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SE Valley’s Fisher will run for Hawkeyes

Submitted photo Southeast Valley senior Kiersten Fisher announced that she will attend the University of Iowa and run track for the Hawkeyes.

GOWRIE — Kiersten Fisher has known for quite some time where she wanted to go to college.

The Southeast Valley senior just wasn’t quite sure what sport she wanted to play.

Fisher was considering both volleyball and track at the next level. After plenty of thought and discussion, she decided she would head to the University of Iowa as a member of the Hawkeye women’s track program.

“I first started deciding what I wanted my future plans to be between volleyball and track,” Fisher said. “I knew I wanted to join a program and community that felt like home.

“After being on campus (in Iowa City) so many times, I realized it’s a great community. Being able to have my brother there with me made it all that much better.”

Kyler Fisher, a 2018 SVHS graduate, is redshirt freshman prefered walk-on for the Hawkeye football team.

Kiersten Fisher didn’t get the chance to compete last track season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but she had a brilliant first two seasons. As a sophomore, she earned gold in Class 2A, winning the high jump. She was second in the 100-meter dash.

Fisher also competed in the 100-meter hurdles (eighth) and 200-meter dash (12th).

The SVHS speedster burst onto the scene in 2018 with three Top-5 finishes as a freshman. She was the 100-meter dash runner up and was third in the 100-meter hurdles. Fisher also placed fifth in the high jump and was 10th in the 200-meter dash.

“With not having a season last year, it makes me much more excited to get on the track this season,” Fisher said. “I hope to have one last enjoyable and successful season with all of my teammates.”

Fisher added that the support of the Southeast Valley community meant everything.

“Having the support of all of my coaches, teammates, friends and parents has helped me get to where I am today,” Fisher said. “As well as my brothers, who have always been by my side to teach me about work ethic and push me to be the best athlete that I can be.”

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