Chugiak's Emma Nelson has been one of the best long-jumpers in the state -- and now the senior will try to emerge on an even bigger athletic stage.

She signed her letter of intent to compete in track and field at Division I Oregon State. She had a strong showing last year at the state championships winning the long jump, and taking third in the high and triple jumps. She also placed fourth in the 400-meter event.

Those helped lead the Mustangs to a state title for a second consecutive year.