Parker Valby

Parker Valby

June 30, 2024

Women's 10K: Weini Kelati Wins Olympic Trials; Parker Valby, Karissa Schweizer Looking Good for Paris

Kelati, who won her first US track title, is guaranteed a spot at the Olympics while Valby & Schweizer are likely to qualify via world ranking.
June 25, 2024

Elle St. Pierre Edges Elise Cranny as Top 3 All Break Meet Record with Valby 4th at 2024 US Olympic Trials 5000m

Elle St. Pierre edged Elise Cranny for the win as Karissa Schweizer got 3rd as the top 3 all broke the championship record leaving NCAA phenom Parker Valby 4th despite a PR.
June 08, 2024

Parker Valby Wins 2024 NCAA 5,000m Title to Complete Unprecedented Distance Sweep

Valby is the first woman in collegiate history to win five NCAA distance titles in the same academic year and did it in style by running 14:52.18 to break the collegiate record.
June 07, 2024

Parker Valby Dominates 2024 NCAA 10,000m Final to Win Her Fifth National Title

Valby's 31:46.09 took more than 20 seconds off the previous championship record and gave her the win by 5 seconds over Alabama's Hilda Olemomoi (31:51.89).
June 03, 2024

2024 NCAA Women's Distance Preview: Parker Valby, Michaela Rose & Maia Ramsden Ready To Star

Some of the fastest women in NCAA history including Parker Valby, Michaela Rose, Maia Ramsden and Doris Lemngole are favored to take home NCAA titles
May 23, 2024

Weekend Track & Field Viewing Guide: Pre Classic, NCAA Regionals, NCAA D2, D3, NAIA Nationals: May 22-May 25

The Pre Classic (4-6pm on NBC on Saturday) highlights the weekend but we also have NCAA regonals, and NAIA, NCAA D2 and D3 Nationals.
April 12, 2024

Parker Valby Crushes NCAA 10K Record with 30:50 in Debut at Bryan Clay Invite

Valby took 27+ seconds off the previous record and lapped everyone else in the field at least once.
March 11, 2024

WTW: Putting Nico Young & Parker Valby's NCAA Doubles in Perspective, HS Records Galore, and Why Noah Lyles Needs to Do More to Run Olympic 4x400

Young and Valby were incredible in Boston but we offer a dose of perspective before the hype trains get out of control. Sifan Hassan is running World XC, remember the name Quincy Wilson, and Footlocker Champs Drew Griffith and Elizabeth Leachman broke high school records as did Daniel Simmons.
March 09, 2024

Parker Valby Breaks NCAA Record (14:52.79) To Destroy the Field and Win NCAA Title #3

What a wonderful run from Parker Valby who made it look easy. Talk about a maestro negative split. In the DMR, BYU got the upset win and in the 800 the defending champ was eliminated.
December 02, 2023

Parker Valby (14:56) & Graham Blanks (13:03) Break NCAA 5,000m Records at Boston University

Valby is the first collegiate woman (and youngest American) under 15:00 while Blanks is just the third US man to have hit the 2024 Olympic standard of 13:05.
November 29, 2023

Weekend Viewing Guide: Cross Champs, NXN, Blanks Chases Olympic Standard & Valby Sub-15:00 at BU?

Cross Champs is Thursday, NXN is Saturday, and most of the NCAA's best will be in Boston trying to run fast 3ks and 5ks.
November 18, 2023

2023 NCAA XC Breakdown: Tuohy's Heroics, Valby's Historic Season, OSU Dethrones NAU, & More

Tuohy did not get the repeat individual title but today's gutsy run may have been her finest hour in what may have been her final race for NC State. Our Jonathan Gault breaks it down in 3,000+ words.
November 18, 2023

Parker Valby Dominates as NC State Three-Peats Thanks To An Epic 1-Point Win

Valby was sensational but Tuohy was heroic as she gutted it out for her team.
November 16, 2023

2023 NCAA XC Women's Individual Preview: Who Has The Edge in Valby-Tuohy II?

Tuohy topped Valby in 2022 but Valby destroyed Tuohy at Nuttycombe this year. Who wins this much-anticipated rematch in what very well could be their final NCAA showdown?
October 27, 2023

2023 NCAA XC Conference Recap: Valby’s Dominance Grows, Stanford Men & UW Women Win Final Pac-12s, Wisconsin Men Score 19

Parker Valby won the SEC meet by a staggering 33.8 seconds while the Stanford men rebounded from a disappointing showing at Nuttycombe to win Pac-12s.
October 26, 2023

NCAA XC Conference Preview: Valbymania Heads to SC, Big 12s Is Loaded, and Bye-Bye Pac-12

We preview a huge weekend of XC action. Will Oregon's Jerry Schumacher will pull the redshirts from star freshmen Simeon BirnbaumConnor Burns, and Archie Noakes?
October 13, 2023

2023 Nuttycombe: NAU Sweeps as Parker Valby Takes Down Katelyn Tuohy

The NAU men rolled while the women upset #1 NC State, 52 points to 95. Harvard’s Graham Blanks won the men’s race. *Results
June 27, 2023

Q & A With Parker Valby On Her Historic NIL Deal With Nike

The NCAA 5000 champ is the first female track and field athlete to sign an NIL deal with Nike.