20. Ava Parekh (Fr., Chicago Latin) [NR]
Coming in as one of the top 8th graders in the state. Parekh ran 5:03 in the 1600m which is outstanding regardless of class. Now she adapting to the cross country realm after dropping 17:37 to take second place in the 2A FTTF race. Parekh ran with winner Brooke Stromsland for nearly two miles.