Track and Field Adds More Recruits
Release: 06/06/2014

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

Durham, N.C. (Cary Academy)

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.


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