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Track and field: Harvard-Westlake's Amy Weissenbach sets national record in girls' 800

June 4, 2011 |  8:34 pm

Shrugging off soggy conditions that produced slower-than-expected times for several top competitors, Harvard-Westlake's Amy Weissenbach broke a national federation record in the girls' 800-meter run Saturday at the CIF state track meet.

The junior won in 2 minutes 2.04 seconds at Clovis Buchanan High, defending her state title and breaking the record of 2:02.90 set by Chanelle Price of Easton Area, Pa., in May 2008.

It was a faster time than any college female has run this year and ranked as the 13th fastest time by any woman in the United States this year.

Weissenbach's coaches declined to make her immediately available for interviews, saying she needed to prepare for the girls' 4x400 relay later in the evening.

--Ben Bolch in Clovis

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