Connecticut Girls Cross Country ROY: Hannah DeBalsi

Connecticut Girls Cross Country ROY: Hannah DeBalsi

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Connecticut Girls Cross Country ROY: Hannah DeBalsi

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THE WINNER: Hannah DeBalsi

THE BASICS

School: Staples (Westport, Conn.)
Grade: Sophomore
Position: Distance runner
Height: 5-foot-2

Athletic achievement: She raced to second place nationally at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships this past season with a time of 17:26. DeBalsi won the State Open championship by breaking the tape in 17:44 and captured the Class LL state title with a course-record 17:41. She also won the New England Cross Country Championships in a course-record time of 17:15.8 and was third at the Foot Locker Northeast Regional championships.

Academic excellence: DeBalsi has maintained a 4.14 GPA.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of the Fairfield Public Library and various road races.

THE PRAISE

“Hannah’s determination, energy and passion are contagious,” said Staples head coach Amanda Parrish. “Although she’s only a sophomore, I frequently find myself counting on her as a leader, not just in the results, but at practice on a daily basis.”

THE FUTURE: DeBalsi will be a junior this fall.

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