Waterloo High School freshman Jenna Schwartz accomplished more this season than any other female cross country athlete at the school has before.
On Saturday, she became the first cross country girl at WHS history to earn an All-State medal with a 24th place showing at the Class 2A state meet held at Detweiler Park in Peoria.
Her state meet finishing time of 17:55 also eclipsed her own school record by nine seconds.
“Jenna had an amazing day at state,” WHS cross country coach Larry Huffman said. “The top 25 runners get All-State medals, so it was close.”
She was the third overall freshman in the race, Huffman added.
Jenna is the daughter of Nick and Beth Schwartz. Nick is the principal at Waterloo Junior High School.
Both of her parents ran cross country at high school and also collegiately at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her brother, Jake, had a fine season in his own right, advancing to the sectional round for the WHS boys cross country team…>>>
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