CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston Head Coach Amy Seago has announced the signing class for the 2011-2012 school year. The class consists of eight women and three men. The class is highlighted by two state champions and a sub-five minute mile performance.
"I am pleased with our 2011 signing class," Seago said. "Obviously, the goal each year is to bring in athletes who can elevate our team's performance. Athletic aptitude largely determines our overall success. I also feel it is important that the student-athlete is a great fit for the College of Charleston and for the personality of our team. I feel confident in this year's class and in what they can bring to the team athletically, scholastically and personally. I am excited about the diversity of this group. We always strive to have a well-balanced track & field team. I think we did a great job this year balancing our sprints, jumps, throws and distance squads."
Arlington H.S., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Fifth-place in state indoor meet in 1,500-meters and participated in prestigious Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden.
PR's: 800 - (2:15.50), 1500 - (4:31.61) 1600 - (4:55.68)
Coach Seago on Hayley: "We are thrilled to have Hayley join us. She will make an immediate performance impact. Not only is she a talented student-athlete, but Hayley is the type of person we want as a member of our Cougar family. She possesses the intangible qualities that make a true difference to a program. We couldn't be happier to welcome her aboard."
Sarah "Tiffany" Sisk
Easley H.S., Easley, S.C.
3-time State Champion 2008-2010
PR's: Shot Put - (43' 4.5") Discus - (119' 11)
Coach Seago on Tiffany: "We expect Tiffany to make an immediate impact on the conference level as a freshman in the shot put. She's throwing very well right now in that event and her recent breakthrough bodes well for the future. With some technical improvements, she has the ability to score in the SoCon meet in the discus. We also see her developing in the indoor weight and outdoor hammer. "
Greer H.S., Greer, S.C.
2010 State Champion Long Jump
PR's: Long Jump - (18-0.75), Triple Jump - (37-5), High Jump - (5'4)
Coach Seago on Dyshia: "Dyshia is a hard worker, has a positive attitude and is driven to succeed. She has the ability to score in the SoCon Championships, potentially in three events as a newcomer."
AC Reynolds H.S., Fletcher, N.C.
Three-sport athlete in high school (Track, Tennis, Soccer)
PR's: 100- (12.61), 200 - (25.89), 400 - (58.17)
Coach Seago on Lorna: On the track, Lorna is extremely versatile. She has extensive big meet experience as she was a regular competitor at the Regional and State levels in the North Carolina. Lorna would add some much needed depth to our sprints group.
Chesterfield, H.S., Chesterfield, S.C.
PR's: Discus - (106'7) Shot Put - (31'8)
Coach Seago on Savannah: "Savannah will be a great asset to our team not only from the standpoint of performance in the throwing events, but also because of her quality of character. She is a driven leader and determined competitor. We expect her to make great improvement with further technical instruction. We also see promise in her athletic ability that makes us believe she will quickly pick up the footwork of the hammer and excel in that event."
Stratford H.S., Goose Creek, S.C.
9th place in at 2008 Cross Country State Championship
PR's: 1600 - (5:28), 3200 - (11:40.09), 5,000 - (19:01)
Coach Seago on Danielle: "It's always awesome to welcome a local standout to the squad. I know Danielle's program well and because of that, I feel very confident in her ability to make the transition to collegiate-level running. Along with her homegrown roots, she brings a special enthusiasm to our team as she now realizes a long-held goal of wearing the Cougar uniform. We are happy to officially welcome her to our family."
Hilton Head H.S., Hilton Head, S.C.
PR's: 1600 - (5:41.07), 3200 - (11:45.86), 5,000- (19:45)
Coach Seago on Rosie: "Rosie comes from a program that knows how to win and has been an integral part of Hilton Head's distance running tradition. She has helped to establish an atmosphere of camaraderie, focus, and positive choices on her high school team. These experiences, combined with our solid group of returners, only strengthen
our core values and add to the ingredients of success."
Portsmouth H.S., Portsmouth, N.H.
2010 All-State Performer, 2011 Scholar Athlete Award
PR's: Long Jump - (16-4.75) Triple Jump - (33-2)
Coach Seago on Ali: "Ali's background in basketball and soccer will serve her well as overall athletic development is vital to improvement in an event like the triple jump. She is a well-balanced student-athlete and rounds out our class of 2011- a class that is characterized by character, tenacity and accomplished student-athletes who will, undoubtedly, elevate our program to the next level."
Hilton Head H.S., Hilton Head, S.C.
Third in 2010 South Carolina AAA State Track & Field Championship 3200-meter run
All-State Cross Country in 2008, 2009, 2010
PR's: 3200 - (9:45.70) 5000 - (16:01)
Coach Seago on Mackenzie: "Mackenzie has been part of a winning team at Hilton Head High School. He's seen first-hand how hard work translates to success. He has had a great senior season and his momentum is building at the right time. The mileage foundation he's put in, combined with his mindset for winning foreshadows a successful future ahead."
Bolton, H.S., Bolton, Conn.
Fifth at 2010 Connecticut State Championship
PR's: 5,000 - (15:56)
Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, Pa.
PR's: 3200- (9:52.75) 5,000 - (16:18)
Coach Seago on Adam and Cameron: "We are pleased to announce the addition of Adam Seften and Cameron Mactavish. They are both impressive young men who hail from the northeast. Adam is the North Central Connecticut Conference Champ. Cameron has big-race experience in the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional. Their passion for running and understanding of the sport will aid in their long-term development as they transition from the high school 5k to college-level 8k race."