Born in Accra, Ghana and adopted by her family in the U.S. when she was 7 years old, senior Fair Niven has adjusted to America and excelled in her time at Saint George’s School. See the article about Fair in the Spokesman’s Graduation Section, as well as the ad highlighting all 27 members of the Class of 2022 and the colleges they will attend this fall.
Spokesman-Review sports reporter Dave Nichols had so much to say about the SGS girls State Champion track team that it took two articles. He wrote on May 28:
The St. George’s girls won all three relays – and they weren’t particularly close. In the 4×400 race, the Dragons won by 6 seconds, matching the number of consecutive times they’ve won state in the event.
The 4×400 team was made up of Georgia Steele, Maggie McLaughlin, Savvy Briceno and Josie McLaughlin.
Senior Maggie McLaughlin took the lead during the second leg and the Dragons did nothing but extend the lead though the final three legs.
“It’s an amazing relief,” McLaughlin said. “We’ve all worked so hard and we just wanted to make our coaches happy and proud cause they’ve been there for us all along the way.”
“We love Maggie,” St. George’s coach T.J. Moulton said. “She stresses us out. But she runs so hard in everything she does. She’s always someone we can count on to just run as hard as Maggie can run. Can’t ask anything more than that.”
McLaughlin was a freshman when St. George’s broke the record of five consecutive wins in the 4×400.
“To make it six consecutive now as a senior it’s just so fulfilling,” she said.
“I’ve been working hard the past couple of years putting in the work and getting ready for college and now it just feels awesome.”
Then on June 2, Nichols added the following:
The St. George’s girls ran away with the team title and dominated the relays, winning all three – including the 4×400 for the sixth straight season.
Several individual performances stood out.
Freshman Josie McLaughlin finished first in the 800 and 1,600 in addition to anchoring the 4×400 relay. Senior Fair Niven took second in the 100, fourth in the 200 and second in the 400 in addition to helping the 4×100 win.
“This just feels awesome because I love these girls so much, and I’m just proud of us,” Niven said.
“It kind of feels surreal right now,” Andee West, part of the 4×100 and 4×200 teams, said. “It hasn’t really hit yet. But I know soon it will.”
“It feels so good to be a part of it and just in with these amazing girls,” Audra Gliniak said. “Yeah, it’s a family for sure.”
The SGS girls’ track and field team ran away with the State Title at the 2B State Championships in Cheney on May 26-28. See a Girls’ Photo Gallery of images from their events and of the State Trophy. The SGS boys finished 13th overall with several medals as well; see a Boys’ Photo Gallery from their events at State. Thanks to Jeff Thomas, Jayne McLaughlin, and coach Jessi Reed for the great photos!
The Class of 2022 graduated on a sunny afternoon surrounded by faculty, family, and friends on Graduation Lawn. Here are photo galleries of Candid Shots taken before the ceremony, of the faculty and seniors Marching In and receiving awards, of the seniors receiving Kind Words (Bade through McLaughlin) and Kind Words (Morris through Zhao) along with their diplomas, of the faculty and graduates Marching Out, and of the Reception on Davenport Lawn. Also see a brief Video of the Reception Line and a photo gallery of the overall Ceremony Highlights. Congratulations to the Class of 2022!