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Northwood’s Parker sixth in U.S. in 800

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Hannah Parker finished sixth in the 800 meters yesterday at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor track and field championship at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, N.C.

Running in the final heat, Parker, a sophomore who captured the New England title a week ago in a meet record 2:06.42, came in fifth in her heat and sixth overall yesterday in 2:09.52.

Sabrina Southerland of Jamaica, N.Y., and Alexa Efraimson of Camas, Wash., broke away from the field midway through the race, with Southerland adding the outdoor title to her indoor title. She won in 2:06.26, with Efraimson second in 2:07.04.

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