On Wednesday, May 24, Asheville School senior Heather Capps committed to pole vault for the Track and Field team at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, North Carolina.
Asheville School Athletic Director Carl Boland congratulated Capps on earning this opportunity to compete at the Division II school during the commitment ceremony. "This is a culmination of an outstanding athletic career at Asheville School," he said. "Heather was a three-sport varsity athlete, and we know she can be enormously successful at the next level. It is an exciting end to her high school career to earn this athletic scholarship."
Capps lettered in Volleyball, Basketball and Track and Field during her senior year at Asheville School. She holds the school record in pole vaulting with a clearance of 9-6.
Her Asheville School coaches thanked Capps for her hard work, dedication, and seemingly boundless energy. Capps also works with local vaulting coach Henry Weaver, who wished her success and thanked her for her positive attitude and zest for life.
Capps says she is ready to join the team at Lenoir-Rhyne. "I'm excited about all of it," she said. "The atmosphere is a lot like Asheville School, which I love. I'm excited for the team and even for the summer workouts. I met some of my teammates and everyone was really close knit, so I am really looking forward to being a part of that."
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