UM Track Signs Two Recruits

Nov. 22, 2000

Coral Gables, FL – Head women’s track coach Amy Deem announces the signing of Wiande Moore (Houston, TX) and Amber Williams (Succasunna, NJ) to national letters of intent to attend the University of Miami next fall.

“We are very excited that Wiande (Moore) and Amber (Williams) have chosen to attend the University of Miami,” says Deem. “Amber’s ability to compete in a number of different events will help our depth while Wiande will certainly help us in the sprints.”

Moore, an honor roll student, is entering her senior season at Spring High School. This past summer she finished 6th in the 100-meters at the Junior Olympic Games in Buffalo, NY. As a sophomore she led her team to its first District Championship finishing first in the 100-meters, 4×100-meter relay and 4×200-meter relay.

“I knew I wanted to go to a school in Florida,” said Moore. “When I visited the University of Miami I saw that it was everything I wanted. It is strong both academically and athletically.”

Williams, entering her senior season at Roxbury High School, is expected to compete in 100-hurdles and heptathlon at UM. The 2000 New Jersey State Champion in the 100-hurdles, Williams selected UM over Stanford, USC, North Carolina and Alabama. She placed second in the pentathlon at last season’s indoor nationals and is a four-time All-County selection in the hurdles.

“I was very impressed with the University on my visit,” said Williams. “The school was so beautiful and the people were extremely nice. I just loved the school.”