Track & Field Welcomes 31 Newcomers To 2018 Roster

Aug. 17, 2017

DENTON – The North Texas track and field team has announced its 2018 signing class, including 20 to the women’s team, announced by head coach Carl Sheffield Thursday.

“We are ecstatic about our 2018 recruiting class,” Sheffield said. “We filled some much-needed depth on our women's roster. The men added some quality young signings as well as some talented graduate transfers.”

This year’s class features four international student-athletes from Jamaica, New Zealand, Ireland and Switzerland. On the men’s side, 11 newcomers will add depth to the sprinters, distance, jumps, pole vault and hurdles events. The women bolstered their squad in throws, pole vault, jumps, sprinters and distance runners.

“This class is one of the largest classes we’ve had in my tenure as Director,” Sheffield said. “It represents hope for change in our future here at North Texas.”

Men (11)
Abdon Campbell – St. Catherine, Jamaica – Ardenne HS – Sprints
Andrew Cobos – Lewisville, Texas – Missouri – Distance
Lavandis Douglas – Denton, Texas – Denton HS – Jumps
Jack Beaumont – Winton, New Zealand – Central Southland College – Distance
Shane Bracken – Mayo, Ireland - St. Joseph’s secondary school – Distance
Darien Porter – Grand Prairie, Texas – James Bowie HS - Sprints
Jaron Thomas – Midlothian, Texas – Colorado – Sprints/Hurdles
Dayton Johnson – Arlington, Texas – James W. Martin HS – Sprints
Benjamin Davis – Austin, Texas – Lake Travis HS – Pole Vault
Joseph Squire – Arlington, Texas – Juan Seguin HS – Sprints/Hurdles
Joshua West – Converse, Texas – Converse Judson HS - Sprints

Women (20)
Sydney Salinas – Weslaco, Texas – Weslaco HS – Pole Vault
Haley Walker – Lockney, Texas – Lockney HS – Throws
Sarah White – League City, Texas – Clear Springs HS – Sprints
Kiara Pickens – Converse, Texas – Judson Senior HS – Jumps
Denver Mims – Daingerfield, Texas – Daingerfield HS - Jumps
Iquo Asuquo-Ating – Cypress, Texas – Cypress Woods HS - Sprints
Mikia Jordan – Fort Worth, Texas – Aledo HS – Sprints
Brittni Emanuel – Missouri City, Texas – Ridge Point HS – Sprints
Amber Walker – Lindale, Texas – Lindale HS – Jumps
Jaleisa Shaffer – Amarillo, Texas – Palo Duro HS – Throws
Taylor Blackshire – Mesquite, Texas – Dr. John D. Horn HS – Sprints
Valencia Bullock – Grand Prairie, Texas – Mansfield Lake Ridge HS – Sprints/Jumps
Rea Iseli – Tauffelen, Switzerland – Distance
Anais Hill – Austin, Texas – Round Rock HS – Throws
Ashlynn Smart – Baird, Texas – Clyde HS – Throws
Lyric Choice – Mesquite, Texas – Dr. John D. Horn HS – Sprints/Hurdles
Jazzman Clare – Killeen, Texas – Harker Heights HS – Sprints/Hurdles
Aneesa Scott – Garland, Texas – Rowlett HS – Sprints
Olivia Zint – Pottsboro, Texas – Pottsboro HS – Distance
Eva Mora – Saginaw, Texas – Saginaw HS – Distance

 

 

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