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Former WC runner Hannah Huntley hangs up her running shoes



Hannah Huntley, center, with her parents Clark and Claire Huntley. (Photo courtesy Hannah Huntley)

Former Warren Central High School star cross country runner Hannah Huntley has decided to hang up her running shoes to focus on school.

After graduating from WCHS in 2019, Huntley accepted a scholarship to run at Wallace State Community College.

“I chose Wallace because an official who used to see me run told me about the school, and I decided to take my chances there,” Huntley said.

Huntley had a successful first year at Wallace as she helped her team win the conference championship. Wallace also competed in the Nationals in New Mexico where Huntley placed third on her team.

Not long after the season ended, Huntley decided not to return to Wallace’s cross country team to focus on academics instead.

“Wallace didn’t offer my major, so I ended up transferring to Mississippi State University, and I’m now majoring in accounting,” Huntley said.

Huntley is now a sophomore at MSU. She thanked all those special people who stuck with her during her running days.

“I would like to thank my high school coach Jessica Comer, my parents Claire and Clark Huntley, my college coaches Stan Narewski and Tony Crider, and my freshman roommate Juliana Ballew.

Huntley is now taking classes in Starkville and is scheduled to graduate in 2023 from Mississippi State University.


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