Lewiston hurdler Stuffle signs to run at LCSC
Lewiston’s Bethany Stuffle, who over the weekend qualified for the USA Track & Field’s Junior Nationals meet, has signed a letter-of-intent to compete at Lewis-Clark State College, Warrior coach Mike Collins announced on Tuesday.
Stuffle, who is the daughter of Lewiston High track coach Keith Stuffle, excels in the hurdlers and longer sprints. She qualified for Junior Nationals in the 400 hurdles, an event she will focus on at LCSC as well.
“We believe that she has a lot of potential to do well here and hope to see her qualify for (NAIA) nationals in the next few years,” Collins said.
Stuffle competed at the Idaho State Class 5A meet in Boise all four years she ran track at Lewiston High in a multitude of events and relays. During her senior year, she finished second in the 300 hurdles at district and then finished sixth in the event at State with a personal best time of 47.06 seconds. She also was part of two relay teams that earned state medals. Her 800 relay team placed fifth while the 1,600 relay team was sixth. She also qualified for State in the long jump despite not competing in the event since junior high.
Last summer, Stuffle also qualified for the Junior Nationals and placed in the top 30 in the 400 hurdles.
“Importantly, Bethany has what we are looking for in other areas as well,” Collins said. “She was her class salutatorian with a GPA of 3.98 and was a member of the National Honor Society and the German National Honor Society.”
Collins said he’s thrilled to have Bethany sign with the Warriors. Her father also was a hurdler and qualified for the Olympic trials during his career.
“It means a lot to us that he is supportive of seeing Bethany continue her athletics and academics under our guidance here at Lewis-Clark State College,” Collins said.