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2011-12 Team Pictures

Front Row: (L-R): Head Coach Guy Murray, Vushuan Landrum, Erik Westbrook, Bob Radlich, Alex Harris, Matt Mahler, Aviram Campbell, Asst. Coach Brad Fairchild. Second Row: Jeffrey Senecal, Chris Smalley, Anthony Donald, Taylor Hennrick, Edwin Gay, Vince Lefler, Ja’Quan Patterson, Graduate Asst. Coach Oliver Walther. Third Row: Steven Ivanics, Sam Felton, Alex Sexton, Eric Lewis, Martin Nelkie, Joe Raffin. Fourth Row: Jeff Sherman, Charles Anthony, Colin Cashner, Victor Mattison, Caleb Cox. Fifth Row: George Holman, Ryan Hofsess, Ylli Alla, Colin Creagh, Shammah Carter.

Front Row: (L-R): Head Coach Guy Murray, Amanda Campbell, Susan Kalkstein, Sequoyia Calhoun, Lindsay Smetzler, Katrina Oberski, Asst. Coach Brad Fairchild. Second Row: Sharonda Vesey, Taylor Ragland, Whitney Rogers, Nikia Duncan, Katie Weishaar, Olivia Smid, Graduate Asst. Coach Oliver Walther. Third Row: Bri Soule, Shannon Marchant, Nicole Meisner, Kayla Zauner, Liz Arroyo, Sarah Martinez. Fourth Row: Jasmine Greene, Rachel Hofsess, Stephanie Cuniberti, Brandee Hart, Allyson Koglin, Stephanie Blanchard. Fifth Row: Lauren Berlin, Sara Taylor, Zeinab Baydoun, Hana Hunt, Torrie Eger.

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Quick Facts SCHOOL INFORMATION Location:.................................................................................................. Detroit, MI Founded:............................................................................................................ 1877 Enrollment:....................................................................................................... 5,600 Nickname:........................................................................................................ Titans Colors:....................................................................................... Red, White and Blue Home Facility:...........................................................................................Titan Field Affiliation:........................................................................................NCAA Division I Conference:.......................................................................................Horizon League President:...........................................................................Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi

The men’s indoor track and field team placed second at the 2010 Indoor Horizon League Championships. These former Titans were standout seniors on that team (L-R): Patrick Liederbach, Earnest Cleary, and Lesley Hanna. TABLE OF CONTENTS Yearbook Information:............................ 3 Head Coach Guy Murray:........................ 4 Assistant Coaches:................................5-6 Titan Field:............................................... 7 Men’s Track and Field Roster:................. 8 Men’s Season Preview:............................ 9 Men’s Profiles:..................................10-48 Season In Review:.................................. 49 Men’s Records:..................................50-59 Women’s Track and Field Roster:......... 60 Women’s Season Preview:..................... 61 Women’s Profiles:.............................62-87 Season In Review:.................................. 88 Women’s Records:.............................89-97 City of Detroit:.................................98-99 YEARBOOK CREDITS The 2011-12 Detroit Titans Men’s and Women’s Yearbook is a production of the UDM Sports Information Office. Editorial assistance provided by the UDM Sports Information office and Guy Murray. Photos by Tim Busch, RunMichigan.com, coach Guy Murray, The Horizon League and UDM Sports Information.

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT INFORMATION Athletic Director:................................................................................... Keri Gaither Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs/SWA:........................Teri Kromrei Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs....................................Jason Horn Assistant AD for Facilities:.....................................................................Jeff Latinen Assistant AD for NCAA Compliance:....................................................Steve Corder Dir. of Marketing & Promotions:.............................................Brandon Longmeier Director of Ticket Operations/Sales:...................................................Greg Haapala Director of Sports Medicine:...................................................................Mike Miller Director of Strength & Conditioning:..................................................... Joe Tofferi Faculty Athletic Representatives:................................Erick Barnes / Tom Stanton Office Phone........................................................................................ 313-993-1700 Fax:...................................................................................................... 313-993-2449 Mailing Address:...................................4001 W. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221 SPORTS INFORMATION Assistant AD for Sports Information:.............................................. Mitch Wigness Senior Asst. SID:................................................................................. P.J. Gradowski Assistant SID (Track & Field Contact):................................................Joel Walrath Email:...............................................................................joel.walrath@udmercy.edu Sports Info. Office Phone:.................................................................. 313-993-1745 Sports Info. Office Fax:....................................................................... 313-993-1765 Website:............................................................................... www.DetroitTitans.com TITAN TRACK & FIELD STAFF Director of Track & Field:................................................ Guy Murray (Detroit ‘89) Years at UDM:........................................................................................ 19th Season Email:............................................................................... guy.murray@udmercy.edu Office Phone:....................................................................................... 313-993-1724 Assistant Coach:.....................................................Brad Fairchild (Ferris State ‘90) Years at UDM:..........................................................................................2nd Season Email:............................................................................brad.fairchild@udmercy.edu Office Phone:....................................................................................... 313-993-1736 Assistant Coach:...........................................Emili Jackson (Central Michigan ‘03) Years at UDM:...........................................................................................5th Season Email:............................................................................ emili.jackson@udmercy.edu Office Phone:....................................................................................... 313-993-0396 Assistant Coach:...........................................................Brian Richotte (Oregon ‘06) Years at UDM:...........................................................................................4th Season Office Phone:....................................................................................... 313-993-1724 Graduate Assistant Coach:................................................................ Oliver Walther

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Director of Track and Field

Guy Murray Head Coach - 19th Season -

Guy Murray enters his 19th season in 2011-12 at the University of Detroit Mercy where he serves as the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country for both the men and women. A Titan fan from his day as a standout runner, Murray has already accounted for nine conference championships in the Titan trophy case. Murray guided the men’s cross country team to a fifth place finish at the Horizon League Championship in the fall of 2010 led by a strong senior class that included Patrick Liederbach, Alex Harris, Ryan Ayala, Kevin Smalley, Kevin Wozniak, and Brian Greenhoe.

Patrick Liederbach was a four time All-League performer under Murray’s direction. He became just the fifth Titan in school history to receive multiple conference honors. Liederbach also finished in the top 100 at the regional four times making him just the third Titan harrier to reach that achievement. The men’s team wrapped up the 2010 campaign with a trip to the NCAA Great Lakes Regional where they placed 22nd overall with a score of 639. The women’s team placed eighth at the 2010 Horizon League Championship. Murray had his young team peak at the perfect time as five UDM runners came up with their 5k PR at the event. Detroit ended the year by taking 32nd place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. A four-year letter winner on the Titan cross country and track teams from 1985-89, Murray graduated Magna Cum Laude from Detroit with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in May of 1989. At Detroit, he won the Dominick Taddonio Cross Country MVP award in 1988 and the University of Detroit’s President’s Award, the athletic department’s highest honor, for the top senior student-athlete in 1989. He was named to the AllMidwestern Collegiate Conference (MCC) Cross Country Team in 1986 and the All-MCC Track and Field Team in 1989. He was an Olympic Trial Qualifier in the marathon in 1999 after he finished 19th at the Grandma’s Marathon with a personal best time of 2:21:18. At the Olympic Trials in 2000, Murray placed 57th, with a mark of 2:35:16. Following graduation he joined the coaching staff of Earl Clark Jr. and Kevin Donner as an assistant before being elevated to his current title in 1993. For the next two years, he was the head coach for the men’s and women’s track and field program and the women’s cross country team, while overseeing the men’s unit until Detroit Hall-of-Fame coach Earl Clark stepped down in 1995. As an assistant coach, he was responsible for

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Guy Murray coaching five MCC individual track and field event champions as well as two MCC track and field Most Outstanding Performers, all while completing his master’s degree in sports administration at nearby Wayne State University. As a head coach, his teams have accrued many honors and championships, The men’s and women’s teams swept the 1996 indoor MCC titles. The women’s squad also won back-to-back indoor crowns in 1998 and ‘99, and took home the outdoor titles in 1999 and 2000. The men’s team took home a share of the indoor title in 2000, with the women bringing home another indoor crown in 2002 and the men’s success in 2003 winning the outdoor title. In 2005, the Titan women were Horizon League runners-ups and the men were most recently Indoor Horizon League runner-ups in 2011.

Guy Murray’s success over the years has been recognized by his peers. He has been selected as the Horizon League Coach of the Year 10 times.

Teams that have been coached by Murray also excel in the classroom as the men’s squad was honored in 2004 by the USTFCCCA as it brought home the highest combined grade point average in the country. The trend continues as the men were honored for the 10th straight year in 2012, as one of the nation’s All-Academic Teams, with a team GPA of 3.42. The women’s team was also recognized as an All-Academic Team for the fourth year in a row, after recording a 3.52 GPA.

Individually, eight different Titans have been selected Academic All-America by the USTFCCCA: Kim Hemstreet (2002), Kim Jess (1995), Andrea Karpala (2003, 2004, 2005), Ryan Byrne (2005, 2008), Krista Switzer (2006), Sinisa Simic (2007) and Amanda Smith (2008). Two Murray-coached athletes have qualified for the NCAA National Championships in Hemstreet (2002, cross country) and Paul Caraballo (1997, Track and Field). Caraballo was named an NCAA All-American in 1997 after he placed seventh in the high jump. In all, four athletes have provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship. Since its inception in 2003, the Titans have had a qualifier for the outdoor regional championship each year. In addition to his team’s successes, Murray has been named league Coach of the Year for women’s outdoor track twice (1999, 2000), men’s outdoor once (2003) and seven times for his indoor success (women’s in 1994, ‘96, ‘98, ‘99 and 2002 and men’s in ‘96 and 2000). Murray and his wife Patricia live in Redford with their ten-year-old daughter Kaitlin Renee and fouryear old son Colin.

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Assistant Coaches

Brad Fairchild

Emili Jackson

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

- 2nd Season -

- 5th Season -

Brad Fairchild enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Detroit Titan men’s and women’s track and field programs. Fairchild serves as a recruiting coordinator. At practice he specializes in working with the sprint, hurdle and jump units.

Emili Jackson returns for her fifth season as an assistant coach for the track and field program. At UDM, Jackson works primarily with the women’s distance runners.

A veteran coach in the state of Michigan, Fairchild spent nine years as the head coach for the men’s track and field program at nearby Eastern Michigan (2001-10), where he led the Eagles to 10 Mid-American Conference (seven indoor and three outdoor) and five Central College championships.

Jackson is also experienced in coaching cross country. In her four years with the cross country program, she has helped tremendously, as the Titans’ capped off the 2008 season with five runners in the Great Lakes Regional for the first full scoring squad (32nd) since 2004. In 2009, UDM placed 29th with 882 points at the GLR.

During his tenure, 88 athletes and relay teams won MAC titles (46 indoors, 42 outdoors) along with two NCAA champions in Boaz Cheboiywo (2002, 10,000 meters) and Jordan Desilets (2004, steeplechase). He mentored four All-Americans in Cheboiywo, Desilets, Corey Nowitzke and Gavin Thomson. Fairchild also saw over 30 Eagles earn All-League honors with 12 student-athletes named as the MAC Most Valuable Performer, while another seven Eagles were selected as the Most Outstanding Track Performance. Fairchild has earned a plethora of coaching honors throughout his career, including the MAC Coach of the Year in indoor track seven times (2001, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ’06, ’07 and ‘08), while taking home the honor three times during the outdoor campaign (2001, ’01, ’07). He was also named the Central Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year in indoor track five times (2001, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, and ‘06), as well as CCC Outdoor Coach of the Year twice (2001 and 2002) A native of Alma, MI, Fairchild was an All-State performer in track at St. Louis High School. He went on to earn four letters in track and field at Ferris State, where he was a conference champion and NCAA Division II All-American in the 400-meter hurdles. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management in 1990.

She began her coaching career in strength and conditioning at Wayne State in 2004. She then added two years (2005-07) of track and field/cross country coaching experience at Salesian High School in Richmond, CA. There, she coached two state meet qualifiers, including one state champion. In July of 2007, she was certified as a USA Track & Field Level Two coach. She continues to run in her off time recently helping a team comprised mostly off UDM Alumni, staff and current Titans take ninth at the Great Lakes Relay in the summer of 2009. Jackson graduated from Central Michigan in 2003 after running both cross country and track for the Chippewas. She currently resides with her husband, Matthew, in Royal Oak.

After college, he remained at Ferris State for two years as assistant coach before moving onto a graduate assistant position for the women’s track team at Central Michigan in 1992. In 1993, he joined the EMU coaching staff under legendary coach Bob Parks until assuming the head coaching position in 2001. The 43-year old Fairchild has been married to his wife Sue for 15 years and the couple has two daughters, Madison (13) and Emma (8) and one son, Ben (6).

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Assistant Coaches

Brian Richotte Assistant Coach - 4th Season -

Brian Richotte enters his fourth year as an assistant coach with the UDM men’s and women’s track and field teams. Richotte will work primarily with the Titan throwers. Richotte guided sophomore Eric Lewis to the USA Junior Championships in the hammer throw during the 2011 season. Lewis qualified for the event as a freshman by competing in the Windsor Open. The qualifying mark was 180-5.5, and Lewis surpassed it with a throw of 184-7. Once at the Junior Championships, Lewis opened the event with his best throw of the day placing him 12th out of 20 competitors (178-9, 54.48m).

Richotte also had the chance to compete in the hammer throw at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships after setting a USA qualifying standard mark on June 8 at the Last Chance Throwers Gala, hosted by Indiana Wesleyan. Richotte took first place overall with a throw of 228-2 (69.56m). He was unable to place at the Outdoor Championships as each attempt ended as a foul. His qualifying mark would have landed him in 10th place overall. He mentored Titan standout Brittany Horne a year ago helping her etch her name into the All-Time Titan Top 10 list. Horne stands as the leader in the hammer throw (201-1), ranks third in the weight throw (56-10.75) and the discus (1446), and finally a fourth place ranking in the shot put (44-7). Richotte attended Radford University from 2003-06 earning All-American accolades in the hammer in 2005 and weight in 2006 under the guidance of former Titan throws coach Scott Corrado. He claimed four Big South titles with two in the hammer and weight as well as setting the school and conference records in both events. He was also named to the Big South Presidents Honor Roll, Dean’s List, and the National Honors Society, graduating with a degree in sociology. After graduating from Radford, he attended the University of Oregon, where he set the school record in the weight throw with a mark of 68-5.25 (20.86m). He won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in the weight finishing 11th at the NCAA meet and was the Pac-10 hammer champion at 223-0 (67.98m), while finishing 13th at the NCAA meet. He left the school ranked fifth on the all-time records list and was named to the NCAA All-Academic team in 2007. He also earned his masters in Educational Leadership. After his collegiate career ended, Richotte compete for TeamXO, a club team in Oregon, where he topped his personal record in the hammer to 226-2 (68.94m) qualifying for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. He went on to finish 16th overall at the meet with a throw of 219-8 (66.96m).

Oliver Walther Graduate Assistant Coach - 1st Season Walther begins his first year in 2011-12 with the Detroit track and field team as a graduate assistant coach. In 201011, he was an assistant coach with the Northville High School team helping with sprints and jumps. He is a two-time German junior champion in the triple jump and also added multiple top-three finishes in the long jump and triple jump at national competitions.

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A native of Erfurt, Germany, he came to the United States in 2007 to attend Eastern Michigan and be part of the track and field team. While at Eastern, he captured the MAC long jump title in 2009 becoming just the second athlete in school history to achieve that mark. In that 2009 season, he took home first-team All-MAC honors for the first time in his career and was also named to the indoor Academic All-MAC squad. During his time at Eastern he also garnered multiple academic honors capturing Academic All-American third team honors and Academic All-District IV by CoSIDA recognition. He was on four Academic All-MAC teams and was also named All-Academic by the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association. In 2008, he won Eastern’s “Student Athlete of the Year” award. While at EMU, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in International Business. Prior to the start of the 2011 school year, Walther enrolled in UDM’s master’s degree program in business turnaround management and is also working towards a forensic accounting certificate.

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Titan Field The UDM athletic department proudly unveiled its on-campus track facility in October of 2007. The facility is on the site of the old natural-grass Titan Field, and includes an A-Turf field, along with a six-lane polyurethane track and areas for the steeplechase and field events. The first track and field event was on April 17, 2008, when the Detroit Titans hosted Oakland University in the 3rd Annual UDM-OU Duals. The Titans and Golden Grizzlies will meet for the seventh time this spring as the dual vs. Oakland is scheduled for April 7. 2012 marks the fifth time that the event will be held at Titan Field. The meet gives the fans a chance to participate in the action. Alumni and students from UDM and OU haved raced in the mile, and have also competed for the “Fastest Man on Campus Competition” by running the 100-meters. Kids can also get in on the action with games going on in the mid-field area as well as in a race against Tommy Titan and the Grizzly. The annual dual is not the only highlight that the track has seen in its young existence. On April 3, 2009, fans in the Metro Detroit area witnessed an Olympian run in a race as 2008 Canadian team member Nate Brannen competed in the Elite Mile, presented by RunMichigan.com, during Detroit’s Track & Field Classic. Titan Field completed the first phase in the transformation of an elite facility. Phase 2 of the project, when completed in the future, will include stadium seating for 2,500-3,000 fans, concession stands, restrooms, a press box, new scoreboard, lights and a building with space for offices, locker rooms and storage. “The construction of our new synthetic field and track is another big step forward for the Titan Athletics Program,” UDM Athletic Director Keri Gaither said. “I am excited that our student-athletes and coaches, who work so hard day in and day out, will have the on-campus facilities they need to train and compete. The University’s substantial commitment for the new facilities is a critical component of our sport expansion plans.”

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Team Schedules

2011-12 Detroit Titan Track & Field Indoor Schedule Date Dec. 2 Jan. 13 Jan. 21 Jan. 28 Feb. 3-4 Feb. 10-11 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 25-26 March 2-3 March 9-10

Event Blue and Gold Invite Central Michigan Invite Simmons-Harvey Invite IPFW Quad YSU National Invite GVSU Big Meet Windsor Team Challenge Silverston Invite Horizon League Championships Alex Wilson Invite NCAA Championships

Host Notre Dame Central Michigan Michigan IPFW Youngstown State Grand Valley State Windsor Michigan Youngstown State Notre Dame Boise State

Location South Bend, Ind. Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Ann Arbor, Mich. Fort Wayne, Ind. Youngstown, Ohio Allendale, Mich. Windsor, Ont. Ann Arbor, Mich. Youngstown, Ohio South Bend, Ind. Nampa, Idaho

Time 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. All Day All Day 4:00 p.m. All Day 9:00 a.m. All Day 5:00 p.m. All Day

2011-12 Detroit Titan Track & Field Outdoor Schedule Date March 30-31 March 31 April 7 April 34-15 April 14 April 20-21 April 26-28 April 27-28 April 28 May 4-6 May 24-26 June 6-9

Event Host Big Blue Classic Eastern Illinois Toledo Collegiate Challenge Toldeo Dual vs. Oakland Detroit Bison Outdoor Classic Bucknell Don Kleinow Memorial Invite Sienna Heights Al Owens Classic at Grand Valley Grand Valley Drake Relays Drake Hillsdale Relays Hillsdale Lyle Bennett Open Central Michigan Horizon League Championships Milwaukee NCAA Championships (Preliminary Round) NCAA Division I Championships

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Location Charleston, Ill. Toldeo, Ohio Detroit, Mich. Lewisburg, Penn. Adrian, Mich. Allendale, Mich. Des Moines, Iowa Hillsdale, Mich. Mt. Pleasant, Mich. Wauwatosa, Wisc. Jacksonville, Fla. Des Moines, Iowa

Time All Day All Day 3:00 p.m. All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day

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Men’s Season Preview The Titans put together a successful season a year ago with a second place finish at the Indoor Horizon League Championships and a fourth place finish at the outdoor meet. Head Coach Guy Murray believes that his team can stay near the top of the Horizon League, even though he lost a talented senior class. “There is no doubt that we lost several talented athletes from last year,” Murray explained. “We built this team in a way that we may take a couple steps back in some events, yet we can move forward in other areas. Overall I believe that we are still a talented team that can challenge for the second or third spot in the Horizon League. We have quality depth in many different places.”

Detroit has multiple runners with the ability to step up into larger roles. Edwin Gay and Martin Nelkie are two Titans who continue to improve each year. “Martin had a real strong finish to the outdoor season last year, and we think Edwin will strive in the steeplechase event with a year of experience under his belt,” Murray added. Freshmen Colin Creagh and Ylli Alla performed well throughout the cross country year. “These young guys should get better each week,” Murray stated. The veteran of the group will be senior Alex Harris. “It’s good to have Alex back,” Murray said. “He has performed well at the league meet in the past, so hopefully we can squeeze some more points out of him in this area.”

SPRINTS The Titans are not as deep in this area as they were a year ago, but Coach Murray is still confident in this group as Vushaun Landrum returns for his senior season. Landrum was outstanding last year as he won the 60-meter dash during the indoor season and the 100-meter dash outdoors becoming the undisputed fastest man in the Horizon League. “Having someone as talented as Vushaun returning to the team is great,” Murray said. “Obviously losing Lesley Hanna and Earnest Cleary is big, so we will look for Charles Anthony to step up and have a big sophomore year for us after he made the 100-meter finals as a freshman.” Joe Raffin, Joe LaRocca, and newcomer Victor Mattison will also impact this group. “Raffin had a big indoor season a year ago, and I believe he is ready to compete at the top level of the 400-meter group,” Murray said. “It will be great if he can eventually replace Hanna to get us some points in this area.”

JUMPS The jumps group is a little thin for Detroit this season, but junior Ja’Quan Patterson is still very capable of scoring points at the league meets. “Ja’Quan showed that he is ready to compete at a high level,” Murray said. “Jumps at the HL meet got pretty competitive last year so it will be a challenge, but we feel that Ja’Quan is ready to perform well in the long and triple jump.” The high jump will feature freshman Justin Peguese, and the return of Jeffrey Senecal.

HURDLES Aviram Campbell, Vince Lefler, and Steven Ivanics will highlight this group for Detroit. Campbell was a large contributor to the team a year ago claiming runner-up spots during both the indoor and outdoor season. “Each of those performances by Aviram proved to be big for us,” Murray explained. “The indoor runnerup finish was a key turning point for the team in allowing us to finish second overall. Overall, I believe that the hurdle events in the Horizon League are much improved. We have a veteran group in this area and we should be able to get some points.” The Titans currently have four hurdlers on the Titan Top 10 List, and Murray believes that newcomer Shammah Carter is the type of guy who can come in compete, possibly pushing the group to become even better. MID-DISTANCE There is not much depth to the middle distance group this year, but Murray thinks the team will be ok in this area with Matt Mahler, Chris Smalley, and Bob Radlich leading the way. “Although this group is small, we have some solid athletes here,” Murray said. “Mahler had a great outdoor meet last year scoring in the 800m and 1500-meter run. Radlich was very close to breaking four last year in the 1500m, and Chris has been right there as well.” Rounding out the middle distance group will be rookies George Holman and Ryan Hofsess. DISTANCE The loss of Patrick Liederbach will be felt in this area, yet

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MULTI The Titans have two talented athletes that participate in the combined events. Taylor Hennrick and Anthony Donald will look to impact the team from this area. “Taylor Hennrick breaking 6000 points in the decathlon as a sophomore is a pretty great achievement,” Murray said. “Milwaukee tends to dominate the event, but Taylor will keep them honest this year. We look forward to him improving.” THROWS Two sophomores and a walk-on freshman make up the throws unit for Detroit. Eric Lewis placed 12th in the hammer throw at the 2011 USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships last year. “Eric had a great freshman year,” Murray said. “Getting used to the implements will allow him to score well this year.” Murray believes that Jeff Sherman can improve this season as he learned a lot during his freshman year, and that walk-on Colin Cashner will also be in the mix. RELAYS “We should be able to piece together a pretty good indoor distance medley relay team,” Murray added. “We don’t have a lot of depth in the middle distance area, but there are quality athletes in the mix. The 4x400 will be interesting because we lost Hanna, but we should be able to compete. We will also have some open spots on the 4x100 team this year.” OVERALL “I am looking forward to the year ahead,” Murray said. “It took a few years to get the men’s team to this point. I realize that we lost some talent, but I don’t think we will drop too far at the league meet. The goal will be to maintain, but there is no doubt that placing second will be a challenge. We were able to capitalize on some breaks last year, which is what you have to do but there is no guarantee that the breaks will develop again this time around. I think we have a team that if the opportunities arrive we can cash in on them, that’s why I’m looking forward to the season.”

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Men’s Team Roster Name Year Ylli Alla Fr. Charles Anthony So. Aviram Campbell** Sr. Shammah Carter Fr. Colin Creagh Fr. Anthony Donald* Jr. Sam Felton So. Edwin Gay* Jr. Alex Harris Sr. Taylor Hennrick* Jr. Derek Hoerman** Sr. Ryan Hofsess Fr. George Holman Fr. Steven Ivanics So. Vushaun Landrum** Sr. Joe LaRocca** Sr. Vince Lefler* Jr. Eric Lewis So. Matt Mahler*** Sr. Victor Mattison Fr. Martin Nelkie So. Ja’Quan Patterson* Jr. Justin Peguese Fr. Bob Radlich* Sr. Joe Raffin* Jr. Jeff Senecal Jr. Alex Sexton So. Jeff Sherman So. Chris Smalley* Jr. Erik Westbrook** Sr. * - Denotes Letters Earned

Hometown/High School Madison Heights, Mich./Lamphere Northville, Mich./Farmington Yale, Mich./Yale Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington Chesterfield Township, Mich./L’Anse Creuse North Waterville, Ohio/Anthony Wayne St. Joseph, Mich./St. Joseph Grosse Pointe, Mich./GP South Huntington Woods, Mich. / Shrine Traverse City, Mich./St. Francis Canton, Mich./Canton Milford, Mich./Milford West Alexandria, Ohio/Twin Valley South Dearborn, Mich./Divine Child Windsor, Ont./Sandwich Secondary Eastpointe, Mich./De LaSalle Collegiate Midland, Mich./Midland Eastpointe, Mich./Fraser Thorold, Ont./Denis Morris Catholic Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South West Branch, Mich./Ogemaw Heights Ypsilanti, Mich./Ypsilanti Southfield, Mich./Berkley Cheektowaga, N.Y./Cleveland Hill Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton North Baltimore, Ohio/North Baltimore Bath, Mich./Bath New Hudson, Mich./Catholic Central Gladwin, Mich./Gladwin Fremont, Mich./Fremont

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Events Distance Sprints Hurdles Hurdles Distance Hurdles Distance Distance Distance Hurdles Distance Distance Distance Hurdles Sprints Sprints Hurdles Throws Mid-Distance Sprints Distance Jumps/Sprints Jumps Mid.-Distance Sprints Jumps Hurdles Throws Mid-Distance Distance

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Aviram

CAMPBELL Senior / Hurdles / Yale, Mich. Horizon League Runner-Up: 2011 Outdoor - 110H 2011 Outdoor: Horizon League runner-up in 110H with his PR of 14.67 just .01 from UDM record and also took 5th in 400H with PR of 54.32 (#6 Titan) after becoming 7th Titan to break 55 in 400H with his 54.71 preliminaries… First broke 15 in 110H at Hillsdale running 14.88 for 3rd… Ran 14.69 and 14.68 in preliminaries and finals at Windsor in final attempts to get UDM 110H record. 2011 Indoor: Won team Student/athlete Award… Was the 8th qualifier to Horizon League 60H final and took runnerup honors with big PR of 8.33 (#4 Titan), was a great start to day 2 of the championship and helped propel team to runner-up finish… Returned to competition repeating his 60H at Notre Dame’s Blue & Gold Invite running 8.46 2010 Outdoor: Did not compete. 2010 Indoor: Great start to season cut short by injury... Opened season with a win in the 60mH at Notre Dame (8.47)... Lowered to 8.42 (PR) for fourth at the Eastern Michigan Open. 2009 Outdoor: Fourth place in the Horion League championships’ 110-meter hurdles running 15.43 and finalist in 400mH taking seventh in his PR of 56.48…Won three events in the Oakland Dual taking the 110mH in PR of 15.19, 400mH in then PR of 57.97 and triple jump at 40’2”… Won triple jump at Detroit Track & Field Classic equaling his PR of 40’9”. 2009 Indoor: Made debut taking 2nd in 60mH at ND running 8.75…Won 60mH with PR of 8.56 at Don Wright Team Challenge…Made triple jump debut taking third at Eastern Michigan at 39’2”…Scored sixth at HL championship in 60mH, running 8.60 and leaped PR in triple jump for 11th at 40’9”. High School: Took fifth in the Division 2 110mH as a senior. Personal: Son of Vivian and Perry Campbell... Majoring in social work with a GPA of 3.29.

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Career Marks: 60mH - 8.33 - #4 Titan 110mH - 14.67 - #2 Titan 400mH - 54.32- #6 Titan - 3 Varsity Letters -

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Alex

HARRIS Senior / Distance / Huntington Woods, Mich. 2011 Outdoor: Finished in Horizon League top 10 taking 7th in 10,000m running 31:41.37 and then 10th in 5000m 15:27.10… Ran #4 Titan 10,000m of 31:34.51 at Cal State-LA Twilight… Outdoor 5000m best of 14:58.26 at Colonial Relays and picked up a leg of 7th place 4x1500m relay (16:17.62) 2011 Indoor: Ran most of Horizon League 5000m in 6th but was caught on homestretch and finished 7th with first sub-15 of 14:46.84 and 7th Titan to break 15, then finished 14th in 3000m running 8:58.05… 3000m PR of 8:40.47 (#5 Titan) at GaREAT Open and just missed it running 8:40.60 at GVSU Big Meet... Ran anchor 4:22.6 on GaREAT Open 3rd place DMR 10:09.91 (#9 Titan). 2010 Cross Country: Opened with Cass-Benton PR of 21:04 (#6 Titan) for 11th in Running Fit-Detroit Titan Invite... Ran a 26:29 best at National Catholics... 26:07 season-best (8k) for 22nd at Horizon League meet... Placed 125th at NCAA Great Lakes Regional with XC 10k best of 32:58. 2010 Outdoor: Won team Student/Athlete award... Made 10,000m track debut (32:04.32) at Bucknell... Finished ninth in Horizon League meet 10,000m (32:19.95) and 16th in 5000m (15:43.49)... 5000m PR (15:19.73) at Cincinnati. 2010 Indoor: Opened with 5000m PR of 15:28.20 at Notre Dame... Lowered PR of 15:07.10 at GVSU Big Meet… 3000m PR of 8:44.06 at GVSU Open… Horizon League finishes 10th in 5000m (15:37.43) and 16th in 3000m (9:02.99). 2009 Cross Country: Recovered from slow start caused by nagging injury to finish at his best…Season 8k best of 26:14 at BGSU…Best HL finish of 22nd at Kensington…33:05 10k at the Great Lakes Regional at Indiana for 81st place, just the 11th Titan to finish in the top 100. 2008 Outdoor: Redshirt due to injury after running 15:46.43 in the 5000m at Raleigh Relays. 2008 Indoor: Returned to action after injury with back to back 3000 PR’s of 8:56.46 and 8:54.16 at Western Ontario and EMU, respectively…5000m PR of 15:31.36 at Akron…Ran anchor of third place Horizon League distance medley and then ran 8:47.33 3000m PR for 13th. 2008 Cross Country: Back to back 8k PR’s running 26:43 at National Catholics and then 25:40 at Louisville…44th at Horizon League. 2007 Outdoor: Returned to action after missing indoor season with a 9:06.2 fourth place finish in the 3000m at the Meet Cancelled Classic…15:41.40 5000m PR at Cincinnati…1500m PR of 4:14.24 at Bucknell. 2007 Indoor: Redshirt. 2007 Cross Country: Top Titan in his collegiate debut taking fourth at the Golden Grizzly Open running 21:00 for 4 miles…8k PR of 26:40 at National Catholics…30th place at Horizon League. High School: Placed second in cross country in Michigan D-4…Also finished fourth in 2005 and was a 2004 qualifier… In track, a Division 4 Champion in 1600m and 3200m as a senior and sixth in 3200m as a junior. Personal: Son of Todd and Anita Harris…His father was a 1986 All-MCC selection and was a teammate of coach Murray on a Titan squad that was MCC runner-up… Currently student-teaching at Ferndale High School... Has a GPA of 3.45.

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2012 Detroit Titan Track and Field Yearbook


Career Marks: 3000m - 8:40.47i - #5 Titan 5000m - 14:56.84i - #6 Titan 10,000 - 31:34.51 - #4 Titan XC 8k - 25:40 - 4 Varsity Letters www.DetroitTitans.com

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Derek

HOERMAN Senior / Distance / Canton, Mich. 2011: Did not compete- co-op semester. 2010 Cross Country: Earned second varsity letter in injury hampered season... Ran a PR (22:46) for 41st at Running Fit-Detroit Titan Invite... Ran a season-best 28:33 (8k) staking 81st at the Horizon Leagues meet. 2010 Outdoor: Made 10,000m debut (33:55.58) taking 17th at Horizon Leagues... Came back with 16:38.2 in 5000m... Ran a season-best 16:36.24 in the 5000m at Eastern Michigan. 2010 Indoor: Competed just once running his 5000m PR at Notre Dame of 15:58.20. 2009 Cross Country: Made steady progress recovering from injury to earn varsity letter…27:19 8k best at BGSU… Finished as team #8 at HL’s finishing 61st running 28:57 at Kensington...Ran as #6 at Great Lakes Regional taking 179th establishing 10k best of 35:54. 2009 Outdoor: Redshirt 2009 Indoor: Ran two races in injury shortened season… 9:23.98 3000m PR at EMU quad meet. 2008 Cross Country: Redshirt… Established 8k best of 30:10 running unattached at Michigan Intercollegiate at Kensington. High School: A Michigan Division 1 cross country qualifier in 2007. Personal: Son of Cindy and Stewart Hoerman…An engineering major with a GPA of 3.16.

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2012 Detroit Titan Track and Field Yearbook


Career Marks: 3000m - 9:23.98 5000m - 15:58.20 10,000m - 33:55.58 - #14 Titan XC 8k - 27:19 - 2 Varsity Letters -

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Vushaun

LANDRUM Senior / Sprints / Windsor, Ont. Horizon League Champion: 2011 Indoor 60m; 2011 Outdoor 100m Horizon League Runner-Up: 2011 Outdoor - 4x100m Relay; 2010 Indoor - 60m; 2010 Outdoor - 4x100m Relay 2011 Outdoor: Horizon League’s fastest man winning 100m in UDM record of 10.63... Member of HL runner-up 4x100m also in UDM record of 41.45 and scored 6th in long jump (21’ 4.75”) and finished 9th in 200m (22.24)… A busy weekend helping team to top 10 finish at Colonial Relays… Won the 4x200m (1:27.28 UDM Record) immediately after taking 5th in 100m (11.21) in final that included two teammates… 7th in 200m (22.32) and 6th in 4x100m (42.49) to round out meet… Defeated Willie Gault in Mt. SAC 100m running 11.00(31st) and season best 200m of 22.08 (34th) 2010 Indoor: Won team Student/Athlete Award… Registered a big win in Horizon League 60m in PR of 6.85 (#2 Titan) and finished 4th in 200m with indoor PR of 21.91 (#2 Titan indoor) to help team to runner-up finish... 3rd at GaREAT Open in 60m at 6.96. 2010 Outdoor: Shared team Most Valuable honors with Lesley Hanna... Opened season with a pair of fourth place finishes at Cincinnati running 10.78 in the 100m and a 21.75 PR in the 200m... Won four events versus Oakland including a facility record in the Long Jump (22-3.75)... Also won the 100m (10.91), 200m (22.76) and 4x100m... Won the 100m (10.86) at Eastern Michigan two days later... Finished fourth in Horizon League 200m lowering PR to 21.74... Ran on the 4x100m relay team that finshed runner-up at the HL meet on their way to setting a new UDM record (41.88). 2010 Indoor: Won team Student-Athlete Award... Opened season with a 7.03 60m (PR) at Notre Dame... Became the third Titan to break 7 in 60m placing third (6.98)... Runner-up in the Horizon League 60m running a 6.92 PR after a 6.93 PR in preliminaries... Set a PR in the long jump (22-8.5) for third place and finished the meet with a fourth place finish in the 200m (22.48). 2009 Outdoor: Won team Rookie of the Year award... Opened season becoming the second Titan to break 11-seconds in the 100m just missing the final at 10.97 and ran a leg on UDM record 4x200m of 1:28.70 at Raleigh... 10.86 100m PR and Titan Rookie Record for sixth at Bucknell... 21.76 200m for fifth at Hillsdale, good for Titan Rookie Record and #2 all-time... Fourth in HL 200m at 21.82... Lowered Titan Rookie Record in 100m at Windsor to 10.70 for fifth... Member of 4x100m team that ran #2 Titan mark of 42.33 at Hillsdale and two other top 10 times during year. 2009 Indoor: Won team Rookie of the Year award... Improved his 60m in all but one meet after his 7.19 #8 Titan debut at Notre Dame in December... Improved to 7.06, which placed him third in HL final and #4 on Titan list... HL long jump finalist finishing eighth at 19-7.75... Long jump best of 21-2.5 at Eastern Michigan Open. High School: Followed up his eighth-place showing in the Ontario 100m as a junior with a 10th-place finish as a senior… He was also a 200m qualifier as a junior. Personal: Son of Joy and Tolliver Landrum…Majoring in business with a GPA of 3.38.

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2012 Detroit Titan Track and Field Yearbook


Career Marks: 60m - 6.85 - #2 Titan 100m - 10.66 - UDM Record 200m - 21.74 - #3 Titan Long Jump - 22-8.5 - #5 Titan - 3 Varsity Letters www.DetroitTitans.com

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Joe

LAROCCA Senior / Sprints / Eastpointe, Mich. Horizon League Runner-UP: 2009 Indoor - 4x400m Relay 2011: Did not compete on a co-op semester. 2010 Outdoor: Lowered 400m PR to 49.80 to make Horizon League finals to finish ninth (50.51)... Ran lead-off leg of 4th place 4x400m(3:18.49)... Runner-up in 400m versus Oakland at 50.68... Also ran the lead-off leg of the winning 4x400m team. 2010 Indoor: 10th place finish at Horizon League meet in the 400m (51.34)... Ran lead-off leg of the fifth place 4x400m team... Runner-up at Don Wright 300m (37.17). 2009 Outdoor: Member of fourth place HL 4x400m that ran 3:16.07 (#7 Titan 4x400m unit) and ran PR’s of 23.03 in 200m for 15th and 49.99 in 400m for 10th…Runner-up in 400m at Oakland dual running 51.14…Ran second leg of UDM record 4x200m of 1:28.70 at Raleigh Relays. 2009 Indoor: Ran on third place HL 4x400m (3:19.30) and finished 16th in 400m at 51.92…400m best of 50.88 at Grand Valley State… Broke into Titan Top 10 in 300m at #9 with his 36.44 at Windsor. High School: Was a runner-up in the 400m at the 2008 Catholic League and Operations Friendship Championship. Personal: Son of John and Mary LaRocca... His brother, John, was a four-year member of the UDM men’s track and field team and currently serves as an assistant coach... Majoring in civil engineering.

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2012 Detroit Titan Track and Field Yearbook


Career Marks: 200m - 23.03 300m - 36.44 - #9 Titan 400m - 49.80 - #18 Titan - 2 Varsity Letters www.DetroitTitans.com

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Matt

MAHLER Senior / Mid-Distance / Thorold, Ont. Horizon League Champion: 2011 Indoor - DMR; 4x400m Relay 2011 Cross Country: Ran his fastest on National Catholic course of 27:03… Season best of 27:02 at Guelph…66th place Horizon League finish in 29:52. 2011 Outdoor: Scored 5th in Horizon League 1500m and 800m… Became the 5th Titan to break 3:55 in 1500m with his 3:54.16 (#4 Titan) and then ran 1:53.00 in 800m… Ran 1:53.37- 60th at Mt. SAC and next day got first sub-4 1500m as a Titan running 3:58.70 at the Beach Invite… Won 800m vs. Oakland in 1:55.99… 800m of 1:54.65 at Colonial Relays and ran lead-off of 4:01 on 7th place 4x1500m (16:17.72)… Drake Relays ran a 4:18.70 lead-off in 4x1600m to establish UDM Record (17:40.22) and anchored sprint medley to 10th(3:26.63) with a 1:55.3 800m. 2011 Indoor: Won team Coach’s Award… Broke UDM indoor 800m record running 1:53.31 for 2nd at GaREAT Open after a 1200m 3:04.4 on the 3rd place DMR-10:09.91… Lowered 800m record to 1:52.81 taking 6th as part of his and team’s great Horizon League Championship… Ran lead-off 1200m (3:03.2) on HL champion and UDM Record DMR (9:57.48) … Ran on the Horizon League and UDM indoor record 4x400m (3:15.58) that took team to the runner-up spot in the team standings… Won 1000m at Windsor running 2:29.15 just the second Titan to break 2:30 and first on a 200m track. 2010 Outdoor: Opened season with photo finish loss to teammate Alex Gould in Oakland Dual (1:56.94)... Penn Relay 800m carry of 1:54.4 on UDM Record distance medley (9:58.09) and 1:56.6 on #9 Titan 4x800m (7:52.66)... Narrowly missed Horizon League 800m finishing 10th with 1:54.73 PR and ran season-best 1500m of 4:01.31. 2010 Indoor: Did not compete. 2009 Cross Country: Opened running at his best with a Cass-Benton personal record of 22:14 at the Running FitDetroit Titan Invite, 27:09 8k PR at National Catholics and then 26:38 PR at Louisville…26:46 at BGSU and then took 49th at HL championship at Kensington. 2008 Outdoor: Started season at Raleigh with 3:59 1500m carry in 4x1500m…Later, just missed collegiate best running 4:00.60 in open 1500m and ran 1:56 leg of #9 Titan 4x800m of 7:53.00…Took third in the elite mile at Detroit Track and Field Classic behind Canadian Olympian Nate Brannen and teammate Pat Liederbach…Lost photo finish to teammate Alex Gould in 800m at Oakland Dual after leading most of the race running 1:55.59. 2008 Indoor: Back from injury with great finish to indoor… 1:55.88 indoor 800m PR at Silverston Invite…A great Horizon League champiosnhip double scoring with PR’s in the mile and 800m taking fifth in both at 4:19.75 and 1:55.05 respectively. 2008 Cross Country: Redshirt. 2007 Outdoor: 15:37.6 5000m PR at the Meet Cancelled Classic…1500m best of 4:00.46 at Cincinnati…1:57.60 for 800m at Bucknell…Ran 800m leg of 10:12.10 distance medley at the 99th Drake Relays. 2007 Indoor: Ran 3:05.5 1200m leg of Horizon League third place distance medley, where he also scored sixth in the mile at 4:20.28…9:11.13 3000m PR at Eastern Michigan. 2007 Cross Country: Injury shortened promising season…8k PR of 27:35 at National Catholics. High School: At the 2007 Ontario HS Championships was fifth in 800m and 11th in 1500m…Placed fifth in Canadian Junior National in 800m... Ran a 3:53.64 for 1500m at summer open meet in London, ON. Personal: Son of Daryl and Theresa Mahler…A business major with GPA of 3.20.

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2012 Detroit Titan Track and Field Yearbook


Career Marks: 800m - 1:52.81i - #5 Titan and UDM Indoor Record 1000m - 2;29.15i - #2 Titan 1500m - 3:54.16 - #4 Titan XC 8k - 26:38 - 4 Varsity Letters -

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Bob

RADLICH Senior / Mid-Distance / Cheektowaga, N.Y. 2011 Cross Country: Won team Coach’s Award, running at PR levels the whole season… 26:37 8k PR to open the 8k portion of schedule at National Catholics... Lowered mark to 26:20 at Louisville... Improved Horizon League finish by 18 spots taking 28th in a mud slowed 28:00… NCAA Great Lakes Regional finish of 189th with 10k PR of 34:54. 2011 Outdoor: Won section 2 of Horizon League 1500m leading the entire race with PR of 4:02.87 finishing 8th overall, after finishing 13th in 800m at 1:56.59… Lowered 1500m PR to 4:02.32 at Cardinal Twilight… Drake Relays ran a 4:25 split in 4x1600m to establish UDM Record (17:40.22). 2011 Indoor: Horizon League PRs in Mile of 4:19.85 for 11th and 800m of 1:55.80 for 12th…previously PRed in Mile running 4:22.75 at Silverston Invite…1000m PR of 2:34.23 for 6th at Windsor…opened season with 16:06.27 5000m PR at Notre Dame. 2010 Cross Country: Top Titan finisher at the Golden Grizzly Open, taking 11th (19:55-6k)... Set PR at Louisville (26:46-8k)... Took 46th place at the Horizon League meet running 26:53... Placed 191st at NCAA Great Lakes Regional (35:09-10k). 2010 Outdoor: Steadily progressed and culminated with big 800m PR to make Horizon League final... Set a PR (1:54.56) in prelims and finished ninth in the finals... Season-best 1500m time (4:06.78) came at Hillsdale... Made 5000m debut at Cincinnati (16:30.74). 2010 Indoor: Won team Most Improved Award... Ran a PR in the mile (4:25.58) at Grand Valley and lowered it to 4:24.36 at the Silverston Invite... Finished sixth at Windsor in the 1000m (2:34.93-PR)... Ran anchor 1600m carry on the fourth place Horizon League Distance Medley relay team... Also finished 14th in the mile at the HL meet. 2009 Cross Country: Earned first varsity letter…Titan debut as #3 Titan at the Golden Grizzly open taking 21st… Ran 8k PR of 26:48 at BGSU…Made Varsity 7 at HL’s taking 52nd… Selected to compete at Great Lakes Regional, but did not finish his debut 10k. 2008 Outdoor: Redshirt… Ran 4:04.12 1500m PR at EMU Twilight…Ran 2:00.44 for 800m at the Detroit Track & field Classic. 2008 Indoor: Competed once while redshirting running 4:39.92 Mile at Silverston Invite. 2008 Cross Country: Redshirt… Ran unattached 28:58 8k at Michigan Intercollegiate Open. High School: Twice placed in the top five in the New York Section 6 Division 2 800m championships with a runnerup mark as a junior and a third-place tally as a senior. Personal: Son of Michele and David Radlich... A finance major with a 3.39 GPA.

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2012 Detroit Titan Track and Field Yearbook


Career Marks: 800m - 1:54.56 - #8 Titan 1500m - 4:02.32 - #16 Titan Mile - 4:19.85i - #13 Titan XC 8k - 26:29 - 2 Varsity Letters www.DetroitTitans.com

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Erik

WESTBROOK Senior / Distance / Freemont, Mich. 2011 Cross Country: Won team Student/Athlete Award... Opened season with a pair of top-10 finishes, taking 6th at the Golden Grizzly Open (6k-20:06) and 6th at Running Fit-Detroit Titan Invite in 22:28... Ran his best on the National Catholic course of 27:08 and then got 8k PR of 26:23 at Louisville... 51st place Horizon League finish... NCAA Great Lakes Regional debut finishing as team’s 2nd man in 158th- 33:45. 2011 Outdoor: Opened season with a 5000m PR of 15:46.17 at Toledo... Improved 10k PR by 1 minute running 33:17.88 for 13th at the Horizon Leagues and finished 22nd in 5000m (16:25.18). 2011 Indoor: 5000m PR of 16:01.78 for 19th at Horizon Leagues, where he also finished 27th in 3000m (9:18.90)… Season-best 3000m of 9:13.25 at GVSU Big Meet. 2010 Cross Country: Finished 63rd at the Horizon League meet with a season-best time (27:32-8k). 2010 Outdoor: Placed 18th at the Horizon League meet in his 10,000m debut (34:18.10)... Ran a 16:32.40 (5000m) at the HL meet... Season-best 5000m time came at Eastern Michigan (16:20.60). 2010 Indoor: Did not compete 2009 Cross Country: Made Titan cross country debut finishing 23rd at Running Fit-Detroit Titan Invite in 21:35… 8k PR of 26:26 at Louisville…49th place finish at HL champs. 2008 Outdoor: Redshirt 2008 Indoor: Titan debut running 16:09.70 5000m at Notre Dame…Finished 21st at HL’s 5000m and ran 3000m PR of 9:11.01 for 29th in 3000m. 2008 Cross Country: Redshirt. High School: A three-time all-state performer and a four-time Michigan Division 2 state cross country qualifier… Also led his 4x800m relay team to a fourth-place finish and was a 3200m qualifier. Personal: Son of Denise and Jeff Westbrook... Majoring in health service administration with a 3.70 GPA.

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2012 Detroit Titan Track and Field Yearbook


Career Marks: 3000m - 9:11.10 5000m - 15:46.17 10,000m - 33:17.88 - #13 Titan XC 8k - 26:23 - 1 Varsity Letter www.DetroitTitans.com

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Anthony

DONALD Junior / Hurdles / Waterville, Ohio 2011 Outdoor: Opened with a 400H PR of 55.09 for 9th at Colonial Relays…Could not defend his 400H win at Oakland Dual finishing 2nd in 55.69… Became 5th Titan to break 55 in 400H taking 9th at Bryan Clay Invite in 54.61 and ran 54.92 the next day at the Beach Invite… 54.67 for 7th at Eastern Michigan… 54.48 PR for 7th in Horizon League 400H. 2011 Indoor: Improved heptathlon score to 4141 taking 7th at Horizon League with PRs in 4 events: Long Jump20’7.25”; 60H- 9.06; Pole Vault- 9’8”; and 1000m- 2:51.29… Part of Titan 1-2 finish in Windsor pentathlon scoring 3022. 2010 Outdoor: Made 400mH debut running 56.92 for 10th at Cincinnati... Broke into Titan Top 10 with a 55.87 PR at Bucknell... Won Oakland Dual (56.47)... Lowered PR to 55.60 at Hillsdale, and then to 55.49 taking fifth at Horizon League Championships. 2010 Indoor: Made heptathlon debut at Horizon League meet taking seventh with 3642 points... Also set PR’s in long jump (20-7.25) and 60mH (9.27) as well as making event debuts in high jump, shot put and pole vault. High School: An Ohio Division 1 300-meter hurdles regional qualifier. Personal: Son of Janet and Kurt Donald… His mother was a collegiate track athlete at Bowling Green… Majoring in secondary education with a GPA of 3.43.

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2012 Detroit Titan Track and Field Yearbook


Career Marks: 60mH - 9.06i 400mH - 54.48 - #7 Titan Long Jump - 20-7.25 Heptathlon - 4,141i - #2 Titan - 2 Varsity Letters www.DetroitTitans.com

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Edwin

GAY Junior / Distance / Grosse Pointe, Mich. 2011 Cross Country: Shared team Dominick Taddonio MVP honors with Martin Nelkie…Opened season with runner-up/top collegian finish at Golden Grizzly Open running the 6k in 19:10…Top Titan finisher in three races: National Catholics- 60th-26:04; Guelph- 60th-26:09 and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with best finish of 155th -33:40…36th place Horizon League finish in 28:23. 2011 Outdoor: Shared team Most Improved Award with Brian Greenhoe…Opened with 5000m PR of 15:34.92 at Colonial Relays and lowered mark to 15:26.34 at Eastern Michigan… Made steeple debut taking 2nd in Oakland dual running 10:01.92 (#9 Titan)... Lowered steeple PR of 10:00.03 at Hillsdale… 9th place in Horizon League Steeple-10:04.92 and 19th in 5000m-15:58.58. 2011 Indoor: Titan indoor debut at Notre Dame running 5000m in 15:55.07…3000m PR of 8:54.65 at GaREAT Open and lowered it to 8:54.25 with 13th place Horizon League finish after a 15:53.91 18th place 5000m. 2010 Cross Country: Bounced back from injury plagued rookie year with strong varsity season... Made Cass-Benton debut taking 19th at Running Fit-Detroit Titan Invite in 21:18... 8k PR breaking 26 minute barrier running 25:57 at Louisville... 26:34 for 34th at Horizon League meet... 10k debut taking 157th at NCAA Great Lakes Regional in 33:47. 2010 Outdoor: Season-best 5000m of 15:50.92 for 14th at Horizon League meet... 4:07.43 1500m PR at Hillsdale... Finished fourth in Oakland Dual mile at 4:30.10. 2010 Indoor: Competed as an unattached athlete during red-shirt season and ran a 9:09.10 (3000m) at Grand Valley... Ran a 4:30.71 mile at Michigan. 2009 Cross Country: Earned varsity letter in a season cut short due to injury... Made collegiate debut as #3 Titan with 8k best of 26:49 at National Catholics. High School: Named All-State in cross country as a sophomore and senior... Placed fourth in the state championship with a career-best time of 15:23 as a senior. Personal: Son of AnnMarie and Richard Gay… Majoring in pre-med with a GPA of 3.16.

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2012 Detroit Titan Track and Field Yearbook


Career Marks: 3000m - 8:54.25 - #13 Titan 5000m - 15:26.34 - #12 Titan 3000m Steeplechase 10:00.03 - #9 Titan XC 8k - 25:57 - 2 Varsity Letters www.DetroitTitans.com

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Taylor

HENNRICK Junior / Hurdles / Traverse City, Mich. 2011 Outdoor: Won team Student/Athlete award…Opened season with a pair of hurdle PRs at Colonal Relays running 15.65 for 110H and 57.36 for 400H… Improved mark to 15.47 in Oakland Dual… Scored 5864 decathlon PR at Northwood Open with PRs in: 100m-11.36; Shot Put- 35’0”; 400m-51.51; 110H- 15.29; Discus-89’9”- Javelin129’7”; and 1500m-4:51.29… Lowered 400H PR to 55.42 at Eastern Michigan…Took 3rd in Horizon League decathlon scoring 6192 that included PRs in: 100m- 10.97 (#4 Titan); Long Jump- 21’7.5”; Shot Put- 35’3.25”; 400m-51.28; Pole Vault- 11’3.75”; Discus- 104’; 1500m- 4:44.97 and he finished 9th in 110H running 15.41…Became 8th Titan to break 55 in 400H with 54.86 (#8 Titan) at Louisville and ended season with 15.14 (#9 Titan) 110H at Windsor. 2011 Indoor: Opened with 60H PR of 8.76 at Notre Dame…Won Pentathlon at Windsor establishing UDM Record of 3122 with his first 20’ long jump of 20’8”…Recorded a pair of PRs at Silverston Invite running 7.38 in 60m and 8.61 in 60H…Finished 5th in Horizon League heptathlon improving score to 4386 with PRs in 60m-7.32; Pole Vault10’8.25”; and 1000m- 2:48.60. 2010 Outdoor: Won team Rookie of the Year Award... Made decathlon debut scoring 4,518 for the UDM Record in the Oakland Dual... Improved score to 5,054 for fourth at Horizon League meet where he also competed in 110mH and javelin... Made the finals in the 110mH placing eighth (16.32)... Took 13th in javelin... 15.97 110mH PR time at Hillsdale. 2010 Indoor: Made debut as combined event athlete taking sixth at the Horizon League meet in the heptathlon establishing UDM record of 3,882... Opened heptathlon winning the 60m running 7.45 (PR)... Achieved a PR in the long jump (19-8) and in the pole vault (9-10)... 60mH time (PR) of 8.82 at Grand Valley’s Holiday Open. High School: A state qualifier in 2008 in the 110-meter hurdles, 4x100 and 4x400m... He was also a member of the Michigan Division 7 football state championship team. Personal: Son of Patti and Ed Hennrick... Enrolled in the physician assistant program with a GPA of 3.79.

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2012 Detroit Titan Track and Field Yearbook


Career Marks: 100m - 10.97 - #4 Titan 110H - 15.14 - #9 Titan 400H - 54.86 - #8 Titan Heptathlon - 4,386i - UDM Record Decathlon - 6,192 - UDM Record - 2 Varsity Letters www.DetroitTitans.com

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Vince

LEFLER Junior / Hurdles / Midland, Mich. Horizon League Champion: 2011 Indoor - 4x400m Relay 2011 Outdoor: Horizon League 3rd place scorer in 400H running 53.65 PR and ran a leg on 3rd place 4x400m... Became 6th Titan to break 55 in 400m with his 54.74 at Bryan Clay Invite... 54.49 for 9th in 400H at Hillsdale. 2011 Indoor: Ran on the Horizon League and UDM indoor record 4x400m (3:15.58) that took team to the runnerup spot in the team standings and finished 11th in 60H- 8.66‌ 300m at Windsor of 36.38 ranks 10th on all-time Titan list‌ Won 600m debut at Macomb Opener in 1:27.57. 2010 Outdoor: Took fourth in both Horizon League hurdle races with PRs in both, running 15.47 in the 110mH and 55.29 in the 400mH, after running a PR time of 55.89 in preliminaries... Took eighth at Cincinnati in his 400mH debut running 56.74 and was 11th in 110mH in 15.62... 400mH PR time of 56.07 at Bucknell... Ninth at Hillsdale with 15.47 110mH PR. 2010 Indoor: Shared team Rookie of the Year honors with Ja`Quan Patterson... Runner-up in collegiate debut in (8.87) the 60mH at Notre Dame... Broke into 60mH Titan Top 10 with 8.54 at Grand Valley... Finished fourth in Horizon League (60mH) with PR time of 8.48 and ran a leg on fifth place 4x400m. High School: A Michigan Division 1 regional champion in the 300-meter hurdles, while also qualifying for the state championships as a junior and senior. Personal: Son of Marilynn and John Lefler... Majoring in biology with a GPA of 3.23.

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2012 Detroit Titan Track and Field Yearbook


Career Marks: 60mH - 8.48i - #8 Titan 110mH - 15.47 - #13 Titan 400mH - 53.65 - #5 Titan - 2 Varsity Letters www.DetroitTitans.com

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Ja’Quan

PATTERSON Junior / Jumps / Ypsilanti, Mich. Horizon League Runner-Up: 2011 Indoor - Long Jump 2011 Outdoor: Opened with outdoor triple jump best 44’11.75” for 11th at Colonial Relays… Won triple jump with PR of 45’ 7.25” in Oakland Dual… Won hometown Eastern Michigan Twilight long jump with outdoor best of 22’ 9”… Scored in both jumps at Horizon League taking 3rd in Long Jump- 22’ 7.25” and 5th in triple jump with PR of 46’ 3.25”. 2011 Indoor: Shared team Most Improved with Joe Raffin… Horizon League runner-up in long jump with PR of 23’2.5” and 7th in triple jump with PR of 45’ 1”… Runner-up in long jump at: Notre Dame-21’8”; Macomb- 21’11” and Simmons-Harvey Invite-22’ 4.25”… All Triple Jumps were farther than previous year... 42’11.75” in opener at Notre Dame… Won at Chippewa Invite with 44’9” PR. 2010 Outdoor: Set a PR in the long jump (22-8) to take fourth at the Horizon League meet... Finalist in triple jump finishing ninth (41-8.75)... Won the triple jump at the Oakland Dual (41-7.25)... Took second in the long jump (22-1). 2010 Indoor: Shared team Rookie of the Year honors with Vince Lefler... Broke into Titan Top 10 in the long jump (21-8.25) with his third place finish at Eastern Michigan... Also made triple jump debut at at EMU (39-6)... Set triple jump PR (42-6.75) at Grand Valley... Set long jump PR (22-2.25) for fourth at the Horizon League meet... Also finished eighth in triple jump (41-11.25). High School: Earned runner-up in the long jump as a senior and was a member of the fifth place 4x400-meter relay at the Division 2 championships…Was also the regional champion in the long jump and placed seventh in the state championships. Personal: Son of Tanisha and John Patterson…Majoring in business administration.

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Career Marks: Long Jump - 22-8 - #5 Titan Triple Jump - 42-6.75 - #8 Titan - 2 Varsity Letters www.DetroitTitans.com

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Joe

RAFFIN Junior / Sprints / Valparaiso, Ind. Horizon League Champion: 2011 Indoor - Long Jump; 2011 Indoor - 4x400m 2011 Outdoor: Ran a pair of 7th place relays at the Colonial Relays, Sprint Medley (3:34.16) and 4x400m (3:17.85)… Season-best of 49.30 taking 2nd in Oakland Dual... 200m PR of 23.04 at Eastern Michigan… Finished 7th in Horizon League 400m- 49.60 and ran lead-off 49.40 on 3rd place 4x400m. 2011 Indoor: Shared team Most Improved with JaQuan Patterson... Opened with indoor PR of 50.49 at Grand Valley State Holiday Open... Broke 50 for first time indoors taking 4th at GaREAT Open in 49.62… Improved 300m PR to 36.32 at Windsor... 600m PR of 1:23.24 at Silverston Invite... Ran four big 400’s at Horizon League…Big finish to take 3rd in 400m in 48.65... Ran 48.1 on champion and UDM Record DMR (9:57.48)... Ran lead-off 48.9 on the champion and UDM indoor record 4x400m (3:15.58) that took team to the runner-up spot in the team standings. 2010 Outdoor: Did not compete. 2010 Indoor: Just missed final of Horizon League 400m taking ninth (51.32)... Ran anchor leg of fifth place 4x400m... Season-best 400m time of 51.25 at Grand Valley... Set 300m PR (36.76) at Windsor. High School: A 400-meter sectional champion in 2008 and 2009... Closed out his high school career running on the third-place 4x400m. Personal: Son of Cecile and Rich Raffin... Has 12 siblings... Majoring in architecture.

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Career Marks: 200m - 23.04 300m - 36.32i - #8 Titan 400m - 48.65i - #6 Titan 600m - 1:23.24 - #13 Titan - 2 Varsity Letters www.DetroitTitans.com

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Chris

SMALLEY Junior / Mid-Distance / Gladwin, Mich. Horizon League Champion: 2011 Indoor - DMR 2011 Cross Country: Season best 8k of 28:29 at Louisville... 85th place Horizon League finish in 31:54. 2011 Outdoor: A pair of 1:58s at Colonial Relays, 1:58.25 in 800m and anchored 7th place Sprint Medley with 1:58.7... 1500m PR of 4:07.49 at Eastern Michigan... Just missed PR running 1:55.58 in Horizon League 800m taking 11th and finished 13th in 1500m running 4:09.30. 2011 Indoor: Ran 1:55 800m leg on champion and UDM Record DMR (9:57.48) and ran mile PR of 4:28.40 finishing 19th... Indoor 800m PR of 1:57.17 at GaREAT Open after a 1:55.3 carry on 3rd place DMR- 10:09.91... 1000m debut of 2:35.85 at Notre Dame... 1:23.51 600m PR at Windsor. 2010 Cross Country: Made lifetime cross country debut earning a varsity letter... Ran 23:27 for his Cass-Benton four-mile debut... Ran a 28:07 8k PR at Louisville... Finished 79th at the Horizon League meet (28:31). 2010 Outdoor: Made his 1500m debut at Cincinnati (4:08.60)... Came back with a 1:58.91 800m... Clocked a 1:56.93 800m at Bucknell... Ran a leg of the 4x800 m relay (7:52.66 - #9 Titan) at the Penn Relays... Finished 11th in the Horizon League 800m running 1:55.53 (PR). 2010 Indoor: Placed second in the 800m at the Silverston Invite (1:57.55 - PR)... Took 11th in the 800m at the Horizon League meet (1:59.77)... Also helped the 4x400m relay team place fifth. High School: Took third in the 800m in the Michigan Division 3 championships. Personal: Son of Jerome and Marlene Smalley... Older brother, Kevin, is a senior on the Titans’ track and cross country teams... Majoring in engineering with a GPA of 3.989.

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Career Marks: 600m - 1:23.51i - #15 Titan 800m - 1:55.53 - #12 Titan 1500m - 4:07.49 XC 8k - 28:07 - 2 Varsity Letters -

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Sophomore Class

Charles Anthony

Sam Felton

Sophomore Sprints Northville, Mich. Farmington H.S.

Sophomore Distance St. Joseph, Mich. St. Joseph H.S.

Horizon League Champion: 2011 Indoor - DMR 2011 Outdoor: Earned All-Horizon League 2nd-team honors as a member of the Horizon League runner-up and UDM record 4x100m of 41.45 and was a finalist in 100m finishing 7th with PR of 11.03 and 10th in 200m with his PR of 22.44… Ran on 4x100m and 4x200m at Drake Relays… Opened season with a pair of 6th places finishes at Toledo in the 100m-11.29 and 200m-22.89. 2011 Indoor: Broke into Titan Top 10 in 60m with his 7.18 prelim at Windsor and took 6th in final at 7.19, where he also leaped 20’2.75” in Long Jump for 9th... Lowered 60m PR to 7.14 the next week at the Silverston Invite... Horizon League finishes: 12th-60m-7.20; 17th-200m-23.16; 17th-long jump- 19’6.25”. High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field at Farmington High School... Career-best marks include: 100m- 10.7, 200m- 22.2, long jump 20-11... Also played basketball and football at Farmington... A four-time All-State sprinter who earned the Dr. Zae Aschenbrenner Award as Farmington’s top senior athlete...Was a regional champion in the 100-meters and on the 4x100-meter relay... He also claimed fifth in the 100m, third in the 4x100 and sixth on the 4x200m as a senior at the Division I state championships. Personal: Son of Charles Sr. and Theresa Anthony... Majoring in engineering... Father played basketball at Colorado.

2011 Cross Country: Lowered 8k PR to 26:58 at National Catholics... 63rd place Horizon League finish in 29:43. 2011 Outdoor: Steeplechase debut taking 3rd in dual v Oakland in 10:17.26…ran 10:17.61 at Hillsdale and finished 12th in Horizon League steeple in 10:21.08… Outdoor 5000m best of 16:15.99 at Toledo. 2011 Indoor: Opened with 5000m PR of 16:04.02 at Notre Dame and broke 16 with 15:59.22 PR at GVSU Big Meet…3000m PR of 9:11.00 at GaREAT Open... Horizon League finishes of 23rd in 5000m-16:23.34 and 26th in 3000m-9:16.37. 2010 Cross Country: Earned varsity letter... Seventh man in CassBenton debut taking 35th in the Running Fit-Detroit Titan Invite in 21:58... Set a PR of 27:14 at the Horizon League Championship finishing 54th. High School: Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track and field at St. Joseph... Two-time Berrien County Champion... Named all-state in 2009 in cross country... Two-time state qualifier... 2010 state qualifier in track and field... Best 5k cross country time is 16:14... Ran a 15:57 5k road race... Additional marks include a 4:29 mile, 9:52 two mile, 2:00 800m and a 55.6 400m. Personal: Son of Kim and Duane Felton... Has a GPA of 3.316 in social work.

Career Marks: 60m - 7:14 - #7 Titan 100m - 11:03 - #5 Titan 200m - 22:44 - #12 Titan Long Jump - 20-2.25 - 1 Varsity Letter -

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Career Marks: 3000m - 9:11.00i 5000m - 15:59.22i 3000m Steeple - 10:17.26

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Player Profiles

Steven Ivanics

Eric Lewis

Sophomore Hurdles Dearborn, Mich. Divine Child H.S.

Sophomore Throws Eastpointe, Mich. Fraser H.S.

2011 Outdoor: Horizon League finalist in 110H finishing 7th in 15.18 and placed 11th in 400H-62.74... Ran 110H PR and #7 Titan mark of 15.11 for 5th at Hillsdale and got 200m PR of 23.59... 400H PR of 59.85 at Eastern Michigan... Opened season finishing 5th at Toledo in 110H running 15.98 into a strong wind. 2011 Indoor: Ran his 60H PR of 8.61 in both meets at Michigan... Horizon League finishes of 13th in 60H-8.79 and 21st in 200m23.72. High School: Earned four varsity letters in both football and track and field... Earned all-state, all-region, all-catholic and all-city accolades in track and field as the team captain... Ended his prep career as a Michigan Division 2 second team All-State performer... He claimed sixth place in the 110-meter high hurdles while winning the event at the Catholic High School League Championships. Personal: Son of Michael and Lisa Ivanics... Majoring in engineering with a GPA of 3.20.

2011: Won team Rookie of Year for both indoor and outdoor. 2011 Outdoor: Debut in hammer at Toledo breaking Matt Groh’s UDM rookie record with throw of 163’ 11” for 6th place and also took 6th in shot put-39’4” and 8th in discus-135’6”… Won hammer-154’, discus-141’10” and shot put-42’3.25” in dual versus Oakland... Discus PR of 143’4” at Lyle Bennett Open…4th place Horizon League hammer with PR of 167’ 10” and finished 9th in discus-134’10” and 10th in shot put-40’2”... Qualified for USATF Junior Nationals throwing the 6kg junior hammer 184’7” at Windsor and placed 12th at USATF Juniors in Eugene, Oregon with a 178’9” throw. 2011 Indoor: Scored 6th in Horizon League weight and shot put with PR of throws of 51’ 4.25” (#7 Titan) and 44’ 9”... Prior to those throws PRs were 49’9.25” & 39’10.5” both at SVSU’s The Cardinal. High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field and in football... Two-year team captain of the track team... Placed third in the discus and was a shot put state qualifier at the Division 3 championships in 2010... Named team MVP. Personal: Son of Michael and Jackie Lewis... Pre-med major.

Career Marks: 200m - 23:59 60H - 8.61 - #11 Titan 110H - 15.11 - #7 Titan - 1 Varsity Letter -

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Career Marks: Shot Put - 44-9 - #11 Titan Discus - 143-4 - #10 Titan Hammer - 167-10 - #5 Titan UDM Rookie Record Weight - 51-4.25 - #7 Titan - 1 Varsity Letter -

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Athlete Profiles

Martin Nelkie

Alex Sexton

Sophomore Distance West Branch, Mich. Ogemaw Heights H.S.

Sophomore Hurdles Bath, Mich. Bath H.S.

2011 Cross Country: Shared team Dominick Taddonio MVP honors with Edwin Gay… Top Titan finisher on two occasions, at Louisville with his 8k PR of 25:54 and at Horizon Leagues taking 22nd in 27:36, a 26 place improvement… Finished a shade behind his co-MVP at National Catholics at 26:04 and Guelph 26:10... NCAA Great Lakes Regional finish of 166th- 34:00 for 10k.

2011 Outdoor: Ran 400H PR of 60.97 in Oakland dual... 16.59 110H PR at Eastern Michigan. 2011 Indoor: 9.07 60H PR at Windsor... 60H runner-up at Grand Valley State Early Bird running 9.23 after being top qualifier for final with 9.17 PR preliminary.

2011 Outdoor: Opened with 5000m PR of 15:49.66 at Toledo and lowered mark to 15:32.03 at Eastern Michigan… Made 10,000m debut at Horizon League running #6 Titan mark of 32:19.10 for 10th and then finished 14th in 5000m running 15:37.53.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field at Bath... 2008 Michigan Division 4 110mH state qualifier... Regional scorer in 110mH & 300mH in both 2009 and ‘10.

2011 Indoor: Ran indoor best of 15:56.42 at Notre Dame… Ran 3000m PR of 9:08.87 at Horizon League placing 20th after a 21st place 16:10.62 5000m.

Personal: Son of Odell and Jennifer Sexton... Majoring in biology with a GPA of 3.13.

2010 Cross Country: Varsity scorer in all of his races... CassBenton debut of 21:22 finishing 20th in the Running Fit-Detroit Titan Invite… 8k PR of 26:28 at Louisville... HL finish of 48th running 27:02…10k debut at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional taking 154th in 33:42 as team’s #3 man. High School: Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track and field at Ogemaw... Holds a cross country PR of 15:57... Best time in the 2 mile is 9:35... Three-time first team all-conference selection in cross country and track and field... Earned All-State as a senior after taking 10th at the Michigan Division 2 championships, while finishing 42nd as a junior… Also a regional champion as a junior and senior in the 3200-meters, earning seventh at the state meet in 2010. Personal: Son of Charles and Julie Nelkie... Majoring in electrical engineering.

Career Marks: 3000m - 9:08.87i 5000m - 15:32.03 10000m - 32:19.10 - #6 Titan - 1 Varsity Letter -

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Career Marks: 60H - 9.07i 110H - 16.59 400H - 60.97

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Athlete Profiles

Jeff Sherman

Colin Cashner

Sophomore Throws New Hudson, Mich. Catholic Central H.S.

Freshman Throws St. Louis, Mo. St. Mary’s H.S.

2011 Outdoor: Red-shirt season… Threw unattached… Hammer PR of 137’3” at Windsor and outdoor shot put best of 42’3.5” at Eastern Michigan.

High School: Attended St. Mary’s High School in St. Louis, Missouri.

2011 Indoor: Horizon League shot put 10th place finish throwing 42’3.75” and took 14th in weight with 41’7.75” PR… Shot put PR of 43’10.75” at Central Michigan. High School: Earned two varsity letters in track and field at Novi... Earned back-to-back state qualifying marks in the shot put in 2009 and 2010... A member of the school’s Division 1 state championship football team. Personal: Son of Wayne and Edna Sherman... A physician’s assistant major.

Career Marks: Shot Put - 43’ 10.75”i Hammer - 137’ 3” Weight - 41’ 7.75”i - 1 Varsity Letter -

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Athlete Profiles

Ylli Alla

Shammah Carter

Freshman Distance Madison Heights, Mich. Lamphere H.S.

Freshman Hurdles Farmington Hills, Mich. North Farmington H.S.

2011 Cross Country: Varsity performer in all races... Ran 8k best of 26:45 at Guelph just 1 second faster than his Louisville performance... 38th place Horizon League finish covering muddy course in 28:26... NCAA Great Lakes Regional finish of 164th with 10k debut of 33:55.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field at North Farmington High School... Holds the school record in the 110-meter hurdles... 110-meter hurdle county champion as a freshman... Named All-Area... City and regional champion in 2011... Finished 11th at the state meet in the 110-meter hurdles.

High School: All-State performer in track and field... Finished sixth overall in the 3200-meter run... 4x800 meter relay qualifier... Regional runner-up in 2010.

Personal: Son of Michael and Cheryl Carter... Has five siblings... Majoring in psychology.

Personal: Son of Isa and Flutura Alla... Has one sibling, Fluis... Majoring in mechanical engineering.

Caleb Cox

Colin Creagh

Freshman Distance Gladstone, Mich. Gladstone H.S.

Freshman Distance Chesterfield Twp., Mich. L’Anse Creuse North H.S.

High School: Attended Gladstone High School in Gladstone, Michigan.

2011 Cross Country: Lost bid to win Running Fit-Detroit Titan Invite in the finishing kick running 21:17, the 9th best Titan time and 4th best by a rookie... 26:01 8k PR at Louisville... 29th place Horizon League finish in 28:05... NCAA Great Lakes regional finish of 197th- 35:31. High School: Named All-State in cross country for placing 13th overall in 2010... Represented Michigan at the MidEast Meet of Champions... 2010 Regional Champion in the 3200-meter run... Regional scorer with a fourth place finish in the 3200-meter run in 2011.

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Athlete Profiles

Ryan Hofsess

George Holman

Freshman Distance Milford, Mich. Milford H.S.

Freshman Distance West Alexandria, Ohio Twin Valley South H.S.

2011 Cross Country: Top Titan at the Michigan Intercollegiate taking 58th in 27:55... 8k PR of 27:35 at National Catholics... 47th place Horizon League finish in 29:02... Did not finish 10k at NCAA Great Lakes Regional. High School: 2010 state qualifier in cross country... 4x800 relay qualifier in track and field during the 2011 season.

2011 Cross Country: Redshirt‌ Made 8k debut at Michigan Intercollegiate Open race running 29:02. High School: 2009 state qualifier in cross country... 2010 state qualifier in the 1600-meter run... Placed ninth in the 1600-meter run in 2011. Personal: Son of Bruce and Mary Holman... Has a brother, Noah and a sister, Helen... Majoring in mechanical engineering.

Victor Mattison

Justin Peguese

Freshman Sprints Grosse Pointe, Mich. Grosse Pointe South H.S.

Freshman Jumps Southfield, Mich. Berkley H.S.

High School: Earned two varsity letters in track and field at Grosse Pointe South High School... Also participated in basketball and football... Named All-State in track and field in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.9.

High School: Competed in the high jump and long jump events... Career-best height in the high jump is 6-4... Careerbest mark in the long jump is 20-11... Named All-Region in the high jump.

Personal: Son of Ericand Lanette Mattison... Majoring in biochemistry... Enjoys playing ping-pong.

Personal: Son of James Eldef and Michelle Peguese... Majoring in business.

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2011 Summary 2010-11 Men’s Indoor Track and Field Summary Blue and Gold Invitational.........................No Team Scoring Macomb Opener........................................No Team Scoring Central Michigan Invitational....................No Team Scoring Simmons-Harvey Invitational....................No Team Scoring The Cardinal...............................................No Team Scoring GaReat Collegiate Open............................No Team Scoring GVSU Big Meet........................................No Team Scoring Windsor Team Challenge.............................. 3rd - 55 Points Silverston Invitational................................No Team Scoring Horizon League Championships.................. 2nd - 97 Points Alex Wilson Invite.....................................No Team Scoring UDM Indoor Records Lesley Hanna............ 200m......... 21.47........Horizon League Lesley Hanna............ 400m......... 46.92........Horizon League Matt Mahler.............. 800m...... 1:52.81........Horizon League Patrick Liederbach......Mile...... 4:09.64..............Alex Wilson Taylor Hennrick..... Heptat.......... 4,386........Horizon League Distance Medley Relay............. 9:57.48........Horizon League (M. Mahler, J. Raffin, C. Smalley, P. Liederbach) 4x400 Meter Relay................... 3:15.88........Horizon League ( J. Raffin, V. Lefler, M. Mahler, L. Hanna) Horizon League Champion (First Team All-HL) Vushaun Landrum......................................... 60-Meter Dash Lesley Hanna.............................................. 200-Meter Dash Lesley Hanna.............................................. 400-Meter Dash Raffin, Lefler, Mahler, Hanna............................. 4x400 Relay Mahler, Raffin, Smalley, Liederbach............................. DMR Horizon League Runner-up (Second Team All-HL) Aviram Campbell......................................60-Meter Hurdles Ja’Quan Patterson.................................................Long Jump 33 98 116 157 204 207 211 213 215 215 245 245 248 270 273 283

Horizon League All-Academic Team Patrick Liederbach & Vushaun Landrum Titans in NCAA Division I Rankings

Lesley Hanna Lesley Hanna DMR Vushaun Landrum Earnest Cleary Ja’Quan Patterson Patrick Liederbach Joe Raffin Patrick Liederbach 4x400 Lesley Hanna Taylor Hennrick Matt Mahler Aviram Campbell Anthony Donald Vushaun Landrum

46.92 21.47 9:57.48 6.85 6.88 23-2.25 14:38.84 48.65 4:09.64 3:15.58 6-6.25 4,386 1:52.81 8.33 4,141 21.91

400m HL Meet 200m HL Meet DMR HL Meet 60m HL Meet 60m HL Meet Long Jump HL Meet 5000m Blue &Gold 400m HL Meet Mile Alex Wilson 4x400 HL Meet High Jump HL Meet Heptathlon HL Meet 800m HL Meet 60mH HL Meet Heptathlon HL Meet 200m HL Meet

Team Awards: Most Valuable:............................................... Lesley Hanna Student - Athlete:... Aviram Campbell/Vushaun Landurm Coach’s Award:......................Matt Mahler/Kevin Wozniak Most Improved:......................Joe Raffin/Ja’Quan Patterson Rookie of the Year:............................................. Eric Lewis

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2011 Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Summary

Colonial Relays..........................................T-7th - 43 Points Toledo Challenge........................................... 7th - 18 Points Dual vs. Oakland University.............................W, 106-67 Cal State Twilight Open............................No Team Scoring Northwood Open.......................................No Team Scoring Mt. SAC Relays.........................................No Team Scoring Bryan Clay Invite.......................................No Team Scoring Long Beach State Invite.............................No Team Scoring EMU Twilight............................................No Team Scoring Drake Relays..............................................No Team Scoring Hillsdale Relays..........................................No Team Scoring Horizon League Championships................... 4th - 82 Points Cardinal Twilight.......................................No Team Scoring Windsor Open...........................................No Team Scoring NCAA Preliminary Round........................No Team Scoring Bold- Home Meet UDM Outdoor Records Vushaun Landrum..... 100m......... 10.63.................. HL Meet Lesley Hanna............ 200m......... 21.07.............. Long Beach Lesley Hanna............ 400m......... 46.72................... Mt. SAC Taylor Hennrick......Decath......... 6,192.................. HL Meet 4x100 Meter Relay...................... 41.45.................. HL Meet (V. Landrum, L. Hanna, C. Anthony, E. Cleary) 4x200 Meter Relay................... 1:27.28.................... Colonial (D. Osayande, V. Landrum, L. Hanna, E. Cleary) Horizon League Champion (First Team All-HL) Vushaun Landrum....................................... 100-Meter Dash Lesley Hanna.............................................. 400-Meter Dash Horizon League Runner-up (Second Team All-HL) Lesley Hanna.............................................. 200-Meter Dash Aviram Campbell....................................110-Meter Hurdles Landrum, Hanna, Anthony, Cleary.................... 4x100 Relay NCAA Preliminary Lesley Hanna............ 400m............................... 32nd - 48.32

59 85 171 199 214 218 276 277 287

Horizon League All-Academic Team Taylor Hennrick & Vushaun Landrum

USTFCCA All-Academic Team - 9th Straight Year 3.17 Team GPA Titans in NCAA Division I Rankings

Lesley Hanna Lesley Hanna Taylor Hennrick Vushaun Landrum Aviram Campbell Vince Lefler 4x100 Ja’Quan Patterson Eric Lewis

46.72 21.07 6,192 10.63 14.67 53.65 41.45 46-3.25 167-10

400m Mt. SAC 200m Long Beach Decathlon HL Meet 100m HL Meet 110mH HL Meet 400mH HL Meet 4x100 HL Meet Triple Jump HL Meet Hammer HL Meet

Team Awards: Most Valuable:..................................................Lesley Hanna Student - Athlete:....................................... Taylor Hennrick Coach’s Award:.................. .Earnest Cleary/Deonte Osayande Most Improved:................. ........Edwin Gay/Brian Greenhoe Rookie of the Year:............................................. ..Eric Lewis Four Year Letter Winners: Earnest Cleary, Brian Greenhoe, Lesley Hanna, Alex Harris, Pat Liederbach, Matt Mahler, . Deonte Osayande, Kevin Smalley, Kevin Wozniak.

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2011 HL Championship Info 2011 HL Indoor Track and Field Championships February 26-27, 2011 Hosted by Youngstown State @ GaREAT Sports Complex

2011 HL Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 6-8, 2011 Hosted by Butler @ IUPUI Michael Carroll Track Stadium

Milwaukee..................................................................... 126.5 Detroit...................................................................... 97* Butler..................................................................................93 Youngstown State............................................................89.5 Loyola................................................................................53 Valparaiso...........................................................................36 Illinois-Chicago.................................................................32

Milwaukee........................................................................156 Youngstown State.......................................................... 135.5 Butler................................................................................100 Detroit...................................................................... 82* Loyola................................................................................69 Illinois- Chicago.............................................................66.5 Valparaiso...........................................................................42

Most Outstanding Performer - Track Lesley Hanna

Horizon League Champions (All-HL First Team) Vushaun Landrum.......................100m ...................... 10.63^ Lesley Hanna..............................400m......................... 47.28

* - Best Indoor Finish Since 2001

Horizon League Champions (All-HL First Team) Vushaun Landrum.........................60m............................6.85 Lesley Hanna..............................200m........................21.47^ Lesley Hanna..............................400m.......................46.92*^ 4x400 Relay................................ 4x400...................3:15.58*^ ( J. Raffin, V. Lefler, M. Mahler, L. Hanna) DMR Relay................................ DMR.................... 9:57.48^ (M. Mahler, J. Raffin, C. Smalley, P. Liederbach) * - Horizon League Record ^ - UDM Record

Horizon League Runner-Up (All-HL Second Team) Aviram Campbell...................... 60mH...........................8.33 Ja’Quan Patterson............... .Long Jump..................... 23-2.50 UDM Scorers: Joe Raffin.................. 3rd................400m......48.65 (#6 Titan) Lesley Hanna........... 3rd.......High Jump..................... 6-6.25 Earnest Cleary.......... 4th..................60m.........................6.94 Vushaun Landrum.... 4th................200m......21.91 (#2 Titan) Floyd Hoskin........... 4th.......Long Jump...22-5.75 (#7 Titan) Patrick Liederbach....5th.............. 3000m..................... 8:31.92 Taylor Hennrick........5th.......Heptathlon.......4,386 (#1 Titan) Matt Mahler..............6th................ 800m....1:52.81 (#1 Titan) Eric Lewis.................6th...........Shot Put...... 44-9 (#11 Titan) Eric Lewis.................6th............. Weight... 51-4.25 (#7 Titan) Top 10 Finishes / PR’s: Alex Harris....................7th................. 5000m.......... 14:56.84 Ja’Quan Patterson..........7th......... Triple Jump................ 45-1 Anthony Donald...........7th..........Heptathlon............... 4,141 Ryan Ayala....................9th................. 3000m............ 8:45.45 Floyd Hoskin..............10th......... Triple Jump............. 44-7.5 Bob Radlich................11th.....................Mile............ 4:19.85 Bob Radlich................12th................... 800m............ 1:55.80 Kevin Smalley..............13th................... 800m............ 1:58.12 Edwin Gay..................13th................. 3000m............ 8:54.25 Chris Smalley..............19th.....................Mile............ 4:28.40 Erik Westbrook...........19th................. 5000m.......... 16:01.78 Martin Nelkie..............20th................. 3000m............ 9:08.87

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* - Highest Score Since 2003

^ - UDM Record

Horizon League Runner-Up (All-HL Second Team) Lesley Hanna..............................200m......................... 21.52 Aviram Campbell.................... 110mH......................... 14.67 4x100 Relay..............................4x100........................... 41.45^ (V. Landrum, L. Hanna, C. Anthony, E. Cleary) ^ - UDM Record

UDM Scorers: Vince Lefler.............. 3rd......... 400mH........53.65 (#5 Titan) Ja’Quan Patterson..... 3rd....Long Jump..................... 22-7.25 Taylor Hennrick....... 3rd..... Decathlon........6,192 (#1 Titan) 4x400........................ 3rd............ 4x400...................... 3:17.59 Eric Lewis................ 4th....... Hammer..... 167-10 (#5 Titan) Matt Mahler............. 5th.............800m...................... 1:53.00 Matt Mahler............. 5th...........1500m.....3:54.16 (#4 Titan) Aviram Campbell..... 5th......... 400mH........54.32 (#6 Titan) Ja’Quan Patterson..... 5th...Triple Jump.... 46-3.25 (#3 Titan) Earnest Cleary.......... 6th.............100m......................... 10.94 Vushaun Landrum.... 6th....Long Jump..................... 21-4.75 Top 10 Finishes / PR’s: Charles Anthony ..........7th.............100m..................... 11.03 Joe Raffin.......................7th.............400m..................... 49.60 Alex Harris....................7th........10,000m................ 31:41.37 Steven Ivanics................7th..........110mH..................... 15.18 Anthony Donald...........7th..........400mH..................... 54.48 Vushaun Landrum.........9th.............200m..................... 22.24 Bob Radlich..................9th...........1500m.................. 4:02.87 Edwin Gay....................9th.......... Steeple................ 10:04.92 Charles Anthony.........10th.............200m..................... 22.44 Alex Harris..................10th...........5000m................ 15:20.18 Martin Nelkie..............10th........10,000m................ 32:19.10 Brian Brooks...............10th..........400mH..................... 59.16 Brian Greenhoe...........10th.......... Steeple................ 10:06.16 Eric Lewis...................10th........Shot Put...................... 40-2 Eric Westbrook...........13th........10,000m................ 33:17.88 Brian Brooks...............15th..........110mH..................... 16.18

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Horizon League Champions (All-HL First Team) Vushaun Landrum.......................100m ...................... 10.63^ Lesley Hanna..............................400m......................... 47.28 ^ - UDM Record

Horizon League Runner-Up (All-HL Second Team) Lesley Hanna..............................200m......................... 21.52 Aviram Campbell.................... 110mH......................... 14.67 4x100 Relay..............................4x100........................... 41.45^ (V. Landrum, L. Hanna, C. Anthony, E. Cleary) ^ - UDM Record

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UDM Top 10 Marks 110m Hurdles Tom Grant................ 14.66.......... 2004 Aviram Campbell...... 14.67.......... 2011 Angelo Finnie........... 14.74.......... 2003 Jamell Humphrey.....14.74c.......... 1992 Ken Riley................... 14.76.......... 1996 Eric Christy............... 15.09.......... 2005 Steven Ivanics............ 15.11.......... 2011 Jeff Robertson............ 15.12.......... 1993 Maurice Wilson........ 15.14.......... 1996 Taylor Hennrick........ 15.14.......... 2011

Lesley Hanna holds the school record in the 200, 300, and 400m. 60m Earnest Cleary............ 6.83i.......... 2010 Vushaun Landrum...... 6.85i.......... 2011 Earle Lloyd................. 6.91i.......... 1984 Deonte Osayande....... 7.04i.......‘09-’10 Angelo Finnie............ 7.06i.......... 2003 Tim Wawernia........... 7.07i.......... 2003 Charles Anthony........ 7.14i.......... 2011 Lesley Hanna............. 7.15i.......... 2010 Daryl Rankin.............. 7.16i.......... 1995 Akil Goodman........... 7.19i.......... 2000 60m Hurdles Ken Riley.................... 8.17i.......... 1996 Angelo Finnie............ 8.18i.......... 2003 Earle Lloyd................. 8.21i.......... 1985 Aviram Campbell....... 8.33i.......... 2011 Tom Grant................. 8.36i.......‘05-’07. Maurice Wilson.......... 8.38i.......... 1995 Jamell Humphrey....... 8.41i.......... 1992 Vince Lefler................ 8.48i.......... 2010 Eric Christy................ 8.51i.......... 2006 Randy Lagrou............. 8.59i.......... 1999 100m Vushaun Landrum..... 10.63.......... 2011 Earnest Cleary........... 10.66.......... 2009 Deonte Osayande...... 10.89.......... 2010 Taylor Hennrick........ 10.97.......... 2011 Charles Anthony....... 11.03.......... 2011 Darryl Rankin........... 11.04.......... 1998 Brian Hynous............ 11.05.......... 1994 Angelo Finnie........... 11.12.......... 2002 Jason Manns.............. 11.14.......... 2001 Bobby Branch............ 11.23.......... 2005

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200m Lesley Hanna............ 21.07.......... 2011 Wally Gruber..............21.6y.......... 1948 Vushaun Landrum..... 21.74.......... 2010 Eric McKeon............. 21.80.......... 1998 Jack Szczepaniuk....... 21.96.......... 2000. James Shorter.............22.0y.......... 1959 Earnest Cleary........... 22.09.......... 2009 Deonte Osayande...... 22.10.......... 2010 Darryl Rankin........... 22.14.......... 1997 Andras Lukacs........... 22.15.......... 2003 300m Lesley Hanna........... 34.41i.......... 2009 Eric McKeon.............. 35.2i.......... 1994 Eric Christy.............. 35.55i.......... 2006 Mark Risch................. 35.7i.......... 1998. Ken Riley.................... 35.8i.......... 1998. Ryan Byrne............... 36.04i.......... 2004 Jamell Humphrey....... 36.1i.......... 1992 Joe Raffin.................. 36.32i.......... 2011 John LaRocca........... 36.35i.......... 2008 Vince Lefler.............. 36.38i.......... 2011 400m Lesley Hanna............ 46.72.......... 2011 Eric McKeon............. 47.31.......... 1998 Jack Szczepaniuk...... 47.84i.......... 2001 Mark Risch................ 48.12.......... 1998 Wally Gruber..............48.4y.......... 1948 Joe Raffin.................. 48.65i.......... 2011 Andras Lukacs........... 48.83.......... 2001 Eric Christy.............. 48.90i.......... 2006 Paul Maloney.............49.1y.......... 1960 Deonte Osayande...... 49.24.......... 2010 400m Hurdles Mark Risch................ 51.25.......... 1998 Ryan Byrne................ 52.27.......... 2008 Jeff Robertson............ 52.90.......... 1996 Eric Christy............... 53.44.......... 2006 Vince Lefler............... 53.65.......... 2011 Aviram Campbell...... 54.32.......... 2011

Anthony Donald....... 54.48.......... 2011 Ken Riley................... 55.23.......... 1996 Eli Kafer.................... 55.42.......... 2007 600m Jack Szczepaniuk... 1:20.39i.......... 2000 Marcus Davis........ 1:20.93i.......... 2006 Jeff Robertson........ 1:21.07i.......... 1995 Alex McLean........ 1:21.30i.......... 1994 Ryan Byrne............ 1:21.92i.......... 2005 Mark Risch............ 1:22.20i.......... 1996 Alex Gould............ 1:22.32i.......... 2010 Eric Christy........... 1:22.51i.......... 2009 Lesley Hanna........ 1:22.57i.......... 2011 Eric McKeon........... 1:22.7i.......... 1995 800m Jack Szczepaniuk.... 1:49.77.......... 2004 Corey Stedman....... 1:51.56.......... 1999 Marcus Davis......... 1:52.62.......... 2006 Jaymi Dumper........ 1:52.72.......... 2001 Matt Mahler.......... 1:52.81i.......... 2011 Alex Gould............. 1:54.36.......... 2010 Ciaran Carter........... 1:54.5.......... 2000 Bob Radlich........... 1:54.56.......... 2010 Art Maskery............1:54.6y.......... 1960 Matt Dow.............. 1:55.05.......... 1989 1000m Matt Dow............. 2:27.60i.......... 1990 Matt Mahler.......... 2:29.15i.......... 2011 Jaymi Dumper....... 2:30.10i.......... 1998 Corey Stedman...... 2:30.17i.......... 1998 Alex Gould............ 2:30.19i.......... 2010 Dan Zinser............ 2:30.81i.......... 2006 Tom Jacobs............ 2:31.41i.......... 1998 James Murray........ 2:32.25i.......... 1991 Andrew Hayner..... 2:32.51i.......... 2008 Kevin Smalley........ 2:32.92i.......... 2010 1,500m Corey Stedman....... 3:50.98.......... 1999 Guy Murray........... 3:52.21.......... 1989 Patrick Liederbach.. 3:52.80.......... 2010 Matt Mahler........... 3:54.16.......... 2011 Alex Gould............. 3:54.74.......... 2010 Dan Zinser............. 3:55.39.......... 2006 Tom Jacobs............... 3:56.5.......... 1997 Matt Dow............... 3:57.4i.......... 1990 Andrew Hayner...... 3:58.68.......... 2008 Jeff Keith................ 3:59.96.......... 1995 i - indoor c - converted from hand-time y - ran on yard track

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UDM Top 10 Marks 5,000m Patrick Liederbach.. 14:32.85.......... 2009 Chris McPhee..... 14:42.11i.......... 2000 Mead Goedert..... 14:46.00i.......... 2006 Guy Murray........ 14:49.06i.......... 1989 Ken Dubois........... 14:51.0i.......... 1988 Alex Harris.......... 14:56.84i.......... 2011 Andrew Hayner...... 15:21.0.......... 2008 Nick Zerweck....... 15:22.47.......... 2003 Ryan Ayala.......... 15:22.77i.......... 2010 James Furkis.......... 15:24.9i.......... 1999

Sinisa Simic’s 9:32.29 run in the steeplechase broke the Titan record held by current head coach Guy Murray. Mile Patrick Liederbach.. 4:09.64i.......... 2011 Corey Stedman........ 4:10.3i.......... 1998 Alex Gould............ 4:11.85i.......... 2010 Guy Murray.......... 4:12.99i.......... 1989 Dan Zinser............ 4:14.37i.......... 2006 William Daly............ 4:16.6.......... 1935 Jaymi Dumper....... 4:18.09i.......... 2001 Tom Jacobs............ 4:18.81i.......... 1999 Ken DuBois.......... 4:18.91i.......... 1988 Matt Dow............... 4:19.4i.......... 1990 3,000m Patrick Liederbach.. 8:22.47i.......... 2009 Mead Goedert....... 8:30.06i.......... 2006 Guy Murray............ 8:30.1i.......... 1989 Chris McPhee....... 8:31.54i.......... 2001 Alex Harris............ 8:40.47i.......... 2011 Matt Hoo.............. 8:43.60i.......... 2002 Ryan Ayala............ 8:45.45i.......... 2011 Andrew Hayner..... 8:45.73i.......... 2008 Corey Stedman...... 8:46.39i.......... 1997 Dan Zinser............ 8:46.63i.......... 2006 Steeplechase Sinisa Simic............ 9:32.29.......... 2005 Guy Murray............. 9:43.8.......... 1988 Chris McPhee........ 9:46.31.......... 1998 Jeff Keith................ 9:46.41.......... 1997 Kevin Smalley......... 9:48.61.......... 2010 Jeff Doyle................ 9:51.01.......... 1996 Zack Bolton........... 9:52.22.......... 2006 Adam Mancini....... 9:56.40.......... 2002 Edwin Gay........... 10:00.03.......... 2011 Brian Greenhoe.... 10:06.16.......... 2011

10,000m Chris McPhee...... 30:33.13.......... 2000 Mead Goedert...... 31:15.00.......... 2005 James Furkis........... 31:33.2.......... 1998 Alex Harris........... 31:34.51.......... 2011 Jon Hans............... 31:47.18.......... 2005 Martin Nelkie....... 32:19.10.......... 2011 Alex Vanias........... 32:25.59.......... 2010 Ryan Ayala........... 32:48.56.......... 2009 Nick Zerweck....... 32:56.32.......... 2005 Mike Astalos.......... 32:57.6.......... 1993 4x100M Relay Landrum, Hanna, Anthony, Cleary........ 41.45............. ‘11 Osayande, Landrum, Jones, Cleary.............. 41.88............. ‘10 Finnie, Szczepaniuk, Manns, Lukacs.......... 42.04............. ‘01 Hanna, Landrum, Jones, Cleary.............. 42.33............. ‘09 Landrum, Hanna, Osayande, Cleary....... 42.49............. ‘11 Landrum, Hanna, Osayande, Cleary....... 42.72............. ‘09 Osayande, Branch, Jones, Cleary.............. 42.75............. ‘08 Hynous, Johnson, McKeon, Robertson.. 42.76............. ‘94 LaRocca, Landrum, Jones, Cleary.............. 42.77............. ‘09 Rankin, Otten, McKeon, O’Callaghan.42.94............. ‘96 4x400m Relay McKeon, Risch, Hynous, Robertson.. 3:13.57 . .......... ‘94 McKeon, Stedman, Risch, Robertson.... 3:13.84 . .......... ‘96 Kafer, Davis, Christy, Byrne......... 3:14.85............. ‘05 McKeon, Imber, Risch, Robertson.... 3:15.29 . .......... ‘96

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UDM Top 10 Marks Triple Jump Angelo Finnie..........50-4.5.......... 2003 Paul Caraballo...........46-11.......... 1995 Ja’Quan Patterson.. 46-3.25i.......... 2011 Floyd Hoskin..........45-1.5i.......... 2011 Ken Riley..................44-5.5.......... 1996 Nick Wolfram..........44-3.5.......... 2002 Tom Grant...............44-0.5.......... 2003 Eric Upp.................43-4.25.......... 1994 Rob Uschold................42-7.......... 1985 Todd Otten............42-5.25.......... 1996

Angelo Finne leaped his way to school records in the long and triple jump. High Jump Paul Caraballo...............7-3.......... 1997 Angelo Finnie...............6-8.......... 2003 Lesley Hanna...........6-6.25.......... 2011 Canonchet Neves..........6-6.......... 1991 Kevin O’Callaghan.......6-5i.......... 1995 Randy Lagrou...............6-4i.......... 1997 Billy Franzel............6-2.75i.......... 2004 Paul Whiting.................6-2.......... 1999 Richard Vandenberg......6-1.......... 1950 Gino Sovran..................6-1.......... 1946 Pole Vault Ramy Sulaiman........13-1.5.......... 2005 Bernard Archer...........13-0i.......... 1947 Dick Anderson............12-6.......... 1958 Steve Pawlowski.......12-5.5.......... 2004 Robert Mroski.............12-4.......... 1961 Paul Deschamps..........12-0.......... 1946 Taylor Hennrick.....11-3.25.......... 2011 Richard Vandenburg....10-6.......... 1950 Anthony Donald........9-8.5.......... 2011 Long Jump Angelo Finnie............24-7i.......... 2003 Dan Watkins............24-4.5.......... 1959 Tom Grant..................23-4.......... 2006 Ja’Quan Patterson....23-2.5i.......... 2011 Vushaun Landrum....22-8.5.......... 2010 Paul Caraballo.........22-6.5i.......... 1995 Floyd Hoskin........22-5.75i.......... 2011 Stan Wright..............22-4.5.......... 1931 Todd Otten..............22-2.5.......... 1996 Eric Upp.....................22-1i . ....... 1995

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Shot Put Matt Groh................57-3.5.......... 2003 Jay Jubenville.........52-1.25i.......... 2000 Bryan Grider...........50-9.5i.......... 2002 Adam Mayhew.......50-6.25.......... 2008 Hady Rahman.............48-7.......... 2005 Shawn Andersen...48-0.75i.......... 2000 Mike DeMattia........47-7.5.......... 1950 Guy Diakow...........47-0.25.......... 2003 Brett Czubaj...........46-4.75.......... 1995 Larry Grezak...............45-3.......... 1997

Larry Grezak.............142-9.......... 1997 Jay Jubenville...........136-10.......... 1999 Dave Elenich.............136-4.......... 1995 Matt Groh.................136-3.......... 2000 Javelin Old Implement Don Nufer..............197-2.5.......... 1950 Harry Hansen............175-1.......... 1934 Leroy Graziotti..........160-4.......... 1946 Weight Throw Bryan Grider..........56-11.5.......... 2002 Matt Groh................56-7.5.......... 2002 Guy Diakow.............54-5.5.......... 2001 Melvin Cross...............54-1.......... 2007 Adam Mayhew.........54-0.5.......... 2009 Larry Grezak..........52-3.75.......... 1997 Eric Lewis..............51-4.25.......... 2011 Kelvin Cousins.......51-1.75.......... 2006 Jay Jubenville............50-4.5.......... 1999 Paul Stradtner..............46-4.......... 2005

Discus Matt Groh.................181-1.......... 2003 Bryan Grider.............177-0.......... 2002 Larry Grezak.............161-3.......... 1997 Adam Mayhew........159-10.......... 2008 Brian Richotte...........153-4.......... 2003 Guy Diakow..............153-1.......... 2003 Len Flatley................153-0.......... 1963 Dave Elenich.............149-4.......... 1997 Jay Jubenville.............148-7.......... 1999 Eric Lewis.................143-4.......... 2011 Hammer Throw Matt Groh.................190-0.......... 2003 Guy Diakow..............176-6.......... 2003 Adam Mayhew..........175-5.......... 2008 Bryan Grider...........167-11.......... 2002 Eric Lewis...............167-10.......... 2011 Melvin Cross.............164-5.......... 2006 Larry Grezak.............163-5.......... 1997 Brian Richotte...........156-4.......... 2003 Jay Jubenville.............143-6.......... 1999 Kelvin Cousins..........143-0.......... 2006 Javelin Jeff Masserang...........162-1.......... 2003 Brian Richotte...........153-6.......... 2003 Brian Walser..............145-8.......... 2004 Brett Czubaj..............144-8.......... 1995 Guy Diakow.........143-5.75.......... 2001 Adam Mayhew..........143-5.......... 2007

Matt Groh holds the school record in the shot put, discus and hammer throw. Pentathlon Taylor Hennrick....... 3,122i.......... 2011 Anthony Donald...... 3,022i.......... 2011 Heptathlon Taylor Hennrick........ 4,386.......... 2011 Anthony Donald....... 4,141.......... 2011 Decathlon Taylor Hennrick........ 6,192.......... 2011 Brandon Massey........ 3,272.......... 2004

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55 Meters:................Earle Lloyd.....................6.39....... 1987 60 Meters:........... Earnest Cleary.....................6.83....... 2010 200 Meters:...........Lesley Hanna...................21.47....... 2011 300 Yards:..............Eric McKeon.....................31.7....... 1996 300 Meters:...........Lesley Hanna...................34.41....... 2009 400 Meters:... ..Jack Szczepaniuk.................47.84o....... 2001 400 Meters:...........Lesley Hanna...................46.92....... 2011 500 Meters:..........Jeff Robertson..............1:03.32o....... 1994 600 Yards:..............Eric McKeon................1:14.20....... 1996 600 Meters:..... Jack Szczepaniuk................1:20.39....... 2000 800 Meters:...........Marcus Davis..............1:53.69o....... 2006 800 Meters:............Matt Mahler................1:52.81....... 2011 1000 Meters:..... ..Matthew Dow..............2:27.60o....... 1990 1000 Meters:......Corey Stedman................2:30.17....... 1998 1500 Meters:...........Guy Murray................3:55.7o....... 1989 1500 Meters:....... Matthew Dow..................3:57.4....... 1990 Mile:..................Corey Stedman..................4:10.3....... 1998 3000 Meters:.......Pat Liederbach................8:22.47....... 2009 2 Mile:..................... Ken Dubois..................9:07.1....... 1988 5000 Meters:.......Pat Liederbach............14:37.51o....... 2009 5000 Meters:.......Pat Liederbach...............14:41.78....... 2009 55 Meter Hurdles:......Ken Riley.....................7.51....... 1999 60 Meter Hurdles:......Ken Riley.....................8.17....... 1996 High Jump:......... Paul Caraballo............. .........7-1....... 1995 Pole Vault:........ Ramy Sulaiman................. 13-1.5....... 2005 Long Jump:..........Angelo Finnie............ .....24-7.5....... 2003 Triple Jump:........Angelo Finnie........... ....49-5.75....... 2002 Shot Put:................... Matt Groh............. .......57-1....... 2002 Weight:................. Bryan Grider........... ....56-11.5....... 2002 Heptathlon:..... Taylor Hennrick...................4,386....... 2011 4x200 Meter Relay:......................................1:31.3....... 2009 Lesley Hanna, Earnest Cleary, Sam Jones, Deonte Osayande 4x400 Meter Relay:..................................3:17.67o....... 2009 John LaRocca, Eric Christy, Deonte Osayande, Lesley Hanna 4x400 Meter Relay:....................................3:15.88....... 2011 Joe Raffin, Vince Lefler, Matt Mahler, Lesley Hanna Mile Relay:...............................................3:18.44o....... 1997 Ken Riley, Chris Imber, Mark Risch, Eric McKeon 4x800 Meter Relay:....................................7:51.70....... 1998 Jeff Keith, Tom Jacobs, Jaymi Dumper, Adam Mancini Distance Medley Relay:.............................9:57.48....... 2011 Matt Mahler, Joe Raffin, Chris Smalley, Pat Liederbach

55 Meters:................Akil Goodman................6.63....... 2000 60 Meters:................ Earnest Cleary................7.01....... 2008 55 Meter Hurdles:........... Ken Riley................7.58....... 1996 60 Meter Hurdles:........... Ken Riley................8.17....... 1996 200 Meters:................ Eric McKeon............22.07o....... 1994 200 Meters:................ Eric McKeon..............22.24....... 1994 300 Yards.:........Delbert Hutchisson................32.8....... 1986 300 Meters:................Lesley Hanna..............35.21....... 2008 400 Meters:.... ......Jack Szczepaniuk............47.93o....... 2000. 400 Meters:... .......Jack Szczepaniuk .............49.21....... 1999 600 Yards:...................Alex McLean...........1:15.60....... 1992 600 Meters:... .......Jack Szczepaniuk...........1:20.39....... 2000 800 Meters:................Marcus Davis...........1:56.22....... 2005 1000 Meters:........... Corey Stedman.........2:31.99o....... 1995. 1000 Meters:........... Corey Stedman.............2:33.8....... 1995 1500 Meters:................Guy Murray...........4:04.10....... 1986 Mile:........................... Matt Mahler.........4:20.28o....... 2008 Mile:................................Matt Hoo...........4:22.56....... 2001 3000 Meters:.............Chris McPhee...........8:42.57....... 1998 2 Mile:...................Tom Zakrzewski...........9:39.00....... 1984 5000 Meters:.............Chris McPhee.........15:30.47....... 1998 High Jump:...............Paul Caraballo............... 6-10....... 1993 Long Jump:...............Angelo Finnie.......... 23-2.75....... 2000 Triple Jump:.............Angelo Finnie............... 46-8....... 2000 Shot Put:........................ Matt Groh.......... 51-10.5....... 1999 Weight:.......................... Matt Groh............ 52-0.5....... 1999 4x200 Meter Relay:.....................................1:36.80....... 1995 Robert Lemasters, Kevin O’Callaghan, Dan Waters, Todd Otten 4x400 Meter Relay:....................................3:30.20....... 2005 Eric Christy, Kyle Lawson, Andrew Hayner, Marcus Davis Distance Medley Relay:...........................10:44.60....... 2008 Matt Mahler, Lesley Hanna, Kevin Smalley, Ryan Ayala

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100 Meters:......... Vushaun Landrum...............10.63.... 2011 200 Meters:.................. Wally Gruber............... 21.6y.... 1948 400 Meters:..................Lesley Hanna...............47.25.... 2009 800 Meters: ...........Jack Szczepaniuk............1:49.77.... 2004 1500 Meters: ........... Corey Stedman............3:50.98.... 1999 Mile:.......................... Pat Liederbach ...........4:13.68.... 2009 3000 Meters:.................. Guy Murray..............8:33.5.... 1988 5000 Meters: ............Pat Liederbach .........14:32.85.... 2009 10,000 Meters: . ........ Chris McPhee..........30:33.13.... 2000 110 Meter Hurdles: ........Tom Grant...............14.66.... 2004 400 Meter Hurdles: ....... Mark Risch...............51.25.... 1998 Steeplechase:................. Sinisa Simic............9:32.29.... 2005 High Jump:............... Paul Caraballo.................. 7-3.... 1997 Pole Vault:...............Ramy Sulaiman............. 12-7.5.... 2004 Long Jump:................. Angelo Finnie............. 24-5.5.... 2002 Triple Jump:............... Angelo Finnie............. 50-4.5.... 2003 Shot Put:.......................... Matt Groh............. 57-3.5.... 2003 Discus:............................. Matt Groh.............. 181-1.... 2003 Javelin:........................Jeff Masserang.............. 162-1.... 2003 Hammer:......................... Matt Groh.............. 190-0.... 2003 Decathlon: ............ Taylor Hennrick...............6,192.... 2004 4x100 Meter Relay: . ........................................41.45.... 2011 Vushaun Landrum, Lesley Hanna, Charles Anthony, Earnest Clearly 4x200 Meter Relay: . .....................................1:28.70.... 2009 Vushaun Landrum, Joe LaRocca, Samuel Jones, Earnest Cleary 4x400 Meter Relay:.......................................3:13.57.... 1994 Eric McKeon, Mark Risch, Brian Hynous, Jeff Robertson Sprint Medley Relay: . ..................................3:26.50.... 1996 Brian Hynous, Darryl Rankin, Mark Risch, Corey Stedman 4x800 Meter Relay:.......................................7:43.20.... 2000 Jaymi Dumper, Jack Szczepaniuk, Adam Mancini, Ciran Carter Distance Medley Relay:..............................10:02.03.... 1998 Tom Jacobs, Mark Risch, Eric McKeon, Corey Stedman 4x1500 Meter Relay: . .................................16:09.96.... 1998 Tom Jacobs, Jeff Keith, Chris McPhee, Corey Stedman y- yard distance run

100 Meters: ...... ...Vushaun Landrum................10.70.... 2009 200 Meters: .........Vushaun Landrum................21.76.... 2009 400 Meters:.................. Eric McKeon................47.49.... 1994 800 Meters:............Jack Szczepaniuk...............1:52.9.... 2000 1500 Meters: . ........... Pat Liederbach.............3:56.17.... 2008 3000 Meters:...............Chris McPhee.............8:55.5e.... 1998 3200 Meters:...............Chris McPhee.............9:34.80.... 1998 5000 Meters: ............. Pat Liederbach.............15:02.9.... 2008 10,000 Meters:.................... Jon Hans.............31:47.2.... 2005 110 Meter Hurdles:........... Ken Riley................14.76.... 1996 400 Meter Hurdles: ....... Ryan Byrne................53.08.... 2004 Steeplechase:..............Chris McPhee.............9:46.31.... 1998 High Jump:.................Paul Caraballo...................7-0.... 1993 Pole Vault:................Ramy Sulaiman..............12-7.5.... 2004 Long Jump:................. Angelo Finnie............ 23-8.75.... 2000 Triple Jump:............... Angelo Finnie.......... 45-11.25.... 2000 Shot Put:.......................... Matt Groh............ 52-8.25.... 1999 Discus:............................. Matt Groh...............159-9.... 1999 Javelin:........................Jeff Masserang...............159-0.... 2002 Hammer:.......................... Matt Groh...............159-7.... 1999 4x100 Meter:....................................................... 47.0.... 2003 Eli Kafer, Brandon Massey, Steve Pawlowsk, Adam Boncela 4x200 Meter:.....................................................1:37.3.... 1998 Paul Gotowko, Jason Makowski, Mike Whiting, Rich Domsic 4x400 Meter:...................................................3:22.53.... 2000 Ciaran Carter, Angelo Finnie, Akil Goodman, Jack Szczepaniuk Sprint Medley:...............................................3:41.60.... 1998 Ryan Call, Jason Makowski, Paul Gotowko, Jaymi Dumper w-wind aided- e-en-route mark

Senior Lesley Hanna holds the school record in the 400-meter dash.

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All-Time Indoor Champions All-Time Detroit Titan League Champions - Indoor Track and Field MCC / 1982-2001 Horizon League / 2002-Present

Men Individual: 8 Angelo Finnie 60mH- 01-mr, 02, 03-mr; Long Jump- 01, 02, 03-MR; Triple Jump- 01-mr, 03 8 Matt Groh Shot Put- 99, 00-mr, 02-mr, 03; Weight Throw- 99-mr, 00-mr, 02-mr, 03 4 Paul Caraballo High Jump- 95, 96; Long Jump- 96; Triple Jump- 96 4 Eric McKeon 200m- 97; 400m- 94, 96, 97 3 Jack Szczepaniuk 400m- 00, 01; 200m- 00 3 Lesley Hanna 400m- 09, 11-MR; 200m - 11 2 Tom Grant Long Jump- 05, 06 2 Jay Jubenville Shot Put- 98, Weight Throw- 98-mr- exhibition 2 Ken Riley 55mH- 96, 97 1 Earnest Cleary 60m- 10- MR 1 Guy Diakow Weight Throw- 01-mr 1 Matt Dow 1000m- 90-mr 1 Jamell Humphrey 55mH- 92 1 Bryan Grider Shot Put- 01 1 Chris McPhee 5000m- 01 1 Mark Risch 400m- 98 1 Vushaun Landrum 60m - 11 (MR- Meet Record- current... mr-Meet Record in winning) Jack Szczepaniuk Relay: Distance Medley 4x400m 4x800m

2001 2011 1994 1995 1996 1997 2000 2001 2011-MR 1989-mr

Ciaran Carter, Jack Szczepaniuk, Adam Mancini, Jaymi Dumper Matt Mahler, Joe Raffin, Chris Smalley, Patrick Liederbach Eric McKeon, Alex McLean, Eric Williams, Jeff Robertson Eric McKeon, Alex McLean, Mark Risch, Jeff Robertson Chris Imber, Brian Hynous, Eric McKeon, Mark Risch Ken Riley, Chris Imber, Mark Risch, Eric McKeon Chris Imber, Paul Gotowko, Jason McNatt, Jack Szczepaniuk Andras Lukacs, Ciaran Carter, Jaymi Dumper, Jack Szczepaniuk Joe Raffin, Vince Lefler, Matt Mahler, Lesley Hanna Mike Hadous, James Murray, Guy Murray, Matt Dow

Total Titles by Athlete: (Individual + Relay) - 2 or more 8- Angelo Finnie, Matt Groh, Eric McKeon 6- Jack Szczepaniuk 4- Paul Caraballo, Mark Risch, Lesley Hanna 3- Chris Imber, Ken Riley 2- Ciaran Carter, Matt Dow, Jaymi Dumper Tom Grant, Jay Jubenville, Alex McLean, Jeff Robertson, Matt Mahler, Joe Raffin Athlete in Single Event: 4- Matt Groh- Shot Put & Weight Throw; Eric McKeon- 4x400m 3- Angelo Finnie- 60mH & LJ; Eric McKeon- 400m; Chris Imber- 4x400m; Mark Risch- 4x400m 2- Paul Caraballo- HJ; Jack Szczepaniuk- 400m & 4x400m; Tom Grant- LJ; Ken Riley- 55m; Alex McLean- 4x400m; Jeff Robertson- 4x400m; Jack Szczepaniuk- 4x400m; Lesley Hanna - 400m Athlete in Single Year: 3- Paul Caraballo- ’96- HJ, LJ, TJ; Angelo Finnie- ’03- 60mH, LJ, TJ Total by Event: 8—400m 7—4x400m 6—60mH, Long Jump, Shot Put, Weight Throw 3—Triple Jump 2—200m, High Jump, Distance Medley Relay, 60m 1—1000m, 5000m, 4x800m

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1st Champion: 4x800m- 1989; Matt Dow- 1000m- 1990

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All-Time Outdoor Champions All-Time Detroit Titan League Champions- Outdoor Track and Field MCC Years- 1998-2001 Horizon League- 2002-Present

Men Individual: 11 Matt Groh Shot Put-99-mr, 02-mr, 03-mr; Discus- 99-mr, 00-mr, 02-mr, 03-MR; Hammer Throw- 99-mr, 00-mr, 02-mr, 03-mr 9 Angelo Finnie 110mH- 03; High Jump-00; Long Jump-00-mr,01,02,03-MR; Triple Jump-00-mr,01,03 5 Jack Szczepaniuk 200m-00; 400m-00,01; 800m-03,04 4 Tom Grant 110mH- 04; Long Jump-04, 05, 07 3 Ryan Byrne 400mH- 04-mr, 05-MR, 08 2 Earnest Cleary 100m-09,10 2 Eric McKeon 200m-98-mr; 400m- 98-mr 1 Guy Diakow Hammer Throw-01-mr 1 Jaymi Dumper 800m-01 1 Bryan Grider Discus-01 1 Mark Risch 400mH-98-mr 1 Daryl Rankin 100m-99 1 Sinisa Simic Steeplechase-07 1 Vushaun Landrum 100m-11 1 Lesley Hanna 400m-11 (MR- Meet Record- current... mr-Meet Record in winning)

Matt Groh

Relay: 4 x 100m

2000 2001-mr

Angelo Finnie, Jack Szczepaniuk, Paul Gotowko, Shawn Scott Angelo Finnie, Jack Szczepaniuk, Jason Manns, Andras Lukacs

4 x 400m

1998-mr 1999 2000

Eric McKeon, Chris Imber, Corey Stedman, Mark Risch Paul Gotowko, Jason Makowski, Corey Stedman, Jaymi Dumper Paul Gotowko, Jason McNatt, Jaymi Dumper, Jack Szczepaniuk

Total Titles by Athlete: (Individual + Relay) 2 or more 11- Angelo Finnie, Matt Groh 8- Jack Szczepaniuk 4- Tom Grant 3- Ryan Byrne, Paul Gotowko, Eric McKeon 2- Jaymi Dumper, Mark Risch, Corey Stedman Athlete in Single Event: 4- Angelo Finnie- Long Jump; Matt Groh- Discus, Hammer 3- Ryan Byrne- 400mH; Angelo Finnie-Triple Jump; Tom Grant- Long Jump; Matt Groh- Shot Put 2- Earnest Cleary- 100m; Jack Szczepaniuk- 400m & 800m Total by event: 7- Long Jump 5- Hammer, Discus 4- 400mH, 100m, 400m 3- 800m, Triple Jump, Shot Put , 4x400m 2- 200m, 110mH, 4x100m 1- Steeplechase, High Jump

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Outstanding Performances - Indoor Year 2011 2000 1996 1995

Outstanding Performer - Track Lesley Hanna Jack Szczepaniuk Paul Caraballo Paul Caraballo

Year 2003 2002 2001 2000

Outstanding Performer - Field Angelo Finnie Matt Groh Angelo Finnie Matt Groh

Year Newcomer of the Year - Track 2008 Earnest Cleary Year 2003 2000 1999 1998 1996 1995

Newcomer of the Year - Field Thomas Grant Angelo Finnie Matt Groh Jay Jubenville Jason Bedford Brett Czubaj

Year Coach of the Year 2000 Guy Murray 1996 Guy Murray

Paul Caraballo

ALL-TIME TOP 25 LEADING SCORERS - INDOOR SEASON Finnie Hanna Grant Groh Szczepaniuk Caraballo McKeon Landrum, V. Grider Cleary Diakow, G. Liederbach Byrne, R.

121.50 70.00 65.50 64.00 52.75 40.75 40.50 38.00 30.00 28.00 28.00 27.00 22.00

Most Points in One Meet: Angelo Finnie- 38 in 2003

Stedman Mayhew Risch Robertson Jubenville Christy, E. Riley Imber Lukacs McPhee Wilson Davis, M.

20.25 18.00 18.00 17.50 17.00 16.50 16.25 15.75 15.75 14.00 13.00 12.50

HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY MCC (1982-2001) - HORIZON LEAGUE (2002-PRESENT) Year

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

League Finish Second Fourth Fourth Sixth Sixth Sixth Fifth Sixth Third Third Second First Fourth Third Second

League Points 97 63 79 36 40 46 51 12.7 91 96 104 107 31 30 47.5

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League Finish

1996 First 1995 Second 1994 Fourth 1993 Fifth 1992 Fourth 1991 Fifth 1990 Fifth 1989 Fifth 1988 No League Meet 1987 No League Meet 1986 Fifth 1985 Fifth 1984 Fifth 1983 Seventh 1982 Fourth

League Points 56 73 32 14 10 2 6 6 N/A N/A 31 35 29 4 28

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Outstanding Performances - Outdoor Year Outstanding Performer - Track 1998 Eric McKeon Year 2003 2002 2001 2000

Outstanding Performer - Field Matt Groh Matt Groh Angelo Finnie Matt Groh

Year 2008 2004 2001 2000

Newcomer of the Year - Track Earnest Cleary Ryan Byrne Andras Lukacs Jack Szczepaniuk

Year 2003 2002 2000 1999

Newcomer of the Year - Field Brian Richote Jeff Masserang Angelo Finnie Matt Groh

Year Coach of the Year 2003 Guy Murray

Eric McKeon

Year Athlete of the Year 2003 Matt Groh

ALL-TIME TOP 25 LEADING SCORERS - OUTDOOR SEASON A. Finnie M. Groh T. Grant L. Hanna A. Mayhew J. Szczepaniuk R. Byrne B. Grider E. Cleary G. Diakow J. Jubenville V. Landrum S. Simic

136.75 104 86 58.5 52 50 48.5 48 35 31 25 20 19.5

Most Points in One Meet: Angelo Finnie- 43 in 2001

J. Dumper A. Lukacs P. Gotowko E. Kafer B. Richotte C. Stedman E. Christy P. Liederbach D. Rankin E. McKeon J. Manns John LaRocca

19 18 17.25 14.5 14 14 14 14 12 12 12 10

HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY MCC (1982-2001) - HORIZON LEAGUE (2002-PRESENT) Year

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2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

League Finish Fourth Fifth Fifth Fifth Fourth Sixth Fourth Fifth First Third Third Second Third Second

League Points 82 75 46 61 72 26 81 61 146 95 144 119 95.5 47.5

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Women’s Season Preview Head Coach Guy Murray is excited for the start of the season as his athletes will be transitioning into a veteran team. “We made progress last year with a team that was predominantly freshmen and sophomores,” Murray explained. “We will continue to build this team by making improvements each day. There will be many opportunities for people to step up and take a larger role. Hopefully they take advantage, as they become veterans.” SPRINTS Detroit welcomes back the veteran leadership of Sequoyia Calhoun to highlight the sprints group. Calhoun was a star on the team a year ago winning the 400-meter finals during both the indoor and outdoor season. “Sequoyia is a top level performer that can set the tone for this team,” Murray said. “Winning the 400-meter dash with quality times during the indoor and outdoor season was huge for us. She will be missed when her eligibility runs out after the indoor season.” Nikia Duncan and Nicole Meisner will each have a larger role coming into the season as the two split the team’s Most Improved Runner Award a year ago. “Nikia and Nicole each made good progress and we hope that they will score at the Horizon League meet this year,” Murray said. “Nikia was a top 10 HL finisher in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash, while Nicole made the HL outdoor 200-meter finals taking eighth overall.” Taylor Ragland, Lindsay Smetzler, and Elizabeth Arroyo are also returners who will look to score this season. Rounding out the group will be freshmen Malita Rutherford, Jacquelyne Zolynsky and Josephine Zolynsky. HURDLES The team’s Rookie of the Year during both the indoor and outdoor season highlights a talented group of hurdlers this year. Brandee Hart is a crossover to the sprints group as she made the 200-meter finals at the league meet as well as running in the 100-meter hurdle finals. “Brandee had a very good freshman year and we will need her to continue to run well,” Murray said. “Brandee’s experience will make her a better performer and we hope that she is one of our leading scorers this year.” Another hurdler that may take on a larger role is junior Olivia Smid. Smid scored at the HL meet last year, and she is coming off a very successful cross country season. “It will be interesting to see if Olivia’s endurance carries over to the track which would allow her to become a stronger runner,” Murray added. Rounding out this group is junior Sharonda Vesey and freshman Jasmine Greene. “Sharonda is yet another athlete that I believe is ready for a larger role now that she is entering her junior season,” Murray said. “I think that Jasmine Greene will be able to come in and help us right away.” MID-DISTANCE The loss of Kirstin Mooney hurts Detroit, yet Murray thinks that junior Sarah Martinez can fill the void. “We want Sarah to take a veteran role into this season,” Murray said. “She definitely has the ability to do that for us after showing potential in her first two seasons.” Rachel Hofsess also has the ability to contribute to this group although it won’t be at the start of the season as a cross country injury has sidelined her for the time being. With Hofsess on the mend it will be Shannon Marchant and Katie Weishaar stepping up for Detroit. Sara Taylor and the Zolynsky twins will also impact this group.

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DISTANCE Katrina Oberski will step into a veteran role for the distance group. “Katrina has improved over the last two seasons and we hope that she continues on this path,” Murray said. Newcomer Zeinab Baydoun had a very strong finish to the cross country season and also has experience in the steeplechase event which will benefit the Titans. “Zeinab was our top runner at the HL cross country meet, and we expect her to make an immediate impact with this group,” Murray said. JUMPS Susan Kalkstein and Whitney Rogers will be the top performers for the Titans in the horizontal jumps, while Stephanie Cuniberti will get a chance to score in the high jump. “Susan showed tremendous potential after a successful sophomore year, but it didn’t quite carry over to hear junior season,” Murray explained. “We hope that she puts it all together for her senior year.” Murray believes that Rogers will be more confident entering her junior after putting in hard work as a sophomore. “Whitney really improved a lot last year,” Murray explained. “She worked on her techniques and made great improvements.” Brianna Soule is another Titan that could contribute to this group if she is able to overcome some injury issues. “Bri is someone who has lots of potential,” Murray said. “She can make an impact when healthy.” Stephanie Cuniberti is Detroit’s high jump specialist. Cuniberti scored for the Titans during the indoor season and a year of collegiate jumping will only add to her experience. POLE VAULT Kayla Zauner will cover the pole vault event for the Titans. “Kayla learned a lot as a freshman and we hope that she can adjust and continue to improve,” Murray said. THROWS Lauren Berlin, Allyson Koglin and Stephanie Blanchard all return with a year of experience under their belts. “This group did a real nice job for us last year,” Murray said. “The year of experience with the collegiate implements can only help. The sophomore year is usually when you see nice improvements for throwers.” RELAYS The Titans have the chance to pick up some important points in multiple relay races this season. “We pose a large threat to the competition in the 4x400-meter relay, especially during the indoor season when we can have Sequoyia running as the anchor,” Murray said. “That race should be a lot of fun as we have a nice returning group to go along with some talented freshmen.” The 4x100 meter relay team will also be battling for points. “We should have a pretty good team with Nikia, Nicole, and Brandee coming back,” Murray explained. “We will just need to find that last leg to see how things come together.” MULTI Amanda Campbell will be joined by rookie Hanna Hunt to compete in the combined events. Campbell’s aim will be to score points at the HL meet, while Hunt could be in the mix due to her all-around athletic ability. OVERALL “I am optimistic for the year ahead,” Murray stated. “We have athletes steadily developing and ready to make their mark. The past few seasons we have had athletes make breakthroughs and this team has many candidates to be the next in line.”

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2011 Women’s Roster Name Elizabeth Arroyo Zeinab Baydoun Lauren Berlin Stephanie Blanchard Sequoyia Calhoun*** Amanda Campbell** Stephanie Cuniberti Nikia Duncan* Victoria Eger Jasmine Greene Brandee Hart Rachel Hofsess Hanna Hunt Susan Kalkstein** Allyson Koglin Shannon Marchant Sarah Martinez* Nicole Meisner Katrina Oberski* Taylor Ragland Whitney Rogers Malita Rutherford Lindsay Smetzler Olivia Smid* Brianna Soule Sara Taylor Sharonda Vesey* Katie Weishaar* Kayla Zauner Jacquelyne Zolynsky Josephine Zolynsky * - Denotes Letters Earned

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Hometown/High School Events Dearborn Heights, Mich./Divine Child Sprints Windsor, Ont./Massey Distance Linden, Mich./Linden Throws Port Hope, Mich./Harbor Beach Throws Belleville, Mich./Belleville Sprints Lockport, N.Y./Lockport Multi Macomb, Mich./Dakota Jumps Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta Sprints Buchanan, Mich./Buchanan Distance Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central Sprints Oak Park, Mich./Berkley Hurdles Milford, Mich./Milford Distance Hastings, Mich./Thornapple Kellogg Sprints New Kensington, Pa./Burrell Triple Jump/Sprints Port Hope, Mich./Port Hope Throws London, Ont./St. Thomas Aquinas Mid-Distance Grand Blanc, Mich./Flint Powers Mid-Distance Huntington Woods, Mich./Berkley Sprints Clyde, Mich./Port Huron Distance Columbus, Ohio/Whitehall-Yearling Sprints Flint, Mich./Hamady Jumps/Sprints Romulus, Mich./Romulus Sprints Clyde, Ohio/Clyde Sprints Ann Arbor, Mich./Whitmore Lake Hurdles/Jumps Grand Haven, Mich./Grand Haven Jumps Emmett, Mich./Yale Distance Westland, Mich./Romulus Hurdles Plymouth, Mich./Gabriel Richard Mid-Distance Fort Gratiot, Mich./Port Huron Nothern Pole Vault Northville, Mich./Farmington Mid-Distance Northville, Mich./Farmington Mid-Distance

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Sequoyia

CALHOUN Senior / Sprints / Belleville, Mich. Horizon League Champion: Indoor/Outdoor - 400m - 2011 Horizon League Runner-up: Outdoor - 400m - 2010 / 4x400m - 2011 2011 Outdoor: Won Team MVP Award... Horizon League 400m champion lowering her UDM record to 54.93... Anchored the 4x400m (3:52.40 #2 Titan) relay team to a runner-up finish... Ran a leg of the 4x100m (47.69 #3 Titan) team that finished fourth... Ran a 54.7 400m leg on the UDM Record setting Sprint Medley relay team (4:03.23) at the Drake Relays... Broke 56 for the first time running 55.80 at the Mt. SAC relays... Won the 400m (58.17) and 4x400m versus Oakland... Placed fifth in the 400m at the Colonial Relays (57.48). 2011 Indoor: Won Team MVP Award... Horizon League 400m champion, setting a UDM record (56.03)... 200m finalist at the HL Meet running 25.79 (PR) in prelim... Anchored the 4x400m (3:57.83 #2 indoor Titan) relay team to a fourth place finish... Took first at the GaREAT Collegiate Open with a time of 57.63... Lowered mark to 56.74 the next week at GVSU’s Big Meet... Set the UDM 300m record (40.94) for fifth at Windsor... Recorded her personalbest 60m time at the Simmons-Harvey Invite (8.01). 2010 Outdoor: Horizon League runner-up in the 400m... Became the first Titan to break 57.00 in the 400m (56.17)... Anchored both relay teams taking third in 4x400m and fourth in 4x100m... Won the 400m at the Oakland Dual in 58.74... Finished third at Hillsdale in the 400m clocking in at 57.55. 2010 Indoor: Broke the Detroit indoor 400m record with a time of 58.81 at Notre Dame... Ran a 57.97 at Grand Valley’s Big Meet... Set a personal best time at Windsor in the 300m clocking in at 41.99. 2009 Outdoor: Horizon League scorer taking sixth in 400m with personal best 57.31, and was lead-off leg on third place UDM record 4x400m (3:51.33) with split of 57.60... Also ran a leg of fifth place 4x100m... PRs of 57.49 in 400m and 26.01 200m at Hillsdale... Won 400m (58.60) versus Oakland. 2009 Indoor: Won team Coach’s Award... Broke 58 for the first time placing fourth at the Horizon League meet, just .03 off UDM indoor record, running 57.87 and ran lead-off leg on third place 4x400m... 400m PR of 58.40 to win division at Akron... Runner-up in 300m at Don Wright Team Challenge with 42.58 PR. 2008 Outdoor: Won team Rookie of the Year Award... Titan rookie record in 400m of 58.41 for eighth at the Horizon League Championships and earned her first appearance on varsity 4x400m aiding team to third place in 3:54.60, the second fastest Titan 4x400m ever... 59.7 for second in the 400m versus Oakland. High School: 2007 Michigan Division 1 400m qualifier and 2006 100m qualifier. Personal: Daughter of Donald and Sabrina Starks... Earned four varsity letters in track and field... Majoring in history.

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Career Marks: 60m - 8.01 - #11 Titan 200m - 25.79i - #14 Titan 300m - 40.94i - UDM Record 400m - 54.93 - UDM Record - 4 Varsity Letters -

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Amanda

CAMPBELL Senior / Multi / Lockport, N.Y. 2011 Outdoor: Did not compete. 2011 Indoor: Only competed in two meets due to injury. 2010 Outdoor: Season-best heptathlon score of 3,242 came at the Horizon League Championships (8th place)... Racked up 3,202 points in the heptathlon at the Oakland Dual that included a PR in the javelin (65-1). 2010 Indoor: Placed 11th at the Horizon League Championships in the pentathlon with a score of 2,588... Also tied for 11th in the high jump at the HL meet by clearing 4-10.25... Finished the HL meet by placing 15th in the 60mH in 10.48... Set a PR in the 60mH at the Grand Valley Holiday Open (10.06). 2009 Outdoor: Took ninth in Horizon League heptathlon with personal record score of 3,294... Heptathlon debut of 3,186 at Bucknell. 2009 Indoor: Ninth place in Horizon League pentathlon with Detroit rookie record of 2,661, which included her career-bests in 60mH (10.45), high jump (4-11), shot put (26-8.5) and 800m (2:36.76)... Also finished 15th in Horizon League high jump. High School: Finished fourth at the 2008 New York Section 6 Division 1 in the pentathlon after winning the 2007 and 2008 Niagara Frontier League Pentathlon Championship. Personal: Daughter of Diane and Dave Campbell... Earned three varsity letters in track and field... Majoring in biochemistry... Holds a GPA of 3.316.

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Career Marks: 60mH - 10.06 High Jump / 4-11 Heptathlon - 3,294 - #8 Titan Pentathlon - 2,661 - #2 Titan - Detroit Rookie Record -

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Susan

KALKSTEIN Senior / Jumps / New Kensington, Pa. Horizon League All-Academic: 2011 Outdoor - 2010 Indoor & Outdoor 2011 Outdoor: Took first place in the triple jump in the Oakland Dual with a mark of 35-9.25... Recorded her season-best triple jump distance of 36’8.5” at Hillsdale... Placed 11th in the triple jump at the Horizon League Championships (36-3.5). 2011 Indoor: Placed ninth in the triple jump with a distance of 36-4 at the Horizon League Championships... Recorded a season-best distance of 37-7.5 in the triple jump at the Silverston Invite. 2010 Outdoor: Honored with the team Student-Athlete Award... All triple jump performances were over her best from the 2009 season... Broke into Horizon League scoring with a fifth place finish in both the long and triple jump... Set a PR and moved into eighth place on the Titan Top 10 with a leap of 17-8 in the long jump... Just missed a PR in the triple jump at 37-9.25... Also ran the first leg of the 4x100m at the HL meet... Helped the relay team finish fourth in 49.02... Opened the season as runner-up at Cincinnati with a mark of 37-4.5 in the triple jump... Set a career-best mark of 37-9.5 in the triple jump at Bucknell (3rd place)... The mark moves her to second on the Titan Top 10 list... Set a new facility record in the triple jump with a first place finish at the Oakland Dual (37-5.75)... Also ran the first leg of the 4x100m relay that won in a time of 49.66... Lowered her 400m PR at EMU with a time of 1:01.15 (13th place)... Took third place at the Hillsdale Relays with a triple jump mark of 36-9. 2010 Indoor: Won triple jump (35-3) at Grand Valley’s Holiday Open... Tuned up for the Horizon League meet with a third place finish in the triple jump (36-7) at the Silverston Invite... Just missed scoring in both the long and triple jump at the HL Championships... Placed ninth with a leap of 17-3 in the long jump, while taking seventh in the triple jump (37-4). 2009 Outdoor: Won team’s Rookie of the Year award... Horizon League finalist in triple jump taking seventh with best jump of 35-10... Also ran leg of fifth place 4x100m and placed 15th in long jump... Runner-up in both triple jump competitions on Titan Track with leaps of 34-10 each time... 61.39 400m best at EMU. 2009 Indoor: Won team’s Rookie of the Year award... Horizon League triple jump finalist finishing eighth at 34-11 and placed 15th in long jump... Triple jump finalist at Michigan Intercollegiate placing seventh at 35-1... 35-5 triple jump mark at Silverston Invite for second... 16-8.5 long jump best to win dual versus Valparaiso. High School: 2008 Pennsylvania Class AA triple jump 12th- place finish and 4x400m qualifier... Also helped her school’s 4x400m to a fifth-place tally at the 2007 Pennsylvania Class AA. Personal: Daughter of Carol and Richard Kalkstein... Earned three varsity letters in track and field... Majoring in English Literature... Holds a GPA of 3.98.

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Career Marks: 400m - 61.15 Long Jump - 17-8 / #8 Titan Triple Jump - 37-9.5 / #2 Titan - 3 Varsity Letters -

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Nikia

DUNCAN Junior / Sprints / Murrieta, Calif. 2011 Outdoor: Had a big weekend in her native California setting personal records in 100m (12.54) and 200m (25.81) at the Bryan Clay Invite... Lowered her 100m PR to 12.47 at the Beach Invite... Ran a 25.92 200m at the Beach Invite... Set a PR in the 200m the next week at EMU with a time of 25.67... Ran a 200m leg on the UDM Record Sprint Medley relay team at the Drake Relays (4:03.23)... Ran the lead-off leg of the 4x100 meter relay at the HL Championships helping the team place fourth (47.69 #3 Titan)... Finished 10th in both 100m (12.53) and 200m (26.04). 2011 Indoor: Earned the team’s Most Improved Award... Set a personal record at the HL Championships in the 60-meter dash clocking in 8.02... Came up with another personal record in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.79... Member of the UDM Record setting 4x200 meter relay team (1:45.61)... Opened the indoor season at Notre Dame with a time of 8.12 in the 60m and 26.84 in the 200m. 2010 Outdoor: Slow start to the season due to an injury... Finished strong as a member of the fourth place 4x100m relay team at the Horizon League Championships (49.02)... Finished 11th in the 100m at the HL meet clocking in a personal-best time of 12.86. 2010 Indoor: Made indoor debut with a pair of seventh place finishes at Notre Dame running 8.22 in the 60m, and 27.24 in 200m... Set her personal-best time in the 60m at the Horizon League Championships clocking in at 8.20 (14th place)... Just missed a PR in the 200 at the HL meet finishing in 27.31 (15th place). High School: Earned fifth in the 100m and sixth in the 200m at the Southwestern League finals as a senior... As a junior, was a member 4x400m team that competed at the California Interscholastic Federation championship. Personal: Daughter of Gale and Ted Duncan.... Earned two varsity letters in track and field.

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Career Marks: 60m - 8.02i - #12 Titan 100m - 12.47 - #8 Titan 200m - 25.67 - #9 Titan - 2 Varsity Letters -

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Shannon

MARCHANT Junior / Sprints / London, Ont. 2011: Injury shortened season... Competed just once finishing third in 600m at Macomb Opener running 1:46.84. 2010: Did not compete during the 2010 season due to injury. Personal: Daughter of Mary Lou Marchant... Majoring in nursing... Holds a GPA of 3.41

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Sarah

MARTINEZ Junior / Mid-Distance / Grand Blanc, Mich. 2011 Cross Country: Collegiate best time of 19:58 at Louisville... Placed 60th at the Horizon League championships‌ Finished 214th at the NCAA Regional. 2011 Outdoor: Runner-up in 800m (2:26.84) at the Oakland Dual... Horizon League finishes of 12th in 800m (2:24.96) and 17th in 1500m (5:18.78). 2011 Indoor: Ran 800m (2:24) leg of Horizon League sixth place Distance Medley (12:37.22 #7 Titan)... Finished 16th in the Mile and 27th in 3000m... Collegiate best time of 2:22.14 (800m) at the Silverston Invite. 2010 Cross Country: Earned second varsity letter finishing in the top seven during every race... Set collegiate-best time in the 5k at the Horizon League Championships (20:58 - 58th place)... Made NCAA Regional debut finishing 221st. 2010 Outdoor: Won 800m at the Oakland Dual in a photo finish (2:23.54)... Set a PR at EMU in the 1500m (5:08.32)... Ran a season-best 800m at the Horizon League Championships to place 14th (2:23.03)... Also finished 16th in the 1500m (5:24.27). 2010 Indoor: Set a PR in the 800m finishing in 2:22.45 at the Grand Valley Open... Ran the mile and the 800m at the Horizon League Championships... Took 12th place in the mile (5:37.85), and 18th in the 800m (2:27.20). 2009 Cross Country: Season-best 5k came at Louisville (20:49)... 24:54 6k PR at Bowling Green... 61st place finish at Horizon League Championships. High School: Ended her career as a two-time Division 2 cross country state qualifier as well as taking sixth in the 800m as a junior and ninth as a sophomore. Personal: Daughter of Cindy and Trinidad Martinez... Majoring in criminal justice... Holds a GPA of 3.09... Earned two varsity letters in track and field.

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Career Marks: 800m - 2:22.14i 1500m - 5:08.32 XC 5k - 19:58 XC 6k - 24:54 - 2 Varsity Letters -

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Katrina

OBERSKI Junior / Distance / Clyde, Mich. Horizon League All-Academic: 2011 Outdoor 2011 Cross Country: Set her 5k personal record at the National Catholics with a time of 19:25... Nearly reached that time again as she ran 19:27 at Louisville... Top Titan at Guelph running 19:44... Placed 33rd at the Horizon League Championships... Improved her NCAA Regional finish by 20 spots finishing 187th. 2011 Outdoor: Opened season with a 5000m PR of 19:07.56 at Colonial Relays... Lowered her time to 18:56.48 at Hillsdale... Set a personal record in the steeplechase clocking in at 12:17.31 at EMU... Improved her time to 12:07.31 at the Horizon League meet to take ninth. 2011 Indoor: Anchored the sixth place Horizon League Distance Medley relay team (12:37.22 #7 Titan) with a 5:22 1600m carry... Ran a personal best 10:45.76 in the 3000m to earn 12th place... Set a 5000m PR of 19:09.85 at Grand Valley’s Holiday Open... Set her Mile PR (5:26.76) at the Silverston Invite. 2010 Cross Country: Recorded her first sub-20 5k race at the Running Fit-Detroit Titan Invite... Finished 14th at the invite with a run of 19:57, a 29 second improvement from the previous year... Ran 19:42 at the Louisville Classic good enough for 78th place... Tied her personal 6k record at Penn State (24:06)... Placed 33rd at the Horizon League Championships finishing in 19:40... Ended year at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 24:53. 2010 Outdoor: The ninth Titan to complete a steeplechase taking third at the Oakland Dual (12:53.46)... 5000m best of 19:36.63... Took 21st place at the Horizon League Championships in the 5000m (19:41.24). 2010 Indoor: Ran lead-off 1200m leg of 4:01.5 on the fourth place distance medley relay team at the HL meet... Also finished 11th in the mile (5:29.69)... Additional PR’s include a 5:29.08 mile and an 11:12.20 in the 3000m. 2009 Cross Country: 20:09 season-best 5k at Louisville... 24:06 6k PR at Bowling Green... 42nd place finish at HL meet. High School: Division I state cross country qualifier. Personal: Daughter of Judith and Michael Oberski... Majoring in nursing... Holds a GPA of 3.84

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Career Marks: 3000m - 10:45.76i 5000m - 18:56.48 Steeple - 12:07.31 - #6 Titan XC 5k - 19:25 - 2 Varsity Letters -

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Taylor

RAGLAND Junior / Sprints / Columbus, Ohio. 2011 Outdoor: Made her collegiate debut in long jump at the EMU Twilight (16-8.5)... Recorded her collegiate best time in 200m (26.96)... Horizon League finishes of 15th in 100m (13.26) and 17th in 200m (28.39)... Reached 16-0.5 in the long jump at the HL Meet. 2011 Indoor: Collegiate best time of 8.25 in 60m at Silverston Invite... Ran her 200m season-best time of 28.99 at the Simmons-Harvey Invite. 2010 Outdoor: Did not compete. 2010 Indoor: 60m best of 8.33 at Bowling Green... 200m best of 28.28 at Grand Valley Open. High School: A Mid-State League 100m champion as a junior and an Ohio Division 2 100m state qualifier as a sophomore. Personal: Daughter of Felisa Ragland... Majoring in psychology.

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Whitney

ROGERS Junior / Jumps / Flint, Mich. 2011 Outdoor: Won the triple jump at the Lyle Bennett Open with personal-best distance of 36-0.25... Seasonbest distance in the long jump also came at the Bennett Open (16-9.25)... Took top honors in the long jump at the Oakland Dual (16-7.25)... Horizon League finalist in the 400m taking eighth overall running 61.70 in the prelim... Finished 14th in the long jump (16-7.25) and 15th in the triple jump (33-7.25). 2011 Indoor: Won team’s Most Improved Award... Opened the season at Notre Dame with her collegiate best mark of 16-11 in the long jump... Runner-up at the Macomb Open in both the long jump (17’1”) and triple jump (35-1)... Placed fifth in the long jump (17-6) and the triple jump (35-6.5) at the Chippewa Invite... Fouled out of both events at Horizon League meet. 2010 Outdoor: Did not compete. 2010 Indoor: Fifth place scorer at Don Wright Team Challenge in 300m (46.01)... Also made debut in the high jump clearing 4-9... Set PR in the 400m at Bowling Green (1:02.91). High School: A Division 3 long jump champion in 2008... Also ran on the 4x400m that took fourth that year and improved to second in 2009. Personal: Daughter of Roshelle Wells... A pre-med/biology major.

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Career Marks: 300m - 46.01i 400m - 61.70 Long Jump - 17-6i Triple Jump - 36-0.25 - #5 Titan - 1 Varsity Letter -

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Lindsay

SMETZLER Junior / Sprints / Sprints, Ohio. 2011 Outdoor: Placed third in the 400m with a season-best time of 64.14 at the Oakland Dual... 200m season-best was recorded at Toledo (28.93). 2011 Indoor: 400m season-best came at the Simmons-Harvey Invite (65.50). 2010 Outdoor: Did not compete. 2010 Indoor: Horizon League Championship finishes of 17th in 400m (64.68) and 22nd in 200m (29.06)... Set a PR in the 300m at Windsor finishing in 45.53. High School: An Ohio Division 2 400m regional scorer in 2007 and 2008. Personal: Daughter of Cathy and Jerry Smetzler... Majoring in business... Holds a GPA of 3.19

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Olivia

SMID Junior / Hurdles / Ann Arbor, Mich. 2011 Cross Country: Top five scorer in every race during her first collegiate season... Set her 5k PR (19:54) at the National Catholic Championships... Finished 201st at the NCAA Regional in her 6k debut (24:57)... Earned 44th place at the Horizon League championships. 2011 Outdoor: Earned the team Student-Athlete Award... Horizon League scorer in the 400mH finishing fifth with a season-best time of 65.21... Finished eighth in the high jump (5-1). 2011 Indoor: Horizon League finishes of 14th in 400m (61.38) and 22nd in 200m (27.78)... Set a personal record in the 300m with a time of 44.28 at Windsor. 2010 Outdoor: Won team Rookie of the Year honors... Made her 400mH debut at Cincinnati taking fifth in 1:06.29... Matched her PR in the high jump by clearing 5-0.25 to finish ninth... Lowered her PR in the 400mH at the Horizon League Championships with a 1:06.04 in the prelims, followed by a personal-best 1:05.20 in the finals (6th place)... Ran a 60.3 split on the third place 4x400m relay team. 2010 Indoor: Improved throughout the year and concluded with a solid Horizon League Championship meet earning three top-ten finishes... Ran a leg on the fifth place 4x400m relay team (4:05.97)... Set a PR in both the high jump (5-0.25) and the 400m (61.71) for ninth and 10th respectively. High School: Took seventh in the Division 3 300mH championship as a senior as well as tied for seventh in the high jump as a junior... She was also a high jump qualifier in 2009 and a 300mH qualifier in 2008. Personal: Daughter of Kelly and Robert Smid... Majoring in nursing... Holds a GPA of 3.42.

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Career Marks: 300m - 44.28i - #12 Titan 400mH - 65.20 - #7 Titan High Jump - 5-1 XC 5k - 19:54 - 2 Varsity Letters -

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Brianna

SOULE Junior / Jumps / Grand Haven, Mich. 2011 Outdoor: Returned to action competing four times in the long jump concluding with a 16th place finish at the Horizon League Meet (16-3.25). 2011 Indoor: Did not compete. 2010 Outdoor: Did not compete. 2010 Indoor: Year shortened by injury... Took third in the long jump at Grand Valley’s Holiday Open (16-6)... Made her triple jump debut at the Don Wright Team Challenge with a leap of 31-0 (6th place). High School: Earned fourth in the long jump in 2009 at the Division 1 state championship meet. Personal: Daughter of Brenda and Bob Soule... Holds a GPA of 3.5.

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Career Marks: 200m - 27.20i Long Jump - 16-6i Triple Jump - 31-0 - 1 Varsity Letter -

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Sharonda

VESEY Junior / Hurdles / Westland, Mich. 2011 Outdoor: Season cut short with injury after 400mH PR of 70.14 versus Oakland. 2011 Indoor: 60mH season-best time of 9.78 at the Silverston Invite... Ran 28.47 in the 200m at the GaREAT Collegiate Open... Horizon League finishes of 14th in 60mH and 25th in 200m. 2010 Outdoor: Finished 12th in both hurdle races at the Horizon League Championships running a collegiate best of 16.19 in the 100mH and 1:13.46 in 400mH... The time of 16.19 is eighth on the Titan Top 10 list... Set a careermark in the 400mH at Adrian clocking in at 1:11.91... Anchored the winning 4x100m relay team at the Oakland Dual (49.66). 2010 Indoor: Opened collegiate career with the #10 Titan performance in the 60mH at Notre Dame (9.82)... Moved up to eighth on the Titan Top 10 two weeks later running in 9.74 at Grand Valley’s Holiday Open... Placed 12th in the 60mH at the Horizon League Championships (9.89).... Also took 21st in the 200m (29.05). High School: A Michigan Division 1 100mH qualifier and a 300mH regional scorer in 2009... Ran on the fifth place 4x400m relay team and scored in the Regional in 2008. Personal: Daughter of Dornithea and Tyree Vesey... Majoring in business administration... Holds a GPA of 3.06.

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Career Marks: 60mH - 9.74 - #9 Titan 100mH - 16.19 - #9 Titan 400mH - 70.14 - 2 Varsity Letters -

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Katie

WEISHAAR Junior / Distance / Plymouth, Mich. 2011 Cross Country: Recorded a season-best time at the National Catholic Championships clocking in at 22:21... Placed 97th at the Horizon League Championships. 2011 Outdoor: Finished third in the 800m in the Oakland Dual with a time of 2:41.09 2011 Indoor: Fourth place finisher at the Macomb Opener in the mile. 2010 Cross Country: Ran a season-best 22:05 5k at the Horizon League Championships. 2010 Outdoor: Horizon League finishes of 17th in 1500m (5:32.22) and 18th in 800m (2:39.15). 2010 Indoor: Used a big kick in her collegiate debut to finish third in the 1000m running in 3:04.26 (#4 Titan) at Notre Dame... Collegiate best 800m time came at Grand Valley (2:26.90)... Horizon League finishes of 15th in the mile (5:47.85) and 22nd in the 800m (2:36.96). 2009 Cross Country: Season-best 5k time came at Louisville (20:57)... Top 6k time came at Bowling Green (25:58)... Took 65th place at the Horizon League Championships. High School: Ran for 2008 Michigan Division 3 state champion Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard competing on the runner-up 4x400 and the 4x800m relay squads... In 2007, she helped her team to a runner-up effort in the state running on the first-place 4x400m. Personal: Daughter of Jean and Joe Weishaar... A physician’s assistant major... Holds a GPA of 3.68.

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Career Marks: 800m - 2:26.90i 1000m - 3:04.26i - #6 Titan Mile - 5:33.66i XC 5k - 20:57 - 1 Varsity Letter -

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Athlete Profiles

Elizabeth Arroyo

Lauren Berlin

Sophomore Sprints Dearborn Hts., Mich. Divine Child H.S.

Sophomore Throws Linden, Mich. Linden H.S.

2011 Outdoor: Recorded season-best times in the 200m (28.46) and the 400m (65.33) at Toledo. 2011 Indoor: Ran her indoor best time in the 200m (28.49) at the Simmons-Harvey Invite... Clocked in at 65.93 at the Silverston Invite in the 400m... Recorded her best 300m time at Windsor (45.11i). High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field... Ran cross country for three years... Career-best times include: 100m- 12.8, 200m- 27.6, 400m- 1:05, 800m- 2:35, 5k- 23:36... Helped her team win the all-area championship four years straight... Regional scorer in the 400 as a captain in 2010... Part of the All-State distance medley relay team.

2011 Outdoor: Horizon League scorer with a shot put PR of 38-3.25 (5th Place)... Finished 19th in the discus (103-5)... Took 18th in javelin (67-7)... Runner-up versus Oakland in shot put (35-3)... Set a PR at Toledo in the shot put (35-3.75)... Made her hammer throw debut at Toledo (108-2). 2011 Indoor: Redshirt High School: Earned one varsity letter in track and field... Career-best discus throw of 107-0... Top mark in the shot put is 34-9. Personal: Daughter of Rick and Mary Berlin... Majoring in nursing... Earned one varsity letter.

Personal: Daughter of Gabriel and Kathleen Arroyo... Majoring in mechanical engineering... Holds a GPA of 3.61.

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Athlete Profiles

Stephanie Blanchard

Stephanie Cuniberti

Sophomore Throws Port Hope, Mich. Harbor Beach H.S.

Sophomore Jumps Macomb, Mich. Dakota H.S.

2011 Outdoor: Set her hammer throw PR at the Horizon League meet (123-3 / 13th Place)... Season-best discus mark placed her 18th (106)... Took 12th in the shot put (34)... Best shot put mark came at the Oakland Dual (34-2). 2011 Indoor: Finished 13th in the weight throw (39-6.5) and the shot put (34-5.75) at the league meet... Set a PR in the weight throw at Windsor (39-11.25). High School: Earned three varsity letters in track and field... Three-time State Finals participant... Career mark in the shot put is 35-1.25... Career-best in the discus is 112-8... Four-time all-conference selection in shot put and discus. Personal: Daughter of Brad Blanchard and Amy Sommers... Majoring in nursing... Earned one varsity letter... Holds a GPA of 3.22

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2011 Outdoor: Placed seventh overall in the high jump at the league meet clearing 5-1. 2011 Indoor: Scored at the Horizon League Championships with a fifth place finish in the high jump clearing 5-0.5... Finished third at Notre Dame by clearing 5-2.25... Runner-up at the Windsor Team Challenge (5-1) High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field... Won the coaches award in 2007, 2009 and again in 2010... Crowned MVP during the 2008 season... Career-highs include 5-5 in the high jump, 13.1 in the 100m and 27.9 in the 200m. Personal: Daughter of Perry and Patricia Cuniberti... Majoring in architecture... Earned one varsity letter... Holds a GPA of 3.5.

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Torrie Eger

Brandee Hart

Sophomore Distance Buchanan, Mich. Buchanan H.S.

Sophomore Hurdles Oak Park, Mich. Berkley H.S.

2011 Cross Country: Came up with her season-best 5k time of 20:56 at the National Catholic Championships‌ Took 66th place at the Horizon League meet‌ Finished 218th at the NCAA Regional. 2011 Outdoor: Recorded her collegiate best 5000m time of 20:06.24 at EMU... Finished 23rd in the 5000m at the Horizon League meet (20:43.22). 2011 Indoor: Competed in the 5000m at the GVSU Big Meet (20:33.44). High School: Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track and field... Three-time conference champion in cross country... Berrien County champion in 2006... Three-time AllCounty selection and a four-time All-Region division three honoree... Named all-state in 2006 and in 2008... Ran a 19:26 in 2006, and a 19:24 in 2008 at the state meet... Best cross country time is 19:13. Personal: Daughter of Mark and Terri Eger... Majoring in health service administration.

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Horizon League Runner-up: Outdoor - 4x400m - 2011 2011 Outdoor: Named team Rookie of the Year... Part of the runner-up 4x400 meter relay team at the HL Championships (3:52.40 #2 Titan)... Scored points as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team (47.69)... Placed fifth in the 200-meter dash with a personal-best time of 25.09 (#3 Titan)... Set a personal record in the 100 meter hurdles (14.98) while moving to third on the All-Time Top 10 List. 2011 Indoor: Named team Rookie of the Year... Ran the first leg of the 4x400 meter relay team that placed fourth at the HL meet (3:57.83 #2 Indoor Titan)... Set a personal record in the 60-meter hurdles while placing eighth at the HL meet (9.20 #4 Titan)... Set a personal-best time in the 200m (26.02). High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field... Two-time team MVP... Ran the 100m and 300 meter hurdles... Competed in the 200m, 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay. Personal: Daughter of Sylvia Hart... Majoring in biology... Earned one varsity letter in track and field.

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Rachel Hofsess

Allyson Koglin

Sophomore Distance Milford, Mich. Milford H.S.

Sophomore Throws Port Hope, Mich. Port Hope H.S.

2011 Cross Country: Injury plagued season... Season-best 5k time of 20:52 came at the Running Fit-Detroit Titan Invite... 80th place finish at the Horizon League Championships. 2011 Outdoor: 1500m best time of 5:08.56 (16th) came at the league meet... Made her 5000m debut at EMU (19:36.96). 2011 Indoor: Ran lead-off 1200m leg (3:50) on the sixth place Horizon League Distance Medley (12:37.22 #7 Titan)... Finished 15th in mile (5:32.45)... Season-best mile (5:29.50) came at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational. High School: Earned four varsity letters in both cross country and track & field... Placed seventh at the state cross country meet in 2006... Regional medalist in 2008 and ‘09... Twotime All-Conference and All-Area selection... Also a regional medalist in track... Placed eighth in the 1600m in 2007 and ‘08, improved to fourth in 2010... Ran a 19:53 5k... Recorded a time of 2:26 in the 800m. Personal: Daughter of Edward and Cathleen Hofsess... Majoring in nursing... Holds a GPA of 3.02... Earned one varsity letter.

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2011 Outdoor: Set a personal record in the discus at the HL meet (124-4)... Placed 10th in the shot put (35-6)... Made her hammer throw debut at Toledo (130-4)... Won the discus (1155) in the Oakland Dual... Placed 11th in the hammer (129-4) at the league meet... Took 16th in the javelin (77-9). 2011 Indoor: Notched a season-best in the weight (43-0.5) and in the shot put (38-2.25) at Saginaw Valley... Horizon League finishes of 10th in weight (42-11.5) and 14th in shot put (34-5). High School: Earned five varsity letters in track and field... Career-mark in the discus is 119-11... Shot put best is 38-10... First Team All-League selection in the shot put and discus as a senior... Second-Team honoree in the 300mH, 100mH... Holds school record in both the shot put and discus... Placed fourth in the shot put at the state meet, and fifth in the discus. Personal: Daughter of David and Lisa Koglin... Majoring in chemistry... Earned one varsity letter.

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Nicole Meisner Sophomore Sprints Huntington Woods, Mich. Berkley H.S. 2011 Outdoor: Horizon League finalist in 200m placing eighth (25.47 PR - #6 Titan)... Anchored 4x100m to a fourth place finish (47.69)... Placed 12th in the 100m (12.60 PR)... Triple winner at the Oakland Dual; 100m (12.70), 200m (25.62 - Titan Field Record) and 4x100m (49.42)... Ran a 200m leg on the UDM Record Sprint Medley of 4:03.23 at the Drake Relays. 2011 Indoor: Named team’s most improved athlete... Became the 10th Titan to break 8 in her 60m debut winning the Macomb Opener in 7.97 (#7 Titan)... Won the 200m at Macomb with a time of 26.71... Ran 7.99 for 12th place at the Horizon League meet in the 60m... Set her indoor best time of 26.07 in the 200m finishing 14th. High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field... Freshman Oakland County 100-meter champion in 2007... Won nine gold medals at the 2008 JCC Maccabi Games... Took first place in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and various relay races. Personal: Daughter of Mort Meisner and Leslie Mangas... Has four brothers... Majoring in psychology... Holds a GPA of 3.19... Earned one varsity letter... Father played baseball at Detroit.

Kayla Zauner Sophomore Pole Vault Fort Gratiot, Mich. Port Huron Northern H.S.

2011 Outdoor: Moved to seventh all-time with her collegiatebest height of 9-6.5 in the pole vault at the Oakland Dual. 2011 Indoor: Season-best mark came at the GaREAT Collegiate Open (9-6.25). High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field... All-Area first team selection... Division I state qualifier... team captain... PR in polve vault is 10-0... Earned three varsity letters in volleyball. Personal: Daughter of Scott and Rene Zauner... Majoring in criminal justice... Holds a GPA of 3.74... Earned one varsity letter... Older brother Cory plays football at Wayne State University.

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Athlete Profiles

Zeinab Baydoun

Jasmine Greene

Freshman Distance Windsor, Ont. Massey H.S.

Freshman Sprints Pickerington, Ohio Pickerington Central H.S.

2011 Cross Country: Top Titan finisher in four of her six races... Made her collegiate debut at the National Catholic Championships (19:59)... Recorded her season-best 5k (19:16) at Louisville... Top Titan at the Horizon League Championships finishing 25th (20:44)... Placed 176th at the NCAA Regional running (6k) 24:04.

High School: Earned four varsity letters at Pickerington Central High School... Named All-State all four years... Helped her 4x400 meter relay team set a school record in 2011. Personal: Daughter of Vernon and Karen Greene... Majoring in psychology.

High School: Placed 20th at the 2010 Ontario High School Cross Country Championships... On the track, she took third in the 1500-meter steeplechase and 14th in the 3000-meter run... Finished sixth overall in the 2000-meter steeplechase at the 2011 Canadian Junior Nationals. Personal: Daughter of Tayssir and Dania Baydoun... Has one sister, Lama and a brother, Abdul.

Hanna Hunt

Malita Rutherford

Freshman Sprints Hastings, Mich. Thornapple Kellogg H.S.

Freshman Sprints Romulus, Mich. Romulus H.S.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field at Thornapple Kellogg High School... Three-time All-Conference selection... Named All-State in 2009 and 2010... State champion in the 1600 meter relay in 2009. Personal: Daughter of Brian Hunt and Patricia Gardner... Has two siblings, KC and Jacob... Majoring in civil engineering

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High School: Earned four varsity letters in track and field at Romulus High School... Helped her team win the state championship in 2009. Personal: Daughter of Helen Rutherford... Member of the National Honor Society... Majoring in pre-law.

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Sara Taylor

Jacquelyne Zolynsky

Freshman Distance Emmett, Mich. Yale H.S.

Freshman Sprints Northville, Mich. Farmington H.S.

2011 Cross Country: Best 5k time of the season came at Louisville (21:40)... Placed 81st at the Horizon League Championships... Ended in 227th at the NCAA Regional.

High School: Attended Farmington High School in Michigan.

High School: State qualifier in cross country (Mich. D2) during the 2009 season... Regional scorer in the 800-meter dash in both 2010 and 2011... State qualifier in the 800m (Mich. D2) during the 2009 season. Personal: Daughter of Mark and Linda Taylor… Has two brothers and six sisters… Older sister Katie ran track and field at Detroit… Majoring in biochemistry… Member of the National Honor Society.

Josephine Zolynsky Freshman Mid-Distance Northville, Mich. Farmington H.S. High School: Attended Farmington High School in Michigan.

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Titan Recap

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2011-12 Season In Review 2010-11 Women’s Indoor Track and Field Summary Blue and Gold Invitational........................No Team Scoring Macomb Opener.......................................No Team Scoring Holiday Open............................................No Team Scoring Central Michigan Invitational...................No Team Scoring. Simmons-Harvey Invitational...................No Team Scoring The Cardinal..............................................No Team Scoring GaREAT Collegiate Open.......................No Team Scoring GVSU Big Meet........................................No Team Scoring Windsor Team Challenge.........................T-3rd - 29 Points Silverston Invitational...............................No Team Scoring Horizon League Championships.................. 7th - 23 Points

2011 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Summary

Colonial Relays............................................ 25th - 12 Points Toledo Challenge............................................. 8th - 2 Points Dual vs Oakland................................................ L, 97-88 Mt. SAC Relays.........................................No Team Scoring Bryan Clay Invitational..............................No Team Scoring Long Beach State Invitational....................No Team Scoring EMU Twilight............................................No Team Scoring Hillsdale Relays..........................................No Team Scoring Drake Relays..............................................No Team Scoring Lyle Bennett Open.....................................No Team Scoring Horizon League Championships................... 7th - 27 Points Bold- home meet

UDM Indoor Record Sequoyia Calhoun..... 300m......... 40.94....................Windsor Sequoyia Calhoun..... 400m......... 56.03.................. HL Meet Kirstin Mooney......... 600m...... 1:35.66.................. Silverston 4x200 Meter Relay................... 1:45.61....................Windsor (B. Hart, S. Calhoun, N. Duncan, N. Meisner)

UDM Outdoor Record Sequoyia Calhoun........ 400m............ 54.93............ HL Meet Sprint Medley................................ 4:03.23.......Drake Relays (N. Duncan, N, Meisner, S. Calhoun, K. Mooney)

Horizon League Champion (All-HL First Team) Sequoyia Calhoun.......................400m......................... 56.03

Horizon League Runner-Up (All-HL Second Team) 4x400 Meter Relay..................................................... 3:52.40 (B. Hart, N. Meisner, K. Mooney, S. Calhoun)

Horizon League All-Academic Team Kirstin Mooney

Titans in NCAA Division I Rankings 213 Sequoyia Calhoun 56.03 400m HL Meet 296 Susan Kalkstein 37-7.5 Triple Jump Silverston 345 Kirstin Mooney 2:14.81 800m HL Meet 426 Distance Medley 12:37.22 DMR HL Meet (R. Hofsess, M. Miller, S. Martinez, K. Oberski) 489 Whitney Rogers 35-6.5 Triple Jump Chippewa Team Awards: Most Valuable:........................................ Sequoyia Calhoun Student - Athlete:......................................... Megan Miller Coach’s Award:........................................... Kirstin Mooney Most Improved:......................................... Whitney Rogers Rookie of the Year:.........................................Brandee Hart

Horizon League Champion (All-HL First Team) Sequoyia Calhoun.......................400m......................... 54.93

Titans in NCAA Division I Rankings 154 Sequoyia Calhoun 54.93 400m HL Meet 427 Susan Kalkstein 36-8.5 Triple Jump Gina Relays 446 Kirstin Mooney 1:05.10 400mH SAC Relays 454 Olivia Smid 1:05.21 400mH HL Meet 473 Whitney Rogers 36-0.25 Triple Jump Bennett 475 4x100 Meter Relay 47.69 4x100 HL Meet (N.Duncan, S. Calhoun, B. Hart, N. Meisner) 486 Allyson Koglin 124-4 Discus HL Meet 492 Katrina Oberski 12:07.31 Steeple HL Meet Horizon League All- Academic Team Susan Kalkstein Katrina Oberski

USTFCCA All-Academic Team 3.32 Team GPA - 10th Consecutive Year

Team Awards: Most Valuable:........................................ Sequoyia Calhoun Student - Athlete:............................................ Olivia Smid Coach’s Award:.................................................Katie Taylor Most Improved:...................Nikia Duncan/Nicole Meisner Rookie of the Year:.........................................Brandee Hart Four-Year Letterwinners:........................ Sequoyia Calhoun Kristie Ferrans, Megan Miller, Kirstin Mooney, Katie Taylor

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HL Championships 2011 HL Indoor Track and Field Championships February 26-27, 2011 Hosted by Youngstown State @ GaREAT Sports Complex

2011 HL Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 6-8, 2011 Hosted by Butler @ Mike Carroll Track

Milwaukee........................................................................154 Youngstown State.............................................................117 Butler..................................................................................70 Loyola................................................................................56 Wright State.......................................................................56 UIC ................................................................................41.5 Detroit....................................................................... 23 Valparaiso .........................................................................9.5

Milwaukee........................................................................174 Youngstown State.............................................................171 Butler..................................................................................82 Wright State.......................................................................76 Loyola................................................................................59 UIC....................................................................................49 Detroit....................................................................... 27 Valparaiso...........................................................................12

Horizon League Champion (All-HL First Team) Sequoyia Calhoun...... 400m.........................56.03 (#1 Titan)

Horizon League Champions (All-HL First Team) Sequoyia Calhoun......... .400m......................54.93 (#1 Titan)

UDM Scorers: Kirstin Mooney.............3rd.............800m...................2:14.81 4x400 Meter Relay........... 4th............. 4x400.................... 3:57.83 (B. Hart, M. Miller, K. Mooney, S. Calhoun) Stephaine Cuniberti......5th....High Jump..................... 5-0.5 Medley Relay................6th............DMR................ 12:37.22 (R. Hofsess, M. Miller, S. Martinez, K. Oberski)

Horizon Leaguer Runner-Up (All-HL Second Team) 4x400 Meter Relay.....................................3:52.40 (#2 Titan) (B. Hart, N. Meisner, K. Mooney, S. Calhoun)

Top 10 Finishes/PRs: Sequoyia Calhoun....... 8th................ 200m.................... 25.79 Alexandria Vintevoghel....8th................. 3000m.................. 10:25.22 Brandee Hart............... 8th............... 60mH......................9.20 Susan Kalkstein........... 9th...... Triple Jump..................... 36-4 Tressanique Hampton... 9th................ 800m................. 2:20.56 Alexandria Vintevoghel... 9th.............. 5000m............... 18:29.63 Cecelia Pope.............. 10th................ 800m................. 2:24.47 Megan Miller............ 10th................ 400m.................... 60.05 Allyson Koglin.......... 10th..............Weight................ 42-11.5 Brandee Hart............. 11th................ 200m.................... 26.02 Katrina Oberski......... 12th.............. 3000m............... 10:45.76 Stephanie Blanchard... 13th........... Shot Put................ 34-5.75 Nikia Duncan............ 14th.................. 60m......................8.02 Nicole Meisner.......... 14th................ 200m.................... 26.07 Olivia Smid............... 14th................ 400m.................... 61.38 Nikia Duncan............ 18th................ 200m.................... 26.79

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UDM Top 10 Marks 100m High Hurdles Kelly Bernath............ 14.31.......... 2002 Jennifer Frierson........ 14.89.......... 2003 Brandee Hart............. 14.98.......... 2011 Rita Harden.............. 15.08.......... 1992 Nia Cooper................ 15.44.......... 2001 Stephanie Patton....... 15.60.......... 2004 Amanda Smith.......... 15.76.......... 2008 Ashley Schinske........ 15.81.......... 2010 Sharonda Vesey......... 16.19.......... 2010 Michelle Moskal....... 16.23.......... 1997

Jennifer Frierson’s 8.78 in the 60-meter hurdles is a Titan school record.

60m Shireese Statin............ 7.65i.......... 1998 Zanita Clipper............ 7.77i.......... 2006 Tiffany James............. 7.77i.......... 2007 Alesha Ashley............. 7.90i.......... 1999 Tambra Stewart.......... 7.93i.......... 1999 Joanna Grandas.......... 7.95i.......... 2002 Nicole Meisner........... 7.97i.......... 2011 Angela Edwards......... 7.98i.......... 2001 Kim McCartha........... 7.98i.......... 1987 Jennifer Frierson......... 7.98i.......... 2004 60m High Hurdles Jennifer Frierson......... 8.78i.......... 2005 Kelly Bernath............. 9.04i.......... 2002 Rita Harden............... 9.15i.......... 1992 Brandee Hart.............. 9.20i.......... 2011 Nia Cooper................. 9.29i.......... 2004 Amanda Smith........... 9.57i.......... 2008 Ashley Schinske......... 9.62i.......... 2009 Sarah Wyatt...............9.64ci.......... 1999 Sharonda Vesey.......... 9.74i.......... 2009 Michelle Moskal........ 9.76i.......... 1988 100m Shireese Statin........... 11.89.......... 2000 Tiffany James............ 12.04.......... 2007 Zanita Clipper........... 12.18.......... 2006 Joanna Grandas......... 12.31.......... 2002 Tambra Stewart........12.34c.......... 1999 Angela Edwards........ 12.42.......... 2001 Alesha Ashley . ........12.44c.......... 1999 Nikia Duncan............ 12.47.......... 2011 Nicole Meisner.......... 12.60.......... 2011 Tiffany McNair......... 12.65.......... 1995

200m Shireese Statin........... 24.82.......... 2000 Zanita Clipper.......... 25.07i.......... 2006 Brandee Hart............. 25.09.......... 2011 Tiffany James............ 25.16.......... 2007 Rita Harden.............. 25.20.......... 1992 Nicole Meisner.......... 25.47.......... 2011 Angela Edwards........ 25.52.......... 2001 Joanna Grandas......... 25.57.......... 2004 Nikia Duncan............ 25.67.......... 2011 Emily Cole................ 25.70.......... 2004 300m Sequoyia Calhoun.... 40.94i.......... 2011 Shireese Statin............ 41.1i.......... 1998 Nicole Callaway........ 41.81i.......... 1997 Rita Harden............. 42.05i.......... 1992 Tiffany James........... 42.68i.......... 2007 Jennifer Chumita...... 42.80i.......... 1992 Amy Garbacz............. 42.9i.......... 1998 Emily Cole............... 43.12i.......... 2005 Angela Edwards....... 43.42i.......... 2000 Wendy Petz.............. 43.49i.......... 1992 400m Sequoyia Calhoun..... 54.93.......... 2011 Nicole Callaway........... 57.2.......... 1997 Megan Miller.............. 57.8.......... 2008 Misty Leftwich.......... 58.12.......... 2000 Emily Cole................ 58.61.......... 2003 Amy Garbacz........... 59.08i.......... 2000 Tiffany James............ 59.24.......... 2007 Stephanie White....... 59.25.......... 1994 Rita Harden................ 59.5.......... 1992 Jennifer DeFauw....... 59.82.......... 2007 400m Hurdles Kelly Bernath............ 62.94.......... 2001 Amy Garbacz............ 63.16.......... 2000 Wendy Petz................. 63.3.......... 1995 Amanda Smith.......... 63.87.......... 2005 Ruthie Cook.............. 64.51.......... 2002 Kirstin Mooney......... 65.10.......... 2011

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Olivia Smid............... 65.20.......... 2010 Katie Taylor............... 65.60.......... 2008 Rita Harden.............. 66.06.......... 1993 Ashley Schinske........ 66.17.......... 2007 600m Kirstin Mooney..... 1:35.66i.......... 2011 Andrea Karl........... 1:37.46i.......... 2005 Amanda Smith...... 1:38.01i.......... 2008 Megan Miller........ 1:38.15i.......... 2010 Ruthie Cook.......... 1:38.39i.......... 2001 Stephanie White..... 1:38.8i.......... 1994 Jennifer DeFauw... 1:39.41i.......... 2010 Amy Garbacz........ 1:39.65i.......... 2000 Bonnie Fitzpatrick.. 1:39.8i.......... 1988 Andi McAllister.... 1:39.95i.......... 2005 800m Ruthie Cook........... 2:10.37.......... 2001 Andrea Karl............ 2:13.80.......... 2005 Kirstin Mooney..... 2:14.81i.......... 2011 Bonnie Fitzpatrick. 2:16.60.......... 1988 Athalee Norman.... 2:16.84i.......... 1990 Terricita Thomas..... 2:18.04.......... 2009 Amanda Smith...... 2:18.08i.......... 2008 Lauren Hood............ 2:19.5.......... 1993 Maura Mulcahy...... 2:19.55.......... 2004 Jennifer DeFauw... 2:19.65i.......... 2010 1,000m Andrea Karl........... 2:52.89i.......... 2006 Ruthie Cook............ 2:54.2i.......... 2001 Kirstin Mooney..... 3:01.43i.......... 2011 Andrea Hutchins... 3:02.65i.......... 2000 Athalee Norman...... 3:03.0i.......... 1990 Katie Weishaar...... 3:04.26i.......... 2009 Jennifer DeFauw... 3:05.47i.......... 2009 Maura Mulchay..... 3:06.13i.......... 2004 Chanteenel McClendon..3:06.18i...... 2009 Stacey Lenard........ 3:06.97i.......... 1998 1,500m Andrea Karl............ 4:28.87.......... 2006 Ruthie Cook........... 4:31.36.......... 2002 Kim Hemstreet....... 4:33.60.......... 2002 Athalee Norman..... 4:35.75.......... 1990 Angie Lefere.......... 4:41.14.......... 1998 Bonnie Fitzpatrick. 4:42.52.......... 1988 Louise Shaheen...... 4:47.21.......... 1988 Andrea Hutchins...... 4:47.9.......... 2000 Jessica Clayson....... 4:48.15.......... 2003 Jill Myrand............. 4:50.58.......... 1993

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Andrea Karl’s name can be found all over the UDM record book as she is the school leader in the 600, 1,000, 1,500m and the mile.

Mile Andrea Karl........... 4:51.31i.......... 2006 Ruthie Cook.......... 4:51.81i.......... 2002 Athalee Norman.... 4:56.45i.......... 1990 Kim Hemstreet...... 4:58.02i.......... 2003 Bonnie Fitzpatrick.. 5:06.4i.......... 1988 Angie Lefere......... 5:07.46i.......... 2000 Andrea Hutchins... 5:11.09i.......... 2000 Nancy Mandizara.... 5:14.8i.......... 1988 Christine Richter..... 5:16.8i.......... 1998 Jill Rothert............... 5:17.3i.......... 1992 3,000m Kim Hemstreet...... 9:57.78i.......... 2002 Ruthie Cook........ 10:08.13i.......... 2002 Nancy Mandziara.. 10:10.4i.......... 1988 Angie Lefere....... 10:13.02i.......... 2000 Athalee Norman... 10:14.25.......... 1990 Andrea Karl......... 10:16.94i.......... 2006 Michelle Vogt........ 10:18.9i.......... 1988 Laura Pilon........... 10:21.45.......... 1999 Alexandria Vintevoghel.10:25.22i.......... 2011 Carrie Vanisacker... 10:28.4.......... 1995 Steeplechase Ruthie Cook........... 11:10.0.......... 2001 LeAnn Sarka........ 11:17.35.......... 2006 Angie Lefere........ 11:25.29.......... 2001 Kim Hemstreet....... 11:36.3.......... 2001 Beata Goryznska.. 11:54.41.......... 2010 Katrina Oberski..... 12:07.31.......... 2011 Christene Richter.. 12:18.11.......... 1997 Kristen Kroon....... 12:21.59.......... 2002 Stacee DeWys...... 12:41.90.......... 1999

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5,000m Kim Hemstreet..... 16:48.03.......... 2002 Nancy Mandziara.. 17:39.6i.......... 1988 Jessica Clayson..... 17:41.99.......... 2003 Angie Lefere....... 17:48.01i.......... 2000 Carrie Vanisacker.. 17:49.22.......... 1995 Jill Rothert.............. 18:06.3.......... 1993 Michelle Vogt......... 18:09.7.......... 1987 Athalee Norman... 18:11.75.......... 1990 Laura Pilon........... 18:14.78.......... 1999 A. Vintevoghel.... 18:18.96i.......... 2010

Statin...................... 3:55.94.......... 2000 Statin, Cook, Garbacz, Ashley..................... 3:56.50.......... 1999 James, Frierson, DeFauw, Miller..................... 3:56.75.......... 2007 Leftwich, Garbacz, Statin, Stansberry............... 3:57.39.......... 2000 James, Miller, DeFauw, Smith..................... 3:57.66i.......... 2008 Hart, Miller, Mooney Calhoun................. 3:57.83i.......... 2011

10,000m Kim Hemstreet..... 35:25.41.......... 2002 Angie Lefere........ 37:20.42.......... 2001 Carrie Vanisacker. 37:43.89.......... 1995 Nancy Mandziara.37:50.03.......... 1988 Ashley Gibbs........ 38:12.89.......... 2005 Laura Pilon........... 38:27.48.......... 2001 Amy Sperry............ 38:51.3.......... 1990 LeAnn Sarka........ 38:57.53.......... 2005 Kristie Ferrans...... 39:09.60.......... 2010 Renee DeChambeau.. 39:13.1.......... 1988

4x800m Relay Norman, Hood, Rothert, Morandini................ 9:28.9.......... 1991 Fitzpatrick, Mandziara, Shaheen, ........ Wyckoff................. 9:32.39i.......... 1988 Hemstreet, Yagelski, DeWys, Cook......................... 9:32.6.......... 2001 Robertson, Morandini, Wilber, Norman................... 9:35.1i.......... 1990 McClendon, Mooney, Thomas, DeFauw.................. 9:38.08.......... 2009 Richter, Hutchins, Pilon, Cook......................... 9:41.8.......... 1999 Willey, Shaheen, Wyckoff, Fitzpatrick.............. 9:43.17.......... 1988 DeFauw, Weishaar, Mooney, Hampton............... 9:44.83i.......... 2010 Wyckoff, Willey, Shaheen, Hitzges.................... 9:45.9i.......... 1987 Mooney, Smith, DeFauw, Thomas.................. 9:46.31i.......... 2008

4x100m Relay Edwards, Garbacz, Leftwich, Statin......................... 46.90.......... 2000 Bernath, Edwards, Grandas, Statin......................... 47.23.......... 2001 Duncan, Calhoun, Hart, Meisner..................... 47.69.......... 2011 Ashley, Garbacz, Stewart, Statin......................... 47.76.......... 1999 Callaway, Garbacz, Stansberry Statin........................ 48.24.......... 1997 Clipper, James, Cole, White........................ 48.32.......... 2006 Cole, Grandas, Brayak, Frierson..................... 48.55.......... 2004 Cole, Clipper, White, James......................... 48.60.......... 2006 Brayak, Grandas, Cole, Frierson..................... 48.74.......... 2004 Edwards, Garbacz, Herdzik, Couyoumijan............. 48.84.......... 1998 4x400m Relay Calhoun, Miller, Thomas, James...................... 3:51.33.......... 2009 Hart, Meisner, Mooney Calhoun.................. 3:52.40.......... 2011 Bernath, Yagelski, Grandas, Cook....................... 3:53.91.......... 2001 James, Calhoun, Smith, Miller..................... 3:54.60.......... 2008 Garbacz, Yagelski, Cook,

Distance Medley Relay Hemstreet, Edwards, Yagelski, Cook....................... 12:12.3.......... 2001 Richter, Garbacz, Cook, Hutchins............... 12:28.3i.......... 1999 Richter, Jess, DeWys, Pilon...................... 12:30.3i.......... 1998 Wyckoff, Wilber, Fitzpatrick, Mandziara........... 12:32.22i.......... 1988 Cook, Leftwich, Garbacz, Hutchins............... 12:36.3i.......... 2000 DeFauw, Miller, Mooney, Toombs................ 12:36.90i.......... 2009 Hofsess, Miller, Martinez Oberski................ 12:37.22i.......... 2011 Roersma, Bernath, Houser, Cook.................... 12:37.84i.......... 2000 Hofsess, Hampton, Mooney, Vintevoghel......... 12:43.49i.......... 2011 McClendon, Mooney, Smith, Toombs................ 12:43.62i.......... 1908

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UDM Top 10 Marks Pole Vault Jane Peterman......10-11.75i.......... 2002 Nicole Gillikin......10-11.75.......... 2007 Tiffany Satterfield......10-8i.......... 2001 Laura Nowicki.............10-6.......... 2007 Cheri Chrstiansen.......10-0.......... 2006 Monica Betker...............9-8.......... 2010 Kayla Zauner..............9-6.5.......... 2011 Angela Edwards............8-6.......... 2001

Ashley Schinske holds the school record in both the pentathlon and the heptathlon. Pentathlon Ashley Schinske........ 3024i.......... 2009 Amanda Campbell.... 2661i.......... 2009 Michelle Moskal....... 2577i.......... 1998 Chantel Henry.......... 2519i.......... 2009 Colleen Ford............. 2501i.......... 1992 Linda Mento............. 2450i.......... 1992 Ketura Kulberg......... 2420i.......... 1992 Krystal Dowe............. 2374i.......... 1997 Amanda Smith.......... 2354i.......... 2005 Julie Walton............... 1581i.......... 1992 Heptathlon Ashley Schinske......... 4100.......... 2009 Amanda Weber.......... 4004.......... 2005 Amanda Smith........... 3899.......... 2005 Angela Edwards......... 3745.......... 2001 Kim Jess...................... 3663.......... 1998 Chantel Henry........... 3467.......... 2008 Michelle Moskal........ 3393.......... 1998 Amanda Campbell..... 3294.......... 2009 Nichole Karr............... 2440.......... 2005 High Jump Kim Jess....................5-10.5i......... 1995 Emily Paden..............5-7.25......... 2003 Rochelle Stansberry...5-5.75i......... 1997 Chantel Henry.........5-4.25i......... 2007 Rebecca Willey...............5-4......... 1992 Lori Wild..................5-3.75......... 2002 Michelle Moskal......5-3.75i......... 1999 Jessica Steuben..............5-3i......... 1996 Ruthie Cook...................5-3......... 2000 Amanda Weber..............5-3......... 2005

Long Jump Rita Harden.............18-11i.......... 1995 Angela Edwards.....18-10.5.......... 2001 Joanna Grandas........18-10i.......... 2002 Jolene Bickle...........17-11.5.......... 1996 Ketura Kulberg..........17-11.......... 1992 Kelly Bernath...........17-9.5.......... 2000 Krystal Dowe..............17-9i.......... 1996 Jennifer Frierson.........17-8i.......... 2003 Susan Kalkstein...........17-8.......... 2011 Whitney Rogers.........17-6i.......... 2011 Triple Jump Joanna Grandas......40-4.25.......... 2005 Susan Kalkstein........37-9.5.......... 2010 Michelle Moskal...37-3.75i.......... 1999 Angela Edwards..........36-9.......... 2001 Whitney Rogers.....36-0.25.......... 2011 Alicia Hill.................35-4.5.......... 1989 Ketura Kulberg............35-3.......... 1993 Linda Mento...............34-9.......... 1990 Colleen Ford...............34-7.......... 1992 Kim Jess.......................34-9.......... 1996 Shot Put Ashley Bauman..........45-3i.......... 2005 Angela Machaj........45-1.5i.......... 2003 Altramese Roberts.....44-10.75i.... 1999 Brittany Horne............44-7.......... 2009 Val Turner............43-11.75i.......... 2008 Andrea Karpala......43-9.75.......... 2003 Sheena Taylor..........42-0.5i.......... 2008 Danielle Poulin.....41-10.75.......... 2009 Julie Holtz.............41-3.25i.......... 2001 Tiffany Beacham......40-9.5.......... 2005 Discus Altramese Roberts.....159-4.......... 2000 Angela Machaj..........151-1.......... 2003 Brittany Horne..........144-6.......... 2010 Wendy Gean.............140-5.......... 1999 Crystal Thorne...........138-3.......... 1995 Danielle Poulin..........136-5.......... 2009 Tiffany Satterfield.....135-2.......... 1999 Andrea Karpala.........130-4.......... 2004 Tiffany Beacham.......129-0.......... 2004 Ashley Bauman.........126-6.......... 2004

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Hammer Throw Brittany Horne..........201-1.......... 2010 Andrea Karpala.........177-9.......... 2005 Angela Machaj..........173-5.......... 2005 Tiffany Satterfield.....171-8.......... 2001 Jocelyn Trapani..........167-5.......... 2000 Ashley Bauman.......163-11.......... 2005 Wendy Gean.............162-6.......... 1999 Val Turner..................156-8.......... 2007 Altramese Roberts.....156-4.......... 2002 Danielle Poulin..........155-3.......... 2009 Weight Throw Andrea Karpala...........59-5.......... 2005 Tiffany Satterfield....57-1.5.......... 2001 Brittany Horne.....56-10.75.......... 2010 Angela Machaj.........54-4.5.......... 2003 Val Turner....................54-2.......... 2008 Ashley Bauman........53-8.5.......... 2005 Wendy Gean........52-10.25.......... 1998 Altramese Roberts.....52-3.25....... 2002 Danielle Poulin.......51-9.25.......... 2009 LaKeshia Dowe......51-4.25.......... 1997 Javelin Krista Switzer............129-7.......... 2006 Laura Gignac..........125-10.......... 2003 Angela Machaj..........125-3.......... 2005 Amanda Weber.......124-10.......... 2005 Angela Edwards........123-7.......... 2001 Val Turner..................121-1.......... 2007 Tiffany Satterfield.....106-9.......... 2000 Ashley Schinske........103-6.......... 2010 Michelle Moskal.......101-4.......... 1999 Jocelyn Trapani..........99-10.......... 1999

Joanna Grandas is atop the school record books in the triple jump with a distance of 40-4.25.

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Titan Great Brittany Horne 2010 Horizon League Co-Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Outdoor Horizon League Outstanding Field Event Performer

  NCAA Preliminary Round Participant First Titan To Win an Event at the Penn Relays

Hammer Throw - 186-8 Best NCAA Ranking of All-Time by a Titan 14th - Hammer Throw - 201-1

Detroit Titan Track & Field All-Time Top 10 Hammer Throw - 1st 201-1 / 2010 Discus - 3rd 144-6 / 2010 Weight Throw - 3rd 56-10.75 / 2010 Shot Put - 4th 44-7 / 2009

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All-Time Indoor Champions All-Time Detroit Titan League Champions - Indoor Track and Field MCC / 1982-2001 Horizon League / 2002-Present

Women Individual: 8 Shireese Statin 55m- 97-mr, 98, 99, 00-MR; 200m- 97, 98-mr, 99, 00 5 Rita Harden Long Jump- 92-mr, 96; 55m- 96; 200m- 96; 55mH- 96 5 Kim Jess High Jump- 94-mr, 95-MR, 96, 98; Triple Jump- 96 4 Ruthie Cook 1000m- 01; Mile- 01, 02; 800m- 02-MR 4 Athalee Norman Mile- 90-mr, 92-mr; 1000m- 90-mr, 3000m- 92 4 Tiffany Satterfield Pole Vault- 99-mr, 00-mr; Weight Throw-00-mr, 01-mr 3 Joanna Grandas 60m- 02, Triple Jump- 03; Long Jump- 04 3 Kim Hemstreet 5000m- 02-mr, 03-mr; 3000m- 03-mr 3 Andrea Karpala Weight Throw- 03, 04-mr, 05-mr 3 Mese Roberts Shot Put-99, 01, 02 2 Andrea Karl Mile- 05, 06 2 Angie Lefere 5000m- 98, 00 2 Jane Peterman Pole Vault- 02-mr, 04 1 Ashley Bauman Shot Put- 04 1 Cindy DeMates Shot Put- 94 1 Angela Edwards Triple Jump- 01 1 Colleen Ford Triple Jump- 92 1 Wendy Gean Weight Throw- 98-mr- exhibition 1 Silvina Lopes 400m- 89-mr 1 Ketura Kulberg Long Jump- 93 1 Angela Machaj Shot Put- 03 1 Kathy Morandini 1000m- 91 Shireese Statin 1 Sequoyia Calhoun 400m- 11 (MR- Meet Record- current... mr-Meet Record in winning) Relay: Distance Medley Relay 4x400m- 4x800m-

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Christene Richter, Amy Garbacz, Ruthie Cook, Andrea Hutchins Misty Leftwich, Ruthie Cook, Shireese Statin, Amy Garbacz Kelly Bernath, Ruthie Cook, Joanna Grandas, Jessica Yagelski Nicole Robertson, Kathy Morandini, Laura Frankila, Silvina Lopes Leslie Blanchard, Jamie Freeland, Lauren Hood, Kathy Morandini

Total Titles by Athlete: (Individual + Relay) - 2 or more 9- Shireese Statin 7- Ruthie Cook 5- Rita Harden, Kim Jess 4- Joanna Grandas, Athalee Norman, Tiffany Satterfield 3- Kim Hemstreet, Andrea Karpala, Kathy Morandini, Mese Roberts 2- Amy Garbacz, Andrea Karl, Angie Lefere, Silvina Lopes, Jane Peterman Athlete in Single Event: 4- Shireese Statin- 55m & 200m; Kim Jess- High Jump 3- Andrea Karpala- Weight Throw; Mese Roberts- Shot Put 2- Ruthie Cook- Mile & 4x400m; Tiffany Satterfield- Pole Vault & Weight Throw; Kim Hemstreet- 5000m Jane Peterman- Pole Vault; Kathy Morandini- 4x800m Athlete in Single Year: 4- Rita Harden- ’96- 55m, 200m, 55mH, 200m 3- Shireese Statin- ’00- 55m, 200m, 4x400m; Ruthie Cook- ’01- 1000m, Mile, 4x400m Total by event: 6- Mile, Shot Put, Weight Throw 5- 60m, 200m, 4- 5000m, High Jump, Pole Vault, Long Jump 3- 1000m, Triple Jump 2- 3000m, 4x400m, 4x800m, 400m 1- 800m, 55mH, DMR

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1st Champion: Silvina Lopes- 400m- 1989

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All-Time Outdoor Champions All-Time Detroit Titan League Champions- Outdoor Track and Field MCC Years- 1998-2001 Horizon League- 2002-Present

Women Individual: 6 Andrea Karpala Shot Put-02, 04; Hammer Throw-02, 03, 04 5 Altramese Roberts Discus-99, 00-mr, 01, 02; Shot Put-99-mr, 01 4 Angela Machaj Discus-04, 05; Javelin-05; Hammer Throw-05 4 Shireese Statin 100m-99-mr, 00-mr; 200m-99-mr, 00-mr 3 Tiffany Satterfield Pole Vault-99-mr, 00-mr; Hammer Throw-01 2 Angela Edwards 200m-98-mr; Javelin-01 2 Brittany Horne Discus- 10; Hammer Throw- 09, 10-MR 2 Joanna Grandas Triple Jump-02-mr, 05-mr 2 Krista Switzer Javelin-04-MR, 06 1 Kelly Bernath 100mH-01 1 Ruthie Cook 1500m-02-mr 1 Wendy Gean Hammer Throw-99-mr 1 Amy Garbacz 400mh-00 1 Angie Lefere 3000m-98-mr 1 Misty Leftwich 400m-00 1 Michelle Moskal Triple Jump- 99-mr 1 Jane Peterman Pole Vault-01-mr 1 LeAnn Sarka 3000m Steeple-06 1 Amanda Smith 400mH-08 1 Jocelyn Trapani Hammer Throw-98-mr 1 Sequoyia Calhoun 400m- 11 (MR- Meet Record- current... mr-Meet Record in winning) Relay: 4x100m 4x400m

1998-mr 1999-mr 2000-mr 2001 2000-mr 2001-mr

Andrea Karpala

Angela Edwards, Amy Garbacz, Jessica Herdzik, Becky Couyoumjian Alesha Ashley, Amy Garbacz, Tambra Stewart, Shireese Statin Angela Edwards, Amy Garbacz, Misty Leftwich, Shireese Statin Kelly Bernath, Angela Edwards, Joanna Grandas, Shireese Statin Amy Garbacz, Ruthie Cook, Jessica Yagelski, Shireese Statin Kelly Bernath, Jessica Yagelski, Joanna Grandas, Ruthie Cook

Total Titles by Athlete: (Individual + Relay) 2 or more 8- Shireese Statin, 6- Andrea Karpala 5- Angela Edwards, Amy Garbacz, Altramese Roberts 4- Joanna Grandas, Angela Machaj 3- Kelly Bernath, Ruthie Cook, Brittany Horne, Tiffany Satterfield 2- Misty Leftwich, Krista Switzer, Jessica Yagelski Athlete in Single Event: 4- Altramese Roberts- Discus 3- Angela Edwards- 4x100m, Amy Garbacz- 4x100m, Andrea Karpala- Hammer, Shireese Statin- 4x100m 2- Ruthie Cook- 4x400m; Joanna Grandas- TJ; Brittany Horne- HT; Andrea Karpala- SP; Angela Machaj- Discus; Altramese Roberts- SP; Tiffany Satterfield- PV; Shireese Statin- 100m & 200m; Krista Switzer- Javelin; Jessica Yagelski- 4x400m Total by event: 9- Hammer Throw 7- Discus 4- 4x100m, Shot Put, Javelin 3- 200m, Pole Vault, Triple Jump 2- 100m, 400mH, 4x400m 1- 400m

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Outstanding Performances - Indoor Season Year 2002 2001 1999 1992 1990

Outstanding Performer - Track Ruthie Cook Ruthie Cook Shireese Statin Athalee Norman Athalee Norman

Year 2004 2001 2000

Outstanding Performer - Field Andrea Karpala Tiffany Satterfield Tiffany Satterfield

Year Newcomer of the Year - Field 2002 Andea Karpala 1996 Jolene Bickle Year 2002 1999 1998 1996 1994 1992

Coach of the Year Guy Murray Guy Murray Guy Murray Guy Murray Guy Murray Kevin Donner

Athalee Norman Year Athlete of the Year Two-Time Outstanding 2003 Kim Hemstreet Runner of the Year

Year Newcomer of the Year - Track 1998 Angie LeFere

ALL-TIME TOP 25 LEADING SCORERS - INDOOR SEASON Grandas Karpala Cook Karl Statin Harden Hemstreet Bauman Roberts Satterfield Jess Edwards Lefere

64.50 62.00 59.00 57.50 47.75 46.25 43.00 38.00 38.00 36.50 34.75 30.00 30.00

Most Points in a Single Meet: Ruthie Cook - 29.5 in 2002

Machaj Garbacz Peterman Kulberg-Swick Norman James Frierson Turner, V Moskal Bernath Callaway Clipper

30.00 28.00 24.50 22.00 21.25 20.00 19.25 16.00 15.33 15.25 14.75 14.00

HORIZON LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY MCC (1989-2001) - HORIZON LEAGUE (2002-PRESENT) Year

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

League Finish Seventh Seventh Sixth Fifth Seventh Fifth Fourth Third Second First Second Second

League Points 23 21 29 32 23 47 72 86.5 97 122 111 107

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1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989

League Finish First First Fourth First Fifth Fourth Fourth Second Fourth Fourth Third

League Points 61 54 33.33 48 33 32 47 46.5 16 21 40

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Outstanding Performances - Outdoor Season Year Outstanding Performer - Track 2000 Shireese Statis 1999 Shireese Statis Year 2010 2005 2004

Year 2003 2002 2001 1999

Outstanding Performer - Field Brittany Horne Angela Machaj Andrea Karpala

Newcomer of the Year - Field Jennifer Frierson Andea Karpala Jane Peterman Altramese Roberts

Year Coach of the Year 2000 Guy Murray 1999 Guy Murray

Year Newcomer of the Year - Track 1998 Angela Edwards

Year Athlete of the Year 2010 Brittany Horne Brittany Horne 2010 Athlete of the Year

ALL-TIME TOP 25 LEADING SCORERS - OUTDOOR SEASON A. Roberts A. Karpala A. Machaj A. Edwards J. Grandas T. Satterfield B. Horne A. Karl R. Cook K. Bernath S. Statin J. Frierson K. Hemstreet

80 75 75 69.5 62.5 58 56 52.5 51.25 39 36.75 34.5 32

Most Points in One Meet: Angela Machaj - 38 in 2005

K.Switzer J. Trapani M. Moskal T. James A. Garbacz A. Schinske A. Bauman N. Gillikin J. Peterman V. Turner A. Smith W. Gean

30 25 24 23.5 23.25 23 22 20.25 20 20 17.5 16

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Distinguished Alumni Award Recepients George Heger Former University of Detroit track and field and basketball standout George Heger received the Athletic Director’s Distinguished Alumni Award on Aug. 17, 2011. Heger, who still shares the school’s 100-yard dash record, was honored on campus by the athletic department. Heger, a 1961 graduate, was a gifted athlete who competed in several track and field events for the Titans. His :09.8-mark in the 100-yard dash, met a standard that was established in 1930 and still stands today. Heger’s 1959 clocking matched the mark set by Bill O’Neill in 1930 and later equaled by Wally Gruber in 1947. The mark looks to stand indefinitely as the event is no longer run (100-meter dash). His former coach, Vern Fahrenkrug told the Varsity News that Heger had bested the 10-second barrier four times in one spring alone and had a pair of: 09.7 showings. Fahrenkrug continued: “Heger could go to the Olympics as a 100-meter man or in the decathlon...” While he excelled in the sprints, he also competed in the 220-yard dash, broad jump, high jump, pole vault, shot put and was a key member to the Titan relay squads. He was undefeated in dual meets in his senior year and helped the team to four relay wins at the Michigan Relays in 1960. His plaudits don’t end there. The multi-talented Heger turned down a Warner Brothers talent scout’s offer to screen test for consideration to appear in a new cowboy show. While the silver screen was out of the equation, the hardwood would serve as his second stage as he co-captained the Titan basketball team’s run to the school’s first-ever postseason berth in the 1959-60 season. That squad accepted a bid to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) and fell by a single bucket to Villanova, 88-86, in the first of a string of three straight postseason appearances for the Titans (2 NIT, 1 NCAA). Heger was teammate to Titan Hall of Famer and NBA legend Dave DeBusschere, who left as the school’s all-time leading scorer despite playing just three seasons.

Mike Stone Detroit Titan Athletics honored Brigadier General Michael A. Stone for his academic and athletic success at the University of Detroit and for his commitment to the Armed Forces, presenting him with the Athletic Director's Distinguished Alumni Award. He received the award in a special ceremony during the Titans' game on Dec. 3 at Calihan Hall. A four-year cross country and track/field member, Stone excelled in the classroom while participating in the R.O.T.C. program at U of D and earned the General George Marshall Leadership Award as the top ROTC graduate. With a Bachelor of Arts in History from U of D and a Juris Doctorate from Detroit College of Law, Stone earned the rank of Brigadier General on April 1, 2010 after serving combat tours of duty during two wars in Iraq. A member of the Veterans Foreign Wars, American Legion, and multiple other military organizations, Stone will be recognized at halftime of the Detroit Titans men's basketball game versus Cleveland State.

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Athletic Director- Keri Gaither Keri Gaither was appointed as University of Detroit Mercy’s Director of Athletics in May of 2007, less than six months after being asked to serve as Interim Director of Athletics. Soon after taking the helm of Titan athletics, Gaither announced the expansion of the Detroit Titans Division I sports program from 16 to 19 teams with the addition of men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis, all of which began play in 2008-09. In her first two years, Gaither also expanded the athletic staff by adding eight full-time positions to the department, directed the building and completion of a new $1.6 million all-purpose synthetic turf field and track, and was responsible for the hiring of men’s basketball coach Ray McCallum, women’s basketball coach Autumn Rademacher, and softball coach Sunny Jones. Gaither recently completed a successful fundraising campaign for the renovation of the men’s basketball office suite and recently completed tennis complex that includes eight new tennis courts, a tennis pavilion and a new grass field to accommodate the lacrosse and soccer teams. Gaither was recognized for her strong leadership as UDM’s Director of Athletics when she was appointed to the University of Detroit Mercy’s (UDM) senior leadership team as a member of the Associate Vice President’s UDM Athletic Director - Keri Gaither group in June of 2007. For the three years preceding her appointment as A.D., Gaither served as second in command for the Detroit Titans Athletic Department and also supervised nine Titan women’s varsity sports as the Senior Associate Athletic Director. During her tenure as Senior Associate A.D., Gaither played an instrumental role in the planning and implementation of women’s golf in 2004 when it became UDM’s 16th varsity team. Prior to her selection as A.D., Gaither had served in several key administrative roles for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics including stints as Senior Woman Administrator and Director of Business Operations. Gaither Chaired the Detroit Local Organizing Committee (DLOC) for the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four which was played in front of a record-setting crowd of 72,922 at Ford Field in Detroit as the University of Detroit Mercy served as the host institution. As the DLOC Chair, Gaither provided strong leadership for the DLOC and maintained ultimate responsibility for the local operations of the Final Four event. Gaither held the same position, in addition to being designated Tournament Director, for the 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional. As a current member of the Horizon League’s Executive Council, Gaither is actively involved with League operations. She currently serves on the League’s Men’s Basketball Strategic Planning Committee and has served on both the finance and television committees. In July of 2010, Gaither was appointed a new member of the Executive Committee of the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association. She is one of just 13 members serving on the Executive Committee, which works on behalf of the membership of the D1-AAA, in addition to its President and five other officers. Gaither was also appointed to the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (MOIC) in September of 2009. As one of six Division I members on the 15-person committee, Gaither is currently in year two of a four-year term. The MOIC was formed to review issues related to the interests of ethnic minorities and women with a focus on education and welfare of minority student-athletes, as well as the enhancement of opportunities for ethnic minorities and women in coaching, athletics administration, officiating and the NCAA governance structure. In March of 2008, Gaither was presented with the Phenomenal Women’s Ashley Gray Legacy Award by the University of Detroit Mercy’s Student Programming Board. This award was presented for her outstanding contribution toward the growth and development of students as the Director of Athletics at UDM. Gaither was also honored in September of 2008 when she was named one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ “2008 Women to Watch” for her goals and initiatives in the Detroit Titans athletics program and her leadership in serving as chair of Detroit’s Local Organizing Committee for the 2009 NCAA Final Four. While a member of the 2006 UDM Self-Study Steering Committee for NCAA Athletic Certification, Gaither also served on the Equity and Student-Athletic Welfare Sub-Committee and was designated the campus liaison during the certification process. Shortly after the University received its full certification in April of 2007, Gaither was asked by the NCAA to serve as a Peer-Review Team Member. Past University appointments include chairing UDM’s prioritization sub-committee and serving on various search committees. She is a past Board Member for the University of Detroit Mercy’s Women’s Studies Program and served on the Women’s Studies Program Development Sub-committee. She also participated as a member of the Tourism Action Group (TAG) Hospitality Committee, a group organized by the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitor Bureau dedicated to training the hospitality industry for Detroit-area events such as the 2005 MLB All Star Game, Super Bowl XL, as well as future major events. In 2006, the Titan AD completed the NCAA’s inaugural Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Females, a leadership development program sponsored by the NCAA Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. The Leadership Institute, designed to address the critical shortage of senior-level minority administrators at NCAA member institutions and conference offices, prepares diverse leaders through a 12-month leadership training and skills development experience. Gaither served as a past steering committee member of the Women’s Leadership Symposium for Intercollegiate Athletics and recently assisted in coordinating its national leadership conference. Gaither is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA), the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), and the Black Coaches Association (BCA). Graduating magna cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy, Gaither earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. During her undergraduate studies, she was a two-time recipient of the College of Liberal of Arts’ Economics Student of the Year Award. Gaither and her husband, Brad Trombley, reside in Pleasant Ridge with their two children, Elliott (19), a junior at the University of Detroit Mercy majoring in Engineering, and daughter Kennedy (13).

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Points of Pride BYRNE WINS BIG BREAK Former Titan David Byrne made Detroit proud as he won the Golf Channel’s reality television show Big Break Indian Wells in July of 2011. The victory gave Byrne a number of prizes, with the best of all a chance to play on the PGA Tour giving him an automatic exemption to the 2012 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Along with the opportunity to play in the 2012 Zurich Classic, he took home over $70,000 in cash, a paid trip for two back to the Indian Wells Golf Resort, an Adams golf endorsement deal and a $10,000 shopping spree to Dicks Sporting Goods. Byrne outperformed 10 other contestants on the 10-episode series that was shot at Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. When he competes at the Zurich Classic, he will be the first Titan in school history to play on the PGA Tour. RAY McCALLUM TO REPRESENT USA BASKETBALL Sophomore Ray McCallum continued to find himself in the national spotlight. Over the summer, he participated as a counselor in the LeBron James Skills Academy and was one of 10 collegiate point guards invited to the Deron Williams Skills Academy. Then in August, he received an invitation to attend USA Basketball’s World University Games training camp, where he eventually made the final 12man roster. The squad practiced and trained in Colorado Springs, Colo., before embarking to China on Aug. 8 to begin competition. Despite being the youngest athlete on the US squad, and a late addition to the original invitees to the training camp, he impressed coaches enough to make the team and represent the US as the red, white and blue looked for its 14th all-time medal in the competition. McCallum teamed with players from national powerhouses like Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Syracuse. The team was coached by Matt Painter of Purdue, while Cuonzo Martin of Tennessee and Butler’s Brad Stevens served as assistants.

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The NCAA honored more than 900 Division I sports teams for their high marks academically last spring, including a pair of University of Detroit Mercy teams that achieved perfect scores. The Titan men’s golfers and men’s fencing teams each earned perfect 1000’s in the latest edition of the NCAA’s Public Recognition Awards, released in May. The NCAA announcement showed that 909 teams have earned the awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates. These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs. Through its innovative APR, which provides an annual scorecard of academic achievement, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I sports team. A week later, Detroit brought home high marks in the NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate as 16 Titan teams were at or above the NCAA’s minimum standard (925) for the entire seven years since the association instituted the APR system (men’s and women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis are all entering their third year of varsity status at the school). The Detroit men’s fencing and men’s golf team each scored perfect multi-year 1000 APR scores, while women’s basketball, women’s golf and women’s tennis were all cited with perfect 1000 scores in the 2009-10 academic year. DETROIT TITAN ATHLETICS TO NAME COURT IN HONOR OF DICK VITALE Dick Vitale received a tremendous honor from Detroit as the Titans announced that they will rename its basketball court in Calihan Hall after the legendary college basketball figure. The Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall will be dedicated in conjunction with a nationally-televised men’s basketball game against Big EAST foe St. John’s on December 5, 2011 on ESPN2. Vitale will be celebrating his 32nd anniversary of calling games for ESPN at the event having started on the sports television outlet on Dec. 5, 1979.

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Vitale coached at the University of Detroit (1973-77), compiling a winning percentage of .722 (78-30), which included a 21-game winning streak during the 1976-77 season when the team participated in the NCAA Tournament. Included in the streak was a victory in Milwaukee over Al McGuire’s eventual national champion Marquette team. In April 1977, Vitale was named Athletic Director at Detroit and later that year was named the United Fund’s Detroit Man of the Year. The Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall project will feature a brand new, state-of-the-art hardwood floor for the home of the Detroit Titans men’s and women’s basketball teams. Fundraising for the project will include several other key improvements to the facility, including men’s basketball “Phase II” renovations, which began with new offices and upgraded locker room accommodations. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT A PRIORITY FOR DETROIT The University of Detroit Mercy Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) did a great job as always in trying to help out the local community. Throughout the school year, SAAC got together for a number of community initiatives, including the highly successful Sandwich Bus. The event gives Titan student-athletes a chance to come together in preparing a lunch and distributing it to the local community. SAAC also helped raise money for the Michigan Special Olympics with a Pie In The Face Fundraiser during a men’s lacrosse game as well as hosting a coat drive during a men’s basketball game for Nardly Human Services, Inc. Other student-athletes were involved outside of the field and classroom too as men’s lacrosse players Brandon Davenport, Matt Lining and Adam Parrottino participated in a Habitat for Humanity project near Grosse Pointe, while men’s basketball standouts Eli Holman and Ray McCallum greeted attendees and showed support of the United Way and downtown Detroit at the annual Blocktoberfest. UDM also partnered with the Southeastern Michigan “Toys for Tots” during Thanksgiving Weekend where the Titans played host to the Legend’s Classic.

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Sports Medicine At the University of Detroit Mercy, the sports medicine staff is committed to providing the best care to all Titan athletes. Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine Michael Miller coordinates and oversees the sports medicine services at UDM for over 250 student-athletes. The sports medicine staff is responsible for assessing athletic injuries and illnesses, administering first aid and CPR care, making medical referrals, and preventing and rehabilitating athletic injuries that occur during the school year.

Michael Miller Lainie Bisbee Asst. Director of Asst. AD for Sports Medicine Sports Medicine

The sports medicine department is under the guidance of Dr. Michael Workings, a family practice physician from the Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Workings also acts as the Team Physician for the Detroit Tigers. Dr. Terrence Lock is back as the team orthopedic, while joining the staff for the 2010-11 season is Dr. Rehal Bhojani and Dr. Patrick JeanPierre, who will provide clinic and game coverage.

Ashley VanMeter Asst. Director of Sports Medicine

The athletic training facility is located at Calihan Hall. This training facility is equipped with a taping and first aid station, treatment and modality tables, hydrotherapy whirlpools, and rehabilitative equipment. The goals of the University of Detroit Mercy Sports Medicine Department are to prevent athletic injuries as much as possible through effective injury prevention programs, and to return injured athletes to their previous competitive status in the safest and quickest manner possible.

Jen Aldea Athletic Training Intern

Kyle Bowen Athletic Training Intern

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Strength and Conditioning The main goal of the Strength and Conditioning Department is to help the student-athlete improve physically and mentally in their respective sport. This will be accomplished in such a way that is safe and efficient for each individual athlete. As the student-athlete participates in these activities we will work to lessen the possibility of injury or reinjury. If an injury should occur, we will work with the Sports Medicine Staff and the student-athlete to complete rehabilitation. Each team will have an individualized program based on their particular sport. Each program takes into account the intensity level, the physical demands, and skill involved in each individual sport and also each individual student-athlete. All teams and individuals will be subject to performance tests that will help design each program and also will help to determine the success of the program.

Joe Tofferi Asst. AD for Strength & Conditioning

Aaron Short Strength and Conditioning Assistant

The Strength and Conditioning Staff will work with each individual coach at all times. Each coach will receive updated attendance, evaluation, and comments on a regular basis about each student-athlete. Communication is the key to success in the weight room and on the playing field. The Titans condition and train in the Larry Bleach Weight Room, located in Calihan Hall. All UDM student-athletes are trained under the supervision of two full-time certified strength and conditioning coaches, as well as two intern assistants. Every member of the Titan strength and conditioning staff is assigned a team, which allows daily interaction between the athletes and the coaches. Such interaction is a tremendous asset when developing a program that best serves the athlete and the team. In the past three years, the weight room expanded by over 400 square feet. Olympic style platforms, squat racks, stretch and other auxiliary speed equipment have also been added, all designed and implemented to improve the Titans’ speed and power. The center also features the ONS Performance nutritional shake, which is designed to help every athlete recover from training and conditioning with a supplement increase in their protein and carbohydrate intake. The Detroit Titan strength and conditioning coaching staff has not only helped the Titan student-athletes, but professional athletes as well. UDM graduate and current New Orleans Hornets guard Willie Green comes back to use the facilities during the offseason.

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Academic Honors When talking about students who compete in a varsity sport, the term typically used is “studentathlete.” The word “student” comes first, and that’s the way the University of Detroit Mercy approaches all of its athletic team members. Although performance in competition is important, they are students first, and athletes second, with their performance in the classroom plenty important in Titan Territory. UDM’s Center for Student-Athlete Development, one of the first of its kind, offers programs for academic classes, drug education, student enhancement and works to improve communication skills. All 19 varsity teams are encouraged to take full advantage of the programs offered at the center. The center also heads up the NCAA Life Skills Program, which focuses on the student in student-athlete and how to deal with issues that all student-athletes today must face. Through seminars, guest speakers and NCAA videos, studentathletes are made aware of issues such as gambling and drug and alcohol abuse, and how to deal with these concerns. The center is made possible, in part, by a grant from the NCAA. In conjunction with the staff of the University Learning Center, members of the center’s staff teach UAS 107, “Athletes in Transition,” each year. All freshman and transfer student-athletes must take this course during their studies at UDM. The course deals with how student-athletes can make the transition from high school to college. This important class teaches student-athletes to deal with time and stress management, study skills and the importance of good nutritional habits.

Steve Corder Asst. AD for NCAA Compliance

Amy Gasahl Asst. Director of Compliance/ Academic Cord.

achieved a 2.75 GPA. The University of Detroit Mercy is committed to the principles of institutional control in operating our athletic department. We are responsible for adhering to the rules, regulations and spirit of the NCAA, Horizon League and the University. The University of Detroit Mercy Compliance Office directs this effort and acts a primary resource concerning NCAA rules, regulations and compliance issues. We ensure that our institution complies with all NCAA standards and we are responsible for monitoring all athletic programs to assure compliance.

Another example of Detroit’s commitment to its student-athletes’ academic excellence is the Athletic Academic Coordinator’s post. Since the position was created, UDM’s graduation rate for student-athletes has steadily risen. Assistant Athletic Director For NCAA Compliance Steve Corder, no stranger to collegiate athletics as he played soccer for Detroit from 199498, and his staff carefully track each Titan’s academic progress to make sure they are on the right path toward graduation. In addition, student-athletes are helped with their tutorial needs through the use of the studentrun Learning Center, where professors and students donate their time as tutors. The student-athletes’ academic progress is closely monitored and study table is set up to assist the Titans with any and all academic areas, including providing tutors and a writing lab. The center is open daily and also has evening hours to work around a student-athlete’s busy schedule. All freshmen must take part in the study table, as well as other student-athletes who have not yet

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Notable Alumni -A-

Richard Abdoo (Retired President & CEO, Wisconsin Energy) Thomas Angott (Chairman, CF Burger Creamery)

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Anita Barone (Actress) Stephanie Bergeron (Ret. VP & Treasurer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber) Emil Brolick (President, YUM! Brands)

Willie Green

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LAE ’86 BusAdm ’81 BusAdm ‘69, ’70

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Cynthia Canty (Radio Personality, WMGC-FM) LAE ’75 Thomas Capo BusAdm ’73, ’75, ’80 (Chairman, Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group) Michael F. Cavanagh ( Justice, Michigan Supreme Court) LAE ’62, LW ’66 Maura Corrigon ( Justice, Michigan Supreme Court) LW ’73 Matthew Cullen (President & COO Rock Enterprises) BusAdm ’83

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Richard Damman (Retired President Damman Hardware) Christopher Darga (Actor) Thomas Denomme (Ret. Vice Chair & CAO, DaimlerChrysler)

BusAdm ‘68, ‘74

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Michael Evans (President Loyola High School, MI) Warren Evans (Sheriff, Wayne County)

LAE ‘80 BusAdm ’61 LAE ‘75 LAE ’79

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W. James Farrell (Ret. Chairman & CEO, IL Tool Works) E&S ’68 Anne Carins Federlein (President, Kentucky Wesleyan Coll.) LAE ‘41 Robert Ficano (Executive, Wayne County) LW ’77 Angelina Fiordellis (Actress) LAE ‘81

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Eugene A. Gargaro (Sr. Vice President, Masco Corporation) LW ’67 Robert Goodenow (Former Exec. Dir., NHL Players Assoc.) LW ’79 Willie Green (NBA player, Philadelphia 76ers) LAE ‘03 Roman S. Gribbs (Fmr. Mayor, City of Detroit) BusAdm ’52, LW ’54

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John P. Hayes (Ret. Chairman & CEO, National Gypsum) BusAdm ’43 Robert Hendry (Retired CFO, General Motors) BusAdm ’69 Sister Mary Ellen Howard (Dir., St. Frances Cabrini Clinic) CHP ’68 William Hermann (Managing Partner, Plante & Moran) BusAdm ‘72 Jerome Horwitz (Scientist) LAE ‘42, ‘44

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Frank Kelley (Attorney General Emeritus, State of Michigan) LW ’51 David Patrick Kelley (Actor) LAE ‘77 John C. Kennedy (President & CEO, Autocam Corp.) BusAdm ’79 Jeanette Klemczak (Chief Nursing Exec., State of Michigan) CHP ’65 James Kokas (President/Owner, Opus One) LAE ‘73

2002 Horizon League Player of the Year Philadelphia 76ers (2002-10) New Orleans Hornets (2010-11)

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James D Lark (Owner, The Lark) Elmore Leonard (Author/Screenplay Writer) Albert Lorenzo (President, Macomb County CC)

LAE ‘52 LAE ’50 BusAdm ’65, ’66

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Thaddeus McCotter LAE ’87, LW ’90 (Congressman, US House of Representatives) Isaiah McKinnon LAE ‘75, ‘78 (Former Chief of Police, City of Detroit) William Morrow (Exec. VP, Crain Communications) BusAdm ’68 Peter Munoz (Director, Michigan State Police) LAE ’76

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Benny Napoleon (Sheriff, Wayne County) Joseph Nathan (Ret. President & COO, Compuware Corp.) James Norrod (President, Segway)

LAE ‘82 LAE ’74, BusAdm ’78

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James O’Sullivan (Pres. & CEO, Mazda North American Oper.)

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L. Brooks Patterson (Executive, Oakland County) Allison Payne (News Anchor, WGN-TV) Marlena Lazar-Peleo (Chief Creative Officer, McDonald’s Corp.)

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BusAdm ‘75 BusAdm ’76, ’84

LAE ’61, LW ’67 LAE ’85 LAE ‘72

Arlene Robinson (CEO, Girl Scouts of Metro Detroit) Louis Rossetti (Chairman & CEO, Rossetti Associates)

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David Schembri (President, Smart USA) David Stangis (VP Corp. Social Responsibilitiy, Campbell Soup) Robert Soulliere (President & CEO, ThyssenKrupp)

LAE ’75 AR ’59 BusAdm ‘75 E & S ‘87 BusAdm ‘85

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Andy Vazzano (Pres. & Managing Partner, SmithGroup) BusAdm ’80

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William C. Young (President, Absopure Water Co.)

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2010 Hall of Fame Members UDM established its Sports Hall of Fame in 1977 in order to honor those student-athletes, coaches and administrators who have helped develop the successful tradition of Titan Athletics. The Hall of Fame now has 112 members, following the 10 latest additions made on Homecoming Weekend on Jan. 26, 2010. The 2002 induction dinner was truly one to remember. The inductees included two of the Titans’ former basketball All-Americans, Terry Tyler and John Long – or Thunder and Lightning, as they were affectionately known during their playing The 2010 Titan Hall of Fame Class is inducted at halftime days – as well as the 1960 of the men’s basketball game against Wright State on Jan. 26. Titan football team as a unit. L-R: Adam Walicki, Joe Kopicki, Kim Jess, Pat Adams, Additionally, the beautiful Ken Dubois, Mike Pesci, Maria Pandele new Hall of Fame display (Not Pictured: Jermaine Jackson, Rashad Phillips, Cassandra Pack) in the Calihan Hall lobby was unveiled that night for a crowd which would fill the arena’s main floor during the induction dinner. Long and Tyler were part of one of the winningest eras of Titan basketball, having helped their team to an 8625 record over their four years combined. They helped the Titans to an NCAA Tournament berth in 1977, and an NIT appearance one year later. Long was the only player ever to lead the Titans in scoring for four straight varsity seasons, and he’s still the second-leading point producer in school history. Tyler, meanwhile, is the all-time Detroit leader for blocked shots in a game, a season and a career. He is also second in career field goal percentage and sixth in scoring. The pair’s old coach, none other than Dick Vitale, was the keynote speaker at his former players’ induction dinner. The present-day ESPN/ABC telecaster kept the audience captivated for more than an hour with his memories of coaching the Titans. The 1960 football squad became the first team ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame en masse. That team finished the season 7-2 – the winningest U-D record of the post-World War II era. Two of those victories, over Cincinnati and Xavier, came by shutout. Future pro stars Larry Vargo, Bruce Maher, Steve Stonebreaker and Jerry Gross were all part of the 1960 Titan roster. The most recent induction class included four former basketball players – Joe Kopicki, Jermaine Jackson, Rashad Phillips and, from the women’s team, Cassandra Pack – as well as former stars from baseball (Pat Adams and Mike Pesci), cross country/track and field (Ken Dubois and Kim Jess), golf (Adam Walicki) and tennis (Maria Pandele).

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Hall of Fame Members Inductee Sport The 1960 Titan Football Team Harry Ackermann Swimming Pat Adams Baseball Grady Alderman Football Bob Babbish Golf Chuck Baer Football Coach Vince Banonis Football Ed Barbour Football Player, Coach Al Baumgart Football Joseph Beer Football Paul Bibeau Baseball John Biringer Football Larry Bleach Basketball Lloyd Brazil Football Dad Butler Trainer, Coach Bob Calihan Basketball Dan Cantillon Fencing Pudge Cavanaugh Tennis Mary (Lillie) Cicerone Basketball Earl “Dutch� Clark Football Coach Earl Clark Jr. Tennis Player, Coach Tom Connell Football John Conti Football Frank Corej Baseball Pete Craig Baseball Cindy Crosbie Softball Earl Cureton Basketball Bill Daly Track Coretta Daniels Basketball Dave DeBusschere Basketball Gus Dorais Football Coach Ken Dubois Cross Country, Track Terry Duerod Basketball Dick Dzik Basketball Bill Ebben Basketball Andy Farkas Football George Fefles Basketball Tim Finnin Football Cindy Fix Soccer Al Ghesquiere Football William Giovan Fencing Ralph Goldstein Basketball Nate Goodnow Football Bob Greiner Football Jerry Gross Football Wally Gruber Football, Track Ken Hamann Baseball Spencer Haywood Basketball Fred Hooker Fencing Bob Ivory Football Jermaine Jackson Basketball Kim Jess Track William Kelly Joyce Golf Coach Mike Kaysserian Football Howard Keating Football Kal Kaliszewski Soccer John Kirwan Basketball Brad Kinsman Athletic Director

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Year 2001 1986 2010 1979 1980 1980 1977 1980 1989 1985 1982 1982 1980 1977 1977 1977 1980 1988 2007 1978 1985 1980 1984 1986 1980 2007 2007 1987 1989 1977 1977 2010 1993 1983 1978 1977 1988 1980 2007 1981 1980 1982 1980 1986 1980 1983 1988 1993 1986 1981 2010 2010 1981 1980 1984 2007 1981 2007

Inductee Sport Greg Kocab Fencing Sam Kocsis Golf Joe Kopicki Basketball Robert Koval Football Jack Kurkowski Football Harold Lauer Football John Long Basketball Ed Lukas Basketball Player, Coach Dick Lutz Football Bruce Maher Football Gene Malinowski Football Ted Marchibroda Football James Massey Football Art Masucci Football Denny McCotter Football Pat McDonald Fencing Brendan McNamara Basketball Bob Miller Baseball Cheryl (Williams) Miller Basketball Dorie Murrey Basketball John Mulroy Administration Charley North Basketball Doug Nott Football Brakie Orr Baseball Cassandra Pack Basketball Terry Page Basketball Ed Palumbo Football Maria Pandele Tennis Bud Payne Football Richard Perry Fencing Coach Mike Pesci Baseball Rashad Phillips Basketball Walter Poff Basketball Mike Polvi Baseball Bob Prendergast Baseball Al Rappaport Track Bruce Rodwan Basketball Harold Ryan Track Larry Salci Basketball John Shada Football Player, Coach Tyrone Simmons Fencing Steve Stonebreaker Football Gerry Surowiec Fencing Norm Swanson Basketball Tom Thornton Football Bill Turkington Baseball Terry Tyler Basketball Larry Vargo Football Dick Vitale Basketball Coach Tillie Voss Football, Basketball Tom Watrous Golf Adam Walicki Golf Mike Walsh Basketball, Baseball Bonnie (Fitzpatrick) Wood Cross Country/Track Ed Wood Football Joe Wright Football/Basketball/Baseball

Year 1987 1986 2010 1988 1982 1981 2001 1983 1981 1979 1981 1983 1986 1981 1988 1981 1982 1979 2005 1984 2005 2005 1980 1984 2010 1985 1983 2010 1984 1980 2010 2010 1981 1989 1981 1987 1987 1988 1986 1980 1982 1987 1989 1980 1981 1987 2001 1987 1993 1978 1984 2010 1989 2007 1983 1980

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Staff Directory

Jen Aldea Athletic Training Intern

Steve Corder Asst. AD for NCAA Compliance

Erick Barnes Stacey Barns Lainee Bisbee Kyle Bowen Taylor Blakely Dennis Carlesso Tanya Carper Men’s Faculty Dir. of Devel. Asst. Director of Athletic Cheer Team Athletic Basketball Athletics Sports Medicine Training Intern Administration For Athletics & Coach Representative Office Manager Student Facilities Intern

Joe Douglas Sr. Beth Finster Keri Gaither S.S.J GA Athletic Associate V.P. & University Training/Strength Athletic Minister for & Cond. Director Athletics

Teri Kromrei Jason Horn Associate Athletic Associate AD for Business Director for External Affairs Operations/SWA

Mike Miller Asst. AD for Sports Medicine

Victoria Vintevoghel Graduate Asst. Athletic Trainer

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Chad Pitkin Equipment & Facilities Intern

Joel Walrath Sports Info. Assistant

Jeff Latinen Asst. AD for Facilities & Special Events

Jordan Sames Director of Concessions & Merchandising

Amy Gasahl Asst. Dir. of Compliance/ Acad. Coord.

Phuong Le Jessica Liebner Assistant Facility Ops. Business and Graduate Ticket Manager Assistant

Aaron Short Strength and Conditioning Assistant

Dean Haddad P.J. Gradowski Greg Haapala Senior Asst. Pep Band Director of Ticket Sports Director Sales & Fan Information Experience Director

Brandon Longmeier Dir. of Athletic Mktg. & Promotions

Tom Stanton Harvey Theeck Faculty Athletics Athletic Representative Equipment Manager

Dennis Morey Andrea Mosher Equipment Academic Room Graduate Coordinator Assistant Assistant

Joe Tofferi Asst. AD for Strength and Conditioning

Ashley VanMeter Asst. Director of Sports Medicine

Mitch Wigness Sports Information Director

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Titan Head Coaches

Terri AnthonyRyan Women’s Golf HL - 2010

Grant Asher Men’s Tennis

Nicholas Deren Men’s Soccer

Todd Dressell Fencing MFC - 2009

Mark Engel Men’s Golf HL - 1992/1999 2007/2009/2010

Matt Holtz Men’s Lacrosse

Sunny Jones Softball

Mike Lupenec Women’s Soccer HL - 1995/1996 2005

Laura Maness Women’s Lacrosse

Ray McCallum Men’s Basketball

Guy Murray Track & Field / Cross Country HL - 1996/1998 1999/2000/2002 2003

Pjotrs Necajevs Interim Women’s Tennis

Autumn Rademacher Women’s Basketball HL - 2010

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Horizon League In its 33rd season of operation in the 201112 academic year, the Horizon League continues to aspire toward its goal of being one of the nation’s leading athletics conferences while being recognized as a leader in the development of studentathletes as leaders and role models. The Horizon League membership features ten public and private institutions that have impressive academic reputations and a storied tradition of broad-based athletic programs. Membership includes Butler University, Cleveland State University, the University of Detroit Mercy, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Valparaiso University, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wright State University and Youngstown State University. The Horizon League’s primary focus is on adding value to the educational experience through its four platforms: athletic performance, academic achievement, community outreach, and personal responsibility and accountability. It is the League’s belief that athletics is a powerful and visible resource tool that can be used to enhance student-athletes’ collegiate experience. The Horizon League’s goals are to enhance the holistic university experience for the student-athlete, to create an affiliation of institutions with similar athletic goals, and to adhere to the principals of integrity, diversity, excellence and growth. The Horizon League sponsors competition in 19 sports - nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and tennis) and ten for women (basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis and volleyball). The League receives automatic bids to NCAA championships in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, and for the first time in League history, women’s golf. The Horizon League is headquartered in Indianapolis, the “Amateur Sports Capital of the World,” with offices in the Pan American Plaza (201 S. Capitol

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Avenue), located a block from Lucas Oil Stadium and just minutes from Conseco Fieldhouse, the State Capitol Building, Victory Field (home of the Indianapolis Indians) and the NCAA national office. A PROUD HISTORY Founded on June 16, 1979, as the Midwestern City Conference with six charter members, the League changed its name to the Midwestern Collegiate Conference in 1985 and added women’s sports for the 1986-87 academic year. Charter members of the conference included current members Butler and Loyola as well as the University of Evansville, Oklahoma City University, Oral Roberts University and Xavier University. Among other current members, Detroit joined in 1980, and Cleveland State, UIC, Green Bay, Milwaukee and Wright State came aboard in 1994 (along with Northern Illinois University) in the largest nonmerger conference expansion in history. Youngstown State joined in 2001 and Valparaiso in 2007. On June 4, 2001, the Horizon League unveiled its current name and ushered in a new dynamic direction that has brought the League closer to its stated goal of being one of the nation’s top ten collegiate athletic conferences with a focus on enhancing the student-athletes’ experience by upgrading the League’s market and competitive positions. ATHLETIC SUCCESS In the past few years, the Horizon League has enjoyed unprecedented success on the national stage, highlighted by Butler’s second consecutive appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball championship game appearance where the Bulldogs fell to Connecticut, 53-41. The Horizon League has compiled a 19-11 record in the past nine years in the NCAA tournament, ranking seventh among all collegiate conferences for winning percentage. Green Bay’s women’s basketball team became the league’s first team to reach the Sweet 16 in 2011, knocking off Michigan State in the second round before going toe-to-toe with No. 1 seed Baylor in the regional semifinals. The Phoenix earned a No. 5 seed in the tournament, going 34-2 on the year and holding a perfect 16-0 mark in Horizon League play. Men’s soccer has tasted victory in seven out of the last nine years (Milwaukee 2002-05,

Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone UIC 2006-08), with UIC just one win away from the College Cup in 2007. In 2011, Butler was consistently ranked in the top 10 of the nation, earning the No. 13 national seed after becoming the last unbeaten team in the country. In softball, League teams won a game in the national tournament four straight years earlier in the decade (UIC 2002, 2004; Wright State 2003; Green Bay 2005) while advancing into the second round in women’s soccer three of the last six seasons (Detroit 2004, Milwaukee 2005-06). Butler’s Victoria Mitchell became the League’s first NCAA individual champion when she won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. ACADEMIC SUCCESS Horizon League student-athletes also excel in the classroom as more than 500 have been named to the Academic Honor Roll each of the past nine semesters for carrying a grade-point average of 3.2 or better, including more than 700 for the last four semesters. 24 student-athletes were named to ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District teams in 2010-11, while six earned Academic All-America honors.

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The Horizon League: Raise Your Sights LEADERSHIP Jonathan B. ( Jon) LeCrone is in his 20th year as Commissioner of the Horizon League, having been named to the position on May 11, 1992, and is the fifthlongest tenured commissioner among the 31 Division I conferences. He is the fifth commissioner in League history, succeeding Daniel B. “Tucker” DiEdwardo (1989-92), James W. Shaffer (1984-89), Cecil N. Coleman (1980-84) and James J. McCafferty (1979-80). LeCrone is in the final year of a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council after completing a five-year term on the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee.

COMMUNITY SERVICE In addition to its athletics success, the Horizon League has secured a wellearned reputation for its community service initiatives. Each January, member institutions partner with local elementary schools for an art, music and essay contest highlighting the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with winners recognized at League games on the weekend of MLK Day. The Horizon League Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) also has continued a tradition of working with youth in Indianapolis during its annual summer meeting. In addition, SAAC is partnering with Special Olympics, putting on events for Olympians in each community. Several League men’s basketball coaches coached barefoot to support Samaritan’s Feet and Coaches vs. Cancer initiatives, and the League’s schools and fans donate to Komen for the Cure for breast cancer awareness during its annual women’s basketball championship. On campus, student-athletes have raised money and awareness for such causes as breast cancer, diabetes and hurricane relief, while hosting blood drives, neighborhood clean-ups, Big Brother/Big Sister programs and more. SPORTSMANSHIP One of the Horizon League’s points of emphasis is fostering collegial environments for competition among student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans in a pro-active approach. Among

the vehicles is the Ethical Conduct Pledge, which is signed each season by studentathletes, coaches, officials, and campus and League administrators. Its purpose is to make all the involved groups aware of the Horizon League expectations of behavior during conference events. DEMOGRAPHICS Horizon League institutions boast a combined enrollment of more than 130,000 plus nearly a quarter-million living alumni centered in the League’s Midwest footprint. League media markets include five of the nation’s top 35 in Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Milwaukee, covering more than ten million television households and encompassing more than nine percent of the nation’s television audience. GOVERNANCE The Horizon League is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the ten member institutions’ chief executive officers. Dr. Ronald Berkman, President of Cleveland State, serves as Board Chair through June 30, 2012. John Parry, Director of Athletics at Cleveland State, serves as chair of the Executive Council, and Beth Goetz, Associate Athletic Director/ Senior Woman Administrator at Butler, is the Vice Chair and Shelia Patterson of Cleveland State serves as chair of the Faculty Athletics Representatives.

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VISIBILITY The Horizon League has enhanced its media visibility with a number of initiatives. The League is in a three-year agreement with ESPN that includes selected regularseason men’s basketball action (ESPN2) and the men’s championship game (ESPN) and features increased exposures each year on ESPNU plus inclusion in the annual O’Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters, one of college basketball’s premier inseason events. HORIZON LEAGUE NETWORK Having streamed more than 2,000 free, live events in the last five years, the Horizon League is a recognized leader in video streaming, through the Horizon League Network (HLN). HLN takes viewers inside the conference, featuring student-athlete profiles, weekly highlight shows, comprehensive coverage of all 19 Horizon League championships and other special programming. In 2010-11, HLN and HorizonLeague. com experienced unprecedented growth as more than 300,000 unique visitors across 149 countries/territories watched HLN coverage. Through the League’s partnership with WebStream Productions, Horizon-League.com integrated both HorizonLeagueNetwork.tv and HorizonLeague.org, leading to record visitors to the new site. The 2010-11 season featured the 2,000th live event streamed by the League.

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City of Detroit Having celebrated its tricentennial in 2001, Greater Detroit has the best of the old and the most promising of the new. From Greektown to Bricktown, Detroit has it all. The oldest city in the Midwest, Detroit was discovered in 1701 and has since become the center of business and recreation for millions. It is the largest city in Michigan and the 11th largest in the United States. Encompassing three counties — Wayne, Oakland and Macomb — the Metropolitan Detroit area spans 2,026 square miles and is home to 4.4 million people, nearly one million of whom live within the City of Detroit. Detroit’s vibrant, 75-acre Civic Center is a riverfront mecca for convention, entertainment, festival and sporting activities. Home to Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center and Arena, Joe Louis Arena and Philip A. Hart Plaza, the Civic Center is adjacent to some of the area’s finest hotels, top-notch restaurants and the famous Renaissance Center. Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center underwent a $200 million expansion, which was completed in 1989 and increased the facility’s exhibit space to 720,000 square feet, making it one of the nation’s largest convention centers. Renaissance Center, now the world headquarters for General Motors, is the city’s largest office complex, with seven gleaming towers of activity located on the Detroit riverfront. The 73-story Marriott Hotel is housed within this symbol of downtown development. Long known as the automobile capital of the world, the Detroit area is headquarters to all of the major automobile companies. While a lot of the area’s industry centers around the “horseless carriage,” Detroit is more than a smokestack town. Home to 16 of the Fortune 1000 firms, greater Detroit ranks sixth among U.S. cities in total spendable income.

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A short walk from the riverfront and the rigors of business is the enjoyment of exciting ethnic nightlife, known to Detroiters as Greektown. A two-block area of authentic Greek food and entertainment, Greektown became an even more invigorating locale in recent years with the addition of the Greektown Casino, one of three major casinos operating near downtown. One can enjoy art and scan the shelves that house 2.5 million books in the Detroit Public Library; and experience Michigan’s Underground Railroad movement at the Museum of African-American History. Americana at its finest is displayed at Dearborn’s Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. While The Henry Ford is a museum that displays artifacts and implements used in earlier times, Greenfield Village demonstrates how these items were used and how they affected lifestyles. Music for every taste abounds in Greater Detroit. The Detroit symphony is world-renowned. Jazz greats join local performers at the annual Montreaux Jazz Festival. Popular music fans are entertained at several area music houses including the Royal Oak Music Theater, Orchestra Hall and the Fox Theatre. Detroit is a great sports town, known throughout the country for its enthusiastic fans. The Detroit Tigers play in Comerica Park, which opened in 2000 and hosted the 2005 Major League All-Star Game as well as 2006 World Series contests. Immediately adjacent to the Tigers’ home, the NFL Lions play in another wonderful new facility, Ford Field, which hosted Super Bowl XL in 2006. The 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional was played in Ford Field as was the 2009 Final Four, both of the events, incidentally, hosted by UDM. The 2008 Stanley Cup Champion Red Wings call Joe Louis Arena home. The NBA Detroit Pistons play in the Palace of Auburn Hills. Two-thirds of a mile across the Detroit River lies Windsor, Ontario, Canada. To celebrate the friendship and independence of t h e t wo n a t i on s , t h e International Freedom Festival is held for two weeks each summer, with activities in both countries.

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