Wayne State track and field coach Marlon Brink announced the signings of Isaac De Los Santos from Scottsbluff and Nathan Hiemer of Columbus during the NCAA early signing period.
De Los Santos will compete as a thrower for the Wildcat track and field team in 2017-18 while Hiemer will run in cross country and track and field for the Wildcats.
“We are pleased to have a couple of early signings to get the recruiting process started,” said Brink, adding that more athletes will be signed during the regular signing period that comes next April.
De Los Santos is a three-year starter in football and track and field at Scottsbluff High School. In football, he was an All-Region honorable mention selection two years and in track and field scored the third most points for Scottsbluff last year as a junior while qualifying for the Best of the West track meet as a sophomore and junior. His top shot put mark as a junior was 50 feet, 9 inches.
“Isaac has a lot of potential to contribute to our team right away,” said Brink. “He is a strong, explosive athlete who has a true passion to be a great thrower. I’m excited to see what he can do working with Coach Suckstorf and our throwers at Wayne State.”
Hiemer is a four-year letter winner and starter in cross country and track and field at Columbus Scotus High School. He is a two-year state cross country qualifier and helped the Shamrocks to a third place finish at the Class C State Meet this fall where he placed 26th overall as an individual with a time of 18:13. His fastest 5,000-meter time in cross country is 17:32.
“Nathan comes from a program where they have had much success as a team,” commented Brink. “His high school success will help him to continue to improve at the college level as a cross country and distance runner. He will be part of the nucleus of a young men’s distance squad that will be looking to make improvements this next year for Wayne State.”