Wyoming Track Adds Seven Newcomers To Roster
March 9, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming track and field program announced Tuesday the signing of seven student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the fall of 2011.
The Cowgirls added six student-athletes, including: Jolie DuBois, a sprinter from Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Shreese Daniels, a thrower from Steilacoom, Wash.; Danielle Grossman, a distance runner from Colorado Springs, Colo.; Karen Koritnik, a jumper from Lovell, Wyo.; Courtney Madson, a distance runner from Novato, Calif.; and Maddie Vigil, a sprinter from Centennial, Colo.
The Cowboys added a distance runner in Aaron Derner from Waterford, Wis.
"I think for the first time in a long time, we were able to fill needs," Wyoming coach Don Yentes said. "We got a really good thrower, got good distance runners, we picked up some long sprints. I think that's exactly what we wanted to do. These people we've signed have added automatic depth and contribution to the program. That's what we were looking for and that's what we got."
Shreese Daniels, Steilacoom, Wash. (Steilacoom HS)
"Shreese is very tall at 6-3 with long levers and explosive athletic abilities," UW throws coach Paul Barrett said. "She has only spent a couple months working on the very technical weight throw and hammer throw events recently. To be able to come out and rank seventh nationally with so little experience tells of her tremendous potential. Shreese is fortunate to have recently acquired the services of a new hammer/weight throw coach in Ben Keith, who obviously has done a great job developing her quickly. We are thrilled to have Shreese join our women's throwing crew and step in right away and compete at a high level."
Jolie DuBois, Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Glenwood HS)
Yentes believes DuBois is one of the most talented sprinters in the Rocky Mountains, and she'll be involved in several events when she's a part of the Cowgirl squad.
"She's one of the top 200-meter girls in the Rocky Mountains," Yentes said. "She has a big range, and can run on 4-by-100s all the way through 4-by-400s. She's going to be somebody we count on."
Maddie Vigil, Centennial, Colo. (Grandview HS)
"She's exactly what we're looking for," Yentes said. "We feel like she has a lot of upside. We've had kids in the past in our program, and for whatever reason, they are very young in track and field. She's one of those people. She could really develop."
Courtney Madson, Novato, Calif. (Novato HS)
"Courtney will be a great addition to our Cowgirl Cross Country program," UW distance coach Randy Cole said. "She already has proven herself to have the makings of a successful college student-athlete, both on and off the track. Her hard work and dedication in the classroom will carry over to her performances on the track."
Danielle Grossman, Colorado Springs, Colo. (Cheyenne Mountain HS)
"We are pleased to have Danielle join our program," Cole said. "She will be a big boost to our cross country team and will help strengthen our longer distance events in track. She's excited about taking advantage of the opportunities here at Wyoming."
Karen Koritnik, Lovell, Wyo. (Lovell HS)
Aaron Derner, Waterford, Wis. (Waterford HS)
"Aaron will be a fine addition to our team," Cole said. "He has a lot of room for improvement and he will develop in a positive way when he joins the guys here at UW and the training environment. He is an excellent student and has a good outlook on what he wants to accomplish at Wyoming."