OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University women’s track and field/cross country coach Kelly Phillips secured six commitments during the RedHawks’ signing period.
Joining the RedHawks next season are Alexandra Cameron (Dunwoody, Ga./Dunwoody), Aaryn Gray (Indiana, Pa./Indiana Area) Kylie Goldsmith (Williamsport, Ohio/Westfall), Katherine Receveur (Louisville, Ky./Assumption), Morgan Rice (Vincent, Ohio/JFK Warren) and Sarra Taylor (London, Ohio/London)
Cameron won two Georgia state championships apiece in the 1600m and 3200m during her prep career at Dunwoody High School. She was also a standout on the cross country course, placing second in the Georgia Class 5A State Meet this past fall.
“Alex will be an immediate help on the track,” head coach Kelly Phillips said. “She will also add depth to our cross country team in the fall.”
A javelin thrower by trade, Gray posted a top-10 finish at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state championships as a junior, placing ninth with a toss of 126-3. She enters her senior season as Indiana’s school record holder in the javelin.
“Gray is a very good javelin thrower,” Phillips said. “She will fill a hole with Tori Paterra graduating. I anticipate her stepping in and making an immediate impact.”
Goldsmith was a consistent state finalist in both the 100m and 200m at Westfall High School. During the 2013 season, she took seventh in the 100m at the state meet.
"Kylie is an incredible competitor and I believe we have a true diamond in the rough with her," assistant coach Brian Etelman said. "She will make an immediate impact in the sprints, adding depth to both relays. Over the course of her time at Miami, Kylie will grow into the kind of student-athlete that we will all love to brag about."
Receveur has been a key contributor for Assumption High School, a perennial national top-10 cross country team. On the track, she clocked a personal best 1600m time of 4:56.84 as a junior.
"Katherine has been a part of a very strong cross country team at Assumption,” Phillips said. “Her team has been ranked in the national top 10 for the past few years. Katherine is a very strong miler, having already run 4:56 as a junior"
Rice posted a strong junior season on the track, winning the 100m hurdles (14.81) at the Ohio High School Athletic Association DIII State Championships. She also placed fourth in the 300m hurdles with a time of 44.97.
"Morgan brings raw hurdling ability and potential to a lineage of hurdlers that began with alum Layne Baggett and continues to the present day and into the future," Etelman said. "As a State Champion, Morgan is a winner, and that is a quality that we look for and want in our student-athletes."
Taylor won a state cross country championship during her sophomore year. As a junior, she competed in the Mideast Cross Country Championships, which featured schools from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. She placed third in that meet, the top finisher among all Ohio runner.
"Sarra will be a great addition to our cross country team,” Phillips said. “She has been a strong cross country runner all four years of high school, being a state champion as a sophomore and being a strong two miler on the track as well."