Girls Track Breaks Indiana State Record


Maritza Castaneda (10), Abigail Peppin (10), Megan Zajac (10), Alaina Willis (12) and Hallee Willis (12) warm up around the track before the Duneland Athletic Conference meet. The girls are all part of the 4 x 8 meter relay, which placed first overall.

Known as one of the most dominating teams in the region, the girls track team won their sixth successive Duneland Athletic Conference title. However, this was no ordinary feat for them; they broke the Indiana State record for the most number of consecutive DAC titles.

Renee DiNino (9) helped bring the team to victory, earning ninth place in the 100-meter sprint and participating in the winning 1600-meter relay.

“I was really nervous, but the girls really helped encourage us and we really wanted to win. It was a really great experience for me as a freshman,” DiNino said.

Teammate Alexandria Tyler (9), also had a great performance for the night. As a freshman, she has proven to be a great contribution to the team.

“I competed in the high jump and the 4 x 4 [meter relay]. I feel like I didn’t do so good in the high jump, but in the relay we won with a time of 4:03,” Tyler said.

The team is now preparing to bring home their 22nd Sectional title on Tuesday, May 14.