LCSC track team signs Troy High thrower Howe
Megan Howe, a three-sport standout at Troy High School, signed a letter-of-intent to compete for the Lewis-Clark State College women’s track program on Wednesday.
Howe signed the letter in the LCSC athletic department offices with head coach Mike Collins and throwing coach Arlen Olson. Howe’s family also was present.
Howe, who throws the shot put and discus at Troy, will compete in those events as well as the weight and hammer throws.
“I think as a freshman she has an opportunity to both qualify for the (NAIA) national indoor and outdoor meets in the hammer and weight throws,” says Olson, who is the throwing coach for Howe for her summer club team. “She has great ability and is a great athlete.”
Howe just completed her fourth year on the Troy varsity volleyball squad, which placed third at the State 1A Tournament two weeks ago at the LCSC Activity Center. Howe was a second-team all-district tournament pick for the second straight season.
Howe also has competed in basketball for two seasons, and track and softball for a season each. She missed last year’s basketball and track season with a knee injury. In her only complete high school season as a thrower, Howe placed third in the shot put at the Idaho State 1A meet as a sophomore. She has a personal best of more than 37 feet in the event.
Howe has a 3.8 grade point average at Troy High and is a member of the Honor Roll. She plans to major in Nursing at LCSC.