Kerrigan Myers Earns New Balance All-American Status

April 15, 2020

Despite not getting quite the end of her senior year like she expected, Kerrigan Myers has still made quite the accomplishment—she has been named a 2020 New Balance All-American for the indoor track nationals in the 60-meter hurdles.

Although the meet could not be held due to COVID-19, the committee looked at each athlete’s times over the beginning of the season to where they had to stop, and they awarded the top 6 with the All-American status. 

“Kerrigan worked very hard since November for this honor. This was her goal for the indoor season, so I am very happy the NSAF (National Scholastic Athletics Foundation) decided to name her an All-American based on her times this season. It is a well-deserved honor for her. She had the 4th fastest time going into the meet and the top 6 are awarded with All-American status,” her track coach Todd Roston said. 

Myers was quite surprised at first because she didn’t expect the honors to be given out with the meet being cancelled, but she still feels very humbled with the award because she has worked very hard to get that title. “Whether that meet was cancelled or not, I still think I would have made All-American even though I was ranked 10th in the nation—every meet I was dropping time,” Myers said. 

Throughout high school, Myers has competed in quite a few events—pole vault, long jump, high jump, 100m hurdles, 100m dash, 300m hurdles, 200m dash, 4x100m relay, and the 400m dash—though her main events are the 100m hurdles, high jump, 4x100m relay, and the 200m dash.

“The titles that I hold are County Running MVP, MOAC Running MVP, 100m hurdle Regional and District champion, the 100m hurdle State Champion, and I wanted to repeat making All-American at the Outdoor New Balance Nationals,” Myers said.

Back in December, Kerrigan signed with the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to further her academic and athletic career. She will enter into the Pre-Vet program, and for track she will participate in the 100-meter hurdles, 200-meter dash, high jump, long jump, shot put, 800m run, and javelin.

With the future of the spring track season still uncertain, Myers is hopeful the season can still happen, but is keeping her momentum going to prepare herself for the next level just in case it doesn’t. “I am staying in shape. I’m not allowed to have any contact with my coaches. They are allowed to call and text me, but they are not allowed to coach me face-to-face. With other states cancelling their spring sports season, I am only hoping that we are able to have a season once the stay-at-home order is lifted. I have a state record and championship to win, and I’m not going to let what’s going on take that away from me,” Myers said.

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