Adrian alumni Roby Young waiting for outdoor season…and dead bodies

Although we cover high school sports in eastern Oregon, we love to hear about former high school athletes from our schools continuing both their education and athletics at the collegiate level. We were recently contacted and tipped off about the outstanding college track career of Roby Young, an Adrian High School graduate and current student at the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho.

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Caldwell, Idaho – Former Adrian Antelope and current College of Idaho student Roby Young has accomplished much in her collegiate career. A sophomore this year, Young is a two-time All American and recently, her 4X800 relay team placed third in the NAIA Indoor Nationals.

“I am really lucky to be a part of this team,” Young told recently. “The coach is great and I have some amazing teammates.”

One of the teammates is an old foe, one Young competed against back in her days at Adrian. Young now runs in the same unform as former Weiser Wolverine, Abby Shirts.

With the indoor season behind her, Young now is preparing to take her running skills under the sun.

“I am so excited for the outdoor season after what we accomplished indoor,” she said.

Young’s athletic accomplishments at C of I are meshed in with a busy academic career. Serving as a resident assistant this year helping out freshmen, Young is studying biomedical sciences with plans on attending Idaho State University down the road for a career as a physician’s assistant. Her career choice and an excellent resume has resulted in Young spending the upcoming summer in a most unusual way.

In addition to her continued training on the track front, Young recently received notification she was one of a select group of students chosen by a Treasure Valley entity to assist in a cadaver lab. On any day this summer, Young will be taking her cleats off after training to enter a room of deceased persons.

“This will be my first time with a dead body,” explained Young.

Young said she will take some time away from training and cadavers to return home for one thing-her dog recently delivered a litter of puppies.