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Women's Track & Field Recruiting Class Finalized

Four former South Carolina state champions highlight the class

       

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Aug. 6, 2013

CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women’s track and field team has added eight new members for the 2013-14 season, announced Director of Cross Country/Track and Field Alan Connie. The incoming class includes four former South Carolina state champions and a transfer from the University of South Carolina.

“We feel really good about our 2013-14 recruiting class,” said Connie. “The student-athletes we have coming in have demonstrated high character and excellence in both the classroom and on the track. With this influx of talent added to our existing team, the future of our women’s track and field/cross country program is indeed bright.”

2013 Chanticleer Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field Recruiting Class

Imani Boatwright
Hopkins, S.C./Lower Richland HS
Events: Middle Distance, Long Sprints
Personal Bests: 800m - 2:11.34, 400m - 57.23
Career Highlights:
● Set all-time South Carolina high school state record in the 800m at South Carolina State Championship Meet with a time of 2:11.34
● 2013 Class AAA South Carolina State Champion, 800m
● 2012 Class AAA South Carolina State Champion, 800m
● 2013 Class AAA South Carolina fourth place, 400m
● 2012 Class AAA South Carolina runner-up, 400m

Olivia Coopwood
Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge HS
Events:
Hurdles, Jumps, Multis
Personal Bests:
Long Jump - 18-8, 300m hurdles - 43.51, 400m hurdles -1:01.29
Career Highlights:

● 2013 VHSSA State Championship eighth-place, 300m hurdles
● 2013 Northwest Region Meet third-place, 300m hurdles
● 2013 Cardinal District Meet first-place, 300m hurdles

Kendra Dawkins
Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg HS
Events: Throws
Personal Bests: Shot Put - 40-8
Career Highlights:
● 2013 Class AAAA South Carolina runner-up, shot put
● 2013 Class AAAA State Qualifier first-place, shot put

Leah Fair
Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney HS
Events: Sprints
Personal Bests: 400m - 55.58, 200m - 24.76, 100m - 12.05
Career Highlights:
● 2013 Class AAAA South Carolina State Champion, 400m
● 2013 Class AAAA South Carolina State runner-up, 200m
● 2013 Class AAAA South Carolina third-place finisher, 100m
● 2012 Class AAAA South Carolina runner-up, 400m

Christal Green
Columbia, S.C./Dreher HS/Univ. of South Carolina
Events: Sprints
Personal Bests: 200m - 23.96, 300m - 39.07, 400m - 53.54
Career Highlights:
● 2013 USTFCCCA second team All-American, indoor 4x400m relay (at South Carolina)
● 2012 USTFCCCA second team All American, outdoor 4x400m relay (at South Carolina)
● 2011 Class AAA South Carolina State Champion, 200m
● 2011 Class AAA South Carolina State Champion, 400m
● 2011 USA National Youth Champion, 200m and 400m

Emma Kroger
Germantown, Ohio/Valley View HS
Event:
Pole Vault
Personal Best:
12-0
Career Highlights:

● 2013 OHSSA State Championship runner-up, pole vault
● 2013 OHSSA Regional Championship first-place, pole vault
● 2013 OHSSA District Championship first-place, pole vault

Caroline Pallini
Medina, Ohio/Medina HS
Events: Throws
Personal Bests: Discus - 132-3.5
Career Highlights:
● 2013 OHSSA Region Meet third-pace, shot put
● 2013 OHSSA District Meet first-place, shot put
● 2013 Northeast Ohio Conference Meet second-place, shot put

Kristen Sansbury
Hartsville, S.C./Hartsville HS
Events: Throws
Personal Bests: Shot Put – 44-3.5, Discus - 111-4
Career Highlights:
● 2013 Class AAA South Carolina State Champion, shot put
● 2013 New Balance High School National Championships seventh place, shot put
● 2012 Class AAA South Carolina State Champion, shot put

Kaila Smith
Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort HS
Events: Hurdles, 400 meters
Personal Bests: 400 hurdles - 1:00.87, 100 hurdles - 14.47, 400m - 57.83
Career Highlights:
● 2013 Gatorade South Carolina Track Athlete of the Year
● 2013 Class AAAA South Carolina State Champion, 400m hurdles
● 2013 Class AAAA South Carolina State runner-up, 100m hurdles