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April 25, 2005

Women's Track Signs Deserea Brown
        Deserea Brown (Flossmoor) has signed a national letter of intent to compete in track and field for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
        Brown, from Homewood-Flossmoor High School near Chicago, starred during the indoor season this year.
        "Deserea will be a very big addition to our team next year," said SIUE women's track coach Ben Beyers. "Her versatility and untapped potential made her a top recruit in my mind a long time ago."
        Brown was recently successful at the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet winning the 400 meters with a time of 57.03 seconds and taking second in the 55 meters at 7.27.
        "Deserea has shown potential in all the sprints, the hurdles, and all the jumps," said Beyers. "She's a tremendous athlete and will only improve in college if she continues to work hard and stay focused."
        Brown qualified for the state meet last season in the high jump, 4 x 400 meters, and 800 meter medley relay.
        "We'll certainly be looking for her to make big contributions to our team as a freshman," said Beyers. "I'm very excited to see how she develops."
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