Becca Markham signs with Midland track and field

Weeping Water senior Becca Markham signed a letter of intent Thursday morning to join Midland University’s track and field program. Front row from left, Laura Markham, Becca Markham and Terry Markham; second row, Midland University head track and field coach Mark Kostek and Weeping Water head track and field coach Charlie Cover.

Photo by Brent Hardin / The Journal

WEEPING WATER – Becca Markham has been one of Weeping Water’s top shot put throwers over the past three track and field seasons.

She will have a chance to continue her throwing career as a college athlete next year.

The Weeping Water senior signed a letter of intent Thursday morning to join the women’s track and field program at Midland University. Markham said she was looking forward to the opportunity to attend the school. She is planning to major in athletic training.

“I visited the campus once during my sophomore year and really liked it, and then when I went back this year I fell in love with it,” Markham said. “It has everything I was looking for in a school.”

Markham currently sits sixth in Weeping Water history in the shot put with a top distance of 36 feet, 5 inches. She set that mark at the 2016 Johnson County Central Invite. She also compiled the team’s best shot put efforts as a freshman (33-9) and junior (33-10 1/4).

Markham said she has set multiple goals for herself for her senior campaign. That checklist includes securing medals at area meets and increasing her personal-best distances each week.

“I think I’ve gotten a lot better as far as the competitive side of things,” Markham said. “I have a lot more focus when I’m throwing now compared to my freshman year. That’s been a really good thing.”

Markham has been involved in several activities during her time at Weeping Water. She has earned district music awards for her vocal abilities, and she has held key roles in several Weeping Water all-school musicals.

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