Local gay athlete excels in high school, now off to U. of I.
Konrad Eiring was a four-year varsity athlete at Barrington High School in the northwest suburbs, excelling in cross country and track & field. He missed graduation this past spring because he was at the Illinois High School State Track Meet. His team, though, had a small graduation ceremony a week later, and now he's heading downstate to attend the University of Illinois in Champagne-Urbana, looking to major in art and design. "I love design and clothing," said Eiring, 18, who also has a passion and appreciation for music, instilled in him at a young age by his dad. READ MORE