Leeling Siblings Sign at Doane
SIDNEY – A brother and sister duo at Sidney High School will be continuing their athletic careers at the next level. Doane University Head Coach and Director of Track & Field/Cross Country, Ed Fye, was on hand Friday as Camron Leeling and Karsyn Leeling signed their letters-of-intent to compete in track and field for Doane University.
Camron, a senior, will be competing in the jumps for the Tigers. A state qualifier in the Long Jump and High Jump as a junior, Cam cleared 6’4” to finish fourth in the High Jump. He set personal bests last spring in the High Jump at 6' 5", the Long Jump with a leap of 21' 11.5”, and the Triple Jump at 40' 4.5", with a senior season yet to come.
Karsyn, a junior, decided to commit a year early so that she could sign with her brother. Karsyn is a two-time state qualifier and three-time medalist. She finished second in the Class B High Jump her freshman year and fourth last year as a sophomore. She earned a third-place medal in the Long Jump last season. Karsyn attained her personal best so far in the High Jump when she cleared 5' 8.25" at the B-6 District meet as a freshman. Her best leap of 18' 3.75" in the Long Jump came last season as a sophomore.
Both siblings wanted to make this decision about their future at the same. “It’s a great feeling being able to sign with my little sister. Since day one we’ve done literally everything together. So, to be able to go out and do this with her together today, it’s a great feeling,” Cam said. Karsyn echoed those sentiments saying “My brother and I received our first offer sitting right beside each other so be able to sign next to each other is really good.”
They both agree that the coach was a big factor. Cam says, “Ed Fye’s been a huge supporter of both Karsyn and I, coming to events like volleyball then basketball games he’s been there for those. Just been talking to us throughout the year, kind of helping us out, make us decide, and think it’s the right choice for the both of us.”