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Annandale Boy Wins at National Cross Country Championships

Caleb Hymans, 8, won the eight-and-under race at the USA Track and Field Championships last month.

An 8-year-old student at Wakefield Forest Elementary School placed first in the eight-and-under cross-country race at the USA Track and Field Championships. Patch file photo.
An 8-year-old student at Wakefield Forest Elementary School placed first in the eight-and-under cross-country race at the USA Track and Field Championships. Patch file photo.

He may not be able to drive yet, but at 8-years-old, Annandale resident Caleb Hymans is a national cross-country champion.

Hymans, a third-grader at Wakefield Forest Elementary School, won the eight-and-under cross-country race at the USA Track and Field Championship on Dec. 14.

He is the second consecutive runner from the Fairfax Police Youth Club (FPYC) to win the race, according to the Washington Post. The FPYC is sponsored by the Fairfax City police department.

“I like to run,” Hymans told the Post. “I like the breeze blowing against my face. I like going to the track and training. And I like traveling.”

Hymans’ winning time was 7:31.04 in the eight-and-under cross-country race where he ran 2 kilometers, or about 1.2 miles. His coach, Dennis Harrison, is the father of Rheinhardt Harrison, who won the eight-and-under race last year.

Read the full Washington Post story about Hyman here.

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