The Zionsville girls distance medley relay team (shown left) placed sixth at the Hoosier State relays Saturday, March 16.
But not only did they place, they set some Zionsville history in the process. The team of Cally Sampson, Marianna Kastberg-Leonard, Sydney Meyers and Becca Uebele broke the school record by 19 seconds, finishing with a 12:48.04. They were only a half second out of fifth and two seconds out of fourth.
The previous record, which was set in 2007 and tied in 2011 was 13:06. Earlier this winter, Meyers, Megan Broeker, Kastberg-Leonard and Uebele broke the record with a 12:58.
The distance medley relay starts with a 1,200-meter leg (run by Sampson in 4:01.63), followed by a 400 (run by Kastberg-Leonard in 1:05.88), followed by an 800 (run by Meyers in 2:27.88) and finishes with a 1,600 (run by Uebele in 5:12.65).
“I am so proud of all the girls who competed at the state meet,” Zionsville distance coach Suzanne Riggs said in an email. “They have worked so hard this winter and now we are beginning to see the pay off. I can’t wait for warm weather and the outdoor season.”