• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Sports Editor

Landon Saum signs with Lindsey Wilson College

WCHS SENIOR LANDON SAUM signed his letter of intent to join the track and field team at Lindsey Wilson College in the fall of 2018. Pictured from left: his father Brad Saum, Landon and his mother Tressa Wilson. (Photo submitted)

Woodford County High School senior Landon Saum signed his letter of intent to join the track and field program at Lindsey Wilson College on Friday, March 16. The ceremony was held in the WCHS library.

Saum holds the school record in the 110-meter hurdles and has a personal goal of trying to break his own record this season.

“He's a self motivated kid and works very hard to achieve his goals,” said Landon's father Brad Saum. “He wants to get that 110-meter record as low as possible before the season ends. It's something he is very proud of. He really enjoyed the athletic facilities at Lindsey Wilson and they have a good track program, so it just felt like the perfect match.”

"I would like to thank my Head Coach Tracey Sobolewski and my Hurdle Coach Michael Gormley for all their support the past four years,” said Saum during the ceremony.

Saum's love of track and field started to grow in the eighth grade where he qualified for the middle school state tournament. He continues to work at other events in the track field genre to become more versatile and help his team in points.

The senior has been a two-time high school state qualifier in the 110-meter hurdles and has his sights set on a return to state this season. Saum has also been a member of the Kentucky Express Track and Field Club and competed in the two-day decathlon at the 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games held at Eastern Michigan University.

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