Wayne State College head track and field coach Marlon Brink has announced the signings of five student-athletes during the recent spring signing period to the Wildcat women’s track and field program for the 2018-19 season. The list of recruits include Marin Jetensky of Tekamah, Mikayla Marvin from O’Neill, Amanda Mote of Trenton, Hannah Penner from Bellevue and Allie Rosener of Newcastle, bringing the total of the 2018 recruiting class to 11 signings.
Marin Jetensky is a middle distance runner from Tekamah-Herman High School. Last year as a junior, she helped Tekamah-Herman win a district title and was a Class C state qualifier in the 400-meter dash. In 2016, she was a state qualifier in the 1600 and 3200-meter runs and was a Class C state qualifier as a freshman in the 1600-meter run. Jetensky was an East Husker All-Conference First Team selection in volleyball this year and Third Team All-Conference in basketball. In the classroom, Jetensky earned Academic All-State honors in volleyball, basketball and track and field.
“Marin is developing into a very good track and field long sprinter,” said Coach Brink. “After starting her career as a distance runner, Marin is finding more speed and is specializing in the 400 and 800 and seeing more success. I think she will continue to develop her speed and become even better as a collegiate runner.”
Mikayla Marvin is a pole vaulter from O’Neill High School where she has medaled at state her first three years in the pole vault, placing sixth in Class B as a freshman, second as a sophomore and third last year as a junior. Her personal best mark of 11′ 5″ is a record in northeast Nebraska. Marvin was also a three-year starter in softball and earned All-District honors as a senior and Second Team All-Mid States Conference honors.
“Mikayla will make an immediate impact on our team and hopefully in the NSIC in the pole vault,” remarked Brink. “We believe she has the ability to be one of the best we have ever had at WSC. Mikayla is an exceptional student as well and will be in the RHOP program in nursing.”
Amanda Mote is a distance runner from Hitchcock County High School. She is a three-year Class D State cross country qualifier and four-year letter winner in track and field. Mote placed 12th in the 2016 Class D State Cross Country Meet.
“Amanda is an experienced cross country runner, having qualified for the state meet three years in a row,” commented Coach Brink. “I believe that experience will help her become a valuable asset for our women’s team this coming season.”
Hannah Penner is from Omaha Gross Catholic High School and a two-year letter winner in cross country and track and field. She was a Class B State Cross Country qualifier as a junior.
“Hannah is relatively new to cross country/distance running, but has a good background in soccer, which shows her athleticism and will hopefully help her transition into a good cross country/distance runner,” stated Brink. “She is a hard worker and has a positive attitude, which should help her make the jump to college cross country and track and field.”
Allie Rosener is from Hartington-Newcastle High School and is a three-sport standout in cross country, basketball and track and field. She helped the Wildcats win four Lewis and Clark Conference cross country titles and placed 8th at the Class C State Cross Country Meet as a senior (20:53). Rosener was a three-year Class C state cross country qualifier and earned Lewis and Clark All-Conference honors in basketball and a senior and sophomore.
“Allie is a very competitive runner and should be an immediate impact on our team,” remarked Brink. “She is a hard worker and has had some good success in high school that will carry over into college. Allie is an exceptional student and will follow in the line of highly successful student athletes that will do well in the classroom and on the track.”
Wayne State College is an NCAA Division II school located in Wayne, Nebraska and competes in the 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.