Holy Child Track Star Finishes Among State’s Best

Isabelle Despins with head coach Declan Foley


Holy Child junior Isabelle Despins represented the Gryphons at the New York State Federation Track and Field Championships March 5 and 6 at Cornell University, running the 300-meter dash in 45.48 seconds. She finished in 27th place.

Despins qualified for the meet two weeks ago by winning the NYSAIS Championship 300 in a personal best time of 44.42, edging out her nearest competitor by just over a half-second. This was her first individual appearance at a State Meet. Despins was also the recipient of the NYSAIS Girls Sportsmanship Award for the 2010-2011 Indoor Track and Field season.

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