SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, Ind. - Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College head track & field coach Zach Whitkanack announced the signing of Lara Skaggs to the 2021-22 recruiting class. Skaggs is joining the program from Seymour High School in Seymour, Indiana and signed her National Letter-of-Intent to run for SMWC today.
Bio | Lara Skaggs
Hometown | Seymour, Indiana
Prep | Seymour High School
Sport(s) | Track & Field
Event(s) | High Jump, Long Jump, Pole Vault, Hurdles
Height | 5-foot-5
Birthday | February 20, 2003
Quote | Lara Skaggs
On signing with SMWC track & field squad…
"Excited to announce that I have committed to the SMWC Track and Field team! I am so thankful for this incredible opportunity, thanks to my new coaches for reaching out to me and helping me through this process! Thank you to all of the friends and family who have cheered me on and help me make this decision! Proud to be a future Pomeroy!"
Quote | Head Coach Zach Whitkanack
On the signing of Lara to the team...
"I am thrilled to add Lara to the Women's 2021 Track & Field recruiting class. Lara has had a lot of success at the high school level and will be called upon to contribute in a variety of areas. Lara has shown great potential in numerous areas including pole vault, high jump, long jump and hurdles."
- Honor Roll Student | 2018, 2019, 2020
- Member of Student Athletic Board, D.A.R.E role model, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Volunteer at Special Olympics and Red Sky Rescue.
- 3x Varsity Letter Winner | Cross Country
- 3x Varsity Letter Winner | Track & Field
- Track & Field Newcomer's Award | 2017
- Track & Field Co-MVP | 2018
- Track & Field Most Valuable Field Event | 2019
- Plans to major in Nursing
- Daughter of Christina Skaggs
- Sister to Gary Tobias, Rebecca Wright, Cameron Neal, and Erin Murphy
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