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Mustangs announce women's track & field recruits

June 12, 2014, in Athletics, Track and Field

Morningside College track & field and cross country head coach David Nash announced the names of 13 recruits who will join the Mustangs during the 2014-15 academic year.

The recruits are:

Meagan Andersen, a weight thrower from Woodbine, Iowa. Andersen is a 2014 graduate of Woodbine High School, where she was this year’s Class 1A state champion in the shot put with a distance of 39-10 3/4.

She placed seventh in the shot put with a distance of 35-9 1/4 at the Class 1A state meet as a junior and was a Class 1A state qualifier in the discus as a sophomore.

Holly Brock, a shot put thrower from Dunlap, Iowa. Brock is a 2014 graduate of Boyer Valley Community High School, where she was a Class 1A state qualifier this past season.

She placed eighth at the 1A state meet as a junior with a distance of 35-8 1/2.

Megan Hart, a distance runner from Shenandoah, Iowa. Hart is a 2014 graduate of Shenandoah High School, where she was a Class 2A state qualifier in the 3000-meters and the 3200-meter relay this past season. She ran for 2A state qualifying 3200-meter relay teams as a freshman and sophomore.

Hart finished 41st with a time of 15:55.4 at the Class 3A state cross country meet as a senior. She was 54th at the 3A state meet as a junior and 65th as a sophomore.

Allison Higgins, a distance runner from Jefferson, Iowa. Higgins is a 2014 graduate of Jefferson-Scranton High School who competed for Greene County High School. She was a Class 3A state qualifier in the 1500 and 3000-meters as a senior and a Class 3A 3000-meter state qualifier as a junior.

She enjoyed an outstanding senior season in cross country capped by a third place finish with a time of 15:04.7 at the Class 2A state meet. Higgins finished 52nd at the 2A state meet as a junior.

Kim Hokinson, a sprinter-long jumper from Barnum, Iowa. Hokinson is a 2014 graduate of Manson Northwest Webster High School, where she ran the leadoff leg for relay teams that placed second in the 400-meter relay and fourth in the sprint medley relay at this year’s Class 2A state meet. She was also a state qualifier in the 800-meter relay.

Hokinson helped lead Manson Northwest Webster to a third place finish in the sprint medley relay at the Class 1A state meet as a junior. She was also a state qualifier in the 400-meter, 800-meter, and distance medley relays.

Abby Jacobs, a sprinter from Valentine, Neb. Jacobs is a 2014 graduate of Valentine High School. She finished third in the 100-meters and fifth in the 200-meters at this year’s Southwest Conference meet.

Kelsey Krohn, a hurdler-sprinter from Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. Krohn is a 2014 graduate of Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School, where she was a Class 3A state qualifier in the 400-meter relay this past season.

She was a Class 3A state qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles as a sophomore.

Hannah Miller, a distance runner from Fort Dodge, Iowa. Miller is a 2014 graduate of Prairie Valley High School, where she ran in the Class 1A state cross country meet as a junior.

Michelle Mumm, a distance runner from Neola, Iowa. Mumm is a 2014 graduate of Tri-Center Neola High School, where she ran the second leg for the school’s Class 1A state championship 1600-meter relay team at this year’s state meet. She anchored Tri-Center to a third place finish in the distance medley and was also an individual place winner in two events at the 1A state meet. Mumm finished third in the 3000-meters with a time of 10:51.53 and sixth in the 800-meters with a time of 2:24.24.

She was a Class 2A state qualifier in the 800-meters and helped lead Tri-Center to a fifth place finish in the 3200-meter relay and a sixth place finish in the 1600-meter relay during her junior campaign. Mumm was also a 2A 800-meter state qualifier and helped lead Tri-Center to a fifth place finish in the 3200-meter relay and an eighth place finish in the 1600-meter relay as a sophomore.

Mumm had four top 25 finishes at the Class 1A state cross country meet during her prep career. Her best effort came as a senior when she finished ninth with a time of 15:28. Mumm finished 14th as a junior, 12th as a sophomore, and 22nd as a freshman.

Maria Owen, a distance runner from Gillette, Wyo., who will join the Mustangs with junior athletic eligibility as a transfer from Gillette Junior College. She finished 14th in the 10,000-meters with a time of 47:15.38 at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national meet and helped lead Gillette to a third place finish in the team standings at the NJCAA Division I cross country national meet this past year.

She is a 2012 graduate of Sheridan High School.

Taja Prince, a sprinter from Omaha, Neb. Prince is a 2014 graduate of Omaha Westside High School, where her top times during the 2014 season were 13.42 seconds in the 100-meters and 27.77 in the 200-meters.

Ashton Schweers, a high jumper from Wayne, Neb. Schweers is a 2014 graduate of Wayne High School. She was this year’s Nebraska Class B state champion with a height of 5-5.

Schweers finished ninth with a height of 5-0 at the Class B state meet as a junior.

Kaylee Van Voorst, a discus thrower from Hull, Iowa. Van Voorst is a 2014 graduate of Boyden-Hull High School. She was a Class 3A state qualifier as a senior and junior and a 2A state qualifier as a sophomore.

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