Tatnall’s Sam Parsons brought home the rare triple crown in last weekend’s Boys Division II DIAA State Track & Field Meet, winning three individual races—the 3200m on Friday in 9:24.19 and the 1600m (4:14:47) and 800m (2:01:39) on Saturday. Sam also took a fourth championship as part of Tatnall’s winning 4x800m relay. Earlier in the season, Sam had broken the state record in the 3200m with a blistering 9:00.61 (hard to even think about times that fast), and he had his sights set on breaking the 1600m record at the annual Delaware “Meet of Champions,” held this week. Alas, he missed breaking the record by a mere seven-tenths of a second.
Sam is the son of proud parents CRR Christina Parsons and CRR George Parsons. Their daughter Molly, who also ran for the nationally ranked girls cross-country and track teams at Tatnall, runs for the University of Richmond.