Alamo's Parker Deuel earns All American honors at national championships


Parker Deuel recently earned All American honors in three events at the recent U.S. National Junior Olympic Track Championships held in Sacramento. It's nothing new for the 16-year-old junior at San Ramon Valley High School, who has earned the honors in each of the last six years he's competed.

Deuel placed second in the 2,000-meter steeplechase, which covers five laps over barriers and a water pit, with a time of 6:14.23, setting a new Northern California record. He set another Northern California record in the 1,500-meter race, placing fourth with a time of 4:04.01. Deuel also led his 4 x 800-meter relay team to a fifth place finish with a time of 8:30.18.

Deuel competes with The Heat, a Tri-Valley Junior Olympic track team, which won 10 medals in distance events at the championship meet -- the most by any team in the country.

— Emily West


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Posted by Track Fan
a resident of Danville
on Aug 5, 2010 at 6:46 am

Don't forget to recognize the other Danville winners at this event

Christine Bayliss won the 3000 meters Youth girls race

Brooke Starn placed 3rd in the Midget Girls 3000 Meters

The team of Brooke Starn, Mikaela Wong, Morgan Dowling and Chase Worthen placed 5th in the Midget Girls 4x800 and

The team of Christine Bayliss, Sarah Herron, Claire Carroll and Savannah Wieser placed 5th in the Youth Girls 4X800

Danville was well represented and shined.

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Posted by Buschmeyers
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:22 am

You are such a great role model!!! Congrats on all of your hard work, your focus has really led you to great heights!

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

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Posted by SLO
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 5, 2010 at 8:12 am

I know Parker and his family. A great success story and a great family! This is a kid to watch. I believe he will make us proud to say we knew him when when we all watch him compete for the USA in the olympics one day.

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Posted by Glenda Sonu
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Congratulations Parker! The Sonu family is so proud of you!

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