After breaking the national 2-mile outdoor track and field freshman record last spring, Staples High School sophomore distance runner Hannah DeBalsi is picking up right where she left off.
DeBalsi, who has won all five of her races this season, and broken all five meet/course records along the way this fall, is currently ranked No. 9 in the latest Saucony Elite 50 Individual Girls rankings. Her time of 17:35.99, which she ran at the 33rd Annual Stratton Brook Invite, also ranks No. 18 on Dyestate.
DeBalsi, who was the youngest female runner to attend the Nike Elite running camp this summer, will be running with the rest of the Wreckers this Saturday at the Wickman Invite.
She will then compete at at Waveny Park in New Canaan next Thursday at the FCIAC Championships. The Staples girls’ cross country team was currently ranked No. 3 in the state this past week.