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Cross Country/Track & Field

2010-2011

Cross Country Track & Field

JUMAR GUY MARY PFEIFER


2010-11 Quick Facts General

School Name.........................................Wittenberg University Location............................................. Springfield, Ohio 45501 Founded..........................................................................1845 Enrollment......................................................................1,950 Nickname......................................................................Tigers Home Track & Field Facility....................Earl F. Morris Track at Edwards-Maurer Field Home Cross Country Course............John Bryan State Park National Affiliation...................................... NCAA Division III Conference.......................... North Coast Athletic Conference President................................................Dr. Mark H. Erickson Alma Mater...................................................Princeton, 1977 Athletics Director...........................................Garnett Purnell Alma Mater....................................................Cheyney, 1973 Athletics Phone............................................. (937) 327-6450

Coaching Staff

Head Coach.......................................................Craig Penney Alma Mater..........................................Edinboro State, 1976 E-mail............................................cpenney@wittenberg.edu Assistant Coach (XC/T&F)................................. Ben Bradley Volunteer Assistants (T&F).............................. Andy Waddle Melissa Jensen, Dennis Robinson Track & Field/Cross Country Office............. (937) 327-6493 Athletic Trainer................................................. Ellen Crosbie Assistant Athletic Trainer......................... Michaelyn Sebold Assistant Athletic Trainer...................................Allison Judy

Cross Country Team Information

Women’s 2009 NCAC Finish............................................2nd NCAA Champs. Participants........................... Mary Pfeifer Men’s 2009 NCAC Finish..................................................8th

CATHERINE KUERBITZ

Indoor Track & Field Team Information

Women’s 2010 NCAC Finish.............................................4th Men’s 2010 NCAC Finish..................................................5th NCAA Champs. Participants......... Josh Colbert (LJ - 14th)

Outdoor Track & Field Team Information

Women’s 2010 NCAC Finish.............................................4th Men’s 2010 NCAC Finish..................................................6th

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KEVIN FRICK

ABOUT THE COVER: NCAA National Championships participant junior Mary Pfeifer and junior Jumar Guy. CREDITS: 2010-11 Wittenberg Cross Country/Track & Field Recruiting Brochure written, edited and designed by Wittenberg Sports Information. Photography by university photographer Erin Pence ‘04.


Coaching Staff Head Coach Craig Penney Craig Penney brought a wealth of experience to the Wittenberg men’s and women’s cross country and track & field programs when he arrived in August 2006. Penney has led cross country and track teams at six colleges in the past 32 years. One of his stops included Wittenberg rival and fellow North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) member College of Wooster. Prior to coming to Wittenberg, Penney was the head cross country coach and an administrative assistant for media relations at Shenandoah University. During his two years at Shenandoah, Penney guided five runners to all-conference honors and led three of those individuals to strong finishes in the NCAA Division III South Region Meet. Penney has earned conference coach of the year awards 12 times in his career. In 2000, he was named the United States of America Track and Field Mid-East Regional Track and Field Coach of the Year. Beyond Penney’s individual accolades, his teams have won 15 conference titles. He has also produced more than 250 all-conference performers, 20 most valuable player awards, 53 National Qualifiers and 32 All-Americans. He has also helped

athletes set more than 70 new college records. Not only has Penney led his individuals to high levels of competition, his teams have also excelled in the classroom. In 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, his cross country teams earned Coaches Association All-Academic recognition. Individual success, with Darcy Dubuc, Mary Pfeifer, Anna Henry, Kevin Frick and Gabe Savage earning individual academic awards from the National Collegiate Division III Cross Country Coaches Association, given only to top 35 finishers at regional meets, exemplifies Penney’s focus on academic and athletic success and the parallels between the two. Penney has also been involved in other activities beyond coaching. From April 2003 through July 2004, Penney was the assistant conference planner and programmer for Penn State University Conferences & Institutes. He also has gained experience as a director of seven conference championship events and three NCAA Regional Cross Country Championships. During his time at Shenandoah as an administrative assistant, Penney helped to process media guide advertising and handled media relations responsibilities for postgame interviews. Penney, who was a double major at Edinboro State University, earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ashland University. Penney has earned Levels I, II, and III certification from the USATF.

Assistant Coach Ben Bradley

Volunteer Assistant Dennis Robinson

Ben Bradley joined the cross country and track and field coaching staff as a volunteer in 2008, and in 2009 became an assistant coach. In addition to those duties, Bradley serves as a broadcaster on the Tiger Sports Network, and in conjunction with the “Voice of the Tigers,” Scott Leo, covers a wide range of Tiger athletic events on the student radio station 89.1 FM WUSO and on the Internet through the Wittenberg athletics website. A 2007 graduate of Denison University, Bradley served as assistant sports information director in 2008-09 before moving to his current duties for the 2009-10 academic year. He currently resides in Springfield.

Dennis Robinson joined the Tiger coaching staff in 2004 after working in the Dayton Public School District for 17 years. Robinson taught physical education, health and driver’s education at several district schools, and also served as head coach for the boys’ and girls’ cross country and track and field teams. During his career at Meadowdale, Robinson led dozens of athletes to high finishes in the annual Ohio High School Athletic Association championship meet. His teams’ best finish was third in the 2001 boys’ state championship, and in 2002 Robinson coaches the second-fastest high school 110-meter high hurdler in the nation. In addition, Robinson served as head coach of the All-Ohio boys’ track and field team in 2001, earned recognition in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2000 and was a recipient of the OHSAA’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award in 2002. A graduate of Central State University and a native of Dayton, Robinson’s first head coaching assignment was in the Jefferson Township School District as head coach of the boys’ and girls’ cross country and girls’ track and field teams. He earned Coach of the Year in the Southwestern Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches in 1977, and was the first Ohio high school coach to guide both the boys’ and girls’ track and field teams to the AA State Championship that same year. Coach Robinson also served as the head women’s track and field coach and an assistant cross country coach at Bowling Green State University from 1984-86.

Volunteer Assistant Andy Waddle Andy Waddle returned to his alma mater in 2005 to take over coaching the football team’s defensive backs and serve as an assistant with the Tiger track and field program. In 2004, Waddle was the defensive backs coach at Maryville College (Tenn.), and once again the program and its defensive unit made a dramatic improvement. Maryville won as many games in 2004 as it had won the previous three seasons combined, and the defense made a 17-point, 140-yard per game improvement. Waddle served as Maryville’s video coordinator.

2010-2011 TRACK & FIELD / CROSS COUNTRY


Campus Wittenberg’s stunning 95-acre, rolling, wooded terrain is situated in the heart of Springfield, Ohio. An impressive blend of traditional European classicism and contemporary architecture is abundant amongst the 26 buildings throughout campus.

The University

ADMISSION Wittenberg consistently selects academically strong students. Of entering freshman, approximately 65 percent graduated in the top fifth of their high school classes. Each new class combines National Merit Scholars, Ohio Academic scholars and Lutheran Scholars. STUDENTS What strikes most people when they visit Wittenberg is the genuine friendliness and welcoming nature of the campus and its residents. There are more than 1,950 full-time students currently enrolled, representing more than 37 states and approximately 23 foreign countries. 45 percent of students are male; 56 percent are female. Faculty Wittenberg’s 195 outstanding classroom instructors all consider students their top priority. With an average class size of 20 and a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, Wittenberg faculty and students have numerous opportunities for meaningful interaction both in and out of the classroom. PROGRAMS OF STUDY Wittenberg has more than 60 majors, minors and special programs from which to choose. Among these majors are such outstanding interdisciplinary programs as East Asian Studies, Russian and Central Eurasian Studies and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. OFF-CAMPUS STUDIES Wittenberg encourages off-campus opportunities that complement the classroom experience: pursuing an internship, studying abroad, and getting involved in the community through volunteer programs and community service.

MYERS HALL

STUDENT LIFE More than 150 campus organizations offer opportunities not only to have fun, but to gain management and leadership experience while at Wittenberg. These include 12 national fraternities and sororities, the Outdoors Club, WUSO radio station, Residence Life, Campus Ministries, Student Senate, Pre-Health Club and many more. ATHLETICS Wittenberg enjoys a long-standing reputation as an athletics powerhouse, fielding winning teams in many different sports. Wittenberg competes annually against the best competition that NCAA Division III has to offer. The athletics department offers 23 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams for men and women.

THE HOLLOW

RESIDENTIAL LIFE Wittenberg students live on campus in residence halls their first two years. Upperclassmen may choose to stay in the residence halls or move into Wittenberg’s campus housing, which includes apartments, houses and fraternity and sorority houses. FINANCIAL AID More than 98 percent of students are awarded financial aid at Wittenberg, thanks to the generosity and loyal support of more than 26,000 living alumni.

WEAVER CHAPEL

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Athletics Facilities

ROSENCRANS FITNESS CENTER

EARL F. MORRIS TRACK AT EDWARDS-MAURER FIELD

Wittenberg Athletics Facilities The Wittenberg athletic facilities, a unique blend of old and new, provide opportunities for a wide variety of recreational and fitness activities. The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPERC) is the centerpiece of athletic activity. The main unit can be converted to three full-sized basketball courts, three volleyball courts or three tennis courts. It seats 3,000 spectators for intercollegiate athletic events, and 4,300 for concerts and other public events. A second unit houses six raquetball courts with an upper balcony for instruction and a 25-meter by 25-yard swimming pool with one- and three-meter diving boards, and a spectator viewing area. An athletic training room, locker rooms and team rooms are also located in the HPERC, which connects to the Wittenberg Field House, home of the Tigers since 1929, which houses offices and a state-of-the-art weight training facility. A 4,622-square-foot extension off the front of the HPERC opened in August 2005. The Bob Rosencrans Hall of Honor Fitness Center includes a wide range of weight training and cardiovascular equipment.

PAM EVANS SMITH ARENA

Edwards-Maurer Field and Earl F. Morris Track were renovated in 2005. EdwardsMaurer Field has a state-of-the-art artificial playing surface and Earl F. Morris Track is a 400-meter track outfitted with a similarly cutting-edge surface. The entire complex is lighted, and also serves as home to the Tiger football, track, field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The David and Georgianna Albright Tennis Complex, a $2 million project completed in 1997, houses 12 lighted tennis courts with a Dynaflex surface. Six of the courts are lighted, including two sunken center courts with space for seating. Situated a few blocks from campus are Bill Edwards Field, which offers playing and practice fields, and Betty Dillahunt field, home of the Tiger softball team. Less than two miles from campus Carelton Davidson Stadium, which opened in 2004, is the home of Tiger baseball. Owned and maintained by the City of Springfield, Carleton Davidson Stadium has seating capacity of 1,061, nearly half of which is under cover, a media center, locker rooms with showers and secured storage.

HPER CENTER NATATORIUM

CARLETON DAVIDSON STADIUM

2010-2011 TRACK & FIELD / CROSS COUNTRY


Date Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 18 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 10 Oct. 16 Oct. 31 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS Event/Host Men at Dayton 4th of 5 WITTENBERG 1st of 4 at Michigan State Unscored at Otterbein 15th of 16 at Ohio Wesleyan 13th of 20 at Rose-Hulman 10th of 14 at Wilmington 10th of 26 at NCAC Champs. 8th of 10 at NCAA Regional 25th of 36 at NCAA Champs.

Women 2nd of 5 1st of 4 Unscored 8th of 14 4th of 21 7th of 15 3rd of 25 2nd of 9 7th of 34 Pfeifer: 67th

2009-10 Season

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS

Date Jan. 16 Jan. 23 Jan. 30 Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 20 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Mar. 5/6 Mar. 12/13

Event/Host at Capital at Otterbein at Denison at Kenyon at Otterbein at Ohio State at Capital at Ohio Wesleyan at Denison at Oberlin at Denison at DePauw

Men 7th of 9 2nd of 6 3rd of 9 Unscored 17th of 19 Unscored 6th of 13 4th of 8 Results 2nd of 9 5th of 9 Colbert: 14th - LJ

Women 7th of 9 3rd of 6 3rd of 8 Unscored 17th of 19 Unscored 8th of 11 3rd of 7 Unscored 7th of 9 4th of 8

ANNA HENRY / DARCY DUBUC

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD RESULTS

Date Event/Host Mar. 20 at Rhodes Mar. 27 at Cedarville Apr. 3 at DePauw Apr. 10 at Ohio Wesleyan Apr. 17 at Ohio Wesleyan Apr. 23 at Denison Apr. 24 at Wilmington April 24/25 at Oberlin Apr. 30/May 1 at Ohio Wesleyan 15-May at U. of Louisville

Men Results 12th of 15 11th of 11 13th of 15 10th of 19 Results 7th of 9 1st of 5 6th of 9 Results

Women Results 4th of 12 9th of 11 8th of 15 T-15th of 19 Results 4th of 9 3rd of 11 4th of 8 Results

MOSES MBESEHAH

POSTSEASON AWARDS Men’s Cross Country:

All-NCAC Honorable Mention - Kevin Frick NCAA All-Region Kevin Frick Women’s Cross Country: All-NCAC First Team - Mary Pfeifer, Darcy Dubuc Second Team - Anna Henry Honorable Mention - Biz Goodbarn NCAA All-Region Mary Pfeifer, Darcy Dubuc, Anna Henry

Men’s Track & Field:

All-NCAC Outdoor - David Kolakowski (PV), Aaron Hartzell (HJ), Tim Uher (Dec.), Thomas McElwee (Jav.) Indoor -Aaron Hartzell (HJ), Josh Colbert (LJ), Tim Uher (Pent.), David Kolakowski (PV) CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team - Tim Uher

Women’s Track & Field:

All-NCAC Outdoor - Whitney Goller (100 Hurdles), Jordan Stafford (400), Samantha Iden (800), Darcy Dubuc (1500), Carrie Dyer (HJ), Karen Bellanca (Javelin), Kaileigh Bible (PV), Whitney Goller (LJ), Kari Domiano, Shawnquaya Johnson, Jordan Stafford, Whitney Goller (4x100), Catherine Kuerbitz, Jordan Stafford, Kari Domiano, Shawnquaya Johnson (4x400) Indoor - Catherine Kuerbitz (400), Evianne van de Zande (HJ), Kaitlyn Wesseler (PV), Catherine Kuerbitz, Meredith Kirby, Tim’ara Gandy, Kari Domiano (4x200), Catherine Kuerbitz, Jordan Stafford, Meredith Kirby, Samantha Iden (4x400)

In 2009-2010, the Wittenberg Tigers... • Won six North Coast Athletic Conference regular season championships in field hockey, football, volleyball, women’s basketball, men’s golf and men’s lacrosse • Finished in the top five in the final North Coast Athletic Conference standings in 18 of 22 sports • All en route to the school’s second NCAC Dennis Collins Memorial All-Sports Trophy • Earned five NCAC Player/Performer of the Year trophies • Earned four NCAC Coach of the Year trophies • Placed 109 student-athletes on All-North Coast Athletic Conference teams • Placed 19 student-athletes on all-region teams and seven on All-America teams • Earned 10 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District awards and two Academic All-America awards • Finished 58th in the NACDA Director’s Cup (all-sports comparison) thanks to postseason appearances by seven teams and three individuals

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To schedule a visit, contact Coach Penney at cpenney@wittenberg.edu or 937-327-6493

2010-11 Season

2010 Cross Country Schedule Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 1 Oct. 15 Oct. 30 Nov. 13 Nov. 20

at Dayton Meijer Flyer Invitational at Ohio Wesleyan GLCA/OWU Invitational at Calvin Knight Invitational at Otterbein Otterbein Invitational at Cedarville All-Ohio Invitational at Wilmington Wilmington Invitational at Wabash NCAC Championships at Hope Great Lakes Regional Championships at Wartburg NCAA Div. III National Championships

2011 Indoor Track & Field Schedule Jan. 15 Jan. 22 Jan. 29 Feb. 5 Feb. 12 Feb. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 25 Feb. 25/26 Mar. 4/5 Mar. 11/12

at Capital at Otterbein at Oberlin at DePauw at Otterbein at Ohio State at Capital at Denison at Kenyon at Oberlin at Capital

Capital Invitational Otterbein Invitational NCAC Relays DePauw Invitational All-Ohio Invitational Scarlet and Gray Invitational Capital Invitational Denison Invitational NCAC Multi-Events NCAC Championships NCAA Division III Indoor Championships

RYAN HAGEN

2011 Outdoor Track & Field Schedule Mar. 18/19 TBA Spring Break Trip Mar. 26 at Cedarville Cedarville Invitational Apr. 1/2 at Washington & Jefferson Washington & Jefferson Invitational Apr. 9 at Ohio Wesleyan Marv Frye Invitational Apr. 16 at Ohio Wesleyan All-Ohio Invitational Apr. 23 at Wilmington Wilmington Invitational Apr. 30/May 1 at Kenyon NCAC Muli-Events May 6/7 at Oberlin NCAC Championships May 13 at U. of Louisville Last-Chance Meet May 26-28 at Ohio Wesleyan NCAA Div. III Outdoor Championships

SHAWNQUAYA JOHNSON

Wit tenberg CROSS COUNTRY

2010-2011 TRACK & FIELD / CROSS COUNTRY


Statement of Responsibility for Balance Between Academics & Athletics

Wittenberg Athletics Philosophy

Student-athletes are primarily responsible for balancing academics and athletics. However, recognizing the pressure that studentathletes face from competing time demands placed upon them by both professors and coaches, we establish the following statement of responsibility. The statement assumes that the student’s primary responsibility is to academic coursework and that practice sessions are always subordinate to class attendance. Students should work with advisers to schedule courses so that practices and contests are not in conflict with academic courses. Student-athletes are expected to contact professors in advance in order to resolve conflicts between class attendance and participation in athletic contests. It is recommended that student-athletes miss not more than four sessions of any class in a semester for regular season athletic contests. Permission of a Faculty Athletic Representative is required before additional excused absences will be permitted. Coaches will, as necessary, establish and maintain communications with the professors of team athletes regarding academic progress. Professors should feel free to contact coaches regarding the academic responsibilities of student-athletes.

The Wittenberg Athletic Department is an integral part of the university that strives to achieve the same standards of excellence that exist within various academic disciplines at the university. Further, the athletic department embraces the concept that the student-athletes are first and foremost students, possessing individual rights, academic abilities, personal interests and ambitions comparable to those of other members of the general student body. Wittenberg University is committed to the principles and practices of amateurism, student-athlete welfare, gender equity, sportsmanship and fair play, cultural diversity and overall athletics excellence, and this commitment shall reflect in every aspect of the athletics departmental operations.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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The North Coast Athletic Conference and Wittenberg University work together to encourage good sportsmanship on the court, on the field and in the stands. The Wittenberg Athletics Department expects all competitors and spectators to help maintain an open, accepting and competitive environment in order to promote positive, enjoyable experiences for all involved with Division III athletics.


2010-11 Wittenberg Cross Country and Track & Field Team Viewbook