FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas Razorback women's track and field head coach Lance Harter has announced the addition of another talented student-athlete for the 2009-10 season.
"Our recruiting class for 2009-10 is one of our best ever," Harter said. "We have found some young ladies with real potential. Regina George has volumes of talent and can become an All-American in her choice of events. She adds more depth to our sprints and middle distance crew and she has some great talent in the 800 meters. We may also use her in the high jump because, with a personal best of 5-10, she could score some points at the SEC level."
Regina George is a native of Chicago, Ill. and is a graduate of St. Gregory High School. She holds personal bests of 25.08 in the 200 meters, 55.69 in the 400 meters, 2:10 in the 800 meters and 5-10 in the high jump. While competing for the Razorbacks, George will likely concentrate on the 800 meters with the potential to run on the relays.
She was the 2009 Illinois State Champion at 200 meters (25.08), the runner-up in the 400 meters (55.69) and finished third in the high jump (5-5).
George joins Makeba Alcide (St. Lucia; multis), Alyssa Allison (Festus, Mo.; distance), Edina Brooks (Spring, Texas; sprints), Stephanie Brown (Downs, Ill.; middle distance), Katelin Cherry (Oklahoma City, Okla.; distance), Gwendolyn Flowers (Lakewood, Calif.; sprints), Paige Johnston (Midlothian, Va.; middle distance), Shantel Thompson (St. Thomas, Jamaica; jumps) and Keri Wood (College Station, Texas; distance) as the new members of the women's track and field team for 2009-10.