It was at the beginning of the second half of the 2020 season where Ava Parekh asserted herself as the queen of distance running in the state of Illinois...
There is nothing like a mother's opening line love:
"It has been very special for me to watch Ava fall in love with running and to derive so much joy from the sport. While her on-the-field accomplishments are visible, it is the friendships she has developed with her teammates and competitors that make her happy and a stronger runner. It is really something to see this group of young women, from all over the state, come together to train, compete, and support one another. We are going to witness incredible accomplishments from all these young women in the years to come!"- Michelle Parekh