Emily Carter

By Eleanor Bailey/Almanac Sports Editor/ebailey@thealmanac.net

Emily Carter

The fleetest feet belonged to Emily Carter this track season as the Bethel Park sophomore raced to new heights. During the PIAA Championships held at Shippensburg University, the 16-year-old broke the state record in winning the gold medal in the 3,200-meter run. She won the eight-lap race in 10:16.02. Carter also was the WPIAL 3,200-meter champion. The mile run at states was equally impressive. Carter captured the bronze medal with a personal-best time of 4:53.87. That was nearly six seconds faster than her WPIAL-winning mark of 4:59.42. However, gold medalist Taryn Parks from Greencastle and silver medalist Marlee Starliper from Northern set a blazing pace. They both went under the state record with times of 4:37.07 and 4:37.45, respectively. Those numbers are the top times in the nation this spring. Earlier this month, Carter competed in the New Balance Nationals held in Greensboro, N.C.

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