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COACHING STAFF mountaineer Profiles

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In the Spotlight Mountaineers in the Community All Americans Strength and Conditioning Big 12 Conference Athletic Training Student-Athlete Support Campus Life Mountaineer Excellence

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Coaching Staff

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Sean Cleary Erin O’Reilly Support Staff

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30 Overview 31 Kaitlyn Gillespie 32 Chelsea Jarvis 33 Allison Lasnicki 34 Lydia Martinelli 35 Sarah Martinelli 36 Sarah McCauley 37 Allison Pettit 38 Savanna Plombon 39 Sydney Scott 40 Paige Szabat 41 Kelly Williams 42 Megan Yaun 43 Amy Cashin 43 Maggie Drazba 44 Rachel Faulds

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Jillian Forsey Peyton Hampson Brynn Harshbarger Brianna Kerekes Corinne Kule Renee Maisonneuve Rebecca Wendt

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Credits: The 2013 West Virginia University cross country guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor: Jonathan Hevron & Nick Arthur Author: Jonathan Hevron & Nick Arthur Page Layout & Design: Jonathan Hevron, Nick Arthur and BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc. Cover Design: Provations Group Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Barrett, Bob Beverly, John Bright, Jonathan Hevron, Nick Arthur, 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 Servies, Alison Toffle, David Zicherman. Contributors: Lisa Ammons, Michael Fragale, Katie Kane, Cheryl Maust, Shannon McNamara, Bryan Messerly, Mike Montoro, Mackenzie Mullenax, Amy Prunty, Eva Buchman. Š 2013 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

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Media INformation

A look at 2013 Coach Cleary One-on-One 2013 Schedule Host Information

2012 Review

54 2012 Season Recap 55 Results 56 Meet-by-Meet Recap 58 Individual Times 60 Accolades

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NCAA Honors Conference Honors All Americans President Dr. James P. Clements Director of Athletics Oliver Luck Athletics Senior Staff WVU Head Coaches Athletic Facilities Media Information WVU Sports Communications

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West Virginia University

IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer studentยก athlete is special.

Without a professional sports team in the state, ยก

folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics.

Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to ยก

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 ยก 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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Senior Heather Adams broke the school record in the hammer throw at last season's Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a throw of 56.96 meters.

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, 18

student-athletes have garnered All-America honors, while 33 athletes have achieve the honor in the history of WVU track and field.

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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 ¡

Coach Cleary’s student-athletes can also be ¡

found reading to children at local elementary schools in the “Read Aloud” program. During their visits, the student-athletes read to students in several classrooms and encourage them to apply themselves to their studies.

Morgantown and surrounding communities.

The WVU track and field team has donated its time ¡ to helping the Jerry Lewis Telethon that is aimed toward helping kids with muscular dystrophy and related diseases. The Mountaineers do their part to help the cause by volunteering their time and answering telephones, which are constantly ringing with donors. The team also regularly donates its time and ¡

knowledge by hosting and teaching local youth track clubs the fundamentals of the sport. Along with strengthening the youngsters’ skills, they also teach the participants the importance of good sportsmanship, courage, determination and hard work.

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Mountaineer coaches and players 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.

The WVU track and field teams’ commitment in the ¡ community makes being a Mountaineer even more special.


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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ¡ West Virginia’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.

¡ All student-athletes will also have their own program individually calculated and updated throughout the year.

¡ 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 ยก

looks to get its student-athletes back into competition in a timely manner, while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches.

The scope of the athletic training services ยก

encompass various domains including injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education, and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain an optimal quality of life

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beyond the span of athletic competition. Multiple athletic training rooms are available ยก for student-athletes furnished with the latest in technology and equipment. The athletic training staff works in conjunction ยก

with the team physicians and athletic administration to assure the student-athletes receive quality care throughout their careers at West Virginia University.


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FACILITIES ยก 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.

ยก 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.

ยก 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.

ยก 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.

ยก 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 Big 12 Conference, headquartered ¡

in Irving, Texas, is in its 18th season of existence and its second under the direction of Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.

The Big 12 is comprised of 10 ¡

institutions. Member universities include – Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia. Oklahoma State.

Since the 1996-97 season – the Big 12’s ¡ first season of competition – the league has recorded 52 NCAA team titles and 537 individual national championships.

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The Big 12 is a strong conference that, like WVU, values quality academic and athletic programs, and has a great tradition of success.

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During the 2012-13 season, 20 student-athletes were named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field First and Second Teams.

STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT

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mountaineer Track West Virginia University offers a variety of ¡

services and programs to help studentathletes 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 10 consecutive years where the department has had at least one first team Academic All-American.

The Mountaineers are provided

with an academic adviser who devotes their time to ensuring student-athletes are provided with any assistance necessary to ensure academic success.

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.

A total of 340 student-athletes were ¡

recognized for their achievement in the classroom last spring, at the annual WVU Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Banquet, honoring recipients of the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll. Implemented in 1989, the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll was created to recognize students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Since the program began in 1989, nearly 4,000 student-athletes have earned a place on the honor roll. Ford retired in 2011 after 44 years of service with the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT

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mountaineer Track 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.

The West Virginia University women’s cross country team, men’s basketball team and women’s soccer ¡

team received public recognition in the spring of 2010 by the NCAA for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. These teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. The women’s cross country team was one of seven Mountaineer teams to earn a perfect APR score in 2011-12 alone. The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.

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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CAMPUS LIFE Character

Governance

Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

The WVU Board of Governors is the governing body of WVU. The Higher Education Policy Commission in West Virginia is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state’s four-year colleges and universities.

Research Classification Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Research Funding In fiscal year 2011, WVU researchers were awarded $173,874,105 in total sponsored projects.

Combined WVU Expense Budget Approximately $917 million (2013).

Accreditations North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies.

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Location Morgantown, W.Va., population 30,293, 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.


mountaineer Track Student Profile Fall 2013 enrollment, on WVU campuses statewide, was 32,348.

Academic Excellence WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships—24 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 36 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, 36 Fulbright Scholars, and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar.

Academics 14 colleges and schools offering 184 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources, and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; education and human services; engineering and mineral resources; journalism; law; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences; public health; plus the WVU Honors College, University College, and programs at Potomac State College and WVU Institute of Technology. wvu.edu/Academics/

Student Living Experience

Degrees Granted In 2011-2012, WVU awarded 6,447 degrees; 2,243 were graduate or professional.

Faculty and Staff Profile Excellent faculty—16 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students.

The First-Year Experience—unique among state universities—helps students navigate their first year at WVU. Elements include residential colleges 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 awardwinning Student Recreation Center; and a Mountaineer Parents Club, helping families stay connected with their students’ education and life at WVU. apply.wvu.edu/life

¡ instructional faculty: 2,331 ¡ graduate assistants: 1,804 ¡ staff: 3,560 ¡ total employees: 8,426

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CAMPUS LIFE Freshman Class Profile

Average ACT of 23.6, SAT (math and critical reading) 1045, and high school GPA of 3.36.

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 is required for all services. transportation.wvu.edu/services

Safety

WVU has one of the safest college campuses in America, with 24-hour police protection and 37 outdoor emergency phones. The WVU Alert system sends urgent news to participants’ cell phones, and digital InfoStations across campus show important announcements.

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Students can choose from more than 350 student organizations, and participate in an active intramural program and many club sports. sos.wvu.edu

Study Abroad

More than 800 students participate in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. internationalprograms.wvu.edu/

WVU Online/Extended Campus

Hundreds of distance education classes are available. elearn.wvu.edu/

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. In 2011, WVU students contributed 205,000 hours of service to the community. WVU has earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, putting WVU in the 6% of higher education institutions that Carnegie recognizes for engagement. It is the only institution in West Virginia the foundation recognizes for its community engagement. cce.wvu.edu

Scholarships and 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. In 2012, WVU students received over $380 million in financial aid—average aid per recipient is $9,800. West Virginia residents may be eligible for the PROMISE scholarship. promisescholarships.org/promise/ home.aspx

National Register of Historic Places, and WVU operates eight experimental farms and four forests throughout the state, in addition to WVU Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp and Lifelong Learning Center near Weston. jacksonsmill.ext.wvu.edu/

Honors College

Libraries

The WVU Honors College encourages a style of learning and living at WVU that is tailored to the highly motivated, excelling student’s special requirements. Innovative, challenging courses, designed to stimulate creativity and to provoke in-depth discussion, are offered in small class settings. Students may participate as Presidential Honors Scholars or Dean’s Honors Scholars; both options provide enhanced experiences. /honors.wvu.edu/

Parents Club

The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 22,000 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. parentsclub.wvu.edu

Faclities

WVU’s mix of historic and modern facilities includes 430 buildings on 1,456 acres. Eleven main campus buildings are located on the

Five library facilities—Downtown Library Complex, Evansdale Library, Health Sciences Library, Law Library, and Libraries Depository—contain nearly 2.1 million volumes, 246 electronic databases, and more than 48,000 journal subscriptions, with access to 36 million volumes through a book-sharing consortium. Library staff offer in-person and online assistance. libraries.wvu.edu

Visitors Center

Located on the Morgantown Waterfront, the Visitors Center features unique, cutting-edge displays and traditional West Virginia hospitality. Operating hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Saturday (closed Sundays and most University holidays). Guided tours with friendly knowledgeable student guides Monday-Friday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., except home football Saturdays. Phone: 304-293-3489. visit.wvu.edu

Alumni

Chartered in 1873, the WVU Alumni Association is made up of more than 185,000 graduates worldwide in some 60 foreign nations. alumni.wvu.edu

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE Team Records Baseball: 33-26, 13-11 Big 12 Cross Country: Fourth at Big 12 Championships; Fifth at MidAtlantic Regionals; One NCAA Qualifier Men’s Basketball: 13-19, 6-12 Big 12 Women’s Basketball: 17-14, 9-9 Big 12; NCAA First Round Football: 7-6, 4-5 Big 12; 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Gymnastics: 13-9, 1-3 Big 12; NCAA Regionals Rowing: Fourth at Big 12; Sixth at Conference USA Championship Men’s Soccer: 9-6-2, 4-2-1 MAC 18

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Women’s Soccer: 11-5-4, 7-0-1 Big 12; Big 12 Regular-Season Champions, NCAA First Round Men’s Swimming and Diving: Third at Big 12 Women’s Swimming and Diving: Second at Big 12; Two NCAA Qualifiers Rifle: 11-1, 5-1 GARC; GARC Champions; NCAA Champions Women’s Tennis: 4-17, 0-9 Big 12 Women’s Track: Indoor-10th Big 12; One NCAA Qualifier; OutdoorEighth Big 12; 9 NCAA Qualifiers Volleyball: 8-22, 0-16 Big 12 Wrestling: 2-13, 0-6 Big 12; One NCAA Qualifier


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WVU Student-Athletes were named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, including 239 last fall

First Team Academic All-Conference Selections

NCAA Champions

Rifle Team Petra Zublasing, rifle; smallbore & air rifle

Team Conference Champions

Women’s Soccer, Big 12 RegularSeason Champions

First Team All-Conference Tavon Austin, football

Stedman Bailey, football Sarah-Anne Brault, cross country Christal Caldwell, women’s basketball Jaida Lawrence, gymnastics Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer

Rifle, GARC Postseason Champions

Stormy Nesbit, women’s track (indoor, outdoor)

First Team All-Americans

Maren Prediger, rifle (air rifle)

Tavon Austin, football

Bri Rodriguez, women’s soccer

Stedman Bailey, football

Eric Schoenle, men’s soccer

Taylor Ciotola, rifle

Courtney Schrand, rowing

Meelis Kiisk, rifle

Kate Schwindel, women’s soccer

Mandie Nugent, swimming & diving

Garrett Spurgeon, rifle (smallbore, combined score)

Maren Prediger, rifle Garrett Spurgeon, rifle Kelly Williams, track

Petra Zublasing, rifle (air rifle, smallbore, combined score)

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE In 2012, three Mountaineer runners were named to the Big 12 All-Academic First Team, while WVU was represented by two runners on the Big 12 Academic All-Rookie Team. Conference Major Awards

Coaching Awards

Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming, Big 12 Most Outstanding Women’s Swimmer

Bill Bedenbaugh, football, 247Sports Top Recruiting Coaches for 2013 Class

Tavon Austin, football, Big 12 CoSpecial Teams Player of the Year

Elizabeth Kantak, rowing, Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year Garrett Spurgeon, rifle, GARC Rookie of the Year Petra Zublasing, rifle, GARC Shooter and Senior Shooter of the Year

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Nikki Izzo-Brown, women’s soccer, Big 12 Coach of the Year

National Awards

Tavon Austin, football, College Football Performance Awards: AllPurpose Performer of the Year, 2012 Paul Hornung Award Winner, 2012 Jet Return Specialist Award Harrison Musgrave, baseball, College Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year Finalist Geno Smith, football, Elite Quarterback Award, College Football Performance Awards

Jon Hammond, rifle, CRCA Coach of the Year

Academic Team Awards

Women’s Soccer, NSCAA Team Academic Award Men’s Soccer, NSCAA Team Academic Award Women’s Swimming, CSCAA Team Academic Award


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Sean Cleary

HEAD TRACK & FIELD AND CROSS COUNTRY COACH Eighth season/22nd with program Sean Cleary, one of the sport’s most talented and knowledgeable coaches, is in his eighth 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 allconference 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. In 2013, Cleary coached two All-Americans in Jordan Hamric and Kelly Williams. Williams earned the accolade during the indoor season, while Hamric did so at the Outdoor Championships. As per usual, the Mountaineers

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excelled in the classroom under the direction of Cleary. A total of 20 student-athletes were named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field First and Second Teams. Four freshmen earned Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team recognition, 39 Mountaineers were named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the spring semester and 40 were named to the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll. The 2012 Mountaineer squad sent Chelsea Carrier-Eades and Jessica O’Connell to the NCAA 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 2011, 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 MidAtlantic Field Athlete of the Year after earning two Big East titles and breaking the school record in the pentathlon at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge on Feb. 5. Cleary helped WVU greats Marie-Louise Asselin, Keri Bland and Clara Grandt earn AllAmerica 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


Coaches 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 multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. Both teams posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. Cleary’s first season in charge of cross country was a 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 then-school record three All-Big East performers in 2007 and brought WVU back into the top 25 of the national polls for the first time since 2004. 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 instate, out-of-state and international athletes. Cleary is also responsible for scheduling all meets and serves as the director for home meets. He was a member of the Mountaineer cross country team in 1991 and 1992, and helped the 1991 squad capture the Atlantic 10 cross country title as he earned all-conference honors his last season, while helping West Virginia to a second-place conference finish. Cleary attended Central Oregon Community College, where he helped lead the team to the National Junior College Athletic Association title. Cleary received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from WVU in 1992. He resides in Morgantown with his wife, Heather.

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Recent Major Accomplishments Under Cleary TRACK • Four All-Americans over the last two seasons

• 2010 All-American in three sports (cross county, indoor track and outdoor track)

• 2008-10 All-Big East team • 2007-10 All-Mid-Atlantic Region team

• Placed 13th in the 100m hurdles semifinals at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials

• Five CoSIDA All-Americans since 2012

• 2010 ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic AllDistrict First Team

• 2008 ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic AllDistrict second team

• In 2011, broke records in the 60m hurdles, pentathlon, 100m hurdles and heptathlon

• 2010 Big East Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award

• 2008 1,000-meter Big East indoor track and field champion

• 2010 runner up at NCAA Indoor Championships (5,000-meter)

• 2008 10th in NCAA outdoor 1,500-meter

• First team All-American in heptathlon and third team All-American in the 100m hurdles in 2011

• 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 AllAmericans 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

• 2010 runner up at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (5,000-meter) • 2010 Big East Indoor Champion in the 5,000-meter run

• 2009 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year

• 2008 Big East individual cross country champion

• 10,000-meter ECAC outdoor meet record

• 2008-10 All-Big East team

• NCAA outdoor qualifier in 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter

• 2007-10 All-Mid-Atlantic Region team • 2008 ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic AllDistrict First Team

• Eight All-Americans in 2010

• 2007 seventh at NCAA track and field Championships in 3,000-meter

• 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 NCAC Gold • 2007-10 All-American

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• 2009 Cross Country All-American

• 2007, 2008, 2009 Cross Country All-American

• Eight Big East champions in 2011 and tied school-record 12 athletes sent to regionals • Listed at No. 5 on the Terry Crawford Program of the Year list

CLARA GRANDT • 2010 All-American in three sports

• 2007 3,000-meter Big East indoor track and field champion • 2007 ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-American national third team 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

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• 2008 Team USA Cross Country team member

• All-American in the 60m hurdles during the 2011 indoor season • 2010 two-time AllAmerican (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

• 2008 All-Big East team

• 2009 100-meter hurdles Big East outdoor champion, ECAC and NCAA qualifier

• 2008 All-Mid-Atlantic Region team

• 60-meter hurdles ECAC indoor champion

• NCAC Champion

• NCAA Regional qualifier 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

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


Shelly-Anne Gallimore

ASSISTANT COACH Sixth Season/Eighth Year Overall Shelly-Anne Gallimore enters her sixth 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 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 career-best 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 studentathlete 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.

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In 2009, she aided Williams to the 2009 Canadian Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Toronto, where she cleared 1.71-meters, while Natasha Redman jumped a personal-best 1.75-meters at the Duke/Asics Invitational to qualify for the NCAA Regionals. Gallimore, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, was successful as a student-athlete winning a 2001 NCAA Championship in the triple jump. The AllAmerican also was a two-time SEC champion in the triple jump for Auburn. After her 2004 graduation, Gallimore spent time as a volunteer coach at her alma mater. Gallimore also has years of international experience under her belt. She placed seventh in the triple jump at the 2000 World Juniors as part of the Jamaican National Team. Gallimore earned her bachelors’ degree in marketing from Auburn and her master’s degree in physical education from West Virginia in 2008.

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Erin O’Reilly ASSISTANT COACH First Season Erin O'Reilly is in her first season as an assistant coach with West Virginia University after joining the staff in August 2013. O’Reilly was a member of the Mountaineer team in the early 1990s and graduated from WVU in 1993 with a degree in physical education.

As a runner, she garnered many accolades, while also serving as a team captain for cross country and track. O’Reilly finished third at the Atlantic 10 Championships as a junior and was named to the A-10 All-Conference Team. She was the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) champion and a NCAA provisional qualifier in the 1,000 meters her senior year. She held seven school records in cross country and track by the end of her career. The Canton, Ohio native served as a member of Coach Cleary’s staff from 1994-2002.

During that time, the Mountaineers registered 22 All-American honors and 13 Mid-Atlantic Region distinctions in cross country and track combined. In 2003, O’Reilly joined the Boston College coaching staff as an assistant and held the position for 10 seasons. While on staff, she helped guide the Golden Eagles to multiple ECAC titles and numerous appearances at the NCAA Championships. O’Reilly earned her Master’s Degree in athletic coaching education from WVU in 2004.

Support Staff

Ilora Cipolat

Mike Tornifolio Volunteer Assistant – Pole Vault Third Year mtornifolio@gmail.com

Director of Track Operations Sixth Year ilora.cipolat@mail.wvu.edu

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Sean Hopkins Volunteer Assistant – Distance Third Year hopkins.sean@gmail.com

Dr. Martin Pushkin Volunteer Assistant – Sprints and Hurdles Sixth Year

Nick Arthur

Beth Byron

Sandy Cole-DeMent

Marc Cormier

Amy Hile

Sports Communications Graduate Assistant

Strength Coach

Educational Counselor

Sports Psychologist

Athletic Trainer

Dr. Matt Lively

Matt Rongstad

Bubba Schmidt

Cindy Smith

Medical Director

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Equipment Manager

Administrative Assistant

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Mountaineer Profiles

• 28 player bios • 29 newcomer bios • 45 rosters


Mountaineer Profiles

2013-14Roster Name Position Jenna Barreto Sprints Tori Bertrand Pole Vault Ashanti Bess Sprints Amy Cashin Distance Shakiyla Cosby Sprints Christa D’Egidio Mid-Distance Shannen Daly Mid-Distance Kiley Defibaugh Pole Vault Allie Diehl Distance Maggie Drazba Distance Rachel Faulds Distance Jillian Forsey Distance Arielle Gaither Hurdles Kaitlyn Gillespie Distance Emily Gillespie Pole Vault Peyton Hampson Mid-Distance Brynn Harshbarger Distance Rachel Hewitt Pole Vault Chelsea Jarvis Distance Meghan Jean-Baptiste Multi Event Brianna Kerekes Sprints Karissa Knabenshue Throws Corinne Kule Mid-Distance Allison Lasnicki Distance Renee Maisonneuve Mid-Distance Sarah Martinelli Distance Lydia Martinelli Distance Marsielle McBeam High Jump Sarah McCauley Distance Kimberly Mulvin Pole Vault Stormy Nesbit Jumps Allison Pettit Distance Savanna Plombon Distance Alyssa Scherich Distance Sydney Scott Distance Katlyn Shelar Pole Vault Hannah Stone Jumps Paige Szabat Distance Chene Townsend Hurdles Allison Tyree Sprints Caitlin Walton Pole Vault Bria Welker Multi Event Rebecca Wendt Distance Kelly Williams Mid-Distance Megan Yuan Distance

Height Class 5-4 Sr. 5-7 So. 5-8 So. 5-5 Fr. 5-11 Sr. 5-3 So. 5-8 Jr. 5-7 Jr. 5-4 Fr. 5-1 Fr. 5-3 Fr. 5-4 Fr. 5-3 Sr. 5-2 Jr. 5-1 Fr. 5-8 So. 5-2 Fr. 5-6 Fr. 5-2 Sr. 5-4 Fr. 5-5 Fr. 5-7 Jr. 5-4 So. 5-6 Sr. 5-3 Fr. 5-2 Sr. 4-11 So. 5-8 So. 5-4 So. 5-4 Jr. 6-0 Sr. 5-6 Sr. 5-8 So. 5-7 Fr. 5-3 Fr. 5-5 Sr. 5-7 So. 5-3 Fr. 5-9 Sr. 5-10 Sr. 5-6 Jr. 5-6 Fr. 5-10 Fr. 5-9 So. 5-8 Fr.

Head Coach: Sean Cleary (eighth season) Assistant Coach: Shelly-Anne Gallimore Assistant Coach: Erin O’Reilly

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Hometown Long Island, N.Y. North East, Md. Belle Mead, N.J. Werribee, Australia Oak Hill, W.Va. Canton, Ohio Dale City, Va. Moundsville, W.Va. Chardon, Ohio St. Mary’s, W.Va. Frankford, Ontario Stephenville, Newfoundland Baltimore, Md. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Waynesburg, Pa. Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Clendenin, W.Va. Fairfax, Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Buckhannon, W.Va. Chardon, Ohio Canastota, N.Y. Timmins, Ontario Morgantown, W.Va. Morgantown, W.Va. St. Ann, Jamaica Belington, W.Va. Erie, Pa. Roseville, Minn. Morgantown, W.Va. Frederick, Md. Fairmont, W.Va. Denver, Colo. Novi, Mich. Thurmont, Md. Wadsworth, Ohio Kingston, Jamaica Chesterland, Ohio Richmond, Va. Ridgeley, W.Va. Whitby, Ontario Chesterland, Ohio Thunder Bay, Ontario

By State/Country West Virginia 14 Ohio 8 Canada 4 Maryland 4 Virginia 3 Jamaica 2 New York 2 Pennsylvania 2 Australia 1 Colorado 1 New Jersey 1 Michigan 1 Minnesota 1

By Class Seniors 11 Juniors 6 Sophomores 11 Freshmen 16

By Event Distance 20 Mid-Distance 4 Sprints 5 Throws 1 Multi-Event 2 Pole Vault 7 Jumps 3 Hurdles 2


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Players Jenna BARRETO 5-4, Senior Sprints Long Island, N.Y.

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Came in sixth place in the 200-meter dash at the Kent TaylorJoe 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

Ashanti BESS 5-8, Sophomore Sprints Belle Mead, N.J.

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Placed second in the 400 meters at the Gold-Blue Open with a personal-best time of 59.84 Member of 4x400 meter relay team that finished first at the Marty Pushkin Classic Placed eighth in the 100-meter dash at the Ohio Team Challenge with a personal-best time of 12.76 Posted two top-four finishes in the 200 meters at the Early Bird Meet (26.04) and the Ohio Team Challenge (26.48) Member of 4x400 meter relay team that finished first at the Ohio Team Challenge (3:53.41) and the Early Bird Meet (3:56.63) Member of 4x400 meter relay that recorded top-10 finishes at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships and the Larry Ellis Invitational

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Daughter of Norman and Sharon Bess Birthday is Sept. 6 Only child Enrolled in pre-sports management Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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Posted second-place finishes in the 800 meters at the Doug Raymond Invite (2:19.88) and the Marty Pushkin Classic (2:27.44) Member of 4x400 meter relay team that placed first at the WVU Invite and the Marty Pushkin Classic. Member of 4x400 meter relay team that registered top-10 finishes at the Big 12 Indoor Championships and the Doug Raymond invite Member of distance medley relay team that finished third overall at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with a time of 11:29.91, and finished second at the PSU National Invite Placed first in the 800 meters with a time of 2:17.78 at the Early Bird Meet Personal-best time of 2:16.47 in the 800 meters at the Larry Ellis Invitational on April 20, finishing in 19th place overall Placed second in the 800 meters in the Ohio Team Challenge

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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 Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll


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Shannen DALY 5-8, Junior Mid-Distance Dale City, Va.

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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 Assisted 4x800 relay to 11th place at the Big East Championships in 9:10.85

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Posted a second-place finish at the Early Bird Meet on March 23 with a vault of 3.35 meters Finished tied for second in the pole vault at Ohio Team Challenge

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Arielle GAITHER 5-3, Senior Hurdles Baltimore, Md.

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Rachel HEWITT 5-6, Freshman Pole Vault Morgantown, W.Va.

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Academic All-Big 12 Second Team Placed first in the shot put at the Gold-Blue Open on Feb. 15 with a throw of 11.95 meters Recorded a personal-best throw of 12.29 meters at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, finishing in 15th place overall

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Lydia MARTINELLI 4-11, Sophomore Distance Morgantown, W.Va.

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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

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Kimberly MULVIN

5-6, Sophomore Distance Belington, W.Va. Registered a personal-best time of 5:11.17 in the mile at the SPIRE Invite on Feb. 9 Had a personal-best time of 10:26.38 in the 3,000 meters at the Akron Invite on Feb. 2, finishing in ninth place overall Took a sixth place overall finish at the Ohio Team Challenge with a personal-best time of 4:51.05 in the 1,500 meters Placed third at the Early Bird Meet with a 1,500 meter time of 4:51.47 Personal-best time of 10:41.75 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, finishing in seventh place overall at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships

Coached by Missy Kaiser at Philip Barbour High 1600- and 3200-meter champion in 2010 and 2011 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

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Stormy NESBIT 6-0, Senior Jumps Roseville, Minn.

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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 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

Earned three separate AllBig 12 Weekly Honors Named Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week on May 6 for her performance at the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships Posted the fourth-best triple jump performance in school history with a first-place mark of 11.89 meters at the Marty Pushkin Track Classic on Dec. 1 Finished in eighth place overall at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with a long jump of 5.92 meters (19-05.25), tying the fourth-best jump in school history Helped 4x400 meter relay team to a second-place finish (4:14.71) at the WVU Invite on Jan. 19 Came in sixth place in the long jump at the Akron Invite on Feb. 2 with a leap of 5.29 meters (17-04.225) Placed third in the triple jump at the Doug Raymond Invite in Kent, Ohio, with a mark of 11.66 meters on Jan. 12 Placed first in the long jump at the Patriot Open with a jump of 5.86 meters. Posted a second-place finish at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the triple jump with a mark of 12.51 meters Earned a seventh-place result at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 5.93 meters Placed first at the Virginia Challenge in the long jump with a mark of 5.86 meters, while also coming in fifth place with a triple jump of 11.98 meters Came in first place in the triple jump at the Larry Ellis Invitational with a mark of 12.59 meters Finished in 14th place overall in the triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary in Greensboro, N.C., recording a mark of 12.64 meters

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Allison PETTIT 5-6, Senior Distance Morgantown, W.Va.

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First Team Academic All-Big 12 Placed second in the mile at the Doug Raymond Invite on Jan. 12 with a time of 5:08.48 Posted a sixth-place finish in the 3,000 meters at the Akron Invite with a time of 10:20.51 Member of the distance medley relay team, registering a second-place finish at the Akron invite with a team time of 12:07 Personal-best time of 4:48 in the 1,500 meters at the Ohio Team Challenge on April 6, coming in third place overall Finished in fourth place (4:49) in the 1,500-meter run at the Wake Forest Open, and in second place at the Early Bird Open Personal-best time of 10:41 in the 3,000-meter run a the Wake Forest Open Finished in 12th place overall at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the 10,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 36:51.24

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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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Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team Placed first in the high jump at the Marty Pushkin Classic on Dec. 1 with a personalbest jump of 1.70 (5-07.00) meters Recorded second-place finishes in the high jump at the WVU Invite and the Gold-Blue Open Finished in ninth place overall in the high jump at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with a mark of 1.66 meters (5-05.25) Member of the 4x400 meter relay team that finished second at the WVU Invite on Jan. 19 Recorded a personal-best time of 1:04.45 in the 400 meters at the Marty Pushkin Classic Placed sixth in the high jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a mark of 1.67 meters (5-05.75) Recorded top-10 finishes in the high jump at Tiger Track Classic, Patriot Open and Wake Forest Open

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Caitlin WALTON 5-6, Junior Pole Vault Richmond, Va.

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First Team Academic All-Big 12 Member of 4x400 meter relay team that posted first-place finishes at the WVU Invite and the Marty Pushkin Classic Placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:27.42 at the Marty Pushkin Classic Recorded a personal-best time of 2:26.84 in the 800-meter run at the Doug Raymond Invite, finishing in 10th place overall Posted two fourth-place finishes in the 500-meter run at the WVU Invite and the Gold-Blue Open Personal-best time of 1:29.05 in the 600 yards at the Big 12 Indoor Championships, finishing in 16th place overall Broke personal-best time in 800 meter during outdoor season with a time of 2:21.04 at the Wake Forest Open on March 16

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

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Daughter of Wayne and Beth Williams Birthday is Aug. 7 Has two brothers and one sister Older sister, Katelyn, is a former AllAmerica high jumper at WVU Majoring in human nutrition and foods Big East Academic All-Star Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

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Daughter of Mike and Sue Yuan Birthday is Feb. 9 Has two brothers Enrolled in pre-sports psychology Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll


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Birthday is Sept. 29 Daughter of Robert and Rachel Diehl One of three children Has two brothers and a sister Industrial Engineering major Cousin ran track at Arkansas

Finished second at the 2013 Penn Relays in the 3,000-meter run Four-time West Virginia track and field state champion in class A in the 800-meter run (2010-13) and the 1,600-meter run (2010-13) Three-time West Virginia track and field state champion in class A in the 3,200-meter run (2011-13) Part of the 4x800-meter relay team that captured the state title in 2012 Holds the West Virginia Class A state meet record in the 800-meter run (2:18), 3,200-meter run (10:31) and the 4x800-meter relay (9:48)

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Ran at Stephenville High for coach Ray Will Newfoundland Provincial Champion in the 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter run for six straight years Member of Team Canada for the World Junior Cross Country Championships, where she placed 49th with a 6k time 20:40 Placed eighth at the 2013 4k NACAC Cross Country Championships Finished first at the 2012 Canadian Cross Country Championships with a 5k time of 17:21 Won the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championship with a 5k time of 17:45 Finished second at the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions Named Newfoundland and Labrador Female Athlete of the year in 2012 Won the 800-meter run and 1,500-meter run at the 2012 Nike High School Grand Prix Ran for Team Canada and finished 13th at the NACAC Cross Country Championship 3,000-meter Athletics Ontario Championships gold medalist in 2012 Finished 14th at the 2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships Placed fifth in the 3,000-meter run and seventh in the 1,500-meter run at the 2011 Canadian Youth National Championships Finished seventh in the 3,000-meter run at the 2011 Canadian Junior Championships Bronze medalist in the 1,200-meter run and fourth in the 2,000-meter run at the 2010 Canadian Youth National Championships Also a competitive cross country skier and was a member of the 2012 National Talent Squad that won a bronze medal in the 5k freestyle at the 2011 Canadian National Championships

Won the 3,200-meter run at the 2012 West Virginia State Track & Field Championships and placed third in the 1,600-meter run and second in the 4x800-meter relay Finished eighth individually at the 2012 West Virginia State Cross Country meet and led her team to a first-place finish Member of the 4x800-meter relay team that finished third at the 2011 West Virginia State Track & Field Championships

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Season Preview

2013-14SeasonPreview THE MOUNTAINEERS ENTER THEIR SECOND season in the Big 12 Conference in 2013-14. Coach Sean Cleary and his staff have produced a combination of experience and youth, with a team full of NCAA qualifying potential. Cleary is in his eighth season as head coach of the Mountaineers, having established strong credibility as one of the top athletic and academic track and field programs in the region. West Virginia hopes to improve on its finishes at the Big 12 Indoor and Outdoor Championships last season, while also continuing to make its mark at the NCAA Championships on an annual basis.

An array of other studentathletes will provide depth at the position this season. Senior Kimberly Mulvin, junior Caitlin Walton, junior Kiley Defibaugh and sophomore Tori Bertrand all have collegiate experience in the event, while freshmen Emily Gillespie and Rachel Hewitt will be entering their first season as Mountaineers.

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Senior Stormy Nesbit is back for her final season as a Mountaineer in the long jump and triple jump events. The Roseville, Minn., native looks to carry the momentum from her junior season into this year, while also building on her finish at the NCAA prelims. Nesbit recorded the third-best triple jump in outdoor program history (12.64 meters) at the NCAA East Preliminary, but fell two centimeters short of moving on to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. She also placed second in the triple jump at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, and seventh in the long jump at the Big 12 Indoor Championships. Sophomores Hannah Stone and Marsielle McBeam will look to made an impact in the high jump this season. During her freshman campaign, Stone finished fifth at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with a jump of 1.67 meters. McBeam, a transfer from Central Michigan, is coming off a fourth-place finish at the MidAmerican Conference Championships as a freshman.

Led by Buckhannon, W.Va., native, junior Karissa Knabenshue, the Mountaineers look to make an impact in the throw events this season. During her sophomore season, Knabenshue recorded the fourth-best weight throw in indoor program history. She also posted the second-best shot put mark in outdoor program history. Her balance of talents in the weight throw and shot put should lead to even more records being set by the West Virginia native in 2013-14.

Sprints Chene Townsend is back for her senior campaign, leading the group of sprinters this season. The Kingston, Jamaica, native has inked her name in the record books during each of her first three seasons as a Mountaineer, including a career-best time of 8.38 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Indoor Championships last February. Townsend will be looking to build on her seventh-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships. Sophomore Ashanti Bess and freshman Bria Welker, a Ridgeley, W.Va., native, provide speed in the 200- and 400-meter dashes, while seniors Allison Tyree and Shakiyla Cosby provide depth for the Mountaineers.

Pole Vault Leading the way in the pole vault in 2013-14, will be senior Katlyn Shelar. Shelar participated in six outdoor meets last season, recording a first-place finish in four of the six. The Novi, Mich., native is on mission to qualify for the NCAA Championships in her final season in a Mountaineer uniform. She currently holds two of five indoor records and two of the outdoor records in WVU program history, including a personal-best vault of 4.10 meters in 2013.

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Jumpers

Distance As usual, the Mountaineers have a wide-array of depth in the distance events. Sophomore Kelly Williams looks to build on her seventh

Katlyn Shelar place overall finish in the one mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships last season, while earning All-America Honors. Senior Sarah Martinelli looks to improve on fifth-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in outdoor program history, while freshmen Amy Cashin, Sydney Scott and Jillian Forsey hope to carry momentum from the cross country season onto the track.


Season Preview

2013-14 Track and Field Quick Facts GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Morgantown, W.Va. Enrollment: 32,348 Interim President: E. Gordon Gee Director of Athletics: Oliver Luck NCAA Faculty Representative: Dr. Jeff Neely Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Mountaineers Colors: Old Gold (PMS 124) and Blue (PMS 295)

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Sean Cleary (eighth season/22nd overall) Assistant: Shelly Gallimore (sixth season) Assistant: Erin O’Reilly (first season) Director of Track Operations: Ilora Cipolat Volunteer Assistant (distance): Sean Hopkins Volunteer Assistant (pole vault): Nathaniel Hensh Volunteer Assistant (sprints and hurdles): Dr. Martin Pushkin

SPORTS INFORMATION Stormy Nesbit

Associate Athletic Director/ Communications: Michael Fragale Director of New Media: John Antonik Sports Information Director: Bryan Messerly Sports Publications Director: Joe Swan Multimedia Specialist: Kristin Coldsnow Associate Sports Information Director: Katie Kane Assistant Sports Information Director: Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Information Director: Grant Dovey Track and Field SID: Nick Arthur Phone Number: (304) 293-2821 Fax Number: (304) 293-4105 E-mail Address: nicholas.arthur@mail.wvu.edu Mailing Address: Sports Communications Office West Virginia University PO Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Athletic Web site: WVUSports.com

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2013-14Schedule

A group of Mountaineers prepare for a running event at the Shell Building.

Indoor

Date Opponent Dec. 6 YSU Icebreaker Jan. 11 PSU Relays Jan. 18 WVU Invitational Jan. 24 YSU College Invitational Jan. 31-Feb 1 PSU National Feb. 7-8 Akron Invitational Feb. 14-15 SPIRE Invitational Feb. 14-15 Iowa State Classic Feb. 21 WVU Gold/Blue Feb. 21-22 VT Invitational Feb. 28-Mar. 1 Big 12 Championships Mar. 7-8 Columbia Last Chance Mar. 14-15 NCAA Championships

Outdoor

Date Opponent March 22 Bill Van Horne Invitational March 28-29 Raleigh Relays April 4-5 Florida Relays April 4-5 Stanford Invitational April 5 Ohio Women’s Team Challenge April 12 George Mason Invite April 18-19 Larry Ellis Invitational April 24-26 Penn Relays May 9-10 Virginia Challenge May 16-18 Big 12 Championships May 29-31 NCAA East Prelim Round June 11-14 NCAA Championships

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Location Youngstown, Ohio State College, Pa. Morgantown, W.Va. Youngstown, Ohio State College, Pa. Akron, Ohio Geneva, Ohio Ames, Iowa Morgantown, W.Va. Blacksburg, Va. Ames, Iowa New York, N.Y. Albuquerque, N.M.

Location Wheeling, W.Va. Raleigh, N.C. Gainesville, Fla. Palo Alto, Calif. Athens, Ohio Fairfax, Va. Princeton, N.J. Philadelphia, Pa. Charlottesville, Va. Lubbock, Texas Jacksonville, Fla. Eugene, Ore.


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2012-13 Review

2012-13Review

Jordan Hamric Entering its first season in the Big 12 Conference, the 2012-13 Mountaineers used a combination of experience and youth to achieve success both on and off the track. It was uncharted territory for seventh-year head coach Sean Cleary and his staff, but his indoor and outdoor squads established their abilities, developed new rivalries and remained consistent in one of the most competitive track and field conferences in the land. The heralded careers of seniors Jordan Hamric, Sydney Cummings, Sarah-Anne Brault and Heather Adams all came to a close in 2013, but in impressive fashion. Hamric became the 33rd athlete in WVU track and field program history to earn AllAmerica honors. The Bruceton Mills, W.Va., native recorded a 12th place overall finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Track & Field Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore. She ended her career with the school record of

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10:06.47 in the event, set at the NCAA Outdoor Championships semifinals. Sarah-Anne Brault was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-American Women’s Track and Cross Country Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). It marked the second time Brault, an All-American, earned the distinction in as many seasons. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native, placed eighth in the 5,000-meter run at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, before competing at the 2013 NCAA East Prelims. Throughout her career, Brault recorded four top-10 NCAA finishes. Heather Adams’ 2013 campaign included her shattering multiple school records. During the indoor season, she broke the school record in the weight throw with a mark of 18.18 meters. She carried her momentum into the outdoor season, registering the second-best discus throw in program history. Adams’ most

impressive performance of the season perhaps came at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in May, where she broke the school record in the hammer throw with a mark of 56.96 meters. The Reedsville, Pa., native would go on to compete at the NCAA East Prelims. Much like Adams, high jumper Sydney Cummings inked her named into the WVU record books. Cummings, a native of Charleston, W.Va., tied the school indoor record in the high jump with a leap of 1.78 meters in 2013. She recorded another leap of 1.78 meters during the outdoor season – good for the third-best in outdoor program history. Cummings finished in fifth place overall at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the high jump and competed at the NCAA East Prelims. Junior Katlyn Shelar continued to progress in the pole vault in 2013. Shelar placed first at four different meets, including a schoolrecord vault of 4.10 meters at the Larry Ellis


2012-13 Review Invitational. Shelar also recorded the secondbest mark in school history with a vault of 4.08 meters. Freshman Kelly Williams quickly emerged as a force in the mile during the indoor season. Williams finished fourth at the Big 12 Indoor Championships with a one-mile time of 4:48.73, but she was only getting started. The Chesterland, Ohio native would go on to record the third-best time in the mile in indoor program history (4:36.77). She finished seventh overall at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, earning First Team All-America honors. Juniors Chene Townsend and Stormy Nesbit made their mark as Mountaineers a season ago. Townsend, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, posted the fourth-best 60-meter hurdles time in WVU indoor program history (8.38). Nesbit, a native of Roseville, Minn., tied the fourth-best long jump mark in indoor program history (5.92

meters). Nesbit registered the third-best triple jump in outdoor program history at the NCAA East Prelims with a mark of 12.64 meters. Her leap left her just two centimeters shy of qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Nesbit still holds the school outdoor record in the triple jump with a mark of 13.07 meters set in 2012. As a unit, the West Virginia distance squad experienced a great deal of success in 2013, particularly in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Three of the top five times in outdoor program history were set in 2013 alone. Senior Aubrey Moskal and junior Sarah Martinelli recorded the fourth and fifth-best mark in program history, respectively, while Hamric set the all-time program mark. Also in 2013, three of the top five weight throws in indoor program history were set. Adams’ school record mark of 18.18 meters was followed by sophomore thrower Karissa Knabenshue’s third-best program throw

of 15.18 meters. Senior Alanna Pritts recorded the fifth-best mark in the weight throw in program history with a toss of 14.65 meters. As per usual, Cleary’s Mountaineers garnered many academic distinctions, as well. A total of 20 student-athletes were named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 Track & Field First and Second Teams, led by senior Aubrey Moskal and freshman Kelly Williams who each earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. Four freshmen earned Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team recognition, 39 Mountaineers were named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the spring semester and 40 were named to the Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll. With a strong group of athletes returning in 2014, the Mountaineers look to continue to build during both the indoor and outdoor seasons, while continuing to contend in one of the best track and field conferences in the country.

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2012-13Schedule 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

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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

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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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Records

All-TimeIndoorRecords All-TimeINDOORRecords

Marie-Louise Asselin 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 Asselin Keri Bland Long Jump Pat Itanyi High Jump Sharon Pfister Triple Jump Christine Brown Pole Vault Erin Nett Shot Put Jodi Smith Weight Throw Heather Adams Pentathlon Chelsea Carrier FAT - fully automatic time

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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 18.18m 4,170 points

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 2013 2011


Records

All-TimeOutdoorRecords

Karly Hamric 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 Jordan Hamric 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 Hammer Throw Heather Adams Pole Vault Katlyn Shelar Triple Jump Christine Brown Heptathlon Chelsea Carrier FAT - fully automatic time

Record 11.36 FAT 23.36 FAT 52.71 FAT 2:05.09 FAT 4:12.00 FAT 9:04.02 FAT 10:11.06 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 56.96m 4.10m 12.95m 5,927 points

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Year 1999 1996 2011 2002 2003 2004 2013 2005 2009 2011 1992 1999 1996 1998 2010 2000 2007 1995 1990 1984 1984 1984 2013 2013 2002 2011

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IndoorRecords - TOP FIVE 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.) Chené Townsend 5.) Pat Itanyi

8.08 8.22 8.23 8.38 8.42

2011 1999 2005 2013 1996

200 Meters 1.) Stacian Brown 2.) Maxine Dawkins 3.) Marlene Dawkins 4.) Tammy Henderson 5.) April Rotilio

23.63 23.78 23.80 24.12 24.17

1999 1998 1997 1984 2009

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

54.29 54.79 55.09 55.18 55.24

2009 1998 1992 1991 1989

500 Meters 1.) Connie Ellerbe 2.) Pamela Richardson 3.) Tamara Stoner 4.) Holly Workman 5.) Aileen Smith

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

1990 2005 1995 1986 2001

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

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

Mile 1.) Keri Bland 2.) Megan Metcalfe 3.) Kelly Williams 4.) Karly Hamric 5.) Kate Vermeulen

4:34.78 4:35.89 4:36.77 4:38.55 4:39.05

2009 2004 2013 2010 1999

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

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

2010 2010 2011 2004 2002

Pole Vault 1.) Erin Nett 2.) Alex Acker 3.) Kristen Loughry 4.) Katyln Shelar 5.) Katlyn Shelar

4.07m 3.87m 3.80m 3.80m 3.77m

2001 2009 2008 2014 2012

Long Jump 1.) Pat Itanyi 2.) Christine Brown 3.) Chelsea Carrier 4.) Abbie Stechschulte Stormy Nesbit

6.48m 6.21m 6.10m 5.92m 5.92m

1996 2003 2010 2007 2013

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

1.78m 1.78m 1.75m 1.74m 1.74m

1985 2013 2010 2004 1988

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

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


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

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

2011 1997 2007 2009 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.) Karissa Knabenshue 5.) Michele McGinnis

18.18m 16.73m 16.53m 15.18m 15.05m

2013 2012 2013 2013 2004

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

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4x800m Relay 1.) Keri Bland, Kaylyn Christopher, Marie-Louise Asselin, Jessica O’Connell 8:44.98 2010 2.) Merissa Sexsmith, Ailene Smith, Rebecca Stallwood, Jennifer Davis 8:50.10 2002 3.) Karly Hamric, Kaylyn Christopher, Alison Spiker, Keri Bland 8:51.55 2009 4.) Jennifer Kemp, Rebecca Stallwood, Jennifer Davis, Ailene Smith 8:52.44 2002 5.) Jennifer Kemp, Rebecca Stallwood, Jennifer Davis, Merissa Sexsmith 8:52.59 2002 Distance Medley Relay 1.) Kaylyn Christopher, April Rotilio, Karly Hamric, Keri Bland 11:05.12 2009 2.) Marie-Louise Asselin, April Rotilio, Karly Hamric, Keri Bland 11:07.64 2008 3.) Keri Bland, April Rotilio, Kaylyn Christopher, Jessica O’Connell 11:09.28 2010 4.) Kaylyn Christopher, April Rotilio, Karly Hamric, Keri Bland 11:11.33 2009 5.) Pam Richardson, Ailene Smith, Jennifer Kemp, Megan Metcalfe 11:11.98 2003

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OutdoorRecords - TOP FIVE

Jennifer Kemp 100 Meters 1.) Stacian Brown 2.) Kay Iheagwam 3.) Maxine Dawkins 4.) Tammy Henderson 5.) Trinese Summerlin 100 Meter Hurdles 1.) Chelsea Carrier-Eades 2.) Pat Itanyi 3.) Jessica Czaikowski 4.) Stacian Brown 5.) Chené Townsend 200 Meters 1.) Maxine Dawkins 2.) Tammy Henderson 3.) Kay Iheagwam Tameca Williams 5.) Stacian Brown 400 Meters 1.) April Rotilio 2.) Tameca Williams 3.) Holly Workman 4.) Connie Ellerbe 5.) Kristy Beans

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11.36 11.51 11.54 11.55 11.61

12.78 13.20 13.27 13.29 13.44

23.44 23.54 23.56 23.56 23.61

52.71 52.92 53.70 54.10 54.35

1999 1995 1998 1983 1994

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

2012 1995 2007 1999 2012

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

1998 1984 1995 1998 1999

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

2011 1999 1987 1988 1992

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

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52.92 53.70 54.10 54.35 54.36

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

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

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

1999 1987 1988 1992 1995

2003 2010 2007 2010 2002

2003 2010 2010 2010 2005

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.) Jordan Hamric 2.) Susan Davis 3.) Jennifer Davis 4.) Aubrey Moskal 5.) Sarah Martinelli

10:11.06 10:25.93 10:28.45 10:30.11 10:34.28

2013 2006 2005 2013 2013

Heptathlon 1.) Chelsea Carrier 2.) Pat Itanyi 3.) 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 Sydney Cummings 5.) Sydney Cummings

1.83m 1.79m 1.78m 1.78m 1.77m

1990 2011 1986 2013 2012

Pole Vault 1.) Katlyn Shelar 2.) Erin Nett 3.) Katlyn Shelar 4.) Kristin Quackenbush 5.) Alex Acker

4.10m 4.00m 3.95m 3.86m 3.85m

2013 2002 2012 1998 2009

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.) Stormy Nesbit 4.) Tessie Palmer 5.) Natalie Barnes

13.07m 12.95m 12.64m 12.45m 11.97m

2012 2002 2013 1991 1996

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


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

50.26m 47.32m 46.29m 42.89m 42.31m

1984 2013 2012 2012 2010

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

14.22m 13.16m 12.67m 12.37m 11.80m

1984 2013 2006 2007 2011

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

56.96m 55.25m 53.29m 42.51m 42.24m

2013 2012 2012 2006 2012

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

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

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

4x400 Relay 1.) Jeanna Johnson, Tameca Williams, Martina Miller, Maxine Dawkins 3:36.58 1998 2.) Kristy Beans, Connie Ellerbe, Jennifer Scweizer, Tamara Stoner 3:41.62 1992 3.) Jenna Barreto, Chelsea Carrier, Allison Tyree, April Rotilio 3:41.68 2011 4.) Amanda Valentine, Kay Iheagwam, Tamara Stoner, Halima Sinceno 3:41.74 1995 5.) Jeanna Johnson, Marlene Dawkins, Amanda Valentine, Maxine Dawkins 3:42.38 1996

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

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MountaineerTrackRecords 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.) Weight Throw Heather Adams (WVU) 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 16.53m 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 2013 1984 1984 1997

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

ShellBuildingRecords 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

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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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Atlantic10Champions Atlantic 10 Team Indoor Champions 1993 1995

500-meter Run 1995 - Tamara Stoner, 1:14.35 One-mile Run 1993 - Erin O’Reilly, 4:55.90

Atlantic 10 Individual Indoor Champions 1995 - Kay Iheagwam, 6.96 1993 - Trinese Summerlin, 6.90

3,000-meter Run 1995 - Charity Wachera, 9:59.41 1993 - Erin O’Reilly, 9:46.55

200-meter Dash 1995 - Kay Iheagwam, 24.52 1993 - Trinese Summerlin, 24.86

High Jump 1993 - Chantel Dubois, 5-04.25 Long Jump 1995 - Patience Itanyi, 20-04.50

5,000-meter Run 1995 - Carisa Brown, 17:38.28

400-meter Dash 1995 - Mandy Valentine, 57.88 1993 - Halima Sinceno, 57.80

55-meter Hurdles 1995 - Patience Itanyi, 07.91

ECACChampions INDOOR

Year Name 2008 Chelsea Carrier 2007 Jessica Czaikowski 2004 Megan Metcalfe 2004 Tara Struyk 2002 Rebecca Stallwood, Ailene Smith, Schavia Felder, Megan Metcalfe 2000 Christine Brown 2000 Stacian Brown 2000 Merissa Sexsmith 1998 Kristin Quackenbush 1996 Charity Wachera 1993 Trinese Summerlin 1992 Trinese Summerlin 1990 Erin O’Reilly 1983 Tammy Henderson 1982 Tammy Henderson

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

Event 60 meter hurdles 60 meter hurdles 1,000 meters 5,000 meters DMR Triple Jump 200 meters 1,000 meters Pole Vault 5,000 meters 55 meters 55 meters 1,000 meters 55 meters 55 meters

OUTDOOR Time/Distance 8.46 8.36 2:47.11 16:22.44 11:14.25 12.95m 23.95 2:49.08 11’8” 16:39.87 6.88 6.92 2:53.01 6.89 7.02

Year Name 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 Patience 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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BigEastChampions

Big East Individual Indoor Champions

Big East Individual Outdoor Champions

60-meter Hurdles 2010 - Chelsea Carrier, 8.31 2011 - Chelsea Carrier, 8.17

Big East Outdoor Outstanding Track Performer 1996 - Marlene Dawkins 2011 - Chelsea Carrier

800-meter Run 2005 - Jennifer Kemp, 2:10.26

100-meter Dash 1998 - Maxine Dawkins, 11.58 1999 - Stacian Brown, 11.62

1,000-meter Run 2008 - Keri Bland, 2:48.66 Mile Run 1999 - Kate Vermeulen, 4:39.84 2009 - Keri Bland, 4:34.78 3,000-meter Run 2002 - Megan Metcalfe, 9:20.87 2003 - Megan Metcalfe, 9:15.25 2008 - Marie Louise Asselin, 9:20.56 2011 - Jessica O’Connell, 9:21.09

Clara Grandt 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- Chelsea Carrier

5,000-meter Run 2002 - Rebecca Stallwook, 16:38.30 2010 - Marie Louise-Asselin, 15:58.15 Distance Medley Relay 1999 - 1  1:26.24 (R. Stallwood, T. Williams, M. Sexsmith, K. Vermeulen) 2000 - 1  1:33.03 (R. Stallwood, T. Williams, A. Smith, M. Sexsmith) 2002 - 1  1:28.51 (M. Metcalfe, S. Felder, A. Smith, R. Stallwood) 2008 - 1  1:16.87 (E. Malloy, C. Staye, T. Woodward, B. Spies) 3,200-meter Relay 1999 - 8  :58.47 (K. Herod, R. Stallwood, D. Simms, M. Sexsmith) Long Jump 1996 - Pat Itanyi, 6.41m (21-1/2) Pole Vault 1998 - Kristen Quackenbush, 3.20m (10’6”) 2000 - Erin Nett, 3.55m (11’7.75”) 2001 - Erin Nett, 3.80m (12’5.5”) 2002 - Erin Nett, 3.90m (12’9.5”) Pentathlon 2006 - Abbie Stechschulte, 3,972 pts. 2007 - Abbie Stechschulte, 4,016 pts 2010 - Chelsea Carrier, 3,994 pts. 2011 - Chelsea Carrier, 4,170 pts.

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200-meter Dash 1996 - Marlene Dawkins, 23.67 1998 - Maxine Dawkins, 23.44 1999 - Stacian Brown, 23.89 400-meter Dash 1996 - Marlene Dawkins, 54.57 1999 - Temeca Williams, 53.16 2000 - Tameca Williams, 53.55 2011 - April Rotilio, 52.71 1,500-meter Run 1999 - Kate Vermeulen, 4:25.72 2010 - Karly Hamric, 4:28.02 5,000-meter Run 2002 - Megan Metcalfe, 16:35.63 2009 - Clara Grandt, 16:07.55 2010 - Marie Louise Asselin, 16:31.04 10,000-meter Run 2003 - Megan Metcalfe, 35:08.89 2010 - Clara Grandt, 33:31.80 2011 - Kate Harrison, 33:59.84 100-meter Hurdles 2006 - Jessica Czaikowski, 13.42 2008 - Chelsea Carrier, 13.48 2011 - Chelsea Carrier, 13.07 2012 - Chelsea Carrier-Eades, 12.93 400-meter Hurdles 2011 - Chelsea Carrier, 57.48 Pole Vault 1998 - Kristen Quackenbush, 3.61m (11’10”) 2001 - Erin Nett, 3.80m (12’5.5”) 2002 - Erin Nett, 3.95m (12’11.5”) Long Jump 2011 - Chelsea Carrier, 6.42m (21-3/4) 400-meter Relay 1999 - 45.27 (H. Norman, T. Williams, Z. Francis, S. Brown) 2000 - 45.39 (S. Brown, S. Cox, Z. Francis, T. Williams)


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Pat Itanyi

1995 NCAA Outdoor Long Jump Champion 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 Guthrie-Greshman 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 the 10th longest in NCAA History at the time and set a school record in the finals that still stands to this day.

Megan Metcalfe

2005 NCAA Outdoor 5,000m Champion 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, defeating her by just 0.54 seconds. The Edmonton, Alberta native, finished her career as a nine-time All-American and still holds four school records to this day.

Kate Vermeulen

1999 NCAA Indoor Mile Champion 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.

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WVUAll-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 fifth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles is the highest a WVU female track athlete has ever placed and she narrowly missed a spot on the U.S. roster.

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

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

Pat ITANYI 1995, 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 GuthrieGreshman for the national title. That jump was the 10th

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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 at the time. This 1997 national Gymnast of the Year, excelled in gymnastics at WVU for four years. Her All-American honors in gymnastics include: 1994-95-96 floor, 1994 and 96 vault, and 1996 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.

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 Kate Vermeulen will go down as one of the most prolific distance runners in WVU history. Vermeulen took just one year to become the NCAA indoor champion in the mile, setting a then-school record with a time of 4:39.07. She earned All-America honors during the indoor season and joins Pat Itanyi (long jump, 1995), Mike Mosser (1000-yards, 1972) and Megan Metcalfe (5,000-meters, 2005) as one of only four West Virginia track national champions.

Vermeulen’s six school records ties Itanyi with the most of any track athlete in the University’s history. During the outdoor season, she captured the 1,500-meters (4:22.89), and managed to run down five throughout the indoor season, which included the 800-meters (2:06.42), the 1000-meters (2:43.01) and the mile (4:39.07). She also anchored the 4x800 relay (8:58.47) and distance medley relay (11:15.50), which both captured school records. She was named Outstanding Track Performer at the Big East Championships and posted the fastest collegiate mile time (4:39.84) during the indoor season.

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 AllAmerica 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.

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


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captured the Big East Championship and set a school record with a time of 11:15.40. The Burlington, Ontario, Canada, native earned her second All-America honor when the distance medley team finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championships in 2000.

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

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

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 AllAmerican, 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.

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

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 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 secondplace finish in the 5,000 meter at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (15:53.93). In 2008, she led WVU to its most successful season in school history, as the Mountaineers took a historic fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championship, 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

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WVUAll-Americans 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-MidAtlantic region selection, was joined by Bland as an AllAmerican, marking the first time in program history that two teammates earned the honor in the same season. In the 2008 indoor season, Asselin went on to place seventh in the 3,000-meter to earn All-America honors and was on the All-America distance medley relay team that took fourth at nationals.

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

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was a part of the All-America distance medley team that set a school record and placed fourth in the country. She finished the 2008 outdoor season by earning AllAmerica 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 personal-best time of 4:23.54 in the 1,500-meter.

April ROTILIO 2008, 2010, 2011 April Rotilio earned her third AllAmerica honor in 2011 with a 19thplace 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 allBig 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 lifetime 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 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.


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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 first-place 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 AllAmerican, 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 AllAmerican 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.

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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.

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.

Jordan HAMRIC 2013 Jordan Hamric ended her career as a Mountaineer, earning second team All-America honors. The Bruceton Mills, W.Va., native posted a 12th-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2013 NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Hamric ended her career as the school record holder in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, which she set at the 2013 NCAA semifinals with a time of 10:06.47. During her senior campaign, Hamric also placed second at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships, third at the Penn Relays and seventh at the Stanford Invitational. It marked the first time in her career that she garnered All-America honors.

Kelly WILLIAMS 2013 Kelly Williams wasted no time to ink her name into the Mountaineer record books. The freshman became the 33rd All-American in WVU track and field program history in 2013. The Chesterland, Ohio, native recorded a seventh-place finish in the mile at the 2013 Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. Williams finished with a with a onemile time of 4:39.30 at the meet, just two seconds off her personal-best mile time of 4:36.77 set earlier in the season. That time ranks her No. 3 in WVU program history for the mile.

2011 Kate Harrison earned her first AllAmerica honor as a track and field athlete at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor

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All-TimeCoaches&Captains Year Coach Captains Record 1978 Linda King None 1-2 1979 Linda King None 2-0 1980 Linda King None 1-0 1981 Linda King None 2-0 1982 Linda King None 2-1 1983 Pat Nicol None 1-0 1984 Kim Kemp Jean England, Kris Kavetski 1-0 1985 Kim Kemp Lisa Ayers, Kris Kavetski 1-0 1986 Laura Nardelli Karen Carpenter, Lori Smith 0-0* 1987 Laura Nardelli Charlene Burstrom, Karen Carpenter 0-0* 1988 Laura Nardelli Charlene Burstrom, Traci Purtell 0-0* 1989 Laura Nardelli Charlene Burstrom 0-0* 1990 Laura Nardelli Theresa Papa 0-0* 1991 Martin Pushkin Vicki Stum 0-0* 1992 Martin Pushkin None 0-0* 1993 Martin Pushkin Erin O’Reilly 3-4 1994 Martin Pushkin Kerryn Davidson, Joleen Tocci 8-0 1995 Martin Pushkin Carisa Brown 11-0 1996 Martin Pushkin Heather Bury, Mary Ann Myer 9-2 1997 Martin Pushkin Charity Wachera 14-8 1998 Martin Pushkin Nancy Knapp, Rebecca Stallwood 0-0* 1999 Martin Pushkin Rebecca Stallwood, Johanna Fisher 0-0* 2000 Martin Pushkin Rebecca Stallwood, Johanna Fisher 0-0* 2001 Martin Pushkin Rebecca Stallwood 0-0* 2002 Jeff Huntoon Stacian Brown 0-0* 2003 Jeff Huntoon Megan Metcalfe 0-0* 2004 Jeff Huntoon Tara Struyk 0-0* 2005 Jeff Huntoon Jennifer Kemp, Pam Richardson 0-0* 2006 Jeff Huntoon Jessica Czaikowski, Susan Davis 0-0* 2007 Jeff Huntoon Jessica Czaikowski, Abbie Stechschulte, Halimah Bashir, Alison Spiker 0-0* 2008 Sean Cleary Halimah Bashir, Alison Spiker 0-0* 2009 Sean Cleary Alison Spiker, Nicole DeStefano 0-0* 2010 Sean Cleary Marie-Louise Asselin, Keri Bland, Clara Grandt, Karly Hamric, April Rotilio 0-0* 2011 Sean Cleary April Rotilio, Chelsea Carrier-Eades 0-0* 2012 Sean Cleary Chelsea Carrier-Eades, Katelyn Williams 0-0* 2013 Sean Cleary Sarah-Anne Brault, Sydney Cummings 0-0* Total 56-17 *no dual meets -- all invitational competition

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E. Gordon Gee Ph.D.

PRESIDENT Dr. E. Gordon Gee served as president of The Ohio State University from 1990 to 1997 and again from 2007 to 2013. Prior to his service at Ohio State, he led Vanderbilt University (20012007), Brown University (1998-2000), the University of Colorado (19851990), and West Virginia University (19811985). He returned to WVU to serve as president for a term in January 2014. Gee has served in higher education for more than three decades and in 2009 was named by Time magazine as one of the top-10 university presidents in the United States. Born in Vernal, Utah, Gee graduated from the University of Utah with an honors degree in history and earned his J.D. and Ed.D degrees from Columbia University. He clerked under Chief Justice David T. Lewis of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals before being named a judicial fellow and staff assistant to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this role, he worked for Chief Justice Warren Burger on administrative and legal problems of the Court and federal judiciary. Gee returned to Utah as an associate

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professor and associate dean in the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and was granted full professorship in 1978. One year later, he was named dean of the West Virginia University Law School, and, in 1981, was appointed to that university’s presidency. Gee has been a member of several education-governance organizations and committees, including the Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents, the Inter-University Council of Ohio, the Business-Higher Education Forum, and the American Association of Universities. He was chair of the American Council on Education’s Commission on Higher Education Attainment and served as co-chair of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Energy Advisory Committee. In 2009, Gee was invited to join the International Advisory Board of King Adbulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. Active in a number of national professional and service organizations during his tenures, he has served on the boards for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., Limited Brands, and the National 4-H Council. In 2011, Gee was appointed to serve as secretary on the Board of Directors of Ohio’s economic development program, JobsOhio. In 2011-2012, he was asked by Governor Kasich to chair both the Ohio

Higher Education Capital Funding Collaborative and the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission. And in December 2012, he was asked to serve on the Columbus Education Commission. Gee has received a number of honorary degrees, awards, fellowships, and recognitions. He is a fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest science organization. In 1994, Gee received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Utah, as well as from Teachers College of Columbia University. In 2013, he received the ACE Council of Fellows/Fidelity Investments Mentor Award and received the Outstanding Academic Leader of the Year Award on behalf of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is the co-author of 11 books, including Law, Policy and Higher Education, published in 2012. He is also the author of numerous papers and articles on law and education. Gee’s daughter, Rebekah, is the Medicaid Medical Director for the State of Louisiana, and an assistant professor of Public Health and Medicine at Louisiana State University. She is also a Norman F. Gant/American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/IOM Anniversary Fellow.


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 three 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. In year three, Luck oversaw the reseating of the WVU Coliseum to further increase WVU’s fundraising efforts. He added an 18th varsity sport - the return of men’s golf – teeing it up in 2015 for the first time since 1982, and he continues his tireless work on facility upgrades to keep the Mountaineers competitive in the Big 12. 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 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 County-Houston 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 of MLS Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. Luck secured the funding for an $80

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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 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 Beta 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 2000, 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 senior volleyball player at Stanford; Emily, a sophomore at Stanford and Addison, who attends Morgantown High.

WVU’s Directors of Athletics Anthony Chez....................... 1904-13 E.R. Sweetland.................... 1913-14 George Pyle.......................... 1914-17 Harry Stansbury.................. 1917-38 Roy “Legs” Hawley.............. 1938-54 Robert “Red” Brown........... 1954-72 Leland Byrd.......................... 1972-78 Richard Martin.................... 1978-81 Fred Schaus......................... 1981-89 Ed Pastilong.....................1989-2010 Oliver Luck...................2010-present

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MediaInformation Media Services

The West Virginia University sports communications office will be available throughout the entire 2013-14 women’s track season to accommodate any media requests. The following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia women’s track team. Any additional questions should be directed to the women’s track contact Nick Arthur.

During the Week

Any member of the media wishing to interview a runner or member of the coaching staff during the week should contact West Virginia women’s track contact Nick Arthur, via email (Nicholas. Arthur@mail.wvu.edu) or by phone (304-2932821), 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.

Receiving Information

Media members may receive women’s track press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, meet recaps and more, simply email your requests to Nicholas. Arthur@mail.wvu.edu.

WVUsports.com

WVUsports.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer women’s track. Player and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger by going to WVUsports. com. Updated following each meet, WVUsports. com is your place to find the latest statistics for Mountaineer women’s track. Not only will you find this season’s stats, but you will also be able to find the WVU record book for some historical perspective.

Social Media

The WVU women’s track team is active on Facebook and Twitter. To like the women’s track Facebook page, visit facebook.com/WVUTrack. To follow the Mountaineers on Twitter, visit Twitter.com/wvutrack

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SPORTS INFORMATION The West Virginia University Sports Communication office is located in room 217 on the second floor of the Coliseum.

Directions to the WVU Track Take the Pierpont Road (mile marker 7) exit and follow signs toward the football stadium by heading West onto WV 857. At the 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 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.

MAILING ADDRESS Sports Communications Office West Virginia University PO Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877

OVERNIGHT SHIPPING ADDRESS WVU Sports Communications 3450 Monongahela Blvd., Room 217 Morgantown, WV 26506

PHONE INFORMATION Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480

TRACK CONTACT Nick Arthur Graduate Assistant Office: 304-293-9916 Cell: 304-542-2073 E-mail: Nicholas.Arthur@mail.wvu.edu

STAFF Michael Fragale Assistant Athletic Director, Communications John Antonik Director of New Media Bryan Messerly Sports Information Director Mike Montoro Director of Football Communications Joe Swan Sports Publications Director Kristin Coldsnow Multimedia Specialist Katie Kane Associate Sports Information Director Shannon McNamara Assistant Sports Information Director Grant Dovey Assistant Sports Information Director Lisa Ammons Business Manager Cheryl Maust Program Assistant Amy Prunty Program Assistant Nick Arthur Graduate Assistant Eva Buchman Graduate Assistant Jonathan Hevron Graduate Assistant Jonathan Harkey Graduate Student

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MOUNTAINEER FIELD AT MILAN PUSKAR STADIUM

CAPERTON INDOOR FACILITY

DICK DLESK SOCCER STADIUM

DREAMSWORK FIELD

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MOUNTAINEER TRACK

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