Track & Field Adds Four During Spring Signing

2014 Newcomer, Mike Lowe

May 5, 2014

DENTON, Texas - North Texas track and field head coach Carl Sheffield today announced the signing of four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent: Brittany White, Mike Lowe, Kathryn Pennel and Gabriel McAdams.

White is a distance runner from Flower Mound High School, where she was a four-year letter winner in both cross country and track. In 2014, she finished in the top-five in the 800m at the District 5-5A meet, qualifying for regionals. In cross country, she was a member of Flower Mound's District 5-5A championship team, individually finishing in the top 10.

"Brittany has had extensive experience from her time at Flower Mound High School of being a scoring member on a team competing for championships," distance coach Stefanie Slekis said. "With this experience and the individual success this spring, I know she will vying to be our fifth scorer this fall and will motivate the other women around her to train and compete at their best."

Lowe is a two-time youth champion from New Zealand. In 2014, Lowe was the Junior National 3000m champion, and in 2011 was the National Youth Cross Country Champion.

"Mike joins us from an outstanding training group in New Zealand, where he knew former Mean Green stand-out Matt Russ," Slekis said. "Mike has already had tremendous success at the New Zealand National Championships winning the Junior 3000m title this spring. He will be ready to come in this fall and train and compete with the top five men on our cross country team and contribute to the team's success at both the conference and NCAA level.  

Pennel is a graduate student from the University of Glascow in Fife, Scotland. In 2014, Pennel was third at Scottish National Cross Country championships, and was the top-qualifier in the 3000m Scottish championships in both the 17-and-under and 20-and-under age groups.

"Pennel has consistently competed well at the National level, including a third place finish at the Scottish Cross Country Championships this spring," Slekis said. "She will have an immediate impact on our women's team this fall and be ready to mix it up with the best in Conference USA."

McAdams, a pole vaulter, was a three-year letter winner for Keller High School. In 2013, he took sixth place at the USATF Junior Olympics clearing 15-feet, seven inches.

Click here for the complete list of the 2014-15 track and field signees.



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