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Hanna Ritakallio
Hanna Ritakallio

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hameenlinna, Finland

Height:
5-8

Event:
Middle Distance


1999 Cross Country: Ran in all seven fall events . . . Finished second at the Tulane Cross Country Invitational and third at the LSU Cross Country Invitational . . . Came in sixth at the Popeye's Ragin Cajun Invitational and 14th a the LSU Invitational 2.

1999 Outdoor: Posted a solid fourth-place finish in the 800 meters at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 2:12.20 . . . Ran a season-best 4:35.01 1,500 meters on April 17 . . . Also ran legs on the 4x800- and 4x1,500-meter relays, that both set school records.

1999 Indoor: Finished seventh in the 800 meters at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2:16.84) . . . Posted her best 800 meters of the season (2:13.76) at the Terrier Classic in Boston.

Prep: A solid athlete with a wealth or racing experience . . . Ranks in the top five in Finland in the 800 meters . . . Her best 800-meter time is 2:06.43 . . . Also ran a 4:25.00 1,500 meters.

Personal: Born May 6, 1975.Daughter of Pekka Ritakallio . Major is undecided.