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    2008-09 men’s track and Field schedule indoor

    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.

    outdoor 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. Home events in CAPITAL LETTERS.

  • Press Information memBers oF the media For information, photos, stories, statistics, and videotape highlights, or to arrange an interview with a coach or athlete, please con- tact Chris Lewis in the sports information office, Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850; phone: (607) 274-5124.

    accessiBilitY Questions about accommodation for individuals with disabilities should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance at (607) 274-3909 (voice), (607) 274-1767 (TDD) or bleblanc@ithaca.edu as much in advance of the event as possible.

    credits This Bomber media guide is produced by the Ithaca College Office of Sports Information, Mike Warwick, director; Joe Gladziszewski, assistant director; Chris Lewis, assistant director; Donna Mosher, department assistant. Photography by Tim McKinney and Patricia Reynolds unless otherwise indicated.

    Information location 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, N.Y. enrollment 6,350 Founded 1892 President Thomas R. Rochon nickname Bombers colors Blue and Gold affiliation NCAA Division III conference Empire 8 home Facility Butterfield Stadium (capacity) (5,000)

    Division of Athletics/ Sports Information Directory head men’s track and Field coach Jim Nichols Phone (607) 274-3745 Fax (607) 274-1667 E-mail jnichols@ithaca.edu director of intercollegiate athletics Ken Kutler Phone (607) 274-3209 associate director of intercollegiate athletics Mike Lindberg Phone (607) 274-3199 assistant director of intercollegiate athletics Ernie McClatchie Phone (607) 274-5708 operations and events coordinator Andrea McClatchie Phone (607) 274-3793 senior Woman administrator Deb Pallozzi Phone (607) 274-1270 sports information director Mike Warwick Phone (607) 274-1401 E-mail mwarwick@ithaca.edu assistant sports information director Joe Gladziszewski Phone (607) 274-3825 E-mail jgladziszewski@ithaca.edu assistant sports information director Chris Lewis Phone (607) 274-3825 E-mail clewis@ithaca.edu sports hot line (607) 274-1161 sports information Fax (607) 274-1671 college information Egbert Hall (607) 274-3011 admissions office (607) 274-3124 Job Hall (800) 429-4274 Financial aid office (607) 274-3131 Campus Center (800) 429-4275 college Web Page www.ithaca.edu athletics Web Page bombers.ithaca.edu

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  • contents 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 season.

    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.

    EduCation 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.

    CoaCHinG EXPEriEnCE College: 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

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  • indoor YEar-BY-YEar rESultS 1986-92

    ICAC/ 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 —

    Joe GoodsPeed 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.

    GaBe luVaRa 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.

    JennIFeR Mcdonnell 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 in biology.

    eRIc saMBolec 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