Grace Tierney enjoyed the ultimate moment after the final race of her prep swimming career last month.
The Loyola Academy senior, who has been named @Properties Athletes of the Month (East Zone), hadn’t just anchored the Ramblers’ victorious 400-yard freestyle relay (3:27.05) at the state swimming and diving meet at Evanston Township High School on Nov. 22; she also climbed out of the pool as a member of a state championship squad — the first in program history.
Earlier in the meet the University of Wisconsin recruit touched second in the 200 free (1:50.47), finished fifth in the 500 free (4:57.83) and anchored LA’s fifth-place 200 free relay (1:36.26).
LA scored 148 points, 30 points in front of co-runners-up Downers Grove North and Rosary. Tierney’s state swims generated more than half (75) of LA’s team points.