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Maddie McClellan runs at Nationals in North Carolina

Perham's Maddie McClellan finished 2nd in the Emerging Elite race of the 2-mile (3,218m) at the Nike Outdoor National track and field meet in Greensboro, NC at North Carolina A&T on June 19 .

McClellan finished with a time of 11:09. She had the lead in the final 400m of the race.

"What made her race so great was the conditions she ran it in," said PHS coach Jeff Morris. "She ran a full 2 miles in 95 degree temperatures with a heat index of 101 at the time of the race."

McClellan won the Minnesota Class A State Championship in the 3200m last week in St. Paul with a time of 11:00.99. She also finished third in the 3200m the previous two years at State.

The video of her race is online at

Maddie is in black shorts and white tank top.