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Men's Track & Field

Men's Track & Field Team
 
 
 
Head Coach: Dave Wood (19th year)
Assistant Coaches: Mike Wojciakowski (16th year), Neil Reilly (14th year), Jim Baker (10th year) and Paige Boldt (1st year)
 
 
 
Schedule & Results | Team Roster | Coach Profiles
 
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2014-15 Schedule & Results

Indoor Track Schedule
DATE EVENT/SITE TIME/RESULTS
Fri., Dec.12

Maroon & White Inter-Squad Meet @ Alksnis Athletic & Rec. Building

5:00 PM
Sat., Jan. 10

AQ Odd Distance Open @ Alksnis Athletic & Rec. Building

11:00 AM

Fri., Jan. 16

Aquinas Tri-Meet #1 @ Alksnis Athletic & Rec. Building

5:00 PM
Fri., Jan. 23

Aquinas Tri-Meet #2 @ Alksnis Athletic & Rec. Building

5:00 PM

Fri. - Sat.,

Jan. 30-31

Spire Indoor Track & Field Open/Geneva, Ohio

7:00 PM
Fri., Feb. 6

Furniture City Challenge @ Alksnis Athletic & Rec. Building

5:00 PM

Fri. - Sat.,

Feb. 13-14

GVSU Big Meet/Allendale, Mich.

TBA

Sat., Feb. 14 Calvin College Invitational/Grand Rapids, Mich. TBA
Sat., Feb. 21

WHAC Championships @ Alksnis Athletic & Rec. Building

12:00 PM

Thurs.- Sat.,

March 5-7

 

NAIA Indoor Championships/Geneva, Ohio

 

TBA

 
Outdoor Track Schedule
DATE EVENT/SITE TIME/RESULTS

Fri. - Sat.,

March 27-28

Grand Rapids Open/Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

4:00 PM/1:00 PM

Fri. - Sat.,

April 3-4

Bellarmine Invitational/Louisville, Kentucky TBA
Sat., April 12 Don Kleinow Invitational/Adrian, Mich. TBA

Fri. - Sat.,

April 17-18

Al Owens Classic/Allendale, Mich.

TBA

Fri. - Sat.,

April 24-25

Ernie Mousseau Track & Field Classic/Grand Rapids, Mich.

4:00 PM/1:00 PM

Fri. - Sat.,

April 24-25

Drake Relays/Des Moines, Iowa 9:00 AM

Thurs. - Fri.,

April 30-May 1

WHAC Championships/Adrian, Mich.

 

4:00 PM/3:00 PM
Wed., May 6

Aquinas Twilight/Grand Rapids, Mich.

4:00 PM
Fri., May8 GVSU 2nd to Last Chance/Allendale, Mich. TBA
Fri., May 9 GVSU Last Chance/Allendale, Mich. TBA

Thu. - Sat.,

May 21-23

NAIA Outdoor Championships/Gulf Shores, Alabama

TBA

 

Roster

Photos Name Year Event Hometown/High School (College)
Geoff Albaugh Geoff Albaugh Sr. Distance Middleville, Mich./Catholic Central
Jesus Alvarado Jesus Alvarado Jr. Middle Distance Grand Rapids, Mich./Creston
Jimmy Birney Jimmy Birney Fr. Distance Brighton, Mich./Brighton
Ray Bordeaux Ray Bordeaux Jr. Sprints Belding, Mich./Belding
Jeff Cherry Jeff Cherry So. Distance Hesperia, Mich./Hesperia
Adam Cichon Adam Cichon Fr. Middle Distance Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood
Grant Cook Grant Cook So. Distance Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern
Tanin Eckhoff Tanin Eckhoff Fr. Jumps/Hurdles Middleville, Mich./Thornapple-Kellog
Chris Eggenberger Chris Eggenberger So. Sprints Rockford, Mich./Rockford
Dan Foley Dan Foley Sr. Distance Howell, Mich./Powers Catholic
Chris Ford Chris Ford So. Jumps Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic
Sam Freeman Sam Freeman Fr. Sprints Grand Rapids, Mich./Creston
Stephen Glinski Stephen Glinski Sr. Distance Warren, Mich./DeLaSalle
Steven Griffith Steven Griffith Fr. Distance Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis
Grant Gunneson Grant Gunneson Sr. Middle Distance Rockford, Mich./Rockford
Luke Hawley Luke Hawley So. Middle Distance East Jordan, Mich./East Jordan
Aaron Hodges Aaron Hodges Fr. Vault Cadillac, Mich./Cadillac
Andy Houser Andy Houser Fr. Hurdles Pittsford, Mich./Pittsford
Stephen Huizing Stephen Huizing Sr. Middle Distance Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood
Tyler Johnson Tyler Johnson Fr. Sprints Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City West
Devon Joslin Devon Joslin So. Middle Distance Muskegon,. Mich./Reeths-Puffer/Muskegon CC
Troy Kauffman Troy Kauffman Fr. Distance Pontiac, Mich./Notre Dame Prep
Gabe Lundgren Gabe Lundgren So. Middle Distance Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores
Kevin Mahar Kevin Mahar Sr. Distance Hartland, Mich./Hartland
Ryan Makinen Ryan Makinen So. Sprints Dewitt, Mich./Dewitt
Alex Martinez Alex Martinez Jr. Distance Grand Rapids, Mich./Wyoming Rogers
Clayton McNamara Clayton McNamara Fr. Hurdles
Brendan Molony Brendan Molony Sr. Distance Kalamazoo, Mich./Hackett Catholic
Shay Ostyn Shay Ostyn So. Distance Grant, Mich./Grant
Ryan Parminter Ryan Parminter Jr. Sprints Newaygo, Mich./Newaygo
Jason Parnell Jason Parnell Jr. Sprints Byron Center, Mich./Byron Center
Brad Perschbacher Brad Perschbacher Jr. Distance Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central
Eric Reed Eric Reed So. Sprints Reed City, Mich./Reed City
Alvaro Romero Alvaro Romero Sr. Jumps SSCC Recoleta/Universidad Nacional Agraria La
Michael Shearon Michael Shearon Jr. Jumps Brighton, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central
Joe Slomski Joe Slomski Jr. Sprints Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic
Zach Stepanovich Zach Stepanovich So. Distance Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern
Nicholas Tarsa Nicholas Tarsa Fr. Distance Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central
Caleb Teachout Caleb Teachout Jr. Middle Distance Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic
Jacob Towne Jacob Towne So. Distance Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern
Andrew Vojtko Andrew Vojtko Sr. Middle Distance St. Joseph, Mich./Lake Michigan Catholic
Clay Weidenhamer Clay Weidenhamer So. Throws Sparta, Mich./Sparta
Nick Whise Nick Whise So. Middle Distance St. Joseph, Mich./St. Joseph
Tom Willet Tom Willet So. Middle Distance Sparta, Mich./Sparta
Dionte Williams Dionte Williams Fr. Sprints Kentwood, Mich./Kellogsville
Cody Wininger Cody Wininger So. Throws Hopkins, Mich./Hopkins
 

Coaches

Dave Wood

DAVE WOOD Head Coach

Dave Wood begins his 18th season as the Head Track & Field Coach. Wood's tenure has been nothing short of phenomenal. He has directed the men's and women's programs from the basement in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) to the head of the pack. The Saints' have won twenty WHAC indoor and outdoor team titles since 1998. Success under Wood's direction hasn't been limited to the conference level. Competing at the NAIA National Championships both indoors and outdoors, Saints' athletes earned All-American honors 75 times including four NAIA National Champions and four runners-up finishes during Wood's tenure. Those accomplishments have earned Wood seven NAIA Regional Coach of the Year awards. The Saints' success under Wood's direction comes as no surprise. The 1972 Michigan Class A mile champion and a middle distance standout at Central Michigan University, Wood has been developing team and individual champions at the high school, junior college and collegiate level since his first coaching assignment at Grand Rapids Union High School, his alma mater, in 1976. A USATF Level II certified coach in the sprints and hurdles, Wood came to Aquinas after an outstanding twelve-year stint as Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Ferris State University. Wood was honored with a total of 10 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) "Coach of the Year" awards while guiding the Bulldogs to 11 GLIAC Championships in cross country and track & field. In addition to having his teams consistently ranked in the NCAA II top 20, Wood was recognized four times as NCAA II Great Lakes Region "Coach of the Year". His success at the national level was highlighted by 35 All-Americans, three National Champions and a seventh place finish at the NCAA II Outdoor Track & Field Championships during his tenure as Ferris State's coach.

 
Coach Wojciakowski MIKE WOJCIAKOWSKI Assistant Coach
A 1997 Aquinas College graduate, Mike Wojciakowski is in his 16th year as the Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track Coach at Aquinas College. "Woj's" success with the middle distance and distance runners has been exceptional. He has directed the men's and women's Cross Country teams to 15 WHAC Championships, six Region VIII championships and ten "Top 10" finishes at the NAIA National Championships, including a second place finish in 2004 (the highest national finish for any team in Aquinas College history) and a third place finish in 2008. A 15-time WHAC Coach of the Year, Woj's success on the track has been just as spectacular. The Saints recently won a National Championship in the Men's 4x800 Relay at the 2012 NAIA Outdoor Championships under Woj's direction. He has sent numerous athletes to the indoor and outdoor national championships, 37 of them receiving All American recognition a total of 74 times. Mike has guided many runners to the Saints top five all time performance list as well. A USA Track and Field Level II certified coach in the distance events, Woj's knowledge, personal approach and work ethic has been responsible for developing the Saints distance program into one of the best small college programs in the nation. A four year varsity letter winner in both cross country and track for the Saints, Wojciakowski captained both teams during his senior year. An outstanding student as well as a runner, Wojciakowski earned Academic All American honors in cross country his senior year. Mike and his wife, Amorena, and their two daughters, Cecelia (3) & Julia (10 months), reside on the northwest side of Grand Rapids.
 
Coach Reilly

NEIL REILLY Assistant Coach

Neil Reilly begins his 13th year on the Saints' coaching staff. A 1988 Aquinas College graduate, this is Reilly's second stint with the Saints as he was as an assistant coach from 1989-90 following his graduation from Aquinas.

 
An All-State discus thrower for Traverse City St. Francis in 1984, Reilly's contribution has been significant. Under his direction the throwing events have produced 18 individual WHAC Champions, 30 national qualifiers and eight All-Americans. In addition, Reilly's athletes have rewritten the record books in the throwing events.
 
A four year letter-winner for the Saints' from 1985-88, Reilly enjoyed a stellar career as a "thrower" at Aquinas. A three-time national qualifier in the 35 lb. Weight, Reilly was recognized twice as a NAIA Academic All-American. The former school record holder in the 35 lb. Weight, Reilly is listed in the top-five performance list in every throwing event for the Saints.
 
Coach Baker

JIM BAKER Assistant Coach

Starting his ninth year on the Saints' coaching staff, Jim Baker brings a wealth of experience and abilities as both a coach and athlete. A graduate of Central Michigan University, Baker earned four letters in both cross country and track & field while running in a CMU singlet. In addition Baker won a Mid-American Conference title at 800 meters and has run a personal best of 1:48.0 for that distance. Baker enjoyed notable success as a high school coach at Rockford High School for the past 17 years. During his tenure as Head Coach Baker directed the team to four conference championships, three regional titles, two MITCA team state titles and two MHSAA Track & Field Finals runner-up finishes. In addition he has had numerous athletes earn All-State and All-Conference honors. While a middle distance runner by trade, Baker has significant experience coaching all the running events. A USATF Level I Coach, Baker will use that expertise to assist with the Saints' sprint and hurdle squads.

 
   
 

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