GPS sophomore wins national indoor track title

By: Jon Malavolti | Grosse Pointe Times | Published March 22, 2011

 Grosse Pointe South sophomore Hannah Meier won the national high school indoor mile run championship March 11 in New York. Her sister, Haley, placed 17th against some of the top competition in the country.

Grosse Pointe South sophomore Hannah Meier won the national high school indoor mile run championship March 11 in New York. Her sister, Haley, placed 17th against some of the top competition in the country.

Photo courtesy of Steve Zaranek

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Grosse Pointe South sophomore Hannah Meier won the national high school indoor mile run championship March 11 in New York City. Her sister, Haley, placed 17th in the race that 30 of the top high school girl mile-runners in the country were invited to run. Most of the field was made up of seniors, with several juniors and a few sophomores.

Hannah turned in a time of 4 minutes, 48 seconds, while Haley finished in 4:59.

South girls cross country and track and field coach Steve Zaranek said the national title was the first-ever such accomplishment in the school’s history.

Hannah qualified by winning the Michigan indoor mile state title, setting a new indoor state record at 4:55. Haley was second in that race with a 4:56.

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