YODER – Connections to Chadron State College run deep for Greg Logsdon, whose parents attended school at the Nebraska school.
Logsdon, a Southeast High School senior, will carry on that tradition signing a National Letter of Intent to continue his athletic career and education at a member of the Eagles’ track and field team next season.
“From the beginning, I liked Chadron State,” he said.
Track and field began to click for Logsdon his junior and knew that’s what he wanted to do at the college level.
“I started liking track my junior year,” Logsdon said. “I thought it was a good fit for me to continue sports in college.”
In what proved to be his final season running track for the Cyclones, Logsdon capped off his high school track career placing fifth as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team, second on the 4x400 relay team, third on the 4x800 relay team and ninth in the long jump at the 2019 Wyoming State Track and Field Championships in Casper.
He is planning to continue being a middle-distance runner for the Eagles.
“As of now, I plan on running in the 400 and maybe the long jump,” Logsdon said.
Logsdon will join high school teammate Morgan Ekwall, who also recently signed to compete for CSC, next year.
“I’m glad Morgan choose Chadron with me,” Logsdon said. “I won’t have anyone strange going up there with me. I’ll have a recognizable face in track. It’ll be fun doing track with Morgan. Even though, she throws, and I’ll run, we’ll still be on the same team and we’ll be able to talk.”
On the education side, Logsdon plans to study education and become a physical education teacher with the ultimate goal of becoming a coach.
“I think it would be fun and a good choice for me,” Logsdon said. “I help with the Torrington Wrestling Club, and people say I’m good with kids and coaching kids. I think being a physical education teacher would be a good fit for me.”
Logsdon has spent his entire life at Southeast and is thankful for experience.
“I’ve been (at Southeast) for 13 years – even since kindergarten. It’s been fun. The teachers know everyone, and everyone knows the teachers. It’s just a great experience to go to a school that is small,” Logsdon said. “I would like to thank the office ladies, Renee Stoddard and Brandy Tighe. Those are the ones who pushed us to do stuff in school and do great in school.”