Laramie, WY (KGWN)- Cassidy Meade graduated from Laramie High School with one of the most impressive careers in school history.
She won eight state championships in track and field outdoor in her career as a Plainsmen, including four her senior year.
It was no surprise that her home university might be interested in such a dominant athlete. For Meade the choice to stay home was an easy one.
"Staying in Laramie was a big deal for me, just because it's my hometown, and I just have so much support here," Meade said.
Success on the track is what Meade was used to in high school, and any question whether or not she could bring that to the collegiate level were quickly set aside.
Meade's first top 3 finish came at the Powder River Dual, during the indoor track and field season, on January 31, when she finished 3rd in the mile with a time of 5:10.66.
The outdoor season is where Meade has historically found the greatest success.
The two-time Wyoming state champion in the 800 meter run, found the first win of her career as a Cowgirl in that same event.
At the Tom Benich Invite on April 4, Meade won the 800 meter run in a time of 2:16.51.
Meade went on to run the second fastest qualifying time in the preliminaries at the Mountain West track and field championships of 2:15.21 and with an even faster time of 2:13.61 finished 8th out of a field of 9 runners in the finals.
"I just took it as a huge opportunity, I'm a freshman but I just wanted to go out there and see what I could do," Mead said after the race. "I knew I had some top girls in there, so it was really exciting."