That was me my freshman/sophomore years of HS. Ran 10:09 freshman year and then 10:06 about five times as a sophomore. Didn't break 10 until a junior; ran 9:38 that year.
Duty free wrote:
this past track season I ran between 10:04 and 10:09 in the 3200m NINE FREAKING times before finally running 9:53 in my last meet.