St. Thomas More athletes sign national letters of intent
RAPID CITY, S.D. – A number of local high school athletes have already signed national letters of intent this season to compete at the next level.
Now St. Thomas More has added three more names to the list.
Cody Farland, Cross Country and Track at Dakota State University
Cody Farland signed a letter of intent on March 17 to compete in track and cross country at Dakota State University in Madison.
Farland is a three time state placer in cross country.
In fact, he won the Class ‘A’ state title last fall, the first in school history.
Farland chose Dakota State because of his major which is cyber security.
“They actually had my preferred major which is cyber security,” Cody Farland said. “I know they’re really credible in that area. I also had the opportunity to visit with their track coach and that was a great experience. I really enjoyed our talk and I think I’m really going to like the way he’s going to coach us.”
Chael Thorn, Track and Field at the University of Mary
Chael Thorn put pen to paper on March 17 and plans to compete in track and field for the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND.
Thorn competed for the Philip Scotties before transferring to St. Thomas More.
He placed eighth in the 400 at the State ‘B’ track meet as a sophomore in 2019.
Thorn will compete in the 400 and and the 4 x 400 meter relay team at the University of Mary.
“They have a really good undergraduate program in exercise science and their PT program is very very good,” Chael Thorn said. “They have an early assurance program which means once I apply for that, I’m automatically accepted into their PT school once I’m accepted for their early assurance program. So that is obviously very very nice. Also they have an incredible track facility so.”
Madisyn Edwards, Women’s Soccer at Saint Ambrose University
Madisyn Edwards signed a letter of intent to play women’s soccer for Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.
Edwards has been on the STM soccer team since she was a freshman and started playing varsity as a sophomore.
She is excited about competing at the next level.
“Well it’s in a really good spot,” Madisyn Edwards said. “The atmosphere is amazing. The coach is so welcoming, as well as, the faculty and staff. I know I’m going to better my education there because the atmosphere is just so amazing there.”