McKendree Track & Field / Cross Country Camps
Graduate Assistant - Mid-Distance, Distance, Recruiting CoordinatorHannah Inyart
Inyart enters her third season as an assistant coach with the Bearcats in the fall of 2017, supporting both the cross country and track and field programs. After both the men’s and women’s teams were represented at the NCAA Midwest regional championships in cross country for the first time in ‘16, she helped track and field teams prepare for what would end up being the most successful indoor and outdoor seasons in program history. This indoors, Inyart helped the women’s program earn their highest GLVC team place (4th) and guided the women’s program’s first NCAA First-Team All-American, Quincy McSweeney in the 800m Run and a new school record of 2:09.02. Inyart would also help lead the women’s distance medley relay break one of her own school records when she competed for McKendree. Outdoors she helped guide McSweeney to another program first All-American honor and school record of 2:06.17.
As an athlete, Inyart paved the way for the women’s program as she closed a stellar senior campaign at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships in the spring of 2015. Primarly a distance runner, Inyart etched her name in the record books after breaking long-time marks in both the 1500m and 10,000m as well as several distance relays. Her times of 4:38.48 and 35:28.16 would place her amongst the GLVC to which her 10,000m effort qualified her to the NCAA championships. Inyart also accumulated two All-Academic awards in her senior season, was a six-time GLVC All-Conference recipient, and earned the Council of Presidents Academic Excellence Award.
Inyart continues to train and race for the Lebanon Project, a post-collegiate running club located in Lebanon, IL while residing in Belleville, IL.
Volunteer Assistant - ThrowsKrystin Baker
Coach Baker has led the men’s and women’s throws groups for McKendree University since the fall of 2015. Her guidance and coaching style were an immediate success as she directed Ryan Pearce to the GLVC Athlete of the Year award outdoors in 2016. This indoors, the Bearcats would score in both the men’s and women’s shot put. The first time this has happened in school history with the GLVC. Outdoors, she guided Ryan Pearce to the men’s programs first field national qualifier as he broke the school record in the discus with over a 55m throw a the GLVC Championships; he finished 15th in the country at the NCAA Championships in Bradenton, FL.
At the Outdoor GLVC Championships in 2017, the men’s throws groups scored 31 points on their way to the team title. In both indoors and outdoors the men’s and women’s throws group scored a total of 64 points towards the team’s highest team places ever.
Baker holds McKendree’s freshman shotput record and helped the Bearcats win several conference championships indoor and outdoor. Before obtaining her most recent position, Coach Baker helped her previous high school break several records and obtain several throws state qualifiers in her short time.
A stellar student, she has earned multiple graduate degrees and currently resides in Belleville, IL while working at Dupo High School.
Graduate Assistant - Long Springs, Hurdles, Horizontal JumpsReagan Beal
Beal recently completed his second season with the Bearcats as he helped contribute to the men’s best team-finishes ever. Under his tutelage, the men’s sprints/jumps/hurdles scored over 60 points towards the Men’s Outdoor GLVC Championship. He has also guided DeMontez McCray to three GLVC Athlete of the Year awards on his way to five NCAA All-American honors, where indoors of 2017 he finished 2nd in the 200m Dash.
Before heading to the Midwest, Beal attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, Florida) and earned his bachelors in Social Sciences, Psychology from Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, Georgia). As a student-athlete, Beal achieved several record-breaking performances. While at Embry-Riddle, Beal earned the school record in the 400m dash, 4x100m dash, and the 4x400m dash. Beal was also deemed an NAIA All-American as well as two-time recipient of the NAIA Champion of Character award.
During his first year at Kennesaw State, Beal won the Atlantic Sun Conference title in the 400m, 4x100m, and 4x400m, broke Kennesaw State's 400m record, and qualified for NCAA division I Championships first rounds in the 400m dash as well as the 4x100m relay. The following year Beal would capture the Atlantic Sun title the 100m, 200m, 4x100m, and 4x400m titles earning him Atlantic Suns Most Valuable Runner award.
Since graduating, Beal has coached on several levels ranging from preschool aged athletes to collegiate athletes.
Sports Psychology Consultant
Coach Powell is also a graduate of McKendree University as well as a national champion and school record holder. He particpated for the Bearcats during the early 2000s, contributing to the programs first and only national championship. Powell currently works with individuals of all ages as a sports psychology consultant.
During the summer camps of 2015, Powell’s session was a hit for the campers as he addressed the mental aspect of training and winning.