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Women's Track & Field

Women'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 and Results | Team Roster | Coach Profiles
 
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2014 Schedule & Results

Indoor Track Schedule
DATE EVENT/SITE TIME/PLACE
Fri., Dec. 6 GVSU Laker Early Bird/Allendale, Mich. Results
Fri., Dec. 13 GVSU Holiday Open/ Allendale, Mich.

Results

Fri., Jan. 10 @ Calvin College/Grand Rapids, Mich. Results
Fri., Jan. 17 Mike Lints Open/ Allendale, Mich.

Results

Fri. - Sat.,

Jan. 24-25

Findlay Classic/Findlay, Ohio Results
Fri., Jan. 31 Trine Invitational #2/Angola, Ind. Results
Sat., Feb. 8 Indiana Wesleyan Midwest Classic/Marion, Ind. Results
Sat., Feb. 15 Calvin College Invitational/Grand Rapids, Mich. Results
Sat., Feb. 22

WHAC Championships/Angola, Ind.

Meet Schedule

5th out of 7
Sat., March 1 Calvin Indoor Championships/Grand Rapids, Mich. Results

Thurs. - Sat.,

March 6-8

 

NAIA Indoor Championships/Geneva, Ohio

Results

 
Outdoor Track Schedule
DATE EVENT/SITE TIME/PLACE

Fri., Sat.,

March 28-29

 

Grand Rapids Open/Grand Rapids, Mich.

 

Canceled
Sat., April 5 Bellarmine Invitational/Louisville, Kentucky

Results

Sat., Aptil 12 Siena Heights Invitational/Adrian, Mich. Results

Fri. - Sat.,

April 18-19

Heart of the Bluegrass Classic/Lexington, Kentucky

Results

Fri. - Sat.,

April 25-26

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

Meet Information

4 p.m./1 p.m.

Thurs. - Fri.,

May 1-2

WHAC Championships/Adrian, Mich.

TBA
Wed., May 7

Aquinas Twilight/Grand Rapids, Mich.

TBA

Fri., May 9

GVSU Last Chance Meet/Allendale, Mich. TBA
Thu.-Sat., May 22-24 NAIA Outdoor Championships/Gulf Shores, Alabama TBA
 

Roster

Photos Name Yr. Event Hometown/High School (College)
Sydney Anderson Sydney Anderson Fr. Middle Distance Livonia, Mich./Churchill
Mary Bogardus Mary Bogardus So. Middle Distance Grandville, Mich./Grandville
Kelsey Carpenter Kelsey Carpenter Sr. Distance Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic
Fiana Comer Fiana Comer So. Sprints Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood
Tori DeSira Tori DeSira Fr. Hurdles Dewitt, Mich./Dewitt/GRCC
Jessica Dippel Jessica Dippel Sr. Distance Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood
Alicia Dorko Alicia Dorko Sr. Vault Schoolcraft, Mich./Schoolcraft
Krystin Dreyer Krystin Dreyer Jr. Middle Distance Gaylord, Mich./Gaylord
Kailey Flint Kailey Flint Fr. Sprints/Jumps Lake City, Mich./Lake City/Grand Valley State
Kelsey Grigg Kelsey Grigg Fr. Middle Distance Glen Lake, Mich./Glen Lake
Ellen Hackett Ellen Hackett Fr. Distance Grand Rapids, Mich./West Catholic
Emily Hazelbach Emily Hazelbach So. Distance Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia
Abby Heiler Abby Heiler Fr. Middle Distance St. Charles, Mich./St. Charles
Kaitlyn Henniger Kaitlyn Henniger Jr. Sprints St. Charles, Mich./St. Charles
Erika Heston Erika Heston Jr. Sprints/Hurdles Haslett, Mich./Haslett
Kaitlin Hogan Kaitlin Hogan Fr. Throws Traverse City, Mich./Traverse City Central
Kyra Hull Kyra Hull So. Thrower Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern
Marissa Ingersoll Marissa Ingersoll So. Sprints Fife Lake, Mich./Forest Area High School
Amber Jefferson Amber Jefferson So. Sprints Muskegon, Mich./Reeths Puffer
Lindsey Karpowicz Lindsey Karpowicz Sr. Throws Grandville, Mich./Grandville
Tori Killian Tori Killian Fr. Middle Distance Charlotte, Mich./Seton Home Study School
Alex King Alex King So. Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps Lakeview, Mich./Lakeview
Courtney Klawieter Courtney Klawieter So. Sprints Rockford, Mich./Rockford
Dana Kolnitys Dana Kolnitys Jr. Sprints/Hurdles Tawas, Mich./Tawas
Kayleigh Kramer Kayleigh Kramer Jr. Middle Distance Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview
Kathy Middaugh Kathy Middaugh Fr. Distance Newyago, Mich./Newyago
Cara Minto Cara Minto Fr. Middle Distance Plainwell, Mich./Plainwell
Clare Naughton Clare Naughton So. Distance Northville, Mich./Northville
Melissa Nelson Melissa Nelson Fr. Throws Dearborn Heights, Mich./Allen Park Cabrini
Hayley Owczarak Hayley Owczarak Fr. Distance Essexville, Mich./Garber
Crysta Paganelli Crysta Paganelli So. Distance Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview
Megan Pendleton Megan Pendleton Fr. Throws Lindsey, Ohio/Woodmore
Allison Phillips Allison Phillips Fr. Sprints Palmyra, New York/Palmyra-Macedon
Taylor Pryde Taylor Pryde So. Middle Distance Hartland, Mich./Hartland
Micaila Rice Micaila Rice So. Sprints Schoolcraft, Mich./Schoolcraft
Catie Rietsema Catie Rietsema Jr. Distance Rockford, Mich./Rockford
Johanna Samson Johanna Samson Fr. Sprints Rockford,Mich./GR Catholic Central
Megan Skinner Megan Skinner So. Distance Hartland, Mich./Hartland
Aileen Smith Aileen Smith Fr. Distance Shelby Township, Mich./Cardinal Mooney Catholic
Rachael Steil Rachael Steil Jr. Distance Grandville, Mich./Grandville
Carley Woolcott Carley Woolcott So. Distance Huron, Mich./New Boston
 

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 Woj 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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