FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field head coach Lance Harter has announced the addition of three more National Letter of Intent student-athletes for the 2010-11 season. Arkansas’ signing class now stands at nine student-athletes.
"We continue to enhance our roster in events that are our strengths," Harter said. "With Rebecca Gorden, she will contribute in an area we have been quiet at in the past. Our signing class is really adding to our ability to compete successfully at the SEC and NCAA levels."
Kirstie Hesseltine is a native of Springdale, Ark. and graduated from Har-Ber High School. She competes in the high jump and also lettered in volleyball. She holds a high jump personal best and Har-Ber school record of 5-8 from the Arkansas 7A West Conference Championships. She was a three-time all-state honoree in volleyball and a 2010 all-state honoree in track and field.
Rebecca Gorden is a native of Connell, Wash. and graduated from Connell High School where she lettered in soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and field. Gorden will come to the Razorbacks from Brigham Young University. She competes in the javelin and holds a personal best of 144-11.
Danielle Nowell is a native of Ardmore, Okla. and graduated from Plainview High School. She competes in the pole vault. She holds a personal best of 12-6. She won a state title, earned all-state honors and broke the state meet pole vault record.
They will join Breeana Coleman (Olathe, Kan./sprints and hurdles), Grace Heymsfield (Elkins, Ark./middle distance and distance), Ashley Isham (Cedar Park, Texas/distance), Diane Robison (St. Louis, Mo./distance), Amalie Skage (Bergen, Norway/jumps) and Megan Weller (Frankfort, Ill./pole vault) in the 2010-11 singing class.