Southwood senior Emily Lehner signed her national letter of intent Thursday to further her running career at Indiana Wesleyan University next year.
Lehner was Southwood’s top cross country runner and also runs the 800 in track and will be looked upon to compete in both at Indiana Wesleyan. Lehner quoted ” I would like to run the 800 in track but I’m willing to adapt to help the team”.
This past fall in cross country season Lehner was 3rd in the TRC, 10th at the sectional, 21st at regional and 100th at the semi state with her final track season coming this spring. Lehner was awarded the Lady Knights most valuable runner in cross country.
Indiana Wesleyan coach John Foss ” Emily has terrific study habits and terrific growth potential. She has been very well coached to compete at the college level”.
Lehner will major in Exercise Science and is taking Theology classes at Wesleyan now. When ask why she chose Indiana Wesleyan Lehner said ” It felt the most like home and I really fit in well with the team”.
Seated L-R : Annie Lehner(Mother), Emily Lehner, Brent Lehner(Father)
Standing L-R : Southwood A.D. Tom Finicle, Cross Country Coach Troy Andrews, Track Coach Troy Friedersdorf, IWU Coach John Foss, Coach Heather Hyden.