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Bella Burda named All Arlington High School runner Bella Burda poses for a portrait after being named the Journal's 2014 Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.(Photo: Spencer Ainsley/Poughkeepsie Journal)Bella Burda added another accolade to her overflowing portfolio of records and awards that make her the most decorated distance runner in Dutchess County history. Burda was named an All American by virtue of an indoor personal best time of 16:58.63, placing her sixth in the 5,000 meter run at the New Balance Indoor Nationals at The Armory in New York. "She's definitely one for the record books," Arlington track and field coach Steve Arnett said. "I doubt there will be another one like her in Dutchess County." Coming off a cross country season in which she didn't lose a scholastic meet including winning sectional, state and federation titles Burda, a senior, added a Federation title in the 3,000 run earlier this month to her pair of Federation cross country titles. Her run Friday established a new mark for Section 1 athletes by almost 50 seconds. The winner, Anna Rohrer of Mishawaka, Indiana, set the national record, in 16:10.79. "People in Dutchess County need to realize the caliber of runner she is," Arnett said of Burda. "Anybody who is anybody was there past national champions, past world junior champions. It was an awesome run. (Bella) sets the standard for being a competitor. Her character, her ability, her spirit. She's up to the test."