Olivia Hartke ('22) ahead of the pack in the Intercity cross country 3 mile run. Hartke would win the race and lead her team to the Intercity title.

Inkspot Athlete of the Week: Olivia Hartke

October 16, 2019

Olivia Hartke (‘22) led the varsity girls cross country team to their first Intercity title since 2007. Hartke won the individual title, finishing 42 seconds ahead of second place. Hartke's first-place finish was crucial for the Lady Iron, who squeaked out a victory by only two points over U-High.  Entering the race Hartke knew she had a ...

Inkspot Athlete of the Week: Anya Weber

Weber in front of the Iron pool record board after breaking the six dive school record.

Reid Watkins, Sports Editor

September 24, 2019

Anya Weber broke the school diving record for six dives Saturday, September 14, with a score of 257.95, breaking the previous record of 246.60. Weber accomplished this in only the third meet of the season, but that meet was her last opportunity to break the record, as there will be no more six dive competitions at any meets later in the season. Webe...

Manning breaks record at Big 12 Indoor

Tommy Lebow, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2015

Senior Courtney Manning broke the triple jump record at the Girl's Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championship on Monday, March 9th. Manning posted a jump of 35 feet and 11 and 3/4 inches to break the previous meet record. Manning also won the 400 Meter Dash, with a time of 1:01.58,and 60 Meter Hurdles, with a time of 9.52. Senior Brooke Catherine added wins in the High Jump, with a jump of 4'10", and Pole Vault, with a vault of 12'6", while junior Danielle Beckstead won the 800 Meter Run. Sophomore Nikki Ogorek finished second to Catherine in the Pole Vault, while...

Athlete of the Week: Katelyn Sauder

Athlete of the Week: Katelyn Sauder

November 27, 2013

Katelyn Sauder(11) has been swimming since the age of eight; a member of the varsity swim team all three years of her high school career. Sauder is a member of Waves, a year round swim team, which she takes time off from to swim the high school season coached by Heather Budak. Sauder has had an outstanding season thus far and could not be happier...

Athlete of the Week: Dee Byrd

Athlete of the Week: Dee Byrd

April 16, 2013

Deandra "Dee" Byrd (11) runs track and plays volleyball here at Normal Community. She has only played volleyball for two years and is currently in her third year of track. Byrd specializes in the 4x400, 200, and the long jump. Setting goals for the future is something most athletes do. Byrd would like to run track in college and her number one choice...

Athlete of the Week: Lance Bergmann

Athlete of the Week: Lance Bergmann

March 17, 2013

Senior Lance Bergmann has swum for the Ironmen all four years, for three of those years, Bergmann has represented the school at the IHSA State Swimming and Diving competition in the 100-yard breaststroke. Bergmann holds the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 58.50, which he set on February 22nd, 2013 at State. This time was f...

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