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Table of Contents, Media Information and 2011 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 2011 Roster and 2010 Team Finishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Head Coach Don Weber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Assistant Coach Thomas Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Stacey Eden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Trent Halasek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Colin Heenan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Matt Hillenbrand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Justin House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 William James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Adam Kahleifeh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Sean Keane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Miles Kilgore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Walter Luttrell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Josh Nadzam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Keffri Neal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Luis Orta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Jared Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Robert Scharold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Jacob Wildenmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Mackay Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Katy Achtien . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Anna Bostrom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Megan Broderick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Cally Macumber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Amanda Olds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Chelsea Oswald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Allison Peare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Taylor Wendler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Hiruni Wijayaratne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Kalen Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Megan Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 2010 Mens and Women’s Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 2010 Men’s Season Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 2010 Women’s Season Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Men’s Cross Country Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Women’s Cross Country Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

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The 2011 Kentucky cross country fact book is intended to answer any questions you might have about the season. Questions about the 2011 UK cross country team should be directed to Metz Camfield in the Kentucky Metz Camfield media relations office at XC Contact (859) 257-3838. We look forward to assisting you in your coverage of our program.

INTERVIEWS All media interviews with student-athletes and coaches at the University of Kentucky must be coordinated through the media relations office. Please make all requests for intervews at least 24 hours before the desired interview time to Metz Camfield. Please allow two days notice for any telephone interview.

CONTACT INFORMATION Cross Country Contact . . Metz Camfield Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . (859) 257-3838 Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . (434) 962-0080 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (859) 323-4310 Email. . . . . . . . . . Metz.Camfield@uky.edu Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UKathletics.com Interactive Website. . UKcrosscountry.com

UK ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION Joe Craft Center 338 Lexington Avenue Lexington, KY 40506-0604 (859) 257-8000

2011 SCHEDULE Date 9/2/11 9/17/11 10/1/11 10/14/11 10/31/11 11/12/11 11/21/11

Meet Belmont-VU Opener Tennessee Invitational Greater Louisville Invitational Panorama Farms Invitational Southeastern Conference Championship NCAA Southeast Regional NCAA National Championship 1

Site Nashville, Tenn. Knoxville, Tenn. Louisville, Ky. Charlottesville, Va. Knoxville, Tenn. Louisville, Ky. Terre Haute, Ind.


QUICK FACTS 2010-11 WOMEN’S TEAM REVIEW SEC Finish: Eighth Meets: Six Team Best Finish: 1st (Iona Meet of Champions) Team Top-Five Finishes: Two -- San Francisco Invitational (2nd), Iona Meet of Champions (1st) Team Best Result: 39 points (San Francisco Invitational, 2nd place) Best Individual Finish: 1st (Chelsea Oswald, Iona Meet of Champions)

UNIVERSITY Location: Lexington, Ky. Founded: 1865 Enrollment: 28,000 Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Blue (PMS 286) and White Conference: Southeastern President: Dr. Eli Capilouto (Alabama, 1971) Faculty Representative: Joseph L. Fink III (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1970) UK website: www.uky.edu

MEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY (ALL-TIME) Championship Appearances: 11 (1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2003) Best Finish: Eighth in 1988

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT INFORMATION Athletics Director: Mitch Barnhart (Ottawa, 1981) Deputy Director of Athletics: Mark Coyle Senior Associate Athletic Directors: Sandy Bell, Lisa Peterson, John Cropp, DeWayne Peevy and Russ Pear Associate Athletic Directors: Bob Bradley, Candice Chaffin, Jason Schlafer and Joe Sharpe Assistant Athletic Directors: Melissa Gleason, Heather McAtee, Kevin Saal and Rodney Stiles Special Assistant to the AD: Marc Hill UK Athletics Department: (859) 257-8000

WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY (ALL-TIME) Championship Appearances: Five (1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 2008) Best Finish: First in 1988 MEDIA RELATIONS STAFF Senior Associate AD/Media Relations: DeWayne Peevy Director/Football: Tony Neely Associate Directors: John Hayden, Susan Lax Assistant Directors: Pete Camagna, Brent Ingram, Deb Moore Media Relations Assistants: Metz Camfield (Men’s Golf ), Evan Crane Office Manager: Jamie Holloway Media Relations Office: (859) 257-3838 Media Relations Fax: (859) 257-4310 Mailing Address: Media Relations, Joe Craft Center, 338 Lexington Ave., Lexington, KY 40506 Website: www.UKathletics.com

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Don Weber Alma Mater: Kentucky (1973) Years at UK: 28th Year Years Coaching: 34th Year Assistant Coach: Thomas Morgan Alma Mater: Kentucky (2003) Years at UK: Second Year Director of Operations: Lavera Morris Years at UK: First Year 2011-12 MEN’S TEAM INFORMATION Letter winners returning/lost: 10/4 Top Returning Runners: Stacey Eden, Josh Nadzam, Luis Orta Newcomers: Justin House, Sean Keane, Miles Kilgore, Keffri Neal, Jacob Wildenmann, Mackay Wilson 2011-12 WOMEN’S TEAM INFORMATION Letter winners returning/lost: 8/3 Top Returning Runners: Cally Macumber, Chelsea Oswald Newcomers: Megan Broderick, Amanda Olds, Kalen Wright 2010-11 MEN’S TEAM REVIEW SEC Finish: Eighth Meets: Six Team Best Finish: 2nd (San Francisco Invitational) Team Top-Five Finishes: Two -- San Francisco Invitational (2nd), Blue Ridge Open (4th) Team Best Result: 54 points (San Francisco Invitational, 2nd place) Best Individual Finish: 1st (Luis Orta, San Francisco Invitational)

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2011 ROSTER MEN’S TEAM

WOMEN’S TEAM

Name

Yr.

Hometown (High School/Previous)

Name

Yr.

Hometown (High School/Previous)

Stacey Eden

So.

Shelbyville, Ky. (Shelby County)

Katy Achtien

Jr.

Fishers, Ind. (Cathedral)

Trent Halasek

Sr.

Georgetown, Ky. (Scott County)

Anna Bostrom

So.

Versailles, Ky. (Woodford)

Colin Heenan

Sr.

Liverpool, N.Y. (Liverpool)

Megan Broderick

Sr.

Tampa, Fla. (Florida Virtual School)

Matt Hillenbrand So.

Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier)

Cally Macumber

Jr.

Rochester Hills, Mich. (Rochester Adams)

Justin House

Fr.

Owensboro, Ky. (Apollo)

Amanda Olds

Fr.

Elmira, Mich. (Gaylord)

William James

So.

Cordova, Tenn. (Cordova)

Chelsea Oswald

Jr.

Medina, Ohio (Walsh Jesuit)

Adam Kahleifeh

So.

Milford, Ky. (Bardstown)

Allison Peare

So.

North Canton, Ohio (Hoover)

Sean Keane

Fr.

Surrey, BC Canada (Whiterock Christian)

Taylor Wendler

So.

Syracuse, N.Y. (Cicero-North Syracuse)

Miles Kilgore

Fr.

Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette)

Hiruni Wijayaratne Jr.

Herndon, Va. (Herndon)

Walter Luttrell

Sr.

Dayton, Ohio (Dayton Christian)

Kalen Wright

Fr.

Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips)

Josh Nadzam

Sr.

Monaca, Pa. (Monaca)

Megan Wright

Jr.

Mt. Orab, Ohio (Western Brown)

Keffri Neal

Fr.

Surrey, BC Canada (Fleetwood Park Secondary)

Luis Orta

Jr.

Caracas, Venezuela (Madison L.C.)

Jared Phillips

Fr.

Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Blackman)

Robert Scharold

So.

Alexandria, Ky. (Campbell)

Jacob Wildemann Fr.

Louisville, Ky. (Trinity)

Mackay Wilson

Stratford, Ontario

Fr.

MEN’S 2010 TEAM FINISHES

WOMEN’S 2010 TEAM FINISHES

9-4 • San Francisco Invitational • 8K • San Francisco, Calif. 2nd out of eight teams, 54 points Overall winner: Luis Orta, University of Kentucky, 24:52 9-18 • Iona College Meet of Champions • 8K • New York, N.Y. 10th out of 19 teams, 236 points Overall winner: Eric Finan, University of Cincinnati, 24:48.45 10-2 • Greater Louisville Classic • 8K • Louisville, Ky. 19th out of 38 teams, 566 points Overall winner: Meshack Koyiaki, Columbus St. University, 23:20.75 10-15 • Blue Ridge Open • 8K • Boone, N.C. 4th out of 18 teams, 143 points Overall winner: Neal Darmody, High Point, 24:35.9 11-1 • Southeastern Conference Championship • 8K • Columbia, S.C. 8th out of 11 teams, 222 points Overall winner: Barnabas Kirui, Ole Miss, 23:52.07 11-13 • NCAA Southeast Regional • 10K • Louisville, Ky. 21st out of 34 teams, 572 points Overall winner: Samuel Chelanga, Liberty, 29:55.80

9-4 • San Francisco Invitational • 5K • San Francisco, Calif. 2nd out of nine teams, 39 points Overall winner: Chelsea Reilly, University of California, 17:20 9-18 • Iona College Meet of Champions • 6K • New York, N.Y. 1st out of 18 teams, 62 points Overall winner: Chelsea Oswald, University of Kentucky, 21:41.68 10-2 • Greater Louisville Classic • 5K • Louisville, Ky. 9th out of 35 teams, 307 points Overall winner: Neely Spence, Shippensburg University, 16:32.90 10-15 • Blue Ridge Open • 5K • Boone, N.C. 7th out of 18 teams, 197 points Overall winner: Carly Seymour, Duke, 17:15.00 11-1 • Southeastern Conference Championship • 8K • Columbia, S.C. 8th out of 12 teams, 207 points Overall winner: Kristie Krueger, Georgia, 20:41.25 11-13 • NCAA Southeast Regional • 10K • Louisville, Ky. 14th out of 37 teams, 439 points Overall winner: Laura Hoer, NC State, 19:54.42

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HEAD COACH DON WEBER E

ntering his 28th season as head coach at the University of Kentucky, Don Weber has seen NCAA Champions, AllAmerica honors, Conference Champions and academic honors. Overall, he has dedicated his time and passion over the past 34 years including the seven seasons Weber served as head cross country coach and as an assistant coach for track and field. Weber has built Kentucky into the prestigious program that it is today. A veteran to the Southeastern Conference, Weber’s coaching tenure at UK is the longest among his peers in the league. Weber has spearheaded track and field and cross country at UK since 1984, and under his direction, the program has become a staple at the national championships. National success quickly followed after Weber was elevated to direct the program. His 1985 women’s cross country team finished fourth at the NCAA Championships. The Wildcats improved the following year with a third-place national finish, leading up to his crowning achievement. In 1988, Weber guided the UK women’s cross country team to the NCAA National Championship title. At the same national championship event, the men’s team finished eighth. In 1989, the women’s squad returned to the championship as the national runnerup. In 2008, Weber helped guide a new generation to the national stage as the women’s team made its fifth postseason appearance at the NCAA Championships. In recognition of the Wildcats’ success on

the cross country course, Weber was named NCAA Coach of the Year in 1988. Prior to that, he was honored as NCAA District III Coach of the Year in 1985. In both of those years, he also received the SEC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year. Weber has been named SEC Women’s Coach of the Year three times (1985, 1988 and 1989) and was Men’s Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year in 1995. After more than two decades at the helm of the Kentucky program, Weber’s athletes have earned 187 NCAA All-America honors and six Wildcats have won 10 NCAA individual national championships. He has also coached a total of 106 SEC individual champions. During Weber’s tenure at Kentucky, Wildcat cross country and track and field athletes have consistently been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Weber’s prolific coaching career stems from his vast experience as a Kentucky athlete and former SEC Champion. As a student-athlete, Weber participated in track and cross country at UK from 1968-72. In 1970, he helped his team to the SEC Cross Country Championship, which led to an All-SEC honor in cross country. Weber also received All-SEC honors in indoor track from 1968-72. He was the SEC 1,000yard champion in 1972, establishing a thenconference record with a time of 2:10.20. Weber received the UK Athletic Leadership Award the same year. In addition to all of his honors and records, he was named captain of both the cross country and track squads. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from UK in education in 1973, he began his coaching career at Jesse Stuart High School in Louisville. Following two successful years at the high school level, he entered the collegiate ranks

SINCE WEBER BECAME HEAD COACH • UK track & field athletes have won 221 NCAA All-America honors, including 50 in the last five years. • Seven UK athletes have won 11 individual NCAA National Championships, including Rashaud Scott’s 2008 title in men’s discus. • UK has had three athletes earn United States Olympic Team berths on four occasions: 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000. In addition five athletes have earned international Olympic Team berths on two occasions: 2004 and 2008. • UK has won seven Southeastern Conference cross country team titles, an NCAA Cross Country Championship, a runner-up, third-, fourth-, eighth-, 11th- and 12th-place NCAA national finishes. • UK has five top-10 finishes at the NCAA Track & Field Championships and 11 top-20 finishes, including the Wildcat men’s ninth-place finish at the 2008 Outdoor Championships. • UK has produced “Championship of America” relay teams in both the prestigious Penn Relays and the Drake Relays. • UK has been consistently ranked nationally in the middle-distance relays. • The track and field teams have had three females and three males recognized as UK Athletes of the Year, two of which were repeat honors. • Seven middle distance athletes qualified for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials, more than any other team in the nation in the 800 and 1,500 meters. • Ten representatives of UK track and field took part in 2008 Olympic trials across North and South America.

as an assistant cross country and track and field coach at Murray State University in Murray, Ky. While coaching the Racers, Weber earned a master’s degree in secondary education. In 1975, the Concentracion Deportiva de Pinchincha (the Sports Committee of the Ecuadorian State of Pichincha) selected Weber as the National and Olympic Track and Field Coach and to guide the team at the Montreal Summer Games. Following the 1976 Olympics, Weber returned to the United States to serve as the assistant coach at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan., before joining the coaching staff at his alma mater in 1978. Weber has also authored several articles on distance running. He and his wife Camille have three adult children: Jennifer, Katie and Robbie.

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ASST. COACH THOMAS MORGAN T

homas Morgan, former University of Kentucky student-athlete and 2003 Southeastern Conference cross-country champion, is entering his second season as assistant coach of distance events with UK. “I am thrilled to have Thomas returning to UK as my assistant coach,” said head coach Don Weber one year ago. “He’s not only returning to UK, but his hometown of Lexington as well. As a former UK athlete I know how meaningful the opportunity to coach at UK was to me, and I am certain it is meaningful to Thomas. “In 30 years of coaching at UK, Thomas was one of our all-time success stories as a student and as an athlete, so bringing him back into the program is very exciting, rewarding and comforting to me. Thomas will be a great role model for our athletes. He started his UK career with modest athletic credentials, but based on who he is, he developed into one of the nation’s very best collegiate distance runners while simultaneously excelling in the classroom.” Morgan joins Kentucky after a five-year stint with the Zap Fitness Foundation, Inc., as a professional athlete and support staff member.

While at Zap Fitness, he traveled to countless domestic competitions of all levels and took five trips to Europe, meeting many influential figures in the track and field community. As a support staff member and camp counselor, Morgan provided support in hosting running camps that included speaking to groups of up to 500 people on running-related topics such as nutrition, lifestyle, mental strategies and racing experiences. "I consider it a great privilege to return to the institution that provided me so many opportunities, both athletically and academically,” Morgan said. “I am looking forward to providing that same opportunity to the current student-athletes and fostering an environment of success." In 2004 and 2008, Morgan qualified and participated in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 5,000-meter run as a member of Zap Fitness. Using the experience gained in 2004, Morgan had his best performance at the trials in 2008 when he placed 10th in the 5,000m run with a time of 13:47.76. Also in 2008, he finished ranked in the top-100 5,000m runners in the world and seventh-fastest American with a time of 13:27.45. While at the University of Kentucky, Morgan was a two-time All-America honoree for his performance in the distance medley relay in 2001 and 2003. The former Wildcat student-athlete was also a five-time All-SEC performer, twice in

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cross country, once in indoor track and twice for outdoor track. He was a seven-time NCAA Championship qualifier as well, twice in cross country, three times in indoor track and twice during the outdoor season. Morgan broke a 32year-old school record in the 5,000m run during his final outdoor season at Kentucky with a time of 13:45.57. He stands in the top five in three events, and the top 10 in three other events in the Kentucky record books, including first in the outdoor 5,000m, third in the indoor 3,000m, fourth in the indoor 5,000m, sixth in the indoor mile, sixth in the outdoor 1,500m and sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase. Morgan graduated in May 2003 from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of business administration in finance and later a masters of business administration in 2005.


MEN’S BIOS STACEY EDEN

and junior as well as a 4x400m relay championship in his third year ... Holds region and school record in 800m run ... Also claims school record in the 1600m run and 1600m relay ... Coached by Dwayne Ellison ... Team was second runner-up at Kentucky state championships and Class 3A Region 5 Champions during junior year ... Played football freshman and sophomore years ... Graduated with 3.7 GPA. Personal: Full name is Robert Trent Halasek ... Born Aug. 10, 1989 in Georgetown, Ky. ... Parents are Robert and Judy Halasek ... Has one sister, Andrea a senior on the UK track team ... Mother Judy also attended UK … Major is finance.

SOPHOMORE • SIMPSONVILLE, KY. (SHELBY COUNTY) 2010-11 (Freshman): Cross Country - One of the Wildcats’ top freshman runners … Led Kentucky at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a time of 32:54.40 (6K) … Finished in 89th place overall at the NCAA Southeast Regional … Had his best 8K time of the season at the Greater Louisville Invitational (25:07.70) … Had his best finish of the season at the San Francisco Invitational, crossing the line in 15th place overall … Has the second best finish on the team in the Iona College Meet of Champions and the Greater Louisville Invitational. Indoor - Ran the 3,000m at the Husky Classic. Outdoor - Competed in the 1,500m and 5,000m runs … Best time in the 1,500m run came at the Border Battle … Had the second best time on the team in the 5,000m run. High School: Outdoor State Champion in the 3,200m run - track (2009) ... Indoor State Champion in the 3,000m run - track (2005) ... Two-time AAU Natoinal Champion in the 3,000m - track (2005, 2008) ... AAU National Champion in the 4x800m relay - track (2008) ... member of the National Champion 3,200m Relay Team at the USATF Nationals in 2006 ... Two-Time BMX National Champion and five-time World Championship top-10 finisher ... Holds Shelby County High School Records in the 5,000m, 4,000m, 3,000m, 1,500m, two mile, and one mile runs ... 2010 FBLA Regional Champion, an academic award for excellence ... 2009 FBLA Regional Runner-up. Personal: Born on January11, 1992 in Louisville, Ky ... Son of Russ and Maggie Eden ... Has one brother Max ... Earned 12 letters in high school, six in track and six in cros country ... Major is Finance.

COLIN HEENAN SENIOR • LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (LIVERPOOL) 2010-11 (Junior): Cross Country - Raced in all six cross country races during the 2010 season … Earned three top-50 finishes … Had the third-best time on the team in four races … Had his best time of the year at the Greater Louisville Invitational, crossing the finish line at the 8K race in 25:09.66. (Junior): Indoor - Ran at the Kentucky Invitational … Had his best time in the 3,000m run come at the Kentucky Invitational. (Senior): Outdoor - Did not compete. 2009-10 (Sophomore): Cross Country – Placed fourth on the team and 46th overall at Greater Louisville Classic with an 8K mark of 25:07.61 … At NCAA Southeast Regional, finished fourth on the team and 104th overall with a 10K time of 32:57. (Sophomore): Indoor - Did not compete. (Junior): Outdoor - Had his best finish in the 1,500m run at the Black and Gold Challenge in Orlando, Fla., with a time of 4:5.38 ... Ran a season-best time at the Florida Pepsi Relays in the 5,000m run with a time of 14:56.24. 2008-09 (RS Freshman): Cross Country - Named SEC Male Athlete of the Week and Freshman of the Week after placing first on the team and seventh overall with an 8K time of 25:25 at the Wildcats’ opener in Memphis ... At Notre Dame Invitational, came across the line in second on the team and 62nd overall with a five-mile time of 24:42 ... Placed in the team’s top five in four of six meets, including a first-place finish on the team in the season opener ... Placed 94th overall at Southeast Regional with 10K time of 33:09 ... At SEC Championships, finished 8K course in 26:12. (RS Freshman) Indoor Competed in the mile, 3,000m and 5,000m runs ... Ran personal-best 5K mark at Penn State, clocking in at 15:10.05. (Sophomore) Outdoor - Competed in the 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m runs. 2007-08 (Freshman): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor - Did not compete. Outdoor - Ran personal-best time in 10,000m of 32:39.23 at Sea Ray Relays ... At Jesse Owens Track Classic, ran personal-best 5,000m as a Wildcat in a time of 15:28.54. High School: A four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Liverpool High School ... A three-time state qualifier in cross country and a two-time state qualifier in indoor track ... Finished third at the New York State Federation meet in 2005 as junior ... Was 14th at the Footlocker Northeast Meet in 2005 during junior year ... Coached by Tracy Vannatta ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Earned academic varsity letter. Personal: Full name is Colin Jack Heenan ... Born Dec. 30, 1988 ... Parents are Michael and Kathryn Heenan ... Father competed in crew at Jacksonville University as an undergraduate ... Has two siblings, Jeff and Brigid ... Brigid is also a cross country and track athlete at SUNY-Geneseo ... Major is history.

TRENT HALASEK SENIOR • GEORGETOWN, KY. (SCOTT COUNTY) 2010-11 (Sophomore): Cross Country - Raced in his first four cross country races after not competing each of his first two years … Earned three top-10 team finishes … Recorded a personal-best time in the 8K by crossing the finish line at the Greater Louisville Invitational in 27:03.60. (Junior) Indoor - Ran a 4:17.54 mile at the Rod McCravy meet. (Junior) Outdoor - Competed in the 800m run at the Florida Relays at the start of April … Completed the 1,500m run at the USF Bulls Invitational, crossing the finish line with a time of 4:03.56. 2009-10 (RS Freshman): Cross Country – Did not compete as a reserve runner on the cross country team. (Sophomore): Indoor – At the SEC Indoor Championships, ran a season-best time of 1:52.94 qualifying for the final and securing a tenth place finish…ran a top mile time of 4:29.32 at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet. (Sophomore): Outdoor – Ran season-best time of 1:55.30 in the 800m run in Gainesville, Fla.…Again, in the state of Florida a season-best mark in the 1,500m run with a time of 4:05.83 at the University of Central Florida. 2008-09 (Freshman): Cross Country – Did not compete. Indoor – At Iowa State Classic, ran personal-best 800m mark of 1:53.48 ... Ran top mile time of 4:21.54 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Member of seventhplace distance medley relay at SEC Championships. Outdoor – Competed in the 800m run with best result of 1:55.73 at the Florida Relays. High School: Crowned Kentucky 3A state champion in 800m run as a senior ... Won Class 3A Region 5 Championships in 800m run as a senior

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MEN’S BIOS MATT HILLENBRAND

all-region team (2006, 2007,2009) … all-state cross country team (2009) … awarded cross country best of the prep award (2009) … took fourth place in state for cross country (2008) … Ball Sport Magazine Athlete of the Year Award winner (2007) … holds the school record in the 1600M (4:23.68), 3200M (9:45.19), 5000M (15:51.63), 2 mile (10:31.40) and the 1 mile run (4:33.90) Personal: Born on February 28, 1992 in San Diego … Son of Robert and Grayce James … Has five brothers – Fransisco, Robert, Jermaine, Clinton and Luke.

SOPHOMORE • LOUISVILLE, KY. (ST. XAVIER) 2010-11 (Freshman): Cross Country - Recorded his best 8K time of the season at the Greater Louisville Invitational, finishing with a time of 26:18.80 … Finished in 43rd place overall at the San Francisco Invitational, his highest finish of the season. Indoor - Competed in the one-mile run at the Husky Classic in February, finishing with the second-best time on the team (4:10.25). Outdoor - Top time in the 800-meter run came at the Border Battle … Crossed the finish line at the conference championships with a time of 3:51.48 … Had his best 5,000m run at the Sea Ray Relays. High School: Led team to cross country state championship (2009) … Cross country state runner-up (2008) … Cross country regional champion (2008-2009) … finished as the 4x800 state champions in outdoor and indoor track (2009) … completed the 2008,2009 season as Track and Field state runner-up … won two indoor track state championships (2007,2009) … track and field EE National Champion (2009) … regional 800M champion (2009) … Regional 1600M champion (2009) … named to the cross country all-state team (2009) … Named to the all-state Track Academic Team … was a member of the Ryken Service Club, Saint Joseph of Arimathea Society and Environmental club in high School. Personal: Full name is Matthew James Hillenbrand … born on May 8, 1992 … son of Jim and Brenda Hillenbrand … has on sister, Brooke … Mathew is majoring in biology.

ADAM KAHLEIFEH SOPHOMORE • MILFORD, KY. (BARDSTOWN) 2010-11 (Freshman): Cross Country - Finished the San Francisco Invitational with a time of 25:54, his best time of the season … Best finish of the year came at the San Francisco Invitational, crossing the line in 28th place overall … Finished in the top-five on the team in two races … Had three top-70 finishes for the year. Indoor - Best time in the one-mile run came at the Husky Classic, along with two of his teammates … Ran a season-best time of 4:11.77 in the one-mile run. Outdoor - Had the third-fastest time on the team in the 1,500m run … Best time in the 1,500m run came at the Payton Jordan Invite. High School: 800M state Champion – track (2010) … led team to the State Championship – Track (2006, 2008) … State runner-up in the 1600M (2008) cross country state runner-up (2010) … Academic all state (2008,2009) Personal: Born on February 17, 1992 in Boston, Mass. … Son of Basim and Laurie Kahleifeh … Has one sister, (Sarah) and one brother (Zach) … Earned a combined 13 letters in high school, six in track and seven in cross country.

JUSTIN HOUSE FRESHMAN • OWENSBORO, KY. (APOLLO) High School: Holds the all-time top Kentucky high school time in the 1,500-meter run … Won the 4x8 at the state AAA meet in 2008 … Won the 800m run at the Eastern Relays in 2011 … Awarded the 2010 State Cross Country Meet Sportsmanship award for AAA … Ran the 400m dash, 800m run, 1,500m run, 1,600m run and 5,000m run in high school … Best time in the 800m is 1:54. Personal: Full name is Justin Glenn-Nathanial House … Born Oct. 20, 1992 in Owensboro, Ky. … Parents are Paula and Willie House … Chose Kentucky for its great middle distance coaches.

SEAN KEANE FRESHMAN • SURREY BC CANADA (WHITEROCK CHRISTIAN) High School: Has won multiple track provincial championship titles … Named to the junior Canadian Pan American team in 2011 … BCathletics nominee for athlete of the year … Ranked between first and second for youth and juniors during the 2010 and 2011 seasons … Broke the national record for the youth 4x400m relay in 2010 and then again in 2011 … Broke the Western Canada Games record in the 800m run in 2011 … Broke the Canadian Junior 4x400m record in 2011 … named to the Provinces’ “Head of the Class 2011” … Competes in the 400m, 800m, 1,500m and cross country … Finished in second place in the 800m at the Youth Canadian Track and Field Championships in 2010 … Finished in second place in the 800m at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships in 2011 … Won the 1,500m at the BC High School Provincial Championships in 2010 … Finished in second in the 800m at the BC High School Provincial Championships in 2011 … Won the cross country race at the Junior Provincial Cross Country Championships … Played power forward in basketball in high school Personal: Son of Liam and Merry-Ann Keane … Has one sister, Brianna … Chose UK because of the amazing academic services available, specifically C.A.T.S., the incredible training facilities, the coaching staff and the team.

WILLIAM JAMES SOPHOMORE • CORDOVA, TENN. (CORDOVA) 2010-11 (Freshman): Cross Country - Had his best time of the year recorded at the Blue Ridge Open, crossing the finish line in 26:41.70 … Earned two top-85 finishes on the year. Indoor - Competed at the Akron Invitational in the 800m run. Outdoor Ran in the 800m as a freshman … Had his best time come at the Stan Lyons Invite in late April. High School: City champion in the 800, 1600, 3200 (2010) … awarded the cross country best of the prep award (2010) Led team to Track state championship (2009) … city champion in the 800, 1600, 3200 and 4x8 (2009) … cross country city champion (2009) … cross country Shelby County Championship winner … region 7 AAA cross country champion (2009) …

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MEN’S BIOS MILES KILGORE

JOSH NADZAM

FRESHMAN • LEXINGTON, KY. (LAFAYETTE)

SENIOR • MONACA, PA. (MONACA)

High School: Was named all-state in the 800 meter run during his senior year … Won the 800m and 4x8m at the regional championships … Won the 800m and 4x8m at the Fayette County City Championships … Competed in the 400m, 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m … Was a midfielder on the soccer team during his sophomore, junior and senior years. Personal: Has one younger brother, Mitchell.

• 2011 SEC Community Service Team • 2010 SEC Community Service Team

2010-11 (Junior): Cross Country - Raced in all six cross country races during the 2010 season … Finished in second place on the team in each of Kentucky’s last three races … Had top-20 overall times at the San Francisco Invitational and Blue Ridge Open … Had his best time of the year in the 8K at the San Francisco Invitational, crossing the finish line in 25:24 (Senior): Indoor - Led the Wildcats in the onemile run, posting a time of 4:06.04 at the Husky Classic in February … Competed in the 3,000m run WALTER LUTRELL at the VT Elite Meet, recording the third fastest time on the team for the SENIOR • DAYTON, OHIO (DAYTON CHRISTIAN) season. (Senior): Outdoor - Did not compete. 2010-11 (Junior): Cross Country - Finished the San 2009-10 (Sophomore): Cross Country – At NCAA Southeast Regional, Francisco Invitational with a top-two time on the team, finished as the third scorer for the Cats clocking in at 32:55 in the 99th and fifth overall … Crossed the finish line at the Iona overall … In the 5-mile Old Timers Classic, placed fifth on the team and College Meet of Champions with a top-five team time 15th overall crossing the finish in 26:50 … Ran in each meet for the Wild… Closed out each race in the top 88 … Competed in three of the cross country team’s six meets. (Sophomore) cats. (Junior): Indoor - Ran a personal-best time of 4:08.49 in the mile at the rod McCravy Memorial Meet ... the time was second on the teams seaIndoor - The only Wildcat to compete in the 5,000m son-best list ... Earned a top-10 finish in te 800m run at the Rod McCravy run, Luttrell’s best time came at the VT Elite Meet … Memorial Meet with a season-best time of 1:54.25 ... At the Husky Classic Had the second best time on the team in the 3,000m run, crossing the finish line at the Husky Classic with a in Seattle finished with a personal-best mark of 8:28.83 in the 3,00m run. (Junior): Outdoor - Coming off an incredible achievement at the Catspy time of 8:13.41 … Ran for the Wildcats in the one-mile run. (Sophomore): Awards where he received the Community Service Award, added his best Outdoor - Ran in the 5,000m during the outdoor season where his best time performance of the season in the 1,500m run with a time of 3:47.07 to came at the Sea Ray Relays. 2009-10 (Sophomore): Cross Country – Did not compete. (RS Freshman) earn a fourth place finish at the Jess Owens Track Classic ... Finished fourth at the Black and Gold Challenge in Orlando in the 800m run with a seaIndoor - Brought Kentucky its only win of the day in the 5,000-meter run at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet ... improved his previous personal best by 19 sec- son-best time of 1:54.73 2008-09 (RS Freshman): Cross Country - Competed in three meets for onds, an impressive achievement because last May, he had quadruple compartthe Wildcats ... Ran best mark at Memphis Twilight posting an 8K time of ment syndrome surgery ... Recorded the third-best time on the team during 26:39. (Sophomore): Indoor - Ran personal-best mile time at the McCravy the season in the 3,000m run with a time of 8:22.36 at the Tyson Invitational. Memorial Meet with a finish of 4:14.80 to claim fifth place ... Finished (RS Freshman) Outdoor - At the Black and Gold Challenge in Orlando, ran with top 3,000m time of 8:40.08 at the Penn State National Invitational. the 1,500m in a season-best time of 4:08.74 ... Finished 12th at the Pepsi (Sophomore): Outdoor - Specialized in the 1,500m run ... Advanced to his Florida Relays with a season-best time of 14:49.09 in the 5,00m run. first event final at the SEC Championships in the 1,500m run, placing 2008-09 (Freshman): Cross Country – Ran in five meets for the Wildcats 12th overall in the prelims with a personal-best time of 3:52.61 before placthis season ... Best result was at Notre Dame Invitational running the fivemile course in 26:10 to place seventh on the team. Indoor - Did not compete. ing 11th overall in the final. 2007-08 (Freshman): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor - ComOutdoor - Did not compete. peted in the mile and 3,000m run ... Turned in best time in the mile at the High School: Midwest Meet of Champions 3,200 champion as senior ... Ohio Division 3 3200m State Champion as a senior and junior ... Ohio Divi- Husky Classic clocking in at 4:15.54 ... Ran best 3,000m mark of 8:43.09 sion 3 individual state cross country champion senior year, twin brother John at SEC/Big Ten Challenge. Outdoor - Specialized in the 1,500m run posting best time of 3:56.91 at Stanford Invitational. was second ... Sixth place finish in 5,000m at USA Track and Field Junior High School: Placed third in PIAA Championships in the 1,600 meters Nationals ... Huntington Bank Runner of the Year for senior season of cross as senior ... Finished seventh in 3,200 meters at PIAA Championships as country ... Member of Ohio Division 3 State Championship Track and Field junior ... Holds school records in 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters ... Coached Team as a junior ... Coached by Larry Myers ... Played soccer all four years by Jody Nowry ... Played four years of basketball and football ... Member and basketball as a freshman and sophomore. Personal: Full name is Walter Luttrell ... Born June 19, 1989 in Nashville of basketball state quarterfinalist team as junior ... Second-team All-Section guard in basketball final two years ... Second team All-Conference Wide ... Parents are Gary and Amy Luttrell ... Has three siblings: older brother James, twin brother John and sister Esther ... Father, grandfather and sister all Receiver senior year of football ... Recipient of U.S. Marines and Beaver attended UK ... Father Gary ran track and field and cross country at Kentucky County YMCA Scholar-Athlete Awards ... Member of Just Say No Club, Teen Leadership and Spanish Club. ... Major is undecided. Personal: Full name is Joshua Mark Nadzam ... Born Oct. 15, 1988 in Monaca Pa. ... Mother is Wendy Nadzam ... Major is social work.

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MEN’S BIOS KEFFRI NEAL FRESHMAN • SURREY BC CANADA (FLEETWOOD PARK SECONDARY)) High School: Won the 800m race at Brooks PR Invitational Meet in Seattle … Canadian Junior Champion in the 800m run in 2011 … Back-to-back No. 1 800m Male Youth Runner in Canada in 2010 and 2011 … Finished in fourth place in the 800m at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Florida … Provincial champion in the 800m and 1,500m during his senior year … District and city champion in the 800m … Competed in the 800m run, 1,500m run and mile in high school … Best time in the 400m dash was 48.98 … Best time in the 800m run was 1:49.43 … Ran the 1,500m in 3:50.16 … Involved with food bank volunteering group. Personal: Born Oct. 26, 1993 in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada … Parents are Marnie and Vaughn Neal.

LUIS ORTA JUNIOR • CARACAS, VENEZUELA (MADISON, L.C.) • 2011 NCAA East Preliminary Quarterfinalist 3,000m Steeplechase • 2009 Regional Finalist • 2009 All-SEC Second Team - Cross Country • 2009 All-SEC Freshman Team - Cross Country • 2009 All-SEC Outdoor Second Team 3,000m Steeplechase • 2009 NCAA Mideast Regional Finalist 3,000m Steeplechase • Freshman Record Holder - Indoor 3,000m Run • Freshman Record Holder - Indoor 5,000m Run • Freshman Record Holder - 3,000m Steeplechase 2010-11 (Sophomore): Cross Country – Capped off another fantastic cross country season with the Wildcats, leading the Cats as their top performer in five of the six races he competed in … Won the San Francisco Invitational with a time of 24:25 to open the 2010 season … Recorded a personal-best 8K time at the Greater Louisville Invitational … Competed in all six races for the men’s cross country team … Closed out the 2010 season with three top-five overall finishes, including a first-place finish at the San Francisco Invitational and two fifth place finishes at the Iona College Meet of Champions and the Blue Ridge Open … Finished each 8K race of the season in the top 32 overall … Recorded a personal-best 10K time at the NCAA Southeast Regional, crossing the finish line in 33:41.60. (RS Sophomore): Outdoor: Led the team in the 1,500m run, 3,000m steeplechase and 5,000m run … Had his fastest 1,500m run time come at the Border Battle … Ran a 3:48.98 in the 1,500m for his fastest time of the year … Fastest time in the 3,000m steeplechase came at the Payton Jordan Invite when he crossed the finish line in 3:52.62 … Best 5,000m run came at the SEC Championships … Crossed the finish line in the 5,000m run at the SEC Championships in 14:25.68. (RS Sophomore) Indoor: Led the team in the 3,000m run with a time of 8:12.88 … His best time in the 3,000m run came at the Husky Classic … Ran his best mile at the Rod McCravy meet in late January, crossing the finish line with a time of 4:10.49, the third best time on the team. 2009-10 (RS Freshman): Cross Country – After successful freshman cross country campaign, was forced to withdraw from final meet of season at the NCAA Southeast Regional because of a hamstring injury … Led the UK men to the finish at the SEC Championships, completing the 8K course in 25:12 to place 13th overall and earn All-SEC Second Team accolades … Also earned

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conference All-Freshman team honors as a result of the finish … Placed among the top three UK runners in each meet of the season in which he ran … At the 5-mile Old Timers Classic, topped the UK contingent placing sixth overall in a time of 25:30. (Sophomore): Outdoor - Did not compete. (Sophomore): Indoor - Did not compete. 2008-09 (Freshman): Cross Country – Did not compete. (Freshman): Outdoor – Smashed his 3,000m steeplechase freshman record at UK for the third time of the season at the SEC Championships, besting his old standard by over six seconds in 8:52.39 to place second overall and earn All-SEC Second Team honors ... His steeplechase mark stands third all-time in the UK record books ... Finished 16th in the steeplechase at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... Set the Kentucky freshman steeplechase record for the second time at the Jesse Owens Classic with a regional-qualifying finish of 8:58.83 ... Broke another 19-year-old freshman standard by posting a time of 9:00.27 to win the steeplechase competition at the Florida Relays. (Freshman): Indoor – Topped his own 3,000m freshman record set earlier in the year by over three seconds with a fifth-place time of 8:19.25 at the Iowa State Classic ... Broke the 13-year-old UK freshman 5,000 meter run record at the Penn State National Invitational with a time of 14:33.82 ... Opened the season at home in the Kentucky Invitational by toppling a 19-year-old freshman record in the 3,000m run by more than a second, crossing the line at 8:22.83 ...Member of seventh-place distance medley team at the SEC Championships ... Ran the second-fastest mile run on the team, with a mark of 4:10.62 at the McCravy Memorial Meet. High School: Ranked first in America and 14th in the world in the steeplechase at world junior competition in 2008 … Two years prior, ranked sixth in the world in steeplechase in world youth competition … Member of Venezuelan National Team ... Placed 12th in the steeplechase at the 2008 World Junior Championships held in Poland … Finished 80th overall at 2007 World Cross Country Championships held in Kenya ... Placed second in steeplechase at 2007 South American Junior Championships held in Brazil ... Runner-up in steeplechase at 2007 Pan American Games held in Brazil ... Notched two titles at the 2006 South America Youth Championships in Caracas in the steeplechase and 3,000 meter run ... Won 2007 South American Cross Country Championship held in Brazil ... Coached by Armando Moreno. Personal: Full name is Luis Alberto Orta Millan … Born Jan. 15, 1989 in Caracas … Parents are Jorge Orta and Ruth Millan de Orta … Has three brothers, Otto, Jorge and Jorge.

JARED PHILLIPS FRESHMAN • MURFREESBORO, TENN. (BLACKMAN) High School: A versatile runner, Jared competed in the 4x400-meter relay, 800m run, 1,600m run and 3,200m run, in addition to cross country … Was an AllState performer in cross country in 2009, in the 3,200m run in 2010 and in the 800m run in 2011 … Named All-Midstate in 2007, 2009 and 2010 in cross country, and was named all-midstate in track in 2010 … Made the All-Region team in cross country in 2007, 2009-10 and in track from 2008-11 … Section track champion in the 800m in 2011 … Regional champion in cross country in 2010, 3,200m run in 2011, 4x800m relay in 2009-10, and 800m run in 2010-11 … AP Scholar award winner as a junior … AP Statistics award winner as a senior … Nathan Stephens Memorial Scholarship Award Recipient as a senior … Participated in Habitat for Humanity and various other service projects with his church’s youth group … Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, First Priority … Renaissance, New Vision Baptist High School Ministry and S.A.V.E. (Sustaining a Village Everyday) Personal: Born April 1, 1993 in Lexington, Ky. … Parents are John Phillips and Brittany Lawrence … Chose Kentucky for its facilities, the C.A.T.S. program, academics and the team’s future.


MEN’S BIOS ROBERT SCHAROLD SOPHOMORE • ALEXANDRIA, KY. (CAMPBELL COUNTY) 2010-11 (Freshman): Cross Country - Best time of the year came at the San Francisco Invitational, finishing the 8K race in a time of 27:45 … Also earned his highest finish of the season at the San Francisco Invitational, finishing in 54th place overall. Indoor - Did not compete. Outdoor - Competed at the Payton Jordan Invite in the 800m run, finishing with his personal-best time of the season … Ran the 1,500m at the SEC Championships. High School: Two-time Track and field 800M state champion (2009, 2010) … Kentucky Enquirer Track and Field Athlete of the Year (2009,2010) … ran the mile in a staggering 4:17.43 (2009) … track and field regional champion (2009,2010) … cross country regional champion (2006) … hold the state (KY) record in the 800M … holds the regional record in the 800M, 4x4 and the 4x8. Personal: Full name is Robert Daniel Scharold … goes by Robbie … born on May 5, 1992 … son of Greg and Donna Scharold … has two brothers, steven and Joe Scharold … Brother, Joe played baseball at the University of the Cumberlands.

JACOB WILDENMANN FRESHMAN • LOUISVILLE, KY. (TRINITY) High School: Competed in the 1,600 meter run, 3,200m run and 5,000m run … Named Area 3 Runner of the Year during his junior and senior campaigns … Named first team All-State as a junior and senior … Two-time state runner-up in cross country as a junior and senior … Won the 2010 emerging elite mile at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals … Academic All-State as a sophomore and junior … His high school won the cross country state championship in 2010. Personal: Son of John and Diana Wildenmann … Has a younger sister, Olivia … Chose UK for its strong athletic support and its great team, coaches and athletics.

MACKAY WILSON FRESHMAN • STRATFORD, ONTARIO (STRATFORD CENTRAL) High School: Finished in fifth place in the 1,500m run and the 3,000m run at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations meet in 2011, running a personal best time of 8:27 in the 3,000m … Ran a personal best time in the 1,500m and 800m at the London Distance Series … Finished in 10th place at the OFSAA Cross Country Championship in 2010 … Won the invitational Nike boys 1,500m at the Toronto International Track and Field games. Personal: Daughter of John and Linda Wilson … Has one brother, Darcy, who runs track at Harvard … Born Nov. 26, 1993.

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WOMEN’S BIOS KATY ACHTIEN

the 5000M … holds the region five record in the 1600M … named a Kentucky Governor’s Scholar … a recipient of the commonwealth diploma … named a distinguished AP Scholar Personal: Full name is Anna Rachel Bostrom … born on November 21, 1991 … Daughter of Niels Robert and Laura Pruitt Bostrom … has one brother, Peter, and one sister, Maria … mother and father are both UK alumni (Niels and Laura, 1977) … sister, Maria, graduated from UK in 2006 … Anna is majoring in Biology and Pre-med.

JUNIOR • FISHERS, IND. (CATHEDRAL) 2010-11 (Sophomore): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor - Ran the 800m at the VT Elite Meet, earning a season-best time in the race … Best time in the one-mile run came at the Akron Invitational. Outdoor - Did not compete. 2009-10 (Freshman): Cross Country – Competed in four meets for the Wildcats … Best performance came at the NCAA Southeast Regional where she finished seventh on the team recording a 6K time of 22:54 to finish 111th overall … At SEC Championships finished eighth on the team on the 6K course with a finish of 24:03 … Also finished as eighth Wildcat across the line at Old Timers Classic with 5K mark of 19:23.37. High School: First-Team All-State cross country selection as a senior, sophomore and freshman ... Named 2009 cross country/track Athlete of the Year at Cathedral in final year ... Four-time Indianapolis City Cross Country Champion from 2005-08 ... Holds school records in both the 4,000m and 5,000m runs ... Four-year MVP and letterwinner in both cross country and track ... Member of cross country team that finished 11th in the Indiana state championships as a junior ... Her cross country team placed sixth overall in the state and won sectional and regional championships as a freshman ... Coached by Mark Worrell and Matt Wire ... Graduated with honors ... Member of National Honor Society ... Volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Paws for a Cause and Habitat for Humanity. Personal: Full name is Merrie Katelyn Achtien ... Born June 7, 1991 in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... Parents are Chris and Melissa Achtien ... Has three siblings: two brothers Chris and Evan; one sister Lauren who played soccer at the University of Akron ... Major is nursing.

MEGAN BRODERICK SENIOR • TAMPA, FLA. (FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL) After competing for four years in tennis, Broderick is completing her eligibility clock in cross country. TENNIS CAREER: 2008 Freshman All-SEC 2008 Singles All-SEC Second Team 2008 Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week 2011 (Senior): Played every singles match at the No. 1 position ... Won the second most singles matches (10) on the team ... Won three matches in conference play ... Won 64 matches in her Kentucky career ... Won six doubles matches at the No. 1 position ... Won two conference doubles matches at the No. 1 position. 2010 (Junior): Led the Wildcats at No. 1 singles...Ranked as high as No. 98 andNo. 77 in preseason...defeated No. 100 Katrina Tsang of North Carolina after third set tie breaker (10-2)...upset No. 39 Alexa Guarachi of Alabama intwo easy sets, 6-1, 6-3...finished her singles season 4-17 and 7-15 in doubles, mostly played withChristine Johnston at No. 2 doubles...Was awarded an at-large bid by the Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships (July 2009) and played her way to a qualifying spot; beat Alexandra Riley (ITA No. 931), Julia Cohen (univ. of Miami), and Nicole Bartnik (Columbia). 2009 (Sophomore): Played primarily at No. 1 singles ... Ranked as high as No. 55 in the country this season ... After being down 7-3 in a third set tiebreaker, she upset No. 34 Yvette Hyndman of Georgia, 10-8 ... Finished with a 9-9 doubles record with partner Christine Johnston ... Selected as a participant in the Qualifying Singles round of the 2008 Riviera/ITA Women's AllAmerican Championship and advanced to the Qualifying Round of 16 ... Was a tournament runner-up at the 2008 June Stewart Invitational. 2008 (Freshman): Finished her rookie season playing at the No. 1 position in singles with an 18-6 record ... Earned a final ITA Singles ranking at No. 76 ... Selected to Second Team All-SEC with an 8-5 conference record as well as being named to the Freshman All-SEC team ... Named a three-time SEC Freshman of the Week first on February 18th and again on March 25th and April 7th ... Defeated three higher ranked players in singles ... Played at all positions in doubles ... Had a 4-5 record at No. 1 with partner Carolina Escamilla, being ranked as high as No. 49 ... Beat then-No. 17 doubles team of Gira Schofield and Ana Zubori of South Carolina, 8-6 with Escamilla ... Had an early season nine-match win streak during key upsets against Michigan and Clemson. Junior Career: The 11th-ranked prep player in the nation and the fifthranked competitor in the state of Florida ... Was named a five-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net ... A two-time Florida Player of the Year, capturing two individual state championships and twice earning All-America honors as team captain ... Ranked seventh in the nation and first in the state in doubles as a senior and was ranked No. 2 in the state in singles as a senior ... Captured the University of Florida's ITA singles and doubles championships ... Captain of the 18s junior national Fed Cup. Personal: Born Megan Leah Broderick on July 5, 1988 ... Parents are Tim and Sandra Broderick ... Majoring in broadcast journalism.

ANNA BOSTROM SOPHOMORE • VERSAILLES, KY. (WOODFORD) 2010 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM - CROSS COUNTRY 2010-11 (Freshman): Cross Country - Recorded the second fastest time on the team at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Louisville, Ky. … Finished in the top 70 in the NCAA Southeast Regional … Had a season-best time of 18:07 in the 5K at the San Francisco Invitational … Finished in eighth place overall at the San Francisco Invitational … Finished with the second best time on the team at the Greater Louisville Invitational and the Blue Ridge Open. Indoor - Had the third best time on the team in the mile race … Earned her best time of the season in the mile at the Kentucky Invitational. Outdoor - Finished with her best time in the 800m run at the Border Battle … Crossed the finish line at the SEC Championships with a season-best time of 4:39.15 in the 1,500m run. High School: Finished seventh in the state in cross country (2006) Track all American, placed 4th at NIN 5k (2010) … 3200M State Champion (2010) … 1600M State Champion (2008) … five-time track and field state runner-up –3 in 1600, 2 in 3200 (2007, 2009, 2010) … awarded the track and field state sportsmanship award (2010) … track and field first-team all state (2007-2010) … eight time track and field regional champion (2007-2010) … Two-time cross country state runner-up (2006,2007) … awarded the cross country state sportsmanship award (2009) … cross country, track and field academic first team all state (20062010) … cross country first team all-state (2006,2007) … holds Woodford County High School records in the 800M, 1500M, 1600M, 3200M and

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WOMEN’S BIOS CALLY MACUMBER

AMANDA OLDS

JUNIOR • ROCHESTER HILLS, MICH. (ROCHESTER ADAMS)

FRESHMAN • ELMIRA, MICH. (GAYLORD)

2010 EAST REGIONAL PARTICIPANT - OUTDOOR 2010 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM - OUTDOOR 2010 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM - INDOOR 2010 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM - CROSS COUNTRY 2009 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM - CROSS COUNTRY

High School: Competed in the 800 meter run, 1,600m run, 4x4 relay and 4x8 relay … Named AllState (sophomore), All-Regional (sophomore, junior and senior), All-Conference (sophomore and senior), Most Important Player and Most Valuable Player (track and cross country) … Won the 800m in 2010 at the regional meet … Named academic All-State as a senior … High school won state championship during her senior year. Personal: Has three older brothers, Christopher, Josh and Andrew … Daughter of Chris and Vicki Olds … Chose UK for the pride the students have in their athletes and the camaraderie of the cross country and track teams.

2010-11 (Sophomore): Cross Country - Had her best time of the season at the San Francisco Invitational with a time of 18:11 … Crossed the finish line with a top-10 finish at the San Francisco Invitational, finishing in ninth … Led Kentucky at the SEC Championship with a personal-best time in the 6K, crossing in 21:24.47 … Had the fastest time for the Wildcats in the SEC Championship held in Columbia, S.C., and the 13th fastest time overall … Finished in 11th place overall in the Iona College Meet of Champions, a 6K race, with a time of 22:29.00 … Finished in the top-70 in every race of the season, including three top-15 finishes. Indoor - Led the Wildcats’ distance runners in the one-mile run, 3,000m run and 5,000m run … Recorded her first career victory in the women’s one-mile run with a personal-best time of 4:48.70 at the Rod McCravy Memorial … Led UK in the 3,000m run at the Husky Classic with a season-best time of 9:24.92 … Finished the 5,000m run at the Alex Wilson Invitational in 16:33.96. Outdoor - One of the Wildcats’ top distance runners as a sophomore … Led Kentucky in the 1,500m run and 5,000m run … Kentucky’s top 1,500m runner at the Florida Relays, finishing in a time of 4:24.32 … Finished first among Kentucky runners in the 5,000m run at the Payton Jordan Invite, earning a season-best time of 16:19.13, the fourth best time in program history. 2009-10 (Freshman): Cross Country – Finished in the top two for UK in final four meets of first season in the Blue and White, claiming top team honors twice … Earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors at conference meet clocking in with a 6K time of 22:16 to place second on the team 19th overall … At NCAA Southeast Regional stopped the clock at 21:42, finishing second on the team and 40th overall … Honored as the SEC Cross Country Female Freshman of the Week for her performance in the 5K Greater Louisville Classic as the Wildcats' top runner for the second consecutive race, finishing 12th overall in a time of 17:44.17…Crossed the finish line as the third true freshman out of 291 competitors at the GLC ... Paced the Cats on the 5K Old Timers Classic course by placing fourth overall in a time of 18:13. High School: Finished as runner-up at the MidEast Meet of Champions in 2008 ... Three-time All-State selection during her final three seasons highlighted by a third-place finish as a junior ... Regional champion as a junior and runner-up as a senior ... Earned All-Region, All-County, AllArea and All-League cross country honors each of her four years ... Named cross country MVP as a senior and junior ... Four-time state qualifier in the 3,200m relay ... Three-time state competitor for the 1,600m run ... Qualified for state competition twice in the 3,200m run ... Named track team MVP as a senior ... Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track ... Member of Michigan state cross country championship team as a sophomore ... Ran on regional champion cross country teams as a senior, sophomore and freshman ... Coached by Budd Cicciarelli ... Member of All-State Academic Team for cross country in her final year ... Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Personal: Full name is Cally Marr Macumber ... Born Aug. 19, 1990 in Rochester Hills, Mich. ... Parents are John and Denise Macumber ... Has one brother - Brent ... Major is undecided.

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CHELSEA OSWALD JUNIOR • MEDINA, OHIO (WALSH JESUIT) 2009 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM - CROSS COUNTRY 2009 ALL-SEC FRESHMAN TEAM - CROSS COUNTRY 2010-11 (Sophomore): Cross Country - Ran a personal best time of 17:26 at the San Francisco Invitational … Finished the San Francisco Invitational in secondplace overall, and first on the team … Suffered injuries preventing her from racing for half of the season … Led Kentucky in two of the three races she competed in … Earned back-to-back top-two overall finishes, coming in second at the San Francisco Invitational and winning the Iona College Meet of Champions just two weeks later. 2009-10 (Freshman): Cross Country – Finished among the top three for UK in each meet of first season in the Blue and White, claiming top team honors three times … Earned both second and freshman team All-SEC honors at conference championships as the first Wildcat across the finish by completing the 6K course in 21:56 to place 14th overall … At the NCAA Southeast Regional raced across the finish line first for the Wildcats, clocking in with a 6K time of 21:37 to place 34th overall … At 5K Greater Louisville Classic finished second on the team and 16th overall, clocking in at 17:54.67 … Placed seventh overall and second on the team at the 5K Old Timers Classic with a finish of 18:22 … Earned Southeastern Conference Cross Country Freshmen of the Week honors after finishing first overall in opening collegiate cross country race at Eastern Kentucky, topping the next competitor by more than 37 seconds. High School: 2009 Nike Indoor National 5K Champion with a winning time of 17:03 ... Two-time cross country Footlocker National Qualifier finishing 14th overall and All-American as a senior after placing 31st as a junior ... Finished in the top-10 of the Ohio state cross country championships on three occasions: placing fifth as a senior, runner-up as a junior and seventh as a sophomore ... Placed fifth at the track state championships as a junior in the 3,200m run after placing seventh overall as a freshman ... Owns school records in the 1,600m, 3,200m and 5,000m runs as well as a member of the 3,200m relay squad ... Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track ... Member of state qualifying cross country teams as a sophomore and freshman ... Ran on district champion cross country teams as a sophomore and freshman ... Member of 3,200m relay team that placed seventh at the Ohio state championships and runners-up at regional meet as a freshman ... Cross country MVP all four years and track MVP three years ... Athlete of the Year at Walsh Jesuit ... Chosen as a 2007 Cross Country All-Star by Akron Beacon Journal ... Coached by Bill Barger ... Played basketball as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Member of All-State Academic team all four years ... Cross country scholar athlete all four years ... Member of National Honor Society


WOMEN’S BIOS and served as a student ambassador and student government representative ... Volunteered with Saint Benedict Joseph Labre Program, Saint Francis Xavier Communion for the Homebound and Elm Croft Nursing home ... Also served as a tutor for fellow students and participated in Special Olympics fundraising events. Personal: Full name is Chelsea Marie Oswald ... Born Nov. 20, 1990 in Parma, Ohio ... Parents are John and Sharon Oswald ... Has one brother - Matthew and two sisters - Jessica and Shannon ... Major is biology.

three time academic all Ohio in track … three time all country in cross country … a member of the National Honor Society … four time academic letter winner … Member of the Athletic leadership Council, the American Sign Language Club, Agape girls (middle school mentoring) and also a member of freshman mentoring programs. Personal: Full name is Allison Elizabeth Peare … goes by Ally … Born on November 19, 1991 … Daughter of Dan and Janet Peare … has one brother, Matt, and one sister, Kelsey … mother, Janet, ran track at Kent State University … Major is Secondary Math Education.

ALLISON PEARE SOPHOMORE • NORTH CANTON, OHIO (HOOVER)

TAYLOR WENDLER

2010-11 (Freshman): Cross Country - Had the third best time on the team at the Blue Ridge Open in Boone, N.C. … Recorded her best time of the season in the 5K (18:22) at the San Francisco Invitational … Had her best time in the 6K at the SEC Championship (22:49.28) … Finished in the top 60 at the SEC Championship. Indoor - Led the Wildcats in the 800m run, finishing with a time of 2:13.59 at the SEC Championships … Competed in the one-mile run, clocking in with his best time at the Akron Invitational. Outdoor - Was Kentucky’s top 800m runner as a freshman, clocking in with a time of 2:07.36 at the Payton Jordan Invite … Recorded Kentucky’s second best 1,500m time, crossing the finish line at the Border Battle with a time of 4:31.48. High School: Track and field county, league, district, regional and state champion in the 4x800 (2010) … Track and Field Girls team champs – county, League, District (2010) … Track and Field Girls Team Runners up –regional meet (2010) … four time track and field first team all county (2007-2010) … four time track and field first team all federal league (2007-2010) … three time track and field all Ohio Selection –800M (2008,2009,2010) … two time county champion – 800M and 1600M (2009,2010) … two time league champion –800M and 1600M (2009,2010) … two time district champion –800M (2009,2010) …Regional Champion –800M (2009) …two time state runner-up—800M (2009) … track and field state champion 4x800M relay (2010) … three time track and field team MVP (2008,2009,2010) … Federal League Athlete of the Year (2009) … Canton Repository Athlete of the Week (2009) … selected to the Midwest Meet of Champions –selected seniors only (2010) … achieved a perfect score of 15 in the cross country league meet (2009) … a three time cross country federal league champion (2008, 2009, 2010) … a three time county champion for cross country (2009, 2009, 2010) … a two time cross-country district champion (2009, 2010) … cross country regional runner-up (2009) … Cross country regional champions (2010) … placed fourth in the state meet (2009) … placed second in the state meet (2009) … placed third in the state meet (2010) … selected to the cross country first team all country team four times (2007-2010) … selected to the cross country first team all federal league team four times (2007-2010) … selected to the all Ohio cross country team twice (2009,2010) … chosen twice for the federal league runner of the year (2009-2010) … five time county runner of the week (2007-2010) … three time team MVP (2007,2009,2010) … was first team all federal league for women’s basketball (2010) … chosen to the first team district IV for women’s basketball (2010) … chosen to the women’s basketball second team stark county all stars (2010) … high school record holder for the 800M, 4X800 relay, 4x1600, distance medley relay, 5K cross country … holds the federal league record in the 4x800M relay and the 800M … county record holder for the 4x800 relay and the 800M … District record holder in the 800M … three time academic all oho in cross country …

SOPHOMORE • SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CICIRO-NORTH SYRACUSE)

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2010 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM - CROSS COUNTRY 2010-11 (Freshman): Cross Country - Recorded her best time of the season in the 5K (17:43.11) at the Greater Louisville Invitational … Had the best time on the team at the Greater Louisville Invitational, and finished in 28th place overall … Crossed the finish line with the best time on the team at the Blue Ridge Open and finished in 15th place overall … Had the best or second best time on the team in five of six races … Finished in seventh place overall at the San Francisco Invitational and the Iona College Meet of Champions … Finished the SEC Championship in 30th place with a time of 21:51.27, her top time on the season in a 6K race … Had five top-30 finishes on the year. Indoor - Finished with Kentucky’s second best time for the season in the onemile run and 3,000m run … Best run in the one-mile came at the Rod McCravy meet … Best run in the 3,000m came at the Husky Classic. Outdoor - Led the Wildcats in the 3,000m run with a team season-best time of 10:15.04 … Competed in the 800m, 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m runs … Earned her fastest time in the 800m run at the Border Battle … Competed at the Florida Relays, finishing with her season-best time in the 1,500m run … Ran her season-best time in the 5,000m run at the Payton Jordan Invite. High School: A three time cross country league champion (2006, 2007, 2008) … Led indoor track team to four straight league championships … Led indoor track team to three section 3 championships (2007,2008,2010) … a three time outdoor track league champion (2007,2008,2010) … a three time outdoor track section 3 champion (2007,2008,2009) … finished fifth in the indoor track 4xmile at NCIC National Championship (2009) … named to the Footlocker cross-country All-Northeast regional team (2009) … placed third in the state, fourth in the federation in the 3000 meter state championships (2010) … finished first in DMR at NSIC National Championships (2010) … placed third in the mile at the NSIC national Championships (2010) … finished fourth in the outdoor track 4x mile at New Balance Nationals (2010) … holds the indoor track school records for the 1500, 1600, mile, 3000, DMR (anchor), 4x800 (anchor) … holds the indoor track section 3 record for DMR (anchor) … holds the outdoor track school records in the 3000, DMR (anchor), 4xmile (anchor), SMR (anchor) … holds the outdoor track section 3 records for SMR (anchor), 4xmile (anchor) … honored with the NY State Scholar Athlete Award (for all 12 sports seasons participated in) for maintaining a 90% GPA during their sports seasons … member of the Honor Society and the Math Honor Society. Personal: Full name is Taylor Marie Wendler … Born July 15, 1992 … parents are Michael and Carol Wendler … Coached by Curtis Merrick at Cicero-North Syracuse … Earned varsity letters from 9th grade onwards ... Major is accounting.


WOMEN’S BIOS HIRUNI WIJAYARATNE

KALEN WRIGHT

JUNIOR • HERNDON, VA. (HERNDON)

FRESHMAN • ORLANDO, FLA. (DR. PHILLIPS)

2010-11 (Sophomore): Cross Country - Made strong improvements from her freshman season in the 5K and 6K races … Recorded personal-best times in the 5K and 6K at the San Francisco Invitational and SEC Championship, respectively … Crossed the finish line at the San Francisco Invitational with a personal-best 5K time of 18:54 … Finished in 21st place in the San Francisco Invitational …Posted a personal-best 6K time of 23:24.44 at the SEC Championship … Finished in 82nd place in the SEC Championship … Had four top100 finishes … Finished in the top-five on the team in the SEC Championship. Indoor - Had the fifth-best time on the team in the one-mile run, finishing in 5:14.53 at the VT Elite Meet. Outdoor - A distance runner, competed in the 1,500m, 3,000m and 5,000m runs … Set a season-best time in the 1,500m at the Sea Ray Relays … Fastest time in the 3,000m run came at the USF Bulls Invitational … Best run in the 5,000m occurred at the SEC Championships. 2009-10 (Freshman): Cross Country – Competed in three meets for UK … Best result came at the SEC Championships with a ninth-place team finish recording a 6K time of 24:50 … Completed 5K Old Timers Classic course in 19:45. High School: Finished fifth at the USATF National Cross Country Meet after being crowned a regional and area champion as a senior ... Virginia state, regional and district champion in the 3,200m outdoor run as a junior ... Finished eighth overall in the 3,000m run at the Penn Relays Carnival ... Placed third at the outdoor state meet in the 3,200m run after claiming regional championship as a sophomore ... Outdoor track regional and district champion in the 1,600m run as a junior ... Member of district champion 3,200m relay team as a junior ... Indoor track regional and district champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m runs as a senior before placing second at the state meet in the latter ... Placed third at the indoor state meet in the 3,200m run and as a member of the 3,200m relay team in junior year ... Finished second in 1,600m run at indoor regional championships as a junior ... Indoor track district champion in the 1,600m and 3,200m runs as well as the 3,200m relay as a junior ... Clinched three individual cross country meet titles over final two seasons ... Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track ... Three-time cross country team MVP and served as team captain ... As a junior ran on a cross country team that finished fifth at the state championships after clinching regional and district titles ... Her senior indoor and outdoor track teams were runners-up at the regional ... Holds school records in 1,600m, 3,200m and 5,000m runs ... Coached by Pete Sherry ... Academic accolades include AP Scholar with Honors, honor society memberships and multiple time honor roll student ... Member of chemistry and math honor societies ... Volunteered with church in blanket drive, soup kitchen and community holiday dinners. Personal: Full name is Hiruni Kesara Wijayaratne ... Born Dec. 5, 1990 in Colombo, Sri Lanka ... Parents are Punu and Savithri Wijayaratne ... Has one brother – Akhila ... Major is biology.

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High School: Competed in cross country 5K … Named cross country Most Valuable Runner in 2009 … Received the 2010 cross country Leadership Award … Played centerfield in softball during her freshman, sophomore and junior years. Personal: Daughter of Keith and Donna Wright … Has two younger brothers, Kendall and Austin … Chose UK because of its sense of pride in its athletic programs and how the entire community bleeds blue.

MEGAN WRIGHT JUNIOR • MT. ORAB, OHIO (WESTERN BROWN) 2010-11 (Sophomore): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor - Had the third-best time in the 800m run on the season … Recorded her fastest 800m time at the Rod McCravy Memorial … Had her best one-mile run at the Akron Invitational. Outdoor - Competed in the 1,500m run during the outdoor season … Ran her best 1,500m at the Sea Ray Relays. 2009-10 (Freshman): Cross Country – Competed in two meets for UK … Best result came at the Old Timers Classic turning in 5K time of 20:11. High School: Seven-time Ohio state championship qualifier with three nods in outdoor track, and two bids each in both indoor track and cross country ... Five-time regional qualifier with three bids in outdoor track and two in cross country ... Four-year letterwinner in both track and cross country ... Member of cross country regional championship teams as a freshman and sophomore ... Claims school records in 800m and 1,600m runs as well as the 1,600m and 3,200m relays ... Coached by Jeff Jones, Jim Nue and Tina Cooper ... Member of high school dance team as a freshman ... Received scholar athlete recognition ... Member of DECCA and Spanish Club ... Volunteered with Hi-Y. Personal: Full name is Megan Elizabeth Wright ... Born Oct. 2, 1990 in Cincinnati, Ohio ... Parents are Dennis and Jessica Wright ... Has one sister Morgan ... Father Dennis played baseball collegiately at Cumberland College ... Major is undecided.


2010 MEN’S RESULTS Race

Peter Coffey Stacey Eden Trent Halasek Colin Heenan Matt Hillenbrand J.D. Horton William James Adam Kahleifeh Walter Luttrell Josh Nadzam Luis Orta Robert Scharold Matt Wagner Sharif Webb

San Francisco Invitational San Francisco, Calif. 8K

Iona College Meet of Champions New York, N.Y. 8K

Greater Louisville Invitational Louisville, Ky. 8K

Blue Ridge Open

SEC Championship

Boone, N.C. 8K

Columbia, S.C. 8K

NCAA Southeast Regional Louisville, Ky. 10K

27:10-9-47 25:27-4-15 27:42-10-53 26:22-7-36 26:42-8-43 --25:54-5-28 25:06-2-5 25:24-3-13 24:52-1-1 27:45-11-54 26:20-6-35 --

-26:12.85-2-41 27:26.01-7-131 26:17.17-3-51 28:35.45-9-174 ---26:41.19-5-80 26:29.22-4-64 25:20.47-1-5 29:34.09-10-193 27:07.99-6-116 27:20.34-7-126

26:48.40 25:07.70-2-91 27:03.60 25:09.66-3-94 26:18.80 28:41.40 -26:.39.10 -25:29.51-4-129 24:18.60-1-23 27:55.60 26:40.43-5-229 26:07.60

27:28.50-10-112* 25:44.20-3-25 28:39.70-12-138* 26:21.30-4-47 27:21.10-9-108* -26:41.70-7-64 26:34.90-6-55 26:49.60-8-88* 25:33.80-2-19 24:49.30-1-2 -26:27.30-5-50 27:51.30-11-124*

-26:18.24-4-48 -26:15.60-3-46 27:16.37-7-70 -27:28.35-8-80* 26:35.65-5-57 -25:50.44-2-40 25:25.19-1-31 -27:11.55-6-69 --

-32:54.36-1-88 -33:25.08-3-114 35:28.31-7-189 --34:14.72-6-153 -32:58.53-2-91 33:41.53-4-131 -34:06.73-5-148 --

key=time-team finish-overall finish (does not count unattached runners) *Ran unattached

2010 WOMEN’S RESULTS Race

Anna Bostrom Suzanne Holt Cally Macumber Chelsea Oswald Allison Peare Taylor Wendler Hiruni Wijayaratne Megan Wright

San Francisco Invitational San Francisco, Calif. 5k

Iona College Meet of Champions New York, N.Y. 6K

Greater Louisville Invitational Louisville, Ky. 5K

Blue Ridge Open

SEC Championship

Boone, N.C. 5K

Columbia, S.C. 6K

NCAA Southeast Regional Louisville, Ky. 6K

18:07-3-8 18:58-7-22 18:11-4-9 17:26-1-2 18:22-5-13 17:57-2-7 18:54-6-21 --

22:31.88-4-14 24:11.50-7-86 22:29.00-3-11 21:41.68-1-1 23:04.18-5-29 22:18.36-2-7 23:42.32-6-56 --

17:59.18-2-45 18:28.18-4-82 18:18.94-3-67 -18:29.83-5-85 17:43.11-1-28 18:44.44-6-116 --

18:28.70-2-21 19:08.30-4-55 19:36.90-6-82 -19:02.10-3-45 18:14.90-1-11 19:20.30-5-65 --

22:11.08-3-40 23:26.42-6-71 21:24.47-1-13 -22:49.28-4-54 21:51.27-2-30 23:24.44-5-70 --

22:04.81-2-69 22:42.30-5-117 21:58.37-1-65 22:23.99-3-90 22:51.12-6-131 22:33.71-4-98 23:40.62-7-188 --

key=time-team finish-overall finish (does not count unattached runners)

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2010 MEN’S SEASON IN REVIEW The 2010 campaign was a learning experience for a young University of Kentucky men’s cross country team. Led by a trio of underclassmen in sophomore Luis Orta, junior Josh Nadzam and freshman Stacey Eden, the Wildcats earned two top-five team finishes and advanced to the NCAA Southeast Regional. The Wildcats got off to a strong start, finishing in second place at the San Francisco Invitational in the season’s first meet. Orta led the way for Kentucky, running the 8K race in a time of 24:52 to finish in first place and later earn Southeastern Conference Freshman Runner of the Week honors. Junior Walter Luttrell finished

Luis Orta led the Kentucky men’s cross country team in five of its six races.

season with a 19th-place mark. second on the team and in fifth place overall Eden led the Wildcats in the Southeastern with a time of 25:06. Nadzam, Eden and Adam Conference Championship. It was the first time Kahleifeh finished in third, fourth and fifth the freshman had recorded the fastest time on place on the team, respectively. the team in a race. Kentucky finished in eighth Two weeks later, the Wildcats headed north place overall at the meet. to compete in New York at the Iona College Heading into the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet of Champions. Orta, a native of Caracas, in Louisville, Ky., Eden rose to the occasion with Venezuela, had another strong performance, finthe best time on the team in the 10K event. ishing in fifth place overall with a time of Nadzam finished in second on the team, fol25:20.47. As a team, Kentucky finished in 10th lowed by Heenan, Orta and Matt Wagner. The place out of the 19 teams competing. Wildcat men finished in 21st place out of 34 In a race much closer to home, Kentucky teams with 572 points. competed in Louisville, Ky., at the Greater Louisville Classic against 37 other schools. Led by MEN’S 2010 TEAM FINISHES Orta, who finished first on the team in five of the 9-4 • San Francisco Invitational • 8K • San Francisco, Calif. six races the Wildcats 2nd out of eight teams, 54 points competed in, Kentucky Overall winner: Luis Orta, University of Kentucky, 24:52 finished in 19th place. 9-18 • Iona College Meet of Champions • 8K • New York, N.Y. Despite his freshman 10th out of 19 teams, 236 points standing, Eden recorded Overall winner: Eric Finan, University of Cincinnati, 24:48.45 the second fastest time 10-2 • Greater Louisville Classic • 8K • Louisville, Ky. on the team for the sec19th out of 38 teams, 566 points ond-straight race. Overall winner: Meshack Koyiaki, Columbus St. University, 23:20.75 Kentucky closed out the regular season sched10-15 • Blue Ridge Open • 8K • Boone, N.C. ule with a fourth place 4th out of 18 teams, 143 points finish at the Blue Ridge Overall winner: Neal Darmody, High Point, 24:35.9 Open. Orta led the way 11-1 • Southeastern Conference Championship • 8K • Columbia, S.C. with a time of 24:49.30 8th out of 11 teams, 222 points on the 8K course in Overall winner: Barnabas Kirui, Ole Miss, 23:52.07 Boone, N.C., finishing 11-13 • NCAA Southeast Regional • 10K • Louisville, Ky. in second place overall. 21st out of 34 teams, 572 points Nadzam recorded his secOverall winner: Samuel Chelanga, Liberty, 29:55.80 ond top-20 time of the

2010 MEN’S RESULTS Race

Peter Coffey Stacey Eden Trent Halasek Colin Heenan Matt Hillenbrand J.D. Horton William James Adam Kahleifeh Walter Luttrell Josh Nadzam Luis Orta Robert Scharold Matt Wagner Sharif Webb

San Francisco Invitational San Francisco, Calif. 8K

Iona College Meet of Champions New York, N.Y. 8K

Greater Louisville Invitational Louisville, Ky. 8K

Blue Ridge Open

SEC Championship

Boone, N.C. 8K

Columbia, S.C. 8K

NCAA Southeast Regional Louisville, Ky. 10K

27:10-9-47 25:27-4-15 27:42-10-53 26:22-7-36 26:42-8-43 --25:54-5-28 25:06-2-5 25:24-3-13 24:52-1-1 27:45-11-54 26:20-6-35 --

-26:12.85-2-41 27:26.01-7-131 26:17.17-3-51 28:35.45-9-174 ---26:41.19-5-80 26:29.22-4-64 25:20.47-1-5 29:34.09-10-193 27:07.99-6-116 27:20.34-7-126

26:48.40 25:07.70-2-91 27:03.60 25:09.66-3-94 26:18.80 28:41.40 -26:.39.10 -25:29.51-4-129 24:18.60-1-23 27:55.60 26:40.43-5-229 26:07.60

27:28.50-10-112* 25:44.20-3-25 28:39.70-12-138* 26:21.30-4-47 27:21.10-9-108* -26:41.70-7-64 26:34.90-6-55 26:49.60-8-88* 25:33.80-2-19 24:49.30-1-2 -26:27.30-5-50 27:51.30-11-124*

-26:18.24-4-48 -26:15.60-3-46 27:16.37-7-70 -27:28.35-8-80* 26:35.65-5-57 -25:50.44-2-40 25:25.19-1-31 -27:11.55-6-69 --

-32:54.36-1-88 -33:25.08-3-114 35:28.31-7-189 --34:14.72-6-153 -32:58.53-2-91 33:41.53-4-131 -34:06.73-5-148 --

key=time-team finish-overall finish (does not count unattached runners) *Ran unattached

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2010 WOMEN’S SEASON IN REVIEW The University of Kentucky women’s cross country team faced adversity during the 2010 season, but overcame it with teamwork and strong camaraderie. Sophomore Chelsea Oswald, who was named to the 2009 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team and All-SEC Second Team, went down with an injury prior to the season’s third race and missed half of the season. Despite the injury, the Wildcats continued to perform well and advanced to the NCAA Southeast Regional in Louisville, Ky. Oswald, a native of Medina, Ohio, came out of the gates storming. In Kentucky’s first meet of

Chelsea Oswald finished in second and first place overall, respectively, in Kentucky’s first two races.

the SEC Championship and NCAA Southeast the season at the San Francisco Invitational, Regional. Macumber finished in 13th place overOswald finished in second place overall with a all at the conference championship meet, earntime of 17:26 at the 5K course. Kentucky, as a ing All-SEC second team honors. Wendler and team, finished in second place out of the nine Bostrom each earned SEC All-Freshman honors teams competing with 39 points. Oswald wasn’t for finishing in the top-seven among freshmen at the only person who excelled at the San Francisco Invitational, though, as Taylor Wendler, Anna the meet. The Wildcats finished in 14th place at the Bostrom and Cally Macumber finished in seventh, eighth and ninth place overall, respectively. NCAA Southeast Regional. Macumber paced Kentucky at the 6k course with a time of Two weeks later at the Iona College Meet of 21:58.37, followed by Bostrom and Oswald, Champions, Oswald one-upped herself with a who returned from injuries to compete in the first-place finish, leading the Wildcats to a team year’s final race. Kentucky finished with 439 win over the 17 other schools competing at the points in the meet featuring 37 teams. meet. Oswald ran the 6K course in a time of 21:41.68, followed by Wendler’s seventh-place time of 22:18.36 and Macumber’s 11th-place finish. Competing back in WOMEN’S 2010 TEAM FINISHES the Bluegrass State at the Greater Louisville Classic 9-4 • San Francisco Invitational • 5K • San Francisco, Calif. on Oct. 2, the Wildcats 2nd out of nine teams, 39 points recorded a ninth place Overall winner: Chelsea Reilly, University of California, 17:20 finish out of 35 teams. 9-18 • Iona College Meet of Champions • 6K • New York, N.Y. Wendler led the way for 1st out of 18 teams, 62 points UK with a 28th place Overall winner: Chelsea Oswald, University of Kentucky, 21:41.68 finish at the 5K course, 10-2 • Greater Louisville Classic • 5K • Louisville, Ky. running a time of 9th out of 35 teams, 307 points 17:43.11. Overall winner: Neely Spence, Shippensburg University, 16:32.90 Kentucky was led by 10-15 • Blue Ridge Open • 5K • Boone, N.C. Wendler and Bostrom, 7th out of 18 teams, 197 points who each earned top 25 Overall winner: Carly Seymour, Duke, 17:15.00 times, at the Blue Ridge 11-1 • Southeastern Conference Championship • 8K • Columbia, S.C. Open. As a team, the 8th out of 12 teams, 207 points Wildcats finished in sevOverall winner: Kristie Krueger, Georgia, 20:41.25 enth place. Macumber, a sopho11-13 • NCAA Southeast Regional • 10K • Louisville, Ky. more from Rochester 14th out of 37 teams, 439 points Hills, Mich., stepped up Overall winner: Laura Hoer, NC State, 19:54.42 at the end of the season, leading the Wildcats at

2010 WOMEN’S RESULTS Race

Anna Bostrom Suzanne Holt Cally Macumber Chelsea Oswald Allison Peare Taylor Wendler Hiruni Wijayaratne Megan Wright

San Francisco Invitational San Francisco, Calif. 5k

Iona College Meet of Champions New York, N.Y. 6K

Greater Louisville Invitational Louisville, Ky. 5K

Blue Ridge Open

SEC Championship

Boone, N.C. 5K

Columbia, S.C. 6K

NCAA Southeast Regional Louisville, Ky. 6K

18:07-3-8 18:58-7-22 18:11-4-9 17:26-1-2 18:22-5-13 17:57-2-7 18:54-6-21 --

22:31.88-4-14 24:11.50-7-86 22:29.00-3-11 21:41.68-1-1 23:04.18-5-29 22:18.36-2-7 23:42.32-6-56 --

17:59.18-2-45 18:28.18-4-82 18:18.94-3-67 -18:29.83-5-85 17:43.11-1-28 18:44.44-6-116 --

18:28.70-2-21 19:08.30-4-55 19:36.90-6-82 -19:02.10-3-45 18:14.90-1-11 19:20.30-5-65 --

22:11.08-3-40 23:26.42-6-71 21:24.47-1-13 -22:49.28-4-54 21:51.27-2-30 23:24.44-5-70 --

22:04.81-2-69 22:42.30-5-117 21:58.37-1-65 22:23.99-3-90 22:51.12-6-131 22:33.71-4-98 23:40.62-7-188 --

key=time-team finish-overall finish (does not count unattached runners)

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MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY HONORS ALL-AMERICANS JEAN BALAN 2003 (Outdoor)...........800 Meters

KRIS LANDERS 2003 (Indoor) .....Distance Medley

PAUL BALDWIN 1972 (Indoor) ................Two Mile

JEFF LIMPERT 1999 (Indoor)..............800 Meters

DAVE BENSEMA 1982 (Indoor) ................Two Mile 1980.......................Cross Country

BENNY MCINTOSH 1989 (Indoor)...........3,000 Meters 1988 ......................Cross Country

JIM BUELL 1974.......................Cross Country

THOMAS MORGAN 2003 (Indoor) .....Distance Medley 2001 (Indoor) .....Distance Medley

PAUL CIURLYS 2003 (Indoor) .....Distance Medley 2003 (Indoor)..............800 Meters MARTIN CLARK 1985 (Outdoor)........1,500 Meters JAMES DOATY 2003 (Indoor)..............800 Meters 2001 (Indoor) .....Distance Medley RICHARD EDE 1988.......................Cross Country 1986 ......................Cross Country DAVID FREEMAN 2004 (Indoor) ........................Mile 2003 (Indoor) ........................Mile 2002 (Indoor)..............800 Meters CHAD JOHNSON 2003 (Indoor) .....Distance Medley 2002 (Indoor) ....... 800 Meters 2001 (Indoor) .....Distance Medley

VADIM NEMAD 1996.......................Cross Country 1996 (Outdoor)......10,000 Meters 1996 (Indoor)...........5,000 Meters 1995 (Indoor)...........5,000 Meters 1993 (Indoor)...........5,000 Meters MARK NENOW 1980 (Outdoor)......10,000 Meters 1979 ......................Cross Country HUNTER SPENCER 2003 (Indoor) ........................Mile 2002 (Indoor) ........................Mile 2001 (Indoor) .....Distance Medley BOB WHELAN 1991 (Indoor)...........1,500 Meters 1990 (Indoor) ........................Mile 1989 (Indoor) ........................Mile GEORGE YIANNELIS 1993 (Outdoor) .........Steeplechase

JIM B. KAISER 1991 ......................Cross Country 1991 (Outdoor)......10,000 Meters

MARK NENOW 2010-11 CROSS COUNTRY/DISTANCE HONORS AND AWARDS SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL Trent Halasek Colin Heenan Walter Luttrell Josh Nadzam Luis Orta Sharif Webb USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Kentucky men’s XC team

KENTUCKY MEN AT THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS SEC TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (4) 1988 .....................................37 pts. 1970 .....................................41 pts. 1959 .....................................59 pts. 1958 .....................................40 pts. SEC INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS (9) 2003 ......................omas Morgan 1987 ............................Richard Ede 1986 ............................Richard Ede 1980.........................Dave Bensema 1977 .................................Jim Buell 1971 ...........................Paul Baldwin 1970 ...........................Paul Baldwin 1967 ..............................Vic Nelson 1957...........................Press Whelan

DAVE BENSEMA

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BOB WHELAN KENTUCKY MEN AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES (11) 2003 ........................638 pts. (28th) 1992 ..........................419 pts.(21st) 1990 .........................279 pts.(11th) 1988 ...........................242 pts.(8th) 1979 .........................431 pts.(20th) 1977 .........................382 pts.(17th) 1976 .........................409 pts.(12th) 1974 .........................399 pts.(16th) 1972 ........................451 pts.(22nd) 1971 ........................486 pts.(22nd) 1970 ..........................690 pts.(31st) NCAA INDIVIDUAL TOP-25 FINISHES 1995..............Vadim Nemad (13th) 1988 .................Richard Ede (16th) Benny McIntosh (18th) 1986 .................Richard Ede (14th) 1980................Mark Nenow (17th)


WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY HONORS ALL-AMERICANS LISA BREIDING 1989 (Indoor)...........3,000 Meters 1988 ......................Cross Country 1987 (Indoor) .........3,200M Relay 1986 ......................Cross Country 1986 (Outdoor)........3,000 Meters 1986 (Indoor)...........3,000 Meters DONNA COMBS 1989 ......................Cross Country ELISA FROSINI 1987 (Outdoor)........1,500 Meters 1987 (Indoor) ........................Mile 1986 (Indoor)...........1,000 Meters

LISA BREIDING 2010-11 CROSS COUNTRY/DISTANCE HONORS AND AWARDS ALL-SEC CROSS COUNTRY Anna Bostrom Cally Macumber Taylor Wendler SEC SPRING ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL Katy Achtien Cally Macumber Chelsea Oswald Hiruni Wijayaratne Megan Wright USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM Kentucky women’s XC team

KENTUCKY WOMEN AT THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIPS

BERNADETTE MADIGAN KENTUCKY WOMEN AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (1) 1988 .....................................75 pts.

KIM HAWKINS 1989 (Indoor) .........3,200M Relay 1987 (Indoor) .........3,200M Relay BETH HEIMANN 2005 (Indoor)..............800 Meters 2004 (Indoor)..............800 Meters 2003 (Outdoor)...........800 Meters 2003 (Indoor)..............800 Meters

NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES (5) 2008 ..........................824 pts.(31st) 1989 ..........................168 pts.(2nd) 1988 ..............................75 pts.(1st) 1986 ...........................159 pts.(3rd) 1985 ...........................118 pts.(4th)

SHERRY HOOVER 1989 (Indoor) .........3,200M Relay 1988 ......................Cross Country 1988 (Outdoor)........1,500 Meters 1988 (Indoor) ........................Mile 1987 (Indoor) .........3,200M Relay 1986 (Outdoor)........1,500 Meters 1986 (Indoor) ........................Mile

NCAA INDIVIDUAL TOP-25 FINISHES (6) 1989 .........Valerie McGovern (2nd) 1988 ................Lisa Breiding (11th) Valerie McGovern (12th) Kristy Orre (24th) 1986 ................Lisa Breiding (18th) 1981 .......Bernadette Madigan (7th)

BERNADETTE MADIGAN 1985 (Outdoor)......10,000 Meters 1983 (Indoor) .........3,200M Relay 1982 (Outdoor)........3,000 Meters 1982 (Indoor) ................Two Mile 1981 ......................Cross Country

VALERIE MCGOVERN 1991 (Indoor)...........5,000 Meters 1990 (Outdoor)........5,000 Meters 1989 ......................Cross Country 1989 (Outdoor)........5,000 Meters 1989 (Outdoor)........3,000 Meters 1989 (Indoor)...........5,000 Meters 1989 (Indoor)...........3,000 Meters 1988 ......................Cross Country LAURA MCSPADDEN 1989 (Indoor) .........3,200M Relay 1987 (Indoor) .........3,200M Relay LAVERA MORRIS 2008 (Indoor)..............800 Meters 2006 (Outdoor)...........800 Meters KRISTY ORRE 1988 ......................Cross Country PATRICIA PADORNO 1987 (Indoor) ........................Mile BROOKE PATTERSON 2004 (Outdoor)...........800 Meters 2004 (Indoor) ........................Mile AUDREY PIERCE 1986 (Indoor)...........3,000 Meters KERRY RINK 1989 (Indoor) .........3,200M Relay JULIE STIBBE 1983 (Indoor) .........3,200M Relay HOLLY STRAIGHT 1983 (Indoor) .............1,000 Yards JUDY THOMAS 1983 (Indoor) .........3,200M Relay

SEC TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (3) 1989 .....................................39 pts. 1988 .....................................22 pts. 1985 .....................................34 pts. SEC INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS (1) 1989...................Valerie McGovern

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VALERIE MCGOVERN

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