Nov. 17, 2006
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s track and field team signed four recruits, Jenae Anderson, Kayla McKeirnan, Amanda Montgomery and Leslie Njoku, during the early signing period announced by head coach Alan Drosky on Friday.
“We’re very excited about this group of young women and their decision to be a part of our program,” said Drosky. “They are an outstanding addition to our team. Each has great accomplishments on their resume, but beyond those marks we were looking for great versatility and the potential to develop well. This group certainly fits that bill. “
Anderson, a sprinter from Knoxville, Tenn., was the 2006 Tennessee State A-AA Champion in the 100-meter, 200 and 400. The senior at Austin-East high school clocked a career-high 11.88 seconds in the 100, a 24.41 in the 200 and a time of 56.73 in the 400.
McKiernan, from Richland, Wash., was the 2006 Washington State 4A Champion in the 400. Her personal-best time in the 400 is 55.76.
Montgomery is a local product from St. Pius high school in Atlanta, Ga. She was the 2006 Georgia State 4A runner-up in the 800. Her personal-best time in the 800 is 2 minutes 18.23 seconds. She also has run well in the 400, with a time of 57.25.
Njoku was a member of the 2006 All-USA Girls High School Track Team selected by USA Today. She comes to the Jackets from McNair Academic High School in Jersey City, N.J. Njoku is the 2006 New Jersey State Champion in the 400-meter hurdles. She has a personal-best time of 59.28 in the 400 hurdles. Njoku has also competed in the 400, 800 and high jump.
“Our staff has worked hard and their efforts have certainly paid off,” added Drosky. “We’ will continue those efforts and hope to add to this group in the late signing period.”
The Yellow Jackets will kickoff their 2006-07 indoor season on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Clemson Opener in Clemson, S.C.