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Yale's Kriesch signs with Saginaw Valley State

Yale senior Lukas Kriesch signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his running career at Saginaw Valley State University.


Lukas Kriesch signed his NLI Wednesday evening at Yale High School. (Courtesy | Lukas Kriesch)

Yale High School '23

Sports played in high school: Cross Country, Basketball, Track & Field

Position: Distance

Awards and honors:

XC: Team Captain, BWAC MVP, 2x All-State Academic, 3x State Qualifier, 3x First-Team All-BWAC, 4x BWAC All-Academic

T&F: Team Captain, 2x State Qualifier, Regional Champion and School Record (3200-meter), 2x First-Team All-BWAC, 2x BWAC All-Academic

Basketball: BWAC All-Academic


Why did you choose Saginaw Valley State University?

LK: I chose SVSU because of the family-like atmosphere of the coaching staff and the very welcoming individuals already on the team.

What is your favorite part about running?

LK: In running, every day seems like there’s a new challenge. Even though it’s repetitive, there’s always something new. The mental toughness I was able to establish over the course of my high school career is also something that I will never forget, especially through my injury.

What will you miss most about high school sports?

LK: All of the awesome coaches I’ve had and the things I’ve learned that are more than just about the sport itself, but more about becoming a better person.

What do you plan to study?

LK: I plan to study secondary education and agricultural business. I hope to do something in education as well as in agriculture.


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