TRACK ADDS SPEED, STAMINA
May 1, 2007
Annabelle Everitt, a runner-up at the District 13-5A Meet in the 1,600 meters and a Region I Meet qualifier, highlights a group of five student-athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent to compete for UT Arlington beginning in September 2006, UT Arlington Head Track and Field and Cross Country Coach John Sauerhage announced recently.
Joining Everitt are: Amanda McMahon, distance runner from League City, Texas; Brittany Culbertson, a sprinter from Frisco, Texas; and Helga Kristin Haroardottir, a middle distance and distance runner from Reykjavik, Iceland.
The men's team signed Coredero Gray, a sprinter from Kennedale (High), Texas. Gray is a regional qualifier in the 100 meters. He clocked a season best 10.42 FAT time .
"We have added some outstanding athletes to our distance corp and to our young group of sprinters. We will be counting on each one of the them as we continue to rebuild this program back to winning (conference) championships," said Sauerhage.
Everitt finished second at the District 13-5A meet with a time of 5:17.56 to advance to the regional meet. She was 19th at the UIL Class 5A State Championship with an 11:34.75 at the Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Nov. 11, 2006.
She finished in the top 60 at the 2006 Foot Locker Girls South region meet with an 18:44 at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, N.C. She ran an 11:57 over two miles for fourth place at The Woodlands Friday Night Lights in September 2006. She finished fourth at the UTSA Invitational at the Brooks City Base Golf Course, Sept. 23, 2006.
Culbertson has clocked times of 11.83 in the 100 meters and 24.63 in the 200 meters. She won the District 9-4A 100 meter title with a time of 12.58 and finished second in the 200 meters with a 25.22. She was the second leg of the 4x100-meter relay that won the district with a time of 49.34.
Haroardottir has clocked indoor times of :57.0 in the 400 meters and 2:14.0 in the 800 meters in Iceland.
"Helga is the first athlete from Iceland we have recruited," said Sauerhage. "She is very young and talented. I think when she can train in warm weather full-time, she will help us continue our strong tradition of 800 meter and 1,500 meter runners."