2008-09 men’s track and Field schedule
Date Day Opponent Time
Dec. 6 Sat. at Cornell Relays 10 a.m.
Jan. 17 Sat. at RIT Invitational 10 a.m.
24 Sat. Upstate Challenge at Cornell 10 a.m.
30- Sat.- Penn State 4 p.m.
31 Sun. National Open 10 a.m.
Feb. 1 Sun. Empire 8 Championships at RIT 10:30 a.m..
7 Sat. at Tufts Invitational 10 a.m.
13 Fri. LaFayette Rider Games at the Armory 3 p.m.
14 Sat. Kane Invitational at Cornell 10 a.m.
21 Sat. Deneault Invitational at Cornell 10 a.m.
22 Sun. NYSCTC Pentathlon at Cornell 10 a.m.
27 Fri. NYSCTC Championships 3 p.m.
28 Sat. at RIT 10 a.m.
Mar. 6- Fri.- ECAC Championships 2 p.m.
7 Sat. at Tufts 10 a.m.
13 - Fri-. NCAA Championships 1 p.m.
14 Sat. at Rose-Hulman 10 a.m.
Date Day Opponent Time
Mar. 28 Sat. ITHACA INVITATIONAL 10 a.m.
April 4 Sat. Osprey Open at Richard Stockton 10 a.m.
11 Sat. New Jersey Invitational at TCNJ 10 a.m.
18 Sat. Empire 8 Championships at Nazareth 10 a.m.
21 Tue. CORTLAND/DELHI 3:30 p.m.
23 - Thu.- Penn Relays TBA
24 Fri. TBA
26 Sun. Big Red Invitational at Cornell 10 a.m.
26 - Sun.- NYSCTC DECATHLON Noon
27 Mon. 10 a.m.
May 1 - Fri.- NYSCTC Championships 10 a.m.
2 Sat. at St. Lawrence noon
9 Sat. Randall Island Last Chance 10 a.m.
14 - Fri.- ECAC Championships 2 p.m.
15 Sat. at Springfield 10 a.m.
21 - Thurs.- NCAA Championships 10 a.m.
23 Sat. at Marietta 10 a.m.
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Jim nichols, Head coach .............................. 2
assistant coaches ......................................3-4
Indoor Year-By-Year Results .....................3-4
2008-09 outlook ..........................................5-6
athlete Profiles ................................ 7-9, 12-17
outdoor Year-By-Year Results ..................... 8
2008-09 Men’s Track & Field Roster .....10-11
all-americans ............................................... 18
2007-08 Men’s Track & Field Results ......... 18
Men’s Track & Field Record Book .........19-20
Press Information ..............Inside Back cover
2008-09 schedule ......................... Back cover
ITHACA COLLEGEITHACA COLLEGEJim nichols, Head coach
2 Men’s Track and Field 2008-09
Jim Nichols enters his 23rd year as head coach of the men’s track and field team. He works primarily with the middle distance
and distance runners, along with the pole vault
and high jump competitors. He is also head coach
of the men’s cross country team. Nichols coached
the women’s track and field program from 1986
to 1993 and from 1998 to 2000.
Under Nichols the Bombers have won
six conference indoor and nine confer-
ence outdoor championships, including
both titles last season. Nichols was named
Empire 8 Coach of the Year following both
the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2007-08. Ithaca has placed in the top
five at the NYSCTC indoor meet 15 times and has 17 top-five finishes
at the state outdoor meet, including first-ever state titles during both
seasons in 2000-01. For that accomplishment Nichols was selected as the
New York State coach of the year for each season. His teams have compiled
dual-meet records of 19-14 in the indoor season and 16-4 in the outdoor
Nichols was selected by USA Track and Field to lead the U.S. senior
men’s team at the World Cross Country Championships, which will be held
in March in Amman, Jordan. Nichols was the team leader for the U.S. junior
men’s team at the 2002 championship held in Dublin, Ireland.
Nichols has coached 29 all-Americans at Ithaca, including the 1992
national champion in the women’s outdoor 5,000-meter run. Before his
arrival at Ithaca, Nichols served for two years as head cross country and
track and field coach at Plattsburgh, where he coached the 1986 indoor
800-meter run national champion.
Nichols was an all-American cross country runner at North Central
College and a member of that school’s national championship teams in
1978 and 1979. Following his graduation in 1979 he was an assistant track
and cross country coach at North Central and later was a graduate assistant
for both sports at Indiana University.
The Ithaca men’s cross country team has qualified for the NCAA
championships five times during his tenure.
1979, bachelor’s degree in economics and physical education,
North Central College, Naperville, Ill.
1984, master’s degree in physical education,
Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
1980-82, assistant men’s cross country and track and field
coach at North Central College
1982-84, graduate assistant men’s and women’s track and
field coach at Indiana University
1984-85, head men’s and women’s cross country and
track and field coach at Plattsburgh
1986-present, head men’s cross country and track and field
coach at Ithaca College
The nichols File
indoor YEar-BY-YEar rESultS
Year Record Coach EAA/E8 NYSCTC ECAC NCAA
1986-87 3-1 Jim Nichols 2nd 2nd 25th
1987-88 5-3 Jim Nichols 2nd 3rd 15th
1988-89 3-3 Jim Nichols 2nd 5th —
1989-90 0-3 Jim Nichols 1st 4th —
1990-91 0-1 Jim Nichols 1st 4th 24th
1991-92 2-0 Jim Nichols 1st 6th —
Goodspeed is entering his second year with the
Bombers’ coaching staff. He works with the jump-
ers. Goodspeed was a two-time All-American in the
high jump at Geneseo, placing fourth in the 2007
NCAA Indoor Championships and sixth at the out-
door championships. During the 2007 indoor season,
Goodspeed provisionally qualified for the NCAA
Championships in the long jump, triple jump and the
high jump. Goodspeed graduated from Geneseo in 2007 with a bachelor’s
degree in English.
Luvara is in his first season as member of the track
& field coaching staff. He has served as the football
team’s offensive coordinator for the last two years.
Luvara is a 2001 graduate of Indiana (Pa.) where was
a all-conference center. He helped the football team
to two NCAA Division II playoff berths.
A graduate of Hartwick, McDonnell is in her second
year with the Bomber staff. She won a state title in
the discus in 2005 and qualified for the NYSCTC and
ECAC championships in each of her four years of
competition. McDonnell earned a bachelor’s degree
Sambolec is entering his second year as a member of
the Bombers’ coaching staff. He works with the dis-
tance and middle distance runners. Prior to arriving at
Ithaca, he was a head coach at the junior college and
high school levels. Sambolec previously served as
the head women’s cross country and assistant track &
field coach at Lansing Community College (Mich.),
leading the team to four NJCAA Region XII titles
and four top-five finishes at the NJCAA National
Championships. . He is a 1999 Ithaca graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree
in psychology, and was a member of the Bombers’ cross country and track
& field teams. Sambolec received his master’s degree in psychology from
Michigan State in 2002, where he also e