Friday, March 20, 2009

Three area athletes sign with Catawba

Cross country seniors Jonathan Cooley (Lake Norman High) and Jarrett Jackson (Hopewell) signed with Catawba.

Cooley was a two-time team most valuable runner. He was all-conference last season, twice all-North Piedmont 3A and set the team record in the 5-kilometer race (16 minutes, 57 seconds).

Jackson was named Hopewell’s most improved runner last season. He helped the Titans to the ME-CA 7 4A title as a junior.

East Rowan girls’ tennis player Emilee Smith, the Mustangs’ No. 1 singles player the past two seasons, also signed with Catawba.

Smith was all-North Piedmont 3A twice, and all-Rowan County three times.

- Cliff Mehrtens


Anonymous said...

Another athlete to watch is first baseman/pitcher Steven Pfeiffer from North Mecklenburg who also signed with Catawba. Could provide a nice surprise for Catawba baseball next year.