Virginia Announces Cross Country, Track and Field Newcomers
December 7, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia cross country/track and field head coach Randy Bungard announced that seven student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to compete at the University of Virginia beginning in the fall of 1999. Jeanna Composti (Farmingville, NY/Sachem), McGavock Dunbar (Birmingham, Ala./Briarwood Christian), David Glynn (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson), Inge Jorgensen (Volant, Pa./Wilmington Area), Eliese Mitchell (Narvon, Pa./Garden Spot), Sharon O’Connor (Lorton, Va./Mt. Vernon) and Kiamesha Otey (Quinton, Va./New Kent) have declared their intention to participate at Virginia.
Composti is the Indoor National Champion in the one mile run. She was one of ten individuals that qualified for the Milrose Mile. Composti recorded a time of 4:49.64 in the 1,600 meter run at the Golden West Invitational in Sacramento, Calif. She is ranked second scholastically in the United States for 1988-99.
Dunbar is the Alabama AAA State Champion and the record holder in the 800 meter run. He was the runner-up twice in the 800 meters in the Junior Olympics. Dunbar was also the 1997 Alabama State Champion in cross country.
Glynn is a two-time Maryland AAA State Champion in cross country, and a two-time Maryland AAA State Champion in track in field in the 3,200 meter run. He recorded a time of 9:29.3 in the 3,200 meter event.
Jorgensen is the current number one high school javelin thrower in the United States after posting a mark of 169′-2″. Her distance is the best mark in the javelin throw since 1987, and is the 15th best distance in the javelin throw ever in scholastic track and field.
Mitchell is a two-time Pennsylvania AA State Champion in the shot put event. She ranks in the top ten nationally in the shot put.
O’Connor is the Virginia AAA State Champion in the 800 meter run after setting the Virginia AAA state record in the event with a time of 2:10.44. She is currently ranked seventh individual (high school) in the United States for the 1998-99 season.
Otey is the Virginia A State Champion in the three events. She recorded marks of 11.96 in the 100 meter run, 24.79 in the 200 meter run and a distance of 19’6 1/4′ in the long jump.