One high school junior has made her mark in the nation after becoming Oregon’s first female high-school runner. She is so dominant that she beats the boys at a mixed-race competition designed to test her abilities.
Mia Brahe-Pedersen ran the 100 meters in just 11.08 seconds. She was only 0.14 of a sec off the national record.
Brahe-Pedersen said on Friday that he was “quite close” to the national record. “I hope I can achieve it before the end of the season, if I don’t get there by next season,” he told “America Reports”. “I hope to make history here.”
The athlete who won a race against her prom date said that she was “grateful” coordinators had arranged for her participation in the 100-yard mixed gender dash.
“It was a great opportunity and I would do it again,” she told Fox News. “I honestly just look at it as it’s just any other competition. I don’t care if they’re boys or girls. …If they can push me to make history, then I’m just grateful to be in the heat with them.”
Brahe-Pedersen expressed her gratitude for his good sportsmanship and said that he has been a “really supportive date” during the prom process. Her passion may very well take her to the international stage.
She said, “I will hopefully be there (at the Olympic) trials in 2024.” “I don’t know if i’ll make it to the Olympic team but hey, just being at the trials is a great feat.”
The high school student explained her dedication to the sport and her focus and clarity when she steps onto the track.
“I’m a sprinter, so everything kind of just goes by way too quick for me to even have any thoughts while I’m running, just kind of, ‘Hey, the gun goes off, and next thing I know, I’m at the line’,” she said.