PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College track and field teams announced the early signing of two student-athletes for their 2016 recruiting class Wednesday (Nov. 18).
Johanna Möller and Hailey Nielsen will join the Storm next fall.
"These two young ladies are well-rounded student-athletes, and we're very happy that they're going to be part of the Storm track and field family," said Storm Head Coach Grant Lofdahl. "Both Hailey and Johanna will make us better as soon as they set foot on campus next August."
Möller joins the Storm from Bochum, Germany while Nielson joins the Storm from Jonesville, Michigan
Bochum, Germany/TV Wattenscheid Track Club
Personal Records: 100-meter hurdles – 14.66, 60-meter hurdles – 9.03, 100m dash – 13.16, Long Jump – 4.96 meters, Shot Put – 9.94 meters
Coach Lofdahl: "We're very optimistic about Johanna and what she'll bring to our team. She's an accomplished high hurdler and should contribute right away in the hurdles, but long-term we feel that her greatest potential may be in the multi-events. She has a solid work ethic and a good attitude, and will add to our program in a variety of ways."
Coach Stam: "Johanna is a well-rounded athlete, whose experience in the multi-events will prove a huge asset to this program. Her specialization in the 100m hurdles is a valuable addition, as we seek to build up the hurdle event group."
Jonesville, Michigan/Jonesville HS
Personal Records: Long Jump – 17-10 ¾, High Jump – 5-4, 400-meter dash – 58.64, 200-meter dash – 26.75
Seven-time Division III All-State Athlete
Will compete in volleyball as well at Lake Erie
Coach Lofdahl: "We believe that Hailey's potential is through the roof. She's had success in every event that she's attempted, and she's got tremendous athletic ability. She is a potential national qualifier in both long and high jump, and she'll be a great asset to the team in the 400 and relays as well."
"Hailey's natural speed and power has carried her to success on both the track and in the field. Her affinity for the long and high jump events will make her an immediate contributor to the program, and her experience in the longer sprints makes her a great contender in both open and relay events."