CHAPEL HILL - The University of North Carolina track and field teams have added several new additions to the 2014-2015 recruiting class. Among the newest incoming freshmen is Obafemi Animashaun who is an indoor national champion in the 4x400 and 4x200 relays.
Obafemi Animashaun · Hurdle, Sprints
(Union Catholic High School), N.J.
Animashaun, goes by Femi, along with being a national champion, is a New Jersey state champion in the 55-meter hurdles, 110 hurdles, 400 hurdles and the 4x400. He own PRs of 7.52 in the 55-meter hurdles, 14.19 in the 110 hurdles, and 52.82 in the 400 hurdles.
"I'm really excited to be a part of the Tar Heel nation academically and athletically," said Animashaun. "It's going to be a wonderful experience to get to meet new people and run for UNC."
Mihret Coulter · Distance
Apex, N.C. (Apex High School)
Coulter owns PRs of 4:19 in the 1,600, 9:17 in the 3,200 and 15:24 in the 5,000.
Emma Astrike-Davis · Distance
Cary, N.C. (Cary High School)
Astrike-Davis is a recipient of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, a four-year fully-funded scholarship awarded to students who have the highest academic achievements. She owns PRs of 5:15 in the 1,600 and 18:35 in the 5,000.
Blake Dodge · Distance
Beaufort, N.C. (West Carteret High School)
Dodge, another Morehead-Cain Scholar, has won 14 different individual state championships and is a 3-time Most Valuable Performer in the state 3-A outdoor track and field championships. She currently holds two 3-A high school state records in the 800 and 1,600 four outdoor track and field and three state records in indoor track and field. She has earned All-American honors in both indoor and outdoor track and field and was a member of her high school's soccer team. She owns PRs of 2:08.84 in the 800, 4:59 in the 1,600 and 18:18 in the 5,000.
Brandon Reddick · Sprints
(Boone High School), Florida
Reddick finished third at the Florida High School State Championships in the 100 and 200. He owns a PR of 21.58 in the 200.
Michael Higgins · Distance
Ramsey, N.J. (Don Bosco Prep)
Higgins owns a PR of 4:14.40 in the 1,600.