Falcons Add Six For 2019-20 Cross Country/Track & Field Season

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Bowling Green State University track & field and cross country head coach Lou Snelling has announced the addition of six student-athletes for the 2019-20 season. Kailee Perry (West Liberty, Ky. / Morgan County High School), Trinity Fowler (Northwood, Ohio / Northwood High School), Olivia Collett (Parkersburg, W. Va. / Parkersburg High School), Libbie Gleason (Grand Blanc, Mich. / L.M. Powers Catholic High School), Elise Johnson (Lancaster, Ohio / Lancaster High School) and Riley Robertson (Jackson, Mich. / Western High School) will all begin at BGSU for the fall of 2019.

"I think this class exemplifies BG cross country/track & field values," Snelling said. "When you talk about a focus on performance, academics, team environment, leadership/team perception, and lifestyle; this group of young women really get it. I am excited to add this talented group to our young team. Over three quarters of the women's cross team were underclassman this fall, with adding in this class our expectations are to step into the top tier of Mid American Conference cross country next fall. We are still actively finishing out our 2019 recruiting class and I expect we will have an exciting update to this group of six athletes early next year."

Middle-Distance, Cross Country
PR's: 5k XC 18:24.79, Mile 5:05.19, 400m 57.74
Hometown: West Liberty, KY
High School: Morgan County High School
High School/Club Coach: Charlie Bolin/Eric Cooper (Eastern Kentucky Striders)
Parents: Matthew & Stacey Perry

"Kaylee has that race combination of a great athletic range of ability and a fantastic work ethic. With being a multiple time state champion she will give us immediate depth in the middle distances in particular and cross country as well. I expect her to make a major impact in the MAC and beyond during her time at Bowling Green. We are excited to have Kaylee join the Falcon family." – Lou Snelling

Middle-Distance, Cross Country
PR's: 800m 2:15.64
Hometown: Northwood, OH
High School: Home Schooled/Northwood High School
High School/Club Coach: Katrina Moses, Jeremy Lewin
Parents: Troy & Angela Fowler

"It has been fun to watch Trinity develop into an accomplished middle distance athlete, having placed second in the D3 Ohio State Meet 800m last spring. She brings a quiet determination to the program and will give us more depth in the middle distances. I look forward to seeing what she accomplishes in her senior track season and her future here as a Falcon." – Lou Snelling

Distance, Cross Country
PR's: 5k XC 18:31.90, 3,200m 11:12.11
Hometown: Parkersburg, WV
High School: Parkersburg High School, WV
High School/Club Coach: Larry Games, Lia Fleek
Parents: Barb Hagey & Cam Collett

"Olivia has a lot of potential. Academically she will do a fantastic job in the classroom, as will the rest of this class. With time and patience, she can develop into an athlete that will have a big impact on our program." – Lou Snelling

Distance, Cross Country
PR's: Mile 5:08.78, 3,200m 11:28.78
Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI
High School: L.M. Powers Catholic High School, MI
High School/Club Coach: Dave Wolbert, Leo Foley
Parents: Pete & Shawn Gleason

"Libbie comes from an athletic family and has such a good sense of what it takes to be successful. She is not afraid to put in the training and has a great mentality. Libbie will help this program get to the next level." – Lou Snelling

Distance, Cross Country
PR's: 5k XC 19:00.2, 3,200m 11:23.21
Hometown: Lancaster, OH
High School: Lancaster High School, OH
High School/Club Coach: Teresa Tripp, Diana Galadyk, Joe Muck
Parents: Ryan & Susan Johnson

"Elise was a multi-sport athlete in high school with that big determination to be successful. With being a great student as well she understands how important the work ethic and focus is to our sport, especially over a four year period. She will make a positive impact in all of the areas of our program." – Lou Snelling

Distance, Cross Country
PR's: 5k 19:01.3
Hometown: Jackson, MI
High School: Western High School, MI
High School/Club Coach: Dan Spencer
Parents: Scott & Stephanie Robertson

"Riley has a huge upside. Athletically she is new to the sport and has a multisport background. She is a great student and will likely play a large role in our team's leadership structure. I am looking forward to her overall development during her time at Bowling Green." – Lou Snelling