Lady Eagle leaves the nest

On April 26 at Brady High School Michaela Jurjens signed her letter of intent to compete on the track team of Doane College. Present to witness the event were family and her head coach Mr. Britten and Doane’s Head Coach Ed Fye.¬†Coach Fye first found out about the talented Jurjens at a camp he was working. Michaela has been to the college for a visit. She will also be receiving two scholarships to attend. One for pole vaulting and the other for academics.

 “I knew of her just because she was very good at state last year and she came to the track camp this last summer that we had in Lexington. We were doing some drills and she was able to pick up things really fast. At that point I knew she had the ability to be a pretty good vaulter when she gets to the college level,” said Coach Fye.

Michaela is planning on a double major. Accounting and physical education with a focus on athletic training are the areas she is interested in studying.

 “In the summer we tell them to have a good time because we have nine months of training when they start at college,” stated Coach Fye.