Wayne State track and field coach Marlon Brink has announced the signings of Kenzie Sullivan from Laurens, Iowa and Sarah Stang of Herman during the NCAA early signing period. Both athletes will attend Wayne State College in 2017-18 and compete in throws for the Wildcat women’s track and field program.
Sullivan attends Laurens-Marathon High School in Iowa and competes in athletics at Pocahontas Area Community High School. Last year as a junior, she placed second in the Iowa Class 2A discus (131-7) and was also a state qualifier in the shot put. During her sophomore season, she was a state qualifier in both events and just missed placing in the shot put with a ninth place finish (36-7 3/4). While a freshman at Laurens-Marathon in 2014, she was a state qualifier in both events and placed sixth in the Class 1A shot put at 36-8 1/4.
“Kenzie is a great all-around athlete and has had some very good success in throwing the shot and discus in Iowa,” Brink said. “We believe she has the potential to do some great things during her career at Wayne State. She is also an outstanding student, which fits perfectly with our women’s team at Wayne State.”
Stang is from Tekamah-Herman High School where she is a multi-sport standout in basketball and track and field. She was a Class C state qualifier last spring as a junior in the shot put and discus, taking 10th in the shot (37-10) and 14th in the discus. Stang also earned Academic All-State honors in track as a junior and was Most Valuable Field participant as a sophomore and junior.
“Sarah is a good athlete who we think has a lot of potential to make some large improvements in the collegiate training environment,” remarked Brink. “We feel that she is motivated to reach new levels as a college thrower and are excited to see how much she can improve. And she is a top notch student ranking first in her class.”