Women's Track signs six

Sandy Fowler, the head coach of Alabama women's track and field team, announced that the Crimson Tide inked six athletes to national letters of intent during the spring signing period.

"We have put together a really standout group of athletes and one that really answers the needs within our program," Fowler said of her latest group of signees. "As a coaching staff we dedicated ourselves to going out and finding the best possible fit for team next season and we did just that."

Jill Bryant is a native of Scottsboro, Ala. attending Scottsboro High School. She is the 2003 Alabama State 5A High School Champion in the 800m and 1600m runs and runner-up in the 3200m. She holds the state 5A record in the mile and she has earned Scottsboro's Golden Spike Award the last four seasons. She has led Scottsboro to several 5A cross country and track and field team championships. The daughter of Larry and Dyan Bryant, she is coached by John Esslinger.

Meg Carnes comes to the Tide from NW Whitfield High School in Dalton, Ga. The Daily Citizen named her "Runner of the Year" as a junior and she set a school record in the mile as a senior. She also played basketball and softball in high school. Carnes started cross country as a junior and finished fourth in the state that season and was named All-Area by the Chattanooga Times Free Press. The daughter of Tony and Myra Carnes, she is coached by Mike Durham and Rich Taylor.

Kendall Clifford is a three-year track and field MVP at Martin County High School. The Stuart, Fla. native is a hurdler and long jumper. She holds the school record in the 100-meter, 300m and long jump. In addition to track and field, she also played varsity soccer, leading her squad to the region semi-finals. The daughter of Chris and Jody Clifford, she is coached by Bruce Wells and James Franke at Martin County and Jerome Groover at Palm Beach Lakes Express track and field club.

Tara Enebak signed with the Crimson Tide out of Auburn, Alabama and Auburn High School. A cross country and distance runner, Enebak has won four 6-A state titles, including the 2003 cross country title and the 3200m title. As a junior she won the 3200m and 1600m state titles. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the English and Spanish Honor Societies and the editor of the school paper. The daughter of Scott and Debbie Enebak, she is coached by Dan Norton and Amanda Wright.

Elizabeth Wancowicz holds the Alabama 6-A State High School record in the 800m and 1600m runs. A four-time state champion with three 800m and one 1600m titles, Wancowicz also earned three All-State honors in cross country. A native of Mobile, Ala., she attends McGill-Toolen High School. A member of the National Honor Society, Wancowicz is the editor of the school year book. The daughter of David and Barbara Wancowicz, she is coached by Angelo Harris III.

Rachel Wilson signs with Alabama out of Savannah, Ga. and Groves High School. A mutli-event athlete, Wilson is currently ranked No. 1 in the state of Georgia in the 100m hurdles and the 300m hurdles. Wilson is also a stand out in the 100 and 200m dashes. The daughter of Richard and Tina Wilson, she is coached by Lorenzo Wilson.


BamaMag Top Stories