On Thursday night, East Lake junior, Parker Valby, made her outdoor debut at the East Lake Early Bird Invitational in a 5:00.01 1600m and 10:34 outdoor debut -- two huge PRs and a current US no. 1 in the 3200m for this young standout.
Valby, Taylor Stone of Osceola, Jacquelyn Abanses of Steinbrenner, and Meadow Millett of Mitchell HS battled it out in the 1600m with Stone going 5:06.65, Abanses 5:09.24, and Millet 5:10.24 to kick off their seasons.
Mary Ellen Eudaly, had a stellar high school track debut on Tuesday running a 5:05.94 1600m to kick off her freshman season with a strong win at the Jesuit Tri-Meet.
The HB Plant young talent led her varsity girls cross-country team to their eleventh team state title in early November, and this performance demonstrates Eudaly will be a new force in the 4A girls distance world.