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50........................................All-Time Indoor Records 51.....................................All-Time Outdoor Records 52....................................... Indoor Top Five Records 54.................................... Outdoor Top Five Records 56.................................. Mountaineer Track Records 57.......................................... Shell Building Records 58................................................. ECAC Champions 59...................................All-Time Coaches/Captains 60........................................................ All-Americans

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66........................................ West Virginia University 70............................... President James P. Clements 71............................ Director of Athletics Oliver Luck 72................................ WVU Intercollegiate Athletics 73........................................Mountaineer Excellence 77...................................................... Year In Review 79..................................................Media Information 80...............................WVU Sports Communications

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12............................................... Coach Sean Cleary 16..................................Assistant Coach Jenn Davis 17................Assistant Coach Shelly-Anne Gallimore 18......................................................... Support Staff

42.....................................................Season Outlook 43................................................. 2010-11 Schedule 44........................................................... Quick Facts

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Credits: The 2010-11 West Virginia University track & field guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Editor: Tim Goodenow Managing Editor: Joe Swan Page Layout: Tim Goodenow Author: Kelly Tuckwiller Cover Design: Blaine Turner Advertising, Morgantown, W.Va.; Tim Goodenow

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Athletic excellence and strength and conditioning go hand-in-hand at West Virginia University. WVU’s strength and conditioning staff ensures all student-athletes are on year-long programs designed to continue improving the fitness capabilities needed in their sports. “Our strength and conditioning staff is tremendous,” says coach Sean Cleary. “In every single angle, sports medicine, athletic training, academic services, strength and conditioning, there is nothing these kids don’t have.” To keep athletes in peak physical condition, West Virginia offers a variety of training areas and an array of strength programs designed to increase performance. All student-athletes also have their own program individually calculated and updated throughout the year. “There is no sport that is excluded from proper strength and conditioning workouts,” adds Cleary. “It is no longer just specific to what you are doing - these guys bring a level of professionalism to our student-athletes lives that is unmatched. Each student-athlete is closely monitored with workouts tailored for her specific event for maximum success.” Equipped with excellent amenities and staffed by some of the finest strength coaches in the nation, athletes who come to West Virginia know that they are in good hands when it comes to their athletic capacity.

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING MISSION STATEMENT To provide athletes with the knowledge, character, extrinsic motivation, discipline and training to reach their potential both personally and athletically. Student-athletes are offered the opportunity to train in some of the nation’s best facilities and with one of the nation’s best staffs. Physical development and dominance have been and continue to be traits that are equated with WVU. The athlete’s self-confidence and unwavering dedication have driven him/her into the nation’s spotlight. This is made possible through the give-and-take relationships between the athletes and staff. The WVU strength and conditioning staff is committed to enabling athletes to achieve their dreams.


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Winning and working hard are important to the West Virginia University track and field team. However, becoming a positive force in the community is just as significant to each and every one of the student-athletes. To help, the Mountaineers give back to the Morgantown and surrounding communities at every possible chance. “We help with the Jerry Lewis Telethon, we do gift drives at Christmas, read aloud at schools and volunteer with local track teams,” coach Sean Cleary says. “It is important and our team knows that it is important to give back.” In their biggest project of the year, the Mountaineers volunteer their time to the Jerry Lewis Telethon. Aimed towards helping kids with muscular dystrophy and related diseases, the 21 ½-hour telethon was first aired in 1966 and has allocated more than $42 million to research projects and funded more than 300 projects worldwide. The Mountaineers do their part to help the cause by answering telephones which are constantly ringing with donors. As the holiday season comes around, the Mountaineers can be found collecting gifts for local families that are in need so that they each can have a brighter Christmas. The team also regularly donates its time and knowledge by hosting and teaching local youth track clubs, including the WV Flyers, to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Along with strengthening the youngsters’ skills they also teach the participants the importance of good sportsmanship, courage, determination and hard work. Coach Cleary’s players can also be found reading to children at elementary schools in the “Read Aloud” program. During their visit, the student-athletes read to students in several classrooms and encourage the older students to apply themselves to their studies. Mountaineer coaches and players also take part in Relay for Life of Monongalia County, the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at WVU’s outdoor track and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length. “Sometimes you get caught up in being ‘special’ and being the chosen few to get this phenomenal opportunity, but because they are granted this opportunity they know they should give back,” Cleary says. “They chose this lifestyle but there are always bigger things. When something nice is done for you, you better keep it going, because what goes around comes around.”

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The 2010-11 academic year will be the 32nd in the history of The BIG EAST Conference as the unique consortium marches on competing at the highest level with integrity and sportsmanship. The BIG EAST has gone through membership changes since its birth, but the 2010-11 year will mark the conference’s sixth straight with the same 16-member group, the nation’s largest Division I-A conference. The BIG EAST Conference’s goals have always been the same. The outstanding performances of the student-athletes at BIG EAST schools are evidence of the league’s proud tradition of success. The league has always been able to boast that many of its best students are also its best athletes. The 2009-10 year was no different. Seven BIG EAST student-athletes were named NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners. Maya Moore, Connecticut’s women’s basketball standout, won the NCAA Honda-Broderick Award as the nation’s top female student-athlete. She also was named the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American of the Year for women’s basketball. Moore was the fifth BIG EAST women’s student-athlete to win the Honda-Broderick Award. In the athletic arena, BIG EAST student-athletes again enjoyed success on the national stage. The Connecticut women’s basketball team won its second straight national championship and its seventh overall crown. The Villanova

women’s cross country team also won the NCAA title. The Notre Dame women’s soccer team reached the NCAA College Cup for the second straight year. The Syracuse women’s lacrosse squad reached the Final Four. On the men’s side, West Virginia’s basketball team became the BIG EAST’s 16th team to reach the NCAA Final Four and won the conference’s academic achievement award. The Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA championship game. Individually, three BIG EAST student-athletes won NCAA titles. Cincinnati’s Josh Schneider won the 50 freestyle in men’s swimming. In track, Louisville’s D’Ana McCarty repeated as the NCAA indoor winner in the weight throw. Louisville’s Matt Hughes won the 3,000 steeplechase. Another Cardinal, Austen Childs, was the national runner-up in men’s tennis singles. BIG EAST football maintained its national profile as a competitively balanced group. Cincinnati won its second straight league championship in 2009 and compiled an undefeated regular season. The Bearcats finished third in the final Bowl Championship Series standings. Six of the league’s eight squads went to bowl games and helped the BIG EAST post a 4-2 bowl record. Rutgers, one of the bowl winners, also was recognized for having the nation’s highest NCAA APR rating, which measures academic success. The BIG EAST has continued to produce student-athletes who are at the forefront of athletic and academic achievement. In 2009-10, 22 BIG EAST players from 10 schools were chosen to their respective ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Teams. Over 400 studentathletes have earned academic all-America honors. The BIG EAST became the nation’s largest Division I-A conference in 2005-06 when five new members began competing. The new schools were: University of Cincinnati, DePaul University, University of Louisville, Marquette University and the University of South Florida. BIG EAST institutions reside in nine of the nation’s top 35 largest media markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Tampa, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Cincinnati and Milwaukee. With its newest members, BIG EAST markets contain almost one-fourth of all television households in the U.S. Since opening its doors in 1979, the league has won 28 national championships in six different sports and 128 student-athletes have won individual national titles. In 2003-04, Connecticut became the first school in NCAA history to win the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball titles in the same season.


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BIG EAST men’s basketball games are regular sellouts at campus and major public arenas, including the annual men’s BIG EAST Championship in Madison Square Garden. The women’s basketball championship has led all conferences in attendance for the past seven years. Attendance figures also are significant in soccer and baseball. More than 575 BIG EAST student-athletes have earned all America recognition and dozens have won individual NCAA national championships. The BIG EAST has been well represented in U.S. or foreign national and Olympic teams. Several athletes earned gold medals. The BIG EAST has its headquarters in Providence, R.I., where the conference administers to more than 5,500 studentathletes.

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In ’02-03, the BIG EAST became the first conference in NCAA history to win the men’s and women’s titles in the same year when the Syracuse men and the Connecticut women captured their respective national championships. In men’s basketball, BIG EAST squads have won three of the last 12 NCAA championships. BIG EAST women’s teams have taken seven of the last 11 NCAA titles. Proactive movement has been a signature strategy for the conference that was born in 1979. The BIG EAST continually turns challenges into opportunities to become stronger. In 2009-10, the BIG EAST added men’s lacrosse to its growing list of sports, which increased its total to 24 sport championships. The BIG EAST became a reality on May 31, 1979, following a meeting of athletic directors from Providence College, St. John’s, Georgetown and Syracuse universities. Seton Hall, Connecticut and Boston College completed the original seven school alliance. While the membership has both increased and changed, the focus of the BIG EAST has not wavered. The conference reflects a tradition of broad-based programs, led by administrators and coaches who place a constant emphasis on academic integrity. Its student athletes own significantly high graduation rates and their record of scholastic achievement notably show a balance between intercollegiate athletics and academics. Any successful organization has had the good fortune to have outstanding leadership. The BIG EAST primarily was the brainchild of Dave Gavitt, who was the conference’s first Commissioner. Michael Tranghese, the league’s first full-time employee, and for 11 years the associate to Gavitt, became Commissioner in 1990. In his first year, he administered the formation of The BIG EAST Football Conference. In 2009-10, the BIG EAST had one significant change. Tranghese stepped down from his position on June 30, 2009. John Marinatto, who had served as senior associate commissioner, moved into the Commissioner’s chair and continued to steer the conference on its path of success. The league has long been considered a leader in innovative concepts in promotion and publicity, particularly regarding television. Those efforts have resulted in unparalleled visibility for BIG EAST student athletes. The conference has enjoyed long-standing relationships with CBS, ESPN, Inc. and ABC.

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FACILITIES

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the West Virginia University track and field team takes shelter in the winter months in the WVU Shell Building. Conveniently located beside the WVU Coliseum, the Shell Building houses the indoor track facility which features a top-notch track as well as adequate room for field events.

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should be outside when you can be outside training in fresh air. But to be able to go in there on a sub-freezing day in adverse weather conditions is great. It is a luxury to have it.”

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also located in the Shell Building, giving the Mountaineers the perfect place for training and competition purposes. Each season the Mountaineers hold events such as the WVU Holiday Classic, the MOUNTAINEER PROFILES 2010-11 SEASON 2009-10 REVIEW RECORD BOOK WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

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WVU Invitational and the WVU State Farm Games, all featuring teams from across the state and the east coast.

Just outside the doors of the WVU Shell Building is the out-

door track facility. Home to the Mountaineers when the weather permits, West Virginia is lucky enough to have two top-notch facilities located side-by-side.


foot facility providing individual and group study areas ð 8,000-square State-of-the-art labs ð Provides a quietcomputer atmosphere and is open six days a week ð ð The latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in ð Center can be utilized around the student-athlete’s schedule ð Center cost $1.3 million and opened in October of 2007. ð Facility gift was provided by former Mountaineer great Jerry West and his wife, Karen, and the Robbins family.

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The WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to the promotion of the academic achievement of student-athletes as well as their athletic accomplishment and their personal and career development. In support of this position, West Virginia University offers a variety of services and programs to help student-athletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on-campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personalsocial challenges they face as developing adults. While many of the headlines center on the Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the playing field, West Virginia athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. Some of those strides include having 11 student-athletes being named first team Academic All-Americans in seven of the last nine years and nearly 800 different student-athletes earning a 3.0 GPA during the 2008 and 2009 academic years. To help its student athletes achieve academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Coliseum Academic Performance Center.

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“The Coliseum Academic Performance Center is a significant development for an academically oriented institution such as West Virginia to recognize the special needs required for a modern student-athlete’s success both as an athletic competitor on the field of play and in the classroom.” -- Garrett Ford, Associate Athletic Director for Student Services

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WVU’S ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES PROVIDES Team educational counselors Tutoring and mentoring services Priority registration for student-athletes Post-eligibility assistance

The WVU student services staff, headed by Associate Athletic Director for Student Services Garrett Ford and his assistants Sandy Cole-DeMent, Erica Wycherley, Paul Downey, Stephanie White, Mark Hanselman and Donnie Tucker, makes sure that every studentathlete has the best possible opportunity to obtain a college degree. This process begins as soon as a recruit signs a letter-of-intent to play for the Mountaineers. “We know everything about incoming freshmen academically before they arrive in the fall,” said Ford. “We know which students are ahead of others and which will require more assistance.” Besides keeping in touch with freshmen, incoming student-athletes are encouraged to attend orientation sessions offered for all West Virginia University students during the summer prior to their arrival on campus. This is where new students can learn more about the Morgantown campus and, most importantly, register for classes. During the second week of classes, freshmen are enrolled in mandatory study halls, monitored by Ford and his staff. Those who do well during the first semester are given the option of attending study hall, but if their GPA drops below a certain mark, they must return to the mandatory sessions. During the semester, department officials keep a careful record of each student-athlete’s academic progress. Class and study hall attendance are checked regularly, periodic grade reports are obtained from instructors, and parents, coaches and players are kept up-to-date on their academic progress. During priority registration, all student-athletes, from incoming freshmen to graduating seniors, get advice in scheduling the courses to keep them on track in their degree programs. These measures are succeeding in a noticeable way. Last year, 379 student-athletes earned a place on the Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll with at least a 3.0 grade-point average.

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ð Over 75 tutors provide student-athletes with assistance in their classes. Upperclassmen, graduate students and community members serve as ð tutors in their area of specialty. Tutoring services are provided for all student-athletes regardless of ð scholarship status.

MENTORING SERVICE FACTS Experienced educators from the local community serve as mentors for student-athletes who need additional guidance with adjusting to the academic rigors of the college environment. Mentors help incoming student-athletes improve accountability through time management, study skills and organizational skills related to their classes. In another program, former Mountaineer athletes are returning to school to complete work on their degrees, some after as many as 10 years past their time in Morgantown. But for those who don’t graduate with their class, there’s still hope. A continuing-eligibility program was created in 1989 to give those studentathletes who are close to graduating an opportunity to come back to school to complete their degrees. Since its creation, dozens of students have participated, with a success rate of better than 80 percent. More than 25 student-athletes from all sports participated in the post-eligibility program last year. In 1992, under the direction of associate Ford, WVU joined the growing list of schools that are a part of an NCAA-sponsored consortium. Similar to the post-eligibility program in providing former student-athletes a chance to continue work toward their degrees, the closely screened consortium requires participants to be more involved in community-related activities. The consortium students are often much older athletes, who left the University to pursue professional sports or business careers, but now wish to return to complete their degrees.


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STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for the “voice of the student-athlete” on WVU’s campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to improve WVU athletic programs. They disseminate information important to student-athletes to share with their teams. Two representatives from each varsity team at West Virginia University are either elected by their teammates or selected by the members of their coaching staff. Under the guidance of SAAC advisor Terri Howes, the SAAC meets regularly to discuss current issues and concerns of WVU’s studentathletes. SAAC leaders attend BIG EAST Conference SAAC meetings to exchange ideas with other student-athletes from BIG EAST schools regarding student-athletes’ collegiate experience.

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SAAC’S PURPOSE

The purpose of West Virginia University SAAC is: 1. To generate a student-athlete voice within WVU, the Big East and NCAA structure. 2. Solicit student-athlete response to proposed WVU, Big East and NCAA legislation.

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APR The West Virginia University men’s basketball team, women’s cross country team and women’s soccer team received public recognition in the spring of 2010 by the NCAA for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. These teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads their respective sports. Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR. The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.

WHAT IS SAAC? The West Virginia University Student Athlete Advisory Committee is comprised of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

3. Recommend potential WVU, Big East and NCAA legislation. 4. Review, react and comment to the governance structure on legislation, activities and subjects of interest. 5. Actively participate in the administrative process of athletics programs and the NCAA. 6. Promote a positive student-athlete image.

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GRADUATION RATES West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, over the past several years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year. The graduation rate for student-athletes is based upon the number of students who entered the University receiving athletic scholarship aid in a given academic year, and their progress over six years. The most recent figures are based upon the progress of student-athletes who entered WVU during 2002-03.

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NCAA CERTIFICATION West Virginia University received unconditional recertification in April 2010 from the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification, recognizing that the University’s athletic program is in “substantial conformity with operating principles” adopted by Division I schools. The purpose of athletics certification is to ensure integrity in the institution’s athletics program and to assist institutions in improving their athletics departments, the NCAA said. WVU was one of the first schools to volunteer for the NCAA’s pilot certification program in 1991, and was one of five schools originally certified. WVU’s program was recertified by the NCAA in 1996 and then again in 2001. The most recent round of recertification began in 2008 with a self-study of governance and commitment to rules compliance, academic integrity, as well as gender and diversity and student-athlete well-being. The Division I Committee on Athletics Certification preliminarily reviews an institution’s certification materials and provides a list of issues identified during the evaluation. The university then hosts a visit by peer reviewers who file a report regarding the institution’s resolution of those issues before a final certification decision is rendered. An institution’s failure to satisfactorily respond to the committee may negatively affect certification status. All 335 active Division I members participate in the certification process.

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The purpose of this area is to support the academic progress of student-athletes toward intellectual development and timely graduation. Services provided in this component include tutoring, academic counseling and advising, mentoring, U101 equivalent freshman orientation classes (SEP 170) and structured study sessions.

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COMMITMENT TO ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE The purpose of this area is to offer athletic programs that are broad-based, equitable, and dedicated to the well-being of the student-athlete. Overall, WVUIA administration program supports and encourages a broad program of sports. CHAMPS/Life Skills acts as a performance psychology professional resource for the coaching and support staff of the athletic programs.

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The purpose of this area is to support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle for student-athletes, encouraging and supporting emotional well-being, personal growth and decision making skills. CHAMPS/Life Skills services provided within this component include personal counseling, health presentations, improving communication skills, and presentations on social development and fiscal responsibility. A satellite office of the WVU Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and Well WVU is located in the Coliseum to support this commitment area.

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COMMITMENT TO SERVICE The purpose of this component is to engage interested student-athletes in service to his or her campus and surrounding communities. Activities for student-athletes within this component include peer education, guest speaking at campus and community events and mentoring local children. The many challenges that today’s college student-athletes face, both on and off the playing field, are unmatched in the history of higher education. Unfortunately, many students are not well prepared to face these challenges or encounter life issues that undermine health and success in college. To prepare studentathletes for the demands of college life and beyond, the NCAA developed the CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes Minds for Personal Success)/Life Skills program. In the spring of 1995, the West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics initiated its own CHAMPS/Life Skills program. WVU was one of only 170 schools selected by the NCAA to participate in their national pilot program. Five programming “commitment” areas viewed as critical to personal growth are part of WVU’s model. They are: 1. Academic excellence 2. Personal development 3. Career development 4. Athletic excellence 5. Community serviceCOMMITMENT TO ACADEMIC

COMMITMENT TO CAREER DEVELOPMENT The purpose of this area is to encourage student-athletes to develop and pursue career and life goals in a timely manner. The CHAMPS/Life Skills program fulfills this purpose by offering career development presentations, sport career retirement programs, transitions from college class in the spring semester (SEP 493), and by working in conjunction with the WVU Carruth Center and the WVU Career Services Center on identifying an individual’s interests, career goals, crafting resumes and facilitating job search process. For more information, contact WVUIA psychologist Dr. Ed Etzel in Room 275a in the Coliseum at (304) 293-7062 or visit GTA Michelle McAlarnen in Room 288 of the Coliseum.

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Sean Cleary, one of the sport’s most talented and knowledgeable coaches, is in his fourth season at the helm of the West Virginia University cross country and track and field teams, after being associated with the program for 19 years. With his expertise in mentoring, training, conditioning and recruiting of athletes, Cleary has quickly built West Virginia’s programs into national powerhouses with numerous All-Americans and several all-conference runners. In 2009-10, Cleary aided the WVU track and field team to the national spotlight as it finished the season listed at No. 5 on the Terry Crawford Program of the Year Award list, given to the top programs in terms of finishes in track and field, cross country and academics. On its way to earning that honor, WVU saw eight All-Americans, a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships, 16th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, fourthplace showings at the BIG EAST Indoor and Outdoor Championships and five conference champions. Then-junior Chelsea Carrier made strides into becoming one of the best athletes in school history earning her first All-America honors last season as she finished fourth in the pentathlon and sixth in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Carrier was also named the Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year after earning two BIG EAST Champion honors and breaking the school record in the pentathlon at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge on Feb. 5. The Buckhannon, W.Va., native won the event with 4,136 points to break the school record previously set by All-American Pat Itanyi in 1997 (4,111). Cleary also saw WVU greats Marie-Louise Asselin, Keri Bland and Clara Grandt earn All-America honors in three sports in the same season (cross country, indoor track and outdoor track).

CLEARY AT-A-GLANCE COACHING EXPERIENCE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, 1993-PRESENT • Fourth season as Head Coach • 19th season overall with the program • Eight All-American track athletes • Two ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-Americans • 2009-10 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award – Marie-Louise Asselin • 10 NCAA Regional qualifiers in 2010 • 2009-10 Mi-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year Chelsea Carrier • 2008-09 Mid-Atlantic Track Athlete of the Year Clara Grandt • 2008-09 BIG EAST Indoor Most Outstanding Track Performer, Keri Bland • 2008 1,000 NCAA APR score • 15 BIG EAST champions • Four ECAC champions • Numerous NCAA National qualifiers • 10 USTFCCCA All-Academic team members in 2010

RUNNING EXPERIENCE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, 1991-92 • Helped 2001 team to Atlantic 10 title • Earned all-conference honors in 1992

EDUCATION WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, 1992 • Bachelor’s degree (physical education) 2009-10 REVIEW RECORD BOOK WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

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In his first season as head coach, Cleary saw Asselin and Bland claim BIG EAST indoor titles in the 3,000-meter and 1,000-meter, respectively, while the distance medley relay (DMR) set a BIG EAST meet record while winning the indoor crown. The DMR went on to place fourth at nationals and Asselin placed seventh in the 3,000-meter to earn All-America honors. He also helped Grandt break a 28-year record in the 10,000-meter at the ECAC Outdoor Championships and saw Carrier win her first league title in the 100-meter hurdles during her freshman outdoor season. Bland finished the 2008 outdoor season by earning All-America honors in the 1,500-meter to become the first female in WVU history to earn All-America honors in three sports in the same year (cross country, indoor track and outdoor track). The 2009 cross country season can only be described as historic. Ranked in the top 10 all season by the USTFCCCA, the Mountaineers raced their way to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship, marking the third-consecutive season WVU finished in the top 10. Also, Cleary saw three runners in Grandt, Asselin and Bland earn All-America honors. Both Asselin and Bland etched their names in the WVU record books as the first WVU cross country runners to earn the honor for three-consecutive seasons and the first runners to be named to the all-region team in four-straight seasons. In just his second year with the WVU cross country team, Cleary led the squad to several top finishes as it rewrote the school record books. In the top 10 by the USTFCCCA Division I Women’s National Poll for the entire season, the Mountaineers were ranked a then-team-best No. 5 three times throughout the year. Also in 2008, Cleary led his nationally ranked squad to a fourthplace finish at the NCAA Championship, the highest-finish in school history, and guided Asselin and Bland to their second consecutive All-America honors. The Mountaineers qualified for nationals with their second NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship, where they tied Princeton with 51 team points. WVU also garnered more honors with six runners being named to the all-Mid-Atlantic region team.

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The 2008-09 track team was a testament to his success as it finished the year with four athletes qualifying for national meets and three qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Grandt led the team as she earned her first All-America honor for finishing fourth in the 10,000-meter finals. The West Union, W.Va., native was also named Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for her efforts throughout the season. Cleary also led his team to a solid finish in the conference as it finished in seventh place at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track and Field Championships and fifth at the Indoor Championships. Grandt led at the outdoor championships as she took the title in the 5,000-meter, while Carrier captured the 100-meter hurdles. At the indoor championships, Cleary saw then-junior Bland shatter school and meet records in the mile, as she finished in 4:34.78 and was named the most outstanding track performer.

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At the conference level, Asselin became the first individual champion in school history at the BIG EAST Championship, where the team finished second. Asselin, Grandt and Bland were named to the all-BIG EAST team. For his accomplishments in leading the Mountaineers, Cleary was named the 2008 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year for the third time in his career and for the second-consecutive season by the USTFCCCA. In addition to his teams’ accomplishments in 2008 and 2009, perhaps the most significant achievement was in the classroom as the cross country and track teams received recognition by the NCAA for their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. Both teams posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. Cleary’s first season in charge of cross country was a recordsetting one as well, as the Georgetown, Ontario, native guided the 2007 cross country team to its first BIG EAST Championship in school history. Cleary had a then-school record three all-BIG EAST performers in 2007 and brought WVU back into the top 25 of the national polls for the first time since 2004. He then followed up a conference title with a second-place finish at the Mid-Atlantic Regional to qualify for the team’s fourth-ever appearance at nationals. There, Cleary ran a lineup of all sophomores and placed ninth in the country, the highest finish in school history at the time. Asselin and Bland earned All-America honors, and Cleary was named the MidAtlantic Region Coach of the Year for the second time in his career. Before taking over as head coach, Cleary previously served as the distance coach in 2005 and 2006 and was a full-time assistant from 2001-04, serving as the primary coach and trainer for the cross country team during that span. Prior to the 2001 season, Cleary served as a graduate assistant coach for eight seasons at WVU. In 2006, Cleary brought a young team along nicely before season’s end. That squad claimed a sixth-place finish at the 2006 BIG EAST Championship, improving from 12th the year before. Then, perhaps one of the biggest surprises of the 2006 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship was the finish of Cleary’s group. Despite having more than 60 percent of the roster comprised of freshmen, WVU registered a fourth-place finish at regionals after spending all season ranked between 10th and 12th in the regional polls. Four of WVU’s top five finishers were freshmen. In the 2005 outdoor track season, Cleary coached five NCAA

regional qualifiers. In 2005, Jennifer Kemp won the NCAA Regional Championships in the 800-meter, while Jennifer Davis was the 3,000-meter ECAC champion. Megan Metcalfe won the national championship in the 5,000-meter, becoming the third women’s track athlete in school history to win an individual national championship. Cleary helped the Mountaineers win their first-ever Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship in 2004 and was a major part of WVU’s 15thplace finish at the NCAA Championship that same year. For his efforts, Cleary was named the 2004 Mid-Atlantic Regional Coach of the Year by a vote of 31 fellow coaches within the region. Cleary and the cross country staff have won four regional coaching staff of the year awards. From 1998 to 2004, WVU’s distance medley relay team qualified for nationals seven-consecutive years, the second-longest streak in the nation under Cleary’s watch. Cleary helped lead West Virginia to all four of its NCAA Championship appearances and also has coached 16 athletes who have competed at the World Track and Field, World Cross Country, World University Games, and Pan American Championships. Cleary worked closely with former head coach Martin Pushkin in building the women’s cross country team into a national contender. Cleary was responsible for the recruitment and mentoring of NCAA mile champion Kate Vermeulen as well as All-Americans Rebecca Stallwood, Merissa Sexsmith and Metcalfe. Metcalfe became Cleary’s second national champion, 37th All-American and 102nd NCAA qualifier. Under his guidance, Cleary’s coaching produced several AllAmerica runners, including four-time All-American Bob Donker, NCAA cross country All-Americans Wynston Alberts, Mike Dudley and Steve Bohan, two-time NCAA qualifiers Jeff Metcaff and Bohan, NCAA qualifier Ian Collings and 5,000-meter All-American Mark Vilardo. Cleary, who holds a USATF Level I Certification, is the primary recruiter for the cross country squad, attracting the best in-state, out-of-state and international athletes. Cleary is also responsible for scheduling all meets and serves as the director for home meets. He was a member of the Mountaineer cross country team in 1991 and 1992, and helped the 1991 squad capture the Atlantic 10 cross country title as he earned all-conference honors his last season, while helping West Virginia to a second-place conference finish. Cleary attended Central Oregon Community College where he helped lead the team to the National Junior College Athletic Association title. Cleary received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from WVU in 1992.


MARIE-LOUISE ASSELIN MARIE-LOUISE ASSELIN - 2007-10 All-American - 2010 All-American in three sports (cross county, indoor track and outdoor track) - 2010 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic all-District first team - 2010 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award - 2010 runner up at NCAA Indoor Championships (5,000-meter) - 2010 runner up at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (5,000-meter) - 2010 BIG EAST Indoor Champion in the 5,000-meter run - 2007, 2008, 2009 Cross Country All-American - 2008 BIG EAST individual cross country champion - 2008-10 all-BIG EAST team - 2007-10 all-Mid-Atlantic Region team - 2008 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic all-District first team - 2007 seventh at NCAA track and field Championships in 3,000-meter - 2007 3,000-meter BIG EAST indoor track and field champion -2007 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American national third team

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CHELSEA CARRIER CHELSEA CARRIER - 2010 two-time All-American (Pentathlon and 60-meter hurdles) - 2010 Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year - 2010 BIG EAST Indoor Champion in the Pentathlon and 60-meter hurdles - 15th in the pentathlon event at the 2009 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships - 2009 100-meter hurdles BIG EAST outdoor champion, ECAC and NCAA qualifier - 60-meter hurdles ECAC indoor champion - NCAA Regional qualifier KATELYN WILLIAMS KATELYN WILLIAMS - NCAA qualifier in the high jump during the outdoor season - Penn Relays high jump division champion - NCAA Regional outdoor qualifier as a freshman

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DISTANCE MEDLEY RELAY - Eight at 2010 NCAAs/All-American - Fourth at 2008 NCAAs/All-American - BIG EAST meet record and school record

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CROSS COUNTRY CROSS COUNTRY - Three straight top-10 finishes (2007,2008, 2009) - One All-American 2010 (Kaitlyn Gillespie) - 2009 BIG EAST runner-ups - Three all-BIG EAST runners in 2009 - Five all-region runners in 2009 - Won three of four regular season races in 2009 - Saw highest ranking in school history at No. 3 (11/6/09) - Highest NCAA finish in school history in 2008 – fourth place - 2008 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Champion - 2008 BIG EAST Championship runner-up - 2008 1,000 NCAA APR Score - 2007 BIG EAST Champions - 2007, 2008 Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year - 2007 BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year

CLARA GRANDT CLARA GRANDT - 2010 All-American in three sports - 2009 Cross Country All-American - 2009 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year - 10,000-meter ECAC outdoor meet record - NCAA outdoor qualifier in 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter - 2008 Team USA Cross Country team member - NCAC Champion - 2008 all-BIG EAST team - 2008 all-Mid-Atlantic Region team

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- Eight All-Americans in 2010 - List at No. 5 on the Terry Crawford Program of the Year list - 10th place at NCAA Indoor Championships - 16th place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships - Fourth-place finishes at BIG EAST Indoor and Outdoor Championships - 2010 Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year - Five conference champions in 2010 - Four NCAA Qualifiers in 2008 - 2008-09 Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year - 2009 BIG EAST Indoor Most Outstanding Track Performer - Nine BIG EAST champions - Four ECAC champions - 17 NCAA Regional qualifiers - Five NCAA National qualifiers - Four USTFCCCA All-Academic team members - Two NCAC Champions - Two Team USA cross country members (Metcalfe, Grandt)

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KERI BLAND - 2007-10 All-American in all three sports - 2009 BIG EAST Indoor Championship Most Outstanding Performer - Set school and BIG EAST Championship meet record in mile event at 2009 Indoor Championships - First WVU female to become All-American in three sports in same year - 2007, 2008, 2009 Cross Country All-American - 2008-10 all-BIG EAST team - 2007-10 all-Mid-Atlantic Region team - 2008 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic all-District second team - 2008 1,000-meter BIG EAST indoor track and field champion - 2008 10th in NCAA outdoor 1,500-meter

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JENN DAVIS

Assistant Coach Fourth Season/Sixth Overall Former Mountaineer distance runner Jennifer Davis is in her fourth season as an assistant coach at her alma mater. Davis’ efforts in aiding the Mountaineers to national prominence continued in 2010, as she helped WVU to a No. 5 ranking on the Terry Crawford Program of the Year Award list, given to the top programs in terms of finishes in track and field, cross country and academics. Throughout the season, Davis saw eight studentathletes achieve All-America status, including MarieLouise Asselin, Keri Bland and Clara Grandt, all of whom earned the honor in three sports (cross country, indoor track and outdoor track). Earlier in the year, Davis played a huge part in the training of the 2009 cross country team, as it finished sixth at the NCAA Championship in its third-consecutive appearance at nationals. There, Asselin, Bland and Grandt all earned All-America honors, as Asselin and Bland became WVU’s first-ever three-time All-Americans in cross country. In 2008, Davis helped coach WVU’s cross country team to its highest finish in school history, leading the Mountaineers to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, and guided juniors Asselin and Bland to their second consecutive All-America titles. The squad also was the NCAA Mid-Atlantic team champions, with a record-setting six runners named to the all-MidAtlantic Region team. The fourth-place accomplishment topped the 2007 record-setting finish of ninth place. That team won the BIG EAST title for the first time ever and produced two All-Americans in Asselin and Bland, as well as three all-BIG EAST and all-region performers. During the track season, Davis worked with the distance medley relay (DMR) squad that finished fourth in the country. She also helped Alison Spiker qualify for the NCAA regionals in the steeplechase, despite never previously running the event in her career. Prior to her full-time promotion in 2007, the Romney, W.Va., native had been a volunteer assistant to Sean Cleary since 2005 and was responsible for steeplechase training, while coordinating home cross country meets. Davis administered workouts for the program’s middle-and long-distance runners. She also worked with six NCAA individual qualifiers from 2005-07. From 2003-07, Davis worked as an assistant coach with the West Virginia Flyers club where she administered workouts, assisted with meet management and served as the web manager for the running club. During that span, the club produced 45 West Virginia high school state champions in the middle and long distance events (800-3200-meter). She also oversaw 14 members who received Division I scholarships. Davis ran track and cross country at WVU from 2001-05 and qualified for NCAA competition five times in cross country, the distance medley relay and 5,000-meters. She captained and helped guide the WVU cross country team to a mid-Atlantic regional championship in 2004 under then-assistant coach Cleary. In track, Davis was the first West Virginia native to run the 1,600-meters in less than five minutes. She also earned All-America honors twice as the anchor of the distance medley relay team. She has the second fastest time in the steeplechase (10:28.45) at WVU and was a member of the school record-holding 4x800 relay team (8:48.07) in 2003. In 2005, she captured the ECAC 3,000-meter title with a time of 9:33.61. A BIG EAST Academic all-Star, Davis was twice named an Academic All-American. Davis received her bachelor’s degree in English from WVU in 2005 and finished her master’s in elementary education in the fall of 2006.

DAVIS AT-A-GLANCE COACHING EXPERIENCE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, 2007-PRESENT • Assistant Coach • Works with the nationally acclaimed distance program • Aided six distance runners to All-America in 2010 • Guided 2008 DMR team to a four-place finish at NCAAs • 2008-09 Mid-Atlantic Track Athlete of the Year Clara Grandt • 2008-09 BIG EAST Indoor Most Outstanding Track Performer, Keri Bland

RUNNING EXPERIENCE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, 2001-05 • Qualified for NCAA competition five times • Four-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star • Two-time academic All-American

EDUCATION WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, 2001-06 • Bachelor’s degree (English) • Master’s degree (elementary education)


RUNNING EXPERIENCE AUBURN UNIVERSITY, 2000-04 • 2001 NCAA Champion in the triple jump • Two-time SEC champion in the triple jump • Seventh in the triple jump at the 2000 World Juniors as part of the Jamaican National team

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COACHING EXPERIENCE WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, 2008-PRESENT • Assistant Coach • Works with horizontal and vertical jump groups • Coached Katelyn Williams to the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships • 2009-10 Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year Chelsea Carrier • Coached a USA Juniors Trial qualifier • Aided three NCAA Regional qualifiers in the high jump

EDUCATION AUBURN UNIVERSITY, 2000-04 • Bachelor’s degree (marketing) WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, 2006-08 • Master’s degree (physical education)

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Shelly-Anne Gallimore enters her third season as an assistant coach with West Virginia University’s track coaching staff after working with the Mountaineers for two seasons as a graduate assistant. Her duties include designing and administering training plans for the horizontal and vertical jump groups, as well as assisting with meet management for all home track meets. Under her tutelage, she has coached a USA Juniors Trial and several NCAA Regional qualifiers in the high jump. In 2010, Gallimore aided multi-event student-athlete Chelsea Carrier with her jumps as she earned her first-ever All-America status in the pentathlon and Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year honors during the indoor season. During the outdoor season, Gallimore saw junior Katelyn Williams to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, as the first high-jumper to represent WVU at the national championships since 1990. In 2009, she aided Williams to the 2009 Canadian Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Toronto, where she cleared 1.71-meters, while Natasha Redman jumped a personalbest 1.75-meters at the Duke/Asics Invitational to qualify for the NCAA Regionals. Gallimore, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, was successful as a student-athlete winning a 2001 NCAA Championship in the triple jump. The All-American also was a two-time SEC champion in the triple jump for Auburn. After her 2004 graduation, Gallimore spent time as a volunteer coach at her alma mater. Gallimore also has years of international experience under her belt. She placed seventh in the triple jump at the 2000 World Juniors as part of the Jamaican National team. Gallimore earned her bachelors’ degree in marketing from Auburn and her master’s degree in physical education from West Virginia in 2008.

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Name Position Height Class Hometown Heather Adams................................................Throws........................5-10....................So. ............................................................Reedsville, Pa. Stephanie Aldea..............................................Distance......................5-8......................So...........................................................Windsor, Ontario Marie-Louise Asselin.......................................Distance......................5-7......................Sr.............................................................. Sarnia, Ontario Jenna Barretto.................................................Sprints........................5-4......................Fr................................................................Bohemia, N.Y. Kyllie Bebout...................................................Sprints........................5-2......................Jr........................................................ Morgantown, W.Va. Keri Bland........................................................Distance......................5-2......................Sr.............................................................. Fairview, W.Va. Sarah-Anne Brault...........................................Distance......................5-6......................Jr.................................................................Winnipeg, Md. Rachel Buser...................................................Distance......................5-5......................Jr................................................. Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Chelsea Carrier...............................................Multi-Event..................5-6......................Sr....................................................... Buckhannon, W.Va. Stephanie Caruso............................................Distance......................5-1......................Jr............................................................. Wheeling, W.Va. Kaylyn Christopher..........................................Distance......................5-6......................Jr...........................................................Kingswood, W.Va. Jamie Cokeley.................................................Distance......................5-2......................Sr..........................................................Pennsboro, W.Va. Shakiyla Cosby................................................Sprints........................5-11....................Fr...............................................................Oak Hill, W.Va. Josie Crouch...................................................Distance......................5-10....................Fr............................................................Hurricane, W.Va. Sydney Cummings..........................................High Jump..................5-8......................So.........................................................Charleston, W.Va. Maria Dalzot....................................................Distance......................5-2......................Sr....................................................... Morgantown, W.Va. Alex Dent.........................................................Distance......................5-4......................Fr............................................................Hurricane, W.Va. Brittany Fink....................................................Throws........................5-10....................Sr..........................................................Charleston, W.Va. Arielle Gaither..................................................Hurdles/Sprints...........5-3......................So.............................................................. Baltimore, Md. Katie Gillespie ................................................Distance......................5-3......................r-Fr.................................................. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Jordan Hamric.................................................Distance......................5-4......................So....................................................Bruceton Mills, W.Va. Gabrielle Harrington........................................Pole Vault...................5-3......................Fr................................................................Waterford, Pa. Kate Harrison..................................................Distance......................5-6......................Jr..............................................................Toronto, Ontario Chelsea Jarvis.................................................Distance......................5-2......................Fr........................................................... Clendenin, W.Va. Alison Kimble...................................................Distance......................5-2......................Fr....................................................... Morgantown, W.Va. Alex Klauke.....................................................Mid-Distance...............5-2......................Fr....................................................... Morgantown, W.Va. Lindsey Kopenhaver........................................Pole Vault ..................5-4......................Jr. . ...............................................................Hanover, Pa. Ahna Lewis......................................................Distance......................5-6......................Jr........................................................ Morgantown, W.Va. Lydia Martinelli.................................................Distance......................5-2......................Fr....................................................... Morgantown, W.Va. Sarah Martinelli ..............................................Distance......................5-2......................Fr....................................................... Morgantown, W.Va. Kristen McWhorter...........................................Sprints........................5-4......................Fr. .............................................................. Horner, W.Va. Terina Miller.....................................................Throws........................5-7......................Jr......................................................... Short Creek, W.Va. Jordann Mitchell..............................................Sprints........................5-3......................Sr................................................ New Manchester, W.Va. Meghan Mock..................................................High Jump..................5-3......................Jr................................................... Berkley Springs, W.Va. Aubrey Moskal.................................................Distance......................5-4......................So...................................................... Morgantown, W.Va. Lauren Moskal.................................................Mid-Distance...............5-4......................So....................................................... Morgantown, W.Va Kimberly Mulvin...............................................Pole Vault...................5-3......................Fr.........................................................................Erie, Pa. Jessica O’Connell............................................Distance......................5-2......................Jr.............................................................. Calgary, Alberta Allison Pettit.....................................................Distance......................5-6......................Fr. ..................................................... Morgantown, W.Va. Hallie Portner...................................................Distance......................5-1......................So...................................................... Morgantown, W.Va. Alanna Pritts....................................................Throws........................5-5......................r-So............................................................Weirton, W.Va. Natasha Redman............................................High Jump..................5-7......................Sr........................................................ Martinsburg, W.Va. Amber Riley.....................................................Distance......................5-6 .....................Jr. . .................................................... Morgantown, W.Va. April Rotilio......................................................Sprints........................5-3......................Sr................................................................. Bellaire, Ohio Kaityln Shelar .................................................Pole Vault...................5-5......................Fr.....................................................................Novi, Mich. Jennifer Sirockman..........................................Distance......................5-1......................Jr........................................................ Morgantown, W.Va. Brittany Thomas..............................................Throws........................5-6......................So..............................................................Oak Hill, W.Va. Chene Townsend.............................................Sprints........................5-10....................So................................................. St. Catherine, Jamaica Allison Tyree....................................................Sprints........................5-10....................Fr..........................................................Chesterland, Ohio Katelyn Williams..............................................Jumps/Multi................5-7......................Sr..........................................................Chesterland, Ohio Brittany Wolford...............................................Sprints........................5-7......................Jr...................................................... Capon Bridge, W.Va. Head Coach: Sean Cleary Assistant Coach: Jen Davis Assistant Coach: Shelly Gallimore Volunteer Assistant: Dr. Martin Puskin Volunteer Assistant: Matt Conly Volunteer Assistant: Mike Tornifolio

By State/Country West Virginia............... 34 Canada.......................... 4 Pennsylvania................. 4 Maryland........................ 2 Ohio............................... 4 New York....................... 1 Jamaica......................... 1 Michigan........................ 1

By Class Seniors........................ 10 Juniors......................... 14 Sophomores................ 11 Freshmen.................... 16

By Event Distance...................... 25 Sprints........................... 9 Throws........................... 5 Multi-Event.................... 4 Pole Vault...................... 4 High Jump..................... 3 Hurdles.......................... 1


Marie-Louise Asselin 5-7, Sr., Distance, Sarnia, Ontario

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All-America distance runner who has limitless potential … one of the most decorated athletes in West Virginia history … one of three female runners to earn All-America honors in three seasons (cross country, indoor track and outdoor track, 200910) … one of two WVU athletes to earn All-America honors three consecutive seasons in cross country (2007,2008 2009) … one of the top distance runners in the country … leader of the team … comes to the sport from a triathlon background … excellent range from track through cross country.

At West Virginia in 2008: Took seventh in the 3,000-meter race with a time of 9:14.44 at the NCAA Indoor Track Championships to earn All-America status … took fourth place as a part of the distance medley relay squad with a time of 11:07.64 to break a school record at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track Championships … won BIG EAST DMR title with Keri Bland (1,200 meter), April Rotilio (400 meter), Karly Hamric (800 meter), and set a new BIG EAST record en route to winning the event in 11:16.87 at BIG EAST Indoor Championships to lead team to a seventh-place finish … BIG EAST Indoor Champion in the 3,000-meter race with time of 9:20 … named BIG EAST Athlete of the Meet for her efforts in 3,000-meter and DMR … won the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:47.94, at the Penn State Invitational … her time was the fourth-best in school history in that event to rank behind Kate Vermeulen (2:43.01), Megan Metcalfe (2:46.78) and Merissa Sexsmith (2:47.48) … received a redshirt for 2008 outdoor season.

Prep: Four-time letterwinner for Coach Mark Scott at E.S. Franco-Jeunesse High ... named junior athlete of the year and senior athlete of the year ... 2003 OTFA midget champion ... two-time OFAA medalist in track and cross country. Personal: Daughter of Daniel and Carolina Laflamme Asselin … one of three children … birthday is Dec. 1 ... Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … ESPN The Magazine/CoSida Academic All-American … named to the all-academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) … majoring in biochemistry.

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At West Virginia in 2007: Redshirted indoor season to work with Canada’s Junior National Cross Country Team ... made it to the NCAA Regional Championship during first outdoor season as a freshman, taking 13th in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:25.32 ... also had strong showing at first BIG EAST Championships, finishing 12th in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:36.55 ... earned first win at first collegiate meet, taking the 1,500-meter run at Charlotte’s 49er Classic ... contributed on the fifth-place distance medley relay team and the 10th-place 4x800 relay at the Texas Relays ... member of the sixth-place distance medley relay squad at the Sea Ray Relays ... finished second in the 1,500-meter run at the Mountaineer/Mohigan Invitational … after the season, ran for Canada at the World Championships in Scotland after finishing fourth at the Canadian Cross Country Championship … won a gold medal in the 5K at the Junior Pan American Games that summer.

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At West Virginia in 2009: Finished fifth in the 5,000-meter event at the Canadian Championships in Toronto with a time of 16:15.04 … qualified for the finals in the 5,000-meter run at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships (16:17.49) … took first (16:03.29) in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Regionals … placed third in the 3,000-meter run at the ECAC Outdoor Championships with a time of 9:28.19 … finished second (34:14.54) in the 10,000-meter run at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … competed as a member of the DMR team that finished 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championships … member of the same DMR team (Asselin, Kaylyn Christopher, Karly Hamric and Keri Bland) that broke a school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 11:05.12 … qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3,000-meter run at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships as she finished third with a time of 9:22.05.

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At West Virginia in 2010: Posted excellent finishes at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships … was runner-up in the 5,000-meter race during both seasons, earning All-America honors …finished with a time of 15:50.53 at the indoor championships and 15:53.93 at the outdoor championships …BIG EAST Champion in the 5,000-meter race at the indoor championships … finished with a time of 15:58.15 … also finished third as a member of the 4x800 relay team … captured a BIG EAST outdoor title with a first-place showing in the 5,000-meter race (16:31.04) … qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships at the WVU Holiday Classic with a first-place finish (2:15.17) in the 800-meter run … posted an NCAA provisional time after finishing in first (9:25.79) in the 3,000-meter run at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup … took first place in the 1,500-meter run (4:30.90) at the James Madison Invitational.

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Kerri Bland 5-2, Senior, Distance, Fairview, W.Va.

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The first female in school history to be an All-American in three sports in the same year (2008, cross country, indoor and outdoor track) … also earned All-America in three sports in 2009-10 … state native who runs at a national level … work ethic has allowed her to develop into an All-American … combines a rare combination of 400-meter speed with distance strength ... one of the leaders on the team …

At West Virginia in 2010: Fought a foot injury to earn her seventh and eighth All-America honors at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. … placed eighth in the mile (4:42.79) and eighth as a member of the DRM team (11:16.39) …earned ninth honor of career and fourth of the season in the 1,500-meter race at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … crossed the line with a time of 4:18.92 in the 1,500-meter event at regionals to qualify for NCAAs …finished third as a member of the DMR team at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … helped 4x800 relay team to post a school record and fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships after crossing the line with a time of 8:47.95 … posted a BIG EAST qualifying time in the 1,500-meter run with a fourth-place finish (4:19.84) at the Sun Angel Classic … took first in the 800-meter run at the James Madison Invitational (2:11.86). At West Virginia in 2009: Named BIG EAST Most Outstanding Track Performer at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships after shattering school and conference meet records in the mile … finished in first with a time of 4:34.78 … finished in 13th in the preliminaries at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile … member of the DMR team (Bland, Kaylyn Christopher, Karly Hamric and Marie-Louise Asselin) that broke school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 11:05.12 … broke a meet record in the 800-meter run at the SykesSabock Challenge with a first-place finish (2:06.74) … time also met NCAA provisional standards … redshirted outdoor season. At West Virginia in 2008: Took seventh in the second heat of the 1,500-meter run semifinals at the USA Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. ... 1,500-meter Olympic Trial time of 4:16.05 was a personal-best … placed 10th in the 1,500-meter race at the 2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … BIG EAST Champion in the 1,000-meter run … won the ECAC championship in the 1,500-meter with the top time of 4:17.02 … NCAA All-American … Olympic Trials finalist … took seventh in the second heat of the 1,500-meter run … finished 15th overall … youngest college runner to progress at the trials in the entire country … placed 10th in the NCAA 1,500-meter to earn All-American status … named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) all-East region team at NCAA regionals where she placed third in the 1,500-meter …won ECAC 1,500-meter event on May 18 … finished second in 1,500-meter at the BIG EAST Championships … named all-BIG EAST team … set an outdoor school record with a time of 11:19.81 as part of the DMR team with Christopher, Katelyn Williams and Karly Hamric at the Penn Relays on April 26 … recorded fastest time in the BIG EAST of 2:07.01 in the 800-meter run at the WVU Invitational … broke school record at the NCAA indoor champi-

onship after taking second in the DMR … set BIG EAST record en route to winning the event in 11:16.87 at the indoor championships … named to USTFCCCA all-Academic Team. At West Virginia in 2007: Redshirted the indoor season … had a fantastic first outdoor season as a freshman ... ran to a seventh-place finish in the 1,500-meter run (4:24.69) at the NCAA Regional Championships, the best East Coast freshman time ... narrowly missed qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships by one second ... was outstanding at the BIG EAST Championships, taking fifth in the 1,500-meter run (4:27.20) while also contributing on the fifth place 4x800 relay (8:59.79) ... took first in the 3,000-meter run at the prestigious Penn Relays (9:34.17), becoming the first Mountaineer ever to win an event at the meet ... finished sixth in the 1,500-meter run and helped the 4x800 relay take 10th at the Texas Relays ... ran to a seventh-place finish in the 1,500-meter run and a sixthplace finish with the distance medley relay squad at the Sea Ray Relays. Prep: Two-time AAA state cross country champion for coach Larry Mason at North Marion High … two-time NCAC Runner of the Year … also a state champion in the 800-meters. Personal: Daughter of Bart and Susan Bland … one of two children … birthday is Feb. 3 ... Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … majoring in mathematics.


Chelsea Carrier 5-6, Junior, Multi-Event, Buckhannon, W.Va.

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MOUNTAINEER PROFILES 2009-10 REVIEW

2010-11 SEASON Prep: Outstanding career, setting nine school records at Buckhannon Upshur High … owns one state record and three state meet records … won high point honors at the state meet all four years … finished in first place 11 different times at state championships … also stood out in heptathlon in AAU … took second at USATF heptathlon in 2007.

RECORD BOOK

At West Virginia in 2009: Finished 15th in the semifinals of the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 13.55 …placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Regionals to qualify for nationals …posted an NCAA Regional qualifying time of 13.30 in a first-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles at the ECAC Outdoor Championships … co-champion (13.59) in the 100-meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … part of 4X100 relay team that finished 33rd and the 4X400 team that finished 35th at the Penn Relays … also placed 13th in the 100-meter hurdles (13.70) … finished second in the 100-meter hurdles (13:35) at the Sea Ray Relays … competed in the indoor NCAA Championships … posted a 15th-place finish in the pentathlon and a 14th-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles … saw a career-best performance in the long jump at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a third-place showing and a leap of 5.82-meters … also posted an NCAA indoor provisional time in the 60-meter hurdles with a second-place showing and a time of 8.27 … on the 4x400 team that finished fourth (9:45.62) at the Sykes-Sabcock Challenge Cup, meeting BIG EAST and ECAC qualifying times … took first place in the pentathlon with 3,967 points at the same meet … finished in first in the 60-meter hurdles at the State Farm Games with a ECAC qualifying time of 8.56 … ran an ECAC and BIG EAST qualifying time in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.62 at the WVU Invitational … started season off posting two BIG EAST qualifying times in the 60-meter dash (7.82) and 60-meter hurdles (8.67) at the WVU Holiday Classic.

At West Virginia in 2008: Won her first career BIG EAST title in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships … won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.46 seconds at the 2008 ECAC Indoor Championships in Boston, Mass. … her time was the fourth-best in school history … placed third at 8.37 in 60-meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … recorded an 8.66 in the 60-meter hurdles which ranked third-best among BIG EAST competitors at the Penn State Relays … competing in her first collegiate meet, she won two events with BIG EAST and ECAC qualifying performances … took the long jump with a leap of 5.71 meters and cruised to victory in the 60-meter hurdle prelims and finals … ran the 60-meter in the preliminary before running an 8.90 in the final … the qualifying mark was the highest of the season.

Personal: Daughter of Rick and Andrea Carrier ... father played football and ran track at West Virginia Wesleyan where he owns the 200-meter record (21.7) … has a brother who also plays football and runs track at WVWC … birthday is Aug. 21 ... enrolled inchild development … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star. WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

At West Virginia in 2010: Was named the Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year … earned first All-America honor with a fourth-place finish in the pentathlon (4,133 points) … finished first in the 60-meter hurdles (8.29), fifth in the 800-meter run (2:19.49), tied for fifth in the high jump (1.71 meters) and placed 16th in the shot put (10.40 meters) to post the secondbest performance of her career and put her second on WVU’s all-time performance list for the event … also was named All-American, after placing sixth in the 60-meter hurdles later in the day … BIG EAST Indoor champion in the pentathlon (3,994 points) … finished first in the 60-meter hurdles (8.48), tied for third in the high jump (1.68 meters), finished ninth in the shot put (10.61 meters), first in the long jump (5.92-meters) and fourth in the 800-meter run (2:25.61) … BIG EAST Champion in the 60-meter hurdles (8.31) … also competed in the long jump and finished in seventh place (5.83 meters) … had an amazing showing Sykes-Sabock Challenge hosted by Penn State… broke a school and meet record and posted an NCAA automatic qualifying standard in the pentathlon … won the event with 4,136 points to break the school record previously set by Pat Itanyi in 1997 (4,111) … finished first in the 60-meter hurdles (8.45), the high jump (1.71 meters), the long jump (5.92 meters), the shot put (10.99 meters) and the 800-meter run (2:20.09) … aided the 4x400-meter relay team to a firstplace finish at the WVU State Farm Games (4:00.6) … also finished first in the long jump (5.77 meters) …finished second in the 60-meter hurdles at the PSU Northeast Challenge (8.51) … also helped the 4x400-meter relay team to a 10th-place finish (3:53.01).

COACHING STAFF

Talented West Virginia native who is becoming the face of the program …earned first All-America honors last season … returning Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year … latest standout in an athletic family … elite sprinter/ hurdler … could become one of the best track athletes ever at WVU.

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Jamie Cokeley 5-2, Sr., Distance, Pennsboro, W.Va. Disciplined runner with a love for the sport ... showed potential during first indoor season and has continued to improve … very coachable.

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At West Virginia in 2010: Qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the mile … finished 22nd with a time of 5:07.71 … placed eighth in the mile at the WVU State Farm Games … also ran the mile at the PSU Northeast Challenge and finished 22nd … took first in the mile at the WVU Holiday Classic (5:29.39) … finished eighth (4:45.08) in the 1,500-meter race at the Sea Ray Relays. At West Virginia in 2009: Placed fifth (4:57.58) in the 1,500-meter at the Robert Morris Bennie Benson Memorial Invitational … part of DMR team (Cokeley, Nicole De Stefano, Alison Spiker and Karly Hamric) that took first at the Penn State Open with a time of 11:57.69 … finished fifth in the 1,500-meter at the Bill Van Horne Invitational with a time of 4:57.96.

At West Virginia in 2007: Before taking a redshirt for the outdoor season ... secured highest finish at the Doug Raymond Invitational, placing seventh in the 3,000-meter run ... finished 29th in the one mile run at the Penn State Open ... ended rookie season with an 11th-place finish in the 3,000 meter run at the WVU State Farm Shell Games. Prep: Two-time NCAC Runner of the Year and team captain for coach Terry Spangler at Ritchie County High ... 2005 state champion in the 800-meter. Personal: Daughter of Larry and Angie Cokeley ... one of three children ... birthday is Oct. 4 ... is a graduate student in sport management … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

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Maria Dalzot 5-2, Sr., Distance, Morgantown, W.Va.

2009-10 REVIEW

Hometown runner who has competed internationally … has made great progress in college … shows tremendous enthusiasm for the sport … great academically … has seen success in cross country. At West Virginia in 2010: Did not see action.

RECORD BOOK

At West Virginia in 2009: Redshirted. At West Virginia in 2008: Placed 11th in mile at Virginia Tech Elite Meet with a time of 5:18.46 … took second in mile at WVU State Farm Games at 5:14.40 … finished eighth at Penn State National Invitational (5:09.33). At West Virginia in 2007: Redshirted to work with the USA Junior National Cross Country Team and recover from an injury.

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At West Virginia in 2008: Finished fourth in the 800-meter at the WVU Invited (2:21.51) … also finished fifth in the 1,500-meter (4:55.01) and won the 3K (11:23.19) … finished ninth in her division of the 5K at the Raleigh Relays (19:21.22).

Prep: A member of three state championship cross country teams at Morgantown High … was the 2005 3,200-meter West Virginia state champion … member of cross country state runner-up in 2002 … also ran with the WV Flyers track club. Personal: Daughter of Rick and Kathy Dalzot … one of three children … birthday is April 8 ... Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … majoring in human nutrition and foods.


5-10, Sr., Throws, Charleston, W.Va.

At West Virginia in 2008: Saw limited action for the Old Gold and Blue.

Jordann Mitchell 5-3, Sr., Sprints, New Manchester, W.Va. Talented sprinter who saw success early in her career … will compete for spot on DMR team … came in with a lot of experience … worked hard in the offseason. At West Virginia in 2010: Finished fourth in the 400-meter dash at the WVU State Farm Games … also competed in the 4x400-meter relay team that finished first (4:00.60) … finished 21st in the 400-meter dash at the PSU Northeast Challenge … also aided the 4x400-meter relay team to a 10th-place finish (3:53.01) … placed third in the 400-meter dash and helped 4x400 team to a firstplace showing at the WVU Holiday Classic … finished fourth in the 400-meter dash at the Father Bede Hines Invite. At West Virginia in 2009: Part of the 4x400 team that finished 35th at the Penn Relays … also ran with the 4x400 team that finished eighth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … on the 4x400 team that finished fourth (9:45.62) at the Sykes-Sabcock Challenge Cup, meeting BIG EAST and ECAC qualifying times … finished 32nd (59.07) in the 400-meter dash at the Sea Ray Relays … took first in the 400-meter dash at the Bill Van Horne Invitational with a time of 57.84 … also on 4x400 relay team that took first place.

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At West Virginia in 2008: Finished third in 200-meter dash at WVU Invitational (26.57) … took 13th in the 400-meter dash at Virginia Tech Elite meet … placed 11th in 60-meter dash (8.38) at WVU State Farm Games … also placed second in 4x400-meter relay as first leg (4:11.42) … took first place in 400-meter run in Bennie Benson Memorial Invitational … third leg of 4x200 DMR team that placed second at Penn State Relays (1:42.90).

2009-10 REVIEW

At West Virginia in 2009: Spent a semester overseas.

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Personal: Daughter of Ralph and Theresa Fink … has three siblings … birthday is Jan. 16 … majoring in political science … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

Prep: Team captain of soccer and track teams at Oak Glen High … won six state titles at the West Virginia state meet in 2006 and 2007. Personal: Daughter of Dennis and Rebecca Mitchell … birthday is Oct. 28 … majoring in dental hygiene … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

RECORD BOOK

At West Virginia in 2010: Finished in 17th place in the discus at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships after throwing 40.25 meters … finished fourth (37.26 meters) in the discus at the James Madison Invitational … placed third in the discus (38.72 meters) at the Father Bede Hines Invite.

Prep: Team captain of 2003 and 2004 state championship teams from Capital High … also played volleyball … was an all-state middle hitter and member of two state runner up teams.

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Hard-working thrower who returns for senior season … has conference and region qualifying abilities … looks to score points for the Mountaineers.

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Brittany Fink

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Natasha Redman 5-7, Sr., High Jump, Martinsburg, W.Va. Brilliant in-state product who excels in the high jump … a BIG EAST qualifier … has the ability to rebound from adversity well. At West Virginia in 2010: Qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the high jump … finished 10th after clearing 1.70-meters … took 14th (1.65 meters) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … placed 10th in the high jump (1.65 meters) at the Penn State National Invitational …finished fifth in the high jump at the WVU State Farm Games … tied for eighth at the PSU Northeast Challenge (1.65 meters) … qualified for the BIG EAST Championships at the WVU Holiday Classic with a second-place showing (1.68 meters) … finished 13th (1.60 meters) at the Sea Ray Relays … finished third at the James Madison Invitational (1.65 meters). At West Virginia in 2009: Placed 11th in the high jump (1.70 meters) at the NCAA Outdoor Regionals … finished 13th (1.65 meters) at the ECAC Outdoor Championships and the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (1.60 meters) … qualified for regionals and cleared a personal-best height of 1.75 meters at the Duke/Asics Invitational … tied for 12th at the Penn Relays (1.64 meters) … cleared 1.67 meters for first place at the Bill Van Horne Invitational … placed fourth at the Sykes-Sabcock Challenge Cup (1.67 meters) … took first with a BIG EAST-qualifying mark of 1.68 meters at the State Farm Games … took first in the high jump and posted a BIG EAST qualifying height at 1.69 meters at the WVU Holiday Invitational. At West Virginia in 2008: BIG EAST qualifier in the high jump after clearing 1.66 meters at the Holiday Classic … finished first at the State Farm Games (1.67 meters) for a season high … took 11th place (1.62 meters) at Penn State National Invitational … placed sixth at Virginia Tech Elite Meet (1.65 meters) … reached 1.64 meters at Penn State Relays … finished 12th at BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with 1.65 meters … finished 10th at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (1.65 meters) … tied for first with teammate Meghan Mock at the WVU Invitational (1.60 meters).

At West Virginia in 2007: Finished third in the high jump at the Holiday Classic as a freshman ... took seventh in the event at the Doug Raymond Invitational ... improved jump at the Penn State Open, finishing sixth ... closed indoor season with a third-place finish in the high jump at the State Farm Shell Games ... opened outdoor season with an eighth-place finish at Charlotte’s 49er Classic ... finished fifth at the George Mason Open. Prep: Competed for coach Daniel Comer at Hedgesville ... 2005 class AAA high jump state champion in just her first season competing in the event ... tied the state record with a 5-8 jump in her senior season. Personal: Daughter of Rhonda Foltz ... has one brother ... birthday is March 23 ... majoring in secondary education/English … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.


April Rotilio 5-3, Sr., Sprints, Bellaire, Ohio

COACHING STAFF

All-America sprinter ... vital part of DMR team … BIG EAST and NCAA competitor … fierce athlete who is one of the team’s top sprinters … runs events from 60-to 400-meters … one of the team’s leaders.

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Personal: Daughter of Mike and Cathy Rotilio ... has two brothers ... birthday is June 2 ... majoring in exercise physiology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

2009-10 REVIEW

2010-11 SEASON Prep: Outstanding high school athlete at St. John Central ... Eastern Ohio Athlete of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

RECORD BOOK

At West Virginia in 2007: Helped the 4x100 relay team take sixth at the outdoor BIG EAST Championships … also finished 17th in the 200-meter dash (24.90) ... qualified for the indoor BIG EAST Championships, but had to withdraw when she suffered an ankle injury ... opened Mountaineer career with a second-place finish in the 60-meter dash and a third place finish in the 200-meter dash at the Holiday Classic ... earned first victories of career at the Doug Raymond Invitational, winning the 60-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the 4x400 relay ... took ninth in the 200-meter at the Razorback Invitational ... won the 400-meter at the State Farm Shell Games ... finished third in the 200-meter at the Mountaineer/Mohigan Invitational.

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At West Virginia in 2008: Took first in the 60-meter dash (7.66) and the 200-meter dash (25.03) at State Farm Games … placed second at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships with a time of 55.60 in the 400-meter dash … set BIG EAST indoor record en route to winning the DMR event at BIG EAST Indoor Championships (11:16.98) with Keri Bland, Karly Hamric and Marie-Louise Asselin … DMR took fourth place with a time of 11:07.64 to break a school record at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., with team of Hamirc, Asselin and Bland earning All-America honors … ran a career-best 55.51 in the 400-meter dash to qualify for the finals at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … took fifth in the 200-meter dash at 24.86 at the Stanford Invitational … won the 200-meter dash at the Bennie Benson Invitational with a time of 24.95 … ran a 24.47 in the 200-meter dash at WVU Invitational … placed 33rd at 3:47.61 in the 4x400 relay at Penn Relays along with Halimah Bashir, Chelsea Carrier and Brittany Hohn … ran the 4x100-meter relay to a 37th place finish at 47.28 … placed ninth at BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:46.93 with the team of Katelyn Williams, Hohn and Carrier.

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

At West Virginia in 2010: Was named an All-American after aiding the DMR team to an eighth-place finish (11:16.39) at the NCAA Indoor Championships … posted a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (54.34) …also placed third as a member of the DMR team … finished 12th in the 200-meter dash at the PSU Northeast Challenge … also helped the 4x400-meter relay team to a 10th-place finish (3:53.01) … posted a BIG EAST qualifying time in the 55-meter dash at the WVU Holiday Classic … finished first with a time of 7.11 … also qualified for BIG EAST in the 200-meter dash (24.98) … redshirted during the outdoor season. At West Virginia in 2009: Finished 15th (54.99) in the preliminaries of the 400-meter dash at NCAA Regionals … placed sixth (55.12) in the 400-meter dash at the ECAC Outdoor Championships … also posted an NCAA Regional qualifying time in the preliminaries with a time of 54:23 … took sixth (54.91) overall in the 400-meter dash at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … part of the 4x100 relay team that finished 33rd and the 4X400 team that finished 35th at the Penn Relays … finished first (24.96) in the 200-meter dash at the Bill Van Horne Invitational … ran as a part of the DMR team that finished 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championships … broke a school record in the 400-meter dash at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 54.29 … posted an NCAA qualifying time in the 400-meter dash with a third-place showing (54.38) … on the 4x400 team that finished fourth (9:45.62) at the Sykes-Sabcock Challenge Cup, meeting BIG EAST and ECAC qualifying times … set school record in the 400-meter dash with a firstplace showing (54.64) at the Penn State National Invitational … won the 300-meter event (38.09) at the WVU Invitational … took first in the 400-meter dash at the WVU Holiday Classic.

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Katelyn Williams 5-7, Sr., High Jump/Multi, Chesterland, Ohio

COACHING STAFF

Developing into a quality athlete at WVU … has national experience … one of the BIG EAST’s top high jumpers … took part in BIG EAST, NCAA and ECAC Championships as a rookie …will compete in multi-event competitions as well.

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

At West Virginia in 2010: Competed in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … qualified for NCAAs after jumping 1.78-meters for 11th place at Regionals … finished eighth in the heptathlon with 4,639 total points at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … finished third at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the high jump (1.75 meters) … placed fifth in the high jump at the Penn State National Invitational after clearing 1.70 meters … captured first in the high jump at the WVU State Farm Games (1.75 meters) … also finished third in the long jump (5.28) … aided the 4x400-meter relay team to a 10th-place finish at the PSU Northeast Challenge (3:53.01) … also finished fourth in the high jump (1.70 meters) … finished ninth (4,689 points) in the heptathlon at the Sea Ray Relays … finished second in the high jump (1.70 meters) at the James Madison Invitational.

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At West Virginia in 2009: Cleared 1.70 meters to tie for fourth in the high jump at the 2009 Canadian Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Toronto … finished seventh at the ECAC Outdoor Champion-

ships (1.70 meters) … took first at Penn State Open (1.71 meters) … finished 10th (1.60 meters) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … tied for fourth (1.68 meters) at the Penn Relays … cleared 1.67 meters for second place at the Bill Van Horne Invitational … placed seventh (1.70 meters) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … finished third at the Sykes-Sabcock Challenge Cup (1.72 meters). At West Virginia in 2008: BIG EAST qualifier in the high jump after clearing 1.66 meters at the Holiday Classic … jumped 1.75 meters to tie for the fourth-highest mark in the BIG EAST at the WVU Invitational … posted NCAA Regional qualifying marks … won the college division high jump at the Penn Relays … high-jumped 1.77 meters … tied for third in the high jump after clearing 1.75 meters at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … tied for ninth place in the high jump with a jump of 1.70 meters at ECAC Outdoor Championships … placed 11th with a jump of 1.71 meters at the NCAA East Outdoor Regionals. Prep: Team captain and standout high jumper at West Geauga High … holds the Ohio Division II state record in high jump … was the high jump state runner-up in 2007 … All-American at Nike indoor and Nike outdoor nationals in high jump … had a 4.0 grade point average in high school. Personal: Daughter of Wayne and Beth Williams … has two brothers and a sister … birthday is Feb. 13 … majoring in international studies … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

Kyllie Bebout 5-2, Jr., Sprints, Morgantown, W.Va.

2009-10 REVIEW

Dynamic athlete with multi-sport background … ran well last season and looks to make a bigger impact this year … has great potential.

RECORD BOOK

At West Virginia in 2010: Finished in sixth place in the 60-meter dash and seventh in the 200-meter dash at the WVU State Farm Games … competed in the 60-meter dash at the PSU Northeast Challenge … finished 10th in the 200-meter dash (26.20) at the WVU Holiday Classic … placed sixth in the 200-meter dash and 10th in the 400-meter dash at the James Madison Invitational … finished fifth in the 400-meter dash at the Father Bede Hines Invite. At West Virginia in 2009: Part of the 4x100 team that finished 33rd (47.39) at the Penn Relays … finished 39th in the 100-meter dash at the Sea Ray Relays … placed third (12.88) in the 100-meter dash at the Bill Van Horne Invitational.

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Prep: Attended University High … owns the school record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.59 … also played soccer, basketball and softball … named second-team all-state in soccer two consecutive seasons … also named second-team all-state in softball. Personal: Daughter of Jim and Ginny Bebout … majoring in pharmacy … birthday is Sept. 25.


At West Virginia in 2010: BIG EAST indoor qualifier in the 5,000-meter race … finished in sixth place at the conference indoor championships with a time of 16:45.25 … also finished third in the 5,000 meter at the outdoor championships (16:48.99) … posted a personal-best time in the 5,000-meter race at the Stanford Invitational after finishing 11th (16:27.66) … took second place in the 3,000-meter run (9:54.65) at the James Madison Invitational. At West Virginia in 2009: Ended her first season with a 17th-place finish (16:49.42) in the 5,000-meter race at the NCAA Regionals … ran well at ECACs in the outdoor season, finishing fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of (16:42.56) … posted a regional qualifying time of 16:44.74 with a eighth-place finish in the 5,000-meter run at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.

Prep: Ran for coach Alphonse Bernard at Collège Louis-Riel … voted Manitoba distance female athlete of the year in 2006 and 2007 … owns 5,000-meter junior female provincial record … silver medal winner in 3,000-meter race at Canadian junior nationals in 2006 and 2007 … represented Manitoba at cross country junior nationals in 2005 and 2006 … 2008 Manitoba half marathon winner … provincial champion in 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter run … member of Manitoba High School Athletic Association … four-time cross country provincial champion (2004-07) … MHSAA 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter junior varsity champion in 2005, 2006 … varsity champion in 1,500-meter in 2007 … member of 2007 4x400 MHSAA champion relay … member of junior national triathlon team from 2006-08. Personal: Daughter of David Brault and Sylvie De Serres … one of three children … birthday is Dec. 1 … enrolled in general studies … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 SEASON

Highly touted runner from Canada … one of the most skilled runners of her class … has a triathlon background … will be a future leader on the team.

COACHING STAFF

5-6, Jr., Distance, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

Sarah-Anne Brault

MOUNTAINEER TRACK & FIELD

BRAULT/BUSER

Rachel Buser 5-5, Jr., Distance, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

Prep: All-American at Berkeley Springs High … placed third at the USATF Junior Olympic Championship to earn the honors … was a four-time A/AA state champion ... nominated for the McCoy Award … was also an AAU Cross Country Girls Youth national champion … three-time champion and owns state class records in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter races ... also owns state record in the 4x800 … played basketball as well.

2009-10 REVIEW

At West Virginia in 2010: Took a redshirt.

Personal: Daughter of Steve and Betsy Buser ... has one brother … birthday is May 27 ... majoring in human nutrition and food.

RECORD BOOK

One of the most highly decorated distance runners in state history … broke numerous state records … adds to the list of in-state talent.

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CARUSO/CHRISTOPHER MOUNTAINEER TRACK & FIELD

Stephanie Caruso 5-1, Jr., Distance, Wheeling, W.Va.

COACHING STAFF

Talented in-state product who has found great success on the track … could step up as one of the future great distance runners at WVU … looking for more experience at this level.

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

At West Virginia in 2010: BIG EAST qualifier in the mile … finished 18th at the conference indoor championships with a time of 5:03.78 … posted a BIG EAST qualifying time of 5:01.91 in the mile at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup … placed fifth in the 3,000-meter race (10:03.25) at the Penn State National Invitational … came in fifth in the mile at the WVU State Farm Games …competed and finished 18th in the 1,000-meter run at the PSU Northeast Challenge … posted a personal-best time in the 5,000 meter, as she crossed the line in 11th place at the Stanford Invitational …finished 26th in the 1,500-meter run at the Sea Ray Relays (4:45.13) … took fifth (4:47.09) in the 1,500-meter run at the James Madison Invitational.

At West Virginia in 2009: Finished 10th (5:01.11) in the 1,500-meter run at the Penn State Open … placed eighth (18:01.9) in the section ‘B’ 5,000-meter race at the Duke/Asics Invitational … finished sixth (10:15.83) in the 3,000-meter run at the Sea Ray Relays. At West Virginia in 2008: Placed sixth in the 3,000-meter run at the indoor Penn State Relays … finished in fourth at the State Farm Games in the mile with a time of 5:18.74 … set a personal-best in the 3,000-meters with a time of 10:13.88, good for 10th place at the Virginia Tech Team Challenge … redshirted the outdoor season. Prep: State champion in the 3,200-meter run her sophomore, junior and senior years at Wheeling Central Catholic High … 2007 state champion in the 1,600-meter run … member of the winning 2004 OVAC cross country team. Personal: Daughter of Michael and Cheryl Caruso … has one sister and one brother … birthday is April 24 … majoring in exercise physiology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

Kaylyn Christopher 5-5, Jr., Distance, Kingwood, W.Va. 2010-11 SEASON 2009-10 REVIEW RECORD BOOK WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

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All-American on the track and in the classroom … has grown to be one of WVU’s great distance runners … one of the first Mountaineer studentathletes to qualify for nationals in the mile in several years … looks to continue to be a leader of the team this season. At West Virginia in 2010: Earned two All-America honors at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships … first honor came by virtue of finishing as one of the top United States citizens in the mile … finished with a time of (4:46.76) … also named All-American as a member of the eighth-place DMR team (11:16.39) … posted a personal-best time of 4:25.7 in the 1,500-meter race to qualify for regionals at the Swarthmore last chance meet … helped 4x800 relay team to post a school record and fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships after crossing the line with a time of 8:47.95 …finished third at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships as a member of the DMR team …also finished third as a part of the 4x800 relay team … posted NCAA provisional time in the 3,000-meter race at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup after finishing in second (9:30.95) … finished sixth in the 800-meter invitational race at the Penn State National Invitational with a time of 2:10.07 … finished first in the 800-meter run at the WVU State Farm Games … helped the WVU DMR team to a second-place finish at the PSU Northeast Challenge (12:08.82) … posted a BIG EAST qualifying time at the Sun Angel Classic with a 16th-place finished in the 1,500-meter race (4:27.39) … took first place in the 3,000-meter run (9:51.85) at the James Madison Invitational. At West Virginia in 2009: Competed in on the DMR team that finished 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championships … member of the same DMR team (Christopher, Karly Hamric, Marie-Louise Asselin and Keri Bland) that broke school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 11:05.12 … posted a personal-best time of 3:47.51 in the 1,000-meter

run at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … took 10th in the mile (4:48.14) at the Alex Wilson Invitational … placed third (3:48.99) in the 1,000-meter race at the Penn State National Invitational … finished first in the 1,000-meter run (2:52.82) at the Penn State Open … redshirted the outdoor season. At West Virginia in 2008: Finished 27th overall in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:33.31 at the NCAA Outdoor Regionals … part of the DMR team with Katelyn Christopher, Karly Hamric and Keri Bland that set a then-outdoor school record with a time of 11:19.81 Penn Relays … ran the 1,500-meter in 4:27.38 to move into the top 10 BIG EAST times on April 19 at the WVU Invitational … time was an NCAA Regional qualifying mark … also ran 2:13.32 in 800-meter run … turned in a top performance in the 1,500-meter run to place third with a time of 4:34.88, just three seconds behind the race champion, at the Raleigh Relays. Prep: McCoy Award Winner senior year at Preston High as state’s top track and field performer … awarded Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year as a junior … member of state champion track squad as a sophomore and senior … state champion and record holder in the 1,600-meter run as a sophomore, junior and senior … won state championship and set record in 3,200-meter as a junior … named all-state and finished third in the 4x400 relay as a junior … state champ and record holder in the 800-meter run as a junior and senior … cross country state runner-up as a junior and senior … earned fifth place and named all-state cross country as a sophomore … took third place and earned all-state honors in the 800-meter run as a freshman and sophomore … member of record setting, state champion 4x800 relay team as a freshman, sophomore and senior … contributed on West Virginia runner-up 4x400 relay team as a sophomore. Personal: Daughter of William and Janet Christopher … one of five children … birthday is April 10 … majoring in journalism … CoSIDA/ ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.


5-5, r-Jr., Distance, Toronto, Ontario

At West Virginia in 2010: Runnerup in the 5,000-meter race at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (16:45.79) … finished in 13th place at regionals in the 5,000-meter run … competed in the 1,000-meter race at the Penn State National Invitational and finished in seventh place with a time of 3:00.01 … finished in 14th in the 1,000-meter run at the PSU Northeast Challenge …posted a personal-best time in the 5,000-meter race at the Stanford Invitational … finished fifth (16:24.40) …took second in the 1,500-meter run (4:33.54) at the James Madison Invitational.

At West Virginia in 2008: Took a redshirt for the indoor and outdoor seasons. Prep: Ran for coach Bill Stephens while attending Birchmount Park C.I. … finished eighth in the 3,000-meter run at 2005 Canadian Junior Nationals … ran to a seventh-place finish in the 3,000-meter run at 2006 Canadian Junior Nationals … won bronze in the 3,000-meter run at the 2005 OFSAA … took silver in the 3,000-meter run at the 2006 OFSAA. Personal: Daughter of David and Wilhelmina Harrison … has one brother and one sister … birthday is June 20 … majoring in exercise physiology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

Proven international talent who is looking to have a breakout track season … gifted runner who made the top seven of the cross country lineup as a freshman … won the Canadian World Cross Country Trials in the Fall of 2010.

COACHING STAFF

Kate Harrison

MOUNTAINEER TRACK & FIELD

HARRISON/KOPENHAVER

2010-11 SEASON

At West Virginia in 2009: Finished 18th (11:15.1) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … also finished third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Sea Ray Relays with a time of 10:50.30 … finished in third in the 1,000-meter with a time of 3:00.31 at the State Farm Games … took second in the 800-meter run (2:21.95) at the Bill Van Horne Invitational.

Lindsey Kopenhaver

At West Virginia in 2010: Finished 17th in the pole vault at the PSU Northeast Challenge … tied for seventh at the WVU Holiday Classic … placed fifth in the pole vault after clearing 2.90 meters at the Wheeling Jesuit Bill Van Horne Invitational … finished fifth at the James Madison Invitational (3.35 meters).

Prep: Attended Hanover Senior High … four-time varsity letter winner in track … two-time team captain … four-time district qualifier in 100-meter hurdles… three-time district qualifier and medalist in pole vault … twotime state-qualifier in pole vault … took fourth place at state meet … took seventh place at indoor state meet … named most valuable track and field athlete senior year … three-time varsity letterwinner in gymnastics … twotime varsity letterwinner in volleyball. Personal: Daughter of Michael and LouAnn Kopenhaver … birthday is Oct. 2 … majoring in sport and exercise psychology.

RECORD BOOK

Former gymnsast who has had success in pole vault … hopes to make immediate impact.

2009-10 REVIEW

5-4, Jr., Pole Vault, Hanover, Pa.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

At West Virginia in 2009: Saw limited action … finished in third place (3.20 meters) at the Bill Van Horne Invitational.

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LEWIS/MILLER MOUNTAINEER TRACK & FIELD

Ahna Lewis 5-5, Jr., Distance, Morgantown, W.Va. Brilliant hometown talent who excels on the track and in the classroom … making progress early in career … improved immensely during the cross country season.

COACHING STAFF

At West Virginia in 2010: Finished 26th (16:53.32) in the 5,000-meter run at regionals … qualified for the 5,000-meter race at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … finished with a time of 17:28.40 … posted a personal-best time in the 5,000-meter race at the Stanford Invitational, after placing 14th (16:29.94) … took third in the 3,000-meter run at the James Madison Invitational with a time of 10:10.28.

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

At West Virginia in 2009: Finished 16th (16:45.52) in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Regionals … place fifth (16:45.21) behind teammate Sarah-Anne Brault in the 5,000-meter run at the ECAC Outdoor Championships … also placed fifth in the 5,000-meter run at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a regional qualifying time of 16:37.23 … competed in the 5K for the first time at the Stanford Invitational … qualified for the BIG EAST Championships, ECAC Championships and NCAA Regional Championships with a time of 16:33.79, after finishing seventh in her heat.

At West Virginia in 2008: Earned qualifying times in the 3,000 meters for BIG EAST Championships and ECACs … ran a personal best at 9:58.01 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … redshirted the outdoor season … crossed the line in 20:20.38 to set an indoor school record as part of the 4x100 mile relay team that took first place at the Penn State Relays. Prep: Member of the 2004, 2005 and 2006 state champion Morgantown High cross country team … 2003 individual state runner-up in cross country … track team also finished second … co-captain of cross country and track teams … co-MVP of cross country team … 2004 state champion in the 1,600-meter run … finished first in her class out of 377 students … awarded the John Rockis Award that acknowledges the Morgantown High athlete with the highest cumulative GPA … awarded the Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award. Personal: Daughter of Charles and Virginia Lewis … has one sister … birthday is Oct. 5 … majoring in secondary education … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

2010-11 SEASON

Terina Miller 5-7, Jr., Throws, Short Creek, W.Va.

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In-state product competing in the heavy throwing events … received a redshirt in 2009 while serving for the Air National Guard in Saudi Arabia … looking to improve in the weight throw and hammer throw … BIG EAST qualifier. At West Virginia in 2010: Qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 20-pound weight throw … finished 13th after throwing 15.01 meters … placed 19th in the hammer throw at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships after throwing 45.41 meters … placed 16th at the Penn State National Invitational in the 20-pound weight throw (16.19 meters) … finished in third in the women’s 20-pound weight throw at the WVU State Farm Games (14.95 meters) … took 19th at the PSU Northeast Challenge in the shot put (10.35 meters) … also placed 13th in the 20-pound weight throw (14.06 meters) … placed eighth in the shot put (11.26 meters) and fifth in the weight throw (13.17 meters) at the WVU Classic … finished second (44.82 meters) in the hammer throw at the Wheeling Jesuit Bill Van Horne Invitational … placed third in the hammer throw (42.88 meters) at the James Madison Invitational … finished second (45.95 meters) in the hammer throw and seventh (11.47 meters) in the shot put at the Father Bede Hines Invite.

At West Virginia in 2009: Redshirted while serving overseas for the Air National Guard. At West Virginia in 2008: Took 20th in 20 pound throw (8.54 meters) at Penn State Relays … threw 9.98 meters to finish 13th at State Farm Games … placed 23rd with 36.64 meter hammer throw at Raleigh Relays. Prep: Attended Brooke High … three-time state qualifier and holds school record in shot put … wrestled one season, the first female in school history to do so … also played volleyball and basketball … was on the honor roll. Personal: Daughter of Patrick and Brenda Montgomery … birthday is Oct. 22 … majoring in criminology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.


5-3, Jr., High Jump, Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

At West Virginia in 2010: Qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the long jump … finished in sixth place (5.90 meters) … posted a fourth-place showing (5.89 meters) in the long jump at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … aided the 4x400 relay team to a first-place finish at the WVU State Farm Games (4:00.6) … finished fifth in the high jump at the WVU State Farm Games … also finished second in the long jump (5.68 meters) … placed fourth in the long jump (5.63 meters) at the PSU Northeast Challenge … took first and posted a BIG EAST indoor qualifying standard in the long jump at the WVU Holiday Classic (5.58 meters) … finished sixth in the long jump (5.62 meters) at the SykesSabock Challenge Cup … captured fourth (5.92 meters) at the Sea Ray Relays … placed second in the long jump (5.55 meters) at the James Madison Invitational.

At West Virginia in 2009: Placed 14th (5.45 meters) in the high jump at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships … finished second in the 400-meter dash (1:00.5) at the Robert Morris Bennie Benson Memorial Invitational … also placed second in the high jump (1.55 meter) and in the long jump (5.49 meters) … finished second at the State Farm Games (1.60 meters) … tied with teammate Natasha Redman for first at the WVU Invitational (1.60 meters) … finished in third at the Bill Van Horne Invitational (1.52 meters) … also competed in the long jump at the Bill Van Horne and placed first (5.44 meters). Prep: Attended Berkeley Springs High … won states in high jump and broke the state record … part of the 4x800 team that won states threeconsecutive years … has state title in 300-meter hurdles … won high point award junior and senior years. Personal: Daughter of Paul Mock and Darlene Sherrard … has three brothers and two sisters … majoring in elementary education … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

West Virginia native who holds many state records in her division … looks to be a premier long jumper in the conference … improved during the offseason.

COACHING STAFF

Meghan Mock

MOUNTAINEER TRACK & FIELD

MOCK/O’CONNELL

At West Virginia in 2009: Finished in 10th place in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:26.73 at the 2009 Canadian Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Toronto … placed fourth (4:25.86) in the 1,500-meter run at the ECAC Outdoor Championships … finished eighth (4:27.20) in the 1,500-meter run at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships …came in 14th in the 3,000-meter run at the Penn Relays (9:55.63).

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Prep: Ran for Mike Van Tighem at Western Canada High … 2006 Athletics Alberta Juvenile Athlete of the Year award … was a finalist for same award in 2007 … cross country athlete of the year as a sophomore and senior … track athlete of the year as a junior and senior … five-time high school provincial champion in track … owns three provincial records and two provincial high school records … placed ninth at the NACAC cross country championships … also third in 3,000-meter run and fourth in 1,500-meter run at the Pan-Am Junior Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil … recipient of the Melissa Bone scholarship. Personal: Daughter of Steve and Annette O’Connell … one of two children … birthday is Feb. 10 … also an Irish step dancer for 10 years … majoring in exercise physiology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

2009-10 REVIEW

At West Virginia in 2010: Was named an All-American at the NCAA Indoor Championships as a member of the DMR team that finished in eight place (11:16.39) …also finished 11th in the 3,000-meter run (9:18.78) … qualified and competed in the 1,500-meter race at Regionals but was tripped on the last leg … still managed to finish in 10th place in the semifinals (4:30.05) … aided the DMR and 4x800 relay teams to third-place finishes at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … helped 4x800 relay team to post a school record and fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships after crossing the line with a time of 8:47.95 … posted a personal-best performance with a time of 4:19.00 in the 1,500-meter run at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet …finished second in the 800-meter run at the Penn State National Invitational with a time of 2:10.53 … took second in the 1,000-meter run at the PSU Northeast Challenge with meetrecord time of 2:47.59 … finished with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 4:22.29 with an eighth-place showing in the 1,500-meter race at the Sun Angel Classic … placed second in the 800-meter run (2:18.28) at the James Madison Invitational.

At the University of Calgary: Rookie of the year for track and cross country … two-time all-Canadian (1,500-meter and 4x800-meter) … team placed second at the CIS Cross Country Championship … ran impressive time (4:19.42) to take second in the 1,500-meter run at the Victoria International Track Classic … qualified for World Junior Cross Country Championship … 1,500-meter qualifier for the 2008 World Junior Championships in Poland.

RECORD BOOK

Canadian who has all the makings of a star … proven runner with national and international experience … has performed well at various prestigious meets as a part of three national teams.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

5-2, Jr., Mid-Distance, Calgary Alberta

2010-11 SEASON

Jessica O’Connell

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SIROCKMAN/WOLFORD/ADAMS MOUNTAINEER TRACK & FIELD

Jennifer Sirockman 5-1, r-Jr., Distance, Morgantown, W.Va.

COACHING STAFF

State native who is new to the sport … has lacrosse background … strong middle distance runner who will look to improve this season … has exceptional range in the sport … may try sprinting events this season … gained valuable experience while redshirting. At West Virginia in 2010: Finished in seventh place in the mile at the WVU State Farm Games … placed 18th in the 600-meter run at the PSU Northeast Challenge … finished second in the mile at the WVU Holiday Classic (5:30.03) … took seventh place in the 1,500-meter run (4:51.63) at the James Madison Invitational.

At West Virginia in 2009: Redshirted. Prep: Ran two years for coach Ed Frohnapfel at University High, the 2007 state cross country champions … ran to a 24th-place finish at 2007 state meet … on third place state cross country team in 2006 as a junior … placed 26th at that meet … played lacrosse as a freshman and sophomore. Personal: Daughter of Mike and Jacquie Sirockman … one of two children … birthday is Oct. 4 … majoring in pre-biology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

Brittany Wolford 5-7, Jr., Throws, Capon Bridge, W.Va.

2010-11 SEASON

Did not join the Mountaineers till midway through the 2009 season … adds depth to the team …working on developing into an all-around athlete … can contribute to the relay teams.

2009-10 REVIEW

At West Virginia in 2010: Aided the WVU 4x400-meter relay team to a first-place finish at the WVU State Farm Games (4:00.6) … helped the WVU DMR team to a second-place finish at the PSU Northeast Challenge (12:08.82) … aided the 4x400-meter relay team to a fourth-place showing at the James Madison Invitational … finished third in the 400-meter dash at the Father Bede Hines Invite.

At West Virginia in 2009: Joined the team mid-season … finished fifth in the high jump (1.52 meters) at the Bill Van Horne Invitational. Prep: Competed at Hampshire High … was all-state in high jump sophomore through senior years … all-state in long jump sophomore season … finished seventh at the state track meet in the shuttle hurdles … was also named team MVP. Personal: Daughter of Anthony and Cynthia Wolford … is an only child … birthday is Dec. 12 … majoring in exercise physiology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

Heather Adams 5-10, So., Throws, Reedsville, Pa. RECORD BOOK WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

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Powerful thrower with potential to make an impact this season … improved significantly last year … adds depth to the Mountaineers’ all-around scores. At West Virginia in 2010: Finished fifth in the 20-pound weight throw at the WVU State Farm Games … placed 15th in the weight throw at the PSU Northeast Challenge (11.17 meters) … took 11th in the shot put (10.37 meters) and 15th in the weight throw (9.39 meters) at the WVU Holiday Classic … finished fifth (39.93 meters) in the hammer throw at the Wheeling Jesuit Bill Van Horne Invitational … placed fifth (37.13 meters) in the discus at the James Madison Invitational … also finished sixth in the hammer throw (39.78 meters).

Prep: Two-time district six champion and four-time Mountain League all-star from Indian Valley High … medaled eighth in the PIAA State Track meet … competed at National AAU track meet … ran at regionals for the USA Track Junior Olympics … also was a two-time Mountain League All-Star in volleyball and captain for two seasons. Personal: Daughter of Scott Adams and Penny Sesinger … has one brother … birthday is Dec. 13 … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star … majoring in pre-pharmacy.


Stephanie Aldea 5-8, So, Distance, Windsor, Ontario

Prep: Ran for Scott Moncur at St. Anne High … OFSAA biome medalist during senior season in the 1500 meter and 3000 meter … WECSSAA 3,000-meter

record holder, breaking a 26-year record. Personal: Daughter of Terry and Jasna Aldea … has one sister … birthday is Feb. 1 … plans to major in economics … career goal is to be a professional athlete.

COACHING STAFF

In her first season at WVU as a junior after transferring from the University of Houston.

MOUNTAINEER TRACK & FIELD

ALDEA/CUMMINGS/GAITHER

At West Virginia in 2010: Finished third as a member of the 4x800 relay team at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … also finished 11th in the high jump … qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the high jump in first collegiate meet … tied for seventh at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the high jump (1.70 meters) … finished first at the WVU Holiday Classic (1.71 meters) … placed fourth in the high jump (1.70 meters) at the Penn State National Invitational … finished fourth in the high jump at the WVU State Farm Games (1.63 meters) … took seventh place at the PSU Northeast Challenge

(1.65-meters) … tied for fifth (1.70 meters) at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup … finished seventh (1.65 meters) at the Sea Ray Relays … finished first in the high jump (1.70 meters) at the James Madison Invitational. Prep: Two-time AAU high jump national champion … competed for coach Larry Jones at Sissonville High … was a four-year letterman … also ran for the Capital City Striders track club for five years … was a captain on the volleyball team. Personal: Daughter of George and Lisa Cummings … has one brother … birthday is Sept. 8 … majoring in pre-nursing.

2009-10 REVIEW

Talented jumper with limitless potential … conference qualifier who returns after a great rookie season … looks to compete at a high level.

2010-11 SEASON

5-8, So., Jumps, Charleston, W.Va.

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

Sydney Cummings

Arielle Gaither 5-3, So., Sprints/Hurdles, Baltimore, Md.

2010-11 WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY TRACK & FIELD

Prep: Three-year captain from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute … twotime city and regional champion in the 300-meter hurdles … finished in second-place in the 300-meter hurdles at the 2009 AA Maryland State Championships … named all-city for the 2008 outdoor season … also ran for the Baltimore City Track and Field Club … earned a bronze medal at the 2008 AAU Junior Olympics as a member of the 4x800 team and a silver medal in 2009 … anchored 2009 Nike Outdoor National Champion Emerging Elite 4x400 relay team and helped 4x200 team to a fourth-place finish. Personal: Daughter of George Gaither and Angela Owens … has one brother and a sister … birthday is Jan. 16 … majoring in mechanical engineering … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

RECORD BOOK

At West Virginia in 2010: Finished 20th at the Penn State National Invitational in the 500-meter run (1:18.40) … captured first place at the WVU State Farms Games in the 500-meter run (1:20.88) … placed 20th in the 500-meter run at the PSU Northeast Challenge … took first place in the 500-meter run (1:21.63) and helped the 4x400-meter relay team to a first-place showing (3:56.40) at the WVU Holiday Classic … finished third in the 400-meter hurdles at the James Madison Invitational … also aided the 4x400-meter relay team to a fourth-place showing … placed second (59.94) in the 400-meter dash

at the Father Bede Hines Invite.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

Highly decorated athlete who competed well in 2009-10 season ... has extensive club experience … has an opportunity to make a huge impact on the future of WVU track.

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Jordan Hamric 5-4, So., Distance, Bruceton Mills, W.Va. A distance runner who will look to make more of an impact this season … could be used on the DMR squad.

COACHING STAFF

At West Virginia in 2010: Saw limited action … finished 17th in the 3,000-meter run at the PSU Northeast Challenge (10:49.07). At West Virginia in 2009: Ran unattached at the Robert Morris Bennie Benson Memorial and placed second (4:48.10) in the 1,500-meter run … also ran unattached at the State Farm Games and placed fourth (3:05.87) … ran unattached at the Bill Van Horne Invitational and finished 11th in the 800 meters (2:28.13).

Prep: Ran cross country and track for coach Paul Martin at Preston High … was the state champion of the 3,200-meter race as a junior … second in 3,200-meter race as a senior … member of record-setting 4x800-meter state champion relay in 2005 and 2007… third in the 1,600-meter run and 4x400-meter relay as a sophomore … third in 1,600-meter race as a junior … all-state and finished ninth at cross country state meet. Personal: Daughter of Ron and Michelle Hamric … is the younger sister of All-America distance runner Karly Hamric … birthday is Oct. 4 … majoring in exercise physiology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

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Aubrey Moskal 5-4, r-So., Distance, Morgantown, W.Va. Hometown runner who has national experience … strong runner who has relay background … brings leadership after captaining a state title team in high school.

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At West Virginia in 2010: BIG EAST qualifier in the mile … finished 20th with a time if 5:05.71 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … finished sixth (5:05.95) in the mile at the Penn State National Invitational … captured second in the mile at the WVU State Farm Games (5:12.94) … placed 13th in the 1,000-meter run at the PSU Northeast Challenge … finished eighth in the 3,000-meter run at the James Madison Invitational … took first-place in the 1,500-meter run (4:48.19) at the Father Bede Hines Invite. At West Virginia in 2009: Saw limited action … ran unattached at the Robert Morris Bennie Benson Memorial Invitational and finished fourth

(4:49.27) in the 1,500-meter race … also ran unattached at the Bill Van Horne Invitational, where she finished eighth (2:27.26) in the 800-meter run. At West Virginia in 2008: Redshirted … finished 33rd (23:10) in the junior women’s 6K at the United States World Cross Country Trials. Prep: A top-15 finisher at the state cross country meet for three years at Morgantown High … all-state in cross country as a freshman … captain of state runner-up cross country team as a senior … also captained the track team as a senior … part of state 4x400 and 4x800 relay teams … all-state in the 800-meter event and 4x800 as a senior … participated in the WV Flyers track club. Personal: Daughter of Pam Moskal … sister Lauren also is a member of the WVU track and cross country teams … birthday is Feb. 20 … majoring in elementary education … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

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to a fourth-place showing.

All-around athlete wholooks to develop into a great asset to the team ... could fill in with relays during this season.

Prep: Ran track for coach Mike Ryan at Morgantown High … finished sixth in the 4x800 at the 2008 state track meet … also a four-year letterwinner and all-conference soccer player.

At West Virginia in 2010: Finished seventh in the 500-meter run at the WVU State Farm Games … took third in the mile at the WVU Holiday Classic (5:56.17) … placed 11th in the 400-meter dash at the James Madison Invitational … also aided the 4x400-meter relay team

Personal: Daughter of Pam Moskal … sister Aubrey also is a member of the WVU track and cross country teams … birthday is Feb. 20 ... majoring in sport psychology … an Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

At West Virginia in 2009: Saw limited action …ran unattached at the Bill Van Horne Invitational and finished 10th (1:04.43) in the 400-meter dash.


5-1, So., Distance, Morgantown, W.Va.

At West Virginia in 2010: Qualified to compete in the mile at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships …finished 23rd with a time of 5:14.08 …finished ninth in the mile (5:06.90) at the Penn State National Invitational … came in third in the mile at the WVU State Farm Games … competed and finished 12th in the 3,000-meter run at the PSU Northeast Challenge. At West Virginia in 2009: Redshirted … finished 32nd (23:08) in the junior women’s 6K at the United States World Cross Country Trials in February.

Prep: Coached by Ed Frohnapfel at University High … was the NCAC 1,600-meter champion and took third at 2008 state track meet in that event … sixth in state in the 3,200-meter race in 2008 … was fourth at 2007 state meet in 3,200-meter race and as a member of the 4x800 relay team … helped cross country team win 2007 NCAC, regional and state titles … took third individually at the 2007 state cross country meet … all-conference in track and cross country … also played soccer for three years at UHS. Personal: Daughter of Robert and Darlene Portner … grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo., before moving to Morgantown … one of two children … birthday is May 14 … majoring in exercise physiology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll member … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

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Motivated hometown product who has strong middle and long-distance strength … will look to make an impact this season … has great potential.

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Alanna Pritts In-state talent who also excels in the classroom ... adds depth to a list of powerful throwers.

Personal: Daughter of Alan and Debbie Pritts … has one sister … birthday is June 22 … majoring in pre-veterinary studies … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

At West Virginia in 2010: Took a redshirt.

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5-5, r-So., Throws, Weirton, W.Va.

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Prep: Valedictorian of graduating class at Weir High … finished in third at the West Virginia State track meet.

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At West Virginia in 2010: Finished ninth in the women’s 20-pound weight throw at the WVU State Farm Games (11.18 meters) … placed 16th in the weight throw at the PSU Northeast Challenge (11.15 meters) … took 12th in the weight throw at the WVU Classic (13.17 meters) … finished12th (33.84) in the hammer throw at the Wheeling Jesuit Bill Van Horne Invitational … tied for fifth in discus (37.13 meters) at the James Madison Invitational … also finished 10th in the hammer throw.

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Prep: Two-time West Virginia state discus champion from Oak Hill High … team was 2009 Class AA state champions. Personal: Daughter of Edward and Sherry Thomas … has two siblings …birthday is Jan. 15 … majoring in exercise physiology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

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Experienced athlete from the state … adds depth to the throwers … looks to have a big season.

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Chenè Townsend 5-10, So., Sprints/Hurdles, St. Catherine, Jamaica

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Gifted recruit with excellent ability … joined the Mountaineers mid-season last year … is a BIG EAST qualifier … has significantly improved in the offseason … looks to be a major force in sprint and hurdle events.

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At West Virginia in 2010: BIG EAST qualifier … finished 15th in the 60-meter hurdles (8.96) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … placed 27th in the preliminaries of 60-meter hurdles at the Penn State National Invitational … competed in the 60-meter hurdles at the PSU Northeast Challenge. Prep: Captain of track team at Alpha Academy. Personal: Daughter of Norman and Barbara Townsend … birthday is Dec. 12 … enrolled in general studies

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5-3, r-Fr., Distance, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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Earned All-America honors in her first season with the WVU cross country team … redshirt in 200-10 track season to train … will be one of the Mountaineers top distance runners in the future.

Prep: Captain of the cross country team at Cuyahoga Falls Christian Academy … 2008 state champion in the 1,600, 3,200 … cross country team also won the 2008 state championship … Dapper Dan Club of Akron honoree.

Personal: Daughter of Jim and Diane Gillespie …has one brother and a sister … birthday is June 28 … majoring in exercise physiology.


Alex Klauke 5-2, r-Fr., Mid-Distance, Morgantown, W.Va. Talented distance runner who is working on becoming a top athlete for the program.

Personal: Daughter of Tim and Jamie Klauke … has one brother and one sister … birthday is Aug. 29. … major is sport and exercise psychology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

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Prep: Competed in the 800-meter event in high school … also was a talented swimmer.

Sarah Martinelli 5-2, r-Fr., Distance, Morgantown, W.Va. Personal: Daughter of David and Paula Martinelli ... has one brother and two sisters … birthday is Sept. 25 … majoring in pre-biology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

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Gifted runner who adds to the list of local talent ... will continue to improve this season … has potential to be a great runner at WVU … sister, Lydia, is also a runner on the Mountaineer squad.

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At West Virginia in 2010: Took a redshirt.

At West Virginia in 2010: Took a redshirt.

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Prep: 2008 cross country captain for coach Ed Frohnapel at University High … helped team to two-straight state titles ... placed 10th individually at the state championship in 2008 … was named first team all-conference in 2007-08.

Allison Pettit Another talented local runner ... excels in the classroom as well ... will continue to improve this season.

Personal: Daughter of John and Denise Pettit ... father competed for WVU swim team … has one sister ... birthday is Nov. 20 ... majoring in exercise physiology … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

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5-6, r-Fr., Distance, Morgantown, W.Va.

Prep: MVP of Morgantown High cross country and track teams ... ran under coach John Patti and coach Mike Ryan … awarded the Arthur Clyde Award ... also a National Honors Society member and officer.

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5-4, Fr., Sprints Bohemia, N.Y.

Shakiya Cosby 5-11, Fr., Sprints Oak Hill, W.Va.

Josie Crouch 5-10, Fr., Distance Hurricane, W.Va.

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Gabrielle Harrington Alison Kimble 5-2, Fr., Distance Morgantown, W.Va.

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Lydia Martinelli Kristen McWhorter 5-2, Fr., Distance Morgantown, W.Va.

5-4, Fr., Sprints Horner, W.Va.

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5-3, Fr., Pole Vault Erie, Pa.

5-6, Jr., Distance Morgantown, W.Va.

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In 2009-10, the West Virginia University track and field team made strides toward becoming one of the top programs in the country. Listed at No. 5 on the Terry Crawford Program of the Year Award list, given to the top programs in terms of finishes in track and field, cross country and academics, the Mountaineers were on fire. Eight All-Americans, a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships, 16th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, fourth-place showings at the BIG EAST Indoor and Outdoor Championships and five conference champions were just a few of the notable achievements by this program. The Terry Crawford is an amazing award because it finds out who are the best all-around teams,” coach Sean Cleary says. “Going into the finals of the outdoor NCAA Championships we were actually in fourth, so three teams in the country were ahead of us. For us to go in after nine- or 10- straight months and to end the season in fifth place is amazing. It is a tribute to the staff and to all of our great athletes.” With that accomplishment in mind, the West Virginia is looking even better for the 2010-11 campaign, and with six of eight AllAmericans returning, the Mountaineers are preparing for what could be the best season in the program’s history. Cleary returns for his fourth season as coach of the Mountaineers and is looking for his team to reach its high expectations this year. “When people think of WVU, especially over the last few years, they think of us as a distance program,” Cleary admits. “This year, we are stronger in the distance events, but with that said when we go to the BIG EAST indoor and outdoor meets, we have a

nice 4x100 and 4x400 teams, we have a tremendous athlete in Chelsea Carrier, we have a national high jumper in Katelyn Williams and we have Meghan Mock who is looking to be one of the premier long jumpers in the conference. “We are going to have a really nice season during indoors, and outdoors, if the stars align, we have the type of team that can be in the BIG EAST fight.” Carrier returns this season as one of WVU’s best multi-event studentathletes in school history. Carrier earned her first All-America honors last season as she finished fourth in the pentathlon and sixth in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Last season, she was named the Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year after earning two BIG EAST Champion honors and breaking the school record in the pentathlon at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge on Feb. 5. The Buckhannon, W.Va., native won the event with 4,136 points to break the school record previously set by All-American Pat Itanyi in 1997 (4,111). “We get Carrier back this season,” Cleary says. “Last year, she sprung forward at Nationals. She was the last girl to qualify for the hurdles and she went out and ran one of the best races of her life to be an AllAmerican. She will help us tremendously this season.” Marie-Louise Asselin and Keri Bland return as powerhouse distance runners this season, and with 15 All-America honors between the two, look to achieve even more this season. Also on the list of returning All-Americans are seniors Kaylyn Christopher, Jessica O’Connell and April Rotilio. Christopher and O’Connell return as mid- and long-distance runners that are BIG EAST, regional and national qualifiers, while Rotilio returns to aid the distance medley relay team, as well as compete in the 400-meter dash.

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Dec. 4...................WVU HOLIDAY CLASSIC....................... Morgantown, W.Va.

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Jan. 8....................PSU Relays................................................State College, Pa. Jan. 15..................Doug Raymond Invitational....................................Kent, Ohio Jan. 22..................WVU STATE FARM GAMES................... Morgantown, W.Va. Feb. 4-5................GaREAT Collegiate Invitational........................ Geneva, Ohio Feb. 12.................BLUE/GOLD Meet................................... Morgantown, W.Va. Feb. 19-20............BIG EAST Indoor Championships........................Akron, Ohio March 4-5.............Columbia Last Chance Meet...........................New York, N.Y.

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Jan. 28-29............PSU National Invitational ..........................State College, Pa.

March 11-12..........NCAA Indoor Championships.............College Station, Texas OUTDOOR Opponent

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March 18-19.........Wake Forest Open................................ Winston-Salem, N.C. March 25-26.........Stanford Invitational....................................... Palo Alto, Calif. April 1-2................Raleigh Relays.................................................. Raleigh, N.C.

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April 6-7 ...............Texas Relays..................................................... Austin, Texas April 16.................UNC Fast Times........................................... Chapel Hill, N.C. April 16.................Bennie Benson Invitational . .................. Moon Township, Pa. April 23-24............Jesse Owens Invitational .............................Columbus, Ohio April 28-29............Penn Relays.................................................Philadelphia, Pa. May 6-8................BIG EAST Championships................................Villanova, Pa. May 13..................Gator Invitational.............................................. Meadville, Pa. May 16..................Swarthmore Last Chance.............................Swarthmore, Pa. May 26-28............NCAA Regionals.........................................Bloomington, Ind. June 8-11..............NCAA Championships................................ Des Moines, Iowa

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“Statistically speaking, every one who scored for us at the indoor meet last season is back. Outdoor we miss, Clara Grandt and Karly Hamric and you can’t replace them, but we do have tremendous depth improving,” Cleary admits. “Kate Harrison won the Canadian Championships by 22 seconds. She is going to be someone who has never really helped us at the indoor meet, but she will be there now emerging as one of the next national class distance runners. “Christopher is an All-American in the mile which is a tremendous feat and she still has two years, while Jessica O’Connell ran excellent at the end of the year and returns as well. Also, Marie-Louise Asselin and Keri Bland both back, which is awesome for our team.” In field events, WVU has vital experience in Terina Miller who qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the hammer throw last season, and Sydney Cummings and Katelyn Williams who look to lead in jumps. “We lost Alex Acker, who was one of the premier pole vaulters in the conference, some one has to step up in that group,” Cleary says. “I think it is going to come down to the student-athletes in the jumps. Cummings is ready to jump up with the best this year, and we are going to need her to do that. “There are a couple of throwers that can help ups as well. Terina Miller and Heather Adams had a tremendous fall. There could be three or four in that group that will help us at the BIG EAST level. They have worked as hard as anyone on this team in the past five months. It all adds up to chemistry and everyone contributing.” The Mountaineers are set to begin the indoor season today as they play host to the annual WVU Holiday Classic at the Shell Building. From there, WVU will compete in meets at Penn State, as well as in Geneva and

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Kent, Ohio, before the BIG EAST Championships on Feb. 19-20, in Akron, Ohio, and the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas, on March 11-12. The outdoor season will start on March 19 with the Wake Forest Open followed by the Stanford Invitational on March 25-26 and the Raleigh Relays on April 1-2. With a fully-loaded roster in the outdoor season, WVU travels to the BIG EAST Championships on May 6-8 atVillanova. NCAA Regionals will be on May 26-28 in Bloomington, Ind., while the season wraps up in Des Moines, Iowa, on June 8-11, at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. With a veteran coaching staff and an experienced group of runners and field athletes, look for the WVU track and field team to make history this season.

2010-11 QUICK FACTS Location:.............................................................. Morgantown, W.Va. Founded:.....................................................................................1867 Enrollment:...............................................................................29,306 Nickname:.....................................................................Mountaineers Colors:...............................Old Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295) Conference:.................................................... BIG EAST Conference President:....................................................... Dr. James P. Clements Athletic Director:................................................................Oliver Luck Head Coach:......................Sean Cleary (fourth season/19th overall) Assistant Coach:.....................................Jenn Davis (fourth season) Assistant Coach:............................... Shelly Gallimore (third season) Phone:........................................................ (304) 293-2300 ext. 5576 Fax:............................................................................(304) 293-2825 Sports Psychologist:.........................................................Dr. Ed Etzel Deputy Director of Athletics:..........................................Mike Parsons Assistant Athletic Director/Communications:............. Michael Fragale Director of New Media:...................................................John Antonik Sports Information Director:.......................................Bryan Messerly Sports Publications Director:...............................................Joe Swan Associate Sports Information Director:..............................Katie Kane Assistant Sports Information Director:................Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Publications Director:...................... Tim Goodenow Track and Field SID:...................................................Kelly Tuckwiller Tuckwiller Phone Number:.........................................(304) 293-2821 Tuckwiller Fax Number:..............................................(304) 293-4105 Tuckwiller’s Email Address: Kelly.Tuckwiller@mail.wvu.edu Mailing Address.............................................West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Athletic Web site:................................................ MSNsportsNET.com Conference Web site:...................................................BIGEAST.com

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The West Virginia University track and field team started the 2009-10 season as any team normally does. A little rust on the top that fades away as the season goes on, but as the 2010 season progressed, the Mountaineers found themselves surpassing all expectations and making strides to becoming one of the nation’s top programs. At the year’s end WVU was ranked No. 5 on the Terry Crawford Program of the Year Award List, recognizing the nation’s top programs based on finishes in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. On its way to earning the honor, WVU finished in sixth place at the NCAA Cross Country Championships marking the third straight year it had finished in the Top 10, while coach Sean Cleary then led the indoor and outdoor track teams to their best collective finish in school history, finishing 10th and 16th respectively, at the national meets. The journey started with the WVU Holiday Classic, where six Mountaineer student-athletes posted BIG EAST qualifying performances, including Meghan Mock (long jump), Marie-Louise Asselin (800 meter), April Rotilio (200 meter), Natasha Redman (high jump), Chelsea Carrier (200 meter) and Sydney Cummings (high jump). As the season progressed, the Mountaineers continued to improve as several individuals stepped up. One of those stars was junior Chelsea Carrier. A native of Buckhannon, W.Va., Carrier broke the school record in the pentathlon at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge hosted by Penn State, as she posted 4,136 points to break the record previously set by Pat Itanyi in 1997 (4,111). Carrier finished first in the 60-meter hurdles (8.45), the high jump (1.71 meters), the long jump (5.92 meters), the shot put (10.99 meters) and the 800-meter run (2:20.09) on her way to first place. The Mountaineers then traveled to New York City for the BIG EAST Championships, where they finished in fourth with 76.50 points

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behind Villanova (115), Louisville (107) and Connecticut (84) for the best finish in school history during the indoor season. Carrier led the team with conference titles in the pentathlon and the 60-meter hurdles, while senior Marie-Louise Asselin took first in the 5,000-meter race and the 4x800 team of, Asselin, Kaylyn Christopher, Jessica O’Connell and Keri Bland, broke the school record after finishing in third (8:44.98). To conclude the indoor season, West Virginia traveled to Fayetteville, Ark., for the NCAA Championships, where it earned the highest April Rotilio

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NCAA OUTDOOR QUALIFIERS

Chelsea Carrier – Pentathlon and

Marie-Louise Asselin - 5,000-meter Keri Bland – 1,500-meter Clara Grandt - 10,000-meter Karly Hamric – 1,500-meter Kaylyn Christopher – 1,500-meter Jessica O’Connell l – 1,500-meter Kate Harrison- 5,000-meter Ahna Lewis- 5,000-meter Katelyn Williams – high jump Sarah-Anne Brault - 5,000-meter

60-metet hurdles Marie-Louise Asselin – 5,000-meter Clara Grandt – 5,000-meter Keri Bland – DMR and mile Kaylyn Christopher – DMR and mile Jessica O’Connell – DMR and 3,000-meter race April Rotilio – DMR

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of being one of the top eight U.S. citizens in the race. The Mountaineers capped off the event with one of the most impressive finishes in the distance medley relay. The team of Bland, Christopher, O’Connell and April Rotilio raced to an eighth-place showing with a time of 11:16.39, to be named All-Americans. “Track and field, like all sports, is about rolling at the right time,” coach Sean Cleary said at the completion of the NCAA Indoor Championships. “2010 brought with it a 10th-place national finish and 10 All-America awards. It was the greatest moment collectively in WVU track and field history. “To have our cross country team finish sixth in nationals and to see this group emulate a top 10 finish themselves is historic. The efforts of this very special group of student-athletes, our coaching staff, combined with the fan support that we have developed over the years, surely made this a very special moment.” The outdoor season followed much of the same pattern, as the Mountaineers broke records on their way to another fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships. Grandt broke a stadium record and captured the conference title in the 10,000-meter race with a time of 33.31.80, while Asselin took first in the 5,000-meter run (16:31.04) and Karly Hamric placed first in the 1,500-meter event.

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ranking of any BIG EAST team as it scored 18 points for 10th place. Oregon finished in the top spot with 61 points, while Tennessee finished second (36), LSU in third (35), Florida in fourth (33) and Texas A&M in fifth (31). Carrier earned her first ever All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the pentathlon with 4,133 total points. She finished first in the 60-meter hurdles (8.29), fifth in the 800-meter run (2:19.49), tied for fifth in the high jump (1.71 meters) and placed 16th in the shot put (10.40 meters). Later in the day, she returned to earn her second All-America honor in the 60-meter hurdles with a sixthplace showing in the finals, as she crossed the line in 8.29. She was also awarded with Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year Honors for her efforts during the indoor season. “Chelsea Carrier is one of the greatest athletes to ever wear the Gold and Blue,” coach Cleary said. “I have been involved with WVU athletics since 1991 and I have not been in contact with an athlete that has a greater level of mental toughness. Day-in and day-out Chelsea has demonstrated that she can bring her very best each and every time that she performs. BIG EAST champion, Eastern champion and multiple times a national qualifier – and now an All-American.” Bland and Christopher also made history as Bland became the first student-athlete to qualify for the mile since 1999 when Kate Vermeulen won the national title. The Fairview, W.Va., native finished in third with a time of 4:41.87, while Christopher finished 12th with a time of 4:46.76. Both received All-America honors. Asselin then broke her own school record in the 5,000-meter race to earn All-America honors with a second-place finish (15:50.53), while senior Clara Grandt finished 11th (16:14.09) to earn All-America honors by virtue

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West Virginia entered the 2010 Outdoor Regional Championships, which serves as the preliminary round of the NCAA Championships, with 10 student-athletes qualified including Asselin, Bland, Grandt, Hamric, Christopher, O’Connell, Kate Harrison, Ahna Lewis, Katelyn Williams and Sarah-Anne Brault. In day one of competition, Grandt continued her success and qualified for nationals with a first-place showing in the 10,000-meter race. Despite inclement weather, the West Union, W.Va., native finished with a time of 34:29.86 to win the event. Also qualifying for nationals were Williams (high jump) who was the first jumper to qualify since 1990, Bland (1,500 meters), Hamric (1,500 meters) and Asselin (5,000 meters). Grandt was the first to compete, earning her third All-America mention of the season, with a fourth-place showing (33:23.22) in the 10,000-meter race. Asselin quickly followed, earning the seventh All-America honor of her career, after finishing as the runner-up in the 5,000-meter race, while Bland and Hamric earned the honors in the 1,500-meter race. At the season’s end, Asselin, Bland and Grandt owned a combined 10 All-American honors between the three of them, and became the only female runners in school history to earn the mention in all three seasons (cross country, indoor track and outdoor track), proving the growth of the program and strength of these individuals. Eight All-Americans, two top 20 finishes on the national scale, two fourth-place finishes at the BIG EAST Championships, several BIG EAST and regional champions – those are the accolades that prove that the WVU track and field team was on top of its game as it surpassed all expectations in 2010. Now, with the majority of those student-athletes returning in 2011, look for the Mountaineers to make even bigger strides and they continue their journey to becoming one of the best programs in the country.

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Event Holder Record Year 55 meters................. Tammy Henderson................................ 6.82 FAT............1985 60 meters................. Stacian Brown....................................... 7.34 FAT............1999 55m Hurdles............. Pat Itanyi............................................... 7.67 FAT............1996 60m Hurdles............. Stacian Brown....................................... 8.22 FAT............1999 200 meters............... Stacian Brown....................................... 23.67 FAT..........1999 200m Hurdles........... Jeanna Johnson................................... 27.40 FAT..........1997 300 meters............... Tammy Henderson................................ 39.45 FAT..........1984 400 meters............... April Rotilio............................................ 54.29 FAT..........2009 500 meters............... Connie Ellerbe...................................... 1:12.84 FAT.......1990 600 meters............... Kelly Austin........................................... 1:35.05 FAT.......1985 800 meters............... Kate Vermeulen.................................... 2:06.42 FAT.......1999 1,000 meters............ Kate Vermeulen.................................... 2:43.02 FAT.......1999 Mile........................... Keri Bland............................................. 4:34.78 FAT.......2009 3,000 meters............ Megan Metcalfe.................................... 8:58.17 FAT.......2005 5,000 meters............ Marie-Louise Asselin............................. 15:50.53 FAT.....2010 4x200 Relay............. Marlene Dawkins, Pat Itanyi, Martina Miller, Jeanna Johnson................................... 1:38.80 FAT.......1996 4x400 Relay............. Maxine Dawkins, Jeanna Johnson, Martina Miller, Tameca Williams................................... 3:42.84 FAT.......1998 4x800 Relay............. Keri Bland, Kaylyn Christopher, Marie-Louise Asselin, Jessica O’Connell ................................ 8:44.98 FAT.......2010 DMR......................... Kaylyn Christopher, Karly Hamric, Marie-Louise Asselin, Keri Bland............................................. 11:05.12 FAT......2009 Long Jump................ Pat Itanyi............................................... 6.48m.................1996 High Jump................ Sharon Pfister....................................... 1.78m.................1985 Triple Jump............... Christine Brown.................................... 13.00m...............2003 Pole Vault................. Erin Nett................................................ 4.07m.................2002 Shot Put.................... Jodi Smith............................................. 14.80m...............1984 Pentathlon................ Chelsea Carrier..................................... 4,136 points......2010 FAT - fully automatic time

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Event Holder Record Year 100 meters............... Stacian Brown....................................... 11.36 FAT...........1999 200 meters............... Maxine Dawkins.................................... 23.36 FAT..........1996 400 meters............... Tameca Williams................................... 52.92 FAT..........1999 800 meters............... Jennifer Kemp....................................... 2:05.09 FAT.......2002 1,500 meters............ Megan Metcalfe.................................... 4:12.00 FAT.......2003 3,000 meters............ Megan Metcalfe.................................... 9:04.02 FAT.......2004 Steeplechase............ Susan Davis.......................................... 10:25.93 FAT.....2005 5,000 meters............ Megan Metcalfe.................................... 15:47.64 FAT.....2005 10,000 meters.......... Clara Grandt......................................... 33:45.16 FAT.....2009 100 Hurdles.............. Pat Itanyi............................................... 13.20 FAT..........1996 400 Hurdles.............. Connie Ellerbe...................................... 55.87 FAT..........1992 4x100 Relay............. Keisha Miller, Tameca Williams, Zane Francis, Stacian Brown....................................... 44.28 FAT..........1999 4x200 Relay............. Amanda Valentine, Maxine Dawkins, Jeanna Johnson, Marlene Dawkins.................................. 1:34.55 FAT.......1996 4x400 Relay............. Maxine Dawkins, Jeanna Johnson, Martina Miller,

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Tameca Williams................................... 3:36.58 FAT.......1998 4x800 Relay............. Karly Hamric, Keri Bland, Jessica O’Connell, Kaylyn Christopher............................... 8:47.95 FAT.......2010 SMR.......................... Stacian Brown, Tameca Williams, Amanda Valentine,............. Rebecca Stallwood............................... 3:54.62 FAT.......2000 DMR......................... Keri Bland, Abbie Stechschulte, Raeleen Hunter, Marie-Louis Asselin...................... 11:24.76 FAT......................................... 2007 Long Jump................ Pat Itanyi............................................... 6.74m.................1995 High Jump................ Althea Moody........................................ 1.83m.................1990 Javelin...................... Jodi Smith............................................. 47.98m...............1984 Shot Put.................... Jodi Smith............................................. 14.22m...............1984 Discus....................... Jodi Smith............................................. 50.26m...............1984 Pole Vault................. Erin Nett................................................ 4.00m.................2002 Triple Jump............... Christine Brown.................................... 12.95m...............2002 Heptathlon................ Pat Itanyi............................................... 5,684..................1997

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60 Meters 1.)........ Stacian Brown............................................... 7.34................... 1999 2.)........ Jessica Czaikowski....................................... 7.49................... 2007 3.)........ Ciara Chic..................................................... 7.54................... 2003 4.)........ Sabrina Cox.................................................. 7.58................... 2000 5.)........ Chelsea Carrier............................................. 7.60................... 2010 5.)........ Junique Morris.............................................. 7.62................... 2006

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60 Hurdles 1.)........ Stacian Brown............................................... 8.22................... 1999 1.)........ Chelsea Carrier............................................. 8.22................... 2010 3.)........ Jessica Czaikowski....................................... 8.23................... 2005 4.)........ Pat Itanyi....................................................... 8.42................... 1996 5.)........ Abbie Stechschulte....................................... 8.63................... 2007 200 Meters 1.)........ Stacian Brown............................................... 23.63................. 1999 2.)........ Maxine Dawkins............................................ 23.78................. 1998 3.)........ Marlene Dawkins.......................................... 23.80................. 1997 4.)........ Tammy Henderson........................................ 24.12................. 1984 5.)........ April Rotilio.................................................... 24.17................. 2009 400 Meters 1.)........ April Rotilio.................................................... 54.29................. 2009 2.)........ Tameca Williams........................................... 54.79................. 1998 3.)........ Kristy Beans.................................................. 55.09................. 1992 4.)........ Connie Ellerbe.............................................. 55.18................. 1991 5.)........ Claudette Rodgers........................................ 55.24................. 1989 800 Meters 1.)........ Kate Vermeulen............................................ 2:06.42.............. 1999 2.)........ Keri Bland..................................................... 2:06.72.............. 2009 3.)........ Aileen Smith.................................................. 2:08.81.............. 2001 4.)........ Jennifer Kemp............................................... 2:09.55.............. 2005 5.)........ Merissa Sexsmith.......................................... 2:09.98.............. 2000

5,000 Meters 1.)........ Marie-Louise Asselin..................................... 15:50.53............ 2010 2.)........ Clara Grandt................................................. 16:04.24............ 2010 3.)........ Tara Struyk.................................................... 16:22.44............ 2004 4.)........ Rebecca Stallwood....................................... 16:25.03............ 2002 5.)........ Charity Wachera........................................... 16:39.87............ 1996

1,000 Meters 1.)........ Kate Vermeulen............................................ 2:43.01.............. 1999 2.)........ Karly Hamric................................................. 2:46.03.............. 2010 3.)........ Megan Metcalfe............................................ 2:46.78.............. 2004 4.)........ Merissa Sexsmith.......................................... 2:47.48.............. 2000 5.)........ Kaylyn Christopher....................................... 2:47.51.............. 2009

Long Jump 1.)........ Pat Itanyi....................................................... 6.48m................ 1996 2.)........ Christine Brown............................................ 6.21m................ 2003 3.)........ Chelsea Carrier............................................. 6.10m................ 2010 3.)........ Abbie Stechschulte....................................... 5.92m................ 2007 4.)........ Keisha Miller................................................. 5.85m................ 1999 5.)........ Claudette Rodgers........................................ 5.84m................ 1987 Alexis Noel.................................................... 5.84m................ 2008

Mile 1.)........ Keri Bland..................................................... 4:34.78.............. 2009 2.)........ Megan Metcalfe............................................ 4:35.89.............. 2004 3.)........ Karly Hamric................................................. 4:38.55.............. 2010 4.)........ Kate Vermeulen............................................ 4:39.05.............. 1999 5.)........ Kaylyn Christopher....................................... 4:40.78.............. 2010 3,000 Meters 1.)........ Megan Metcalfe............................................ 8:58.17.............. 2005 2.)........ Marie-Louise Asselin..................................... 9:14.44.............. 2008 3.)........ Jessica O’Connell......................................... 9:16.22.............. 2010 4.)........ Rebecca Stallwood....................................... 9:26.81.............. 2002 5.)........ Tara Struyk.................................................... 9:29.66.............. 2004

Shot Put 1.)........ Jodi Smith..................................................... 14.80m.............. 1984 2.)........ LaShawna Black........................................... 13.10m.............. 2008 3.)........ Abbie Stechschulte....................................... 12.83m.............. 2007 4.)........ Michelle McGinnis......................................... 12.53m.............. 2003 5.)........ Becky Gorby................................................. 12.37m.............. 1984


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DMR Splits 1200 1.)........ Megan Metcalfe............................................ 3:21.85.............. 2004 2.)........ Rebecca Stallwood....................................... 3:23.20.............. 2002 3.)........ Marie-Louise Asselin..................................... 3:23.90.............. 2008 4.)........ Keri Bland..................................................... 3:25.84.............. 2010 5.)........ Kaylyn Christopher....................................... 3:25.90.............. 2009 DMR Splits 1600 1.)........ Megan Metcalfe............................................ 4:33.50.............. 2003 2.)........ Keri Bland..................................................... 4:35.94.............. 2008 3.)........ Kate Vermeulen............................................ 4:36.15.............. 1999 4.)........ Jennifer Davis............................................... 4:39.50.............. 2005 5.)........ Marie-Louise Asselin..................................... 4:39.60.............. 2008

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MOUNTAINEER PROFILES DMR Splits 800 1.)........ Jennifer Kemp............................................... 2:05.75.............. 2005 2.)........ Aileen Smith.................................................. 2:07.89.............. 2003 3.)........ Merissa Sexsmith.......................................... 2:08.50.............. 2002 4.)........ Karly Hamric................................................. 2:08.89.............. 2009

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Distance Medley Relay 1.)........ Kaylyn Christopher, April Rotilio, Karly Hamric, Keri Bland..................................................... 11:05.12............ 2009 2.)........ Marie-Louise Asselin, April Rotilio, Karly Hamric Keri Bland..................................................... 11:07.64............ 2008 3.)........ Keri Bland, April Rotilio, Kaylyn Christopher Jessica O’Connell......................................... 11:09.28............ 2010 4.)........ Kaylyn Christopher, April Rotilio, Karly Hamric Keri Bland..................................................... 11:11.33............ 2009 5.)........ Pam Richardson, Ailene Smith, Jennifer Kemp, Megan Metcalfe............................................ 11:11.98............ 2003

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4x800m Relay 1.)........ Keri Bland, Kaylyn Christopher, Marie-Louise Asselin Jessica O’Connell......................................... 8:44.98.............. 2010 2.)........ Merissa Sexsmith, Ailene Smith, Rebecca Stallwood, Jennifer Davis............................................... 8:50.10.............. 2002 3.)........ Karly Hamric, Kaylyn Christopher, Alison Spiker, Keri Bland..................................................... 8:51.55.............. 2009 4.)........ Jennifer Kemp, Rebecca Stallwood, Jennifer Davis, Ailene Smith.................................................. 8:52.44.............. 2002 5.)........ Jennifer Kemp, Rebecca Stallwood, Jennifer Davis, Merissa Sexsmith.......................................... 8:52.59.............. 2002

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Pentathlon 1.)........ Chelsea Carrier............................................. 4,136................. 2010 1.)........ Pat Itanyi....................................................... 4,111................. 1997 2.)........ Abbie Stechschulte....................................... 4,016................. 2007 3.)........ Chelsea Carrier............................................. 3,967................. 2009 4.)........ Sharon Pfister............................................... 3,817................. 1986 5.)........ Melinda Case................................................ 3,430................. 1986

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Pole Vault 1.)........ Erin Nett........................................................ 4.07m................ 2001 2.)........ Alex Acker..................................................... 3.87m................ 2009 3.)........ Kristen Loughry............................................. 3.80m................ 2008 4.)........ Jen Hell......................................................... 3.66m................ 2002 Erika Graziani............................................... 3.66m................ 2001 5.)........ Maggie Smith................................................ 3.60m................ 2008 ............ Mary Beth Held............................................. 3.60m................ 2002

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100 Meters 1.)........ Stacian Brown............................................... 11.36................. 1999 2.)........ Kay Iheagwam.............................................. 11.51................. 1995 3.)........ Maxine Dawkins............................................ 11.54................. 1998 4.)........ Tammy Henderson........................................ 11.55................. 1983 5.)........ Trinese Summerlin........................................ 11.61................. 1994 Zane Francis................................................. 11.61................. 1999 Jessica Czaikowski....................................... 11.61................. 2007

Jennifer Kemp

100 Meter Hurdles 1.)........ Pat Itanyi....................................................... 13.20................. 1995 2.)........ Jessica Czaikowski....................................... 13.27................. 2007 3.)........ Chelsea Carrier............................................. 13.30................. 2009 4.)........ Stacian Brown............................................... 13.29................. 1999 5.)........ Abbie Stechschulte....................................... 13.85................. 2007 200 Meters 1.)........ Maxine Dawkins............................................ 23.44................. 1998 2.)........ Tammy Henderson........................................ 23.54................. 1984 3.)........ Kay Iheagwam.............................................. 23.56................. 1995 Tameca Williams........................................... 23.56................. 1998 5.)........ Stacian Brown............................................... 23.61................. 1999 400 Meters 1.)........ Tameca Williams........................................... 52.92................. 1999 2.)........ Holly Workman.............................................. 53.70................. 1987 3.)........ Connie Ellerbe.............................................. 54.10................. 1988 4.)........ April Rotilio.................................................... 54.23................. 2009 5.)........ Kristy Beans.................................................. 54.35................. 1992 Megan Metcalfe

400 Meter Hurdles 1.)........ Tameca Williams........................................... 52.92................. 1999 2.)........ Holly Workman.............................................. 53.70................. 1987 3.)........ Connie Ellerbe.............................................. 54.10................. 1988 4.)........ Kristy Beans.................................................. 54.35................. 1992 5.)........ Tamara Stoner.............................................. 54.36................. 1995 800 Meters 1.)........ Jennifer Kemp............................................... 2:05.09.............. 2003 2.)........ Keri Bland..................................................... 2:05.63.............. 2010 3.)........ Raeleen Hunter............................................. 2:06.09.............. 2007 4.)........ Karly Hamric................................................. 2:08.02.............. 2010 5.)........ Ailene Smith.................................................. 2:08.89.............. 2002 1,500 Meters 1.)........ Megan Metcalfe............................................ 4:12.00.............. 2003 2.)........ Karly Hamric................................................. 4:13.54.............. 2010 3.)........ Keri Bland..................................................... 4:14.52.............. 2010 4.)........ Jessica O’Connell......................................... 4:18.31.............. 2010 5.)........ Jennifer Kemp............................................... 4:21.30.............. 2005 3,000 Meters 1.)........ Megan Metcalfe............................................ 9:04.02.............. 2004 2.)........ Rebecca Stallwood....................................... 9:23.45.............. 2001 3.)........ Marie-Louise Asselin..................................... 9:26.09.............. 2007 4.)........ Jennifer Davis............................................... 9:33.61.............. 2005 5.)........ Keri Bland..................................................... 9:34.00.............. 2007 5,000 Meters 1.)........ Megan Metcalfe............................................ 15:47.64............ 2005 2.)........ Marie-Louise Asselin..................................... 15:53.93............ 2010 3.)........ Clara Grandt................................................. 16:01.18............ 2010 4.)........ Rebecca Stallwood....................................... 16:12.17............ 2002 5.)........ Jennifer Davis............................................... 16:23.01............ 2005


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3,000 Meter Steeplechase 1.)........ Susan Davis.................................................. 10:25.93............ 2006 2.)........ Jennifer Davis............................................... 10:28.45............ 2005 3.)........ Alison Spiker................................................. 10:38.36............ 2009

Distance Medley Relay 1.)........ Kaylyn Christopher, Katelyn Williams, Karly Hamric Keri Bland..................................................... 11:19.81............ 2008 2.)........ Keri Bland, Abbie Stechshulte, Emma Hunter Marie-Louise Asselin..................................... 11:24.76............ 2007 3.)........ Jennifer Kemp, Stacian Brown, Ailene Smith Megan Metcalfe............................................ 11:33.63............ 2002

High Jump 1.)........ Alethea Moody.............................................. 1.83m................ 1990 2.)........ Sharon Pfister............................................... 1.78m................ 1986 2.)........ Katelyn Williams............................................ 1.78m................ 2010 4.)........ Nancy Regalbuto.......................................... 1.75m................ 2005 4.)........ Natasha Redman.......................................... 1.75m................ 2009

Long Jump 1.)........ Pat Itanyi....................................................... 6.74m................ 1995 2.)........ Christine Brown............................................ 6.29m................ 2002 3.)........ Abbie Stechshulte......................................... 6.13m................ 2007 4.)........ Connie Ellerbe.............................................. 5.99m................ 1991 5.)........ Meghan Mock............................................... 5.92m................ 2010

Pole Vault 1.)........ Erin Nett........................................................ 4.00m................ 2002 2.)........ Kristin Quackenbush..................................... 3.86m................ 1998 3.)........ Alex Acker..................................................... 3.85m................ 2009 4.)........ Erica Graziani............................................... 3.83m................ 1999 5.)........ Jen Hall......................................................... 3.82m................ 2006

Triple Jump 1.)........ Christine Brown............................................ 12.95m.............. 2002 2.)........ Tessie Palmer............................................... 12.45m.............. 1991 3.)........ Natalie Barnes.............................................. 11.97m.............. 1996 4.)........ Randi Bell..................................................... 11.81m.............. 1986 5.)........ Alexis Noel.................................................... 11.79m.............. 2008

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4x400 Relay 1.)........ Jeanna Johnson, Tameca Williams, Martina Miller Maxine Dawkins............................................ 3:36.58.............. 1998 2.)........ Kristy Beans, Connie Ellerbe, Jennifer Scweizer Tamara Stoner.............................................. 3:41.62.............. 1992 3.)........ Amanda Valentine, Kay Iheagwam, Tamara Stoner Halima Sinceno............................................. 3:41.74.............. 1995 4.)........ Jeanna Johnson, Marlene Dawkins, Amanda Valentine Maxine Dawkins............................................ 3:42.38.............. 1996

4x800m Relay 1.)........ Karly Hamric, Keri Bland, Jessica O’Connell Kaylyn Christopher....................................... 8:47.95.............. 2010 2.)........ Merissa Sexsmith, Megan Metcalfe, Jennifer Kemp Jennifer Davis............................................... 8:48.07.............. 2003 3.)........ Jennifer Zawaski, Merissa Sexsmith, Rebecca Stallwood Kecia Herod.................................................. 8:49.50.............. 1999 4.)........ Jennifer Kemp, Ailene Smith, Jennifer Davis Megan Metcalfe............................................ 8:51.17.............. 2002 5.)........ Jennifer Davis, Jennifer Kemp, Megan Metcalfe Ailene Smith.................................................. 8:51.66.............. 2002

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4x200 Relay 1.)........ Martina Miller, Tameca Williams, Haneefah Norman Zane Francis................................................. 1:34.55.............. 1999 2.)........ Martina Miller, Maxine Dawkins, Tameca Williams Jamillah Nock............................................... 1:35.41.............. 1998 3.)........ Junique Morris, Jamillah Nock, Shani Boone Jessica Czaikowski....................................... 1:36.37.............. 2006 4.)........ Amanda Valentine, Maxine Dawkins, Jeanna Johnson Marlene Dawkins.......................................... 1:36.40.............. 1996 5.)........ Amanda Valentine, Pat Itanyi, Tamara Stoner Kay Iheagwam.............................................. 1:36.94.............. 1995

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4x100 Relay 1.)........ Martina Miller, Tameca Williams, Zane Francis Stacian Brown............................................... 44.28................. 1999 2.)........ Haneefah Norman, Tameca Williams, Zane Francis Stacian Brown............................................... 44.65................. 1999 3.)........ Maxine Dawkins, Marlene Dawkins, Pat Itanyi Martina Miller................................................ 44.88................. 1997 4.)........ Jeanna Johnson, Tameca Williams, Martina Miller Maxine Dawkins............................................ 45.27................. 1998 5.)........ Maxine Dawkins, Pat Itanyi, Amanda Valentine Marlene Dawkins.......................................... 45.43................. 1996

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10,000 Meters 1.)........ Clara Grandt................................................. 33:16.96............ 2009 2.)........ Marie-Louise Asselin..................................... 34:14.54............ 2009 3.)........ Tara Struyk.................................................... 34:14.93............ 2004 4.)........ Charity Wachera........................................... 34:24.00............ 1998 5.)........ Charlene Burnstrum...................................... 35:00.05............ 1987

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Event Holder Record Year 100-meters..................... Kay Iheagwam (WVU) ........................................................................11.51................................................................. 1995 200-meters..................... Debbie Bonner (Pitt)............................................................................23.80................................................................ 1989 400-meters..................... Connie Ellerbe (WVU)..........................................................................54.10................................................................ 1988 800-meters..................... Keri Bland (WVU).................................................................................2:07.01............................................................. 2008 1,500-meters.................. Keri Bland (WVU).................................................................................4:27.09............................................................. 2008 3,000-meters.................. Susie Comer (WVU)............................................................................9:47.34............................................................. 1981 5,000-meters.................. Jennifer Colgrove (All.CC)...................................................................17:06.11............................................................ 1983 10,000-meters................ Charlene Burstrom (WVU)...................................................................35:00.05........................................................... 1987 100 Hurdles.................... Allison Williams (Unat).........................................................................13.38................................................................ 1996 400 Hurdles.................... Connie Ellerbe (WVU)..........................................................................56.95................................................................ 1987 4x100 Relay................... Pitt........................................................................................................46.37................................................................ 1989 4x200 Relay................... West Virginia........................................................................................1:37.31............................................................. 1988 4x400 Relay................... West Virginia........................................................................................3:43.05............................................................. 1988 4x800 Relay................... West Virginia........................................................................................8:57.31............................................................. 1990 Mile Relay....................... West Virginia........................................................................................3:49.80............................................................. 1984 2-Mile Relay................... Indiana, Pa...........................................................................................9:33.56 ............................................................ 1983 DMR............................... West Virginia........................................................................................12:14.60........................................................... 1995 SMR................................ West Virginia . .....................................................................................4:06.97............................................................. 1984 Long Jump...................... Pat Itanyi (WVU)..................................................................................20’6 .5”............................................................. 1995 High Jump...................... Alethea Moody (WVU).........................................................................5’10”................................................................. 1990 Triple Jump..................... Tessie Palmer (WVU)...........................................................................40’ .75”.............................................................. 1989 Pole Vault....................... Alex Acker............................................................................................3.66m............................................................... 2008 Shot Put.......................... Jodi Reidel (Kent)................................................................................44’10 .5” .......................................................... 1983 Discus............................. Jodi Smith (WVU..................................................................................160’5”............................................................... 1984 Javelin............................ Jodi Smith (WVU)................................................................................157’5”............................................................... 1984 Heptathlon...................... Pat Itanyi (WVU)..................................................................................5647 points ...................................................... 1997


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Event Holder Record Year 55-meters....................... Tammy Henderson (WVU)...................................................................6.82.................................................................. 1985 55 Hurdles ..................... Pat Itanyi (WVU)..................................................................................7.71.................................................................. 1996 200-meters..................... Tammy Henderson (WVU)...................................................................24.27................................................................ 1985 300-meters..................... Janet Dodson (Morgan St.)..................................................................37.54...................................................................N/A 400-meters..................... Edna Brown (Temple)..........................................................................53.59................................................................ 1983 500-meters..................... Connie Ellerbe (WVU) ........................................................................1:12.84............................................................. 1990 600-meters..................... Monica Egbuonu (Princ)......................................................................1:32.35............................................................. 1982 800-meters..................... D.Lamvlelet-McClive (Cor)...................................................................2:07.32............................................................. 1982 1,000-meters.................. Kate Vermeulen (WVU)........................................................................2:48.30............................................................. 1999 Mile................................. Megan Metcalfe (WVU)........................................................................4:44.00............................................................. 2003 3,000-meters.................. Holden (Allegheny)..............................................................................9:23.10............................................................. 1992 5,000-meters.................. Brown (William & Mary).......................................................................16:29.50........................................................... 1993 4x400 Relay................... Temple.................................................................................................3:43.19............................................................. 1982 4x800 Relay................... Megan Metcalfe, Rebecca Stallwood, Merissa Sexsmith, Jennifer Kemp (WVU) ..........................................9:00.45............................................................. 2002 Long Jump...................... Trecia Smith (Pitt)................................................................................20’10 .5”........................................................... 1997 High Jump...................... Becky Bryan (West Ontario)................................................................5’10”................................................................. 1994 Triple Jump..................... Najuma Fletcher (Pitt) .........................................................................41’2 .5”............................................................. 1993 Pole Vault....................... Erin Nett (WVU)...................................................................................13’1”................................................................. 2001 Pentathlon...................... Pat Itanyi (WVU)..................................................................................4,111................................................................. 1995

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Chelsea Carrier

Year Name Event Time/Distance 2008.... Chelsea Carrier..................... 60 meter hurdles...................... 8.46 2007.... Jessica Czaikowski............... 60 meter hurdles...................... 8.36 2004.... Megan Metcalfe.................... 1,000 meters........................2:47.11 2004.... Tara Struyk............................ 5,000 meters..................... 16:22.44 2002.... Rebecca Stallwood, Ailene Smith, Schavia Felder, Megan Metcalfe.................... DMR...................................11:14.25 2000.... Christine Brown.................... Triple Jump......................... 12.95m 2000.... Stacian Brown....................... 200 meters............................. 23.95 2000.... Merissa Sexsmith.................. 1,000 meters....................... 2:49.08 1998.... Kristin Quackenbush............. Pole Vault.................................11’8” 1996.... Charity Wachera................... 5,000 meters..................... 16:39.87 1993.... Trinese Summerlin................ 55 meters................................. 6.88 1992.... Trinese Summerlin................ 55 meters................................. 6.92 1990.... Erin O’Reilly.......................... 1,000 meters....................... 2:53.01 1983.... Tammy Henderson................ 55 meters................................. 6.89 1982.... Tammy Henderson................ 55 meters................................. 7.02

Clara Grandt

OUTDOOR Year Name Event Time/Distance 2009.... Chelsea Carrier..................... 100 meter hurdles.................. 13:30 2008.... Clara Grandt......................... 10,000 meters..................34:15.07* 2008.... Keri Bland............................. 1,500 meters....................... 4:19.02 2005.... Jennifer Kemp....................... 800 meters.......................... 2:06.33 2005.... Jennifer Davis....................... 3,000 meters....................... 9:33.61 2003.... Megan Metcalfe.................... 1,500 meters....................... 4:21.81 2003.... Tara Struyk............................ 10,000 meters................... 35:02.44 2002.... Stacian Brown....................... 100 meter hurdles.................. 13.51 2002.... Megan Metcalfe.................... 3,000 meters....................... 9:20.17 1999.... Tameca Williams................... 400 meters............................. 52.93 1998.... Maxine Dawkins.................... 100 meters..............................11.69 1998.... Kristin Quackenbush............. Pole Vault...........................11’4 1/4” 1998.... Maxine Dawkins, Jenna Johnson, Martina Miller, Tameca Williams................... 4x100 meter relay.................. 45.27 1997.... Pat Itanyi............................... 100 meter hurdles.................. 13.48 1997.... Charity Wachera................... 10,000 meters........................... N/A 1996.... Maxine Dawkins, Pat Itanyi, Mandy Valentine, Marlene Dawkins.................. 4x100 meter relay.................. 46.51 1996.... Maxine Dawkins.................... 100 meters..............................11.55 1996.... Charity Wachera................... 10,000 meters....................34:43.11 1995.... Kay Iheagwam...................... 100 meters..............................11.63 * ECAC meet record


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None................................................................................................................................... 2-1 1983................ Pat Nicol............................................. None................................................................................................................................... 1-0 1984................ Kim Kemp........................................... Jean England, Kris Kavetski............................................................................................... 1-0 1985................ Kim Kemp........................................... Lisa Ayers, Kris Kavetski..................................................................................................... 1-0 1986................ Laura Nardelli..................................... Karen Carpenter, Lori Smith..............................................................................................0-0* 1987................ Laura Nardelli..................................... Charlene Burstrom, Karen Carpenter................................................................................0-0* 1988................ Laura Nardelli..................................... Charlene Burstrom, Traci Purtell........................................................................................0-0* 1989................ Laura Nardelli..................................... Charlene Burstrom.............................................................................................................0-0* 1990................ Laura Nardelli..................................... Theresa Papa....................................................................................................................0-0* 1991................ Martin Pushkin.................................... Vicki Stum..........................................................................................................................0-0* 1992................ Martin Pushkin.................................... None..................................................................................................................................0-0* 1993................ Martin Pushkin.................................... Erin O’Reilly........................................................................................................................ 3-4 1994................ Martin Pushkin.................................... Kerryn Davidson, Joleen Tocci............................................................................................ 8-0 1995................ Martin Pushkin.................................... Carisa Brown.....................................................................................................................11-0 1996................ Martin Pushkin.................................... Heather Bury, Mary Ann Myer............................................................................................. 9-2 1997................ Martin Pushkin.................................... Charity Wachera............................................................................................................... 14-8 1998................ Martin Pushkin.................................... Nancy Knapp, Rebecca Stallwood....................................................................................0-0* 1999................ Martin Pushkin.................................... Rebecca Stallwood, Johanna Fisher.................................................................................0-0* 2000................ Martin Pushkin.................................... Rebecca Stallwood, Johanna Fisher.................................................................................0-0* 2001................ Martin Pushkin.................................... Rebecca Stallwood............................................................................................................0-0* 2002................ Jeff Huntoon....................................... Stacian Brown....................................................................................................................0-0* 2003................ Jeff Huntoon....................................... Megan Metcalfe.................................................................................................................0-0* 2004................ Jeff Huntoon....................................... Tara Struyk.........................................................................................................................0-0* 2005................ Jeff Huntoon....................................... Jennifer Kemp, Pam Richardson.......................................................................................0-0* 2006................ Jeff Huntoon....................................... Jessica Czaikowski, Susan Davis......................................................................................0-0* 2007................ Jeff Huntoon....................................... Jessica Czaikowski, Abbie Stechschulte, Halimah Bashir, Alison Spiker..........................0-0* 2008................ Sean Cleary........................................ Halimah Bashir, Alison Spiker............................................................................................0-0* 2009................ Sean Cleary........................................ Alison Spiker, Nicole DeStefano........................................................................................0-0* 2010................ Sean Cleary........................................ Marie-Louise Asselin, Keri Bland, Clara Grandt, Karly Hamric, April Rotilio......................0-0* Total..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 56-17 *no dual meets -- all invitational competition

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As a freshman, she became the first female track and field athlete in school history to earn All-America accolades when she finished seventh in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1988 NCAA Outdoor Championships at Oregon. She again earned All-America honors during her sophomore campaign – finishing ninth in the hurdles at the outdoor meet in Provo, Utah. After redshirting the 1989-90 season, she captured her third AllAmerica honor by finishing fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.60. Ellerbe culminated her brilliant career in 1992 by finishing second in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA meet in Austin. She also competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1992 where her fifthplace finish in the 400-meter hurdles is the highest a WVU female track athlete has ever placed and she narrowly missed a spot on the U.S. roster.

Alethea Moody 1990 Moody earned All-America honors during the 1990 season when she placed sixth in the high jump with a leap of 5’ 11 1/4” at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Duke. Two weeks earlier, the junior won the high jump at the Penn Relays and at the ECAC Outdoor Championships; her victory at Penn Relays represented the first female WVU winner at the prestigious meet. She finished the season as the No. 1 ranked jumper in the East and was also selected to compete in the Olympic Sports Festival.

Trinese Summerlin 1993 WVU’s third female track All-American, Summerlin placed sixth in the 55-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Indianapolis, blazing to a time of 6.85. The honor capped off an indoor season that saw her take top honors in the 55-meter dash at the ECAC Indoor Championships, as well as the Fairfax Indoor Classic and the George Mason Collegiate Invitational.

Pat Itanyi 1995-96-97 Pat Itanyi ended her career at WVU with seven All-America honors and six school records. In 1995, the Ukehe, Nigeria, native culminated a brilliant season by becoming the school’s first female national track champion. During the indoor season, Itanyi placed third in the long jump and fifth in the 55-meter hurdles at the NCAA Indoor Championships at Indianapolis to secure All-America status. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., the sophomore won the long jump with a leap of 22’1”, edging George Mason’s Diane Guthrie-Greshman for the national title. That jump was the 10th longest in NCAA history at that time. Itanyi took her fourth All-America honor in 1996 at the NCAA Indoor Championships by placing fifth in the long jump. To cap off her senior season at WVU, Itanyi brought home three All-America awards in 1997. She placed eighth in the long jump at the NCAA indoor meet in Indianapolis. During the outdoor season, Itanyi notched third in the long jump and fifth in the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at Bloomington, Ind., to once again earn All-America status.

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Kate Vermeulen 1999 Kate Vermeulen will go down as one of the most prolific distance runners in WVU history. Vermeulen took just one year to become the NCAA indoor champion in the mile, setting a then-school record with a time of 4:39.07. She earned All-America honors during the indoor season and joins Pat Itanyi (long jump, 1995), Mike Mosser (1000-yards, 1972) and Megan Metcalfe (5,000-meters, 2005) as one of only four West Virginia track national champions. Vermeulen’s six school records ties Itanyi with the most of any track athlete in the University’s history. During the outdoor season, she captured the 1,500-meters (4:22.89), and managed to run down five throughout the indoor season, which included the 800-meters (2:06.42), the 1000-meters (2:43.01) and the mile (4:39.07). She also anchored the 4x800 relay (8:58.47) and distance medley relay (11:15.50), which both captured school records. She was named Outstanding Track Performer at the BIG EAST Championships and posted the fastest collegiate mile time (4:39.84) during the indoor season.

Rebecca Stallwood 1999-2000 Stallwood was a fantastic two-sport athlete for West Virginia’s track and cross country teams for four years. As a freshman, she joined the 1997 women’s cross country team at the NCAA Cross Country Championship and had an equally successful season with the cross country team in 1999, with another NCAA Cross Country Championship appearance. She earned her All-America honors, for her contribution on the distance medley relay team, running the opening 1,200-meter leg. This team captured the BIG EAST Championship and set a school record with a time of 11:15.40. The Burlington, Ontario, Canada, native earned her second All-America honor when the distance medley team finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2000.

Christine Brown 1999-2000 An athlete that coaches only dream about, Brown came from Jamaica as a freshman. In her first season, the talented athlete took the U.S. Collegiate track scene by storm. Then after taking a year off to work on her studies, she decided to attend WVU, where in 2000, she went to the NCAA Championships as a top seed. There she earned her All-America honors with a sixth-place finish in the triple jump.

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A transfer from Southern University, Williams quickly became West Virginia’s top 400-meter runner. She was part of the distance medley relay team, running the 400-meter leg, that captured the school record (11:15.40) and a BIG EAST Championship during the indoor season. She also holds the school record in the 400-meters outdoor with a time of 52.92. Williams earned her second All-America honor with her membership in the 2000 indoor distance medley relay team. Williams was part of the DMR that finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 11:17.92.

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Charity Wachera was one of WVU’s best distance runners during her career. The Nairobi, Kenya, native earned All-America honors in the 10,000-meters during the outdoor season as she crossed the line with a time of 34:29.64, good enough for a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. She also held two school records. She ran a 16:27.27 in the 5,000-meters and a 34:24.00 in the 10,000-meters during the 1998 outdoor track season, both good enough for first all-time. In 1997, Wachera finished 11th with a time of 17:00 to become WVU’s first female cross country All-American.

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Sexsmith proved to be a picture of consistency throughout her freshman campaign as she earned All-America honors for her participation on the distance medley relay team, where she ran the 800-meter leg of the relay. This team, made up of Rebecca Stallwood (1,200 meters), Tameca Williams (400 meters) and Kate Vermeulen (mile), became the first relay team to win a BIG EAST Championship (11:15.40) and set the school record during the indoor season with that time. The team placed fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Sexsmith was also a member of the 4x800 relay team that captured a BIG EAST Championship and a school record. Sexsmith became a two-time All-American when the distance medley team came in second at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2000. She earned her third All-America accolade as a member of the 2001 DMR team.

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Kristin Quackenbush only participated in track for one season, but she left her mark as one of WVU’s most gifted athletes ever. Quackenbush earned All-America status in the pole vault during the outdoor season. Her mark of 12’1 1/2” was good enough for fourth at the NCAA Championships, and was her third-best effort on the season. Quackenbush also placed 10th at the NCAA Indoor Championships. She captured first place in the BIG EAST and ECAC Championships during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. Quackenbush was only one of three athletes in West Virginia history ever to earn All-America status in two different sports at the time. This 1997 national Gymnast of the Year, excelled in gymnastics at WVU for four years. Her All-American honors in gymnastics include: 1994-95-96 floor, 1994 and 96 vault, and 1996 allaround. She was tied for the most individual All-America awards in West Virginia history with former track stars James Jett and Pat Itanyi.

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Smith earned her All-America honors as part of the second-place distance medley relay team at the 2000 Indoor NCAA Championships. Smith, a transfer from Southern University, was all-BIG EAST as a freshman and made a huge impact on the team’s relays. Smith ran the second leg of the 4x800 relay team that finished fourth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in 2000 and finished eighth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 800 with a time of 2:11.88. Smith earned her second All-America honor as a member of the 2001 distance medley relay team.

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Ciara Chic, a Charleston, W.Va., native, was one of the top athletes to come out of West Virginia during the past decade. She earned her All-America honor during her freshman year as a member of the 2001 distance medley relay team, which finished eighth at the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships.

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Megan Metcalfe, a nine-time All-American, is one of the most prolific distance runners in Mountaineer women’s track and field history. The Edmonton, Alberta, native earned her first AllAmerica accolade as a member of the 2001 distance medley relay team, which finished in eighth place. Metcalfe’s second All-America award, and first individual, came with a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter at the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships in a WVU record time of 9:09.95. Also an outstanding cross country runner, Metcalfe was named the 2000 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year. Her third All-America honor came with a ninth-place finish at the 2002 NCAA Cross Country Championship, making her just the second female cross country All-American in school history and only the fourth Mountaineer to earn All-America honors in two sports. She earned her fourth and fifth All-America accolades in 2003 by finishing fourth in the 3,000-meter at the indoor championships and was a part of the school-record setting distance medley relay team in that same meet. Her sixth and seventh awards came in March of 2004 when she was fifth in the 3,000-meter and again was a member of the DMR team. Metcalfe’s eighth and school-record winning All-America honor came at the 2004 NCAA Cross Country Championships where she recorded a 16th-place overall finish. Metcalfe capped off her brilliant career with a ninth All-America honor and a national championship when she won the 5,000 meters at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Jennifer Davis 2004-2005 Jennifer Davis, a native of Romney, W.Va., earned her first All-America honor as a part of the DMR team that finished fifth at the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships. The team recorded a time of 11:12.56 en route to a fifth place overall finish. Her second such honor came in the same event at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships. The team finished sixth with a time of 11:13.07. Davis currently serves as an assistant coach for the WVU cross country and track teams.

Susan Davis 2005 Susan Davis earned her All-America honor as a member of the WVU distance medley relay squad at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships. The Romney, W.Va., native helped the Mountaineers achieve a sixth-place finishing time of 11:13.07.

Jennifer Kemp 2003-04-05 Jennifer Kemp was a three-time All-American as a member of the Mountaineers’ stellar distance medley relay team. The Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, native picked up her first honor in 2003 when she was a part of the school-record quartet that ran 11:11.19 at the NCAA indoor meet. In 2004, she was again a part of the DMR squad that finished fifth. For the third consecutive year, in 2005, Kemp helped the Mountaineer DMR team capture sixth place at NCAA Indoor Championships.

Pam Richardson 2003-04-05 Pam Richardson was a three-time All-American as a member of the Mountaineer distance medley relay team. The Atco, N.J., native earned her first honor in 2003 as part of the record-setting DMR team that finished fourth in a then school-record time of 11:11.19. She followed that performance by being a part of the 2004 DMR squad that finished fifth at the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 11:12.56. In 2005, Richardson helped the WVU DMR team capture sixth place with a time of 11:13.07.

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Karly Hamric 2008, 2010 Bruceton Mills, W.Va., native Karly Hamric capped off an excellent career in 2010 as she earned her second All-America honor with a sixth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run (4:17.78) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Hamric’s first honor came when she ran the 800-meter leg of the distance medley relay at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships to help the unit earn All-America honors. Hamric’s 800-meter split was 2:10.82, as the DMR finished fourth with a school record time of 11:07.64. Hamric was joined by Marie-Louise Asselin, Keri Bland and April Rotilio on the squad. Owns a personabest time of 4:23.54 in the 1,500-meter.

April Rotilio 2008, 2010 April Rotilio captured her second All-America honor in 2010 as she once again aided the distance medley relay team (Rotilio, Keri Bland, Kaylyn Christopher and Jessica O’Connell) to an eighth-place showing (11:16.39) at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. In 2008, Rotilio earned her first honor as she ran the 400-meter leg of the DMR at the NCAA Indoor Championships, helping lead the Mountaineer unit to a fourth-place finish. The Bellaire, Ohio, native ran the 400-meter split in 55.14. The group, who set a new school record with a time of 11:07.64, featured Marie-Louise Asselin, Keri Bland and Karly Hamric.

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One of the most talented and decorated distance runners to ever wear the Old Gold and Blue, as of 2010, Marie-Louise Asselin, a Sarnia, Ontario, native owns seven All-America medals, including three in cross county and four in track. Asselin’s last cross country season, 2009, was one for the record books as she became one of only two WVU runners to earn three All-America honors in the sport. Along with teammate Keri Bland, Asselin achieved the honor as she finished in 31st place (20:43) at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championship. She also earned all-region honors for the fourth time in her career and all BIG EAST honors for the third time. Her success continued into the track season as she posted a second-place finish in the 5,000-meter race at the NCAA Indoor Championships (15:50.53) and a second-place finish in the 5,000 meter at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (15:53.93). In 2008, she led WVU to its most successful season in school history, as the Mountaineers took a historic fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championship. Asselin became the first BIG EAST Women’s Cross Country Individual Champion in 2008, as she took the top spot with a time of 20:10. She then placed 17th at the NCAA Championship race with a time of 20:27 to earn her second consecutive All-American honor. She earned her first All-American title in 2007 as the Mountaineers captured their first BIG EAST Championship and finished ninth in the country. Even though she was just a sophomore at the time, Asselin became WVU’s third All-American in the sport when she finished 17th (14th in the team standings) with a time of 20:39 at the 2007 NCAA Championship. It was a fitting ending to an outstanding season that saw her post the team’s highest finish in the final five meets. Asselin showed glimpses of her abilities just weeks earlier at the BIG EAST Championship where she took second and at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional race, where she placed third in leading her team to an overall secondplace finish. Asselin, an all-BIG EAST and all-Mid-Atlantic region selection, was joined by Bland as an All-American, marking the first time in program history that two teammates earned the honor in the same season. In the 2008 indoor season, Asselin went on to place seventh in the 3,000-meter to earn All-America honors and was on the All-America distance medley relay team that took fourth at nationals.

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Keri Bland, a seven-time All-American, continued to leave her name in the WVU record books as she aided the Mountaineers to a sixthplace finish at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships, marking the third-straight year WVU finished in the nation’s top 10. Bland, along with teammate Marie-Louise Asselin, became the only Mountaineers in school history to earn All-America honors for three seasons in cross county, as she finished 34th (20:45). The Fairview, W.Va., native earned two All-America honors in the 2009 indoor track season, as she placed eighth in the mile and was a part of the distance medley relay team. Bland continued to dominate in the outdoor season, as she earned her fourth honor of the year by virtue of finishing as one of the top U.S. citizens in the 1,500-meter race, marking the second time she earned honors in all three seasons (cross county, indoor track and outdoor track). Bland was an essential part of the Mountaineers team in 2008 that placed fourth at the NCAA Championship, first at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals and second at the BIG EAST Championship. She was the first Mountaineer to finish at the NCAA Championship, where she finished 14th with a time of 20:20. In 2007, Bland and Asselin helped guide the Mountaineers to their first conference title and the highest finish at nationals in school history (ninth) in 2007. At nationals, Bland was the second Mountaineer to cross the line in 23rd at 20:58. Bland, along with Asselin, was named a first team All-American, marking the first time WVU’s cross country program had multiple All-Americans in the same year. Bland earned all-BIG EAST and all-Mid-Atlantic region accolades during the season after finishing fourth and seventh, respectively, in those races. In the 2008 indoor track season, Bland was a part of the All-America distance medley team that set a school record and placed fourth in the country. She finished the 2008 outdoor season by earning All-America honors in the 1,500-meters to become the first female in WVU history to earn All-America honors in three sports in the same year.

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After three years of dedicated work, Abbie Stechschulte finally built herself a name in the track world, showing dominance as a multi-event athlete during the 2007 indoor and outdoor season. As proof, the Columbus Grove, Ohio, native won the 2007 BIG EAST Indoor pentathlon crown and finished sixth at the NCAA Championships, earning her All-America honors. During the 2007 outdoor season, Stechschulte nabbed an Olympic Trials ‘B’ standard at the 80th Annual Texas Relays, scoring 5,609 points in the heptathlon. At the end of her career, she ranked second in the WVU record book for the pentathlon (4,085 points) and the heptathlon (5,609 points).

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Clara Grandt saved the best for last as she posted the finest season of her career and earned her first All-America honor in cross country. The West Union, W.Va., native led the team to a sixth-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championship, the first Mountaineer to cross the line in 13th place overall. Grandt also earned allregion and all-BIG EAST honors and was named BIG EAST Cross Country Athlete of the Week on Sept. 24, for her efforts in the Midwest Open. There she crossed the line in 17:00.1, 19 seconds before Louisville’s Tarah McKay (17:19.4), for the fastest course time in over 20 years. In the track season, Grandt earned her second honor of the year by virtue of finishing as one of the top U.S. citizens in the 5,000-meter race at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships. She then capped off her final season as a Mountaineer with a fourth-place showing in the 10,000-meter race at the outdoor championships, giving her four total All-America honors. Grandt became WVU’s 24th track and field All-American as she earned the honors with a fourth-place showing in the 10,000-meter finals at the NCAA Championship in 2009. Grandt started off the race behind the lead pack before finding her stride around the 6,000-meter mark. The junior closed the gap, and finished with a time of 33:45.16.

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Kaylyn Christopher, a native of Kingwood, W.Va., received her first and second All-America honors in 2010, by virtue of finishing as one of the top U.S. citizens in the mile, and as a member of the distance medley relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Christopher captured her first honor with a 12th-place finish in the mile with a time of 4:46, to finish as one of the top eight Americans in the race. Later in the day, she returned to aid the DMR team (Christopher, Keri Bland, Jessica O’Connell and April Rotilio) to an eighth-place showing (11:16.39). Owns a personal-best time of 4:40.78 in the mile.

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Jessica O’Connell 2010 Another name to be added to the list of great WVU distance runners, Jessica O’Connell earned her first All-America honors as a member of the distance medley relay team (O’Connell, Kaylyn Christopher, Keri Bland and April Rotilio) that finished in eighth place (11:16.39) at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. The Calgary, Alberta, native also was a vital asset in the NCAA Outdoor Regionals in 1,500-meter race, but was tripped on the last leg. O’Connell still managed to finish in 10th place in the semifinals (4:30.05). She is also a NCAA qualifier in the 3,000-meter race after running a life-time best of 9:16.22 at the NY Fast Times Invitational and went on to win the North American Championships in the 5,000-meter that summer.

Chelsea Carrier 2010 Chelsea Carrier has left her name in the WVU record books as one of the greatest track athletes in school history. In 2010, Carrier, a Buckhannon, W.Va., native earned her first and second All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Her first honor came after a fourthplace showing in the pentathlon. Carrier finished with one of her best performances with 4,133 total points. Later in the day, Carrier earned her second honor with a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles (8.29). Earlier in the season, Carrier was named Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year after earning two BIG EAST Champion honors and breaking the school record in the pentathlon at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge on Feb. 5. Carrier won the event with 4,136 points to break the school record previously set by All-American Pat Itanyi in 1997 (4,111).


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West Virginia University is a leading 21st century land-grant institution that is improving people’s lives through teaching, discovery, and outreach.

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Sharing WVU knowledge with state citizens and the nation is a major component of the land-grant mission. 15 WVU colleges and schools offer 188 degree programs from the bachelor’s through the doctoral and first-professional levels.


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Morgantown was named the No. 1 small city in America by BizJournals.com and as the best small city in the East by Prometheus Publications. The American institute for Economic Research named Morgantown one of America’s “Best College Towns.” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine listed the city 29th among “50 Smart Places to Live.” Recreational and job opportunities were among the factors Men’s Journal magazine cited in naming Morgantown the nation’s third-best small city. The Wellness Councils of America named Morgantown an elite “Well City,” and Sporting News named Morgantown one of its “Best Sports Cities.” National media outlets such as CNBC spotlighted Morgantown as an oasis of economic strength in the midst of a global recession, and Careerbuilder.com ranked the city as one of the “25 Best Cities to Find a Job.” A report by Fortune Small Business ranked Morgantown the 7th best small city to launch a small business. The FBI chose WVU as its national leader for biometrics research. WVU is the academic arm of the FBI’s Biometric Center of Excellence.

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WVU’s main Morgantown location includes three distinct campuses—Downtown, Evansdale and the Health Sciences campus .The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system — named top people-mover in the nation - has shuttled people among the campuses since the U.S. Department of Transportation built it 30 years ago. The Student Recreation Center offers a six-lane lap pool and a leisure pool; a 20-person whirlpool; seven courts for basketball, volleyball, and badminton; fitness machines and free weights covering 17,000 square feet; and a 50-foot climbing wall. WVU has produced 25 Rhodes Scholars, more than any other school in the BIG EAST Conference. Many WVU students have received other prestigious scholarships, including 21 Truman Scholarships, 33 Goldwater Scholarships, two British Marshall Scholarships, two Morris K. Udall Scholarships; seven Boren Scholarships; two Gilman Scholarships, two Department of Homeland Security Scholarships, and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship. Six WVU students have appeared on the USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team. The WVU School of Medicine’s Rural Medicine Program is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 graduate programs in the field. More than two dozen WVU graduate programs are ranked by the publication as among the nation’s best.

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Students: WVU’s main campus fall 2010 enrollment was 29,306. Alumni: The new Erickson Alumni Center is a gathering place for WVU’s more than 175,000 alumni worldwide. Degree Programs: WVU offers 188 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs. Division Campuses: Potomac State College of WVU; WVU Institute of Technology Health Sciences Center Divisions: Charleston Division, Health Sciences Center, Charleston, W.Va.; Eastern Division, Health Sciences Center, Martinsburg, W.Va.

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JAMES P. CLEMENTS James P. Clements has said that no university in the country means as much to its state as West Virginia University means to West Virginia. Since becoming WVU’s 23rd president on June 30, 2009, Dr. Clements has shown a strong dedication to expanding the University’s role as a 21st century land-grant institution, providing superior academic programs, expanding a wellness initiative for students, technologically advancing research for use around the globe and strengthening service and health-care initiatives for the community. Dr. Clements has already announced several initiatives in support of this commitment, including: adding100 new faculty members to achieve goals directly related to WVU’s mission; building a new student health facility to increase wellness efforts; dedicating capital funds to expand outdoor recreational space for students; creating a grants budget office to assist researchers; and increasing research to strengthen the University’s position as a leader in fields such as energy, biometrics and health sciences. Additional priorities have been to continue offering world-class health care and – through WVU’s Top-10 ranked Rural Health Program – remain committed to increasing state outreach in the health sciences. Other goals include finding more efficient and effective ways to use technology to drive progress, increasing the diversity of WVU’s learning community and developing an even broader global focus in preparing students for new international opportunities. He also plans to focus on increasing student retention, increasing WVU’s doctoral program enrollment, enhancing leadership development and increasing operating funds. In 2009-10, private giving to the University increased, external and competitive funding for research grew, and student applications increased, keeping enrollment strong. A major strategic planning process was launched, several new facilities opened and ground was broken on a project to house WVU’s nationally acclaimed Physics Program. Recently, Dr. Clements was appointed to the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Commission on Women in Higher Education and was appointed to serve as the Outreach Liaison for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), representing the Mid-Atlantic Region. Dr. Clements’ previous experience in higher education demonstrates his ability to help achieve these objectives and guide WVU to continued stability, growth and prominence. Before joining the Mountaineer family, Dr. Clements served as provost and vice president at Towson University, the secondlargest public university in Maryland. Under his leadership, Towson developed academic and student support programs that led to impressive increases in enrollment as well as retention and graduation rates. Towson’s externally-funded research increased by 36 percent during Dr. Clements’ tenure as provost. Prior to becoming provost, he served as Towson University’s vice president for economic and community outreach and as the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. He was a fourtime recipient of Towson’s Faculty Member of the Year Award given by students at the university.

With a background in computer science, Dr. Clements also brings technological savvy to his role as president. He has a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. and Ph.D. in operations analysis from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), as well as an M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. His project management textbook, in its fourth edition, is used in more than 20 countries and is published in four languages. At WVU, Dr. Clements is a tenured professor in the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources’ Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. In October 2009, he was named UMBC’s Alumnus of the Year in the Engineering and Information Technology category. Dr. Clements chairs the boards of the WVU Research Corporation, West Virginia United Health System and WVU Hospitals. He also serves as an ex-officio member of the WVU Foundation and WVU Alumni Association boards. He is married to Beth Clements, and they have four children – Tyler, twin daughters Hannah and Maggie, and Grace.

The Clements family: Maggie, Tyler, Hannah (standing); Beth, Grace, Jim (seated), near WVU’s historic Woodburn Hall.


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Oliver Luck is the right man at the right time for West Virginia University. President James P. Clements appointed the former Mountaineer quarterback Director of Athletics on June 9, 2010, making him the 11th person to hold that title at WVU. “Oliver Luck is someone who has succeeded at the highest levels at everything he has done – from his college and professional football playing days to his academic pursuits and his professional business career,” said Clements. “He is the clear choice to carry forward what has truly been a golden era in athletics.” “It’s an incredible honor for me to be appointed as athletic director at my alma mater,” said Luck. “I care deeply about this school. I’ve had an opportunity to serve on the Board of Governors the last couple of years, and it’s given me a tremendous Former Mountaineer quarterback Oliver Luck became West Virginia University’s viewpoint of how important intercollegiate athletics is at a 11th director of athletics on June 14, 2010. land-grant institution like WVU. “WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country, and I am so pleased to be a part of its momentum and growth. NFL Europe in 1996. Luck totaled more than 10 years with the National This is a tremendous opportunity - a chance to return to a University Football League before becoming chief executive officer of the Harris and a state that I love at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.” County-Houston Sports Authority in 2001. Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of In that role, Luck oversaw the development and management of a success, first as a record-setting quarterback for the Mountaineers $1 billion professional sports and entertainment complex for the city of from 1978-81, then as a professional quarterback for the Houston Houston that included Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, Oilers, and later as a professional sports executive. Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Toyota Center, home Luck’s journey to the big chair at WVU began in his native of the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros and the Livestock Show and Cleveland, where in 1977 he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Rodeo. Club Player of the Year at St. Ignatius High. Luck chose WVU over Ivy In 2005, Luck was appointed as the first president of Major League League schools Harvard and Yale, embarking upon a career that saw Soccer’s Houston Dynamos, helping that organization to a pair of MLS him establish school records for touchdown passes and completions Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. Luck was in the midst of during his playing days, while also leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 securing the funding for an $80 million soccer complex to house the upset victory over Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl. Dynamos when the call came to return to his alma mater. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he completed 216 Prior to his current position at WVU, Luck was appointed by Gov. of 394 passes for 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns. He passed for a Joe Manchin in 2008 to a four-year term on the West Virginia University career-high 360 yards in a 27-24 loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome Board of Governors, a spot he relinquished in June 2010, to become in the final regular-season game of his career. director of athletics. Luck ended his college career with 5,765 yards and 43 touchdown The Rhodes Scholar finalist graduated from WVU magna cum laude passes, both figures still ranking among the best in school history. in 1982 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also earned a law degree Luck was a two-time team MVP in 1980 and 1981, and also received from the University of Texas, graduating cum laude in 1987. In 1997, the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football student-athlete with Luck was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, the highest grade point average. The two-time ESPN The Magazine and in 2008, he was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Academic All-American was the recipient of Today’s Top Five, Hall of Fame. presented for scholastics by the NCAA and was selected by the He is married to the former Kathy Wilson. They have two sons and National Football Foundation as one of its 10 scholar-athletes to make two daughters: Andrew, the starting quarterback and a Heisman Trophy a keynote speech at its annual banquet in 1982. candidate at Stanford; Mary Ellen, an incoming freshman volleyball Selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Houston player at Stanford; Emily and Addison. Oilers (44th overall pick), Luck spent four years with the Oilers from 1982-86. His most extended action came in 1983 when he started WVU’s Directors of Athletics six games and finished the season completing 124-of-217 passes for • Anthony Chez 1904-13 • E.R. Sweetland 1913-14 1,375 yards and eight touchdowns. • George Pyle 1914-17 • Harry Stansbury 1917-38 After retiring from football, Luck became vice president of business • Roy “Legs” Hawley 1938-54 • Robert “Red” Brown 1954-72 development for the National Football League and later was appointed • Leland Byrd 1972-78 • Richard Martin 1978-81 general manager of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the newly created World • Fred Schaus 1981-89 • Ed Pastilong 1989-2010 League of American Football. He spent the ’95 season as general • Oliver Luck 2010-present manager of the Rhein Fire before being named President and CEO of

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Mike Parsons Deputy Director of Athletics

Garrett Ford Terri Howes Keli Cunningham Michael Szul Associate Athletic Director Associate Athletic Director Associate Athletic Director Associate Athletics Director Student Services Sports Development Governance & Compliance Business Operations

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Niles Eggleston Michael Fragale Patrick Hairston Brad Howe Mike Kerin Assistant Athletic Director Assistant Athletic Director Assistant Athletic Director Assistant Athletic Director Assistant Athletic Director Development Communications Marketing & Sales Football Operations

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Sean Cleary Womens’ Cross Country Women’s Track & Field

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Jimmy King Rowing

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COACHING STAFF MOUNTAINEER PROFILES ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic all-District II team Marie-Louise Asselin...................................................................... Track Nicco Campriani...............................................................................Rifle Kaylyn Christopher......................................................................... Track Chelsey Corrotto.......................................................... Women’s Soccer Eric Jobe.................................................................................... Football Andy Lamson...................................................................................Rifle Josh Lider .................................................................................. Football Liz Repella . ............................................................Women’s Basketball Kiersten Spoerke.................................................................. Gymnastics Reed Williams ........................................................................... Football

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Team Record Baseball..........................................................................................27-30 Cross Country.............................................................Sixth place NCAA Men’s Basketball........31-7 (NCAA Final Four) – BIG EAST Champions Finished No. 3 nationally in Coaches’ Poll Women’s Basketball......................................... 29-6 (NCAA 2nd Round) Finished No. 15 nationally in Coaches’ Poll Football.................... 9-4, (22/25 in final national polls – 2nd BIG EAST) Gymnastics.......................................................................................19-9 Rowing............................................................................. 6th BIG EAST Men’s Soccer...................................................................................7-5-6 Women’s Soccer...........................................10-7-6 (NCAA 2nd Round) Men’s Swimming and Diving....5-3, 4th BIG EAST (5 NCAA Qualifiers), CSCAAA Scholar-Athlete All-America team Women’s Swimming and Diving................................ 5-6, 3rd BIG EAST Women’s Tennis...............................................................................17-7 Rifle.............................................................................. 11-0 (3rd NCAA) GARC Regular Season and Postseason Champions Women’s Track....................... Indoor: 10th NCAA, Outdoor: 16th NCAA Volleyball........................................................................................17-13 Wrestling.............................................................3-10, 3 NCAA qualifiers

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BIG EAST Academic All-Stars Max Anderson............................................................................ Football Don Barclay................................................................................ Football Carmen Connolly........................................................................ Football Zac Cooper................................................................................. Football Eric Jobe.................................................................................... Football Scott Kozlowski.......................................................................... Football Josh Lider................................................................................... Football Scott Loving................................................................................ Football Cody Nutter................................................................................ Football Keith Tandy................................................................................. Football Tyler Urban................................................................................. Football Reed Williams............................................................................ Football

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National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society Josh Lider................................................................................... Football Reed Williams............................................................................ Football

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EAGL All-Academic Team Amy Bieski............................................................................ Gymnastics Hailey Fairchild..................................................................... Gymnastics Arlene Hathaway.................................................................. Gymnastics Naja Johnson....................................................................... Gymnastics Stephanie Keaton................................................................. Gymnastics Emily Kerwin......................................................................... Gymnastics Tina Maloney........................................................................ Gymnastics Faye Meaden....................................................................... Gymnastics Shelly Purkat........................................................................ Gymnastics Alaska Richardson............................................................... Gymnastics Jenn Sharon......................................................................... Gymnastics Kiersten Spoerke.................................................................. Gymnastics Chelsi Tabor.......................................................................... Gymnastics Ashley Wilson....................................................................... Gymnastics Jessica Young...................................................................... Gymnastics

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CRCA All-Academic Nicco Campriani...............................................................................Rifle Michael Kulbacki..............................................................................Rifle Andy Lamson...................................................................................Rifle Justin Pentz......................................................................................Rifle Kyle Smith........................................................................................Rifle Ashley Zultanky................................................................................Rifle

Second Team All-Americans Carolyn Blank............................................................... Women’s Soccer Da’Sean Butler.............................................................Men’s Basketball Jedd Gyorko.............................................................................. Baseball Andy Lamson...................................................................................Rifle Tommy Santelli.................................................................................Rifle Bryant Wallizer.................................................................................Rifle Third Team All-Americans Scott Kozlowski.......................................................................... Football Da’Sean Butler.............................................................Men’s Basketball Honorable Mention All-Americans Kayla Andrews.........................................................Women’s Swimming Rachael Burnett.......................................................Women’s Swimming Morgan Callaway.....................................................Women’s Swimming Brandon Hogan.......................................................................... Football Scott Kozlowski.......................................................................... Football Michael Kulbacki..............................................................................Rifle Justin Pentz......................................................................................Rifle Shaunna Purtell.......................................................Women’s Swimming Tommy Santelli.................................................................................Rifle

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Major Award Winners Carolyn Blank............................ TopDrawerSoccer National Third Team Da’Sean Butler..........................................Lowes’ Senior CLASS Award Chelsea Carrier............................. Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year Noel Devine................................ Konica Minolta Gator Bowl WVU MVP Jon Hammond................................................. GARC Coach of the Year Andy Lamson...................................................... GARC Scholar-Athlete Eric Schoenle.............................. TopDrawerSoccer all-rookie first team Reed Williams......National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete/Konica Minolta Gator Bowl WVU Scholar-Athlete

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2009-10 First Team All-Americans Marie-Louise Asselin ........ Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track Keri Bland ......................... Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track Da’Sean Butler.............................................................Men’s Basketball Nicco Campriani...............................................................................Rifle Kaylyn Christopher.............................................................. Indoor Track Brandi Eskew...................................................................................Rifle Clara Grandt ..................... Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track Jedd Gyorko.............................................................................. Baseball Karly Hamric..................................................................... Outdoor Track Michael Kulbacki..............................................................................Rifle Andy Lamson...................................................................................Rifle Jessica O’Connell................................................................ Indoor Track April Rotilio.......................................................................... Indoor Track Bryant Wallizer.................................................................................Rifle

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All-Region Carolyn Blank............................................................... Women’s Soccer Da’Sean Butler (East Region All-Tournament).............Men’s Basketball Raymon Gaddis................................................................. Men’s Soccer Zach Johnson ................................................................... Men’s Soccer Kevin Jones (East Region All-Tournament)..................Men’s Basketball Nicole Mailloux............................................................. Women’s Soccer Joe Mazzulla (East Region MVP).................................Men’s Basketball Megan Mischler............................................................ Women’s Soccer Eric Schoenle.................................................................... Men’s Soccer

All-BIG EAST Kayla Andrews.........................................................Women’s Swimming Marie-Louise Asselin........................... Cross Country and outdoor track Kimberly Benda........................................................................... Rowing Tyler Bitancurt............................................................................ Football Keri Bland......................................................................... Cross Country Carolyn Blank .............................................................. Women’s Soccer Jarrett Brown.............................................................................. Football Asya Bussie.............................................................Women’s Basketball Robin Burnett..........................................................Women’s Swimming Da’Sean Butler.............................................................Men’s Basketball Morgan Callaway.....................................................Women’s Swimming Taylor Camp.................................................................Men’s Swimming Korinne Campbell....................................................Women’s Basketball Selvish Capers........................................................................... Football Noel Devine................................................................................ Football Devin Ebanks...............................................................Men’s Basketball Brad Eichenseer...........................................................Men’s Swimming Lauren Evans...........................................................................Volleyball George Farquhar..........................................................Men’s Swimming

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BIG EAST Champions Marie-Louise Asselin.......Outdoor Track (5,000 meters), Indoor Track (5,000 meters) Chelsea Carrier................. Indoor Track (Pentathlon; 60 meter hurdles) Clara Grandt...........................................Outdoor Track (10,000 meters) Karly Hamric.............................................Outdoor Track (1,500 meters)

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Jared Goldthorpe..........................................................Men’s Swimming Clara Grandt........................................ Cross Country and outdoor track Jedd Gyorko.............................................................................. Baseball Karly Hamric...................................................................... Outdoor track Brandon Hogan.......................................................................... Football Zach Johnson.................................................................... Men’s Soccer Kevin Jones..........................................Men’s Basketball all-tournament Sarah Kosmak.........................................................Women’s Swimming Scott Kozlowski.......................................................................... Football Nicole Mailloux............................................................. Women’s Soccer Robyn Matthews......................................................Women’s Swimming Gift Maworere.................................................................... Men’s Soccer Sarah Miles..............................Women’s Basketball and all-tournament Megan Mischler............................................................ Women’s Soccer Chris Neild.................................................................................. Football Mandie Nugent........................................................Women’s Swimming Shauna Purtell.........................................................Women’s Swimming Liz Repella................................Women’s Basketball and all-tournament Caroline Rettig............................................................................. Rowing Bri Rodriguez................................. Women’s Soccer and all-tournament Robert Sands............................................................................. Football Eric Schoenle.................................................................... Men’s Soccer Abel “Shadow” Sebele....................................................... Men’s Soccer Stephanie Shupe.....................................................Women’s Swimming Hugh Simmonds...........................................................Men’s Swimming Caroline Szwed............................................................ Women’s Soccer J.T. Thomas................................................................................ Football Reed Williams............................................................................ Football

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NACGC/W Scholastic All-America Kiersten Spoerke.................................................................. Gymnastics Shelly Purkat........................................................................ Gymnastics Stephanie Keaton................................................................. Gymnastics Jenn Sharon......................................................................... Gymnastics Hailey Fairchild..................................................................... Gymnastics Amy Bieski............................................................................ Gymnastics Jessica Young...................................................................... Gymnastics Tina Maloney........................................................................ Gymnastics Arlene Hathaway.................................................................. Gymnastics

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Women’s basketball, also set a school record for most wins in a season (29), finished second in the BIG EAST with 13 wins and was the BIG EAST Championship runner-up for the second time in school history. WVU reached as high as No. 7 in both major polls, marking its highest ranking in school history, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s second round for the third time in the last four years. Liz Repella was named an ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA first team Academic All-American while Repella, Sarah Miles, Asya Bussie and Korinne Campbell were named all-BIG EAST. Coach Mike Carey was named BIG EAST co-Coach of the Year. Cross Country finished sixth at the NCAA Championships, marking the third-straight Top 10 national finish for the Mountaineers. Seniors Marie-Louise Asselin, Keri Bland and Clara Grandt earned All-America and all-BIG EAST honors and the squad was named an all-academic team by the USTFCCCA by showing the ninth-highest team GPA in the country, which also marked the highest GPA of any of the Top 25 teams at nationals. The cross country success carried over to the indoor track season as the team posted a program-best fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships and school-best 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Junior Chelsea Carrier and Asselin won conference titles in the pentathlon and 5,000-meter race, respectively, while seven student-athletes were named All-Americans, headlined by Carrier, Asselin, Bland, Grandt, Kaylyn Christopher, Jessica O’Connell and April Rotilio. Outdoor track finished 16th at the NCAA Championships, marking the highest finish in program history. Four Mountaineers garnered All-America honors, led by senior Asselin’s second-place showing in the 5,000-meter race. Senior Grandt finished fourth in the 10,000-meters, while classmates Karly Hamric and Bland finished sixth and ninth, respectively, in the 1,500 meters.

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. That certainly held true for West Virginia University Intercollegiate Athletics during the 2009-10 academic year. What stayed the same? Simply, it was WVU flexing its collective athletic muscles in the BIG EAST and on the national scene, yet again, in what continues to be the contemporary Golden Era. What changed? Simply, it was just changing the calendar to another year. Leading the way in what was yet another banner season for the department was the men’s basketball team’s school-record 31 wins, which saw the squad reach the NCAA Final Four for the second time in school history and win its first-ever BIG EAST championship. The team finished the year No. 3 in the final ESPN/USA Today poll, defeated seven ranked teams, reached the “Sweet 16” for the fifth time in the last six NCAA Tournament appearances, and coach Bob Huggins won his 670th career game in the Elite 8 victory over Kentucky. Individually, Da’Sean Butler led the way for WVU, garnering John Wooden, Basketball Times and Associated Press All-America honors and was named the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award winner. Devin Ebanks, Kevin Jones and Joe Mazzulla also garnered postseason honors. Football posted a 9-4 record and a 5-2 BIG EAST mark, tying for second in the league. WVU posted its fifth-straight season of nine wins or more, played in its eighth-straight bowl game and sixth New Year’s Day Bowl in the decade when it played Florida State in the Gator Bowl. WVU finished No. 22/25 in the final polls, marking the fifth- straight season WVU has finished in the Associated Press’ Top 25. Quarterback Jarrett Brown became the first 2,000-yard passer since 1998, and Noel Devine rushed for 1,465 yards, marking the 13th season out of the last 14 years where a Mountaineer eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark. Ten Mountaineers earned all-BIG EAST honors, while Reed Williams, a two-time Academic All-American, was named the BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Year and a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete. West Virginia is the only school in the country during the last six years to win two BCS Bowl Games in football and make four Sweet 16 appearances in men’s basketball.

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Rifle, fresh off its 14th national championship in 2009, posted an 11-0 record in 2010, a third-place finish at nationals and was the GARC regular season and postseason champions. Seven shooters earned 12 National Rifle Association All-America honors, while coach Jon Hammond was named the GARC Coach of the Year. Gymnastics qualified for its 27th regional, and the Mountaineers were hosts of the NCAA Southeast Regional, finishing fourth. On the year, WVU posted a 19-9 record and a 10-2 EAGL record. Four Mountaineers garnered all-EAGL honors headlined by junior Amy Bieski garnering five accolades, including two first-team honors. At Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, the Mountaineer women’s soccer team qualified for its 10th-straight NCAA Tournament appearance with a 10-7-6 record, knocked off the highest-ranked opponent in school history with a 2-1 victory at No. 5 Penn State, and coach Nikki Izzo-Brown won her 200th career game in the 1-0 decision at Providence. Five Mountaineers garnered all-BIG EAST accolades, led by All-American Carolyn Blank’s all-BIG EAST first team recognition. The men’s soccer team advanced to the BIG EAST Tournament for the sixth straight season with a 7-5-6 mark, while four players earned all-BIG EAST honors. WVU defeated two ranked teams in 2010, including No. 3 USF at home, marking the highest ranked opponent defeated since knocking off No. 1 Connecticut in 2007. Goalkeeper Zach Johnson and defender Eric Schoenle led the team in individual honors.

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had a combined 13 student-athletes garner all-BIG EAST accolades as both teams finished third at the BIG EAST Championships. Four swimmers earned honorablemention All-America honors. Volleyball boasted its best league finish in over a decade and posted a 17-13 overall mark. Junior Lauren Evans was named all-BIG EAST. Women’s tennis finished the season 17-7, the most wins since 2004, and 7-3 in BIG EAST competition. The Mountaineers had a nine-match winstreak during the season and defeated BIG EAST-rival Pitt for the first time in three years. WVU was honored by the ITA as a 2009 all-academic team, and Stephanie LaFortune and Veronica Cardenas were named scholar-athletes. Wrestling qualified three student-athletes for the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Four Mountaineers finished the season ranked in the nation’s Top 33 and three Mountaineers placed second in their respective weight classes at the EWL Championships. Rowing placed sixth at the BIG EAST Championship with 63 points as the Varsity 4+ boat of Amanda Hirsch, Kaitlyn Brownson, Kensie Phillips, Brittany Brooks and coxswain Anastasia DuPont won a bronze medal. Senior Kimberly Benda garnered first team all-BIG EAST accolades and was named a BIG EAST Institutional Female Scholar-Athlete. Baseball posted a 27-30 record, led by all-BIG EAST shortstop Jedd Gyorko, who finished his career as the school’s career leader in batting average (.404), doubles (73), extra base-hits (113) and is tied for the school record in home runs (35). Gyorko was selected 59th overall in the second round by the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft.


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Media Information Media Services The West Virginia University Sports Communications Office will be available throughout the entire 2010-11 track & field season to accommodate media requests.

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Following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia track & field team. Any additional questions should be directed to the sports communications track & field contact, Kelly Tuckwiller.

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During the Week Any member of the media wishing to interview a student-athlete or member of the coaching staff during the week should speak with the track & field contact, Kelly Tuckwiller, at the sports communications office via phone, (304) 293-2821, at least 24 hours in advance. Photography Members of the media interested in coaches and student-athlete head shots and select action photos can request a photo CD from the WVU Sports Communications Office.

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Comprehensive Coverage All news releases are posted on MSNsportsNET.com. Media can access the latest happenings of Mountaineer track & field by checking in regularly to MSNsportsNET.com’s home page or the track & field page. Event Coverage MSNsportsNET.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on West Virginia track & field before, during and after an event. Extensive postgame coverage also can be found on MSNsportsNET. com, including game recaps, photo galleries and more.

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And Much More Updated daily, MSNsportsNET.com also provides ticket information, radio and television listings, viewer surveys, trivia contests, links to other great sports sites, the BIG EAST and information on West Virginia’s 16 other varsity sports. Log on by typing in www.MSNsportsNET. com to get the latest Mountaineer news. The place to go daily for all the latest Mountaineer news is West Virginia’s interactive online site, MSNsportsNET.com. The attractive site offers everything for the WVU track & field fan. From live statistics and commentaries, to all the information on the next opponent plus game notes, press releases, player features and breaking news, MSNsportsNET.com is a Mountaineer track & field fanatic’s haven. And Mountaineer fans from anywhere in the world never have to miss the big game again thanks to MSNsportsNET.com.

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WVU SPORTS COMMUNICATIONS MOUNTAINEER TRACK & FIELD

Sports Information

The West Virginia University Sports Communications Office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate. The main sports communications office is Room 107 with additional offices in Room 214. Kelly Tuckwiller is in her third season as the track & field contact.

COACHING STAFF

Mailing Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877

Michael Fragale....................Assistant Athletic Director, Communications Bryan Messerly............................................... Sports Information Director Joe Swan.......................................................Sports Publications Director John Antonik...........................................................Director of New Media Mike Montoro................................... Director of Football Communications Katie Kane......................................Associate Sports Information Director Tim Goodenow.............................. Assistant Sports Publications Director Shannon McNamara.......................Assistant Sports Information Director Lisa Ammons............................................................... Business Manager Amy Prunty................................................................... Program Assistant

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

Overnight Shipping Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University 107 Coliseum Monongahela Blvd.

Cheryl Maust................................................................ Program Assistant

Grant Dovey.................................................................. Student Assistant

Morgantown, WV 26505

Julie Brown..................................................................Graduate Assistant Kelly Tuckwiller............................................................Graduate Assistant Daniel Whitehead........................................................Graduate Assistant Tiffany Doolittle.............................................................. Student Assistant

Phone Information Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105

Directions to Mountaineer Track 2010-11 SEASON 2009-10 REVIEW RECORD BOOK WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

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From I-79 Take the Star City/WVU (mile marker 155) exit. Follow signs to West Virginia University. Cross the Star City Bridge and proceed up Monongahela Boulevard past Texas Roadhouse. Mountaineer Track is just ahead on the right.

From I-68 Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit and follow signs toward the football stadium. At the second traffic light, turn right on Route 705. Turn left at the sixth traffic light onto Van Voorhis Road. The road becomes Patteson Drive at University Avenue. Proceed up Patteson to the light at Jerry West Boulevard. Turn right at the stoplight and Mountaineer Track will be on your left.


2010-11 WVU Track & Field Guide  

2010-11 WVU Track & Field Guide