Saturday, April 15, 2017

Roberts signs to run track at Prairie View A&M

PLAINVIEW, Texas -- Last summer Kaizha Roberts sat down and wrote down her goals for her upcoming senior year at Plainview High School.

Some had to do with academics, some had to do with athletics. One was to earn a track scholarship at a Division I school.

Roberts accomplished that goal Wednesday when she signed a letter of intent to attend Division I Prairie View A&M University on a full track scholarship. She will compete in the long and triple jumps and the sprints, events for which she has qualified for the UIL state meet the past three years. Roberts went in the long and triple jumps her freshman and sophomore seasons and in the 100-meter dash last year.

Roberts had offers from a number of colleges, including Troy University in Alabama and Ivy League school Cornell University in upstate New York. Not wanting to be that far from home, she decided to remain in Texas.

Roberts went to Prairie View for a campus visit in October for homecoming weekend. She took in a football game and toured the campus and talked with track head coach Angela Williams and assistant coach Phillip Butler, who is the jumps coach as well as the recruiting coordinator.

The Plainview High senior took a liking to the coaches.


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