SYRACUSE – A Syracuse High School state track and field champion will continue her education and athletic career at an NCAA Division 1 school this fall.
Senior Meredith Clark chose South Dakota University in Vermillion over Nebraska, Iowa, Northwest Missouri State, Wayne State and Doane. She signed her letter of intent at the school earlier this month.
Clark decided on South Dakota for many reason, but what really stuck out to her above all the other schools was the strong interest the Coyotes showed in her.
“I really just like the coaches and atmosphere up there. I really like their thrower coach, Coach (A.G.) Kruger. Another reason I picked South Dakota is because of their business school. I’m looking to go into business and they have a very highly ranked business school up there.”
She plans to major in business finance.
Last fall, Clark helped the Rockets advance to their first state volleyball tournament since 2013. She also led the basketball team to the district finals in February.
The three-sport athlete is the defending Class B state champion in shot put and finished runner-up in discus at the state track and field meet last spring in Omaha.
She says she wanted to continue her track and field career in college because she enjoys the competition and the feeling of success.
“Every time I throw and I get that mark I’ve been waiting for, it just excites me and brings energy. I like that feeling I get when I go and push myself, and get a big mark.”
Syracuse, the defending Class B team champions, will compete in the Nebraska City Invite on April 5.
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