Centerville, Iowa - This past week a Centerville track star signed with the Iowa State Cyclones.
Payton Busch won both the medley and 800 at state last year and helped the Big Reds to back-to-back conference championships.
"He's the type of athlete you don't get too often, but when you do, you're really happy because he can run nearly every event," said Centerville Track Coach, Jim McCord.
The three sport athlete started getting recruited by Cyclone Nation last summer and knows that it is going to be quite the jump to the collegiate level.
â??Iâ??ve been preparing for a while. My dad and mom are both in the school district so they have an idea of what itâ??s going to be like and so I just got to mentally prepare I think to go to practice, school as well. You have to still perform in the classroom and Iâ??d like to do autopsies so my classes are going to be just as hard,â?? said Busch.
Busch added his goals include winning events at the Drake Relays, repeating in events at state, and helping the Big Reds to another conference title.