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coaching staff Ta’ Frias

Head Track & Field Coach Coaching Specialty: Field events, hurdles • Third year at JMU • 12th 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)

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coaching staff Dave Rinker

Head Cross Country Coach Assistant Track & Field Coach Coaching Specialty: Distance, middle distance • 13th year at JMU • 28th 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, horizontal jumps • 28th 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

Brenna Johnston

Aubrie McAlpine

Sr., Covesville, Va. (Monticello) Events: 100, 200, LJ Kinesiology (exercise science) major

Sr., Douglasville, Pa. (Daniel Boone) Events: 100, 200, 400 Justice studies major

• 2009 JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete

• 400m relay three-time ECAC qualifier (2009-11)

“The best part of competing for the JMU track & field team is being with such awesome girls. I love my team!”

• 800m relay JMU record (1:38.72) in 2009 “My favorite place to eat on campus is E-hall because I love buffets and weekend breakfast.”

Jaclyn Smith

Adrena May Sr., Chesapeake, Va. (Great Bridge) Event: Throws Communications major with criminal justice and French minors

Sr., Arlington, Va. (Yorktown) Events: 100, long jump, triple jump Social work major

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• 2011 JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete “The one thing I always take on track & field road trips is my shades.”

• Triple jump third (AllCAA) at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2011 • Triple jump 20th at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011 • 1,600m relay 21st at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011 “The weirdest nickname I have ever been given is Leggy Gazelle. It was given to me by my high school teammates because everyone always talked about how long my legs are and how ‘graceful’ I run.”

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athletes

Brittany Wilhelm

Jacki Ferrance

Sr., Stafford, Va. (Brooke Point) Event: Distance

Jr., Mechanicsville, Va. (Lee-Davis) Event: Distance

Mathematics (secondary education) major with a coaching minor

• Distance medley relay seventh (AllEast) at ECAC Indoor Championship in 2011

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award four timtme JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• 1,600m relay 21st at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011

“If I could have any super power it would be to read minds.”

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award six times • Three-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete “My favorite place to eat on campus is D-hall because we go there as a team after practice and eat a ton.”

Katie Gorman Jr., Lafayette Hill, Pa. (Plymouth-Whitemarsh) Event: Distance Kinesiology (Exercise science) major with a coaching minor

Jess Zozos Sr., Glenshaw, Pa. (Shaler) Event: Distance Kinesiology (exercise science) major with a biology minor

• Eighth (All-CAA) at CAA Cross Country Championship in 2009 and 2010 • 10,000m champion at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2011

• 12th (All-CAA) at CAA Cross Country Championship in 2010 • 10,000m 17th at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011 • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award six times • Three-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete “The best part of winning the CAA cross country championship was seeing the team so excited at our accomplishment.”

• 10,000m sixth (All-East) at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011 • 5,000m ninth at 2010 USA Junior National Championships • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award four times • Two-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete “My favorite memory from our journey to the NCAA regional meet was ‘Tiger,’ the hotel dog.”

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Katie Harman

athletes Jaime Lott

Jr., Clarksville, Md. (River Hill) Event: Distance

Jr., Fredericksburg, Va. (Courtland) Events: 200, 400

Health sciences (Occupational therapy) major

Health sciences (Health studies) major with a Pre-physician assistant minor

• Fifth (All-CAA) at CAA Cross Country Championship in 2010

• 1,600m relay four-time state champion at Courtland H.S.

• Ninth (All-CAA) at CAA Cross Country Championship in 2009

• 200m, 500m and long jump district champion at Courtland

• Distance medley relay seventh (All-East) at ECAC Indoor Championship in 2011

“The one thing I always take on track & field road trips snacks galore.”

• 1,500m 11th at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011 • 1,500m 45th at NCAA East Preliminary in 2011 • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award four times • Two-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete “The coolest place I have ever traveled to is Boston! So much shopping and it is a very nice and fun city.”

JaQuonna Lott Jr., Fredericksburg, Va. (Courtland) Events: 200, 400, 800 Justice studies major with a Sociology minor

Danyelle Kent-Robinson Jr., Bristow, Va. (Brentsville) Events: High jump, 100 hurdles Kinesiology major

• 55m and triple jump district champion at Courtland H.S. • Set state record in 1,600m relay at Courtland “The best part of competing for the JMU track and & field team is traveling to different meets and even seeing some of our high school teammates sometime.”

• High jump tied ninth at ECAC Indoor Championship in 2011 • 100m hurdles 23rd at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011 • High jump tied 10th at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2010 “My favorite place to eat on campus is E-hall because it’s so much food! Oh, and the omelets.”

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athletes

Maria McDonald

Jennifer Monk

Jr., Harrisburg, Pa. (Central Dauphin East) Events: 100, 200, 400

Jr., Bloomington, Ind. (Central Catholic) Events: hurdles, multi

Nursing (pediatrics) major

Mathematics (secondary education) major

• Pentathlon seventh (All-East) at ECAC Indoor Championship in 2011

• Distance medley relay seventh (All-East) at ECAC Indoor Championship in 2011

• Heptathlon third (All-CAA) at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2011

• 1,600m relay 21st at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011

• Heptathlon fifth (All-East) at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011

• 1,600m relay 11th at ECAC Indoor Championship in 2010

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award twice

• 1,600m relay 14th at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2010

• Two-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award

“The best non-track & field-related thing about JMU is that even though there are almost 20,000 students, you seem to always see someone you know.”

• Two-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete “My favorite place to eat on campus is Festival because I love the crepes.”

Marissa McDonald Jr., Harrisburg, Pa. (Central Dauphin East) Events: 100, 200, long jump Engineering major

• Long jump ninth at ECAC Indoor Championship in 2011

Christianna Moss Jr., Montpelier, Va. (Patrick Henry) Events: Throws Health science major

• Discus state champion at Patrick Henry H.S.

• 400m relay runner-up (All-CAA) at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2011

• Set school records in discus (140’ 9”) outdoor shot put (37’ 8”) and indoor shot put (35’ 8”)

• Long jump third (All-East) at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011

“If I could have any super power it would be to read minds like Edward from Twilight.”

• 400m relay fourth (All-East) at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011 • Long jump 30th at NCAA East Preliminary in 2011 • 100m third (All-CAA) at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2010 • Long jump runner-up (All-CAA) at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2010 “My favorite memory from JMU track & field road trips is going to Penn Relays, taking goofy pictures and embarrassing ourselves.”

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Stacey Nobles

athletes

Annie Reiner

Jr., Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes) Event: Distance

So., Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes) Event: Distance

IDLS major with an Elementary education minor

Sociology major with an Art minor

• Runner-up (All-CAA) at CAA Cross Country Championship in 2010

• 1,500m runner-up at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2011

• 5,000m third (All-CAA) at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2011

• 3,200m relay fourth (All-East) at ECAC outdoor Championship in 2010

• CAA Cross Country Rookie of the Year in 2009

• Distance medley relay ninth at ECAC Indoor Championship in 2010

• Fourth (All-CAA) at CAA Cross Country Championship in 2009

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award four times

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award four times

• Two-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• Two-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

“The best part of winning the CAA cross country championship was coming together as a team.”

“The coolest place I have ever traveled to is Harry Potter World!”

Gabrielle Poore Jr., Wyomissing, Pa.(Wilson) Events: 100, 200, 400 International business major

Michelle Savarese Jr., Middletown, N.J. (Red Bank Catholic) Event: Distance Kinesiology major

• 400m relay qualifier at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2010 • 1,600m relay qualifier at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2010 • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award • Two-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award four times • Two-time JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete “The coolest place I have ever traveled to is Cancun.”

“The one thing I always take on track & field road trips is my camera! I’m always taking pictures of my teammates whether they want me to or not.”

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athletes

Whitney Staton

Sarah Jochem

Jr., Fredericksburg, Va. (Chancellor) Events: 100, 200, 400, long jump, triple jump Exercise science major

So., Tabernacle, N.J. (Seneca) Event: High jump Dietetics major with a sociology minor

• 1,600m relay 21st at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award

• Triple jump and long jump Battlefield district champion at Chancellor H.S.

• JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete in 2011 “My favorite memory of JMU track & field road trips is taking pictures of sleeping teammates.”

“My favorite place to eat on campus is Festival because they have cheese steaks!”

Erin Lopresti So., Cranberry Township, Pa. (Seneca Valley) Event: Distance

Kristen Greene So., Colonial Heights, Va. (Thomas Dale) Events: Throws

Health science major

Business management major

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award twice • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete in 2011

• JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete in 2011 “The best part of winning the CAA cross country championship was experiencing it as a freshman. It got me REALLY excited for the next three years!”

“The one thing I always take on track & field road trips is my blue, comfy blanket.”

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Ciarra Morris

athletes

Lauren Privette

So., Richmond, Va. (Meadowbrook) Events: Sprints Kinesiology major with an Exercise science minor

So., Round Hill, Va. (Loudoun Valley) Events: Long jump, triple jump, sprints Media Arts and Design major

• JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete in 2011

• 400m relay runner-up (All-CAA) at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2011

“The coolest place I have ever traveled to is The Alps in France and Italy.”

• 400m relay fourth (All-East) at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011 • JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete in 2011 “If I could have any super power it would be to clone myself, so I can be in more than one place.”

Carrie Payne So., Annandale, Va. (W.T. Woodson) Event: Distance

Kelsey Seymour So., Ebensburg, Pa. (Central Cambria) Event: Distance Communication, Science & Disorders (CSD) major

• 5,000m 15th at USA Track & Field Junior Championships in 2011 “The weirdest nickname I have ever been given is C-Pain. It was given to me by my teammates because it’s like T-Pain, the rapper.”

• Mile 12th at ECAC Indoor Championship in 2011 • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award twice • JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete in 2011 “If I could have any super powers it would be to fly so I don’t have to walk all over campus.”

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athletes

Jordan Simmons

Ashley Williams

So., Plainfield, N.J. (Bishop Ahr) Events: 100, 200, 400 Health science major with a Dance minor

So., Shillington, Pa. (Governor Mifflin) Events: 100, 200 Health science major with a Pre-physician assistant minor

• 100m dash runner-up (All-CAA) at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2011

• 400m relay runner-up (All-CAA) at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2011

• 400m relay runner-up (All-CAA) at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2011

• 400m relay fourth (All-East) at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011 “The one thing I always take on track & field road trips is my spikes.”

• 200m dash third (All-CAA) at CAA Track & Field Championship in 2011 • 100m dash fourth (All-East) at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011 • 400m relay fourth (All-East) at ECAC Outdoor Championship in 2011 “The coolest place I have ever traveled to is Boston because I didn’t have to pay taxes for my sneakers and they have good pizza.”

Julie Strange So., Leesburg, Va. (Loudoun County) Event: Distance IDLS major with an Elementary education minor

• 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 weirdest nickname I have ever been give is Bambi. It was given to me by the JMU cross country girls because my legs are long and I trip a lot, like a baby deer.”

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Nicole Gilbert

athletes

Kelsey Langton

Fr., Hanover, Mass. (Hanover) Events: Long jump, hurdles • Long jump All-American as a senior at Hanover • Triple jump third in state as a junior • Nike Outdoor Nationals qualifier who was sixth in the long jump “I chose to come to JMU because of the beautiful area, friendly people and to get out of the New England area.”

Fr., Hamilton Square, N.J. (Notre Dame HS) Event: Distance Nursing major • 800m (indoor) 10th at Meet of Champions as a sophomore and state champion as a senior • 800m (outdoor) 10th at Meet of Champions as a senior and state runnerup as a freshman and sophomore • 3,200m relay (indoor) state champion as a junior • 1,600m relay (indoor) state champion as a sophomore “Something about me that would surprise people is that I am a triplet.”

Rachel Hagen Fr., Sterling, Va. (Potomac Falls) Event: Distance Nursing major • Cross country 13th in Region II and fifth in Dulles District as a senior • 3,200m relay eighth in state and third in district as a senior • Foot Locker South meet (2007) & Nike Cross Country Nationals (2008) qualifier “The best piece of advice I’ve received is you are stronger than many times you give yourself credit for.”

Lizzy Powell Fr., Richmond, Va. (Mills E. Godwin) Event: Distance Health science (pre-physical therapy) major • Cross country state meet qualifier and All-Central Region as a senior • 3,200m relay (indoor) third in region as a sophomore and fourth as a junior and senior • 3,200m relay (outdoor) Colonial District champion as a senior “My favorite thing about track & field and cross country is seeing how far you can push yourself.”

Kristen Landry Fr., Boonton Township, N.J. (Mountain Lakes) Event: Distance Communications major • Cross country New Jersey Group 1 champion as a senior and runner-up as a junior • One of eight females in N.J. history to win four cross country sectional titles • Nike Northeast Regional qualifier “If I could invent something, the absolute best thing to invent would be sneakers that would run for you.”

Morgan Price Fr., Gainesville, Va. (Brentsville) Event: Distance Kinesiology major • Cross country All-State as a freshman and fourth in Region II as a junior • 3,200m relay (indoor) state and region runner-up as a sophomore • 1,600m (indoor) seventh in state as a junior and eighth as a freshman “I chose to come to JMU because of the friendly community and it’s an overall great university.”

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La’Tisha Pryor

athletes

Destiny Simmons

Fr., Richmond, Va. (John Marshall) Events: 100/400 hurdles

Fr., Staunton, Va. (Robert E. Lee) Events: 200, 400

Athletic training major • 100m hurdles (outdoor) All-Central Region as a senior • 300m hurdles (outdoor) Colonial District runner-up as a senior • Triple jump (outdoor) All-Region as a junior

Athletic training major • 400m state champion as a junior • 200m state runner-up as a junior • Long jump fourth in state as a junior • Nike Outdoor Nationals (2009) and New Balance Outdoor Nationals (2010) qualifier

“The best piece of advice I’ve received is to reach for the stars and if I fall, I’ll land on a cloud. It means nothing is impossible for me.”

“If I could invent something, the absolute best thing to invent would be flying cars.”

Daquaä Scott

Jasmine Waddell

Fr., Staunton, Va. (Robert E. Lee) Events: Throws Criminal justice major • Shot put (indoor) state champion as a junior • Shot put (outdoor) state champion as a junior and runner-up as a senior • Discus (outdoor) state champion as a junior • Southern Classic, Penn Relays and Dogwood Classic qualifier “My favorite non-track and field memory was when I played in the VHSCA All-Star basketball game.”

Morgan Sheaffer Fr., New Bloomfield, Pa. (West Perry) Event: Distance Nursing major • 800m (outdoor) third in state as a senior • 800m (indoor) fourth in state as a senior • Javelin (outdoor) fourth in state as a senior • Set five school records at West Perry for outdoor track and field “Something about me that would surprise people is I’ve written two songs.”

Fr., Mount Royal, N.J. (Kingsway Regional) Events: 100/400 hurdles Kinesiology major • 100m hurdles bronze medalist (All-American) at AAU National Championships as a junior • 100m hurdles runner-up at NJSIAA Meet of Champions as a senior • Ranked 22nd in nation in 100m hurdles and first in New Jersey as a senior “The best piece of advice I’ve received is to always trust in God and believe in yourself.”

Tiel Westbrook Fr., Mechanicsville, Va. (Lee-Davis) Event: Distance Kinesiology major • Cross country fourth in Capital District as a junior • 500m (indoor) region champion as a junior and four-time district champion • 3,200m relay (indoor) seventh in state and region champion as a junior • Set seven school records between indoor and outdoor at LeeDavis “My favorite non-cross country/track and field memory was getting lost in Tennessee while looking for a Subway.”

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cross country titles

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cross country titles

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olympians

Juli Henner ‘92 Post-JMU

• 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

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

Tiombé Hurd ‘95 Triple Jump

Post-JMU • 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 AllAmerica 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 All-America cross country 2002; 3,000m steeplechase 2002; 5,000m 2002

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)

• 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

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ecac champions

Leslie Anderson ‘09

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

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

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

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

Alison Parris ’11 ECAC champion cross country 2010

• CAA Cross Country Athlete of the Year 2010 • CAA cross country individual champion 2010

Other ECAC champions include: • Juli Speights, 1,500m 1992 • Samantha Bates, indoor 1,000m 1994 • Mollie DeFrancesco, indoor 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase 2002; indoor 5,000m 2003

• CAA track & field 5,000m champion 2011 • NCAA cross country qualifier 2009 (71st) • All-CAA cross country 2008, 2009, 2010

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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, 2011

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 • Katie Gorman, 10,000m 2011 • Tiombé Hurd, triple jump 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 • Kelly Jemison, 3,000m steeplechase 2010 • Alison Parris, cross country 2010; 5,000m 2011 • 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

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

Tanique Carter

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 7.65 Jordan Simmons, 2011 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 7.94 Lauren Privette, 2011 * converted from 55m distance

Sharnet Rowlan

200m indoors Shaunah Saint Cyr

23.98 25.06 25.10 25.17 25.24 25.25 25.26 25.27 25.28 25.47

Tanique Carter, 2009 Rhonda Mason, 1985 Leslie Anderson, 2008 Tiffany Hall, 2004 Rashonda Roberson, 2008 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1998 Jordan Simmons, 2011 Zakiya Haley, 1998 Ashley Williams, 2011 Patricia Mebane, 1985

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

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

8.62* Davida Walker, 1992 8.80 Seun Augustus, 2000 8.81* Katrina Allen, 1992 8.88 Danyelle Kent-Robinson, 2011 8.92 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 9.00 Marissa Biggins, 2006 9.06 Danna Frink, 2007 9.12 Christine Nicewonger, 2008 9.27 Jennifer Monk, 2011 9.42 Megan Forbes, 2005 *converted from 55m distance

500m indoors 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

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 Marie Abbott

100m outdoors

C.J. Wilkerson

11.64w 11.72w 11.73 11.94 11.95 11.96 12.00w 12.13 12.14 12.15 12.22

Tanique Carter, 2009 Cathy Beck, 1990 Jordan Simmons, 2011 Rhonda Mason, 1984 Marissa McDonald, 2010 Patricia Mebane, 1986 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1999 Ashley Williams, 2011 Kaystyle Madden, 1992 Candace Nelms, 2007 Ciarra Morris, 2011

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Jaime Roberts

Rhonda Mason


top performances

200m outdoors

400m hurdles outdoors

23.69w 23.83w 24.20 24.30 24.42 24.62 24.69 24.78 24.91 24.94

59.44 59.82 1:01.74 1:02.23 1:02.98 1:02.99 1:03.96 1:04.33 1:05.20 1:06.00

Tanique Carter, 2008 & 2009 Rhonda Mason, 1984 Patricia Mebane, 1984 Jordan Simmons, 2011 TiombĂŠ Hurd, 1994 Cathy Beck, 1991 Leslie Anderson, 2007 Shaunah Saint Cyr, 1999 Zakiya Haley, 1997 Ashley Williams, 2011

Suzi Shreckhise, 1983 Tiffany Hall, 2004 Carolyn Holgerson, 1988 LaVonne Ellerbe, 2006 C.J. Wilkerson, 1999 Lori Gauer, 2002 Christine Nicewonger, 2007 Marisa Biggins, 2007 Whitney Staton, 2011 Kendall Childress, 1997

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 13.99 14.14 14.32w 14.34 14.44 14.49 14.73 14.77 14.80

Davida Walker, 1992 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 Sharnet Rowlan, 1985 Seun Augustus, 1999 Danyelle Kent-Robinson, 2011 Jennifer Monk, 2011 Marisa Biggins, 2007 Tiffany Hall, 2002 Danna Frink, 2007 Christine Nicewonger, 2007

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 4:51.72 Katie Harman, 2011 4:53.02 Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 4:53.31 Sarah Burkett, 1999 4:53.58 Alison Parris, 2010 4:55.53 Kelsey Seymour, 2011 4:56.37 Jackie Lynch, 1992 *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 4:28.01 4:29.23

Samantha Bates, 1997 Diana Gillam, 1996 Juli Speights, 1992 Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Keisha Banks, 1999 Bethany Eigel, 1997 Sarah Burkett, 1999 Sara Carpenter, 1998 Katie Harman, 2011 Annie Reiner, 2011

Ellen Holmes Aspen Forster

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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 35:42.70 36:17.96

Shannon Saunders, 2005 Lauren Burawski, 2002 Barb Sabitus, 1980 Heather Hanscom, 2001 Stephanie Herbert, 1992 Jennifer Lapetoda, 2004 Bridget Quenzer, 2001 Tracey Livengood, 1998 Katie Gorman, 2011 Cristi Ferran, 1995

5k cross country

Alisha Lewis

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

Jenae Strader

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

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

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

6k cross country 20:15.0 20:17.0 20:29:3 20:49.0 20:51.1 21:04.9 21:06.8 21:12.4 21:18.9 21:22.0

Suzie Hutchins

Alison Parris, 2010 Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Shannon Saunders, 2004 Stacey Nobles, 2010 Katie Harman, 2011 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 16:32.17 16:38.74 16:47.26 16:55.01 16:59.10 17:04.27 17:07.43 17:11.48

Mollie DeFrancesco, 2002 Bethany Eigel, 1997 Alison Parris, 2011 Shannon Saunders, 2006 Lauren Burawski, 2002 Bridget Quenzer, 1998 Tracey Livengood, 1998 Cindy Dunham, 2003 Suzie Hutchins, 2002 Katie Gorman, 2011

Lauren Burawski

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Kiersten Murray


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

45.91 46.13 46.33 46.78 46.84 46.85 46.86 46.86 46.87 46.88

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

Marissa McDonald, Simmons, Williams, Morris, 2011 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

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 1:40.23 1:40.28 1:40.32 1:40.41 1:40.53

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 McAlpine, Simmons, Williams, Morris, 2011 DeVance, Ni. Deskins, De. Walker, Mason, 1986 Lott, Biggins, Tyree, L. Anderson, 2006 Hall, Chitty, Bryant, Clarke, 2003 Biggins, Tyree, Roberson, L. Anderson, 2007

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 4:03.95 4:04.34 4:04.75 4:05.17

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 NcAlpine, Poore, Staton, Reiner, 2011 Haley, Saint Cyr, Wilkerson, Bready, 1998 Hall, Chitty, Bryant, M. Thomas, 2002 McAlpine, J. Smith, Jaime Lott, Wilhelm, 2011

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

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Renee Lott


top performances

Field t & 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”) Alicia LaRoche, 2007 3.65m (12’0”) Brittany Yates, 2006 3.49m (11’5 1/4”) Erin Harrison, 2009 3.40m (11’1 8/10”) Sydney Binney, 2005 3.22m (10’6 3/4”) Lori Jackson, 2007 3.10m (10’2”) Katherine Sigler, 2003

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

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”) 6.01m (19’8 1/4”) 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

Traci Towne

High jump indoors 1.75m (5’8 3/4”) 1.70m (5’7”) 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”)

Jessica O’Brien, 2007 Danyelle Kent-Robinson, 2011 Carol Vogt, 1983 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

Seun Augustus, 2000 Marissa McDonald, 2011 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

Kristina Kline

Triple jump indoors 13.03m (42’9”) 12.19m (40’0”) 12.13m (39’9 1/2”) 12.01m (39’5”) 11.91m (39’1”) 11.80m (38’8 1/2”) 11.72m (38’5 1/2”) 11.61m (38’1 1/4”) 11.51m (37’9”) 11.28m (37’0 1/4”) 11.27m (36’11 3/4”) 11.27m (36’11 3/4”)

Tiombé Hurd, 1995 Lashaunda Jefferson, 2003 Adrienne Mayo, 2005 Jaclyn Smith, 2010 Candace Nelms, 2008 Christine Nicewonger, 2008 Char Lewis, 2002 Katrina Allen, 1993 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 Lauren Privette, 2011 Kristina Kline, 2009 Erin Lynch, 1999

Denise Klugh Brittany Yates Lori Gauer

Kaitlyn Guerriere

Jennifer Marinacci

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top performances

Pentathlon indoors 3,566 3,488 3,406 3,266 2,900 2,868

Christine Nicewonger, 2008 Seun Augustus, 1999 Jennifer Monk, 2011 Karrie Shelton, 1997 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”) 41.49m (136’1”) 40.88m (134’1”) 40.78m (133’9”) 39.70m (130’3”)

Jennifer Marinacci, 2008 Rebecca Eisenhauer 2008 Jessica Wade, 2008 Alison Macdonald, 2007 Susan Ferrel, 1993 Julie Nothnagel, 2002 Adrena May, 2011 Tracy Towne, 2004 Laurie Johnson, 1988 Judy Apostolico, 1986

Denise Klugh, 1985 Beth Lippard, 1983

Jennifer Burkhart

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”) 12.21m (40’0 3/4”) 12.04m (39’6”)

Jessica Wade, 2007 Rebecca Eisenhauer, 2008 Susan Ferrel, 1993 Denise Klugh, 1983 Sarah Simon, 1985 Donna Firebaugh, 1986 Kristen Greene, 2011 Maureen Jackson, 1996

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

Danielle Legendre, 1990 Danyelle Kent-Robinson, 2010 Sylvia Mall, 1981 Gina Progar, 1984 Susan Broaddus, 1979 Ryan Olexson, 2009 Brittany Williams, 2003

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

6.42m (21’0 3/4”) 6.05m (19’10 1/2”) 6.04m (19’9 3/4”) 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”)

Seun Augustus, 2000 Janai Hill, 1992 Marissa McDonald, 2011 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 Adrienne Mayo, 2004 Tiombé Hurd, 1995 Leslie Anderson, 2008 Lesa Diggs, 1982 Char Lewis, 2001 Cait Fiocchi, 2006

Janai Hill

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”) 12.15m (39’10 1/4”) 12.04m (39’6”) 12.03m (39’5 3/4”) 11.76m (38’7”) 11.70m (38’4 3/4”) 11.61m (38’1 1/4”)

Tiombé Hurd, 1995 Adrienne Mayo, 2005 Lashaunda Jefferson, 2004 Char Lewis, 2002 Jaclyn Smith, 2011 Katelyn Guerriere, 2008 Christine Nicewonger, 2007 Katrina Allen, 1991 Kristina Kline, 2009 Erin Lynch, 1999

Heptathlon outdoors 4,784 4,586 4,555 4,447 4,349 4,181 4,135 3,960 3,929 3,865

Christine Nicewonger, 2008 Karrie Shelton, 1998 Jennifer Monk, 2011 Lesa Diggs, 1983 Seun Augustus, 1999 Jessica Nauta 2007 Suzanne Faulkner, 1982 Mary Kate Semmes 1982 Lori Gauer, 2002 Dana Marbain, 1983

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Karrie Shelton


This is JMU

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 19,000 students may choose from 109 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: 60/40 • Student/Professor Ratio: 15/1 • 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 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 2011 ranked JMU 19th 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 magazine in 2011 ranked JMU’s College of Business 11th nationally among business schools at public universities and 28th 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 was recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 “Best Value” public universities in the 2010 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 then 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

Tiffany Hall Team Academic Advisor

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

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-theart 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 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

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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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 Michelle Carter, (540) 568-6692 Strength & Conditioning Coach 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.

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

2011-12 Schedule Cross Country Sept. 2 Sept. 10 Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 29 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 21

VMI Relays JMU Open Invitational Notre Dame Invitational George Mason Invitational Wisconsin adidas Invitational Tribe Open CAA Championship NCAA Southeast Regional ECAC Championship NCAA Championship

Lexington, Va. New Market, Va. South Bend, Ind. Leesburg, Va. Madison, Wisc. Williamsburg, Va. Atlanta, Ga. Louisville, Ky. Bronx, N.Y. Terre Haute, Ind.

Track and Field Dec. 2-3 Jan. 14 Jan. 20-21 Jan. 27-28 Feb. 4 Feb. 10 Feb. 11 Feb. 17-18 Feb. 23 March 3-4 March 9-10 March 24 March 30-31 March 30-31 April 5-7 April 6-7 April 13-14 April 14 April 21 April 27-28 May 4-5 May 11-13 May 24-26 June 6-8 June 22

Liberty Kickoff Navy Invitational Hokie Invitational Liberty Invitational Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup Liberty Quad Valentine Invitational Virginia Tech Challenge NYU Fast Times ECAC Indoor Championship NCAA Indoor Championship UVA Invitational Raleigh Relays Stanford Invitational Colonial Relays Liberty Invitational Miami Invitational George Mason Invitational JMU Invitational Penn Relays CAA Championship ECAC Outdoor Championship NCAA Outdoor Preliminary Round NCAA Outdoor Championship Olympic Trials

Lynchburg, Va. Annapolis, Md. Blacksburg, Va. Lynchburg, Va. State College, Pa. Lynchburg, Va. Boston, Mass. Blacksburg, Va. New York, N.Y. Boston, Mass. Nampa, Idaho Charlottesville, Va. Raleigh, N.C. Palo Alto, Calif. Williamsburg, Va. Lynchburg, Va. Coral Gables, Fla. Fairfax, Va. Harrisonburg, Va. Philadelphia, Pa. Fairfax, Va. Princeton, N.J. Jacksonville, Fla. Des Moines, Iowa Eugene, Ore.

Who’s Who in JMU Athletics

Jeff Bourne

Geoff Polglase

Casey Carter

Brian Frerking

Athletics Director

Deputy Athletics Director

Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Associate AD, Development

Shelia Moorman Associate AD, Senior Woman Administrator

Kevin White Associate AD, Sports Programs

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Mike Carpenter Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

Tom Kuster

John Martin

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications



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