2007 Cross Country
Head Coach Janey Arnold
Contact Information for Coach Arnold
Office phone: 419-358-3898
Coach Janey Arnold will be entering her fourth season at the helm of the men's and women's cross country and track teams. She also returns for her second year as an assistant professor in the health, physical education and recreation department at Bluffton after serving as the associate director of athletics.
In the Beavers' third season under coach Arnold, the men finished seventh and the
women sixth at the HCAC cross country championships. In the spring, both the men and
women finished seventh at the conference track championships held in Bluffton. The
Beavers will look to push forward and build on their success for the upcoming cross
Arnold holds a USA Track and Field level one coaching certification with a level two certification in the jumps. She is also certified as a sports strength and conditioning specialist by the International Sports Science Association.
As an athlete at Massachusetts, Arnold set the school record in the triple jump (40-6) and posted top-five performances in the long jump (19-2) and high jump (5-8). She was also a two-year captain for the Minutewoman.
Arnold resides in Upper Sandusky with her husband, Ed, who is an assistant with both the track and field and cross country programs.
Assistant Coach Ed Arnold
Ed Arnold will be entering his fourth year as assistant cross country and track and field coach at Bluffton.
Arnold graduated from Malone College in 1991 with a degree in chemistry and physics education. He has been coaching for the past 14 years; most recently he finished an eleven-year stay at Upper Sandusky High School where he coached cross country and track.
A four-year member of both the cross country and track and field teams at Malone, Arnold was a conference champion in the 800 meter run. During his high school years, he participated in cross country and track and field, earning All-Ohio status in track.
Assistant Coach Thomas Smith
Tom Smith, a graduate of Wittenberg University, returns to Bluffton for his second year as an assistant cross country and track coach.
As a Tiger, Smith earned his bachelor of arts degree in communication, participated in four years of track & field and was involved with several clubs on campus.
Smith is currently an assistant coach for both the cross country and track & field programs and he is pursuing his master's degree at Bluffton University.