Florida Tech Womens Track & Field Program Add Three Key Additions To 2016 Team
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech Sports // June 10, 2016
Former Rockledge Raider Among Signees
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA –The Florida Tech womens track & field program is excited to welcome three more members to its 2016 signing class, announced by head coach Jason Munsch on Thursday.
The new additions, Jamey Kogan, Kylee Cobbs-Marcus and Cieanna Nichols, all signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Panthers’ roster for the 2017 season.
“I am very pleased about the addition of these three talented young women to our team,” stated Munsch.
“We were in need of female sprinters and throwers and have filled that void with this solid recruiting class.”
“I am excited about the future of our women’s team and look forward to seeing the immediate impact these fine young ladies will make on our program,” said Munsch.
Kogan, a native of Sierra Vista, Arizona, comes to FIT following an impressive scholastic career at Buena High School. A field athlete, Kogan holds personal best marks of 119-1 in the discus, 133-9 in the hammer throw and 32-9 in the shot put.
A two-time USA Track & Field Junior Olympic National Championship Qualifier (2014-15) in the hammer throw, she finished as high as 10th in the 2015 competition. Kogan was also a two-time qualifier for the Arizona State Track & Field Championships, making her first appearance in 2015 in the discus, and then in the shot put in 2016.
Kogan took runner-up in the discus at the 2016 Southern Arizona Championships. She plans to study biology/premed at Florida Tech.
“Jamey is a versatile thrower with experience in the shot put, discus and hammer,” Munsch added.
“I believe she will make an immediate impact for us at the conference level and has the potential to place in multiple throws.”
A local product of the Space Coast, Cobbs-Marcus is a highly decorated track athlete from Rockledge High School in Rockledge, Florida. She holds personal bests of 7.10s in the 55m dash, 7.77s in the 60m dash, 11.72s in 100m dash, 25.09s in the 200m dash and 16-8.5 in the long jump.
Cobbs-Marcus was a three-time regional champion in the 100m dash (2014-16) and qualified for the state championships all four years of high school. She captured a total of six medals at the FHSAA 2A State Championships, including two titles in the 4x100m relay (2014-15), two bronze in the 100m dash (2015-16), a fifth-place finish in the 100m dash (2014) and a seventh-place result in the 200m dash (2014).
Cobbs-Marcus and her Rockledge girls’ team posted consecutive runner-up finishes (2015-16) at the 2A State Championships. She will major in biomedical engineering at Florida Tech.
Nichols joins the Panthers after a great career at East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida. She posted personal best numbers of 12.03s in the 100m dash, 25.02s in the 200m dash, 57.09s in the 400m dash, 17-9.5 in the long jump and 35-4 in the triple jump.
Nichols was a four-time county champion, winning the 200m dash (2015) and long jump (2015) in addition to consecutive titles in the 400m dash (2015-16). She also earned district championships in the long jump (2015), 100m dash (2015-16), 200m dash (2015-16) and 400m dash (2016).
Nichols made it to the FHSAA 3A State Championships her final three years at East Lake (2014-16), including qualifying in four separate events (100m, 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay) in 2016. She concluded her senior campaign with a fourth-place finish in the 400m dash and a seventh-place result in the 200m dash at the state championships. Nichols plans to earn a degree in psychology at Florida Tech.
“Kylee and Cieanna will add great depth to our sprints and will give us the ability to have some very good relays that I believe could qualify for nationals next year,” said Munsch.
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