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UA signee runs, walks to national honor

Distance running and racewalking usually don't mix.

"There aren't a lot of racewalkers that are runners," Taylor Ewert said. "There's a big stigma around racewalkers that the reason they racewalk is because they're not good at running."

Ewert, who will be a freshman at the University of Arkansas this fall, excels as both a runner and walker.

The graduate of Beaverton (Ohio) High School is so good that she was named the 2019-20 Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year on Tuesday.

Ewert will run cross country and track for the Razorbacks, and she also has qualified for the U.