Two St. Benedict track and field stars signed National Letters of Intent

 Two St. Benedict track and field stars signed National Letters of Intent in Track & Field with the University of Memphis Tigers (Div. 1.-Conference USA). Meagan Nichols and Allison Hotz will join the Tigers track team next season – Nichols as a distance/runner and Hotz for field events. Nichols will also run cross country for Memphis.



Pictured (front row) Matt Hotz (Allison’s brother); Al Hotz (Allison’s father); Allison Hotz; Christine Nichols (Meagan’s mother); Meagan Nichols; Ernie Nichols (Meagan’s father); (back row) Don Williams (SBA throwing coach); Dianna Cervetti (SBA distance coach); George Valadie, (principal); Katie Nichols (Meagan’s sister)



Meagan Nichols:

State participant in 4 x 800 for 3 years in a row…

2007-4 x 800 Region Runner Up

2008-4 x 800 Region Champions, 3rd in State; 4 x 400 Region Runner-Up, 8th in State

2009-4 x 800 Region Runner-Up, 7th in state

4 x 800 ranked in Commercial Appeal’s Top 3 in 2008, 2009 (#1 in 2008)

Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps All-Metro, 2007, 2008, 2009

Personal Bests:

1500 (5:24)-3rd in 2009 State Junior Olympics Tournament, qualified for the Region Tournament

1600 Meter Run - 5:42.78
3200 Meter Run - 12:20.93
800 Meter Run - 2:29.36

Holds school record in 4 x 800, Distance Medley

4-year letterman

Team Eagle Award – 2007

Team Most Improved – 2008

Team Most Dedicated - 2009



Allison Hotz:

Region Champion in Shot Put in 2009, 6th in State

Region Runner up in Shot Put in 2008, 4th in state

SBA record holder in shot put

Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps All-Metro,2008, 2009

Consistently ranked in the top 10 in the state (all divisions) in the shot put

Team Rookie of the Year - 2007

Team MVP - 2009

4-year letterman

4-year member of SBA girls basketball team

   2nd Team All-region this year