OGDEN -- Weber State men's track and field coach Dan Walker recently announced the signing of 16 athletes to join the WSU program, including 11 from Utah.
The Wildcats have signed Jamal Boma, Ryan Carlson, Marcus Daley, Bren Durfee, Seth Fortin, Tyson Green, Anthony Gregory, Adam Lewis, Preston Johnson, Tyler Kendell, Joe Maloney, Mika Mason, Mitch Mordaunt, Christian Weidle and Andrew Whetten to join WSU for the 2013-14 school year.
"We had 10 athletes graduate last year and several others leave on (LDS Church) missions so we had lots of spots to fill," Walker said. "We feel this signing class will help fill those vacancies."
Boma graduated from Cyprus High School but is originally from Africa. He is currently attending Iowa Central Junior College and was a junior college All-American in cross country. He posted a career best time of 14:35 in the 5,000 meters and 30:20 in the 10,000 meters.
Carlson comes to Weber State from Twin Fall High School. Carlson will compete in the high jump and decathlon at Weber State. He has a career best high jump of 6-8.
Daley joins the Wildcat program from Davis High School. He has career best marks of 6-7 in the high jump and 23-7 in the long jump. He plans to serve an LDS Church mission prior to attending Weber State.
Durfee comes from Grantsville High School. Durfee has posted career best times of 49.62 in the 400 meters and 22.71 in the 200 meters. He also plans to serve a mission prior to enrolling at Weber State. He is the brother of current WSU athlete Dustin Durfee.
Fortin is a sprinter who joins the Wildcats out of Davis High School. He has posted career best times of 10.80 in the 100 meters and 21.80 in the 200 meters.
Green is a distance runner who comes from American Fork High School and earned all-state honors in cross country. He has run the 1,600 meters in a time of 4:23 and the 3,200 meters in a time of 9:27. He plans to serve and LDS Church mission prior to attending WSU.
Anthony Gregory is a graduate of Roy High School and will come to WSU as a high jumper. Gregory is the RHS record holder with a mark of 6-10, breaking the school record of former Weber State athlete Doug Fullmer, who became a seven-foot high jumper at WSU.
Lewis is joining the WSU track and field program and the football program. He is a native of Meridian, Idaho, and graduated from Rocky Mountain High School. He is the Idaho state champion in the discus and has a career best mark of 180-5 in the discus, and a mark of 54-3 in the shot put. Lewis will be a freshman with the Wildcat football team this fall and will join the track and field team in December.
Johnson comes to WSU from Davis High School, one of three Davis Darts signed by the 'Cats. Johnson earned all-state honors in cross country as a junior and on the track he has posted career best times of 4:19 in the 1,600 meters and 9:28 in the 3,200 meters.
Kendell is a graduate of Layton High School and has posted a career best mark of 6-0 in the high jump. He also had a time of 14.92 in the 110-meter hurdles and 41.36 in the 300-meter hurdles.
Maloney joins the Wildcats from Durango, Colo., where he graduated from Durango High School. He was the 4A state champion in the 800 meters, posting a time of 1:54.61. He also placed in the mile at the state meet with a time of 4:18.
Mason joins the program from Richfield High School. He was a two-time state champion in the 400 meters and has posted a career best time of 49.42 in the event.
Mitchell comes to Weber State from San Juan High School and was a three-time state champion in the 110-meter hurdles. He posted a career best time of 14.53 in the event, which is a state record.
Morduant comes to Weber State from Weber High School. He was a two-time state champion in the 300-meter hurdles, with a career best time of 38.48. He has a personal best time of 14.76 in the 110-meter hurdles.
Weidle is transferring from Dixie State College where he played football. He is a native of Salt Lake
City and graduated from Judge Memorial High School. In high school he won the state title in the 200 meters with a time of 21.81 and has posted a career-best time of 10.87 in the 100 meters.
Whetten comes to Weber State from Atlanta and attended high school in San Antonio, Texas. He is a middle distance runner with a career-best time of 1:54.84 in the 800 meters. His father Robert was a distance runner at Weber State.