Hotchkiss High School senior Kaiya Firor signed her letter of intent to compete for the Western Colorado University Mountaineers women's track team.
Firor is an eight-time state medalist. In each of her two seasons on the team, Firor won two gold medals 300-meter hurdles and 400-meter dash. She also placed third in the 100-meter dash and anchored three relay teams to top-three finishes.
A multi-sport athlete, Firor is the starting point guard on the Bulldogs' ladies basketball team, plays soccer for the Delta High School Panthers, and has played at kicker, wide receiver and cornerback the last two seasons on the Bulldogs varsity football team.
Firor was recruited by Montana State University, Colorado School of Mines, the University of Wyoming and Colorado Mesa University, but chose Western for its head coach Lindsey Grasmick and the coaching staff.
Firor is also among the first students to enroll in Western's new Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering and plans to major in mechanical engineering.