Several Local Athletes Sign to College


POSTED: Friday, April 20, 2012 - 4:29pm

UPDATED: Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 8:49am

Today, several major high school signings today in El Paso, two to Division 1, while another signed to Division 2:

Jefferson High School is celebrating a big day for the Silver Foxes as one of their best athletes signed a Division I college scholarship today. Vania Anane put pen to paper and committed the next four years of her life to the Purdue University Track and Field program in front of an audience of 200. Now she will run hurdles and compete in the long and triple jumps in the very competitive Big 10 Conference.

"At first I was like, wow, Purdue wants to come talk to me. Also nerve-racking but I was excited to get the opportunity," Vania Anane. "I actually wanted cold weather. I like colder weather better than warm. But I know there is going to be a lot of competition so I know I'm going to have to step up more."

Andress High School's Lisa Bennett signed to run track at Texas Southern University in Houston. Bennett is a three-time District 1-4A champion in the 200 Meters and the 400 Meters. Bennett wants to study Psychology at Texas Southern, but first, she is the top runner at Regionals, which will be held Friday, April 27. Today, she spoke about signing to Texas Southern. "It feels pretty good because I actually didn't think I would get to D-1, I had my standards a little bit lower, but since it's D-1, I am actually pretty proud I got this far with the help of everybody else."

Eastwood High School's Shelby Greene signed her letter of intent to play Tennis at UT Permian Basin in Midland. Greene was part of a girls doubles team that qualified for regionals this past weekend.

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