Warriors announce five signings

LEWISTON, Idaho – The Lewis-Clark State College cross country and track and field programs are proud to announce the signing of five student-athletes; Kristen Allstott, Lathian Briant, Miranda Cranston, Mason Guerrette and Katelynn Horn.

Kristen Allstott – Imbler HS/Central Oregon CC

A four-year varsity sprinter for Head Coach Heidi Bowers at Imbler High School in La Grande, Ore., Allstott was a member of the 2014 4x400m State Champion relay team while also being a two-time team captain and 2015 Most Inspirational. She comes to LCSC with an 800m time of 8:48.12, while posting times of 4:18.68 and 4:18.73 in the 4x400m and 1600m relays, respectively.

“Kristen is a girl that I recruited last year,” said Warriors Assistant Coach Cyrus Hall. “She wasn’t sure about running track, but has realized this year that she misses it. I think she has a lot of untapped potential in the 400m. She will be a welcome addition to our program.”

Lathian Briant –Fife HS

A native of Milton, Wash., Briant earned five varsity letters, two in golf, one in cross country and two in track and field, at Fife High School. A middle-to-long distance runner, Briant has top times of 2:06 in the 800m, 4:39 in the 1600m, 10:09 in the 3200m and 16:58 in the 5-kilometer races.

“Lathian is still a little rough and inexperienced in the world of running, which I believe is a huge plus for him and for us,” said Warriors Head Coach Mike Collins. “He comes to us as a bit of an open slate to work with and we believe that we can help point him in the right direction to get better. He is extremely motivated, so some of our biggest challenges may be holding him back some and not letting him overdo it at times. He will have a good veteran core to learn from and we expect to see great things from him.”

 

Miranda Cranston –Lewiston HS

A native of Lewiston, Cranston earned six letters, two in track and four in cross country at Lewiston High School for coaches John Potter and Keith Stuffle. She qualified for state on the track as a freshman while also earned cross country freshman of the year honors. As a junior in cross country she earned the coaches award and was given the Bengal Spirit award as a senior. She joins LC having run the 800m (2:29), 1600m (5:37), 3200m (12:28) and the 5k (20:44).

“I have had the pleasure of watching Miranda develop over the past few years at Lewiston High School as well as at our running camp in the summer and we are very excited about adding her to our program,” said Collins. “There is a silent strength about her that tells me she has the personality to push herself to get better and will help those around her to get better too, which is a key component in the overall success of our program. The real challenge will be keeping her healthy, which I am confident we can do. Once that occurs and time passes allowing her to adapt to our system, I think we will see some great things from her in the future.”

Mason Guerrette –Okanogan HS

A native of Okanogan, Wash. where he earned 11 varsity letters in football (4), basketball (3) and track and field (4) at Okanogan High School, Guerrette earned numerous honors. The LCSC newcomer earned First-Team All-League recognition three straight seasons in the long, triple and high jump while also placing fourth in the 100m dash and third in the 4x100m relay. He also earned All-League honors in both football and basketball while also excelling in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society and four-year honor roll student. Guerrette comes to LC having competed in the 100m (11.46), shot put (39’), high jump (6-5), long jump (20-6.5) and triple jump (42-10.25).

“Mason is a big, strong, athletic young guy,” said Hall. “He has championship experience having led his football team to the state title two years in a row and he is also a very good basketball player. He excels in the classroom, and wants to get better at everything he does. He will be joining our team as a decathlete. His multi potential looks very promising and I think he will fit in with our guys perfectly. I think he can be a player on the national scene within a couple years. I am excited that he has decided to join our family here at LC.”

Katelynn Horn –KalamaHS/Everett CC/Western Washington

A native of Kalama, Wash., Horn ran cross country and track as well as played basketball at Kalama HS before running at Western Washington and Everett Community College. She competed in track and cross country after high school, earning All-Academic recognition in both sports while earning All-American status on the track. She has experience in the 800m (2:18), 1500m (4:44), 3000m (10:57) and the 5k (19:02).

“Katelynn comes in with some great experience and performances at the junior college level and we believe that once she has a host of other talented runners around her that she will get even better,” said Collins. “Her running resume is very good and we believe she will have an immediate positive impact on the program.”