Brummell signs with Chadron State College track and field team


TORRINGTON – Torrington High School senior Allison Brummell signed her National Letter of Intent to compete for the Chadron State College Eagle track and field team next season.

Coming into the recruiting process, she wasn’t sure she wanted to do college sports or not.

“I had my mind set that I wasn’t going to,” Brummell said. “I ended up having the head coach at Doane (Nebraska) University come to me and really wanted me. He opened my eyes to what college sports could look like.”

She ended up visiting with the CSC coach and attended a track camp at the college in January. It ended with an official school visit and an offer.

“He saw the potential I had in person,” Brummell said. “I took a college visit. It wasn’t my first choice, but they had my degree where Doane doesn’t.”

The signing came less than 24 hours after she won triple jump at the Best in the West Classic in Scottsbluff, Nebraska despite still in the healing process from stress fractures in both shins from the indoor season.

“It’s been a tough recovery, and I’m still not hitting my personal marks that I wanted to be hitting by this point in season,” Brummell said. “Yesterday’s win wasn’t my best, but a win is a win.”

Brummell, also an accomplished volleyball player, chose track over volleyball because of one thing – potential.

“I choose track over volleyball for the fact I have way more potential when it came to the college level. Volleyball, I still struggled a little bit in high school. I knew I would probably make it bigger through track than volleyball.”

She will be majoring in interior design.

“She’s been a big-time jumper, long jump and triple jump at first, and then we convinced her to do high jump last year,” THS coach Mark Sims said. “She’s battling an injury right now, which is kind of frustrating, but those four years, she had a good run. She’s always been set on breaking the long jump and triple jump, and now high jump, records. She’s done a lot of good things for our program.”

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