Head Coach Alan Connie Announces 2012-13 Recruiting Class


Head coach Alan Connie.

Aug. 28, 2012

CONWAY - Coastal Carolina women's cross country/track and field head coach Alan Connie has announced his 2012-13 signing class.

The class includes 17 student-athletes that have excelled throughout their high school careers. The recruiting class brings in great experience and expectations as each has performed on their respective state's regional and state championship stage.

Amira Al-Bayyinah
(Winchester, Va./Tuscarora HS)
Jumps | Personal Best: Triple Jump - 37'6   Long Jump - 17'0
At Tuscarora HS:
 All-State honors in the triple and long jump ... Triple jump Regional Champion as a junior ... Three-time triple jump District Champion as a sophomore, junior and senior.       

Jacqueline Brengel (Conway, S.C./Carolina Forest HS)
At Carolina Forest HS:
Received All-State cross country honors as a senior ... Named All-County as a junior and senior.    

Brianna Cristiano (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot HS)
Pole vault | Personal Best: 11 feet
At Connetquot HS:
Four-time county pole vault champion ... Received All-Long Island honors

Jessica Gelibert (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore HS)
Sprints/Hurdles | Personal Best: 400m hurdles-59.54   100m hurdles-14.37   800m-2:11  
At Bay Shore HS:
New Balance High School National Championships 400m hurdles champion ... Member of National Championship Sprint Medley relay team ... Two-time 400m hurdles New York State Champion ... Four-time All-American honors. 

Jalacy Green (Walterboro, S.C./Colleton County HS)
Throws | Personal Best: Shot Put - 45.5m   Discus - 140.3m
At Colleton County HS:
Three-time shot put and discus South Carolina State Champion ... South Carolina ESPN Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

Casie Hain (Reading, Pa./Governor Mifflin HS)
Pole Vault | Personal Best: 11'6
At Governor Mifflin HS:
2012 district champion ... Two-time county champion.

Raven Hamilton (Saluda, S.C./Saluda HS)
Jumps | Personal Best: High Jump - 5'6   Long Jump - 17'1   Triple Jump - 36'0
At Saluda HS:
Received All-State and All-Region honors as a senior ... Named All-Region as a junior.

Sullivan Hamilton (Charleston, S.C./James Island HS)
At James Island HS:
Named Track and Field All-State in the 800m and 4x800m relay ... Named Cross Country All-Region

Hannah Hetzel (Greenville, S.C./Mauldin HS)
At Mauldin HS:
Member of 2011 Upper State Championship Cross Country Team

Veneshia Holmes (Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort HS)
Jumps | Personal Best: Long Jump - 17'7   Triple Jump - 35'5
At Beaufort HS:
2011 Long Jump State Champion ... All-State honors for long jump and triple jumps.

Kelila Naules (Kissimmee, Fla./Liberty HS)
Jumps | Personal Best: Triple Jump - 37'10   Long Jump - 18'4.25
At Liberty HS:
Three-time long jump district champion ... Triple jump district champion as a senior ... Named 2012 Brighthouse TV Track Athlete of the Year.

Regina Peattie (Bay Shore N.Y./Bay Shore HS)
Distance | Personal Best: 1500m - 4:50
At Bay Shore HS:
Three-time Track and Field All-League honors in the 800m and 4x800m relay ... Two-time All-County honors.

Stephanie Pollock (Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort HS)
Sprints | Personal Best: 100m - 12.01
At Beaufort HS:
Named All-State honors in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

Vanita Pulliam (Atlanta, Ga./Martin Luther King HS)
Jumps | Personal Best: Long Jump - 17'5   Triple Jump - 36'5
All-District honors in the long jump and triple jump

Hailey Shuler (Summerville, S.C./Summerville HS)
Jumps | Personal Best: Pole Vault - 12'0
At Summerville HS:
All-State honors in pole vault

Latesha Simpson (Clinton, S.C./Clinton HS)
Sprints/Jumps | Personal Best: High Jump - 5'6   Long Jump - 17'1
At Clinton HS:
Three-time All-State honors in the high jump and long jump

LaChelsie Thomas (Taylors, S.C./Wade Hampton HS)
At Wade Hampton HS:
State champion in 4x800m relay as a senior ... Received Track and Field All-State honors in the 800m, 4x400m relay and 4x800m relay as a senior ... 400m All-Region honors as a junior.

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