Eva McIlraith from St. Pius X claimed the 2017 Cadet girls championship for the 3000 Meter Run yesterday with a time of 11:05.15 dropping nearly 20 seconds off her seed time of 11:24.33, clearly a fantastic personal best in competition this year.
Olivia Silenzi from Valley Catholic was seeded first with a time of 11:17.57 from her pre-season competition. With 200 yards left in the race, Silenzi fell out of first place, buckled up and began getting violently sick. With inner fortitude, she powered on, obviously not well, and crossed the finish line in sixth place. A remarkable finish for sure.
Other finishers in order included: (2nd) Olivia Seits & (3) Corinna Hatfield both from St. Anthony, (4) Alexandria Nagy from St. PIus X, (5) Fiona Lenth from St. John Fisher, (7) Kaitlin Gripekoven from St. Thomas More and (8) Georgia Hicken from Valley Catholic.