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coaching staff Dave Rinker Head Cross Country Coach Assistant Track & Field Coach Coaching Specialty: Distance, middle distance

• 15th year at JMU • 30th 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) • Seven CAA team championships (women: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2011; men: 1999) • ECAC (2001, 2010, 2012) 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, 2011) • NJCAA national men’s (1987, 1990) • NJCAA national men’s outdoor track and field (1999)

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coaching staff Bill Walton Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Coaching Specialty: Sprints, horizontal jumps

• 33rd 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 & Field/Cross Country Committee (2010-14) • Chair of NCAA Cross Country Committee for NCAA Division I Championships (2010-11)

2013 Cross Country Team Bottom Row (l to r): Erin Lopresti, Carrie Payne, Kelsey Seymour, Julie Strange Second Row (l to r): Lillie Brown, Caroline Morris, Kelsey Langton, Tessa Mundell, Emily Cole, Jenna Flickinger, Rachel Hagen, Leidy Arias Bernal, Meghan Malloy Top Row (l to r): Allison Huschke, Tiel Westbrook, Kathleen Stewart, Morgan Sheaffer, Kristen Landry, Laura Dobbs, Katie Brendli, Carol Strock, Maria Snyder

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2013 dukes

Erin Lopresti SR, Cranberry Township, Pa. (Seneca Valley) Major: health sciences

• 18th-place finish at the JMU Open Invitational • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

Carrie Payne SR, Annandale, Va. (W.T. Woodson) Major: international affairs

• 53rd-place finish at the George Mason Invitational • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

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2013 dukes

Kelsey Seymour SR, Ebensburg, Pa. (Governor Mifflin) Major: communication science and disorders • 17th-place finish at the William & Mary Open • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient • JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete

Julie Strange SR, Leesburg, Va. (Loudoun County) Major: IDLS Minor: elementary education • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient • JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete

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2013 dukes

Rachel Hagen JR, Sterling, Va. (Potomac Falls) Major: nursing • Sixth-place finish at VMI Invitational • 23rd-place finish at the 2012 CAA Championships • Dean’s List

Kristen Landry Jr., Boonton Township, N.J. (Mountain Lakes) Communications major • Ninth-place finish at the JMU Open Invitational • 13th-place finish at the 2012 CAA Championships • 19th-place finish at the 2012 ECAC Championships

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2013 dukes

Kelsey Langton Jr., Hamilton Square, N.J. (Notre Dame H.S.) Nursing and health sciences major • Eighth-place finish at the VMI Invitational • 12th-place finish at the JMU Open Invitational • 25th-place finish at the 2012 ECAC Championships

Morgan Sheaffer Jr., New Bloomfield, Pa. (West Perry) Nursing major • 20th-place finish at the JMU Open Invitational • Dean’s List • JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete

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2013 dukes

Tiel Westbrook Jr., Mechanicsville, Va. (Lee-Davis) Kinesiology major • Seventh-place finish at the VMI Invitational • Eighth-place finish at the JMU Open Invitational • President’s List

Emily Cole

So., Stafford, Va. (North Stafford) Nursing major • 17th-place finish at the VMI Invitational • 21st-place finish at the JMU Open Invitational

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2013 dukes Laura Dobbs So., Glen Allen, Va. (Deep Run) Accounting major • 14th-place finish at the VMI Invitational • 34th-place finish at the JMU Open Invitational • Dean’s List

Jenna Flickinger So., Hummelstown, Pa. (Lower Dauphin) Undecided major • All-CAA following an 11th-place finish at the 2012 CAA Championships • Sixth-place finish at the JMU Open Invitational • President’s List

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2013 dukes

Caroline Morris So., Fredericksburg, Md. (James Monroe) Political science major

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • Dean’s List • Placed fourth in the Battlefield District as a high school senior

Kathleen Stewart So., Holland, Pa. (Council Rock South) Communication sciences and disorders major • Ninth-place finish at the VMI Invitational • 13th-place finish at the JMU Open Invitational • President’s List

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2013 dukes

Katie Brendli

So., Midlothian, Va. (Midlothian) IDLS major with a special education minor

• Led the Trojans to Virginia’s state title in 2011 • Competed at the 2011 Nike Southeast Regional meet as a senior • Three-time Scholar-Athlete Award recipient

Lillie Brown

Fr., Boiling Springs, Pa. (Boiling Springs) Elementary education major with a psychology minor • Two-time District 3 champion (2010, 2011) • Patriot News All-Star as a freshman and sophomore • National Art Honor Society

Allison Huschke Fr., Charlottesville, Va. (Albemarle) Kinesiology major • 2012 Central Virginia Runner of the Year • 2012 Commonwealth District champion • National Honor Society

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2013 dukes

Meghan Malloy Fr., Haddonfield, N.J. (Haddonfield Memorial) English major • 2012 South Jersey Runner of the Year • 2012 Colonial Conference champion and Runner of the Year • National Honor Society

Tessa Mundell Fr., Mohnton, Pa. (Governor Mifflin) Kinesiology major

• Three-time Berks County champion and Athlete of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012) • Top-five finishes four years in a row at the PIAA championships • National Honor Society

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2013 dukes

Maria Snyder

Fr., Woodbury, Pa. (Northern Bedford County) Special education major

• District V Champion as a junior and senior • Inter-County Conference champion as a junior and senior • Varsity tennis player (District V Singles Champion in 2012 and 2013)

Carol Strock

Fr., Mechanicsburg, Pa. (Cumberland Valley) Nursing major

• 2012 All-State Team honoree • 2012 All-Northeast team honoree • Team captain as a senior, helping lead the Eagles to the District III title

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hall of fame

LeAnn BuntrocK

Cindy Slagle

• All-America Cross Country 1981 • First JMU female cross country runner to earn All-America honors • AIAW National Cross Country Championships – 24th-place in 1981 • All-AIAW Region II cross country – ninth-place in 1981

• All-America 1,500-meter 1982 • AIAW Outdoor National Championships, 1981 and 1982 (sixth in 1,500-meter; 3,000-meter qualifier; 3,200-meter relay competitor) • Virginia AIAW champion in 1,500-meter in 1981 and 1982 • Virginia AIAW champion in 3,200-meter relay in 1982

Class of 1983

Class of 1984

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Juli Henner Class of 1992

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

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

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all-americans Mollie DeFrancesco Bethany Eigel Class of 2003

Class of 2000

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

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

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ecac champions Cindy Dunham

Katie Harman

Class of 2004

Class of 2013 ECAC Champion: cross country (2011)

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

• All-NCAA Southeast Region cross country (2011, 2012) • CAA cross country Champion (2011) • All-CAA cross country (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) • CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year honoree for cross country (2011) • JMU Female Athlete of the Year (2011-12)

Katie Gorman Class of 2011

ECAC Champion: cross country (2012) • All-CAA cross country (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) • CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year honoree for cross country (2012)

Alison Parris Class of 2011

ECAC Champion: cross country (2010) • CAA Cross Country Athlete of the Year (2010) • CAA cross country individual champion (2010) • CAA track & field champion: 5,000-meter (2011) • NCAA cross country qualifier: 71st (2009) • All-CAA cross country (2008, 2009, 2010)

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caa champions Mollie DeFrancesco

Cross Country: 2001, 2002 3,000-meter steeplechase: 2001, 2002

Heather Hanscom

Cross Country: 2001, 2002 3,000-meter steeplechase: 2001, 2002

Alison Parris

Cross Country: 2010

Shannon Saunders

Cross Country: 2004, 2005 5,000-meter: 2011, 2002

Dena Spickard

Cross Country: 2006 10,000-meter: 2005

Team cross country

1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2010, 2011

JMU Athletes Selected to the CAA Silver Anniversary Team

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

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top performances

5k Cross Country

6k Cross Country

17:08.1 17:10.0 17:15 17:20.2 17:24.0 17:26.0 17:27.4 17:33.3 17:35.0 17:37.0

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

Heather Hanscom (1999) Bethany Eigel (1996) Katie Harman (2011) Jennifer Lapetoda (2002) Chanley Bregman (1981) Samantha Bates (1996) Alison Parris (2010) Juli Henner (1991) Jenae Strader (1997) Stacey Nobles (2009)

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)

Shannon Saunders

Tracey Livengood Jennifer Lapetoda

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This is JMU This Is JMU JMU’s beautiful campus includes 148 buildings on 721 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 19,927 students may choose from 115 degree programs in eight colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Behavioral Studies, College of Integrated Science and Engineering, 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: 60/40 • Student/Professor Ratio: 16/1 • Average Class Size: 29

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This is JMU

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this is jmu • U.S. News & World Report in its 2011 America’s Best Colleges guidebook ranked JMU first in the South among public, master’s-level universities for the 17th straight year. • JMU is Virginia’s most-popular college or university, drawing applications from the greatest percentage of the state’s graduating high school seniors. • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2012 ranked JMU 28th nationally on its list of 100 best values in public colleges -- schools that offer a first-class education at a reasonable price. • Yahoo! Internet Life included JMU on its 2001 listing of “The Nation’s 100 Most Wired Universities,” listing JMU 53rd among larger institutions. • JMU was included in the 2002 edition of The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges with one author saying “JMU is almost too perfect to be believed.” • JMU has been described as “one of the best managed, most dynamic public universities in the nation” in The Guide to 101 of the Best Values in America’s Colleges and Universities. • Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine in 2013 ranked JMU’s College of Business 11th nationally among business schools at public universities and 29th among all universities. • JMU is among schools “that prove activism and community service are alive and well on campus,” says Mother Jones Magazine. • JMU’s exemplary programs for first-year students are “cornerstones of the University’s strong commitment to student learning and success,” says The Temple Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development. • JMU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 75 “Best Value” public universities in the 2012 Princeton Review “Best Value Colleges.” The list recognizes schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price.”

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harrisonburg, Va.

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 high-tech, educational world.

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plecker center

Robert & Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Named in honor of Robert & Frances Plecker • A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flat-screen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • Computer lab with more than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • JMU’s athletic hall of fame • Student-athlete lounge

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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 Casey Carter Associate Athletics Director for StudentAthlete Services James Madison ‘70

Jen Burkhart 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

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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 board-certified 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 fellowship-trained 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

Jessalyn Stone

Jackie Downer

Team Athletic Trainer

Team Athletic Trainer

Tom Kuster, ATC

Dr. Kent Diduch

Dr. Mark Miller

Team Physician

Team Orthopedic Surgeon

Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine James Madison ‘95

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Home Field: New Market Battlefield, New Market, Va. Mostly grass-some small gravel; long stretches, very open Office Location: Bridgeforth Stadium B108, 109, 110 Fax: (540) 568-3901 E-mail: w-cross Mailing Address: Cross Country James Madison University 261 Bluestone Drive MSC 2301 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 Head Coach Dave Rinker, (540) 568-3354 Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Bill Walton, (540) 568-3935 Administrative Assistant Pattie Smith, (540) 568-2999 Athletics Communications Devon Howard, (540) 568-3701

2013 Schedule AUG. 31 Sept. 21 Oct. 5 Oct. 18 Nov. 2 Nov. 15 Nov. 23

ALUMNI MEET Towson Invitational Paul Short Invitational Penn State National Invitational CAA Championships NCAA Southeast Regional Championships ECAC Championships NCAA Championships

Massanetta Springs, Va. Towson, Md. Bethlehem, Pa. University Park, Pa. Towson, Md. Charlottesville, Va. New York, N.Y. Terra Haute, Ind.

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Who’s Who in JMU Athletics

Jeff Bourne Athletics Director

Geoff Polglase Deputy Athletics Director

Casey Carter Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Brian Frerking Associate AD, Development

Jen Phillips

Kevin White

Associate AD, Compliance & Senior Woman Administrator

Associate AD, Sports Programs

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Mike Carpenter Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

Tom Kuster

John Martin

Ty Phillips

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications

Assistant AD, Facilities & Events

2013 James Madison Women's Cross Country Recruiting Guide  

2013 James Madison Women's Cross Country Recruiting Guide

2013 James Madison Women's Cross Country Recruiting Guide  

2013 James Madison Women's Cross Country Recruiting Guide