Michaela Nelson, Xenia Christian signed a NLI to join the Cedarville U. Track & Field program in the fall.


Michaela wanted to attend a Christian college in this region.  Fortunately, there were some offering her a scholarship for Track.  Among those, Cedarville was the best choice having considered going there for many years.  She will major in Athletic Training.

CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Head coach Jeff Bolender is pleased to add a key recruit to the 2014 Cedarville University women's track & field program. Michaela Nelson recently signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Cedarville this fall and join the Lady Jacket track squad.

Michaela is a senior at Xenia Christian High School in Xenia, Ohio. She has been a four-sport athlete at XCHS participating in volleyball, soccer, basketball as well as track & field.

Michaela has missed recent competitive athletics due to an injury but still has many significant accomplishments. On the track as a sophomore, Michaela placed third at the state meet in the 400 meters. During her freshman campaign she finished fifth in the 200 meters and ninth in the 100 meters. Michaela's personal records are 12.3 seconds in the 100 meters, 25.6 seconds in the 200 meters and a district record 57.6 seconds in the 400 meters.

As a senior she was the District Player of the Year in basketball and a member of the All-Ohio Third Team. Michaela scored over 1,000 career points while also earning all-conference first team and all-area second team honors.

Michaela is the daughter of Lance and Jacque Nelson of Wilmington, Ohio.