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Girls Track and Field: Union Catholic's 4x400 Wins Record 4th Straight Title at Meet of Champions

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Sophomore Leena Morant ran the anchor leg for Union Catholic when the Vikings won an unprecedented fourth straight 4x400 relay at Saturday's NJSIAA Meet of Champions in Toms River. Credits: Jim Lambert
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TOMS RIVER, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls, one of the most dominant track and field programs in recent state history, added to its remarkable legacy with a historic victory in the 4x400-meter relay at Saturday's NJSIAA Meet of Champions at the Bennett Center.

When UC sophomore Leena Morant crossed the finish line to put the finishing touches on the victory in 3:56.90, it gave the Vikings an unprecedented fourth straight M of C title in the 4x400. No boys or girls teams indoors or outdoors had ever won four straight 4x400 titles at the M of C. The Columbia girls captured three in a row twice indoors (1995-97 and 2012-14) and the UC boys won three in a row two indoors and outdoors from 2013-15.

Senior Mia Bennett-Jones led off the 4x400 with a split of 61.1. Junior Khamil Evans then ran 58.6 before handing off to sophomore Zamira Ysaac (59.4). Morant closed it out with a 58.4 carry.

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UC had several other medal winners at the meet. 

The 4x800 team of Alexandra Borik, Ashleigh Patterson, Ysaac, and Morgan Jackson placed third in the 4x800 in 9:28.97. Evans was eighth in the 400 in 58.21, and Morant placed fifth in the 800 in 2:15.45.

 

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