HOF 1997 Lori Monaco Mills

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Lori Monaco Mills

  • graduated from Weston-McEwen High School in 1997

  • Athletic Accomplishments:

    • She is one of the greatest female distance runners in the history of Eastern Oregon

    • She has won 4 district championships in Cross Country, placed in the top 4 at every state meet she entered placing 2nd twice

    • Cross Country was not her only sport, she was a two year started in Basketball and one of the team captains

    • Track was where her star shone brightest

      • she won 8 individual district championships, 4 each in the 1500 and 3000

      • her district records in both events still stand

      • at the state meet she won 4 individual titles including back to back championships her senior year in the 1500 and 3000

      • in 1997 she led the TigerScots to a second place finish at the state meet

  • She was involved in almost every club offered at Weston-McEwen: Spanish Club, Choir, Letterman's Club, FFA, Drama Club and was Senior Class President

  • After graduation she accepted a track and cross country scholarship to Boise State University

    • she became a 4 year letterman at Boise State and earned All Conference honors in the 10,000 meters her sophomore, junior and senior years

  • Following her graduation from Boise State she has taught in Meridian Idaho and Irrigon Oregon before finally coming home to teach in the Athena Weston School District

  • She is currently Principal at Sandstone Middle School in Hermiston Oregon

Lori Monaco Mills