Young picks USD

The latest in a long line of Rapid City Central sprinting standouts has made a decision on where she'll take her talents in college and she won't really even have to change up much in the way of colors in her wardrobe.

The Cobblers' Hannah Young, the defending state champion in the Class AA 200 meters, signed a letter of intent with the University of South Dakota today ... taking a major decision off of her plate as she prepares to add more hardware to her and the school's trophy case this upcoming spring. Young was also a key piece on two state championship relay teams and will enter her senior season as one of the state's favorites in the sprints.

Young said, "When I went to visit the team they were really nice and friendly and I know a couple of people that go there so I think I'll feel really at home there so that's why I chose there. Probably confidence is something that I need to work on because I really don't have that. My friends before my races are telling me like, 'You'll do fine, you can do it, so that really helps me and that's something I need to work on.

"They just told me that I'd be a really big help to the team and that if I went there it'd be huge points for them and I could really help them, so that just kind of sold me on that."

Young plans to major in elementary education while competing for the Coyotes. The first high school track meet of the season is scheduled for March 16th at the Chadron State Indoor Meet.