Wayne, Neb. —- Wayne State College head track and field coach Marlon Brink has announced that Kelsey Larsen from Bancroft-Rosalie/Lyons-Decatur (BRLD) High School has signed a national letter of intent to attend Wayne State and compete for the Wildcat women’s track and field team in the 2020-21 academic year. She will join Jercey Irish of Lexington, Makenna Taake from Battle Creek and Reilly Young of Greeley as members of the 2020 recruiting class.
Larsen says she will be running middle distance events for the Wildcats.
“Kelsey is going to make an immediate impact on our team in the middle distance events,” remarked Coach Brink. “She will expand her abilities by running cross country this fall and the middle distance events during the indoor and outdoor seasons. Additionally she is a great student and accepted in the RHOP program”.
Larsen is a three sport standout (volleyball, basketball and track and field) during her high school career for the Wolverines. Last spring as a junior, she placed seventh in the Class C 800-meter run with a time of 2:25.37. Larsen was a Class C state qualifier in the 400-meter dash and 800-meter run as a sophomore and in the 800 and 1600-meter runs during her freshman season. She was the 800-meter champion at the 2019 East Husker Conference Meet and Norfolk Track and Field Classic.
In basketball, Larsen was a two-time Class C2 All-State honorable mention selection and helped BRLD reach the state tournament this year while earning All-East Husker Conference honors and was a three year starter in volleyball.
She says WSC is a natural fit.
Larsen says she also considered Concordia.
She says other things besides Track fueled her decision to become a Wildcat.
Larsen says she plans to major in Pre-Physical Therapy at WSC.
She is the daughter of Gregg and Laura Murphy.