View Original Notice ? Millikan’s Jason Parra qualifies for CIF state track meet in 3,200, aiming for state title
MOORPARK — Millikan sophomore Jason Parra believes he has the talent to win the 3,200 meters at the CIF State Track and Field Meet in Clovis next weekend.
“I think I have the race to beat anyone, so I’m going to try to win it,” Parra said.
Jason Parra is happy but he’s not satisfied with his 8:59.87 3200m race. Parra said he believes he has the talent to win the 3200m @CIFState track title on May 28. @presstelegram @BeachVarsity @kacey_mendoza #LongBeachVarsityReport pic.twitter.com/x2xflKoxPy
— John W. Davis (@johnwdavis) May 22, 2022
Parra’s penultimate 3,200 race Saturday saw him take another step on his journey he posted a time of 8 minutes, 59 seconds and finished second at the CIF Southern Section Masters Meet at Moorpark High School.
Parra’s place and time qualified him as a contender at the CIF State meet.
“It felt pretty. It felt like I could have actually run a little faster,” Parra said.
Parra, normally a frontrunner, said he was hesitant to take out the race but still found himself leading the pack for the first eight minutes of the race.
“It was very windy so I was actually hesitant to take it out, but I still did and I think it might have cost me in the end because I didn’t have that extra edge that I usually have over everyone,” Parra said. “It still worked (out) though.”
Millikan junior sprinter Kaliyah Johnson finished ninth in the girls 100 with a 12.11 and did not qualify for the state meet.
Millikan state qualifier
Boys 3,200: Jason Parra, 8:59.87 (2nd place)