Vogel to run at IU Kokomo

By Mandy Underwood

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, Wabash High School senior, Derek Vogel was joined by his family, coaches, teammates and friends to sign a letter of intent to further his running career as a student athlete at Indiana University Kokomo.

Ryan Evans, WHS Track and Field coach told The Paper of Wabash County that he could talk for a long time about how much Vogel has contributed to the team during his high school career.

“He sets a good example for the other kids by showing them how much they can achieve if they put in the work,” he said.

IUK coach looks forward to what Vogel will be able to accomplish by joining the team once he begins his college career.

“It’s looking like Derek will be one of the best runners we’ve had over the last five years. I assume that by the time he is done, he will have some school records and probably will qualify for nationals a few times,” he said.

Derek plans to study graphic design while attending IUK and looks forward to new challenges and getting to know his teammates better.

“I’m ready for the competition, because in a small town like this, there isn’t a lot of competition and I believe that I haven’t been pushed to my maximum capacity in running yet, so, I think with the right competition, I can get to be pretty good.” 

Posted on 2020 Feb 04