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NU senior signs with Wolfpack

She’s dreamed of this day since grammar school.

And now that it’s here, it’s not like Sarah Prout was exactly prepared for the moment. The Nevada Union senior wasn’t quite sure what to say after signing a national letter of intent to run track at the University of Nevada.

“Actually, I’m kind of in shock,” Prout said Thursday. “I think my parents are a lot more excited about it at this point.”



John and Denise Prout promise that their excitement was not only due to the fact that their daughter will receive a full-ride scholarship -which will save some serious bucks -but is more about their little girl realizing her dream.

“It’s all about Sarah. We’re proud of our girl,” said John. “She set this goal in grammar school and now she’s done it.”




Prout earned her stay at Reno by running – and jumping – in the fast lane. She finished 14th in the state last season in the 300-meter hurdles. She was also a member of the Miners’ 12th place 4×400 relay team at the state meet. She was also the Sac-Joaquin Section champion in the 300 hurdles.

Heading into her fourth year as a varsity Miner, Prout owns NU school records in the 300 hurdles and the 100 hurdles. She has tied NU’s record in the 100-meter hurdles, which is shared by Tara Maves, a future teammate on the Wolfpack squad.

Prout, who plans on majoring in business, said several schools -from Syracuse in the east to UCLA in west – expressed interest in her talents, but Nevada won out with a living room visit.

“We got letters from a lot of places, but Nevada came to my house,” she said. “I decided to go with people that I got to know and I’ll be closer to home – closer to my parents, my resources.”


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