WAYNE – With the spring season complete, the Wayne State College women’s track and field team has added to their recruiting class for the next season.
On Thursday, June 1 head track and field coach Marlon Brink announced that six more student athletes have signed their National Letter of Intent to attend Wayne State College during the 2017-18 school year.
Joining the Wildcat women are Hanna Lazure of Fort Calhoun, Molly McCartney from Nelson, Sophie Noecker from Hartington, Sabrina Sack of Waverly, McKenzie Scheil from Fairmont and Jadin Wagner from Lawton, Iowa. They join Kenzie Sullivan from Laurens, Iowa and Sarah Stang from Herman as members of the 2017-18 Wildcat women’s recruiting class.
Hanna Lazure is a high jumper from Fort Calhoun High School. She is a three-year state qualifier in the high jump, tied for eighth as a sophomore in 2015 (5’ 0”), tied for 10th as a junior (5’ 0”) and was 12th this year in Class B as a senior at 5’ 0”. Lazure also ran a leg on Fort Calhoun’s 400-meter relay team at state placing eighth. She holds the school record in the high jump at 5’ 4 ½” and is an Academic All-State selection the last two years.
Molly McCartney is a distance runner from Lawrence/Nelson High School where she was a State Track qualifier all four years in three events each year in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs and 3200-meter relay. She is a three-time state champion in the Class D 1600-meter run and won the Class D 3200-meter run as a junior and senior. McCartney also earned state medals all four years in the 3200-meter relay and ended her career winning medals in 11 of 12 events with five individual state titles. She also excels in the classroom earning Academic All-State Honors in volleyball, basketball and track and field.
Sophie Noecker is a sprinter/hurdler from Hartington-Newcastle Public High School. She is a multi-sport standout for the Wildcats, earning All-Lewis and Clark Conference Honors in volleyball and basketball as a sophomore, junior and senior. Noecker qualified for state track in four events this year and earned in medals in three, placing sixth in the Class C 100-meter dash (12.8) and eighth in the 300-meter hurdles (48.0) while running a leg on the fourth place 400-meter relay team (51.3) while also qualifying in the 200-meter dash. She is also an Academic All-State selection in all three sports.
Sabrina Sack is a distance runner from Waverly High School. She is a four-year starter in cross-country and three-year starter in track and field. Sack was a Class B state cross-country qualifier as a junior and is coached by former Wildcat track standout Cody Gregory.
McKenzie Scheil is a thrower from Fillmore Central High School where she was a two-year Class C state qualifier in the shot put. As a senior, she placed sixth at 39’ 1” and was seventh in her junior year at 38’ 7”. Scheil was also a three-year starter in volleyball and lettered three years in basketball at Fillmore Central High School.
Jadin Wagner is a thrower from Lawton-Bronson High School in Iowa. She had a stellar senior season, earning Class 1A All-State honors in volleyball while winning a state title in the shot put at the Iowa Class 1A state track meet. Wagner was a four-year state qualifier in the shot put and won the event as a senior at 40’ 11 1/2” while also placing fifth as a junior (37’ 4”) and third as a sophomore (38’ 1 ¼”). She was also a state qualifier in the discus as a senior. In volleyball, she led Lawton-Bronson to the Iowa Class 1A state tournament with a 33-8 record, recording First Team All-State honors with 344 kills (3.34 kills per set), 72 digs, 38 blocks and 20 service aces.
The Wayne State women finished 12th at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships recently in Florida with 21 points and placed eighth at the 2017 NSIC Outdoor Track and Field Championships with 37 points. WSC returns all 37 points scored to next year’s team.