VERSAILLES – Versailles senior Colton Reese recently signed his National Letter of Intent to run track for the NCAA DII Tusculum University Pioneers track and field program.
Reese is joining new college track and field program and looks forward to helping build the program.
“My sophomore year I figured out I wanted to pursue track for college and of course it takes a lot of work,” said Reese. “I started putting in the work and when it came down to making my decision, it came to the best option, I wanted to help build a team and improve it any way I can.”
Tusculum University, located in Tennessee is 6.5 hour south of Versailles and is a member of the South Atlantic Conference. Preseason polls have picked the Tusculum men to finish sixth for the 2023 track and field season.
“I am really excited to go there,” Reese noted. “They’re building a newer program, it’s kind of getting up and running. I’m looking to be a part of that and put my step in any way I can.”
Reese plans to pursue his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and “apply that to my sports,” he said.
New Versailles varsity track and field coach, Nick Rhoades has had the opportunity to see Reese compete while coaching at Newton High School.
“Colton has done a great job,” Rhoades said. “He should be really proud of what he’s done and I know he feels like he has unfinished business. He’s already reached out to me several times and we’re talking about some leadership things he’s going to do this year. I’m pretty excited to have somebody of his caliber, not just as an athlete but as a person to be on the team and help be a leader in that position.”