Flagstaff's Mia Hall commits to NC State
Flagstaff senior Mia Hall announced her college decision today, signing a National Letter of Intent to compete at North Carolina State University. Hall joins the defending national champions in women's cross country as one of the school's top recruits.
Hall is one of the best athletes in Arizona prep distance running history. She is a two-time state champion in cross country and has run 17:14.4 for 5,000-meters, the eighth time in state history.
On the track, Hall is the reigning Division II state champion in the 3200m. Hall's time of 10:28.5 in the 3200m is No. 11 on the all-time list.
This cross country season, Hall has run the second-fastest time in the state at 17:28.6. She finished in 12th place at the prestigious Woodbridge Cross Country Classic in September, covering the three-mile course in 16:17.3. That time puts her at No. 5 in state history.
Hall is the daughter of professional runners Ryan and Sara Hall. Ryan, who has since retired from running, is the American record-holder in the half-marathon. Sara is third all-time in U.S. history for the half-marathon and second all-time for the marathon.
Hall will look to defend her state title for a third time this Saturday at Cave Creek Golf Course. She didn't race at last week's AIA Sectional Glendale Heroes meet, but Flagstaff coach Trina Painter said Hall will give it a go at the state meet.