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Zienasellassie hits all the marks with 3,200 sweep | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

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DrBob   Jun 3rd 2012, 12:22pm

Zienasellassie hits all the marks with 3,200 sweep

Jun. 3, 2012  |  

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Futsum Zienasellassie finished four years of Indiana high school running Saturday night with an historic four-year sweep, a record and an ovation.

The Eritrean-born senior from North Central let cheers from a crowd of 4,631 exhort him to an unprecedented fourth state title in the 3,200 meters. His time of 8 minutes, 51.15 seconds broke the meet record set in 1975 by Hammond's Rudy Chapa, who ran an 8:58.5 two-mile (equivalent to 8:55.1 for the shorter 3,200).

Zienasellassie -- whose spelling recently changed from Zeinasellassie -- took much longer than that to go through the awards, hugs, handshakes and photo shoots awaiting him.

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