WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2006
Track and Field signs four for 2006-07 season
In the midst of the most successful season to date, the Jacksonville University track and field team announced the signing of Hillary Crook (Mansfield, Mass.), Devin Robinson (Baltimore, Md.), Tiffany Bromfield (New Haven, Conn.) and Emelie Arvidsson (Skondal, Sweden) for the 2006-07 season.
"You can only accurately judge the quality of a recruiting class after they have completed their college career," said JU head coach Ron Grigg. "Having said that, these four young ladies have the character, work ethic and talent to impact the Atlantic Sun Conference immediately. We don't lose many points from our indoor and outdoor championship teams. Hillary, Devin, Tiffany and Emelie will help us continue our team success at the conference level as they personally strive to reach regional and national standards as individuals."
Crook, a Massachusetts state champion at Mansfield High School, finished seventh at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships in the shot put during the 2006 season. She also tossed a personal-best 43'1.5" in the shot put.
"Hillary is the prototypical thrower," said Grigg. "She is six-feet tall and has a great strength background. Coach Steve Cameron and the rest of the staff at Mansfield have done a great job developing her to this point."
Robinson ran a person-best 7.17 in the 55-meter dash to win the MIAA state championship this season at the McDonough School in Baltimore, Md.
"Devin comes from a great private school and she will have the ability to help our sprint relay as a freshman," Grigg said.
Bromfield, currently a senior at Hillhouse High School, should complete for the Dolphins in the hurdles and multi-events next season.
"Tiffany has participated in the National Scholastic Indoor Championships each of the last two years in the pentathlon," Grigg said. "She is an accomplished hurdler who has been a New England finalist in the 55m hurdle event. She will be a presence in the combined events at the A-Sun Championships. Coach Gary Moore and staff have a history of producing quality Division I athletes at Hillhouse."
Arvidsson placed fourth at the 2005 Nordic Heptathlon Championships in Sweden.
"Emelie is another mult-eventer whose strongest event is the high jump (PR 5' 7")," said Grigg. "Her pentathlon score of 3348 should allow her to compete for the A-Sun event title indoors next year. We will have quite a nice group of multi-eventers on the team, their versatility will give us many options."
These four signees join Tiffanie Saxton (Tampa, Fla./Wharton), who committed during the early signing period.
"Tiffanie is having a great senior season and has already set her school record in 800-meters and she is going to be a solid addition to our already strong middle distance corps."
2005-06 WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD