On The Line, Episode 14: Greencastle-Antrim's Taryn Parks

"It's definitely a goal of mine." -- Taryn Parks on hopes of going after the 1-mile national record

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On Episode 14 of MileSplit's On The Line podcast, Cory Mull chats with Greencastle-Antrim's Taryn Parks ahead of the Brooks PR Invitational, where the high school junior hopes to go for another national title. Parks is coming off her third straight PIAA Class AAA Championship in the 1,600 meter run, where she went a US No. 1 time of 4:37.07. Previously, Parks also won the New Balance Nationals Indoor 1-mile and has developed into a powerhouse threat in the 800m-1600m. 

Parks is the No. 13 track and field recruit in the Class of 2020 and she's currently No. 17 on the MileSplit50, a ranking of the top overall athletes of this current season. She'll be a big commodity on the open recruiting market and will command a litany of Division I offers of her choosing. 

Run of Show: 

  • Welcoming in Taryn Parks [0:35]
  • Being ahead of schedule [1:03]
  • Ranked within the likes of the country's best milers [1:30]
  • Going to Brooks PR and goals for the race [2:11]
  • The epic PA state race against Marlee Starliper [3:05]
  • Tactics of the PA state race [4:40]
  • Being chased instead of doing the hunting [5:30]
  • Growing from a different race strategy [6:50]
  • Going for the national record [7:45]
  • Goals as a youth and how she sees those now [8:15]
  • Lessons over her career [9:25]
  • Her views on XC [10:30]
  • Parks' big dream moving forward [11:10]
  • Taryn's thoughts on the NCAA Championships [11:40]
  • Taryn's thoughts on the 3K steeple [13:30]

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