COLUMBIA, Ky. – The Lindsey Wilson track and field and cross country teams added three student-athletes to the 2014 signing class, head coach Jamaine Gordon announced on Thursday.
Lindsey Wilson cross country and track and field will add Sara Canada (Distance Runner), Breana Conway (Distance Runner) and Lacey Gastneau (Sprinter) for the 2014-15 season.
"These three young ladies bring depth for our women's squad which is something Coach Gordon and I feel has been lacking," said assistant coach David Claybrooks. "They give us something different on each side of the table and can contribute to the team right away as freshmen."
Canada is a member of both the cross country and track and field teams at John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Ky., specializing in the 800m dash. Canada ran a career-best 2:26.06 during her junior season and qualified for state. This past cross country season she also made it to state for cross country.
"I chose Lindsey Wilson because when I went on my visit everyone was friendly and I really enjoyed the team," Canada said. "Also I really liked what the school had to offer, especially the nursing program."
Conway is a four-time state qualifier on her cross country team at Louisville Male High School. Her career best in the 5,000m run is 20:28.46, which she ran her senior year. Conway also runs the 1,600m and posted a 5:41.79 at a region meet as a junior.
"I chose Lindsey Wilson because when I visited it seemed like the perfect school for me," Conway stated. "The people on the cross country team I met seem to be as dedicated to the sport as I am."
Gastineau joins Lindsey Wilson from Rockcastle County High School where she was a member of the track and field team for six years. Gastineau holds a career-best 400m dash time of 61.44.
"I went on a visit to the college and I instantly fell in love with the campus. Normally colleges just contact you once or twice and that's it, but both of the coaches made sure to stay in contact at least once a week," Gastineau said. "I haven't even started school there yet and I already feel as if I'm a student there."