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2009-10 CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK AND FIELD MEDIA GUIDE


2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide

Austin Peay Track and Field This is Austin Peay…

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ustin Peay State University is a comprehensive, state-assisted university with a distinguished tradition in liberal and professional education. The institution is named in honor of Austin Peay, Tennessee’s governor from 1924 until 1927, the year APSU was founded. The university is located in Clarksville, Tenn., just 45 minutes northwest of Tennessee’s capital, Nashville, on Interstate 24. One of the South’s most historic cities, Clarksville also is Tennessee’s third-fastest growing city behind only Memphis and Nashville. Situated on gently rolling terrain near picturesque downtown Clarksville, Austin Peay’s main campus consists of 68 buildings on 169 acres. The classical Georgian architecture of the Austin Peay campus is combined with newer buildings. This blend provides a link with the past while reflecting the academic excellence and dignity of an institution of higher learning. The newest building additions to the main campus are the Foy Fitnees and Recreation Center, Sundquist Science Complex and the new Morgan University Center, each opening for use since 2001. The $11-million Foy Center, features a rock-climbing wall and 10,000 square feet of fitness space and other amenities for the student body. The Sundquist Complex is one of the South’s premier science education facilities and represents the largest capital appropriation ever in Tennessee for a single classroom building. The new Morgan University Center is located in the heart of the campus and features a cybercafe, meeting rooms, a food court, coffee shop, ballroom and lounges for Austin Peay students. Austin Peay’s campus has been the site of seven educational institutions since 1806. The campus was occupied by Southwestern for 50 years until 1925 when the school moved to Memphis. Austin Peay was founded two years later as a two-year normal school to train teachers for the region. Austin Peay has grown over the years to take its place among the finest mid-sized four-year universities in the nation. Austin Peay Normal School became a four-year college in 1941-42, and university status was conferred Sept. 1, 1967. Austin Peay State University currently enrolls more than 10,000 students from every region of Tennessee, most of the 50 states and several foreign countries. Austin Peay offers more than 50 majors in associate, bachelor’s, master’s and education specialist’s degrees with additional areas of concentration. Courses are offered in arts and sciences, business, education, engineering technology, nursing and human services. Graduate studies also are offered in several areas. In addition, numerous online courses are offered each semester. A state leader in public service, Austin Peay State University has more than 750 employees. Engaged in the most modern teaching techniques and research are nearly 280 full-time faculty members, 90 percent of whom hold the earned doctorate or appropriate terminal degrees in their disciplines.

Table of Contents Coaches

Head Coach Doug Molnar................................................................................ 2 Assistant Coach Troy Morris............................................................................. 3

Rosters

Cross Country / Track and Field....................................................................... 4 Team Photos..................................................................................................... 5

Cross Country

2009 Cross Country Review............................................................................. 6 Govs Cross Country Results............................................................................ 7 Lady Govs Cross Country Results................................................................... 8

Athletes

Andre Braima, Antonio Diaz, Evan Collins, Nick Gammon ............................. 9 Konner Kessler, Enock Langat, Boniface Yator.............................................. 10 Janelle Avery, Molly Bartkiewicz, Carrie Burggraf...........................................11 Ashley Carson, Arianne Clark, Candace Cullors, Whitney Darden................ 12 Kate Gauf, Tracee Gruskiewicz...................................................................... 13 Centrina Hudson, Candace Johnson, Courtney Jordan, Diamond Knox, Shamai Larsen............................................................................................... 14 Brianna Lococo, Amanda McCoy, Alyssa Molnar........................................... 15 Latoya Monger, Chiamaka Obi, Marissa Phinazee, Jessica Runyon-Davis... 16 Jasmine Scott, Hannah Scruton, Leigha Tolliver, Skyler Wall, Julie Wood..... 17

Best Lists

Indoor Best Lists........................................................................................ 18-21 Outdoor Bests Lists................................................................................... 22-25

Ohio Valley Conference

Conference Opponents.................................................................................. 26

2009-10 Quick Facts

School.......................................................................Austin Peay State University Location.......................................................................................Clarksville, Tenn. Founded......................................................................................................... 1927 President...................................................................................................Tim Hall Enrollment................................................................................................... 10,188 Nickname..................................................... Governors (or Govs) and Lady Govs Colors............................................................................................. Red and White Conference...........................................................................................Ohio Valley Athletic Director.....................................................................................Dave Loos Head Coach...................................................................................... Doug Molnar Volunteer Assistant...............................................................................Troy Morris Athletic Trainer.................................................................................... Kat Shuster 2009 OVC Track Finish Indoor/Outdoor...................................................... 6th/5th 2009 OVC CC Finish Women (points).....................................................7th (187) 2009 OVC CC Finish Men (points)...........................................................7th (193) Facility..................................................................................... Governors Stadium Track and Field Office Phone/Fax........................ (931) 221-7211/(931) 221-7562 Track and Field/CC Sports Information Contact................................ Colby Wilson SID Phone/Fax......................................................(931) 221-7561/(931)221-7562 Email.................................................................................... rwilson22@apsu.edu SID Address.................................................................................... P.O. Box 4515 Clarksville, TN 37044 Web Site.........................................................................www.apsugovernors.com

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The 2009-10 Austin Peay State University Track and Field/Cross Country media guide was written by Colby Wilson; designed and edited by Alaric Klinghard, Sports Information Assistant, with special assistance from Brad Kirtley, Sports Information Director; and Cody Bush, Assistant Sports Information Director.

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide cultural studies, while serving two seasons as a volunteer assistant to men’s track and field and interim head coach for the Lady Vols Dr. Doug Molnar cross country team. During his tenure, the Volunteers won a 2001 Head Coach • Fifth Year national title, claimed runner-up honors in 2002, a berth in the 2002 NCAA Cross Country Championships and the 2002 Southeastern Conference title. After four seasons, Dr. Doug Molnar’s In 2002, Molnar moved west to assist the Texas-Pan American hard work and dedication to his program has distance running squad. UTPA’s men’s cross-country program not gone unnoticed in Austin Peay Athletics. With more than a decade of Division I coaching experience and more than 20 years of participation in collegiate athletics, Molnar is looking for continued improvement in his fourth season as Austin Peay’s cross country/track and field head coach. A native of Lorain, Ohio, Molnar found a place on the gridiron but excelled as an all-state selection in track and field at Admiral King High School. Following his prep career, he put his speed to work as a four-year runner at West Virginia, serving as a team-captain his junior and senior year. Molnar graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1986 and remained in Morgantown another year, earning his master’s in business administration. Molnar continued his education and launched his coaching career at Kent State. As a graduate assistant, he worked with men and women’s distance runners while completing his second post-graduate degree – a master’s of arts in physical education. He graduated in 1992 and spent a year as a volunteer coach at Oberlin College before returning to serve as Kent State’s men’s cross country head coach while assisting with men and women’s track and field. In his second stint with Kent State, Molnar asserted himself. He assisted with a team that finished 20th at the 1995 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and coached six conference posted a top-10 regional finish in 2003 and the women’s program champions and two relay teams which were ranked among the top recorded its best finish at the regional meet since the 1980s. In 10 by Track and Field News. addition, he coached the program’s first All-American in 2002. After several successful seasons at Kent State, Molnar again While leading Austin Peay, Molnar has seen much of his decided to further his education and his coaching experience at team’s successes come from field events. Carrie Burggraf and Tennessee. He earned a doctorate in educational administration and Molly Bartkiewicz both own OVC pole vaulting titles; Burggraf owns the conference record currently, with a 3.75 meter vault. Burggraf EDUCATION also has been named Academic All-American and earned the • Bachelor of Science at West Virginia, 1986 presitigious Carter Center internship while under Molnar’s tutelage. • MBA at West Virginia, 1987 • Master’s in Physical Education, 1992 Molnar has led some of the best teams in Austin Peay history • Ph.D At Tennessee, 2002 during his tenure at the school. The men’s cross country team earned a sixth-place finish in the 2006 OVC Championships, while ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE the women’s team enjoyed some of their best success in the 2008, • All-State Track, Admiral High School during Bertha Castillo’s senior season, finishing seventh. • West Virginia, captain junior and senior years. In track and field, Molnar’s best Austin Peay teams were his most recent ones; during the 2008-09 indoor and outdoor season’s, COACHING EXPERIENCE Molnar’s teams finished sixth and fifth in indoor and outdoor, • Graduate Assistant, Kent State, 1991-92 respectively. • Assistant Coach, Tennessee, 1999-2002 During the 2009-10 campaigns, Molnar will have senior • Assistant Coach, Texas-Pan American, 2002-2003 • Head Coach, Georgia, 2000-04 leadership from the pole vaulting duo of Bartkiewicz and Burggraf, • Head Coach, Austin Peay, 2005-Present as well as hurdler/high jumper Amanda McCoy and sprinters Candace Cullors and Chiamaka Obi.

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide Troy Morris

Assistant Coach • Second Year Troy Morris returns for his first full season as Austin Peay’s assistant coach for men’s and women’s cross country programs as well as for women’s track and field. He assumed the position during the 2008-09 campaign after serving as a graduate assistant in the athletics strength and conditioning program. Coach Morris will be working with the sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers in the upcoming season. Morris has spent many years on the track, first as a sprinter under Eddie Diehl at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, Va. Morris competed collegiately in short sprints at Virginia Commonwealth University prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army. While stationed both overseas and at Ft. Campbell, he competed in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Morris received his masters of science degree in Sport and Wellness Leadership from Austin Peay in August 2009, after receiving his bachelors of science from Austin Peay in Health and Wellness Promotion in 2007. He also owns technical degrees in fitness and nutrition, massage therapy and pre-physical therapy. Morris has worked in fitness/wellness professions since 2005 and is currently a certified health and fitness instructor.

EDUCATION • Bachelor of Science, Austin Peay, 2007 • Masters of Science, Austin Peay, 2009 ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE • Ran sprints in high school • Competed collegiately at Virginia Commonwealth University • Ran the 100- and 200-meter dashes while enlisted in the U.S. Army COACHING EXPERIENCE • Graduate Assistant -Strength and Conditioning: Austin Peay, 2008-09 • Assistant coach: Austin Peay, 2009-present

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Governors Cross Country Name Andre Braima Evan Collins Antonio Diaz Nick Gammon Konnor Kessler Enock Langat Boniface Yator

HT 5-8 5-11 5-6 5-11 6-0 6-0 5-6

YR Sr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. So.

EXP. 2L 2L 3L HS HS 1L TR

Hometown (Previous school) Paducah, KY (Campbellsville University) Johnson City, Tenn. (University School) Clarksville, Tenn. (Kenwood HS) Hendersonville, Tenn. (Station Camp HS) Bolivar, Tenn. (Bolivar HS) Litein, Kenya (Kapsogut HS) Eldama Ravine, Kenya, (Arkansas Pine-Bluff)

Lady Govs Track and Field / Cross Country Name Janelle Avery Molly Bartkiewicz Carrie Burggraf Ashley Carson Arianne Clark Candace Cullors Whitney Darden Kate Gauf Tracee Gruszkiewicz Cenitra Hudson Candace Johnson Courtney Jordan Diamond Knox Shamai Larsen Brianna Lococo Amanda McCoy Alyssa Molnar Latoya Monger Chiamaka Obi Marissa Phinazee Jessica Runyon-Davis Jasmine Scott Hannah Scruton Leigha Tolliver Skyler Wall Julie Wood

Event YR DIST So. VAULT Sr. VAULT Sr. HURD/SPR Fr. DIST So. SPR Jr. THR Jr. DIST Sr. DIST Sr. SPR Fr. SPR Jr. THR Jr. HURD Fr. DIST Sr. DIST So. HURD Sr. DIST Fr. SPR Jr. SPR Jr. PLAYER So. JUMP Fr. DIST So. DIST So. HURD Fr. VAULT Fr. SPR Sr.

EXP. 1L 3L 3L HS 1L 2L 2L 3L 3L HS 2L 2L HS 1L 1L 3L HS 2L 2L TR HS 1L 1L HS HS 3L

Hometown (Previous school) Huber Heights, Ohio (Wayne HS) Westlake, Ohio (Westlake HS) Marion, Ohio (River Valley HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Germantown HS) Ooltewah, Tenn. (Ooltewah HS) Wichita, Kan. (Wichita Northwest HS) Collierville , Tenn (Collerville HS) Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis HS) Williamsfield, Ohio (Granvalley HS) Memphis, Tenn. (White Station HS) Hopkinsville, Ky. (Hopkinsville HS) Millinigton, Tenn. (Millington Central HS) Johnson City, Tenn. (Science Hill HS) Dillingham, Alaska (Dillingham HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Rossview HS) Nolensville, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) Avon Lake, Ohio (Avon Lake HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Mitchell HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Rossview HS) Chattanooga, TN (Chattanooga State) Clarksville, Tenn. (Rossview HS) Chattanooga, Tenn. (CSAS) McKenzie, Tenn. (McKenzie HS) Indianapolis, Ind. (North Central HS) Greenbrier, Tenn. (Greenbrier HS) Smyrna, Tenn. (Smyrna HS)

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Lady Govs Track and Field / Cross Country

2009-10 Austin Peay Women’s Cross Country & Track and Field: Top Row (L-R) trainer Kat Shuster, Leigha Tolliver, Diamond Knox, Cenitra Hudson, Chiamaka Obi, Alyssa Molnar, Janelle Avery, Julie Wood, Jessica Runyon-Davis, head coach Doug Molnar, assistant coach Troy Morris. Middle Row (L-R) Latoya Monger, Ashley Carson, Jasmine Scott, Whitney Darden, Arianne Clark, Tracee Gruskiewicz, Courtney Jordan, Shamai Larsen, Candace Johnson. Bottom Row (L-R) Marissa Phinazee, Hannah Scruton, Carrie Burggraf, Amanda McCoy, Molly Bartkiewicz, Brianna Lococo, Skylar Wall, Kate Gauf, Candace Cullors

Governors cross country

GOVERNORS 2009 Austin Peay Men’s Cross Country: (L-R) volunteer assistant Ryne Sexton, trainer Kat Shuster, Evan Collins, Antonio Diaz, Enock Langat, Nick Gammon, Boniface Yator, Andre Braima, Konnor Kessler, head coach Doug Molnar

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2009 Austin Peay

Cross Country Meet Recaps

aVERY GARNERS TOP-20 FINISH TO LEAD AUSTIN PEAY XC AT SEWANEE

SEWANEE, Tenn. - Austin Peay men and women’s cross country teams each brought home seventh-place finishes from the Sewanee Cross Country Invitational, ran at the Sewanee Golf Course. The men ran and 8k race, while the women ran a 5k.

govs fare well at evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Both the Govs and Lady Govs had strong showings at the Evansville Invitational. The men finished seventh out of 14 teams while the women finished 11th out of 12. The men were led by Langat’s 27:07.59 mark, which was good for 17th place overall. Briama finished 35th with a 27:38.37 mark, while Yator was 50th with a 27:53.56 time. The men also beat OVC rivals UT Martin and Murray State. On the women’s side, Avery set the pace with a 20:24.66 mark in the five-kilometer run, good for 30th place. Senior Tracee Gruskiewicz finished 68th with a 22:06.85 mark.

Sophomore Enock Langat led the Govs with a 22nd-place finish (27:33.15), followed by sophomore Andre Braima in 25th (27:37.70) and freshman Conner Kessler in 28th (28:24.44).

Dreary weather proved to a big difference-maker for the Lady Govs, as Larsen suffered an injury at the race’s halfway point. Larsen, who has been a solid contributor this season, will have about two weeks to recover before the conference championship.

On the women’s side, sophomore Janelle Avery recorded a top-20 finish coming in at 19th (20:23.33), followed by freshman Shamai Larsen finished 37th (21:05.04).

injury bug dominates austin peay at ovc championships

gOVS STACK UP WELL AT VANDY

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Govs and Lady Govs got a chance to see where they stacked up in the Ohio Valley Conference at the Vanderbilt Invitational. The men finished ninth out of 16 teams while the women came in 14th out of 18. The men’s side featured top-25 finishes from Langat (23rd, 27:31.14) and Briama (25th, 27:33.50) in the eight-kilometer event. Sophomore Boniface Yator had a nice run as well, finishing 55th with a 28:36.35 mark. The Lady Govs were led by Avery’s 45th-place finish with a 20:33.77 time in the five kilometer run. Larsen finished 70th (21:24.44) and freshman Alyssa Molnar improved on her first meet, finishing 88th with a 22:04.23 mark.

Lady govs set six season-bests in Louisville classic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Austin Peay men and women’s cross country teams had strong showings at the 2009 Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic. The men finished seventh out of 33 teams in the men’s blue race, while the women grabbed a strong 18th out of 35 teams. The men were led by a solid showing from Langat, who finished 14th with a 26:26.40 mark. Braima (44th, 27:03.10) was a solid No. 2 runner for the Govs, while Kessler had his best day in his young Govs career, finishing 62nd with a 27:18.50 time.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It was a disappointing day for Austin Peay men and women’s cross country at the Ohio Valley Conference Championships. The men finished eighth out of nine teams, while the women came in ninth out of 10 squads. On the men’s side, Langat (27:51.57) and Braima (27:56.31) finished 28th and 29th, respectively. Yator helped the Govs cause, finishing 47th with a 29:32.04 mark. Injuries and illness hurt the Govs tremendously at the Championships. Collins missed the race after battling an illness over the past week, while Diaz also did not run due to an injury. Kessler suffered an injury during the race and did not finish. The women didn’t fare much better. Avery finished 31st, pacing the Lady Govs with a 21:39.99 mark. Larsen (23.12.79) and Gruskiewicz (23:15.03) finished 52nd and 53rd, respectively.

season wraps at ncaa south regionals

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Govs and Lady Govs ventured south to compete in the NCAA South Regionals, Saturday. The Govs finished 24th of 26 teams on the men’s side, while the women did not record a team score. On the men’s side, Braima led the Govs in his last race, finishing 138th out of 173 runners with a 34:51.37. Yator was not too far behind him, finishing 149th 35:32.59, while Gammon came in 162nd, with a 36:40.33 mark in the 10-kilometer race.

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On the women’s side, Avery finished 25th, leading the Lady Govs to the finish with a 19:43.61 mark. Larsen (87th, 21:01.39) and Molnar (113th, 21:26.09) had solid outing for the Lady Govs as well. The race also saw all six Lady Govs record season-bests.

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For the women, Avery finished 117th in a 170-runner race with a 23:26.07 mark in the six-kilometer race. Larsen, in her final race for the Lady Govs, finished 156th with a 24:57.97 mark.Gruskiewicz (25:46.05, 164th) and Molnar (27:21.06, 169th) rounded out the running for the Lady Govs.


2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide

2009 Govs Cross Country Results Season Stats Player

Meets Win-Loss

Pct.

t10

t20

t30

Low 5k Low 8k

Andre Braima

6

719-290

.713

1

27:03.10

Evan Collins

5

276-583

.321

29:26.10

Antonio Diaz

3

206-443

.317

29:14.80

Nick Gammon

6

338-671

.335

29:04.90

Konnor Kessler

5

546-398

.578

1

27:18.50

Enock Langat

6

812-197

.805

3

26:26.40

Boniface Yator

6

563-446

.558

27:56.32

TEAM

6

48-56

.462

26:26.40

2

3

t40

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Meet-by-meet results Sewanee Invitational Sept. 5 • Sewanee, Tenn. •8K Team: 7th/11 • Score: 172 Individuals: 123 Competitor Time Place Enock Langat 22nd 27:33.15 Andre Braima 25th 27:37.70 Konnor Kessler 38th 28:24.44 Boniface Yator 56th 29:15.56 Nick Gammon 59th 29:22.82 Evan Collins 65th 29:40.54 Vanderbilt Invitational Sept. 19 • Nashville, Tenn. • 8K Team: 9th/16 • Score: 231 Individuals: 170 Competitor Time Place Enock Langat 23rd 27:31.14 Andre Braima 25th 27:33.50 Boniface Yator 55th 28:36.35 Konnor Kessler 82nd 29:02.84 Evan Collins 96th 29:34.33 Nick Gammon 119th 30:21.94 Antonio Diaz 152nd 32:30.22

Louisville Invitational Oct. 3 • Louisville, Ken. • 8K Team: 7th/33 • Score: 296 Individuals: 331 Competitor Time Place Enock Langat 14th 26:26.40 Andre Braima 44th 27:03.10 Konnor Kessler 62nd 27:18.50 Boniface Yator 95th 28:04.30 Nick Gammon 182nd 29:04.90 Antonio Diaz 190th 29:14.80 Evan Collins 200th 29:26.10

Evansville Invitational Oct. 17 • Evansville, Ind. • 8K Team: 7th/14 • Score: 216 Individuals: 151 Competitor Time Place Enock Langat 17th 27:07.59 Andre Braima 35th 27:38.37 Boniface Yator 50th 27:56.32 Konnor Kessler 52nd 28:01.10 Nick Gammon 95th 29:09.10 Antonio Diaz 104th 29:21.48

OVC Championships Oct. 31 • Nashville, Tenn. • 8K Team: 8th/10 • Score: 211 Individuals: 67 Competitor Time Place Enock Langat 28th 27:51.57 Andre Braima 29th 27:56.31 Boniface Yator 47th 29:32.04 Nick Gammon 59th 30:54.47 Evan Collins 61st 32:04.43 NCAA South Regional Nov. 14 • Tuscaloosa, Ala. • 10K Team: 24th/26 • Score: 690 Individuals: 173 Competitor Time Place Enock Langat 99th 33:30.24 Andre Braima 138th 34:51.37 Boniface Yator 149th 35:32.59 Nick Gammon 162nd 36:40.33 Evan Collins 166th 37:29.72 Konnor Kessler 169th 37:51.95

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2009 Lady Govs Cross Country Results Season Stats Player

Meets Win-Loss

Janelle Avery

6

644-261

Pct.

t10

.712

t20

t30

t40

Low 5k

1

2

1

19:43.61

Kate Gauf

5

191-545

.260

22:27.52

Tracee Gruskiewicz

6

353-552

.390

21:33.29

Shamai Larsen

5

396-397

.499

1

21:01.39

Alyssa Molnar

6

337-568

.372

21:26.09

Hannah Scrunton

5

271-465

TEAM

5

27-54

.368

21:58.69

.333

19:43.61

1

2

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Meet-by-meet results Sewanee Invitational Sept. 5 • Sewanee, Tenn. • 5K Team: 7th/11 • Score: 202 Individuals: 110 Competitor Time Place Janelle Avery 20:23.33 19th Shamai Larsen 21:05.04 37th Tracee Gruskiewicz 22:13.14 60th Hannah Scruton 22:22.82 65th Alyssa Molnar 22:41.67 66th Kate Gauf 23:41.54 83rd

Louisville Invitational Oct. 3 • Louisville, Ky. • 5K Team: 18th/35 • Score: 434 Individuals: 148 Competitor Time Place Janelle Avery 19:43.61 25th Shamai Larsen 21:01.39 87th Alyssa Molnar 21:26.09 113th Tracee Gruskiewicz 21:33.29 121st Hannah Scruton 21:58.69 150th Kate Gauf 22:27.52 179th

OVC Championships Oct. 31 • Nashville, Tenn. • 5K Team: 9th/10 • Score: 239 Individuals: 72 Competitor Time Place Janelle Avery 21:39.99 31st Shamail Larsen 23:12.79 52nd Tracee Gruskiewicz 23:15.03 53rd Alyssa Molnar 23:46.00 56th Hannah Scruton 23:52.25 59th Kate Gauf 25:50.89 64th

Vanderbilt Invitational Sept. 19 • Nashville, Tenn. • 5K Team: 14th/18 • Score: 353 Individuals: 148 Competitor Time Place Janelle Avery 20:33.37 45th Shamai Larsen 21:24.44 70th Alyssa Molnar 22:04.23 88th Tracee Gruskiewicz 22:16.09 92nd Hannah Scruton 23:03.03 111th Kate Gauf 24:13.09 127th

Evansville Invitational Oct. 17 • Evansville, Ind. • 5K Team: 11th/12 • Score: 275 Individuals: 113 Competitor Time Place Janelle Avery 20:24.66 30th Tracee Gruskiewicz 22:06.85 68th Alyssa Molnar 22:43.88 82nd Hannah Scruton 22:50.43 85th Kate Gauf 24:11.84 97th

NCAA South Regional Nov. 14 • Tuscaloosa, Ala. • 6K Team: N/A • Score: NTS Individuals: 170 Competitor Time Place Janelle Avery 23:26.07 117th Shamail Larsen 24:57.97 156th Tracee Gruskiewicz 25:46.05 164th Alyssa Molnar 27:21.66 169th

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide Andre Braima

5-8 • Sr. Paducah, Ky. • Campbellsville University

As a senior in 2009: A nice complement to Enock Langat, Braima was the Govs second runner in during every race this season...in six races, was top-30 three times and top-40 another... season-best 25th place finish in first two races, at the Sewanee Invitational (27:37.70) and Vanderbilt Invitational (27:33.50)...season-best 27:03.10 mark came at Lousiville Invitational, where he finished 44th. As a junior in 2008: Competed in three races for the Govs before injuries shut him down for the season...provided a strong third option behind departed seniors Tim Hall and Ryne Sexton...finished 13th at the Mid-America Opener with a 19:31.64 mark in the 5K...only 8K run came at the Memphis Twilight Classic, where he finished 56th with a 27:32.24 mark. At Campbellsville University: Ran cross country for head coach Mark Rowe... qualified for the 2007 NAIA Cross Country National Championships. Prep: Competed in cross country and track and field under Cecil Ward at Tilghman High School...twice qualified for the state championships in cross country, finishing 10th in 2004 and contributing to team titles in 2003 and 2004. Personal: Born Aug. 16, 1987 in Paducah, KY...son of Virnora Crawford...majoring in Biology with a minor in chemistry.

Antonio Diaz

5-6 • Sr. Clarksville, Tenn. • Kenwood HS As a senior in 2009: Competed in three races for the Govs...season-best 29:14.80 mark came at the Louisville Invitational, where he finished 190th. In 2008: Did not compete. As a junior in 2007: Competed in all six meets with a win/loss record of 520551... battled a foot injury early in the season... recovered by running a seasonbest time of 26:39.35 at the Memphis Twilight Invitational, Oct. 6, placing 91st... finished third for the Govs at the OVC Championships, placing 41st (27:16.66), in the 11-team race. As a sophomore in 2006: Recorded a top-10 finish at the Screaming Eagle Memorial Invitational, which the Govs won, finishing ninth with a time of 27:57... finished 35th (27:36) at the O’Reilly/OVC Championships...season-best time of 26:27.56 came in a 93rd-place finish at the Auburn University Invitational. As a freshman in 2005: Competed in six of the Govs’ seven meets...broke the top-20 in the Front Runner Invitational, Oct. 15, placing 17th in a six-team meet with a time of 17.26.00 in the 5K race...saving the best for last, he ran his best 8k race in the OVC Championships, posting a 26:50.57 time, good enough for a 35th-place finish and third-best among Govs teammates. Prep: A graduate of Kenwood High School, Diaz was the Region 5-AAA cross country champion and finished ninth in state AAA competition with a 15:49 time in the three-mile race...in track and field, he was state runner-up with a personal best time of 9:42 in the 3200 meters and also ran the 1600 meters in 4:33. Personal: Born June 7, 1985... the son of Isela Diaz...majoring in psychology.

Evan Collins

5-11 • So. Johnson City, Tenn. • University HS As a sophomore in 2009: Injuries and illness limited Collins effectiveness in 2009...61st-place finish at the OVC Championships (32:04.43 in the 8K) was season’s-best finish...29:26.10 mark at the Louisville Invitational was season-best time; finished 200th. As a freshman in 2008: Appeared in all eight of the Govs races in his first season and had one top-30 and one top-40...season-best 26th place finish came at the Earl Jacoby Memorial, where he was 26th with a 28:27.80 mark...best time of the season in the 8K was a 27:22.67 at the Auburn Invitational. Prep: Ran cross country for Gene Cahill at East Tennessee State University School...part of 2007 Class A/AA state champions as well as 2006 runner-up. Personal: Son of Larry and Christine Collins...born July 5, 1990 in Johnson City, Tenn...plans to major in Computer science and information systems.

Nick Gammon

5-11 • Fr. Hendersonville, Tenn. • Station Camp HS As a freshman in 2009: Provided depth for a young team and should be a solid contributor in the future... competed in all six races his freshman season...season-best 29:04.90 mark came at the Louisville Invitational, finishing 182nd. Prep: Ran distances for Bob French in cross country and track and field at Station Camp High School...named all-midstate in 2007, 2008 and 2009...part of two state champion 4x800-meter relay teams (2008-09). Personal: Born May 1, 1991 in Hendersonville, Tenn...son of Laurel and Regina Gammon...plans to major in business.

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide Konnor Kessler 6-0 • Fr. Bolivar, Tenn. • Bolivar HS

As a freshman in 2009: Freshman who gave the Govs a tremendous lift early in the season, could not sustain momentum...in first race, finished a season-best 38th with a 28:24.44 mark... season-best 27:18.50 mark came at the Louisville Invitational, where he finished 62nd out of 331...late-season illness hurt him down the stretch, culminating in a 169th-place finish at the OVC Championships. Prep: Ran distance for B.T. Hobbs at Bolivar Central High School...State qualifier in cross country from 2006-2009...won the region championship in cross country in 2008 and 2009, the first person in Bolivar history to win the region...first person in Bolivar history to qualify for state championships all four years of high school... qualified in track and field in 2006 and 2007, another first in Bolivar history. Personal: Born March 17, 1991 in Bolivar, Tenn...son of Eddie and Patricia Kessler...currently and undecided college major.

Boniface Yator

5-6 • So. Eldama Ravine, Kenya • Arkansas Pine-Bluff As a sophomore in 2009: Only a sophomore, Yator was needed to be a leader on a young Govs team and acquitted himself admirably...consistently third or fourth in the running for Austin Peay...season-best 27:56.32 mark came at the Evansville Invitational, where he finished 50th...just missed a top-40 at the OVC Championships, finishing 47th with a 29:32.04 mark in the muddy conditions. At Arkansas Pine-Bluff: Ran cross country for Curtis Pittman in 2008...had four top-20 finishes for the Lions...season-best time and finish came at the Delta State Invitational, finishing eighth with a 19:55.93 mark. Prep: Ran distance races for Francis Omusugo at Kabarnet High School...placed third in 1500-meter run and second in 3000-meter run in high school...graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. Personal: Son of Daniel and Grace Kurui...born Feb. 27, 1987 in Eldama Ravine, Kenya...majoring in nursing.

Enock Langat

6-0 • So. Litein, Kenya • Kapsogut HS As a sophomore in 2009: Led the Govs in every race as a sophomore...finished top-20 twice and top-30 three other times in just six races...defeated over 80 percent of the runners faced in 2009...season-best finish and time was at the Louisville Invitational, where he finished 14th with a 26:26.40 mark...earned a 17th-place finish at the Evansville Invitational, with a 27:07.59 mark. As a freshman in 2008: Injuries limited Langat two just two races in 2008...had one top-40 finish, coming in 31st at the season-opening Mid-America Opener with a 20:15.84 mark in the 6K race. Prep: Prepped at Kapsogut High School in Kenya, where he graduated in 2004. Personal: Born Sept. 17, 1985 in Litein, Kenya...plans to major in nursing.

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide Janelle Avery

So. • Distance Huber Heights, Ohio • Wayne HS

Prep: Competed in the pole vault at Westlake High School where she was named all-conference; was a district, region and state champion. Personal: Daughter of Stan and Marge Bartkiewicz...born April 21, 1988...majoring in pre-physical therapy.

Carrie Burggraf

2009 Cross Country: Led the Lady Govs in all six races...broke the 20-minute barrier at the Louisville Invitational, finishing 25th with a 19:43.61 mark...earned a top-20 with a 19thplace finish at the Sewanee Invitational with a 20:23.33 mark...in six races, had one top-20, two top-30’s and a top-40. 2009 Outdoor: Competed in six of seven meets...outdoor season saw her pick up the first victory of her college career, winning the 1500-meter run at the FAMU Relays with a 5:00.14 mark...had five other top-10 finishes in the outdoor season, including three more in the 1500-meter run, one the 800-meter run and one in the 3000-meter run. 2008 Indoor: Competed in five of six meets...had four top-10’s (three in the mile run, one in the 800-meter run) during indoor season...she finished fourth at the TSU Invite, running the mile run in 5:21.97...finished second at the Depauw Invitational in the 800-meter run with a 2:23.24 mark... 2008 Cross Country: Competed in all eight cross country meets...in her first career cross country race, she finished 10th (one of two top-10 finishes in cross country her freshman season) with a 15:29.11 mark in the 4K...set the school freshman record in the 5K at the UE Invitational with an 18:37.55 mark for a 20th place finish.outdoor season saw her pick up the first victory of her college career, winning the 1500-meter run at the FAMU Relays with a 5:00.14 mark...had five other top-10 finishes in the outdoor season, including three more in the 1500-meter run, one the 800-meter run and one in the 3000-meter run. Prep: Team captain all four years in track for Mike Fernandez at Wayne High School...five-time Junior Olympic qualifier in track and field. Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Penny Avery...born March 12, 1990, in Huber Heights, Ohio...plans to major in pre-physical therapy.

Molly Bartkiewicz 5-6• Sr.• Vault Westlake, Ohio • Westlake HS

2009 Outdoor: Along with teammate Carrie Burggraf, provided the Lady Govs the top two pole vaulters in the OVC...had five runner-up finishes in her junior season... tied Burggraf’s school record in the pole vault with a 3.85 meter height at the Memphis Invitational...season-worst mark of 3.49 meters came in blustery conditions at the OVC Championships, where she still finished second in spite of the conditions. 2009 Indoor: Never got into a good rhythm during indoor season due to nagging injuries...ended on a high note by placing second in the OVC Championships with a 3.65 meter height. 2008 Outdoor: Finished top-five in four of five meets...started the season with a runner-up finish at the APSU Spring Fling, where she tied teammate Carrie Burggraf with a 3.40 meter mark...was runner-up at the OVC Championships with a 3.65 meter mark...had season-best 3.70 meter height at the Georgia Tech Invitational, where she finished tied for fifth. 2008 Indoor: Never finished lower than fifth in seven competitions in the pole vault...won or tied for first three times...shared victory with teammate Carrie Burggraf at the TSU Invite, where each jumped 3.35 meters...won the first meet of the season, the Saluki Fast Start, with a 3.50 meter vault...won her second OVC pole vault title with a school-indoor record height of 3.65 meters. 2007 Outdoor: Set the school record in the pole vault at the NCAA Mideast Regional, where she finished tied for 11th after a vault of 3.81 meters...won the OVC Championship in the pole vault, with a vault of 3.65 meters.

5-2 • Jr.. • Vault Marion, Ohio • River Valley HS 2009 Outdoor: Started out strong, setting the school outdoor record at the FAMU Relays with a 3.85 meter mark, finishing first...won both home meets (Spring Fling and Governors Invitational) with 3.70 meter vaults...won third consecutive OVC pole vault title with a 3.75 meter mark, besting teammate Molly Bartkiewicz by over a quarter of a meter. 2009 Indoor: Never finished lower than sixth in her indoor junior season... opened the season by winning the Rev. Mike Hout Invite with a 3.51 meter mark...earned another first place tie at the DePauw Invitational with a 3.50 meter vault...saved her best for last, setting the school indoor record at the OVC Championships, with a 3.80 meter mark, finishing first. 2008 Outdoor: Earned six top-five finishes in her sophomore outdoor campaign...posted a personal-best and team season-best mark at the Vanderbilt Invitational, hitting 3.75 meters to finish second...claimed her first Ohio Valley Conference title with a 3.73 meter mark, eight tenths of a meter ahead of teammate Molly Bartkiewicz...in first career NCAA Regional, finished 23rd with a 3.66 meter vault. 2008 Indoor: Burst onto the scene in the pole vault, earning four first-place finishes...never finished lower than a tie for fourth in six events...shared first place honors with teammate Molly Bartkiewicz twice, at the Saluki Fast Start (3.50 m) and the TSU Invitational (3.35 m)...had season-best 3.50 meter mark four times, winning or tying for first in three of those meets. 2007 Outdoor: DNC due to injury. 2007 Indoor: Ran a season-best time of 8.47 in the 60-meter run at the Saluki Fast Start... had six top-10 finishes in the pole vault, including a fifth place finish at the O’Reilly OVC Championship with a school record vault of 3.35 meters... after qualifing for the NCAA Regionals was forced to set out of event due to injury. Prep: Competed in the pole vault at River Valley High School for Lori Parthemore where she finished third in the pole vault and second in the long jump at the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference championships. Personal: Daughter of Denny and Chris Burggraf...born Aug. 7, 1987...majoring in pre-law...has been named to the ESPN the Magazine and USTFCCCA All-Academic teams...named Austin Peay female athlete of the year in 2009, as well as the 2009 Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship award recipient...awarded a presitigious internship at the Carter Center in 2008.

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide Ashley Carson

5-5 • Fr. • Sprints/Hurdles Memphis, Tenn. • Germantown HS Prep: Ran sprints and relays for Jennie Keisel at Germantown High School...was named female sprinter of the year in 2007 and 2008. Personal: Daughter of Steven and Linda Burrow...born Feb. 28, 1990...plans to major in nursing.

Arianne Clark

So. • Distance Ooltewah, Tenn • Ooltewah HS 2009 Outdoor: Competed in four events for the Lady Govs, running the 800-meter dash...season’s lone top-10 finish came at the Spring Fling, where she was 10th with a 2:32.87 mark...at the Memphis Invitational, had season-best 2:29.10 mark, finishing 13th. Prep: Ran for Benny Monroe at Ooltewah High School. Personal: Daughter of Michael and Leslie Clark...born Feb. 25, 1990 in Ooltewah, Tenn...plans to major in nursing.

Whitney Darden

5-2 • Jr. • Thrower Collierville, Tenn • Collierville HS 2009 Outdoor: Competed in the javelin for the Lady Govs in five meets...opened her season with a fifth-place finish at the FAMU Relays, where she threw 21.01 meters... season-best 23.51 meter throw came at the Governors Invitational, where she finished 11th. 2008 Outdoor: Earned two top-10 finishes in four meets for the Lady Govs... finished fifth at the season-opening APSU Spring Fling with a 22.35 meter mark... was sixth in the javelin at the Governors Invitational with a 20.90 meter throw. Prep: Played volleyball for Lisa Lewis at Collierville High School, where she was named MVP of the team in 2003...received Academic Excellence awards from 2002-06. Personal: Daughter of Greg and Terry Darden...born Dec. 31, 1987...majoring in public relations.

Candace Cullors

5-1 • Jr. • Hurdles/Relays Wichita, Kan • Wichita Nortwest HS 2009 Outdoor: Competing in sprints and the long jump, earned points on four separate occasions for the Lady Govs...at the Spring Fling, finished eighth in the 100-meter dash (12.69) and seventh in the long jump (4.57 meters)...earned first career win at the Governors Invitational, where she finished with a 25.69 mark in the 200-meter dash...finished sixth in the 100-meter dash at the Memphis Invitational with a 12.42 mark. 2009 Indoor: Competed in five different events throughout the season while appearing in all six meets...earned lone point of the season in the 55-meter dash at the Depauw Invitational, finishing eighth with a 7.54 time...finished just out of the finals in the long jump at the Depauw Invitational, finishing ninth with a 5.07 meter mark. 2008 Outdoor: Ran the 100- and 200-meter dashes for the Lady Govs...had three top-five finishes...opened the season at the Spring Fling with a fourth-place finish in the 100-meter dash, finishing with a 12.72 time...finished fourth in the 200-meter dash (26.50) and fifth in the 100-meter dash (12.82) at the Governors Invitational. 2008 Indoor: Competed in two events at the Saluki Fast Start and the Saluki SASF Invitational for the Lady Govs...in the 60-meter dash, she was 12th at the Fast Start (8.01) and 17th at the SASF Invitational (8.23). Prep: Ran for Tom Allen at Wichita Northwest High School... Regional champion in 300-meter hurdles. Personal: Daughter of Keith and Peggy Cullors... Born Dec. 7, 1988.. majoring in Health and Human Performance.

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide Kate Gauf

5-4 • Sr. • Distance Indianapolis, Ind. • Ben Davis HS 2009 Cross Country: Senior on a squad in need of leadership...finished a season-best 64th at the OVC Championships with a 25:50.89 mark...season-best 22:27.52 mark came at the Louisville Invitational, where she finished 179th. 2009 Outdoor: Competed 800- and 1500-meter runs...had three top-20 finishes, including a 15th (5:18.13) in the 1500-meter run and a 20th (2:38.60) in the 800-meter run at the Governors Invitational. 2008 Indoor: Competed in the mile and 800-meter runs...season-best time in the mile came at the OVC Championships, where she finished 16th with a 5:41.84 mark...finished 14th in the 800-meter run at the Depauw Invitational with a 2:36.40 time. 2008 Cross Country: Provided experience and depth for an otherwise young team...best finish came at the Earl Jacoby Memorial, where she was 47th with a 22:17.40 time...had her season’s fastest five-kilometer time at the UE Invitational, where she finished with a 21:15.57 mark. 2007 Cross Country: After an injury-plagued freshman year, rebounded to become a contributor in her sophomore campaign...posted season-best fivekilometer time of 20:46.02 at Auburn Invitational, finishing 131st...season’s best finish came at the OVC Championships, where she finished 69th with a time of 22:12.82. 2007 Outdoor: Ran the 1,500-meter run and the 3,000-meter run for the Lady Govs... opened the season with a 13th-place finish in the 1,500-meter run at the Spring Fling... recorded a season-best time of 5:37.49 in the 1,500-meter run for a seventh-place finish at the Governors Invitational... finished 30th at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a season-best time of 11:30.45 in the 3,000-meter run... closed out the season with a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Battle of the Lakes. 2007 Indoor: Recorded only one top-20 finish with a 6:04.88 mile run to finish 18th at the McDonald’s Invitational... also finished 28th in the 800-meter run at that meet with a season-best time of 2:38.90... set her season-best in the mile run at the Saluki Booster with a time of 5:50.33... finished 25th in the 3,000-meter run with a personal-best 11:44.51. 2006 Cross Country: Opened the season with a 54th-place finish to lead the Lady Govs at the Belmont Opener... followed that with a 51st-place finish at the Tennessee Cross Country Invitational... Gauf ran the Lady Govs third-best time of 21:23 for a 51st-place finish the O’Reilly/OVC Championships. Prep: Ran for Donnie Zelaya at Ben Davis High School where she was named all-conference, all-county, all-region and all-sectional and also was a team captian. Personal: Daughter of Michael Gauf..born Sept. 7, 1988...majoring in health and human performance.

Tracee Gruskiewicz 5-6 • Sr. • Distance Wayne, Ohio • Grand Valley HS

2009 Cross Country: One of only three Lady Govs to compete in all six races...season-best mark of 21:23.39 came at the Louisville Invitational, where she finished 121st...season-best 53rd-place finish came at the OVC Championships, in a 23:15.03 time. 2009 Outdoor:Did not finish outside the top-20 in any of her eight races...picked up first career top-five finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Governors Invitational, finishing fifth with a 12:50.85 mark...in the same event, was 13th at the OVC Championships with a 13:36.50 time. 2008 Indoor: Competed twice, first at the TSU Invite in the mile run, where she finished 25th with a 6:00.53 mark...only other event was the 800-meter run at the OVC Championships, where she finished 13th with a 2:31.31 mark. 2008 Cross Country: Battled injuries to compete in six of eight races...had season-best 49th place finish at the season-opening Mid-America Opener, with a 18:09.41 in the four-kilometer race...season-best 21:09.43 time came at the Auburn Invitational. 2007 Cross Country: In first season of competition in cross country, produced solid meets for the Lady Govs...in first career meet, finished 59th with a mark of 20:52.87 at the Belmont Opener...finished 50th at the OVC Championships with a career-best time of 20:43.97, third-fastest for the Lady Govs. 2007 Outdoor: Finished 11th in the 800-meter run at the South Florida Invitational...placed seventh in the OVC Championships in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:59.12 Prep: Ran distance for Shari McCaslin at Grand Valley High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, named second-team All-Ohio in 2002 and was a 2004 district champion. Personal: Daughter of Steve and Sherry Gruskiewicz...born May 28,1988... majoring in pre-physical therapy.

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide Cenitra Hudson

5-7 • Fr • Sprinter Memphis, Tenn • White Station HS Prep: Ran sprints, relays and participated in the triple jump for Royce Myers at White Station High School... was named best sprinter and best field athlete her senior season...finished seventh in the triple jump (11.06 meters) at the 2009 TSSAA State Track and Field Championships. Personal: Daughter of Tilwanna Booker and Shawn and Christy Hudson... born July 1, 1991...one of 10 children...plans to major in health and human performance.

Candace Johnson

5-1 • Jr • Sprinter Hopkinsville, Ky. • Hopkinsville HS 2009 Outdoor: Had five top-eight finishes in the 100and 200-meter dash for the Lady Govs...season-best fourth-place finish in the 100-meter dash came at the APSU Spring Fling, where she ran a 12.46...in the 200-meter dash, she earned a season-best fifth-place finish at the Memphis Invitational with a 25.42 mark... also finished seventh in the 100-meter dash at Memphis, with a 12.44 time. 2009 Indoor: Competed in six meets for the Lady Govs...only top-10 finish came in the 200-meter dash at the Depauw Invitational, where she finished 10th with 26.84 mark...season-best time in the 200-meter came in the OVC Championships, where she finished 14th with a 26.38 mark. Prep: Ran for Tony Russell and Fred Sowerby at Hopkinsville High School. Personal: Daughter of Carrie Joiner and Charles Johnson ... born. Nov. 2, 1988... majoring in biology with a concentration in Pre-Med.

Courtney Jordan

5-1 • Jr. • Discus Millington, Tenn • Millington HS

Diamond Knox

5-9 • Fr. • Hurdler Johnson City, Tenn • Science Hill HS Prep: Ran relays and hurdles for Kim and John Hyatt at Science Hill High School...was named best female sprinter in 2009...finished second in the 300-meter hurdles (46.21) and third in the 100-meter hurdles (15.94) in the Class AAA Region One Sectionals in 2009. Personal: Daughter of Veronica Mabry and David Knox...born May 23, 1991... plans to major in nursing.

Shamai Larsen

5-7 • Sr. • Distances Dillingham, Alaska • Dillingham HS 2009 Cross Country: A useful sidekick to Avery, was runner-up in all five races she completed...earned season’s lone top-40 finish came at the Sewanee Invitational, where she was 37th with a 21:05.04 mark...shaved a few seconds off that time at the Louisville Invitational, finishing 87th with a 21:01.39 mark. 2009 Outdoor: Appeared in three meets for the Lady Govs...recorded lone outdoor top-10 at the FAMU Relays, finishing seventh in the 1500-meter run with a 5:28.67 mark. 2009 Indoor: Had three top-10 finishes in the 5000-meter run while also competing in the 3000...had season-best third place finish in the 5000 at the DePauw Invitational, finishing with a 19:10.46 mark...season-best time came at the OVC Championships, finishing eighth with an 18:49.36 time. Prep: Played volleyball for Vic Belleque at Dillingham High School, where she won a state title in 2000. Personal: Enlisted in the Army in 2003, where she achieved the rank of Staff Sargeant...began running as a hobby and was recruited by the coaching staff at a local road race...married to Ryan Welch...daughter of Michael and Janice Larsen...born Sept. 4, 1984...plans to major in health and human performance.

2009 Outdoor: Recorded five top-10 finishes in the discus and javelin throws...recorded points in both events for the Lady Govs at the Memphis Invitational, where she was seventh in the discus with a season-best 36.24 meter mark and eighth in the javelin with a 27.00 meter throw...season-best javelin throw came at the OVC Championships, where she finished 10th with a 28.75 meter mark. 2009 Indoor: Did not compete. 2008 Outdoor: Competed in the discus in three meets for the Lady Govs...seasonbest fourth-place finish came at the APSU Spring Fling, where she had a 34.23 meter throw...season-best 35.19 meter throw came at the OVC Championships, where she finished 14th. 2008 Indoor: Competed in the shot put at the Ed Temple Classic, where she finished 17th with an 8.81 meter mark. Prep: Ran for Chris Michael and Adam Carter at Millington Central... placed fifth in 2006 and fourth in 2007 at the state championships in the discuss. Personal: Daughter of David and Sandra Jordan... born Nov. 26, 1988... majoring in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Med.

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide Brianna Lococo

So. • Vault Clarksville, Tenn. • Rossview HS

2009 Outdoor: Reliable third option in the pole vault for the Lady Govs...recorded five top-eight finishes in five meets...finished a season-best third place at the APSU Spring Fling with a 3.05 meter mark...career-best outdoor mark of 3.35 meters came at the Memphis Invitational, where she finished eighth. 2009 Indoor: Scored in the pole vault in three of four meets for the Lady Govs... season-best sixth place finish came at the McDonald’s Invitational, where she had a 2.90 mark...finished seventh at the OVC Championships with a seasonbest 3.20 meter mark. Prep: Vaulted for Bill Ethridge at Rossview High School, where she was LeafChronicle Co-Athlete of the Year in 2007. Two time state champion (2007 and 2008) in pole vault. Personal: Daughter of Angie and Leonard Lococo...born Aug. 4, 1989 in Clarksville...plans to major in Elementary Education.

Amanda McCoy

5-6• Sr. • Hurdles and Relays Nolensville, Tenn. • Ravenwood HS 2009 Outdoor: One of the premier contributors in the field events for the Lady Govs...had seven top-three finishes in the high jump and the 100-meter hurdles... season-best 1.61 meter mark in the high jump was set at the FAMU Relays, where she finished third...also placed second at the FAMU Relays in the hurdles with a 15.05 mark...won the 100-meter hurdles at the APSU Spring Fling with a 14.30 mark...won the high jump at the Memphis Invitational with a 1.60 meter mark while also placing third in the hurdles with a season-best 14.06 mark. 2009 Indoor: Competed in hurdles and jumps for the Lady Govs...won the 60-meter hurdles at the Hoosier Hill Invite with a season-best 8.89 mark...a day later, won the 55-meter hurdles with a season-best 8.52 meter mark at the Depauw Invitational...scored points for the Lady Govs in two events at the OVC Championships, finishing sixth in the 60-meter hurdles with a 9.02 mark and fourth in the high jump with a season-best 1.63 meter height. 2008 Outdoor: Came on strong in her sophomore year...finished second at the APSU Spring Fling in the 100-meter hurdles (season-best 14.25 mark) and the high jump (1.60 meter jump)...won the 100-meter hurdles at the Governors Invitational with a 14.61 mark and was third in the 200-meter dash with a 26.26 time...finished second at the OVC Championships with a 14.27 mark. 2008 Indoor: Earned points for the Lady Govs nine times in the 55- and 60-meter hurdles and the high jump...finished second in the 55-meter hurdles at the Depauw Indoor Classic with a season-best 8.26 mark...tied for fifth in the high jump at the Saluki SASF Invitational with a 1.55 meter jump...was fourth in the 60-meter hurdles at the McDonald’s Invite with a season-best 9.03 mark...at the OVC Championships, she finished seventh in the 55-meter hurdles with an 8.41

mark and tied for seventh in the high jump with a season-best 1.63 meter jump. 2007 Outdoor: Had three top-10 finishes in the 100-meter hurdles winning the event as the Govs hosted the Govenors Invitational... ran a career-best time of 14.64 at the Vanderbilt Invitatonal missing the school record by .87 seconds... competed in the high jump at the Spring Fling, winning the event with a jump of 1.61 meters. 2007 Indoor: Ran the 60-meter Hurdles at the Saluki Fast Start finishing seventh with a time of 9.55 seconds. Prep: Participated in several events including the hurdles, high jump, long jump and the relays for Jen Knotts at Ravenwood High School...she placed third and eighth in the state for the 100-meter hurdles and high jump, respectively. Personal: Daughter of Amas and Missie McCoy...born Dec. 17, 1987...majoring in nursing.

Alyssa Molnar

5-9 • Fr. • Distance Avon Lake, Ohio • Avon Lake HS 2009 Cross Country: Hard-running freshman, will be a competitor for years to come...season-best 21:26.09 mark came at the Louisville Invitational, where she finished 113th...finished 56th in her first OVC Championship with a 23:46.00 mark. Prep: Ran distance races under Becky Uszak at Avon Lake High School, where she competed for four years at the varsity level in cross country and three years in track and field...SWC Honorable Mention in cross country...graduated with honors. Personal: Daughter of Doug and Lisa Molnar...born Feb. 19, 1990 in Avon Lake, Ohio...plans to major in biology.

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide Latoya Monger

5-8 • Jr. • Relays Memphis, Tenn • Mitchell HS 2009 Outdoor: Earned four top-eight finishes in the high jump and one in the 100-meter hurdles...at the Memphis Invitational, finished fourth with a season-best 1.57 meter high jump...earned a fifth place finish in the hurdles at the Spring Fling with a 15.87 mark. 2009 Indoor: Competed in hurdles and high jump...twice earned points for the Lady Govs in the high jump...finished third at the Depauw Invitational with a season-best tying 1.55 meter jump. 2008 Outdoor: Earned points five times for the Lady Govs in her first outdoor season...season-best 15.01 mark in the 100-meter hurdles came at the Spring Fling, where she finished third...finished second in the high jump at the Governors Invitational with a season-high tying 1.45 meter jump. 2008 Indoor: Jack-of-all trades competed in different events...finished eighth in the 60-meter hurdles at the Saluki Fast Start with a 9.60 mark...season-best 1.53 meter high jump earned a fifth place finish at the Depauw Classic. Prep: Ran for Tamika Carwell at Mitchell High School. Personal: Daughter of Yolanda Farmer and L.T. Harris...born July 1, 1989... majoring in health and human performance.

Chiamaka Obi

5-10 • Jr. • Hurdles/Relays Clarksville, Tenn • Rossview HS

Marissa Phinazee

5-6 • So. • Sprinter Chattanooga, Tenn • Red Bank HS College: Will have three remaining years of eligibility left after attending Chattanooga State for two years but not competing in athletics. Prep: Ran sprints for E.K. Slaughter at Red Bank High School...was a four-year letterman and named best all-around athlete for her basketball and track skills... finished seventh in the 100-meter dash (12.49) and sixth in the 200-meter dash (25.17) in the 2007 TSSAA AAA State Track and Field Championships. Personal: Daughter of Cathy Ryall...born March 17, 1989...plans to major in social work and child care management.

Jessica Runyon-Davis

5-7 • Fr. • Jumps Clarksville, Tenn • Rossview HS Prep: Competed in the high jump for Wayne White at Rossview High School...lettered all four years of high school in soccer and track and field...finished fifth in the high jump (1.57 meters) at the 2009 TSSAA Region Three AAA Finals. Personal: Daughter of Michael and Susan Runyon-Davis...born May 2, 1991... plans to major in biology.

2009 Outdoor: Continued her prowess in the dash, she has become an effective hurdler...picked up two wins in the 400-meter dash, at the Governors Invitational (56.51) and the OVC Championships (56.52)...earned points for the Lady Govs on seven occasions...was third in the OVC Championships in the 400-meter hurdles with a 1:03.61 mark. 2009 Indoor: Earned points on five occasions for the Lady Govs...finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdles at the TSU Invite with a season-best 9.11 mark...season-best 8.70 mark in the 55-meter hurdles at the Ed Temple Classic, finishing eighth...was runner-up in the 400-meter dash at the OVC Championships, with a 58.22 mark. 2008 Outdoor: Earned two victories during outdoor season...won the 400-meter dash at the Spring Fling with a season-best 59.97 mark...at the Governor Invitational, won the 400-meter hurdles with a 1:08.66 time. 2008 Indoor: Competed in the 400- and 800-meter dashes...finished eighth in the 800 at the Saluki SASF with a 2:30.80 mark...season-best 59.31 mark in the 400 came at the McDonald’s Invitational, where she finished 10th. Prep: Ran relays and hurdles for Wade White at Rossview High... part of the back-to-back state champion 4x400 meter relay team in 2005 and 2006... as an individual, Obi competed in the 300-meter run and was a second-team all-state volleyball player under coach Terry Tetter Personal: Daughter of Lilian Obi.. born Oct. 20, 1988... majoring in economics and business managment.

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide Jasmine Scott

So. • Sprinter Chattanooga, Tenn • CSAS 2009 Outdoor: Twice had point-scoring runs in the 400-meter dash...at the FAMU Relays, finished a seasonhigh fourth with a 59.17 mark...earned a sixth-place mark at the OVC Championships, with a season-best 58.82 time. 2009 Indoor: Competed in the 200- and 400-meter dash...finished in a season-best 60.95 time at the OVC Championships in the 400-meter dash, good enough for 12th. Prep: Ran for Tim Edwards at Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences... competed in the AAU Junior Olympics for 10 years. Personal: Daughter of Kimberly and Ezekiel Jones and Wilbert Scott...born Nov. 13, 1989 in Chattanooga, Tenn...plans to major in health and human performance.

Hannah Scruton

So.• Distance McKenzie, Tenn. • McKenzie HS 2009 Cross Country: Had a season-best 21:58.69 finish at the Louisville Invitational, where she finished 150th...was season-high 59th at the OVC Championships, with a 23:52.25 mark. 2008 Outdoor: Competed once, in the 3000-meter run, at the Memphis Invitational, where she finished 10th with an 11:59.66 mark. 2008 Cross Country: Solid contributor as a freshman...had her season’s lone top-40 appearance at the Earl Jacoby Memorial, where she was 40th with a 22:02.30 mark...season-best 21:57.87 time came at the UE Invitational. Prep: State qualifier for coach David Duncan at McKenzie High School... salutatorian of her graduating class. Personal: Daughter of James and Sharon Scruton...born Jan. 8, 1990 in Mckenzie, Tenn... plans to major in English.

Leigha Tolliver

5-6 • Fr. • Hurdles Indianapolis, Ind. • North Central HS

Skylar Wall

5-2 • Fr. • Vault Greenbrier, Tenn • Greenbrier HS Prep: Competed in the pole vault for Marty Wall at Greenbrier High School...was a state qualifier all four years...won state titles in the pole vault her sophomore and junior years (9-06.00)...was runner-up her senior season, hitting a careerbest 10 feet in 2009...also had a sixth-place showing at the USATF Nationals in the pole vault. Personal: Daughter of Marty and Shari Wall...born May 6, 1991...plans to major in education.

Julie Wood

5-6 • Sr. • Sprinter Smyrna, Tenn • Smyrna HS 2009 Outdoor: Earned points for the Lady Govs in two meets...at the Spring Fling, finished seventh with a 61.64 mark...at the Governors Invitational, her seasonbest 61.21 mark earned her an eighth-place finish. 2009 Indoor: Ran at five meets in the 400-meter dash...season-best 62.50 mark came at the Hoosier Hills Invitational, where she finished 23rd. 2008 Outdoor: Finished second in the 400-meter dash to open the season at the Spring Fling with a time of 1:01.75...had season-best time in the 400-meter at the Vanderbilt Invitational, finishing 21st with a 1:00.58 mark...finished fifth at the Governors Invitational in the 200-meter dash (27.01). 2008 Indoor: Competed three times in the 400-meter dash...had season’sbest time and finish at the Depauw Indoor Classic, where she finished 12th with a mark of 1:03.12. 2006 Outdoor: Finished 11th in the 800-meter run at the South Florida Invitational...placed seventh at the OVC Championships in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:59.12 Prep: Ran distance for Shari McCaslin at Grand Valley High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, named second-team All-Ohio in 2002 and was a 2004 district champion. Personal: Daughter of Jim and Marsha Wood...born July 26, 1986...majoring in health and human performance.

Prep: Competed in the long jump, hurdles and relays for Roger Gurts and Ivorye Long at North Central... named all-conference and all-state...finished fifth in the 100-meter hurdles with a 14.90 time and fourth in the long jump with a 5.54 meter mark at the 2009 Indiana High School Athletic Association State Track and Field Championships. Personal: Daughter of Angela and DeWayne Tolliver...born Aug. 31, 1990... plans to major in health and human performance.

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2009 Austin Peay Track & Field 2009 Indoor Schedule

Date J11 J23 J31 F13 F14 F27

Meet Ed Temple Classic Gladstein Invitational TSU Invite Hoosier Hills Depauw Invite OVC Championships

Location Nashville, Tenn. Bloomington, Ind. Nashville, Tenn. Bloomington, Ind. Green Castle, Ind. Charleston, Ill.

Result NTS NTS NTS NTS 105/3rd 55/6th

2009 Indoor Best Marks

55-METER DASH NCAA Championship Record: 6.56 – Gwen Torrence (Georgia), 1987 OVC Championship Record: 6.87 – Rose Gilmore (Eastern Kentucky), 1985 Austin Peay Record: 7.05 – Sherlonda Johnson, 2006 [† NCAA Automatic: 6.74; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 6.92] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Candace Cullors Depauw Invitational [prelims] 7.52 Candace Johnson Ed Temple Classic [prelims] 7.63 60-METER DASH NCAA Championship Record: 7.13 – Angela Williams (USC), 2002 OVC Championship Record: 7.55 – twice, m.r. by Diamond Benjamin (Eastern Kentucky), 2009 Austin Peay Record: 7.68 – Sherlonda Johnson, 2005 [† NCAA Automatic: 7.26; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 7.44] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Candace Cullors Hoosier Hills 8.06 Amanda McCoy TSU Invite [prelims] 8.17 Candace Johnson Gladstein Invitational [prelims] 8.31 55-METER HURDLES NCAA Championship Record: 7.39 – Tiffany Lott (BYU), 1997 OVC Championship Record: 7.59 – Dionne Rose (Middle Tennessee), 1994 Austin Peay Record: 8.00 – Roni Hopkins, 2000 [† NCAA Automatic: 7.57; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 7.86] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Amanda McCoy Depauw Invitational 8.32 Chiamaka Obi Ed Temple Classic [prelims] 8.68 Latoya Monger Depauw Invitational [prelims] 9.13 60-METER HURDLES NCAA Championship Record: 7.84 – Virginia Powell (Southern California), 2006 OVC Championship Record: 8.49 – Roni Hopkins (Austin Peay), 2002 Austin Peay Record: 8.49 – Roni Hopkins, 2002 [† NCAA Automatic: 8.14; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 8.43] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Amanda McCoy Hoosier Hills 8.89 Chiamaka Obi TSU Invite 9.11 Latoya Monger OVC Championships [prelims] 9.53 200-METER DASH NCAA Championship Record: 22.40 – Bianca Knight (Texas), 2008 OVC Championship Record: 23.54 – Nadia Graham (Middle Tennessee), 1996 Austin Peay Record: 25.24 – Selena Lockridge, 2000 [200m: † NCAA Automatic: 23.70; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 24.40] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Candace Johnson OVC Championships [prelims] 26.38 Candace Cullors OVC Championships [prelims] 26.91 Jasmine Scott TSU Invite 27.06

400-METER DASH NCAA Championship Record: 50.80 – Natasha Hastings (South Carolina), 2007 OVC Championship Record: 53.79 – Stephanie Saleem (Murray State), 1989 Austin Peay Record: 56.02 – Selena Lockridge, 2000 [200m: † NCAA Automatic: 52.90; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 54.90] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Chiamaka Obi OVC Championships 58.22 Tameeka Southern Gladstein Invitational 60.66 Jasmine Scott OVC Championships [prelims] 60.95 Candace Cullors TSU Invite 62.29 Julie Wood Hoosier Hills 62.50 Breonna Brown Gladstein Invitational 63.48 800-METER RUN NCAA Championship Record: 2:01.77 – Hazel Clark (Florida), 1999 OVC Championship Record: 2:09.45 – Nina Funderburk (Murray State), 1989 Austin Peay Record: 2:06.17 – Sheena Gooding, 2002 [200m: † NCAA Automatic: 2:06.00; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 2:10.00] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Tameeka Southern OVC Championships 2:19.60 Janelle Avery OVC Championships [prelims] 2:22.18 Melissa Nobbs Hoosier Hills 2:25.57 Breonna Brown Ed Temple Classic 2:29.01 Tracee Gruskiewicz OVC Championships [prelims] 2:31.31 Kate Gauf Depauw Invitational 2:36.40 MILE RUN NCAA Championship Record: 4:30.63 – Suzy Favor (Wisconsin), 1989 OVC Championship Record: 4:51.68 – Jamie King (Eastern Kentucky), 1998 Austin Peay Record: 5:03.10 – Sheena Gooding, 2002 [200m: † NCAA Automatic: 4:38.90 ‡ NCAA Provisional: 4:48.90] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Janelle Avery Hoosier Hills 5:15.77 Melissa Nobbs OVC Championships 5:26.71 Kate Gauf OVC Championships 5:41.84 Tracee Gruskiewicz TSU Invite 6:00.53 3000-METER RUN NCAA Championship Record: 8:42.03 – Jenny Barringer, Colorado, 2009 OVC Championship Record: 9:55.76 – Heather Huhn (Murray State), 1992 § Austin Peay Record: 10:09.84 – Bertha Castillo, 2007 [200m: † NCAA Automatic: 9:16.00; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 9:35.00] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Bertha Castillo Hoosier Hills 10:24.25 Shamai Larsen OVC Championships 11:00.61 5000-METER RUN NCAA Championship Record: 15:14.18 – Kim Smith (Providence), 2004 OVC Championship Record: 17:11.63 – Amy Beatty (Morehead State), 1999 § Austin Peay Record: 18:11.70 – Bertha Castillo, 2007 [200m: † NCAA Automatic: 16:12.50; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 16:49.50] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Bertha Castillo TSU Invite 18:31.29 Shamai Larsen OVC Championships 18:46.38 1600-METER RELAY NCAA Championship Record: 3:27.66 – Texas, 2003 OVC CHampionship Record: 3:47.14 – Austin Peay, 2001 Austin Peay Record: 3:47.14 – Austin Peay, 2001 [200m: † NCAA Automatic: 3:37.00; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 3:44.00] Athletes Meet Tameeka Southern, Candace Johnson, Chiamaka Obi, Jasmine Scott OVC Championships

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY NCAA Championship Record: 10:50.98 - Tennessee, 2009 OVC Championship Record: 12:17.29 – Eastern Illinois, 2003 Austin Peay Record: 12:31.79 – Austin Peay, 2001 [200m: † NCAA Automatic: 11:09.40; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 11:30.40] Athletes Meet Janelle Avery, Bertha Castillo, Melissa Nobbs,. Tameeka Southern OVC Championships

Mark 12:31.79

HIGH JUMP NCAA Championship Record: 1.98m (6-06.00) – Destinee Hooker (Texas), 2009 OVC Championship Record: 1.77m (5-9.75) – Tremaine Worthman (Tennessee St.), 2001 Austin Peay Record: 1.78m (5-10.00) – Lauren Maul, 2000 [† NCAA Automatic: 1.85m; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 1.78m] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv Amanda McCoy OVC Championships 1.63m 5-04.25 Casey McKnight Gladstein Invitational 1.55m 5-01.00 Latoya Monger twice, m.r. Depauw Invitational 1.55m 5-01.00 LONG JUMP NCAA Championship Record: 6.81m (22-04.00) – Elva Goulbourne (Auburn), 2003 OVC Championship Record: 6.22m (20-05.00) – Michelle Welch (Middle Tenn.), 1990 Austin Peay Record: 6.20m (20-04.00) – Lauren Maul, 2002 [† NCAA Automatic: 6.38m; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 6.13m] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv Keyvia Davis [unattached] TSU Invite 5.39m 17-08.25 Candace Cullors Depauw Invitational 5.07m 16-07.75 Amanda McCoy Depauw Invitational 5.07m 16-07.75 TRIPLE JUMP NCAA Championship Record: 14.25m (46-09.00) – Suzette Lee (LSU), 1997 OVC Championship Record: 12.85m (42-02.00) – Jacqui Brown (Middle Tenn.), 1994 Austin Peay Record: 12.35m (40-06.25) – Ayesha Maycock, 2000 [† NCAA Automatic: 13.30m; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 12.65m] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv Not yet competed in 2009 SHOT PUT NCAA Championship Record: 19.15m (62-10.00) – Laura Gerraughty (N. Carolina), 2004 OVC Championship Record: 15.57m (51-01.00)– Angie Barker (Eastern Kentucky), 1986 Austin Peay Record: 13.51m (44-04.00) – Kacey Brown, 1996 [† NCAA Automatic: 16.90m; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 15.20m] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv Not yet competed in 2009 POLE VAULT NCAA Championship Record: 4.53m (14-10.25) – Amy Linnen (Arizona), 2002 OVC Championship Record: 3.80m (12-05.50) – Mary Wood (Eastern Illinois), 2005 Austin Peay Record: 3.80m (12-05.50) –Carrie Burggraf, 2009 [† NCAA Automatic: 4.25m; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 4.00m] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv Carrie Burggraf OVC Championships 3.80m 12-05.50 Molly Bartkiewicz OVC Championships 3.65m 11-11.75 Brianna Lococo OVC Championships 3.20m 10-06.00 20-POUND WEIGHT NCAA Championship Record: 25.56m (83-10.25) – Brittany Riley (Southern Illinois), 2007 OVC Championship Record: 18.26m (59-11.00) – Heather Jenkins (Southeast Mo.), 2003 Austin Peay Record: 15.15m (49-08.50) – Mandy Scruggs, 2002 [† NCAA Automatic: 21.00m; ‡ NCAA Provisional: 18.75m] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv Not yet competed in 2008

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide 2009 Indoor Individual Results (By athlete)

Kate Gauf MILE RUN TSU Invite (1/31/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09) 800-METER RUN Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 26th 15th 16th Place 14th 17th

Mark 6:02.74 5:48.00 5:41.84 Mark 2:36.40 2:43.87

Tracee Gruskiewicz MILE RUN TSU Invite (1/31/09) 800-METER RUN OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 25th Place 13th

Mark 6:00.53 Mark 2:31.31

Candace Johnson 55-METER DASH Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) 60-METER DASH Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) 200-METER DASH Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) TSU Invite (1/31/09) Hoosier Hills (2/13/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 17th Place 19th Place 17th 22nd 23rd 16th 10th 14th

Mark 7.63 Mark 8.31 Mark 27.39 27.69 27.16 26.90 26.84 26.38

Janelle Avery MILE RUN Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) TSU Invite (1/31/09) Hoosier Hills (2/13/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09) 800-METER RUN Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 10th 4th 7th 14th Place 2nd 10th

Mark 5:22.61 5:21.97 5:15.77 5:29.49 Mark 2:23.24 2:22.18

Molly Bartkiewicz POLE VAULT Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) McDonald’s Invitational (1/30/09) Hoosier Hills (2/13/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place t-9th 5th 6th 6th 2nd

Mark 3.25m 3.20m 3.35m 3.20m 3.65m

Breonna Brown 400-METER RUN Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) 800-METER RUN Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09)

Place 23rd Place 8th

Mark 63.48 Mark 2:29.01

Carrie Burrgraf POLE VAULT Rev. Mike Hout Invite (1/10/09) Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) McDonald’s Invitational (1/30/09) Hoosier Hills (2/13/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 1st 6th 2nd 3rd t-1st 1st

Mark 3.51m 3.55m 3.65m 3.50m 3.50m 3.80m

Bertha Castillo 3000-METER RUN Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) Hoosier Hills (2/13/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09) 5000-METER RUN TSU Invite (1/31/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Shamai Larsen 3000-METER RUN Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09) 5000-METER RUN TSU Invite (1/31/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 19th 16th Place 9th 3rd 8th

Mark 11:33.27 11:00.61 Mark 19:55.48 19:10.46 18:46.38

Place 8th 5th 2nd 6th Place 3rd 9th

Mark 10:50.23 10:24.25 10:28.81 10:36.83 Mark 18:31.29 18:46.59

Brianna Lococo POLE VAULT Rev. Mike Hout Invite (1/10/09) McDonald’s Invitational (1/30/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 8th 6th t-11th 7th

Mark 2.90m 2.90m 3.05m 3.20m

Amanda McCoy 55-METER HURDLES Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) 60-METER HURDLES Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) TSU Invite (1/31/09) Hoosier Hills (2/13/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09) 60-METER DASH TSU Invite (1/31/09) HIGH JUMP Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) TSU Invite (1/31/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09) LONG JUMP Depauw Invitational (2/14/09)

Place 5th 1st Place 9th 3rd 1st 6th Place 17th Place 3rd 7th 5th 2nd 4th Place 10th

Mark 8.59 8.32 Mark 9.39 9.09 8.89 9.02 Mark 8.17 Mark 1.62m 1.60m 1.60m 1.55m 1.63m Mark 5.07m

Candace Cullors 55-METER DASH Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) 60-METER DASH Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) TSU Invite (1/31/09) Hoosier Hills (2/13/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09) 200-METER DASH Ed Temple Classic(1/11/09) Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) TSU Invite (1/31/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09) 400-METER DASH TSU Invite (1/31/09) LONG JUMP Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 20th 8th Place 17th 13th 11th 15th Place 31st 21st 19th 15th 19th Place 21st Place 9th 13th

Mark 7.67 7.54 Mark 8.19 8.13 8.06 8.11 Mark 29.09 27.44 27.09 27.32 26.91 Mark 62.29 Mark 5.07m 5.00m

Keyvia Davis LONG JUMP Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) TSU Invite (1/31/09)

Place 16th 14th

Mark 4.93m 5.39m

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Place 9th 8th 12th

Mark 1.52m 1.55m 1.44m

Latoya Monger 55-METER HURDLES Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) 60-METER HURDLES TSU Invite (1/31/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09) HIGH JUMP Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) TSU Invite (1/31/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 15th 9th Place 20th 13th Place 7th 12th 9th 3rd t-10th

Mark 9.45 9.13 Mark 10.56 9.53 Mark 1.52m 1.55m 1.54m 1.55m 1.48m

Melissa Nobbs MILE RUN Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) 800-METER RUN TSU Invite (1/31/09) Hoosier Hills (2/13/09)

Place 19th Place 10th 9th

Mark 5:44.35 Mark 2:26.14 2:25.57

Chiamaka Obi 55-METER HURDLES Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) 60-METER HURDLES Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) TSU Invite (1/31/09) Hoosier Hills (2/13/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09) 400-METER DASH OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 8th 5th Place 6th 5th 10th 14th Place 2nd

Mark 8.70 8.96 Mark 9.27 9.11 9.97 9.55 Mark 58.22

Jasmine Scott 400-METER DASH Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09) 200-METER DASH TSU Invite (1/31/09)

Place 13th 15th 12th Place 18th

Mark 61.27 61.97 60.95 Mark 27.08

Tameka Southern 400-METER RUN Gladstein Invitational (1/23/09) 800-METER RUN Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) Hoosier Hills (2/13/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 11th Place 6th 5th 4th 4th

Mark 60.66 Mark 2:29.01 2:22.63 2:24.27 2:19.60

Julie Wood 400-METER DASH Ed Temple Classic (1/11/09) TSU Invite (1/31/09) Hoosier Hills (2/13/09) Depauw Invitational (2/14/09) OVC Championships (2/28/09)

Place 24th 27th 23rd 11th t-19th

Mark 65.07 62.97 62.50 63.53 63.57

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2009 Austin Peay Track & Field

2009 Outdoor Schedule Date 3/13 3/21 3/28 4/4 4/10 4/17 4/25 5/2 5/16 5/29 6/11

Meet Florida A&M Relays Spring Fling Alabama Relays Austin Peay Invitational Sea Ray Relays Memphis Invitational WKU Invitational OVC Championships Louisville Last Chance NCAA Regionals NCAA Championships

Location Tallahassee, Fla. Clarksville, Tenn. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Clarksville, Tenn. Knoxville, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn. Bowling Green, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Louisville, Ky. Louisville, Ky. Fayetteville, Ark.

Result NTS NTS NTS NTS NTS 4th/81 NTS 5th/76.50

2009 Outdoor Best Marks 100-METER DASH NCAA Championship Record: 10.78 – Dawn Sowell (LSU), 1989 OVC Championship Record: 11.0 – Heather Samuel (Murray State), 1994 Austin Peay Record: 11.82 – Roni Hopkins, 2002 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 11.75] Athlete (career best) Meet Candace Johnson FAMU Relays [prelims] Candace Cullors Memphis Invitational Leann White FAMU Relays [prelims]

Mark 12.42 12.42 13.15

200-METER DASH NCAA Championship Record: 22.04 – Dawn Sowell (LSU), 1989 OVC Championship Record: 23.10– Heather Samuel (Murray State), 1994 Austin Peay Record: 24.47 – Roni Hopkins, 2002 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 23.96] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Candace Johnson OVC Championships [prelims] 25.13 Candace Cullors Governors Invitational 25.69 400-METER DASH NCAA Championship Record: 50.18 – Pauline Davis (Alabama), 1989 OVC Championship Record: 53.43 – Stephanie Saleem (Murray State), 1989 Austin Peay Record: 54.70 – Selena Lockridge, 2000 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 54.61] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Chiamaka Obi Governors Invitational 56.51 Jasmine Scott OVC Championships [prelims] 57.94 Julie Wood Governors Invitational 61.21 800-METER RUN NCAA Championship Record: 1:59.11 – Suzy Favor (Wisconsin), 1990 OVC Championship Record: 2:01.71 – Pam Raglin (Eastern Kentucky), 1986 Austin Peay Record: 2:04.35 – Sheena Gooding, 2002 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 2:09.80] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Tameeka Southern Governors Invitational 2:18.26 Janelle Avery Governors Invitational 2:22.12 Bertha Castillo Governors Invitational 2:26.23 Melissa Nobbs Governors Invitational 2:28.29 Arianne Clark Memphis Invitational 2:29.10 Tracee Gruskiewicz Governors Invitational 2:31.79 Kate Gauf Governors Invitational 2:38.06

[† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 4:27.80] Athlete (career best) Meet Janelle Avery Governors Invitational Bertha Castillo Governors Invitational Melissa Nobbs Memphis Invitational Kate Gauf OVC Championships Tracee Gruskiewicz Spring Fling Shamai Larsen FAMU Relays

3000-METER RUN NCAA Championship Record: 8:47.35 – Vicki Huber (Villanova), 1988 OVC Championship Record: 9:49.06 – Sue Schaefer (Eastern Kentucky), 1981 Austin Peay Record: 9:50.91 -- Bertha Castillo, 2007 [Not an NCAA Championship event] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Bertha Castillo Memphis Invitational 10:22.88 Janelle Avery Spring Fling 10:26.54 Melissa Nobbs Spring Fling 10:53.13 Shamai Larsen Spring Fling 11:06.15 Hannah Scruton Memphis Invitational 11:59.66 3000-METER STEEPLECHASE NCAA Championship Record: 9:44.95 – Kassi Anderson (BYU), 2003 OVC Championship Record: 10:45.45 – Juli Koenigstein (Southeast Missouri), 2009 Austin Peay Record: 11:40.89 – Melissa Nobbs, 2009 [† NCAA Automatic: Regional Qualifying Standard: 10:50.25] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Melissa Nobbs OVC Championships 11:40.89 Tracee Gruskiewicz Governors Invitational 12:50.85 MILE RUN NCAA Championship Record: N/A OVC Championship Record: N/A Austin Peay Record: 5:03.10 – Sheena Gooding, 2002 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 4:49.30] Athlete (career best) Meet Not yet competed in 2009

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5000-METER RUN NCAA Championship Record: 15:24.06 – Lauren Fleshman (Stanford), 2003 OVC Championship Record: 16:53.0 – Allison Koutough (Eastern Kentucky), 1986 Austin Peay Record: 17:42.84 – Bertha Castillo (2007) [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 16:52.00] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Bertha Castillo OVC Championships 17:54.08 Janelle Avery OVC Championships 19:50.03 Shamai Larsen Alabama Relays 20:38.16 10000-METER RUN NCAA Championship Record: 32:28.57 – Sylvia Mosqueda (UCLA), 1988 OVC Championship Record: 35:54.4 – Dawn Smith (Akron), 1986 Austin Peay Record: 35:27.09 – Bertha Castillo, 2007 [† NCAA Automatic: 33:30 ‡ NCAA Provisional: 35:00] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Bertha Castillo OVC Championships 38:34.94 100-METER HURDLES NCAA Championship Record: 12.70 – Tananjalyn Stanley (LSU), 1989 OVC Championship Record: 13.30 – Jackie Humphrey (Eastern Kentucky), 1986 Austin Peay Record: 13.77 – Roni Hopkins, 2001 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 13.92] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Amanda McCoy Memphis Invitational 14.06 Latoya Monger OVC Championships [prelims] 15.36 Chiamaka Obi FAMU Relays [prelims] 16.78

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1500-METER RUN NCAA Championship Record: 4:06.75 – Tiffany McWilliams (Mississippi State), 2003 OVC Championship Record: 4:28.06 – Mariann Ostbye (Eastern Kentucky), 1983 Austin Peay Record: 4:35.28 – Sheena Gooding, 2001

Mark 4:52.69 4:53.86 5:00.74 5:13.05 5:16.95 5:28.67


2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide 400-METER HURDLES NCAA Championship Record: 54.24 – Shenna Johnson (UCLA), 2003 OVC Championship Record: 58.37 – Tanika Smotherman (Austin Peay), 2002 Austin Peay Record: 58.37 – Tanika Smotherman, 2002 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 1:00.82] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Chiamaka Obi Alabama Relays 1:03.15 400-METER RELAY NCAA Championship Record: 42.50 – Louisiana State, 1989 OVC Championship Record: 45.40 – Southeast Missouri, 2000 Austin Peay Record: 46.94 – Maycock, Lockridge, McDaniels, Hopkins, 2000 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 45.70] Team Meet Mark Candace Cullors, Jasmine Scott, Amanda McCoy, Candace Johnson Governors Invitational 47.76 1,600-METER RELAY NCAA Championship Record: 3:26.46 – South Carolina, 2002 OVC Championship Record: 3:40.57 – Murray State, 1991 Austin Peay Record: 3:41.08 – Smotherman, Maycock, Gooding, Lockridge, 2002 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 3:42.00] Team Meet Mark Chiamaka Obi, Tameeka Southern, Jasmine Scott, Candace Johnson Spring Fling 3:53.90 HIGH JUMP NCAA Championship Record: 1.96m (6-5) – Becky Holliday (UCLA), 1995 OVC Championship Record: 1.82m (5-11¼) – Clarissa Gregory (Eastern Kentucky), 1983 Austin Peay Record: 1.73m (5-8) – Felicia Hill, 2000, Lisa Addison, 2001, Lauren Maul, 2002 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 1.75] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv. Amanda McCoy FAMU Relays 1.61m 5-03.25 Latoya Monger Memphis Invitational 1.57m 5-01.75

DISCUS THROW NCAA Championship Record: 64.26m (210-10) – Seilala Sua (UCLA), 1999 OVC Championship Record: 50.76m (166-6½) – Victoria Gay (Western Ky.), 1981 Austin Peay Record: 43.42m (142-5¼) – Talene Davis, 1997 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 47.30m] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv. Erica Rose Governors Invitational 41.72m 136-10.00 Courtney Jordan Memphis Invitational 36.24m 118-11.00 HAMMER THROW NCAA Championship Record: 69.79m (229-0) – Candice Scott (Florida), 2003 OVC Championship Record: N/A Austin Peay Record: N/A [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 54.15] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv. Not yet competed in 2009 JAVELIN THROW NCAA Championship Record: 63.02m (206-9) – Karin Smith (Cal Poly), 1982 OVC Championship Record: 45.25m (148-5) – Lorri Kokkola (Western Ky.), 2004 Austin Peay Record: 41.27m (135-3.5) – Jennifer Pond [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 43.45m] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv. Amy Josephson OVC Championships 34.91m 114-06.00 Courtney Jordan OVC Championships 28.75m 94-04.00 Erica Rose Governors Invitational 25.28m 82-11.00 Whitney Darden Governors Invitational 23.51m 77-01.00 HEPTATHLON NCAA Championship Record: 6,527 – Diane Guthrie-Gresham (George Mason), 1995 OVC Championship Record: 4,520 – Sandra Beason (Austin Peay), 1982 Austin Peay Record: 5,040 – Lauren Maul, 2002 [† NCAA Qualifying Automatic: 5,500 ‡ NCAA Provisional: 5,050] Athlete Meet Score Not yet competed in 2009

POLE VAULT NCAA Championship Record: 4.41m (14-5½) – Becky Holliday (Oregon State), 2003 OVC Championship Record: 3.75m (12-04) – Carrie Burggraf (Austin Peay), 2009 Austin Peay Record: 3.85m (12-07.50) – Carrie Burggraf, Molly Bartkiewicz 2009 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 3.85m] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv. Carrie Burggraf twice, m.r. Alabama Relays 3.85m 12-07.50 Molly Bartkiewicz Memphis Invitational 3.85m 12-07.50 Briana Lococo Memphis Invitational 3.35m 10-11.75 LONG JUMP NCAA Championship Record: 6.94m (22-9¼) – Sheila Echols (LSU), 1987 OVC Championship Record: 6.26m (20-6½) – Sherrie Bingham (Middle Tenn.), 1988 Austin Peay Record: 6.14m (20-1¾) – Sherlonda Johnson, 2005 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 6.00m] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv. Leeann White WKU Invitational 5.74m 17-05.50 Candace Cullors Spring Fling 4.57m 15-0.00 TRIPLE JUMP NCAA Championship Record: 14.04m (46-0¾) – Sheila Hudson (California), 1990 OVC Championship Record: 13.29m (43-7¼) – Andreja Ribac (Middle Tennessee), 2000 Austin Peay Record: 12.62m (41-5) – Ayesha Maycock, 2000 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 12.32m] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv. Not yet competed in 2009

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SHOT PUT NCAA Championship Record: 18.65m (61-2¼) – Tressa Thompson (Nebraska), 1998 OVC Championship Record: 15.54m (51-0) – Heather Jenkins (Southeast Mo.), 2004 Austin Peay Record: 13.23m (43-5) – Kacy Bowen, 1996 [† NCAA Regional Qualifying Standard: 14.30] Athlete (career best) Meet Mark Conv. Erica Rose Governors Invitational 10.76m 35-03.75

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide 2009 Outdoor Individual Results (by athlete) Janelle Avery 1500-Meter Run FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) WKU Invitational (4/25/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09) 3000-Meter Run Spring Fling (3/21/09) Sea Ray Relays (4/10/09) 800-Meter Run Governors Invitational (4/4/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09) 5000-Meter Run OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 1st 20th 5th 5th 8th Place 3rd 18th Place 6th 13th Place 21st

Mark 5:00.14 4:59.17 4:52.69 4:57.59 4:54.37 Mark 10:26.54 11:02.83 Mark 2:22.12 2:25.01 Mark 19:50.03

Molly Bartkiewicz Pole Vault FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Sea Ray Relays (4/10/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 2nd 2nd 6th 2nd t-11th 2nd 2nd

Mark 3.64m 3.55m 3.60m 3.55m 3.65m †§3.85m 3.49m

Carrie Burggraf Pole Vault FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Sea Ray Relays (4/10/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 1st 1st 3rd 1st t-11th 4th 1st

Mark †§3.85m 3.70m 3.85m 3.70m 3.65m 3.75m 3.75m

Bertha Castillo 3000-Meter Run Spring Fling (3/21/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) 5000-Meter Run Alabama Relays (3/28/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09) 800-Meter Run Governors Invitational (4/4/09) 1500-Meter Run Governors Invitational (4/4/09) 10000-Meter Run OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 5th 3rd Place 5th 3rd Place 9th Place 6th Place 3rd

Mark 10:30.42 10:22.88 Mark 18:14.61 17:54.08 Mark 2:26.23 Mark 4:53.86 Mark 38:34.94

Arianne Clark 800-Meter Dash Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09)

Place 10th 30th 19th 13th

Mark 2:32.87 2:36.78 2:33.67 2:29.10

Candace Cullors 100-Meter Dash FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) 200-Meter Dash Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09)

Place 9th 8th 33rd 6th Place 10th 29th 1st 11th

Mark 12.48 12.69 12.74 12.42 Mark 26.39 26.30 25.69 25.91

OVC Championships (5/2/09) Long Jump FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09)

20th Place 11th 7th

26.03 Mark 4.52m 4.57m

Whitney Darden Javelin Throw FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 5th 13th 11th 12th 14th

Mark 21.01m 21.05m 23.51m 22.59m 21.68m

Kate Gauf 1500-Meter Run Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09) 800-Meter Run Governors Invitational (4/4/09)

Place 22nd 30th 15th 16th Place 20th

Mark 5:22.77 5:15.50 5:18.13 5:13.05 Mark 2:38.60

Tracee Gruskiewicz 800-Meter Run Spring Fling (3/21/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) 1500-Meter Run Spring Fling (3/21/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) WKU Invitational (4/25/09) 3000-Meter Steeplechase Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09)0 OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 14th 16th Place 20th 14th 16th Place 17th 5th 13th

Mark 2:36.17 2:31.79 Mark 5:16.95 5:17.99 5:33.50 Mark 13:38.67 12:50.85 13:36.50

Candace Johnson 100-Meter Dash FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) 200-Meter Dash Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 8th 4th 20th 7th Place t-6th 21st 5th 12th

Mark 12.97 12.46 12.45 12.44 Mark 25.69 25.80 25.42 25.13

Courtney Jordan Discus Throw Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09) Javelin Throw Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 18th 9th 7th 14th Place 5th 8th 10th

Mark 34.05m 33.62m 36.24m 32.54m Mark 28.66m 27.00m 28.75m

Amy Josephson Javelin Throw Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) WKU Invitational (4/25/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 17th 4th 3rd 5th

Mark 29.19m 29.59m 32.18m 34.91m

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide Shamai Larsen 1500-Meter Run FAMU Relays (3/13/09) 3000-Meter Run Spring Fling (3/21/09) 5000-Meter Run Alabama Relays (3/28/09)

Place 7th Place 19th Place 22nd

Mark 5:28.67 Mark 11:06.15 Mark 20:38.16

Briana Lococo Pole Vault FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 4th 3rd 5th 8th t-8th

Mark 3.19m 3.05m 2.95m 3.35m 2.90m

Amanda McCoy 100-Meter Hurdles FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Sea Ray Relays (4/10/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) WKU Invitational (4/25/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09) High Jump FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 2nd 1st t-8th 2nd t-19th 3rd 3rd 4th Place 3rd 5th 1st t-9th

Mark 15.05 14.30 14.42 14.54 14.29 14.06 14.62 14.45 Mark 1.61m 1.54m 1.60m 1.53m

Latoya Monger 100-Meter Hurdles FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09) High Jump FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 10th 5th 26th 9th 10th 12th Place 7th 7th t-16th 6th 4th 12th

Mark 16.21 15.87 15.84 18.97 15.47 15.36 Mark 1.55m 1.44m 1.55m 1.53m 1.57m 1.48m

Melissa Nobbs 3000-Meter Steeplechase FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09) 3000-Meter Run Spring Fling (3/21/09) 800-Meter Run Governors Invitational (4/4/09) 1500-Meter Run Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 2nd 15th 3nd 5th Place 13th Place 11th Place 6th 12th

Mark 12:05.16 12:41.00 11:47.46 ยง11:40.89 Mark 10:53.13 Mark 2:28.29 Mark 5:00.74 5:02.95

Chiamaka Obi 100-Meter Hurdles FAMU Relays (3/13/09) 400-Meter Dash FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09) 400-Meter Hurdles Spring Fling (3/21/09)

Place 11th Place 3rd 1st 1st Place 2nd

Mark 16.78 Mark 58.78 56.51 56.52 Mark 1:04.09

Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Sea Ray Relays (4/10/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

6th 14th 4th 3rd

1:03.15 1:04.22 1:03.74 1:03.61

Erica Rose Discus Throw FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09) Shot Put Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Javelin Throw Governors Invitational (4/4/09)

Place 1st 2nd 7th 3rd 6th 9th Place 8th Place 9th

Mark 38.55m 39.26m 39.98m 41.72m 37.28m 35.44m Mark 10.76m Mark 25.28m

Jasmine Scott 400-Meter Dash FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 4th 15th 6th

Mark 59.17 59.11 58.82

Hannah Scruton 3000-Meter Run Memphis Invitational (4/18/09)

Place 10th

Mark 11:59.66

Tameeka Southern 800-Meter Run Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Sea Ray Relays (4/10/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 5th 16th 5th 43rd 8th 8th

Mark 2:23.55 2:21.39 2:18.26 2:22.23 2:20.10 2:21.86

Leeann White 100-Meter Dash FAMU Relays (3/13/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Long Jump Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) WKU Invitational (4/25/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 14th 41st Place 6th 3rd 6th

Mark 13.15 13.27 Mark 5.32m 5.74m 5.53m

Julie Wood 400-Meter Dash Spring Fling (3/21/09) Alabama Relays (3/28/09) Governors Invitational (4/4/09) Memphis Invitational (4/18/09) OVC Championships (5/2/09)

Place 7th 36th 8th 12th 15th

Mark 61.64 64.19 61.21 62.41 61.64

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2009-10 Austin Peay Track and Field & Cross Country Media Guide

The Ohio Valley Conference Entering its 59th year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. In 2003, the OVC extended its geographical footprint into Alabama for the first time, expanding the league’s membership to a record 11 institutions with the addition of Jacksonville State University and Samford University. The Ohio Valley Conference sponsors the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track for men, and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball for women. In addition, the OVC also sponsors the combined men’s and women’s sport of rifle.

Eastern Illinois

Location ................................................ Charleston, Ill. Enrollment . ....................................................... 12,129 Nickname . .....................................................Panthers Colors .................................................. Blue and Grey Head Track Coach ................................. Mary Wallace Cross Country Coach ...........................Geoff Masanet M ’09 OVC Finish (I/O) ........................................... 1/1 W ’09 OVC Finish (I/O) ........................................... 1/1 Track SID .................................................. Rich Moserl SID Phone/Fax ...........................(217) 581-7480/6434 SID Email...........................................rlmoser@eiu.edu

Morehead State

Location................................................. Morehead, Ky. Enrollment............................................................ 9,390 Nickname........................................................... Eagles Colors................................................... Blue and Gold Head Track Coach............................Tommy Barksdale Cross Country Coach........................Tommy Barksdale M ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)..............................................-/6 W ’09 OVC Finish (I/O).............................................9/Track SID................................................ Nick Feldman SID Phone/Fax............................(606) 783-2500/2550 SID Email....................n.feldman@moreheadstate.edu

Tennessee Martin

Location................................................... Martin, Tenn. Enrollment............................................................ 6,000 Nickname......................................................Skyhawks Colors...........................Royal Blue, Orange and White Head Track Coach................................................... n/a Cross Country Coach..........................Gordon Sanders M ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)...............................................-/W ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)..............................................-/Cross Country SID....................................... Joe Lofaro SID Phone/Fax............................(731) 881-7632/7624 SID Email............................................jlofaro@utm.edu

Eastern Kentucky

Location................................................. Richmond, Ky. Enrollment.......................................................... 15,733 Nickname........................................................ Colonels Colors..............................................Maroon and White Head Track Coach..................................Rick Erdmann Cross Country Coach..............................Rick Erdmann M ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)............................................. 3/4 W ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)............................................ 5/2 Track SID.....................................................Steve Fohl SID Phone/Fax............................(859) 622-1253/1230 SID Email............................................ steve.fohl@eku.

Murray State

Location...................................................... Murray, Ky. Enrollment.......................................................... 10,000 Nickname...........................................................Racers Colors................................................... Gold and Navy Head Track Coach................................Dereck Chavez Cross Country Coach............................Dereck Chavez M ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)...............................................-/W ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)............................................ 3/3 Track SID...........................................Bryce Weymouth SID Phone/Fax............................(270) 809-7051/6814 SID Email...................... bweymouth@murraystate.edu

Tennessee State

Location...............................................Nashville, Tenn. Enrollment............................................................ 9,024 Nickname............................................................ Tigers Colors........................................Royal Blue and White Men’s Track Coach.................................... Kelly Carter Women’s Track Coach..........Chandra Cheeseborough M ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)............................................. 4/4 W ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)............................................ 4/7 Track SID....................................................Zena Lewis SID Phone/Fax............................(615) 963-4922/7692 SID Email................................ kstephens@tnstate.edu

Ohio Valley Conference

Jacksonville State

Location.............................................Jacksonville, Ala. Enrollment............................................................ 9.031 Nickname................................................... Gamecocks Colors................................................... Red and White Head Track Coach........................................Steve Ray Cross Country Coach....................................Steve Ray M ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)...............................................-/W ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)............................................ 7/4 Track SID..................................................Fred Sington SID Phone/Fax............................(256) 782-5377/5958 SID Email............................................................... TBA

Southeast Missouri

Location.......................................Cape Girardeau, Mo. Enrollment............................................................ 9,700 Nickname..................................................... Redhawks Colors................................................... Red and White Head Track Coach............................. Eric Crumpecker Cross Country Coach......................... Eric Crumpecker M ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)............................................. 2/2 W ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)............................................ 2/3 Track SID............................................... Haley Bohnert SID Phone/Fax............................(573) 651-2294/2810 SID Email...............................hdbohnert1s@semo.edu

Tennessee Tech

Location.............................................Cookeville, Tenn. Enrollment............................................................ 9,107 Nickname...............................................Golden Eagles Colors................................................. Gold and Purple Head Track Coach......................................... Tony Cox Cross Country Coach..................................... Tony Cox M ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)...............................................-/W ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)............................................ 8/8 Track SID................................................ Rob Schabert SID Phone/Fax............................(931) 372-3088/6139 SID Email...................................rschabert@tntech.edu

SIU-Edwardsville

AUSTIN PEAY Commissioner.............................. Dr. Jon Steinbrecher Address......................215 Centerview Drive, Suite 115 . ................................................. Brentwood, TN 37027 Media Rel. Phone.................................(615) 371-1698 Media Rel. Fax......................................(615) 371-1788 Assistant Commissioner........................ Kyle Schwartz Track Contact........................................ Heather Brown

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Location.............................................. Edwardsville, Ill. Enrollment............................................................ 6,000 Nickname.........................................................Cougars Colors................................................... Red and White Head Track Coach...............Kareem Jackson (Interim) Cross Country Coach........... Eileen McAllister (Interim) M ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)...............................................-/W ’09 OVC Finish (I/O)..............................................-/Cross Country SID.........................................Eric Hess SID Phone/Fax............................(618) 650-3608/2296 SID Email........................................... ehess@siue.edu


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