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coaching staff Ta’ Frias

Head Track & Field Coach Coaching Specialty: Vertical jumps, hurdles, field events, combined events • Second year at JMU • 11th year in coaching profession • USA Track and Field Level II certified in the sprints and jumps • Former assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin State University and University of Richmond

Athletes she coached at Stephen F. Austin accomplished the following: • 13 Southland Conference individual champions • 77 All-Southland Conference individual honors • 25 school records • Four NCAA All-Region honors • Four NCAA qualifiers • One USA Olympic Trials qualifier • One Team USA participant in the 2006 Under-23 NACAC Games • Stephen F. Austin won four Southland Conference championships (women outdoor 2002, 2003, 2005; men indoor 2005)

As an athlete • At North Carolina, three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference in heptathlon and member of eight ACC champion teams • Inducted into Collegiate High School Athletic Hall of Fame in Richmond, Va. (2008)

Robert Lent

Volunteer Assistant Coach Coaching Specialty: Field events • Second year at JMU • Before JMU, coached at Stuarts Draft High School (Stuarts Draft, Va.) • At high school level, coached three national qualifiers, one All-American, and a state champion in the high jump • USATF level one certified coach and a USATF certified official (third year)

Adam Malloy

Volunteer Assistant Coach Coaching Specialty: Sprints, hurdles, jumps and mid-distance • Second year at JMU • Helped coach Marissa McDonald to a runner-up finish in the long jump at the CAA Championships and four at the ECAC Championships in 2010 • Four-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference accolades at Millersville University • Currently attends James Madison as a graduate student in the kinesiology program

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coaching staff Dave Rinker

Head Cross Country Coach Assistant Track & Field Coach Coaching Specialty: Distance, middle distance • 12th year at JMU • 27th collegiate coaching season • Coach, U.S. Senior Men, IAAF World Cross Country Championships (2003) • Coach, U.S. Men’s Junior World Cross Country Championships (1998) • Six CAA team championships (women 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010; men 1999) • ECAC (2001, 2010) and IC4A (2003) team championships • Eight CAA individual champions • Eight CAA Runners of the Year • 13 NCAA national track and field qualifiers • Two NCAA cross country All-Americas • 119 NJCAA Cross Country/Track & Field All-Americas Coach of the Year • CAA (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2010) • NJCAA national men’s (1987, 1990) • NJCAA national men’s outdoor track and field (1999)

Bill Walton

Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Coaching Specialty: Sprints, relays, horizontal jumps • 27th year at JMU • Mid-Atlantic Region outdoor track and field Coach of the Year (1990) • CAA cross country Coach of the Year (1987, 1992) • 31 NCAA All-Americas • 42 ECAC/IC4A champions • 56 NCAA qualifiers • IC4A president (1998-99) • NCAA Track and Field/Cross Country Committee (2010-2014) • Chair of NCAA Cross Country Committee for NCAA Division I Championships (2010-11)

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athletes Lynne Colombo Sr., Malborough, Conn. Events: 800, Distance Kinesiology (Ph ysical Therapy) major with a minor in biology JMU personal bests include 3:03.53 in 1000m, 4:39.43 in 1,500m, 10:09.20 in 3,000m, 17:54.41 in 5,000m, 20:46 in 6K cross country • Distance medley relay 11th at 2009 ECAC Championships • Distance medley relay All-East (sixth place) at 2008 ECAC Championships • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award five times

Alison Parris Sr., Saint Leonard, Md. Events: Distance Communications (interpersonal comm.) major with a human resources development minor JMU personal bests include 2:10.58 in 800m, 2:53.71 in 1,000m, 4:34.62 in 1,500m, 4:53.58 in mile, 17:27.4 in 5K cross country, 20:15 in 6K cross country • CAA Athlete of the Year in 2010 • Individual champion at CAA and ECAC Cross Country Championships in 2010

Jessica Propst Sr., Harrisonburg, Va. Events: Distance JMU personal bests include 3:09.64 in 1,000m, 4:40.32 in 1,500m, 5:01.25 in mile, 9:57.86 in 3,000m, 17:23.29 in 5,000m, 18:10 in 5K cross country, 21:37 in 6K cross country • Distance medley relay ninth at 2009 ECAC Championships • Distance medley relay All-East (sixth place) at 2008 ECAC Championships • All-CAA (third place) at 2007 CAA Cross Country Championship “JMU cross country/track has been the force that has propelled me to believe in my ability to do anything I really set my mind to.”

Mariah Hagadone Sr., Mount Solon, Va. Events: Distance JMU personal bests include 4:58.91 in 1,500m, 5:31.77 in mile, 18:46.40 in 5,000m, 19:18 in 5K cross country, 23:23 in 6K cross country

• CAA Cross Country Championship’s Most Outstanding Performer in 2010

• 3,200m relay ECAC qualifier

• NCAA cross country qualifier (71st) in 2009

“The best reason someone should come to JMU to participate in track and field/cross country is because the athletes and coaches are great.”

“The best view on campus is from the track because the Shenandoah Valley mountains are breathtaking.”

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award

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athletes Kelly Jemison Sr., Alexandria, Va. Events: Distance JMU personal bests include 2:21.17 in 800m, 2:58.93 in 1,000m, 4:43.42 in 1,500m, 5:09.27 in mile, 10:43.85 in 3,000m, 11:02.18 in 3,000m steeplechase, 18:16 in 5,000m, 19:07.4 in 5K cross country, 22:12 in 6K cross country • 3,000m steeplechase champion at 2010 CAA Championship

Brenna Johnston Jr., Covesville, Va. Events: 100, 200, LJ Kinesiology (exercise science) major JMU personal bests include 8.14 in 60m, 12.78 in 100m, 26.74 in 200m, 16’2 1/4” in long jump • 2009 JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete “My favorite JMU track and field memory was competing as the anchor leg of the 4x1 in the conference meet.”

• 3,200m relay 13th at 2008 Indoor ECAC Championships • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award five times

Kelnesha Hinnant Jr., Virginia Beach, Va. Events: 200, 400 Kinesiology (exercise science) major Personal bests include 25.30 in 200m, 56.40 in 400m, 1:15.08 in 500m • Distance medley relay ninth at 2010 ECAC Championships

Adrena May Jr., Chesapeake, Va. Event: Discus Communications (public relations) major with criminal justice and French minors

• Joins the Dukes track and field team as a junior • Alumna of Great Bridge H.S. “Something about me that would surprise people is I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.”

• 1,600m relay 11th at 2009 and 2010 ECAC Championships • 400m relay qualifier at 2010 ECAC Championships “My favorite JMU track and field memory was the Penn Relays, because we saw a number of great athletes including Hussein Bolt, Miki Barber, Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards.”

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athletes Aubrie McAlpine

Daisy Van Ness

Jr., Douglasville, Pa. Events: 100, 200, 400 Justice studies major Personal bests include 7.81 in 60m, 12.24 in 100m, 25.11 in 200m • 400m relay ECAC qualifier in 2009 and 2010 • 800m relay JMU record (1:38.72) in 2009 • Set school records in 100m, 200m and 400m relay at Daniel Boone H.S.

Jr., Doylestown, Pa. Events: 400, 800, 400 hurdles Elementary education major Personal best is 1:00.32 in 400m • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award twice • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete twice • State 3,200m relay champion at Central Bucks East H.S. “We love to laugh!”

“My favorite JMU track and field memories are taking long trips and getting to know my teammates better.”

Jaclyn Smith Jr., Arlington, Va. Events: 100, long jump, triple jump Social work major Personal bests include 25.54 in 200m, 56.62 in 400m, 39’5” in triple jump • 1,600m relay 11th at 2010 ECAC Championships • Triple jump 12th at 2010 ECAC Championships • 1,600m relay 14th at 2009 ECAC Championships “We’re a group full of the funniest girls!”

Brittany Wilhelm Jr., Stafford, Va. Events: Distance Mathematics (secondary education) major with a coaching minor JMU personal bests include 1:35.70 in 600m, 2:15.77 in 800m, 3:09.43 in 1,000m • 3,200m relay All-East (fourth place) at 2010 ECAC Championships • 3,200m relay 17th at 2009 ECAC Championships • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award four times “The best view on campus is from the top of Warsaw parking deck because you can see the mountains all around you.”

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athletes Jess Zozos Jr., Glenshaw, Pa. Events: Distance Kinesiology (exercise science) major with a biology minor JMU personal bests include 10:33.40 in 3,000m, 17:41.18 in 5,000m, 37:18.06 in 10,000m, 18:17.8 in 5K cross country, 21:48 in 6K cross country • 10,000m 24th at 2010 ECAC Championships • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award four times “I chose my major because I love to help people and want to become a physician’s assistant.”

Megan Barnes So., S terling, Va. Events: Distance Kinesiology (exercise science) major with a Spanish minor JMU personal bests include 1:28.12 in 500m, 2:21.80 in 800m • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete • Alumna of Park View H.S. “The best view on campus is from the track because you can see the mountains and most of campus.”

Mary Cerasa So., Shrewsbury, N.J. Events: Distance JMU personal bests include 5:06.98 in 1,500m, 10:57.80 in 3,000m, 18:24.74 in 5,000m, 23:46 in 6K cross country • Cross Country All-Monmouth County on state sectional runner-up team at Red Banks Regional H.S. • Fifth-best time in school history at Red Bank Regional’s Holmdel Park Course “I came to JMU because I love the atmosphere and all of the people here are so friendly.”

Mikaela Davis So., Elkton, Va. Events: Distance JMU personal bests include 12:58.95 in 3,000m steeplechase, 23:53 in 6K cross country • 1,600m and pole vault Massanutten District champion at Spotswood H.S. • Member of four outdoor district champion teams and one region champion team at Spotswood • Set school record in indoor mile and pole vault at Spotswood “My favorite thing about track and field is that everyone cheers for you, regardless of what team you are on.”

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athletes Jacki Ferrance So., M echanicsville, Va. Events: Distance JMU personal bests include 5:25.61 in mile, 10:54.47 in 3,000m, 19:45.60 in 5,000m, 23:42 in 6K cross country • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award twice • 3,200m relay Capital District champion at Lee Davis H.S.

Katie Harman So., Clarksville, Md. Events: Distance JMU personal bests include 4:38.87 in 1,500m, 17:49.6 in 5K cross country, 20:55 in 6K cross country • Two-time All-CAA (ninth in 2009, fifth in 2010) at CAA Cross Country Championship • 3,200m relay All-East (fourth place) at 2010 ECAC Championships • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award twice

Katie Gorman So., Lafayette Hill, Pa. Events: Distance JMU personal bests include 10:10.26 in 3,000m, 17:15.18 in 5,000m, 17:53.1 in 5K cross country, 21:22 in 6K cross country • Two-time All-CAA (eight place, twice) at 2009 and 2010 CAA Cross Country Championship • 5,000m ninth at 2010 USA Junior National Championships • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award twice

“Something about me that would surprise people is I have a twin sister.”

Danyelle Kent-Robinson So., Bristow, Va. Events: High jump, 100/400 hurdles Kinesiology (physical education) major JMU personal bests include 14.64 in 100m hurdles, 5’7” in high jump • High jump tied for 10th at 2010 ECAC Championships • High jump two-time state champion at Brentsville H.S. • 55m hurdles and 100m hurdles state champion at Brentsville “The best view on campus is from skyline because of the beautiful sunsets and views from Potomac Hall.”

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athletes Jaime Lott So., F redericksburg, Va. Events: 200, 400, long jump Health science (health assessment) major with a prephysician assistant minor JMU personal bests include 26.42 in 200m, 59.46 in 400m • 1,600m relay four-time state champion at Courtland H.S. • 200m, 500m and long jump district champion at Courtland “The best view on campus is from Skyline because you can see everything in the top floors of the dorm.”

JaQuonna Lott So., F redericksburg, Va. Events: 200, 400, 800 Sociology major with a humanitarian affairs minor JMU personal bests include 26.95 in 200m, 1:01.27 in 400m, 1:24.68 in 500m • 55m and triple jump district champion at Courtland H.S. • Set state record in 1,600m relay at Courtland “The teammate I admire the most is Jaime because she is my sister and I know how far we both have come.”

Maria McDonald So., Harrisburg, Pa. Events: 100, 200, 400 Nursing (pediatrics) major JMU personal bests include 26.67 in 200m, 58.05 in 400m, 1:17.29 in 500m • 1,600m relay 11th at 2010 Indoor ECAC Championships • 1,600m relay 14th at 2010 Outdoor ECAC Championships • 400m relay Nike Outdoor Nationals qualifier “Everyone on the team is extremely welcoming, supportive and we work well together.”

Marissa McDonald So., Harrisburg, Pa. Events: 100, 200, long jump, triple jump Engineering major JMU personal bests include 7.56 in 60m, 11.95 in 100m, 25.54 in 200m, 19’4 3/4” in long jump • Long jump All-East (fourth place) at 2010 ECAC Championships • 100m All-CAA (third place) at 2010 CAA Championships • Long jump All-CAA (runner-up) at 2010 CAA Championships “My favorite JMU track and field memory was breaking 12 seconds in the 100-meter dash and being the runner-up in the long jump at CAA’s.”

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athletes Jennifer Monk So., Bloomington, Ind. Events: Multi Mathematics (secondary education) major JMU personal bests include 9.19 in 60m hurdles, 14.83 in 100m hurdles, 4,264 points in heptathlon • Heptathlon fourth at 2010 CAA Championships • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award • 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles state runner at Central Catholic H.S. • Set school records for 100m hurdles and 300m at Central Catholic

Stacey Nobles So., Virginia Beach, Va. Events: Distance JMU personal bests include 4:31.91 in 1,500m, 5:01.97 in mile, 9:45.68 in 3,000m, 17:37 in 5,000m, 17:52.6 in 5K cross country, 20:49 in 6K cross country • 2009 CAA Cross Country Rookie of the Year • Two-time All-CAA (fourth in 2009, second in 2010) at CAA Cross Country Championships • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award twice

“I feel a part of a family away from home.”

Gabrielle Poore Christianna Moss So., M ontpelier, Va. Events: Discus, shot put, wt. throw Health Science major A JMU personal best is 136’10” in discus

So., Wyomissing, Pa. Events: Distance International business major JMU personal bests include 26.55 in 200m, 1:00.06 in 400m • 400m relay qualifier at 2010 ECAC Championships

• Discus sixth at 2010 CAA Championships

• 1,600m relay qualifier at 2010 ECAC Championships • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete

• Discus state champion at Patrick Henry H.S.

“My favorite JMU track/cross country memory is spending everyday with my teammates and growing as athletes and as friends.”

• Set school records in discus (140’ 9”) outdoor shot put (37’ 8”) and indoor shot put (35’ 8”) “I always bring a blanket on road trips, because the bus gets COLD!”

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athletes Annie Reiner So., Virginia B each, Va. Events: Distance JMU personal bests include 2:13.63 in 800m, 2:52.72 in 1,000m, 4:33.11 in 1,500m, 4:56.45 in mile, 17:58 in 5,000m, 18:54 in 5K cross country, 21:59.51 in 6K cross country • 3,200m relay All-East (fourth place) at 2010 ECAC Championships • Distance medley relay ninth at 2010 ECAC Championships • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award twice

Whitney Staton So., Fredericksburg, Va. Events: 100, 200, 400, long jump, triple jump Health science major with a Spanish minor JMU personal bests include 8.28 in 60m, 13.21 in 100m, 26.85 in 200m, 1:01.14 in 400m, 16’10” in long jump • Triple jump and long jump Battlefield district champion at Chancellor H.S. • Set school records in long jump, triple jump, 200m, 300m, and 1,600m relay at Chancellor “I always bring banana chips along on road trips.”

Michelle Savarese So., Middletown, N.J. Events: Distance JMU personal bests include 5:43.43 in mile, 11:17.57 in 3,000m, 12:08.52 in 3,000m steeplechase, 23:36 in 6K cross country

Erin Geraghty Fr., Woodbridge, Va. Events: Distance English major • 3,200m relay district champion at Forest Park H.S. • 1,600m relay third in region at Forest Park “Something about me that would surprise people is I’ve always wanted to be an actress.”

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award twice • Set school records in 2,000m steeplechase, 3,200m relay and 6,400m relay at Red Bank Catholic H.S. “I came to JMU because I loved how friendly and school spirited everyone seemed to be.”

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athletes History Kristen Greene

Dorrie Matthews

Fr., Colonial Heights, Va. Events: Shot put, discus Business management major

Fr., Port Republic, Va. Events: 200, 400 Engineering major

• Shot put and discus district champion for Thomas Dale H.S.

• 400m relay state and district champion for Spotswood H.S.

• Set school record in shot put (43’ 11”) at Thomas Dale

• Set school and district records in 400m relay at 49.15

“The accomplishments of which I am proudest are winning eight district titles over the four years that I’ve done indoor and outdoor track.”

• 300m and 55m district champion for Spotswood

Sarah Jochem

“The one thing I can’t live without is ice cream.”

Ciarra Morris

Fr., Tabernacle, N.J . Event: High jump Dietetics major with a sociology minor

Fr., Richmond, Va. Events: Sprints, hurdles Kinesiology (exercise science) major

• Set school record in high jump (5’ 4”) at Seneca H.S.

• High jump district champion for Meadowbrook H.S.

• High hurdles and triple jump AllRegion at Seneca

• 200m and 300m region and district champion

“The best piece of advice I’ve received is hurdles are placed in our lives to see how high we can jump.”

Erin Lopresti Fr., Cranberry Township, Pa. Events: Distance Health sciences major JMU personal bests include 19:11.3 in 5K cross country and 22:24 in 6K cross country

• 400m relay Central Region champion “Something about me that would surprise people is that I love cheerleading.”

Carolyn Payne Fr., Annandale, Va. Events: Distance •

Alumna W.T. Woodson H.S.

• 800m four-time All-State for Seneca Valley H.S. • 1,600m county champion at Seneca Valley • Set Seneca Valley records in 800m, 1,600m relay and 3,200m relay “I chose to come to JMU because of the beautiful campus, location, size, variety of majors and sports programs.”

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athletes Lauren Privette Fr., Round Hill, Va. Events: Long jump, triple jump, sprints Undecided major • Triple jump All-State Northwest Region champion, Cedar Run District Champion and Loudon County champion for Loudoun Valley H.S. • Set Loudoun Valley records in triple jump (39’ 1/2”), long jump (19’ 0”) and 400m relay (48.27) • Nike Outdoor Nationals qualifier “My favorite track and field memory was beating our rival 4x100 team at regionals my junior year.

Kelsey Seymour Fr., Ebensburg, Pa. Events: Distance Speech pathology major

Julie Strange Fr., Leesburg, Va. Events: Distance Psychology major JMU personal best is 23:45 in 6K cross country • Cross country third in state as a senior and fifth as a junior at Loudoun County H.S. • 3,200m third in state and Region II champion as a junior at Loudoun County “The one thing I can’t live without is chocolate covered pretzels.”

Ashley Williams Fr., Shillington, Pa. Events: 100, 200, long jump Nursing major • 200m fourth in state as a senior at Governor Mifflin H.S.

JMU personal best is 22:25 in 6K cross country

• 100m sixth in state as a senior at Governor Mifflin

• 1,600m state champion and Laurel Highlands Conference champion for Central Cambria H.S.

“If I could invent something, the absolute best thing to invent would be an everlasting iPod that never would go dead.”

• 3,200m relay state runner-up and four-time district and conference champion • Set district records in 800m and 3,200m relay, conference record in 800m and school records in 1,600m (4:56), 800m (2:13) and 3,200m relay (9:17) “My favorite thing about track and field/cross country is the intense atmosphere at races! I thrive off that.”

Jordan Simmons Fr., Plainfield, N.J. Events: 100, 200, 400 Undecided major with a dance minor

Kala Young Fr., Harrisonburg, Va. Events: Jumps, Multi • 55m fourth in region and district champion as a junior at Spotswood H.S. • 400m relay state champion as a senior at Spotswood

• Set Bishop Ahr H.S. records in long jump (17’9 1/2”) and triple jump (35’10”) • Set record for 55m at Greater Middlesex Conference meet (7.17) • Set state meet record in 200m (24.69 )and 100m (12.14) “Something about me that would surprise people is I play the piano.”

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Cross Country 2010 Titles

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Olympians Juli Henner ‘92

Tiombé Hurd ‘95

• First JMU U.S. Olympian, 1,500m, Atlanta 1996 • U.S. Olympic Trials 1,500m runner-up 1996 • JMU Athletics Hall of Fame 2002 • CAA Silver Anniversary Team

Post-JMU

Post-JMU

JMU • First female athlete to earn Division I All-America honors in track • NCAA Outdoor Championships 1992 (10th in 1,500m) • All-East, 1,500m 1991, 1992; indoor mile 1991, 1992; cross country 1992 • CAA champion, 800m 1991; 1,500m 1991, 1992 • ECAC champion, 1,500m 1992 • CAA Track & Field Championships Athlete of the Meet 1991 • All-CAA cross country 1990, 1991, 1992

Triple Jump

• Athens Olympics 2004 • American record-holder (47’5”) 2004-present • IAAF World Indoor Championships bronze medal 2001 • U.S. Olympic Trials champion 2004, bronze medal 2000 • U.S. Outdoor Championships gold medal 2001, silver medal 1999 • U.S. Indoor gold medal 2000, 2001 • JMU Athletics Hall of Fame 2005 • CAA Silver Anniversary Team

JMU • Only JMU athlete to be named an All-America five times • NCAA Outdoor Championships, 1993, 1994, 1995 • NCAA Indoor Championships, 1993, 1995 • CAA champion four times • School record 44”4 ¼” outdoors and 42’9” indoors

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all-americans Samantha Bates ‘98 All-America mile 1997; distance medley relay 1997

• NCAA Indoor National Championships 1997 (8th in mile & distance medley relay) • NCAA Outdoor National Championships 1997 (1,500m) • CAA champion, 800m and 1,500m 1997 • Current school records holder in indoor mile and outdoor 1,500m & two relays • CAA Silver Anniversary Team

Sara Carpenter ’99 All-America distance medley relay 1997

• NCAA Indoor National Championships 1997 (8th in distance medley relay) • All-East, indoor 800m and distance medley relay 1998 • All-East, indoor and outdoor 3,200-meter relay 1996 • School record in indoor sprint medley relay

Mollie DeFrancesco ‘03 LeAnn Buntrock ’83 All-America cross country 1981

• First JMU female cross country runner to earn AllAmerica honors • AIAW National Cross Country Championships, 24thh in 1981 • All-AIAW Region II cross country 1981 (ninth place)

All-America cross country 2002; 3,000m steeplechase 2002; 5,000m 2002

• Third-ranked American in 3,000m steeplechase 2002 • Only JMU athlete to earn three All-America honors in the same calendar year • NCAA National Championships 2002 (4th in steeplechase, 6th in indoor 5,000m, 30th in cross country) • Mondo/U.S. Track Coaches Association Southeast Region Athlete of the Year 2002 • CAA cross country Runner of the Year 2001, 2002; track and field Athlete of the Year 2002 • Current school records in steeplechase, outdoor 3,000m, indoor and outdoor 5,000m • CAA Silver Anniversary Team

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all-americans Bethany Eigel ‘00

All –America distance medley relay 1997; 5,000m 1997; 3,000m 1998, 2000

• Only JMU female runner to be named All-America four times • NCAA Indoor National Championships, 1997 (8th in distance medley relay), 1998 (8th in 3,000m) • NCAA Outdoor National Championships 1997 (9th in 5,000m), 2000 (12th in 3,000m) • CAA cross country Runner of the Year 1996 • CAA champion, 3,000m 1997 • Current school records in indoor 3,000m & outdoor distance medley relay • CAA Silver Anniversary Team • JMU Athletics Hall of Fame 2009

Suzi Shreckhise Slater ’83 All-America 400m hurdles 1981, 1982

• U.S. Olympic Trials, 1984 • U.S. Outdoor Championships, 1983 • AIAW Outdoor National Championships 1981 (5th in 400m hurdles), 1982 (6th in 400m hurdles, 11th in mile relay) • NCAA National Championships 1983 (10th in indoor 600m, 30th in 400m hurdles) • Current school record in 400m hurdles • JMU Athletics Hall of Fame 2003 (first track and field athlete inducted)

Tamara Stewart ’97

All-America distance medley relay 1997 • NCAA Indoor National Championships 1997 (8th in distance medley relay) • Current school records in two relays • Former school record holder in indoor 500m and currently holds JMU’s second-best 500m time • As a senior ran on five record-setting relay teams

Cindy Slagle ’84 All-America 1,500m 1982 • AIAW Outdoor National Championships 1981 (6th in 1,500m, 3,200m relay competitor, 3,000m qualifier), 1982 (6th in 1,500m 3,200m relay competitor, 3,000m qualifier) • Virginia AIAW champion, 1,500m 1981, 1982 • Virginia AIAW champion, 3,200m relay, 1982

Other ECAC champions include: • Juli Speights (featured on page 16), 1,500m 1992 • Samantha Bates (page 17), indoor 1,000m 1994 • Mollie DeFrancesco (page 17), indoor 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase 2002; indoor 5,000m 2003 • Alison Parris (page 4), cross country 2010

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ECAC Champions JMU athletes have won 11 individual titles at the prestigious Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships.

Cindy Dunham ‘04

ECAC champion cross country 2001 • USA Track & Field National Championships 2001 (27th in steeplechase) • All-NCAA Southeast Region cross country 2001 • All-CAA cross country 2001, 2002 • CAA Silver Anniversary Team

Leslie Anderson ‘09 ECAC champion 400m 2007 • NCAA East Region Championships 2006 (24th in 400m) • USA Track & Field Junior National Championships 2006 (13th in 400m) • CAA champion, 400m 2006 • School record outdoor 400m

Shannon Saunders ‘06 ECAC champion 10,000m 2005; 5,000m 2005

Tracey Livengood ’98 ECAC champion indoor 5,000m 1998

• NCAA Indoor National Championships 1998 (14th in 5,000m) • All-NCAA Southeast Region cross country 1995, 1997 • All-CAA cross country 1994, 1995, 1997 • CAA cross country Rookie of the Year 1994

• NCAA Outdoor National Championships 10,000m 2004 (16th), 2005 (20th), 2006 (19th) • NCAA Cross Country National Championships 2004, 2005 • All-NCAA Southeast Region cross country 2004, 2005 • CAA cross country Runner of the Year 2004, 2005 • CAA cross country champion 2004, 2005 • All-CAA cross country 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 • School record 10,000m • CAA Silver Anniversary Team

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CAA Champions

Cathy Beck

Nelly Anderson

Dena Spickard

100m 1990, 1991 200m 1991 1,600m relay 1990

1,500m 2006 3,000m steeplechase 2004, 2005, 2006

Davida Walker

100m hurdles 1990, 1992

Diana Gillam 3,000m 1996

cross country 2006 10,000m 2005

Erica Bates 400m 1991 1,600m relay 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Keisha Banks 800m 2000

Waynitra Thomas 800m 2002

Seun Augustus long jump 2000

Sarah Burkett 1,500m 2002

Kelly Baker Susan Ferrel

discus 1991, 1992

10,000m 2001

Team cross country

1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010

Other individual champions: Leslie Anderson, 400m 2006 • Samantha Bates, 800m 1997; 1,500m 1996, 1997 • Bethany Eigel, 3,000m 1997 • Mollie DeFrancesco, 3,000m steeplechase 2001, 2002; cross country 2001, 2002 • Tiombé Hurd, triple jump 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 • Kelly Jemison, 3,000m steeplechase 2010 • Alison Parris cross country 2010 • Shannon Saunders, 5,000m 2005, 2005; cross country 2004, 2005; 10,000m 2006 • Juli Speights 800m 1990, 1991; 1,500m 1991, 1992

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CAA Champions

Tiffany Hall

Tanique Carter

400m hurdles 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 1,600m relay 2001, 2002

Maria Thomas

200m 2009

400m 2001 1,600m relay 2001, 2002

Zakiya Haley 400m 1998

Patricia Ritter 10,000m 1992

Jill Baumgartner

Adrienne Mayo

800m 1994 1,600m relay 1993, 1994

triple jump 2006

JMU Athletes Selected to CAA Silver Anniversary Team Cross Country

Mollie DeFrancesco Bethany Eigel Cindy Dunham Heather Hanscom Shannon Saunders Dena Spickard

Track and Field

Danielle Legendre high jump 1990

Keisha Banks Samantha Bates Mollie DeFrancesco Bethany Eigel Tiombé Hurd Shannon Saunders Juli Speights

Other 1,600m relay champions: Lynsie Battle, 2001 • Melanie Bryant, 2001, 2002 • Shelby Brown, 1991, 1992 • Princess Hicks, 1990 • Janai Hill, 1993 • Tiombé Hurd, 1992, 1993, 1994 • Fatima Joyner, 1994 • Sarah Kirtland, 2002 • Kiersten Murray, 1994 • Kim Schlemmer, 1991 • Kim Williams, 1990, 1991, 1992

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top performances Sprints & Hurdles 60m indoors 7.50 Tanique Carter, 2009 7.54* Cathy Beck, 1990 7.56 Marissa McDonald, 2010 7.66* Princess Hicks, 1990 7.69* Rhonda Mason, 1984 7.79 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1998 7.81 Candace Nelms, 2008 7.92 Leslie Anderson, 2008 7.96 Ashley Woods, 2004 7.98 Jessica Bernstein, 1999 * converted from 55m distance

Sharnet Rowlan

200m indoors Shaunah Saint Cyr

23.98 Tanique Carter, 2009 25.06 Rhonda Mason, 1985 25.10 Leslie Anderson, 2008 25.17 Tiffany Hall, 2004 25.24 Rashonda Roberson, 2008 25.25 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1998 25.27 Zakiya Haley, 1998 25.47 Patricia Mebane, 1985 25.48 Janai Hill, 1994 25.54 Marissa McDonald, 2010

400m indoors 55.65 55.82 56.60 57.35 57.39 57.45 57.57 58.04 58.04 58.10

8.62* Davida Walker, 1992 8.80 Seun Augustus, 2000 8.81* Katrina Allen, 1992 8.92 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 9.00 Marissa Biggins, 2006 9.06 Danna Frink, 2007 9.12 Christine Nicewonger, 2008 9.28 Jennifer Monk, 2010 9.42 Megan Forbes, 2005 9.44 Jamie Roberts, 1998 *converted from 55m distance

500m indoors Shontya’ Bready, 2000 Tamarra Stewart, 1994 Erica Bates, 1993 Tiffany Hall, 2005 Lynsie Battle, 2002 Zakiya Haley, 1997 Robin Harlfinger, 1985 Maria Thomas, 2002 Ellen Holmes, 1984 C.J. Wilkerson, 1998

Shontya’ Bready

60m hurdles indoors

Leslie Anderson, 2008 Zakiya Haley, 1998 Shontya’ Bready, 1998 Tiffany Hall, 2005 Tamarra Stewart, 1997 Lynsie Battle, 2002 Rashonda Roberson, 2008 Rhonda Mason, 1984 Erica Bates, 1990 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1999

1:14.45 1:14.51 1:14.80 1:14.94 1:15.51 1:15.85 1:15.92 1:16.12 1:16.35 1:16.47

Marie Abbott

100m outdoors

C.J. Wilkerson

Jaime Roberts

11.64w Tanique Carter, 2009 11.72w Cathy Beck, 1990 11.94 Rhonda Mason, 1984 11.95 Marissa McDonald, 2010 11.96 Patricia Mebane, 1986 12.00w Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1999 12.14 Kaystyle Madden, 1992 12.15 Candace Nelms, 2007 12.28w Jessica Bernstein, 1999

Rhonda Mason

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top performances 200m outdoors

400m hurdles outdoors

23.69w Tanique Carter, 2008 & 2009 23.83w Rhonda Mason, 1984 24.20 Patricia Mebane, 1984 24.42 Tiombé Hurd, 1994 24.62 Cathy Beck, 1991 24.69 Leslie Anderson, 2007 24.78 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1999 24.91 Zakiya Haley, 1997 25.17 Rashonda Roberson, 2008

59.44 Suzi Shreckhise, 1983 59.82 Tiffany Hall, 2004 1:01.74 Carolyn Holgerson, 1988 1:02.23 LaVonne Ellerbe, 2006 1:02.98 C.J. Wilkerson, 1999 1:02.99 Lori Gauer, 2002 1:03.96 Christine Nicewonger, 2007 1:04.33 Marisa Biggins, 2007 1:06.00 Kendall Childress, 1997 1:06.31 Melanie Bryant, 2001

400m outdoors 54.96 55.21 55.26 55.34 55.64 55.72 55.95 55.99 56.73 56.88

Leslie Anderson, 2008 Erica Bates, 1991 Zakiya Haley, 1998 Rhonda Mason, 1983 Tiffany Hall, 2004 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1999 Shontya’ Bready, 2000 Rashonda Roberson, 2008 Tamarra Stewart, 1997 Maria Thomas, 2001

Jessica Bernstein

100m hurdles outdoors 13.75 Davida Walker, 1992 13.99 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 14.14 Sharnet Rowlan, 1985 14.32w Seun Augustus, 1999 14.49 Marisa Biggins, 2007 14.64 Danyelle Kent-Robinson, 2010 14.73 Tiffany Hall, 2002 14.77 Danna Frink, 2007 14.80 Christine Nicewonger, 2007 14.86 Jennifer Monk, 2010

Patricia Mebane

Princess Hicks

Melanie Bryant Lynsie Battle

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top performances Middle Distance & Distance 800m indoors

3,000m indoors

2:08.11 2:09.51 2:10.42 2:10.82 2:10.84 2:11.79 2:13.31 2:13.31 2:14.24 2:14.44

9:24.87 9:30.85 9:35.57 9:40.10 9:43.43 9:44.66 9:44.83 9:45.68 9:47.82 9:48.30 9:49.03 9:49.46

Diana Gillam, 1996 Keisha Banks, 2001 Sarah Burkett, 1999 Sara Carpenter, 1998 Samantha Bates, 1997 Juli Speights, 1991 Alisha Lewis, 2002 Sarah Matthes, 1998 Suzi Shreckhise, 1982 Ellen Holmes, 1985

1,000m indoors 2:50.90 2:51.71 2:52.31 2:52.32 2:52.72 2:53.09 2:53.21 2:53.44 2:54.11 2:54.18

Keisha Banks, 1999 Alison Parris, 2010 Suzie Hutchins, 2001 Sarah Burkett, 2001 Anne Reiner, 2010 Jackie Lynch, 1992 Sarah Matthes, 1998 Diana Gillam, 1996 Samantha Bates, 1994 Catherine Seguin, 2004

Bethany Eigel, 1998 Shannon Saunders, 2005 Alison Parris, 2010 Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Patricia Ritter, 1992 Cindy Dunham, 2002 Jennifer Lapetoda, 2004 Stacey Nobles, 2010 Tracey Livengood, 1998 Dena Spickard, 2007 Lauren Burawski, 2002 Bridget Quenzer, 2001

5,000m indoors Sarah Matthes

Mile indoors 4:40.50 Samantha Bates, 1997 4:47.90 Keisha Banks, 2000 4:48.17 Juli Speights, 1992 4:51.65* Cindy Slagle, 1983 4:53.02 Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 4:53.31 Sarah Burkett, 1999 4:53.58 Alison Parris, 2010 4:56.37 Jackie Lynch, 1992 4:57.44 Diana Gillam, 1996 4:57.76 Nelly Anderson, 2005 *converted from 1,500m distance

16:22.64 16:40.30 16:50.19 16:52.23 16:56.09 16:57.40 16:57.43 16:59.06 17:05.04 17:07.87

Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Tracey Livengood, 1998 Shannon Saunders, 2005 Heather Hanscom, 2001 Bethany Eigel, 1998 Lauren Burawski, 2002 Bridget Quenzer, 1998 Cindy Dunham, 2002 Barb Sabitus, 1980 Jennifer Lapetoda, 2004

800m outdoors

Jackie Lynch

2:07.98 2:08.97 2:10.56 2:10.58 2:10.58 2:11.07 2:11.33 2:11.82 2:11.94 2:12.18

Keisha Banks, 1999 Juli Speights, 1991 Ellen Holmes, 1985 Alison Parris, 2009 Samantha Bates, 1997 Erica Bates, 1993 Alisha Lewis, 2000 Diana Gillam, 1996 Sara Carpenter, 1998 Kiersten Murray, 1994

1,500m outdoors 4:17.82 4:18.81 4:20.53 4:25.33 4:25.69 4:27.29 4:27.32 4:27.41 4:29.94 4:31.10

Samantha Bates, 1997 Diana Gillam, 1996 Juli Speights, 1992 Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Keisha Banks, 1999 Bethany Eigel, 1997 Sarah Burkett, 1999 Sara Carpenter, 1998 Jackie Lynch, 1992 Cindy Slagle, 1982

Ellen Holmes Aspen Forster

Jennifer Lapetoda

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top performances 10,000m outdoors

Amy Taylor

33:54.56 34:18.45 34:31.54 34:48.64 35:07.14 35:12.61 35:13.06 35:16.94 36:17.96 36:33.45

Shannon Saunders, 2005 Lauren Burawski, 2002 Barb Sabitus, 1980 Heather Hanscom, 2001 Stephanie Herbert, 1992 Jennifer Lapetoda, 2004 Bridget Quenzer, 2001 Tracey Livengood, 1998 Cristi Ferran, 1995 Kelly Baker, 2002

5k cross country

Alisha Lewis

Jenae Strader

3,000m outdoors 9:24.08 9:27.80 9:37.29 9:41.76 9:45.12 9:45.59 9:46.06 9:47.50 9:48.34 9:48.59

17:08.1 17:10.0 17:20.2 17:24.0 17:26.0 17:27.4 17:33.3 17:35.0 17:37.0 17:38.0

6k cross country 20:15.0 20:17.0 20:29:3 20:49.0 20:55.0 21:04.9 21:06.8 21:12.4 21:18.9 21:22.0

Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Bethany Eigel, 2000 Samantha Bates, 1997 Diana Gillam, 1996 Lauren Burawski, 2002 Juli Speights, 1991 Keisha Banks, 2000 Shannon Saunders, 2004 Bridget Quenzer, 2001 Amy Taylor, 1993

Heather Hanscom, 1999 Bethany Eigel, 1996 Jennifer Lapetoda, 2002 Chanley Bregman, 1981 Samantha Bates, 1996 Alison Parris, 2010 Juli Speights, 1991 Jenae Strader, 1997 Stacey Nobles, 2009 Amy Taylor, 1992

Suzie Hutchins

Alison Parris, 2010 Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Shannon Saunders, 2004 Stacey Nobles, 2010 Katie Harman, 2010 Dena Spickard, 2006 Nelly Anderson, 2005 Cindy Dunham, 2001 Michelle Smith, 2000 Katie Gorman, 2010

3,000m steeplechase outdoors 9:56.07 10:18.97 10:45.95 10:47.85 11:02.18 11:27.47

Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Nelly Anderson, 2006 Cindy Dunham, 2001 Aspen Foster, 2009 Kelly Jemison, 2010 Sarah Burkett, 2002

5,000m outdoors 16:03.97 16:17.31 16:38.74 16:47.26 16:55.01 16:59.10 17:04.27 17:07.43 17:11.83 17:12.54

Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Bethany Eigel, 1997 Shannon Saunders, 2006 Lauren Burawski, 2002 Bridget Quenzer, 1998 Tracey Livengood, 1998 Cindy Dunham, 2003 Suzie Hutchins, 2002 Jennifer Lapetoda, 2002 Heather Hanscom, 2000

Lauren Burawski

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top performances Relays

Katrina Allen

Marisa Biggins

Sarah Kirtland

Lesa Diggs Nicole Deskins

1,600m relay indoors

400m relay outdoors

3:47.69 3:48.61 3:48.75 3:49.35 3:49.50 3:49.81 3:50.48 3:50.72 3:50.81 3:50.84

46.13 46.33 46.78 46.84 46.85 46.86 46.86 46.87 46.88 47.02

Hall, Bryant, Battle, Chitty, 2003 L. Anderson, Carter, McGowan, Roberson, 2008 Bready, Haley, Saint Cyr, Stewart, 1997 Kirtland, Bryant, Hall, Battle, 2004 L. Anderson, Biggins, Roberson, Lott, 2008 Bready, Haley, Banks, Saint Cyr, 1998 Mason, DeVance, Ni. Deskins, Mebane, 1986 Bready, A. Lewis, Saint Cyr, Bernstein, 1999 J. Smith, Hinnant, McGowan, Maria McDonald, 2010 L. Anderson, Hinnant, Lott, McGowan, 2009

Nelms, Carter, Roberson, L. Anderson, 2008 Da. Walker, Hicks, DeBerry, Beck, 1990 Nelms, Tyree, Mayo, L. Anderson, 2007 Diggs, Mason, Mebane, Rowlan, 1984 Marissa McDonald, Poore, McAlpine, Hinnant, 2010 Da. Walker, Allen, Hill, Beck, 1991 DeVance, Mason, Ni. Deskins, Mebane, 1986 Bernstein, Saint Cyr, DeGennaro, Augustus, 1999 Haley, Saint Cyr, Abbott, Stewart, 1997 Haley, Saint Cyr, Abbott, Augustus, 1998

3,200m relay indoors

800m relay outdoors

8:56.61 9:00.30 9:01.47 9:03.45 9:05.61 9:07.02 9:07.61 9:07.92 9:08.33 9:09.84

1:38.72 1:38.92 1:39.50 1:39.98 1:40.21 1:40.28 1:40.32 1:40.41 1:40.53 1:40.63

Banks, W. Thomas, Burkett, A. Lewis, 2001 S. Bates, Powers, Torreele, Hanscom, 1998 Burkett, M. Thomas, Donohue, A. Lewis, 1999 Banks, A. Lewis, W. Thomas, Burkett, 2000 Burkett, A. Lewis, Bready, Banks, 2000 W. Thomas, A. Lewis, Burkett, Dunham, 2002 Lambert, Reiner, Jemison, Parris, 2010 W. Thomas, A. Lewis, Donohue, M. Thomas, 1999 A. Lewis, Bready, M. Thomas, Burkett, 2000 Powers, Carpenter, Matthes, Murray, 1996

Distance medley relay (4,000 meters) indoors 11:22.06 11:24.55 11:25.73 11:28.50 11:29.31 11:30.34 11:34.55 11:41.09 11:44.70 11:45.34

Burkett, M. Thomas, A. Lewis, Banks, 2001 Eigel, Stewart, Powers, S. Bates, 1997 S. Bates, Stewart, Carpenter, Eigel, 1997 Burkett, Bready, A. Lewis, Banks, 1999 A. Lewis, Dunham, Battle, Burkett, 2002 Powers, Haley, S. Bates, Gillam, 1996 Carpenter, Haley, Banks, Eigel., 1998 Burkett, Bready, Carpenter, Banks, 1999 Burkett, Battle, A. Lewis, Dunham, 2002 Carpenter, Haley, S. Bates, Gillam, 1996

Lott, Carter, McAlpine, L. Anderson, 2009 Biggins, Carter, Roberson, L. Anderson, 2008 Nelms, Roberson, L. Anderson, Lott, 2008 Mayo, Kirtland, Hall, Bryant, 2004 Da. Walker, Hill, Hurd, Allen, 1992 DeVance, Ni. Deskins, De. Walker, Mason, 1986 Lott, Biggins, Tyree, L. Anderson, 2006 Hall, Chitty, Bryant, Clarke, 2003 Biggins, Tyree, Roberson, L. Anderson, 2007 Hicks, Da. Walker, E. Bates, Beck, 1990

1,600m relay outdoors 3:41.98 3:44.66 3:45.04 3:45.09 3:45.24 3:45.56 3:45.76 3:46.05 3:46.07 3:46.33

Haley, Saint Cyr, Stewart, Bready, 1997 Bready, Saint Cyr, M. Thomas, Wilkerson, 1999 Mason, DeVance, Ni. Deskins, Mebane, 1986 Haley, Roberts, Saint Cyr, Wilkerson, 1998 Bready, Haley, Roberts, Saint Cyr, 1998 Roberson, McGowan, L. Anderson, Lott, 2008 Mason, DeVance, Ni.Deskins, Mebane, 1986 M. Thomas, Battle, Bryan, Hall, 2001 Hall, Chitty, Bryant, Kirtland, 2003 Clarke, Bryant, Battle, Hall, 2001

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top performances Sprint medley relay (1,600 meters) outdoors

Distance medley relay (4,000 meters) outdoors

3:58.93 3:59.20 3:59.34 3:59.79 4:01.06 4:03.81 4:04.34 4:04.75 4:05.84 4:06.33

11:18.51 11:20.51 11:20.90 11:24.40 11:27.66 11:31.29 11:37.81 11:38.82 11:38.94 11:44.67

Augustus, Moore, Bready, Banks, 2000 Haley, Saint Cyr, Bready, Burkett, 1998 Allen, Hill, E. Bates, Speights, 1992 Haley, Saint Cyr, Bready, Stewart, 1997 Haley, Hurd, Stewart, E. Bates, 1995 Augustus, Moore, Bready, A. Lewis, 2000 Haley, Saint Cyr, Wilkerson, Bready, 1998 Hall, Chitty, Bryant, M. Thomas, 2002 Hurd, Joyner, Hill, Baumgartner, 1994 Bryant, Clarke, M. Thomas, W. Thomas, 2001

S. Bates, Stewart, Powers, Eigel, 1997 Banks, Bready, W. Thomas, Eigel, 2000 S. Bates, Haley, Carpenter, Eigel, 1998 Gillam, Haley, Carpenter, S. Bates, 1996 Carpenter, Saint Cyr, Burkett, Banks, 1999 Speights, E. Bates, J. Lynch, Ritter, 1992 Banks, A. Lewis, M. Thomas, Eigel, 2000 Carpenter, Haley, S. Bates, Eigel, 1997 Banks, M. Thomas, A. Lewis, Hutchins, 2001 Gillam, Haley, Matthes, S. Bates, 1996

3,200m relay outdoors

6,000m relay outdoors

8:47.28 8:47.34 8:49.75 8:49.97 8:52.14 8:55.47 8:57.61 8:58.03 8:59.25 9:00.02

18:15.03 18:29.43 18:30.12 18:42.59 18:45.08 18:45.58 19:03.66 19:07.76 19:07.77 19:10.45

S. Bates, Banks, Bready, Burkett, 1998 A. Lewis, Banks, W. Thomas, Burkett, 2001 W. Thomas, Burkett, Gauer, A. Lewis, 2002 Banks, Carpenter, S. Bates, Matthes, 1998 Banks, M. Thomas, A. Lewis, Burkett, 1999 Harman, Reiner, Lambert, Wilhelm, 2010 S. Bates, Eigel, Powers, Stewart, 1997 Matthes, Bready, Powers, Burkett, 1998 Burkett, W. Thomas, A. Lewis, Hutchins, 2001 Carpenter, Eigel, Powers, S. Bates, 1997

J. Lynch, Speights, Ritter, Taylor, 1992 Lapetoda, DeFrancesco, Hutchins, Burkett, 2002 Strader, Eigel, Hanscom, S. Bates, 1997 DeFrancesco, Burkett, Hutchins, A. Lewis, 2002 Carpenter, Banks, Matthes, Torreele, 1998 Burkett, DeFrancesco, A. Lewis, Hutchins, 2001 Donohue, Burkett, Quenzer, Carpenter, 1999 Harman, Gorman, Propst, Nobles, 2010 Jemison, Foster, Parris, Hagadone, 2009 Colombo, Parris, Presley, Jemison, 2008

Felicia DeBerry Rashonda Roberson Michelle Tyree Cristel Clarke

Kendall Childress

Fatima Joyner

Shehara Chitty

Candace Nelms

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Renee Lott


top performances Field Events & Multi-Events Shot put indoors

Pole vault indoors

13.82m (45’4 1/4”) 13.00m (42’8”) 13.00m (42’8”) 12.99m (42’7 1/2”) 12.54m (41’11 1/4”) 12.52m (41’1”)

3.67m (12’0 1/2”) 3.65m (12’0”) 3.49m (11’5 1/4”) 3.40m (11’1 8/10”) 3.22m (10’6 3/4”) 3.10m (10’2”)

Jessica Wade, 2010 Rebecca Eisenhauer, 2008 Denise Klugh, 1985 Susan Ferrel, 1993 Shauntae Douglas, 1988 Jennifer Marinacci, 2007

Alicia LaRoche, 2007 Brittany Yates, 2006 Erin Harrison, 2009 Sydney Binney, 2005 Lori Jackson, 2007 Katherine Sigler, 2003

Weight throw indoors

Long jump indoors

16.63m (54’6 3/4”) 15.69m (51’5 3/4”) 15.04m (49’4 1/4”) 13.63m (44’8 3/4”) 13.58m (44’6 3/4”) 13.23m (43’5”) 12.76m (41’10 1/2”) 12.60m (41’4”) 12.58m (41’3 1/4”) 12.53m (41’1 1/2”)

6.19m (20’3 3/4”) 5.91m (19’4 3/4”) 5.83m (19’1 1/2”) 5.82m (19’1 1/4”) 5.80m (19’0 1/2”) 5.79m (19’0”) 5.74m (18’10”) 5.70m (18’8 1/2”) 5.63m (18’5 1/2”) 5.62m (18’5 1/4”)

Rebecca Eisenhauer, 2008 Jessica Wade, 2008 Tracy Towne, 2004 Julie Nothnagel, 2002 Jennifer Marinacci, 2008 Alison Macdonald, 2007 Laurie Johnson, 1987 Judy Apostolico, 1985 Susan Ferrel, 1993 Jennifer Burkhart, 2006

Seun Augustus, 2000 Adrienne Mayo, 2006 Marissa McDonald, 2010 Tiombé Hurd, 1995 Janai Hill, 1992 Char Lewis, 2002 Lesa Diggs, 1982 Candace Nelms, 2005 Sharnet Rowlan, 1983 Davida Walker, 1989

High jump indoors

Triple jump indoors

1.75m (5’8 3/4”) 1.69m (5’6 1/2”) 1.68m (5’6”) 1.68m (5’6”) 1.65m (5’5”) 1.63m (5’4 1/4”) 1.62m (5’4”) 1.62m (5’4”) 1.60m (5’3”) 1.60m (5’3”) 1.59m (5’2 1/2”) 1.59m (5’2 1/2”)

13.03m (42’9”) Tiombé Hurd, 1995 12.19m (40’0”) Lashaunda Jefferson, 2003 12.13m (39’9 1/2”) Adrienne Mayo, 2005 12.01m (39’5”) Jaclyn Smith, 2010 11.91m (39’1”) Candace Nelms, 2008 11.80m (38’8 1/2”) Christine Nicewonger, 2008 11.72m (38’5 1/2”) Char Lewis, 2002 11.61m (38’1 1/4”) Katrina Allen, 1993 11.51m (37’9”) Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 11.27m (36’11 3/4”) Kristina Kline, 2009 11.27m (36’11 3/4”) Erin Lynch, 1999

Jessica O’Brien, 2007 Carol Vogt, 1983 Traci Towne Christine Nicewonger, 2008 Danielle Legendre, 1987 Brittany Williams, 2003 Seun Augustus, 1997 Gina Progar, 1985 Sylvia Mall, 1982 Jasmine Craighead, 2009, 2010 Marlena Daly, 2010 Kari Bonomo, 1996 Lessley Mader, 1996

Kristina Kline

Denise Klugh Brittany Yates Lori Gauer

Kaitlyn Guerriere

Jennifer Marinacci

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top performances Pentathlon indoors 3,566 3,488 3,266 3,092 2,900 2,868

Christine Nicewonger, 2008 Seun Augustus, 1999 Karrie Shelton, 1997 Jen Monk, 2011 Jessica Nauta, 2008 Amy Remmer, 2008

Discus outdoors 43.94m (144’2”) 41.88m (137’5”) 41.70M (136’10”) 41.64m (136’7”) 39.94m (131’0”) 39.70m (130’3”) 39.69m (130’2”) 35.18m (115’5”) 34.26m (112’5”) 32.98m (108’2”)

Jennifer Marinacci, 2008 Denise Klugh, 1985 Christianna Moss, 2010 Susan Ferrel, 1992 Rebecca Eisenhauer, 2007 Stephanie Milstead, 1982 Jessica Wade, 2007 Julie Nothnagel, 2001 Jennifer Burkhart, 2005 Alison Macdonald, 2007

Char Lewis

Pole vault outdoors 3.80m (12’5 1/2”) 3.50m (11’5 3/4”) 3.36m (11’0”) 3.35m (10’11 3/4”) 3.20m (10’6”) 3.20m (10’6”)

Hammer outdoors 46.84m (153’8”) 46.30m (151’11”) 43.34m (142’2”) 42.29m (138’9”) 42.14m (138’3 1/2”) 41.80m (137’2”) 40.88m (134’1”) 40.78m (133’9”) 39.70m (130’3”) 37.34m (122’6”)

Jennifer Marinacci, 2008 Rebecca Eisenhauer 2008 Jessica Wade, 2008 Alison Macdonald, 2007 Susan Ferrel, 1993 Julie Nothnagel, 2002 Tracy Towne, 2004 Laurie Johnson, 1988 Judy Apostolico, 1986 Jennifer Burkhart, 2005

Denise Klugh, 1985 Beth Lippard, 1983

Shot put outdoors 14.93m (48’11 3/4”) 13.05m (42’9 3/4”) 12.49m (40’11 3/4”) 12.42m (40’9”) 12.38m (40’7 1/2”) 12.24m (40’2”) 12.04m (39’6”)

Jennifer Burkhart

Jessica Wade, 2007 Rebecca Eisenhauer, 2008 Susan Ferrel, 1993 Denise Klugh, 1983 Sarah Simon, 1985 Donna Firebaugh, 1986 Maureen Jackson, 1996

6.42m (21’0 3/4”) 6.05m (19’10 1/2”) 5.91m (19’4 3/3”) 5.90m (19’4 1/4”) 5.88m (19’3 1/2”) 5.86m (19’2 3/4”) 5.83m (19’1 1/2”) 5.80m (19’0 1/2”) 5.79m (19’0”) 5.76m (18’11”)

Danielle Legendre, 1990 Danyelle Kent-Robinson,

Seun Augustus, 2000 Janai Hill, 1992 Marissa McDonald, 2010 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 Adrienne Mayo, 2004 Tiombé Hurd, 1995 Leslie Anderson, 2008 Lesa Diggs, 1982 Char Lewis, 2001 Cait Fiocchi, 2006

Triple jump outdoors 13.52m (44’4 1/4”) 12.44m (40’9 3/4”) 12.31m (40’4 3/4”) 12.26m (40’2 3/4”) 12.04m (39’6”) 12.03m (39’5 3/4”) 11.79m (38’8 1/4”) 11.76m (38’7”) 11.70m (38’4 3/4”) 11.61m (38’1 1/4”)

High jump outdoors 1.74m (5’8 1/2”) 1.70m (5’7”) 2010 1.70m (5’7”) 1.68m (5’6”) 1.66m (5’5 1/2”) 1.65m (5’5”) 1.65m (5’5”)

Brittany Yates, 2006 Alicia LaRoche, 2007 Sydney Binney, 2004 Erin Harrison, 2009, 2010 Lori Jackson, 2007 Katherine Sigler, 2004

Long jump outdoors

Javelin outdoors 46.84m (153’8”) 44.22m (145’1”)

Alison Macdonald

Tiombé Hurd, 1995 Adrienne Mayo, 2005 Lashaunda Jefferson, 2004 Char Lewis, 2002 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 Christine Nicewonger, 2007 Jaclyn Smith, 2009 Katrina Allen, 1991 Kristina Kline, 2009 Erin Lynch, 1999

Heptathlon outdoors

Sylvia Mall, 1981 Gina Progar, 1984 Susan Broaddus, 1979 Ryan Olexson, 2009 Brittany Williams, 2003

Janai Hill

4,784 4,586 4,447 4,349 4,264 4,181 4,135 3,960 3,929 3,865

Christine Nicewonger, 2008 Karrie Shelton, 1998 Lesa Diggs, 1983 Seun Augustus, 1999 Jennifer Monk, 2010 Jessica Nauta 2007 Suzanne Faulkner, 1982 Mary Kate Semmes 1982 Lori Gauer, 2002 Dana Marbain, 1983

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this is jmu JMU’s beautiful campus includes 111 major buildings on 712 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 18,400 students may choose from 108 degree programs in seven colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Integrated Science and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Graduate School. JMU’s academic program combines the liberal arts tradition with preparation for technology in a rapidly changing world. All students receive a strong foundation of knowledge through a rigorous general education program. • Female/Male Ratio: 61/39 • Student/Professor Ratio: 16/1 • Average Class Size: 29

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harrisonburg, va. A Great College Town Harrisonburg is convenient to the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., and Richmond while providing JMU students the comforts of the picturesque setting of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The city offers something for everyone. From downtown shopping and restaurants, to nearby national parks and forests, it provides JMU students the opportunity to sample many aspects of life. Harrisonburg offers a learning environment that is very unique in today’s hightech, educational world.

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plecker center Robert & Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center • A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flatscreen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • JMU’s athletic hall of fame

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academic advising • Located in the Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Computer lab with more than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • Student-athlete lounge

Tiffany Hall Team Academic Advisor

Scott Arbogast Team Academic Advisor

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strength&conditioning • Developing athleticism and sports performance • Seven training facilities encompassing more than 17,000 square feet • Staff includes five full time professionals with certifications as strength and conditioning specialists

Greg Werner Head Coach/Director of JMU Strength & Conditioning Austin Peay ‘91

Lee Rowland Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Iowa State ‘05

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sports medicine • Multi-skilled professionals use current research, educational knowledge, and state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide a comprehensive and progressive approach to assure the holistic well-being of student-athletes • Staff includes 20 boardcertified and licensed athletic trainers • Team physicians include Dr. Kent Diduch (board-certified in family practice physician) and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Miller, a nationally renowned fellowshiptrained orthopedist from the University of Virginia • Local chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, and orthotists are available to assist in the health care needs of student-athletes

Nell Morgan Team Athletic Trainer

Tom Kuster, ATC Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine James Madison ‘95

Dr. Kent Diduch Team Physician

Dr. Mark Miller Team Orthopedic Surgeon

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information Home Field & Capacity/Surface: JMU Track & Field Complex (seating capacity 1,000) New Market Battlefield (cross country) Office Location: Bridgeforth Stadium B108, 109, 110 Fax: (540) 568-3901 E-mail: w-track@jmu.edu or w-cross country@jmu.edu Mailing Address: Cross Country/Track and Field James Madison University 261 Bluestone Drive MSC 2301 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 Head Coach (vertical jumps, hurdles, field and combined events) Ta’ Frias, (540) 568-6544 friastb@jmu.edu Head Cross Country/Asst.Track & Field Coach (sprints, relays, horizontal jumps) Dave Rinker, (540) 568-3354 rinkerld@jmu.edu Director of Track & Field and Cross Country (sprints, hurdles, horizontal jumps): Bill Walton, (540) 568-3935 waltonwd@jmu.edu Administrative Assistant Cassidy Merica, (540) 568-6692 Strength & Conditioning Coaches Lee Rowland

Directions & Maps

A map of the JMU campus (including a PDF printable map) is available at www.jmu.edu/ map. For directions visit JMUSports.com and click on Facilities.

Schedule Cross Country Sept. 11 Oct. 1 Oct. 16 Oct. 16 Oct. 30 Nov. 5 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Feb. 5

JMU Open Cross Country Invitational Paul Short Run Tribe Open Pre-National Invitational CAA Cross Country Championships Cavalier Open NCAA Regional ECAC Championships USA Championships

1st (5 teams) 3rd (41 teams, Gold Race) No team scoring 20th (40 teams) 1st (10 teams) No team scoring 5th (37 teams) 1st (12 teams) San Diego, Calif.

Track and Field Dec. 3-4 Jan. 15 Jan. 21-22 Jan. 28-29 Feb. 5 Feb. 11 Feb. 12 Feb. 18-19 Feb. 25 Mar. 5-6 Mar. 11-12 Mar. 18-19 Apr. 1-2 Apr. 9 Apr. 14-16 Apr. 16 Apr. 23 Apr. 28-30 May 6-7 May 13-15 May 27-28 June 9-11 June 22-25

Liberty Kickoff Navy Invitational Virginia Tech Invitational Liberty Open Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup Liberty Quad Valentine Invitational Virginia Tech Challenge Armory Challenge ECAC Indoor Championships NCAA Indoor Championships Wake Forest Open Colonial Relays Mason Spring Invitational Mt. SAC VCU Invitational James Madison Invitational Penn Relays CAA Track and Field Championships ECAC Outdoor Championships NCAA Outdoor Preliminary Round NCAA Outdoor Championships USA Championships

Lynchburg, Va. Annapolis, Md. Blacksburg, Va. Lynchburg, Va. State College, Pa. Lynchburg, Va. Boston, Mass. Blacksburg, Va. New York, N.Y. Boston, Mass. College Station, Tex. Winston-Salem, N.C. Williamsburg, Va. Fairfax, Va. Walnut, Calif. Richmond, Va. Harrisonburg, Va. Philadelphia, Pa. Richmond, Va. Princeton, N.J. Bloomington, Ind. Des Moines, Iowa Eugene, Ore.

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Template Design: Grant Hawkins Design, McKinney, Texas Design: Teresa Craig Photography: Cathy Kushner, Diane Elliott, David Lonnquest, Tommy Thompson, and others

Who’s Who in JMU Athletics

Jeff Bourne

Geoff Polglase

Casey Carter

Athletics Director

Deputy Athletics Director

Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Shelia Moorman Associate AD, Senior Woman Administrator

Kevin White Associate AD, Sports Programs

David Biancamano

Mike Carpenter

Assistant AD, Athletic Development

Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

Tom Kuster

John Martin

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications

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