Feb. 3, 2011
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s track and field team has sign six athletes to a national letter of intent. Four of the six signees are from the Peach state while one comes to Tech from Texas and yet another from the state of Illinois.
Here is a list of the signees:
Rachel Hammond, Geneva, Ill., Geneva HS, distance
Morgan Jackson, Kennesaw, Ga., North Cobb HS, distance
Kelly Meyer, Roswell, Ga., Centennial HS, distance
Jamilah Middlebrooks, Atlanta, Ga., Riverwood HS, sprints
Christina Pensock, Austin, Texas, St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, sprints
Katie Townsend, Augusta, Ga., Lakeside-Evans HS, distance
“We’re really excited about this group of outstanding young women who will be joining our program next fall,” said Head Coach Alan Drosky. “On top of being athletically talented, all of these young women are outstanding students and great fits for our program. Every one of them shows great potential to continue developing and will help us further a great tradition here at Tech.”
Middlebrooks and Pensock are excellent sprinters who have great range from the short sprints through the long sprints. They both have great opportunities individually, and will make the relays very strong.
“Our cross country team and our distance events in track immediately become stronger with the addition of these four women,” continued Drosky. “All will have an opportunity to contribute right away and compete for top seven spots next fall.”
Townsend’s performances as a junior are among the best the team has ever signed. Meyer and Hammond have solid track times and come off their best cross country seasons ever. And Jackson has a competitive drive and continues to develop in the distance events across the board.