Madison Inman (center) signs her letter-of-intent to compete in track and field at Evangel University next year surrounded by her family and coaches.
By BLAKE FAITH
Mt. Zion girls track and field senior Madison Inman singled her letter-of-intent to compete at Evangel University next year.
Inman described the community at Evangel University as a tight community and was welcoming and encouraging to what she was going to do. She also said she liked the family atmosphere it presented.
This season, Inman will compete in the 4×100 relay and the 100 meter event and she will compete in those same events at Evangel University. Inman was a part of last season’s 4×100 that placed seventh at the IHSA State Tournament.
Girls track and field head coach Kelly Fox said that Inman came in with some talent, but suffered an injury her freshman year that kept her out a lot of that season and then had to deal with the COVID cancellation her sophomore year.
“But last year, she was back to working hard, and I am really excited to see what she’s going to do this year,” Coach Fox said. “This year will be her second year for me back to back without any injury. So she should honestly be my leading sprinter.”
When it comes to lasting marks Coach Fox said Inmam’s marks will be with her leadership and her morals.
“Speed and wind and all of those things come and go, but her as a person and leaving her mark as a hard worker and leader that’s going to be the most important thing she leaves my program with,” Coach Fox said. “And those people are essential right now because they are developing my younger kids. And we have a large group of freshmen and sophomores this year, and so she is going to help continue that tradition of what the expectations are in my program now.”
Inman will take from her time at Mt. Zion the push to do hard work. Academically in her freshman year she wants to make Dean’s List and athletically she would like to get faster and set new personal records.
Coach Fox’s last words of advice to Inman are to do everything with a purpose.
“Do everything in life and run, do everything with a purpose,” Coach Fox said. “That’s going to be my advice to her. And keep that smile on her face because she enjoys it. And she’ll continue to run in college and she’ll take that there and she’s full of energy and she’s full of positivity.”
Inman said the thing that she’ll cherish most about her time at Mt. Zion is the team and the teachers she has had.
“I will cherish the team and how they support everybody and just the teachers and how much they are very encouraging and they want you to do your best and they help you pursue your best,” Inman said.