Monroe Central 2018 graduate Aubrey Norris has joined the recruiting class at Ball State University and will compete for the Cardinals in cross country and track.
Norris, who was a 3 time cross country All-State selection, holds several school records at Monroe Central.
Below is information from a Ball State post regarding Norris.
MUNCIE, Ind. – – Ball State track & field head coach Brian Etelman completed his third recruiting class with the addition of six more student-athletes for the 2018-19 season, raising the total number of new additions to nine.
“This is the third recruiting class we have brought in since my arrival, and once again, our staff has worked tremendously hard to continue to bring talent to Ball State,” Etelman said. “I believe we have proven we can develop talent and potential into MAC champions, program record holders, NCAA qualifiers and All-Americans. I envision the members of this signing class will continue that trend.”
In November, Etelman announced the signings of mid-distance specialist Karleigh Connor (Maineville, Ohio/Kings), long sprints/mid-distance specialist Meghan Hedrick (Norwalk, Ohio/St. Paul)and multi-event specialist Karlie Zumbro (Zanesville, Ohio/John Glen).
Set to join the three early signees are sprints/hurdles specialist Kennedy Batts (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central), as well as five more distance specialist in Lauren Alsko (Dublin, Ohio/Hilliard Davidson), Maddie Aul (Yorktown, Ind./Yorktown), Emma Cunningham (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West), Aubrey Norris (Parker City, Ind./Monroe Central) and Jamie Wells(Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central).
“These young women are all tremendous competitors and quality human beings which we can be proud of when they put on our uniform. This class helps balance out the make-up of our team and addresses some immediate needs. I am looking forward to seeing how the 2018-19 season sorts out with the addition of our new freshmen.”
Parker City, Ind. (Monroe Central)
Cross Country / Distance
PRs: 1600m – 5:30.47 | 3200m – 12:08.43 | 5K (XC) – 19:42.80
CROSS COUNTRY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Recorded a career-fast 5K time of 19:42.80 to place eighth at the IHSAA Delta Regional as a sophomore … turned in a season-fast time of 19:59.41 to place 33rd at the IHSAA New Haven Semi-State meet as a senior … won the Randolph County Championships as a sophomore with a time of 19:58.90.
TRACK & FIELD CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Finished her high school career with a career-fast 1600m time of 5:30.47 to place 13th at the IHSAA Ben Davis Regional as a senior … was the sectional runner-up in the 1600m as a sophomore (5:36.04) and senior (5:34.47) … captured the Randolph County Championship in the 1600m as a sophomore, crossing the line in 5:49.10 … also captured the Randolph Country Championship in the 3200m as a sophomore, clocking in at 13:13.50 … one week later, she captured the IHSAA Delta Sectional title in the 3200m with a winning time of 12:12.55 … her career-best 3200m time came in a 13th-place finish of 12:08.43 at the IHSAA Ben Davis Regional her junior season … as a senior, she placed second at sectionals with a season-fast time of 12:10.97 and followed with an 11th-place time of 12:13.05 at regionals.
ETELMAN ON NORRIS: Aubrey fits really well into our vision of developing local talent. Having watched Aubrey race numerous times over the recent years, she has been one of the area’s best distance athletes and brings a sharp competitive edge to our team. I am looking forward to seeing how well she performs for us over the coming years as she develops at the collegiate level.