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Warriors bolster track squad

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Indiana Tech adds five recruits

Thursday, February 07, 2013 01:31 pm
Indiana Tech recently strengthened its men's and women's track and field squads by adding five recruits to the program.The Warriors have signed athletes Javan Richardon, Davonta Beckham, Tyler Williams, Alanti Kimbrough-Maxwell, and Dylan Dominello.

Richardson and Beckham are both seniors at Wayne High School (Huber Heights, Ohio).

Beckham is an accomplished middle distance runner with a personal best of 1:56.79 in the 800 meters.

Richardson owns personal bests of 10.89 (100 meters) and 22.21 (200 meters), and has already run a 7.02 60-meters this indoor season.

"We are very excited about both Javan and Davonta," Warrior coach Scott Edgar said in a release. "Both guys have great character and are very hard workers. From the time they spent with our team I know they will fit in immediately. Javan will help solidify one of the best sprint groups in the NAIA and Davonta will be paired with Matt Adair and Nick Radionoff to form a dynamic middle distance group. Both of these guys have great leadership abilities to go along with their track talents. I expect both guys to be able to help us on a national level right away as freshmen."

Williams from Lee's Summit West High School (Lee's Summit, Missouri) and will compete in both the long and triple jump events.

He owns career-best of 20-11 and 43-4 respectively.

"Coach Sharin did a great job working with Tyler," Edgar said. "His upside especially in triple along with his strong character is what drew us to him. It's always tough to find good triple jumpers in the Midwest and we think we found a diamond in the rough with Tyler. We are excited to see him grow during his senior year and expect him to help us immediately next season."

Kimbrough-Maxwell ran last year at Prosper High School (Prosper, Texas) and competes for the Anderson Prep Academy this year. She ran a season-best 26.29 at the regional meet and has a split of :58 (400 meters) for her club team in Texas.

"We got a lot of help from the coaching staff at Anderson Prep on this one," Edgar said. "Alanti immediately connected with our team when she was on campus and should be a great addition to the sprint squad. With the group of athletes she will be training with I would expect her to see major improvements during her freshman year. She reminds me a lot of Jamela Kimbrough and if we can get the same type of development, Alanti will be in for a great career with the Warriors."

Dominello will boost the distance depth for the Warriors.

The St. Joseph High School (South Bend) senior will focus on the 3200-meters and will compete in cross country and the distance events for Indiana Tech.

He boasts personal-bests of 16:38 (cross country) and 4:50 (1600-meters), and 10:07 (3200-meters).

“Dylan has a lot of upside," Edgar said. "He comes from a rising program that exposed him to success and doing things the right way. His best event on the track will be the 3200 and he hasn’t had much of a chance to run it; he was stuck behind upperclassmen the past few years and the team needed him to try other events. We think Dylan will break out this spring and emerge out of the shadows of his former teammates. With a big summer, he could contribute as soon as next fall for us. We are thrilled he wants to run with us.”


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