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June 10, 2005

Overton chooses USI to continue running career

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—The University of Southern Indiana women’s cross country/track and field team announced the signing of Lyndsey Overton (Sellersburg, Indiana) to a national letter of intent for the 2005-06 season. She is the fifth runner to sign with Head Coach Mike Hillyard’s Screaming Eagles for the upcoming year.

Overton graduated from New Albany High School where she earned eight varsity letters in cross country and track. Last fall, she became the second female in NAHS history to qualify, individually, for four IHSAA Cross Country Championship meets.

The two-time All-State and four-time All-Conference performer finished a career-best 39th as a sophomore at the 2002 State Championship meet. She helped her cross country team to sectional championships in 2001 and 2002 as well as a regional championship in 2002.

Overton, a high school teammate of current USI All-American Missy Burgin (Sellersburg, Indiana), also helped lead NAHS to four sectional titles in track and field as well as a regional runner-up this spring. She qualified for the state meet in the 800 meters in 2004, where she finished 15th, and helped the NAHS 3,200-meter relay team to the state meet four times.

“Lyndsey will bring a lot of personality and character to our team, not to mention a tremendous amount of athletic potential,” Hillyard said. “She is just full of life and energy and we are extremely excited that she chose to continue her running career as a Screaming Eagle.”

Off the course, Overton has been a member of the National Honor Society as well as the Student Council and other student organizations.

Overton joins Christy Dixon (Owensboro, Kentucky), Kathy Goebel (Evansville, Indiana), Kate Powell (Columbus, Indiana), and Allison Shafer (Plainville, Indiana) as part of next year’s incoming freshman class.

Dan McDonnell,
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