Spring Hill College cross country head coach Joe H. Williams announced the signing of Makena Lidie from El Toro High School in Lake Forest, Calif. to the Badger women's team on Friday.
Lidie holds a personal best 5,000-meter time of 18:12.00 set at the Woodbridge Cross Country Classic on September 17, 2011, and a 3-mile time of 18:11.20 established at the South Coast league Cluster Meet on October 6, 2011.
She also holds times of 5:22.00 in the 1600-meter run, 11:43.60 in the 3200-meter run and 2:32.59 in the 800-meter.
"Makena has the potential to make an immediate impact on our team," said Williams. "She is a great student and she has a marvelous overall attitude."
Winner of the ETHS Most Outstanding Junior and Most Inspirational Runner awards, Lidie additionally holds two Coaches Awards and an Academic Torch Award from her alma mater.