These ladies were .02 seconds apart at the finish with McNatt setting a new Holloway Park course record in 17:45.75 with Lastra right behind in 17:45.77.
It was one of the best finish battles in FLRunners history and had everyone at the finish line screaming --shocked by the time on the clock at the always tough, Holloway Park.
McNatt and Lastra led the way for some of the best performances on the Holloway Park course -- with 13 girls breaking the 19 minute barrier.
|CHAMPIONSHIP GIRLS 5000 METER RUN FINALS|
|1||Carly McNatt||8||Holy Trinity Academy||17:45.75||1|
|2||Valerie Lastra||11||Mater Academy Charter MS/HS||17:45.77||0|
|3||Alyssa Hendrix||11||Riverview HS||18:04.81||0|
|4||Rebecca Clark||12||The Villages HS||18:11.29||0|
|5||Rylee Pustilnik||11||Spanish River HS||18:20.03||2|
|6||Lily Henne||9||Montverde Academy||18:20.79||3|
|7||Alicia Ruiz||10||George Jenkins HS||18:27.64||4|
|8||Claire Openshaw||11||Creekside HS||18:30.54||5|
|9||Natalie Abernathy||12||Land O' Lakes HS||18:42.37||0|
|10||Sinkenesh Parker||10||Circle Christian School||18:46.17||6|
This year, both ladies are scheduled to compete and race head to head once again with a strong group of Florida's fastest joining them. You will want to be there on September 28th to watch another epic finish.