Monticello runners Garrett Dixon and Rachel Koon excelled on cross country courses in the fall.

Both are continuing that success on the track this spring.

Dixon and Koon broke standing school records in the 3,200-meter run, each doing so on the same day nearly 2,000 miles apart.

Running in the Arcadia Invitational in California, senior Dixon broke the Sages’ 3,200 record with a time of 9 minutes, 15.31 seconds, finishing fifth in the national event.

Dixon, who finished second in the IHSA Class 1A cross country state meet last November, eclipsed former Monticello runner Steve Schroeder’s time of 9:22.64 by more than seven seconds.

The record Koon broke that evening was much newer.

Racing closer to home in the Shelbyville Invitational, the freshman broke teammate Alyssa McPike’s record in the 3,200 set a season ago.

Koon ran a school-best time of 11:21.89, nearly 17 seconds faster than McPike’s a year ago.

Koon won both the 3,200-meter race as well as the 1,600 in Shelbyville, helping the Sages team to first place.