Fynn Bright

2024 XC/Track Athlete from Champaign Central HS


My name is Fynn Bright. I am in the Class of 2024 and attend Champaign Central High School in Champaign, Illinois. During my athletic career at CHS I was able to hold a varsity spot in XC, Track and Swim every year that I participated. Through hard work and dedication I was able to improve my 1600m time by 28 seconds and my 3200m time by 54 seconds from sophomore to junior year. My PBs sit as follows: 4:24 in the 1600m, 9:39 in the 3200m and 1:58 in the 800m. I was also fortunate to be the anchor on a team with other very accomplished runners. As a team we won the 4x800m 2A Indoor State race, and placed 6th during the Outdoor State Championship. This year showed great success but I believe there is a lot more I can accomplish such as improving my XC and Track times, overall maturity and mentality. My goals for my senior year include sub 14:30 for 3 miles, sub 9:15 for 3200m, sub 4:15 for 1600m, and sub 1:55 for 800m. I can’t wait for one last season with my team and I am excited to see where this road of hard work will take me.

The main part of my high school career is academics, and I am proud to say that I have worked hard since the beginning to maintain a high GPA. With 12 AP/Accelerated classes I was able to maintain a 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale and a weighted 4.407 GPA on a 5.0 scale. I like to live by what my coach always tells me, which is putting the student before the athlete. Without hard work in the classroom, I would not be eligible to participate in what I love to do most, which is to run, and be around all of the people that I have built strong friendships with over the last few years.

I have a special interest in pursuing business as a career. As an extracurricular activity, I built and captained the “CHS Business” team during the Wharton Global High School Investment Competition. My team of 5 placed in the top 200 out of 4,000 international teams. Outside of the classroom I have worked as a lifeguard at the local pool for the past two years. This job has taught me very important life lessons such as how to handle stress, be a team player, problem solving skills and how to have a flexible mind.

I will try my hardest to make senior year my best one yet and finish high school with a bang. I will work towards raising my GPA, and I can’t wait to work towards the listed running times. I know that there will be adversity along the way but I am ready to receive it and push my way through it. I love running inside and out, and I would be extremely delighted to pursue an academic and athletic career at the college level. For more information, please email me at fynnbright2024@gmail.com


5’10 / 130
800m: 1:59
1600m: 4:24
3200m: 9:39
3 mile: 15:37


4.407 GPA 
Major: Business
NCAA ID: 2306927338

Extracurricular Activities

Mountain Biking
Rock Climbing

Graduation Year

2024 Graduate from Champaign Central HS in Champaign, IL



* 4.407 GPA
* National German Gold Award
* Started Wharton Business Competition
* AP Government, SR
* AP Statistics, SR
* AP German, JR
* AP English Lang, JR
* AP US History, JR
* Accelerated Precalculus, JR
* Prep AP Physics 1/2, JR
* AP World History, SO
* Prep AP Comp English 2, SO
* Accelerated Algebra 2, SO
* Prep AP Chemistry 1/2, SO
* Prep AP Biology, FR
* Prep AP Geometry, FR
* Prep AP Comp English 1, FR

Resume / Honors & Accomplishments

* 15th – IHSA 2A State Meet (1600m, 4:28), JR
* 6th – IHSA 2A State Meet (4x800m), JR
* IHSA State Qualifier (1600m, 4x800m), JR
* 32nd – Distance Night in Palatine (1600m, 4:24), JR
* 1st – Illinois Top Times 2A (4x800m), JR
* 6th – Illinois Top Times 2A (1600m, 4:27), JR
* 800/1600/3200 Indoor School Records, JR
* Most Valuable Athlete, JR
* Varsity letterman
* 71st – IHSA State 2A Meet (16:48), JR
* 13th – IHSA State 2A Meet (Team), JR
* 2x State Qualifier
* Varsity letterman

* RunCCG PR Running Camp – July, 23

Upcoming Schedule

July 28 – Detweiller at Dark

For more information, please email me at fynnbright2024@gmail.com.