Part 2: RC Stevens students sign their letters of intent

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Last week marked a flurry of signings at Rapid City Stevens, as seven student athletes prepare to make the jump to the next level.

We showcased four students on Monday who signed on the dotted line.

We introduce you to three more now who plan to compete at the collegiate level.


Hailey Uhre, University of Wyoming, Cross Country and Track and Field

Hailey Uhre signed a letter of intent on Dec. 15 to complete in cross country and track and field at the University of Wyoming.

Uhre finished ninth at the 2021 state cross country meet.

She also placed fourth in the 1600 meter run and third in the 3200 at the state track meet.

Plus, Urhe was a member of the Stevens sprint medley relay team that won the Class ‘AA’ state title.

“I chose Wyoming because I really like the area,” said Hailey Uhre. “It’s really beautiful there. I like the team. I’m undecided on a major. So it has a lot of majors that I could chose from eventually.”


Alex Otten, Augustana University, Cross Country and Track and Field

Meanwhile, Alex Otten has committed to Augustana University in Sioux Falls.

He will compete in both cross country and track and field.

Otten placed 8th last fall at the state cross country meet.

Plus, he finished fifth in the 1600 meter run at the state track meet last spring and was a member of the Stevens team that won the 4 x  800 meter relay state title.

“So Coach Coy and Tracy Hellman, the coach at Augustana, they’re really good friends,” said Alex Otten. “They’ve been able to talk with each other a lot about both their programs and how I would fit in Augustana’s program. So their similarities in coaching styles and successes has really empowered me to go to Augustana.” 



Megan Baloun, Chadron State College, Track and Field

In addition, Megan Baloun signed a letter of intent to compete in track and field at Chadron State College.

Last spring at the state track meet, Baloun placed fourth in the triple jump and seventh in the high jump.

Plus, she owns the Raiders school record in the high jump at five feet, 0 inches.

“I chose Chadron State because I really like the coaching staff and the athletes that I met while I was there,” said Megan Baloun. “I really like the program in general and it kind of stood out to me compared to some of the other schools I visited. For the next level I think I’m going to be competing in triple jump and long jump. I also compete in high jump right now. But I think for next year, it’s just going to be triple and long.”

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