Dover High's Kyle Sanborn poses with family and coaches after signing to run at Rio Grande
Wed, Jun. 27, 2012 - [Men's Track & Field]
Rio Grande Sports Information
DOVER, Ohio - University of Rio Grande track & field head coach Bob Willey has announced the signing of Dover High School's Kyle Sanborn for the 2012-13 season.
Sanborn, a 6-foot-3, 170-pound middle distance runner, was a Scholar Athlete for the Tornadoes and earned a spot in the Division I Ohio State High School Track & Field Championships in both the 800-meter and 4x400 meter relay. "It's been a goal of mine to compete in college since I was in the seventh grade," said Sanborn. "I'm very excited and happy to have that opportunity."
Willey is equally excited to welcome Sanborn into the fold.
"Kyle is an outstanding young man and a very versatile athlete," he said. "Not only can he run middle distance, he can high jump as well. We're very happy to have him. He's a hard-worker, he's from a great family and I think he'll fit in well here. I think he'll be a great asset to both our cross country and track & field teams."
Sanborn, who will major in Sports and Exercise Studies, said his decision to join the RedStorm was an easy one to make.
"I saw it as a great opportunity, both as a runner and academically," he said.
His plan for his time in the Rio program is a simple one.
"I feel like I can bring encouragement to my teammates and always give my best," Sanborn said. "I just want to help this team as much as I can and to continue to improve."
Sanborn is the son of Tyler and Cheryl Sanborn of Dover.