NEBRASKA CITY- Nebraska City senior Riley Wehling announced his commitment this week to run track at Nebraska Wesleyan next season. 

The business administration major says that the choice to sign with the Prairie Wolves has been an option for quite some time.

“Their coach heavily recruited me ever since January of 2018,” Wehling said. “I went to a couple clinics and it felt like home.”

Wehling says that he had other options as well, like Concordia and Kearney, but Nebraska Wesleyan has been in conversation with Wehling since the end of his sophomore season.

“They kinda contacted me first right after my sophomore season,” Wehling said. “Ever since then I knew.”

The multi-sport and multi-event athlete has an enormous pool of records to choose from at Nebraska City for track and field, but Wehling’s senior season hasn’t gone quite the way he anticipated.

Wehling suffered a hamstring injury in the first indoor track meet of the season. That injury has sidelined the future Prairie Wolf for a few weeks, but Wehling remains optimistic that his senior season isn’t written off yet.

“It’s tough, it’s tough, but it’s just a little set back.” Wehling said. “I should be back in the next week or two, so I’m looking forward (to it).”