Falls City senior to compete for Prairie Wolves track & field

Falls City senior to compete for Prairie Wolves track & field
Front, L-R: Kris Vrtiska, Rudy Vrtiska, Kim Vrtiska Back, L-R: Coach Terri Hogue, Coach Cody Hawley (Courtesy Photo)

FALLS CITY – Surrounded by his family and coaches, Falls City High School senior Rudy Vrtiska put ink to paper and signed his letter of intent to compete in indoor and outdoor track and field at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Tuesday.

Vrtiska plans to run hurdle events, the 400 meter dash and multi-event competitions for the Prairie Wolves.

“Rudy’s character stands out to us as a staff,” Wesleyan Head Coach Derrick McKenzie said. “Mix that in with his versatility on the track and his raw potential, we are excited for his future with NWU track and field. We know the type of student athletes that fit NWU and Rudy fits what we look for at a high level.”

Vrtiska begins his third track season for the Tigers after qualifying in the 300 meter hurdles and 400 meter dash at the Nebraska School Activities Association State Track and Field Championships the last two seasons.

“Rudy is a dedicated athlete,” Falls City Coach Terri Hogue said. “He works extremely hard and puts in extra time after workouts. When Rudy competes it’s for the school, the team and himself.”

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