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Senior Maggie Gaudio, who place first in the 3,200 race. Photo via @ALLEN_XC

Allen girls and boys track teams placed first and third, respectively, at the District 9/10-5A Area Meet at McKinney’s Ron Poe Stadium on April 17. Runners from both teams will be headed to the Region II-5A meet this weekend at Baylor’s Hart-Patterson Track Complex in Waco.

The Lady Eagles finished with 146 total points, well above the Richardson (89) and Plano West (82). Senior Maggie Gaudio competed in the 3,200 meter run, finishing first with a time of 11 minutes and 49 seconds.

"I'm humbled and honored to finish first in the area meet," Gaudio said. "It's pretty surreal though because I've never won a race like that before. So it's also pretty awesome."

For boys, Richardson Berkner took first in overall team ranking with a score of 87 points, followed by Richardson at 77 points. Gaudio said she's trying not to psych herself out before the area meet.

"I'm just taking it easy and relaxing so I don't psyche myself out or put too much pressure on myself," Gaudio said. "I'm just reminding myself that I've trained hard all year and it's my last season so I'm just gonna give it all I've got."

Admission to the regional meet on April 25 – 26 will be $5 for students and $8 for adults each day.

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