Pinellas Athlete of the Week

Parker Valby

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.

SEASON STATS:

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.

TRENDING UP:

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.