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LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY 2012 CROSS COUNTRY


QUICK FACTS GENERAL School.................................................. Lincoln Memorial University Founded................................................................................... 1897 Enrollment............................................................................... 4,550 Nickname........................................ Railsplitters / Lady Railsplitters School Colors................................................................Blue & Gray Affiliation.................................................................NCAA Division II Conference................................................................. South Atlantic President........................................................Dr. B. James Dawson Alma Mater, Year....................................................Evansville, 1967 Athletic Director......................................................... Roger Vannoy Alma Mater, Year.........................................Lincoln Memorial, 1975 Athletic Dept. Phone................................................... 423.869.6285

COACHING STAFF Head Coach..........................................................Jeremy Donahue Alma Mater, Year.........................................Lincoln Memorial, 2007 Office phone............................................................... 423.869.7166 Best time of day to reach coach.......................................... Morning Athletic Trainer........................................................ Donnie Grigsby Assistant Athletic Trainers........................................ Whitney Bailey Celest Weuve TEAM INFORMATION SAC finish.......................................................Men 6th / Women 6th Men’s letterwinners returning/lost.............................................. 3 / 4 Women’s letterwinners returning/lost........................................ 4 / 4

SPORTS INFORMATION Director of Athletic Statistics & Publications......................Bill Porter SID office phone......................................................... 423.869.6376 Mobile phone.............................................................. 865.300.6701 Director of Athletic Communications.............................Scott Erland Office phone............................................................... 423.869.6236 Mobile phone.............................................................. 615.305.1610 SID Fax...................................................................... 423.869.6382 Mailing address........................................................ LMU Box 2028 Tex Turner Arena 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway Harrogate, TN 37752

JEREMY DONAHUE --

Head Coach (5th Season)

Following a stellar collegiate career at Lincoln Memorial University where he was All-Gulf South Conference in 2005 and All-South Atlantic Conference in 2006 and 2007, Sevierville, Tennessee, native Jeremy Donahue took over the reins as head coach of the Railsplitter and Lady Railsplitter cross country teams in 2008. In his final season running for the Railsplitters, Donahue won the Lee Invitational and ran a personal best time of 26:20 for an 8k race which ranks him as one of the top-10 LMU cross country runners of all time. In addition, Donahue was named team Most Valuable Runner and received All-South Atlantic Conference honors that same season. A 2000 graduate of Gatlinburg-Pittman High School and member of a state championship qualifying team in 1999, Donahue’s knowledge of the sport of cross country and of Lincoln Memorial University made him the logical choice when the position opened up in 2008. As head coach his biggest challenge has been locating and recruiting talent for the programs. The success of the two squads will be dictated by how quickly the teams can adapt to the sport at the collegiate level and how well they respond to its faster pace.


SHANE CURTSINGER

BRADLEY MALDONADO

RYAN MECCA

VICTOR MORA

JON SLAVEN

BRANDON WARD

ONTARIO BELTER

BRITTANY COLLINS

Senior Wilmington, Ohio Clinton-Massie H.S.

Freshman Niagara Falls, Ontario St. Michael Catholic H.S.

Freshman Harrogate, Tennessee Cumberland Gap H.S.

Freshman Somerset, Wisconsin Somerset H.S.

WWW.RAILSPLITTERS.COM

Junior Spring Hill, Tennessee Spring Hill H.S.

Senior Jocotenango, Guatemala Decroly Americano

Sophomore Kingsport, Tennessee Dobyns Bennett H.S.

Freshman Pineville, Kentucky Bell County H.S.


JAMIE COLLINS

HALEY DOTY

SARAH JONES

SOFIA LOPEZ MIMENDI

Sophomore Pineville, Kentucky Bell County H.S.

Freshman Hendersonville, N. C. North Henderson H.S.

Freshman White House, Tennessee White House-Heritage H.S.

Redshirt Senior Mexico City, Mexico Tec de Monterrey

2008 SAC All-Freshman Team 2009, 2011 All-SAC First Team

MEGAN MARS

LAURA NEWMAN

AURA PENALOSA

AMBER STOERP

Senior Middlesboro, Kentucky

Junior Bogota, Colombia

Freshman Knoxville, Tennessee Knoxville Ambassadors Home School

Senior Murfreesboro, Tennessee Riverdale H.S. 2011 All-SAC Second Team

WWW.RAILSPLITTERS.COM


2012 MEN’S SEASON PREVIEW In the 2012 season the LMU men look to continue a steady climb up in the conference standings and to rebuild following the loss of key runners. Returning runners Shane Curtsinger and Bradley Maldonado will be the runners LMU will count on for experienced leadership in races. Curtsinger will be pushing to end his career with All-Conference honors. Maldonado, and Brandon Ward will also be pushing be the first Blue and Gray harrier to cross the finish line each meet. Victor Mora joins the team for one season after spending the past few seasons on the tennis team and, along with freshmen Jon Slaven and Ryan Mecca, will bring added depth to the squad.

2011 Men’s Results Asbury-Jessamine College Invitational Wilmore, Ky.

Centre College Invitational Danville, Ky.

Carson-Newman XC Challenge Jefferson City, Tenn.

Greater Louisville Classic Louisville, Ky. (Silver Race)

Wilmington Classic Wilmington, Ohio

SAC Championship Morristown, Tenn.

NCAA Southeast Regional Charlotte, N.C.

5K

8K

8K

8K

8K

8K

10K

Team Finish # of Runners

NTR 45

3rd 55

3rd 70

17th 269

19th 298

6th 84

18th 169

Isaac Cummins

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31:18.63 / 38th / 5th

30:04.18 / 192th / 5th

30:09.93 / 226th / 5th

30:27.6 / 56th / 4th

37:15.3 / 140th / 5th

Shane Curtsinger

19:54.38 / 23rd / 3rd

29:43.97 / 22nd / 2nd

29:22.06 / 25th / 2nd

28:39.83 / 137th / 4th

29:31.88 / 200th / 4th

31:08.7 / 65th / 5th

36:47.5 / 132nd / 4th

Derrick Lindsay

15:52.36 / 3rd / 1st

27:52.65 / 4th / 1st

27:25.46 / 8th / 1st

26:54.88 / 34th / 1st

26:22.78 / 34th / 1st

27:05.3 / 6th / 1st

33:32.2 / 51st / 1st

Bradley Maldonado

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30:46.36 / 30th / 4th

30:05.49 / 32nd / 4th

28:21.07 / 120th / 3rd

28:07.84 / 125th / 2nd

28:38.8 / 34th / 2nd

34:11.0 / 76th / 2nd

Aaron Morris

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34:45.00 / 52nd / 5th

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32:55.90 / 271st / 6th

34:13.8 / 77th / 6th

40:22.0 / 165th / 6th

Brandon Ward

18:58.08 / 14th / 2nd

29:59.82 / 25th / 3rd

29:44.67 / 29th / 3rd

28:07.47 / 105th / 2nd

28:39.54 / 156th / 3rd

29:27.7 / 44th / 3rd

35:13.9 / 105th / 3rd

Meet

Distance

Key= time/overall finish/team finish

NTR=No team result


2012 WOMEN’S SEASON PREVIEW The Lady Railsplitter cross country team looks to build on last year’s success and make a move in 2012 to become one of the top programs in the South Atlantic Conference. Seniors Sofia Lopez Mimendi and Amber Stoerp both return to lead the Lady Railsplitters. Lopez Mimendi bounced back from an injury in 2010 to finish fifth in the SAC Championship last season and garner First Team All-SAC honors. She looks to end her career as the SAC overall champion, a feat she narrowly missed in 2009. Stoerp hopes to build on her All-SAC Second Team performance last season and move up to the elite first team. Aura Penalosa once again takes time out from tennis to run with the cross country team and looks to keep up the consistency she showed last season. Jamie Collins also returns and will look to step her performance up a notch in her sophomore campaign. Joining the team and bringing needed depth are Ontario Belter, Brittany Collins, Hayley Doty, Sarah Jones, Megan Mars and Laura Newman.

2011 Women’s Results Asbury-Jessamine College Invitational Wilmore, Ky.

Centre College Invitational Danville, Ky.

Carson-Newman XC Challenge Jefferson City, Tenn.

Greater Louisville Classic Louisville, Ky. (Silver Race)

Wilmington Classic Wilmington, Ohio

SAC Championship Morristown, Tenn.

NCAA Southeast Regional Charlotte, N.C.

Distance

5K

5K

5K

5K

5K

5K

6K

Team Finish # of Runners

3rd 53

2nd 50

3rd 66

17th 261

16th 241

6th 80

19th 189

Meet

Kristi Blaisdell

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28:54.78 / 65th / 6th

27:10.04 / 251st / 7th

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26:34.2 / 76th / 7th

30:42.4 / 183rd / 7th

Caroline Chadwell

28:15.45 / 40th / 6th

25:09.76 / 39th / 6th

24:43.92 / 43rd / 5th

23:40.26 / 214th / 6th

23:37.75 / 185th / 5th

24:32.9 / 65th / 6th

30:15.8 / 179th / 6th

Jamie Collins

26:34.46 / 28th / 5th

23:32.93 / 27th / 4th

23:26.85 / 28th / 4th

22:53.09 / 182nd / 5th

22:09.00 / 138th / 4th

22:46.7 / 46th / 5th

26:46.2 / 150th / 4th

Sofia Lopez Mimendi

21:49.25 / 3rd / 1st

20:04.21 / 5th / 1st

20:42.21 / 10th / 1st

19:41.34 / 15th / 1st

19:28.06 / 20th / 1st

19:59.09 / 5th / 1st

22:59.4 / 17th / 1st

Aura Penalosa

25:23.26 / 18th / 4th

23:39.59 / 28th / 5th

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22:41.98 / 167th / 4th

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22:33.3 / 44th / 4th

27:06.2 / 153rd / 5th

Fiona Reinecke

24:18.27 / 15th / 3rd

22:25.49 / 18th / 3rd

22:12.26 / 21st / 3rd

21:14.24 / 89th / 3rd

21:32.63 / 105th / 3rd

21:38.5 / 26th / 3rd

25:31.9 / 115th / 3rd

Amber Stoerp

23:04.99 / 8th / 2nd

20:59.25 / 10th / 2nd

21:19.11 / 13th / 2nd

20:29.64 / 48th / 2nd

20:22.49 / 57th / 2rd

20:47.0 / 13th / 2nd

24:35.6 / 84th / 2nd

Key= time/overall finish/team finish

NTR=No team result


LMU CROSS COUNTRY ALL-TIME RECORDS / HONORS (Based on available information)

MEN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

TOP TEN RUNNERS Ronnie Gross Chris Morrell James Rock Mark Paulson Jake O’Dell Ted Johnson Jeremy Donahue Derrick Lindsay Chad Barrett Steve Kyle

WOMEN 1. Cybil O’Nan 2. Fonda Arrington 3. Elissa Cooper 4. Cherie Kern 5. Sofia Lopez Mimendi 6. Jody Lowe 7. Jennifer Galati 8. Fonda Arrington 9. Kyle Ford 10. Holly Sacksteder

25:17 25:24 25:34 26:10 26:11 26:20.08 26:20.82 26:23 26:24 26:29

18:34 19:10 19:12 19:18 19:28 19:32 19:42 19:45 19:58 19:59

HONOR ROLL MEN ALL GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE Chad Barrett Court Lilly Jake O’Dell Jeremy Smith Brandon Gibbs Jeremy Donahue

1993 1995, 1996, 1997 & 1998 First Team 1996, 1998 First Team 1997 & 1998 First Team 1999 & 2000 Second Team 2005 Second Team

ALL SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE Ted Johnson Jeremy Donahue Mark Paulson Derrick Lindsay

2006 & 2007 First Team 2006 & 2007 Second Team 2006 & 2007 Second Team 2011 First Team 2008, 2010 Second Team 2008 All-Freshman Team

WOMEN ALL GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE Cybil O’Nan Jennifer Galati Lisa Browning Elissa Cooper Cherie Kern

1993 1994 1998 Second Team 2002 Second Team 2005 Second Team

ALL SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE Cherie Kern Helena Sokolova Jennifer Ely Sofia Lopez Mimendi Fiona Reinecke Ashley Robbins Amber Stoerp

2006 First Team 2006 Second Team 2006 All-Freshman Team 2008 All-Freshman 2009, 2011 First Team 2009, 2010 Second Team 2009 All-Freshman Team 2011 Second Team

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS / NCAA TOURNAMENT MEN GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Individual

WOMEN GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Team Individual 1992 Cybil O’Nan 1992, 1993

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES Individual

NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES Team Individual

Jake O’Dell

1996

Jake O’Dell

1996

ALL-TIME COACHES MEN Rick Million John Angel Ronnie Gross Phil Blevins Chris Calfee Bob Lockhart Brandon Gibbs Jeremy Donahue

1981-1982 1983-1984 1985-1988 1989-1991, 1993-1997 1992 1998-2002 2003-2007 2008-present

2006 (24th)

Cybil O’Nan

1992, 1993

ALL-TIME COACHES WOMEN Ronnie Gross Phil Blevins* Bob Lockhart Brandon Gibbs Jeremy Donahue

1987-1988 1989-1997 1998-2002 2003-2007 2008-present

*1992 GSC Coach of the Year


2012 LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE DATE MEET LOCATION Aug. 31 Eye Opener Invitational Spartanburg, SC Sept. 8 Centre Invitational Danville, KY Sept. 15 Carson-Newman XC Challenge Morristown, TN Sept. 29 Greater Louisville Classic Louisville, KY Oct. 12 Wilmington Invitational Wilmington, OH Oct. 20 South Atlantic Conference Championship Greeneville, TN Nov. 3 NCAA Southeast Regional Charlotte, NC Nov. 17 NCAA Championships Joplin, MO


2012 Lincoln Memorial University Cross Country Guide  

2012 Lincoln Memorial University Cross Country Guide

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