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Evanston’s Parker English adds to distinguished track legacy

Evanston's Parker English (left) runs to victory in the Class 3A 400-meter race on Saturday in Charleston. | Brian O'Mahoney/for Sun-Times Media

Longtime Evanston girls track and field coach Fenton Gunter had a saying to describe recent graduate Parker English’s final high school season, which culminated with titles in the 200 and 400 meters at the Class 3A state meet.

“She had her Janis Foster moment,” Gunter said.

Foster, a former Wildkit, closed out her career at the 1989 state meet by winning the 100 and 400 and being part of the victorious 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams.

“Like Foster, Parker [English] just went crazy her senior year. Her performance at state was against some extremely elite girls,” Gunter said. “Parker pretty much put the team on her back and just carried us.”

[For full story continue to High School Cube News]

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