CROSS COUNTRY

Emily Alvarez-Hamilton

Height: 5’10”

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

High School: Harding Fine Arts Academy

Major: Criminology

Accomplishments

Emily was a member of the National Honor Society and the Student Council during her time at Harding.  She was also captain of the basketball team as well.

Personal Information

Emily is the daughter of Katy Hamilton and Aaron Alvarez.  She would like to thank her basketball coach Ms. Sturm for helping her be successful.  “She really helped push me to be a great athlete.”

 

Why Cottey?

“I chose Cottey because I believe I could really succeed and accomplish everything I have planned.  Plus the environment is amazing and everyone there is so kind.  ”

Deanndria Shields

Height: 5’1”

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Jacksonville, Oregon

High School: South Medford High School

Major: Education

Accomplishments

Deanndria has been excited to continually improve her personal record times each year and looks for even more at Cottey.

 

Personal Information

Deanndria is the daughter of Amber and Richard Shields and would like to thank her high school coach, Josh Wallace.  “He pushed me to do better and to be successful in school and on my runs.”

 

Why Cottey?

“To continue my education and to continue running.”

 

Janamay Carothers

Height: 5’2”

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Grove, Oklahoma

High School: Grove High School

Major: Secondary Education

Accomplishments

Janamay has been focused on achieving better times each year at Grove High School and is looking forward to helping the Comets succeed in 2019.

Personal Information

Janamay is the daughter of Angela and Brian Carothers and would like to thank her may coaches through the years that have helped her achieve her dream of running in college.

Why Cottey?

“When I toured the campus I completely fell in love.  It felt like home and I just knew I had to go to Cottey.”

Cheyanne Porter

Height: 5’0”

Year: Junior

Hometown: Timpson, Texas

High School/College: Timpson High School / Jacksonville College transfer

Major: Biology

 

Accomplishments

Cheyanne is a Junior College transfer from Jacksonville College in Texas where she was a two time NJCAA National Qualifier!

 

Personal Information

Cheyanne is the daughter of Amanda and Wade Angelo and would like to thank her high school coach for her cross country success.

 

Why Cottey?

“I chose Cottey because women’s independence is important to me”

Karina Gchachu

Height: 5’5”

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Rio Rancho, New Mexico

High School: V. Sue Cleveland High School

Major: Sports Medicine

Accomplishments

Karina was a very successful basketball player and cross country runner at V. Sue Cleveland High School.

 

Personal Information

Karina is the daughter of Celeste and Vincent Gchachu and would like to thank her family for always pushing her to be at her best.

 

Why Cottey?

“To continue running and to receive an athletic scholarship.”

Martina Ramirez

Height: 5’5”

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, Texas

High School: Mt. Pleasant High School

Major: Criminology

Accomplishments

Martina was in the top 10% and was a huge contributor on Mt. Pleasant’s District Championship teams in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

 

Personal Information

Martina is the daughter of Tina Hicks and Santiago Ramirez and gives Coach Trickey much of the credit for her success.

 

Why Cottey?

“To continue my education and because I received an athletic scholarship.”

Ella Page

Height: 5’6”

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Byron, Minnesota

High School: Byron High School

Major: Business

Accomplishments

Ella was incredibly involved at Byron High School.  She was a 2019 LINK leader, a member of the innovation club, and  a member of both the student council and SAAD for two years.  She received her varsity soccer letter for 3 years and received her varsity letter for track twice.  She received the Track New-Comer Award and was even named the 2019 captain of her track team her senior year while leading them to compete in the 800 and 4×800 in the 2019 True Team State meet. 

Personal Information

Ella is the daughter of Rachel and Joey Page and would like to thank her mom and dad for her success.  “My mom and dad have been my biggest supporters.  Both of them have pushed me above my limits which have helped me become the person I am today.  I plan to make them proud.”

Why Cottey?

“My mom pushed for Cottey hard.  She is an alumna and wanted me to have the same experience as her.”

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