Photo provided by Hannah Weeren

The girls place first at the Last Tack to Philly, beating the school record with 9:40.7 minutes. They continued training every day, preparing themselves for nationals.

Chloe Parker , Reporter

The 4×800 relay girls track team has been selected to compete in the New Balance Scholastic Indoor National Competition. The meet will take place in Manhattan, New York, beginning March 9. Teams will run March 9 through March 11.

Hannah Weeren (’18), Jen Barranco (’19), Emily Konkus (’19), and Kara Schmidt (’18) have beat the school record and county record this season, allowing them to continue their journey at the national level.

“I’m really excited and It feels rewarding that all of our hard work paid off,” Weeren (’18) said.

Before the girls competed in the county championship, they were able to reach the qualifying time for Nationals at the Georgetown Meet, Jan. 20.

Ever since then, they’ve been preparing to compete in the big competition.

“At practices we have been running longer distances and have been mainly focusing on the 800,” Barranco (’19) said.

To see their results on March 10, go to the NSAF website: