Siltman Running with the Panthers

By Jadyn Talbert, OHS Torch Reporter


Star runner and record breaker at OHS, Shelby Siltman, will be found running through the beautiful Eastern Illinois University college campus this fall to continue her outstanding athletic career.

Siltman committed this past winter to Eastern Illinois University located in Charleston IL. EIU is a small Division 1 school where Siltman plans to run cross country and track.

EIU was not the only school trying to bring Siltman to their program. Two local schools, Bradley University and ISU, were also in the running. Yet Siltman had several reasons for her choice.

“It’s a small school with some great coaches, also I could not pass up that beautiful campus.”

Siltman plans to study Dietetics throughout her four years, and one day plans to be an athletic dietitian. She is very excited for this next chapter in her life.

“Yeah, I am more excited than anything. To live on my own, meet new friends and have new opportunities,” said Siltman.

Siltman holds records here at Oly in both Cross Country and Track and Field. This past Cross Country season she continued her streak and broke her own school record.

With her outstanding high school running career, it is no question that Siltman will succeed in college. Best of luck!