Melba's Watkins signs with LCSC cross country team
Amy Watkins, a senior at Melba High School just south of Boise, has signed a letter of intent to run for the Lewis-Clark State College cross country team next fall, Warrior coach Mike Collins has announced.
Watkins has been a standout in both cross country and track at Melba. In the fall, she finished 10th at the Idaho State Class 2A/1A Cross Country Meet. She also finished in the top 10 in three races at the Idaho State 2A Track Championships last spring. She took third in the 3,200 meters, fifth in the 1,600, and 10th in the 800.
“We are very excited about adding Amy to our running family here,” Collins said. “She comes from a smaller school where she has definitely excelled and has been coached well. We believe that this has set her up to continue that success at the next level, especially considering that she should transition into the small college feel that we have here with a lot of one on one attention to training and academics. Most importantly, running at this next level will put her in an environment where she will have a large number of teammates around her that are also very talented, which tends to make them all better runners.
Collins said Watkins’ impressive high school resume will likely grow during her senior year in track.
Collins said Watkins also is an outstanding student with a grade point average above 3.50. She plans to major in Education at LCSC.