July 10, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Indiana track and field director and head coach Ron Helmer has announced four more signees for his 2012-13 signing class. The group of four includes two transfers and two high school state champions. Scott Houston will transfer in from North Carolina for his fifth year in the pole vault and Derrick Morgan will return to his home state of Indiana from Florida A&M in the sprints. Zack Bray is the 2012 Indiana State Champion in the 110-meter hurdles from Hamilton Southeastern, and Nathan Pierre-Louis was a state champion at 400 meters in Massachusetts for Waltham High School.
Indiana has now announced 21 2012-13 signees, with six women and 15 men signed to be Hoosiers. The group includes three transfers and five high school state champions. See more on the four new signees below, and to see IU's entire signing class to date with updated marks and accomplishments, go to the Signing Class Homepage.
Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers, Indiana
State Champion in the 2012 Outdoor State Meet 110 Hurdles
Second in the 2012 Outdoor State Meet 300 Hurdles
PR's: 110 Hurdles - 14.01, 300 Hurdles - 37.81
Coach Helmer: "Zack had a very good senior track season and an outstanding state meet. We were very impressed with the way he rose to the occasion and ran his best times of the year while winning the sprint hurdles and getting second out of one of the slower heats in the intermediate hurdles. He has a great chance to develop into a Big Ten-level competitor in both events."
Oak Ridge, North Carolina
UNC-Chapel Hill `12
Northwest Guilford High School, Greensboro, North Carolina
Many Time ACC scorer both indoors and out
PR: Pole Vault - 17' 6 ¼"
High School PR: 16' 10"
Coach Helmer: "Scott is another transfer who brings both maturity and talent. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, he comes to IU excited about grad school and excited about the opportunity to be a part of our outstanding pole-vaulting tradition. While his collegiate career has been very good but a bit inconsistent, we are confident a new environment and new challenge will prove to be the catalyst for a great fifth year as a Hoosier."
North Central High School, Indianapolis, Indiana
PR's: 400 - 47.12, 300 - 34.87, 200 - 21.99
High School 400 PR - 49.38
Coach Helmer: "After walking on at Florida A&M and a couple of years of very good development, Derrick decided he wanted to come back home and compete for the Hoosiers. We look forward to Derrick joining our rapidly improving group of 400-meter runners and the continued improvement that will allow him to make his mark at the Big Ten level and beyond."
Nathan Pierre Louis
Waltham High School, Waltham, Massachusetts
2011 State Champion in the 400
2012 New England Indoor 300 Champion
2012 New England Outdoor 400 Champion
PR's: 400 - 47.95, 200 - 21.74, 300 - 35.02, 600 - 1:21.88
Coach Helmer: "Nathan is relatively new to the sport of track and field having preferred soccer in his native country of Haiti but has both the talent and desire to develop into a very special athlete. After moving to the U.S. to start high school he found himself as a long sprinter who enjoyed much success but still has lots of room to grow. Our coaching staff found him to be a quality person who will add as much to our locker room as he does the track."
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