The pressure was on for 17-year-old Allie Parks. It was the Colorado4A state cross-country meet and she was back to defend her title or lose it.
“It was a lot scarier; I knew what I would be missing out on if I didn’t make it there again,” Parks said about going into the final meet.
Many had hinted to her about having a repeat, and after she ran her season, she found herself once again where she was a year before. Parks said many things could have gone wrong, but it all ended up falling into place as she went on to repeat as state champion.
Fast-forward to Sept. 17 in Bozeman and the Colorado native found herself in a whole new world. Continue reading