NAME: Andrew Thompson

SCHOOL: Fairfield Prep

GRADE: 10th

SPORT: Cross Country

ACCOMPLISHMENT: Thompson led the Jesuits to a fifth place team finish in the recent State Open meet, as he took seventh place overall, crossing the finish line in 16:18. Earlier, in the Class LL meet, Thompson finished fourth overall with a time of 16:05 as Prep took sixth place as a team. Thompson also won the SCC championship with a time of 15:44. Prep finished second as a team.


NAME: Sarah Grinalds

SCHOOL: Fairfield Ludlowe

SPORT: Swimming

GRADE: Sophomore

ACCOMPLISHMENT: Grinalds capped off an undefeated season in her two main events, the 50-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle, by winning both at the State Open championships. Grinalds won the 50-yard free with a time of 23:47 seconds and captured the 500-yard free in 4:56.60. In winning the Class LL crowns in both events, Grinalds set a new Class LL record in the 50-free, touching the wall in 23.51 seconds, and in the 500-free, Grinalds finished in 4:55.0, missing the existing Class LL record (4:54.90) by a tenth of a second.

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