MT. PLEASANT — Panther senior Rylan Seberg signed his letter of intent on Monday to attend Indian Hills Community College where he will join the track and field team.
Seberg has been a track and field star for Mt. Pleasant over the last three years, making the state meet in multiple events. He is known best as a long jumper, finishing fourth at the state meet last season.
“I actually visited (Indian Hills) last year,” Seberg said. “I had no idea who the coaches were or anything, but coach (Brent) Ewing reached out to me and I came for a visit. I met him first, and I fell in love with him right away, as a coach and a future mentor.”
Seberg will be getting his general education classes out of the way at Indian Hills, with plans to transfer after two years and study accounting or business management. He says he plans on doing whatever is needed for the Indian Hills squad.
“I’m just going to see where things play out,” Seberg says. “I think I’ll obviously long jump there, and then I’ll just fill in in some 400s or this-and-that, whatever they need me to do.”
Panther jumps coach Daryl Shy was on hand for Seberg’s signing.
“Rylan has worked extensively with his sprint coach, Jacob Rhode and middle distance coach Mitch Anderson to develop his explosive start out of the blocks and to sustain his speed down the runway,” Shy said. “These attributes have transferred right over to the long jump where Ryan was ranked in Iowa’s Top-10 nearly all of last year. We as coaches and Rylan have high hopes for a great senior year on the track and in the long jump. Indian Hills is getting a young man with a strong desire and determination to do his best and those are wonderful attributes to have. It will be fun to coach and watch Rylan this coming track and field season.”
Seberg says he’s excited to get the decision out of the way to focus on his senior year, and plans on preserving his body more this year to try and make a run at the state title.
“One of my goals this year is to break the school record in the long jump, which is like 22-8 or 22-9,” Seberg said. “But my goal is to jump 23, and I think Coach Shy can definitely help me do that.”