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Featured Athlete of the Week- Julie Bigsby

Full Name: Julie Ann Bigsby Sport: Cross Country High School: West Rowan Hometown: Salisbury, NC Year: Junior Hobbies: Reading, Running, Scrapbooking This year in cross country: Julie just broke her personal record in the 5K Citadel Invitational this past weekend in a time of 23:32. She finished the division II...

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Cross Country competes well at Furman Invitational

October 10, 2009 Furman, SC-The Salem College cross country team finished in 12th place out of 16 teams at the Furman Invitational. The team defeated fellow GSAC competitor, Piedmont College, in the meet. Julie Piernikowski (Potomac, MD) once again was the top runner for the Spirits on the 5k course...

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Cross Country finishes in sixth at Guilford Inviational

October 17, 2009 Greensboro, NC- The Salem College cross country team finished in 6th place out of 12 teams at the Guilford College Quaker Invitational 8 kilometer race this morning. The team had 8 personal records and 1 season best in the meet. Julie Piernikowski (Potomac, MD) finished first for...

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Coach Marek finishes 72nd at Marine Corps Marathon

October 25, 2009 Washington, D.C.-Shawn Marek, the head cross country coach at Salem College, competed in the Marine Corps Marathon this past Sunday and finished 72nd out of 21,279 finishers. Marek was 19th out of 1,860 finishers in his age division, and finished in 2 hours and 50 minutes and...

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Cross Country finishes in second at GSAC Championships

November 07, 2009 LaGrange, GA-The Salem College cross country team finished in second out of six teams at the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) Championships today. All ten of Salem's runners ran the six kilometer (6K) course in their fastest time. Salem came in second to Huntingdon College by 17...

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Piernikowski and Mendez selected to GSAC XC All-Conference teams

November 07, 2009 LaGrange, GA-Two Salem College cross country runners were selected to the Great South Athletic All-Conference teams this afternoon. Julie Piernikowski, a junior from Potomac, MD, and Stephanie Mendez, a first year from Atlanta, GA, were both selected to the team. Mendez was also selected to the GSAC...

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Salem to add Outdoor Track Program

November 10, 2009 Winston-Salem, NC-Salem College is delighted to announce it will sponsor an outdoor track and field program instituted for the 2010-2011 academic year. Athletic director Kim Fierke said the new program is in response both to the needs of current student athletes and to interest expressed by students...

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Cross Country competes strong at NCAA South/Southeast Regionals

November 14, 2009 Greensboro, NC-The Salem College cross country team ran a strong race at the NCAA South/Southeast Region Meet, which was hosted by Guilford College. The team defeated all Great South competitors in the meet, and avenged a loss to Huntingdon College from the GSAC Championships. Salem finished in...

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Featured Athlete of the Week-Stephanie Mendez

Full Name: Stephanie Mendez Escarela Sport: Cross Country Hometown: Atlanta, GA High School: North Springs Charter School Height: 4'10 Birthday: August 29, 1991 Year: First-year 2009 Cross Country Season: Stephanie was a Great South Athletic All-Conference performer as a first-year runner. She was also placed on the GSAC All-Freshman team...

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Janele Marek honored by Triad Business Journal

March 01, 2010 Winston-Salem, NC- Salem College's Janele Marek was honored by the Triad Business Journal as a Top 40 Under 40 leader. Marek, an account director at The Woodbine Agency, is currently the assistant basketball, cross country, and outdoor track and field coach at Salem. The Business Journal honors...

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