By Payton Shays
The New London Girls 4x200 meter relay team traveled to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Friday for the state tournament.The relay team consisted of senior Megan Curtis, juniors Lexi Phillips and Emma Sullivan, and sophomore Morgan Luedy.The girls suffered a heartbreaking end to the season when they were disqualified from the relay due to handoffs.With that aside the girls had a successful season finishing as conference runner-up in the relay, taking the gold for district champions, and finishing third at regionals to earn them a spot at the state meet.The girl's fastest time of the season was a 1:47.6 which they ran in the regional finals just .4 seconds away from New London's school record.This was the first time New London has had a girls relay team make it to state in 27 years. The previous relay team included Morgan's mom, Dawn Luedy.The girls were also the only Ashland area relay team to make it as far as State.The girls will say farewell to Curtis but hope to travel back to the state tournament next season with the talent they have coming back.This was the final sport Curtis will compete in as a New London Wildcat as she goes on to college next year."I know that we didn't finish the season exactly where we wanted to be but we should be proud of our accomplishments and making it to state," Curtis said."The last relay team New London's girls had make it to state was 27 years ago, it's not only an accomplishment for ourselves but for our school. Our team has come so far and I couldn't have asked for a better end to my senior year and I couldn't think of a better group of girls to share it with," she concluded.