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2011-12 Racers

Track & Field Murray State University


Inside Racers Track & Field 2011-12 Racers Schedule Date Indoor Season Dec. 3 Jan. 13-14 Jan. 20-21 Jan. 27-28 Feb. 2-3 Feb. 10-11 Feb. 23-24

Outdoor Season March 16-17 March 24 March 30-31 April 6 April 14 April 20-21 April 27 May 4-5 May 11 May 24-26

Meet

Host

Location

Saluki Fast Start SIU Open Illini Classic Rod McCravey Invite SIU Invite Hoosier Hills Invite OVC Championship

Southern Illinois Southern Illinois Illinois Kentucky Southern Illinois Indiana Tennessee State

Carbondale, Ill. Carbondale, Ill. Champaign, Ill. Lexington, Ky. Carbondale, Ill. Bloomington, Ind. Nashville, Tenn.

Shamrock Invite Vanderbilt Black & Gold Ole Miss Invitational Racers Open Hilltopper Relays Vanderbilt Invitational Showdown on the Cumberland OVC Championship Cardinal Twlight NCAA Regional

Coastal Carolina Vanderbilt Mississippi Murray State Western Kentucky Vanderbilt Austin Peay Southeast Missouri Louisville North Flordia

Conway, S.C. Nashville, Tenn. Oxford, Miss. Marshall Gage Track Bowling Green, Ky. Nashville, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Louisville, Ky. Jacksonville, Fla.

2011-12 Quick Facts

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY Nickname: Racers Location: Murray, Ky. Established: 1922 Enrollment: 10,558 Conference: Ohio Valley (NCAA Division I) Colors: Navy & Gold President: Dr. Randy Dunn Athletics Director: Allen Ward Senior Woman Administrator: Velvet Milkman Track & Field Stadium: Marshall Gage Track RACER TRACK & FIELD COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Jenny Severns Alma Mater: Central Michigan, 2002 Tenure at Murray State: 2nd Season Office: (270) 809-3240 E-Mail: jseverns@murraystate.edu Assistant Coach: Adam Kiesler Alma Mater: Michigan, 2007 Tenure at Murray State: 2nd Season Office: (270) 809-5435 E-Mail: akiesler@murraystate.edu Graduate Assistant Coach: Ashley (Muffet) Duncan Alma Mater: Kentucky, 2011 Office: (270) 809-6941 E-Mail: aduncan13@murraystate.edu ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Track & Field Contact/Media Relations Assistant: Teri LaJeunesse Office: (270) 809-3351 Cell: (270) 293-0595 E-Mail: tlajeunesse@murraystate.edu Asst. AD Athletic Media Relations: Dave Winder Office: (270) 809-4271 Cell: (270) 293-0566 E-Mail: dwinder@murraystate.edu Media Relations Assistant: John Brush Office: (270) 809-7044 Cell: (270) 293-0590 E-Mail: jbrush@murraystate.edu Media Relations Intern: Ryan Haage Office: (270) 809-7051 Cell: (563) 260-7484 E-Mail: rhaage@murraystate.edu

2011-12 RACERS TRACK & FIELD

Table of Contents Schedule/Quick Facts................................................. 1 2011-12 Roster........................................................... 2 Lexie Barr/Christina Johnson..................................... 3 Becca Lamb/Amber Mills............................................ 4 Audris Williams........................................................... 5 Kayla Crusham........................................................... 6 Jami Kloenne.............................................................. 7 Bridget Stichnot.......................................................... 8 Alexis Love/Rebecca Hbetamu.................................. 9 Sara Davis/Katie Forshey......................................... 10 Ashley Moss/Courtney Kovach..................................11 Racers Newcomers............................................. 12-18 Head Coach Jenny Severns..................................... 19 Assistant Coach Adam Kiesler................................. 20 Assistant Coach Ashley (Muffet) Duncan................. 21 2010-11 Indoor Individual/Team Bests................ 22-23 2010-11 Outdoor Individual/Team Bests.............. 24-25 Women’s Track & Field Legends.............................. 26 Men’s Track & Field Legends................................... 27 Women’s Record Book............................................. 28 Men’s Record Book.................................................. 29 Women’s OVC Champions....................................... 30 Men’s OVC Champions............................................ 31 OVC Retired Event Champions................................ 32 2011 Cross Country Review..................................... 33 2011 Women’s Cross Country Times....................... 34 2011 Men’s Cross Country Times............................. 35 2011 Men’s Cross Country Biography’s............... 36-37 Facilities.................................................................... 38

Credits The 2011-12 Racers Track & Fied Media Guide was designed and produced by MSU Media Relations Assistant Teri LaJeunesse. Editorial assistance provided by Dave Winder. Portraits by Lance Allison of Allison Photography of Murray, Ky. Other photography by Fred Mulane, Meagan Short, Kentucky Media Relations and Murray State Media Relations. 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. For more information, contact Sabrina Dial, Director of Equal Opportunity, Murray State University, 103 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071-3318. Telephone (270) 809-3155 (voice) and (270) 809-3361 (TDD).

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2011-12 Racers Roster

Name Lexie Barr Sharda Bettis Brittany Bohn Megan Campbell Emily Chrisman Ashley Conway Kayla Crusham Sara Davis Katie Forshey Anna Grimes Rebecca Hbetamu Halie Holloway Anne Jablinski Christina Johnson Victoria Johnson Jami Kloenne Elaina Knutson Courtney Kovach Becca Lamb Alexis Love Brianna McCarthy Amber Mills Jazmine Moore Ashley Moss Abbie Oliver Addie Paris Natalie Pattin Sydney Potts Tonia Pratt Lindsey Scaggs LaShea Shaw Bridget Stichnot Carolyne Tanui Audris Williams

Event Vaults Sprints/Jumps Middle Distance Sprints Sprints/Hurdles Jumps Middle Distance Distance Jumps/Hurdles/Sprints Distance Distance Sprints/Jumps Distance Sprints Throws Distance Hurdles/Jumps Distance Throws Sprints Throws Sprints Sprints Throws Distance Throws Sprints/Middle Distance Hurdles/Throws Throws Vaults Hurdles/Jumps Distance Distance Sprints

Cl. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr./So. So. So./Jr. Jr./Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

Hometown (Previous Schools) Owensboro, Ky. (Daviess County) Dallas, Texas (Prairie View A&M/Kemp) Mahomet, Ill. (Mahomet-Seymour) St. Louis, Mo. (Rosati-Kain) Murray, Ky. (Calloway County) McHenry, Ill. (East) Hebron, Ky. (Conner) Louisville, Ky (Assumption) Mahomet, Ill. (Mahomet-Seymore) Fort Meade, Md. (Fort Meade) San Jose, Calif. (Central Arizona CC) Elizabethtown, Ky. (John Hardin) Dallas, Texas (Lutheran) Missouri City, Texas (Elkins) Doha, Qatar (American School of Doha) Hebron, Ky. (Conner) Frankfort, Ky. (Morrison Academy) Akron, Ohio (St. Vincent-St. Mary) Highland, Ill. (Breese Mater Dei) Palmetto, Fla. (Palmetto) Fort Mitchell, Ky. (Beechwood) Carbondale, Ill. (Carbondale) Memphis, Tenn. (Ballard) Louisville, Ky. (South Oldham) Wales, United Kingdom (Connah’s Quay) Kearney, Mo. (Kearney) Florissant, Mo. (McCluer North) Benton, Ill. (Benton Consolidated) Michigan Center, Mich. (Michigan Center) Fort Thomas, Ky. (Highlands) Memphis, Tenn. (Central) Lexington, Ky. (Tates Creek) Eldoret, Kenya (Middle Tennessee State/Loreto) Alpharetta, Ga. (Alpharetta)

Track & Field Coaching Staff Head Coach: Jenny Severns (2nd Season) Assistant Coach: Adam Kiesler (2nd Season) Graduate Assistant Coach: Ashley (Muffet) Duncan (1st Season)

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Lexie Barr Vaults

Owensboro, Ky.

Sr.

• Daviess County

2010-11: Competed in the pole vault for the Racers in both the indoor and outdoor seasons...had her best indoor jump at the OVC Championships of 3.20m (10’6”) and placed sixth...took third at the SIU Invitational with the same height...set the school record in the outdoor pole vault at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold, clearing a height of 3.60m (11’9.75”) and took third place...was one of 12 participants in the OVC Outdoor Championship helping the team take fifth...finished fourth in the pole vault at the OVC Chamionship with a clear of 3.35m (10’11.75”). 2009-10: Competed in the pole vault for the Racers…hit a height of 3.51m (11’6.25”) for an indoor-season best at the Redhawk Invitational…her best outdoor height came at the Memphis Invite with a mark of 3.47m (11’5”)...finished sixth in the OVC Indoor Championship and 7th at the Outdoor Championship. 2008-09: Second in the pole vault at the WKU Invitational...second-place finish in the pole vault at the Murray State Invitational...fifth in pole vault at the Redhawk Invitational... finished sixth in the pole vault at OVC Outdoor Championship...eighth-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 3.50m (11’ 6”). Personal: Born Lexie Marie Barr, Nov. 28, 1989 in Owensboro, Ky....daughter of Kandy and Robert Barr...has one brother, Stephen (24), and one sister, Kaley (22)…majoring in exercise science/pre-physical therapy.

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Christina Johnson Sprints

Missouri City, Texas

Sr.

• Elkins

2010-11: Competed in the 200, 400, 800, 4x400 meter relay and Distance Medley Relay for MSU...had personal-best times during the indoor season of 27.37 in the 200 and 58.35 in the 400...ran personal-best times of 26.04 in the 200, 56.65 in the 400 and 2:30.23 in the 800 during the outdoor season. 2009-10: Had a strong showing at the OVC Indoor Championship, with three personal bests…ran the 400 with a time of 1:00.24, helped the Racers to a 4:01.42 finish in the 4x400 relay and a 12:22.65 mark in the Distance Medley…also competed in the 600, with a best time of 1:48.60, at the Redhawks Invite…competed in just the 400 during the outdoor campaign, with a best time of 59:19 at the Emory Classic. 2008-09: Second in the 400 at the Murray State Invitational...second-place finish in the 4x400 relay and placed fourth in the 400 at the WKU Invitational...ninth in the 400 at the Saluki Fast Start...34th at the Ole Miss Invitational in the 400...OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Before MSU: Attended Elkins High School in Missouri City, Tx...under coach Ben Still, she ran the 400 and the 4x400 relay at the 2007 National competition in Baltimore for the Wings Track Club...personal best in the 400 with a time of 56.2 seconds and the 200 with a time of 25.02 seconds...set the school record for the 400, and was part of the team that set the school record for the 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, and 4x400 relay her senior year. Personal: Born Christina Marie Johnson, July 24, 1990 in Missouri City, Texas... daughter of Sherlyn and Joe Schumack...majoring in exercise science/pre-physical therapy.

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Becca Lamb Throws

Highland, Ill.

Sr.

• Breese Mater Dei

2010-11: Participated in the javelin and 4x400 meter relay for the Racers during the outdoor season...recorded a career-best throw of 29.94m (98’2”) in the javelin in the OVC Championship...placed first in the javelin at the Showdown on the Cumberland (Austin Peay), with a throw of 27.34m (89’8”)...was one of 12 participants for MSU in the OVC Championships and helped the team finish fifth.

Amber Mills Springs

Carbondale, Ill.

Sr.

• Carbondale

2010-11: Redshirted.

BEFORE MSU: Played four seasons of volleyball at Breese Mater Dei High School...a four-year member of the National Honor Society...a four-year honor roll student.

2009-10: Earned All-OVC Outdoor honors in the 4x100 relay…competed in four individual and one relay event for the Racers in the indoor campaign and two individual and one relay event during outdoor competition…ran a season-best time of 59:01 in the 400 at the OVC Indoor Championship and helped MSU to a 4:01.42 finish in the 4x400 relay…ran the 200 (26.86), 300 (41.34) and 600 (1:41.53) during the indoor season… ran the 200 and 400 during the outdoor season…ran a season-best time of 26.01 in the 200 and 57.93 in the 400…combined to finish the 4x100 relay in a time of 46.95.

PERSONAL: Born Rebecca Kay Lamb, April 26, 1989 in Highland, Ill....daughter of Gregg and Janie Lamb...has one sister, Julie (25), and one brother, Kyle (18)...graduate with a bachelors in criminal justice in May 2010...currently pursuing a masters in human development and leadership...was a four-year stand out on the Racers volleyball team from 2007-2010.

2008-09: First in the 400 at the Murray State Invitational...finished first in the 400 at the DePauw Invitational...first in the 4x100 relay and second-place finish in the 4x400 relay at the Emory University Invitational... third in the 400 at the Emory Invitational...fourthplace finish in the 200 at the Redhawk Invitational...fifth in 400 at OVC Championship... eighth in the 400 at the Joey Haines Invitational. 2007-08: During her freshman season she came in eighth place in the 400, with a time of 58.41 seconds, at the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Championships and seventh place in the 4x400 relay...at the Outdoor Championships she came in fifth place in the 4x400 relay. 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 Amber M. Mills, May 20, 1989 in Carbondale, Ill....daughter of Tammy Chapman...majoring in biology/pre-med.

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2011-12 Racers 2007-08: Proved to be a valuable asset to the Racers her freshman season by winning the 100 at the SEMO Invitational with a time of 12.37...sixth place in the 100 at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships with a time of 12.41...at the 2008 OVC Indoor Championships she placed eighth in the 55 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, 200, 4x100 relay, and 4x400 relay...was a runner-up at the state competition in the 100 and 200...holds the AHS school record in the 100, 200, and long jump. Personal: Born Audris Virginia Williams, Nov. 9, 1988 in Atlanta, Ga....daughter of Wanda Jackson...has one brother, Randy (30), and one twin sister, Audra (24)… majoring in nursing.

Audris Williams Sprints

Alpharetta, Ga.

Sr.

• Alpharetta

2010-11: Redshirted. 2009-10: Earned All-OVC Outdoor honors in the 4x100 relay…competed in both track and field events for MSU…ran the 55, 60 and 200 during the indoor season and the 100 and 200 during the outdoor campaign, and was a member of relay teams and competing in the long jump…during the outdoor season she set MSU season-bests in the long jump (5.44m/17’10.25”) and the 200 (25.00). 2008-09: Finished first in the 200 at the Murray State Invitational...finished first in the 200 at the DePauw Invitational... first in the 4x100 relay at the Emory University Invitational...second-place finish in the 100 and 200 at the Emory Invitational...sixth in 100 at OVC Championship, seventh in 200 and seventh in 400 at the OVC Outdoor Championship.

2011-12 Seniors

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2011-12 Racers CROSS COUNTRY 2011: Placed 36th with a time of 19:46.26 at the Memphis Twilight…finished 9th overall in 19:35.10 at the SIUE XC Challenge…scored a season-best time of 19:02.59 to place 43rd at the Greater Louisville Classic…ran 19:40.94 to finish 35th at the Evansville Invitational…was the 23rd finisher at the OVC Championship with a time of 19:07.19… finished the season with a time of 23:15.2 to place 160th at the NCAA Southeast Regional. 2010: Finished 10th in the 4k at the Saluki Early Bird with time of 15:47.8…placed 45th at the Commodore Invite with time of 19:51.97…completed the course in 19:13.66 at the Memphis Twilight...recorded a season-high finish of 4th at the Tennessee Tech Invite with a time of 20:20…finished with a season-best time of 19:12.81 to place 16th at Evansville Invite…placed 22nd at the OVC Championships with a time of 19:49.85… second-highest MSU finisher at the NCAA Regional with a time of 23:28.75 to place 182nd.

Kayla Crusham

Mid. Distance

Hebron, Ky.

Sr.

• Conner

TRACK & FIELD 2010-11: competed in the indoor 800, Mile, 3,000 and 5,000...also ran in the outdoor 1500, 3,000, 3,000 Steeplechase, 5,000 and 4x400 relay...ran personal-best times during the indoor season of 2:27.39 in the 800, 10:46.78 in the 3,000 and 18:43.26 in the 5,000...earned Outdoor All-OVC for taking third in the steeplechase, with a time of 11:19.24...ran personal-best times in outdoor 3,000 (10:28.68), steeplechase (11:19.24) and 5,000 (18:31.15)...was one of 12 participants in the OVC Outdoor Championship and helped the team place fifth. 2009-10: Competed in distance events for the Racers…had a best-indoor time in the 3,000 of 11:33.27 at the EIU Mega Meet and finished the Distance Medley with a time of 12:22.65 at the OVC Indoor Championships…competed in the 1,500, 3,000, and 3,000-meter steeplechase during the outdoor season…has her best performance in the 1,500 at the Emory Classic (5:01.49), in the 3,000 at the Memphis Invite (10:44.80) and in the steeplechase at the Ole Miss Invite (11:41.89).

2009: Opened season with a time of 16:57.54 in the 4k at the Belmont Open....placed 48th in 20:39. 60 at the Commodore Classic...scored 31st with time of 21:13.20 at Saluki Invitational...recorded a season-best 11th-place finish at the Tennessee Tech Invitation with time of 20:26.06...ran a season-best 19:55.58 at the Evansville Invite to place 15th overall...placed 14th at the OVC Championships with a time of 20:38.57... ran 23:44 in the 6k at the NCAA Southeast Regional 2008: Began her season by posting a time of 18:20.07 in the 4k at the Mid-American Opener...recorded a season-best 19:41.97 in the 5k at the Evansville Invitational...OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Before MSU: Attended Conner High School in Hebron, Ky...was a state qualifier in the 4x800 relay and 3200 under coach Jeremy Fisher...finished in 7th place at state in the 4x800 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 her junior and senior year. Personal: Born Kayla Rose Crusham, Jan. 1, 1990 in Burlington, Ky....daughter of Kristina Anderson and Daniel Crusham...has one brother, Jonathan (18)…majoring in nutrition, dietetics and food management.

2008-09: Finished second in the 4x800 relay at the Emory University Invitational...thirdplace finish in the 800 at the Redhawk Invitational...placed 10th in the 800 at the Indoor Saluki Fast Start...All-OVC Indoor Track...OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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2011-12 Racers CROSS COUNTRY 2011: Finished the Memphis Twilight in 124th, with a time of 21:56.83…ran the SIUE XC Challenge in 21:51.95 to place 45th…crossed the finish line at Greater Louisville Classic in 20:58.81 to place 198th…ran 21:45.56 at Evansville Invitational to place 93rd…ran a season-best time of 20:50.24 at OVC Championship to finish 56th. 2010: Opened the season with an 18th-place finish at the Saluki Early Bird in the 4k, with a time of 18:02.2…placed 86th at the Commodore Invite with time of 21:59.07… completed the course in 21:07.44 at the Memphis Twilight…recorded a 17th-place finish at the Tennessee Tech Invite with a time of 21:46…scored a season-best time of 20:44.31 to finish 54th at the Evansville Invite…finished 48th at the OVC Championships with a time of 21:06.43…ran the 6k at the NCAA Regional in 25:36.02. 2009: Ran the 4k at the Belmont Opener in 17:47...scored a season-best 21:20 at the Commodore Invite...placed 39th at the Saluki Invitational with a time of 21:37... completed the Tennessee Tech Invite in 21:39 to finish 21st.

Jami Kloenne Distance

Hebron, Ky.

Sr.

• Conner

Track & Field 2010-11: Competed in the 3,000 meter run during the indoor and outdoor campaigns... ran a season-best time of 11:32.18 during the indoor season at the GVSU Big Meet...ran the outdoor 3,000 in a season-best time of 11:28.91 at the Vanderbilt Black & Gold. 2009-10: Did not compete.

2008: Placed 25th at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge and Saluki Invitational in the 5k...ran a season-best 19:23.58 in the 5k at the Evansville Invitational...finished 26th at the OVC Championships in the 5k with a time of 20:16.4...ran the 6k in 24:38.1 at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Before MSU: Attended Conner High School in Hebron, Ky...in 2008, under coach Jeremy Fisher, was a state qualifier for the 3200...8th-place finish at the Wildcat Invitational indoor track meet. Personal: Born Jami Elizabeth Klonne, Dec. 4, 1988 in Burlington, Ky....daughter of Philip and Donna Kloenne...has three sisters, Jody (39), Jennifer (34) and Julie (31)… majoring in recreation and leisure services.

2008-09: Fourth-place finish in the 3,000 at the Murray State Invitational...fifth in the 5,000 at the DePauw Invitational...Placed 16th in the 3,000 at the Gladstein Invitational.

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2011-12 Racers CROSS COUNTRY 2011: Red-shirted. 2010: Finished 79th at the Commodore Invite with a time of 21:24.40…completed the Memphis Twilight in 20:21.87…placed 12th at the Tennessee Tech Invite with a time of 21:17…finished in 19:49.31 to record a season-best time at the Evansville Invite to place 33rd…recorded a time of 20:51.83 at the OVC Championships to place 43rd. 2009: Ran the 4k at the Belmont Opener in 16:53.57...ran a season-best at the Commodore Invite with a time of 21:19.62...placed 44th at the Saluki Invitational with a finish of 22:05.8...completed the Evansville Invitational in 21:21.49 to place 51st... scored a 41st-place finish at OVC Championships with time of 22:19.21.

Bridget Stichnot Distance

Lexington, Ky.

Sr.

• Tates Creek

TRACK & FIELD 2010-11: Ran the Mile and 3,000 during the indoor season...ran a personal-best time of 5:51.37 in the Mile at the GVSU Big Meet and a season-best time of 11:14.04 in the 3,000 at the same meet...competed in the 800, 1,500, 3,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 4x400 relay during the outdoor campaign...set personal-bests in all her individual races... finished the season with personal-records of 2:37.54 (800), 5:21.82 (1,500), 11:06.93 (3,000), 19:00.32 (5,000) and 40:57.52 (10,000)...was one of 12 participants in the OVC Outdoor Championship that helped the Racers finish fifth.

2008: Opened the season with a 22nd-place finish at the Mid-American 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. 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 relay champion...also placed 2nd in the 3,200 at the Regional with a time of 11:49. Personal: Born Bridget Cleary Stichnot, Dec. 15, 1989 in Lexington, Ky....daughter of Daniel and Kathy Stichnot...has two sisters, Madalyn (19) and Katy (23)…majoring in mathematics.

2009-10: Ran the 3,000 and 5,000 during the indoor season…has season-best times of 11:11.00 (3,000) and 20:11.85 (5,000)…competed in the 1,500, 3,000 and 3,000-meter steeplechase during the outdoor portion of the season…has season-best times of 5:24.06 (1,500), 11:31.82 (3,000) and 12:56.15 (steeplechase). 2008-09: Finished 3rd in the 3,000 at the Murray State Invitational...10th in the 3,000 at the DePauw Invitational...14th in the 3,000 at the OVC Indoor Championship...OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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Alexis Love Sprints •

Palmetto, Fla.

Jr.

• Palmetto

Rebecca Hbetamu Distance

San Jose, Calif.

Jr./Sr.

• Central Arizona CC

2010-11: Set the school record in the indoor 60-meter dash at the OVC Indoor Championship, with a time of 7.60, to earn fourth place...earned Indoor All-OVC honors for her second-place finish in the 200 at the OVC Championship (24.91)...was seventh in the 200 Invite at the GVSU Big Meet, finishing in a career-best time of 24.82... compted in just the 100-meter dash during the outdoor campaign...ran a personalbest time of 11.97 in the 100 at the Showdown on the Cumberland...finished 6th in the OVC Championship in the 100, with a time of 12.15...was one of 12 participants in the outdoor OVC Championship and helped the team finish fifth.

Track & Field 2010-11: Participated in the 3,000 and the Distance Medley Relay during the indoor season...finished the season with a top time of 10:43.27 (3,000)...during the outdoor campaign she competed in the 800 (2:25.76), 1,500 (4:59.11), 3,000 (10:40.45), 5,000 (18:47.97), 10,000 (39:32.02), Distance Medley Relay and 4x400 relay...was on of 12 participants for MSU in the outdoor OVC Championship and helped the team finish fifth.

2009-10: Competed in sprint events for the Racers…had a strong showing at the OVC Indoor Championships, finishing with two personal bests…ran the 55 in 7.11 and the 200 in 24.83…also competed in the 60 and has a season-best of 7.73…helped the Racers to a season-best 46.95 finish in the 4x100 relay in the outdoor campaign at the Ole Miss Invite…also ran in the 100 and 200…had personal-best times of 12.16 (100) and 28.40 (200).

Cross Country 2011: Led the Racers with a 22nd-place finish at the Memphis Twilight with a time of 19:16.78…named adidas OVC Runner of the Week Sept. 6…placed 20th at the SIUE XC Challenge, with a finish of 19:54.63…scored a season-best time of 18:28.89 with a 13th-place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic…completed the OVC Championship in 19:35.75 to place 32nd…ran 22:30.8 at the 6k NCAA Southeast Regional to place 109th...the time was good for the third-best time on a 6k course in MSU history.

Before MSU: Attended Palmetto High School in Palmetto, Fla....under coaches Rod Martin and Robert Kelly, she was a three-time state finalist in the 100, 200, and 4x100 relay...three-time county champion in the 100, 200 and 4x100...district champion her senior season in the 100, 200, and 4x100 relay...regional champion her junior season in the 100, 200, and 4x100 relay...all-area track female athlete of the year her junior and senior season...anchored the 4x100 relay team which holds the school record...also participated in girls weightlifting at Palmetto. Personal: Born Alexis Love, April 24, 1991 in Palmetto, Fla....daughter of Anthony Love and Jacqueline Anderson..majoring in criminal justice.

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Before MSU: Was a two-year member of the Central Arizona Community College cross country and track & field teams...earned All-American honors in both sports in each of her seasons...ran a top time in the 5K of 17:41...ran cross country and track & field at Prospect High School in San Jose, Calif. Personal: Born Rebecca Hbetamu, April 14, 1990, in Ethopia....daughter of Shewate and Hbetamu...graduated with an associates degree in general studies from Central Arizona Community College in 2010...majoring in integrated studies.

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Sara Davis

Distance

Louisville, Ky.

Fr./So.

• Assumption

TRACK & FIELD 2010-11: Redshirted the indoor season...competed in the 1,500 and 3,000 during the outdoor campaign...ran personal-best times of 5:43.80 (1,500) and 12:17.72 (3,000). CROSS COUNTRY 2010: Red-shirted. Before MSU: Attended Assumption High School in Louisville, Ky.…team cross country state champions in 2007 & 2008…set a school record in 3200 with a time of 11:37.29. Personal: Born Sara Elizabeth Davis, Aug. 21, 1991 in Louisville, Ky….daughter of Mike and Mary Davis…has two sisters, Amy (17) and Bailey (16)…majoring in communication disorders.

Katie Forshey

Jumps/Hurdles/Sprints

Mahomet, Ill.

So.

• Mahomet-Seymore

2010-11: Ran the 60 hurdles, Distance Medley Realy and 4x400 relay and also competed in the high jump during the indoor season...set individual bests of 11.07 in the 60 hurdles and 1.65m (5’5”) in the high jump...competed in the 400, 400 hurdles, Distance Medley Relay, 4x400 relay, high jump and javelin during the outdoor season... ran the 400 in 1:00.46...took fourth in the 400 hurdles and the high jump at the OVC Championship with season bests of 1:04.62 and 1.63m (5’4.25”)...also had a seasonbest of 20.15m (66’1”) in the javelin...was one of 12 participants for the Racers in the Outdoor OVC Championship that helped the team finish fifth. Before MSU: Attended Mahomet-Seymour High School in Mahomet, Ill….competed in jumps, sprints, and hurdles…helped the team to an Illinois State Title in the indoor 4x400 relay as a season…the team broke the school and PTT record in the 4x400 relay that same season with a time of 58.9 seconds…also participated in cheerleading and cross country while a prep. Personal: Born Katherine Elizabeth Forshey, Jan. 1, 1992 in Mahomet, Ill….daughter of Kris Forshey…has one brother, Matt (25), and one sister, Jessica (23)…majoring in animal technology/equine science option.

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Ashley Moss Throws

Louisville, Ky.

So.

• South Oldham

2010-11: Participated in the shot put in both the indoor and outdoor seasons...had an indoor best of 7.18m (23’6.75”) and an outdoor best of 7.49m (24’7”). Before MSU: Attended South Oldham High School in Louisville, Ky...graduated with honors. Personal: Born Ashley Michelle Moss, Aug. 24, 1992, in Louisville, Ky.....daughter of Steve and Shelly Moss...has four brothers; Andrew (4), Nick (14), Hunter (15) and Joel (21)...majoring in elementary education.

Courtney Kovach Distance

Akron, Ohio

So.

• St. Vincent-St. Mary

TRACK & FIELD 2010-11: Ran the Mile during the indoor sesaon...had a season-best time of 6:38.36 at the GVSU Big Meet...participated in the 1,500 in the outdoor season, with a seasonbest time of 5:59.76. CROSS COUNTRY 2010: Placed 19th at the season-opening Saluki Early Bird with a time of 18:13.5… completed at the Evansville Invite, scoring a time of 22:10.19. Before MSU: Attended St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio…finished top75 in the 2008 state championships…team cross country state championship in 2009. Personal: Born Courtney Georgina Kovach, Nov. 10, 1991 in Akron, Ohio…daughter of Matthew and Linda Kovach…has one brother, Joshua (15)…majoring in wildlife and conservation biology.

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2010-11 Racer Newcomers Carolyne Tanui

Distance • Jr. • Eldoret, Kenya • Middle Tennessee CROSS COUNTRY 2011: Placed 36th in the first event of the season with a time of 19:55.18 at the Memphis Twilight…led the Racers with a third-place finish in 19:07.98 at the SIUE XC Challenge…ran her best time of the season at the Greater Louisville Classic, finishing 24th in 18:42.18…top MSU finisher at the Evansville Invitational, running in 18:51.59 to place 14th…high Racers finish at the OVC Championship with a personal-best time of 18:37.23 to place eighth…first MSU finisher at the NCAA Southeast Regional, with a time of 22:16.7 to place 93rd...her time at the 6k race was the best 6k finish for a Racer in school history…named to the All-OVC Second Team. Before MSU: A transfer from Middle Tennessee State where she was a member of the cross country and track & field teams for the past two seasons…finished 10th in the 3,000 meters in a time of 10:48.56 and 24th in the 5,000 meter in 19:14.20 at the 2010 Sun Belt Championships…placed 12th in the 3,000 meters and 11th in the 5,000 meters at the Sun Belt Indoor Championship in respective times of 10:53.62 and 18:36.57…was a four-year member of the Loreto High School track & field team. Personal: Born Caroline Jelagat Tanui, May 15, 1991 in Eldoret, Kenya...daughter of Philiph and Betty Tanui...has one brother; Kenneth (13) and three sisters; Mercy (18), Vyonna (16) and Lynn (5)...majoring in mathematics.

Sharda Bettis

Sprints/Jumps • So. • Dallas, Texas • Prairie View A&M Before MSU: A transfer from Prairie View A&M in the Southwestern Athletic Conference…has personal bests of 8.68 in the 60m hurdles, 7.85 in the 60 and 5.55m (18’2.5”) in the long jump with the Panthers…earned a Southwest Athletic Conference 100 hurdles title and was third at the SWAC meet in the long jump…participated in track & field at Kemp where she ran the 100 hurdles in 14.25….claimed a state championship in the 100 hurdles as a freshman and a junior…earned regional championships in the 100 hurdles for three years and the 300 hurdles for two years…also claimed district championships in the 100 and 300 hurdles, long jump and triple jump for three years…also participated in volleyball and cheerleading as a prep. Personal: Born Sharda Trachelle Bettis, March 30, 1992 in Dallas, Texas…daughter of Lashaon Brinkley and the late Ronald Bettis…has two sisters; Latoya Brinkley (24) and Kiara Bettis (31)…majoring in journalism.

Anna Grimes

Distance • So./Jr. • Fort Meade, Md. • Fort Meade CROSS COUNTRY 2011: Placed 88th, with a time of 21:02.19, in the season-opening Memphis Twilight…ran her best time of the season at the SIUE XC Challenge, placing 22nd at 20:02.89…finished the OVC Championship in 20:32.81, to place 52nd. Before MSU: A transfer from UNC Greensboro that will participate in both cross country and track & field…will be a sophomore for cross country and indoor track and a junior during the outdoor campaign…took sixth at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championship in the 3,000 Steeplecase in a time of 11:21.12…as a member of the Meade High School track & field team she took third at the Maryland State meet in the 3200 (11:26) and was fourth in the 1600 (5:19.43) as a junior. Personal: Born Anna Deloise Grimes, Dec. 27, 1990 in Fort Meade, Md....daughter of Jeffrey and Shelia Grimes...has one brother; Brandon (16) and two sisters; Jessica (23) and Savanna (12)...majoring in sociology.

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2011-12 Racer Newcomers Brittany Bohn

Mid. Distance • Fr. • Mahomet, Ill. • Mahomet-Seymour CROSS COUNTRY 2011: Opened the year with a 46th-place finish (20:00.98) at the Memphis Twilight…ran in 19:40.95 to finish 13th at the SIUE XC Challenge…placed 58th at the Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 19:15.05…crossed the finish line in 19:27.37, to place 28th, at the Evansville Invitational…ran a season-best time of 19:12.53 en route to a 25th-place finish at the OVC Championship... completed the 6k course at the NCAA Southeast Regional in 24:09.0, to place 204th. Before MSU: A four-year member of the varsity cross country and track & field teams at Mahomet-Seymour…set her school’s record in cross country, finishing the 3-mile course in 17:38 as a senior…also helped her 4x400 team set an Illinois indoor record…finished in the top-10 in three events in the 2011 Illinois outdoor meet…was 4th in the 4x400 (school record), 5th in the 4x800 and 6th in the 800 (2:16)…earned all-conference honors as a senior and qualified for the state meet three of her four seasons. Personal: Born Brittany Ann Bohn, Oct. 19, 1992 in Mahomet, Ill….daughter of Gary and Cheryl Bohn…has one brother; Brad (21) and two sisters; Cortney (14) and Emily (10)…majoring in learning & behavior disorders/elementary.

Megan Campbell

Sprints • Fr. • St. Louis, Mo. • Rosati-Kain Before MSU: A two-year member of the Rosati-Kain track and cross country teams…advanced to the state meet in the 4x400 relay. Personal: Born Megan Theresa Campbell, Jan. 8, 1993 in St. Louis, Mo….daughter of Greg and Theresa Campbell …has two brothers; Ryan (23) and Chris (13) and two sisters; Mary (21) and Maddie (16)…majoring in nutrition, dietetics and food management.

Emily Chrisman

Sprints/Hurdles • Fr. • Murray, Ky. • Calloway County Before MSU: A four-year member of the varsity team at Calloway County…participated in the regionals and Kentucky State Meet all four seasons…finished seventh in the 100 hurdles at the 2011 state meet and 11th in the 300 hurdles...earned a 10th-place finish in the 100 hurdles at the state meet in 2010 and was 13th in the 300 hurdles…also lettered in basketball and soccer all four years as a prep…helped the Lakers advance to the 2011 Final Four in the Kentucky State Basketball Tournament. Personals: Born Emily Layne Chrisman, May 30, 1993 in Murray, Ky….daughter of Roger and Lisa Chrisman…has one brother; Chase (22)…majoring in athletic training.

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2011-12 Racer Newcomers Ashley Conway

Jumps • Fr. • McHenry, Ill. • East Before MSU: A four-year member of the varsity track & field teams at McHenry East…earned All-Fox Valley Conference honors all four years...finished in the top-10 in the high jump (outdoor) all four seasons, including a second-place finish in 2010...was also a top-10 finisher in the long jump for three seasons…claimed the state indoor high jump title in 2011, with a jump of 1.72m (5’8”)…set the school record in the high jump (outdoor) as a junior, clearing 1.75m (5’9”)…also participated in basketball and volleyball where she earned all-conference honors. Personal: Born Ashley Lorraine Conway, June 15, 1993 in McHenry, Ill….daughter of Tim and Sue Conway…has one brother; Josh (20) and one sister; Hannah (13)…majoring in exercise science/pre-physical therapy.

Halie Holloway

Sprints/Jumps • Fr. • Elizabethtown, Ky. • John Hardin CROSS COUNTRY 2011: Placed 52nd at SIUE XC Challenge with time of 24:35.81. Before MSU: A three-year member of the John Hardin varsity team...has personal bests of 12.26 in the 100, 58.47 in the 400 and 11.31m (37’1.5”) in the triple jump…claimed three triple jump conference championships. Personal: Born Halie Michelle Holloway, July 3, 1993 in Tucson, Ariz….daughter of Murdock Holloway and Nancy Williams… has two brothers; Hunter (17) and Houston (15)…majoring in accounting.

Anne Jablinski

Distance • Fr. • Dallas, Texas • Lutheran CROSS COUNTRY 2011: Posted a time of 19:32.93 at the Memphis Twilight, to place 31st…ran a season-best 18:49.69 at the Greater Louisville Classic, to finish 31st…scored a time of 19:18.00 at the Evansville Invitational, for 25th place…finished 29th at the OVC Championship with a time of 19:29.01...completed the 6k course at the NCAA Southeast Regional in 23:18.6, to place 165th. Before MSU: Helped Dallas Lutheran claim the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools Division 3A Cross Country State Championship in 2010 in her first season…also won the individual cross country state title as a senior in 2010…had three first-place wins during the regular season, while individually finishing in the top-10 in every meet…helped the team to the state runner-up finishes in both indoor and outdoor track & field in 2010, while finishing in the top-5 in her events in every meet… claimed the Texas State 1600 and 3200 as a senior with personal-best times...also participated in soccer as a prep. Personal: Born Anne Corrine Jablinski, April 26, 1993 in Murphy, Texas…daughter of David and Sue Jablinski…has two sisters; Meredith (24) and Olivia (20)…majoring in agriculture science/agribusiness.

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2011-12 Racer Newcomers Victoria Johnson

Throws • Fr. • Doha, Qatar • American School of Doha Before MSU: A four-year member fo the American School of Doha track & field team…team claimed the EMAC Championship in 2008 and were second in 2007 and 2010…also participated in volleyball, basketball, soccer and cross country as a prep. Personal: Born Victoria Mallory Johnson, July 2, 1992 in New Orleans, La.…daughter of Eric Johnson and Mary Ellen Baker… has two sisters; Haley (21) and Erica (15)…majoring in chemistry/pre-medical.

Elaina Knutson

Hurdles/Jumps • Fr. • Frankfort, Ky. • Morrison Academy Before MSU: A four-year member of the Morrison Academy track & field varsity team…also participated in soccer as a prep. Personal: Born Ashley Elaine Knutson, Sep. 20, 1991 in Frankfort, Ky….daughter of Paul and Trudy Knutson…has one brother; Naven (16)…majoring in nursing.

Brianna McCarthy

Throws • Fr. • Fort Mitchell, Ky. • Beechwood Before MSU: A four year member of the Beechwood track & field team...set the Kentucky State record in the discus at the state championships in 2011…her throw of 38.32m (125’9”) broke a 30-year-old record…she earned both the 2011 state discus and shot put titles…also earned the 2011 indoor state title in the shot put, the 2010 and 2009 Class A state discus championships…was the runner-up in 2010 in the shot put…named to the KTCCCA First Team All-State in both the discus and shot put in 2010…holds the Beechwood school records in both the shot put and the discus…also a member of the basketball team…is third in the school record books for points and first in rebounds…named the 2010-11 NKAC Division III Player of the Year and a three-time NKAC Division III All-Star Team member. Personal: Born Brianna Lyn McCarthy, Nov. 11, 1992 in Ft. Mitchell, Ky….daughter of Michael Stokes and Alison McCarthyStokes…has two brothers; Johnathan (14) and Jacob (10) and five sisters; Jasmine (15), Olivia (13), Kimberly (12), Madison (11) and Jocelyn (9)…majoring in athletic training.

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2011-12 Racer Newcomers Jazmine Moore

Sprints • Fr. • Memphis, Tenn. • Ballard Before MSU: A four-year member of the Ballard track & field team…team claimed regional titles in 2008 and 2009…Bruins claimed the state title in 2008. Personal: Born Jazmine Kierra Moore, Oct. 14, 1992 in Memphis, Tenn….daughter of James and Kiwjvana Moore…has one brother; James (9) and two sisters; Janay (16) and Jayla(11)…majoring in biology/pre-physical therapy.

Abbie Oliver

Distance • Fr. • Wales, United Kingdom • Connah’s Quay CROSS COUNTRY 2011: Completed the season-opening Memphis Twilight in 19:41.90, to finish 34th…scored an eighth-place finish at the SIUE XC Challenge, with a time of 19:28.93…ran a season-best time of 19:10.97, to finish 54th, at the Greater Louisville Classic…placed 31st at the Evansville Invitational, completing the course in 19:31.59…earned a 31st-place finish at the OVC Championship, with a time of 19:34.99…ended the 2011 season with a 23:48.2 finish, for 189th place, at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Before MSU: Competed for Connah’s Quay High School in Wales, United Kingdom in both cross country and track & field… has personal-best times of 2:18.1 in the 800, 4:52.5 in the 1500 and 10:51.1 in the 3000 all set in 2010…helped her team to a 15th-place finish at the British U23 Cross Country Championships in 2010. Personal: Born Abbie Oliver, Nov. 11, 1992 in Wales, United Kingdom...daughter of Jane and Rob Oliver...has one brother; George (17) and one sister; Sally (14)...majoring in health and physical education.

Addie Paris

Throws • Fr. • Kearney, Mo. • Kearney Before MSU: A four-year member of the Kearney High School varisty team…claimed the conference title in the shot put and discus as a freshman…was fifth in the Missouri Class 3 State Meet in the shot put, with a personal best throw of 11.85m (38’9.75”)…has a personal record of 33.52m (110’) in the discus….won the freshman conference shot put and discus titles in 2008…also a four-year member of the varsity softball team…earned First-Team All-Conference, All-District and All-Region Pitcher honors all four years… holds the Kearney record for most home runs in a season (7)…also a powerlifter and took first at the Nationals for three seasons… holds the world record in squats (331 lbs) and in dead lift (347.5 lbs) and an American record in hang clean (187 lbs). Personal: Born Addie Lynn Paris, Aug. 16, 1992 in Kearney, Mo….daughter of Howard and Lori Paris…has one sister; Michala (21)…majoring in biology/biomedical science.

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2011-12 Racer Newcomers Natalie Pattin

Sprints/Mid. Distance • Fr. • Florissant, Mo. • McCluer North Before MSU: A four-year member of the varsity team at McCluer North High School…is a four-year Missouri State 800 finalist…a three-time AAU National Champion in the 4x800 (2005, 06, 10)…has a personal-best time in the 800 of 2:17 and 58.2 in the 400… also a member of the varsity basketball team for four years. Personal: Born Natalie Marie Pattin, May 4, 1993 in St. Louis, Mo….daughter of Rickie and Shauna Pattin…has one brother; Alan (13)…majoring in chemistry/pre-pharmacy.

Sydney Potts

Hurdles/Throws • Fr. • Benton, Ill. • Benton Consolidated Before MSU: A four-year member of the Benton Consolidated varsity team…the Rangerettes claimed the Illinois state championship in her freshman campaign and were conference champions for the past four years…named All-Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference and All-South honors for the past four years…also earned All-Illinois honors in 2010…took eighth in the 100 hurdles at the Illinois State meet…has a personal-best time in the 100 hurdles of 15.2 and placed third in 2011 state meet…also participated in volleyball as a prep…earned all-conference and All-South honors in 2009 and 2010. Personal: Born Sydney Jalea Potts, Oct. 25, 1992 in Benton, Ill….daughter of Rodney and Valerie Potts…has one brother; Bryson (22)…majoring in biology/pre-medical.

Tonia Pratt

Throws • Fr. • Michigan Center, Mich. • Michigan Center Before MSU: Spent four years on the Michigan Center varsity team…earned the runner-up finish at the Michigan State championship in the shot put in 2008 after earned the conference and regional titles…in 2009 was the state runner-up in the discus after earning conference and regional titles…was the 2010 state champion in the shot put…earned All-Cascade, All-Area and All-Michigan team honors for the past four seasons...has personal-best throws of 45.05m (147’10”) in the discus and 12.87m (42’3”) in the shot put… also a member of the varsity volleyball and basketball teams for three seasons. Personal: Born Tonia Shanice Pratt, Sep. 20, 1993 In Jackson, Mich….daughter of Crystal Pratt…has one brother; Marcus (19) and one sister; Latashia (22)…majoring in social work.

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2011-12 Racer Newcomers Lindsey Scaggs

Vaults • Fr. • Fort Thomas, Ky. • Highlands Before MSU: A four-year member of the Highlands track & field team…the Bluebirds claimed four-straight state titles from 20082011…earned an individual state championship in 2011 in the pole vault and the 4x100 and 4x200 relays…has a career-best clear of 2.97m (9’9”) in the pole vault, which is a school record at Highlands. Personal: Born Lindsey Corryn Scaggs, March 1, 1993 in Fort Thomas, Ky….daughter of Ken and Mary Scaggs…has one sister; Emily (20)…majoring in wildlife & conservation biology.

LaShea Shaw

Hurdles/Jumps • Fr. • Memphis, Tenn. • Central Before MSU: A four-year member of the Memphis Central varsity team…has personal-best marks of 14.12 in the 100 hurdles, 44.28 in the 300 hurdles, 1.67m (5’6”) in the high jump and 5.43m (17’10”) in the long jump. Personal: Born LaShea Renee Shaw, April 15, 1993 in Chattanooga, Tenn….daughter of Hugh Shaw and Karen Hazelray…has one brother; Travis (23) and one sister; Courtney (13)…majoring in chemistry/pre-pharmacy.

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2011-12 Racers Head Coach Jenny Severns

Head Coach The Severns File COLLEGIATE COACHING CAREER • Murray State - Head coach, 2010-Pr. • North Carolina Greensboro - Assistant Coach, 2006-10 • Dickinson College - Assistant Coach, 2005-06 OTHER COACHING EXPERIENCE • Mt. Pleasant High School - Volunteer Assistant, 2001-02 • Mt. Pleasant High School - Assistant Coach, 2004-05 COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CAREER • Central Michigan, 2002 COLLEGE EDUCATION Central Michigan, 2002 • Bachelor’s degree in applied arts Central Michigan, 2011 •Master’s in sports adminstration PERSONAL • Born Jennifer Marie Severns, Dec. 31, 1979, in Flint, Mich. MEMBERSHIPS • USTFCCA CERTIFICATIONS • USATF Level 1 Coaching

2nd Season

Jenny Severns joined the Racers in July of 2010 as the head coach for cross country and track & field at Murray State. “I’m pleased that Jenny accepted our offer to become Murray State’s track & field and cross country coach,” said Ward. “She brings a good combination of experience and enthusiasm that will continue to improve both programs.” “I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the athletes and staff at Murray State University,” said Severns. “I have had the opportunity to work with great coaches and am excited to bring everything I have learned and implement it at Murray State. We have all the tools necessary to succeed and I cannot wait to take the program to the next level.” “Jenny brings good experience and a commitment to developing the whole person,” said Matt Kelly, Associate AD for Internal Operations. “Her student-athletes have excelled in the community, classroom, and in their sport. Her style and ideals fit very nicely into what we want to do here at Murray State.” In her first season at the helm of the women’s cross country team, Severns guided the women’s cross country team to a third-place finish at the OVC Championship and saw her first runner earn All-OVC honors. Senior Katelyn Jones was named to the All-OVC Second Team for her 10th-place finish. The Racers also earned the 2010 OVC Sportsmanship Award. In 2011 freshman Carolyne Tanui earned All-OVC Second Team honors, with the team finish fifth. The first season of track & field saw the Racers finish fifth, out of nine teams, at the 2011 OVC Outdoor Track & Field Championship hosted at Marshall Gage Track in Murray, Ky. The finish was three spots higher than the team finished a year before and came with just 12 participants. The team combined for a total of 11 top-10 finishes in the outdoor championships. Senior Josha Rogers was the top performer for the Racers, claiming first-place in the high jump, with a personal-best jump of 1.73m (5’8”). MSU also succeeded in the classroom in Severns first season, with senior Kristin Reffett earning 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team honors, with a 4.0 GPA. Reffett had a strong senior campaign for the Racers. The Evansville, Ind., native set personal records in all seven of her individual events, indoor and outdoor. She capped off her career by placing fifth at the OVC Outdoor Championship in the javelin and ninth in the 5,000. She hit a personal-best mark of 33.55m (110’1”) in the javelin. The men’s cross country team was also a top performer in the classroom at Murray State, recording the highest team GPA in the athletic department for 2010-11. Severns comes to the Racers after spending four seasons as an assistant cross country and track & field coach at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. While with the Spartans, she helped the men’s cross country team to four-consecutive top-five finishes at the Southern Conference Championships, including the team’s highest finish in school history (3rd in 2006 and 2009). During Severns tenure at UNCG, she coached 15 All-SoCon athletes, three Junior National qualifiers, one ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team honoree and helped her student-athletes break 26 school records. Severns duties with UNCG included working with the distance runners, providing academic support to student-athletes, travel coordinator, assisting with training and conditioning, and recruiting.

Prior to UNCG, Severns was an assistant coach at Dickinson College (2005-06), where she led the cross country team to its sixth-straight Centennial Conference title, the NCAA Mideast Region crown and a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships. The men’s cross country team placed second at the Centennial Conference meet and fifth at the NCAA Mideast Regional, and had a male runner earn the school’s first cross country All-American honors. In track and field, Severns produced one All-American, eight conference champions, 33 all-conference performers, and eight school and three conference marks. Severns got her coaching start at Mt. Pleasant High School in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. She served as a volunteer assistant track & field coach from March 2001-June 2002 and then returned in January 2004 as the assistant coach for cross country and track & field. During Severns’ second stint, the girls track & field team won the conference and region crowns and placed sixth at the state meet. In cross country, Mt. Pleasant won the girls’ conference championship. The Flint, Mich., native was a member of the Central Michigan University cross country and track & field teams, while she earned a bachelor’s degree in applied arts in 2002. She received a master’s degree in sports administration from CMU in May 2011. Severns also has a USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification. Besides her coaching responsibilities, Severns is still a distance runner. She has been a competitor in 15 marathons, including six Boston Marathons. 2011-12 RACERS TRACK & FIELD

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2011-12 Racers Coaching Staff Adam Kiesler

Assistant Coach

Adam Kiesler joined the Murray State cross country and track & field staff in August of 2010 as an assistant coach for both programs. Kiesler will primarily work with the sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and multi events at Murray State. His job will also include assisting with recruiting and team travel. “I am excited to be a part of the staff at Murray State because of the energy that surrounds the athletic department,” Kiesler said. “The student-athletes here want to compete at the highest level and become successful department wide in the OVC. As a part of the track & field staff we are ready to help mold our student-athletes on and off the track.” In his first season with the Racers, Kiesler got top performances from five student-athletes. Kiesler coached senior Josha Rogers to a first-place finish and personal-best jump in the high jump at the 2011 OVC Outdoor Championship (1.73m/5’8”). He was also key in the Racers earning five more top-10 finishes in the meet. Junior Lexie Barr came in fourth in the pole vault, freshman Katie Forshey was fourth in the 400-hurdles, senior Kristin Reffett earned a fifth-place finish in the javelin, sophomore Alexis Love was sixth in the 100, and senior Becca Lamb took eighth in the javelin.

2nd Season The Kiesler File

COLLEGIATE COACHING CAREER • Murray State - Assistant Coach, 2010-Pr. • University of Toledo - Graduate Assistant Coach, 2009-10 • Central Michigan - Assistant Coach, 2008-09 • Michigan - Volunteer Assistant Coach, 2007-08 COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CAREER • Michigan, 2002-07 COLLEGE EDUCATION Michigan, 2007 • Bachelor’s degree in earth sciences PERSONAL • Born Adam Jordan Kiesler, June 19, 1984, in Rochester, Ill. MEMBERSHIPS • USTFCCCA

Kiesler comes to the Racers after spending a season as a graduate assistant track & field coach at the University of Toledo where he oversaw student-athletes in sprints, hurdles, jumps and multi-events. He coached three All-Mid-America Conference selections, six top-five Rocket performers, and a 2010 NCAA Regional Qualifier. His athletes also set school records in the 4x400 meter indoor relay and the 100-meter dash. Before joining the staff at Toledo, Kiesler was an assistant women’s track & field coach at Central Michigan University for two seasons. He helped produce nine CMU top-five performances, four All-MAC selections, and one NCAA Regional Qualifier. While at both Toledo and CMU, Kiesler also assisted with recruiting, academics and summer camps. He also spent one season as a volunteer assistant at the University of Michigan. Kiesler was a member of the Michigan track & field teams from 2002-2007 where he competed in the long jump and multi-events. The native of Rochester, Ill., earned a bachelor’s degree in earth sciences in April of 2007 from Michigan and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Toledo. Kiesler has also earned Level One and Level Two coaching certificates from the USA Track & Field Association.

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2011-12 Racers Coaching Staff Ashley (Muffet) Duncan Assistant Coach

The Duncan File COLLEGIATE COACHING CAREER • Murray State - Assistant Coach, 2011-Pr. COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CAREER • Kentucky, 2006-2010 COLLEGE EDUCATION Kentucky, 2010 • Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications PERSONAL • Born Ashley Marie Muffet, Sep. 16, 1986, in North Canton, Ohio

1st Season

Ashley (Muffet) Duncan joins the Racers track & field staff after a stellar career as a thrower at the University of Kentucky from 2006-2010. Duncan joins the Murray State staff as an assistant in charge of working with throwers. With the Wildcats, Duncan was a two-time SEC champion (outdoor discus/indoor shot put), two-time SEC Commissioner’s Cup recipient (given to the athlete with the highest individual point total at the championship), the 2009 SEC Field Athlete of the Year and a four-time All-American (outdoor discus & shot put/indoor shot put). Her experience and throws also qualified her to participate in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.

“I am really excited to have someone with Ashley’s level of experience and success on our staff,” said head coach Jenny Severns. “She has an extreme passion for the sport that drives her to be the best, I am sure that will carry over to her coaching. We are trying to be the best team that we can be and I am sure Ashley will help get us there.” Duncan left UK holding school records in the indoor shot put and outdoor discus and shot put. That same year she collected three of her All-American honors in the indoor shot put and outdoor discus and shot put. She also earned second-place at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot put with a throw of 17.31m (56’9.5”). During her tenure at UK she set personal bests of 17.46m (57’3”) in the shot put and 57.21m (187’8”) in the discus. While a prep at Hoover High School in North Canton, Ohio, she set the state meet record in the shot put, with a throw of 15.40m (50’6.5”). Duncan also claimed three state titles, twice in the shot put and one in the discus. During her high school years, Duncan also competed in the Nike Outdoor Nationals and the 2005 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She claimed the hammer throw title at the Nike Outdoor Nationals, placed second in the discus and third in the shot put. At the USA Outdoor Championships she finished fourth in the shot put. The North Canton, Ohio, native graduated from Kentucky in May 2010 with a degree in telecommunications. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in school counseling at MSU. Duncan married Zipp Duncan, an offensive lineman and captain on the Kentucky football team before advancing to play for the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL.

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2010-11 Indoor Season Bests Lexie Barr Event Pole Vault

Meet OVC Championship (2/25/11)

Courtney Kovach Event Time/Distance 1 Mile *6:38.36

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11)

Bernadette Catron Event Time/Distance 800 *2:35.73 1 Mile *5:43.05 3,000 *11:38.77

Meet EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) Saluki Open (1/15/11)

Alexis Love Event 60 200 4x400

Time/Distance ^*7.60 *24.82 4:01.78

Meet OVC Championship (2/25/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/11/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11)

Kayla Crusham Event 800 1 Mile 3,000 5,000

Time/Distance *2:27.39 5:41.37 *10:46.78 *18:43.26

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) SIU Invitational (2/5/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/11/11)

Katie Forshey Event 60 Hurdles 4x400 High Jump DMR

Karissa Magnuson Event Time/Distance 600 *1:49.11 800 2:36.88 1 Mile 5:28.71 3,000 *11:25.20 DMR 13:05.63

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/11/11) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) SIU Invitational (2/5/11) Saluki Open (1/15/11) OVC Championship (2/25/11)

Time/Distance *11.07 4:01.78 *1.65m (5’5”) 13:05.63

Meet Saluki Open (1/15/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) OVC Championship (2/25/11)

Ashley Moss Event Shot Put

Time/Distance *7.18m (23’6.75”)

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11)

Rebecca Hbetamu Event Time/Distance 3,000 10:43.27 DMR 13:05.63

Meet Saluki Open (1/15/11) OVC Championship (2/25/11)

Kristin Reffett Event 1 Mile 3,000 5,000

Time/Distance *5:36.16 *11:01.73 *18:55.07

Meet SIU Fast Start (12/3/10) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/11/11)

Meghan Helmer Event Time/Distance Shot Put *9.79m (31’1.5”) Weight Throw *11.86m (38’11”)

Meet EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) SIU Invitational (2/5/11)

Chelsea Hosey Event 60 200 High Jump

Meet SIU Fast Start (12/3/10) Saluki Open (1/15/11) SIU Fast Start (12/3/10)

Time/Distance 3.20m (10’6”)

Time/Distance *8.44 *27.30 1.55m (5’1”)

Christina Johnson Event Time/Distance 200 *27.37 400 *58.35 4x400 4:01.78 DMR 13:05.63

Meet SIU Fast Start (12/3/10) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) OVC Championship (2/25/11)

Katelyn Jones Event Time/Distance 3,000 11:00.22

Meet Saluki Open (1/15/11)

Jami Klonne Event 3,000

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11)

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Time/Distance 11:32.18

Josha Rogers Event Time/Distance High Jump 1.65m (5’5”)

Meet OVC Championship (2/25/11)

Ayerial Rouse Event 60 200 400

Meet Saluki Open (1/15/11) Saluki Open (1/15/11) SIU Fast Start (12/3/10)

Time/Distance *8.33 27.35 1:08.60

Galileo Simmons Event Time/Distance 600 *1:38.45 800 *2:24.04 4x400 4:01.78

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/11/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11)

Bridget Stichnot Event Time/Distance 1 Mile *5:51.37 3,000 11:14.04

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11)

*Personal Record ^School Record

2011-12 RACERS TRACK & FIELD


2010-11 Indoor Team Bests 60-Meter Dash Athlete Alexis Love Ayerial Rouse Chelsea Hosey

Time/Distance ^*7.60 *8.33 *8.44

Meet OVC Championship (2/25/11) Saluki Open (1/15/11) SIU Fast Start (12/3/10)

200-Meter Dash Athlete Alexis Love Chelsea Hosey Ayerial Rouse Christina Johnson

Time/Distance *24.82 *27.30 27.25 *27.37

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/11/11) Saluki Open (1/15/11) Saluki Open (1/15/11) SIU Fast Start (12/3/10)

400-Meter Dash Athlete Christina Johnson Ayerial Rouse

Time/Distance *58.35 1:08.60

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) SIU Fast Start (12/3/10)

600-Meter Run Athlete Galileo Simmons Karissa Magnuson

Time/Distance *1:38.45 *1:49.11

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/11/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/11/11)

800-Meter Run Athlete Galileo Simmons Kayla Crusham Bernadette Catron Karissa Magnuson

Time/Distance *2:24.04 *2:27.39 *2:35.73 2:36.88

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11)

1 Mile Run Athlete Karissa Magnuson Kristin Reffett Kayla Crusham Bernadette Catron Bridget Stichnot Courtney Kovach

Time/Distance 5:28.71 *5:36.16 5:41.37 *5:43.05 *5:51.37 *6:38.36

Meet SIU Invitational (2/5/11) SIU Fast Start (12/3/10) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11)

3,000-Meter Run Athlete Rebecca Hbetamu Kayla Crusham Katelyn Jones Kristin Reffett Bridget Stichnot Karissa Magnuson Jami Klonne Bernadette Catron

Time/Distance 10:43.27 *10:46.78 11:00.22 *11:01.73 11:14.04 *11:25.20 11:32.18 *11:38.77

Meet Saluki Open (1/15/11) SIU Invitational (2/5/11) Saluki Open (1/15/11) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) Saluki Open (1/15/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11) Saluki Open (1/15/11)

5,000-Meter Run Athlete Kayla Crusham Kristin Reffett

Time/Distance *18.43.26 *18:55.07

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/11/11) GVSU Big Meet (2/11/11)

60-Meter Hurdles Athlete Katie Forshey

Time/Distance *11.07

Meet Saluki Open (1/15/11)

2011-12 RACERS TRACK & FIELD

High Jump Athlete Josha Rogers Katie Forshey Chelsea Hosey

Time/Distance 1.65m (5’5”) *1.65m (5’5”) 1.55m (5’1”)

Shot Put Athlete Meghan Helmer Ashley Moss

Time/Distance Meet *9.79m (31’1.5”) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) *7.18m (23’6.75”) GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11)

Weight Throw Athlete Meghan Helmer

Time/Distance Meet *11.86m (38’11”) SIU Invitational (2/5/11)

Pole Vault Athlete Lexie Barr

Time/Distance 3.20m (10’6”)

Meet OVC Championship (2/25/11)

Time/Distance 4:01.78

Meet GVSU Big Meet (2/12/11)

4x400 Meter Relay Athletes Katie Forshey Christina Johnson Alexis Love Galileo Simmons

Distance Medley Relay Athletes Time/Distance Karissa Magnuson 13:05.63 Katie Forshey Christina Johnson Rebecca Hbetamu

Meet OVC Championship (2/25/11) EIU Mega Meet (1/22/11) SIU Fast Start (12/3/10)

Meet OVC Championship (2/25/11)

*Personal Record ^School Record

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2010-11 Outdoor Season Bests Lexie Barr Event Pole Vault

Time/Distance ^*3.60m (11’9.75”)

Meet Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11)

Kayla Crusham Event 1,500 3,000 3,000 Steeple 5,000 4x400 Relay

Time/Distance 4:57.14 *10:28.68 *11:19.24 *18:31.15 4:23.02

Meet Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) OVC Championship (5/6/11) OVC Championship (5/7/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

Sara Davis Event 1,500 3,000

Time/Distance *5:43.80 *12:17.73

Meet Joey Haines Invite (4/2/11) Wake Forest Open (3/19/11)

Katie Forshey Event 400 400 Hurdles DMR High Jump Javelin 4x400 Relay

Time/Distance *1:00.46 *1:04.62 12:45.70 *1.63m (5’4.25”) *20.15m (66’1”) 4:23.02

Meet Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) OVC Championship (5/6/11) Wake Forest Open (3/19/11) OVC Championship (5/6/11) Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

Rebecca Hbetamu Event Time/Distance 800 2:26.76 1,500 4:59.11 3,000 10:40.45 5,000 18:47.97 10,000 39:32.02 DMR 12:45.70 4x400 Relay 4:23.02

Meet Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11) Wake Forest Open (3/19/11) Joey Haines Invite (4/2/11) OVC Championship (5/6/11) Wake Forest Open (3/19/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

Meghan Helmer Event Time/Distance Shot Put *10.41m (34’2”) Hammer *35.71m (117’2”) Discus *34.44m (113’0”)

Meet Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11) OVC Championship (5/7/11) Joey Haines Invite (4/2/11)

Christina Johnson Event Time/Distance 200 *26.04 400 *56.65 800 *2:30.23 DMR 12:45.70

Meet Joey Haines Invite (4/2/11) Polytan Invite (4/23/11) Wake Forest Open (3/19/11) Wake Forest Open (3/19/11)

Jami Kloenne Event Time/Distance 3,000 11:28.91

Meet Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11)

Courtney Kovach Event Time/Distance 1,500 *5:59.76

Meet Joey Haines Invite (4/2/11)

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Becca Lamb Event Javelin 4x400 Relay Alexis Love Event 100 (4/29/11)

Time/Distance *29.94m (98’2”) 4:34.27

Meet OVC Championship (5/7/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

Time/Distance *11.97

Meet Showdown on the Cumberland

Karissa Magnuson Event Time/Distance 800 *2:29.88 1,500 5:03.46 3,000 Steeple 12:27.45 4x400 Relay 4:23.02

Meet Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) OVC Championship (5/6/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

Amber Mills Event 400

Time/Distance 59.21

Meet Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11)

Ashley Moss Event Shot Put

Time/Distance *7.49m (24’7”)

Meet Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11)

Kristin Reffett Event 1,500 3,000 5,000 Javelin DMR 4x400 Relay

Time/Distance *4:54.76 *10:48.50 *18:40.39 *33.55m (110’1”) 12:45.70 4:34.27

Meet Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) Polytan Invite (4/22/11) OVC Championship (5/7/11) Wake Forest Open (3/19/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

Josha Rogers Event High Jump Long Jump Discus

Time/Distance *#1.73m (5’8”) 4.73m (15’6.25”) *20.06m (65’10”)

Meet OVC Championship (5/6/11) Polytan Invite (4/23/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

Ayerial Rouse Event 100 200 4x400 Relay

Time/Distance *12.70 *26.80 4:34.27

Meet Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

Bridget Stichnot Event Time/Distance 800 *2:37.54 1,500 *5:21.82 3,000 *11:06.93 5,000 *19:00.32 10,000 *40:57.52 4x400 Relay 4:34.27

Meet Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11) Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) Polytan Invite (4/22/11) OVC Championship (5/6/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

*Personal Record ^School Record #OVC Champion 2011-12 RACERS TRACK & FIELD


2010-11 Outdoor Team Bests 100-Meter Dash Athlete Alexis Love Ayerial Rouse

Time *11.97 *12.70

Meet Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11)

200-Meter Dash Athlete Christina Johnson Ayerial Rouse

High Jump Athlete Josha Rogers Katie Forshey

Height *#1.73m (5’8”) 1.63m (5’4.25”)

Time *26.04 *26.80

Meet Joey Haines Invite (4/2/11) Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11)

Long Jump Athlete Josha Rogers

Distance Meet 4.73m (15’6.26”) Polytan Invite (4/23/11)

Pole Vault Athlete Lexie Barr

Height Meet ^*3.60m (11’9.75”)Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11)

400-Meter Dash Athlete Christina Johnson Amber Mills Katie Forshey

Time *56.65 59.21 *1:00.46

400-Meter Hurdles Athlete Time Kaite Forshey *1:04.62 800-Meter Run Athlete Rebecca Hbetamu Karissa Magnuson Christina Johnson Bridget Stichnot (4/29/11)

Meet Polytan Invite (4/23/11) Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Meet OVC Championship (5/6/11)

Time 2:26.76 2:29.88 *2:30.23 *2:37.54

Meet Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) Wake Forest Open (3/19/11) Showdown on the Cumberland

1,500-Meter Run Athlete Rebecca Hbetamu Kristin Reffett Kayla Crusham Karissa Magnuson Bridget Stichnot Sara Davis Courtney Kovach

Time 4:49.11 *4:54.76 4:57.14 5:03.46 *5:21.82 *5:43.80 *5:59.76

Meet Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11) Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11) Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11) Joey Haines Invite (4/2/11) Joey Haines Invite (4/2/11)

3,000-Meter Run Athlete Kayla Crusham Rebecca Hbetamu Kristin Reffett Bridget Stichnot Jami Kloenne Sara Davis

Time *10:28.68 10:40.45 *10:48.50 *11:06.93 11:28.91 *12:17.73

Meet Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) Wake Forest Open (3/19/11) Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11) Wake Forest Open (3/19/11)

3,000-Meter Steeplechase Athlete Time Kayla Crusham *11:19.24 Karissa Magnuson 12:27.45

Meet OVC Championship (5/6/11) OVC Championship (5/6/11)

5,000-Meter Run Athlete Kayla Crusham Kristin Reffett Rebecca Hbetamu Bridget Stichnot

Time *18:31.15 *18:40.39 18:47.97 *19:00.32

Meet OVC Championship (5/7/11) Polytan Invite (4/22/11) Joey Haines Invite (4/2/11) Polytan Invite (4/22/11)

10,000-Meter Run Athlete Rebecca Hbetamu Bridget Stichnot

Time 39:32.02 *40:57.52

Meet OVC Championship (5/6/11) OVC Championship (5/6/11)

2011-12 RACERS TRACK & FIELD

Shot Put Athlete Meghan Helmer Ashley Moss (4/29/11)

Meet OVC Championship (5/6/11) OVC Championship (5/6/11)

Distance Meet *10.41m (34’2”) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11) *7.49m (24’7”) Showdown on the Cumberland

Hammer Athlete Meghan Helmer

Distance Meet *35.70m (117’1”) Polytan Invite (4/23/11)

Javelin Athlete Kristin Reffett Becca Lamb Katie Forshey

Distance *33.5m (110’1”) *29.94m (98’2”) *20.15m (66’1”)

Discus Athlete Meghan Helmer Josha Rogers

Distance Meet *34.44m (113’0”) Joey Haines Invite (4/2/11) *20.06m (65’10”) Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

Distance Medley Relay Athletes Time Rebecca Hbetamu Christina Johnson Katie Forshey Kristin Reffett 12:45.70 4x400 Relay Athletes Katie Forshey Ayerial Rouse Kristin Reffett Becca Lamb

Meet OVC Championship (5/7/11) OVC Championship (5/7/11) Vanderbilt Black & Gold (3/26/11)

Meet

Wake Forest Open (3/19/11)

Time

Meet

4:23.02

Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

Katie Forshey Rebecca Hbetamu Ayerial Rouse Bridget Stichnot

4:29.61

Showdown on the Cumberland (4/29/11)

Rebecca Hbetamu Bridget Stichnot Kayla Crusham Karissa Magnuson

4:34.27

Hilltopper Relays (4/9/11)

*Personal Record ^School Record #OVC Champion

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Women’s Track & Field Legends OVC Women’s Athletes of the 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

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

Katlyn Jones

OVC Women’s Coach of the 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 OVC Sportsmanship Award Cross Country...........................................................................................................................2010 Indoor Track.........................................................................................................................2010-11

NCAA Women’s All-Americans Stephanie Saleem..........................................400 Meters.......................Indoor..................................1989 Stephanie Saleem..........................................400 Meters......................Outdoor...............................1989 Stephanie Saleem..........................................400 Meters.......................Indoor..................................1990 Heather Samuel..............................................100 Meters.......................Outdoor...............................1994 Women’s Olympians Heather Samuel..............................................100 Meters...................................................................1992 .......................................................................200 Meters...................................................................1992

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2011-12 RACERS TRACK & FIELD


Men’s Track & Field Legends Jim Freeman

OVC Men’s Athletes of the Year Name Season Year William Boyd...................................................... Cross Country................................................1964 Charles Allen..................................................... Outdoor..........................................................1965 Tommie 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 Men’s Coach of the Year Bill Ferguson...................................................... Outdoor..........................................................1962 Bill Cornell......................................................... Indoor.............................................................1980 Bill Cornell......................................................... Cross Country................................................1981

NCAA Men’s All-Americans Name Event Season Year Jim Freeman...................................................100 Yards.........................Outdoor...................... 1966 Tommie Turner................................................600 Yards.........................Indoor......................... 1968 Tommie Turner................................................440 Yards.........................Outdoor...................... 1968 Lee Roy McGinnis, Ashman Samuels, Randy Smith, Tommie Turner.........................Mile Relay.........................Indoor......................... 1970 Tommie Turner................................................600 Yards.........................Indoor......................... 1970 Tommie Turner................................................440 Yards.........................Outdoor...................... 1970 Jim Krejci........................................................NA.....................................Cross Country............ 1971 Tommie Turner................................................600 Yards.........................Indoor......................... 1971 Fred Sowerby.................................................600 Yards.........................Indoor......................... 1972 Sam Torress...................................................NA.....................................Cross Country ........... 1973 David Rafferty.................................................NA.....................................Indoor......................... 1975 Martyn Brewer, Pat Chimes, Tony Keener, David Warren............................Two-Mile Relay.................Indoor......................... 1977 Martyn Brewer, Pat Chimes, David Rafferty, David Warren.........................Two-Mile Relay.................Indoor......................... 1978 Jeremy Odlin..................................................Three-Mile Run.................Indoor......................... 1979 David Warren..................................................Mile Run...........................Outdoor...................... 1979 Chris Bunyan..................................................NA.....................................Cross Country ........... 1981 Eddie Wedderburn..........................................3,000 Steeplechase..........Outdoor...................... 1981 Elvis Forde......................................................600 Yards.........................Indoor......................... 1982 Ernest Patterson.............................................High Jump........................Indoor......................... 1983 Patterson Johnson..........................................Triple Jump.......................Indoor......................... 1987 Seibert Straughn.............................................400 Meters.......................Indoor......................... 1989 Seibert Straughn.............................................400 Meters.......................Indoor......................... 1991 Seibert Straughn.............................................400 Meters.......................Outdoor...................... 1991 Trevor Hamilton, Terry Harewood, Stevon Roberts, Seibert Straughn..................400 Meter Relay...............Indoor......................... 1992 Trevor Hamilton, Terry Harewood, Stevon Roberts, Seibert Straugh....................400 Meter Relay...............Outdoor...................... 1992 Men’s Olympians 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 2011-12 RACERS TRACK & FIELD

Tommie Turner

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Women’s Record Book INDOOR RECORDS Event Mark Holder (Year) 55-Meter Dash.......................... 6.84........................... Heather Samuel (1994) 60-Meter Dash......................... 7.66................................. Alexis Love (2011) 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 Run.......................... 1:12.54..................... Nina Funderburk (1987) 600-Meter Run.......................... 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 Na’Aman, 1200 (2008) . ..................................................................................Meagan Richson, 400 . ................................................................................. Sydney Gholston, 800 . .................................................................................... Katelyn Jones, 1600 Shot Put.................................... 13.90m (45’ 7.25”).........Shameka Dial (2009) Weight Throw........................... 18.88m (61’11.5”)..........Shameka Dial (2009) High Jump................................ 1.75m (5’ 9”)..................... Jenille Kelly (1989) Long Jump................................ 6.15m (20’ 2.5”)......... Dawn Woodside (1990) Triple Jump............................... 12.53m (41’ 1.5”).......Diane Woodside (1988) Pole Vault................................. 3.73m (12’3”).................. Alicia Tempel (2009) Pentathlon................................ 3,771 pts..................... Val Lemoignan (1985)

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OUTDOOR RECORDS 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....................................14.78m (48’6”)...............Shameka Dial (2009) Discus.......................................44.75m (146’10”)...........Shameka Dial (2009) Javelin......................................48.43m (158’ 11”)........Emi Yamamuro (2008) Long Jump................................6.33m (20’ 9.5”)............ Allison Manley (1981) High Jump................................1.77m (5’ 10”)............... Allison Manley (1981) Triple Jump...............................12.60m (41’ 4.25”).......Natasha Brown (1990) Pole Vault................................3.60m (11’9.75”)................Lexie Barr (2011) Hammer Throw.........................15.51m (169’0”)...... Jamie Nurnberger (2003)

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Men’s Record Book INDOOR 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) 70-Yard Dash............................ 7.10...................................... Bob Doty (1962) 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......................... 13:26.60.............................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.................................... 17.19m (56’ 5”)..............Brian Knippen (2003) 35-LB Weight Throw................. 15.32m (50’ 3.25”).............. Jon Cargill (2000) Long Jump.................................7.42m (24’ 4.5”)........ Everton Cornelius (1979) High Jump................................ 2.23m (7’4”).............. Ernest Patterson (1983) Triple Jump.................................15.85m (52’ 0.25”).....Patterson Johnson (1985)

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OUTDOOR RECORDS 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.................................... 17.55m (57’ 7”).................. Andy Vince (1981) Discus....................................... 53.39m (175’ 2”)........... Joe Woodside (1988) Javelin (Old Rule)..................... 70.63m (231’ 9”)................ John Bover (1970) Javelin...................................... 56.97m (186’ 11”)......... Derek Sargent (2003) Long Jump.................................7.62m (25’ 0”)........... Everton Cornelius (1978) High Jump................................ 2.22m (7’ 3.5”).......... Ernest Patterson (1983) Triple Jump.................................16.66m (54’ 8”)..........Patterson Johnson (1987) Pole Vault................................. 5.33m (17’ 6”)................... Darren Pahl (1985) Hammer.................................... 54.88m (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.............. 5:09.47........................... 2010 Taylor Crawford.............. 5:04.15........................... 2009 Jackie Murzynowski........ 5:03.70........................... 1988

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

4x400 Meter Relay ....................................... 3:44.00........................... 1992 ....................................... 3:44.90........................... 1990 ....................................... 3:47.10........................... 1989

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

Distance Meadly Asenath Naaman; Sydney Gholston; Meagan Richeson; Katelyn Jones................. 12:08.11......................2008#^

1500 Meters Taylor Crawford.............. 4:31.97........................... 2009 Nine Funderburk............. 4:41.70........................... 1989

High Jump Diane Woodside............. 1.65m (5’ 5”)................... 1990 Jenille Kelly..................... 1.75m (5’ 9”)................. 1989# Jamie Aherns.................. 1.72m (5’ 8”)................... 1985

3,000 Meter Steeplechase Katelyn Jones................. 10:57.92....................... 2008#

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

Triple Jump Natasha Brown............... 12.03m (39’ 5.75”).......... 1991 Natasha Brown............... 11.91m (39’ 1”)............... 1990 Diane Woodside............. 12.23m (40’ 1.5”).......... 1988# Shot Put Wendy Scott................... 13.11m (43’ 0.25”).......... 1993 Dedre Jackson................ 13.25m (43’ 5.75”).......... 1991 Dawn Woodside............. 12,86m (42’ 2.5”)............ 1990 Dawn Woodside............. 12.40m (40’ 8.5”)............ 1989 Dawn Woodside............. 12.14m (39’ 10”)............. 1988

5,000 Meters Katelyn Jones................. 16:57.06....................... 2009# Heather Huhm................ 18:00.0........................... 1992 10,000 Meters Teresa Colby................... 32:22.9*.......................... 1985 Cara O’Brien................... 39:46.3........................... 1981 *=Short Course

4x100 Meter Relay ....................................... 47.88.............................. 1984 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 High Jump Josha Rogers................. 1.72m (5’8”).....................2011 Natalie Chandler............. 1.74m (5’ 8.75”).............. 1999 Dianne Woodside........... 1.67m (5’ 6”)................... 1990 Val Lemoignan................ 1.62m (5’ 4”)................... 1985 Chris Hunt....................... 1.72m (5’ 8”)................... 1984 Chris Hunt....................... 1.62m (5’ 4”)................... 1982 Allison Manley................ 1.77m (5’ 10”)............... 1981# Allison Manley................ 1.72m (5’ 8”)................... 1979 Long Jump Natasha Brown............... 5.89m (19’ 4.25”)............ 1990 Dianne Woodside........... 6.10m (20’ 0.25”)............ 1989 Alsinia Ervin.................... 5.70m (18’ 8.75”)............ 1982 Allison Manley................ 6.21m (20’ 4.75”)............ 1981 Allison Manley................ 5.90m (19’ 4.5”).............. 1979 Triple Jump Natasha Brown............... 11.65m (38’ 3”)............... 1990 Dianne Woodside........... 11.68m (38’ 4”)............... 1989 Dianne Woodside........... 12.24m (40’ 2”)............... 1988 Shot Put Dedre Jackson................ 13.13m (43’ 1”)............... 1991 Dedre Jackson................ 12.56m (41’ 25.5”).......... 1990 Dawn Woodside............. 12.29m (40’ 4”)............... 1989 Dawn Woodside............. 11.84m (38’ 10.25”)........ 1988 Jenny Oberhauser.......... 13.24m (43’ 5.5”)............ 1982 Discus Pam Bell......................... 42.06m (138’ 0”)............. 2007 Wendy Atkinson.............. 37.26m (122’ 3”)............. 1991 Dawn Woodside............. 39.80m (130’ 7”)............. 1989 Dawn Woodside............. 36.90m (121’ 1”)............. 1988 Jen Oberhauser.............. 40.21m (131’ 11.25”)...... 1982 Javelin Emi Yamamuro............... 42.92m (140’ 10”)........... 2008 Laura Schroeder............. 38.68m (126’ 11”)........... 2005 Donna Parish.................. 37.23m (122’ 2”)............. 1998 Heather Samuel.............. 36.01m (118’ 2”)............. 1994 Wendy Atkinson.............. 33.89m (111’ 2.5”).......... 1991 Dianne Woodside........... 37.13m (121’ 10”)........... 1990 Anne Hinds..................... 39.31m (129’ 0”)............. 1989 Dawn Woodside............. 37.21m (122’ 1”)............. 1988 Kathy Meyer................... 40.43m (132’ 8”)............. 1985 Kathy Meyer................... 38.70m (127’ 0”)............. 1984 Janet Harper................... 36.90m (121’ 1”)............. 1983 Janet Harper................... 36.79m (120’ 8.5”).......... 1982

20 Pound Weight Throw Dominique Robinson...... 18.15m (59’ 6.75”)........ 2008# Dominique Robinson...... 16.58m (54’ 4”)............... 2007 30

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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 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 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 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.....................2.03m (6’ 8”)..................... 1993 Chris Barber.....................1.98m (6’ 6”)..................... 1992 Axel Leitmayr;...................2.10m (6’ 11”)................... 1979 Axel Leitmayr....................2.18m (7’ 2”)..................... 1978 Triple Jump Patterson Johnson............15.64m (51’ 4”)................. 1985 Pole Vault David Bowersox................4.26m (14’ 0”)................... 2000 Shawn Edmonson............4.26m (14’ 0”)................... 1994 Darren Pahl......................4.94m (16’ 2.5”)................ 1985 Darren Pahl......................4.57m (15’ 0”)................... 1983 Darren Pahl......................4.87m (16’ 0”)................... 1982 Shot Put Brian Church..................... 14.59m (47’ 10.75”).......... 1993 Brian Church..................... 15.29m (50’ 2”)................. 1992 Greg Deaves.................... 14.24m (46’ 9”)................. 1991 Stan Simmons.................. 16.12m (52’ 11”)................ 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 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 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 400 Meter Hurdles Mickey J. Skaggs.............. 54.50................................. 1991 4x100 Meter Relay ......................................... 44.60................................. 1991 4x400 Meter Relay ......................................... 3:11.9................................ 2000 ......................................... 3:10.6................................ 1992 ......................................... NT..................................... 1991 ......................................... 3:07.0...............................1982^ ......................................... 3:11.3................................ 1980

High Jump Marcus Brown...................2.08m (6’ 10”)................... 1994 Chris Barber.....................1.98m (6’ 6”)..................... 1993 Chris Barber.....................1.93m (6’ 4”)..................... 1992 Dave Stone.......................2.03m (6’ 8”)..................... 1991 Steve Martin.....................2.14m (7’ 0.5”).................. 1975 Augie Schiller....................2.08m (6’ 10”)................... 1965 Augie Schiller....................1.93m (6’ 4”)..................... 1964 Augie Schiller....................2.03m (6’ 8”)..................... 1963 Bill Lasater........................1.87m (6’ 2”)..................... 1961 Bill Lasater........................1.89m (6’ 2.5”).................. 1959 Long Jump Charlie Allen.....................7.05m (23’ 1.75”).............. 1962 Bill Rowlett........................6.55m (21’ 6”)................... 1951 Triple Jump Chris Barber.....................15.08m (49’ 6”)................. 1995 Chris Barber.....................15.27m (50’ 1.25”)............ 1992 Pole Vault Mike Claycomb.................5.02m (16’ 6”)................... 1996 Shawn Edmonson............4.11m (13’ 6”)................... 1994 Darren Pahl......................5.21m (17’ 1.5”)................ 1985 Kyle Pavelonis..................4.57m (15’ 0”)................... 1984 Darren Pahl......................4.95m (16’ 3”)................... 1983 Paul Babits.......................4.90m (16’ 1”)................... 1982 Mark Michael....................4.49m (14’ 9”)................... 1972 Joe Voyles........................4.12m (13’ 6.5”)................ 1962 Joe Voyles........................3.81m (12’ 6”)................... 1961 Bill Biggins........................3.81m (12’ 6”)................... 1960 Joe Voyles........................3.83m (12’ 7”)................... 1958 John Brooks......................3.82m (12’ 6.75”).............. 1956 Shot Put Brian Church.....................15.84m (51’ 11.75”).......... 1992 Greg Deaves....................14.05m (46’ 1.25”)............ 1991 Stan Simmons..................16.64m (54’ 7.5”).............. 1980 Stan Simmons..................15.67m (51’ 5”)................. 1979 Bob Boling........................14.93m (49’ 0”)................. 1963 Bob Boling........................14.16m (46’ 5.75”)............ 1962 Gilbert Hamilton................14.17m (46’ 6”)................. 1961 John Daniels.....................14.14m (46’ 5”)................. 1960 Discus Brian Church.....................43.47m (142’ 7.5”)............ 1993 Nelson Williamson............44.67m (146’ 7”)............... 1991 Joe Woodside...................48.86m (160’ 4”)............... 1985 Chuck Boling....................45.04m (147’ 9.5”)............ 1963 John Daniels.....................42.51m (139’ 6”)............... 1958 Joe Mittino........................40.22m (131’ 11.63”)........ 1952 Javelin Eric Dixon.........................48.76m (160’ 0”)............... 1994 Tony Krampe....................55.19m (181’ 1”)............... 1993 Tony Krampe....................52.73m (173’ 0”)............... 1992 Dan Baneski.....................55.47m (182’ 0”)............... 1991 Brian Crall.........................55.77m (183’ 0”)............... 1981 Ed Hearn..........................65.30m (214’ 3”)............... 1971 John Bover.......................67.08m 220’ 1”)................ 1970 John Bover.......................57.35m (188’ 2”)............... 1969 Nick Spadafino.................62.58m (205’ 4”)............... 1967 Jack Haskins....................55.49m (181’ 8.75”).......... 1964 Jack Haskins....................54.95m (180’ 3”)............... 1963 Bob Geombetti..................52.52m (172’ 4”)............... 1959

35-Pound Weight Throw Brian Knippen................... 15.93m (52’ 3.25”)............ 2003 Jon Cargill......................... 17.64m (57’ 10.50”).......... 2002

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OVC Retired Event 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) ....................................... 1:47.1............................1979^ Two Mile Relay (Outdoor) ....................................... 9:33.8............................. 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

330 Yard Intermediate Hurdles (Outdoor) Charlie Allen................... 37.50.............................1965^ Charlie Allen................... 38.00.............................. 1964

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

Mile Relay (Outdoor) ....................................... 3:10.6............................. 1971 ....................................... 3:12.7............................. 1970 ....................................... 3:16.3............................. 1964 ....................................... 3:20.0............................. 1963 ....................................... 3:21.9............................. 1962 ....................................... 3:21.8............................. 1961 ....................................... 3:28.5............................. 1958 ....................................... 3:23.4............................. 1956 ....................................... 3:30.9............................. 1952 ....................................... 3:33.7............................. 1951 ....................................... 3:27.9............................. 1950

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................. 1:57.9............................. 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

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440 Yard Relay (Outdoor) ....................................... 41.10.............................. 1970 ....................................... 41.00.............................. 1968 ....................................... 42.40.............................. 1964 ....................................... 42.40.............................. 1963 ....................................... 42.40.............................. 1962 ....................................... 43.00.............................. 1961

Broad Jump (Outdoor) Charlie Allen................... 23’ 1.75”......................... 1962

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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 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

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2011 Cross Country Review Murray State cross country opened the 2011 season quickly working a number of new roster additions into the squad as the team took fifth place out of 25 teams at the season-opening Memphis Twilight. Rebecca Hbetamu led the Racers in her first career meet, finishing 22nd with a time of 19:16.78. Anne Jablinski placed nine spots back in 31st in 19:32.93, and Abbie Oliver and Kayla Crusham each scored top-40 times, Oliver running in 19:41.90 to finish 34th and Crusham placing 36th in 19:46.26. Jordan Althoff led the MSU men in the team’s lone four mile race of the season with a finishing time of 24:39.9.

Murray State had a number of season bests at the Greater Louisville Classic, as the top -ive women turned in what would prove to be their best finishing times of the year, where the Racers finished third out of 32 teams in the blue race. MSU finished in front of five other OVC schools participating in the same event. Hbetamu led the squad with a 13th-place finish and time of 18:28.89. Tanui followed back in 24th place with a mark of 18:42.18. Jablinski was the third Racer to score under the 19 minute mark, in 18:49.69 to place 31st. Crusham (19:02.59/43rd) and Oliver (19:10.97/54th) also set what would end up being their best times of the season. Darnell was the high finisher for the men at 30:11.5, and Trent Scott posted a season-best result of 32:04.8.

The Racers placed three runners in the top 10, two weeks later, at the SIUE XC Challenge. Carolyne Tanui finished a team-high third overall, with a time of 19:07.98. Oliver followed in eighth place, completing the course in 19:28.93, with Crusham a spot behind in 19:35.10. Anna Grimes scored her best time of the season, finishing 22nd in 20:02.89. Reid Thomas led the men with a time of 30:09.3.

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The Racers were once again led by Tanui at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Louisville, Ky. She turned in a time of 22:16.7, in the 6k, to finish 93rd overall. Hbetamu was close behind in 22:30.8 for 109th. Crusham was the next MSU entry to complete the event, finishing in 160th with a time of 23:15.2. Jablinski was a few seconds back at 23:18.6 (165th), with Oliver coming in 189th (23:48.2) and Bohn in 204th (24:09.0) to round out the Murray State entries.

MSU closed out the regular-season portion of its schedule with a fourth-place finish in the field of 11 teams at the Evansville Invitational. The Racers were the top-placing team of the five OVC schools competing in the event. Tanui paced Murray State with a 14th-place finish in 18:51.59. Jablinski followed in 25th, with a time of 19:18.00, and Brittany Bohn was the third member to place in the top-30, in 28th, with a time of 19:27.37. Thomas was the top runner for the men, scoring in 30:50.6. Zachary Calvert ran his fastest race of the season with a time of 33:56.7.

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2011 Women’s Cross Country Times BRITTANY BOHN Event Memphis Twilight SIUE XC Challenge Louisville Classic Evansville Invite OVC Championship NCAA Regional (6k)

MSU Finish 6th 4th 6th 3rd 3rd 6th

Overall Finish 46th 13th 58th 28th 25th 204th

KAYLA CRUSHAM Time 20:00.98 19:40.95 19:15.05 19:27.37 19:12.53 24:09.0

HALIE HOLLOWAY Event SIUE XC Challenge

MSU Finish 8th

Overall Finish 52nd

MSU Finish 8th 7th 7th 6th 8th

Overall Finish 124th 45th 198th 93rd 56th

MSU Finish 4th 3rd 4th 5th 2nd 3rd

Overall Finish 36th 9th 43rd 35th 23rd 160th

Time 19:46.26 19:35.10 19:02.59 19:40.94 19:07.19 23:15.2

REBECCA HBETAMU Time 24:35.81

JAMI KLOENNE Event Memphis Twilight SIUE XC Challenge Louisville Classic Evansville Invite OVC Championship

Event Memphis Twilight SIUE XC Challenge Louisville Classic Evansville Invite OVC Championship NCAA Regional (6k)

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Event Memphis Twilight SIUE XC Challenge Louisville Classic OVC Championship NCAA Regional (6k)

MSU Finish 1st 5th 1st 6th 2nd

Overall Finish 22nd 20th 13th 32nd 109th

Event Memphis Twilight SIUE XC Challenge Louisville Classic Evansville Invite OVC Championship NCAA Regional (6k)

MSU Finish 3rd 2nd 5th 4th 5th 5th

Overall Finish 34th 8th 35th 31st 31st 189th

MSU Finish 7th 6th 7th

Overall Finish 88th 22nd 52nd

Time 21:02.19 20:02.89 20:32.81

ANNE JABLINSKI Time 19:16.78 19:54.63 18:28.89 19:35.75 22:30.8

ABBIE OLIVER Time 21:56.83 21:51.95 20:58.81 21:45.56 20:50.24

Event Memphis Twilight SIUE XC Challenge OVC Championship

Event Memphis Twilight Louisville Classic Evansville Invite OVC Championship NCAA Regional (6k)

MSU Finish 2nd 3rd 2nd 4th 4th

Overall Finish 31st 31st 25th 29th 165th

Time 19:32.93 18:49.69 19:18.00 19:29.01 23:18.6

CAROLYNE TANUI Time 19:41.90 19:28.93 19:40.94 19:31.59 19:34.99 23:48.2

Event Memphis Twilight SIUE XC Challenge Louisville Classic Evansville Invite OVC Championship NCAA Regional (6k)

MSU Finish 5th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st

Overall Finish 41st 3rd 24th 14th 8th 93rd

Time 19:55.18 19:07.98 18:42.18 18:51.59 18:37.23 22:16.7

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2011 Men’s Cross Country Times JORDAN ALTHOFF MSU Event Finish Memphis Twilight (4M) 1st Louisville Classic 5th

Overall Finish 164th 254th

ZACHARY CALVERT Time 24:39.92 35:00.1

MSU Event Finish Memphis Twilight (4M) 5th SIUE XC Challenge 4th Louisville Classic 4th Evansville Invite 4th OVC Championship 5th

Overall Finish 197th 50th 253rd 121st 73rd

TRENT SCOTT Event Memphis Twilight (4M) SIUE XC Challenge Louisville Classic Evansville Invite OVC Championship

MSU Finish 4th 1st 3rd 3rd 34d

Overall Finish 185th 47th 229th 119th 71st

CHASE DARNELL Time 29:34.97 38:10.36 34:59.06 33:56.75 37:19.35

Event Memphis Twilight (4M) SIUE XC Challenge Louisville Classic Evansville Invite OVC Championship

MSU Finish 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st

Overall Finish 169th 44th 195th 117th 61st

Time 25:01.33 30:55.77 30:11.45 32:04.79 29:59.27

REID THOMAS Time 27:10.09 33:31.38 32:04.81 32:53.99 33:52.24

Event Memphis Twilight (4M) SIUE XC Challenge Louisville Classic Evansville Invite OVC Championship

MSU Finish 3rd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd

Overall Finish 176th 43rd 205th 106th 68th

Time 25:36.93 30:09.31 30:38.62 30:50.63 31:10.99

SINGLE MEET PARTICIPANTS Name Event Renaldo Domoney OVC Championship Luka Milicevic OVC Championship

MSU Finish 4th 6th

Overall Finish 72nd 74th

Time 35:40.46 38:23.88

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2011 Racers Jordan Althoff

So. • Goshen, Ky. • North Oldham 2011: Participated in two of the Racers five races...ran the season-opening four mile at the Memphis Twilight in 24:39.9…finished the Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 35:00.1. 2010: Opened his season with a time of 30:41.44 at the Commodore Invite...third-highest MSU finisher at the Memphis Twilight with a time of 29:22.21...finished the Tennessee Tech Invite with a finish of 30:33...completed the Evansville Invite with a season-best of 28:40.90...completed the season with a 57th-place finish and time of 29:46.83 at the OVC Championships. Before MSU: Attended North Oldham High School in Louisville, Ky....also participated in soccer and track...four-year letterwinner in soccer. Personal: Born Mark Jordan Althoff, Oct. 8, 1990 in Louisville, Ky....son of Mark and Kathy Althoff…has one twin brother, Paul (19) and one sister, Nicole (24)…majoring in biology/biomedical science.

Zachary Calvert

Fr. • Dixon, Ky. • Webster County 2011: Started the season with a 29:35.0 finish at the Memphis Twilight four-mile run…ran the SIUE XC Challenge in 38:10.4… completed the Greater Louisville Classic in 34:59.1…ran a season-best time of 33:56.75 at Evansville Invitational…ended the year with a time of 37:19.4 at the OVC Championship. Before MSU: Helped Webster County to a 10th-place team finish at state meet in 2007 and 2008...ran a personal-best of 18:30 in 2009...finished sixth at the state meet...won the regional championship...placed 64th overall individually at the state meet. Personal: Born Zachary Michael Calvert, March 7, 1992 in Slaughters, Ky....son of Michael and Teresa Calvert..has two sisters; Haley (17) and Michaela (16)...majoring in business administration.

Chase Darnell

Fr. • Murray, Ky. • Murray 2011: Finished the season-opening Memphis Twilight (4 miles) with a time of 25:01.8…completed the SIUE XC Challenge in 30:55.8… ran the Greater Louisville Classic in 30:11.5…ended the Evansville Invitational with a time of 32:04.8…had a season-best finishing time of 29:59.3 at the OVC Championship. Before MSU: Won the Murray MVP Award in 2007, 2008 and 2009...in 2008 helped team to a 1st-place finish at regionals and 9th-place finish at state...set a high school record in 2008...helped team to a 3rd-place finish at state in 2009. Personal: Born Chase Hayden Darnell, Jan. 26, 1992 in Murray, Ky....son of Reshuna and John Eells...majoring in business administration.

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2011 Racers Trent Scott

Jr. • Gillespie, Ill. • Gillespie 2011: Ran a 27:10.1 at the Memphis Twilight four mile run…completed the SIUE XC Challenge in 33:31.4…scored a season-best time of 32:04.8 at the Greater Louisville Classic…timed at 32:53.99 at the Evansville Invitational…ended the season with a time of 33:52.2 at the OVC Championship. 2010: Participated in two races for MSU...finished the evansville Invite with a time of 38:22.00...ran a season-bet time of 37:44.48 at the OVC Championship. Before MSU: Ran cross country at Gillespie High School...2004 SCC Freshman/Sophomore Individual Champion...2005 SCC Freshman/Sophomore Team Champion...2005 SCC Team Champion...2007 Macoupin County Team Champion...SCC Team Champion. Personal: Born Trent M. Scott, April 16, 1990 in Cillespie, Ill....son of Mike and Theresa Scott...majoring in animal technology/animal/equine science option.

Reid Thomas

Fr. • Owensboro, Ky. • Apollo 2011: Opened the season with a time of 25:36.9 at the Memphis Twilight (4 Mile Run)…ran a season-best time of 30:09.3 at the SIUE XC Challenge…completed the Greater Louisville Classic in 30:38.6…crossed the finish line at the Evansville Invitational in 30:50.63…ended the year with a time of 31:10.0 at the OVC Championship. Before MSU: A three-year member of the Apollo High School cross country team...earned 2011 and 2010 City-County Team Champions...also claimed a regional championship in 2011...ran personal best in 5k of 18:25. Personal: Born Michael Reid Thomas, March 4, 1993 in Owensboro, Ky....son of Mike Thomas and Merritt Bates-Thomas... has two sisters; Lauren (21) and Jill (19)...is undecided on a major.

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Track & Field Facilities

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. MSU alum Marshall Gage was the primary donor and fund raiser 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 Championship 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 a spacious, modern locker room, and a well-equipped 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 but within the athletic complex.

Roy Stewart Stadium

Considered to be one of the finest facilities in the nation, picturesque Roy Stewart Stadium has provided MSU with a spacious, well-tended and modern facility since it opened in 1973. The seven-floor structure provides optimum seating for 16,200 fans. It serves as the centerpiece to Murray State’s centralized athletic facility along with the CFSB Center for MSU basketball and the baseball team’s Reagan Field. The stadium, not only has a new track, a new field turf surface was installed and new chair-back seats. 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, softball and baseball. The second floor serves as the primary home for the MSU athletics department with offices. The stadium, which is named for one of MSU’s greatest coaches and administrators, is still one of the finest athletics facilities in the region and a continued testament to the MSU spirit that those who had the vision to build it.

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