Hawkeyes Add to Recruiting Class

July 16, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa track and field team announced today that sophomore transfer student James Harrington, and incoming freshmen O’Shea Wilson and Brittany Brown will join the Hawkeyes in the fall of 2013.

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

Harrington, a Cedar Falls, Iowa, native, is considered one of the best sprinters in Iowa high school history. The nine-time high school state champion owns the top fully automatic times in Iowa history in the 100 and 200 meters. Harrington is a two-time recipient of the Drake Relays Most Outstanding High School Boys Athlete of the Meet award, and a Drake Relays record holder in the 100 meters (10.61). In his freshman campaign at the University of Alabama, Harrington posted collegiate bests of 6.91 in the 60 meters, 10.72 in the 100, and 21.16 in the 200.

Wilson was a Texas state meet finalist in the 200, 400-meter relay, and the 800-meter relay. The Houston native also ran lead leg on the national USATF and AAU Junior Olympic record 400-meter relays. Wilson posted personal bests of 10.61 (100 meters), 21.17 (200 meters), 23-3 (long jump), and 47-1 (triple jump).

Brown, a Chino, Calif., native, was the California state runner-up in the 100 and 200 meters. She currently ranks third (100 meters) and fourth (200 meters) in the nation among high school seniors and owns personal best marks of 11.49 (100 meters) and 23.68 (200 meters).

“We are excited that they have selected the University of Iowa and 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