(Editor's note: MSU-Northern media release)
HAVRE -- Hannah Haslem, a senior at Havre High School, has signed her letter of intent to join the women's cross country team at MSU-Northern in the fall of 2021.
Haslem's varsity running tenure began in Colstrip where, as a freshman, she competed on the varsity cross country team and won the District 3B 3,200-meter race in track. Since moving to Havre, Haslem has continued to compete at the varsity level in cross country and distance track. She maintains a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and is a member of the National Honor Society, Art Club and Spanish Club. Haslem plans to leverage her strong math and art aptitudes as she pursues a career in interior architecture. To that end, she plans to study design and drafting at Northern.
Haslem is most looking forward to experiencing collegiate competition and said that her goal the fall season is to be consistently under 21 minutes in the pre-qualifying 5K races.
"Based on what I've seen, I'm confident that she can get into the 19s next fall and make a run at all-conference as a freshman," said MSU-Northern cross country coach Chad Spangler.
Ultimately, Haslem, the daughter of Pax Haslem and Kim Noah, would really like to beat her mom's collegiate personal record of 18:20.
"I'm very excited to have Hannah on the team next year," Spangler added. "She fits our Skylight tradition of academic commitment and has strong athletic potential."