BOULDER – The Colorado track and field program added two new signees, Scottie Vines and John Bass, this week. The additions to the team are some of the best athletes in the country and the Buffs are looking forward to welcoming them to Boulder.
“It’s an absolute honor to welcome the top athletes in the nation and their families to the Buffalo family,” assistant coach Lindsey Malone said regarding the new additions. “Scottie and John are not only tremendous athletes, but also men of character, integrity and overall true team players.
Vines, one of the best jumpers in the nation, joins the Buffs from De Beque, Colo. where he attends De Beque High School. He owns the second best high jump mark in the nation for his signing class at 7′ while the nation’s leader sits at 7′.25″. Vines has the best high jump mark in the state of Colorado for the 2023 season and he is also a two-time state champion in the high jump. In addition to his high jump abilities, Vines also placed second in the long jump and fourth in the 110m hurdles at the Colorado state championships.
Bass comes from Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn. For his recruiting class, he owns the best decathlon score in the state of Tennessee which also ranks as the sixth best score in the country. Bass placed fourth at the Tennessee state decathlon championships and had a tremendous 2023 season, setting personal records in 10 of 10 events.
“Throughout the recruiting process, both men have impressed me with their drive, determination, dedication, communication skills and the way in which they treat their coaches, families, our current team and those who were able to meet with them on their visits,” Malone went on to say. “We have signed stellar humans who are also amazing athletes. John and Scottie have already made an impression on our team and will fall right in stride with our herd of Buffaloes next fall!”