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WVIAC Championships Preview
10/19/2007

(PRINCETON, W.Va.)---West Virginia Conference cross country runners will converge on the Northern Panhandle for Saturday's conference championship meet.  Concord's men and West Virginia Wesleyan's women enter the event as favorites for the top honors in voting by WVIAC head coaches.

Concord, the East Region's seventh ranked men's squad, has not lost to a WVIAC squad this season.  The Mountain Lions were the unanimous number one selection in the final league team rankings.  Ryan Kent and Randy Horner are each rank among the WVIAC's top five runners, while Adam Coon and Michael Smutko were a part of the 2004 league championship squad.

Defending champion West Virginia Wesleyan is led by Eric Cooper.  Cooper, the 2006 race winner, is the top rated individual in the men's field.

Seton Hill is not eligible to officially win the team title, but senior Julian Fiorina is a threat to claim the individual title.  Fiorina earned all-conference honors last season and is the second ranked individual in the field.

Other contenders in the men's team battle include Alderson-Broaddus, Davis & Elkins, and Wheeling Jesuit.  Two-time All-WVIAC performer Scott Gemberling of Alderson-Broaddus, Wheeling Jesuit's Dustin Hall, Davis & Elkins' Steve Johnson, and Fairmont State's Gerod Green rank among the other top individuals.

West Virginia Wesleyan head coach Jesse Skiles has guided 39 different cross country and track squads to WVIAC championships and he hopes that this season's Bobcat women can push that total to 40.  Erin Price and Allison Teter lead the top-ranked Bobcats.

Seton Hill boasts the top ranked women's runner in freshman Anna Cote, a three-time WVIAC Runner of the Week.  Head coach Tim Creamer's Griffins also expect a strong effort from Lara Heinz.

West Liberty sophomore Kallen Weaver was the runner-up in last season's meet and the Wheeling native should be a contender in her hometown.  Wheeling Jesuit's Sarah Campanelli also should post a strong effort.

Alderson-Broaddus, Wheeling Jesuit, and Concord are squads that could be in the thick of the battle for team honors.  Other strong individual contenders for all-conference accolades are Alderson-Broaddus' Katie Antonik, Concord's Amanda Blankenship, and Fairmont State's Kanae Amatasu.

The women's 6K race begins at 10:15 a.m. at Wheeling Park High School.  The 8K men's race is slated for an 11:15 a.m.  An awards presentation is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Meet Notes:
---Based on NCAA precedent, Seton Hill will be scored as a team.  The Griffins were scored as a team last fall at the NCAA regional championships.  SHU is eligible for all individual honors, but can't officially win the team title until next season when the Griffins become full NCAA members.

---Plenty of parking will be available in the Wheeling Park HS lots.  Parking will be prohibited in the north lot next to the baseball field.

---T-shirts will be available at the meet for $10.

---A combined 6K junior varsity race will begin at 9:30 a.m.
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WVIAC Championships Information
10/17/2007

The Cardinals will host the WVIAC Championships Oct. 20th at Wheeling Park High School. The last time WJU hosted the meet was 1994 on Jesuit's campus. 

The event will start off with a JV race at 9:30am followed by the women's varsity race at 10:15am and the men's race at 11:15am.

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Harriers Tune-up for WVIAC Championships
10/14/2007

Coach Moore's teams traveled to the Wilmington College this past Saturday for their final meet before the WVIAC championships. Freshmen Sarah Campanelli and Dustin Hall lead the way for the Cardinals. Each will be in the running for top honors this Saturday. 

The Cardinals will host the WVIAC Championships Oct. 20th at Wheeling Park High School. The last time WJU hosted the meet was 1994 on Jesuit's campus. 

 

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Freshman Lead Way at Earlham College Invitational
10/1/2007

Sarah Campanelli and Dustin Hall finished 14th and 11th respectively to lead the Cardinal Harriers this past Saturday. The women placed 7th in the 12 team field and the men finished 8th out of 11 teams.

The Cardinals will next compete in the Falcon Invitational hosted by Bowling Green on Oct. 13th. 

 

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Cote, Cooper Named X-C Runners of the Week
WVIAC Cross Country Coaches' Association
9/25/2007

Women’s WVIAC Runner of the Week – Anna Cote – Fr. – Seton Hill University – won her second individual championship of the season at the 2007 Saint Vincent College Invitational.  Anna ran the 5k course in a time of 19:37 helping her team to a second place finish overall for the meet.  This is Anna’s third runner of the week award of the 2007 season.

Men’s WVIAC Runner of the Week – Eric Cooper – Jr – West Virginia Wesleyan College – Finished 27th overall at the John Doyle Meet of champions hosted by Iona College.  Eric finished the 8K course in a time of 26:09.1; this is Eric’s second runner of the week award for the 2007 season.

Top 5 WVIAC Female Runners

1. Anna Cote, Seton Hill (6)

30

2. Erin Price, WV Wesleyan

21

3. Amanda Blankenship, Concord

10

T4. Sarah Campanelli, Wheeling Jesuit

  7

T4. Kallen Weaver, West Liberty State

  7

Others receiving votes: Kanae Amatatsu (6pts) – FSU, Nicole Tingler (4pts) – AB, Jenna Brock (3pts) – WVWC, Lara Heinz (1pt) – SHU, Allison Teter (1pt) – WVWC.

Top 5 WVIAC Male Runners

1. Eric Cooper, WV Wesleyan (5)

28

2. Julian Fiorina, Seton Hill

19

3. Ryan Kent, Concord

17

4. Scott Gemberling, Alderson-Broaddus (1)

14

5. Randy Horner, Concord

  6

Others receiving votes: Steve Johnson (3pts) – D&E, Gerod Green (2pts) – FSU, Dustin Hall (1pt) – WJU.

Top 5 WVIAC Women’s Teams

1. West Virginia Wesleyan (4)

27

2. Seton Hill (2)

26

3. Alderson-Broaddus

16

4. Wheeling Jesuit

10

5. Concord

  6

Others receiving votes: Fairmont State (3pts), Charleston (1pt), Bluefield State (1pt)

Top 5 WVIAC Men’s Teams

1. Concord (5)

27

2. Seton Hill (1)

23

3. West Virginia Wesleyan

20

4. Davis & Elkins

  8

5. Alderson-Broaddus

  7

Others receiving votes: Fairmont State (3pts), Wheeling Jesuit (1pt), Bluefield State (1pt)

 

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Jesuit Hosts First Invitational in 12 Years

(WHEELING, W.Va.)---Rick Moore's squads finished first in the Men's and Women's college division Sat. Sept. 8, 2007.

On the men's side Dustin Meeker, a WJU Alumni, was the overall champion with Dustin Hall not far behind in second place. The Cardinal men finished the meet with 28 points, OVU 2nd (42) and Bethany 3rd (50).

On the women's side freshman Sarah Campanelli locked up her first collegiate victory by over a minute. Teammates Erika Rucker and Kasey Jividen finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Cardinals finished in first with 18 points followed by Bethany College 40pts and Ohio Valley 76pts.

Moore's team travel to South Bend, IN this week for the National Catholic Championships hosted by Notre Dame University.

 

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SHU Sweeps WVIAC Cross Country Weekly Awards

(PRINCETON, W.VA.)---Seton Hill earns both WVIAC Cross Country Runner of the Week honors after a strong showing at the National Catholic Invitational.  Freshman Anna Cote is the winner on the women's side, while senior Julian Fiorina takes the accolades for the men.

Cote, a Winchester, VA freshman, finished third in the Division II portion of the National Catholic Invitational with a school record 5K time of 19:02.  The Griffin rookie sensation finished 27th overall among the meet's 306 participants.

Fiorina was 11th among non-Division I runners with a school record 8K time of 26:32.  The senior placed 47th overall in the event hosted by Notre Dame.

Cote is the top ranked female runner in this week's WVIAC coaches' power ratings.  West Virginia Wesleyan holds a narrow edge on Seton Hill for the top spot in the women's team power ratings.

Concord is the top ranked men's squad following the Mountain Lions' strong second place finish at the Wingate Invitational.  West Virginia Wesleyan's Eric Cooper holds a narrow lead atop the individual power rankings.

Women's Top Five Individuals
 

1. Anna Cote, SHU (7) 43
2. Erin Price, WVW (1) 23
3. Amanda Blankenship, CU 18
4. Kallen Weaver, WLSC 15
T5. Sarah Campanelli, WJU 11
T5. Kanae Amatsu, FSU (1) 11
Others receiving votes: Allison Teter (WVW) 9, Jenna Brock (WVW) 2, Katie Antonik (A-B) 2, Amanda Tengler (A-B) 1, Lara Heinz (SHU) 1.

Women's Top Five Teams:
1. West Virginia Wesleyan (5) 36
2. Seton Hill (3) 35
3. Alderson-Broaddus 21
4. Wheeling Jesuit 14
5. Concord 10
Others receiving votes: West Liberty State 2, Davis & Elkins 1, Charleston 1, Fairmont State 1.

Men's Top Five Individuals:
 
1. Eric Cooper, WVW (5) 26
T2. Julian Fiorina, SHU (2) 25
T2. Scott Gemberling, A-B 25
4. Randy Horner, CU 24
5. Ryan Kent, CU (1) 24
Others receiving votes: John Thompson (FSU) 5, Steve Johnson (D&E) 4, Lance McDaniel (FSU) 2, Woody Snoberger (WVW) 1, Kevin Thurston (D&E) 1.

Men's Top Five Teams:
 
1. Concord (6) 37
2. West Virginia Wesleyan  (2) 29
3. Seton Hill 27
4. Alderson-Broaddus 13
5. Davis & Elkins 10
Others receiving votes: Fairmont State 2, Charleston 1, Wheeling Jesuit 1.

Voting conducted by members of the WVIAC Cross Country Coaches Association.
 

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9/11 WVIAC Cross Country Athletes of the Week & Updated Power Ratings

(PRINCETON, W.VA.)---West Virginia Wesleyan sweeps the WVIAC Cross Country Runner of the Week award for the weekend of September 8.  Erin Price claims the women's award as voted by league coaches, while Eric Cooper is the men's honoree.

Price, a Procious, WV native, finished second in the Elkins Forest Fesitval 6K meet with a time of 24:20.29.  Cooper claimed the men's division of the Forest Festival.  The Culloden, WV junior completed the 8K with a time of 28:02.77.

Price and Cooper each sit atop the WVIAC cross country individual power ratings.  WVIAC cross country coaches have Wesleyan atop their women's team rankings.  Concord and WVWC share the top spot on the men's side.

The complete coaches' power rankings for 9/11/07 follow:

Men's Top Teams:

1. Concord (4) 31
1. WV Wesleyan (3) 31
3. Seton Hill 22
4. Davis & Elkins 10
5. Alderson-Broaddus   7
Others receiving votes: Wheeling Jesuit 3.

Men's Top Individuals:
 
1. Eric Cooper, WVWC (6) 34
2. Ryan Kent, CU (1) 27
3. Scott Gemberling, A-B 22
4. Steve Johnson, D&E 14
5. Julian Fiorina, SHU   4
Others receiving votes: Woody Snoberger (WVW) 2, Dustin Hill (WJU) 1, Corey Mehl (UC) 1, Ben Rogers (SHU) 1.

Women's Top Teams:
 
1. WV Wesleyan (6) 34
2. Seton Hill 26
3. Wheeling Jesuit (1) 19
4. Alderson-Broaddus 16
5. Concord   5
Others receiving votes: Charleston 3, Wheeling Jesuit 1.

Women's Top Individuals:
 
1. Erin Price, WVW (5) 33
2. Anna Cote, SHU (1) 27
3. Allison Teter, WVW 13
4. Sarah Campanelli, WJU (1) 11
5. Amanda Blankenship, CU 10
Others receiving votes: Jenna Brock (WJU) 5, Kallen Weaver (WLSC) 3, Nicole Tengler (A-B) 2, Erica Rucker (WJU) 1, Lara Heinz (SHU) 1.
 
 

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Jesuit Hosts First Invitational in 12 Years

(WHEELING, W.Va.)---Rick Moore's squads finished first in the Men's and Women's college division Sat. Sept. 8, 2007.

On the men's side Dustin Meeker, a WJU Alumni, was the overall champion with Dustin Hall not far behind in second place. The Cardinal men finished the meet with 28 points, OVU 2nd (42) and Bethany 3rd (50).

On the women's side freshman Sarah Campanelli locked up her first collegiate victory by over a minute. Teammates Erika Rucker and Kasey Jividen finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. The Cardinals finished in first with 18 points followed by Bethany College 40pts and Ohio Valley 76pts.

Moore's team travel to South Bend, IN this week for the National Catholic Championships hosted by Notre Dame University.

 

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9/5 WVIAC Cross Country Runners of the Week & Top Fives

(PRINCETON, W.Va.)---West Virginia Conference cross country coaches have selected Concord's Ryan Kent and Seton Hill's Anna Cote as the season's first WVIAC Runners of the Week.

Kent, a sophomore from Yorktown, VA, finished third at the VMI Invitational with a 5K time of 16:18.  The Concord standout was the highest placing non-Division I athlete in the event.

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Wesleyan Holds Favorite's Role in WVIAC Women's Cross Country

(PRINCETON, W.Va.)---West Virginia Wesleyan is the heavy favorite to capture the 2007 West Virginia Conference women's cross country title.

The defending champion Bobcats captured nine of ten first place votes to easily outdistance runner-up Alderson-Broaddus in the annual preseason coaches' poll.

WVIAC newcomer Seton Hill received the other first place vote and holds down third. Wheeling Jesuit, Charleston, and Concord follow in the fourth through sixth positions. Davis & Elkins, Fairmont State, West Liberty State, and Glenville State complete the top ten. Ohio Valley, Pitt Johnstown, and Bluefield State complete the poll.

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WVWC, CU Favored in WVIAC Men's Cross Country Poll

(PRINCETON, W.Va.)---Defending West Virginia Conference champion West Virginia Wesleyan is a slight favorite to repeat as the league's top men's cross country squad in a vote of conference coaches.  The Bobcats edged Concord in the preseason balloting by a mere two votes.

Wheeling Jesuit, Davis & Elkins, and Alderson-Broaddus round out the top five in the poll.  Charleston, WVIAC newcomer Seton Hill, and West Liberty State are fifth through eighth.  Fairmont State, Glenville State, Ohio Valley, and Bluefield State complete the poll.

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Race and Events Planned for Bob Creamer Invitational

WHEELING, WV, Aug. 24, 2007 – Wheeling Jesuit University’s Head Cross Country Ricky Moore as announced activities for the Bob Creamer Invitational to be held September 8th. 2007.

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Wheeling Jesuit Announces Moore as Head Cross Country & Track & Field Coach

WHEELING, WV, Aug. 16, 2007 – Wheeling Jesuit University’s Interim Athletic Director, Terry Edwards, has announced the hiring of Wheeling native, and former NCAA All-American, Ricky Moore as the new head cross country and track and field coach. Moore, 26, succeeds former Cardinal head coach, Trenton Huntsinger, who returned to his hometown of Bozeman, Montana.

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