NEW YORK -- Union Catholic's all underclassmen girls Distance Medley Relay (DMR) team ran the second fastest in Union County indoor history when the Vikings placed eighth in 12:08.61 at the New Balance National Championships on Friday night at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the 168th Street Armory.

The 12:08.61 by UC is the fastest girls time run in the DMR by a Union County team indoors since Summit ran the county record of 12:01.3 by Summit in 1981, and it is the second fastest time run by a N.J. team this season behind the 12:07.65 that North Hunterdon ran to win the Eastern States title.

Sophomore Zamira Ysaac led off the DMR for UC with a 3:501.50 1,200 leg. Junior Khamil Evans followed with a 57.39 400. Then sophomore Leena Morant split 2:18.11 for 800, and junior Jerika Lufrano followed with a red hot split of 5:01.61 on the anchor leg to bring the Vikings across the line in eighth place.  

In other highlights for the Vikings, senior Asiah Cooper soared 18-2 1/4 to place seventh in the Emerging Elite long jump, the 4x800 team ran 8:42.79 to finish 17th in the Emerging Elite race.