WAYNE – A couple weeks after adding to the 2020 Wayne State College women’s track & field recruiting class, three more student-athletes will continue their athletic careers as a Wildcat.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletic Office, head track and field coach Marlon Brink announced three additional student-athletes have committed to attend Wayne State College in the 2020-21 academic year.
Megan Hansen of South Sioux City, Emily Smollen from Grand Island and Brooke Solomon of Yankton, South Dakota will join Jercey Irish of Cozad, Kelsey Larsen of Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur, Makenna Taake from Battle Creek and Reilly Young of Greeley as members of the 2020 recruiting class.
Megan Hansen is a hurdler from South Sioux City High School where she was a three-year starter in track and field and volleyball. She was the 2019 Class B State champion in the 100 hurdles as a junior in 15.00 seconds and was also a state qualifier in the 300 hurdles and 400-meter relay. As a sophomore, Hansen was a Class A state qualifier in the 100 hurdles and as a freshman qualified in the 1600-meter relay. Hansen was an All-River Cities Conference selection in track and field as a sophomore and junior and holds school records in the 100 hurdles and 400-meter relay.
Emily Smollen is a jumper/sprinter from Grand Island Northwest High School where she was a three-year letter winner in track and field. She was a 2019 Class B state qualifier in the triple jump and 400-meter relay and was the 2019 Central Conference triple jump champion while helping her team win a conference title. Smollen holds a personal best mark of 35′ 3 ½” in the triple jump and is an honor roll student.
Brooke Solomon is a distance runner from Yankton High School in South Dakota who will compete in both cross country and track and field for the Wildcats. She was a four-year letter winner in both sports, starting her high school career at South Sioux City.