Engel won the 1,600 in 4 minutes 56.38 seconds, about four seconds faster than her seed time. She pulled away from West Liberty-Salem freshman Megan Adams, who finished second in 5:01.12, on the last lap. Bridget Engel, Addie’s twin, finished fifth in the 1,600 (5:12.18).
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“It was really crazy,” Engel said. “It was tough. There was a lot of good competition. I knew I had to give it all I had because I know she’s super strong. We just like to push each other a lot.”
Engel won the 3,200 in 10:52.85. She once again distanced herself on the last lap and beat second-place Anna Guerra, of McDonald, by five seconds.
“It was a lot of fun just racing against all the girls,” Engel said.
Catholic Central scored 34 points in the meet. West Liberty-Salem won the meet with 50. Mallory Mullen started the scoring for the Irish on Friday by winning the high jump.