Colfax runner sets sights on Southwest Minnesota State

By Cara L. Dempski

COLFAX — Viking cross country senior Abbagail Schotter will finish her high school running career with this year’s track season, but she has not yet reached the finish line on her running career.

Schotter has committed to running for the Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs starting in the fall of 2017. The Viking runner was a four-time all-conference selection in cross country and led her team to state twice.

As a sophomore, Schotter helper her Viking teammates to a third-place finish in the 2015 state cross country meet, the highest team finish in Colfax’s history. Right now, she is focused on track, and is part of the Vikings’ state-medal winning 3200-meter girls’ relay team.