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Cross Country Champion Hannah DeBalsi Honored By Sports Illustrated

Cross Country Champion Hannah DeBalsi Honored By Sports Illustrated

WESTPORT— For the last three years, the State Open girls cross country championship has been a race for second place, thanks to the dominance of Hannah DeBalsi.

The three-time Class LL, State Open and New England champion was honored by Sports Illustrated as the December High School Athlete of the Month in a ceremony at Staples High before Saturday morning's indoor track meet.

"At first I didn't fully realize it was Sports Illustrated. I didn't really know what it was," DeBalsi said. "But once I figured out what it meant, it was a big honor. It's pretty cool."

Donn Cabral, who represented the U.S. in the steeplechase at the 2012 Olympics and ran...

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