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Amy Weissenbach Owns the 800

June 08, 2011 By: John Blue Category: High School, Track

Here’s a quiz: Why won’t we be seeing America’s fastest female student-athlete at this week’s NCAA Championships?

Is she injured? No! Thanks goodness!

Is she ineligible? Getting warmer–but probably not what you think.

It turns out that Amy Weissenbach, who ran a nation-leading 2:02:04 for the 800 meters this past weekend at the State Champs in Clovis, has another year of high school remaining.

Weissenbach, a junior at Harvard-Westlake High School in North Hollywood, broke the existing national high school record of 2:02:90 that had been set by Chanelle Price of Pennsylvania in 2008.

You shouldn’t be surprised that Weissenbach successfully defended her title from last year’s Champs and finished five-seconds ahead of 2nd place finisher Savannah Camacho.

Read more about it on ESPN.

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