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Moton to transfer from UND to NDSU to compete in track and field

Akealy Moton of West Fargo, who is heading to North Dakota State for track and field, won state titles in the javelin and shot put in high school. Pioneer file photo

After one season with the University of North Dakota women's basketball team, Akealy Moton is not only switching schools but changing sports. North Dakota State announced on May 3 Moton signed a letter of intent to compete in track and field.

She will have four years of eligibility remaining beginning in the 2018-19 school year. Athletes who transfer from one Division I school to another do not have to sit out a season in track and field.

Moton is a former six-time state champion at West Fargo High School winning three state titles in the shot put and three in the javelin. She owns the top shot put in North Dakota high school history at 50 feet, 3 inches and is second all-time in the javelin at 151-8.

The 6-foot forward averaged 2.5 points and 2.3 rebounds while playing in 15 games for the Fighting Hawks this season. At West Fargo, she averaged 25.7 points and 9.2 rebounds her senior year.

She'll join a Bison track and field team that has some of the top throwers in the country. NDSU was first in the country in both the shot put and javelin, according to official track and field rankings.