* Juliette Laracuente-Huebner discusses what went into her final indoor state championships
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It's one thing to win multiple individual OATCCC D2/3 Indoor state titles and set new state records all in one day.
It's another thing to win the state team title by yourself.
Juliette Laracuente-Huebner had that kind of day on Friday as she accumulated 40 points for Marengo Highland (OH) High School to earn the team title.
What's doubly impressive about Laracuente-Huebner's day, though, was that she won four individual state titles in the long, high and triple jumps and in the 60mH. All of her performances rank her in the top 25 in the nation.
In the 60mH, the senior clocked a time of 8.56 in the final to set a new personal best; her time moved her up the national rankings to No. 18 as well.
In the field, she produced her second-best high jump performance of the year with a mark of 5-8.25. In her season opener, she cleared 5-9, which is tied for U.S. No. 4.
The University of Cincinnati signee earned two more crowns and broke the state record in the long and triple jumps with leaps of 20-3.5 and 41-8.75, respectively. Her new lifetime bests put her as U.S. No. 4 and 5, respectively, among the nation's best.
Best of all?
Laracuente-Huebner's season isn't over yet.
She will wrap up her indoor season at New Balance Nationals Indoor and she will look to earn three jump titles and make it into the finals in the hurdles.
Photo Credit: Shawn Conlon / MileSplit
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