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Table of Contents Racers Quick Facts ....................................................2 Staff & Head Coaches ............................................. 3 Marshall Gage Track / Roy Stewart Stadium.............4 2009-10 Coaching Staff Head Coach Dereck Chavis .......................................5 Assistant Christopher England ..................................6 Graduate Assistant Tiffany Evans..............................6 The 2009-10 Racers 2009-10 Roster .........................................................8 Athlete Bios ........................................................ 9-20 Racers Records Women’s Record Book ...........................................22 Men’s Record Book .................................................23 Women’s OVC Champions ......................................24 Men’s OVC Champions ...........................................25 OVC Retired Events Champions ..............................26 MSU Track & Field Legends ....................................27

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2009-10 Indoor Schedule Date Dec. 4 Jan. 23 Feb. 5-6 Feb. 13 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 26-27 March 12-14

Meet Early Bird Invitational EIU Mega Meet McDonald’s Invitational DePauw Classic EIU Friday Night Special Redhawks Invitational OVC Championship NCAA Indoor Championship

Location Carbondale, Ill. Charelston, Ill. Carbondale, Ill. Greencastle, Ind. Charelston, Ill. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Nashville, Tenn. College Station, Texas

2010 Outdoor Schedule Date March 26-27 April 2-3 April 10 April 17 April 30 - May 1 May 28-29 June 9-12

Meet Emory Classic Joey Haines Invitational Ole Miss Invitational Racer Invitational OVC Championship NCAA Mid-East Regional NCAA Outdoor Championship

Location Atlanta, Ga. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Oxford, Miss. Murray, Ky. Cookeville, Tenn. TBA Eugene, Ore.

Around Campus Weaver Center........................................................28 Athletic Director, Allen Ward ..................................29 Athletic Administration ..........................................23 University Administration .......................................31 Murray State University .................................. 32-33 Ohio Valley Conference ..........................................34 Cross Country Season Review ........................................................36 Individual Results ...................................................37 CREDITS The 2009-10 Racers Track and Field Media Guide was written and produced by MSU Media Relations Intern Bryce Weymouth. Photos provided by Lance Allison of Allison Photography of Murray,

17 Racers were named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll last season for Track & Field, with three of them receiving the OVC Medal of Honor

Ky., and Dave Winder. Murray State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability or veteran status in employment, student admissions, financial aid, student employment and placement or the provision of services and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all programs and activities. ON THE COVER The 2009-10 Murray State track and field team.

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2009-10 Quick Facts MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY Location: Murray, Ky. Enrollment: 10,061 Founded: 1922 Colors: Navy & Gold Nickname: Racers Conference: Ohio Valley President: Dr. Randy J. Dunn Director of Athletics: Allen Ward Athletics Department Phone: (270) 809-6800 Senior Woman Administrator: Velvet Milkman Office Phone: (270) 809-5408 Stadium/Capacity: Roy Stewart Stadium/16,800 Athletic Website: www.GoRacers.com MURRAY STATE TRACK & FIELD PERSONNEL Director of Men’s and Women’s Cross Country/ Head Women’s Track and Field Coach: Dereck Chavis Alma Mater: Indiana State, 1994 Tenure at Murray State: 5th Season Office Phone:(270) 809-3240 E-Mail: dereck.chavis@murraystate.edu Head Cross Country/Assistant Track & Field Coach: Chris England Alma Mater: Ohio State, 1997 Tenure at Murray State: 3rd Season Office Phone:(270) 809-5435 E-Mail: christopher.england@murraystate.edu

2009 Cross Country Results Date Sept. 4 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 17 Oct. 31 Nov. 14

Meet Belmont Opener Commodore Invite Saluki Invitational Tennessee Tech Invite Evansville Invite OVC Championship NCAA Regional Championship

Location Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Carbondale, Ill. Cookeville, Tenn. Evansville, Ind. Nashville, Tenn. Louisville, Ky.

Results W-7/M-7 W-3/M-14 W-3/M-5 W-2/M-5 W-1/M-13 W-2/M-9 W-26/M-35

Location Carbondale, Ill. Bloomington, Ind. Greencastle, Ind. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Charleston, Ill.

NTF NTF 1st NTF 3rd

Location Atlanta, Ga. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Oxford, Miss. Murray, Ky. Bowling Green, Ky. Richmond, Ky.

NTF NTF NTF 1st NTF 3rd

2008-09 Indoor Results Date Dec. 5 Jan. 23 Feb. 14 Feb. 20 Feb. 27-28

Meet Salukis Fast Start Gladstein Invitational DePauw Classic Redhawks Invitational OVC Indoor Championship

2009 Outdoor Results Date Mar. 20 Apr. 3-4 Apr. 11 Apr. 18 Apr. 25 May 1-2

Meet Emory Invitational Joey Haines Invitational Ole Miss Invitational Racer Invitational National City Invitational OVC Outdoor Championship

Graduate Assistant Coach: Tiffany Evans Alma Mater: Radford University Tenure at Murray State: 2nd Season Office Phone:(270) 809-6941 E-Mail: tiffany.evans@murraystate.edu MEDIA RELATIONS Track & Field Contact: Bryce Weymouth Office Phone: (270) 809-7051 E-Mail: bweymouth@murraystate.edu Secondary Track & Field Contact: Teri LaJeunesse Office Phone: (270) 809-3351 E-Mail: teri.lajeunesse@murraystate.edu Assistant AD, Media Relations: Dave Winder Media Relations Assistant: John Brush Athletic Media Relations Fax: (270) 809-6814 Overnight Mailing:MSU Athletic Media Relations Murray State University 217 Roy Stewart Stadium Murray, KY 42071-3351 Sydney Gholston, Katelyn Jones, Asenath Na’Aman and Meagan Richson hold the OVC Indoor record in the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 12:08.11.

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Murray State Athletics Directory Note: Area code and prefix for all numbers below is 270-809-xxxx.

Susan Rogers Darnell Ticket Manager

Darren Edgington

Cate Ellis

Eric Frederick

Janet Futrell

James Gardner

Tamra Garrison

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Business Manager

Equipment Manager

Football Secretary

Athletic Administration Allen Ward ............... 3164 Matt Kelly ................ 4424 Paul Bubb ................. 3369 Steve Harrell ............ 3430 Dave Winder ............ 4271 Mike Thieke ............... 7035 Crystal Morrow .......... 3746 Janet Futrell ............... 7060 Bill Whitaker .............. 6899 Deanna Gordon ......... 3397 Jennifer Johnson........ 6288 Becky Hudson ............ 6804 Tamra Garrison .......... 6181 Athletic Training Alan Lollar ................ 6858

Deanna Gordon

Scott Grant

Fulton Hart

Joe Haynes

Becky Hudson

Jennifer Johnson

Sr. Accounting Clerk

Ticket Office Assistant

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Television Specialist

Men’s Basketball Secretary

Women’s Basketball Secretary

Marketing & Promotions Kyle McClure ............ 3517 Media Relations John Brush ............... 7044 Bryce Weymouth ..... 7051 Tickets Susan Darnell ........... 4895 Scott Grant................. 3000 Baseball Rob McDonald ......... 4892 Basketball (M) Billy Kennedy ........... 6804

Alan Lollar

Kyle McClure

Crystal Morrow

Bill Whitaker

Nathan Young

Head Athletic Trainer

Marketing & Promotions Director

Administrative Assistant

Faculty Athletic Representative

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Basketball (W) Rob Cross ................. 6288 Cross Country Chris England ........... 5435

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Football Vacant ...................... 6181 Golf (M) Eddie Hunt ............... 6287 Golf (W) Velvet Milkman ........ 5408 Rifle Alan Lollar ................ 6858

Beth Acreman

Dereck Chavis

Rob Cross

Chris England

Women’s Soccer

CC/Track & Field

Women’s Basketball

Cross Country

Eddie Hunt

Connie Keasling

Billy Kennedy

Men’s Golf

Women’s Tennis

Men’s Basketball

Soccer Beth Acreman .......... 3136 Softball Jay Pyron .................. 3748 Tennis (M) Mel Purcell ............... 6813 Tennis (W) Connie Keasling ....... 5407 Track & CC Dereck Chavis .......... 3240

Alan Lollar

Rob McDonald

Velvet Milkman

Mel Purcell

Jay Pyron

Dave Schwepker

Rifle

Baseball

Women’s Golf/SWA

Men’s Tennis

Softball

Volleyball

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Volleyball David Schwepker ..... 3825


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Home of the Racers Marshall Gage Track

Without question, Murray State’s track facilities are some of the finest in the nation, and the most outstanding in the region. The centerpiece of the track and field facilities is the nine-lane-state-of-the-art running surface. Originally built in 1973 as part of the Roy Stewart Stadium construction project, the track was initially surfaced with a Rekortan running surface used in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Recently the surface was replaced again giving the Racers a brand new track to practice and compete on. MSU alum Marshall Gage was the primary donor and fundraiser for the first resurfacing project and continues to be a great supporter of the program. So much in fact, the track was named in his honor in 1996. Gage ran for the Racers from 1957-61 as a sprinter and hurdler. Gage was the only runner in the 1959 Ohio Valley Conference championships to win three events, placing first in the 100-yard dash, 120-yard high hurdles and 220-yard low hurdles. He was inducted to the MSU Hall of Fame in 1965 and was also a 1995 Golden Horseshoe Award recipient. In addition to the nine-lane track, the MSU track and field facilities include spacious, modern locker rooms for men and women, and a wellequipped weight room and training room. Located inside the stadium are: two long jump pits, a high jump area, a pole vault pit and a shot put area. Discus, javelin and hammer throw facilities are situated just outside the stadium.

Roy Stewart Stadium

Considered to be one of the finest facilities in the nation, picturesque Roy Stewart Stadium has provided MSU with a spacious, welltended and modern facility since it opened in 1973. The seven-floor structure provides optimum seating for 16,800 fans. It serves as the centerpiece to Murray State’s centralized athletic facility along with the Regional Special Events Center for MSU basketball and the baseball team’s Reagan Field. The stadium, not only has a new track, but also in the summer of 2007 a new field turf surface was installed. The first level of the stadium houses spacious offices and meeting rooms for football and track and field. It also includes the Tom “Doc” Simmons Training Room and one of the finest weight rooms in America, along with expansive dressing rooms for football, track, and baseball. The Stadium, which is named for one of MSU’s greatest coaches and administrators, is still one of the finest athletics faciltities in the region and a continued testament to the MSU spirit of those who had the vision to build it.

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Head Coach Dereck Chavis Murray State University Head Track and Field Coach Dereck Chavis is in his 14th overall season of coaching track and field. Chavis joined the MSU athletics department on Jan. 12, 2005. His coaching duties encompass the sprints, hurdles, horizontal and vertical jumps. Chavis is a United States Track and Field Level I Lead Instructor and is a USATF Level II coach in the sprints, hurdles and endurance events. In addition to being a USATF meet official, Coach Chavis is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Since his arrival in 2005, the impact he has made on the women’s team has been significant and unparalleled. It is evident that Chavis has restored and propelled Murray State’s track & field program into a perennial contender within the OVC in only four seasons. During the past four seasons the track program has seen 14 OVC individual conference champions, 38 all-conference athletes, and 28 broken school records. Chavis has helped to coach athletes to allconference and record setting performances. A year after one of the most successful track and field seasons in 2007-08, Coach Chavis continued to produce champions and record breakers. During the 2008-09 season, Chavis coached three OVC Athletes of the Year, six conference champions, two Athletes of the Championship and 16 all-conference athletes. Chavis witnessed 11 school records being broke throughout the season as well. Chavis began his coaching career at Indiana State, his alma mater, where he was a two-time team captain and All-Missouri Valley Conference sprinter. During his two-year stint as an assistant at Indiana State, he was instrumental in helping the women’s program gain two Missouri Valley track and field titles. He coached a runnerup in the 60-meter high hurdles and a 4th-place finisher in the long jump at the men’s NCAA Division I national meet while at Indiana State. Additionally, Chavis coached Sariyu Shittu who ranked 3rd and 4th on the women’s list in the 200 and 400; and Craig Brown, who ranked 4th in the 60 and indoor 200-meter dashes. Chavis also spent five seasons at Division III Hope College where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Coach Dereck Chavis the men’s and women’s head track and field coach. During his time at Hope he elevated the men’s and women’s programs by developing them into conference championship contenders and garnering the most national recognition ever attained in the program’s history. Under Chavis’ tutelage the programs boasted seven All-Americans, 23 national qualifiers, 21 conference champions, 31 all-conference athletes, two conference MVP’s and 32 school records. Some notable athletes include three-time national qualifier Eduardo Perez in the 400-meter hurdles, All-American Christiana Watkin in the long jump and national qualifier Erica Torgerson in the heptathlon. Coach Chavis’ knowledge of speed and power development are key in his ability to improve his athletes and elevate the overall competitiveness of the cross country and track/field athletes. His firm belief of patiently teaching the skills and technique involved in an event, in addition to bringing the athlete to a high level of power and fitness, have been the catalysts for the high level of success that has followed him. Chavis is married to Llena Chavis and has a daughter, Danielle, and two sons, Ian and Xavier.

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Coaching Staff MSU Assistant Coaches Tiffany Evans begins her second season as a graudate assistant coach. Evans will be responsible for coaching the throwers and helping with recruiting of future Racer throwers.

Christopher England enters his third season as the head cross country and assistant track coach for the Murray State Racers. In only two years, England has restored the mentality and work ethic that guided the women’s cross country team to great success in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s. The team finished second at the 2008 and 2009 OVC Cross Country Championships, the best team finish since 1990. On the track, England’s distance runners have also garnered much success. Katelyn Jones’ track career at Murray State continues to blossom. During the indoor track season, she set the school record in the 5,000-meter run while becoming the OVC Champion and OVC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year. Her success continued during the outdoor track season, as she set three more school records and was once again an OVC Champion. Other athletes that continue to succeed under England’s guidance include Taylor Crawford who won the 800-meter run at the 2008 OVC Indoor Track Championships and Outdoor Championships. Crawford also became the OVC Indoor Champion in the one mile run and was named the 2009 OVC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. Karissa Magnuson has also flurished under Coach England’s guidance as she was named the OVC Cross Country Freshman of the Year. Prior to joining the Racers, England was assistant to the head cross country coach at his alma mater, Ohio State University. During this time he aided in the coaching of numerous Big Ten Champions, as well as Olympic hopefuls. Some of his other duties included meet management of the Jesse Owens Classic, and camp director of the Ohio State Cross Country Camp for high school runners. Other coaching stops for England include the University of Wyoming, where he was a graduate assistant in the athletic department, and at Boise State University where he served as volunteer assistant coach for the Broncos’ men’s and women’s track and field teams. England is an accomplished runner in his own right, having earned an athletic scholarship to Ohio State University. He was a two-time NCAA All-American in track and field in the 5,000-meter run and 10,000-meter run and multiple-time All-Big Ten Conference for the Buckeyes. He still holds the school record in the 5000-meter run with a time of 13:43. After college, England ran professionally and trained full-time for the Olympic Trials. During his career he was sponsored by shoe companies Adidas, New Balance and Brooks as well as receiving coaching from two former world record holders.

Before joining the staff at Murray State, Evans was an AllAmerican at Radford University from 2003-2007. She claimed seventh at the 2006 NCAA Indoor National Championship in the weight throw with a toss of 66’05.75” (20.26m). She finished the 2006 season ranked seventh in the nation and 22nd in the world in the weight throw with her efforts at the NCAA Indoor Championships. In her final three seasons with the Highlanders, Evans earned 12 Big South Championships. She earned both the indoor and outdoor shot put titles all three seasons, as well as the hammer throw (outdoor) and weight throw (indoor). Her accomplishments saw her named the Most Oustanding Field Performer in the Big South from 2005 to 2007 during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, as well as the Big South Female Track & Field Athlete of the Year her final two seasons at Radford. The three-time team captain left the Highlanders with her name at the top of the record books in five events. Evans holds the record in the indoor weight throw (66’9.25”) and shot put (51’4.5”). She is also in the top position in the outdoor charts for the hammer throw (189’5”), discus (148’4”) and shot put (51’0.75”). Before starting at Radford she was a two-time All-American for indoor track and field at Garfield Senior High School in Woodbridge, Va. While a prep, she claimed two Virginia state championships. The Albany, Ga., native graduated in May of 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise sport health education with a concentration in sports administration from Radford. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in human development and leadership at Murray State.

As a professional runner, England was nationally ranked and competed in distances from the mile to the marathon, competing in elite races all across the United States and around the world. In 2006 he was U.S. Track & Field national champion. England served three years on active duty in the U.S. Army. During his military service he competed on the All-Army cross country and track and field teams, representing the U.S. Armed Forces in competitions around the world.

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Taylor Crawford set a school record in the 1,500-meter outdoor run with a time of 4:28.78 last season. Crawford was the OVC Indoor 800-meter and Mile Run Champion, OVC Outdoor 800-meter and 1,500-meter champion. She earned All-OVC Indoor and Outdoor accolades well on her way to being named OVC Female Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year.

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2009-10 Murray State Roster

Name Lexie Barr Bernith Charlestain Martika Clark Satera Cooper Taylor Crawford Kayla Crusham Sydney Gholston Chelsea Hosey Christina Johnson Katelyn Jones Jami Kloenne Alexis Love Karissa Magnuson Kristen Miller Amber Mills Ashley Myszka Asenath NaAman Kristin Reffett Josha Rogers Ayerial Rouse Jill Schnurbusch Bridget Stichnot Taylor Utsey Audris Williams Brandy Williams

Event Vaults Jumps Sprints Sprints Mid. Distance Mid. Distance Hurdles Jumps Sprints Distance Distance Sprints Mid. Distance Distance Sprints Distance Distance Distance Jumps Sprints Vaults Distance Jumps Sprints Sprints

Class Sophomore Sophomore Sophomore Junior Senior Sophomore Senior Senior Sophomore Junior Sophomore Freshman Sophomore Senior Junior Junior Junior Senior Senior Freshman Freshman Sophomore Freshman Junior Junior

Hometown (High School) Owensboro, Ky. (Daviess County HS) Kissimmee, Fla. (Oceola HS) Louisville, Ky. (Butler HS) Texarkana, Texas (Liberty-Elyau HS) Owensboro, Ky. (Owensboro HS) Hebron, Ky. (Conner HS) Greenville, Ind. (Floyd Central HS) Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook HS) Missouri City, Texas (Elkins HS) Rockport, Ind. (South Spencer HS) Hebron, Ky. (Conner HS) Palmetto, Fla. (Palmetto HS) Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington North HS) Crestwood, Ky. (South Oldham HS) Carbondale, Ill. (Carbondale HS) Louisville, Ky. (Eastern HS) Jefferson City, Mo. (Jefferson City HS) Evansville, Ind. (Evansville Memorial HS) Metropolis, Ill. (Massac County HS) Sanford, Fla. (Lake Mary HS) Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Notre Dame HS) Lexington, Ky. (Tates Creek HS) Texarkana, Texas (Liberty Eylau HS) Alpharetta, Ga. (Alpharetta HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Kenwood HS)

Track & Field Coaching Staff Head Coach: Dereck Chavis (5th season, Indiana State ’94) Head Cross Country/Assistant Track and Field Coach: Chris England (3rd season, Ohio State ’97) Graduate Assistant Coach: Tiffany Evans (2nd season, Radford University, ‘08)

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Seniors 2008-09 (CROSS COUNTRY): Opened the season with a time of 16:12.42 and finished 18th in the 4k at the MidAmerican Opener…finished 12th at the Saluki Invitational in the 5k with a time of 19:09.92…turned in a season best 18:20.06 and finished 12th in the 5k at the Evansville Invitational…finished 7th at the OVC Championship with a time of 19:00.2…posted a time of 23:11.2 in the 6k at the NCAA Southeast Regional. TRACK & FIELD: Set school record in 1,500-meter outdoor with a time of 4:28.78…OVC Indoor 800-meter and Mile Run Champion…OVC Female Track Athlete of the Year…named female Athlete of the Championship for Indoor track…OVC Outdoor 800-meter and 1,500-meter champion…NCAA outdoor regional qualifier in the 800-meter and 1,500-meter…2009 AllOVC Indoor and Outdoor…two-time Pepsi Athlete of the Week and OVC Female Track Athlete of the week. 2007-08 (CROSS COUNTRY): Opened the season with a time of 15:37.90 in the 4k at the Belmont-Vanderbilt Invitational…placed 8th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge…finished 7th at the Evansville Invitational with a season best time of 18:33.01 in the 5k…finished 14th at the OVC Championship with a time of 19:17.52 in the 5k…finished 106th at the NCAA Southeast Regional in the 6k…All-OVC second team…OVC and Pepsi Runner of the Week. TRACK & FIELD: At the 2008 OVC Indoor Championships she came in first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:14.85 and 10th in the 3k run with a time of 10:43.51… At the 2008 OVC Outdoor Championship she came in 3rd place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:15.48 and 5th place in the 4x400-meter relay. 2006-07 (CROSS COUNTRY): Placed 22nd in the 6k during the Ohio Valley Conference cross country championship.

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2008-09: 1st place finish in the 400meter hurdles at the Murray State Invitational… 2nd place finish in the 4x400meter relay at the Emory University Invitational…7th place finish in the 400meter hurdles OVC outdoor Championship…5th place finish in the 4x400-meter relay and 14th in the 400-meter hurdle at the Joey Haines Invitational. 2007-08: Came in 1st place in the distance medley relay at the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships. 2006-07: Season best of 1:02.48 in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2007 Hoosier Hills Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. BEFORE MSU: Attended Floyd Central High School in Floyd Knobs, Ind.…under coach Carl Hook, led the Highlanders to an all-conference championship her senior season…was a state qualifier three seasons, including winning a sectional championship her senior season…was named MVP of her track team as a senior. PERSONAL: Born May 23, 1988…daughter of Kim and Floyd Gholston…majoring in nutrition.

TRACK & FIELD: Took part in eight meets for the Racers as a true freshman…season best of 2:14.44 minutes in the 800-meter run at the 2007 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship, where she placed fourth…finished 5th at the OVC Indoor Championship in the 800meter run with a time of 2:20.42. BEFORE MSU: Attended Owensboro High School in Owensboro, Ky....helped lead the Red Devils to a 2006 regional and state championship in track under coach Robin Joska...in cross country, helped team win a regional championship in 2005 under coach Dean Roberts...set a school record in the 5k with a time of 19:34...placed 2nd in regionals in 2004 and 18th in the state, while finishing 1st in the region and 9th in state competition in 2005...lettered in soccer and swimming at OHS as well. PERSONAL: Born January 27, 1988...daughter of Kristie and Allen Sosh…majoring in criminal justice.

Taylor Crawford was named the 2008-09 OVC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year

Sydney Gholston finished 1st in the distance medley relay at the 2008 OVC Indoor Championship

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seniors 2008-09 (CROSS COUNTRY): Finished 32nd in the 5k at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge…posted a season best 20:36.83 in the 5k at the Evansville Invitational…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2008-09: Didn’t compete due to injury. 2007-08: 4th place finish in the high jump and 5th place finish in the long jump at the Broadway Prescription Invitational…8th place finish in the long jump at the Bulldog Invitational…finished 8th in the high jump at the Saluki Invitational with a jump of 1.53m…12th place finish in the long jump at the OVC Indoor Championship. 2006-07: Competed in eight meets for the Racers as a freshman... season high in the high jump (5’03.00”; 1.60 meters) occurred at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship, where she finished in 5th place...season high in the long jump occurred on Jan. 26, when she jumped 17’04.25”. BEFORE MSU: Attended Bolingbrook High School, where she led the Raiders to a sectional championship in the high jump in 2006... was ranked 18th in the nation in the high jump in high school...finished 21st in the long jump at the Junior Olympics...also lettered in basketball and volleyball at BHS, helping guide her basketball team to a ranking of fourth in the state of Illinois. PERSONAL: Born Oct. 16, 1987...daughter of Vance and Laketa Hosey...majoring in exercise science/wellness.

Chelsea Hosey placed fifth in the high jump as a freshman at the OVC Outdoor Championship

TRACK & FIELD: Ran in the 3,000-meter and 5,000meter events…placed 15th in the 5,000-meter at the Joey Haines Invitational...finished 19th in the 5,000-meter at the Ole Miss Invitational...OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2007-08 (CROSS COUNTRY): Opened the season with a time of 16:10.55 in the 4k at the Belmont-Vanderbilt Invitational…finished 9th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge… finished 16th at the Evansville Invitational with a season best time of 19:02.77 in the 5k…finished 19th at the OVC Championship in the 5k with a time of 19:33.69. TRACK & FIELD: Finished 5th in the women’s distance medley at the Hoosier Hills Invitational. 2006-07 (CROSS COUNTRY): Finished 24th at the Ohio Valley Conference cross country championship. TRACK & FIELD: Competed in four events as a freshman…All-American Scholar Athlete. BEFORE MSU: Attended South Oldham High School in Crestwood, Ky....ran four seasons in track and three seasons in cross country for the Dragons under coach Stan Clark...finished 2nd at the track regionals and 8th in the state in 2006 in the 3200m (11:55)...finished 8th at state with a time of 19:53 in the 5k in 2005. PERSONAL: Born August 5, 1987...daughter of Robert and Kimberly Miller...majjoringg in art.

Kristen Miller was an All-American Scholar Athlete her freshman season

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seniors 2008-09 (CROSS COUNTRY): Began the season with a run of 17:04.07 in the 4k at the MidAmerican Opener… finished 24th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge…ran a season best 19:49.70 in the 5k at the Evansville Invitational…finished 43rd at the OVC Championships…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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2008-09: Finished 2nd in the high Jump at the Emory University Invitational…3rd place finish in the high jump at the OVC Outdoor Championship and the WKU Invitational…turned in a 6th place finish in the high jump at the DePauw Invitational and the Saluki Fast Statt…7th place in the high jump at the OVC Indoor Championship.

TRACK & FIELD: OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2007-08 (CROSS COUNTRY): Opened the season with a time of 16:11.61 in the 4k at the Belmont-Vanderbilt Invitational…finished 12th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge… turned in a season best 20:02.71 in the 5k at the Evansville Invitational…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. TRACK & FIELD: Set a career best in the 5,000-meter with a time of 19:27.76…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2006-07 (CROSS COUNTRY): OVC Medal of Honor…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. TRACK & FIELD: All-American Scholar Athlete…OVC Medal of Honor… OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. BEFORE MSU: Attended Reitz Memorial High School in Evansville, Ind. where she graduated 11th out of 188 members of her graduating class.

2007-08: Didn’t compete due to injury. 2006-07: Competed in nine events as a true freshman, where she finished in 2nd place at the 2007 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships in the high jump (5’5.00”). BEFORE MSU: Attended Massac County High School in Metropolis, Ill...under coach Keith Shelton, broke the school high jump record and won the state high jump of 5’8”. PERSONAL: Born Feb. 10, 1988...daughter of Marisha and Bert Rogers...majoring in management/entrepreneurship.

PERSONAL: Born April 25, 1988...daughter of Jason and Karen Reffett... majoring in accounting.

Kristin Reffett has been named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll six times in her three years

Josha Rogers has finished 2nd and 3rd in the high jump at the OVC Outdoor Championship

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2008-09: Didn’t compete due to injury. 2007-08: Didn’t compete due to injury. BEFORE MSU: Attended Liberty-Eylau High School in Texarkana, Texas...under coach Bob Carter, led LEHS to three district championships and one regional championship...as a sophomore, led LEHS to the state meet in Austin for only the second time in 13 years...as a senior, broke the LEHS school records for the 200-meter run (25.12), and the 4x200-meter relay (1:42.35)...played basketball at LEHS, earning first team all district honors in leading LEHS to a regional championship and a state finalist berth with a 30-3 record in 2007. PERSONAL: Born Aug. 22, 1988...daughter of Bridgette Cooper... majoring in sociology.

2008-09 (CROSS COUNTRY): Began her season with a 9th place finish at the Mid-American Opener after recording a time of 15:26.53 in the 4k…finished 2nd at the Saluki Invitational with a time of 18:22.51 in the 5k…finished 18th in a field of 285 in the 5k at the Louisville Cross Country Classic with a time of 18:03.56… ran a season best 18:02.57 in the 5k at the Evansville Invitational… finished 3rd at the OVC Championships in the 5k with a time of 18:47.7….completed her season by finishing 60th with a time of 22:25.1 in the 6k at the NCAA Southeast Regional…named OVC runner of the week (9/30)…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. TRACK & FIELD: OVC outdoor champion in 5,000-meter…set the school record in the 5,000-meter with a time of 16:57.06…set school record in the 3,000-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase... qualified for the NCAA regional in 5,000-meter…All-OVC Outdoor and Indoor track…OVC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year…named Pepsi Athlete of the week and OVC Female Track Athlete of the Week… OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2007-08 (CROSS COUNTRY): Opened the season with a time of 15:09.21 in the 4k to finish 17th at the Belmont-Vanderbilt Invitational…finished 3rd in the 5k at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge with a time of 19:02.05… finished 11th at the Evansville Invitational with a season best time of 18:43.96 in the 5k…finished 24th at the OVC Championship… finished 130th at the NCAA Southeast Regional in the 6k…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. TRACK & FIELD: Took part in eight meets for the Racers as a true freshman… season best time of 2:14.44 in the 800-meter run at the 2007 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship, where she placed 4th…also finished in 5th place at the OVC Indoor Championship in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:20.42… OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. BEFORE MSU: Attended South Spencer High School in Rockport, Indiana...was a cross country state finalist in 2003 and 2006...was a track state finalist in 2007 in the 1600-meter…was Valedictorian of her senior class, ranking first out of 92 students with a 4.0 GPA. PERSONAL: Born November 11, 1988...daughter of Eddie and Dee Ann Jones...majoring in biology.

Satera Cooper holds two records at Liberty-Eylau High School

Katelyn Jones won the 5,000m run in both outdoor and indoor track at the OVC Championship

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Juniors 2008-09: 1st in the 400-meter dash at the Murray State Invitational…finished 1st in the 400-meter at the DePauw Invitational…1st in the 4x100-meter relay and 2nd place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the Emory University Invitational… 3rd in the 400-meter dash at the Emory Invitational…4th place finish in the 200-meter dash at the Redhawk Invitational…5th in 400-meter dash at OVC Championship… 8th in the 400-meter dash at the Joey Haines Invitational. 2007-08: During her freshman season she came in 8th place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 58.41 seconds at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships and 7th place in the 4x400meter relay…at the Outdoor Championships she came in 5th place in the 4x400-meter relay.

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2008: Opened her cross country season with a 20:55.11 run in the 4k at the MidAmerican Opener. 2007: Finished 15th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge… helped her team to a 1st place finish at the Evansville Invitational. BEFORE MSU: Attended Eastern High School in Louisville, Ky. where she was captain of the track and cross country team her senior year...placed 3rd in the 3200-meter in the 2007 Male Bulldog Track Classic...in 2006, finished 14th at the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) Championships. PERSONAL: Born December 25, 1988...daughter of Scott and Nancy Myszka...majoring in exercise science.

BEFORE MSU: Attended Carbondale Community High School in Carbondale, Ill…under coach Gary Holda, qualified for state competition all four years of high school…was named the captain of the track team and co-Most Valuable Player on the team…was named Outstanding Senior Female Athlete at CCHS. PERSONAL: Born May 20, 1989…daughter of Tammy Chapman… majoring in biology.

Amber Mills tallied three first place finishes in the 2008-09 season

Ashley Myszka adds strong depth to the distance runners

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2008-09 (CROSS COUNTRY): Opened the season with a time of 16:14.06 in the 4k at the Mid-American Opener…finished 15th in the 5k at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge…finished 14th in the 5k with a time of 19:17.93 at the Saluki Invitational…turned in a season best 19:01.74 in the 5k at the Evansville Invitational… finished 28th at the OVC Championship…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Championship.

TRACK & FIELD: Finished 3rd in the 5,000-meter run at the WKU Invitational... placed 4th in the 5,000-meter at the Joey Haines Invitational...6th place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the DePauw Invitational...7th in the 5,000-meter run at the OVC Indoor Championship...finished 8th in the 5,000-meter run at the OVC outdoor Championship...OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2007-08 (CROSS COUNTRY): Finished 7th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge… finished 12th at the Evansville Invitational with a season best time of 18:44.26 in the 5k…placed 23rd at the OVC Championship… finished 116th at the NCAA Southeast Regional in the 6k…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. TRACK & FIELD: Set a personal best in the 5,000-meter with a time of 18:29… placed 17th in the one mile run at the OVC Indoor Championship…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2008-09: Finished 1st in the 200-meter dash at the Murray State Invitational…finished 1st in the 200-meter dash at the DePauw Invitational…1st in the 4x100meter relay at the Emory University Invitational...2nd place finish in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash at the Emory Invitational…6th in 100-meter dash at OVC Championship, 7th in 200meter dash and 7th in 400meter dash OVC Outdoor 2007-08: Proved to be a valuable asset to the Racers her freshman season by winning the 100-meter dash at the SEMO Invitational with a time of 12.37…6th place in the 100-meter dash at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship with a time of 12.41…at the 2008 OVC Indoor Championship she placed 8th in the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.33 seconds. BEFORE MSU: Attended Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, Ga…under coach Nicole Hudson, led her team to a regional championship…was the 2007 regional champion in the 100-meter, 200-meter, 4x100-meter, and 4x400-meter…was a runner-up at the state competition in the 100-meter and 200-meter...holds the AHS school record in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and long jump. PERSONAL: Born Nov. 09, 1988…daughter of Wanda Jackson…majoring in nursing.

BEFORE MSU: Attended Jefferson City High School in Jefferson City, Mo....under coach Jim Marshall, was an all-state performer for two years in track and field and one year in cross country. PERSONAL:BornJune4,1988...daughterofAbiatharandHariraNaAman...majoringindietetics.

Asenath Na’Aman is part of the OVC record setting Indoor Distance Medley Relay Team

Audris Williams posted three first place finishes in the 2008-09 season

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Junior/Sophomore 2008-09: 1st in the 4x100-meter relay and 2nd place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the Emory University Invitational…2nd in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash at the Murray State Invitational…3rd in the 400-meter dash at the WKU Invitational… finished 4th at the DePauw Invitational in the 200-meter dash…5th in the 200-meter dash at the Emory Invitational. 2007-08: Placed 6th in the 4x400-meter relay at the 2008 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship…placed 4th in the 4x400-meter relay at the 2008 OVC Outdoor Championship. 2006-07: Finished 4th in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2007 OVC Outdoor Championship…placed 7th in the 4x400-meter relay at the 2007 Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championship. BEFORE MSU: Attended Kenwood High School in Clarksville, Tenn…under coaches Ted McCaslin and Chuck Lewis, went to nationals in Baltimore as a senior and made it to the final eight in the state of Tennessee as a junior…as a junior and senior, was picked to run for Music City for USA Track and Field.

2008-09: 2nd in the Pole Vault at the WKU Invitational…2nd place finish in the pole vault at the Murray State Invitational…5th in pole vault at the Redhawk Invitational…finished 6th in the pole vault at OVC Outdoor Championship…8th place finish in pole vault at the OVC Indoor Championship. BEFORE MSU: Attended Daviess County High School in Owensboro, Ky…under coaches Lil Brunson and Bill Cameron she holds the school record for pole vaulting with a height of 11’ 6”. PERSONAL: Born Nov. 28, 1989…daughter of Kandy and Robert Barr…majoring in exercise science and prephysical therapy.

PERSONAL: Born on Jun. 15, 1988…daughter of Lewis and Denise Williams… majoring in language and behavioral disorders.

Brandy Williams totaled five top-three finishes during the 2008-09 season

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Leixe Barr finished second twice in the pole valut as a freshman

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Sophomores

2008-09: 2nd in the triple jump at the WKU Invitational…2nd place finish in the triple jump at the Murray State Invitational…finished 3rd in the triple jump at the DePauw Invitational…4th in the triple jump and 7th in the long jump at the Redhawk Invitational…10th place finish in the triple jump at the OVC Indoor Championship. BEFORE MSU: Attended Osceola High School in Kissimmee, Fl…in the 2007-08 season she became the state champion in the long jump (18’) and the triple jump (37’ 4”)…also a member of the OHS basketball team. PERSONAL: Born Nov. 28, 1989…daughter of Elirite and Trouillot Charlestain…major is undeclared.

2008-09: 2nd place finish in the 4x400meter relay at the Emory University Invitational and the WKU Invitational… finished 5th in the 400-meter dash at the WKU Invitational and the Murray State Invitational…11th place finish at the Emory University Invitational…18th at the DePauw Invitational in the 400-meter dash…19th in the 400-meter dash at the Saluki Fast Start. BEFORE MSU: Attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Ky…under coach Brady Thorton and Killian Timoney, went to city and regional competition for 300-meter hurdles and made it to state competition for the 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relay. PERSONAL: Born July 2, 1990…daughter of MarQuetta and George Hoskins…majoring in occupational safety and health.

Bernith Charlestain posted three top-three finishes in the triple jump as a freshman

Martika Clark posted multiple top-five finishes during the 2008-09 campaign

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Sophomores 2008-09 (CROSS COUNTRY): Began her season by posting a time of 18:20.07 in the 4k at the MidAmerican Opener… recorded a season best 19:41.97 in the 5k at the Evansville Invitational…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. TRACK & FIELD: Finished 2nd in the 4x800-meter relay at the Emory University Invitational...3rd place finish in the 800-meter run at the Redhawks Invitational...placed 10th in the 800-meter at the Saluki Fast Start…All-OVC Indoor and OutdoorTrack…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. BEFORE MSU: Attended Conner High School in Hebron, Ky...was a state qualifier in the 4x800-meter relay and 3200-meter run under coach Jeremy Fisher…finished in 7th place at state in the 4x800-meter relay her junior year...helped lead her team to a 4th place finish at state during her senior campaign…was named Cougar Woman of the Year award her junior and senior year. PERSONAL: Born Jan. 1, 1990...daughter of Kristina Anderson and Daniel Crusham... majoring in nutrition.

Kayla Crusham earned All-OVC Indoor honors this past season

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2008-09: 2nd in the 400-meter dash at the Murray State Invitational…2nd place finish in the 4x400-meter relay and placed 4th in the 400-meter dash at the WKU Invitational…9th in the 400meter dash at the Saluki Fast Start…34th at the Ole Miss Invitational in the 400-meter dash…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. BEFORE MSU: Attended Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas…under coach Ben Still, she ran the 400-meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay at the 2007 National competition in Baltimore for the Wings Track Club…personal best in the 400-meter with a time of 56.2 seconds and the 200-meter with a time of 25.02 seconds…set the school record for the 400-meter dash, and was part of the team that set the school record for the 4x100-meter relay, 4x200-meter relay, and 4x400-meter relay her senior year. PERSONAL: Born July 24, 1990…daughter of Sherlyn and Joe Schumack…major is undeclared.

Christina Johnson tallied three top-four finishes during the 2008-09 season

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Sophomores

2008-09 (CROSS COUNTRY): Placed 25th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge and Saluki Invitational in the 5k… ran a seasons best 19:23.58 in the 5k at the Evansville Invitational…finished 26th at the OVC Championship in the 5k with a time of 20:16.4… ran the 6k in 24:38.1 at the NCAA Southeast Regional. TRACK & FIELD: 4th place finish in the 3,000-meter run at the Murray State Invitational...5th in the 5,000-meter run at the DePauw Invitational...Placed 16th in the 3,000-meter run at the Gladstein Invitational. BEFORE MSU: Attended Conner High School in Hebron, Ky...in 2008, under coach Jeremy Fisher, was a state qualifier for the 3,200-meter run...8th place finish at the Wildcat Invitational indoor track meet. PERSONAL: Born December 4, 1988...daughter of Philip and Donna Kloenne...majoring in exercise science.

2008-09 (CROSS COUNTRY): Began the season with a time of 15:51.31 in the 4k while finishing 16th at the Mid-American Opener…finished with a team best time of 20:00.36 in the 5k at the Missouri Cross Country Classic where she finished 11th…finished 7th at the Saluki Invitational in the 5k run…ran a season best 18:16.96 in the 5k at the Evansville Invitational as she finished 11th…finished 8th at the OVC Championship with a time of 19:09.4 in the 5k run… named OVC Freshman of the Year…OVC Medal of Honor winner…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. TRACK & FIELD: 2nd place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Joey Haines Invitational...placed 5th in the 3,000-meter run at the Gladstein Invitational…finished 6th in the 1,500-meter run at the Murray State Invitational...All-OVC Indoor Track…OVC Medal of Honor winner…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. BEFORE MSU: Attended Pickerington High School North in Pickerington, Ohio...under coach Jim Langedefer, helped the Panthers become the 2005 OCC champions, and finished in 8th place in the 4x800-meter relay at state...in 2006, placed 3rd in the 4x800-meter relay at state, and also set personal records in the 800-meter dash (2:16), 1,600-meter dash (5:10), and 3,200-meter run (11:32)...helped the Panthers become the OCC champions once again in 2007. PERSONAL: Born Feb. 13, 1990...daughter of Todd and Cindy Magnuson... j g in animal health tech/pre-vet. p majoring

Jami Kloenne tallied two top-five finishes last season

Karissa Magnuson was named the 2008-09 OVC Cross Country Freshman of the Year

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Sophomore/Freshman 2008-09 (CROSS COUNTRY): Opened the season with a 22nd place finish at the MidAmerican Opener in the 4k with a time of 16:28.30…placed 19th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge…ran a season best 19:44.02 at the Greater Louisville Classic…OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. TRACK & FIELD: Finished 3rd in the 3,000-meter run at the Murray State Invitational...10th in the 3,000-meter at the DePauw Invitational...14th in the 3,000-meter at the OVC Indoor Championship...OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. BEFORE MSU: Attended Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Ky... in her senior season, under coach Kevin Crosby, she was the Mile City Champion, 2 Mile City Champion, and 4x800-meter relay champion...also placed 2nd in the 3,200-meter run at regionals with a time of 11:49. PERSONAL: Born Dec. 15, 1989...daughter of Daniel and Kathy Stichnot... majoring in math and secondary education.

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BEFORE MSU: Attended Palmetto High School in Palmetto, Florida... under coaches Rod Martin and Robert Kelly, she was a three time state finalist in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m dash...three time county champion in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m dash...district champion her senior season in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m dash...regional champion her junior season in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m dash...allarea track female athlete of the year her junior and senior season...anchored the 4x100m team which holds the school record...also participated in girls weightlifting at Palmetto. PERSONAL: Born April 24, 1991...daughter of Dora and Eddie Goff...majoring in chemistry.

Bridget Stitchnot was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll in both Track and Cross Country

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BEFORE MSU: Attended Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Florida... holds the school record in the 4x400m and 4x100m relay...district, regional, and SAC champions as a junior and senior...also played basketball at Lake Mary. PERSONAL: Born April 11, 1991... daughter of Melinda Rouse...majoring in management.

BEFORE MSU: Attended Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, Missouri...holds the school record in high jump with a mark of 5’4”...holds the school record in pole vault with a mark of 10’6”...placed 3rd in Missouri Class 3 State in the pole vault as a senior...also was a cheerleader for four years at Notre Dame Regional High School. PERSONAL: Born November 2, 1990... daughter of Ann and Craig Schnurbusch...majoring in dietetics.

BEFORE MSU: Attended Liberty-Eylau High School in Texarkana, Texas...under coach Bob Carter, was a four time district champion...regional qualifier in the 4x100m, 4x200m and 200m dash as a freshman...regional qualifier in the 4x100m, 4x200m, 200m and triple jump as a sophomore...state qualifier in the 4x200m run as a sophomore...state champ in 4x100m and 4x200m dash as a junior...state champ in 4x100m, 4x200m and 3rd in 200m dash as a senior while leading her team to a state championship...also played volleyball at Liberty-Eylau. PERSONAL: Born September 22, 1991... daughter of Lesa and Darrel Williams and Jerome McGary...majoring in journalism.

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Records & History

Katelyn Jones broke four school records last season including the 5,000-meter run in both indoor and outdoor events. Jones now holds a total of seven Murray State track records.

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Women’s Record Book OUTDOOR RECORDS

INDOOR RECORDS Event

Mark

Holder (Year)

55-Meter Dash ........................ 6.84 ....................Heather Samuel (1994) 60-Meter Dash ........................ 7.89 .....................Gloria Coleman (1982) 200-Meter Dash ...................... 24.02 ..................Heather Samuel (1994) 300-Meter Dash ...................... 40.01 ........................Maxine Best (1985) 400-Meter Dash ...................... 52.67 ...............Stephanie Saleem (1990) 500-Meter Dash ...................... 1:12.54 ..............Nina Funderburk (1987) 600-Meter Dash ...................... 1:31.60 ............Stephanie Saleem (1990) 800-Meter Run ........................ 2:07.94 ..............Nina Funderburk (1989) 1 Mile Run ..............................5:00.90 .................Katelyn Jones (2008) 1,000-Meter Run ..................... 2:56.80 ................Becky Beckman (1979) 3,000-Meter Run ....................9:56.01 .................Katelyn Jones (2008) 5,000-Meter Run ....................17:18.36 ...............Katelyn Jones (2009) 55-Meter Hurdles .................... 7.98 ................. Dianne Woodside (1990) 60-Meter Hurdles .................... 8.75 ...................... Val Lemoignan (1983) 4x200-Meter Relay .................. 1:42.03 ...................... Jenille Kelly (1990) .................................................................................. Stephanie Saleem .......................................................................................... Felicia Upton ...................................................................................Dianne Woodside 4x400-Meter Relay .................. 3:44.88 ....................Felicia Upton (1990) ........................................................................................... Anna Cherry ............................................................................................. Val Bowser .................................................................................. Stephanie Saleem 4x800-Meter Relay .................. 9:27.74 ..............Crystal Roberson (1990) ....................................................................................Rebecca Mizener ........................................................................................... Anna Cherry ............................................................................................. Val Bowser Sprint Medley Relay................. 4:01.66 .....................Anna Cherry (1990) .............................................................................................Jenille Kelly .................................................................................................. Jill Doty ............................................................................................. Val Bowser Distance Medley Relay.. ..........12:08.11 .......Asenath Naaman, 1200 (2008) ........................................................................Meagan Richson, 400 ....................................................................... Sydney Gholston, 800 .......................................................................... Katelyn Jones, 1600 Shot Put ................................... 45’ 7.25” ................ Shameka Dial (2009) Weight Throw .......................... 61’11.5” ................. Shameka Dial (2009) High Jump ................................ 5’ 9” .......................... Jenille Kelly (1989) Long Jump ............................... 20’ 2.5” ............. Dawn Woodside (1990) Triple Jump .............................. 41’ 1.5” ............. Diane Woodside (1988) Pole Vault ................................ 12’3” ...................... Alicia Tempel (2009) Pentathlon ............................... 3,771 pts .............. Val Lemoignan (1985)

Event

Mark

Holder (Year)

100-Meter Dash ......................11.00 .................. Heather Samuel (1994) 200-Meter Dash ......................23.10 .................. Heather Samuel (1994) 400-Meter Dash ......................51.94 ............... Stephanie Saleem (1989) 100-Meter Hurdles ..................13.81 ................Dianne Woodside (1989) 400-Meter Hurdles ..................1:00.50 ..................Val Lemoignan (1983) 800-Meter Run ........................2:06.36 .......... Charmaine Thomas (1995) 1,500-Meter Run ................... 4:28.78 ..............Taylor Crawford (2009) 3,000-Meter Run ................... 9:44.84 ................. Katelyn Jones (2009) 3,000-Meter Steeplechase ..... 10:51.72................ Katelyn Jones (2009) 3,200-Meter Run .....................12:28.00 ...................Cara O’Brien (1982) 5,000-Meter Run ................... 16:57.06................ Katelyn Jones (2009) 10,000-Meter Run ...................36:30.40 ...................Teresa Colby (1985) 4x100-Meter Relay ..................46:36 ................................Jill Doty (1993) .......................................................................................... Felicia Upton ............................................................................................. Felicia Ford ......................................................................................Heather Samuel 4x200-Meter Relay ..................1:40.60 ..................... Maxine Best (1984) .......................................................................................... Linda Cooper ........................................................................................ Val Lemoignan .......................................................................................Gloria Coleman 800 Medley Relay ....................1:43.10 .......................Jenille Kelly (1989) ................................................................................... Dianne Woodside ..............................................................................................Val Bowser ...................................................................................Stephanie Saleem 4x400-Meter Relay ..................3:40.57 .................... Felicia Upton (1991) ................................................................................... Crystal Robertson ........................................................................................... Anna Cherry ...................................................................................Stephanie Saleem 4x800-Meter Relay........... .......9:25.00 ................ Dianne Stewart (1981) ................................................................................... Deanna Dennison ......................................................................................... Diane Holmes ......................................................................................... Wendy Slaton Sprint Medley Relay.................3:53.02 .................... Felicia Upton (1990) ........................................................................................... Anna Cherry ...................................................................................Stephanie Saleem ..............................................................................................Val Bowser Distance Medley Relay.............12:04.40 ..................... Val Bowser (1989) ...................................................................................Stephanie Saleem .................................................................................... Nina Funderburk .........................................................................................Kathy Mueller Shot Put ...................................48’6”....................... Shameka Dial (2009) Discus ......................................146’10”................... Shameka Dial (2009) Javelin ......................................158’ 11” ................Emi Yamamuro (2008) Long Jump ...............................20’ 9.5” ................. Allison Manley (1981) High Jump ................................5’ 10” .................... Allison Manley (1981) Triple Jump ..............................41’ 4.25” ...............Natasha Brown (1990) Pole Vault ................................11’6.25”...................Alicia Tempel (2009) Hammer Throw .......................169’ 0” ............. Jamie Nurnberger (2005)

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Men’s Record Book INDOOR RECORDS

OUTDOOR RECORDS

Event Mark Holder (Year) 50-Yard Dash ....................... 5.40 ..................Eddie Hearne (1971) .............................................................Lee Roy McGinnis (1969) .................................................................... Randy Smith (1971) 55-Meter Dash ................... 6.30 ................. Kenny Shields (2000) 60-Yard Dash ....................... 6.00 ...................Jim Freeman (1966) ...................................................................Eddie Hearne (1967) 200-Meter Dash ..................21.34 .......... Seibert Straughn (1991) 300-Yard Dash ..................... 30.20 ........... Cuthbert Jacobs (1967) 400-Meter Dash ..................46.14 .......... Seibert Straughn (1991) 500-Meter Dash ................. 1:03.00 ...........Stephen Smith (1985) 600-Yard Dash ..................... 1:08.54 ................. Elvis Forde (1982) 800-Meter Run ................... 1:50.50 ..........Stevon Roberts (1991) 880-Yard Run ...................... 1:51.68 ................. Elvis Forde (1982) 1,000-Yard Run ................... 2:08.00 ............David Rafferty (1980) 1,000-Meter Run ................ 2:26.89 .......... William Jordan (1985) Mile Run ............................. 4:03.30 ............ David Warren (1979) Two-Mile Run ....................... 8:38.60 .........Richard Charleston (1980) 3000-Meter Run ................. 8:30.62 ................ Keith Jared (1999) 5000-Meter Run ................. 14:47.55 .............. Keith Jared (1999) Three-Mile Run ................... 13:26.6 .................Jerry Odlin (1979) 60-Yard Hurdles ...................7.30 ............ James Yarbrough (1983) Mile Relay ........................... 3:08.76 .................Carl Dillard (1991) .........................................................................Seibert Straughn ........................................................................... Stevon Roberts ..........................................................................Terry Harewood Two-Mile Relay ................... 7:30.20 ..........Martyn Brewer (1977) ................................................................................Tony Keener ..............................................................................David Warren ..................................................................................Pat Chimes Distance Medley Relay.. ...... 9:49.20 ............ David Warren (1979) ........................................................................Marshall Crawley .............................................................................David Rafferty ..................................................................... Richard Charleston Shot Put .............................. 56’ 5” ..............Brian Knippen (2003) 35-LB Weight Throw ........... 50’ 3.25” ............... Jon Cargill (2000) Long Jump ............................24’ 4.5” ....... Everton Cornelius (1979) High Jump ........................... 7’ 4” ............Ernest Patterson (1983) Triple Jump ...........................52’ 0.25” ..... Patterson Johnson (1985)

Event Mark Holder (Year) 100-Meter Dash ................. 10.20* ...............Jim Freeman (1968) .............................................................. Cuthbert Jacobs (1974) 200-Meter Dash ................. 20.70* ...............Jim Freeman (1966) .............................................................. Cuthbert Jacobs (1974) 400-Meter Dash ................. 45.10* ...........Tommie Turner (1971) 800-Meter Run ................... 1:47.40 ............ David Warren (1977) 1500-Meter Run ................. 3:40.90 ............David Rafferty (1980) Mile Run ............................. 4:01.70 ................ Pat Chimes (1978) 5000-Meter Run....................13:50.60 ..... Edison Wedderburn (1982) 10,000-Meter Run .............. 28:48.60 ........... Chris Bunyan (1982) 3000-M Steeplechase ..........8:32.77 ....... Edison Wedderburn (1981) 110-Meter Hurdles ..............14.05 .......... James Yarbrough (1985) 400-Meter Hurdles ............. 51.71 ................ Leigh Golden (1988) 4x100 Relay ........................ 40.60* ..............Eddie Hearne (1968) ........................................................................... Tommie Turner ............................................................................ Larry Coleman ............................................................................... Jim Freeman 4x220 Relay ........................ 1:26.10* ...........Eddie Hearne (1968) ........................................................................... Tommie Turner ............................................................................ Larry Coleman ............................................................................... Jim Freeman Mile Relay ........................... 3:06.30 ............ Fred Sowerby (1971) ....................................................................... Lee Roy McGinnis ........................................................................ Ashman Samuels ........................................................................... Tommie Turner Two-Mile Relay ................... 7:22.67 ..........Martyn Brewer (1978) .............................................................................David Rafferty ..................................................................................Pat Chimes ..............................................................................David Warren 1600-Meter Relay........... ..... 3:04.54 ........ Trevor Hamilton (1991) ........................................................................... Stevon Roberts ..........................................................................Terry Harewood .........................................................................Seibert Straughn 4x1500-Meter Relay ............ 15:06.80 .......Richard Charleston (1979) .............................................................................David Rafferty ..................................................................................Pat Chimes ..............................................................................David Warren Sprint Medley Relay............ 3:21.30 ................ John Walsh (1983) .................................................................................Camy Hinds .............................................................................Willie Thomas ............................................................................William Jordan Distance Medley Relay........ 9:37.40 ................ Pat Chimes (1978) .............................................................................David Rafferty ........................................................................... Martyn Brewer ..............................................................................David Warren Shot Put .............................. 57’ 7” .................. Andy Vince (1981) Discus ................................. 175’ 2” ............Joe Woodside (1988) Javelin (Old Rule) ................ 231’ 9” ................ John Bover (1970) Javelin ................................. 186’ 11” ..........Derek Sargent (2003) Long Jump ............................25’ 0” .......... Everton Cornelius (1978) High Jump ........................... 7’ 3.5” .........Ernest Patterson (1983) Triple Jump ...........................54’ 8” .......... Patterson Johnson (1987) Pole Vault ........................... 17’ 6” ................. Darren Pahl (1985) Hammer ............................. 180’ 1” .................. Jon Cargill (2003) (*) Times converted from yards to meters

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Women’s OVC Champions

WOMEN’S INDOOR 55 Meter Dash Heather Samuel ......... 6.93 .......................1994 Heather Samuel ......... 6.90 .......................1993 Heather Samuel ......... 6.97 .......................1992 Stephanie Saleem ...... 6.95 .......................1990 55 Meter Hurdles Diane Woodside ........ 8.04 .......................1990 200 Meter Dash Heather Samuel ......... 24.05 .....................1994 Heather Samuel ......... 24.35 .....................1993 Heather Samuel ......... 24.66 .....................1992 Stephanie Saleem ...... 24.18 .....................1990 400 Meter Run Felicia Upton.............. 55.01 .....................1993 Felicia Upton.............. 54.57 .....................1992 Stephanie Saleem ...... 55.59 .....................1991 Stephanie Saleem ...... 53.79 .....................1989 800 Meter Run Taylor Crawford ........ 2:16.20 ................ 2009 Taylor Crawford ........ 2:14.88 ................ 2008 Charmaine Thomas ... 2:16.30 ..................1994 Anna Cherry............... 2:16.40 ..................1992 Crystal Roberson........ 2:16.10 ..................1991 Val Bowser ................. 2:10.80 ..................1990 Nina Funderburk ....... 2:09.50 ..................1989 Nina Funderburk ....... 2:10.20 ..................1988 Mile Run Taylor Crawford ........ 5:04.15 ................ 2009 Jackie Murzynowski ... 5:03.70 ..................1988 3,000 Meter Run Heather Huhn ............ 9:55.80 ..................1992 5,000 Meter Run Katelyn Jones ........... 17:30.94 .............. 2009 Emily Herndon ........... 17:59.36 ................2002 4x400 Meter Relay ................................... 3:44.00 ..................1992 ................................... 3:44.90 ..................1990 ................................... 3:47.10 ..................1989 Distance Meadly Asenath Naaman; Sydney Gholston; Meagan Richeson; Katelyn Jones .................... 12:08.11 2008#^ High Jump Diane Woodside ........ 5’ 5” ......................1990 Jenille Kelly ................ 5’ 9” ....................1989# Jamie Aherns ............. 5’ 8” ......................1985 Triple Jump Natasha Brown .......... 39’ 5.75” ...............1991 Natasha Brown .......... 39’ 1” ....................1990 Diane Woodside ........ 40’ 1.5” ...............1988# Shot Put Wendy Scott .............. 43’ 0.25” ...............1993 Dedre Jackson............ 43’ 5.75” ...............1991 Dawn Woodside ........ 42’ 2.5” .................1990

Dawn Woodside ........ 40’ 8.5” .................1989 Dawn Woodside ........ 39’ 10” ..................1988

Cara O’Brien .............. 39:46.3 ..................1981 *=Short Course

20 Pound Weight Throw Dominique Robinson . 59’ 6.75” .............2008# Dominique Robinson . 54’ 4” ....................2007

4x100 Meter Relay ................................... 47.88 .....................1984

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR 100 Meters Heather Samuel ......... 11.0 ................... 1994#^ Heather Samuel ......... 11.91 .....................1993 Heather Samuel ......... 11.81 .....................1992 Felicia Upton.............. 12.18 .....................1991 Maxine Best ............... 11.89 .....................1985 100 Meter Hurdles Dianne Woodside ...... 14.22 .....................1990 Dianne Woodside ...... 14.17 .....................1989 Val Lemoignan ........... 15.47 .....................1983 Betty Fox .................... 14.43 .....................1979 200 Meters Heather Samuel ......... 23.10 ................. 1994#^ Heather Samuel ......... 24.44 .....................1993 Heather Samuel ......... 24.10 .....................1992 Felicia Upton.............. 24.52 .....................1991 Stephanie Saleem ...... 23.94 .....................1989 Maxine Best ............... 23.93 .....................1985 Glenvira Williams....... 24.60 .....................1982 400 Meters Heather Samuel ......... 55.06 .....................1994 Felicia Upton.............. 54.00 .....................1992 Stephanie Saleem ...... 54.35 .....................1991 Stephanie Saleem ...... 53.43 .....................1989 400 Meter Hurdles Kim Koehler ............... 1:06.45 ..................1988 Val Lemoignan ........... 1:02.95 ..................1985 Val Lemoignan ........... 1:01.58 ..................1984 Val Lemoignan ........... 1:00.75 ..................1983 800 Meters Taylor Crawford ........ 2:13.71 ................ 2009 Charmaine Thomas ... 2:12.47 ..................1996 Charmaine Thomas ... 2:09.79 ..................1995 Charmaine Thomas ... 2:13.47 ..................1994 Anna Cherry............... 2:14.50 ..................1992 Valerie Bowser........... 2:16.06 ..................1990 Nina Funderburk ....... 2:10.60 ..................1989 Nina Funderburk ....... 2:16.56 ..................1988 Kay Holt ..................... 2:33.72 ..................1984 Lavonne Roberts ........ 2:14.80 ..................1982 Lavonne Roberts ........ 2:13.41 ..................1980 1,500 Meters Taylor Crawford ........ 4:31.97 ................ 2009 Nine Funderburk ....... 4:41.70 ..................1989 3,000 Meter Steeplechase Katelyn Jones ........... 10:57.92 ............ 2008# 5,000 Meters Katelyn Jones ........... 16:57.06 ............ 2009# Heather Huhm ........... 18:00.0 ..................1992 10,000 Meters Teresa Colby .............. 32:22.9* ................1985

4x200 Meter Relay ................................... 1:44.2 ....................1980 4x400 Meter Relay ................................... 3:49.20 ..................2004 ................................... 3:45.2 ....................1994 ................................... 3:43.2 ....................1992 ................................... 3:40.57 ................1991^ ................................... 3:49.4 ....................1982 Shot Put Dedre Jackson............ 43’ 1” ....................1991 Dedre Jackson............ 41’ 25.5” ...............1990 Dawn Woodside ........ 38’ 10.25” .............1989 Dawn Woodside ........ 38’ 10.25” .............1988 Jenny Oberhauser...... 43’ 5.5” .................1982 Javelin Emi Yamamuro .......... 140’ 10” ................2008 Laura Schroeder ........ 126’ 11” ................2005 Donna Parish ............. 122’ 2” ..................1998 Heather Samuel ......... 118’ 2” ..................1994 Wendy Atkinson ........ 111’ 2.5” ...............1991 Dianne Woodside ...... 121’ 10” ................1990 Anne Hinds ................ 129’ 0” ..................1989 Dawn Woodside ........ 122’ 1” ..................1988 Kathy Meyer .............. 132’ 8” ..................1985 Kathy Meyer .............. 132’ 8” ..................1984 Janet Harper .............. 121’ 1” ..................1983 Janet Harper .............. 120’ 8.5” ...............1982 Long Jump Natasha Brown .......... 19’ 4.25” ...............1990 Dianne Woodside ...... 20’ 0.25” ...............1989 Alsinia Ervin ............... 18’ 8.75” ...............1982 Allison Manley ........... 20’ 4.75” ...............1981 Allison Manley ........... 19’ 4.5” .................1979 Discus Pam Bell ................... 138’ 0” ................. 2007 Wendy Atkinson ........ 122’ 3” ..................1991 Dawn Woodside ........ 130’ 7” ..................1989 Dawn Woodside ........ 121’ 1” ..................1988 Jen Oberhauser ......... 131’ 11.25” ...........1982 High Jump Natalie Chandler ........ 5’ 8.75” .................1999 Dianne Woodside ...... 5’ 6” ......................1990 Val Lemoignan ........... 5’ 4” ......................1985 Chris Hunt .................. 5’ 8” ......................1984 Chris Hunt .................. 5’ 4” ......................1982 Allison Manley ........... 5’ 10” ..................1981# Allison Manley ........... 5’ 8” ......................1979 Triple Jump Natasha Brown .......... 38’ 3” ....................1990 Dianne Woodside ...... 38’ 4” ....................1989 Dianne Woodside ...... 40’ 2” ....................1988 #-Murray State Record ^-OVC Record

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Men’s OVC Champions MEN’S INDOOR 200 Meter Dash Seibert Straughn ..........21.37 ...................... 1991 400 Meter Dash Seibert Straughn ..........46.64 ...................... 1992 Seibert Straughn ..........46.84 ...................... 1991 Alfred Brown ...............46.80 ...................... 1982 Elvis Forde ...................47.70 ...................... 1981

Shot Put Brian Church ................ 47’ 10.75” ............... 1993 Brian Church ................ 50’ 2” ...................... 1992 Greg Deaves ................ 46’ 9” ...................... 1991 Stan Simmons .............. 52’ 11” .................... 1980 35-Pound Weight Throw Brian Knippen .............. 52’ 3.25” ................. 2003 Jon Cargill .................... 57’ 10.50” ............... 2002

800 Meter Run Stevon Roberts ............1:52.50 ................... 1993 Stevon Roberts ............1:50.00 ................... 1992 Stevon Roberts ............1:52.90 ................... 1991 Pat Chimes ...................1:55.50 ................... 1980

MEN’S OUTDOOR 400 Meter Dash Seibert Straughn .......... 46.32 ....................... 1992 Stevon Roberts ............ 46.94 ....................... 1991 Elvis Forde ................... 45.88 ....................... 1982 Elvis Forde ................... 46.83 ....................... 1981

Mile Run Jason McKinney ...........4:13.50 ................... 1997 Jason McKinney ...........4:14.50 ................... 1996 Carl Dillard ...................4:18.10 ................... 1992 William Jordan .............4:14.60 ................... 1985 Gary Ribbons ...............4:14.20 ................... 1983 David Warren...............4:03.30 ................... 1979

800 Meter Run Stevon Roberts ............ 1:55.04 .................... 1993 Stevon Roberts ............ 1:52.56 .................... 1992 Stevon Roberts ............ 1:52.80 .................... 1991 David Warren............... 1:48.90 .................... 1978

3000 Meter Run Jason McKinney ...........8:40.90 ................... 1996 5000 Meter Keith Jared ...................14:57.70 ................. 1999 Chris Barrigar ...............15:14.80 ................. 1992 Distance Medley Relay .....................................9:58.00 ................... 1980 .....................................9:49.20 ................... 1979 1600 Meter Relay .....................................3:14.30 ................... 1993 .....................................3:12.40 ................... 1992 .....................................3:13.50 ................... 1991 .....................................3:12.10 ................... 1982 1000 Meter Run William Jordan .............2:11.80 ................... 1983 David Rafferty ..............2:27.00 ................... 1980 High Jump Chris Barber .................6’ 8” ........................ 1993 Chris Barber .................6’ 6” ........................ 1992 Axel Leitmayr ...............6’ 11” ...................... 1979 Axel Leitmayr ...............7’ 2” ........................ 1978

1500 Meters Jason McKinney ........... 3:54.27 .................... 1998 Jason McKinney ........... 3:58.06 .................... 1996 Jason McKinney ........... 3:53.47 .................... 1995 Carl Dillard ................... 3:58.92 .................... 1991 Ed Wedderburn ........... 3:48.38 .................... 1982 Ed Wedderburn ........... 3:48.65 .................... 1981 Dave Rafferty ............... 3:48.10 .................... 1980 Dave Warren................ 3:46.40 .................... 1979 3000 Meter Steeplechase Keith Jared ................... 9:30.90 .................... 1999 Chris Barrigar ............... 9:47.49 .................... 1994 5000 Meter Wesley Korir ................ 14:46.91 .................. 2004 Jeremy Kirk .................. 14:42.60 .................. 2002 Gary Robbins ............... 15:15.10 .................. 1983 10,000 Meters Wesley Korir ................ 31:09.58 .................. 2004 Gary Robbins ............... 30:40.33 .................. 1983 Chris Bunyan................ 29:25.60 .................. 1982 Jerry Odlin ................... 29:02.00 .................. 1978 110 Meter Hurdles Mike Edwards .............. 15.44 ....................... 1991 James Yarbrough ......... 14.33 ....................... 1986

Triple Jump Patterson Johnson .......51’ 4” ...................... 1985

400 Meter Hurdles Mickey J. Skaggs .......... 54.50 ....................... 1991

Pole Vault David Bowersox ...........14’ 0” ...................... 2000 Shawn Edmonson ........14’ 0” ...................... 1994 Darren Pahl ..................16’ 2.5”................... 1985 Darren Pahl ..................15’ 0” ...................... 1983 Darren Pahl ..................15’ 0” ...................... 1982

4x100 Meter Relay ..................................... 44.60 ....................... 1991

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4x400 Meter Relay ..................................... 3:11.90 .................... 2000 ..................................... 3:10.60 .................... 1992 ..................................... NT ........................... 1991 ..................................... 3:07.00 .................. 1982^ ..................................... 3:11.30 .................... 1980

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Shot Put Brian Church ................51’ 11.75”............... 1992 Greg Deaves ................46’ 1.25”................. 1991 Stan Simmons ..............54’ 7.5”................... 1980 Stan Simmons ..............51’ 5” ...................... 1979 Bob Boling ...................49’ 0” ...................... 1963 Bob Boling ...................46’ 5.75”................. 1962 Gilbert Hamilton ..........46’ 6” ...................... 1961 John Daniels ................46’ 5” ...................... 1960 Discus Brian Church ................142’ 7.5”................. 1993 Nelson Williamson.......146’ 7”.................... 1991 Joe Woodside ..............160’ 4”.................... 1985 Chuck Boling ................147’ 9.5”................. 1963 John Daniels ................139’ 6”.................... 1958 Joe Mittino ..................131’ 11.63”............. 1952 High Jump Marcus Brown .............6’ 10” ...................... 1994 Chris Barber .................6’ 6” ........................ 1993 Chris Barber .................6’ 4” ........................ 1992 Dave Stone ..................6’ 8” ........................ 1991 Steve Martin ................7’ 0.5” ..................... 1975 Augie Schiller ...............6’ 10” ...................... 1965 Augie Schiller ...............6’ 4” ........................ 1964 Augie Schiller ...............6’ 8” ........................ 1963 Bill Lasater ...................6’ 2” ........................ 1961 Bill Lasater ...................6’ 2.5” ..................... 1959 Triple Jump Chris Barber .................49’ 6” ...................... 1995 Chris Barber .................50’ 1.25”................. 1992 Long Jump Charlie Allen ................23’ 1.75”................. 1962 Bill Rowlett ..................21’ 6” ...................... 1951 Pole Vault Mike Claycomb ............16’ 6” ...................... 1996 Shawn Edmonson ........13’ 6” ...................... 1994 Darren Pahl ..................17’ 1.5”................... 1985 Kyle Pavelonis ..............15’ 0” ...................... 1984 Darren Pahl ..................16’ 3” ...................... 1983 Paul Babits ...................16’ 1” ...................... 1982 Mark Michael ..............14’ 9” ...................... 1972 Joe Voyles ....................13’ 6.5”................... 1962 Joe Voyles ....................12’ 6” ...................... 1961 Bill Biggins ...................12’ 6” ...................... 1960 Joe Voyles ....................12’ 7” ...................... 1958 John Brooks .................12’ 6.75”................. 1956 Javelin Eric Dixon.....................160’ 0”.................... 1994 Tony Krampe ................181’ 1”.................... 1993 Tony Krampe ................173’ 0”.................... 1992 Dan Baneski .................182’ 0”.................... 1991 Brian Crall ....................183’ 0”.................... 1981 Ed Hearn ......................214’ 3”.................... 1971 John Bover ...................220’ 1”.................... 1970 John Bover ...................188’ 2”.................... 1969 Nick Spadafino .............205’ 4”.................... 1967 Jack Haskins .................181’ 8.75”............... 1964 Jack Haskins .................180’ 3”.................... 1963 Bob Geombetti ............172’ 4”.................... 1959


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OVC Retired Events Champions

WOMEN’S RETIRED EVENTS 500 Meter Run (Indoor) Nina Funderburk ....... 1:15.00 ..................1986 Two Mile Run (Indoor) Teresa Colby .............. 11:10.30 ................1985 Two Mile Relay (Indoor) ................................... 9:40.20 ..................1989 ................................... 9:46.40 ..................1988 440 Yard Relay (Outdoor) ................................... 46.85 ...................1979^ 880 Yard Relay (Outdoor) ................................... 1:47.10 ................1979^ Two Mile Relay (Outdoor) ................................... 9:33.80 ..................1981 Pentathlon (Outdoor) Karen Harding ............ 3,213 pts. ..............1979 Karen Harding ............ 3,297 pts .............1980^ MEN’S RETIRED EVENTS 600 Yard Run (Indoor) Elvis Forde ................. 1:08.50 ..................1982 880 Yard Run (Indoor) Mitch Johnson ........... 1:54.20 ..................1979 Pat Chimes ................. 1:55.50 ..................1978 Pat Chimes ................. 1:52.20 ..................1977 1500 Meters (Indoor) Pat Chimes ................. 3:50.90 ..................1980

100 Yard Dash (Outdoor) Cuthbert Jacobs ......... 9.30 .......................1974 Jim Freeman .............. 9.50 .......................1968 Jim Freeman .............. 9.70 .......................1967 Jim Freeman .............. 9.40 .......................1966 Jim Freeman .............. 9.40 .......................1965 Bob Doty .................... 9.80 .......................1964 Bob Doty .................... 10.00 .....................1963 Marshall Gage............ 10.30 .....................1959 Carl Walker ................ 10.00 .....................1954 Sam Vineyard............. 10.20 .....................1952 220 Yard Dash (Outdoor) Cuthbert Jacobs ......... 20.80 .....................1974 Tommie Turner .......... 21.40 .....................1971 Tommie Turner .......... 21.10 .....................1970 Tommie Turner .......... 21.20 .....................1969 Jim Freeman .............. 21.20 .....................1968 Jim Freeman .............. 21.80 ...................1966^ Dennis Barden ........... 22.70 .....................1958 Sam Vineyard............. 22.20 .....................1952 Sam Vineyard............. 22.30 .....................1951 440 Yard Dash (Outdoor) Fred Sowerby............. 47.20 .....................1973 Tommie Turner .......... 46.40 ...................1971^ Tommie Turner .......... 46.60 .....................1970 Tommie Turner .......... 46.50 .....................1969 Tommie Turner .......... 47.00 .....................1968 Bob Gross .................. 47.90 .....................1965 Dave Hart................... 49.80 .....................1962 Ray Wilson ................. 49.60 .....................1961

Two-Mile Run (Indoor) William Jordan ........... 9:21.60 ..................1984 Gary Ribbons ............. 9:00.00 ..................1983 Eddie Wedderburn .... 8:22.90 ..................1980

880 Yard Run (Outdoor) Pat Francis ................. 1:52.00 ..................1972 Dan Neely .................. 1:50.20 ..................1965 Russ Dawson ............. 1:57.90 ..................1961 Russell Dawson .......... 2:00.20 ..................1960 James Hill................... 2:06.90 ..................1953 Joe Mitteno ............... 2:03.60 ..................1952

Three-Mile Run (Indoor) Jerry Odlin ................. 13:26.60 ................1979

Mile Run (Outdoor) Russell Dawson .......... 4:30.50 ..................1959

Mile Relay (Indoor) ................................... 3:17.50 ..................1976

Two-Mile Run (Outdoor) Curt Sanders .............. 9:59.40 ..................1961 Elmer Goode.............. 11:12.80 ................1953

Two Mile Relay (Indoor) ................................... 7:47.70 ..................1992 ................................... 7:44.10 ..................1980 ................................... 7:45.00 ..................1979 ................................... 7:37.30 ..................1978 ................................... 8:06.70 ..................1977 1000 Yard Run (Indoor) David Warren............. 2:12.00 ..................1979 David Warren............. 2:12.80 ..................1978 David Warren............. 2:10.80 ..................1977

220 Yard Low Hurdles (Outdoor) Charlie Allen .............. 24.60 ...................1962^ Laverne Turner .......... 25.40 .....................1960 Marshall Gage............ 25.20 .....................1959 Marshall Gage............ 25.00 .....................1958 Holmes Ellis ............... 25.70 .....................1955 330 Yard Intermediate Hurdles (Outdoor) Charlie Allen .............. 37.50 ...................1965^ Charlie Allen .............. 38.00 .....................1964 440 Yard Relay (Outdoor) ................................... 41.10 .....................1970 ................................... 41.00 .....................1968 ................................... 42.40 .....................1964 ................................... 42.40 .....................1963 ................................... 42.40 .....................1962 ................................... 43.00 .....................1961 Mile Relay (Outdoor) ................................... 3:10.60 ..................1971 ................................... 3:12.70 ..................1970 ................................... 3:16.30 ..................1964 ................................... 3:20.00 ..................1963 ................................... 3:21.90 ..................1962 ................................... 3:21.80 ..................1961 ................................... 3:28.50 ..................1958 ................................... 3:23.40 ..................1956 ................................... 3:30.90 ..................1952 ................................... 3:33.70 ..................1951 ................................... 3:27.90 ..................1950 Broad Jump (Outdoor) Charlie Allen .............. 23’ 1.75” ...............1962 #-Murray State Record ^-OVC Record

120 Yard High Hurdles (Outdoor) George Smith............. 14.50 .....................1968 Charlie Allen .............. 14.50 .....................1964 Charile Allen .............. 15.10 .....................1962 Laverne Turner .......... 15.30 .....................1960 Marshall Gage............ 15.30 .....................1959 Marshall Gage............ 15.50 .....................1958 Holmes Ellis ............... 15.10 .....................1956 Holmes Ellis ............... 15.10 .....................1955

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Murray State Track & Field Legends OVC Men’s Athletes of the Year Name Season Year William Boyd ............ Cross Country .................1964 Charles Allen............. Outdoor .........................1965 Tommy Turner .......... Outdoor .........................1971 Gary Ribbons ............ Cross Country .................1982 Elvis Forde ................ Indoor ............................1982 Elvis Forde ................ Outdoor .........................1982 William Jordan .......... Cross Country .................1983 Gary Ribbons ............ Indoor ............................1983 Jason McKinney ........ Cross Country .................1995 Jason McKinney ........ Indoor ............................1996 Jason McKinney ........ Indoor ............................1997 OVC Women’s Athletes of the Year Name Season Year Allison Mauley .......... Outdoor .........................1981 Stephaien Saleem ..... Indoor ............................1990 Diane Woodside ....... Outdoor .........................1990 Natasha Brown ......... Indoor ............................1991 Felicia Upton............. Outdoor .........................1991 Heather Samuel ........ Indoor ............................1992 Heather Samuel ........ Outdoor .........................1992 Heather Samuel ........ Indoor ............................1993 Heather Samuel ........ Outdoor .........................1993 Heather Samuel ........ Outdoor .........................1994 Dominique Robinson .. Indoor (Field) .................2007 Shameka Dial ............ Indoor (Field) .................2008 Emi Yamamuro ......... Outdoor (Field) ..............2008 Shameka Dial ............ Indoor (Field) .................2009 Katelyn Jones ............ Indoor (Track) .................2009 Taylor Crawford ........ Outdoor (Track) ..............2009

Jim Freeman 1966 NCAA All-American

Margaret Simmons Three-Time OVC Coach of the Year

NCAA Men’s Indoor All-Americans Name Event Year Tommie Turner ......... 600 Yards........................1968 Lee Roy McGinnis, Ashman Samuels, Randy Smith, Tommie Turner ......... Mile Relay ......................1970 Tommie Turner ......... 600 Yards........................1971 Fred Sowerby............ 600 Yards........................1972 Martyn Brewer, Pat Chimes, Tony Keener, David Warren............ Two-Mile Relay...............1978 Jeremy Odlin............. Three-Mile Run ..............1979 Ernest Patterson ....... High Jump ......................1983 Patterson Johnson .... Triple Jump.....................1987 Seibert Straughn ....... 400 Meters .....................1989 Seibert Straughn ....... 400 Meters .....................1991 Trevor Hamilton, Terry Harewood, Stevon Roberts, Seibert Straughn ....... 400 Meter Relay .............1992 NCAA Men’s Outdoor All-Americans Name Event Year Jim Freeman ............. 100 Yards........................1966 Tommie Turner ......... 440 Yards........................1968 Tommie Turner ......... 440 Yards........................1970 David Warren............ Mile Run .........................1979 Eddie Wedderburn ... 3,000 Steeplechase ........1981 Seibert Straughn ....... 400 Meters .....................1991 Trevor Hamilton, Terry Harewood, Stevon Roberts, Seibert Straugh ......... 400 Meter Relay .............1992 NCAA Women’s Indoor All-Americans Name Event Year Stephanie Saleem ..... 400 Meters .....................1989 Stephanie Saleem ..... 400 Meters .....................1990

OVC Women’s Freshman of the Year Name Season Year Karissa Magnuson .... Cross Country .................2008 Katelyn Jones ............ Indoor ............................2008

NCAA Women’s Outdoor All-Americans Name Event Year Stephanie Saleem ..... 400 Meters ....................1989 Heather Samuel ........ 100 Meters .....................1994

OVC Men’s Coach of the Year Name Season Year Bill Ferguson ............. Outdoor .........................1962 Bill Cornell ................ Indoor ............................1980 Bill Cornell ................ Cross Country .................1981

Men’s Olympians Name Event Year Tommie Turner ......... 1600 Relay......................1972 Everton Cornelius ..... Long Jump ......................1976 Cuthbert Jacobs ........ 400 Meters .....................1976 .................................. 1600 Relay......................1976 Fred Sowerby............ 400 Meters .....................1976 .................................. 1600 Relay......................1976 David Warren............ 800 Meters .....................1980 Alfred Brown ............ 400 Meters .....................1984 Elvis Forde ................ 400 Meters .....................1984 .................................. 1600 Relay......................1984 Patterson Johnson .... Sprints ............................1988 Stevon Roberts ......... 800 Meters .....................1992 .................................. 1600 Meters ...................1992 Seibert Straughn ....... 400 Meters .....................1992 .................................. 1600 Meters ...................1992

Heather Samuel Five-Time OVC Women’s Athlete of the Year

OVC Women’s Coach of the Year Name Season Year Margaret Simmons .... Cross Country .................1979 Margaret Simmons .... Cross Country .................1980 Margaret Simmons .... Cross Country .................1981 Margaret Simmons .... Indoor ............................1981 Margaret Simmons .... Indoor ............................1990 Margaret Simmons .... Indoor ............................1991 Stan Narewski ........... Indoor ............................1992 Wayne Pate............... Indoor ............................1994 NCAA Men’s All-Americans Name Season Year Jim Krejci .................. Cross Country .................1971 Sam Torress .............. Cross Country ................ 1973 Chris Bunyan............. Cross Country ................1981

Shameka Dial Two-Time OVC Women’s Athlete of the Year

Women’s Olympians Name Event Year Heather Samuel ........ 100 Meters .....................1992 .................................. 200 Meters .....................1992

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Weaver Center

Backing up its commitment to ensure that Racer student-athletes have every opportunity to excel in the classroom as well as on the athletic fields, Murray State athletics established a state-of-the-art academic center. Named in honor of longtime supporters Jan and Dick Weaver, who provided funding for the building of the center, the Weaver Academic Enhancement Center was opened at Roy Stewart Stadium June 30, 1997, and immediately began to pay dividends in the MSU athletics program. Today, the Weaver Center is a spacious facility equipped with individual and group study areas, but the centerpiece of the Weaver Center is its computer lab. In the past two years the lab has been outfitted with all new desktop computers. Student-athletes can use the computers to access the internet for research and to complete class projects and papers. MSU student-athletes also use the Weaver Center for study hall, which meets throughout the day. During study hall, student-athletes have access to tutors, study groups and computers. The center continues to play a key role in the academic success of MSU student-athletes. For the 2008-09 academic year 152 studentathletes had a 3.5 or higher grade point average and 37 had perfect 4.0 GPA’s. The center is open 12 hours a day, six days a week during the school year, with an abbreviated schedule during the summer and holidays.

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Director of Athletics of the general student body.

Allen Ward Allen Ward joined the Murray State athletics department as its director on March 30, 2005. Since his arrival, there has been a prevailing theme that symbolizes his administration: steady and significant progress. “It’s an honor to serve as Director of Athletics at Murray State.” said Ward. “I’m very pleased with the direction of the program and confident it’s positioned for long-term success.” The most recent illustration of Ward’s stamp on the program was Murray State’s capturing of the 2008-09 OVC Commissioners Cup, a symbol of overall athletic excellence in OVC sponsored championships. “The OVC Commissioners Cup signifies excellence throughout the entire program,” said Ward. “It’s a good barometer in measuring the overall success of any athletic department and it’s exactly what I envisioned when I came to Murray State”. It’s the first time since 1991 that MSU won the all-sports trophy, now known as the OVC Commissioners Cup. Ten of Murray’s fifteen sports finished third place or higher, with three sports winning league championships.

Ward makes no secret where he intends to take the program. “I expect to be a leader in the OVC in everything we do. I expect to win championships and advance to compete on the national stage. I intend to continue to move the program forward,” states Ward. And Murray moving forward is exactly what has been happening. Over $3.5 million in athletic facility enhancements have been made touching every sport and unit. The department successfully completed its 10year NCAA Recertification process. The overall APR scores for the department now surpass 960, and the cumulative GPA for studentathletes for the spring, 2009 semester was 3.06. Under Ward’s leadership, the Racer Club was established as the annual fund raising arm of the department and continues to thrive, the sport of softball was introduced to the varsity lineup, additional staff was added in areas vital to student-athlete achievement, a comprehensive Title IX plan was developed and enacted, the Racer Television Network was unveiled, and the athletic program became an official NCAA CHAMPS / Life Skills member. Ward has also had to successfully manage unprecedented turnover with head coaching

positions and senior level staff, most notably with its high profile positions. New coaches have been hired for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football, women’s soccer, softball, rifle, and strength and conditioning. “I like our coaches and staff; it’s a really good group, and they work extremely hard,” noted Ward. “They know what it takes to win championships, but also teach the importance of achieving academically as well.” It’s very clear Ward has a passion and devotion for student-athletes and college athletics. “Their success, and providing the tools necessary to perform at the highest level, is my top priority,” says Ward. “We’re a proud program with a rich tradition that’s fortunate to have extraordinary university leadership. We will continue to win championships while, at the same time, prepare our athletes to excel long after they have played their last game for Murray State.” Ward, 42, came to Murray State from the University of North Texas, where he served in numerous capacities over 14 years for the Division I BCS program, including the last six years as Senior Associate Athletics Director. A native of Rolla, Missouri, Ward is a 1989 graduate of William Jewell College and earned his master’s degree from Wichita State University. Ward and his wife, Sharon, have two children: Nathan, 11, and Nicole, 8.

Ward also emphasizes the importance of achievement in the classroom as well. “Our motto is Four Years – Two Goals. We want every student-athlete to leave Murray State with a degree in one hand and a championship ring on the other,” states Ward unrelentingly. “I fully expect our student-athletes to take advantage of their opportunity to receive a quality education while competing at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics.” Each of the past four years, the graduation rates for student-athletes have surpassed that

The Ward family: Allen, Nathan, Nicole and Sharon

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Athletics Administration Associate Athletics Director, External Affairs

Associate Athletics Director, Internal Operations

Paul Bubb

(Alma College, 1994)

Matt Kelly

(Monmouth College, 1979) Paul Bubb is in his first full year as associate athletics director for external affairs.

Matt Kelly is in his third year as associate athletics director for internal operations after serving two years as assistant director of athletics for academics.

Bubb directs the activities of the Racer Club and Racer Athletics’ Corporate Partner program. He also oversees the areas of marketing and promotions, ticket operations and media relations as well as the men’s and women’s golf, baseball and softball teams.

Prior to arriving at Murray State, Kelly spent two years at the University of MissouriKansas City.

Prior to arriving at Murray State, Bubb spent five years at Idaho State University, first serving as assistant athletic director for development (2003), and then senior associate athletic director for external operations (2004), and finally as the director of athletics (2005 – 2008).

A 1994 graduate of Alma College, he also earned his master’s in physical education and sports administration at Eastern Kentucky in 1996. Kelly oversees the academic progress of more than 300 Murray State studentathletes. He is a member of the National Association of Advisors for Athletics and is an adjunct instructor in sport sociology at MSU.

Bubb’s 28-year career in athletics has included athletic administrative positions at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), Drake University, Cal State Northridge, Boise State and the University of Maine. Bubb began his collegiate career as an assistant basketball coach and alumni administrator at Monmouth College.

Before arriving at UMKC, he spent four-and a-half years as academic advisor for the football, swimming and diving teams at Florida State University. He was also the study hall/tutor coordinator for all sports at FSU.

A 1979 graduate of Monmouth College (IL), Bubb earned his master’s degree in sport management at Western Illinois University.

Kelly was also a graduate assistant for the EKU athletics academics department and an adjunct faculty member in the health and physical ed department.

Paul and his wife, Susan, were married in 1985 and have a daughter, Kallan.

Kelly and his wife, Laura, have a son, Cole, 8, and a daughter, Olivia, 6.

Asst. Athletics Director Compliance

Asst. Athletics Director Facilities

Asst. Athletics Director Media Relations

Steve Harrell

Mike Thieke

Dave Winder

Mike Thieke is in his 20th year at Murray State and has served in many areas of the athletics department.

Dave Winder is in his eighth year with Murray State athletics and sixth in media relations.

(Delaware, 2005)

Steve Harrell begins his first season with the Murray State athletic department as the assistant athletics director for compliance. Harrell comes to Murray after spending one year at the University of North Florida. Harrell is responsible for the oversight of NCAA compliance for over 300 student-athletes in Murray State’s 16 NCAA Division I athletic programs. While at North Florida, Harrell worked both in the compliance department and as an athletic academic support counselor. During that time he produced a guide and website for student-athletes to help them achieve academic success. Before his time at North Florida, Harrell served as a senior event staff supervisor at the University of Delaware. He supervised event staff for athletic games, concerts, graduations, and trade shows. He also volunteered in the sports marketing department and was a coach and counselor at the David Henderson Basketball school while at Delaware. In December 2005 Harrell earned a bachelor of science degree in sport management from the University of Delaware. After graduating from Delaware, Harrell enrolled in Florida Coastal School of Law, where he earned a law degree in 2009. Harrell also earned sports law and advanced legal writing certificates.

(Murray State, 1974)

He was named coordinator of facilities and game day management in 2004 and has served as assistant athletics director for facilities since 2007. Thieke’s long association with MSU began as a baseball player in 1973 and 1974. He owns one of only seven no-hitters in program history. After coaching at Memphis University from 1978-89, he came back to MSU as an assistant and served as head coach from 1993-03. In 2003, the ‘Breds played in the NCAA Regionals. Thieke has directed all building and renovation projects in MSU Athletics, including the Crisp Soccer-Tennis Complex, and Racer Softball Field. He graduated in 1974 from MSU with a degree in secondary education/business and earned a master’s degree in physical education in 1977 and also owns a United States patent. Thieke and his wife, Suzie, have two sons, John David, 27, and Taylor, 21. John David, played baseball at MSU and is married to former OVC Tennis MVP Melissa Spencer, they have a daughter, Madison, 2. Taylor is a senior on the MSU Baseball team.

(Murray State, 1987)

Winder “officially” joined the Racer athletics program in 2001, but in many ways, the Jackson, Mo., native has been a part of Murray State athletics for years. Winder first came to MSU as a sophomore baseball player in the fall of 1983. He played three seasons for Johnny Reagan and became an All-Ohio Valley Conference first baseman in 1987. Winder still holds the OVC and MSU single-game record with 12 RBIs. After graduating from MSU in 1987 with a journalism degree, Winder served as the radio voice of Southeast Missouri State athletics from 1988 to 1991. He returned to Kentucky in 1991 and anchored the sports desk at WPSD TV-6 in Paducah for 10 years. He hosted the Murray State Racers’ football and basketball television shows from 1993 to 2007. Since becoming assistant athletics director for media relations in 2004, Winder has increased the size of the sports information staff and its production, launched a new athletics website and began video streaming of MSU games in 2006. Winder and his wife, Janice, have a daughter, Meagan, 14, and son, Matthew, 12.

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Dr. Randy J. Dunn Murray State University President Dr. Randy J. Dunn became Murray State’s 11th president on Dec. 1, 2006. He also holds tenure as a professor in MSU’s Department of Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling. Dunn served as the Illinois State Superintendent of Schools previous to taking the MSU presidency and he has chaired the Department of Educational Administration and Higher Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dunn began his academic career at Memphis State University (now The University of Memphis). Dunn earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois in 1991, having completed his bachelor’s degree in education (1980) and his master’s degree in educational administration and foundations (1983) from Illinois State University. A K-20 educator, Dunn has served in almost every capacity, from classroom teacher and building principal to district superintendent and university professor. In addition to his service to state and local schools, he has distinguished himself as a noted scholar

a n d p ro fe s s o r i n educational leadership. During his time as a p r o f e s s o r, h e published more than 29 professional articles and book chapters, and m a d e m o re t h a n 30 presentations at state and national conferences. Dunn has directly influenced hundreds of educators, teaching more than 11 different graduate courses and serving on more than 40 doctoral dissertation committees during his academic career. He has also served as principal or co-investigator on numerous funded grants totaling nearly $650,000. Dunn and his wife Ronda have four children—two who are students at Murray State and two in the Chicago area.

Murray State University Board Of Regents

Bill Adams Vice Chair Murray

Marilyn Buchanon Grand Rivers

Dr. Constantine Curris Lexington

Sharon Green Mayfield

Kara Mantooth Student Regent Owensboro

Dr. Jay Morgan Faculty Regent Murray

Phil Schooley Staff Regent Murray

Vickie Travis Murray

Dr. Laxmaiah Manchikanti

Paducah

Alan Stout Chair Marion

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THIS IS ...

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urray State University is home to 10,061 students. They come from nearby, from throughout the nation and around the world. From thousands of universities, students choose Murray State University because of its academic reputation. Along with exceptional teachers, they get Murray State’s personal approach to living and learning. Long considered one of the best-kept secrets in higher ed u cation, the word is starting to get out about the excellence of Murray State University. Students don’t just pick Murray State - they’re drawn to it.

Alexander Hall and Science Complex

students of high academic standing. In fact, entering MSU students have the highest ACT average of all Kentucky regional campuses. They are accustomed to challenges, and they are not disappointed. Murray State’s highly-respected liberal arts curriculum is built on a core of courses called University Studies. University Studies is designed to educate each student broadly in the various areas of human knowledge: the arts, the humanities, the natural sciences and the social sciences. Equally important, the curriculum helps students develop communication skills vital to becoming a responsible citizen and a lifelong learner. The Campus Since its founding in 1922, Murray State has gained a reputation for having one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. Business Building

World-Wide Recognition U.S. News & World Report magazine has recognized Murray State University’s continuing excellence as a top tier university for 15 consecutive years. Murray ranks sixth in the South among “Top Public Universities - Master’s,” and is the only Kentucky university to be ranked in the top tier for 15 years in a row. In the 2006 U.S. News college guide, the university received its highest overall ranking ever, coming in at 17th among all public and private universities in the southern region of the country. Additionally, Murray State was named in the South’s best master’s universities Great Schools at a Great Price category, where MSU was recognized as one of the top two best values among public schools in the South. Murray State University’s solid academic program and affordable price make it an excellent buy for students seeking success. High Academic Standards Murray State is certified by national and regional accreditation agencies, which means MSU meets rigid standards. As one of the best public liberal arts universities, Murray State has attracted

Adding to the natural scenic beauty of the campus are the many well-maintained and aesthetically-pleasing buildings. Over the years, MSU has kept its historical look despite making several additions. Residential Colleges Through the recently created Residential College system, Murray State offers students a way of collegiate life that leads to individual and team success. In 1998, MSU decided to transform its housing complex (dormitories) into separate colleges where students who share the same majors or educational pursuits share the entire collegiate experience. In essence, Murray State didn’t just make a transformation; it separated itself from other higher education institutions. From the moment students enroll at Murray State, they become a part of their own residential college within the university. It means belonging. It means each college will have its own government, its own athletic teams, its own faculty ombudsperson and its own traditions. When the Chronicle of Higher Education featured MSU’s improved style of education, it wrote of “a sense of college unity” and “competition that carries over into the classroom.” The Times of London referred to the idea as a vision of Oxford University in Kentucky. The system is closest to elite U.S. universities, such as Harvard and Yale, which assign their many students to residential houses,��� wrote the Times.

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MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY Student Life Murray State University offers an active, vibrant and challenging environment for its students. From the classroom to the residential college room, the Murray State experience is one which students will harbor for a lifetime. In the classroom, educators are dedicated to seeing each student reach his or her potential. Class size is about 30 to 35 students. Outside of the classroom, Murray State offers many athletic and social programs. Intramural sports operate year-round, while fraternities and sororities allow students to form bonds with “brothers” and “sisters” which will last a lifetime. Murray State also attracts a wide array of nationally-acclaimed speakers, top concerts and other events. Perhaps the biggest event on campus each year is Homecoming. Each fall, thousands of alumni return to Murray State to renew old friendships and visit the place they called home for four years. Racer Athletics The university’s intercollegiate athletic programs are a source of tradition, school pride, spirit and entertainment for students, alumni and community members alike. Competing at the highest level of college athletics, MSU is a member of NCAA Division I and is a founding member of the Ohio Valley Conference with its 16-team program. Murray State is committed to athletic excellence, which is evident by its 96 OVC championships in the 54 years that the Racers have been competing in the league. One of the greatest benefits of Racer athletics to Murray State is the attention and acclaim which it brings to the university. The Murray State men’s basketball team has achieved extensive notoriety by competing in the NCAA Tournament in most years. Also, the Racers find themselves being written about in such publications as Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, The Sporting News, USA Today and dozens of publications and newspapers across the country. Additionally, Murray State is featured several times each year on ESPN and Fox Sports Net South as part of their college basketball and football broadcasts. Murray State has also sent its share of players to the NFL, the NBA, Major League Baseball and other professional leagues around the world. Local Community Located in the city of Murray in Calloway County in the southwestern corner of Kentucky, Murray State is surrounded by a neighborly Main Street community of nearly 50,000 people. Known for its friendly citizens and beautiful, wooded landscape, Murray/Calloway County is a growing and thriving area. In addition to its strong educational, employment and quality of life opportunities, Murray/Calloway County’s location is beneficial in many ways. Located in the Jackson Purchase region of western Kentucky, Murray is eight miles from Tennessee, 50 miles from Illinois, 65 miles from Missouri and 150 miles from Indiana, making it easily able to draw students from five different states. Also, four major cities (St. Louis, Nashville, Memphis, Louisville) are within a few hours’ driving distance from Murray. One of the biggest attractions in western Kentucky is scenic Kentucky Lake and the Land Between the Lakes. Just a 15-minute drive from the Murray State campus are boating, fishing, hunting, camping and hiking opportunities, which students often take advantage of during fall and spring weekends.

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Ohio Valley Conference

Entering its 62nd year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. For only the second time in a decade, the Conference expanded by adding Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the league’s 11th member in 2008. The move expanded the OVC’s geographical footprint to the St. Louis market and marked the first change in membership since expanding to the state of Alabama (Jacksonville State, Samford) in 2003. The 2009-10 school year saw a change in leadership as Beth DeBauche was named the seventh fulltime Commissioner in league history on July 28. She is currently one of just five females to be the head of a Division I conference, and one of just eight to lead a Division I conference all-time. The last three commissioners of the OVC have moved onto jobs as the commissioner of the Big Ten, Big 12 and the MidAmerican Conferences. The OVC’s proud past dates back to 1948, but seeds for the new league were actually planted in 1941. It was then that Roy Stewart, the athletics director at Murray State, Charles (Turkey) Hughes, the athletics director at Eastern Kentucky, and Kelly Thompson, the public relations director at Western Kentucky, first broached the idea of forming a new conference. Discussions were put on hold by World War II, but reemerged Feb. 27-28, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville as the three original institutions combined with Morehead State, Louisville and Evansville to form the OVC. In the 1950s, the OVC became a pioneer on a much more significant scale socially. During times of racial segregation, league member Morehead State became one of the first non-traditionally black midsouthern institutions to accept a black student. In 1958, Marshall Banks earned athletically-related aid at Morehead, which signed a second black athlete, Howard Murphy, a year later. In 1961, Murphy earned all-conference recognition as a halfback in football. With racial barriers broken, the rest of the institutions in the league began to provide educational and athletic opportunities to AfricanAmericans. The playing field is not the only place where OVC athletes are working hard. The league also recog-

nizes excellence in the classroom. Six Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented yearly to male and female athletes, while others are commended for their academic success by being Medal of Honor recipients or earning a spot on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Additionally, the league annually presents one institutional Academic Achievement Award, as well as separate team awards in each Conference-sponsored sport. Since the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) Academic All-America program began, the Ohio Valley Conference has had 179 student-athletes honored with the award, including 25 over the last three years (2006-07 to the present). Through the early years of the league, administrators wrestled with fan behavior due to the close proximity of the Conference members and the intense rivalries which developed. Just as it did decades ago, the OVC took the leadership role on what has become a national issue. In 1995, the OVC implemented a first-of-its-kind “Sportsmanship Statement,” a policy which promotes principles of fair play, ethical conduct and respect for one’s opponent. The statement has become a model for others to follow across the nation, and has answered the challenge of the NCAA Presidents Commission to improve sportsmanship in collegiate athletics. The Ohio Valley Conference sponsors the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track for men, and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball for women. In addition, the OVC also sponsors the combined men’s and women’s sport of rifle. Now in its seventh decade of competition, the Ohio Valley Conference has grown significantly from its humble beginnings while increasing the number of athletics opportunities it provides for students. Current league representatives include charter members Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and Murray State University, along with Austin Peay State University, Eastern Illinois University, Jacksonville State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

DR. JON STEINBRECHER Commissioner

JENNIFER BROST

RYAN PULLEY

Asst. Commissioner Championships

Asst. Commissioner External Affairs

KYLE SCHWARTZ

HEATHER BROWN

Asst. Commissioner Media Relations

Director, Media Relations

ROB HAUCKE

BRAD WALKER

Director, OVC Properties

Assoc. Commissioner for Operations/COO

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2009 Cross Country in Review

Kayla Crusham was named to the All-OVC Second Team after finishing 14th at the OVC Cross Country Championships this season.

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2009 Cross Country in Review

The 2009 Women’s Cross Country team made big strides during the seven-meet season and with only three seniors in the mix, the Racers gained valuable experience that will play a major role in the squad’s success in 2010. MSU was led by senior Taylor Crawford, who recorded MSU’s top finish in four of the races this season. Joining the speedy senior was Katelyn Jones who was the top Racers finisher in the other three meets. Strong performances were often given by junior Asenath Na’Aman and sophmores Kayla Crusham and Karissa Magnuson throughout the year. MSU opened the season at the Belmont Opener where they finished seventh in the nine team meet. Jones was the top MSU finisher that morning as she turned in a 15th place finish on the 4k course. Just behind Jones was Crawford who finished 30th with a time of 15:26. Na’Aman finished third for the Racers and 36th overall. Magnuson and Kristen Reffett crossed the finish line 47th and 54th, respectively. Despite a disappointing finish at the Belmont Opener, MSU now had something to grow on. The Racers followed up their disappointing seventh place finish at the Belmont Opener by finishing third out of 18 schools competing at the Commodore Classic, hosted by Vanderbilt University. Crawford crossed the line in 18:46 to finish fifth overall, while Jones finished 11th with a time of 19:13. Na’Aman and Magnuson finished just behind Jones in 19th and 23rd place, respectivley. Crusham rounded out the scoring for the Racers as she finished 48th. In the Racers next meet, the squad tallied their second consecutive third place finish with this one coming at the Saluki Invitational. Jones and Crawford turned in top-10 finishes as they finished fifth and 10th, respectively. The Racers squad continued to improve as they finished 2nd at the Tennessee Tech Invite in the seven team meet. Crawford, Jones and Na’Aman each finished in the top-five to help lead MSU to their best finish of the season so far. MSU clinched their first team title of the season at the Evansville Invitational in their final meet before the OVC Championships. Once again, Crawford, Jones and Na’Aman led the way as they turned in top-10 finishes. The Racers had one date marked on their calanders this year, that date was Oct. 31 for the OVC Championships. MSU ran on a wet and muddy course and fell just short of the team title as they finished second. Crawford was the top Racers preformer as she finished second and earned All-OVC First Team honors. Jones finished fifth and earned All-OVC First Team honors as well. Crusham finished 14th in the 5k race and was named to the AllOVC Second Team. MSU closed out their season at the NCAA Southeast Regional meet in Louisville, Ky. Crawford was once again the top Racer finisher, followed by Na’Aman and Jones. The MSU distance runners will continue to improve upon their strong cross country campaign during the 2009-10 Track and Field seasons.

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2009 Cross Country individual Results Taylor Crawford Event Belmont Opener (4K) Commodore Invite Saluki Invitational Tennessee Tech Invite Evansville Invitational OVC Championships NCAA Regionals (6K)

Jami Kloenne

MSU Overall Finish Finish Time 2nd 30th 15:26 1st 5th 18:46 2nd 10th 19:32 1st 2nd 18:59 2nd 4th 19:07 1st 2nd 19:42 1st 101st 22:25

MSU Overall Finish Finish Time 7th 68th 16:57 5th 48th 20:39 5th 31st 21:13 4th 11th 20:26 4th 15th 19:55 3rd 14th 20:38 4th 174th 23:44

Event Belmont Opener (4K) Commodore Invite Saluki Invitational Tennessee Tech Invite Evansville Invitational OVC Championships NCAA Regionals (6K)

Event Belmont Opener (4K) Commodore Invite Saluki Invitational Tennessee Tech Invite Evansville Invitational OVC Championships NCAA Regionals (6K)

MSU Overall Finish Finish Time 4th 47th 16:08 4th 23rd 19:45 4th 15th 20:02 5th 13th 20:50 5th 23rd 20:16 5th 24th 21:19 5th 214th 25:07

MSU Overall Finish Finish Time 1st 15th 14:55 2nd 11th 19:13 1st 5th 18:54 2nd 4th 19:20 1st 2nd 18:47 2nd 5th 20:11 3rd 156th 23:30

MSU Event Tennessee Tech Invite Evansville Invitational OVC Championships NCAA Regionals (6K)

Overall Finish Finish Time 8th 22nd 21:57 7th 57th 21:31 6th 37th 21:48 6th 221st 25:35

MSU Overall Finish Finish Time 3rd 36th 15:37 3rd 19th 19:36 3rd 12th 19:49 3rd 5th 19:24 3rd 7th 19:22 4th 18th 20:55 2nd 118th 23:00

Kristin Reett Event Belmont Opener (4K) Commodore Invite Tennessee Tech Invite Evansville Invitational OVC Championships NCAA Regionals (6K)

MSU Overall Finish Finish Time 5th 54th 16:33 8th 76th 21:38 6th 20th 21:30 8th 62nd 21:57 8th 46th 22:29 7th 228th 25:53

Bridget Stichnot

Kristen Miller

Katelyn Jones Event Belmont Opener (4K) Commodore Invite Saluki Invitational Tennessee Tech Invite Evansville Invitational OVC Championships NCAA Regionals (6K)

MSU Overall Finish Finish Time 8th 76th 17:47 7th 69th 21:20 6th 39th 21:37 7th 21st 21:39

Asenath Na’Aman

Karissa Magnuson

Kayla Crusham Event Belmont Opener (4K) Commodore Invite Saluki Invitational Tennessee Tech Invite Evansville Invitational OVC Championships NCAA Regionals (6K)

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MSU Overall Event Finish Finish Time Belmont Opener (4K) 6th 67th 16:53 Commodore Invite 6th 68th 21:19 Saluki Invitational 7th 44th 22:05 Evansville Invitational 6th 51st 21:21 OVC Championships 7th 41st 22:19

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