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Northwestern State Track and Field

Work, and Good Things Can Happen for You at NSU All the world's a stage, wrote Shakespeare ... and that stage is within the grasp of NSU track and field athletes. LaMark Carter and Kenta Bell are the latest Northwestern products to emerge as international competitors. Javelin throwers Latrell Frederick, Cody Fillinich and Samantha Ford along with hurdler J.D. Henry join Carter and Bell on the list of contenders for Team USA at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Cody Fillinich • 2005 USA Juniors Runner-up • Javelin Kenta Bell • 2004 & 2008 Olympic Games, Team USA • Triple Jump LaMark Carter • 2000 Olympic Games, Team USA • Triple Jump Latrell Frederick • 1999 USA Juniors Champion • Javelin Brian Brown • 1990 NCAA Champion, 1989 USA Champion • High Jump Robert Etheridge • 2000 USA Juniors Champion • Long Jump

A Simple Formula for Success, in Sport, in Life It's all about respect. Respect for the sport. Respect for the student-athlete. Respect for the university they represent, and the community in which they live. It's a very big picture approach to track and field at Northwestern State. The NSU track and field coaching staff is anchored by one of the icons of collegiate track, Demon head coach Leon Johnson, a man legendary among his peers and beloved by his colleagues and athletes. It's a family atmosphere, with everybody getting equal billing and pulling equal weight. The coaching team compiles of some of the brightest young coaches anywhere to provide NSU's athletes with the finest technical knowledge presented in a nurturing, positive teaching environment. It's about respect, after all. And continually striving to be better than you were yesterday, as an athlete, as a student, as a person.

Conference Championships in the Leon Johnson Era 2002 Southland Conference Outdoors 2001 Southland Conference Indoors 1999 Southland Conference Outdoors 1998 Southland Conference Indoors 1994 Southland Conference Indoors 1993 Southland Conference Outdoors 1993 Southland Conference Indoors 1987 Gulf Star Outdoors 1985 Gulf Star Outdoors

2007 Also marked the return of

the Walter P. Ledet Track Complex. Having

undergone an extensive restructuring, the complex, which hasn’t been used for competition in nearly six years, hosted two collegiate meets last season. nsudemons.com • 2009 Northwestern State Demon Track and Field Media Guide

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Quick Facts • Table of Contents

NSU Track Tradition Quick Facts • Contents 2009 Season Outlook Head Coach Leon Johnson Mike Heimerman Assistant Coaches 2009 Demon roster 2009 Demon profiles

Quick Facts

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Walter P. Ledet Track Complex 2009 Lady Demon roster 2009 Lady Demon profiles This is Northwestern State Natchitoches President Randall J. Webb Jerry Pierce, Vice President Greg Burke, Director of Athletics

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Athletic Administration Academic Services Kenta Bell, Team USA Individual Conference Champions NCAA Division I All-Americans National Qualifiers Records Ledet Complex Records

University

Name: . . . . . . . . . . . Northwestern State University Call Us: . Northwestern (La.) State, Northwestern State,

NSU, Northwestern, or even, if you must, Northwestern Louisiana

Founded: . . . . 1884, as Louisiana Normal School

Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natchitoches, LA

President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Randall J. Webb Vice President, External Affairs: . . . Jerry Pierce

Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,111 (Fall 2008) Affiliation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I Conference: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southland

Director of Athletics: . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Burke Associate AD/Internal Affairs: . . . . . Donnie Cox

Associate AD/Development: Dr. William Broussard Asst. AD/Compliance: . . . . . . . . . Dustin Eubanks

Asst. AD/Marketing & Promotions: Ryan Holloway Asst. Marketing & Promotions: . . . . Brian Seiler SWA/Academic Adivsor: . . . . . . . Jodie Heinicka Assistant Academic Advisor: . . . Becca Schulze

Facility Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Pasch

Event Manager: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Castle Faculty Athletic Representative: . . . Jody Biscoe

Track & Field Staff

Head Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leon Johnson

Track Contact: Doug Ireland Office Phone: 318-357-6467 Cell Phone: 318-288-6388 Fax: 318-357-4515 Email: ireland@nsula.edu Associate SID/Statistics: Matthew Bonnette Cell Phone: 318-663-5701 Email: bonnettem@nsula.edu Administrative Assistant: Ronnette Pellegrin Email: pellegrinr@nsula.edu Student Assistants: Shayne Crepel, Matthew English, Matthew Fowler, Fletcher Jonson

Credits

Editor: Matthew Bonnette Editorial Assistance: Doug Ireland, Ronnette Pellegrin, Leon Johnson, Mike Heimerman, Haley Blount Layout & Design: Matthew Bonnette Photography: Gary Hardamon Printing: Multi-Ad Media, Peoria, Ill.

SID Mailing Address: NSU Sports Information Sports Information/Prather Coliseum Room 112 398 S. Jefferson Natchitoches LA 71497

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Visit the official web site of Northwestern State athletics for the latest track & field news, results and schedules. Also check out Gary’s Gallery featuring action pictures of all NSU track home meets.

The 2009 NSU Track & Field Guide was written by the NSU Sports Information Office. Design was by the NSU SID office on an Apple G5 using QuarkXpress 6.1 and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Lady Demon Head Coach: . . . . . Mike Heimerman

Cross Country Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . Haley Blount

Assistant Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dean Johnson Assistant Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Moreau

Administrative Asst.: . . . . . . . Elizabeth Holloway

Head Athletic Trainer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Evans 2

Doug Ireland Director

Matthew Bonnette Matthew English Matthew Fowler Fletcher Jonson Ronnie Pellegrin Associate Director

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2009 Demon Preview

2009 Demons reminiscent of past NSU conference championship teams

The Northwestern State men's track and field team for 2009 will remind you of the Southland Conference championship teams that coach Leon Johnson has fielded in his epic career as the Demons' mentor. Two hallmarks of conference success and national prominence for NSU have been excellence in the throwing events and sprint and relay strength. Those events should be at the forefront of the story of the 2009 Demons, who are still a young team overall, with only four seniors and four juniors. The impact of the almost new Mondo track surface at the Walter Ledet Track Complex has been obvious in its appeal to sprinters and jumpers in the recruiting process. It's also been obvious in the fast times and big improvements for jumpers competing in NSU's home meets. While new faces and sophomores will have plenty of impact this season, a lot of the headlines will feature three senior throwers - Cody Fillinich, Daniel Yarbrough and Corey Jones. Fillinich can become the first four-time NCAA Division I Outdoor All-America in

school history. He comes out of a redshirt year in the javelin owning a 237-2 PR and sure to rank among the nation's best after a fourth-place finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships, and a year of training and refinement. Yarbrough will probably top his school record in the hammer throw (186-5) and again reach the NCAA Mideast Regionals, perhaps also getting to regionals in the discus. Jones, coming out of a redshirt season, will be a contender for the Southland Conference shot put and discus titles and hopes to return to the regional championships for the first time since 2005. The other senior is returning Academic All-SLC runner Chris Pearson, who was an alternate on the NCAA Mideast Regional qualifying 4x400 relay team and appears poised to repeat as a scorer in the 800 at the SLC Championships. Juniors Mike Green, Mike Hill and Michael Batts have more in common than their first names. They all could emerge as regional qualifiers and will challenge for conference titles. Green and Batts are sprinters who will be keys on the 4x400 relay team that seeks to return to the

Three-time All-America javelin thrower Cody Fillinich returns for his final season. nsudemons.com • 2009 Northwestern State Demon Track and Field Media Guide

Demon sprinter Michael Green.

regionals and improve on a second-place finish at the SLC Championships. They also could contribute in the 200. Hill has made great strides in the 110 meter hurdles and could sparkle in that event while also remaining an option for the short sprints and 4x100 relay. Also primed to factor into the relays and sprints are sophomores Jamie Emery and Jeremy Thomas (sixth in the 400, in 47.43 last year, at the SLC meet). NSU expects steady improvement from sophomore jumpers Christopher Oyeku (LJ, TJ), Kennis Byars (HJ) and Greg Hall (HJ), hoping they can score at the SLC Outdoors. Impact newcomers could include hurdler P.J. Bennett, horizontal jumpers Bradford Matthews and Calvin Smith, throwers Morgan Redmond and Buck Thompson, and sprinters Calvin Stoker and D.J. Sellers. 3


2009 Lady Demon Preview

Young talent provides bright forcast for 2009 Lady Demon track and field squad

There's a brighter forecast for the 2009 outdoor season for the NSU Lady Demon track and field team even without the most dominant member of last year's team, Trecey Rew, because there's an abundance of young talent on the track. Rew is out this year on a medical redshirt after a foot injury suffered in training. An Academic All-Southland Conference selection, she won the SLC Indoor shot put title, the SLC Outdoor discus crown, and was NCAA Regional qualifier in both events while setting school records in both. With Rew sidelined, that's a big blow to NSU's scoring potential at the conference championships. But there are some exciting freshmen throwers who will partially compensate for her loss, along with returning veteran thrower DeJon Griffin, and an exciting sprint crew who give head coach Mike Heimerman cause for optimism. The gaggle of youth on the Lady Demons team results from interest in recruits wanting to train and compete on one of the fastest surfaces in the country, the world-class Mondo track at the Ledet Complex. The NSU women have just two seniors,

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Senior sprinter Samantha Flowers.

NCAA Regional hurdler qualifier Shanae Steward returns for her senior season.

sprinter Samantha Flowers and hurdler Shanae Steward. Flowers will contribute on the 4x100 relay and Steward will be one of the most unique stories in college athletics. Steward has been an NCAA Regional qualifier in the 110m hurdles, has won the SLC Indoor 60m hurdles title, and has been a triple jumper. Her training schedule was greatly curtailed last year when she advanced to junior status in nursing school. Now she's actually working as a full-time nurse in Shreveport Monday through Wednesday, then coming back to campus to train and compete later each week, and completing class work along the way. Junior Jessica Tuck was a 2008 NCAA Regional qualifier (LJ) and is a contributor in the short sprints and 4x100 relay. She scored in the long jump last year at the SLC Outdoors, going 19-0 1/2, despite a knee injury that hampered her in the last stages of the 2008 season after posting a 19-11 1/2 mark. Junior Anna Forest is the team's top sprinter. She ranks among the Southland's top 100 meter runners and is the anchor on

the 4x100 relay team that is among the best in the league and a threat to make the NCAA Regionals. Jazmen Williams (100, 200), Whiney Smith (100, 200) and Forest (200) all posted PR's at last spring's SLC Championships. They were part of the third-place 4x100 team at the conference outdoor meet (45.89) along with Amanda Freeman. Sophomore Andrea Warren seems primed to develop into a strong 800 meter runner and a key on the 4x400 relay team. Versatile Phyllis Iheanacho is also a middle-distance contributor who fits on the 4x400 unit. Newcomer Carmen Wallace moved out from the basketball court to the track and has developed into a fine 400 sprinter and is progressing nicely in the 400m hurdles, where she could earn points for NSU at the SLC Championships. Freshmen Leslie Jordan and Chantel Bratton in the throws could lessen the impact of Rew being sidelined. Veteran Courtney Herschberger could earn points for NSU in the 3000m steeplechase.

NCAA Regional long jump qualifer Jessica Tuck

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Demon Head CoachTitle Leon Johnson Section Head Coach

Leon Johnson

The phrase "legendary" gets tossed around too easily when discussing athletic personalities, but nobody who's competed for, worked with, or competed against Leon Johnson would disagree that he's approaching legendary status as a track and field coach. As he enters his 27th season in charge of track and field at Northwestern State, he retains the same joy for coaching and teaching, the same burning competitive drive to excel and the same humble and diligent approach to every day. Those who are called "legends" in their chosen field always carry with them a passion for what they do, and they consistently achieve at a level that exceeds the grandest expectations. So it is with Johnson, whose stature is already "legendary" in Louisiana High School track and field circles, and in collegiate track and field, he's an icon among his peers across the nation. When disagreement erupted at the 2005 NCAA Mideast Regional Championships over how to restart the rain-delayed competition in the 200, a room full of coaches and NCAA officials quickly turned to hear Johnson's perspective. At Southland Conference championship events over the past 10+ years, league and meet officials have always sought Johnson's counsel on rules and administrative issues.

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has been holding its all-classifications state cross country championships at Northwestern for more than a decade, relying on Johnson and his staff for smooth management of a massive event involving thousands of competitors from every corner of the state. In January, the LHSAA gave him its “Distinguished Service Award.” In each of the past three Olympic Games, one of Johnson's athletes has competed for Team USA -- both triple jumpers, LaMark Carter in the 2000 Sydney Games and Kenta Bell in the 2004 Athens Games, and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Johnson's son, Dean, who has spent more than 16 seasons working under his father after competing for him at NSU, is today regarded by USA Track and Field as one of the nation's bright horizontal jumps coaches -- a chip off the old block. Johnson also tutored Lady Demon head coach Mike Heimerman, who also competed for the Demons in the mid-1990s

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27th Season

in the shot and discus. Heimerman has emerged as one of the country's top young throws coaches, taking javelin competitors to NCAA national championships in nine of the last 10 years -- all of those competitors coming from Louisiana, winning six AllAmerica honors. Speaking of All-Americans, Johnson has produced 46 in his 26 seasons as coach. In track and field, there's no subjectivity -- that honor is earned by placement at the national meet, measured against every Division I competitor in the country in each event. In his fifth decade of coaching, Johnson still brings a youthful energy to each day. Watching him at practice or in a competition, he is constantly in motion, offering encouragement, motivation and technical advice to his athletes. He is, as well, part of the heart and soul of the Northwestern athletic department, which is enjoying perhaps its most sustained stretch of across-the-board success in school history, based on the number of Southland Conference champi-

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Demon Head Coach Leon Johnson onships and NCAA postseason appearances by teams in the past decade. Athletic director Greg Burke attributes a significant share of the credit to Johnson, whose persona has made him a role model to coaches and staff in every sport during the past decade. Basketball coach Mike McConathy invited Johnson along with the team on a 2006 trip to Hawaii as a token of admiration for his mentorship, friendship, selflessness and loyalty – qualities that can’t be taken for granted in today’s environment. Whether or not the word "legendary" fits him yet (and he wouldn’t accept that idea), there's been no doubt for years that "unselfish" does, along with the description as "a team player" and a "caring colleague and coach." He's won a wall full of Coach of the Year honors in the longest tenure of any track coach in Northwestern sports history. Johnson has become the dean of track and field coaches at Northwestern and in the state of Louisiana. During those years, he has not only continued, but enhanced the reputation of NSU as a program that has remained remarkably competitive nationally, standing the test of time. Johnson has coached NSU to Top 20 finishes in both the indoor and outdoor NCAA Division I Championships. He has led the Demons to nine conference championships and been named conference Coach of the Year eight times. As a prep coach, he was named state Coach of the Year three times. He's served as meet referee for the prestigious Oklahoman Daily Classic Indoor Meet and served on the NCAA Championships Throws Jury. At Northwestern, he started the Lady Demon track and field program. In 1999, Johnson was inducted in the Graduate N Club Hall of Fame in tribute to his accomplishments and dedication to NSU and its track and field program. For 16 consecutive seasons from 1989-2005, the Demons finished in the top half of the men’s team standings at the Southland Conference Outdoors. For 10 straight years, 1996-2005, Northwestern was the top scoring Louisiana team in the SLC men’s standings. After Johnson has 6

Coach Johnson getting doused with water after the Demons clinch the Gulf Star Conference championship in the mid-1980s.

shaped a tremendous recruiting class in 2008 and 2009, the Demons look ready to return to form. Prior to being appointed head coach at NSU in the fall of 1982, Johnson coached at DeRidder High School. While there, he won the Louisiana Class AAA state title and was named the high school track and field coach of the year in 1982. During this stint, he twice led the Dragons to second place finishes in the state cross country competition. Before going to DeRidder, Johnson coached at Opelousas High School from 1965 until 1974 where he established a tradition of dominant track and field teams which still exists today. After being appointed as head coach in 1970, Johnson's Opelousas teams dominated the Class AAAA state ranks like no other team in Louisiana, winning state titles in 1971 and 1972 and finishing as state runners-up in 1973 and 1974. During this time period Johnson worked with legendary coach Claude Paxton who coached 1972 Olympic gold medalist Rodney Milburn at Southern. Johnson began his career at Grand Valley (CO) High School on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains where he coached cross country, basketball and track for two years. His stay was highlight-

ed by a fourth place finish in the state basketball tournament during his first campaign. A devotee of the sport, Johnson continues to be a source of information for many high school coaches who consult with him on an individual basis. Johnson was one of the first coaches to become Level I and Level II certified by USA Track and Field in the Sprints, Hurdles and Relays. A native of Elmore City, Oklahoma, Johnson graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana where he was a distance runner on the cross country and track teams and also went out for football. In 1971 he returned to earn his master's in secondary education. He is married to the former Elaine Waters of Lafayette with whom he has four children: sons Dean and Kendon and daughters Darla and Molly. He is a proud grandfather, a member of the Church of Christ and a devoted volunteer for the Special Olympics and several other charities.

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Lady Demon LadyHead Demon Coach Head • Coach Throws Mike Coach Heimerman Mike Heimerman Section Title Lady Demon Head Coach • Throws Coach

Mike Heimerman

10th Season

Mike Heimerman’s technical expertise and passion for coaching have been key attributes in his rapid rise among the bright young faces in collegiate track and field coaching circles. They combine with his love for his alma mater and his tremendous work ethic, among other qualities, to result in his being named head women’s track and field coach at Northwestern State in August 2007. Since Heimerman wrapped up his own outstanding competitive career and joined the coaching staff, NSU has consistently produced nationally-competitive throwers. Six of NSU’s last seven All-America awards have been won by Heimermantrained competitors. He’s coached 13 athletes who have reached the NCAA Outdoor Championships. In the last three years, nine javelin throwers (three in 2007) surpassed the NCAA Regional qualilfying standard. When Cody Fillinich won his third AllAmerica award in as many years at the 2007 NCAA meet, it was also the ninth time in 10 years that Northwestern had either a male or a female javelin thrower reach the NCAA Outdoors. All of the athletes have been Louisiana prep products and four previously — Regina Roe, Latrell Frederick, Samantha Ford and Fillinich— won AllAmerica honors by virtue of their performances at the national meet. Ford reached the 12-woman USA Olympic Trials Finals in 2008. Heimerman also helped freshman Trecey Rew achieve national prominence in 2007. She qualified in two events for the USA Junior Nationals and made the USATFCCA (coaches’ association) All-Academic Team. Rew has broken school records in

the shot and discus and won conference titles in both events. Last year, among the nine NCAA Regional qualifiers from Northwestern, five were throwers. In his first year as head women’s coach, Heimerman had four regional qualifiers. It’s not just technical knowledge that makes Heimerman a great coach – it’s his competitive fire and his ablilty to instill that quality in his athletes. After capping his competitive career with an eighth-place finish at the 1998 USA Outdoor Championships in the shot put, Heimerman emerged as a highly regarded throws coach who has made a major impact on NSU track and field history. The 1996 Southland Conference Outdoor champion in the shot put, Heimerman is credited with significantly shaping the record-shattering careers of two-time Demon All-American Latrell Frederick, fifth at the 2000 and 2001 NCAA Championships in the javelin and the 1999 USA Junior Champion; 2003 javelin All-American Samantha Ford and USATF Junior AllAmerica javelin throwers Dawn Comeaux (2004) and Randy Fauntleroy (2006). Heavy scoring in the shot put helped the 2001 Demons win the SLC Indoor title. Big point totals in the shot and javelin spearheaded the drive to the 2002 SLC Outdoor crown for the NSU men. He’s also been

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instrumental in helping produce NSU’s firstever men’s freshman All-American in Fillinich, who earned All-America honors after placing 10th at the 2005 NCAA Championships. He also finished second at the USA Junior Track and Field Championships and fourth at the Pan Am Junior Games. Fillinich repeated as an AllAmerican at the 2006 NCAA Outdoors and improved his PR by more than 12 feet. He went seven feet longer in 2007 and finished fourth at the NCAAs, best for the Demons since 1993. A junior college All-American at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC, Heimerman, 35, is a Wichita, Kan. native.

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Coaching Staff

Dean Johnson

11th season, 2nd since 2003 WomenÕs sprints, hurdles, jumps

Among the nation’s most highly regarded horizontal jumps coaches, Dean Johnson is in his second season back on the track and field staff at his alma mater. Head women’s track and field coach for nine seasons, Johnson left the NSU staff after the 2003 season to take a teaching and coaching position at adjacent Natchitoches Central High School, where three of his five daughters were attending. He remains a teacher at NCHS, having seen a fourth daughter reach high school. He is the son of venerable head men’s track and field coach Leon Johnson, and while he’s worked with his father for most of the past two decades since competing for him, Dean has risen from the formidable shadow of his dad’s accomplishments and forged a name for himself in the sport. Coaching two Olympic triple jumpers will do that for you – USA team members LaMark Carter in 2000 and Kenta Bell in 2004 and 2008. Bell told reporters after qualifying for his second Olympics that in his training, he uses the strategy “WWDD” -- “what would Dean do?” Johnson’s expertise helped the NSU men win seven Southland Conference titles from 1992-2002 while he worked with the heavy-scoring jump stable for the Demons. As head women’s coach, he guided Lady Demon teams to their best-ever point totals in Southland Conference championship competition – 112 for third place, best in school history, in 1997; 84 points (fourth place) in 1998; and 108 points for third place in 1999. The 2000 squad was also third place, scoring 97 points. Johnson has earned national recognition through USA Track and Field. He was certified as a Level Two Coach in the sprints, hurdles and relays in 1988 and in 1994 received Level Two certification in the multi-events. He has also been part of a select group of jump coaches invited to attend USA Track and Field’s elite jumps seminars for long and triple jumpers, and has spoken to state coaching clinics in Louisiana and Missouri. The 43-year-old is a DeRidder native and DHS graduate. He has five daughters: Loren, Keagan, Lindsey, Morgan and Lillie.

Haley Blount

3rd Season Distance and vaulters

Haley Blount begins her third season of coaching track and field, working with the distance corps and vaulters, after wrapping up her competitive career by raising the bar on her own NSU school record in the pole vault. She earned her master’s degree in sport administration in December 2007. Blount is the head cross country coach and has signed some of the state’s top prep competitors already this year. Last summer, she was part of the USA Track & Field staff at the USA Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., assisting with recognition of the Olympic qualifiers in each event. In 2007, Blount worked an internship with USA Track & Field, including being part of the event management staff for the USA Junior Nationals and the USA Championships. Blount broke her own record for the final time in the 2006 Ty Terrell Relays hosted by Lamar. She cleared 11-6 1/4, topping her year-old mark by a centimeter. She was an All-Louisiana vaulter who finished fifth indoors and seventh outdoors at the 2005 Southland Conference Championships. She was a dean’s list student as an undergraduate and made the SLC Honor Roll while earning Collegiate National Honor Society status. Blount was the 2003 Freshman Female Academic Athlete of the Year. A product of Midway High School and Hewitt, Texas, Blount was fifth at the Texas State meet with a clearance of 10-0. She was MVP of her school’s volleyball team while also lettering two years in powerlifting. She received the UIL Scholars’ Award and the 2000-01 All-Academics Award. A health and exercise science major as an undergraduate, Blount was also a member of Tri Sigma Sorority. She is the only daughter of Terry Blount and Vickie Duncan. Her father, a sportswriter, is a motorsports analyst for ESPN who recently published his first book, and was a major league baseball draft pick out of high school. Her brother, Luke (22), is a creative writing and political science major and a member of the sports information staff at Baylor.

Joe Moreau

2nd Season Volunteer Assistant

Northwestern State graduate Joe Moreau, whose teams won six Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championships in track and field and cross country, is in his second year as part of the NSU coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Moreau retired in 2008 as principal at Alexandria Senior High, where he began his coaching career in 1976 after getting his undergraduate degree from Northwestern. He since earned his master’s in education (1980), his +30 (1982) and a degree in principalship (1996) from NSU. He coached at Bolton High from 1980-85, then moved across the Red River to Pineville, where he built a dynasty from 1985-95. He took the helm at ASH in 1995 and coached there until taking the NSU post. He also previously was a graduate assistant coach at NSU from 1984-85, working with Leon Johnson while Dean Johnson was a student-athlete. Moreau’s teams won the Class 4A state titles in cross country in 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1993 and were Class 4A runner-ups (both boys and girls) in 1994-97. His Pineville team won the state track and field titles in 1993 and 1994, and then his next two teams were state runner-ups. His teams won 10 regional I-4A championships, and 11 district titles, in track, while capturing 14 district cross country crowns. He coached 17 state champion athletes and developed three NCAA All-America competitors. He won 25 district “coach of the year” honors and was the 1993 state prep track coach of the year in all divisions. He served as the president of the Louisiana Track and Field Coaches Association from 2000-2002, and in 2004, was presented the prestigious Casey Kozminski Award by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association for meritorious service fostering positive relationships between coaches and media in the state. In January, the Louisiana Track and Field Coaches Association presented him with its “Lifetime Achievement Award.” He is married to a fellow 1976 NSU graduate, the former Janice Barrios, and they celebrate their 31st anniversary on March 18. 8

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Hometown (High School) Waco, TX (La Vega HS) Opelousas, LA Houston, TX (Edna Karr HS) Carrollton, TX (Newman Smith HS) Sunset, LA (Beau Chene HS) Iota, LA (Notre Dame HS) Edgard, LA (West St. John HS) Baton Rouge, LA (Baker HS) Golden Meadow, LA (South Lafourche HS) Alexandria, LA (Alexandria Sr. HS) New Orleans, LA (De La Salle HS) Alexandria, LA (Bolton HS) St. James, LA (St. James HS) Longview, TX (Tatum HS) Mansfield, LA (Mansfield HS) Houma, LA (Vanderbilt Catholic HS) Diboll, TX (Diboll HS) Houma, LA (Ellender Sr. HS) Bellville, TX (Bellville HS) Bossier City, LA (Airline HS) Alexandria, LA (Alexandria Sr. HS) Tyler, TX (John Tyler HS) Houston, TX (Alief Esdik) Mount Vernon, TX (Mt. Vernon, H.S) Tatum, TX (Tatum HS) Garland, TX (Lake Highlands HS) Jefferson, TX (Jefferson HS) Tatum, TX (Tatum HS) Lake Charles, LA (Lake Charles - Boston) Winona, TX (Winona HS) Cedar Hill, TX (Cedar Hill HS) Ruston, LA (Ruston HS) Blanchard, LA (Northwood HS)

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The 2009 Demons

Michael Batts Sprints • Jr.-1L • 6-2 • 178 Waco, Tex. (La Vega HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: 400m, 14th, 49.14 (Razorback Invitational, 1/26/08) Outdoor: 400m, 7th, 47.47 (SLC Championships, 5/4/07)

2008 SLC Championships:

Indoor: Outdoor:

did not score in any event did not score in any event

Indoor:

400m, 49.14 (Arkansas Invitational, 1/26/08) 200m, 22.60 (Razorback Invitational, 1/25/08) 200m, 22.72 (SLC Championships, 5/4/07) 400m, 47.47 (SLC Championships, 5/4/07)

and a 37.9 in the 300 meter hurdles in the same meet... lettered all four years in track, basketball, and two years in football... graduated with a 3.257 gpa. Personal: Born Oct. 11, 1989... son of Patrick and Angelia Bennett... three siblings, Armani, Porsche and Jasmin... sister Porsche is a radiologist... majoring in nursing.

Rashad J. Bolds

Career Best Marks:

Outdoor:

Sprints • Jr.-1L • 5-10 • 175 New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

2008 Season: In the indoor season, ran a personal best in the 400 meters with a 49.14 clocking at the Arkansas Invitational... a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that ran a conference best 3:15.14 at the Arkansas meet...placed eighth at the LSU Purple Tiger Invite in the 400 meters with a time of 50.44... outdoor season, placed second in the 400 meters at the Cowboy Relays with a 52.84. 2007 Season: Had a personal best and fourth place finish at the SLC Outdoor Championships in the 400 meters with a time of 47.47... Best indoor mark in that event was a time of 49.40 at the Arkansas Invitational (Jan. 20)... outdoor season, a member of the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams that placed first at the NSU Relays (Mar. 7)... 4x100 meter relay team finished third at the LSU Relays (Mar. 24)... Fifth at the SLC indoor championships on the 4x400 relay. High School: Lettered four years in track. Ran the 4x400 and 4x200 relays. His 4x400 relay team took 1st place in Texas 3A state meet in 2005 and 4x200 team took 1st in 2005 Texas Relays. Personal: Son of Phyllis Bullard… mother is a nurse… has two siblings, Avery and Megan... nickname “Batts” or “Mike”... majoring in business administration.

High School: Ran a 13.9 in the 110 meter hurdles at the district meet 10

Indoor: Outdoor:

did not score in any event did not score in any event

Indoor:

60m, 7.19 (UH-Bayou City Classic, 2/9/08) 200m, 23.73 (Razorback Invitational, 1/28/08) 400m, 52.32 (Bayou Bengal Invitational, 2/1/08) 200m, 23.02 (NSU Invitational (4/12/08) 400m, 53.52 (Cowboy Relays, 3/22/08) 400m hurdles, 1:01.98 (LA Classics, 3/17/07)

Career Best Marks:

Outdoor:

2008 Season: Had a third place finish in the 400 meters in the outdoor season at the Cowboy Relays with a time of 53.52. 2007 Season: In the outdoor season, have a 15th place finish in the 400 meter hurdles with at time of 1:01.98 at the ULL Louisiana Classics on Mar. 17... on the 4x400 meter relay team at the Louisiana Classics, finishing 14th with a time of 3:37.18. Personal: Son of Robert Bolds and Shelia Williams... two siblings, Raychelle Williams and Romel Bolds... majoring in accounting.

Kennis C. Byers Jumps • So.-1L • 6-1 • 175 Carrollton, Tex. (Newman Smith HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: High Jump, 10th, 6-7 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Triple Jump, 11th, 46-9.5 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Outdoor: High Jump, 11th, 6-6.75 (UTA Open, 5/3/08) Triple Jump, 13th, 46-2 (SLC Championships, 5/11/08)

2008 SLC Championships: Indoor:

High Jump, 7th, 6-7 (2/22/08) Triple Jump, 8th, 46-9.5 (2/22/08) did not score in any event

Career Best Marks:

Outdoor: Indoor:

Outdoor:

Patrick Bennett Hurdles • Fr.-HS • 5-11 • 180 Opelousas, La. (Opelousas HS)

2008 SLC Championships:

Did not rank in any indoor or outdoor event

High Jump, 6-7 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Long Jump, 19-5.25 (Razorback Invitational, 1/25/08) Triple Jump, 46-9.5 (SLC Championships, 2/23/08) High Jump, 6-6.75 (SLC and UTA) Triple Jump, 46-2 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08)

2008 Season: Finished the season ranked 10th in the SLC in the high jump with a 6-7 clearing at the SLC Championships where he placed seventh... placed eighth in the triple jump with a 46-9.5 leap in the same meet.

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TheSection 2009 Demons Title High School: Took part in the Texas Regional Meet in Lubbock in the triple and long jumps... triple jumped 48-0 and had a long jump of 219 in the meet... ran a 49.6 in the 400 meters at the district meet... lettered three years in track and two in football... a National Merit Finalist. Personal: 18 years old, born April 1, 1989... son of Kenneth and Gwendolyn Byers... mother is a track record holder in the state of Alabama... a drummer for his church band back home... cousin of Beyoncé... majoring in industrial engineering technology.

Joshua Citizen Sprints • Jr.-SQ • 6-2 • 200 Sunset, La. (Beau Chene HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Dusty Dischler Distance • So.-1L • 5-7 • 126 Iota, La. (Notre Dame HS)

2008 SLC Championships:

Indoor: did not score in any event Outdoor: did not score in any event

Career Best Marks: Indoor:

Outdoor:

High School: Ran the 1-mile, 1500 meters, 3000 meters, 5000 meters and a member of the 4x400 meter relay team... had a fourth place finish at the Cowboy Relays in the 1500 meters with a personal best time of 4:21.59. High School: Competed in the 1600 and 3200 meters at the Region 2 Meet... ran a 4:38 mile and 10:07 in the 3200 run... ran a 2:08 in the 800 meters at the Eunice Triangular... ran a 16:09 in a 3-mile cross country race at the Sacred Heart Invite... letterd four years in cross country, indoor and outdoor track... Academic All-State in cross country and track in 2006... Eagle Scout and a member of the Beta Club. Personal: Born Mar. 4, 1989... son of Carl and Sandra Dischler... his uncle, Craig Henry, is a member of the McNeese State Athletic Hall of Fame... majoring in biology and has plans on going into sports therapy.

Melvin Edgar

Indoor: did not rank in any event Outdoor: did not rank in any event

Career Best Marks: Indoor:

Outdoor:

60m, 7.24 (UH-Bayou City Classic, 2/9/08) 200m, 23.27 (Razorback Invitational, 1/19/07) 400m, 52.49 (Houston Indoor, 2/3/07) 100m, 11.33 (Louisiana Classics, 3/17/07) 200m, 22.68 (SLC Championships, 5/4/07) 400m, 50.86 (SLC Championships, 5/4/07)

2008 Season: Ran on the 4x100, 4x200 and sprint medley relay teams... finished third on the 4x100 relays with a time of 41.67 at the NSU Relays... had a third place finish at the NSU Relays on the 4x200 relays with a time of 1:28.64. 2007 Season: A member of the 4x100, 4x400 and 1600 sprint medley relay teams in the outdoor season... had a first place finish in the sprint medley relay at the NSU Relays (3/7) and finished third in the 4x100 (41.55) in the same meet... finished second in the distance medley (10:39.59) at the LSU Relays (3/24)... individually, place 12th at the Louisiana Classics (3/17) in the 100 meters with a time of 11.40. High School: Lettered four years in football and track. Team won 2005 Class 4A State Championship. Ran in 400m, 4x200, and 4x400 as well as throwing the discus. Personal: Son of Leroy Citizen and Crescenda Landry… father is a truck driver… has three siblings, Leroy, Jr., Leon, and Jasmine… majoring in health and human performances... nickname is “Josh.”

1 Mile, 4:50.17 (Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) 3000m, 9:40.59 (Razorback Invitational, 1/26/08) 1500m, 4:21.59 (Cowboy Relays, 3/22/08) 5000m, 17:09.51 (Tiger Relays, 3/28/08)

Sprints • Fr.-HS • 5-6 • 153 Edgard, La. • West St. John HS

High School: Earned all-state and all-district honors... in 2007, ran a 22-flat in the 200 meters... in 2008, ran a 42.3 as part of the 4x100 relay team... also lettered in football... member of the Student Council, FBLA, and Finance Academy... graduated with a 3.83 gpa. Personal: Born Feb. 10, 1990... son of Angelle Sterling... one sibling, Shalacey... majoring in aviation science and would like to join the United State Air Force... life’s ambition is to fly military aircraft.

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Jamie Emery Sprints/Jumps • So.-1L • 6-2 • 185 Baton Rouge, La. (Baker HS) 2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: 200m, 9th, 22.45 (Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) Long Jump, 11th, 22-4.5 (Razorback Invite, 1/25/08) Triple Jump, 7th, 48-2.75 (Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) 200m, 19th, 21.90 (Cowboy Relays, 3/22/08)

Career Best Marks: Outdoor: Indoor:

Outdoor:

200m, 22.45 (Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) Long Jump, 22-4.5 (Razorback Invite, 1/25/08) Triple Jump, 48-2.75 (Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) 200m, 21.93 (LSU Alumni Gold, 4/19/08) Triple Jump, 44-11.5 (Cowboy Relays, 3/22/08)

2008 Season: Part of the Demons’ 4x400 relay team that ranked first in the conference in the indoor season with a time of 3:15.14 set at the Razorback Invitational... ranked ninth in indoor season in the 200 meters with a time of 22.45 set at the Bayou Bengal... ranked 7th in the SLC indoor season in the triple jump with a leap of 48-2.75... outdoor season, ranked third on the 4x400 relay team with a regional time of 3:10.03. High School: Ran personal bests of 21.08 in the 200 meters, 48.00 in the 400 meters and had a jump of 47-0 in the triple jump... lettered two years in track and three in basketball. Personal: Son of Gloria Baker... has three siblings, Carlos, Jimmie, and Darrell... majoring in pre-engineering and has plans on going into mechanical engineering.

NCAA qualifier... placed 2nd at Jr. Nationals...qualified for PanAM Team where he finished fourth. High School: State and regional champion in javelin his sophomore and junior seasons…threetime district champion in javelin…had longest javelin throw in nation for freshman in 2001…broke Bobby Hebert’s single season passing record junior season…broke school’s career passing record…part of four district champion track teams…lettered four years in track, three years in football, and two years in basketball. Personal: Only son of Lance and Tori Fillinich…father is a supervisor and mother is a secretary…has two sisters, Katy and Chloe…majoring in business and plans to pursue a professional track & field career after graduation.

Michael Green Jumps • Jr.-1L • 5-10 • 145 Alexandria, La. (Alexandria Senior High)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Cody Fillinich Throws • Sr.-3L • 5-11 • 200 Golden Meadow, La. (South Lafourche HS)

2007 SLC Rankings:

2008 SLC Championships:

2007 SLC Championships:

Outdoor: Javelin, 2nd, 237-02 (Arkansas Outdoor: Javelin, 1st, 237-01 (5/6/07)

Long Jump, 6th, 22-08.50 Triple Jump, 5th, 47-03.75

Indoor:

200m, 22.53 (Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) 400m, 49.22 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Long Jump, 23-03.5 (LSU Purple Tiger, 1/19/08) Triple Jump, 47-06.25 (SLC Championships, 2/23/08) 200m, 22.00 (Cowboy Relays, 3/22/08) 400m, 47.43 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08) Triple Jump, 46-11 (Cowboy Relays, 3/22/08)

Javelin, 237-02 (Arkansas Outdoor:

****Fillinich did not compete in 2008****

2008 Season: Did not compete. 2007 Season: Won the SLC championship in the javelin throw with a toss of 237-01... ranked second in the SLC with a throw of 237-02 at Arkansas. 2006 Season: ALL-AMERICAN, ALL-LOUISIANA... Took first place at Ole Miss Dual Meets, UTA Bobby Lane Invitational, Texas Relays, LSU Alumni Gold, and Ty Terrell Relays… finished third, posting personal best 230-09, at the SLC Outdoor Championships... placed 17th at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. 2005 Season: ALL-AMERICAN... Runner up at SLC Championships...regional and 12

Indoor:

Career Best Marks:

Career Best Marks: Outdoor:

Outdoor:

Indoor: 200m, 13th, 22.53 (Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) 400m, 7th, 49.22 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Long Jump, 6th, 23-03.5 (LSU Purple Tiger, 1/19/08) Triple Jump, 9th, 47-06.25 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 200m, 5th, 47.43 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08) Triple Jump, 12th, 46-11 (Cowboy Relays, 3/22/08)

2008 Season: Outdoor season, part of a 4x100 relay team that placed first at the Cowboy Relays and his 4x400 relay team won the race at the NSU Invitational... ranked fifth in the SLC in the 400 meters with a personal best time of 47.43 at the SLC Championships... that time placed his third in the preliminaries... ran a 47.59 in the finals to finish third... leaped 4611 in the triple jump at the Cowboy Relays to finish second and rank 12th in the league... won at the NSU Invitational with a jump of 45-6.25... in the indoor season, finished sixth at the SLC meet in the 400 meters with a time of 49.47... a member of the 4x400 relay team that won at the Razorback Invitational with a time of 3:15.14 and finished fourth at the SLC meet with a 3:19.65 clocking.

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TheSection 2009 Demons Title 2007 Season: Finished fifth in the triple jump at the SLC indoor championships... placed sixth in the long jump in the same meet... a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished fourth at the SLC outdoor championships... had a first place finish at the NSU Relays (3/7) in the 4x400 relays. High School: Lettered four years in track. Competed in 400m, triple jump, long jump, and pole vault. Was a member of Junior Volunteers, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Trojan Troopers, and Spanish Club. Personal: Son of Charles and Jacqueline Green… father is a corrections officer and mother is a nurse… has one sister, Asantra… majoring in industrial engineering technology… full name is Charles Michael Green.

Chris Greer

indoors in the triple jump after leaping 43-05... in the outdoor season, cleared 6-4.75 in the high jump on three different occasions and finished the season ranked 18th in the SLC... posted a personal best in the triple jump with a 44-5.5 leap to place 17th at the SLC championships. High School: Competed in the high jump, long jump and triple jump at Bolton HS... cleared 6-8 in the high jump at the Bolton Invitational... best long jump was 22-5 at the ASH meet... leaped 45-11 in the triple jump at the ASH meet... lettered three years in track and football and one in basketball. Personal: Son of Gregory and Joann Hall... two siblings, Troyville Brown and Gregzell Brown... majoring in health & exercise science.

Kartemus Heary Throws • Fr.-HS • 6-3 • 200 St. James, La. (St. James HS)

High School: Competed in the javelin, triple jump, 400 and 800 meters... best javelin toss was at 165-0 at the Bulldog Relays his senior season... also in his senior year, jumped 42-5 in the triple jump and ran a 52.43 in the 400 meters... as a junior he ran a 2:15 in the 800 meters... also lettered in football... member of Beta and Robotics... graduated Cum Laude with a 3.6 gpa. Personal: Born Oct. 22, 1990... only son of Pamela Heary... majoring in biology and plans on attending medical school.

Jumps • Fr.-HS • 5-9 • 174 New Orleans, La. (De La Salle HS)

High School: Competed in the triple jump and long jump... leaped a 210.5 as a senior in the long jump and as a junior, jumped 47-5 in the triple jump... also lettered in basketball and football... graduated with a 3.5 gpa. Personal: Born June 13, 1990... son of Rose McKennis... one brother, Alfredo... majoring in health and exercise science.

Greg Hall Jumps • So.-1L • 5-10 • 158 Alexandria, La. (Bolton HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: High Jump, 14th, 6-06.75 (Razorback Invite, 1/25/08) Outdoor: High Jump, 18th, 6-4.75 (Tiger Relays, 3/28/08)

2008 SLC Championships:

Indoor: Outdoor:

did not score did not score

Indoor:

High Jump, 6-06.75 (Razorback Invitational, 1/25/08) Triple Jump, 43-05 (SLC Championships, 2/23/08) High Jump, 6-4.75 (Tiger Relays, NSU Invite, SLC Champ.) Triple Jump, 44-5.5 (SLC Championships, 5/11/08)

Career Best Marks:

Outdoor:

2008 Season: Indoor season, set a personal best in the high jump after clearing 6-06.75 to finish 10th at the Razorback Invitational... placed 18th at the SLC

Mike Hill Hurdles/Jumps • Jr.-1L • 5-11 • 145 Longview, Tex. (Tatum HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: 60m Hurdles, 6th, 8.14 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Outdoor: 110m Hurdles, 9th, 14.41 (NSU Invite, 4/12/08)

2008 SLC Championships: Career Best Marks: Indoor:

60m Hurdles, 3rd, 8.14

Indoor:

60m Hurdles, 7.39 (UH-Bayou City Classic, 2/9/08) 60m Dash, 7.39 (Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) High Jump, 6-03.50 (Houston Invite, 1/19/07; SLC Championships, 2/16/07) 110m Hurdles, 14.41 (NSU Invitational, 4/12/08) 110m Hureles, 14.41 (LSU Alumni Gold, 4/19/08)

Outdoor:

2008 Season: Placed third at the SLC indoor championships in the 60 meters with a time of 8.14... had three other top 10 finishes in the 60 meters and a top five finish when he placed fourth at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a time of 8.27... in the outdoor season, posted a time of 14.41 in the 110 meter hurdles to finish second at the NSU Invitational and ranking ninth in the SLC. 2007 Season: Scored in the 60 meter hurdles at the SLC Indoor Championships with a fifth place finish at 8.17... ran a personal best 8.13 in the 60m hurdles at the Razorback Invitational (1/19)... high jumped a personal best 6-03.50 twice - at the Houston Invitational (1/19) and the SLC Indoor Championships (2/16).

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The 2008 Demons High School: Lettered four years in football and track…Won the State Championship in the High Jump in 2005…Competed in the high jump, 110m hurdles, and 300m hurdles…Was Vice President of the student council and a member of the Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes… Was named a Texas Scholar. Personal: Born Oct. 2, 1988... has two siblings... majoring in general studies.

Corey Jones Throws • Sr.-3L • 6-2 • 218 Diboll, Tex. (Diboll HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: Shot Put, 2nd, 55-08.25 (SLC Championships, 2/2/08) Outdoor: Did not compete in outdoor season

2008 SLC Championships:

Jumps • Sr.-1L • 5-9 • 190 Mansfield, La. • Mansfield HS

2007 Season: Did the long jump and triple jump in the indoor season and the triple jump in the outdoor season... had a best finish of sixth in the triple jump at the LSU Bayou Bengal with a 46-02.5... placed second at the NSU Relays in the triple jump in the outdoor season with a 45-10. 2006 Season: Competed in the long jump and triple jump in both the indoor and outdoor seasons... had four top five finishes in the triple jump with a personal best of 47-01.75 for a fourth place finish at the Arlington Invitational... finished fourth in the long jump at the Ty Terrell Relays with a jump of 21-03.5. Personal: Born Dec. 10, 1985... son of Jerry and Robin Green... three siblings... majoring in criminal justice.

Seth Johnson Sprints • So.-SQ • 5-6 • 150 Houma, La. (Vandebilt Catholic HS)

Career Best Marks:

100m, 10.95 (NSU Invitational, 4/12/08)

2008 Season: Did not compete in the indoor season... in outdoor, ran the 100 meters and also a part of the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams... ran a personal best 10.95 in the 100 meters to finish eighth at the NSU Invitational. High School: Ran a 6.61 in the 55 meters at the Louisiana Indoor State Championships as a senior... as a junior, ran a best time of 10.74 in the 100 meters and a 22.13 in the 200 meters... lettered four years in track, one in basketball and one in football. Personal: Son of Van Johnson, Sr. and Alfredia Johnson... three siblings, Van, Jr., Jade, and Jaora... majoring in pre-physical therapy. 14

Shot Put, 2nd, 55-08.25 Did not compete in outdoor season

Indoor: Outdoor:

Shot Put, 55-08.25 (SLC Championships, 2/2/08) Shot Put, 54-04.00 (John McDonnell, 4/21/07) Discus, 168-06 (Texas Relays, 4/6/07)

Career Best Marks:

Derek Johnson

Outdoor:

Indoor: Outdoor:

2008 Season: Finished second in the shot put at the SLC indoor championships with a personal best throw of 55-08.25... placed second at the UH-Bayou City Classic (54-08.75), second at the LSU Purple Tiger Invitational (54-02) and second at the Razorback Invitational (53-00.75.)... placed fourth at the Bayou Bengal Invitational (52-10.75)... did not compete in the outdoor season. 2007 Season: Had two top 10 finishes in the shot put during the indoor season... placed fifth at the LSU Bayou Bengal Invitational with a throw of 52-07.25... was eighth at the SLC Indoor Championships with a throw of 51-08.50... in the outdoor season, had three second-place finishes in the shot and five top 5 places in the discus... threw a personal best 5404 to at the UTA John McDonnell Invitational to finish second in the shot put... had a personal best discus throw of 168-06 at the Texas Relays, finishing 15th in the highly respected meet... finished fourth at the SLC championships in the discus (166-00) and was eighth in the shot put (53-10.25). 2006 Season: Runner up in discus at Ty Terrell Relays... placed third in discus at Dogwood Invitational… finished fourth in discus at Louisiana Classics and UTA Bobby Lane Invitational where he posted a personal best 16507… finished fourth in Shot put at Ole Miss Dual Meets… finished fifth in discus at Ole Miss Dual Meets and in shot put at Louisiana Classics where he posted a personal best of 51-00.75… placed sixth in discus at SLC Outdoor Championships and in shot put at UTA Bobby Lane Invitational… finished seventh in discus at Houston Invitational and in shot put at Dogwood Invitational… finished eighth in discus at LSU Alumni Gold... took ninth place in shot put at Houston Invitational. 2005 Season: Regional Qualifier in discus…placed 5th at Jr. National Championships.

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TheSection 2008 Demons Title High School: Regional and District champion in discus and District champ in shot put senior year…two time district runner-up in discus…second team All-State in football senior season…part of state champion power lifting team…lettered four years in football, track, and power lifting. Personal: Son of Patrick and Deborah McAdams…mother is a nurse and father is in gear repairing… has four brothers and sisters: Keith, Brandy, Cliff, and Morgan…majoring in computer and information science and plans to start his own business… full name is Lawrence Corey Jones... born May 6, 1986. 2008 Season: Competed in the outdoor season only... threw a personal best in the javelin of 175-10 for a third place finish at the NSU Invitational... had a second place finish at the Tiger Relays with a chunck of 169-08... placed 10th at the SLC championships with a throw of 170-11.

Bradford Matthews Jumps • Fr.-HS • 6-1 • 136 Houma, La. (Ellender Senior HS) High School: Threw a 193-0 in the javelin at the Eunice meet as a senior... also ran a 15.8 in the 110 meter hurdles at the parish meet... lettered two years in track, three in baseball, and two in football. Personal: Son of Jerry and Mandy Martinez... five siblings, Carmen, Addison (12), Mallory, Cameron, and Maggy... father was a minor league pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodger organization... a member of the Demon football team where he saw action in two games at quarterback... born Feb. 20, 1989. High School: Competed in the long and triple jumps... jumped a 47-2 as a senior at the LHSAA state meet... had a best long jump of 23-5 at the Terrebonne Relays his senior season... also lettered in football and basketball... graduated with a 3.0 gpa. Personal: Born Oct. 10, 1989... son of Eddie and Kimberly Scales... one brother, Braxton... majoring in computer information systems.

Nathaniel McReynolds Distance • So.-1L • 5-8 • 136 Bellville, Tex. (Bellville HS)

Career Best Marks:

Outdoor:

Indoor: 1-Mile, 4:49.99 (Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) 3000m, 9:39.44 (UH-Bayou City Classic, 2/9/08) 5000m, 17:42.99 (LSU Purple Tiger, 1/19/08) 3000m, 10:19.88 (LSU Alumni Gold, 4/19/08) 3000mSC, 10:31.84 (SLC Championships, 5/11/08)

2008 Season: For the indoor season, ran the one-mile, 3000 and 5000 meters... finished sixth at the LSU Purple Tiger Invite in teh 5000 meters with a clocking of 17:42.99... ran a personal best in the 3000 meters of 9:43.82 at the

Bayou Bengal... for the outdoor season, ran the 3000 meters and 3000 meter steeple chase... ran a 10:19.88 at the LSU Alumni Gold in the 3000 meters... had a best time of 10:31.84 in the steeplechase at the SLC championships to finish 17th. 2007 Season: Placed in NSU’s top five in four meets... his best finish was at 24th at the ULM Invitational Warhawk where he ran a 32:07... finished 35th at the Louisiana Tech meet with a 24:44 clocking... was 75th at the SLC Cross Country meet at 29:50. High School: Ran a 10:24 in the 3200 meters at the state regional meet as a senior... had a best time of 4:44 in the 1600 meters... ran a 17:30 in the 5k state regional cross country meet... lettered four years in cross country and two in track... a two-time All-State band member. Personal: Son of Joseph and Pamla McReynolds... three siblings, Valinn, Daisy,and Zeke... majoring in music education and is a current member of the Spirit of Northwestern marching band.

Cameron Mehl Middle Distance • So.-1L • 5-8 • 155 Bossier City, La. (Airline HS)

Career Best Marks:

Outdoor: 800m, 2:07.71 (Cowboy Relays, 3/22/08)

2008 Season: Competed in the 800 meters and was a member of the 4x400 relay team... placed sixth at the Cowboy Relays in the 800 meters with a time of 2:07.71... did not compete in the indoor season. 2007 Cross Country Season: Had a 19th place finish at the Northwestern State Invitational where he ran a 25:49... placed 26th at the Centenary Invitational with a time of 33:01. High School: Lettered two seasons in cross country and track and four in soccer... member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club. Personal: Son of Jerry Mehl and Jeannette Hotard... on brother, Cory (19)... majoring in liberal arts scientific inquiry... plans after graduating include sports performance research and medicine... full name is Mathieu Cameron Mehl... born Jan. 17, 1989.

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The 2009 Demons Personal: Son of Joshua and Stella Oyeku... two siblings, Josh and Tina... majoring in electronics engineering technology.

Landell Mollette Sprints • Fr.-HS • 6-1 • 185 Alexandria, La. (Alexandria Senior HS)

High School: Competed in the 400 meters and triple jump.. ran a personal best 48.3 in the 400 meters at the Louisiana State meet... jumped 46-0 in the triple jump... also lettered in basketball. Personal: Born Nov. 7, 1983... son of Mitchell and Earnestine Yancy... majoring in criminal justice and would like to go into the Air Force.

Brandon Norman Sprints • Fr.-HS • 5-6 • 155 Tyler, Tex. (John Tyler HS)

High School: Competed on the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams... ran a 9.5 split on the 4x100, a 21.22 split on 4x200 and a 49.4 split on the 4x400 relays... also lettered in football. Personal: Born May 29, 1990... son of Gerald and Karen Norman... two siblings, Gerald and Jullian... majoring in business.

Chris Oyeku Hurdles/Jumps • So.-SQ • 5-11 • 150 Houston, Tex. (Alief Elsik HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: 60m Hurdles, 11th, 8.24 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Outdoor: Long Jump, 15th, 22-9.25 (NSU Invite, 4/12/08) Triple Jump, 17th, 45-5 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08)

2008 SLC Championships:

Indoor: Outdoor:

did not score did not score

Indoor:

60m Hurdles, 8.24 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 60m Dash, 7.53 (Razorback Invitational, 1/26/08) Long Jump, 21-10.25 (Razorback Invitational, 1/25/08) 110m Hurdles, 18.28 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08) Long Jump, 22-9.25 (NSU Invitational, 4/12/08) Triple Jump, 45-5 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08)

Career Best Marks:

Outdoor:

2008 Season: Competed in the 60 meter hurdles, 60 meter dash, long jump and triple jump in the indoor season and 110 meter hurdles, long jump, triple jump and a member of the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams for the outdoor season... in the indoor season, had a best finish of sixth place in the 60 meter hurdles at the Bayou Bengal when he was clocked at 8.36... had three top 10 finishes in the long jump in the outdoor season... placed fourth with a personal best of 22-9.25 at the NSU Invitational... finished 14th at the SLC championships in the triple jump with a personal best leap of 45-5. High School: Ran a 14.12 in the 110 hurdles and jumped 23-1 in the long jump and 470 in the triple jump at the AAU District Meet... ran a 38.67 in the 300 hurdles at the Conroe Relays... lettered three years in track and two in football. 16

Chris Pearson Distance • Sr.-3L • 5-9 • 145 Mount Vernon, Tex. (Mount Vernon HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: 800m, 15th, 1:59.12 (SLC Championships, 2/16/07) 1 Mile, 16th, 4:28.10 (Houston Indoor, 2/3/07) Outdoor: 800m, 8th, 1:53.54 (Texas Relays, 4/2/08)

2008 SLC Championships: Career Best Marks: Indoor:

800m, 3rd, 1:55.78

Indoor:

800m, 1:55.11 (Razorback Invitational, 1/26/08) 1 Mile, 4:28.10 (Houston Indoor, 2/3/07) 800m, 1:53.54 (Texas Relays, 4/2/08) 1500m, 4:00.22 (John McDonnell Invitational, 4/21/07)

Outdoor:

2008 Season: Competed in the 800 meter run for the indoor season and 800 meters, 1500 meters, 4x400 relay and 1600 sprint medley relay for the outdoor season... finished third at the SLC indoor meet in the 800s with a time of 1:55.78, just .51 seconds behind the winnerranked eighth in the SLC in the 800 meters after posting a personal best time of 1:53.54 at the Texas Relays... ran a personal best in the 800 meters with a 1:55.11 at the Razorback Indoor Invitational. 2007 Season: Academic Honor Roll for the fall semester... The Demons’ top cross country runner, placing in the top 10 in six meets and three top five finishes... Second at the Centenary Invitational and was 35th at the SLC Cross Country Championships... indoor season, finished 12th in the 800 meters (1:59.12) at the SLC Championships... outdoor season, had a fifth place finish in the 1500 meters (4:02.10) at the NSU Relays. 2006 Season: Won 1500m at Ty Terrell Relays… Finished sixth in 1500m at Dogwood Invitational posting personal best 4:10.27… Finished eighth in 1500m at Houston Invitational… Placed ninth in 1500m at Ole Miss Dual Meets. High School: District Champion in 1600m, 3200m and state Qualifier in both in senior season…lettered in cross country 2 years and track 4 years... Ran a 4:24 mile and a 9:45 two mile at the State Meet in 2005. Personal: Son of Chris Pearson and Suzanne Walker…has six siblings, Leslie, Leigh Anne, Ashley, Aaron, Zachary, and Erin…father is a captain for the Dallas Fire Department and mother is a bank vice president... majoring in business administration.

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D.J. Sellers Sprints • Fr.-HS • 5-6 • 160 Garland, Tex. (Lake Highlands HS)

High School: Ran the 100 meter dash and had a personal best of 10.7 his senior season... lettered four years in track... graduated with a 3.0 gpa. Personal: Born Jan. 24, 1990... only son of Greg Sellers and Natomi Pruitt... majoring in accounting.

Calvin Smith Jumps • Fr.-HS • 5-6 • 170 Garland, Tex. (Lake Highlands HS)

High School: Competed in the high jump at Jefferson High and cleared 6-8 as a senior... also lettered in football, basketball and baseball... graduated with a 3.2 gpa. Personal: Born Sept. 25, 1989... son of Wayne and Donna Smith... has four siblings... has a cousin, Malcolm Kelly, who plays football for the Washington Redskins... majoring in accounting.

Calvin Stoker Sprints • Fr.-HS • 5-10 • 175 Tatum, Tex. (Tatum HS) High School: A regional qualifier for three years in track, helping Tatum win the 2007 state track and field title … regional qualifier in the 100, 200 dashes and on the 400 meter relay team … All-State on Texas sports writers team as a return specialist, also All-East Texas … All-District as a receiver and cornerback … All-East Texas on defense as well … helped Tatum to the state finals after winning the state championship the previous two seasons... 3.1 grade point average. Personal: Born July 3, 1990... son of Vernon Stoker Jr. and Eleanor Stoker … one sister, Brittney … full name is Vernon Calvin Stoker III.

ify for the finals... that mark gave him the fifth best time of the season in the SLC... also ran a leg on the 4x100 and 1600 sprint medley relay teams... for the indoor season, ran a personal best time of 50.73 in the 400 meters at the UHBayou City Classic meet. Personal: Son of Tommy and Lorraine Thomas... one sister, Alexis... father is a captain for the Lake Charles Fire Department... majoring in physical education.

Buck Thompson Throws • Fr.-HS • 6-2 • 200 Winona, Tex. (Winona HS)

High School: Qualified for the Texas State Meet in the discus and shot put as a senior... threw 176-10 in the discus in the meet and a 57-7 in the shot put in the same meet... threw a 55-1 in the shot at the regional track meet... also lettered in football and basketball... graduated with a 3.5 gpa... member of the ‘A’ and ‘AB’ Honor Roll... member of FCA and FFA. Personal: Born Jan. 11, 1990... only son of DeeWayne and Julie Thompson... father was the state champion in the discus throw in 1976... majoring in health and exercise science and would like to become a coach or a personal trainer.

Brittian Valentine

Jeremy Thomas

Sprints • So.-1L • 5-7 • 150 Cedar Hill, Tex. (Cedar Hill HS)

Sprints • So.-1L • 5-9 • 148 Lake Charles, La. (Lake Charles-Boston HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Outdoor: 400m, 5th, 47.43 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08)

2008 SLC Championships: Career Best Marks: Outdoor:

400m, 7th, 48.33

Indoor: Outdoor:

400m, 50.73 (UH-Bayou City Classic, 2/9/08) 400m, 47.43 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08)

2008 Season: Placed seventh at the SLC outdoor championships in the 400 meters with a time of 48.33... ran a personal best of 47.43 in the preliminaries to qual-

2008 SLC Rankings:

Outdoor: 100m, 15th, 10.82 (NSU Invitational, 4/12/08) 200m, 20th, 21.97 (UTA Invitational, 5/3/08)

Career Best Marks: Indoor:

Outdoor:

60m, 7.17 (Razorback Invitational, 1/26/08) 200m, 22.69 (Razorback Invitational, 1/25/08) 100m, 10.82 (NSU Invitational, 4/12/08) 200m, 21.97 (UTA Invitational, 5/3/08)

2008 Season: In the outdoor season, ranked 15th in the conference in the 100 meter dash with a 10.82 timed at the NSU Invitational... ran a personals best of

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Breshon Williams Middle Distance • Fr.-HS • 6-2 • 153 Ruston, La. (Ruston HS)

High School: Ran the 800 meters, 1600 meters and a member of the 4x400 meter relay team... was clocked with a 4:46 in the 1600 meters at the district meet... as a junior, ran a best of 2:07 in the 800 meters at the indoor qualifiying meet.... graduated with honors... Air Force ROTC Colonel Commander of Cadets, FBLA, FCA, Young Lawyers, Peer Leaders, French Club. Personal: Born Aug. 25, 1990... son of Sandra Williams... two siblings, Jakia and Redd... sister, Jakia, was the first girl in Louisiana to break 11 minutes in a two-mile race... majoring in business administration... full name is JaDerian Breshon Williams.

NCAA Mideast Regionals in the hammer throw... tossed a personal best with a 186-5 toss at the NSU NCAA Qualfiers Meet... placed fourth at the SLC outdoor championships with a throw of 177-9... for the indoor season, placed second at the SLC championships in the weight throw with a toss of 60-06.25... threw a personal best of 61-02.25 at the UH-Bayou City Classic. 2007 Season: Did not compete. 2006 Season: Threw a personal best 150-11 in the discus throw at the LSU Alumni Gold outdoor meet (4/22)... had a personal best in the hammer throw of 164-03 at the SLC Outdoor Championships (5/13)... earned second team All-Louisiana honors for his hammer throw at the conference championships. 2005 Season: Finished 6th at Southland Conference Indoor Championship in weight throw. High School: All-City in discus and javelin…all-district in javelin…three time all-city as a pitcher…two time all-district pitcher…third in state in discus senior season…lettered three years in baseball, two years in track, and one year in basketball. Personal: Son of Edward and Deborah Yarbrough…father is a geologist…has a younger brother, Joseph (17)…majoring in industrial engineering.

Daniel Yarbrough Javelin/Throws • Sr.-3L • 6-3 • 234 Blanchard, La. (Northwood HS)

2008 SLC Championships:

Indoor: Weight Throw, 2nd, 60-06.25 Outdoor: Hammer Throw, 4th, 177-09

2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: Outdoor:

Weight Throw, 2nd, 61-02.25 (UH-Bayou City Classic, 2/9/08) Hammer Throw, 4th, 186-5 (NSU NCAA Qualifying, 5/17/08)

Indoor: Outdoor:

Weight Throw, 61-02.25 (UH-Bayou City Classic, 2/9/08) Discus, 150-11 (LSU Alumni Gold, 4/22/06) Hammer Throw, 186-5 (NSU NCAA Qualifying, 5/17/08)

Career Best Marks:

2008 Season: NCAA OUTDOOR REGIONAL QUALIFIER... Threw a 173-10 at the 18

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Walter P. Ledet Track Complex

The Northwestern State track team competed on a cinder oval in old Demon (Football) Stadium until the early 1970s, when the stadium underwent major renovations. A new facility exclusively for track and field was constructed adjacent to the football stadium and opened in 1977. The track was resurfaced in 1987 and 1995, but drainage problems near the third turn resulted in damage that prevented its use for home meets from 2002-06, although NSU was able to train at the track for all but one fall. The facility underwent a redesign, relocating some event venues and enhancing others, with installation of a world-class track, and reopened for competition for the 2007 season. The complex is named after legendary NSU athlete and coach Walter Ledet. Ledet was the first All-American athlete in the history of Northwestern State University, making the All-American football team in 1938. After his graduation, he became an assistant football and track coach, then was named the head track coach in 1952 and built a program which dominated the state for more than a decade. He guided the Demons to five straight Gulf States Conference chamionships from 1953-57. He retired as track coach in 1964. He was among the inaugural class of inductees for the Graduate ‘N’ Club Hall of Fame and was elected to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. He was also selected as a member of the NSU Top 100 Football Players of the Century this past fall.

Marking the 25th anniversary of Northwestern State's 1981 NCAA 4x100 meter relay victory, coach Jerry Dyes and the four All-American sprinters on the fabled team were enshrined on Oct. 28, 2006 in the Graduate N Club Hall of Fame, the highest honor Northwestern affords its former athletes and coaches. Pictured, left to right, are Dyes, Mark Duper, Victor Oatis, Carolyn Delaney, widow of Joe Delaney, and Mario Johnson. In the 1981 race, the Demons were an obvious crowd favorite, lining up against Georgia, Tennessee, Arizona State, San Jose State, Florida State, Arizona, Oklahoma State and Baylor in the final. 20

Legendary Demon track and field coaches, Jerry Dyes, Walter Ledet, and Leon Johnson.

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The 2009 Lady Demons Section Title Name

Event(s)

Hgt.

Cl.

Exp. Hometown (High School/Previous School)

Brittany Culotta

Distance

5-3

So.

1L

Baton Rouge, LA (Episcopal HS)

Jr.

2L

Natchitoches, LA (Natchitoches Central HS)

Jr.

2L

Copperas Cove, TX (Copperas Cove HS)

Chantel Bratton Samantha Flowers Anna Forest

Amanda Freeman

Throws Sprints Sprints

Sprints

DeJon Griffin

Throws

Kimberly Hudnall

Throws

Leslie Jordan

Throws

Courtney Hershberger Phyllis Iheanacho Lawana Perkins Trecey Rew

Whitney Smith

Shanae Steward Keyera Thomas Jessica Tuck

Shamaigun VanBuren

Distance

Sprints

Middle Distance Throws Sprints

Hurdles

High Jump

Sprints/Jumps Sprints

5-8 5-3

5-11 5-4 5-3 5-6 5-3 5-7 5-6 5-6 5-5 5-4 5-2 5-7 5-4 5-6

Fr.

Sr.

So. So. So. Jr.

Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr.

Sr. Fr. Jr.

So.

HS 2L

1L 1L 1L 2L

HS HS

Brenham, TX (Brenham HS)

Winnfield, LA (Winnfield HS)

Opelousas, LA (Opelousas HS)

Streetsboro, OH (Streetsboro HS) Jena (Jena HS)

Houston, TX (Westbury HS)

Longview, TX (Spring Hill HS)

Baytown, TX (Baytown Lee HS)

2L

Garland, TX (Garland HS)

3L

Bossier City, LA (Parkway HS)

2L HS

Desoto, TX (Desoto HS)

New Orleans, LA (Academy of Sacred Heart HS)

2L

Tyler, TX (John Tyler HS)

SQ

Monroe, LA (Wossman HS)

Carmen Wallace

Hurdles/Relay

5-9

So.

HS

Dubberly, LA (Lakeside HS)

October Wells

Sprints/Jumps

5-8

Sr.

SQ

Snyder, TX (South Plains CC) (Snyder HS)

Andrea Warren

Jazmen Williams Redd Williams

Sprints/Jumps Sprints

Distance

5-6 5-5

5-2

So. Jr.

So.

1L

2L

1L

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Lake Charles, LA (Lake Charles-Boston HS) Alexandria, LA (Alexandria Sr. HS)

Ruston, LA (Ruston HS)

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Chantel Bratton

Samantha Flowers

Throws • Fr.-HS • 5-8 Brenham, Tex. (Brenham HS)

Sprints • Sr.-2L • 5-3 Winnfield, La. (Winnfield HS)

High School: Placed second in the state in the shot put with a throw of 43-8… threw 44-7.75 at the regional qualifier meet… also threw the discus and had a best toss of 111-0 at the District 18-4A meet… lettered in basketball and volleyball in addition to track… a member of the National Honor Society, French Club, Ping Pong Club, FCA, Young Life, and ROTC. Personal: Born October 14, 1989… daughter of Herbert Bratton and Jacqueline Hicks… two siblings, David and Samuel… majoring in criminal justice and plans to become a police officer then a United State Marshal.

Brittany Colotta Distance • So.-1L • 5-3 Prairieville, La. (Episcopal HS) 2008 SLC Rankings: Outdoor:

400m Hurdles, 15th, 1:06.07 (LSU Alumni, 4/19/08)

2008 SLC Championships: Career Best Marks: Indoor:

800m, 3rd, 1:55.78

Indoor: Outdoor:

800m, 2:27.46 (Bayou Bengal Invitational, 2/1/08) 400m Hurdles, 1:06.07 (LSU Alumni, 4/19/08)

2008 Season: Ran the 800s during the indoor season and the 400 meter hurdles and 1600 meter sprint medley relays in the outdoor season… ran a personal best 2:27.46 in the 800 meters for a fourth place finish at the Bayou Bengal Invitational… outdoor, ran a 1:06.07 in the 400 meter hurdles at the LSU Alumni Gold… that time ranked her 15th in the SLC rankings. High School: Participated in three events in track and field and also ran on the cross country team at Episcopal High School… qualified for the state meet in both the 800 meters (2:21.9) and 4x400 split relays (58.9)… had a best time of 19:33 in a 3-mile cross country race… also lettered one season in soccer… a member of the St. Francis Society and Art Club and the president of the Science Club. Personal: Born May 10, 1988… daughter of Chris and Tammy Beckman… father is a high school basketball coach… two brothers, Timothy and Christopher… majoring in psychology with a minor in art.

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Career Best Marks:

200m 400m -

60m 7.74 (SLC Indoor Championshp prelims, 2/16/07) 100m - 12.08 (SLC Outdoor Championships, 5/14/06) 24.79 (SLC Outdoor Championships, 5/6/07) 56.31 (Arkansas John McDonnell Invite, 4/21/07)

2008 Season: Ran the 60 and 200 meters for the indoor season and did not compete during the outdoor season… ran a 7.95 in the 60 meters at the LSU Purple Tiger Invitational and a 26.33 in the 200 meters in the same meet. 2007 Season: Posted three career personal bests in the 60 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters… Finished second in the 400 meters at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/21) and had a fourth place finish in the 100 meters at the NSU Invitational outdoor meet (4/14)… Finished eighth in the 60 meters at the SLC indoor championships with a time of 7.89. 2006 Season: Finished sixth in the 400m at the Dogwood Invitational… Finished seventh in 100m and 200m at the Houston Invitational… Finished seventh in the 200m at the Ole Miss Dual Meets. 2005 Season: Did not compete due to injury. High School: Ran 100m and 200m and long jump all four years…runner-up in state 100m senior season…fourth at state in 200m junior season…twotime state runner-up in 4x100m relay team…fourth in state 4x200m relay sophomore season…long jump district champion junior season…lettered four years in track & field and three years as a cheerleader…named to Who’s Who Among High School Students…Academic All-State…member of Student Council, FCA, FBLA, 4-H club, and Homecoming court. Personal: Daughter of Samuel and Rita Flowers…has two brothers, Timothy and Terell, and two sisters, Sharita and Sabrina…Timothy is a Sgt. in Air Force…father is 10-year member of Winnfield Police Jury…has made the Honor Roll and Dean's List…member of FCA and AAC and is a tutor…member of Mu Epsilon Delta… majoring in biology with plans to attend dental school.

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Anna Forest

Amanda Freeman

Sprints • Jr.-2L • 5-11 Natchitoches, La. (Natchitoches Central HS)

Sprints • So.-1L • 5-4 Opelousas, La. (Opelousas HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Outdoor:

Indoor: 60m, 5th, 7.65 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 200m, 17th, 25.98 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 100m, 5th, 11.76 (NSU Invitational, 4/12/08) 200m, 9th, 24.35 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08)

2008 SLC Championships:

Indoor: Outdoor:

60m, 5th, 7.77 100m, 7th, 12.06 200m, 8th, 24.80

Career Best Marks: 60m (ID) 200m (ID) 100m (OD) 200m (OD) -

7.65 (SLC Indoor Championships, 2/22/08) 24.44 (SLC Outdoor Championships, 5/4/07) 11.76 (NSU Invitational, 4/12/08) 24.35 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08)

2008 Season: Placed seventh at the SLC outdoor championships in the 100 meters with a time of 12.06… was eighth in the 200 meters with a 24.80 time… ran a personal best 11.76 for a first place finish in the 100 meters at the NSU Invitational and ranking as the fifth fastest time in the SLC… personal best time of 24.35 in the 200 meters in the prelims of the SLC Championships… indoor season, placed fifth in the 60 meter dash at the SLC Championships with a time of 7.77… ran a personal best 7.65 in the preliminary round… also ran the 200 meters and ran a season-best 25.83 at the Razorback Invitational. 2007 Season: Six top 10 finishes in the outdoor season, winning in the 100 meter dash at the NSU Invitational (4/14)… Placed second in the 200 meters (24.59) in the same event… finished fifth in the 100 meters at the conference outdoor meet. High School: Lettered in basketball and track. Ran the 100 meter and 200 meter dash. Personal: Daughter of Dorothy Curry… has three sisters: Beverlen Curry, Karen Curry, and Merita Curry… majoring in business administration… nicknamed “Rudy.”

Career Best Marks:

60m (ID) 7.97 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 200m (ID) - 27.15 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 100m (OD) - 12.29 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08) 200m (OD) - 25.72 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08)

2008 Season: Ran the 60 and 200 meters in the indoor season and the 100 and 200 meters as well as being a member of the 4x100, 4x200 and 1600 sprint medley relay teams… in the indoor season, ran a personal best 7.97 in the preliminary round at the SLC Championships… outdoor, placed fifth at the Cowboy Relays in the 200 meters with a time of 12.43… ran a 12.35 at the UTA Invitational… ran a personal best of 25.72 in the 200 meters in the prelims at the SLC Championships. High School: As a senior, 100 meter parish meet champion and 200 meter runner-up… the 2007 outstanding track athlete at Opelousas High… 2006 and ’07 parish champions… ran a 12.2 in the 100 meters at the 2007 district meet… clocked a 26.09 in the 200 meters in the ’07 regional meet. Personal: Daughter of Sylvin Freeman, Sr. and Rosetta Freeman… two siblings, Sabrina Major and Sylvin Freeman, Jr… majoring in biology and has plans on becoming a forensic scientist.

De’Jon Griffin Throws • Jr.-2L • 5-3 Copperas Cove, Tex. (Coperas Cove HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: Weight Throw, 7th (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Outdoor: Discus, 7th, 141-02 (LSU Alumni Gold, 4/19/08) Hammer, 5th, 161-08 (Cowboy Relays, 3/22/08)

2008 SLC Championships: Indoor: Outdoor:

Weight Throw, 7th, 51-09.75 Hammer, 6th, 155-00

Indoor:

Shot Put, 36-04.25 (SLC Championships, 2/16/07) Weight Throw, 51-09.75 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Discus, 141-02 (LSU Alumni Gold, 4/19/08) Shot Put, 34-6.75 (NSU Relays, 3/7/07) Hammer, 161-08 (Cowboy Relays, 3/22/08)

Career Best Marks: Outdoor:

2008 Season: Had five top-5 finishes in the hammer throw in the outdoor season and placed sixth at the SLC Championships with a throw of 155-00… tossed it 161-08 at the Cowboy Relays for the fifth longest throw in the SLC for the season… threw the discus a personal best 141-02 at the LSU Alumni Gold and ranked seventh in the league with that toss... for the indoor season, placed seventh at the SLC Championships in the weight throw with a personal best toss of 51-09.75. 2007 Season: Had five top 10 finishes in her outdoor events... best finish was sixth in the discus at the Arkansas John McDonnell Invitational where she threw a personal best 136-10... placed seventh in the discus at the Louisiana

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The 2009 Lady Demons cross country, ran a 20:10 in the 5k district meet... four year letterwinner in cross country and track, three in basketball and one in soccer... a onetime Student of the Month. Personal: Daughter of Dan and Kris Hershberger... one sibling, Shane... majoring in business.

Classics with a throw of 134-01. High School: Lettered four years in track and one year in volleyball, softball, and powerlifting… threw a 133.5 in the discus and 40.8 in the shot put… named to the All-Academic team in 2005 and 2006. Personal: Daughter of Robert Lee Griffin, Jr and Jacqueline Griffin.… father is retired army… has one sister, Jihan Marie, and a brother, Robert Lee, III… is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes… majoring in fashion merchandising… nicknamed “Monee.”

Kimberly Hudnall Throws • So.-1L • 5-3 Jena, La. (Jena HS)

2008 SLC Rankings: Career Best Marks:

Courtney Hershberger Distance • Fr.-HS • 5-6 Streetsboro, Ohio (Streetsboro HS)

Career Best Marks:

1500m (OD) - 5:57.22 (NSU Invitational, 4/12/08)

2008 Season: Ran the 1500s in the outdoor season and timed a personal best 5:57.22 at the NSU Invitational... was the second Lady Demon to finish at the SLC Cross Country Championships, placing 71st overall with a time of 27:08... ran a personal best 23:01 in a 5k race at Louisiana-Monroe, finishing 17th... in the SLC pre-conference race at SFA, she finished 21st overall in the 6k race with a time of 27:54. 2007 Season: Scored in every cross county meet for the Lady Demons with a best finish of 10th at the NSU Invitational (10/12) after running a 13:44... finished 77th at the SLC meet with a time of 27:38, ranking as the fourth highest Lady Demon finisher. High School: Ran the 800 meters and did the high jump at Mantua High School... ran a personal best 2:28 in the 800 meters while clearing 5-0 in the high jump... in 24

2008 SLC Championships:

Outdoor: Javelin, 13th, 111-00 (UTA Invitational, 5/3/08) Outdoor:

Javelin, 9th, 107-07

Outdoor

Javelin, 111-00 (UTA Invitational, 5/3/08)

2008 Season: Threw the javelin in the outdoor season and ranked 13th in the conference with a presonal best toss of 111-00 for a fifth place finish at the UTA Invitational... did not score at the conference outdoor meet but placed ninth with a throw of 107-07... had a third place finish at the Tiger Relays with a 108-00 throw... finished fifth at both the Cowboy Relays (105-11) and the NSU Invitational (102-04). High School: The 2006 Louisiana state champion in the javelin throw with a toss of 11200... threw 124-0.25 at the Bolton Relays... member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club... lettered four years in track and field. Personal: Born 11/21/87... daughter of David and Elizabeth Hudnall... two sisters, Rebecca and Stephanie... majoring in health and exercise science... plans to attend physical therapy school.

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The 2009 Lady Demons Section Title

Phyllis Iheanacho

Leslie Jordan

Sprints • So.-1L • 5-7 Houston, Tex. (Westbury HS)

Throws • Fr.-HS • 5-6 Longview, Tex. (Spring Hill HS)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: 400m, 13th, 58.80 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Outdoor: 400m, 12th, 57.62 (LSU Alumni Gold, 4/19/08)

Career Best Marks:

Indoor Outdoor

400m, 58.79 (Razorback Invitational, 1/20/07) 400m, 56.58 (SLC Championships, 5/4/07)

2008 Season: Ranked 12th in the outdoor season in the 400 meters with a season-best clocking of 57.62 at the LSU Alumni Gold meet... had two top five finishes in the 400 meters in the outdoor season and one in the indoor season... ran a 1:00.63 for a fourth place finish at the LSU Purple Tiger Indoor Invitational... had a season-best time of 1:00.50 for a 14th place finish at the UH-Bayou City Indoor Classic... also a member of the outdoor 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 1600 sprint medley relay teams. 2007 Season: Had three top 10 finishes in the 400 meters with a personal best time of 56.58 in the prelims at the SLC Outdoor Championships... finished fourth at the John McDonnell Invitational (4/21) with a time of 58:26... was sixth at the NSU Invitational (4/14) with a 58.49 clocking... for the indoor season, ran a personal best 58.79 in the 400 meters at the Razorback Invitational (1/20)... was also a member of the Lady Demon 4x400 meter relay team that finished fourth in the SLC in the indoor season and sixth for the outdoor season. High School: Lettered four years in track. Ran the 400 meters in 56.5 seconds, the 800 meters in 2:17, and 15:15 in the two mile. Named to the honor roll and the Texas Scholars. Personal: Daughter of Samuel and Christiana Iheanacho… mother is a social worker… has four siblings: Nancy, Preston, Franklin, and Davis… majoring in psychology and has plans on going to graduate school.

High School: Competed at the state regional meet in both the shot put (43-4.25) and discus (137-4)... letter four years in track and field and powerlifting... two year letterwinner in volleyball and one in basketball... earned academic all-district honors her sophomore through senior years... Texas Scholar... Who’s Who Among American High School Seniors... a member of the FCA, Spanish Club, and school newspaper staff. Personal Born 5/4/90... daughter of Tim and Janie Jordan... has a sister, Julie, and a brother, Justin... Julie was a thrower for Texas A&M-Commerce... majoring in history with a minor in journalism.

Lawana Perkins Middle Distance • Fr.-HS • 5-6 Baytown, Tex. (Baytown Lee HS) High School: Ran the 400 and 800 meters and also competed on the cross county team... ran a 57.00 in the 400 meters as a junior and a 2:18.00 in the 800 meters as a senior... her junior year in cross country, run a 12:40 in a two-mile race... lettered three years in track and three in cross country... graduated with a 3.75 gpa... member of the student council, Christian Student Union, and PALS. Personal Born 6/6/90... daughter of Arthur and Ellen Perkins... one sister, Tianna... majoring in general studies.

Trecey Rew Throws • Jr.-2L • 5-5 Garland, Tex. (Garland HS)

2008 Regional Qualifier 2008 All-Louisiana 2008 SLC All-Academic 2008 USTFCCA All-Academic

2008 SLC Rankings: Indoor:

Outdoor:

Shot Put, 3rd, 46-04 (SLC Championships, 2/16/07) Weight, 11th, 52-00.50 (SLC Championships, 2/16/07) Shot Put, 1st, 49-6.50 (Tiger Relays, 3/29/08) Discus, 1st, 164-6 (NCAA MidEast Regionals, 5/30/08)

2008 SLC Championships: Indoor:

Outdoor:

Shot Put, 1st, 49-09.25 Weight, 6th, 53-05 Shot Put, 3rd, 43-9 Discus, 1st, 151-06

Career Best Marks: Indoor

Outdoor

Shot Put, 49-09.25 (SLC Championships, 2/23/08) Weight, 53-05 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Shot Put, 49-6.50 (Tiger Relays, 3/29/08) Discus, 164-6 (NCAA MidEast Regionals, 5/30/08)

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The 2009 Lady Demons discus (151-06)... NCAA Mid-East qualifier in both the shot put and discus... threw a personal best 164-6 in the discus at the regionals... also tossed a personal best in the shot put with her 49-6.50 at teh Tiger Relays... in the indoor season, had personal bests in both the shot put (49-09.25) and the weight throw (53-05)... had five first place finishes in the shot put during the outdoor season... never place out of the top five in any meet... had two firt place finishes in the discus and five top five finishes... earned All-Louisiana honors and earned a spot on the SLC AllAcademic team. 2007 Season: NCAA Regional qualifier in the shot put where she finished 24th with a 44-06.25 measure... place ninth in the shot (45-11.25) and 15th (141-06) in the discus at the Junior Track & Field Championships... fourth in the SLC indoor season in the shot with a personal best throw of 46-04... third in the SLC Outdoor Championships (46-08.25)... had three second place finishes in the shot in the outdoor season and five top 5 finishes in six meets... two second place finishes in the discus... All-Louisiana, SLC AllAcademic, Junior Track and Field Championships, USTFCCA AllAcademic. High School: Lettered four years in track and three years in basketball. Threw a 125’ in the discus at Regionals and a 43.3 in the shot put at Regionals. Member of National Honor Society, Texas Scholar, and Who’s Who Among American Athletes. Personal: Daughter of Tacia Dillard… has four siblings: Cinque, Jonquill, Chris, and Tia… has two children, Tacia-Cherie and Billie Neal… member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes… majoring in journalism and would like to be a writer for the Cosmopolitan magazine and throw the shot for Team USA... is the RSO editor of the NSU yearbook staff.

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Whitney Smith Sprints • Jr.-2L• 5-4 DeSoto, Tex. (DeSoto HS) 2008 SLC Rankings:

Outdoor:

Indoor: 60m, 11th, 7.82 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 200m, 16th, 25.89 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 100m, 11th, 12.01 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08) 200m, 13th, 24.72 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08)

2008 SLC Championships: Career Best Marks: Indoor:

60m, 12th, 7.87

Indoor

60m, 7.82 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 200m, 25.89 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 100m, 12.01 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08) 200m, 24.72 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08)

Outdoor

2008 Season: Ran personal bests in both the 60 and 200 meters in the indoor season and in the 100 and 200 meters in the outdoor season... placed 12th at the SLC Indoor Championships in the 60 meters with a time of 7.87... had a best finish of 8th in the 200 meters at the Bayou Bengal Invitational with a time of 26.06... in the outdoor season, placed fourth at the Cowboy Relays in the 100 meters with a 12.33 clocking... ran a personal best time of 12.01 at the SLC Championships to rank as the 11th fastest time in the league for the season... had two top five finishes... also a member of the 4x100 relay team that had five first place finishes and the 4x200 meter relay team with two second place finishes. 2007 Season: In outdoor, ran the 100 and 200 meters and was part of the 4x400 meter relay ‘B’ team... ran a personal best 12.56 in the 100 meters and a 25.36 in the 200 meters, both at the SLC Championships... in the indoor season, ran a 7.97 in the 60 meters and a 26.27 in the 200 meters, both at the SLC Indoor Championships. High School: Lettered in track & field. Ran an 11.9 in the 100 meters and a 25.5 in the 200 meters. Named the marketing & economics Student of the Year. Member of Texas Scholars and BPA. Personal: Born 10/13/87... daughter of Henry and Cheryl Smith… father is a pastor and mother is an accountant… has two older brothers, Christopher and Julius… majoring in psychology.

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Shanae Steward Sprints/Jumps • Sr.-3L • 5-2 Bossier City, La. (Parkway HS)

2005, 2006, 2007 Regional Qualifier

office manager…has a brother, Devin…cousin, Yamira Bell plays for the Miami Dolphins…made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2005 semester…majoring in nursing…hopes to compete in the Olympics one day.

2007 SLC Rankings:

Outdoor:

Keyera Thomas

Indoor: 60m Hurdles, 1st (SLC Championships, 2/16/07) Triple Jump, 2nd (Bayou Bengal Invite, 1/26/07) 100m Hurdles, 3rd (UTA Bobby Lane Invite, 3/31/07) Triple Jump, 9th, ULL Louisiana Classics, 3/17/07)

High Jump • Fr.-HS • 5-7 New Orleans, La. (Sacred Heart HS)

2007 SLC Championships: Indoor:

60m Hurdles, 1st, 8.51 Triple Jump, 6th, 38-00.25 Triple Jump, 11th, 36-05.75

Career Best Marks:

Outdoor: Indoor

Outdoor

60m Hurdles, 8.48 (SLC Championships, 2/16/07) 200m, 26.00 (Razorback Invitational, 1/19/07) Triple Jump, 39-01 (Bayou Bengal Invite, 1/26/07) 100m Hurdles, 13.60 (NCAA Mideast Regional, 5/26/06) 100 meters, 12.13 (UTA Bobby Lane Invite, 3/31/06) 200 meters, 25.90 (Ole Miss Dual, 3/24/06) Triple Jump, 39-11.75 (SLC Championships, 5/15/06)

2008 Season: Redshirted 2007 Season: SLC indoor champion in the 60 meter hurdles with a 8.48 clocking... earned a outdoor NCAA Mideast Regional berth with a 13.73 time in the 100 meter hurdles...placed 24th at the regionals with a 14.42 time... had two second place finishes in teh 100 hurdles, at the Louisiana Classics and the SLC Outdoor Championships... finished second at the NSU Relays in the triple jump with a 37-8.50... leaped 37-10 to finish third at the Louisiana Classics... for the indoor season, jumped a personal best 39-01 at the LSU Bayou Bengal Invitational. 2006 Season: Won 100m hurdles at Dogwood Invitational and SLC Outdoor Championships… Runner up in 100m hurdles at Ole Miss Dual Meets and Houston Invitational… Placed fourth in triple jump at Ole Miss Dual Meets and SLC Outdoor Championships where she posted a personal best of 39-06… Took fifth in 100m hurdles at Louisiana Classics and UTA Bobby Lane Invitational… Posted a personal best 13.60 in the 100m hurdles, placing 13th at the NCAA Mideast Regional. 2005 Season: 4th at Outdoor SLC in 100 Hurdles...Regional Qualifier...Jr. Olympics qualifier in 100m hurdles and triple jump…11th in Nation under 20 years old. Personal: Daughter of David and Anna Steward…father is a retired Air Force contractor and mother is a State Farm

High School: Cleared a personal best 5-7 at the district high school meet as her senior year... lettered four years in track.

Personal: Born 1/6/90... daughter of Daryl Thomas and Shannon Bobb... father is a Louisiana State Trooper... two siblings, Alexandra and Victoria... majoring in psychology.

Jessica Tuck Sprints/Jumps • Sr.-3L • 5-4 Tyler, Tex. (John Tyler HS)

2008 Regional Qualifier 2008 All-Louisiana 2008 USTFCCA All-Academic

2008 SLC Rankings:

Indoor: Outdoor:

Long Jump, 9th, 18-02.5 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) Long Jump, T-5th, 19-11 (NSU Invitational, 4/12/08)

Indoor: Outdoor:

Long Jump, 8th, 18-02.5 Long Jump, 8th, 19-00.75

Indoor

60m, 7.86 (SLC Championships, 2/18/06) 200m, 27.11 (Purple Tiger Invite, 1/14/06) Long Jump, 18-08.75 (Bayou Bengal Invite, 1/27/06) 100m, 12.26 (Ole Miss Dual, 3/31/06) 200m, 24.50 (UTA Bobby Lane, 3/24/06) Long Jump, 20-3.50 (SLC Championships, 5/14/06)

2008 SLC Championships: Career Best Marks:

Outdoor

2008 Season: NCAA Mideast Regional qualifier in the long jump after she leaped 19-11 at the NSU Invitational... that mark ranked her tied with the fifth longest long jump in the conference... placed eighth in the long jump at both the SLC indoor and outdoor meets... also ran the 100 and 200 meters as well as being a part of the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams for the outdoor season... ran the 60 meter dash in the indoor season... earned All-Louisiana honors and United States Track and Field Cross Country Association. 2007 Season: Did not compete. 2006 Season: Qualified to the NCAA Mideast Regional in the long jump after her second place finish in the SLC Outdoor Championships with a 20-3.50 mark... finished eighth at the UTA Bobby Lane Relays in the 200 meters with a time of 24.50... for the indoor season, leaped a personal best 188.75 in the long jump to place seventh at the Bayou Bengal Invitational.

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The 2009 Lady Demons High School: A member of the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relay team as well as a long jumper for John Tyler High School... best long jump of 18-11.50... lettered three years in track and four in volleyball... a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Marilyn and the late Dewayne Tuck... two siblings, Yolanda Mattock and Tenika McKenzie... NSU Athletic Honor Roll and Dean’s Lists the last three years... majoring in psychology with an emphasis in substance abuse... would like to become a counselor for people with marriage or family problems.

meter relay teams as a senior... lettered four years in track and four in basketball at Wossman High. Personal: Daughter of Robert Hargrove and Teresa VanBuren... one of 10 brothers and sisters... majoring in criminal justice.

Carmen Wallace Hurdles/Relay • So.-HS • 5-9 Dubberly, La. (Lakeside HS)

High School: Did not compete in track in high school but lettered three years in basketball... graduated in the top five of her class with a 3.8 gpa... Senior Scholar of the Year and ‘A’ Honor Roll... Senior Class Vice President... National Honor Society. Personal: Born Carmen Shanise Wallace on October 16, 1987... daughter of Kenneth and Sharon Wallace... three brothers, Kenneth, Jermaine and Armon, and two sisters, Nadine and Arnedia... mother played basketball for the Lady Demons while brother, Jermaine, became a NSU hero when his three-pointer with 0.5 second remaining lifted the Demons to a 64-63 win over Iowa in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Basketball Tournament... majoring in electronic engineering and will graduate in the fall of 2010... plans to attend graduate school.

Shamaigun VanBuren Andrea Warren

Sprints • So.-HS • 5-6 Monroe, La. (Wossman HS)

Sprints/Jumps • So.-1L • 5-6 Lake Charles, La. (Lake Charles-Boston HS)

Career Best Marks:

Career Best Marks:

Indoor

Outdoor

60m, 7.98 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 200m, 26.45 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 100m, 12.31 (NSU Invitational, 4/12/08)

2008 Season: Ran the 100 meters as well as being a member of the 4x100, 4x200 and 1600 sprint medley relay teams for the outdoor season... ran a personal best 12.31 for a fourth place finish at the NSU Invitational... in the outdoor season, ran the 60 meters and 200 meter dash... ran a 7.98 at the SLC Indoor Championships in the 60 meters and had a best time of 26.45 in the 200 meters in the preliminary round at the SLC indoor meet. High School: Competed in the Louisiana State Meet as a junior in the 200 meters, running a 25:03... also a member of the 4x100 and 4x200 28

Indoor

400m, 58.08 (Razorback Invitational, 1/26/08) Long Jump, 18-07.25 (LSU Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) 400m, 58.20 (LSU Alumni Gold, 4/19/08)

2008 SLC Rankings:

Outdoor Indoor:

Outdoor:

400m, 10th, 58.08 (Razorback Invitational, 1/26/08) Long Jump, T-6th, 18-07.25 (LSU Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) 400m, 16th, 58.20 (LSU Alumni Gold, 4/19/08)

Indoor:

Long Jump, 10th, 17-10.75

2008 SLC Championships:

2008 Season: Ranked 16th in the SLC in the 400 meters after a personal best time of 58.20 she ran at the LSU Alumni Gold outdoor meet... had a sixth place finish in the 400s with a time of 1:00.76 at the NSU Invitational... a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that placed second at the NSU Invitational with a time of 3:59.12... for the indoor season, placed 10th at the SLC Championships in the long jump with a leap of 17-10.75... jumped a personal best 18-07.25 at the Bayou Bengal Invitational to place fourth... also competed in the 400 meters and ran a personal best 57.78 at the Razorback Invitational. High School: Competed in the Louisiana State Meet in both the 200 meters (25.4) and the 800 meters (2:16.30)... ran a 56.8 in the 400 meters at the Barbe Relays and jumped 18-9 in the long jump at the district meet... also ran cross country with a best time of 21:08 in a 3-mile race... Secretary of her

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class... National Honor Society... Mua Alpa Theta... French Club. Personal: Daughter of Donald and Angela Warren... three brothers and sisters... majoring in housing and interior.

The 2009 Lady Demons Section Title

Jazmin Williams Sprints • Jr.-2L• 5-5 Alexandria, La. (Alexandria Senior High) 2008 SLC Rankings:

Outdoor:

Indoor: 60m, 14th, 7.87 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 200m, 8th, 25.40 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 100m, 10th, 12.00 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08) 200m, 11th, 24.57 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08)

2008 SLC Championships:

Indoor: Outdoor:

200, 6th, 25.40 100m, 8th, 12.09

Indoor:

60m, 7.87 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 200m, 25.40 (SLC Championships, 2/22/08) 100m, 12.00 (SLC Championships, 5/10/08) 200m, 24.49 (John McDonnell Invite, 4/21/07)

Career Best Marks:

Outdoor:

October Wells Sprints/Jumps • Sr.-SQ • 5-8 Snyder, Tex. (Snyder HS/South Plains College)

Career Best Marks: Indoor

60m, 8.19 (LSU Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) 200m, 25.90 (Razorback Invitational, 1/25/08)

2008 Season: Ran the 60 meter and 200 meter dashes for the indoor season... ran a personal best 8.19 in the 60 meters at the LSU Bayou Bengal and was clocked with a personal best 25.90 in the 200 meter dash at the Razorback Invitational. Prior to NSU: Ran the 100 and 200 meters at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas... ran a 25.2 in the 200 as a freshman then topped that with a 24.8 as a sophomore. High School: Ran the 100 and 200 meters and did the long and triple jump at Snyder High School... ran a 24.70 in the 200 meters at the Texas State meet... jumped 18-9.25 in the long jump and 37-9 in the triple jump at the regional meet... lettered four years in track. Personal: Daughter of James and Terri Wells... one of seven brothers and sisters... majoring in psychology and has plans on going into sports psychology.

2008 Season: Placed sixth in the 200 meters at the conference indoor meet with a time of 25.40 and was eighth at the league outdoor meet in the 100 meters with a 12.09 clocking... for the outdoor season, had two second place finishes in the 200 meters (Cowboy Relays and NSU Invitational)... placed third at the Cowboy Relays in the 100 meters... also a member of the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 meter relay teams... had three first place finishes as part of the 4x100 relay team... for the indoor season, ran a personal best 7.87 in the 60 meters in the preliminary round at the SLC Indoor Championships... had four top five finishes in the 200 meters. 2007 Season: Finished eighth at the SLC outdoor meet in the 100 meters with a personal best time of 12.02... had a best finish of third in the 200 meters at hte NSU Invitational with a 24.71... ran a personal best 24.53 in the 200 meters in the preliminary round at the SLC outdoor championships, just missing out on the finals... indoor season, ran a 7.87 in the 60 meters at the SLC meet and had a personal best 25.48 in the 200 meters at the same meet. High School: Lettered four years in track. Ran a 24.8 second 200 meters at the 2004 State Meet. Member of Junior Volunteers and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal: Daughter of Darrell and Virgie Williams… mother is a LPN… has three siblings: Quatisha (18), Darrell (16), and Ezekiel (10)… sister, Quatisha is a member of the Louisiana Tech track and field team... majoring in biology and has plans to go into physical therapy.

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The 2009 Lady Demons Section Title

Redd Williams Distance • So.-1L • 5-2 Ruston, La. (Ruston HS)

Career Best Marks:

Indoor 1 Mile Run, 5:46.35 (LSU Bayou Bengal, 2/1/08) Outdoor 1500m, 5:18.36 (Tiger Relays, 3/29/08) 3000m, 12:11.99 (NSU Relays, 3/14/08)

2008 Season: In the cross country season, was the third Lady Demon to finish at the SLC Championships, placing 79th overall with a time of 28:09... placed 12th at the NSU Invitational with a clocking of 22:38.78 in the 5K race... and was ninth at the Centenary meet with a 27.06 time in the 6K run... she tied that mark at the pre-conference meet at SFA and finished 16th overall in the 6K race... for the indoor season, she ran a personal best 5:46.35 in the one mile run at the LSU Bayou Bengal... competed in the 1500 and 3000 meters in the outdoor season. 2007 Season: Competed in two races in the cross country season for the Lady Demons in the cross country season... led the team with an eighth place finish and a 15:51 time at the Louisiana Tech meet... finished fifth with Naumy Bor with a 32:42 at the SFA Lumberjack dual scoring meet. High School: A four-time All-State performer in track and field and a three-time All-State runner in cross country... won two state championships in cross country and track... ran the 400 and 1600 meters at Ruston High School and also competed in cross country... clocked at 59.2 in the 400 meters and 5:18 in the 1600 meters... also ran a 18:30 in a 5k cross country race. Personal: Daughter of Derrick Smith, Sr. and Sandra Williams... two siblings, Jakia and Breshon... Breshon is also a member of the NSU track and field team... majoring in health and exercise science.

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The oldest institution in the University of Louisiana System, Northwestern State University has a long tradition of academic excellence in a student-centered environment. Founded in 1884 as the State Normal School, Northwestern was originally dedicated to the education of teachers. Northwestern gradually added programs in nursing, business, liberal arts, the sciences and graduate programs. Today, NSU offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. One hundred percent of eligible academic programs have received accreditation from national or international accrediting agencies. Northwestern has nationally-recognized programs in computer information systems, creative and performing arts, nursing, educational technology and industrial technology. The university has put an emphasis on incorporating technology in the classroom, working to provide students with cuttingedge technology that is applicable to the workplace. Northwestern is also home to the Louisiana Scholars' College, the state's designated honors program in the arts and sciences. The university is also preparing for changes in higher education by aggressively seeking new ways to deliver to courses to students. Northwestern has taken a leadership role in electronic delivery of classes as students are taking classes via the Internet, compressed video or desktop video. Seventeeen degree programs are available completely online. Enrollment at Northwestern is more than 9,000 students. The university has more than 70,000 alumni in all 50 states and 12 countries. Students come primarily from Louisiana. Located in Natchitoches, the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, the university and community value history. Part of the university is entered in the National Register of Historic Places. The university is home to the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, a unit of the National Park Service dedicated to promoting and enhancing the preservation and conservation of prehistoric and historic resources in the United States. Northwestern seeks to provide a well-rounded education for its students, allowing them to take part in a variety of extracurricular activities. More than 80 chartered organizations are available to enhance what is learned in the classroom.


University Administration Section Title Dr. Randall J. Webb Northwestern State President

When Dr. Randall J. Webb became Northwestern State University’s 17th president in July 1996, his objective was to make NSU the best institution it could be. And in his 13th year on the job, it is apparent Webb is achieving that goal. Under his leadership, Northwestern was the first public college or university in Louisiana to have 100 percent of its eligible academic programs nationally accredited. During Webb’s tenure, enrollment exceeded 10,000 students for the first time, peaking at 10,505 students in the fall of 2004. The university also set a record for total graduates in an academic year in 2005-06 and 2006-07. With the implementation of selective admissions in the fall of 2005, the academic preparation of freshmen students has increased considerably. Overall enrollment has decreased as a result for the past two years, but the student population should begin to move up again by 2010. Northwestern has improved its academic programs while attracting better students. The average ACT score of students has risen under Webb’s tenure. Student leaders are choosing NSU in large numbers. The university has dramatically increased the number of high school valedictorians and salutatorians among first-time freshmen. While Webb has been president, Northwestern has increased the level of external funding for federal, state and private sources. The university has raised more than $31 million from alumni, friends, supporters and private industry in its first-ever capital campaign, which exceeded its goal by more than $12 million. The university has received donations or pledges for its first three $1 million endowed chairs. Northwestern also has 34 endowed professorships worth $100,000 each. NSU has also moved boldly to deliver instruction to students wherever they are. Under Webb, the university has become a leader among state institutions in bringing classes to students by compressed video and the Internet. The university offers nine degree programs via the Internet and is looking to add more programs in the future. More than half of the students at Northwestern take an electronic class. Under Webb, the university has modernized and improved its facilities. A $6.9 million Wellness, Recreation, and Activity Center was completed in the center of the campus on the site of the old Intramural Building; projects to renovate Morrison Hall and the Family and Consumer Sciences Building were also completed; and work on the remodeling of Williamson Hall and the demolition and reconstruction of West Caspari Hall took place. Northwestern has also built University Place, a new residence hall, and another new residence hall on the site of Rapides Hall will open in the fall of 2008. A one-time walk-on center for the Northwestern football team as an undergraduate, Webb has been one of the most avid supporters of the university’s athletic programs. Since returning to the Northwestern campus in 1989, Webb has been active as a donor and volunteer. In 1994, he oversaw a successful Northwestern Athletic Association board of directors and served on the NSU Athletic Council. In 1995-1996, Webb was in charge of the Athletic Integrity Subcommittee for the university’s NCAA Certification Self-Study. He served on the prestigious and powerful NCAA Executive Council, which oversees all major policy decisions by the governing body for major college sports. A 1965 graduate of Northwestern in mathematics and business education, Webb earned a master of science in mathematics from NSU in 1966. He received a doctorate in education from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1971 with a concentration in mathematics and research. Webb was a member of the faculty at Longwood College in Farmville, Va., from 1966 until 1974. From 1974 until 1976, Webb was the director of Higher

Education and Teacher Certification in the Louisiana Department of Education. In 1976, Webb moved to Southeastern Louisiana University where he served as director of institutional research and EEO officer from 1976 until 1983 and registrar and a part-time faculty member in mathematics from 1983 until 1989. Webb returned to NSU in 1989 as dean of Instruction and Graduate Studies and professor of mathematics. In that position, U N I V E R S I T Y A D M I N I S T R A T I O N President he exercised campus-wide . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Randall J. Webb responsibility for policy devel- Provost and Vice President for Academic and opment, planning, advance- Student Affairs ment, and review of both grad- . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Thomas Hanson uate and undergraduate pro- Vice President for External Affairs grams. While Webb was in . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jerry D. Pierce, B.A. Vice President for Business Affairs that role, graduate enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carl Jones, MBA increased by 35 percent and Vice President for University Affairs internal funding for faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marcus Jones research increased by 200 Vice President for Technology, Research and Economic Development percent. As dean, Webb proposed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Darlene Williams Executive Assistant to the President the concept for NSU’s suc- . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Crew cessful Freshman Connection Program. He also served as a member of the writing team for a grant proposal that resulted in a five year $1.7 million Title III grant to improve student retention. Webb chaired the Steering Committee for Northwestern's Self-Study for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He has also been active in the community as a member of the board of directors of the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce. Webb was also a member of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches, the Natchitoches Historic Foundation and the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Society. Webb and his wife Brenda have two daughters, both honor graduates of Northwestern. Tamara and her husband, former Demon All-American pitcher Reggie Gatewood, are the parents of two children. Lauren is married to former Demon baseball player Nick Simokatis, and they have two sons.

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University Administration Jerry Pierce

Vice President/External Affairs

DEMONS’ DECADE OF EXCELLENCE

Highlights of NSU athletics in the first 10 years under the leadership of Dr. Randall Jerry Pierce is the Cal Ripken of the Northwestern Webb, Vice President Jerry Pierce and State athletic program. Day after day, year after year, Pierce is in the lineup, Director of Athletics Greg Burke

fielding his position with aplomb, and delivering at the plate, knocking a ball out of the park from time to time but always taking an understated profile, seeing himself as a role player. Beginning his 43rd year on the university's staff, Pierce's impact on NSU and the city of Natchitoches can't be measured as easily as Ripkin's Baseball Hall of Fame statistics, but they are equally indelible. He begins his 18th year as vice president of external affairs at Northwestern. A significant aspect of his job is oversight of intercollegiate athletics. Pierce works closely with athletic director Greg Burke, associate AD Donnie Cox and all NSU coaches and staff members to keep Northwestern athletics competing at a championship level week after week, month after month and year after year. Well before moving into the executive position, Pierce had already served his alma mater, adopted hometown and state with distinction. In his role as vice president, he oversees university operations in athletics, alumni and development, public and media relations and assists President Dr. Randall J. Webb in governmental affairs activities. Many of those duties were his since the 1970s as he worked under four previous presidents as Northwestern advanced from NAIA to NCAA College Division to NCAA Division I athletic status in 1977. A 1961 graduate of Northwestern, Pierce served as trainer for the Demon football team during his college years, working closely with legendary coach Jack Clayton. After earning his journalism degree, Pierce went to work for the New Orleans Times Picayune, serving as a reporter and editor. He was named executive sports editor at the age of 24. In 1965, he chose to raise his two sons in Natchitoches and returned to NSU as sports information director. He was promoted to news bureau director two years later and assumed additional responsibilities in athletics, alumni affairs and other areas through the years. He founded, in 1972, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame facility in Prather Coliseum on the NSU campus, providing a home for an entity created in 1958. He established annual induction activities that remain in place nearly four decades later, and served as director of the Hall for 19 years until his promotion to vice president forced him to step aside from the volunteer post. He helped guide Northwestern into three athletic conferences (Trans America, 1979; Gulf Star, 1983; Southland, 1987) and NCAA Division I status in 1977. He is a past president of the Southland and has served the conference through other offices and committee positions. In 1994, he was named one of Louisiana's 20 most influential sports figures by the Times-Picayune. Also on the list were New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, LSU athletic director Joe Dean and basketball coach Dale Brown, and Grambling football coaching legend Eddie Robinson. His salesmanship and managerial skills were instrumental in convincing Tri-Star Productions to film the 1989 smash hit movie Steel Magnolias, with an all-star cast including Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Dylan McDermott in Natchitoches and on the NSU campus. The movie's impact on tourism in Natchitoches continues to resonate more than a decade later. Pierce is regarded as one of the most effective legislative liaisons for Louisiana's higher education system. He is also a popular after dinner speaker and master of ceremonies who has spoken at hundreds of events since 1965. Pierce has been on regional champion and national finalist USTA tennis teams as a player and coach. Pierce and his wife Regina, a teacher, live on Cane River Lake in Natchitoches. He has two sons, Randy and Rick, both NSU graduates; and three grandchildren, twins Evan and Amanda, 19, and Miranda, 8, and two stepchildren, Nicholas and Natalie. 36

22 Southland Conference Championships (7 sports)

Football (1997, 1998, 2004), basketball (2005,

2006), women’s basketball (1999, 2004), baseball

(1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005), women’s soccer (2000), softball (1998, 1999, 2000), men’s track and field (1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002). (1997-98).

All-Sports

10 SLC Tournament Championships (4 sports)

Basketball (2001, 2006), women’s soccer (1997,

2000, 2002, 2005), women’s basketball (2004) and softball (1998, 2000, 2002).

16 Postseason Appearances (6 sports)

Football - FCS Division playoffs (1997, 1998, 2001,

2002, 2004); basketball (2001, 2006); women’s bas-

ketball (2004); baseball (2005); softball (1998,

2000, 2002); women’s soccer (2000, 2002, 2005). Women’s Basketball also played in the 1999 WNIT. 45 National Awards (5 sports)

All-America awards - track and field (18), football

(19), baseball (1). Academic All-America honors – softball (2), baseball (2).

National Football

Foundation Scholar-Athlete (1); NCAA Postgraduate

Scholarship (1); basketball - 2006 Pontiac Game Changing Performance $100,000 Scholarship

3 Olympic Competitors (2 sports)

Track and field alumni LaMark Carter (2000) Kenta Bell (2004 and 2008) represented the USA in the Olympic Games in the triple jump. Fomer Demon

basketball player Dr. Gayle Hatch was the USA’s head men’s weightlifting coach in the 2004 Athens Games.

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Athletic Administration Section Title He received the 2006 “Outstanding Alumni Award” from his alma mater, Marlington High School in Alliance, Ohio, recognizing his community service and professional achievements. Burke became one of only 21 alumni honDirector of Athletics ored since the award was instituted in 1982. In June 2006, he was a featured speaker and panelist at the National Now in his 13th year as director of athletics at Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors convention in New Orleans. Burke Northwestern State, Greg Burke has shown an spoke on "Budgets at Non-BCS Schools" in a breakout session to members amazing knack for maximizing resources, an of the College Athletic Business Managers of America at the NACDA convenastounding ability to be integrally involved in each tion. He took part in a panel discussion of "Fundraising from an Athletic of NSU's athletic teams, and he's demonstrated a Director's Perspective" speaking to the National Association of Athletic Midas touch in hiring coaches. Development Directors. Athletics director at Northwestern since speakSince 2007, Burke has been a member of the prestigious NCAA ing at the annual NSU/Indepedence Bowl Kickoff Championships/Sports Management Cabinet, a 49-person panel which Luncheon on August 29, 1996, Burke has steered makes recommendations to the Executive Council of presidents on all the key NSU athletics to many of its greatest accomplishments while overseeing a issues facing Division I athletics. program that has fielded championship caliber teams in He previously served a four-year term on the NCAA nearly all of the school's NCAA Division I sports. The Burke File Division I Football Issues Committee (1999-2002) and conThere have been 22 Southland Conference champi- AGE: 52 (Born Oct. 22, 1956) currently served a term on the eight-member NCAA Division onships; 16 teams in postseason play; 47 national award HOMETOWN: Alliance, Ohio I-AA Football Championship Committee that administers the winners, most either All-America athletes or Academic All- HIGH SCHOOL: Marlington ’74 COLLEGE: Mt. Union ’78 (cum laude) national playoffs. Since his committee term expired, Burke America recipients; and three Olympic competitors. has served as a site supervisor for Football Championship NSU in 2004-05 became the first (and remains the only) POSTGRADUATE: Kent State ’86 BEFORE HE WAS A.D.: Sports writer, Subdivision playoff games across the nation and he is Southland Conference member in the league's five decades Alliance (Ohio) Review, 1972-78; director regarded as one of the country's premiere advocates of FCS of history to sweep football, men's basketball and baseball of news and sports information, Hiram football. championships in the same athletic year. It's been done only (Ohio) College (1978-85); administrative He is third vice-president of the FCS Athletic Director's once in Southeastern Conference history, by Alabama in intern, NSU athletics, 1985-86; director, Association. 1933-34, and only four times in Big Ten Conference history, NSU Athletic Association, 1986-92; direcTremendous competitive strides have been made in tor of athletic development, University of the last time by Michigan State in 1979-80. women's athletics under Burke's guidance. The NSU soccer Akron, 1992-96. Those accomplishments have come with one of the BIG FAN OF: Cleveland Browns, program was the first one in Louisiana ever to reach the more modest athletic budgets in the state and conference. Indians and Cavaliers NCAA Tournament, doing so three times. Softball has made Burke's management skill and fundraising ability have been FAVORITE WORKOUTS: Cardio and three NCAA Tournament appearances. Volleyball has set weights, 6 a.m., or a three-mile jog in late pivotal. attendance records and made its best-ever showings in conRecently, Burke generated a $2 million series of spon- afternoon ference play in each of the past four years. sorships for new scoreboards being installed for 2008-09 at In 2004, NSU received the highest possible ratall NSU athletic venues, along with a marquee for campus use. He spearhead- ing, "fully certified," from the National Collegiate Athletic Association, affirming ed the $700,000 Second Century Circle fencing project for athletic venues and that Northwestern operates its athletic program in substantial conformity with $100,000 of additional renovations to Turpin Stadium. In 2006, he also broke operating principles adopted by the NCAA Division I membership. new ground by generating private backing for the first long-term guaranteed Burke is a past president of the Natchitoches Kiwanis Club and remains coaching contract in school history, for highly-successful basketball coach active in that civic group. He has also been part of the steering committee for Mike McConathy. the Natchitoches Christmas Festival and is a former president of the Burke has displayed a remarkable ability to hire dynamic head coaches, Natchitoches Area Jaycees. He is involved with the American Heart including several whose success at Northwestern State has propelled them to Association. national prominence in subsequent positions. He and his wife, Susu, a Natchitoches native, NSU graduate and elemenSome of his best hires remain on staff at NSU. tary teacher, have a 14-year-old daughter, Catherine, who is a freshman at St. Two Burke coaching hires had Northwestern in NCAA Tournament play in Mary's High School. The Burkes will celebrate their 22nd wedding anniversary their second seasons and have been back to postseason since. this summer. McConathy was hired in 1999 after 16 seasons as a junior college head coach. In his nine years, the Demons have reached the conference tournament championship game six times, winning twice to make the school's first two NCAA Tournament appearances, winning a game each time (2001, 2006). Women's soccer coach Jimmy Mitchell has taken three teams to the NCAA playoffs, making NSU the only Louisiana university to have multiple appearances. Dramatic facility enhancements have occurred in his eight seasons and Mitchell has been rewarded with a multi-year contract. Burke also picked head coaches who have subsequently been hired by Florida, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Wichita State. He recently landed LSU co-defensive coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto to be the Demons' new football coach. Peveto and his staff promptly signed a 2009 recruiting class ranked No. 1 nationally in the Football Championship Subdivision by Rivals.com recruiting analysts. Burke was tabbed as one of two Natchitoches Parish Cenla Newsmakers of 2005 by the Alexandria Town Talk newspaper's editorial staff. The paper cited the men's basketball success, NCAA Tournament appearances by the baseball and women's soccer teams, while other achievements included NSU leading the Southland Conference and all state public universities in the NCAA's initial Academic Progress Rates report in February 2005 measuring the job Division I athletic programs are doing helping advance their student-athletes toward graduation. NSU again sparkled in the NCAA's annual APR reports, with the men's basketball team ranking in the top 10 percentile in the country in 2006 and women's soccer sharing the national lead in 2007, while football rated again among the state and SLC leaders. In 2005, Burke was one of three recipients of the All-America Football Foundation's Gen. Robert R. Neyland Outstanding Athletic Director Award. Greg Burke with wife Susu and daughter Catherine.

Greg Burke

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Athletic Administration Dr. William Broussard Executive Director - NSU Athletic Association Associate AD for External Relations

One of the most accomplished student-athletes ever at Northwestern State, two-time football All-America center William Broussard returned to his alma mater in February 2007 as the Director of External Relations, coordinating fundraising activities through the Athletic Association and Demon Victory Fund. Broussard earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in May, 2007. He was a May 2000 graduate of the Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern, earning his degree with distinction in English, with an emphasis on Professional Writing. He worked in the Dean of Students Office at Arizona from 2004-2007, serving two years as the program coordinator for judicial affairs, and was qualitative research supervisor for the Dean of Student's Office at Arizona in 2004-05. He previously founded and coordinated the CATS Center for Learning and Writing, a joint program between the UA athletics program and the university's English department, serving in that role from 2001-2003. Broussard also taught college writing at the University of Arizona in 2000 and at Pima Community College in 2002. He has also been an invited speaker or has consulted with writing program and athletics administrators regarding writing center theory at Saint Mary's University, Utah, Michigan State, Syracuse, and Washington. Broussard most recently presented nationally at the First Annual College Sports Research Institute at the University of Memphis in April, 2008. As a football player for the Demons, Broussard was a two-time All-Southland Conference first-team selection and a two-time All-Louisiana pick who earned the Joe Delaney Memorial Leadership Award for Offense in 1999 by his teammates, making him permanent team captain of that squad. He helped lead the 1998 Demons to the outright Southland Conference championship a year after they shared the title in 1997. The 1998 team earned a No. 2 seed in the national playoffs and was beaten in the semifinals by eventual national champion Massachusetts. Along with earning All-America honors on the field in 1998 and 1999, Broussard was recognized as one of the nation’s top scholar-athletes. He received a $5,000 NCAA Postgraduate Fellowship and was one of only 15 seniors from all levels of college football in 1999 to be awarded an $18,000 National Football Foundation/Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Fellowship at a black-tie NFF dinner in New York City. He also received the Burger King Football Scholar-Athlete Award, one of only 25 given nationally, in 1999, along with the Issues in Black Higher Education “Arthur Ashe ScholarAthlete” designation that year. He was a six-time recipient of SLC Academic Honor Roll recognition and also made the Academic All-District VI first team in 1998 and 1999. Broussard, a native of Crowley, is married to the former Kendra Peters, a Lady Demon volleyball player during the couple’s days at Northwestern.

Donnie Cox Associate AD/Internal Affairs

Donnie Cox serves as Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs at Northwestern State. He has been charged with the responsibilities of game day manager and the daily operations of the athletic department. Cox has been an integral part of NSU athletic administration during the past 12 years. He restructured contracts with vendors and streamlined operations, saving tens of thousands of dollars for the department. He took over football scheduling starting with the 1998 season and has been instrumental in securing guarantee games that will have generated over $3.5 million for the department through 2009. His management skills have streamlined game day operations and enhanced facilities and support services for NSU athletics. Cox joined the Northwestern staff in 1983 as an assistant football coach serving as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach. He was also interim softball coach for one win in 1995. After 11 years of coaching at Northwestern, Cox became director of athletic facilities in June of 1994. He added academics and NCAA compliance to his duties in May of 1995. He also served as interim athletic director for eight weeks in 1996 after the retirement of Tynes Hildebrand before taking his current position that same year. A 1968 graduate of Harding University, Cox was a four-year starter and a two time all conference defensive back. Cox and his wife, Linda, have five children: Julie, Christi, Ty, Ben, and Gillian and five grandchildren, Daniel, Ben, Joseph, Piper and Lillie.

Dustin Eubanks Assistant AD/NCAA Compliance Director

Dustin Eubanks is in his 12th year in the NSU athletic department and his ninth year at the helm of the compliance duties, keeping all athletic personnel current and in accordance with NCAA and Southland Conference guidelines. A 1996 education graduate of Northwestern, the 35-year-old avid fan of all teams that hail from Pittsburgh seized an opportunity to serve as a graduate assistant in the

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sports information department at Northwestern while beginning the pursuit of his master’s degree in health and physical education (concentration in sports administration), which he obtained in May of 2003, and was impressive enough to earn a promotion to full-time status in November 1998. Eubanks is married to the former Dawn Hornsby of Branch and the couple has two daughters, Emilie (13) and Taylor Nicole (2). The sisters share the same birthdate. Dustin and Dawn, who is the Associate Director of Financial Aid at NSU, will celbrate their fifth wedding anniversary this summer.

Roxanne Freeman Athletic Business Manager

Roxanne Freeman began working at NSU in 1983 as an accounting clerk in business affairs. She transferred to the athletic department as football/baseball/track secretary and served under Sam Goodwin, Leon Johnson and several baseball coaches for eight seasons before graduating with a B.S. in accounting in May 1995. Freeman then became the compliance coordinator and academic advisor during a three-year span before leaving in 1998. She returned to NSU in the Fall of 2000 in her current position as Business Manager where she now serves as liaison between the athletic department and business affairs. She has one son, Aaron Pizani, who is currently an NSU student.

Jodie Heinicka Senior Woman’s Administrator/Academic Advisor

Jodie Heinicka, a nationally-ranked gymnast at Missouri and an acclaimed scholar-athlete before beginning her career in academic support and athletic administration, is the new Senior Woman's Administrator and Academic Advisor for Northwestern State athletics. Heinicka, the 2006 Big 12 Conference Female Sportsperson of the Year, came on board in mid-April 2008. She replaced Julie Lessiter, who stepped down to enter private business early this year after nearly a decade of service in the critical position. Heinicka manages academic support activities for more than 300 Northwestern student-athletes, who utilize dozens of computer terminals and study carrels that are among the facilities available in the Johnnie Emmons Academic Support Center in the NSU Athletic Fieldhouse. In two years as a staff member in the academic support area for Missouri athletics, Heinicka gained a broad base of experience. In her first year, she worked with men's and women's basketball, soccer, and the Enhanced Learning Program students. In her second year with Missouri's Total Person Program she assisted the Director of Life Skills and primarily worked with the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), Mizzou Athletics Honors and Awards, Life Skills Workshops, Community Service, and the Mizzou Athletics Career Resource Center. In her athletic career at Mizzou, Heinicka posted six of the top 12 uneven bars scores in program history. As a sophomore in 2004, she set the Mizzou bars record when she recorded a 9.950 at the Cat Classic to win the individual event title. In the best season of her career, Heinicka ended her senior campaign ranked fourth nationally on bars and stood as the South Central Region's top bars performer 11-of-12 weeks. Over the course of the year, she won 12 event titles. When she was named the 2006 Big 12 Female Sportsperson of the Year, it was the first time a Missouri student-athlete earned the honor. Heinicka was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 first team selection and was named a National Association of Gymnastics Coaches/Women Scholar Athlete in 2006. She was named the 2007 Women's Intersport Network Collegiate Sportswoman of the Year. She was the recipient of the 2006 Prentice Gautt Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarship Award and served as Mizzou's SAAC vice president in her senior year, 2005-06. For two straight years, the Mizzou athletic department featured her as its' spokesperson to the Jefferson Club Society, which is the highest level of donors at the university. She spoke to the society's annual gatherings in Florida and California. The Seminole, Fla., native earned a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in May 2006. She received a master's degree in Higher and Continuing Education from Missouri in May, 2008.

Ryan Holloway Assistant AD for Marketing and Promotions

Northwestern State’s Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Promotions is Ryan Holloway, who has a combination of experience in marketing the athletic program at Texas State and corporate marketing in the private sector. Holloway, a 2002 graduate of Texas State with a double major in finance and marketing, moved into his post in late January 2007. As Assistant AD/Director of Marketing, Promotions and ticket operations, formulate marketing strategies, manage corporate and small business relations, oversee promotional activities and ticket sales. From October 2005 until joining NSU, Holloway worked in the Texas State athletic department as a marketing assistant. In his last year with Creative Management Group, he led the firm in client retention

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Athletic Administration Section Title and service while managing up to 85 accounts around the country. At Texas State, Holloway assisted with preseason ticket drives, developing comprehensive marketing plans, cultivating and maintaining corporate sponsors, and was the liaison working with Texas State’s student body, including fraternities, sororities and campus organizations. He developed and implemented the Bobcat Frequent Fan Card for basketball, baseball and softball. He was active in event management and specialized in ticket sales, campus relations, sponsorship fulfillment and marketing and game promotions. He led the department in ticket sales through the Bobcat Business Partners Program. Holloway, 28, was born July 2, 1980 in Jackson, Tenn., and graduated from Plano East (Texas) High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. At Texas State, he was a senator in the Associated Student Government. His parents are Gary and Carla Holloway of Austin, Texas, and he has an older sister, Robin Ramirez, and a brother-in-law, Oscar; they have a young daughter, Melia, who will be 2 this year. Ryan has a younger sister, Rebecca, who attends Texas State.

Brian Seiler Assistant Marketing Director

Brian Seiler is in his second year as the Assistant Director of Marketing and Promotions. He has served as a graduate assistant in the sports information department covering soccer and tennis and as an intern for marketing and sports information at Northwestern State. He was also awarded the 2006 Ace Higgins Award by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. He is a 2002 graduate of Louisiana State University and obtained his master’s degree in sport administration from NSU in May of 2007. Prior to coming to Northwestern, Brian taught Spanish and chemistry at Holy Savior Menard Central High School in Alexandria where he coached tennis.

Alan Pasch Director of Athletic Facilities

Alan Pasch joined the NSU athletic staff at the outset of 2008 although he’s been a prominent coach on campus since 2001. Pasch was head rowing coach for the club-level crew teams at NSU while also serving as assistant intramural director for the past two years. He took over as the director of athletic facilities for Chuck Bourg, who has moved into another post on campus. Pasch, a former Dean’s List student at Northwestern while obtaining his bachelor of arts degree in 2001, picked up his master’s degree in sport administration in 2006 from NSU. The NSU Crew Team was competitive on the national level throughout Pasch’s tenure as head coach. He was varsity team captain from 1997-2000 and was crew oarsman of the year in 1997, 1998 and 2000. Pasch also coordinated visits to Natchitoches by as many as 16 intercollegiate and club rowing teams each winter and spring, including nationally-ranked squads. He also served as director of the annual Natchitoches Marathon Rowing Championships which attracts up to 500 competitors each year. His wife Yonna works in the student life office at Northwestern State. Pasch is also an avid tennis player.

Jody Biscoe Faculty Athletic Representative

Faculty Athletic Representative Jody Biscoe is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Addiction Studies at Northwestern, where he is the Coordinator for the undergraduate Addiction Studies, and Substance Abuse / Prevention Concentrations. He is also the Director for the Louisiana Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Northwestern. He has served on the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center's - Practice Committee that was responsible for the development of The Change Book: A Blueprint for Technology Transfer. He has also coordinated four nationally recognized Leadership Institutes for Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico. Biscoe has held clinical, program director, consultant, management, regional director and training positions in addiction and mental health treatment and education settings since the mid 1980's and is active with prevention and treatment issues. Since 2006 he has served as Faculty Athletic Representative for Northwestern. This role includes being the chairperson for the NSU Athletic Council. Jody's wife, Veronica (Roni), is an avid runner. Their 14-year-old daughter, Roxy, as a freshman, is on the varsity cheerleading squad at St. Mary's High School this year. They are devoted Demon fans.

Becca Schulze Assistant Academic Advisor Becca Schulze, who has been involved with academic support and advising services at the University of Missouri, has joined the Northwestern State athletic staff as an academic counselor. Schulze, who has a bachelor of arts in history and also in education (2005) and a master's degree in education (2008) from Mizzou, came on board at the beginning of the fall semester. Schulze is teaming with a fellow Missouri graduate, Jodie Heinicka, who came on board in April replacing longtime NSU academic advisor for athletics Julie Lessiter. Schulze replaces Bradley Herman, who entered the private sector this summer. Schulze and Heinicka coordinate academic support services for the nearly 300 student-athletes at Northwestern, with operations based in the Johnnie Emmons Academic Study Center in the NSU Athletic Fieldhouse. Schulze served in a number of roles at Missouri to prepare for a career in academic advising. For two years, she was a graduate assistant in the Office of New Student and Parent programs, coordinating and overseeing freshmen and transfer student orientation. She coordinated and implemented a training program for 36 orientation leaders. She completed two semester-long academic advising internships, in the College of Arts and Sciences' Office of Academic Exploration and Advising Services and in the Trulaske College of Business' Advising Services office.

Lauren Castle Assistant Director of Special Facilities for Events Operations

In her first year on the NSU athletic staff, Lauren Castle has been a big hit with her upbeat attitude, seemingly endless work ethic, and willingness to touch all the bases to make every facility and every event the best it can be. It's the same approach she used as a three-time All-America softball star at LSU from 2004-06. Under legendary coach Yvette Girouard, Castle compiled a long list of accolades, including being on the 2006 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List as she served as the Lady Tigers' team captain. She graduated from LSU in May 2007. She has worked in administrative roles with two insurance firms while also working at a drilling company near her hometown of Lafayette. Castle's winning personality and her strong organizational and time management skills have been showcased in her new position, along with her ability to adapt to the constant challenges in managing athletic facilities for a wide range of events. She has assumed the title of assistant director of game operations for NSU athletics, using her ability to interact effectively with visiting coaches, game officials, fans, and NSU staff and coaches to great benefit to enhance the home game experience at Northwestern. Last April, Castle, an outfielder and designated player at LSU, was named to the 12-woman All-Lady Tiger Park Team as LSU celebrated its final season playing in that facility. A three-year letterwinner after transferring from UL-Lafayette, Castle earned Easton All-America honors in 2004, 2005, and 2006. A two-time NFCA All-South Region selection, the Lafayette native led the Tigers in walks as a senior with the second most in school history and only one shy of the school record. She concluded her career ranked in the top 10 in LSU history in batting average, on base percentage, walks, hits, triples and run scored. She helped LSU reach the 2004 Women's College World Series. Castle was born Dec. 30, 1983 and is the daughter of Beth and Prent Castle. She has two brothers, Chip and Walter. She was twice the Louisiana Class 5A player of the year while starring at Comeaux High in Lafayette.

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Academics

Academic Services

The academic services provided for student-athletes at NSU offer an array of programs to promote success in all areas of the college experience. Housed in the Jonnie Emmons Academic Center, the student-athletes enjoy a study space containing a 36station computer lab as well as five additional rooms for quiet study. NSU athletics currently has two academic advisors on staff. The primary role of the athletic academic advisors is to serve as the liaisons between the athletic department and institutional faculty and staff. In addition, the academic advisors assist all student-athletes with class registration, study skills, deciding on a major, as well as monitoring progress to meet NCAA and institutional academic standards. These services have proven to be very successful as the most recent Federal Graduation Rates place NSU student-athletes at a 21% higher graduation rate than the general student population. In addition to these academic services, the CHAMPS/Life Skills program is also housed in the academic center. This is a program that, in addition to supporting academic and athletic excellence, also promotes personal development, career development, as well as emphasizing the importance of community service. The latter three components will be the emphasis of the NSU Life Skills program, and in the next few years new programming and events will be launched to enhance these areas. In addition to the CHAMPS/Life Skills program, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) also serves as an important component to the athletic department. Two student-athletes per team are nominated each year to serve on this important committee, which meets to discuss important issues and new ideas regarding both athletics and Northwestern State as a whole. This group of leaders serves as the voice of the student-athletes and helps to ensure that important information is shared among students, coaches, and administrators.

NSU’s Academic All-Americans

Maureen Kracik

John Dippel

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Karen Patel

Guy Hedrick

Terry Joseph

Softball 1986

Tennis 3rd Team • 1991

Football 1st Team • 1993

Baseball 3rd Team • 1994 2nd Team • 1995

Ryan Anholt

Annie Johnston

Bobby Barbier

Nicole Martin

Baseball 3rd Team • 1999

Softball 1st Team • 2002

Baseball 3rd Team • 2004

Softball 1st Team • 2005

Mike Jaworski Baseball 2nd Team • 2008

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Honoring Kenta Section Title Bell

and field coach at Northwestern. Bell in Northwestern history. At the Beijing won the SLC triple jump title in 1998 Olympics, Bell failed to and 2000 indoors and outdoors in 1998 advance to the finals round and 1999, while taking the SLC long after his longest jump of 54-3 jump crown indoors in 1998 and 2000. He helped the Demons win the 3/4 fell nearly two inches 1998 SLC Indoor team title and the short. It would have taken a 1999 SLC Outdoor championship. Bell gave Northwestern a repre56-2 mark to advance. Bell lept 56-6 1/2 to make the sentative on the Team USA Olympic Olympic team in July at the roster for the third straight Olympiad. Shreveport native LaMark Carter, a Olympic Trials. He ranked 26th of 39 four-time All-American for the Demons competitors in the qualifying from 1991-93 who won six USA triple round of the Beijing Olympics, jump titles, made the 2000 team in the and second among the three Sydney Olympics. Team USA entries, none who advanced. His career best leap is 57-10 1/4. He won the 2001 World Kenta Bell during his acceptance speech for his award. University Games title, the 2003 USA Northwestern State alumnus championship and was a thirdKenta Bell, a member of the USA track place finisher in two IAAF and field team at the 2008 Summer World Athletics Finals. Olympic Games in Beijing, was preBell was sixth at the 2003 sented an "Nth Degree" award during World Championships and NSU's homecoming football game on seventh in the 2005 World October 25, 2008 at Turpin Stadium. Championships. Director of athletics Greg Burke At Northwestern, he won made the presentation. The "Nth three All-America honors with Degree" award is given to persons who an eighth-place finish at the have brought great credit to the univer- NCAA Outdoors, an eighth sity through their service and accom- place at the 1999 Outdoors plishments. and a third place in the 2000 Bell, a native of Kilgore, Texas, was Indoors. Bell was twice voted a three-time All-American in the triple Southland Conference Male jump for the Demons before graduating Track and Field Athlete of the in 2000 with a business degree. Year (1999 Outdoor, 2000 He earned his second trip to the Indoor) and twice won SLC Olympics when he finished second at Male Field Events Athlete of the USA Olympic Trials in last July. Bell the Year (1998, 2000 indoors). was also part of Team USA at the 2004 Bell won seven SLC titles, Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, the most by any athlete in where he finished ninth in the triple Leon Johnson’s ongoing 26 jump. He is the only two-time Olympian seasons as head men’s track Bell competed in his second Olympic Games in 2008. nsudemons.com • 2009 Northwestern State Demon Track and Field Media Guide

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Claude Stoutamire High Jump 5-11.75 John Patton 120 Hurdles 15.2 Johnny Buck Pole Vault 12-0 22-10 Jack Bice Long Jump Art Ranew Javelin 176-5 Ledore Gillen 440 Yds 49.4 Dennis Ryder 2 Mile 9:58.5 Bill Collinsworth Long Jump 22-4 Shot Put 45-0.5 Mixon Bankston Doak Walker 440 Yds 49.4 Ledore Gillen 880 Yds 2:00.00 Dennis Ryder 2 Mile 10:18.5 Charles Johnson Discus 135-11 1/8 Javelin 171-0 Billy Dave Mixon Bankston Shot Put 48-3 1/8 Larry Whitt Long Jump 22-10.5 Linden Claybrook Mile Run 4:32.6 Doak Walker 440 Yds 48.8 Doak Walker 880 Yds 1:59.7 Tynes Hildebrand, Doak Walker, Murrel Walker, J.P. Self Mile Relay 3:25 6-7 Ted Duggan High Jump Lacey Lofton Pole Vault 12-7.75 Larry Whitt Long Jump 22-10 Mixon Bankston Shot Put 51-3.75 Charles Johnson Discus 143-11.5 Jack Bice 220 Yds 21.8 J.P. Self 440 Yds 49.3 Harold Smith 880 Yds 2:00.44 High Jump 6-6.25 Ted Duggan Steve Jordan Long Jump 21-10 Charlie Hennigan 440 Yds 47.8 Charlie Hennigan 880 Yds 1:59.00 Bobby Wicher High Jump 5-10 Don Bowden Long Jump 21-1.5 49-11.75 Ludwig Bauderies Shot Put Charles Johnson Discus 144-2 Lou Leipen Javelin 202-11.5 Steve Jordan 220 Yds 22.0 Charlie Hennigan 440 Yds 50.0 Harold Smith 880 Yds 1:58.9 Bobby Wicker High Jump 6-3 Shot Put 51-5.5 Bert Heckel Bert Heckel Discus 142-5 Lou Leipen Javelin 205-0 Charlie Hennigan 440 Yds 49.2 Bobby Wicker High Jump 6-3 49-0.5 Bert Heckel Shot Put Bert Heckel Discus 138-10.5 Dale Hoffpuar Javelin 211-0.5 Sylvester Jimes 440 Yds 48.3 Larry Crow High Jump 6-0 Larry Crow Long Jump 23-0.25 High Jump 6-0 Gary Johnson Gary Johnson Pole Vault 14-6 Gary Johnson Pole Vault 14-6

1965 1966

1967 1969 1971 1973 1974

1975

1985

1986

1987

Monty Ledbetter Ray Hale Dick Reding Glenn Ermatinger Bob Dufalo Dick Reding Bob Dufalo Bob Dufalo Eddie Watt Paul Truman Paul Truman Farrell Soileau Paul Truman Tommy Wilson Terry Skaggs Frank Trammel Mike Brown Terry Skaggs Frank Trammel Grady Lee Bobby McIntosh Mike Brown Brian McConnell Leo Gatson Brian McConnell

Long Jump Mile Run Shot Put Javelin 880 Yds Shot Put 880 Yds Mile Run 2 Mile Run Mile Run 3 Mile Run Triple Jump 2 Mile Run High Jump 880 Yds 3 Mile Run Long Jump 880 Yds 3 Mile Run Discus Triple Jump Long Jump Javelin Mile Run Javelin

23-11 4:12.3 53-1 233-1 1:50.3 53-3 1:52.9 4:13.3 9:24.8 4:10.0 14:46.8 46-9.5 9:10.5 6-6 1:53.1 14:31.7 23-10 1:53.8 14:24.5 156-8.5 49-4 24-8 214-8 4:08.7 215-1

Gulf Star Conference

Terry Douglas Decathlon 6396 Steve Stockton Javelin 240-3 Kevin Johnson Shot Put 58-7 Kevin Johnson Discus 165-0 Eric Barber Long Jump 26-3 Eric Barber Triple Jump 53-8 Edgar Washington 100 Meters 10.72 Edgar Washington, Kenny Mosely, Percy McGlory, Aaron Charles 400m Relay 40.84 Eric Lee High Jump 6-10 Kelvin Barber Long Jump 25-1.25 200 Meters 21.74 Kenneth DeWitt Kenneth DeWitt, Al Edwards, Edgar Cooper, Chester Davis 400m Relay 41.73 Livingston Chatman, Edgar Cooper, Tommy Thomas, Jerome Sampson 1600m Relay Brian Brown High Jump 7-3 Triple Jump 49-7 Brian Brown Llewellyn Starks Long Jump 26-4.25 Paul Oenbrink Discus 170-11 Jamie Horn 110 Hurdles 14.29 Chester Davis 100 Meters 10.47 Chester Davis 200 Meters 21.11 Al Edwards, Kenneth DeWitt, Edgar Cooper, Chester Davis 400m Relay 40.11 Edgar Cooper, Chester Davis, Ronald Wilkins, Livingston Chatman 1600m 3:16.17

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1988

Athlete

Event

southland Conference Mark/Time

Brian Brown High Jump 7-3.5 Al Edwards 100 Meters 10.47 Kenneth DeWitt, Edgar Cooper, Chester Davis, Al Edwards 400m Relay 39.70 1990 Peggy Lewis Shot Pul 47-5.25 Damon West, Chris Casteal, Clarence Walters, Fred Thompson 400m Relay 40.04 Chris Carter, Clarence Walters, Adrian Hardy, Chris Casteal 1600m Relay 3:07.56 1991 Peggy Lewis Shot Put 48-5.25 LaMark Carter Triple Jump 52-5.25 Eric Lancelin High Jump 6-10.75 1992 LaMark Carter Triple Jump 51-7 LaMark Carter Long Jump 25-4 Shane Culver Javelin 210-11 Clarence Walters, Charles Thompson, Shane Abernathy, Fred Thompson 1600m Relay 3:11.01 Janice Miller High Jump 5-6 Marlene Garner 100 Meters 11.74 1993 Marlene Garner 100 Meters 11.47 Michael Cervantes, Sidney Montague, Fred Thompson, LaMark Carter 400m Relay 40.16 Charles Thompson, Clarence Matthews, Clinton Williams, Fred Thompson 1600m Relay 3:09.38 Clinton Williams 400 Hurdles 51.67 LaMark Carter Triple Jump 55-2.75 Eric Lancelin High Jump 7-1.75 1994 Ryan Martin Shot Put 55-1.5 Ryan Martin Discus 170-3 1995 Terrance Bean High Jump 7-1.75 1996 Niema Malone Long Jump 19-7 Terrance Bean High Jump 7-3 Mike Heimerman Shot Put 56-1 1997 Tabitha Johnigan Shot Put 49-7 1998 Ronnie Powell 100 Meters 10.27 Ronnie Powell 200 Meters 20.97 Kenta Bell Triple Jump 52-6.75 Mike Green, Ronnie Powell, John Coleman, Herbert Jones 400m Relay 40.24 Shekerah Kyles, Crystal Clabon, Dasha Thompson, Janelle Gibson 1600m Relay 3:41.67 Felipe Apablaza High Jump 6-11.75 Shekerah Kyles 400 Meters 54.97 1999 Felipe Apablaza High Jump 7-2 Kenta Bell Triple Jump 54-2 Chad Miller 100 Meters 10.44 Regina Roe Javelin 166-9 Tiffany Cronin Triple Jump 42-0.25 Dasha Thompson 200 Meters 23.81 2000 Jacqueline Canton High Jump 5-10.5 Jacqueline Canton Triple Jump 40-1.5 Tyson Dillard Triple Jump 53-7.75 Hector Andujo 1500 Meters 3:55.39 Latrell Frederick Javelin 228-2 2001 Linette Stuart Javelin 141-8 Latrell Frederick Javelin 245-0 David Williams Triple Jump 51-10 Paul Stephens, Eric Louis, Robert Etheridge, Herbert Jones 400m Relay 40.12 2002 Brittany Littlejohn 100M Hurdles 13.42 Stephanie Sowell Triple Jump 43-0 Issa Banna Shot Put 53-2.75 2003 Samantha Ford Javelin 161-8 Brittany Littlejohn 100M Hurdles 13.47 Stephanie Sowell Long Jump 20-10.5 Stephanie Sowell Triple Jump 42-6.25 Issa Banna Shot Put 57-1 Latrell Frederick Javelin 231-5 Cedric Scott Long Jump 24-9 Cameron Waugh High Jump 6-11.5

2004 2005

2006 2007 2008 1993

Issa Banna Derrion Harris Stephanie Sowell Shanae Steward Ravyn Hayward Cody Fillinich Trecey Rew

Shot Put High Jump Triple Jump 100M Hurdles 100 Meters Javelin Discus

59-04.25 6-10.75 42-2.75 13.67 10.30 237-01 151-06

indoor conference titles

LaMark Carter 55M Dash 6.30 LaMark Carter Triple Jump 54-2 Charles Thompson, Robert Raphael, Clarence Matthews, Fred Thompson 1600 Meter Relay Robert Raphael 400 Meters 49.72 1994 Ryan Martin Shot Put 55-9 Eric Lancelin Triple Jump 51-10 Terrance Bean High Jump 7-1 1995 Terrance Bean High Jump 7-0 1996 Joe Rhyans 55M Hurdles 7.55 1997 Kenta Bell Triple Jump 49-2.25 55 Meters 6.42 Ronnie Powell 1998 Kenta Bell Long Jump 24-9.25 Triple Jump 50-4.75 Kenta Bell Ronnie Powell 55 Meters 6.30 Ronnie Powell 200 Meters 21.27 Janelle Gibson 400 Meters 55.31 1999 Dasha Thompson 200 Meters 24.95 Dasha Thompson 60 Meters 7.57 Ronnie Powell 60 Meters 6.86 Kendrick Turner Triple Jump 50-3.25 Felipe Apablaza High Jump 6-11 2000 Jacqueline Canton High Jump 5-8 2001 Brittany Littlejohn 60M Hurdles 8.66 Jacqueline Canton High Jump 5-8 2002 Shannon Joshua Triple Jump 49-8.25 Brittany Littlejohn 60M Hurdles 8.45 2003 Jacqueline Canton High Jump 5-10.25 Brittany Littlejohn 60M Hurdles 8.53 Stephanie Sowell Long Jump 20-10.5 Stephanie Sowell Triple Jump 43-0.25 Terry Gatson 400 Meters 48.16 Cameron Waugh High Jump 6-9 Marcus Pitre, David Pittman, Justin Wolfe, Terry Gatson 4x400m Relay 3:12.70 2004 Stephanie Sowell Long Jump 20-03.5 Stephanie Sowell Triple Jump 42-09.5 TaMeshia Miller 60M Hurdles 8.60 2005 Issa Banna Shot Put 57-8.5 Ravyn Hayward 60 Meters 6.82 J.D. Henry 200 Meters 21.64 TaMeshia Miller 60 Meters 8.48 2006 Ravyn Hayward 60 Meters 6.80 Darrian Harris High Jump 2007 Ravyn Hayward 60 Meters 6.70 Shanae Steward 60 M Hurdles 8.51 2008 Trecey Rew Shot Put 49-9.25

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Division I All-Americans Year Athlete

2004 2004 2003 2003 2000 1998 1998 1997 1996 1994 1993 1990 1988 1988 1987 1987 1980 1976 1976 1975

Indoor

Stephanie Sowell Stephanie Sowell Stephanie Sowell Stephanie Sowell Kenta Bell Kenta Bell Ronnie Powell Terrance Bean Terrance Bean Eric Lancelin LaMark Carter Brian Brown Brian Brown Llewellyn Starks Llewellyn Starks Al Edwards Jarrot Handy Ricky Thomas Mike Brown Mike Brown

1975 Leo Gatson 1974 Frank Trammel

Al Edwards

Event

Long Jump Triple Jump Long Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump 55M Dash High Jump High Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump High Jump High Jump Long Jump Long Jump 55M Dash Triple Jump Long Jump Long Jump Long Jump

Place

2nd 8th 7th 11th 3rd 8th Joe Delaney 3rd 5th 3rd 8th 3rd National Champion 3rd 5th 5th Mark Duper 8th 7th

Cross Country Cross Country Cross Country

Regina Roe

Tabitha Johnigan

Year

2007 2006 2006 2005 2003 2000 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1994 1993 1993 1993 1991 1990 1989 1988 1988 1987 1987 1987 1987 Latrell Frederick 1987 1984 1984 1984 1984 1983 1982 1982 1982 Eric Lancelin 1982 1982 1982

1981 1981 1981 1981

NSU’s 400m Relay 1981 NCAA Outdoor National Championship team of Joe Delaney, Mark Duper, Victor Oatis and Mario Johnson.

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1981 1980 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1974 1973

Athlete

Outdoor

Event

Place

Cody Fillinich Cody Fillinich Ravyn Hayward Cody Fillinich Samantha Ford Latrell Frederick Latrell Frederick Kenta Bell Ronnie Powell Ronnie Powell Terrance Bean Eric Lancelin LaMark Carter LaMark Carter Eric Lancelin LaMark Carter Brian Brown Brian Brown Brian Brown Llewellyn Starks Brian Brown Al Edwards Kenneth DeWitt Edgar Cooper Cedric Evans Mario Johnson Edgar Washington Cedric Evans Percy McGlory Steve Stockton Mark Duper Mark Duper Mario Johnson Edgar Washington Ray Brown John Campbell

Javelin Javelin 100M Dash Javelin Javelin Javelin Javelin Triple Jump 100M Dash 100M Dash High Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump Long Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump High Jump High Jump High Jump Long Jump High Jump 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay Javelin 100M 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay Shot Put

5th 9th 10th 10th 12th 5th 5th 8th 7th 7th 9th 7th 4th 8th 8th 8th 5th 6th 6th 3rd 5th 8th 8th 8th 8th 6th 6th 6th 6th 2nd 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 5th

Steve Stockton Jarrot Handy Robert Hardwell Robert Hardwell Andrew Morning Mike Brown Ricky Thomas Frank Trammel Leo Gatson Bobby McIntosh Randy Moore John Barrier Mike Brown Mike Brown

Javelin Long Jump 100, 200 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 10,000 1500 Triple Jump Steeplechase Pole Vault Long Jump Long Jump

3rd 5th

Joe Delaney Mark Duper Victor Oatis Mario Johnson

400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay

National Champion National Champion National Champion National Champion

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National Qualifiers Section Title Athlete

Stephanie Sowell Stephanie Sowell Jacqueline Canton Stephanie Sowell Stephanie Sowell Stephanie Sowell Jacqueline Canton Kenta Bell Kenta Bell Kenta Bell Tyson Dillard Felilpe Apablaza Regina Roe Tiffany Cronin Tabitha Johnigan Ronnie Powell Kenta Bell Kenta Bell Kenta Bell Ronnie Powell Terrance Bean Kenta Bell Terrance Bean Terrance Bean Kenneth DeWitt Mario Johnson

Event

Indoor

Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Long Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Javelin Triple Jump Shot Put 100M Dash Long Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump 55M Dash High Jump Long Jump High Jump High Jump 200M Dash 55M Dash

Year

2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998 1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1996 1995 1987 1983

Mark

Chad Leath Cody Fillinich Ravyn Hayward Cody Fillinich Ravyn Hayward Samantha Ford Cody Fillinich Shane Curlee Loren Martin Cameron Waugh Dawn Comeaux Samantha Ford Latrell Frederick Brittany Littlejohn Cedric Scott Marcus Pitre David Pittman Justin Wolfe Terry Gatson Brittany Littlejohn Camille Pouncy Stephanie Sowell Latrell Frederick Craig Nall Jacqueline Canton Latrell Frederick Tiffany Cronin Regina Roe Tabitha Johnigan Ronnie Powell Terrance Bean Sidney Montague Terrance Bean Terrance Bean Adrian Kirk Emily Rudan Marlene Garner Joe Rhyans Michael Greer Michael Cervantes Sidney Montague Fred Thompson LaMark Carter LaMark Carter LaMark Carter LaMark Carter Shane Abernathy John Tappin Fred Thompson Damon West Damon West Edgar Cooper Al Edwards Kenneth DeWitt Chester Davis Llewellyn Starks Jacqueline Canton Kelvin Barber Eric Barber Eric Barber Steve Stockton Edgar Washington Wilson Brown Percy McGlory Mario Johnson Edgar Washington Rick Schweitzer Joe Delaney Victor Oatis Chad Leath David Fuller Joe Delaney Mark Duper Mark Duper

20-10.50 42-10.25 5-10 3/4 20-10 1/2 43-1 41-8 1/2 Kenta Bell 41-2 1/2 54-3 1/2 54-8 1/2 26-4 1/2 52-7 1/4 7-3 166-9 42-1 1/4 49-7 3/4 Camille Pouncy 10.13 25-10 1/4 52-6 1/2 52-0 6.17 7'3 25-2 7-4 1/2 7- 2 21.48 Brian Bro w n 6.28

Four-time indoor All-American Stephanie Sowell.

Athlete

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Outdoor Event

400M Hurdles Javelin 100M Dash Javelin 100M Dash Javelin Javelin Javelin Javelin High Jump Javelin Javelin Javelin 100M Hurdles Triple Jump 4x400 Relay 4x400 Relay 4x400 Relay 4x400 Relay 100M Hurdles 100M Dash Triple Jump Javelin Javelin High Jump Javelin Triple Jump Javelin Shot Put 100M Dash High Jump Long Jump High Jump High Jump Triple Jump Triple Jump 100M Dash 110 Hurdles High Jump 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay Triple Jump 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 200M Dash 100M Dash 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay Long Jump Long Jump Long Jump Triple Jump Javelin 200M Dash 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay Decathlon 200M Dash 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 400M Relay 200M Dash

Year

2008 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 1998-2000 1997-1999 1997 1997 1996 1996 1995 1995 1995 1993 1993 1993 1993 1993 1993 1993 1992 1991 1991 1991 1991 1990 1990 1988 1988 1988 1988 1987 1985 1985 1985 1985 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1982 1981 1980 1980 1980 1980 1980

Mark

51.26

230-09 10.25 160-09 218-0 215-05 210-02 6-11 148-9 161-8 261-3 13.13 52-6 3/4 3:06.89 3:06.89 3:06.89 3:06.89 13.42 11.41 43-0 245-0 227-11 5-11 1/4 229-2 10.25 7-3 25-10 7-3 3/4 7-3-1/2 51- 8 1/2 41-4 1/4 11.46 13.87 7-3 40.04 40.04 40.04 40.04 53- 9 39.96 39.96 39.96 39.96 20.74 10.36 39.70 39.70 39.70 39.70 26-2 25-10 1/2 26-3 53-8 254-4 20.80 39.93 39.93 39.93 39.93 7653 20.65 39.48 39.48 39.48 39.48 20.70 45


Demon Top 5 Bests 100 METERS 1. Ronnie Powell 2. Mark Duper 3. Ravyn Hayward 4. Joe Delaney 5. Robert Hardwell

200 METERS 1. Joe Delaney 2. Damon West 3. Mark Duper 4. Ravyn Hayward 5. Edgar Washington Kenneth Dewitt Mike Cervantes 400 METERS 1. Andrei Moore 2. Tommy Swacker 3. Tommy Thomas 4. Mario Johnson 5. Terry Gatson

800 METERS 1. Leo Gatson 2. Bob Dufalo 3. Wendell Bonner 4. Mark Spikes 5. Randy Robinson JAVELIN-NEW 1. Latrell Frederick 2. Cody Fillinich 3. Craig Nall 4. Jeremy Lofton 5. Trevor Aldredge DISCUS 1. Allen Smith 2. Ryan Martin 3. Keith Armond 4. Paul Oenbrink 5. William Budro

SHOT PUT 1. John Cambpell 2. Mike Heimerman 3. Issa Banna 4. Kevin Johnson 5. Ryan Martin

HIGH JUMP 1. Brian Brown 2. Terrance Bean 3. Michael Greer Felipe Apablaza 4. Eric Lancelin 5. Victor Oatis 46

Running Events

1500 METERS 1. Billy Green 2. Leo Gatson 3. Paul Trueman 4. Randy Moore 5. Mark Spikes

10.13 10.21 10.25 10.26 10.29 20.65 20.74 20.77 10.79 (2007) 20.84 20.84 20.84 45.90 46.65 46.71 46.90 46.94 1:49.24 1:49.60 1:49.78 1:50.23 1:50.37

5000 METERS 1. Paul Trueman 2. Frank Trammel 3. Billy Green 4. Damien Rosado 5. Mark Keough

180’ 8” 175’ 11 176’ 3-3/4” 176’ 0” 173’ 5” 65’ 8-3/4” 62’ 4-1/2” 59’ 1” 58’ 7” 57’ 1” 7’ 8” 7’ 4-1/2” 7’ 3” 7’ 3” 7’ 1-3/4 7’ 0-3/4”

14:21.40 14:34.80 15:00.54 15:06.32 15:25.61

110 METER HURDLES 1. Joe Rhyans 13.86 2. Jamie Horn 13.88 3. J.D. Henry 13.93 4. Eric Lee 14.10 5. Chad Leath 14.23 400 METER HURDLES 1. Chad Leath 50.53 51.67 2. Clinton Williams 3. Carlos Minor 51.99 4. Wayne Jackson 52.06 5. Vince William 52.38

Field Events

261’ 9” 237’ 2” (2007) 228’ 8” 219’ 9” 219’ 6”

3:46.45 3:46.92 3:49.60 3:50.40 3:52.45

LONG JUMP T1. Kenta Bell Jarrot Handy Lewellyn Starks 2. Eric Barber 3. Mike Brown 4. LaMark Carter 5. Kendrick Etheridge TRIPLE JUMP 1. LaMark Carter 2. Kenta Bell 3. Eric Lancelin 4. Tyson Dillard 5. Kendrick Turner

POLE VAULT 1. John Barrier 2. Ted Methvin 3. Chad Barrios 4. Keith Porrier 5. Richard Whitaker

26’ 4-1/2” 26’ 4-1/2” 26’ 4-1/2” 26’ 3” 26’ 2” 25-11-1/2” 24’ 11-1/2” 55’2-3/4” 54’ 8-1/4” 54’ 8” 53’ 7-3/4” 53’ 3-1/4” 16’ 8 16’ 1 16’ 0” 15’11” 15’ 6”

HAMMER THROW 1. Daniel Yarbrough 186’ 5” (2008) 163’ 8” (2008) 2. Daniel Yarbrough 3. Hunter Brunet 141’ 3”

3000 METER STEEPLECHASE 1. Randy Moore 8:52.00 2. Tim Rosas 8:57.84 3. Gerard Semien 9:13.53 4. Buzzy Crenshaw 9:22.61 5. Ricky Crutcher 9:30.30

Relays

4 X 100M RELAY 1. 39.03 (M. Johnson, E. Washington, R. Brown, M. Duper) 2. 39.32 (V. Oatis, J. Delaney, M. Johnson, M. Duper) 3. 39.48 (V. Oatis, D. Fuller, J. Delaney, M. Duper) T4. 39.54 (M. Johnson, J. Delaney, R. Brown, M. Duper) T4. 39.54 (M. Johnson, P. McGlory, E. Washington, M. Duper) 4 X 200M RELAY 1. 1:22.08 (M. Johnson, E. Washington, M. Duper, P. McGlory) 2. 1:24.96 (J. Patton, R. Hayward, J. Jackson, R. Garcia) 4 X 400M RELAY T1. 3:07.56 (E. Washington, T. Thomas, D. Toussaint, W. Brown) T1. 3:07.56 (C. Carter, C. Walters, A. Hardy, C. Casteal) 3. 3:08.24 (M. Johnson, C. Evans, D. Toussaint, E. Washington) 4. 3:09.38 (C. Thompson, C. Matthews, C. Williams, F. Thompson) 5. 3:09.64 (M. Johnson, K. Mosely, K. Carter, W. Bonner) 4 X 800M RELAY 1. 7:20.70 (R. Robinson, B. Green, V. Bradford, W. Bonner) SPRINT MEDLEY 1. 3:17.07 (M. Brown, R. Hardwell, A. Moore, L. Gatson) DISTANCE MEDLEY 1. 9:57.20 (C. Digrazia, L. Gatson, F. Trammel, A. Moore) 2. 10:30.95 (N. Brown, S. Kemei, C. Pearson, M. Pitre)

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Lady Demon SectionTop Title5 Bests 100 METERS 1. Camille Pouncy 2. Marlene Garner 3. Dasha Thompson 4. Cynthia Owens 5. TaMeshia Miller 200 METERS 1. Dasha Thompson 2. Marlene Garner 3. Cynthia Owens 4. Anna Forest Camille Pouncy 400 METERS 1. Shekerah Kyles 2. Janelle Gibson 3. Deidra Truss 4. Regina Shaw 5. Rhonda Ellis 800 METERS 1. Christal Traylor 2. Malissa Carr 3. Carla Davison 4. Chante Daily 5. Diane Dubay

JAVELIN-NEW 1. Regina Roe 2. Samantha Ford 3. Dawn Comeaux 4. Elizabeth Williams 7. Dawn Comeaux DISCUS 1. Trecey Rew 2. Trecey Rew 3. Tabitha Johnigan 4. DeJon Griffin 5. Peggy Lewis

SHOT PUT 1. Tabitha Johnigan 2. Trecey Rew 3. Peggy Lewis 4. Trecey Rew 5. Stephanie Harmon HIGH JUMP 1. Jackie Canton 2. Christin Carter 3. Janice Miller 4. Tonya Wilson 5. Tiffany Freddie Cassandra Krell

Running Events

1500 METERS 1. Christal Traylor 2. Malissa Carr 3. Molly Magill 4. Carla Davison 5. Chante Daily

11.41 11.47 11.69 11.72 11.75 23.71 23.98 24.19 24.22 (2007) 24.22 54.97 55.13 55.18 55.38 55.55 2:11.38 2:12.26 2:12.74 2:17.25 2:17.56

166’ 9” 162’ 7” 154’ 2” 152’ 0” 151’ 7”

3000 METERS 1. Maryalyce Walsh 2. Judy Norris 3. Molly Magill 4. Judy Gowdy 5. Naumy Bor 5000 METERS 1. Maryalyce Walsh 2. Naumy Bor 3. Robin Meyers 4. Judy Norris 5. Naumy Bor

10,000 METERS 1. Maryalyce Walsh 2. Julie Lessiter 3. Jody Gowdy 4. Robin Meyers 5. Danielle Schaeffer

Field Events

164’ 6” (2008) 151’ 10” (2007) 151’ 1” 141’ 02” (2008) 140’ 0” 49’ 7-3/4” 49’ 6 1/2” (2008) 48’ 5-1/4” 47’ 10” (2007) 46’ 1” 5’ 11-1/4” 5’ 10-3/4” 5’ 8-1/2” 5’ 8” 5’ 7” 5’ 7”

LONG JUMP 1. Stephanie Sowell 2. Jessica Tuck 3. TaMeshia Miller 4. Niema Malone 5. Jessica Tuck

TRIPLE JUMP 1. Stephanie Sowell 2. Tiffany Cronin 3. Emily Rudan 4. Alisa Matthews 5. Shanae Steward POLE VAULT 1. Haley Blount 2. Haley Blount 3. Angel Villa Danielle Moss

HAMMER THROW 1. Alison Holmes 2. DeJon Griffin 3. Mindy Toney 4. Alison Holmes 5. Trecey Rew WEIGHT THROW 1. Alison Holmes 2. Trecey Rew

4:40.61 4:41.12 4:43.29 4:44.75 4:44.86 10:22.16 10:22.16 10:25.23 10:31.32 10:37.87 17:45.46 18:13.2 18:29.74 18:31.09 18:38.70 (2007) 37:05.93 40:00.69 40:00.87 40:22.25 40:24.25

20’ 10-1/2” 20’ 3-1/2” 19’ 11-3/4” 19’ 11-1/2” 19’ 11” (2008) 43’ 1” 42’ 1-1/4” 41’ 4-1/2” 40’ 3” 39’ 6” 11’ 6-1/4” 11’ 5-3/4” 10’ 11-3/4” 10’ 11-3/4” 167’ 0” (2007) 161’ 08” (2008) 160’ 04” (2008) 158’ 10” (2008) 156’ 08” (2008)

100 METER HURDLES 1. Brittany Littlejohn 13.13 2. TaMeshia Miller 13.55 3. Shanae Steward 13.60 4. Shanae Steward 13.73 5. LaTonya Hamilton 14.14

400 METER HURDLES 1. Lakeisha Henderson 1:01.89 2. Makele Carr 1:01.97 3. Angela Penzi 1:03.01 4. Rachel Hoffman 1:03.42 5. Shannon Foley 1:03.46

Relays

4 X 100M RELAY 1. 45.29 (S. Kyles, K. Pouncy, C. Pouncy, D. Thompson) 2. 45.79 (T. Miller, S. Steward, J. Tuck, D. Truss) 3. 46.03 (N. Malone, D. Thompson, D. Landry, S. Gay) 4. 46.32 (S. Flowers, T. Miller, S. Steward, J. Tuck) 5. 46.41 (S. Washington, M. Garner, R. Ellis, J. Shepard) 4 X 200M RELAY 1. 1:37.31 (Smith, Williams, Forest, Tuck) 4 X 400M RELAY 1. 3:41.67 (S. Kyles, C. Clabon, D. Thompson, J. Gibson) 2. 3:43.20 (S. Kyles, M. Pollard, J. Gibson, C. Clabon) 3. 3:47.64 (S. Flowers, S. Foley, A. Forest, P. Iheanacho) 4. 3:47.85 (S. Flowers, D. Truss, M. Fisher, J. Tuck) 5. 3:48.87 (S. Flowers, D. Truss, R. Hoffman, J. Tuck) SPRINT MEDLEY RELAY 1. 4:20.07 (VanBuren, Freeman, Iheanacho, Culotta)

52’ 5.5” (2007) 52’ 0” (2007)

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Northwestern SectionState Title Records Event 100 Meters 200 Meters 400 Meters 800 Meters 1500 Meters 5000 Meters 10,000 Meters 3000 Steeple 110 Hurdles 400 Hurdles Event Javelin-Old Javelin-New Long Jump

demon records Running Athlete Ronnie Powell Joe Delaney Andrei Moore Leo Gatson Billy Green Paul Trueman Frank Trammel Randy Moore Joy Rhyans Chad Leath

Field

Athlete Steve Stockton Latrell Frederick Kenta Bell Lewellyn Starks Jarrot Handy LaMark Carter Brian Brown John Barrier John Campbell Daniel Yarbrough Allen Smith Rick Schweitzer

Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault Shot Put Hammer Discus Decathlon

Relays

Event 4x100 Meters 4x200 Meters 4x400 Meters

4x800 Meters

Sprint Medley

Distance Medley

Athletes M. Johnson, E. Washington R. Brown, M. Duper M. Johnson, E. Washington M. Duper, P. McGlory M. Pitre, D. Pittman J. Wolfe, T. Gaston R. Robinson, B. Green V. Bradford, W. Bonner M. Brown, R. Hardwell A. Moore, L. Gatson C. Digrazia, L. Gatson F. Trammel, A. Moore

Mark/Time 10.13 20.64 45.9 1:49.24 3:46.45 14:21.4 29:10.0 8:52.0 13.86 50.53

Year 1998 1981 1976 1976 1981 1969 1976 1976 1976 2008

Mark/Time 271-10 261-3 26-4.25 26-4.25 26-4.25 55-2.75 7-8 16-8.5 65-8.75 186-5 180-3 7653

Year 1983 2001 1999 1987 1980 1993 1990 1976 1982 2008 1996 1982

Mark/Time 39.03

Year 1982

3:06.89

2003

1:22.08

7:20.70

1980

1981

3:17.07

1976

9:57.2

1975

lady demon records Running

Event 100 Meters 200 Meters 400 Meters 800 Meters 1500 Meters 3000 Meters 5000 Meters 10,000 Meters 100 Hurdles 400 Hurdles

Athlete Camille Pouncy Dasha Thompson Shekerah Kyles Christal Traylor Christal Traylor Maryalyce Walsh Maryalyce Walsh Maryalyce Walsh Brittany Littlejohn Rachel Hoffman

Mark/Time 11.41 23.71 54.97 2:11.38 4:40.61 10:22.16 17:45.46 37:05.93 13.13 1:01.44

Year 2002 1998 1998 1998 1998 1995 1995 1995 2003 4/27/06

Event Javelin Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Pole Vault Shot Put Discus Hammer Heptathlon

Athlete Regina Roe Stephanie Sowell Stephanie Sowell Jacqueline Canton Haley Blount Tabitha Johnigan Trecey Rew Alison Holmes Yetta James

Mark/Time 166-9 20-10.5 43-1 5-11.25 11-6.25 49-7.75 164-6 167-0 5306

Year 1999 2003, 2004 2003 2001 4/27/06 1999 2008 2008 1988

Event 4x100 Meters

Athletes E. Casnave, K. Pouncy C. Pouncy, D. Thompson W. Smith, J. Williams J. Tuck, A. Forest S. Kyles, C. Clabon D. Thompson, J. Gibson C. Davison, J. Norris K. Current, J. Levingston M. Garner, J. Shepard R. Ellis, D. Dubay C. Davison, D. Landry D. Schaeffer, M. Walsh

4x200 Meters 4x400 Meters

4x800 Meters

Sprint Medley

Distance Medley

48

Field

Relays

Mark/Time 45.68

Year 2000

3:41.67

1998

1:37.31

9:36.01

1:46.16

12:31.57

2008 1994 1993 1995

walter p. ledet complex records Men

Event 100 Meters 200 Meters 400 Meters 800 Meters 1500 Meters 3000 Meters 3000 Steeple 5000 Meters 10,000 Meters 110 Hurdles 400 Hurdles Decathlon High Jump Shot Put Hammer Javelin Long Jump Discus

Athlete (School) Mark/Time Ronnie Powell (NSU) 10.13 Elston Cawley (UTA) 20.37 44.88 Leonard Byrd (UTSA) Bill Jones (UTA) 1:49.49 Russell Mangum (ULM) 3:47.89 Jordan Neil (McNeese) 8:37.58 Frank Montabello (Lamar) 8:53.60 Frank Bwambale (Lamar) 8:50.93 Randy Arias (Texas State) 31:13.64 Kevin Ellis (SFA) 13.68 McClinton Neal (UTA) 50.25 Mario Sategna (Unattached) 7920 Brian Brown (Southern Cal Cheetahs) 7-6 Frank Cate (La. Tech) 65-3.75 Freddie Hannie (McNeese) 193-03 Breaux Greer (ULM) 255-1 Andre Ester (ULM) 26-7 James Parman (ULM) 192-2 Rick Werline (ULM) 192-2 Triple Jump Kenta Bell (Unattached) 56-6.75 Pole Vault Russ Butler (Asics) 18-4.75 4x100 Relay Louisiana Tech 39.34 4x200 Relay Northwestern State 1:23.90 4x400 Relay Louisiana-Lafayette 3:07.17 Louisiana-Monroe 7:30.25 4x800 Relay Sprint Medley Northwestern State 3:22.49 Distance Medley Louisiana-Lafayette 9:53.80

Date 4/25/98 5/15/00 5/18/96 4/30/85 5/17/86 3/15/08 3/8/80 4/12/08 5/13/00 5/18/96 4/30/88 5/11/97 4/27/96 3/8/86 5/17/08 3/10/97 5/11/88 5/11/88 4/25/92 4/28/00 5/17/08 5/11/88 5/10/84 5/11/88 3/14/81 3/7/90 3/14/81

Mark/Time Athlete (School) Tameka Roberts (UTSA) 11.32 Christine Amertil (SLU) 23.12 Christine Amertil (SLU) 52.77 Janice Turner (Texas State) 2:08.60 Janice Turner (Texas State) 4:33.38 Sita Waru (McNeese State) 9:46.38 Amanda King (Lamar) 10:34.81 Kendall Mears (Southern Arkansas) 10:48.38 Stacy Poole (UTSA) 35:49.08 Cheryl Henry (ULM) 13.56 Yamelis Ortiz (Lamar) 58.17 Jennifer Hoppe (SFA) 5288 Jacqueline Canton (NSU) 5-11.25 Marsha French (ULM) 51-1 Kendall Bass (SHSU) 169-10 Samantha Ford (Unattached) 175-10 Marita Hunt (Unattached) 21-8.25 Jo Jo Harris (Southern) 170-0 Cheryl Henry (ULM) 42-0 Jennie Sewell (SHSU) 13-3 Ranger Junior College 45.49 Northwestern State 1:36.75 Grambling 3:40.28 9:35.02 Stephen F. Austin Stephen F. Austin 1:46.07 Louisiana-Monroe 12:18.33

Date 5/18/96 5/15/00 5/15/00 5/18/96 5/18/96 5/14/00 4/14/07 4/12/08 5/16/96 3/8/86 5/15/00 5/14/00 4/27/01 5/17/96 5/17/08 5/17/08 4/25/98 4/27/96 3/8/86 4/14/07 4/24/99 3/4/00 3/8/86 3/10/93 3/10/93 3/11/92

Event 100 Meters 200 Meters 400 Meters 800 Meters 1500 Meters 3000 Meters 3000 Steeple 5000 Meters 10,000 Meters 100 Hurdles 400 Hurdles Heptathlon High Jump Shot Put Hammer Javelin Long Jump Discus Triple Jump Pole Vault 4x100 Relay 4x200 Relay 4x400 Relay 4x800 Relay Sprint Medley Distance Medley

Women

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