Lastra Sets New Blazing ARP Course Record in 17:17.58

Valerie Lastra, a junior out of Mater Academy, set a new course record on the Apalachee Regional Park course in a time of 17:17.58 to win the 3A girls race. 

Lastra took it out quick from the gun and pushed the pace and set the tone for how the race would go down. She had one goal: get Jenny Simpson's state record of 16:55. 

As she came down the straight away, she saw the clock and a huge PR. With her 17:17 performance, Lastra took home an individual state title and her name now written in the record books.