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CHARLESTON CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD 2009 MEDIA GUIDE


Table of Contents University of Charleston General Information -University of Charleston History………………................1 -University of Charleston Quick Facts………………………2

University of Charleston Administration -President Biography…………..………………………………….3 -Athletic Stuff Biographies……..……………………………....4

University of Charleston Cross Country and Track & Field -Coaching Stuff………………………………………………………6 -Cross Country Roster……………………………………………7 -Track & Field Roster……………………………………………..8 -Player Biographies………………………………………………..9-18 -2009 Cross Country Meet Schedule……………………..19 -2010 Track & Field Meet Schedule……………………….19

The 2009-2010 Cross Country and Track &Field Media Guide was Designed, Crated and Edited By Darko Karamatic, Ashlea Wallace and Terrence Stevenson. Printed services were provided by ……… Charleston, West Virginia.

West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -Conference Schools……………………………………………..21-22 - General Info and Commissioner’s Cup………….........23 -Commissioner Biographies……………………………….…24-25

2008 Cross Country and Track &Field Results -Track & Field Results……………………………………………27-28 -Cross Country Results………………………………………… 29

University of Charleston Facilities……………………………….....6,8,26 City of Charleston...............................................................20 -


University of Charleston History

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University of Charleston History

The University of Charleston was founded by the Southern Methodist denomination in 1888 as Barboursville Seminary in Barboursville, West Virginia, and became a college in 1889. In 1901, it was renamed Morris Harvey College in honor of a prominent donor. During the Great Depression, the college moved to Charleston to take advantage of the larger metropolitan area. As a result of the merger between the Methodist church North and South, the college disaffiliated from the denomination and Morris Harvey College became independent in 1942. From 1935 to 1947, the college was located in downtown Charleston, holding classes in several separate buildings. During these years, the college grew steadily, in part because of a merger with Kanawha Junior College and an affiliation with the Mason College of Fine Arts and Music. Recognizing the need for a unified campus, in 1947 construction of the present facilities began on the south bank of the Kanawha River. The Board of Trustees changed the name from Morris Harvey College to the University of Charleston on December 13, 1978. Today, the University still benefits from its location in the dynamic capital city and from the beauty of West Virginia's hills. Proximity to the seat of government, to the state's largest medical, commercial, and financial centers and to major research and manufacturing facilities provides excellent opportunities for experiential learning. The University serves the community as a focal point for numerous intellectual, scientific, cultural, athletic and civic events. These interactions between the University and the community are vital to the achievement of the University's mission.


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1385 full-time students in Fall 2009 Graduate programs in pharmacy and business 100 international students from 22 countries, and students from 37 states 98% of graduates are employed or in graduate school in their fields of study within six months of graduation 24% of the 2009 graduating class are now enrolled in pharmacy, medical and physician's assistant programs. More than 30% of students graduate in less than four years. The top-ranked baccalaureate institution in WV and #15 in the Southeast (according to US News & World Report) One of six colleges added to the 2010 edition of the Princeton Review's Best 371 Colleges, 2010 edition 16 Division II varsity athletic teams Conference champions in Women's Basketball and Women's Tennis during 2008-09 season Nationally ranked Division II football and soccer teams Located in the capital of West Virginia One of 12 colleges nationally chosen as a model for the first-year experience The example of a "culture of assessment," according to national leaders in higher education A growing number of interns placed with local business each year 250 employees; $32 million operating budget; estimated annual economic impact of $80 million 14,000 alumni of record; 6,000 in the Kanawha Valley Outstanding campus facilities: 7 of the 11 buildings on campus have been built since 1998, including 4 residence halls and a fitness center.

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University of Charleston Administration

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Edwin Welch President Office of the President Phone: 304-357-4713 Fax: 304-357-4714 Email: edwinwelch@ucwv.edu Dr. Edwin H. Welch is a native of Maryland and earned degrees from Western Maryland College, Boston University School of Theology, and Boston University Graduate School. He studied International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Higher Education Administration at the Harvard Institute for Educational Management. His Ph.D. is in Social Ethics and he is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. Personal Information: Dr. Welch has served as President of the University of Charleston since 1989. He has led the institution through a period of unprecedented change – doubling full-time student enrollment, tripling the endowment, transforming its academic program to focus on student outcomes, becoming a national leader in student assessment, clarifying the institution’s mission, constructing 6 of the 10 buildings on campus and adding a graduate school of pharmacy and a graduate school of business. Other Information: Dr. Welch served in the Executive Office of the President at The White House from 1961 until 1971 during the administrations of Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. He began his teaching and administrative career at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Dr. Welch was a department chair and Assistant Dean at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania, the Academic Vice President at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and for eight years he served as the Provost at Wartburg College in Iowa

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Tom Nozica has been the Athletic Director at the University of Charleston for over ten years. He is only the fifth Athletic Director since the University was renamed. Coach Nozica is a member of the University of Charleston Hall of Fame, as a member of the induction class of 1990. Coach Nozica is also the Head Baseball Coach at UC and has also held the position of Head Men’s Soccer Coach. Under Coach Nozica’s leadership, the University of Charleston Athletic Department has reached new heights during his tenure. The individual athletic teams have experiences unprecedented successes during Nozica’s tenure. The 1999 Men’s Soccer team reached the NCAA Final Four, becoming the first UC team to achieve such success and the 2005 and 2006 UC Women’s Basketball team reached the NCAA Elite Eight. Under Coach Nozica, the University of Charleston resurrected its football program in 2003. Since the resurrection, the University of Charleston has purchased Charleston’s Laidley Field and renamed it University of Charleston Stadium. In 2005 a $1.4 million renovation was completed at University of Charleston Stadium, including the installation of a new field turf, construction of brand new locker rooms, and the renovation of an upgraded press box. Other athletic facilities have also seen extreme upgrades under Coach Nozica’s tenure as Athletic Director. In 2008 the construction of the University of Charleston Softball Field was completed. Triana Field underwent a $1.5 million renovation of its facilities under Coach Nozica. Currently, the University and the Athletic Department are raising money and completing plans to renovate Eddie King Gymnasium. The plans will include major upgrades to the Basketball/Volleyball arena, several locker rooms, Athletic Training facilities, and offices for coaches and staff.

University of Charleston Administration

Tom Nozica Athletic Director/ Head Baseball Coach Phone: 304-357-4823 Fax: 304-357-4989 Email: tnozica@ucwv.edu

Andy Spradling Sports Information Director/Director For Communication Phone: 304.357.4717 Fax: 304.357.4988 Email: andyspradling@ucwv.edu Andy Spradling is the Sports Information Director and Director of Communications at the University of Charleston. Mr. Spradling deals with all of the media relations at UC and is also the Color Commentator for UC Football, Men’s Basketball, and Women’s Basketball.

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University of Charleston Administration

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Bren Stevens Associate Director of Athletics/Head Volleyball Coach Athletics Phone:304-357-4911 Fax: 304-357-4989 Bstevens@ucwv.edu Education: PhD: Lacrosse University MS:Marshall University BA:University of Charleston Projects: NCAA Management Council AVCA Head Coaches Committee

Jennie Ferretti Vice President for Advancement Advancement Phone: 304 357 4957 Fax: 304 357 4930 jennieferretti@ucwv.edu Education: B.A. with Highest Distinction 1978 (Classics: Latin) - University of Virginia; J.D. 1981 - University of Virginia School of Law Personal Information: Born in Keosauqua, Iowa. Two children, Nancy and Gracie Other Information: Areas of responsibility and/or expertise: planned giving, fundraising, alumni, marketing and communications.

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Ben Beakes Director of Development Advancement Phone:304-357-4849 benbeakes@ucwv.edu Education: University of Charleston ('02) B.A. in Political Science Summa Cum Laude Personal Information: Married to the former Sarah Orrison (class of '04) and have one daughter, Chloe. Born, raised, and currently reside in Cross Lanes, WV. Former Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Betty Ireland and former State Director for McCain-Palin 2008.

Cleta Harless Vice President for Administration & Finance Business Office Phone: 304.357.4736 Fax: 304.357.4832 cletaharless@ucwv.edu Education: MBA West Virigina University '97; BS Marshall University '90 Personal Information: WV Native. Married to Todd Harless. Lives in St. Albans.

Georgeann Lilly-Barker Administrative Assistant Athletics Phone: 304 357-4820 Fax: 304 357-4989 georgeannlilly-barker@ucwv.edu Personal Information: Husband Jimmie, daughter Alexis, son Ian. Will find me most times playing softball, volleyball, watching my husbands or sons bands play, or participating in UC, WVU, or church related activities. Other Information: UC Committee member for St. Marks Church partnership.

Bethany Meighen Dean of Student Life Student Life Phone: 3043574797 Fax: 3043574915 bethanymeighen@ucwv.edu Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Charleston, 2001 Masters in Human Resources Management, University of Charleston, 2005


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Coaches

Jason Pyles- Cross Country/ Track and Field Head Coach Coaching Experience: -University of Charleston (WV) Head Coach XC/Track (2009present) -Marshall University Grad-Assistant (2005-2007) -Winfield High School Assistant Track Coach (2005) -Marshall University Cross Country & Track Athlete (2000-2005) -USA Track & Field Level 1 Certified Coach, February 2006 Marshall Athletic Career: -Cross Country and Track Scholarship Winner -2003 Men’s Cross Country Leadership Winner -2005 Men’s Cross Country Leadership Winner -Marshall University Basketball Team Letterman (1-year Invited WalkOn) Post-Collegiate Running: -Currently a Sponsored Professional Distance Runner with the online company Strands and apparel brand Puma -Goal is to run in the 2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trails Education: -B.A. Physical Education (Marshall University) -M.S., Adult and Technical Education (Marshall University)

UC IS ON THE MOVE Marian Pyles- Cross Country/ Track and Field Assistant Coach Coaching Experience: -University of Charleston Assistant XC/Track Coach (2009-Present) -Marshall University XC/Track Grad-Assistant Coach (2007-2009) -Marshall University Cross Country & Track Athlete (2005-2007) -USTFCCCA Convention Participant (2008/Phoenix, AZ) Marshall Athletic Career: -Cross Country/Track & Field Scholarship Winner -Hold 5 School Records -Three Time Team Leadership Award -All-Conference Cross Country Team -Named to the C-USA All-Academic Team (awarded to only 6 athletes) -Team Leadership Award is now named “Marian Brooks Leadership Award” Post-Collegiate Running: -Sponsored Distance Runner (Strands and Puma) -Goal to make 2012 USA Olympic Marathon Trials Education: -B.A. Psychology (Marshall University) -M.A. Special Education (Marshall University) -Additional 45+ Graduate hours in School Psychology

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University of Charleston Cross Country Roster

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2009 Cross Country Roster Name

Class

Hometown

1)Jenna Matso

(Soph)

Sundusky, OH

2)MyNiqua Cotton

(soph)

Bear, Delevare

3)Christina Smith

(soph)

Cleveland, OH

4)Madison Fausnaugh

(soph)

Stoutsville

5)Elizabeth Austin

(Soph)

Lewisburg, WV

6)Erica Thomas

(Jr)

Ripley, WV

7)Jessica Racer

(Sr)

St. Albans, WV


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Name

Class

Hometown

1)Mary Beth Romine

(Fr)

Lewisburg, wv

2)Lynsse Spencer

(Fr)

Elkins, wv

3)Meccah-Ali Mcdaniel

(Fr)

Columbus, oh

4)Samantha McWillians

(Fr)

Beach town, nj

5)Shanel Scarlett

(Fr)

Freeport, ny

6)Arielle Dayton

(Fr)

Ridgeley, wv

7)Rachel Stone

(Soph)

Parkesburg, wv

8)Jenna Matso

(Soph)

Sundusky, OH

9)MyNiqua Cotton

(soph)

Bear, Delevare

10)Christina Smith

(soph)

Cleveland, OH

11)Madison Fausnaugh

(soph)

Stoutsville

12)Elizabeth Austin

(Soph)

Lewisburg, WV

13)Laura Green

(Soph)

belpre, oh

14)Erica Thomas

(Jr)

Ripley, WV

15)Jessica Racer

(Sr)

St. Albans, WV

16)Jessica Leasure

(JR)

Parkesburg, wv

17)Nneji Akunne

(Jr)

Columbus, oh

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2009 Track and field roster

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Player Biographies

Name: Rachel Stone Grade: Sophomore Hometown: Parkersburg, West Virginia Major: Pre-Pharmacy Sport: Track & Field Events: discus, javelin, hammer, weight, shotput. First season at UC: The first season Rachel was getting the hang of college competition. She had a blast though and plan on moving up in the rankings this season. Why UC: The reason she came to UC was because she threw throughout high school and wanted to continue. Also, UC had an advanced pharmacy program that would get her through school faster while still delivering a good education. Future goals: Rachel’s future goals are to improve in all events these next few seasons and to eventually become a pharmacist in the area.

Name: Jenna Matso DOB: 9/25/1989 Hometown: Sandusky, Ohio Grade: Sophomore Major: Pre-Pharmacy Sport: Cross Country and Track & Field Events: 1500m, 3000m,5000m, 10000m First season at UC and Highlights: Qualified for 2009 WVIAC Conference Track and Field Meet. Why UC: Pursue a career in Pharmacy and continue running at the collegiate level. Future goals: Graduate from college with a Pharmacy degree and find a job.

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Player Biographies

Name: Jessica Racor DOB: 06/22/1988 Hometown: St. Albans, WV Grade: Senior Major: Elementary Education Sport: Cross Country and Track Events: XC, 800, and 2000 College Achievements: Cross Country 14th conference, freshman year. In track Jessica was 3th in the conference in the 800m, also her freshman year. Why UC: Jessica liked that it was close to home and she thought that the people here were very nice. Future goals: Jessica hopes to complete her Cross Country season successfully and begin Track in the spring. She hopes to graduate in May and get a teaching job soon after.

Name: MyNiqua Cotton Grade: Sophomore Hometown: Bear, Delaware Major: Political Science & Psychology Sport-Track & Field Events: 200, 400, 800, 4x400, 4x800 First season at UC: MyNiqua was just getting the hang of college competition. Why UC: MyNiqua came to UC because she really enjoyed her stay when she came for her overnight visit. She also came to run track. The coaches here wanted to get the program on the move and needed some talented runners to lead the way. It was an honor when they asked her to join the team. Future Goals: MyNiqua plans on working with the government in some type of way. She wants to be a lawyer and a college psychology professor. She also plans on competing in the Olympic try-outs in the year of 2012 or 2016.

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Player Biographies

Name: Elizabeth Austin DOB: 12/26/1989 Hometown: Lewisburg WV Grade: Sophomore Major: Political Science & History Sport: Cross Country & Track Events: XC and 5k & 10k in Track First season at UC: Qualifying for Conference Cross Country Meet at Wheeling, and hitting a new personal record. Why UC: The campus, academics, and running. Future goals: After UC to go to Law School and continue running as a hobby. Maybe even one day become an XC coach.

Name: Christina Smith DOB: 06/05/1990 Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Grade: Sophomore Major: Accounting and Finance Sport: Cross Country and Track Events: 5k (3.2 miles), 1500m, 3000m, 10k (6 miles) First season at UC: Her first season here at UC she dropped almost 2 minutes off of my 5k time and I was in the top 5 runners on UC’s cross country team. Qualified for Conference. Why UC: Scholarships, the learning your way program and running. Future goals: Become an account or financial officer for a big firm and maybe someday own a firm. Continue to run.

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Player Biographies

Name: Madison Fausnaugh DOB: 9/9/1989 Hometown: Stoutsville Grade: Sophomore Major: Social Studies Education Sport: Cross Country Events: 5k First season at UC: Last year was her first year ever running Cross Country and she qualified for Conference Cross Country Meet Why to UC: Madison came for the education dept Future goals: To get her masters in leadership and eventually be a principal somewhere

Name: Erica Thomas DOB 4/9/89 Hometown: Ripley, WV Grade: Junior Major: Business Administration and Finance, Leadership minor Sport: Track and Cross Country Events: 1 mile, 5k and 10k and steeple chase First Season at UC Qualified for conference meet Second season at UC: Qualified for conference meet Why UC: Erica likes the small school, professors are great and you can develop a personal relationship with them and she feels earn a better education. Future goals: run sub 20's all next season. And make top 20 for conference and team UC place top 2 in conference.

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Player Biographies

Name: Laura Green Hometown: Belpre, Ohio Grade: Sophomore Major: Radiologic Science Sport: Track Events: 100, 200, and 400 First season at UC: Last season Laura qualified for conference in 100, 4x100 and 4x400 Why UC: One of the reason for her coming to UC is because they have a 4 year Bachelor’s degree in Radiologic Science Future goals: To succeed in upcoming year and beat her personal record. She also hopes to stay healthy thru out the entire season

Name: Nneji Akunne Hometown: Columbus, Ohio Grade: Junior Major: Biology specializing in the pre-pharmacy program Sport: Track & Field Events: 200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m, and triple jump. First season at UC: Although, Nneji was not a standout she was grateful to make it to the WVIAC Conference Championships. Second season at UC: In her sophomore year, she was elected captain of the women's track team and felt like that was a great accomplishment. Nneji finished 7th in the 400m, the 4x100m relay team finished 4th, the 4x400m relay team finished 6th and she finished 6th overall in the triple jump. Why UC: Pre-Pharmacy Program Future goals: The team finished 5th overall in the WVIAC last year and Nneji looks to progress and do better this year than last year.

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Player Biographies

Name: Jessica Leasure DOB: 9/19/1988 Hometown: Parkesburg, WV Grade: Junior Major: Nursing Sport: Track & Field Events: Indoor-Weight and Shot Put & OutdoorDisc, Hammer and Shot Put First season at UC: Jessica competed at Duke Meet and qualified for the WVIAC meet. Her PR’s were- disc 32.93m and shot put 10.39. Second season at UC: Jessica was throwing in the Virginia Tech indoor meets and her PR’s for the season were-weight 11.91m, hammer 38.95m, and disk 34.21m. Why UC: Jessica loved the campus and staying over the night on her visitation trip. She also came because of the nursing program an UC. Future goals: To set new PRs with every meet, graduate from UC, and get a job in open heart recovery

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Player Biographies

Cross Country/Track & Field 2009-2010 Media Guide Name: Samantha McWilliams Hometown: Beach Town, New Jersey Grade: Freshman Major: Pre-Pharmacy Sport: Track Events: 100, 200 and 400, and 400 hurdles. High school best times: 61, 7 in the 400, a 69, 0 in the 400 hurdles and 27, 0 in the 200. Why UC: The reason why she came to UC is because of their great track and Pre-Pharmacy program Future goals: Samantha’s main goal is to improve her PS’s in all her events as well as to start college well

Name: Meccan Ali-McDaniel Hometown: Columbus, Ohio Grade: Freshman Major: Accounting Sport: Track Events: 100, 200 and high jump High school times and highlights: Meccan’s best times are 25, 8 in the 200, 11, 8 in the 100 and her personal record in high jump is 5”6. She won states her freshman year, and she also was in ALL-City Track 2009 for 100, 200 and 4x100 relay. Why UC: The main reason why Meccan came to UC is their track & field and accounting program Future goals: Meccan main goal is to fit in her new team well and improve her PS’s.

Name: Arielle Dayton DOB: 11/2/1990 Hometown: Ridgeley, WV Grade: Freshman Major: Interior Design Sport: Track & Field Events: not yet decided High school: Frankfort High School Why to UC: Scholarship Future goals: To set new PR’s and add to the team’s overall success.

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Player Biographies

Name: Mary Beth Romine DOB: 8/20/1991 Hometown: Lewisburg, WV Grade: Freshman Major: Business Administration Sport: Track Events: 400, 800, 4x400 and 4x800 Why UC: Mary came to UC because of her scholarship in track and plan to complete her undergraduate degree in 3 years in the business scholar program. Future goals: Being a first year at UC her plans are to lower her personal times, compete well, and stay on the top of her games. Name: Shanel Scarlett DOB: 04/04/1991 Hometown: Freeport, New York Grade: Freshman Major: Interior Design Sport: Track & Field Events: 400m and 800m High School highlights: All division in sophomore year, 3 Ironman awards- sophomore, junior and senior years Why UC: I decided to come to UC because I felt that I could obtain a good education here, with smaller class sizes Future goals: My future goal is to achieve a bachelorette degree in my major and beyond to graduate school Name: Lynnse Spencer Grade: Freshman Hometown: Elkins, West Virginia Major: Athletic Training Sport: Track & Field Events: 800, 4x800, 400, 4x400 Highlights: State Runner Up in 4x800, All-State in 4x400 Why UC: The reason Lynnse came to UC was because she had ran at the State Track Meet each year at Laidley Field and fell in love with it. They also had a very good program for Athletic Training Future goals: Lynnse future goals are to become an Athletic Trainer for the Pittsburgh Steelers and to run the fastest she ever has in all her events

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Cross Country/Track & Field Schedule

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2009 University of Charleston Cross Country Meet Schedule •8/29 wvu InvItatIonal at morGantown •9/12 ForrEst FEstIval at ElkIns •9/26 rIo GranDE InvItatIonal •10/24 wvIaC CHampIonsHIp at GlEnvIllE •10/31kCu InvItatIonal at asHlanD, kY •11/6 “FrIDaY nIGHt lIGHts at Laidley

2010 University of Charleston Track & Field Meet Schedule •12/5 marIEtta First Glimpse at Marietta, •1/16 marIEtta opEn #1 at marIEtta, OH •11/23 marIEtta opEn #2 at Marietta, OH •3/20-21 49er Classic at Charlotte, NC •3/27 ConCorD at Athens, WV •4/2-3 Duke Invitational at Durham, NC •4/9 GlEnvIllE at GlEnvIllE, wv •4/10 oHIo unIvErsItY at atHEns, oH •4/17 wvwu at BuCkHannon, wv •4/30-5/1WVIAC at Wheeling, WV •5/8oHIo opEn at atHEns, oH

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Conference Schools

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Name: WV Wesleyan College Nickname: Bobcats Colors: Orange & Black Location: Buckhannon, WV History: Established 1890 President: Dr. Pamela Balch Head Coach: Jesse Skiles Assistant Coach: David Colney Athletic Director: Ken Tyler Website: www.wvwc.edu

Name: West Liberty University Nickname: The Hilltoppers Colors: Black & Gold Location: West Liberty, WV History: Established 1837 President: Robin C. Capehart Head Coach: Tim Weaver Assistant Coach: Holly Whoolery Athletic Director: James W. Watson Website: westliberty.edu

Name: Alderson-Broaddus College Nickname: Battlers Colors: Blue & Gold Location: Philippi WV History: Established 1871 President: J. Michael Clyburn Head Coach: Heather McDaniel Assistant Coach: Jim Seaton Athletic Director: J.D. Long Website: www.ab.edu

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Name: University of Pitt Johnstown Nickname: Mountain Cats Colors: Blue & Gold Location: Johnstown, PA History: Established 1927 President: Dr. Jem Spectar Head Coach: Erin Eaton Assistant Coach: Dee Waters Athletic Director: Pat Pecora Website: www.upj.pitt.edu

Name: Glenville State College Nickname: Pioneers Colors: Blue & White Location: Glenville WV History: Established 1872 President: Peter B. Barr Head Coach: Cam Perry Assistant Coach: Camai Roberson Athletic Director: Dr. Janet Bailey Website: www.glenville.edu

Name: Davis & Elkins College Nickname: Senators Colors: Red & Black Location: Elkins WV History: Established 1904 President: G. T. Smith Head Coach: Will Shaw Assistant Coach: Derek Bolyard Athletic Director: Dr. Greg Myers Website: davisandelkins.edu


Cross Country/Track & Field 2009-2010 Media Guide Name: Concord University Nickname: Mountain Lions Colors: Maroon & Gray Location: Athens WV History: Established 1872 President: Dr. Gregory Aloia Head Coach: Mike Cox Assistant Coach: Jesse Natli Athletic Director: Kevin Garrett Website: www.concord.edu

Name: Fairmont State University Nickname: Fighting Falcons Colors: Maroon & White Location: Fairmont, WV History: Established 1865 President: Dr. Thomas Krepel Head Coach: Mary Mlinarcik Athletic Director: Rusty Elliott Website: www.fairmontstate.edu

Name: Wheeling Jesuit University Nickname: Cardinals Colors: Red, Black, and Gold Location: Wheeling, WV History: Established 1954 President: J. Davitt McAteer Head Coach: Ricky Moore Athletic Director: Danny Sancomb Website: www.wju.edu

Name: Seton Hill University Nickname: Griffins Colors: Crimson & Gold Location: Greensburg PA History: Established 1883 President: JoAnne Boyle Head Coach: Tim Creamer Assistant Coach: Hanna Robinson Athletic Director: Chris Snyder Website: www.setonhill.edu

Conference Schools

Name: Bluefield State College Nickname: Big Blues Colors: Royal Blue & Gold Location: Bluefield WV History: Established in 1895. President: Dr. Albert Walker Head Coach: Gary Brown Athletic Director: Terry Brown Website:www.bluefieldstate.edu

Name: Ohio Valley University Nickname: Fighting Scots Colors: Blue & Red Location: Vienna, WV History: Established 1960 President: Dr. E. Keith Head Coach: Brian Howard Athletic Director: Larry Lyons Website: www.ovu.edu

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General Info and Commissioner's Cup

West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

General info: Founded in 1924, the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) rates as one of the oldest leagues at the small-college level. The 16-member conference currently boasts the largest membership of any NCAA Division II league. The current membership includes Alderson- Broaddus College, Bluefield State College, University of Charleston, Concord University, Davis & Elkins College, Fairmont State University, Glenville State College, Ohio Valley University, Salem International University, Shepherd University, West Liberty State College, West Virginia State University, West Virginia Wesleyan College and Wheeling Jesuit University. The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and Seton Hill University joined the WVIAC for the 2006-07 season. Pitt Johnstown and Seton Hill are the WVIAC’s first out-of-state members since 1932. The WVIAC moved into the NCAA Division II ranks in 1994 after a long affiliation with the NAIA. The conference was the only one in Division II to place a team in the national quarterfinals in men’s basketball, football and baseball during the 1998-99 academic year. In 2002 the WVIAC, along with two other conferences, became the first league to earn four bids to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship. Women’s sports were incorporated into the WVIAC during the 1981-82 academic year as the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Association was absorbed. Currently, women’s championships are offered in softball, golf, tennis, track, basketball, volleyball, cross country and soccer. Men’s championships are conducted in football, cross country, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis and track.

Commissioner’s Cup The West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has named the victors of the Presidents' and Commissioner's Cups for the 2008-09 athletic season. The trophies honor all-around athletic excellence among its member schools. West Virginia Wesleyan grabs both titles for the second consecutive season. Wesleyan won league championships in women's cross country, men's cross country, women's soccer, women's track and field, men's track and field, men's tennis, and softball. The Bobcats also received third place or better finishes in men's soccer and women's basketball. 2008-09 Commissioner's Cup Standings: Pos. School Sports 1. West Virginia Wesleyan 16 2. Seton Hill 15 3. Concord 16 4. Wheeling Jesuit 13 5. Charleston 14 6. West Liberty 14 7. West Virginia State 11 8. Alderson-Broaddus 10 9. Shepherd 11 10. Fairmont State 11 11. Glenville State 11 12. Davis & Elkins 10 13. Pitt Johnstown 10 14. Ohio Valley 11 15. Bluefield State 10 16. Salem International 10

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Score 206.58 139.14 137.34 122.12 120.99 117.36 102.50 100.47 94.80 91.45 81.06 70.11 63.11 59.37 40.16 17.96


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Barry Blizzard-Commissioner

Commissioner Biographies

Commissioner Barry Blizzard has been at the helm of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference since his appointment in November, 1987. Through his very able leadership as the conference's fourth commissioner, the WVIAC continues to enjoy national respectability and competiveness among the 16 member schools and 17 sponsored sports. One of the major accomplishments during Blizzard's tenure as WVIAC Commissioner has been managing the conference's transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division II, which occurred in the fall of 1995. He also oversaw the move of the conference headquarters to Princeton in 1987. Prior to NCAA affiliation, Barry held, at various times, a number of NAIA-related national and regional offices. One in particular was a term as president of the NAIA National Athletic Directors Association. Once in the NCAA, Commissioner Blizzard has become involved with its administrative matters and presently serves as the chairman of the Division II Awards Commissioners'' Association. He also has served as the regional chair of the selection committee for the Disney Wide World of Sports Basketball Tip-off Tournament. In addition, Blizzard has helped structure a model conference format for Division II league offices. He currently is the chair of the NCAA Division II Nominating Committee. Barry's work in the field of intercollegiate athletics has not gone unnoticed by peers. He has received a number of awards including the NAIA's National Award of Merit for work as president of the Athletic Directors Association and the seventh annual Mike McLaughlin Memorial Administrative Award which is the WVIAC award recognizing persons who have made outstanding contributions to the conference for a period of years. Additionally, a report he authored, NAIA Eligibility Rules, Time for a Change, was published in the spring 1986 edition of The Athletic Administrator, a publication of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. Blizzard's background in intercollegiate sports and sports management has served him well to deal with the tasks of overseeing this league. Before taking on his present position, he was the athletic director and sports information director at Bluefield State College, for 11 years beginning in 1976. A two-year period as assistant athletic director and SID, preceded this. The Commissioner is a native of Bramwell, WV, and received his undergraduate degree at Bluefield State College. He earned a Masters in American History at Radford (VA) University. Barry lives in Princeton with his wife Vicki. They have two daughters. Amie Bolton is a resident of Pearisburg, Virginia, while younger daughter Emilie resides in Princeton.

Stephanie Prewitt-Assistant Commissioner/Senior Woman Administrator Stephanie Prewitt joined the WVIAC staff in January 2007 as the league's Assistant Commissioner for Internal Affairs and Senior Woman Administrator. The 1998 Appalachian State University graduate received her degree in physical education and was named ASU's Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science major of the year. She previously served on the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission's staff as an Educational Talent Search Counselor. The Louisburg, North Carolina native also has been part of the volleyball coaching staffs at Watauga (NC) High School and Bluefield Middle School. Stephanie was an all-conference standout in volleyball and softball as a prep athlete at Louisburg High School. She participated in three North Carolina Class AA volleyball final fours, including a pair of state championship matches. She has assisted with the NCAA Division II men's golf, softball, and women's lacrosse national championships. In addition, Stephanie is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators and is a graduate of the 2008 NACWAA/HERS Institute. Stephanie resides in Kegley with her husband, Will, and their dogs: Bailey, Bentley, Hershey, Junebug and Emmie.

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Associate Commissioner-Will Prewitt

Will Prewitt assumed the newly created role of WVIAC Associate Commissioner on July 1, 1999. The Williamsburg, Kentucky native joined the WVIAC staff after stints at Tusculum College and Appalachian State University. He deals primarily with championships, sport administration, and media relations at the league's Princeton office. The 1994 graduate of the University of Mississippi is a member of the NCAA Division II Championships Committee and participates as the liaison for the sports of football and men's golf. He previously served terms on the Division II Men's Golf Committee, the Division II Great Lakes Region Softball Advisory Committee and the Division II Northeast Region Football Advisory Committee. In addition, Prewitt was also selected to be a part of the NCAA Division II Regionalization Advisory Board in the spring of 2007. Prewitt played a key role in bringing the 2006 NCAA D-II Men's Golf Championship to West Virginia and was the tournament's co-director. He has also been a part of the tournament staffs of over 30 national championships, including the Division II Softball, Division III Football, and Division III Men's Basketball events. Prewitt served as sports information director at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn. from March, 1998 until arriving at the WVIAC. He was the primary media contact for the Pioneers' 14 varsity sports as the school moved to the NCAA Division II level and the South Atlantic Conference. He previously worked with the baseball and basketball programs at NCAA Division I Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Prewitt was the sports information contact for the Mountaineer baseball program in 1996 and 1997. He also was in charge of statistical operations for home football and basketball contests, as well as traveling with the ASU men's basketball team to handle road media relations. Will and his wife, Stephanie, reside in Kegley with their dogs: Bailey, Bentley, Junebug, Emmie, and Hershey.

Ben Brownlee-NCAA Compliance Coordinator Ben Brownlee joined the WVIAC in July, 2007 as the league's first NCAA compliance coordinator. The 2006 Bethany College graduate previously served a one-year stint as an intern for the Presidents' Athletic Conference. The Moundsville, WV native will work with the 16-member league's institutions in NCAA compliance related duties and help manage internal operations for the WVIAC. He assisted in all aspects of conference operations at the PAC. Brownlee also was a four-year letterman for Bethany's swim team. The John Marshall HS graduate served two years as the secretary of the Bethany and PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committees. During college, Brownlee interned with the public relations and marketing department of the Ohio Valley Medical Center and with the Ohio Valley chapter of the American Red Cross. In addition, he gained over-the-air experience as the program director for Bethany's campus radio station (WVBC-FM) and as a part-time employee for Clear Channel Radio in Wheeling and KeyMarket Communication in Bellaire, Ohio. Brownlee is a member of the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Committee, along with the NCAA Green Team. He also serves as the varsity swim coach at PikeView High School.

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Track & Field Results for 2008

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Women Shot Put ================================================================================ WVIAC Meet: M 13.90m 4/25/2008 Frances Carvajal, WV Wesleyan NCAA Auto: A 14.90m NCAA Prov.: P 13.30m WVIAC Qual.: Q 36-11 Name Year School Finals Points ================================================================================ 1 Taylor, Emily SO Wheeling Jesuit 13.12m 43-00.50 10 12.76m 13.00m 13.12m FOUL 12.97m FOUL 2 Smider, Amanda SR Wheeling Jesuit 12.41m 40-08.75 8 11.87m 12.27m 12.39m 11.34m 12.18m 12.41m 3 Pratt, Megan SO Wheeling Jesuit 11.77m 38-07.50 6 11.77m FOUL 10.99m FOUL FOUL FOUL 4 Michel, Vanessa SR WV Wesleyan 11.62m 38-01.50 4 FOUL 11.62m FOUL FOUL FOUL 11.51m 5 Cayton, Alicia FR Glenville 11.35m 37-03.00 2 10.91m 11.04m 10.44m 11.20m 11.35m 11.02m 6 Wharram, Samantha SO WV Wesleyan 11.20m 36-09.00 1 10.57m 10.29m 11.20m 10.91m FOUL FOUL 7 Kerns, Amanda FR Glenville 11.18m 36-08.25 10.87m FOUL 10.55m 10.53m 10.57m 11.18m 8 Dent, Jamie JR West Liberty 11.06m 36-03.50 11.06m FOUL 10.91m FOUL FOUL 10.41m 9 Edwards, Madison FR WV Wesleyan 10.80m 35-05.25 10.80m FOUL 10.55m FOUL FOUL 10.14m 10 Wheeler, Amanda FR Wheeling Jesuit 10.29m 33-09.25 9.95m 10.29m 9.14m 11 Tripp, Chelsea FR Glenville 9.67m 31-08.75 9.67m FOUL 9.20m 12 Leasure, Jessica SO Charleston 9.29m 30-05.75 8.93m 9.23m 9.29m 13 Albert, Justine SO Seton Hill 9.07m 29-09.25 9.07m 8.79m FOUL 14 Nelson, Betsy FR Glenville 9.05m 29-08.25 8.51m 8.99m 9.05m 15 Kucera, Kellie FR Seton Hill 8.92m 29-03.25 8.73m 8.92m 8.35m 16 Washington, Fawn JR Charleston 8.29m 27-02.50 8.14m 7.57m 8.29m 17 Offenburg, Glenda FR Concord 7.46m 24-05.75 7.26m 7.46m 7.10m 18 Poe, Linda JR Glenville 6.96m 22-10.00 6.96m 6.86m 6.23m


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Track & Field Results for 2008

Women 200 Meter Dash ======================================================================== WVIAC Meet: M 24.93 4/25/2008 Kayla Johnson, Wheeling Jesuit NCAA Auto: A 23.95 NCAA Prov.: P 24.80 WVIAC Qual.: Q 26.26 Name Year School Prelims Wind H# ======================================================================== Preliminaries 1 Preer, Ciera SO Wheeling Jesuit Q 25.99q 1.0 3 2 Mbagwu, Karachi SR Concord Q 26.23q -1.0 2 3 Barnett, Erin FR Concord 26.31q -1.0 1 4 McElhany, Kate FR Seton Hill 26.69q 1.0 3 5 Roberson, Camai JR Glenville 26.79q -1.0 1 6 Hill, Keri SO Concord 27.07q -1.0 1 7 Flatley, Anne FR Wheeling Jesuit 27.15q 1.0 3 8 Clark, Brianne SO Wheeling Jesuit 27.18q -1.0 2 9 Richardson, Olivia FR Seton Hill 27.19 -1.0 2 10 Akunne, Neiji SO Charleston 27.41 1.0 3 11 Armstrong, Bianca FR WV Wesleyan 27.55 -1.0 2 12 Alauzen, Melissa FR Seton Hill 28.07 -1.0 1 13 Hand, Anna Marie FR Seton Hill 28.15 -1.0 2 14 Whidden, Julia FR Seton Hill 28.38 1.0 3 15 Adams, Donita SO Glenville 28.51 -1.0 1 16 Strong, Lauren SR Glenville 28.66 -1.0 2 17 White, Heather JR Concord 29.37 -1.0 1 18 Jenkins, Kalesha SR Seton Hill 30.02 1.0 3 19 Russell, Tamara FR Charleston 30.23 -1.0 2 20 Lucas, Jesalyn FR Concord 30.42 1.0 3 21 McCoy, Lauren FR Concord 32.55 -1.0 1 22 Abu-Obaid, Hannah FR Wheeling Jesuit 33.98 -1.0 1

Women 100 Meter Dash ======================================================================== WVIAC Meet: M 11.85 4/25/2005 Kayla Johnson, Wheeling Jesuit NCAA Auto: A 11.65 NCAA Prov.: P 12.10 WVIAC Qual.: Q 12.74 Name Year School Prelims Wind H# ======================================================================== Preliminaries 1 Preer, Ciera SO Wheeling Jesuit 12.81q +0.0 2 2 Richardson, Olivia FR Seton Hill 12.89q +0.0 1 3 Mbagwu, Karachi SR Concord 12.98q NWI 3 4 Barnett, Erin FR Concord 13.01q +0.0 2 5 Roberson, Camai JR Glenville J13.01q NWI 3 6 Flatley, Anne FR Wheeling Jesuit 13.15q +0.0 2 7 Reed, Miranda SO Glenville 13.19q +0.0 1 8 Adams, Donita SO Glenville 13.29q +0.0 1 9 Akunne, Neiji SO Charleston 13.55 NWI 3 10 Hand, Anna Marie FR Seton Hill J13.55 NWI 3 11 Jenkins, Kalesha SR Seton Hill J13.55 NWI 3 12 Morrison, Teal JR WV Wesleyan 13.58 +0.0 2 13 Alauzen, Melissa FR Seton Hill 13.61 +0.0 2 14 Clark, Brianne SO Wheeling Jesuit 13.62 +0.0 1 15 Strong, Lauren SR Glenville 13.65 NWI 3 16 Whidden, Julia FR Seton Hill 13.75 +0.0 1 17 Russell, Tamara JR Charleston 14.69 +0.0 1 18 McCoy, Lauren FR Concord 14.88 +0.0 2 19 Abu-Obaid, Hannah FR Wheeling Jesuit 16.48 NWI 3

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Cross Country Results for 2008

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School WV Wesleyan Alderson-Broaddus Wheeling Jesuit Concord Seton Hill Charleston Fairmont State West Liberty Ohio Valley Davis & Elkins Glenville State Pitt Johnstown Bluefield State

Points 41 48 75 95 101 209 216 231 260 266 283 297 360

All-WVIAC (1-10 comprises first team, 11-20 comprises second team): PLACE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

FINISHER Brenna Hagerty, Jr* Chelsea Hanne, Jr* Allison Teter, Sr* Anna Cote, So* Jenna Brock, So* Ashley Teets, Fr* Sarah Campanelli, So* Dani Pye, So* Kasey Jividen, Jr* Heidi Webb, Jr* Katie Antonik, Jr* Hilary McConnell, So* Erika Rucker, Jr* Amanda Blankenship, Sr* Julia McGinley, Jr* Kallen Weaver, Jr* Nicole Tingler, Sr* Rachel Moore, Sr* Tabatha Whited, Fr* Lara Heinz, So*

TIME 23:48 23:50 23:53 24:09 24:17 24:21 24:30 24:32 24:34 24:46 24:56 25:04 25:07 25:08 25:15 25:21 25:29 25:41 25:50 25:55

PACE 6:24 6:24 6:25 6:29 6:32 6:32 6:35 6:36 6:36 6:39 6:42 6:44 6:45 6:45 6:47 6:49 6:51 6:54 6:56 6:58

TEAM W V Wesleyan Alderson-Broaddus W V Wesleyan Seton Hill W V Wesleyan Alderson-Broaddus Wheeling Jesuit Concord Wheeling Jesuit W V Wesleyan Alderson-Broaddus Alderson-Broaddus Wheeling Jesuit Concord Wheeling Jesuit West Liberty Alderson-Broaddus Davis & Elkins Concord Seton Hill

WVIAC Runners of the Week: 9/2-Anna Cote (SHU) 9/9-Anna Cote (SHU) 9/16-Chelsea Hanne (A-B) 9/23-Anna Cote (SHU) 9/30-Amanda Blankenship (CU) 10/7-Sarah Campanelli (WJU) 10/14-Anna Cote (SHU)/Brenna Hagerty (WVWC) 10/21-Sarah Campanelli (WJU)

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