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Video feature: Ryann Krais

Methacton's Ryann Krais came into this year's Penn Relays as one of the most-hyped high school runners in the entire meet, and she lived up to that reputation today.

Video feature: Ryann Krais

Methacton's Ryann Krais came into this year's Penn Relays as one of the most-hyped high school runners in the entire meet, and she lived up to that reputation today.

In the morning, she won the 400-meter hurdles Championship of America with a time of 59.24 seconds.

In the early afternoon, she anchored her team to victory in a 4x100m relay heat (Alicia Melnick, Gabby Becattini and Laura Bomgardner were the others), posting a time of 49.04 seconds.

And in the late afternoon, she anchored a 4x400m relay, but Methacton came in second to Central Bucks East. C.B. East had a big lead going into the final leg, though, so there wasn't much Krais could do except post a time of 56.25 seconds.

I talked to Krais about her long day, and about what it was like to get all that attention.

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

Reach Jonathan at jtannenwald@phillynews.com or 215-854-2330.

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