Finn Valley AC hurdler Arlene Crossan leaves Ireland tomorrow to take up a scholarship at West Texas A&M University.
The 18-year-old Letterkenny native had originally planned to go to the University of New Mexico in the autumn, but will now take up residency in Canyon, Texas.
Crossan – pictured by Kieran Carlin – will become the seventh Finn Valley athlete to take up a scholarship in America.
Last summer, Crossan won the Irish junior 400m hurdles and competed at the European Under-20 Championships in Italy.
Crossan, coached by Shauna Carlin at Finn Valley, has also competed in the European Youths and the World Junior Championships.