Belmont 2010 Men's Cross Country Media Guide

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A guide to the men's cross country at Belmont University for the 2010 season.

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    2 BELMONTBELMONTbelmontbruins.combelmontbruins.com

    GENERAL INFORMATIONName of School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belmont UniversityCity: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nashville, Tenn.Founded: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1951Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5,424Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BruinsColors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Navy, Red and WhiteAffiliation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .NCAA Division IConference: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Atlantic SunPresident: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Robert C. FisherAlma Mater, Year: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Henderson State, 1970Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike StricklandAlma Mater, Year: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Georgia Southern, 1971Athletic Department Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-6420Ticket Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-8500

    TEAM INFORMATION2009 Conference Finish: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5thReturning/Lost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8/3Newcomers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

    COACHING STAFFHead Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff LangdonAlma Mater, Year: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belmont, 1983Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-6046Assistant Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dave MilnerAlma Mater, Year: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SUNY Cortland, 2000Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-6349

    MEDIA INFORMATIONDirector of Broadcasting & Media Relations: . . . . .Greg SageOffice Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-6698Media Relations Fax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615-460-5584Cross Country Contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan ForcellaEmail: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .dan.forcella@belmont.eduAddress: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1900 Belmont Boulevard

    Nashville, TN 37212Website: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.belmontbruins.com

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Front Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32010 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3Head Coach Jeff Langdon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4Assistant Coach Dave Milner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5Student-Athlete Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-132009 Cross Country Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15Records, Awards and Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-18Belmont University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20Strength and Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21Athletic Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22Nashville, Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23Atlantic Sun Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24Distinguished Alumni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

    Jordan Anderson

  • MEDIA INFORMATIONINTERVIEWSInterviews with Belmont runners and coach-es can be arranged by calling Dan Forcella at615-460-8237 or by email atdan.forcella@belmont.edu. Runners andcoaches are available before and after mostpractices, so please let us know in advancethat you are coming, and we will help facili-tate the interview. Runner interviews are notallowed prior to the start of any race. Do notcontact student-athletes personally.

    POST RACE INTERVIEW POLICIESFor all home and away matches, Belmontrunners and coaches will be available forpost-match interviews approximately 10minutes after the conclusion of the race.Opponent interview policy will be deter-mined by the visiting SID.

    ONLINE RESOURCESbelmontbruins.com: The official website ofBelmont University athletics.atlanticsun.org: The official website of theAtlantic Sun Conference.ASun.TV: Source for live video webcasts forall 11 A-Sun schools. Membership basis,with limited free content.ncaa.com: The official website of the NCAA.twitter.com/BelmontXCTF: Belmont crosscountry and track & fields official Twitterpage, featuring exclusive updates throughoutthe season.

    MEDIA RELATIONS STAFFGreg SageDirector of Media Relations and Broadcastingoffice: 615-460-6698greg.sage@belmont.edu-Mens Basketball

    Kenisha RhoneDirector of Media Relations, Womens Sportsoffice: 615-460-5990kenisha.rhone@belmont.edu-WBB, Womens Soccer, Track & Field

    John LangdonMedia Relations Assistantoffice: 615-460-5609john.langdon@belmont.edu-Golf, Tennis

    Dan Forcella (XC Contact)Graduate Assistantoffice: 615-460-8023dan.forcella@belmont.edu-Mens Soccer, Cross Country, Baseball

    Megan WilsonGraduate Assistantoffice: 615-460-8023megan.wilson@belmont.edu-Volleyball, Softball

    SCHEDULE - ROSTER - MEDIA INFORMATION

    2010 SCHEDULEDATE DAY EVENT LOCATION HOST9/4 Saturday Eye Opener Meet Spartanburg, S.C. USC Upstate9/18 Saturday Vanderbilt Invitational Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt10/2 Saturday Greater Louisville Classic Louisville, Ky. Louisville Sports10/15 Friday Panorama Farms Invite Charlottesville, Va. Virginia10/16 Saturday Pre-NCAA Meet Terre Haute, Ind. Indiana State10/30 Saturday Atlantic Sun Championship Spartanburg, S.C. USC Upstate11/13 Saturday NCAA South Regional Hoover, Ala. Samford11/22 Monday NCAA Nationals Terre Haute, Ind. Indiana State

    ROSTERNAME CLASS-EXP. HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)Jordan Anderson Sr.-1L Mason City, Iowa (Illinois State)Hillary Cheruiyot RS Sr.-3L Eldoret, Kenya (St. Patrick's HS)Clay Hannah RS Sr.-3L Lebanon, Tenn. (Lebanon HS)Josh Helton RS Fr.-HS Franklin, Tenn. (Independence HS)Kip Hill RS Sr.-3L Liberty, Mo. (Liberty HS)Daniel Jones Sr.-3L White Bluff, Tenn. (Creek Wood HS)Eric Kigen Fr.-HS Eldoret, Kenya (Baringo HS)Brandon Mahaney RS Fr.-HS Lafayette, Tenn. (Macon County HS)Brien Pafford Fr.-HS Jacksonville, Fla. (Mandarin HS)Keith Scott Fr.-HS Naples, Fla. (Community School)Evan Scruton Fr.-HS Columbus, Ind. (Columbus North HS)Kyle Sullinger So.-1L Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Cuyahoga Valley Christian)Andrew Whitman Jr.-2L Hadden Heights, N.J. (Hadden Heights)

    COACHING STAFFHead Coach: Jeff Langdon (Belmont, 1983)Assistant Coach: Dave Milner (SUNY Cortland, 2000)Volunteer Assistant Coach: Ryan Snellen (Belmont, 2008)

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  • An institution within Belmont Athletics, Jeff Langdon enters his 20th year as Belmont's headcoach for the men's cross country and track & field teams. Belmont annually runs in some of themost competitive and prestigious meets in the nation, ranking among the top programs in theUSTFCCCA South Region. Since joining the Atlantic Sun Conference in the fall of 2001, BelmontUniversity has become synonymous with cross country success. Under Langdon's leadership, BUwon a staggering six consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference Championships from 2002-07. In 2009,Jordan Anderson became the latest in a long line of First Team All-Atlantic Sun performers.

    During the Bruins' 2007 championship campaign, the team had four out of the top eight finish-ers, including individual champion, Kipkosgei Magut. Four Bruins were named All-Atlantic Sunand Hillary Cheruiyot earned A-Sun Freshman of the Year honors. Langdon was also namedAtlantic Sun Coach of the Year for a sixth time. Undoubtly, since the program's move to DivisionI almost a decade ago, the men's cross country program has been a model of consistency. In addi-tion to his conference titles, Langdon's teams have finished in the top-12 at the NCAA SouthRegional each of the past 10 years. All told, Langdon has produced five NCAA Championshipqualifiers, 12 All-Region runners and 36 All-Atlantic Sun performers.

    Adding to the team's competitive success, they have also excelled in the classroom. This past year,eight Bruin runners earned Academic All-Conference distinction. During the 2005 and 2007 sea-sons, the program had the highest team grade point average in Division I according to the UnitedStates Cross Country Coaches Association. Additionally, the squad is annually among the nation'shighest team grade-point averages.

    The BU track and field program has also emerged under Langdon's direction, andis coming off one of its most successful seasons in program history. Thrower JoeFrye earned multiple individual event championships at the indoor and outdoorconference meets en route to being named Belmont Male Athlete of the Year. TheBruin indoor team finished in a school-best second place at the 2007 A-Sun IndoorChampionship, highlighted by Hillary