After finalizing their high school careers with a fourth consecutive state title, the senior sprinters on Hazen girls’ track and field are preparing to go their separate ways for college.
Grace Zimmerman has been committed to run track at NDSU for a while, but Raquel Doll and Katie Duttenhefer have made their college decisions this year.
Doll, who runs hurdles in track, will walk on to the University of Mary women’s basketball team. Doll, who was All-Region 7 for Bison basketball, said she’s excited to attend a school she’s had her eye on for a long time.
“I just love the college. I love what it’s based around,” Doll said. “I’m really big into my faith, so that’s a big reason. I have a lot of friends there. I love the college and to play basketball there–I can’t wait.”
Meanwhile, Katie Duttenhefer will attend Bond University in Australia as she plans to pursue a career in law. She said the flight out to Brisbane is about 24 hours long, and while she’ll be far from home, the opportunity to study abroad was an enticing one for her.
“My orientation is September 5, so I’ll be leaving a couple days before that. My brother and my mom will be coming with me to get settled in the dorms. Then I’m on my own for the next three years. It’ll be interesting.”