Carlson signs with UNK

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The race to a college decision for Kyla Carlson is over. She's a Loper. 

Carlson signed her letter of intent Monday to continue her academic and track and field career at UNK in front of her family and friends. 

She took Burke Stadium by storm as a freshman, finishing second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 58.8 seconds after posting the fastest preliminary time. She was also a member of the 1600 meter relay team that won gold at a time of 4:04.9. 

For the 2018 campaign, Carlson took bronze in the open 400 with a mark of 58.68. She also helped the 3200 relay team finish second while the 1600 earned a seventh place finish. That year, Carlson also competed in the high jump event at state. 

The accolades didn’t stop as a junior, where Carlson finished 4th in the 400 dash with a time of 59.49 while also running on the 3200 relay team that finished second and the 1600 relay team that finished eighth. 

As a sophomore, Carlson was part of the 2017 Lady Husky team that won the second of back-to-back Class B state championships with an impressive run of her own. 

Carlson finished 10th overall in the race, the best of her career, while breaking the tape in a time of 20:37. All the while, she finished the race with one barefoot after losing a shoe midway through the event. She also competed at the state meet her junior and senior seasons. 

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