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Hannah DeBalsi 2nd At National Cross Country Championships

Hannah DeBalsi — Staples’ sweet-looking, but super-fast and ultra-competitive runner — placed 2nd this morning, at the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships at Balboa Park in San Diego.

Hannah’s time of 17:26 makes her the fastest sophomore in the nation. At the finish line she trailed only Tessa Barrett, a senior from Waverly, Pennsylvania.

Congratulations, Hannah! And if you’re smart, you’ll stay out in California for a few days. It’s a lot easier to run on their beaches than ours this weekend.

Hannah DeBalsi (far right) is near the front of the pack, at the start of today's national championship race. At the end, she was ahead of every runner but one. (Photo/Sara Bassett)

Hannah DeBalsi (far right, #13) is near the front of the 40-girl pack, at the start of today’s national championship race. At the end, she was ahead of every runner but one. (Photo/Sara Bassett)