TREMONT — Tremont High School’s Jamee Holmes, who has made a combined seven state trips in track and cross country, has accepted a partial scholarship to run for Saint Louis University.
Holmes has a 3-mile personal best of 18 minutes, 20 seconds in cross country. In track, she has outdoor career bests of 5:19.44 in the 1,600 and 11:43.14 in the 3,200.
Holmes, a two-time cross country all-stater, placed 15th in the 2008 state meet and 22nd in 2009. In state track, she was seventh in the 2010 1,600 and eighth in the 2008 3,200.
“Jamee continues our program’s success at identifying the talented small school student-athletes from Illinois,” said Saint Louis coach Jon Bell.
“She comes from a talented, but small, high school program and I fully expect her to reach full potential when she takes advantage of what our program has to offer. She has already shown some great talents and, as a staff, we are excited to see what she will be able to accomplish at Saint Louis University.”
Holmes, who also considered St. Francis and Illinois Central College, plans to major in nuclear imaging.
“They have a good program for what I want to do,” Holmes said. “They have a good running program. I went and visited the campus and loved it.”