Winters Mill's Oneda named Gatorade Maryland Runner of the Year

Winters Mill senior Hannah Oneda has been named the Gatorade Maryland Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Also the All-Metro Runner of the Year, Oneda won every local race she ran this fall, including a record-setting performance (18:26.6) in the Class 2A state championship. She finished 33rd at the Foot Locker Nationals meet.

Oneda is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year award to be announced in January. The award recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also academic achievement. 

Oneda has maintained a 4.0 GPA, is a member of the National Honor Society, has volunteered as a peer tutor and was chosen to attend the HOBY Youth Leadership seminar in 2010.

Oneda remains undecided on a collegiate destination.

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