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Head Coach Jeff Jacobs Announces 2010-11 Recruiting Class

Coastal Carolina men's cross country/track and field head coach Jeff Jacob has announced his 2010-11 signing class.

Jacobs is entering his seventh year as head coach of both the men's track and field and cross country teams.

Jacobs is entering his seventh year as head coach of both the men's track and field and cross country teams.

Aug. 27, 2010

CONWAY, S.C.- Coastal Carolina men’s cross country/track and field head coach Jeff Jacob has announced his 2010-11 signing class. This class will include 10 student-athletes that have excelled throughout their high school careers. The recruiting class will bring in great experience and expectations with them as each have performed on their respective sates regional or state championship stage.

Four of the signess won a total of five individual state titles during their senior year of 2010. Tyler Askew (Conyers Ga./Salem HS) won the 2010 Georgia HS AAAA state crown in the long jump with a leap of 24’ 0.5” on his last attempt in the competition. Cameron Griggs (Ruby S.C./Chesterfield HS) won the 2010 SCHSL A State titles in the shot put and discus. Griggs has posted the top throws for all divisions in South Carolina for the 2010 season with personal bests of 58’ 0” in the shot and 178’ 10” in the discus throw. Charlie Tidwell (Niceville Fla./Niceville HS) won the 2010 Florida State AAA HS championship in the shot put with a personal best throw of 56’ 0.75”, and was also the runner-up in the discus throw at 175’ 8”. Raheen Frederick (Allendale S.C./Fairfax HS) won the 2010 SCHSL A State 400m title in a time of 49.61. Frederick was also runner-up in the long jump and finished third in the triple jump to help lead Allendale Fairfax to the team A title.

“I’m very pleased with this year’s class,” said head coach Jeff Jacobs. “We have some real quality athletes joining the program who can make an impact as freshmen in our quest to win a Big South Championship next spring.”

The Chanticleers will embark on the 2010 cross country season at the South Carolina Gamecock Open on Friday, September 3.

2010-11 Men’s Track and Field/ Cross Country Signees:

Tyler Askew (Conyers Ga./Salem HS) won the 2010 Georgia HS AAAA State Championship in the long jump with a leap of 24’ 0.5” on his last attempt in the competition…leaped a personal best 24’ 1” to win the 2009 USATF Region III Junior Olympics…has a personal best of 10.75 in the 100m.

Evan Desaulniers (Toms River N.J./Toms River East HS) Ran a personal best 49.83 for 400m at the 2010 Ocean County Championships…won both the Shore Conference and Ocean County Championships at 400m during 2010 Indoor season.

Andre Enoch (Irmo S.C./Klein Forest HS) Ran cross country and track for Klein Forest HS in Houston Texas…senior team captain in track & field…two-time regional qualifier in cross country.

Raheen Frederick (Allendale, S.C./Fairfax HS) won the 2010 SCHSL A State 400m title in a time of 49.61…also was runner-up in the long jump and finished third in the triple jump to help lead Allendale Fairfax to the team A title.

Tre’von Gee (Darlington S.C./Darlington HS) 2010 SCHSL AAA State Finalist in the 110mHH (sixth place)…runner-up 2010 Region 6AAA Championships 110mHH.

Cameron Griggs (Ruby SC/Chesterfield HS) won the 2010 SCHSL A State titles in the shot put and discus. Griggs has posted the top throws for all divisions in South Carolina for the 2010 season with personal bests of 58’ 0” in the shot and 178’ 10” in the discus throw. Three-time SC State champion in the discus (2008,09,10)

Matthew Hatheway (Newton Pa./Council Rock North HS) competed in the decathlon at the AAU Junior Olympics…has cleared a personal best 13’ 6” in the pole vault.

Russell Kanner (Aiken S.C./South Aiken HS) 2010 SCHSL AAA State Finalist in two events…runner-up in the 400mIH and finished 4th in the 110HH…owns a personal best of 14.44 in the 110mHH. Finished seventh in the 2009 SCHSL AAA State Championship in the 110mHH as a junior.

Charlie Tidwell (Niceville Fla./Niceville HS) won the 2010 Florida State AAA HS championship in the shot put with a best throw of 56’ 0.75”, and was also the runner-up in the discus throw with a personal best mark of 175’ 8”…finished ninth in the hammer throw at the 2010 Nike Outdoor Nationals with a personal best toss of 192’ 0”…threw a personal best 59’ 1.25” to win the shot put at the Golden South Classic and was runner-up in the discus.

Cameron Wells (Charlotte N.C./South Mecklenburg HS) N.C. State HS AAAA finalist in the 1600m and finished seventh in a personal best 4:20.18…Two-time N.C. State Championship qualifier in cross country.