2009-10 RUTGERS MEN’S TRACK AND FIELD SCHEDULE INDOOR 12/11 1/8 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/5 2/20 3/6
New Years Inviational - Princeton, N.J. Metro Coaches Invitational - Bronx, N.Y. PSU Northeast Challenge - State College, Pa. Navy Quad Meet - Annapolis, Md. Metropolitan Championships - New Haven, Conn. New Balance Collegiate Invitational - Bronx, N.Y. BIG EAST Championship - Bronx, N.Y. IC4A Championship - Boston, Mass.
OUTDOOR 3/19 3/25 4/2 4/10 4/17 4/23 4/30 5/8 5/14 5/27 6/9
Bulls Invitational - Tampa, Fla. Winthrop Invitational - Rock Hill, S.C. Colonial Relays - Williamsburg, Va. Princeton Four-Way Invitational - Princeton, N.J. Larry Ellis Invitational - Princeton, N.J. Penn Relays - Philadelphia, Pa. BIG EAST Championship - Cincinnati, Ohio Rutgers Invitational - Piscataway, N.J. IC4A Championship - Princeton, N.J. NCAA East Regional - Greensboro, N.C. NCAA Championship - Eugene, Ore.
UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Founded..............................................................................................................1766 Location...............................................................................New Brunswick, N.J. President................................................................. Dr. Richard L. McCormick Director of Athletics........................................................................Tim Pernetti Enrollment..................................................................................................... 52,471 Nickname.......................................................................................Scarlet Knights Affiliation........................................................................ NCAA, ECAC, BIG EAST Home Facility.............................................. Bauer Track and Field Complex
TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach...................................................................................Mike Mulqueen Alma Mater............................................................ Manhattan College, 1976 Associate Head Coach:......................................................................Kevin Kelly Assistant Coaches...................................................................... Lou Tomlinson ............................................................................................................... Tony Naclerio Track and Field Phone......................................................... (732) 445-4323 2009 BE Indoor Finish................................................................................ Eighth 2009 BE Outdoor Finish................................................................................ Fifth 2009 IC4A Indoor Finish....................................................................... Seventh 2009 IC4A Outdoor Finish......................................................................... Third
ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Women’s Track and Field Contact........................................Hasim Phillips Phone.......................................................................................... (732) 445-7882 Cell Phone................................................................................. (732) 470-9457 Fax................................................................................................ (732) 445-3063 Email.....................................................................firstname.lastname@example.org Website........................................................................www.scarletknights.com Mailing Address................................. Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC) .................................................................................................83 Rockafeller Road ...........................................................................................Piscataway, NJ 08854
TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts/TOC................................................................................... 1 Head Coach Mike Mulqueen............................................................ 2 Assistant Coaches................................................................................ 3 Support Staff........................................................................................... 3 2009-10 Roster.................................................................................... 4 2009-10 Scarlet Knights.................................................................. 5 Olympic Sports Hall of Fame......................................................... 12 Award Winners Standout Performers.................................... 14 All-Time Records................................................................................. 15 President. Richard L. McCormick............................................... 16 Athletic Director Tim Pernetti...................................................... 17 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey....................... 18 Famous After Rutgers.................................................................... IBC
The 2009-10 Rutgers women’s track and field media guide is published by the Rutgers Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Editor: Layout and Design: Editorial Assistance: Photography:
Hasim Phillips Kevin Revoir/Hasim Phillips Michelle Gomes Tom Cizek, Jim O’Connor, Larry Levanti, Patti Banks,
This guide has been compiled to assist the media with its coverage of the team. Updated results may be obtained throughout the season from the Athletic Communications Office at (732) 445-4200 or by accessing the women’s track and field website at www.scarletknights.com. Office of Athletic Communications Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Asst. Athletic Director/Athletic Communications:................Jason Baum Associate Director:..............................................................................Stacey Brann Associate Director:.............................................................................. Kevin Lorincz Assistant Director:..............................................................................Hasim Phillips Assistant Director:................................................................................. Doug Drabik Assistant:........................................................................................................... Alli Miller Assistant:.................................................................................................Alex Restrepo Media, Editorial & Publication Specialist:........................................................................... Kevin Revoir Web Developer:....................................................................................Colin Osborne Secretary:.............................................................................................Kathy Larrabee
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HEAD COACH MIKE MULQUEEN Mike Mulqueen, a five-time BIG EAST Coach of the Year and four-time NCAA District Coach of the Year, begins his 32nd season as a member of the Rutgers track and field coaching staff, and his 28th as head coach of the men’s track & field and cross country programs. The Scarlet Knights enjoyed one of the most successful campaigns in program history during the 2005 season. Rutgers capped its outstanding year with victories at both the 2005 BIG EAST and IC4A Outdoor Championships. The team also won the 2005 IC4A Indoor Championships and finished second in the 2005 BIG EAST Indoor Championships. The Scarlet Knights were also represented at the 2005 NCAA Championships in Sacramento, Calif., as Sam Segond and Marquis
Allen garnered All-American status with their performances. In addition, Mulqueen and his staff earned their fourth BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year honors, capturing the trophy in both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Mulqueen began his coaching career at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen, N.J., his alma mater. While at St. Joe’s, he helped coach several county championship teams, including a state championship squad. His athletes won numerous county and state championships; two went on to achieve national success and All-America accolades. Mulqueen continued this success at Rutgers where he started as a volunteer assistant coach, working with the men’s and women’s hurdlers. He made his way up to part-time coach and continued to assist those hurdlers. Many of them earned national recognition including Debbie Deutsch, Julie Smithers, Lorie McCauley (an American recordholder in the 400 hurdles with a time of 55.69), Boris Pendergrass and Eugene Norman. These hurdlers and hurdle relay teams were ranked nationally on several occasions. In 1982, Mulqueen was elevated to a full-time assistant position with the track and field team and assumed the cross country head coaching duties. In 1983, he took over the reins of the track and field program. Upon his hire as head coach, Mulqueen began building one of the most comprehensive and successful track and field programs in the East. Since his appointment, Mulqueen has indeed developed Rutgers into one of the strongest programs in the college ranks. Each year, the Scarlet Knights have risen to greater heights. Mulqueen had perhaps his proudest moment as a coach when former Scarlet Knight Balazs Koranyi participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics in the 800 meters, ultimately reaching the semifinals. Koranyi later reached the semifinals at the 2000 games in Sydney, Australia. During his tenure as head coach, Mulqueen’s cross country and track and field teams have placed in the top four at the BIG EAST Championship 15 times, won 17 Metropolitan Championships and placed in the top three on 41 other occasions. He has seen his teams place among the top 10 in the IC4A 13 times. Under Mulqueen’s guidance, Rutgers has had 20 All-Americans (including three-time recipient Sam Segond), 178 Metropolitan Champions, 41 IC4A Champions, 298 All-East selections, five Junior National Champions, 63 BIG EAST Champions and 10 national sports festival participants. His athletes have set 63 school records. All of this success is fostered by a coaching philosophy that incorporates each and every individual on the team. Mulqueen believes in the entire team concept of track & field/cross country and he continues to develop the Rutgers program with that philosophy. An accomplished track and field athlete himself, Mulqueen is a 1976 graduate of Manhattan College, where he earned a B.A. in English. While at Manhattan, he specialized in the 400 hurdles, earning four varsity letters with the Jaspers. He was also a member of the Jaspers’ 1973 NCAA National Championship team. In high school, Mulqueen was a county and conference champion and ran on several county and state championship teams. Coach Mulqueen resides in Dunellen with his wife Tracey, and their children Danny (18), Sean (14) and Emily Anne (12).
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ASSISTANT COACHES/SUPPORT STAFF KEVIN KELLY
ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
Kevin Kelly is in his ninth year on the Rutgers staff and second as Associate Head Coach. As associate head coach, Kelly oversees recruiting efforts and assist with the student-athletes’ academic support. His passion and technical knowledge of the sport has paid big dividends for the Scarlet Knights, as his athletes have broken a number of school records and won several BIG EAST and IC4A titles. He had a memorable spring season in 2004, with Anthony Butler winning the NCAA East Regional in the high jump, while Trevor O’Grady, Greg Ostrowicki and Adam Golembeski led a 1-2-3 finish of the BIG EAST decathlon. Most recently, Kelly helped coach sophomore high jumper Adam Bergo to back-to-back indoor BIG EAST Championships and a trip to the NCAA Championships in his freshman season. During the 2005 outdoor season, Kelly helped guide Marquis Allen to the NCAA Championships in the long jump and his first-ever All-America honors. At Kutztown, Kelly was a three-time All-American in the decathlon, finishing second at the 1998 NCAA Championships. He holds school records in the long jump, 110 hurdles and pole vault and earned NCAA qualifying marks in all three events during his collegiate years. Kelly earned 1998 Athlete of the Year honors from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and was named one of the ”30 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century” at Kutztown. He also participated in a nine-day seminar for elite junior decathletes at the Olympic Training Center. Kelly earned his B.A. in Political Science in 1999. Upon graduation Kelly took a position at Lehigh, serving as a part-time men’s and women’s assistant track and field coach. Kelly was responsible for planning and supervising workouts for javelin throwers and long jumpers, while also assisting with the training of decathletes and heptathletes. Kelly also worked at the Sky Jumpers Vault Camp and Classic Jumps and Hurdles Camp in Kutztown during the summer of 1999.
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Strength & Conditioning
Lou Tomlinson is entering his eighth year as the coach of the long and short sprinters. His energetic and enthusiastic coaching style has made an impact on all of the runners. In his first year, the 4x400 team won the Penn Relays Metropolitan Championship and that same foursome earned All-BIG EAST honors. In 2007, Tomlinson saw his 4x200 relay team set the all-time indoor National Collegiate record at 1:25.05. His 4x400 relay squad also set a BIG EAST meet record of 3:10.33. Both records still stand. He saw his group win the outdoor 4x100 and both the indoor and outdoor 4x400 races at the BIG EAST Championships in 2005. The 4x200 relay team also set a school record at the Penn Relays. His sprint group produced 15 All-BIG EAST and 14 All-East (IC4A) performers in 2005. During his tenure, his group has set eight school records which still stand. Tomlinson, a class of ‘85 Rutgers graduate, had a distinguished career as a Scarlet Knight, winning a Metropolitan Championship in the 100 dash and being named to the All-East team on the 4x100 relay. He was also the recipient of the Colin McManus award, which is awarded annually to the team’s most improved athlete. Tomlinson currently resides in Willingboro, N.J.
TONY NACLERIO ASSISTANT COACH
Tony Naclerio is one of America’s foremost authorities on the throwing events. He has over 40 years of experience in coaching the throwing events, and he served as the U.S. Throwing Coach at the 1996 Olympics. He has developed this reputation because of his ability to take a novice and develop him into a championship athlete. His most notable protégé, Mark Murro, was a 1968 Olympian and the first American to throw a javelin over 300 feet. Naclerio’s athletes hold every throwing event school record at Rutgers. His top two performers were All-Americans Chris Sagnella and Sam Segond, who hold five All-America certificates between the two of them. An extremely dedicated coach, Naclerio has given clinics worldwide and coached several U.S. teams. Prior to his appointment to the Olympic coaching staff, he coached the USA throwers in the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan and was also on the staff at the 1995 World University Games in Japan. He serves as the national coordinator for throws for USA Track & Field, and has written a book titled, “Teaching Progressions of the Shot Put, Discus, and Javelin.” Tony lives in Rockaway with his wife, Louise and their daughter Gemma, a senior on the Rutgers women’s track & field team.
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2009-10 SCARLET KNIGHTS ROSTER NAME Akeem Adiatu Michael Baird Adam Bergo Kevin Bostick Christopher Bradley Kevin Brown Brandon Burkhardt Kevin Cronin Nick Crosta Michael Crum Toddrick Darden Ray Davis Mike Demko Benjamin Forrest Daniel Glavin Simon Gordonov Kyle Grady Patrick Gray Ben Horel Jon Karlsson Monroe Kearns Daniel Lozano Matthew Mancini Timothy Matlack Nick Miehe Bruce Owens Jeremy Pennino James Plummer Tyrone Putman Nii-Amon Robertson Jayram Sataluri Glen Scheidler Zachary Shands Brandon Smith Steve Swern Nick Syzonenko Casey Weiss Stephen Werner Christopher Wyckoff Aaron Younger
EVENT Hurdles Multis Jumps Jumps Javelin Sprints Throws Distance Multis Distance Sprints/Hurdles Hurdles Sprints Distance Throws Distance Hurdles Pole Vault Distance Middle Distance Middle Distance Sprints Pole Vault Multis Distance Sprints Javelin Throws Jumps Sprints Distance Jumps Sprints Distance Hurdles Jumps Middle Distance Multis Pole Vault Hurdles/Sprints
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HIGH SCHOOL/HOMETOWN Willingboro/Willingboro, N.J. Morris Hills/Rockaway, N.J. Westfield/Plainfield, N.J. Bergen Catholic/Englewood, N.J. Nutley/Nutley, N.J. Woodbury/Woodbury, N.J. Lake Lehman/Dallas, Pa. Mainland/Linwood, N.J. Monsignor Donovan/Toms River, N.J. Hopatcong/Andover, N.J. Valley Forge Military Academy/North Brunswick, N.J.
Monmouth Regional/Eatontown, N.J. Hightstown/Hightstown, N.J. Jackson Memorial/Jackson, N.J. Mansfield/Mansfield, Mass. Hightstown/East Windsor, N.J. East Brunswick/East Brunswick, N.J. Highstown/East Windsor, N.J. Christian Bort/Belford, N.J. Morris Hills/Lincoln Park, N.J. Jackson Memorial/Jackson, N.J. Stockdale/Bakersfield, Calif. Cinnaminson/Cinnaminson, N.J. Red Bank Reg./Little Silver, N.J. DePaul/Elmwood Park, N.J. Deptford/Wenonah, N.J. Watchung/Watchung, N.J. Central Regional/South Toms River, N.J. Gonzaga/Fr. Washington, Md. Church Farm Sch./Plainfield, N.J. Holmdel/Holmdel, N.J. Randolph/Randolph, N.J. Cheltenham/Wyncote, Pa. Colonia/Colonia, N.J. Lenape/Mt. Laurel, N.J. Randolph/Randolph, N.J. West Milford/New Foundland, N.J. Cardinal Oâ€™Hara/Newtown Sq, Pa. Toms River East/Toms River, N.J. Delsea Regional/Franklinville, N.J.
JUNIOR • HURDLES WILLINGBORO, N.J.. • WILLINGBORO MAJOR: ACCOUNTING
SOPHOMORE • JUMPS ENGLEWOOD, N.J. •BERGEN CATHOLIC MAJOR: UNDECLARED
Third-year member of the track and field team ... sprinter/hurdler, also competes in relay events ... BIG EAST qualifier ... took third in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2009 Indoor Metropolitan Championship ... placed fourth in the 60 hurdles at the 2008 Indoor Metropolitan Championships.
MICHAEL BAIRD SOPHOMORE • MULTIS ROCKAWAY, N.J. • MORRIS HILLS MAJOR: UNDECLARED
Second-year member of the track and field team ... talented multi-event athlete ... BIG EAST qualifier ... took second in the heptathlon at the 2010 Metropolitan Championship ... won the heptathlon high jump and took second in the 55-meter dash ... jumped a personal best in the long jump at the 2009 Colonial Relays (William and Mary) ... finished ninth in the decathlon at the 2009 BIG EAST Outdoor Championship ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
Second-year member of the track and field team ... competes in the triple jump, high jump and long jump ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... finished second in the triple jump and tied for third in the high jump at the 2010 Indoor Metropolitan Championships ... top-10 finisher in the high jump at 2009 Outdoor BIG EAST Championship ... 2009 Indoor BIG EAST qualifier in high jump and triple jump ... indoor IC4A qualifier in the triple jump ... outdoor IC4A qualifier in the high jump ... took third in the high jump at the 2009 Indoor Metropolitan Championships.
JUNIOR • JAVELIN NUTLEY, N.J. • NUTLEY
SOPHOMORE • JUMPS PLAINFIELD, N.J. •WESTFIELD MAJOR: UNDECLARED
Second-year member of the track and field team ... triple threat, competing in the high, triple and long jumps ... 2009 BIG EAST Champion in the indoor high jump ... Named the BIG EAST Most Outstanding Field Performer ... Selected as the Mid-Atlantic Field Performer of the Year ... competed in the high jump at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships ... placed second in the triple jump at the 2009 Outdoor BIG EAST Championship ... second-place finish in the high jump at the 2009 BIG EAST Outdoor Championship ... finished second in the high jump at the 2009 Outdoor IC4A Championships ... competed at the NCAA East Regionals.
MAJOR: EXERCISE SCIENCE & SPORT STUDIES
Third-year member of the track and field team ... two-time NCAA East Regional competitor (2008, 09) ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... competed at both the 2008 and 2009 IC4A Outdoor Championships ... placed third in the javelin at the 2009 BIG EAST Outdoor Championship ... took fifth at the 2008 BIG EAST Outdoor Championship ... All-BIG EAST performer ... also qualified for USA Junior National Championships ... earned fall and spring Dean’s List ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
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KEVIN BROWN JUNIOR • SPRINTS WOODBURY, N.J. •WOODBURY MAJOR: UNDECLARED
First-year member of the track and field team ... junior transfer from Gloucester County College where he placed second in the 400 at the Northeast District Championship and third at the NJCAA National Championship III ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... placed third in the 400 at the Navy Quad meet ... ran on the second-place 4x400 relay team at the 2010 Indoor Metropolitan Championships ... placed fourth in the 400-meter dash at the championships as well.
KEVIN CRONIN JUNIOR • DISTANCE LINWOOD, N.J. •MAINLAND MAJOR: METEOROLOGY
Third-year member of the cross country and track and field teams ... standout distance runner, also competes on several relays including 4x800 and distance medley ... consistent scorer and finisher in the top three on the cross country team ... NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional participant in cross country ... BIG EAST qualifier ... ran on the second-place distance medley and fifth-place 4x800 relay teams at the 2010 Metropolitan Championships ... took fifth in the 1,000-meter run at the 2010 Navy Quad meet ... placed fifth at the 2009 Metropolitan Cross Country Championship.
NICK CROSTA SENIOR • MULTI-EVENTS TOMS RIVER, N.J. • MONSIGNOR DONOVAN MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Fourth-year member of the track and field team ... All-East and All-BIG EAST performer ... 2008 BIG EAST Champion in the decathlon ... won the decathlon high jump, finished second in the shot put and third in the long jump ... 2008 NCAA East Regional competitor in the high jump ... placed fifth in the heptathlon at 2008 Indoor BIG EAST Championship ... enjoyed a stellar freshman campaign, placing third in the decathlon at the 2007 Outdoor BIG EAST Championship and fourth at the 2007 Outdoor IC4A Championship ... also took 10th at the USA Junior National Championship ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
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TODDRICK DARDEN FRESHMAN • SPRINTS/HURDLES NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. • VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY MAJOR: UNDECLARED
First-year member of the track and field team ... sprinter/hurlder, also valuable contributor in relay events ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... ran on the second-place 4x400-meter relay team at the 2010 Indoor Metropolitan Championships ... member of the winning 4x400 relay team at the Navy Quad meet ... also competed in the 400-meter dash, placing fourth.
RAY DAVIS SENIOR • 400 HURDLES EATONTOWN,N.J. • MONMOUTH REGIONAL
MAJOR: COMPUTER SCIENCE
Fourth-year member of the track and field team ... runs the hurdles and on various relays ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... placed third in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2010 Indoor Metropolitan Championship ... ran on the winning 4x400-meter relay team at the New Years Invitational to start the 2009 season ... placed third in the 400-meter hurdles at the Lions Invitational (TCNJ) in 2009 ... placed fourth in the 400 hurdles at the 2007 Outdoor Metropolitan Championships.
MIKE DEMKO SENIOR • SPRINTS HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. • HIGHTSTOWN MAJOR: EXERCISE SCIENCE & SPORT STUDIES
Fourth-year member of the track and field team ... talented sprinter, runs on various relay teams ... ran the lead off leg on three relay teams at the BIG EAST and IC4A Championships ... two-time runnerup and fourthplace finisher at those meets ... three-time finalist in 60-meter at the Metropolitan Championships ... place third in Eastern Championships in 55 dash ... Metropolitan Conference scorer ... named to All-BIG EAST Team ... ran on IC4A scoring 4x100 Relay team ... named to All-East team.
BENJAMIN FORREST SOPHOMORE • DISTANCE JACKSON, N.J. •JACKSON MEMORIAL MAJOR: UNDECLARED
Second-year member of the cross country and track and field team ... standout distance runner, will compete indoor and outdoor track as well ... NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional participant in cross country ... solid scorer and mid-pack runner for the Scarlet Knights ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier in the distance medley relay ... ran on the second-place distance medley relay team at the 2010 Indoor Metropolitan Championships.
DANIEL GAVIN FRESHMAN • THROWS MANSFIELD, MASS.• MANSFIELD MAJOR: UNDECLARED
First-year member of the track and field team ... posted a BIG EAST qualifying mark in the shot put at the PSU Northeast Challenge in 2010 ... four-time varsity letterwinner in winter and spring track at Mansfield High School in Massachusetts ... two-time Hockomock League MVP, earned seven league championships during his scholastic career ... state champion during the winter season, also New England champion and earned All-America honors with a fourth-place showing at Nike Indoor Nationals.
KYLE GRADY SENIOR • HURDLES EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. • EAST BRUNSWICK
Fourth-year member of the track and field team ... school record holder in the 60-meter hurdles ... All-BIG EAST and All-East performer ... finished second in the hurdles at 2009 BIG EAST Outdoor Championship ... took sixth in the hurdles at 2008 BIG EAST Outdoor Championship ... placed sixth in the hurdles at 2008 BIG EAST Indoor Championship ... finished sixth in the hurdles at the 2008 IC4A Indoor Championships ... NCAA Regional qualifier in 110 hurdles ... named Most Improved Athlete on the team in 2008 ... member of BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.
PATRICK GRAY FRESHMAN • POLE VAULT EAST WINDSON, N.J. • HIGHSTOWN MAJOR: UNDECLARED
SENIOR • DISTANCE EAST WINDSOR, N.J,• HIGHSTOWN MAJOR: BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Four-year member of the cross country and track and field teams ... consistent scorer and top-five finisher on the Scarlet Knights cross country team ... awarded two very prestigious – the Barry M. Goldwater and Churchill – Scholarships for his post-graduate work in Biomedical Engineering ... 2006 recipient of the Glen Kuryla Award, given to the Most Outstanding Freshman in cross country ... placed third in the 3,000-meter run in the debut meet of his first indoor season at the New Years Invitational (2007) ... posted another third-place finish a year later in the 3,000 at the New Years Invitational (2008) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
First-year member of the track and field team ... took second in his collegiate debut at the New Years Invitational at Princeton, posting a BIG EAST qualifying height ... four-year spring track, three-year winter track participant at Hightstown High School ... two-time captain ... qualifier at the Meet of Champions, three-time outdoor and two-time indoor ... Hightstown High School record holder in the pole vault (14’7).
JON KARLSSON JUNIOR • MIDDLE DISTANCE LINCOLN PARK, N.J.. • MORRIS HILLS MAJOR: CIVIL ENGINEERING
Third-year member of the track and field team ... solid middle distance runner, also competes in the 4x800 and distance medley relays ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... placed fourth in the 1,000-meter run at the 2010 Indoor Metropolitan Championships ... ran on the second-place 4x800 relay group at the Navy Quad meet ... participated in the distance medley relay at the 2009 Outdoor IC4A Championships.
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SOPHOMORE •MIDDLE DISTANCE JACKSON, N.J. • JACKSON MEMORIAL
SENIOR • MULTI-EVENTS
MAJOR: MECHANICAL & AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Second-year member of the track and field team ... standout middle distance runner, also runs on the 4x400, 4x800 and distance medley relay teams ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... NCAA East Regional participant in the 800 ... placed second in the 800 at the 2010 Indoor Metropolitan Championships ... won the 800 at the 2010 Navy Quad meet ... also ran on the second-place 4x800 relay squad at the meet ... placed fifth in the 800 at the 2009 Outdoor IC4A Championships ... took sixth in the 800 at the 2009 Indoor BIG EAST Championship ... won the 800 at the Yale Invitational in 2009 ... former all-state performer in high school, finished runner-up at the state meet in the 800.
DANIEL LOZANO SOPHOMORE •SPRINTS BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. • STOCKDALE MAJOR: UNDECLARED
Second-year member of the track and field team ... made his collegiate debut at the New Years Invitational in Princeton (2008-09 season) ... finished second in the 600-meter ... also ran on RU’s winning 4x400-meter relay team at the meet ... battled through injuries in his freshman campaign ... first team all-league and second team all-area as a senior at Stockdale High School ... named team MVP as a senior ... competed in the 400-meter at the California State Championships.
MATTHEW MANCINI SENIOR • POLE VAULT CINNAMINSON, N.J,• CINNAMINSON MAJOR: VISUAL ARTS
Fourth-year member of the track and field team ... BIG EAST qualifier in the pole vault ... won the pole vault at two meets in 2010 ... took first at the Navy Quad and the Metropolitan Coaches Invitational ... placed fifth at the 2009 Indoor Metropolitan Championships ... finished third at the 2008 Indoor Metropolitan Championships.
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LITTLE SILVER, N.J. • RED BANK REGIONAL
Fifth-year senior, will compete in his final outdoor season ... talented multi-event performer ... All-East and All-BIG EAST ... placed sixth in the heptathlon at the 2009 Indoor BIG EAST Championship ... two-time scorer in the decathlon at the outdoor IC4A Championships ... took fourth in the decathlon at the 2008 Outdoor BIG EAST Championship ... finished third in the heptathlon at the 2008 Indoor BIG EAST Championship ... placed third in the heptathlon at the 2007 Metropolitan Championship ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
NICK MIEHE JUNIOR • DISTANCE ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. • DEPAUL MAJOR: UNDECLARED
Third-year member of the cross country and track and field teams ... standout distance runner, also competes on several relays including 4x800 and distance medley ... consistent scorer and finisher in the top three on the cross country team ... 2009 Metropolitan Champion in cross country ... NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional participant in cross country ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... won the 1,500-meter run at the Lions Invitational (TCNJ) in 2009 ... also placed third in the 3,000 at the 2009 Indoor Metropolitan Championships.
SENIOR • SPRINTS WENONAH, N.J. • DEPTFORD MAJOR: POLITICAL SCIENCE
SOPHOMORE • THROWS SOUTH TOMS RIVER, N.J. • CENTRAL REGIONAL MAJOR: UNDECLARED
Fifth-year senior, will compete in his final outdoor season ... outstanding sprinter with range from 60 to 400 meters ... valuable relay runner as well ... two-time NCAA East Regional participant ... All-East and All-BIG EAST performer ... 2009 Outdoor BIG EAST Champion in the 200 ... two-time IC4A Champion in the outdoor 200 ... took second in the 100-meter dash at the 2009 Outdoor IC4A Championships ... 2009 Indoor BIG EAST Champion in the 200 ... took second in the 200 at the 2009 Indoor IC4A Championship ... member of the 4x200 relay team that set the national collegiate record in 2007.
Third-year member of the track and field team ... named the Rutgers Male Scholar-Athlete by the BIG EAST Conference ... two-time NCAA East Regional competitor (2008, 09) ... 2009 BIG EAST Champion in the javelin ... finished runner-up at the 2009 IC4A Championships ... AllBIG EAST and All-East performer ... won the College javelin at the prestigious Penn Relays in 2009 ... took the top spot in the javelin at the Bulls Invitational ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
Second-year member of the track and field team ... throws the shot put, discus and weight ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... finished second in the shot put at the 2010 Indoor Metropolitan Championship ... won the shot put at the Navy Quad meet (2010) ... placed sixth in the discus at the 2009 Outdoor BIG EAST Championship ... placed third in the discus at the Monmouth Invitational during the 2009 outdoor season.
TYRONE PUTMAN JUNIOR • JUMPS WASHINGTON, MD. •GONZAGA MAJOR: UNDECLARED
Third-year member of the track and field team ... also a running back on the Rutgers football team ... consistent scorer in the triple jump ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... placed fifth in the triple jump at the 2010 Indoor Metropolitan Championships ... took sixth in the triple jump at the 2009 Indoor Metropolitan Championships.
SENIOR • JAVELIN WATCHUNG, N.J. • WATCHUNG
SENIOR • SPRINTS PLAINFIELD, N.J. • CHURCH FARM SCHOOL
MAJOR: EXERCISE SCIENCE & SPORT SCIENCE
MAJOR: BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Fourth-year member of the track and field team ... talented sprinter, also valuable in relay events ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... All-East and All-BIG EAST performer ... scorer in BIG EAST 200, 400, 4x100 and 4x400 ... scorer in IC4A 4x100 and 4x400 ... placed fourth in the 400-meter dash at both the indoor and outdoor BIG EAST Championship in 2008 ... member of school-record and 2007 Indoor BIG EAST Championship meet-record 4x400-meter relay team ... Metropolitan Champion ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
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SENIOR • DISTANCE HOLMDEL, N.J. • HOLMDEL MAJOR: GEOGRAPHY
SENIOR • DISTANCE COLONIA, N.J. • COLONIA MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY
Fourth-year member of the cross country and track and field teams ... standout distance runner, was a consistent scorer on the cross country team ... participant at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championship ... cross country scorer at the Metropolitan Championships ... placed fifth in the 5,000-meter run at the 2010 Metropolitan Championships ... won the outdoor 5,000 at the Monmouth Invitational in 2008 ... placed fourth in the indoor mile at the Metropolitan Championships in 2008 ... finished third in the outdoor 10,000 at the Metropolitan Championships in 2007.
GLENN SCHEIDELER FRESHMAN • JUMPS RANDOLPH, N.J. • RANDOLPH MAJOR: UNDECLARED
First-year member of the track and field team ... part of the jumps group ... earned all-conference, all-county, all-area honors in high school ... also named all-state and All-American ... won New Jersey Meet of Champions outdoors ... placed runner up at indoors ... placed third at the National Scholastic Indoor Championship en route to earning All-American honors ... Randolph High School high jump record holder in outdoor and indoor ... Morris County high jump record holder in outdoor and indoor ... placed 3rd at NSIC indoors to earn All American honors.
ZACH SHANDS SENIOR • SPRINTS WYNCOTE, PA. • CHELTENHAM MAJOR: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
Fourth-year member of the track and field team ... versatile sprinter, competes in the 60, 100 and 200-meter dashes, as well as on relay teams ... All-BIG EAST and All-East performer ... BIG EAST qualifier in the 100-meter and 200-meter (both indoor and outdoor) ... ran on 4x100-meter relay team that earned back-to-back second-place finishes at the 2007 and 2008 Outdoor BIG EAST Championship ... ran on scoring 4x100 relay at 2008 Outdoor IC4A Championships ... 2008 NCAA East Regional participant on the 4x100.
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Fifth-year senior, will complete his final indoor and outdoor seasons ... talented distance runner ... consistent scorer as a four-year member of the cross country team ... NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional participant in cross country ... finished runnerup in the 5,000-meter run at the 2010 Indoor Metropolitan Championship ... placed third in the 5,000 at the 2008 Metropolitan Championship ... runner-up in the 10,000 at the 2007 Metropolitan Championship.
STEVE SWERN SENIOR • HURDLES MT. LAUREL, N.J. • LENAPE MAJOR: MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
Fifth-year senior, will complete his final indoor and outdoor seasons ... talented sprint/hurdler, valuable in relay events as well ... All-East and AllBIG EAST performer ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... co-school record holder in the 500-meter ... NCAA East Regional participant in 2008 ... twotime IC4A Champion in the 500 (2008, 09) ... 2009 Metropolitan Champion in the 500 ... placed third in the 500 at the 2009 Indoor BIG EAST Championship ... finished runner-up in the 500 at the 2008 Indoor BIG EAST Championship ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
CHRISTOPHER WYCKOFF FRESHMAN • POLE VAULT TOMS RIVER, N.J. • TOMS RIVER EAST MAJOR: UNDECLARED
SENIORS • JUMPS RANDOLPH, N.J. • RANDOLPH MAJOR: MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Fifth-year senior, redshirted the 2008 season ... versatile athlete, competes in the high, triple and long jumps ... took eighth in the long jump at the 2009 BIG EAST Indoor Championship ... placed sixth in the indoors and seventh in the outdoors in the long jump at the 2007 BIG EAST Championships ... finished sixth in the high jump at 2007 indoor conference championship ... placed fourth in the high jump at the 2006 BIG EAST Outdoor Championship ... made appearances at the IC4A Indoor (2007) and Outdoor (2006, 07) Championship in the long jump ... earned Dean’s List ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
STEPHEN WERNER SOPHOMORE • MULTIS NEWTON SQ., PA. • CARDINAL O’HARA MAJOR: UNDECLARED
Second-year member of the track and field team ... talented sprinter, solid in multi-events ... IC4A and BIG EAST qualifier ... placed third in the 200-meter at the 2010 Indoor Metropolitan Championships ... won the 200 at the 2010 Navy Quad meet and also competed on the winning 4x400 relay squad ... ran on the third-place 4x100 relay at the 2009 Outdoor IC4A Championships.
First-year member of the track and field team ... BIG EAST qualifier ... placed second in the pole vault at the Metropolitan Coaches Collegiate Invitational ... took third at the 2010 Metropolitan Championships ... New Jersey State Champion in the outdoor pole vault ... two-time NJ Group IV outdoor champion ... named 2008 Pole Vaulter of the Year by the Newark Star Ledger ... first team all-state selection ... 2008 and 2009 First Team All-Group IV ... won more than 24 outdoor meets in the pole vault from 2007-09 ... placed in the top three at more than 15 indoor meets from 2008-09 ... holds two school records in pole vault at Toms River East High School.
AARON YOUNGER JUNIOR • SPRINTS/HURDLES FRANKLINVILLE, N.J. • DELSEA REGIONAL
Third-year member of the track and field team ... very versatile runner from 400 to 500 meters, including hurdles and relays ... set a facility record at the 2010 Navy Quad meet, running a winning time of 1:02.95 in the 500, eclipsing the previous Wesley A. Brown Field House record ... finish sixth at the 2009 Indoor BIG EAST Championship in the 500-meters ... also ran on the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay team at the indoor conference championship ... BIG EAST and IC4A qualifier in 500 and 400 hurdles.
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MEMBERS OF RUTGERS OLYMPIC SPORTS HALL OF FAME Hall of Fame Class of 2008 JOHN HANLEY ‘69 An outstanding track and field competitor from 1967 through 1969, Hanley co-captained the team during the 1969 season. A standout in multiple events, Hanley earned All-America status at the 1969 NCAA Championships, breaking his own school record in the 400 hurdles. He ran a time of 50.9 seconds which still stands today. Hanley was a Metropolitan champion in both the 400 meter hurdles and 4x400 meter relay in 1968 and 1969. He was a member of the NCAA qualifying 4x400 relay team in 1968 and ran on the 4x200 relay squad which established a school record that lasted 35 years. A finalist in the 400 hurdles at the 1968 IC4A, Hanley won the event a year later in 1969. Hall of Fame Class of 2007 CHRIS SAGNELLA ‘96 A three-time NCAA first-team All-American in the javelin, Chris Sagnella is the school record-holder in the javelin with a Rutgers-best mark of 244’ 10”. An IC4A, Penn Relays and Big East Champion, Sagnella established a one-time meet record at the Big East Championships in the javelin. He was a two-time Metropolitan Conference Champion and competed at the 1996 United States Olympic Trials, securing an eighth-place finish. Sagnella Chris Sagnella was the number nine ranked javelin thrower in the United States by Track and field News in 1996. That included all college and professional javelin throwers in 1996. Hall of Fame Class of 2005 RON SPEIRS ‘75 A 1975 All-American in the mile, finishing fifth at the NCAA Championships, Speirs helped lead Rutgers to the Metropolitan outdoor team title in 1975, finishing second in the mile and 880-yard runs. Still the owner of the indoor (4:05.9) and outdoor (4:00.8) mile records “On the Banks,” Speirs was an all-IC4A honoree in 1975, finishing as the runner-up (4:00.8) to Eamon Coghlan, the future world record holder. Speirs also Ron Speirs helped lead Rutgers to a Metropolitan cross country title in 1974, and was awarded the Robert Collett Award as team MVP in 1973 and 1974. He was an all IC4A cross country honoree in 1974, and a three-time competitor in the NCAA Cross-Country Championships, finishing 31st in 1973, the highest ever by a Scarlet Knight. While obtaining his Master’s Degree at Rutgers and serving as graduate assistant track and field coach, Ron went on to run 3:56.9 in the mile in 1977, the fastest time ever run by a Rutgers graduate. A finalist at the 1976 British Olympic Trials, Speirs went on to found and serve as president of RU FAST (Friends and Alumni of Scarlet Track), and founded the Lester C. Wallack, Jr. Scholarship for men’s track. Hall of Fame Class of 2002 BALAZS KORANYI ‘97 Koranyi was a track and field standout at Rutgers from from 1993 through 1997. He was a four-time All-American and three-time BIG EAST Champion in the 800 meters, while also winning five Metropolitan Championships. He currently holds the school record in both the indoor (1:47.93) and outdoor (1:46.53) 800m run. Koranyi was a First Team Academic All-American in 1996 and earned the 1997 Leslie Coursen Award Balazs Koranyi as Rutgers’ outstanding senior male athlete. Beyond his collegiate competition, Koranyi competed at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics for his native Hungary, reaching the semifinals of the 800m run each year. He is the national record holder in Hungary as well with a time of 1:45.39.
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Hall of Fame Class of 2000 BORIS PENDERGRASS ‘85 Boris Pendergrass was a standout track and field competitor at Rutgers from1982-85, emerging as the dominant hurdler in the east from 1984-85. Participating in the 55 and 110 hurdles, Pendergrass won the 1984 55m Metropolitan Championship, establishing a meet record that stood for 13 seasons. Pendergrass also captured three IC4A Championships, during the1984 outdoor season and in both the indoor and Boris Pendergrass outdoor seasons in 1985. In addition to qualifying for the NCAA Championships on three occasions, Pendergrass was a national semifinalist in the U.S. Open Champion-ships in 1984 and 1985. He also was a member of the school-record holding hurdle relay team, a team which posted the third fastest time in the world and the fifth-fastest indoor time ever in 1984. Hall of Fame Class of 1998 ELIJAH MILLER ‘67 A 1967 All-American in the high jump, Elijah Miller is the sixth men’s track and field star to be named to the Olympic Sports Hall of Fame. In 1967, Miller finished fourth in the NCAA High Jump Championships, earning his All-America Elijah Miller status. In 1967 and ‘68, he won the indoor and outdoor IC4A Championships in the high jump. He was also the first Rutgers athlete to high jump seven feet. Hall of Fame Class of 1997 Robert Amabile ‘87 Amabile was considered to be one of America’s top javelin throwers in his time at Rutgers. In 1987, he finished fourth at the NCAA Championships, earning AllAmerica status. That effort capped a year in which he was ranked as the top javelin thrower in college. Also in 1987, he won the javelin event at the prestigious IC4A Championships and the Penn Relays Carnival. He was a four-time Metropolitan Champion as well as a threeRobert Amabile time All-East performer. Amabile also won the 1984 Pan American Junior Championships. Amabile, who collected a host of meet championships throughout his career, held the school record in the javelin for nearly a decade. Amabile’s best throws were 246’11” (old javelin) and 238’7” (new javelin). Hall of Fame Class of 1996 Pete Schuder ‘68 Schuder was a two-time team captain in men’s track who was, in 1968, the first Rutgers runner to place at the NCAAs when he finished 7th in the 400 meters. He was a member of the first relay team (4x400) to qualify for the NCAA championships in 1967. Also that year, Schuder was the Metropolitan champion in the 600, and both the indoor and outdoor 440. He went on to defend each of those titles in 1968 when Rutgers won Pete Schuder the team title. The winner of the 1968 Coursen Award, given to the top male graduating senior, Schuder placed second in the IC4A meet in both the 400 meters and 4x400 relay in 1967 and 1968 and was fourth in the 400 in 1968. In both of those seasons, Rutgers finished third as a team at the IC4A meet. A gold medal winner at the 1971 Hapoel Games in Israel in the 400 meters, he was a three-time AAU All-American in the 600-yard run in 1971 and as a member of the silver-medal winning national 4x440 relay team in 1969 and 1970.
MEMBERS OF RUTGERS OLYMPIC SPORTS HALL OF FAME/ALL-TIME GREATS Hall of Fame Class of 1995 Elliot Quow ‘83 Elliot Quow was a three-time All-American and held the American record in the 300-meters. In 1983, he was the NCAA Champion in the 200 meters and the Athlete of the Year by Eastern Track. At the World Championships in 1983, he was a silver medallist. Quow finished fourth at the 1983 TAC Championships and was a double gold medallist at the 1983 Pan Am Games. He was an Olympic Trials qualifier, who was at one time ranked fourth in the Elliot Quow World in 1983. In 1984, he placed fifth in the Olympic Trial. The three-time IC4A Champion holds four Rutgers indoor records (one relay) and three Rutgers outdoor records (one relay). Hall of Fame Class of 1994 EUGENE NORMAN ‘84 Eugene Norman was a four-time All-American in track and field. He was an Olympic Trials qualifier in 1984. His specialties were the 55-meter and 110-meter hurdles. Norman, originally from Syracuse, NY, placed third at the 1984 NCAAs in the 55-meter hurdles and was fourth at the Atlantic Congress national indoor meet that year. A two-time IC4A champion in the 55-meter hurdles, he was twice ranked in the top 10 in the United States. His career Eugene Norman best time of 7.10, ranked sixth in the world at the time, was run at the TAC meet at Madison Square Garden. His personal best in the 110-meter hurdles was 13.62. Still the holder of the Rutgers records in the 55-meters indoors and the 110-meter hurdles outdoor, he won three Metropolitan titles in the 110-meter hurdles. Hall of Fame Class of 1994 MIKE ROCHE ‘75 Mike Roche earned international acclaim in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. A member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team in Montreal, he also earned All-American honors in his specialty in 1975 with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Roche was also the IC4A 3,000 meter steeplechase titlist in meet record time of 8:41.0 in 1975. His personal best time was 8:40.0 (all time best 8:30) The holder of several school marks, Roche was the Mike Roche first Scarlet track and field team member to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Winner of both the most improved and the most valuable performer awards in both cross country and track, he was ranked in the top 10 in the U.S. with third being his highest position. Hall of Fame Class of 1994 TOM ULAN ‘71 Tom Ulan was the first Rutgers track and field athlete to reach international stature. He was a three-time All-American and was a nationally-recognized middle distance runner. He won the Coursen Award in 1971 as Rutgers’ outstanding graduating male athlete. The 1971 NCAA Indoor Championships winner at 400 yards, Ulan was the World University Games titlist in 1970. An IC4A Champion at 600 yards in 1971, he was a 1972 Olympic Tom Ulan Trials finalist in the 400 meters. He is still the Rutgers record-holder in the indoor 600 yards (1:08.5) at the IC4As and the 400 meters outdoors (:45.7) at the World University Games in Turin, Italy. Ulan, who was born in Westhampton, NY, also shared the school mark in the outdoor 4x200 meter relay (1:25.3). He was also the recipient of the McManus Award in 1970.
Bob Amabile ‘87 - Javelin • 1997 Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame inductee • 1987 All-American • Fourth-place 1987 NCAA • 1984 Pan American Junior Champion • 1984 American Junior Champion • 1987 IC4A and Penn Relays Champion • 4x Metropolitan Champion • Best Throws - 246’ 11” (old) 238’ 7” (new) Brian Grimes ‘81 - 400m/800m • Two-Time All-American • Member of 1981 NCAA Champion Two-Mile Relay • Third-place ‘80 Indoor NCAA 600 yds. • Best Time 500m - 1:02.52 • Best Time 800m - 1:48.5 • Best Time 400m - 46.1
Elliott Quow ‘85 -Sprints • ‘95 RU Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee • Three-time All-American • 1983 NCAA Champion • 1983 World Championships Silver • American Record Holder at 300m • Fourth place 1983 TAC Champs • 1983 Pan Am Games Double Gold Medalist • Ranked Fourth in the World ‘83 200m • Fifth place 1984 Olympic Trials • Three-time IC4A Champion • Best Time 55m - 6.26, 100m - 10.30 • Best Time 200m - 20.16, 300m - 33.16 • Best Time 400m - 47.0i, 45.7 Mike Roche ‘75 3000m/ Steeplechase • ‘94 RU Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee • 1976 Olympic Team Member • 1975 All-American • Fifth place 1975 NCAA’s • 1975 IC4A Champion - record holder • Best Time - 8:30.2
John Hanley ‘69 440 Hurdles • 1969 All-American • Sixth-place 1969 NCAA’s • 1969 IC4A Champion • Best Time of 50.94 • 2009 RU Hall of Fame Inductee
Chris Sagnella ‘96 - Javelin • Three-time All-American • IC4A Champion • Big East Champion/Meet Record Holder • Two-time Metropolitan Champion • Eighth Place in 1996 Olympic Trials • Ninth Ranked in United States • 2008 RU Hall of Fame Inductee
Tom Howell ‘75 - High Jump • 1975 All-American • Third place 1975 indoor NCAA’s • 1975 IC4A Champion • Best Jump - 7’2” Balazs Koranyi ‘97 - 800m • Four-time All-American • Three-time Big East Champion • Five-time Metropolitan Champion • Five-time All East Selection • First Team Academic NCAA All-American • School Record Holder • 1997 Donald Leslie Coursen Award Winner (Rutgers Outstanding Senior Male Athlete) • 1996 Atlanta Olympics Semifinalist, 800m (Hungary) • World University Games Semifinalist • Hungarian National Record Holder 800m-1:45.39 • 2000 Sydney Olympics Semifinalist, 800m (Hungary) Elijah Miller ‘68 - High Jump • 1967 All-American • Fourth Place 1967 NCAA’s • Two-time Indoor IC4A Champion ‘67-8 • Two-time Outdoor IC4A Champion 67-8 • First Rutgers Athlete to Jump 7’ •’98 RU Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee
Pete Schuder ‘68 - 400m • 1996 Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee • NCAA All-American • Coursen Award Winner & Team Capt. • Olympic Trials - 400m • World ranked at 600 yds. • IC4A & Met Champion Bill Sieben ‘75 - Distances • Seventh place NCAA 6 mile • Former holder of six school records • Leader of Cross Country team which placed 15th in the NCAAs Chris Scotto Divetta ‘77 - 1000yds • 1977 All-American • Fifth place 1977 NCAA’s • All East several times • Metropolitan Champion Ron Speirs ‘75 - mile • 1975 All-American • Fifth-place 1975 NCAA’s • 1976 British Olympic Trials • Best Time - 3:56.9 Tom Ulan ‘71 - 440 yds/600 yds • ‘94 RU Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee • Three-time All-American • 1971 Indoor NCAA Champion 400 yds • 1970 World University Games Champion • 1971 IC4A Champion • 1972 Olympic Trials Finalist • Best Time 440yds - 45.7-44.9 relay split • Best Time 600yds - 1:08.5
Eugene Norman ‘84 - 55H/110H • ‘94 RU Olympic Hall of Fame Inductee • Four-time All-American • Fourth place 1984 TAC (I) • Two-time IC4A Champion • Ranked Top 10 in USA (Twice) • Best Time 55MH - 7.10 (Sixth in the world at that time) • Best Time of 13.62 (O) • Olympic Trials 1984 Boris Pendergrass ‘85 55H/110H • 2000 Rutgers Olympic Sports Hall of Fame inductee • 1982 American Junior Champion • Three-time IC4A Champion • Best Time - 7.25 & 13.74 • National SemiFinalist • Olympic Trials 1984 • 1982 Jr. Pan Am Games - Fourth Place
James Westman ‘83 - 800, 1000 • 1981 All-American • 1981 NCAA Champion (2-Mile Relay) • 1983 IC4A 1000m Champion - record • Best Time 800m - 1:48.0 (O)/1:49.32 (I) • Best Time 1000m - 2:23.03
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AWARD WINNERS/OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES ROBERT COLLETT AWARD
COLIN MACMANUS MEMORIAL AWARD
Awarded annually to that member of the cross country team who, through leadership, dedication to the sport, and performance on the field, has proven Presented to that member of the track team who, through self-sacrifice, industry, and dedication, has himself to be the team’s most valuable member. shown the most improvement during the season 1972 Bruce Carpenter 1992 Matt Firlings and who has displayed the intense competitive 1973 Ron Speirs Luis Del Villar spirit of Colin MacManus. Donated by William Von 1974 Ron Speirs 1993 Bill Morrow Fabrice. 1975 Jay Vickery 1994 Bill Morrow 1976 Ed Taylor 1995 Bill Grogan 1968 John Novak, William Butchko 1977 Jay Vickery 1996 Bill Grogan 1969 Louis DiLissio 1978 Paul Friedman Eamon Blanchard 1970 Tom Ulan 1979 Walter Woods 1997 Leigh Cadigan 1971 Tom Weaver 1980 Walter Woods 1998 Jim Smoliga 1972 William Hemberger 1980 James Casey Leigh Cadigan 1973 Herbert Steier 1981 James Casey 1999 Chris Tafelski 1974 Carlton Huff 1982 Greg Noll 2000 Seth Holland 1975 Miguel Roche 1983 Pete Glavin 2001 Seth Holland 1976 Roscoe Johnson 1984 Moiz Husain 2002 Brian Stanziano 1977 David Jakubowski 1985 Moiz Husain 2003 Steve Slaby 1978 Walter Kirkland 1986 Harry Smith 2004 Ambar Patel 1979 Kevin Moseley, Brian Grimes 1987 Rick Granquist 2005 Ambar Patel David Lawler 1988 Kevin McOwen 2006 Alex Palmentieri 1980 Rich Lippert 1989 Kevin McOwen 2007 Alex Palmentieri 1981 James McCutcheon 1989 Bob Cassavell 2008 Nick Miehe 1982 Jim Casey 1990 Matt Megary 2009 Taylor Burmeister 1983 Lou Tomlinson 1991 Frank Wiggins 1984 Gerald McEvoy, Kevin Ellis 1985 Egon Brown, Marvin Brown 1986 Geoff Evarts, Chris Abram 1987 Chris Abram 1988 Bob Cassavell Donated by the Kuryla family of Liverpool, NY in 1988 Steve Theobald, Steve Keating memory of their son, Glen, a former member of the 1989 Micky Thomas Rutgers cross country team. Given annually to the 1990 David Singletary most outstanding freshman cross country runner. 1991 Oral Carnegie, Kevin Kikta, Jim O’Leary 1982 Moiz Husain 1996 Wilfredo Rivera 1992 David Wilson, Pete November 1983 Freshman Squad 1997 James Smoliga 1993 Balazs Koranyi, Chuck Mound 1984 Rich Granquist 1998 Mike McGowan John Chacko Andrew Latinsics 1999 Darryl Giard 1994 Mike Bendell, Jermaine Jackson 1985 Pierre Letennier 2000 Joe Pellegrino Scott Reilly 1986 Keith Camacho 2001 Jeremy Klapper 1995 James Robinson, Sean Stallings 1987 David Clayton 2002 Ambar Patel 1996 Clayton Baloche, Brian Gibbs 1988 Scott Anderson 2002 Ryan Lavendar Naum Krstevski 1989 James Beers 2003 Tim Vitez 1997 Steve Geiger, Kevin Barry 1990 David Gerridge 2004 Chris Avallon 1998 Leigh Cadigan 1991 Adam Brief 2005 Brandon Smith 1999 Art Dreher 1992 Luis Del Villar 2006 Simon Gordonov 2000 Marc Wallace 1993 Bill Grogan 2007 Nick Miehe 2001 Terrell Jackson, Ed Keefe Sean Durkin Kevin Cronin Andrew Desormes 1994 Scott McDonnell 2008 Pat Kelly 2002 Brian Stanziano, Marc Wallace 1995 Eamon Blanchard 2009 Taylor Burmeister 2003 Anthony Butler, Mike Redden Greg Ostrowicki, Trevor O’Grady Brian Lee, Marquis Allen 2004 Marcel Coleman, Trevor O’Grady Awarded to a member of the cross country team 2005 Rowan Clarke, Adam Golembeski, who, through determination, faithful practice, and Ambar Patel, Joe Porter self-sacrifice, shows the most improvement during 2006 Paul Applegate, Marcel Coleman, Bill Hulbert the season. 2007 Tim Matlack 1962 Hugh Davies 1986 Donald Romanek 2008 Nii-Amon Robertson, Kyle Grady, 1963 Laurence Badgley 1987 Bill McLaughlin Tim Matlack 1964 John Dzelzkains 1988 Keith Camacho 2009 Jeremy Pennino 1965 Donald Schmidt David DeMonico 1966 Peter Brill Doug Tilton 1967 1989 Scott Anderson Robert Schihdewolf 1990 Matt Megary 1968 1991 Frank Wiggins Bruce Lagenkamp 1992 Jeff Perlman 1969 1993 Bill Morrow H. Michael Sheldon 1994 Mike Donnelly, 1970 Bruce Carpenter Scott Teske 1971 Mark A. Nolan 1995 Bill Grogan 1972 William A. Sieben 1996 Leigh Cadigan, 1973 William Westman Chris Greer 1974 Miguel S. Roche 1997 Steve Geiger 1975 Patrick A. Gubbins 1998 Jim Smoliga 1976 James Hopkins 1999 Chris Tafelski William Fitzpatrick 2000 Seth Hollland 1977 Paul H. Friedman 2001 Brian Stanziano 1978 2002 Mike DeSimone William J. Ruggero 2003 Steve Slaby 1979 Walter Woods 2004 Bill Hulbert 1980 Anthony Uzaiak 2005 Alex Palmentieri 1981 Joseph Keenan 2006 Alex Palmentieri 1982 Joseph Mecca 2007 Simon Gordonov 1983 David Goldsworthy 2008 Nick Miehe 1984 William Burger 2009 Mike Crum 1985 Peter Howe Harry Smith
GLEN KURYLA AWARD
LES WALLACK SR. TROPHY
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Olympic Games 1976 Mike Roche- Montreal Games 3000m Steeplechase 1996 Balazs Koranyi- Atlanta Games 800m Semifinalist 2000 Balazs Koranyi- Sydney Games 800m Semifinalst Olympic Trials 1968 Jacques Lebel (RC’65), Decathlon 1972 Tom Ulan, 400m Finalist 1976 Mike Roche, 3000m Steeplechase - Third Ron Spiers, 1500m (British Trials) 1980 Brian Grimes, 400m 1984 Boris Pendergrass, 110m H quarterfinals Eugene Norman, 110m H quarterfinals Elliott Quow, 200m - Fifth place 1988 Bob Amabile, javelin 1996 Chris Sagnella, javelin - Eighth place World Championships 1983 Elliott Quow, 200m - Silver Medalist 1999 Balazs Koranyi, Indoors - 800m Balazs Koranyi, Outdoors - 800m World Junior Championships 1992 Erik Mueller, high jump Pan American Games 1983 Elliott Quow, 200m, 4x100m Champion Pan American Junior Championships 1982 Boris Pendergrass, 110m H 1984 Bob Amabile, javelin (Champion) 1989 Andy Lemoi, hammer 2003 Ryan Westman, 4x400 relay American Junior Championships (championship performances) 1980 Elliott Quow (200m) 1982 Boris Pendergrass (110m H) 1984 Bob Amabile (javelin) 1989 Andy Lemoi (hammer) 1992 Erik Mueller (high jump) World University Games 1972 Tom Ulan, 400m Champion 1983 Elliott Quow, 200m, 4x100m-second place 1985 Elliott Quow, 200m- second place 1995 Balazs Koranyi, 800m- semifinalist NCAA Champions 1970 Tom Ulan, 440 yds (indoors) 1981 4x800 relay, Brian Grimes, Walt Kirkland, Stan Belin, Jim Westman 1983 Elliot Quow, 200m National Indoor AAU 1970 Sprint Medley Champions- Bob Kerr, Jim Smith, John Herma, Tom Ulan BIG EAST Champions INDOORS 1997 Balazs Koranyi, 800m 4x800 relay - Mike Spellman, John Clark, Balazs Koranyi, Brian Gibbs 1998 4x800 relay- Jeff Cook, Steve Geiger, Mike Spellman, Chris Greer Victor Mallory, high jump 2002 Ed Keefe, pole vault; Sam Segond, shot put 2003- David Klics, 60h hurdles 2004- Anthony Butler, high jump 2005 Lonnie Washington, high jump Trevor O’Grady, heptathlon Rowan Clarke, triple jump 4x400 Relay- Neil Ambrus, Joe Porter Ryan Westman, Rob Waters Sam Segond, 35-lb weight 2006 Trevor O’Grady, heptathlon Joe Porter, 200m 2007 4x400 relay - Marcel Coleman, Rob Waters Jahmone Duhaney, Nii-Amon Robertson Marcel Coleman, 60m 2009 Adam Bergo, high jump Bruce Owens, 200m 2010 Adam Bergo, high jump Aaron Younger, 500m
OUTDOORS 1996 Jermaine Jackson, long jump; Balazs Koranyi - 800m Chris Sagnella - javelin 1997 4x800 relay- John Clark, Brian Gibbs, Chris Greer,Steve Geiger 1998 Victor Mallory, high jump
2000 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009
Victory Mallory, high jump Sam Segond, discus, Marc Wallace, hammer Sam Segond, discus Rob Waters, 100, 200m 4x100 Relay- Rob Waters, Marcel Coleman, David Klics, Joe Porter Trevor O’Grady, decathalon Sam Segond, discus 4x100 Relay- David Klics, Ryan Westman, Rob Waters, Joe Porter 4x400 Relay- Lou Tomlinson, Joe Porters Ryan Westman, Adam Golembeski Marquis Allen, long jump Rowan Clarke, triple jump Sam Segond, shot put, discus Adam Golembeski, decathlon Joe Porter, 200m Nick Crosta, Decathalon Bruce Owens, 200m Jeremy Pennino, javelin
IC4A Champions INDOORS 1967 Elijah Miller, high jump 1968 Elijah Miller, high jump 1971 Tom Ulan, 600 yds. 1975 Tom Howell, high jump 1978 Distance Medley Relay, John Daut, 800m, George Parides, 400m, Jay Vickey (3/4), Bob Amitrani, mile 1983 Eugene Norman, 55m H meet record at time, Jim Westman, 1000m; Elliott Quow, 55m 1985 Boris Pendergrass, 55m H 1990 Steve Keating, pole vault 1997 4x800 Relay John Clark, Mike Spellman, Steve Geiger, Chris Greer 1999 Kevin DiGiorgio, shot put 2003- Ryan Westman, 500m 2005 Ryan Westman, 500m Trevor O’Grady, heptathlon 2006 Rob Waters, 200m 2008 Bruce Owens, 200m Steve Swern, 500m 2009 Steve Swern, 500m OUTDOORS 1967 Elijah Miller, high jump 1968 Elijah Miller, high jump 1969 John Hanley, 400yd Hurdles 1975 Mike Roche, 3,000 Steeplechase 1981 Eugene Norman, 110m H - Meet record 1982 Elliott Quow, 100m 1983 Elliott Quow, 200m 1984 Boris Pendergrass, 110m H 1985 Boris Pendergrass, 110m H 1987 Bob Amabile, javelin 1994 Chris Sagnella, javelin 1996 Chris Sagnella, javelin 2000 Victor Mallory, high jump 2002 Sam Segond, discus 2003 David Klics, 110 hurdles Anthony Butler, high jump Sam Segond, discus 2004 4x100 Relay- Rob Waters, David Klics, Marcel Coleman, Joe Porter 2005 David Klics, 110m H Sam Segond, shot put, discus Marquis Allen, long jump 2006 4x400 relay - Joe Porter, Rob Waters Jahmone Duhaney, Ryan Westman 2009 Bruce Owens, 200m Penn Relays Champions 1987 Bob Amabile, javelin - (Championship) 1988 Steve Keating, pole vault (College Division) 1990 Steve Theobald, decathlon (Championship) 1990 4x100m relay (IC4A Race) Ken Henry, Oral Carnegie, Pat Austin, Dave Singletary 1992 John Wojciechowski, shot put (College) 1994 Chris Sagnella, javelin (Championship) Hurdle Relay (IC4A race) Byron Johnson, Naum Krstevski, Rich Reichenbach, Jermaine Jackson 1996 4x800 (College) - Chris Greer, Brian Gibbs, Mike Spellman, Steve Geiger 1998 Victor Mallory, high jump (College) 2001 Chris Francisco, javelin (College) 4x400 (Mets) - Joe Lewis, Andy Desormes, Harran Williams, Lou Tomlinson 2002 4x400 [Mets] - Joe Lewis, Harran Williams, Lou Tomlinson, Andy Desormes 2004 4x400 (IC4A) - Trevor O’Grady, Rob Waters Ryan Westman, Marcel Coleman 2009 Jeremy Pennino, javelin (College)
INDOOR/OUTDOOR RUTGERS AND FACILITY RECORDS INDOOR 55m - 6.26 FAT Elliott Quow IC4A/Princeton/3/6/83 60m - 6.81 Marcel Coleman BIG EAST Championship 2/18/07 55mH - 7.10 Eugene Norman TAC/MSG - 2/24/84 60mH - 7.86 Kyle Grady New Balance Collegiate Invitational - 2/5/10 200m - 20.95 Rob Waters IC4A - 3/5/06 300 yds. - 30.46 FAT Elliott Quow Penn State - 1/15/83 300m - 33.19 Elliott Quow US record at time N.E. TAC BU - 1/23/83 400m - 47.0 Elliott Quow Syracuse - 1/30/83 500m - 1:01.44 Aaron Younger BIG EAST Championship 2/21/10 600 yds. - 1:08.5 Tom Ulan IC4A/3-71 800m - 1:47.93 Balazs Koranyi Notre Dame/’95 1:48.19 NCAA 3/97 Indianapolis, Indiana 1000 yds. - 2:09.6 Chris Scotto-Divetta Mets/1977 1000m - 2:23.03 Jim Westman IC4A - 3/83 Mile - 4:05.9 Ron Speirs Princeton - 1/18/75 3000m - 8:06.2 Jim Casey Syracuse - 1/25/82 5000m - 14:12.9 Jim Casey Princeton - 1/18/81 Hurdle Relay - 28.4 Boris Pendergrass Darryl Merriman Rich Allen Eugene Norman Princeton Relays ‘84 (5th fastest time ever run) 4x200m - 1:25.05 National Collegiate Record Joe Porter, Bruce Owens Marcel Coleman, Rob Waters Penn St. Relay- 1/12/07
4x400m - 3:10.33 BIG EAST Championship Record Rob Waters Marcel Coleman Nii-Amon Robertson Jahmone Duhaney BIG EAST Championship 2/18/07
800m - 1:51.91 Robert Ayres Seton Hall Metropolitans
200m - 20.16 Elliott Quow TAC/Indianapolis 6-83
4x100 yds. - 40.6 Don Kay, Bob Perna, Rob Kerr, Jim Smith IC4A/5-31-69
1000m - 2:25.6 Sam Garbremarium Georgetown Rutgers Invitational
400m - 45.7 Tom Ulan World Univ. Games Turin, Italy/71
4x880 yds. 7:27.3 Rich Lippert Brian Grimes Jim Westman Walter Kirkland Princeton/1-7-90
Mile - 4:08.1 Jason Stewart Army Rutgers Invitational
800m - 1:46.53 Balazs Koranyi ‘95 NCAA, Eugene, OR.
4x100m - 40.22 Marcel Coleman, Rob Waters, David Klics, Joe Porter IC4A - 5/13-16/04
Distance Medley 9:45.66 Jim Westman Reggie Davis Vin Mutarelli Jim Casey Boston 1982 Long Jump - 25’1 1/2” (7.66m) Marquis Allen Mets/2-2-03 Triple Jump - 50’7” (15.42m) Conrad Ottey Syracuse - 1/30/83 High Jump - 7’ 2 1/2” Adam Bergo BIG EAST Championship 2/21/09 Pole Vault - 17’ 4 1/2” Ed Keefe BIG EAST/3-02 35lb. Weight - 62’ 3” Sam Segond BIG EAST - 2/19/05 Pentathlon - 3,822 points Steve Theobald IC4A/Harvard/3-2-90
3000m - 8:13.15 John Jordan Georgeown Rutgers Invitational 5000m - 14:25.6 Chris Egger St. John’s Metropolitans Pole Vault - 16’8” Ed Keefe Rutgers Rutgers Invitational-1/5/02 Long Jump - 23’ 11 3/4” Pat Austin Rutgers Dual Meet High Jump - 7’ 1/4”(2.14) Anthony Butler Rutgers Invitational Victor Mallory Dual Meet Triple Jump - 51’ David Frazier Manhattan Quad Meet
1500m - 3:44.8 James Casey Princeton/82 Mile - 4:00.8 Ron Speirs IC4A/5-25-75 3000m Steeplechase 8:41.0 Mike Roche IC4A/5-25-75 5000m - 13:57.0 Jim Casey IC4A/Princeton/5-82 10,000m - 29:20.8 Paul Friedman Penn Relays/80 Marathon - 2:25.27 Larry Erickson Jersey Shore-1979 110m H - 13.62 FAT Eugene Norman Dogwood Relays Tenn/84 400m IMH - 50.94 John Hanley AAU, Knoxville, TN ‘69
Shot Put - 57’ 11 3/4” Tom Vandermark Manhattan Metropolitans
High Jump - 7’1 1/2” (2.17m) Anthony Butler Virginia/4-10-04
35 lb. Weight - 62’ 1 3/4” Flynn Georgetown Rutgers Invitational
Long Jump- 25’ 3 1/4” (7.70m) Marquis Allen IC4A - 5/15/05
BUBBLE FACILITY RECORDS
Pentathlon - 3,560 points Greg McAleer St. John’s Metropolitans
Triple Jump - 51’1/4” Conrad Ottey IC4A/Villanova/5-84
55m - 6.44 Errin Hatwood St. John’s Metropolitans
4x400 - 3:12.84 Seton Hall - Mobley, Copeland, Worthen, Lyles Metropolitans
55H - 7.48 Wagner Merseille Fairleigh Dickinson Metropolitans
4x800 - 7:40.68 Seton Hall - Walsh, Fernandes, Ayres, Daniels Metropolitans
200m - 22.01 Errin Hatwood St. John’s Metropolitans
Distance Medley 10:00.19 Iona - Collins, O’Callaghan, Crick, Bourke Metropolitans
Heptathlon - 5,412 points Trevor O’Grady BIG EAST - 2/19/06 Shot Put - 59’ 11 3/4” Sam Segond BIG EAST - 2/19/05
400m - 47.45 Kevin Lyles Seton Hall Metropolitans 500m - 1:02.7 Balazs Koranyi Rutgers Rutgers Invitational
OUTDOOR 100 yds. - 9.5 Robert Kerr May 3, 1969 100m - 10.30 FAT Elliott Quow Pepsi Invitational UCLA 5-83
Pole Vault - 17’ 3/4” Mark Vince Javelin 246’11” (OLD) Bob Amabile Florida Relays 3-84 244’10” (NEW) Chris Sagnella 244’ 10” NJUSA 6/96 Discus - 199’ 8 1/2” Sam Segond Penn Relays - 4/30/05 Shot Put - 61’ 8 1/2” Sam Segond BIG EAST - 5/7/05 Hammer Throw - 194’9” Marc Wallace BIG EAST/5-02 Decathlon - 7212 Trevor O’Grady BIG EAST - 4/30-5/2/04
4x200m - 1:24.13 Joe Porter, Rob Waters, Marcel Coleman, Charles Simmons Penn Relays - 4/27/06 4x400m - 3:07.7 Brian Grimes, Walter Kirkland, Jim Westman, Elliot Quow Jumbo Elliott Classic - Villanova/6-81 4x440 yds - 3:08.60 Tom Ulan, Rob Kerr, Tim Weaver, Jim Smith Wichita, KS/’69 4x800m - 7:19.83 Stan Belin, Vin Mutarelli, Walter Kirkland, Jim Westman Penn Relays/4-25-81 Distance Medley - 9:46.7 Rutgers Relays/4-21/79 Sprint Medley - 3:18.13 Sean Stallings, Byron Johnson, Pete November, Balazs Koranyi Penn Relays/1994 Hurdle Relay - 56.28 Boris Pendergrass, Darryl Merriman, Sinclair Bishop Eugene Norman Penn Relays/4-27-84 FACILITY RECORDS 100m - 10.05 Jonathan Carter, NYA NJUSATF, 6/14/98 200 m - 21.05 Danny Johnson Seton Hall BIG EAST Championships 5/6-8/05 400m - 45.88 Lenval Laird (unattached) NJUSATF, 6/8/97 800m - 1:47.44 Balazs Koranyi Rutgers Metropolitans, 5/13/95 1500m - 3:48.49 Adrian Blincoe Villanova BIG EAST Championship 5/7/01 5000m - 14:11.17 Rod Koborsi Georgetown BIG EAST Championships 5/6-8/05 10,000m - 29:17.61 Ryan Shay Notre Dame BIG EAST Championship 5/7/01
Steeple Chase - 8:48.64 Ian Collings West Virginia BIG EAST Championship 5/6/01 110H - 13.50 Adrian Woodley Syracuse BIG EAST Championship 5/7/00 400H - 51.03 Mike Brown Villanova BIG EAST Championship 5/7/00 High Jump - 7’ 1/2” Mike Pascuzzo Shore AC Rutgers Invite, 5/6/95 Long Jump - 26’ 2 1/4” Santana Moss Miami BIG EAST Championship 5/6/00 Triple Jump - 52’ 11 1/2” Kendrick Morgan Unattached NJUSATF, 6/1/00 Pole Vault - 17’ 3/4” Brian Mondschein Virginia Tech BIG EAST Championships 5/2/04 Shot Put - 61’ 8 1/2” Sam Segond Rutgers BIG EAST Championships 5/6-8/05 Discus - 199’2” Sam Segond Rutgers BIG EAST Championships 5/6-8/05 Hammer - 236’ 8” Pat McGrath (unattached) NJUSATF, 6/14/98 Javelin - 250’ 3” Gerard Langlois Shore AC Rutgers Invite, 5/6/95 Decathlon - 7,509 points Will Thomas Connecticut BIG EAST Championships 5/6-8/05 4x100 - 40.10 Miami BIG EAST Championship 5/7/01 4x400 - 3:09.89 Georgetown BIG EAST Championship 5/2/04 4x800 - 7:31.33 Villanova BIG EAST Championship 5/7/01 Distance Medley Relay 10:10.35 Iona Metropolitans, 5/10/97
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RICHARD L. MCCORMICK PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY Richard L. McCormick is the 19th president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. A scholar of American political history who began his academic career on the Rutgers faculty, he returned as president in 2002 after serving as provost of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and president of the University of Washington. Dr. McCormick’s goal is to advance Rutgers within the top tier of American public research universities. His ambitions for the university include an enriched learning experience for every student; teaching and research focused on global human problems; diversity of students, faculty, staff, and programs; and deeper connections with the people of New Jersey. President McCormick led a major restructuring and reinvigoration of undergraduate education at Rutgers-New Brunswick, the university’s largest campus. The plan, approved in 2006, merged four undergraduate colleges into a School of Arts and Sciences, expanded access to academic programs and learning communities, and established a popular First-Year Seminar program that offers more than 100 courses – each with no more than 20 students – on a wide range of topics taught by top faculty. Other initiatives undertaken during Dr. McCormick’s tenure include: • Establishment of the first-ever universitywide alumni body, the Rutgers University Alumni Association. • The Rutgers Faculty Traveling Seminar, an annual week-long tour of New Jersey for new faculty. • The Rutgers Future Scholars Program, a pilot project to encourage minority and low-income teenagers from the university’s host cities to pursue higher education by offering mentorship and college preparation support, and the promise of free tuition to those admitted to Rutgers. • Rutgers-Camden’s first-ever doctoral-level academic program, a Ph.D. in childhood studies – the first in the nation in this emerging discipline. • Establishment of the School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers-Newark’s first new school in more than three decades. Born in 1947, President McCormick earned a B.A. in American studies from Amherst College in 1969 and a Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 1976. He is married to Joan Barry McCormick, RU ’88. She is a Vice President at the Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick. Dr. McCormick has two children, Betsy and Michael.
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TIM PERNETTI DIRECTOR OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS A lifetime New Jersey native with a strong passion for his alma mater, Tim Pernetti has come full-circle in becoming one of the nation’s youngest leaders in college athletics. A former student-athlete “On the Banks”, Pernetti was named Rutgers’ sixth Director of Intercollegiate of Athletics on February 26, 2009. He will oversee 24 men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams in New Brunswick, a larger number than fielded at most of the university’s peer institutions. The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has 212 employees and an annual budget of approximately $56 million, roughly 3 percent of the university’s total $1.8 billion budget. Pernetti has been influential in the world of college athletics since he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass media from Rutgers in 1993, and a master’s degree in communication in 1995. Prior to returning to Rutgers, Pernetti was the Executive Vice President, Content, for CBS College Sports Network. In that role, he oversaw the rights and relationship business, on-air talent, and all network programming and content on air, online and across all screens for the nation’s first company dedicated to college sports. Pernetti helped to build the CBS College Sports Network, previously CSTV, prior to its launch in 2003, and has played a critical role in establishing it as the multimedia leader in college sports programming, content, news and information. He was a recipient of the prestigious Sports Business Journal Forty under Forty Award, and the Multichannel News 40 under 40 Award both in 2008. Charged with developing relationships, acquiring rights and creating multiplatform original programming for the first ever 24-hour sports college sports network, Pernetti successfully navigated through a complicated web of media rights deals to come up with new ways to serve college sports fans. Pernetti worked closely with the NCAA and hundreds of schools in every major conference, securing over 2,500 hours of event programming each year and multiple NCAA Championships across 35 men’s and women’s sports. Pernetti was in charge of the CBS College Sports Network exclusive long-term agreements with the US Naval Academy, Mountain West Conference, Conference USA, and the Atlantic 10. Further he managed company relationships with more than 30 conferences and thousands of institutions. Pernetti remains most proud of establishing a strong relationship in women’s collegiate sports including the establishment of a women’s basketball game of the week package in 2004 with the Big East Conference. In 2006, Pernetti spearheaded a landmark multi-media partnership with the NCAA to make CBS College Sports Network the home of Division II Sports. The innovative deal effectively increased the scope and reach of NCAA Division II sports with hundreds of games now available nationally via the broadcast network and online. Pernetti’s commitment to providing greater exposure to women’s and under-served sports is evidenced by the network’s unprecedented coverage of lacrosse and volleyball, among others. He has also been at the forefront of the development and creation of the Collegiate Nationals, which crowns
champions in dozens of high endurance sports, and innovative original production including CBS College Sports Network’s groundbreaking NCAA March Madness Central, NCAA March Madness Highlights on CBS College Sports, and the WIRED franchise which gives viewers an inside look at games and events through wireless microphones on coaches during game action. Prior to joining CBS College Sports Network, Pernetti served eight years at ABCTV and ABC Sports most recently as Director of Programming, where he was integral in acquiring, managing and developing several ABC Sports properties including college football, the Bowl Championship Series, and college basketball. For five years, Pernetti handled relationships and negotiated television rights with all of the major collegiate conferences. As a student at Rutgers, Pernetti was a four-year letterwinner at tight end on the Rutgers football squad. He was also the color commentator for Rutgers Football on the Rutgers Football Radio Network and announced weekly NFL games nationally on Sports USA Radio. A resident of Oakland, N.J., Pernetti is married to the former Danielle Bahto. His wife also graduated from Rutgers and was a letterwinner on the women’s lacrosse team. Danielle and Tim are the proud parents of their three children – Max, Conor and Natalie.
2010 RUTGERS TRACK & FIELD A BRIEF HISTORY
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is one of the leading universities in the nation. The university is comprised of 27 degree-granting divisions; 10 undergraduate colleges, 11 graduate schools, and six schools offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Five are located in Camden, eight in Newark, and 13 in New Brunswick and one in Newark and New Brunswick. Rutgers has a unique history as a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a state university. Chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College, the eighth institution of higher learning to be founded in the colonies, the school opened its doors in New Brunswick in 1771 with a handful of first-year students. During its early years, the college developed as a classic liberal arts institution. In 1825, the name of the college was changed to honor a former trustee and Revolutionary War veteran, Colonel Henry Rutgers. Rutgers College became the land-grant college of New Jersey in 1864, resulting in the establishment of the Rutgers Scientific School, featuring departments of agriculture, engineering, and chemistry. Further expansion in the sciences came with the founding of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in 1880, the College of Engineering (now the School of Engineering) in 1914, and the College of Agriculture (now the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences) in 1921. The precursors to several other Rutgers divisions were also established during this period: the College of Pharmacy (now the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy) in 1892, the New Jersey College for Women (now part of the School of Arts and Sciences) in 1918, and the School of Education in 1924. In 1924, Rutgers College officially became Rutgers University, a reflection of the institution’s rapidly expanding number of schools and academic programs. Early in the century, Rutgers had begun offering educational opportunities to women when the New Jersey College for Women (later Douglass College) was founded in 1918, and to adult learners when University College was established in 1934. After World War II, enrollment exploded as Rutgers admitted all qualified candidates under the GI Bill. Rutgers was becoming an institution for all people, and in 1945 and 1956, state legislative acts formally designated Rutgers as The State University of New Jersey. A flurry of expansion ensued. The University of Newark (now Rutgers–Newark) joined Rutgers in 1946, followed by the College of South Jersey (now Rutgers–Camden) in 1950. An ambitious building program added libraries, classrooms, and student housing across the three regional campuses. In 1969, Livingston College opened, providing a coeducational residential experience with a special commitment to diversity. Graduate education in the arts and sciences grew through the establishment of the Graduate School–New Brunswick, the Graduate School–Newark, and the Graduate School–Camden. Professional schools were formed to serve students in the fields of business; communication, information, and library studies; criminal justice; education; fine arts; law; management and labor relations; nursing; planning and public policy; psychology; public affairs and administration; and social work. Meanwhile, as industry and government sought partners in solving problems and advancing knowledge, the concept of the research university emerged. In 1981, Rutgers adopted a blueprint for its transformation into a major public research university. With increased support from state, federal, and corporate partners, Rutgers’ strength in research grew dramatically. In 1989, in recognition of its enhanced stature, Rutgers was invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities, an organization comprising the top 62 research universities in North America. Today, professors and students work in more than 180 specialized research centers, unraveling mysteries in marine sciences, early childhood education, neuroscience, advanced materials, climate change, nutrition, homeland security, transportation, stem cells, and many other areas that can improve life both in New Jersey and around the world. A 2007 major reorganization of undergraduate education in New Brunswick reinvigorated the undergraduate experience for both students and faculty by combining the traditions and strengths of four undergraduate liberal arts colleges—Douglass, Livingston, Rutgers, and University—into a single School of Arts and Sciences. With 27 schools and colleges, Rutgers offers over 100 undergraduate majors and more than 100 graduate and professional degree programs. The university graduates more than 10,000 students each year, and has more than 350,000 living alumni residing in all 50 states and on six continents. Rutgers also sponsors community initiatives in all 21 New Jersey counties. Universitywide, new degree programs, research endeavors, and community outreach are in development to meet the demands of the 21st century. Today, Rutgers continues to grow, both in its facilities and in the variety and depth of its educational and research programs. The university’s goals for the future include the continued provision of the highest quality education, along with the increased support of research and commitment to public service to meet the needs of society.
MAJOR PROGRAMS OF STUDY Accounting African & African-American Studies African-American Studies Africana Studies Agricultural Science Allied Health Technologies American Studies Ancient and Medieval Civilizations Animal Science Anthropology Anthropology, Evolutionary Art/Design/Digital Art (B.F.A.) Art/Visual Arts (B.A.) Art/Visual Arts (B.F.A.) Art History Astrophysics Biochemistry Bioenvironmental Engineering Biological Sciences Biology Biomathematics Biomedical Technology (B.S.) Biotechnology Botany
Business Administration Cell Biology and Neuroscience Central and Eastern European Studies Chemistry Childhood Studies Chinese Classics Clinical Laboratory Sciences Communication Comparative Literature Computer Science Criminal Justice Dance East Asian Languages and Area Studies Ecology and Natural Resources Education Economics Education Engineering Applied Sciences Engineering Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering General Engineering Industrial Engineering Materials Science Engineering Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering English Environmental/Business Economics Environmental Planning and Design Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior Environmental Science European Studies Exercise Science Finance Food Science French General Science Genetics Geography Geological Sciences Geoscience Engineering German History
History/French History/Political Science Hospitality Management Human-Computer Interaction Human Resource Management Independent/Individualized Major Information Systems Information Technology and Informatics Interdisciplinary Major Italian Italian Studies Jewish Studies Journalism and Media Studies Journalism Labor Studies/Employment Relations Landscape Architecture Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies Law Liberal Studies Linguistics Management Management and Global
Business Marine Sciences Marketing Mathematics Mathematics, Applied Medical Technology Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine Medieval Studies Meteorology Microbiology Middle Eastern Studies Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Music Nursing Nutritional Sciences Pharmacy Philosophy Physician Assistant Physics Physics, Applied Planning and Public Policy Plant Science Political Science Portuguese Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies Prebusiness
Predentistry Prelaw Premedicine Preveterinary Medicine Psychology Public Health Public Administration Puerto Rican Studies Religion Russian Science, Technology, and Society Science, General Social Work Sociology Spanish Statistics Statistics/Mathematics Teacher Certification Theater Arts Theater Arts, Television and Media Arts Urban Studies Women’s Studies Women’s and Gender Studies Zoology
2010 RUTGERS TRACK & FIELD RUTGERS AT A GLANCE • Chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College, Rutgers is the eighth oldest college in the nation. • Rutgers was designated the State University of New Jersey by legislative acts in 1945 and 1956. • Rutgers is New Jersey’s largest public research university and is located on three regional campuses in Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick/Piscataway. • Rutgers was named New Jersey’s land-grant university in 1864 and has a special responsibility for serving the needs of the state. • Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a highly selective organization comprised of the 62 leading research universities in North America. • There are 27 degree-granting schools and colleges, offering more than 270 total bachelor’s, masters and doctoral and professional degree programs. • Rutgers is one of New Jersey’s major employers with some 4,700 faculty and 6,400 staff. • For every dollar New Jersey invests in Rutgers, the university channels $5 into the state’s economy. In 2003, the amount of state support was $524 million, while the combined effect of university direct and indirect spending was estimated at $2.8 billion. • With holdings of more than 6.4 million volumes, the Rutgers library system ranks among the nation’s largest. • Rutgers enrolls more than 50,000 students, including over 37,000 undergraduates and 13,000 graduate students. • More than 10,000 students each year earn a degree from Rutgers. • The university has more than 350,000 living alumni; nearly 200,000 alumni reside in New Jersey. TEACHING AND LEARNING • Rutgers faculty include MacArthur “genius” Fellows, National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology recipients, Fulbright Scholars, Guggenheim Fellows, members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and winners of many other prestigious awards and grants. • The graduate philosophy department is ranked second in the English-speaking world by the Philosophical Gourmet Report. • Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick is ranked among the top five schools in the country for technology management according to a Journal of Product Innovation Management study. It is tenth out of 51 for international business according to a Journal of International Business Studies report. BusinessWeek ranks the school’s Executive MBA program fifth in the world in the area of strategy and sixth in the area of finance. • The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is ranked fourth among the nation’s top graduate programs in urban planning according to a survey by Planetizen, a Los Angeles-based planning and development network. RESEARCH • Streptomycin, the first effective cure for tuberculosis, and other potent antibiotics were discovered at Rutgers by Professor Selman Waksman and his students in the 1940s. Waksman received the Nobel Prize for his important contributions to medicine. • The New Brunswick campus is home to the New Jersey Stem Cell Institute, a joint endeavor with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The institute is devoted to finding new and effective approaches to treating seemingly incurable diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and spinal cord injury. • The Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository is a valuable resource for researchers around the world studying the role heredity plays in complex genetic diseases such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, Alzheimer’s, alcoholism, diabetes, and Tourette’s syndrome. • The Protein Data Bank, based at Rutgers, is the international repository of three-dimensional protein structures. With $30 million in federal funding, the data bank provides vital information on more than 35,000 proteins and other macromolecules for scientists working to design more effective treatments for disease. • Rutgers’ Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences ranks among America’s top 15 marine research organizations based on peer competition for National Science Foundation research funding. • The Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, the only pharmacy school in New Jersey, ranks in the top 10 percent among pharmacy schools nationwide in research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health. • Rutgers holds more than 400 patents and, since 1989, has licensed nearly 50 start-up or early-stage companies. • Rutgers is a partner in the Southern African Large Telescope, one of the world’s largest optical telescopes and the southern hemisphere’s newest eye-on-the-sky. • Rutgers University is leading the Northeast Structural Genomics Consortium, a $52.7 million research program to reveal the roles that proteins play in life’s most fundamental processes. SERVICE TO NEW JERSEY • Rutgers’ Center for Government Services trains New Jersey’s municipal employees to better serve their constituents and certifies approximately 17,000 annually. • The Rutgers Business School operates the New Jersey Small Business Development Centers in all 21 counties, serving more than 7,000 clients annually and offering classes to some 15,000 individuals. • In 2005, Continuous Education and Outreach offered over 3,700 course sections to more than 50,000 individuals. Courses are offered in almost every county in New Jersey. • The Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist at Rutgers is the state’s official weather resource. • Each year, Rutgers holds the New Jersey Folk Festival and Ag Field Day on a single Saturday in April, bringing together some 15,000 people to celebrate the state’s diverse populations and agricultural heritage. SERVICE TO THE NATION • Rutgers research on life deep beneath the ocean’s surface is prominently featured in “Volcanoes of the Deep,” an IMAX film shown at museums around the country. • Rutgers’ agricultural research has led to durable turfgrass, juicy tomatoes, disease-resistant dogwoods, and improved varieties of asparagus. Rutgers turfgrass varieties are used at Yankee Stadium, Central Park, and other venues nationwide. • Nationally respected institutes at Rutgers such as the National Transit Institute and the National Institute for Early Education Research are helping to shape United States and state policy in critical areas. • Rutgers is the nation’s primary source for antiterror security training for public transit workers. • Most meals ready to eat (MREs) manufactured for our nation’s troops are produced using Rutgers-developed technology. • The Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center is a pioneer in developing effective methods to help autistic children.
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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF
RUTGERS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS
Kevin MacConnell Deputy Director of Athletics
Richard Costello Deputy Director of Athletics/ Finance and Admin.
Kathleen Hickey Sr. Associate Director of Athletics/SWA
Richard L. McCormick, Ph.D., President Philip Furmanski, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Bruce C. Fehn, B.S., C.P.A., Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Jonathan R. Alger, J.D., Senior Vice President and General Counsel Gregory S. Blimling, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs Raphael J. Caprio, Ph.D., Vice President for Continuous Education and Outreach Steven J. Diner, Ph.D., Chancellor, Newark Leslie A. Fehrenbach, B.S., Secretary of the University Carol P. Herring, B.A., President of the Rutgers University Foundation and Executive Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Jeannine F. LaRue, B.A., Vice President for Public Affairs Kim Manning, M.B.A., Vice President for University Relations Courtney O. McAnuff, M.P.A, Vice President for Enrollment Management Michael J. Pazzani, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Graduate and Professional Education Tim Pernetti, M.C.I.S., Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Wendell E. Pritchett, Ph.D., J.D., Chancellor, Camden Barry V. Qualls, Ph.D., Vice President for Undergraduate Education Donna K. Thornton, M.P.A., Vice President for Alumni Relations Nancy S. Winterbauer, Ed.D., Vice President for University Budgeting
BOARD OF GOVERNORS 2009-10 Douglas Kokoskie Sr. Assoc. Director of Athletics/Operations
Jason Kroll Sr. Associate Director of Athletics/Development and Marketing
Natalie Migliaro Sr. Associate Director of Athletics/Admin.
M. William Howard, Jr., Chair Patricia Nachtigal, Vice Chair Anthony J. DePetris Gerald C. Harvey Ralph Izzo Robert A. Laudicina Richard L. McCormick, ex officio Gene O’Hara John F. Russo, Sr. Patrick M. Ryan Daniel H. Schulman George R. Zoffinger
Martha A. Cotter, Faculty Representative Samuel Rabinowitz, Faculty Representative Eric L. Kaplan, Student Representative OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Bruce C. Fehn, Treasurer Leslie A. Fehrenbach, Secretary Catherine A. Cahill, Assistant Secretary
BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2009-10 John Ternyila Sr. Associate Director of Athletics/Finance
John Wooding Sr. Associate Director of Athletics
Terrence Beachem Associate Director of Athletics/CFO
McK Williams Associate Director of Athletics/Development and Ticket Operations
Dr. Robert Monaco Associate Director of Athletics/Sports Medicine
Jamie Johnson Assistant Director of Athletics/Compliance
Jason Baum Assistant Director of Athletics/Athletic Communications
Kathleen Shank Director of Academic Support Services
Gene Wells Mgr. of Equip. Services LBAC/CAG
Mark P. Hershhorn, Chair Robert L. Stevenson, Vice Chair Dudley H. Rivers, Jr., Vice Chair Sol J. Barer Felix M. Beck, Emeritus Gregory Bender Joan L. Bildner, Emerita Michael A. Bogdonoff Floyd H. Bragg, Emeritus Elena Buchanan Dominick J. Burzichelli Dorothy W. Cantor John Herbert Carman, Emeritus Peter Cartmell, Emeritus Vivian A. Chester Mary J. Chyb Kevin J. Collins, Emeritus Hollis A. Copeland Clinton C. Crocker Steven M. Darien Anthony J. DePetris Margaret T. Derrick Carleton C. Dilatush, Emeritus Michael R. Dressler Robert P. Eichert, Emeritus Dennis Michael Fenton Evelyn S. Field, Emerita Lora L. Fong Jeanne M. Fox, Emerita John R. Futey Albert R. Gamper, Jr. Ronald W. Giaconia, Emeritus Rochelle Gizinski, Emerita Leslie E. Goodman, Emeritus
Joyce Wilson Harley Gerald C. Harvey John A. Hendricks Robert A. Hering Carleton A. Holstrom, Emeritus M. William Howard, Jr. John D. Hugelmeyer Frank Brown Hundley Ralph Izzo Paul B. Jennings, Emeritus Kevin E. Kennedy Walter L. Leib, Emeritus Richard A. Levao, Emeritus Jennifer Lewis-Hall Christine M. Lomiguen Duncan L. MacMillan Iris Martinez-Campbell Richard L. McCormick, ex officio Carol Ann Monroe Robert E. Mortensen Gene O’Hara John A. O’Malley Dean J. Paranicas, Emeritus Barbara A. Pollison-Beck Sidney Rabinowitz Richard J. Rawson George A. Rears Norman Reitman, Emeritus Alvin J. Rockoff, Emeritus Alejandro Roman John F. Russo, Sr. Patrick M. Ryan Louis A. Sapirman Kenneth M. Schmidt
Daniel H. Schulman Marijane Singer, Emerita Susan Stabile Dorothy M. Stanaitis, Emerita Sandy J. Stewart Abram J. Suydam, Jr. Eleanor J. Tansey Arthur L. Taub, Emeritus Heather Taylor Anne M. Thomas, Emerita Michael R. Tuosto, Emeritus Laurel A. Van Leer Lucas J. Visconti John E. Wade Mary Vivian Fu Wells, Emerita Curtis M. Williams II George R. Zoffinger Menahem Spiegel, Faculty Representative Mark C. Vodak, Faculty Representative Shashi K. Dholandas, Student Representative Joshua E. Slavin, Student Representative OFFICERS OF THE BOARD Bruce C. Fehn, Treasurer Leslie A. Fehrenbach, Secretary Catherine A. Cahill, Assistant Secretary