Parkway’s Alison Ringle and Hayden Kingfisher qualified for nationals with their performances in the USATF Region 6 Junior Olympic qualifier last weekend in Natchez, Miss.
Ringle, a rising senior, won the 17-18 women’s 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs, setting meet records in both.
She ran the 1,500 in 4:48.91. The previous record was 4:50.65. Byrd’s Ja’Nesha Strong finished a distant second in 5:37.29.
Ringle’s time converts to a 5:10 in the 1,600, which would be a personal record by three seconds.
Ringle’s time in the 3,000 was 10:38.21, about 30 seconds better than runner-up Sierra Millsaps of Alabama. The previous record was 11:09.60.
Ringle’s time converts to an 11:22 3,200, another personal record.
Ringle is the reigning state Division I indoor champion in the 1,600 and Class 5A outdoor champion the 3,200.
She was named Outstanding Track Performer on The Press-Tribune’s All-Bossier Parish girls track and field team.
Kingfisher, a rising junior, won the 15-16 boys division 1,500 in 4:12.87, a second off the meet record.
His time converts to a 4:31 1,600, a personal record.
Kingfisher was also a member of the All-Parish track and field team.
Ringle qualified for the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships in both the 1,500 and 3,200. Kingfisher qualified in the 1,500.
The meet is July 25-28 in Greensboro, N.C.