One to watch as the Olympics come around the corner, my favorite Parker Valby is making college dreams come true.
The red-shirt athlete has taken cross-country by storm and is now a champ. Congrats PV. You deserve all the success coming into your life. You have overcome injury and never gave up … the heart of a champion.
Florida Redshirt Sophomore Parker Valby was named to the All-SEC Cross Country team by the Southeastern Conference.
Valby was named to the Women’s All-SEC First Team for the second time in her career. She was named SEC Women’s Freshman Runner of the Year and to the All-SEC First Team and All-SEC Freshman Team in 2021.
Valby competed in two races this season, placing first in both. At the Arturo Barrios Invite, she ran a 6K time of 18:58.2, which was a personal best at the time.
At the SEC Championships, Valby improved upon her prior performance by running 18:25.87 in the 6K, which broke the previous school record by 29.11 seconds. This new time was the fastest recorded 6K at a championship event in college cross-country history.