By Alicia Dziak

On Thursday, June 7, SGI senior Elle Russell signed a letter of intent to attend Divison I Niagara University in the fall and compete on both their cross country and track teams.

Elle will major in nursing and said Niagara’s reputation for having a good program, while still allowing her to compete in running, was why she chose to go there.

She has competed on the cross country, indoor track and outdoor track teams for SGI throughout high school. During her time competing in the distance events, she was coached by SGI high school teachers Joseph Marvin, Mark Heichberger and Chad Russell, who also happens to be her father.

Elle said, “I am most looking forward to the independence in college.” Regarding her athletics, she hopes to drop her times in her events.

Best wishes Elle!