Will and Rachel Hammesfahr were a package deal for Augusta University on Thursday, as the two cross-country stars at Richmond Hill High School signed letters of intent to join the Jaguars’ program.
After making their signings at RHHS, the siblings thanked a multitude of people. Rachel pointed out the influence her teammates had on her.
“I would not have gotten to this point today with being pushed every day by all of you,” she said.
In his round of thanks, Will made note of RHHS coach Levi Sybert.
“He really taught me what hard work is and what you can really do when you put in the work,” Will said.
This season, Rachel was fifth in the Region 3-AAAAA meet as the Lady Wildcats won the region title, and finished 75that state meet, where RHHS finished 10th. Meanwhile, Will was fourth at the region meet in helping the boys win the team crown, and was 119that the state meet. The Wildcats were 18thin the state-meet team standings.
Rachel plans to major in biology, while Will plans to major in mechanical engineering.
For more on this signing, see bryancountynews.com and next Thursday’s edition of the News.
The Hammesfahrs’ signings were the first two of several area athletes’ signings scheduled over the next week.
On Tuesday, RHHS’ Samantha Mault and Natalie Corbin will sign with the Armstrong State softball program, while the Wildcats’ Kyle Luigs will sign to join the University of North Georgia baseball team.
And on Wednesday, Bryan County High School softball star Brooke Barfield will officially sign with Georgia Tech.