Park High School: Alowonle, Farley to sign with colleges WednesdayPark track stars D'Monte Farley and R.J. Alowonle will sign National Letters of Intent of Wednesday, Feb. 1, at a brief ceremony at Park High School.
By: Patrick Johnson, Sports Editor, South Washington County Bulletin
Park track stars D'Monte Farley and R.J. Alowonle will sign National Letters of Intent of Wednesday, Feb. 1, at a brief ceremony at Park High School. Farley will sign to run track for the University of North Dakota and Alowonle will also run track next year and will announce his decision at the ceremony. He has narrowed his choice down to the following schools: Georgetown, Minnesota and North Carolina.
Last year, Farley reached state in the long jump and triple jump and took sixth place in the 100-yard dash, while helping the Wolfpack take third in the 400-meter relay and third as a team overall. As a sophomore, Farley competed in the 100- and 200-meter races in the state track meet and was part of the Wolfpack's 800-meter relay team that took third place at state.
In 2011, Alowonle earned two state championships — winning the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles — to become the first male athlete in Park history to win two state titles in the same year. At the state meet, Alowonle won the state title in the 110 hurdles with a personal-best time of 14.46 and defended his 300-meter hurdle state championship from 2010 with a Park-record time of 37.32. Also, as a junior he was fourth in the triple jump and was part of Park's third-place 400-meter relay.
In 2010, Alowonle was the state champion in the 300-meter hurdles, took fourth place in the 110-high hurdles and was a member of the third-place 800-meter relay team.
Feb. 1 is the first day of the regular signing period for students to sign a national letter of intent to participate in inter-collegiate athletics next year.
The signing ceremony will begin at 3:15 p.m. at Park and will take place in the school’s lecture hall. Longtime Park track coach Mike Moran will say a few words about each student, and the athlete will sign his national letter of intent. The public is welcome to attend.