McKendree Track & Field / Cross Country Camps
Graduate Assistant - Mid-Distance, Distance, Recruiting CoordinatorHannah Inyart
Hannah 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 2016, she helped track and field squads prepare for what would end up being the most successful indoor and outdoor seasons in program history. During the indoor season, Inyart helped the women’s program earn its highest Great Lakes Valley Conference team place (fourth) and guided the women’s program’s first NCAA First-Team All-American, Quincy McSweeney, in the 800-meter run along with a new school record of 2:09.02. Inyart would also helped 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 a studen-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. Primarily a distance runner, Inyart etched her name in the record books after breaking long-time marks at both 1,500 meters and 10,000 meters as well as several distance relays. Her times of 4:38.48 and 35:28.16, respectively, would place Inyart amongst the top GLVC times, and her 10,000-meter 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 while residing in nearby Belleville.
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.
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.