Hill Wins Mile Race at Olympic Trials in Oregon

Kalispell runner cruises to victory in front of over 20,000 spectators

By Dillon Tabish
Annie Hill competes in the 3200 meter run at the Archie Roe Invitational on May 7, 2016. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

Kalispell’s Annie Hill won the one-mile race at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon last weekend.

Hill, who will be a junior at Glacier High School next fall, crossed the finish line Saturday in Hayward Field in 4 minutes, 44.16 seconds, capturing another victory in an elite national race this year.

The high school race in front of more than 20,000 spectators featured 10 of the best runners in the nation and was an exhibition competition during the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials, which continues this week.

The victory came two weeks after Hill won the one-mile race at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle with a national-best time of 4:41.52.

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