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									                                    COASTAL CAROLINA                                                                     TRACK & FIELD


Table of Contents                                                                                           GENERAL
Quick Facts~Table of Contents ...............................................................1              Institution: .......................................... Coastal Carolina University
Men’s Head Coach Jeff Jacobs ..................................................................2            Location: .................................................. Conway, South Carolina
Women’s Head Coach Alan Connie .........................................................3                   Founded: ................................................................................ 1954
Assistant Coaches ................................................................................. 4-6     Enrollment: ............................................................................ 8,300
  Jacquie Grimes......................................................................................4     Nickname: .................................................................. Chanticleers
  Berry Shumpert ....................................................................................4      Pronunciation of Nickname: ..................................SHON-ti-cleers
  Kristen Kalinowski ................................................................................5      Affiliation:............................................................. NCAA Division I
  Jackie Sgambati .....................................................................................5    Conference:.....................................................................Big South
  Amber Campbell ..................................................................................6        President: ............................... Dr. David DeCenzo (Maryland ‘78)
  Zola Pieterse ........................................................................................6   Athletics Director: ..........................................................................
2008-09 Men’s Roster ..............................................................................7        ................................ Warren D. “Moose” Koegel (Penn State, ‘71)
Meet the Chanticleers ........................................................................ 8-15         Athletic Department Phone: ................................... 843-349-2820
2008 Big South Championships ..............................................................16               Website:.................................................www.GoCCUSports.com
Men’s Honors ................................................................................... 17-18
Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Records ................................................19                    ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS
NCAA Championship Participants .........................................................20                  Athletic Media Relations Director: .............................. John Martin
2008-09 Women’s Roster .......................................................................21            Office Phone: .......................................................... 843-349-2822




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Meet the Lady Chanticleers ............................................................. 22-31              E-Mail Address: ........................................... jamartin@coastal.edu
2008 Big South Championships ........................................................ 32-33                 Assoc. Media Relations Director: ............................. Kent Reichert
Women’s Honors.............................................................................. 34-35          Office Phone:........................................................... 843-349-2840
Women’s Indoor Track and Field Records ..............................................36                     E-Mail address: ............................................kreicher@coastal.edu
Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Records ..........................................37                        Assistant/Men’s Contact ..............................................Kim Warner
Women’s NCAA Participants ........................................................... 38-39                 Office Phone:........................................................... 843-349-6467
Coastal Carolina University ....................................................................40          E-Mail Address: ...........................................kwarner@coastal.edu
University Administration .......................................................................41         Assistant/Women’s Contact:.......................................Scott Kemps
Coastal Carolina University Executive Officers......................................42                      Office Phone:........................................................... 843-349-2848
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina .................................................................43            E-Mail Address: ............................................ skemps@coastal.edu
Coastal Carolina Athletic Department ...................................................44                  SID Fax: ................................................................... 843-349-2819
NCAA Compliance.................................................................................45                                                                                     .O.
                                                                                                            Mailing Address: .................................................. P Box 261954
Big South Conference.............................................................................46         ....................................................................... Conway, SC 29528
Coastal Carolina University: A Tradition of Excellence ..........................47                         Overnight Address: ........................... 132 Chanticleer Drive West
Coastal Carolina Athletic Media Relations..............................................48                   ....................................................................... Conway, SC 29526
2008-09 Schedule ....................................................................Back Cover
                                                                                                            COACHING STAFF
                                                                                                            Men’s Head Coach: ........................................................Jeff Jacobs
                                                                                                            Alma Mater, Year: ....................................UC-Santa Barbara, 1992
                                                                                                            Years at Coastal Carolina:........................................................Fifth
                            What is a Chanticleer?                                                          Men’s Track/XC Office Phone: ................................ 843-349-2907
                                                                                                            Women’s Head Coach: ............................................... Alan Connie
                          A Chanticleer (SHON-ti-cleer) gives Coastal                                       Alma Mater, Year: ........................................... Northeastern, 1971
                       Carolina University one of the most unique nick-                                     Years at Coastal Carolina:....................................................... 23rd
                       names in all of sports. Chanticleer comes from                                       Women’s Track/XC Office Phone:........................... 843-349-2904
                       Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and came to Coastal
                                                                                                            Assistant Coach (Throws): ..................................... Jacquie Grimes
                       Carolina when the University was a member of
                       the University of South Carolina system.
                                                                                                            Assistant Coach (Sprints, Jumps, Hurdles): ....................................
                          A Chanticleer is a rooster who rules the barn-                                    ............................................................................. Berry Shumpert,
  yard with cunning and wit. His competitiveness never wanes as he                                          ...........................................................................Kristen Kalinowski
  battles to the end, using his brains to come out on top every time.                                       Volunteer Assistant Coaches: .............................Amber Campbell,
                                                                                                            .......................................................................Zola (Budd) Pieterse
                                                                                                            ................................................................................Jackie Sgambati
                                                                                                            Athletic Trainers: ........Dwayne Beam, Amelia Henson, Jon Lenze
                                            Credits                                                         Strength Coach:................................. Brian Gabriel, Sonya Woods
  Editor/Design: Scott Kemps, Kim Warner. Layout Design: Scott
  Kemps Editorial Assistance: John Martin, Kent Reichert, William
  Richardson, Terrel Curry. Photography: Bill Edmonds & Judy Galligan of
  the Coastal Carolina Photography Department. Some photos courtesy
  of the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Big South Conference
  and Tim O’Dowd.


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                                                                         Jeff Jacobs begins his fifth year as the         In his first year at the helm, Jacobs guided the Chanticleer track and field
                                                                   head coach of Coastal Carolina University’s      team to a runner-up finish in the Big South Championships as 11 athletes
                                                                   men’s cross country and outdoor track and        had All-Conference finishes, including three conference champions.
                                                                   field programs.                                  Three athletes qualified for the NCAA Regional Championships, and two
                                                                         The 2008 cross country team placed         advanced to the NCAA National Championships, including Mark Johnson
                                                                   fourth at the Big South Championships.           in the pole vault, who became first All-American in program history. Seven
                                                                   Jacobs mentored Jamie McCarthy to a spot         school records were established during the 2005 season.
                                                                   on the Big South All-Conference team and               Jacobs came to Coastal Carolina from the University of California
                                                                   Big South All-Academic team.                     at Santa Barbara, where he served as the assistant men’s and women’s
                                                                          The Chanticleers picked up their first    track and field and cross country from 1999 to 2004.
                                                                   team title at the Gamecock Invitational,               Jacobs began his coaching career during the 1991-1992 season as
                                                                   with six runners in the top 12. In the 2008      an assistant at UCSB with the men’s cross country team. He took a few
                                                                   track and field season, the Chanticleers         years away from the sport before rejoining the Gauchos during the fall
                                                                   established five new school records. Jacobs      of 1999 as an assistant.
                                                                   saw seven members of the squad qualify                 During his time with the Gauchos, Jacobs coached the UCSB
                                   for NCAA East Regional. At the Big South Conference Championships,               distance runners to school records in the women’s 1,500 meters, 5,000
                                   the Chanticleers came away with five individual titles, including Coastal        meters, 3,000-meter steeplechase, 10,000 meters and the distance
                                   Carolina’s first ever Big South high jump crown. Under the direction             medley relay. Under Jacobs’ guidance, men’s records were also set in
                                   of Jacobs and his staff, 10 athletes earned All-Conference honors, two           the 800 meters and 10,000 meters. Two athletes achieved All-American
                                   were named to the All-East Region Team and one advanced to the                   status during Jacobs tenure, with one in men’s cross county in 2001 and
Men’s Head Coach Jeff Jacobs




                                   NCAA Championship. Last spring marked                                                                                            another in women’s track and
                                   the fifth consecutive season at least one                                                                                        field in 2003.
                                   Coastal Carolina athlete has qualified                                                                                                  UCSB also achieved great
                                   for the Outdoor Track & Field National                                                                                           team success as the men’s cross
                                   Championship.                                                                                                                    country squad qualified for the
                                           During the 2007 cross country                                                                                            NCAA Championships for the
                                   season, Jacobs guided the Chanticleers to                                                                                        first time in 2001, finishing 17th.
                                   their third consecutive Coastal Carolina                                                                                         The women also made their
                                   Invitational title, placing four runners in                                                                                      mark in 2003, making their
                                   the top five. Coastal Carolina finished sixth                                                                                    first-ever trip to the NCAA
                                   in the team standings at the New Balance                                                                                         Championships, finishing 29th.
                                   Big South Conference Championships.                                                                                              In 2004, four Gaucho distance
                                   Blair Paul was named to both the All-                                                                                            runners qualified for the NCAA
                                   Conference and All-Academic teams.                                                                                               Championships.
                                        Jacobs led the 2007 track and field                                                                                                In addition to his assistant
                                   team to a record setting season. The squad                                                                                       coaching duties with UCSB, he
                                   re-wrote most of the school record book,                                                                                         also worked for a local financial
                                   setting 10 school records. Meanwhile,                                                                                            planning organization for five
                                   Thomas Jordan set a new facility record                                                                                          years.
                                   in the javelin at the Big South Championships. Coastal Carolina claimed                Jacobs was an accomplished athlete with the Gauchos, capturing
                                   two individual champions at the Big South Championships en route to              the cross country team’s MVP award in three seasons as well as being
                                   a runner-up team finish. Coastal Carolina registered 15 All-Conference           named All-Conference in 1988. His best 5,000 meter time in college
                                   athletes and five regional qualifiers, while Jerome Simpson qualified for        was 14:34.11.
                                   the NCAA Championships in the long jump.                                               Jacobs remains a competitive long-distance runner. He finished 25th
                                        Jacobs led the 2006 cross country team to a second-place finish at          out of 15,000 runners at the 33rd annual “Wharf to Wharf” six-mile race
                                   the Big South Championships, coaching two athletes to All-Conference             at Santa Cruz in July of 2005. He won the Coastal Carolina Homecoming
                                   honors, one to the All-Academic team and the Big South Freshman of               5k in November of 2004 in a course-record time of 15:40. He set the
                                   the Year in Jamie McCarthy. The Chanticleers spent the majority of the           course record of 1:30.29 in the 2000 “Pier to Peak” Half Marathon, a
                                   season ranked 10th in the Southeast Region and sent seven runners                4,000-foot elevation climb. Jacobs captured the individual crown in the
                                   to the Regional meet where they finished 18th in the team standings.             2000 Santa Barbara Half Marathon with a time of 1:12:12. In 1991, Jacobs
                                   The team claimed first place in both the Covered Bridge Open and the             won “The People’s Race” in Carlsbad, Calif., posting a 5,000-meter road
                                   Coastal Carolina Invitational.                                                   personal best time of 14:23. His best 10,000 meter track time remains
                                        The 2006 track season was a banner year for Jacobs’ program                 at 30:22.63, which he set in March 1997. His best half marathon time is
                                   at Coastal Carolina. The squad captured just the second Big South                1:09:24 and his best marathon time is 2:33:57.
                                   Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship in school history,                     Jacobs earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in communication
                                   scoring 205 points. In the course of the meet, 14 Coastal Carolina               studies at UC-Santa Barbara in 1992 and also completed the Coaching
                                   athletes posted All-Conference performances, including five conference           Certification Program at UCSB. Jacobs is a certified USATF Level II Coach
                                   champions and the Big South Freshman of the Year Tyrone Murphy.                  in both endurance and sprints and hurdles. Jacobs currently serves as
                                   Jacobs also earned Co-Coach of the Year honors and had five athletes             the Big South Conference Representative on the NCAA Executive Track
                                   qualify for the NCAA East Regional Championships. From there, Jordan             & Field Committee.
                                   advanced to the NCAA Championships in the javelin and became just
                                   Coastal Carolina’s second track and field All-American.


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                                    Alan Connie enters his 23rd season        17 individual events en route to a team total of 202.5 team points. Connie
                               as the head coach of Coastal Carolina          earned Big South Indoor Coach of the Year honors, leading his team to
                               University’s women’s cross country team,       its third-straight indoor team title.
                               his 14th as the head women’s outdoor                  Coastal Carolina faired even better in the outdoor campaign,
                               track and field coach, and his 12th as the     winning the outdoor team title by a 46 point margin over Charleston
                               head coach of the women’s indoor track         Southern. The squad boasted six individual titles, and earned 230 team
                               and field team.                                points for their fourth title in the past five years.
                                    Connie has also been named the Big               The 2005-06 year was a special one for the Coastal Carolina
                               South Conference Coach of the Year a           women’s cross country and track and field programs. Connie’s Chants
                               record 25 times — 12 in cross country,         captured the “triple crown”, sweeping the Big South in all three seasons
                               seven in indoor track and field and six in     (cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field). Coastal Carolina
                               outdoor track and field. In 2003-04 and        set a record for the most points ever totaled at the Big South Indoor
                               2005-06, Connie received the triple crown      Championships when they won the title with 233.5 points. Additionally,
                               for Coach of the Year in Cross Country,        the teams also set records for largest margin of victory in Big South
Indoor Track and Field and Outdoor Track and Field. Also in 2004, he          history in both indoor and outdoor competition.
was named the Southeast Region Coach of the Year for Indoor Track                    In Connie’s tenure, he has witnessed multiple athletes reach the
and Field.                                                                    pinnacles of their careers. Among them was Amber Campbell, a member
                                                                              of the USA Olympic Team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she was




                                                                                                                                                              Women’s Head Coach Alan Connie
      Over the years, Connie has built the women’s cross country
program into the most successful program in the Big South Conference.         the top American finisher. At Coastal Carolina, Campbell was a five-time
The proof is 12 Big South Conference Championships, 83 All-Conference         All-America selection, and member of the USA National team at the
selections, 15 individual champions who have been named the Big South’s       World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Campbell also graduated
Runner of the Year, 18 NCAA All-Southeast Region selections, nine NCAA        as the all-time American collegiate record holder in the indoor weight
National Championships qualifiers and two NCAA All-Americans. The             throw. Another standout was Jolene (Williams) Byrne, a two-time All-
15 Big South individual champions includes a stretch of eight consecutive     American, who finished second at the NCAA Division I Indoor National
titles from 1992 to 1999, two consecutive winners in 2002 and 2003            Championships for 3,000 meters, and earned the Bronze Medal at the
and three straight winners from 2005 to 2007. He has also coached             2005 World University Games in Turkey, in the 5,000 meters. She also
10 Big South Rookies of the Year, including five straight from 2002 to        finished 14th at the 2005 World Cross Country Championships in France.
2006. To top it all off, Connie has coached the Big South’s only set of       Four members of the Coastal Carolina Track and Field team have been
women’s cross country All-Americans in Julia Viellehner (2006) and            named to the USA, Great Britain, Ireland and New Zealand World
Diana Jepchirchir (2007).                                                     University teams during their tenures at Coastal Carolina.
      While Connie has established the cross country program as the                  In addition to the successes on the track and cross country courses,
Big South’s best, he has also led the Lady Chanticleers into the national     Connie’s student-athletes have proven that the student definitely comes
spotlight. Following a No. 24 national ranking in 1996, Connie coached        first. The cross country team has earned twelve consecutive Academic
Coastal to a ranking of 20th nationally in 1997. In 2002, the Lady Chants     All-American Team with Distinction honors from the United States Track
were ranked 30th in the country during the season.                            and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The
      In track and field, Connie has coached athletes to eight All-American   track team has ranked as a top 15 All-Academic team since the award
honors, as well as 73 Big South Indoor Champions, 78 Big South Outdoor        was inaugurated seven years ago. In 2007, Coastal was sixth out of 327
Champions, and a combined 384 indoor and outdoor All-Conference               Division I track and field programs with a 3.421 cumulative team GPA
selections. Connie’s most recent All-American in track and field was 2007     and earned a 3.319 cumulative GPA in 2008 to rank 21st in the nation.
graduate Chasity Johnson, who was All-American in 2005 in the indoor                 Additionally, four of Connie’s athletes have earned Academic All-
triple jump. She holds the Big South Conference records in the indoor         American honors, as selected by CoSIDA. Felicitas Mensing earned the Big
and outdoor triple and long jump, and was the                                 South Scholar-Athlete of the Year Triple Crown in the 2007-08 seasons,
2005 Big South Conference Track and Field                                                                             and was only the third athlete in
Female Athlete of the Year. Johnson also qualified                                                                    Big South history to accomplish the
for the USA National Outdoor Championships                                                                            feat. Her efforts in the classroom
in Carson, Calif.                                                                                                     earned her Second-Team ESPN the
      The 2008 season saw the Chants capture                                                                          Magazine Academic All-America
both the indoor track and field team title, as                                                                        honors. Additionally, seven of the
well as the outdoor team title. The two titles                                                                        last 11 Big South Female Scholar
marked eight Big South indoor and outdoor                                                                             Athletes of the Year have been
championships in a five year span.                                                                                    members of Coastal Carolina’s track
      The 2007-08 academic year produced                                                                              and field squad.
two more Big South Championships in track                                                                                  Before coming to Coastal
and field and a Big South Runner-Up finish in                                                                         Carolina, Connie led the North
cross country. The cross country season was                                                                           Myrtle Beach High School boys’
highlighted by Diana Jepchirchir earning All-                                                                         cross country team to two state
America honors to become Coastal Carolina’s second-straight cross             titles. He also guided the girls’ track and field program to two state titles
country All-American. Jepchirchir also set Big South and Coastal Carolina     and three state runner-up finishes. During his tenure at North Myrtle
records with a time of 20:22.50 at the NCAA Southeast Regionals held          Beach High, Connie compiled a 169-2-1 record in dual and tri-meets. He
in Louisville, Kentucky.                                                      was voted the South Carolina Track and Field/Cross Country Coach of the
      The Chants ran away with the Big South Indoor title by a 29.5 margin    Year four times. Connie has two daughters- Sara (28) and Kira (24).
over runner-up Liberty at championships, winning seven of the possible

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                                                      Jacquie GRIMES
                                                      Assistant Coach
                                                      Throws
                                                          Coastal Carolina’s men’s and women’s throwers have achieved great success under the guidance of Jacquie Grimes. As Grimes enters
                                                       her fifth season as an assistant coach, her athletes continue to achieve success at the regional and national levels. In addition to coaching the
                                                       throwers, Grimes is also the strength coordinator for the group.
                                                          In her tenure at Coastal Carolina, she helped guide the Lady Chanticleers to Big South Outdoor Track and Field titles in 2005, 2006 and
                                                       2008 as well as Big South Indoor titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Grimes has coached one All-East performer, 10 NCAA East Regional Qualifiers,
                                                       four Conference Champions and 26 All-Conference performers. Under Grimes’ guidance, Brittany Connor qualified for the 2008 U.S. Junior
                                                       Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the hammer throw.
                           Grimes also helped Coastal’s men’s team to the 2006 Big South Outdoor title. She has coached one All-American, three All-East Region performers, 12 NCAA Regional
                        Qualifiers, five Big South Individual Champions and 13 All-Conference performers. In 2006, Grimes coached Thomas Jordan to a seventh-place finish at the NCAA
                        Championship meet, as well as All-American status.
                           Grimes came to the Chanticleers from UNC Wilmington where she was the assistant track and field coach from 1997-2003. She helped the Seahawk men’s team to six
                        consecutive CAA titles from 1998-2002. In 2002, she was named the CAA Men’s Track and Field Coach of the Year. While at UNCW, Grimes coached two indoor NCAA
                        provisional qualifiers, four outdoor NCAA Regional qualifiers, 33 CAA Champions and 134 All-Conference selections. She also served as the strength coordinator for the
                        sprinters, jumpers, and throwers.
                           Before her time at UNCW, Grimes spent two years as a graduate assistant at Troy State, her alma mater. She coached five conference champions and seven All-Conference
                        athletes.
                           Grimes earned her bachelors of science degree in biology from Troy State in 1996. She was a member of the Trojan track and field team from 1993-95. Prior to heading
                        Troy State, Grimes attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill. and was a two-sport athlete, participating on the track and field team and basketball for two seasons.
                           Grimes currently resides in Myrtle Beach.
Assistant Coaches




                                                      Berry SHUMPERT
                                                      Assistant Coach
                                                      Sprints, Jumps, Hurdles, Multis
                                                          In the third season of his third stint at Coastal Carolina, Berry Shumpert serves as an assistant track and field coach and works with the
                                                       sprinters, jumpers, hurdlers, and multi-events.
                                                          Last season, Shumpert’s event group performances set new standards for Coastal Carolina Track and Field and the Big South Conference
                                                       overall. Shumpert coached a total of 12 Big South Champions and established six new school record and three Big South all-time best
                                                       performances. The Chanticleers swept the sprint events at the New Balance Big South Indoor Track and Field Championships, claiming
                                                       champions in the 60-meter dash (Ikeiylah Brown), 200 meters (Shanta Johnson), 400 meters (Vondeeshia Humphries) and the 60-meter
                                                       hurdles (LeAuna Sistrunk). Also at the conference’s indoor championships, Shumpert’s athletes accounted for 13 of Coastal Carolina’s 21
                        All-Conference selections. For his efforts during the indoor season, Shumpert was voted the Southeast Region Coach of the Year, marking the third time he has earned
                        such an award from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association. Also during the 2008 campaign, Shumpert coached Jacques Watson to All-Region
                        honors. Watson became the first Coastal Carolina athlete to qualify for the NCAA National Championship in the high jump with a leap of 2.16m (7’1”), establishing a new
                        school and Big South conference record. Shumpert’s event group also produced NCAA Regional qualifiers in the pole vault (Claire Young), 110m hurdles (Ben Wheeler),
                        long jump (Keith Graham), 100m hurdles ( LeAuna Sistrunk) and 400m (Vondeeshia Humphries).
                           In 2007, Shumpert’s athletes broke 17 program records and five Big South records. Shumpert coached Jerome Simpson, who set a new Coastal record in the long
                        jump, earned All-Region honors and became the first Chanticleer to qualify for the NCAA National Championships in the long jump. Under Shumpert’s guidance, Ikeiylah
                        Brown and Shanta Johnson both qualified for the United States Track and Field Junior Nationals. Shumpert also coached multiple athletes to NCAA Regional qualifying
                        status in the 200 meters, 400 meters, 400-meter hurdles, 4x400-meter relay and the triple jump.
                           Shumpert returned to Coastal after spending two years as an assistant track and field coach at the University of Miami, where he coached, Tabia Charles, the 2006
                        NCAA National Champion in the Triple Jump. He also trained and developed 12 All-Americans, six Atlantic Coast Conference champions and 18 national qualifiers. He
                        was named the U.S. Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Assistant Coach of the Year for women’s jumps/combined events in each
                        of his two seasons with the Hurricanes.
                           Prior to Miami, he spent three years at the University of Tennessee as a volunteer assistant track and field coach while he earned his master’s degree in sport management.
                        Shumpert assisted one NCAA Champion, 13 All-Americans and nine All-Southeastern Conference performers. Shumpert also helped coach Tianna Madison, who was the
                        2005 World Champion in the long jump. He also worked in the Office of Academic Enrichment Programs as an education counselor, advising low-income, first-generation
                        college-bound students.
                           Shumpert had his first two stints at Coastal Carolina from 1997-99 and then 2000-01, where he worked with the same groups he will be coaching again. During that
                        time, he helped the program set 20 new school records, had 35 All-Big South performers, 10 Big South Conference title holders and three Big South records.
                           In between his times at Coastal, he was an assistant cross country and track and field coach at Big South-rival Radford during the 1999-2000 season. He assisted in all
                        phases of the program, while also producing four Big South champions, six All-Big South performers and 14 new school records. He also coached at two different high
                        schools in Alabama, producing state champions in 1994 at Blount High School in Mobile and 1996 at J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville.
                           Shumpert, who has his USATF Level II Coaching Certification in the jumps, earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Alabama A&M University in 1993. He was
                        a member of the track and field team, competing in the sprints and jumps. He received All-Conference honors in the long jump and triple jump.
                           A native of Mobile, Ala., he is married to Dr. Melinda Shumpert and they have two daughters, Naomi and Mikayla.




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                     Kristen KALINOWSKI
                     Assistant Coach
                     Track & Field Events
                       Kristen Kalinowski is entering her first season as an assistant coach with the Coastal Carolina University track &
                    field program.
                       The 2008 Lafayette College graduate arrives at Coastal Carolina after completing a highly-decorated athletic
                    career for the Leopards. The West Nyack, N.Y. native earned All-Patriot League honors in 2007 and 2008, and
                    was a five-time Patriot League Champion in the heptathlon (twice), high jump (twice) and the pentathlon. She also
served as team captain for three seasons, assisting in event planning and budget management.
  Kalinowski also excelled in the classroom, earning Patriot League Scholar-Athlete awards all-four years for the Leopards. Additionally,
she served as president of the International Affairs Honor Society and was a member of Sigma Iota Rho, Pi Delta Phi, and the French
Language and Literature Society.




                     Jackie SGAMBATI
                     Volunteer Assistant Coach




                                                                                                                                            Assistant Coaches
                     Track, Cross Country
                       Jackie Sgambati is entering her first season as assistant coach for the Chanticleers. Previously, Sgambati was the
                     head coach of the Elon University women’s cross country team for the past eight seasons.
                       Sgambati led the women’s squad to a fourth-place finish out of the 11 teams in the Southern Conference during
                     the 2006 campaign. For the second year in a row, an Elon runner earned Freshman of the Year accolades as Caitlin
                     Beeler placed ninth at the league meet with a time of 17:59.47, setting a school record. Beeler became just the
second Elon cross country runner to earn all-conference honors at the Division I level and the first Phoenix women’s cross country
runner to break 18:00.0.
  In 2005, Sgambati’s women’s team placed fifth in the Southern Conference as Alana Black ran to an eighth-place finish at the league
championship, earning all-conference accolades while setting a then-school record with a time of 18:40.18. Sgambati also guided Anna
Mae Flynn to Southern Conference Freshman of the Year honors in 2005. Flynn placed 11th at the league meet with a time of 18:45.87.
John Tumbleston, a two-time Academic All-American, also tied the school record on the men’s side in 2005 with a time of 25:47.13.
The men’s team placed seventh at the conference championship.
  An avid marathon runner herself, Sgambati served as former coach Bill Morningstar’s assistant for the Elon cross country teams before
taking over as head coach. She was also a marathon coach for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for three years.
  A native of Mechanicville, N.Y., Sgambati graduated from Elon in 1998 and earned a bachelor of science degree in sports medicine
with a concentration in exercise science while earning four varsity letters in cross country.
  Sgambati earned her master’s in nutrition from East Carolina in 2006. She married Joe Winslow in July of 2007.




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                                                                                   Amber CAMPBELL
                                                                                   Volunteer Assistant Coach
                                                                                   Throws
                                                                                      Amber Campbell is in her fourth year as a volunteer assistant coach for throwers at Coastal Carolina University after finishing
                                                                                   her career as one of the most distinguished athletes ever to compete at Coastal Carolina.
                                                                                      Most recently, Campbell participated for Team USA in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. She placed 21st in the prelims of the
                                                                                   hammer throw with a mark of 67.86 -meters. The effort was good enough for the top American finish in her first Olympics.
                                                                                      She was a five-time NCAA All-American in the hammer and weight throw and a 16-time Big South Champion during her four
                                                                                   collegiate years at Coastal Carolina. She owns the school records in the weight, indoor shot put, outdoor shot put, discus and
                                                           the hammer throws. She also was named the Big South Women’s Track Athlete of the Year each of her final three years. In 2002-03, she was honored
                                                           as the conference’s Female Athlete of the Year.
                                                              She will work with the Coastal Carolina throwers this season as she continues her training for the U.S. National Team and U.S. International
                                                           Competition. In 2007, Campbell won her first USA Indoor National Championship in the weight throw with a throw of 80’6.25” (24.54m). She was
                                                           the bronze medalist at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials and also was third at the 2005 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Home Depot
                                                           Center in Carson, Calif. With that finish, she qualified to compete for Team USA at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, where she
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                                                           finished 18th. Additionally, she has captured consecutive USA Indoor National Championships in the hammer throw.
                                                               She will continue to train in preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
                                                              Campbell is a 2004 graduate with a degree in psychology. In addition to her volunteer status with the Chanticleer program, she works as a personal
                                                           trainer and a night manager at Sport Doctors. She resides in Myrtle Beach.
                                                                                   Zola PIETERSE
                                                                                   Volunteer Assistant Coach
                                                                                   Distance
                                                                                       Zola (Budd) Pieterse is entering her first season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Coastal Carolina University track & field
                                                                                    program.
                                                                                       A native of South Africa, Pieterse is a two-time Olympian, having competed for Great Britain in the 1984 Los Angeles Games
                                                                                    and represented South Africa at 1992 Barcelona Games as she had dual citizenship due to her grandfather. During her international
                                                                                    track career, she twice broke the world record in a period of less than three years in the women’s 5000 meters, and twice was
                                                           the women’s winner at the World Cross Country Championships.
                                                              Best known for training and competing barefoot during her track and field career, Pieterse still holds two junior world records in the mile and the
                                                           3000 meters and during her career broke records in the 2,000 and 3,000 meters in outdoors and the indoor 3,000 meters.
                                                              In 2008 she won the Asheville Half-Marathon, in running shoes, in a time 1 hour, 25 minutes, 16 seconds, almost eight minutes ahead of the runner-up.
                                                           She is currently training and plans to compete in Master’s Road Race events in the United States.
                                                              As a volunteer assistant, Pieterse has competed at the Blue Ridge Mountain Open, winning the 5k race with a time of 17:53. Additionally, she participated
                                                           in the 2008 New York Marathon, placing 10th in her age group and was the 69th female overall with a time of 2:59.53.
                                                              Pieterse, her husband Mike and three children - Mikey, Azelle and Lisa - reside in Myrtle Beach.




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Name                    Event(s)           Cl.    Ht.    Wt.     Hometown/High School (Previous School)
Chris Abercrombie       Throws            R-Sr.    6-0   245     Mauldin, S.C./Mauldin (Charleston Southern)
Zach Barr               Throws             So.    6-0    200     Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area
Christopher Brown       Throws             Fr.     6-3   230     Greenville, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal
Ryan Caputo*            Distance          R-So.   5-10   157     Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights
Kasheem Clifton         Hurdles             Jr.   5-11   145     Rock Hill, S.C./Northwestern
Darious Dantzler        Hurdles            Fr.     6-3   166     Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort
Kevin Davis*            Mid-Distance       So.    5-11   135     Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham
Robert Delviscio*       Steeplechase       So.     5-6   125     Morton, Pa./Ridley
Ryan Edlich             Sprints/Jumps      So.     5-9   150     Virginia Beach, Va./Bishop Sullivan
Bryan Fill              Javelin             Jr.    6-1   215     Hasbrouck Heights, N.J./Hasbrouck Heights (Monmouth)
Jason Flanagan          Throws             Fr.    6-1    178     Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge
Keith Graham            Jumps              So.     6-3   190     Charleston, S.C./West Ashley (Fork Union Military)
Ross Graves             Jumps              So.    6-3    175     Myrtle Beach, S.C./Myrtle Beach
Max Hacker*             Distance            Jr.   5-10   143     Hazelwood, Mo./Hazelwood West
Steven Harmon           Decathlon           Jr.    6-3   185     Columbia, S.C./Irmo
John Heron*             Distance            Jr.   5-10   144     Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius
Kyle Hoddy              Javelin            Sr.    5-11   175     Griswold, Conn./Griswold
Jack Hutchison          Decathlon           Jr.    6-0   175     Chester, Md./Kent Island




                                                                                                                              Men’s T
Corey Jameson           Sprints           R-Fr.    6-1   185     Easley, SC/Easley
Jason Jensen            Throws             Fr.     6-7   255     Myrtle Beach, S.C./Carolina Forest
Dorian Johnson          Throws            R-Jr.   6-3    240     Camden, S.C./Camden
Burton Jones            Jumps              Fr.     6-3   175     Roebuck, S.C./Spartanburg
Kyle Kling*             Distance           Fr.     5-6   115     Louisville, Ohio/Louisville




                                                                                                                                     rack & Field Roster
Kyle Lenoir-Gay         Sprints            Fr.    5-11   151     Alpharetta, Ga./Mt. Pisgah
Alex Levy               Decathlon           Jr.    6-3   185     Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley (The Citadel)
Mark Manno              Throws             Fr.    6-4    250     Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest
Jamie McCarthy*         Distance           Sr.    5-10   135     Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland /Kinsale-North Monastery
David Mead*             Mid-Distance        Jr.   5-11   130     Columbia, S.C./Ridgeview
Christopher Miemiec     Hurdles            Fr.     6-2   155     Hebron, Conn./RHAM
Shane Norris            Hurdles            Fr.     6-3   165     Lexington, S.C./Lexington
Travis Owens*           Mid-Distance       So.     6-2   180     Fort Mill, S.C./Fort Mill
Chad Phillips           Jumps             R-Fr.    6-1   175     Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood
Whittmin Reese          Sprints            Sr.     5-8   180     Durham, N.C./Southern Durham
Jacob Scheuer           Hurdles            So.    5-11   155     Blackstone,Ill./Dwight Township
Eric Singleton          Throws             Sr.     6-3   205     Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort
Curtis Smiley           Throws             Sr.     6-1   235     Goose Creek, S.C/Goose Creek
Jerome St. Bernard      Sprints             Jr.   5-11   180     Markham, Ontario, Cananda/ McGivney (Monmouth)
Leonard Steed           Sprints             Jr.    6-1   190     Mt. Plesant, S.C./Wando
Tyler Swanson           Throws             Fr.     6-1   245     Random Lake, Wis./Kewaskum
Darren Tymczak          Sprints            Fr.     6-0   185     Toms River, N.J./Toms River East
Jacques Watson          Jumps             R-So.   6-2    173     Sumter, S.C./Sumter
Ben Wheeler             Hurdles/Sprints     Jr.    5-8   150     Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg
Marquel Willis          Sprints           R-So.    6-1   190     Summerville, S.C./Summerville (The Citadel)
*Cross country team member

HEAD COACH: Jeff Jacobs (Fifth Year)
ASSISTANT COACHES: Jacquie Grimes, Berry Shumpert, Kristen Kalinowski
VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACHES: Amber Campbell, Zola (Budd) Pieterse, Jackie Sgambati




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                                                            COASTAL CAROLINA                                                         TRACK & FIELD


                                                    Chris ABERCROMBIE                                                                           Ryan CAPUTO
                                                    R-Senior • 6-0 • 245                                                                        R-Sophomore • 5-10 • 155
                                                    Mauldin, S.C.                                                                               Clarks Summit, Pa.
                                                    Mauldin                                                                                     Abington Heights
                                                    Charleston Southern                                                                         Distance
                                                    Throws
                                                      2008 Outdoor: Recorded a season-best 146’5” in the discus                                2008 XC: Placed 12th at the Gamecock Invitational (6k)
                                                      at the Coastal Carolina University Invitational… Set a sea-                              with a time of 17:28.59… Ran a season-best 29:22.29 at the
                                                      son-best mark of 149’4” in the hammer throw at the Battle                                2008 New Balance Big South Men’s Cross Country Cham-
                             of the Beach… Finished seventh at the Big South Conference Championship with a             pionships… Finished 15th at the Coastal Carolina Invitational (6k) with a time of
                             season-best 47’0.25”in the shot put… Earned two third-place finishes at the Chan-          20:27.26… 2008 Outdoor: Redshirted and retained year of eligibility… 2007 XC:
                             ticleer Classic in the discus and the shot put… Finished second in the shot put and        Ran a personal-best 8K time of 27:53 at the Brooks Paul Short Run... Finished 13th
                             third in the discus with a throw of 145’10” at the Buccaneer Invitational… Tossed a        at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, clocking a time of 28:33.03... Placed ninth at the
                             46’7.25” throw in the shot put to place second at the Battle of the Beache… Battle         Low Country Invitational with a 5K time of 16:36... 2007 Outdoor: Took second in
                             of the Beach discus Champion with a throw of 143’7” … 2007 Outdoor: Won the                the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Winthrop Invitational with a time of 10:37.48...
                             shot put and the discus at the Chanticleer Classic with season-best throws of 157’5”       Ran 9:23.44 and placed sixth in the 3,000 meters at the Coastal Carolina Invita-
                             in the discus and 47’11” in the shot... Finished fifth in the discus at the Big South      tional...2006 XC: Finished 21st at the Coastal Carolina Invitational with a time of
                             Conference Championship with a throw of 147’6” .. Was sixth in the shot put at the         28:15.85... Placed 55th at the Big South Cross Country Championships with a time
                             Big South Championship... Prior to Coastal Carolina: Competed for Big South rival          of 28:20.59...High School: 2006 graduate of Abington Heights High School... Four-
                             Charleston Southern... Finished sixth in the discus at the Big South Championships         time letterwinner in track and field... Was a member of the District Championship
                             with a personal-best throw of 158’3” ... High School: 2004 graduate of Mauldin             Cross Country team in 2005... Personal: Full Name - Christopher Ryan Caputo...
                             High School... Four-time letterwinner in track and field... Two-time All-County and        Son of Frank and Karen Caputo... Majoring in health promotion.
                             All-Region in the discus and shot put... Won the state championship in the discus...
                             Was third in the state in the shot put... Set his high school record in the shot put and
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                             the discus as a senior... Two-time letterwinner in football and wrestling... Personal:                             Kasheem CLIFTON
                             Full Name - Christopher Jamal Abercrombie... Son of James Abercrombie and Kim                                      Junior • 5-11 • 145
                             Smith... Majoring in business management.                                                                          Rock Hill, S.C.
                                                                                                                                                Northwestern
                                                                                                                                                Hurdles
                                                     Zack BARR
                                                                                                                                               2008 Outdoor: Won the 110-meter hurdle at the Chan-
                                                     Sophomore • 6-0 • 215
                                                                                                                                               ticleer Classic with a career-best 14.90… At the Big South
                                                     Williamsport, Pa.                                                                         Championship, finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles
                                                     Williamsport Area                                                  (15.14)… Ran a personal best of 24.21 at the Duke Invitational in the 200-meter
                                                     Javelin                                                            dash... 2007 Outdoor: Ran 15.03 in the 110-meter hurdles at the Chanticleer
                                                                                                                        Classic and in the prelims of the Big South Outdoor Championships... Finished
                                                   2008 Outdoor: Placed second in the javelin at the Battle             seventh in the 110-meter hurdle finals with a time of 15.14... Part of the 4x110-
                                                   of the Beach with a personal-best throw of 181’2”… Fin-              meter hurdle relay team that clocked 59.78 at Penn Relays... Clocked 1:00.99 in
                                                   ished seventh in the javelin at the Big South Championship…          the 400-meter hurdles at Battle of the Beach... Competed in the 200 meters at
                                                   Recorded a personal-best throw of 43’8.5”in the shot put             the Coastal Carolina Invitational, running 23.80... High School: 2006 graduate
                             at the Battle of the Beach… Threw a season-best 177’6” in the javelin... High              of Northwestern High School… Won the Regional Championship three times in
                             School: 2007 graduate of Williamsport Area… Four-time letterwinner at William-             his career in both football and track and field... Earned All-Region honors in the
                             sport Area... Had career-best marks of 198’7” in the javelin, 149’8” in the discus         hurdles... Won the Academic Achievement Award in both football and track three
                             and 52’5” in the shot put... Recipient of the Underclassmen Award as a junior...           times... Four-time letterwinner in both football and track and field... Earned All-
                             Selected as the Most Valuable Field Athlete as a sophomore... Garnered the Fresh-          County honors for football as a junior... Personal: Full name is Kasheem W. Clif-
                             man Award... Also played football and lettered his sophomore, junior and senior            ton... Son of Hiawatha Clifton and Connie McMillan... Majoring in accounting.
                             seasons... Received Sun Gazette All-Star honors in football as a senior... Personal:
                             Full name Zachary Scott Barr... Son of Eric and Judi Barr... Majoring in marketing.
                                                                                                                                               Bryan FILL
                                                                                                                                               Junior • 6-1 • 215
                                                    Christopher BROWN                                                                          Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.
                                                    Freshman • 6-3 • 230                                                                       Hasbrouck Heights
                                                    Greenville, S.C.                                                                           (Monmouth)
                                                    Christ Church Episcopal                                                                    Javelin
                                                    Throws
                                                                                                                                           Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended Monmouth
                                                    High School: 2008 graduate of Christ Church Episcopal                                  University… Placed 12th at the NCAA East Regional
                                                    School... Holds the school record in the shot put (50’3.5”)         Championship… Northeast Conference Field Athlete of the Week af-
                                                    and discus (150’4”)… Greenville County Champion in the              ter winning the javelin at the Lou Onesty Invitational hosted by Virginia
                             shot put and discus as a senior… Two-time Greenville County Championship MVP
                                                                                                                        with a NCAA qualifying throw of 222’ 8”... Personal best in the javelin is
                             for field events… State runner-up in the discus his junior year… State qualifier in
                             the shot put as a sophomore and junior… Also played football all four years earn-          67.88m (222’ 8”)… High School: 2006 graduate of Hasbrouck Heights
                             ing Greenville All-County Team as a senior… Personal: … Son of Scott and Sally             High School… Competed in javelin and shot put as a junior and senior…
                             Brown… Majoring in business.                                                               A member of the wrestling and football team all four years… Personal:
                                                                                                                        Full name: Bryan Kenneth Fill… Son of Bruce and Loretta Fill… Majoring
                                                                                                                        in business.



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                      Kevin DAVIS                                                                            Ryan EDLICH
                      Sophomore • 5-11 • 135                                                                 Sophomore • 5-9 • 150
                      Horsham, Pa.                                                                           Virginia Beach, Va.
                      Hatsboro-Horsham                                                                       Bishop Sullivan
                      Distance                                                                               Sprints/Jumps

                       2008 XC: Ran consistently for the Chanticleers all season,                             All-Big South in 100-meter and 4x100m relay...
                       posting a season-best 27:43 at the Brooks Paul Short Run…                              2008 Outdoor: Ran under 11 seconds five times, including
                       Finished sixth at the Gamecock Invitational (5k) with a time                           a personal-best 10:59 (wind-aided) at the Chanticleer Clas-
of 17:02.21… At the 2008 New Balance Big South Men’s Cross Country Champi-             sic… Member of the 4x200-meter relay team that broke the school record at the
onship, finished 39th with a time of 28:27.04… 2008 Outdoor: At the Big South          Penn Relays running 1:26.21… Finished third in the 100 meters at the Big South
Championship, finished 11th in the 1500 meter and 13th in the 800 meters…              Championship… At the Asics/Winthrop Invitational, finished sixth with a time of
Ran personal bests of 1:57.09 in the 800 meters at the Big South Championship          22.09… Ran the anchor leg of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished third at
and 4:06.22 in the 1500-meter at the Shamrock Invitational… Placed third in the        the Big South Championships (41.15)… Finished fourth in the high jump at the
1500-meter at the Battle of the Beach… 2007 XC: Ran a career-best 8K time of           Shamrock Invitational with a jump of 6-4.75… Placed fourth in the long jump at the
27:05 at the Brooks Paul Short Run... Finished ninth at the Coastal Carolina Invi-     Big South Championship with a jump of 22-9.75… High School: 2007 graduate
tational with a time of 27:29.87... Placed 26th at the New Balance Big South Con-      of Bishop Sullivan High School… Earned All-Tidewater Conference Independent
ference Men’s Cross Country Championships… High School: 2007 graduate of               School throughout all four years at Bishop Sullivan... Competed in the State Catho-
Hatsbro-Horsham High School… Member of the indoor 4x800-meter relay team               lic meet all four years... Two-time State Independent meet participant... Three-
that holds Hatsboro-Horsham’s record, which was set his junior year... Ran on the      time MVP for track... Athlete of the Year his senior season... Also played soccer...
cross country team that placed third at the Pennsylvania State Meet his freshman       Earned three First Team All-Conference and one Second Team All-Conference
year... Member of the cross country team was sixth at the state meet his senior        honors in soccer... Captain his senior season... Personal: Full name: Ryan Douglas
year... Earned an American League honorable mention as a freshman… Personal:           Edlich... Son of John and Rebecca Edlich... Majoring in biology.
Full name: Kevin Patrick Davis... Son of Brian and Lorraine Davis... Majoring in art




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studio.


                                                                                                             Burton JONES
                      Robert DELVISCIO                                                                       Freshman • 6-3 • 175
                      Sophomore • 5-6 • 125                                                                  Roebuck, S.C.
                      Morton, Pa.                                                                            Spartanburg
                      Ridley                                                                                 Jumps
                      Steeplechase
                                                                                                            High School: 2008 graduate of Spartanburg High School…
                       2008 XC: Set a career-best mark at the Blue Ridge Moun-                              Competed in the high jump and triple jump… Had a person-
                       tain Open, clicking in at 28:23… Placed fifth at the Game-                           al best of 6’5 (1.96m) in the high jump… In the triple jump,
                       cock Invitational with a time of 16:41.29… Ran 29:27.85 at      registered a 46” (14.02m) jump his senior year… Personal: Full name: Burton
the 2008 New Balance Big South Men’s Cross Country Championships… 2008                 Raynard Jones… Son of Burton and Susan Jones… Majoring in accounting.
Outdoor: Ran a personal best of 10:20.59 in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the
Coastal Carolina Invitational… Finished 14th in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the
Big South Championship... 2007 XC: Redshirted and retained a year of eligibility…
High School: 2007 graduate of Ridley High School… Captain of the cross country                               Steve HARMON
and indoor/outdoor track and field teams his senior season… Competed in the                                  Junior • 6-3 • 185
800m, 1600m and 3200m at Ridley… As a junior, he ran a 2:07 in the 800m and
4:40 in the 1600m… Finished 14th as a freshman and 21st as a sophomore at the
                                                                                                             Columbia, S.C.
Central League Cross Country Championships... Earned Second Team All-Central                                 Irmo
League honors his freshman year… Personal: Full name: Robert Joseph Delvis-                                  Decathlon
cio… Son of Joe and Gail Delviscio… Majoring in biology.
                                                                                                            2008 All-Big South in decathlon... 2008 Outdoor:
                                                                                                            Placed third in the decathlon at the Big South Cham-
                      Jason FLANAGAN                                                                        pionships tallying 5,687 points… Ran 23.24 in the 200
                      Freshman • 6-1 • 175                                             meter at the Duke Invitational… Earned fourth place in the 110 meter
                      Philadelphia, Pa.                                                hurdle (17.61) and the pole vault (14’1.25”) at the Chanticleer Classic…
                      Father Judge                                                     Posted 20’7.25” in the long jump at the Asics/Winthrop Invitational… Fin-
                      Javelin                                                          ished second in the javelin at the Chanticleer Classic… 2007 Outdoor:
                                                                                       Earned All-Conference honors in the pole vault by placing third and jump-
                       High School: 2008 graduate of Father Judge High                 ing a career-best 14’1.25” ... Placed fourth in the pole vault at the Chanti-
                       School for Boys… Owns a personal best of 191’9.25”              cleer Classic with a 13’7.25” vault... High School: 2006 graduate of Irmo
                       in the javelin... As a senior, named First Team All-            High School… Two-time letterwinner in track and field and football at
Catholic in the javelin, discus and pole vault… Three-time All-Catholic                Irmo High School... Cleared 13’0” as a senior in the pole vault... Earned
Team recipient… Catholic League champion his senior season in the jav-                 Academic Excellence awards in both football and track and field... Foot-
elin… Two time All-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection… Was a shot put                 ball team won the Regional Championship his junior and senior years...
All-Catholic Honorable Mention… Two-time Nike Outdoor National Par-                    Personal: Full Name: Steven Matthew Harmon... Son of Bill and Sue Har-
ticipant in the javelin… Personal: Full name: Jason Patrick Flanagan… Son              mon... Business management major.
of Brian and Maureen Flanagan… Majoring in health promotion.




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                                                         COASTAL CAROLINA                                                        TRACK & FIELD


                                                 Keith GRAHAM                                                                              Max HACKER
                                                 Sophomore • 6-3 • 190                                                                     Junior • 5-10 • 150
                                                 Charleston, S.C.                                                                          Hazelwood, Mo.
                                                 West Ashley                                                                               Hazelwood West
                                                 (Fork Union Military)                                                                     Distance
                                                 Jumps
                                                                                                                                            2008 XC: Redshirted the season due to injury… 2008 Out-
                                                  2008 Big South long jump                                                                  door: Finished 10th in the 10,000 meters at the Big South
                                                  champion... NCAA East                                                                     Championships… Ran a personal best of 8:51.67 to finish
                          Regional Qualifier... All-Big South Long Jump..                                           seventh in the 3000m at the Shamrock Invitational… Logged a personal best in
                          2008 Football: Played in all 12 contests at wide                                          the 1500 meters of 4:05.55 at the Asics Winthrop Invitational... 2007 XC: Had a
                          receiver… Registered his first two career re-                                             career-best 8k time at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, running 25:15.7... Placed fourth
                          ceptions at Penn State, picking up 31 yards…                                              at the Coastal Carolina Invitational with an 8k time of 26:34.83... 2007 Outdoor:
                          Tied a career-high 31 receiving yards against                                             Finished 11th in the 10,000 meters at the Big South Conference Championships,
                          Stony Brook with three receptions for 31                                                  clocking 33:02.48... Was fifth in the 5,000 meters at the Coastal Carolina Univer-
                          yards… Finished the season with 10 receptions                                             sity Invitational with a time of 15:21.56... Ran a season-best 4:06.13 in the 1,500
                          for 112 yards… Pulled down his first career                                               meters at the Shamrock Invitational... Member of the distance medley relay team
                          touchdown at Presbyterian with an eight-yard                                              that was fourth at the Shamrock Invitational with a time of 10:33.07... 2006 XC:
                          catch in the end zone... 2008 Outdoor: Quali-                                             Finished seventh at the Covered Bridge Open with a time of 26:28.28... Placed
                          fied for NCAA Regionals in the long jump in his                                           fifth at the Coastal Carolina Invitational with a time of 25:41.03... Finished 15th
                          first appearance as a Chanticleer winning the                                             at the Big South Cross Country Championships at 25:52.50... Finished 75th in the
                          Battle of the Beach with a jump of 24’1”… Big                                             Paul Short Run with a time of 25:31... Placed 170th at Pre-Nationals at 25:21.8...
                          South Champion in the long jump (23-5.25)…                                                Was 84th at Regionals with a 10K time of 32:52.80... High School: 2006 graduate
                          Finished fourth in the triple jump at the Big South Championship recording a per-         of Hazelwood West High School... Had personal-best times of 4:23 in the 1,600
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                          sonal-best 48-0.75/14.65m… Prior to Coastal Carolina: Attended Fork Union                 meters and 9:46 in the 3,200 meters... Was a state finalist in the 1,600 meters in
                          Military Academy in 2007… High School: Two-time member of the All-State                   2005 and 2006... Placed 24th in the 2005 Missouri State High School Cross Country
                          team for both football and track… Earned Nike All-American status twice finishing         Championships... Personal: Full Name: Maxwell L. Hacker... Son of Tim and Laura
                          third in the triple jump during his senior season and third in both the long and triple   Hacker... Majoring in business.
                          jump during his junior season… Two-time S.C. state champion… Also played in the
                          Shrine Bowl as a wide receiver… Personal: Full name: Keith Antuan Graham…
                          Son of Rodney Graham and Velma and Jose Stamp… Mother, Velma, played bas-
                          ketball at Paine College… Majoring in sport management.

                                                                                                                                           Kyle HODDY
                                                                                                                                           Senior • 6-0 • 175
                                                 Ross GRAVES                                                                               Griswold, Conn.
                                                 Sophomore • 6-3 • 175                                                                     Griswold
                                                 Myrtle Beach, S.C.                                                                        Javelin
                                                 Myrtle Beach
                                                                                                                                             Two-time All-Big South... NCAA East Region Qualifier... 2008
                                                 Jumps
                                                                                                                                             Outdoor: Qualified for NCAA Regionals with a throw of
                                                                                                                                             203-1/61.89m in the javelin at the Battle of the Beach…
                                                  2008 Outdoor: Jumped 6’8.75” in the high jump at the
                                                                                                                    Finished second at the Shamrock Invitational (201’0”)… Placed fourth at the Big
                                                  Georgia Tech Invitational to rank him No. 2 in Coastal Caro-
                                                                                                                    South Conference in the javelin throwing 185”9… 2007 Outdoor: Helped Coastal
                                                  lina history... Placed eighth in the high jump at the Big South
                                                                                                                    Carolina to a 1-2 finish in the javelin at the Big South Conference Championships
                          Championships… Ran a 23.54 in the 200-meters at the Chanticleer Classic…
                                                                                                                    by taking second with a 198’11” throw, garnering All-Conference honors in the jav-
                          Recorded a time of 51.58 in the 400-meter at the Shamrock Invitational… Ran
                                                                                                                    elin... Also placed second in the javelin at three other meets... Had a 200’9” toss at
                          the third leg of the 4x400-meter ‘A’ relay team that won the Buccaneer Invita-
                                                                                                                    the Georgia Tech Invitational... Won the javelin at Battle of the Beach with a 195’10”
                          tional (3:20.60)… Finished 10th at the Big South Championship in the triple jump
                                                                                                                    throw... Registered a career-best 204’10” throw at Wake Forest... Competed at the
                          (41’9.75”)… High School: 2007 graduate of Myrtle Beach High School… Compet-
                                                                                                                    NCAA East Regionals, where he threw 196’9” and finished 20th... 2006 Outdoor:
                          ed in track and field all four years and ran cross country for three... 2007 regional
                                                                                                                    Registered a season-best throw of 200’11” at the Big South Conference Champion-
                          champion in the mile and high jump... State finalist in the 4x400-meter relay, 800
                                                                                                                    ships, finishing third and earning All-Conference honors as a freshman... Qualified
                          meters and the high jump as a senior... Cross Country team qualified for states his
                                                                                                                    for USATF for Jr. Nationals... High School: 2005 graduate of Griswold… His jav-
                          senior season... Named to Sun News Toast of the Coast First Team as a senior... Also
                                                                                                                    elin personal-best was 195’7”... Connecticut State Champion in the javelin throw…
                          played basketball for three years... Personal: Full name - Berkeley Ross Graves...
                                                                                                                    All-New England, after finishing sixth in the region… Competed at Nike Outdoor
                          Son of Stokes and Susan Graves... Majoring in finance.
                                                                                                                    National Championships in the javelin... Personal: Full name: Kyle Stetson Hoddy...
                                                                                                                    Son of Gregory and Lisa Hoddy... Majoring in management…




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                             COASTAL CAROLINA                                                       TRACK & FIELD


                       John HERON                                                                              Jack HUTCHISON
                       Junior • 5-10 • 145                                                                     Junior • 6-0 • 175
                       Manlius, N.Y.                                                                           Chester, Md.
                       Fayetteville-Manlius                                                                    Kent Island
                       Distance                                                                                Decathlon
                       2007 All-Big South in steeplechase... 2008 XC: Redshirted                                 2008 All-Big South 110mHH, Decathlon... 2008 Outdoor:
                       the season retaining a year of eligibility… 2008 Outdoor:                                 Named to the Big South All-Conference team after placing
                       Top steeplechaser for Coastal Carolina during the 2008                                    second in the decathlon with 6,264 points, and third in the
season… Finished seventh in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final at the Big South         110-meter hurdles... Ran a personal-best 14.50 in the 110-meter hurdles at the
Championship... Set a personal best of 9:16.76 in the 3000 meter steeplechase at        Coastal Carolina Invitational… Ran the third leg of the 4x100-meter ‘A’ relay team
Asics Duke Invitational, ranking him third all-time at Coastal Carolina… Finished       that placed second at the Coastal Carolina Invitational (42.10)… 2007 Outdoor:
third in the 3000 meter run at the Shamrock Invitational with a career best time        Won the 110-meter hurdles at the Coastal Caro-
of 8:47.72… 2007 XC: Was the top Chanticleer at the Brooks Paul Short Run,              lina University Invitational with a time of 14.74...
completing the 8k course in a time of 25:50 and placing 97th... Was 24th at the         Ran 14.71 in both the prelims and the finals of
New Balance Big South Conference Championships… 2007 Outdoor: Garnered                  the 110-meter hurdles at the Big South Confer-
All-Conference honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a second-place finish        ence Championships... Won the decathlon at
at the Big South Conference Championships in 9:28.52... Won the 2,000-meter             the Shamrock Invitational with 6,305 points...
steeplechase at Battle of the Beach with a time of 6:10.59... Took third in the 5,000   Member of the 4x100-meter relay team that fin-
meters at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, clocking 15:02.32... Member of the         ished third at the Winthrop Invitational... High
distance medley relay team that ran 10:06.79 at the Penn Relays… 2006 XC: Fin-          School: Three-time State Champion in the
ished fourth at the Covered Bridge Open with a time of 26:17.88... Placed seventh       300-meter hurdles... Four-time letterwinner in
at the Coastal Carolina Invitational with a time of 25:46.94... Finished 12th at the    track and field... Was the 2A/3A State Champion
Big South Cross Country Championships at 25:40.45... Finished 101st at Regionals        in the 55-meter indoor high hurdles as a senior...




                                                                                                                                                                                        2008-2009 Chanticleers
with a time of 33:03.75... Ran a season-best 8k time of 25:24.6 at Pre-Nationals and    Won the 110-meter high hurdles State Cham-
placed 175th... High School: 2006 graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School....      pionship as a senior... Was also the Regional
Ran personal-best times of 4:22.44 in the 1,600 meters, 8:58 in the 3,000 meters        Champion in the indoor 55-meter high hurdles
(Indoors), 9:32.19 in the 3,200 meters and 9:21.32 in the 3,000-meter steeple-          and the 300-meter dash... Was the 300-meter
chase, which was a New York Section III record... Was a member of the 2006 Nike         high hurdles state champion as a sophomore and a junior... Became the first State
Indoor National 4x1600-meter relay championship team that now holds the meet            Champion at Kent Island... Won the bronze medal at the indoor state championship
record... Member of the championship distance medley relay team at the Penn             in the high jump... Also qualified for states in the 200 meters as a junior... Placed
Relays in 2006... Placed 20th at the Nike Cross Country National Championships          sixth in the long jump at the outdoor state championships and third in the 110 high
in 2005 where his team placed third... 2005 New York Section III Cross Country          hurdles... Was named the Star-Democrat Athlete of the Year... Personal: Full Name:
Individual Champion and the 2006 Indoor League Champion in the 3,200 meters...          John Adams Lyttelton Hutchison... Son of James Hutchison and Cathay Miller... Ma-
Personal: Full Name: John Patrick Heron... Son of Larry and Lisa Heron... Major-        joring in communications.
ing in marketing.


                      Corey JAMESON                                                                            Alex LEVY
                      R-Freshman • 6-1 • 185                                                                   Junior • 6-3 • 185
                      Easley, S.C.                                                                             Columbia, S.C.
                      Easley                                                                                   Spring Valley
                      Sprints                                                                                  (The Citadel)
                                                                                                               Decathlon
                     2008: Redshirted... High School: A 2007 graduate at Easley
                                                                                                                2008 Outdoor: Placed ninth at the Asics/Winthrop Invi-
                     High School… Lettered in track his last three seasons for the
                                                                                                                tational in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.19… Ran
                     Green Wave… Competed in the Upper State finals in the
                                                                                        16.61 in the 110-meter hurdle at the Chanticleer Classic… Finished eighth in the
200 meters as a senior… Was part of the County Champion 4x100-meter relay
                                                                                        decathlon at the Big South Championships with 5,279 points… Ran the second leg
squad… Posted a career-best 10.9 in the 100 meters… Also lettered in football his
                                                                                        of the 4x100-meter relay team that captured the Battle of the Beach and Chanti-
final three years… Personal: Full name: Corey Lamar Jameson… Son of Charlene
                                                                                        cleer Classic titles… 2007 Outdoor: Anchored the 4x200-meter relay team that
Jameson… Majoring in accounting.
                                                                                        set a new program record with a time of 1:26.94 at the Pepsi Florida Relays... Ran a
                                                                                        career-best 22.35 in the 200-meter prelims at the Big South Conference Champi-
                                                                                        onships... Member of the 4x100-meter relay team that placed second at the Coast-
                      Jason JENSEN                                                      al Carolina Invitational with a time of 41.93... Jumped a career-best 12’7.5” (3.85m)
                                                                                        in the pole vault at the Big South Conference Championships... Prior to Coastal
                      Freshman • 6-7 • 255                                              Carolina: Attended The Citadel for a semester… High School: 2006 graduate of
                      Myrtle Beach, S.C.                                                Spring Valley High School… Two-time letterwinner in track and field and football
                      Carolina Forest                                                   at Spring Valley... Won the Coaches’ Award as a senior... Earned All-State honors
                      Throws                                                            as a senior... Was third in the state in the pole vault as a junior... Earned All-State,
                                                                                        All-Region and All-Area honors in the pole vault... Personal: Full Name: Alexander
                       High School: 2008 graduate of Carolina Forest High               Frederick Levy... Son of Art and Barb Levy... Majoring in sport management.
                       School… Owns personal best of 159’ in the discus... Named
                       Track and Field MVP as a senior… Region 3-A All-State and
state runner-up in the discus … Set the shot put school record with a throw of 47’5
(14.45m)… Was the shot put and discus MVP as a sophomore… Played basketball
his freshman year… Personal: Full name: Jason Ronald Jensen… Son of Jeff and
Donna Jensen… Major undecided.




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                                                        COASTAL CAROLINA                                                       TRACK & FIELD


                                                 Dorian JOHNSON                                                                          Kyle LENOIR-GAY
                                                 R-Junior • 6-4 • 240                                                                    Freshman • 5-11 • 150
                                                 Camden, S.C.                                                                            Alpharetta, Ga.
                                                 Camden                                                                                  Mt. Pisgah
                                                 Throws                                                                                  Sprints
                                                 2007 All-Big South in discus... 2008: Redshirt season... 2007                        High School: A 2008 graduate of Mt. Pisgah High
                                                 Outdoor: Earned All-Conference honors in the discus with                             School… Named MVP of the track team his senior
                                                 a third-place finish and a personal-best 153’5” (46.77m)                             year… Was second in the state in the 100-meter
                          throw at the Big South Championships... Finished second in both the shot put and
                                                                                                                   dash… Also competed at the state Championships in the long jump
                          discus at Battle of the Beach... Top shot put mark of 39’3.25” (11.97m) came at
                          Battle of the Beach... 2006 Outdoor: Season-best throw of 153’0” (46.63m) at             and 4x100-meter relay… Played basketball and football all four years…
                          the Western Carolina Invitational placing him in the fifth spot on Coastal Carolina’s    Named Most Improved and All-County his senior year in football… Per-
                          all-time records... Marked personal best in shot put at the Settle Bagwell with a dis-   sonal: Full name: Kyle Najee Lenoir… Son of Butch Gay and Joyce Le-
                          tance of 39’85” (12.10m)... High School: 2005 graduate of Camden High School...          noir… Majoring in economics.
                          Finished second in the 2005 South Carolina High School State AAA discus final...
                          Won Regional discus championship with a personal-best of 143’4”... Personal: Full
                          name: Dorian Jarelle Johnson... Son of Regina Ponds and Richard Johnson... Major-
                          ing in computer science.                                                                                       David MEAD
                                                                                                                                         Junior • 5-11 • 130
                                                 Kyle KLING                                                                              Columbia, S.C.
                                                 Freshman • 5-6 • 115                                                                    Ridgeview
                                                 Louisville, Ohio                                                                        Mid-Distance
2008-2009 Chanticleers




                                                 Louisville                                                                               2008 XC: Set a new personal best in the 8k at the Brooks
                                                 Distance                                                                                 Paul Short Run, finishing with a time of 28:34… Ran to an
                                                                                                                                          eighth-place finish at the Gamecock Invitational (5k), clock-
                                                  2008 XC: One of the top runners for the Chanticleers, fin-       ing a time of 17:12.30… At the 2008 New Balance Big South Men’s Cross Country
                                                  ishing 12th at the 2008 New Balance Big South Men’s Cross        Championships, ran 29:32.18… 2008 Outdoor: Ran a season-best 1:58.18 in the
                                                  Country Championships with a time of 26:27.92… Ran a             preliminaries of the 800 meters at the Big South Championships… 2007 XC: Ran a
                          career-best 25:11 at the Brooks Paul Short Run… Finished second at the Game-             season-best time of 28:56 in the Brooks Paul Short Run JV race, taking 28 seconds
                          cock Invitational (5k) with a time of 16:03.05… At the Coastal Carolina Invitational,    off his previous season-best... Opened the season with a 29:24.40 race at the Cov-
                          crossed the line at 19:05.33 for a second-place finish… Ran 25:32 at the Blue Ridge      ered Bridge Open... 2007 Outdoor: Ran a career-best 1:57.81 in the 800 meter
                          Mountain Open placing 29th out of 210 runners… High School: 2008 graduate                prelims at the Big South Championships... Member of the distance medley relay
                          of Louisville High School… Finished 11th in 2007 Ohio State High School Divi-            that placed fourth at the Shamrock Invitational... High School: 2006 graduate of
                          sion I Cross Country Championship… Runner-up in 2007 District Cross Country              Ridgeview High School… Lettered in both cross country and track his sophomore,
                          Championship… 2008 Ohio State High School Championship Finalist in the 1600              junior and senior seasons... Member of the South Carolina State 4A recording hold-
                          meters… Holds personal bests of 4:22.76 (1600m), 9:44.60 (3200m), 15:43 (5k)…            ing 4x800-meter relay team... Personal: Full Name: David Michael Mead... Son of
                          Personal: Full Name: Kyle Adam Kling... Son of Christopher and Susan Kling...            Jeri Mead... Brother, Andy, ran cross country and track at Augustana College from
                          Majoring in marketing.                                                                   2001-05... Majoring in accounting.




                                                 Mark MANNO                                                                              Christopher MIEMIEC
                                                 Freshman • 6-4 • 250                                                                    Freshman • 6-2 • 155
                                                 Lebanon, Pa.                                                                            Hebron, Conn.
                                                 Cedar Crest                                                                             RHAM
                                                 Throws                                                                                  Hurdles

                                              High School: Holds Cedar Crest High School record                                          High School: 2008 graduate of RHAM High School… Com-
                                              for the discus throw (161’8”)… Four year letterwin-                                        peted on both indoor and outdoor track and field teams for
                                                                                                                                         three years… Named to the Northwest All-Conference
                                              ner in track... Lettered three years in both basketball
                                                                                                                   team his junior and senior years… Ran hurdles and competed in the high jump at
                          and football for the Falcons... Personal best in the shot put of 53’ 9”...               RHAM… Personal: Full name: Christopher Jason Miemiec… Son of Glenn and
                          Personal: Full name is Mark Michael Manno… Son of Mark Manno and                         Lorraine Miemiec… Majoring in biology.
                          Dawn Long... Father Mark played football for the Kutztown University
                          Golden Bears... Majoring in physical education.




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                             COASTAL CAROLINA                                                       TRACK & FIELD


                       Jamie McCARTHY                                                                          Shane NORRIS
                       Senior • 5-10 • 140                                                                     Freshman • 6-3 • 165
                       Riverstick, Ireland                                                                     Lexington, S.C.
                       North Monastery                                                                         Lexington
                       Distance                                                                                Mid-Distance
                        Two-time All-Big South in cross country... 2008 XC: Won the                           High School: 2008 graduate of Lexington High… Second in
                        Gamecock Invitational, leading the Chanticleers to the team                           the 4A State 110-meter hurdles… All-Region in 110-meter
                        title, en route to earning Big South Athlete of the Week for                          hurdles as a senior… Finished sixth at the 4A State in the
the week of Sept. 4... Finished fifth at the Big South Conference Championships,        400-meter hurdles his senior year… Has personal bests of 14.78 in the 110-me-
earning All-Conference honors… Was selected to the Big South All-Academic               ter hurdles and 56:52 in the 400 intermediate hurdles… Region runner-up in the
Team… Ran a season-best 24:58 at the Brooks Paul Short Run… Took second place           110-meter hurdles his junior year and 400-meter hurdles runner-up his sophomore
at the Coastal Carolina Invitational (6k) with a time of 19:15… Finished third at the   and junior seasons… Personal: Full name: Shane William Norris… Son of David
Big South Conference Preview with a time of 26:19.1… 2008 Outdoor: Recorded             Norris and Rhonda Driggers… Majoring in biology.
the fastest 1500m and 5000m times for Coastal Carolina during the 2008 sea-
son… Finished eighth in the 1500m and ninth
in the 5000m at the Big South Championship…
Ran a season-best 14:52.21 in the 5000m run
at the Duke Asics Invitational… Won the Chan-                                                                   Travis OWENS
ticleer Classic 1500m event running a season                                                                    Sophomore • 6-2 • 175
-best 3:57.94… Runner-up in the 1500m at the                                                                    Fort Mill, S.C.
Battle of the Beach… 2007 XC: Opened the
season with an 18th-place finish and an 8k time                                                                 Fort Mill
of 26:05.42 at the Covered Bridge Open... Had                                                                   Mid-Distance




                                                                                                                                                                                  2008-2009 Chanticleers
a season-best 8k time of 25:10.7 at the NCAA
Pre-Nationals, shaving 55 seconds off from his                                                                   2008 XC: Helped the Chanticleers to a fourth-place finish
previous season-best... Finished second at the                                                                   at the 2008 New Balance Big South Men’s Cross Country
Coastal Carolina Invitational with a time of                                                                     Championships, finishing 42nd with a time of 28:51.97… In
26:13.02... Placed 11th at the New Balance Big                                          his first race of the season, finished the Blue Ridge Mountain Open with a time of
South Men’s Cross Country Championships                                                 29:24… 2008 Outdoor: Top 800-meter runner for Coastal Carolina in 2008…
with a time of 26:43.9... 2007 Outdoor: Ran                                             Finished ninth at the Big South Championship with a time of 1:56.03 in the pre-
career-best 1:54.14 and took first in the 800                                           liminaries of the 800 meters… Ran a personal best of 1:55.95 in the 800m run at
meters at the Chanticleer Classic... Finished seventh in both the 800-meter prelims     the Duke Asics Invitational… Member of the 4x400m relay team that placed fifth
and finals at the Big South Championships... Had a personal-best time of 3:50.82 in     at the Big South Championship… Logged a season-best 4:12.93 for 1500m at the
the 1,500 meters at UNC Elite... Ran 3:52.44 in the 1,500 meters at the Big South       Shamrock Invitational… 2007 XC: Ran a career-best 28:11 in the 8K in the JV race
Championships and placed fourth... Had a pair of second-place finishes in the 1,500     at the Brooks Paul Short Run and placed 184th out of 443... Clocked 28:39.5 at
meters at the Winthrop Invitational and Battle of the Beach... Placed second in the     the New Balance Big South Conference Cross Country Championships… High
5,000-meter run at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, clocking 15:01.79... Mem-         School: Captained the Fort Mill State Champion cross country team as a senior...
ber of the distance medley relay team that ran 10:06.79 at Penn Relays... 2006          Earned All-State honors as a senior in cross country... Three-time All-Region se-
XC: Finished fourth at the Big South Cross Country Championships with a time of         lection and a four-time All-County honoree... Runner-up at the Regional Meet his
25:09, earning All-Conference and Big South Freshman of the Year honors... Won          junior year... Three-time regional champion in the 800 meters... Earned All-State
the Coastal Carolina Invitational in 25:25... Finished sixth at the Covered Bridge      honors in track for the 1,600 meters as a junior and the 800 meters as a senior...
Open with a time of 26:21... Placed ninth at the Paul Short Run with a time of          Part of Fort Mill’s Track and Field team that finished second at the South Carolina
24:59... Ranked 82nd at Pre-Nationals with a personal-best 8K time of 24:46... Fin-     State Meet his final year... Also played basketball his junior and senior seasons...
ished 144th in Regionals at 33:46... 2006 Outdoor: Clocked a season-best time of        Part of the State Championship squad his senior season… Personal: Full Name:
3:52.67 in the 1,500 meters at the Big South Championships... Posted a personal-        Travis Timothy Owens... Son of Tim and Sherri Owens... Majoring in biology.
best time of 1:54.93 in the 800 meters at the Settle Bagwell meet... Led the Chanti-
cleers in the mile run with a personal-best time of 4:15.12... High School: Finished
14th and was the first in the Under-23 bracket for the 2005 Irish National Cross                               Chad PHILLIPS
Country Championships... Finished 31st in the European Cross Country Champi-
                                                                                                               R-Freshman • 6-1 • 175
onships for Under-20... Helped the Irish National team to a silver medal in the 2004
European Cross Country Championships... Placed fourth at the 2004 Irish Junior                                 Greenwood S.C.
Cross Country Championships... Personal: Full name: James Joseph McCarthy...                                   Greenwood
Son of Seamus and Catherine McCarthy... Majoring in communication.                                             Jumps

                      Darren TYMCZAK                                                                            2008: Redshirt season... High School: 2007 South Caro-
                                                                                                                lina State Champion in the high jump and triple jump... State
                      Freshman • 6-0 • 185                                                                      runner-up in the long jump... Earned All-State honors in the
                      Toms River, N.J.                                                  triple jump, high jump, and 4x100-meter relay as a senior... Selected as Gatorade
                      Toms River East                                                   Athlete of the Year for South Carolina as a senior... Junior Olympic National Quali-
                      Sprints                                                           fier... Was the South Carolina State runner-up in the high jump and long jump as a
                                                                                        junior, garnering All-State honors in the events... Placed sixth in the triple jump at
                                                                                        the state meet his sophomore season... Personal: Full Name: Chad O’Dell Phillips
                      High School: 2008 graduate of Toms River East High
                                                                                        II... Son of Marion and Regina Williams... Major is undecided.
                      School… Started competing in track his sophomore year…
                      Ran the 400 meters and was a member of the 4x400-meter
relay team… Has a personal best of 50.9 in the 400 meters… Also a member of
the football team… A-South and New Jersey Group 4 State Champs… Personal:
Full name: Darren Joseph Tymczak… Son of Frank and Debbie Tymczak… Majoring
in sports management.



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                                                         COASTAL CAROLINA                                                        TRACK & FIELD



                                                 Jacob SCHEUER                                                                             Eric SINGLETON
                                                 Sophomore • 5-11 • 155                                                                    Senior • 6-3 • 205
                                                 Blackstone, Ill.                                                                          Beaufort, S.C.
                                                 Dwight Township                                                                           Beaufort
                                                 Hurdles                                                                                   Throws
                                                  2008 Outdoor: Placed ninth in the 400-meter hurdles at                                    2006 All-Big South in discus... 2008 Outdoor: Recorded
                                                  the Asics/Winthrop Invitational… High School: Two-time                                    the top throw for the Chanticleers in the discus 154’3”…
                                                  All-State and three-time All-Conference honoree... Member                                 Won the discus at the Chanticleer Classic with a throw of
                          of the state champion 4x400-meter relay team his junior season... Was fourth at           147’11… Had a throw of 137’2” in the hammer at the Chanticleer Classic… 2007
                          the state meet in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles as senior... Placed seventh          Outdoor: Set a season-best mark in the discus at the Coastal Carolina Invitational
                          in the event his junior season... Also played football and basketball all four years...   with a 158’5” throw, which finished fourth... Finished seventh in the discus at the
                          Personal: Full name: Jacob Daniel Scheuer... Son of Dave and Carole Scheuer...            Big South Championship Meet... Was also fourth in the javelin at the Chanticleer
                          Brother Paul was a member of Coastal Carolina’s track team from 2001-05... Ma-            Classic with a career-best 134’6” toss... Threw a personal-best 121’9” in the ham-
                          joring in sports science.                                                                 mer at Battle of the Beach... 2006 Outdoor: Earned All-Big South in the discus
                                                                                                                    with his third-place throw of 150’5”... Threw a season-best 154’0” in the discus
                                                                                                                    at the Battle of the Beach... Holds the fourth spot on Coastal Carolina all-time re-
                                                  Whittmin REESE                                                    cords in the discus throw... High School: 2005 graduate of Beaufort High School...
                                                                                                                    2005 South Carolina State AAAA discus champion with a personal best of 176’8”...
                                                  Senior • 5-8 • 180                                                Finished as the number one discus thrower in the state in 2005... Finished third in
                                                  Durham, N.C.                                                      the 2004 South Carolina State AAAA discus... Personal: Full name: Eric Jerome
                                                  Southern Durham                                                   Singleton... Son of Joe Singleton... Majoring in health promotion.
                                                  Jumps/Sprints
2008-2009 Chanticleers




                                                  2008 Football: Played in 10 games, getting the starting nod
                                                  nine times… Finished the season with 29 total tackles, 24
                                                  solo tackles and one interception… Had a season-high six
                                                                                                                                           Curtis SMILEY
                          tackles at Penn State and against Towson, earning four solo and two assisted tackles                             Senior • 6-1 • 235
                          in each contest… 2008 Outdoor: Ran 10.95 in the 100-meter preliminaries at the                                   Goose Creek, S.C.
                          Big South Championships… Placed seventh in the 100-meter dash at the Battle of                                   Goose Creek
                          the Beach… Anchored the 4x100-meter relay team that finished fourth (41.82) at
                          the Shamrock Invitational… 2007 Outdoor: Member of the 4x100-meter relay
                                                                                                                                           Throws
                          team that finished second and ran 41.01 at the Big South Conference Champi-
                                                                                                                                            2008 Football: Played in all 12 games at tight end, earning
                          onships... Produced a career-best 10.81 in the 100-meter finals at the Big South
                                                                                                                                            three starts… Recorded a 35-yard reception in the Chants
                          Championships, placing fourth in the finals... Had a season-best mark of 22’0.25”
                                                                                                                                            23-18 Big South victory of the season at Gardner-Webb…
                          in the long jump at the Big South Championships, which placed seventh... 2006
                                                                                                                    Had a solo tackle against Colgate and North Carolina A & T… Saw a majority of
                          Outdoor: Finished eighth in the long jump at the Big South Championships with
                                                                                                                    action in goal line and short yardage situations… 2008 Outdoor: Finished 11th in
                          his leap of 22’2.25”... High School: 2005 graduate of Southern Durham High
                                                                                                                    the shot put with a throw of 44’10.75” … Was fourth at the Battle of the Beach
                          School… Finished fifth in the state in the 110-meter hurdles his junior year and
                                                                                                                    in the shot put (44’2.75”)… Had a fourth place showing at the Battle of the Beach
                          third in the 300-meter hurdles as a senior... Also played football… Played both
                                                                                                                    throwing 141’1” in the discus… Finished ninth in the discus at the New Balance
                          defensive back and running back for Southern Durham, earning All-Area, All-Region
                                                                                                                    Big South Championships… 2007 Football: Played in all 11 contests as a redshirt
                          and All-Conference honors... Helped lead the Spartans to the 3-A Five County
                                                                                                                    sophomore to earn his first college letter... Did not carry the ball but saw a majority
                          Conference Championship and a 13-1 record overall his senior year, the team’s
                                                                                                                    of action in goal line and short yardage situations... 2006 Football: Played in two
                          second consecutive title and second straight school-record 13-win season... Split
                                                                                                                    games as a redshirt freshman, seeing action off the bench against Savannah State
                          time at running back but still rushed for 1,012 yards, averaging more than eight
                                                                                                                    and Charleston Southern... Had three carries for four yards in the win over Savan-
                          yards per carry, and 15 touchdowns... Also was a Wendy’s Heisman award winner
                                                                                                                    nah State... 2005 Football: Did not see action as a true freshman... High School:
                          at Southern Durham... Earned a place in the National Honor Society and on the
                                                                                                                    2005 graduate of Goose Creek High School… Named to the Shrine Bowl Roster
                          Honor Roll... Personal: Full name - Whittmin Antionelle Reese... Son of Willie and
                                                                                                                    for South Carolina... Also named to the High School Sports Report Post and Courier’s
                          Wanda Reese... Majoring in management.
                                                                                                                    All-Lowcountry team... Led the Gators to an 8-5 mark and their first winning sea-
                                                                                                                    son since 1989 and the second most wins in school history... Also led them into the
                                                                                                                    second round of the playoffs for just the third time in Goose Creek history... Earned
                                                 Tyler SWANSON                                                      the team’s MVP award after rushing for 1020 yards on 189 carries and a team-high
                                                                                                                    15 touchdowns from the fullback slot... Scored a school-record 16 touchdowns (15
                                                 Freshman • 6-1 • 245                                               rushing, 1 receiving) in 2004, while serving as one of three team captains... Was part
                                                 Random Lake, Wis.                                                  of an offense that set new single-season school records in scoring, rushing yards and
                                                 Kewaskum                                                           rushing touchdowns and single-game record for rushing yards... High school team-
                                                 Throws                                                             mate of current Chanticleer Jamie Fordham...Personal: Full name: Curtis Jerome
                                                                                                                    Smiley, Jr. … Son of Valeria Smiley... Majoring in computer science.

                                               High School: 2008 graduate of Kewaskum High…
                                               Second Team All-Eastern Wisconsin Conference in the
                                               discus his junior and senior year… Holds a personal
                          best of 149’7” in the discus... State qualifier in the discus as a senior… Also
                          played football where the Indians won the Eastern Wisconsin Conference
                          Championship twice… Personal: Full name: Tyler John Swanson… Son of
                          John and Holly Swanson… Majoring in marine science…




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                            COASTAL CAROLINA                                                       TRACK & FIELD


                      Jerome St. BERNARD                                                                      Jacques WATSON
                      Junior • 5-11 • 185                                                                     R-Sophomore • 6-2 • 175
                      Markham, Ontario                                                                        Sumter, S.C.
                      McGivney                                                                                Sumter
                      (Monmouth)                                                                              Jumps
                      Sprints
                                                                                                               School record holder in high jump (7’1”)... Big South high jump
                       All Big South in 4x100m relay... 2008 Outdoor: Recorded                                 Champion... NCAA Championships participant... All-Big South
                       a career-best 10.71 at the Chanticleer Classic… Finished                                in high jump... 2008 Outdoor: Leapt over seven feet four
fourth in the 100 meters at the Big South Championship crossing the line at            times… Participated at the NCAA Championships after a qualifying jump of 7’1”
11.03… Won 100-meter dash at the Battle of the Beach with a time of 10.89… Ran         at the NCAA East Region Championships… Broke the school record and qualified
21.86 in the 200 meters to place third at the Asics/Winthrop Invitational… Placed      for Regionals at the Georgia Tech Invitational recording a jump of 7’1”… Finished
sixth in the 200 meters at the Big South Championships... Helped the 4x100-meter       third at the NCAA East Region Championships, tying a career high… Big South
relay team claim third place at the Big South Championships… Prior to Coastal          Champion in the high jump with a jump of 7’0.25”… Claimed four long jump titles
Carolina: Attended Monmouth University... Part of Monmouth’s Northeast Con-            including the Buccaneer Invitational (6’2”), Battle of the Beach (Meet Record – 6’7.5
ference Championship Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field teams... Northeast             and the Asics/Winthrop Invitational (7’0.5”)… Was eighth in the long jump at the
Conference Rookie of the Week on Jan. 23... Made honor roll and Dean’s List...         Big South Championships (21’2.75”)… Jumped a season-best 21’7.25” at the Battle
High School: 2007 graduate of Father Michael McGivney Catholic High School...          of the Beach in the long jump… Placed fifth at the Big South Championships with
Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) 200 meter champi-           a mark of 45’8.5” in the triple jump… 2007 Outdoor: Did not compete due to
on as sophomore... York Region Champion in the 100 meters and 200 meters...            NCAA regulations... High School: Four-time letterwinner in track and field... 2006
Earned OFSAA silver medals in the 200 meters as a senior and the 100 meters as         South Carolina State Champion in the high jump, which also earned him All-State
a sophomore... Received a bronze medal in the 100 meters as a senior... Part of        honors during his senior season...
two 4x100-meter relays teams that were finalists at the OFSAA meet... Was the          Also named Outstanding Athlete
Toronto District Colleges Athletic Association 100 and 200 meter champion as a         and Lower Richland’s Outstand-




                                                                                                                                                                                  2008-2009 Chanticleers
freshman... McGivney’s Track and Field MVP as a senior... Francis Liberman Catho-      ing Performance in jumps as a se-
lic High School’s Track and Field MVP as a sophomore and freshman... Also ran for      nior... Captain of team as a junior...
Mississauga Track Club... Personal: Full name: Jerome Sheldon St. Bernard... Son       MVP during his junior season...
of Ian and Brenda St. Bernard... Majoring in communications.                           Also played football and basket-
                                                                                       ball... Three-time letterwinner
                                                                                       in both football and basketball...
                                                                                       Personal: Full name: Jacques Lay-
                                                                                       hun Watson... Son of George and
                      Ben WHEELER                                                      Shaun Watson... Majoring in health
                      Junior • 5-9 • 160                                               promotion.
                      Spartanburg, S.C.
                      Spartanburg                                                                             Marquel WILLIS
                      Hurdles/Sprints                                                                         R-Sophomore • 6-1 • 190
                                                                                                              Summerville, S.C.
                        Big South Champion in 110mHH... Holds school record in the                            Summerville
                        100-meter hurdles (14:49), All-Big South 110mHH, 4x100m
                                                                                                              (The Citadel)
                        relay... 2008 Outdoor: Set a new school record in the
110-meter hurdles at the Asics/Winthrop Invitational running a personal-best                                  Sprints
14.49… A member of the 4x200-meter relay team that broke the school record
at the Penn Relays running 1:26.21… Ran a wind-aided 10.80 at the Chanticleer
Classic in the 100-meters... Member of the 4x100-meter relay team that finished                                2008 Football: Started seven games, playing in 11 contests
third at the Big South Conference Championships… Posted a season-best 22.78 in         at wide receiver… In the final six games of the season, he registered 25 recep-
the 200 meters at the Coastal Carolina Invitational… 2007 Outdoor: Ran 14.81 in        tions for 358 yards and scored six touchdowns… Finished the season with 27
the 110-meter hurdle prelims at the Big South Championships... Advanced to the         receptions for 382 yards and six touchdowns... Ended the season second in the Big
finals, ran 14.95 and placed fifth... Battle of the Beach Champion in the 110-meter    South in scoring and scoring touchdowns (7.2 points per game), fourth in recep-
hurdles... Ran on the 110-meter hurdle relay team that raced 59.78 at Penn Relays...   tions per game (4.40) and fifth in receiving yards per game (63.8)… Tied for the
Tied for sixth in the 200 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational with a personal-best    fourth best individual receiving game in program history with 145 receiving yards
time of 22.22... High School: Two-time letterwinner... Was the MVP and Most            and two touchdowns on seven receptions against Liberty… … 2008 Outdoor:
Outstanding Hurdler as a senior... Earned All-Area and All-State in the 110-meter      Competed in the 100-meter dash at three events for the Chanticleers… Posted a
high hurdles... Won the Coaches’ Award... Won the 110-meter high hurdles at the        wind-aided 11.19 at the Chanticleer Classic… Prior to Coastal Carolina: Spent
Diamond Hornet Invitational... Also earned Most Outstanding Hurdler as a junior...     the Fall 2006 semester at The Citadel... Played football, in five games, getting one
Personal: Full Name: Benjamin Christopher Martin Wheeler... Son of Alicia Wheel-       start, as a freshman... Had seven catches for 75 yards and one carry for 42 yards
er Hawes... Majoring in sociology.                                                     on the year... High School: A 2006 graduate of Summerville... Ran 11.2 in the
                                                                                       100-meter dash on the track team… Competed in the 400-meter dash and on the
                                                                                       4x100 and 4x400-meter relay squads... Started and lettered his final two years in
                                                                                       football... Named to the Honorable Mention All-Lowcountry squad after posting 35
                                                                                       catches for 607 yards and six touchdowns for the Green Wave... Was a team captain
                                                                                       his senior year, helping his team to a region title and state runner-up... Also was a
                                                                                       two year starter in basketball... Personal: Full name: Marquel Dante Willis... Son of
                                                                                       Melvin and Cynthia Willis... Majoring in accounting.




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