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December 29, 2009

2009-2010 Season - 2010 WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD PREVIEW

2010 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
OUTDOOR TRACK: Ericson Field (Alumni Track)
INDOOR TRACK: Carver PE Center & PepsiCo Recreation Center
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski 
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

WOMEN'S TRACK HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF WOMEN'S TRACK: 1975
CCIW CHAMPIONSHIPS: 12 titles (1988 - 1991 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 – 2000 – 2001 - 2008).
ILLINOIS SMALL COLLEGE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 12 titles between 1975 and 1991 - the meet was discontinued after the 1991 season (1975 - 1976 - 1979 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991).
NCAA TOP 10 FINISHES: 1995 (6th in NCAA Division III indoor meet); 1997 (10th in NCAA Division III outdoor meet).

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH’S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA ATHLETIC WEB SITE: www.augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Fred Whiteside (since 1988)
TRACK OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7524
WHITESIDE HOME PHONE: (309) 788-3171
ASSISTANT COACHES: Chad Thomas, David Gonzalez, Julio Garcia, Kali Minkler, Dillon Smith, Mike Pettis and Creston Fenn

TEAM INFORMATION
2009 HIGHLIGHTS (INDOORS):
Second at the Chicago Invitational and Midwest Invitational...Fourth at the CCIW Championship...5th at the Warhawk Invitational

2009 HIGHLIGHTS (OUTDOORS):
Winners of the Early Spring Opener, Viking Olympics and Augustana Invitational…Fourth at the Central Invitational…Third at Western Illinois’ Lee Calhoun Memorial…Fourth at the CCIW Championship... 41st at the NCAA Division III Championship.
 
2009 WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD SUPERLATIVES
NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP – Keli Coleman – 11th in 55 meter dash (:7.26 in preliminaries)…Kelsey Duhai – 12th in long jump (17’ ¾”)

NCAA DIVISION III ALL-AMERICANS – None

FINAL NCAA DIVISION III RANKING – 18th (by United States Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association)

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL RECORDS – Paula Neiweem, 20 pound weight throw (52’ 2 ½”) set at Pointer Open in Stevens Point, Wisconsin on 03/07/09 – breaks her own record of 49’ 7 ¾” set in 2008…Kelsey Duhai, long jump (18’ 3”) set at Carthage Open in Kenosha, Wisconsin on 03/06/09 – breaks record of 17’ 11 ¾” set by Tammie Beasley in 2002…Brittney Bennett, pentathlon (2,440 points) set at CCIW meet in Bloomington, Illinois on 02/27/09 – new record as this is first year event has been contested.

CCIW INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS – Triple jump – Kelsey Duhai, 37’ 8¾”  and Shot put – Marissa Banks, 43’ 3¾”

NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL MEET QUALIFIERS – Keli Coleman (55), Paula Neiweem (20 pound weight throw), Marissa Banks (shot put) and Kelsey Duhai (long jump and triple jump).

TEAM AWARDS
MOST VALUABLE PERFORMER – Keli Coleman and Kelsey Duhai
MOST VALUABLE FRESHMAN – Rachael Latham
MOST IMPROVED PERFORMER – Kelsey Duhai, Paula Neiweem, Ellen Adams and Jilian Rigert
ERICA VORTMAN VIKING AWARD – Susan Thompson

COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN TEAM FINISH – 4th with 86 points

TEAM INVITATIONAL TITLES – None

FINAL NCAA DIVISION III POLL – 18th

INVITATIONAL INDIVIDUAL & RELAY CHAMPIONS
Chicago Invitational, 1/17/09, Chiacgo, Ill. : 55 – Keli Coleman, :07.27; Long jump – Kelsey Duhai, 16’ 6 ¼”; 800 – Hannah Hottle, 2:24.99.

Midwest Invitational, 01/24/09, Monmouth, Ill. : – Distance Medley – Angela Pisani, Morgan Gale, Paige Deike, Kristin Sattizahn, 14:18.18.

Warhawk Invitational, 02/07/09, Whitewater, Wis.: 55 – Keli Coleman, :07.31.

Fighting Scot Invitational, 02/14/09, Monmouth, Ill.: 55 – Keli Coleman, :07.20.

Carthage Invitational, 03/06/09, Kenosha, Wis.:  Long jump – Kelsey Duhai, 18’ 3”.

2009 AUGUSTANA WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD OUTDOOR SUPERLATIVES
NCAA DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA: Discus – Marissa Banks, 3rd place 154’10”.

AUGUSTANA SCHOOL RECORDS: Hammer Throw – Marissa Banks, 151’ 5”…breaks her old mark set in 2008 of 150’ 7”; 3000 Steeple Chase – Hannah Hottle, 11:36.80…breaks her old record set in 2008 of 11:46.14.

CCIW INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS: Shot Put – Marissa Banks, 42’ 11”; Discus – Marissa Banks, 141’ 3”; Hammer Throw – Paula Neiweem, 154’ 9”; 400 Hurdles – Allison Schaley, 1:05.62.

COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA: Keli Coleman
USTFCCCA ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM: Keli Coleman, Kelsey Duhai, Paula
Neiweem & Ainsley Fedler.

INDIVIDUAL & RELAY CHAMPIONS IN INVITATIONALS
Augustana Early Spring Opener, 03/21/09, Rock Island, Ill.: 110 hurdles – Lindsey Homfeldt, :15.79; 100 – Keli Coleman, :12.72; 4x100 relay – Keli Coleman, Krista Dayton, Ainsley Fedler, Kai Frazier, :49.64; 1500 – Hannah Hottle, 4:58.50; 400 – Krista Dayton, 1:01.72; 400 hurdles – Allison Schaley, 1:06.75; 3000 – Krystal Damiano, 11:35.75; 4x400 relay – Krista Dayton, Lindsey Homfeldt, Ella Mathieson, Allison Schaley, 4:07.24; Discus – Marissa Banks, 130’ 4”; Shot put --  Marissa Banks, 42’ 8¾”; Hammer throw – Marissa Banks, 145’ 8”; Long jump – Kelsey Duhai, 16’ 6½”; 4x800 relay – Susan Thompson, Sammi Laskowski, Hannah Hottle, Brittany Prazak,  10:17.06.

Viking Olympics, 03/30/09, Rock Island, Ill.: 100 – Ainsley Fedler, :12.92; 400 – Rachel Latham, 1:01.82; 800 – Sammi Laskowski, 2:26.09; 1500 – Ellen Adams, 5:03.81; 5000 – Jillian Rigert, 19:28.80; 400 hurdles – Allison Schaley, 1:06.96; 4x100 relay – :51.41; 4x200 relay – 1:48.92; 4x400 relay – 4:11.51; 4x800 relay – 9:59.71; High jump – Megan Timmerman, 5’ ½”; Pole vault – Caitlin Quinn, 10’ 2”; Long jump – Ella Mathieson, 17’ 4”; Triple jump – Kelsey Duhai, 34’ 3½”; Discus – Marissa Banks, 145’ 10”; Hammer throw – Paula Neiweem, 135’ 5”; Javelin – Maggie Furlong, 107’ 5”. 

Central Invitational, 04/03-04/09, Pella, Iowa: Discus – Marissa Banks, 150’ 2”.

Lee Calhoun Memorial, 04/11/09, Macomb, Illinois: 4x800 relay – Rachael Latham, Sammi Laskowski, Allison Schaley, Hannah Hottle, 9:48.67; 4x100 shuttle hurdle – Lindsey Homfeldt, Allison Schaley, Brittney Bennett, Valerie Bustle, 1:14.78; Hammer throw – Marissa Banks, 151’ 5”.

Augustana Invitational, 04/17/09, Rock Island, Ill.: Hammer throw – Marissa Banks, 148’ 2”; Pole vault – Caitlin Quinn, 10’ 2¾”; 4x800 – 9:46.17; 800 sprint medley – 1:54.00.

Loras Invitational, 04/25/09, Dubuque, Iowa: 400 hurdles – Allison Schaley, 1:04.49; Long jump – Kelsey Duhai, 16’ 7”; Triple jump – Kellsey Duhai, 35’ 2”.

CCIW Championship, 5/2/2009, Kenosha, Wis.: Shot Put – Marissa Banks, 42’ 11”; Discus – Marissa Banks, 141’ 3”; Hammer Throw – Paula Neiweem, 154’ 9”; 400 Hurdles – Allison Schaley, 1:05.62.

Northern Illinois Invitational, 5/9/2009, DeKalb, Ill.: Pole vault – Caitlin Quinn, 10’ 0”; 800 – Meaghan Reaney, 2:30.13; 400 hurdles – Allison Schaley, 1:06.28.

Augustana Twilight, 05/15/09, Rock Island, Ill.: 1500 – Sammie Laskowski, 5:08.37; 3000 steeplechase – Hannah Hottle, 11:36.80; 4x400 relay – 4:19.21.

NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL MEET QUALIFIERS
Discus – Marissa Banks, 150’ 2” on 04/04/09 at the Central of Iowa Invitational; Shot Put – Marissa Banks, 43’ 5” on 04/17/09 at the Augustana Invitational.

(Provisional qualifiers who did not make the final national meet field)
4x100 Relay – Ainsley Fedler, Kai Frazier, Krista Dayton, Keli Coleman,
:48.33, Twilight Meet on 05/15/09; Long Jump – Kelsey Duhai,
18’ 1 ¾”, Hammer Throw – Paula Neiweem, 154’ 9”.

AUGUSTANA TEAM FINISHES
USTFCCCA POWER RANKING: 12th in nation
NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL MEET: 41st in the nation
CCIW CHAMPIONSHIPS: 4th place, 121 points
TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: Early Spring Opener, 03/21/09; Viking Olympics, 03/30/09; Augustana Invitational, 04/17/09.

AUGUSTANA TEAM AWARDS
MVP: Kelsey Duhai & Marissa Banks.
Most Valuable Freshman: Rachel Latham & Sarah Johnson.
Most Improved: Hannah Schneider, Caitlin Quinn, Jillian Rigert, Allison Schaley.
2010 Team Captains: Marissa Banks, Valerie Bustle, Ainsley Fedler, Samantha Laskowski and Caitlin Quinn.

2009 LETTERWINNERS LOST: 13
2009 LETTERWINNERS RETURNING: 53