Helen Giefer, a Trego Community High School senior and distance running specialist, has signed a National Letter of Intent to run for Kansas State University. Helen will join the K-State Cross Country and Track programs beginning with the fall 2019 semester.
Among the highlights of Helen’s high school career:
- Won all but one regular season race over four years.
- Clas 2A State Championships: one 6th place finish, two 3rd place finishes, and 2018 State Champion (second-ever girls’ state champion from Trego).
- Four-time Mid-Continent League champion.
- Four-time Regional Meet champion.
- Record holder on all regular and Regional meet courses run.
- Undefeated in 2018; ranked 6th overall in Kansas.
- Led girls’ team to 2nd place finish at Class 2A 2018 State Meet.
- Undefeated in regular season at 3200 meters.
- Three-time MCL champion in 3200 meters.
- MCL 1600 meter champion; two-time runner-up.
- Two-time MCL runner-up in 800 meter run.
- Member of Trego record holding 4×800 meter team.
- Trego record holder for 3200 meter run.
- 2018 Class 2A State Champion in 3200 meter, beating then-defending champion.
- Undefeated 2018 season in 3200 meter run.
- 2018 Class 2A State Meet runner-up in 1600 meter.
- 6th place finish in Class 2A 800 meter run at 2018 State Meet.
Regarding the signing, Helen said: “I am grateful for the support I have received from my family, coaches, teammates, and classmates. I am excited that, after I graduate from Trego Community High School, I will have an opportunity to continue my running career in NCAA Division 1 athletics at a school of K-State’s caliber and tradition.”
Helen maintains a 4.0 GPA and was recently named to the 2018 All-State Academic Cross Country team.