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June 11, 2014

Lady Eagles 3,200-meter relay gets to podium at state

The Zionsville girls track team was well-represented Friday, June 6 at the IHSAA Girls State Track and Field Finals.

The Eagles had five athletes participate in three events, their most in recent years.

Zionsville head coach Jackie Harder said the experience was better with multiple events at the state finals.

"It is so exciting because this is the most girls we have had down here in a couple of years," Harder said. "To go from one girl last year to five girls and three events this year is outstanding. Especially having to come out of our regional, which is a tough regional. Any time you can get multiple events out is huge."

The top finish went to the 3,200-meter relay team of Samantha Mitchell, Sydney Meyers, Marianna Kastberg-Leonard and Becca Uebele.

The quartet placed eighth overall in a time of 9:27.10 to earn a place on the podium.

The time was nine seconds better than their seed time.

"It was a fantastic year for them," Harder said. "All four of the girls ran seasonal bests or were really close to them. To drop that much time at this meet, as coaches that is what aim to do, get them to peak at the end of the year. The state meet was their goal and to run their best at the state meet, they succeed in that today."

In the 800-meter run, Meyers placed 13th with a time of 2:19.39.

For more of this story, read the June 11 edition of the Times Sentinel.

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