signs cross country runner from Mount Angel, Ore.
Idaho – Eva Vaquera, a senior at Kennedy High School in
Mount Angel, Ore., has signed a national letter of intent to
run for the Lewis-Clark State College women’s cross country
team this fall, LCSC coach Mike Collins has announced.
has built up an impressive running resume that includes
First Team All-State Cross Country her junior and senior
seasons after finishing fourth and sixth, respectively, at
the state meet. Collins says her senior year finish may be
the bigger of the two accomplishments as the state meet was
only her third meet after being held out most of the year
with a knee injury.
also represented the state of Oregon in the Nike Borderclash
race her junior year. In addition, she was her district
champion in 2005, holds her school record for 5 kilometers
and was the team’s captain this past year.
competed in track as a junior for the first time and
finished eighth at the state meet in the 3,000 meters, and
10th in the 1,500. She was voted her team’s most
also serves as student body secretary at Kennedy, is a
member of the National Honor Society, and volunteers with
Habitat for Humanity. She has a high school GPA over 3.75.
excited about Eva coming to the program,” Collins says.
“Obviously she is a very talented young lady. However, what
most people don’t know is she has been running less than two
years and her performance at state cross country this past
year was on extremely limited training. I think a lot of
coaches overlooked this young lady and I am sure it won’t
take too long into the fall season before they realize
this. She will undoubtedly have an impact on our program
immediately and long term.”