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Annie Hill ends high school running career on top

Kalispell Glacier's Annie Hill stands at the top of the podium at the Class AA State meet.

Glacier High School's Annie Hill put the cap on an incredible career on the track by adding two more individual state championships last weekend.

"I knew there was going to be really good competition and I just wanted to go out there and give everything I had," Hill said.

She began her final weekend competing as a member of the Wolfpack on Friday by winning the 800-meter run with her season best time of 2:10.94.

To follow that up on Saturday, another state title for Hill in the 1600-meter run. She won a tight race with a time of 4:51:62.

"I was kind of nervous because I had not run a mile in about a month, but I felt happy with the time," she said.

After bursting onto the running scene in her freshman year, the sophomore campaign got even better. Hill took home the Gatorade runner of the year for girls cross country in Montana along with two second place finishes on the track in the Class AA state meet.

In her junior year, Hill took home tree state titles on the track along with the Gatorade honor for girls track. All of that, set up for a senior year that lived up to high expectations

"My career has definitely had a lot of ups and downs and it just feels really good to end well," Hill said. "It is kind of hard to put into words, but it has just been amazing. I just love the sport and I never want to do anything else."

While track could be labeled an individual sport, Hill carries a different approach.

"Every one is so supportive," she said. "I am not the only one on my team and the team definitely carries me as well so I am just really happy to be where I am."

Hill will soon take her talents to the University of Colorado, but she will always be remembered for her accomplishments in the Glacier uniform.

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