Hannah Fleck takes 4th at 'State'!
November 5, 2011By Daniel Otten of Celina High School
Hannah Fleck has a career best ...
4th at State Championships!
Saturday, November 5 at National Trail Raceway, Hebron were the date and site of the 2012 OHSAA State Cross-Country Championships! State Titles were decided for individuals and teams in the three OHSAA Divisions, six races (3 for boys and 3 for girls). On a beautiful day for running, Celina's senior, Hannah Fleck, represented the Runnin' Bulldogs in the Girls D-II competition. Hannah represented herself, family, and school in championship fashion as she had the performance of her short 2-year cross-country career. Hannah showed patience early, running around 50th place at the 800-meter mark in front of over 10,000 spectators. By the 1600-meter mark, which she met at 5:49, Hannah had advanced to 24th. When she reached 3200 meters Hannah was 11th, in 11:59. Running 9th, with less than 800-meters to go, she spurted the final stretch to advance all the way to 4th, triggering the electric timer in 18:31.23, a career fastest time for the CC 5000-meters. Hannah's 4th place finish earned her 'First Team All Ohio' accolades (top 15 earned the honor). She was also awarded 'Academic All Ohio' due to her excellent GPA and commitment to academic excellence.
COMPLETE RESULTS OF THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!