Aug. 14, 2009
Coastal Carolina's cross country/men's track and field coach Jeff Jacobs announced the addition of three newcomers for the upcoming season. Jacobs welcomes high jumper Jerry Ntumba, and long distance runners Josh Tormasi and Jarod Williams for the 2009-10 academic year.
"The quality of this recruiting class easily makes up for its lack of quantity," Jacobs said. "The reality is we had so many returnees this year we had to limit the number of guys we could sign in this year. However, these three guys all have had very accomplished high school careers and should make quite an impact here at Coastal Carolina."
Williams and Tormasi will be participating in the 2009 cross country season, which opens on Sept. 4 at the Gamecock Open in Columbia, S.C.
Jerry Ntumba (Syracuse, NY/Greece-Olympia)
Finished 3rd in the 2009 New York State Track and Field Championship in the High Jump (6' 7")
Runner-up at the 2009 New York State Indoor Track and Field Championship in the High Jump (6' 8")
Josh Tormasi (Canton, Ohio/Perry)
2009 Nike Outdoor Track & Field All-American in the 2000-meter steeplechase, finishing 3rd place with a time of 5:56.24
Won 1600 meter at 2009 Midwest Meet of Champions with a personal-best time of 4:09.54
Ranked #15 in the Nation in 2009 for High School in the 1600 meters
2009 Runner-up in the Ohio State Meet in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:11.65
2009 Regional Champion in the 1600 meters
2009 All-State Ohio Division I Cross Country Runner 2008 Ohio State Division I Cross Country Championship qualifier 2008 Ohio State Championship Track and Field Finalist in the 3200 meters, finishing in seventh place
Jarod Williams (Louisville, Ohio/Louisville)
2009 Ohio State Championship Track and Field Finalist in the 1600 meters, finishing eighth with a personal-best time of 4:16.55
2008 and 2009 Ohio All-State Division I Cross Country Runner 2009 Stark County Cross Country Runner of the Year