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April 13, 2014

Statesmen announce cross country/track signees

OSKALOOSA — William Penn track and field coach Allen Friesen has announced the signings of numerous individuals to National Letters of Intent to compete for the cross country and/or track and field programs.

Malik Brown, the son of Carrie Jones-Brown, is a native of Long Beach, Calif., and will come to William Penn from Millikan HS. He has top times of 10.96 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 22.4 seconds in the 200. He has also received a service learning medallion and claimed the Peace Academy’s Most Athletic honor.

Mikayla Carey is a native of Des Moines, and will come to William Penn from Des Moines North HS.

Eric Cooper, the son of Donald and Robin Cooper, is a native of Aguanga, Calif., and will come to William Penn from Hamilton HS. He also plans to play football at William Penn.

Guadalupe Gonzalez, the son of Victor Gonzalez and Maria Hernandez, is a native of Houston, Texas, and will come to William Penn from Klein Forest HS. A three-year varsity letterwinner in track and cross country, he has top times of 5:50 in the 1600-meter run, 12:45.07 in the 3200-meter run, 21:10.79 in the 3-mile run, and 21:15 in the 5000-meter run. He also competed in the soccer and wrestling in high school.

Garrett Heckman, the son of Wendell Heckman, is a native of New Virginia and will come to William Penn from Interstate 35-Truro HS. A four-year letterwinner in track, he has top times of 5:14 in the 1600-meter run and 10:54 in the 3200-meter run. He earned an academic all-conference award in track. Heckman also competed in football.

Elizabeth Hurley, the daughter of Patrick Hurley and Kevin Boyd, is a native of Windsor Heights and will come to William Penn from Southwestern CC via West Des Moines Valley HS. She has top times of 23:40 in the 5K and 29:00 in the 6K at Southwestern and 19:40 in the 4K in high school.

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