Ryan Healy Signs National Letter of Intent with ASU Track & Field
Feb. 4, 2010
TEMPE – Ryan Healy (Corte Madera, Calif.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Arizona State University where he will continue his education and athletic career with the Sun Devil track & field program, ASU Assistant Coach Ronnie Williams announced today. Currently a senior at Redwood High School in Redwood, Calif., Healy is set to enroll at ASU in the fall and compete in the sprints and jumps at the start of 2011 season.
“I am very excited to have Ryan join the Sun Devil family,” Williams, the men’s sprints coach, said. “He is a very well-rounded athlete that has been very successful in cross country, basketball and track & field. Ryan has an incredible work ethic and is a great addition to the Sun Devil 400m group and to our 4x400m relay.”
“I feel like I am going to be coached by the best coaches in the country and they are willing to do whatever they can to get me to my full potential,” Healy said. “I fit in really well with my new teammates and I can’t wait to get to Arizona State.”
Healy, who ran for former Sun Devil sprinter Luiz Mello, competed in the 400m dash and the high jump for RHS in the spring after also starting for his school’s basketball team, which is highly ranked among Northern California schools. On the track, Healy turned in a personal-best time of 47.98 to win the North Coast Masters meet and qualify for the CIF State Championships. With that time, he also beat the Marin County record of 48.00 that had stood since 1980.
The Healy File
Name: Ryan Healy
Hometown: Corte Madera, Calif.
High School: Redwood HS (Redwood, Calif.)
Quick Notes: Carries personal-best marks of 47.98 in the 400m dash and has cleared 6-06.00 in the high jump... his 47.98 in the quarter is the fastest in county history, bettering a 29 year-old record... also plays basketball and is a starting guard on the team.
What They Are Saying About Healy
Laura Schmitt (Redwood Coach):
“I’m thrilled that Ryan selected ASU because in addition to being a fantastic academic school, it has the premier track and field program in the Pac-10. As a 400m runner, he couldn’t have landed in a better place. ASU is the perfect fit for Ryan and they are getting a student-athlete who is ready to make the big jump to the next level.”