Cross Country/Track & Field Announces Incoming Recruits

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Courtesy: Tony DeSabato
NEW YORK – The Columbia cross country/track & field program has announced its versatile incoming class or the 2014-15 season. The Lions will welcome 32 student-athletes to Morningside Heights, including 16 on both the men’s and women’s teams.

Class of 2018

MEN

TAL BRAUDE -(Distance)
Home State: California
High School: Torrey Pines High School
Personal Bests: (One Mile - 4:13.03, Two Mile - 9:00.92)

AIDAN GOLTRA –(Distance)
Home State: California
High School: Campolindo High School
Personal Bests: (1 Mile - 4:18.12, Two Mile - 9:04.11)

SPENCER HAIK - (Distance)
Home State: Missouri
High School: Glendale High School
Personal Bests: (800m - 1:55.36, One Mile - 4:05.98, Two Mile - 9:05.04)

DANTE HAY – (Distance)
Home State: North Carolina
High School: Maria Carrillo High School
Personal Bests: (400m - 50.20, 800m - 1:52.36, One Mile - 4:20.22)

NIKOLAUS KREILING - Distance
Home State: North Carolina
High School: Jordan High School
Personal Bests: (One Mile - 4:19.91, Two Mile - 9:11.05)

MICHAEL McCLEMONS – (Distance)
Home State: New Jersey
High School: Christian Brothers Academy
Personal Bests: (800m - 1:55.05, One Mile - 4:13.92, Two Mile - 9:09.99)

BRIAN McGOVERN - (Mid. Distance)
Home State: Ohio
High School: Tallmadge High School
Personal Bests: (800m - 1:53.69, One Mile - 4:32.37)

JASON MENZIES – (Distance)
Home State: Virginia
High School: Lafayette High School
Personal Bests: (One Mile - 4:17.37, Two Mile - 9:00.36)

GEORGE MIAO – (Distance)
Home State: California
High School: Rocklin High School
Personal Bests: (One Mile - 4:13.82, Two Mile - 9:15.92)

TYLER OTTERSTEDT – (Mid. Distance)
Home State: Ohio
High School: Granville High School
Personal Bests: (800m - 1:52.24, One Mile - 4:15.75)

THOMAS ROONEY – (Distance)
Home State: New Jersey
High School: Christian Brothers Academy
Personal Bests: (One Mile - 4:14.26, Two Mile - 9:06.70)

DYLAN TARPEY – (Distance)
Home State: New Jersey
High School: Freehold Township, N.J.
Personal Bests: (1 Mile - 4:13.35, Two Mile - 9:06.70)

RYAN THOMAS – (Distance)
Home State: Virginia
High School: Albermarle High School
Personal Bests: (1000m - 2:27.60, One Mile - 4:12.38, Two Mile - 9:24.99)

MICHAEL THURSTON – (Distance)
Home State: Georgia
High School: Marist High School
Personal Bests: (One Mile - 4:21.59, Two Mile - 9:27.19)

COLIN TIERNEY – (Distance)
Home State: Rhode Island
High School: Bishop Hendicken High School
Personal Bests: (1 Mile - 4:24.38, Two Mile - 8:35.36)

MITCHELL TUCKERMAN – (Distance)
Home State: Ohio
High School: Columbus Academy
Personal Best: (800m - 1:55.96)

WOMEN

JULIA ARMSTRONG – (Distance)
Home State: New York
High School: Onteora High School
Personal Bests: (1500m - 4:47.60, 3000m -10:14.92)

MADISON BARKER – (Sprints)
Home State: Missouri
High School: Ladoe Horton Watkins High School
Personal Bests: (400m - 57.09, 200m - 25.37)

CHLOE BINCZYK – (Distance)
Home State: Ohio
High School: Shaker Heights
Personal Bests: (1 Mile - 5:13.60, Two Mile - 10:57.50)

SHALON CONLEY – (Sprints)
Home State: Ohio
High School: Pickerington Central High School
Personals Bests: (100m - 11.94, 200m - 24.79)

GRACE GRIM – (Mid. Distance)
Home State: Oregon
High School: Hood River Valley
Personal Bests: (800m - 2:21.0, 1500m - 4:47.77, 3000m - 11:16.0)

SARAH HARDIE – (Mid. Distance)
Home State: New York
High School: Elwood – John H. Glenn High School
Personal Bests: (800m - 2:11.21, 1000m - 2:54.98, 1500m - 4:42.99)

VICTORIA INGRAM – (Distance)
Home State: New York
High School: Smithtown West High School
Personal Best: (3000m - 10:02.23)

AMINAT IRIAFEN – (Sprints)
Home State: California
High School: Los Osos High School
Personal Bests: (100m -11.85, 200m - 24.51)

BIANCA JOSEPH – (Hurdles)
Home State: Florida
High School: Suncoast Community High School
Personal Bests: (100 hurdles - 14.36, 300m hurdles - 45.82)

KELLI MARTINDALE - (Multi-Events)
Home State: California
High School: Santa Barbara High School
Personal Best: (Heptathlon - 3684 points)

ERIN MELLY – (Distance)
Home State: New York
High School: Connetquot High School
Personal Best: (3000m - 10:10.37)

AKUA OBENG-AKROFI – (Sprints)
Home State: Georgia
High School: Archer High School
Personal Bests: (100m - 11.77, 200m - 23.73(w), 400m - 57.55)

SYDNEY PETERSEN – (Sprints)
Home State: New Hampshire
High School: Exeter High School
Personal Bests: (400m - 56.54, 300m - 41.02)

KATHARINE SAMMER – (Mid. Distance)
Home State: California
Personal Bests: (800m - 2:12.18, 400m - 58.14, One Mile - 5:17.67)

ABIGAIL SHARKEY –(Pole Vault)
Home State: Arizona
High School: Red Mountain High School
Personal Best: (Pole Vault - 11'9")

MCKENZIE SUP – (Jumps)
Home State: California
High School: Bella Vista High School
Personal Bests: (Long Jump – 5.71m)

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