TOLEDO (WTVG) - Megan Burmeister may be the 13abc Athlete of the Week, but first she's a back-to-back Toledo City League Athlete of the Meet after finishing first in four events at last week's championship.
Four wins in Burmeister's events equal forty points toward the Rebels team score.
The junior scored first place points in the 800, 1600 and 3200-meter runs, plus the Bowsher 4x800-meter relay team also finished first.
"What really shocked me in the city meet was her setting a record in the 3200," Bowsher head girls coach Keith Hershey said. "She had just won the 800 and there was actually a girl from Waite that really pushed her and made her run hard in order to win (the 3200).
"She actually lapped the entire field except for the second place finisher - which was her sister Mandy."
Burmeister says the City League championship meet is important for the Rebels.
"I just really want to help out my team and it's just great to have a bunch of (personal records) and work well for my team," Burmeister said.
Burmeister missed most of the first four months to 2017 with an achilles injury, but here she is now with the best 3200-meter time in the district. The 3200 is the junior's best track and field event and she hopes a trip to the state meet in Columbus begins this Saturday when she toes the line for eight laps around the track.
"I just really have to focus on my training these (next) couple weeks, make sure everyday counts and give each race my all and everything I have," Burmeister said.
So what makes for a successful season?
"From the injury she already had, I think we can say this is a successful season and I'm sure she is going to go much farther," Hershey said.