Milligan women land prospect from Florida


  St. Cloud High School (Fla.) standout Ashley Pearce announced she will compete in cross country and track for Milligan College next fall.
  The Florida state qualifier was named All-Orange Belt Conference three seasons in a row, won the individual conference cross country title in 2003, and finished second in 2004.
  Pearce was also a standout on the track, earning conference titles in the 800 meters and 4x800 meter relay, as well as All-Conference and All-County honors.
  "Ashley brings a great deal of athleticism to our program. She should see considerable improvement once she's able to focus solely on running," said Milligan head coach Chris Layne.
  Pearce was also a starter and All-County performer on St. Cloud's softball team.
  She owns personal best times of 20:58 for 5k in cross country and 2:28 for 800 meters, and earned scholar-athlete honors in 2002, 2003, and 2004.