Blazers and Friars Compete in Track & Field Sectionals


Last week, local high schools Trinity and Fenwick competed in the IHSA 2A girls track and field sectional meet on the campus of Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.

Both Trinity and Fenwick saw their fair share of success by placing fourth and fifth respectively.

Trinity’s Sierra Brown finished first in high jump and triple jump with the addition of a second place finish in long jump. In the running events, Trinity finished second overall in the 4X100-meter relay while sophomore Hailey Hanson finished first in the 3200-meter run. Senior Kenzie Hunt finished second in the 100-meter dash.

Fenwick also had success finishing first overall in the 4X800-meter relay. Yet, it was senior, Grace Cronin, who stole the show for the Friars. Cronin finished first in both the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter low hurdles.

“I was happy with my times at sectionals and I’m still hoping to break my personal record in the 300-meter hurdles at state,” said Cronin.

Cronin currently holds Fenwick records for high jump, the 100-meter hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles, the 200-meter dash, and the 1600-meter relay. She will be attending the University of Notre Dame in the fall and be competing in track for the Fighting Irish.

“The team seems like a great group of people and I’m really looking forward to becoming part of the Notre Dame family,” said Cronin.


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