NEW YORK -- Union Catholic's magical and historic track and field season continued with another jaw dropping and electrifying performance at the 85th annual Eastern States Championships on Tuesday night at the New York Armory.
The Vikings, who won a state record tying fifth straight girls Non-Public A State title this past Saturday, followed that up by blitzing the field in the girls distance medley relay with a sizzling winning time of 11:59.38, which is the fastest time in the nation this season by a high school team and shattered the Union County record. The former record was 12:01.3 by Summit in 1981.
UC's splits were 3:42.96 for 1,200 by junior Leena Morant, 59.90 for 400 by sophomore Avery Jordan, 2:21.86 for 800 by sophomore Morgan Williams, and a huge PR of 4:54.68 for 1,600 by senior Jerika Lufrano. It's the first time Lufrano has cracked 5:00 in her great career.
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The UC girls, who finished the season undefeated in team competition, now own the fastest times in the state in three relays and are ranked No. 1 in the country in two relays.
In addition to its 11:59.38 in the DMR, the Vikings have also run 9:07.44 in the 4x800, which is No. 1 in the nation, 3:50.93 in the 4x400, No. 1 in the state and No. 9 in the nation, 4:14.78 in the sprint medley, No. 3 in the state, 32.09 in the shuttle hurdles, No. 4 in the nation, and 1:43.54 in the 4x200, which is No. 3 in the state.
Next up for the Vikings is the State Meet of Champions on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Bennett Center in Toms River. UC is favored to extend its meet record to five straight titles in the 4x400.
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