Aberdeen track star Faith Cardenas signs with University of San Francisco

ABERDEEN — Aberdeen High School track and field standout Faith Cardenas has made her choice to where she will continue her sprinting career.

At a signing ceremony on Wednesday at Aberdeen High School, Cardenas inked a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of San Francisco in the fall.

The Bobcats senior speedster won three events at Saturday’s Ray Ryan Memorial meet — claiming county titles in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter events with times of 13.20, 27.62 and 1:01.89, respectively. Her time in the 200 was a season best.

Cardenas has won Female Athlete of the Meet at the all-county event each of the past three seasons. Last season, she placed fourth overall in the 400 meters at the state championships with a time of 58.14, a personal best.

An all-around athlete, Cardenas has also competed twice at the state finals in cross country as well as placing sixth in the state at last winter’s wrestling Mat Classic.

She has earned four varsity letters in wrestling and track and two additional letters competing in cross country.

The senior honor student plans on majoring in kenesiology with a minor in psychology while competing for the NCAA Division I Dons track program.

Correction: Article edited to reflect correct name of school and add state championship information.