Smith-Cotton High School senior Mikayla Gear has accepted an academic/athletic scholarship to compete on the track and field team at Central Methodist University in Fayette.

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Gear, the daughter of Leah and Brian Hermanson, of Sedalia, earned second team All-West Central Conference recognition in 2016 in discus. A two-time varsity track letter winner, her personal best throw is 115 feet, 6 inches.

S-C Track and Field head coach Brad Hagedorn said: “Mikayla has been an exceptional addition to our team. We have counted on her to solidify the discus at the conference and district level for our team."

SIGNING1: Smith-Cotton senior Mikayla Gear on Wednesday signed to compete in track and field at Central Methodist University in Fayette. Seated with her are her parents, Leah and Brian Hermanson, and her grandmother, Ladonna Hermanson; back row, from left, S-C Principal Wade Norton, S-C Track assistant coach Dana Foster, brother Camden Gear, S-C Track and Field head coach Brad Hagedorn, brother Dalton Gear, Central Methodist track graduate assistant Chris Aschemann, and S-C Athletic Director Rob Davis.

SIGNING2: Mikayla Gear signs her documents to compete in track and field at Central Methodist University. The Eagles play in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

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