She's been one of central Virginia's most decorated prep track & field stars and now she's settled on her next destination.
Five-time state pole vault champion Hannah Meador will head west to the University of South Dakota, signing her letter of intent to join the Coyotes Wednesday.
"It's very exciting," Meador said. "It's really great to have everyone here. All my friends and family and coaches. I've been looking forward to this day for four years."
Meador owns three outdoor pole vault state titles and two indoor titles. She'll go for her fourth straight outdoor title later this spring.
Meador says pole vaulting in college has always been the next step for her.
"I started pole vaulting in the eighth grade so I've always been looking at colleges to do that. I'm excited to go compete at the next level."
It was also a big day for Bryce Campanelli. The two-time state diving finalist signed on with the Brown Bears of the Ivy League. Campanelli was also a member of the tennis and football teams at Fluvanna.
"I wanted to go someplace where I'd be both athletically and academically challenged," Campanelli said. "I knew I'd be surrounded by some of the brightest minds and best athletes (at Brown.)"
Campanelli says swimming at the Division I level has been a lifelong dream.
"Some of it has sunk in," he explained. "It's still sort of surreal thinking I'm going to one of the best colleges in the country. And it just sort of felt like home and where I could see myself for the next four years."
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