Shout-out to Old St. Mary's Girls Cross Country Team:
While Chicago cheers on the Cubs in their pursuit of a championship, the girls cross country team from Old St. Mary's School in the City is celebrating its State of Illinois Cross Country Championship.
Hailing from Chicago’s South Loop, the Old St. Mary’s Knights scored their dominant victory at the annual Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Class 1A State Cross Country Meet. It was held Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Maxwell Park in Normal, Illinois. This talented group of fifth-through-eighth graders finished a resounding 30 points ahead of runner-up St. Thomas School of Palatine, IL. In cross country, the lowest point total wins; the Knights, coached by Sue Urban-Crowley and Aimee Hwang, finished with 81 points, compared to 111 by St. Thomas.
The girls of Old St. Mary’s turned in consistent performances which contributed to their margin of victory. In outpacing 27 other squads, the Knights benefitted in their team scoring from many fine finishes. They included 5 th Place by Olivia Syftestad, 7th place by Summer Cardenas, 15th by Reese Crowley, 19th by Ella Hwang, 35th by Emily Hwang, 51st by Ally Dombrowski, and 53rd by Sandy O'Malley. Also on the State team are Meghan Semmer and Stacia Konow.
(Hat tip: TS!)