PARK 2009-10 Cross Country & Track and Field Media Guide
Senior Romona Nicolls
Senior Rachel Fessenden Senior Sadiki James
Table of Contents Table of Contents...........................................................................1 Season Previews..............................................................................2 Rosters/Other Info.........................................................................3 Cross Country Opponents/Right to Know....................................4 Track Opponents/Pirate Club.....................................................5-6 AMC/NAIA..................................................................................7 Coaching Staff...............................................................................8 Player Profiles............................................................................9-18 2008 Cross Country Recap/Results..............................................19 Cross Country Records................................................................20 2009 Track and Field Recap..........................................................21 2009 Indoor Track Results............................................................22 2009 Outdoor Track Results.........................................................23 Park Men’s Outdoor Track All-Time Top Ten List........................24 Park Women’s Outdoor Track All-Time Top Ten List...................25 Park University........................................................................26-27 University President......................................................................28 Director of Athletics.....................................................................29 Staff Directory..............................................................................30 Sports Information/Media............................................................31 Sponsors........................................................................................32
2009 Cross Country Schedule dATE
Sept. 5 Bob Timmons Classic$
sEPT. 19 sOUTHERN sTAMPEDE %
Oct. 3 Park Invitational &
Platte City, Mo.
Haskelll Invite ^
Craceland Invite *
AMC Championship #
St. Louis, Mo.
Nov. 21 NAIA National Championship Portland, Ore. All Dates and Times Subject to change.
$ % & ^ * #
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Hosted by the University of Kansas Hosted by Missouri Southern State University Hosted by Park University Hosted by Haskell Indian Nations University Hosted by Graceland University American Midwest Conference Championship - Hosted by McKendree Univ.
2010 Track and Field Schedule dATE
Mar. 10 Emporia Twilite !
Mar. 20 Central Methodist Invite @
Baldwin City, Kan. Athletic Department Address........................Breckon Sports Center Mar. 27 Baker Relays # .............................................................8700 NW River Park Drive Apr. 3 William Jewell Relays $ Liberty, Mo. .........................................................Parkville, Mo 64152, Box 123 Apr. 10 Gorilla Classic % Pittsburg, Kan. Athletics Phone.......................................................(816) 584-6425 Warrensburg, Mo. President......................................................Michael Droge, Ph. D. Apr. 16 Mule Relays & Director of Athletics.................................................Claude English Apr. 24 Williams/ Laptad Invite * Joplin, Mo. VP for Enrollment Management and Student Services...Clarinda Creighton LEbanon, Ill. Faculty Athletic Rep............................................Dr. Don Williams Apr. 30 AMC CHampionship + Lebanon, Ill. Athletics Office Manager.................................................Pat Fayard May 1 AMC Championship Head Athletic Trainer...................................................Michael Frey May 27 NAIA Outdoor Natl Championships ^ Marion, Ind. Assistant Athletic Trainer..........................................Darrell Cooper Assistant Athletic Trainer..........................................Christy Grimes May 28 NAIA Outdoor NAtl Championships Marion, Ind. Training Room Phone............................................(816) 584- 6353 May 29 NAIA Outdoor NAtl Championships Marion, Ind. Enrollment............................................................................25,489 All Dates and Times Subject to change. Founded....................................................................................1875 ! - Hosted by Emporia State University Colors..................................................................Canary and Wine @ - Hosted by Central Methodist University Nickname..............................................................................Pirates # - Hosted by Baker University Conference..........................American Midwest Conference (AMC) $ - Hosted by William Jewell College % - Hosted by Pittsburg State University Conference Commissioner...........................................Lowell Pitzer & - Hosted by the University of Central Missouri National Affiliation................................................NAIA Division I * - Hosted by Missouri Southern State University Head Coach (Alma Mater).................Brian Renshaw (Baker Univ.) + - American Midwest Conference Championship - Hosted by Mckendree Univ. Coach’s Phone.........................................................(816) 584-6488 ^ - NAIA Outdoor Natl Championships - Hosted by Indiana Wesleyan Univ. Years at Park..............................................................................(19) 2009-10 Cross Country/Track and Field Media Guide Credits Assistant Coach............................................................Steve Lucito The 2009-10 Park University Cross Country Track and Field media guide was Assistant Coach...............................................................Tim Byers written and designed by Tyler Price, Assistant Sports Information Director and is Cross Country/Track SID...........................Tyler Price (Assistant SID) a product of the Park University Department of Athletics, which is under the direction of Claude W. English, Director of Athletics. Managing Editor & Designer: Sports Information Phone.......................................(816) 584-6751 Tyler Price, Assistant Sports Information Director. Contributing Editors: Steve Sports Information FAX.........................................(816) 505- 5448 Wilson, Sports Information Director; Brad Biles, University Communications CoE-Mail Address................................................email@example.com ordinator; Rita Weighill, Vice President for Communications. Photography: Park Web Site......................................................www.parkathletics.com University Sports Information - Tyler Price and Steve Wilson, Printing: Multi-Ad, Peoria, Ill.On the Cover: Seniors, Romona Nicolls, Rachel Fessenden and Sadiki James.
• 2009-10 park University Cross Country/Track And Field Media Guide
2009 Cross Country Preview The 2009 Park University men’s Cross Country team will return practically every member of its 2008 squad, while the women will feature a few new runners but will rely on a few key returners as well. On the men’s side, Park will welcome back 2008 MCAC Runner of the Year, along with MCAC Freshman of the Year winner Trey Crawford. The Pirates will also return the services of three other MCAC First-Team runners as, Tyler Kranz, Eric Zorn and Will Zibers will all be back for head coach Brian Renshaw. “It’s great to have so many returners back out there in competition for us this year,” Renshaw said. “We will look for them to lead our new guys and help us through our first year back in competition in the AMC.” Park University’s athletic department as a whole will rejoin the American Midwest Conference in 2009 after leaving the conference for the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference in 2000. There are many solid teams that the Pirates will face in the AMC including McKendree University, William Woods and Missouri Baptist. All three of those schools had athletes represented in the 2008 NAIA Men’s Cross Country National Championship meet in Kenosha, Wisc. Park’s women’s squad will have a different feel to it this Fall as eight new runners will join the team, but three solid returners will also be back to help lead the way. 2007 and 2008 MCAC Runner of the Year, Romona Nicolls will return for Park in her final year with the Pirates along with senior Rachel Fessenden. Both Fessenden and Nicolls have been staples in the cross country program for the past three year. Junior Maria Tutu will also be back for Park as she enters her junior year. The Kansas City, Mo. native helped the 2008 women’s team qualify for its fourth NAIA Championship meet in a row last season. Park will get the season started on Sept. 5 as they travel to Lawrence, Kan. for the annual Bob Timmons Classic. The Pirates will go up against some of the finest cross country programs in the midwest. Last season the women’s team took fourth place, while the men came in sixth at the Classic. Two weeks later the Pirates will travel to Joplin, Mo. and compete in one of the premiere cross country events in the country, the Southern Stampede, hosted by Missouri Southern State University. The meet usually has up to 40 teams participate in the collegiate race and features over 1,000 runners throughout the day in numerous races. On Oct.3 Park will host its first cross country meet in nearly 25 years. The Pirates will host the Park University Invitational, held at Platte Ridge Park in Platte City, Mo. The women’s 5K race will begin at 10:00 a.m. while the men will get started at 10:30. “We are very excited to host our first meet in a very long time,” Renshaw said. “Platte Ridge Park is a great place to run and I think it will give the runners a good challenge.” Park will finish out the regular season with a meet at Haskell Indian Nations University on Oct. 10 and Graceland University on Oct. 24. The AMC Championship meet will take place on Nov. 7 in St. Louis, Mo. and will be hosted by McKendree. For the first time in three years the NAIA National Championship meet will not take place in Kenosha, Wisc., as it moves to Portand, Ore. this season for the both the men’s and women’s competition.
2010 Track and Field Preview Similar to Park’s 2009 cross country team, the Pirates track and field squad for will feature some familiar faces but will also add some fresh new faces to be part of the mix. Park will return the foundation of a strong Mid-Distance team for the men’s and women’s squad and a dynamic sprinter for the men’s team. The 800-meter race should be a strong event for both the men’s and women’s team as school record holder Romona Nicolls will return for her senior season and compete in the 800. Nicolls competed in the 2009 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships last Spring in Edwardsville, Ill. and broke Park’s 20 year 800-meter school record with a time of 2:15.24. Sondra Ellis previously held the record with a time of 2:16.00 in 1989. Park’s 800-meter specialist, Zack Smith will return for Park in ‘09. Smith ran the three fastest times of any Pirate in the 800 last season and had his best finish of the year at the Darrel Gourley Open hosted by William Jewell on April 4, when he placed sixth. The Pirates top sprinter last year was Sadiki James. The senior out of Fyzabad, Trinidad and Tobago, finished in the top four in many 100-meter races and won the 100-meter race at the Missouri Southern Invitational. He also posted four of the fastest times in the 200-meter race. James qualified for the 2009 Indoor and Outdoor National Championships and will look to help lead all of the newcomers this season. Park will bring in six newcomers on the men’s side this season, while the women’s team will welcome 13 new athletes. The track season will begin on Mar 10 at Emporia State’s Emporia Twilite. 10 days later the Pirates will travel to Fayette, Mo. and compete in Central Methodist’s Invitational. Park will face rival Baker University on Mar. 27 and Townsend Cup rival William Jewell on April 3, before traveling to NCAA Div. II opponent Pittsburg State University for the Gorilla Classic on April 10. On April 16, Park will compete in the Mule Relays, a competition the Pirates fared quite well in last year. Finally the regular season will come to the end on April 24 at the Williams/Laptad Invite hosted by Missouri Southern State University. Teams will fight for a spot at Nationals at the AMC Championship meet from April 30-May 1. The meet will take place in Lebanon, Ill. and will be hosted by McKendree University. It will be the first time Park has competed in a conference meet since 2000 when Park was originally a part of the AMC before leaving in the Fall of 2000 for the MCAC. The NAIA Outdoor National Championships will have a new venue this year, as it moves to Marion, Ind. and will be hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University, from May 27-29.
Meet the Pirates Men’s Roster Athlete Joel Chirchir Micah Conkling Trey Crawford Timm Derrickson Jake Fichman Phillip Hayes Cordell Hylton Sadiki James Tyler Kranz Phillip LaCapra Aric Luman Blake McDermott Dakota Olsen Casey Pryor Shawn Ricks Zack Smith Ben Zibers Will Zibers Eric Zorn
Event Yr. Mid-Distance So. Mid-Distance Jr. Mid-Distance So. Mid-Distance Fr. Mid-Distance So. Sprints/Hurdles Fr. Mid-Distance Jr. Sprints Sr. Mid-Distance Jr. Mid-Distance So. Sprints/Jumps Fr. Mid-Distance Fr. Mid-Distance Fr. Mid-Distance Fr. Mid-Distance Fr. Mid-Distance So. Distance Sr. Mid-Distance So. Mid-Distance So.
Hometown Eldoret, Kenya Smithville, Mo. Smithville, Mo. Chillicothe, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Orlando, Fla. Fyzabad, Trinidad Independence, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Noveiger, Mo. Blue Springs, Mo. Smithville, Mo. Chillicothe, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Independence, Mo. Raymore, Mo. Raymore, Mo. Hamilton, Mo.
Previous School Segero Secondary School Smithville High School Smithville High School Chillicothe High School Barstow High School Nottingham High School Olympia High School Washington State University Truman High School Liberty High School Adair Co R-I High School
Blue Springs High School Smithville High School Chillicothe High School Central High School Fort Osage High School Longview Community College Raymore Peculiar High School Penny High School
Women’s Roster Athlete Kimberly Brown Jennie Cohee Iffie Ehovuon Rachel Fessenden Alycia Gamargo Diamonique Jordan Alexandria Harkins Melissa Lyall Casi McCall Lindsey McDonald Julie Munter Kanisha Murray Romona Nicolls Alexionette Pratt Tashauna Robinson Kymie Roland Sally Sack Kelsie Sewell Kayla Smith Danielle Stoermann Maria Tutu Danielle Wills Lexi Wilson
Event Yr. Mid-Distance Fr. Sprints Jr. Hurdles/Sprints So. Distance Sr. Sprints/Hurdles Fr. Sprints/Hurdles Fr. Mid-Distance Jr. Mid-Distance Jr. Jumps/Sprints So. Distance Fr. Distance Fr. Sprints So. Mid-Distance Sr. Mid-Distance So. Sprints/Jumps Sr. Mid-Distance Fr. Distance So. Mid-Distance Fr. Mid-Distance Fr. Sprints So. Mid-Distance Jr. Sprints Jr. Mid-Distance So.
PIRATES BY CLASS Seniors (5) Sadiki James, Ben Zibers, Rachel Fessenden, Romona Nicolls, Tashauna Robinson Juniors (8) Micah Conkling, Cordell Hylton, Tyler Kranz, Jennie Cohee, Alexandria Harkins, Melissa Lyall, Maria Tutu, Danielle Wills Bosko Novovic Sophomores (14) Joel Chirchir, Trey Crawford, Jake Fichman, Phillip LaCapra, Zack Smith, Will Zibers, Eric Zorn, Iffie Ehovoun, Casie McCall, Kanisha Murray, Alexionette Pratt, Sally Sack, Danielle Stoermann, Lexi Wilson Freshmen (15) Timm Derrickson, Phillip Hayes, Aric Luman, Blake McDermott, Dakota Olsen, Casey Pryor, Shawn Ricks, Kimberly Brown, Alycia Gamargo, Diamonique Jordan, Lindsey McDonald, Julie Munter, Kymie Roland, Kelsie Sewell, Kayla Smith
Hometown Mandeville, Jamaica Polo, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Holt, Mich. Lee’s Summit, Mo. New Castle, Del. Blue Springs, Mo. Phoenix, Ariz. Smithville, Mo. Parkville, Mo. Raytown, Mo. Nassau, Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas St. Catherine, Jamaica Smithville, Mo. Kansas City, Kan. Chillicothe, Mo. Hazelwood, Mo. Parkville, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Johannesburg, South Africa Nassau, Bahamas PIRATES BY STATE/COUNTRY Kansas (1) Sack (Kansas City) Missouri (28) Conkling (Smithville), Crawford (Smithville), Derrickson (Chillicothe), Fichman (Kansas City), Hayes (Kansas City), Kranz (Independence), LaCapra (Kansas City), Luman (Noveiger), McDermott (Blue Springs), Olsen (Smithville), Pryor (Chillicothe), Ricks (Kansas City), Zack Smith (Independence) Ben Zibers (Raymore), Will Zibers (Raymore) Zorn (Hamilton), Cohee (Polo), Ehovuon (Kansas City), Gamargo (Lee’s Summit), Harkins (Blue Springs) McCall (Smithville), McDonald (Parkville) Munter (Raytown), Roland (Smithville), Sewell (Chillicothe), Kayla Smith (Hazelwood), Stoermann (Parkville), Tutu (Kansas City, Mo.) Kenya (1) Chirchir (Eldoret)
Previous School Manchester High School Polo High School Winnetonka High School Holt High School Lee’s Summit High School Howard H.S. of Technology UMKC Gateway Community College Smithville High School Home School Raytown South High School Prince Williams High School Prince Williams High School Prince Williams High School East Tennesee State University Smithville High School Kansas City Kansas Community College Chillicothe High School Hazelwood West High School Maple Woods Community College Oak Park High School Mondeor High School Westminster College Florida (1) Hylton Trinidad and Tobago (1) (James) Jamaica (2) Brown (Mandeville), Robinson (St. Catherine) Michigan (1) Fessenden (Holt) Deleware (1) Jordan (New Castle) Arizona (1) Lyall (Phoenix) Bahamas (4) Murray (Nassau), Nicolls (Nassau), Pratt (Nassau), Wilson (Nassau) South Africa (1) Wills (Johannesburg)
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2009 Cross Country Opponents
Bob Timmons Invitational September 5, 2009 - Lawrence, Kan. Hosted by the University of Kansas Head Coach: Stanley Redwine
Alma Mater: Arkansas (‘85) Years at KU: Nine Assistant Coach: Doug Clark Location: Lawrence, Kan. Enrollment: 26,999
September 19, 2009 - Joplin, Mo. Hosted by Missouri Southern State University Head Coach: Tom Rutledge
Alma Mater: Ouachita Baptist (‘74) Years at MSSU: Twenty-ONE Location: Joplin, Mo. Enrollment: 5,740
Mascot: Lions Colors: Green and Gold President: Dr. Bruce Speck Director of Athletics: Jared Bruggeman Conference: MIAA Sports Information Director: Justin Maskus SID Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Athletics Website: www.mssu.edu/athletics
Mascot: Jayhawks Colors: Crimson and Blue President: Bernadette Gray-Little Director of Athletics: Lew Perkins Conference: Big 12 Conference Sports Information Director: Cara Schlinger Athletics Website: www.kuathletics.com
October 10, 2009 - Lawrence, Kan. Hosted by Haskell Indian Nations University
October 24, 2009 - Lamoni, Iowa Hosted by Graceland University
Mascot: Indians Colors: Purple and Gold President: Dr. Linda Sue Warner Director of Athletics: Ted Juneau
Mascot: Yellowjackets Colors: Blue and Gold President: Dr. John Sellars Director of Athletics: Dan Hanton
Head Coach: Al Gipp Alma Mater: Augustana College (‘78) Years at HINU: Five Assistant Coach: Lester Natoni Location: Lawrence, Kan. Enrollment: 1,000
Conference: Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference (MCAC)
Sports Information Director: Ted Juneau SID Email: email@example.com Athletics Website: www.haskell.edu/athletics
Head Coach: Kent Allshouse Alma Mater: Graceland Years at GU: Six Assistant Coach: Daniel Alvarado Location: Lamoni, Iowa Enrollment: 1,200
Conference: Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC)
Sports Information Director: Matt Shelton SID Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Athletics Website: www.graceland.edu/athletics
Right to Know • Park University’s Enrollment of Students Receiving Athletically-Related Aid in 2008-09 In accordance with the federal Right to Know Act, the following chart outlines the number of recipients of athletic grants in each program. The number of athletes is broken down by sex and race. The chart represents the number of students in each area; it does not reflect the dollar amounts of aid granted. Also, those receiving grants for more than one sport are only counted once. NO: Non-resident Alien; BL: Black -- Non-Hispanic; WH: White -- Non-Hispanic; OT: Other; HI: Hispanic; UN: Unknown; AM: American Indian; BI: Bi-Racial. NO
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2010 Track and Field Opponents Central Methodist Invite Emporia Twilite March 10, 2010 - Emporia, Kan. Hosted by Emporia State University Head Coach: David Harris
Alma Mater: Truman State Univ. Years at ESU: Sixteen Assistant Coach: Kyli Bean Location: Emporia, Kan. Enrollment: 4,288 Mascot: Hornets
Colors: Black and Gold President: Dr. Michael R. Lane Director of Athletics: Kent Weiser Conference: MIAA Sports Information Director: Don Weast SID Email: email@example.com Athletics Website: www.emporia,edu/athletics
Baker Relays March 27, 2010 - Baldwin City, Kan. Hosted by Baker University Head Coach: Zac Kindler
Alma Mater: Emporia State University Years at ESU: Two Assistant Coach: Mackie Valentin Assistant Coach: Brent Randle Location: Baldwin City, Kan. Enrollment: 1,858 Mascot: Wildcats
Colors: Orange President: Dr. Patricia Long Director of Athletics: Dr. Patricia Long Associate Athletic Director: Theresa Yetmar Conference: Heart of America Athletic Conference Sports Information Director: Kevin Kunde SID Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Athletics Website: www.bakerwildcats.com
March 20, 2010 - Fayette, Mo. Hosted by Central Methodist University Head Coach: Jeff Hoskisson
Alma Mater: Eastern Oregon Years at ESU: Three Assistant Coach: Evelina Slatinska Assistant Coach: Dionne Francis Assistant Coach: Bryan Patterson Location: Fayette, Mo. Enrollment: 3,500
Mascot: Eagles Colors: Hunter Green and Black President: Dr. Marrianne Inman Director of Athletics: Ken Oliver Conference: Heart of America Athletic Conference Sports Information Director: Kelcey Zutavern SID Email: email@example.com Athletics Website: www.centralmethodist.edu/cmathletics
William Jewell Relays April 3, 2010 - Liberty, Mo. Hosted by William Jewell College Head Coach: Tom Eisenhauer
Alma Mater: William JEwell Years at ESU: Two Assistant Coach: Andy Nordland Assistant Coach: Tim Bressman Location: Liberty, Mo. Enrollment: 1,300
Mascot: CArdinals Colors: Cardinal Red and Black President: Dr. David Sallee Director of Athletics: Darlene Bailey Conference: Heart of America Athletic Conference Sports Information Director: Paul Worstell SID Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Athletics Website: http://www.jewell.edu/athletics
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2010 Track and Field Opponents/Pirate Club
April 10, 2010 - Pittsburg, Kan. Hosted by Pittsburg State University Head Coach: Russ Jewett
Alma Mater: Pittsburg State Years at ESU: Twenty Three Assistant Coach: Brian Mantooth Assistant Coach: Ermelinda Spies Location: Pittsburg, Kan. Enrollment: 7,000 Mascot: Gorillas Colors: Gold and Red President: Dr. Steve Scott Director of Athletics: Chuck Broyles Conference: MIAA Sports Information Director: Dan Wilkes SID Email: email@example.com Athletics Website: www.pittstategorrillas.com
April 16, 2010 - Warrensburg, Mo. Hosted by University of Central Missouri Co-Head Coach: Kip Janvrin
Alma Mater: Simpson College Years at ESU: Twenty One Co-Head Coach: Kirk Pedersen Location: Warrensburg, Mo. Enrollment: 11,063 Mascot: Mules Colors: N/A President: Aaron Podolefsky Director of Athletics: Jerry Hughes Conference: MIAA Sports Information Director: Rob McCutcheon SID Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Athletics Website: www.ucmo.edu/athletics
Williams/Laptad Invite April 24, 2010 - Joplin, Mo. Hosted by Missouri Southern State University Head Coach: Tom Rutledge
Alma Mater: Ouachita Baptist (â€˜74) Years at MSSU: Twenty-ONE Location: Joplin, Mo. Enrollment: 5,740 Mascot: Lions Colors: Green and Gold President: Dr. Bruce Speck
Director of Athletics: Jared Bruggeman Conference: MIAA Sports Information Director: Justin Maskus SID Email: email@example.com Athletics Website: www.mssu.edu/athletics Derrick Akers Monica Akers Leona Baskerville Betty Bennett Allison Block Emily Calder Rafaella Chaves Faith Cherry Crystal Cole Clarinda Creighton Jerod Dahlgren Johnny Davis Betty Dusing Charlotte English Claude English Connie Espinoza-Springfield Dennis Fayard Johnnie Fields Jennifer Ganaway Gabriela Garcia Sylvia Gault John Greenlee, Sr. Mark Griggs Lenin Guerra Elvin Hatamzade Harold Henderson
Mark Griggs Lenin Guerra Elvin Hatamzade Harold Henderson Danita Hodges James Hodges Melissa Hurley JoAnn Immele Jason Ingraham Jennifer Ingraham Diane Jayne Alison Joens Rosalee Justus Dan Kline Jolina Kline Nancy Kline Benny Lee Robert Lee, II Liberty Banking Center Sidny Lurten Jessica Martin Daniella Martins Douglas Martinson Jessica McCloud Julie McCollum Laurie McCormack
Virginia McCoy Joe Meriweather Thomas Mooney Emmanuel Ngega Stacy Olczyk Michael Oyster LeeAnn Parsons Patriots Bank Thomas Peterman Reggie Pittman Ashley Reinert Ryan Rink Michelle Rodriguez Paul Rust Ray Seidelman Roland Shelton Kenneth Smith Susan Smith Ryan Rink Michelle Rodriguez Paul Rust Ray Seidelman Roland Shelton Kenneth Smith Susan Smith William Stewart
Shareikka Theus-Downey Anto Vincetic Mariana Vogado Mishca Waliczek Margaret Waters Dorla Watkins Donald Williams Stephen Wilson Richard Wolf, Jr. Audrey Zambrana
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American Midwest Conference/NAIA
The American Midwest Conference (formerly known as the Show-Me Collegiate Conference sponsors championships in 13 different sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s track and field, and volleyball. The purpose of the American Midwest Conference is to promote the positive ideals and objectives of athletics, to provide an organization of colleges and universities with similar foundations to engage in athletic contests on an equal basis, to serve as a forum to formulate and solve common problems, to enhance and preserve athletics in their true perspective and to promote athletics in an academic environment.
Missouri Baptist (Mo.)
The purpose of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is to promote the education and development of students through intercollegiate athletic participation. Member institutions, although varied and diverse, share a common commitment to high standards and to the principle that participation in athletics serves as an integral part of the total educational process. The NAIA embraces the concept of the student and recognizes the importance of the individuality of each member institution, the value of the conferences and Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) structure, and the benefits of membership in a national association. The NAIA supports gender equity. Gender equity is an atmosphere and reality where fair distribution of overall athletic opportunity and resources, proportionate to enrollment, are available to women and men, and where no student-athlete, coach or athletics administrator is discriminated against in any way in the athletics program. That is to say, an athletics program is gender-equitable when the men’s sports program would be pleased to accept as its own the overall participation opportunities and resources currently allocated to the women’s sports program and vice versa. The NAIA has 50,000 student-athletes participating at nearly 300 member colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. Divided into 25 conferences and the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.), the NAIA offers 23 championships in 13 sports. Since 1937, the NAIA has continued a long tradition of pushing the envelope and making a positive difference in the lives of students, coaches and parents. The Champions of Character program is the latest cutting-edge addition to the NAIA’s proud history of innovation. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator are committed to the true spirit of competition through the five core values: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship.
Stephens (Mo.) Williams Baptist (Ark.) William Woods (Mo.)
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Renshaw Cross Country/Track Head Coach
19th Year at Park
Brian Renshaw enters his 19th season as the head coach of the cross country and track & field programs at Park University. In that time, Renshaw has sustained Park’s reputation as a perennial contender in cross country and track and field since the early 1990s. Renshaw has received dozens of accolades in his time at Park including MCAC Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year seven of the last eight seasons. Renshaw was also named the MCAC Men’s Track and Field Coach of the Year for the 2006 season and named the MCAC Women’s Track and Field Coach of the year in 2006 and 2007. Renshaw also led the Park Men’s and Women’s Track teams to an MCAC team title in 2006. In the fall of 2008, Renshaw led the Park Women’s Cross Country team to its fourth straight appearance in the NAIA Cross Country National Championship race in Kenosha, Wisconsin and took home 25th place. Along the way, the Pirates have broken more than 100 school records in Renshaw’s term as head coach. Before coaching at Park, Renshaw coached at Tarkio College where he also directed a winning program. In four years at Tarkio, Renshaw won four consecutive conference titles. Renshaw has coached more than 100 All-Americans. Renshaw is a graduate of Baker University and lives in Platte City, Mo., with his wife Candi.
RENSHAW’S COACHING RESUME < MCAC Men's and Women's Track Champions2006 < MCAC Women’s Cross Country Champions 2002, 2003, 2005,2006,2007 and 2008 < MCAC Men’s Cross Country Champions2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 < 2006 MCAC Men’s Track and Field Coach of the Year < 2006 and 2007 Women’s Track and Field Coach of the Year < MCAC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 < MCAC Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year- 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 < Under Coach Renshaw, Park’s women’s cross country team has qualified for the NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championship four years in a row.
Lucito Assistant Coach
Fourth Year at Park Steve Lucito enters his fourth season as the Assistant Track and Field Coach at Park University, and brings with him over 36 years of experience in teaching and coaching. Nine of those years have been teaching in the public school system, while 26 years Lucito has spent coaching and teaching at the collegiate level and two years coaching internationally. Lucito has been the head track and field and cross country coach at four different institutions including William Jewell College, Missouri Valley College, Cortland State University and Garden City Community College. On the High School level, Lucito has been the head coach at three different schools including Truman High School in Independence, Mo., Van Horn High School in Kansas City, Mo., and Northeast High School in Kansas City, Mo. One of the many highlights in Lucito’s coaching career was the opportunity to coach the Bahrain National Track and Field team that competed in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games. Lucito currently teaches in the Independence School District at the Independence Academy.
BYERS Assistant Coach
Second Year at Park An accomplished athlete and coach, Tim Byers will begin his second stint as Assistant track and field/cross country coach at Park University in 2009. Byers previously held that position from 1998-99. Byers graduated from Park in 1997, with a B.A in Sports Medicine and has coached at numerous colleges along the way including NCAA D-II North Dakota State University. From 2003-2005, Byers was the Assistant Track and Field coach at NDSU, helping lead the women’s indoor squad to a third-place finish in the NCAA D-II Championships. He also worked as the Head Track and Field coach at NCAA D-III Simpson College from 2001-2003. As an athlete, Byers has qualified for four Boston Marathons and was a state champion Javelin thrower in high school. He holds a USATF Level 1 coaching certificate and will help lead the track team along with the cross country squads in many capacities this season.
2009 Men’s Team
Previous School S0ph. - Distance - Eldoret, Kenya• Segero Secondary School Pronunciation CHUR-CHUR Indoor 2009 - In just his first season competing with the Pirates, Chirchir ran the fastest time of any Park athlete all season in the one mile run, with a time of 4:35.46, good for 12th place at the Mule Relays back on February 7...He also ran the third fastest 800-meter time with a mark of, 2:09.17, good for 11th place at the Highland Invitational on January 31. Outdoor 2009 - Chirchir ran the fastest 1500-meter race of any Pirate, with a time of 4:15.87, at the Mule Relays on April 17...Ran a time of, 4:17.85 in the 1500-meter at the Darrel Gourley Open on April 4. Personal - Born on May 1, 1988 in Eldoret, Kenya...Will be a solid contributor to Park’s Distance team and Cross Country squad...Has one older sibling, Julius...Served as Vice Chairman of his High School’s Science Club...Majoring in Biology.
Previous School Jr. - Distance - Smithville, Mo.• Smithville High School Recognition 2008 MCAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Year
Indoor 2009 - In just his second year with the Pirates, Conkling consistently ran well in the 1500-meter race, placing ninth with a time of 4:30.58, at the Highland Invitational on January 31...He also ran the fastest 5000-meter time of any Pirate, with a time of 16:37.04, good for 18th Place at the Mule Relays. Outdoor 2009 - Placed second in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Darrel Gourley Open back on April 4, with a time of 10:25.17...Finshed a respectable, 11th in the 10,000-meter run on April 17 at the Mule Relays. Cross Country 2008 - Consistently leading the men’s team all season long, Conkling was awarded the MCAC Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Year award for his 1st place finish in the MCAC/NAIA National Qualifying meet on Nov. 7, 2008... In the first meet of the season at the Bob Timmons Classic in Lawrence, Kan., Conkling led all Pirates with a time of 28:09 and a 44th place finish... In one of the elite races in the country, the Southern Stampede in Joplin, Mo., Conkling ran a time or 27:21 and finished 67th, which led all Park runners on the day...Conkling led Park to a second-place team finish at the Haskell Invitational back on October 11, with a second-place individual time of 27:09... Led Park to a sixth-place finish out of 14 teams at the Jock’s Nitch Invitational race in Emporia, Kan. back on October 3. Cross Country 2007- As a freshman, placed eighth at the MCAC meet…FinTrey ished 25th at the Baker University Invitational. Indoor 2008 - Finished 14th in the 3000 meter run with a time of 9:44.16, at the Jayhawk Classic. Outdoor 2008 - Placed second in the 5,000 meter run at the Northwest MisPrevious School Soph. -Mid-Distance- Edgerton, Mo.• souri State Invitational, with a time of 16:24.50…Ran a season best 16:19.17, in Smithville High School the 5,000 meter run at the Kansas Relays. Recognition 2008 MCAC Men’s Cross Personal - Born January 4, 1989 to Kevin and Marnie Conkling…favorite hobbies include mountain biking, hiking and studying civil war history…has Country Freshman of the Year three siblings…majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Print-JourIndoor 2009 - Competed in many events throughout the indoor season, includ- nalism…earned All-Conference and All-District honors in 2006 at Smithville ing the 1500-meter and 5000-meter run...Ran his fastest 1500-meter time at the High School. Highland Invitational with a time of, 4:39.76...Also ran in the 3000-meter with his best finish coming at the UCM Indoor Classic with a time of, 9:39.09. Outdoor 2009 - Crawford had a great Outdoor season, running the fastest time of any Pirate in the 5000-meter and 10,000-meter races... The Smithville, Mo., native ran a fantastic time of 16:25.68 in the 5000-meter at the Gorilla Classic and ran his fastest time of the year in the 10,000-meter race with a mark of 34:15.46 at the Mule Relays.0 Timm Cross Country 2008 - One of the top men’s runners for Park in the Cross Country season, Crawford was awarded the 2008 Men’s Cross Country Freshman of the Year award for his solid season and his third place finish at the MCAC/NAIA National Qualifying meet back on Nov. 7...Helped lead Park to a sixth-place team finish at the Bob Timmons Classic in Lawrence, Kan., back on August 30... Previous School Fr. - Mid-Distance - Chillicothe, Mo.• Ran a time of 28:52 and finished 15th at the Haskell Invitational meet on Oct. Chillicothe High School 11...Ran a lifetime PR of 28:00, at the Jock’s Nitch Invitational meet in Emporia, Personal - Timmothy Ary Derrickson was born on July 18, 1990 in ChilliKan., back on Oct.3 Personal- Born May, 23 1990 to Ronnie and Teri…has two older sisters… cothe, Mo...Father is Dennis Derrickson...Also recruited by Bethany College and qualified for state four times at Smithville High School…enjoys running and University of Central Missouri...Enjoys playing the guitar...At Chillicothe High School, led the Hornets to a Conference Championship and ran with current rock climbing in his free time…majoring in Computer Science. Pirates, Casey Pryor and Kelsie Sewell...Majoring in Liberal Music.
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Previous School Soph. - Distance - Kansas City, Mo.• Barstow High School Pronunciation FITCH-MEN Cross Country 2008- A very consistent runner for Park throughout the fall season, Fichman ran a time of 30:27 at the Bob Timmons Classic back on August 30 to start the season...In Park’s next meet at the Southern Stampede, Fichman improved his time and ran a time of 29:32...Finished with a time of 29:08 at the Jock’s Nitch Invitational meet on October 3...Despite fighting an injury for the entirety of the MCAC/National Qualifying meet, Fichman finished the race with a time of 34:16 and helped lead the Pirates to the MCAC Championship. Personal- Born on February 16, 1990 to Suzi and Rich Fichman….majoring in Economics…favorite hobbies include playing the guitar, sleeping and eating…qualified for State three times while at Barstow High School…awarded the Eagle Scout…picked Park University over William Woods, Creighton and Ottawa University.
Previous School Nottingham High School
Hayes Fr. -Sprints/Hurdles- Kansas City, Mo.•
PERSONAL - Phillip Lee Aaron Hayes was born on March 21, 1991...Parents are Dottie and Derek Mueller...Has one sibling, Isabel, 3...Father graduated from Park University and played basketball for the Pirates...Favorite hobbies include playing soccer and reading...Attended Nottingham High School in Syracuse, New York...Ran track and field and played soccer for the Bulldogs...Hayes qualified for the New York State Championship meet in the triple jump and long jump...Played soccer for coach Andy Hazeltine...Plans to major in Liberal Studies...Will play soccer and run track for the Pirates this season.
Previous School Washington State University Sr. - Sprints - Fyzabad, Trinidad• Highlights
Previous School Olympia High School
Qualified for the 2009 NAIA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships
Jr. - Mid-Distance - Orlando, Fla.•
Indoor 2009 - Placed 15th with a time of 1:15.54 in the 500-meter run at the Highland Invitational on Jan. 31...Took 28th in the 800-meter run at the Mule Relays with a time of 2:13.14. Cross Country 2007- Placed 82nd at the Emporia State Invitational…Finished 14th at the MCAC meet. Indoor 2008- Took fourth in the 500-meter run at the Scottie Open. Personal- Born on October 18, 1988 in Kingston, Jamaica…has three siblings…attended Olympia High School in Orlando, Fla…majoring in Biology… also recruited by Florida A&M University and South Carolina State.
Pronunciation SUH-DEE-KEY Indoor 2009- Arguably one of the best sprinters in the nation last season, James qualified for the NAIA Indoor National Championship meet in Johnson City, Tenn. in the 60-meter. James placed fourth in his heat at Nationals, with a time of 6.99, but did not qualify for the Championship heat...James consistently ran well throughout the indoor season, running his fastest 60-meter race of the year at the Mule Relays, with a time of 6.93...James also competed in the 55-meter and 200-meter events througout the season. Outdoor 2009 - In just his first outdoor season with the Pirates, James qualified for the 2009 NAIA Outdoor National Championship meet held in St. Louis, Mo...James qualified in the ultra competive 100-meter race and qualified for the semifinal heat, placing seventh in his heat, in a time of 10.92...James also finished first in the Missouri Southern Invitational on April 24, with a time of 10.53, which was also his fastest time of the year...The native of Trinidad, also ran the fastest 200-meter time of any Pirate last season with a time of 22.02 at the Missouri Southern Invitational. Personal- Born on August 1, 1987…a native of Trinidad and Tabago…has one sibling…enjoys playing pool, listening to music and drag racing…majoring in Sociology...previously attended NCAA Divison I Washington State University.
2009 Men’s Team
Previous School Truman High School Highlights
Kranz Jr. - Distance - Independence, Mo.•
Previous School Liberty High School
Lacapra So. -Mid-Distance- Kansas City, Mo.•
Due to Injury, sat out the 2008-09 season.
2008 MCAC Men’s Cross Country First Team All-Conference Selection
Indoor 2009 - An exceptional distance runner for Park throughout his career, Kranz ran the fastest 1500-meter time of any Pirate in ‘09 with a time of, 4:24.88, good for seventh place at the Highland Invitational on January 31...Kranz also competed in the 3000-meter, 5,000-meter and One Mile races during the Indoor season...The Independence, Mo. native ran the fastest one mile time of any Pirate on February 20 at the UCM Indoor Classic, with a time of 4:39.25, good for 14th place at the meet. Outdoor 2009 - Ran the fastest 5000-meter time of any other teammate at the Gorilla Classic on April 11, with a time of 16:15.47, good for 12th place...Took seventh place in the 1500-meter run at the Mule Relays, with a time of 4:16.85. Cross Country 2008 - A pivotal part in Park’s MCAC championship run, Kranz earned MCAC First Team All-Conference honors for his remarkable 2008 season and for running the fourth best time at the MCAC/NAIA National Qualifying meet with a time of 27:39....Placed 49th at the Bob Timmons Classic in Lawrence, Kan. on August, 30..Ran a solid time of 28:18 at the nationally recognized Southern Stampede meet back on September 20...Took home ninth-place with a time of 28:10 at the Haskell Invitational. Cross Country 2007- Finished sixth in the MCAC meet…Helped lead the men’s team to a third place team finish at the Baker Invitational with a 24th place individual finish…Placed 59th at the Emporia State Invitational. Indoor 2008- Finished in the top 20 in his first indoor track and field meet for Park, finishing 15th in the 3,000 meter run and 20th in the mile race…Took fifth in the 5,000 meter run at the Baker Invitational. Personal- Born on November 19, 1988 to David and Teresa Kranz…has one older brother, Brandon…joined the Pirate Cross Country team for its running program and strong academics…majoring in Business Administration-Management.
Personal- Born on July 2, 1989 to Michael and Roxanne LaCapra…majoring in Biology/Pre-Med…a four year varsity letterwinner at Liberty High School…state qualifier in 2007 and honorable mention All-Metro selection in 2007…also a National Honor Society recipient.
Previous School Adair Co R-I High School
Luman Fr. - Sprints/Jumps - Noveiger, Mo.•
Personal- Aric Emerson Luman was born on June 13, 1990 in Kirksville, Mo...Has three siblings ranging from ages, 15, 24 and 26...Aric is undecided on a major and enjoys fishing, swimming, and hanging out with friends in his free time...Won a conference and District Championship in high school, was also named the Track Star of the year in high school.
Previous School Blue Springs High School
McDermott Fr. -Mid-Distance- Blue Springs, Mo.•
Personal- Blake Patrick McDermott was born on March 17, 1990 to Mary and Patrick McDermott in Blue Springs, Mo...Plans to major in Accounting or Computer Science...Chose Park University for its close proximity to home... Enjoys playing all sports and playing video games.
Previous School Smithville High School
Olson Fr. - Mid-Distance - Smithville, Mo.•
Personal- Dakota Michael Olson was born on April 15, 1991 to parents Michael and Rita...Has two sisters, Amelia and Shelby...Enjoys playing the guitar and writing in his free time...Plans to major in Graphic Design...Graduated from Smithville High School in 2009, where he ran cross country for coach Eric Klingensmith.
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Previous School Chillicothe High School
Previous School Fr. - Mid-Distance - Chillicothe, Mo.• Central High School
Personal- Casey Morgan Pryor was born April 15, 1991 in Charleston, South Carolina...Has two siblings, Nathan (17) and Brennan (3)... Ran for coaches Jill Watkins, Rachel Ahlers and Tim Beikena at Chillicothe High School...Earned eight All-Conference distinctions and earned All-District honors twice as a Hornet...Qualified for State twice...Fastest 5K time in High School was 17:32, fastest time in the 3200-meter race in High School, was a 10:24.
So. - Mid-Distance - Independence, Mo.•
Indoor 2009 - Park’s leader in the 800-meter all season long, Smith ran the fastest 800-meter time of any Pirate with a time of 2:02.84, good for sixth place at the UCM Indoor Classic on February 20...Smith also finished eighth in the 500-meter run with a time of 1:12.77 at the Highland Invitational meet back on January 31. Outdoor 2009 - Smith ran a team best time of 1:59.28 in the 800-meter at the Mule Relays back on April 17, which was good for 11th place...Also took 12th place in the 800-meter at the Missouri Southern Invitational. Cross Country 2008 - Awarded MCAC Second Team All-Conference honors for his superb 2008 season and his 13th place finish in the MCAC/NAIA National Qualifying meet...Took home 90th-place with a time of 35:07 at the Bob Timmons Classic on August 30...Ran a lifetime best, 32:26 and placed 100th at the Jock’s Nitch Invitational hosted by Emporia State University. Personal - Born on July 15, 1989 to Robert and Cindy Smith…also recruited by Avila, Ottawa and Graceland University…attended Fort Osage High School in Independence, Mo…earned first team All-Conference in Cross Country…majoring in Biology.
Fr. -Mid-Distance- Kansas City, Mo.•
Personal- Shawn Ricks was born on April 10, 1990 in Chicago, Ill...Also recruited by UMKC, Baker University and Kansas City Kansas Community College...Attended Central High School in Kansas City, Mo...Ran for head coach Joe Jefferson at Central, earning track MVP honors in 2009...Mother is Ruth Ricks.
Zack Previous School Fort Osage High School
Longview Community College
Zibers Sr. - Distance - Raymore, Mo.•
Indoor 2009 - Zibers ran a time of 4:50.74 in the 1500-meter run at the Highland Invitational back on January 31...Also ran a time of 9:57.54 in the 3000-meter race at the Mule Relays on February 7. Outdoor 2009 - Ran times of 16:45.42 and 17:29.45 in the 5000-meter during the outdoor season...Also placed 12th in the 10,000 meter run at the Mule Relays on April 17. Personal- Born on April 15, 1988 to Peter and Alice...Younger brother Will is also a member of Park’s Cross Country and Track and Field program...Majoring in liberal studies...Attended Raymore-Peculiar High School, graduating in 2006...Ran for coaches Jamin Swift and Jay Johnson at RayPec.
Will Previous School Ray-Pec High School Recognition
Zibers So. - Mid-Distance - Raymore, Mo.•
2008 MCAC Men’s Cross Country First Team All-Conference Selection
Indoor 2009 - Took home 15th Place at the Mule Relays, with a time of 9:44.59. Outdoor 2009 - Ran a superb time of 10:44.00, which was good for third place in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the Darrel Gourley Open on April 4...One week later, ran a time of 10:40.95 in the same event, finishing seventh...Placed eighth in the 1500-meter run at the Mule Relays, back on April 17. Cross Country 2008 - Finished with the sixth best time in the MCAC Meet and was selected to the MCAC Men’s Cross Country Second Team All-Conference... In the first meet of the season at the Bob Timmons Classic in Lawrence, Kan., Zibers ran a time of 30:31, good for 73rd place...Helped lead Park to a second place finish at the Haskell Invitational with a time of 28:53 and 16th place...Ran a solid time of 29:07 at the Southern Stampede Invitational back on September 20...Ran a lifetime personal record of 28:24 at the Jock’s Nitch Invitational hosted by Emporia State on October 3, Personal- Born on May 2, 1990 to Peter and Alice…majoring in Business… will see action on the Park Cross Country and Outdoor Track team…recruited by Central Methodist and Southwestern College…attended Raymore-Peculiar High School.
Eric Previous School Penny High School Recognition
Zorn So. - Mid-Distance - Hamilton, Mo.•
2008 MCAC Men’s Cross Country First Team All-Conference Selection
Indoor 2009 - Zorn ran a time of 5:10.16 in the One Mile Run at the Mule Relays, good for 29th Place...Placed 16th at the Highland Invitational in the 5000-meter race and placed 11th in the 800-meter run at the UCM Indoor Classicon February 20. Outdoor 2009 - Ran a time of 4:21.76 at the Gorilla Classic hosted by Pittsburg State University on April 11. Cross Country 2008 - Registered the seventh fastest time at the MCAC meet, earning him MCAC First Team All-Conference honors...At the Bob Timmons Classic, ran a time of 32:24, good for 83rd place...At the prestigious Southern Stampede race, Zorn came in 206th place with a time of 30:56...Ran a solid time of 31:17 and a 94th place finish at the Jock’s Nitch Invitational hosted by Emporia State University. Personal- Born on May 2, 1990 to Peter and Alice…majoring in Business… will see action on the Park Cross Country and Outdoor Track team…recruited by Central Methodist and Southwestern College…attended Raymore-Peculiar High School.
Jennie Kimberly Previous School
Previous School Polo High School
Cohee JR. - Sprints - Polo, Mo.•
Personal- Jennie Nichole Cohee was born on April 15, 1989 to Paul and Jennie Cohee in Chillicothe, Mo...Has one older brother, Paul (23)...A Pre-Law Personal- Kimberly Andrea Brown was born on November 13, 1990 in St. major...Graduated from Polo High School in 2007 where she ran track and field James, Jamaica...Has two brothers, ages 10 and 16...Enjoys listening to music in and played basketball...Earned All-District honors on the basketball court and her free time...Graduated from Manchester High School in 2009, where she ran helped lead the track and field team to four state championships...Was a two-time track and field for coach Jerry Holness. state champion for the Panthers in the 4x800-meter race...Also recruited by Baker University, William Penn University, Benedictine College, Central Methodist University and University of Central Missouri.
Manchester High School
fr. - Mid-Distance - Mandeville, Jamaica•
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Previous School Sr. - Distance - Holt, Mich.• Pronunciation So. -Hurdles/Sprints - Kansas City, Mo.• Holt High School IF-EEEE Indoor 2009 - Fessenden had a stellar indoor season, placing second in the E-HO-VEN 3000-meter race at the Mule Relays, with a time of 10:47.21...Took third in Indoor 2009 - Park’s indoor hurdling specialist, Ehovuon ran a time of 10.21, in the One-Mile Run on February 20 at the UCM Indoor Classic, with a time of the 60-meter hurdles at the Mule Relays on February 6 and ran a time of 1:07.72 5:27.54. in the 400-meter run at the same meet...Placed 10th in the 400-meter at the Outdoor 2009 - Ran a team best time of 5:09.05 in the 1500-meter race at the Highland Invitational on January 31. Gorilla Classic on April 11...Placed third in the 5000-meter run at the Gorilla Outdoor 2009 - Ran the fastest 100-meter hurdle time of any Pirate all season at Classic with a time of 18:47.05. the Mule Relays with a time of 19.16. Cross Country 2007- Took home 18th place at the Central Missouri Mule Personal- Born on June 6, 1990 to Carolyn and Anthony Ehovuon...has Run…Placed tenth at the Emporia State Invitational…Finished in fourth place at three siblings…majoring in Finance...will look to compete as a sprinter and hurthe MCAC meet…Took ninth at the Region IV meet…Took 129th at the 2007 dler this season for the Pirates…attended Winnetonka High School in Kansas NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championship. City, Mo…was an All-Conference recipient three years in a row at Winnetonka. Personal- Born on September 19, 1986 in Lansing, Mich.…has two older sisters…attended Holt High School in Holt, Mich.…qualified for state in cross country in 2002 and 2003…enjoys running, biking and swimming…majoring in Social Work. Winnetonka High School
Lee’s Summit High School
Fr. - Hurdles/Sprints -Lee’s Summit, Mo.•
Personal- Alycia Caresse Gamargo was born on October 8, 1990 in Kansas City, Mo...Mother is Clara Gamargo...Has one brother...Is undecided on a major...Looks to help the Pirates in the hurdles and sprints competitions this Spring...Graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 2009.
Lee’s Summit High School
Harkins Fr. -Hurdles/Sprints- Lee’s Summit, Mo.•
Personal- Alexandria LeAnn Harkins was born on October 29, 1988 to Dan and Jeanie Harkins...Spent one year at Park before transferring to UMKC last season, where she ran for coach Cliff Mitchell... Ran the 22nd fastest time in Park Women’s Cross Country history in 2007 with a time of 19:12 at the Southern Stampede meet.
Diamonique Previous School
Howard High School of Tech.
Fr. -Hurdles/Sprints- New Castle, Del.•
Gateway Community College
Personal- Diamonique Jordan was born on October 3, 1990...Mother is Rquel E. Jordan...Also recruited be Kansas City Kansas Community College and Hartford Community College...Attended Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Del...Activites in high school included the Business Professionals of America (BPA)...Plans to major in International Business...Will look to run in the 5K, 800-meter, 400-meter and 200-meter races for Park this season.
Jr. -Mid-Distance - Phoenix, Ariz.•
Personal- Melissa Marie Lyall was born on December 14, 1988 in Phoenix, Ariz..Majoring in Elementary Education...Came to Park for the outstanding track program and to run for coach Renshaw, along with the opportunity to study Elementary Education...Also recruited by University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Kansas Wesleyan University...Enjoys running and snowboarding...Went to Queen Creek High School where see helped lead the Bulldogs to four straight State Championships...Attended Gateway Community College for two years, earning All-American honors both years in cross country.
2009 Women’s Team
Casi Previous School
Smithville High School
So. -Jumps/Sprints - Smithville, Mo.• Home School
Indoor 2009 - Ran a time of 31.70 in the 200-meter run at the Highland Invitational meet. Outdoor 2009 - Placed eighth in the Long Jump, with a mark of 4.90m, at the Gorilla Classic...Took home ninth place in the Triple Jump at the Mule Relays, with a mark of 10.01m. Personal- Born on March 12, 1990 to Kay and Scott McCall…graduated from Smithville High School in 2008…a first team All-Conference and All-District soccer player at Smithville…majoring in Musical Theater.
Raytown South High School
Munter fr. - Distance - Raytown, Mo.•
Personal- Julie Marie Munter was born June 3, 1991 to Lisa and Andrew Munter in Kansas City, Mo...Also rectuited by Northwest Missouri State University and Metropolitan Community College...Plans to major in Bio Chemistry...Graduated from Raytown South High School, where she ran for Sean Aunn and Terry Scott...Earned All-Conference honors in the 1600 in 2008 and the 3200-meter race in 2009...Named to the honor roll at Raytown South in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009...Volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and helped with several food drives in the past.
So. -Distance- Parkville, Mo.•
Personal- Lindsey McDonald was born on March 24, 1991 to parents Jane and Roderick McDonald...Has three siblings ages ranging from, 22, 21 and 13... Plans to major in Graphic Design...Enjoys running and photography in her spare time.
Julie Previous School
Kanisha Previous School
Prince Williams High School
Murray So. -Jumps/Sprints - Nassau, Bahamas•
Indoor 2009 - Ran a time of 8.60 in the 60-meter dash at the Mule Relays back
on February 6. Outdoor 2009 - Took home 14th place in the 200-meter dash, with a time of 28.26 at the Mule Relays on April 17...At the Gorilla Classic, ran a time of 28.33, which was good for 24th place. Personal- Born on October 31, 1989 in Nassau, Bahamas…attended Prince William High School in the Bahamas…majoring in Accounting…enjoys dancing and is nicknamed Kay-K.
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Sr. - Mid-Distance - Nassau, Bahamas• Prince Williams High School Highlights 2007 and 2008 MCAC Runner of the Year
Indoor 2009 - One of the greatest 800-meter runners in the history of Park University, Nicolls is the school record holder in the 800-meter run in both the indoor and outdoor books...Nicolls broke Sondra Ellis’ 800-meter outdoor time of 2:16.00 with a time of 2:15.24 at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships on May 22...Nicolls ran the fastest 800-meter time of any Pirate in 2009, with a time of 2:20.55, which also won the event at the UCM Indoor Classic...Took home first-place in the 1500-meter race with a time of 5:13.77 at the Highland Invitational on Jan. 31. Outdoor 2009 - In the semifinal heat of the 800-meter race at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships, Nicolls ran a time of 2:15.24 which broke Park’s 20 year 800-meter record set by Sondra Ellis in 1989, who ran the race in 2:16.00. Nicolls finished in sixth-place in her heat that day...Nicolls also took first-place in the Mule Relays with a time of 2:17.89 on April 17 and placed first in the 800 with a time of 2:18.86 at the Missouri Southern Invitational on April 24. Cross Country 2008- Ran a terrific time of 19:17 and earned MCAC Runner of the Year honors for the second straight year...Against some strong NCAA Division I competition, finished in 16th place with a time of 20:40 at the KU Invitational on August 30...In one of the premiere races of the year, placed 34th with a time of 18:49 at the Southern Stampede meet on September 20... Finished a team best seventh place at the ESU Jock’s Nitch Invitaional with a time of 18:55 on October 3. Cross Country 2007- Earned MCAC Runner of the Year honor…Ran a lifetime best 18:32 to win the Region IV women’s cross country meet…Placed fifth at the Baker Invitational, helping the Pirates place second overall…Took seventh at the Emporia State Invitational. Indoor 2008- Took third in the 1000 meters at 3:09.44 at the Jawyawk classic…Placed first in the 1000 meters at the Scottie Open, with a time of 3:10.48…Broke the Park indoor school record in the 800 meters with a time of 2:19.77 at the Mule Relays. The previous record was held by Crystal Bethel , who ran a time of 2:20.0 in 2003…Broke her own record in the 800 meters at the 2008 NAIA Indoor Championships, with a time of 2:17.97. Outdoor 2008- Took first in the 1500-meter at the Emporia State Spring Twilight meet…Finished first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:23.18 and first in the 1500 meters at the Baker Invitational…Ran a lifetime best in the 1500 meters at 4:47.04 for an 11th place finish...Apart of the school record breaking 4x800 meter relay team with a time of 9:18.77. Personal- Born on May 6, 1988 to Icelyn and Roman Nicolls in Nassau, Bahamas…majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry…hobbies include listening to music, dancing, reading and hanging out with friends.
Previous School Prince Williams High School
Pratt So. - Distance - Nassau, Bahamas•
Cross Country 2008 - Placed 66th at the Bob Timmons Classic back on August 30, with a time of 26:41.5...Ran a time of 22:55 at the nationally recognized Southern Stampede meet, hosted by Missouri Southern State University on September 22...Ran another time of 22:55 at Emporia State’s Jock Nitch Invitational on Oct. 3. Outdoor 2008- Finished second in the women’s 400-meter run at the Northwest Missouri State Invitational. Personal- Born on April 20, 1989 to Annette and Jeffrey Pratt…a native of Nassau, Bahamas...majoring in Accounting and has three siblings…will compete in the 200-meter and 400-meter races for Park.
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Tashauna Previous School
Prince Williams High School
Sr. -Jumps/Sprints - Nassau, Bahamas• Smithville High School
Indoor 2009 - Consistently led the Pirates in jumping events all season long, Robinson took first-place in the triple jump event on Jan. 31 at the Highland Invitational with a mark of 11.13m...She also took third in the long jump event at the same meet with a mark of 5.39m. Outdoor 2009 - Had a fantastic performance at the Missouri Southern meet on April 24, by placing third in the long jump with a mark of 5.36m and fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 10.95m...Took home second-place in the triple jump at the Darrel Gourley Open, with a jump of 10.15m. Indoor 2008- Took seventh in the long jump and eighth in the triple jump at the Jayhawk Classic…Placed second in both the long and triple jump at the Scottie Open…Finished with a personal best of 17-03.25 in the long jump and a personal record in the triple jump with a mark of 37-02.25, at the 2008 NAIA Indoor Championships. Outdoor 2008- Finished fourth in the long jump and first in the triple jump with a mark of 37-01.25 at the Emporia State Spring Twilight…Placed third in the long jump and second in the triple jump at the Missouri Southern State meet…Qualified for the 2008 NAIA Outdoor Championships in the triple jump competition. Personal- Born on June 16, 1986 to Arthur and Delritta Robinson in Bunkers Hill, Jamaica…has seven siblings…majoring in Accounting…also recruited by East Tennessee State University.
Roland Fr. -Mid-Distance - Smithville, Mo.•
Personal- Born on June 25, 1990...Parents are Kim and Darrell Willis...Has three siblings, Nathan (22), Jacob (21) and Sara (17)...Was also recruited by Baker University...Enjoys reading, swimming, running and camping...Attended Smithville High, where she was coached by Eric Klingensmith...Roland was a four-time state qualifier in cross country and two-time state qualifier in track...Helped break the school record in the 4x800-meter race...Plans to major in Social Work.
Chillicothe High School
Sewell Fr. -Mid-Distance - Chillicothe, Mo.•
Personal- Kelsie Kathryn Sewell is the daughter of Terry and Sarah Gardner and was born in Trenton, Mo...Majoring in Sports Medicine, Sewell was also recruited by Northwest Missouri State and UMKC...Hobbies include running, swimming, shopping and hanging out with friends...Graduated from Chillicothe High School in 2009 and ran for coaches Karen Jackson and Rachael Ahlers... Ran track, played basketball and volleyball for the Hornets...Was a member of the honor roll, student council and spanish club at Chillicothe.
Sally Previous School
Kansas City Kansas CC
SACK So. -Distance- Kansas City, Kan.•
Personal- Sally Elizabeth Sack was born on Nov. 17, 1988 to parents Chris and Edgy Sack...Enjoys running, gardening and cleaning in her free time...Majoring in Elementary Education...Attended Kansas City Kansas Community College her freshman and sophomore year...Was awarded numerous academic honors in Previous School her time in High School and College including National Dean’s Honor Roll, Phit Hazelwood West High School Fr. -mid-dISTANCE- hAZELWOOD, Mo.• Theta Kappa and All Kansas Academic Team. Personal- Kayla Rachell Smith was born on November 14, 1990 to Sonya and Mark Smith in San Diego, Calif...Also recruited by Missouri Baptist and McKendree University...Enjoys hanging out with friends, talking on the phone and running in her free time...Attended Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood, Mo...Awarded All-Conference Honors in 2008 and 2009 for the Wildcats and won First-place in Districts in the 4x800-meter race in 2008...Took secondplace in the conference in the 4x800-meter race also in 2008.
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2009 Women’s Team
Danielle Previous School
Mondeor High School
Jr. -Sprints-Johannesburg, South Africa
Indoor 2009 - Placed eighth in the preliminary heat of the 55-meter dash with a time of 7.68, at the Highland Invitational...Placed 11th in the prelims at the UCM Indoor Classic in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.22...Took 21st in the preliminary heat of the 60-meter dash at the Mule Relays with a time of 8.28. Personal- Born on June 10, 1989 to Kenneth and Debbie Wills…a native of Johannesburg, South Africa…has two sisters…majoring in Mathematics….enjoys poetry, art, playing the piano and singing.
Lexi Previous School
Wilson So. -Mid-Distance- Nassau, Bahamas
Indoor 2009 - Took third place in the first meet of the season at the Highland Invitational on Jan. 31, with a time of 1:25.80 in the 500-meter run...Placed eighth in the 400-meter run with a time of 1:04.33 at the UCM Indoor Classic. Personal- Born on January 9, 1991 to Christine and Edwin…has five siblings…a native of Nassau, Bahamas…majoring in Geography…attended Westminster College in the Bahamas.
Oak Park High School
TUTU Jr. - Mid-Distance - Kansas City, Mo.•
Indoor 2009 - Tutu took home first-place in the 500-meter race at the Highland Invitational with a time of 1:24.36...Placed 13th at the Mule Relays in the 600-Yard run with a time of 1:35.01. Outdoor 2009 - Finished second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:20.09 at the Mule Relays on April 17...Placed sixth in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:22.15 at the Gorilla Classic. Cross Country 2008- Took 63rd at the nationally recognized Southern Stampede race on September 20...Finished 11th and helped Park to a fourth place team finish at the ESU Jock’s Nitch Invitational on October 3...Placed second at the MCAC Championship race on November 1, helping lead the Pirates to its fourth straight NAIA National Championship race...At the NAIA championship race in Kenosha, Wisc., Tutu ran a time of 20:08, good for 243rd place. Cross Country 2007- Led Park with a second place finish and a time of 11:59.13 at the Baker Invitational…Took 20th at the Emporia State Invitational…Placed third at the MCAC meet…Took seventh at the Regional meet. Indoor 2008- In her first Indoor event as a Pirate, Tutu helped lead the women’s distance medley team to a first place finish and new school record at the Jayhawk Classic…Broke the school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.21, at the Mule Relays…Finished tenth in the women’s 800-meter run at the NAIA Indoor Championships. Outdoor 2008- In the first Outdoor event of the season, Tutu ran for a first place finish in the 800-meter run…At the Kansas Relays, Tutu ran a personal best time of 2:18.89 for a seventh place finish in the women’s 800-meter run…Helped knock off a school record in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 9:18.77, at the 2008 NAIA Outdoor Championships. Personal- Born on April 24, 1989 to Amina and Phillip Tutu…also recruited by Missouri State and UMKC…ran for Oak Park High School under head coach Todd Warner…enjoys cooking and art.
2008 Cross Country Recap/results The 2008 men’s and women’s cross country squads proved again that they were one of the elite programs in not only the midwest but the country as well. For the fourth year in a row, the women’s team qualified for the NAIA National Championship meet in Kenosha, Wisc., and were crowned the 2008 MCAC champions. Park placed 25th in the NAIA meet and finished the year received votes in the national coaches poll. Junior Romona Nicolls was named the MCAC runner of the year and Park ended its MCAC run with a 1,2,3,4,5 finish and a perfect score in the MCAC Championship meet. Romona Nicolls finished the Conference meet in firstplace, while Maria Tutu took second, Erycka Fisher placed third, Melinda Jansen came in fourth and Keyon Harrison placed fifth. The men’s team was also crowned MCAC champions as it finished better as a team than any other MCAC squad at the NAIA National Qualifying meet in St. Louis, Mo. Despite the MCAC championship the men’s squad did not qualify for the men’s NAIA National meet in Kenosha. But, sophomore sensation Micah Conkling was named MCAC Runner of the Year and Trey Crawford was awarded the MCAC Freshman of the Year award. Head coach Brian Renshaw was also named the MCAC Coach of the Year on the men’s and women’s side. The Pirates began the 2008 season by traveling to NCAA Division I, University of Kansas for the Bob Timmons Classic on August 30. The women’s squad took fourth place in a loaded field of top talent schools, while the men placed sixth. Next up Park traveled to Joplin, Mo., to take on one of the premiere meets in the country, the Southern Stampede, hosted by Missouri Southern State University. The women’s squad fared well, placing 12th, while the men took 15th. The following week, Park traveled to NCAA Division II Emporia State for the Jock’s Nitch Invitational. Park’s women took fourth, while the men placed sixth. In its best showing of the year, the men’s squad placed second in its next race at the Haskell Invitational. The women also performed well, with a fourth-place finish. Post season play came next for the Pirates, as the women’s team competed in the MCAC Championship meet in Lawrence, Kan. hosted by Haskell Indian Nations University. For the fourth year in a row, Park University won the race and the six member team of Erycka Fisher, Keyon Harrison, Romona Nicolls, Maria Tutu, Melinda Jansen and Alexionette Pratt qualified for the NAIA National meet. On November 22 in Kenosha, Wisc. the Pirate women placed 25th out of 32 teams. The men’s squad finished its season at the NAIA National Qualifying meet and earned the MCAC Championship.
2008 Men’s Cross Country Results
2008 Women’s Cross Country Results
6th Place - Bob Timmons Classic hosted by University of Kansas, August 30. 4th Place - Bob Timmons Classic hosted by University of Kansas, August 30. 15th Place - Southern Stampede hosted by Missouri Southern State, Sept. 20. 12th Place - Southern Stampede hosted by Missouri Southern State, Sept. 20. 6th Place - Jock’s Nitch Invitational hosted by Emporia State, October 3.
4th Place - Jock’s Nitch Invitational hosted by Emporia State, October 3.
2nd Place - Haskell Invitational hosted by Haskell Indian Nations, Oct. 11
4th Place - Haskell Invitational hosted by Haskell Indian Nations, Oct. 11
1st Place - NAIA National Qualifying Meet, MCAC Champions, Nov. 7
1st Place - MCAC Championship meet, hosted by Haskell Indian Nations, Nov. 1
25th Place - NAIA National Championship Meet, Kenosha, Wisc., Nov. 22
Micah Conkling - MCAC Runner of the Year
Trey Crawford - MCAC Freshman of the Year
Romona Nicolls - MCAC Runner of the Year
Eric Zorn - MCAC First-Team Selection
Erycka Fishder - Qualified for NAIA Nationals
Will Zibers - MCAC First-Team Selection
Keyon Harrison - Qualified for NAIA Nationals
Tyler Kranz - MCAC First-Team Selection
Melinda Jansen - NAIA Scholar-Athlete
Zach Smith - MCAC Second-Team Selection
Alexionette Pratt - Qualified for NAIA Nationals
Zach Towers - MCAC Second-Team Selection
Maria Tutu - Qualified for NAIA Nationals
Brian Renshaw - MCAC Coach of the Year
Brian Renshaw - MCAC Coach of the Year
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Cross Country Records Park University Men’s Cross Country Top 25 List NAME TIME 1. Chris Halliman 24:30 2. Blas Guerra 24:31 3. Endashaw Yimer 24:33 4. Lenin Geurra 24:37 5. Rick Blount 24:48 6. Jim Springer 24:49 7. Mabior Atem 24:50 8. Phil Hudnall 24:54 9. Dave Mitchell 25:08 10. Joe Manning 25:10 11. John Vargas 25:11 12. Keith Longuski 25:13 13. Bryan Blackford 25:14 14. Brian Hoffman 25:15 15. Brad Webber 25:19 16. Phil Hoffman 25:30 17. Tim Barney 25:31 18. Mike Bongartz 25:32 19. Daniel Harkins 25:33 20. Shawn Smith 25:37 21. Ray Cummisky 25:52 22. Mike Jackson 25:55 23. Jeremy Spreitzer 25:58 24. John Vest 25:59 25. Ted Heater 26:07
YEAR 1981 1985 2005 1992 1982 1984 2002 1992 1981 1981 1983 2006 1980 1982 1983 1982 1992 1982 2006 1991 1978 1997 1997 1983 1993
Park University Women’s Cross Country Top 25 List
PLACE OF MEET Bethany, Kan. Olathe, Kan. Louisville, Ky. Fayette, Mo. Parkville, Mo. Olathe, Kan. Southwestern, Kan. Fayette, Mo. Bethany, Kan. Springfield, Mo. Bethany, Kan. Emporia, Kan. Bartlesville, Ok. Parkville, Mo. Pittsburg, Kan. Parkville, Mo. Fayette, Mo. Pittsburg, Kan. Louisville, Ky. Joplin, Mo. Point Lookout, Mo. Southwestern, Kan. Southwester, Kan. Parkville, Mo. Liberty, Mo.
NAME TIME 1. Mikki Massey 17:17 2. Tracey Pelchat 17:35 3. Carol Roberts 18:01 4. Ayda Sandoval 18:13 5. Maria Medina 18:14 6. Barbara Puckett 18:31 7. Romona Nicolls 18:32 8. Pam Hill 18:37 9. Tracey Luh 18:40 10. Dina Yakata 18:40 11. Crystal Bethel 18:47 12. Heidi Metz 18:48 13. Sarah Hopkins 18:54 14. Marla Mitchell 18:56 15. Sara Pitia 18:56 16. Cathy Gebhards 18:58 17. Rachel Fessenden 18:59 18. Rachelle Peters 19:01 19. Erycka Fisher 19:05 20. Jessica Ferguson 19:07 21. Maria Tutu 19:08 22. Alex Harkins 19:12 23. Keyon Harrison 19:19 24. Becky Tackett 19:25 25. Melinda Jansen 19:28
YEAR 1999 1984 1984 1992 1993 1981 2007 1983 1981 2005 2003 1993 2007 1982 2007 1979 2007 1985 2007 2002 2007 2007 2007 2006 2005
PLACE OF MEET Joplin, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Liberty, Mo. Fayette, Mo. Bethany, Kan. Omaha, Neb. Kansas City, Mo. Parkside, Wisc. Southwestern, Kan. Joplin, Mo. Liberty, Mo. Joplin, Mo. Pittsburg, Kan. Omaha, Neb. St. Louis. Mo. Joplin, Mo. Parkville, Mo. Omaha, Neb. Southwestern, Kan. Omaha, Neb. Joplin, Mo. Joplin, Mo. Southwestern, Kan. Joplin, Mo.
TOP FINSIH AT NATIONALS 4th MIKKI MASSEY
TOP FINSIH AT NATIONALS 3rd ENDASHAW YIMER
The above list is a compilation of the top 25 times posted by a Park University cross country participant. An athlete may have his/her name posted only once throughout their career.
Mabior Atem posted the seventh fastest time of any men’s cross country athlete at Park University and earned NAIA All-American status in 2002.
Becky Tackett (left) cracked the Top 25 list in 2006 with her 19:25 time at the Southwestern Invitational meet.
Keyon Harrison (right) graduated from Park University in 2009 and posted the 23rd fastest time of any women’s cross country runner. Harrison was also an All-American for Park’s track and field team.
2009 Track and Field Recap 2009 was another stellar year for the Park University men’s and women’s track and field squad. The Pirates featured one of the fastest male sprinters in the country in junior Sadiki James and had consistently superb performances from veteran runners Erycka Fisher and Romona Nicolls. The Pirates began 2009 at the Highland Indoor Invitational on Jan. 31. The women’s squad took home eight first-place winners and dominated the competition from the start. Freshman Tina Gaines took home first in the 200-meter run with a time of 27.09 and fellow sprinter Fisher also took home first-place in the 400-meter with a time of 1:01.47. The men’s squad also blew past the competition capturing many top five finshes of their own. Three Pirates finished in the top 10 in the 500-meter run as Devin Haddix took home second with a time of 1:09.64, Luke Wolkers placed sixth with a mark of 1:11.98 and Zack Smith took eight with a time of 1:12.77. Next up for the Pirates on the indoor schedule was the Mule Relays, hosted by University of Central Missouri. Senior Rachel Fessenden ran the fastest 3000-meter race of the indoor season for any Pirate, with her time of 10:47.21 and a stellar second place finish. Also at the Mule Relays, Park’s 4x400-Yard relay team, took fifth-place with a quick time of 4:12.22. As for the men’s squad, James ran the fastes 60-meter time of any Pirate all season long, with a time of 6.93 and a seventh place finish. Senior Arries Scott also performed well that day, running a swift 200-meter time of 22.64. James and Fisher eventually qualified for the NAIA Indoor National Championship meet in Johnson City, Tenn. from March 5-7. James qualified in the 60-meter race, while Fisher qualified for the 600-meter national race. James eventually finshed fourth in his preliminary heat at nationals, with a time of 6.99, but did not qualify for the final heat. Fisher ran a time of 1:38.72, good for 3rd-place in her heat and 15th best time on the day. Despite the great effort, Fisher did not qualify to run in the championship heat the next day. Park began the 2009 outdoor season at rival William Jewell’s Darrel Gourley Open on April 4. Haddix and Wolkers ran solid times in their perspective meets for the men’s squad, as Wolkers took home second-place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.36 and Haddix ran a solid time of 50.29 in the 400-meter, which was also good for second-place. Gaines won the 100-meter race, with a time of 12.34, outrunning not only top NAIA competitors but NCAA runners as well. Her mark of 12.34 was the fastest 100-meter time any Pirate all season. Gaines also won the 200-meter race that day, with a time of 26.56. Fisher also won the 400-meter race with a time of 1:07.29. On April 11, the Pirates traveled to NCAA D-II foe Pittsburg State University for the Gorilla Classic meet. Nicolls had a terrific meet, placing third in the 800-meter race, with a time of 2:16.09 and jumper Tashauna Robinson also fared well at the meet, with her long jump mark of 5.15m, good for fourth place. The Pirates qualified three athletes for the NAIA Outdoor National Championship meet in Edwardsville, Ill. on May 21-23, as James, Fisher and Nicolls attempted to bring home a championship to Park. Fisher ran a time of 1:04.18, which was good for third place in her heat and qualified for the semifinal heat. Fisher eventually took fifth-place in her heat with a time of 1:03.22, which was not quite quick enough to qualify for the finals. James too qualified for the semifinal heat in the 100-meter race, as he ran a time of 11:05 in the preliminaries. He decreased his time in the semifinal heat with a time of, 10.92, good seventh-place in the heat, but not enough to get him in the final race. Nicolls stole the show for the Pirates in the 800-meter race, as she ran a time of 2:15.24 in the 800 and broke Park’s all-time school record, that was once held by Sondra Ellis. Ellis ran the 800 in 2:16.00 way back in 1989. Despite setting the new school record, Nicolls placed sixth in her heat and did not qualify for the finals.
Sadiki James (left) will look to return to the NAIA National Championship meets again this season as he finishes his last season with the Pirates.
Erycka Fisher (left) ran in four straight NAIA Cross Country National Championships and qualified for the 2009 NAIA Indoor National Championship in the 600-meter race.
2009 Indoor Track Season Results
55-Meter Dash Sadiki James (Jr.) 6.52 (4th Place-Prelims) Highland Invitational1/31/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 6.58 (5th Place-Prelims) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 60-Meter Dash Sadiki James (Jr.) 6.93 (7th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 6.95 (2nd-Prlims) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 6.97 (10th Place-Prelims) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Armondo Groves (Fr.) 7.17 (27th Place-Prelims) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Armondo Groves (Fr.) 7.32 (19th-Prelims) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 200-Meter Dash Arries Scott (Sr.) 22.64 (9th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 23.21 (22nd Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 23.36 (9th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Devin Haddix (Sr.) 23.45 (27th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Arries Scott (Sr.) 23.51 (13th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 400-Meter Run Devin Haddix (Sr.) 51.08 (8th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Devin Haddix (Sr.) 51.12 (6th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Arries Scott (Sr.) 51.73 (13th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Arries Scott (Sr.) 52.36 (10th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Arries Scott (Sr.) 53.02 (3rd Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 500-Meter Run Devin Haddix (Sr.) 1:09.64 (2nd Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Luke Wolkers (Jr.) 1:11.98 (6th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Zach Smith (Fr.) 1:12.77 (8th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Cordell Hylton (So.) 1:15.54 (15th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Eric Zorn (Fr.) 1:16.32 (16th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 800-Meter Run Zach Smith (Fr.) 2:02.84 (6th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Zach Smith (Fr.) 2:05.04 (17th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Joel Chirchir (Fr.) 2:09.17 (11th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Eric Zorn (Fr.) 2:09.66 (11th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Nathan Raines (Fr.) 2:10.08 (23rd Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 600 Yard Race Lenes Chery (Sr.) 1:20.35 (28th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Lenes Chery (Sr.) 1:20.74 (9th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 3000-Meter Micah Conkling (So.) 9:27.52 (13th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Tyler Kranz (So.) 9:29.58 (14th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Trey Crawford (Fr.) 9:39.09 (17th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Will Zibers (Fr.) 9:44.59 (15th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 1500-Meter Run Tyler Kranz (So.) 4:24.88 (7th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Micah Conkling (So.) 4:30.58 (9th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Trey Crawford (Fr.) 4:39.76 (18th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Ben Zibers (Jr.) 4:50.74 (26th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 5000-Meter Run Micah Conkling (So.) 16:37.04 (18th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Tyler Kranz (So.) 16:41.35 (20th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Trey Crawford (Fr.) 17:17.53 (26th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 One Mile Run Joel Chirchir (Fr.) 4:35.46 (12th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Joel Chirchir (Fr.) 4:35.90 (7th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Tyler Kranz (So.) 4:39.25 (14th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Eric Zorn (Fr.) 5:10.16 (29th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Long Jump Armondo Groves (Fr.) 6.85m (7th Place) Mule Relays 2/7/2009 Charles Hinton (So.) 6.73m (5th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Armondo Groves (Fr.) 6.55m (8th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Triple Jump Charles Hinton (So.) 13.42m (2nd Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009
60-Meter Dash Tina Gaines (Fr.) 8.01 (7th-Prelims) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Danielle Wills (So.) 8.22 (11th-Prelims) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Danielle Wills (So.) 8.28 (21st Place-Prelim) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 Kanisha Murray (Fr.) 8.60 (36th Place-Prelim) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 60-Meter Hurdles Iffie Ehovuon (Fr.) 10.21 (23rd Place-Prelim) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 55-Meter Dash Tina Gaines (Fr.) 7.33 (2nd Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Tina Gaines (Fr.) 7.37 (1st Place-Prelim) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Danielle Wills (So.) 7.68 (8th place-Prelim) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Kayla Ostrander (Fr.) 8.80 (26th-place-Prelim) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 200-Meter Run Tina Gaines (Fr.) 26.65 (11th Place) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 Erycka Fisher (Sr.) 26.67 (3rd Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Tina Gaines (Fr.) 26.75 (4th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Tina Gaines (Fr.) 27.09 (1st Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Erycka Fisher (Sr.) 27.10 (1st Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 400-Meter Run Erycka Fisher (Sr.) 1:00.74 (11th Place) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 Erycka Fisher (Sr.) 1:01.47 (1st Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Lexi WiIson (Fr.) 1:04.33 (8th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 ffie Ehovuon (Fr.) 1:07.72 (27th Place) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 Iffie Ehovuon (Fr.) 1:10.53 (10th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 500-Meter Run Maria Tutu (Sr.) 1:24.36 (1st Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Lexi Wilson (Fr.) 1:25.80 (3rd Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 800-Meter Run Romona Nicolls (Jr.) 2:20.55 (1st Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Romona Nicolls (Jr.) 2:21.00 (2nd Place) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 Romona Nicolls (Jr.) 2:29.58 (1st Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Melinda Jansen (Sr.) 2:34.92 (3rd Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Rachel Fessenden (Sr.)2:35.13 (4th Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 600-Yard Run Erycka Fisher (Sr.) 1:28.02 (1st Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Maria Tutu (So.) 1:35.01 (13th Place Mule Relays 2/6/2009 3000-Meter Run Rachel Fessenden (Sr.) 10:47.21 (2nd Place) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 Rachel Fessenden (Sr.) 10:52.71 (5th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Melinda Jansen (Sr.) 11:28.20 (9th Place) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 1500-Meter Run Romona Nicolls (Jr.) 5:13.77 (1st Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Rachel Fessenden (Sr.) 5:14.59 (2nd Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Melinda Jansen (Sr.) 5:21.89 (3rd Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 One-Mile Run Rachel Fessenden (Sr.) 5:27.54 (4th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Melinda Jansen (Sr.) 5:40.85 (9th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 55-Meter Hurdles Iffie Ehovuon (Fr.) 9.50 (4th Place-Prelims) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 4x400-Meter Relay Park University “A” 4:14.14 (1st Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 4x400-Yard Relay Park University ‘A’ 4:12.22 (5th Place) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 Long Jump Tashauna Robinson (Sr.)5.39m (3rd Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 5.33 m (3rd Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Triple Jump Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 11.13m (1st Place) Highland Invitational 1/31/2009 Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 10.93m (5th Place) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 10.69m (4th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009 Casi McCall (Fr.) 9.55m (16th Place) Mule Relays 2/6/2009 Casi McCall (Fr.) 9.44 m (7th Place) UCM Indoor Classic 2/20/2009
2009 Outdoor Track Season Results Mens Results
WOMENS RESULTS 100 Meter Dash Tina Gaines (Fr.) Tina Gaines (Fr.) Tina Gaines (Fr.) Tina Gaines (Fr.) Erycka Fisher (Fr.) Tina Gaines (Fr.) 100 Meter Hurdles Iffie Ehovuon (Fr.) Iffie Ehovuon (Fr.) 200 Meter Dash Tina Gaines (Fr.) Tina Gaines (Fr.) Tina Gaines (Fr.) Kanisha Murray (Fr.) Kanisha Murray (Fr.) 400 Meter Run Erycka Fisher (Sr.) 400-Meter Hurdles Erycka Fisher (Sr.) Erycka Fisher (Sr.) Erycka Fisher (Sr.) Erycka Fisher (Sr.) 800 Meter Run Romona Nicolls (Jr.) Romona Nicolls (Jr.) Romona Nicolls (Jr.) Romona Nicolls (Jr.) Romona Nicolls (Jr.) 1500 Meter Run Rachel Fessenden Rachel Fessenden Rachel Fessenden 3000 Meter Run Rachel Fessenden 5000 Meter Run Rachel Fessenden Long Jump
12.34 (1st Place)
Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 4/17/2009 12.48 (3rd Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 12.60 (1st-Prelims) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 12.71 (8th Place-Prelim) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 12.64 (7th-Prelims) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 12.42 (3rd Place-Prelim) Mule Relays
19.92 (12th-Prelims) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 19.16 (21st-Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 25.83 (6th Place) 25.89 (4th Place) 26.56 (1st Place) 26.78 (10th Place) 28.26 (14th Place)
Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 Missouri Southern 4/24/2009 Mule Relays 4/17/2009
1:07.29 (1st Place)
Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009
1:02.81 (2nd Place) 1:03.22 (5th Place) 1:04.61 (3rd Place) 1:05.26 (1st Place)
ESU Twilight NAIA Natl Champ Gorilla Classic Missouri Southern
5/9/2009 5/22/2009 4/11/2009 4/24/2009
2:15.24 (6th Place) 2:16.09 (3rd Place) 2:16.90 (4th Place) 2:17.89 (1st Place) 2:18.86 (1st Place)
NAIA Natl Champ Gorilla Classic ESU Twilight Mule Relays Missouri Southern
5/22/2009 4/11/2009 5/9/2009 4/17/2009 4/24/2009
5:09.05 (12th Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 5:12.14 (11th Place) Missouri Southern 4/24/2009 5:12.88 (5th Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 11:01.35 (7th Place) Gorilla Classic
18:47.05 (3rd Place) Mule Relays
Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 5.36m (3rd Place) Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 5.15m (4th Place) Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 4.92m (3rd Place)
Casi McCall (Fr.)
4.90m (8th Place)
Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 4.87m (14th Place)
Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 10.95m (4th Place) Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 10.68m (7th Place) Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 10.15m (2nd Place) Tashauna Robinson (Sr.) 10.14m (11th Place)
Casi McCall (Fr.)
10.01m (9th Place)
Missouri Southern Gorilla Classic Darrel Gourley Open Gorilla Classic Mule Relays
4/24/2009 4/11/2009 4/4/2009 4/11/2009 4/17/2009
Missouri Southern 4/24/2009 Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 Mule Relays 4/17/2009
100 Meter Dash Sadiki James (Jr.) 10.53 (1st Place) Missouri Southern 4/24/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 10.63 (2nd Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 10.76 (2nd Place-Prelim) Missouri Southern 4/24/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 10.76 (4th Place) ESU Twilight 5/9/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 10.77 (4th Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 110 Meter Hurdles DJ Taylor (Fr.) 15.71 (5th Place-Prelims) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 DJ Taylor (Fr.) 16.16 (8th Place-Prelims) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 DJ Taylor (Fr.) 16.44 (5th Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 DJ Taylor (Fr.) 16.57 (5th Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 200 Meter Dash Sadiki James (Jr.) 22.02 (7th Place) Missouri Southern 4/24/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 22.14 (5th Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 22.16 (9th-Prelim) ESU Twilight 5/9/2009 Sadiki James (Jr.) 22.23 (5th Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Armondo Groves (Fr.) 22.29 (11th Place) Missouri Southern 4/24/2009 400 Meter Dash Devin Haddix (Sr.) 49.30 (2nd Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 Devin Haddix (Sr.) 49.87 (4th Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Devin Haddix (Sr.) 50.29 (2nd Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 Arries Scott (Sr.) 50.41 (3rd Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 Lenes Chery (Sr.) 52.74 (24th Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 400 Meter Hurdles Luke Wolkers (Jr.) 57.74 (9th Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Luke Wolkers (Jr.) 58.36 (2nd Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 Luke Wolkers (Jr.) 58.75 (5th Place) Missouri Southern 4/24/2009 Luke Wolkers (Jr.) 1:00.99 (4th Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 Lenes Chery (Sr.) 1:01.87 (11th Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 800 Meter Run Zach Smith (Fr.) 1:59.28 (11th Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Zach Smith (Fr.) 2:00.43 (19th Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 Zach Smith (Fr.) 2:02.46 (12th Place) Missouri Southern 4/24/2009 Nathan Raines (Fr.) 2:03.54 (21st Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Zach Smith (Fr.) 2:04.84 (6th Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 10000 Meter Run Trey Crawford (Fr.) 34:15.46 (10th Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Micah Conkling (So.) 34:31.35 (11th Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Ben Zibers (Jr.) 35:51.41 (12th Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 1500 Meter Run Joel Chirchir (Fr.) 4:17.85 (4th Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 Joel Chirchir (Fr.) 4:15.87 (6th Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Tyler Kranz (So.) 4:16.85 (7th Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Will Zibers (Fr.) 4:19.83 (8th Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Eric Zorn (Fr.) 4:21.76 (33rd Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 5000 Meter Run Tyler Kranz (So.) 16:15.47 (12th Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 Trey Crawford (Fr.) 16:25.68 (14th Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 Ben Zibers (Jr.) 16:45.42 (19th Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 Trey Crawford (Fr.) 17:05.10 (6th Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 Ben Zibers (Jr.) 17:29.45 (8th Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 3000 Meter Steeplechase Micah Conkling (So.) 10:25.17 (2nd Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 Will Zibers (Fr.) 10:40.95 (7th Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 Will Zibers (Fr.) 10:44.00 (3rd Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009 Long Jump Armondo Groves (Fr.) 6.67m (6th Place) Missouri Southern 4/24/2009 Armondo Groves (Fr.) 6.54m (6th Place) Gorilla Classic 4/11/2009 Armondo Groves (Fr.) 6.42m (12th Place) Mule Relays 4/17/2009 Armondo Groves (Fr.) 6.16m (2nd Place) Darrel Gourley Open 4/4/2009
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Park University Track and Field Men’s Outdoor Top Ten All-Time List Men Outdoor Top Ten 100 METERS Rank Name Mark 1 Tim Brown 10.40 2 Byron VonLeggett 10.45 3 Shannon Graves 10.51 4 Sadiki James 10.53 5 Mike Cooper 10.54 6 Kevin Hudgins 10.70 6 Bryon Words 10.70 8 Arries Scott 10.74 9 Ron Pearl 10.74 10 Johnnie Winston 10.77 200 METERS Rank Name Mark 1 Byron VonLeggett 21.37 2 Tim Brown 21.40 3 Shannon Graves 21.63 4 Kevin Hudgins 21.98 5 Josh Shaffer 21.98 6 Sadiki James 22.02 7 Chris Pryor 22.15 7 Gilbert Chapel 22.15 9 Johnnie Winston 22.17 10 Derrick Garner 22.22 400 METERS Rank Name Mark 1 Chris Pryor 47.84 2 Gilbert Chapel 48.20 3 O’Keife Richards 48.34 4 Tim Brown 48.60 5 Arries Scott 48.74 6 Craig Booker 48.75 7 Mike Newton 49.29 8 Devin Haddix 49.39 9 Douglas Bell 49.50 10 Vernon Harlan 49.51 800 METERS Rank Name Mark 1 Craig Booker 1:51.04 2 Mabior Atem 1:52.13 3 Eddie Hicks 1:52.40 4 Matt Magee 1:53.80 5 Mike Jackson 1:54.29 6 Mike Newton 1:54.88 7 Emmanuel Ngega 1:54.97 8 Ron Chisolm 1:55.24 9 Jason Williams 1:55.39 10 Jim Nelson 1:55.69 1500 METERS Rank Name Mark 1 Mike Jackson 3:50.98 2 Mabior Atem 3:51.01 3 David Mitchell 3:53.60 4 Russell Morrell 3:54.90 5 Lenin Guerra 3:55.99 6 Joel Greener 3:58.92 7 Jim Nelson 3:59.36 8 Dave More 4:00.00 9 Jim Springer 4:01.37 10 Chris Hallinan 4:01.40 STEEPLE Rank Name Mark 1 Chris Perone 9:06.14 2 Phil Hoffman 9:25.90 3 Dave Mitchell 9:32.24 4 Scott Albregts 9:43.55 5 Mabior Atem 9:44.39 6 John Vest 9:45.99 7 David More 9:49.31 8 Jason Spreitzer 9:58.40 9 Mike Jackson 9:59.09 10 Joe Manning 10:05.20 5000 METERS Rank Name Mark 1 Lenin Guerra 14:31.16 2 Chris Hallinan 14:41.80 3 Jeremy Spreitzer 14:42.00 4 Steve Hunter 14:51.00 5 Mobior Atem 14:59.86 6 Endashaw Yimer 15:02.24 7 Phil Hudnell 15:15:.20 8 Brian Hoffman 15:17.00 9 Mike Bongartz 15:17.12 10 Jim Springer 15:18.27 10000 METERS Rank Name Mark 1 Jeremy Spreitzer 30:17.90 2 David Mitchell 31:07.44 3 Phil Hudnell 31:34.80 4 Endashaw Yimer 31:38.81 5 Keith Longuski 32:02.70 6 Chris Perrone 32:10.00 7 Jaimal Sherqill 32:38.00 8 Tim Barney 32:39.12
Year 1985 1992 1992 2009 1981 1993 2000 2006 1980 1987 Year 1992 1985 1992 1993 1999 2009 1991 1989 1988 1988 Year 1991 1989 2000 1985 2008 1992 1989 2006 2002 1984 Year 1992 2004 1985 1989 1998 1989 1994 1981 2000 1982 Year 1998 2002 1982 1994 1994 1989 1983 1985 1987 1980 Year 1986 1982 1982 1987 2001 1984 1983 1997 1997 1982 Year 1994 1981 1998 1988 2003 2005 1993 1984 1984 1987 Year 1998 1981 1994 2005 2004 1984 1988 1993
9 Rick Blount 10 Lenin Guerra HALF-MARATHON RANK NAME 1 Mabior Atem 2 Keith Longuski 3 Jeremy Spreitzer 4 Josh McKinzie MARATHON RANK NAME 1 Brad Webber 2 Blas Guerra 3 Rusty Collins 4 Tim Barney 5 Jaimal Sherqill 6 Bruce Wood HIGH JUMP RANK NAME 1 Adrian Davis 2 Denzel Williams 3 Herb Martin 4 Stephan Freidlefsson 5 Mike York 6 Andre Beverly 7 Lawrence Butler 8 Keith Zimmerkee 9 Bill Embry 10 Aaron Irvine TRIPLE JUMP RANK NAME 1 Charles Nance 2 Rich Henry 3 Edward Hinton 4 Kevin Epps 5 Bill Embry 6 Scott Henning LONG JUMP RANK NAME 1 Andre Beverly 2 Herb Martin 3 Lawrence Butler 4 Charles Nance 5 Edward Hinton 6 Denzel Williams 7 Chris Kear 8 Kyle Conkling 9 Kenneth Brooks 10 Armondo Groves SHOT PUT RANK NAME 1 Ken Burnett 2 Adam Beltran 3 Bill Embry 4 Scott White 5 Jeramiah Willies 6 Emmanuel Hoffman 7 Lawrence Butler 8 James Cole 9 Chris Burton 10 David King DISCUS RANK NAME 1 Wayne Schope 2 Wamon Watson 3 Ken Burnett 4 Eliot Patridge 5 Bill Embry 6 Adam Beltran 7 Mark Swift 8 Emmanuel Hoffman JAVLIN RANK NAME 1 Mark Swift 2 Steve Spencer 3 Robbie Masoner 4 Wayne Schope 5 Sean Fister 6 Elmer Becker 7 Berg Heskin 8 Mitch Black 9 Lawrence Butler 10 Jeramiah Willies HAMMER RANK NAME 1 Robbie Masoner 2 James Cole POLEVAULT RANK NAME 1 Sean Fister 2 Matt Hart 3 Lance Adams 4 Marty Hawkins 4 John Ford 4 Jon Gerlach
MARK 1:13.07 1:13.10 1:13.23 1:26.55
YEAR 2002 2002 1997 2002
MARK 2:25.39 2:35.35 2:45.33 2:46.22 2:56.00 3:14.00
YEAR 1984 1985 1985 1993 1985 1979
MARK 6’11.5” 6’11” 6’10.75” 6’6” 6’4” 6’4” 6’4’’ 6’2” 6’1” 6’0”
YEAR 1992 2004 1992 1981 1981 1989 2006 1989 1979 1989
MARK 49’11.75” 49’5” 46’7.50” 46’ 43’10” 43’3”
YEAR 1985 1990 2008 1980 1979 1982
MARK 23’11.50” 23’6” 23’2.5” 23’1” 22’7.25” 22’ 7.00’’ 22’5” 22’4’’ 21’11.25” 21’10.75”
YEAR 1989 1992 2005 1983 2008 2003 1980 2006 1991 2009
MARK 48’5.50” 45’3” 42’0” 41’5” 38’1.5” 38’3” 37’2.75” 36’9” 34’10.50” 32’1.25”
YEAR 1984 1996 1981 1980 2005 1990 2006 2000 1996 1995
MARK 167’4” 163’1” 147’0” 144’6” 130’4” 126’9” 126’ 111’5”
YEAR 1985 1994 1984 1991 1979 1996 1980 1990
MARK 213’ 204’ 190’10” 188’1” 180’ 167” 151’ 00” 141’3.5’ 139’10” 134’4”
YEAR 1982 1982 2004 1984 1983 1989 2003 2005 2006 2005
MARK 152’3” 70’ 3”
YEAR 2004 2000
MARK 15’10.5” 15’9” 15’6” 15’0” 15’0” 15’0”
YEAR 1983 1988 1984 1983 1983 1986
7 Rick Tucker 14’6” 8 Ken Brown 13’6” 9 Aaron Irvine 13’6” 10 Joe Skaptason 12’6” 110-METER HURDLES RANK NAME MARK 1 Herb Martin 14.30 2 Charles Nance 15.08 3 Andre Beverly 15.10 4 Jeramie Burns 15.17 5 Lawrence Butler 15.59 6 Deamos Taylor 15.71 7 Jamie Neptune 15.81 8 Antowin Edwards 15.99 9 David Slavin 16.04 10 Bill Embry 17.30 400-METER HURDLES RANK NAME MARK 1 Jeramie Burns 55.02 2 Charles Nance 57.29 3 Robert Bognar 57.66 4 Luke Wolkers 57.74 5 Gareth Spencer 58.33 6 David Slavin 58.40 7 Mitchell Black 59.00 8 Robert Pavlovic 59.19 9 Andre Beverly 59.62 10 Lawrence Butler 59.91 4X100 RANK NAME MARK 1 Hinton, Scott, French, Pennington 41.18 2 Groves, Scott, Haddix, James 41.78 3 Graves, Short, Booker, VonLeggett 41.80 4 Graves, Short, Booker, VonLeggett 41.83 5 Parker, Scott, Conkling, Burns 41.83 6 Hinton, Scott, French, Penninton 41.89 7 Pryor, Weston, Graves, Short 42.05 8 Words, Shafer, Richards, Jeffries 42.10 9 Parker, Scott, Conkling, Burns 42.11 10 Hinton, Scott, French, Pennington 42.18 4X400 RANK NAME MARK 1 Salama, Booker, Fowler, Pryor 3:15.00 2 Richards, Words, Shaffer, Jackson 3:15.17 3 Richards, Words, Shaffer, Jackson 3:15.78 4 Brown, Gregory, Hicks, Nance 3:16.06 5 Pavlovic, Richards, Words, Shaffer 3:16.14 6 Salama, Booker, Fowler, Pryor 3:17.05 7 3:17.87 8 Scott, French, Burns, Haddix 3:17.87 9 Scott, French, Burns, Haddix 3:17.95 10 3:17.97 Updated on 6/30/2009
1983 1982 1989 1982 YEAR 1992 1993 1989 2006 2006 2009 1983 1995 1981 1979 YEAR 2006 1983 2000 2009 1990 1982 2005 2000 1989 2008 YEAR 2008 2009 1992 1992 2006 2008 1991 2000 2006 2008 YEAR 1991 2000 2000 1985 2000 1991 1990 2006 2006 1989
Men’s Indoor All-Time Records Event
M. Gregory, E. Hicks, C. Nance, T. Brown
R. Chisolm, E. Hicks, B. Hoffman, J.Nelson
D. More, C. Perrone, M. Gregory, T. Brown
Adrian Davis, Herb Martin 6’10.50”
Park University Track and Field Women’s Outdoor Top Ten All-Time List 100 METERS Rank Name 1 Jasamine Sampson 2 Shurhea Mitchell 3 Jackie Young 4 Thelma Broxey 5 Keisha Robb 6 Natasha Kieser 7 Tina Gaines 8 Tami Freeman 9 Angie Houston 10 Carolyn Ross 200 METERS Rank Name 1 Jasamine Sampson 2 Keisha Robb 3 Shurhea Mitchell 4 Thelma Broxey 5 Crystal Bethel 6 Jackie Young 7 Tami Freeman 8 Keyon Harrison 9 Gwen Elliot 10 Natasha Kieser 400 METERS Rank Name 1 Jasamine Sampson 2 Tami Freeman 3 Crystal Bethel 4 Keyon Harrison 5 Gwen Elliot 6 Thelma Broxey 7 Reagan Mackey 8 Kecia Ward 9 Heather Jones 10 Sondra Ellis 800 METERS Rank Name 1 Romona Nicolls 2 Sondra Ellis 3 Sara Pitia 4 Nikki Simmons 5 Crystal Bethel 6 Cathy Gebhards 7 Maria Tutu 8 Bernise Jackson 8 Heather Jones 10 Heather Cruz 1500 METERS Rank Name 1 Mikki Massey 2 Tammy Emerson 3 Romona Nicolls 4 Maria Medina 5 Dina Yakata 6 Nikki Simmons 7 Jessica Ferguson 8 Shannon Turner 9 Sara Pitia 10 Melinda Jansen 3000 METERS Rank Name 1 Mikki Massey 2 Maria Medina 3 Shannon Turner 4 Jessica Ferguson 5 Hiedi Metz 6 Rachel Fessenden 7 Ayda Sandoval 8 Janet Ringstaff 9 Kim Crawford 10 Bethany Oyster 5000 METERS Rank Name 1 Mikki Massey 2 Maria Medina 3 Sue Decker 4 Hiedi Metz 5 Jessica Ferguson 6 Rachel Fessenden 7 Dina Yakata 8 Ayda Sandoval 9 Carol Roberts 10 Barb Puckett 10000 METERS Rank Name 1 Mikki Massey 2 Rachelle Peters 3 Sara Kennedy 4 Becky Tackett 5 Valerie Rappold 6 Amy Losier MARATHON Rank Name 1 Mikki Massey 2 Sara Kennedy
Mark 11.65 11.75 11.90 11.97 12.10 12.17 12.34 12.36 12.46 12.53
Year 1996 1992 1992 1992 2001 1996 2009 1993 1988 1982
Mark 23.40 24.36 24.85 24.87 24.93 25.02 25.14 25.28 25.43 25.50
Year 1996 2001 1992 1992 2003 1992 1993 2008 1989 1996
Mark 54.14 55.61 55.63 55.83 56.09 57.10 57.96 58.43 58.90 59.02
Year 1996 1993 2003 2008 1989 1992 2006 1994 1992 1989
Mark 2:15.24 2:16.00 2:16.33 2:16.51 2:16.56 2:17.00 2:18.89 2:20.38 2:20.38 2:20.81
Year 2009 1989 2006 1998 2003 1980 2008 1983 1992 1999
Mark 4:41.09 4:42.13 4:48.02 4:48.62 4:50.59 4:51.24 4:51.91 4:53.97 4:55.38 4:57.89
Year 2001 1991 2008 1993 2006 1998 2003 2000 2006 2007
Mark 9:49.42 10:13.16 10:49.71 10:53.17 10:55.40 11:01.35 11:16.81 11:21.33 11:22.69 11:24.72
Year 2000 1996 2000 2000 1994 2009 1993 1995 1998 1999
Mark 17:15.09 17:38.17 18:31.32 18:40.40 18:46.51 18:47.05 18:48.40 19:11.00 19:15.48 19:17.99
Year 2000 1996 1981 1994 2000 2009 2006 1993 1985 1982
Mark 35:32.78 39:36.72 42:20.10 43:19.36 45:20.00 46:46.26
Year 2000 1988 1992 2005 1982 1999
Mark 3:05.11 3:29.31
Year 2001 1992
3 Becky Tackett 3:50.00 HALF MARATHON Rank Name Mark 1 Mikki Massey 1:23.51 2 Ashleigh Calvin 1:27.30 3 Heather Cruz 1:33.17 4 Bethany Oyster 1:34.28 5 Sarah Schmitt 1:34.36 6 Becky Tackett 1:39.05 7 Shannon Turner 1:39.40 8 Amanda Geno 1:44.02 9 Helen Franchon 1:50.07 10 Jill Richardson 1:50.11 100-METER HURDLES Rank Name Mark 1 Thelma Broxey 14.05 2 Maggie Root 14.10 3 Cathy Gebhards 14.45 4 Shelley Rohr 14.81 5 Shurhea Mitchell 15.31 6 Cheryl Day 15.42 7 Michelle Franklin 15.51 8 Angie Houston 15.84 9 Jennifer Payne 15.88 10 Jacklyn Guess 16.51 400-METER HURDLES Rank Name Mark 1 Cathy Gebhards 58.78 2 Maggie Root 62.35 3 Erycka Fisher 62.77 4 Celena Bibbins 65.47 5 Michelle Franklin 66.24 6 Wawinta Gaskin 67.90 7 Rosalie Watkins 69.80 8 Shelley Rohr 69.90 9 Angie Houston 70.29 10 Jennifer Payne 71.10 4X100 Rank Name Mark 1 Broxey, Hicks, Young, Mitchell 47.19 2 Sampson, Kieser, Gray, Von Rossem 47.40 3 Brown, Mackey, Robb, Bethel 47.50 4 Sampson, Kieser, Gray, Von Rossem 47.52 5 Brown, Mackey, Robb, Bethel 47.67 6 Sampson, Kieser, Gray, Von Rossem 47.95 7 Broxey, Sampson, Young, Freeman 48.06 8 Brown, Mackey, Robb, Bethel 48.18 9 Broxey, Sampson, Young, Freeman 48.29 10 Broxey, Hicks, Young, Mitchell 48.30 4X400 Rank Name Mark 1 Means, Cruz, Sampson, Von Rossem 3:48.79 2 Means, Cruz, Sampson, Von Rossem 3:49.16 3 Brown, Mackey, Robb, Bethel 3:50.02 4 Means, Cruz, Sampson, Von Rossem 3:50.62 5 Bethel, Bibbins, Scott, Friends 3:52.74 6 Brown, Mackey, Robb, Bethel 3:53.27 7 Means, Cruz, Sampson, Von Rossem 3:53.36 8 Mackey, Harrison, Pitia, Fisher 3:53.59 9 Mackey, Harrison, Pitia, Fisher 3:53.83 10 Bethel, Bibbins, Scott, Friends 3:54.52 STEEPLE Rank Name Mark 1 Jessica Ferguson 11:59.00 2 Shannon Turner 12:22.40 3 Melinda Jansen 13:01.10 4 Becky Tackett 13:11.33 HIGH JUMP Rank Name Mark 1 Genesia Livingston 5’6.5 2 Pam Pearson 5’2” 3 Lisa Flood 5’.25” 4 Julie Johnson 5’0” 5 Erin Holt 4’10” 6 Jennifer Payne 4’9” 7 Martha Bingle 4’8” 8 Danielle Wade 4’5” LONG JUMP Rank Name Mark 1 Keyon Harrison 19’ 3.5” 2 Roshanda Cayette 18’ 10” 3 Jelena Tasic 18’ 8” 4 Thelma Broxey 18’ ‘7.25” 5 Wawinta Gaskin 17’11” 6 Maggie Root 17’10” 7 Genesia Livingston 17’7.5” 8 Tashauna Robinson 17’7” 9 Tee-ka Johns 17’4.75” 10 Celesta Hicks 17’3.75” TRIPLE JUMP Rank Name Mark 1 Jelena Tasic 37’ 9.5” 2 Tashauna Robinson 37’01.25” 3 Roshanda Cayette 36’6.25” 4 Celesta Hicks 36’1” 5 Tee-ka Johns 36’.25” 6 Thelma Broxey 35’9”
2004 Year 2000 1998 1998 1998 1998 2004 2001 2003 2002 2004 Year 1992 1980 1980 1983 1992 1981 1992 1988 1999 2008 Year 1980 1980 2007 2004 1992 1994 2003 1983 1988 1999 Year 1992 1996 2001 1996 2001 1996 1993 2001 1993 1992 Year 1996 1996 2001 1996 2003 2001 1996 2006 2006 2003 Year 2003 2001 2007 2007 Year 1987 1984 2001 1981 1999 1999 1986 2001 Year 2006 2000 2003 1992 1994 1981 1986 2009 1999 1993
7 Teri Butcher 8 Nikki Ward 9 Genesia Livingston 10 Heather Jones SHOT PUT Rank Name 1 Marion Washington 2 Jill Bonikowske 3 Carla Nelson 4 Rachel Knittle 5 Cathy Jerden 6 Lacey Brookshier 7 Sara Hulett 8 Rosetta Ross 9 Sydney Rennack 10 Gina Campos DISCUS Rank Name 1 Rachel Knittle 2 Marion Washington 3 Gwen Johnson 4 Cathy Jerden 5 Lacey Brookshier 6 Moria Painter 7 Rosetta Ross 8 Gina Campos 9 Sydney Rennack 10 Karma Swoffer JAVELIN Rank Name 1 Rachel Knittle 2 Dawn Havel 3 Mellesa Steffee 4 Debbie Smades 5 Tracy Luh 6 Melinda Jansen 7 Janee Townsend 8 Pam Pearson 9 Marion Washington 10 Kasey Scott
35’3” 34’1” 33’8.5” 33’7”
1999 2002 1986 1992
Mark 40’8” 39’11” 39’0 38’9.5” 38’6” 37’.50” 33’10” 32’ 5” 31’2.5” 30’1.5”
Year 1993 1997 1982 1996 1996 2005 2005 2006 2007 1992
Mark 128’6” 127’2” 126’9” 122’11” 110’11” 107” 106’ 6” 103’ 97’8” 96’9”
Year 1997 1992 1985 1996 2005 1999 2006 1992 2007 1981
Mark 130’8” 123’6” 116’8” 110’8” 110’7” 102’ 99’8” 98’8.5” 94’2” 92’ 9”
Year 1999 1997 1982 1996 1981 2006 1996 1984 1993 2003
Updated on 6/30/2009
Women’s Indoor All-Time Records Event
R. MacKey, E. Fisher, K. Harrison, S. Pitia
M. Medina,H. Cruz , T. VonRossem, C. Means
E. Fisher, K. Harrison, R. Nicolls, M. Tutu
Year 2003 2008 2000 1992 1999 1992
• 2009-10 park University Cross Country/Track And Field Media Guide
Park University was founded in 1875 as an independent, liberal arts, four-year coeducational, residential Christian institution.
Park has developed into a comprehensive, independent, institution, accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The University is a national leader in higher education and is a growing entrepreneurial institution with 43 campus centers in 21 states, including our extensive online program. Park continues to increase access to higher education by offering the quality undergraduate and graduate degrees students desire at locations, times and delivery formats that best serve their needs.
The flagship campus of Park University is located on a historic site in Parkville, Mo., situated on a bluff above the scenic Missouri River. The Parkville Campus is 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, 15 minutes from Kansas City International Airport, and is part of the KCI Business Corridor. The School for Extended Learning has established campus centers on military installations across the United States and online. The School for Extended Learning has served the non-traditional, working adult student since 1972 by offering undergraduate programs in an accelerated format. Our Graduate School is located at our Downtown Kansas City, Mo., Campus Center. Park also serves the Kansas City metropolitan area with campuses in Independence and Lexington, Mo. In addition to our military campus centers, Park also has a campus in Austin, Texas.
Park University Parkville Campus
• Founded: 1875 • Location: Parkville, Mo., A historic town on the Missouri River, 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Mo., and 15 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. • Tuition: Our fiscal initiatives provide varying revenue streams which allow Park to maintain our tuition at approximately the same level as students attending state universities in Missouri (our tuition benchmark). • First-time Freshmen: ACT is 22 with an average GPA of 3.385. • Student/Faculty Ratio: Undergraduate 15:1; Graduate 9:1. • Diverse Population: Students represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 105 foreign countries. • Athletics: Park University is a member of the NAIA: Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Track and Field, Cross-Country, Soccer, Men’s & Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Softball, and Men’s Baseball.
• Financial Aid: More than 85 percent of undergraduate students who qualify receive some form of financial aid. These include loans, grants, and workstudy positions. • Accreditation: Commission on the Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. • Special Programs and Facilities: Parkville Commercial Underground; Mabee Learning Center (academic underground, including the McAfee Memorial Library); limitless internship opportunities; Academic Support Center for tutoring, testing, and writing labs; Career Development Center, Breckon Sports Center, state-of-the-art fitness facility; International Center for Music and the Youth Conservatory of Music; Campanella Art Gallery; David Theatre.
Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has officially approved the academic standards of Park University for teacher education. The Department of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The Department of Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.
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University PresidenT First Year as President Michael Droge, Ph.D., was appointed interim president by the Park University Board of Trustees in 2009. He arrived at Park in September 2002 to serve as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. His role in that position gave him charge of all academic areas of the University, including acting as the liaison between the academic and nonacademic components of the University.
His academic awards include the Beall Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, the Mary Mason Lyon Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching and Service, and the President’s Award for Distinguished Service from Texas Woman’s University. Droge received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and German from the University of Kansas and he began gradu ate studies in Germany at the University of Bonn as a Fulbright Scholar. Upon receiving his Master of Science degree from Texas Tech University, Droge went on to earn a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He came to Park University with 19 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator, most recently as a professor of biology and dean of graduate studies and research.
A nationally respected participant in higher education, Droge has a distinguished academic career of teaching, research and serving as principle investigator on federally funded programs such as the Multiethnic Biomedical Research Support Program from the National Institutes for Health, the Bridges to the Future Program from the NIH and the McNair Scholars Program from the Department of Education. He has also served as a member of the Neuroscience and Physiology Panel for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Washington, D.C., and an ad hoc reviewer for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and a journal reviewer for Brain Research and J. Neuroscience.
Director of Athletics
English Director of Athletics 18th Year at Park
Claude W. English is in his 14th year as Park University’s Director of Athletics, serving as Park’s AD since January 1996. He is in his 19th year as a member of the athletics staff at Park University. English also coached the Pirate men’s basketball squad for 13 seasons, retiring from coaching at the end of the 2004-05 season. Through English’s tenure as athletics director, Park has undergone vast improvements, including the addition of women’s golf and baseball as intercollegiate sports.
Women’s golf also advanced to its first-ever national tournament after winning its first-ever Region IV championship, accomplishing the feat in the program’s fifth year of varsity status. In addition to the nine Park squads that advanced to national competition, three more sports – women’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball – were within one game of qualifying for national tournaments in ‘07-08. The winningest coach in Park men’s basketball history with a record of 182-207, English’s coaching tenure was highlighted by the Pirates’ run to the NAIA Final Four in 1997-98, which ended with a schoolrecord mark of 27-8. English was honored at the national tournament with the Charles A. Krigel Award for outstanding sportsmanship, while his team was awarded the Dr. James Naismith-Emil S. Liston Sportsmanship Award for the team recognized as most sportsmanlike at the tourney. After playing basketball for Christian College in Dallas, Texas, and the University of Rhode Island, English was selected in the NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers where he played the 1970-71 season. English also played in the Eastern Basketball Association for the Hartford Capitals, the affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. In 1973-74, English won the Eastern Basketball Association Championship with the Capitals. He was a three-year captain at Hartford. He joined the coaching staff at the University of Rhode Island in 1972 where he remained for 12 years, including four seasons as the head coach from 1981-84. English was named Coach of the Year in the Atlantic 10 Conference in 1981. Overall, he owns a 227-277 combined career record in 17 seasons as a head coach at Park University and Rhode Island.
Additionally, English has overseen numerous facility improvements, including the 1,500-seat Julian Field, home to Park University men’s and women’s soccer, as well as Breckon Sports Center, which houses Park’s men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball and administrative offices. Breckon Sports Center, named after Dr. Donald J. Breckon, also houses an indoor practice facility for fall and spring sports. In 2008 Park athletics had another banner year, as the softball program qualified for its first ever NAIA National Championship appearance and picked up a win in the National Tournament along the way. Park’s women’s soccer program qualified for its eighth NAIA National Tournament appearance and the men’s squad qualified for its ninth appearance and seventh in a row. Park’s baseball team finished 2008 with a 34-12 record, which set the mark for most wins all-time in a season for the program. During the 2007-08 season, Park made history under English’s watch, winning its second men’s volleyball National Invitational Tournament Championsip in April, followed by the school’s first-ever regular-season conference championship in softball.
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Asst. Athletic Trainer
Men’s Basketball Coach
Director of Athletics
Cary Lundy Baseball Coach
Track & Field Coach
Head Athletic Trainer
Joe C. Meriweather
Women’s Basketball Coach
Men’s Soccer Coach
Women’s and Men’s Volleyball Coach
Spirit Squad Coach
2008-09 PARK UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS STAFF DIRECTORY General Contact Information Main University Phone Line............................................................ (816) 741-2000 Main Athletics Phone Line............................................................... (816) 584-6425 Athletics Fax Line............................................................................. (816) 505-5448 Athletic Training Room.................................................................... (816) 584-6353 Julian Field Pressbox......................................................................... (816) 746-6803 Breckon Sports Center Courtesy Radio Line.................................... (816) 505-5112 Breckon Sports Center Courtesy Radio Line.................................... (816) 505-5111 University Web site.............................................................................www.park.edu Athletics Web site.................................................................. www.parkathletics.com
Dr. Don Williams Faculty Athletic Rep.
Sports Information Dir.
Head Coaches Rick Mischka, Men’s & Women’s Volleyball.......firstname.lastname@example.org.......................6493 Ken Hefner, Women’s Soccer..............................email@example.com..........................6408 Jason Kline, Men’s Basketball..............................firstname.lastname@example.org.........................6438 Cary Lundy, Baseball..........................................email@example.com..........................6746 Joe C. Meriweather, Women’s Basketball............firstname.lastname@example.org...............6491 Amy Reif, Softball..............................................email@example.com..............................6443 Brian Renshaw, Cross Country/Track.................firstname.lastname@example.org....................6488 Efrem Shimlis, Men’s Soccer................................email@example.com.............................6487 Krystal Webb, Spirit Squad..................................firstname.lastname@example.org.....................6425
Laurie McCormack Thomas Peterman
Asst. Sports Information Dir.
Sports Information/Media Relations Steve Wilson, Sports Information Director.........email@example.com...................6490 Tyler Price, Assistant SID...................................firstname.lastname@example.org...........................6751
PARK EXECUTIVE STAFF
Women’s Soccer Coach
Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Michael Frey, Head Athletic Traine....................email@example.com.......................6353 Darrell Cooper, Assistant Trainer........................firstname.lastname@example.org....................6353 Christy Grimes, Assistant Trainer........................email@example.com....................6353
Administration - Phone numbers begin with (816) 584- and are listed below Michael Droge, Ph.D, President.....................firstname.lastname@example.org............. 6202 Clarinda Creighton, Vice President................email@example.com....... 6833 Claude English, Athletics Director.................firstname.lastname@example.org...................... 6492 Pat Fayard, Office Manager............................email@example.com....................... 6425 Dr. Don Williams, Faculty Athletics Rep........firstname.lastname@example.org............... 6516 Eileen West, Registrar.....................................email@example.com....................... 6270 Greg Degener, Fields Supervisor.....................firstname.lastname@example.org............... 6425
Asst. Athletic Trainer
Park Athletics Address: 8700 NW River Park Drive Parkville, MO 64152, Box 123
Sports Information Steve
Pirates on the Web
Sports Information Director 3rd Year at Park Steve Wilson enters his third year as the Director of Sports Information at Park University, overseeing publicity and operational efforts for all 15 sports. Wilson is the primary media liaison for both women’s soccer and women’s volleyball in the fall, men’s basketball in the winter, and baseball and women’s golf in the spring. He is also responsible for overseeing all publications and online efforts within the department, including www.parkathletics.com, the official Web site of Pirate athletics. Additionally, Wilson supervises game-day staff at all home events as well as other administrative duties within the Department of Athletics. He also serves as the play-by-play voice of the Pirates at select events. An active CoSIDA and NAIA-SIDA member, Wilson is involved in several national committees, including serving as chair of the NAIA Statistical Committee in 2009-10. He is also involved in publications committees, serving as a contest coordinator of the NAIA-SIDA Women’s Basketball Brochure Contest as well as a judge in various CoSIDA competitions. A 2004 graduate of Kansas State University, Wilson began his career in sports information as a Graduate Assistant at Kansas Wesleyan University during the 2004-05 school year, assisting with the Coyote football, men’s basketball, baseball and women’s basketball programs. In 2005, he joined the athletic media relations staff at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he was the primary contact for women’s volleyball, women’s basketball and baseball, while also assisting with publicity efforts in the Bobcat football program. While at Texas State, Wilson also provided basketball and baseball play-by-play on KTSW-FM. Away from San Marcos, Wilson assisted on the game-day staffs of the 2005 United States Basketball League Championship, the 2006 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional in San Antonio and the 2006 NCAA Baseball Regional in Austin, Texas. During the 2005 football season, he also assisted the game-day efforts of the New Orleans Saints, who were relocated to San Antonio by Hurricane Katrina. Prior to his work in sports information, Wilson was a play-by-play voice and account manager for KSAL-AM in Salina, Kan., as well as a contributing writer and assistant editor for Rivals.com College Baseball. He received top honors in the studentintern play-by-play category by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in 2003. Wilson and his wife, Sarah, reside in Roeland Park, Kan.
For the most in-depth coverage of Park athletics, go to www.parkathletics.com. Steve Wilson and Tyler Price work to bring you the most up to date and exciting information regarding all 15 of Park’s varsity sports. For game recaps, statistics, media guides, feature stories and much more visit www.parkathletics.com.
Media Covering the Pirates Print Media Sun Gazette Bill Knust 963 West Liberty Associated Press 215 W. Pershing Rd., Suite 221 Liberty, MO 64068 Kansas City, Mo. 64108-4300 T: (816) 781-1044 F: (816) 781-1755 T: 816.421.4844 email@example.com F: 816.421.3590 Kansas City Star Blair Kerkhoff 1729 Grand Blvd Kansas City, Mo. 64108-1458 T: 816.234.4355 F: 816.234.4360 www.kansascity.com
Independence Examiner Bill Althaus 410 South Liberty 2nd Year at Park Independence, Mo. 64050 T: 816.350.6313 Tyler Price enters his second year as the Assistant Sports Information Director www.examiner.net
Assistant Sports Information Dir.
at Park. Price is the primary contact for both men’s soccer and cross country in the fall, women’s basketball and men’s volleyball in the winter, as well as softball and track and field in the spring. Price joins SID Steve Wilson as the primary liaison between Park’s athletics programs and the public. The two are responsible for serving the needs of not only the media, but also coaches, student-athletes, supporters and fans. A 2008 graduate of Kansas State University, Price spent three years in the Sports Information Department from 2005-08 as a Student Assistant. Along with assisting in the promotion of all 12 varsity sports at K-State, Price’s main responsibility was serving as the primary contact for the women’s equestrian program. After graduation, Price joined the Sports Information staff at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). After a few months promoting the NAIA, Price made the trek a few miles north to Parkville. The Overland Park, Kan. native also worked in sports broadcasting early in his career, spending two summers working at NBC KSHB-TV in Kansas City as an Associate Sports Producer for the 38 Sport Spot television program and all evening newscasts. Price is an avid Kansas City sports fan and enjoys watching all Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Kansas State football games. Price and his wife, Jenny, also a graduate of K-State, reside in Overland Park, Kan. with their daughter Maria.
Kansas City Kansan Nick Sloan 7735 Washington Ave Kansas City, Kan. 66112 T: 913.371.4300 F: 913.342.8620 www.kansascitykansan.com Lee’s Summit Journal Steve Bubalo 415 South Douglas Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063 T: 816.282.7015 F: 816.524.5136 www.lsjournal.com The Smithville Herald Scott Tittrington 1001 South Commerciat Street Smithville, Mo. 64089 T: 816-532-4444 www.smithvilleherald.com
Television KSHB NBC 41 Justin Unell 4720 Oak Street Kansas City, Mo. T: 816.932.0716 F: 816.932.4145 www.nbcactionnews.com Metro Sports Shawn Beldin 6550 Winchester Ave. Kansas City, Mo. 64133 T: 816.358.5367 F: 816.358.5479 www.kcmetrosports.com KMBC ABC 9 John Crumley 6455 Winchester Ave. Kansas City, Mo. 64133 T: 816.221.9999 F: 816.421.4163 www.kmbc.com WDAF FOX 4 Al Wallace 3030 Summit Kansas City, Mo. 64108 T: (816) 753-4567 F: (816) 561-4181 www.wdaftv4.com
Radio Sports Radio 810 WHB Todd Leabo Union Broadcasting, Inc. 6721 W. 121st Street Overland Park, Kan. 66209 T: 913.344.1500 F: 913-469-8488 www.810whb.com 610 Sports Radio Ryan Maguire 7000 Squibb Mission, Kan. 66222 T: 913.744.3600 www.61sports.net
NAIA Chad Waller 1200 Grand Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64106 P: 816.595.8000 F: 816.595.8200 www.naia.org Please contact our sports information office more than 36 hours in advance if you intend to broadcast a Pirate sporting event.
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2009 Cross Country Schedule Date Sept. 5 Sept. 19 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 24 Nov. 7 Nov. 21
Opponent Bob Timmons Classic Southern Stampede Park Invitational Haskell Invite Graceland Invite AMC Championship NAIA National Championship
Location Lawrence, Kan. Joplin, Mo. Platte City, Mo. Lawrence, Kan. Lamoni, Iowa St. Louis, Mo. Portland, Ore.
2010 Track and field Schedule Date Mar. 10 Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 3 Apr. 10 Apr. 16 Apr. 24
Opponent Emporia Twilite Central Methodist Invite Baker Relays William Jewell Invitational Gorilla Classic Mule Relays Williams/Laptad Apr. 30-May 1 AMC Championship May 27-29 NAIA Outdoor NAtional Championship
Location Emporia, Kan. Fayette, Mo. Baldwin City, Kan. Liberty, Mo. Pittsburg, Kan. Warrensburg, Mo. Joplin, Mo. Lebanon, Ill. Marion, Ind.