The Chesterton girls track team may not have brought home any hardware from
the IHSAA State Finals on Saturday, but that didn’t diminish coach Steve
“We were 6-for-6 with beating our seed times and we really were ready to
race,” Kearney said. “We beat a lot of people we probably weren’t supposed
too. What a fantastic day.”
The Trojans top finisher was senior Stephanie Fisher with a 10th place run
in the 300 hurdles that also bested her own school-record (45.3). She also
finished 13th in the 100 hurdles.
“We had some really good senior hurdles coming into the year, but Stephanie
put us on the map,” Kearney said. “It’s a tribute to the girls and to her
that there wasn’t any dissension. I’m happy to have had her in our program
for a year.”
Senior Katie Behrendt also finished her CHS career with a 16th finish in the
400 and anchoring the 4x400 Relay group (Jordyn Kincy, Anna Raffin, Kristin
Mabry) to a 16th place finish in a season best 4:00.95.
“Katie ran her PR in the 400 (58.92) and was just behind the school record,”
Kearney said. “She’s had a great impact on our program over the last four
years. To have her cap off her career running here at State is awesome.
“The best athletes perform in the big meet’s and that’s what she did today.
I’m really happy for her .”
Chesterton started the day with the 4x800 quartet of Rosie Biehl, Haley
Cushway, Kristen Homme and Tori Schroeder finishing 14th in a season-best
“In the 4x8, everybody ran their best time of the year,” Kearney said. “What
else could ask of them.”
Homme, a freshman, returned an hour later for a 17th place finish in the
“Homme in the
1600 after running the 800 on a really hot day, just ran a great race as a
freshman,” Kearney said. “Our kids returning learned a lot about running
here and I think the girls are pretty excited to get back here and do even
better next year.”