2010 Men's and Women's Cross Country Guide

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<ul><li><p>Mens and WomensCross Country</p><p>2010</p><p>MARIAN UNIVERSITYI n d i a n a p o l i s</p></li><li><p>Mens SportsBaseball</p><p>BasketballBowling</p><p>Cheerleading Cross CountryCyclingFootball</p><p>GolfSoccerTennis</p><p>Track and Field</p><p>Womens SportsBasketball</p><p>BowlingCheerleadingCross Country</p><p>CyclingDanceGolf</p><p>SoccerSoftballTennis</p><p>Track and FieldVolleyball</p><p>WWW.MuknightS.coM 1</p><p>quick facts and table of contentsMarian university quick factsLocation ................................................. Indianapolis, IN 46222Founded ................................................................................ 1851Nickname ..........................................................................KnightsColors ........................................................Marian Blue and GoldFacility .....................................................St.Vincent Health Field</p><p>Surface...................................................Artificial (ProGrass)Capacity ........................................................................ 3,000Phone ............................................................. 317.822.6853</p><p>Affiliation ............................................................................... NAIAConference .......................................Mid-Central College (MCC)President ............................................................Daniel J. ElsenerDirector of Athletics .........................................Joseph R. Haklin</p><p>Alma Mater (Year) ........................ Wabash College (1973)Athletics Phone .................................................... 317.955.6123Athletics Fax ..........................................................317.955.6121Athletics Web Site ....................................www.muknights.com</p><p>cross country HistoryFirst Year ........................................1985 (Mens and Womens)Mens MCC Championships ......................................... 1 (2009)Womens MCC Championships ................................... 1 (1994)Mens NAIA Appearances ............................................. 1 (2009)Womens NAIA Appearances ....................................... 1 (1994)</p><p>coacHing staffHead Coach ...........................................................David RobertsAlma Mater (Year) .........................Wisconsin-LaCrosse (1970)Office Phone ......................................................... 317.955.6585Mobile Phone ....................................................... 317.513.6628Email .........................................................droberts@marian.eduAssistant Coach ....................................................Shawn MurrayAlma Mater (Year) .............................Marian University (2009)</p><p>teaM inforMation2009 Mens MCC Finish ......................................................... 1st2009 Womens MCC Finish ...................................................7th2009 Mens NAIA Finish .......................................................20th</p><p>sports inforMationDirector ............................................Geoffre N. Sherman, Ph.D.Office Phone ......................................................... 317.955.6125Mobile Phone ....................................................... 317.509.9613Graduate Assistant/Contact ................................Lindsey OlsenOffice Phone ..........................................................317.955.6173Mobile Phone ....................................................... 847.344.0389Office Fax ...............................................................317.955.6121Email ............................................................. lolsen@marian.eduMailing Address ....................................3200 Cold Spring Road................................................................. Indianapolis, IN 46222</p><p>Marian university atHletics</p><p>Quick Facts ..................................................... 1St.Vincent Health Field ................................. 22010 Schedule .............................................. 32010 Roster ................................................... 4Coaching Staff ............................................... 52010 Season Preview ................................6-72010 Meets .................................................8-92009 Highlights ...........................................102009 Statistics and Results ......................11Follow the Knights .......................................12</p><p>table of contents</p><p>Click on the specific title to jump straight to that page.</p></li><li><p> Marian univerSity croSS country</p><p>st.vincent HealtH field</p><p>The home to Knights football, soccer, and track and field is St.Vincent Health Field at Marian University. It is a state-of-the-art facility featuring an eight-lane track and a syn-thetic playing surface for soccer and football. Phase one of construction was completed in 2008 allowing the Knights mens and womens soccer teams to compete on the Pro-Grass surface. The womens soccer team won its first-ever conference regular season title on the field and successfully defended its title in 2009.</p><p>The press box is fully functional with booths for home and visiting coaches as well as home radio or television talent. The press box features a split-level work area and has fully functional public address system, hard-wired ethernet con-nections, several analog phone lines, wireless Internet, live </p><p>statistics, and scoreboard functions. The wireless internet ac-cess point will also service the spectator stands for an enjoy-able experience featuring Wi-Fi.</p><p>The scoreboard is a state-of-the-art Daktronics board featuring bright red LED digits so everyone in and around the field knows the score. The board also features a Gal-axy message center for sponsors and advertisements dur-ing the season. A four-foot panel showcases the sponsors of Marian University athletics and a new four-foot panel show-cases St.Vincent Health as the stadium sponsor.</p><p>The Knights are 19-2-1 on the pitch at St.Vincent Health Field. They are in search of MCC title number three in 2010.</p><p>quick factsCompleted: 2009Field Surface: ProGrass (artificial)Track Surface: LatexDimensions: 120 yards long by 65 yards wideCapacity: 3,000 Main grandstand: 2,500 Secondary stand: 500Press Box Phone: 317.822.6853</p><p>F I E LD</p><p>click for More iMageS ofSt.vincent health field</p></li><li><p> Marian univerSity croSS country WWW.MuknightS.coM </p><p>2010 cross country scHeduledate opponent location time08.8.10 alumni run indianapolis, indiana 9 a.m.09.04.10 Wabash Hokum Karem Crawfordsville, Indiana 9 a.m.09.10.10 Midwest Classic Bourbonnais, Illinois 9 a.m.09.17.10 National Catholic Championships Notre Dame, Indiana 9 a.m.10.02.10 Huntington Invitational Huntington, Indiana 9 a.m.10.08.10 Eagle Invitational Lisle, Illinois 9 a.m.10.16.10 Evansville Invitational Evansville, Indiana 9 a.m.10.23.10 Southeast Classic Mount Berry, Georgia 9 a.m.11.06.10 MCC Championships Mishawaka, Indiana 9 a.m.11.21.10 NAIA National Championships Vancouver, Washington 9 a.m.</p><p>click for the WoMenS teaMSneWS and reSultS</p><p>click for the MenS teaMSneWS and reSultS</p></li><li><p> Marian univerSity croSS country</p><p>2010 Mens and woMens rosters</p><p>MenS croSS country roStername year hometown/high SchoolChase Ayres Fr. Columbus, Indiana/NorthEmile Conde So. Indianapolis, Indiana/Ben DavisKevin Crockett Fr. Georgetown, Indiana/Floyd CentralMichael Foerster Sr. Ferdinand, Indiana/Forest ParkChris Hanson Fr. Cumberland, indiana/Mt. VernonDerek Harris Jr. McCordsville, Indiana/Scecina MemorialChris OConnor Fr. Elizabeth, Indiana/South CentralNick Sefton Jr. Indianapolis, Indiana/Ben DavisJames Simms Fr. Erlanger, Kentucky/Covington CatholicJames Wangari Sr. Nairobi, Kenya/GithigaRyan Wieser Sr. Guilford, Indiana/East Central</p><p>WoMenS croSS country roStername year hometown/high SchoolLauren Borchelt Fr. Fort Wayne, Indiana/Concordia LutheranJacquelyn Dossey So. Indianapolis, Indiana/RoncalliKassandra Gearlds Fr. Indianapolis, Indiana/Franklin CentralBrittany Gillespie So. Lawrenceburg, Indiana/LawrenceburgLaura Hacker Fr. Franklin, Indiana/Franklin CommunityLaura Neuman Jr. Rushville, Indiana/RushvilleStaci Roberts Fr. Fort Wayne, Indiana/Bishop DwengerAdrienne Shepherd Sr. Kokomo, Indiana/KokomoAmy Walker Fr. Frankfort, Indiana/Clinton CentralSamantha Walsh Fr. Indianapolis, Indiana/Franklin Central</p><p>head coach: David Roberts (26th season)assistant coach: Shawn Murray (2nd season)</p><p>click for More inforMation onyour favorite MenS runner</p><p>click for More inforMation onyour favorite WoMenS runner</p></li><li><p> Marian univerSity croSS country WWW.MuknightS.coM </p><p>coacHing staff</p><p>David Roberts enters his 26th season as the head coach of the mens and womens cross country programs.</p><p>The 2009 season was special for Roberts as he guided the mens team to its first-ever Mid-Central College Conference championship and senior Kyle Murray won the MCC individual championship to become the sixth individual runner to earn the conference title. He was also named the MCC Coach of the Year for the third time in his career and had the fifth student-athlete in his career earn NAIA All-America honors.</p><p>During his tenure at Marian University, Roberts has led 26 Knights to indi-vidual national qualification and also led the womens program to the 1994 MCC championship. He has also coached 24 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes, </p><p>and he has had the womens team named NAIA Scholar Team four times while the men earned the honor on three occasions.</p><p>A member of the 2006 and 2007 USATF outdoor championships organizing committee, Roberts was in-strumental in the production of events in the city of Indianapolis on both the local and national levels. He also served as a coach at the 1996 Indianapolis Peace Games.</p><p>He resides in Indianapolis with his wife and they have four children. </p><p>david robertsHead coach</p><p>Shawn Murray is entering his second season as assistant coach for the Marian University cross country program.</p><p>Murray, a three-year letter winner at Marian University, graduated with a bach-elor of science degree in sport management in 2009. He lettered as a com-petitor from 2006 through 2008 and was a 2009 NAIA national qualifier in the marathon where he finished 28th.</p><p>Currently, Murray holds the school record in the marathon with a time of 2:53:27.</p><p>He resides in Indianapolis.</p><p>Shawn Murray 09assistant coach</p><p>tHe </p><p>ro</p><p>ber</p><p>ts f</p><p>ile</p><p>Two MCC ChampionshipsThree-time MCC Coach of the Year</p><p>Numerous national qualifiers</p><p>click for More inforMationon our coaching Staff</p><p>click for More inforMation onyour favorite WoMenS runner</p></li><li><p> Marian univerSity croSS country</p><p>2010 Mens season previewMenS croSS country PrevieWAfter a phenomenal year in 2009, the mens cross country team is looking to repeat </p><p>the same success. The Knights earned their first Mid-Central College Conference Championship and qualified as a team for the NAIA National Championships.This is a rebuilding year for us, said head coach Dave Roberts, the 2009 MCC </p><p>Coach of the Year, of the upcoming season. We lost All-American Kyle Murray to graduation as well as Thomas Jeschke, who was an All-MCC athlete as well. So, it is going to be difficult to fill the shoes of those student-athletes.Murray earned the individual MCC title and finished 26th at Nationals, and Coach </p><p>Roberts believes he will be sorely missed. The loss of Murray and Thomas Jeschke, both All-MCC performers, also hurts the depth of the program. But, Coach Roberts is excited about the prospect of rebuilding in 2010 with a trio of seniors, a junior, two sophomores, and five freshmen coming to run for the Knights.Leading the crop of returners are fifth-year senior Michael Foerster, senior Ryan </p><p>Wieser and junior Derek Harris. Foerster and Harris each finished in the top 150 in the nation in 2009 and earned All-Conference honors last season.Michael and Derek each placed in the top 200 in the country last season, so we do </p><p>have some experience, said Roberts. We do have Michael returning, who placed 100th at the NAIA meet, and Derek Harris, who placed 190th at the NAIA meet. Those two guys as well as Ryan Weiser will be the ones we are counting on to rebuild.Junior Nick Sefton was an All-MCC performer in 2009 and he was a last-minute </p><p>returner to the program after having left the program during the summer. Sefton will help to lead and provide stability this season for the Knights.Nick is a great runner and proved that last season, said Roberts. We expect big </p><p>things from him this season.Coach Roberts also has senior James Wangari and sophomore Emile Conde in the </p><p>mix to provide a little more depth for the Knights.Three incoming freshmen will make the team very young, but Coach Roberts sees </p><p>this as an opportunity for those young athletes to compete well. Freshmen Chris Han-son, Chris OConnor, and James Simms will be young and inexperienced, but Roberts believes they will adapt quickly.We have three outstanding runners coming in, said Roberts. James Simms, who </p><p>placed 24th in the Kentucky State meet, and Chris Hanson, who finished fourth in the Indiana regionals are a pair of great performers. We feel as though those two young men as well as Chris OConner will be counted on heavily this year.The Knights have proven to be a dominant force against other NAIA opponents, but </p><p>will have to rebuild in order to repeat some of the same success against higher level opponents in 2010. A tough schedule lies ahead, but Roberts is takes it in stride. I will be happy if we finish in the top of the conference, he said of their chances this season. But, realistically, we lost several really strong athletes. So it will be tough.</p><p>click to hear coach robertSdiScuSS the 010 SeaSon</p></li><li><p> Marian univerSity croSS country WWW.MuknightS.coM </p><p>2010 woMens season previewWoMenS croSS country PrevieW</p><p>The womens cross country team will be looking to improve on a seventh-place finish at the Mid-Central College Conference Championships in 2009. With six members returning for the 2009 campaign and only two graduating, the Knights return as an experienced, but young, team.</p><p>We always like to think we have a shot to finish in the top half of the conference, said head coach Dave Roberts. However, we are relatively young so we have a lot of work to do.</p><p>Even though the Knights lost Emily Miller and Marissa Gill in the off-season, senior Adrienne Shepherd, the teams Most Valuable Runner in 2009, is returning for her final season of competition after a 22nd-place finish at the 2009 MCC Champion-ships. Coach Roberts is expecting a lot out of Shepherd and sees bigs things for her this season.</p><p>The loss of Emily Miller and Marissa Gill hurt pretty badly, said Roberts. However, Adrienne (Shepherd) finished 22nd at the conference meet last year, so we know that she will make a significant contribution this season.</p><p>Junior Laura Neuman and sophomore Jacquelyn Dossey are expected to provide a significant contribution this season. But, Roberts is more excited about his recruiting class and the potential that exists within the corps of five runners.</p><p>Sophomore Brittany Gillespie was a pleasant surprise last season, and...</p></li></ul>