Area Thrower Signs With Wayne State Women Track & Field Team

Area Thrower Signs With Wayne State Women Track & Field Team
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – A northeast Nebraska high school stand-out recently signed a national letter of intent to attend Wayne State in the 2019-20 academic year and compete in women’s track and field for the Wildcats.

According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office Thursday afternoon, Kendra Paasch of West Point-Beemer High School will become a Wildcat next year.

Paasch is a 6-0 thrower who is a three year starter in track and field and volleyball along with starting in basketball last season as a junior. Last spring, she placed in two events as a junior at the Class B State Track and Field Meet with a third place medal in the discus (131’ 10”) and an eighth place medal in the shot put (39’ 3 ¾”). Paasch was also the champion of the shot put and discus at the Northeast Nebraska Track and Field Classic. In 2017 as a sophomore, Paasch placed eighth in the Class B discus with a top mark of 121’ 8”.

In volleyball this season, Paasch averaged 2.1 kills per set and had 33 blocks and was named All-State honorable mention while receiving Academic All-State honors.

Wayne State College women’s track and field has had four national champion throwers and over 15 All-American finishers in throwing events over the last six seasons.

The 2018-19 Wayne State College indoor track and field season will resume on Saturday, January 12 during the Doane Invite in Crete.