WSSU Track And Field Signs Jessica Peaks To National Letter Of Intent

Winston-Salem, NC - Winston-Salem State University track and field coaches have announced today that they have signed four student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to attend WSSU.  All four signees are expected to step in and contribute immediately to the forthcoming success that is expected of the fledgling program.


The WSSU track and field and cross country teams have already achieved astounding success in only four short months at WSSU they saw freshman runner Irene Jeptolo run to a 59th place finish at the recent NCAA Division II cross country championships in Pomona, CA.  Jeptolo captured a CIAA runner-up crown and a Southeast Regional championship en route to her national finish, a finish that caps the most successful individual performance in WSSU cross country history.


Signing letters of intent during the early signing period were the following student athletes:


Seidah El Amin (Statesville, H.S.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend WSSU and she will immediately step in and help the WSSU women's jumpers.  She was the 2005 3-A State high jump champion and is a three sport athlete who played volleyball, basketball and ran track and field.  Amin's mother is a WSSU alumnus and was integral in helping to bring Seidah to WSSU. 


Rounding out the women's early signees is Christina Carter (Frederick Douglass H.S./Upper Marlboro, MD).  Carter, who attended Riverdale H.S., a private, powerhouse school known for its stellar track and field talent prior to this season, will immediately add to the talent of the WSSU women's track and field programs. 


"Christina will fit very well into our program.  She is exactly what we were looking for as we build our program.  She is a 5'7" sprinter with personal records of 12.1 (100m), 24.9 (200m) and 58.0 (400m)." coaches said.


On the men's side of things, WSSU has signed a pair of stellar athletes as they have signed Sadat Kahin and Cameron Westbrook.


Kahin who hails from Tampa, FL (Wharton High School) ran a 1:56 in the 800 meters last season before injuring his back prior to the Florida state championships.  He is also a member of Wharton's cross-country team where he and his team placed fifth in the state of Florida (3A) at the cross-country championships.  He has also turned in a personal best of 48.3 in the 400 meters.


"Sadat will be one of our top recruits.  He will compete in middle-distance events, the 4x 400, and will be a stellar addition to our cross-country team.


Westbrook who is finishing up his senior season at Southeast Raleigh High School in Raleigh, NC was the 2005 State of North Carolina 4-A runner-up in the high jump.  He has a personal best of 6'6" and started jumping only two years ago. 


"Cameron will fit right in with our already good corps of high jumpers for the 2005 class which includes 3A state champion redshirt freshman Nate Summerville, 2A state champion and nationally ranked (3rd) indoor jumper Demarcus Stallings, and 2A state runner-up Ezra Yowell."


For additional information on WSSU Track and Field, contact the WSSU Office of Sports Information at (336) 750-2143 or log on to the Official Website of WSSU Athletics at


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