With 35 athletes from five different states coming to Louisburg in the fall Coach Josh Hayman and the
Louisburg Cross Country program have brought in the largest freshman class in program history.
"I'm very excited about this recruiting class" said Coach Hayman "we have a lot of local talent, and we
were also able to scoop up some high-level athletes from neighboring states. I expect us to compete at
the national level and this is the type of class that you need to be able to do that. It's our second year
with a track program and you can see the excitement building on both the Men's and Women's side.
High school recruits are starting to recognize that we can help develop them into solid student athletes
and get them prepared for the NCAA level both academically and athletically. We're starting to see them
buy into our school and you can see the momentum building with how many athletes decided to come
to our program"
Highlighting this year's class are:
Tayshaun Chisholm, Dover High School, Dover DE: A 10 time Delaware State Champion in 200 meter
dash as well as the 110 and 300 Meter Hurdles. Tayshaun also came Second at the 2017 AAU Club
National Championships and the AAU Junior Olympic Games as well Third at the 2017 New Balance
Outdoor National Championships.
Albert Norman, Sussex Central High School, Georgetown DE: Finished the 2017 season on the podium in
the 3200 and top 10 in cross country at the Delaware State Championships. Albert is a two time
member of the All-State team of Delaware in Cross Country.
Andrew Inman- Forstview High School, Gastonia NC: Was a member of the NCHSAA All-State team in
both Cross Country and Track in the 17-18 season coming in 6 th in the 3200. Also won the NCHSAA W 3A
West Region in the 3200.
Walker Hirsch – Satellite High School, Satellite Beach FL: Was a member of the FHSAA All-State team in
both Cross Country and Track and field in the 17-18 season. Came in 6 th at the FHSAA Outdoor State
Championships in the 3200.
Aveon Reid – Forstview High School, Gastonia NC: Was a 2 time NCHSAA State Champion in the 55 and
110 hurdles. Was also a member of the NCHSAA All-State team in 2017.
Benjamin Baxter-Platinum Sports Academy, Franklinton NC: A local talent from Franklinton, Benajmin
was the 2017 Powerade State Games winner in the 3000. Also placed 4 th at the 2015 AAU Junior
Olympics and was on the NCHSAA All-State Cross Country Team for the 2015 season.
Ashely Pierce- Glasgow High School, Newark DE: A 4 time Delaware State Champion in the 200 and 400
meters. Also ran at New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 2017 placing 29 th in the 400 Meter race.
Halei Ward- Ayden-Grifton High School, Ayden NC: A 6 time member of the NCHSAA 2A All-State Track
Team. Halei was also the 2018 NCHSAA East Region Champion in both the mile and two-mile events.
Tamiayah Megginson- Heritage High School, Lynchburg VA: The 2018 VHSL West Region Champion in
the Long Jump and 200 meters. Tamaiayah also came 4 th at the New Balance Indoor national
Tierra Matthews- Glasgow High School, Newark DE: Won the Delaware State indoor Track
championships 400 meter Race in 2018. Also made the podium at the State championships in the 300
Other members include:
The Louisburg Men came 10 th in the nation in Cross Country 21 st in Indoor Track and 26 th in Outdoor
Track and are led by All Americans Kyle Hinson, Zach Boyers
The Louisburg Women are coming off a successful 2017-18 campaign and are led by National Qualifier
Chancey Gunnell, and Hailey Euler
Louisburg begins their cross-country season August 31 st at Appalachian State
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