2010-11 Women's Track & Field
Ryan Scheckel
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Ryan Scheckel
Assistant Coach
10th Season

Scheckel, a certified Level II United States Track & Field Coach, has produced outstanding results since taking over Mount Mercy's cross country program prior to the 2001-02 season.

He was the NAIA Region VII Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2001 after guiding the Mustangs to the regional championship and a berth in the NAIA national meet. In the fall of 2003, Scheckel was the Midwest Classic Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year after leading both squads to MCC titles -- the first ever for the Mustang men. He claimed the women's coach of the year award again in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 when Mount Mercy won the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth MCC women's titles in school history. Scheckel was the MCC Men's Coach of the Year for the second time in 2010 after leading the Mustangs to their second league championship.

As the men's and women's track & field coach from 2001-2010, Scheckel led the women's squad to five straight MCC outdoor championships (2004-08). He was named MCC Women's Track & Field Coach of the Year in each of those seasons, as well as in 2010 when the Mustangs were runner-up in the MCC.

Over the past 10 years, the Mustang cross country programs have had 17 individual NAIA national meet qualifiers, while the track & field squads have had 48 athletes compete at NAIA national meets. During that time, the cross country and track & field programs have also counted 31 NAIA Scholar-Athletes. In 2010, the Mustang men's and women's cross country and men's and women's track & field teams were all named NAIA Scholar Teams.

Prior to coaching at Mount Mercy, Scheckel was a member of the Mustang men's cross country and track & field teams. A two-year captain and MVP of the men's track & field team, he set six school records and was a two-time NAIA indoor track & field national meet qualifier. Scheckel was also the Most Valuable Performer of the 2001 MCC Outdoor Track & Field Championships after winning four titles at the annual conference meet.
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Erin BehanSRDistance Independence, IowaIndependence H.S.
Anne BrunoFRDistance Maquoketa, IowaAndrew H.S.
Shelby DaisySODistance Arlington, IowaStarmont H.S.
Kara DanielsenJRDistance Eldridge, IowaNorth Scott H.S.
Keely DanielsenJRDistance Eldridge, IowaNorth Scott H.S.
Wendi DunnFRDistance Alta Vista, IowaCharles City H.S.
Kelsey HansenSRThrows Alton, IowaSpalding Catholic H.S.
Taylor HelmsSODistance Walker, IowaNorth Linn H.S.
Paula HermsenJRMid-distance New Vienna, IowaBeckman H.S.
Jenna HigginsSOJavelin, sprint Eldridge, IowaNorth Scott H.S.
Mackenzie HolladayFRDistance Wilton, IowaWilton H.S.
Nikki HotzJRJavelin, sprint Brandon, IowaVinton-Shellsburg H.S.
Jacqueline KaneJRMid-distance Marion, IowaMarion H.S.
Cortni KooiJRJumps, sprints Clinton, IowaClinton H.S.
Amaris MyersSOThrows Meservey, IowaWest Fork H.S.
Stephanie NibaurSODistance Elma, IowaCrestwood H.S.
Beca OrvellaSRHurdles Decorah, IowaDecorah H.S.
Beth RippergerSRMid-distance Knoxville, IowaKnoxville, Iowa/Kirkwood C.C.
Janae RosienSRJumps, sprints Washington, IowaKirkwood C.C.
Leah SchultzSODistance Mount Pleasant, IowaMount Pleasant H.S.
Emilie WarrenSRSprints Mount Auburn, IowaCenter Point-Urbana H.S.
Larissa WildenSOMulti-events Clinton, IowaClinton H.S.
Britney YotterJRDistance Wapello, IowaWapello H.S./Iowa
Kori YotterSRMid-distance Wapello, IowaWapello H.S.
Allie ZiskovskyFRThrows Cedar Rapids, IowaC.R. Prairie H.S./Missouri
Ryan Scheckel - Assistant Coach - 10th season
Stephanie Francois-Miller - Assistant Coach - 6th season
Jennifer Duffy - Assistant Coach - 6th season
Jamie Jimison - Head Coach - 1st season
Damion Drummond - Strength & Conditioning Coach - 1st season
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