Hannah Rannow: 2019 Female Athlete of the Year

Hannah Rannow is a young woman who likes to accomplish firsts — and did so this year in extraordinary fashion.

In addition to becoming the first Lady Viking to win the 3,000-meter 4A women’s state title, the Siuslaw junior beat her own PR in that event as well as the 800-meter race, placing second at state after winning the title as a sophomore last season.

If that wasn’t enough, Rannow broke the school record in the mile (5:13.44) last fall, finishing second at district and state individually during cross country.

When not running, Rannow is a member of the National Honor Society, yearbook and Interact Club while carrying a cumulative 4.0 GPA — earning her five awards during Siuslaw’s recent Evening of Excellence.

“I’ve learned how to strengthen my mind and will to battle the pain and thoughts telling me to give up when it gets tough,” Rannow said of what she’s learned from athletics. “It’s given me confidence, life-long friendships and a chance to work toward meaningful goals.”

Though she still has one more season as a Lady Viking, Rannow said her long-term goal is to have a career (possibly in the medical field), a good support system and healthy lifestyle.

And with without question, the opportunity to achieve more firsts are on the horizon for Rannow — next season and beyond.


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