The Cascade Christian High girls relay team stepped up and reached nearly all its goals at the Class 1A state track and field championships at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
The Cougars’ relay team took second place in the 4x100-meter relay and finished fourth in the 4x400 relay over the weekend. The relay team nearly made the cut in the 4x200 relay, but a ruling disqualified them despite winning their heat in the prelims.
“They were disappointed for sure, as we all saw the video after the decision,” Cascade Christian coach Devin Snyder said. “We thought they should have been in finals (in the 4x200 relay).”
That’s when senior Julia Inderbitzen rallied teammates Tristan Coltom, Lindsey Stover and Morgan Schepker. They had the 4x100 relay still to run.
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“Julia just got them focused on what they had left,” Snyder added. “She really took charge and didn’t let her team sit on the results.”
Inderbitzen didn’t just rally her team, she helped lead them to a break the Class 1A state meet record with a time of 49.48 seconds. State champion Lynden Christian set the new record with a winning time of 49.07.
The previous record was 49.58, set by Chewelah back in 2008.