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!"
Plans to major in Health and Wellness
Graduated from Arsenal Technical HiAgh School
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
Son of Alicia and Michael Gardner
Two siblings, Montrel and Leonard Gardner
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