Athletics Recharge With Signature Class 2022 – Texas A&M Athletics
BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Men’s and Women’s Track Teams Signed 12 Student-Athletes to National Letters of Intent to Open 2022 Head Coach Signing Period Pat henri announcement.
“This is our first group of signatories. We’ve signed a great class so far and we’re not done yet,” the head coach Pat henri noted. “At this point we feel good in this group. We think we have covered some bases, we have strengthened our team and we are also bringing talents that will help us right away.”
Elite signers expected to contribute these 2022 indoor and outdoor seasons include Auhmad Robinson, BÃ¡ra SajdokovÃ¡ and Avi ‘Tal Wilson-Perteete. Robinson, a 2021 NCAA First Team All-Star member, posted the second-fastest 400m time, 43.45 in an NCAA Championship game, as he placed Stephen F. Austin in the second place, one place ahead of Texas A&M. Despite limited competition in 2021, SajdokovÃ¡ has a personal best in the high jump of 6-3 / 1.91m, which would put her in contention for the national title. Wilson-Perteete, a transfer from UNLV, is a four-time NCAA All-American. She was third at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 800m in 2: 02.20 and most recently placed seventh at the 2021 Championships in 2: 02.85.
Some of the country’s top rookies in the class of 2022 will travel to Aggieland for the 2023 season: Jaiya Covington, Ana De La Garza, Camryn Dickson, DeMarco Escobar, Abbie Hirth, Sanu Jallow, Joy Moorer, Ethan Sanders and Spencer Werner.
Signature class 2022
Signatories are listed alphabetically by surname.
Jaiya Covington – Houston, Texas / Aldine Eisenhower HS
Personal bests: 60m hurdles – 8.74, 100m hurdles – 13.19, 300m hurdles – 43.69
The 100m hurdles ranked No.1 in the class of 2022 led the nation with a 2021 season best time of 13.19. She also ranks No. 6 in Lone Star State over 300m hurdles at 43.69, which is No. 24 nationally. Covington finished third in the 100m hurdles at the 2021 UIL 6A State Championships, followed by victory in the 100m hurdles at the AAU Junior Olympics. She also won district titles in the 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and high jump. Respectively, her personal best in the 60m hurdles of 8.74 ranked No. 5 in Texas in all classes and No. 26 in the country.
Ana De La Garza – College Station, Texas / College Station HS
Personal bests: shot put – 36-11.5 / 11.26m, discus – 129-0 / 39.31m, javelin – 129-6 / 39.48m
A multi-event pitcher, De La Garza ranks No. 41 in the javelin in the class of 2022 domestically with a best personal score of 129-6 / 39.48m. In the summer of 2021, she competed at the Sunflower State Games in Kansas, finishing third at 124-3. She is currently ranked in the top 35 in Texas in both the discus (No. 27) and shot put (No. 35). As a junior, De La Garza won the UIL 5A District 19 disc title (115-2) and the shot put title (36-11.5). She placed in the top three in seven of the eight record competitions entered, including four wins. In the shot put, she placed in the top three in six of the seven competitions entered. In first year, she won the discus and shot put titles in the district competition. De La Garza will join his older sister Victoria De La Garza And father, Juan De La Garza, the current Aggie launches the coach.
Camryn Dickson – League City, Texas / Clear Brook HS
Personal bests: 100m – 11.41, 200m – 23.28
Easily among Lone Star State’s fastest rookies, Dickson picked the Maroon & White over Baylor and Texas. The League City speedster ranked No. 2 in Texas with the best times of the season in the 100m (11.41) and 200m (23.28) in the class of 2022. These times have it too. ranked second in the 200m and fourth in the 100m in the country. Competing for Clear Brook High School, Dickson placed second in the 200m and third in the 100m at the 2021 UIL 6A State Track and Field Championships. In total, she won 21 of 25 races entered over the distances. 100m and 200m and has never finished outside of the top three in 2021.
DeMarco Escobar – Converse, Texas / Converse Judson HS
Personal bests: 200m – 21.87, 400m – 47.90
Escobar played a pivotal role in Converse Judson’s 4x400m relay which placed fourth at the State Championships in 2021 at 3: 18.57, Escobar split 47.95. In the regional, he ran in the 4x200m which placed second with a time of 1: 26.74 and the 4x400m which won in 3: 18.08. Escobar competed for the Speed ââCity Elite Track Club at AAU. He finished eighth in the 400m final at the AAU Junior Olympics with a time of 48.25. In qualifying for AAU Region 19, the speedster was third in the 400m in 48.81 and fourth in the 200m in 22.35.
Abbie Hirth – Cypress, TX / Cypress Christian School
Best personal bests: High jump – 5-10 / 1.77m
One of the nation’s top high jumpers, Hirth broke a 2021 season record at 5-10 / 1.77m, which placed third in Texas and sixth in the country in its category. Hirth has won eight of the nine high jump competitions entered in 2021, including the AAU Region 19 Qualifier and the TTFCA Meet of Champions. Overall, she scored 5-8 or more in six competitions, including 5-10 on two occasions. In first year, she finished second at the TAPPS State Championship in the high jump.
Sanu Jallow – Charlotte, North Carolina / West Mecklenburg HS
Personal bests: 100m – 11.88, 200m – 24.16, 400m – 53.71, 800m – 2: 07.78
Incredible range from short sprints to mid-distance sprints, Jallow ranks among the top rookies in the 2022 class. The West Mecklenburg senior is already the 4th all-time 800m runner in North Carolina. Last season she won the NCHSAA 4A State Title in the 800m in 2: 07.78 and in her sophomore she won the 4A Indoor Championship in the 500m in 1: 15.00. In the 2021 season, she placed in the top five in North Carolina in four events and in the top 15 in the country over 400m and 800m in her category. Most notably, her season best 400m time of 53.71 ranked No. 2 in North Carolina and No. 8 nationally in the class of 2022.
Joy Moorer – Phoenix, Arizona / North Canyon HS
Personal bests: 300m hurdles – 41.69, 400m – 56.61
The country’s top 300m hurdler arrives at Aggieland with a personal best of 41.69, which is the No. 1 in the class of 2022 in the country. Moorer’s personal best in the 400m stopped the clock at 56.61, which is the fourth fastest in its class in Arizona. She set her personal best in the 300m hurdles after winning the AIA Division 2 state title, she also won the long jump title at 19-1. As a junior, she ran under 43 seconds in the 300m hurdles in three of the six competitions entered. Her personal best time in the 100m hurdles of 14.42 won her silver medal at the state championships.
Auhmad Robinson – Spring, Texas / Stephen F. Austin
Personal bests: 200m – 20.91, 400m – 45.61
One of the nation’s top 400m transfer runners, Robinson recorded the second-fastest division in NCAA competitive history at 43.45 last season as he anchored Stephen F. Austin to second place in the 4x400m. The sophomore will be immediately eligible to compete in the spring of 2022. As a freshman, he won the NCAA All-America First Team honors in the 4x400m and earned an honorable mention in the 400m. Robinson clocked an all-time personal best 400 in 45.61 to finish eighth in the fastest qualifying for the NCAA West Regionals. Prior to that, he led the Lumberjacks 4x400m to a Southland Conference title, as well as a 4x100m title. Individually, he won the Southland Conference title in the 200m indoor with a time of 21.09.
BÃ¡ra SajdokovÃ¡ – Bystrice nad Olsi, Czech Republic
Best personal bests: high jump – 6-3 / 1.91m
An elite caliber high jumper with a national title rivaling a personal best of 6-3 / 1.91m. SajdokovÃ¡ is expected to immediately contribute to the 2022 indoor and outdoor season. In 2020, his personal best was an under 20 global mark. She finished first at the 2020 National Outdoor Championships with a clearance of 6-2.75 / 1.90m and was the 2020 National Indoor Under-20 Champion with a personal best 6-2 / 1, 88 m at the time. SajdokovÃ¡ won silver at the 2020 National Indoor Championships with a jump of 6-1.25 / 1.86m.
Ethan Sanders – San Antonio, Texas / San Antonio Christian
Personal bests: discus – 176-0 / 54.64m, shot put – 58-8 / 17.88m
Sanders won the TAPPS State Championship in discus (159-7) and shot put (56-2.25) as a junior. In his 2021 season, he won seven of eight entered discus competitions and five of eight shot put competitions. In the class of 2022, Sanders ranks # 2 in discus and # 5 in shot put in the Lone Star state. In 2020, he won the AAU Junior Olympic disc at 161-7 and placed second in the shot put at 52-1.
Spencer Werner – Wilmette, Ill. / Loyola Academy
Personal bests: 1600m – 4: 11.01, 3200m – 9: 11.24
One of Illinois’ top distance rookies in the class of 2022, Werner ranks in the top five in the state over the 1600m and 3200m. Werner’s personal best 1,600m in 4: 11.01 is # 2 in the state and # 18 in the country, while his personal best over 3,200m in 9: 11.24 is # 5 in the state. Illinois. As a junior, he finished third in the 3200m and fourth in the 1600m at the IHSA 3A State Championships. Most recently, he finished second at the IHSA 3A Regional Cross Country Championships before placing ninth in the sectional competition.
Avi’Tal Wilson-Perteete – Oakland, CA / UNLV
Personal bests: 400m – 53.34, 800m – 2: 01.14
A seasoned veteran who is expected to contribute points on the national stage, Wilson-Perteete already has four NCAA All-America accolades on his resume. Most recently, she placed seventh at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 800m in 2: 02.85. In 2019, the middle distance sprinter placed third in the 800m (2: 02.20) at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Oakland, Calif., Product holds a personal best at the 800 m of 2: 01.14, which was the 2018 NCAA West Region’s fourth fastest qualifying time of 2018. In total, she has five Mountain West titles to her trophy, including four 800m titles and one in as a member of the 4x400m indoor relay 2018.
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