East Jessamine senior and three-sport athlete Emily Montgomery signed a letter of intent with Limestone College last week.
“I believe that a door opened and I needed to take the opportunity, and I think that I’m right taking it and I’m excited about it,” Montgomery said of her college choice. “It’ll help me to grow stronger as a person.”
Montgomery — who plays soccer and runs track and cross-country — will continue her track and cross-country careers with the Saints next fall.
During her senior year, Montgomery competed at the state cross-country championship, where she placed 97th with a time of 23 minutes, 3.71 seconds.
“Cross-country comes a lot easier to me and track is a little harder, but I’ve been to state with both and I like both,” Montgomery said.
Montgomery competed at the track-and-field state championships as a junior. She was the third leg in East’s 4x800-meter relay team, which placed 11th with a time of 10:40.73.
“We as a track family do appreciate you allowing us to be a part of your life, which is a small part of your life, but it will be a part of your life for the rest of your life,” East Jessamine track coach Sylvester Turner said.
On the soccer pitch, Montgomery was a midfielder.
Limestone College is a small liberal-arts college in Gaffney, S.C. The Saints compete in the Division II level.
“(I’m looking forward to) making new friends and meeting new people and growing as a person and a runner, and (college) is a good stepping stone for my future,” Montgomery said.
She plans on studying athletic training or social work.