Fenwick High School sophomore Olivia Cameron bowls at the IHSA Hinsdale Central girls bowling sectional Feb. 11. Cameron posted a score of 1,205 pins and finished fourth to qualify for the state finals, becoming the first-ever girl in the Friars' program to achieve this feat. | VISUAL IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

Fenwick High School sophomore Olivia Cameron made history Feb. 11 at the IHSA Hinsdale Central Sectional held at Suburbanite Bowl in Westmont, becoming the Friars’ first-ever girls bowling state qualifier.

Cameron’s score of 1,205 pins was the highest among individuals not on state-qualifying schools. She placed fourth overall.

“Olivia set a goal for a 200 average for the day, and she hit that target on the dot,” said Fenwick coach Judith Tichacek. “Before the tournament, we talked about keeping open communication between us and making sure that we talk out major decisions before acting on them during match play. I think that helped a lot.”

Cameron had a high game of 267, and Tichacek felt “she really got into the zone that game.”

“If she can keep that same focus during the state tournament, I think she’ll perform well and surpass that 200 average,” she said.

Cameron will bowl in the IHSA state tournament Feb. 17-18 at the Cherry Bowl Lanes in Rockford.

Also at the Hinsdale Central sectional, Trinity High School ended its season with an 11th-place finish in the team standings, amassing 3,439 pins.

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