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Team Directory Quick Facts Founded: 1827 Enrollment: 63,109 (37,915 full-time) President: David Naylor Director of Athletics: Liz Hoffman Number of Intercollegiate Teams: 44 (26 sports) Conference Affiliation: Ontario University Athletics (OUA) National Affiliation: Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Venue: Varsity Centre (5,000) Colours: Navy Blue & White Mascot: True Blue

Team Directory Liz Hoffman

Director of Athletics

liz.hoffman@utoronto.ca

Byron MacDonald

Manager, Intercollegiate Sports

byron.macdonald@utoronto.ca

Mary Beth Challoner

Manager, Sports Information and Promotions

mb.challoner@utoronto.ca

Carl Georgevski

Track & Field Head Coach

carl.georgevski@utoronto.ca

Jill Mallon

Associate Track & Field Coach

jill.mallon@utoronto.ca

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2009-10 Schedule Date

Opponent

Location

12/5/2009

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

12/5/2009

York University Christmas Open

York University

1/9/2010

Sharon Anderson Meet

Field House - Athletic Centre

1/15-16/2010

Can Am Meet

University of Windsor

1/22/2010

Fred Foot Pentathlon

Field House - Athletic Centre

1/23/2010

Fred Foot

Field House - Athletic Centre

1/29-30/2010

Findlay Indoor Classic

Findlay, Ohio

1/29-30/2010

Terrier Invitational

Boston, MA

1/29-30/2010

Pole Vault Summit

Reno, NV

2/6/2010

York Classic - Red & White

York University

2/6/2010

Notre Dame University

South Bend, Ind.

2/13/2010

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

2/19/2010

Hal Brown Last Chance Meet

Field House - Athletic Centre

2/26-27/2010

OUA Championships

York University

3/11-12/2010

CIS Championships

University of Windsor

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Men’s Roster Name Townsend Benard Andrew Cruickshank Michael Del Monte Alex Denault Stephen Douglas Brett Georgevski Geoffrey Law Jason Mei Andrew Nicholl Tyler Pettes Jason Wurster

Elig. 1 2 4 1 5 3 1 3 2 3 4

Women’s Roster Name Juliana Bergin Sarah Boyle Alicia Brown Megan Brown Jessica Caterini Katie Housley Laura Maessen Athena McBean Tory Merrill Alana Stewart Thandiwe Vela Sarah Wells

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Elig. 2 5 2 5 2 1 2 3 4 1 4 2

Major FPEH English Masters of Theology FPEH Medicine Arts & Science Arts & Science Engineering History FPEH Geography

Major FPEH FPEH CCIT FPEH Life Science Drama Art History Arts & Science FPEH Arts & Science Arts & Science FPEH

Yr. 1 2 2 1 2 4 3 3 3 3 3

Yr. 2 5 2 4 2 1 2 3 5 1 4 3

Hometown St. Catharines, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Guelph, Ont. Aurora, Ont. Picton, N.S. Markham, Ont. Vancouver, B.C. Windsor, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Aurora, Ont. Stevensville, Ont.

Hometown Baxter, Ont. Scarborough, Ont. Ottawa, Ont. Guelph, Ont. Ajax, Ont. Burlington, Ont. Dartmouth, N.S. Mississauga, Ont. Orangeville, Ont. Etobicoke, Ont. Toronto, Ont. Unionville, Ont.

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Coaching Staff Carl Georgevski - Head Coach Carl is a three-time Olympic jumps coach, representing Canada at the Seoul, Atlanta and Sydney games. He was also named as head coach to the World University Games team in 1999. Carl is a graduate of the program, having been coached by Andy Higgins throughout high school and university where he was a very successful athlete. As a student of his event, and jumping in general, Carl took advantage of every opportunity to learn and has worked with or shared ideas and questions with many of the best people in the world. He has not only worked with all of the outstanding varsity high jumpers, he has coached Greg Joy, Milt Ottey, as well as developing athletes Alex Zaliauskas and Michael Ponikvar. A logical extension of his coaching is his interest in and extensive knowledge of Strength and Power development. For many years, Carl was the Athletics Canada National Coordinator for all Jumps programs

Jill Mallon - Assosciate Coach Jill Mallon has been the associate head coach of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues track and field program since 2000. While completing her master’s degree at U of T, she was a member of the 1997 and 1998 women’s CIS track and field championship teams. Mallon is an NCI-certified level four middle distance coach who has guided athletes to numerous OFSAA, OUA, CIS and national championship medals. Mallon currently coaches Tamara Jewett, a two-time national team member at the 2008 and 2009 world cross country championships and 2008 world junior track and field championships, where she placed in the top eight in the 3000m. Mallon’s international experience includes coaching the 2003 World University Games team in Daegu, South Korea, the 2005 Pan Am junior track championships in Windsor and this year’s 2009 Pan Am junior championships in Trinidad. Ross Risstuccia - Distance & Cross-Country Dave Hunt - Sprints & Hurdles George Wright - Jumps Yolanda Sternberg - Throws

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Peter Pimm - Middle Distance Coach Dave Hay - Jumps Coach Ian Anderson - Pole Vault

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Athlete Profiles Townsend Benard - Pole Vault

Eligibility Year: 1 Program: FPEH Hometown: St. Catharines, Ont. High School: Laura Secord 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 4.55m Hal Brown Last Chance 19-Feb-2010 4.60m Pole Vault Summit 29-Jan-2010 4.35m Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 4.45m Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 4.24m Sharon Anderson 09-Jan-2010 4.25m

Andrew Cruickshank - Distance

Eligibility Year: 2 Program: English Hometown: Toronto, Ont. High School: Richview C.I. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 600m 01:23.24 Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 600m 01:24.04 Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 600m 01:24.88 Meyo Invitational 05-Feb-2010 800m 01:54.32 Hal Brown Last Chance 19-Feb-2010 1000m 02:30.54 Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 1000m 02:32.31

Michael Del Monte - Distance

Eligibility Year: 4 Program: Masters of Theology Hometown: Guelph, Ont. High School: Centennial C.V.I. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event Result Meyo Invitational 05-Feb-2010 800m 01:51.39 OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 1000m 02:23.99 Terrier Invitational 29-Jan-2010 1000m 02:24.10 Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 1500m 03:50.05

Alex Denault - Distance

Eligibility Year: 1 Program: FPEH Hometown: Aurora, Ont. High School: Aurora H.S. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 1000m 02:34.66 Hal Brown Last Chance 19-Feb-2010 1000m 02:36.16 Robert Kane Memorial 12-Feb-2010 1000m 02:36.46 Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 1000m 02:41.00 Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 1500m 04:10.99

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Athlete Profiles Stephen Douglas - Distance

Eligibility Year: 5 Program: Medicine Hometown: Picton, N.S. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event uOttawa Winternational Invite. 13-Feb-2010 1000m Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 1000m OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 1500m uOttawa Winternational Invite. 13-Feb-2010 1500m Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 1500m

Result 02:30.02 02:31.39 04:00.07 03:56.41 03:58.47

Brett Georgevski - High Jump

Eligibility Year: 3 Program: Arts & Science Hometown: Markham, Ont. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 1.95m Robert Kane Memorial 12-Feb-2010 1.89m York Open 06-Feb-2010 2.00m Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 1.92m Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 1.95m Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 1.94m

Geoffrey Law - Pole Vault

Eligibility Year: 1 Program: Arts & Science Hometown: Vancouver, B.C. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Result York Open 06-Feb-2010 4.55m Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 4.55m Sharon Anderson 09-Jan-2010 4.40m

Jason Mei - Triple Jump

Eligibility Year: 3 Program: Engineering Hometown: Windsor, Ont. High School: Vincent Massey 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 13.99m Robert Kane Memorial 12-Feb-2010 12.41m Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 12.08m

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Athlete Profiles Andrew Nicholl - Distance

Eligibility Year: 2 Program: History Hometown: Toronto, Ont. High School: Bayview S.S. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 1500m 04:08.26 Hal Brown Last Chance 19-Feb-2010 1500m 04:07.19 Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 1500m 04:10.89 Sharon Anderson 09-Jan-2010 1500m 04:15.41 OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 3000m 09:15.63 Robert Kane Memorial 12-Feb-2010 3000m 08:56.90 Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 3000m 08:50.69

Tyler Pettes - Distance

Eligibility Year: 3 Program: FPEH Hometown: Aurora, Ont. High School: Aurora H.S. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event Result Meyo Invitational 05-Feb-2010 1000m 02:29.97 Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 1000m 02:31.40 Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 1000m 02:31.53 Sharon Anderson 09-Jan-2010 1500m 04:04.32

Jason Wurster - Pole Vault

Eligibility Year: 4 Program: Geography Hometown: Stevensville, Ont. High School: Ridgeway Crystal Beach H.S. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 5.40m York Open 06-Feb-2010 5.50m Pole Vault Summit 29-Jan-2010 5.40m Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 5.04m Sharon Anderson 09-Jan-2010 4.85m

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Athlete Profiles

Juliana Bergin - Pentathlon

Eligibility Year: 2 Program: FPEH Hometown: Baxter, Ont. High School: Bear Creek S.S. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 2998.0 Robert Kane Memorial 12-Feb-2010 3109.0 Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 3057.0 Fred Foot Pentathlon 22-Jan-2010 2443.0

Sarah Boyle - High Jump

Eligibility Year: 5 Program: FPEH Hometown: Scarborough, Ont. High School: Park Street H.S. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 1.75m Robert Kane Memorial 12-Feb-2010 1.75m Meyo Invitational 05-Feb-2010 1.75m Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 1.70m Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 1.72m Sharon Anderson 09-Jan-2010 1.73m

Alicia Brown - Sprints/Relays

Eligibility Year: 2 Program: CCIT Hometown: Ottawa, Ont. High School: Merivale H.S. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event Time Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 200m 00:25.76 OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 300m 00:39.32 Meyo Invitational 05-Feb-2010 300m 00:39.58 Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 300m 00:40.76 Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 400m 00:57.89

Megan Brown - Distance

Eligibility Year: 5 Program: FPEH Hometown: Guelph, Ont. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 1000m uOttawa Winternational Invite. 13-Feb-2010 1000m uOttawa Winternational Invite. 13-Feb-2010 1500m OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 3000m Hal Brown Last Chance 19-Feb-2010 3000m

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Time 02:46.61 02:47.69 04:24.20 09:26.49 09:19.67

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Athlete Profiles Jessica Caterini - Sprints/Relays

Eligibility Year: 2 Program: Life Science Hometown: Ajax, Ont. High School: Pickering H.S. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 300m 00:42.05 York Open 06-Feb-2010 300m 00:42.03 Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 300m 00:42.03

Katie Housley - Relays Eligibility Year: 1 Hometown: Burlington, Ont. 2009-10 Results: Meet OUA Championships uOttawa Winternational Invite. uOttawa Winternational Invite. Fred Foot Classic

Program: Drama High School: Etobicoke School of the Arts Date 26-Feb-2010 13-Feb-2010 13-Feb-2010 22-Jan-2010

Event 600m 300m 600m 600m

Time 01:36.73 00:43.49 01:36.20 01:36.77

Laura Maessen - High Jump

Eligibility Year: 2 Program: Art History Hometown: Dartmouth, N.S. High School: Dartmouth H.S. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 1.65m Robert Kane Memorial 12-Feb-2010 1.71m Meyo Invitational 05-Feb-2010 1.70m Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 1.70m Fred Foot Pentathlon 22-Jan-2010 1.69m Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 1.63m Sharon Anderson 09-Jan-2010 1.69m

Athena McBean - Sprints/Relays Eligibility Year: 3 Program: Arts & Science Hometown: Mississauga, Ont. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event Meyo Invitational 05-Feb-2010 200m Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 200m OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 300m uOttawa Winternational Invite. 13-Feb-2010 300m Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 300m Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 400m

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Time 00:25.47 00:25.94 00:41.27 00:40.18 00:41.18 00:59.08

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Athlete Profiles Tory Merrill - Pentathlon/Hurdles/Relays Eligibility Year: 4 Program: FPEH Hometown: Orangeville, Ont. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 60mH Robert Kane Memorial 12-Feb-2010 60mH Meyo Invitational 05-Feb-2010 60mH Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 60mH Fred Foot Pentathlon 22-Jan-2010 60mH Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 60mH Robert Kane Memorial 12-Feb-2010 Pentathlon Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 Pentathlon Fred Foot Pentathlon 22-Jan-2010 Pentathlon

Result 00:08.86 00:09.14 00:09.34 00:09.09 00:09.04 00:09.01 2118.0 3398.0 3356.0

Alana Stewart - Long Jump

Eligibility Year: 1 Program: Arts & Science Hometown: Etobicoke, Ont. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Result OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 5.36m Robert Kane Memorial 12-Feb-2010 5.41m Meyo Invitational 05-Feb-2010 5.01m Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 5.15m Fred Foot Pentathlon 22-Jan-2010 5.20m Can-Am Classic 15-Jan-2010 4.79m

Thandiwe Vela - Sprints/Relays

Eligibility Year: 5 Program: Arts & Science Hometown: Toronto, Ont. 2009-10 Results: Meet Date Event Time OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 60m 00:07.75 Hal Brown Last Chance 19-Feb-2010 60m 00:07.94 uOttawa Winternational Invite. 13-Feb-2010 60m 00:07.89 Fred Foot Classic 22-Jan-2010 60m 00:08.05 York Christmas Open 05-Dec-2009 60m 00:08.01

Sarah Wells - Sprints/Relays

Eligibility Year: 2 Program: FPEH Hometown: Unionville, Ont. High School: Unionville H.S. 2009-10 Results Meet Date Event Time Meyo Invitational 05-Feb-2010 300m 00:39.89 OUA Championships 26-Feb-2010 600m 01:32.83 uOttawa Winternational Invite. 13-Feb-2010 600m 01:32.37 Findlay Open 29-Jan-2010 600m 01:34.70

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2009 OUA Championships The University of Toronto Varsity Blues track and field team competed at the 2010 OUA championships, February 26-27, at Toronto Track & Field Centre at York University. The Blues women’s team finished in fourth place with 92.5 points. The Windsor Lancers (179) took the title, while the Western Mustangs (136) and Guelph Gryphons (111.5) were second and third, respectively. Toronto’s men placed sixth with a combined team score of 43 points. The Lancers men also earned the OUA banner with 144 points, ahead of both the Gryphons and Mustangs, who tied for second place with 122.5 points. Fifth-year veteran Mike Del Monte (Guelph, Ont.) set a field house and OUA record in the men’s 1000m on Friday night. Del Monte crossed the finish line in 2:23.99 to better Waterloo’s Harvey Mitro’s record time of 2:24.07, set in 1987. Leading the way on the women’s side was three-time CIS cross country champion Megan Brown. Brown (Guelph, Ont.) broke a field house record in the 1000m with a time of 2:46.61 and went on to win the 3000m (9:26.49) on Friday to earn Toronto’s only double-gold medal performance of the meet. Off the track, both Jason Wurster (Stevensville, Ont.) and Sarah Boyle (Scarborough, Ont.) defended their provincial titles. Wurster cleared 5.40m to dominate the men’s pole vault, while Boyle cleared a height of 1.75m to top all competition in the women’s high jump. Sarah Oag of Mississauga, Ont. finished third, jumping 1.61m. Ottawa native Alicia Brown finished three one-hundredths of a second behind first-place Noelle Montclam of the Windsor Lancers in the women’s 300m. Brown crossed the finish line in 39.32 seconds - good for a silver-medal finish. Sophomore Sarah Wells (Unionville, Ont.) also earned a silver medal in the women’s 600m (1:32.83) Other top results include the women’s 4x200m relay team of Brown, Athena McBean (Mississauga, Ont.), Jessica Caterini (Ajax, Ont.), and Thandiwe Vela (Toronto) second-place finish in a time of 1:42.55.

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Varsity Blues Awards/Achievements CIS First Team all-Canadians (Since 2004) 2007-08- Mark Stewart, Mark Dillon, Jason Wurster 2005-06 - Mark Stewart, Mark Dillon CIS Second Team all-Canadians (Since 2004) 2008-09 - Jason Wurster 2005-06 - Jose Carvalho OUA Men’s League Champions 1989-90, 1988-89, 1987-88, 1986-87, 1985-86, 1984-85, 1983-84, 1982-83, 1981-82, 1979-80, 1978-79, 1977-78, 1976-77, 1975-76, 1974-75, 1973-74, 1972-73, 1967-68, 1965-66, 1964-65, 1963-64, 1962-63, 1961-62, 1957-58, 1955-56, 1954-55, 1953-54, 1949-50, 1948-49, 1947-48, 1945-46, 1938-39, 1937-38, 1929-30, 1927-28, 1925-26, 1913-14, 1912-13, 1910-11, 1909-10, 1908-09,1907-08, 1903-04 OUA Men’s Field MVP 2001-02 – Chris Martin OUA Men’s Track MVP 2004-05 - Jose Carvalho OUA Men’s Rookie of the Year 2000-01 – Luke MacInnis Women’s Awards and Achievements CIS First Team all-Canadians (Since 2004) 2008-09 - Sarah Boyle 2005-06 - Megan Brown, Beth Wightman, Liane Heale, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jacqueline Stillman, Sarah Boyle 2004-05 - Jocelyn Adu-Gyumfi CIS Second Team all-Canadians (Since 2004) 2007-08 - Kerry Kuluski, Sarah Colangelo Athena McBean, Liane Heale, Rosa Serafini, Kate Ruediger 2004-05 - Heather Moyse, Michelle MacDonald, Kate Ruediger CIS Women’s Athlete of the Meet 2005-06 - Megan Brown CIS Women’s Coach of the Year 2005-06 - Carl Georgevski CIS Tissot Female Athlete of the Year (Track) 2007-08 - Megan Brown

CIS Female Student-Athlete Community Service Award 2007-08 - Suzanne Fish OUA Women’s League Champions 2004-05, 2003-04, 1997-98, 1988-89, 1986-87, 1985-86, 1977-78 OUA Women’s Outstanding Performer 2004-05 - Jocelyn Adu-Gyumfi 2003-04 - Jocelyn Adu-Gyumfi OUA Women’s Track MVP 2003-04 – Sandy Wells OUA Women’s Rookie of the Year 2003-04 – Kate Sauks OUA Women’s Coach of the Year 2003-04 – Carl Georgevski Dr. Wendy Jerome Trophy - Most Valuable Female Performer at OUA Championships 2006-07 - Megan Brown

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