Multi-Time State Champion Valerie Lastra Picks UCF

Mater Academy senior Valerie Lastra announced her commitment to the University of Central Florida Sunday. The future Knight took to her personal Instagram to announce the news. 

Lastra is a multi-time state champion in both cross country and track, as well as a foot locker national qualifier. She currently holds the Apalachee Regional Park course record of 17:17 that she ran to win last year's 3A Cross Country state championship. 

She holds PR's of 4:47 in the 1600m, 2:14 in the 800m, 10:29 in the 3200m, and 17:17 in the cross country 5k -- a stellar distance pick up for the UCF knights as they kick off their recruiting class. 

Lastra will push onward to the state series beginning this week as she makes a run to defend her state title.