Fairmont State XC signs four runners


FAIRMONT—According to Fairmont State University head cross country coach Sarah Amos, four student-athletes have signed their Letters of Intent (LOI) to continue their athletic careers at FSU, starting with the 2020 season.

Alex Humphrey (Beaver, W.V.), Alexa Hawkins (Clendenin, W.V.), and Carlina Jacquez (Fairmont, W.V.), have signed national letters of intent (LOI) to join the women’s cross-country roster, while Alex Morris (Fairmont, W.V.) will join the men’s roster this fall.

Humphrey starred on the cross country and track teams at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley. During her time there, she led the Eagles to four regional championships and four state championship appearances. In 2016, Humphrey ran a time of 20:47 at Regionals to take sixth place at the meet. In 2017, she came in ninth place at the same event and was an eighth-place finisher in 2018. She also helped lead the Woodrow Wilson track & field team to three state championship appearances during her career. She will major in Pre-Physical Therapy at FSU.

Hawkins starred on the cross country and track teams at Herbert Hoover High School in Clendenin. During her time there, she led the team to three state championship appearances and a runner-up finish at Regionals. She was also a state qualifier on the track team in the 3200. She finished third at the Region III A-AA Championship in both 2018 and 2019. She had the highest GPA of any athlete at the school and plans to major in National Security and Intelligence at FSU.

Jacquez starred on the cross country and track teams at Fairmont Senior High School. During her time there, she was a four-time state qualifier on the cross-country team and a three-time state qualifier as a member of the track team. She led the Polar Bears to the State Cross Country Championship in 2019, and a runner-up finish at the event in 2016. In 2019, Jacquez also earned 1st Team All-State honors and was a Big 10 Conference champion in the 3200 as a member of the track team. She plans to major in Architecture at FSU. 

Morris starred on the on the cross country and track teams at Fairmont Senior as well. During his time there, he helped lead the Polar Bears to two state championships (2018 and 2019) after the team finished second in 2017. Morris earned 2nd Team All-Conference honors in 2019 and was the RunWV

State Meet MVP. He also finished in the Top 20 at the 2017 Regionals, the 2019 Regionals, and the 2019 Big 10 Conference Championship meet. He also helped the Polar Bears qualify for the state track championships. He graduated with highest honors from Fairmont Senior and will major in Civil Engineering at FSU.

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