Maria Pretnar
  • In recognition of
    Maria Pretnar, Class of 2006
    on her induction to the
    Hillsboro High School
    Athletic Hall of Fame
    September 6, 2014

Maria Pretnar

  • Maria Pretnar, one of only six Hillsboro High School girls to medal in a state track meet, is the only one with three state medals, including a 2007 state championship in the shot put.


    As a senior in high school, Pretnar heaved the shot 42 feet, 10 and a quarter inches to win the IHSA Class A state championship after finishing second in state in the shot the previous year.  As a senior, she also finished ninth in the discus and still holds the school record for both.


    In addition to being the school's second leading all-time scorer in basketball, she was also the Class A three-point showdown champion and earned second and third team all-state status.


    In volleyball, she was all-conference and team MVP as a junior.


    She finished her high school career with a 3.8 grade point average.

Last Modified on September 20, 2015