Tate and Myers Sign to Compete in D-1 College Athletics
Galion seniors, Braxton Tate and Kerrigan Myers, have officially signed to compete in D-1 college athletics.
Braxton has signed with Kent State University to run track and cross country, and he will be majoring in Early Childhood Education.
“I chose Kent State because they have a good program, and they’re trying to build something new and they want me to be a part of it.” He described being at Galion as a great family experience that he wants to represent well at the collegiate level.
“I want to thank everybody who has gotten me to this point—my coaches, my family, my friends, my team—everybody has played a major role,” he added.
Kerrigan Myers has signed with the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to run track, and she will be majoring in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.
“I chose Nebraska because the coaches have been there for me since the beginning of my junior year, and so with that relationship coming through the whole time, I really liked that. Academically and athletically there are so many resources available for me for help or anything I need.”
Kerrigan said that academically, the schools have helped to prepare her for college by getting her ready for the ACT and other big tests that she will take in college. Athletically, she said that her coaches have been there supporting her since her 7th grade year when she began track. “I was the state champion last year and they were there for me the whole time and they have always supported me,” she said.
When asked if there was anyone she would like to thank, she said wanted her coaches, family members, and teammates to know that without them, she would not be where she is today in her journey without them.
The Galion City School District would like to wish both of these exceptional individuals the best as they continue their academic and athletic careers elsewhere.