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Women’s track adds three NLIs

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Women’s track adds three NLIs

FAYETTEVILLE – The No. 11 Arkansas Razorback women’s track and field team has added three National Letter of Intent student-athletes for the 2010-11 season, head coach Lance Harter announced on Tuesday.

"I’m really pleased with the newest additions to our program," Harter said. "Ashley Isham and Diane Robison will add depth in the distance crew and I see both of them running a variety of open and relay events for us. They are also both proven cross country runners on the national level. Megan Weller is a great young and consistent pole vaulter. We have the best vault crew in the nation, led by Bryan Compton, and I really think she’ll fit in perfectly with the vaulters we have on campus."

Ashley Isham is a native of Cedar Park, Texas, attends Vista Ridge High School and competes in the middle distance and distance events. She holds personal bests of 4:56.1 in the 1,600 meters, 4:53.08 in the mile, 10:21.20 in the 3,000 meters, 10:37.17 in the 3,200 meters and 10:51.90 over two miles.

She is a two-time district and regional champion in cross country, a two-time district and regional champion at 3,200 meters, a district and regional champion at 1,600 meters and the 2008 Texas 4A State Champion at 1,600 and 3,.200 meters. Isham holds the Vista Ridge school records in the 1,600 meters and the 3,200 meters.

Diane Robison is a native of St. Louis, Mo., attends Parkway Central High School and competes in the middle distance and distance events. She holds personal bests of 2:17 in the 800 meters, 4:56.34 in the 1,600 meters, 10:10.16 in the 3,000 meters and 10:33.91 in the 3,200 meters. At the 2009 Missouri State Championships, she ran on the title-winning 4×800-meter relay, finished third in the 1,600 meters and finished second in the 3,200 meters.

She competed at the 2008 and 2009 Footlocker National and Regional Championships, the 2009 Nike Outdoor National Championships, the 2009 USATF World Youth Trials and the 2008 Junior Olympic Championships.

Megan Weller is a native of Frankfort, Ill, attends Lincoln-Way East High School and competes in the pole vault. She holds a personal best of 13-1 which ranked No. 6 in the nation in 2009. She is the defending Illinois State Champion in the pole vault where she cleared her personal best. Weller’s father, Monte Weller, was a pole vaulter at Purdue University.

Weller competed at the 2009 Nike Indoor National Championships, is a three-time state championships qualifier in the pole vault and also lettered in gymnastics at Lincoln-Way East High School. She holds the school records for the indoor (12-9) and outdoor (13-1) pole vaults.

The Razorbacks will compete next when they host the Tyson Invitational, Fri-Sat., Feb. 12-13.



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