Declo track star signs with Weber State University

DECLO, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) This track star continues our streak of Magic Valley athletes taking advantage of the early signing period.

Two a half years ago, Courtney Christopherson made the best choice of her high school career. In May of 2015, the freshman clears five feet on the high jump, an event she tried only four weeks prior.

Fast forward to 2017, she sets a school record with 5'6.5". And on Wednesday, she signed her NLI to compete at Weber State University. That school record she set as a junior would rank her in the top 10 for the season in the Big Sky Conference.

The two-time 2A state champion is also a medalist in the triple jump and 100 meter hurdles.

This past spring she took third in both events.

She explains her interest in Weber State.

Christopherson said, "I just love the vibe I got when I visited and the athletes while I was watching practice were puking their guts out during circuits and they were laughing and making it a super good time. I really liked that, it stood out to me."

Weber State University Assistant Track Coach Tiffany Hogan explained, "she's one of those that we wanted because she has competed at the level we think will help us score at our conference meets and would benefit us. We feel we can benefit her and make her better. and she has the background with her other sports, that she has the motor skills she'll pick up on when she gets here and I'll teach her. She's going to be a phenomenal athlete, we're excited to have her at Weber State."

As a senior, Christopherson wants to win gold in all three events.

At 36 feet 11 inches, she's only an inch away from the school record in triple jump.



 
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