MSU Track and Field Signees

Included are a few of the Mississippi State track and field men and women signees for this year's recruiting class.

Senior Sam Cox of Memphis University School (Memphis, TN) has signed with Mississippi State University track and field and will compete in the pole vault event. In season 2010, he had a personal best of 14'6" in the pole vault, which was 3rd in the state of Tennessee.

Senior Maureen Gross of Dutchtown HS in Geismar, LA, has signed with Mississippi State. Maureen throws the discus and shot put. She was 4th in the state in the discus and 22nd in the state in the shot put her junior season.

Jessica Comer, a senior at Caledonia (MS) High School who competes in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 4K and the 4x400 relay events, has signed with Mississippi State. Jessica had the second best time in the state in the 800m last track season, 7th best in the 1600m and 4th best in the 3200m.

Steve Shoto, a senior at Pearl (MS) High School who competes in the 400m and 800m events, has signed with Mississippi State University. He had the best 800m in the state last track season.

Nathan Arnett, a sophomore at Iowa Central CC in Fort Dodge, Iowa who competes in the sprint hurdles and 400m hurdles, has signed with Mississippi State. Originally from Nassau Bahamas, Nathan won the 400m hurdles at the 2010 NJCAA outdoor championships.

Katie Gentry and Ebony Brinker, both seniors at Pontotoc (MS) High School, have signed with Mississippi State University. Katie will be pole vaulting for MSU. She has a personal record of 10'3" in the pole vault, which was the best in the state last season. Ebony will compete in the triple jump and long jump for MSU. She has a personal record of 38'3" in the triple jump and 19'1" in the long jump. Both jumps were the best in the state last season.

Senior Jasmyn Johnson of Horn Lake (MS) High School, who competes in the long jump and 100m, has signed with Mississippi State. She had the 7th best 100m and 8th best long jump in the state last season.


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