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June 1, 2020

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BHS grad Ann Alyanak runs in Olympic trials Marathon

Ann (Stechschulte) Alyanak placed 147th out of 390 women running the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon Feb. 29 in Atlanta, Ga. 

Alyanak’s time was 2:46:32. She qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials as the third place female finisher at the 2018 Illinois Marathon. This was the third time she has qualified for the Olympic Trials (first since having her children). Alyanak finished 7th overall at the Trials her first time in 2008.

Alyanak, who lives in Dayton with her husband, Ed, and three children, runs for Up and Running, Dayton, and coaches for Run SMART. 

A track and cross country athlete while attending Bluffton High School, she won state championships in the 800 meter, 1600 meter and high jump events, and was also a standout runner at Purdue University.