Montezuma senior Shelby Conger made one last visit to the Montezuma High School track where she participated in numerous track and field events during her prep career.
This time it was to sign a national letter of intent to run track and field at Iowa Central Community College. The signing took place on Saturday, May 2 with family looking on from a distance.
“Iowa Central is located in Fort Dodge, and has developed a tradition of success with track and field,” noted Montezuma Girls’ Track Coach Megan Carlson. “The women’s team finished second at the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Indoor National Championships in March 2020. This is a strong program and Shelby meets the criteria for continuing the success and moving to new heights.”
Shelby has been a vital part of the recent success at Montezuma on the volleyball, basketball, and track teams. For track, she currently holds the school record for the high jump at 5-04. Shelby helped lead the Bravettes to a third place team finish at the 2019 State Track Meet, with a runner-up finish in the high jump and also competed in the 4x800 relay.
During her career at Montezuma, Shelby has qualified for state every year, placing 5th her sophomore year and being the state runner-up her junior year, as well as winning indoor (2) and outdoor (1) conference titles in the high jump. She also qualified and competed at the Drake Relays her junior season.
“Shelby has a loving and fun personality that makes her an absolute joy to be around,” noted Coach Carlson. “Her growth in track and field has helped her develop into a strong young woman and this is an exciting step for her to compete at the next level. Shelby is one of the best to compete and graduate for Montezuma and everyone at the track program wishes her the best at Iowa Central Community College.”
“I would like to give a big thank you to everyone who helped me get to where I am,” said Shelby. “I can’t wait to see what the future brings me as a Triton.”