EMPORIA, KAN. (June 6, 2007)--Emporia State head track and field and
cross country coach David Harris has added eight athletes to his
recruiting class, bringing the total to 22 student-athletes planning to
attend ESU and compete in track & field for the Hornets. Seventeen of
the 22 are from the state of Kansas, including three who won Kansas
state championships in May.
We are happy with this recent group of signees. They are excellent
students and will continue to add depth to our men's and women*s
squads,* said Harris. *Our staff is trying to put together one of
the largest recruiting classes since I came in 1992. We will continue
to work hard to complete our emphasis on depth into the month of
Adam McGovern was a member of the Missouri Class 4 state championship 3200m relay team as a junior and finished 15th in the state in cross country as a senior at Lee*s Summit West HS. Cody Burns of Eudora HS was 19th in the Kansas Class 4A cross country championships as a senior to earn all-state honors.
Sprints/Hurdles Jed Ricke of Medicine Lodge HS placed fifth in the Kansas Class 3A 110m hurdles and was a three-time state qualifier in the event.
Josh Honeycutt had the best triple jump in the state of Kansas this
past season and led Class 4A in the long jump for Iola HS.
Morgan Frehe placed 15th in the Kansas Class 4A state cross country
championships and was a part of the DeSoto HS 3200m relay team that
placed sixth at the state meet. Sprints LaNeisha Douglas was a member of the Missouri Class 4 state champion 400m Relay team for Grandview HS. Ashley Spencer of Jefferson City HS placed 11th in the 300m hurdles at the Missouri Class 4 state championships.
Katie Barezinsky placed seventh in the Kansas Class 4A javelin for
Santa Fe Trail HS and 14th in the shot.
2007 ESU Track & Field Spring Signees
Cody Burns Distance Eudora, Kan. - 19th in Class 4A cross country
Wes Doolittle Hurdles/Sprints Overland Park, Kan. - 4th in Class 6A
300m hurdles Ryan Hahn Distance Berryton, Kan. - 11th in Class 5A 3200m, 13th in 1600m Will Hohmeier Distance St. Louis, Mo. - Two-time all-sectional performer in cross country
Josh Honeycutt Jumps Iola, Kan. - All Class State leader in triple
jump. Sloane Kern Distance Great Bend, Kan. - State Champ in Class 5A 1600m, 1600m Relay, 2nd in 800m Kenton Lonberger Sprints Minneapolis, Kan. - State Champ - Class 2A 100m, 200m, 400m Relay, 1600m Relay Kerek Mason Distance Goodland, Kan. - 13th in Class 4A 1600m Adam McGovern Distance Lee*s Summit, Mo. - 8th in Mo. Class 4 3200m relay; 15th in cross country (2006 state champ in 3200m relay)
Jed Ricke Hurdles Medicine Lodge, Kan. - 5th in Class 3A 110m Hurdles
Kevin Roulhac Throws Hesston, Kan. - State Champ in Class 3A discus,
6th in shot
Katie Barezinsky Throws Scranton, Kan. - 7th in in Class 4A javelin,
14th in shot Tiffany Baum Distance Stillwater, Okla. - 27th in Okla. Class 5A cross country Kylie Bookout Middle Distance El Dorado, Kan. - 8th in Class 4A 800m, 2nd in 1600m relay Erin Carr Sprints Marion, Kan. - 2nd in Class 3A 100m, 400m Relay, 3rd in 200m Chelsea Clanton Distance Great Bend, Kan. - 3rd in Class 5A 800m, 5th in 1600m
Kathryn Davison Distance Topeka, Kan. - 11th in Class 5A 1600m, 12th in 400m Rachel DeMint Throws Sabetha, Kan. - 9th in Class 3A javelin
LaNeisha Douglas Sprints Grandview, Mo. - State Champ in Mo. Class 4
400m relay Morgan Frehe Distance DeSoto, Kan. - 6th in Class 4A 3200m relay Lindsay Lippert Jumps Wamego, Kan. - 5th in Class 4A triple jump, 11th in long jump Ashley Spencer Sprints Jefferson City, Mo. - 11th in Mo. Class 4 300m