Cony senior Lindsey Folsom says she can relax now that her collegiate plans are finalized.
“It’s so nice to have it all settled,” Folsom said. “You don’t even know how exciting it is.”
Folsom, one of the top pole vaulters in the state, signed a letter of intent to compete on the University of Rhode Island track and field team. She said she made up her mind last month.
“I went there and loved it,” she said. “I took three classes there and really loved the professors and the people. I think it’s a great fit. They have some talented pole vaulters there so it’s going to be a good transition.”
Folsom won the Class A pole vault title in 2010 and again last year. She also competes in some sprints, but she’ll focus on the pole vault at URI.
“At that level they allow you to be a bit more specialized,” said Cony assistant coach Peter Marsh, who works with the pole vaulters. “We’re very excited for her. It was a process. I think now she can relax a little bit more. I have high hopes for Lindsey in the next few meets to close out her career here.”
Folsom will join Bethany Dumas as the latest Cony pole vaulter to compete at the collegiate level. Dumas attended the University of Southern Maine and graduated last year.
“We’re making our mark,” Marsh said.