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  • 2020-21 Shocker Women XC and Track & Field

    Coach Rainbolt announces his income class of Track and Field Athletes with 9 additions to the women's team and 17 addotions to the women's team.

    https://goshockers.com/news/2020/9/1...-shockers.aspx

    Impossible to predict how track and field athletes will develop but my pick for the most likely to make an impact in her Shocker career is:

    Faith Turner (Pittsburg, Kansas; Pittsburg HS) Jumps: Won state championships in the long jump and triple jump during her sophomore and junior years … Placed third at the KSHSAA State meet in the open 100 meters … Won a combined eight competitions in the triple jump and long jump during the 2019 outdoor season … Also played volleyball in high school and was named team captain twice … Came from an athletic family that saw her father Quentin played football at Pitt State and both of her sisters play collegiate athletics as well … Plans on studying Elementary Education. Personal Bests – Long Jump: 5.84m/19-2; Triple Jump: 12.20m/40-0.5; 100 Meters: 12.30

    Pretty solid high school PR's in those events.

    One of the transfers has some decent PR's in her events and has a very unusual bio -- I have no idea where she is eligibility-wise:

    Nicole McMillen (Pickering, Ontario, Canada; Tusculum University) Distance: Won three titles at the 2020 South Atlantic Indoor Conference Championships with wins in the 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters and distance medley relay … Qualified for the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships for a second consecutive year in 2019 and finished 92nd … Won individual conference titles at the 2019 South Atlantic Outdoor conference meet in the 1,500 meters, 5,000 meters and the 3,000-meter steeplechase … Qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and finished sixth to earn All-America honors … Won the South Atlantic Conference's indoor mile race in 2019 with a time of 5:06.43 … Also finished second at the conference indoor meet in 2019 in the 3,000 meters … Finished 59th at the Division II Cross Country Championships in 2018 and was only the third runner in Tusculum history to qualify for the national meet … A former soccer player turned distance runner, McMillen started in all but one of Tusculum's women's soccer matches in her four years on the team … Started running competitively during her junior year of college. Personal Bests – 1,500 Meters: 4:37.74; Mile: 4:53.57; 3,000 Meters: 9:39.38; 5,000 Meters: 16:53.86; 3,000-Meter Steeplechase: 10:25.37

    My vote for the most-likely to be conservative and well-ground in the U.S. Constitution would be:

    Madelynn Luster (Minco, Oklahoma; Minco HS) Throws: Was a first team All-Conference honoree in the discus during her sophomore and junior years … Earned first team honors in the shot put during her junior year … Qualified for the Junior Olympics in the shot put and discus in 2018 and 2019 … Was a Junior Olympics All-American in the discus in 2019 … Was a multi-sport athlete in high school as she also played fastpitch softball, slowpitch softball and basketball … Holds the Washington HS discus record … Parents Mike and Donna were athletes at Hillsdale College. Personal Bests – Discus: 42.34m/138-11; Shot Put: 12.54m/41-2

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    FYI - McMillen only has outdoor track eligibility but she is a good one! Her steeplechase PR along with Topham make them an incredible 1-2 punch!

    Another significant transfer is Karen Lyvers from USF. Really good HS athlete that didn't progress at USF - will remind you of a Larch-Miller with her personality.

    Also, Jocelyn Ruth, transfer from Okie State, was a big-time recruit out of HS but struggled at OSU. Might only have 1 year of eligibility.

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      Originally posted by goshox74 View Post
      Karen Lyvers from USF. Really good HS athlete that didn't progress at USF - will remind you of a Larch-Miller with her personality.

      That is a HIGH bar, to be sure. Those 2 student athletes are among the best to ever grace the halls at WSU, in a lot more ways than just their athletic prowess. Special young ladies.

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