Four Local Athletes To Compete at Winona State

Four local athletes signed letters of intent on Wednesday to continue their athletic careers at Winona State.  Two current Winona High athletes have signed letters of intent to play football at Winona State next year. Wide receiver Terran Cross and running back Vincent Pham signed their letters of intent yesterday at the press conference at the high school.

Cross, a wide receiver, had a record breaking career for the Winhawks. He was a three-time all-conference pick and set the Winona High career receiving record finishing with 1841 yards. This season he enjoyed one of the best seasons in school history with 43 catches for 945 yards and 11 touchdowns. Cross says getting to play in front of family and friends was a big factor in choosing Winona State.  Winona State head coach Tom Sawyer says Cross possesses a skill set similar to some of their top receivers. Josh Mikes and Cameron Johnson.

Pham had a tremendous senior year at running back this year running for 1,094 yards and 13 touchdowns. He had one game this year when he set the school record with six touchdown runs. Pham says that getting to play for Winona State was something he was hoping would happen growing up.   Coach Sawyer is impressed by the power and work ethic that Pham has.   Winona State had 32 athletes sign letters of intent yesterday to play football for the Warriors.

Winona High’s Erin Perkins also signed a letter of intent with Winona State yesterday to join the Winona State track and field team next year. Perkins transferred in to Winona from Marionette, Wisconsin before last year’s school year began. Perkins said one of the big things that drew her towards Winona State was the coaching.

Last year Perkins won the 100 hurdles at the Big Nine Conference meet and she will look to continue to hurdle at Winona State while also trying out the hammer throw. Former Winona High athlete Michelle Potter was a national qualifier in the hammer throw at Winona State and she has been encouraging Perkins to try it out.

Cotter’s Joe Tereba signed a letter of intent to run with the Winona State Warriors Men's Cross Country team next season.. Joe was a four-time state meet participant and was named all-conference three times.

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