Three local Morgan High Track athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their careers at the collegiate level.
3A shot put champion (winning throw of 37’ 08”) Chelsey Stegelmeier will be throwing the shot and the discus for Utah Valley University in Orem. Chelsey finished 2nd at state(120’2.5”) in the discus this season, a mere 3 inches short of the first place finisher. Chelsey also finished in first at the Logan invitational and the Morgan Invitational. Her PR in the shot put is 41’3” for the shot, and 126’ 11” in the discus.
Emmalee Barajas will run cross country as well as distance races during outdoor track at Westminster College in Salt lake. Emmalee had a standout 4 year career at Morgan, where she ran virtually every long distance race, as well as 3 years of cross country. Emmalee has a Pr of 2:31 in the 800m, 12:11 in the two mile, and 5:38 in the mile. She has also run a best time of 19:48 in the 5K.
Sprinter AJ Bateman will also be attending Westminster College, running outdoor track. AJ battled a foot injury during her senior year, running very few races. A stellar junior year was enough to earn her some college offers, with PR’s of 12.8 in the 100m, 27.0 in the 200m, and 59.1 in the 400m. She also ran the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay.
With another great athlete in Ashley (Spud) Garfield playing basketball at BYU, Morgan residents will be able to follow these local athletes as they continue on in their athletic careers with local colleges and universities.