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Virginia Track and Field/Cross Country Adds To Recruiting Class

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May 4, 2015

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CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Virginia track and field and cross country programs announced eight additions to the Cavaliers' 2015 recruiting class on Monday. Director of Track and Field/Cross Country Bryan Fetzer announced that these eight athletes have either signed a National Letter of Intent or have signed a letter of admission and will join the five women and seven men who signed with UVa in November to form the incoming class of 2015-16.

"We are very excited about this recruiting class overall," said Fetzer. "We continue to build on the previous class. I expect that this group, when added to the signing class in the fall, will set us up for years to come."

The class includes athletes who will compete in sprints, hurdles, distance, jumps and multi-events for the Cavaliers.

VIRGINIA MEN'S TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY SPRING SIGNING CLASS

Devin Barnes • Middle Distance • Henrico, Va. (Hermitage)
• Six-time Virginia state champion (three-time 4x400m, two-time 500m, 4x200m)
• Two-time New Balance All-American in the sprint medley relay
• 2014 National Champion in the SMR (anchored with a 1:51.4 split)
• PRs of 49.51 in the 400m and 1:54.25 in the 800m

Mikhail Bethell • Sprints/Hurdles • Nassau, Bahamas (St. Andrew's School)
• Two-time National High School 400m hurdles champion
• Bahamas Junior National U18 400m hurdles champion
• PR of 54.72 in the 400mH

Charles Bowman • Sprints/Hurdles • Harrisburg, Pa. (Central Dauphin East)
• Seventh in the 60m hurdles at the 2015 Pennsylvania Indoor State Championships
• Seventh in the 300m hurdles at the 2015 Pennsylvania Outdoor Championships
• PRs of 8.11 in the 60mH, 14.43 in the 110mH, 39.00 in the 300mH and 48.70 in the 400m

Charlie Lambert • Decathlon • Brooklyn, N.Y. (Xavier)
• 2015 Indoor All-American in the long jump
• 2015 New York indoor long jump state champion
• Three-time state meet qualifier
• PRs of 24-6 in the long jump and 6-3 in the high jump

Johnny Pace • Distance/Cross Country • Chantilly, Va. (Westfield)
• 2015 Virginia 1600m state champion
• Four-time All-State (two-time cross country, two-time track)
• Three time All-Met Cross Country and two-time All-Met Track
• PRs of 4:16.1 in the 1600m, 9:23.2 in the 3200m, 15:00 in the three mile and 15:28 in the 5000m

VIRGINIA WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY SPRING SIGNING CLASS

Sarah Astin • Distance/Cross Country • Isle of Man, Great Britain (St. Mary's University)
• Isle of Man record holder in the 3000m and 5000m
• Silver Medal at the 2015 British University Cross Country Championships
• Bronze Medal at the 2015 National Cross Country Championships
• Bronze in the 5000m at the Great Britain U23 Track and Field Championships

Jade Baker • Sprints/Jumps • North Richland Hills, Texas (Covenant Christian)
• 2013 and 2014 Texas long jump state champion
• 2013 Texas 200m and 400m state champion
• 2014 Texas 100m state champion
• PRs of 11.74 in the 100m and 25.3 in the 200m

Emily Mulhern • Distance/Cross Country • Ijamsville, Md. (Urbana)
• New Balance Emerging Elite 2 Mile Champion
• Nike Cross Nationals Individual Qualifier
• Seven-Time Maryland State Champion (three-time cross country, three-time 3200m, 1600m)
• Maryland state indoor record holder in the 3200m and 1600m

VIRGINIA MEN'S TRACK & FIELD FALL SIGNINGSComplete Release
Alex Corbett • Distance/Cross Country • Burke, Va. (Lake Braddock)
Jake Dixon • Sprints • Falmouth, Maine (Cheverus)
William Gray • Distance/Cross Country • Birmingham, England (University of Birmingham)
Emmanuel Jackson • Hurdles • Raleigh, N.C. (Sanderson)
Robby Keough • Middle Distance/Cross Country • Atlanta, Ga. (Whitefield Academy)
Ari Klau • Distance/Cross Country • West Hartford, Conn. (Hall)
Matthew Novak • Distance/Cross Country • Glen Allen, Va. (Deep Run)

VIRGINIA WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD FALL SIGNINGSComplete Release
Danielle Alakija • Sprints • Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Oaks Christian)
Bonnie Angermeier • Distance/Cross Country • Blacksburg, Va. (Blacksburg)
Carly Feyerabend • Heptathlon/High Jump • Mechanicsville, Va. (Atlee)
Alana Herran • Jumps/Hurdles • Orange, N.J. (Union Catholic)
Ciara Leonard • Hurdles • Elkins Park, Pa. (Cheltenham)

 

 

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