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McKendree Track and Field-XC Camps
McKendree Track and Field-XC Camps

McKendree Track & Field / Cross Country Camps

Camp Counselors

In addition to the Bearcat track and field staff during the season, the following individuals join throughout the camp series to assist in coaching the campers. Each of these coaches were once athletes at McKendree University, several of who were national champions for our very own programs. We welcome their enthusiasm for the sport, their love for our University, and their desire to coach and teach those who walk through our doors.
 

Name: Quincy McSweeney
Year in school: Junior
Major: Secondary Education with an emphasis in Biology
Hometown and High School: Eureka, IL, Eureka High School
Events: 800, DMR, 4x4
Accomplishments: 2-time NCAA national qualifier (Outdoor ‘16, Indoor ‘17)... finished 8th in the nation for indoor Track and Field 2017… 2:08.47 personal best in the 800…All-Academic 2016...multi-time school record holder. 
Fun Fact: If you could be any cartoon character for a week, who would you be and why? “If I could be any cartoon character for a week, I would be Jerry from Tom and Jerry, because he always wins and is always having fun.”

Name: Tyler Manion
Year in school: Junior
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown and High School: Granite City, IL, Granite City High School
Events: Distance, Steeplechase 
Accomplishments: 3k indoor Personal Best of 8:53, freshman school record holder in the steeplechase (9:42), made the Dean’s list twice, GLVC Academic All-Conference 2015-2017
Fun Fact: What’s your most embarrassing memory? “I peed my pants in the library in Kindergarten.”

Name: Zach Manion
Year in school: Junior
Major: Undecided 
Hometown and High School: Granite City, IL, Granite City High School
Events: Steeplechase 
Accomplishments: Competed for the Bearcats in the NCAA Cross Country Regional and GLVC Championships. 
Fun Fact: What’s your favorite knock knock joke? “Knock knock! Who’s there? Deja. Deja who? Knock knock!”

Name:  Mollie Bowman
Year in school: Senior
Major: Business Administration/Management
Hometown and High School: Sullivan, IL, Sullivan High School
Events: Long Jump, Triple Jump, 200, 400, 4x1, 4x4, 400, 400 Hurdles
Accomplishments: Has scored points at every conference meet since beginning her collegiate career.
Fun Fact: What’s the strangest thing you’ve done to avoid/instead of studying? “Thrown fruit”

Name:  Becca McKee
Year in school: Senior
Major: Health and Wellness
Hometown and High School: Morris, IL, Morris Community High School
Events: 60, 100, 200, 4x1, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Accomplishments: Scored team points in outdoor conference 2016, and indoor conference 2017, adding to the bearcats’ highest ever conference ranking as a team.
Fun Fact: If you had infinite free time, what’s the first thing you would do, and why? “Think about what to do, because what is free time?”

Name:  Ciara Jones
Year in school: Senior
Major: Biopsychology with a minor in Occupational Therapy
Hometown and High School:  O’Fallon, IL, O’Fallon Township High School
Events: 60-100 Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Accomplishments: Three time National Provisional Qualifier in Triple Jump, All-Academic for two years, All-Conference two years (medically redshirted freshman year).
Fun Fact: What do you first remember wanting “to be when you grew up” as a kid? “I wanted a pet shop with only animals that had fur! Mainly cats.”

Name:  Chase Hagene
Year in school: Senior
Major: Business Administration/Management
Hometown and High School: Nashville, IL, Nashville Community High School
Events: Shot Put, Javelin, Discus, Hammer
Accomplishments: National Provisional Qualifier in Discus 2016, and Placed second in the conference 2016 in discus 
Fun Fact: What’s your ideal comfort food/favorite meal? “Steak dinner, number one”

Name:  Tsi Tsi Mahachi
Year in school: Freshman
Major: Economics and Finance
Hometown and High School: Harare, Zimbabwe
Events: 100, 200, 400
Accomplishments: 4-time junior champion in 400, 56.03 Personal 400 Best, 24.90 Personal 200 Best
Fun Fact: What is the grossest thing you’d do for $100? “Take an ice bath in the same water after all the football guys”

Name: Jordyn Looman
Year in school: Senior
Major: Biology (Pre-Dental)
Hometown and High School: Centralia, IL, Centralia High School
Events: 400, 4x4
Accomplishments: Conference medalist in the 4x4, 58.72 personal best
Fun Fact: Who do you admire most/look up to most in life? “The person I admire the most is my grandfather. He was hardworking and compassionate to everyone he met. He left behind a great legacy and I hope to be half the person he was.”

Name: Scott Stokes
Year in school: Senior
Major: Social Work
Hometown and High School: Pana, IL, Pana High School
Events: Heptathlon, Decathlon
Accomplishments: Scott is a brand new addition to the team, and has only proven his dedication and improvement in every event through practices. He has raced a total of three times, but is learning every aspect of track quicker than anyone. Whether it’s running, or throwing the jav, or any of the jumps, he’s the fastest learner we have.
Fun Fact: Which of the seven dwarfs is most like you, and why? “Doc, because I took a Facebook Quiz to see which one I am.”