SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts

McCutcheon's Will Persin makes cross country trek for college

They say there's no place like home. Will Persin is a senior at McCutcheon. But the long distance runner plans on attending college where he grew up.

Posted: May 4, 2018 11:06 PM
Updated: May 5, 2018 12:11 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — They say there's no place like home. Will Persin is a senior at McCutcheon. But the long distance runner plans on attending college where he grew up. 

"I was actually born in Wyoming," said Persin. "I only lived out there for a couple years, but I don't remember much about it. I'm excited for a new opportunity and to see what else is out there. Wyoming just feels like a good fit for me."

While the University of Wyoming feels like a good fit for Persin, the decision wasn't easy.

"It was a tough decision," said Persin. "There we're a lot of good options out there. I really like a lot of the coaches and a lot of the schools."

Persin chose the Wyoming over other offers from schools such as Purdue, Kansas and Drake.

"It was a good problem to have," said Persin. "But at the end of the day, Wyoming was the choice for me."

Persin, growing up in a Big Ten town will experience a new wave of college athletics.

"Seeing other parts of the country and being able to travel — along the whole west side of the country — going to the Mountains and California that's all going to be a great experience," said Persin. That comes with NCAA athletics — traveling and living in a different area. That was really important to me."

The soon-to-be Cowboy is looking forward to this opportunity, but will always remember where he started.

"I love Indiana," said Persin. "But I'm excited to see what else is out there."

Lafayette
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 56°
Kokomo
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 50°
Rensselaer
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 48°
Lafayette
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 56°
Danville
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 47°
Frankfort
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 44°
Frankfort
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 50°
Monticello
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 59° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 48°
Monticello
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 60° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 48°
Logansport
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 42°
Warmer, wetter, stormy pattern ahead.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 662750

Reported Deaths: 12623
CountyCasesDeaths
Marion907691647
Lake48461880
Allen35897638
Hamilton32121398
St. Joseph30032513
Elkhart25403417
Vanderburgh21261379
Tippecanoe20050203
Johnson16362360
Porter15987270
Hendricks15835300
Clark11976181
Madison11756319
Vigo11625230
Monroe10343163
Delaware9842179
LaPorte9778197
Howard9059198
Kosciusko8567111
Bartholomew7464147
Warrick7422151
Hancock7409132
Floyd7217170
Wayne6640192
Grant6432157
Boone610088
Morgan6096125
Dubois5916111
Dearborn548368
Cass545099
Marshall5427104
Henry542593
Noble509778
Jackson465067
Shelby460790
Lawrence4186113
Gibson401381
Harrison400464
Clinton396153
Montgomery387283
DeKalb385878
Miami357563
Knox357485
Whitley349537
Huntington345777
Steuben338855
Wabash331876
Putnam330559
Ripley327162
Adams323549
Jasper316643
White297352
Jefferson295074
Daviess285496
Fayette271956
Decatur270988
Greene261580
Posey261231
Wells258375
Scott250850
Clay241644
LaGrange240970
Randolph225476
Spencer218030
Jennings215344
Washington211627
Sullivan203339
Fountain201642
Starke188251
Owen182353
Fulton179037
Jay177928
Carroll176518
Perry173235
Orange171250
Rush165122
Vermillion160842
Franklin159435
Tipton146741
Parke139316
Pike127832
Blackford120627
Pulaski106644
Newton96532
Brown95139
Benton92213
Crawford90713
Martin80114
Warren75814
Switzerland7548
Union67210
Ohio53711
Unassigned0431

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events