Women's Cross Country, Track & Field
Track & Field Announces Incoming Class



Aug. 6, 2012

WASHINGTON - Director of Track & Field / Cross Country Patrick Henner has released the incoming class for both the men's and women's track & field cross country program. With the assistance of Head Women's Cross Country Coach / Associate Head Coach of Men's and Women's Track & Field Chris Miltenberg and Assistant Coach Jody Stewart, who specializes in sprints, Henner announces a highly-touted and accomplished class.

Men (Alphabetical Order)

Mike Andre
Sprints
Ocean, N.J. / Ocean Township
Prep Bests: 100m- 10.58, 200m-21.55, 400m-47.88,400r-47.20

100-meter runner-up at the 2012 New Jersey Meet of Champions
Third-place finisher in the 200-meter dash at the 2012 New Jersey Meet of Champions
2012 New Jersey Group 3 State Runner-Up in the 100m
2012 New Jersey Group 3 State Runner-Up in the 400m
2012 New Jersey Group 3 third-place finisher in the 200m
2011 New Jersey Group 3 State Champion in the 200m
2011 New Jersey Group 3 State Champion in the 400m
School record holder in the 100m, 200m, and 400m

Ahmed Bile
Middle Distance
Annandale, Va. / Annandale
Prep Bests: 400r - 48.8; 400 Meters - 49.79; 800 Meters - 1:49.85; 1,000 Meters - 2:26.36; Mile - 4:04.11

National Champion in the 800 meters at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor National Championships
Seven-time Virginia State Champion
Five-time All-American
Two-time Footlocker Cross Country National Championships qualifier and All-American
All-American at the 2011 New Balance Outdoor National Championships in the 800 meters
Two-time Virginia Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year
Five-time Washington All-Met honors
Runner-up at the 2011 Footlocker South Region Championships

Michael Crozier
Distance
Arlington, Va. / Gonzaga
Prep Bests: 1,600 Meters - 4:17.39; 3,200 Meters - 9:09.22, 2 Mile - 9:12.21

 

 

All-American at the 2011 Nike Cross National Championships finishing 13th
Fourth at the 2011 Nike Southeast Region Championships
State and Conference Cross Country Champion in 2011
Two-time Washington Post All-Met (2011 Cross Country, 2012 Track)
WCAC Cross Country Champion in 2011
WCAC 1,600 meter and 3,200 meter champion in 2012
WCAC Most Outstanding Athlete for Spring 2012

Darren Fahy
Distance
Carlsbad, Calif. / La Costa Canyon
Prep Bests: 1,600 Meters - 4:08.15; 3,000 Meter Steeplechase - 9:03.15; 3,200 Meters - 8:54.51

World Junior Championships Qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase
USA Junior National Champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase
State Champion at the 2011 California State Cross Country Championships
State Champion at the 2012 California State Track and Field Championships in the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters
17th at the 2011 Footlocker National Cross Country Championships
2011 Footlocker West Region Champion
Recorded the best steeplechase time among high school boys in 2012

Ryun Holder
Middle Distance
Chambersburg, Pa. / Chambersburg Area
Prep Bests: 400r - 48.9; 800r - 1:51.4; 800 Meters - 1:53.56

Runner-up at the 2012 Pennsylvania State Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 800 meters
Runner-up at the 2012 Pennsylvania State Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 4x800-meter relay

Michael Lederhouse
Middle Distance/Distance
Glen Ellyn, Ill. / Glenbard West
Prep Bests: 800r - 1:51.7; 1,600 Meters - 4:12.31

Two- time All-State honors in the 1,600 meters
Sixth at the Illinois State Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 1,600 meters
Recorded the third-best 1,600 meter time in 2012 among Illinois preps
Four-time State Championship qualifier
County 1,600 meter champion
Five-time Glenbard West MVP

Andrew Ogle
Middle Distance
Powell, Tenn. / Powell
Prep Bests: 400r - 48.5; 800 Meters - 1:53.14; 1,600 Meters - 4:16.23

Runner-up at the 2011 Tennessee State Track & Field Championships in the 1,600 meters
Third at the 2012 Tennessee State Track and Field Championships in the 800 meters
Fourth at the 2010 Tennessee State Cross Country Championships
Two-time All-State in cross country
Four-time All-State in track

Giancarlo Sainato
Middle Distance
Colonie, N.Y. / Colonie
Prep Bests: 300 Meters - 35.73; 400r - 48.8; 600 Meters - 1:19.97; 800r - 1:51.9; 800 Meters - 1:52.44

Third at the 2012 New York State Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 600 meters
Third at the 2011 New York State Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 800 meters

Devante Washington
Sprints
Lafayette, La. / Lafayette
Prep Bests: 100m-10.32w, 200m-21.76, 400m-48.04, 400r-47.0

Two-time Louisiana Indoor 400-meter State Champion (2011 & 2012)
2012 5A Louisiana 400-meter State Runner-Up
Three-time Louisiana 5A 400-meter Regional Champion
Three-time First Team All- State
School Record Holder in the 100m, 200m, and 400m

Zach Zingsheim
Middle Distance
Lansing, Mich. / Lansing Catholic
Prep Bests: 400r - 48.8; 400 Meters - 49.27; 800r - 1:54.1; 800 Meters - 1:54.03

State Champion in the 800 meters at the 2012 Michigan State Outdoor Track and Field Championships
State Champion in the 400 meters at the 2012 Michigan State Team Championship
State Champion in the 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800 relays at the 2012 Michigan State Outdoor Track & Field Championships
State Champion at the 2011 Michigan State Cross Country Championships
State Champion in the 4x200 relay at the 2011 Michigan State Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Second at the 2012 Midwest Meet of Champions in the 800 meters

Women (alphabetical)

Sarah Cotton
Madison, Conn. / Daniel Hand

Connecticut State Runner-Up in the 3200-meter run and cross country

Andrea Keklak
Sudbury, Mass. / Lincoln-Sudbury / Princeton University
PR's: 600m - 1:32.95, 800m - 2:06.36, 1000m - 2:47.93, Mile - 4:49.16

High School:
Third-ranked in the US - 800m
Top-ranked US - 1000m indoors
Third-ranked US - 600m indoors
12th-ranked US - mile indoors
Four-time Massachusetts State Champion (XC, 800m, two-time 1000m)
High School All-American

Heather Martin
Manlius, N.Y. / Fayetteville-Manlius
PR's: 400m split - 55.1, 800m - 2:11.08

Anchored NY State Championship 4x800-meter relay, state runner-up in the 4x400m relay
Finished 16th - 2010 NXN National High School Cross Country Championships
Ran on back-to-back national high school championship winning cross country team
High School All-American

Samantha Nadel
Glen Head, N.Y. / North Shore
PRs: 3200m - 10:16.12, 3000m - 9:25.22, Mile - 4:46.11, 1500m - 4:25.12

New York State Cross Country Champion
New York State runner-up in the 3000m, 1500m
Ranked fourth in the US - 3200m
Ranked fifth in the US - 3000m
Ranked sixth in the US - 1500m
Two-time Millrose Games Mile Champion
Finished 10th at the 2011 NXN National Cross Country Championship
Finished 11th at the 2010 NXN National Cross Country Championships
Three-time High School All-American

Mirabel Nkenke
Sprints
Orange, N.J. / Immaculate Conception
Prep Bests: 300m- 41.05, 400m-56.21, 400r-55.0

2012 Non-Public New Jersey B State Group Indoor 400-meter Champion
2011 New Jersey Meet of Champions 400-meter Runner-Up
2011 Non-Public New Jersey B State Group Indoor 400-meter Champion
2011 Non-Public New Jersey B State 400-meter Runner-Up
2011 SEC Conference Champion in the 400 meters (Indoor & Outdoor)
2010 Non-Public New Jersey B State third-place finisher in the 400 meters
Three-time First Team All-State
School record holder in the 400 meters

Rachel Paul
Farmingville, N.Y. / Sachem East
PR's: 800m - 2:09.82, 1500m - 4:26.35, 2 mile - 10:25.32

High School Indoor National Championships - Runner Up, 3200m
New York State third place in the 800m and 1500m
Fifth place in the 1,500 meters at US Junior National Championships
Ranked fifth in the US - 3200m indoors
Ranked 10th in the US - 1500m outdoors
High School All-American

Haley Pierce
Wilmington, Del. / Tatnall School
PRs: 3200m - 10:11.16, 3000m - 9:16.35, 1600m - 4:41.19, 800m - 2:10.69

2011 NXN National Cross Country Championship Runner-Up
Finished fifth at 2010 NXN National Cross Country Championship
Finished seventh at 2009 NXN National Cross Country Championship
Ranked second in the US - 1600m
Ranked third in the US - 3200m
2011 Penn Relays 3,000-meter Champion
Anchored 2012 Penn Relays Championship of America DMR
12-time Delaware State Champion
Four-time High School All-American

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