H.E.M. senior Taylar Scott, a sprinter and jumper, has signed to compete in track and field at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD.

Scott is the school record holder at H.E.M. in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.95 seconds. As a freshman, she took third place in the Class 1A 100-meters in 2018 and finished in second place in 2019. Scott has also recorded times of 26.87 in the 200 meters and 1:02.00 in the 400 meters. During her sophomore season in 2019, Scott had a leap of 34-1 in the triple jump. She was the state runner-up in the event by only one inch. Scott has also finished third in the 200-meters and fourth in the 400-meters at the Class 1A state track championships.

Scott earned all-state honors in track and field as a sophomore in 2019. She was all-conference in track both her freshman and sophomore seasons. Scott had her junior season (in 2020) canceled due to COVID.

The three-sport star for the Miners has earned a total of nine varsity letters across volleyball, basketball, and track and field. She helped H.E.M. qualify for the Class 1A state volleyball tournament all four years of her high school career. Scott also helped the Miners qualify for the Class 1A state basketball tournament in 2019.

Off the court and track, Scott is ranked first in her class at H.E.M. school in Hanna, WY. She maintains a 4.0 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society and has earned an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. She hopes to become a NICU nurse and work with children after college.

Scott will compete for Black Hills State University head coach Seth Mischke. He released a statement through BHSU saying, "Taylar will be a great addition to our women's track and field program. Her strong academic background and competitiveness/passion for the sport of track and field will allow her to make an immediate impact on our team.  I am excited to watch her finish out her high school career and be a part of her new journey here at BHSU!"

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