Track and field signing: Methacton's Lauren Prusacki headed to D1 Western Carolina

Methacton senior Lauren Prusacki signs a national letter of intent to continue her academic and track and field career at Division I Western Carolina during a recent ceremony at the high school that was also attended by, standing from left, Stan Prusacki (Father), Rachel Prusacki (Sister), Jennifer Prusacki (Mother)

Lauren Prusacki profile

High School: Methacton High School

Graduation Year: 2018

College Choice: Western Carolina University

Parents: Jennifer and Stan Prusacki

Major Athletic Honors: District qualifier: 2015, 2016, 2017; State qualifier: 2016, 2017; National qualifier: 2015, 2017; All-Area Honorable Mention: 2017; PAC All-Conference Honorable Mention in 200m: 2016, 2017; PAC All-Conference 1st Team in 4x100m: 2016, 2017; All-Area 2nd Team: 2016; PAC All-Conference 2nd Team in 4x400m: 2016, 2017

Academic/community service: National Charity League, National Honor Society, Best Buddies

College Major: Interior Design

Other schools under consideration: Miami University (Ohio)

Why did you choose this school? “Western Carolina had everything I was looking for. I wanted to go south, run Division 1 track, and get a great education. Western Carolina checked all of the boxes. As a plus, I also got accepted into Western Carolina’s honors college!”

Reflections on high school career: “Throughout my career at Methacton, I have always been very driven. I worked harder and as a result, got better each year. Being able to be a part of this team has taught me so much about myself and has set me up for a very promising future.”

Other comments (people to thank): “I would like to thank my mom and dad for their unwavering support and for believing in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. I would also like to thank my trainer/coach, Tracy Peal, for working with me to improve not only my running but my confidence in my talent as well.”

Coach Tracy Peal’s comments: “Lauren is everything a coach could ask for. Her willingness to learn and improve makes her very coachable. She has a woman-like demeanor, quiet intensity, and competitive drive to be the best. Lauren leads by doing - and is the ultimate team player. Her successes on the track are extremely well-deserved, and her potential is being fully realized.”