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2011 Meet Information Bob Timmons Classic

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Table of Contents Introduction 2011 Schedule 1 KU Quick Facts 1 Season Outlook 2 Schedule Preview 3 Media Information Kansas Media Relations 4 Big 12 Media Contacts 5 Local Media Outlets 6 Meet the Staff Head Coach Stanley Redwine 8 Assistant Michael Whittlesey 9 Support Staff 10-11 The Men of Kansas 2011 Preview 14 Men’s Roster 15 Athlete Profiles 16-32 The Women of Kansas 2011 Preview 34 Women’s Roster 35 Athlete Profiles 36-50 2010 Season in Review Season Review 52-53 2010 Results 54-56 Home Course Information Rim Rock Farm 57 Course Maps 58 History Kansas Tradition 60 1953 National Champions 61 KU Cross Country Legends 62-67 2006 Big 12 Champion 68

Record Book Men’s Records NCAA Top-Finishers 70 All-Americans/All-Conf. 70 Jayhawks in the Olympics 70 Conference Champions 70 Year-by-Year Results 71 Top Post-Season Finishers 72 Rim Rock/Track Records 73 Women’s Records Year-by-Year Results 74 Top Post-Season Finishers 75 Rim Rock/Track Records 76 This is Kansas Welcome to KU 78-79 KU Academics 80 Welcome to Lawrence 81 Meet the Chancellor 82 Meet the Athletic Director 83 The Big 12 Conference 84 About the Covers Front and back covers designed by Anne Werner and Joe Wachter of Kansas Media Relations. The 2011 media guide cover picture was taken by Jeff Jacobsen at Rim Rock Farm at King’s Bridge. From left to right are seniors Rebeka Stowe and Donny Wasinger. Credits The Kansas Cross Country media guide was designed, written and edited by Brad Gilbert. Additional writing and editing by Erin Penning. Primary photography courtesy of Jeff and Laura Jacobsen. Copyright Any commercial use of information or photographs herewith is prohibited without prior written consent of the University of Kansas Athletic Dept. Copyright 2011.

KU Quick Facts

School Information Location.......................................Lawrence, Kan. Founded.......................................................1866 Enrollment................................................29,462 Chancellor...................Dr. Bernadette Gray-Little Athletics Director................ Dr. Sheahon Zenger Sr. Associate A.D./S.W.A...........Debbie Van Saun Associate A.D./CC Administrator.......Chris Howard Affiliation/Conference......NCAA Division I/ Big 12 Home Course..............................Rim Rock Farm Distances.....Men: 10K & 8K; Women: 6K & 5K Team History Season of Cross Country.......... (M/W)98th/37th NCAA Appearances..........................(M/W)22/2 NCAA Team Titles (M/W)............................ 1/0 NCAA Individual Championships (M/W).........5/0 Conf. Team Championships (M/W)............... 19/0 Conf. Individual Championships (M/W)..........23/0 2010 Conference Finish (M/W)...............7th/7th Roster Information Men’s Letterwinners (Returning/Lost).............. 12/3 Women’s Letterwinners (Returning/Lost)..............9/6 Coaching Staff Head Coach........Stanley Redwine (Arkansas ’85) .................................18th Season/12th at Kansas Assist. Coach....Michael Whittlesey, Ph.D.(Conn. ’90) ................................ 14th season/Third at Kansas Events Coordinator .......................Milan Donley Administrative Assistant............... Debbie Luman Office E-mail..............................dluman@ku.edu Office Phone................................ 785- 864-3486 Office Fax...................................... 785-864-5525 Office Address.................... 1651 Naismith Drive Lawrence, KS 66045-7800

2011 Schedule September 3......Bob Timmons Classic (Lawrence, Kan.) 10....Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Columbia, Mo.) 24....Roy Griak Invitational (Minneapolis, Minn.)

October November 8...... Haskell Invitational 12......NCAA Midwest Regionals (Lawrence, Kan.) (DeKalb, Ill.) 14.... Wisconsin adidas Invitational 21......NCAA National Championships (Madison, Wis.) (Terre Haute, Ind.) 29.... Big 12 Championships (College Station, Texas)

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xpectations are high as the Jayhawks head into another season of Kansas cross country. The 2011 season will see the return of 12 letterwinners on the men’s side, while the women return nine from a 2010 campaign that saw both teams place 11th or better at the NCAA Regionals. Both teams will be filled with experience and depth from top to bottom, having all but one of their top five performers return from last season. “I’m really looking forward to see how the season turns out,” said 12th-year Head Coach Stanley Redwine. “On paper, we should be pretty good. Both teams have experience. Both teams have depth. My expectations are certainly that our kids will come in and have a successful season.” With a strong cast of returners making up the majority of both men’s and women’s squads, the 2011 roster will be filled with confidence and, more importantly, experience from top to bottom. Six women and six men who saw action in last year’s Big 12 Championships and NCAA Regionals will be back in the Crimson and Blue in 2011. The KU roster also features four seniors on each of the men’s and women’s squads as well as seven juniors, three for the men and four for the women. “With both men’s and women’s teams we have a pretty strong nucleus of returners coming back,” said third-year Assistant Coach Mike Whittlesey. “We only lost one from our top-five on both the men’s and the women’s teams last year, so we have a lot of experience coming back. The things we will really work on this season are trying to get the right combination and understanding how we need to compete in the big races.” Even though there is a plethora of leadership returning, for the season to be a real success it will be dependent on the underclassmen, who will add depth to the KU roster. The teams will feature a combined five sophomores and nine redshirt freshmen, many of whom saw action in several meets last season. Those young Jayhawks will be looked upon to make significant contributions throughout the year and will be imperative to the teams’ overall success as the season wears on. “One of the things Coach Whittlesey has done has been to develop great depth,” said Coach Redwine. “We have redshirted some people that will be able to come up and contribute for us this year. We also had a lot of our young runners get experience and contribute last year, which will really pay-off for us this season.” While there will be a great amount of experience on this year’s squad, as always, there will be several fresh faces. Eleven freshmen (six men, five women) and one transfer will be joining the Jayhawks for the 2011 campaign and will be expected to catch on quickly and contribute immediately. The 2011 Jayhawks will feature a quality that recent teams have lacked at times, senior leadership. Kansas returns two athletes that were All-Big 12 selections a year ago, Donny Wasinger and Rebeka Stowe, who are both primed for tremendous seasons. Both were KU’s top finishers in each race they competed in last season and both are looking to continue that streak this year, while also pushing their teammates to some top finishes as well. “The one common denominator on all of our past great teams is that we’ve had a great leader,” explained Coach Redwine. “This year we have that in Donny (Wasinger) on the men’s side and Rebeka (Stowe) on the women’s side. It starts at the top. If you have great leaders, then you have great depth, and once you’ve got those two things then you’re going to see some great results by the end of the season.” The 2011 Jayhawks are confident, deep, experienced and are coming off of one of the toughest summer workout regiments they have ever seen. This season, they will look to move the Kansas program that much closer to the upper echelon of collegiate cross country and to write another chapter in the KU cross country’s storied history. “Our goal is to be a perennial national championship contender, and I think this year we will take great strides toward that goal,” said Coach Whittlesey. “There’s a great heritage here at Kansas for cross country and I think our athletes have embraced that and have learned to value themselves and this program at a much higher level. Now that we have achieved that, the rest is going to become easier.” “The biggest change I’ve noticed in recent years is the athletes want to be great,” Coach Redwine concluded. “Their goal is to be at the top as a team. They’re coming in with the mindset, ‘Yes, we can do this’ and once you get those components together, that’s when the magic happens. That’s when it starts to get fun.”

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The Schedule

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he 2011 schedule is sure to test the Jayhawks from the first meet to the last, putting them up against some of the most competitive fields in the NCAA this season. “I feel like we’ve got a really strong schedule this year,” said assistant coach Mike Whittlesey. “It will be fun seeing our athletes going up against the best courses and the best athletes from around the country.” The 2011 season will once again kick-off with the Bob Timmons Classic on September 3 at the Jayhawks’ home course, Rim Rock Farm. At least one KU team has claimed the meet title the last five-consecutive seasons and has had at least one individual claim a title in the past seven meets. The meet will provide a prime opportunity for some of the young Jayhawks to prove themselves and build confidence for the remainder of the season.

“I really think the Wisconsin meet is going to be stronger than the NCAA Championships, competition-wise,” said Whittlesey. “Most of the top-40 teams in the country have decided to go to that meet this year. All the big players are going to be at that one. It’s going to be tough, but it’ll give us some great experience.”

The following week both teams will travel to Columbia, Mo., for a September 10 match-up against rival Missouri at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge. Both the men’s and women’s teams have good memories from last year’s meet. The men won the event while the women placed four runners in the top 10 to finish second.

From there, the Jayhawks will then prepare for the Big 12 Championships on October 29 in College Station, Texas. Both teams will look to improve upon their seventh-place finishes at the meet last season, and will look to have an individual champion crowned for the first time since 2007.

After a week break the Jayhawks will have to traverse through one of the toughest courses they will face all season when they compete at the Roy Griak Invitational on September 24 in Minneapolis, Minn.

The NCAA Regional Championships will take place on November 12 in Dekalb, Ill. The Jayhawks placed two individuals in the top 20 last season and hope to place even more in that select group this season, in order to send teams to the NCAA Championships.

The Jayhawks will then return to Lawrence and compete against their neighbors from Haskell in the Haskell Invitational on October 8. The meet will be another opportunity for the Jayhawks to gain confidence as they head in to the challenging part of the schedule.

“Our goal is to qualify for the NCAA meet as a team,” said head coach Stanley Redwine. “We have had individuals in the past but getting our team qualified has to be the goal we work toward throughout the season. That regional meet is always a very important one for us.”

On October 15 the teams will face arguably the toughest competition of the season at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis. Many of the country’s top teams have entered the meet hosted by Wisconsin this year instead of competing in the also-competitive Pre-Nationals Meet, making the event in Madison a star-filled race.

Indiana State will once again host the NCAA Championships at its home course, the LaVern Gibson Championship Course, on November 21. Senior Donny Wasinger already has solid experience on this course after competing there in the NCAA Championships last season. Wasinger will attempt to make it back to Terre Haute for a second-straight year and hopes to be joined by several of his teammates from both the men’s and women’s teams. “This schedule really has the potential to set us up to do some good things late in the season,” Coach Whittlesey explained. “Our goals are definitely for a top five, if not higher, team finish at the Big 12 meet. Then of course to earn a trip for both teams to the NCAA Championships. That should be our goal every single year, however, this is really the year that we have a great chance of accomplishing that.”

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Kansas Media Relations 1651 Naismith Drive, Suite 1400, Lawrence, KS 66045 Phone: (785)864-3417; Fax: (785)864-7944 Website: www.kuathletics.com

Cross Country Contact Information Brad Gilbert Media Relations Assistant Cross Country/Track & Field Chris Theisen

Assistant AD/Media Relations Men’s Basketball Phone: (785)864-3474 Email: theisen@ku.edu

Katy Lonergan

Assistant Media Relations Director Football Phone: (785)864-7314 Email: katyl@ku.edu

Mike Strauss

Associate Media Relations Director Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf Phone: (785)864-3420 Email: mstrauss@ku.edu

Mike Cummings

Assistant Media Relations Director Baseball, Secondary Football Phone: (785)864-3575 Email: mtc@ku.edu

Christine Dieckmann

Alissa Bauer

Erin Penning

Jeff Jacobsen

Assistant Media Relations Director Women’s Basketball, Soccer Phone: (785)864-7942 Email: cdieck@ku.edu

Office Manager/Publications Coord. Phone: (785)864-3417 Email: epenning@ku.edu

Work: (785)864-7788 Cell: (913)515-7006 Email: brgilbert@ku.edu

Assistant Media Relations Director Volleyball, Softball Phone: (785)864-7947 Email: anbauer@ku.edu

Internet Resources For up-to-date news concerning KU cross country, members of the media can retrieve information on the official Kansas Athletics web site by logging onto www. kuathletics.com. Press Services Press releases, including updated individual and team stats and performance sheets, as well as information on upcoming meets, will be available each week. On the day of the meet, the media relations staff will distribute premeet notes and other pertinent information. The releases are available in PDF format via e-mail. To be included on the e-mail list, please contact Media Relations Assistant Brad Gilbert at brgilbert@ku.edu. The releases will also be available on the KU Athletics’ web site in PDF format. Interviews All interviews with student-athletes and coaches should be arranged through media relations contact Brad Gilbert at (785) 864-7788. Please give at least 24 hours notice. Phone interviews will be done on a call-back basis only when convenient to the student-athlete or coach.

Jackie Berra

Staff Photographer Phone: (785)864-7055 Email: jacobsen@ku.edu

Graphic Designer Phone: (785)864-3407 Email: jberra@ku.edu

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Web Designer Phone: (785)864-7979 Email: kmccarty@ku.edu


Big 12 Media Contacts Big 12 Conference Contact: Cassandra Novy • cnovy@big12sports.com • (469) 524-1040 400 E. John Carpenter Frwy. Irving, Texas 75062 Fax: (469) 524-1045 www.big12sports.com IOWA STATE Contact: Katie Colby kcolby@iastate.edu (515) 294-3372 (Office) Jacobson Athletic Building 1800 South Fourth Street Ames, Iowa 50011 www.cyclones.com

BAYLOR Contact: Todd Zeidler todd_zeidler@baylor.edu (254) 710-4049 (Office) (254) 644-3458 (Cell) 1500 South University Parks Drive Waco, Texas 76706 www.baylorbears.com KANSAS Contact: Brad Gilbert brgilbert@ku.edu (785) 864-7788 (Office) (913) 515-7006 (Cell) 1651 Naismith Drive 1400 Parrott Lawrence, Kansas 66045 www.kuathletics.com

KANSAS STATE Contact: Ricardo Cruz rcruz08@ksu.edu (785) 375-1723 (Office) 1800 College Avenue, Suite 37 Bramlage Coliseum Manhattan, Kansas 66502 www.k-statesports.com

OKLAHOMA Contact: David Bassity dbassity@ou.edu (405) 325-8571 (Office) (405) 274-1455 (Cell) McClendon Center Room 2525 180 West Brooks Norman, Oklahoma 73019 www.soonersports.com TEXAS Contact: Ashley Walker ashley.walker@athletics.utexas.edu (512) 471-8236 (Office) (512) 748-8062 (Cell) 2101 San Jacinto Bellmont Hall, Room 327 Austin, Texas 78712 www.texassports.com

MISSOURI Contact: Shawn Davis davisshaw@missouri.edu (573) 882-0771 (Office) (573) 819-9082 (Cell) Mizzou Arena One Champions Drive Columbia, Missouti 65205 www.mutigers.com

OKLAHOMA STATE Contact: Gavin Lang gavin.lang@okstate.edu (405) 744-3875 (Office) (803) 318-0525 (Cell) 220 Athletics Center Sillwater, Oklahoma 74078 www.okstate.com

TEXAS A&M Contact: Shawn Price sprice@athletics.tamu.edu (979) 845-9534 (Office) (979) 661-0731 (Cell) PO Box 30017 College Station, Texas 77842-3017 www.aggieathletics.com

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TEXAS TECH Contact: Brandon Ireton brandon.ireton@ttu.edu (806) 742-2770 (Office) (806) 252-4653 (Cell) Athletic Media Relations Box 43021 Lubbock, Texas 79409 www.texastech.com


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Meet the Staff

Stanley Redwine

Since taking the reins of the track and field and cross country teams at the University of Kansas, Stanley Redwine has found success in leaps and bounds. As he enters his 12th year at the helm, Redwine, his staff and his teams continue to establish their marks in the lore of Jayhawk history, shattering school records and adding several All-Americans to the illustrious luminaries of Kansas’ storied past. Judging by his results, both as a coach and as an athlete, this path looks to continue into the future. In Redwine’s first nine seasons, 33 Kansas student-athletes have achieved 69 All-America honors, and the men’s and women’s teams have combined to set more than 61 school records and cracked the KU all-time top-five list in more than 60 events. At Kansas, he has coached four individuals to national championHead Coach ships in six different events. As a result of their outstanding performances, Redwine’s 2001 and 2002 12th Year men’s track and field teams were enshrined into the KU Hall of Fame after back-to-back eighth-place finishes at the NCAA Championships. Coaching History 2000-Present Kansas Throughout Redwine’s tenure, his teams have also shown great success in the classroom. In the past four Head Coach, Cross Country/Track & Field seasons alone, the cross country teams have supplied 39 members to the Academic All-Big 12 teams, 1994-2000 Tulsa while the track teams have contributed 86 to the same list. Head Coach, Cross Country/Track & Field 1985-1994 Arkansas Before Redwine was hired as head coach at Kansas on May 25, 2000, he had a six-year stint as head coach Assistant Coach, Track at the University of Tulsa. At Tulsa, Redwine’s athletes broke more than 70 school records, most on multiple occasions. In many events, Redwine’s athletes completely re-wrote the Golden Hurricane’s all-time Athletic Achievements top-10 performance lists. Including some of the top finishes in conference history, Redwine produced 11 • Four-time All-American NCAA qualifiers and Tulsa’s first-ever All-American. Redwine also oversaw the Golden Hurricane as they • Six-time conference champion registered some of the highest conference finishes in school history. • Two-time U.S. 800m champion • Silver Medalist, 800-meter run (Goodwill Games, 1986 and 1994) Prior to his appointment at Tulsa in 1994, Redwine spent 11 years as an assistant coach at the University • Bronze Medalist, 800-meter run (Pan-Am of Arkansas, one of the premier track and field programs in the nation. During his tenure at UA, the RaGames, 1983 and 1987) zorbacks captured nine consecutive NCAA Championships and 22 titles from 1985 to 1994 in both track • Five-time World Championship team member and field and cross country. He helped produce 14 All-Americans and two NCAA Champions in hurdle and sprint events. Among those All-Americans were two-time 400 meter NCAA indoor and outdoor chamHonors and Achievements pion, Calvin Davis; three-time 400 meter and 500 meter NCAA champion, Robbie Haley and seven-time • 2009 IAAF World Championships All-American sprinter, Jimmy French. - Team USA, Assistant Coach • 2007 Pan-American Games Before becoming a coach at Arkansas, Redwine placed his name in the Razorback history - Team USA Head Coach, Men’s Track and Field books as a 400-meter, 600-yard and 800-meter runner from 1980-1983. Redwine • 2003 Pan-American Games was a four-time All-American and was named UA’s Outstanding Track Athlete - Team USA , Assistant Coach all four of his years in Fayetteville. He was a six-time conference champion and • UA’s Most Outstanding Track Athlete (1980, still ranks among the Razorbacks’ top 10 in six events, which includes anchor1981, 1982, 1983) • Arkansas Hall of Honor Inductee (2003) ing the school’s record-setting sprint medley relay team (3:15.10) at the Penn Relays in 1983, which still ranks as the second-best time in school history. For Education his achievements, Redwine was inducted into the University of Arkan• University of Arkansas, 1985 sas Hall of Honor in 2003. Bachelor’s in administrative management Professionally, Redwine retired from competition in 1996 after he finished fifth in the 800-meter run at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Atlanta, Ga. He was a U.S. Olympic Trial qualifier five consecutive times from 1980 to 1996 and was a two-time silver medalist in the 800-meter run at the Goodwill Games (1986, 1994). He also won two bronze medals at the Pan American Games, in 1983 and 1987. Redwine was a five-time World Championship team member (1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993), and a two-time U.S. 800-meter champion. Redwine earned his bachelor’s degree in administrative management from the University of Arkansas in 1985. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have three children: Crysta (27), Stanley, Jr. (24), and Alexa (19).

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Meet the Staff

Michael Whittlesey, Ph.D.

Michael Whittlesey is in his third season as assistant coach for cross country and middle distance/distance running for track at Kansas. In his short time at Kansas, Whittlesey has already made a huge impact with both the cross country and track programs. In his first two seasons with the Jayhawks, he has guided two Jayhawks to appearances at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, Lauren Bonds, which was a first for a KU woman since the 1994 season, and Donny Wasinger, who was the first KU man to do so since 2007. Additionally, in 2010 the Kansas women’s distance medley relay team composed of Bonds, Rebeka Stowe, Cori Christensen and Taylor Washington earned All-America status at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. Whittlesey has mentored six Jayhawks to All-America honors on the track and has seen 10 of his athletes break school records. (2010 Indoor DMR, Lauren Bonds - Outdoor 1,500m, Lauren Bonds - Outdoor 5,000m, Amanda Miller - Indoor 5,000m and Rebeka Stowe - 3,000m Steeplechase)

Assistant Coach Third Year

Coaching History Whittlesey came to KU after serving 11 years as the assistant coach in charge of cross country and distance • 2009-Present Kansas running for the track program at North Carolina. In addition to his coaching duties at UNC, Whittlesey worked Assistant Coach, Cross Country/Track as the assistant director for both men’s and women’s track and field and cross country for his last four seasons • 1998-2009 North Carolina at UNC. Assistant Coach, Cross Country/Track • 1996-1998 UNC Charlotte Under his direction, North Carolina produced nine NCAA individual and relay titles in six years, 70 All-Ameri- Assis. Coach, Cross Country/Track & Field cans and 36 conference champions. Most recently, Whittlesey led the track team to back-to-back NCAA titles • 1990-1996 Connecticut in the distance medley relay at the 2006 and 2007 Indoor NCAA Championships. Along with the 2007 distance Assis. Strength Coach, Cross Country/Track medley relay title, Whittlesey coached sophomore anchor Brie Felnagle to the individual NCAA title in the outdoor 1,500 meters. Under the guidance of Whittlesey, Felnagle captured three NCAA titles and was named Athletic History and Achievments an All-American 10 times in her career. • UConn Cross Country/ Track Team, 1987-1990 Additionally, in his 11 years at the helm of the cross country program at UNC, the Carolina women’s team • First American Finisher at the advanced to the NCAA Championships 10 times, including a program-best sixth-place finish in 1999. With a Boston Marathon, 1995 10th-place finish in 2004, the Tar Heel women posted back-to-back top-10 NCAA finishes for the first time in school history. Coaching Honors Whittlesey was awarded the first-ever NCAA Division I Track and Field National Assistant Coach of the Year for • NCAA Division I Track & Field National women’s middle distance/distance in 2003. Whittlesey also received the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field East Assistant Coach of the Year, 2003 • NCAA Outdoor Track & Field East Region Regional Assistant Coach of the Year honor. Assistant Coach of the Year, 2007 Whittlesey has twice won both the ACC Cross Country Coach of the Year and Southeast Region Coach of the Education Year awards, earning each in 1999 and 2003. • University of Connecticut, 1990 A native of Morris, Conn., Whittlesey started his coaching Bachelor’s in Sports Medicine/ career as a graduate assistant at UConn where he assisted Athletic Training with distance and was the pole vault and multi-event • University of Connecticut, 1993 coach. He then went on to UNC-Charlotte, where he served Masters in Biophysical Science/ two years as an assistant coach. While with the 49ers, Whit- Exercise Physiology tlesey coached his athletes to 53 new school records in 18 • University of Connecticut, 1997 different events and coached all-conference perform- Doctorate of Philosophy in Sports/ ers in the triple jump and javelin. Excercise Physiology Whittlesey’s competitive experience includes being the first American finisher in the 1995 Boston Marathon. He also qualified for the 1996 Olympic Trials in the marathon after competing as a non-recruited athlete at the University of Connecticut. He graduated from UConn in May 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine/athletic training and later earned a master’s in biophysical science/exercise physiology in 1993. In 1997, Whittlesey received a doctorate of philosophy in sports science/exercise physiology from UConn. Whittlesey and his wife, Carol, have two children: seven-year-old daughter Samantha Paige and five-year-old son Ryan Allen.

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Support Staff

Chris Howard

Associate Athletics Director Cross Country Administrator Fifth Year

Chris Howard is in his fifth year as an associate athletics director in the Kansas athletic department. His responsibilities include acting as the administror of both the cross country and track & field programs. Before assuming his current role he worked with the Williams Educational Fund to promote Kansas Athletics and develop opportunities for athletics alumni of KU. The St. Louis native has made stops at LSU as an associate athletics director from 2003-07, at the NCAA as a memberof the enforcement staff from 2001-03, and again at KU from 1996-98 as a supervisor for student support services. Howard earned a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Kansas in 1997. He added a master’s in science degree in education and a jurist doctor degree from KU in 2001; he received the Justice Lloyd Kagey Leadership Award during his final year at the KU law school. He was also a combat medical specialist in the United States Army from 1990 to 1995; he served in Operation Desert Storm with the 24th Infantry Division. Howard has two children, Oliva, 8, and Langston, 5.

Vince Bingham

Vince Bingham was named director of operations for the Kansas track & field and cross country programs in 2008 and brings over 26 years of coaching experience to the KU staff. As a coach at Lindenwood and Missouri Babtist, Bingham’s teams won three NAIA National Championships. In 2006 with Missouri Baptist, Bingham’s women’s team broke eight national records at the NAIA Indoor Championships and all told, Bingham’s athletes earned 78 All-America honors that season. Director of Cross Country/ Track & Field Operations Fourth Year

Bingham’s athletes have qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships five times and he has coached six NCAA Division II All-Americans, with Sedell Roberts grabbing the honor in the indoor 400 meters and Jody Kay Martines taking the award in the outdoor 100 meters and 400-meter relay.

Debbie Luman

Debbie Luman started at Kansas Athletics in February, 1996 and serves as the administrative assistant for the cross country and track and field teams. Her main responsibility is working with coaches on day-to-day operations of the track office, while organizing officials and volunteers for home cross country and track meets. Luman worked as the department’s travel auditor for seven years before joining the track office in 2003. Before coming to KU, Luman spent three years as a teller supervisor and construction loan processor at Commerce Bank and one year as the human resources manager at Curtis 1000. She was born in Hutchinson, Kan., where she attended Hutchinson High School. She graduated with a business degree from Baker University.

Administrative Assistant 15th Year

Luman and her husband David have four children, Lindsey, Chris, Jessica and Katie. She enjoys traveling and scrapbooking.

Milan Donley

On Nov. 1, 2006, Milan Donley was named the events coordinator as well as meet director for the Kansas Relays. Donley was the horizontal jumps coach for the Jayhawks for seven seasons. For his oustanding coaching efforts in 2005, the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association named Donley the Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Prior to coming to KU, Donley guided 17 All-Americans, two national champions, four Olympic team members, two U.S. champions and two American record holders.

Events Coordinator Ninth Year Donley and his wife, Julie, reside in Lawrence with their three children, Hailey, Ethan and Anna.

Tegan Thornberry

Tegan Thornberry started at Kansas Athletics in August, 2003 and serves as the travel manager. Her main responsibilities are overseeing all travel operations and making sure each team’s trips run smoothly. She specializes in postseason travel and local hotel liaison. Thornberry was a member of the Kansas golf team and also worked as a men’s basketball manager while in school. She also spent time as a baseball operations intern for the Kansas City Royals. Thornberry earned her bachelor’s degree in sports and fitness management and her master’s in sport studies at KU.

Travel Manager Eighth Year

She was born in Seoul, South Korea and attended Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kan. While in high school she played softball and golf. Thornberry is a member of the Society of Collegiate Travel Management. Her main hobby is golf.

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Support Staff

Phil Lowcock, Ph.D.

Dr. Phil Lowcock is entering his 18th year with Kansas Athletics. He serves as the academic advisor for baseball, tennis and women’s cross country/ track & field. For the past 10 years he has been on a hiatus from working with the cross country/track and is looking forward to retunring to the programs again this season. He also works to support all of KU’s international student-athletes with admissions, immigration and visa acquisition and transition to college courses. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member in the health, sport and excersice science department and lectures a class on campus every semester. Lowcock has been teaching at KU since 1984, when he began working as a graduate teaching assistant and doctoral student in the health, sport and exercise science department. He has attained three degrees, all from Kansas; bachelor’s and master’s in education in 1985 and 1989 and a doctorate in applied sport psychology and counseling psychology in 1992. Academic Counselor The Kansas City, Kan., native is a graduate of Shawnee Missoin North and has a daughter, Megan, who is currently a sophomore in high school. In 18th Year his spare time he enjoys spending time with his daughter and their two dogs as well as rooting on the Jayhawks athletes whenever possible.

Lisa Hehman

Lisa Hehman started at Kansas Athletics in August, 2009 and serves as an academic and career counselor. Her main responsibilities are to assist student-athletes with course selection, degree choice and academic challenges. Hehman came to KU after working as the men’s basketball advisor and life skills specialist at Cleveland State from 2007-09. She also worked as a graduate assistant for student supports services at UMKC and as a high school English teacher at the Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications studies from Kansas and her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from UMKC. Academic Counselor Hehman was born in Detroit, Mich., and attended Blue Springs South (Mo.) High School, where she participated in swimming. Third Year

Katie Martincich

Katie Martincich is in her first year with Academic Support. She will be assisting the cross country/track & field academic counselors with administrative and counseling responsibilities. Before she came to KU she worked at the Cerner Corporation in Kansas City. There, she worked as a programs coordinator as well as a business analyst. In 2009, Martincich earned bachelors’ degrees in both business marketing and sports and fitness management from KU. She is currently working towards a master’s in education while she works as a graduate student in the academic support offices. Martinchich was a four year letterwinner for the KU volleyball team from 2006-09 and was the recipient of the 2008 Big 12 Sportsman of the Year award, as well as the 2009 KU Women of Distinction Award. She also was named to the Academic All-Big 12 lists on numerous occasions. Originally from Shawnee, Kan., Martincich grew up with two older sisters Lisa (30) and Laura (28). In her spare time she coaches a club volleyball team in Kansas City. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family and loves listening to live music.

Academic Programs Coordinator First Year

Maggie Mountsier Maggie Mountsier is in her second year as an athletic trainer for the men’s and women’s cross country/track & field teams. Her main responsibilities include prevention of injuries, evaluation and assessment of injuries, taping/bracing and rehabilitation/reconditioning. Mountsier is currently completing her master’s in health education from KU and is anticipating to graduate in May of 2012. She earned a bachelor’s degree of science in kinesiology and health from Iowa State University in the spring of 2010. While at Iowa State, she worked as an athletic training student for two years. Mountsier originally hails from Urbandale, Iowa and attended Urbandale High School where she was a member fo the swimming and golf teams. She has two older brothers Cliff (26) and Andrew (23) and enjoys spending time with friends and family in her spare time, as well as playing golf and watching movies.

Athletic Trainer Second Year

Zack Sanchez

This is Zack Sanchez’s first year working with the KU training staff. His duties include covering the athletic training duties for both the cross country and track & field teams as well as being the department’s orthotics specialist and the visiting team information correspondent. Sanchez brings several years of experience as a trainer with other top cross country and track and field programs from around the country to KU. Before arriving in Lawrence, he worked at school’s such as Kentucky, Colorado and Florida. He earned his athletic training certification at the University of Florida in 2008. Sanchez, who is originally from Tampa, Fla., is preparing to marry his fiance, Courtney Krebs, in January. In his spare time he enjoys running, spending time with his fiance and watching premier league soccer.

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Athletic Trainer First Year


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Kansas Jayhawks

The Men of Kansas

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Men’s Preview

T

he KU men return the bulk of the runners that combined for much of their success in 2010. Even though the Jayhawks lose the leadership and experience of outgoing senior Nick Caprario, several other men are fit to fill his spot at the front of the pack. The Jayhawks will once again be led by senior Donny Wasinger who has been the team’s top performer for the past three seasons. The Winona, Minn., native is coming off a season where he was an All-Big 12 selection after his 13th-place finish at the conference meet, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships for his 10th-place finish at the NCAA Regionals, broke the 25-minute mark in each 8K race he competed in and became the first KU male to take part in the NCAA Championships since 2007. “Donny really had it figured out last year,” said assistant coach Mike Whittlesey. “He learned an awful lot throughout the season and gained a lot of confidence in himself and a lot of aggressiveness from a racing standpoint. I expect him to be up there at the top of the conference and go for AllAmerican.” With Wasinger looking to build on his already impressive resume, the coaches are hoping he can lead his teammates to a top finish at the conference and NCAA meets. “It’s those seasoned veterans that know how to train and mentally prepare for the big races and I think that’s where Donny is right now,” added Coach Redwine. “That will make him a great leader for this team because of his great experience.” Wasinger isn’t the only upperclassman looking to end his career in Lawrence on a high note. Fellow senior Austin Bussing was consistently a top performer for the Jayhawks in 2010, coming in as KU’s third finisher three times on the season. Bussing and Wasinger will be joined by fellow upperclassman Zach Zarda as the veteran leaders of this year’s men’s squad. Zarda saw action in two meets for the Jayhawks last season; the highlights coming in top-10 finishes at the both the Bob Timmons Classic and Missouri Cross Country Challenge. The veteran leadership and knowledge of these three fourth-year men will be a key ingredient for the success of the 2011 campaign.

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Junior Josh Baden is coming off a fantastic sophomore season in 2010. He was one of only two Jayhawks to compete in all six meets, finishing in the team’s top four in four those races. Rounding out the upperclassmen for the men are Sean Proehl and Eric Dyson, who each bring speed and athleticism to give the team a more complete skill set. The KU men also return a strong class of sophomores that bring experience beyond their years. Jose Muñoz, Josh Munsch and Nikki Trooien-Smith were each members of the seven-man team that competed in the Big 12 Championships a year ago. Trooien-Smith and Muñoz also saw action at the Midwest Regionals, giving them experience few sophomores can bolster. Those three men being on the front lines for the Jayhawks this season will be instrumental in KU’s accomplishments. “We talked about the goals all summer long with this group of juniors and sophomores,” said Coach Whittlesey. “About how we need to be more effective as a team, and how we can’t just depend on the seniors to do it all this year. They’ve been training great this summer and hopefully it will show in the results come the first meet.” Rounding out the men’s team depth will be a group of five eager redshirt freshmen who have spent a year honing their skills at the collegiate level. Conner Day, James Wilson and Emilio Trujillo are a few who could help the KU men surprise teams around the country this year. “We redshirted a lot of freshmen last year so we’re expecting a much tighter pack from our guys,” Coach Whittlesey explained. “They really give us a well-rounded component to our group and it gives us a shot to run with any team in the country.” In addition, coaches Redwine and Whittlesey again have a talented and enthusiastic group of incoming freshmen that will be expected to contribute early and often to the season’s success. Six true freshmen are expected to suit up in the Crimson and Blue this year, all of which were the top performers for their respective high school teams.


Men’s Roster

2011 Roster Name

Josh Baden Reid Buchanan Austin Bussing Conner Day Eric Dyson Phillip Freeman Alex Galli Gabe Gonzalez Josh Harsin Evan Landes Jose Muñoz Josh Munsch Sean Proehl Clay Schneider Kaman Schneider Logan Sloan Brendan Soucie Nikki Trooien-Smith Emilio Trujillo Donny Wasinger Ben Wilson James Wilson Zach Zarda

Year

RS-Jr. Fr. Sr. RS-Fr. RS-Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. RS-Fr. RS-Fr. So. So. RS-Jr. RS-Sr. RS-Jr. Fr. RS-Fr. So. RS-Fr. Sr. Jr. RS-Fr. RS-Jr.

Hometown(HS/Previous College)

Colby, Kan. (Colby HS) Manhattan, Kan. (Manhattan HS) Houston, Texas (James E. Taylor HS) Fairview, Texas (Lovejoy HS) Fountain Valley, Calif. (Fountain Valley HS) Rogers, Ark. (Rogers HS) Lebanon, Pa. (Cedar Crest HS) Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS) Omaha, Neb. (Blair HS) Mulvane, Kan. (Mulvane HS) Rio Rico, Ariz. (Rio Rico HS) Hays, Kan. (Hays HS) San Diego, Calif. (Rancho Bernardo HS) Topeka, Kan. (Seaman HS) Tribune, Kan. (Greeley County HS) Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS) Osawatomie, Kan. (Osawatomie HS) Mulvane, Kan. (Mulvane HS) Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sierra HS) Winona, Minn. (Cotter HS) Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence HS/N. Colorado) Abilene, Kan. (Abilene HS) Shawnee, Kan. (Maranatha Academy)

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Seniors

Austin

THE BUSSING FILE

BUSSING 6-2 • Senior Houston, Texas (James E. Taylor HS) JUNIOR (2010) Competed in five meets for the Jayhawks, finishing among the top-three KU finishers in all but one race... Top finish came at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), where he finished fifth with an 8K time of 26:06.09... Notched a career-best 8K time at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 2), placing 99th in 25:01.60... Finished 48th at his second Big 12 Championships meet (Oct. 30), crossing the finish line in 25:46.96... Ran in his first Midwest Regional meet (Nov. 13), running a 10k time of 32:02.34 and finishing 82nd... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team for second-consecutive season. SOPHOMORE (2009) Was among the Jayhawks’ top-five finishers in five of the six meets in which he competed... Posted a career-best 8K time of 25:26 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 3), where he also had a season-best team-finish of third, while placing 62nd overall... Clocked in at 25:30 at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (Oct. 17) to take 123rd... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 31), finishing in 62nd in an 8K time of 26:44.50... Selected as a member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. FRESHMAN (2008) Ran unattached at the Bob Timmons Classic, finishing in 16th place with an 8K time of 26:59.60... Placed 17th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with an 8K time of 28:00.68... Ran a 26:50 (8K) at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree... Recorded a personal-best 8K time of 26:36.30 to finish 91st in the Men’s Open Race at the ISU Pre-Nationals. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman in both track and cross country... Was team captain of his cross country team as a junior and senior... Qualified for state as a senior in 2007... Regional qualifier 2005-2007... Three-year regional track qualifier... A two-time team MVP in track... Was a four-year academic/athletic all-star. PERSONAL Full name is Greg Austin Bussing... Son of Greg and Dorothy Bussing... Born in St. Louis, Mo... Majoring in political science with minors in journalism and English... His aunt, Heather, attended KU. CAREER-BEST TIMES 6K: 19:39.37 8K: 25:01.60 10K: 32:02.34 CAREER RESULTS

2009 2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:39.37 (9th) Missouri XC Challenge: 26:06.09 (5th) Missouri XC Challenge: 26:17.5 (4th) Wisconsin adidas Inv.: 25:01.60 (99th) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 25:26 (62nd) ISU Pre-Nationals: 25:21.00 (132nd) ISU Pre-Nationals: 25:30 (123rd) Big 12 Championships: 25:46.96 (48th) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 32:02.34 (82nd) Big 12 Championships: 26:44.50 (62nd) 2008 Bob Timmons Classic: 26:59.60 (16th) Missouri XC Challenge: 28:00.68 (17th) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 26:50 (102nd) ISU Pre-Nationals: 26:36.30 (91st, Open Division)

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Nickname(s).................................... “Boston”, “Boss”, “The Buss”, “Old Greg” Favorite subject(s)..............................political science, American literature Favorite food(s)................macaroni and cheese, chicken pot pie, ice cream Favorite TV show(s).....................................................“The Office”, “Dexter” Most played song(s) on my iPod............................... anything by Blink 182 After college I plan on..................................................going to grad school Pre-race ritual..............................................................listening to Eminem Favorite actor.............................................................................Chris Farley Biggest accomplishment.............. getting sixth in the Big 12 Steeplechase Favorite TV sports personality..................................................Kenny Smith First job.........................................................................................lifeguard Favorite movie(s)...... Tommy Boy, Remember the Titans, Dumb and Dumber Best place(s) to eat in Lawrence................................ Zen Zero, Papa Keno’s Favorite pro athlete........................................................Hakeem Olajuwon Favorite pro team..............................................................Houston Rockets Favorite video game................................................................ “Mario Kart” If I could meet one historical figure, it would be.............. Thomas Jefferson My motto..........................................................“Everything I do, I do it big” Items on my bucket list............................ run a marathon, travel the world


Seniors

Clay

THE SCHNEIDER FILE

Favorite subject(s).................................................... poetry, literary theory Favorite food(s)....................................................................anything spicy Favorite meal................................................................................ Thai food Favorite TV show......................................................................“Family Guy” Most played song on my iPod..................................“99 Problems” by Hugo Favorite hobby other than running..................................................reading Favorite vacation spot................................................... San Fransisco, Calif. Actor who would play me in my life story...............................James Franco Worst habit..................................................................................being late Website bookmarked on my computer...................... Liberty Hall’s website Favorite movie(s)...................................................Howl, Gods and Generals Best place to eat in Lawrence..................................................Aladdin Cafe Favorite pro athlete(s).................................... Lauren Bonds, Paul Hefferon Toughest course I’ve ever run...........................Ottawa High School’s course If I could meet one historical figure, it would be...................Walt Whitman The best thing about KU is..................................................the atmosphere Talent I would most like to have............................................ being flexible Favorite value in others......................................... being truthful to oneself My hero................................................................................Allen Ginsberg

SCHNEIDER 6-3 • (RS) Senior Topeka, Kan. (Seaman HS) JUNIOR (2010) Clocked in with a career-best 8K time of 27:26.63 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), finishing 19th... Collected first career top-10 finish at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4), crossing the finish line in a 6k time of 19:51.70 to finish ninth. SOPHOMORE (2009) Ran in two events during his sophomore campaign... Posted a 6K time of 20:57.38 at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 5)... Clocked in at 28:00.80 to take 24th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 12). RS-FRESHMAN (2008) Ran in four races for the Jayhawks... Finished 34th at the Bob Timmons Classic in an 8K time of 27:38.60... Placed 21st at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with an 8K time of 28:29.72... Posted a personal-best 8K time of 26:46 to finish in 75th place at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree... Ran a 27:40.10 in the Men’s Open Race at the ISU Pre-Nationals. FRESHMAN (2007) Utilized Redshirt Season HIGH SCHOOL Ran both cross country and track at Seaman High School... 2007 Kansas state champion in the 1,600-meter run... 2007 runner-up at the Kansas state cross country championships. PERSONAL Son of Donald and Lucinda Schneider... Grandfather, Larry Schneider. was a member of the KU track and field team... Majoring in creative writing.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 6K: 19:51.70 8K: 27:26.63 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:51.70 (9th) Missouri XC Challenge: 27:26.63 (19th)

2009 Bob Timmons Classic: 20:57.38 (29th) Missouri XC Challenge: 28:00.80 (24th)

2008 Bob Timmons Classic: 27:38.60 (34th) Missouri XC Challenge: 28:29.72 (21st) ISU Pre-Nationals: 27:40.10 (121st, Open Division)

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Seniors

Donny

THE WASINGER FILE

WASINGER 5-11 • Senior Winona, Minn. (Cotter HS) JUNIOR (2010) The Jayhawks’ No. 1 performer for the second-consecutive season, was the top Kansas finisher in all five meets he competed in... Was the first Kansas male to compete at the NCAA Championship meet (Nov. 22) since 2007, where he finished 233rd with a 10K time 33:02.7... Only Jayhawk to break the 25:00 mark in an 8K meet, which he accomplished twice... Collected first collegiate win at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), crossing the finish line in an 8K time of 25:17.45... Top 8K time of the season came at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 2) with a mark of 24:02.80, placing 24th... Earned All-Big 12 honors with a 13th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 30), crossing the finish line in 24:40.04... With his finish at the Big 12 Championships, he became just the fifth Jayhawk in history to be Kansas’ top finisher in three-straight conference meets... Earned an at-large spot at the NCAA Championship meet by way of a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional (Nov. 13), running a 10K time of 30:05.30, a career best... USTFCCCA All-Region selection. SOPHOMORE (2009) Had a highly impressive sophomore season, as he was the Jayhawks’ No. 1 finisher in all six meets and was one of only two KU athletes to run a sub-25:00 8K throughout the season... Was the runnerup at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 12), crossing the finish line in 26:05.30... Ran a career-best 8K time of 24:38.10 at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (Oct. 17), where he finished 42nd overall in a field of 236 runners... Took 35th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 14) with a career-best 10K time of 31:58.20. FRESHMAN (2008) Competed in all six meets as a true freshman, while leading the team in four of six races, including the final three meets of the season... Placed fifth in his debut at the Bob Timmons Classic in an 8K time of 25:56... Recorded a 19th-place finish at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with an 8K time of 28:07.80... Posted an 8K time of 25:48 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree to finish 43rd... Ran a 25:21.10 at the ISU Pre-Nationals... Finished in 28th place at the Big 12 Championships after running a personal-best 8K time of 25:17.63... Led the Jayhawks at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 10K time of 32:09.80 to place 28th. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years in both cross country and track... Two-year letterman in both swimming and Nordic skiing... 2007 state champion in cross country... Conference champion in cross country in 2007... Cross country state runner-up in 2006... Named cross country team MVP three times (20052007)... All-conference selection in cross country all four years (2004-2007)... Three-time cross country all-state selection (2005-2007)... Was named all-conference in track all four years (20052008)... Back-to-back state championships in both the 1,600 meters and the 3,200 meters (20072008)... Broke the state record in the 1,600 meters with his 2008 state championship performance... State runner-up in the 3,200 meters in 2006. PERSONAL Son of Tony and Marti Wasinger... Born in St. Louis, Mo... Majoring in general studies.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 6K: 19:24.13 8K: 24:02.80 10K: 30:05.30 CAREER RESULTS 2009 (cont.) 2010 Missouri XC Challenge: 25:17.45 (1st) Wisconsin adidas Inv.: 24:02.80 (24th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 24:33.70 (47th) Big 12 Championships: 24:40.04 (13th) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 30:05.30 (10th) NCAA Championships: 33:02.70 (233rd) 2009 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:24.13 (3rd) Missouri XC Challenge: 26:05.30 (2nd) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 25:48 (43rd)

ISU Pre-Nationals: 24:38.10 (42nd) Big 12 Champioships: 31:58.20 (35th) NCAA Midwest Regional: 31:58.20 (35th) 2008 Bob Timmons Classic: 25:56 (5th) Missouri XC Challenge: 28:07.80 (19th) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 25:48 (43rd) ISU Pre-Nationals: 25:21.10 (160th) Big 12 Champioships: 25:17.63 (28th) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 32:09.80 (28th)

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Nickname(s)................................. “Dragon”, “Hurricane”, “Optimus Prime” Favorite subjects.......................................................... western civ, poetry Favorite TV show................................................. “Pardon the Interuption” If If I could switch places with one person, it would be.......Coach Whittlesey After college I plan on..........coaching and persuing proffessional running Favorite meal............................................................. my opponents’ tears Pre-race ritual(s)................................. eating Pop Tarts, listening to music Favorite actor..................................................................... Edward Norton Favorite vacation spot....................................................... Cancun, Mexico Favorite pro running stars.......................Billy Mills, Jim Ryun, Wes Santee Favorite movie(s)....................................... Lord of the Rings, Forrest Gump Favorite pro team.............................................. Minnesota Timberwolves If I could meet one historical figure, it would be...............Roger Bannister Favorite TV sports personality................................................John Clayton The best thing about KU is................................................. my teammates Favorite video game.............................................................“Call of Duty” Talent I would most like to have.......................................the ability to fly Favorite value in others................................................................ integrity My motto................................................................“Never be afraid. Ever.”


Juniors

Josh

THE BADEN FILE

Favorite subjects................................................................................math Favorite meal.....................................“The Bill Self” from 23rd St. Brewery Favorite TV show(s)........................................“Eureka”, “The Twilight Zone” Most played song on my iPod...............................anything by The Beatles After college I plan on.................................................Running marathons Biggest Accomplishment...... being named my high school’s valedictorian Favorite vacation spot............................................................Disney World Dream Vacation spot(s)..................................................... London, Sydney Actor who would play me in my life story...........................Orlando Bloom First Job................................................. waiting tables at Montana Mike’s Favorite pro athlete(s)................................. Dan Marino, Peyton Manning Favorite pro team..............................................................Miami Dolphins Best place in Lawrence to eat.....................................23rd Street Brewery Favorite video game...............................................................“Uncharted” Not many people know this about me.......I took 10 years of piano lessons If I could meet one historical figure, it would be...............Jesus or Einstein Outside of cross country my greatest talent is....................................math My Hero(s)........................................................Dan Marino, Chris Salinsky Items on my bucket list.................. run a marathon, live in three centuries

BADEN 5-10 • (RS) Junior Colby, Kan. (Colby HS) SOPHOMORE (2010) Competed in all six meets for the Jayhawks, with his top finish coming at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4), a sixth-place finish... Ran a career-best 8k time of 25:34.60 at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (Oct. 16), finishing 147th... Ran at the Big 12 Championships for the second-consecutive season, posting a 49th-place finish with a time of 25:52.99... Was one of six Jayhawks to run at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet, crossing the finish line in a 10K time of 31:40.53 and placing 64th... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2009) Was a member of the Jayhawks’ travel squad for much of the season, competing in five of six meets... Posted a season-best 8K time of 25:47.60 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 30), where he finished sixth on the squad and 82nd overall in a field of 245 competitors... Ran a 25:59.30 at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (Oct. 17)... Competed at the Big 12 Championships, posting an 8K time of 27:04.58 to take 71st place. FRESHMAN (2008) Utilized Redshirt HIGH SCHOOL Competed in both cross country and track at Colby High School... Runner-up at the 2007 Kansas Class 4A State Cross Country Championships... All-state as a senior in 2007... Member of the Kansas all-state academic team in 2006 and 2007... NWKL Academic All-League 2004-2007... Selected to the all-league team in 2004 and 2005... Runner-up in the 3,200 meters at the 2008 Kansas Track and Field State Championships... Placed third in the 1,600 meters at the 2008 state track and field meet... Finished in third place at state in the 800 meters... Fourth place in the 1,600 meters at the 2007 state track and field meet... Placed third in the 3,200 meters at the 2007 state meet... Sixth place at state in 2006 as a sophomore in the 3,200 meters. PERSONAL Son of Leo and Janice Baden... Born in Superior, Neb... High school valedictorian... Majoring in math. CAREER-BEST TIMES 6K: 19:16 8K: 25:34.60 10K: 31:40.53 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:16 (6th) Missouri XC Challenge: 26:56.44 (12th) Wisconsin adidas Inv.: 26:04.00 (132nd) ISU Pre-Nationals: 25:34.60 (147th) Big 12 Championships: 25:52.99 (49th) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 31:40.53 (64th)

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2009 Bob Timmons Classic: 20:12.63 (15th) Missouri XC Challenge: 26:42.2 (12th) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 25:47.60 (82th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 25:59.30 (169th) Big 12 Championships: 27:04.58 (71st)


Juniors THE PROEHL FILE

Sean

Proehl 6-3 • (RS) Junior San Diego, Calif. (Rancho Bernardo HS) SOPHOMORE (2010) Competed in two meets for the Jayhawks, finishing in the top-21 in both... Collected a 17th-place finish at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4), crossing the finish line in 20:16.60... Ran an 8K time of 28:04.51 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), finishing 21st. RS-FRESHMAN (2009) Did not compete for Kansas in any events FRESHMAN (2008) Utilized Redshirt Season HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years in track and cross country... Selected to all-league and AllCalifornia Interscholastic Federation (CIF) first teams in 2007... Placed fourth at the league finals in 2007... Finished in 10th place at the 2007 CIF finals... Was his team’s No. 2 runner in 2006... Fourth man at CIF in 2005... Made the top seven at CIF as a freshman in 2004... Earned first team all-league in track. PERSONAL Son of Pam and Gerry Proehl... Born in Overland Park, Kan... Majoring in marketing... Sister, Meghan Proehl, was a member of the KU swimming and diving team (2006-10).

CAREER-BEST TIMES 6K: 20:16.60 8K: 28:04.51 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 20:16.60 (17th) Missouri XC Challenge: 28:04.51 (21st)

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Nickname............................................................................ “Ricky Proehl” Favorite subject..................................................................... business law Favorite food....................................................................California Burrito Favorite TV show......................................................................“The Office” Most played song on my iPod....“Californication” by RedHot Chilli Peppers If I could switch places with one person, it would be.........Leonardo DiCaprio After college I plan on..................................................going to law school Favorite hobby other than running.........................................playing pool Pre-race ritual.................................................................listening to music Toughest course I’ve ever run..............................................Rim Rock Farm Favorite vacation spot........................................................ Cabo San Lucas Favorite pro runnin star.............................................................. Billy Mills First job................................................................................soccer referee Favorite movie...............................................................................Top Gun Favorite pro team........................................................San Diego Chargers Not many people know this about me........................................I can cook If you walked into my dorm room, you would notice................ how clean it is If I could meet one historical figure it would be...................Steve Prefontaine Items on my buckert list include..........going to the moon, visiting Antarctica


Juniors THE SCHNEIDER FILE

Kaman

Favorite subject............................................................................ anatomy Favorite food(s)....................................................... lasagna and spaghetti After college I plan on............................................ changing people’s lives Favorite vacation spot............................................................Tribune, Kan. Biggest accomplishment....................................................never giving up Favorite value in others.............................................................. hard work

Schneider 6-3 • (RS) Junior Tribune, Kan. (Greeley County HS) SOPHOMORE (2010) Competed in three meets for the Jayhawks during his freshman campaign... Top finish came at Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4), running a 6K time of 19:38.20 and finishing eighth... Season’s best 8K time came in the open race at ISU Pre-Nationals (Oct. 16), crossing the finish line in 27:00 and finishing 87th... Placed 18th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11) and ran an 8K time of 27:24.47. FRESHMEN (2009) Utilized Redshirt Season HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in track, cross country and basketball... Class 1A 1,600 meters champion his junior year (2008)... Member of the Greeley County High School third-place state cross country team (2007)... Valedictorian of his class... Named to the academic all-state team in 2007 and 2008. PERSONAL Son of Dirk and Darcy Schneider... Majoring in genetics with a minor in business... Has two siblings, Kellum and Kennedy.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 6K: 19:38.20 8K: 27:00 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:38.20 (8th) Missouri XC Challenge: 27:24.47 (18th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 27:00 (87th, open race)

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Juniors THE WILSON FILE

Ben

Wilson 5-8 • Junior Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence HS) SOPHOMORE (2010) Competed in three meets for the Jayhawks... Collected a 10th-place finish at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4), crossing the finish line in a 6K time of 19:52.00... Season’s top 8K time came at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet, a 69thplace finish in the open race, clocking a time of 26:38.90. AT NORTHERN COLORADO (2009) Clocked an 8K time of 26:24 during the 2009 season... Named to the Academic All-Big Sky team in 2009. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in cross country three years in a row... Selected as team captain his senior year (2008)... Led his cross country team to its first-ever state title and was named to the all-state, all-region, all-area and all-league teams... State qualifier in the 800 meters, 1600 meters and 4x800 meter relay. PERSONAL Son of Mark and Amy Wilson... Aunt, Beth Llewellyn, ran track and played field hockey at KU... Majoring in sports management... Would like to be an athletic director... Has one sister, Kensley.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 6K: 19:38.20 8K: 27:00 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:52.00 (10th) Missouri XC Challenge: 27:20.15 (17th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 26:38.90 (69th, open race)

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Favorite subject......................................................... sports management Favorite food........................................................... spaghetti with shrimp Most played songs on my iPod................................anything by Bob Dylan If I could switch lives with a person for a day, it would be..........Tom Brady After college I plan on............................becoming the KU athletic director Favorite hobby other than running.......................................longboarding Pre-race ritual.......................................shuffle backwards to the start line Superstition........................................must have a lot of knots in my laces Favorite actor(s)............................. Denzel Washington, Woody Harrelson Favorite vacation spot.............................................................. Rome, Italy Worst habit.......................................................................eating too much Favorite movie(s).................................White Men Can’t Jump, Harry Potter Favorit pro athlete(s)..........Manu Ginobli, John Stockton, David Robinson Not many people know this about me.......I’ve changed majors three times If I could meet one histortical figure, it would be...................... Bob Dylan The best thing about KU is..................................................my teammates Favorite value in others....................................................................loyalty My hero(s)................................................................................my parents Items on my bucket list...........surfing, visiting the seven wonders of the world


Juniors

Zach

THE ZARDA FILE

Favorite subject.....................................................................business law Favorite food(s) . ...................................................steak, sushi, bar-b-que After college I plan on........................................... making stack of money Favorite hobby other than running..................................... wakeboarding Pre-race ritual................................................................................praying Favorite Actor.......................................................................Harrison Ford Favorite vacation spot........................................... Interlaken, Switzerland Actor who would play me in my life story....................................Al Pacino Worst habit.........................................................................biting my nails Favorite movie(s)........................................................................ Star Wars Best place(s)to eat in Lawrence..................23rd Street Brewery, Yello Sub Favorite video game.............................................................. “Mario Kart” If you walked into my dorm room, you would notice my.....Star Wars posters If I could meet a historical figure, it wuold be................ Thomas Jefferson I chose KU because................................................ I’ve been a lifelong fan The best thing about KU is........................................................the people A talent I would most like to have is................................. public speaking Favorite value in others.....................................................trustworthiness My motto.......................................................“Don’t miss an opportunity”

Zarda 5-11 • (RS) Junior Shawnee, Kan. (Maranatha Academy)

JUNIOR (2010) Competed in two meets for the Jayhawks in his junior campaign, collecting top-five finishes in both... Was the Jayhawks’ top finisher at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4) with a second-place finish and a 6K time of 19:01.30... Placed fourth at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), crossing the finish line in an 8K time of 26:06.09... Named to the Big 12 All-Academic First Team. SOPHOMORE (2009) Was one of four sophomores to compete in all six meets for the Crimson and Blue... Finished second on the team and third overall at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 12) with an 8K time of 26:11.20... Turned in a career-best 8K time of 25:47.60 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 3)... Competed in his first collegiate 10K race at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 14), posting an impressive time of 32:35.50 to finish third for the Jayhawks and 52nd overall... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. FRESHMAN (2008) Competed in five of six races as a true freshman... Finished eighth as an unattached runner in his debut at the Bob Timmons Classic with a personal-best 8K time of 25:59.90... Named Big 12 Runner of the Week (Sept. 13) after leading the Jayhawks and placing sixth overall at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge in an 8K time of 27:12.87... Placed 62nd at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree in an 8K time of 26:16... Recorded a 58th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships after running the 8K race in 26:15.08. HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterman in cross country, track and soccer... Three-time all-state selection for cross country (2005-2007)... Kansas 2A cross country state runner-up in 2007... MVP of his cross country team as a senior in 2007... Received First Team All-Metro (Kansas City) honors in 2007... Earned academic all-state three times (2005-2007)... Third place at Kansas 2A cross country state championships in 2006... Finished ninth at the Kansas 3A cross country state championships in 2005... 2A state champion in track in the 3,200 meters and the 1,600 meters (2008)... Kansas 2A state record holder in the 3,200 meters... Named most valuable runner for track in 2006 and 2008... Member of state champion soccer team in 2004... Made two other appearances at the state soccer tournament (2005 and 2006), helping his team to third and fourth-place finishes, respectively. PERSONAL Son of Bernie and Karen Zarda... Born in Shawnee, Kan... Valedictorian of his high school class... Has three siblings, Riley (25), Andrew (24) and Bethany (19)... Parents Bernie and Karen and brother Andrew attended KU... Majoring in finance and supply chain management. CAREER-BEST TIMES 6K: 19:51.70 8K: 27:26.63

CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:01.30 (1st) Missouri XC Challenge: 26:04.88 (4th) 2008 Bob Timmons Classic: 25:59.90 (8th) Missouri XC Challenge: 27:12.87 (6th) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 26:16 (62nd) ISU Pre-Nationals: 26:12.20 (226th) Big 12 Championships: 26:15.08 (58th)

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2009 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:38.58 (7th) Missouri XC Challenge: 26:11.20 (3rd) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 25:47.60 (83rd) ISU Pre-Nationals: 25:52.20 (20th) Big 12 Championships: 26:47.84 (64th) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 32:35.50 (52nd)


Sophomores THE MUÑOZ FILE

Jose

Muñoz 5-10 • Sophomore Rio Rico, Ariz. (Rio Rico HS) FRESHMAN (2010) In his first season as a Jayhawk, competed in all six meets for the Crimson and Blue, notching two top-10 finishes... Season-best 8K time came at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 2), crossing the finish line in 25:23.50 and placing 112th... Finished seventh at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), running an 8K time of 26:21.75... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 30), notching a 62nd-place finish with an 8K time of 26:34.59... Paced 147th at his first NCAA Midwest Regional meet, crossing the finish line in a 10K time of 33:45.25. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in track and cross country... Named first team allstate cross country 2007-2009... Nike cross country finalist... Member of the Rio Rico High School state champion cross country team in 2006 and 2008... Named to the honor roll. PERSONAL Son of Jose Luis and Maria Muñoz... Majoring in sport management... Has one brother, Mario, and one sister, Jacelyn... Aspires to be a coach after college.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 6K: 19:06.90 8K: 25:23.50 10K: 33:45.25 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:06.90 (5th) Missouri XC Challenge: 26:21.75 (7th) Wisconsin adidas Invit.: 25:23.50 (112th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 26:09.00 (194th) Big 12 Championships: 26:34.59 (62nd) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 33:45.25 (147th)

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Nickname.........................................................................................“Jopa” Favorite meal(s)............................................................Carne Asada, Tacos Favorite TV Show..................................................................“Sportscenter” Most played song on my iPod.................“Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey After college I plan on.................................................................. coaching Favorite hobby other than running.................................... being outdoors Pre-race ritual............................ listening to music and visulizing my race Favorite actor.............................................................................Will Smith Toughest course(s) I have ever run.........................Mt. Sac, Rim Rock Farm Dream vacation spot........................................................................Hawaii Favorite pro-running stars....................................Bernard Lagat, Ryan Hall Worst habit.................................................................................being late Favorite pro athlete.............................................................Michael Jordan Website bookmarked on my computer.....................................letsrun.com Favorite pro team(s)................... Arizona Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Celtics Best thing about KU is...................the campus and the cross country team A talent I would like to have is...................................... the ability to dunk Favorite value(s) in others............................................ honesty, joyfulness Items on my bucket list..................... traveling the world, enjoy my family


Sophomores THE MUNSCH FILE

Nickname................................................................................... “J-Boogie” Favorite subject.............................................................. organic chemistry Favorite food.............................................................................cheesecake Toughest course I have ever run..........................................Rim Rock Farm Favorite TV show(s)..............................“Parks and Rec”, “Lost”, “The Office” Favorite hobby other than running........................................ volunteering Song played most on my iPod....... “Return of the Mack” by Mark Morrison Favorite Actor.................................................................Leonardo DiCaprio Pre-race ritual......................................................................... warming up Favorite vacation spot....................................................................Jamaica Favorite sports personality.................................................... Chris Berman Favorite pro-running star.............................................................Jim Ryun Favorite movie..................................................................... V for Vendetta Best place to eat in Lawrence.................................................Pizza Shuttle Favorite pro team.............................................................................Chiefs Favorite pro athlete....................................................................Tim Tebow Not many people know this about me..................................I like to dance Talent I would like most to have............................................ability to sing My hero(s).............................................................................my dad, Jesus

Josh

Munsch 6-4 • Sophomore Hays, Kan. (Hays HS)

FRESHMAN (2010) Competed in five meets in his debut season for the Jayhawks, notching two top-10 finishes... Placed fourth at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 9) with a 6K time of 19:06.50, his highest finish of the season... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 30), crossing the finish line in an 8K time of 26:40.87 and placing 67th... Best 8K time of the season came at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 2), crossing the finish line in 25:28.50 and finishing 132nd... Placed ninth at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), running an 8K time of 26:33.93. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track... Selected as Hays High School’s M.V.P. all four years... Named Hays High School Athlete of the Year his senior year (2010)... Member of the 5A regional and state champion track and field teams (2010)... Named to the academic all-state team his junior and senior years (2008 and 2009). PERSONAL Son of Cory and Pam Munsch... Majoring in design with a minor in business... Has two siblings, Leighton and Landon... Favorite subject is organic chemistry.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 6K: 19:06.50 8K: 25:28.50 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:06.50 (4th) Missouri XC Challenge: 26:33.93 (9th) Wisconsin adidas Invit.: 25:28.50 (116th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 25:40.90 (159th) Big 12 Championships: 26:40.87 (67th)

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Sophomores THE TROOIEN-SMITH FILE

Nikki

Trooien-Smith 6-0 • Sophomore Mulvane, Kan. (Mulvane HS) FRESHMAN (2010) Competed in all six meets for the Jayhawks in only his first season with the team... Season’s top 8K time came at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 2), finishing in 26:23.70 and placing 137th... Top finish was 11th, coming at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4) where he notched a 6K time of 19:53.90... Ran at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 30), placing 77th with an 8K time of 27:40:19... One of six Jayhawks to compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet (Nov. 13), running a 10K time of 32:59.25 and placing 127th. HIGH SCHOOL Three-time member of the Mulvane High School state champion cross country team (2007-2009)... Valedictorian of his class. PERSONAL Son of Jon Smith and Patricia Trooien... Majoring in both English and philosophy... Has two brothers, Lucas and Liam.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 6K: 19:53.90 8K: 26:23.70 10K: 32.59.25 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:53.90 (11th) Missouri XC Challenge: 27:32.68 (20th) Wisconsin adidas Invit.: 26:23.70 (137th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 26:33.70 (62nd, open race) Big 12 Championships: 27:40.19 (77th) NCAA Midwest Championships: 32:59.25 (127th)

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Favorite TV show(s).......................................“Seinfeld”, “The Office”, “Lost” After college I plan on...............................................becoming a professor Favorite hobby other than running................................................... music Pre-race ritual.......................................................tuck laces into my shoes Toughest course I have ever run................................................. Chapparal Dream vacation spot(s)................................................Alaska, Switzerland Favorite pre-running stars.....................................................Nate Brannen If I could meet one histortical figure, it would be..............Andrew Jackson


Newcomers/Freshmen

Eric

Conner

5-11 • (RS) Senior Fountain Valley, Calif. (Fountain Valley HS)

6-0 • (RS) Freshman Fairview, Texas (Lovejoy HS)

Day

Dyson

HIGH SCHOOL Ran for coach Martin Barratti at Fountain Valley High School.

FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized Redshirt Season

PERSONAL Son of Deryl and Patsy Dyson... Has an older sister, Emily (24)... Majoring in audiology... After college he plans on attending graduate school in San Diego.

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track... Three-year district champion in the 1,600 meters... Member of the Lovejoy High School cross country district champion team in 2008, 2009 and 2010... Placed eighth in the state cross country meet during the 2008 season and second during the 2009 season... Holds three school records: 400 meters (50.12), 800 meters (1:56.8) and 1,600 meters (4:29). PERSONAL Son of David and Anne Day... Father played football at the University of Furman... Majoring in business... Aspiring to be a writer for a television show… Has three siblings: Ryan, Lauren and Hayden.

THE DYSON FILE

Nickname.............................................................................................“Seth” Favorite subject....................................................................... sign language Favorite food(s)...........................................................................pasta, pizza Favorite TV show..................................................... “How I Met Your Mother” If I could switch places with a person for a day, it would be.... Austin Bussing After college I plan on.......................attending graduate school in San Diego Favorite hobby other than running....................................................bowling Toughest course I have ever run.......................................................... Mt. Sac First job..........................................................................movie theater usher Favorite movie................................................................................Dodgeball Best place to eat in Lawrence........................................................... Zen Zero Favorite pro team................................................................. Tampa Bay Rays Not many people know this about me..................................I’m half hispanic I got started in running because...............I wanted to get in shape for soccer If you walked into my dorm room, you would notice........ I need a cleaning lady I chose Kansas because.................................................... my family is from here The best thing about KU is.....................................................................the unity Item on my bucket list...........................................................go to the World Cup

THE DAY FILE

Favorite subject.................................................................................. English Favorite food...................................................................................... seafood Favorite TV shows................................................ “The Office”, “Sportscenter” If I could trade places with a person for a day, it would be...............Lil Wayne After college I plan on........................................writing for a television show Biggest fear(s)........................................................................ snakes, spiders Favorite actor.................................................................................Will Ferrell Toughest course I have ever run..................... Lake Highlands in Dallas, Texas Dream vacation spot........................................................................Maui, Hawaii Favorite sports personality............................... Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley Most played song(s) on my iPod....................................... anything by Lil Wayne Best place to eat in Lawrence................................................................ Dempsy’s Favorite pro athlete......................................................................... Dirk Nowitzki Favorite pro team(s).......................................................Cowboys, Mavs, Rangers I chose KU because....................................there’s good people and good scenery Favorite value in others............................................................... faith in God My motto...................................................................................“Carpe Diem” Item on my bucket list...................................................run all over the world

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Freshmen

Josh

Brendan

5-10 • (RS) Freshman Omaha, Neb. (Blair HS)

6-4 • (RS) Freshman Osawatomie, Kan. (Osawatomie HS)

Soucie

Harsin FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized Redshirt Season

FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized Redshirt Season

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track... Two-year letterwinner in baseball... Named Most Valuable Runner four consecutive years... Cross country team captain in 2009... Recognized as Blair High School’s Most Valuable Track Teammate in 2008... Nebraska Class B state champion 2008, clocking a 5K time of 16:24.6... National Honor Society member... Named a Runza student-athlete of the week.

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in track and basketball... Lettered three years in cross country and one year in football... Member of the Osawatomie High School third-place state track team in 2008... Holds five school records: 800 meters (1:52.96), 1,600 meters (4:23.1), 4X400 relay (3:21.44) which is also a state record, 4X800 (8:01.4) and the high jump (6’7”)... Seven-time state track medalist... Named to the academic all-state cross country team in 2008 and 2009... All-state honorable mention in basketball his junior and senior year (2008 and 2009).

PERSONAL Son of Darren and Sue Harsin... Father ran track at Doane College... Grandfather, Dale, was a member of the University of Nebraska at Kearney track team... Has two brothers, Zach and Drew.... Zach ran track at Nebraska Wesleyan... Majoring in political science.

THE HARSIN FILE

PERSONAL Son of Darren and Annette Soucie... Father played football at the University of Nebraska at Kearney... Majoring in pre-physical therapy... Has three siblings: Jordan, Tayler and Morgan.

THE SOUCIE FILE

Nickname..............................................................................................“Leo” Favorite subject(s)....................................................history, political science Favorite Meal.................................................................... Chicken Parmesan Favorite TV shows..................................“Psych”, “The Office”, “Parks and Rec” After college I plan on............................................ continuing my education Toughest course I have ever run..............................................Rim Rock Farm Favorite vacation spot...................................................................... Colorado Favorite sports personality................................................... Dwight Howard Actor who would play me in my life story......................... Leonardo DiCaprio Web site bookmarked on my computer.........................................IMDB.com First Job.................................................................................. Pizza Hut cook Favorite movie(s).................................. Inception, The Dark Knight, Superbad Best place to eat in Lawrence.........................................23rd Street Brewery Favorite pro team..................................................................................49ers Favorite video game.......................................................“Super Smash Bros.” If you walked into my dorm room, you would notice......... the Alicia Keys poster Talent I would most like to have..................................................... ability to sing

Favorite subject............................................................................... anatomy Favorite meal................................................................................ enchiladas Favorite TV show(s)....................................................... “The Office”, “Dexter” After college I plan on..................................... becoming a physical therapist Favorite hobby other than running................................... playing basketball Favorite TV sports personality................................................Charles Barkley Favorite movie(s)............................................... Hitch, Dark Knight, Inception Best place to eat in Lawrence.........................................23rd Street Brewery Favorite video game................................................................. “Call of Duty” If you walked into my dorm room, you would notice......the Taylor Swift poster Favorite actor.................................................................... Leonardo DiCaprio If I could meet one histortical figure, it would be....... Martin Luther King, Jr. I chose KU because...............................it was my dream since middle school Favorite pro team.................................................................................Chiefs Talent I would most like to have........................................................ singing Favorite value in others.....................................trustworthiness, faithfulness My motto........................................................................“Go big or go home” Item(s) on my bucket list................................ be on ESPN, meet Taylor Swift

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Freshmen

Emilio

James

6-0 • (RS) Freshman Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sierra HS)

5-8 • (RS) Freshman Osawatomie, Kan. (Osawatomie HS)

Wilson

Trujillo FRESHMAN (2010) Recieved a medical redshirt for the 2010 season... Competed in two meets for the Crimson and Blue, notching top-15 finishes in both... Crossed the finish line in 19:58.30 at the Bob Timmons Classic, placing 13th... Was one of eight Jayhawks to finish in the top-15 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge, running an 8K time of 27:14.00 and placing 15th. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track... Named to the second team all-state cross country and track and field teams four years in a row... Cross country M.V.P. (2008 and 2009)... Finished 10th at the cross country state championship meet (2009). PERSONAL Son of Salina Trujillo... Undecided on major.

THE TRUJILLO FILE

Nickname....................................................“Blake Griffin”, “Cornbread”, “T.I.” Favorite subject............................................................................Psychology Favorite food.................................................................................. cornbread Favorite TV show(s)........... “Spongebob Squarepants”, “Martin”, “Boondocks” Most played artists on my iPod...................................DMX, Tupac, Notorious Favorite hobby other than running.............................................playing pool Pre-race ritual....................................................... watching Mo Farah videos Favorite actress......................................................................Sandra Bullock Favorite sports personality......................................................... Randy Moss Biggest accomplishment....... graduating high school and attending college Favorite pro teams.................................................... Broncos, Rockies,Celtics Dream vacation spot.................................................... San Juan, Puerto Rico Actor who would play me in my life story................................Emilio Estevez Favorite movie........................................................................... Transformers Favorite video game(s).....................“Batman: Arkhum Asylum”, “NBA 2k10” Best place to eat in Lawrence.....................................LongHorn Steak House Favorite Pro Athlete(s)......................Ray Allen, John Elway, Manny Pacquiao I chose KU because............................... it has a positive atmosphere to learn

FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized Redshirt Season HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in track and basketball... Lettered three years in cross country and one year in football... Member of the Osawatomie High School third-place state track team in 2008... Holds five school records: 800 meters (1:52.96), 1,600 meters (4:23.1), 4X400 relay (3:21.44) which is also a state record, 4X800 (8:01.4) and the high jump (6’7”)... Seven-time state track medalist... Named to the academic all-state cross country team in 2008 and 2009... All-state honorable mention in basketball his junior and senior year (2008 and 2009). PERSONAL Son of Dan and Jean Wilson... Has three siblings: Carly, Jess and Joe... Brother, Jess, attended KU... Undecided on major.

THE WILSON FILE

Favorite food..................................................................................bar-b-que Pre-race ritual......................................................tie my shoes enough times Favorite meal.................................................................anything from home Toughest course I have ever run........................ Wamego High School Course Favorite TV sports personalities...............................................Dave Chapelle First Job......................................................................................Zey’s Market Favorite Movies.......................... The Sandlot, Caddyshack, Star Wars, Joe Dirt Best place to eat in Lawrence..........................................................Yello Sub Favorite pro athlete........................................................................Larry Bird Favorite pro team(s)........................................................ Chiefs, Sporting KC The first thing you would notice in my dorm room is......... the American flag If I could meet one historical figure, it would be............. Dwight Eisenhower Outside cross country, my greatest talent is..................................bass guitar Talent I would most like to have........................................... public speaking Favorite value in others..................................................................... honesty My hero(s)................................................................................... my parents My motto............................“Knowing I gave everything, means everything” Item on my bucket list.......................................................................... travel

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Freshmen

Reid

Philip

6-1 • Freshman Manhattan, Kan. (Manhattan HS)

5-9 • Freshman Rogers, Ark. (Rogers HS)

Freeman

Buchanan

HIGH SCHOOL Took three titles (3,200m, 1,600m, 800m) at the 2011 Kansas 6A State Track and Field Meet... Notched a fifth-place finish at the 2010 6A state cross country meet... Took All-State cross country honors his junior year (2009)... Holds three school records; 3,200m (9:24), 800m (1:53.1) and 5K cross country (15:46)... Was a state champion in the 1,600 meters his junior year (2010)... Finished fifth in the gold division at the 2010 Rim Rock Classic, crossing the finish line in a time of 15:47... Academic All-State selection in 2009 and 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL Arkansas state meet qualifier his senior and junior years in both cross country and track... Personal bests: 5K – 16:10, 1,600m – 4:29, 3,200m – 10:03 PERSONAL Son of Jeff and Sabrina Freeman... Plans to major in marketing... After college aspires to become the CEO of adidas.

PERSONAL Son of Shelley and Mike Buchanan... Has an older sister, Molly (21)... Plans to major in electrical engineering.

THE BUCHANAN FILE

THE FREEMAN FILE

Favorite subject..................................................................................physics Favorite meal......................................................................................salmon Song most played on my iPod............................“Seasons of Love” from Rent Favorite TV show................................................................................ “Dr. Oz” After college I plan on..................................... pursuing the American dream Pre-race ritual.......................................................... listening to techno jams Post-race ritual.................................................................... eating ice cream Favorite Actress.................................................................... Natalie Portman Toughest course I have ever run...................Warner Park in Manhattan, Kan. Favorite TV sports personality................................................... Erin Andrews Favorite vacation spot..........................................................Cozumel, Mexico Worst habits............................................................. chewing my fingernails Favorite pro athlete(s)......................Michael Vick, Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods Favorite Movie......................................................................... V for Vendetta Favorite pro teams....................................................................Chiefs, Royals

Favorite subjects.................................................................. business, histroy Favorite food(s)................................................................ pasta, sandwiches Favorite TV shows......................................“Sportscenter”, “Big Bang Theory” After college I plan on........................................ becoming the CEO of adidas Favorite hobby other than running............................................. playing golf Pre-Race ritual...........................................................Watch “Without Limits” Favorite Actor(s)...........................................Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman Toughest Course I have ever run....................... Eliminator 5K in Rogers, Ark. Favorite vacation spot......................................................Breckenridge, Colo. I chose KU because.................................................................Rim Rock Farm Favorite movie(s).............. The Hunt for Red October, Shawshank Redemption Worst habit.............................................................................biting my pens How I got started running...............................saw my mom run a marathon Favorite video game.......................................................................... FIFA ‘10 The best thing about KU is......................................................... the tradition Favorite Pro Athlete(s).................................Peyton Manning, Phil Mickelson Talent I would most like to have.....................................shredding on guitar Items on my bucket list...............run in the Boston and New York Marathons

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Freshmen

Alex

Gabe

5-8 • Freshman Lebanon, Pa. (Cedar Crest HS)

5-7 • Freshman Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS)

Gonzalez

Galli

HIGH SCHOOL League and District cross country champion his senior year... Member of state champion 4X800-meter relay team his junior year... Member of district champion 4X400-meter relay team both his senior and junior years... PTXC Invitational Champion in 2009.

HIGH SCHOOL 7A cross country state champion in both his junior and senior years (2009, 2010)... 2011 state champion in the indoor and outdoor 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters... School record holder in the 1,600 meters (4:16) and the 3,200 meters (9:18).

PERSONAL Son of Bruce and Kathy Galli... Has two older siblings, Alyna (22) and Bruce (21)... Plans to major in physics and astronomy... Father, Bruce, attended KU.

PERSONAL Son of Ossy and Rosa Gonzalez... Undecided on major... Aspires to be high school coach following college.

THE GALLI FILE

THE GONZALEZ FILE

Favorite Subject(s)....................................................................physics, math Favorite Meal.............................................................................Surf and Turf Favorite TV Show.............................................................................. “Archer” After College I plan on............................................going to graduate school Favorite hobby other than running................................................ Ping Pong Post-race ritual......................................................................... binge-eating Supersition....................................... can’t walk across finish line before race Favorite Actress............................................................................Jessica Alba Toughest course I’ve ever run........... Footlocker Regional Course in New York Dream vacation spot.................................................................... Rome, Italy Actor who would play me in my life story............................. George Clooney Worst Habits.................................................................................... snacking Favorite Movie......................................................................................... 300 Favorite place to eat in Lawrence.................................................... Five Guys Favorite Pro Athlete.................................................................. Ryan Howard I chose KU because.................... I loved it on my visit and my Dad went here Favorite video game(s).................................................. “Halo”, “Call of Duty” My motto...............................................................................“Never give up”

Favorite Food.........................................................................................pizza Favorite TV show.......................................................“Expedition Impossible” Song that is played most on my iPod............................ “Headliner” by Drake If I could switch places with someone for a day it would be........Kobe Bryant After college I plan on . ................................................ coaching high school Pre-Race Ritual(s).........................ice bath, down on all fours before the gun Favorite Actor..................................................................Denzel Washington Dream vacation spot........................................................................Bahamas Favorite pro-running star................................................................Tyson Gay Favorite movie........................................ Fast 5, Rise of the Planet of the Apes Favorite pro team(s)...................................................................Lakers, Colts If I could meet one historrical figure, it would be........ Martin Luther King, Jr. Outside cross country my greatest talent is.....................................volleyball Best thing about KU....................................................................the facilities My hero............................................................................................. my dad Favorite value in others.......................................................................respect My motto.....................................“What hurts you only makes you stronger” Items on my bucketlist...................................................................... skydive

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Freshmen

Evan

Logan

6-0 • Freshman Mulvane, Kan. (Mulvane HS)

5-10 • Freshman Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS)

Sloan

Landes

HIGH SCHOOL Three-time individual 4A state track champion – 2010, 3,200m – 2011, 1,600m – 2011)... Member of three-time 4A state champion cross country team)... School record holder in the 3,200 meters (9:14) as well as the 5K in cross country, both records set his senior year... Twotime academic all-state. PERSONAL Son of Dale and Renie Landes... Has a younger sister, Erika (11)... Father, Dale, played basketball at Tabor College... Uncle, Dwight Landes, attended KU... Plans to major in exercise science.

THE LANDES FILE

Favorite subject................................................................................. biology Favorite food.......................................................................... cereal and milk Favorite TV show..........................................................................“The Office” Toughest course I have ever run..................................................... Chapparal Favorite vacation spot...................................................................... Colorado Dream vacation spot..................................................................New Zealand I chose KU because of...........the coaching staff, the atmosphere, the people My hero is.................................................................................Brad Canfield

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year medalist at Kansas 6A state cross country meet... Third at Footlocker cross country meet his sophomore year... Member of state runner-up 4X800-meter relay team in 2011. PERSONAL Son of Ed and Polly Sloan... Has three siblings, Katie (21), Ben (16) and Nathan (11)... Mother, Polly, holds 200m-fly record at Iowa... Plans to major in medicine.

THE SLOAN FILE

Nickname(s)....................................... “Log”, “Luge”, “Logo”, “L.O.G.”, “Lo Slow” Favorite Subject(s)..................................................................... science, gym Favorite TV Show(s)........................................ “Rob Drydek’s Fantasy Factory” Favorite song(s) in my iPod..... “All the Above “ Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay Favorite Hobby Other Than Running ..............frisbee, volleyball, driving ATVs Pre-race ritual(s).................................................Sleeping, Listening to Music Favorite Actor(s)/Actress(es)........................................................Jessica Alba Toughest Course You Have Ever Run........................................ Rim Rock Farm Dream Vacation Spot(s)......................................Tortola, British Virgin Islands Favorite TV Sports Personality(ies)................................................ Ocho Cinco Favorite Pro-Running Star(s)...............................................Steve Prefontaine Actor Who Would Play Me In The Movie Of My Life............................ Zac Efron Worst Habit............................................................................ itching my head Not Many People Know This About Me..................................... I’m narcoleptic Outside of cross country, my greatest talent is................................swimming My hero(s): . ........................................................................................my dad My motto(s): ..........“Trust everyone, but don’t trust the devil inside of them.” Items on my bucket list.......................................................................skydive

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Kansas Jayhawks

The Women of Kansas

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Women’s Preview

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wenty-eleven is sure to be an action-packed season for the Kansas women, who return a key nucleus of runners that had standout seasons a year ago. Like the men, the Jayhawks lost a key aspect from last year’s squad in departing senior Amanda Miller. However, the coaches have their eyes on several women who will be able to fill the void left by Miller and beyond. Leading the KU nucleus will be senior Rebeka Stowe, who had a breakthrough season last year, becoming just the third KU woman to earn All-Big 12 honors while also leading the women’s team in all four races she competed in. “I expect Rebeka to be up there as one of the top runners in the country this year,” said Coach Whittlesey. “She was certainly close last year but she’s improved so much over the course of this year. I think we’re going to see some big things from her this season.”

and Tessa Turcotte. Each were an integral aspect of the women’s team last season and now bring another year of experience that should prove beneficial. “One of the difficulties about last year was we had a lot of girls that hadn’t really had a full season of competition under their belt and hadn’t been in big races,” said Whittlesey. “Now they’ve been there. People like Tessa Turcotte, Allie Marquis and Kyra Kilwein are now veterans and I expect them to learn from last year, which was running as a stronger pack and running together more effectively.” Redshirt sophomore Natalie Becker will also be back in the Crimson and Blue and looks to have another solid season. She was the women’s No. 2 performer throughout 2010 and will help add versatility to the roster. “Even though she’s a sophomore, Natalie (Becker) is one of the veterans on this team,” added Coach Whittlesey. “She had a really good year last season and I’m excited to see what she will do this year.”

Cori Christensen, Devin Wiegers and Kara Windisch will join forces with Stowe to guide the women’s team as senior leaders this year. Windisch saw action in three of the bigger meets last season, with a top performance coming at the NCAA Midwest regionals in a 54th-place finish. “Kara Windisch should have an outstanding season,” Coach Whittlesey explained. “She really started coming along at the end of the last outdoor track season and I think she’s going to carry that over to this year.” Christensen and Wiegers each picked up valuable skills and confidence in the early meets last season and will hope those experiences can translate to some top performances in 2011. Each placed in the top 10 at the Bob Timmons Classic and Christensen placed ninth at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge to come in as KU’s fourth finisher. The coaches are expecting a lot out of the junior group of Kyra Kilwein, Allie Marquis, Kathleen Thompson

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Like the men, the women have a solid group of redshirt freshmen that are primed to make a difference in 2011. Charlene Browne, Madison Moser, Lauren Guasto and Maddy Rich used the extra year of practice and preparation to learn from their coaches and teammates. They now add a much-needed aspect of depth to help round out the women’s roster. The women have added six newcomers to this year’s squad; five true freshmen and a sophomore transfer. While young, they are a talented group that will surely turn some heads once the season begins. “I expect our girls to try and run with Rebeka this year, whereas last year, I don’t think that was in everyone’s mindset,” concluded Coach Whittlesey. “The girls are going to start closing the gap on (Stowe) because they’ve improved so much, and that will make this a really solid team.”


Women’s Roster

2011 Roster Name Ragan Allen Natalie Becker Charlene Brown Cori Christensen Hayley Francis Lauren Guasto Kyra Kilwein Allie Marquis Molly Milbourn Madison Moser Maddy Rich Rachael Schaffer Sara Seiwald Rebeka Stowe Brittany Tate Liza Tauscher Kathleen Thompson Tessa Turcotte Devin Wiegers Kara Windisch

Year Fr. RS-So. RS-Fr TR-Sr. Fr. RS-Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. RS-Fr. RS-Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. TR-So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

Hometown(HS/Previous College) Portland, Ore. (Ulysses S. Grant HS) St. Louis, Mo. (Parkway West HS) Kansas City, Mo. (North Kansas City HS) Medicine Lodge, Kan. (Medicine Lodge/Samford) Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS) Washington, Mo. (Washington HS) Holcomb, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS) Prairie Village, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East HS) El Dorado, Kan. (El Dorado HS) Tribune, Kan. (Greeley County HS) Prairie Village, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East HS) Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS) Portland, Ore. (Valley Catholic HS) Olathe, Kan. (Olathe Northwest HS) Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit West HS/Central Mo.) Geneva, Ill. (Geneva HS) Chesterfield, Mo. (Parkway Central HS) Albuquerque, N.M. (St. Pius X) Leawood, Kan. (Blue Valley HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley West HS)

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Seniors THE CHRISTENSEN FILE

Cori

Christensen 5-8 • Senior Medicine Lodge, Kan. (Medicine Lodge HS/Samford) JUNIOR (2010) Competed in three meets for the Jayhawks with the highest finish coming at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4), placing eighth with a 5K time of 20:00... Was one of four Jayhawks to finish in the top 10 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), taking ninth and clocking in with a 5K time of 18:59.82... Competed in the open race at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (Oct. 16), running a 6K time of 24:10.50 and finishing 111th. AT SAMFORD (2008) 2008 All-Southern Conference Freshman Team Selection... Placed 20th at the Crimson Classic and 18th at the Furman Invitational... Placed 24th overall and fifth on the team at the SoCon Championship. HIGH SCHOOL A seven-time class 3A state champion in track at Medicine Lodge High School... Placed first in the 1,600 meters her sophomore, junior and senior years... A state runner-up for cross country her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons... Lettered in basketball for four years... A member of the Principal’s Honor Roll for three years, maintaining a 4.0 GPA. PERSONAL Daughter of Robert and Cindy Christensen... Mother, Cindy, played basketball at Kansas... Father, Robert, competed in track and cross country at Wichita State... Majoring in pre-dentistry... Plans to become a dentist.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 4K: 15:38.94 5K: 18:59.82 6K: 23:38.62 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 20:00 (8th) Missouri XC Challenge: 18:59.82 (9th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 24:10.50 (111th) 2008 (Samford) Belmont Opener: 15:38.94 (30th) Crimson Tide Classic: 19:09.15 (20th) Auburn Tiger Invitational: 18:51 (114th) Furman Invitational: 19:59 (18th) SoCon Championships: 18:53.87 (24th) NCAA South Regionals: 23:38.62 (89th)

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Nickname(s).......................................... “Corndog”, “Cornbread”, “Corinita” Favorite subject..............................................................................biology Favorite meal............................................................................... Mexican Favorite TV show(s)...........................“Mad Men”, “Desperate Housewives” After college I plan on.........................being a dentist in the mission field Favorite actor........................................................................... Jamie Foxx Biggest accomplishment..........................................making All-American Favorite pro-running star(s).........................................Sara and Ryan Hall Favorite vacation spot....................................................Toas, New Mexico First job....................................................................................... lifeguard Favorite movie...........................................................................Secretariat Best place to eat in Lawrence............................................Tad’s Snowcone Favorite pro team................................................................. Chicago Bulls Favorite pro athlete(s)........................................Derek Rose, Kevin Durant Favorite video game...............................................“Roller Coaster Tycoon” Talent I would most like to have...............................knitting and quiliting The person that got my running career started............................. my Dad Best this about KU...............................Coach Whittlesey, girl’s track house Favorite value in others.................................................................honesty My hero(s)............................................................Jesus Chirst, my parents


Seniors THE STOWE FILE

Favorite food.................................................................................ice cream Favorite TV show(s)..................................“The Office”, “Friday Night Lights” Most played song on my iPod..............“Sons of Hope” by Robbie Seay Band After college I plan on...................................continuing my running career Pre-race ritual................................... eat a granola bar before my warm up Favorie actor(s).....................................................Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks Favorite vacation spot......................................................... Cancun, Mexico Worst habit.......................................................................... biting my nails Favorite hobby other than running..................................................reading First job.................................................................................hostess at Zio’s Favorite movie...................................................................... Runaway Bride Best place(s) to eat in Lawrence................................... Pita Pit, Papa Keno’s Not many people know this about me...............I was an all-state trumpeter Favorite pro-running star(s)..................Shalane Flanagan, Jenny Barringer Favorite video game................................................................. “Mario Kart” If I could meet one historical figure, it would be........................Jesus Christ I chose KU because.......................it was close to home and I liked the team Talent I would most like to have....................................... the ability to sing Favorite value(s) in others............................honesty, loyalty, responsibility My hero..........................................................................................my mom

Rebeka

Stowe 5-6 • Senior Olathe, Kan. (Olathe Northwest HS)

JUNIOR (2010) KU’s top runner for the season, finishing as the Jayhawks’ top finisher in each meet she competed in... Only Jayhawk to break the 21:00 mark in a 6K race, doing so in all four meets she ran in... Earned AllBig 12 honors with her 12th-place finish at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 30), finishing in a 6K time of 20:43.44... Personal best 6K time came in a 12th-place finish at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (Oct. 2), clocking in with a time of 20:31.10... Finished 18th at the Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 13) with a 6K time of 20:40.33... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection... Named to USTFCCCA’s All-Academic team. SOPHOMORE (2009) Was one of the Jayhawks’ top performers in 2009... Opened the season with an individual victory at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 5), as she crossed the finish line in 18:42.29, setting a new 5K course record at Rim Rock Farm... Posted a career-best 5K time of 17:50.10 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 3), where she finished 15th overall in a field of 211 runners... Took 77th at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (Oct. 17) with a career-best 6K time of 21:51.70... Raced extremely well at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 31), where she finished second in a 6K time of 21:46.52, behind former KU standout Lauren Bonds on the team and 28th overall to help the squad capture fifth place, which marked its best finish in 15 years... Ran a 22:33.90 at the Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 14) to finish 68th... Received Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors. FRESHMAN (2008) Was the only true freshman to compete in all six meets for the Jayhawks... Placed 15th at the Bob Timmons Classic in a 5K time of 20:39... Finished 13th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge in a personal-best 5K time of 20:10.08... Recorded a personal-best 6K time of 22:42 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree... Clocked in at 22:51.40 at the ISU Pre-Nationals... Finished 78th at the Big 12 Championships with a 6K time of 23:44.60... Finished 91st at the NCAA Midwest Regionals in a 6K time of 22:57.85. HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years in cross country, three years in both basketball and soccer... All-state all four years (2004-07)... Runner-up at the state cross country meet in 2006 and 2007... Four-time All-Olathe selection (2004-2007)... First team All-Sunflower in 2004, 2006 and 2007... All-metro first team selection in 2004, 2006 and 2007... Named second team All-Metro in 2005... Regional champion in 2004 and 2006... Runner-up at regionals in 2007... Top-three in the Sunflower League in 2004, 2006 and 2007 (finished third, first and second, respectively)... Earned a spot on the all-hustle team for basketball. PERSONAL Daughter of Pat Stowe... Grandmother, Ann Lynam, attended KU… Majoring in health and physical education.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 5K: 17:50.10 6K: 20:31.20 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Wisconsin adidas Inv.: 20:31.20 (12th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 20:43.90 (16th) Big 12 Championships: 20:43.44 (12th) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 20:40.33 (18th) 2008 Bob Timmons Classic: 20:39 (15th) Missouri XC Challenge: 20:10.08 (13th) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 22:42 (47th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 22:51.40 (204th) Big 12 Champioships: 23:44.60 (78th) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 22:57.85 (91st)

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2009 Bob Timmons Classic: 18:42.9 (1st) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 17:50.10 (15th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 21:51.70 (77th) Big 12 Championships: 21:46.52 (28th) Midwest Regionals: 22:33.90 (68th)


Seniors THE WIEGERS FILE

Devin

Wiegers 5-11 • Senior Leawood, Kan. (Blue Valley HS) JUNIOR (2010) Competed in one meet for KU, collecting a fifth-place finish at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4), clocking in with a 5K time of 19:41.90. SOPHOMORE (2009) Ran in five of the Jayhawks’ six meets... Turned in a career-best 5K time of 19:08.70 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 3), where she finished 94th... Competed in her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational, clocking in at 23:08.90 to take 36th in the women’s open division (Oct. 17)... Was a member of the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 31) squad, finishing the 6K race in 24:13.52. FRESHMAN (2008) Finished in 19th place at the Bob Timmons Classic in a personal-best 5K time of 21:01.10... Placed 22nd at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with a 5K time of 21:11.24. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track... Lettered two years in basketball and one year in soccer... Owns Blue Valley High School records in both the 4K and 5K... State of Kansas All-Metro Honorable Mention all four years (20042007)... Placed fifth at AAU nationals as a member of the Brocaw Blazers AAU team in 2006... Finished eighth at AAU Nationals in 2007... Rookie of the Year selection in 2004... Finished in the top 25 all four years at the state meet (eighth, 24th, 22nd and 22nd, respectively)... Earned player of the year honors in basketball. PERSONAL Daughter of John and Sabra Wiegers... Has three sisters: Brooke (23), Tori (14) and Tara (14)... Uncle played baseball at KU... Majoring in business and French.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 5K: 19:41.90 6K: 23:08.90 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:41.90 (5th) 2009 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:56.32 (13th) Missouri XC Challenge: 20:03.6 (21st) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 19:08.70 (94th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 23:08.90 (36th) Big 12 Championships: 24:13.52 (79th) 2008 Bob Timmons Classic: 21:01.10 (19th) Missouri Cross Country Challenge: 21:11.24 (22nd)

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Nickname.....................................................................................“Dirty D” Favorite subject.......................................... French, international business Favorite meal...................................................... prime rib and asparagus Favorite TV show........................................ “So You Thhnk You Can Dance” Most played song on my iPod................... “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO After college I plan on............................................ becoming a billionaire Favorite hobby other than running...............................................dancing Favorite vacation spot.............................................................Switzerland Dream vacation spot.............................................................New Zealand Favorite pro-running star..................................................... Kara Goucher Actress who would play me in my life story.......................... Emma Stone Favorite movie.................................................... How to Train Your Dragon Not many people know this about me........................I’m fluent in French Favorite video game...............................................................“Mario Kart” Outside of cross country, my greatest talent is..............................dancing Talent I would most like to have........................being good at gymnastics Favorite value in others................................................ honesty, reliability My hero(s)................................................................................my parents Item on my bucket list............................................ compete in a triathlon


Seniors

Kara

THE WINDISCH FILE

Nickname..................................................................................... “Windy” Favorite food.....................................................................................Kashi After college I plan on............. setting up health programs for companies Pre-race ritual.....................................................drinking Gatorade Prime Favorite movie..........................................................Sweet Home Alabama The person who got my running career started........................... my mom I chose KU because........................I’ve wanted to be a Jayhawk all my life My motto........................................“Live every moment like it’s your last”

Windisch 5-2 • (RS) Senior Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley West HS) JUNIOR (2010) Competed in three races for the Jayhawks...Set a new personal-best 6K time in a 54th-place finish at the Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 13), crossing the finish line in 21:28.92... Ran at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 30), earning a 57th-place finish with a 6K time of 22:07.22. SOPHOMORE (2009) Was among the Jayhawks’ top four finishers in five of the six meets in which she competed... Finished second at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 5) with a 5K time of 18:45.37... Helped her team to a runner-up finish at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 3), where she placed 14th and posted a careerbest 5K time of 17:48.60... Took 37th at the Big 12 Championships after completing the 6K course in 22:53.19... Was the Jayhawks’ No. 2 finisher at the Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 14) after clocking in with a career-best 6K time of 21:55.50 to take 42nd place overall. RS-FRESHMAN (2008) KU’s No. 3 runner... Recorded a personal-best 5K time of 19:25 en route to a fourth-place finish at the Bob Timmons Classic... Placed sixth at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge in a 5K time of 19:31.91... Posted a career-best 6K time of 22:22.50 at the ISU Pre-Nationals... Finished 41st at the Big 12 Championships in a 6K time of 22:25.20... Placed 60th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships after posting a 6K time of 22:36.65. FRESHMAN (2007) Utilized Redshirt Season HIGH SCHOOL Lettered all four years in both track and cross country... Received Eastern Kansas League Scholar Athlete award all four years... Was the 2007 6A state track and field champion in the 3,200-meter run and was runner-up in the 1,600-meter run... Led her team to a third-place finish at the state track championships in 2007... Named to the all-sun girls track first team in 2006 and 2007... Received all-metro honorable mention for track in 2007... Finished second at the 2006 5A state track meet in the 3,200-meter run... Was runner-up at the 5A State Cross Country Championships in 2005, led the girls’ team to a second-place finish... All-Johnson County cross country first team in 2005... All-sun girls cross country first team in 2005... All-metro cross country second team in 2005... Received 2005 Community America Credit Union Class 5A Cross Country Academic All-State Award... Named the 2004 and 2005 Blue Valley West Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year... Named to the All-Johnson County cross country second team in 2004... All-sun girls cross country honorable mention in 2004... AllMetro Cross Country Honorable Mention in 2004. PERSONAL Daughter of Paul and Glenda Windisch.... Father, Paul, attended KU... Has a younger sister, Marisa Windisch (18)... Majoring in community health.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 5K: 17:48.60 6K: 21:28.92 CAREER RESULTS

2010 ISU Pre-Nationals: 22:10.20 (137th) Big 12 Championships: 22:07.22 (57th) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 21:28.92 (54th) 2008 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:25 (4th) Missouri XC Challenge: 19:31.91 (6th) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 22:45 (50th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 22:22.50 (156th) Big 12 Champioships: 22:25.20 (41st) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 22:36.65 (60th)

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2009 Bob Timmons Classic: 18:45.37 (2nd) Missouri XC Challenge: 18:37.5 (6th) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 17:48.60 (14th) Big 12 Championships: 22:53.19 (37th) Midwest Regionals: 21:55.50 (42nd)


Juniors THE KILWEIN FILE

Kyra

Kilwein 5-3 • Junior Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS) SOPHOMORE (2010) Ran in all six races for the Jayhawks, notching two top-10 finishes... Earned first individual title of collegiate career at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4), crossing the finish line in 18:37.20... Ran a 6K personal best at the Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 13), clocking in at 21:52.38 and placing 88th... Earned sixth place at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), crossing the finish line in 18:34.39, a 5K personal best... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 30), placing 62nd with a 6K time of 22:17.04. FRESHMAN (2009) Had a strong debut for the Jayhawks, finishing third on the team and fourth overall at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 5) in a season-best 5K time of 19:28.44... Clocked in at 19:46 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 12) to take 16th place overall... Finished 121st out of 211 runners at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 3), posting a 5K time of 19:31... Ran her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (Oct. 17), where she finished 48th in the women’s open division with a time of 23:30.80. HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner and four-time state qualifier in cross country... Finished fifth at the 2008 cross country state championships... Kansas City Star All-Metro First Team as a senior, second team as a junior... Named to the 2006 and 2007 Lawrence Journal World All-Area Cross Country Team... Manhattan Cross Country Course and Lawrence Free State High School record holder in the 4K (14:32)... Finished third in the two mile at the 2006 track and field state championships... Placed fifth in the mile and sixth in the two mile at the 2007 track and field state championships... Two-time Lawrence Journal World All-Area selection for track... Member of the National Honor Society... Named 6A Cross Country Academic All-State her junior and senior years. PERSONAL Daughter of Mark and Marcy Kilwein... Has an older sister, Jennica (25)... Majoring in community health. CAREER-BEST TIMES 5K: 18:34.39 6K: 21:52.38 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 18:37.20 (1st) Missouri XC Challenge: 18:34.39 (6th) Wisconsin adidas Inv.: 21:54.30 (83rd) ISU Pre-Nationals: 22:21.60 (160th) Big 12 Championships: 22:17.04 (62nd) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 21:52.38 (88th) 2009 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:28.44 (4th) Missouir Cross Country Challenge: 19:46 (16th) OSU Cowboy Jamborree: 19:31 (121st) ISU Pre-Nationals: 23:30.80 (48th, Open Division)

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Nickname.............................................................................................“Ki” Favorite food(s)............................................................................ Mexican Favorite actor.....................................................................Orlando Bloom Favorite vacation spot............................................................. Puerto Rico Dream vacation spot(s)................................................ New Zealand, Italy Favorite pro-running stars.......................Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher Favorite movie........................................................................The Blindside The best thing about KU is.......................................... the athletic success Favorite value(s) in others..................... determination, desire, work ethic


Juniors THE MARQUIS FILE

Nickname(s)........................................“Allie Cat”, “Tiny Gemma”, “A-Marq” Favorite subject(s)........................................communications, psychology Favorite food...............................................................................ice cream Favorite TV show..................................................................“Jersey Shore” Favorite hobby other than running.............being with family and friends Favorite vacation spot................................................Dominican Republic Dream vacation spot................................................................... Australia Most played song on my iPod.................................. depends on my mood If I could switch places with one person, it would be....... Lauren Fleshman Favorite pro-running star(s).................. Lauren Fleshman, Paula Radcliffe Worst habit.................................................................... popping my gum Best place to eat in Lawrence........................................Freestate Brewery Favorite video game...............................................................“Mario Kart” The person that got me started running is.................................. my sister I chose KU because.................................................................the tradition Favorite value in others....................................................... humor, loving My hero....................................................................................... my mom My motto.................................................................... “Live. Laugh. Love.” Item(s) on my bucket list.....................................run a marathon, sky dive

Allie

Marquis 5-5 • Junior Prairie Village, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East HS) SOPHOMORE (2010) Competed in five meets during her sophomore campaign... Was the Jayhawks’ top finisher at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), earning a runnerup finish with a 5K time of 18:01.90, a personal best... Season-best 6K time was 21:27.88, coming at the Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 13) in a 52ndplace finish... Took 51st at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 30), crossing the finish line in a 6K time of 21:57.39. FRESHMAN (2009) Saw action in the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 5), completing the 5K course in 19:42.12 to finish fifth for the Jayhawks and seventh overall. HIGH SCHOOL 2009 graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School... Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track... Named to the Greater Kansas City All-Metro First Team as a senior, honorable mention selection as a freshman... Qualified for the 2007 6A cross country state championships, finished 18th... First Team All-Sun Girls selection in 2007... All-Star Johnson County Second Team as a junior, honorable mention as a senior... Named to the 2007 Kansas City Star All-Metro Honorable Mention cross country team... Four-time 6A state qualifier in the 1,600 meters, 3,200 meters and 4x800 meter relay... Member of the 2008 and 2009 state champion 4x800meter relay teams... Received the Most Outstanding High School Girls Relay Team Award at the 2009 Kansas Relays... Finished third at the 2009 track and field state championships in the 3,200 meters... Two-time All-Star Johnson County First Team for the 4x800 meter relay... Named to the 2008 All-Star Johnson County Girls Second Team and 2009 Honorable Mention Team in the 3,200 meters... Received the Dick Gilbert Leadership Award for Track and Field as a senior... Member of the National Honor Society as a junior and senior... Named 610 Sports Radio Scholar Athlete... 2009 Paige Winters’ Inspirational Award and Scholarship Winner. PERSONAL Daughter of John and Lisa Marquis... Third-generation Jayhawk... Has an older sister, Kristen (22)... Majoring in psychology with a minor in communications.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 5K: 18:01.90 6K: 21:27.88 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Missouri XC Challenge: 18:01.90 (2nd) Wisconsin adidas Inv.: 22:57.30 (128th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 22:30.00 (177th) Big 12 Championships: 21:57.39 (51st) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 21:27.88 (52nd) 2009 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:42.12 (7th)

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Juniors THE THOMPSON FILE

Kathleen

Thompson 5-7 • Junior Chesterfield, Mo. (Parkway Central HS) SOPHOMORE (2010) Ran in three meets for the Jayhawks, notching two top-15 finishes... Top finish came at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4), crossing the finish line in sixth with a 5K time of 19:48.50... One of seven Jayhawks to finish in the top-15 at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11), clocking in with a 5K time of 19:21.38 and placing 13th... Competed in the open race at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (Oct. 16), finishing in 127th with a 6K time of 25:42.60... Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection. FRESHMAN (2009) Was one of only two freshmen to run in all six meets for the Jayhawks... Finished in fifth place overall in her debut event at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 5), posting a 5K time of 19:32.54... Filled the No. 5 spot for the Jayhawks at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 12) with a 5K time of 19:10.50... Ran her season-best 5K at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 3), clocking in at 18:58.80 to take 74th place... Competed in her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (Oct. 17), where she turned in a time of 23:40.30... Crossed the finish line at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 31) in 24:08.76 to take 74th place. HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Parkway Central High in Chesterfield, Mo... Named cross country team MVP her freshman, sophomore and senior years... Two-time all-state selection... Four-time state qualifier... Named to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch AllMetro Cross Country Honorable Mention team in 2005 and 2007... Named to the 2005 St. Louis Track Club All-Metro Second Team... Received all-state honors as a sophomore in the 1,600 meters... Also qualified for state track meet in the 3,200 meters... Named 2006 distance runner of the year for high school track team... Named track team captain and team MVP her senior year... Member of the 2009 all-state 4x800-meter relay team that finished fourth at the state championships... Member of the 2009 Missouri State Champion 4x800-meter relay team and runnerup 4x400-meter relay team... 4x800-meter relay team holds the Missouri high school state record of 9:06.89... Recipient of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete of the Year Award for Parkway Central High... Also a member of the Elgin Sharks Track Club... Member of the AAU National Cross Country Team Champion in 2000, 2003 and 2005. PERSONAL Daughter of Bill and Karen Thompson... Has an older sister, Erica… Uncle, Randy Stroup, is a former member of the KU baseball team... Has nine family members who attended KU... Majoring in civil engineering. CAREER-BEST TIMES 5K: 18:01.90 6K: 21:27.88 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:48.50 (6th) Missouri XC Challenge: 19:21.38 (13th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 25:42.60 (127th)

2009 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:32.54 (5th) Missouri XC Challenge: 19:10.50 (10th) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 18:58.80 (74th) ISU Pre-Nationals 23:40.30 (216th) Big 12 Championships: 24:08.76 (74th) Midwest Regionals: 24:32.5 (144th)

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Favorite meal...................................................... spaghetti and meatballs Favorite TV show......................................................................... “Friends” After college I plan on.........................................getting a job in Colorado Favorite hobby other than running...............................................cooking Favorite actor............................................................................ Paul Rudd Favorite vacation spot.....................................................................Florida Dream vacation spot.............................................................New Zealand Favorite pro-running star..................................................... Kara Goucher Favorite movie.............................................................. The Social Network Best place to eat in Lawrence.........................................................Perkins Favorite pro team.......................................................... St. Louis Cardinals The person who got my running career starting was.................. my sister The best thing about KU is........................................................ basketball Talent I would most like to have.....................................................singing


Juniors THE TURCOTTE FILE

Nickname(s).......................................... “Diva”, “Pep”, “Pepper Ann”, “Hills” Favorite subject................................................................... sign language Favorite food(s).................................................................. pizza, Mexican Favorite TV show(s)............................................ “The Hills”, “Jersey Shore” After college I plan on....................working, getting married, having kids Dream vacation spot................................................anywhere on a beach Favorite pro-running star.............................................. Shalane Flanagan Pre-race ritual(s)....................................warm-up, stretch, listen to music First Job....................................................................................... lifeguard Favorite movie(s)................... How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Notebook Best place(s) to eat in Lawrence..............................First Watch, Dynamite Favorite pro team(s)...........................Pittsburgh Steelers, Boston Red Sox The person that got my running career started..............................my dad If I could meet one historical figure, it would be...................... Jesus Christ If you walked into my dorm room, you would notice...............my pictures I chose KU because......................................................................the team The best thing about KU is...................... the support from the community My hero.......................................................................................... my sister My motto(s)........................................... “Have fun”, “Live life to the fullest”

Tessa

Turcotte 5-7 • Junior Abluquerque, N. M. (St. Pius X HS) SOPHOMORE (2010) Competed in all six races for the Jayhawks, notching two top-three overall finishes... Recorded personal-best 6K time at the Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 13), clocking in at 21:08.31 and placing 35th... Finished second at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 4) with a 5K time of 18:50.90... Competed at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 30) crossing the finish line in a 6K time of 21:58.00 and placing 52nd... Finished third at the 5K Missouri Cross Country Challenge (Sept. 11) and set a personal-best time of 18:20.16... Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. FRESHMAN (2009) Had a very impressive rookie season, as she was one of only two freshmen to run in all six meets for the Crimson and Blue... Turned in a season-best 5K time of 19:05.60 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 3), where she finished 86th in a field of 211 runners... Ran her first collegiate 6K at the ISU Pre-Nationals Invitational (Oct. 17), finishing in 196th place with a time 23:17.60... Took 65th at the Big 12 Championships with a 6K time of 23:43.99... Was the Jayhawks’ No. 5 finisher at the Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 14) where she ran a season-best 6K time of 23:12.40 and finished 95th overall. HIGH SCHOOL Graduate of St. Pius X in Albuquerque, N.M... Four-year letterwinner in cross country... Four-time cross country all-district selection... Named team captain and MVP her junior and senior years... Second-team all-state in 2005, 2006 and 2007, first-team all-state as a senior in 2008... 2008 district champion... Seventh-place finish at the 2008 cross country state championships... Named to the New Mexico All-Harrier Team as a senior... Lettered three years in track... Three-time second team all-state in the 3,200 meters and 1,600 meters... Two-time second team all-state in the 800 meters and distance medley relay... 2008 recipient of the New Mexico Athletic Association Sportsmanship Award. PERSONAL Born in Amarillo, Texas... Daughter of Jeff and Doris Turcotte... Has an older sister, Ashley (22)... Father, Jeff, was a seven-time letterman in track and cross country at the University of New Mexico... Majoring in speech and language pathology.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 5K: 18:20.16 6K: 21:08.31 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 18:50.90 (2nd) Missouri XC Challenge: 18:20.16 (3rd) Wisconsin adidas Inv.: 21:36.40 (65th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 22:08.40 (134th) Big 12 Championships: 21:58.00 (52nd) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 21:08.31 (35th)

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2009 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:32.54 (5th) Missouri XC Challenge: 19:10.50 (18th) OSU Cowboy Jamboree: 19:05.60 (86th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 23:17.60 (196th) Big 12 Championships: 23:43.99 (65th) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 23:12.4 (95th)


Sophomores THE BECKER FILE

Natalie

Becker 5-3 • (RS) Sophomore St. Louis, Mo. (Parkway West HS) RS-FRESHMAN (2010) Competed in each meet for the Jayhawks, becoming the team’s second-highest finisher in four of the six races... Highest finish came at the Bob Timmons Classic (Sept. 3), where she finished third overall with a 5K time of 19:33.90... Notched season-best 6K time at the Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 13), crossing the finish line in 21:07.74 to finish 33rd... Collected a 33rd-place finish at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 30) with a 6K time of 21:07.74... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team. FRESHMAN (2009) Utilized her redshirt season, but did compete in the Bob Timmons Classic as an unattached runner, where she finished 44th in a 5K time of 22:06.33. HIGH SCHOOL Four-time all-state and all-metro in cross country... Finished 12th at the 2008 Missouri State Cross County Championships in a 5K time of 19:24... Placed in the top 20 at the 2005 and 2006 state cross country meets... Four-time all-state selection in track... Finished fourth in the 3,200 meters at the 2007 track and field state championships and fifth in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters at the 2008 state meet. PERSONAL Daughter of Kim and Eric Becker... Has two older siblings, Erica (27) and Grant (24)... Majoring in community health with a minor in business.

CAREER-BEST TIMES 5K: 19:09.60 6K: 21:07.74 CAREER RESULTS

2010 Bob Timmons Classic: 19:33.90 (3rd) Missouri XC Challenge: 19:09.60 (11th) Wisconsin adidas Inv.: 21:20.50 (54th) ISU Pre-Nationals: 21:25.00 (52nd) Big 12 Championships: 21:41.64 (39th) NCAA Midwest Regionals: 21:07.74 (33rd)

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Nickname(s)............................................................“Becker”, “Beck Nasty” Favorite subject(s).................................................................English, gym Favorite food....................................................................... peanut butter Favorite TV show................................................................ “Bachelor Pad” Most played song on my iPod.....................“Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows After college I plan on................................becoming a sports nutritionist Pre-race ritual......................................eating oatmeal and peanut butter Superstition....................... always have to wear the same socks in a race Toughest course I have ever run.......................................... Sioux Passage Favorite actor..................................................................... Ryan Reynolds Dream vacation spot.............................................................................Fiji Favorite movie.................................................................. Sherlock Holmes Best place to eat in Lawrence.................................................The Eldridge Favorite pro team.......................................................... St. Louis Cardinals Favorite video game...............................................................“Mario Kart” I chose KU because............................... I loved the team and the tradition Favorite characteristics in others............funny, charming, down-to-earth My motto............................................. “Everything happens for a reason” Item on my bucket list...........................................compete in a triathalon


Newcomers/Freshmen

Brittany

Charlene

5-7 • Sophomore (TR) Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit West HS/Central Missouri)

5-3 • (RS) Freshman Kansas City, Mo. (North Kansas City HS)

Tate

Browne

HIGH SCHOOL Earned all-state cross country honors all four years of high school... Member of state champion cross country teams her junior and senior years (2008-09)... Earned all-state track honors all four years of high school... Member of state champion 4X800-meter relay teams her freshman, sophomore and junior years. PERSONAL Daughter of Dennis Tate and Carla Krebs... Mom, Carla, was Division II Basketball Player of the Year at Central Missouri, as well as a national champion and AllAmerican... Majoring in exercise science.

THE TATE FILE

Nickname(s)...............................................................................................“BT” Favorite food(s)................................................................................... Mexican Favorite meal.........................steak, mashed potatoes, asparagus, applesauce Favorite TV show.....................................................................................“Glee” Most played song on my iPod..............anything by Kayne West or Chris Brown After college I plan on.................................................moving to Albuquerque Pre-race ritual(s)........................................not talking, listening to my playlist Superstition....................................................... I have to wear my lucky socks Favorite actress............................................................................... Megan Fox Favorite vacation spot.................................................................Kuuai, Hawaii Dream vacation spot(s).................................................................Italy, Ireland Actress who would play me in my life story........................ Hayden Panettiere Worst habits............................................................................. procrastinating Favorite movie(s)..............................Step Brothers, Tommy Boy, Without Limits Best place(s) to eat in Lawrence...........................Chipotle, Buffalo Wild Wings Favorite pro teams..........................................Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bulls I chose KU because............................................................... I like the tradition Outside cross country, my greatest talent is.............................quoting movies

FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized Redshirt Season HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in track at North Kansas City High School... Lettered three years in cross country and two years in diving... Competed at the Nike Cross Country Regionals, clocking a 5K time of 20:32... Named all-conference second team three years in a row... All-state qualifier as a senior in 2009... Selected first team all-district as a junior and senior (2008 and 2009)... Gold Medallion Honors diploma recipient... International Baccalaureate candidate. PERSONAL Daughter of John and Carol Guthrie... Majoring in exercise science... Has two siblings, Samantha (16) and Douglas (23).

THE BROWNE FILE

Nickname(s)............................................................... “Charlie Brown”, “Chuck” Favorite subject...................................................................any kind of science Favorite food(s)......................................................... Mexican, Chinese, Italian After college I plan on........................................................running marathons Most played song on my iPod..................................................anything by Dev Toughest course I’ve ever run................................the State Course in Missouri Favorite vacation spot........................................................................ Colorado Pre-race ritual....................................................................................jamming Actor who would play me in my life story........................................ Ellen Page Worst habit.................................................. biting my nails when I’m nervous Best place to eat Lawrence..................................................... The Burge Union Favorite video game......................................................................“Mario Kart” When you walk into my dorm room, you would notice...............my tiny couch Talent I would most like to have..................... touching my tongue to my nose Items on my bucket list...........................................sky dive, swim with sharks

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Freshmen

Lauren

Madison

5-5 • (RS) Freshman Washington, Mo. (Washington HS)

5-3 • (RS) Freshman Tribune, Kan. (Greeley County HS)

Guasto

Moser

FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized Redshirt Season

FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized Redshirt Season

HIGH SCHOOL Letterwinner in cross country and track... Named Washington High School student-athlete of the year in 2009... Clocked a personal-best 5:14 mile time in 2010.

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner in cross country, track and basketball... Two-year letterwinner in volleyball... Member of the Greeley County High School state cross country championship teams in 2006, 2008 and 2009... Holds three school records: 800 meters (2:26), 1,600 meters (5:17) and 4X800-meter relay (10:03)... Named to the Garden City All-Area cross country and track teams in 2009 and 2010... Was an all-state cross country and track runner four years in a row.

PERSONAL Daughter of Jim and Josie Guasto... Majoring in architecture... Has two older siblings, Kyle (26) and Kristian (23).

PERSONAL Daughter of Robert and Dalene Moser... Mother, father, two aunts and an uncle all attended KU... Has one sister, Lauren (22)... Cousin, Tyler Gonzales, wrestled at Fort Hays State University... Cousin, Jennifer Ibarra, ran track and cross country at Butler... Uncle, Charles, ran track at Barton... Majoring in exercise science with a minor in business.

THE GUASTO FILE

Nickname(s).....................................................“Lo”, “Lolo”, “Lola”, “Guacamole” Favorite food................................................ice cream from Sylas and Maddy’s After college I plan on........................................................................ traveling Favorite hobby other than running..............................................................art Worst habit.................................................................................. overthinking Best place(s) to eat in Lawrence............................ Ingredient, Noodles and Co.

THE RICH FILE

Nickname(s)......................................................................“Maddie Mo”, “Mad” Favorite subject.....................................................................................science After college I plan on...................................................... going to grad school Favorite hobby other than running......................................................dancing Toughest course I have ever run................................................ Rim Rock Farm Favorite pro running athlete.................................................................Lisa Koll Favorite vacation spot........................................................................ Colorado Dream vacation spot...................................................... any where on a beach Favorite movie(s).......................................................................Up, Bad Boys II Best place to eat in Lawrence.................................................. Noodles and Co. If you walked into my dorm room, you would notice..........clothes everywhere I chose KU because........................................................................the tradition Favorite value(s) in others.................................................. real, down to earth My hero.............................................................................................. my mom

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Freshmen

Maddy

Ragan

5-6 • (RS) Freshman Prairie Village, Kan. (Shawnee Mission East HS)

5-6 • Freshman Portland, Ore. (Ulysses S. Grant HS)

Rich

Allen

FRESHMAN (2010) Utilized Redshirt Season High School Ran for coaches Bre Meschke and Tricia Beaham at Shawnee Mission East High School.

HIGH SCHOOL Four year letterwinner in cross country and track… Team MVP her sophomore, junior and senior years… Competed at cross country state championships all four years… Qualified for state championships in the 3,000m three-straight years.

Personal Daughter of Steve and Kim Rich... Has an older brother, Nick (23), who also attended KU... Plans to major in communications.

PERSONAL Daughter of Mark Allen and Ellen Ragan… Has a younger brother, McKinley (14)… Parents Mark and Ellen as well as grandpa, Jim Ragan, attended KU… Plans to major in architecture.

THE RICH FILE

THE ALLEN FILE

Nickname(s)....................................... “Mad Money”, “Mad Dawg”, “The Bomb” Favorite food..................................................................................... spaghetti Favorite TV show.....................................................................................“Glee” Most played song on my iPod...........“None of Your Business” by Salt-n-Pepper After college I plan on........................................................running marathons Pre-race ritual........................................................................... drinking water Favorite actress..............................................................................Blake Lively Favorite vacation spot..........................................................................Jamaica Best place to eat in Lawrence............................................................ Genovese Favorite TV sport personality........................................................Erin Andrews Favorite movie(s).....................She’s the Man, Love and Basketball, October Sky Favorite pro athlete.......................................................................... Lolo Jones Favorite pro team...........................................................................Sporting KC Not many people know this about me.................................... I’m a vegetarian Talent I would most like to have............................................................singing Favorite value(s) in others....................................... peace, love and happiness

Favorite subject(s)........................................................... photography, history Favorite food(s).............................. mashed potatoes, chocolate, Chinese food Favorite TV show(s).................................................. “House”, “Modern Family” Most played song(s) on my iPod............................... anything by Jack Johnson After college I plan on.......... going into architecture at an environmental firm Favorite hobbies other than running..................................... drawing, cooking Pre-race ritual.........................................................make waffles for breakfast Favorite actor................................................................................ Hugh Dancy Dream vacation spot....................................................................New Zealand Worst habits.................................... bite my nails, leave my shoes everywhere Favorite movies................ The Notebook, The Princess Bride, The Breakfast Club Not many people know this about me..................................I’m afraid of birds If I could meet one histrorical figure it would be..............................Rosa Parks The best thing about KU is................... the pretty campus and friendly people Outside cross country, my greatest talent is........................................ drawing Favorite value in others....................................................honesty, friendliness Item on my bucket list...................................................... visit every continent

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Freshmen

Hayley

Molly

5-2 • Freshman Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS)

5-5 • Freshman El Dorado, Kan. (El Dorado HS)

Francis

Milbourn

HIGH SCHOOL Placed fourth in the two mile at the state championships meet her senior year (2011)... Member of school record setting 4X800 meter relay team her junior year (2010)... Finished 11th in the state championships meet her freshman year (2008). PERSONAL Daughter of Mark and Tiffany Francis... Has two siblings, Carlin (19) and Caleb (16)... Father, Mark, is the head soccer coach at KU... Plans to major in journalism.

THE FRANCIS FILE

Nickname............................................................................................... “Birdi” Favorite subject.....................................................................................English Favorite food(s)....................................................... apples with peanut butter Favorite meal(s)................................................................................tacos, ribs Favorite TV show.................................................................“Pretty Little Liars” After college I plan on..................................................... traveling and writing Pre-race ritual(s)..........................................listen to my iPod, talk to my mom Toughest course I have ever run................................................ Rim Rock Farm Dream vacation spot..............................................................................Greece First job.....................................................................waitressing at Mirth Cafe Best place(s) to eat in Lawrence.......................................... Zen Zero, La Parilla I chose KU because of..................................................the journalism program The best thing about KU is............................ the enthusiasm, the school spirit Outside cross country, my greatest talent is..........................................writing Favorite value in others............................................. honesty, trustworthiness My hero..................................................................................my grandmother Items on my bucket list..........................scuba dive in Thailand, touch a whale

HIGH SCHOOL 2010 Gatorade Kansas Runner of the Year... State champion in 4A cross country her sophomore and senior years… State champion in the 3,200 meters, 1,600 meters and 800 meters during her four year high school career. PERSONAL Daughter of Sonja and Clint Milbourn... Has two older siblings, Brookes (24) and Chelsea (21)... Plans to major in business management.

THE MILBOURN FILE

Nickname................................................................................................“Moo” Favorite food(s)...................................................................oatmeal, spaghetti Favorite TV show(s)..............................................................“True Life”, “Made” Most played song on my iPod...........................“Heart of a Champion” by Nelly After college I plan on.........................................................starting a business Favorite hobby other than running........................................................baking Favorite actor...............................................................................Owen Wilson Favorite vacation spot.....................................................................Rome, Italy Worst habit............................................................................spending money Favorite movie.................................................................................... Due Date Best place to eat in Lawrence....................................................The Mad Greek Favorite pro team............................................................New England Patriots Favorite video game........................................................... “Just Dance” for Wii I chose KU because..........................................................I was born a Jayhawk Favorite value in others..................................................................... reliability My hero(s)................................................... my parents, my high school coach Item on my bucket list...............................................run the Boston Marathon

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Freshmen

Rachael

Sara

5-4 • Freshman Lawrence, Kan. (Lawrence Free State HS)

5-0 • Freshman Portland, Ore. (Valley Catholic HS)

Schaffer

Seiwald

HIGH SCHOOL Member of state third-place 4X800-meter relay team her senior year (2011)... Member of 4X800-meter relay team that finished second at state and broke the school record her junior year. PERSONAL Daughter of Van and Rose Schaffer... Has a younger sister, Sara (16)... Father, Van, ran track and cross country for KU... Plans on majoring in speech, language and hearing pathology.

THE SCHAFFER FILE

Favorite subject.....................................................................................English Favorite food(s)........................................................................................pasta Favorite TV show.................................................................. “The Cosby Show” After college I plan on.............................................traveling and getting a job Pre-race ritual................................................................... listening to my iPod Superstition...............................I have to talk to my parents before every race Favorite actor............................................................................ Ryan Reynolds Dream vacation spot..............................................................................Hawaii Favorite pro-running star......................................................Steve Prefontaine Website that is bookmarked on my computer....................................Facebook Worst habit.................................................................................chewing gum Favorite movie..................................................................Remember the Titans Best place to eat in Lawrence........................................................China House Not many people know this about me........I have only run one year of cross country I chose KU because of........................... the tradition academically and athletically My hero..................................................................................................... my sister Item on my bucket list............................................................travel to all 50 states

HIGH SCHOOL Third-place finisher in the 1,500 meters at the state meet her senior year (2011)... Placed ninth at the state cross country meet in her junior year (2009)... Notched a third-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the state meet her junior year (2010). PERSONAL Daughter of Michael and Holly Seiwald... Has an older brother, Aaron (20)... Father, Michael ran track and the Naval Academy... Plans to major in exercise science.

THE SEIWALD FILE

Favorite subject....................................................................................Spanish Favorite food............................................................................................pasta Favorite TV show.................................................................“Pretty Little Liars” Most played song on my iPod......................................... “T.G.I.F.” by Katy Perry After college I plan on..............................................getting a high-paying job Pre-race ritual.................... Going to YouTube amd watching professionals run Post-race ritual............................................................ drinking chocolate milk Favorite actress............................................................................ Kate Hudson Toughest Course I’ve ever run..................................Steens Mountain Uphill 5K Favorite vacation spot............................................................................Hawaii Worst habit...............................................................................biting my nails Favorite pro-running star............................................................ Kara Goucher Favorite pro team................................................................Los Angeles Lakers Not many people know this about me...........I played the violin in high school Outside cross country, my greatest talent is........................................cleaning Favorite value(s) in otheres......................................... loyalty, trustworthiness My hero............................................................................................ Usain Bolt

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Freshmen

Liza

Tauscher

Roster Breakdowns

5-9 • Freshman Geneva, Ill. (Geneva HS)

Men

High School State qualifier for cross country all four years of high school... Member of state champion cross country team her freshman and sophomore years (2007, 2008)... Has recorded a three mile PR of 17:28... Qualifier for Nike National Team... Academic All-Conference selection. PERSONAL Daughter of Jack and Georgia Tauscher... Has two older brothers, Rob (20) and Jake (20)... Plans to major in pharmacy.

By Classification Seniors........................................................4 Juniors.........................................................5 Sophomores................................................3 Freshman..................................................11 By State Kansas.......................................................12 Arkansas......................................................2 California....................................................2 Texas...........................................................2 Arizona........................................................1 Colorado.....................................................1 Minnesota...................................................1 Nebraska.....................................................1 Pennsylvania................................................1

Women THE TAUSCHER FILE

Favorite subject(s)............................................................... biology, chemistry Favorite food(s)............................................key lime pie, popcorn, nectarines Favorite TV show...............................................................................“Seinfeld” Most played song on my iPod...................................“Drops of Jupiter” by Train If I could switch places with one person, it would be..........................Bill Gates After college I plan on.................finishing pharmacy school and living abroad Favorite hobby other than running............................................. rock climbing Pre-race ritual.......................................................................taking my inhaler Supersition.................................................................. I always knock on wood Favorite actor(s)...............................................Denzel Washington, Will Smith Toughest Course I have ever run.................................Nike Nationals in Oregon Dream vacation spot.......................................................................... Australia Worst habit.............................................................put on chapstick too much Favorite movie(s).............................. Remember the Titans, The Lincoln Lawyer Favorite pro team.................................................................Green Bay Packers My motto............................................................. “Be happy and be postitive.” Item on my bucket list......................................................... going to the moon

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By Classification Seniors........................................................4 Juniors.........................................................4 Sophomores................................................2 Freshman..................................................10 By State Kansas.......................................................11 Missouri......................................................5 Oregon........................................................2 Illinois.........................................................1 New Mexico................................................1


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Jose Muñoz

A Look Back at the Jayhawks in 2010 It was a year of growth for the Kansas cross country teams, as a combined 25 underclassmen were featured on the men’s and women’s rosters as opposed to just five seniors. Juniors Donny Wasinger and Rebeka Stowe consistently led the Jayhawks during the 2010 campaign, while several others moved in and out of the top five throughout the season. Despite the young membership on both squads, KU put forth a valiant effort and posted many strong performances in 2010. The Jayhawks opened the season with a dominating performance, sweeping the men’s and women’s races at the annual Bob Timmons Classic. The Kansas women were nothing short of fantastic in the season’s opening meet, having eight Jayhawks finishing in the top 10. Lawrence native Kyra Kilwein took first at the meet, marking the first win of her young career. She crossed the finish line in a 5K personal-best time of 18:37.20, and joined five other Jayhawks who broke the 20-minute mark.

Josh Munsch

Brenna Farren

Lindsay Shaefer

On the men’s side, junior Zach Zarda collected the highest finish of his career with a second-place finish. His 6K time of 19:01.30 would lead eight other Jayhawks who broke the 20-minute mark.

Cori Christensen Tessa Turcotte Ben Wilson

A week later at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge, more Jayhawk women stepped up as sophomores Allie Marquis and Tessa Turcotte finished second and third, respectively. Kilwein and Cori Christensen would also collect top-10 finishes with personal best times as the women came together for a second-place team finish at the meet.

Devin Weigers

The men found their stride, finishing first in team scoring for the second-straight week and placing four Jayhawks in the top five. Donny Wasinger made a triumphant return for the men, collecting a first-place finish with a time of 25:17.45 in the 8K race. Nick Caprario, Zarda and Austin Bussing rounded out the Jayhawks who each grabbed spots in the top five.

Clay Schneider

After a three week lay-off, the Jayhawks returned to action at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in Madison, Wis. The women, who finished11th in the team standings, saw the return of junior Rebeka Stowe, who led the women with an individual 12th-place finish. Stowe’s 6K time of 20:31.10 was a career-best for the Olathe, Kan., native. Redshirt freshman Natalie Becker also had a break out race, becoming the Jayhawks’ No. 2 finisher and placing 54th overall, crossing the finish line in 21:20.50. Wasinger once again led the KU men, this time to a 16th-place team finish. Like Stowe, Wasinger too set a personal best with his 8K time of 24:02.80 in a 24th-place finish. Senior Nick Caprario also ran his best race of the season, notching the team’s No. 2 finish for the second-straight meet. Caprario crossed the finish line in 24:30.20 to place 54th.

Austin Bussing

Zach Zarda

In the most competitive field of the season for Kansas, the Jayhawk men and women finished 18th and 24th, respectively, at the ISU Pre-Nationals meet (Oct. 16), held on the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind.

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Kyra Kilwein


Nick Caprario

Stowe led the women’s team for the second-consecutive race, placing 16th individually with a 6K time of 20:43.90. She was followed by Becker who finished 52nd overall in 21:25. Leading the Jayhawk men for the thrid-straight meet was Wasinger, who finished in 47th place after running a 24:33.70 8K. He was again followed by Caprario at 25:13.30 (116th). Next up for the Jayhawks was the much anticipated Big 12 Championships hosted by Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. Stowe put together another masterful performance, finishing in 12th place with a 6K time of 20:43.44, becoming only the third women’s runner in Kansas history to earn All-Big 12 honors. Becker would again take KU’s No. 2 finish, running a 21:41.64 6K and placing 39th overall. Amanda Miller (21:53.93), Marquis (21:57.39), and Tessa Turcotte (21:58) would round out the top five KU women’s finishers, earning a seventh-place team finish.

Natalie Becker

As he had done in the three previous meets, Wasinger again paced the KU men, who, like the women, would go on to earn a seventh-place team finish. Wasinger notched a 13th-place individual finish, his best ever at the conference meet.

Jose Muñoz

Led by top-31 performances from the usual suspects (Stowe, Wasinger, Caprario and Becker), the Kansas men’s and women’s teams finished 11th and sixth, respectively, at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships, held at Newman Golf Course near the campus of Bradley University. Stowe finished in 18th place with a 6K time of 20:40.33 to lead the KU women. The finish marked the fourth-consecutive race Stowe placed in the top-20, breaking the 21 minute mark in each.

Amanda Miller

It was a day to remember for Wasinger, who was once again the highest finisher for the men’s team in his second career 10K race. His 10th-place finish earned him an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships ans his time of 30:05.30 would smash his previous best, making him the first KU male to compete at the NCAA meet since 2007.

Josh Baden

Midwest Regionals marked the final event of the 2010 season for almost all of the Jayhawks, but the team said goodbye to only two (Nick Caprario and Amanda Miller) of 13 runners who competed at the event. Caprario was a four-year letterwinner and a three-time Academic All-Big 12 Second Team selection. He ran in five races as a senior, posting a career-best 8K time (24:30.20) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational as well as a career best 10K time (30:50.05) at the Midwest Regionals. Miller was also a four-year letterwinner as well as the team’s captain for two seasons. She was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and posted five top-10 finishes throughout her career. She ran in four meets her senior season including a personal best 6K time (21:41.60) at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.

Donny Wasinger

While the season was over the majority of his teammates, Wasinger saw action in his first NCAA Championship Meet at LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course near the campus of Indiana State Univeristy. Despite fighting sickness and running against the toughest competition in the country, Wasinger put up a strong valiant effort on a cold day in Terre Haute. He would conclude his 2010 season with a 233rd-place finish and a 10K time of 33:02.7.

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Rebeka Stowe


2010 Results WOMEN Bob Timmons Classic Sept. 4, 2010 Rim Rock Farm Lawrence, Kan. 5K

Missouri Cross Country Challenge Sept. 11, 2010 A.L. Gustin Golf Course Columbia, Mo. 5K

Team Finish - 1st Individual Finishes (out of 41) 1. Kyra Kilwein 2. Tessa Turcotte 3. Natalie Becker 5. Devin Wiegers 6. Kathleen Thompson 7. Brenna Farren 8. Cori Christensen 9. Mackenzie Abernathy 17. Lindsay Schaefer

Time 18:37.20 18:50.90 19:33.90 19:41.90 19:48.50 19:55.90 20:00.00 20:14.70 21:38.30

ISU Pre-Nationals Oct. 16, 2010 LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course Terre Haute, Ind. 6K Team Finish - 24th WHITE RACE Individual Finishes (out of 274) Time 16. Rebeka Stowe 52. Natalie Becker 134. Tessa Turcotte 137. Kara Windisch 160. Kyra Kilwein 177. Allie Marquis 183. Amanda Miller

20:43.90 21:25.00 22:08.40 22:10.20 22:21.60 22:30.00 22:32.30

OPEN RACE Individual Finishes (out of 128) Time 92. Brenna Farren 23:44.30 102. Mackenzie Abernathy 23:59.50 111. Cori Christensen 24:10.50 127. Kathleen Thompson 25:42.60

Wisconsin adidas Invitational Oct. 2, 2010 Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course Madison, Wis. 6K

Team Finish - 2nd (out of 3)

Team Finish - 11th (out of 20)

Individual Finishes (out of 35)

Time Individual Finishes (out of 202) Time 12. Rebeka Stowe 54. Natalie Becker 65. Tessa Turcotte 75. Amanda Miller 83. Kyra Kilwein 106. Brenna Farren 128. Allie Marquis

20:31.10 21:20.50 21:36.40 21:41.60 21:54.30 22:30.50 22:57.30

2. Allie Marquis 3. Tessa Turcotte 6. Kyra Kilwein 9. Cori Christensen 11. Natalie Becker 13. Kathleen Thompson 15. Brenna Farren 21. Mackenzie Abernathy 25. Lindsay Shaefer

18:01.90 18:20.16 18:34.39 18:59.82 19:09.60 19:21.38 19:26.00 19:59.22 21:15.11

Winner 1. Vanatta Kaitie (Missouri)

Winner 17:37.20 1. Charlotte Browning (Fla.) 20:13.40

Big 12 Championships Oct. 30, 2010 Oklahoma State Cross Country Course Stillwater, Okla. 6K Team Finish - 7th (out of 12) Individual Finishes (out of 83)

NCAA Midwest Regional Championships Nov. 13, 2010 Newman Golf Course Peoria, Ill. 6K Team Finish - 6th

Time Individual Finishes (out of 188) Time

12. Rebeka Stowe 39. Natalie Becker 50. Amanda Miller 51. Allie Marquis 52. Tessa Turcotte 57. Kara Windisch 62. Kyra Kilwein

20:43.44 21:41.64 21:53.93 21:57.39 21:58.00 22:07.22 22:17.04

Winner 1. Rose Tanui (Texas Tech)

Winner 20:04.34 1. Stephanie Price (Minn.)

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18. Rebeka Stowe 33. Natalie Becker 35. Tessa Turcotte 52. Allie Marquis 54. Kara Windisch 71. Amanda Miller 88. Kyra Kilwein

20:40.33 21:07.74 21:08.31 21:27.88 21:28.92 21:44.10 21:52.38

20:01.48


2010 Results MEN Bob Timmons Classic Sept. 4, 2010 Rim Rock Farm Lawrence, Kan. 6K

Missouri Cross Country Challenge Sept. 11, 2010 A.L. Gustin Golf Course Columbia, Mo. 8K

Team Finish - 1st 19:01.30 19:06.50 19:06.90 19:16.00 19:38.20 19:51.70 19:52.00 19:53.90 19:58.30 20:16.60

ISU Pre-Nationals Oct. 16, 2010 LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course Terre Haute, Ind. 8K Team Finish - 18th

25:17.45 25:49.70 26:04.88 26:06.09 26:21.75 26:33.93 26:56.44 27:14.00 27:20.15 27:24.47 27:26.63 27:32.68 28:04.51

Big 12 Championships Oct. 30, 2010 Oklahoma State Cross Country Course Stillwater, Okla. 8K Team Finish - 7th (out of 12)

WHITE RACE Individual Finishes (out of 241) Time Individual Finishes (out of 82)

OPEN RACE

Time Individual Finishes (out of 212) Time

Time Individual Finishes (out of 36)

1. Donny Wasinger 2. Nick Caprario 4. Zach Zarda 5. Austin Bussing 7. Jose Munoz 9. Josh Munsch 12. Josh Baden 15. Emilio Trujillo 17. Ben Wilson 18. Kaman Schneider 19. Clay Schneider 20. Nikki Trooien-Smith Winner Paul Hefferon (Hanson Bros.) 18:31.10 21. Sean Proehl

47. Donny Wasinger 116. Nick Caprario 132. Austin Bussing 147. Josh Baden 159. Josh Munsch 194. Jose Munoz

Team Finish - 16th (out of 21)

Team Finish - 1st (out of 4)

Individual Finishes (out of 48) 2. Zach Zarda 4. Josh Munsch 5. Jose Munoz 6. Josh Baden 8. Kaman Schneider 9. Clay Schneider 10. Ben Wilson 11. Nikki Tooien-Smith 13. Emilio Trujillo 17. Sean Proehl

Wisconsin adidas Invitational Oct. 2, 2010 Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course Madison, Wis. 8K

24:33.70 25:13.30 25.21.00 25:34.60 25:40.90 26:09.00

13. Donny Wasinger 28. Nick Caprario 48. Austin Bussing 49. Josh Baden 62. Jose Munoz 67. Josh Munsch 77. Nikki Trooien-Smith

Individual Finishes (out of 128) Time 62. Nikki Trooien-Smith 26:33.70 69. Ben Wilson 26:38.90 Winner 87. Kaman Schneider 27:00.00 1. Girma Mecheso (OSU)

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24. Donny Wasinger 54. Nick Caprario 99. Austin Bussing 112. Jose Munoz 116. Josh Munsch 132. Josh Baden 137. Nikki Trooien-Smith

24:02.80 24:30.20 25:01.60 25:23.50 25:28.50 26:04.00 26:23.70

Winner 1. Donn Cabral (Princeton)

23:29.00

NCAA Midwest Regional Championships Nov. 13, 2010 Newman Golf Course Peoria, Ill. 10K Team Finish - 11th

Time Individual Finishes (out of 171) Time 24:40.04 25:17.02 25:46.96 25:52.99 26:34.59 26:40.87 27:40.19

10. Donny Wasinger 31. Nick Caprario 64. Josh Baden 82. Austin Bussing 127. Nikki Trooien-Smith 147. Jose Munoz

Winner 23:56.94 1. Colby Lowe (OSU)

30:05.30 30:50.05 31:40.53 32:02.34 32:59.25 33:45.25

29:30.70


2010 Results 2010 NCAA Division I National Championships Hosted By Indiana State University LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course Terre Haute, Ind. Nov. 22, 2010 MEN’S 10,000 METER INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Place

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

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Name

Class

School

2k

5k 8k

Samuel Chelanga Stephen Sambu Luke Puskedra Leonard Korir Chris Derrick Jake Riley Girma Mecheso German Fernandez Colby Lowe Matthew Centrowitz

SR JR JR JR JR JR JR JR JR JR

Liberty Arizona Oregon Iona Stanford Stanford Okla. State Okla. State Okla. State Oregon

5:45 5:46 5:45 5:49 5:50 5:51 5:52 5:53 5:52 5:49

14:37 14:38 14:38 14:48 15:06 15:06 15:06 15:06 15:06 15:06

23:27 23:27 23:34 23:41 23:54 23:54 23:54 23:54 23:54 24:00

29:22.2 29:26.5 29:38.0 29:42.0 29:44.7 29:45.0 29:47.5 29:49.3 29:57.6 30:01.1

Donny Wasinger

JR

Kansas

5:57 15:59 26:15

33:02.7

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Rim Rock Farm The University of Kansas hosts its home cross country meets at historic Rim Rock Farm, northwest of Lawrence. Before being donated to KU in 2004, the property was owned by former head track and field and cross country coach Bob Timmons and has been the home of the Jayhawks since the 1974 season. Any runner or spectator will say that the course is quite challenging and unique. In addition to having two covered bridges as part of the course, Rim Rock Farm also features specific hills, turns and other landmarks that are named after former Jayhawk greats. Dispersed throughout the course are silhouette statues of seven legendary Jayhawk distance runners including Herb Semper, Al Frame, John Lawson and Olympians Billy Mills, Wes Santee, Glenn Cunningham and Jim Ryun. Rim Rock Farm was the vision of Coach Timmons, who, during his 23-year tenure, won two cross country conference championships. “There is something for everyone at Rim Rock Farm,” Timmons said. “Parents are afforded the opportunity to walk around throughout the course and find all the wonderful places to observe. Spectators can catch the runners three or four times throughout the event and explore the different elevations. And the runners can navigate a course that will challenge them with its obstacles and amaze them with its beauty. That’s what makes Rim Rock Farm so exciting.” In the fall of 2006, Rim Rock Farm played host to its first Big 12 Cross Country Conference Championships. Rim Rock Farm hosted the Big Eight Cross Country Championships in 1983, 1991 and 1995, and was also the site of the 1998 NCAA Division I and II Cross Country Championships as well as numerous Kansas high school state meets. Rim Rock Farm is home of the Jayhawks, but also home to former Kansas runner Steve Heffernan. After donating the course to KU, Timmons made sure that the cozy house in the middle of the farm had a full-time tenant. Heffernan is currently responsible for the farm’s upkeep, while also serving as head coach of cross country and track and field at Lawrence Free State High School.

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Kansas Tradition

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ew collegiate cross country and track programs have the heritage and tradition the Kansas program bestowes. Mount Oread has been home to some of the greatest distance runners and coaches in the nation’s history and has been at the center of the evolution of cross country and track and field over the past century. The Jayhawk program has seen 27 All-Americans, 15 conference champions, five national champions and five future Olympians suit up in the Crimson and Blue as well as two legendary coaches who are now enshrined in numerous Hall of Fames around the country. Former American and world record holders such as Jim Ryun, Wes Santee and Billy Mills each kicked off their legendary running careers in Lawrence and have joined throngs of other KU men and women who have established Kansas cross country as a tradition-rich national power.

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NCAA National Champions 1953

Wes Santee

The 1953 National Championship team from Kansas is still considered to be one of the most complete and strongest teams to ever take home a NCAA title. On a cool and windy late November day in 1953, the six men on that team ran their way into Jayhawk immortality. Led by individual champion Wes Santee, the Jayhawks placed four of their six runners in the top 40, earning 70 points and besting runner-up Indiana by 11. The championship catapulted an already prestigious Kansas program into a perennial national championship contender, winning the next six-straight conference championships and taking teams to 10 of the next 15 NCAA Championship meets. The 1953 championship was one of the many highlights of coach Bill Easton’s 17-year tenure at KU, earning him his only cross country championship while at Kansas, but giving him the fourth title of his 25-year coaching career. This championship has stamped its place along side the many KU legends.

Lloyd Koby

1953 NCAA Cross Country National Championships East Lansing, Mich. November 23, 1953 4 Miles

Art Dalzell

Kansas Finishers (Out of 101) Time 1. Wes Santee........................................... 19:43.5 14. Art Dalzell............................................ 20:30 18. Al Frame............................................ 20:33.5 40. Lloyd Koby........................................... 20:55 42. Dick Wilson.......................................... 20:57 78. Tom Rupp............................................. 22:18 Team Finishes (Out of 11) Team Points Total 1. Kansas.................................1-7-10-25-27-(56)........... 70 2. Indiana.............................. 4-5-9-29-34-(57-66).......... 81 3. Syracuse.......................... 2-12-23-26-30-(50-53)........ 93 4. Penn State........................ 3-6-19-33-36-(58-60)......... 97 5. Pittsburgh.........................14-15-16-20-39-(45)........ 104

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LEGENDS Benson Chesang (2003-06) When ranking Kansas runners from the modern era, Benson Chesang is an easy selection for the top of the list. The Kenya native won the Big 12 Championships two straight years, the first KU runner to do so since 1954-55, when John Lawson won back-to-back conference titles. Chesang was just the fifth man in school history to run in three NCAA Championship meets and recorded the highest KU finish in the 2004 meet (seventh) since CHESANG’S ACCOLADES Brent Steiner took seventh in • Two-time Big 12 Champion (2004, 2005) 1984. His finish at the NCAA • Three NCAA Championship Appearances meet in the 2004 earned him • 2004 All-American All-American honors, the first • Three-time All-Big 12 Selection KU male to do so in 20 years. • Three-time All-District Selection Over his four years in Lawrence, Chesang was a three-time Allconference and all-region selection and was the team’s top runner all but one year of his Kansas career. In 2005 he helped the men’s team to a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships, the Jayhawks’ best result at Nationals since 1989. He was also Big 12 Runner of the Week multiple times for his constant top-10 finishes.

Glenn Cunningham (1931-33) One of the earliest cross country greats to don the Crimson and Blue was Glenn Cunningham. A member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame, Cunningham was a two-time Big Six Conference cross country champion, capturing the league crown in 1931 and 1932. Cunningham also excelled in track and field while at Kansas, breaking the world record in the indoor 1,500 meters (3:53.3) in 1934 and both the indoor mile (4:08.4) in 1932 and the outdoor mile (4:06.7) in 1933. During his tenure on the track at KU, he served as team captain in 1934 and won 12 conference championships: four indoor (1932-34, mile run and 1934, 880-yard run) and eight outdoor (1932-34, mile run; 1932-34, 880-yard run; 1933-34, two-mile run). In 1932 and 1933, Cunningham was the NCAA champion in the mile run, earning All-America accolades in the process. A two-time Olympian in the 1,500 meters (1932 and 1936), Cunningham won the silver medal at the 1936 summer games in Berlin. In 1974, he became one of the first inductees into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame.

CUNNINGHAM’S ACCOLADES • 1931 and 1932 Big Six Conference Cross Country Champion • Silver Medalist in 1,500-meter run at 1936 Olympics • Broke three world records while at Kansas

In accordance with his early success, Cunningham’s statue is located near the start of the course. The finish line at Rim Rock Farm is affectionately known as the Glenn Cunningham Finish.

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LEGENDS Bill Easton (1948-65) In a career that spanned three decades, Bill Easton built a reputation as one of the nation’s best track and field coaches. Before coming to Kansas in 1948, Easton won three-straight cross country NCAA Championships with Drake University while also serving as the meet director for the Drake Relays. At Kansas, Easton’s teams were always near the top of the conference. His cross country teams won 15 conference championships and never finished worse than second in his 18 years as coach. He won conference titles in cross country, indoor and outdoor track for eight consecutive years. The first highlight of Easton’s Jayhawk career came in 1953 when his cross country team won the NCAA Championship. He later won the 1959 and 1960 outdoor men’s track and field titles. Easton coached 32 All-Americans including Wes Santee, Herb Semper, Al Frame, Billy Mills and John Lawson. In track and field, he mentored Olympic champions Bill Nieder and Al Oerter. All together, Easton coached eight Olympians. His KU athletes set 14 intercollegiate records, seven NCAA records, 14 American records, four Olympic records and four EASTON’S ACCOLADES world records. He is a member of • Four NCAA Individual Cross Country Champions seven different halls of fame, includ• 1953 NCAA Cross Country Champions ing the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame • 10 Top-six finishes at NCAA Championships and the USA Track and Field Hall • 15 Conference Championships of Fame. The Bill Easton Scoreboard • 12 Individual Conference Champions stands in his honor near the finish line at Rim Rock Farm.

Al Frame (1952-55) Al Frame carved out an impressive cross country and track and field career while attending the University of Kansas. A member of the 1953 NCAA championship team, Frame won the individual NCAA championship in 1954. Under the tutelage of head coach Bill Easton, Frame was a member of three Big Seven Conference championship teams while at KU. He also won two Big Seven individual championships, netting the accomplishment in back-to-back years (1954 and 1955) and was the last Jayhawk to do so until Benson Chesang won the Big 12 Championship in consecutive years (2004 and 2005). A 1954 and 1955 All-America honoree, Frame, like so many before him, also found success on the track and field team. During his time on the team, Frame captured six Big Seven Conference championships: four indoor (1954, two-mile run; 1955-56, mile run; 1956, 880-yard run) and two outdoor (1955, mile run; 1955, two-mile run). A third-place finish at the outdoor NCAA Championships in 1955 added AllAmerica status to Frame’s resume. A member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame, Frame’s statue at Rim Rock Farm is located just FRAME’S ACCOLADES north of Pat’s Little Pond on the third mile of the course. • 1954 and 1955 Big Seven Champion • 1954 and 1955 All-Amercian • 1954 NCAA Champion

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LEGENDS John Lawson (1963-66) As the most recent Kansas cross country runner to win the NCAA championship, John Lawson’s career signals yet another chapter in the golden era of Kansas cross country. In 1965, Lawson pulled off an impressive sweep, capturing both the Big Eight Conference championship and the NCAA individual title and was recognized with All-America status. A member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame, Lawson also performed valiantly on the Kansas track and field team, earning three All-America awards: one indoor for his second-place performance in the two-mile run and two outdoor for consecutive second-place finishes in the three-mile run in 1965 and 1966. At the conference level, Lawson captured four individual championships: three indoor (1964 and 1966, two-mile run; 1966, mile run) and one outdoor (1965, three-mile run). Lawson’s statue at Rim Rock Farm can be found near the end of the third mile of the course, southwest of the finish line.

LAWSON’S ACCOLADES • 1965 Big Eight Cross Country Champion • 1965 NCAA Champion • 1965 and 1966 All-American

Billy Mills (1958-61) Gold medalist. All-American. Hall-of-Famer. Kansas Jayhawk. All these accolades describe Billy Mills, who made his impact on the Kansas tradition with golden footprints. A two-time All-American (1958 and 1959), Mills captured the 1960 Big Eight cross country championship. He was also a part of two Big Eight Conference team titles while at KU (1958 and 1959) under head coach Bill Easton. However, Mills’ legacy at KU extends far beyond the borders of the Sunflower State. A member of the 1964 United States Olympic team, Mills won the gold medal in the 10,000 meters and set a new Olympic record. In dramatic fashion, Mills came from behind on the last lap to win the race in Tokyo and to this day, he is still the only American to win the event. Mills’ success was also evident on the track and field team, as he set a world record in the six-mile run in 1965 (27:11.6). He won two Big Eight Conference Individual Championships, capturing both the indoor and outdoor champion- MILLS’ ACCOLADES ships in 1961, and was a member • 1958 and 1959 All-American of both the 1959 and 1960 NCAA • 1960 Big Eight Cross Country Champion championship track teams. • 1964 10,000 meter Olympic Gold Medalist Inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1976, Mills’ iconic statue, in which his arms are raised high, is placed on the last straightaway of Rim Rock Farm, saluting the runners for their perseverance and will to compete. In fact, the pose of Mills’ silhouette is identical to the one he struck upon winning the gold medal at the 1964 Olympics.

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LEGENDS Jim Ryun (1966-69) There is perhaps no other athlete more associated with Kansas distance running than Jim Ryun. His legend extends far beyond his KU accomplishments. A three-time Olympian (1964, 1968 and 1972), Ryun captured silver at the 1968 games in Mexico City in the 1,500 meters, duplicating the performance of former Jayhawk Glenn Cunningham at the 1936 games. During his tenure at KU from 1966-69, Ryun broke five world records, including the world outdoor mile record twice, and also claimed five individual NCAA titles. Before attending Kansas, Ryun became the first high school runner to complete the mile run in under four minutes. In addition, his national high school mile record of 3:55.3, set over 30 years ago, still stands today for events completed in the U.S. Inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1982, Ryun’s statue at Rim Rock Farm sits atop the Jim Ryun Skyline Bend and is among the first statues visitors see when turning into RYUN’S WORLD RECORDS AT KU Rim Rock Farm. RYUN’S ACCOLADES • Broke five world records while at Kansas • Five NCAA Individual Championships • Still holds 11 outdoor and three indoor track & field records • 1972 Olympic Silver Medalist in 1,500-meter run

1966: Mile (Outdoor): 3:51.3 1966: 880-yard run (Outdoor): 1:44.9 1967: 880-yard run (Indoor): 1:48.3 1967: 1,500-meter run: 3:33.1 1967: Mile (Outdoor): 3:51.1

RYUN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS 1967: Mile, Indoor 1967: Mile, Outdoor 1968: Mile, Indoor 1968: Two-Mile, Indoor 1969: Mile, Indoor

Wes Santee (1952-55) A legendary Kansas Jayhawk, Wes Santee’s contributions to Kansas cross country and track and field are among the bedrocks of the tradition-rich heritage. Santee, an Ashland, Kan., native, captured the NCAA championship in 1953, giving KU the individual crown for the third time in four years. In fact, Santee’s All-America performance at the 1953 NCAA Championships propelled the Kansas cross country team to the NCAA title, the only cross country team in KU’s history to achieve the feat. Santee also excelled at the conference level, claiming back-to-back league championships in 1952 and 1953 and helping his team collect two Big Seven Conference championships (1952 and 1953). Santee was a member of the 1952 U.S. Olympic team in the 5,000 meters. He broke three world records while at Kansas, twice setting new marks in the indoor mile run (1954, 4:04.9; 1955, 4:03.8) and in the outdoor 1,500 meters (1954, 3:42.8). A two-time outdoor All-American, Santee won the 5,000 meters in 1952 and the mile run in 1953. Santee collected seven conference championships: four indoor (1952-54, mile run; 1953, 880 yards) and four outdoor (1952-54, mile run; 1953, SANTEE’S ACCOLADES 880 yards). SANTEE’S WORLD RECORDS AT KU 1954: Indoor Mile: 4:04.9 1954: Outdoor 1,500 meters: 3:42.8 1955: Indoor Mile: 4:03.8

A member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame, Santee’s statue at Rim Rock Farm can be found at the start of the second mile of the course, west of the Shady Glen.

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• 1953 NCAA Individual Champion • Member of 1953 NCAA Championship Team • 1952 and 1953 Big Seven Conference Champion • 1952 Olympian in 5,000-meter run • Broke three world records while at Kansas


LEGENDS Herb Semper (1949-52) A member of the Kansas cross country program during its golden era under the direction of head coach Bill Easton, Herb Semper firmly established his mark in the lore of Kansas cross country. Semper became the first Jayhawk to win an NCAA championship, prevailing in 1950 and then again in 1951. He remains the only runner in KU history to win two cross country individual national championships. Under Easton’s guidance, Semper was a member of two Big Seven Conference championship teams (1950 and 1951) and was a two-time Big Seven individual champion (1950 and 1951). Semper is also a member of the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame. Semper’s excellence extended to the Kansas track and field team as well. A four-time Big Seven Conference champion in the two-mile run (1950-52 indoor; 1950 outdoor), Semper SEMPER’S ACCOLADES was a two-time outdoor All- • 1950 and 1951 NCAA Cross Country Champion American after back-to-back • 1950 and 1951 Big Seven Conference Champion third-place finishes in the twomile run at the NCAA Championships. Semper’s statue at Rim Rock Farm is surrounded by three ponds (Teardrop Pond, Jayhawk Pond and Pat’s Little Pond) on the northeast portion of the course.

Julia Saul (1991-1993) Arguably the greatest female runner Kansas cross country has ever seen, Julia Saul was the catalyst that began the rise of the women’s program. After the Lawrence native transfered to KU from Oregon following the 1990 season, she put together a list of accolades that no other woman in the Crimson and Blue has been able to match. To this day she is the only female cross country AllAmerican in Kansas history, earning the honor with her 18th-place finish at the 1992 NCAA Championships. A three-time All-Big Eight and All-District V selection, she collected a total of six individual titles throughout her career, including the 1991 District V title. Saul become just the fifth Jayhawk in the history of both the men’s and women’s programs to run in three NCAA Championship meets, finishing 32nd, 16th and 65th in the three races. She was the top KU finisher in all but three races she competed in during her three SAUL’S ACCOLADES years and never finished lower • First Female KU Cross Country All-American than fourth at the Big Eight • Six individual titles at Kansas • Two Big Eight track titles in 1992 Championships. • 1991 District V Champion

Saul’s track career was just has decorated as her time with cross country. She was a two-time Big Eight Champion, claiming her first title in the 5,000 meters at the 1992 Indoor Championships, and her second coming later that year in the 10,000 meters at the 1992 Outdoor Championships. She still holds the school record in the outdoor 5,000-meters and, until 2010, also held the indoor 5,000 meter school record.

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LEGENDS Bob Timmons (1968-88) Bob Timmons is to Kansas Cross Country what Phog Allen is to Kansas Basketball. The man who coached KU to four NCAA Track and Field Championships is perhaps most noted for bringing Jim Ryun to Lawrence. Timmons coached Ryun at Wichita East High School until 1964, when he became an assistant at KU for a year under Bill Easton. Ryun then followed Timmons to Kansas where he continued to thrive under Timmons’ coaching. Timmons was an 11-time NCAA District V Coach of the Year and was the 1975 U.S. Track and Field Coaches Association National Coach of the Year. At the helm of the KU track and field program, he led the Jayhawks to 13 indoor league crowns and 14 outdoor titles. In cross country, Timmons guided John Lawson to the 1965 NCAA Individual Championship. In 1970, Timmons and his wife, Pat, purchased land just north of Lawrence. In 1974 that property became known as Rim Rock Farm, and it has been home of the Jayhawk Cross Country teams ever since. Rim Rock Farm is known as one of the best and TIMMONS’ ACCOLADES toughest • 11-time NCAA District V Coach of the Year cross country • Four Track and Field NCAA Championships courses in the nation and is a credit • 1975 USTFCA National Coach of the Year to Timmons’ vision and passion for the sport. The annual Bob Timmons Classic is held each September in the legendary coach’s honor on the course he put so much work into. During his career, Timmons coached 77 All-Americans, 24 NCAA champions, 16 world record holders and seven Olympians. Timmons is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association Hall of Fame, the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame and the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.

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Colby Wissel

On October 27, 2006, Kansas junior Colby Wissel became the 15th Jayhawk to be crowned a conference champion. The Elm Creek, Neb., native overcame the blustery and muddy conditions to finish the 8k race in 24:34 and helped guide the Kansas men’s team to a third-place finish. It was a momentous victory for Wissel as well as the rest of the Jayhawk program and was made even more special because it was done on KU’s home course, Rim Rock Farm. Wissel blazed past Texas senior Joe Thorne in the final 1,000 meters of the race to give KU its third-straight individual conference champion. The victory vaulted the junior into illustrious company with other past Kansas conference champions like Wes Santee, Billy Mills, Herb Semper and Al Frame. Wissel remains the most recent Big 12 champion to don the Crimson and Blue.

2006 Big 12 Champion

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KU OLYMPIANS Name Glenn Cunningham Glenn Cunningham Wes Santee Billy Mills Jim Ryun Jim Ryun Jim Ryun Charlie Gruber

Event 1,500 meters 1,500 meters 5,000 meters 10,000 meters 1,500 meters 1,500 meters 1,500 meters 1,500 meters

Finish - Silver Medal - Gold Medal - Silver Medal - -

Year 1932 1936 1952 1964 1964 1968 1972 2004

CROSS COUNTRY ALL-AMERICANS Harold Moore (1945) Bob Karnes (1947, 1948) Harold Hinchee (1948) Herb Semper (1950) Cliff Abel (1950) Herb Semper (1951) Norm Bitner (1951) Wes Santee (1953) Art Dalzell (1953) Al Frame (1954, 1955) Jan Howell (1956) Jerry McNeal (1956, 1957)

Big Six Glenn Cunningham (1931, 1932) Bob Karnes (1947) Big Seven Bob Karnes (1948, 1949) Herb Semper (1950, 1951) Wes Santee (1952, 1953) Al Frame (1954, 1955)

Lee Adams Billy Alley Gary Ard Jim Bausch Terry Beucher Les Bitner Dick Blair David Blutcher Jeff Buckingham George Byers Shelia Calmese Frank Cindrich Sam Colson Glen Cunningham Cliff Cushman Elwyn Dees Bob Devinney Emmett Edwards Allen Frame

Theo Hamilton Herold Hadley Scott Huffman Ron Jessie Jan Johnson J.W. Johnson Roger Kathol Kristi Kloster Doug Knop John Lawson Eddie Lewis Mark Lutz Brian McElroy Billy Mills Ralph Moody Kevin Newell Bill Nieder Jim Niehouse Al Oerter

Sanya Olowabi Tom Poor Terry Porter Michael Ricks Scott Russell Jim Ryun Karl Salb Wes Santee Tom Scavuzzo Herb Semper Herb Shelby Randy Smith Dennis Stewart Charlie Tidwell Jay Wagner Cliff Wiley Steve Wilhelm

NCAA APPEARANCES - MEN

INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Missouri Valley Fred Rodkey (1914, 1915) Poco Frazier (1927, 1928)

KU HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

Big Eight Jerry McNeal (1956) Tom Skutka (1957) Billy Mills (1960) Bill Dotson (1961) John Lawson (1965) Big 12 Benson Chesang (2004, 2005) Colby Wissel (2006)

1950................ 4th 1951............... 2nd 1953.................1st 1954................ 4th 1955............... 2nd 1956............... 2nd 1957................ 5th 1961................ 4th 1963................ 4th 1965................ 6th 1966.............. 16th

1968.............. 16th 1969...............21st 1972.............. 14th 1979............. 22nd 1981.............. 18th 1989.............. 10th 1990.............. 16th 1991.............. 15th 1994.............. 16th 2005.............. 12th 2006.............. 20th

TEAM CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Missouri Valley 1928

NCAA INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS

Big Six 1947 Big Seven 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 Big Eight 1958, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1969

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Herb Semper...........................................................1950, 1951 Wes Santee........................................................................1953 Al Frame...........................................................................1954 John Lawson.....................................................................1965


Men’s Year-by-Year Results Year 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965

Head Coach W.O. Hamilton W.O. Hamilton W.O. Hamilton Fred Rodkey --- Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan Karl Schlademan John McMurphy Dr. H.J. Huff Dr. H.J. Huff Dr. H.J. Huff Brutus Hamilton Brutus Hamilton Brutus Hamilton Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Bill Hargiss Henry Shenk Ray Kanehl Ray Kanehl Ray Kanehl Ray Kanehl Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton Bill Easton

Conf. NCAA Region NCAA 2nd - - - --2nd - - - --2nd - - - --2nd - - - --DNC --- --DNC - - - --2nd - - - --DNC --- --2nd --- --4th - - - --4th --- --6th - - - --4th - - - --2nd --- --1st --- --2nd --- --5th --- --3rd --- --6th --- --No Meet --- --5th --- --6th --- --6th --- --6th --- --3rd --- --3rd --- --6th --- --5th --- --No Meet --- --No Meet --- --No Meet --- --No Meet --- --5th --- --1st --- --1st --- --1st --- --1st --- 4th 1st --- 2nd 1st --- --1st --- 1st 1st --- 4th 1st --- 2nd 1st --- 2nd 1st --- 5th 1st --- --1st --- --2nd --- --1st --- 4th 2nd --- --1st --- 4th 1st --- --2nd --- 6th

1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Bob Timmons Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine

3rd 3rd 1st 1st 5th 2nd 4th 4th 7th 7th 2nd DNC 3rd 2nd 4th 2nd 6th 4th 4th 7th 6th 4th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 5th 8th 4th 7th 8th 8th 6th 7th 6th 7th 8th 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 7th 8th 8th 7th

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Year-by-Year Top Postseason Finishers Conference Championships 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1961 1960 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1932 1931 1928 1927 1915 1914

Donny Wasinger (10) Donny Wasinger (37) Donny Wasinger (28) Colby Wissel (5) Colby Wissel (1) Benson Chesang (1) Benson Chesang (1) Benson Chesang (11) Mark Menefee (18) Brent Behrens (13) Charlie Gruber (14) Brian Jensen (25) Brian Jensen (5) Ricardo Amezcua (10) Jerry Fullins (10) Chris Gaston (23) David Johnson (16) Bryan Schultz (27) Michael Cox (11) Donnie Anderson (9) Donnie Anderson (10) Donnie Anderson (14) Steve Heffernan (10) Steve Heffernan (9) Craig Watcke (20) Ben Welch (28) Brent Steiner (3) Brent Steiner (3) Brent Steiner (6) Tim Tays (5) Tim Gundy (10) Paul Schultz (3) Dave Bauer (7) Kendall Smith (25) George Mason (3) John Roscoe (9) Bill Lundberg (7) Kent McDonald (4) Kent McDonald (12) Dave Anderson (6) Jay Mason (8) Jay Mason (9) Doug Smith (3) Glenn Cunningham (3) Tom Yergovich (8) John Lawson (1) Bill Silverberg (2) Bill Dotson (1) Billy Mills (1) Tom Skutka (1) Jerry McNeal (1) Al Frame (1) Al Frame (1) Wes Santee (1) Wes Santee (1) Herb Semper (1) Herb Semper (1) Bob Karnes (1) Bob Karnes (1) Bob Karnes (1) Glenn Cunningham (1) Glenn Cunningham (1) Poco Frazier (1) Poco Frazier (1) Fred Rodkey (1) Fred Rodkey (1)

1911-27: 5 miles 1932-51: 2 miles 1952-68: 3 miles 1969-71: 4 miles 1972-77: 5 miles 1978-88: 10k 1989-present: 8k

24:40.04 26:00.82 25:17.63 24:51.14 24:34.40 23:45 24:07.43 25:05.09 24:44.38 24:39.30 25:36 25:52 24:43.80 24:55 25:44 25:37.40 25:17.00 25:45 25:32 25:12 25:23.40 26:13 31:03.96 32:29.29 32:07.86 33:19.60 Charlie Gruber 32:01 30:33.62 30:46.00 31:21.40 32:05.50 Regional Championships (10k) 30:53.70 2010 Donny Wasinger (10) 30:05.30 30:36.70 2009 Donny Wasinger (35) 31:58.20 25:24.00 2008 Donny Wasiner (29) 32:09.80 24:40.00 2007 Colby Wissel (5) 30:11.40 26:02.00 2006 Colby Wissel (8) 30:59.50 25:05.00 2005 Paul Heffron (8) 31:10 24:21.00 2004 Benson Chesang (6) 30:30.74 25:20.00 2003 Benson Chesang (2) 30:41.00 19:47.00 2002 Mark Menefee (8) 30:16.31 19:13.00 2001 Mark Menefee (31) 31:43.00 19:53.00 2000 Charlie Gruber (4) 30:38 14:25.00 1999 Charlie Gruber (43) 32:22 16:06.00 1998 Brian Jensen (2) 30:54.40 14:56.00 1997 Ricardo Amezcua (6) 32:56 14:04.30 1996 Jerry Pullins (6) 31:03 14:20 1995 Brian Watts (26) 32:37.80 14:50.00 1994 David Johnston (8) 31:20.70 15:03.60 1993 Bryan Schultz (23) 33:30 14:58.00 1992 Michael Cox (8) 31:36 15:10.00 1991 Michael Cox (7) 31:16 15:10.10 1990 Michael Cox (15) 31:31.10 15:16.70 1989 Steve Heffernan (9) 31:03.57 15:06.80 1988 Craig Watcke (11) 30:56 15:08.10 1987 Craig Watcke (5) 31:30.10 9:14.90 1985 Ben Welch (21) 32:14.60 9:19.80 1984 Brent Steiner (2) 30:17.30 9:35.30 1983 Greg Leibert (16) 32:14.60 9:39.20 1982 Brent Steiner (8) 30:54.80 9:50.30 1981 Paul Schultz (8) 31:01.65 9:32.60 1979 Tim Tays (16) 31:14.00 9:38.10 1977 Kendall Smith (27) 32:49.00 25:43 1976 Bruce Coldsmith (15) 30:23.00 24:44 1975 Bill Lundberg (13) 30:16 26:40 1974 Tom Koppes (7) 31:20 28:10 1972 Kent MacDonald (12) 30:08 -----1969 Jay Mason (4) 24:24 1968 Doug Smith (13) 1967 Roger Kathol (32) 26:13 1966 Tom Yergovich (16) 25:47 1965 John Lawson (1) 25:07.7 1964 Bill Silverberg (2) 18:52

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NCAA National Championships 2010 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1998 1997 1996 1994 1991 1990 1989 1984 1981 1979 1978 1974 1973 1972 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946 1945

Donny Wasinger (233) Colby Wissel (39) Colby Wissel (26) Benson Chesang (39) Benson Chesang (7) Benson Chesang (48) Mark Menefee (111) Charlie Gruber (61) Brian Jensen (50) Ricardo Amezcua (38) Jerry Pullins (52) Michael Cox (12) Jason Teal (70) Donnie Anderson (75) Steve Heffernan (58) Brent Steiner (7) Paul Schultz (61) Paul Schultz (114) Dave Bauer (126) Bill Lundberg (209) David Anderson (63) Jim Euell (51) Jay Mason (94) Lowell Mattingly (87) Michael Petterson (62) Michael Petterson (60) John Lawson (1) John Lawson (24) John Lawson (27) George Cabrera (4) William Dotson (20) Billy Mills (5) Billy Mills (5) Billy Mills (5) Jerry McNeal (7) Jan Howell (7) Al Frame (5) Al Frame (1) Wes Santee (1) Herb Semper (1) Herb Semper (1) Robert Karnes (17) Robert Karnes (4) Robert Karnes (5) Earl Jones (38) Harold Moore (6)

1938-64: 4 miles 1965-75: 6 miles 1976-present: 10k

Colby Wissel

33:02.70 30:36.50 31:34.30 30:22 30:59.40 30:22.70 31:12.05 31:24.20 31:24.00 30:22 32:06 30:55.80 32:04 30:48 31:02.98 29:45 30:26.60 31:10.50 31:23.70 32:52.10 29:54.60 29:47.00 31:37.00 31:15.00 34:06.50 31:50 29:24.00 20:56.00 20:32 15:06.00 20:44 20:05 21:08 20:35 20:00 20:25 20:14.10 19:54.20 19:43.50 20:09.50 20:31.70 21:00.00 20:07.37 20:52 22:01.30 22:08


University of Kansas Records Rim Rock Farm - Kansas

Kansas Postseason Records

8K 24:34.40 24:34.60 24:41.10 24:52 24:55 25:12 25:12 25:16 25:21 25:22.9 25:25.20

Conference Championships – 8K 24:07.43 Benson Chesang 24:34.40 Colby Wissel 24:39.30 Brent Behrens 24:40.04 Donny Wasinger 24:43.80 Brian Jensen 24:44.38 Mark Menefee

2004 2006 2001 2010 1998 2002

10K 30:33.62 30:36.70 30:53.70 31:03.96 31:21.40 32:05.50

1983 1978 1979 1988 1981 1980

Colby Wissel Michael Cox Paul Hefferon Steve Heffernan Craig Watcke David Johnston Donne Anderson Ian Hays Bryan Schultz Bobby Palmer Stuart Gillin

10K 30:33.62 30:57.82 31:12.47 32:26.12 32:27 32:44.28

2006 1994 2006 1987 1988 1992 1991 1992 1996 1993 1990

Brent Steiner 1983 Tim Gundy 1983 Greg Leibert 1983 Craig Watcke 1986 Dan Owens 1983 Ben Welch 1985

Rim Rock Farm - Overall Records 8K 23:57.3 24:04.7 24:05.1 24:12.3 24:13.0 24:16.4 24:19 24:20.5 24:22 24:22.7

Adam Goucher, Colorado 1995 Daniel Munz, Arkansas 1992 Brian Baker, Arkansas 1992 Jon Wild, Okla St. 1995 Michael Morin, Arkansas 1992 Patrick Kiptum, Okla State 1995 Jonah Koech, Iowa St. 1991 Alex Dressel, Arkansas 1992 Jonathon Brown, Iowa St. 1991 Frank Hanley, Arkansas 1992

10K 29:26 Adam Goucher, Colorado 1997 29:42.96 Yobes Ondieki, Iowa St. 1983 29:49 Abdi Abdirahman, Arizona 1997 30:00 Julius Mwangi, Butler 1997 30:00 Matthew Downin, Wisconsin 1997 30:12 Sean Kaley, Arkansas 1997 30:18 Brad Hauser, Stanford 1997 30:21.23 Joseph Kipsang, Iowa St. 1983 30:33.62 Brent Steiner, Kansas 1983 30:39.42 Mike Blaney, Florida 1986

Brent Steiner Dave Bauer Paul Schultz Steve Heffernan Tim Tays Tim Gundy

Kansas Indoor Track Distance Records

NCAA Regional Championships 10K 30:05.30 Donny Wasinger 2010 30:08.00 Kent MacDonald 1972 30:11.40 Colby Wissel 2007 30:16.00 Bill Lundberg 1975 30:16.31 Mark Meneffe 2002 30:17.30 Brent Steiner 1984

NCAA National Championships 10K 29:45.00 Brent Steiner 1984 30:22.00 Benson Chesang 2005 30:22.00 Ricardo Amezcua 1997 30:26.60 Paul Schultz 1981 30:36.50 Colby Wissel 2007 30:48.00 Donnie Anderson 1990 6 mi. 29:24.00 29:47.00 29:54.60 31:15.00 31:37.00 31:50.00 4 mi. 19:43.50 19:54.20 20:00.00 20:05.00 20:07.37 20:09.50

John Lawson Jim Euell David Anderson Lowell Mattingly Jay Mason Michael Petterson Wes Santee Al Frame Jerry McNeal Billy Mills Robert Karnes Herb Semper

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Mile 3:57.50 3:58.51 3:59.60 4:01.39 4:01.92 4:03.00 4:04.40 4:04.90

Jim Ryun Charlie Gruber Bill Dotson Michael Cox Colby Wissel John Lawson Cameron Schwehr Wes Santee

1968 2001 1963 1993 2009 1966 2006 1954

3,000m 7:53.08 7:57.86 8:00.73 8:01.51 8:03.60

Colby Wissel Benson Chesang Jim Ryun Paul Hefferon John Lawson

2007 2005 1968 2006 1966

5,000m 13.51.82 13:54.00 14:02.78 14:06.50 14:09.20 14:12.00

Craig Watcke Colby Wissel Paul Hefferon Tim Tays George Mason John Roscoe

1989 2007 2008 1982 1977 1977

Kansas Outdoor Track Distance Records 1,500m 3:33.1h 3:39.0h 3:40.1h 3:41.08 3:42.8h

Jim Ryun Bill Dotson Michael Cox Charlie Gruber Wes Santee

1967 1961 1995 2002 1954

Mile 3:51.1h 3:59.0h 4:00.5h 4:00.93 4:02.9h 4:02.9h

Jim Ryun Bill Dotson Wes Santee Michael Cox John Lawson Doug Smith

1967 1962 1955 1995 1966 1971

3,000m 7:47.84c 8:09.64c 8:12.40c 8:18.24c 8:18.84c

Jim Ryun John Lawson Jay Mason Wes Santee Doug Smith

1966 1966 1971 1954 1969

1965 1972 1973 1968 1969 1966

3,000m Steeplechase 8:28.54 Kent McDonald 8:34.4h Bill Lundberg 8:38.01 Andy Tate 8:41.2h George Mason 8:43.12 Steve Heffernan

1975 1976 2001 1976 1990

1953 1954 1957 1960 1948 1951

5,000m 13:47.8h 13:52.80 13:54.32 13:57.42 13:58.2c 13:59.47 14:04.37

Jim Ryun Mark Menefee Craig Watcke Benson Chesang Jay Mason Paul Hefferon Colby Wissel

1967 2002 1989 2005 1971 2006 2006

10,000m 28:51.54 29:19.12 29:23.0 29:25.91 29:26.29

Craig Watcke Ricardo Amezcua Brent Steiner John Lawson Ricardo Amezcua

1989 1998 1984 1966 1997


KU FEMALE HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

Women’s Year-by-Year Results

Terry Beucher Shelia Calmese Sanya Olowabi Jan Johnson Kristi Kloster

Year

Head Coach

Conf.

NCAA Region

NCAA

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Marian Washington Gary Pepin Tom Lionvale Terri Anderson & Theo Hamilton Terri Anderson & Theo Hamilton Carla Coffey Theo Hamilton Theo Hamilton Cliff Rovelto Cliff Rovelto Cliff Rovelto Cliff Rovelto Cliff Rovelto Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz

5th 4th 5th 4th

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4th

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6th 7th 7th 7th 7th 8th 7th 8th 8th 6th 7th

7th - - - 7th 8th 7th - - - 9th - - - - - - 5th 6th

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1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

1993 Midwest Regional Champions

Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Gary Schwartz Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine Stanley Redwine

5th 4th 5th 6th 6th 11th 11th 12th 12th 11th 8th 6th 10th 10th 8th 11th 11th 8th 5th 7th

4th 4th 1st 1st 7th 14th 14th 20th 20th 13th 8th 6th 5th 16th 11th 12th 12th 7th 10th 6th

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1994 Midwest Regional Champions

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YEAR-BY-YEAR Top Post-Season Finishers Conference Championships 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000* 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979

Rebeka Stowe (12) 20:40.33 Lauren Bonds (10) 21:46.52 Lauren Bonds (12) 21:31.00 Lauren Bonds (30) 22:04.30 Lisa Morrisey (45) 22:48.89 Lisa Morrisey (39) 22:43.00 Megan Manthe (47) 23:20.61 Laura Lavoie (32) 23:03.50 Laura Lavoie (8) 21:05.10 Katy Eisenmenger (18) 21:40.40 Laura Lavoie (40) 22:41.00 Keely Malone (62) 18:56.00 Diane Heffernan (46) 18:51.20 Lynn LoPresti (27) 18:43.00 Emily Miles (38) 19:05.00 Sara Heeb (20) 18:33.50 Colleen McClimon (20) 18:37.00 Julia Saul (4) 17:55.00 Julia Saul (3) 17:55.00 Julia Saul (4) 18:14.00 Cathy Palacios (15) 18:25.40 Tricia Brown (11) 18:07.00 Kelly Coffey (40) 19:00.40 Trisha Mangan (35) 19:43.04 Lisa Kirwan (33) 19:20.93 Shaula Hatcher (33) 19:02.00 Susan Glatter (17) 19:22.00 Paula Berquist (19) 17:48.65 Anne Johannessen (33) 19:08.00 Anne Johannessen (30) 19:27.30 Tanya Heard (27) 19:21.00 Michelle Brown (7) 18:26.00

*Changed from 5k race to 6k in 2000

Colleen McClinton

NCAA National Championships 2009 1994 1993 1992 1991 1981

Lauren Bonds (61) 21:02.30 Colleen McClimon (82) 18:20.30 Julia Saul (65) 17:40.00 Julia Saul (18) 17:50.30 Julia Saul (32) 17:25.50 Catherine Saxon (81) 18:15.90

*Changed from 5k race to 6k in 2000

Lisa Morrisey

Regional Championships 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000* 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1986 1985 1984 1983 1981 1980 1979 1978

Rebeka Stowe (18) 20:43.44 Lauren Bonds (5) 20:49.10 Lauren Bonds (16) 21:29.70 Lauren Bonds (25) 21:05.40 Lisa Morisey (60) 22:42.90 Lisa Morisey (11) 22:36.00 Megan Manthe (61) 22:14.75 Laura Lavoie (10) 21:39.00 Paige Higgins (16) 21:18.44 Diane Disher (31) 22:07.40 Paige Higgins (69) 22:44 Keely Malone (59) 18:39 Diane Heffernan (89) 19:06 Lynn LoPresti (27) 19:27 Lynn LoPresti (35) 18:37 Sarah Heeb (12) 18:23.2 Melissa Swartz (2) 17:33.30 Julia Saul (4) 18:14 Julia Saul (6) 18:05 Julia Saul (1) 16:48 Cathy Palacios (11) 17:34.20 Tricia Brown (22) 18:21.41 Tricia Brown (34) 18:52 Lisa Kirwan (41) 18:50 Shaula Hatcher (28) 18:29 Caryne Finlay (23) 17:51.00 Cindy Blakeley (28) 18:51 Gretchen Bajema (23) 19:37.70 Tanya Heard (24) 18:34 Michelle Brown (11) 18:08.4 Michelle Brown (6) 18:18

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University of Kansas Women’s Records Kansas Indoor Track Distance Records

Rim Rock Farm - Kansas 5K 17:25 17:48.65 18:01.3 18:11.24 18:20.4 18:22 18:26.0 18:35.3 18:37.20 18:41.8

Julia Saul Paula Berquist Susan Glatter Cindy Blakeley Melissa Satterfield Kathy Palacios Susan MacLean Kristin Klosten Kyra Kilwein Sarah Heeb

1991 1983 1984 1983 1985 1991 1987 1993 2010 1995

Rim Rock Farm - Overall Records 5K 16:47 McGregor Katie, Michigan 16:53 Skieresz Amy, Arizona 17:03 Yoder Amy, Arkansas 17:16 Davis Marie, Oregon 17:16 Koch Jessica, Arkansas 17:03 Cristy Swartz, Kansas St. 17:09 Gordon Kristen, Georgetown 17:09 Glynn Sally, Stanford 17:11 Stamps Julia, Stanford 17:11 Elizabeth Kampfe, Michigan

1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1996 1998 1998 1998 1996

Rebeka Stowe

Julia Saul

Kansas Post Season Records Conference Championships – 6K 20:40.33 Rebeka Stowe 21:05.10 Laura Lavoie 21:07.74 Natalie Becker 21:31.00 Lauren Bonds 21:40.40 Katy Eisenmenger 22:12.05 Alicia McGregor

2010 2002 2010 2008 2001 2007

5K 17:48.65 17:55.00 18:07.00 18:25.40 18:26.00 18:33.50

1983 1993 1989 1990 1979 1995

Paula Berquist Julia Saul Tricia Brown Cathy Palacios Michelle Brown Sara Heeb

NCAA Regional Championships 6K 20:43.44 Rebeka Stowe 20:49.10 Lauren Bonds 21:07.74 Natalie Becker 21:08.31 Tessa Turcotte 21:18.44 Paige Higgins 21:27.88 Allie Marquis

2010 2009 2010 2010 2002 2010

5K 16:48.00 17:33.30 17:34.20 17:51.00 18:05.00 18:08.4 0

1991 1994 1990 1984 1992 1979

Julia Saul Melissa Swartz Cathy Palacios Caryne Finlay Julia Saul Michelle Brown

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Mile 4:41.61 4:43.9h 4:44.81 4:44.84 4:45.02 4:45.68 4:46.24 4:48.01

Lauren Bonds Michelle Brown Melissa Swartz Katy Eisenmenger Cathy Palacios Rebeka Stowe Laura Lavoie Megan Manthe

2010 1980 1996 2002 1992 2011 2004 2004

3,000m 9:30.9h 9:33.24 9:34.90 9:36.72 9:38.80 9:45.61 9:45.72 9:49.05

Lauren Bonds Cathy Palacios Melissa Swartz Rebeka Stowe Julia Saul Natalie Becker Kara Windisch Amanda Miller

2010 1992 1996 2011 1992 2011 2010 2010

5,000m 16:27.03 16:32.34 16:34.06 16:55.03 16:59.12 17:17.39 17:23.39 17:24.48 17:24.86 17:26.29

Amanda Miller Julia Saul Kara Windisch Sarah Heeb Paige Higgins Alicia McGregor Hayley Harbert Daniela Daggy Connie Abbott Lynn Lo Presti

2010 1992 2010 1996 2003 2008 2008 1994 2005 1998

Kansas Outdoor Track Distance Records 1,500m 4:14.29 4:17.19 4:18.61 4:22.28 4:23.28

3,000m 9:15.48 9:36.38 9:41.9h 9:45.14 9:46.34

Lauren Bonds Katy Eisenmenger Laura Lavoie Melissa Swartz Cathy Palacios Cathy Palacios Julia Saul Michelle Brown Sarah Heeb Rebeka Stowe

2010 2002 2003 1996 1992 1992 1992 1980 1996 2011

3,000m Steeplechase 9:53.12 Rebeka Stowe 10:25.44 Sarah Heeb 10:40.45 Lauren Bonds 11:09.09 Natalie Becker 11:36.03 Jesse Violand 12:07.90 Lauren Brownrigg

2011 1996 2008 2011 2004 2003

5,000m 16:25.29 16:51.51 16:52.74 16:54.21 16:58.60 17:04.93

Julia Saul Melissa Swartz Sarah Heeb Amanda Miller Kara Windisch Karen Fitz

1992 1996 1996 2010 2011 1979

10,000m 34:27.30 34:37.83 35:00.01 35:00.22 35:28.79

Karen Fitz Paige Higgins Julia Saul Allie Marquis Sarah Heeb

1979 2005 1992 2010 1996


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KU has more than 40 nationally ranked academic programs, 28 of which are ranked among the nation’s top 30 public schools. Two are number one in the nation: special education and city management/urban policy. Among the top 10 rankings are the school of education and programs in community health, occupational therapy, nursing and petroleum engineering. KU offers nearly 200 fields of study in 13 different schools, from architecture, music and engineering to medicine, social welfare and law. KU has an enrollment of 29,462 students, including 19,811 undergraduates on the Lawrence campus. KU attracts more than 1,500 international students from more than 110 countries. The average ACT score of 24.8 exceeds the national average. KU’s popular Four-Year Tuition Compact freezes tuition rates for four years for firsttime freshmen. The Jayhawk Generations Scholarship offers a 12 to 20 percent discount on out-of-state tuition for qualifying children of KU alumni who live outside Kansas. KU ranks seventh in nation among “most popular” public universities, per US News’ Student Choice Awards. Counselors from US News’ “best high schools” rank KU 12th in nation, based on a survey of academic reputation. The KU School of Journalism won the Intercollegiate Writing Competition in 2007, 2008 and 2009. The KU Debate team won the national championship in 2009, its fifth national title. KU’s School of Pharmacy ranks third in the nation for NIH research funding and fifth in nation in exam pass rates. KU’s Confucius Institute is ranked among top four in the nation, top 20 in the world. KU ranks ninth in the world in the rate of new patents issued. KU’s law school ranks 10th in nation for hands-on educational opportunities. When Forbes Magazine named the 100 most powerful women in the world, two KU graduates were in the top five. KU promotes a global education and ranks 11th in the nation for study abroad participation and 25th in Peace Corps participation among large doctoral universities. KU has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, more than all other Kansas universities combined. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks KU in the top four “Great Colleges to Work For.”

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1. 2. 3. 5. 4. 7. 6. 8. KU Facilities 1. Horejsi Family Athletics Center 2. Allen Fieldhouse 3. Jayhawk Tennis Center 4. Hoglund Ballpark 5. Indoor Hitting Facility at Alvamar Golf Course 6. Anschutz Indoor Practice Facility 7. Kivisto Field & Jim Hershberger Track at Memorial Stadium 8. Arrocha Ballpark 9. Rowing Boathouse 10. Robinson Natatorium

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Academics The Student-Athlete Support Services staff focuses all collective resources in support of the academic, personal and interpersonal development of each individual it serves. As part of its commitment to the academic success of its athletes, Kansas Athletics completed a new academic complex in the summer of 2009. The facility features individual study rooms and a computer lab.

Cross Country Academic Support Staff

Phil Lowcock Lisa Hehman Katie Martincich Women’s Team Men’s Team Program Coordinator Academic Counselor Academic counselor

Strategic and Instructional Tutoring Programs

• STP schedules more than 900 hours of tutoring each week for more than 250 student-athletes. • STP has 75 tutors who work with all student-athletes who request tutoring assistance. • Tutoring is available to any student-athlete, regardless of scholarship status or sport. • Many of the tutors working within STP are instructors or teaching assistants at KU. Some are undergraduate students who have excelled in their respective subject areas. • Research studies have found the Strategic Tutoring Program to be an effective program for under-prepared student-athletes and highly skilled students alike. • Student-athletes report a high level of satisfaction with the STP. • Both programs offer individualized tutoring as well as small study groups.

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2010 Cross Country Academic Honors • Men’s and Women’s teams achieved Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 1,000 for second-straight year, placing them in the top 10 percent in the country. • Rebeka Stowe named to USTFCCCA All-Academic team for 3.66 GPA during the Fall 2010 semester. • Women’s team earned All-Academic team distinction from USTFCCCA for attaining a team GPA of 3.22 for the Fall 2010 semester. • Ten Jayhawks named to Academic AllBig 12 teams. (Eight on First Team, two on Second Team.)


Welcome to

Lawrence is not just another college community. It presents the easy-going feeling of a small town combined with big city cultural opportunities. A population of 90,000 that comes from widely diverse backgrounds makes Lawrence an outstanding place to live and raise a family. A community that supports the University of Kansas with its heart and soul, Lawrence envelopes the students so they too think of Lawrence as their own hometown. Lawrence is well known for the arts, alternative music and downtown shops, galleries and restaurants.

About Lawrence • Lawrence Population: 90,000 • Annual Average High Temperature: 66 • Annual Average Low Temperature: 43 • Annual Average Precipitation: 39” • Lawrence is conveniently located on Interstate 70 35 miles west of Kansas City and 25 miles east of Topeka (state capital). Kansas Highway 10 connects Lawrence to the south Kansas City metroplex. Highway 59 serves as the city’s north and south access, and Highway 40 runs parallel to Interstate 70 east and west. • Lawrence was founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society in an effort to keep the territory free from slavery. It is said that it is one of the few cities in the United States founded strictly for political reasons. • Both the Oregon and Sante Fe Trails run through parts of Lawrence and Douglas County. • Lawrence streets are named after the states in the order they came into the Union, beginning with Delaware. • Massachusetts was designated the “Main” street because Lawrence’s founders were from Massachusetts. • Lawrence festivals provide a wealth of musical offerings. Music is a staple in the Lawrence community. The sounds of local talent can be heard echoing through the city’s streets both day and night.

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The League of American Cyclists ranked Lawrence as one of the country’s most bike-friendly towns in 2005.

The Lied Center of Kansas, the University of Kansas’ multimillion-dollar performing arts center, was ranked by International Arts Manager magazine as one of the “Top U.S. University Presenters.”

Golf Digest consistently lists Lawrence’s Alvamar golf course among the 100 best public golf courses in the nation.

Clinton Lake was ranked among the top 50 lakes in the country by Boating World Magazine.

Forbes Magazine ranked Lawrence as the sixth-best smaller metro area to start a business or a career in 2004.

USA Today ranked Lawrence as one of the least segregated communities in the country.

Frommer’s 2007 edition of Cities Ranked & Rated pegged Lawrence as the 100th-best metropolitan area in the country to live.


Meet the Chancellor

Dr. Bernadette Gray-Little

A highly regarded scholar, teacher and university leader, Bernadette Gray-Little began her tenure as the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas on Aug. 15, 2009. As KU chancellor, Gray-Little is the chief executive officer of the university, overseeing campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park and Wichita, as well as research and educational centers in Garden City, Hays, Parsons, Pittsburg, Topeka and Yoder. Chancellor Gray-Little’s goals for KU include enhancing student achievement so that more KU students graduate in four years, as well as spurring more research and scholarly activities that enhance quality of life and create economic growth. During her first year as chancellor she also has made it a point to meet with Kansans and with KU alumni throughout the state and nation to learn about their aspirations for the university. Gray-Little was one of four university leaders selected to represent the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities at a White House summit on math and science education in January 2010. She is also on the board of trustees for the Online Computer Library Center, an international organization dedicated to expanding public access to information and research. Gray-Little previously was executive vice chancellor and provost from 2006 to 2009 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A professor of psychology, she rose to the post of UNC’s chief academic officer after successive administrative appointments, including dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. While at UNC, she earned a reputation as a champion for the highest quality educational experience for students and a strong advocate for faculty and for research. A native of eastern North Carolina, Gray-Little received her bachelor’s degree from Marywood College in Scranton, Pa., and her master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Saint Louis University. She earned a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Denmark. She also served as a Social Science Research Council Fellow and received a Ford Foundation Senior Scholar Fellowship through the National Research Council. Gray-Little is married to Shade Key Little. They have two adult children and one grandchild.

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Meet the Athletics Director

Dr. Sheahon Zenger

Zenger comes to KU after serving for five years as athletics director at Illinois State University, helping steer ISU Athletics to a place of prominence in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Redbirds won a conference-leading seven league titles during the 2009-10 season and captured their second Valley All-Sports Trophy in three years. In the beginning, Zenger wasn’t headed toward a career in administration. He was nine years old when he told his father he wanted to be a coach, and it didn’t take long for that dream to materialize. After playing football at Fort Hays State and Mid-American Nazarene College, he finished his undergraduate degree at Kansas State. Even before he received his bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education in 1988, Zenger was assisting the football coaches at Manhattan (Kan.) High School. His first college football coaching job came at Drake University right after graduation. In 1989, at age 23, Zenger joined Bill Snyder’s staff at Kansas State as one of the nation’s youngest full-time football staff members; he served in key roles as assistant recruiting coordinator and director of football operations. Zenger completed his master’s degree in journalism and mass communication in 1992 while helping Snyder bring Wildcat football to unprecedented success. Zenger would then seek advice from then-KU Chancellor Gene Budig, who convinced him to pursue a Ph.D. at KU. As he completed his Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership (1996), Zenger contributed communications and special projects support to the office of the executive vice-chancellor, Ed Meyen, and wrote the professional life history of then-chancellor Del Shankel, while strengthening his understanding of university leadership at the highest levels. Still, coaching stayed in his blood. After earning his doctorate, Zenger in 1996 signed on as the recruiting coordinator for the brand-new NCAA Division I football program at the University of South Florida. A year later he joined the University of Wyoming football staff as recruiting coordinator and within two years rose to assistant head coach, a position he still considers one of the crowning achievements of his career. Zenger stayed at Wyoming through the 2000 season before returning to Kansas State. He spent a year in the KSU College of Business, raising more than $2 million and restructuring its development program with research and planning. He rejoined KSU Athletics in 2001 as assistant athletics director for major gifts, helping KSU initiate important development strategies. In 2002 he was appointed KSU’s associate athletics director for development, a position he held until 2005, when he was named Athletics Director at Illinois State. A published author and researcher, Zenger served for three years on the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. He also served on two NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Division committees, and was a member of the Executive Committee of NACDA’s Division I FCS Athletic Directors Association. He is also a member of many professional and university organizations, including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the Association for the Study of Higher Education and the American Football Coaches Association. Zenger is married to the former Pam McAnarney. The couple has three children: Luke (14), Abby (12) and Jake (10).

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Big 12 Communications Staff

Dan Beebe Big 12 Commissioner

Bob Burda Asssoc. Commissioner Communications

Rob Carolla Director of Communications

Joni Lehman Assoc. Director of Communications

Laura Rasmussen Assit. Director of Communications

Sean Doerre Will Hancock Intern

Cassandra Novy Will Hancock Intern

One. True. Champion. The Big 12 enters its 16th year in a unique position - During the last seven years a total of 21 NCAA trophies have been hoisted by as the only major conference in the nation to determine its champions in Big 12 institutions, with at least one national crown won in all but one year all sports directly on the field. Around here, it’s every team against every for the Conference, including 14 consecutive seasons. team. We believe that’s the way a true champion is made. The Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive enDetermining our champion on the field is just one portion of how we play vironment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on in the Big 12 Conference. The member schools of the Big 12 are neighthe field, in the classroom, or within the community, the student-athletes, bors, where road games don’t require crossing time zones. We battle each administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest other hard on Gameday and celebrate wins against outside competition. ideals in sportsmanship. Our student-athletes, fans and alumni have each other’s backs on other The academic accolades have always been strong in the Big 12. In 2010-11, days - because that is what you do for your neighbor. A hard work ethic four student-athletes were recipients of the NCAA Elite 88 Award. The honor and Midwestern values are part of everyone associated with the Big 12 recognizes individuals who have reached the pinnacle of competition at the and its member schools. national championship level, while also achieving the highest academic This work ethic has translated to enormous success on the field of play in standard among their peers. In its short history, the Big 12 has also had over the first 15 years of the league. Since it began play in 1996-97, the Con- 500 Academic All-America recipients, averaging more than 30 each season. ference can boast of 42 team crowns and 477 individual NCAA Championships. The trophy case added more hardware last year as Oklahoma State Big 12 student-athletes have shown commitment to their studies by earning (men’s cross country) and Texas A&M (women’s basketball) won national numerous individual academic recognitions. Seven times in the past six years a league athlete has garnered the top academic honor for their respective crowns. In the spring, the Aggies registered an unprecedented double sport. The Big 12 had plenty of success overall in the classroom the last two three-peat by winning the men’s and women’s NCAA Outdoor Track & years, as the Conference boasted 60 student-athletes earning Capital One/ Field Championships for the third straight season. CoSIDA Academic All-America recognition. Big 12 squads are highly-regarded on a national level in every sport. All but one sport the Conference sponsored this past season had at least one The Big 12 sponsors 23 sports with the addition of equestrian and rowing team ranked in the top five of the national polls, with eight sports boast- for the 2011-12 campaign. Men’s squads include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, swimming ing the nation’s No. 1 team. In addition, most of those top five rankings (and all the No. 1 rankings) were by schools that will be part of the league & diving, tennis and wrestling. Women’s teams are fielded in basketball, cross country, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, indoor track & field, outdoor track & in 2011-12 and beyond. field, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball. In addition to the NCAA crowns and top rankings, several other teams The Conference is comprised of 10 institutions in the Central time zone that made strong national showings. Ten Big 12 volleyball teams have competed in the regional semifinals of the NCAA Championship over the past have shared many traditional rivalries throughout their histories. Member schools include - Baylor University, Iowa State University, University of Kanthree years, including Texas for three straight campaigns. In 2010-11, sas, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, University of Oklahoma, six of the eight sports that hold NCAA Championships where the Big 12 Oklahoma State University, University of Texas, Texas A&M University and sponsored full round-robin competition had a team competing among Texas Tech University. the final eight teams or beyond. Through its first 15 years, the Big 12 has claimed a team national championship in 16 of the sports it sponsors. The Conference is tied with a nation’s-best seven appearances in the BCS National Championship Game and leads the country with 89 football consensus All-America selections. League squads have combined to lead the nation in women’s basketball attendance each of the last 12 years and the Big 12 is the only conference to surpass the one-million mark in season attendance - doing so six times, including each of the last five seasons. In men’s basketball, the league has sent six different teams to the Elite Eight the past four campaigns, the most of any conference.

The institutions created a league that encompasses five states and over 40 million people. More than 4,200 student-athletes from across the United States and around the World compete annually in the sports sponsored by the Conference.

The 10 current members have accounted for 34 of 39 bowl appearances over the last five years, including eight BCS berths. All 42 NCAA men’s basketball bids in the last eight years and 77 of 80 in Big 12 history have been earned by the 10 schools.

In its first 15 years, the Conference has distributed more than $1.4 billion to its member institutions. The conference office is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

The Conference conducts championships for 20 of its 23 sports. Each championship helps to determine teams and/or individuals that will represent the Conference in national postseason competition. The winner of the Big 12 football regular season championship earns the league’s berth into the Bowl Championship Series.

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The new six-lane track (eight lanes on the sprint straightaway) replaces the existing track, which is the original track installed when Anschutz was built in 1984. The 231-meter oval was converted into a 200-meter track, the current standard for indoor facilities. Other improvements include new, reconďŹ gured jump pits, and a new pole vault box and runway, all of which will improve spectator viewing. It also includes a Hobart topping in all training and competition areas that will provide durability, stain resistance and longevity.The new Daktronics results board contains an active area of nearly 18 feet high and 16 feet wide. Daktronics will also install a new state-of-the-art sound system.

In 2009, Kansas completed a state-of-the-art cross country/track and ďŹ eld locker room, lounge and acquatic rehabilitation center. These facilites at KU lead the rest of the Big 12 Conference, and are among the top athletic facilites in the country.


2011 Kansas Cross Country Media Guide  

2011 Kansas Cross Country Media Guide

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