Husker Track Team Adds 18 to Roster

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By: UNL - Email

The Nebraska Track and Field team announced the addition of 18 signees to the 2015 roster on Wednesday. The group adds to the list of 19 signees released in February.

This set of newcomers slated to join the Huskers next year includes Nebraska natives Mark Jarecki (Columbus), Tyler Loontjer (Geneva), Caleb Cowling (Lincoln), Karlye Cygan (Lincoln) and Desiree Sanders (Omaha). It also includes eight state champions, a Bahamas Junior Triple Jump Champion, a European Junior Championships Silver Medalist and an NJCAA Indoor Long Jump Champion, as well as numerous internationally and nationally-touted recruits.

Men
Landon Bartel- Southern Boone, Mo. (Southern Boone County)
Jumps- High Jump: 7-1 (2.15); Long Jump: 23-1 (7.03)
2014 Missouri State Long Jump and High Jump Champion

Caleb Cowling- Lincoln, Neb. (Pius X/Kansas)
Jumps- Long Jump: 24-3 (7.39)
2013 Nebraska State Long Jump Champion

Kaiwan Culmer -Nassau, Bahamas
Jumps- TJ: 50-0 ¾ (15.26)
2014 Bahamas Junior Triple Jump Champion
2014 Carifta Games Triple Jump Finalist

Allen Davis- Milwaukee, Wis. (Milwaukee Washington/Iowa Central Community College)
Throws- Shot Put: 55-8 ½ (16.97); Hammer Throw: 174-2 (53.08)
2014 NJCAA Indoor Shot Put- 2nd Place

Nathaniel Hall- Mechanicsville, Va. (Atlee)
Middle Distance- 800: 1:56.00; 1,600m: 4:18.00; 3,200m: 9:13.00
2014 Virginia 5A Indoor State Championships 3,200m- 3rd Place

Mark Jarecki- Columbus, Neb. (Columbus Lakeview)
Sprints- 400: 48.16
2014 Nebraska Class B 400 Meters State Champion

Antoine Lloyd- Kentwood, Mich. (East Kentwood)
Sprints: 60m Hurdles: 8.05; 110m Hurdles: 13.89; 300m Hurdles: 38.14; 400m: 48.87;
High Jump: 6-6 (1.98)
2014 Michigan State Champion- 110 Hurdles; 300 Hurdles- 2nd Place
2014 New Balance Nationals- 110 Hurdles- 3rd Place

Tyler Loontjer- Geneva, Neb. (Fillmore Central)
Pole Vault: 16-2 ½ (4.94)
2014 Nebraska All-Class Pole Vault Champion and State Meet Record Holder

Nick Percy- Great Britain
Throws- Discs: 206-0 (1.75kg), 190-3; Hammer-228-1 (6kg)
2013 European Junior Championships- Silver Medalist

Alec Sery- Clarksboro, NJ (Kingsway)
Distance- 3,200: 9:28.00

Jerry Westerfield- Davenport, Iowa (Davenport North/Iowa Central Community College)
Jumps: Long Jump- 25-9 (7.84)
2014 NJCAA Indoor Long Jump Champion

Malcolm White- Katy, Texas (Taylor)
Sprints- 100: 10.38
2014 Texas Relays 100m Champion
2014 Texas 5A Championships 100m- 2nd Place

Women
Karlye Cygan- Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southwest)
Pole Vault: 12-4 (3.75)
2014 Nebraska All-Class Pole Vault Champion

Angela Mercurio- Kitchener, Ontario
Jumps- TJ- 40-11 3/4 (12.49)
2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals Triple Jump- 2nd Place

Karolina Pahlitzsch- Berlin, Germany
Hurdles- 400h: 58.49; 400m: 54.98
2014 Germany U-23 Championships- 400h- 2nd Place

Desiree Sanders- Omaha, Neb. (Omaha Central)
Sprints- 100m: 12.23; 200m: 25.07; 400m: 57.01
2014 Nebraska Class A State Champion- 400m

Katrina Santiago- Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (John A. Ferguson)
Distance- 1,600m: 5:19.04; 3,200m: 11:08.11
2014 Florida State Championships- 3200m- 2nd Place

Morgan Smith- Raymore, Missouri (Raymore-Peculiar)
Hurdles- 100h: 14.93; 300h: 43.24
2013 Missouri State Champion- 300h
2014 Missouri State Championships- 100h and 300h- 2nd Place

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Subject: NU T&F: Huskers Add 17 to 2015 Roster

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
To: Sports Desks
From: Hilary Winter, Nebraska Media Relations
Re: Nebraska Track and Field

Huskers Add 17 to 2015 Roster

The Nebraska Track and Field team announced the addition of 17 signees to the 2015 roster on Wednesday. The group adds to the list of 19 signees released in February.

This set of newcomers slated to join the Huskers next year includes Nebraska natives Tyler Loontjer (Geneva), Caleb Cowling (Lincoln), Karlye Cygan (Lincoln) and Desiree Sanders (Omaha). It also includes eight state champions, a Bahamas Junior Triple Jump Champion, a European Junior Championships Silver Medalist and an NJCAA Indoor Long Jump Champion, as well as numerous internationally and nationally-touted recruits.

Men
Landon Bartel- Southern Boone, Mo. (Southern Boone County)
Jumps- High Jump: 7-1 (2.15); Long Jump: 23-1 (7.03)
2014 Missouri State Long Jump and High Jump Champion

Caleb Cowling- Lincoln, Neb. (Pius X/Kansas)
Jumps- Long Jump: 24-3 (7.39)
2013 Nebraska State Long Jump Champion

Kaiwan Culmer -Nassau, Bahamas
Jumps- TJ: 50-0 ¾ (15.26)
2014 Bahamas Junior Triple Jump Champion
2014 Carifta Games Triple Jump Finalist

Allen Davis- Milwaukee, Wis. (Milwaukee Washington/Iowa Central Community College)
Throws- Shot Put: 55-8 ½ (16.97); Hammer Throw: 174-2 (53.08)
2014 NJCAA Indoor Shot Put- 2nd Place

Nathaniel Hall- Mechanicsville, Va. (Atlee)
Middle Distance- 800: 1:56.00; 1,600m: 4:18.00; 3,200m: 9:13.00
2014 Virginia 5A Indoor State Championships 3,200m- 3rd Place

Antoine Lloyd- Kentwood, Mich. (East Kentwood)
Sprints: 60m Hurdles: 8.05; 110m Hurdles: 13.89; 300m Hurdles: 38.14; 400m: 48.87;
High Jump: 6-6 (1.98)
2014 Michigan State Champion- 110 Hurdles; 300 Hurdles- 2nd Place
2014 New Balance Nationals- 110 Hurdles- 3rd Place

Tyler Loontjer- Geneva, Neb. (Fillmore Central)
Pole Vault: 16-2 ½ (4.94)
2014 Nebraska All-Class Pole Vault Champion and State Meet Record Holder

Nick Percy- Great Britain
Throws- Discs: 206-0 (1.75kg), 190-3; Hammer-228-1 (6kg)
2013 European Junior Championships- Silver Medalist

Alec Sery- Clarksboro, NJ (Kingsway)
Distance- 3,200: 9:28.00

Jerry Westerfield- Davenport, Iowa (Davenport North/Iowa Central Community College)
Jumps: Long Jump- 25-9 (7.84)
2014 NJCAA Indoor Long Jump Champion

Malcolm White- Katy, Texas (Taylor)
Sprints- 100: 10.38
2014 Texas Relays 100m Champion
2014 Texas 5A Championships 100m- 2nd Place

Women
Karlye Cygan- Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southwest)
Pole Vault: 12-4 (3.75)
2014 Nebraska All-Class Pole Vault Champion

Angela Mercurio- Kitchener, Ontario
Jumps- TJ- 40-11 3/4 (12.49)
2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals Triple Jump- 2nd Place

Karolina Pahlitzsch- Berlin, Germany
Hurdles- 400h: 58.49; 400m: 54.98
2014 Germany U-23 Championships- 400h- 2nd Place

Desiree Sanders- Omaha, Neb. (Omaha Central)
Sprints- 100m: 12.23; 200m: 25.07; 400m: 57.01
2014 Nebraska Class A State Champion- 400m

Katrina Santiago- Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (John A. Ferguson)
Distance- 1,600m: 5:19.04; 3,200m: 11:08.11
2014 Florida State Championships- 3200m- 2nd Place

Morgan Smith- Raymore, Missouri (Raymore-Peculiar)
Hurdles- 100h: 14.93; 300h: 43.24
2013 Missouri State Champion- 300h
2014 Missouri State Championships- 100h and 300h- 2nd Place


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