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2018 JennaStrong Fall Classic Information

2018 JennaStrong Fall Classic Information

2018 JENNASTRONG FALL CLASSIC (6th/26th Annual)


Friday, October 12, 2018
Wilmington College
For GPS-enter 700 Elm St. Wilmington, Ohio 45177


The 26th edition of the Wilmington College Fall Classic will be the sixth to honor our fallen teammate Jenna Parlette.  On August 31, 2013 Jenna collapsed while leading the Franklin Invitational and passed away 3 days later.  Jenna was a student-athlete who overcame many medical obstacles in her life to become an outstanding runner.  We are all blessed that Jenna was a part of our school/cross country family and we all miss her dearly!  To celebrate Jenna’s life we renamed the WC Fall Classic-The JENNASTRONG Fall Classic.          



Course Inspection                   3:00 pm
Women’s Race 5K                   4:30 pm
Men’s Race 8K                        5:15 pm
Presentation of Awards            6:15 pm

Nature of Course: The course is relatively flat as it winds through the campus, through creeks, the arboretum, pastures, a farm, and through the woods.  Course maps will be included in your packets on race day, and are also available on the web at on our cross country homepage.

Course Records:

Men:                2011                Dee Salukombo,          Denison                       24:33.05

Women:           2012                Sharon Ronoh,            Lindsey Wilson           17:11.45                    

Awards: Awards to the top 35 finishers in each race, Nike Backpacks for the Individual Winners of each Race. The first two teams in each race will receive awards.  Awards will be presented near the finish line at 6:15 pm or as soon as we have results.  Results will be available to coaches before you leave.  There will be a Live results link that you can access at , during the finish of both races. Results will also be posted at and

Entry Fee & Entries: Entry Fee is $100 per team, $200 for a men’s and women’s team.   Make sure checks are payable to Wilmington College Athletics.  You may send the entry fee ahead of time or bring payment with you to the meet.  All entries will be done at On direct Athletics search for Jenna Strong CC Invitational – Wilmington College.  You may also go to and search for JennaStrong Fall Classic and it will point you to the direct athletics site. If you have questions please direct them to Mike Chatfield at  All entries should be completed by Tuesday, October 9th by 5:00 pm (This is probably different than Mike’s website, but will help my SID in putting together a program for the meet).    

Teams that participated in 2017: Wilmington, Mt. St. Joe, Hanover, Muskingum, Wittenberg (W only), Mount Vernon Nazarene, Thomas More, Ohio Dominican, Berea, Urbana, IU East, Rio Grande, Franklin, Transylvania, Defiance, Anderson, Macomb Community College, Ohio Christian University, Wooster,  Cleveland State (W only), IU Kokomo, Cincinnati Christian, Ohio Valley, Capital, Ohio State Running Club, Wilberforce, Cuyahoga Community College (W only),  Edison Community College, Miami (OH), Wright State, Shawnee State, Lourdes, Cedarville (M only), Columbus State Comm. College, Georgetown (KY), Kentucky Christian, Morehead State, Kentucky State, Midway, Central State, Centre, Findlay, Spalding (M only), UC Running Club (M only) 

Parking/Location: Parking will be available in the Kettering parking lot (directly across the street from the football stadium) and the Center for Sport Sciences lot (formerly the Clinton Co. YMCA lot) for College Vans.  If you are parking in the CSS lot-please only park in the spaces marked with white paint.  The spaces marked in yellow are for the patients of the businesses located in the CSS.   We will have Charters drop teams off at the Center for Sport Sciences Parking lot and proceed to Williams Memorial Park to reduce some of the congestion on the street in front of Hermann Court.  Coaches-make sure you drop off and get the cell phone# of your bus driver to call at the end of the meet to come back and pick you up near Hermann Court. The starting line is south of the new turf practice field and the Center for Sport Sciences which is directly behind Hermann Court.

Facilities: Please encourage your athletes to use the port-o-lets near the course (we will have 10 this year), or the restrooms in Hermann Court, not the restrooms in the Center for Sport Sciences. The Center will be open for business on the day of the Fall Classic and only has a small restroom for the clients of the businesses in the CSS.  Restroom/shower facilities are located in Hermann Court, North of the start/finish area; enter on side of building near the track.

Questions?  Call Ron Combs at (937) 218-3220 (Cell)