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Morrow to join Augie track and field program

Sprinter, hurdler to study pre-vet medicine

ROCK ISLAND — Madison Morrow, a two-sport standout from Bureau Valley High School in Manlius, has announced her plans to enroll at Augustana College this fall and join Coach David Thompson’s Viking track & field program.

A 5-foot-9 sprinter and hurdler, Morrow was a letter winner and state qualifier for Coach Dale Donner at Bureau Valley.

As a junior, Morrow qualified for the IHSA Class 1A Championships with the Storm 4x100 and 4x200 relays. Running the third leg of each, she helped Bureau Valley claim respective fourth-place (:50.17) and ninth-place (1:48.71) finishes.

Personal bests for Morrow include 13.51 seconds at 100 meters, 16.9 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles and 53.31 seconds in the 300 hurdles. She’s also gone 7-foot-9 in the pole vault.

Morrow also lettered in basketball for Coach Daniel Sinclair and with Coach Andrea Foster’s cheerleading squad.

The daughter of Molly Hunt and Kevin Odell of Walnut, Madison is a high honor roll member at Bureau Valley and a National Honor Society inductee. She is planning on an Augustana major in pre-veterinary medicine.

Morrow will be joining a Viking track and field program that has won 12 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin outdoor championships since 1988.

Thompson, who has coached five All-Americans at Augustana, will be in his sixth year as the Vikings’ track and field and cross country head coach in 2020-21.

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