Track & Field


    Below is the 2015 IU Track and Field Recruiting Class. Stay tuned to this page as more student-athletes sign with the Hoosiers.

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    Recruit Performances of the Week

    Willie Morrison (Leavenworth, Kan.) won the Big River HS Series Championship with a national leading throw of 67'4" in the shot put.

    Taylor Williams (Bowie, Md.) won the MD 4A Indoor State Championships 500m in 1:15.5, which ranks her 7th in the country.


    Maggie Allen

    Louisville, Ky.

    Sacred Heart Academy


    2014 1600m Kentucky State Champion

    2014 800m Kentucky State Champion

    Personal Bests:

    1600m: 4:56.20

    800m: 2:13.68

    5000m XC: 18:04.00

    Coach Helmer on Maggie:

    “Maggie has won multiple Kentucky state championships, but it is her running form and potential for development that we found intriguing. Consistent high level training and racing could be the recipe for some really good things in the future.”


    Alice Babashak

    Midlothian, Va.

    Midlothian High School

    Triple Jump, Hurdles, Heptathlon

    2014: #5 300m Hurdler in Virginia

    2014: #5 Triple Jumper in Virginia

    2014: 24th in Virginia State Cross Country Meet

    Personal Bests:

    300m Hurdles: 43.98

    Triple Jump: 38’6”

    400m Hurdles: 1:03.29

    Coach Helmer on Alice:

    “Once we identify a focus and direction for Alice, we think she has the potential to develop into an outstanding contributor to our developing track team. We know we are getting a committed, hard worker who has helped her team in the sprints, hurdles, jumps and even cross country. That attitude, along with a generous helping of talent, plus help from women’s multi/jumps coach Mike Erb makes her future as a Hoosier appear to be bright.”


    Riley Egbula

    Simpsonville, S.C.

    Hillcrest High School


    2014 South Carolina Runner Up at 400m

    15th at 2014 New Balance Nationals at 200m

    Personal Bests:

    200m: 24.46

    400m: 55.60

    Coach Helmer on Riley:

    “Riley has Bloomington and IU roots, and as a result indicated her interest in our program. We were in turn drawn to her history of success in the long sprints and feel as though she will be a great match for spring coach Ed Beathea’s program.”


    Jaela Gay

    Riverdale Baptist High School

    Bowie, Md.


    Personal Bests:

    200m: 24.3

    100m: 11.88

    Coach Helmer on Jaela:

    “Jaela is very young and fairly inexperienced, but has consistently demonstrated the talent necessary to have a chance to develop into a very, very good sprinter. Her transition to consistent high level work and ability to embrace the process will determine just how far she will have a chance to go and grow.”


    Taylor Pennington

    Center Grove High School

    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High Jump

    2013 Indiana High Jump Runner-Up

    2014 4th place at Indiana State Meet

    Personal Bests:

    High Jump: 5’8”

    Coach Helmer on Taylor:

    “Taylor had a very good sophomore year jumping 5’8” both indoors and outdoors. A return to that form, followed by a full time focus on long term development should give her a chance to become very competitive at this level.”


    Taylor Williams

    Bowie High School

    Bowie, Md.


    3rd in 2014 Maryland State Championships at 400m

    10th at New Balance Outdoor Nationals at 400m

    Personal Bests:

    400m: 54.8

    200m: 24.9

    Coach Helmer on Taylor:

    “Taylor has shown the ability to work at a high level, as indicated by a nice drop in her 400m times over the past year, resulting in times that would indicate the potential to give us immediate help in that area. A continued commitment to the necessary work should give her a chance to develop across all the spring events and provide some much needed help in that area.”

    McKayla Eves
    Sarnia Athletics Southwest
    Bridgen, Ontario

    5th in OFSAA Senior Girls 200m dash - 2014
    6th in OFSAA Senior Girls 100m dash - 2014

    Personal Bests
    100m - 12.02
    200m - 24.64

    Coach Helmer on McKayla:
    "While McKayla is young and relatively new to the sport, she comes to IU from a historically successful Canadian Club that has brought us Olympian Derek Drouin as well as sophomore jumper Danielle Quinn. McKayla will bring an excitment for the expectations and vision of the program, and with hard work, she should be able to make her own impact on our team and in the conference."

    Katherine Receveur
    Assumption High School
    Louisville, Ky.

    3rd at 2014 Kentucky State Track Meet at 1600m
    2012 Kentucky State Champion at 800m

    Personal Bests
    800m - 2:15.50
    1600m - 4:55.52

    Coach Helmer on Katherine:
    "Katherine demonstrated the ability to perform at a high level in pressure situations early on in her career. With consistency and a daily commitment to getting better, she can develop into an impactful member of our distance group and be very successful at the Big Ten level."

    Laura Schroeder
    Transfer: Grand Valley State University
    Stanford, Michigan

    5th at 2014 NCAA DII Championships in the Hammer
    3rd at 2014 NCAA DII Championships in the Weight

    Personal Bests
    Hammer - 58.36m
    Weight - 18.85m

    Coach Helmer on Laura:
    "Laura brings some valuable championship experience to our very young team. We think that she is only going to keep getting better once she starts working with Coach Martin, and we believe that she will have an immediate impact on our conference."




    Kyle Mau

    Hudson High School

    Hudson, Ohio


    2014-Ohio State Runner-Up at 3200m

    2014-4th Place at Ohio State Cross Country Meet

    2013-Ohio Cross Country State Runner-Up

    Personal Bests:

    800m: 153.86

    1600m: 4:11.95

    3200m: 9:03.07

    5000m XC: 15:15.17

    Coach Helmer on Kyle

    “Kyle’s potential is indicated by his 4:11 as a sophomore and multiple quality 3200s as a junior. In addition, he has placed well in his state cross country meet exhibiting the qualities necessary to give him a chance to be a high level distance runner in our program in all three seasons.”


    Willie Morrison

    Leavenworth High School

    Leavenworth, Kan.


    #4 Discus in US in Class of 2015

    #4 Shot Put in US in Class of 2015

    2014 Shot Put and Discus Kansas State Champion

    National Junior Olympic Runner-Up in Shot Put and Discus

    Personal Bests:

    Discus: 190’10”

    Shot Put: 64’6.25”

    Coach Helmer on Willie:

    “Willie is a growing young man who had a break out year in 2014. Throws coach Cory Martin will have fun figuring out which event/events on which to focus, but for now we think we are getting an explosive thrower, who can become a force in two or even three events at the Big Ten and NCAA level.”


    Bryce Millar

    Fayetteville-Manlius High School

    Manlius, N.Y.


    2013 and 2014 New York Cross Country State Champion

    2014 New York Runner-Up at 3200m

    Personal Bests:

    1600m: 4:17.89

    3200m: 9:04.28

    5000m XC: 15:06.30

    Coach Helmer on Bryce:

    “Bryce brings a much needed cross country focus to our program, having won back-to-back New York state championships. Add that to his state meet runner-up finish in the 3200 on the track, and he appears to have the qualities that will allow him to develop into a quality Big Ten and NCAA distance runner.”

    William Mulloy
    Saint Xavier High School
    Louisville, Ky.

    2014 Kentucky 1600m State Champion
    2014 Kentucky 800m State Runner-Up
    2014 New Balance Indoor Nationals Emerging Elite Mile Champion

    Personal Bests
    800m - 1:54.80
    1600m - 4:10.94

    Coach Helmer on William:
    "We really liked not only the times that William had run, but the way he performed in pressure situations. He brings some more maturity and composure to a young group that through consistent, hard work can leave their own stamp on an already historically great event area here at Indiana."

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