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By Will Korn 

Banaszak to compete in Australia in July


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Sidney's Michael Banaszak will run for the United States at the Down Under Games in Australia in July.

Sidney High School junior Michael Banaszak has been running track since he was in fifth grade.

"They had a little program, nothing big," Banaszak said. "There were only 10 people who did it. We only had one track meet for fifth and sixth grade and then I just picked it up in middle school."

Some of those kids may have just run recreationally to stay active during a busy school year. But for Banaszak, it was the start of a journey that would eventually elevate him to new heights during his high school career.

A few seasons and off-seasons of hard work later, Banaszak qualified for the N...

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