East Lake H.S.
Track and Field/Junior
THIS WEEK’S FEATS:
Valby posted a personal-best time of 4:50.59 in the 1,600-meter run at the 2019 Pepsi Florida Relays last weekend and placed second behind Hialeah Gardens Mater Academy junior Valarie Lastra.
The junior has been posting some of the best long-distance times in the state throughout the 2019 season. East Lake will compete in the Class 3A District 10 meet April 16 at Clearwater High School.
Valby took gold at districts and regionals in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs as a sophomore. At states she placed fifth in the 3,200 and 11th in the 1,600. Her 2019 times suggest improved placements at states next month at the University of North Florida.