Heisler Announces Three In-State Signees (12-22-03)
December 22, 2003
Indiana Signs Top Three Sprinters In State
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana Track and Field Program has announced the signing of the top three sprinters in the state of Indiana. Kyndal Carr, Zakiya Robinson, both of Fort Wayne Ind., and Doug Dayhoff of Linton, Ind., have all signed National Letters of Intent to continue their running careers at Indiana University.
Carr, a Northup High School product, placed third at the state meet in the 200m dash with a time of 24.68 and ran a leg on the first-place 4 x 100m relay. Head Coach Randy Heisler believes Carr will add depth and discipline to the Hoosier team.
Kyndal will be a great addition to our program and I am very excited about her potential to compete at the national level, said Heisler.
Robinson, also from Northup High School placed third at the state meet in the 100m dash with a time of 11:89, second in the 200m dash with a time of 24.58, fourth in the long jump at 1811 1/2 inches and also ran a leg on the winning 4 x 100m relay team.
Zakiya is a very versatile athlete with a great desire to compete, Heisler said. Her goals fit perfectly with the goals of the IU program. Zakiya should come in and make an instant impact on the conference and allow more flexibility in the sprints and jumps.
Dayhoff currently attends White River Valley High School. He won the state meet in the 400m dash with a time of 48.13. Dayhoff has consistently performed well at the state meet since his freshman year in high school and should continue to do so upon his arrival to Indiana.
Doug is very driven and focused to be the best. He will contribute a lot to the program because he is very familiar with hard work and dedication, Heisler added.
The signing of these top Indiana prospects represents a strong commitment from the IU Track and Field program to keep the best Indiana athletes in the state. The signees chose Indiana over schools such as, Iowa, Michigan State, Indiana State and Purdue. Heisler feels the signing of these top prospects is the key to insuring the track and field programs will reach high levels of performance both in the Big Ten and the national level. Heisler attributes much of the success in signing these athletes to the outstanding efforts of the current student-athletes in the program.
The athletes sell the program and the university which is invaluable to the recruiting process, Heisler said.