May 11, 2004
NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Tulane University track and field program has signed Colorado high school star Tyquana Livingston to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Heather Van Norman announced on Tuesday.
Livingston is a four-time state champion from Wasson High School in Colorado Springs. She won the 200-meter dash in 2001 as a freshman and then the 100-meter state championship as a sophomore. Last season, she captured both the 100 and 200-meter state titles.
"Ty is another great sprinter who will contribute points for us right away," Van Norman said. "We already have strong sprinters and now we have added two more in recruiting to make us very deep in those events."
Livingston has personal records of 11.6 seconds in the 100 and 24.09 seconds in the 200. Her 100 time would make her the fastest 100-meter runner in Green Wave history, though current Wave standouts Gloria Asumnu and Angel Dooley hope to beat that time this season. Her 200-meter speed would rank fourth in school history.
With six top-notch recruits already signed to join an already young Green Wave program, Tulane will have excellent depth and talent on the track next year. Livinston joins Shanon Beelendorf (Sterling, Ill.), who signed earlier this period, and four highly-touted early signees: Rachel Bryan (Elk Grove, Calif.), Sierra Henderson (Auburn, Wash.), Keriann Langley (New Orleans, La.) and Aubrey Phillips (Baton Rouge, La.).
Tulane continues is outdoor track season this weekend with the Conference USA Outdoor Championships which begin on Thursday at the University of Louisville.