CICERO - Fredonia's Lauren Reyda capped off her remarkable year with a 14th place finish in the 1,500-meter at Saturday's New York State Public High School Athletic Association track and field championships.
A day after taking fourth place in Division 2 in the 3,000 and 13th overall, Reyda returned to compete in the 1,500.
She finished with a 4:58 to finish 28th overall. Her personal record in the event was a 4:53.
"On Friday, we got to the track at 10 a.m. and she didn't run til 6 p.m.," Fredonia coach Mike Marshall said. "She ran a personal best in the 3,000 and when she woke up (Saturday), she was tired and her legs hurt from shin splints. I'm real happy with her making it to states in two events."
For the season, Reyda broke the school record in both the 1,500 and 3,000. The 3,000 record was held by Christiana Martin in 2003. Her time was 10:50. Reyda shattered that mark with a 10:24 time. In the 1,500, Rachel Pelletter has held the record since 2005 with a time of 4:54. Reyda's record-breaking time is at 4:53.
"It was a very successful season for Lauren," Marshall said. "Not many freshmen compete in two events at the state meet. The only thing I can say is when we post the new times on the school record board we are going to do it in pencil because it's going to change a lot over the next three years. I just want to congratulate her on a great season and I can't wait to see what's ahead."