Spartan women's cross country signs state championship top-10 runners for next season

Rebekah Harmer returns after
a redshirt season this past year.
SAN JOSE, Calif.—A top-10 finisher at back-to-back state of Wyoming championship meets, the sixth place finisher at the 2001 California Community College championships and the Orange (Calif.) High School "Female Athlete of the Year," are the first three signees by the San Jose State University women’s cross country team for the 2002 season. The announcement was made by Augie Argabright, coach of the Spartans’ women’s cross country team.

Judy Delong, a senior at Campbell County High School in Gillette, Wyo.; Lindsay Peters, currently attending Cabrillo College; and Ariana Morey, a senior at Orange (Calif.) High School have signed a national letter-of-intent to enroll at San Jose State University beginning with the 2002 fall semester.

Delong finished third in the 4A classification at the 2001 Wyoming high school girls cross country championships. A member of the 2000 and 2001 state Class 4A championship teams, Delong was eighth individually at the 2000 state meet. She is the second runner from Campbell County High School to compete for San Jose State. Last year’s team captain Janina Crain attended the same high school.

Peters, an incoming junior in 2002, was sixth at the 2001 California Community College state championships. The 2001 Coast Conference champion also was second at the NorCal Championships. Her Cabrillo College team won the NorCal Championship team competition and was third at the state championships last year.

Morey was named her school’s 2002 female "Athlete of the Year." She is the first female cross country athlete at Orange (Calif.) High School to qualify for the a Southern Section C.I.F. final and has the second fastest three-mile time in school history.

"I am really happy about our recruits joining the team. We are going to tough to beat next year," said San Jose State cross country coach Augie Argabright who also is counting on returning redshirt Rebekah Harmer to be a key contributor to the 2002 team. "Ariana and Judy are loaded with potential and Lindsay will be one of our best runners."