Watch Taryn Parks Open Her Season With A US#6 Mile


While most weekend meets were cancelled this weekend, Taryn Parks opened up her indoor season in a big way down south.

On day 1 of the VA Showcase at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, Parks ran a PA#3 and US#6 time in the mile to grab the win in the AAU section of the event. The Greencastle-Antrim junior went 4:55.72 to earn the victory in her first open race of the indoor season.

Pennsylvania, with Marlee Starliper (PA#1/US#2), Grace Forbes (PA#2/US#5), and now Parks, has three of the top 6 spots nationally in girls' mile.

Parks pulled away from Tsion Yared with just under 400 meters to go and powered home, closing hard in the final lap. Parks, a two-time defending outdoor PA state champ in the 1,600 meters, has an indoor PR of 4:49.31 in the mile from last indoor season.

Watch the race above and check out an interview, along with the race results below. Watch the VA Showcase live on FloTrack all Saturday long.


PLACEATHLETETEAMRESULTH#
1Taryn Parks11Greencastle-Antrim4:55.721
2Tsion Yared11Unattached Club5:01.081
3Presley Miles10Saint James5:06.161
4Cora Cooke10Myers Park5:07.621
5Jonna Strange11North Iredell5:08.571
6Ellie Tighe12Hilliard Davidson5:10.611
7Lindsay Stull10Hilliard Davidson5:13.771
8Juliann Williams12Unattached (Club)5:15.121
9Emily Faulhaber11Unattached (Club)5:17.721
10Savannah Roark12Unattached (Club)5:19.901
11Sophie Lewis12Hilliard Davidson5:21.361
12Sophia Hoersten11Hilliard Davidson5:24.241


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