No. 13 Women's Track & Field signs five to National Letters of Intent
Feb. 11, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Women's Track & Field interim head coach Rose Brimmer has announced the signing of five student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2013-14 season. All five signees are Texas natives.
The 2013 class includes four cross country/distances specialists in Katie Ruhala (Lucas, Texas), Rachel St. Martin (Tomball, Texas), Lauren Fritz (Cypress, Texas) and Lexie Hood (Dallas, Texas), as well as jumps specialist Pamela Uchebo (Lubbock, Texas).
Ruhala is a two-time All-State First Team honoree (2009 and 2011) and was named to the All-State Second Team in 2012 as a member of Lovejoy High School's track & field and cross country teams. She won the 2012 UIL District 13-4A cross country meet, secured second place at the Region II championship meet with a personal best time of 18:11.80 and placed ninth at the 4A state championships. At the 2012 UIL Track & Field championship, Ruhala earned fifth in the 1,600-meter run and seventh in the 3,200-meter run.
St. Martin attends Tomball High School and was a member of the 2012 All-State First Team for cross country. She finished first in the 2012 UIL Region III cross country championship meet before advancing to the Class 4A Cross Country Championships, where she placed seventh.
Fritz attends Cypress Fair High School and is a three-time member of the All-State team (2009-11). She placed first at the 2012 UIL District 17-5A cross country meet before placing second at the Region III championships, advancing to the 5A state championship meet.
Hood attends Hockaday School and is a middle- and long-distance specialist. At the 2012 Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) North Zone meet, she won the 800 meters with a time of 2:24.21, as well as the 1600 meters with a time of 5:26.62. She was also a member of the first place 4x800 meter relay.
Uchebo, who attends Lubbock High School, won the 2012 UIL District 2-5A meet in long jump with a season-best distance of 18 feet and 2.5 inches. She was also district champion in the triple jump, advancing to the Region I championship meet where she took second, and the 5A state championship meet, where she finished seventh.
2013-14 Texas Women's Track & Field Recruiting Class