WAYNE – With the Wayne State College men’s track & field team preparing to the make the transition from indoor to outdoor, future Wildcats have signed their national letter of intent.
According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, head track & field/cross country coach Marlon Brink announced the addition of three more student athletes who’ve signed/committed to attend Wayne State College and compete in track and field and/or cross country for the Wildcats in the 2022-23 school year
The trio joins Dalton Gieselman of Bloomfield, Mitchell Rudie from Springfield, Waylon Sherman of Wahoo and Keaton Wattier of O’Neill as members of the 2023 recruiting class.
“We are excited to announce these additions as we feel like all three of these athletes are guys that with some collegiate experience will be able to develop and become contributors to our team,” commented Coach Brink.
Quentin Dreyer from Manning, Iowa is a transfer from Des Moines Area Community College and will have four years of eligibility with the Wildcats in the fall and compete in cross country and track and field. He is a graduate of IKM-Manning High School in Iowa and will compete in the middle distances at WSC. Dreyer is a two-time state qualifier in cross country and track and field. Last spring as a senior, he placed fourth in the Class 1A 1600-meter run (4:34.13) and eighth in the 3,200-meter run (10:04.37) while also running on two relay teams. Dreyer also excels in the classroom, earning All-Academic honors in both sports for four seasons.
Jarrett McQueen is a decathlete from Papillion-LaVista South High School where he competed in football, swimming and track and field, starting three years in swimming, two in track and field and one in football. Personal best marks for McQueen include 16.46 in the 110 hurdles, 44.20 seconds in the 300 hurdles and 11’ 8” in the pole vault. He also excels in the classroom being named to the National Honor Society.
Joshua Olesen is a thrower from Allen High School where he is a multi-sport standout in football, basketball and track and field. In football, Olesen was First Team All-District three seasons and named All-State Class D2 Honorable Mention during senior season while playing on four Class D2 playoff teams for the Eagles. He is averaging 10 points per game in basketball and medaled in the shot put at every meet during his junior season last spring. Olesen was also selected to play in the Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Game this summer in Norfolk. Personal best marks for Olesen are 47’ 5” in the shot put and 121’ 0” in the discus.
The Wayne State College men didn’t have any indoor qualifiers but will return to the outdoor competition during their lone home event of the season. The Wildcat Classic is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 25 – 26.