Track & Field

    2013-2014 INDIANA UNIVERSITY TRACK AND FIELD SIGNEES

    Below is the 2013-14 IU Track and Field Recruiting Class. Stay tuned to this page as more student-athletes sign with the Hoosiers.

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    Clapp, Spencer
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, Indiana
    Distance
    Winner of 2013 Indiana Runner Indoor Distance Showcase 3200 in 9:17.55
    PR: 3200 - 9:13.92, 1600 - 4:22.27, 5000 - 15:00.88
    Coach Helmer: "Spencer had a breakthrough performance at the state meet last spring and started well this winter with an outstanding 3200. In time I think Spencer can become a very solid Big Ten level distance runner."

    Claxton, Eric
    Ft. Wayne, Indiana
    Carroll High School, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
    Middle Distance
    Member of 2012 State Champion 4 x 800 Relay
    2012 All State in Cross Country
    PR:1600 - 4:24.12, 800 - 1:56.00, 800 (relay) - 1:54
    Coach Helmer:
    "Eric is relatively new to full time running but shows the potential to develop across a wide range of events. I think we may see a breakout spring season for Eric as he finishes his high school career allowing him to transition to our program very well."

    Closs, Michael
    New Providence, New Jersey
    New Providence High School, New Providence, New Jersey
    Pole Vault
    Second in the 2013 New Jersey Meet of Champions
    PR: Pole Vault - 15' 0"
    Coach Helmer: "Michael caught our eye late this spring as he finished up his high school career with a personal best. Physically he shows great potential for continued development and we are excited to see how he progresses in our outstanding vault program."

    Coughler, Jeremy
    Port Hope, Ontario, Canada
    Port Hope High School, Port Hope, Ontario
    Distance
    2012 OFSAA 3000 Champion
    2013 OFSAA 2000 Steeple Champion
    PR: 3000 Steeple - 9:05.10, 2000 Steeple - 5:38.87, 3000 - 8:20.92, 1500 - 3:48.17, 800 - 1:52.74
    Coach Helmer:
    "Jeremy is very young for his class but has already run some outstanding times. He has great range and should contribute immediately. I believe Jeremy can become a great steeple chaser and will help us at the national level in multiple events including cross country."

    Duvall, Kyle
    Westfield, Indiana
    Westfield High School, Westfield, Indiana
    Distance
    2012 All State in Cross Country
    PR: Mile - 4:17.39, 1600 - 4:17.49, 800 - 1:58.69, 3200 - 9:26.70
    Coach Helmer:
    "While not performing consistently at top levels Kyle has done so often enough to convince us he may have a great future at IU. He had a really nice senior cross country season but has yet to approach his potential on the track. We are anxious to see what he is able to do this spring."

    Huntoon, Jordan
    Bloomington, Indiana
    South High School, Bloomington, Indiana
    Middle Distance
    Scored in the 2012 State Meet anchoring the 4 X 800 as well as qualified in the open 800
    PR: 800 - 1:55.56, 800 relay - 1:53.7, 1600 - 4:26.73
    Coach Helmer:
    "Jordan took a big, big step from his sophomore year to his junior year in high school and we anticipate he will take another big jump this spring. If he can learn to handle the necessary training, continues to mature and get stronger and is patient he will find a way to make us better."

    Kinnaird, Tre'tez
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Butler High School, Louisville, Kentucky
    Middle Distance
    2011 and 2012 Kentucky State 800 Champion
    2011 All State in Cross Country
    Top returning High School 800 meter runner in the United States
    Currently leads the country indoors in the 800 with a 1:50.97
    PR: Mile - 4:15.97, 800 - 1:49.31
    Coach Helmer:
    "Tre'tez is very, very good. His times speak for themselves but the thing I like most is his commitment to getting better and desire to make our team better. Tre'tez runs with a competitive spirit and passion that we value greatly and we look forward to helping nurture that quality as he develops, grows and matures in the sport."

    Leonard, Steven
    Spring, Texas
    Klein High School, Klein, Texas
    High Jump
    Third in the 2013 Texas State Meet jumping 6' 10"
    PR: High Jump - 6' 11"
    Coach Helmer: "Steven had a nice 2013 outdoor season and shows the potential to get much better. We have had success developing high jumpers in recent years and look forward to seeing what Steven can do."

    Mable, Adrian
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    South Side High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Hurdles
    Third in the 110 Hurdles and 9th in the 300 Hurdles at the 2013 Indiana State Meet
    PR: 55 Hurdles - 7.54, 110 Hurdles - 14.02, 300 Hurdles - 38.55
    Coach Helmer: "Adrian was very consistent this outdoor season. He must adjust to the college 42" hurdles but has shown the athletic ability necessary to get the job done."

    Miller, Andrew
    Olympia, Washington
    Capital High School, Olympia, Washington
    Throws
    2012 USATF Junior Hammer Qualifier
    PR: 12lb. Hammer - 209' 0", 16lb. Hammer - 178' 9", Discus - 160' 3"
    Coach Helmer:
    "Andrew was first attracted to IU when he visited our campus for the USATF Jr. National Championships last summer. We become attracted to Andrew because of his solid performances, his build, as well as his apparent conscientious determination to get better."

    Miller, Luke
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Distance
    7th Place in the 2013 State Meet 1600
    PR: 1600 - 4:17.20
    Coach Helmer: "Luke came on late in the outdoor season running a personal best to score in the state meet. We need him to continue to learn to train, develop and find a way to ultimately help our outstanding group of young distance runners get better."

    Reilly, Kieran
    Dover, Kent, United Kingdom
    Dover Grammar School for Boys, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom
    Distance
    PR: 3000 - 8:15.33, 1500 - 3:45.99, 800 - 1:52.22
    Coach Helmer: "Kieran had a very good 2013 outdoor campaign running times that should allow him to quickly find a way to make an impact on our team. He has good range and will become a very good cross country runner as well."

    Smith, Laray
    Staten Island, New York
    Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, New York
    Football Signee
    Sprints
    Currently one of the top ranked indoor 400, 300 and 200 indoor runners in the country.
    PR: 400 - 47.53, 300 (indoors) - 33.96, 200 - 21.33, 100 - 10.43, 600 - 1:22.96
    Coach Helmer:
    "Laray is a football signee who is a big time track and field athlete. He is currently in the midst of an outstanding indoor season that has seen him consistently run times that rank him among the best in the country. His decision to attend IU based in part on the exciting future of our developing football program and the opportunity to run on a nationally ranked track team."

    Woosley, David
    Evansville, Indiana
    Harrison High School, Evansville, Indiana
    Pole Vault
    PR: PV - 15' 9"
    Coach Helmer:
    "David is an under the radar vaulter who comes highly recommended by those who work with him. He has good size and a great enthusiasm for both the event and IU. We look forward to his development and the contributions he can bring to our outstanding pole vault tradition."

    Young, Anthony
    Lakewood, Ohio
    St. Edward High School, Lakewood, Ohio
    Football Signee
    Sprints
    2011 and 2012 State 200 meter Champion
    PR: 200 - 21.31, 100 - 10.43, 60 - 6.82
    Coach Helmer:
    "Anthony is another true track athlete who chose IU as his football destination. He possesses great short sprint speed as well as the ability to cover the longer sprints. As we successfully partner with football in recruiting outstanding speed to our campus we are excited to have the opportunity to help Anthony and those like him find a way to make a great impact on both our football and track and field programs."

    Volz, Drew
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Bloomington South High School, Bloomington Indiana/University of South Florida
    Pole Vault
    2013 Big East Conference Indoor Pole Vault Champion
    PR: Pole Vault - 5.21 (17' 1")
    Coach Helmer: "After winning state championships in high school and a conference championship at South Florida Drew has decided to return home to Bloomington and IU to finish his career. His experience and love for the event will be a welcome addition to our outstanding group of young pole vaulters."

    WOMEN:

    Adeniyi, Michelle
    South Bend, Indiana
    South Bend Clay High School, South Bend, Indiana
    High Jump/Sprints
    Scored in the High Jump in the 2013 State Meet while just missing the final in both sprints.
    PR: High Jump - 5' 6", 100 - 12.48, 200 - 25.67
    Coach Helmer: "Michelle appears to have some versatility and it will be up to our coaching staff to determine where she can have the biggest impact on our team. "

    Anderson, Sydney
    Dublin, Virginia
    Pulaski County High School, Dublin, Virginia
    Sprints/Jumps
    2012 State High Jump Champion, 2013 State Indoor High Jump Champion
    PR: 500 - 1:16.12, 400 - 56.79, 300 - 40.94, 200 - 25.38, 55 - 7.37, HJ - 5' 7", LJ - 17' 10", TJ - 36' 6"
    Coach Helmer:
    "Sydney comes from an area of the country I know well from the time I spent living nearby. After averaging over 20 points per game as a junior basketball player she chose to focus her senior year on track and field and we anxiously await the results of what we think will be an outstanding spring season. Sydney is very versatile and we intend to take advantage of her skills in multiple areas."

    Bollinger, Mackenzie
    Yorkville, Illinois
    Yorkville High School, Yorkville, Illinois
    Sprints/Jumps
    2012 Runner up in the State Meet Triple Jump
    PR: 400 - 57.64, 200 - 24.98, TJ - 38' 7 ½", Long Jump - 18' 9"
    Coach Helmer:
    "Mackenzie is another solid basketball player who concentrates on the sprints and triple jump in the spring. With a year round focus on track and field we expect Mackenzie to grow quickly giving us a much needed addition to our horizontal jumps group."

    Cominator, Corrine
    Bristol, Indiana
    Northridge High School, Middlebury, Indiana
    Distance
    Third in the 1600, fourth in the 3200 at the 2012 State Meet
    PR: 3200 - 10:39.88, 1600 - 4:57.62
    Coach Helmer:
    "After watching the Indiana State Outdoor Meet last spring we identified Corrine as one worth getting excited about. She is talented, raced tough and appears to only be consistent high level training away from developing into a solid Big Ten talent."

    Davis, Kellie
    New Haven, Connecticut
    James Hillhouse High School, New Haven Connecticut
    Middle Distance
    Eleven Time Class and Open State Individual Champion
    In 2012 anchored her Sprint Medley Relay to a National Championship and All Time H.S. Record
    PR: 3000 - 10:01.86, Mile - 4:59.69, 1000 - 2:55.28, 800 - 2:10.57
    Coach Helmer:
    "Kellie is the fifth athlete I have recruited from Hillhouse High School, a perennial state championship team in Connecticut. She is appropriately guided by a very experienced, knowledgeable and demanding coach and will come to us prepared to compete. Her challenge will be the transition to college level distance training that, once in place, will open the door to much success across a wide range of events as a Hoosier."

    Elliott, Casey
    Center Grove, Indiana
    Center Grove High School, Center Grove, Indiana
    Pole Vault
    PR: Pole Vault - 11' 6"
    Coach Helmer: "We believe Casey possesses a great deal of untapped potential that could give her a chance to develop and become a contributing member of our outstanding pole vault group. Hard work and time will tell just how far she can go."

    Hearld, Carlee
    Larwill, Indiana
    Columbia City High School, Columbia City, Indiana
    High Jump
    2012 Sectional High Jump Champion
    PR: HJ - 5' 5"
    Coach Helmer:
    "Carlee certainly has the build of a prototypical high jumper and we believe with added strength and year round training she has the potential to develop into a solid member of our outstanding high jump corp."

    Johnson, Summer
    Plymouth, Minnesota
    Wayzata High School, Plymouth, Minnesota
    Middle Distance
    PR: 800 relay - 2:16.1, 400 relay - 57.8
    Coach Helmer: "Summer is another walk on with times similar to those athletes we have had in the past who developed into solid Big Ten performers. We will go to work and see what the future has in store for her."

    King, Brittni
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Tabb High School, Yorktown, Virginia
    Sprints
    2013 Indoor State Champion in the 300 and runner-up in the 500
    PR: 200 - 25.50, 300 - 40.05, 400 - 57.67, 500 - 1:16.89
    Coach Helmer: "Brittni has good range and has shown the capacity to do some work. Once she adapts to the necessary level of work we believe she will develop into a very good long sprinter."

    Kutis, Beatrice
    Gaston, Indiana
    Wes-Del High School, Gaston, Indiana
    Middle Distance
    Beatrice was a state meet qualifier in the 800 in 2013.
    PR: 800 - 2:17.00, 500 - 59.6
    Coach Helmer: "Beatrice was consistent in the 2:17-2:18 range. As she adapts to full-time high-level training we will hope that her times drop into the range where she can be competitive in the Big Ten. She has lots of work to do but appears to be up to the challenge."

    Mundy, Chanli
    Terre Haute, Indiana
    North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, Indiana
    Distance
    2011 All State in Cross Country
    PR: 3200 - 10:56.79, 1600 - 5:09.54
    Coach Helmer:
    "Chanli has had solid success, off and on, for her entire high school career. It will be her (and our) challenge to channel that success into consistent high level training followed by consistent racing. She has the ability to make that happen."

    Neeley, Bethany
    Greentown, Indiana
    Eastern High School, Greentown, Indiana
    Distance
    2012 State 1600 Champion
    2013 State 1600 Champion
    2013 State 4x800m Champion
    2013 U.S. Runner-up 3,000m Steeplechase
    2012 All State in Cross Country
    PR: Mile - 4:54.62, 1600 - 4:53.23, 800 - 2:11.58, 300H - 44.64, 3200 - 10:52.91, 400 relay carry - 57.2
    Coach Helmer:
    "Bethany is a very versatile athlete, successfully running sprints, middle distance, and distance as well as scoring 1000 points during her basketball career. It will be very exciting to see how she progresses as a track only athlete given her outstanding competitive spirit and pride in performance. She could become a great one."

    Neeley, Brittany
    Greentown, Indiana
    Eastern High School, Greentown, Indiana
    Middle Distance
    Third in the 2012 State Meet 800
    2013 State 800m Champion
    PR: 1600 - 5:01.54, 800 - 2:13.64, 400 - 57.02, 800 relay carry - 2:11.9
    Coach Helmer:
    "Similar to her twin sister, Brittany has great range and potential. Our challenge here will be to determine the event area where she will have the most success on the track. Incidentally, she beat her sister to 1000 points and she too has great potential for success at very high levels."

    Nelson, Ariane
    Ft. Wayne, Indiana
    Homestead High School, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
    Sprints/Jumps
    Second in the Long Jump, sixth in the 100, eighth in the 200 at the 2012 State Meet
    PR: 200 - 25.12, 100 - 12.12, 55 - 7.23, LJ - 19' 3.5"
    Coach Helmer:
    "Ari is a solid sprinter and probably better long jumper. She is explosive and will help us on the sprint relays and well as the open events. Speed is a necessity for long jumpers and with development in that area we think Ari can become an outstanding jumper."

    Quinn, Danielle
    Sarnia, Ontario
    St. Christopher High School, Sarnia, Ontario
    Jumps
    2013 Canadian Junior Champion in the Triple Jump PR: Triple Jump - 12.39(40' 7 ¾"), Long Jump - 5.47 (17' 11 ½")
    Coach Helmer: "Danielle took some very large steps forward this spring and showed the ability to compete for wins in the process. Her work ethic and enthusiasm for the event should help her continue to develop into a Big Ten force."

    Rouse, Jean
    Stafford, Virginia
    Mountain View High School, Stafford Virginia
    Sprints
    PR: 200 - 25.65, 400 - 55.90, 800 - 2:18.82
    Coach Helmer: "Jean ran a solid 55.90 midway through the spring showing the ability to run at a high level. She could very well develop into a solid 800 meter runner in time and with some work."

    Stenger, Madison
    Ft. Wayne, Indiana
    Carroll High School, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
    Middle Distance
    Member of fourth place 4x800 at 2012 State Meet
    PR: 800 - 2:14.97
    Coach Helmer: Madison ran well last spring and comes from a Carroll High School program that has sent us a number of very talented athletes. We need her to have a great outdoor season this spring and position herself to become another solid Big Ten middle distance performer from her school."

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