Clemson Women’s Track And Field Team Adds Three To 2005-06 Roster

Clemson Women’s Track And Field Team Adds Three To 2005-06 Roster

May 5, 2005

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s track and field team has added three more high school standouts to its 2005-06 roster. Katie Farnan, Rochelle Kokayko and Carmisa Morris will continue their academic and athletic careers as Lady Tigers beginning in August of 2005. The three most recent additions will join Aleesha Barber, Krystal Barringer, Sunday Ford and Lauren Marriott who signed National Letters of Intent earlier this year. Head coach Marcia Noad is excited about the addition of these three signees, as she stated “All three girls are good students and good citizens and we are looking forward to having them as part of our team.”

A sprinter from Piedmont, SC, Morris was named to the 2003-04 all-region and all-state teams. A three-sport athlete, she earned five varsity letters in volleyball, basketball and track. Noad said, “Carmisa is a young lady with a lot of potential. We think she could be a diamond in the rough. She has participated in summer track for the last several years which shows a good commitment to the sport and a desire to get better. We are excited to add her to our short sprint group.”

Farnan, a high jumper from Douglasville, GA, is a two-time state champion in the high jump. She won the county and region championships in the high jump in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and was tabbed Track Athlete of the Year by the Douglas County Sentinel. In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Farnan is a four-time scholar athlete. She earned four varsity letters in track and field, as well as two each in cross country and volleyball. In regards to Farnan, Noad said, “Katie has a good basic technique and an excellent physique for being a high jumper. We think that she is going to develop very well with more structured training, including weightlifting which she has not had a lot of exposure to.”

Kokayko, a thrower from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is expected to add quality and depth to the throws. “Rochelle is a great talent that I think is going to make an immediate impact in the hammer throw, even on the national level,” said Noad. “She was ranked 11th in the world last year among female hammer throwers age 17 and under, so we are really happy to have been able to sign her. She has been well coached, but will benefit from being able to train outside all year round, something she has not been able to do in Kelowna.”