According to posts by media partner RunnerSpace.com and USA Track & Field on their Instagram accounts, Camas HS senior Alexa Efraimson (left/photo by Paul Merca), who earlier in the summer announced that she would forego her senior season, will follow the same path as New York's Mary Cain, and turn professional.
She will continue to train under long time coach Mike Hickey, but will compete for Nike.
In a video interview with RunnerSpace/DyeStat's Doug Binder, Efraimson, the Washington state 4A champ in the 1600m said that, “My family and I, along with my coach, did a lot of pros and cons lists as to whether we should we should go to college or whether we should go professionally,”
“And for my personal improvement both as an athlete and as an overall person, mentally and physically, I think that being able to stay with what we know and be able to go professional is just the best route for me.”
Efraimson won two Washington state cross country titles in her career at Camas, and won the USA junior title at 1500 meters in Eugene this summer, before finishing sixth in the finals of the 1500 at the IAAF world junior championships last month.
Efraimson will be represented by Flynn Sports Management.
An attempt to reach Efraimson this evening was unsuccessful.
NOTE: Media partner RunnerSpace.com/DyeStat contributed to this report.