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Committed Four

Committed Four

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont women's cross country and track & field welcomes four athletes to the program, the coaching staff recently announced.  Adrienne Brauer (Petersburg, Ill.), Maria Brauer (Petersburg, Ill.), Sierra Lax (Columbus, Ind.), and Kortney Schardt (Lake Villa, Ill.) will all join the Bruins in the fall of 2016.

Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Signees

Adrienne Brauer
Porta High School
Petersburg, Illinois

  • 1600m: 5:03
  • 3200m: 11:02
  • 3 mile XC: 17:33

Maria Brauer
Porta High School
Petersburg, Illinois

  • 1600m: 5:03
  • 3 mile XC: 17:21

Sierra Lax
Columbus North High School
Columbus, Indiana

  • 1600m: 5:04
  • 3200m: 10:55
  • 5K XC: 18:13

Kortney Schardt
Lakes High School
Lake Villa, Illinois

  • 3200m: 11:07
  • 3 mile XC: 17:25

"Adrienne, Sierra, Kortney and Maria represent the future of this program," said Assistant Coach Ashley Casavant.  "We are so excited about their early commitments and the immediate impact we are confident they will make on our team.  

"While they are the most decorated recruiting class we've put together, they are truly even better women.  This was an important recruiting year for our women's cross country program as we will graduate two school record holders and multiple All-Conference runners.  We look forward to watching these four young women flourish here at Belmont."