(Editor's note: MSUB Athletics release)
BILLINGS -- Introducing the first three student-athletes for his 2021-22 team on Tuesday, Montana State University Billings men’s and women’s cross country and track and field head coach Jonathan Woehl announced the signing of two females and one male to the track program.
Dakota Lobmeyer | Event: Throws | Hometown: Cheyenne, Wyoming | Previous School: Cheyenne Central High School
A talented, multi-sport athlete at Cheyenne Central High School, Lobmeyer will add depth to the Yellowjackets’ throws squadron. She participated in track and field for four seasons, and was a team captain her junior and senior year.
Lobmeyer was also an outside hitter on the volleyball team, and was a two-year captain in that sport as well. She also earned her team’s Sportsmanship award her freshman year.
Coach Woehl on Lobmeyer: “She was our first commit of the 2021 recruiting class. I’m looking forward to her joining our team and throwing for us next year. She has a ton of potential and will be a great fit with her teammates and coaches.”
Lobmeyer on choosing MSUB: “I chose MSUB because when I visited the campus I instantly loved it and knew I wanted to go here. The environment and people were very welcoming which also helped me decide that I wanted to continue my track and field career here.”
Skyler Taylor | Events: Middle Distance | Hometown: Aberdeen, Washington | Previous School: Aberdeen High School
Taylor will compete in both cross country and track and field for the ‘Jackets, bringing the team a versatile athlete who can compete in each of the middle distance races.
Taylor was a two-year letterwinner in cross country and three-year letterwinner in track and field, where she gained experience primarily in the 800-meter, 1,600-meter, and 3,200-meter distances. She was team MVP for both cross country and track and field, and twice won her team’s coaches award. She was also a two-time state cross country qualifier and a two-time all-league selection in cross country.
Taylor’s personal best times include 21:54 minutes in the 5k, 5:43 minutes in the 1,600 meters, and 2:32 minutes in the 800 meters.
Coach Woehl on Taylor: “She is our first cross country commit of the 2021 recruiting class. We are looking forward to having her run for the Yellowjackets next fall. She’ll strengthen our pack for cross country and be a positive impact on our program.”
Adam Heck | Events: Hurdles | Hometown: Auburn, Washington | Previous School: Auburn Riverside High School
Heck participated in track and field for three seasons under head coach Scott Peterson at Auburn Riverside High School. He was a 2019 Auburn all-city champion in the 110-meter hurdles. His all-time personal best mark in the 110-meter hurdles is 16.25 seconds.
Coach Woehl on Heck: “I’m excited to have Adam joining the ‘Jackets next fall. He has a ton of potential in both hurdle races and will be a great teammate.”
Heck on choosing MSUB: “I choose MSUB because I got along really well with Coach Woehl and I feel like he can help me develop into a better athlete. I also really enjoyed my campus visit and MSUB offers a degree in the field that I'm interested in. Overall, it just felt like a great fit for me. I'm very excited to be a Yellowjacket!”