Rams add four to 2014 signing class

Nick Meihaus

Nick Meihaus

March 27, 2014

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Not yet finished with next year's roster, Head Coach Brian Bedard announced four more additions to the Colorado State track & field team on Thursday.

The Rams added Lindsey Kroboth (multis), Devan Foster (middle distance), Nick Meihaus (jumps) and Byron Jones (distance).

Kroboth, multi-event athlete, is Thompson Valley High School's record holder in the 100 meters with a best time of 12.48 seconds, which would top the Rams' best performance from the 2013 outdoor season. She holds a personal best of 5 feet, 5.25 inches in the high jump, an event in which she won at the Colorado State 5A Championships in 2012.

"Lindsey is an amazing student athlete," commented multi-events coach Tim Cawley. "Combine that with her speed, athleticism and tenacity, I think she will do great things for the Rams. Lindsey has a confident personality and look forward to working with her."

Foster will be the 10th addition next season to an already deep distance and cross country crew. A native of Littleton, Colo., she won the title in both the 800- and 1,600-meter run at the Colorado State 5A Championships in 2012, and was runner-up in the 800 in 2013. She is Arapahoe High School's record holder in the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 3,200-meter relay, and was a Centennial League champion in the 1,600 meters in 2012 and the 800 meters in 2011.

"Devan Foster is among the fastest middle distance runners in Colorado and ranked as high as 47th nationally in the outdoor 800-meter run," said distance coach Art Siemers. "Her high school altitude times would place her among the top in the Mountain West Conference. Her double win at the state meet sophomore year shows she has the toughness and mentality we are looking for in a Ram student-athlete." 

Meihaus joins the Rams from Pueblo, Colo. He was runner up in 4A Colorado State high jump, and held the second-highest jump in the state across all classifications. A student from Pueblo South High School, he took sixth in pole vault at state, and was the city and league champion in both the pole vault and high jump. Meihaus is the high jump school record holder at 6 feet, 8.5 inches. He placed second in the pole vault and fifth in the high jump at the 2014 Simplot Games, which is a premier national indoor high school meet.

"Nick is a great student athlete who can come in and help us in the vertical jumps right away," Cawley said. "He is very talented and we look forward to working with him next year."

Jones comes to Colorado State as a graduate transfer from Columbia University. He will have one year of eligibility remaining in cross country and outdoor track next season. The Westborough, Mass., native was an NCAA East National Qualifier in the 1,500 meters after placing fourth at the outdoor Ivy League Championships in the same event. He took eighth at the 2013 indoor Ivy League Championships in the 1,000-meter run, and finished 21st overall in the conference cross country championships in 2012.

"As an Ivy League scorer and NCAA First Round National Qualifier, Byron brings the experience needed to be an immediate impact athlete for our program," said Siemers. "He should be a top five scorer in cross country and help us get back to the national championships."

The addition of Kroboth, Foster, Meihaus and Jones brings the total number of incoming Rams to 17. All of the signees will join the team in the fall of 2014.


 

 

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