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Bethanie Brown is Maine’s Mighty Miler

June 05, 2013

High school athlete of the week

By Marc Bloom, Running Times

Athlete: Bethanie Brown
Year: Senior
School: Waterville High School
Location: Waterville, ME
Mile PR: 4:51.54
3200m PR: 10:13.90

Bethanie Brown (right, PhotoRun) of Maine — whose diverse running experiences include a 10 Mile workout with Joan Benoit Samuelson, a breakthrough performance in a race against boys, and severe dehydration issues in both track and cross country — collected four gold medals last Saturday in the Maine State Class B Championships on a scorching hot day in Bath. Brown, an 18-year-old senior at Waterville High, won the state 1600m, 800m and 3200m in a three-hour time span, and then topped off the day by anchoring her team to the 4 x 400m relay title.

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