BRLD Track & Field Standout Cole Christoffersen has signed with Wayne State. Christoffersen, who also played football and basketball for the Wolverines, says coaching factored into his decision to do track in college. “Our football coach, Coach Peter, he went to Wayne and he was a thrower, for the same guy. And he said a lot of good things about their program, and what they had going for them. And this year they sent a girl down to Nationals, and she competed well, and ended up well, so there were kind of some determining coaching factors that helped me to do track there.”
Christoffersen says small class sizes and being close to family drew him to WSC.
He had a few offers in football from other colleges.
Christoffersen says making state for BRLD and Lyons-Decatur Northeast should help him in college. “It’s going to help me have experience in like the bigger meet since your everday meet it might not have that many people, where at the state meet you’ve got people from all over the place coming to watch and see the competition, and see who the top people are in the state of Nebraska track wise.”
Christoffersen qualified for state in the shot put his Junior Year at Lyons-Decatur Northeast and his senior year for BRLD, and and qualified for the discus at Class C State as a senior.
He will participate in the shot put, discus, and hammer throw for the Wildcats.
He joins seven others as members of the 2017-18 Wildcat men’s recruiting class.
“We believe Cole is a “diamond in the rough” having only competed in track for two seasons at the high school level”, remarked Wayne State Head Coach Marlon Brink. “Cole had former WSC thrower Matt Peter as his coach this past year at BRLD and he is just starting to really take off with his technique. And he has the ideal body frame (6-4, 250) for a thrower. His success as a power lifter also shows he will work hard in the weight room.”