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2009-10 NIU TRACK AND FIELD TABLE OF CONTENTS THE FACILITY

The Track & Field Complex ........................... 2 Facility Highlights ........................................... 3

COACHES Head Coach Connie Teaberry ....................... 4 Assistant Coaches ......................................... 5

PREVIEW

2009 Outdoor Season Preview ...................... 6 Top Returning Performers.............................. 7

MEET THE TEAM 2009 Cross Country Roster ........................... 8 2009-10 Track and Field Roster .................... 9 Anderson, Bautista ...................................... 10 Brevitt, Bull, Butler ....................................... 11 Caulfield, Childs, Cronin .............................. 12 Danley, Downin, Frye................................... 13 Gregory ........................................................ 14 Houghton, Johnson, Johnson ...................... 15 Kellyman, Lee, Lindo, Maritim ..................... 16 McCalla, McConeghey, McIntoch ................ 17 Moser ........................................................... 18 Muskeyvalley, Newman, Oldenburg ............ 19 Pinson, Schwab, Sciacero ........................... 20 Shaw, Sio, Smith ......................................... 21 Stipp, Trancoso, Troike, Voss ...................... 22 Wallick, Walters, Williams ............................ 23

REVIEW

2009 Cross Country Results ........................ 24 2009-10 Indoor Results ............................... 25

HISTORY Records ....................................................... 26 Awards and NCAA Qualifiers ....................... 27 All-Time Letterwinners ................................. 28

NIU Official Outfitter: adidas ............................... 29 Northern Illinois University ......................30-31 The Mid-American Conference .................... 32 DeKalb, Ill. ................................................... 33 NIU President Dr. John Peters..................... 34 Associate V.P./A.D. Jeff Compher................ 35 The Yordon Center ...................................... 36

Credits: The 2010 NIU Women’s Track and Field/ Cross Country Media Guide is a publication of NIU Media Relations Office. It is designed to assist the media in its coverage of the Huskie women’s track and field and cross country programs. Copies are available to the public for $10. The guide was written and designed by Megan Wallace, with assistance from Donna Turner and Joe Summins. Covers: Joe Summins. Photography: NIU Media Imaging Services. Printing: In-Print Graphics, Oak Forest, Ill.

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The 2010 Senior Class (from left to right): April Anderson, Cora Caulfield, Rachel Pinson, Brittany Houghton, Rochelle Muskeyvalley

Track and Field Quick Facts NIU

Location........................ DeKalb, Ill. 60115 Founded ........................................... 1895 Enrollment ..................................... 24,397 Nickname .................................... Huskies School Colors .................Cardinal & Black President ......................... Dr. John Peters Alma Mater ..............John Carroll, 1967 Associate V.P./A.D...............Jeff Compher Alma Mater ........James Madison, 1980 Conference......................... Mid-American

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach ...................Connie Teaberry Alma Mater..........Kansas State, 1992 Phone.........................(815) 753-0571 E-mail ...................cteaberry@niu.edu Assistant Coach .........Mark McConeghey Alma Mater.............. Iowa State, 1990 Phone.........................(815) 753-0836 E-mail ............. mcconeghey@niu.edu Assistant Coach ...................Kevin Dwyer Alma Mater...........Miami (Ohio), 2009 Phone.........................(815) 753-0836 E-mail ...................... kdwyer@niu.edu

THE TEAM

Letterwinners Returning ....................... 25 Letterwinners Lost .................................. 6 Newcomers .......................................... 12

THE PROGRAM

Inaugural Varsity Season ................. 1975 Program reinstated........................... 2000

MEDIA RELATIONS

Website ...................www.niuhuskies.com Address ............. 209 Convocation Center .................1525 West Lincoln Highway .........................DeKalb, Il, 60115-2854 Track and Field/G.A. ....... Megan Wallace Office Phone .................(815)753-9538 Cell-Phone ....................(773)879-4787 E-mail ...................mwallace1@niu.edu Associate A.D./ Communications ................ Donna Turner Phone .......................... (815)753-9513E-mail ................ donnaturner@niu.edu Assistant Director ..... Russell Houghtaling Phone ...........................(815) 753-1708 E-mail ................. houghtaling@niu.edu Assistant Director ..............Brett McWethy Phone ...........................(815) 753-3706 E-mail ....................bmcwethy@niu.edu Assistant Director ..................Zach Peters Phone ..................... zpeters2@niu.edu Email ............................(815) 753-9572 Assistant Director ............... Joe Summins Phone .....................jsummins@niu.edu Email ............................(815) 753-9539

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NIU TRACK AND FIELD FACILITIES

TRACK & FIELD

and SOCCER COMPLEX

Completed in the spring of 2009, the Northern Illinois Track & Field and Soccer Complex features everything a studentathlete needs to attain their maximum potential on the track, and the surrounding support resources ensure every Huskie has what they need to succeed off of it. The track & field part of the new facility features an eight-lane track made with a state-of-the-art material that is conducive to both training and competition. The track’s eight lanes allow for large meets to be held in timely fashion, a fact that is helped by the facility’s eight-lane straightaway. Thanks to a “sandwich system” that layers two synthetics materials, the track surface is nearly impermeable to damage from rain and snow. For field athletes, the complex provides the space needed to compete at the highest levels. The north zone houses the high jump area, which provides all the space needed for a full approach. Opposite the high jump is a place for the pole vault. The west side of the track houses three jump pits, which means the long jump and

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triple jump can move efficiently with two Frances Wilkins Academic Support active pits regardless of wind direction. Center, where Huskie track and field athletes study in a 24-station In addition to top-notch areas for jump computer lab, meet with academic athletes, there is a separate area coordinators, and plan for graduation. just south of the track for throws. The complex’s two shot put rings, hammer/ Also in the Yordon Center is the Huskies’ discus ring and javelin runway won’t Athletic Training Center. With a multitude interfere with any running events, of training tables, a rehabilitation pool, helping to shorten the length of meets x-ray machine and its own doctor’s and allow for more teams to compete. office, it is another in a long line of Just steps from the new track is the state-of-the-art facilities available to Jeffrey and Kimberly Yordon Center NIU track and field student-athletes. which houses three key elements of student-athlete development: the From the brand new NIU Track and Field weight room, the athletic training and Soccer Complex to the splendor of the room, and the academic center. Yordon Center, the new home of Huskie Track and Field is first-class all the way. Speed and strength on the track start with hard work in the weight room. For the Huskies, lifting is no chore in the 12,500 square-foot Yordon Center Weight Room. One of the largest and best-equipped facilities in the nation, it features 28 free weight stations and numerous cardiovascular areas, as well as a 40-yard sprint track for speed and agility exercises. Down the hall from the strength and conditioning center is the George and

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NIU TRACK AND FIELD FACILITIES

THE NORTH 40 Home to the Northern Illinois Cross Country team, the North 40 is a vast expanse with slightly rolling hills and lively trees that burst with vibrant oranges and yellows each fall. Located on the northeast corner of the NIU Campus, the North 40 is home to a segment of the Kishwaukee River, which flows through the heart of the course, providing scenic routes for workouts and races alike. The starting line is 85 meters wide and can accommodate 34 teams. Each box is 2.5 meters wide providing 50 centimeters for five runners to toe the line.There is a common start for the six kilometer and 10 kilometer races. The starting stretch is 525 meters long and gradually narrows to 10 meters wide. There is a four foot elevation increase in the starting stretch. The course is 100 percent grass and is a minimum of 10 meters wide. The course is well marked with solid white lines lining the route. Dashed white lines are used to mark the course at any intersections. At intersections temporary “gates” are provided to guide runners in the correct direction. Several gradual uphills and downhills add a challenge to the course. The finish line is located next to the starting line on the south side. The finish stretch is 525 meters long and has an elevation drop of four feet. The race routes involve a different combination of an outer loop, inner loop and finish loop. Running a series of loops makes the course spectator friendly, providing plenty of chances for spectators and coaches to cheer on the runners.

THE YORDON CENTER WEIGHT ROOM At 12,500 square-feet, NIU’s professional strength and conditioning coaches avoid scheduling conflicts while allowing space for warm-ups, plyometric exercises and speed and agility activities. The spacious area features new equipment with a variety and multitude of machines, as well as a fourlane sprint track.

THE GEORGE & FRANCIS WILKINS ACADEMIC SUPPORT CENTER The heart of the 62,000-square foot Yordon Center features one-on-one tutorial rooms, a group study room and a fullyequipped computer lab, as well as offices for the counselors of the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS). This area brings the staff of SAASS into more direct daily contact with NIU’s student-athletes.

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HEAD COACH CONNIE TEABERRY

CONNIE TEABERRY Head Coach | Sixth Season | Kansas State 1992 Now in her sixth season at Northern Illinois University, Connie Teaberry took the reigns of the women’s track & field and cross country programs in 2004, and under the former Olympian’s able leadership, the programs have shown steady improvement. During Teaberry’s tenure as the women’s head track & field coach, the Huskies have broken 41 school records, won two MAC individual event titles and sent nine competitors to NCAA regionals and one to the NCAA Championships. The NIU record book is stuffed with athletes who have competed under Teaberry. With 41 school records held by her athletes, only nine records remain from before Teaberry’s tenure. Most recently, Teaberry’s athletes set three school records during the 2010 indoor season. Freshman Rhonda Lee shattered the 31-year old 55-m dash mark at the Carthage Tadd Metzger Invitational before breaking another 31-year old record in the 60m dash just two weeks later at the Iowa State Classic. Megan Gregory was also added to the record books when she set the 60m hurdles record at the Panther Open. Under the guidance of Teaberry, the Huskies set seven new school records during the 2009 campaign. In the indoor season Teaberry helped current Huskies Brittany Houghton and Patty Bautista break school records in the triple jump and the pole vault, respectively. The 2009 outdoor season proved to be just as successful as the Huskies set records in the 3,000-meter run, 4x200-meter relay, pole vault, triple jump and javelin throw. Teaberry led Bautista to her second school record of 2009 in the pole vault, while also guiding Rochelle Muskeyvalley, Houghton, Kaylee Walters and Rasheta Butler to the 4x200 relay record. The 41 school records held by Teberry’s athletes include three records set in 2008, as Teaberry helped Brittany Houghton break a 28-year old indoor long jump record, and set a new outdoor triple jump mark. In addition Coretta Evans took to the track to outrun her own outdoor 200m dash mark. The 2007 indoor and outdoor track seasons featured three NCAA Regional Qualifiers, six school records, and saw senior thrower Ashley Morrow advance to the NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif. During the 2006 season, Teaberry guided the Huskies to first-place finishes in both the indoor and outdoor Chicagoland Championships meets.The 2006 season also saw Teaberry’s charges reach unparalleled success as the Huskies produced NIU’s second MAC Champion ever in junior thrower Ashley Morrow. Three athletes advanced to the NCAA Regionals, where Morrow qualified for the NCAA Championships. In Teaberry’s inaugural season as the head coach of the women’s track team, she coached Northern’s first individual MAC Champion in over 25 years, and the first Huskie track & field athletes to earn All-MAC honors in Alicja Czajka and Lorene Skipper. Teaberry’s Huskies dominated the field at the Chicagoland Championship on the way to a first-place finish.

A St. Louis, Mo. native, Teaberry began her outstanding athletics career at Lutheran North High School where she won four varsity letters in both basketball and track (1984-88). At Kansas State University, she developed into a world-class high jumper and participated in the U.S.A./Mobil Track & Field Championships and World Championships (1993-95), two Olympic Trials (1992 & 1996) and the World University Games (1993). Highlighting her career at KSU, Teaberry participated in the 1996 Olympic Games where she took home a 15th-place finish. Her ascension in the world high jumping hierarchy began with three then-Big Eight Conference outdoor titles (1990-92). As a senior, Teaberry was selected the Most Valuable Female Athlete at the Big Eight indoor meet, the Kansas State Woman of the Year Award recipient, and then the NCAA Athlete of the Year. At Kansas State, she was a six-time All-American in the high jump, placing at the NCAA indoors in 1990 and 1992, plus outdoors in 1989-92. Teaberry’s 6-1.5 jump at the 1992 Big Eight meet remains the third-best outdoor high jump in school history. Ditto for her 6-2.25 effort indoors at the 1992 Big Eight Championships. Teaberry finished second in the high jump at the 1996 Olympic Trials, ranking No. 2 nationally, and qualified for the U.S. Olympic team in Atlanta where she tied for 15th place. At the 1992 Olympic Trials, she placed 10th in the high jump. She graduated from Kansas State with a bachelor of science degree in life science and pre-nursing and made the Academic Honor Roll in spring 1992. Teaberry is married to DeMarcus Lindsey of Mobile, Ala. The couple has two children, sons Kameron, 13, and Kollan, 8.

Athletic Achievement

Coaching Experience

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Teaberry came to Northern Illinois after brief stints as an assistant women’s track coach at Ohio University (2004), Arizona State University (1998-99), the University of Toledo (1995-98), and the University of Kentucky (1992-95). She displayed her ability to develop jumpers and sprinters in eight years as an assistant, as she trained eight NCAA qualifiers and two individual conference champions.

Year

School

Position

2004-pr 2004 1998-99 1995-98 1992-95

NIU Ohio University Arizona State Toledo Kentucky

Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

1996 1996 1995 1993 1992 1992 1992 1992 1990-92 1989-90

15th at 1996 Olympic Games 2nd at USA Olympic Trials Jumped at World Championships Jumped at World Championships 10th at USA Olympic Trials Big Eight Most Valuable Athlete Kansas State Woman of the Year NCAA Athlete of the Year Big Eight Outdoor Champion Six-Time All-American

Coaching Highlights 2008 2007 2006 2005

Huskies broke three school records Northern’s first NCAA Finals participant Huskies set 31 school records Sent three Huskies to NCAA Regionals NIU’s first MAC Champ in 25 years

Education 1992

Bachelor of Science, Kansas State

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NIU ASSISTANT COACHES MARK MCCONEGHEY

KEVIN DWYER

Assistant Coach Fourth Season Iowa State 1990

Assistant Coach First Season Miami (Ohio) 2009

Mark McConeghey is in his fourth season as assistant coach of the Northern Illinois University women’s cross country and track & field teams. McConeghey arrived at NIU after spending six years at Concordia (Minn.) University as the head men’s and women’s track and field coach. During the 2009 cross country season, McConeghey led the Huskies to their best finish at the Mid-American Conference Championships since the 1981 season. McConeghey guided the cross country team to an eighth-place finish at the Championships, NIU’s second-best finish at MAC championships in school history. “Coach McConeghey’s 25 years of coaching have brought wisdom, respect and results to our program,” said NIU head coach Connie Teaberry. “In the four years he has been with the team, our distance performance has improved dramatically. I am excited about the continued advancement of our distance athletes.” During his time in St. Paul, McConeghey oversaw Concordia’s move to Division II in 1999-2000. His track and field squads broke 99 school records, and only six school records remain from prior to his arrival at Concordia. He was the 2004 NSIC Outdoor Track Coach of the Year. He also had two athletes compete in the NCAA Championships and had 42 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champions from 1999-2005. McConeghey has extensive Division I experience as well, spending seven years (1986-93) in Ames, Iowa under Iowa State’s legendary cross country/ track and field coach Bill Bergan, including during the Cyclones’ run to the 1989 National Men’s Cross Country Championship.

Kevin Dwyer is in his first season with the Northern Illinois University’s women’s track and field program. Dwyer coaches the heptathlon, pole vault, and all throwing events. A native of Arlington Heights, Ill., Dwyer was an assistant track and field summer coach at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights in 2008 and 2009. At Hersey, he was responsible for leading more than 50 athletes in multiple track events. “Coach Dwyer is a great addition to our program,” said NIU head coach Connie Teaberry. “He brings a lot of diversity to the team, being that in his collegiate career he competed as a decathlete and in the open event. It really helps me as a head coach to have an assistant coach that has such a broad range of expertise. In terms of what we are looking to do this year, and where we are trying to improve in the conference, he has everything we need to give these ladies the confidence they need to succeed.” A 2009 graduate of Miami (Ohio) University, Dwyer was a two-time NCAA national qualifier in the decathlon. In both 2008 and 2009, he finished among the nation’s finest decathletes, finishing 19th and 13th, respectively, at the NCAA Championships. The 2008 conference decathlon champion, Dwyer was also an NCAA Regional Qualifier in the long jump in 2009 and javelin in 2008. Dwyer graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in science in health and sports studies. In addition to his playing career, he assisted in the organization of the 2007 MAC Track and Field meet, which was attended by more than 300 athletes. Dwyer also interned with ISP, America’s Home for College Sports, in the spring of 2009.

Northern Illinois Women’s Track and Field Support Staff

Sue Hansfield

Erin Houghtaling

Eric Klein

Kyra Lobins

Asst. A.D./ Facilities and Game Operations

Academic Coordinator

Strength/Conditioning

Team Manager

Not Pictured: Andres Young Volunteer Assistant Coach

Stephanie Young Volunteer Assistant Coach

Christian Spears

Lacey Vitale

Megan Wallace

Senior Associate Athletics Director

Athletic Trainer

Media Relations

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2009-10 NIU TRACK AND FIELD Indoor ndoor Results EIU Early Bird Invitational December 11 | Charleston, Ill. | 3rd

Eastern Michigan Open January 9 | Ypsilanti, Mich. |NTS

Panther Open January 16 | Cedar Falls, Iowa | NTS

Carle/Health Alliance Classic January 23 | Champaign, Ill. | 9th

Tadd Metzger Invitational January 30 | Kenosha, Wis. | 1st

Iowa State Classic February 12-13 | Ames, Iowa | NTS

Ball State Quadrangular February 19 | Muncie, Ind. | 4th

MAC Indoor Championships February 26-27 | Mt. Pleasant, Mich. | 12th

Outdoor Schedule UNLV Track Classic March 6 | UNLV | Las Vegas, Nev.

Texas Relays April 1-3 | Texas | Austin, Texas

Sea Relays

Combination of Skilled Veterans and Versatile Newcomers Propel Huskie Track and Field A mix of senior leadership, experienced veterans and versatile newcomers have combined forces to comprise the successful 200910 Northern Illinois track and field team. The combination of talented underclassmen and proven dexterity of the Huskie veterans form a Huskie team that is a powerhouse on the track and in the field. In her sixth season, head coach Connie Teaberry has put together a group of student-athletes who have helped NIU’s track and field program reach unparalleled levels of success. The 2009-10 indoor track and field season provided clear evidence. As the 2009-10 track and field season got underway, Northern Illinois welcomed back 25 letterwinners, including seven NIU school record holders. Joining the veteran class on the track and in the field, 12 newcomers have become a force to be reckoned with. In the sprint events, the Huskies will field one its most talented groups in years. The 2009 season saw three NIU school records shattered in the sprints. Under the leadership of veteran sprinters Rasheta Butler, Roneisha Frye, Chanel Kellyman and Rochelle Muskeyvalley, newcomers Megan Gregory and Rhonda Lee have already made their mark with their performances in the 2009-10 indoor season and added their names to the NIU record books. In her first collegiate meet, sophomore Gregory set a school record in the 60-meter hurdles at the Eastern Michigan Open, a record she reset twice during the 2009-10 season, most recently at the Panther Open, Jan. 16 with a time of 8.60 seconds. Meanwhile, fellow sophomore Lee shattered two 31-year old school records, beginning at the Carthage College Tadd Metzger Invitational on Jan. 30 when she raced to a first-place time of 7.16 seconds in

April 8-10 | Tennessee | Knoxville, Tenn.

Huskie Invitational April 17 | Northern Illinois | DeKalb, Ill.

101st Drake Relays April 22-24 | Drake | Des Moines, Iowa

Huskie Open April 29 | Northern Illinois | DeKalb, Ill.

MAC Outdoor Championships May 12-15 | Buffalo | Buffalo, N.Y.

NCAA Outfoor Regionals May 27-29

NCAA Championships June 9-12 | Eugene, Ore.

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Deidra McIntosh

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2009-10 NIU TRACK ANDFIELD the 55-meter dash. Two weeks later, Lee broke the school record in the 60-meter dash at the Iowa State Classic on Feb. 13, posting a time of 7.70 seconds. In the middle distance and distance events Teaberry added four newcomers to a savvy group of middle and distance runners. As a freshman, Courtney Oldenburg made an immediate impact as she concluded the 2009-10 indoor season with the Huskies’ top times in the 800-meter, 3,000-meter and 1-mile run. Joining Oldenburg as the top performers in the middle and distance events were juniors Sunsea Shaw and Breanna Brevitt. Shaw led the Huskies in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 3:08.19, while Brevitt notched the Huskies top place in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:59.37. Off the track, the Huskies made their mark on the field this season. Sophomore Patty Bautista, who holds both the NIU indoor and outdoor pole vault records, and Elizabeth Danley achieved the Huskies’ top mark in the pole vault during the 2009-10 indoor competition when each vaulted 8-06.25 at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational, Dec. 11, 2009. Fellow veterans Jenner Sio and Kelly Moser earned top marks for the Huskies in the triple jump and high jump, respectively. Sio recorded the Huskies best triple jump at the Mid-American Conference Championships, Feb. 26, when she leapt 3708.00. Moser leapt 5-03.15 to lead NIU in the high jump. The newcomers, however, were not left out of the mix as Lee and Tiffany Wallick each excelled in the field events. Lee long jumped 18-04.50, while Wallick threw the shot put 40-11.50 to lead Northern Illinois during the indoor season. This talented combination of NIU student-athletes has proven to be a driving force on the track and field. As the Huskies closed out the 2009-10 indoor campaign, they will look to carry their success into the 2010 outdoor track and field season. Head track and field coach Connie Teaberry is confident that the 2009-10 track and field team has everything it takes for the team to perform well during the outdoor season. “The staff and I are really looking forward to seeing how the girls fare,” sadi Teaberry. “We believe they are very capable and ready to not only face, but perform well, against tough competition. We’re expecting to see some great times and finishes from the ladies this season.”

Rhonda Lee The Huskies will also travel to Austin, Texas to compete in the Texas Relays hosted by the University of Texas, April 1-3, before heading to Knoxville, Tenn. just one week later to compete in the Sea Relays on April 8-10. NIU will return home for the first time in 2009-10 to host the Huskie Invitational on April 17 at the NIU Track & Field and Soccer Complex. The Huskies will then travel to the 101st Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa for their last regular season road meet, April 22-24. In a final tune-up before the 2010 Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships, the Huskies will return home to host the Huskie Open on April 29 in DeKalb, Ill.. NIU will conclude its 2010 conference schedule in Buffalo, N.Y. at the 2010 MAC Outdoor Championships, May 12-15. “The coaching staff and I have set up our outdoor schedule so that it will be very competitive,” Teaberry said. “We want to make sure that the student-athletes get to see and compete against the top competition in the country, so that we’re prepared for tough competition when we enter the MAC Outdoor Championships in May.”

Northern Illinois opens its outdoor season at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, when the Huskies travel to Las Vegas, Nev. on March 6 to compete in the UNLV Track Classic.

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2009-10 NIU CROSS COUNTRY ROSTER

2009-10 NIU Cross Country Roster Name Patricia Bautista Breanna Brevitt Heather Childs Nancy Maritim Samantha McConeghey Nancy Nieto Courtney Oldenburg Jackie Sciacero Sunsea Shaw Kayla Stipp Amanda Trancoso Jessica Troike

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Ht. 5-2 5-3 5-5 5-3 5-6 5-2 5-2 5-5 5-5 5-9 5-7 5-7

Year SO JR JR FR SO SO FR JR JR FR FR SO

Hometown/High School Bridgeview, Ill./Argo Community Dixon, Ill./Dixon Elmhurst, Ill./Downers Grove North/University of Tampa Kericho, Kenya/AIC Litein Johnston, Iowa/Johnston Elgin, Ill./Streamwood/Missouri State West Salem, Wis./West Salem Sterling, Ill./Sterling/Sauk Valley C.C. South Bend, Ind./Riley Danville, Ill./Danville Rock Falls, Ill./Newman Catholic Tuscola, Ill./Tuscola

Roster By Events

Sprints Rasheta Butler Roneisha Frye Megan Gregory Jessica Johnson Chanel Kellyman Jennelle McCalla Samantha Newman Camille Smith Kaylee Walters

5-7 5-7 5-9 5-8 5-4 5-6 5-6 5-9 5-4

JR Chicago, Ill./Percy L. Julian SO Fairview Heights, Ill./Belleville East SO-RS Chicago, Ill./Plainfield North FR Belleville, Ill./Belleville East SO Toronto, Ontario/Pope John Paul II FR Whitby, Ontario/Father Leo J. Austin JR Country Club Hills, Ill./Morgan Park FR Calumet City, Ill./ Seton Academy JR Lafayette, Ind./ Hononegah

Middle Distance Kathryn Downin Sunsea Shaw Kayla Stipp Kelly Tinnes Jessica Troike

5-5 5-5 5-9 5-3 5-7

FR JR FR JR SO

Roscoe, Ill./Hononegah South Bend, Ind./Riley Danville, Ill./Danville West Chicago, Ill./West Chicago Tuscola, Ill./ Tuscola

Distance Breanna Brevitt Heather Childs Nancy Maritim Samantha McConeghey Courtney Oldenburg

5-3 5-5 5-3 5-6 5-2

JR JR SO SO FR

Dixon, Ill./Dixon Downers Grove, Ill./North Kericho, Kenya/AIC Litein Johnston,Iowa/Johnston West Salem, Wis./West Salem

Pole Vault Patricia Bautista Liz Danley

5-2 5-2

SO SO

Bridgeview, Ill./Argo Community Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East

Jumps Brittany Houghton Anisha Johnson Deidra McIntosh Kelly Moser Jenner Sio Nicole Williams

5-6 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-6 5-10

SR FR SO SO SO SR

Throws Mary Bull Cora Caulfield Amanda Schwab Jennifer Voss Tiffany Wallick

5-6 5-9 6-0 5-9 5-7

SO Peoria, Ill./Lewiston SR Fox Lake, Ill./Grant SO Seminole, Fla./Seminole FR Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community West FR Fisher, Ill./Fisher

Multiple Events April Anderson Rebecca Cronin Rhonda Lee Brandie Lindo Rochelle Muskeyvalley Rachel Pinson Jackie Sciacero Amanda Trancoso

5-5 5-9 5-4 5-3 5-3 5-9 5-5 5-7

SR Bellleville, Ill./East St. Louis FR Bartlett,Ill./Bartlett SO Flint, Mich./Carman Ainsworth JR-RS Biggsville, Ill./West Central SR Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island SR Bloomington, Ill./Tri-Valley JR Sterling, Ill./Sterling FR Rock Falls, Ill./Newman Cathlolic

Freeport, Ill/ Dakota Chicago, Ill./ Seton Academy Rockford, Ill./Christian Life Plainfield, Ill./ Plainfield North Rockford, Ill./Christian Life Mendota, Ill./ Sterling

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2009-10 NIU TRACK AND FIELD ROSTER

2009-10 NIU Track and Field Roster Name April Anderson Patricia Bautista Breanna Brevitt Mary Bull Rasheta Butler Cora Caulfield Heather Childs Rebecca Cronin Liz Danley Kathryn Downin Roneisha Frye Megan Gregory Brittany Houghton Anisha Johnson Jessica Johnson Chanel Kellyman Rhonda Lee Brandie Lindo Nancy Maritim Jennelle McCalla Samantha McConeghey Deidra McIntosh Kelly Moser Rochelle Muskeyvalley Samantha Newman Courtney Oldenburg Rachel Pinson Amanda Schwab Jackie Sciacero Sunsea Shaw Jenner Sio Camille Smith Kayla Stipp Amanda Trancoso Jessica Troike Jennifer Voss Tiffany Wallick Kaylee Walters Nicole Williams

Ht. 5-5 5-2 5-3 5-6 5-7 5-9 5-5 5-9 5-2 5-5 5-7 5-9 5-6 5-6 5-8 5-4 5-4 5-3 5-3 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-3 5-6 5-2 5-9 6-0 5-5 5-5 5-6 5-9 5-9 5-7 5-7 5-9 5-7 5-4 5-10

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Event Sprints/Jumps Pole Vault Distance Throws Sprints Throws Distance Sprints/ Jumps Pole Vault Middle Distance Sprints Sprints Jumps Sprints/ Jumps Sprints Sprints Sprints/ Jumps Multiple Events Distance Sprints Distance Jumps Jumps Jumps/Sprints Sprints Distance Multiple Events Throws Distance/Pole Vault Middle Distance Jumps Sprints Middle Distance Sprints/ Distance Middle Distance Throws Throws Sprints Jumps

Year SR SO JR SO JR SR JR FR SO FR SO SO (RS) SR FR FR SO SO JR (RS) SO FR SO SO SO SR JR FR SR SO JR JR SO FR FR FR SO FR FR JR SR

Hometown/HIgh School Belleville, Ill./East St. Louis Bridgeview, Ill./Argo Community Dixon, Ill./Dixon Peoria, Ill./Lewiston Chicago, Ill./Percy L. Julian Fox Lake, Ill./Grant Downers Grove, Ill./North/Tampa Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East Roscoe, Ill./Hononegah/Ferris State Fairview Heights, Ill./Belleville East Chicago, Ill./Plainfield North Freeport, Ill./Dakota Chicago, Ill./Seton Academy Belleville, Ill./ Belleville East Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Pope John Paul II Flint, Mich./Carman-Ainsworth/Alabama State Biggsville, Ill./West Central Kericho, Kenya/AIC Litein Whitby, Ontario/Father Leo J. Austin Johnston, Iowa/Johnston Rockford, Ill./Christian Life/Western Illinois Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North Rock Island, Ill./Rock Island Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park West Salem, Wis./West Salem Bloomington, Ill./Tri-Valley Seminole, Fla./Seminole Sterling, Ill./Sterling/Sauk Valley CC South Bend, Ind./Riley Rockford, Ill./Christian Life Calumet City, Ill./Seton Academy Danville, Ill./Danville Rock Falls, Ill./Newman Catholic Tuscola, Ill./Tuscola Bloomington, Ill./Normal Community West Fisher, Ill./Fisher Lafayette, Ind./Hononegah (Rockton, Ill.) Mendota, Ill./Sterling

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MEET THE HUSKIES APRIL ANDERSON

PATRICIA BAUTISTA

Senior | Sprint/ Jumps | 5-5 Belleville, Ill. | East St. Louis

Sophomore| Pole Vault | 5-2 Bridgeville, Ill. | Argo Community

2009-10: Indoor- Leapt to a season-best mark of 17-05.50 in the long jump event at the Panther Open (1/16) to finish fifth in the event … raced to a season-best time in the 200-meter dash with a ninth-place time of 28.44 at the Carthage Invitational (1/30). 2008-09: Outdoor- Did not compete. Indoor - Did not compete. 2007-08: Indoor- Set a 16-07.25 mark in the long jump at the Redbird Open (12/8), where she placed sixth ... long jumped 15-05 at the Badger Classic (1/12) for an 11th-place finish ... achieved an indoor season-best in the long jump (16-10) at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/26). Outdoor- Leaped to a 16-11.50 mark in the long jump at the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) … helped the 4x200m relay (1:52.65) to a second-place finish at the Disney Relays (3/7-3/8) … member of the third-place 4x100m relay (49:38) at the Southern Ohio Cup (3/29). 2006-07: Indoor– Claimed a personal record in the 200m dash with a time of 27.30 at the Iowa State Classic (2/10) … ran for a season-best 8.06 in the 60-meter dash at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/27) ... earned an indoor career-best 17-8.75 in the long jump at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/24) ... Outdoor- ran a personal best (13.02) in the 100-meter dash at the Baldy Castillo Invitational (3/17) ... took second-place as a member of the 4x100meter relay team (49.18) at the Redbird Invitational (4/28) ... leaped to a fifthplace finish in the long jump (5.28m/17-4) at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/5). High School: Holds the Southwest Conference record in the long jump ... member of the Illinois state record-holding 4x200m relay team ... member of the conference record-holding 4x100m relay team ... earned a place on Belleville’s honor roll her sophomore, junior and senior years. Personal: Daughter of Marilyn and Kevin Anderson … born March 1, 1988 … majoring in communication.

2009-10: Cross Country- Competed in the Huskie Open (9/12) and Illinois Intercollegiate (9/18) with the Huskies during the 2009 season …. finished the Huskie Open with a 5k time of 27:35.20 before posting a season-best time of 24:31 at the Illinois Intercollegiate. Indoor- Achieved a second-place finish in the pole vault at the Panther Open (1/16), vaulting a season-best mark of 8-00.00 … tied her season-best performance of 8-00.00 at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/19) to finish seventh. 2008-09: Cross Country- Competed in three meets... recorded a top 5k time of 26:01 at the Illinois Intercollegiate (9/19)... placed a season-best 65th at the Illini Challenge (8/29). Indoor- Set a collegiate personal record of 8-6.50 in the pole vault at the CMU Quadrangular (2/6). Outdoor- Recorded a school record 8-11.50 in the pole vault at the NIU Invite (5/9) to finish second … Finished the Spartan Invitational (4/18) with a second-place score of 8-11.5 in the pole vault, tying her personal best. High School: Named to the All-South Suburban Conference Team in track and cross country as a senior... also named all-conference for track as a junior... team captain as a junior and senior earned team MVP honors in her final season... two-time conference champion in the pole vault, won with vaults of 8-6 as a senior and 8-0 as a junior... helped her track and field team to conference titles in each of her final two seasons, and her cross country team to a first-place league finish as a senior. Personal: Daughter of Araceli Garcia... born Oct. 9, 1989... major is undecided.

Bautista’s Personal Bests Indoor Outdoor

Pole Vault 8-6.50 8-11.50

Anderson’s Personal Bests 60m 8.06 --

Indoor Outdoor

100m -13.02

200m 27.30 26.73

LJ 17-8.25 18-2.5

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MEET THE HUSKIES BREANNA BREVITT

MARY BULL

Junior | Distance | 5-3 Dixon, Ill. | Dixon

Sophomore | Throws | 5-6 Peoria, Ill. | Lewiston

2009-10: Cross Country- Notched a season-best 5k time of 19:59 at the Illinois Intercollegiate (9/18)… recorded a season-best 6k time of 24:39.1 at the Tori Neubauer Race (10/17)… placed second among NIU runners at the Western Illinois Open (9/4). Indoor- Earned a personal-best time in the 1-mile run at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/19) when she raced to a seventh-place time of 5:24.68 … recorded a personal record in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 10:55.48 at the Illinois Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/23) … concluded the season with a personal-best time of 18:59.37 in the 5,000-meter run at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/26). 2008-09: Cross Country- Scored in all six meets ... was the second Huskie to cross the finish line at the MAC Championships (11/1), finishing in a personalbest 19:02 ... took third among NIU runners at the Roy Griak Invite (9/27) and the Bradley Cross Country Classic (10/17) ... improved her six-kilometer time by over a minute between those two meets, from 24:46 to 23:43. Indoor- Ran her best race of the year with a 10:58.75 3,000m run at the MAC Championships (2/28) ... took fifth in the mile at the Illinois Intercollegiate (1/31), running a personal best time of 5:30.95 ... set a then-personal record of 11:11.82 in the 3,000 at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational (1/24)... reset her career-best 3,000m time at the CMU Quadrangular (2/6) with an 11:06.72 mark. OutdoorAchieved a personal-best time of 2:24.20 in the 800m run and 10:51.18 in the 3,000m run at Northridge (3/14) … earned a first-place finish of 11:51.62 in the 3,000m run at the NIU Invite (5/9) … recorded a personal-best time in the 5,000m run with a time of 18:49.54, finishing sixth at Marquette (4/25). 2007-08: Cross Country- Recorded a personal-best time of 19:47.05 at the George Dales Invite (10/12), finishing 19th at the event... clocked-in at 20:02 at the Illinois Intercollegiate (9/14), where she was the third Huskie across the finish line... scored for the Huskies at the MAC Championships (10/27) with a time of 20:04.6... finished the 6k course at the NCAA Midwest Regional (11/10) in a career-best 24:02. Indoor- Ran for a personal best in the 1,000m at the EIU Mega Meet (1/19) with a time of 3:23.64... achieved a personal best in the mile with a time of 5:59.08 at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/26)... took home a season best in the 3,000 with a time of 11:25.68 at the Tadd Metzger Invite (2/2). Outdoor- Recorded a personal best in the 1,500m (5:17.48) at the Southern Ohio Cup (3/29) ... ran to a personal record in the 5,000m at the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) with a time of 19:49.18 … assisted the 4x800m (10:28.16) to a second-place finish at the Disney Relays (3/7-3/8) ... placed fourth at the Disney Relays (3/7-3/8) in the 1,500m (5:26.37). High School: Compiled eight varsity letters at Dixon High School (four for track and cross country)... a four-time first team all-conference performer in cross country... named team captain prior to her junior and senior seasons... twice qualified for the state championship, in the 4x400m relay and in the 3200m run... voted MVP her junior and senior years ... made the all-conference team in the 4x400m relay in 2005 and in the 1600m in 2006... joined former Huskie Jessica Schauff as the only female athletes in school history to be named to the NCIC First Team all four years. Personal: Daughter of Dianna and Tom Brevitt … born May 18, 1989 … majoring in health education.

Brevitt’s Personal Bests 800m Indoor -Outdoor 2:24.20

3,000m 10:55.48 10:51.18

5,000m -18:49.54

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2009-10: Indoor- Set a personal-best mark in the shot put at the Carthage Invitational (1/30), placing second with a throw of 39-08.50 … achieved a season-best weight throw at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/19) with a mark of 36-00.75 2008-09: Indoor- Recorded a season-high shot put of 37-3.75 at the MAC Championships (2/28) ... threw her second-best mark of the year, a 36-3.50 shot put, at the BSU Quadrangular (2/20) ... placed ninth with a 34-11.75 shot put at the Panther Open (1/17) ... scored at the ISU Early Bird (12/6) with an eighth-place finish in the shot put (34-11.25). Outdoor- Earned a personal-best shot put mark of 38-08.75 against Northridge (3/14) to place sixth in the event … recorded a season-best discus throw of 119-09 at the NIU Invite (5/9), taking fourth in the event … placed third in the javelin at the NIU Invite with a personal best mark of 105-06. High School: Earned first team all-conference accolades in all four seasons ... threw top career marks of 112-6 in the discus and 35-5 in the shot put ... in both her junior and senior seasons, took first place in the shot put and second in the discus at the Prairieland Conference Championships... won the discus gold at the conference championships as a freshman and a sophomore ... three-sport letterwinner captained her basketball and volleyball teams as a senior ... named volleyball team MVP in both her final two seasons ... named first-team allconference for volleyball as a junior and senior, and for basketball as a senior ... earned academic all-state recognition as a senior ... holds program’s freshman shot put and discus records. Personal: Daughter of Kathy and Jim Bull ... born Sept. 20, 1989 ... former honor society member intends to major in accountancy with a minor in Spanish... enjoys playing volleyball and basketball.

Bull’s Personal Bests Shot Put Indoor 39-08.50 Outdoor 38-08.75

Discus -119-09

Javelin -105-06

RASHETA BUTLER

Junior | Sprints | 5-7 Chicago | Percy L. Julian 2009-10: Indoor- Concluded the season with a personal-best time of 58.63 in the 400-meter dash at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/26) ... member of the 4x400m relay team that raced to a season-best 3:56.69 at the championships ... ran a season-best 60-meter dash time at the Eastern Michigan Open (1/19) with a third-place time of 7.86 … finished first in the 200-meter dash at the Carthage Invitational (1/30), recording a personal-best time of 25.82 … finished second in the event at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11) with a time of 26.13 … member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished third at the Panther Open (1/16) with a time of 4:02.65 2008-09: Indoor- Set personal records in both the 200m dash (25.90) and the 2008-09

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MEET THE HUSKIES 400m (59.21) at the MAC Championships (2/27) ... 200m time was an NIU season-best... won two golds at the Panther Open (1/17) ... took first in the 60m dash with an 8.04 ... ran a 26.13 200m dash at the event to finish first... took first place with a 1:00.67 400m run at the Carthage Opener (1/10). OutdoorSet a personal record in the100m dash with a first-place time of 12.11 at the NIU Invitational (5/9) … also recorded a first-place finish of 25.69 in the 200m run … achieved first-place finishes in the 100m dash (12.66) and the 200m dash (25.51) at the Spartan Invitational (4/18) … earned a personal-best time of 24.83 in the 200m at the MAC Championships … member of the 4x100 relay team that broke a NIU school record with a time of 47.78 at the MAC Championships. 2007-08: Practiced with the team but did not compete. High School: In just one year at Percy L. Julian High School, Butler set the school record in the 200m and 400m... first female in school history to qualify for the state championship meet … captured the sectional title in the 200m and 400m, while finishing second in the 100m. Personal: Daughter of Geraldine Walker and Frederick Butler … born September 17, 1988 … majoring in political science.

Butler’s Personal Bests 60m 7.83 --

Indoor Outdoor

100m -12.11

200m 25.58 24.83

400m 58.58 --

CORA CAULFIELD

Senior | Throws | 5-9 Grant | Fox Lake, Ill. 2009-10: IndoorIndoor- Did not compete 2008-09: Indoor- Took first place at the Carthage Opener (1/10) with a seasonbest 42-6.25 shot put... recorded a personal best weight throw of 42-6.75 to take fifth at that event. Outdoor- Finished second in the discus at the NIU Invite (5/9) with a season-best 143-04 . 2007-08: Indoor- Placed third at the EIU Mega Meet (1/19) in the shot put with a throw of 43-10.50 ... achieved a season best of 37-1 in the weight throw and was runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 42-0 at the Tadd Metzger Invite (2/2). Outdoor- Finished the season at the MAC Championship (5/17) with a 155-2 career record in the discus and the 44-4 personal record in the shot put … broke previous personal discus records four times … finished second and threw a 143-3 in the discus at the Southern Ohio Cup (3/29) … won the discus (148-3) and the shot put (44-0) at the Chicagoland Championship (4/6) … placed first and achieved a throw of 152-03 in the discus at the Jack Shaw Invite (5/3) … finished third in the shot put (40-6) at the Disney Relays (3/7-3/8) … took third in the discus (127-07) at the Augie Invitational … placed third in the discus (144-0) and shot put (41-7) at the Wisconsin Twilight … placed third in the shot put (41-10.50) at the Jack Shaw Invite. 2006-07: Indoor- Earned her first title as a Huskie with a shot put toss of 42-1 at the Cardinal Invitational (2/3)... set a personal best in the shot put with a mark of 44-5.25 at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/27) Outdoor- Achieved a season best mark in the season opener with a discus throw of 138-04 to place seventh at the Baldy Castillo Invitational (3/17). High School: Threw a prep career best 41-6 in the shot put her junior and senior years... had a personal record of 134-00 in the discus at Grant High School. Personal: Daughter of Judith and Gregory Caulfield... born Feb. 6, 1988 … majoring in elementary education.

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Caulfield’s Personal Bests Indoor Outdoor

Shot Put 44-5.25 43-10

Weight Throw 42-6.75 --

Discus -155-02

Hammer Throw -100-9

HEATHER CHILDS

Junior | Distance | 5-5 Downers Grove, Ill.| North | Tampa 2009-10: Cross Country- Notched a career-best five-kilometer time of 21:57.49 at the Huskie Open (9/12) … recorded a six-kilometer time of 26:28.9 at the Tori Neubauer Race (10/17), a personal-best mark … competed in the MAC Championships (10/31), crossing the finish line with a time of 26:53.9 to help the Huskies to an eighth-place finish. Indoor- Ran a personal-best time in the 1-mile run at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11), finishing the race with a time of 6:03.70 … achieved a personal record in the 800-meter run, racing to a finish of 2:35.40 at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/19). 2008-09: Indoor- Placed fifth in the 800m run with a personal record 2:41.13 at the Panther Open (1/17) ... ran 2:41.93 in the event at the BSU Quadrangular (2/20). Outdoor- Ran a personal-best 400m time of 1:06.67 at the Spartan Invite (4/18) … ran a sixth-place time of 1:08.11 at the Marquette Invitational (4/25) and a fifth-place time of 1:09.16 at the NIU Invite (5/9) in the event … ran a 2:44.13 in the 800m run at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (4/4). High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner ... twice named athlete of the week, once in both her sophomore and freshman years ... earned all-academic recognition for all four seasons. Personal: Daughter of Shelley and George Childs ... born Sept. 20, 1988 ... majoring in pre-physical therapy.

Child’s Personal Bests

400m 800m Indoor -2:35.40 Outdoor 66.67 2:44.13 ---

1-mile 6:03.70

REBECCA CRONIN

Freshman | Sprints/Jumps | 5-9 Bartlett, Ill. | Bartlett 2009-10: Indoor- Member of the 4x400m relay team that raced to a season-best 3:56.69 at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/27) ... achieved a personal-best time in the 400-meter dash at the Iowa State Classic (2/12), with a time of 59.60 … notched a personal-best mark in the triple jump at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11) when she leapt to a fifth-place mark of 26-00.75 … member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished third at the Panther Open (1/16) in a time of 4:02.65 . High School: Finished second in the triple jump and 300m hurdles and third in the 4x100 meter relay at the Upstate Eight Conference championships … finished sixth in the triple jump at the state championships … named Bartlett High School most valuable player in both field and sprint events her senior year

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MEET THE HUSKIES “Being a member of this team I have made a lot of close friends,, tra avele led d many ma ny p pla lace la ces, ce s, and and llea earn ea r ed rn d man anyy lesson less onss that th hat w wililll he help lp me me th thro roug ugho hout ut lilife fe.” .” -Cor -C Cor ora a Ca Caul ulfi fiel eld d

… varsity B letterwinner her senior year … holds school records in the 300m hurdles (45.1) and the triple jump (37-5.5) … achieved a meet record at the Cougar Twilight Invitational in the triple jump with a score of 37-5 .5 … played basketball all four years at Bartlett. Personal: Daughter of Linda Cronin … born March 18, 1991 … plans to major in accounting.

KATHRYN DOWNIN

Cronin’s Personal Bests Indoor

400m 59.60

TJ 36-00.75

LIZ DANLEY

Sophomore | Pole Vault | 5-2 Frankfort, Ill. | Lincoln-Way East 2009-10: Indoor- Recorded a personal-best mark in the pole vault at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11) … finished the event with a seventh-place mark of 8-06.25 2008-09: Indoor- Did not compete. Outdoor- Did not compete. High School: Four-year varsity member placed third at sectionals and won a conference championship as a junior... took second at sectionals and third in the conference as a sophomore... set a career-best pole vault mark of 11-0 during her junior year... did not compete as a senior due to injury. Personal: Daughter of Judy and Byron Danley... born April 6, 1989... high school honor student plans to major in pre-physical therapy.

Freshman | Middle Distance | 5-5 Roscoe, Ill. | Hononegah | Ferris State 2009-10: Indoor- Set a personal record in the 800-meter run at the Illinois Carle/ Health Alliance Classic (1/23) with a time of 2:38.95 … achieved her secondbest performance of the season at the Carthage Invitational (1/30) when she raced to a time of 2:38.97 in the 800-meter run. High School: Ran track all four years, earning varsity letters in her sophomore and junior campaigns … also played soccer her freshman, sophomore, and junior years … three-year varsity letterwinner for soccer … played collegiate soccer at Ferris State University for one year before transferring to NIU … also participated as a member of Raptors/Dactyls FC and Rockford United soccer clubs. Personal: Daughter of Barbara and Joe Downin … admires the Blackhawks’Jonathan Toews … majoring in elementary education … born January 18, 1989.

Downin’s Personal Bests Indoor

800m 2:38.95

RONEISHA FRYE

Danley’s Personal Bests Indoor

PV 8-06.25

Sophomore | Sprints | 5-7 Fairview Heights, Ill. | Belleville East 2009-10: Indoor- Set a personal-best time in the 200-meter dash at the Iowa State Classic (2/12) with a time of 25.80 … also ran a time of 8.11 in the 60-meter dash at the classic … achieved a personal-best time in the 60-meter

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“I fe eel I have become a le ead a er of this is te eam m. I wa ant to to sh s ow my teammatess wha at theyy can ac a complish in their colleg co ege trrack care eers and help them to rea re ach h th thei eirr goals.”” -Brittany Houghton hurdles at the Illinois Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/23) when she raced to a time of 8.86 … earned a first-place finish in the 200-meter dash at the Panther Open (1/16) with a time of 26.48 2008-09: Indoor- Set a personal record at the MAC Championships (2/27) in the 200m (26.44) ... ran the 200m dash in 26.79 at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/20), finishing sixth ... took third in the 200m dash at the ISU Early Bird Invite (12/6) with a time of 27.04 ... recorded a season best 9.36 in the 60m hurdles at the Illinois Intercollegiate (1/31). Outdoor- Recorded a personal-best record in the 100m dash (13.05) at the Spartan Invitational (4/18), a fifth-place finish … claimed a first-place finish in the event at the Marquette Invitational (4/25) with a time of 13.34 … earned a season-best outdoor time of 26.73 in the 200m at the Northridge Invitational (3/14) … recorded a personal-best 15.26 in the 100m hurdles at Northridge … earned a first-place finish in 16.44 at the NIU Invite (5/9), and a fourth-place time of 16.50 at the Spartan Invitational (4/18) in the 100m hurdles event … achieved a season-best finish of 1:08.06 in the 400m Hurdles at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (4/4) … member of the 4 x 100 relay team that broke a NIU school record with a time of 47.78 at the MAC Championships. High School: Holds her high school’s 100m (15.2) and 200m dash (25.5) records ... earned two varsity letters in track and field ... named team captain as a senior ... attended National Junior Olympics from 2004 to 2007... ranked 13th in the nation in the 100m hurdles by USATFCCCA after running a 14.5 100m hurdle time at nationals...named most improved athlete as a junior ... member of all-conference second team as a junior ... received all-conference honorable mention recognition as a freshman. Personal: Daughter of Tina and Ronnie Frye ... mother was an All-American track and field athlete at Western Illinois ... looks up to Jackie Joyner Kersee ... born Oct. 31, 1990 ... plans to major in business.

Frye’s Personal Bests Indoor Outdoor

60m 8.11 --

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100m -13.05

100mH -15.26

200m 25.80 26.73

400mH -1:08.06

MEGAN GREGORY

RS Sophomore | Sprints | 5-9 Chicago, Ill. | Plainfield North 2009-10: Indoor- In her collegiate debut, broke the NIU school record in the 60-meter hurdles at the Panther Open (1/16) with a personal-best time of 8.60 … achieved a personal record of 25.78 in the 200-meter dash at the Iowa State Classic (2/12) … notched her second-fastest time in the 200-meter dash at the Illinois Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/23) with a time of 25.89 … finished second at the Carthage Invitational in the event with a time of 26.03 … raced to a season-best finish in the 60-meter dash at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 7.94 2008-09: Indoor- Did not compete. Outdoor- Did not compete. High School: Three-year captain and team MVP helped Plainfield North to an undefeated 2008 regular season ... qualified for four events at the IHSA state meet as a senior with her team taking fourth in the 4x200m dash ... placed 10th in the 100m hurdles as a junior at the state meet ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... set six school records, including 55m hurdles, 55m low hurdles, 300m hurdles, and three records as a member of a relay team ... also played basketball as a junior and sophomore. Personal: Daughter of Pamela Berry and George Haynes ... born Feb. 21, 1990 ... intends to major in business ... admires Florence Griffith Joyner.

Gregory’s Personal Bests Indoor

200m 25.78

60mH 8.60

60m 7.94

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MEET THE HUSKIES BRITTANY HOUGHTON

Senior | Jumps | 5-6 Freeport, Ill. | Dakota 2009-10: Indoor- Member of the 4x400m relay team that raced to a season-best 3:56.69 at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/27) ... set a personal record in the 400-meters with a time of 1:00.17 at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (1/9) … raced to a first-place finish in the 400m at the Panther Open (1/16), crossing the finish line in a time of 1:00.61 … notched a season-best performance in the 200-meter dash at the EMU Invite (1/9) with a time of 27.28 … leapt to a season-best mark of 18-01.00 in the long jump at the Carthage Invitational (1/30), a first-place finish … won the long jump at the Panther Open (1/16) with a mark of 17-09.75. 2008-09: Indoor - Set the NIU indoor triple jump record with a 38-1.25 mark at the MAC Championships (2/28)... scored the Huskies’ only point on day one of that event (2/27), placing eighth in the long jump (18-4.5)... won long jump gold at the Panther Open (1/17) and the CMU Quad (2/6) with jumps of 18-7.75 and 18-6, respectively... placed second in the triple jump with a 36-6.25 mark at the CMU Quadrangular (2/6)... took the silver in the long jump at the ISU Early Bird Invitational (1/24) with a 17-9 mark... also took second in the 200m dash (26.58) at that event... placed third in the long jump at the Illinois Intercollegiate (1/31) with a 17-8.75 jump. Outdoor- Earned a first-place finish in the 400m (59.14) at the NIU Invitational (5/9) … claimed first-place finishes in the long jump at the NIU Invite with a mark of 18-06, and at the Spartan Invitational (4/18) with a jump of 18-01 … achieved a season-best mark at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (4/4) with a third-place long jump score of 18-10 … recorded third-place finishes in the triple jump at both the Spartan Invitational (36-03) and the Mike Poehlein Invitational (37-02.25) … member of the 4x100 relay team that broke a NIU school record with a time of 47.78 at the MAC Championships. 2007-08: Indoor- Broke a 27-year-old NIU record in the long jump with a 18-5.5 leap at the MAC Championships (3/1) ... reached a season best in the 200m at MAC Championships (2/29) with a time of 27.03 ... finished fifth in the long jump with a mark of 16-8 and placed fourth in the 400m (1:00.71) at the Redbird Invitational (12/8) ... jumped to a personal best in the long jump with a leap of 18-1.5 and placed second in the triple jump with a jump of 36-3. 5 at the Badger Track Classic (1/12) ... finished fifth at the EIU Mega Meet (1/19) in the long jump with a jump of 17-2.75 ... captured an indoor season best in the 200m with a time of 27.06 at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/26)... won the long jump (18-2.25) and the 400m (1:01.85) and took second in the triple jump (35-11.25) at the Tadd Metzger Invite (2/2). Outdoor- Reset her previous school triple jump record at the MAC Championships (5/17) with a leap of 38-04.25 … jumped to a second place triple jump finish and a personal record at the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) with a mark of 37-9.50 … leaped to a personal record and a first-place finish at the event with a mark of 18-9.25 in the long jump … won the long jump (18-4.25) at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/10) … placed second in the triple jump (36-06.25) at the Disney Relays (3/7-3/8) … placed first in the long jump (17-7) and third in the triple jump (35-01) at the Augie Invitational (4/18) … ran on the first place 4x100m (50.86) and the 4x400m (4:04.36) relays at the Disney Relays (3/7-3/8). 2006-07: Indoor- Made the longest jump of the indoor season for NIU on her way to second-place in the triple jump (36-7) and fifth in the long jump (17-1.25) at the Illinois Invitational (1/13) … won her heat in the 200-meter dash (27.07) and finished fourth in the long jump with a mark of 17-9.5, a Huskies’ season high, at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/16) ... took fourth-place with a mark of 17-1.25 in the long jump and long jumped a 35-6.5 at the Wisconsin Elite

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Invitational (1/27) … earned a fifth-place finish in both the long jump (17-11) and the triple jump (35-5.25) in her first meet as a Huskie, the Redbird Open (12/9) ... Outdoor- Ran a leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that set a new school record (3:46.86), and the record-breaking 4x100-meter relay team (48.34) at the MAC Outdoor Championships … opened the outdoor season with a personal best in the 100-meter dash (13.11) at the Baldy Castillo Invitational (3/17/07)...participated on the 4x100-meter relay team that took second-place (48.42) at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/5/07).... High School: Served as co-captain for Dakota all four years ... earned AllUpstate Illini Conference accolades her last three years ... selected Most Valuable Performer by her teammates her last three years .. holds the school record in the long jump, triple jump, 100m and 400m dash ... holds the conference mark in the long jump, triple jump and 400m. Personal: Daughter of Renee and Craig Houghton … born April 6, 1988 …. majoring in textiles, apparel and merchandising.

Houghton’s Personal Bests Indoor Outdoor

60m 8.21 --

100m -13.11

200m 26.33 26.48

400m LJ 1:00.17 18-7.75 57.97 18-10

TJ 38-1.25 38-4.25

ANISHA JOHNSON

Freshman | Sprints/Jumps | 5-6 Chicago, Ill. | Seton Academy 2009-10: Indoor- Had a season-best performance in the 60-meter dash at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11) with a time of 8.05 … raced to a time of 27.28 in the 200-meter dash at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (1/9), a season-best performance … achieved a season-best long jump mark in the EMU Invite with a leap of 16-03.00

Johnson’s Personal Bests Indoor

60m 8.05

200m 27.28

JESSICA JOHNSON

Freshman | Sprints | 5-8 Belleveille, Ill. | Belleville East 2009-10: Set a personal record in the 200-meter dash at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/19), crossing the finish line in a time of 26.68 … ran a seventhplace time of 8.05 in the 60-meter dash at the BSU Quads before achieving a personal-best time at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational (1/23) when she raced to a time of 8.03

Johnson’s Personal Bests Indoor

60m 7.91

200m 26.68

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MEET THE HUSKIES CHANEL KELLYMAN

Sophomore | Sprints | 5-4 Toronto, Canada | Pope John Paul II 2009-10: Indoor- Achieved a personal record in the 60-meter dash with a sixthplace time of 7.91 at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11) … also earned a personal-best at the invitational with a fourth-place time of 26.56 in the 200-meter dash. 2008-09: Indoor- Won two events at the Carthage Opener (1/10), taking gold in the 55m dash (7.53) and the 200m dash (27.18)... set a season-best in the 200m dash at the Carle/Health Alliance Invite (1/24) with a 26.81. Outdoor- Did not compete. High School: Attended the Canadian National Legions Championships in 2005 and placed second in the 100m and 200m dashes... competed in the Hershey North American finals in 2000 when she won the 200m dash... recorded top prep career times of 12.33 in the 100m dash, 25.60 in the 200m dash and 7.84 in the 60m dash. Personal: Daughter of Lorna Wilson and Alvin Kellyman ... admires track and field athlete Veronica Campbell ... born April 2, 1990 ... majoring in pre-nursing … enjoys cooking.

Kellyman’s Personal Bests Indoor

60m 7.91

200m 26.56

RHONDA LEE

team her freshman year… named to the all-regional team in the 4x100m and 4x200m her freshman year … also lettered in varsity cheerleading as a freshman and senior. Personal: Daughter of Brenda and Demris Lee … has a son, Jaiden Demris Lee–Marshall… enjoys singing, fashion and print modeling … admires Florence Griffith Joyner and Usain Bolt … was a member of the National Honor Society and the African American Student Association … born December 1, 1989.

Lee’s Personal Bests Indoor

60m 7.70

200m 26.07

LJ 18-4.50

BRANDIE LINDO

Junior (RS) | Multiple Events | 5-3 Biggsville, Ill. | West Central 2009-10: Indoor- Did not compete 2008-09: Indoor- Did not compete. Outdoor- Did not compete. 2007-08: Indoor- Ran a personal best in the 400m with a time of 1:06.77 at the Redbird Invitational (12/8/07)... garnered a season best in the 200m (29.85) at the Tadd Metzger Invitational (2/2/08). 2006-07: Indoor- Raced to a personal best in the 200-meter dash (29.25) at the Redbird Open (12/9) ... set a personal record in the long jump (13-7.75) at the event. Outdoor- Set a new personal record in 200-meter dash (28.84) and the high jump (4-11) at the Redbird Classic (4/28) ... threw the javelin for a personal best (73-5) and earned a personal record in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.71 at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/5). High School: Ran varsity track and field and was elected team captain all four years ... part of a conference championship team her senior year... also played varsity basketball all four years Personal: Daughter of S.C. Lindo … born Dec. 4, 1987 … majoring in biology.

Lindo’s Personal Bests Sophomore | Sprints/Jumps | 5-4 Flint, Mich. | Carman-Ainsworth 2009-10: Indoor- Broke a 31-year old NIU school record in the 55-meter dash at the Tadd Metzger Invitational, and shattered another 31-year old school record in the 60-meter dash at the Iowa State Classic two weeks later …. achieved a personal-best time of 7.16 in the 55-meter dash to finish first at the Tadd Metzger Invitational, before racing to a time of 7.70 in the 60-meter dash to finish 15th at the Iowa State Classic … ran a personal-best time of 26.07 in the 200-meter dash at the Iowa State Classic … off the track, set a personal record in the long jump at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/27) with a leap of 18-04.50 … won the long jump EMU Invite with a leap of 17-07.00 High School: Member of her high school’s record setting 4x100m and 4x200m relay teams… also holds the Big 9 Championship record in the long jump … … member of the all-conference team in the long jump and 4x100 her senior season … earned all-state and all-academic awards her senior year … named to all-regional and all-conference teams in the 100m and long jump her junior year … her sophomore year she was all-conference in the 200m, 4x100m, and the 4x200m … as a freshman she was all-state in the 100m and 4x100m ... all-conference first team performer in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m her freshman, sophomore and junior years and in the 4x200m her sophomore and junior years … she was all-state her sophomore, junior and senior years as a member of the 4x100 and 4x200 … member of the 2005 regional champions

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Indoor Outdoor

100mH -17.71

200m 29.25 --

400m 1:06.77 4-11

HJ 4-11 --

LJ Javelin 13-7.75 --73’5”

NANCY MARITIM

Sophomore | Distance | 5-3 Kericho, Kenya | AIC Litein 2009-10: Cross Country- Improved her race times in each meet, finishing the season with a career best 6k time of 24:06 at the NCAA Regional Championships (11/14) … earned a personal best 5k time at the Illinois Intercollegiate (9/18) with a time of 22:03. Indor- Set a personal-best time in the 3,000-meter run when she posted a time of 10:59.44 at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/27) … set a personal record in the 5,000-meter run at the championships with a time of 19:29.77 .... achieved a personal-best time in the 1-mile run at the Panther Open (1/16) with a time of 6:04.29. Personal: Daughter of Esther and Daniel Maritim ... attended Justice Rotich

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Maritim’s Personal Bests Indoor

3,000m 10:59.44

5,000m 19:29.77

1-mile 6:04.29

JENNELLE MCCALLA

Freshman | Sprints | 5-6 Whitby, Canada | Father Leo J. Austin 2009-10: Indoor- Raced to a personal-best performance in the 400-meters at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational, crossing the finish line in a time of 1:00.78 … raced to a first-place finish (1:41.89) in the 600-meters at the Tadd Metzger Invitational ran a season-best time of 1:30.18 at the Iowa State Classic … finished the 800-meter run at the Ball State Quadrangular in a personal-best time of 2:26.83 High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in track and field … named her team’s most valuable runner her freshman and sophomore years … member of the all-conference first team as a freshman … holds the OTFA Under 17 record in the 50m hurdles at 7.53 and the Royal Canadian Legion under-15 record in the 300m hurdles at 43.73 … graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA while being an Ontario Scholar and a member of the honor roll from 2005-2009. Personal: Daughter of Esther and Raphael McCalla … enjoys playing the piano and writing poetry … majoring in psychology … born March 31, 1991.

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McCalla’s Personal Bests Indoor

400m 1:00.78

600m 1:40.48

desire, and confidence to succeed at anything I set my mind to.” -Rocehelle Muskeyvalley

800m 2:26.83

SAMANTHA McCONEGHEY

Personal: Daughter of Julia Burke and NIU assistant track and field coach Mark McConeghey ... born July, 15, 1990 ... enjoys reading and writing ... majoring in English ... admires Steve Prefontaine.

McConeghey’s Personal Bests Sophomore | Distance | 5-6 Johnston, Iowa | Johnston 2009-10: Cross Country- Set a personal-best in the six-kilometer at the Tori Neubauer race (10/17) with a time of 28:46.8 … achieved a career-best five-kilometer time at the Illinois Intercollegiate (9/18) with a 24:09. Indoor- Set a personal record in the 3,000-meter run at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11) … finished ninth with a time of 12:16.12 … finished sixth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 12:34.43 at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/19). 2008-09: Cross Country- Did not compete. Indoor- Did not compete. OutdoorDid not compete. High School: Three-year letterwinner was also her team’s most improved cross country athlete three times... helped her team to a fourth-place finish in Iowa as a senior and a sophomore, and to regional championships in both her freshman and junior years.

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Indoor

3000m 12:16.12

DEIDRA MCINTOSH

Sophomore | Jumps | 5-7 Rockford, Ill. | Christian Life 2009-10: Indoor- Achieved a personal-best mark and seventh-place finish in the long jump at the Iowa State Classic when she leapt 18-03.00 … won the long jump at the Tadd Metzger Invitational with a leap of 18-01.00 … notched a second-place performance at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational with a mark of 17-09.75

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MEET THE HUSKIES 2008-09: Indoor- Posted a personal best 17-9 in the long jump at the CMU Quad (2/6), placing fifth ... took third at the Panther Open (1/17) in the long jump with a 17-4. Outdoor- Notched a personal record of 18-0.50 in the long jump at the NIU Invite (5/9), placing third … earned first-place with a finish of 16-08 long jump at the Marquette Invitational (4/25) and took second at the Spartan Invitational (4/18) with a mark of 17-03.25. High School: Four-time state qualifier in the long jump medaled in the event and won the sectional title as a sophomore, and was conference champion as a junior ... also a three-time state qualifier in the 4x100m and 4x200m relays... qualified for the 800m rely as a freshman ... holds the school record as a member of the 4x100m medley relay team with a time of 46.3 ... recorded a prep best long jump mark of 17-9 and a top triple jump of 36-5 as a senior. Personal: Daughter of Slyvia Sledge-McIntosh and Henry McIntosh ... born Feb. 6, 1989 ... major is undecided ... enjoys singing and admires Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.

McIntosh’s Personal Bests LJ Indoor 18-03.00 Outdoor 18-00.50

KELLY MOSER

(2/19) and Eastern Michigan Open (1/9) … posted a mark of 5-01.25 at the Panther Open, and recorded to a height of 5-01.00 at both the BSU Quad and EMU Open 2008-09: Indoor- High jump specialist leapt to a season-best 5-2.50 at the Carle/Health Alliance Invite (1/24), placing eighth ... finished fourth at the Illinois Intercollegiate (1/31) with a 5-2.25 jump ... netted her third-best mark of the year at MAC Championships (2/28), with a 5-1.7. Outdoor- Finished second at both the NIU Invite (5/9) clearing 5-01.75 and at the Spartan Invitational (4/18) where she jumped 4-11.75 … high jumped 5-01 at both the Ben Brown Invitational (3/7) and Northridge (3/14). High School: Six-time all-state honoree in the high jump who earned indoor accolades in all four years and outdoor accolades as a junior and senior ... also garnered all-state mention in the 4x200m relay as a senior ... four-time team MVP won all-conference awards 10 times, including four in the high jump and three in the triple jump ... helped her team to a Southwest Prairie Conference title as a senior... holds both the Plainfield North and Plainfield Central high schools’ record for the high jump ... also holds North’s record in the triple jump ... recorded top prep marks of 5-7 in the high jump, 16-4 in the long jump, 33-3 in the triple jump, and 26.2 in the 200m dash. Personal: Daughter of Debra and Guy Moser ... born May 11, 1990 ... majoring in early childhood education... admires Mia Hamm.

Moser’s Personal Bests HJ Indoor 5-03.25 Outdoor 5-01.75

Sophomore | Jumps | 5-7 Plainfield, Ill. | Plainfield North 2009-10: Indoor- Set a personal-best record in the high jump at the Tadd Metzger Invitational when she took a second with a leap of 5-03.25 … earned a fourth-place finishes at the Panther Open (1/16), Ball State Quadrangular

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SAMANTHA NEWMAN

Senior | Jumps/ Sprints | 5-3 Rock Island, Ill. | Rock Island

Junior | Sprints | 5-6 Chicago, Ill. | Morgan Park

2009-10: Indoor- Achieved a personal record in the 400 meters at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/26) with a time of 58.63 ... member of the 4x400m relay team that raced to a season-best 3:56.69 at the championships ... set a personal-best times in both the 200 meters (26.12) and 400 meters (58.46) at the Iowa State Classic (2/13) … earned a season-best time in the 60-meter dash at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational with a ninth-place time of 7.98 … notched a season-best mark of 17-11.50 in the long jump at the Tadd Metzger Invitational (1/30) 2008-09: Indoor- Set a personal record in the 60m dash with a 7.87 at the Illinois Intercollegiate (1/31), finishing seventh... also marked a season best in the 200m dash (26.94) at that meet... ran a 7.96 at the MAC Championships (2/28)... took fourth in the 60m at the Panther Open (1/17), recording an 8.11. Outdoor- Posted a season-best 100m at the NIU Invitational (5/9) with a second-place time of 12.46 and established a personal-best 17-05.25 in the long jump … ran a personal-best time of 26.21 in the 200m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (4/4). 2007-08: Indoor- Placed fourth with a long jump of 16-08.50 at the Redbird Invite (12/8)... ran a 8.15 in the 60m and finished fourth at the Badger Track Classic (1/12)... reset her season best in the 60m to 8.10 at the MAC Championships (2/29)... took fourth in the long jump (17-2) and set her indoor personal best in the 200m (27.27) and the 55m (7.44) at the Tadd Metzger Invite (2/2). Outdoor- Set her season best in the long jump (16-6.75) at the Disney Relays (3/7-3/8) … member of the first-place 4x100m relay (50.86) and the 1,600m sprint relay (4:26.38) teams that took first at that event … recorded a season best at the Southern Ohio Cup (3/29) in the 200m dash with a time of 27.11 … tabbed a seasonl best in the 100m dash of 12.56 at the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) … finished second in the 100m at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/10) in 12.73. 2006-07: Indoor- Ran a season best 8.31 in the 60-meter dash at the Notre Dame Open (1/19) ... raced to an indoor season best in the 200-meters (27.78) at the Notre Dame invitational (1/19)...finished sixth on her best long jump of the indoor season (16-6.5) at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/27). OutdoorDid not compete. High School: Ran varsity track all four years ... earned first team all-conference and all-area honors all four years ... placed second in the state for the long jump (18-1) as a senior. Personal: Daughter of Joan and Raymond Muskeyvalley … born Feb. 9, 1988 … majoring in industrial engineering.

Muskeyvalley’s Personal Bests Indoor Outdoor

60m 7.87 --

100m -12.44

200m 26.12 25.63

400m 58.46 --

LJ 17-11.50 17-5.25

2009-10: Indoor-Ran a time of 29.34 in the 200-meter dash at the Panther Open (1/16) before racing to a season-best time of 29.29 in the 200m at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/19)

Newman’s Personal Bests Indoor

200m 28.29

COURTNEY OLDENBURG

Freshman | Distance | 5-2 West Salem, Wis. | Wset Salem 2009-10: Cross Country- Finished first for the Huskies at every regular season competition … led NIU at the MAC Championships (10/31) with a 27th-place finish in 23.41.6 … set a career best six-kilometer time of 22:30.80 at the Tori Neubauer Race (10/17) … recorded her top 5k time of 18:38 at the Illinois Intercollegiate (9/18) … had a season-best eighth-place finish at the Huskie Open (9/12) to lead NIU. Indoor- Won the 800-meter run at the Tadd Metzger Invitational (1/30) in a time of 2:21.65 … achieved a first-place finish and ran 10:24.62 in the 3,000-meters at the Panther Open (1/16) … set a personal record in the 3,000 with a time of 10:20.73 at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/27) … recorded NIU’s top finish at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/23) when she raced to a second-place time of 5:10.14 in the 1-mile run High School: Helped lead West Salem to a second-place finish at the state meet in 2008, first place in 2007 and fourth in 2006 … member of the cross country team that finished second in the Loulee Conference her junior and senior seasons … led cross country team to a first-place conference finish her freshman and sophomore years … finished first in the conference in the 1600m run from 2006-2008 … earned a first-place conference finish in the 800m run in both 2007 and 2008 … four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and threeyear track varsity letterwinner … garnered all-conference first team honors all four years … school record holder in 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams and in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m runs … participated in gymnastics all four years, becoming a four-time varsity letterwinner …school record holder in the balance beam, finished fourth in state in gymnastics in 2006. Personal: Daughter of Richard and Jenelle Oldenburg … born March 10, 1991 … majoring in nursing.

Oldenburg’s Personal Bests Indoor

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800m 2:21.65

3000m 10:20.73

1-mile 5:01.60

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AMANDA SCHWAB

Senior | Multiple Events | 5-9 Bloomington, Ill. | Tri-Valley

Sophomore | Multiple | 6-0 Seminole, Fla. | Seminole

2009-10: Indoor- Earned a ninth-place finish with a high jump 4-09.00 at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11) … recorded a personal best shot put mark of 34-00.75 at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/19) … achieved seasonbest finishes in both the 60-meter hurdles (10.30) and triple jump (32-11.75) at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (1/9) … notched a season best 16-05.75 mark in the long jump at the EIU Early Bird Invite 2008-09: Indoor- Competed at the ISU Early Bird Invite (12/6), finishing eighth in the 400m (1:05.88) and taking seventh in the 60m hurdles (9.75) before being sidelined by injury. Outdoor- Placed first at the Marquette Invitational (4/25) in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.93. 2007-08: Indoor- Ran a personal best of 1:02.66 in the 400m at the Redbird Invite (12/8) ... placed fifth in the 400m (1:04.34) at the Tadd Metzger Invitational (2/2). Outdoor- Lowered her personal record in the 400m hurdles to 1:07.33 at the SIU-E Twilight (4/16) … threw 102-9 for a personal best in the javelin at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/10) … competed in six events at the Disney Relays (3/7-3/8) and placed top three in five … set then-personal records in the javelin (92-02) and the 400m hurdles (1:10.43) at the Southern Ohio Cup (3/29) …improved upon those marks at the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) with a throw of 95-10 and a time of 1:08.86 … took second place in the javelin (91-9) at the Jack Shaw Invitational (5/3). 2006-07: Indoor - Posted a personal best in the 200-meters (28.99) at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/16) ... claimed a personal record in the long jump with a 13-2.3 at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/16) .. .ran a season best in the 400-meter (1:08.22) at the Redbird Open (12/9). Outdoor- Set her all-time high in the high jump (4-9) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (3/31) ... leaped a personal best (15-9) in the long jump at the Jack Shaw Classic (4/21) ... raced to a new personal record in the 400-meter (1:11.87) at the Redbird Classic (4/28) ... ran a personal best 16.35 in the 100-meter hurdles at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/5). High School: Ran varsity all four years ... set the McClean County record for 100 meter hurdles (16.5) Personal: Daughter of Rena Pinson … born June 14, 1988 … majoring in marketing.

2009-10: indoor- Achieved a personal record in the 600-meter run at the Panther Open (1/16), crossing the finish line in a time of 1:54.53 … set a career-best mark in the shot put with a throw of 36-06.25 at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/19) … earned season-high finishes in the 200-meter dash (29.21) and long jump (15-04.25) at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11) … notched a season-best performance in the triple jump at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (1/9) with a leap of 31-07.50 2008-09: Indoor- Versatile athlete was the only Huskie to compete in running, jumping and throwing events... competed primarily in the shot put, throwing a season-best 33-5.50 at the ISU Early Bird (12/6)... finished sixth in the 600m at the Illinois Intercollegiate (1/31), running a 1:58.30... also competed in the 200m, 800m and long jump. Outdoor- Achieved personal-best marks in the 200m dash (29.31), long jump (13-09) and discus (109-10) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (4/4) … threw a personal-best 108-11 in the javelin at the NIU Invitational (5/9) to place second … recorded a season-best 31-09.25 shot put at the Spartan Invitational (4/18) to place ninth in the event. High School: Two-time letterwinner picked up most improved honors as a senior... threw career bests of 35-0 in the shot put and 110-0 in the discus. Personal: Daughter of Tim Schwab... born Aug. 2, 1990... majoring in business administration... enjoys painting and art.

Schwab’s Personal Bests 60m Indoor -Outdoor 29.31

200m 28.99 --

400m 1:02.66 1:11.87

HJ 4-09 4-09

LJ Shot Put Javelin 16-5.75 34-0.75 -15-9 31-5.75 102-9

Shot Put 36-06.25 31-09.25

LJ Discus 51-4.25 -13-09 109-10

Javelin -108-11

JACLYN SCIACERO

Junior | Middle Distance | 5-5 Sterling, Ill. | Sterling | Sauk Valley CC

Pinson’s Personal Bests 100mH Indoor -Outdoor 16.35

600m 1:54.53 --

2009-10: Cross Country- Had a season best five-kilometer time of 21:36 at the Illinois Intercollegiate (9/18) … set a season-best at the Tori Neubauer Invitational (10/17) with a six-kilometer time of 25:43.1. Indoor- Ran her personal-best in the 3,000-meter at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/19) in a time of 12:51.61 2008-09: Indoor - Competed at the ISU Early Bird (12/6), finishing 11th in the 800m run in 2:42.95. Outdoor- Did not compete. High School: Four-time all-conference performer ... captained her team and won the spirit award as a senior... team won regional championship and placed fifth at sectionals during her senior season... helped Sterling to four straight conference championships. Personal: Daughter of Mark and Kim Sciacero ... enjoys the outdoors ... born Sept. 19, 1988... majoring in pre-nursing

Sciacero’s Personal Bests Indoor

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800m 2:42.95

3000m 12:51.61

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MEET THE HUSKIES SUNSEA SHAW

JENNER SIO

Junior | Middle Distance | 5-5 South Bend, Ind. | Riley

Sophomore | Jumps | 5-6 Rockford, Ill. | Christian Life

2009-10: Cross Country- Finished first for the Huskies at the NCAA Regionals with a season best six-kilometer time of 22:43.0 … recorded a season-best five-kilometer time of 19:26 at the Illinois Intercollegiate (9/18) ... finished third for the Huskies at the MAC Championships (10/31) in 24:02.3. Indoor- Set a personal best 1-mile time of 5:13.47 at the Iowa State Classic (2/13) to place 25th … achieved a personal record in the 1,000-meter run at the Tadd Metzger Invitational (1/30) with a time of 3:08.19 … ran season-best time of 1:42.57 to finish seventh in the 600-meters at the Panther Open (1/16) ... notched a ninthplace finish in the 800-meter run at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/19) with a season-best time of 2:24.27 2008-09: Cross Country- Recorded the 21st-best 5k time in NIU history at the MAC Championships (18:47), placing 66th... finished as the top Huskie in four of six races, including the last three... ran the team’s top times in the sixkilometer and five-kilometer races, finishing in 22:51 and 18:47, respectively. Indoor- Set a season best in the mile with a 5:14.05 at the MAC Championships (2/28)... ran a 5:15.63 mile at the Ball State Quad (2/20), finishing fifth... recorded her season and a fifth-place finish in the 1,000m run with a 3:10.63 mark at the Carle/Health Alliance Invite (1/14)... took second at the ISU Early Bird (12/6) in the mile, running a 5:31.36. Outdoor- Earned a personal-best in the 800m run at the Northridge Invitational (3/14) with a time of 2:18.32 … took first-place in the 800m at the Spartan Invitational (4/18) in 2:20.89 … ran 4:55.45 in the 1,500m run at the NIU Invitational (5/9) to capture first for the Huskies. 2007-08: Cross Country- Finished as the No. 1 Huskie in four races... recorded a personal best time and finish at the 5K George Dales Invite (10/12), where she finished fifth with a time of 18:29.12... placed in the top half of the field in all but one race... opened her collegiate career as the No. 2 Huskie with a 16th-place finish at the Bradley Invitational (9/7)... placed 38th at the MAC Championships (10/27) in 18:50.9... recorded a career-best 6k time of 22:10 at the NCAA Midwest Regionals (11/10) Indoor- Ran a season best in the 800m with a time of 2:32.68 at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/26)... achieved a then career-best time in the 600m with a time a 1:43.20 at the Tadd Metzger Invitational (2/2)... posted a season-best mile time of 5:17.33 at the MAC Championships (3/1). Outdoor- Ran a personal best 1,500m at the MAC Championships (5/17) with a time of 4:51.58 … won the 800m at the Augie Invite (4/18) in 2:19.40 … competed in four events at the Disney Relays (3/73/8) and placed top two in all four events … placed third in the 1,500m at the Lee Calhoun (4/12) with a time of 4:54.74. High School: Enjoyed a record-breaking career at Riley High School ... after being named team captain her senior season, earned first team all-conference and second team all-state honors ... those accolades helped her receive the sportsmanship award and team MVP... left Riley as the school record-holder in the 4k, 3200m, 1600m, 800m, and as a member of the 4x800m and 4x400m relays. Personal: Daughter of Latanga Steward and Andre Shaw... born July 16, 1988 … majoring in criminology.

Shaw’s Personal Bests 600m 800m Indoor 1:42.06 2:20.14 Outdoor -2:18.32

1,000m 3:08.19 --

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1,500 -4:51.58

1,600 1-mile 5:13.47 5:13.47 ---

2009-10: Indoor- Set a personal record in the triple jump at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/27), leaping to a mark of 37-08.00 to finish 13th ... earned first-place finishes in the long jump and triple jump at Eastern Michigan Open (1/9) with marks of 17-07.00 and 36-04.00, respectively … tied her career-best long jump mark of 17-07.00 at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11), a fourth-place finish. 2008-09: Indoor- Jump specialist medaled five times, including four in the triple jump... took third with a season best 37-3.50 triple jump at the ISU Early Bird (12/6)... placed second at the Carthage Opener (1/10) with a 36-9 mark... won triple jump bronze at both the Panther Open (1/17) and the CMU Quad (2/6), jumping 36-4.25 and 35-8, respectively... earned second place with a season best 17-6.75 long jump at the Carthage Opener (1/10)... placed 16th at MAC Championships (2/28) with a 35-0.5 triple jump mark. Outdoor- Recorded a personal-best 37-5.75 in the triple jump at the MAC Championships (5/16) … competed in the Spartan Invitational (4/18) where she took second-place triple jump of 36-9.00, and recorded a personal-best long jump mark of 17-1.50 to finish fourth … placed third in the long jump (16-5.25) and fourth in the triple jump (34-10.89) at the Marquette Invitational (4/25). High School: Seven-time state medalist finished second in the long jump as a junior, and eighth as a senior... took fourth in the triple jump as a senior... holds eight other school records, including both the long jump (17-3) and the triple jump (37-3)... competed at the USATF Nationals and finished fourth in the long jump at the Junior Olympic Regionals in 2005. Personal: Daughter of Cheryl and Tim Sio... born Dec. 19, 1989... accomplished figure skater competed for 12 years, passing all senior level tests in both field and freeskate... majoring in management... vice president of Christian Life’s National Honor Society branch... enjoys travelling, photography and coaching... admires Frank “Eckie” Johnson, her great-grandfather, who was a four-year letterwinner in football and three-year letterwinner in baseball at Beloit College from 1912-1916.

Sio’s Personal Bests LJ Indoor 17-07.00 Outdoor 17-1.50

TJ 37-08.00 37-05.75

CAMILLE SMITH

Freshman | Sprints | 5-9 Calumet City, Ill. | Seton Academy 2009-10: Indoor- Set a personal record in the 200-meter dash at the EIU Early Bird Inviational (12/11) with a time of 26.81 ... also ran a personal best 1:00.28 in the 400m at the EIU Early Bird Invitational to finish fifth ... posted a first -place finish in the 400m at the Tadd Metzger Invitational (1/30) with a time of 1:00.73.

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MEET THE HUSKIES High School: School Member of the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference (GCAC) team that placed second in sectionals and fourth at conference her senior year … team placed fourth at the IHSA state meet her sophomore season … member of school record 400m relay team with a time 58.3 seconds … member of the Illinois Stealth Bombers track club from 2006-2007 … National Qualifier in the 4 x 100m relay for Stealth Bombers … four-year member of the honor roll. Personal: Daughter of Felicia Gholston … admires Sanya Richards and Michael Johnson … born Nov. 11, 1990 … majoring in biological sciences

JESSICA TROIKE

Sophomore | Middle Distance | 5-7 Tuscola, Ill. | Tuscola

Smith’s Personal Bests Indoor

200m 26.81

400m 1:00.28

KAYLA STIPP

Freshman | Middle Distance | 5-9 Danville, Ill. | Danville 2009-10: Indoor- Did not compete. High School: Three-time varsity letterwinner at Danville … captain of her track and field team her junior and senior seasons … named team’s most valuable athlete her senior season … holds the No. 3 spotin the all-time record book in the 800m at Danville … as a senior, finished eighth in state in the 800 m run. Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Holli Stipp … finished high school with honors all four years … major is undecided … born June 27, 1991.

AMANDA TRANCOSO

Freshman | Sprints/Distance | 5-5 Rock Falls, Ill. | Newman Catholic 2009-10: Cross Country- Ran a career-best six-kilometer time of 25:42 at the Western Illinois Open (9/4) … recorded her top career best five-kilometer in22:13.47 at the Huskie Open (9/12) … ran a 6k in 28:12.2 at the MAC Championships to help the Huskies to an eighth-place finish. Indoor- Ran her season-best 600 and 800 meter at the Iowa State Classic (2/19) … finished the 600 in a time of 1:33.49 before clocking in at 2:26.95 in the 800m at the classic … finished third in the 1,000-meter run at the Tadd Metzger Invitational (1/30) with a time of 3:21.21. High School: Qualified for state in track all four years … state medalist in the 800m her junior year … holds conference record for the 800m at 2:21 … four-year varsity letterwinner in track and basketball … named to all-conference first team all four years in track … garenered all-area honors all four seasons … member of the Chicago Lady Lightning AAU program … team captain of basketball team her junior and senior seasons, winning the Hustle Basketball award as a junior. Personal: Daughter of Andrew and Nancy Trancoso … admires Candace Parker and Magic Johnson … born Jan. 3, 1991 … majoring in physical therapy.

Trancoso’s Personal Bests Indoor

600m 1:33.49

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800m 2:26.95

1000m 3:21.21

2009-10: Cross Country- Recorded a personal best six-kilometer (25:47) at the Roy Griak Invitational (9/26)…set a personal best 5k time of 21:36 at the Illinois Intercollegiate (9/18) … also competed in the Western Illinois Open (9/4), Huskie Open (9/12) and the Tori Neubauer Race (10/17). Indoor- Posted her career best time in the 1-mile run at the Tadd Metzger Invitational (1/30) with an eighth-place time of 5:50.41 … ran her best career time in the 1,000 meters with a 3:24.48 at the Panther Open (1/16) … posted a season-best time of 2:37.57 in the 800m at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/23) 2008-09: Cross Country- Competed in all six meets for the Huskies... scored at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships (9/19), placing fifth among NIU runners with a time of 21:16... ran personal best 5k time of 21:05 at the MAC Championships (11/1)... completed her fastest 6k at the Bradley Cross Country Classic (10/17), finishing in 25:16. Indoor- Finished fourth in the 1,000m at the Illinios Intercollegiate (1/31) with a career-best time of 3:27.78 ... also ran the 800m, 3,000m and mile during the year. Outdoor- Achieved a season-best time of 5:27.55 in the 1500m at the Marquette Invitational (4/25) … earned a second-place time of 2:36.54 in the 800m run to place second at the NIU Invitational (5/9). High School: Four-year letterwinner served as team captain her senior and junior seasons... as a senior, qualified for state as a member of the 4x800m relay squad, which also won the sectional title... also qualified for sectionals in cross country... as a junior, was named cross country MVP and helped the 4x800m relay team to the state championships after finishing second at sectionals... member of the 4x800m relay team that qualified for state and set a school record as a sophomore... four-year honor roll student was also a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Deborah and Carl Troike, Jr.... born Jan. 22, 1990... father was a track and field and cross country athlete at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology... enjoys photography and reading... admires Steve Prefontaine and Alan Webb.

Troike’s Personal Bests 800m Indoor 2:37.57 Outdoor 2:36.54

1000m 3:24.48 --

1500m -5:27.55

3000m 12:09.29 --

1-mile 5:50.41 --

JENNIFER VOSS

Freshman |Throws | 5-9 Bloomington, Ill. | Normal Community West 2009-10: Indoor- Did not compete. Personal: Daughter of J. David and Donalda Voss … sister to siblings Becky (19) and Tony (15)… aspires to be a neo-natal doctor … participated in Key Club, Future Healthcare Club and 4-H in high school … born Aug. 9, 1991 … majoring in pre-medicine.

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MEET THE HUSKIES TIFFANY WALLICK

Freshman | Throws | 5-7 Fisher, Ill. | Fisher 2009-10: Indoor- Threw a personal best 40-11.50 in the shot put at the Panther Open (1/16) to finish fourth … earned a first-place finish at the Tadd Metzger Invitational with a throw of 40-04.25. High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner … named to all-conference second team in basketball her junior and senior years ... played basketball all four years and was named team captainas a junior … participated in the HOIC All-Star game for basketball her senior campaign … also played volleyball her sophomore, junior and senior years. Personal: Daughter of Lori and Steven Wallick … father Steven wrestled at Wayne State College in Nebraska… admires Michael Jordan and Misty May Treanor … born March 28, 1991 … majoring in special education.

prep team as a junior ... earned first team all-conference honors and improved to second place ... earned all-state honors in the 800m medley relay ... helped lead the Indians to an eighth place finish at the IHSA outdoor championships ... as a senior led team to indoor and outdoor conference championships for the fourth straight year ... named to her third all-conference team, this one for the 4x100 meter relay... left Hononegah with the school record in the 55m dash (7.24) and was on the 4x100 (49.0) and 800m sprint relay (1:45.61) relay teams. Personal: Daughter of Teresa and William Walters … born Dec. 26, 1988 … majoring in biological science ... spent the summer of 2009 in Saint Louis,

Senegal where she volunteered at a school for underprivileged children and helped with a local track team.

Walter’s Personal Bests 55m Indoor 7.55 Outdoor --

60m 7.92 --

100m -12.70

200m 26.03 25.92

400m 1:04.52 --

NICOLE WILLIAMS

Wallick’s Personal Bests Indoor

Shot Put 40-11.50

Senior | Jumps | 5-10 Mendota, Ill. | Sterling | Iowa State

KAYLEE WALTERS

Junior | Sprints | 5-4 Lafayette, Ind. | Honogehah 2009-10: Indoor- Competed in the 200-meter dash at the Eastern Michigan Open (1/9) … finished the race with a season-best time of 28.52 … member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished third at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Invitational (12/11) with a time of 4:05.14. 2008-09: Indoor- Ran an NIU season-best and personal record 7.92 in the 60m dash at the Illinois Intercollegiate (1/31)... recorded a personal best in the 200m (26.03) at the MAC Championships (2/28)... ran 7.96, her secondfastest 60m of the season, at the MAC Championships (2/27)... placed second at the Carthage Opener (1/10) in the 55m dash, running a 7.55... took fourth in the 60m dash with an 8.09 at the ISU Early Bird (12/6)... placed fifth with an 8.12 in the event at the Panther Open (1/17). Outdoor- Took third in the 100m dash with a personal-best time of 12.70 at the NIU Invitational (5/9) … finished second at the Spartan Invitational (4/18) in the 100m dash with a time of 12.93 … earned a personal-best time of 25.92 in the 200m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (4/4), pto finish 11th. 2007-08: Indoor- Ran a season best at the Badger Track Classic (1/12) in the 2007-08 200m with a time of 27.53 … PR’ed at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic (1/26) in the 60m with a time of 8.30 and in the 400m with a time of 1:04.52 ... lowered her season best 60 mark to 8.28 at the MAC Championships (2/29) ... captured a season best in the 55m with a time of 7.71 at the Tadd Metzger Invite (2/2). High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field ... Northern Illinois Conference as a first team selection as a sophomore in the 200m ... earned all-state honors the same season after finishing fourth as a member of the 800m medley relay ... captured All-America status by medaling in the 800m sprint medley at the 2005 Nike outdoor Nationals ... named co-captain of her

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2009-10: Indoor- Did not compete. 2008-09: Indoor- High jump specialist was NIU’s top finisher at MAC Championships (2/28), jumping 5-3.75 to place ninth ... jumped a career-best 5-5 to take third at the CMU Quadrangular (2/6) ... jumped 5-4.25 to win bronze at the Panther Open (1/17) ... finished sixth with a 5-3 mark at the ISU Early Bird (12/6). Outdoor- Achieved first-place at the NIU Invitational (5/9) and Spartan Invitational (4/18) with a 5-01.75 high jump mark … set a personal-best in the high jump (5-05) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (4/4) to take fourth … tied hertop career mark (5-05) at the Drake Relays (4/24) to finish 13th. Iowa State: Achieved second place at the Iowa Musco Twilight in the high jump (5-5) ... finished third in the high jump at the Tom Botts Invitational with a height of 5-5 ... tied for third at the Simpson Open with a high jump 5-3.75 ... finished tied for eighth in the ISU Qualifier in the high jump of 5-3.25 ... jumped to a height of 5-1.75 to tie for ninth at the UNI Invitational ... finished tied for eighth in the high jump at the adidas Classic (5-04.25). High School: Holds the IHSA record with a 5-10.25 leap in the high jump ... four-time state high jump champion helped Sterling to four straight conference titles and a fourth-place finish at the IHSA Championships during her freshman season ... four-time all-conference and all-state performer named team MVP as a senior... recorded a top 100m hurdles time of 15.33 and a career-best 300m low hurdles time of 46.3 ... qualified for USATFCCCA Junior Nationals for both cross country and track and field from 1996-2001 ... garnered all-conference cross country honors as a freshman and a sophomore ... also competed in basketball as a junior. Personal: Daughter of Shelly and Richard Williams... born Sept. 4, 1986 ... achieved Big XII All-Conference Academic accolades for 2005-06 while at Iowa State ... majoring in elementary education.

William’s Personal Bests High Jump Indoor 5-05.00 Outdoor 5-05.00

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2009 NIU CROSS COUNTRY REVIEW 2009 Cross Country Results

Courtney Oldenburg

2009 Top Times 2009 Top 6k Time Courtney Oldenburg Sunsea Shaw Nancy Nieto Nancy Maritim Breanna Brevitt Amanda Trancoso Jackie Sciacero Jessica Troike Heather Childs Samantha McConeghey

22:30.8 22:43.0 22:58.9 24:06.0 24:39.1 25:42 25:43.1 25:47 26:28.9 28:46.8

2009 Top 5k Times Courtney Oldenburg Nancy Nieto Sunsea Shaw Breanna Brevitt Jessica Troike Jackie Sciacero Heather Childs Nancy Martim Amanda Trancoso Samantha McConeghey Patty Bautista

18:38 19:05 19:26 19:59 21:36 21:56.77 21:57.49 22:03 22:13.47 24:09 24:31

Western Illinois Open | Sept. 4 Six Kilometer | 5th of 7 Place Name 4 Courtney Oldenburg 19 Breanna Brevitt 20 Sunshea Shaw 27 Amanda Trancoso 33 Jackie Sciacero 36 JessicaTroike

Time 23:15 24:45 24:50 25:42 26:08 27:34

Huskie Open | Sept. 12 Five Kilometer | 4th of 9 Place Name 8 Courtney Oldenburg 14 Nancy Nieto 24 Sunsea Shaw 33 Breanna Brevitt 49 Jackie Sciacero 52 Heather Childs 58 Amanda Transoco 75 Jessica Troike Nancy Maritim 99 Samantha McConeghey 103 Patty Bautista

Time 19:27.53 20:03.37 20:51.76 21:19.33 21:56.77 21:57.49 22:13.47 22:55.71 23:19.40 26:04.51 27:35.42

Illinois Intercollegiate | Sept. 18 Five Kilometer | 6th of 7 Place Name 17 Courtney Oldenburg 24 Nancy Nieto 33 Sunsea Shaw 42 Breanna Brevitt 58 Jackie Sciacero 62 Jessica Troike 64 Nancy Martim 65 Amanda Trancoso 68 Samantha McConeghey 69 Patty Bautista

Time 18:38 19:05 19:26 19:59 21:18 21:36 22:03 22:22 24:09 24:31

Roy Griak Invitational | Sept. 26 Six Kilometer | 16th of 18 Place Name 44 Courtney Oldenburg 53 Nancy Nieto 105 Sunsea Shaw 109 Breanna Brevitt 111 Amanda Trancoso 113 Jessica Troike 119 Jackie Sciacero

Time 23:32 23:45 25:17 25:22 25:44 25:47 27:14

Tori Neubauer Race | Oct. 17 Six Kilometer | 13th of 33 Place Name 19 Courtney Oldenburg 38 Nancy Nieto 116 Sunsea Shaw 152 Nancy Martim 174 Breanna Brevitt 259 Jackie Sciacero 310 Heather Childs 337 Amanda Trancoso 371 Jessica Troike 403 Samantha McConeghey

Time 22:30.8 22:58.9 24:00.2 24:22.2 24:39.1 25:43.1 26:28.9 26:56.5 27:34.2 28:46.8

MAC Championships | Oct. 31 Six Kilometer | 8th of 12 Place Name 27 Courtney Oldenburg 34 Nancy Nieto 38 Sunsea Shaw 50 Nancy Maritim 69 Breanna Brevitt 83 Heather Childs 84 Amanda Trancoso

Time 23:41.6 23:54.8 24:02.3 24:17.04 25:02.0 26:53.9 28:12.2

NCAA Regionals | Nov. 14 Six Kilometer | -Place Name 74 Sunsea Shaw 96 Nancy Nieto 130 Nancy Maritim 152 Breanna Brevitt

Time 22:43.0 23:13.2 24:06.0 24:47.2

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2009-10 NIU INDOOR REVIEW

2009-10 Indoor Review EIU Early Bird Invitational Charleston, Ill. | Dec. 11 | 3rd Event Name Mark 60m R. Butler 7.87 200m R. Butler 26.13 400m C. Smith 1:00.28 60mH M. Gregory 8.95 4x400 -4:05.14 HJ K. Moser 5-01.00 LJ D. McIntosh 18-0.00 TJ J. Sio 37-2.50

Place 4th 2nd 5th 3rd 3rd 4th 2nd 4th

Eastern Michigan Open Ypsilanti, Mich. | Jan. 9 | NTS Event Name Mark 60m R. Butler 7.86 200m R. Butler 26.14 400m B. Houghton 1:00.17 800m C. Oldenburg 2:22.52 60m M. Gregory 8.94 HJ K. Moser 5-01.00 LJ J. Sio 17-07.00 TJ J. Sio 36-04.00 SP T. Wallick 36-08.25

Place 3rd 2nd 5th 4th 2nd 4th 1st 1st 3rd

Panther Open Cedar Falls, Iowa | Jan. 16 | NTS Event Name Mark 60m R. Lee 7.93 200m R. Frye 26.48 400m B. Houghton 1:00.61 3000m C. Oldenburg 10:24.62 60mH M. Gregory 8.60 HJ K. Moser 5-01.25 PV P. Bautista 8-00.00 LJ B. Houghton 17-09.75 TJ J. Sio 35-08.75 SP T. Wallick 40-11.50

Place 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 4th 2nd 1st 3rd 4th

Carle/Health Alliance Invitational Champaign, Ill. | Jan. 23 | 9th Event Name Mark 400m B. Houghton 1:00.91 600m J. McCalla 1:41.06 1-Mile C. Oldenburg 5:10.14 3000m B. Brevitt 10:55.48 HJ K. Moser 1.55m TJ J. Sio 11.23m SP T. Wallick 12.17m

Place 9th 8th 3rd 8th 6th 9th 9th

Iowa State Classic Ames, Iowa | Feb. 12-13 | NTS Event Name Mark 5000m B. Brevitt 19:15.26 4x400m -3:56.09 400m R. Muskeyvalley 58.46 60mH M. Gregory 8.88 60m R. Lee 7.70 1-mile C. Oldenburg 5:01.60 200m R. Butler 25.58 TJ J. Sio 37-05.25 LJ D. McIntosh 18-03.00 Ball State Quadrangular Muncie, Ind. | Feb. 19 | 4th Event Name 60mH M. Gregory 60m R. Lee 1-mile C. Oldenburg 200m M. Gregory 400 R. Butler 3000m N. Maritim LJ J. Sio

Place 29th 24th 22nd 11th 15th 23rd 46th 12th 7th

Breanna Brevitt Mark 8.95 7.78 5:04.91 25.92 58.99 11:14.12 17-06.25

MAC Championships Mount Pleasant, Mich. | Feb. 26-27 | 12th Event Name Mark LJ R. Lee 18-04.50 SP M. Bull 39-10.75 TJ J. Sio 37-08.00 60mH M. Gregory 8.90 60m R. Lee 7.81 1-mile C. Oldenburg 5:07.36 400m R. Butler 58.58 3000m C. Oldenburg 10:20.73

Place 4th 5th 4th 5th 4th 3rd 4th

2009-10 Top Marks 60M R. Lee R. Butler

7.70 7.86

2/13/10 1/9/10

25.58 25.78

2/12/10 2/13/10

58.46 58.58

2/13/10 2/26/10

2:21.65 2:24.27

1/30/10 2/19/10

10.20.73 10:53.14

2/27/10 2/27/10

5:01.60 5:13.47

2/13/10 2/13/10

8.60 8.86

1/16/10 1/23/10

200M R. Butler M. Gregory

400M Place 10th 15th 12th 10th 15th 12th 13th 15th

R. Muskeyvalley R. Butler

800M C. Oldenburg S. Shaw

3,000M C. Oldenburg B. Brevitt

1-Mile C. Oldenburg S. Shaw

60M Hurdles M. Gregory R. Frye

4x400 Meter Relay R. Butler, B. Houghton 3:56.59 R. Muskeyvalley, R. Cronin R. Butler, B. Houghton 3:57.23 R. Muskeyvalley, C. Smith

2/27/10 2/19/10

High Jump Tadd Metzger Invitational Carthage, Wis. | Jan. 30 | 1st Event Name Mark 55m R. Lee 7.16 200m R. Butler 25.82 1-mile B. Brevitt 5:29.86 600m J. McCalla 1:41.89 800m C. Oldenburg 2:21.65 1000m S. Shaw 3:08.19 3000m B. Brevitt 11:09.92 55mH M. Gregory 8.44 HJ K. Moser 5-03.25 LJ D. McIntosh 18-01.00 LJ B. Houghton 18-01.00 TJ J. Sio 37-06.50 SP T. Wallick 40-04.25

K. Moser R. Pinson Place 1st 1st 3rd 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st

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5-03.15 4-09.00

1/30/10 12/11/09

18-04.50 18-03.00

2/27/10 2/13/10

37-08.00 36-00.75

2/27/10 12/11/09

40-11.50 38-11.75

1/16/10 12/11/09

8-06.25 8-06.25

12/11/09 12/11/09

Long Jump R. Lee D. McIntosh

Triple Jump J. Sio R. Cronin

Shot Put T. Wallick M. Bull

Jenner Sio

Jessica Statler

Pole Vault P. Bautista E. Danley

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HUSKIE RECORD BOOK INDOOR Event

Mark

4X200m Relay

1:49.15

4X800m Relay

11:28.60

Distance Medley Relay

11:58.67

Long Jump Triple Jump High Jump Weight Throw Shot Put Pole Vault

18-8.5 (5.70m) 38’1.25” (11.62m) 5’08.75” (1.75m) 59’06.25” (18.14m) 49’5.5” (14.58m) 8-6.50(2.60m)

55m Dash 60m Dash 60m Hurdles 200m Dash 300m Dash 400m Dash 500m Dash 600 yard run 600m Run 800m Run 1000m Run Mile Run 3000m Run 5000m Run 4x400m Relay

:07.16 :07.70 :08.60 :25.55 :40.9 :57.21 1:15.29 1:23.81 1:35.13 2:11.59 3:00.01 4:54.18 9:41.82 17:11.79 3:49.70

Name

Rhonda Lee Rhonda Lee Megan Gregory Coretta Evans Coretta Evans Ajahnae Hinley Lorene Skipper Ajahnae Hinley Lorene Skipper Lorene Skipper Alicja Czajka Alicja Czajka Alicja Czajka Alicja Czajka Vasquez, Evans Ewald, Skipper Skipper, Thomas, Hinley, Johnson Leidecker, Kugah, Fulsang, Wolfe Czajka, Dunn, Gotto, Rhoden Brittany Houghton Brittany Houghton Elizabeth Berquist Lindsay Chamberlain Ashley Morrow Patty Bautista

Meet

Date

Tadd Metzger Invitational Iowa State Classic EIU Early Bird Invitational MAC Indoor Championships Notre Dame Open Iowa State Classic Notre Dame Open Iowa State Classic Panther Open Iowa State Classic Chippewa Invitational Iowa State Classic Iowa State Classic MAC Indoor Championships MAC Indoor Championships

1/30/2010 2/13/2010 12/11/2009 2/24/2007 1/19/2007 2/11/2006 1/19/2007 2/11/2006 1/17/2004 2/10/2007 2/4/2005 2/15/2003 2/12/2005 2/25/2005 2/24/2007

Chicagoland Championships

2/17/2006

Northern Iowa Invitational

3/11/1979

MAC Indoor Championships

2/23/2002

MAC Indoor Championships MAC Indoor Championships Illinois State Redbird Open MAC Indoor Championships Ball State Quadrangular CMU Quadrangular

03/01/2008 2/28/2009 12/6/2003 2/25/2005 2/16/07 2/6/2009

OUTDOOR Event

Mark

4X200m Relay

1:42.04

4X400m Relay

3:46.84

1600m Sprint Relay

4:03.09

3200 Relay

9:21.73

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

9-00 (2.74m) 5-08.75 (1.75m) 19-02 (5.84m) 38-4.25 (11.69m) 51-10.50 156-01 (47.58m) 147-04 (44.91m) 178-01 (54.28m) 4,002

100m Dash 200m Dash 400m Dash 800m Run 1500m Run 3000m Run 3000m Steeplechase 5000m Run 10,000m Run 100m Hurdles 400m Hurdles 4X100m Relay

Rasheta Butler

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Megan Gregory

Name

Dolly Patterson Coretta Evans Coretta Evans Lorene Skipper Alicja Czajka Nancy Nieto Alicja Czajka Alicja Czajka Alicia Martin Jenin Robinson Carolyn Vasquez Frye, Butler, Houghton, Muskeyvalley Muskeyvalley, Houghton Brown, Butler Vasquez, Evans Houghton, Skipper Smith, Meyer, Hinley, Skipper Hinley, Czajka, Lowery, Skipper Patty Bautista Jessica Statler Dolly Patterson Houghton, Brown Ashley Morrow Jennene Anthony Jennene Anthony Ashley Morrow Amanda Bergman

Brittany Houghton

Meet

Date

Illinois AIAW Championships MAC Outdoor Championships MAC Outdoor Championships MAC Outdoor Championships Redbird Invitational Northridge Invitational NCAA Mideast Regional MAC Outdoor Championships Illinois State Invitational MAC Outdoor Championships University of Toledo Triangular MAC Outdoor Championships

5/9/1981 5/17/2008 5/12/2007 5/13/2006 4/30/2005 3/14/2009 5/28/2005 5/14/2005 5/1/1982 5/15/2004 4/13/2006 5/16/2009

Drake Relays

4/24/2009

MAC Outdoor Championships

5/13/2007

Drake Relays

4/24/2004

Florida State Relays

3/18/2005

NIU Invite Redbird Classic NIU Quadrangular MAC Championships/Poehlein Invite MAC Outdoor Championships University of Toledo Triangular Mike Poehlein Invite MAC Outdoor Championships MAC Outdoor Championships

Rhonda Lee

5/9/2009 4/28/2007 4/16/1977 5/17/08, 4/4/09 5/13/2006 4/13/2006 4/4/2009 5/12/2005 5/17/2002

Rochelle Muskeyvalley

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HUSKIE RECORD BOOK Cross Country Records Top 5k Times 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

NCAA Qualifiers Year 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004

Name Ashley Morrow Ashley Morrow Margaret Gorski Jessica Statler Ashley Morrow Margaret Gorski Jennene Anthony Alicja Czajka Ashley Morrow Margaret Gorski Ashley Morrow Margaret Gorski

Event Shotput Shotput Shotput High Jump Shotput Shotput Discus 3,000m Shotput Shotput Shotput Shotput

Top Mark 47-5 50-9.25 45-1 -46-8.25 45-1.75 -10:35.55 47-11 47-4.25 42-4.75 45-6.25

18:12 18:29 18:31 18:32 18:33 18:33 7. 18:34 18:34 9. 18:36 10. 18:37 11. 18:38 18:38 18:38 14. 18:39 Finish 27th/NCAA Championships 15. 18:41 18:41 4th/Regionals 17. 18:43 22nd/Regionals 18. 18:44 No Height/Regionals 19. 18:45 20th/Regionals 18:45 27th/Regionals 21. 18:46 Foul/Regionals 22. 18:47 9th/Regionals 18:47 16th/Regionals 24. 18:48 21st/Regionals 25. 18:49 30th/Regionals 25th/Regionals

Track & Field Honors and Awards All-MAC Honors 2007 2005 2004

Lorene Skipper Alicja Czajka Ashley Morrow

Second Team First Team Second Team

Academic Awards 2008 2008 2007 2007 2006

Meghan Ginter Meghan Ginter Meghan Ginter Stacey Rosch Ajahnae Hinley

ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Academic All-MAC Academic All-MAC Academic All-MAC MAcademic All-MAC

Cross Country Honors and Awards Academic Awards 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2006 2006 2005

Breanna Brevitt Meghan Ginter Denisse Valladres Meghan Ginter Meghan Ginter JessicaSchauff Meghan Ginter Jessica Schauff

Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention ESPN The Magazine Acaemic All-District Academic All-MAC Academic All-MAC Academic All-MAC Academic All-MAC

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Colleen Buck Sunsea Shaw Meghan Ginter Jen Vincent Alicja Czajka Alicja Czajka Emily Ramsey Alicja Czajka Christy Mielock Jen Vincent Courtney Oldenburg Alicja Czajka Brianne Peterson Alicja Czajka Alicja Czajka Breanne Peterson Jen Vincent Jen Vincent Michelle Rhoden Jen Vincent Megan Ginter Jacki Hanion Sunsea Shaw Laura Scanion Alicja Czajka

1978 2007 2007 1996 2004 2004 2003 2002 1980 1996 2009 2002 1998 2004 2001 1998 1996 1997 2003 1996 2007 1996 2008 1980 2007

Top 6k Times 1. 22:10 2. 22:24 3. 22:18.7 4. 22:30.8 5. 22:32.3 6. 22:43 7. 22:50.9 8. 22:51 9. 22:58 10. 22:58.5 11. 23:04.6 12. 23:13 13. 23:15 14. 23:17.0 15. 23:19.3 16. 23:19.8 17. 23:21.3 18. 23:22.9 19. 23:26.4 20. 23:29 21. 23:29.1 22. 23:30.0 23. 23:32 24. 23:34 25. 23:36.4

Sunsea Shaw Stacy Rosch Alicja Czajka Courtney Oldenburg Laura Dunn Sunsea Shaw Michelle Rhoden Sunsea Shaw Nancy Nieto Renne Kleckner Jessica Schauff Denisse Valladares Courtney Oldenburg Emily Ramsey Christina Nieto Bonnie Miller Mia Supanich-Winter Alicja Czajaka Meghan Ginter Meghan Ginter Denisse Valladares Michelle Rhoden Courtney Oldenburg Laura Dunn Meghan Ginter

2007 2007 2004 2009 2002 2009 2002 2008 2009 2002 2004 2007 2009 2004 2002 2004 2006 2002 2006 2007 2004 2004 2009 2000 2006

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Gerri Alletto, 1976-77 Debbie Amundson, 1976-77 April Anderson, 2007-09 Lori Anderson, 1977-78 Phyllis Anderson, 1980-81 Jennene Anthony, 2005-06-07 Tara Aylmec, 1980-81 Sara Bates, 2005 Sheila Battle, 1980-81 Patty Bautista, 2009 Susan Bialek, 1977-78 Peggy Berger, 1979-81 Amanda Bergman, 2002-05 Elizabeth Berquist, 2004-06 Breanna Brevitt, 2008-09 Chanel Brown, 2003-06 Courtney Brown, 2004-06-07 Marie Brown, 1980-81 Shoshanna Brown, 2006-07 Catherine Brunson, 1975-78 Jenifer Bryant, 2000-01 Colleen Buck, 1978-79 Betsy Bueznow, 1980-82 Mary Bull, 2009 Rasheta Butler, 2009 Danelle Buttel, 2000-01 Sarah Byrd, 1978-81 Elizabeth Bywater, 1980-81 Leona Caffey, 1977-78 Susan Campbell, 1980-81 Dana Carbary, 2002-03 Lisa Carter, 2000-02 Judy Cauazos, 1980-81 Cora Caulfield, 2007-09 Lindsay Chamberlain, 2003-06 Betty Chandler, 1975-76 Heather Childs, 2009 Traci Cobb, 1980-81 Maria Colucci, 1978-79 Patricia Connolly, 1977-78 Delores Cooper, 1975-78 Jane Creswell, 1981-82 Chelsea Crigler, 2001-03 Rebecca Cronin, 2009 Danise Curry, 1976-77 Kristin Curtin, 2000-01 Alicja Czajka, 2002-05 Susan Daubenspeck, 1978-79 Lori Davis, 1976-77 Janet Dawson, 1980-82 Lindsey DeFevers, 2002-04 Mary Dellorto, 1980-81 Polly Delp, 1981-82 Chris DeNike, 1978-79 Shaun Devine, 1980-81 Margie Dilworth, 1981-82 Debra Dowman, 1975-76 Kathryn Downin, 2009 Laura Dunn, 2001-03 Michelle Ennis, 1977-78 Coretta Evans, 2007 Kristin Ewald, 2006-07 Pat Fehling, 1975-76 Patti Findlay, 1981-82 Sue Foster, 1981-82 Nancy Fracaro, 1979-82 Latoya Friday, 2004-05 Roneisha Frye, 2009 Jill Fulsang, 1977-79 Sue Gadbat, 1978-79 Deb Garrie, 1981-82 Catherine Genetti, 1975-76 Meghan Ginter, 2006-07 Keke Golden, 1981-82 Kelly Gomorczak, 2000-01 Margaret Gorski, 2004-06-07 Linda Gorz, 1978-79 Jennifer Giannini, 2001-02 Shelli Gotta, 2001-02 Candace Grady, 1980-81 Megan Gregory, 2009

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Joy Grunstad, 1976-77 Meagan Guenther, 2004-07 Mary Haire, 1977-79 Lisa Hampton, 1978-79 Susan Hansfield, 1979-80 Janet Hanweck, 1975-76 Kim Hazel, 1978-79 Danielle Heighway, 2000-01 Kaydian Henry, 2001-02 Lena Hicks, 1981-82 Sarah Hilby, 2007 Sheena Hill, 2001-02 Diane Hillard, 1978-80 Margaret Hillvest, 1980-81 Ajahnae Hinley, 2003-06 Rashundra Hoover, 2007 Della Hosty, 1976-78 Jacqueline Howard, 1980-82 Brittany Houghton, 2007-09 Jennifer Hovseth, 2000-01 Nancy Huske, 1975-76 Gaby Iverson, 1978-80 Carol Jacoby, 1975-78 Pamela Justus, 1977-78 Alexis Johnson, 2004-06 Cheryl Johnson, 1978-79 Sherene Jones, 1975-77 Cassandra Judy, 2003 Laura Kanter, 1980-81 Chanel Kellyman, 2009 Renee Kleckner, 2001-03 Lauren Kubasiak, 2005-06-07 Maggie Kuebel, 2000-01 Michelle Kugach, 1978-79 Anna Kugler, 1975-78 Nancy Leach, 1978-79 Ann LeBason, 1978-79 Rhonda Lee, 2009 Sheryl Lee, 1975-78 Mary Ann Leidecker, 1978-79 Elizabeth Lemrise, 2007 Kim Leja, 2001-02 Jeanne Letourneau, 1976-77 Lillie Lockett, 1975-76 April Lowery, 2003-06 Gina Lyes, 1980-81 Cynthia Mack, 1980-81 Kim Madura, 1979-80 Donna Marienfield, 1979-80 Nancy Maritim, 2009 Alecia Martin, 1981-82 Jenelle McCalla, 2009 Samantha McConeghey, 2009 Deidra McIntosh, 2008-09 Patricia McLaughlin, 1980-81 Janet McMullin, 1981-82 Cody McSellers, 2000-01 Erica Meyer, 2002-03 Christine Mielock, 1980-81 Bonnie Miller, 2002-05 Denise Montez, 1981-82 Raven Moore, 2000-01 Ashley Morrow, 2004-07 Kelly Moser, 2008-09 Rochelle Muskeyvalley, 2007-09 Madonna Nash, 2001-02 Barbara Nelson, 1977-78 Myla Nicholson, 2001-02 Christina Nieto, 2003-06 Rosemarie Ohen, 1978-79 Courtney Oldenburg, 2009 Jackie Olson, 2006 Theresa O’Meara, 1978-80 Noreen O’Sallivan, 1980-81 Teresa O’Sallivan, 1980-81 Erin O’Toole, 1977-80 Dorthea Patterson, 1976-80 Shara Parker, 2003-04 Maureen Perazzola, 1979-81 Carrie Perwitt, 1981-82 Rachel Pinson, 2007-09 Ellen Podoba, 1978-80

Quinika Purifoy, 2003-06 Emily Ramsey, 2004-05 Jerika Rangel, 2007 Janet Razbadouski, 1977-78 Abby Redmon, 2003-06 Mary Lou Rehohee, 1976-78 Pamela Reynolds, 1976-77 Michelle Rhoden, 2002-05 Amy Richards, 1977-78 Tina Ringo, 1980-81 Ashley Rittenbacher, 2006-07 Jenin Robinson, 2004-06-07 Sandra Rosenthal, 2000-01 Stacey Rosch, 2005-06-07 Cathy Rotello, 1978-79 Juriana Salinas, 2000-01 Brittany Sasek, 2006-07 Laura Scanlon, 1980-82 Jessica Schauff, 2004-06 Diane Schreiber, 1977-78 Alisha Schneberger, 1978-79 Diane Schreiber, 1977-78 Amanda Schwab, 2008-09 Jackie Sciacero, 2008-09 Sunsea Shaw, 2008-09 Edna Sherman, 1977-80 Linda Shields, 1977-79 Verdis Skanes, 1979-82 Lorene Skipper, 2003-06-07 Jenner Sio, 2008-09 Ashlee Smith, 2006-07 Camille Smith, 2009 Dawn Smith, 1977-81 Erica Smith, 2003-04 Sharon Smith, 1979-80 Maria Solonyko, 2006-07 Jessica Statler, 2007-09 Kayla Stipp, 2009 Ann Striker, 1975-77 Mia Supanich-Winter, 2007 Kelly Tinnes, 2008-09 Angela Thomas, 2004-06 Leslie Toppel, 1978-79 Patricia Toraason, 1978-79 Jessica Troike, 2008-09 Meribeth Tyrrel, 1980-81 Kim Urban, 1980-81 Denisse Valladares, 2005-07 Claudia Vana, 1979-80 Carolyn Vasquez, 2005-06-07 Susan Vlamis, 1980-82 Tiffany Wallick, 2009 Kaylee Walters, 2008-09 Brenda Zepeda, 2007

CROSS COUNTRY

Amber Allen, 1996 Gerri Alletto, 1977 Bridget Arne, 1995-98 Amanda Axelson, 2001 Gail Auerbach, 1995 Mary Bachelder, 1981 Laura Barany, 1980 Brittany Bergstrand, 1999-2000 Jen Braser, 2001-02 Breanna Brevitt, 2007-08 Kim Brokhof, 2001-02 Faye Brongiel, 1997-98 Lauren Brynda, 2005 Colleen Buck, 1978 Rhyan Burke, 1999-2000 Betsy Buenzow, 1980 Susan Campbell, 1978, 81 Judy Cavazos, 1980 Alicja Czajka, 2001-04 Kathy Collins, 1980 Molly Coogan, 1995-96 Cheryl Curtin, 1997-2000 Stephanie Datillo, 2003 Chris DeNike, 1979 Stacy Dern, 1997-2000 Debbie Dockter, 1978

Laura Dunn, 2000-02 Pam Edwards, 1995-97 Susan Foster, 1981 Jill Fulsang, 1977-79 Meghan Ginter, 2005-06 Cathy Golden, 1979-81 Nancy Greaney, 1979 Allison Grissom, 2006 Jacki Hanlon, 1996-99 Abby Hawkens, 1997 Sarah Hilby, 2006 Jennifer Hildenbrand, 2000 Nayomi Hourigan, 2005 Julie Hullinger, 2000 Jenny Johnson, 2000 Sherene Jones, 1977 Pam Justus, 1977 Lisa Karafotas, 1978 Rita Kelly, 1995-98 Megan Kennebeck, 1997-00 Jenny Kennedy, 1996-99 Karen Kennedy, 1996-99 Renee Kleckner, 1999-2002 Ann Kugler, 1977 Ann LeBardon, 1978-79 Elizabeth Lemrise, 2006 Jillian Loebach, 1999-2001 Apryl Long, 1995-97 Val Marquis, 1998 Mary Masonick, 1981 Jenn May, 1995-97 Raechel Mayberry, 1998-99 Colleen McCandless, 1999 Christy Mielock, 1980 Bonnie Miller, 2001-04 Denise Montez, 1981 Justean Morgan, 1997 Kim Nelson, 1997-2000 Christina Nieto, 2002-05 Nicole Nemecek, 1996-99 Janet Nielsson, 1979 Courtney Oldenburg, 2009 Jackie Olson, 2004-05 Terrie O’Meara, 1978 Rosemarie Otten, 1978-79 Jessica Perkins, 1999 Brianne Peterson, 1998 Lisa Price, 1980-81 Emily Ramsey, 2003-04 Rebecca Riewerts, 1998 Michelle Rhoden, 2001-04 Ashley Rittenbacher, 2005 Stacey Rosch, 2004-05 Rachel Rubenstein, 1996 Margaret Ryan, 1981 Brittany Sasek, 2005 Laura Scanlon, 1980-81 Jessica Schauff, 2003-05-06 Jackie Sciacero, 2008-09 Sunsea Shaw, 2007-09 Edna Sherman, 1977-78 Lorene Skipper, 2003 Ashlee Smith, 2005-06 Maria Solonynko, 2005-06 Susan Soltysik, 1997 Stephanie Sorn, 2004 Jen Stults, 1998 Beth Summers, 1997-2000 Mia Supanich-Winter, 2006 Courtney Thompson, 1999-00 Kelly Tinnes, 2008-09 Amanda Trancoso, 2009 Katie Treptow, 1999-2000 Jessica Troike, 2008-09 Meribeth Tyrrell, 1978 Denisse Valladares, 2004-06 Carolyn Vasquez, 2004 Jen Vincent, 1995-97 Patty Walsh, 1977 Nancy Wendt, 1977 Brenda Zepeda, 2006

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orthern Illinois University is among the nation’s premier regional public universities. Located in one of the most dynamic regions of the country, NIU is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse and international student body of more than 25,000.

NIU is included in the Research Universities (high research activity) category of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

• Northern Illinois has been ranked in the top four percent of all American universities by the Carnegie Foundation, having received the agency’s highest possible designation – “Doctoral/Research University Extensive.” •The NIU College of Business was ranked 65th in BusinessWeek’s 2007 ranking of best undergraduate business programs in the country. The college received especially high marks for the quality of its faculty, its job placement services and for its facilities. According to the survey, “With dedicated professors and extraordinary facilities, students say NIU provides a private school education on a state school budget.” •Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine consistently ranks NIU in the top 100 institutions nationwide for graduating minority students, including No. 1 in the country for number of graduate degrees in education awarded to African-Americans. • Northern Illinois University is the alma mater of more than 50,000 College of Education graduates, 60% of whom live in Illinois, and 25 percent of all Illinois school superintendents. • NIU’s School of Art is the largest producer of art teachers in Illinois, and overall, NIU is one of the 10 largest teacher preparation programs in the nation.

Founded: ........................................... 1895 Location: ...................................DeKalb, Ill. (population 40,000) Enrollment: .................................... 24,397 (18,069 Undergraduate) Faculty: ............................................ 1,279 Student/Faculty Ratio: ................17 to 1 Undergraduate Colleges: .........Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health & Human Services, Law, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Visual & Performing Arts Programs of Study: ......63 undergraduate majors, 79 graduate programs, including 11 Ph.D. programs, doctoral degrees in education and the Juris Doctorate Library System: ...........Founders Memorial Library and its seven branch libraries contain more than 2 million books and 6,000 electronic journals.

• Northern’s Jazz Lab Band, under the direction of Rodrigo Villanueva, won the top prize at the 2008 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Festival. The prestigious festival celebrated its 41st year in March 2008.

Opened in 1899 and rededicated in 2004, Altgeld Hall (bottom left) is NIU’s signature building and the university’s oldest structure. With its open layout and scenic landscaping, Northern Illinois’ campus offers a beautiful surrounding for its students to pursue their studies.

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•The American Chemical Society (ACS) has ranked the NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry among the top 25 in the nation for the number of ACS-certified bachelor’s degrees awarded annually. The department also is wellknown for producing highly sought-after chemistry and science teachers. •U.S. News & World Report ranks the NIU Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) program in the top 10 nationally in the field of city management and for public finance. • About one-third of Illinois city managers are graduates of the NIU MPA program, a major force behind efforts to professionalize municipal staffs in Illinois and advance the national good government movement.

One of the newest buildings on campus, Barsema Hall is the home of NIU’s highly-respected College of Business.

•NIU’s Department of Accountancy has consistently been ranked in the nation’s top 10 by the Public Accounting Report, while its graduate program has become a fixture in that ranking’s top 20. •Northern Illinois University’s marketing program is ranked among the top five percent in the nation by Chicago-based Professional Society for Sales and Marketing Training. NIU’s Professional Selling program was the first collegiate sales program in the nation certified by SMT. • Students from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology took first place in the Spring 2007 Basic Utility Vehicle Competition hosted by the Institute for Affordable Transportation in Indianapolis. The Institute challenges teams to design and build simple, durable and affordable transportation that can be manufactured cheaply in third world countries. •The 2007 graduates of the NIU School of Nursing posted a 99 percent passing rate on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination. Comparatively, the pass rate was 86 percent for all nursing programs in Illinois and 85 percent for all U.S. programs.

Business

Dennis Barsema - Chairman of the Board, Blue Lane Technologies, Inc. Jeff Yordon - Chief Executive Officer, Sagent Pharmaceuticals

Education

Paul Sereno - Paleontologist

Entertainment

Dan Castellaneta - Actor, Voice of Homer Simpson, The Simpsons Steve Harris - Actor Eugene Young of ABC’s, The Practice

Government

Dennis Hastert - Representative (retired), 14th District of Illinois; former Speaker of the House of Representatives

Law

Barbara Giorgi-Vella - Partner, Vella & Lund, P.C.

Below: NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has ranked in the top 40 among engineering master’s degree programs nationwide over the years, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Media

Tim Bennett - President, Harpo Productions, Inc.

Science

Kathleen O. Havelka - Chemist, The Lubrizol Corporation

Right: By virtue of its location alone, the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center has become a campus landmark. The building offers a welcoming facade of brick and stone, topped by a distinctive multi-gabled roof—an elegant example of classic American campus architecture.

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he Mid-American Conference was founded as a fiveschool league on February 24, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio with Ohio, Butler, Cincinnati, Wayne State and Western Reserve admitted as charter members. Today the MidAmerican Conference has 12 full-time schools and a 13th, Temple, for football only, and sponsors 23 sports. Comprising the East Division are Akron (joined in 1992), Bowling Green State (1952), Buffalo (1998), Kent State (1951), Miami (1947), Ohio (1946) and Temple (2007). The West Division members are Ball State (1973), Central Michigan (1971), Eastern Michigan (1971), Northern Illinois (1975-86, 1997), Toledo (1950) and Western Michigan (1947). One of only 11 football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences, the MAC named Dr. Jon Steinbrecher as its eighth commissioner in the 63-year history of the league this past March. Steinbrecher came to the MAC after serving for six years as the commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference. For men, championships are sponsored in football, basketball, baseball, cross country, soccer, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, wrestling, golf and tennis. For women, championships are sponsored in basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country, field hockey, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and tennis.

MAC Championship

Motor City Bowl

Date:........................Friday, Dec. 4 Time: ........................... 7 p.m. (CT) Site: ............................... Ford Field Location: ................. Detroit, Mich. TV: ......................................ESPN2 Matchup:....................East vs. West

Date:.................Saturday, Dec. 26 Time: .........................12 p.m. (CT) Site: ............................... Ford Field Location: ................. Detroit, Mich. TV: ........................................ ESPN Matchup:............. MAC vs. Big Ten

CEO:........................ George Perles Bowl Phone: ..........313-262-2010 Media Contact: ............Tim Moore email: .............mopr@hotmailcom website: .......... motorcitybowl.com UB Stadium is home of the 2010 MAC Track and Field Outdoor Championships Media Contact: ....................... TBA Phone: .... 216-566-4622 ext.303 email: ........jguy@mac-sports.com website: ...............mac-sports.com

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MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE 24 Public Square, 15th Floor Cleveland, OH 44113 Website: Phone: Fax:

www.mac-sports.com 216-566-4622 216-858-9622

Commissioner Dr. Jon Steinbrecher Deputy Commissioner Bob Gennarelli

Dr. Jon Steinbrecher MAC Comissioner

Asst. Commissioner/Media Relations Ken Mather

2010 Mid-American Conference International Bowl Bowl Track and Field OutdoorGMAC Championships Thursday, March 13- Saturday, March 15, 2010 Date:...................... Sunday, Jan. 3 Date:............... Wednesday, Jan. 6 Time: .........................12 p.m. (CT) Time: ........................... 6 p.m. (CT) UB Stadium Site: ........................Rogers Centre Site: ..........Ladd-Peebles Stadium Buffalo, N.Y. Location: .............Toronto, Ontario Location: .................... Mobile, Ala. Hosted by: University of Buffalo ESPN TV: ......................................ESPN2 TV: ........................................ Matchup:............MAC vs. Big East

Matchup:............MAC vs. Big East

Women’s and........... FieldJerry Teams: Executive Dir.: MAC ......... Ken Hoffman Track President: Silverstein BowlAkron, Phone: ..........416-619-0550 Bowl Phone: ..........251-635-0011 Ball State, Bowling Green State, Buffalo, Central Media Contact: ... Campbell Blake Media Contact: ..........Kelly Wright Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Miami, email: . cblake@internationalbowl.net email: ..... kwright@gmacbowl.com website: ...... internationalbowl.org ................ gmacbowl.com Northern Illinois, Ohio,website: Toledo, Western Michigan 2009-10 NIU TRACK AND FIELD


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hen a Northern Illinois University student-athlete steps onto campus in DeKalb, Illinois, they are stepping onto the national stage. Located just 65 miles west of downtown Chicago, the nation’s third-largest media market, Huskie student-athletes are a part of one of this country’s great sports towns. During the 2007-08 season, the NIU football team took on Iowa at Soldier Field in the fall, while the baseball team faced Notre Dame at U.S. Cellular Field in the spring. In 2011, the Huskies will return to Soldier Field to play Wisconsin. DeKalb’s proximity to Chicago also affords local citizens, including NIU students, the opportunity to experience all that the city has to offer, from cultural events and festivals, to restaurants and theatres. Three airports – O’Hare, Midway and Rockford – are within an hour’s drive of NIU. While it is close to the “Windy City” and the city’s ever-expanding western suburbs, DeKalb maintains a unique character and offers a quality existence to its nearly 45,000 residents. DeKalb is successfully combining the old and the new as brick-paved streets and historic homes co-exist with a growing business sector and brand new residential and commercial developments. In addition to many activities, including Huskie athletics, available on campus, DeKalb is famous for its annual “CornFest,” welcoming students back to town in late August.

Soldier Field (right), the home of the Chicago Bears, is the Huskies’ home away from home. NIU opened the 2007 season there against Iowa and will play Wisconsin in 2011 at the site.

The water tower on NIU’s campus (above left) proudly advertises NIU’s relationship with DeKalb, while Chicago’s historic Water Tower (above right) harkens back to the city’s past.

DeKalb’s CornFest (left) and Taste of Chicago (right) are two popular summertime events. The Taste leads up to Chicago’s Fourth of July festivities, while CornFest coincides with the students’ return to campus in late August.

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r. John G. Peters is the 11th president of Northern Illinois University, a post he has held since June 2000. As NIU’s chief executive officer, Dr. Peters provides strategic direction and oversight for a nationallyrecognized, comprehensive university serving more than 25,000 students in 120 areas of study at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Under his leadership, NIU has both expanded and d refifined d iits iinstitutional i i l vision i i to more closely align teaching, research and outreach efforts with emerging needs of the northern Illinois / Chicagoland region. The 2009-10 school year will be the 10th for Dr. John G. Peters as president A native of Strongsville, Ohio, Dr. Peters earned his bachelor’s of Northen Illinois University. degree in political science at Cleveland’s John Carroll University, and a master’s in government from Ohio University in Athens. In 1974, private donations, NIU launched its first-ever comprehensive capital he received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois campaign and began a campus-wide strategic planning process to focus university resources and efforts in the years ahead. Among its at Urbana-Champaign. more ambitious components is creation of a proton therapy cancer Prior to assuming the NIU presidency, Dr. Peters was provost and treatment and research center that integrates NIU’s respected chief operating officer at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His physics program with cutting-edge nuclear medicine. distinguished academic career also includes 20 years in teaching and administrative roles at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he Dr. Peters’ reputation as a consensus-builder and education policy expert puts him in demand for leadership roles in statewide and earned numerous awards for work in and out of the classroom. national organizations. He has served as chair of the Mid-American Dr. Peters’ presidency at NIU has been marked by substantial increases Conference Council of Presidents and is a member of that group’s in the university’s reputation and the discovery of new sources of executive committee. His leadership in the area of intercollegiate funding. In his first year as president, he gained admission for Northern athletics also includes membership on the BCS Presidential Oversight Illinois University to the National Association of State Universities Committee representing the “coalition conferences.” Dr. Peters served and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), an honor reserved for the top as Illinois’ representative to the American Association of State Colleges five percent of universities nationwide. That same year, Dr. Peters and Universities (AASCU). He is a member of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln secured NIU’s largest-ever private gift: $20 million for a new College of Commission on International Education; Business building. Since that time, President NASULGC’s Commission on Women in Higher Peters has led efforts to expand federal Education; and is co-chair of Illinois’ Center funding of select NIU research programs – a for Child Welfare and Education. In 2004, campaign that has garnered more than $60 the U.S. Department of Education named million, strengthened key partnerships with Dr. Peters to a special task force studying state and federal research programs, and math and science education, providing a enhanced NIU’s standing in the prestigious national perspective for his ongoing work Carnegie Foundation rankings of research with education and economic development institutions. groups throughout the Midwest. NIU’s longstanding commitment to regional A political scientist by training, Dr. Peters service has also received new attention specializes in studies of public policy and support under Dr. Peters’ leadership. and Congress. He has published widely, His vision of NIU as “the nation’s premier including articles in the Journal of Policy regional public university” has been the basis Studies, American Politics Quarterly, for substantial enhancement of regional American Political Science Review, and partnerships with schools, businesses, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and has cohealth care and local governmental edited two books on American politics. He agencies. In 2005, Dr. Peters established is a Fellow of the Center for Great Plains an ambitious five-year plan that leverages Studies and has served as the associate historic NIU strengths by connecting editor of the Great Plains Quarterly. regional engagement and applied research Dr. Peters and his wife, Barbara Cole Peters, to the university’s well-known focus on realhave a son, Russell, who lives and works in world learning experiences. Fortified by Dr. Peters is a fixture on NIU sidelines during Huskie Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, son and that plan and more than $100 million in football games. daughter.

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JEFF COMPHER assoc. v.p./director of athletics

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ince taking over as associate vice president and director of athletics at Northern Illinois University on June 1, 2008, Jeff Compher has made strategic decisions to keep the athletics program moving forward while planning for the future and engaging with Huskie student-athletes. On February 10, 2009, Compher unveiled the NIU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Strategic Plan. The plan defines the mission, vision and values of the department while setting The Compher family (from left): David, Jeff, Cathy and C.J. strategic goals and objectives for each unit for the next three in the top 30 in the Director’s Cup standings while surpassing NCAA years. Developed by NIU head coaches and a team of administrators, Academic Progress Rate and Graduation Success Rate standards. the cornerstone of the plan is the one-sentence, comprehensive, mission statement — “We develop champions in the classroom, in At both UW and Western Carolina, Compher was directly involved with capital projects and facility renovations, including construction of a competition, and in life.” new track/soccer and tennis complex and a significant expansion of While Compher was laying out his plan for Huskie Athletics, NIU the football stadium at Western Carolina, and the completion of the student-athletes continued to raise the bar academically. For the Football Legends Center at the University of Washington. eighth consecutive semester, NIU student-athletes combined to post a cumulative grade point average above 3.0 as the spring term GPA While at WCU, he also hired successful head coaches who have since been hired at BCS programs, and saw the operating budget increase by came in at 3.025. 42 percent and the total budget for athletic scholarships improve by 113 On the fields of play, Compher was instrumental in securing the percent. During his tenure in Cullowhee, the Catamount teams improved Huskie football team’s berth in the 2008 Independence Bowl on an their individual and conference records, and the baseball, women’s golf at-large basis, while the NIU men’s soccer team lost in overtime of and indoor track and field teams won Southern Conference titles. the MAC Championship match after claiming a win over No. 2 ranked As associate and then senior associate athletic director at Vanderbilt SMU earlier in the year. Northern Illinois sent two wrestlers and two University for four years, Compher directed nearly every area of the gymnasts to NCAA Regional competition, and both the softball and department, including leading the external areas from 1998-2000. Prior baseball teams claimed wins over ranked teams in 2009. to that, he oversaw the NCAA compliance, academic support, strength and In addition, in his first year, Compher oversaw the completion and opening conditioning, equipment and CHAMPS/Life Skills areas at Vanderbilt. of Northern Illinois’ new Track &Field/Soccer Complex as well as the installation of a new FieldTurf surface at Huskie Stadium. He completed Compher spent 13 years in several different positions at North Carolina the negotiation of a 10-year contract with ISP Sports to manage NIU’s State University in Raleigh, N.C. As assistant athletic director at N.C. multi-media rights and corporate partnerships, giving Northern Illinois State from 1986-92, he managed the student-athlete support services a guaranteed income stream. He also oversaw the renegotiation of units, established the first life skills program and handled scheduling agreements with 670 AM WSCR The Score and Comcast SportsNet and travel for the football and men’s basketball teams. He was the Chicago to broadcast Northern Illinois contests. Most recently, Compher assistant to the chancellor at N.C. State before moving on to Vanderbilt and back into athletics administration. hired Eric Luzzi to lead the Huskie men’s soccer program. A veteran collegiate athletics administrator, Compher came to DeKalb after Throughout his career, the 50-year-old Compher has continued his nearly four years at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash., where education, participating in the NACDA Management Institute (1998), he served as executive associate athletic director and was responsible for the Sports Management Institute Executive Program (1998-99) and the general management and daily operations of the athletic department the Division I-A Athletic Directors’ Institute (2005 and 2006). He at the Pac-10 school. The Baltimore, Md. native also brought previous served on numerous university committees at each of his previous experience as an athletic director to Northern Illinois as he led the athletics stops and spent time in the classroom as an instructor at Washington, Western Carolina and N.C. State. program at Western Carolina University from 2000 to 2004. In each of his previous three stops, Compher has been involved in Compher earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from James developing and implementing long-range planning and working closely Madison University, where he was a football student-athlete, in 1980, with constituencies within and outside the university. He has emphasized and graduated with a master’s degree in counseling and student personnel services from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania the student-athlete experience. in 1982. His first position in collegiate administration was at North At Washington, Compher had day-to-day responsibility for a 23-sport, Carolina State, where he was the assistant director of Housing and 650 student-athlete department, including direct oversight of the Residence Life from 1982 to 1986. football, men’s basketball, baseball and crew teams, as well as facilities and game operations. He also managed the student-athlete He and his wife, the former Cathy Fatica, have two sons, C.J. 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he Jeffrey & Kimberly Yordon Center is a state-of-theart facility in every way. From the Midwest Orthopaedic Training Room to the Chet and Teresa Young Equipment Room, the strength & conditioning center to the Frances and George Wilkins Academic Support Center, every Huskie student-athlete is provided with the resources necessary to excel in the classroom and in competition. While all 450 NIU student-athletes utilize the Yordon Center throughout the year, the facility is the full-time home of the Huskie football program, with locker rooms for players and coaches, meeting rooms, a spacious football equipment room and office space. The heart of the 62,000-square foot Yordon Center, the Frances and George Wilkins Academic Support Center (honoring Carole & Joe Novak), features one-on-one tutorial rooms, a group study room and a fully-equipped computer lab, as well as offices for the counselors of the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) unit. This area brings the staff of SAASS into more direct daily contact with NIU’s student-athletes and is a constant hub of activity in the building. The 12,500-square foot strength & conditioning center allows NIU’s professional sports performance coaches to avoid scheduling conflicts between teams while allowing space for warm-ups, plyometric exercises and speed and agility activities. The spacious area features brand new equipment with a variety and multitude of machines, as well as a three-lane sprint track. All Huskie student-athletes benefit from the spacious and technologically-advanced facilities used by NIU’s professional athletic training staff and team doctors to prevent, treat and rehabilitate injuries in the Yordon Center. Doctors and trainers have been provided with all the tools they need, as the Yordon Center’s state-of-the-art health center features an X-ray room, doctor’s office, two rehabilitation pools, a drug testing area and offices for staff.

The spacious computer lab (left) provides all Huskie student-athletes with a comfortable learning environment in which to further their academic pursuits.

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