Today seniors Emily Gueller and Grace Ridgeway signed their letters of intent to participate in NCAA athletics after graduating from Lovejoy.
Emily Gueller signed to run cross country and track with Colorado State Pueblo. Colorado State Pueblo is a Division II university that competes in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Emily is a 4 year varsity runner for cross country and track & field and captain for the cross country team. While at Lovejoy, she helped the girls cross country team qualify for the Regional Championship four times and helped the team earn two district runner up titles. Emily owns the Lovejoy 2000 meter steeple chase record with a time of 7:59.97.
Grace Ridgeway signed to join the track and field team with the University of Arkansas – “Track Capitol of the World.” Arkansas is a Division I university that competes in the South Eastern Conference. Grace is a 4 year varsity track and field athlete and captain. While at Lovejoy she has set or tied a total of 8 school records including the following:
100M – 12.22
200M – 25.80
300M Hurdles – 43.82
4X100 M Relay – 48.19
4X200M Relay – 1:44.10
Pole Vault – 12’6″
60M – 7.88
Sprint Meadly Relay- 4:22.59.
In pole vault, Grace placed 5th overall at the state meet in 2016 and was the 5A Girls State Champion in 2017. In 2017 she was also named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 5A All State Track and Field team. She has also been named Team MVP for 3 consecutive years.
Congrats to both Emily and Grace on your signing and we wish you both the best of luck this track season of your senior year!