July 24, 2006
Clemson, SC – The women’s track & field team has announced six late period signees for the 2006-07 season, according to Head Coach Marcia Noad on Monday. Joining the squad this fall will be Emily Barlage, Ashley Good, Kristine Scott, Bethanie Wachna, Anastasia Wilson, and Nakeisha Wineglass.
Barlage comes to Clemson after earning four track & field letters at Susquehannock High School in Dover, PA. She is a two-time YAIAA high jump champion and 2006 pole vault champion. She was named the team’s MVP of field events three times in her high school career.
“Emily is a diamond in the rough,” Noad believes. “She has made great progress as a vaulter during her senior year, and we feel that is going to continue at Clemson. She is an athlete who will benefit from a year-round program and more focus on a primary event.”
Wachna earned two letters at Holy Names High School in Ontario, Canada in basketball, softball, volleyball, and track & field. She holds the school, city, and provincial record in the javelin throw. She was a four-time city champion in the javelin and three-time provincial champion in the event.
“Bethanie is a fine multi-sport athlete who we believe is going to surprise people with her development as a javelin thrower,” Noad said. “We feel that as Bethanie settles into year-round training for the javelin, her progress is going to quicken and she is going to make an immediate impact on the ACC and East Region level.”
Kristine Scott was the state of Florida’s runner-up in both the 100m and 200m sprints at the 4A level. She was named her school’s Female Athlete of the Year and led the team to a district championship and runner-up finish in the region. Scott also earned a letter in soccer at Olympia High School in Orlando, FL.
“She will make an immediate impact in our sprint program,” Noad said. “She will come in as our number one in the short sprints, which will enable us to field stronger relay teams. Although she has already run fast times during her high school and summer track career, we expect her times to drop even more in the future.”
Ashley Good won the South Carolina 1A long jump championship in 2002 and 2004-06. She also won the 2004 and 2006 1A 100m hurdle title as well. Good, who comes to Clemson from Jonesville High School, was named the 1A level Female Athlete of the Year from 2004-06 by the South Carolina Coaches Association.
“Ashley is a multi-talented young lady,” Noad said. “She is going to train for the multi-events because we feel this is an area where her versatility can shine through. She had a successful high school career in the hurdles, long jump, and sprints. With a little additional work, she can master the other events that make up the heptathlon and pentathlon.”
Nakeisha Wineglass hails from Alexandria, VA, where she was a two-time state champion at the 3A level in the triple jump. She also earned a runner-up spot in 2004 in the event. She was also a member of the All-America team in the triple jump. Wineglass holds the Hayfield Secondary School records for the indoor and outdoor triple jump, as well as the indoor long jump and 500m dash.
“Although Nakeisha had a great high school career in the triple jump and sprints, she still has a great upside in those events,” Noad said. “We will focus on the technical aspects of her events, which is going to result in better use of her natural athletic ability. We are very excited to watch this young lady develop.”
Anastasia Wilson was the 2005 3A state champion in the 800m for Myrtle Beach High School in South Carolina. She also was state runner-up in 2006 in the high jump. She was named her team’s MVP from 2004-06 in track & field and in 2005-06 for cross country. She also earned two letters in basketball, where she was an all-region performer.
“Anastasia could contribute to our program in a number of areas,” Noad believes. “In high school, she was successful in a variety of track & field events, as well as showing good promise in basketball. We are going to use the fall to evaluate her strengths to determine how we can best utilize her talent.”
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