Ravenscroft runner Wesley Frazier commits to Duke

tstevens@newsobserver.comJanuary 5, 2013 

Wesley Frazier, one of the top girls’ high school distance runners in the country, has committed to Duke.

“There was really nothing that I didn’t like about Duke ... I mean, what’s not to like?” Frazier said.

“I’m looking foward to being on a team with talented, experienced leaders that I can train with and learn from. I’ve never had that before.”

Frazier said there are serveral girls on the Blue Devils squad that she has known from national competitions.

“I’m excited about the other recruits in my class coming to Duke, especially the Meier twins, Hannah and Haley. I’ve run against them a lot in recent years. It will be great to have them as teammates for a change as well as Nicollete Sorensen from California.”

Frazier is a multi-time national champion and is one of the top high school runners ever in the state. She also has finished among the top 10 in the national high school cross country championships.

Last week the Ravenscroft senior broke the state indoor mile record with a 4:48.33 at the Craig Longhurst JDL FastTrack in Winston-Salem. Ryen Frazier, her younger sister, ran a 5:02.53, which is now No. 6 on the all-time list in North Carolina.

Wesley Frazier has won the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter state championship runs.

She also has won the mile, two-mile and 5,000-meter national championships.

In last year’s New Balance Nationals she ran a 4:48 in the mile and 20 minutes later ran another 4:48 to anchor a relay.

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