Wayne Norton adds six athletes to the Georgia track and field stable


Last spring, Georgia’s track and field men and women recorded the best combined finish in program history thanks to three individual national champions. Georgia head track coach Wayne Norton built on last year’s success by adding six members to the Georgia track and field teams during the spring signing period.

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Camille Fahrnbauer, Gleneve Grange, Aliyah Johnson, Kayla Smith and Mary Terry have signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Lady Bulldogs.  The Georgia men have added Jeramey Hampton to their roster.

“We signed a good group of women field event athletes, which adds to areas in which we are already fairly strong so this group will have very good role models upon their arrival, ” said Bulldog head coach to Georgiadogs.com.  “The talent level and work ethic of our veterans should motivate the newcomers.”

Norton is pleased with his single men’s signee. “Getting the top middle distance runner from the state of Georgia was somewhat of a priority for us since last year when our coaches saw him run a couple of times,” Norton said.

Georgia 2015 track and field signees:

High Jumper Camille Fahrnbauer of Canton, Ga. (Creekview) swept the 2014 GHSA 5A and Region 7-AAAAA state high jump, was 12th at the 2014 New Balance Indoor Nationals and took 22nd at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals. She was AAU Area 8 National Qualifier champion and AAU Georgia District Qualifier champion.

Thrower Gleneve Grange of Kingston, Jamaica finds her way to Athens through New Mexico Junior College/Holmwood Technical. She set the National Junior Record and Penn Relays championship record in the discus in 2013 while competing for Holmwood , was named the Individual Events Athlete of the Meet at the Penn Relays and earned Second Team All-American honors in the discus. Aunt, Olivia Grange, is the former Minister of Sports for Jamaica.

Multi-Events competitor Aliyah Johnson of Brisbane, Australia is the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic champion in the 100-meter hurdles, long jump and Swedish Relay, qualified for the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships in the 100 hurdles, triple jump, long jump and heptathlon, finished fourth in the heptathlon with an Australian Youth record and placed 12th in the triple jump at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships.

Pole Vaulter and High Jumper Kayla Smith of Indianapolis, Indiana won the 2014 IHSAA indoor and outdoor state pole vault titles, finished fifth in state in the high jump , and won the pole vault indoors at the HSR Finals with a mark of 12-6 while also tying for third in the high.

High Jumper Mary Terry competed at North Oconee High School, winning the 2014 GHSA AAA high jump title with a 5 foot, 6 inch clearance, placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdles and seventh in the 300 hurdles at the state meet, finished 22nd at the 2014 New Balance Outdoor Nationals and second at the 2014 USATF Junior Olympic National Championships in a jump-off.

Middle Distance runner Jeramey Hampton of Suwanee, GA won the 2014 GHSA AAAAAA state title in the 800-meter run, placed third in the 400, won the 800 at the Golden South Classic and Mobile Challenge of Champions Invite and captured the AAU national club title in the 800.