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UCA's recruiting class for track:

Posted: May 15, 2014 - 5:05pm

The University of Central Arkansas has added 12 men’s and 12 women’s track and field athletes to the program.

They include: Brant Cook, Noah Freeman, Julien Jeandree, Alonzo Pollum, Josue (Josh) Quiroga, Preston Borg, Evan Nelson, Ben Nelson, Jonathan Ford, Daniel Spikes, Jahleel Lilly, and Kail Ellison on the men’s side; Abigail Topham, Molly Sampson, Helene Sensee, Madison Sellars, Layne Sargeson, Kayla Bullard, T’Keyah Crockett, Shawanna Brockman, Logan Morton, Lauren Daniels, Brooke Wright and Jasmine Campbell for the women.

Capsules on the signees:

Cook, Arlington, Texas: He is a District 3-5A champion in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters.

Freeman, Arlington, Tennessee: He placed third in the 1600 meters and second in the 3200 at the TSSAA AAA Section m. meet.

Jeandree:, Altenahr, Germany: He has run a personal best in the 3,000 meters of 8:36.09 and at 14:58 in the 5,000 meters.

Pollum Keller, Texas: Notable accomplishments include placing 30th at the Foot Locker South Regional and winning the 5,000 meters at the District 5-4A meet.

Quiroga completed his high school career at Uvalde (Texas) High School in 2012. He then went on to be a part of the 2014 graduating class at Colby Community College. Quiroga was on the record-setting 4x800 and DMR at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Borg was ranked 20th in the 5,000 meters in Canada as a junior and sixth in Canada as a senior.

Evan Nelson, Warwick, Rhode Island: He has thrown a personal best of 44-7 in the shot put.

Ben Nelson, Warwick, Rhode Island: Hehas thrown a personal best of 45-6 in the shot put.

Ford, Conroe, Texas: He has run a personal best of 48.76 seconds in the 400 meter run.

Spikes, Rogers: He is the 2013 Arkansas pole vault champion and has a personal best of 15-8.

Lilly, Miami, Florida: Notable accomplishments include a seventh-place finish at the NJCAA Indoor Nationals in the long jump and a sixth-place finish in the triple jump at NJCAA Indoor Nationals.

Kail, Arlington, Texas: He won the discus at the Texas state championships with a throw of 157-11.

Topham, Codova, Tennessee: Notable accomplishments include placing 10th in the Tennessee State Cross Country Championships and second in the Tennessee Regional Cross Country Championships. She placed first in the 3,200 meters and second in the 1,600 meters at the Memphis AAA City Championships.

Sampson, Mount St. Mary, Little Rock: She placed third in the 100 meter hurdles and sixth in the 300 meter hurdles in the 2013 7A state championships.

Sensee, Denant, Belgium: She placed third in the cross country national championships. She also placed first in the 1,500 meters and second in the 800 meters in the National Track Championships.

Sellars, Bentonville: Notable accomplishments include a fifth-place finish in the 2014 7A West 3,200 meters.

Sargeson, Melbourne, Arkansas: Notable accomplishments include placing fourth in the 2013 Arkansas 3A Cross Country Championships, seventh in the 2012 Arkansas 3A Cross Country Championships, and first in the 2013 Region 1 East 3,200 meter run.

Bullard is a sophomore transfer from Ouachita Baptist University. Her 5,000 meter personal best is 20:32.

Crockett, Manila: Has a personal best of 123 feet in the discus.

Brockman, Morrilton: Has thrown a personal best of 115-9 in the discus and 37-1 in the shot put.

Morton has a personal best of 17-2.5 in the long jump, 34-10.5 in the triple jump, 13.1 in the 100 meter run, 14.74 in the 100 meter hurdles, and 45.17 in the 300 hurdles.

Daniels, Flower Mound Texas: She has run a personal best of 12.28 in the 100 meters and 27.07 in the 200 meters. Wright. Prosper, Texas: She is the 2014 2A-4A Regions Meet high jump champion.

Campbell, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania: Notable accomplishments include a runner up finish in both the triple jump and the long jump at the 2014 NEC Indoor Championships.

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