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Claire Nolan, a senior at Taylorville High School, will be signing a national letter of intent to attend the University of Iowa on National Signing Day, February 6, in the Taylorville West Gym lobby at 2:45 p.m.

Claire is a three-time state qualifier (2010 – 2012) in the Shot Put (finishing 3rd in 2010, 7th in 2011, and 3rd in 2012), as well as a qualifier in 2012 in the discus where she finished 23rd at the state meet. She is also a two-time Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Qualifier (the unofficial indoor state meet) finishing 3rd in 2010, and 4th in 2012. She has career personal records of 44’ 4” Shot Put and 114’ 0” Discus, both outdoor school records. Claire also holds the indoor school record in the shot put 41’ 4”. Additionally, Claire is the reigning Central State Eight champion in the shot put.

Claire earned Academic All-Central State Eight status in 2011 and 2012. Claire ranks in the top 20% of her class and intends to major in nursing. Claire is the daughter of Mike Nolan and Andrea Nolan of Taylorville.

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