(Editor’s note: University of Providence athletics release)
GREAT FALLS — Argo track and field adds more throwing talent with the addition of Allyson Conner, announced by head coach Bill Brist on Wednesday.
Conner, a native of Orange, California, comes to the Argos after her four-year career at El Modena High School. As a Vanguard, Conner was honored by the Orange County Athletic Director Association with the Athlete of Character Award, in addition to being honored as the female thrower MVP in 2018. She also holds the Century League record in the women’s shot put.
“Allyson has achieved consistent improvement all four years of her high school career in the shot put and discus, which will be a key to her continued success at the collegiate level,” expressed assistant throws coach Alan Cress. “I am excited for her to learn the hammer and weight throws as she will undoubtedly help continue our tradition of excellence in those areas as well.
Academically, Conner was named to the honor roll at El Modena and was named as a scholar-athlete. As an Argo, she will look to study Criminal Justice, while competing in the shot put, discus, hammer throw, and weight throw.
“In the classroom, Allyson continues to be an honor roll student and scholar-athlete, which shows me she has the drive to excel both athletically and academically at the University of Providence,” said coach Cress. “It is my pleasure to welcome her to the UP family and we look forward to working with her throughout her collegiate career.”