Cross country adds three recruits late

Sitting (L to R): Colleen, Colin, and Todd Shreve. Standing: John Sporer.
Colin Shreve, pictured sitting in center, is one of three late recruits who will join Southwestern's cross country program this fall. He is pictured here with his parents Colleen and Todd Shreve, and his high school coach, John Sporer (standing).

Southwestern Community College Head Cross Country Coach Trey Bruton recently announced the signing of three student-athletes to the Spartans' 2018-19 cross country program.

The three signees include Dover High School graduate Colin Shreve, of Dover, PA; Hannah Thompson, Bethlehem Academy in Faribault, MN; and Nodaway Valley High School’s Jaida Claussen, of Greenfield.

Shreve adds to the longer than usual list of out-of-state signees.

“We are very lucky this year to have such a large group of out-of-state athletes," Bruton said. "They have added a lot of talent and depth to our program and are going to make us much better this season. We are excited to have them join our program and this school.”

Shreve, who will be a member of the men’s squad, has a 5k personal record of 17:15 and personal records of 10:10 in the 3200 and 4:38 in the 1600.

“I can tell Colin is a really hard worker based on his involvement in other things and multiple sports," stated Bruton. "He will also be a part of our music department while he is here.”

Thompson is a returning music student at Southwestern.

“Hannah is a welcome addition to the program after only being involved in choir and the music department last year," stated Bruton. "She increases our roster numbers and helps us find some more depth.”

Claussen is an incoming freshman coming from Greenfield, which is a short distance from Creston.

“I’m so excited to have another Nodaway Valley athlete on the team," remarked Bruton. "They know what hard work is and I don’t expect any different from Jaida. She has a ton of potential for improvement and I look forward to seeing her progress throughout the season.”