Would you have been able to run 3200 meters (almost 2 miles) in 11:58.9 when you were 10 years old? I certainly couldn’t have, especially inside.

In Louisiana, the state championship meets allow anybody from the school to compete, and some of the schools go from elementary right up through high school in one building with one principal. As such, we get to meet Gabrielle Jennings, who won the D2 state meet:

She runs 2½ miles per day most days and does interval work every other week, and is very obviously enjoying her running immensely. It must be exciting to beat girls that are 3-8 years older than her.

Update: Here’s the video of her race, where she comes from as far back as 5th place to win (Hat tip for the update » Running is Funny):