Ielfield 22nd in Florida

Hannah Ielfield runs in the Northeast Club Cross Country Championship on Nov. 28 in Montgomery. Provided photo

South Lewis senior Hannah Ielfield finished 22nd in the age 15-18 girls race at the AAU National Championship Cross Country 5K races on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla.

Ielfield, who is committed to the University of Mississippi, ran the 5-kilometer course in a time of 18 minutes, 15.18 seconds. Stanford freshman and reigning Foot Locker national champion Zofia Dudek won the race with a mark of 16:16.16.

Ielfield placed sixth at the Northeast Club Cross Country Championship 5K on Nov. 28 at Twin Ponds on the Farm in Montgomery.

Tully senior and four-time Class D state champion Brooke Rauber finished second Saturday. She was the first high school runner to break the 17-minute mark with a time of 16:54.90. Only six collegiate runners have ever broken the 17-minute benchmark. Rauber will run at North Carolina State next season.

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