After a stellar cross country career and looking to end his track and field career on a high note, Crofton senior Tanner Arens made his official decision to continue his cross country and track and field careers in college.
Arens’ family and Morningside head cross country and track and field coach David Nash were in attendance Tuesday as the senior Warrior signed his letter of intent to run at Morningside next fall.
“I love to run,” Arens stated. “Running in college and at a collegiate level is a perk and a bonus on top of it.”
Arens plans on participating in cross country during the fall, indoor track in the winter and outdoor track in the spring. Multiple sports are nothing new to Arens though.
“You know what to expect because you know you don’t get an extended break in between seasons,” Arens noted. “You keep going and you don’t get burned out as easily.”
A big reason for Arens’ selection was Morningside’s new agriculture program and its solid cross county program.
“They have a really strong coaching and cross country team at Morningside,” Arens added. “That was a big thing for me. Another thing is I wanted to go into ag and they’re starting a new ag program and ag business there.”
A four-time state qualifier and state medalist in cross country and a two-time qualifier in the 1,600 in track, Arens hopes to gain a priceless experience at Morningside running for the Mustangs.
“To have that experience and have fun are a big thing for me,” Arens concluded.