CSU Track & Field announces last two 2013 recruits

Feb. 13, 2013

By Nate Lake
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State track & field team announced their last two signings to the 2013 recruiting class Wednesday. The team adds Monet Jackson, a transfer student, to its already impressive core of women’s throwers.  Also joining the recruiting class is McKenna Spillar, a local recruit who will run alongside Kaitlin Hanenburg and company as part of the women’s distance crew. The signings of Jackson and Spillar push the total number of 2013 recruits to 16, seven more than the recruiting class of 2012.

The two athletes signed, along with their previous schools and hometowns:
Monet Jackson, Johnson County Community College; Blue Springs, Mo.
McKenna Spillar, Dakota Ridge High School; Littleton, Colo.

Monet Jackson: Jackson is a transfer from Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan., and a native of Blue Springs, Mo. She attended Blue Springs High School.

She won the 2011 4A state championship in the shot put while attending Blue Springs High School, posting a mark of 43 feet, 7.25 inches. She was also a 2011 district and sectional champion in the shot put.

“Monet is a great fit for the team. She has a high energy personality and has a desire to be the best she can be. She is excited to move to the next level and compete in a Division I atmosphere. Phil Groves at JCCC has done a great job building a foundation with her technique and I will do my best to build off of what he has started with Mo,” said Colorado State head track & field coach Brian Bedard.

McKenna Spillar: Spillar is another local recruit for the distance squad. A Colorado state champion in the 3,200-meter run, Spillar brings her talents from Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton, Colo.

She also finished in seventh place at the 2012 Colorado State Cross Country Championships and holds a personal record of 11:00.85 in the 3,200-meter run.

“In winning the 5A Colorado state 3200-meter run, McKenna showed the determination and courage that we are looking for in CSU athletes,” said Colorado State distance coach Art Siemers.