Former North Carolina and San Francisco 49er RB Ken Willard’s granddaughter will be joining HPU track team in the Fall of 2011…

HPU women’s track adds four recruits for 2011-12

The High Point University women’s track & field team has added four student-athletes for the 2011-12 season, head coach Mike Esposito announced. Distance runners Lauren Blackwell, Sarah Dorrell, Krista Willard and Leah Anne Wirfel will join HPU next fall.

Krista Willard is the granddaughter of Ken Willard, former University of North Carolina and San Francisco 49er runningback, who was a favorite of Tar Heel football fans for many years….Ken Willard was a very hard-working back and he had the respect of his teammates, his opponents and all of the opposing fans, because of his bruising still of running….He paid the price and those that tried to tackle and stop him, they paid the price too….Good luck to Krista Willard, as she prepares to enter High Point University in the Fall of 2011……….