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Menlo College bulks up on track and field athletes


Menlo College Cross Country and Track and Field coach Dan Noel has put the finishing touches on the recruiting class in advance of the 2017-18 season.

In its third season since its revival at Menlo, both programs have seen a steady diet of recruits and increased competition at meets across the state.

Bransen Loughney
This year's recruiting class seems to be one of the strongest the programs have ever had, with a total of nine new faces entering the mix, all looking to make an immediate impact at the GSAC level for Menlo College.

Da'Schele "Shelly" Sauls is one of the most exciting young women to look for on the squad this season, and she transfers to Menlo from Green River College in Auburn, Washington.

An acclaimed student-athlete, she received the Student-Athlete of the Year for the Gators this past year.

Ethan James Adams is one of the most decorated newcomers to the program on the Men's side, doing so as a high schooler at Mission Viejo High School.

In 2016, Adams became the first member of the Mission Viejo cross country team to make it to state in 19 years.

Logan Pine comes to Menlo after graduating from Edward C. Reed High School in Sparks, Nevada. He was a large part of a record-setting team the Raiders featured in recent years, including a regional championship in the 4x400.

Brian Chandler Garrison is a graduate of Santa Rosa High School and he saw much success on the track at a very young age in high school. He began setting high marks as sophomore for the Panthers when he set his personal record in the 800 meters (2:04).

Logan Fraser is another recent high school graduate who will be running for Menlo College in the upcoming year. Having just graduated from Buchanan High School, Fraser spent the past three seasons running both cross country and track and field at the varsity level.

Bransen Loughney is another one of the several local men who will be joining the cross country and track and field program in 2017-18, coming from Mountain View.

Christopher Anthony Naddour will don the Blue and White this upcoming season, arriving from Whittier High School. The former Cardinal also competed three years at the varsity level, and was one of the best student-athletes on campus.

Iaan Shodiss makes the short move to Menlo College after spending his high school days at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose. Shodiss ran a pair of seasons on the varsity level with the Monarchs.

Garek Lee travels down the peninsula after transferring from the College of San Mateo, where he spent the past two seasons.

— Menlo Athletics

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