Brianna Bowcut and Danielle Bowcut couldn't imagine going to college without each other.

The twin sister speedsters from Canyon Ridge won't have to after each signed a National Letter of Intent to run track for Idaho State University in Pocatello.

"It feels really good, I'm really excited to go run college track," Danielle Bowcut said. "I wouldn't want to go by myself. It's lucky that they wanted us both."

Both will bring speed to the Bengals, who finished sixth at the Big Sky outdoor championship last weekend.

Danielle qualified for today's state meet in the 200 meters and Brianna is seeded third in the 400 meters with a time of 59.49 seconds. The pair also help anchor the second-seeded 4x200 relay.

The sisters started running track in middle school and realized early on in their careers that they had the talent to take them to college.

"Our mom kept pushing us to run track and we kept getting better. We also knew it was a good way for us to go to school and get it paid for," Brianna Bowcut said.

They made visits to the campus this spring after corresponding with recruiters and immediately fell in love with the school and the program.

"The coaches and the team were all really nice and we felt comfortable with everyone there," Danielle Bowcut said. "It's a relief to get it all figured out and now we're really excited."

Both said the ISU coaches expect them to continue running sprints, including Brianna in the 400 meters.

"I hate the 400, but I love the 400," Brianna Bowcut said. "It's kind of my race."

Asked about the possibility of having to move up to the 800 meters, Brianna Bowcutt said, "No way. I'll stick with the sprints."

The two will also room together in the dorms.

"We share everything. To split up everything would be really weird and I don't think we would be as happy if we went different places," said Brianna Bowcut.

 

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