GREENSBORO, North Carolina (WLFI) - West Lafayette's Cailey Daluga, Bobbie Burgess, Lauren Johnson, and Kristen Johnson competed on the track at the New Balance Nationals on Sunday in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The four Red Devils ran in the 4xmile and were looking to break the Indiana state record time of 21:11. The four accomplished that goal by finishing the race with a time of 20:49.
"We didn't think we broke the record at first," said Bobbie Burgess. "Coach told us we shattered it and we were all so excited."
"I am nothing but proud to say I have run for West Lafayette," said Cailey Daluga. "I know my season would not have been as successful with out the help of my teammates, family, and coach Lewark. This was the last race for Bobbie and me and being up on the podium with a girl I had run with for eight years, we went through hot weather, hard workouts, and long runs to have nothing but success together. As a team we became a family.
The group finished in fifth place overall and received All-American status.
"When our coach told us we were fifth place, which was All-American status, we all screamed and hugged," said Burgess. "It was such a fun and important moment to share with the girls and coach Lewark."
"There was nothing but smiles, jumping, and hugging present on our team," said Daluga.
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