August 13, 2012

Bulldogs Add 26 Newcomers to the 2012-13 Cross Country and Track & Field Roster

Charleston, S.C. – Head Coach Jody Huddleston announced the addition of 16 men and 10 women to the 2012-13 cross country and track and field roster on Monday. This year's recruits cover nine states with 13 being from South Carolina and five from the Lowcountry.

MEN

"I am very excited about this year's freshman class. Again, Coach Kut has done an excellent job recruiting," said Huddleston.  "We expect several of this year's freshmen to make an immediate impact most notably in the hurdles, Jayce Almes, Darius Johnson, Nick Prestigiacomo and Jonathan Reed. 

"Graduate student Gus Vazquez-Milan and freshman Tevin Williams will likely claim spots on the 4x400.  Distance runners Drew Buehring and Miles Keohane could be top-5 runners for the Bulldogs this fall."

*Jayce Almes – Mt. Pleasant, S.C. – Wando High School

*Neil Blake – Wilmington, N.C.  – Coastal Christian High School

*Charles Drew Buehring – North Charleston, S.C. – Fort Dorchester High School

*George Trae Carson – Lexington, S.C. – Lexington High School

*William Epps – Blythewood, S.C. – Blythewood High School

*Leo Grucella – Lancaster, N.Y. – Lancaster High School

*Darius Johnson – Rock Hill, S.C. – Northwestern High School

*Miles Keohane – Mt. Pleasant, S.C.  – Wando High School

*Nicholas Prestigiacomo – Greenfield Center, N.Y.  – Christian Brother Academy

*Jonathan Reed – Glenolden, Pa.  – Cardinal O'Hara High School

*Christian Sevidal – Buford, Ga. – North Gwinnett High School

*William Sloane – Charleston, S.C. – West Ashley High School

*Gustavo Vazquez-Milan – Weston, Fla. – Kansas State University

*Tevin Williams – Ladson, S.C. – Stratford High School

*Joseph Pinto – West Islip, N.Y. – West Islip High School

WOMEN

"Danielle Williams and Brittany McKinney will compete in several events and should claim some freshman and perhaps a school records," said Huddleston. " Jaqueline Thompson and Madison Mayleben should be top-5 runners in cross country and Jessica Dewitte and Caillian Colquitt will add a great deal of depth for this year's squad. "

*Jennifer Burch – Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Socastee High School

*Caillian Colquitt – Simpsonville, S.C. – Southside Christian High School

*Jessica Dewitte – Macomb, Mich. – Eisenhower High School

*Marissa Hutton - Chapin, S.C. – Chapin High School

*Kristen Kessinger – Jacksonville, N.C. – White Oak High School

*Madison Mayleben – Ann Arbor, Mich. – Skyline High School

*Brittany McKinney – Forsyth, Ill. – Maroa-Forsyth High School

*Virginia Moriah Morton – Elgin, Okla. – Fletcher High School

*Jaqueline Thompson – Marietta, Ga. – Harrison High School

*Danielle Williams – Woodbine, Ga. – Camden County High School

The Bulldog's will open up the season on Aug. 31 in Columbia, S.C. at the Gamecock Invitational.  For more information on Bulldog cross country or track and field, please visit us on Twitter @CitadelSports and Facebook or visit the official website of The Citadel Athletics, www.citadelsports.com.