2024 Bryan Clay Invitational

Parker Valby Does It! Florida Track And Field Star Crushes NCAA 10K Record

Parker Valby Does It! Florida Track And Field Star Crushes NCAA 10K Record

Florida Track and Field star Parker Valby executed on a perfect race, clocking a new NCAA collegiate record of 30:50.43 at Bryan Clay on Thursday.

Apr 12, 2024 by Cory Mull

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Parker Valby didn't just break the NCAA collegiate 10,000 meter on April 11 at the Bryan Clay Invitational.

She absolutely annihilated it. 

The University of Florida superstar clocked an astounding 30 minutes, 50.43 seconds on Thursday at Azusa Pacific, lowering a collegiate record by 28 seconds that had stood for 14 years.

Iowa State's Lisa Uhl was the last to do it in 2010, clocking 31:18.07 at the Stanford Invitational 14 years ago. 

Valby, the reigning NCAA Division I champ at 3,000 and 5,000 meters and in cross country, hit the automatic 'A' U.S. Olympic Trials standard, too, dipping below the necessary 31:30 mark. 

In fact, her performance is only now slightly outside the top 10 performances in U.S. women's 10K history, with Molly Huddle holding the No. 10 mark at 30:47.59. 

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Valby is now the 11th-fastest woman in U.S. history, just behind Deena Kastor's 30:50.32 from 2002. Her time was also good for fifth-best in the world and second-best in the U.S., only behind Weini Kelati's 30:33.82 from The TEN in March.

Valby was coming off an indoor 5K record at NCAA Indoors in March, wherein she clocked a leading time of 14:52.79.

BYU's Jenna Hutchins, ninth in the 5,000 meters indoors at NCAAs in March, was second overall in 32:52.01, while West Texas A&M's Florance Uwajeneza was third in 32:52.54.

Women's 10000 Run Heat 1 Results

  1. Parker Valby, Florida, 30:50.43
  2. Jenna Hutchins, BYU, 32:52.01
  3. Florance Uwajeneza, West Texas A&M, 32:52.54
  4. Eva Jess, Texas, 32:54.06
  5. Daphnee Lavassas, Miami (Fla.), 33:00.60
  6. Brenda Tuwei, Alabama, 33:00.66
  7. Morgan Jensen, Unattached, 33:02.69
  8. Sameen Andar, UC Irvine, 33:07.48
  9. Paityn Noe, Arkansas, 33:11.74
  10. Fatima Alanis, North Carolina, 33:14.75
  11. Kenzie Doyle, UMass Lowell, 33:21.23
  12. Ava Dobson, North Carolina, 33:21.58
  13. Purity Sanga, Mid. Tenn. State, 33:23.07
  14. Allison Wilson, Florida, 33:34.95
  15. Clara Mayfield, Utah, 33:38.65
  16. Annika Esvelt, Seattle Pacific, 33:41.59
  17. McKaylie Caesar, Unattached, 33:44.94
  18. Mackenzie Barnett, Lipscomb, 33:44.99
  19. Claire Meyer, Houston, 34:00.11
  20. Anastacia Chepkorir, Texas Tech, 34:00.49
  21. Grace Connolly, Stanford, 34:01.02
  22. Precious Robinson, Adams State, 34:06.05
  23. Jessica Watychowicz, Unattached, 34:14.54
  24. Audrey Dadamio, Stanford, 34:33.41

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