Fremont’s Walker Set To Take Running Career to Purdue
FREMONT – Fremont senior Nathan Walker is no stranger to success in cross country and track and field.
Earlier this month, Walker and the Packers captured their second straight MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 championship and 10th as a program.
In the process, Walker became the first Fremont runner to win the individual title since Riley Klingel 2002 and the third since Nathan Moon first accomplished the feat back in 1946.
His running skills have gained the attention from a handful of NCAA Division I schools, but ultimately Walker decided on Purdue to continue his academic and athletic careers.
“Purdue was my gut feeling,” Walker said. “I really liked the coach, I really liked the team atmosphere that they have, like the morals they have as a team. That was appealing to me. And I was able to get on campus with my family for an unofficial visit, but I really liked that campus and I really liked the coach.”
Walker plans to major in secondary education with a focus on math.