A pair of record-setting Bi-City athletes signed with colleges on Friday morning as Glenwood pitcherOllivia McLemore
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signed with Gulf Coast Community College and Brookstone track and field athlete
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."