SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS -- Denton Guyer senior Brynn Brown never let up on Saturday.
Not one ounce.
And in the end, the University of North Carolina recruit was rewarded with a U.S. No. 8 all-time performance for 5K at the Texas Distance Festival, hitting 15:56.89 on the clock to win the elite girls section at the Carroll High School Track.
She became the eighth high school athlete female all-time to break 16 minutes in the 5K outdoors.
Brown had previously already owned the event's meet record, having recorded a time of 16:25.47 as a sophomore in 2019.
But on Saturday, she quickly laid down her intentions, going through the first mile at roughly 4:53. While the last mile was a fight, she said she kept her eye on the prize and finished with a strong last few laps.
El Paso Franklin's Eva Jess was second in 17:00.06, while Prosper's Aubrey O'Connell was third in 17:15.34 and Cedar Park's Isabel Conde De Frankenburg was fourth in 17:20.50.