2015 INDIANA UNIVERSITY TRACK AND FIELD SIGNEES
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
Taylor Pennington - Recorded a mark of 5'10" in the high jump at the Royal Relays.
SIGNING CLASS VIDEO SLIDE SHOW
Sacred Heart Academy
2014 1600m Kentucky State Champion
2014 800m Kentucky State Champion
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."
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
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."
Hillcrest High School
2014 South Carolina Runner Up at 400m
15th at 2014 New Balance Nationals at 200m
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."
Riverdale Baptist High School
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."
Center Grove High School
2013 Indiana High Jump Runner-Up
2014 4th place at Indiana State Meet
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."
Bowie High School
3rd in 2014 Maryland State Championships at 400m
10th at New Balance Outdoor Nationals at 400m
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."
Sarnia Athletics Southwest
5th in OFSAA Senior Girls 200m dash - 2014
6th in OFSAA Senior Girls 100m dash - 2014
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."
Assumption High School
3rd at 2014 Kentucky State Track Meet at 1600m
2012 Kentucky State Champion at 800m
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."
Transfer: Grand Valley State University
5th at 2014 NCAA DII Championships in the Hammer
3rd at 2014 NCAA DII Championships in the Weight
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."
Redondo Union High School
Redondo Beach, Califoria
2014 - #12 Nationally at 800m in 2015 Class
2014 - CIF SS Masters Champion at 800m
800m - 2:09.19
400m - 56.97
4X4 Relay - 55.5
5K Cross Country - 18:36
Coach Helmer on Anevay
"Anevay will come out of high school with similar marks to some of the best athletes i've ever coached. She brings the cross country strength and the 400m speed that we find invaluable in our 800m runners, and i think her attitude, drive, and personality will be a welcomed addition to our program."
Angola High School
2014 - 4th at Indiana State Track Meet
2015 - Tied for 16th Nationally Indoors
Pole Vault - 12'8"
Coach Helmer on Kennedy
"Kennedy fits the profile of other athletes that pole vault coach Jake Wiseman has developed into All-Americans during his time at Indiana. As an in-state athletes, we have had the opportunity to observe her development and growth, and we feel confident that she will be nationally competitive very early in her career."
Carmel High School
5th in the 2014 State Cross Country Meet
8th in the 1600 at the 2014 Outdoor State Meet
5th in the 800 at the 2014 Outdoor State Meet
800 - 2:15.3
1600 - 4:56.17
3200 - 11:06.18
5K - 18:00.1
Coach Helmer on Haley
"Haley has developed into one of the best distance runners in Indiana and has been a vital part contributor for two of Indiana's most successful athletic programs as a swimmer and runner at Carmel High School. We are excited about her potential once she transitions into distance running full time, and we believe her winning pedigree and ability to excel when the pressure is high will prove to be invaluable to our women's program."
Carmel High School
17th at the 2014 State Cross Country Meet
9th in the 1600 at the 2014 State Track Meet
16th in the 3200 at the 2014 State Track Meet
1600 - 4:58.11
3200 - 10:54.60
5K - 17:59.40
Coach Helmer on Kelsey
"While Kelsey has posted some great mark in her limited experience on the track, we really admire her willingness to compete and line up over and over again, week after week for the sake of the team. It should be no surprise that she has been an important contributor to multiple state championship teams, and her willingness to compete under difficult circumstances forecasts substantial individual growth as she transitions into a full time distance runner."
Hudson High School
2014-Ohio State Runner-Up at 3200m
2014-4th Place at Ohio State Cross Country Meet
2013-Ohio Cross Country State Runner-Up
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."
Leavenworth High School
#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
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."
Fayetteville-Manlius High School
2013 and 2014 New York Cross Country State Champion
2014 New York Runner-Up at 3200m
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."
Saint Xavier High School
2014 Kentucky 1600m State Champion
2014 Kentucky 800m State Runner-Up
2014 New Balance Indoor Nationals Emerging Elite Mile Champion
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."
Avon High School
#1 returner in the shot put and discus in Indiana
#11 ranking nationally in the shot put indoors in 2015
Discus - 185'2"
Shot Put - 61'1"
Coach Helmer on David
"It will always be our priority to recruit the top, nationally ranked athletes from Indiana, and David certainly meets that criteria. He moves really well in the ring and has posted some impressive weight room numbers. His work ethic and competitiveness will prove very valuable in our young and talented throwing group."
Floyd Central High School
Floyd Knobs, Ind.
2014 - 7th at Indiana State Track Meet at 800m
#1 Returner in Indiana in the class of 2015
800m - 1:55.0
400m - 49.9
Coach Helmer on Adam
"Adam was able to finish 7th in the state in only his first season in track and field. He has the body and skill set that indicates the potential to develop into a high level athlete, and he came to us looking for the challenge and competitiveness required to be successful in our conference. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Adam take a big jump as a senior, and we think he could eventually make a big impact in the Big Ten."