January 2, 2024
Ursuline Academy senior Bentley Thomas has been chasing a dream for years. And earlier this fall, she reached one of them by becoming District Champion. “It’s quite an accomplishment and the entire Ursuline family is very proud of her,” shared Colleen O’Brien, Ursuline Athletic Director.
Another of her dreams was achieved at the Nike Midwest Regional XC meet when Bentley broke the school record with a blazing 17:42.5 time.
As many in our community know, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine plays a role with more than 40 local high schools’ athletic programs. In this instance, Becky White is one of Beacon’s certified athletic trainers who proudly serves at Ursuline Academy. Keeping athletes like Bentley healthy and competing is the goal. And caring for anyone who gets injured is part of the responsibility.
In this instance, Bentley has worked hard to stay a healthy competitor. “Bentley didn’t get to this point in her athletic career without hard work, dedication, and amazing support from her coaches, teammates and family,” O’Brien said. “She is a great example for all student-athletes.”
Bentley has committed to run cross country at Northwestern University next fall. Go Bentley!