Former BW Track All-American Hired to Track and Field Staff
BEREA, OHIO -- Former Baldwin Wallace University track All-American Jeff Petersmeyer ?6 has been named an assistant on theYellow Jacket track coaching staff. Petersmeyer will be in his first season at his alma mater. Petersmeyer will be the head jumping events coach but will mainly work with the high jumpers and pole vaulters. In addition to his duties with the track team, Petersmeyer will work with the cross country teams during the fall.
Prior to returning to BW, Petersmeyer most recently served as the assistant track and cross country coach and associate professor of physical education at Columbia University (2002-2004). Prior to coaching at Columbia, Petersmeyer was the assistant track and cross country coach at Northern Arizona University (1999-2002), Allegheny College (1998-1999) and was an assistant track coach at Fort Recovery High School (1997-1998) and Padua Franciscan High School (1996-1997).
While at BW Petersmeyer earned All-American honors in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay in 1996. He finished fourth in the hurdles and the 4x400 relay team finished seventh at the national meet. He is the school-record holder in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 52.46 seconds. Petersmeyer was a 10-time Ohio Athletic Conference champion, 13-time All-OAC competitor and earned Academic All-OAC honors in 1994 and 1995. In addition, Petersmeyer was the BW Hurdler of the Year in 1993 and 1995, a Division III national qualifier his sophomore through senior years and a seven-time Deanís List student.
Petersmeyer graduated from BW with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and earned his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact BW sports information director Kevin Ruple by telephone by calling (440) 826-2327 or 2325 or by FAX at (440) 826-2329. To reach Head Track Coach Bill Taraschke by telephone, please call (440) 826-3322 or 2184 or 2185 or you can reach Coach Taraschke by FAX at (440) 826-2192.