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Salem College XC Invitational 2009

Results Salem College Cross Country Invitational 2009 ResultsDate of Meet: September12, 2009Schedule9:00 am College Men 8k10:00 am College Women 5kTBD College Awards12:00 pm High School Boys 5k12:45 pm High School Girls 5kTBD High School AwardsDistance: College Men - 8000mCollege Women - 5000mHighSchool Races - 5000mCourse: 85% grass and trails, 15%...

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2009 Cross Country Schedule

Date Event Location Time Sept. 5 USC Upstate Eye Opener Meet Spartanburg, SC Results Sept. 12 Salem College Home Meet Winston-Salem Results Sept. 19 Guilford College XC Carnival Greensboro Results Sept. 26 Citadel Invitational Charleston, SC Results Oct. 10 Furman Invitational Greenville, SC Results Oct. 17 Old North State Invitational...

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Marek featured in Winston-Salem Journal

April 07, 2009 http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/apr/07/sweeping-in-the-new/news/

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Marek hired as new cross country coach

April 6, 2009 Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Shawn Marek as the new Head Cross Country Coach. Marek has been involved as an athlete and coach in Cross Country and Track and Field for almost 20 years. He attended Saint Bonaventure University,...

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Olveda leads a strong XC and track & field recruiting class

May 22, 2010 Winston-Salem, NC-Natali Olveda (Litchfield Park, AZ; Verrado High School) leads a strong recruiting class for Salem College's cross country and track field teams. Olveda has been a top runner on the Verrado High School team, in the 4A II Skyline Region, and finished 36th in the Arizona...

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Training for a 5K course is a success

May 08, 2010Winston-Salem, NC-The Salem College physical education department introduced Training for a 5K as a new course this spring semester. The purpose of the course was to train Salem students to prepare for a five-kilometer road race. The class culminated with the members participating in the Susan G. Komen...

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Coach Shawn Marek wins Half-Marathon Race

March 20, 2010High Point, NC-Shawn Marek, the head cross country and outdoor track and field coach at Salem, won the North Carolina 1/2 Marathon this past weekend. He ran the 13.1 mile race in 1:14.58, which is a 5:43 mile pace. The NC 1/2 Marathon was run as part of...

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Cross Country selected as USTFCCCA Scholar Team

March 05, 2010 New Orleans, LA-The Salem College cross country team was selected as a 2009 United States Track Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)Division III Scholar Team. The team carried a 3.62 GPA in 2009. Salem was the only Great South team represented out of the 153 DIII...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 sets five personal records at Citadel

September 26, 2009 Charleston, SC- The Salem College cross country team finished 6th out of 8 teams in the Citadel Invitational Division II race this morning. Salem had five runners set personal records on the 5k course. Julie Piernikowski (Potomac, MD) set her personal record (22:14), and was 24th overall...

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Cross Country finishes strong at Guilford Carnival

September 19, 2009 Winston-Salem, NC- The Salem College cross country team finished in fourth of nine teams at the Guilford College Carnival. Julie Piernikowski (Potomac, MD) led the Spirits on the 6k course in a time of 27:58. She finished in 18th of 70 runners at the meet. Salem had...

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Cross Country finishes fourth in 2009 Salem Invitational

September 12, 2009 Winston-Salem, NC- The Salem College cross country team finished fourth out of twelve teams in the 2009 Salem X-C Invitational. The meet consisted of a men's and women's college race, and also two high school races. Salem was led by Julie Piernikowski (Potomac, MD) who finished the...

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Featured Athlete of the Week-Julie Piernikowski

Name: Julie Piernikowski Year: Junior Birthdate: May 25, 1989 Hometown: Potomac, MD High School: Richard Montgomery Family: Debora (mother), John (father), Brian (brother), Bethany (sister) Hobbies: Eating, Listening to music, Reading Honors:Julie has been selected to the NCAA Association of Division III Cross Country Honorable Mention Team for the past...

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Cross Country breaks several personal records in first meet

September 5, 2009 Spartanburg, SC- The Salem College cross country team competed in their first meet of the season at the Eye Opener Meet hosted by USC-Upstate. Salem competed in the College Women Division II (5K) race with nine NCAA Division II schools, a NAIA school, and a junior college....

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Marek hopes to lead cross country to strong season

August 12, 2009 Winston-Salem, NC-Cross Country at Salem hopes to build on their past two years of success with a lot of returning talent and a large incoming class. The team will be headed by first year coach, Shawn Marek, who has seven returning runners and eight new runners to...

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Cross Country to host Salem Invitational in 2009

Salem College Invitational 2009 Date of Meet: September 12, 2009 Schedule of Races: College Men: 9 am College Women: 9:45 am High School Boys: 10:30 am High School Girls: 11:00 am Distance: College Men - 8000m College Women - 5000m High School Races - 5000m Course: 85% grass and trails,...

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2009 Cross Country Roster

Name Hometown Year Emily Abel Otto, NC FY Ariel Barker Monroe, NC Sr. Julie Bigsby Salisbury, NC Sr. Kaycee Ingram Mt. Ulla, NC So. Lauren Meek Draper, VA Sr. Stephanie Mendez Atlanta, GA FY Catherine Mixon Simpsonville, SC So. Esther Mueller Kernersville, NC FY Julie Piernikowski Potomac, MD Jr. Samantha...

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