Former HP Panther Chart Success On And Off The Track
Former HP Panthers Jason Roberts Named to Academic All-America ListCharlotte track and field seniors Jason Roberts (Jamestown, N.C. / Southwest Guilford HS) and Macey Ruble (Boone, N.C. / Watauga HS) were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Second and Third Teams, respectively. Both sport 4.0 grade point averages. Roberts is a six-time all-conference thrower for the 49ers. He ranks in the top-five in school history in five different events, including second all-time in the outdoor hammer and indoor weight throw. He was the 2009 A-10 Outdoor Field Performer of the Year and was named to the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar List Second Team. The throwing standout capped off an outstanding collegiate career this year, with his final competition coming at the 2012 NCAA East Preliminary. Earlier in May, Roberts was runner-up in the shot put and hammer and third in the discus at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Track & Field Outdoor Championships, helping the 49ers men win their fifth conference championship since joining the league in 2006. During the indoor season, he was also runner-up in the shot put, leading the Niners to a second place team finish at the conference meet. Having earned a Bachelor’s in Accounting in 2011, Roberts is working towards his Masters of Accountancy and boasts an impressive 4.0 GPA. He is a three-time Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference selection. Click link to see complete article: http://www.charlotte49ers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=363390&SPID=44790&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205533324&DB_OEM_ID=23200
Brooks Signs With Clemson University!!SHEMIAH BROOKS SIGN WITH CLEMSON!! Senior Jumper/Hurdler Shemiah Brooks took only (2) of her (5) scheduled official visits, (the maximum numbers of official visits allowed to senior athletes) to make her final decision that Death Valley would be her new track home in the fall of 2012. After visits to Clemson University and Auburn University, Brooks decided that there was no need for any other visits she wanted to attend Clemson University. In a conversation with Shemiah after her visit to Auburn, She stated that she was tired of the recruiting process and wanted to end it by making her announcement effective immediately. She stated that Clemson just felt like home, she loved her time with the coaches and athletes also the facilities were second to none. It didn’t hurt that Clemson’s womens team have won the ACC Championships for the past (2) years and from the looks of things they should win again this year. Brooks stated that she wanted to join a winning program where she would not come in as the top jumper, but have to work hard to be the best. Brooks had also considered visits to Alabama, NC State, Virginia, South Carolina, LSU. Shemiah Brooks: HP Panthers current record holder in the Triple Jump: 39-03, the Long Jump: 17-08.50 also posts a time of 14.66 in the 100H. The time is good enough to share top honors for the event. Shemiah Brooks Prep Profile: http://www.myfox8.com/sports/prepprofile/wghp-story-shemiah-brooks-110427,0,2618253.story
Congratulations Shemiah Brooks!!!!
2012 – 2013 Collegiate Recruiting Period Begins
10/20/2012 Pictured: Paisley-Zariyah-Kayla-Hunter-Brittany along with
former Panther (Sarah Justice) enjoy visit to UNC Charlotte
2013 COLLEGE VERBAL COMMITMENTS & SIGNINGS:
Paisley Simmons: North Carolina State University
Hunter Roberts: Wake Forest University
Brittany Moss: UNC Charlotte
Kayla Williams: Western Carolina UniversityNLI: National Letter of Intent Know The Rules Before You Sign! Visit: www.nationalletter.org
Panthers win 2011 NC (AAU) Area 5 Track & Field Championship79 members of the Panthers track club completed in the 2011 NC Area 5 Junior Olympics Qualifier held at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte NC. 71 of the 79 members that competed for the panthers qualified to represent the city of High Point and the state of North Carolina at the 2011 AAU Junior Olympics to be held July 30-August 6 in New Orleans Louisiana. To qualify athletes had to finish in the top 5 for each competitive event. 38 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia competed in the (4) days event and the Panthers walked away with a 1st place finish and another Championships, our 3rd championship in (6) years . Several Panthers set new team and meet records in route to the Championship.
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Congratulations goes out to all competing Teams, we’re all Winners!!
Combined Team Scores1st High Point Panthers TC 774 2nd Tri-City Relays TC 659 3rd Carolina Storm TC 481.50 4th Charlotte Heat TC 390 5th Piedmont Athletic TC 358 6th Greensboro Blazers TC 310 7th Express Lane TC 282.50 8th E-1 TC 206.50 9th Spartanburg Elite TC 201 10th Greensville Jets TC 190
(10) Senior Panthers Sign 2011 (NLI) Scholarships
As national signing day (February 2nd) approached members of the Panthers eagerly awaited the 7:00 am opening of the 2011 collegiate signing period feeling confident that they had made the best decision regarding their collegiate future. To date (10) members have signed. Sprinters: Daniel Greer and Sarah Justice along with Jumper: Desmond Stearns opted for UNC Charlotte (49ers) While Mid-Distance runner: Brielle Burnett chose to attend Western Carolina University (Catamounts) and DaQuan Brooks select East Tennessee State University. Distance: runner Grace Popek chose Converse College located in Spartanburg South Carolina. Thrower: Rickey Bell signs with Kings College in Tennessee. Multi-Events: Courtney Baxter signs with Wingate University, Jumper: Yacouba Meite selects Livingstone College. Hurdler: Christopher Ely
2010-2011 Collegiate Recruiting Season!
Count Down To Track & FieldNational Signing Day: February 02, 2011 The 2010-2011 Collegiate recruiting period has officially begun. Our 2010-2011 senior class consist of (10) student-athletes. The 2011 National Signing DaysTrack & Field begins February 02, 2011. As is the normal with each graduating class, the Panthers coaching staff has positioned our graduating student-athletes at the front of the recruiting process. The 2011 senior class is made up of Sprinters: Daniel Greer-Southwest Guilford HS, Sarah Justice-Lucy Ragsdale HS. Jumpers: Desmond Stearns-Southwest Guilford HS, Shalanda Grier-Southwest Guilford HS, Courtney Baxter-Northwest Guilford HS, Yacouba Meite-TW Andrews HS. Distance- Multi’s: Brielle Burnett-Lucy Ragsdale HS, Grace Popek-Lucy Ragsdale HS, DaQuan Brooks-Southwest Guilford HS, Throwers: Rickey Bell III- Davie County HS, Caleb Cates -Lucy Ragsdale HS. With members of this year’s senior class having already taken visits to UNC-Charlotte, Western Carolina and UNC-Asheville, with visits scheduled for UNC-Wilmington, Appalachian State, Hampton and the Univ. Illinois-Chicago still to come for some, the recruiting season is off to great start.
2011 COLLEGE VERBAL COMMITMENTS
Daniel Greer: UNC-Charlotte – Desmond Stearns: UNC-Charlotte – Sarah Justice: UNC-Charlotte – Grace Popek: Converse College – Shalanda Grier: Hampton University