2021 - 2022 ILLINOIS
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ALI
INCE
MIDDLE DISTANCE
NORMAL COMMUNITY HS
NORMAL, ILLINOIS
SOPHOMORE
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-10
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
1ST - 55.25
CLASS 3A STATE MEET - 400M
1ST - 2:10.22
CLASS 3A STATE MEET - 800M
“Ali is a national-class runner and a world-class human being. She had another outstanding track and field season, but she was also willing to sacrifice in support of her team and teammates.”
Tom Patten
Head Coach - Normal Community distance coach

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-10 sophomore won both the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run at the Class 3A state meet this past season, breaking the tape in the former with a time of 55.25 seconds and taking the 800 in 2:10.22. Ince also won the 800 at the Brooks PR Invitational in 2:04.14, which ranked as the nation’s No. 4 performance among prep girls competitors in 2022. She took second nationally in the same event at the Nike Outdoor Nationals.

Academic Achievement


Ince has maintained a 4.93 GPA in the classroom. She will begin her junior year of high school this fall.

Exemplary Character


A member of her school’s Student Council, Ince serves on the yearbook staff and has volunteered locally on behalf of a food bank and youth running programs.