Seneca Senior, Taylor Mailes, signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her Track and Field career at Northwest Missouri State.
The future Bearcat is the reigning Class 3 Long Jump State Champion and has a goal of breaking 18 feet in her senior season at Seneca or in her first season with the Bearcats.
Mailes was excited to talk about her new team and coach and even mentioned the fact that she will get to practice on an actual track at the next level.
“To be able to sign and commit and to just be ready for the next stage in life is awesome. And I’m ready to go with Coach Masters, I think he is going to help a lot and actually having a track to practice on, but just nerve-wracking, but I know God’s got me and this is the plan I think he has for me,” said Mailes.
The Seneca Senior was also impressed with how similar her new team, coaches, and community matched her home community.
“Seneca is an awesome community, and as you can see I’ve had a lot of people here to support me and I just think it’s going to be the same exact thing at Northwest. You know the coaches are awesome and Coach Masters took his time out to text me and tell me Happy Thanksgiving and I just think he really cares about each athlete and it will be the same exact way as Coach Schulty and Coach Mac and all the coaches here at Seneca,” added Mailes.
Mailes is a three sport athlete at Seneca and is currently a member of the basketball team in the winter, a member of the volleyball team in the fall, and will turn back to track and field during the spring.