Kelsey Braithwaite's 8th-place finish at Foot Locker Nationals set a high standard for Utah girls to aspire to in coming years. Photo by Don Rich, Penn Track XC.
The early returns on Utah college signings suggest that Weber State is loading up on women's distance for the next four years. Two of Utah's biggest female stars of the last few years have both inked with Weber State. Brigham Young has a long history of excellence in both men's and women's distance and the Cougars have already signed one of Utah's top talents for next year.
Please know that readers (especially athletes, parents, and coaches) are welcome to forward along information of additional signings. Photos of signees listed below or signees not yet on the list are welcome as well. I'll add additional signees to the list as word of those signings comes my way (see e-mail address in lower left corner of this page).
Kelsey Braithwaite, Box Elder High School to Weber State University
8th, Foot Locker Nationals, 17:38.4
1st. Utah 4A Cross Country, 17:36.40 (3 Miles)
6th, Utah 4A State Girls 3200 Meters, 11:08.07
Stacie Carter, Roy High School to Weber State University
2nd, Weber State Indoor Developmental Meet 800 Meters, 2:25.95
9th, Ogden/Web City/County XC Meet, 19:40
Desirae Cruse, Copper Hills High School to Weber State University
9th, Utah 5A State High Jump, 5-2
Jamie Stokes, Ogden High School to Weber State University
6th, NXR-SW, 17:57.15
1st. Utah 3A State Cross Country, 18:18.80
3rd, Utah 4A State 3200, 10:52.17
3rd, Utah 4A State 1600, 5:05.60
Clayton Young, American Fork High School to Brigham Young University
24th, NXN, 15:49.46
3rd, NXR-SW, 15:14.57
3rd, Utah 5A State Cross Country, 15:31.20
3rd, 5A State 1600 Meters, 4:16.21
3rd, 5A State 3200 Meters, 9:19.09