Morehead State Cross Country and Track is pleased to announce their initial recruiting classes for the 2014-15 season:
Mason Blevins: Pulaski County High School – Somerset, KY
Mason has posted personal bests of 9:33 in the 3200 meter run and 4:30 in the 1600 meter run. He placed 7th at the Kentucky State 3A meet last year in the 3200 as a junior and was 11th in state in the 1600. Mason plans to major in Psychology
Jorge Gil-Juarez: Clackamas Community College-Oregon City, OR. / Phoenix High School, Phoenix, OR
Jorge is a junior college transfer from Clackamas Community College and was the NWAACC Cross Country Championships runner-up this past fall. He owns a personal best 8k xc time of 24:45. In his freshman year in track, Jorge was the NWAACC conference champion in the 3k Steeple Chase with a time of 9:16. He has also posted personal bests of 14:57 in the 5k and 3:58 in the 1500. Jorge plans to major in Animal Science.
Corey Tooke: Brentsville District High School – Nokesville, VA
Corey placed 6th at the Virginia State 3A Cross Country Championships this past fall and has a personal best 5k xc time of 16:12. In track, Corey has posted junior year personal bests of 9:47 in the 3200 meter run and 4:32 in the 1600 meter run. Corey plans to major in Math.
Hunter Trenary: Owen County High School – Owenton, KY
Hunter placed 3rd at the Kentucky State Class A Cross Country Championships this past fall and owns a personal best 5k xc time of 15:58. As a Junior, Hunter placed 7th at the Kentucky State Class A track meet in the 3200 meter. Hunter’s father is an alum of MSU and he plans to major in Exercise Science.
Iszack Whitzell- Webster County High School – Clay, KY
Iszack placed 3rd at the Kentucky State AA Cross Country Championships this past fall and has a personal best 5k cross country time of 16:01, which was run at the Footlocker South Cross Country Championships. In Track, Iszack placed 6th in the 3200 as a junior at the Kentucky State AA Track meet and 7th in the 1600 meter event. Iszack plans to major in Physics.
Abby Soltisz – Crestwood High School – Mantua, OH
Abby is a multiple time state meet participant and finished 26th this past fall at the Ohio Cross Country Championship State Meet. Last spring as a junior, Abby placed 13th in the 3200 meter run at the Ohio State Division 2 Track and Field Championships. She plans to major in Biology/Pre-med.
Coach Ericksen Stated:
“While we are not finished with our recruiting, we are very excited about the kids we have signed today, as well as the walk-ons who will be joining the program. Both the men’s and women’s team are coming off historic cross country seasons and I think that has helped to attract kids that did their homework and saw the improvement these programs have made. No program in the country has improved more than our men’s team has over the last two seasons. Coach McCaffrey, as our recruiting coordinator, did a great job with the kids we were going after within the constraints of our system and I think they saw the advantages we have in terms of training here. We can’t wait to have them here next year!