THE BIG DAY! … Now 88 signings posted!
Notre Dame HS senior Khalfani Muhammad, the defending California state champ
at both 100 and 200 meters, signed at Cal, where he will also play football.
National Signing Day!
Many more photos now added below!
Abrahamson, Ellie (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad-SD) distances – to Wake Forest University
Alakija, Danni (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village-SS) sprints – to Georgetown Univ
Aldape, Nicolette (Shafter-CE) distances – to Cal State Bakersfield
Allman, Valarie (Silver Creek, Colorado) throws – to Stanford University
Andrews, Brena (Independence, Bakersfield-CE) sprints - to University of Nebraska
Armstrong, Akia (Roosevelt, Eastvale-SS) sprints – University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Baisden, Kendall (Detroit Country Day, Michigan) sprints – to UCLA
Barker, Brenna (Dana Hills, Dana Point-SS) jumps – to Columbia University
Berz, Brandon (M.L. King, Riverside-SS) distances – to Biola University
Blackmon, Tori (Stockdale, Bakersfield-CE) distances – to Cal State Bakersfield
Bolden, Victor (Los Osos, Rancho Cucamonga-SS) football – to Oregon State
Brazeal, Cody (Buchanan, Clovis-CE) distances – to Arizona State University
Bremel, Amarie (Kingsburg-CE) throws – to Duke University Signing Video!
Buttinger, Scott (Resurrection, Ontario, Canada) distances – to Stanford University
Centanaro, Gardenia (Roosevelt, Eastvale-SS) pole vault – to Columbia University
Chase, Sophie (Lake Braddock, Virginia) distances – to Stanford University
Coyle, Tom (La Salle College, Pennsylvania) distances – to Stanford University
Craft, Taylor (Newark Memorial, Newark-NCS) hurdles – to University of Notre Dame
Davis, Max (Dos Pueblos, Goleta-SS) distances – to UCLA
Days, Braheme (Bridgetown, NJ) throws – to UCLA
De La Torre, Daniel (La Salle, Pasadena-SS) distances – to UCLA
Duvio, Dylan (John Curtis Christian HS, Louisiana) pole vault – to Stanford University
East, Billy (Buchanan, Clovis-CE) spritns/football – to West Point
Eljenholm, Taylor (Dana Hills, Dana Point-SS) jumps – to UC San Diego
Eyre, Taelor (Colony, Ontario-SS) jumps – to Air Force Academy
Ferron, Kayla (Redondo Union, Redondo Beach-SS) distances – to University of Arizona
Fernandez, Bryan (Dos Pueblos, Goleta-SS) distances - University of Oregon
Franklin, LaTroya (Jordan, Long Beach-SS) sprints – to Arizona State University
Fraser, Vanessa (Scotts Valley-CCS) distances – to Stanford University
Freeman, Christian (Carlsbad-SD) distances – to Lipscomb University
Garcia, Karlie (Oakmont-SJS) distances – to University of Mississippi
Gustafson, Kendall (Palisades, Pacific Palisades-LA) multis – to Duke University
Hall, Megan (Whitney-SJS) distances – University of the Pacific
Hamilton III, Eugene (Bishop O'Dowd-NCS) mid-distance – University of Arizona
Hernandez, Alexis (Mt. Carmel, San Diego-SD) sprints – to University of Iowa
Hiltz, Nikki (Aptos-CCS) distances – to University of Oregon
Ho, Richard (Leland, San Jose-CCS) distances – to UCLA
Hoslet, Heidi (Saugus, Santa Clarita-SS) distances – to Marymount College
Javidan-Nejad, Sina (Jesuit, Carmichael-SJ) throws – to Stanford University
Johnson, Cody (San Lorenzo Valley, Felton-CCS) distances – to University of Missouri
Jones, Nijae (San Leandro-NCS) sprints – to UC Berkeley
Jones, Taylor (La Mirada-SS) distances – to Cal State Long Beach
Kebede, Sara (San Clemente-SS) distances – to Tulane University
Keelan, Jack (St. Ignatius Prep, Illinois) distances – to Stanford University
Kewley, Miranda (Great Oak, Temecula-SS) distances – to Arizona State University
Kinloch, Lauren (Granite Bay-SJ) throws – to UC Davis
Lawson, John (Sir Francis Drake, San Anselmo-NCS) distances – to UCLA
Lawson, Kelly (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad-SD) distances – to University of Washington
Lewis, Josh (Loyola, Los Angeles-SS) distances – to UC Berkeley
Malone-White, Evan (Redondo Union, Redondo Beach-S) – distances – UC Berkeley
Marggraff, Annie (Acalanes, Lafayette-NCS) – distances – Washington Univ., MO
McGorty, Sean (Chantilly HS, Virginia) distances – to Stanford University
Messerly, Alexis (Great Oak, Temecula-SS) distances – to University of Kansas
Mitchell, Elijah (Roosevelt, Eastvale-SS) springs/FB – to University of Nevada
Mitsch, Austin (Jesuit, Carmichael-SJ) sprints – to University of Colorado
Muhammad, Khalfani (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks-SS) sprints/FB – to UC Berkeley
Munford, Jordie (Rancho Cucamonga-SS) hurdles – to University of Oregon
Pater, Kyle (Mt. Carmel, San Diego-SD) pole vault – to Air Force Academy
Perez, Jozelle (Canyon, Anaheim-SS) distances – to Cal State Long Beach
Pianin, Jena (Amador Valley, Pleasanton-NCS) distances – to Northwestern University
Pitcher, Jordan (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village-SS) – to Lipscomb University
Potts, Tyler (West Covina-SS) distances – to Western New Mexico University
Price, Brandon (St. Margaret's, San Juan Capistrano-SS) distances – to Harvard University
Reddish, Porter (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta-SS) distances – to Brigham Young Univ.
Rohani, Alex (Beverly Hills-SS) sprints – to University of Southern California
Reedy, Hagen (Buchanan, Clovis-CE) distances – to University of Colorado
Reeves, Katie (El Diamante, Visalia-CE) high jump – to Iowa State
Romine, Taylor (El Toro, Lake Forest-SS) distances – to Lipscomb University
Sapa, Tanya (La Sierra, Riverside-SS) throws – to University of Southern California
Saucer, Vinnie (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village-SS) spints – to University of Iowa
Seay, Sabrina (Mt. Carmel, San Diego-SD) distances – to UCLA
Seward, Haley (Edison, Huntington Beach-SS) distances – to University of Wyoming
Shanahan, Danielle (Bishop Montgomery, Torrance-SS) distances – to Loyola Marymount
Simon, Morgan (Loyola, Los Angeles-SS) sprints – to UCLA
Smith, Myles (St. John Bosco, Bellflower-SS) distances to UCLA
Smith, Taylor (Buchanan, Clovis-CE) hugh jump – to Air Force Academy
Solis, Omar (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta-SS) distances – to Univ. of San Francisco
South, Erin (Redondo Union, Redondo Beach-SS) distances – to UC San Diego
Thies, Jeff (Edison, Huntington Beach-SS) Distances – University Of Portland
Totten, Chelsey (Golden Valley, Santa Clarita-SS) distances – to Arizona State University
Totten, Weslie (Golden Valley, Santa Clarita-SS) distances to UC Riverside
Tudor, Cambria (Shafter-CE) distances - University of Iowa
Van, Monique (Steele Canyon, Spring Valley-SD) jumps/hurdles/multis – to UCLA
Wall, Sullivan (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley — SS) throws — to Lipscomb University
Wallace, Sasha (Castro Valley-NC) hurdles – to University of Oregon
Werly, Raelyn (M.L. King HS, Riverside-SS) distances – to Biola University
Wharton, Sam (Tippecanoe HS, Ohio) distances – to Stanford University
White, Austin (Jesuit, Carmichael-SJ) throws – to University of Oregon
Raelyn Werley, an excellent leader/role model for the strong M.L. King program,
signed on to attend and compete for Biola University in La Mirada.
Biola University in La Mirada landed one of the Inland Empire's notably
improved distance runners in King of Riverside's Brandon Berz.
El Toro distance runner Taylor Romine, part of an excellent cast of female
distance talents from Orange County, signed to attend Lipscomb University.
Oaks Christian of Westlake Village celebrated three signings in Jordan Pitcher
(Lipscomb), Danni Alakija (Georgetown) and Vinnie Saucer (Iowa).
Heidi Hoslet of the Saugus distances dynasty, signed w/ Marymount College.
Tyler Potts of West Covina HS signs on with Western New Mexico University.
Sina Javidan-Nejad, with Jesuit head coach Tom McGuire, signs on with Stanford.
Jesuit head coach Tom McGuire poses w/ thrower & Oregon signee Austin White.
Alexis Hernandez of Mt. Carmel takes her dash skills and her smile to Iowa!
Friends and family were among those on hand to celebrate as La Salle's
Daniel De La Torre followed his heart and signed on with UCLA.
Jordie Munford, the top returning 300m hurdler in the nation, signs with Oregon!
Pole vaulter Gardenia Centanaro of Roosevelt HS in Eastvale signs with Columbia!
From left, the Roosevelt HS trio of pole vaulter Gardenia Centanaro & sprinters Elijah Mitchell and
Akia Armstong. Centenaro signed with Columbia, Mitchell to Nevada (football) & Armstrong to UNLV
Palisades multi-events sensation Kendall Gustafon signs on with Duke University!
Versatile talent Monique Van joins older sibling Rodney Van Jr. at UCLA!
Canyon (Anaheim) distance runner Jozelle Perez inks with Cal State Long Beach!
Eugene Hamilton III of Bishop O'Dowd makes his decision: the University of Arizona!
Lauren Kinloch of Granite Bay signs with UC Davis!
Nijae Jones of San Leandro signs with UC Berkeley!
By Rich Gonzalez
(ARCADIA, Calif.) – Christmas comes early for the nation's collegiate track and field and cross country coaches as National Letter of Intent signing day arrives on Wednesday, Feb. 6th, meaning that America's top student-athletes will be making their official decisions on where they'll be attending college.
Among the "blue chip" boys talents looking to sign from the Class of 2013 include short sprinters Khalfani Muhammad (pictured above) and Morgan Simon from Notre Dame High School and Loyola High School, respectively, long sprinters Alex Rohani (Beverly Hills) and Brett Moulton (Santiago), and distance runners Cody Brazeal (Buchanan), Bryan Fernandez (Dos Pueblos) and Juan Gonzalez (El Toro). Top field eventers on the block include horizontal jumpers Jaelen Spencer (Sultana) and Walter Jones (Redlands) and pole vaulter Kyle Pater (Mt. Carmel).
Among the hot recruits from the girls' end of things are super hurdlers Sasha Wallace of Castro Valley, Jordie Munford of Rancho Cucamonga and Jade Miller of Great Oak, sprinters LaTroya Franklin (Long Beach Wilson) and Nia Dorner (Rosemont) and distance runners Hagen Reedy (Buchanan) and Nikki Hiltz (Aptos). Among the field eventers weighing their final options include pole vaulter Mimi Lian (Rancho Bernardo), the aforementioned Sasha Wallace, Kiare Tanner (Stockdale) and Rachel Tolliver (St. Mary's Academy) in the triple jump, and Tanya Sapa (La Sierra) in the throws.
With California annually being the leading state in the nation in terms of depth of recruiting talent, scores upon scores of leading Golden Staters will make a definite and, in some cases, immediate impact at the next level. The big question is: Where will they be doing it?
PrepCalTrack will be reporting on the signees as high school seniors reveal their decisions by submitting their signed documents to the school of their choice. If you're making your decision this week, we'd like to hear about it and post it on our list for 2013. Just send an email to RichGonzalezTrack@gmail.com telling us where you'll be attending. Coaches and parents are asked to email us the exciting news as well.
We'll also be posting signing photos for those student-athletes who'll be having either a signing "ceremony" at school, or even photos from their home setting as students sign in front of family and/or friends. If sending us a digital photo, we ask that the photo be of landscape (horizontal) orientation rather than portrait (vertical) orientation. Send the photo at full size and we'll edit it to fit just right. When sending your decision info, please use the following format:
Name (high school) sport or event – college choice
Darren Jackson (St. Pius VII HS) cross country – Binghampton College
Felicia Foster (Woodrow Thompson HS) sprints – University of Henderson
As soon as you've made your decision, send us the news, even if you plan to submit a photo and it isn't ready yet. You can always send in your signing photo later!
Thanks …. and congratulations to the student/athletes, families, and coaches on this special decision day!