TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents 2. Table of Contents 3. Quick Facts 4. Schedule 5. Roster 6. Roster Breakdown 7. 2010-11 Review 8. 2011-12 Preview 9. Coaching Staff 10-11. Player Bioâ€™s 12. Indoor Opponents 13. Outdoor Opponents 14. Indoor Record Book 15. Outdoor Record Book 16-17. Huntington, W.Va. 18-19. Marshall University 20. Facilities 21. Conference USA
Marshall University Quick Facts General Information
Head Coach Jeff Small
School................................ Marshall University Founded....................................................... 1837 Location............................... Huntington, W.Va. Enrollment............................................... 13,841 Nickname ............................. Thundering Herd Mascot................................. Marco, The Buffalo Colors..................................... Green and White Conference ............................ Conference USA Affiliation.............................. NCAA Division I President............................ Dr. Stephen J. Kopp Director of Athletics................. Mike Hamrick
Asst. Coach Willie Johnson
Associate Athletic Directors
Head Coach..........................................Jeff Small Alma Mater......Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (‘81) Assistant Coach..........................Willie Johnson Alma Mater............................Florida State (‘05) Volunteer Coach.........Lacee Carmon-Johnson Alma Mater................................Rice University Graduate Assistant.....................Bryan Howard Alma Mater.....................................Florida State
Asst. AD/Media Relations........Jason Corriher Office.............................(304)-696-4660 Email................email@example.com Track and Field Contact..................David Pifer Office.............................(304)-696-5276 Fax.................................(304)-696-2325 Email.............firstname.lastname@example.org Mailing Address...............Marshall Sports Info P.O. Box 1360 Huntington, WV 25715
Chief of Staff..................................Jeff O’Malley SWA..............................Beatrice Crane Banford Finance............................................David Steele Compliance .................................Derek Gwinn Operations and Events...........Scott Morehouse External Affairs..........................Aaron Goebbel Volunteer Coach Lacee Carmon-Johnson
Graduate Assistant Bryan Howard
2011-2012 Track and Field Schedule Indoor Schedule 12/2-3: Oiler Invitational - Findlay, Ohio
1/13-14: Kentucky Invitational - Lexington, Ky. 1/20-21: Gladstein Invitational - Bloomington, Ind. 1/27-28: SPIRE DI-DIII Collegiate Open - Geneva, Ohio 2/3-4: New Balance Invitational - New York, N.Y. 2/10-11: Akron Invitational - Akron, Ohio 2/17: Ohio State Tune-Up - Columbus, Ohio 2/25-26: C-USA Indoor Championships - Birmingham, Ala. 3/5: Virginia Tech Last Chance - Blacksburg, Va. 3/9-10: NCAA Indoor Championships - Boise, Idaho Outdoor Schedule 3/16: Bulls Invitational - Tampa, Fla. 3/23-24: UCF Invitational - Orlando, Fla. 3/27-30: Texas Relays - Austin, Texas 4/7: Ohio Womenâ€™s Team Challenge - Athens, Ohio 4/14: Hilltopper Relays - Bowling Green, Ky. 4/20-21: Polytan Invitational - Bloomington, Ind. 4/26-28: Pennsylvania Relays - Philadelphia, Pa. 5/5: Ohio Invite - Athens, Ohio 5/11-14: C-USA Outdoor Championships - New Orleans, La. 5/26-28: NCAA First Round - Jacksonville, Fla. 6/9: NCAA Outdoor Championships - Des Moines, Iowa
2011-2012 Track and Field Roster
Returners/Lost: 21/16 Newcomers: 10
Jumps Distance Distance Throws Distance Jumps Sprints/Jumps Distance Mid-Distance Sprints Sprints Mid-Distance Distance Distance Multi Throws Multi Throws Throws Sprints Mid-Distance Distance Sprints Sprints/Jumps Multi Multi Sprints Hurdles Hurdles/Jumps Sprints Distance Throws
JR JR SO SR FR JR JR SR SO SR SO SO FR FR FR JR JR SO SO FR SR SO FR FR JR SR FR JR SR SR FR JR
Dallas, Texas (South Oak Cliff) Montgomery, W.Va. (Riverside) Washington Court House, Ohio (Miami Trace) Portsmouth, Ohio (Portsmouth) Lester, W.Va. (Independence) Richmond, Va. (J.R. Tucker) Prince Georges, Va. (Prince Georges) Wheeling, W.Va. (Wheeling Central) Stow, Ohio (St. Vincent & Mary) Newberry, S.C. (Newberry) Parkersburgh, W.Va. (Parkersburg) Inwood, W.Va. (Musselman) Mount Vernon, Ohio (Mount Vernon) Mount Vernon, Ohio (Mount Vernon) St. Louis, Missouri (Lutheran South) Bentleyville, Pa. Silver Springs, Md. (Paint Branch) Huntington, W.Va. Fleetwood, Pa. (Fleetwood) Dallas, Texas (Skyline) Colliers, W.Va. (Brooke) Huntington, W.Va. (Huntington) Berryville, Va. (Clarke County) Lortan, Va. (South County) Richmond, Va. (Henrico) Tipp City, Ohio (Tippecanoe) Columbus, Ohio (Franklin Heights) Edgerton, Ohio (Edgerton) Catlett, Va. (Liberty) Hurricane, W.Va. (Hurricane) Martinsburg, W.Va. (Martinsburg Senior) Galloway, Ohio (Westland)
Crystal Walker Leslie Thomas Sammantha Stroker Brittany Stanley Kristen Roles Jasia Richardson Amber Pierson Kelley Mortakis Molly Miloscia Delkira Maybin Hadassah Lynch Whitney Lewis Zoe Leonard Celia Leonard Taylor Kirchwehm Amanda Kennedy Vanessa Jules Courtney Hughes Amanda Hottenstein Kearra Haynes Paige Govey Julia Galloway An'Drea Gaither Loren Dyer Elaine Derricott Lauren DeHays Alanna Dawkins Alecia Daniels Rachel Coaxum Brittany Carey Lauren Bartoldson Elizabeth Barnhart
Roster Breakdown by State West Virginia (10) L. Thomas, K. Roles, K. Mortakis, H. Lynch, W. Lewis, C. Hughes, P. Govey, J. Galloway, B. Carey, L. Bartoldson Ohio (9) S. Stroker, B. Stanley, M. Miloscia, Z. Leonard, C. Leonard, L. DeHays, A. Dawkins, A. Daniels, E. Barnhart
Virginia (6) J. Richardson, A. Pierson, A. Gaither, L. Dyer, E. Derricott, R. Coaxum Texas (2) C. Walker, K. Haynes Pennsylvania (2) A. Kennedy, A. Hottenstein South Carolina (1) D. Maybin Missouri (1) T. Kirchwehm Maryland (1) V. Jules
Roster Breakdown by Class Seniors (7) B. Stanley, K. Mortakis, D. Maybin, P. Govey, L. DeHays, R. Coaxum, B. Carey Juniors (9) C. Walker, L. Thomas, J. Richardson, A. Pierson, A. Kennedy, V. Jules, E. Derricott, A. Daniels, E. Barnhart Sophomores (7) S. Stoker, M. Miloscia, H. Lynch, W. Lewis, C. Hughes, A. Hottenstein, J. Galloway Freshmen (9) K. Roles, Z. Leonard, C. Leonard, T. Kirchwehm, K. Haynes, A. Gaither, L. Dyer, A. Dawkins, L. Bartoldson
2010-2011 Season Review
2010-11 C-USA Indoor Finish: 12/12 (26.5 pts.) 2010-11 C-USA Outdoor Finish: 12/12 (21 pts.) All-Conference USA Members: 3 Jasia Richardson (Indoor - Triple Jump) Vanessa Jules (Indoor - High Jump) Elaine Derricott (Indoor - Pentathlon; Outdoor - Heptathlon) 2010-11 Indoor Records Set: 3 2010-11 Outdoor Records Set: 6
2010-11 Season Review
The 2010-2011 season saw Marshall University ‘s track and field team rise to prominence on both the Conference USA and national levels. As a strong group of athletes eager to compete, the members of the Thundering Herd track and field team set out last season with something to prove, and by season’s end, had done little to disappoint. For the athletes participating in the sprinting events, it was a year of personal achievement. Three school records were set by the sprints athletes, including the 300m time of 41.50 set by Vanessa Jules, and the 4x100 and 4x400 relay times of 46.60 and 3:45.50 set by Jules, Brittany Carey, Delkira Maybin, Moriah Njoku, Amber Pierson, and Hadassah Lynch. The visible, common denominator to all three of these sprints records is Vanessa Jules, who further went on to cap-off a very successful sophomore season by setting school high-jump records of 5’9.25’’ and 5’8.75’’ in the indoor and outdoor seasons respectively. Jules also took 3rd place at the C-USA Indoor Championships, and earned a spot on the All-Conference team. Fellow compatriot Jasia Richardson was also very successful in the jumping events, claiming 3rd place in the triple jump at the C-USA Indoor Championships, and 7th place in the Outdoor Championships. For her efforts, Richardson was also a recipient of All-Conference accolades. Perhaps the most high-profile track and field storyline of 2010-2011, though, was seen in the performances of sophomore Elaine Derricott. Derricott had arrived as a transfer from Radford prior to the season, but wasted little time in getting settled at Marshall. The Richmond, Virginia, native set two school records with 3710 points in the indoor pentathlon and 5139 points in the outdoor heptathlon. Furthermore, Derricott became Marshall’s first-ever Conference USA Champion with a 1st place finish in the outdoor heptathlon. For her efforts, she earned a spot on the C-USA All-Conference team, while teammate Lauren Dehays also gained respect with an 8th place finish in the outdoor heptathlon. In the throwing events, two Amandas – Hottenstein and Kennedy – paired with Elizabeth Barnhart to finish as scorers at the conference tournaments. At the C-USA Indoor Championships, Hottenstein placed 6th in the shot put, while Kennedy and Barnhart respectively finished 7th in the javelin and 6th in the discus at the Outdoor Championships. And last but not least there were the distance runners, who rounded off a strong showing by Marshall’s athletes in all track and field areas by setting two school records in the outdoor 3k steeplechase and distance medley relay. Allison Cox also made a name for herself by becoming a C-USA finalist in the 1500m at the Outdoor Championships, and Kathleen Clark was a C-USA All-Academic selection. All told, the 2010-2011 season was a successful one for the members of the Herd both individually and as a team. As the records were broken, higher standards were set, and the members of the Marshall track and field team can now look forward to the 2011-2012 season with a feeling of confidence.
2011-2012 Season Preview
2011-12 Season Preview
Head Coach Jeff Small enters his 16th season in charge of the Thundering Herd squad, and will once again team up with Assistant Coach Willie Johnson to prepare the team for action this year. With three returning All-Conference performers and a host of school record holders still on the roster, the 2011-12 season looks to be a promising one for the Marshall University track and field team. The returning All-Conference trio of Elaine Derricott, Jasia Richardson, and Vanessa Jules headlines a group of athletes that is just beginning to make a name for itself on the Conference USA scene. Derricott was champion in the outdoor heptathlon and All-Conference USA in the indoor pentathlon, while Jules and Richardson were All-Conference USA in the indoor high jump and triple jump, respectively. Amanda Kennedy and Elizabeth Barnhart also return to add further talent to a strong Herd squad, as they look to set new marks in the throwing events for Marshall this season. In other events, senior sprinters Brittany Carey and Delkira Maybin will be looking to end their collegiate careers on a high note, as they lead Marshallâ€™s record-setting 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams back onto the track this year. As for the newcomers, Stephen F. Austin State transfer Crystal Walker will hope to give the Herd yet another top-athlete out on the track, as the junior from Dallas, Texas, looks to bring an added boost to the jumping events.
Coaching Staff Head Coach Jeff Small
Marshall University (1995-2011)
- Seasons at Marshall: 16 - Alma Mater: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - Birthdate: April 10, 1958 - Hometown: Harvey, Ill.
2-Time Southern Conference Coach of the Year 2 - All-Americans 9 - NCAA Regional Qualifiers 17 - Individual Conference Champions
Assistant Coach Willie Johnson Volunteer Coach Lacee Carmon-Johnson
Graduate Assistant Bryan Howard
- Seasons at Marshall: 2 - Alma Mater: Florida State Marshall University (2009-11) 77 - Personal Bests 19 - C-USA Scorers 7 - School Records 4 - All Conference Accolades 1 - Conference USA Champion 1 - National Qualifier
Meet the Herd...
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Elizabeth Barnhart - JR Galloway, Ohio Throws
Lauren Bartoldson - FR Martinsburg, W.Va. Distance
Brittany Carey - SR Hurricane, W.Va. Sprints
Rachel Coaxum - SR Catlett, Va. Hurdles/Jumps
Alecia Daniels - JR Edgerton, Ohio Hurdles
Alanna Dawkins - FR Columbus, Ohio Sprints
Lauren DeHays - SR Tipp City, Ohio Multi
Elaine Derricott - JR Richmond, Va. Multi
Loren Dyer - FR Lortan, Va. Sprints/Jumps
Anâ€™Drea Gaither - FR Berryville, Va. Sprints
Julia Galloway - SO Huntington, W.Va. Distance
Paige Govey - SR Colliers - W.Va. Mid-Distance
Kearra Haynes - FR Dallas, Texas Sprints
Amanda Hottenstein - SO Fleetwood, Pa. Throws
Courtney Hughes - SO Huntington, W.Va. Throws
Vanessa Jules - JR Silver Springs, Md. Multi
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Taylor Kirchwehm - FR St. Louis, Mo. Multi
Celia Leonard - FR Mount Vernon, Ohio Distance
Zoe Leonard - FR Mount Vernon, Ohio Distance
Whitney Lewis - SO Inwood, W.Va. Mid-Distance
Hadassah Lynch - SO Parkersburg, W.Va. Sprints
Delkira Maybin - SR Newberry, S.C. Sprints
Molly Miloscia - SO Stow, Ohio Mid-Distance
Kelley Mortakis - SR Wheeling, W.Va. Distance
Amber Pierson - JR Prince Georges, Va. Sprints/Jumps
Jasia Richardson - JR Richmond, Va. Jumps
Kristen Roles - FR Lester, W.Va. Distance
Brittany Stanley - SR Portsmouth, Ohio Throws
Sammantha Stroker - SO Wash. Ct. House, Ohio Distance
Leslie Thomas - JR Montgomery, W.Va. Distance
Crystal Walker - JR Dallas, Texas Jumps
Amanda Kennedy - JR Bentleyville, Pa. Throws
Indoor Opponents and Meets
Kentucky Invitational - Kentucky January 13-14, 2012 Nutter Field House Lexington, Ky.
Gladstein Invitational - Indiana January 20-21, 2012 Gladstein Field House Bloomington, Ind.
SPIRE Midwest Indoor Open January 27-28, 2012 SPIRE Indoor Track Geneva, Ohio
New Balance Invitational February 3-4, 2012 The Armory Track and Field Center New York, N.Y.
Akron Invitational - Akron February 10-11, 2012 Stile Field House Akron, Ohio
Ohio State Tune-Up - OSU February 17, 2012 French Field House Columbus, Ohio
C-USA Championships - UAB February 25-26, 2012 Birmingham CrossPlex Birmingham, Ala.
Virginia Tech Last Chance - VT March 5, 2012 Rector Field House Blacksburg, Va.
Oiler Opener - Findlay University December 2-3, 2011 Malcolm Athletic Center Findlay, Ohio
Outdoor Opponents and Meets
Bulls Invitational - USF March 16, 2012 USF Track and Field Stadium Tampa, Fla.
Penn Relays April 26-28, 2012 Franklin Field Philadelphia, Pa.
Texas Relays - Texas March 27-30, 2012 Mike A. Myers Stadium Austin, Texas
Hilltopper Relays - Western Ky. April 14, 2012 Charles M. Ruter Track Complex Bowling Green, Ky.
Polytan Invitational April 20-21, 2012 Robert C. Haugh Track Complex Bloomington, Ind.
Ohio Invite - Ohio May 5, 2012 Goldsberry Track Athens, Ohio
C-USA Championships - Tulane May 11-14, 2012 Tad Gormley Stadium New Orleans, La.
Ohio Womenâ€™s Team Challenge April 7, 2012 Goldsberry Track Athens, Ohio
UCF Invitational - UCF March 23-24, 2012 UCF Soccer and Track Complex Orlando, Fla.
EVENT ATHLETE TIME/DISTANCE YEAR 55m Erica West 7.21 1989 60m Delkira Maybin 7.62 2009 60mH Tara Lee 8.58 1999 200mH Leona Benjamin 28.54 1998 200m Delkira Maybin 24.97 2009 300m Vanessa Jules 41.50 2010 400m Yvonne Ferguson 56.02 2004 500m Zedmalia Wolfe 1:18.48 2004 600m Rolanda Bruce 1:37.74 2010 800m Stephanie Eastman 2:15.01 2003 1000m Stephanie Eastman 2:57.98 2003 1-Mile Marian Brooks 5:07.03 2007 3000m Marian Brooks 10:08.25 2007 5000m Marian Brooks 17:31.01 2007 4x400m Rolanda Bruce, Angelica Harris 3:53.32 2007 Tarrin Scott, Breanna Jones 4x800m Sarah Crandall, Amy Carpenter 9:33.13 1992 Michelle Strager, Christa Gibson Distance Medley Relay Kari Velasco, Michelle John, 12:19.79 1999 Megan Rawlings, Becky Pouch Shot Put Rachel Blankenship 47-07.25 2008 Weight Throw Erin Compton 59-01.25 2003 High Jump Vanessa Jules 5-9 1/4 2010 Long Jump Erica West 19-06.25 1990 Triple Jump Andrea Jackson 42-02 2010 Pole Vault Tara Lee 10-6 1999 Pentathalon Elaine Derricott 3710 pts 2011 *BOLD indicates current student-athletes
Outdoor Records EVENT ATHLETE TIME/DISTANCE YEAR
* BOLD indicates current student-athletes
100m Carmisa Morris 11.90 2006 200m Zedmalia Wolfe 24.43 2004 400m Zedmalia Wolfe 55.46 2004 800m Stephanie Eastman 2:12.39 2003 1500m Varinka Barbini 4:37.99 2004 3000m Marian Brooks 10:01.01 2007 5000m Marian Brooks 17:18.57 2007 10000m Katrina Maynard 37:15.64 1990 Steeplechase Heather Saffel 11:13.48 2011 100mH Breanna Jones 13.97 2008 400mH Leona Benjamin 1:00.59 1998 4x100m Brittany Carey, Vanessa Jules 46.60 2011 Delkira Maybin, Moriah Njoku 4x200m Reshundra Smiley, Xavier Richards, 1:40.47 2006 Katina Morris, Carmisa Morris 4x400m Brittany Carey, Vanessa Jules, 3:45.50 2011 Amber Pierson, Hadassah Lynch Sprint Medley Relay Adrienne Hundemer, Tara Lee, 4:13.44 1998 Leona Benjamin, Kari Velasco Distance Medley Relay Kathleen Clark, Alesia Hairston, 12:35.1 2011 Heather Saffel, Allison Cox Shuttle Hurdle Relay Leona Benjamin, Cindy Dawson, Tara Lee,Adrienne Hundemer 58.48 1998 Shot Put Rachel Blankenship 48-9.50 2008 Discus Erin Compton 171-00.00 2003 Hammer Erin Compton 181-11.00 2003 Javelin Amanda Kennedy 142-5 2010 High Jump Vanessa Jules 5-8.75 2010 Long Jump Sikeetha Shepard-Hall 20-5.25 2006 Triple Jump Andrea Jackson 41-11.25 2010 Pole Vault Tara Lee 10-02.00 1999 Heptathlon Elaine Derricott 5139 pts 2011
Marshall University Track and Field Facilities
After marking its 16-year milestone during the 2010-11 season, Conference USA is still going strong. From the beginning, dedication to excellence has been the league's guiding principle and remains today a common thread for a promising future. C-USA is home to 12 nationally prominent, tradition-rich members in East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP. This combination enhances men's and women's programs that are immersed in athletic success and academic prowess. Together, we are committed to excellence, integrity and leadership in athletics, academics and in our communities. All C-USA institutions sponsor Division I-A football, along with several other men's and women's athletic programs, many of which compete regularly for NCAA Championships. C-USA sponsors competition in 20 sports - nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field) and 11 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball).
35 volleyball teams, 55 men's and women's soccer teams and 25 softball teams have earned NCAA Tournament bids. C-USA has sent three men's soccer teams to the NCAA College Cup, five softball teams to the Women's College World Series and three volleyball teams to the Sweet 16. The league has also had six national champions in NCAA track and field competition, one national champion in diving and numerous NCAA individual and team competitors in cross country, golf, swimming, tennis and track and field. Overall, Conference USA teams and individuals have made more than 600 NCAA appearances. SUCCESS OFF THE FIELD C-USA institutions are among the nation's best in academic performance among student-athletes, bolstered by the fact that student-athletes at league schools have a higher graduation rate than the general student population. Among C-USA's 5,000 student-athletes, there are champions off the playing field as well. In 15 years, 153 student-athletes earned national ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, while 541 were named All-District. In addition, more than 20,000 student-athletes have been named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll or received the Commissioner's Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA IN THE COMMUNITY The conference's footprint is concentrated with 12 members in nine states and a combined area population of nearly 17 million. More than 1.1 million living alumni represent C-USA schools across the nation. With a renewed commitment to community involvement, the conference has begun development of several initiatives to maintain strong ties in C-USA cities, as well as with fans and alumni across the country. C-USA schools also place a priority on giving back to their communities through volunteer service with local and national organizations. GOVERNANCE Along with the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC, Conference USA is one of the seven conferences having significant representation in the NCAA governance structure. The Presidents of the member institutions serve as the league's Board of Directors. A PROUD HISTORY; A PROMISING FUTURE Conference USA was formed in 1995 and quickly emerged as one of the nation's top conferences. The conference unveiled its name, logo and commissioner on April 24, 1995 in Chicago. The league's charter members included Charlotte, Cincinnati, DePaul, Houston, Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Saint Louis, Southern Miss, Tulane, UAB and USF.
After celebrating its 10th Anniversary during the 2004-05 season, C-USA began a new chapter in 2005-06 when its current membership came together to form the new look of the league. Since its formation, C-USA has established a strong foundation, an identity and a history that reflects the league's national presence. Fifteen years of remarkable history has reinforced the league's position in collegiate athletics, setting the course for the next decade and beyond.
The league sponsors numerous academic awards, including the Commissioner's Honor Roll and the Commissioner's Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA annually awards 12 postgraduate scholarships, along with the Sport Academic Award, Scholar Athletes of the Year and the Institutional Academic Excellence Award. Conference USA also added a Spirit of Service Award, recognizing student-athletes three times a year for a combination of significant community service efforts, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.