Wilson Memorial's Hannah Rose has risen above the rest in the pack.
Last year, she won the district region and a state title.
She says running is a time for her to enjoy being with others.
“I love running, just because the team is really great, and the coach's here at Wilson are great. So, I look forward to practice everyday to see the girls and hang out with them,” said Hannah.
Her coach says she's an inspiration.
“I think everyone would agree, it's been a pleasure to have Hannah on our team. She inspires us everyday, to work a little harder. She's such a great example, and a true champion,” said Hannah's coach Gary Kessler.
Hannah is successful on the course, but also knows the importance of having classroom skills.
“You have to push both in the classroom, and in sports too. Academics usually come first, because you need to learn those skills in the classroom, to use later in life,” said Hannah.
“Hannah was a great student, she always had her work in on time. She did great work. She participated in class. She was just a pleasure to have,” said her teacher Shaun Madsen.
The race for Hannah is not even close to being over. After graduation, she's moving on to college to compete, at the D-1 level.
“After High School, I'm already verbally committed to Northwestern University, to run there. I'm hoping to major in Biology, and later be a physical therapist,” said Hannah.
Hannah's success on the course and in the classroom is why she's WHSV's Student Athlete of the Week.