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Men's Track & Field - Tue, Jun. 27, 2017

Williamsburg, KY – University of the Cumberlands Head Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Randy Greer has announced the signing of 18 new student-athletics as part of the 2017 class.  The class features five distance/mid-distance runners, four sprinter, eight field athletes and one multi, which will be training for the decathlon.

"I am really excited about this incoming guys class. We are adding some very talented runners that will make an impact on both the conference and national level," said Coach Greer. "On the track side we have a very diverse group coming in. We will better at nearly every event area and will have much more depth than last year."

The men's cross country team is coming off a solid year, which included a third-place finish at the Mid-South Conference Championships and had two men qualify for NAIA Nationals. The track team had two individual qualifiers for both indoor and outdoor championships. UC also earned two All-Americans honors last season.

Here is the 2017 recruiting class for the University of the Cumberlands men's cross country and track & field teams:

Distance/Middle Distance:

  • Nicolas Grandperrin (Besancon, France/Lycee Jules Haag University)

  • Raleigh Boulware (Elizabethtown, KY/John Hardin High School)

  • Spencer Lawson (Rockholds, KY/Whitley County High School)

  • Tyler Lawson (Williamsburg, KY/Whitley County High School)

  • Jose Villegas (Riverside, CA/Riverside Community College)


  • Emmanuel Shabazz (Lancaster, TX/Southwest Christian Community College)

  • Demarius Smith (Lilburn, GA/Parkview High School)

  • Curtis Davenport (Whitesburg, GA/Central High School)

  • John White (Fisty, KY/Homeschooled)


  • Evan Grooms (Greeneville, TN/Greenville High School)

  • Andrew Storch (Moore, SC/Dorman High School)


  • Jayce Shaffer (Lawrenceville, GA/Archer High School)

  • Anthony Dobbins (Alton, IL/Alton High School)

  • Matt Melendy (Spring Hill, TN/Summit High School)

  • Michael Ackerman (Beattyville, KY/Lee County High School)

Pole Vault:

  • Sam Martin (Versailles, KY/Woodford County High School)

  • Dylan Hopkins (Somerset, KY/Pulaski County High School)


  • Thomas Crawford (Weiser, ID/Southwestern Oregon Community College)

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