A pair of record-setting Bi-City athletes signed with colleges on Friday morning as Glenwood pitcherOllivia McLemore
signed with Gulf Coast Community College and Brookstone track and field athleteTaylor Hollingsworth
signed with Georgia.
McLemore pitched during both of Glenwood's back-to-back AISA Class AAA state title runs and has a 7-0 record in the state tournament and owns every school pitching record. McLemore said she hopes to make an impact at Gulf Coast and eventually transfer to a larger school.
"I just liked (Gulf Coast) because I knew that they played good schools and that I could be recruited from a (junior college)," McLemore said. "So when I go to the next level, I can go to better schools, and I could just get more experience there."
Hollingsworth finished second the 400-meter dash and third in the 200 at last season's Class A state championship meet and owns school records in the 400 (57.04 seconds), 200 (25.46 seconds) and the triple jump (31 feet, 2 inches). She said her sights are set on winning a state championship this season and proving to herself she is a Divison I-caliber athlete.
"I'm just so excited, and I'm relieved at the same time," Hollingsworth said. "But I'm nervous because I feel like this year I really want to produce and show everybody that I deserve to go to Georgia. I know people don't look at that for me, but for myself I want to do this and prove that I'm ready."