Iowa adds three recruits to track team

BY CODY GOODWIN | JULY 17, 2013 5:00 AM

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The Iowa track and field program announced on Tuesday that sophomore transfer student James Harrington, along with incoming freshmen O’Shea Wilson and Brittany Brown, will join the Hawkeyes this coming fall semester.

“James, O’Shea, and Brittany will add immediate benefits to our program and to our sprint events and relays,” Iowa track and field coach Layne Anderson said in a release. “All three have credentials that are capable of scoring in the Big Ten championships in year one.”

Harrington is considered one of the best sprinters in Iowa high-school history. The native of Cedar Falls native was a nine-time high-school state champion and owns the top fully automatic times in Iowa history in the 100 and 200 meters.

In his freshman year at Alabama, Harrington posted collegiate bests of 6.91 seconds in the 60-meter dash, 10.72 seconds in the 100-meter dash, and 21.16 seconds in the 200-meter dash.

Wilson is a Texas state track meet finalist in the 200-, 400- and the 800-meter relay. The Houston native also ran the lead leg on the national USA Track and Field and AAU Junior Olympic record 400-meter relay teams.

Brown, a Chino, Calif., native was the California state runner-up in both the 100 and 200 meters.

She currently ranks third and fourth in the nation — in the 100 and 200, respectively — among high-school seniors.

“We are excited that they have selected the University of Iowa and [are] confident that these are three names to watch for in the future,” Anderson said.

2013 Recruiting Class
Ben Anderson, Distance
Alec Cranford, Multi-Events
Kevin Docherty, Distance
Jared Ganschow, Sprints
James Harrington, Sprints
Connor Janu, Hurdles
Aaron Mallett, Hurdles
Vincent Saucer, Jr., Sprints
Quentin Shaffer, Distance
Josh Sindelar, Distance
O’Shea Wilson, Sprints/Jumps
Katie Adams, Distance
Kelly Breen, Distance
Brittany Brown, Sprints
Courtney Bruns, Distance
Elexis Guster, Sprints/Hurdles
Alexis Hernandez, Sprints
Alexa Hunt, Throws
Alana Jones, Distance
Claire Nolan, Throws
Madison Rouw, High Jump
Katharina Trost, Middle Distance
Cambria Tudor, Distance
Mahnee Watts, Middle Distance
Tess Wilberding, Distance
Samantha Zishka, Distance

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