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Aztec Track Star Signs With Ca University


December 21, 2018

Aztec Tiger track star Hailey Chapman signs letter of intent to run for the Hawks at Holy Name University, Oakland CA proud parents Mitch and Terri look on as do Coach Anna Strauss, Asst. Coach Bill Sexton and Head Coach Jeremy Newland.- PHOTO - COACH Maxwell, Special to TALON

Photos and Story by Jacque Ritchie, TALON

Were all those frigid early morning runs and late night study sessions worth it? According to Tiger track star Hailey Chapman,"Yes definitely, I feel really good right now." Chapman confided, "If you'd asked me a year ago...I don't think I would have said I had a shot...I felt like this kind of fell in my lap." On December 18, 2018 as her proud parents and coaches looked on, Chapman signed a Letter of Intent to run for Holy Name University in Oakland California. When not on the track, Chapman plans to study psychology. How does Chapman feel about running so far from home? "I'm a little bit nervous, yeah, but I went out there and visited last summer and met the coach (Eric Glenn) and everybody and they seemed really nice so I think it's going to be good." Chapman's favorite event is the mile, achieving 5:42 as her best time, "I like the mile because it's not too long...it's over before you know it."

Dad, Mitch, is a manager of a Farmington machine shop and Mom, Terri, works for San Juan County. Terri said of her daughter, "She's worked hard and earned everything she's got...she's very self-disciplined. Now she gonna live her dream. I'm blessed."

Chapman wanted to thank her former coach Steve Lanier (retired) and the current coaching staff including, Head Coach Jeremy Newland, Assistant Coach Bill Sexton and Coach Anna Strauss for all their invaluable assistance, kindness and knowledge during her high school journey as a Tiger, "I will always remember how strong of a town we are and how close we all are."


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