Jonesboro (ASU) – The Arkansas State track and field team announced four additions to its signing class for the 2010-11 competition season Friday.
Joining the Red Wolves in the fall will be Richard Chavez (Clovis, NM), Tyler Lingo (Nashville, AR), Andrew Corter (Malvern, AR) and Joey Meyer (West Plains, MO).
Chavez owns a personal best of 59-9 in the shot put and 172" in the discus and will be joining the Red Wolves from Clovis High School in Clovis, NM. He was the 2009 New Mexico state champion in the shot put and the discus.
"Richard is the top thrower in New Mexico and could possibly become the best shot putter to ever come out of New Mexico," said ASU head coach Lon Badeaux. "He will greatly benefit our thrower group and should have an impact at the conference level.
Also joining the ASU throws group, Lingo brings a personal best of 55-9 in the shot put and a PR of 179-1 in the discus and won the 2009 Arkansas Meet of Champions and State Championship in the discus out of Nashville High School in Nashville, AR.
"Tyler, like Richard will really help our throw group," said Badeaux. "He's an accomplished discus thrower in the state of Arkansas and is starting to come around as a shot putter. I think the two of them will push each other to become better in the coming years here at Arkansas State."
Corver, a multiathlete from Magnet Cove High School in Malvern, Arkansas will add to the long line of top ASU multiathletes. Corver has PR's in the 60 meters of 7.08, 100 meters of 10.87 and 21-7 in the long jump.
"Andrew will come to ASU as a decathlete and will complement our multis group along with Thomas Ligon, who we signed earlier this season and athletes Taylor Short and Ethan Turpen who are already on the team," commented Badeaux.
A sprinter from West Plains High School, Meyer rounds out the group coming to ASU from West Plains, MO. Meyer owns personal bests of 10.69 in the 100, 21.45 in the 200 and 49.10 in the 400 meters.
"Joey is a very accomplished sprinter in the Missouri area and will bring much needed depth to our spring group and will sure up our relay teams," said Badeaux.