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BULLDOGS TABLE OF CONTENTS

2013 MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY TRACK AND FIELD MEDIA GUIDE

INTRODUCTION

Cover.......................................................1 Table of Contents...................................2 Media Information..............................3-4

THE 2012 SEASON PREVIEW Cross Country Schedule........................5 Track & Field Schedule......................6-7 Men’s Roster...........................................8 Women’s Roster.....................................9

THE 2012 TEAM

Director of Track & Field...............10-11 Head Coach.....................................12-13 Coaching Staff.................................14-18 Bulldogs............................................19-45 Lady Bulldogs..................................46-67

THE 2011 REVIEW

Season Highlights.................................69 Men’s Outdoor Review........................70 Women’s Indoor Review.....................71 Women’s Outdoor Review...................72 Cross Country Records & Awards.....73 Cross Country Review....................74-75 Women at the SEC Championship76-77 Men at the SEC Championship..........78 NCAA Qualifying Standards.........79-80 NCAA East Regional...........................81 NCAA Outdoor Championships.........82

THE HISTORY

Men School Record..............................83 Women School Record.........................84 All-Time Indoor Superlatives.............85 Men All-Time Superlative..............86-87

Women All-Time Superlative.........88-89 Men’s Letterwinners.......................90-91 Women’s Letterwinners......................92 SEC Champions...................................93 NCAA Champions................................94 All-American...................................95-96 Olympians.............................................97

THE UNIVERSITY

Templeton Center.................................98 SEC Academic Honor Roll...........99-100 Athletic Training Facilities.........101-102 University Story..........................103-104 Logos...................................................105 MSU Track & Field Reunion.....106-107 MSU Administration..........................108 Carl Maddox Track...........................109 HailState & Maroon & White........... 110 ON THE COVERS

Mississippi State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. Dr. Tommy Stevenson Jr., Director of the Office of Diversity and Equality Programs (McArthur Hall, Room 106, P.O. Box 6199, Mississippi State, MS 39762 / 662-325-2493) has been designated as the responsible employee to coordinate efforts to carry out responsibilities and make investigations of complaints relating to discrimination in conforming with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

MEDIA GUIDE CREDITS

The Mississippi State track and field media guide is a publication of the Mississippi State Athletic Media Relations Office. It has been specifically prepared to assist the media members in their coverage of the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. Additional assistance can be provided by contacting Sarah Layne with the MSU Athletic Media Relations Office at 662-325-0540. The guide was written and designed by Sarah Layne with additional support from John Schaffhauser of Schaffhauser Design in Canton, Miss. Editorial, research and writing assistance provided by Gregg Ellis. Pictures were provided by Will Gage, Mansel Guerry, Russ Houston, Bill Simmonds and University Relations.

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2012-2013 STAFF DIRECTORY

Name

Title, Email

Mike Nemeth

Senior AD/Media Relations nemeth@athletics.msstate.edu

(B)

662.325.2723

John R. Cade

Assistant AD/Media Relations jrcade@athletics.msstate.edu

(B)

662.325.0971

Gregg Ellis

Assistant Director gellis@athletics.msstate.edu

(H)

662.325.3595

Brock Turnipseed

Assistant Director bturnipseed@athletics.msstate.edu

(H)

662.325.7556

Kyle Neblitt

Assistant Director kneblitt@athletics.msstate.edu

(B)

662.325.0972

Joe Dier

Assistant Director jbdier@athletics.msstate.edu

(BB) 662.325.8040

Joe Galbraith

Assistant Director jgalbraith@athletics.msstate.edu

(B)

662.325.0967

Diane Keith

Administrative Assistant dkeith@athletics.msstate.edu

(H)

662.325.0540

Office Phone

(B) Bryan Building; (H) Humphrey Coliseum; (BB) Baseball Office Building

TRACK AND FIELD CONTACT Sarah Layne

ATHLETICBULLDOGS MEDIA RELATIONS

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS

AMR Bryan....................................... 662 - 325 - 2703 AMR Coliseum................................. 662 - 325 - 0540 AMR Bryan Fax................................ 662 - 325 - 2563 AMR Coliseum Fax........................... 662 - 325 - 0145 Layne Cell......................................... 828 - 674 - 0558 Layne E-Mail............. SLayne@athletics.msstate.edu

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BULLDOGS MEDIA INFORMATION

COACH/ATHLETE INTERVIEWS

All interviews with coaches should be directed through the MSU Athletic Media Relations office. Please contact Sarah Layne at 662-325-0540 or 828-674-0558 to arrange an interview time. Coaches are primarily available for interview by phone or in person from 9-11 a.m., depending on the team’s travel schedule. Interviews with student-athletes are encouraged; however, all interviews must be arranged through Layne in the Athletic Media Relations Office. Interviews will be arranged according to the schedule of each individual athlete, and are usually conducted before or after scheduled practices. This policy facilitates the orderly scheduling and completion of the desired interview. All interviews must be arranged at least 24 hours in advance. MSU Athletic Media Relations will not supply the media home or cellular telephone numbers for student-athletes. Likewise, training room, locker room and apartment/dormitory areas are considered private player areas and are off-limits to the media. If you are unable to reach Layne please contact Gregg Ellis at 662-325-3595. The Southeastern Conference release will be released every week beginning in mid-January by the SEC office. The SEC contact for track and field is Ayanna Wakefield. Wakefield’s office number is 205458-3000. Media members may also gain access to MSU and SEC releases via www.secsportsmedia. com.

University

Location ................................................... Starkville, Miss. Founded ................................................February 28,1878 Enrollment............................................................... 19,644 Nickname.................................. Bulldogs & Lady Bulldogs Colors................................ Maroon (PMS 202) and White Facility........................................... W.O. Spencer Stadium Conference....................................................Southeastern President............................................Dr. Mark E. Keenum Athletic Director.......................................... Scott Stricklin Associate AD/Women’s Sports..........................Ann Carr Faculty Ath. Rep......................................Dr. Steve Turner

Track & Field Staff

Director of Track...............................................Al Schmidt Head Coach...................................................Steve Dudley Assistant Coaches.....................................Steve Thomas Houston Franks April Thomas Garfield Ellenwood Volunteer Assistant Coach...........Russell Tate, Joe Gant Administrative Assistant.....................Michelle Scrivener Track & Field Office Phone...................... (662) 325-2892 Track & Field Office Fax . ........................ (662) 325-9051

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MSU ON THE INTERNET

Visit the official Mississippi State Athletics home page on the Internet at www.mstateathletics.com. The site offers up-to-date information on all of MSU’s 16 varsity sports, including schedules and results, player and coach biographies, as well as the latest news from each of the MSU athletic teams.

TRACK FACILITY LOCATION

The W.O. Spencer Stadium/Carl Maddox Track is located just off U.S. Highway 82 on Lakeview Drive, across from the Bryan Athletic Administration Building on campus. Adjacent to the MSU practice football fields, A.J. Pitts Tennis Centre, the MSU Softball Field and the Holliman Athletic Center. The W.O. Spencer Stadium/Carl Maddox Track is also within a half mile of MSU’s Humphrey Coliseum and Dudy Noble Field. Parking is available adjacent to the facility and across the street from the Shira Fieldhouse/Holliman Athletic Center. SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE Location Birmingham, Ala. Commissioner Mike Slive Media Relations Contact Sean Cartell Phone 205 - 458 - 3000 E-Mail scartell@sec.org Website www.secsports.com

Athletic Media Reltaions

Athletic Track & Field Contact.....................Sarah Layne Office Phone......................................... (662) 325-0540 Office Fax.............................................. (662) 325-2563 E-Mail........................... SLayne@athletics.msstate.edu Cell Phone............................................. (828) 674-0558 Official Web Site.................................. www.hailstate.com Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5308 Mississippi State, MS 39762 Overnight Mailing Address: Bryan Athletic Administration Building 288 Lakeview Drive Mississippi State, MS 39762 Southeastern Conference Address: Southeastern Conference 2201 North Richard Arrington Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35203 Sean Cartell - SEC Contact (205) 458-3000 scartell@sec.org

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DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

Sat, Sept. 01

Berry/Univ. of the South Invite

Rome, GA

Sat, Sept. 15

Commodore Classic

Nashville, TN

Fri, Sept. 28

Notre Dame Invite

South Bend, IN

Sat, Oct. 13

Crimson Classic

Tuscaloosa, AL

Fri, Oct. 26

SEC Championships

Nashville, TN

Fri, Nov. 09

NCAA South Regional

Tallahassee, FL

Sat, Nov. 17

NCAA Championships

Louisville, KY

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2013 TRACK & BULLDOGS FIELD INDOOR SCHEDULE 6

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

Fri, Nov 30

Birmingham Southern

Birmingham, AL

Sat, Dec 1

Birmingham Southern

Birmingham, AL

Thur, Jan 10

UAB Invitational

Birmingham, AL

Fri, Jan 11

UAB Invitational

Birmingham, AL

Sat, Jan 12

Alabama High Tide

Birmingham, AL

Sat, Jan 19

Auburn Invitational

Birminham, AL

Fri, Feb 1

New Balanace Invitatinal

New York, NY

Sat, Feb 2

New Balanace Invitatinal

New York, NY

Fri, Feb 1

Meyo Invite

South Bend, IN

Sat, Feb 2

Meyo Invite

South Bend, IN

Fri, Feb 8

Tyson Invitational

Fayetteville, AR

Sat, Feb 9

Tyson Invitational

Fayetteville, AR

Fri, Feb 8

Samford Multi Invite

Birmingham, AL

Sat, Feb 9

Samford Multi Invite

Birmingham, AL

Fri, Feb 15

LSU Twilight

Baton Rouge, LA

Fri, Feb 22

SEC Championships

Fayetteville, AR

Sat, Feb 23 Sun, Feb 24

SEC Championships

Fayetteville, AR

SEC Championships

Fayetteville, AR

Sat, Mar 2

Last Chance Qualifier

TBA

Sun, Mar 3

Last Chance Qualifier

TBA

Thur, Mar 7

NCAA Championship

Fayetteville, AR

Fri, Mar 8

NCAA Championship

Fayetteville, AR

Sat, Mar 9

NCAA Championship

Fayetteville, AR

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DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

Fri, Mar 15 Sat, Mar 16 Sat, Mar 23 Wed, Mar 27 Thu, Mar 28 Fri, Mar 29 Sat, Mar 30 Sat, Apr 6 Sat, Apr 13 Thur, Apr 18 Fri, Apr 19 Sat, Apr 20 Thur, Apr 25 Fri, Apr 26 Sat, Apr 27 Sun, Apr, 21 Thu, Apr 26 Fri, Apr 27 Sat, Apr 28 Thur, May 9 Fri, May 10 Sat, May 11 Sun, May 12 Thur, May 23 Fri, May 24 Sat, May 25 Wed, June 5 Thur, June 6 Fri, June 7 Sat, June 8

MSU Invite MSU High School Invite BIG10/SEC Challenge Texas Relays Texas Relays Texas Relays Texas Relays Alabama Invite Battle on the Bayou Mt. SAC Relays Mt. SAC Relays Jace LaCoste Invite Penn Relays Penn Relays Penn Relays Auburn Invitational Penn Relays Penn Relays Penn Relays SEC Championships SEC Championships SEC Championship SEC Championship NCAA First Round NCAA First Round NCAA First Round NCAA Championship NCAA Championship NCAA Championship NCAA Championship

Starkville, MS Starkville, MS Starkville, MS Austin, TX Austin, TX Austin, TX Austin, TX Tuscaloosa, AL Baton Rouge, LA Walnut, CA Walnut, CA Starkville, MS Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA Auburn, AL Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA Columbia, MO Columbia, MO Columbia, MO Columbia, MO Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Greensboro, NC Eugene, OR Eugene, OR Eugene, OR Eugene, OR

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BULLDOGS MENS ROSTER 8

Name Nathan Arnett Daundre Barnaby John Bourgeouis Austin Britton Carson Britton Michael Clark Sam Cox Julian Duarte Mathew Dunn Jacob Fuller Luke Hargreaves Jason Harper Scottie Hearn Marcus Jackson James Jarvis Patrick Johnson Phillip Johnson Curtis Kelly Nathan Lewis Henry Li Brandon McBride Antavius McGhee Randy Patterson Jarrett Samuels Juan Sanchez Nicholas Soefje Tavaris Tate John Valentine Cameron Vernier Juan Villarreal A.J. Ward Tyrone Walker Matt Weickert O’Neal Wilder

Pos. Sprints Sprints Pole Vault Distance Distance Distance Pole Vault Distance Distance Distance Distance Jumps Sprints Jumps Pole Vault Pole Vault Distance Distance Distance Distance Distance Jumps Sprints Jumps Distance Throws Sprints Distance Distance Distance Jumps Distance Distance Sprints

Yr. Sr. Sr. So. So. R-So. Jr. So. Jr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. R-So. Sr. R-Jr. Fr. R-So. R-Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. R-So. Sr. Jr. Jr. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. R-Fr. Sr.

Exp. Hometown (Prev School) TR Fort Dodge, IA (Iowa Central CC) 2L Hartford, CT (Weaver HS) 1L Bay St. Louis, MS (St. Stanislaus Prep.) 1L North Robinson, OH (Colonel Crawford HS) 1L Bucyrus, OH (North Robinson HS) 2L Waukesha, WI (Waukesha-South HS) 1L Memphis, TN (Memhis University HS) 2L Houston, TX (Mayde Creek HS) HS Decatur, AL (Austin HS) HS Huntsville, AL (Huntsville HS) HS Adelaide, Australia (Concordia College) 2L Milford, DE (Milford Senior School) HS 2L Carrollton, MS (J.Z. George HS) 1L Madison, MS (Madison Central HS) 3L Memphis, TN (Briarcrest Christian HS) 2L Homewood, AL (Homewood HS) HS Bakersfield, CA (Stockdale HS) 1L Bremen, AL (Cold Springs HS) 2L Katy, TX (Seven Lakes HS) HS Windsor, Ontario (W.F. Herman HS) HS Coldwater, MS (Coldwater HS) 2L Newburgh, NY (Newburgh free Academy) 1L Charlotte, NC (Evelyn Mack Academy) 2L Plano, TX (Plano HS) 1L Frisco, TX (Wakeland HS) 3L Starkville, MS (Starkville HS) 2L Arlington, TX (Arlington Martin HS) 2L McKinney, TX (McKinney HS) HS Lake Horn, MS (Lake Horn HS) HS Jackson, MS (Clinton HS) HS Herndon, VA (Westfield HS) HS Suwanee, GA (Peachtree Ridge HS) 3L Carthage, MS (Carthage HS)

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Event Yr. Exp. Hometown (Prev School) Distance Fr. HS Frankfurt, Germany (Ottheirrich-Gymnasium) Sprints So. 1L Barrie, Ontario (Innisdale Secondary School) Jumps So. 1L Byhalia, MS (Byhalia HS) Jumps So. 1L Ponotoc, MS (Pontotoc HS) Distance R-Fr. HS Hammond, LA ( St. Thomas Aquinas) Sprints R-Fr. HS Olive Branch, MS (Center Hill HS) Distance Sr. 3L Corinth, MS (Corinth HS) Distance R-Fr. HS Caledonia, MS (Caledonia HS) Hurdles Sr. 3L Greenville, MS (Greenville-Weston HS) Jumps Fr. HS Mettairie, LA (Mount Carmel Academy) Jumps So. 1L Chattanooga, TN (Baylor HS) Distance R-Fr. HS Englewoord, TN (McMinn Central HS) Jumps Sr. 3L Gulfport, MS (Gulfport HS) Combined Events Sr. 3L Jamaica (St. Elizabeth HS) Jumps Jr. 2L Jamaica (St. Elizabeth HS) Distance Fr. HS Munich, Germany (Katharinen-Gymnasium) Throws R-Fr. HS Geismar, LA (Dutchtown HS) High Jump Sr. 3L Cincinnati, OH (Withrow University HS) Distance Jr. 2L Huntsville, AL (Sparkman HS) Jumps So. 1L Horn Lake, MS (Horn Lake HS) Jumps Fr. HS Olive Branch, MS (Lewisburg HS) Distance R-Sr. 2L Beech Grove, IN (Beech Grove HS) Distance So. 1L Tallahassee, FL (Lawton Chiles HS) Sprints Fr. HS Distance Fr. HS Arlington, TX (James Martin HS) Sprints Sr. 3L Jamaica (Wolmers HS for Girls) Distance So. 1L Athabasca, AB (Edwin Parr Composite HS) Distance R-Jr. 2L Flagstaff, AZ (Flagstaff HS) Distance R-Jr. 2L Huntsville, AL (Sparkman HS) Combined Events So. 1L Byhalia, MS (Byhalia HS) Jumps Fr. HS Watkinsville, GA (North Oconee HS) Distance R-Fr. HS Kiln, MS (Hancock HS) Distance R-Fr. HS Sturgis, SD (Sturgis Brown HS) Distance R-Fr. HS Madison, MS (Madison Central) Jumps R-Fr. HS Port St. Joe, FL (Port St. Joe HS) Sprints/Hurdles Sr. 3L Kingston, Jamaica (Wolmers HS for Girls)

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WOMEN’S BULLDOGS ROSTER

Name Fabienne Amrhein Ocian Archer Erica Bougard Ebony Brinker Carmen Brothers Janekia Buckhalter Christina Coleman Jessica Comer Brittany Covington Hailey Deichmann Abigail Dill Dianna Eddington Sojourner Ewing Racquel Farquharson Rochelle Farquharson Cornelia Griesche Maureen Gross Alyssa Hall Katie Hutson Jasmyn Johnson Lakisha Kelly Renee Masterson Jodie McGuff Ste’yce McNeil Madison Milhoan Jody-Ann Muir Emma Niegal Chloe Phillips Adriana Poole Megan Rayford Sydney Rodkey Evie Savage Madeline Takahashi Katelyn Walker Megan Walker Keisha Wallace

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BULLDOGS DIRECTOR OF TRACK & FIELD

Al Schmidt

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Director of Track & Field Twenty-Fifth Season St. Louis University, 1975

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l Schmidt is entering his third year as Director of Track and Field for Mississippi State. Regarded and respected nationwide as an authority on endurance running and training, Al Schmidt spent 23 seasons at the helm of Mississippi State’s men’s and women’s track and field teams. Schmidt parlayed his 37 years of collegiate coaching experience into many individual and team accomplishments. In those 23 seasons, Schmidt has produced over 52 All-Americans and over 30 SEC champions. In his first year as director, Schmidt organized a return of action at the newly renovated Carl Maddox Track and Field Complex. It had been over four years since a meet was held on MSU’s campus and when Schmidt got ready to bring it back he did it in a big way. The former coach had always dreamed of hosting a major event in Starkville and on Saturday, March 26, 2011 that dream became a reality, as the first Big Ten/SEC Challenge was held. The Big Ten may have walked away victorious in both men’s and women’s competitions, but as the Challenge was brought back to Starkville in 2012, the women of the SEC were able to come back with a win. In addition to the Big Ten/SEC Challenge, Schmidt was instrumental in bringing back two other annual events to MSU. The month of April saw the return of the Bulldog Twilight Invitational as well as the Jace Lacoste Invitational, which is held in memory of a former Bulldog track star. During his third year as program director in 2012, he saw even more success as the season continued. He finished the season with SEC Championships in two events and 14 athletes in nine events qualifying for the NCAA Championships, while coaching 12 athletes to All-American honors. Schmidt’s final season as head coach at MSU was quite impressive. He coached seven Bulldog All-Americans, saw the Bulldogs have their seventh top 25 finish in the nation in the last nine years. MSU also finished 7th at the SEC Championships and 17th at the NCAA Championships. Nationally ranked every week of the season, MSU’s men reached as high as eighth the week they entered the NCAA Championships. The Bulldogs also had a record number of All-SEC Academics in

2010, with 15. 2010 also saw Schmidt coach three Lady Bulldog All-Americans, and see the Lady Bulldogs set records for the most national qualifiers and the most points by the team at the SEC Championships. Additionally, the women had a record number of All-SEC Academics with 18. In 2009, Schmidt tutored six athletes to All-American status. Marrissa Harris was the lone Lady Bulldog to achieve the honor. The men’s 4x100-meter relay team, John Bailey, D’Angelo Cherry, Justin Christian and Dwight Mullings, ran a school record 39.06 seconds to claim fourth place at the NCAA Championships. The men’s team added three more AllAmericans to the Bulldog team, with Cherry achieving recognition in the 100-meter dash, Mullings in the 400-meter dash, and Emanuel Mayers for his performance in the 400-meter hurdles. MSU sent 16 athletes to the 2009 Mideast Regional Championships. Six Lady Bulldogs traveled to Louisville, Ky., to compete for NCAA Championship tickets. Wendy Copeland made her third trip to the post season, qualifying in the long and triple jump and 4x100-meter relay. Ten Bulldogs made the trip to the post season, with two relays (4x100 and 4x400) and the sprint events being the team’s focus. Bulldogs Mayers (400-meter hurdles), Mullings (400-meter dash), and the 4x100meter relay all claimed top honors at the Regional Championships. In 2008, Schmidt coached two athletes to become SEC Champions. Marrissa Harris won the heptathlon with a school record of 5,600 points. Jamil Hubbard won the 400-meter SEC title. During the SEC Outdoor Meet, 14 athletes qualified for the NCAA Regional Meet and 10 athletes scored in their events. The men placed eighth and the women placed 11th. At the NCAA Regional meet, two Bulldogs-Jamil Hubbard and Golden Coachman, won titles in the 400- and the 800-meter runs. O’Neal Wilder took second in the 400-meter behind Hubbard, while Chris Woods took fourth in the 800-meter. The 4x400-meter relay team, consisting of Wilder, Hubbard, Woods, and Mayers, took first. The men’s team placed sixth. The 4x100-meter relay and Kendall May received at-large bids to the NCAA

National Meet. Marrissa Harris qualified in the heptathlon. The highlight of the 2008 season for Schmidt was being named the coach for the U.S. Men’s Under-23 team at the NACAC Championships. In 2007, Schmidt guided five Bulldogs to All-American status. Schmidt also witnessed three school records broken. At the SEC Championships, the men’s team had a total of four athletes score 30 points to finish 11th overall. Among those scorers included Golden Coachman and Travis McKay scoring in the 800-meter run and 3000-meter steeplechase. Out of the 21 events the Bulldogs competed in, 62 of the athletes marked a personal best in their respective event. There were also six regional qualifiers for the men’s team and two relay regional marks met. Bruce Davis, Ezra Jones, Nathan Daniels and Arthur Davis finished fourth at the NCAA Championships, with a time of three minutes, 3.49 seconds. On 22 separate times during the 2007 season, 15 Lady Bulldogs met their personal best marks, along with seven regional qualifiers. Marrissa Harris finished fourth in the heptathlon at the SEC Championships with a personal-best 5,242 points, along with Jennifer McPherson who finished fourth in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:20.87, and Michelle Corrigan who took sixth in the 10000-meter run with a time of 37:15.760. A total of 16 Lady Bulldogs scored a total of 19 points for MSU as they finished 11th at the meet. In 2005, Schmidt witnessed six Bulldogs garner All-America accolades. At the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Elzie Coleman, Arthur Davis, LaChristopher Lewis and Jamel Ashley ran a schoolrecord 3:01.63 to finish fifth in the 4x400meter relay. Ashley placed second in the 400, while Lewis took 11th in the long jump to earn his first All-America honor in the event. At the Mideast Regional, Steve Mullings won the 100-meter dash title. Lewis also won the long jump title, while Ashley finished second in the 400-meter dash. Travis McKay finished seventh in the steeplechase, setting the third-best time in school history. As a team, the Bulldogs finished 19th in the last Trackwire 25 of the season.

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ACADEMICS Under Schmidt, State’s squads have also excelled in the classroom. Over 200 student-athletes have been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Three athletes - Rob Irwin, Tina Bridgeman and April Ecke- each earned Academic all-America honors. Dis-

tance runner Ecke earned the 1993 H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar Athlete of the Year. Chris Boldt earned First Team Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America in 2003, while Matt Denton collected the honor in 2005. Joining Boldt and Denton in 2006 and 2007 was Ryan Irwin who finished First Team Academic all-District for the Men and Joy Griffith who finished First Team Academic All-District for the Women. Zita Magloire finished with Second Team Academic All- District honors in 2006. Also, in 2006 the Lady Bulldogs were selected by the USTFCCCA, as an All-Academic Team. In 2007, both cross country teams were selected as All-Academic Teams. PRIOR TO MSU Before coming to MSU, Schmidt was instrumental in the success of Florida State University’s track and field program. First serving as assistant women’s track coach and head cross country coach, he later became an assistant men’s track coach and head cross country coach. Under his guidance, the Lady Seminoles won two national titles- the 1984 outdoor and 1985 indoor titles. The FSU women also claimed runner-up honors at the 1983 and 1985 outdoor meets. Upon earning his bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University, Schmidt made his coaching debut as an assistant cross country coach at the University of Missouri-St. Louis before returning to his alma mater as head men’s track coach for the next five years. After spending two years in private business, Schmidt returned to the track in 1982 as a graduate assistant at the University of Kansas. Following his one season at KU, he began his six-year stint at Florida State. PERSONAL In 1997, Schmidt served as a District 9 representative for the NCAA Women’s Cross Country Championships. Having rewritten the endurance curriculum for Levels I and II, Schmidt served as the vice-chairman of USA Track and Field’ Coaches Education Committee. Schmidt, 59, is married to the former Jessie Garfield of St. Louis, Mo. They are the parents of two children – daughter, Sara Lynne and son, Daniel.

AL SCHMIDT AT A GLANCE PERSONAL Birthdate :

September 3, 1950

Birthplace: Dallas. Texas Hometown: St. Louis, Mo. Wife:

Former Jessie Garfield

Children:

Daughter Sara Lynn; Son Daniel

EDUCATION College:

St. Louis University, 1975

COACHING EXPERIENCE 1972-75

Assistant Coach, Missouri-St. Louis, Cross Country

1975-80

Head Coach, St. Louis Men’s Track & Field

1982-83

Graduate Assistant, Kansas, Track & Field

1983-88

Assistant Coach, Florida State, Track & Field

Head Coach, Florida State, Cross Country

1988-2010

Head Coach, Mississippi State, Track & Field

2010-

Director of Track & Field

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DIRECTORBULLDOGS OF TRACK & FIELD

On the women’s side, Meggan Hodge broke the MSU school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a 10:46.04 eighthplace finish at the SEC Championships. Jasmine Walls cleared a personal best to tie for second in the high jump. Crystal Averitt ended her career atop the all-time list in the hammer throw, while Lacey Johnson extended her school record in the pole vault. Three-time All-American Tiffany McWilliams closed out her MSU career in 2004 by becoming the most decorated female athlete in Lady Bulldog track and field history. McWilliams repeated her 2003 feat of winning the outdoor 1500-meter title and also won the NCAA Indoor title in the mile. Behind McWilliams and a strong distance corps, MSU achieved a No. 12 national ranking. On the men’s side, decathlete and All-American Trey Hardee set a school record in the event after tallying 8,041 points in a second-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Five Bulldogs were named All-Americans in 2003. Ashley, Davis, Lewis and Keston Nelson all earned the recognition following a third-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at nationals. Ashley picked up the honor in the 400-meter dash in addition to the 4x4. In 2003, McWilliams became the first woman in MSU track and field history to win a national championship. Running 4:06.75, McWilliams broke an NCAA Championships record en route to winning the 1500-meter run. She was also crowned SEC indoor champion in the mile, in addition to the outdoor 800- and 1500-meter runs. At the Outdoor Championships, State tallied the second-highest point total with 20 points. MSU finished tied for 15th. Hardee took fifth in the decathlon for his first all-America honor, while Kelvin Harris ran 13.86 in the 110-meter hurdles to earn his first All-America nod. The men topped all previous indoor squads at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The Bulldogs scored 15 points to score in the top 10 for the first time in school history. Browne won the 60-meter dash title (6.60), while Marquis Davis finished second in the 200 (20.70). During 2002, Schmidt and the MSU program hosted the SEC Outdoor Championships. At the meet, State’s men scored 35 points as a team, the second-highest total of an MSU squad since his arrival. He also witnessed the men’s program tally its highest points total since 1991 at the SEC Indoor Championship. Elisha Williams became the school’s first indoor all-American in 2001 after taking second in long jump. Later in the season, Williams became the second woman to become a double All-American in the same year. Schmidt also helped Falilatu Ogunkoya finish her MSU career in 2001 as a five-time All-American, and Camille Harper closed out her career as an All-American in the 100-meter dash. The 1990s saw Aki Bradley benefit from the tutelage of Schmidt. Bradley became a double All-American at the 1994 NCAA Outdoor Championships, placing in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. In 1992, MSU hosted the SEC Outdoor meet; the Bulldogs finished seventh overall. Schmidt’s first men’s team in 1989 showed immediate improvement, finishing fifth at both the SEC Indoor and Outdoor Championships; marking the first time in five years the Bulldogs finished in the top half of the conference. During Schmidt’s first three years, he saw Festus Igbinoghene earn six All-American awards in horizontal jumps, including three runner-up finishes in the triple jump.

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Steve Dudley

BULLDOGS HEAD COACH

Head Coach Thirteenth Season Mississippi State, 1995

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teve Dudley begins his 13th year at Mississippi State and his third in the role of head coach. Since returning to his alma mater in 2000, Dudley has tutored over 20 athletes to All-American status. Last season, Dudley was an integral part in the accomplishments of both the men’s and women’s track teams. Dudley wanted to prove that MSU meant business, ending his first season with six athletes named to first or second team All-SEC; three named to the All-Freshman SEC team and had a total of seven athletes garner first, second or honorary All-American honors. MSU displayed dominance in 2012 during the indoor season with Favian Cowards winning an individual SEC Championship, throwing a personal best 66-05 in the weight throw, and also setting five new school records. The 2012 outdoor season ended with 14 athletes competing in eight events at the NCAA Championship in Iowa. The overall season broke multiple records and set a precedent for the hopeful 2013. Among the 2011 Maroon and White ranks were a couple of SEC Champions. On the Lady Bulldogs side there was Rochelle Farquharson who was named SEC Freshman Field Event Athlete of the Year after winning the SEC Long Jump Championships. For the Bulldogs it was the 4x400-meter squad of James Harris, Daundre Barnaby, Randy Patterson and O’Neal Wilder who under Dudley’s guidance claimed the SEC Championship. 2011 also marked the third year in a row that the Bulldogs finished in the Top 20 at the NCAA Championships and the ninth time in ten years they had finished in the Top 25. It was also the eighth year for the Bulldogs to end the season ranked in the Top 25 nationally, coming in at No. 22. Helping to earn that No. 22 spot were the nine individual athletes who were ranked in the Top 25 in eight different categories. Harris posted the highest ranking at No. 5 in the high jump, while the men’s 4x400-meter quartet of Harris, Wilder, Barnaby and Tavaris Tate finished at No. 6 and the 4x100-meter squad of Kendall May, D’Angelo Cherry, Garren Hendricks and Tate ranked 11th. Also individually ranked were Cherry at 8th in the 100-meter dash, Tate at 21st in the 400-meter dash, Emanuel Mayers at 25th in the 400-meter hurdles and Marcus Jackson at 16th in the high jump. The Lady Bulldogs ended their 2011 campaign with six athletes ranked nationally. Jessica Merriweather paced the group at 13th in the high jump, followed by Richesa McCaleb

at 17th in the 200-meter dash and Haley Greenwell at 30th in the 10,000-meter run. Also ranked were Rochelle Farquharson at 30th in the long jump and 39th in the triple jump and Taneisha Baker who came in at 38th in the 400-meter dash. In 2010, Dudley watched the Bulldogs earn their seventh Top 25 finish nationally in the last nine years. The Bulldogs also finished seventh at the SEC Championships and 17th at the NCAA Championships. Nationally ranked every week of the season, MSU’s men have reached as high as eighth as they entered the NCAA Championships. 2010 the Bulldogs had a record number of All-SEC Academics with 15. The Bulldogs returned 13 All-SEC performers for the 2011 track and field season. Dudley also saw the Lady Bulldogs set records for the most national qualifiers and the most points by the team at the SEC Championships. Additionally, the women placed a record number of All-SEC Academics performers with 18. 2011 looks to be a good year for the Lady Bulldogs as they return the most point scorers ever, as well as eight All-SEC performers. Dudley coached seven All-Americans in 2010, including freshman Tavaris Tate. In his first season as a Bulldog, Tate laid an impressive foundation for years to come. Tate began his successes with the indoor season as he set personal records in both the 200- and 400-meter dashes. In the 400m, Tate broke the MSU school record and recorded a NCAA automatic qualifying time. The outdoor season was no different for Tate, as he continued to set personal records. The 400-meter dash was Tate’s standout moment, he set a MSU freshman record and an Alabama Relays record. Dudley has always been a great teacher in the relays and 2010 was no different. During the indoor season, Dudley coached Tate, Emmanuel Mayers, Alex Richter, and Dwight Mullings to a MSU school record setting performance in the 4x400-meter relay. The outdoor season was really the time that MSU’s relay teams shined as the 4x200-meter team of O’Neal Wilder, Mullings, Tate, and Mayers set a personal record and broke the MSU school record at the Texas Relays; while the 4x400meter team of Wilder, Mullings, Tate, and Kendall May placed second at the NCAA Championships. In 2010, Dudley coached Kendall May, Justin Christian, Dwight Mullings, Tavaris Tate to a SEC Championship in the 4x100m relay.

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dash and a gold medal in the 4x400 meter relay. Golden Coachman, Bruce Davis, Chris Woods, Kendall May, John Bailey, Emanuel Mayers and O’Neal Wilder made postseason trips. The 2007 tandem of State’s 4x400meter relay team of B. Davis, Nathan Daniels, Arthur Davis and Ezra Jones bested their previous finish from 2006, finishing in 3:03 taking fourth place. Coachman and the quartet all gained all-America honors. The 2006 edition of State’s 4x400-meter relay team of juniors B. Davis, Jones, A. Davis and Daniels ran 3:05 to finish 7th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. In the quartet earned A. Davis his third all-America honor, while B. Davis, Jones and Daniels collected their first. In 2005, Dudley guided State’s 4x400-meter relay squad to a fifthplace finish at the national championships and broke a school record held for more than a decade (3:01.63). As a result, senior Jamel Ashley, freshman Elzie Coleman, A. Davis, senior LaChristopher Lewis, Kendall Pyant II and Chris Woods earned all-America status. In the 4x100-meter relay, Ashley, Lewis, sophomore Eliott Morant and Mullings tied a school record with a 39.09 clocking at the Texas Relays. Mullings, Ashley, Davis and Lewis

combined to finish third in the event at the SEC Championships. Since the 2003 Penn Relays, the Bulldogs have failed to win the 4x200-meter relay only once. Former Bulldog Steve Mullings posted the fastest regionalqualifying time in the country in the 100-meter dash (10.06) and won the Southeastern Conference and Mideast Regional championships. In his final season for the Maroon and White, Jamel Ashley garnered all-America honors with a secondplace finish in the 400-meter dash at the national championships. Ashley’s 44.75 broke a school record he set a day earlier. At the 2004 SEC Championships, Ashley, Davis, Keston Nelson and Lewis finished second in the 4x4. Ashley took eighth in the 400m at the national meet, while the 4x400 squad finished third. Pierre Browne was named the 2003 NCAA Indoor National Champion in the 60-meter dash and finished runner-up in the 100m at the outdoor national meet. Marquis Davis finished second in the 200m at the outdoor national meet the same season. Throughout the season, four of Dudley athletes accumulated six all-America honors. In Dudley’s first season in Starkville his athletes earn eight all-America accolades.

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In 2009, Dudley had five Bulldogs earn All-America accolades, including freshman sprinter D’Angelo Cherry who recorded a personal-best 10.07 seconds in the 100-meter dash. He also tutored Emanuel Mayers to a 50.06 second 400-meter hurdle time, good enough for second in MSU history. Dudley has always been a master of relays, and 2009 was no was a prime example. His 4x100-meter relay team finished 5th at the NCAA Championships and his 4x400-meter relay team earned medalist honors at the Mideast Regional Championships. 2008 saw Dudley lead eight Bulldog sprinters to regional qualifying marks, including two individuals in the 400-meter dash and two in the 800-meter run. He also coached Jamil Hubbard to become an SEC Champion in the 400-meter dash and coached several athletes to NCAA Regional Championships in the 400-meter dash, the 800-meter run and the 4x400-meter relay last year. Dudley coached Kendall May to an eighth-place finish in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA Championships. He also coached O’Neal Wilder to become a USA Track and Field Junior National Champion in the 400-meter dash, a bronze medal at the World Jr. Championships in the 400-meter

STEVE DUDLEY AT A GLANCE PERSONAL Birth date :

February 24, 1972

Birthplace:

Atlanta, Ga.

Hometown:

Hamilton, Ala.

Wife:

Former Tiffany McWilliams

EDUCATION College:

Mississippi State University, 1995

Graduate School: Mississippi State University, 2004 COACHING EXPERIENCE 1998 - 2000

Head Coach, Bevill State [Ala.] Community

College, Track

2000-2009

Associate Head Coach, Mississippi State University

2010-

Head Coach, Mississippi State University

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Steve Thomas Assistant Coach Third Season

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teve Thomas made his return to MSU track and field in 2011 as the new assistant coach for jumps. Thomas joined the staff after spending the previous three seasons in the high school ranks at St. Patrick Catholic H.S. Prior to that, he was at the University of Kentucky for two years. In his second year back at MSU, Thomas found success continually throughout the year. With new and returning athletes, he led MSU jumpers to break school records and receive multiple personal bests at the SEC Indoor Championships. Thomas also flourished in the 2012 outdoor season as he accompanied sophomore Marcus Jackson to Iowa for the NCAA Championship for the high jump. First year - Thomas had quite the prosperous year as he coached a SEC Champion who was also named the SEC Freshman Field Event Athlete of the Year, placed two on the All-American lists and placed an athlete on the second team All-SEC list. Under the direction of Thomas, Rochelle Farquharson single-handedly placed Lady Bulldog jumps on the map with her performance at the 2011 SEC Outdoor Championships. On the men’s side of things, Thomas had the pleasure of coaching James Harris and Marcus Jackson, two freshmen that also had pretty impressive years. Jackson made his claim for fame at the 2011 Outdoor SEC Championships as he finished second in the high jump to claim second team All-SEC honors and find a spot on the SEC All-Freshman list. Jackson also put on quite the show at the NCAA Championships as he jumped 6-10 ¾ to earn second-team All-American honors. It was also at the NCAA Championships that Harris made his impact, as he finished fourth overall to earn All-American honors. Steve Thomas made his return to MSU track and field in 2011 as the new assistant coach for jumps. Thomas joined the staff after spending the previous three seasons in the high school ranks at St. Patrick Catholic H.S. Prior to that, he was at the University of Kentucky for two years While at the University of Kentucky, Thomas made his mark coaching a six-time all-America honoree in the shot put and helping the female throwers produce impressive marks in their quest for championships. Prior to his work at Kentucky, Thomas served as an assistant coach at the University of Florida where he built upon his already impressive resume by coaching nine AllAmericans, six Southeastern Conference champions and a pair of NCAA East Region champions. In his career, he has tutored individuals who have won nearly 40 conference championship titles. As head coach of both the men’s and women’s cross

country and track and field programs at University of South Alabama from 1992 to 1998, he received four Sun Belt Conference Coach-of-the-Year awards. Also at South Alabama, Thomas brought the women’s squad to a school-best second place finish at the 1994 Sun Belt Indoor Championships and fourth-place bests in four of his six years at the outdoor meet. He expanded and developed nearly every facet of the Jaguar program, producing 20 Sun Belt Conference Champions and the first NCAA qualifier in the history of the South Alabama. During his previous tenure as the head field events coach at Mississippi State from 1988 to 1992, Thomas trained two all-Americans and six all-Sec athletes. A group of athletes that combined earned 11 individual conference titles under his direction. Thomas is known on the international stage for his instruction skills, conducting clinics in Australia, Belgium, England, Germany, Mexico and Switzerland, as well as a two-week clinic in China in 1994. An all-district distance runner at Oklahoma Christian College, Thomas received his undergraduate there in 1981 before earning his master’s degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1983. Thomas is a native of Saraland, Ala. He is married to the former Kim Eades, and the couple has one daughterKayleigh Lauren.

STEVE THOMAS AT A GLANCE PERSONAL Birthdate :

September 13, 1957

Birthplace:

Mobile, Ala.

Hometown:

Saraland, Ala.

EDUCATION College:

Oklahoma Christian College, 1981

Stephen F. Austin University, 1983

COACHING EXPERIENCE 1985 - 88

Assistant Coach/Head Cross Country Coach,

Northwestern State University

1988-92

Assistant Coach, Mississippi State University

1992-1998

Head Coach, University of South Alabama

1998-2004

Assistant Coach, University of Florida

2004-06

Assistant Coach, University of Kentucky

2006-09

Head Coach, St. Patrick Catholic HS

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Houston Franks Assistant Coach Ninth Season Mississippi State, 1998

was also a part of the first SMS squad since 1993-94 to win the league’s coveted Triple Crown championships in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track and field. Franks was also a graduate assistant at MSU under Al Schmidt during the 1998-99 season. While an assistant, he developed training programs for distance runners, coordinated team travel, recruiting, and meet administration. While running for the Maroon and White, Franks was considered MSU’s top distance runner and was named to the Southeastern Conference’s Academic Honor Roll three times. He currently ranks fourth on MSU’s all-time list in the indoor 3000-meter run. Franks is a 1998 MSU graduate with a teaching and coaching degree. He received his master’s degree in sport administration from MSU in August 2009. The Tupelo, Miss., native was a four-year letter winner at Tupelo High School and was named an all-American in cross country his senior season. A state champion in both cross country and the two-mile run, he was named an all-State selection three times during his track and field career at THS. He and his wife, the former Meggan Hodge, were married in December 2007. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter named Madison, in October 2010.

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ouston Franks returned home to Mississippi State in 2004 as an assistant track and field coach. An accomplished distance runner for the Maroon and White from 1994-98, Franks coaches and develops men’s distance runners and served his first season as head cross country coach in 2009. The ninth year as men’s cross country head coach and first as women’s head coach is an integral part to the recent success of the MSU Lady Bulldog and Bulldog cross country programs. Franks helped the Lady Bulldogs to fifth-place finishes at both the 2010 SEC Championships and the NCAA South Regional, while leading the Bulldogs to seventh and 10th place finishes in the respected events. The fifth-place finish for the Lady Bulldogs at the SEC Championships tied MSU’s best finish to date which occurred in 2006. Also in 2010, Franks coached sophomores Haley Greenwell and Renee Masterson on their way to earning all-SEC and all-Region accolades; along with senior Adam Lenz as he earned all-SEC honors. In the past five seasons, Franks has tutored the MSU men’s distance squads to breaking four school records (indoor 3,000m, outdoor 10,000m, 4x1500-meter relay and 4x800-meter relay), and moving into the MSU alltime ranks in steeplechase, 10,000-, 5,000-, 3,000- and 1500-meter runs, distance medley relay. Most recently, Franks guided the 2012 men’s cross country team to a Top 5 finish at the NCAA South Regional. The Bulldogs spot in fifth not only tied their best regional finish in history, but also placed them ahead of SEC foes Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Prior to returning to Starkville, Franks spent five years at Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University). While at SMS, Franks served as head cross country coach for the Bears and won three Missouri Valley Conference women’s titles. His women’s teams finished in the top four at the NCAA Midwest Regional’s during his last three years and his men’s squads finished in the top half of the conference during all five seasons. During the track and field season, the Bears captured three indoor and outdoor league championships on the women’s side. Franks was a three-time MVC Coach of the Year in women’s cross country. During the 2002-03 season, he

PERSONAL Birth date :

May 4, 1974

Birthplace:

Tupelo, Miss.

Hometown: Tupelo, Miss. Wife:

Former Meggan Hodge

EDUCATION College:

Mississippi State, 1998

Grad School: Mississippi State, 1999 COACHING EXPERIENCE 1998 - 99

Graduate Assistant, Mississippi State

1999 - 2005 Head Coach, SW Missouri State (Missouri State), Cross Country 1999 - 2005 Assistant Coach, SW Missouri State (Missouri State), Track & Field 2005 -

Head Coach Men’s and Women’s Cross Country

Assistant Coach Track & Field

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April Thomas

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pril Thomas enters her fifth season as coach of MSU’s throws athletes. During her tenure with the Bulldogs, Thomas has helped heptathlete Marrissa Harris earn indoor and outdoor all-American and all-SEC accolades by tutoring her to personal-best in the shot put. Thomas coached LaQuinta Aaron to personal-best throws in the shot put that helped her earn provisional qualifications in the heptathlon for the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships. Thomas also watched decathletes Darryl Brady and Martin Lee earn Top 8 finishes in the decathlon at the outdoor SEC Championships and also throw personal-best in the shot put and the discus. Most recently, Thomas led Favian Cowards to allAmerican honors in the 2012 season, coupled with a ninth-place national finish. Cowards, with guidance from Thomas, threw a personal best 66-05 to win MSU’s first SEC Championship in the weight throw. Cowards throw also set a new MSU all-time record and earned her a spot on the 2012 all-SEC team. In 2011, Thomas coached Cowards to top finishes, before seeing the junior conclude her season with a fifth place finish at the SEC Outdoor Championships. Thomas had the pleasure of seeing Ed Wesela post five regular season victories in 2011 in the shot put, before placing third in the event at the SEC Championships. It was also under Thomas’ direction that Wesela was named a member of the 2011 SEC Community Service Team. In 2010, Thomas coached Cowards through her emergence onto the track and field throwing scene. Thomas tutored Cowards to a personal-best weight throw to earn

eighth-place at the 2009 SEC Indoor Championships, where she earned all-SEC accolades. In 2010, she led Cowards to a school record setting indoor 20-pound weight throw of 59-01 ½, and a 5th place spot on the MSU all-time performance list for the hammer throw. Additionally in 2010, Thomas guided Wesela to personal-bests in the shot put and discus that helped him earn all-SEC honors in both events. Thomas comes to MSU after coaching boys’ and girls’ shot put and discus at Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic High School. Her primary responsibilities at MSU are coaching throwers. She also coached with the Knoxville Track Club. A native of Albany, Ga., Thomas earned her degree in sociology from University of Tennessee in 2007. Prior to UT, she competed at Cloud County (Kansas) Community College. At the 2006 SEC Indoor Championships, Thomas finished as runner-up in the shot put. She also has three other Top 5 SEC finishes to her credit in the event. She currently ranks sixth on UT’s all-time outdoor performers list in the shot put and seventh in hammer throw, sixth on the all-time indoor weight throw and fifth on the school’s alltime indoor performers list in the shot put. Thomas helped UT win the 2005 SEC Indoor Championship. She was part of Tennessee’s 2005 NCAA Mideast Regional team that captured the program’s first victory at that event.

APRIL THOMAS AT A GLANCE PERSONAL Birthdate

February 4, 1984

Birthplace:

Albany, Ga.

Hometown:

Albany, Ga.

EDUCATION College:

University of Tennessee, 2007

COACHING EXPERIENCE

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Assistant Throws Coach, Knoxville (Tenn.) Track Club

2007

Assistant Coach, Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic High School

2007-

Assistant Coach, Track & Field

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Garfield Ellenwood II Assistant Coach Second Season Seton Hall, 1998

Neighborhood) and the National Olympic Trials in both the 100 and Youth Sports Program (NYSP). 200 meter dash competitions and During his time as a collegiate placed fourth overall in 200-meter coach, Ellenwood found time to dash at the United States Indoor coach on the international level. Championships. During the summer of 2005, he Ellenwood was an All-America served as an assistant coach at athlete at Seton Hall, where he set the World Junior Championships a Big East record in the 55-meter in Windsor, Canada. While there, dash during the indoor season, as he helped coach six gold medalwell as finishing third in the event in ists and a total of 17 medalists for the 1997 NCAA Indoor ChampionTeam USA. Also in 2005, Ellenwood ship. During his career, Ellenwood served as an assistant coach for won five Big East titles and was a the 2005 World University Games three-time All-American. for the men's track team which Off the track, Ellenwood enjoyed competed in Izmir, Turkey. Then a brief stay with the Rochester in 2006, Ellenwood served as the Brigade during the 2001 Arena head coach of the Liberian National Football League season. A native of Team for the upcoming 2008 OlymRochester, N.Y., he is married to the pics in Beijing, China. former Joyce Harris, and the couple Ellenwood performed on the has one daughter- Diamond. track professionally as a sprinter. Most recently, representing the United States at Garfield Ellenwood II AT A GLANCE the 2002 Penn Relays where PERSONAL he was a memBirth date : February 22, 1974 ber of the USA Birthplace: Rochester, N.Y. Red 4x200 meHometown: Rochester, N.Y. ter relay squad. Wife: Former Joyce Harris In 2000, Ellenwood competed EDUCATION at the United College:

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arfield Ellenwood II is in his second year as an assistant coach at Mississippi State. He entered this role after serving at Bethune Cookman (B-CU) in Daytona Beach, Florida. Ellenwood arrived at MSU with a wealth of coaching experience on both the national and collegiate level, as well as on the youth-aged circuit as an AAU coach. While at B-CU, Ellenwood coached Ronnie Ash to the 2009 indoor and outdoor Division I National Championship in both the 60m and 110m hurdles. Also while at B-CU, he helped the men's team move up two places in the outdoor rankings. Prior to his time at B-CU, Ellenwood spent two years as an assistant coach at the University of Las Vegas (UNLV), where he helped guide the Runnin' Rebels women's program into a national competitor. Before UNLV, Ellenwood spent two years as an assistant coach at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., and enjoyed a stint as a volunteer assistant coach at Essex County College in Newark, N.J. Ellenwood also coached track & field athletes in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y., including volunteer efforts with SWAN (Southwest Area

Seton Hall, 1998

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2005 -

Assistant Coach, Track & Field

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Joe Gant

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Volunteer Coach Eighth Season Mississippi State, 1975

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ntering his eighth season assisting with the Mississippi State track and field program is Joe Gant. Gant, a former two-year letter winner on the Bulldog track squad in 1974 and 1975, works daily with the MSU decathletes and pole vault competitors. The Vaiden, Miss. native came to State in 1974 after a twoyear stint in the junior college ranks in Mississippi. He turned in a personal best 15 feet, six inches in the pole vault competition and placed second in the Southeastern Conference decathlon with 7,041 points. His total in the event is a school record (old javelin). After his collegiate days, Gant remained in Mississippi in the high school football ranks at Weir High School

in Choctaw County, Miss. While at WHS, Gant led the Lions to five Class 1A State Championships. His quintet of state titles is second all time in the Mississippi High School Athletic Association’s coaching laurels. He is the only coach in Mississippi to have won that many at one school. His nephew, Jamie Gant, played two seasons for the MSU Diamond Dogs from 2003-04.

Russell Tate Volunteer Coach Fourth Season

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ntering his fourth season with Mississippi State’s track and field program, Russell Tate plays an integral part in developing Bulldog sprinters and relay teams. Tate works along side Coach Steve Dudley to keep MSU athletes up to speed. A retired military member, Tate is the father of MSU senior All-American Tavaris Tate.

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All-American CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 London Olympic Games Competitor 2012 4x400 relay outdoor All-American 2011 4x400 relay SEC outdoor champion 2011 4x400 relay outdoor All-American

Asafa Powell is his favorite track athlete When home his high school is his favorite place to be You can always find him texting in his free time Blue is his favorite color

HIGH SCHOOL

Earned two track and field varsity letters while at Weaver High School ... Prepped under coach Lee Hunt and Adrian Nelson ... Recorded personal-best in the 400 (46.13) and 200 (21.04) ... Won National Scholastic Indoor 400-meter ... Also played soccer.

DAUNDRE BARNABY Senior• Hartford, Conn. Weaver HS Major: Educational Psychology Events: Sprints Year 200 2010 2011 21.87 2012

400 48.35 46.60 45.67

800 1:56.80

OTHER COMPETITION

Barnaby’s quest for a medal at the 2012 Olympics was thwarted when he just missed out on qualifying for the second round of the 400-meter dash. He is the 15th MSU athlete to compete in the Olympics.

PERSONAL

Born Daundre Barnaby on December 9 in St. Ann, Jamaica ... Son of Janet Dickens.

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2012 All-American 400m hurdles NCAA Qualifier

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT NATHAN ...

Craziest life ambition is to go skydiving If he could be any animal he would be a cheetah Basketball is Nathan’s favorite non-track and field sport Friends would describe Nathan as very funny

OTHER COMPETITION

Placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the NACAC Under-23 Championships in Guanajuato, Mexico. Arnettcompeted for the Bahamas.

PERSONAL

Born Nathan Arnett in Nassau, Bahamas ... Son of Phillip Arnett ... Sister (Phillppa Arnett) competes at Morgan State University.

NATHAN ARNETT

Senior • Nassau, Bahamas Iowa Central C.C. Major: Undecided Events: Hurdles Year 2012

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400 50.71

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All-American CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 High Jump outdoor All-American 2011 High Jump 2nd team outdoor All-American

His favorite TV show is Martin Basketball is his favorite sport besides track and field Favorite class is math Coaches would describe him as talented and out-going

HIGH SCHOOL

Attended J.C. George High School where he set a personal best height of 7’2.25” in the high jump … Also played basketball.

PERSONAL

Born Marcus Jackson on July 8 in Greenwood, Miss. … Son of Rosie Jackson.

MARCUS JACKSON Junior • Greenwood, Miss. J.C. George HS Major: Undecided Events: Jumps Year HJ 2011 7-01 ¾ 2012 7-04 1/4

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All-American

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2012 4x100 relay All-American 2011 4x400 relay SEC outdoor champion 2011 4x400 outdoor All-American 2011 High Jump outdoor All-American 2011 High Jump indoor All-American

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT JARRET...

Jarrett says his best non-athletic talent is cooking His favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch The Lakers are his favorite team and Kobe Bryant is his favorite athlete Jarrett likes the family atmosphere of MSU

OTHER COMPETETION

2009 World Youth Championship

JARRET SAMUELS

Sophomore • Charlotte, N.C. Evelyn Mack Academy Major: Business Events: Jumps Year 200 400 HJ 100 LJ 2011 20.95 46.19 7-03 2012 10.67 26-02 1/4

HIGH SCHOOL

Personal bests in long jump (24’11), 400-meter (47.89), 200-meter (21.58) and 100-meter (10.71) … Valedictorian of his senior class

Personal

Born Leon Jarrett Samuels in Winston Salem, NC … Son of Sharon and Joseph Samuels … Brother (Joseph) competes at East Carolina University

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All-American CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 4x400 re;ay outdoor All-American 2011 4x400 relay outdoor All-American Member of 2010 4x200 m relay team who ran 1:21.09 at TX Relays to set school record ranks 2nd in MSU All-time superlatives for 400 m dash Holds MSU freshman 400 m dash record 44.86 All SEC All American

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TAVARIS ... Favorite color is black Likes to watch movies with Vivica Foxx in them Thinks the food is the best thing about MSU Lashawn Merrit is his favorite track athlete

OTHER COMPETITION

Senior • Starkville, Miss. Starkville HS Major: Undecided Events: Sprints Year 200 400 800 2010 20.75 44.86 2:04.23 2011 20.87 46.19

HIGH SCHOOL

Ran for Cleveland Hudson at Starkville High School ... Mississippi State Champion in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter dashes ... Recorded personal-best 20.89 seconds in the 200 and 45.45 seconds in the 400.

PERSONAL

Born Tavaris Jamal Tate on December 21, 1990 in Germany ... Son of Tiffany and Russell Tate.

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TAVARIS TATE

A high school all-American ... Held a number one ranking in the U.S. Junior 400-meter dash ... 2009 Nike Indoor National 400-meter champion ... Won USATF Junior National 400-meter title ... 2009 Pan-Am gold (4x400-meter relay) and silver (400-meter dash) medalist.

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2011 4x400 relay outdoor SEC Champions 2011 4x400 relay outdoor all-american member of 2010 4x200m relay who ran 1:21.09 set school record Bronze medal winner in 400 meter dash at IAAF World Junior National Championship Member of World Junior 4x400 meter relay Gold medal team Was the number two ranked world junior in the 400-meter run at the end of the 2008 season All- SEC 400m,relays MSU 400 meter dash freshman record holder 5th on MSU all-time 400 meter record list 2008 NCAA Outdoor Championship Qualifier 2008 Mideast Regional Qualifier USATFCCCA all-Region Member of Mideast regional champion 4x400 meter relay team USA Junior National 400 meter Champion

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT O’NEAL ...

Loves to watch Saved by the Bell and favorite actress is Jennifer Lopez Likes country music and Travis Tritt Best non-athletic talent is sleeping Friends would describe him as goofy and coaches would describe him as humble and injured

O’NEAL WILDER

Senior • Carthage, Miss. Carthage HS Major: Pre-major Studies Events: Sprints Year 200 400 2008 2009 RS 2010 21.12 45.24 2011 21.83 47.62 2012 2013 Eligible for sixth year

HIGH SCHOOL

At 2007 Mississippi High School Activities Association 3A state meet, ran a personalbest 47.85 in the 400-meter dash en route to the state title ... Also ran a 21.93 in the 200, grabbing the state title, as well ... At Region 3-3A championships, ran a personal- best 21.87 in the 200-meter dash, finishing first while also taking first in the 400 with a time of 48.31 ... Helped team earn 2007 3A State Championship and Region 3-3A championship ... In 2006, named state champion in 400-meter dash with a time of 48.98 and took second place in the 200-meter dash (21.98) ... Also participated in football ... Selected to play in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl Game Classic all-star game at Shreveport, La., following his senior season in 2006 ... Credited with running a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash by recruiting web site Scout.com ... Named second team, all-state at wide receiver following his senior season for head coach Pete Lucovish at Carthage (Miss.) High School by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... Selected first team, all-state in Class 3A by the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Helped his prep team reach the second round the state playoffs during his senior season ... Had more than 600 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns during that senior year ... Had 18 catches for 428 yards, a 23.8-yard average and four touchdowns, during his junior campaign ... Lettered in basketball.

PERSONAL

Born Cranston O’Neal Wilder on August 9 ... Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Rushing ... Was a member of the MSU football team.

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT JOHN: JOHN BOURGEOUIS

Sophomore • Bay Saint Louis, Miss. Saint Stanislaus Prep. Major: Mechanical Engineering Events: Pole Vault

He can wiggle his ears Favorite color is green Coaches would describe him as driven and eager Favorite quote: Excuses are the nails that build the house of failure

High School

Competed under Stan Dellenger at Saint Stanislaus College Prep … 2009 and 2010 pole vault State Champion runner-up … Personal best height of 13’6” in pole vault … Graduated with honors.

Personal

Year Pole Vault 2011 14-01 2012 15-07

Born John Briou Bourgeois on January 8 in Louisiana … Son of Kevin R. Adams and John A. Bourgeois … His aunt Meagan Brennan played volleyball and basketball at Tulane University.

Sophomore • Bucyrus, OH Colonel Crawford HS Major: Clinical Exercise Physiology Events: Throws

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT AUSTIN:

Austin taught himself to throw the javelin Purple is his favorite color Austin’s favorite food is BBQ “I do it because I can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn’t” is his favorite quote

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Austin Britton

HIGH SCHOOL:

Member of the Football and Basketball Teams … Student Council … National Honors Society … Awarded 4 Academic Letters … Finished 3rd in graduating class Year Javelin 2012 190-05

PERSONAL:

Born Austin Drake Britton in Upper Sanousky, Ohio ... Son of Sandra and Thomas Britton … Brother (Carson) is on the MSU track and field team … Aunt (Cindy Hopkins) competed in track and field and cross country at Ohio State University

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CARSON:

CARSON BRITTON

R-Sophomore • Bucyrus, OH. Colonel Crawford HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Distance

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Year 1500m 3000SC 8K 2011 4:04.59 11:09.11 27:41.07 2012 28:00.07

“All I Do Is Win” is his favorite song The track is his favorite spot on campus Favorite sport other than track is football Friends would describe him as self-motivated, while coaches would describe him as goal-oriented

HIGH SCHOOL

Two-time State Champion in (2009; 2010) in the 1600-meter run … 1600- and 3200-meter conference champion four straight years … as a sophomore placed fourth at the State meet in 1600-meter run … Colonel Crawford school record holder in the 1600-meter run … Under coaches Preston Foy and Jody Grove, put up personal bests in the 1600-meter (4:15.76), the 800-meter (1:59), and XC 5K (16:15).

PERSONAL

Born Carson Britton on November 22 in Upper Sandusky, Oh., … Son of Thomas and Sandra Britton … His aunt Cindy (Britton) Hopkins ran XC and track at Ohio State University … His Uncle played basketball at Northern Ohio.

MICHEAL CLARK Junior • Waukesha HS Waukesha South Major: Psychology Events: Distance

Year 1500 3000 5000 8K 10K 2010 33:19.38 2011 4:06.53 9:01.14 15.13.14 33:38.70 2012

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MIKE:

His biggest fear is running out of food Favorite TV show is Tosh.0 He played soccer for 10 years Craziest life ambition is to climb Mt. Everest

HIGH SCHOOL

Competed at Waukesha South under head coach Darrell Gramdorf … Four time letterman in XC and track and field … USATF Intermediate 3000-meter National Champion … Two-time All-State in XC … Three-time Sectional Champion … 2-mile Conference Champion … Member of the Student Council, Freshman Mentor Program, and National Honor Society … A four-time scholar athlete … Graduated with honors.

PERSONAL

Born Michael Clark on April 26 … Son of David and Judy Clark

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Sam Cox

Sophomore • Memphis, Tenn. Memphis University HS Major: Civil Engineering Events: Pole Vault

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SAM:

Sam can play the guitar and drums Cheerios is his favorite cereal The Colvard Student Union is his favorite spot on campus Sam loves weather and severe storms

HIGH SCHOOL:

West Tennessee DII Pole Vault Champion … Tennessee DII Pole Vault State Champion … 14-6 is his personal best in the pole vault … Red and Blue Society … Academic Faculty List

PERSONAL:

Born Sam Jones Cox IV on October 16 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Janet and Sam Cox … Sister (Janet) swam for DePauw University

Year Pole Vault 2012 14-09

JULIAN DUARTE

Junior• Houston, Texas Mayde Creek HS Major: Biomedical Engineering Events: Distance

Year 1500 5000 2009 2010 4:13.84 15:31.59 2011 2012

8K 10K 26:39.97 32:34.46 26:33.00 26:12.24 33:52.41 25:51.34

Thinks his teammates are the best thing about MSU track and field If he were an animal he’d be a tiger Favorite book is 1984 by George Orwell When he’s home he’s most likely hanging out at the cliffs

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT JULIAN:

HIGH SCHOOL

Competed in cross country and track at Mayde Creek High School in Houston, Texas under the direction of coach Tony Brillion … Earned five letters between the two sports … Cross country district champion (’06, ’07, ’08) … Second place finisher at 2007 cross country regionals … A member of National Honor Society, Spanish Club and D.A.R.E … Graduated with high honors and a 4.2 G.P.A.

PERSONAL

Born Julian Duarte on January 11 in Bogota, Colombia … Son of Leonor Mora and Luis Duarte.

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Mathew Dunn

R-Freshman • Memphis, Tenn. Memphis University HS Major: Civil Engineering Events: Pole Vault

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MATTHEW:

Matthew’s biggest fear is snakes Bernard Logat is his favorite track and field athlete Rhodes Ferry Park is his favorite spot back home Once a Runner is his favorite book

HIGH SCHOOL:

Cross Country All-State (2009, 2010) … 2009 Sectional Champion … 2010 Runner-up … Competed under coaches Casey Reed and Kelly Elmore … Personal bests in 5K (15:40) and 3200-meter (9:54) … Member of Spanish Club, A-Club, National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta

PERSONAL:

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Born Matthew Ryan Dunn in Decatur, Ala. ... Son of Barbara and Gordon Dunn … Sister (Jennifer Dunn) is a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field Teams at Florida State University

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT JACOB:

Jacob creates his own comics The Harry Potter series are his favorite books Jacob Fuller Friends would describe Jacob as energetic and friendly R-Freshman • MemphisTenn. “Don’t tell me what I can and can’t do” by John Lock (Lost) is Memphis University HS his favorite quote Major: Civil Engineering Events: Pole Vault

Year 2011 2012

8K 26:25.11 25:59.27

HIGH SCHOOL:

2010 Mobile Challenge of Champions Winner (Mile Run- Open Division) … Set new meet record at Falcon Cross Country 2010 Invitational … 2010 Cross Country Metro Champion … Fifth at the 2010 State Cross Country Meet … 2011 Metro Champion in both 1600- and 3200-meter … Seventh in 1600-meter run at 2011 State Track and Field Meet … 2011 Mountain Brook Invitational 3200-mter run Winner … Competed under coach Stephen Baker … Personal bests in 3200-meter (9:38), 1600-meter (4:26), 800-mter (2:00) and 5K (15:50) … Member of Swim team as a freshman … Lettered in Band … Played Trombone in Marching and Concert Bands all four years of high school … Received high school diploma with Advanced Academic Endorsement

PERSONAL:

Born Jacob David Fuller on July 2 in Huntsville, Ala. … Son of Cynthia and David Fuller … Mother (Cynthia) competed on the University of Miami-Ohio’s synchronized swimming team

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LUKE HARGREAVES

Freshman • Adelaide, Australia Concordia College Major: Economics

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LUKE:

Lived in India for a year Favorite show is How I Met Your Mother Surfs for a hobby Favorite sports team is the Sydney Swans

HIGH SCHOOL

Ran at Concordia College ... 2009 and 2010 800m State Champion ... 2010 National Cross Country Champion ... 2009 and 2010 National Steeple Champion ... 2011 3K National Champion ... Personal Best 3K 8:27 ... Personal Best 5K 15.01 ... Also participated as a state triathlete. Born Luke John Hargreaves on Jan. 15, 1994 in Sydney, New South Wales ... Son of Julie and Chris Hargreaves

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT JASON: JASON HARPER

Junior • Lincoln, Del. Milford Senior HS Major: Clinical Exercise Physiology Events: Jumps

Chose MSU because it felt like home If he could be any animal it would be a lion Favorite track athlete is Tyson Gay

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PERSONAL

OTHER COMPETITION

Placed 14th in triple jump at 2009 Nike Outdoor Nationals … Plced 15th in triple jump at 2009 AAU Junior Olympics.

HIGH SCHOOL

Year 2011 2012

TJ 49-09 51-02 3/4

Member of the 2009 DIAA Division II State Championship Team … Member of 2009 Henlopen Conference Championship Team … 2010 Indoor State Champion in high jump … 2009/10 Henlopen Conference Champion in high jump … 2010 Henlopen Conference Champion in triple jump.

PERSONAL

Born Jason Harper on February 19 in Milford, Del. … Son of Denise Harper and Walter Harper.

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JAMES JARVIS

R-Sophomore • Madison, Miss. Madison Central HS Major: Business Administration Events: Pole Vault

HIGH SCHOOL

Attended Madison Central where he was a four year letterman under coach Lamb … Personal best times: pole vault- 14’6, 400-meter- 49.9 … Also a three year letterman in basketball.

PERSONAL

Born James Matthew Jarvis on October 2 in Oregon City, Ore. Year Pole Vault 2012 14-09

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT PATRICK: PATRICK JOHNSON Senior • Memphis, Tenn. Briarcrest Christian HS Major: Real Estate Events: Pole Vault

Year 2009 2010 2012

Pole Vault 15-01 15-11 16-00 3/4

Biggest fear in life is to fail Loves to watch Prison Break and The Office Many people don’t know that Patrick is a pretty good tennis and golf player Patrick’s favorite spot on campus is the Drill Field

HIGH SCHOOL

Ran under the direction of Mark Boggess and Jason Vogt at Briarcrest Christian ... Earned three varsity letter pole vaulting ... With a personal best jump of 15 feet, broke the West Tennessee regional meet record and the Briarcrest school pole vaulting record ... Finished second in the 2008 Tennessee High School State meet ... Also earned three varsity letters as a member of the wrestling and tennis teams ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Young Life campus organizations. Born Patrick Mark Johnson on December 22 ... Son on Mark and Angela Johnson.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT PHILIP: PHILIP JOHNSON

R-Junior• Homewood, Ala. Homewood HS Major: Aerospace Engineering Events: Distance

Year 1500 5000 2009 2010 4:00.57 15:17.60 2011 2012

8K 10K 26:20.97 33:12.50 24:56.98 25:42.34 33:12.50 25:27.12

Likes to read books by Aldous Huxley Is a huge Atlanta Braves fan Enjoys cooking Will watch pretty much any movie that stars Tommy Lee Jones or Sandra Bullock

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PERSONAL

HIGH SCHOOL

Competed for Coach Tom Esslinger at Homewood High School in Homewood, Ala. … Earned eight varsity letters in cross country and track and field … Four-time cross country All-State runner … Earned track and field All-State honors in 2009 … Recorded 15:53 5K personal-best time … National Merit finalist and honor graduate.

PERSONAL

Born Philip Edward Johnson on September 9 in Homewood, Ala. ... Son of Maria and Burney Johnson … grandfather Roger Barton Johnson attended Mississippi State and sister Anna Johnson competed at Rhodes College.

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CURTIS: CURTIS KELLY

Freshman • Bakersfield, Calif. Stockdale High School Major: Undecided Events: Distance

Favorite show is How I Met Your Mother Fan of the San Francisco 49ers Unbroken is his favorite book

HIGH SCHOOL

Earned four letters in cross country at Stockdale High School in Bakersfield, Calif. ... Prepped under coach Josh Lewis ... Personal Best 5K 15:52 ... Member of Student Council and National Honor Society

PERSONAL

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Born Curtis Patrick Kelly on Jan. 29, 1994 in Bakersfield, Calif. ... son of Sarah and Pat Kelly.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT NATHAN: NATHAN LEWIS

R-Sophomore • Hanceville, Ala. Cold Springs HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Distance

Nathan thinks the Chapel of Memories is the best thing about MSU His favorite musician is Casting Crowns and the Sidewalk Prophets His favorite track athlete is Emmanuel Mayers Thinks MSU has the best track venue in the country

HIGH SCHOOL

Three-time State Cross Country Champion … Alabama Gatorade Cross Country Athlete of the Year … Seventime State Track and Field Champion … Salutatorian of his class. Year 3000SC 5000m 8K 2011 9:40.73 15:02.64 25:43.48

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PERSONAL

Born Nathaniel Benson Lewis on February 18 in Birmingham, Ala., … Son of Eddie and Donna Lewis … Twin brother Nick is also on track and field team at MSU.

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT HENRY: HENRY LI

R-Junior • Katy, Texas Seven Lakes HS Major: Aerospace Engineering Events: Distance

Year 800 2010 2:01.58 2011 2:01.47 2012

Believes he’s as good as anyone at math and thinks it’s his best non-athletic talent Thinks that the team chemistry is the best thing about MSU track and field Farienheit 451 is considered a great read Loves to play basketball

HIGH SCHOOL

Ran for Marvin Rathke, dad of teammate Chase Rathke, at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas ... Earned five varsity letters in cross country and track and field ... Posted personal-best times in 5000 (16:16) and 800 (2:00) ... A member of Spartans Out Serving and Mu Alpha Theta ... Threeyear honor roll recipient.

8K 27:00.44 26:49.36

Born Henry Li in Calgary, Ark. ... Son of Sharon Sin and Yueaiu Li.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BRANDON: BRANDON MCBRIDE Freshman • Windsor, Onterio W.F. Herman HS Major: Undecided Events: Distance

He loves playing instruments Favorite actor is Will Smith He admires Gary Reed Brandon’s nickname is “McStride”

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PERSONAL

HIGH SCHOOL

Nine OFSAA Cross Country gold medals ... Participated in basketball ... Volunteer at school basketball tournaments and track meets ... Honor Roll Student.

PERSONAL

Born Brandon Bernard McBride on June 15, 1994 ... son of Marquita and Bernard McBride

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ANTAVIUS MCGHEE Freshman• Coldwater, Miss. Coldwater High School Major: Kinesiology Events: Sprints

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ANTAVIUS:

Favorite show is Family Guy He is a talented drummer Enjoys playing bass guitar Friends describe him as outgoing and passionate

HIGH SCHOOL

Finished 11th in the high jump at 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals (6’0”) ... 2009 State Championships 3rd place high jump ... 2nd place in long jump at 2010 State Championships ... Best All-Around Track and Field Athlete in 2010 and 2011 ... Personal Best High Jump 6’4” ... Personal Best Long Jump 22’7”

PERSONAL

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Born Antavius Deshun McGhee on Feb. 15, 1993 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Patricia Blackburn

RANDY PATTERSON Junior • Newburgh, N.Y. Newburgh Free Academy Major: Undecided Events: Sprints

CAREER HIGHLIGHT

2011 4X400 relay SEC outdoor champion

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RANDY:

His nickname is Scooby Friends would describe him as funny and smart Favorite book is Of Mice and Men Basketball is his favorite sport outside of track and field

HIGH SCHOOL

State Champion in the 4x400 five years straight … Member of Newburgh Free Academy team who were three time National Champions Year 2011 2012

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400 48.01 47.78

PERSONAL

Born Randy Troy Patterson on December 8 in Newburgh, N.Y., … Son of Joan Patterson and Alphonson Patterson.

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT JUAN: JUAN SANCHEZ

Junior • Plano, Texas Plano Senior HS Major: Computer Engineering Events: Distance

Favorite color is blue He is half Mexican, half Chinese Afraid of heights Favorite quote: “Why do we fall? To learn to pick ourselves up.”

HIGH SCHOOL

First in 2009 Cross Country District Meet … 22nd at 2009 Cross Country State Meet … Also a member of the soccer team … Member of L.A.S.E.R. Club

PERSONAL Year 8K 10K 800m 1500m 5000m 2010 32:51.48 2011 25:37.70 1:55.84 3:53.21 15:41.07 2012 25:26.42

Born Juan Salvador Yen Choi Sanchez Gon on August 4 in Mexico City … Son of Ana Gon and Michael Ryan.

NICHOLAS SOEFJE

R-Sophomore • Frisco, Texas Wakeland HS Major: Computer Engineering Events: Throws

Did not throw javelin until he came to MSU Favorite color is red His favorite food is chicken fried chicken Betty White is his favorite actress

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT NICHOLAS:

OTHER COMPETITION

2005, 2006, 2008, and 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Participant … 2007 USATF Nationals … 2008 Michael Johnson Invitational … Personal best throw 173’9 came at AAU Southwest District Nine Meet in 2010

HIGH SCHOOL Year Javelin 2011 151-11

Two year letterman in football … Three year letterman in wrestling

PERSONAL

Born Nicholas David Soefje on October 21 in St. Paul, Minn., … Son of Tim and Karen Soefje … Dad competed in track and field at the University of Texas.

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JOHN VALENTINE Junior • Arlington, Texas Arlington Martin HS Major: Clinical Exercise Physiology Events: Distance

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT JOHN:

John can eat a waffle in three bites Likes to play the guitar If he could be any animal he would be an African Swallow The dorms are his favorite spot on campus

PERSONAL

Born John Seavrens Valentine on February 9 in Fort Worth, Texas … Son of Kathleen Valentine and William Valentine.

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Year 8K 10K 3000SC 5000m 2010 33:09.93 2011 25:37.86 33:08.70 9:50.55 14:54.63 2012 24:42

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CAMERON: CAMERON VERNIER

Junior • McKinney, Texas Mckinney HS Major: Biomedical Engineering Events: Distance

Cameron has never broken a bone Friends would describe Cameron as loyal and freckles To complete an Iron Man is Cameron’s craziest life ambition “If you can’t be good, have fun” is his favorite quote

HIGH SCHOOL:

Personal best in 1600-meter (4:25) … School record in 5K (16:16)

PERSONAL:

Born Cameron Michael Vernier on March 26 in Lubbock, Texas., … Son of J.J. and Dan Vernier

Year 2010 2011 2012

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8K 10K 1500m 3000m 26:48.90 25:36.70 33:31.40 4:04.61 9:16.29 25:09.38

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JUAN VILLAREAL

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT JORGE:

R-Freshman • Horn Lake, Miss. Horn Lake HS Major: Undecided Events: Distance

Most people call him by his nickname of George Jorge speaks Spanish Real Madrid is his favorite sports team Jorge’s favorite musician is Frank Sinatra

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned two letters in cross country and one in track and Field … Member of Soccer and Tennis teams … Honor Graduate

PREVIOUS COLLEGE:

Member of Soccer Team and Phi Theta Kappa

PERSONAL:

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT A.J.: A.J. WARD

Freshman • Jackson, MS Clinton HS Major: Undecided Events: Jumps

Family Guy is his favorite TV show He’s a Miami Heat fan Favorite class is science Friends would describe him as very funny

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Born Jorge Raphael Villarreal on October 7 in Bucaramanga, Colombia … Son of Claudia Villarreal and Jorge Villarreal

Year 8K 2011 26:22.22 2012

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned four letters in track and field ... Holds Clinton High School’s long jump and high jump record ... Member of 4x200 relay team that holds school record ... Personal Best long jump 24’9.75” ... Personal Best high jump 6’6” ... Also earned three letters in basketball and four letters in football ... Member of FCA, Anchor Club, We Will Go Ministries ... Honor Roll student

PERSONAL:

Born Albert Leon Ward Jr. on Jan. 9, 1994 in Jackson, Miss. ... Son of Gloria and Albert Ward

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Tyrone Walker

Freshman • Herndon, VA Westfield HS Major: Undecided Events: Distance

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TYRONE:

His favorite show is Criminal Minds Tyrone is a Dallas Cowboys fan Favorite color is red His friends would describe him as loud and funny

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned four letters in track and field ... Indoor and Outdoor 4x800m State Champion.

PERSONAL:

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Born Tyrone Demetrius Walker on March 2, 1994 in Camp Pendleton, Calif. ... Son of Tameko and Marcus Cox.

Matt Weickert

R-Freshman • Suwanee, GA Peachtree Ridge HS Major: Undecided Events: Distance

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MATT:

Matt went skydiving for his 18th birthday If he could be any animal it would be a Komodo dragon Matt doesn’t like to be touched

HIGH SCHOOL:

Division AAAAA Cross Country Team State Champions (2008) …. Division AAAAA Track and Field Team State Champions (2011) … Under coach Ron Clanton, set personal bests in 1600-meter (4:30), 3200-meter (9:38) and 5K (15:45) … AP Scholar … Honor Grad Year 2012

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8K 25:54.19

PERSONAL:

Born Matthew Weickart on January 29 … Son of Myra Johnson and Denis Weickart

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All-American CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ERICA:

Her favorite color is pink When she isn’t competing on the track, she enjoys playing basketball Her favorite book is Tears of a Tiger and her favorite movie is The Blind Side Erica’s favorite cereal is Captain Crunch

SCHOOL:

At Byhalia High, put up a personal best in the long jump (20’2)… Member of Basketball Team

ERICA BOUGARD

Sophomore • Byalia, Miss. Byhalia HS Major: Undecided Events: Combined Events

PERSONAL:

Born Erica Marsha Bourgard on July 26 in Memphis, Tenn. ... Daughter of Toya Norman and Eric Bougard … Erica’s aunt Karen Bougard ran cross country at Jackson State University

Indoor Year HJ TJ 60m H 2013 5-09 8.44 2012 5-01 40-04

Outdoor Year 100H 200m 2012 13.64 24.08

LJ TJ HJ SP 20-00 1/2 41-01 1/4 5-08 3/4 44-03 1/2

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2012 All-SEC Freshman 2012 SEC Freshman Field Athlete of the Year Only freshman to compete in the pentathlon at NCAA Championships

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2012 4x400 relay All-American All-SEC All-American Holds MSU record in 400m dash Member of 2010 Indoor SEC Championship 4x400m relay Team ran time of 3:41.31 to set school record Member of 2010 outdoor SEC Championship 4x00m relay Team ran time of 3:36.43 to set school record

WHAT TO KNOW JODY-ANN ...

Favorite TV shows are Family Guy and The Game Enjoys everything about biology Likes to lift weights Would be a tiger if she were an animal

HIGH SCHOOL JODY-ANN MUIR

Junior • St.Catherine, Jamaica Wolemers High School for Girls Major: Biological Sciences Events: Sprints Indoor Year 2010 2012 2013

200 400 56.15 24.24 53.34 24.89 54.23

Outdoor Year 200 2010 24.14 2011 24.02 2012 24.40

Ran track at Wolmers High School for Girls in Kingston, Jamaica ... Won 400-meter dash championship in 2009 ... Recorded a personal best 53.40 in 400-meter dash under coach Michael Carr ... Vice Captain of track team.

OTHER COMPETITION

Won gold at 2009 Carifta Games ... Won bronze at 2009 PanAmerican Championships.

PERSONAL

Born Jody-Ann Nicole Muir on Jan. 1 in Kingston, Jamaica ... Daughter of Grica Coley-Muir and Patrick Muir.

400 52.79 52.64 52.00

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Fabienne Amrhein

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT FABIENNE: Her favorite food is pasta

Freshman • Frankfurt, Germany She loves to swim when she is not running Ottheirrich-Gymnasium Johnny Depp is her favorite actor Major: Psychology Fabienne’s favorite class is psychology Events: Distance

SCHOOL:

Third place in 1500m at 2010 Junior German Nationals ... Third place in 1500m at 2011 Junior German Nationals

PERSONAL:

Born Fabienne Amrhein on Nov. 25, 1992 in Heidelberg, Germany ... Daughter of Marion and Peter Amrhein

Sophomore • Barrie, Ontario Innisdale Secondary School Major: Undecided Events: Sprints

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT OCIAN:

Ocian’s favorite cereal is Cinnamon Toast Crunch If she could be any animal it would be a turtle or a cheetah Ocian enjoys singing and considers it to be her best nonathletic talent Her favorite television shows are Grey’s Anatomy and Glee

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Ocian Archer

HIGH SCHOOL:

Under coach Joe Denes, put up personal bests in the 400-meter dash (54.46) and the 400-meter hurdles (1:00) … Member of Basketball Team Indoor Year 2012

200 400 25.62 56.54

Outdoor Year 400 2012 56.17

OTHER COMPETITION:

Competed at the Junior Nationals and the Pan-American Juniors

PERSONAL:

Born Ocian Archer on May 25 in Markham, Ontario ... Daughter of Kerry and Rayton Archer

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Ebony Brinker

Sophomore • Ponotoc, Miss. Ponotoc HS Major: Undecided Events: Jumps

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT EBONY:

Ebony loves country music and her favorite song is Honeybee by Blake Shelton If she could be any animal it would be an eagle In her spare time, she enjoys singing karaoke, hunting and fishing Her favorite television shows are Will & Grace, Reba and Hannah Montana

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HIGH SCHOOL:

Indoor Year LJ TJ 2012 19-07 40-06 1/4

Outdoor Year LJ TJ 2012 18-11 3/4 41-01 1/4

Carmen Brothers

Freshman • Hammond, LA St. Thomas Aquinas HS Major: Undecided Events: Distance

Three time triple jump champion … Member of squad that won back to back team State Championships … Competed under coach Mike Bain in the triple jump, long jump, 400-meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay … Set personal bests in the triple jump (38.8) and long jump (19.1) … Member of the Basketball, Fast-Pitch and Slow-Pitch Softball teams, Drama Club, FCA, FEA and Spanish Club

PERSONAL:

Born Ebony Shantel Brinker on May 2 in Tupelo, Miss. ... Daughter of Cassandra Stevenson McShan and Bobby Brinker

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CARMEN:

Carmen’s favorite track venue is her high school’s course An interesting fact about her is that the volume on her TV is always on an even number Friends describe her as reliable and caring Carmen’s craziest life ambition is to be in a movie with Aston Kutcher

HIGH SCHOOL:

Cross Country Year 5K 6K 2011 18:57.05 22:33.50 2012 18:43.45

Individual State Indoor Track and Field Champion & 3200-meter State Champion (2010) … Individual State Cross Country Runner-up (2009) ... Named All-State and All-Metro for Cross Country and Track and Field … Under coach Miguel Becerra, put up personal bests in the 3200-meter (11:32.64), 1600-meter (5:27.94), 3-mile (18:38.64) and the 800-meter (1:59) … Member of Swim, Soccer and Volleyball Teams, Student Council, STA Ambassador, FCA, National Honors Society and Beta Club … Honor Roll and President’s List Student

PERSONAL:

Born Carmen Brothers on November 25 in LaPlace, La. ... Daughter of Stephanie and Tom Brothers

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Jenika Buckhalter

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT JENIKA:

If she could be any animal she would be a monkey

Freshman • Olive Branch, Miss. Honey Gold hot wings are her favorite food Jenika’s favorite singer is Adele and her favorite song is Center Hill HS Someone Like You Major: Undecided Events: Jumps

Twilight is her favorite book and Stephanie Meyer is her favorite author

HIGH SCHOOL:

Competed at Center Hill under coach J.J. Downs where she was a member of the 4x100-meter State Champion team and set personal bests in the 100-meter (12:1), 200-meter (25.5) and the long jump (18’9) … Was a Graduate of Distinction Member of the 2010 Junior Olympic 4x100-meter relay squad that placed 14th in the nation

PERSONAL:

Born Jenika Latoria Buckhalter on December 27 in Jackson, Miss. … Daughter of Victoria Bledsoe … Her relative Jimmy Buckhalter played basketball at Mississippi Valley State

Christina Coleman

Senior • Corinth, Miss. Corinth HS Major: Elementary Education Events: Distance

Cross Country Year 8K 2011 20:13.35

Indoor Year 800 2010 2:31.19 2012 2:24.40 Outdoor Year 800 2010 2:24.03 2011 2:18.67 2012 2:21.12

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CHRISTINA:

Wants to go skydiving one day Most people don’t know she’ was a tennis star in high school Favorite color is green Loves to shop at the Gap

HIGH SCHOOL

Competed for Ken Williams and Ryan Summers in cross country and track and field while at Corinth High School ... Earned six letters in cross country and four in track ... Earned nine state championships in cross country and track ... All-State cross country team selection and 2009 MVP for track and field team ... Earned Heart of a Warrior Award in cross country ... Also lettered in cheerleading, tennis and slow-pitch softball ... Member of “C” Club, Mu Alpha Theta, FCA, National Honor Society, Interact and Environmental Club ... Graduated with honors and received the DAR Good Citizen Award.

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OTHER COMPETITION:

PERSONAL

Born Christina Leigh Coleman on August 20 in Tupelo, Miss....Daughter of Susie and Chris Coleman...Both parents attended MSU along with her uncle Joe Gant and aunt Kay Gant...Dad and uncle ran track for MSU and mom played softball for the Lady Bulldogs; sister Courtney played tennis at University of North Alabama.

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT JESSICA:

Her best track and field moment was when she signed with MSU Jessica Comer Freshman • Caledonia, Miss. She weighed 88 pounds when she entered high school Craziest life ambition is to sky dive Caledonia HS Wilma Rudolph is her favorite track athlete Major: Undecided

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Events: Distance

HIGH SCHOOL:

Cross Country 4A State Champion (2010) … 800-meter 4A State Championi (2009) … Under coach James Reed, put up personal bests in the 5K (20:32), 4K (15:32), 3200-meter (12:03), 1600-meter (5:25), 800-meter (2:20) and the 400-meter (1:00) … Cheerleader for four years … Member of National Beta Club, Honors Society, Anchor Club, FCA, Environmental Club, Spanish Club, Student Government, Academic Team … Named Student of the Year, Outstanding Senior, US Army National Scholar, DAR Good Citizen and Link Student of the Year … Member of Hall of Fame … Honor Roll Student … Awarded Highest Average, President Award, Athlete Award, AP Distinction, Screaming Eagle Award

PERSONAL:

Born Jessica Lauren Comer on November 27 in Columbus, Miss. … Daughter of Susan Comer and Randy Comer

Brittany Covington Senior • Greenville, Miss. Greenville-Weston HS Major: General Studies Events: Hurdles

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Ranks 4th in MSU all-time records for outdoor 400m hurdles

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BRITTANY:

Loves the color purple People don’t know that she likes to sing in the mirror Favorite singer is Neyo and loves his song “Mad” Her favorite hobby is talking on the phone

HIGH SCHOOL Indoor Year 60H 2010 8.90 2011 9:11 2012

400m 57:13 56.23

Outdoor Year 400H 200m 100H 2010 1:02.67 2011 1:00.07 24:84 14:59 2012 25.91

Competed at Greenville-Weston High School in Greenville, Miss. ... Earned letters in both cross country and track under the direction of Kenneth Kable ... Was named MVP and Athlete of the Year ... Helped lead Greenville-Weston to a 5A State Championship ... Won 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and triple jump at 2009 5A State Championship.... Also lettered in basketball ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and won the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award.

OTHER COMPETITION

Competed in the USATF Junior Olympics

PERSONAL

Borm Brittney Nicole Covington on Nov. 13 ... Daughter of Bridget Covington-Frazier and Timothy Frazier.

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Hailey Deichmann Freshman • Metairie, La. Mount Carmel Academy Major: Pre Vet Events: Jumps

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT HAILEY:

Her favorite food is ice cream She is a fan of Will Smith and Channing Tatum Enjoys volunteering at the animal shelter Favorite class is psychology

HIGH SCHOOL

Earned four letters in track and field at Mount Carmel Academy ... Personal Best 100m 12.87 ... Personal Best 200m 25.82 ... Personal Best pole vault 11ft ... Also earned two letters in volleyball ... Member of Mount Carmel Cubs Against Destructive Decisions and involved with Habitat for Humanity and Youth Rebuilding New Orleans Born Hailey Anna Deichmann on Oct. 1, 1993 in Metairie, La. ... Daughter of Angela and Greg Deichmann.

Abbie Dill

Sophomore • Chatanooga, Tenn. Baylor HS Major: Undecided Events: Jumps

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ABBIE:

Cowbells are her favorite thing about MSU Abigail’s craziest life ambition is to try modeling Baseball is her favorite sport besides track and field Shopping is Abigail’s best non-athletic talent

HIGH SCHOOL

Member of Coach BIll McMahan’s Baylor School squad that won 4 consecutive Division II Team State Championships ... Won 2 Division II High Jump Championships ... High Jump Personal Best 5’8” ... Member of volleyball team, Red Circle, FCA and Younglife Indoor Year HJ 2012 5-03

OTHER COMPETITION

Outdoor Year HJ 2012 5-03

PERSONAL

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PERSONAL

2 Junior Competition appearances ... Competed at the Nike Outdoor Nationals Born Favian Cowards on May 11 ... Daughter of Amy Cowards and the late Steve Dottery.

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT DIANNA: Dianna Eddington

Freshman • Englewood, Tenn. McMinn Central HS Major: Undecided Events: Distance

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Cross Country Year 5K 2011 19:13.35

HIGH SCHOOL:

3200-meter, 1600-meter and 800-meter A-AA State Champion in 2011 … All-State in Cross Country and Track and Field for four years … First Team in Cross Country and Track and Field for four years … Ran for coach Brent Masingale … Set personal bests in 5000-meter (19:41), 3200-meter (11:19), 1600-meter (5:08), 800-meter (2:19), mile (5:05) and 400-meter (1:00.37) … Member of Basketball Team for two years … Member of Interact, FCA, FBLA, Beta Club … Voted Miss CHS and Most Athletic by her senior class … Received Algebra I and II Awards, Economics Award and the Web Design Essential Award

PERSONAL:

Born Dianna Holden Eddington on February 27 in Cleveland, Tenn. … Daughter of Christal and Jeff Eddington

Sojourner Ewing Senior • Gulfport, Miss. Gulfport HS Major: Microbiology Events: Jumps

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SOJOURNER: Nicknamed Miss Truth Is really good at ignoring people Favorite color is orange Most would describe her as goofy and helpful

HIGH SCHOOL

Outdoor Year Long Jump 2010 18-05 ¾ 2011 18-11 ¼ 2012 19-00 Indoor Year Long Jump 2011 17-03 ½

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Nicholas Sparks is her favorite author and her favorite book is The Notebook She can imitate a lamb Diana’s favorite song is I Cross My Heart by George Strait “Failure is not an option” is her favorite quote

Prepped at Gulfport High School under Daphne Poole ... Earned three varsity letters in track and two in cross country ... Was names team’s Most Outstanding Sprinter ... Also played basketball ... Member of Ujoma Club ... Beta and National Honor Society ... Was named to Superintendents List four times.

PERSONAL

Born Sojourner La’Treasle Ewing in Gulfport, Miss. ... Daughter of Antruasie Ewing.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Racquel Farquharson Senior • St. Elizabeth, Jamaica St. Elizabeth Technical HS Major: Biochemistry Events: Combined Events

Ranks 5th MSU all time for 100m Hurdles 2010 outdoor shuttle hurdle relay team at Penn relays to run 54.33 a MSU record

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RACQUEL: Loves to watch Family Guy Favorite class is Chemistry When home likes to hang out at Santa Cruz Enjoys reading in her free time

HIGH SCHOOL

Indoor Year 60H 200 600 800 HJ 2010 8:83 25.06 1:32.49 2:32.66 1.57m 2011 8:68 2012 7.99

Outdoor Year HJ LJ Javelin SP Heptathalon 2010 5-00 ½ 16-08 97-06 33-11 ½ 5,563 pts. 2011 18-00 ¼ 101-07 Outdoor Year 200m 100H 2011 24.58 13.54 2012 13.29

PERSONAL

Born Racquel Jessecia Farquharson in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica ... Daughter of Valda and Clinton Farquharson.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT Rochelle Farquharson Junior • St. Elizabeth, Jamaica St. Elizabeth Technical HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Jumps

2011 Long Jump SEC outdoor champion Holds MSU’s all-time record long jump

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ROCHELLE:

Her nickname is Farkie Her hobby is reading and her favorite books are the Harry Potter series One thing people do not know about her is that she can sing Besides track and field her favorite sport is soccer

LADY BULLDOGS

Year LJ SP Pentathalon 2010 1.57m 3.18m 3,178 pts. 2011 18-02 ½ 3,567 pts.

Went to St. Elizabeth Technical High School ... Recorded personal-best in 100-meter hurdles (14.96), 200-meter dash (25.45) and 800-meter run (2:30.00) under head coach Milton Brown ... Won Most AllAround Female Athlete in 2007 ... Won top Spanish, English and Biology student award in 2007 ... Won top chemistry student award in 2008.

OTHER COMPETITION

Competed in the 2009 World Youth Competition where she placed fourth in the long jump with a height of 6.03 meters … Placed fourth in the 2010 Youth Olympic triple jump with a height of 12.57 meters.

Indoor Year Long Jump 2011 18-09 ¾ 2012 19-03 1/2

Outdoor Year Long Jump 2011 21-03 ¼

HIGH SCHOOL Triple Jump 41-08 ¾

Competed at St. Elizabeth Technical High School in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica under coach Milton Brown … Recorded personal bests of 20-4 in the long jump and 43-4 in the triple jump.

PERSONAL

Born Rochelle Shackera Farquharson on January 16 in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica … Daughter of Clinton and Valda Farquharson … Sister Racquel currently runs track at MSU.

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Cornelia Griesche

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CORNELIA:

Cornelia’s favorite thing about MSU are the friendly

Freshman • Munich, Germanny people If she was an animal, she would be a cat Katharinen-Gymnasium Red is her favorite color Major: Undecided Events: Distance

Cornelia loves to unicycle

HIGH SCHOOL:

2012 World Junior Championships- 17th place ... Finished ninth at the European Junior Championships in 2011 ... Personal Best 3000m 9:59.76 ... Personal Best 2000m 6:40.80

LADY BULLDOGS

PERSONAL:

Born Cornelia Griesche on Aug. 28, 1993 in Baveria-Ingolstadt ... Daughter of Elisabeth and Guenther Griesche

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MAUREEN:

Maureen hiked down the Grand Canyon and back for a total of 15.4 miles “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live” said by DumbMaureen Gross ledore (Harry Potter) is her favorite quote Freshman • Geismer, La. Mo and Big Mo are her nicknames Dutchtown HS Friends would describe her as quirky and loyal Major: Undecided Events: Throws

HIGH SCHOOL:

2010-2011 All-Academic Composite Team … Member of 2008, 2009 and 2010 District 6-5A Champions, 2009 Regional II-5A Champions and 2009 Louisiana State Runner-ups … Fourth place in discus at 2008 District 6-5A Championships … Third place in discus at 2008 Region II-5A … 2008 and 2010 5A Louisiana State Runner-up in discus … 2009, 2010 and 2011 Discus 6-5A Champion … 2009 Region II-5A Discus Champion … 2009 5A Discus State Champion … 2010 Mobile, Alabama Challenge of Champions Discus Winner … Third place in discus at 2011 5A Louisiana State Championships … Fourth place in shot put at 2009 & 2011 District 6-5A Championships … Third place in shot put at 2010 District 6-5A Championships … Named All-District Honorable Mention (2008), All-Metro Honorable Mention (2008 & 2011), All-State Honorable Mention (2008 & 2010), All-District (2009-2011), All-Metro (2009 & 2010) and All-State (2009) … Member of Beta Club, National Honors Society, Allied Health, Mu Alpha Theta, Future Leaders of Ascension … Gallant Griffin, Super Senior, State and District Literary Rally participant in Chemistry, Nominated for Student of the Year … Ranked third in graduating class

OTHER COMPETITION:

Competed in AAU Girls Basketball for six years and made it to Nationals four years

PERSONAL:

Born Shelvia Maureen Gross on March 27 in Baton Rouge, La. … Daughter of Joni Murphy and Mark Gross … Father (Mark) played baseball at University of Louisiana- Monroe

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Alyssa Hall

Junior • Cincinnati, Ohio Withrow University HS Major: General Studies Events: Jumps

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ALYSSA:

Favorite movie is Love and Basketball Is as good as anyone at Volleyball Best non-athletic talent is modeling Chose MSU because of the campus and how close the team was

HIGH SCHOOL

Went to Withrow University High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and competed for Darren Braddix ... Recorded a personal best 5-8 in the high jump ... Also earned four varsity letters in volleyball ... Honor Roll student. Indoor Year HJ 2010 5-04 ¾ 2011 5-04 ¼ 2012 5-07

PERSONAL Born Alyssa Hall on June 5 in Cincinnati, Ohio ... Daughter of Theresa Hall and Kenneth Russell.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT KATIE: Katie Huston

Sophomore • Huntsville, Ala. Sparkman HS Major: Math Education Events: Distance

Her craziest life ambition is to go into space Thanksgiving dressing is her favorite food The Chapel of Memories is her favorite place on campus She has a turtle named Maxillion

OTHER COMPETITION

Placed first in the 3K, second in the 1500-meter, and second in the high jump at the Junior Olympics … Finished first in the 5K at the 2009 National XC AAU.

HIGH SCHOOL Cross Country Year 5K 2010 18:55.24 2011 19:00.58 2012 17:41

6K 22:30.94 22:54.97 21:46.47

Indoor Year Mile Run 800m 2011 5:07.71 2:19.80 2012 5:12.47 Outdoor Year 1500 3000 5000 2011 4:53.56 17:49.80 2012 4:31.46 10:42.21

Competed at Sparkman High School in Harvest, Ala. … Two-time Alabama State XC Champion … Two-time Alabama High Jump State Champion … Won the 3200 State Championship as a freshman … Recorded a 5:01 personal best in the mile, 10:41 personal best in the 2 mile, 17:58 personal best in the 5K, and a personal best height of 5’6” in the high jump … Member of the All-State Choir, Madison County Advanced Choir, the Rosetta James Foundation, and the National Honor Society … Graduated top 10 in her class.

LADY BULLDOGS

Outdoor Year HJ 2010 5-03 ¾ 2011 5-07 2012 5-08

PERSONAL

Born Mary Katharine Huston on March 9 in Nashville, Tn. … Daughter of Dorothy and Bill Huston … Father (Bill Huston) played football and was a cheerleader at the University of Toledo and Grandfather (Richard Huston, Sr.) ran track, played baseball and football and was named to the University of Toledo Hall of Fame.

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Jasmyn Johnson

Freshman • Horn Lake, Miss. Horn Lake HS Major: Undecided Events: Jumps

LADY BULLDOGS

Nicknames are Jas, Jae and Jassy Jasmyn used to have a pet rooster named Gilburt Green is her favorite color The Templeton is her favorite spot on MSU’s campus

HIGH SCHOOL:

Anchored the 2010 MHSAA 400-meter relay State Championship Team … Third in long jump and third in 100-meter dash at 2010 MHSAA State Championships … Under coach Andee Wilburn set personal bests in 100-meter dash (12.2), 200-meter dash (25.6) and long jump (18’10”) … Eagle Award Recipient … Senior Class Most Athletic … Member of Basketball team … Freshman Class Representative, Treasurer of Senior Class, Student Council, Spanish Club, Theatre Club, US Government Club, Patriot Club, Interact and Debate Team … Honor Graduate

Outdoor Year Long Jump 2012 16-06

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT JASMYN:

OTHER COMPETITION: 2010 AAU Junior Olympics

PERSONAL:

Born Jasmyn Sierra-Yvonne Johnson on November 29 in Memphis, Tenn. … Daughter of Alisha Monique Johnson

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LAKISHA: Lakisha Kelly

Freshman • Olive Branch, MS Lewisburg HS Major: Pre-Dental Events: Jumps

Fruity Pebbles is her favorite cereal Besides track, Lakisha’s favorite sport is basketball Her friends would describe her as crazy and hilarious HIGH SCHOOL Triple Jump State Champion ... Also participated in basketball ... Member of Spanish Club and Choir PERSONAL Born Lakisha Danielle Kelly on Dec. 31, 1993 ... Daughter of Faye and Robert Kelly.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS Renee Masterson

Junior • Beech Grove, Ind. Beech Grove HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Distance

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RENEE:

Is really talented at finding four leaf clovers Craziest life ambition is to make it to the Olympics in 2012 Likes to read books by Richard Mathenson and watch movies with favorite actor Bruce Willis in them Favorite food is spinach and strawberry salad

HIGH SCHOOL 6K 22:00.76 21:23.78 21:30.00 21:04.05

Indoor Year 3000 2009 Red Shirt 2012 9:58.55 Outdoor Year 1500 5000 2009 Red Shirt 2011 4:33.98 17:33.58 2012 4:34.27 17:50.01

Jodie McGuff

Sophomore• Tallahassee, Fl Lawton Chiles HS Major: Undecided Events: Distance

Earned four letters in cross country and track at Beech Grove High School in Beech Grove, Ind. ... Prepped under coach Lee Rund ... Marion County Athlete of the Year ... 15-time Indiana Cross Road Champion ... Eight-time Marion County Champion ... Six-time sectional champion ... Eight-time state qualifier ... Four-time all-state performer ... Was a member of the Indiana All-Star Cross Country and Track Teams ... Also participated in swimming and cheerleading ... Member of FCA, Student Council, Science Olympiad, and Spanish Club ... 4.1 overall G.P.A. ... National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL

Born Renee Nicole Masterson on November 10 ... Daughter of Michael and Amy Masterson.

PERSONAL:

Born Jodie Allison McGuff on February 4 in West Palm Beach, Fla. … Daughter of Joanne Leznoff and Russell McGuff

LADY BULLDOGS

Cross Country Year 5K 2008 17:53 2009 Red Shirt 2010 17:42.57 2011 18:07.24 2012 17:18

2010 ALL SEC, All Region cross country MSU top finisher at all 2008 cross country meets 2008 Freshman all-SEC

Cross Country Year 5K 6K 2011 18:32.84 22:17.93 2012 18:00 21:48.5 Indoor Year 3000 2012 10:21.35 Outdoor Year 1500 2012 4:50.15

3000 10:17.54

5000 17:40.86

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Stecye McNeil

LADY BULLDOGS

Freshman • Events: Sprints

Madison Milhoan

Freshman • Arlington, Texas James Martin HS Major: Undecided Events: Distance

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MADISON: Favorite TV show is The Office Craziest life ambition is to crash a wedding Madison loves the color turquoise Favorite spot on campus is Barnes and Noble

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned four letters in cross country and track at James Martin High School in Arlington, Texas ... Prepped under coach Casey Thompson ... 2010 Cross Country District Champion ... Cross Country Most Valuable Runner at James Martin High ... Two mile and 1600m record holder at JMHS ... Also participated in soccer ... Member of FCA, National Honor Society, Physics Clubs and Spanish Club ... Dale Hansen Scholar Athlete, U.S. Army reserve Scholar Athlete and Davey O’Brien nominee.

PERSONAL:

Born Madison Elizabeth Milhoan on May 22, 1994 ... Daughter of Lisa and Rusty Milhoan ... Brother Jared Milhoan competed in triathlon at Baylor University

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Emma Neigel

Freshman • Athabasca, AB Edwin Parr Composite HS Major: Undecided Events: Distance

Emma has an eye for fashion Friends describe her as cute and bubbly Emma hates to be alone Emma’s craziest life ambition is to marry a millionaire

HIGH SCHOOL:

Cross County Provincial Bronze (Intermediate) … Track and Field Provincial Silver (300-meter and Intermediate) … Track and Field Provincial Bronze (Intermediate 1500-meter, Senior 3000-meter, Senior 1500-meter and Junior 1500-meter) … Competed under coach Bud Ottosen … Set personal bests in 1500-meter (4:55.79) and 3000-meter (10:36.13) … Member of Soccer and Cross Country Skiing Teams … Overall Honors Student

PERSONAL:

Born Emma Rose Neigel on November 12 in Edmonton, Alberta … Daughter of Kathi and Andy Neigel

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT CHLOE: Chloe Phillips

Junior • Flagstaff, Ariz. Flagstaff HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Distance

Favorite TV show is One Tree Hill Something interesting is that she grew up in Grand Canyon National Park Likes to run and ski Chose MSU because she felt like the coaches believed in her

HIGH SCHOOL

Cross Country Year 5K 2010 18:44.31 2012 17:43 Indoor Year 3000 2010 2:15.70 2011 2012

6K 22:50.22 21:04.6 mile 4:59.74 4:56.35 4:56.35

Outdoor Year 800 1500 2010 2:15.70 4:29.40 2011 2:11.33 4:29.19

Competed at Flagstaff High School for Trina Painter and Kyle Harris and former MSU Lady Bulldog Annie Falor ... Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track and field ... 2009 1600- and 800-meter 4A State Champion ... 4th fastest 800 time in Arizona ... Grand Canyon Region 400-meter record ... Recorded personal-best in 400 (57.68), 800 (2:11), 1600 (5:03) and 3200 (11:28) ... Member of National Honor Society, Student Council and Characters Helping Initiate Change through Community Service ... Salutatorian ... Collegeboard AP Scholar...Honor roll student throughout high school.

LADY BULLDOGS

Cross Country Year 5K 6K 2011 18:25.03 22:22.53 2012 18:27 21:55.9

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT EMMA:

PERSONAL

Born Chloe Elizabeth Phillips in Flagstaff, Ariz., on March 20 ... Daughter of Anne and Ken Phillips ... Mother Anne ran track and cross country at Oregon State University.

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ADRIANNA: Adriana Poole

Sophomore • Huntsville, Ala. Sparkman HS Major: Political Science Events: Distance

LADY BULLDOGS

Cross Country Year 5K 6K 2011 19.12.48 23:08.15 Indoor Year 3000 2010 10:29.63 Outoor Year 3000 1500 3000SC 2010 10:29.63 2011 10:43.61 4:45.78 11:20.62

Megan Rayford

Freshman • Byhalia, Miss. Byhalia HS Major: Undecided Events: Combined Events

Could live off of cheeseburgers Craziest life ambition is to become a Nascar driver Best non-athletic talent is making people smile Chose MSU because of the staff, team and campus

HIGH SCHOOL

Ran at Sparkman High in Harvest, Ala., under Charlie Glover ... Earned two varsity letters in cross country ... 5-time All-State, All-Metro and sectionals qualifier ... 3-time state qualifier in track and field ... 2005 Runner of the Year...Top 25 finisher at Great American Classic ... Also played basketball ... Member of SGA, FCA, yearbook and newspaper staff ... Honor roll student.

PERSONAL

Born Adrianna Renee Poole in St. Louis, Mo., on February 18 ... Daughter of Arnatta and Allen Poole ... Dad ran track at Jackson State.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MEGAN:

Megan’s best non-athletic talent is cooking Craziest life ambition is to become a standup comedian Megan hates water Tweeting is her hobby HIGH SCHOOL: Member of State Championship Gold Medal winning 4x100- and 4x200-meter relay squads … Won Bronze Medal in 100-meter high hurdles and Silver Medal in 300-meter low hurdles at State Championships … Under coach Ashley Shannon set personal bests in 300-meter low hurdles (47.03) and 100-meter high hurdles (15.86) … Member of Basketball, Volleyball, Softball and Dance teams … Drama Club and Beta Club … Top 15 of Senior Class

PERSONAL:

Born Megan Rayford on February 15 in Memphis, Tenn. … Daughter of Burma Rayford

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Sydney Rodkey

Freshman • Watkinsville, GA North Oconee HS Major: Events: Jumps

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SYDNEY:

Favorite author is James Patterson Coaches would describe her as smart and athletic Sydney’s favorite sport besides track is football She is as good as anyone at checking Twitter

HIGH SCHOOL:

Earned four letters in track and field ... 2010 Team State Championship ... 2012 Pole Vault State Champion ... 2A state record holder in Georgia ...Also earned four letters in competition cheerleading ... AP Scholar, Principal’s Honor Roll ... Top 10 percent of class ... Graduated summa cum laude Born Sidney Elizabeth Rodkey on Feb. 9, 1994 in Columbia, Md. ... Daughter of Stacey and John Rodkey ... Father wrestled at North Carolina State University and UMBC ... Uncle wrestled at Texas A&M ... Mother played field hockey at UMBC ... Uncle played lacrosse at UMBC.

Evie Savage

Freshman • Kiln. Miss. Hankcock HS Major: Undecided Events: Distance

Cross Country Year 5K 2011 20:46.04

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT EVIE:

Friends describe Evie as energetic and bubbly Her life ambition is to finish an Ironman Triathlon Evie’s favorite thing about MSU is the Muscadine Ripple ice cream She is fluent in French

HIGH SCHOOL:

All-State Cross Country Team (2008, 2009, 2010) … Track and Field 800-meter and 1600-meter State Champion (2011) … Track and Field 800-meter and 1600-meter Silver Medal (2010) … 2009 Track and Field 800-meter dash Bronze Medal … Competed under coach Marcus Polk … Personal bests in 1600-meter (5:19), 800-mter (2:19) and 400-mter (1:00) … Member of the Swim team, French Club, National French Honor Society, National Honor Society and Beta Club … Graduated with Highest Honors … Principle’s Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

LADY BULLDOGS

PERSONAL:

PERSONAL:

Born Genevieve Kathleen Savage in Erie, Penn. … Daughter of Samantha and Donald Savage Jr.

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MADELEINE:

Madeline Takahashi Freshman • Sturgis HS Sturgiis Brown HS Major: Undecided

LADY BULLDOGS

Events: Distance

Cross Country Year 5K 6K 2011 18:50.96 22:43.91

Madeleine’s nickname is Mad Dog She is a perfectionist and failure is her biggest fear Madeleine hates peanut butter and milk Ryan Reynolds is her favorite actor and Natalie Portman is her favorite actress

HIGH SCHOOL:

AA Cross Country State Champion (2007, 2009) … Cross Country Team Champions (2009, 2010) … South Dakota Girls Runner of the Year … Track and Field 1600-meter Champion (2009) and 3200-meter relay Champions (2010) … Competed under coach Cody King … Personal bests in 800-meter (2:17.8), 400-meter (0:61.46), 1600-meter (5:02.90) and 3200-meter (11:08.37) … Member of the Basketball team for two years … Student Council and National Honors Society Member

PERSONAL:

Born Madeleine Anne Takahashi on August 7 in Honolulu, Hawaii … Daughter of Gloria and Stan Takahashi … Sister (Lauren Takahashi) competes on the University of San Diego Rowing Team and is the Coxswain for the Men’s Rowing Team

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT KATELYN: Katelyn Walker

Freshman • Madison, Miss. Madison Central HS Major: Undecided Events: Distance

Cross Country Year 5K 6K 2011 20:20.24 22:43.91

She chose MSU because she bleeds Maroon Katelyn is a Disney fanatic Train’s Meet Virginia is her favorite song Katelyn’s nicknames are Bug and K-Walk

HIGH SCHOOL:

5A 1600-meter State Champion (2207, 2008, 2009) … 5A 800-meter Runner-up (2007, 2008, 2009) … 6A 1600- and 800-meter Runner-up (2011) … Under coach Billy Lamb, set personal bests in 1600-meter (5:17) and 800-meter (2:23) … Competed in Fastpitch Softball … Member of Student Government, Mentoring and Global Debate Teams … Honor Roll Student … Received subject area awards in Spanish I, Economics, Art II, MS Studies, English IV, Personal Finance, Future Studies … Received PB Walker Award and was named Most Talented in Writing

PERSONAL:

Born Katelyn Elise Walker on March 2 in Jackson, Miss. … Daughter of Laura Walker and Tim Walker … Brother (Cole Walker) was a mascot at Mississippi State … Aunt (Suzy Hight) was a member of the Basketball team at Northeast Mississippi Community College

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Megan Walker

Freshman • Port St. Joe, FL Port St. Joe HS Major: Kinesiology Events: Jumps

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT MEGAN:

Channing Tatum is Megan’s favorite actor Her friends would describe her as silly and big-hearted The marina is her favorite place in her hometown Craziest life ambition is to skydive

HIGH SCHOOL

2008-2011 All Big Bend ... 2009-2012 All State ... 2010, 2011 and 2012 State Champ ... Scholar Athlete of the Week recipient... 2008 MS State Champ ... Personal Best Pole Vault 12’6” ... Also participated in volleyball ... Member of the Key Club, Diamond Girlds and SGA.

PERSONAL

Keisha Wallace

Junior • Kingston, Jamaica Wolmer’s Trust HS for Girls Major: General Studies Events: Hurdles

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

All-sec 100m hurdles Holds MSU freshman record for outdoor 100m hurldes Ranks 3rd in MSU history for outdoor 60m hurdles

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT KEISHA:

Favorite TV show is The George Lopez Show Biggest fear in life is not achieving her goals Wants to go skydiving one day When she’s home you’d most likely find her at the theatre

HIGH SCHOOL

LADY BULLDOGS

Born Megan Lyndsea Walker on June 14, 1994 ... Daughter of Karmin and David Walker

Competed for Wolmer’s Trust High School for Girls in Kingston, Jamaica under Michael Carr ... Won gold medals at the 2009 Boys and Girls Championships in the 100-meter hurdles ... Team captain ... Member of JSCF, Octagon Club and Bible Society ... In the Speech and Drama Choir ... Member of Tourism Club and school choir.

Indoor Year 60m LJ 60H 2010 8:39 18-08 8.39 2011 7:84 17-09 8:65 Outdoor Year 100H LJ HJ 800 Javelin 2010 13:31 8-06 ½ 2011 5-01 2:20.50 99-10

OTHER COMPETITION

Outdoor Year SP 100H HEP 2011 27-05 ½ 13.24 5,140

Born Keisha Ann-Marie Wallace in Kingston, Jamaica on January 25 ... daughter of Kirsha Simone Bedward and Devon George Wallace.

Competed at the 2006 Carita games in Guadeloupe.

PERSONAL

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6 USTFCCA OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS 19 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIERS 21ST PLACE NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS FINISH 5TH PLACE SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS FINISH 17 EAST REGIONAL QUALIFIERS 2 SCHOOL RECORDS

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he Bulldogs were hungry to return to competition, after the team closed the 2011 season by tying for 20th at the NCAA Championships. Highlighting the 2012 season was James Harris, Marcus Jackson, Tavaris Tate, D’Angelo Cherry, Emanuel Mayers and Daundre Barnaby, who were all named All-Americans at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships. Beginning the season on the road at the Louisiana Classics, a pair of field victories started things off for the Bulldogs as Marcus Jackson and Ed Wesela claimed top billing in the high jump (7-02 ½) and shot put (56-01 ¼) respectively. The Bulldogs picked up a trio of Top 5 distance finishes, and the foursome of Trevarus Christian, Justin Christian, Garren Hendricks and Samuels finished fourth in the 4x100 meter relay. MSU continued its season hosting the second annual SEC/Big Ten Challenge, where the men captured seven first-place victories. Jarrett Samuels picked up the first Maroon and White victory as he jumped 25-04.50 to post a MSU freshman record and to move to fifth on the MSU all-time list in the long jump. Jason Harper was next as he had a winning triple jump length of 4901.50. MSU then picked up a pair of victories in the hurdles as Emanuel Mayers crossed the line first in the 400-meter hurdles (50.68) ahead of Nathan Arnett who finished third (51.69). Roles were reversed in the 110-meter hurdles as this time was Arnett (14.01) finishing first ahead of Mayers who was second with a time of 14.14. Tavaris Tate stepped up next, as he claimed victory in the 400-meter dash with a time of 46.07. The Bulldogs’ action fell short of topping the Big Ten’s performances. Samuels had been at the top of the leader board in the long jump, and as the team traveled to Austin, Texas for the 85th Clyde Littlefield

Texas Relays, he continued the streak. The freshman can now add collegiate No. 1 to his resume, as he jumped 26-02.50 to claim victory. Other Bulldogs spent the weekend in Oxford for the Ole Miss Invitational, where Jason Harper was the top finisher for the Bulldogs, placing third in the triple jump (51-02.75). The Battle on the Bayou saw much success from the Bulldogs, as the men finished second to SEC foe LSU. Tavaris Tate and James Harris were the big finishers on the day, as the pair picked up first and second place in the 400-meter dash. Tate who ran 45.45 to claim the victory, also moved into the No. 1 spot on the national collegiate list, while Harris’s personal best time of 45.58 placed him second on the day and No.2 in the nation. When Mississippi State embarked on the Jace Lacoste Invitational they had a goal of honoring a former Bulldog; and when the dust settled they had risen to the challenge by capturing 12 victories and an additional 17 Top 5 finishes. Austin Britton started things off for the Bulldogs as he competed in the javelin. Britton threw a personal best 189-01 to claim victory. James Harris also captured his first victory of the day as he jumped 6-10.75 to take the high jump title. Harris later returned to the track to capture the 100-meter dash crown with a time of 10.64. The Bulldogs continued the winning streak as Ed Wesela (55-08.50) took the shot put, Jason Harper (51-02.75) was first in the triple jump and Nathan Arnett (51.52) led the charge in the 400m hurdles. Emanuel Mayers then claimed second in the 110-meter hurdles, just moments before Tavaris Tate (46.56) and Randy Patterson (48.48) finished second and fifth in the 400-meter dash. The Bulldogs then headed to the Plains to continue top performances at the War Eagle Invitational in Auburn. Wesela and Samuels

were the two victorious Bulldogs, with Wesela’s coming in the discus throw (168-05) and Samuels’ putting up the winning length of 2411.75 in the long jump. Wesela (5410.75) then picked up a Top 5 finish in the shot put where he finished second. Claiming the next Top 5 finish was John Bourgeouis who took fifth in the pole vault (15-07). Bourgeouis was followed by fellow field athlete Jason Harper who jumped 50-10.75 to place second in the triple jump. Bobby McIllece (9:42.68) and Nathan Arnett (14.14) then placed third in the 3000-meter steeplechase and 110-meter hurdles respectively. A sprinter, a hurdler and a distance athlete completed the Top 5 finishes as James Harris (46.31) was second in the 400-meter dash, Emanuel Mayers posted the second place time of 51.01 in the 400-meter hurdles and Julian Duarte (15:26.50) was fourth in the 5000-meter run. No. 8 in the nation heading into the historic Penn Relays, MSU set out to compete against some of the best teams in the country. Jason Harper had an early start at Franklin Field, as he began competition at 9 a.m. First up in a field of 20 triple jump athletes, and after all was said and done Harper found himself still at the top with a first place jump of 50-07.5. Following right behind Harper was fellow jumper Marcus Jackson. Jackson competed in the high jump where he jumped 7-02.25 to finish fourth.

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finishing Lady Bulldog with her fifth place finish in the weight throw (61-07 ½). Cowards also competed on Saturday in the shot put (44-04 ¾) where she finished 12th. Joining Cowards in the Top 10 was Erica Bougard with her seventh place finish in the long jump and the 4x400m squad of Brittany Covington, Bougard, Ocian Archer and Kenishia Carey who finished sixth with a time of 3:48.82. The Lady Bulldogs returned to Alabama for the Birmingham Invitational, where Erica Bougard took first place in the pentathlon. Bougard’s 3840 points placed her third on the MSU all-time list and just ahead of teammate Keisha Wallace who finished third with 3559 points. MSU then hit the Big Apple for action at the New Balance Invitational. Jessica Merriweather jumped 5-08 ¾ to finish fourth in the high jump and set a new all-time record for MSU. Favian Cowards (59-03) finished 11th

in the weight throw, and JodyAnn Muir’s time of 54.81 placed her tenth in the 400-meter dash. At the Vulcan Invitational in Birmingham, the Lady Bulldogs picked up a victory and four Top 5 finishes. Claiming top honors for the Maroon and White were Katie Huston, Kanishia Carey, Dominique Lockhart and Renee Masterson whose combined efforts led the way in the distance medley relay (11:59.67). Rochelle Farquharson captured two Top 5 finishes, both in the long jump and 60-meter hurdles. Erica Bougard (18-07 ¾) finished fourth in the long jump behind Farquharson. Following competition in Birmingham, the Lady Bulldogs returned home to prepare for the Championship portion of their schedule, which would begin with the SEC Championships in Lexington, Ky.

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s a new season began for the Lady Bulldogs, the first meet marked a spot in the record books for one athlete. Senior Jessica Merriweather began the 2012 season just outside of the Top 5 on the MSU alltime high jump list, but that all changed at the UAB Invitational. With a height of 5-08 the Memphis native jumped her way to a first place finish and into a tie for the number one spot on the all-time list. Also posting top finishes for the Maroon and White women were Katie Huston who finished second in the mile (5:12.47), Keisha Wallace taking third in the 60m hurdles (8.80), Jody-Ann Muir who was fourth in the 200m dash (24.74) and the distance medley team who also placed fourth (12:35.19). MSU then traveled to Birmingham for the Auburn Invitational, where the Lady Bulldogs saw numerous Top 10 finishes. Favian Cowards was the top

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s the weather warms, it can only mean one thing for MSU track and field and that is the beginning of the outdoor season. For head coach Steve Dudley it also means the chance to start qualifying for nationals and at the first meet he must have had a nice smile on his face. Dudley had a goal to immediately start qualifying for nationals and at the very first meet of the outdoor season in Lafayette, La., success was the story of the day as the Bulldogs captured seven wins. Favian Cowards started things off for the Lady Bulldogs as the senior placed second in the hammer throw with a personal best length of 194-08. The Lady Bulldogs then picked up a trio of Top 5 finishes as Renee Masterson (4:36.75), Dominique Lockhart (4:39.10) and Katie Huston (4:39.78) finished third, fourth and fifth in the 1500-meter run. Next up were a trio of victories as Wallace took the 100-meter hurdles (13.22), Jodie McGuff came across first in the 5000-meter run (17:48.22), and Adrianna Poole (11:29.29) was first in the 3000-meter steeplechase. Rounding out the Top 5 were Brittany Covington (1:01.59) and Ocian Archer (1:03.19), who took third and fourth in the 400-meter hurdles, and Kanishia Carey who was fourth in the 400-meter dash. The Lady Bulldogs then returned home to host the Big 10-SEC Challenge, where the women picked up multiple Top 5 finishes, starting with a pair of second place finishes by Jody-Ann Muir in the 400-meter dash (54.21) and Coving-

ton in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:00.77. Archer was close on the heels of Covington as she finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.44. Masterson then picked up a fourth place finish in the 3000-meter run (10:10.24), while Erica Bougard was third in the 100-meter hurdles (13.96) and Alyssa Hall finished third in the high jump with a height of 5-08. Rounding out the Top Fives were Bougard (19-00) and Wallace (18-11.75) who took third and fourth in the long jump, and Ebony Brinker who was fourth in the triple jump (3800.75). They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the track and field meets are no exception as competition at the 85th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays includes some of the biggest names in the sport. Mississippi State lined up with those athletes and left the Lonestar State with a couple of Top 10 finishes. The trip to Texas was highlighted by Bougard’s pentathlon performance, where she collected 5382 points to finish fifth in the event, and move to third on MSU’s all-time outdoor list. While some of the women were in Texas, others spent their time at the Ole Miss Invitational in Oxford. Masterson was the top finisher for the Oxford contingency as she claimed victory in the 3000-meter steeplechase (11:00.55). Distance athletes shined on day one, as MSU returned home to host the Jace Lacoste Invitational April 13-14. Megan Rayford saw only her second round of action this season, as she captured the first victory for the Lady Bulldogs. The fresh-

man threw a personal best 13702 on her sixth throw to capture victory in the hammer throw and set the pace for the Maroon and White. Rayford continued her first place streak as she took top honors in the discus with her second personal best of the day. Rayford’s throw of 144-01 also landed her the No. 4 spot on MSU’s all-time list, as she finished just ahead of teammate Favian Cowards who threw a second place length of 133-06. Cowards saw more success as the Lady Bulldogs traveled to the Plains for the Auburn Invitational. She led the way for the MSU women as she threw 18704 to place sixth in the hammer throw. Cowards’ fellow field teammates were up next as Rochelle Farquharson (19-07) and Erica Bougard (19-04) landed at eighth and 12th respectively in the long jump. The women rounded out their regular season action in Philadelphia, Penn., as they hit the road for the historic Penn Relays. The Lady Bulldogs competed in three events and in each event that posted a Top 25 finish. Brinker started things off for the women as she posted a tenth best 39-10.75 in the triple jump. Following Brinker was a pair of hurdlers, as Racquel Farquharson (13.80) and Wallace (13.84) finished 13th and 15th in the 100-meter hurdles. Covington, Muir, Bougard and Archer were the only Lady Bulldogs to see action on day three. The quartet joined forces to run 3:39.35 to finish third in the 4x400-meter relay. The MSU women returned from Pennsylvania and began preparation for SEC Championships May 10-13.

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WOMEN’S ALL-AMERICANS 1993 April Ecke WOMEN’S ALL-REGION SELECTIONS 1993 April Ecke 1998 Janice Zawaski 2001 Meggan Hodge 2002 Meggan Hodge Tiffany McWilliams 2003 Tiffany McWilliams 2004 Jennifer McPherson 2005 Zita Magloire 2006 Annie Falor Jennifer McPherson 2010 Renee Masterson Haley Greenwell WOMEN’S ALL-SEC (SINCE 1982) 1992 April Ecke 1993 April Ecke 2002 Meggan Hodge Tiffany McWilliams 2003 Tiffany McWilliams 2005 Zita Magloire 2010 Renee Masterson Haley Greenwell WOMEN’S ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 1993 April Ecke 1996 Tina Bridgeman WOMEN’S FRESHMAN ALL-SEC 2007 Simone Domingue Sarah Hammes 2008 Lydia Cebii Renee Masterson

ALL-TIME SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS MEN Year Site Finish Pts Champion 1936 Atlanta, Ga. 3rd 69 Ga. Tech 1937 Atlanta, Ga. 2nd 48 Ga. Tech 1941 Atlanta, Ga. 1st 34 MSU 1947 Atlanta, Ga. 4th 101 Ga. Tech 1948 Atlanta, Ga. 3rd 70 Auburn 1957 Atlanta, Ga. 1st 35 MSU 1958 Atlanta, Ga. 2nd 47 Kentucky 1959 Atlanta, Ga. 2nd 69 Kentucky 1960 Atlanta, Ga. 1st 38 MSU 1961 Atlanta, Ga. 1st 33 MSU 1962 Atlanta, Ga. 1st 37 MSU 1963 Atlanta, Ga. 4th 93 Tennessee 1964 Pine Mtn., Ga. 2nd 48 Auburn 1965 Birmingham, Ala. 2nd 70 Tennessee 1966 Birmingham, Ala. 4th 102 Tennessee 1967 Birmingham, Ala. 7th 151 Tennessee 1968 Birmingham, Ala. 9th 253 Tennessee 1969 Birmingham, Ala. 9th 193 Tennessee 1970 Birmingham, Ala. 9th 261 Kentucky 1971 Birmingham, Ala. 7th 171 Tennessee 1972 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 6th 157 Tennessee 1973 Gainesville, Fla. 8th 231 Alabama 1974 Lexington, Ky. 8th 199 Tennessee 1975 Baton Rouge, La. 7th 193 Tennessee 1976 Starkville, Miss. 8th 215 Tennessee 1977 Knoxville, Tenn. 8th 207 Tennessee 1978 Nashville, Tenn. 9th 257 Tennessee 1979 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8th 185 Auburn 1980 Auburn, Ala. 7th 164 Auburn 1981 Gainesville, Fla. 3rd 87 Tennessee 1982 Athens, Ga. 5th 110 Tennessee 1983 Lexington, Ky. 9th 259 Tennessee 1984 Clinton, La. 8th 203 Tennessee 1985 Oxford, Miss. 9th 259 Tennessee 1986 Knoxville, Tenn. 6th 182 Florida 1987 Nashville, Tenn. 6th 152 Florida 1988 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8th 249 Kentucky 1989 Auburn, Ala. 9th 280 Tennessee 1990 Gainesville, Fla. 9th 239 Tennessee 1991 Athens, Ga. 7th 210 Arkansas 1992 Lexington, Ky. 10th 291 Arkansas 1993 Baton Rouge, La. 8th 257 Arkansas 1994 Fayetteville, Ark. 10th 267 Arkansas 1995 Starkville, Miss. 8th 205 Arkansas [Did not compete in cross country from 1996-2002] 2003 Athens, Ga. 8th 206 Arkansas 2004 Fayetteville, Ark. 9th 263 Arkansas 2005 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8th 212 Arkansas 2006 Baton Rouge, La. 6th 158 Arkansas 2007 Lexington, Ky. 5th 139 Arkansas 2008 Starkville, Miss. 6th 186 Alabama 2009 Oxford, Miss. 8th 220 Alabama 2010 Columbia, S.C. 7th 211 Arkansas 2011 Maryville, Tenn. 9th 234 Arkansas 2012 Nashville, Tenn. 8th 237 Arkansas SEC CHAMPIONS 1961 Jimmy Taylor 1962 Jimmy Taylor 1965 Don Hunt 1982 Simeon Kigen MEN’S ALL-REGION SELECTIONS 2005 Wade Martin 2007 Ashenafi Arega Ben Blakenship 2010 Adam Lenz MEN’S ALL-SEC (SINCE 1982) 1982 Simeon Kigen Mzee Ruto Mark Strucko

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ALL-TIME SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS WOMEN Year Site Finish Pts Champion 1985 Oxford, Miss. 8th 232 Kentucky 1986 Knoxville, Tenn. 8th 208 Alabama 1987 Nashville, Tenn. 6th 183 Alabama 1988 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 8th 198 Kentucky 1989 Auburn, Ala. 7th 200 Kentucky 1990 Gainesville, Fla. 6th 128 Tennessee 1991 Athens, Ga. 3rd 110 Arkansas 1992 Lexington, Ky. 8th 194 Arkansas 1993 Baton Rouge, La. 9th 225 Arkansas 1994 Fayetteville, Ark. 8th 229 Arkansas 1995 Starkville, Miss. 8th 240 Arkansas 1996 Oxford, Miss. 7th 201 Florida 1997 Columbia, S.C. 11th 280 Florida 1998 Maryville, Tenn. 10th 280 Arkansas 1999 Nashville, Tenn. 10th 248 Arkansas 2000 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 7th 191 Arkansas 2001 Auburn, Ala. 9th 205 Arkansas 2002 Gainesville, Fla. 5th 140 Arkansas 2003 Athens, Ga. 7th 156 Tennessee 2004 Fayetteville, Ark. 7th 186 Tennessee 2005 Tuscaloosa, Ala. 6th 152 Tennessee 2006 Baton Rouge, La. 5th 162 Arkansas 2007 Lexington, Ky. 7th 209 Arkansas 2008 Starkville, Miss. 9th 252 Arkansas 2009 Oxford, Miss. 10th 276 Florida 2010 Columbia, S.C. 5th 156 Florida 2011 Maryville, Tenn. 9th 233 Vanderbilt 2012 Nashville, Tenn. 10th 264 Florida

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At the beginning of the season, the Mississippi State Bulldog cross country team found themselves picked to finish 11th in the Southeastern Conference. With a team composed mainly of freshman and sophomores, the Bulldogs set out in September to defy their predicted results. The Bulldogs started the 2012 campaign with a trip to Tennessee for the Sewanee Invitational. Seizing the 8K top finish for the men was Phillip Johnson (26:26.50), who came in third for the Bulldogs. Twins Patrick (26:47.610) and Andrew Monaghan (26:51.26) followed Johnson, crossing the line in seventh and ninth, respectively. Rounding out the Top 10 was Matt Weickert (25:55.55). The Maroon and White squad finished with 36 points, sealing the top spot. MSU continued its winning ways, as it travled to Nashville for the Commodore Classic on Sept. 15. The men totaled 183 points to place 5th in the 24-team field after a strong 8K run from John Valentine (22nd, 25:17.22). Following Valentine’s Top 25 finish were Johnson (33rd, 25:36.37), Andrew Monaghan (45th, 25:54.02) and Cameron Vernier (46th, 25:54.76). The Bulldogs knocked Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt out of the top spots. A trip to South Bend, Ind., was next for the Maroon and White, as they competed at the 57th Annual Notre Dame Invite. The race proved to be a tough test for the Bulldogs, as they fought their way to a 20th place finish amongst some of the best competition of the season. After racing at Notre Dame, the Bulldogs headed to Alabama for the Crimson Classic on Oct. 13. Seizing the 8K top finish for the men was Johnson (26:11.17), who came in 12th for the Bulldogs. Valentine (26:11.78) and Vernier (26:12.79) followed Johnson, crossing the line in 13th and 16th, respectively. Rounding out the Top 30 was Jacob Fuller (27th, 26:37.38) and Julian Duarte (29th, 26:40.91). The squad totaled 77 points on the day to finish third. Upon returning home, the Bulldogs began preparations for their journey through the championship season, beginning with a trip to Nashville for the SEC Championships on Oct. 26. With leadership from junior Vernier (25:09.38, 41st) in the 8K, the men scored 237 points to finish eighth. Rounding out the men’s scores behind Vernier were Valentine (25:20.95, 49th), Juan Sanchez (25:26.42, 50th), Johnson (25:27.12, 51st) and Andrew Monaghan (25:37.75, 65th). After the SEC Championships, MSU concluded its season in Tallahassee, Fla., at the NCAA South Regional. The Bulldogs spot in fifth not only tied their best regional finish in history, but also placed them ahead of SEC foes Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Juan Sanchez (31st, 31:35.7) led the way for the men, followed by Cameron Vernier (35th, 31:46.6), John Valentine (46th, 32:02.5), Curtis Kelly (52nd, 32:08.8) and Philip Johnson (57th, 32:13.3).

Berry/Sewanee Invite (8K)

Sept. 1, 2012 Rome, Ga. Team Finish: 1st

1. 7. 9. 10. 15. 16. 18. 23. 24. 27. 30. 34.

Philip Johnson Patrick Monaghan Andrew Monaghan Matt Weickert Julian Duarte Curtis Kelly Jacob Fuller Henry Li Cameron Vernier John Valentine Andrew Harwell Carson Britton

26:26.50 26:47.61 26:51.26 26:55.55 27:10.76 27:11.95 27:26.78 27:35.68 27:36.54 27:46.44 27:50.53 28:00.07

Notre Dame Invite (8K)

Sep 28, 2012 South Bend, Ind. Team Finish: 20th

117. 173. 184. 230. 237. 255. 269. 255.

Commodore Classic (8K)

Sept. 15, 2012 Nashville, Tenn. Team Finish: 5th

22. 33. 45. 46. 50. 54. 55. 82. 90. 100.

John Valentine 25:17.22 Philip Johnson 25:36.37 Andrew Monaghan 25:54.02 Cameron Vernier 25:54.76 Jacob Fuller 25:44.99 Curtis Kelly 26:12.24 Julian Duarte 26:15.28 Matt Weickert 26:25.11 Patrick Monaghan 26:37.12 Henry Li 26:37.62

John Valentine Philip Johnson Curtis Kelly Cameron Vernier Andrew Monaghan Matt Weickert Jacob Fuller Patrick Monaghan

24:42 25:32 25:37 25:56 26:02 26:24 26:36 27:58

Crimson Classic (8K) Oct. 13, 2012 Tuscaloosa, Ala. Team Finish: 3rd

2. 4. 8. 9. 10. 13. 16. 20. 13. 16. 20.

Philip Johnson John Valentine Cameron Vernier Jacob Fuller Julian Duarte Andrew Monaghan Matt Weickert Curtis Kelly Henry Li Patrick Monaghan Mathew Dunn

26:11.17 26:11.78 26:12.79 26:37.38 26:40.91 27:03.22 27:05.52 27:12.93 27:27.30 27:33.05 27:40.20

SEC Championship (8K)

Oct. 26, 2012 Nashville, Tenn. Team Finish: 8th

2. 4. 8. 9. 10. 13. 16. 20. 13. 16.

Cameron Vernier John Valentine Juan Sanchez Philip Johnson Andrew Monaghan Julian Duarte Matt Weickert Curtis Kelly Jacob Fuller Patrick Monaghan

25:09.38 25:20.95 25:26.42 25:27.12 25:37.75 25:51.34 25:54.19 26:06.55 26:17.22 26:31.27

NCAA South Region (10K)

Nov, 9, 2012 Tallahassee, Fla. Team Finish: 5th

31. Juan Sanchez 31:35.7 35. Cameron Vernier 31:46.6 46. John Valentine 32:02.5 52. Curtis Kelly 32:08.8 57. Philip Johnson 32:13.3 74. Julian Duarte 32:39.0 120. Andrew Monaghan 33:33.7

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Sept. 1, 2012 Rome, Ga. Team Finish: 1st

1. Renee Masterson

2. Fabienne Amrhein 3. Chloe Phillips 4. Jodie McGuff 5. Cornelia Griesche 6. Katie Huston 12. Carmen Brothers 13. Adrianna Poole 14. Emma Neigel 25. Madison Milhoan 39. Katelyn Walker

Commodore Classic (6K)

Sept. 15, 2012 Nashville, Tenn. Team Finish: 4th

8. 24. 25. 27. 37. 44. 65. 70. 96. 111. 126. 162.

22:32.19 22:37.31 22:47.22 22:48.47 23:03.33 23:40.89 24:14.87 24:14.22 24:14.78 24:34.98 25:17.20

Renee Masterson Jodie McGuff Chloe Phillips Katie Huston Fabienne Armhein Cornelia Griesche Carmen Brothers Emma Neigel Adrianna Poole Madison Milhoan Evie Savage Katelyn Walker

21:25.57 22:11.53 22:12.44 22:16.17 22:30.25 22:36.22 23:00.87 23:09.17 23:35.54 23:55.23 24:18.32 25:20.15

Notre Dame Invite (5K)

Sept. 28, 2012 South Bend, Ind. Team Finish: 15th 51. Renee Masterson

94. 116. 152. 202. 240. 128.

Katie Huston Chloe Phillips Cornelia Griesche Jodie McGuff Emma Neigel Adrianna Poole

17:18 17:41 17:43 17:59 18:00 18:27 18:40

34. 46. 49. 61. 83. 89: 9 6. 101. 102. 1 14.

Crimson Classic (5K)

Oct. 13, 2012 Tuscaloosa, Ala. Team Finish: 3rd

9. 14. 18. 20. 40. 51. 61: 6 9. 80. 91. 96.

Renee Masterson Chloe Phillips Katie Huston Jodie McGuff Carmen Brothers Cornelia Griesche Adrianna Poole Evie Savage Emma Neigel Katelyn Walker Madison Milhoan

18:02.54 18:05.51 18:21.03 18:22.75 18:43.45 19:02.62 19:16.62 19:29.60 19:43.76 19:58.98 20:02.61

SEC Championship (6K)

Oct. 26, 2012 Nashville, Tenn. Team Finish: 10th

Renee Masterson Katie Huston Chloe Phillips Jodie McGuff Fabienne Armhein Emma Neigel Adrianna Poole Carmen Brothers Cornelia Griesche Evie Savage

21:34.82 21:46.47 21:48.15 22:02.63 22:26.88 22:37.19 22:48.66 22:56.68 22:58.50 23:31.87

NCAA South Region (6K)

Nov.9, 2012 Tallahassee, Fla. Team Finish: 9th

37. Renee Masterson 21:04.5 38. Chloe Phillips 21:04.6 80. Jodie McGuff 21:48.5 87. Emma Neigel 21:55.9 92. Katie Huston 21:59.3 106. Fabienne Amrhein 22:10.5 109. Cornelia Griesche 22:17.1

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Picked to finish 11th in the Southeastern Conference, the Lady Bulldogs laced up their running shoes for the 2012 season. Their journey would take them from Tennessee to Alabama to Indiana, and ultimately would end at the NCAA South Regional in Florida. First up for the Lady Bulldogs was the Sewanee Invitational on Sept. 1 in Rome, Ga. Renee Masterson (22:32.19) led the way for the Lady Bulldogs, finishing first in the 6K, followed by freshman Fabienne Amrhein (22:37.31) in second and Chloe Phillips (22:47.22) in third. Rounding out the Top 5 was Jodie McGuff (22:48.47) and Cornelia Griesche (23:03.33), who finished fourth and fifth, respectively. MSU captured the win with 15 points, while achieving six of the Top 10 places. The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Nashville for their second meet of the season, the Commodore Classic. Masterson (21:25.57) again paced the Lady Bulldogs, finishing eighth in the 6K, amongst a field of more than 200 runners. McGuff (22:11.53) and Phillips (22:12.44) also had top finishes for the women, rounding out the Top 25 at 24th and 25th, respectively. The team seized a fourth-place finish with 117 points, beating fellow SEC opponents Alabama, Georgia, LSU, South Carolina and Tennessee. Next the Maroon and White headed to South Bend, Ind. for the 57th Annual Notre Dame Invite on Sept. 28. Facing some of the toughest competition this season, the Bulldogs raced against a total of 10 nationally ranked teams and finished 15th, led once again by Masterson. Following the trip to Indiana, the MSU women made the short trip east to Tuscaloosa. Senior standout Masterson (18:02.54) paced the team, finishing ninth in the 5K. Phillips (18:05.51), Katie Huston (18:21.03) and McGuff (18:22.75) also had strong finishes for the women, rounding out the Top 20 at 14th, 18th and 20th, respectively, to tally 96 points and a third-place finish for the squad. Championship season for the Lady Bulldogs began in Nashville at the SEC Championships. Again leading the pack was Masterson, followed by Huston, Phillips, McGuff and Amrhein, as the women navigated the course to a 10th-place finish. Following the SEC Championships, the team headed to Tallahassee, Fla., for the NCAA South Regional. In its last meet of the season on Nov. 17, MSU captured the ninth-place spot, totaling 328 points. Senior Renee Masterson (37th, 21:04.5), who posted the fastest times for her team at every meet this season, paced the MSU women again in Tallahassee. Crossing the line right behind Masterson was Chloe Phillips (38th, 21:04.6), later followed by Jodie McGuff (80th, 21:48.5), Emma Neigel (87th, 21:55.9) and Katie Huston (92nd, 21:59.3). Four of the top five women all posted their quickest times of the season at Apalachee Regional Park.

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hampionship season got underway for the Lady Bulldogs in February, as they traveled to Lexington, Ky., for the 2012 SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Erica Bougard embarked on the journey to Lexington ranked third on the MSU all-time pentathlon list, but when action ceased she found herself in the number one spot. Victories and personal bests in the long jump (19-09 ¾) and the 800-meter run (2:14.80), along with personal bests in the 60m hurdles (8.57), high jump (5-05 ¾) and shot put (32-10 ½) propelled Bougard to a second place finish in the pentathlon (4126), earning her second team All-SEC honors. Not only did Bougard earn a spot on the All-SEC team, but became the first freshman to garner a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team. Keisha Wallace also navigated the Nutter Field House track in the pentathlon where she finished seventh and earned two points for MSU. Wallace finished the day with three personal bests and fifth-place ranking on the MSU all-time pentathlon list. On day two, Wallace began with the 60-meter hurdles and posted a sixth-

place finish after turning in a time of 8.39. Wallace’s efforts secured her a place in Sunday’s finals and placed her just ahead of teammate Racquel Farquharson, who finished 10th with a personal best time of 8.45. Later in the day, Wallace’s long jump performance placed her seventh, with a personal best length of 19-08, to earn two points for the Lady Bulldogs. Wallace’s jumps also ranked her fifth on MSU’s all-time list. Jody-Ann Muir also saw action on day two, as she navigated the track in the 400-meter dash. Muir ran a personal best 53.85 to finish eighth and guarantee her a spot in the finals. Day three for MSU was closed with 22 personal

bests, five school records and an individual SEC Championship. Favian Cowards threw a personal best 66-05 to win MSU’s first SEC Championship in the weight throw. Cowards throw also set a MSU alltime record and earned her a spot on the all-SEC team. Cowards’ performance paved the way for the rest of the Lady Bulldogs, who went on to score a schoolrecord 35 points to finish seventh, posting the best overall finish in school history. Florida claimed the SEC Championship title with 132 points.

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Jodie McGuff closed out the day for the Lady Bulldogs as she finished eighth in the 10,000-meter run (37:13.20), earning one point for the team. Former SEC Champion Rochelle Farquharson scored the first points of day three. Competing in the long jump, Farquharson posted a jump of 2007.25 to finish third and score six points for the Lady Bulldogs. Jody-Ann Muir was the lone Maroon and White woman to secure a spot in the finals. Muir took to the track in the 400-meter dash, where she posted a time of 52.67 to finish third and move on to the finals. Heading into the last day of competition, the Lady Bulldogs were in ninth place with 17 points Erica Bougard captured MSU’s first honor during the finals, as she earned All-Freshman honors in the heptathlon. Bougard (4100.25) finished seventh in the triple jump, and JodyAnn Muir (52.74) added five points to the mix for her fourth place performance in the 400-meter dash. The Lady Bulldogs closed their time in Baton Rouge with 28 points and a 10th place finish.

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Wallace’s day began with fter posting some im- the 100-meter hurdles pressive times during where Wallace finished at the regular season, the top of the pack with a MSU turned its focus to time of 13.33, while Bouthe championship slate of gard finished fifth (13.94). its schedule, and the Lady Later that day, Bougard Bulldogs laced up for the high jumped 5-07 to fin2012 SEC Outdoor Track ish fourth, while Wallace and Field Championships was 11th with a height in BatonRouge, La. of 4-10.50. Bougard Erica Bougard and Wal- (32-05.50) and Wallace lace were the only pair of (30-00.25) finished backMSU athletes to compete to- back in the shot put, on day one. Bougard and coming in at ninth and 10th respectively. After all was said and done, Bougard had earned a total of 3,327 points to stand at fourth, while Wallace had earned 3,093 points to enter day two in seventh place. Picking up the Lady Bulldogs’ first top five finish and five team points was Favian Cowards. The senior posted a fourth-place finish of 188-02 in the hammer throw. Erica Bougard picked up the second top five finish as she placed fourth in the heptathlon with 5,537 points. Bougard’s fourth-place finish came on the heels of the freshman winning both the long jump (2000.50) and the 800-meter run (2:14.16). Additionally, Bougard earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team, as well as earning five points for the Lady Bulldogs. After an injury in the long jump, Wallace was forced to remove herself from day two’s competition. .

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fter a highly competitive and successful regular season, Mississippi State switched gears toward the championship mode of the schedule, as competition began at the SEC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Baton Rouge. Trevarus Christian was the lone Bulldog to see day one action, as he competed in the first five events of the decathlon. Christian’s day began with the 100-mter dash where he ran 11.11 to place fifth. Next up was a turn at the long jump where he jumped 23-03.50 to finish seventh, before heading to the shot put ring for an eighth place throw of 33-03.25. Christian then returned to jump, clearaing 5-05.25 to finish seventh in the high jump. The Bulldog ended his day with an eighth place time of 58.98 in the 400-meter dash, to place him eighth overall heading into day two with a total of 3,129 points. Despite a slight weather delay, action managed to progress on day two of the SEC Outdoor Championships. Christian picked up where he left off on Thursday and captured an eighth-place finish in the decathlon by scoring a total of 4414 points. Christian’s eighth place finish earned the first point of the meet for the Bulldogs. Emanuel Mayers, who missed last year’s SEC Championships because of injury, laced up next for the Bulldogs. Proving he was completely healed and back to his old self, Mayers ran 50.46 to finish first in the 400-meter hurdles prelims and secure a spot in Sunday’s finals. Nathan Arnett joined Mayers in the 400-meter hurdles and accompanied him in the finals as he placed WOMEN’S INDOOR RESULTS 1. Florida 2. LSU 3. Arkansas 4. Tennessee 5. Georgia 6. Auburn 7. Mississippi State 8. Ole Miss 9. Alabama 10. South Carolina 11. Vanderbilt 12. Kentucky

placing fourth with a time of 51.04. On day three of competition, Christian joined forces with teammate Jarrett Samuels to compete in the long jump. Samuels fifth place jump of 2508.25 scored MSU four points and slightly edged Christian, who jumped 25-03.25 to finish sixth and pick up three points. James Harris and Daundre Barnaby became the second pair of Maroon and White men to find a spot competing in finals as they laced up for the 400-meter dash. Harris posted a time of 46.47 to finish fourth, while Barnaby ran 46.12 to finish the race in eighth. A pair of distance athletes closed out day three for MSU. Juan Sanchez closed out qualifying and secured a spot on Sunday in the 1500-meter run with an 11th place time of 3:51.46, while John Valentine (9:11.94) collected the final points of the day as he finished fifth in the 3000-meter steeplechase to earn four points. Overall, the Bulldogs placed fifith with 61 points, their highest finish since coming in at No. 5 in 1989. Marcus Jackson jumped a personal best 7-03.25 to finish second and earn All-SEC second team honors. Ed Wesela threw a personal best 59-08.25 to finish fourth place in the shot put. The 4x100-meter quartet of D’Angelo Cherry, Samuels, Tavaris Tate and Harris scored the Bulldogs only multi-athlete points, as they earned four points for their fifth place time of 40.16. Arkansas claimed the conference title with a total of 196 points.

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR RESULTS 1. LSU 2. Florida 3. Arkansas 4. Georgia 5. Tennessee 6. Auburn 7. Ole Miss 8. Alabama 9. South Carolina 10. Mississippi State 11. Vanderbilt 12. Kentucky

MEN’S OUTDOOR RESULTS 1. Arkansas 2. LSU 3. Georgia 4. Florida 5. Mississippi State 6. Ole Miss 7. Auburn 8. Kentucky 9. South Carolina 10. Tennessee 11. Alabama

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2012 NCAA DIVISION I MEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD QUALIFYING STANDARDS (SEA LEVEL) AUTOMATIC FAT MT 6.14@ — 6.60@ — 7.17@ — 7.70@ — 21.48 21.23 20.83

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47.15 46.75 46.15

46.9 46.5 45.9

1:49.30 1:48.90 1:48.00

1:49.0 1:48.6 1:47.7

4:01.30 4:00.80 3:59.00

4:01.0 4:00.5 3:58.7

7:58.50 7:57.20 7:54.50

7:58.2 7:56.9 7:54.2

13:53.30 13:50.80 13:47.00

13:53.0 13:50.5 13:46.7

3:10.50 3:08.90 3:06.50

3:10.2 3:08.6 3:06.2

3:11.70 3:10.10 3:07.70

3:11.4 3:09.8 3:07.4

9:36.10 9:35.00 9:32.00

9:35.8 9:34.7 9:31.7

9:37.60 9:36.50 9:33.50

9:37.3 9:36.2 9:33.2

@ Qualifying times attained at altitude of 6,000 feet and above, add .04 seconds. Times attained at altitude of 3,000-5,999 feet, add .02 seconds. High Jump Pole Vault Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Put 35-Pound Weight Heptathlon *—Size of track. #—Altitude adjustment available.

METRIC 2.24 5.50 7.90 16.15 19.30 21.50 5,675 points

Event FAT MT 55 Meters 6.74@ — 60 Meters 7.26@ — 55-Meter Hurdles 7.57@ — 60-Meter Hurdles 8.14@ — 200 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* 23.90 — (200m/220 yds)* 23.70 — (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 23.20 — 400 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* 53.60 53.3 (200m/220 yds)* 53.30 53.0 (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 52.60 52.3 800 Meters# (Under 200m/220 yds)* 2:06.30 2:06.0 (200m/220 yds or less)* 2:06.00 2:05.7 (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 2:05.00 2:04.7 Mile# (Under 200m/220 yds)* 4:39.40 4:39.1 (200m/220 yds or less)* 4:38.90 4:38.6 (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 4:37.00 4:36.7 3,000 Meters# (Under 200m/220 yds)* 9:17.00 9:16.7 (200m/220 yds or less)* 9:16.00 9:15.7 (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 9:13.00 9:12.7 5,000 Meters# (Under 200m/220 yds)* 16:15.00 16:14.7 (200m/220 yds or less)* 16:12.50 16:12.2 (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 16:07.50 16:07.2 1,600-Meter Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* 3:38.00 3:37.7 (200m/220 yds)* 3:36.80 3:36.5 (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 3:34.00 3:33.7 Mile Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* 3:39.20 3:38.9 (200m/220 yds)* 3:38.00 3:37.7 (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 3:35.20 3:34.9 Distance Medley Relay—Meters# (Under 200m/220 yds)* 11:10.90 11:10.6 (200m/220 yds or less)* 11:09.40 11:09.1 (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 11:05.50 11:05.2 Distance Medley Relay—Yards# (Under 200m/220 yds)* 11:13.40 11:13.1 (200m/220 yds or less)* 11:12.90 11:12.6 (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 11:09.00 11:08.7 @ Qualifying times attained at altitude of 6,000 feet and above, add .04 seconds. Times attained at altitude of 3,000-5,999 feet, add .02 seconds. METRIC High Jump 1.85 Pole Vault 4.30 Long Jump 6.38 Triple Jump 13.30 Shot Put 16.90 20-Pound Weight 21.00 Pentathlon 4,075 points *—Size of track. #—Altitude adjustment available.

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NCAA QUALIFYING STANDARDS BULLDOGS

Event 55 Meters 60 Meters 55-Meter Hurdles 60-Meter Hurdles 200 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 400 Meters (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 800 Meters# (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Mile# (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 3,000 Meters# (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 5,000 Meters# (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* 1,600-Meter Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Mile Relay (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Distance Medley Relay—Meters# (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200m/220 yds)* Distance Medley Relay—Yards# (Under 200m/220 yds)* (200 m/220 yds or less)* (Banked or Over 200 m/220 yds)*

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The championship qualifying procedure allows for a field size of 24 in all individual and relay events at the final championship competition. (Refer to the 2012 Outdoor Track and Field Technical Manual- www.ncaa.org)

QUALIFYING Qualifying to the final championship competition is accomplished through performance in the preliminary championship competition at each site for events contested at those competitions. Twelve competitors from each individual event and twelve teams from each relay event advance from each preliminary championship competition site to the final championship competition. Qualification, through competition in an event at a preliminary championship competition, is required to participate in that event at the final championship competition. Any individual or relay team must remain eligible for advancement throughout all rounds of the championships. The specific event formula for advancement to the final championship competition, as well as tie breaking procedure, is detailed in the 2012 Outdoor Track and Field Technical Manual. Qualification for the Heptathlon and Decathlon events of the championship is accomplished through a student-athlete’s position on the national descending order list. Based upon declarations, made before the preliminary championship competition, twenty-four student-athletes will be accepted to the final championship competition in each event.

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first qualification as he competed in the 400-meter dash quarterfinals. Running in heat three, Barnaby posted a personal best time of 45.85 to capture a heat win and a fifth place finish overall. Barnaby was joined in competition by Tate (46.45) and Harris (50.09), who finished 16th and 27th overall to just miss booking a trip to Iowa. Arnett (50.29) secured his NCAA Championship spot by finishing fourth in the 400-meter hurdles quarterfinal. Also competing for the Bulldogs on day two were D’Angelo Cherry and Jason Harper. Cherry (10.45) took his turn in the 100-meter dash quarterfinal where he finished just outside qualifying range at 20th, while Harper (48-4.50) finished 34th in the triple jump preliminary. MSU’s next qualification came in the female slate of the 400-meter dash. Jody-Ann Muir posted a personal best 52.00 to finish second in her heat and third overall, punching her ticket

for the NCAA Championships. After fouling her first throw, Favian Cowards stepped back into the cage and threw a personal best 206-5 in the hammer throw to finish third and punch the day’s first NCAA Championship ticket. MSU’s next qualification came from Marcus Jackson in the high jump. On his fifth jump of the day, Jackson reached 7-2.25 to finish third and move on to the Championships. In total, MSU qualified 14 athletes in eight events. Individuals who made the NCAA Championship trip were Erica Bougard in the heptathlon, Cowards in the hammer throw, Muir in the 400-meter dash, Arnett in the 400-meter hurdles and Jackson in the high jump. Also making the trek to Iowa will be the 4x100-meter squad of Christian, Samuels, Tate and Cherry, as well as the 4x400-meter quartet of Tate, Barnaby, Mayers and Harris.

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fter a successful showing at the SEC Championships, Mississippi State set its sights on national titles, as the Bulldogs travled to the Sunshine State for the NCAA Outdoor Championships East Region Preliminary. Seventeen MSU athletes competed for top spots at the meet, hosted by the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. As action wrapped up on day one, the Bulldogs were on their way with seven athletes qualifying for quarterfinals. First to qualify were Emanuel Mayers and Nathan Arnett, who took their turn in the preliminaries of the 400-meter hurdles. Mayers (50.82) posted the fourth-best time of the day to punch his ticket, while Arnett qualified with his 11th place time of 51.26. Following in the footsteps of Mayers and Arnett was D’Angelo Cherry. Posting a time of 10.52, Cherry finished 20th in the 100-meter dash preliminaries and qualified for the quarterfinals. Rounding out the Bulldog qualifiers was a trio of 400-meter dash athletes. Competing in three different heats, Daundre Barnaby (46.11), Tavaris Tate (46.54) and James Harris (46.59) all earned tickets for the quarterfinals as they finished second, eighth and 11th, respectively. Jody-Ann Muir was the lone Lady Bulldog qualifier on day one. Posting the fourth best time of the day, Muir ran 52.74 to secure a place in the quarterfinals on day two. On the second day of competition, Barnaby picked up the

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n a season that saw Mississippi State capture its highest SEC finish since 1989, the Bulldogs concluded their 2012 campagin at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. MSU had 12 athletes compete in eight events- nine men and three women. Jody-Ann Muir was the lone Lady Bulldog on the track day one. Competing in heat one of the 400 meter dash preliminary, Muir posted a seventh-place time of 52.05 to qualify for finals. Justin Christian, Jarrett Samuels, Tavaris Tate and D’Angelo Cherry started day one for the Bulldogs. The foursome laced up for the 4x100 meter preliminary relay and ran 39.45 to finish ninth, barely missing the mark to qualify for finals. Nathan Arnett rounded out Bulldog competition on day one as he ran 50.53 in the 400 meter hurdle preliminary. Arnett’s time placed him 10th. Marcus Jackson surpassed his personal best high jump height of 7-3.25 with a new height of 7-4.25 on day two. Jackson’s jump placed him fifth on the day and earned first team All-American honors for the sophomore. Favian Cowards started the Lady Bulldogs off as she competed in the hammer throw. On her second throw of the day, she reached 206-3 to finish ninth. Day two also marked the beginning of the women’s heptathlon, featuring MSU’s Erica Bougard. Competing in four events, Bougard closed her day with 3191 points to stand at 20th place heading into the final three events. Highlighting Bougard’s

day was a sixth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles (13.64), a height of 5-3 in the high jump where she finished 21st, a 23rd place length of 28-11 in the shot put and a fourth-place time of 24.08 in the 200-meter dash. MSU’s 4x400-meter quartet of Tate, Emanuel Mayers, Daundre Barnaby and James Harris closed out the day with MSU’s third-fastest time in school history at 3:02.16 to finish third and secure a place in the finals. On day three, Muir earned All-American honors, running 52.63 in the 400-meter dash. The junior finished seventh to score two points for her team. Bougard was the only other daythree competitor for the Maroon and White as she wrapped up heptathlon action. After finishing 10th in the long jump (18-11.25) and 21st in the javelin (97-6), the Byhalia, Miss., native was forced to withdraw from competition due to injury.

The Bulldogs ended National Championship competition tied for No. 20 to mark the thirdstraight year for the Maroon and White to finish in the Top 20 at the Championships, and for nine out of the last ten years for the Bulldogs to finish in the Top 25. Posting a time of 3:05.85 during finals, the 4X100 quartet finished eighth and ended the 2012 season on a high note en route to garnering All-American honors. The SEC captured both overall titles, as Florida brought home the men’s championship just ahead of LSU, while on the women’s side LSU held off Oregon to claim the crown. The Bulldogs finished 43rd with five points, while the Lady Bulldogs finished in a three way tie for 60th with two points.

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FRESHMAN RECORDS D’Angelo Cherry

10.07

2009

110-meter hurdles

Clifton Frankin

14.07

1984

200-meter dash

Lorenzo Daniel

20.70

1985

400-meter dash

Tavaris Tate

44.86

2010

400-meter hurdles

Dedric Ruffin

52.43

1996

800-meter run

Joseph Gwaro

1:48.60

1980

1500-meter run

Matthew Cameron

3:44.52

2009

3000-meter SC

Simeon Kigen

8:44.97

1981

5000-meter run

Mzee Ruto

13:59.9 (m)

1980

10,000-meter run

Adam Lenz

30:25.91

2008

High Jump

James Harris

7-03

2011

Pole Vault

Bob Dandino

16-07

1981

Long Jump

Jarrett Samuels

Triple Jump

LeRoy Millsap

Shot Put Discus

26-02 ¼

2012

50-10

1981

Garry Frank

57-08

1984

J.D. Erickson

163-02

2002

Hammer

Matt Whalen

181-08

2004

Javelin (new)

Corwyn Aldredge

212-03

1982

Decathlon

Trey Hardee

8,041

2004

INDOOR SCHOOL RECORDS 60-meter dash

D’Angelo Cherry

6.52

2009

60-meter hurdles

Anthony Greer

7.82 (c)

1992

200-meter dash

Marquis Davis

20.70

2003

400-meter dash

Tavaris Tate

45.80

2010

800-meter run

Kraig Cesar

Mile run

Don Hunt

3000-meter run

Matthew Cameron

5000-meter run

Mark Strucko

4x400-meter relay

Barnaby, Harris,

Wilder, Mayers

Mile relay

Harris, Barnaby

Mayers, Tate

Two-Mile relay

King, Alli,

Hull, Gwaro

3200-meter relay

Griffith, Jorczak,

Gabbidon, Murphy

Distance medley relay

Odom, Nelson,

McConnell, Boldt

High Jump Pole Vault

Bob Dandino

Long Jump

Festus Igbinoghene

Triple Jump

Festus Igbinoghene

54-04 ½

1989

Shot Put

Garry Frank

63-00 ¼

1986

35-lb weight throw

Terry Day

Pentathlon

Daniel Hunter

1:51.03

1988

4:04.0 (m)

1968

8:10.84

2009

14:09.7 (m)

1982

3:08.56

2011

3:05.07

2012

7:37.07

1981

7:43.44

1992

9:48.28

2003

James Harris

7-03 ¾

2012

Marcus Jackson

7-03 ¾

2012

16-10

1985

25-09 ¼

1991

62-00 ¼

1997

3,676 pts.

2003

OUTDOOR SCHOOL RECORDS 100-meter dash 110-meter hurdles 200-meter dash 400-meter dash 400-meter hurdles 800-meter run 1500-meter run 3000-meter SC 5000-meter run 10,000 meter-run 4x100-meter relay 4x200-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x800-meter relay 4x1500-meter relay Sprint medley relay Distance medley relay High Jump Pole Vault Long Jump Triple Jump Shot Put Discus Hammer Javelin Decathlon

Pierre Browne 9.98 Kelvin Harris 13.73 Lorenzo Daniel 19.87 Jamel Ashley 44.75 Dennis Otono 49.39 Golden Coachman 1:46.79 Simeon Kigen 3:43.68 Simeon Kigen 8:43.68 Mark Strucko 13:58.30 Robert Scribner 29:07.06 J. Christian, Cherry, 38.96 Mullings, Bailey Wilder, May, 1:21.09 Mullings, Tate Harris, Wilder 3:01.56 Barnaby, Tate Rono, Daniels, 7:20.29 Woods, Coachman Cameron, Blankenship, 15:39.86 Cachman, Smith Braddy, Cesar, 3:15.47 Daniel, Laurant Gwaro, Jones, 9:43.7 (m) Hull, Stubbs Rod Newton 7-04 ½ Marcus Jackson 7-04 ½ Bob Dandino 18-00 ½ Festus Igbinoghene 26-11 Festus Igbinoghene 54-03 ¼ Garry Frank 67-09 ½ Garry Frank 178-03 Terry Day 200-03 Corwyn Aldredge 248-06 Trey Hardee 8, 041 pts.

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2002 2003 1988 2005 1988 2007 1982 1982 1984 2009 2009 2010 2011 2007 2008 1987 1980 2000 2012 1985 1991 1989 1987 1987 1997 1984 2004

MEN’S SCHOOL BULLDOGS RECORDS

100-meter dash

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100-meter dash

Falilatu Ogunkoya

11.46

1987

100-meter hurdles

Keisha Wallace

13.31

2010

200-meter dash

Falilatu Ogunkoya

22.98

1987

400-meter dash

Jody Ann Muir

52.79

2010

400-meter hurdles

Ocian Archer

1:01.44

2012

800-meter run

Iyabi Ajayi

2:07.73

1987

1500-meter run

Tiffany McWilliams

4:20.13

2002

3000-meter SC

Meggan Hodge

11:26.37

2002

10,000-meter

Sarah Hammes

36:25.91

2008

5000-meter run

Christine Zawaski

17:15.78

High Jump

Dorothy Youmans

Long Jump

Rochelle Farquharson

100-meter dash

Camille Harper

11.38

2001

100-meter hurdles

Keisha Wallace

12.97

2012

200-meter dash

Falilatu Ogunkoya

22.82

1989

400-meter dash

Falilatu Ogunkoya

51.26

1989

400-meter hurdles

Talisha Lee

59.55

2011

800-meter run

Tiffany McWilliams

2:01.00

2004

1500-meter run

Tiffany McWilliams

4:06.75

2003

Mile run

Tiffany McWilliams

3000-meter run

April Ecke

1999

3000-meter SC

5-07

2006

5000-meter run

21-03 ¼

2011

4:31.31

2004

9:34.1 (m)

1994

Joy Griffith

10:35.31

2006

Haley Greenwell

16:21.63

2011

10,000-meter run

Haley Greenwell

33:52.57

2011

Barnaby-Pope, Gibbs,

44.92

2001

1:35.06

2011

3:36.43

2010

8:47.84

2006

18:09.43

2006

3:50.16

1996

Triple Jump

Rochelle Farquharson

41-08 ¾

2011

4x100-meter relay

Shot Put

Nicola Wilson

46-05 ½

2004

Lee, Harper McCaleb, Baker

Discus

Crystal Averitt

151-06

2002

4x200-meter relay

Hammer

Emily Sanders

172-02

2006

Muir, Ra. Farquharson

Javelin

Emily Sanders

133-07

2006

4x400-meter relay

C. Wilson, Aaron,

Heptathlon

Erica Bougard

5,527

2012

Muir, Baker

4x800-meter relay

McPherson, Wahlin,

4x1500-meter relay

McPherson, Griffith,

Grube, Magloire

INDOOR SCHOOL RECORDS

Magloire, Falor Sprint medley relay

60-meter dash

Falilatu Ogunkoya

60-meter hurdles

Keisha Wallace

200-meter dash

Gaines, Patterson,

7.39 (c)

1988

Foster, Bridgeman

8.23

2012

Falilatu Ogunkoya

22.98

1987

Shuttle Hurdle relay

Wallace, Aaron,

400-meter dash

Falilatu Ogunkoya

53.03

1990

Farquharson, T. Lee

800-meter run

Tiffany McWilliams

2:05.46

2004

Mile run

Tiffany McWilliams

4:32.24

2004

3000-meter run

Tiffany McWilliams

9:26.29

2003

5000-meter run

April Ecke

16:27.26

1994

4x400-meter relay

Archer, Bougard,

3:39.41

2012

Muir, Covington

Mile relay

Brooks, Ajayi,

Everett, Ogunkoya

Two-Mile relay

Ecke, Goodall,

Rice, Williams

Distance Medley Relay

McPherson, Dunn,

Magloire, McWilliams

High Jump

Jessica Merriweather

Pole Vault Long Jump

3:57.70

1988

9:47.92

1992

11:18.04

2003

5-10 ½

2012

Lacey Johnson

11-03 ½

2002

Elisha Williams

21-07 ½

2001

Triple Jump

Elisha Williams

40-09

1999

Shot Put

Nicola Wilson

48-00 ¾

2006

20-lb weight throw

Favian Cowards

66-05

2012

Pentathlon

Erica Bougard

4,109 pts.

2012

Distance medley relay McPherson, Dunn,

54:33

2010

11:10.06

2004 2006

Magloire, McWilliams

High Jump

Jasmine Walls

5-10 ¾

Jessisca Merriweather

5-10 ¾

2011

Pole Vault

Lacey Johnson

11-06

2005

Long Jump

Elisha Williams

21-07 ¼

2001

Triple Jump

Rochelle Farquharson

41-08 ¾

2011

Shot Put

Nicola Wilson

50-01 ¾

2006

Discus

Crystal Averitt

157-02

2004

Hammer

Favian Cowards

206-05

2012

Javelin

Laquinta Aaron

141-05

2010

Heptathlon

Marrissa Harris

5,625 pts.

2009

Bold denotes current athlete

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MEN’S ALL-TIME INDOOR SUPERLATIVES 60-Meter Dash

3000-Meter Run

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Matthew Cameron Robert Scribner Gary Thome Houston Franks Adam Lenz

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1992 2003 1989 1990 1982

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Mark Strucko Simeon Kigen Scott Hoelzel Daniel Simpkins Joseph Curro

2003 2002 1988 2010 2002

1. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Mayers, Barnaby Harris, Tate Ricther, Mullings, Mayers, Tate Harris, Lewis, Nelson,McFadden Washington, Spane, Moore, Jones Poke, Lilly, Sedame, Archer

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Odom,Nelson, McConnell, Boldt Keller, Santucci, Hopkins, Thome Alli, Jones, Hull, Stubbs McConnell, Ashley, Kimbrough, Boldt Gwaro, Jones, Alli, Strucko

60-Meter Hurdles

Anthony Greer Kelvin Harris John Owens Jonathan Johnson Melvin Turner

7.82 (c) 7.84 7.88 (c) 7.91 (c) 7.99 (c)

200-Meter Dash

1. Marquis Davis 2. Pierre Browne 3. Lorenzo Daniel 4. Tavaris Tate 5. Dion Crabbe

20.70 20.78 20.89 20.96 21.10

400-Meter Dash

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Tavaris Tate Jude Monye Rayton Archer LaChristopher Lewis George Washington

45.80 45.94 46.68 47.24 47.35

2010 1995 1996 2003 1982

800-Meter Run

1. 2. 3. 4. 4.

Kraig Cesar John Little Adrian Taylor James Kimbrough Wayne Gabbidon

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Don Hunt Mark Strucko Tim Keller Jason Jorczak Ken Hicks

1:51.03 1:51.16 1:51.85 1:52.08 1:52.08

Mile Run

4:04.0 (m) 4:07.56 4:09.13 4:09.55 4:10.68

1988 1992 1997 2001 1992 1968 1983 1990 1990 1984

1. 1. 3. 4. 5.

8.10.22 8:15.17 8:18.84 8:19.63 8:22.40

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Bob Dandino Trey Hardee Kevin Pittman Kevin Herfurth Adam Asquith

1982 1982 1988 2010 1993

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Festus Igbinoghene Dion Crabbe Yura Bryant Ian Robertson Fred Collier

3:05.07

2012

3:09.80

2010

3:10.67

2003

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Festus Igbinoghene Seigha Porbeni Vance Clarke Corey Holland Ian Robertson

3:10.69

1982

3:10.77

1996

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Garry Frank John Hilliard Ed Wesela David Porter Terry Day

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Terry Day J. D. Erickson John Hillard Viktor Mara Tim Huddleston

1. 2. 3. 4.

Daniel Hunter Trey Hardee Jace Lacoste LaChristopher Lewis

5000-Meter Run

14:09.7 (m) 14:39.11 14:42.87 14:55.46 14:59.01

4x400 Meter Relay

Distance Medley Relay 9:48.28

2003

9:56.01

1987

10:00.52

1980

10:00.87

2003

10:03.51

1983

High Jump

Marcus Jackson James Harris Rod Newton Chuck Ways Lee Palles

Pole Vault

2009 2009 1986 1998 2009

7-03 ¾ 7-03 ¾ 7-03 7-02 ½ 7-01 ¼

2012 2012 2000 90,91 1976

16-10 16-08 ¾ 16-00 ¾ 16-00 ½ 16-00 ¼

Long Jump

25-09 ½ 25-01 ¼ 25-00 ¼ 24-11 ¼ 24-09 ¼

Triple Jump

54-04 ½ 52-08 51-11 ¼ 51-08 51-07 ¾

Shot Put

63-00 ¼ 58-06 57-03 ¾ 57-00 56-03 ¾

35-Pound Weight Throw 62-00 ¼ 60-02 ½ 59-08 ½ 58-03 ¾ 57-07 ¾

Pentathlon

3,676 3,602 3,552 3,447

1985 2003 2002 1987 1982 1991 2001 1984 1998 1999 1989 1974 2001 1992 2001 1986 1997 2012 1991 1997 1997 2003 1998 2002 2002 2003 2003 1989 2002

WOMEN’S ALL-TIME INDOOR SUPERLATIVES 60-Meter Dash

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Falilatu Ogunkoya Collette Gibbs Camille Harper Gabrielle Dillion Kim Patterson

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Keisha Wallace Marrissa Harris LaQuinta Aaron Raquel Farquharson LaTonya Hill

7.39 (c) 7.44 (c) 7.52 7.53 7.53 (c)

60-Meter Hurdles

8.23 8.27 8.31 8.40 8.57 (c)

200-Meter Dash

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Falilatu Ogunkoya Taniesha Baker Kim Patterson Richesa McCaleb Camille Harper

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Falilatu Ogunkoya Jody-Ann Muir Crystal Wilson Taneisha Baker Ocian Archer

23.89 24:10 24.37 24.42 24.50

400-Meter Dash 53.03 53.34 55.06 55.15 55.85

800-Meter Run

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Tiffany McWilliams Iyabo Ajayi Jennifer McPherson Melisa Rice LaTonya Stephens

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Tiffany McWilliams Jennifer McPherson Tina Bridgeman Melisa Rice Chloe Phillips

2:05.46 2:10.65 2:10.69 2:11.14 2:12.66

Mile Run

4:34.61 4:43.39 4:50.20 4:52.42 4:56.35

3000-Meter Run

1988 1998 2001 2008 1995

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Tiffany McWilliams Jenny Owens April Ecke Haley Greenwell Trina Taddy

2012 2009 2010 2012 1998

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

April Ecke Meggan Hodge Haley Greenwell Joy Griffith Anna Jarman

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Bougard, Muir Covington, Archer Baker, Aaron, Muir, Wilson McCaleb, Muir Covington, Baker Wallace, Aaron, Baker,Convington Muir, Baker Convington, Wilson

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

McPherson, Dunn, Magloire, McWilliams McPherson, Dunn, Magloire, McWilliams Sandberg, Pollard, K. Haber, Bridgeman McPherson, Banks, Wahlin, Magloire McPherson,Banks, Wahlin, Grube

1. 2. 2. 2. 5.

Jessica Merriweather Jasmine Walls Elisha Williams LaTonya Hill Marrissa Harris

1988 2010 1995 2011 2002 1990 2012 2010 2011 2012 2004 1988 2005 1991 2000 2003 2005 1997 1992 2011

9:26.29 9:40.05 9:40.34 9:44.15 9:47.52

Long Jump

2003 1991 1992 2011 1991

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Elisha Williams Wendy Copeland Marrissa Harris Erica Bougard Ebony Brinker

1994 2003 2011 2004 2012

1. 2. 3. 4. 5..

Elisha Williams Ebony Brinker Erica Bougard Courtney Carr Wendy Copeland

3:39.41

2012

3:41.31

2010

1. Lacey Johnson 2. Natalie Neely

3:42.44

2011

3:43.44

2010

3:43.59

2010

5000-Meter Run

16:27.26 16:59.34 17:05.88 17:10.29 17:21.24

4x400-Meter Relay

Distance Medley Relay 11:18.04

2003

11:27.54

2004

11:38.51

1997

11:41.77

2006

11:44.82

2006

High Jump

5-10 ½ 5-08 5-08 5-08 5-07 ¾

2012 2006 2000 1997 2008

21-07 ½ 20-09 ¼ 20-02 ¼ 19-09 ¾ 19-09

Triple Jump

40-09 40-06 ¼ 40-04 40-02 39-07

Pole Vault

11-03 10-04

Shot Put

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Nicola Wilson Stacey Salmon Fran Townsel Sharon Simmons Favian Coawards

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Favian Cowards Crystal Averitt Stacey Salmon Jennifer Johnstone Emily Sanders

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Erica Bougard Marrissa Harris LaQuinta Aaron Elisha Williams Keisha Wallace

49-01 ¾ 46-06 ¼ 46-01 ¼ 46-00 45-07

20-Pound Weight Throw 60-05 54-09 ¼ 54-05 ¼ 53-05 52-03 ¾

Pentathlon

4,109 4,059 3,917 3,801 3,777

2001 2010 2008 2012 2012 1999 2012 2012 1997 2009 2005 05, 06 2006 2001 1996 1990 2012

2011 2004 2001 2005 2007 2012 2008 2009 2002 2012

ALL-TIME INDOOR BULLDOGS SUPERLATIVES

1. D’Angelo Cherry 6.52 2. Pierre Browne 6.60 3. Marquis Davis 6.61 4. Fred Collier 6.70 (c) 5. Dion Crabbe 6.71

(c) -- converted from 55-meter (m) -- denotes hand times Bold denotes current athletes

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75 75


MEN’S ALL-TIME OUTDOOR SUPERLATIVES

BULLDOGS MEN’S ALL-TIME SUPERLATIVES

100-Meter Dash

76

3000-Meter Steeplechase

4x400-Meter Relay

1. Pierre Browne

9.98

2002

1. Simeon Kigen

8:43.87

1982

1. Harris, Wilder

3:01.56

2011

2. Lorenzo Daniel

10.00

86,88

2. Travis McKay

8:49.45

2007

3. D’Angelo Cherry

10.02

2009

3. Gerry Thome

8:59.94

1988

2. E. Coleman, A. Davis, 3:01.63

2005

4. Steve Mullings

10.06

2005

4. Pad Judd

9:07.68

2008

5. Marquis Davis

10.10

2003

5. Jonathan Rono

9:08.09

2008

3. Wilder, Mullings,

Barnaby, Tate L. Lewis, J. Ashley

110-Meter Hurdles

5000-Meter Run

4. Mayers, Tate 1984

3:01.67

2010

3:02.16

2012 1982

Tate, Mayers

Barnaby, Harris

1. Kelvin Harris

13.73

2003

1. Mark Strucko

13:58.30

2. Nathan Arnett

13.77

2012

2. Mzee Ruto

13:59.9(m) 1980

5. M. Hadley, G. Washington, 3:02.80

3. John Owens

13.81

1989

3. Simeon Kigen

14:12.11

1982

4. Dedric Ruffin

13.90

1998

4. Robert Scribner

14:14.10

2009

5. Anthony Greer

13.94

1992

5. Gerry Thome

14:16.6(m) 1988

M. Moore, D. Jones 4x800-Meter Relay

1. J. Rono, G. Coachman, 7:20.29 200-Meter Dash

10,000-Meter Run

1. Lorenzo Daniel

19.87

1988

1. Robert Scribner

29:07.06

2009

2. J. Rono, E.Mayers,

2. Marquis Davis

20.15

2003

2.. Gerry Thome

29:47.82

1986

3. Aki Bradley

20.27

1994

3. Adam Lenz

30:18.08

2011

3 J. Rono, G. Coachman, 7:25.46

4. Dion Crabbe

20.30

2002

4. Mark Strucko

30:30.20

1981

5. Steve Mullings

20.31

2005

5. Mzee Ruto

30:33.7(m) 1980

4x100-Meter Relay

44.75

2005

1. J. Christian, D. Cherry 38.96

2. Tavaris Tate

44.86

2010

3. Dwight Mullings

44.98

2009

2. L. Lewis, A. Davis,

4. Evis Jennings

45.0 (m)

1976

G. McFadden, P. Browne

5. Jude Monye

45.04

1995

E. Morant, J. Ashley,

S. Mullings, L. Lewis

2. K. May, J. Bailey,

J. Christian, K. May,

2007

D. Mullings, Tate

2007

N.Daniels, C. Woods

D. Mullings, J.Bailey 39.09 39.09 39.09

1. Dennis Otono

49.39

1979

2. Emanuel Mayers

49.65

2010

4. G. McFadden, M. Davis, 39.12

3. Nathan Arnett

50.29

2012

D. Crabbe, P. Browne

4. Delandus O’Neal

51.36

2007

W. Banks, J. Owens,

5. Kyle Roberts

51.45

2007

L. Daniel, R. Dennis

Sprint Medley Relay

2003

1. S. Braddy, K. Cesar, 2005 2010

3:15.47

1987

3:16.52

2007

3:16.62

1993

3:16.83

2008

5. K. Laurant, S. Braddy, 3:17.19

1987

L. Daniel, K. Laurant B. Davis, C. Woods

3. A. Bradley, D. Orr, 2002

J. Little, W. Gabbidon

4. O. Wilder, J. Bailey, 39.12

1986

800-Meter Run

2007

N.Daniels, C. Woods

5. J. Rono, G. Coachman, 7:31.94 2009

2008

N.Daniels, C. Woods

1. Jamel Ashley

400-Meter Hurdles

7:23.22

G. Coachman, C. Woods

4. J. Rono, G. Coachman, 7:28.93

400-Meter Dash

2007

N.Daniels, C. Woods

J. Hubbard, C. Woods L. Daniel, K. Cesar

4x200-Meter Relay

1. Golden Coachman

1:46.79

2007

1. Wilder, May

1:21.09

2010

2. Kraig Cesar

1:47.62

1988

3. John Little

1:47.86

1993

2. W. Banks, C. Spane,

1:21.20

1985

4. Chris Woods

1:48.15

5. Wayne Gabbidon

1:48.47

2007

1993

3. S. Mullings, J. Ashley, 1:21.31

2005

1500-Meter Run

Mullings, Tate

1. J. Gwaro, D. Jones,

R. Dennis, L. Daniel

1985 2002

3:43.68

1982

2. Matthew Cameron

3:44.52

2009

5. G. McFadden, M. Davis, 1:21.58

L. Daniel, R. Dennis

3. Mark Strucko

3:45.08

1982

4. Eric Weinhold

3:45.22

1988

5. Travis McKay

3:45.25

2007

9:43.7(m) 1980

P. Hull, J. Stubbs 9:44.29

1984

9:45.55

1985

4. G. Coachman, J. Bailey, 9:45.80

2007

K. Hicks, M. Strucko

3. S. Arnold, S. Whiting, 1:21.44

1. Simeon Kigen

D. Crabbe, P. Browne

2. J. Gwaro, R. Dennis,

A. Davis, L. Lewis

4. W. Banks, Y. Bryant,

Distance Medley Relay

K. Cesar, K. Hicks J. Rono, T. McKay

5. J. Gwaro, D. Jones,

S. Alli, M. Strucko

Mississippi State University

9:48.00

1983


MEN’S ALL-TIME OUTDOOR SUPERLATIVES 4x1500-Meter Relay

Triple Jump

M. Cameron, B. Smith 15.39.86

B. Blankenship, G. Coachman,

2.

R. Irwin, P. Judd,

B. Smith, J. Rono

3.

H. Franks, T. Kurgat,

D. Loritz, J. Williams

4.

R. Irwin, B. Smith,

P. Judd, T. McKay

5.

B. Smith, J. Brigham

2008

15:49.91

2007

15:50.23

1995

15:54.80

Hammer

1. Festus Igbinoghene

54-03 ¼

1989

1.

Terry Day

200-03

1997

2. Vance Clarke

53-03 ½

2000

2.

Matt Holcomb

192-08

2004

3. Seigha Porbeni

53-01

1975

3.

Matt Whalen

185-03

2005

4. Ian Robertson

52-08 ¾

2000

4.

Kiley Aguar

184-06

2009

5. Corey Holland

51-03 ½

1993

5.

Andre Oates

170-02

1999

51-03 ½

1983

Leroy Millsap

Javelin

2007 POLE VAULT

16:00.17

High Jump

1.

Corwyn Aldredge

248-06

1984

1. Bob Dandino

18-00 ½

1985

2.

Phillip Fingers

243-06

1983

2. Kevin Herfurth

17-02 ¼

1989

3.

Steve Harrison

207-04

1992

3. Trey Hardee

16-07 ¼

2003

4.

Tracy Young

203-00 ¼ 1981

5.

Clay Garner

200-05

1.

Trey Hardee

8, 041

2004

1. Marcus Jackson

7-04 ½

2012

4. Kevin Pittman

16-03 ¼

2001

Rod Newton

7-04 ½

2000

5. Patrick Johnson

16-00 ¾

2012

2. Chuck Ways

7-03 ¼

1989

3. James Harris

7-03

2011

4. Phillip Fingers

7-02 ¼

1983

Long Jump

2003

Decathlon Shot Put

1. Garry Frank

67-09 ½

1987

2.

Lee Palles

7, 935

1978

2. Ed Wesela

59-08 ¼

2012

3.

Chris Coleman

7, 418

1979

3. Justin Canale

57-07

1964

4.

Daniel Hunter

7, 074

2001

56-08 ½

1997

5.

Trevarus Christian 6,900

2011

56-02 ½

1991

1. Festus Igbinoghene

26-11

1991

4. Terry Day

2. Jarrett Samuels

26-02 ¼

2012

5. David Porter

3. Seigha Porbeni

25-10 ½

1975

4. LaChristopher Lewis

25-08

2004

1.

Garry Frank

178-03

1987

5. Fred Collier

25-06 ¾

1999

2.

David Porter

177-04

1988

3.

J.D. Erickson

174-02

2003

4.

Terry Day

173-07

1997

5.

Ed Wesela

173-01

2011

Discus

(m) -- denotes hand times Bold denotes current athletes

Mississippi State University

MEN’S ALL-TIME SUPERLATIVES BULLDOGS

1.

77 77


BULLDOGS WOMEN’S ALL-TIME SUPERLATIVES

100-Meter Dash

78

800-Meter Run

10,000-Meter Run

1. Camille Harper

11.38

2001

1. Tiffany McWilliams

2:01.00

2004

1. Haley Greenwell

33:52.57

2011

2. Falilatu Ogunkoya

11.40

1988

2. Jennifer McPherson

2:06.97

2007

2. Michelle Corrigan

35:30.43

2007

3. Richesa McCaleb

11.56

2011

3. Iyabo Ajayi

2:07.73

1987

3. Sarah Hammes

36:34.27

2008

4. Kim Patterson

11.58

1995

4. Melisa Rice

2:08.34

1990

4. Stacey Moseley

36:05.30

1995

5. Jonica Crowder

11.69

1993

5. Zita Magloire

2:09.16

2005

5. Joy Griffith

36:43.84

2004

100-Meter Dash

1500-Meter Run

4x100-Meter Relay

1. Keisha Wallace

12.97

2012

1. Tiffany McWilliams

4:06.75

2003

1. L. Barnaby-Pope,

1. Marrissa Harris

13.05

2008

2. Jennifer McPherson

4:20.80

2004

3. Raquel Farquharson 13.29

2012

3. Melisa Rice

4:24.40

1990

2. Baker, Muir

4.

Laquinta Aaron

13.32

2009

4. Zita Magloire

4:25.80

2006

5.

Talisha Lee

13.60

2011

5. Tina Bridgeman

4:26.81

1997

3. Baker, Wallace

200-Meter Dash

3000-Meter Run

Co. Gibbs, K. Lee, C. Harper

4. Cr. Gibbs, Co. Gibbs, 45.13

1999

Muir, McCaleb

1989

1. April Ecke

9:34.1(m)

1994

2. Richesa McCaleb

23.18

2011

2. Tina Bridgeman

9:37.73

1996

5. L. Barnaby-Pope,

3. Kim Patterson

23.31

1995

3. Jenny Owens

9:40.82

1991

4. Teneisha Baker

23.54

2010

4. Haley Greenwell

9:56.38

2011

5. Collette Gibbs

23.77

2001

5. Melisa Rice

9:57.62

1990

23.77

2001

K.Lee, C. Harper

2006

2. Co. Gibbs, A. Ingleton, 1:35.24

1989

2. Meggan Hodge

10:46.04

2005

2. Jody-Ann Muir

52.00

2012

3. Renee Masterson

11:00.55

2012

3. McCaleb, Muir,

3. Andrea Ingleton

53.62

2000

4. Joey Hansen

11:06.49

2001

4. Taneisha Baker

53.74

2011

5. Adrianna Poole

11:11.91

2012

4. B. Rose, P. Gaines

5. Crystal Wilson

53.86

2010

1. Haley Greenwell

16:21.63

2011

2. April Ecke

16:33.37

1994

1:00.40

2011

3. Christine Zawaski

17:00.21

2002

1:00.43

2002

4. Tiffany McWilliams

17:01.67

2003

4. Ocian Archer

1:01.44

2012

5. Annie Falor

17:10.09

2006

5. Alicia Armstrong

1:01.77

1993

2. Brittany Covington 3. CeCe Brown

2001

C. Harper, L. Barnaby-Pope 1:35.63

2010

1:35.77

2008

1:36.34

2008

C. Wilson, Baker G.Dillon, M. Harris

5. B. Rose, G. Dillon

2011

59.55

2011

Baker, Ra Farquharson

10:35.31

51.26

400-Meter Hurdles

1:35.06

1. Joy Griffith

5000-Meter Run

2001

4x200-Meter Relay

1. Falilatu Ogunkoya

1. Talisha Lee

45.15

Co. Gibbs, K. Lee, C. Harper

1. Muir, McCaleb 3000-Meter Steeplechase

2011 2011

22.82

400-Meter Dash

44.96

Ra. Farquharson, McCaleb

1. Falilatu Ogunkoya

Camille Harper

2001

45.03

44.92

M. Harris, L. Aaron

Mississippi State University


4x400-Meter Relay 1. C. Wilson, Aaron, 2. Muir, Covington,

3:36.81

Wallace, Aaron,

Ra. Farquharson, T. Lee

2. Wallace, Aaron

3:38.57

2012

3:38.83

2012

54.33 57.95

2010 2010

Merriweather, T. Lee

Bougard, Carey 2000

J. Zawaski, A Ingleton

3:52.14

2004

3:52.26

2000

3:54.26 3:54.38

1996

I. Foster, T. Bridgeman Distance Medley Relay

1. J. McPherson, N. Dunn,

11:10.06 11:22.92

1997

K. Haber, A. Sandberg 11:51.15

1998

L. Stephens, T. Bridgeman

5. K. Haber, A. Anderson,

2006

Wahlin, Magloire

4. A. Sandberg, C. Gray,

K. Tallent, L. Ripstra

3. Nicola Wilson

46-05 ½

2004

4. Favian Coawards

46-03 ¾

2011

5. Stacey Salmon

46-01 ¼

1998

2006

5-10 ¾

2011

1. Crystal Averitt

157-02

2004

3. LaTonya Hill

5-09 ¼

1998

2. Christina Hernadez

156-04

2007

4. Erica Bougard

5-08 ¾

2012

5. Alyssa Hall

5-08

2012

3. Megan Rayford

150-02

2012

4. Jennifer Johnstone

149-07

2005

5. Trish Curtis

143-03

2001

1. Favian Cowards

206-05

2012

1. Crystal Averitt

178-11

2005

3. Emily Sanders

176-02

2006

4. Jennifer Johnstone

172-05

2005

5. Trish Curtis

167-00

2000

11:57.04

1999

Discus

Pole Vault 1. Lacey Johnson

11-06

2005

2. Natalie Neely

10-06

2005

3. Emily Eads

8-11 ¾

2009

4. Morgan Hall

8-11 ¾

2010

Long Jump

Hammer

1. Elisha Williams

21-07 ¼

2001

2. Rochelle Farquharson

21-03 ¾

2011

3. Wendy Copeland

21-00 ¾

2009

1. Laquinta Aaron

141-05

2010

4. Marrissa Harris

21-00 ½

2008

2. Amy Latham

140-03

1991

5. Priscilla Gaines

20-05 ½

2008

3. Elisha Williams

137-11

2001

4. Allison Storey

136-04

2010

5. Michelle Gordon

134-10

1998

Triple Jump

3. T. Bridgeman, L. Stephens, 11:49.67

2004

Z. Magloire, T. McWilliams

2. J. McPherson, Banks,

1990

5-10 ¾

Jessica Merriweather

1996

I. Foster, T. Bridgeman

5. K. Gaines, K. Patterson,

2006

49-01 ¾

A. Ingleton, L. Stephens

4. K. Gaines, K. Patterson,

1996

N. Dunn, T. McWilliams

3. Co. Gibbs, C. Harper,

3:50.16

I. Foster, T. Bridgeman

2. L. Johnson, K. James,

50-01 ¾

2. Sharon Simmons

1. Jasmine Walls

Sprint Medley Relay 1. K. Gaines, K. Patterson,

1. Nicola Wilson

High Jump

5. L. Stephens, A. Anderson, 3:39.54

2011

1

Archer, Carey

4. Covington, Muir,

2010

Ra. Farquharson, Baker

3. Muir, Bougard,

3:36.43

Muir, Baker

SHOT PUT

Javelin

1. Rochelle Farquharson

41-08 ¾

2011

2. Erica Bougard

41-01 ¼

2012

3. Crystal Gibbs

40-08 ¼

2000

1. Marrissa Harris

5, 625

2009

4. Wendy Copeland

40-07

2009

5. Ebony Brinker

40-01 ¼

2012

2. Erica Bougard

5,537

2012

3. Laquinta Aaron

5,563

2010

4. LaTonya Hill

5, 522

1998

5. Keisha Wallace

5,140

2011

Heptathlon

(m) -- denotes hand times Bold denotes current athletes

Mississippi State University

WOMEN’S ALL-TIME SUPERLATIVES BULLDOGS

Shuttle Hurdle Relay

79 79


MEN’SBULLDOGS LETTER WINNERS 80

A Adabanji, Moses Agnew, Glyn Aguar, Kiley Allen, Ronnie Alli, Sule Andrews, Ronnie Archer, Rayton Arega, Ashenafi Arnold, Sherman Arnmine, Darrell Ashley Jamel Asquith, Adam

1977-78-79-80 1980-81-82 2006-07-08-09 1987-88 1979-80-81,83 1993,95 1996-97 2007-08 1984-85 1992-93-94 2001-02-03-04-04 1982

B Badon, Adesola Bailey, John Balfour, Malcolm Banks, John Banks, Wayne Barfield, Neal Barksdale, Tommy Barnaby, Daundre Barton, Wade Bate, John Bates, Tim Bazunu, Ruks Beane, Cary Begnaud, Jonathan Beicke, Paul Bennett, Dickie Bess, Charlie Berry, Damond Bickham, Thomas Billingsley, M.C., Jr. Boldt, Chris Bolton, Donald Boyd, Henry Brady, Darryl Braddy, Sidney Bradley, Aki Branch, Don Britt, Hugh Brigham, John Brock, James Brooks, Michae Browne, Pierre Brumfield,Hunter Brumfield, Zach Burns, Warren Butts, Mitchell Bryant, Carey Bryant, Yura Buie, Larry Burdine, Chuck

1996 2006-07-08-09 1961-62-63 1929 1985-86 1927 2001-02 2011 1940 1974-75 1972-73-74-75 1974-75-76,78 1960 2002 1966 1965 1983 2004 1989-90-91-92 1950 2000-01-02-03-04 1992-93 1939 2006-07-08 1987-88-89 1993-94 1951 1939 2005 1949 1979-80-81 2000-01-02-03 1939 2003 1959 1940 1989-90-91 1984-85 1973-74-75 1973-74-75-76

C Cain, David Cambron, Joel Cameron, Matthew Cassell, Allen Caton, Matt Cesar, Kraig Chapa, Michael Chapman, Anthony Chatman, Greg Cherry, D’Angelo Christian, Justin Christopher, Joshua Clark, Michael Clarke, Vance Coachman, Golden Cobbins, Demetrius Cochran, James Coleman, Chris Coleman, Shaston Collier, Fred Conkel, Donald Conn, James Cooper, Chad Cornelius, Michael

1993-94-95-96 1968 2008-09-10-11 2006-07-08-09 1998, 00-01 1985-86-87-88 2008-09 1988-89-90 1979-80-81-82 2009-10-11 2009-10-11 2003 2011 2000-01 2007-08 2007-08-09 2003 1978-79 1995 1996-97-98-99 1957 1949 1995-96 1975

Cornelius, Steven Covington, William Crabbe, Dion Cummings, Scott Curro, Joseph

2002-03 1959 2001-02 1996 1992-93

D Dandino, Bob Daniel, Lorenzo Daniels, Gabe Daniels, Nathan Daniels, Tim Darby, Jimmy Daves, Harold Davidson, Charlie Davis, Art Davis, Arthur Davis, Bruce Davis, Courtney Davis, Lorenzo Davis, Marquis Day, C.J. Day, Terry Deaton, Bill Dees, Willie Dennis, Ronnie Denton, Matt Dickson, Hunt Diggins, Mike Dixon, Larry Dooley, Sheldon Dossett, Ken Downer, Charles Downs, J.J. Dubose, Robert Heath Dudley Dudley, Steve Duarte, Julian Dykes, Thomas

1981, 83-84-85 1985-86-87-88 1995-96 2006-07 1994-95 1976-77 1951 1995 1956 2004-05-06-07 2006-07 2003-04 1976-77 2002-03 1942 1995-96-97 1974-75-76 1977-78-79 1984-85-86 2002-03-04-05 1994 1966 1974-75-76 1985 1974-75-76 1940 1998-99 1974 2000 1991-92-93,95 2010 1968

E-F Ege, Gedamu Ellis, Rob Erickson, J.D. Evans, Mitchell Fier, Dustin Filsek, Justin Fingers, Phillip Flowers, Dave Floyd, Cameron Frank, Garry Franklin, Clifton Franks, Houston Frederic, Edgar Freeman, Currey Friend, James

2004-05-06 2010 2002-03-04 2004-05 2004 1995 1983 1934 1994-95-96 1984-85-86-87 1984 1994, 96-97-98 1930 1964 1989

G Gabbidon, Wayne Gant, Joe Garner, Clay Garrison, Mark Gearhart, Allen Gelatka, Charles Gibson, Dale Glover, Danny Golding, Austin Golsen, Zach Gray, Samuel Grear, Matt Greene, Zach Greer, Anthony Griffin, Richard Griffith, Jason Groce, James Gullette, Marlon Gwaro, Joseph

1992-93 1974-75 2001-02-03-04 2000 2008-09-10-11 1937 1972 1974-75-76 2005 2008 1975-76-77 2004, 07 2006-07 1992-93 1955 1990-91-92,94 1966 1978-79 1980-81,83-84

H Hadley, Fred Hadley, Michael

1986 1980-81-82-83

Hagan, John 1965-66 Haley, Charles 1948 Hamberlin, Lawrence Jr. 1954 Hankerson, Reggy 1989-90-91 Hanks, Derek 1979 Hardee, Trey 2003-04 Harding, Jack 1939 Hargo, Antonio 2001 Hargrove, David 1962 Harper, Jason 2011 Harris, Chris 1992 Harris, Harold Harris, Kelvin 2000-01-02-03 Harris, James 2011 Harrison, Steve 1992 Harry, Jeff 1975-76-77 Hart, Larry 1968 Haustein, G.C. 1961 Haywood, Jerome 1977-78-79 Helmer, Warren 1995-96 Hendricks, Garren 2010-11 Herfurth, Kevin 1986-87-88-89 Hewlett, Keith 2005 Hewitt, John 2011 Hicks, Ken 1983-84-85-86 Hilliard, John 1996 Hoelzel, Scott 1986-87-88-89 Hogan,Miller 1994 Holcomb, Matt 2004 Holland, Corey 1990., 92-93-94 Hood, James 1959 Hopkins, Scot 1986-87-88-89 Howard, Donald 2000 Hubbard, Jamil 2007-08 Huddleston, Tim 2001-02 Huell, Ricky 188-89-90 Huey, Matt 2003-04 Hull, Phil 1978, 80-81 Hunt, Donald 1967 Hunter, Daniel 2000-01-02-03 I-J Igbinoghene, Festus Irwin,Rob Irwin, Ryan Jackson, Marcus James, Charles III Jennings, Evis Johnson, David Johnson, Jonathan Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Philip Johnson, Shamone Johnson, Tommy Johnston, Michael Johnston, William Jones, Daryl Jones, David Jones, Ezra Jones, H. Gordon Jones, Joe Don Jones, Steve Jorczak, Jason Judd, Pad Juillerat, James

1988-89-90-91 1990-91, 93 2004-05-06-07 2011 1965 1975-76,78 1973-74-75 1990-91-92 2009-10 2009-10 2000-01 1969 1990 1972 1980-81-82-83 1991 2006-07 1949 1971 1974-75-76 1989-90-91-92 2005-06-07-08 1933

K Kee, E.M. Jr. Keller, Tim Kelly, M.E. Kigen, Simeon Kimbrough, James King, Terry Kurgat, Theo

1942 1987-88-89-90 1919 1981-82 2000-01-02-03 1978-79-80-81 1995-96

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1987-88-89-90 1972 2002-03-04 1997 1987-88-89-90 1974-75 1995 1963 1999 1976-77,79-80 2008-09-10 1974-75 2008-09-10-11 2002-03-04-05 1972-73-74-75 2010 1996-97-98-99 2009-10-11 1991 1972-73-74-75 1975-76 1992-93 1995-96 2008

M MaGall, Bill Mann, Bob Mara, Viktor Marett, Allen Marlin, Brett Marshall, Isaiah Martin, Matt Martin, Wade May, Kendall Mayers, Emauel McConnell, Elmore McCullom,Curtis McFadden, Glenn Mcwain, William McKay, Travis McPherson, Peter McRae, Alton McVey, John Miller, James Miller, Mercer Jr. Millsap, LeRoy Mims, Robert Mitchell, Charles Montgomery, Jeff Monye, Jude Moore, Chris Moore, Michael Moore, Phillip Moorhouse, Dale Moran, Vince Morant, Elliot Morgan, Larry Morrison, Robert Morrow, William Jr. Mose, Carl Moss, Jon Mullings, Steve Murphy, Jerry

1995-96-97-98 1980 2000-01-02 1995 2004 2005 2005 2006-07 2007-08-10 2008-09-10 2001-02-03-04 1983-84 2002-03 1939 2004-05-06-07 2000 1974-75 1974-75 1974 1951 1981-82-83-84 1942 1994,96-97 2003 1994-95 1999-00 1982-83 2004-05-06-07 2001-02-03-04 1996-97-98 2004-05-06-07 1977-78 1965 1952 1977-78-79-80 1984 2005 1989-90-91-92

N Neely, Julius Negbenebor, Tony Nelson, Keston Nespoli, John Nettles, William Newell, Dean Newton, Rod Nolan, Daniel Noussain, Shelby

1950 1976-77-78-79 2001-02-03-04 1974-75-76-77 1947 1940 1999-00 2004 2004-05, 07

O O’Barr, Russell O’Neal, Delandus O’Sullivan, Kevin Oates, Andre’ Obia, Iheanyi Odom, Jason Odom, Willie Offner, Terrance Orr, Dushon Orungbemi, T.D. Otono, Dennis Owens, John

1969 2007, 09 1960 1996-97-98-99 2000 2001-02-03-04 1977-78 1960 1992-93 1975-76-77 1976-77-78-79 1986-87-88-89

P-Q Packer, Walter Palles, Lee Parsons, Douglas Patterson, Randy Pennebaker, Boma Pennebaker, John Pepper, Mike Perkins, Gary Perkins, Nick Pittman, Kevin Pitts, Kerry Poke, Lamont Porbeni, Seigha Porter, Brett Porter, David Pyant II, Kendall Queen, Joseph

1974-75 1975-76-77-78 1950 2011 1972 1968 1990 1966 2010 2000-01-02 1956 1994-95-96 1973-74-75-76 1991-92-93-94 1987-88-89,91 2004-05 2005-06-07-08

R Raspberry, Errol Rea, William F. III Rhett, C.R. Roberts, Kenny Roberts, Kyle Robertson, Ian Rogers, Denton Rono, Jonathan Ross, James Rowland, Brad Ruffin, Dedric Ruto, Mzee

1988 1940 1950 1990,92-93 2007-08 1998-99-00-01 1971 2007-08 1957 2002-03-04 1996-97-98-99 1980-81,83

S Samuel, Stanley Sanchez, Juan Sanders, David Sanders, Michael Sanderson, Adian Sanford, William Santucci, Wilson Schreiner, Barton Scribner, Robert Seals, Lewis Sedame, Julius Sewell,Kevin Simpkins, Daniel Smith, Brandon Smith, Roy Smyly, Gary Soloman, Carl Spane, Charles Speed,Donald Speyerer, David Stampley, O.K. Jr. Stenglein, John Jr. Stephens, Kenny Stephens, Ronald Stewart, Walter Stowers, John-Micah Stringfellow, Don Strucko, Mark

1997-98-99-00 2011 1969 1964 2005 1966 1986-87-88 1991 2005,07-08-09 2002 1996-97,99 2004 2007-08-09 2004-05-06-07-08 1989-90-91 1967 1948 1981-82, 84-85 1949 1952 1938 1970 1999 1982 1981 2004 1976-77-78-79 1981-82-83-84

Stubbs, John Swims, Chad

1977-78, 80-81 2007

T Tasby, Shawn Tate, Tavaris Taylor, Adrian Taylor, Dominic Taylor, James Thomas, John Kelly III Thomas, John Thomas, Lawrence Thome, Gerry Thompson III, Frank Thornhill, Keith Tipton, Henry Townsend, Maurice Tucker, Josh Turner, Melvin III Tutor, Jordan

1991-92 2010-11 1995-96-97-98 1984-85-86 1964 1972 1982-83 1979-80-81-82 1985-86-87-88 1998 1974-75-76 1939 1995 2009-10-11 1984 2004

U-V Ulaeto, Tector Utroska, James Valentine, Juan Veal, R.A. Vincent, Cameron W Walker, C.W. Jr Walker, Chris Walker, Wilfred Wallace, Howard Jr. Walters, Albert Washington, George Ways,Chuck Weegman, Mitch Weinhold, Eric Welch, Olan Weslea, Edward Whalen, Matt White, Bryant White, Vernon Whitehead, Les Whiting, Steve Wilder, O’Neal Williams, J.D. Williams, Tim Williamson, Karl Williford, William Wilson, Jerald Withrow, Chris Wohner, J. Collins Wood, James Woods, Chris Wright, Lorenzo

1977-78-79 1940 2011 1965 2007-08-09 1957 1988-89 1960 1963 1948 1981-82-83-84 1988-89-90 2008-09 1987-88 1975-76 2008-10-11 2004 1988-89 1972-73-74-75 1974-75-76-77 1984-85 2008-10-11 1996 2005 1991 1943 2004-05-06-07 2002-03-04 1942 1963 2005-06-07-08 1998-00

Y Yarian, Don Young, Tracy

1962 1981-82

MEN LETTER WINNERS BULLDOGS

L Lacoste, Jace Lagman, Edward Landry, Michael Langley, Seth Laurant, Keith Lawrence, Mike Leathers, Brandon Ledrum, Lexie Lee, J.R. Lee, Lloyd Lee, Martin Lehning, Scott Lenz, Adam Lewis, LaChristopher Lewis, Tommy Li, Henry Lilly, Cedric Lipscomb, Antonio Lipscomb, Lee Lipsky, Barry Lipsky, Eric Little, John Loritz, David Luczak, Taylor

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81 81


BULLDOGS WOMEN’S LETTER WINNERS

A Aaron, LaQuinta Ajayi, Iyabo Anderson, Ann-Marie Armstrong, Aliciia Aubert, Jacqui Averitt, Crystal

82

2007-08-09-10 1987-88 1999-00-01 1993 2005 2002-03-04-05

B Baker, Teneisha Banks, Antrese Barnaby-Pope, LeKisha Barr, Patt Barrett, Caitlin Black, Michelle Braswell, Jessica Bridgeman, Tina Brooks, Lisa Brown, CeCe Bruce, Loren Buie, Andrea

2008-09-10-11 2006-07-08-09 2000-01-02-03 1999-00 2006-07 1990-91-92-93 2003 1995-96-97-98 1987-88-89-90 1999-00-01-02 2009-10-11 2001-02

C Carr, Courtney Casalini, Val Causey, Debra Chebii, Lydia Coleman, Christina Copeland, Wendy Corrigan, Michelle Covington, Brittany Cowards, Favian Crowder, Jonica Curtis, Trish

1995-96-97-98 1995-96 1988-89 2008 2010 2007-08-09-10 2006 2010-11 2009-10-11 1993-94 1998-99-00-01

D Dahmer, DeAnne Dalton, Kalli Darby, Chanda Davis, Elizabeth Davis, Yvonne Dennison, Becky Detzel, Brittney Dillon, Gabrielle Domingue, Simone Douglass, Holly Dunn, Nicole

1986 2010 1993 1999-00 1988-89-90 1992 2006-07-08 2006-07-08 2008-09-10 1988 2001-02-03-04

E-F Ecke, April Ellis, Bernice Everett, Nina Ewing, Sojourner Falor, Annie Farguharson, Racquel Farquharson, Rochelle Farmer, Michelle Fernandez, Claris Fleming, Brenda Finley, Janelle Foster, Ivy Fyfe, Anne

1991-92,94-95 2003 1988 2010-11 2005-06-07-08 2010-11 2011 1990-91 1995-96 1986-87 2006-07-08 1993-94-95-96 2003-05

G Gaines, Kachel Gaines, Priscilla Gardner, Kim Gibbs, Collette Gibbs, Crystal Gingrich, Summer Goodall, Nancy Gordon, Michelle Graham, Abbey

1994-95-96 2008-09 1994 1998-99-00-01 1997-98-99-00 1995-96-97 1991-92,94 1998 2006-07-08

Gray, Crashana Green (Cain), Ashley Green, Floretta Green, Mary Greenwell, Haley Griffith, Joy Grube, Liz

1997-98 1994-95-96 1992-93 1986 2010-11 2004-05-06 2004-05-06-07-08

H Haber, Karin Haber, Monika Hall, Alyssa Hall. Morgan Hammes, Sahah Hammock, Alexia Hanan, Cassie Hansen, Joelle Hansen, Jolene Hardcastle, Jessie Harper, Camille Harris, Marrissa Hawley, Jennifer Hendrix, Renata Hernandez, Christina Hill, LaTonya Hillman, Lisa Hirschman, Michelle Hobyan, Trina Hodge, Meggan Houston, Artrelle Hudsonpillar, Martha Hutson, Katie Hunholz, Corey

1997-98-99-00 1998-99-00 2010-11 2010 2008-09-10 2005 2002-03-04-05 2000-01-02-03 2000-01-02-03 1998-99 1999-00-01-02 2006-07-08-09 1997-98 2001-02-03-04 2004-05-06-07 1994-95,97-98 1986 1987-88-89-90 2002-03 2002-03-04-05 1993 2000,02-03 2011 1994

I-J Ingleton, Andrea Irwin, Christi Jakel, Sara James, Kia Jarman, Anna Johnson, Lacey Johnson, Lauren Johnston,Kandi Johnstone,Jennifer

1998-99-00-01 1991-92 1995-96 2001-02-03-04 2010 2001-02-03-04 2003-04-05-06 1996 2002-03-04-05

K-L Karcher, Kelly Kinney, Michelle Latham, Amy Lee, Karen Talisha Lee Lockhart, Dominique Longmire, Katie

2010 2003-04 1991 1998, 00-01 2008-09-10-11 2009-10-11 2001

M-N Magloire, Zita Marks, Daimond Masterson, Renee McCain, Dawn McCaleb, Richesa McGhee, Shannon McPherson, Jennifer McWilliams, Tiffany Merriweather, Jessica Milam, Sarah Miller, Liesel Moseley, Stacey Muir, Jody-Ann Neely, Natalie

2003-04-05-06 2008 2009-10 1992,94-95 2008-09-10-11 2008 2003-04-05-06 2002-03-04 2008-09-10-11 2004-05-06-07 1986-87 1995 2010-11 2005

O-P Odom, Tanita Ogunkoya, Falilatu

1994-95 1987-88-89-90

Owens, Jenny Patterson, Kim Phillips, Angelica Phillps, Chloe Polk, Candice Poole, Adriana

1991-92-93 1995-96 2005-06-07-08 2010-11 2009 2010

R Rentschler, Jackie Rice, Meagan Rice, Melisa Riley, Eileen Ripstra, LeeAnn Roberts, Kristen Rollins, Stacy Rodgers, LaTisha Rogers, Dominique Rose, Bridgett Rosetti, Nicole Rossouw, Theresa Rudolphi, Ronni Watjus

2002-03-04-05 1992 1990,92-93 2010 1999-00-01 1992 1993 2008 2005 2007-08-09 2006-07-08 1990 2000-01-02-03

S Salmon, Stacey Sandberg, Ashley Sanders, Emily Schroeder, Marcie Schuerer, Paula Simmons, Sharon Smyth, Chelsea Rae Steinberg, Jourdan Stephens, La Toya

1997-98,00-01 1996-97-98 2006 1989-90 1989-90 1987-88-89-90 2009-10 2002-03-04-05 1997-98-99-00

T Taddy, Trina Tallent, Kristin Thorstenson, Mina Townsel, Fran

1990-91-92-93 1999-00-01-02 2003-04-06-07 1995-96

V-W Vasquez, Lauren Wahlin, Andrea Wallace, Keisha Walls, Jasmine White, Amanda White, Kristen Whitefield, Cassandra Williams, Charlotte Williams, Elisha Williams, Tonia Wilson, Crystal Wilson, Nicola Wright, Mary Francis

2005 2005-06-08 2010-11 2004-05 1994-95 2002-03 1990,92 1991-92-93-94 1998-99-00-01 1989-90-91-92 2009-10 2004-05-06-07 2002-03

Y Youmans, Dorothy

2006-07-08-09

Z Zawaski, Christine Zawaski, Janice

1999,01-02 2000-01-02-03

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MEN’S INDOOR

20:07 20.11 19.88 19.93 20.44 20.50

7.50

400-METER DASH 1995 Jude Monye 2008 Jamil Hubbard

45.04 45.24

200-YARD DASH 1988 Lorenzo Daniel

20:89

120-YARD HURDLES 1953 Jerry Simmons

15.10

300-METER DASH 1986 Lorenzo Daniel

32.67

220-YARD DASH 1962 Jim Wood

21.20

440-YARD DASH 1971 Dale Gibson 1973 Tim Bates 1975 Evis Jennings

49.10 49.10 47.60

220-YARD HURDLES 1952 Jerry Simmons

24.60

440-YARD DASH 1946 Albert Walters 1972 Dale Gibson 1975 Evis Jennings 1976 Evis Jennings

49.70 46.40 46.10 45.30

6.30 6.30

60-METER DASH 2003 Pierre Browne

6.60

60-YARD HURDLES 1965 Hank James

500-METER RUN 1982 Darryl Jones

1:02.4

600-YARD RUN 1975 T.D. Orungbemi 1977 Dennis Otono

1:10.60 1:10.30

800-METER RUN 1988 Kraig Cesar 1989 Kraig Cesar

TRIPLE JUMP 1974 Seigha Porbeni 1975 Seigha Porbeni 1989 Festus Igbinoghene

51-04 52-11 53-07 ¾

POLE VAULT 1940 Bill McClellan 1941 Lacy Newman 1952 Elmo Branch 1965 John Sanders 1985 Bob Dandino

13-00 13-00 13-03 14-07 17-01

SHOT PUT 1943 Mike Mihalic 1986 Garry Frank 1987 Garry Frank

46-08 65-04 65-08 ¾

DISCUS 1943 Bill Nettles DECATHLON 1975 Joe Gant 1978 Lee Palles 2004 Trey Hardee

50.60

MILE RUN 2003 Tiffany McWilliams 2004 Tiffany McWilliams

1:51.03 1:51.09

880-YARD RUN 1942 Bill Rhett 1947 Bill Rhett

1:55.8 1:59.9

DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY 2003 McPherson, Dunn Magloire, McWilliams

MILE RUN 1967 Don Hunt 1968 Don Hunt

4:09.80 4:04.00

MILE RUN 1935 Evan Davis 1967 Don Hunt (#)

4:25.00 4:06.80

TWO MILE RUN 1962 Jim Taylor 1963 Jim Taylor 1967 Don Hunt 1983 Mark Strucko

N/A 9:51.10 9:02.00 9:53.85

TWO MILE RUN 1962 Jimmy Taylor 1963 Jimmy Taylor Malcolm Balfour 1967 Don Hunt (#)

9:34.90 9:39.80 9:39.80 9:00.40

3:15.00

3000-METER STEEPLECHASE 1982 Simeon Kigen

8:49.43

5000-METER RUN 1982 Mark Strucko 1984 Mark Strucko

14:10.03 14:14.69

HIGH JUMP 1975 Les Whitehead

3:15.40

7-00 ¼

LONG JUMP 1989 Festus Igbinoghene 1991 Festus Igbinoghene

25-06 ¼ 25-05 ¼

TRIPLE JUMP 1973 Seigha Porbeni 1974 Seigha Porbeni 1976 Seigha Porbeni 1988 Festus Igbinoghene 1989 Festus Igbinoghene 1990 Festus Igbinoghene

50-00 1/8 52-08 52-02 ½ 50-07 ¼ 54-04 ½ 52-10 ¼

SHOT PUT 1964 Justin Canale 1986 Garry Frank

54-09 ½ 63-00 ¼

MEN’S OUTDOOR

100-YARD DASH 1942 Blondy Black 1965 Marcus Rhoden 1970 Frank Dowsing

9.60 10.2 9.50

100-METER DASH 1986 Lorenzo Daniel 2003 Marquis Davis 2005 Steve Mullings

10.00 10.13 10.15

400-METER RELAY 1985 Banks, Bryant, Daniel (#), Dennis 2010 May, Tate Wilder, Mullings 440-YARD RELAY 1962 Wood, Wallace, Hutton, Sanders 1963 Wood, Hutton, Sanders, Moore 1600-METER RELAY 1982 Spane, Washington, Moore, Jones 2011 Harris, Wilder Barnaby, Tate MILE RELAY 1946 France, Nicholson, Rhett, Walters 1975 Johnson, Jennings, Orungbemi, Gray

39.18 39.08 41.6 41.8

134-01¼

7,216 pts. 7,540 pts. 7, 480 pts.

WOMEN’S INDOOR

440-YARD HURDLES 1976 Dennis Otono

MILE RELAY 1976 Davis, Orungbemi, Deaton, Jennings 1978 Stringfellow, Scott, Mose, Otono

4:35.21 4:35.91 11:26.39

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR 400-METER DASH 1989 Falilatu Ogunkoya 1990 Falilatu Ogunkoya

51.79 52.25

800-METER DASH 2003 Tiffany McWilliams 2004 Tiffany McWilliams

2:02.74 2:01.96

1500-METER RUN 2003 Tiffany McWilliams 2004 Tiffany McWilliams

4:12.17 4:09.19

SHOT PUT 1990 Sharon Simmons

49-01 ¾

HEPTATHLON 2008 Marrissa Harris

5,600 pts

LONG JUMP 2011 Rochelle Farquharson

21-03 ¾

(#) -- SEC meet high-point scorer

SEC BULLDOGS CHAMPIONS

200-METER DASH 1985 Lorenzo Daniel (#) 1986 Lorenzo Daniel 1987 Lorenzo Daniel 1988 Lorenzo Daniel 1994 Aki Bradley 2003 Marquis Davis

100-YARD DASH 1963 Billy Moore 1965 Marcus Rhoden

Bold denotes current athletes

3:06.52 3:01.56

3:25.5 3:09.0

HIGH JUMP 1952 Elmo Branch 1974 Les Whitehead 2000 Rod Newton

6-07 7-00 7-04 ½

LONG JUMP 1975 Seigha Porbeni 1991 Festus Igbinoghene 2005 LaChristopher Lewis

25-10 ½ 25-01 ¾ 25-01 ¼

Mississippi State University

83 83


BULLDOGS NCAA CHAMPIONS

C.S COCHRAN 1922 & 1923 440-YARD DASH

MICHAEL HADLEY 1982 OUTDOOR 1600-METER RELAY

GEORGE WASHINGTON 1982 OUTDOOR 1600-METER RELAY

84

DALE GIBSON 1972 INDOOR 600-YARD RUN

DARYL JONES 1982 OUTDOOR 1600-METER RELAY

GARRY FRANK 1987 OUTDOOR SHOT PUT

EVIS JENNINGS 1976 INDOOR 440-YARD DASH

MICHAEL MOORE 1982 OUTDOOR 1600-METER RELAY

LORENZO DANIEL 1988 OUTDOOR 200-METER DASH

PIERRE BROWN

TIFFANY McWILLIAMS

2003 INDOOR 60-METER DASH

2003 & 2004 OUTDOOR 1500-METER RUN 2004 INDOOR MILE RUN

Mississippi State University


BRUCE DAVIS TWO-TIME OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

DION CRABBE TWO-TIME OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

ARTHUR DAVIS FOUR-TIME OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

55 MEN INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS ELISHA WILLIAMS 2001 INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

MARRISSA HARRIS FALILATU OGUNKOYA FIVE-TIME OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

TWO-TIME INDOOR ALL-AMERICAN 2009 OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

TIFFANY McWILLIAMS 2004 INDOOR ALL- AMERICAN TWO-TIME OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

9 WOMEN INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS

ALL-AMERICANS BULLDOGS

EZRA JONES TWO-TIME OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

PIERRE BROWN 2003 INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

GOLDEN COACHMAN 2007 OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

CHRIS WOODS 2005 OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

NATHAN DANIELS TWO-TIME OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICAN

Mississippi State University

85 85


BULLDOGS ALL-AMERICANS

MEN’S INDOOR ALL-AMERICANS 1972 Dale Gibson 1974 Seigha Porbeni 1976 Evis Jennings Dale Gibson Seigha Porbeni 1989 Festus Igbinoghene 1990 Festus Igbinoghene 1991 Festus Igbinoghene 2002 Pierre Browne Marquis Davis 2003 Pierre Browne Marquis Davis Glenn McFadden 2011 James Harris

86

600-yard run Triple Jump 440-yard dash 600-yard run Triple Jump Long Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump 60-meter dash 200-meter dash 200-meter dash 60-meter dash 200-meter dash 200-meter dash High Jump

MEN’S OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS 1922 C.S. Cochran 440-yard run B.F. Ellis 220-yard hurdles 1923 C. S. Cochran 440-yard run K. P. Gatchell Discus L.B. Priester Javelin 1930 S.R. Daws High Jump E. H. Frederic Pole Vault 1976 Evis Jennings 400-meter dash 1977 Dennis Otono 400-meter hurdles 1978 Lee Palles 400-meter hurdles 1982 Michael Hadley 1600-meter relay Daryl Jones 1600-meter relay Simeon Kigen 3000-meter Steeplechase Michael Moore 1600-meter relay George Washington 1600-meter relay 1985 Wayne Banks 400-meter relay Yura Bryant 400-meter relay Bob Dandino Pole Vault Lorenzo Daniel 200-meter dash 400-meter relay Ronnie Dennis 400-meter relay 1986 Wayne Banks 400-meter relay Lorenzo Daniel 200-meter dash 400-meter relay Ronnie Dennis 400-meter relay Garry Frank Shot Put John Ownes 400-meter relay 1987 Lorenzo Daniel 200-meter dash Garry Frank Shot Put 1988 Sidney Braddy 400-meter relay Lorenzo Daniel 200-meter dash 400-meter relay Ricky Huell 400-meter relay Keith Laurant 400-meter relay 1989 Festus Igbinoghene Triple Jump 1990 Festus Igbinoghene Triple Jump 1991 Festus Igbinoghene Triple Jump 1993 Aki Bailey 100-meter dash John Little 800-meter run 1994 Aki Bailey 100-meter dash 200-meter dash 2002 Pierre Browne 100-meter dash 200-meter dash Dion Crabbe 100-meter dash 200-meter dash Marquis Davis 200-meter dash 2003 Pierre Browne 100-meter dash Marquis Davis 200-meter dash Trey Hardee Decathlon Kelvin Harris 110-meter hurdles LaChristopher Lewis 400-meter dash 2004 Jamel Ashley 400-meter dash 4x400-meter relay Arthur Davis 4x400-meter relay Trey Hardee Decathlon LaChristopher Lewis 4x400-meter relay Keston Nelson 4x400-meter relay 2005 Jamel Ashley 400-meter dash

Arthur Davis LaChristopher Lewis Kendall Pyant II Chris Woods 2006 Nathan Daniels Arthur Davis Bruce Davis Ezra Jones 2007 Golden Coachman Nathan Daniels Arthur Davis Bruce Davis Ezra Jones 2008 Golden Coachman Kendall May 2009 John Bailey D’Angelo Cherry Justin Christian Emanuel Mayers Dwight Mullings 2010 Emanuel Mayers Dwight Mullings Tavaris Tate O’Neal Wilder 2011 Marcus Jackson James Harris O’neal Wilder Daundre Barnaby Tavaris Tate 2012 Marcus Jackson Tavaris Tate Emanuel Mayers James Harris Daundre Barnaby Nathan Arnett Jarrett Samuels D’Angelo Cherry Justin Christian 2001 2004 2008 2009 2010

WOMEN’S INDOOR ALL-AMERICANS Elisha Williams Tiffany McWilliams Marrissa Harris Marrissa Harris Wendy Copeland

4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 800-meter run 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 800-meter run 100-meter dash 4x100-meter relay 100-meter dash 4x100-meter relay 4x100-meter relay 400-meter hurdles 400-meter dash 400-meter hudles 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 400-meter dash 4x400-meter relay 400-meter dash 4x400-meter relay High Jump * High Jump 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay High Jump 4x400-meter relay 4x100-meter relay * 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 4x400-meter relay 400-meter dash 400-meter hurdles * 4x100-meter-relay * 4x100-meter relay * 4x100 meter relay *

Long Jump Mile Run Pentathlon Pentathlon Long Jump

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS 1987 Falilatu Ogunkoya 100-meter dash 200-meter dash 1988 Falilatu Ogunkoya 200-meter dash 1989 Falilatu Ogunkoya 200-meter dash Falilatu Ogunkoya 400-meter dash 1997 Latonya Hill Heptathalon 2001 Camille Harper 100-meter dash Elisha Williams Long Jump 2003 Tiffany McWilliams 1500-meter run 2004 Tiffany McWilliams 1500-meter run 2009 Marrissa Harris 100-meter hurdles Heptathlon 2010 Jody-Ann Muir 400-meter dash 2010 Laquinta Aaron Heptahlon 2011 Haley Greenwell 10,000-meter run * 2012 Favian Cowards Hammer Throw * Jody-Ann Muir 400-meter dash

Bold denotes current athletes * Second Team

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C.S. COCHRAN USA 1924

SIMEON KIGEN KENYA 1984

JUDE MONYE NIGERIA 2000

DION CRABBE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 2004

FESTUS IGBINOGHENE NIGERIA 1992

LEE PALLES

FALILATU OGUNKOYA

USA 1980

NIGERIA 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000

DAUNDRE BARNABY CANADA 2012 Not Pictured E.C. Billy Hayes, Lee Priester, W.O. Spencer, Sid Robinson, Don Scott

OLYMPIANS BULLDOGS

PIERRE BROWN CANADA 2000 & 2004

JULIUS SEDAME GHANA 1996

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Larry H. Templeton Athletic Academic Center Dedicated on November 1, 2008, dining facility with a fully-functioning the Templeton Athletic Academic kitchen. Center is a welcome addition to the Templeton, now Athletic Director Bulldog athletic program. The $10 Emeritus, served 22 years as Director million facility is named for former of Athletics and during his tenure MSU Director of Athletics Larry helped position MSU Athletics as an Templeton. innovative, progressive program, with The facility is an addition to two equality in sports for women, new and existing facilities in the athletic renovated facilities and keen fiscal wing of the MSU campus - the management. Shira Complex and the Holliman During the 1990s almost every sport Athletic Center. It is situated on the came away with a best-ever finish. south side of those two facilities, Achievements included six football bowl and across the street from the Bryan games, men’s basketball’s trip to the LARRY TEMPLETON Athletic Administration Building. 1996 NCAA Final Four, three baseball The 34,000 square-foot building trips to the NCAA College World Series, serves the entire athletic department, houses five Southeastern Conference championships the Athletic Academics offices and staff, and and participation in the NCAA Championships includes individual computer rooms, tutor work by sport teams 29 times. areas, a large open study area and a 300-seat

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Rob Irwin (Biology) Jace Lacoste (Advertising) Paula Schuerer (Animal Science) Rob Irwin (Biology) David Jones (Biology) Melisssa Rice (Sociology) Trina Taddy (Microbiology) April Ecke (Sports Communication) Kristi Irwin (Chemistry) Rob Irwin (Biology) Jenny Owen (Physical Education) Melissa Rice (Biological Engineering) Trina Taddy (Microbiology) Michelle Black (Fitness Management) April Ecke (Sports Communication) Rob Irwin (Biology) Jenny Owens (Teaching/Coaching) Melissa Rice (Biological Engineering) Trina Taddy (Microbiology) Ronnie Andrews (Educational Psychology) David Cain (Pre-Medical) Steve Dudley (Geology) April Ecke (Physical Education) Ronnie Andrews (Educational Psychology) Davis Cain (Pre-Medical) Ashley Green (Home Economics) Kent Marett (Biology Education) Charles Mitchell (Marketing) Lamont Poke (Arts & Sciences) Amanda White (Biological Engineering) Tina Bridgeman (Elementary Education) David Cain (Pre-Medical) Houston Franks (Teaching/Coaching) Summer Gingrich (Foreign Language) Theo Kurgat (Business Administration) Bill McGill (Political Science) Amanda White (General Science) Tina Bridgeman (Elementary Education) Houston Franks (Teaching/Coaching) Summer Gingrich (Foreign Language) Theo Kurgat (Sports Administration) Dedric Ruffin (Insurance) Julius Sedame (Banking/Finance) Amanda White (General Science) Tina Bridgeman (Elementary Education) Bryan Bridges (Arts & Sciences) Fred Collier (Corrections) Sandy Dillon (Chemical Engineering) Houston Franks (Teaching/Coaching) Brian Gaylord (Biological Sciences) Crystal Gibbs (Fitness Management) Crashana Gray (Business Systems) Karin Haber (Fitness Management) Monika Haber (Fitness Management) Bill McGill (Political Science) Andre’ Oates (Business Administration) Dedric Ruffin (Insurance) Stacey Salmon (Marketing) Ashley Sandberg (Special Education) Julius Sedame (Banking/Finance) Ann-Marie Anderson (Business Systems) Pat Barr (Teaching/Coaching) Bryan Bridges (Arts & Sciences) Fred Collier (Corrections) Trish Curtis (Landscape Architecture) Elizabeth Davis (Special Education) Sandy Dillon (Chemical Engineering) Crystal Gibbs (Fitness Management) Karin Haber (Fitness Management) Monika Haber (Fitness Management) Jessie Hardcastle (Elementary Education) Andrea Ingleton (Accounting) Vince Moran (Teaching/Coaching) Andre’ Oates (Business Administration)

2000 2001 2002 2003

Dedric Ruffin (Insurance) Ashley Sandberg (Special Education) Julius Sedame (Banking/Finance) Elisha Williams (Chemical Engineering) Ann-Marie Anderson (Banking/Finance) Pat Barr (Teaching/Coaching) Bryan Bridges (Arts & Sciences) CeCe Brown (Microbiology) Trish Curtis (Landscape Architecture) Elizabeth Davis (Special Education) Collette Gibbs (Fitness Management) Crystal Gibbs (Fitness Management) Karin Haber (Fitness Management) Monika Haber (Fitness Management) Andrea Ingleton (Accounting) Vince Moran (Teaching/Coaching) Teri Rosenbaum (Biological Engineering) Ben Rudolphi (Biological Engineering) Stacey Salmon (Marketing) LaTonya Stephens (Management) Kristin Tallent (Communication) Elisha Williams (Chemical Engineering) Christine Zawaski (Forestry/Wildlife) Ann-Marie Anderson (Banking/Finance) CeCe Brown (Microbiology) Chris Boldt (Industrial Engineering) Vance Clarke (Business Adminstration) Trish Curtis (Landscape Architecture) Elizabeth Davis (Special Education) Collette Gibbs (Fitness Management) Crystal Gibbs (Fitness Management) Karin Haber (Fitness Management) Monika Haber (Fitness Management) Kelvin Harris (Microbiology) Martha Hudsonpillar (Fitness Management Dan Hunter (Physical Education) Andrea Ingleton (Accounting) Katie Longmire (Communication) John McCaskill (Management) Iheanyi Obia (Political Science) Stacey Rich (Business Administration Kristin Tallent (Communication) Ronni Watjus (Animal/Dairy Science) Elisha Williams (Chemical Engineering Christine Zawaski (Forestry/Wildlife) Ann-Marie Anderson (Banking/Finance) Chris Boldt (Industrial Engineering) CeCe Brown (Biological Engineering) Vance Clarke (Business Administration) Clay Garner (Physical Education) Collette Gibbs (Fitness Management) Camille Harper (Fitness Management) Martha Hudsonpillar (Bus. Administration) Dan Hunter (Political Science) Andrea Ingleton (Accounting) James Kinbrough (Physical Education) Katie Longmire (Communication) Kristin Talent (Communication) Ronni Watjus (Animal/Dairy Science) Elisha WIlliams (Chemistry Engineering) Christine Zawaski (Foresty Crystal Averitt (Biological Sciences) Chris Boldt (Industrial Engineering) CeCe Brown (Biological Engineering) Zach Brumfield (Mechanical Engineering) Steven Cornelius (Management) Matt Denton (Business) Nicole Dunn (Banking/Finance) Clay Garner (Physical Education) Camille Harper (Fitness Management) Renata Hendrix (Banking/Finance) Trina Hobyan (Business) Meggan Hodge (Human Sciences) Martha Hudsonpillar (Bus. Administration) Dan Hunter (Political Science)

2004 2005

Lacey Johnson (Psychology) Jennifer Johnstone (Kinesiology) Michael Landry (Secondary Education) LaChristopher Lewis (Civil Engineering) Jason Odom (Agricultural Science) Kevin Pittman (Teaching/Coaching) Jackie Rentschler (Psychology) Brad Rowland (Landscrape Contracting) Ronni Watjus-Rudolphi (Animal Science) Jourdan Steinberg (Psychology) Kristin Tallent (Broadcasting) Mary Francis Wright (Education) Christine Zawaski (Forestry) Crystal Averitt (Biological Sciences) Matt Denton (Business) Nicole Dunn (Banking/Finance) Clay Garner (Physical Education) Joy Griffith (Animal/Dairy Sciences) Liz Grube (Biological Sciences) Trey Hardee (Graphic Design) Renata Hendrix (Banking/Finance) Christina Hernadez (Physical Education) Trina Hobyan (Business Marketing) Meggan Hodge (Human Sciences) Mark Holley (Geosciences) Matt Huey (Real Estate) Daniel Hunter (Political Science) Ryan Irwin (Computer Engineering) Kia James (Physical Education) Lacey Johnson (Psychology) Jennifer Johnstone (Kinesiology) Michelle Kinney (Banking/Finance) Ryan Looney (Biochemistry) Zita Magloire (Biological Sciences) Brett Marlin (Biological Sciences) Matt Martin (Secondary Education) Travis McKay (Business Administration) Jennifer McPherson (Public Relations) Tiffany McWilliams (Educational Psychology) Sarah Milam (Biological Engineering) Jeff Montgomery (Biological Engineering) Phillip Moore (Physical Education) Daniel Nolan (Political Science) Shelby Nousain (General Business) Jason Odom (Agricultural Science) Kendall Pyant (Physical Education) Jackie Rentschler (Psychology) Brad Rowland (Landscape Contracting) Brandon Smith (Mechanical Engineering) Jourdan Steinberg (International Business) Mina Thorstenson (Microbiology) Jasmine Walls (English) Mary Francis Wright (Education) Jerald Wilson (Undecided) Jacqui Aubert (Elementary Education) Crystal Averitt (Biological Sciences) John Brigham (Economics) Matt Denton (Business Systems) Gedamu Ege (Interdisciplinary Studies) Annie Falor (English) Annie Fyfe (English) Joy Griffith (Animal/Dairy Sciences) Liz Grube (Biological Sciences) Christina Hernandez (Physical Education) Trina Hobyan (Business) Meggan Hodge (Human Sciences) Ryan Irwin (Computer Engineering) Lacey Johnson (Psychology) Jennifer Johnstone (Physical Education) Pad Judd (Physical Education) Ryan Looney (Biochemistry) Zita Magloire (Biological Sciences) Matt Martin (Physical Education) Travis McKay (General Business)

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Jennifer McPherson (Public Relations) Phillip Moore (Physical Education) Shelby Nousain (General Business) Jackie Rentschler (Psychology) Brandon Smith (Biological Engineering) Jourdan Steinberg (International Business) Mina Thorstenson (Microbiology) Lauren Vasquez (Sociology) Andrea Wahlin (Food & Nutrition) 2006 Arthur Davis (Educational Psychology) Gedamu Ege (Interdisciplinary Studies) Annie Falor (English) Joy Griffith (Animal/Dairy Science) Liz Grube (Interior Design) Christina Hernadez (Communication) Meggan Hodge (Human Sciences) Ryan Irwin (Computer Engineering) Lauren Johnson (BIS) Pad Judd (Physical Education) Zita Magloire (Biological Sciences) Wade Martin (Architecture) Travis McKay (Marketing) Jennifer McPherson (Communication) Sara Milam (Biological Engineering) Phillip Moore (Physical Education) Robert Scribner (Business Administration) Brandon Smith (Biological Engineering) Mina Thorstenson (Microbiology) Lauren Vasquez (Sociology) Andrea Wahlin (Food & Nutrition) Jasmine Walls (English) Tim Williams (Physical Education) Chris Withrow (Physical Education) 2007 Ashenafi Arega (Industrial Technology) Wendy Copeland (Biological Sciences) Michelle Corrigan (Biological Sciences) Brittany Detzel (Animal/Dairy Sciences) Annie Falor (English) Zachary Greene (Chemical Engineering) Joy Griffith (Animal/Dairy Sciences) Liz Grube (Interior Design) Marrissa Harris (Physical Education) Christina Hernadez (Communication) Ryan Irwin (Computer Engineering) Pad Judd (Physical Education) Wade Martin (Architecture) Travis McKay (Marketing) Jennifer McPherson (Physical Education) Phillip Moore (Physical Education) Angelica Phillips (Sociology) Joseph Queen (Physical Education) Kyle Roberts (Biological Sciences) Jonathan Rono (Physical Education) Nicole Rosetti (Elementary Education) Emily Sanders (Physical Education) Robert Scribner (Marketing) Daniel Simpkins (Computer Engineering) Brandon Smith (Biological Engineering) Mina Thorstenson (Physical Education) Andrea Wahlin (Food & Nutrition) Clayton Walters (Undecided) Nicola Wilson (Sociology) 2008 Ashenafi Arega (Industrial Technology) Trumesa Banks (Pyhsical Education) Miranda Bauman (Biological Engineering) Matthew Cameron (Business Administration) Michael Chapa (Business Administration) Demetrius Cobbins (Physical Education) Wendy Copeland (Biological Sciences) Brittany Detvel (Animal and Dairy Science) Simone Domingue (Biochemistry) Jaurice Dye (Business Administration)

2009 2010 2011

Annie Falor (English) Abbey Graham (Physical Education) Elizabeth Grube (Interior Design) Marrissa Harris (Physical Eduaction) Padrick Judd (Physical Education) Adam Lenz (Geoscience) Anthony Luczak (Political Science) Thuom Mathiang (Pysical Education) Angelica Phillips (Socioogy) Joseph Queen (Physical Education) Kyle Roberts (Biological Science) Jonathan Rono (Physical Education) Nicole Rosetti (Communication) Robert Scribner (Marketing) Daniel SImpkins (Computer Engineering) Brandon Smith (Biological Engineering) Cameron Vincent (Physical Education) Andrea Wahlin (Food & Nutrition) Mitchell Weegman (Wildlife & Fisheries) Dorothy Youmons (Physical Education) Loren Bruce (Food & Nutrition) Matthew Cameron (Business Administration) Allen Cassell (Business Administration) Wendy Copeland (Biological Sciences) Anais Dechamps (Architecture) Simone Domingue (Food & Nutrition) Robert Ellis (Undecided) Allen Gearheart (Civil Engineering) Marrissa Harris (Physical Education) Nathan Johnson (Biological Sciences) Patrick Johnson (Business Administration) Adam Lenz (Geosciences) Dominique Lockhart (Interior Design) Renee Masterson (Physical Education) Candice Polk (Biological Sciences) Daniel Simpkins (Computer Engineering) Chelsea Rae Smyth (Undecided) Cameron Vincent (Physical Education) Loren Bruce (Nutrition) Matthew Cameron (Management) Christina Coleman (Kinesiology) Wendy Copeland (Biological Sciences) Brittney Covington (Pre-Accounting) Kalli Dalton (Special Education) Simone Domingue (Nutrition) Julian Duarte (Biological Engineering) Emily Eads (Clinical Exercise Physiology) Allen Gearhart (Civil Engineering) Haley Greenwell (English Education) Morgan Hall (Foreign Language Education) Sarah Hammes (History) Reid Hargrove (Biochemistry) Anna Jarman (Biological Sciences) Nathan Johnson (Biological Engineering) Patrick Johnson (Business Administration) Philip Johnson (Aerospace Engineering) Kelly Karcher (English Education) Adam Lenz (Geosciences) Henry Li (Aerospace Engineering) Renee Masterson (Biological Sciences) Nick Perkins (Pre-Accounting) Chloe Phillips (Clinical Exercise Physiology) Candice Polk (Biological Sciences) Alexander Richter (Sociology) Eric Schmidt (Philosophy) Daniel Simpkins (Computer Engineering) Chelsea Rae Smyth (Nutrition) Joshua Tucker (Chemical Engineering) Cameron Vincent (CLEP) Keisha Wallace (Biological Sciences) Mitch Weegman (Wildlife & Fisheries Sci) Loren Bruce (Nutrition & Health Promotion)

2012

Matthew Cameron (Management) Christina Coleman (Kinesiology) Brittney Covington (Pre-Accounting) Kalli Dalton (Special Education) Simone Domingue (Nutrition & Health Pro) Julian Duarte (Biological Engineering) Allen Gearhart (Civil Engineering) Haley Greenwell (Secondary Education) Morgan Hall (Secondary Education) Anna Jarman (Biological Sciences) Patrick Johnson (Business Administration) Philip Johnson (Aerospace Engineering) Kelly Karcher (Secondary Education) Henry Li Aerospace Engineering) Renee Masterson (Biological Sciences) Nick Perkins (Pre-Accounting) Chloe Phillips (Kinesiology) Candice Polk (Biological Sciences) Chelsea Smyth (FS, Nutrition & Health Pro.) Joshua Tucker (Chemical Engineering) Keisha Wallace (Biological Sciences) John Bourgeouis (Mechanical Engineering) Carson Britton (Biological Sciences) Michael Clark (Psychology) Julian Duarte (Biological Engineering) Jason Harper (Kinesiology) John Hewitt (Kinesiology) Patrick Johnson (Business Administration) Philip Johnson (Aerospace Engineering) Nathan Lewis (Kinesiology) Nicholas Lewis (Biological Sciences) Henry Li (Aerospace Engineering) Robert MIllece (Geoscience) Joseph Perkins (Accounting) Juan Sanchez (Computer Engineering) Nicholas Soefje (Accounting) Joshua Tucker (Chemical Engineering) John Valentine (Kinesiology) Edward Wesela (Kinesiology) Christina Coleman (Elementary Education) Simone Domingue (Food Science Nutrition) Haley Greenwell (Psychology) Alyssa Hall (Human Sciences) Katie Huston (Mathematics) Anna Jarman (Biological Sciences) Dominique Lockhart (Interdisciplinary Studies) Renee Mastereson (Biological Sciences) Chloe Phillips (Kinesiology) Candice Polk (Biological Sciences) Chelsea Smyth (Food Science Nutrition) Keisha Wallace (Biological Sciences)

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Jim and Julia Rouse Weight Room

Mississippi State athletes use top-of-the-line

Julia Rouse Weight Room located in the Shira Athletic complex.

A 9,000-square foot strength and conditioning

room. Equipped with the latest technology in weight training, more than $350,000 worth of equipment is housed in the Julia and Jim Rouse Weight Room. Jim Rouse, a 1962 graduate of MSU and an original member of the Bulldog Foundation, is the retired vice president of Exxon Mobile. Holliman Athletic Center A 46,000-square foot athletic center, providing Bulldog athletes with a locker room, equipment room and team meeting rooms, as well as a state-of-the-art athletic training area and strength and conditioning facility.

The Holliman Athletic Center is located just east

of the Shira Athletic Complex, State’s original practice facility, which was constructed in the 1970s.

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weight training machines that are apart of the Jim and

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The medical team begins with the certified athletic

The

Team

Family

Practice

Physicians

and

trainers (ATC’s) who interact with the student athletes

Orthopedists are available at practice and in the

on a daily basis. Each full time staff athletic trainer at

athletic training room almost daily for consultation

Mississippi State is certified by the National Athletic

with the athletic trainers and student athletes.

Trainers’ Association Board of Certification and is licensed in the state of Mississippi. Athletic Training Room

The

Mississippi

State

Sports

Medicine

Department consists of six athletic training rooms at various athletic facilities to better serve our student athletes. The athletic training rooms are staffed by our seven full time staff members along with five graduate assistants and 20 student athletic trainers.

John C. Longest Student Health Center

Mississippi State University maintains a full

service student health center on campus where our two Team Family Practice Physicians practice. They are supported by a lab, pharmacy, x-ray, physical therapy department, nutritionists, three additional physicians, four nurse practitioners, and a nursing staff.

The new Columbus Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Center is equipped with the latest in modalities (inground whirlpools, ultrasound, electrical stimulation), rehabilitation equipment (including a Biodex and Hydroworx® therapy pool with an underwater treadmill), an x-ray machine, and a variety of additional equipment necessary to meet the needs of the elite collegiate athlete.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State is a comprehensive land-grant

institution and the largest university in Mississippi, with a statewide enrollment of more than 16,000 students.

Established in 1878 as the Agricultural and

Mechanical College of Mississippi, the university has traditional strengths in engineering and scientific institution with a diverse array of programs in

across a “global” spectrum that begins with high

teaching, research, and service.

school and continues through the university experience and into professional life.

Included

are the Young Guns Leadership Camp for rising high school seniors; the Day one Leadership Community for incoming freshmen, focusing on shared academic and service experiences; and the highly competitive Appalachian Leadership Honors Program for sophomores and juniors.

To complement these efforts, the university

has launched a minor in leadership studies open Academics and Student Life

Mississippi State students consistently earn

honors such as the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship, awarded for those who will enter public service, and, with 16 Truman Scholars to date, the university has been recognized as a Truman

to students in all majors. A university honor code adopted in 2007 institutionalizes a campus culture of integrity and personal responsibility in academic studies. Through the Global Leadership Program, students may experience significantly expanded study-abroad opportunities.

Honor Institution. In the past year, a student team

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agriculture but has evolved into a comprehensive

competed for and won first place in a national Challenge X competition to redesign a fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly SUV.

Recently initiated programs are providing

opportunities to develop leadership potential and global study options.

The university’s Global

Leadership Continuum provides “cradle-to-CEO” programming designed to develop leadership

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Research

development supporting a goal of attracting automotive

Mississippi State faculty researchers attracted

industries to the state. The center is conducting

$186.5 million in external funding for 2006-07, up

research in areas that include materials processing,

from about $155 million during the previous year.

human and systems engineering, alternative power

This funding supported 1,691 sponsored projects in

systems, computational manufacturing and design,

2007.

and advanced learning technologies.

Outreach and Service

Based on the latest rankings available from the

National Science Foundation, MSU ranks 7th in the

nation in agricultural sciences research expenditures

countless individuals, Mississippi State has “extended

and 44th in engineering. Last year MSU faculty and

farther” and gone “beyond the limit” to make a difference

staff disclosed 80 new technologies resulting in three

in the lives of citizens around the state. In 2006, the

new start-up companies, nine licenses, and 22 patent

university formed the Mississippi State Community

applications. The university now holds 77 patents.

Action Team to organize university resources and

In recent years, MSU has established the Thad

expertise for quick response to local issues around

Cochran Endowment for Entrepreneurship, as well

the state. MSU’s Extension Service is the first in

as collaborating with federal agencies and industries

the nation to have an interactive videoconferencing

to

start-up

system in every county Extension office. Through the

companies. Among the collaborators and sponsors

Freedom Calls program, the system is being used to

are the U.S. departments of Defense and Energy,

connect Mississippians with family members in the

NASA, General Electric, Northrop Grumman, EADS/

U.S. military serving our country in Iraq.

American Eurocopter, Boeing, Raytheon, General

Dynamics, Israeli Aerospace Industry, and the

almost every county of the state, and the Mississippi

Mississippi Technology Alliance.

Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station operates

10 branch stations throughout Mississippi.

help

increase

technology-oriented

In a key area of economic interest to Mississippi,

From its academic programs to the work of

The MSU Extension Service maintains offices in

Four

MSU’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems,

strategically located research and extension centers

established

coordinate the delivery of services statewide.

in

2001,

continues

research

and

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UNIVERISTY PRESIDENT Mississippi State, 1984

Dr. Mark Everett Keenum became Mississippi State’s 19th president Jan. 5, 2009, following a distinguished public service career. After completing his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics at Mississippi State, Dr. Keenum joined the university faculty in 1984 as a marketing specialist with the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service. Two years later, he accepted a position as a research associate with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station at MSU. He continued his education at the university, in 1988 receiving a doctorate in agricultural economics, and he joined the faculty of that department as an assistant professor/ economist. During his professional tenure at Mississippi State, his primary research and extension work focused on the marketing and economics of aquaculture, specialty crops and forestry. He continued his faculty ties at the university 1997-2006 as an adjunct professor, teaching an annual course on agricultural legislative policy. Prior to being named president of Mississippi State in November 2008, Dr. Keenum served as Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for two years, where he provided leadership and oversight for the Farm Service Agency, the Risk Management Agency and the Foreign Agricultural Service. The mission area, comprised of the three agencies, had a total operating budget of $1.7 billion and approximately $40 billion in program authority. The three agencies employed more than 16,500 people at more than 2,300 offices nationwide and 98 locations around the globe. In 1989, Dr. Keenum joined the Washington, D.C., staff of U.S. Senator Thad Cochran as Legislative Assistant for Agriculture and Natural Resources. As Sen. Cochran’s adviser on agricultural affairs, he worked on numerous issues important to U.S. agriculture, including the 1990,1996, and 2002 Farm Bills. From 1996-2006, he served as Chief of Staff for Sen. Cochran. In this role, Dr. Keenum was the chief adviser to the senator on political, legislative and appropriations issues. He also was responsible for managing all administrative and legislative functions of Sen. Cochran’s Washington, D.C., office and three Mississippi offices, including direct oversight of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. Dr. Keenum and his wife Rhonda have four children.

Scott Stricklin

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Mississippi State, 1992 A lifelong dream was fulfilled on May 7, 2010, when Scott Stricklin was formally introduced as Mississippi State’s director of athletics, the 16th in school history. As Stricklin begins to enthusiastically tackle his new job of leading the MSU athletic department, he certainly isn’t a stranger to the Bulldog family or college athletics. A 1992 graduate of Mississippi State, the Jackson, Miss., native’s resume is highlighted by 22 years of experience on the collegiate level in various capacities at five different universities. The last two years, he’s faithfully served as Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs at his alma mater, overseeing fundraising, football and men’s basketball scheduling, managing MSU’s allsport agreement with Adidas, facility planning, and serving as the administrative sport liaison for men’s basketball and softball. It’s those type of day-to-day tasks that’s prepared the personable Stricklin to take over the top seat in the Mississippi State athletic department. Yet it’s a journey that started during his formidable days as a dedicated and tireless worker in the media relations department that’s led to his highly-respected career coming full circle. Prior to graduating, Stricklin’s stint in the MSU media relations office included three seasons (1990-92) as the media contact for the highly successful and nationally-renown baseball program. Upon graduation, he was named assistant media relations director at his alma mater. He continued his climb up the ladder of success when he was named associate media relations director at Auburn, where from 1993-98 he served as the primary baseball contact and the secondary football contact. He also spent the 1993-94 season handling the publicity for the Tigers’ nationally-ranked women’s basketball team. In 1998, Stricklin left Auburn to become Assistant Athletics Director at Tulane, where he served as the primary media contact for the Green Wave’s 1998 12-0 football team. Next came a four-year run in the Big 12 Conference at Baylor (19992003) as Assistant AD for Communications and Marketing. In 2003, Stricklin returned to the Southeastern Conference at Kentucky and spent five seasons as the Associate AD for Media Relations, where he oversaw the day-to-day publicity of the traditionrich Wildcat basketball program. It was his last stop before returning to Mississippi State in the Spring of 2008. Stricklin, is married to the former Anne Howell, the youngest daughter of Basketball Hall of Fame member Bailey Howell. The couple has two daughters, Abby and Sophie.

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Carl Maddox Track

The Bulldogs’ state of the art, $3 million track renovation open spring of 2011. The new facility features a completely remodeled, nine-lane track surface and field event areas.

Amentities Include:

• • • • • • •

Nine 48” lane track oval Steeplechase Water Jump High Jump, Pole Vault & Long/Triple Jump Javelin Runway Shot Put Ring Hammer and Discus Throw Ring Natural Grass Infield

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HAILSTATE

Maroon and White In the heart of Mississippi, Made by none but God’s own hands, Stately in her nat’ral splendor Our Alma Mater proudly stands; State College of Mississippi, Fondest mem’ries cling to thee, Life shall hoard thy spirit ever, Loyal sons we’ll always be.

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Hail, dear old State! Fight for that victory today. Hit the line and tote the ball, Cross the goal before you fall! And then we’ll yell, Yell, yell, yell! For dear old State, We’ll yell like h-e-l-l! Fight for Mississippi State, Win the game today!

Chorus: Maroon and White! Maroon and White! Of thee with joy we sing; Thy colors bright our souls delight, With praise our voices ring. Tho’ our life some pow’r may vanquish, Loyalty can’t be o’er run; Honors true on thee we lavish Until the setting of the sun; Live Maroon and White for ever, Ne’er can evil mar thy fame, Nothing us from thee can sever, Alma Mater we acclaim. 97

2013 Mississippi State Track and Field Media Guide  

The 2013 Mississippi State Track & Field Media Guide featuring team info, roster, player & coaches bios, program history, records and more!

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