Zach Purviance from Newcastle has signed to run track at Chadron State College in Nebraska.

Purviance was a four-year letter winner in track and ran cross country for four years for the Dogies.

As a senior, he qualified for the state track meet in four events. Purviance placed eighth in the 3A 800 meters with a time of 2:05.17. He was also on the fifth-place 4x400 and sprint medley relays. Purviance also ran the 400 meters at the state track championships. He helped score nine of Newcastle’s 15.5 team points in a 12th-place team finish last spring.

His junior season of track in 2020 was canceled due to the virus. In 2019, as a sophomore, Purviance ran in the 800 meters and a leg on the 4x800 and sprint medley relays.

Zach also played basketball at NHS. He lettered for three years and earned honorable all-conference as a junior and was all-conference as a senior in the 3A East Conference in the 2020-21 season.

The Chadron State Eagles compete at the Division II level of intercollegiate athletics. They are part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).

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Wyoming isn't represented on Team USA for the 2020 (in 2021) Olympics in Tokyo. But, athletes born in Wyoming have competed for the gold a handful of times over the last century.

According to the folks at, seven Wyoming-born Olympians have competed on the world's largest stage.

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