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photo of Sam Parsons in the East Region 10K in Jacksonville, Fla.Recently turned professional Sam Parsons, Newark native and son of CRR George Parsons and CRR Christina Parsons, will be competing in the 5000m race at the USATF Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend. You can catch the action on Sunday on NBC, the telecast beginning at 4 p.m. (EDT).

See recent News Journal article on Parsons, who ran for The Tatnall School locally and North Carolina State while in college. Parsons still holds the Delaware high school record in the 3200m.

We’re sure mom and dad are very proud!

Editor’s note: Parsons led the race with 800m to go but finished 8th in the race, a mere six seconds behind the winner.