Freshman recruits added to Racer athletics

Story by Kelsey Randolph, Sports Editor

Interim Head Coach Jorge Caetano // Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics

Interim Head Coach Jorge Caetano // Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics

Track and Field Head Coach Jenny Swieton // Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics

Track and Field Head Coach Jenny Swieton // Photo courtesy of Racer Athletics

Racer track and field and women’s tennis have added new recruits for the 2015-16 athletic season.

Track and Field

Head Coach Jenny Swieton said in a report on GoRacers.com that she is excited about her new recruits because they cover all facets of track and field and cross country.

The new recruits are:

  • Tamdra Lawrence from Westside High School in Georgia
  • Jocelyn Payne from Kirkwood High School in Missouri
  • Kassidy Cook from Harrison County High School in Kentucky
  • Jabreuna Brimlett from Poplar Bluff High School in Missouri
  • Emily Heil from Marathon High School in Wisconsin
  • Aubrey Main from Southridge High School in Indiana
  • Maddy Brown from Parkway West High School in Missouri
  • Purity Chebet from Kenya
  • Ida Mutai from Kenya
  • Christina Meinhardt from Illinois
  • Jessenia Ellis from Poplar Bluff High School in Missouri

“We’re extremely excited about our newest additions to the Racers family,” Swieton said in the report.

Women’s Tennis

Women’s tennis Interim Head Coach Jorge Caetano announced the signing of five student-athletes.

Caetano said in a report on GoRacers.com that he was careful when looking at prospect because he was looking for young women that understood what it meant to be a student-athlete.

“This group is very talented and determined and they are willing to work hard both on court and in the classroom in order to have a successful college career,” he said.

The new recruits are:

  • Amina Hadzic from Esbjerg, Denmark
  • Jeanne Masson from Dianrd, France
  • Haily Morgan from Anthem, Arizona
  • Alina Schibol from Hamburg, Germany and is also transferring from IPFW
  • Mari Udagawa from Tokyo, Japan

“I am very pleased with this year’s class and it was not an easy task to bring in this many players that play at such a high level,” Caetano said.

Both women’s tennis and track and field recruits are for the 2015-16 school year.