The Wildcats are coming off of a banner year in which they won the HAAC Men's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Indoor and Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field conference championships.
"I am very excited about the 2014 class and know that they will continue to elevate the level of our track and field teams," Kindler said. "As coaches, we will have a lot of high expectations from this class to replace a lot of talented seniors that graduated in 2013. With this class and combination of the returners, we will look to have another strong squad and should be in a position to compete again for a HAAC conference title."
The track and field squad has also announced that long time assistant track and field coach and Baker alum Mackie Valentin has been brought in full-time to serve as the primary assistant coach for the track program and Valentin is optimistic about this class as well.
"We are very fortunate to have the recruiting class that we have for both the men's and women's teams," Valentin said. "The group is very eager and enthusiastic and we feel has the talent to continue the success that we've had. The freshman class will definitely have an immediate impact on the outcome of our seasons."
For a look at this year's class, please see below as they are broken down by the men's and women's team.
Andrew Dare | Saint Thomas Aquinas High School | Olathe, Kan. | Distance
Andrew Emanuels | Kansas City Christian High School | Lake Quivira, Kan. | Distance
Carter Breithaupt | Saint James Acedamy High School | Overland Park, Kan. | Distance
Corey Matteson | Clovis High School | Clovis, Calif. | Distance
Jamie Steury | Olathe South High School | Olathe, Kan. | Distance
Josh Chalker | Blue Valley High School Overland Park, Kan. | Hurdles
Mark Harman | Baldwin City High School | Linwood, Kan. | Hurdles
Ben Carpenter | Gardner-Edgerton High School | Spring Hill, Kan. | Pole Vault
Matt Bush | Columbia Rock Bridge High School | Columbia, Mo. | Pole Vault
Seth Ahart | Tonganoxie High School | Leavenworth, Kan. | Pole Vault
Birdsong Warren | Lee's Summit West High School | Lee's Summit, Mo. | Sprints
Tyler Randall | Blue Valley High School | Overland Park, Kan. | Sprints
Tyler Sliva | Shawnee MIssion Northwest High School | Shawnee, Kan. | Sprints
Clarence Clark | Brophy Prep High School | Phoenix, Ariz. | Sprints/Jumps
Ikeena Amaliri | Fort Bend Travis High School | Houston, Texas | Sprints/Jumps
Tyson Robke | Lebo High School | Lebo, Kan. | Sprints/Jumps
Josh Peck | College of the Sequoias | Klamath Falls, Oregon | Throws
Bobby Oneill | Blue Valley Randolph HS | Randolph,Kan. | Throws
Amanda Moody | Anderson County High School | Garnett, Kan. | Distance
Jillian Benson | Shawnee Mission West High School | Lenexa, Kan. | Distance
Joeanna Feliciano | Topeka High School | Topeka, Kan. | Distance
Rachael Ash | Kansas City Christian High School | Kansas City, Mo. | Distance
Shelby Stephens | De Soto High School | Shawnee, Kan. | Distance
Aadrian McCollum | Butler County Community College | Fall River, Kan. | Distance/Race Walk
Jana Koegel | Otto Hahn Gymnasium | Stuttgrat, Germany | Multi's
Bree Busch | Riley County High School |Manhattan, Kan. | Multi's
Kendal Holloman | Jefferson West High School | Meridian, Kan. | Pole Vault
Kiana Turner | Tatum High School | Marshall, Texas | Sprints
Shanetra Minor | Tatum High School | Marshall, Texas | Sprints
Alexandra Garbarino | Anderson County High School | Garnett, Kan. | Sprints/Hurdles
Sarah Mullins | Maur Hill Mount High School | Atchison, Kan. | Sprints/Jumps
Sara Slater | Johnson County Community College | Lansing, Kan. | Javelin
Tiffany Shaheen | Blue Valley High School | Manhattan, Kan. | Throws