NEB teammates now, future rivals in PSAC.

By: Coy Gobble | Towanda Daily Review | May 12, 2017 | Photo courtesy Coy Gobble

 

NEB teammates now, future rivals in PSACNEB cross country, wrestling and track star Casey Ellis will be joining East Stroudsburg and his wrestling and track teammate Alec Morris will be joining Slippery Rock next season.

The two signed their letters of intent to join their respective PSAC colleges on Thursday at NEB.

Ellis signed with East Stroudsburg and will be joining their cross-country team.

"I'm really excited," Ellis said. "We're going to be working on just, overall, getting faster and improving myself."

Ellis is planning on majoring in health and physical education.

"I could be a gym teacher or something like that, but there will be a bunch of other opportunities once I graduate. If I get that degree it caould open many other doors, like a personal trainer or if I take a couple of extra classes over the summers I could get a nutritionalist degree also."

Ellis is staying open-minded for the upcoming season.

"My first goal is to make the team, and then, maybe being all-conference as a freshman would be nice. It's different distances in college so I don't know how my numbers will translate, but we will run a few 5Ks so I'd like to aim for 16:00 or low 16:00s."

Morris signed with Slippery Rock and will be throwing for their track and field team this upcoming season.

I'm really excited to see how much I can gain from this year into next," Morris remarked. "Hopefully everything goes as planned."

"I definitely want to improve over my marks this year if possible. I'll probably throw everything but shot put."

Morris plans on majoring in homeland security at Slippery Rock.

"It's the main reason I chose Slippery Rock. After graduating I'd like to join the FBI. The FBI isn't looking for just criminal investigators but a more broad spectrum of people."

Morris considered ESU as well as Slippery Rock and others.

"My other choice was East Stroudsburg and I was also considering Syracuse but that flew out of the water."

"My favorite memory of track, in high school, will be making it to states last year in discus. Everything's been really good in high school."