Athletics reloads with 2022 Signing Class – Texas A&M Athletics


BRYAN COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A & M’s men’s and women’s track and field teams have signed 12 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to open the 2022 signature phase, head coaches Pat Henry announced.

“This is our first group of signatories. We have signed a great class so far and we are not done yet,” said head coach Pat Henry called. “Right now we feel good in this group. We think we’ve covered some basics, we’ve strengthened our team and we’re also bringing in some talent that will help us right away.”

Elite signers who will contribute to this indoor and outdoor 2022 season include Auhmad Robinson, Bára Sajdoková and Avi ‘Tal Wilson-Perteete. Robinson, a 2021 NCAA First Team All-American, posted the second-fastest 400-yard split of 43.45 in an NCAA championship meeting when he led Stephen F. Austin to a second place, one place ahead of Texas A&M. Despite limited competition in 2021, Sajdoková has a personal best in the high jump of 6-3 / 1.91 m, which would bring her into the national title fight. Wilson-Perteete, a transfer from UNLV, is a four-time NCAA All-American. She was third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships 2019 over 800 m at 2:02:20 a.m. and most recently seventh at the championships in 2021 at 2:02:85 a.m.

Some of the best recruits in the country in the Class of 2022 who traveled to Aggieland for the 2023 season include: Jaiya Covington, Ana De La Garza, Camryn Dickson, DeMarco Escobar, Abbie Hirth, Sanu Jallow, Joy Moorer, Ethan Sanders, and Spencer Werner.

2022 book signing
The signatories are listed alphabetically by last name.

Jaiya Covington – Houston, Texas / Aldine Eisenhower HS

Personal bests: 60m hurdles – 8.74, 100m hurdles – 13.19, 300m hurdles – 43.69

The No. 1 100m hurdler in the 2022 class led the nation with a 2021 season best of 13.19. She also ranks 6th in the Lone Star state over 300m hurdles with 43.69, which is number 24 in the nation. Covington took third place in the 2021 UIL 6A State Championships over 100m hurdles, followed by a win over 100m hurdles at the AAU Juniors Olympic Games. She also won district titles over 100 m hurdles, 300 m hurdles and high jump. Her personal best over 60m hurdles of 8.74 was ranked 5th in Texas in all classes and 26th in the country.

Ana De La Garza – College Station, Texas / College Station HS

Personal bests: shot put – 36-11.5 / 11.26 m, discus – 129-0 / 39.31 m, javelin throw – 129-6 / 39.48 m

As a multi-event thrower, De La Garza ranks 41st in the javelin throw in the nation’s class of 2022 with a personal best of 129-6 / 39.48 m. In the summer of 2021, she participated in the Sunflower State Games in Kansas and finished third with 124-3. She is currently ranked in the top 35 in Texas in both discus (No. 27) and shot put (No. 35). As a junior, De La Garza won the UIL 5A District 19 discus title (115-2) and the shot put title (36-11.5). She reached the top three in seven of the eight discus competitions, including winning four encounters. In the shot put, she placed in the top three in six of seven reported matches. As a freshman, she won both discus and shot put titles at the district meeting. De La Garza will join her older sister Victoria de la Garza and father, Juan de la Garzathe current Aggie trainer throws.

Camryn Dickson – League City, Texas / Clear Brook HS

Personal bests: 100m – 11.41, 200m – 23.28

One of the quickest recruits in the Lone Star state, Dickson chose the Maroon & White over Baylor and Texas. The speedsters from League City took second place in Texas with the season best times over 100 m (11.41) and 200 m (23.28) in the class of 2022. These times were also the second fastest over 200 m and the fourth fastest over 100 m the nation. In the competition for Clear Brook High School, Dickson finished second over 200 m and third over 100 m at the UIL 6A State Track & Field Championships in 2021. In total, she won 21 of 25 races over the 100 m and 200 m m distance and never crossed the finish line outside of the top three in 2021.

DeMarco Escobar – Converse, Texas / Converse Judson HS

Personal bests: 200m – 21.87, 400m – 47.90

Escobar played a major role in Converse Judson’s 4 × 400 relay, which finished fourth at 3:18.57 in the 2021 State Championships, with Escobar tied for 47.95. In the regional races he ran the 4x200m, which finished second with a time of 1: 26.74, and the 4x400m, which won with 3: 18.08. Escobar competed for the Speed ​​City Elite Track Club in AAU. In the 400 meter final of the AAU Junior Olympic Games he finished eighth with a time of 48.25. In the AAU Region 19 Qualifier, the racer took third place over the 400 m with 48.81 m and fourth over the 200 m with 22.35.

Abbie Hirth – Cypress, Texas / Cypress Christian School

Personal bests: high jump – 5-10 / 1.77m

Hirth, one of the best premiere high jumpers in the nation, achieved a best time of 5-10 / 1.77 m in 2021, which was third-best in Texas and sixth-best in the nation. Hirth won eight of the nine high jump competitions registered in 2021, including the AAU Region 19 Qualifier and the TTFCA Meet of Champions. In total, she cleared 5-8 or higher in six competitions, including 5-10 on two occasions. As a newcomer, she took second place at the TAPPS state championship in high jump.

Sanu Jallow – Charlotte, NC / West Mecklenburg HS

Personal bests: 100m – 11.88, 200m – 24.16, 400m – 53.71, 800m – 2: 07.78

Incredible range from the short sprint to the middle distance sprint, Jallow is one of the top recruits in the class of 2022. The senior from West Mecklenburg is already number 4 of all 800m runners in North Carolina. Last season she won the NCHSAA 4A 800m state title at 2: 07.78 and as a second year she won the 4A indoor 500m championship at 3 p.m. During the 2021 season she finished first in four events in North Carolina and in her class the nation’s top 15 over 400 m and 800 m. In particular, her season best over 400 m with 53.71 was second in North Carolina and ranked # 8 in the nation in the class of 2022.

Joy Moorer – Phoenix, Arizona / North Canyon HS

Personal bests: 300m hurdles – 41.69, 400m – 56.61

The nation’s best 300m hurdler comes to Aggieland with a personal best of 41.69, which is No. 1 in the 2022 class in the country. Moore’s personal best over 400m stopped the watch at 56.61, the fourth fastest in its class in Arizona. She set her personal best over 300m hurdles after winning the AIA Division 2 state title and also took the long jump title 19-1. As a junior, she ran over the 300-meter hurdles in under 43 seconds in three of the six reported matches. Her personal best over 100 m hurdles of 14.42 won her silver at the state championships.

Auhmad Robinson – Spring, Texas / Stephen F. Austin

Personal bests: 200m – 20.91, 400m – 45.61

One of the nation’s top transfer 400m runners, Robinson posted the second-fastest split in NCAA meeting history at 43:45 last season when he led Stephen F. Austin to a second 4 × 400 finish. The runner-up will be eligible to start immediately in spring 2022. As a freshman, he received NCAA First Team All-America Honors in the 4x400m and Honorable Mention in the 400m. Robinson posted a personal best of 45.61 over 400 meters and became the eighth fastest qualifier in the NCAA West Regionals. Previously, he led the Lumberjacks 4x400m to a Southland Conference title and a 4x100m title. Individually he won the indoor title of the Southland Conference over 200 m with a time of 21.09.

Bára Sajdoková – Bystrice nad Olsi, Czech Republic

Personal bests: high jump – 6-3 / 1.91m

An elite high jumper with a national title and a personal best of 6-3 / 1.91 m. Sajdoková is expected to contribute immediately to the indoor and outdoor season 2022. In 2020, her personal best was an under-20 world class. She took first place at the 2020 national outdoor championships with a ground clearance of 6-2.75 / 1.90 m and was U-20 national indoor champion in 2020 with a personal best of 6-2 / 1.88 m. Sajdoková won silver at the indoor championships 2020 with a jump of 6-1.25 / 1.86m.

Ethan Sanders – San Antonio, Texas / San Antonio Christian

Personal bests: discus – 176-0 / 54.64 m, shot put – 58-8 / 17.88 m

Sanders won the TAPPS state championship in discus (159-7) and shot put (56-2.25) as a junior. During his 2021 season, he won seven of eight registered discus competitions and five of eight shot put competitions. In the 2022 class, Sanders took 2nd place in the discus throw and 5th place in the shot put in the state of Lone Star. In 2020, he won the AAU Junior Olympics Discus with 161-7 and finished second in the shot put with 52-1.

Spencer Werner – Wilmette, Ill. / Loyola Academy

Personal bests: 1600m – 4: 11.01, 3200m – 9: 11.24

As one of the top Illinois recruits in the 2022 Class, Werner ranks in the state’s top five both over 1,600m and 3,200m. Werner’s personal best of 1,600m of 4: 11.01 is number 2 in the state and number 18 in the country, while his personal best of 3,200m of 9: 11.24 is number 5 in the state of Illinois. As a junior, he finished third in the 3,200m and fourth in 1,600m at the IHSA 3A State Championships. Most recently, he finished second at the IHSA 3A Regional Cross Country Championships before finishing ninth at the sectional tournament.

Avi’Tal Wilson-Perteete – Oakland, California / UNLV

Personal bests: 400m – 53.34, 800m – 2: 01.14

Wilson-Perteete, a seasoned veteran expected to score on the national stage, has four NCAA All-America awards on her resume. Most recently she finished seventh at the NCAA Outdoor Athletics Championships in 2021 over 800 m with 2: 02.85. In 2019, the middle-distance sprinter was third at the 2019 NCAA Outdoor Athletics Championships over 800 m (2: 02.20). The Oakland, California product holds a personal best of 800 meters of 2: 01.14, the fourth fastest time in qualifying for NCAA West 2018 in 2018. She has a total of five Mountain West titles in her trophy case, including four 800m. Title and one as a member of the indoor 4x400m relay 2018.

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