November 18, 2005

UCSB Signs Two Early Student-Athlete Prospects for '06-'07

Nov. 18, 2005

Announced earlier today, Pete Dolan, Director of Track & Field and Cross Country, signed the year's first prospective student-athletes for the 2006-2007 academic year. Kelly Morgan a 400m sprinter from Corona del Mar High School in Newport, CA and Katie Voigtlander, a senior distance runner out of Burlingame High School in Northern California, signed their National Letter of Intents earlier this week.

Kelly Morgan-Sprints-Corona Del Mar H.S.-Newport, CA
Morgan had a breakthrough year in 2005 on the track qualifying for the Div. III Southern Section Finals in the 400m dash. At the sectional finals in May, she ran a 56.73 to finish 4th and what ended up remaining the 33rd fastest time in CA and the 8th quickest time for a junior. Catching 1st year Assistant Coach Jenny Kenyon's eye in the sprints, it also marked Coach Kenyon's first signed recruit for the Gauchos.

Katie Voigtlander-Distance-Burlingame H.S.-Burlingame, CA
Voigtlander, has had a great Cross Country campaign in 2005, she recently finished 2nd at the Central Coast Section Div. III Finals on the famed northern California course, Crystal Springs in Belmont. Her time of 18:19 on Saturday, over a hilly 2.89-mile course, was the 5th fastest time of the day in C.C.S. and the 7th fastest time of 2005. She was also 2nd at the 2005 Peninsula Athletic League finals in `05. During her Junior Track campaign, Voigtlander ran a quick 10:28.43 in the 3000m and an 11:15.56 3200m personal best. Her 3200m mark was the 6th fastest junior mark in the state of California.