Georgia Military College cross country coach Rob Sherwood is excited to welcome six new runners to his team.
“I think this is possibly the strongest class as a whole that we have had,” he said, when asked about the results of his recruiting efforts.
The six runners come with a host of accomplishments at the high school level.
Nicquelette Fazekes – Dixon HS (IL). Led her team and posted multiple sub-20 minute 3-mile races. Coach Sherwood on Fazekes: “She is someone we look to be the top runner for us. She will not only encourage the team to be better but could push for individual honors.”
Stephanie Trejo – Mariner HS (FL). Trejo is a multi-sport athlete with a real talent for running. Coach Sherwood on Trejo: “Her tenacity and desire to improve should help her fit in well with the team. She has the talent to be in our top-7 and help make us a legitimate repeat conference champion favorite.”
Paige White –Telfair County HS (GA). White was one of the best Single-A runners in the state and will be welcomed addition to the Bulldog Team. Coach Sherwood on White: “She is fast and will be one of our top runners.”
Bohanon Meadors – Plymouth HS (IN). Meadors is a keen runner with high background in cross country and track. His athleticism will help him transition well to the men’s 8k distance. Coach Sherwood on Meadors: ”He is a strong athlete with a great experience. We will look to him to break our top-5.”
Heath McDonald – North Oconee HS (GA), McDonald has a strong background in running and triathlons. He is a licensed pilot. Coach Sherwood on McDonald: Heath is a great runner. His passion for running and competition make him an excellent addition to our team.”
Jacob Cain – Brandon HS (FL) Cain is another multi-sport athlete who loves to work and improve. Coach Sherwood on Cain: ”His passion for the competition will be infectious.He has what it takes to be a factor on our team competing for a conference championship.”
Sherwood is getting the job done recruiting this year and has brought in several athletes that can help make a statement at Nationals. Sherwood added: “This season our goal is to qualify two teams for the National Championship, and with these athletes along with our returners bring that goal just a little closer."
GMC Cross Country has established a solid foundation. They have regularly qualified both men and women as individuals for the national championships. Twice the women’s team has finished in the top-10. These six athletes, along with the returners and another 10 to 12 runners, are still working and will put the GMC cross country program in a position to do things they never have.
“I would love to see us have both men’s and women’s team finish in the top-10 at Nationals,” Sherwood said.
The Cross Country team’s schedule will be released later this summer at www.gmcbulldogs.com.