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SMWC Inks IHSAA 7th Place State Finalist Long Jumper: Montel Gardner

SMWC Inks IHSAA 7th Place State Finalist Long Jumper: Montel Gardner

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) men's track & field head coach Zach Whitkanack announced the signing of Arsenal Technical High School standout Montel Gardner. Gardner signed his National Letter-of-Intent this evening among his friends and family at ATHS. He finished seventh place at the 2019 IHSAA Boys Track & Field State Finals in the long jump event. He is arguably the Pomeroys most decorated men's track & field signee of the 2019-20 recruiting class.


Bio | Montel Gardner

Hometown | Indianapolis, Ind.

Prep | Arsenal Technical High School

Sport(s) | Men's Track & Field

Event(s) | 100M, Long Jump

Height | 5-foot-11

Weight | 170lbs

Birth Date | Sunday, October 29th, 2000


Quote | Montel Gardner

On his commitment to the Woods…

"It feels good, I felt very wanted and welcomed at SMWC. I like that it is a small school and you won't see many faces; you'll see the faces you know. I'm most excited about being a member of the new track and field team and I plan to set records. Also, I would like to thank Coach Zach for helping me out with everything."


Quote | Zach Whitkanack

On Montel's decision to join the SMWC men's track and Field team…

"I am thrilled to announce the signing of Montel Gardner. Montel is a phenomenal talent and an accomplished high school athlete. I look forward to working with Montel and seeing what he can achieve at SMWC!"


Academics...

Plans to major in Health and Wellness

Graduated from Arsenal Technical HiAgh School


Athletics...

Varsity Letter Winner | Track & Field, Basketball

2019 IHSAA State Qualifier | Long Jump – 7th Place

2019 IHSAA Regional Qualifier | Long Jump – 2nd Place

Career Long Jump PR | 22-10

Named MVP of the Track & Field team


Extras...

Son of Alicia and Michael Gardner

Two siblings, Montrel and Leonard Gardner


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