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Julia Bittner carried a triumphant grin across the finish line, raised her arms and crouched over before returning upright and falling into a coach's arms.
Second place had never been so glorious.
This race wasn't for first place or against a clock. It was about making sure West Lafayette finished ahead of its biggest threat on the area girls track scene.
Successfully, Bittner closed the 1,600 relay in celebratory fashion as the Red Devils edged Harrison in the City/County meet's final event and the team standings, 143.5 to 142.