UTA TRACK AND FIELD SIGNS FIVE TO NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENTS
Feb. 9, 2009
ARLINGTON, Tx. - UTA head track and field/cross country coach John Sauerhage the signing of five student-athletes to National Letter of Intents to join his teams in the fall of 2009.
The five are Aaron Gill (Caddo Mills, Tex./Caddo Mills HS), Raquel Kilgore (League City, Tex./Clear Creek HS), Eric Montou (Fort Worth, Tex./Keller Central HS), Ken Wallace (Cresson, Tex./Aledo HS) and Cody Widener (Tomball, Tex./Klein Oak).
Gill qualified for the state 2A meet in Round Rock in 2008 and finished eighth with a time of 16:49.75. He finished third at the 2A regionals and also won the Conrad Challenge and Pepsi Challenge during the season. He also finished second at the Bland Invitational and Rowlett Invitational. During the summer he has run track for the Rockwall Mustangs.
Kilgore is a member of the Clear Creek High School varsity track and basketball teams. She participates in the 400 meters and 800 meters and is a member of the cross country team that was ranked eighth in the nation.
She is also a top javelin thrower, obtaining the rank of No. 1 in the 2008 Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics. She is vice president of CLEAR (Clean Living Environment and Responsibility) and was chosen to attend Girl's State, a summer leadership and citizenship program.
She was also one of eight Houston area high school students to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Reliant Energy through its Scholarship for Champions - Powering Strong Minds and Bodies program.
Montou placed ninth at the District 1-5A regional cross country meet in the fall with a time of 15:56.68. He then placed 40th in the state cross meet.
Wallace finished 23rd in the state cross country meet in the fall at the 4A level with a time of 16:19.88. Prior to that meet he finished ninth in the regional meet with a time of 15:57.68.
Widener was a 5A state qualifier in 2008 at the UIL cross country meet where he finished 23rd with a time of 15:51.53. He finished 10th at the regionals with a time of 15:22.27.