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Abigail Harmon

Capital High's Abigail Harmon signs a letter of intent for the University of Montana track and field in the CHS library on Friday. Harmon sits between her father Bob Morton and Laurie Harmon.

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HELENA — Capital High senior Abigail Harmon has signed to compete for the University of Montana track and field team.

Harmon signed a letter of intent and athletics aid agreement, after receiving a partial scholarship from the Lady Griz.

Harmon placed fifth at the 2017 State Meet in the 300 meter hurdles for the Bruins in 44.96 seconds, and was part of the state runner-up 400 relay that broke school record for the third time.

"I made an official visit to the (UM) campus last fall, and I really liked it," Harmon said. "I was also considering Montana State University and Carroll College, but I just kind of liked Montana the whole time."

The 5-foot-7 Harmon is one of only two tracksters in Lady Bruins history to crack the 45-second barrier in the 300 hurdles. Her other events include the 400 meters, and the 1,600 relay.

"I think they want me to run the 400 hurdles and 400 open in college," she said.

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Capital assistant coach Scott Lane said that Harmon is "one of the hardest workers" he's ever coached, and that she has "really good" collegiate potential.

"She'll be good at the 400 hurdles, and she's so strong, she'll be able to run from the 200 up to the 800," Lane said. "Abby's such a fierce competitor, she refuses to lose, and she's a great student of the sport."

Harmon, whose parents are Bob Morton and Laurie Harmon, carries a 3.7 grade-point average in the classroom. She plans on studying physical therapy in college.

Curt Synness is on Twitter @curtsynness_IR and can be reached at curt.synness@lee.net or curt52synness@gmail.com

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