The inclement weather during the past week affected more than area sporting events. It hindered college signings as well.
But the delay was worth the wait for Rosecrans’ Megan Erwine, who on Monday signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Division II Walsh University in a ceremony at the high school.
The senior will run track and field for the Cavaliers.
Erwine has been one of the top runners for the Bishops track team during the past four seasons and, most notably, she was a member of the state qualifying 1,600- and 800-meter relay teams during the past two seasons.
She was torn between Division III Otterbein and Walsh, but ultimately thought North Canton was the place for her.
“I really liked the Walsh coach and the direction the program was heading,” Erwine said. “I knew it would be a place that would challenge me and help me get better.”
Erwine also got some advice from a few former Bishop football players in the process.
“I’m good friends with Zack Hill and Luke Lloyd,” she said. “They talked about how great the school is, which helped make the decision easier.”
Rosecrans track coach Mike Bullock thinks Walsh is getting a special athlete.
“She is one of the hardest working athletes I’ve ever had the privilege of coaching,” he said. “She has a lot of upside and will do a lot of great things there.”
Erwine is expected to make an immediate impact with the Cavaliers as an 800-meter runner.
For now, she is focusing on some individual and team goals in her final high school season.
“Personally, I want to get my times lower in the 400 and 800,” she said.
“As a team, I want our relay teams to make it to finals and leave a legacy for the younger runners to follow.”