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Warrior Run High School Home Of This Year’s Girls State Champion 3200 Relay Team

Natalie Hall, Raygan Lust, Sienna Dunkleberger, and Claire Dufrene. These names will forever be etched in the history of Warrior Run High School sports. They achieved a feat that no other female track team has ever accomplished at Warrior Run school — winning a state track and field title. Their winning time of 9:25:2, breaking their own team record by two seconds, is a testament to their exceptional performance.

Scott Hoffman, the dedicated and proud coach, played a crucial role in guiding this milestone-winning team to their victory.

“The group worked hard all season. Each of them is extremely competitive and driven to be their best. They bought into the training that we were providing them that emphasized speed. They were given race plans, and they executed them each time they stepped onto the track. They were dedicated to being the best relay in the state this season. This was a group of girls who never seemed to fear the moment but were disappointed when they didn’t reach their own personal goals. They have qualified for the National meet in Philadelphia in a few weeks in June,” Hoffman told Webb Weekly.

He continued, “They ran hard and performed at the highest level of competition. Raygan Lust was individual 3rd in the 400. Claire Dufrene was individual 5th in the 1600. Natalie Hall, Claire Dufrene, Callie Ulmer, Raygan Lust were 5th in the 4×400 Relay. Aurora Cieslukowski was 2nd in the Pole Vault. These results earned the team the State Runner Up Trophy for AA Girls. The 4×800 Relay was State Champions, but the girls each performed in events throughout the weekend to achieve success as a team. Similar to the success of the relay, each leg that runs in the race needs to perform well for the relay to run well. The team performance was an example of that at the State Meet.”

“I am proud of each of the girls that competed and to earn five state medals — which included a State Champion Relay, This group of girls experienced a historic day that was the payoff for all of the hard work they put into the season. They were excited about the entire meet and the team’s success as much as being a State Champion. That exemplifies the quality of person these girls are. They showed humility and maturity in the process that led them to their success. Warrior Run can be proud of these girls and their accomplishments they achieved this track season,” Hoffman concluded.

Greg Watson, Warrior Run Athletic Director, was also bursting with pride at the girls’ milestone accomplishment.

“Over the years, Warrior Run has produced some really competitive girls’ track teams. I believe this team is one of the best. I know the Warrior Run Community is very proud of what they accomplished,” Watson said.

With three of the four members of this milestone relay coming back next season, prospects are bright for another banner season for this relay team.