Keithan Beasley from Omaha, Brandon Mundorf of Springview and Gabriel Peitz (long i) from Wakefield have announced their commitments to attend Wayne State College and compete for the Wildcat men’s track and field team in the 2020-21 academic year according to Wildcat head coach Marlon Brink. The trio brings the total number of students-athletes in the 2020 recruiting class to 15. Mundorf and Peitz will also compete for the WSC cross country team.
Beasley is a sprinter/jumper from Omaha Burke High School. As a junior in 2019, he ran the lead off leg on the All Class Gold State Champion 4 x 100 meter relay team and was a Class A state qualifier in the 100-meter dash. Beasley was a four-year letter winner in track and field.
“Keithan is a great sprint/jump talent that will make immediate contributions to our team,” stated Coach Brink. “He will use his speed to enhance his jumping in both the long jump and triple jump and I’m excited to see how he will be able to help our team.”
Mundorf is a distance runner from Keya Paha County High School where he was a multi-sport standout in football, basketball and track and field. In 2019 as a junior, he medaled in three events helping North Central High School to a Class D state runner up finish. Mundorf was fourth in the 1600-meter run (4:43.91) and fifth in the 3,200-meter run (10:34.08) while running a leg on the state champion 4 x 800 meter relay team. He also medaled in three events as a sophomore in 2018, placing seventh in the 3,200-meter run and eighth in the 1,600-meter run to go with another first place finish in the 4 x 800 meter relay.
“Brandon has excelled in track and field in the distance events and we believe he has the ability to use his talent there to transition into being successful in cross country as well,” remarked Brink. “We are excited to see what he can do with several other teammates to help him reach his full potential.”
Peitz is middle distance runner from Wakefield High School where he was a four year letter winner in football, basketball and track and field. Last spring as a junior, Peitz was a Class C state qualifier in the 800-meter run and as a sophomore competed in the Class C 3200 meter relay for the Trojans. In football, Peitz was an All-District selection as a junior and senior and played on Wakefield’s Class C2 basketball state tournament team as a junior. Peitz earned Academic All-State honors in football and basketball as a junior and senior.
“Gabe will add to the strength of our middle distance crew,” commented Coach Brink. “He will transition into running cross country to help build his speed endurance for the track season. In addition, Gabe is an outstanding student, going into the RHOP program, to follow the path of many other exceptional student-athletes we have had on our team.”
Wayne State College is an NCAA Division II School located in Wayne, Nebraska and competes in the 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.