UCCS track & field adds 12
University of Colorado Colorado Springs track & field coach David Harmer announced Wednesday that the Mountain Lions had signed 12 athletes to join the team for the 2011-12 season.
Among the newcomers are two Colorado Springs standouts: T.J. Frison of Vista Ridge High School and David Krumland of Rampart High School. Other Coloradoans added to the roster include Ryan Buchanan of Glenwood Springs HS, Ryan Tomlinson of Castle View HS, Taylor Russell of Karval HS and Lauren Roberts of Moffat County HS.
Joining UCCS from outside the state will be two athletes from Arizona, two from new Mexico and one each from California and Alaska.
Harmer said that there will be more names added to the list of recruits as the summer wears on.
"This incoming class is one of the best we have had since I started here in 2007," said Harmer. "Coach Jeff Bakke has done a fantastic job assisting coach Brandon Masters and I with the recruiting duties this year and his efforts have paid off.
"We have added some much needed depth to our already talented pool of jumpers and multi-event athletes, and also welcome the competitive debuts of Alex Colvin and Chad Liscar, who were red-shirting last year after transferring from the University of Kansas, and the Air Force Academy respectively."
Below is the list of newcomers along with a comment by Harmer on each.
Males: (listed alphabetically)
Cameron Bonner- Wilcox HS (Wilcox, AZ)
"Cameron was one of the top hurdlers in Arizona Division III the past two seasons. He will contribute in both the 110 hurdles and 400 hurdles at UCCS."
Ryan Buchanan-Glenwood Springs HS (Glenwood Springs, CO)
"Ryan was the 4A State Runner-Up in the 300M hurdles and ran the lead-off leg on Glenwood's state placing 4x400 relay. With Ryan's combination of speed and endurance, he looks to make an impact in the RMAC in the 400 hurdles next season."
T.J. Frison- Vista Ridge HS (Colorado Springs, CO)
"T.J. was an All-State and All-Metro League performer for Vista Ridge in 2011, finishing as the runner-up in the 4A long jump and also qualifying for state in the high jump. He will add depth to the UCCS jumps squad next season and also contribute in the sprint events."
David Krumland- Rampart HS (Colorado Springs, CO)
"David was the 5A Colorado State Champion and the 5A Colorado Springs Metro League Champion in the pole vault in 2011. He was also a Runners Roost/Colorado Track XC All-Colorado Track and Field selection. He hopes to be one of the top vaulters in the RMAC next season."
Taylor Russell- Karval HS (Karval, CO)
"Taylor was an All-State selection for Karval in 2011, placing in the long jump, high jump, and 100M. He will add depth in these events and might contribute as a multi-event athlete as well."
Ryan Tomlinson-Castle View HS (Castle Rock, CO)
"In only his second year of track and field, Ryan placed second in the 5A boys high jump and also qualified for state in the triple jump. With his size and athleticism, Ryan will look to contribute in the jumps and possibly multi-events."
Females: (listed alphabetically)
Kimberly Babicke- Pojoaque HS (Los Alamos, NM)
"Kimberley has consistently been one of the best sprinters and jumpers in New Mexico during her high school career. She will add depth to the UCCS sprint squad and also compete in the long jump and relay teams next season."
Christy Carmody- Peoria, AZ
"Christy comes to UCCS after two years at Glendale C.C. She was the JUCO National Runner-Up this indoor season and placed 3rd outdoors. She hopes to improve the already successful pole vault squad and join current All-American Lauren Graham in taking the program to the next level."
Jorja Flynn- Carlmont HS (Belmont, CA)
"Jorja will add youth to the deep UCCS pole vault crew next season. The coaching staff sees big potential from her with her combination of speed and inexperience."
Deidre Fudge- Santa Fe HS (Santa Fe, NM)
"Deidre was a multiple event place winner at the New Mexico State meet. Her versatility in the sprints, jumps, and hurdles will add depth across several event areas next season."
Lauren Roberts- Moffat County HS (Craig, CO)
"Lauren was a 2011 state qualifier in the long jump and high jump. She looks to make an impact in the both the jumps and multi-events next season."
Jessica Todd- Dimond HS (Anchorage, AK)
"The versatile Todd was a multiple event place winner at the Alaska State Meet, as well as running a leg on Dimond's State Championship 4x400 Relay. Earlier this year, she also placed first in Alaska's state pentathlon competition. She will be a tremendous asset to UCCS in the sprints, jumps, and multi-events."
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