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Table of Contents & Credits In the Spotlight A Winning Tradition Community Service Strength and Conditioning Athletic Training Facilities Big 12 Conference Student-Athlete Support Campus Life Mountaineer Excellence

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Head Coach Sean Cleary Coach Cleary Highlights Assistant Coach Shelly Gallimore Support Staff

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Rosters Returner Bios Newcomer Bios

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Credits: The 2012-13 West Virginia University track & field guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor: Tim Goodenow Author: Abby Norman Page Layout & Cover Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc., Tim Goodenow Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Barrett, Bob Beverly, John Bright, Tad Davis, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, Dan Friend, Jeff Geissler, Tim Goodenow, David Green, Mike Hardy, Julia Lucas, Dan Nagy, Brian Persinger, Steven M. Prunty, Chuck Scheer, Steve Smith, Martin Valent, WVU Athletic Archives, WVU Photographic Services, Alison Toffle, David Zicherman.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer student-athlete is special. Without a professional sports team in the state, folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics. Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public. Your interaction with these groups is also part of your educational process. If you take advantage of these opportunities, it can have a positive effect, not only on your career as a student-athlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.

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A WINNING TRADITION Few programs across the country can equal the level of success the Mountaineers have enjoyed over recent years. Widely regarded as one of the most respected programs in the nation, West Virginia’s notoriety does not come without merit. Under coach Sean Cleary, 12 student-athletes have garnered All-America honors, while 27 athletes have achieved the rank in the history of WVU track and field. During the 2010-11 season alone, 13 All-America honors were captured by eight different athletes. Over the past two seasons, WVU athletes have achieved 17 Big East individual titles and 12 athletes have qualified to participate at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, including a school-best seven in 2011.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE Winning and working hard are important to the West Virginia University track and field team. But becoming successful and positive role models in the community is just as significant. Each year, the Mountaineers work to give back to Morgantown and surrounding communities, including events like the Jerry Lewis Telethon. The team also regularly donates its time and knowledge by hosting and teaching local youth track clubs the fundamentals of the sport, along with teaching the participants the importance of good sportsmanship, courage, determination and hard work. Mountaineer coaches and players also take part in Relay for Life of Monongalia County, the American Cancer Society’s signature activity, which offers everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer.

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING 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 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. 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. For track and field runners, the entire year is carefully planned and tailored to the track and field season to prepare for optimal performance during the season and peaking at championship meets.

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ATHLETIC TRAINING The West Virginia athletic training program looks to get its student-athletes back on the field in a timely manner while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches. The scope of the athletic training services encompass various domains including injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education, and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain an optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic competition. Multiple athletic training rooms are available for studentathletes furnished with the latest in technology and equipment. The athletic training staff will work in conjunction with the team physicians and athletic administration to assure the student-athletes receive quality care throughout their careers at WVU.

ALL STUDENT-ATHLETES WILL ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN PROGRAM INDIVIDUALLY CALCULATED AND UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

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FACILITIES Home to one of the finest indoor facilities in the region, 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 and facility, which features a top-notch track as well as adequate room for field events. Athletic training and strength and conditioning facilities are 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 Marty Pushkin Track Classic, the WVU Invitational and the Gold-Blue Open, all featuring teams from across the state and the east coast. Just outside the doors of the WVU Shell Building is the outdoor track facility. Home to the Mountaineers when weather permits, West Virginia is lucky enough to have top-notch facilities located side-by-side.

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BIG 12 CONFERENCE The new Big 12 ushers in its 17th year by welcoming a new commissioner and two new members as it continues to promote the stability, strength and success of one of the nation’s premier athletic conferences. Bob Bowlsby was named the Conference’s fourth commissioner on May 4, 2012, after spending the previous six years as director of athletics at Stanford University. TCU and West Virginia became the Big 12’s first additions since inception, joining Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech. Big 12 institutions create a league that encompasses five states and nearly 37 million people. More than 4,200 studentathletes from across the United States and around the World compete annually in the sports sponsored by the Conference. The Big 12 is a strong conference that, like WVU, values quality academic and athletic programs, and has a great tradition of success. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or within the community, the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship. In its first 16 years, the Conference has distributed more than $1.6 billion to its member institutions. The conference office is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

THE BIG 12 CONDUCTS POSTSEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 20 OF ITS 23 SPORTS, INCLUDING TRACK & FIELD.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES 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 personal-social 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 a string of nine consecutive years where the department has had at least one first team Academic All-American. To help its student-athletes achieve academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center. The 8,000-square foot facility provides individual and group study areas, a plethora of computer stations and the latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in.

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West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, over the past eight years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year. WVU’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 975 according to data released today by the NCAA. The APR is based upon eligibility and retention of student-athletes over a four-year period, used as an assessment of real-time academic success. WVU’s average APR score of 975 is up one point from last year’s average is higher than the NCAA’s overall four-year APR average score of 973. For the 2010-11 academic year, West Virginia had three teams with perfect 1,000 scores: gymnastics, rowing and men’s soccer. 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 better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

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Character: Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

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Research Classification: Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Research Funding: Faculty conduct $174 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants. Combined WVU Expense Budget: Approximately $955 million. Accreditations: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies. Governance: WVU is governed by the WVU Board of Governors and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Location: Morgantown, W.Va., population 28,654, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: One of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney. com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes. Student Profile: Fall 2012 enrollment was 29,706 (15,294 West Virginia residents, 14,323 nonresidents). Academic Excellence: WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships – 25 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 35 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, two Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), nine Boren Scholars, five Gilman Scholars, 30 Fulbright Scholars and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar. Degrees Granted: In 2010-11, WVU awarded 6,289 degrees, over 35% of which were graduate or professional level. Faculty & Staff Profile: Excellent faculty—18 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students. Academics: 13 colleges and schools offering 191 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; engineering and mineral resources; human resources and education; journalism; law; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences.

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Student Living Experience: The First-Year Experience—unique among state universities—helps students navigate their first year at WVU. A sampling of services: Lincoln Hall, a residential college; Resident Faculty Leaders, faculty couples who live in the halls to mentor and guide students; and Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun, and healthy activities; an award-winning Student Recreation Center. Transportation: University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Morgantown’s expanded MountainLine bus service offers free rides to students and employees. WVU ID required for all services. Safety: WVU has one of the safest college campuses in America, with 24-hour police protection and 37 outdoor emergency phones. Student Organizations: Choose from over 300 student organizations, or participate in an active intramural program and a variety of club sports. Study Abroad: More than 900 students participate in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. Civic Engagement: The Center for Civic Engagement develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum. Last year, about 15,726 WVU students contributed 204,000 hours of service to the community. Scholarships & Aid: Approximately $10 million a year is awarded by the WVU Scholars Program; more than 5,000 students benefit from this program annually. In addition, there are many different types of scholarships available based on academic record, financial need, group affiliation, or some combination of these factors. Parents Club: The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 20,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news, and a “Parent Perk” program. Membership is free.

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Team Record Baseball: 23-32, 9-18 Big East Cross Country: 8th place at the NCAA Championships Men’s Basketball: 19-14, 9-9 Big East; NCAA Second Round Women’s Basketball: 24-10, 11-5 Big East; NCAA Second Round Football: 10-3, 5-2 Big East; Big East Champions; 2012 Discover Orange Bowl Champions Gymnastics: 21-5, 12-1 EAGL; EAGL Champions; NCAA Regionals Rifle: 12-2, 5-1 GARC; GARC Champions; 6th place at NCAA Championships Rowing: 7th Big East Men’s Soccer: 11-8-1, 6-3 Big East, NCAA Second Round

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Beth Deal, gymnastics: EAGL Champion balance beam Kata Fodor, women’s swimming: 800 free relay Mike Morales, wrestling: EWL 141 Mandie Nugent, women’s swimming: 100 fly, 200 fly, 800 free relay Big East Champion Matt Ryan, wrestling: EWL 184 Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics: EAGL Champion - all-around, vault, uneven bars Danielle Smith, women’s swimming: 800 free relay Brandon Williamson, wrestling: EWL 285 Petra Zublasing, rifle: GARC air rifle, smallbore, combined score champion NCAA Champions Petra Zublasing, rifle: air rifle First Team All-Americans Tavon Austin, football: Associated Press, CBSSports.com College Football, Phil Steele’s Chelsea Carrier-Eades, women’s track: 100-meter hurdles and heptathlon Kaitlyn Gillespie, women’s cross country Kate Harrison, women’s cross country Erica Henderson, women’s soccer: NSCA Kevin Jones, men’s basketball: John R. Wooden Petra Zublasing, rifle: NRA smallbore and air rifle


Academic All-Americans Kaylyn Christopher(track/cross country), third team Kaitlyn Gillespie (track/cross country), first team Kate Harrison (track/cross country), first team Ahna Lewis, (track/cross country), third team Petra Zublasing, rifle, second team Conference Major Awards Tavon Austin, football: Big East Special Teams Player of the Year Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming: Big East Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Andy Bevin, men’s soccer: Big East Rookie of the Year Thomas Kyanko: GARC Rookie of the Year, GARC Scholar Athlete Tina Maloney, gymnastics: EAGL MVP Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer: Big East Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player Blake Miller, women’s soccer: Big East Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player Kate Schwindel, women’s soccer: Big East Rookie of the Year Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics: EAGL Gymnast of the Year

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE Petra Zublasing: GARC Shooter of the Year Coaching Awards Jon Hammond, rifle: NRA Distinguished College Coach Dana Holgorsen, football: FWAA First Year Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown, women’s soccer: 2011 Frontier Field Walk of Fame inductee Vic Riggs, women’s swimming: Big East Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year

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Sean Cleary Track & Field Head Coach Sixth Season/21st with program

Sean Cleary, one of the sport’s most talented and knowledgeable coaches, is in his sixth season at the helm of the West Virginia University cross country and track and field teams after being associated with the program for more than 20 years. With his expertise in mentoring, training, conditioning and recruiting, Cleary has quickly built West Virginia’s programs into a national powerhouse with numerous All-Americans and multiple all-conference runners. Coming off some of the most successful seasons in WVU track and field history, Cleary continues to validate his reputation as one of the top coaches in the nation. The 2011-12 Mountaineer squad sent Chelsea Carrier-Eades and Jessica O’Connell to the NCAA Outdoor Championships where both earned All-America honors. In addition, 10 athletes qualified for the NCAA East Regional and 18 were sent to both the Big East Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Maintaining a presence in the league scene, WVU placed fifth at the conference championships in which 10 athletes scored points to earn All-Big East honors. An expert spokesman of athletics and academics, Cleary has also set up a training regimen that allowed four athletes to earn Academic All-America accolades.

In 2010-11, the Mountaineers earned their fourth consecutive Top-20 finish in indoor and outdoor track, a year in which 13 All-American performances were turned in by eight athletes, including four from the eight-time All-American Carrier-Eades. At the conference level, eight WVU athletes were crowned Big East champions and Cleary and his staff were given the Big East Coaching Staff of the Year award. Cleary also was one of eight finalists for the USTFCCCA National Coach of the Year award. 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. Carrier-Eades was also named the Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year after earning two Big East titles and breaking the school record in the pentathlon at the Sykes and Sabock Challenge on Feb. 5. Cleary helped 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). 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

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Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for her efforts throughout the season. 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) team 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-Eades 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). Cleary led his 2008 nationally ranked cross country squad to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, the highest finish in school history, and guided Asselin and Bland to their second consecutive All-America honors. 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 multiyear 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 record-setting 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 thenschool 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. 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. From 1998 to 2004, WVU’s distance medley relay team qualified for nationals sevenconsecutive years, the second-longest streak in the nation under Cleary’s watch. 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 All-Americans, 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

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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. He resides in Morgantown with his wife, Heather.


Recent Major Accomplishments Under Cleary Track & FIeld -Three All-America performances between Chelsea Carrier-Eades and Jessica O’Connell in 2012 - 10 individuals sent to NCAA East Regional and 18 to Big East Indoor and Outdoor Championships in 2012 -Four CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 2012 (1st team: Kate Harrison, Kaitlyn Gillespie; 3rd team: Kaylyn Christopher, Ahna Lewis) -13 All-America performances by eight athletes during the 2011 indoor and outdoor seasons -Sent a school-record seven athletes to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2011 -Eight Big East champions in 2011 and tied school-record 12 athletes sent to regionals - Eight All-Americans in 2010 - Listed 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, Chelsea Carrier-Eades - Five conference champions in 2010 - Four NCAA Qualifiers in 2008 - 2008-09 Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year, Clara Grandt - 2009 Big East Indoor Most Outstanding Track Performer - Nine Big East champions in 2009 - Four USTFCCCA All-Academic team members in 2009 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 Katelyn Williams - Third team All-American in the high jump in 2011 - NCAA qualifier in the high jump during the outdoor season in 2010 - Penn Relays high jump division champion in 2010 - NCAA Regional outdoor qualifier as a freshman

Keri Bland - Third-team CoSIDA Academic All American in 2011 - Third-team All-American in the 1,500-meter run in 2011 - 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 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 Distance Medley Relay - Eighth at 2010 NCAAs/All-American - Fourth at 2008 NCAAs/All-American - Big East meet record and school record Chelsea Carrier-Eades -2012 All-American in the heptathlon (third, 5,839 points) and 100m hurdles (7th, 13.10) -Broke school record in the 100m hurdles with a 12.78 in the semifinals round at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships, breaking her previous best of 12.93 from the 2012 Big East Championships - Won heptathlon at the Texas Relays for a second consecutive year, first female to accomplish the feat - Placed 13th in the 100m hurdles semifinals at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials - In 2011, broke records in the 60m hurdles, pentathlon, 100m hurdles and heptathlon - First team All-American in heptathlon and third team All-American in the 100m hurdles in 2011 - All-American in the 60m hurdles during the 2011 indoor season - 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

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Shelly-Anne Gallimore Assistant Coach Fifth Season/Seventh Year Overall

Shelly-Anne Gallimore enters her fifth season as an assistant coach with West Virginia University’s track and field 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 participants and several NCAA Regional qualifiers in the high jump. Most recently, she helped sophomore Stormy Nesbit break the school record in the triple jump as she earned a 13.07-meter jump at the 2012 ECAC Championships. Three long jumpers (Chelsea Carrier-Eades, Nesbit, Meghan Mock) placed second through fourth at the Big East Outdoor Championships, and high jumper Sydney Cummings earned a careerbest height of 1.77 meters at the NCAA East Regional, the fourth-best height in WVU history. In 2011, she was instrumental in helping high jumper Katelyn Williams and long jumper Meghan Mock earn their first ever All-America honors through close supervision and strength and conditioning modifications. In 2010, Gallimore aided multi-event student-athlete Chelsea Carrier-Eades 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 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Toronto, where she cleared 1.71-meters, while Natasha Redman jumped a personal-best 1.75-meters at the Duke/Asics Invitational to qualify for the NCAA Regionals.

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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.


Dr. Martin Pushkin

Volunteer Assistant: Sprints/Hurdles

Ilora Cipolat

Amy Hile

Interim Assistant Coach

Sandy Cole-DeMent

Becky Connolly

Gradaute Assistant Athletic Trainer

Abby Norman

Dr. Matt Lively Medical Director

Volunteer Assistant: Pole Vault

Beth Byron

Athletic Trainer

Educational Counselor

Sports Communications Graduate Assistant

Mike Tornifolio

Sean Hopkins

Volunteer Assistant: Distance

Strength Coach

Bubba Schmidt

Equipment Manager

Mark Cormier

Sports Psychologist

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Steve Bierer

Assistant Equipment Manager

Cindy Smith

Administrative Assistant


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2012-13 Roster Name

Position Height Class

By State/Country

Hometown

West Virginia

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Heather Adams

Throws

5-10

Sr.

Reedsville, Pa.

Stephanie Aldea

Distance

5-8

Sr.

Windsor, Ontario

Canada 3

Jenna Barreto

Sprints

5-4

Jr.

Long Island, N.Y.

Pennsylvania 5

Ashanti Bess

Sprints

5-8

Fr.

Belle Mead, N.J.

Ohio 5

Sarah-Anne Brault

Distance

5-6

Sr.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Maryland 3

Rachel Buser

Distance

5-5

Sr.

Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Virginia 2

Shakiyla Cosby

Sprints

5-11

Jr.

Oak Hill, W.Va.

Colorado 1

Josie Crouch

Distance

5-9

So.

Hurricane, W.Va. Charleston, W.Va.

New Jersey

1

New York

1

Sydney Cummings

High Jump

5-8

Sr.

Christa D’Egidio

Mid-Distance

5-3

Fr.

Canton, Ohio

Jamaica 1

Shannen Daly

Mid-Distance

5-8

Fr.

Dale City, Va.

Michigan 1

Kiley Defibaugh

Pole Vault

5-7

Fr.

Moundsville, W.Va.

Minnesota 1

Arielle Gaither

Hurdles

5-3

Jr.

Baltimore, Md.

Kaitlyn Gillespie

Distance

5-2

Jr.

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Peyton Hampson

Mid-Distance

5-8

Fr.

Waynesburg, Pa.

Seniors 12

Jordan Hamric

Distance

5-4

Sr.

Bruceton Mills, W.Va.

Juniors 15

Gabrielle Harrington

Pole Vault

5-4

Jr.

Erie, Pa.

Rachel Hewitt

Pole Vault

5-6

Fr.

Morgantown, W.Va.

Chelsea Jarvis

Distance

5-2

Jr.

Clendenin, W.Va.

Brianna Kerekes

Sprints

5-5

Fr.

Morgantown, W.Va.

By Event

By Class

Sophomores

7

Freshmen 14

Alison Kimble

Distance

5-0

So.

Morgantown, W.Va.

Distance 21

Alex Klauke

Mid-Distance

5-2

Jr.

Morgantown, W.Va.

Mid-Distance 4

Karissa Knabenshue

Throws

5-7

So.

Buckhannon, W.Va.

Sprints 6

Lindsay Kopenhaver

Pole Vault

5-4

Sr.

Hanover, Pa.

Throws 4

Sarah Martinelli

Distance

5-2

Jr.

Morgantown, W.Va.

Multi-Event 1

Lydia Martinelli

Distance

4-11

So.

Morgantown, W.Va.

Pole Vault

7

Sarah McCauley

Distance

5-4

Fr.

Belington, W.Va.

High Jump

3

Kristen McWhorter

Sprints

5-5

Jr.

Horner, W.Va.

Aubrey Moskal

Distance

5-4

Sr.

Morgantown, W.Va.

Lauren Moskal

Multi-Event

5-4

Sr.

Morgantown, W.Va.

Kimberly Mulvin

Pole Vault

5-4

Jr.

Erie, Pa.

Stormy Nesbit

Jumps

6-0

Jr.

Roseville, Minn.

Allison Pettit

Distance

5-6

Jr.

Morgantown, W.Va.

Savanna Plombon

Distance

5-8

So.

Frederick, Md.

Hallie Portner

Distance

5-1

Sr.

Morgantown, W.Va.

Alanna Pritts

Throws

5-5

Sr.

Weirton, W.Va.

Letitia Propst

Distance

5-4

Fr.

Elkins, W.Va.

Alyssa Scherich

Distance

5-7

Fr.

Fairmont, W.Va.

Sydney Scott

Distance

5-3

Fr.

Denver, Colo.

Katlyn Shelar

Pole Vault

5-5

Jr.

Novi, Mich.

Hannah Stone

Jumps

5-7

Fr.

Thurmont, Md.

Paige Szabat

Distance

5-3

Fr.

Wadsworth, Ohio

Brittney Thomas

Throws

5-6

Sr.

Oak Hill, W.Va.

Chene Townsend

Hurdles

5-9

Jr.

Kingston, Jamaica

Allison Tyree

Sprints

5-10

Jr.

Chesterland, Ohio

Caitlin Walton

Pole Vault

5-6

So.

Richmond, Va.

Kelly Williams

Distance

5-9

So.

Chesterland, Ohio

Megan Yuan

Distance

5-8

Fr.

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Head Coach: Sean Cleary (sixth season) Assistant Coach: Shelly-Anne Gallimore Volunteer Assistants: Dr. Martin Pushkin, Sean Hopkins, Mike Tornifolio, Ilora Cipolat

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Heather Adams 5-10 | Senior | Throws Reedsville, Pa. At West Virginia in 2012 • Beat her personal and WVU all-time indoor record with a weight throw of 17.83 meters at the Big East Championships, a team-best distance for the year • Threw 16.75 meters at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup, her second-best mark of the indoor season • In her first time in the weight throw, broke the indoor school record with a throw of 16.38 meters at the Penn State National, placing eighth overall • Qualified for Big East at the WVU Holiday Classic (15.53m) and placed fifth at the Nittany Lion Challenge (15.93m) • Reached a career-best 46.29-meter mark in the discus for seventh place at the Raleigh Relays, the second-best all-time distance for the event in WVU history • Achieved a career-best 53.29-meter hammer throw for fifth place at the Wake Forest Open, the second-best all-time distance for the event in WVU history

• Named the WVU Athlete of the Week on April 30 following her performance at the Ashland Alumni Open in which she came in eighth place in the hammer throw and third place in the discus • Placed ninth in the discus at the Jesse Owens Classic with a mark of 45.11 meters and 10th in the hammer throw at 53.02 meters • Came in 12th in the hammer throw at the Larry Ellis Invitational at 52.79 meters and sixth in the discus throw at 45.38 meters • Earned 12th place in the hammer throw at the Big East Outdoor Championships at 51.61 meters and eighth in the discus at 43.98 meters • Competed at the ECAC Championships in the discus throw, achieving a 41.44-meter throw At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in 14th place in the discus throw at the Big East Championships with a distance of 40.47 meters • Finished 22nd in the hammer throw (43.96m) at the Ashland Alumni Invitational and 16th in the discus at the Jesse Owens Classic (45.46m) • Competed in the discus and hammer throw at the Kent Taylor Invite, finishing sixth at discus and ninth at hammer throw • Also competed at the Bennie Benson Invitational, Colonial Relays and Bill Van Horne Invitational • For indoor season, came in third in the weight throw with a personal-best mark of 15.27 meters • Finished second in the weight throw at the State Farm Games, while arriving in sixth place at the weight throw at the WVU Holiday Classic

At West Virginia in 2010 • Finished fifth in the weight throw at the WVU State Farm Games • Placed 15th in the weight throw at the PSU Northeast Challenge (11.17m) • Took 11th in the shot put (10.37m) and 15th in the weight throw (9.39m) at the WVU Holiday Classic • Finished fifth (39.93m) in the hammer throw at the Wheeling Jesuit Bill Van Horne Invitational • Placed fifth (37.13m) in the discus at the James Madison Invitational • Finished sixth in the hammer throw (39.78m) 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 • Two-time Mountain League All-Star in volleyball and captain for two seasons Personal •Daughter of Scott Adams and Penny Zesiger •Birthday is Dec. 13 •Has one brother •Majoring in pharmacy •Big East Academic All-Star •Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Stephanie Aldea 5-8 | Senior | Distance Windsor, Ontario At West Virginia in 2012 • Came in second place in the 1,000-meter run at the Penn State National with a Big East qualifying time of 2:53.29, a career- and team-best • Placed seventh in the 800-meter run at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge in a career- and team-best 2:13.22 • Finished the mile run in a career-best 5:03.46 at the Columbia Last Chance meet • Competed in the 4x800 relay and the distance medley relay at the Big East Indoor Championships • Finished 11th in the 1,500-meter run at the Stanford Invitational in 4:39.81

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• Earned a career-best 2:13.50 in the 800meter run for 10th place at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet • Member of the 4x800 relay team at the Raleigh Relays that placed second in 9:04.53 At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in first place in the 3,000 meters at the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Invitational in 10:04.52 • Finished 27th in the 1,500-meter race in 4:48.30 at the Jesse Owens Classic • Competed in the 800-meter run and 1,500-meter run at the Stanford Invitational • Member of 4x800 relay foursome that placed seventh at Big East in 9:08.36 • For indoor season, finished first in the 500-meter dash in 1:18.30 running unattached at the WVU State Farm Games • Also ran unattached at the GaREAT Invitational, competing unattached in the 400-meter dash and 1,000-meter run Prep • Ran for Scott Mondur at St. Anne High • OFSAA medalist during senior season in the 1,500-meter and 3,000-meter • WECSSAA 3,000-meter record holder, breaking a 26-year record Personal • Daughter of Terry and Jasna Aldea • Birthday is Feb. 1 • Has one sister • Majoring in economics • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

• Came in fourth place in the 800-meter at the Wake Forest Open in a Big East-qualifying 2:13.46 • Placed 16th in the 800-meter at the Jesse Owens Classic in 2:16.11 • Earned a career-best 2:11.22 in the 800meter for first place at the Larry Ellis Invitational, the team-best time for the year • Finished 18th in the 800-meter run at the Big East Championships in 2:13.62 • Member of the 4x400 relay at the Wake Forest Open and the 4x800 relay at the Big East Championships At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in sixth place in the 200-meter dash at the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Invitational in 26.24 • Finished eighth in the 400-meter dash at the GaREAT Invitational, crossing in 59.11 seconds • Arrived in 13th place in the 400-meter dash at the Jesse Owens Classic in season-best 57.62 seconds • Member of 4x400 relay team that placed third at Big East in 3:41.68 • Member of 4x400 relay that placed fourth at the WVU State Farm Games in 4:13.23 • For indoor season, came in ninth in preliminaries of the 200-meter dash at the GaREAT Invitational • Finished ninth in the 400-meter in 1:01.62 at the WVU State Farm Games Prep • Ran for coaches Rob Lehnert and Jim Crowley at Connetquot High • All-County in the 300-meter and 200-meter Personal • Daughter of Sam and Renee Barreto • Birthday is June 24 • Has one sister • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Sarah-Anne Brault 5-6 | r-Senior | Distance Winnipeg, Manitoba At West Virginia in 2012 • Did not compete the indoor or outdoor seasons in order to prepare for the Canadian Olympic trials in the triathlon • 2012 Capital One Academic All-District At West Virginia in 2011 • Named Second Team Academic All-American by CoSIDA • Earned Capital One Academic All-District First Team honors • Achieved Second Team All-America honors in the 10,000-meter race following 10th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 35:05.36 • Came in sixth place in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA East Regional in 33:51.14 • Earned second place at the Big East Championships in the 10,000-meter race in 34:04.63 • Came in 10th place in the 1,500-meter race at the Jesse Owens Classic in 4:34.07 • For indoor season, came in fourth place in the 5,000-meter run at the Big East Championships • Achieved third place in the 3,000-meter run at the GaREAT Invitational in 9:42.74 • Finished second in the 5,000-meter run in 17:19.34 at the WVU State Farm Games At West Virginia in 2010 • Big East indoor qualifier in the 5,000-meter race

Jenna Barreto 5-4 | Junior | Sprints Long Island, N.Y. At West Virginia in 2012 • Finished second in the 400-meter dash in 58.83 at the WVU State Farm Games • Earned a Big East qualifying time and careerbest 57.42 in the 400-meter at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge, a team-best time for the event during the season • Placed second in the 200-meter dash at the Gold-Blue Meet with a career-best 26.67 mark • Competed at the Big East Championships in the 400-meter, finishing 21st in 57.44 • Member of multiple 4x400 relays and DMR groups throughout the indoor season

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• Finished in sixth place at the conference indoor championships with a time of 16:45.25 • Finished third in the 5,000-meter at the outdoor championships (16:48.99) • Posted a personal-best time in the 5,000meter 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 an 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 • Manitoba half marathon winner in 2008 • 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

Rachel Buser 5-5 | r-Senior | Distance Berkeley Springs, W.Va At West Virginia in 2012 • Did not compete during the indoor or outdoor seasons At West Virginia in 2011 • Saw limited action during the season, earning valuable training and preparation At West Virginia in 2010 • Took a redshirt Prep • All-American at Berkeley Springs High • Placed third at the USATF Junior Olympic Championship to earn the honors • A four-time A/AA state champion • Nominated for the McCoy Award • An AAU Cross Country Girls Youth national champion • Three-time champion and owns state class records in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter races • Owns state record in the 4x800 • Also played basketball Personal • Daughter of Steve and Betsy Buser • Birthday is May 27 • Has one brother • Majoring in child development and family studies • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Personal • Daughter of David Brault and Sylvie De Serres • Birthday is Dec. 1 • One of three children • Majoring in economics • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

59.68 • Ran to third place in the 400 meter in 1:00.88 at the WVU State Farm Games • Finished in 25th place in the 400 meter at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge in 58.61 • Came in first place in the 400 meter in 59.79 at the Gold-Blue Meet • Member of the 4x400 relay squads at the WVU State Farm Games, Penn State National, Sykes & Sabock Challenge and Big East Indoor Championships • Earned a career-best 59.20 in the 400-meter dash for 32nd place at the Wake Forest Open • Member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay squads at the Wake Forest Open, helping team to eighth-place finishes in each • Member of the 4x100 relay at the Jesse Owens Classic, helping group to fifth place in 47.32 • Earned All-Big East honors in the 4x100 relay at the Big East Championships with a fifth-place finish of 46.16 At West Virginia in 2011 • Competed for the indoor season in the 200and 400-meter dash and also as member of 4x400 relay team • Came in first place at the WVU Holiday Classic in the 400-meter dash in 59.66 • Finished second in the 200-meter dash at the Blue/Gold Meet in 26.59 seconds • Achieved third place in the 400-meter dash at the WVU State Farm Games in 38.82 seconds • Also competed at the GaREAT Invitational and Penn State Relays in the 400-meter dash • Member of 4x400 relay team, helping foursome to four first-place finishes during the indoor season • Assisted DMR to first place at the WVU Holiday Classic, WVU State Farm Games, Blue/Gold meet and the Doug Raymond Invitational Prep • Coached by George Smith and Jason Blankenship at Oak Hill High • Won 400-meter dash at state two years in a row • Won 200-meter dash one year • Earned first place in 400-meter dash and set record at Gazette Relays Personal • Parents are Ron Thomas and Tina Cosby • Birthday is Mar. 26 • Has seven brothers and three sisters • Majoring in psychology

Shakiyla Cosby 5-11 | Junior | Sprints Oak Hill, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Competed unattached at the WVU Holiday Classic, finishing first in the 400-meter dash in

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• Member of the 4x400 relay at the Raleigh Relays, helping the squad to 21st place in 3:59.46 • Member of the 4x800 relay at the Big East Championships, helping group to 12th place in 9:20.60

Josie Crouch 5-9, r-Sophomore | Distance Hurricane, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran a career-best 1:40.86 in the 600-meter run for 17th place at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge • Helped 4x800 relay to fifth place and DMR squad to sixth place at the Penn State National • Assisted 4x800 and DMR teams to respective 11th- and 7th-place marks at the Big East Indoor Championships • Came in 16th place in the 1,500-meter at the Wake Forest Open in 4:45:51 • Finished third in the 1,500-meter at the Raleigh Relays in 4:40.86 • Placed 15th in the 1,500-meter in a careerbest 4:37.61 at the Jesse Owens Classic and 19th in the 800-meter in 2:16.91 • Achieved seventh place in the 800-meter with a career-best 2:14.04 at the Larry Ellis Invitational • Came in 20th place in the 800-meter at the Big East Championships in 2:14.49

At West Virginia in 2011 • Competed unattached during the indoor season • Finished fifth (unattached) in the 1,000-meter run at the GaREAT Invitational in 2:56.92 • Came in third place (unattached) in the 500-meter dash at the WVU State Farm Games in 1:20.61 • Also competed in the 5,000-meter run at the State Farm Games Prep • Ran for coach Bill Posey at Hurricane High • Three-time state champion soccer player for the Rowdies Soccer Club • Member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta • Three-year state champion in the 400-meter dash • All-state cross country runner Personal • Daughter of Joe and Jennifer Crouch • Birthday is Aug. 1 • Has one brother and one sister • Father played baseball at the collegiate level • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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Sydney Cummings 5-8 | Senior | High Jump Charleston, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Finished in sixth place at the Big East Championships with a high jump of 1.70 meters • Earned career-best high jumps of 1.73 meters for first-place finishes at the WVU State Farm Games and Sykes & Sabock Challenge • Qualified for Big East with a 1.70-meter high jump at the Nittany Lion Challenge • Also had high jumps of 1.70 meters at the Gold-Blue Meet and the Big East Championships • Came in first place at the WVU Holiday Classic with a high jump of 1.62 meters • Finished sixth at Big East Outdoor Championships in the high jump at a height of 1.73 meters • Earned a career-best 1.77 meters in the high jump at the NCAA East Regional, fourth-best on the WVU all-time best list for the event • Jumped a 1.73-meter high jump for second place at the Wake Forest Open • Came in second in the high jump at the Jesse Owens Classic at a height of 1.65 meters • Achieved a then-personal best 1.75 meters three times during the outdoor season in the high jump (Texas Relays, Larry Ellis Invite, ECAC Championships) At West Virginia in 2011 • Qualified for Big East and NCAA East Regional in the high jump • Came in 18th place at the East Regional with a height of 1.75 meters in her first time participating at the regional • Earned fifth place at Big East with a height of 1.75 meters • Finished third at the Colonial Relays at 1.65 meters • Achieved fourth place at the Jesse Owens Classic at 1.70 meters • Qualified for Big East during indoor season, finishing seventh at the Big East Championships at a height of 1.70 meters • Finished third at the GaREAT Invitational at 1.70 meters • Came in first place at both the Doug Raymond Invitational and Penn State Relays, jumping at respective heights of 1.70 meters and 1.67 meters • Finished second at the WVU Holiday Classic at 1.67 meters


At West Virginia in 2010 • Finished third as a member of the 4x800 relay team at the Big East Indoor Championships • Finished 11th in the high jump at Big East • Qualified for Big East Championships in the high jump in first collegiate meet • Tied for seventh at Big East in the high jump (1.70m) • Finished first at the WVU Holiday Classic (1.71m) and JMU Invitational (1.70m) • Placed fourth in the high jump (1.70m) at the Penn State Invitational and the WVU State Farm Games (1.63m) • Took seventh place at the PSU Northeast Challenge (1.65m) • Tied for fifth (1.70m) at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup • Finished seventh (1.65m) at the Sea Ray Relays Prep • Two-time AAU high jump national champion • Competed for coach Larry Jones at Sissonville High • A four-year letterman • Ran for the Capital City Striders track club for five years • Captain of the volleyball team Personal • Daughter of George and Lisa Cummings • Birthday is Sept. 8 • Has one brother • Majoring in child development and family studies • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Shannen Daly 5-8 | r-Freshman | Mid-Distance Dale City, Va.

Kiley Defibaugh • Assisted 4x800 relay to 11th place at the Big East Championships in 9:10.85 Prep • Ran for coach Mike Thornton at C.D. Hylton Senior High • Has a personal record of 2:19 in the 800-meter run • Set a personal record of 25 seconds in the 200-meter run • Graduated in top five percent of class • An AP Scholar Personal • Daughter of Joseph and Annette Daly • Birthday is July 29 • Has one brother • Both parents ran track and cross country in college • Majoring in aerospace and mechanical engineering • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran to first place in the 800-meter run in 2:32.39 at the WVU Holiday Classic • Came in eighth place in the 800 meter at the Nittany Lion Challenge in 2:18.46 • Finished first in the 500-meter dash in 1:19.03 at the WVU State Farm Games • Achieved 15th place in the 800 meter in 2:17.65 at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge • Earned third place in the 1,000-meter run at the Gold-Blue Meet in 3:08.57 • Helped 4x800 relay to fifth place in 9:27.42 at the Penn State National

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At West Virginia in 2012 • Came in fourth place in the pole vault at 3.10 meters at the WVU Holiday Classic • Finished eighth in the pole vault at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a career-best 3.20 meters • Vaulted to third place at 3.10 meters at the WVU State Farm Games Prep • Coached by Jason Willis at John Marshall High • Two-time state champion AAA pole vaulter • OVAC pole vault champion in 2010 • Four-time letterwinner in track • Qualified four times for pole vault at the state meet and four times for shuttle hurdles • Qualified twice for state in the long jump • Received Ms. Monarch award for outstanding athletics and GPA • Also lettered in soccer and basketball Personal • Daughter of Larry and Terri Defibaugh • Birthday is July 26 • Has three older brothers • Majoring in pre-sport management • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


Arielle Gaither 5-3 | r-Junior | Hurdles Baltimore, Md. At West Virginia in 2012 • Came in second place in the 800-meter run with a career-best 2:34.82 at the WVU Holiday Classic • Finished in 1:41.64 in the 600-meter run at the Nittany Lion Challenge • Achieved third place in the 500-meter dash at the WVU State Farm Games in 1:22.84 • Ran a career-best 1:41.38 in the 600-meter run at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge • Came in 19th in the 400-meter hurdles at the Wake Forest Open in 1:05.55 • Finished 37th in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:07.24 at the Raleigh Relays • Placed 31st in the 400-meter hurdles at the Larry Ellis Invitational in a career-best 1:04.89 • Member of the 4x400 relay at the Raleigh Relays, helping foursome to 21st in 3:59.46 At West Virginia in 2011 • Competing unattached, finished fourth in the 500-meter dash at the WVU Holiday Classic in 1:22.82 At West Virginia in 2010 • Finished 20th in the 500-meter run (1:18.40) at the Penn State Invitational and PSU Northeast Challenge • Captured first place at WVU State Farm Games in the 500-meter run (1:20.88) • 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 • Aided the 4x400-meter relay team to a fourthplace showing • Placed second (59.94) in the 400-meter dash at the Father Bede Hines Invite Prep • Three-year captain at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute • Two-time 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

Arielle Gaither • 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 • Birthday is Jan. 16 • Has one brother and a sister • Majoring in mechanical engineering • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in 20th place at the NCAA East Regional in the 10,000 meters with a personalbest time of 34:10.60 • Finished fourth in the 10,000-meter race in 34:10.91 at the Big East Championships • Achieved fifth place at the Jesse Owens Classic with a time of 4:31.01 in the 1,500-meter race • At Big East indoor championships, came in fifth place in the 5,000-meter run in 16:15.12 • Arrived in third place in the mile run with a time of 4:46 at the Penn State Relays • Came in fifth place in the 5,000-meter run at the WVU State Farm Games • Finished first in the 1,000-meter race in 2:54 at the Doug Raymond Invitational • Also a member of 4x800 relay team, helping foursome to seventh place at the Big East Indoor Championships in 9:08.36 At West Virginia in 2010 • Redshirted

Kaitlyn Gillespie 5-2 | Junior | Distance Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran a Big East-qualifying 17:24.01 in the 5,000-meter run for second place at the WVU State Farm Games • Finished sixth in the 5,000 meter at the Big East Championships in a team-best 16:42.41 for the event • 2012 Capital One Academic All-District • 2012 Capital One/CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American

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Prep • Captain of the cross country team at Cuyahoga Falls Christian Academy • State champion in the 1,600, 3,200 meters in 2008 • 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 • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


Jordan Hamric 5-4 | Senior | Distance Bruceton Mills, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran a Big East-qualifying 5:03.34 in the mile run for eighth place at the Penn State National • Competed in the mile run at the Big East Championships with a career-best 5:00.36 for a 17th-place finish in the preliminaries • Came in seventh place with a career-best 17:09.78 in the 5,000 meter at the Columbia Last Chance meet • Achieved 15th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:47.05 at the Stanford Invitational • Earned a career-best 4:38.48 in the 1,500-meter for 18th place at the Jesse Owens Classic • Came in seventh place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a career-best 10:28.71 at the Larry Ellis Invitational, the third-best all-time WVU mark for the event • Finished ninth at Big East in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:39.64 • Placed 25th in the 1,500-meter at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet in 4:40.50 • Achieved 35th place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:35.10 at the NCAA East Regional

At West Virginia in 2011 • Qualified for Big East in the 5,000-meter race and 3,000-meter steeplechase • Came in 12th place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:55.08 at the Big East Championships • Finished in first place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Bill Van Horne Invitational in 11:32.26 • Arrived in fourth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a Big East-qualifying 10:56.31 at the Jesse Owens Classic • Competed in the 1,500-meter run at the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Invitational (13th, 4:42.56) and the Colonial Relays (38th, 4:44.63) • Came in first place in the mile run with a time of 5:07 at the WVU State Farm Games • Finished third in the mile at the Blue-Gold Meet in 5:19.10 • Achieved second place in the 3,000-meter run in 9:55.71 at the Penn State Relays • Also a member of the mile relay team, helping foursome to first place at the Penn State Relays in 21:11

Prep • Ran cross country and track for coach Paul Martin at Preston High • 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 4x400meter relay as a sophomore • Third in 1,600-meter race as a junior • Finished ninth at cross country state meet, earning all-state honors Personal • Daughter of Ron and Michelle Hamric • Birthday is Oct. 4 • Younger sister of former WVU All-America distance runner Karly Hamric • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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 Bennie Benson Memorial and placed second (4:48.10) in the 1,500-meter run • Ran unattached at the State Farm Games and placed fourth (3:05.87) • Competed unattached at the Bill Van Horne Invitational and finished 11th in the 800 meters (2:28.13)

Gabrielle Harrington 5-4 | Junior At West Virginia in 2012| Pole Vault • Did not competeErie, due toPa. surgery recovery At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in second place in the pole vault at the Blue-Gold Meet with a height of 3.05 meters • Finished tenth at the GaREAT Invitational with a height of 3.01 meters • Achieved third place with a season-best 3.10-meter height at the WVU State Farm Games • Came in fifth place at the WVU Holiday Classic at a height of 3.05 meters Prep • Coached by Justin Blose at Fort LeBoeuf High • District champion pole vaulter in 2009 • Named first team all-region in 2009 and 2010 • Qualified for the PIAA state competition for three years, placing 7th in 2009 and 5th in 2010 • Holds the school record for pole vault at 11 feet • Honor roll member all four years Personal • Daughter of Robert and Deborah Harrington • Birthday is May 9 • Has one brother and one sister • Father wrestled at Liberty University • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Academic Honor Roll

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Chelsea Jarvis 5-2 | r-Junior | Distance Clendenin, W.Va.

Alison Kimble 5-0 | r-Sophomore | Distance Morgantown, W.Va.

Alex Klauke 5-2 | r-Junior | Mid-distance Morgantown, W.Va.

At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran a career-best 10:29.86 in the 3,000meter run for 18th place at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge • Came in first place in the 3,000 meter at the Gold-Blue Meet in 10:31.58 • Competed in the 5,000-meter run at the Wake Forest Open • Finished 23rd in the 5,000-meter at the Raleigh Relays with a career-best 18:37.37 • Member of the distance medley relay at the Wake Forest Open, helping group to third place in 12:35.76 • Member of the 4x800 relay at the Raleigh Relays, assisting foursome to 10th place in 9:52.09

At West Virginia in 2012 • Had a career-best 5:24.09 mile run for second place at the WVU State Farm Games • Finished with a career-best 10:37.36 in the 3,000-meter run at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge • Came in first place in the 3,000 meter at the WVU Holiday Classic in 10:54.76 • Achieved a 5:25.28 mile run at the Nittany Lion Challenge for 20th place • Earned a second-place mark in the 3,000 meter in 10:39.78 at the Gold-Blue Meet • Came in sixth place in the 5,000-meter run at the Raleigh Relays in 18:38.48 • Competed in the 5,000-meter in 19:02.59 at the Larry Ellis Invitational • Member of the 4x800 relay at the Raleigh Relays that achieved 10th place in 9:52.09

At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran a career-best 2:19.66 in the 800-meter run for 23rd place at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge • Came in 11th place in the 1,000-meter run at the Nittany Lion Challenge in 3:07.06 • Finished first in the 800 meter in 2:27.12 at the WVU State Farm Games • Earned first place in the 1,000 meter at the Gold-Blue Meet in 3:03.98 • Helped 4x800 relay team to fifth place in 9:27.42 at the Penn State National • Member of the DMR team at the Penn State National, assisting foursome to sixth place in 12:16.63 • Came in 68th place in the 800-meter run at the Wake Forest Open in 2:23.91 • Member of the distance medley relay at the Wake Forest Open, helping team to third place in 12:35.76

At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in 11th place in the 3,000-meter run in 10:48.33 at the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Invitational • Finished 15th in the 3,000-meter in 10:39.16 at the Colonial Relays • Achieved 27th place in the 5,000-meter run at the Jesse Owens Classic in 18:41.54 • During indoor season, came in fifth place in the mile at the Blue-Gold Meet • Finished ninth in the mile in 5:36.68 at the WVU State Farm Games At West Virginia in 2010 • Saw limited action • Finished first in the 3,000-meter race at the WVU Holiday Classic in 10:59.80 Prep • Four-time MVP for coach Cali Wesson at Capital High • Three-time regional champion • Ran for the Wapiti Runners Personal • Daughter of Scott and Terri Jarvis • Birthday is Dec. 27 • Has one sister • Majoring in biology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

At West Virginia in 2011 • Competed during indoor season • Finished second in the 3,000-meter run in 11:01.68 at the Blue-Gold Meet Prep • Ran for coach Ed Frohnapfel at University High • Second team all-state in cross country in 2009 • Lettered in cross country for three years and track and field for four years • Member of the 2010 all-state 4x800 relay team • Member of the National Honor Society • Played soccer for two years Personal • Daughter of Rocky and Anna Kimble • Birthday is Aug. 3 • Has two brothers • Majoring in exercise physiology • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

At West Virginia in 2011 • Competed during indoor season • Finished first in the 800-meter in 2:33.03 at the WVU Holiday Classic • Came in second in the 1,000-meter at the WVU State Farm Games • Achieved third place in the 1,000-meter run in 3:02.08 at the Blue-Gold Meet • Finished seventh in the 1,000-meter at the GaREAT Invitational in 3:01.27 • Member of 4x400 relay, helping foursome to third-place mark at the WVU Holiday Classic in 4:14.77 • Helped 4x400 relay to fourth place at the WVU State Farm Games in 4:13.23 At West Virginia in 2010 • Redshirt season Prep • Competed in the 800-meter event in high school • Member of the swim team Personal • Daughter of Tim and Jamie Klauke • Birthday is Aug. 29 • Has one brother and one sister • Majoring in sport and exercise psychology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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Karissa Knabenshue 5-7 | Sophomore | Throws Buckhannon, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Came in second place in the shotput at the WVU Holiday Classic with a distance of 11.69 meters • Finished fifth in the weight throw at 13.52 meters at the WVU Holiday Classic • Competed in the discus and shot put at the Jesse Owens Classic, placing 24th in the discus at 41.61 meters • Threw a 41.51-meter discus for 12th place at the Larry Ellis Invitational • Came in seventh in the discus at the Ashland Alumni Open at 41.57 meters and 13th in the shot put at 11.27 meters, the fifth-best WVU all-time distance for the event • Finished 11th in the discus at Big East with a distance of 42.89 meters, the third-best all-time mark at WVU ahead of Brittany Fink’s 42.31 from 2010 Prep • Coached by Jackie Zuliani at Buckhannon Upshur High • Three-time state champion in the shot put

• Owns the state meet record in the shot put • Achieved school record in the shot put and discus • Was the regional and conference champion in the shot put and discus • State champion in discus • Honor roll student

• Had a 3.35-meter vault at the Penn State National for 14th place • Achieved second place at the Gold-Blue Meet with a vault of 3.40 meters • Competed at the Indoor Big East Championships, placing 14th in the pole vault at 3.45 meters

Personal • Daughter of Tim and Karen Knabenshue • Birthday is Feb. 1 • Has one sister and one brother • Enrolled in general studies • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in 16th place in the pole vault with a height of 3.50 meters at the Big East Championships • Finished sixth at the Jesse Owens Classic with a height of 3.55 meters • Achieved ninth place with a height of 3.25 meters at the Colonial Relays • For indoor season, came in 16th place in the pole vault at the Big East Championships at a height of 3.40 meters • Came in eighth place at 3.36 meters at the GaREAT Invitational • Finished third at the Penn State National at a height of 3.45 meters • Achieved second place at 3.25 meters at the WVU State Farm Games and the WVU Holiday Classic at a height of 3.35 meters

Lindsay Kopenhaver 5-4 | Senior | Pole Vault Hanover, Pa. At West Virginia in 2012 • Earned a career-best 3.55-meter pole vault at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge • Came in second place at the WVU Holiday Classic with a vault of 3.25 meters • Placed seventh In the pole vault at 3.35 meters at the Nittany Lion Challenge • Finished second at 3.40 meters in the pole vault at the WVU State Farm Games

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 (3.35m) At West Virginia in 2009 • Saw limited action • Finished in third place (3.20m) at the Bill Van Horne Invitational 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 • Two-time state-qualifier in pole vault • Took fourth place at state meet and seventh place at indoor state meet • Named most valuable track and field athlete senior year • Three-time varsity letterwinner in gymnastics • Two-time varsity letterwinner in volleyball Personal • Daughter of Michael and LouAnn Kopenhaver • Birthday is Oct. 2 • Majoring in advertising • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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Sarah Martinelli 5-2 | r-Junior | Distance Morgantown, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran a career- and team-best 4:57.25 mile run for first place at the Penn St. National to qualify for Big East • Achieved a career- and team-best 9:53.44 in the 3,000-meter run for 10th place at the Big East Championships • Earned a career-best 17:03.89 in the 5,000-meter run for fifth place at the Columbia Last Chance meet • Came in seventh place in the 1,000-meter run at the Nittany Lion Challenge in 3:02.25 • Finished the 3,000 meter in 9:55.99 for fourth place at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge to qualify for Big East • Ran a 4:58.01 mile in the preliminary round of the Indoor Big East Championships • Earned a career-best 2:14.12 in the 800-meter for eighth place at the Larry Ellis Invitational

• Achieved a career-best 4:31.76 in the 1,500-meter at the Jesse Owens Classic for fourth place • Placed 24th in the 800-meter in 2:18.30 at the Wake Forest Open • Came in third in 4:33.54 in the 1,500-meter at the Raleigh Relays • Competed in the 800-meter for 20th place at the Jesse Owens Classic in 2:17.37 • Finished 29th in the 1,500-meter in 4:33.43 at the Larry Ellis Invitational • Member of the distance medley relay at the Wake Forest Open, helping group to third place in 12:35.76 • Member of the 4x800 relay that placed second at the Raleigh Relays in 9:04.53 • Participated in 4x800 relay foursome that placed 12th in 9:20.60 at the Outdoor Big East Championships At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in 21st place in the 5,000-meter run in 18:07.21 at the Jesse Owens Classic • Competed in the 1,500-meter run at the Stanford Invitational • During indoor season, finished 10th place in the mile at the Big East Championships in 5:03.31 • Came in second place in the 1,000-meter run in 2:59.84 at the Blue-Gold Meet • Achieved ninth place in the 3,000-meter run at the GaREAT Invitational in 10:01.63 • Finished second in the mile in 5:07.84 at the WVU State Farm Games At West Virginia in 2010 • Took a redshirt

Lydia Martinelli 4-11 | r-Sophomore | Distance Morgantown, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Did not compete during the indoor/outdoor seasons At West Virginia in 2011 • Redshirt season Prep • An all-state runner for three consecutive years at University High • Ran for coach Dan Demchalz Personal • Daughter of David and Paula Martinelli • Birthday is June 11 • Has one brother and two sisters • Sister, Sarah, also competes for the WVU track and field team • Majoring in secondary education • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Prep • Cross country captain for coach Ed Frohnapel at University High in 2008 • Helped team to two straight state titles • Placed 10th individually at the state championship in 2008 • Named first team all-conference in 2007-08 Personal • Daughter of David and Paula Martinelli • Birthday is Sept. 25 • Has one brother and two sisters • Sister, Lydia, also competes for the WVU track and field team • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Sarah McCauley 5-6 | r-Freshman | Distance Belington, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Competed unattached in the mile run for third place at the WVU State Farm Games in 5:25.15 • Ran unattached in the 1,5000-meter for 29th place in 4:45.55 at the Jesse Owens Classic • Came in 32nd place in the 1,500-meter running unattached at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet in 4:44.64 Prep • Coached by Missy Kaiser at Philip Barbour High • 1600- and 3200-meter champion in 2010 and 2011

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• 2010 Gatorade West Virginia Cross Country Runner of the Year • Won individual title, led team to state cross country title in 2010 • Placed third at state championships in 2008 and 2009, earning all-state • 1600-meter champion in 2008 • Also competed in basketball, volleyball and track • Graduated magna cum laude with a 3.88 GPA • Student Body Vice President Personal: • Daughter of George and Robin McCauley • Birthday is Nov. 29 • Has one brother • Majoring in dental hygiene

• Came in fourth place in the 300-meter hurdles at the 2009 state meet • Achieved fourth place in the long jump at the 2009 state meet • Finished seventh in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2009 state meet • Won the WVSSAC Sportsmanship Award in 2010 • WV Promise Scholar Personal • Daughter of Mike and Michaela McWhorter • Birthday is Jan. 22 • Has one sister • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Kristen McWhorter 5-5 | Junior | Sprints Horner, W.Va.

Aubrey Moskal 5-4 | r-Senior | Distance Morgantown, W.Va.

At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran a career-best 1:04.20 in the 400-meter dash for 15th place at the Nittany Lion Challenge • Came in 13th place in the 400 meter at the WVU Holiday Classic in 1:05.27 • Finished fifth in the 400 meter in 1:04.55 at the WVU State Farm Games • Arrived in third place in the 400 meter at the Gold-Blue Meet in 1:05.11 • Came in 45th place in the 400-meter hurdles at the Raleigh Relays in 1:08.83 • Placed 10th in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:08.51 at the Jesse Owens Classic

At West Virginia in 2012 • Competed for second place in the mile run at the Gold-Blue Meet with a time of 5:23.27 • Finished 11th in the 5,000-meter run in 17:28.55 at the Columbia Last Chance meet • Achieved a career-best 10:38.62 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for 11th place at the Larry Ellis Invitational, the fifth-best WVU all-time mark for the event • Competed in the 3,000-meter steeple at the Jesse Owens Classic • Placed 11th in the 3,000-meter steeple at Big East in 10:44.24 • Came in fourth in the steeple in 10:53.47 at the ECAC Championships • Finished 30th at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet in the steeple in 4:43.24

At West Virginia in 2011 • Ran unattached during the indoor season • Came in third place in the 400-meter dash in 1:05.04 at the Blue-Gold Meet • Finished 18th in the 200-meter dash and 16th in the 400-meter dash at the WVU State Farm Games • Came in 15th place in the 200-meter dash and 12th place in the 400-meter dash at the WVU Holiday Classic Prep • Coached by Eddie Vincent and Mike Smith at Lewis County High • 2010 Big Ten Conference champion in the 300-meter hurdles • Finished 38th at the 2010 AAU Track and Field National Meet

At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in 19th place in the 1,500-meter run at the Big East Championships in 4:48.02 • Finished 19th in the 800-meter run and 12th in the 1,500-meter run at the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Invitational • Placed 26th in the 1,500-meter run at the Colonial Relays in 4:41.38 • Member of 4x800 relay squad at the Colonial Relays, helping foursome to third place in 9:00.63 • During indoor season, came in ninth place in the mile in 5:02.45 at the Big East Championships

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• Finished first in the mile at the Blue-Gold Meet in 4:59.24 • Placed first in the 3,000-meter run in 9:55 at the Penn State Relays • Member of 4x800 relay foursome at Penn State Relays, helping squad to second place in 12:08 • Helped mile relay team to first-place mark at the Penn State Relays in 21:11 At West Virginia in 2010 • Big East qualifier in the mile • Finished 20th with a time of 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, finishing fourth (4:49.27) in the 1,500-meter race • Competed unattached at the Bill Van Horne Invitational, finishing eighth (2:27.26) in the 800-meter run At West Virginia in 2008 • Redshirt season • Finished 33rd (23:10) in the junior women’s 6K at the United States World Cross Country Trials Prep • Top-15 finisher at 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 and the track team • 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 • Birthday is Feb. 20 • Sister, Lauren, is also a member of the WVU track and field team • Majoring in elementary education • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


Prep • Ran track for coach Mike Ryan at Morgantown High • Finished sixth in the 4x800 at the 2008 state track meet • Four-year letterwinner and all-conference soccer player

Lauren Moskal 5-4 | r-Senior | Mid-Distance Morgantown, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran a career-best 5:16.8 mile for first place at the WVU State Farm Games • Came in first place in the mile at the WVU Holiday Classic in 5:24.23 • Finished 10th in the 1,000-meter run in 3:04.44 at the Nittany Lion Challenge • Placed 13th at 5:23.07 in the mile run at the Penn St. National • Ran the mile in 5:21.89 at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge • Came in second place in the 1,000 meter at the Gold-Blue Meet in 3:04.59 • Came in 34th place in the 3,000-meter run at the Wake Forest Open in a career-best 11:07.27 • Finished 27th in the 1,500-meter run in 4:58.66 at the Raleigh Relays • Placed 41st in the 1,500-meter run at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a career-best 4:55.60 • Member of the 4x800 relay at the Raleigh Relays, helping foursome to 10th place in 9:52.09 At West Virginia in 2011 • Competed during indoor season • Came in third place in the 800-meter run in 2:30.86 at the Blue-Gold Meet • Finished 13th in the 400-meter dash at the GaREAT Invitational in 1:03.19 • Placed seventh in the 500-meter dash in 1:23.83 at the WVU State Farm Games • Achieved eighth place in the 500-meter dash in 1:26.34 at the WVU Holiday Classic • Member of 4x400 relay squad at the WVU State Farm Games, helping foursome to fourthplace mark in 4:13.23

Personal • Daughter of Pam Moskal • Birthday is Feb. 20 • Sister, Aubrey, is also a member of the WVU track and cross country teams • Majoring in sport and exercise psychology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Kimberly Mulvin 5-4 | Junior | Pole Vault Erie, Pa. At West Virginia in 2012 • Came in fourth place at the WVU Holiday Classic in the pole vault at 3.10 meters • Finished ninth in the pole vault at the Wake Forest Open with a height of 2.90 meters • Competed in the pole vault at the Raleigh Relays and the Jesse Owens Classic

At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in 24th place in the pole vault at 2.95 meters at the Colonial Relays • Competed in the pole vault at the Kent TaylorJoe Hilton Invitational • During indoor season, finished first in the pole vault at the Blue-Gold Meet at 3.20 meters • Placed ninth at the GaREAT Invitational with a season-best 3.21 meters • Achieved third place at 3.10 meters at the WVU State Farm Games • Came in fourth place at the WVU Holiday Classic at 3.20 meters Prep • Coached by Joe Sanford at McDowell High • Took fourth place at indoor state championships in the pole vault • Placed fifth at outdoor state championships in the pole vault Personal • Daughter of Paul and Christina Mulvin • Birthday is Dec. 16 • Has one brother • Mother played soccer at Penn State-Behrend • Majoring in fashion design and merchandising • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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 • Aided the 4x400-meter relay team to a fourthplace showing 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

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Stormy Nesbit 6-0 | Junior | Jumps Roseville, Minn. At West Virginia in 2012 • Moved into second place on the WVU all-time list with a 12.26-meter triple jump at the GoldBlue meet, placing ahead of Tessie Palmer’s 12.20 mark in 1989 • Earned a Big East-qualifying 8.06 seconds in the 60-meter dash at the WVU Holiday Classic • Also qualified for Big East in the long jump at the WVU Holiday Classic at 11.90 meters • Came in sixth place at 11.90 meters in the triple jump at the Nittany Lion Challenge • Finished seventh in the triple jump at the Penn St. National at 11.81 meters • Had a ninth-place 12.17-meter triple jump at the Indoor Big East Championships • Member of the 4x400 relay team at the WVU Holiday Classic, helping squad to second place in 4:12.22 • Came in 27th place in the triple jump with a distance of 12.45 meters at the NCAA East Regional • Achieved first place in the triple jump at the Outdoor ECAC Championships with a career-

and all-time WVU best 13.07 meters • Finished third in the long jump at Outdoor Big East at 6.08 meters and second in the triple jump at a then-season best 12.61 meters • Placed first in the triple jump at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a distance of 12.51 meters • Earned third place in the long jump at 5.99 meters at the Jesse Owens Classic and fourth in the triple jump at 11.96 meters • Came in seventh at the Raleigh Relays in the long jump at a distance of 5.77 meters • Placed first in the triple jump at the Wake Forest Open at 12.31 meters • Member of the 4x100 relay squads at the Wake Forest Open, Jesse Owens Classic and Big East Championships Prep • Transfer from the University of Minnesota • 2009 graduate of Roseville Area High School • Coached by Mark Sotabeer • Named all-conference from 2006-09 and all-state from 2007-09 • Participated in AAU track • Placed at the Minnesota Class AA state meet in the 800-meter relay in 2006-07 • Set school records in the triple jump, 100meter run, 200-meter run and relays • Lettered in basketball and volleyball • Earned an academic letter Personal • Parents are Willie and Phyllis Nesbit • Birthday is Jan. 23 • Has one sister and two brothers • Majoring in art and design

Allison Pettit 5-6 | r-Junior | Distance Morgantown, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Member of the 4x800 relay at the Raleigh Relays, helping group to 10th place in 9:52.09 At West Virginia in 2011 • Competed during the indoor season • Came in first place in the 800-meter run in 2:24.27 at the Blue-Gold Meet • Finished in 11th place in the 3,000-meter at the GaREAT Invitational in 10:06.50 • Achieved ninth place in the 3,000-meter in 10:16 at the Penn State Relays • Earned fourth place in the 800-meter run at the WVU State Farm Games At West Virginia in 2010 • Took a redshirt Prep • MVP of Morgantown High cross country and track teams • Ran under coach John Patti and coach Mike Ryan • Awarded the Arthur Clyde Award • National Honors Society member and officer Personal • Daughter of John and Denise Pettit • Birthday is Nov. 20 • Has one sister • Father competed for WVU swim team • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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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

Hallie Portner 5-1 | r-Senior | Distance Morgantown, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran a career-best 3:02.78 in the 1,000-meter run for ninth place at the Nittany Lion Challenge • Earned a career-best 17:51.59 in the 5,000-meter run at the Columbia Last Chance meet to finish 15th in the event • Came in 10th place in the 3,000-meter run in 10:15.32 at the Penn St. National • Finished 21st in the mile run at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge with a Big East-qualifying 5:07.49 • Placed 24th in the mile in 5:08.48 at the Big East Indoor Championships • Came in eighth place in the 1,500-meter at the Raleigh Relays in 4:43.87 • Finished 16th in the 1,500-meter in a careerbest 4:37.72 at the Jesse Owens Classic and 28th in the 800-meter in a career-best 2:20.72 • Achieved a career-best 17:29.38 in the 5,000-meter at the Larry Ellis Invitational • Placed 24th in the 1,500-meter at Big East in 4:45.83 • Earned a 24th-place finish in 4:39.87 in the 1,500-meter at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet • Member of the distance medley relay that placed third in 12:35.76 at the Wake Forest Open • Member of the 4x800 relay at the Raleigh Relays that placed second in 9:04.53 At West Virginia in 2011 • Competed during indoor season • Came in 13th place in the 3,000-meter run in 10:20.71 at the GaREAT Invitational • Finished third in the mile at the WVU State Farm Games in 5:08.33 • Member of 4x800 relay at the Penn State National, helping foursome to seventh place in 11:53.14 • Member of 4x800 relay at the Penn State Relays, helping squad to first-place finish in 21:11 At West Virginia in 2010 • Qualified to compete in the mile at the Big East Indoor Championships, finishing 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 • Finished 12th in the 3,000-meter run at the PSU Northeast Challenge

Prep • Coached by Ed Frohnapfel at University High • NCAC 1,600-meter champion and took third at 2008 state track meet • Took sixth in state in the 3,200-meter race in 2008 • Placed fourth at 2007 state meet in 3,200-meter race • 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 • Played soccer for three years at UHS Personal • Daughter of Robert and Darlene Portner • Birthday is May 14 • One of two children • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in 35th place in the hammer throw at 38.50 meters at the Ashland Alumni Invitational • Finished in 18th in the hammer throw at the Colonial Relays at 37.51 meters • Achieved ninth place in the hammer throw at 38.26 meters at the Bill Van Horne Invitational • Earned 11th-place mark in the hammer throw at 35.34 meters at the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Invitational • During indoor season, came in third place in the weight throw at 13.03 at the Blue-Gold Meet • Finished sixth in the weight throw at the GaREAT Invitational at 11.86 meters • Achieved sixth in the weight throw at 13.11 meters at the WVU State Farm Games • Earned 15th place in the weight throw at the WVU Holiday Classic at 10.09 meters At West Virginia in 2010 • Took a redshirt Prep • Valedictorian of graduating class at Weirton High • Finished in third at the West Virginia state track meet Personal • Daughter of Alan and Debbie Pritts • Birthday is June 22 • Has one sister • Majoring in animal and nutritional sciences • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Alanna Pritts 5-5 | r-Senior | Throws Weirton, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Earned a career-best weight throw of 13.66 meters to place first at the WVU State Farm Games • Came in fourth place in the weight throw at 13.62 meters at the WVU Holiday Classic • Finished 12th at 12.58 meters in the weight throw at the Nittany Lion Challenge • Placed 19th in the weight throw at the Penn St. National at 13.28 meters • Achieved first place at 13.03 meters in the weight throw at the Gold-Blue Meet • Earned a career-best throw of 42.24 meters in the hammer throw at the Ashland Alumni Open, the fourth-best all-time distance for the event at WVU • Achieved a hammer throw of 41.72 meters for 33rd place at the Raleigh Relays • Came in 25th place in the hammer throw at 40.69 meters at the Wake Forest Open • Competed in the hammer throw at the Jesse Owens Classic

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Letitia Propst 5-4 | r-Freshman | Mid-distance Elkins, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Placed 17th in the 3,000-meter at the Penn Relays in 10:13.56 • Finished 23rd in the 1,500-meter in 4:40.90 at the Jesse Owens Classic and 25th in the 800-meter in 2:19.00 • Came in fifth in the 1,500-meter in 4:42.74 at the Raleigh Relays • Achieved 11th place at the Wake Forest Open in the 1,500-meter in 4:45.04 Prep • Coached by Shellie Burda at Elkins High • Earned three individual state cross country titles (2007, 2008, 2010) • Achieved four individual regional cross country titles and three personal NCAC titles


• Earned three individual track titles as a senior in the 3200-, 1600- and 800-meter runs • Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year (2007, 2008) • Also competed in swimming • National Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society member • Served as Student Body Vice President Personal • Daughter of Lanny and Molly Propst • Birthday is Dec. 3 • Has one brother • Father was a multi-sport athlete at Potomac State, walked on at WVU in track • Majoring in pre-biology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Katlyn Shelar 5-5 | Junior | Pole Vault Novi, Mich. At West Virginia in 2012 • Moved into fourth place all-time in the pole vault with a career- and team-best 3.77-meter distance, ahead of Jen Hell’s 3.66-meter mark in 2002 • Earned a Big East-qualifying 3.75 meters in the pole vault at the WVU Holiday Classic to place first in the event • Came in third at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a vault of 3.50 meters • Placed first in the pole vault at 3.70 meters at the Penn St. National • Finished ninth at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge with a vault of 3.70 meters • Achieved first place at 3.55 meters in the pole vault at the Gold-Blue Meet • Earned a fifth-place mark of 3.75 meters in the pole vault at the Big East Indoor Championships • Competed at the NCAA East Regional in the pole vault • Came in first place in the pole vault at the Wake Forest Open with a career- and team-best height of 3.95 meters, the second-best WVU all-time height for the event • Achieved third place at Big East Outdoor Championships in the pole vault at a height of 3.75 meters • Placed third in the pole vault at the Raleigh Relays at a height of 3.75 meters • Finished fifth in the pole vault at 3.70 meters at the Jesse Owens Classic • Earned fourth place at a vault of 3.70 meters

at the Larry Ellis Invitational At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in 11th place in the pole vault at 3.65 meters at the Big East Outdoor Championships • Finished fourth at the Jesse Owens Classic at 3.55 meters • Achieved fourth place at 3.50 meters at the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Invitational • Recorded first-place finish at the Bennie Benson Invitational at 3.50 meters • Placed ninth at 3.40 meters at the Colonial Relays • Came in second at the Bill Van Horne Invitational at 3.50 meters • During indoor season, finished 11th at 3.55 meters at the Big East Championships • Achieved first place at the Penn State Relays at 3.60 meters • Recorded seventh-place mark at 3.36 meters at the GaREAT Invitational • Earned first place at the WVU State Farm Games at 3.40 meters • Came in first place at 3.35 meters at the Doug Raymond Invitational • Finished second at the Penn State Relays at 3.35 meters Prep • Coached by Seth Furlow at Novi High • Named all-conference in 2007, 2009 • A regional champion pole vaulter in 2008 • Named all-region from 2007-09 • All-county from 2007-09 • An Oakland County pole vault champion in 2007-08 • Named all-state in 2007 • All-area first team from 2007-09 Personal • Daughter of John and Karen Shelar • Birthday is June 29 • Has one brother and one sister • Majoring in pre-forensic investigative science

Brittney Thomas 5-6 | Senior | Throws Oak Hill, W.Va. At West Virginia in 2012 • Did not compete during the indoor or outdoor seasons

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At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in sixth place in the discus at 35.63 meters at the Bill Van Horne Invitational • Achieved seventh in the discus and 10th in the hammer throw at the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Invitational • Placed 17th in the discus at the Colonial Relays at 36.67 meters • Recorded fourth-place mark in the hammer throw at 40.22 meters at the Bennie Benson Invitational • During indoor season, came in second in the weight throw at 13.99 meters at the Blue-Gold Meet • Finished fifth in the weight throw at the GaREAT Invitational at 13.03 meters • Achieved fourth place in the weight throw at 14.18 meters at the WVU State Farm Games • Earned eighth place in the weight throw at the WVU Holiday Classic at 12.62 meters At West Virginia in 2010 • Finished ninth in the women’s 20-pound weight throw at the WVU State Farm Games (11.18m) • Placed 16th in the weight throw at the PSU Northeast Challenge (11.15m) • Took 12th in the weight throw at the WVU Classic (13.17m) • Finished 12th (33.84) in the hammer throw at the Wheeling Jesuit Bill Van Horne Invitational • Tied for fifth in discus (37.13m) at the James Madison Invitational • Finished 10th in the hammer throw Prep • Two-time West Virginia state discus champion from Oak Hill High • Part of 2009 Class AA state champion team Personal • Daughter of Edward and Sherry Thomas • Birthday is Jan. 15 • Has two siblings • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


Chenè Townsend 5-9 | r-Junior | Hurdles Kingston, Jamaica At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran a career-best 8.41 in the 60-meter hurdles to finish third at the Big East Indoor Championships and move into fourth place alltime ahead of Pat Itanyi’s 8.42 mark • Opened the year with an 8.58-second 60-meter hurdle in the preliminaries of the Penn State National • Came in second place in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.53 at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge • Finished in first place in the 60-meter hurdles at the Gold-Blue Meet in 8.68 seconds • Competed in the 200-meter dash at the GoldBlue Meet to place first in 25.92 • Ran an indoor season second-best mark of 8.46 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles at the Columbia Last Chance meet • Earned right to compete at NCAA East Regional in the 100-meter hurdles, coming in 22nd place in the first round in 13.47 seconds and 16th in the quarterfinals in 13.45, barely missing the cut for the NCAA Outdoor Championships

• Came in second place in the 100-meter hurdles preliminaries at Big East Outdoor Championships with a career-best 13.44, the fifth-best all-time WVU time for the event • Achieved third place in the 100-meter hurdles finals at Big East in 13.47 • Finished second in the hurdles at the Larry Ellis Invitational in 13.66 • Finished third in the 100-meter hurdles at the Wake Forest Open and 18th in the 200-meter dash • Placed 24th in the 100-meter hurdles preliminaries at the Texas Relays in 13.84 • Came in 14th in the 100-meter dash in 12.21 at the Jesse Owens Classic and sixth in the 100-meter hurdles in 13.97 • Achieved fifth placed in the 100-meter dash in 11.93 at the Larry Ellis Invite and 10th in the long jump at a distance of 5.45 meters • Member of the 4x100 relays at the Wake Forest Open, Jesse Owens Classic and Big East At West Virginia in 2011 • Achieved a personal-best 13.71 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA East Regional, good for 20th place at the meet • Came in fifth place in the 100-meter hurdles in 14:01 at the Big East Championships • Member of 4x100 relay at the Big East Championships, helping foursome to fourth place in 46.17 seconds • Ran under 14 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles for first time at the Texas Relays, running in 13.72 seconds in the preliminaries • Finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at 14.28 seconds at the Colonial Relays • Competed in the 100-meter hurdles at the Stanford Invitational

• Member of 4x100 relay at the Jesse Owens Classic, helping squad to third place in 46.90 seconds • During indoor season, finished first in the 60-meter dash, second in the 60-meter hurdles, and fifth in the triple jump at the WVU Holiday Classic • Came in fourth place in the 60-meter hurdles at the Big East Championships in 8.56 seconds • Finished first in the 200-meter dash and second in the 60-meter dash at the Blue-Gold Meet • Achieved third place in the 60-meter hurdles and sixth in the 200-meter dash at the GaREAT Invitational • Recorded first place in the 60-meter dash and second-place marks in the 60-meter hurdles and triple jump at the WVU State Farm Games • Finished sixth in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.01 seconds at the Penn State Relays At West Virginia in 2010 • Big East qualifier • Finished 15th in the 60-meter hurdles (8.96) at the Big East Championships • Placed 27th in the preliminaries of 60-meter hurdles at the Penn State National • 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 • Majoring in exercise physiology • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Allison Tyree 5-10 | Junior | Sprints Chesterland, Ohio

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At West Virginia in 2012 • Ran the 400-meter dash in 1:00.96 to finish fourth at the WVU Holiday Classic • Helped 4x400 relay team to second place in 4:12.22 at the WVU Holiday Classic • Competed in the 400-meter dash at the Wake Forest Open in 1:05.38 • Ran the 400-meter dash in 1:04.47 at the Raleigh Relays • Placed 28th in the 400-meter dash at the Jesse Owens Classic in 1:03.52


• Member of the 4x400 relay that placed 21st in 3:59.46 at the Raleigh Relays At West Virginia in 2011 • Came in 18th place in the 400-meter dash in 58.44 seconds at the Jesse Owens Classic • Finished 16th in the 400-meter dash at the Kent Taylor-Joe Hilton Invitational in 58.29 seconds • Achieved first place in her heat of the 400-meter dash in 59.11 seconds at the Colonial Relays • Member of 4x400 relay at the Big East Championships, helping squad to third-place mark in 3:41.68 • During indoor season, came in second in the 400-meter dash at the Blue-Gold Meet in 1:02.20 • Placed ninth in the 400-meter dash in 59.62 seconds at the GaREAT Invitational • Finished ninth in the 500-meter dash at the WVU State Farm Games in 1:24.25 • Achieved sixth place in the 400-meter dash in 1:03.99 at the WVU Holiday Classic • Member of 4x400 relay at the WVU State Farm Games and the WVU Holiday Classic Prep • Coached by Mike Taurasi at West Geauga High • Named track and field team’s most valuable player • Also played soccer (player of the year) and basketball (team mvp) • Helped 4x400 relay team to fifth place at the Division I Ohio state championships

• Set the school records in the 200-meter dash, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, pole vault, pole vault relay, and sprint relay • Named all-academic Ohio and first team allChagrin Valley Conference in track, soccer and basketball • Won Miss Wolverine for most athletic female for senior class Personal • Daughter of Frank and Linda Tyree • Birthday is Sept. 15 • Has one sister • Father wrestled at University of Cincinnati • Majoring in industrial engineering • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Kelly Williams 5-9 | r-Freshman | Mid-Distance Chesterland, Ohio

• Finished 86th in the 400-meter dash in 1:00.65 at the Raleigh Relays • Placed 23rd in the 800-meter run at the Jesse Owens Classic in 2:18.54 • Achieved 24th place in 2:16.80 in the 800-meter at the Larry Ellis Invitational • Member of the 4x400 relay at the Raleigh Relays, helping the foursome fo 21st place in 3:59.46 Prep • Coached by Mike Taurasi at West Geauga High • Graduated with a 4.1 GPA • Member of the National Honor Society • Student Council Secretary • Earned all-state in the 800-meter senior year • Achieved all-state in the 4x400 sophomore year • Also competed in gymnastics Personal • Daughter of Wayne and Beth Williams • Birthday is Aug. 7 • Has two brothers and one sister • Older sister, Katelyn, is a former All-America high jumper at WVU • Majoring in human nutrition and foods • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

At West Virginia in 2012 • Came in 28th place in the 1,500-meter at the Wake Forest Open in 4:54.45

Newcomers • Named to the 2012 All-Patriot League Second Team in the 3,000-meter run • Holds the Lehigh school record in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:49.36 • Member of the 2012 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Savanna Plombon 5-8 | Sophomore | Distance Frederick, Md. At Lehigh in 2011 • Placed second at the Lehigh Invitational (6k) with a time of 22:05.50 and in a dual meet versus Lafayette with a time of 22:11.6 • Finished 84th at the Paul Short Run (6k) with a personal best time of 22:02 • Came in 54th at the Penn State National Invitational with a 6k time of 22:58 • Named Patriot League Cross Country Rookie of the Week on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3

Prep • Ran for coach Nicholas Snyder at Thomas Johnson • 2011 MPSSAA Maryland Indoor State Champion in the 800-meter run • 2010 Frederick County and 4A North Regional Individual Cross Country Champion • Member of the 2010 Frederick County and Maryland State Cross Country first teams • As a junior, finished second at the 2009 Frederick County Championships, The Maryland 4A North Regional and the Maryland State Championships • Competed in the 5,000-meter 2009 Nike Cross National Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships and finished 36th with a season best time of 18:55

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Personal • Daughter of Daniel and Tama Plombon • Birthday is June 18 • Has one brother • Enrolled in pre-biology


Personal • Daughter of Norman and Sharon Bess • Birthday is Sept. 6 • Only child • Enrolled in pre-sports management

Personal • Daughter of Ron and Debby Hampson • Birthday is Jan. 4 • Has one brother and one sister • Valedictorian of graduating class with a 4.0 GPA • Enrolled in pre-human nutrition and foods

Caitlin Walton 5-3 | Sophomore | Pole Vault Richmond, Va. At Lynchburg in 2011 • Transfer from Lynchburg College • Named Old Dominion Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Week on Feb. 7 • Member of the 2011 Indoor and Outdoor All-ODAC team • Named MVP Freshman Field Athlete Prep • Ran for coach Val Osipenko at Mills E. Gordan High • All-District in indoor from 2007-09 and in outdoor from 2007-08 • Two-time All-Region in indoor from 2008-09 and outdoor from 2007-08 • Named Times-Dispatch All-Metro Team in indoor and outdoor from 2007-09 • Member of the 2009 Indoor All-State team in pole vault • Also participated in field hockey, where she was named to the 2009 Colonial District second team Personal • Daughter of Billy and Valerie Walton • Birthday is Feb. 17 • Has two brothers • Enrolled in pre-sports and exercise psychology

Ashanti Bess 5-8 | Freshman | Sprints Belle Mead, N.J. Prep • Ran for coaches Ron Hush and Charlene Hunter-Cumberbatch at Montgomery High • Also ran for the Supersonics Track Club • Member of the National Society of High School Scholars • Three year letterwinner in basketball

• Finished first in the 800 meter at the Regional Championships in 2012 and recorded the fastest AA time in regional history • Placed fifth in the 800 meter at the 2011 PIAA Track and Field State Championships • Holds the school records in the 400-meter and 800-meter runs, as well as the 4x400 relay

Christa D’Egidio 5-3 | Freshman | Mid-Distance Canton, Ohio Prep • Ran for coach Lewie Hindman at Dover • 2011 Division II All-State in the 400-meter run • Wendy’s High School Heisman Award winner for Tuscawaras County • All-County in the 100-meter, 200-meter, 400-meter run and long jump • Holds the Tuscawaras County record in the 400 meter-run at 56.79 seconds • Dover High record holder in the 400-meter run and 4x100 and 4x200 relay • Also participated in gymnastics Personal • Daughter of John and Cynthia D’Egidio • Birthday is Oct. 24 • Has two brothers and one sister • Father played baseball and football at Oberlin College • Enrolled in pre-human nutrition and foods

Peyton Hampson 5-8 | Freshman | Mid-Distance Waynesburg, Pa. Prep • Ran for coaches Duane Bowers and Jeff Coss at Waynesburg Central • Placed third in the 800 meter at the 2012 PIAA Track and Field State Championships with a personal best time of 2:11.52 • Ranked fifth on the Regional All-Times list for the 800 meter

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Rachel Hewitt 5-6| Freshman | Pole Vault Morgantown, W.Va. Prep • Ran for coach Jeff Core at Morgantown • 2012 WVSSAC State Champion in pole vault • OVAC Champion in pole vault • Named the 2012 Charlie Childress Memorial Award Winner for Outstanding Pole Vaulter • 2011 USATF Junior Olympic Regional Champion in pole vault • Competed on the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams at the 2011 WVSSAC State Outdoor Track and Field Championships • Holds the pole vault record at Morgantown High and the NCAC • Also participated in cross country Personal • Daughter of Anthony and Dreama Hewitt • Birthday is Dec. 3 • Has one brother • Enrolled in pre-medicine


and Field Championships while placing second in the 100-meter hurdles • Finished first at the 2012 West Virginia State Track and Field Championships in the 800-meter run with a personal best time of 2:16.69 • Placed second and third in the 400-meter and 100-meter hurdles, respectively, at the 2012 West Virginia State Track and Field Championships

Brianna Kerekes 5-5 | Freshman | Sprints Morgantown, W.Va. Prep • Ran for coaches Lori and Tyler DeVault at Trinity Christian • Named All-State First Team after placing second in the 200-meter and 400-meter runs and fourth in the 100-meter dash • At the OVAC finals, placed sixth in the 400 meter and fifth in the 200 meter and 100 meter • Holds the school records in the 100-meter, 200-meter, 400-meter runs and the 4x400 relay • Also participated in basketball, volleyball and softball Personal • Daughter of Brian and Susan Kerekes • Birthday is April 26 • Has one brother • Enrolled in pre-occupational therapy

Alyssa Scherich 5-7 | Freshman | Distance Fairmont, W.Va. Prep • Ran for coach Eric Moffa at Fairmont Senior • Placed third at the West Virginia State Cross Country Championships (5,000 meter) in 2010 • Finished first in the 5,000-meter run at the 2011 Big Ten Conference Championship with a time of 21:32 • Ran a season-best time of 19:31 in the 5,000 meter at the 2011 West Virginia State Cross Country Championships, placing 6th • Honored with Big Ten Conference Runner of the Year Award • Named All-NCAC • Won the 100-meter, 400-meter and 800-meter runs at the 2012 Big Ten Conference Track

Personal • Daughter of Andy and Martha Scott and Cathy Scott • Birthday is July 21 • Has one sister • Enrolled in pre-music performance

Personal • Daughter of Kenneth and Kimberly Scherich • Birthday is Sept. 1 • Has one brother • Enrolled in pre-exercise physiology

Hannah Stone 5-7 | Freshman | High Jump Thurmont, Md.

Sydney Scott 5-3 | Freshman | Distance Denver, Colo. Prep • Attended the Denver School of Arts and ran under the guidance of John Gregorio at Denver South • Finished second and third in the 3200-meter and 1600-meter runs, respectively, at the 2011 and 2012 Colorado State High School Track and Field Championships • Came in first at the 2011 5k Colorado 4A Region 3 Championships • State Champion at the 4A Colorado State Cross Country Championships (5k) • Placed sixth with a time of 18:17.2 at the 2011 Footlocker Midwest Regional Championships • Qualified for the Footlocker National High School Cross Country Championships and finished 26th with a time of 18:17.2 • Two-time winner of the Denver Public Schools League Meet in 2010 and 2011 • Finished eighth at the 2010 Nike Cross National Southwest Regional Cross Country Championships • As a junior, placed second at the 2010 4A Colorado State Cross Country Championships (5k) • Placed 12th in the 1,600-meter and 19th in the 3,200-meter runs at the 2010 New Balance High School Nationals • Competed at the 2010 USATF Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships and placed second in the intermediate (15-16) 3,000-meter run and fourth in the 1,500-meter run

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Prep • Ran for coach Teresa Gibbons at Catoctin • 2012 All-American in pentathlon at New Balance Indoor Nationals • Holds the Frederick County indoor high jump record at 5’8.25 • Three time state champion in the high jump and two time state champion in the triple jump • Track and Field Athlete of the Year for The Frederick News-Post and The Gazette • Monocacy Valley Athletic League first-team member in high jump, long jump, triple jump and 300-meter hurdles • Member of the 4x400 relay team that holds the Catoctin school record • Also participated in volleyball Personal • Daughter of Randy and Becky Stone • Birthday is Sept. 30 • Has one brother and one sister • Sister Leah runs cross country at West Virginia Wesleyan • Enrolled in general studies


Paige Szabat 5-3 | Freshman | Distance Wadsworth, Ohio

Megan Yuan 5-8 | Freshman | Distance Thunder Bay, Ontario

Prep • Ran for coach Michelle Farr and was captain at Wadsworth High • Ran to a top 15 finish in the 3,200-meter run her final three years at the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships • Won the 3,200-meter run at the Akron Suburban League Track and Field Championships from 2010-12 • Received All-Ohio honors at the OHSAA State Cross Country Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2011 • All-Suburban League in Cross Country and Track • Placed 65th at the 2009 Footlocker Midwest Regional Cross Country Championships with a time of 19:39

Prep • Ran at St. Ignatius • Placed 10th at the 2011 Junior Division Canadian Cross Country Championships • Sixth at the 2011 OFSAA Senior Division Cross Country Championships • 2011 Canadian Youth Division 3,000-meter Champion • Finished second at the 2009 Junior Division OFSAA Cross Country Championships • 2009 Canadian Midget Division 3,000-meter Champion • Placed third at the 2009 Canadian Midget Division 1,500-meter run • Finished third at the 2011 AO Youth Cross Country Championships in the 1,500-meter run

Personal • Daughter of Raymond and Carol Szabat • Birthday is Dec. 10 • Dad played soccer at Akron from 1980-83 • Enrolled in pre-biochemistry

Personal • Daughter of Mike and Sue Yuan • Birthday is Feb. 9 • Has two brothers • Enrolled in pre-sports psychology

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Katie Gillespie

2012-13 Season Preview WVU returns 13 letterwinners from last year ”Without any question, we are definitely rebuilding this track program,” coach Sean Cleary says. ”Luckily for us, we have the foundation to draw upon recruiting. These kids know what it is like to be a part of a program that has been successful and they are the ones now leading it, so it is not like we are starting over like some programs that rebuild. ”While we have graduated a lot of tremendous athletes in the last few years, many, many school record holders and All-Americans on the Track and Field side of things, I do feel like we have a nucleus of four or five right now that could lead the team going into the Big 12.” Throws With the loss of Big East and NCAA Regional qualifier Terina Miller, WVU returns senior Heather Adams and sophomore Karissa Knabenshue to lead the throws portion of the team. Adams contributed big for the Mountaineers in 2011-12 with personal and career-best

Chenè Townsend in the weight throw in indoor season and the discus and hammer throw in the outdoor season. In indoor season, Adams set the WVU indoor record at the Big East Championships with a weight throw of 17.83 meters for a third-place finish. Adams also reached a career-best 46.29 meters and 53.29 meters in the discus and hammer throw, respectively and qualify for the Big East Outdoor Championships for the second consecutive year. In her first season with the program, Knabenshue also qualified for the Big East Outdoor Championships and came in 11thplace and recorded the third-best all-time mark at WVU with a throw of 42.89 meters in the discus. Sprints After qualifying for her first NCAA Regional in 2011, Chenè Townsend only added to her resume by returning to regionals in 2012 in the 100-meter hurdles. The Kingston, Jamaica native recorded a career-best time in the 100-meter hurdles at the Big East Championships and looks to make her very first NCAA Championships after barely missing out a year ago. Cleary will also look towards his slew of returning upperclassmen and talented incoming freshmen to put together competitive relay teams to compete in the Big 12.

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Pole Vault Leading the way in the pole vault will be junior Katlyn Shelar who has the second-best height all-time for WVU of 3.95 meters. Shelar finished fifth and third at the Big East Indoor and Outdoor Championships, respectively, in her sophomore season and found herself in the NCAA East Regional for the first time in her career. Jumpers After transferring from the University of Minnesota, Stormy Nesbit solidified herself in 2011 as a scorer in the triple jump and long jump for WVU. The 6-foot junior won the triple jump three times in the outdoor season and recorded a career- and all-time WVU record of 13.07 at the Outdoor ECAC Championships. Cleary is also returning consistent contributor and senior Sydney Cummings in high jump. Cummings scored in both the indoor and outdoor Big East Championships last year with a sixth place finish in both meets, while also recording a career-best 1.77 meters at her first NCAA East Regional for a 19th place finish.


Distance The Mountaineers will welcome back two of its most decorated distance runners in seniors Kaitlyn Gillespie and Sarah-Anne Brault. Both All-Americans, Brault is coming off a successful finish to her cross country career at WVU by capturing her second consecutive all-conference honor and her third consecutive AllMid-Atlantic Regional honor. Brault captured her All-America status two years ago with a 10 th place finish in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Gillespie, a two-time All-American in cross country, returns for the Mountaineers after sitting out the cross country season with an injury. The distance group will also benefit from the experience of seniors Jordan Hamric and Aubrey Moskal. This will be the second year that Hamric and Moskal will be competing in the steeplechase with Hamric looking to build off a 2012 NCAA East Regional Appearance where she finished in 35th place.

2012-13 Track & Field Quick Facts General Information Location: Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 29,706 President: Dr. James P. Clements Director of Athletics: Oliver Luck NCAA Faculty Representative: John Fisher Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Mountaineers Colors: Old Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295)

Sarah-Anne Brault

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Sean Cleary (sixth season/21st overall) Assistant: Shelly Gallimore (fifth season) Volunteer Assistant: Ilora Cipolat Volunteer Assistant (distance) – Sean Hopkins Volunteer Assistant (pole vault) – Mike Tornifolio Volunteer Assistant (sprints & hurdles) – Dr. Martin Pushkin Sports Communications Deputy Director of Athletics: Mike Parsons Asst. 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 Asst. Sports Information Director: Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Publications Director: Tim Goodenow Assistant Sports Information Director: Grant Dovey Track and Field SID: Abby Norman Phone Number: (304) 293-2821 Fax Number: (304) 293-4105 E-mail Address: abby.norman@mail.wvu.edu Mailing Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Athletic Web site: WVUSports.com Conference Web site: Big12Sports.com

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2012-13 Schedule WVU begins its inaugural season in the Big 12 Conference ustin, Texas INDOOR Date Opponent Dec. 1 Marty Pushkin Track Classic Jan. 12 Kent State Jan. 19 WVU Invitational Jan. 25-26 PSU National Invitational Feb. 1-2 Akron Feb. 8-9 SPIRE Feb. 15 Akron Feb. 22-23 Big 12 Championships Mar. 1-2 Columbia Last Chance Mar. 8-9 NCAA Championships

Location Morgantown, W.Va. Kent, Ohio Morgantown, W.Va. State College, Pa. Akron, Ohio Geneva, Ohio Akron, Ohio Ames, Iowa New York, N.Y. Fayetteville, Ark.

OUTDOOR Date Opponent Mar. 15-16 Wake Forest Open Mar. 22-23 Bill Van Horne Invitational Mar. 29-30 Stanford Invitational April 6 Don Frail Invitational April 12-13 Jesse Owens Classic April 13 Patriot Open Invitational April 19-20 Larry Ellis Invitational April 25-27 Penn Relays April 26-27 Ashland Alumni Open May 3-5 Big 12 Championships May 11 Virginia Challenge May 23-25 NCAA East Preliminary June 5-8 NCAA Championships

Location Winston-Salem, N.C. Wheeling, W.Va. Palo Alto, Calif. Marietta, Ohio Columbus, Ohio Fairfax, Va. Princeton, N.J. Philadelphia, Pa. Ashland, Ohio Waco, Texas Charlottesville, Va. Greensboro, N.C. Eugene, Ore.

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54 ................................................. Season Review 56............................................................... Results

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Terina Miller

Katelyn Williams

2011-12 Season Review Mountaineers send 10 to NCAA Regional The sign of a proud program is one of consistency, and with the accolades and accomplishments garnered by the West Virginia track and field team during the 2012 indoor and outdoor seasons, consistency is an understatement to the abilities and talent level of the squad. The 2012 season saw seniors Chelsea Carrier-Eades and Jessica O’Connell earn AllAmerica honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, ten athletes qualify for the NCAA East Regional and 18 athletes sent to both the Big East Indoor and Outdoor Championships to be counted among the program’s best. After sitting out the indoor season, CarrierEades capped off a magical WVU career with first team All-America honors in the heptathlon and 100-meter hurdles. At the NCAA Outdoor Championships, she placed third in the heptathlon with a second career-best 5,839 points and seventh in the hurdles to earn the All-America honors. En route to the hurdles finals, she earned a lifetime- and all-time WVU best 12.78 in the event’s semifinals round after finishing seventh in 13.10 at the NCAA

Chelsea Carrier-Eades East Regional. She also placed second in the long jump at Big East with a second career-best 6.27-meter jump and earned a 12.93 in the hurdles to earn the league title. Earlier in the year, she won the heptathlon with 5,821 points at the Texas Relays, the first female athlete to win an event in consecutive years at the meet. Ranked No. 3 in the heptathlon the majority of the year, the Buckhannon, W.Va. native achieved career bests in three other events and was named WVU and Big East Athlete of the Week following the Texas Relays. O’Connell finished her WVU career in strong finish with third team All-America honors in the 5,000-meter run by placing 19th in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 17:10.43. During the year, she placed first in the 3,000-meter at the Wake Forest Open and the Larry Ellis Invitational and she qualified for nationals by achieving 10th place in the 5,000-meter at the NCAA East Regional in a career-best 16:26.18. She finished the indoor season with an eighth-place mark in the 5,000-meter at Big East in 16:59.25. The Mountaineers solidified their stance as one of the top programs in the Big East Conference as they placed fifth at the league meet with 72 points with 10 WVU athletes earning All-Big East honors. Carrier-Eades earned 27 of the team points with her first-place finish in

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the 100-meter hurdles, second in the 400-meter hurdles and second in the long jump. Stormy Nesbit scored 14 of the points by her second-place finish in the triple jump at 12.61 meters and third place in the long jump at 6.08 meters. The jumpers enjoyed a breakout season as Nesbit, a sophomore transfer, broke the all-time school triple jump record with a 13.07-meter distance at the ECAC Championships. The Roseville, Minn. native qualified for the regional in both the triple jump and long jump. Meghan Mock finished an All-American WVU career with a season-high 6.07 meter in the long jump at Big East where she placed fourth. She also placed first in the long jump at the Larry Ellis Invitational and 23rd at the NCAA regional at 5.97 meters. High jumper Sydney Cummings earned a career-best 1.77 meters at the NCAA East Regional, which ranks fourth-best on the WVU all-time best heights for the event. She matched her previous career best of 1.75 meters three times during the outdoor season and placed sixth at the Big East Indoor Championships at 1.70 meters. The throwing squad of Terina Miller, Heather Adams, Alanna Pritts and Karissa Knabenshue enjoyed unprecedented success as a unit led by Miller, who broke the all-time WVU distance in the hammer throw with a


Jessica O’Connell 55.25-meter throw at the Raleigh Relays. Adams landed in second place all-time with a 53.29-meter hammer throw at the Wake Forest Open, while Pritts arrived in fourth on the list with a 42.24-meter throw at the Ashland Alumni Open. Adams came in second place all-time in the discus throw with a 46.29-throw for the event at the Raleigh Relays, while Knabenshue arrived in third all-time with a 42.89-meter throw at the Big East Championships. Knabenshue also finished fifth on the all-time WVU best distance list for the shot put with an 11.27-meter throw at the Ashland Alumni Open. Competing in the indoor season, senior Katelyn Williams ended a terrific All-American career at WVU in strong fashion as she achieved a season-best 1.75-meter high jump three times and placed second at Big East with the same height. She came in first place with the height at the Columbia Last Chance Meet and the Gold-Blue Meet. Distance runners Stephanie Caruso, Kate Harrison and Ahna Lewis completed their WVU eligibility with good form with Caruso earning a team-best time in the 10,000-meter with a 35:05.60 at the Stanford Invitational, while Harrison and Lewis competed at the Big East Outdoor Championships with 7th- and 9thplace respective finishes. Among mid-distance runner, sophomore Jenna Barreto showed high potential by earning the team’s two best times of the year in the 800-meter run with respective times of 2:11.22 and 2:13.46 at the Larry Ellis Invitational and Wake Forest Open.

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Jordan Hamric and Aubrey Moskal brought the 3,000-meter steeplechase back into fashion for the program as both place top five all-time marks for the event, with Hamric coming in third on the list with a 10:28.71 at the Larry Ellis Invitational while Moskal arrived at fifth with a 10:38.62 also at the Larry Ellis Invitational. Alongside Carrier-Eades in the 100-meter hurdles, sophomore ChenĂŠ Townsend emerged as a threat as she achieved a career-best 13.44 in the preliminaries round at Big East, landing her at the fifth-best all-time mark in school history. During the indoor season, she earned a lifetime-best 8.41 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles finals at Big East, the fourth-best time for the event in program history.

Plagued with injuries during the indoor season, the Mountaineers still managed to break several school records. Katlyn Shelar earned a 3.77-meter pole vault at the WVU State Farm Games, a height that ranks fourth on the WVU all-time best heights for the event. Nesbit registered a triple jump of 12.26 meters at the Gold-Blue Meet which stands as the secondbest mark in program history. Weight throwers Adams and Miller had breakout indoor season as the duo earned the top two spots of the all-time best distances list for the event. Adams achieved a lifetimebest throw of 17.83 meters at Big East for the top spot, while Miller’s 16.73-meter throw at the Sykes and Sabock Challenge came in as second best.

2011-12 Results WVU closes out its final season as members of the Big East Conference ustin, Texas

One of the top national programs in both athletics and academics, five Mountaineers (Harrison, Lewis, Kaylyn Christopher, Kaitlyn Gillespie and Sarah-Anne Brault) earned 2012 Capital One Academic All-District honors. Harrison and Gillespie went on to earn Capital One Academic All-America first team honors while Christopher and Lewis were given third team accolades. With a strong group of athletes returning in 2013, the Mountaineer program looks to retain its status as a Top 20 national program and contender in the powerful Big 12 Conference.

INDOOR

Apr 14

Jesse Owens Classic (Columbus, Ohio)

Date Event

Apr 20

Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational (Princeton, NJ)

Dec 3

WVU Holiday Classic (Morgantown, WV)

Apr 21

Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational (Princeton, NJ)

Jan 14

PSU Nittany Lion Challenge (State College, Pa.)

Apr 26

Penn Relays (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Jan 21

State Farm Games (Morgantown, WV)

Apr 27

Ashland Alumni Invitational (Ashland, Ohio)

Jan 27

Penn State National (State College, Pa.)

Apr 28

Ashland Alumni Invitational (Ashland, Ohio)

Jan 28

Penn State National (State College, Pa.)

May 4

BIG EAST Championships (Tampa, Fla.) BIG EAST Championships (Tampa, Fla.)

Feb 4

Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup (State College, Pa.)

May 5

Feb 10

Gold-Blue Meet (Morgantown, WV)

May 6

Feb 18

BIG EAST Championships (New York City)

May 14

Swarthmore Last Chance (Swarthmore, Pa.)

Feb 19

BIG EAST Championships (New York City)

May 24

NCAA East Regional (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Mar 2

Columbia Last Chance (New York City)

May 25

NCAA East Regional (Jacksonville, Fla.)

Mar 3

Columbia Last Chance (New York City)

May 26

Mar 9

NCAA Indoor Championships (Boise, Id.)

Jun 7

NCAA Championships (Des Moines, Iowa)

Mar 10

NCAA Indoor Championships (Boise, Id.)

Jun 8

NCAA Championships (Des Moines, Iowa)

Jun 09

NCAA Championships (Des Moines, Iowa)

BIG EAST Championships (Tampa, Fla.)

NCAA East Regional (Jacksonville, Fla.)

OUTDOOR

Date Event Mar 16

Wake Forest Open (Winston-Salem, NC)

Mar 17

Wake Forest Open (Winston-Salem, NC)

Mar 28

Texas Relays (Austin, Tex.)

Mar 29

Texas Relays (Austin, Tex.)

Mar 30

Texas Relays (Austin, Tex.)

Mar 30

Raleigh Relays (Raleigh, NC)

Mar 31

Raleigh Relays (Raleigh, NC)

Apr 6

Stanford Invitational (Palo Alto, Calif.)

Apr 7

Stanford Invitational (Palo Alto, Calif.)

Apr 13

Jesse Owens Classic (Columbus, Ohio)

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All-Time Indoor Records Event Holder 55 meters Tammy Henderson 60 meters Stacian Brown 55m Hurdles Pat Itanyi 60m Hurdles Chelsea Carrier 200 meters Stacian Brown 200m Hurdles Jeanna Johnson 300 meters Tammy Henderson 400 meters April Rotilio 500 meters Connie Ellerbe 600 meters Kelly Austin 800 meters Kate Vermeulen 1,000 meters Kate Vermeulen Mile Keri Bland 3,000 meters Megan Metcalfe 5,000 meters Marie-Louise Asselin 4x200 Relay Marlene Dawkins, Pat Itanyi, Martina Miller, Jeanna Johnson 4x400 Relay Maxine Dawkins, Jeanna Johnson, Martina Miller, Tameca Williams 4x800 Relay Keri Bland, Kaylyn Christopher, Marie-Louise Asselin, Jessica O’Connell DMR Kaylyn Christopher, Karly Hamric, Marie-Louise AsselinKeri Bland Long Jump Pat Itanyi High Jump Sharon Pfister Triple Jump Christine Brown Pole Vault Erin Nett Shot Put Jodi Smith Pentathlon Chelsea Carrier FAT - fully automatic time

Record 6.82 FAT 7.34 FAT 7.67 FAT 8.17 FAT 23.67 FAT 27.40 FAT 39.45 FAT 54.29 FAT 1:12.84 FAT 1:35.05 FAT 2:06.42 FAT 2:43.02 FAT 4:34.78 FAT 8:58.17 FAT 15:50.53 FAT 1:38.80 FAT 3:42.84 FAT 8:44.98 FAT 11:05.12 FAT 6.48m 1.78m 13.00m 4.07m 14.80m 4,170 points

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Year 1985 1999 1996 2011 1999 1997 1984 2009 1990 1985 1999 1999 2009 2005 2010 1996 1998 2010 2009 1996 1985 2003 2002 1984 2011


All-Time Outdoor Records Event Holder 100 meters Stacian Brown 200 meters Maxine Dawkins 400 meters April Rotilio 800 meters Jennifer Kemp 1,500 meters Megan Metcalfe 3,000 meters Megan Metcalfe Steeplechase Susan Davis 5,000 meters Megan Metcalfe 10,000 meters Clara Grandt 100 Hurdles Chelsea Carrier 400 Hurdles Connie Ellerbe 4x100 Relay Keisha Miller, Tameca Williams, Zane Francis, Stacian Brown 4x200 Relay Amanda Valentine, Maxine Dawkins, Jeanna Johnson, Marlene Dawkins 4x400 Relay Maxine Dawkins, Jeanna Johnson, Martina Miller, Tameca Williams 4x800 Relay Karly Hamric, Keri Bland, Jessica O’Connell, Kaylyn Christopher SMR Stacian Brown, Tameca Williams, Amanda Valentine, Rebecca Stallwood DMR Keri Bland, Abbie Stechschulte, Raeleen Hunter, Marie-Louis Asselin Long Jump Pat Itanyi High Jump Althea Moody Javelin Jodi Smith Shot Put Jodi Smith Discus Jodi Smith Pole Vault Erin Nett Triple Jump Christine Brown Heptathlon Chelsea Carrier FAT - fully automatic time

Christine Brown

Record 11.36 FAT 23.36 FAT 52.71 FAT 2:05.09 FAT 4:12.00 FAT 9:04.02 FAT 10:25.93 FAT 15:47.64 FAT 33:45.16 FAT 12.97 FAT 55.87 FAT 44.28 FAT 1:34.55 FAT 3:36.58 FAT 8:47.95 FAT 3:54.62 FAT 11:24.76 FAT 6.74m 1.83m 47.98m 14.22m 50.26m 4.00m 12.95m 5,927 points

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Year 1999 1996 2011 2002 2003 2004 2005 2005 2009 2011 1992 1999 1996 1998 2010 2000 2007 1995 1990 1984 1984 1984 2002 2002 2011


800 Meters 1.) Kate Vermeulen 2.) Keri Bland 3.) Aileen Smith 4.) Jennifer Kemp 5.) Merissa Sexsmith

2:06.42 2:06.72 2:08.81 2:09.55 2:09.98

1999 2009 2001 2005 2000

1,000 Meters 1.) Kate Vermeulen 2.) Kaylyn Christopher 3.) Karly Hamric 4.) Megan Metcalfe 5.) Merissa Sexsmith

2:43.01 2:45.56 2:46.03 2:46.78 2:47.48

1999 2011 2010 2004 2000

1999 1998 1997 1984 2009

Mile 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.)

4:34.78 4:35.89 4:38.55 4:39.05 4:40.78 4:42.08

2009 2004 2010 1999 2010 2000

2009 1998 1992 1991 1989

3,000 Meters 1.) Megan Metcalfe 2.) Jessica O’Connell 3.) Marie-Louise Asselin 4.) Rebecca Stallwood 5.) Kaylyn Christopher

8:58.17 9:14.12 9:14.44 9:26.81 9:27.16

2005 2011 2008 2002 2011

1990 2005 1995 1986 2001

5,000 Meters 1.) Marie-Louise Asselin 2.) Clara Grandt 3.) Sarah-Anne Brault 4.) Tara Struyk 5.) Rebecca Stallwood

15:50.53 16:04.24 16:17.95 16:22.44 16:25.03

2010 2010 2011 2004 2002

Long Jump 1.) Pat Itanyi 2.) Christine Brown 3.) Chelsea Carrier 4.) Abbie Stechschulte 5.) Meghan Mock

6.48m 6.21m 6.10m 5.92m 5.86m

1996 2003 2010 2007 2011

Shot Put 1.) Jodi Smith 2.) LaShawna Black 3.) Abbie Stechschulte 4.) Michelle McGinnis 5.) Becky Gorby

14.80m 13.10m 12.83m 12.53m 12.37m

1984 2008 2007 2003 1984

Pole Vault 1.) Erin Nett 2.) Alex Acker 3.) Kristen Loughry 4.) Katlyn Shelar 5.) Jen Hell Erika Graziani

4.07m 3.87m 3.80m 3.77m 3.66m 3.66m

2001 2009 2008 2012 2002 2001

Indoor Top Five Records 60 Meters 1.) Stacian Brown 2.) Jessica Czaikowski 3.) Ciara Chic 4.) Chelsea Carrier 5.) Sabrina Cox

7.34 7.49 7.54 7.56 7.58

1999 2007 2003 2011 2000

60 Hurdles 1.) Chelsea Carrier 2.) Stacian Brown 3.) Jessica Czaikowski 4.) ChenĂŠ Townsend 5.) Pat Itanyi

8.08 8.22 8.23 8.41 8.42

2011 1999 2005 2012 1996

200 Meters 1.) Stacian Brown 2.) Maxine Dawkins 3.) Marlene Dawkins 4.) Tammy Henderson 5.) April Rotilio 400 Meters 1.) April Rotilio 2.) Tameca Williams 3.) Kristy Beans 4.) Connie Ellerbe 5.) Claudette Rodgers 500 Meters 1.) Connie Ellerbe 2.) Pamela Richardson 3.) Tamara Stoner 4.) Holly Workman 5.) Aileen Smith

23.63 23.78 23.80 24.12 24.17

54.29 54.79 55.09 55.18 55.24

1:12.84 1:12.93 1:14.35 1:14.42 1:14.56

Jennifer Davis

Keri Bland Megan Metcalfe Karly Hamric Kate Vermeulen Kaylyn Christopher Merissa Sexsmith

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Indoor Top Five Records High Jump 1.) Sharon Pfister 2.) Katelyn Williams 3.) Nancy Regalbuto 4.) Alethea Moody 5.) Pat Itanyi Sydney Cummings Sydney Cummings

1.78m 1.75m 1.74m 1.74m 1.73m 1.73m 1.73m

1985 2010 2005 1988 1997 2012 2013

Triple Jump 1.) Christine Brown 2.) Stormy Nesbit 3.) Tessie Palmer 4.) Stormy Nesbit 5.) Randi Bell

12.52m 12.26m 12.20m 11.89m 11.81m

2001 2012 1989 2013 1986

Pentathlon 1.) Chelsea Carrier 1.) Pat Itanyi 2.) Abbie Stechschulte 3.) Chelsea Carrier 4.) Sharon Pfister 5.) Melinda Case

4,170 4,111 4,016 3,967 3,817 3,430

2011 1997 2007 2009 1986 1986

Shot Put 1.) Jodi Smith 2.) LaShawna Black 3.) Abbie Stechschulte 4.) Michelle McGinnis 5.) Becky Gorby

14.80m 13.10m 12.83m 12.53m 12.37m

1984 2008 2007 2003 1984

Weight Throw 1.) Heather Adams 2.) Terina Miller 3.) Heather Adams 4.) Heather Adams 5.) Michele McGinnis

17.83m 16.73m 16.72m 16.53m 15.05m

2012 2012 2013 2013 2004

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

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

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DMR Splits 800 1.) Jennifer Kemp 2.) Aileen Smith 3.) Merissa Sexsmith 4.) Karly Hamric

2:05.75 2:07.89 2:08.50 2:08.89

2005 2003 2002 2009

DMR Splits 1200 1.) Megan Metcalfe 2.) Rebecca Stallwood 3.) Marie-Louise Asselin 4.) Keri Bland 5.) Kaylyn Christopher

3:21.85 3:23.20 3:23.90 3:25.84 3:25.90

2004 2002 2008 2010 2009

DMR Splits 1600 1.) Megan Metcalfe 2.) Keri Bland 3.) Kate Vermeulen 4.) Jennifer Davis 5.) Marie-Louise Asselin

4:33.50 4:35.94 4:36.15 4:39.50 4:39.60

2003 2008 1999 2005 2008

2010 2002 2009 2002 2002

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Outdoor Top Five Records 100 Meters 1.) Stacian Brown 2.) Kay Iheagwam 3.) Maxine Dawkins 4.) Tammy Henderson 5.) Trinese Summerlin

11.36 11.51 11.54 11.55 11.61

1999 1995 1998 1983 1994

100 Meter Hurdles 1.) Chelsea Carrier-Eades 2.) Pat Itanyi 3.) Jessica Czaikowski 4.) Stacian Brown 5.) Chené Townsend

12.78 13.20 13.27 13.29 13.44

2012 1995 2007 1999 2012

200 Meters 1.) Maxine Dawkins 2.) Tammy Henderson 3.) Kay Iheagwam Tameca Williams 5.) Stacian Brown

23.44 23.54 23.56 23.56 23.61

1998 1984 1995 1998 1999

400 Meters 1.) April Rotilio 2.) Tameca Williams 3.) Holly Workman 4.) Connie Ellerbe 5.) Kristy Beans

52.71 52.92 53.70 54.10 54.35

2011 1999 1987 1988 1992

400 Meter Hurdles 1.) Tameca Williams 2.) Holly Workman 3.) Connie Ellerbe 4.) Kristy Beans 5.) Tamara Stoner

52.92 53.70 54.10 54.35 54.36

1999 1987 1988 1992 1995

800 Meters 1.) Jennifer Kemp 2.) Keri Bland 3.) Raeleen Hunter 4.) Karly Hamric 5.) Ailene Smith

2:05.09 2:05.63 2:06.09 2:08.02 2:08.89

2003 2010 2007 2010 2002

1,500 Meters 1.) Megan Metcalfe 2.) Karly Hamric 3.) Keri Bland 4.) Jessica O’Connell 5.) Jennifer Kemp

4:12.00 4:13.54 4:14.52 4:18.31 4:21.30

2003 2010 2010 2010 2005

3,000 Meters 1.) Megan Metcalfe 2.) Rebecca Stallwood 3.) Marie-Louise Asselin 4.) Jessica O’Connell 5.) Jennifer Davis

9:04.02 9:23.45 9:26.09 9:30.06 9:33.61

2004 2001 2007 2012 2005

5,000 Meters 1.) Megan Metcalfe 2.) Marie-Louise Asselin 3.) Clara Grandt 4.) Rebecca Stallwood 5.) Jennifer Davis

15:47.64 15:53.93 16:01.18 16:12.17 16:23.01

2005 2010 2010 2002 2005

10,000 Meters 1.) Clara Grandt 2.) Kate Harrison 3.) Sarah-Anne Brault 4.) Katie Gillespie 5.) Marie-Louise Asselin

33:16.96 33:48.64 33:51.14 34:10.60 34:14.54

2009 2011 2011 2011 2009

3,000 Meter Steeplechase 1.) Susan Davis 2.) Jennifer Davis 3.) Jordan Hamric 4.) Alison Spiker 5.) Aubrey Moskal

10:25.93 10:28.45 10:28.71 10:38.36 10:38.62

2006 2005 2012 2009 2012

Heptathlon 1.) Chelsea Carrier 2.) Pat Itanyi 2.) Abbie Stechschulte 4.) Sharon Pfister 5.) Melinda Case

5,927 5,647 5,609 5,141 4,523

2011 1997 2007 1986 1987

High Jump 1.) Alethea Moody 2.) Katelyn Williams 3.) Sharon Pfister 4.) Sydney Cummings 5.) Nancy Regalbuto 5.) Natasha Redman

1.83m 1.79m 1.78m 1.77m 1.75m 1.75m

1990 2011 1986 2012 2005 2009

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Outdoor Top Five Records Pole Vault 1.) Erin Nett 2.) Katlyn Shelar 3.) Kristin Quackenbush 4.) Alex Acker 5.) Erica Graziani

4.00m 3.95m 3.86m 3.85m 3.83m

2002 2012 1998 2009 1999

Long Jump 1.) Pat Itanyi 2.) Chelsea Carrier 3.) Christine Brown 4.) Meghan Mock 5.) Abbie Stechshulte

6.74m 6.42m 6.29m 6.17m 6.13m

1995 2011 2002 2011 2007

Triple Jump 1.) Stormy Nesbit 2.) Christine Brown 3.) Tessie Palmer 4.) Natalie Barnes 5.) Randi Bell

13.07m 12.95m 12.45m 11.97m 11.81m

2012 2002 1991 1996 1986

Javelin 1.) Jodi Smith 2.) Lindsey Clark 3.) Kristen Snyder 4.) Pat Itanyi

47.99m 43.09m 41.82m 40.00m

1984 2006 1997 1995

Discus 1.) Jodi Smith 2.) Heather Adams 3.) Karissa Knabenshue 4.) Brittany Fink 5.) Becky Gorby

50.26m 46.29m 42.89m 42.31m 39.39m

1984 2012 2012 2010 1987

Shot put 1.) Jodi Smith 2.) Michelle McGinnis 3.) Abbie Stechschultz 4.) Terina Miller 5.) Karissa Knabenshue

14.22m 12.67m 12.37m 11.80m 11.27m

1984 2006 2007 2011 2012

Hammer throw 1.) Terina Miller 2.) Heather Adams 3.) Michele McGinnis 4.) Alanna Pritts 5.) Brittney Thomas

55.25m 53.29m 42.51m 42.24m 42.10m

2012 2012 2006 2012 2011

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

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Megan Metcalfe 4x200 Relay 1.) Martina Miller, Tameca Williams, Haneefah Norman Zane Francis 1:34.55 2.) Martina Miller, Maxine Dawkins, Tameca Williams Jamillah Nock 1:35.41 3.) Junique Morris, Jamillah Nock, Shani Boone Jessica Czaikowski 1:36.37 4.) Amanda Valentine, Maxine Dawkins, Jeanna Johnson Marlene Dawkins 1:36.40 5.) Amanda Valentine, Pat Itanyi, Tamara Stoner Kay Iheagwam 1:36.94 4x400 Relay 1.) Jeanna Johnson, Tameca Williams, Martina Miller Maxine Dawkins 3:36.58 2.) Kristy Beans, Connie Ellerbe, Jennifer Scweizer Tamara Stoner 3:41.62 3.) Jenna Barreto, Chelsea Carrier, Allison Tyree, April Rotilio 3:41.68 4.) Amanda Valentine, Kay Iheagwam, Tamara Stoner Halima Sinceno 3:41.74 5.) Jeanna Johnson, Marlene Dawkins, Amanda Valentine Maxine Dawkins 3:42.38 4x800m Relay 1.) Karly Hamric, Keri Bland, Jessica O’Connell Kaylyn Christopher 8:47.95 2.) Merissa Sexsmith, Megan Metcalfe, Jennifer Kemp Jennifer Davis 8:48.07 3.) Jennifer Zawaski, Merissa Sexsmith, Rebecca Stallwood Kecia Herod 8:49.50 4.) Jennifer Kemp, Ailene Smith, Jennifer Davis Megan Metcalfe 8:51.17 5.) Jennifer Davis, Jennifer Kemp, Megan Metcalfe Ailene Smith 8:51.66 Distance Medley Relay 1.) Kaylyn Christopher, Katelyn Williams, Karly Hamric Keri Bland 11:19.81 2.) Keri Bland, Abbie Stechshulte, Emma Hunter Marie-Louise Asselin 11:24.76 3.) Jennifer Kemp, Stacian Brown, Ailene Smith Megan Metcalfe 11:33.63

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1998 1992 2011 1995 1996

2010 2003 1999 2002 2002

2008 2007 2002


Mountaineer Track Event Holder 100-meters Kay Iheagwam (WVU) 200-meters Debbie Bonner (Pitt) 400-meters Connie Ellerbe (WVU) 800-meters Keri Bland (WVU) 1,500-meters Keri Bland (WVU) 3,000-meters Susie Comer (WVU) 5,000-meters Jennifer Colgrove (All.CC) 10,000-meters Charlene Burstrom (WVU) 100 Hurdles Allison Williams (Unat) 400 Hurdles Connie Ellerbe (WVU) 4x100 Relay Pitt 4x200 Relay West Virginia 4x400 Relay West Virginia 4x800 Relay West Virginia Mile Relay West Virginia 2-Mile Relay Indiana, Pa. DMR West Virginia SMR West Virginia Long Jump Pat Itanyi (WVU) High Jump Alethea Moody (WVU) Triple Jump Tessie Palmer (WVU) Pole Vault Alex Acker Shot Put Jodi Reidel (Kent St.) Discus Jodi Smith (WVU) Javelin Jodi Smith (WVU) Heptathlon Pat Itanyi (WVU)

Record 11.51 23.80 54.10 2:07.01 4:27.09 9:47.34 17:06.11 35:00.05 13.38 56.95 46.37 1:37.31 3:43.05 8:57.31 3:49.80 9:33.56 12:14.60 4:06.97 20’6 .5” 5’10” 40’ .75” 3.66m 44’10 .5” 160’5” 157’5” 5647 points

Year 1995 1989 1988 2008 2008 1981 1983 1987 1996 1987 1989 1988 1988 1990 1984 1983 1995 1984 1995 1990 1989 2008 1983 1984 1984 1997

Shell Building Event 55-meters 55 Hurdles 200-meters 300-meters 400-meters 500-meters 600-meters 800-meters 1,000-meters Mile 3,000-meters 5,000-meters 4x400 Relay 4x800 Relay Long Jump High Jump Triple Jump Pole Vault Pentathlon

Holder Tammy Henderson (WVU) Pat Itanyi (WVU) Tammy Henderson (WVU) Janet Dodson (Morgan St.) Edna Brown (Temple) Connie Ellerbe (WVU) Monica Egbuonu (Princ) D.Lamvlelet-McClive (Cor) Kate Vermeulen (WVU) Megan Metcalfe (WVU) Holden (Allegheny) Brown (William & Mary) Temple Megan Metcalfe, Rebecca Stallwood, Merissa Sexsmith, Jennifer Kemp (WVU) Trecia Smith (Pitt) Becky Bryan (West Ontario) Najuma Fletcher (Pitt) Erin Nett (WVU) Pat Itanyi (WVU)

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Record 6.82 7.71 24.27 37.54 53.59 1:12.84 1:32.35 2:07.32 2:48.30 4:44.00 9:23.10 16:29.50 3:43.19 9:00.45 20’10 .5” 5’10” 41’2 .5” 13’1” 4,111

Year 1985 1996 1985 N/A 1983 1990 1982 1982 1999 2003 1992 1993 1982 2002 1997 1994 1993 2001 1995


Atlantic 10 Champions

ECAC Champions

TEAM INDOOR CHAMPION 1993 1995

ATLANTIC 10 INDIVIDUAL INDOOR CHAMPIONS 55-meter Dash 1995 Kay Iheagwam, 6.96 1993 Trinese Summerlin, 6.90 200-meter Dash 1995 1993

Kay Iheagwam, 24.52 Trinese Summerlin, 24.86

400-meter Dash 1995 1993

Mandy Valentine, 57.88 Halima Sinceno, 57.80

500-meter Run 1995

Tamara Stoner, 1:14.35

One-mile Run 1993

Erin O’Reilly, 4:55.90

3,000-meter Run 1995 1993

Charity Wachera, 9:59.41 Erin O’Reilly, 9:46.55

5,000-meter Run 1995

Carisa Brown, 17:38.28

55-meter Hurdles 1995

Pat Itanyi, 07.91

4x400-meter Relay 1995 3:54.17 (M. Valentine, H. Sinceno, K. Iheagwam, T. Stoner) High Jump 1993

Chantel Dubois, 5-04.25

Long Jump 1995

Patience Itanyi, 20-04.50

INDOOR Year Holder 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 OUTDOOR Year Holder Event Time/Distance 2012 Chelsea Carrier-Eades 100 meters 11.82 2012 Stormy Nesbit Triple jump 13.07 meters 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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Big East Champions BIG EAST INDOOR OUTSTANDING TRACK PERFORMER 2009 Keri Bland 2008 Marie Louise Asselin 2003 Megan Metcalfe 1999 Kate Vermeulen BIG EAST INDOOR OUTSTANDING FIELD PERFORMER 2011 BIG EAST INDIVIDUAL INDOOR CHAMPIONS 60-meter Hurdles 2010 2011 800-meter Run 2005 1,000-meter Run 2008 Mile Run 1999 2009 3,000-meter Run 2002 2003 2008 2011 5,000-meter Run 2002 2010

Chelsea Carrier

BIG EAST OUTDOOR OUTSTANDING TRACK PERFORMER 1996 - Marlene Dawkins 2011 - Chelsea Carrier BIG EAST OUTDOOR INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS 100-meter Dash 1998 1999

Maxine Dawkins, 11.58 Stacian Brown, 11.62

200-meter Dash 1996 1998 1999

Marlene Dawkins, 23.67 Maxine Dawkins, 23.44 Stacian Brown, 23.89

Keri Bland, 2:48.66

400-meter Dash 1996 1999 2000 2011

Marlene Dawkins, 54.57 Temeca Williams, 53.16 Tameca Williams, 53.55 April Rotilio, 52.71

Kate Vermeulen, 4:39.84 Keri Bland, 4:34.78

1,500-meter Run 1999 2010

Kate Vermeulen, 4:25.72 Karly Hamric, 4:28.02

5,000-meter Run 2002 2009 2010

Megan Metcalfe, 16:35.63 Clara Grandt, 16:07.55 Marie Louise Asselin, 16:31.04

Chelsea Carrier, 8.31 Chelsea Carrier, 8.17

Jennifer Kemp, 2:10.26

Megan Metcalfe, 9:20.87 Megan Metcalfe, 9:15.25 Marie Louise Asselin, 9:20.56 Jessica O’Connell, 9:21.09

Rebecca Stallwook, 16:38.30 Marie Louise Asselin, 15:58.15

10,000-meter Run 2003 2010 2011

Megan Metcalfe, 35:08.89 Clara Grandt, 33:31.80 Kate Harrison, 33:59.84

Distance Medley Relay 1999 11:26.24 (R. Stallwood, T. Williams, M. Sexsmith, K. Vermeulen) 2000 11:33.03 (R. Stallwood, T. Williams, A. Smith, M. Sexsmith) 2002 11:28.51 (M. Metcalfe, S. Felder, A. Smith, R. Stallwood) 2008 11:16.87 (E. Malloy, C. Staye, T. Woodward, B. Spies)

100-meter Hurdles 2006 2008 2011 2012

Jessica Czaikowski, 13.42 Chelsea Carrier, 13.48* Chelsea Carrier, 13.07 Chelsea Carrier-Eades, 12.93

3,200-meter Relay 1999 8:58.47 (K. Herod, R. Stallwood, D. Simms, M. Sexsmith)

400-meter Hurdles 2011

Chelsea Carrier, 57.48

Long Jump 1996

Pat Itanyi, 6.41m (21-1/2)

Pole Vault 1998 2000 2001 2002

Kristen Quackenbush, 3.20m (10’6”) Erin Nett, 3.55m (11’7.75”) Erin Nett, 3.80m (12’5.5”) Erin Nett, 3.90m (12’9.5”)

Pole Vault 1998 2001 2002

Kristen Quackenbush, 3.61m (11’10”) Erin Nett, 3.80m (12’5.5”) Erin Nett, 3.95m (12’11.5”)

Long Jump 2011

Chelsea Carrier, 6.42m (21-3/4)

Pentathlon 2006 2007 2010 2011

Abbie Stechschulte, 3,972 pts. Abbie Stechschulte, 4,016 pts Chelsea Carrier, 3,994 pts. Chelsea Carrier, 4,170 pts.

400-meter Relay 1999 2000

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NCAA Champions Pat Itanyi

Kate Vermeulen

Megan Metcalfe

In only her sophomore season, Pat Itanyi became the first female in West Virginia University women’s track and field history to win a national championship by taking top honors in the long jump at the 1995 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., with a leap of 22’1. Itanyi edged out George Mason’s Diane GuthrieGreshman who had a jump of 22’0.25” and surpassed her WVU record of 21’10.25”, a mark that placed her ranking second entering the meet. A native of Ukehe, Nigeria, Itanyi’s jump was at the time the 10th longest in NCAA history and set a school record in the finals that still stands to this day.

As a freshman, Kate Vermeulen became the second female NCAA champion when she took top honors in the mile at the 1999 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., with a time of 4:39.07. Vermeulen’s time was her best of the year as she edged out Mary Jayne Harrelson of Appalachian State who finished with a time of 4:39.53. The London, Ontario native is the only indoor champion for WVU and in only one year as a Mountaineer, Vermeulen tied other national champion Itanyi by setting six school records in one season.

In her final season at WVU, Megan Metcalfe concluded an already stellar career as a Mountaineer by capturing the 5,000 meter title at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif., with a time of 16:31.88. Metcalfe used a final surge of energy to outkick the defending champion, Sara Bei of Stanford, and defeating her by just 0.54 seconds faster. The Edmonton, Alberta, finished her career as a nine-time All-American and still holds four school records to this day.

Pat Itanyi

Kate Vermeulen

Megan Metcalfe

1995 NCAA Outdoor Long Jump Champion

1999 NCAA Indoor Mile Champion

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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: 1994-9596 floor, 1994 and 96 vault, and 1996 all-around. She was tied for the most individual All-America awards in West Virginia history with former track stars James Jett and Pat Itanyi.

All-Americans Connie Ellerbe 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992 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 All-America 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.

Charity Wachera 1998 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. Kate Vermeulen 1999

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, 1996, 1997 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. Kristin Quackenbush 1998 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

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 thenschool 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. Merissa Sexsmith 1999, 2000, 2001 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. Tameca Williams 1999, 2000 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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Jennifer Davis 2004, 2005

All-Americans 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 AllAmerica honor when the distance medley team finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2000. Christine Brown 1999, 2000

Jennifer Davis, a native of Romney, W.Va., earned her first AllAmerica 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, 2004, 2005

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. Ailene Smith 2000, 2001 Smith earned her All-America honors as part of the secondplace 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. Ciara Chic 2001 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. Megan Metcalfe 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 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 All-America 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.

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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, 2004, 2005 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. Abbie Stechschulte 2007 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). Marie-Louise Asselin 2008, 2009, 2010 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. The Mountaineers went on to finish sixth, marking the third-consecutive year that WVU finished in the top 10 at the national championships. Asselin 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).

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All-Americans 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, first at the NCAA all-Mid-Atlantic Regionals and second at the Big East 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 second-place 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 AllAmerica distance medley relay team that took fourth at nationals. Keri Bland 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Keri Bland, a nine-time All-American, continued to leave her name in the WVU record books as the most decorated athlete in WVU track and field history. In 2011, Bland earned third-team All-America honors in the 1,500-meter run with an 18th-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 4:24. She aided the Mountaineers to a sixth-place 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, when she led WVU to its most successful season in school history as the squad 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 AllAmerica 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. 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 persona-best time of 4:23.54 in the 1,500-meter.

April Rotilio earned her third All-America honor in 2011 with a 19th-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 53.47 seconds. She qualified for NCAAs with a 10th-place finish in the 400-meter at the NCAA East Regional in 53.31 seconds. Rotilio earned her best 400-meter time of the year at the Big East Championships, finishing in 52.71 seconds in first place and became the first Mountaineer since Tameca Williams in 2000 to win the event. Academically, she capped her career with third team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors and was named to the Capital One Academic all-district first team. 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. Clara Grandt 2009 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 all-region 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. Kaylyn Christopher 2010 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. Jessica O’Connell 2010, 2011, 2012 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. Her second All-America honor came in the 3,000-meter at the 2011

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All-Americans NCAA Indoor Championships, when she finished in 16th place to earn second team All-America honors. To qualify for NCAAs, O’Connell earned her first ever Big East title in the 3,000-meter with a time of 9:21.09. In 2012, she earned her third All-America honor at the NCAA Outdoor Championships where she placed 19th in the 5,000-meter run in 17:10.43 for an honorable mention accolade. That year she also finished eighth in the 5,000-meter at the Big East Indoor Championships and had two firstplace marks in the 3,000-meter at the Wake Forest Open and the Larry Ellis Invitational. Chelsea Carrier-Eades 2010, 2011, 2012 Chelsea Carrier, an eight-time All-American, 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 fourth-place 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). In 2011, Carrier earned first team All-America honors in the heptathlon after placing third with 5,761 points and also earned third team All-America in the 100-meter hurdles after placing 19th in 13.56 seconds. She was named the Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year, and before that earned three individual Big East titles in the long jump, 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles. During the indoor season, Carrier earned All-America in the 60-meter hurdles with a fourth-place finish in 8.08 seconds, beating her personal record of 8.15 seconds. She notched another All-American award in the pentathlon with a fifth-place finish with 4,128 points, her second All-America award in the pentathlon. Her junior campaign saw her break the school records in the 60-meter hurdles, pentathlon, 100-meter hurdles and the heptathlon. She also participated at the USA Track and Field Championships following the season, finishing 16th in the semifinals round in a time of 13.04 seconds. Her 2012 senior campaign notched two All-America awards as she earned first team honors in both the heptathlon and the 100-meter hurdles. She placed third in the heptathlon with 5,839 points and seventh in the hurdles in 13.31. She earned a career- and school-best 12.78 in the 100-meter hurdles during the semifinals at NCAAs and also won the heptathlon for a second consecutive year at the Texas Relays. Kate Harrison 2011 Kate Harrison earned her first All-America honor as a track and field athlete at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships where she was first team All-America in the 10,000-meter run by way of a second-place finish in 34:30.35. She qualified for NCAAs with a first-place finish for the event at the NCAA East Regional in 33:48.64, a personal best for the Toronto, Ontario, native. The championship season began well for No. 16-ranked Harrison as she earned her first Big East title in the 10,000 with a time of 33:59.84, her best mark of the year at the time. Harrison also earned her first All-America honor during the 2011 cross country season with an eighth-place individual finish at the NCAA Championship.

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Chelsea Carrier-Eades Sarah-Anne Brault 2011 Sarah-Anne Brault earned her first All-America honor in 2011 with a second team All-America achievement in the 10,000-meter run as she finished in 10th place in 35:05.36. To qualify for NCAAs, the Winnipeg, Manitoba, native placed sixth in the 10,000 at the NCAA East Regional with a time of 33:51.14, her best mark of the year for the event. Brault earned a second-place finish in 34:04.63 in the 10,000-meter at the Big East Championships and a solid 10th place in the 1,500-meter race in 4:35.07 at the prestigious Jesse Owens Classic. During the indoor season, Brault finished fourth in the 5,000-meter run in 16:17.95 at the Big East Championships. She also excelled academically by earning second team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors and was named to the Capital One Academic all-district first team. Meghan Mock 2011 Meghan Mock capped off a stellar junior season by finishing with third team All-America honors in the long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a distance of 6.02 meters, good for 20th place among the nation’s elite jumpers. The Berkeley Springs, W.Va., native qualified for the NCAAs for the first time of her career by placing 11th in the long jump at the NCAA East Regional at a distance of 6.07 meters. Mock began the championship portion of the season well with an eighth-place mark for the event at 5.81 meters, advancing to the East regional for the first time. Her junior year was enhanced with a first-place finish in the long jump with a 6.17-meter mark at the Penn Relays, a personal-best and currently ranks third all-time at WVU. At the prestigious Stanford Invitational, she placed fourth in the long jump at 5.70 meters. During the indoor season, Mock finished fourth at the Big East Championships at a distance of 5.86 meters. Katelyn Williams 2011 Katelyn Williams earned third team All-America honors in the high jump with an 18th-place height of 1.76 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. To earn her second trip to NCAAs, the Chesterland, Ohio, native placed ninth at the NCAA East Regional, also at a height of 1.78 meters. She started the outdoor championship season well at the Big East Championships with a second-place finish in the high jump at 1.78 meters and placed third in the heptathlon with 5,044 points. In the heptathlon, she finished first in the high jump with a career-best 1.79-meter height, and had solid finishes in the shot put (3rd, 11.09m) and javelin (4th, 29.30m). At the prestigious Jesse Owens Classic, Williams placed third at 1.70 meters. Her indoor season was highlighted with a fourth-place finish in the long jump at 5.08 meters at the WVU Holiday Classic.

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All-Time Coaches and Captains Year Coach Captains 1978 Linda King None 1979 Linda King None 1980 Linda King None 1981 Linda King None 1982 Linda King None 1983 Pat Nicol None 1984 Kim Kemp Jean England, Kris Kavetski 1985 Kim Kemp Lisa Ayers, Kris Kavetski 1986 Laura Nardelli Karen Carpenter, Lori Smith 1987 Laura Nardelli Charlene Burstrom, Karen Carpenter 1988 Laura Nardelli Charlene Burstrom, Traci Purtell 1989 Laura Nardelli Charlene Burstrom 1990 Laura Nardelli Theresa Papa 1991 Martin Pushkin Vicki Stum 1992 Martin Pushkin None 1993 Martin Pushkin Erin O’Reilly 1994 Martin Pushkin Kerryn Davidson, Joleen Tocci 1995 Martin Pushkin Carisa Brown 1996 Martin Pushkin Heather Bury, Mary Ann Myer 1997 Martin Pushkin Charity Wachera 1998 Martin Pushkin Nancy Knapp, Rebecca Stallwood 1999 Martin Pushkin Rebecca Stallwood, Johanna Fisher 2000 Martin Pushkin Rebecca Stallwood, Johanna Fisher 2001 Martin Pushkin Rebecca Stallwood 2002 Jeff Huntoon Stacian Brown 2003 Jeff Huntoon Megan Metcalfe 2004 Jeff Huntoon Tara Struyk 2005 Jeff Huntoon Jennifer Kemp, Pam Richardson 2006 Jeff Huntoon Jessica Czaikowski, Susan Davis 2007 Jeff Huntoon Jessica Czaikowski, Abbie Stechschulte, Halimah Bashir, Alison Spiker 2008 Sean Cleary Halimah Bashir, Alison Spiker 2009 Sean Cleary Alison Spiker, Nicole DeStefano 2010 Sean Cleary Marie-Louise Asselin, Keri Bland, Clara Grandt, Karly Hamric, April Rotilio 2011 Sean Cleary April Rotilio, Chelsea Carrier-Eades 2012 Sean Cleary Chelsea Carrier-Eades, Katelyn Williams Total *no dual meets - all invitational competition

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Record 1-2 2-0 1-0 2-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 3-4 8-0 11-0 9-2 14-8 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 0-0* 56-17


74..................... President Dr. James P. Clements 75....................... Director of Athletics Oliver Luck 76........................................ Athletics Senior Staff 77.......................................... WVU Head Coaches 78............................................... Athletic Facilities 79.............................................Media Information 80.......................... WVU Sports Communications

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James P. Clements, Ph.D. President Jim Clements is West Virginia University’s 23rd president. WVU is the flagship university of West Virginia, with an internationally diverse student body of more than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 200 degree programs in the University’s 13 constituent colleges, two divisional colleges, and multiple healthcare sites. Dr. Clements chairs the boards of the West Virginia United Health System, the WVU Hospitals, and the WVU Research Corporation. In total, WVU and its affiliates represent a $2.3 billion enterprise and employ more than 18,000 people. WVU and its affiliates are currently in the midst of more than $600 million of capital improvements. Regionally, he is a board member of the National Energy Technology Laboratory Regional University Alliance. He chairs the Implementation Committee of the Power of

32, a visioning initiative across 32 counties in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In the state, he recently co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Diversity Initiative Council, and co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s College Completion Task Force. In addition, he serves on the board of the West Virginia Business Roundtable. On a national level, he is active with national higher education organizations such as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the American Council on Education (ACE). He is currently co-chair of the APLU Energy Forum and is the chair of the ACE Commission on Leadership. Dr. Clements was the only university president selected to join a 15-member Innovation Advisory Board to the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was also nominated and participated in the 81st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference through the U.S. Department of Defense. Before coming to WVU, Dr. Clements served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Towson University, the secondlargest public university in Maryland. Prior to becoming provost, he served as Towson’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. Dr. Clements earned 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. The fourth edition of his project management textbook was published in four languages and used in multiple countries; the fifth edition was released in spring 2012. At WVU, Dr. Clements is a tenured professor in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources’ Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He is married to Beth Clements, and they have four children – Tyler, twin daughters Hannah and Maggie, and Grace.

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Oliver Luck Director of Athletics Successful at each of his previous career stops, Oliver Luck continues that streak at West Virginia University. A former Mountaineer quarterback, Luck, appointed the University’s 11th Director of Athletics by President James P. Clements on June 9, 2010, has made significant strides in his first two years to enhance WVU’s role as a major player in the collegiate world. In his first year, Luck hired four head coaches, while maintaining WVU’s superior level of success. In addition to new hires, Luck oversaw the progress of major capital projects, such as the $25 million WVU basketball practice facility for men’s and women’s basketball and the women’s soccer training complex. He also fostered an atmosphere for achievement and triumph in the classroom and on the field. In year two, Luck led WVU into the Big 12 Conference, oversaw the best fundraising year in school history, implemented several safety and crowd enhancements at Mountaineer sporting events, increased overall department revenue, continued a master plan for facility upgrades and watched his football program gain its third BCS bowl victory with a recordsetting 70-33 win in the Orange Bowl. Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of success, first as a recordsetting quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1978-81, then as a professional quarterback for the National Football League’s Houston Oilers, and later as a professional sports executive. Luck’s journey to the big chair at WVU began in his native Cleveland, where in 1977 he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club Player of the Year at St. Ignatius High. Luck chose WVU over Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale, embarking upon a career that saw him establish school records for touchdown passes and completions during his playing days, while also leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 upset victory over Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he completed 216 of 394 passes for 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns. He passed for a career-high 360 yards in a 27-24 loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in the final regular-season game of his career. Luck ended his college career with 5,765 yards and 43 touchdown passes, both figures still ranking among the best in school history. Luck was a two-time team MVP in 1980 and

Oliver Luck was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American quarterback at WVU. 1981, and also received the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football student-athlete with the highest grade point average. The two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American was the recipient of Today’s Top Five, presented for scholastics by the NCAA and was selected by the National Football Foundation as one of its 10 scholar-athletes to make a keynote speech at its annual banquet in 1982. Selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers (44th overall pick), Luck spent four years with the Oilers from 1982-86. His most extended action came in 1983 when he started six games and finished the season completing 124-of-217 passes for 1,375 yards and eight touchdowns. After retiring from football, Luck became vice president of business development for the NFL and later was appointed general manager of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the newly created World League of American Football. He spent the ’95 season as general manager of the Rhein Fire before being named President and CEO of NFL Europe in 1996. Luck totaled more than 10 years with the NFL, before becoming chief executive officer of the Harris CountyHouston Sports Authority in 2001. In that role, Luck oversaw the development and management of a $1 billion professional sports and entertainment complex for the city of Houston that included Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros and the Livestock Show and Rodeo. In 2005, Luck was appointed as the first president of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamos, helping that organization to a pair

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of MLS Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. Luck secured the funding for an $80 million soccer complex to house the Dynamos when the call came to return to his alma mater. BBVA Compass Stadium was built and opened in 2012 adding to Luck’s legacy with the professional soccer team, and the overall Houston sports facility complexes. He returned in May, 2012 for the opening ceremony of the soccer stadium that he fought so hard for. Prior to his current position at WVU, Luck was appointed by then Gov. Joe Manchin in 2008 to a four-year term on the West Virginia University Board of Governors, a spot he relinquished to become director of athletics. The Rhodes Scholar finalist graduated Phi Betta Kappa from WVU in 1982. He also earned a law degree from Texas, graduating cum laude in 1987. In 1997, Luck was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. ”It’s an incredible honor for me to be the athletic director at my alma mater,” said Luck. ”I care deeply about this school, and WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country. I am so pleased to be a part of the leadership team assembled under President Clements at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.” He is married to the former Kathy Wilson. They have two sons and two daughters: Andrew, a former All-American quarterback and two-time Heisman Trophy finalist at Stanford and No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts; Mary Ellen, a junior volleyball player at Stanford; Emily, a freshman at Stanford and Addison, who attends Morgantown High.


Senior Staff Athletic Department Personnel Mike Parsons Deputy Director of Athletics

Michael Szul

Keli Cunningham

Terri Howes

Associate Athletic Director

Associate Athletic Director

Compliance/Governance

Sports Administration, SWA

Matt Borman

Michael Fragale

Associate Athletic Director Executive Director of the Mountaineer Athletic Club

Associate Athletic Director Business Operations

Assistant Athletic Director Communications

Curtis Jones

Matt Wells

Assistant Athletic Director

Assistant Athletic Director

Academic Services

Marketing and Sales

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Head Coaches WVU Fields 17 Varsity Sports Programs Jason Butts

Mike Carey

Women’s Soccer

Gymnastics

Women’s Basketball

Sean Cleary

Jon Hammond

Dana Holgorsen

Cross Country/Track

Rifle

Football

Bob Huggins

Jimmy King

Jill Kramer

Men’s Basketball

Rowing

Volleyball

Marlon LeBlanc

Randy Mazey

Men’s Soccer

Baseball

Vic Riggs

Tina Samara

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Nikki Izzo-Brown

Craig Turnbull Wrestling

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Athletic Facilities Train Like A Champion

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Dreamswork Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

Mountaineer Track

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Boathouse

WVU Coliseum

Basketball Practice Facility

WVU Natatorium

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Receiving Information Media members may receive track & field press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, meet recaps and more, simply email your requests to abby.norman@mail.wvu.edu. WVUsports.com WVUsports.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer track & field. Player and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger by going to WVUsports.com. Updated following each game, WVUsports.com is your place to find the latest statistics for Mountaineer track & field. Not only will you find this season’s stats and stories, but you will also be able to find the WVU record book for some historical perspective.

Media Information What To Know When Covering WVU Media Services The West Virginia University sports communications office will be available throughout the entire 2012-13 track & field season to accommodate any media requests. 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 track & field contact Abby Norman. During the Week Any member of the media wishing to interview a player or member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia track & field contact Abby Norman, via email (abby.norman@ mail.wvu.edu) or by phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff.

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Directions to the WVU Track From I-68 Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit and follow signs toward the football stadium by heading West onto WV 857. At second traffic light, turn left (south) on US 119. Drive up a steep hill; the Morgantown airport will be on your left. Continue straight past several car dealerships and at the second light turn right onto WV 705. Turn left at the sixth traffic light onto Van Voorhis Road. The road becomes Patteson Drive when crossing University Avenue. Proceed up Patteson to the light at Jerry West Boulevard. Turn right on to Gale Catlett Drive and the WVU Coliseum/WVU Shell Building will be on your right a few hundred feet ahead.

From I-79 Take the Star City/WVU (mile marker 155) exit and follow signs to West Virginia University, heading south on US 19 and across the Star City Bridge. Proceed up Monongahela Boulevard past Texas Roadhouse. The WVU Coliseum/WVU Shell Building will be on your right a few hundred feet ahead.


WVU Sports Communications Sports Information The West Virginia University sports communication office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate in room 107. Additional offices are located on the second floor of the Coliseum in room 217. Mailing Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Overnight Shipping Address WVU Sports Communications 3450 Monongahela Blvd., Room 107 Morgantown, WV 26506

Track & Field Contact Abby Norman Sports Communications Graduate Assistant e-mail: abby.norman@mail.wvu.edu

Staff Michael Fragale Bryan Messerly Joe Swan John Antonik Mike Montoro Katie Kane Grant Dovey Shannon McNamara Tim Goodenow Lisa Ammons Cheryl Maust Amy Prunty Eva Buchman Abby Norman Brian Kuppelweiser

Assistant Athletic Director, Communications Sports Information Director Sports Publications Director Director of New Media Director of Football Communications Associate Sports Information Director Assistant Sports Information Director Assistant Sports Information Director Assistant Sports Publications Director Business Manager Program Assistant Program Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant

Phone Information Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480

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