Star Bangor High jumper to accept scholarship from University of Connecticut

Bangor High School senior Alyssa Elliott, who has won state Class A championships in the triple jump and long jump and is a two-time All-New England selection, is taking her talents to the University of Connecticut.

Elliott said she really likes the coaches and had talked to other athletes who had attended UConn and they told her they loved it there.

“That helped with my decision-making,” said the 5-foot-11 Elliott, who will be on a full scholarship. “UConn had reached out to me last year and I was really excited about it. I kept in contact with them. It came down to three schools but UConn is where I really wanted to go.”

Elliott said she is going to be transformed into a heptathlete, a challenge to which she is looking forward.

That event involves seven disciplines: the 100-meter hurdles, the high jump, the long jump, the javelin, the shot

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