WAYNE – A couple weeks back the Wayne State College women’s track & field team added their eighth signee to the 2020 recruiting class.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletic Department, Annie McCartney of Lawrence-Nelson High School has signed a national letter of intent to attend Wayne State College and compete in cross country and track & field for the Wildcat women’s teams in the 2020-21 academic year.
McCartney will join Megan Hansen of South Sioux City, Emily Smollen from Grand Island, Brooke Solomon of Yankton, South Dakota, Jercey Irish of Cozad, Kelsey Larsen of Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur, Makenna Taake from Battle Creek and Reilly Young of Greeley as other members of the 2020 Wildcat women’s track & field recruiting class for head coach Marlon Brink.
McCartney was a multi-sport standout at Lawrence-Nelson High School, starting four years in track and field, three years in volleyball and two in basketball. She was a three-year Class D state qualifier in track and field – two years in the 800-meter run and three years in the 4 x 800-meter relay. During her senior season, McCartney was a starter on the Lawrence-Nelson volleyball team that was 31-5 and placed third in Class D2 and also started on the girls basketball team that made the Class D2 state tournament with a 25-2 record.
McCartney also excelled in the classroom, earning Academic All-State honors in all three sports and was an All-State honorable mention selection in volleyball and basketball. She will join older sister Molly as a member of the Wildcat women’s cross country and track & field teams.