April 28, 2005
Tallahassee, Fla. - Second-year head coach Bob Braman announced today the signing of Shauntel Elcock, a sprinter from Fort Wayne, Indiana's Northrop High School, who will add speed to the 400m and depth to the 200m as well as the 4x400m relay in the fall of 2005.
"We were already focusing on 2006 being a big year for our women's program because we have a strong rising senior class," said Braman. "Shauntel will have an immediate impact on our program and we anticipate her making a big difference when she gets arrives in Tallahassee."
Elcock led her team to the 2004 Indiana State Championship, where she won her third consecutive 400m title and ran a leg of the event winning 4x400m relay. She crossed the line in a time of 53.94 to add another event championship to her resume.
During her junior year in high school, Elcock competed at the 2003 USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Miami, where she ran a career-best 53.23 in the 400m and 24.32 in the 200m.
Most recently, she won the 400m at the Midwest Prep Invitational in 55.40, breaking her own meet record and then as a leg of the winning 1600m relay in 3:56.17.
The Seminole women's team is coming off an impressive fourth-place finish at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships, held on their home track in Tallahassee, Fla. Junior LaToya Legree (Lithonia, Ga./Stephenson) bettered her career-best mark with a 43'3.25" (13.19m). Senior Olympic sprinter Kimberly Walker (Port of Spain, Trinidad/Polytechnic) contributed 16 points to the team score with finishes among the top performers in the 100m and 200m dash and as a leg of the 400m relay.