July 21, 2014
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina University cross country/track & field programs have added 15 new members for the 2014-15 season, announced Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Jeff Jacobs. The class includes student-athletes with numerous state championship meet experiences and a New Balance High School All-American.
“I am very pleased to welcome this new class of incoming student-athletes to the cross country/track & field programs here at Coastal Carolina University,” said Jacobs. “Once again we have brought in a talented, well rounded group to continue the Chanticleer tradition of fielding championship level teams in cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field.
“I would like to thank former Director of Cross Country/Track & Field Alan Connie for his all is efforts in recruiting during his final year.”
Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field Recruiting Class
Tonawanda, N.Y./Watkins Glen HS/University at Buffalo
Events: Cross Country/ Distance
Personal Bests: 600m – 1:24.35, 800m – 1:56.54
Finished 10th at the New York High School State indoor championship in the 600m (1:24.35) … New York High School state qualifier in the 800m during the outdoor season … Ran a personal best of 1:56.54 in the 800m during his freshman year at Buffalo … Enters CCU as a redshirt sophomore in both cross country and outdoor track & field for the 2014-15 season.
Hanahan S.C./Hanahan HS
Personal Bests: 100m – 10.79, 200m – 21.71, 400m – 48.75
Finished second in the 200m, third in the 400m and helped Hanahan to a third-place finish in the 4x400m relay at the South Carolina AAA state championship meet.
Copley, Ohio/Copley HS
Event: Pole Vault
Personal Best: 15-0
Recorded top three finishes in the league, district and region championship meets in the pole vault as a senior.
Central Valley, N.Y/Monroe-Woodbury HS
Personal Bests: High Jump – 6-08
Finished second at the New York Class A indoor state championship meet … Recorded top-five finishes in the outdoor state qualifier and New York Class A outdoor state championship meet.
Canal Winchester, Ohio/Teays Valley HS
Personal Bests: Discus – 166-05, Shot Put – 47-08
Won the 2014 district championship in the discus …Finished second in the discus at the regional meet and placed ninth at the OHSAA state championship meet.
Rock Hill, S.C./ Northwestern HS
Personal Bests: 110m hurdles – 14.32, 400m hurdles – 53.41
Won the 400m hurdles at both the 2014 Taco Bell Classic and the South Carolina AAAA state championship meet … Placed second in the 110 hurdles at the 2014 South Carolina AAAA state championship meet.
Raleigh, N.C./Broughton HS
Personal Bests: 100m – 10.63, 200m – 21.46
Placed third at the North Carolina AAAA outdoor state championship meet in the 100m … Scorer in 55m and 300m at the North Carolina AAA indoor state championship.
Pautucket, R.I./Hope HS
Personal Bests: Hammer – 188-10, Weight Throw – 64-02
Finished eighth in the hammer at the 2014 Rhode Island outdoor state championship and placed fifth in the weight throw at the 2014 Rhode Island indoor state championship … Won the Emerging Elite Section of the hammer at the 2013 New Balance Outdoor Nationals.
Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field Recruiting Class
Powhatan, Va./ Powhatan HS/Virginia Military Institute
Events: Cross Country/Distance
Personal Bests: 1,600m – 5:17.97, 3,200m – 11:25.37, 5,000m – 18:18
Three-time Virginia High School AA state championship meet qualifier in the 3,200m and twice in the 1,600m … Qualified for the Virginia State Cross Country Championship three times with a best finish of fifth in 2010.
Pine Bush N.Y./Pine Bush HS
Events: Cross Country/Distance
Personal Bests: 3,000m – 10:49.32, 2,000m Steeplechase – 7:35.65, 5,000m – 19:06
Finished fifth at the New York Section 9 State Qualifier in the 2,000m steeplechase.
Taylors, S.C./Greer HS
Personal Bests: 100m – 12.39, 200m – 24.99, 400m – 56.11
2014 South Carolina AAA 400m state champion … Finished fourth in the 200m at the 2014 South Carolina AAA state championship meet and sixth in the 100m.
Darlington S.C./Wilson HS
Personal Bests: 100m – 11.91, 200m – 24.10
Won South Carolina state championships in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay as a senior in 2014.
North Chesterfield, Va./Meadowbrook HS/Indiana Tech.
Personal Bests: Long Jump – 18-02.25, Triple Jump – 38-09.75
Recorded a NAIA Automatic Qualifying mark in the triple jump as a freshman at Indiana Tech in 2014.
South Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville HS.
Personal Bests: 1,500m – 4:55.48, 3,000m – 10:27.50, 2,000m Steeplechase – 6:55.03
Earned High School All-American status with a third-place finish in the 2,000m steeplechase at the 2014 New Balance Outdoor Nationals.
Hoover, Ala./Hoover HS
Personal Bests: 144-07
Three-time (2012, ’13, ’14) Alabama High School state champion in the javelin … Broke the Alabama state championship meet record in 2014 with a throw of 140-01 … Won the 2014 USATF Region IV Youth Championships with a personal-best throw of 144-07.