprinter that will contribute immediately... was a five-time national qualifier for AAU, as well as a six-time regional qualifier... won both state and district championships at North Carroll... eight-time First Team All-County selection in high school... holds four North Carroll records, three in sprints (100m, 200m, and 400m) as well as the long jump record. perSonAl: Coached by Rob Johnson in high school... daughter of Diane and Maynard Hurd.

FreSHmAn (09-10): Markovitch set a new PR in the outdoor 100m Hurdles with a time of 16.87 at the Father Bede Invite (4/24/10)…set a new PR in the outdoor 400m Hurdles with a time of 1:08.15 at the NEC Outdoor Championships (5/1/10)…set a PR in the indoor 200m with a time of 28.27 at the Bucknell Winter Classic (2/12/10)…at the Bison O&M (1/30/10), she set a new PR with a time of 1:04.86 in the indoor 400m…in the outdoor 500m, she set a PR with a time of 1:25.13 at the NEC Indoor Championships (2/20/10). HigH ScHool: Will compete right away for the Red Flash in sprints, especially hurdle events... holds the Deer Lakes H.S. record in the 100M hurdles with a time of 15.61... was part of the 4x400 Relay team that broke the school record with a time of 4:07... member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. perSonAl: Coached by Matt Shibley in high school... daughter of Valerie Hemphill and David Markovitch.

indoor

outdoor

60m - 8.65 200m - 28.36 400m - 1:07.79 Long Jump - 4.53m Triple Jump - 14.61m

100m - 13.01 200m - 26.72 400m - 1:04.79 Long Jump - 4.95m Triple Jump - 11.23m

indoor

outdoor

60m - 7.67 200m - 25.81 400m - 1:01.40 500m - 1:24.73

100m - 12.24 200m - 25.08 400m - 58.50 Long Jump - 5.49m

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indoor

outdoor

60m Hurdles - 10.26 200m - 28.27 400m - 1:04.86 500m - 1:25.13

100m Hurdles - 16.87 200m - 27.23 400m - 1:03.48 400m Hurdles - 1:08.15


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Rebecca Webster Sophomore | mid-distance Fort leonard Wood, mo. | newsome (Fla.) FreSHmAn (09-10: Webster set a PR in the outdoor 1500m with a time of 5:08.81 at the Bennie Benson Memorial (4/11/10)…set a PR in the outdoor 3000m at the Eric Kloiber Invitational (4/17/10) with a time of 11:12.95…set a PR in the indoor 3000m with a time of 11:37.90 at the PSU Relays (1/9/10)...ran a 21:33 at the Buffalo Stampede (9/19/09)...ran a 25:41 in the 6K at the Paul Short Invitational (10/2/09)...placed 55th out of 100 (20:58) at the 2009 NEC Championships (10/31/09)...ran a 26:20 at the 2009 NCAA Mid Atlantic Region (11/15/09). HigH ScHool: A versatile athlete and three-sport athlete from Newsome High School in Lithia, Florida… honored on Tampa Tribune’s All-County First Team… Newsome High School’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete... recipient of the Dr. Ben Walker Award (The Most Outstanding Female Cross Country Running in Hillsborough County)… also participated and lettered in track and soccer… received the Principal’s Honor Roll Award all four years of high school… inducted into the National Honor Society and Rho Kappa Honor Society. perSonAl: Physical Therapy major...coached by Orlando Greene in high school... daughter of Diana and Allan Webster.

indoor

outdoor

Mile - 5:30.00 3000m - 11:37.90

1500m - 5:08.81 3000m - 11:12.95

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newcomer Profiles

Hannah Brooks

Mariame Conde

Brittany Johnson

Freshman | mid-distance dysart, pa. | northern cambria

Freshman | Sprints/Hurdles darby, pa. | West catholic | Swenson

Freshman | Sprints Vienna, Va. | george c. marshall

HigH ScHool: Middle-distance runner from nearby Dysart, Pa.... earned letters in track & field, cross country, and soccer at Penn Cambria... named to the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference All-Conference team twice each in cross country and track & field... competed in the 1600m, 3200m, and the 4x800m Relay... president of National Honor Society... class salutatorian. perSonAl: Intends to become a Physician Assistant major... daughter of Candace and John Brooks.

HigH ScHool: Three-sport athlete at West Catholic and Swenson Art & Technology, earning letters in cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field… competed in the 400m and the 300m Hurdles… member of a state champion track & field team in high school… 2010 state champion in the 300m Hurdles… named All-American and All-State. perSonAl: Exploratory major… daughter of Hawa Sackor and Amara Conde.

HigH ScHool: Freshman sprinter/jumper from George C. Marshall, where she competed in every event between the 55m and the 400m… also competed in the High, Long, and Triple Jump… member of the 2007 Statesmen team that won the Indoor District Championship… All-State selection in the High Jump… holds school records for both the High Jump and 200m… set the meet record in the Triple Jump at the 2010 Nike Invitational… qualified for 2008 Nationals in the High Jump. perSonAl: Intends to major in Marketing… daughter of Keisha and Perry Williams.

indoor

outdoor 1600m - 5:43.34 3200m - 12:53.49

indoor

outdoor

55m - 7.37

High Jump - 5’4”

Keishana LaRose

Colleen Kelly

Maura Jones Sophomore | Sprints Frostburg, md. | mountain ridge

Freshman | mid-distance Altoona, pa. | bishop guilfoyle

HigH ScHool: Two-sport athlete at Mountain Ridge that lettered in both basketball and track & field… competed in the 200m and 400m for the Miners, as well as the 4x400m and the 4x800m relays… ranked third at the state meet in the 400m in 2009, and part of the second-place 4x800m relay…member of National Honor Society. perSonAl: Intends to major in Chemistry/PrePharmacy… daughter of Jennifer and Edward Jones.

HigH ScHool: Two-sport athlete at Bishop Guilfoyle that lettered three times apiece in cross country and track & field... middle-distance runner that competed in the 1600m and the 3200m... two-time All-Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference (LHAC) honoree in both cross country and track & field...member of National Honor Society. perSonAl: Intends to study to become a Physician Assistant... daughter of Monica and Luke Kelly.

indoor

outdoor

Mile - 6:23 3000m - 13:25.40

1600m - 5:41.23 3200m - 12:27.82

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Junior | Sprints brooklyn, n.y. | Acorn community | lincoln (pa.) college: Transferred to Saint Francis from Lincoln (Pa.) and begins her career at Saint Francis with junior eligibility… named cross country MVP at Lincoln… competed in long sprints and mid-distance at Lincoln, posting PR’s of 2:20 in the 800m and 56.8 in the 400m. perSonAl: Criminal Justice major… daughter of Yonette and Llywelyn LaRose.

indoor

outdoor 400m - 56.8 800m - 2:20


Nicole Leach

Megan Pfeil

Gloria Roberts

Freshman | Sprints new enterprise, pa. | northern bedford

Freshman | throws robinson, pa. | bishop mccort

Freshman | mid-distance upper marlboro, md. | Frederick douglass

HigH ScHool: Three-sport athlete at Northern Bedford that earned letters in volleyball, basketball, and track & field… part of four Hancock Invitational championship squads… two-time District V champion in the 100m and 200m, and 2010 champion in the 400m… took sixth at the Pennsylvana state meet in the 400m…Altoona Mirror Athlete of the Week…Scholar Athlete of the Year. perSonAl: Cousin of Todd Eckenroad ’94, who played football for the Red Flash and ranks fifth in career receptions… intends to major in Physical Therapy… daughter of Angela and Roy Leach.

HigH ScHool: Thrower from Bishop McCort that has competed in both the Discus and Shot Put… took eighth place in the Laurel Highlands Athletics Conference conference championship meet… also served as a cheerleader for the Crushers… member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. perSonAl: Intends to earn a degree as a Physician Assistant… daughter of Kimberly and Edward Pfeil.

HigH ScHool: Competed in both cross country and track & field at Frederick Douglass… ran mid-distance events between 800m and 3200m on the track, and also the 5000m… holds her high school’s record in the 1500m, 1600m, 3000m, 3200m, and the 5000m… member of National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America. perSonAl: Intends to major in Nursing… daughter of Sandra L. and Reginald Griffin.

Tynelle Taylor-Chase

Feleisha Wright

indoor

outdoor

indoor

outdoor

Discus - 66’11”

Mile - 5:14.45

800m - 2:16.95 1500m - 4:51.69 3200m - 11:17.61

Freshman | Sprints Whitby, ontario | notre dame catholic

Freshman | mid-distance philadelphia, pa. | Jules e. mastbaum

HigH ScHool: Long sprinter from Notre Dame Catholic who competed in the 200m 400m, 400m Hurdles, and the relays… member of Cougars team that has won an Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Association (OFSAA) championship… member of the gold medal 4x400m Relay team at OFSAA… PR’s include 1:03.24 in the 400m Hurdles and 57.84 in the 400m… named to “Track & Field Faces of the Future” in 2010…honor roll. perSonAl: Intends to major in Sociology/Criminal Justice… daughter of Sharon Chase and Robert Taylor.

HigH ScHool: Distance runner from Jules E. Mastbaum that ran unattached at meets, as her school did not field track & field or cross country teams.

indoor

outdoor 400m - 57.84 400m Hurdles - 1:03.24

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The northeast Conference

W

hen the Northeast Conference (NEC) was first established as the ECAC-Metro Conference back in 1981, the league’s founders had one goal in mind: to create a competitive NCAA Division I men’s basketball conference for unaffiliated schools on the Eastern seaboard. A single-sport entity at its inception, the NEC has grown far beyond expectations over the past three decades, having transformed itself into a burgeoning 12-member, 23-sport conference. To mark the NEC’s 30th Anniversary season in 2010-11, the Conference will proudly celebrate its heritage as its builds toward a promising future. The NEC and its member institutions are committed to providing opportunities for student-athletes to achieve their fullest potential both in athletic competition and in the classroom. Likewise, the Conference continually strives to be an NCAA Division I leader for athletic success, academic achievement and integrity, sportsmanship, equity and diversity, community partnership and national engagement. The remarkable success story of the conference began to unfold in 1985, when the league began sponsoring additional sports. Three years later, a change of name was in order and the Northeast Conference as we know it today was born. With membership and sport sponsorship continuing to grow over the next 25 years, the NEC now enjoys qualification or play-in access to 14 different NCAA Championships (baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s volleyball). Though the NEC has featured various incarnations since its inception, charter members Fairleigh Dickinson, Long Island, Robert Morris, St. Francis (NY), Saint Francis (PA) and Wagner remain part of the current 12-school alignment. They are joined by Monmouth (admitted in 1985), Mount St. Mary’s (1989), Central Connecticut State (1997), Quinnipiac (1998) and Sacred Heart (1999). NEC expansion continues with the addition of Bryant University in 2012 as the league’s 12th member, which will give the league a six-state geographic footprint with access to such major media markets as New York City, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Hartford and Providence. NEC member institutions now compete in 23 championship sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s bowling, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball. 31

2009-10 brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup overall standings 1. Sacred Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221.96 2. Monmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200.57 3. Long Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179.15 4. Robert Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . .166.61 5. Saint Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . .165.95 6. Central Connecticut State . .163.21 7. Mount St. Mary’s . . . . . . . . . .156.55 8. Quinnipiac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156.32 9. Fairleigh Dickinson . . . . . . . . .128.09 10. Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113.70 11. Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102.64 12. St. Francis College . . . . . . . . .86.68

2009-10 neC Commissioner’s Cup men’s standings 1. Monmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89.96 2. Sacred Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89.01 3. Central Connecticut State . . .82.36 4. Mount St. Mary’s . . . . . . . . . . . .74.08 5. Robert Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68.90 6. Saint Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65.32 7. Long Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59.23 8. Quinnipiac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58.05 9. Fairleigh Dickinson . . . . . . . . . .55.05 10. St. Francis College . . . . . . . . .48.69 11. Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.55 12. Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45.42

2009-10 Joan martin Commissioner’s Cup Women’s standings 1. Sacred Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132.95 2. Long Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119.92 3. Monmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .110.61 4. Saint Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . .100.63 5. Quinnipiac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98.27 6. Robert Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97.71 7. Mount St. Mary’s . . . . . . . . . . . .82.47 8. Central Connecticut State . . .80.85 9. Fairleigh Dickinson . . . . . . . . . .73.04 10. Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68.28 11. Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55.09 12. St. Francis College . . . . . . . . .37.99


Track & Field: northeast Conference Champions inDooR 2010 5000M - Anna Hoffman Shot Put - Christin Bridge 2009 3000M - Anna Hoffman 5000M - Anna Hoffman 2008 5000M - Anna Hoffman Shot Put - Lisa Morse Weight Throw - Kayla Herron Pole Vault - Elizabeth DeMedal 2007 Mile - Erika Jacobs 800M - Erika Jacobs Weight Throw - Diane Gmiter Shot Put - Diane Gmiter

the northeast conference championships

The Women’s Track and Field program is a member in the competitive Northeast Conference, and has long been one of the premier programs in the conference. Before a sixth-place finish in 2009, neither team had finished lower than 5th since 2001.

2005 outdoor cHAmpionS 2000 outdoor cHAmpionS

(left): Sarah Grossi’s win in the 3000m Steeplechase at the 2010 NEC Outdoor Championships was the first win on the track for a Red Flash athlete not named Anna Hoffman since Erika Jacob’s win in the 1500m at the 2007 Outdoor Championships. (below): Christin Bridge has won five individual NEC championships in her career, more than any other Red Flash thrower since 1999...and has one more year to go.

o u T DooR 2010 3000M Steeplechase - Sarah Grossi Shot Put - Christin Bridge Discus - Christin Bridge 2009 1500M - Anna Hoffman 5000M - Anna Hoffman Shot Put - Christin Bridge Discus - Christin Bridge 2008 5000M - Anna Hoffman Hammer Throw - Kayla Herron 2007 Hammer Throw - Mandy Klingensmith 3000M Steeplechase - Anna Hoffman 1500M - Erika Jacobs 10,000M - Taryn Gibson 2006 Hammer Throw - Mandy Klingensmith

2006 Shot Put - Lisa Morse

2005 800M - Erika Jacobs 3000MSteeplechase - Bridget Campbell High Jump - Linda Dolansk Shot Put - Diane Gmiter

Weight Throw - Mandy Klingensmith

2005 800M - Erika Jacobs Shot Put - Diane Gmiter

2004 Pole Vault - Melanie Loughlin Triple Jump - Nicole Armfield

2004 Triple Jump - Nicole Armfield

2003 High Jump - Lindsey Stefan Pole Vault - Erin Walczak Triple Jump - Nicole Armfield Shot Put - Cycerli Ash Javelin - Alicia Westover Discus - Cycerli Ash

2003 High Jump - Lindsey Stefan Pole Vault - Erin Walczak 2002 High Jump - Lindsey Stefan

2002 1500M - Kelly Reap 100M Hurdles - Akaliah Wallace

2001 60M - Carolee Clarke High Jump - Lindsey Stefana

2001 High Jump - Lindsey Stefan Long Jump - Nicole Armfield Javelin - Alicia Westover

2000 5000M - Kate Wallace Weight Throw - Nicole Hollman

2000 3000M - Kate Wallace 5000M - Kate Wallace Hammer Throw - Nicole Hollman Javelin - Karen Rathfon

1999 5000M - Kate Wallace Shot Put - Nicole Hollman Weight Throw - Nicole Hollman

1999 Javelin - Karen Rathfon

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Cross Country: All-northeast Conference honors tHe red FlASH nortHeASt conFerence dynASty The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cross Country Team has enjoyed a period of sustained success over the past ten years, consistently competing for Northeast Conference championships and establishing itself as one of the conference elite. The Red Flash won a then-record four consecutive conference championships in the early part of the 2000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and before this season had not finished out of the top five at the NEC Championships in at least ten years.

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All-nortHeASt conFerence perFormerS - Since 1998 2009 Sarah Grossi - 10th Anna Hoffman - 13th 2008 Anna Hoffman - 8th Shannon Kovack - 13th 2007 Anna Hoffman - 5th Shannon Kovack - 11th 2006 Erika Jacobs - 2nd Taryn Gibson - 4th Anna Hoffman - 8th 2005 Whitney Schnarr - 2nd Erika Jacobs - 6th Shannon Kovack - 8th 2004 Whitney Schnarr - 2nd Taryn Gibson - 6th Laura Beach - 9th Erika Jacobs - 11th

2003 Erika Jacobs - 2nd Laura Beach - 8th Whitney Schnarr - 9th Amy Shoemaker - 10th 2002 Kristen Cerasi - 1st Laura Beach - 7th Beth Pile - 9th Kelly Reap - 12th 2001 Beth Pile - 2nd Janel Strittmatter - 7th Kelly Reap - 10th Laura Beach - 12th Tracey Molnar - 14th 2000 Beth Pile - 3rd Elizabeth Kempton - 11th 1999 Roberta Pickens - 2nd Kate Wallace - 12th 1998 Roberta Pickens - 7th

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Left: Freshman Gloria Roberts won the College Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s individual title at the 2010 Father Bede Hines Invitational, hosted by Saint Francis University at Immergrun Golf Club.

Right (L to R): Sarah Grossi, Feleisha Wright, and Katie Cianci dominated the field at the 2010 Cappy Anderson Invitational, hosted by Maryland - Eastern Shore. They were three of the four Red Flash harriers to finish in the top-10 as Saint Francis cruised to the victory.

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ReD FlAsh ReCoRD booK: All-Time ToP PeRFoRmAnCes indoor

3000 meters

(this list is incomplete, and a work in progress)

1.

10:03.00

2. 3.

60 meters

4.

58’8.75”/17.90m Gmiter

2007

Hoffman

2009

5.

57’7.75”/17.57m Klingensmith

2007

10:15.58

Wallace

2000

Shot put

10:23.35

Cerasi

2003

1.

49’9.25”/15.17m Gmiter

2007

1.

7.77

Hardy

2007

5000 meters

2.

47’7.75”/14.52m Morse

2007

2.

7.77

Smallwood

2007

1.

17:23.11

Hoffman

2008

3.

47’2.25”/14.39m Bridge

2010

3.

7.99©

Koenig

2003

2.

17:40.50

Wallace

2000

4.

45’1.75”/13.76m Mackel

2003

1.

25.75

Smallwood, Brittni

2007

3. 18:23.52 Pile 4x400 meter relay 1. 4:03.09 Clark, O’Driscoll, Hughes, Pearson 2. 4:07.29 SFU 3. 4:09.10 Hurd, Haffner, Staily, Cianci 4. 4:11.45 Staily, Markovitch, Hurd, Kline 5. 4:11.70 SFU

2.

25.81

Hurd, Alexis

2010

4x800 meter relay

3.

25.86

Hardy, Kora

2006

1.

9:40.34

Hughes, Reap,

4.

26.21

Snively

2001 2.

9:57.52

Grossi, Williams,

4.

8.05

Staily, Christy

2010

5.

8.06

Morey, Julie

2010

60 meter Hurdles 1.

9.05

Wallace

2002

2.

9.13 ©

Armfield

2002

3.

9.36

Harmon, Sarah

2010

4.

9.38

Morey, Julia

2007

200 meters

400 meters

2002 2001 2007 2010 2010 2009 2002

Pinder, Campbell 2010

1.

58.66

Hughes

2004

2.

59.27

Snively

2000

3.

10:33.84

SFU

2008

3.

59.92

Hardy

2007

4.

10:44.70

SFU

2009

4.

1:00.48

O’Driscoll

2001

long Jump

5.

1:00.87

Roberts

2004

1.

18’4.5”/5.60mClair

2003

500 meters

Haffner, Reist

2.

17’11”/5.46m Armfield

2003

1.

1:16.45

Hughes

2002

3.

17’6.75”/5.35m Albee

2007

2.

1:19.64

Snively

2000

4.

17’4”/5.28m Hardy

2007

3.

1:20.44

Pearson

1999

5.

17’2”/5.23m Gryshuk

1999

4.

1:20.68

A. Kalinoski

2001

triple Jump

5.

1:21.12

O’Driscoll

2001

1.

37’9.5”/11.51m Armfield

2004

2.

37’4.5”/11.39m Poplaski

1998

800 meters 1.

2:11.63

Jacobs

2007

3.

36’5”/11.09m Albee

2007

2.

2:18.02

Hughes

2004

4.

35’1.75”/10.71m Heddings

2010

3.

2:19.57

Pinder

2002

High Jump

4.

2:19.96

Haffner, Jennifer

2010

1.

5’8”/1.72m

5.

2:20.42

Reap

2002

2.

5’4.5”/1.63m Duke

2001 2007

1000 meters

Stefan

3.

5’1”/1.54m

Dolansky

2:51.94

Jacobs

2007

4.

5’0”/1.52m

Kempton

2.

2:59.48

Schnarr

2004

5.

4’11.75”/1.51m Poplaski

3.

3:03.29

Reap

2002

pole Vault

4.

3:04.62

Pinder

2001

1.

11’9.5”/3.59mLoughlin

2004

5.

3:05.05

Haffner, Jennifer

2010

2.

10’11.75”/3.35m DeMedal

2008

3.

10’10”/3.30m Walczak

2005 2006 2010 2001 2008 2001 2001

Hardy, Kora Snively, Nichole Hurd, Alexis Smallwood, Brittni Armfield, Nicole Wallace, Akilah Yeager, Cassidy

2005 2000 2010 2007 2001 2002 2001

Weishorn, Brandy Snively, Nichole Hughes, Marcella Jacobs, Erika

1999 2000 2004 2005

2003

2000

4:55.02

Schnarr

2005

4.

10’5.5”/3.19mDeMedal

2009

2.

4:57.56

Jacobs

2005

5.

10’4”/3.15m Crum

2008

3.

5:02.51

Reap

2002

Weight throw

4.

5:04.94

Hoffman

2008

1.

61’/18.59m

5.

5:10.01

Grossi, Sarah

2010

2.

60’0.5”/18.30m Hollman

1999

3.

59’1.25”/18.01m Herron

2006

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Hardy, Kora Smallwood, Brittni Hurd, Alexis Snively, Nichole King, Sydney Yeager, Cassidy Wallace, Akilah

1999

1.

Herron

100 meters 1. 11.89 2. 12.28 3. 12.37 4. 12.44 © 5. 12.55 6. 12.64 © 7. 12.68 200 meters 1. 24.67 2. 25.42 3. 25.45 4. 25.53 5. 25.84 © 6. 26.02 6. 26.14 © 400 meters 1. 58.13 2. 58.18 3. 58.26 4. 58.72

2002

1.

mile

outdoor

2008

Taryn Gibson (above) set NEC Outdoor Championships record in the 10,000m, running a 36:19.44 in 2007, a mark that still stands today. She owns the SFU record with a time of 36:18.38 set in 2006.


5. 58.98 6. 59.47 7. 1:00.40 8. 1:00.84 9. 1:02.07 10. 1:02.27 800 meters 1. 2:08.36 2. 2:13.89 3. 2:16.14 4. 2:16.78 5. 2:18.13 6. 2:19.40 7. 2:20.78 8. 2:20.93 9. 2:21.06 10. 2:22.36 1500 meters 1. 4:24.78 2. 4:34.48 3. 4:41.66 4. 4:42.25 5. 4:42.29 6. 4:45.14 7. 4:47.40 8. 4:47.44 © 3000 meters 1. 9:38.62 2. 10:00.28 3. 10:10.28 4. 10:33.80 5. 10:48.17 6. 10:48.27 7. 10:53.24 © 8. 10:56.74 9. 10:58.37 10. 11:12.95 5000 meters 1. 16:38.34 2. 17:17.60 3. 17:21.59 4. 17:35.30 5. 17:53.94 6. 17:59.54 7. 18:12.04 10,000 meters 1. 36:18.38 2. 36.35.70 3. 36:26.78 4. 37:15.74 5. 37:58.20 6. 38:12.16 7. 38:35.35 8. 38:41.35 9. 38:59.66

Hardy, Kora Clarke, Carolee Pearson, Tammy Doering, Beth Hurd, Alexis Haffner, Jennifer

2007 2001 2000 1991 2010 2010

Jacobs, Erika Schnarr, Whitney Hughes, Marcella Haffner, Jennifer Pearson, Tammy Artise, Toni Williams, Danielle Reap, Kelly Reist, Hannah Ward, Corrie

2005 2005 2003 2010 1999 2005 2010 2002 2009 1997

Schnarr, Whitney Jacobs, Erika Pickens, Roberta Reap, Kelly Hoffman, Anna Wallace, Kate Wallace, Toni Pinder, Sara

2006 2007 1997 2002 2009 2000 2006 2001

Schnarr, Whitney Wallace, Kate Pickens, Roberta Strittmatter, Janel Beach, Laura Kovack, Shannon Pile, Elizabeth McTavish, Mandy Molnar, Tracey Webster, Rebecca

2005 2000 1999 2000 2005 2005 2001 1995 2000 2010

Schnarr, Whitney Hoffman, Anna Gibson, Taryn Pickens, Roberta Wallace, Kate Beach, Laura Strittmatter, Janel

2006 2010 2006 1999 2000 2002 2002

Gibson, Taryn Hoffman, Anna Wallace, Kate Kovack, Shannon Sheehan, Allyson Beach, Laura Pile, Elizabeth Molnar, Tracey Strittmatter, Jenel

2006 2010 2000 2008 2010 2003 2002 2002 2002

3000 meter Steeplechase 1. 11:01.84 Campbell, Bridget 2. 11:15.42 Hoffman, Anna 3. 11:16.76 Sheehan, Allyson 4. 11:20.50 Grossi, Sarah 5. 12:14.84 Reist, Hannah 6. 12:19.10 Bork, Kristen 7. 12:28.89 Frankhouser, Kara 8. 12:46.14 Koenig, Beth 9. 12:49.92 Reap, Kelly 100 meter Hurdles 1. 14.32 Wallace, Akilah 2. 14.97 Potts, Shafeeha 3. 15.11 Kalkstein, Jennifer 4. 15.22 Armfield, Nicole 5. 15.28 Harmon, Sarah 6. 15.59 Morey, Julie 7. 15.78 Staily, Christie 8. 16.46 Brownyard, Nicole 400 meter Hurdles 1. 1:02.87 Roberts, Elena 2. 1:04.04 Staily, Christy 3. 1:04.65 Kalkstein, Jennifer 4. 1:05.32 Potts, Shafeeha 5. 1:05.35 O’Driscoll, Brianne 6. 1:06.52 Kline, Kayla 7. 1:06.78 Brownyard, Nicole 8. 1:06.94 Doering, Beth 9. 1:08.15 Markovitch, Jessica 10. 1:09.54 © Gryshuk, Amy 4x100 meter relay 1. 47.97 SFU 2. 48.37 SFU 3. 48.51 King, Staily Morey, Hurd 4. 48.76 Wallace, Roberts, Clair, Armfield 5. 48.92 Pasierb, Hardy, Potts, Smallwood 6. 48.92 Wallace, Yeager, Walczak, Armfield 7. 49.02 Wallace, Roberts, Walczak, Armfield 8. 49.04 © Wallace, Yeager, Clark, Snively 9. 49.20 Walczak, Yeager, Clarke, Snively 10. 49.24 Staily, Hurd, Morey, Liberatore 4x200 meter relay 1. 1:43.38 Wallace, Armfield, Yeager, Walczak 2. 1:44.42 Pasierb, Smallwood, Potts, Hardy 3. 1:44.61 Weishorn, Kalinoski, Clarke, Snively

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1:44.99

Snively, Armfield, Yeager, Walczak

4x400 meter relay 1. 3:55.34 Wallace, Hughes, Armfield, Roberts 2. 3:56.90 Hughes, Clarke, Wallace, Armfield 3. 3:57.21 SFU 4. 3:58.13 Kalinoski, Weishorn, Pearson, Snively 5. 4:01.87 Roberts, Hughes, Armfield, Clair 6. 4:05.11 Hurd, Staily, Haffner, Cianci 7. 4:06.11 Kline, Staily, Haffner, Hurd 8. 4:08.24 Roberts, Hughes, Wallace, Clair 9. 4:10.58 SFU 10. 4:11.06 SFU 4x800 meter relay 1. 9:20.30 Campbell, Artise, Schnarr, Jacobs 2. 9:23.65 Cianci, Williams, Reist, Haffner 3. 9:25.75 Cianci, Haffner, Williams, Grossi 4. 9:29.21 Schnarr, Gibson, Hughes, Jacobs 5. 9:29.73 Artise, Schnarr, Jacobs, Hyland 6. 9:34.06 Pearson, Pinder, Wallace, Strittmatter 7. 9:36.59 Lion, Artise, Hyland, Schnarr 8. 9:38.05 Williams, Reist, Frydrych, Haffner 9. 9:39.64 © Pinder, Reap,

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Kalinoski, Pearson Lisa Morse (above) won a number of NEC titles in 10. 9:40.95 SFU 2008 her career, and she still holds the school record in the Discus.


ReD FlAsh ReCoRD booK: All-Time ToP PeRFoRmAnCes Sprint medley relay 1. 1:51.54 Weishorn, Clarke, Snively, Pearson distance medley relay 1. 12:02.71 Jacobs, Hardy, Artise, Schnarr 2. 12:17.28 Schnarr, Roberts, Hughes, Gibson 3. 12:35.85 Reap, Hughes, Campbell, Pile 4. 12:40.84 Strittmatter, Kalinoski, Pearson, Pickens Shuttle Hurdle relay 1. 1:04.93 Harmon, Staily, Morey, Brownyard 2. 1:06.79 Armfield, Wallace, Roberts, Duke High Jump 1. 5’8”/1.72m Stefan, Lindsey 2. 5’6”/1.67m Dolansky, Linda 3. 5’5”/1.65m Duke, Kim 4. 5’4.5”/1.63m Corna, Erin 5. 5’4.25”/1.63mDolansky, Linda 6. 5’0”/1.52m Wilson, Kristi 7. 4’9”/1.45m Miller, Elizabeth long Jump 1. 18’7.75”/5.68m Armfield, Nicole 2. 18’2.5”/5.54m Gryshuk, Amy 3. 18’2”/5.53m Palazzi, Brianna 4. 18’0.25”/5.49m Walko, Apryle 18’0.25”/5.49m Hurd, Alexis 6. 17’11.75”/5.48m Clair, Tracie 7. 17’10.75”/5.45m Hardy, Kora 8. 17’7.75”/5.37m Poplaski, Jill 9. 17’2.25”/5.23m Albee, Jill triple Jump 1. 39’1.75”/11.93m Armfield, Nicole 2. 38’2.75”/11.65m Albee, Jill 3. 37’10”/11.53m Palazzi, Brianna 4. 37’3.75”/11.37m Albee, Jill 5. 36’10.25”/11.23m Heddings, Fallon 6. 36’3”/11.04m Poplaski, Jill 7. 35’9”/10.89m Wallace, Akaliah 8. 35’6”/10.82m Loughlin, Melanie 9. 35’3.75”/10.76m Gryshuk, Amy pole Vault 1. 12’0”/3.65m Walczak, Erin 2. 11’6”/3.50m Loughlin, Melanie 3. 10’11.75”/3.35m DeMedal, Elizabeth 4. 10’6”/3.20m Crum, Brittany 10’6”/3.20m Wolfe, Hannah 5. 10’0”/3.04m Koenig, Katie 6. 9’11.25”/3.02m Genesi, Andrea 7. 9’2.25”/2.80m Cicerchi, Lisa 8. 8’6”/2.59m Walko, Apryle 9. 6’0.75”/1.84m Scott, Shalonne

Hammer 1. 184’4”/56.18m Hollman, Nicole 2. 180’7”/55.05m Herron, Kayla 3. 176’6.50”/53.80m Gmiter, Diane 4. 171’10”/52.37mKlingensmith, Mandy 5. 170’8”/52.01m Mackel, Melissa 6. 164’8.25”/50.19m Sommers, Megan

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Erika Jacobs (above) won five individual NEC championships in her career, including a win in the 800m in the Red Flash’s 2005 NEC Outdoor championship. She was also part of two Red Flash cross country championships in 2003 and 2005. Shot put 1. 50’3”/15.31m Gmiter, Diane 2. 49’9.75”/15.09m Bridge, Christin 3. 48’10.75”/14.90m Morse, Lisa 4. 44’6”/13.56m Hollman, Nicole 5. 44’2”/13.46m Ash, Cycerli 6. 44’0”/13.41m Mackel, Melissa 7. 43’10.75”/13.38m Herron, Kayla

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discus 1. 158’4”/48.26m 2. 148’0”/45.11m 3. 145’2”/44.26m 4. 141’/42.98m 5. 139’3”/42.44m 6. 132’2”/40.28m

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Morse, Lisa Ash, Cycerli Herron, Kayla Bridge, Christin Klingensmith, Mandy Brian, Jenna

Javelin 1. 143’4”/43.68m Westover, Alicia 2. 140’5”/42.79m Mackel, Melissa 3. 130’10”/39.87mGmiter, Diane 4. 129’9”/39.54m Rathfon, Karen 5. 126’8”/38.60m Yeager, Cassidy 6. 121’9”/37.12m Dinger, Cara 7. 119’10”/36.52mMorse, Lisa 8. 117’5”/35.78m McHenry, Heather 9. 116’8”/35.56m Towers, Siobhan

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2010-11 Women's Track & Field and Cross Country Yearbook  

A collection of records and features on the 2010-11 Saint Francis Women's Track & Field and Cross Country teams.

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