Hun School freshman Charlotte Bednar took the triple crown of high school cross country October 31, winning the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) women’s title, and adding that to her NJISAA Prep Championship and her Mercer County Championship.
Watching the Hun School cross country team train, there is often a tiny blonde girl running at the head of the pack along with the boys. Possessing a light, bouncy stride, freshman Charlotte Bednar can hold her own with any runner in the program. Last Friday, Bednar shot to the front of the pack at the girls’ varsity race at the Mercer County championship meet at Washington Crossing Park and never looked back on the way to taking first.
Charlotte Bednar may only be a freshman, but the young runner from The Hun School has made herself a household name in Mercer County. At the Mercer County Cross Country Meet held at Washington Crossing State Park on Friday afternoon, Bednar became the first freshman since Nottingham’s Grace Dwyer in 2012 to place first in the girls race, winning with a time of 18:20.
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