Millikan’s Jason Parra qualifies for CIF state track meet in 3,200, aiming for state title

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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.

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.

Daniel Appleford of Newbury Park wins the boys 3200 meter run as Jason Parra of Millikan finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters Meet at Moorpark High School in Moorpark on Saturday, May 21, 2022. ( Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)
Daniel Appleford of Newbury Park wins the boys 3,200 meter run as Jason Parra of Millikan finished second during the CIF-SS Track and Field Masters Meet at Moorpark High School in Moorpark on Saturday, May 21, 2022. ( Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

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)

 

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