Exeter-Milligan athlete Maitlyn Thomsen is surrounded by her parents Doug and Dacel Thomsen as she signs a letter of intent to run track at Doane College. Looking over her shoulder as she signs are Exeter-Milligan Track Coach Jackson Krejci (left) and Doane Track Coach Ed Fye (right).
Wednesday, February 25 was another big day for Exeter-Milligan athletes.
Maitlyn Thomsen signed a letter of intent to participate in track at Doane College in Crete.
“I wanted to go to a smaller school and still be able to compete in track,” explained Thomsen, “I will do long jump and sprints. Coach Fye has talked to me about heptathlon.”
Thomsen has been a three sport athlete at Exeter-Milligan, shining on the softball field, the basketball court and especially on the track. She has gone to the state track meet every year so far and brought home a medal every year.
“The Exeter-Milligan community has given me so much support along with my coaches to be able to get me a long way.”
Her track coach at Exeter-Milligan, Jackson Krejci has great hopes for Thomsen at Doane, “I think she will fit in really well at Doane. Throughout her career she has had the ability to fit in slot wherever she was needed and she is an all-around athlete. She has had a great career at Exeter-Milligan.”
Coach Fye sees that as well, “Maitlyn is a great athlete. I really hope to see her complete as a heptathlete. She is a great leader and comes from a great program. We hope to give her the same kind of success she had in high school.”
Right now Thomsen says her major is undecided but “it may be something in the health field.”