EMPORIA, KAN. (April 18, 2007)--Emporia State head track and field and
cross country coach David Harris has announced the signing of 14
student-athletes to letters of intent to attend Emporia State and
participate in track and field for the Hornets. Twelve of the fourteen
are from the state of Kansas, including three Kansas state champions.
We are excited about the group of student athletes who recently
signed with our Hornet Track & Field program. As always we recruit
athletes to develop into contributors at the MIAA and NCAA Division II
level, said Harris. It is one of the toughest cross country and
track and field conferences in the nation so we may not see the
contribution immediately in all cases but over time this will be a good
*The past two years we have recruited and signed the Kansas Class 5A
State Cross Country Champion,* said Harris. *Sloane Kern will make
an impact in our distance group joining last years state champion Skyler
Delmott from Emporia HS.*
Sloane Kern leads a talented class. The Kansas state champion in Class
5A cross country is a three-time Western Athletic Conference champion in
cross country and was the WAC Athlete of the Year in 2005 and 2006. Ryan
Hahn was a two-time all-city selection for Shawnee Heights HS. Will
Hohmeier was a two-time all-sectional performer for Lindbergh HS in St.
Louis. Kerek Mason is a two-time Northwest Kansas League champion in
cross country and also placed third in the state in wrestling as a
Kenton Lonberger is the Kansas Class 2A state champion in the 100m and
200m. Wes Doolittle is an All-Johnson County performer for Blue Valley
Kevin Roulhac is a two-time Mid-Central Activities Association champion
in the discus and placed fourth in state last season.
*The women's group continues our number one goal of adding depth to
our cross country team,* said Harris. *Four of these athletes are
distance runners who will be called on to vie for spots in the top five
this next fall.*
Chelsea Clanton was the WAC champion in the 800m and 1600m and was a
member of the Class 5A state championship 1600m relay team for Great
Bend HS. Kathryn Davison is a three time state qualifier in both cross
country and track for Topeka West HS. Tiffany Baum was an all-state
performer for Stillwater HS. Kylie Bookout is an AVCTL champion in the
Erin Carr holds the Marion HS record in the 100m and 200m.
Lindsay Lippert was fourth in the state in the triple jump and fifth in
the long jump for Wamego HS.
Rachel DeMint is an All-Big 7 League performer and has a personal best
of 120-08 in the javelin.
*We of course are continuing our recruiting efforts and I foresee
many more signees before this track and field season is complete,*
ESU Track & Field Spring Signees
Wes Doolittle Hurdles/Sprints Overland Park, Kan.
Ryan Hahn Distance Berryton, Kan.
Will Hohmeier Distance St. Louis, Mo.
Sloane Kern Distance Great Bend, Kan.
Kenton Lonberger Sprints Minneapolis, Kan.
Kerek Mason Distance Goodland, Kan.
Kevin Roulhac Throws Hesston, Kan.
Tiffany Baum Distance Stillwater, Okla.
Kylie Bookout Middle Distance El Dorado, Kan.
Chelsea Clanton Distance Great Bend, Kan.
Erin Carr Sprints Marion, Kan.
Kathryn Davison Distance Topeka, Kan.
Rachel DeMint Throws Sabetha, Kan.
Lindsay Lippert Jumps Wamego, Kan.