Rawlins track standout Sydney Thorvaldson finished fourth in the 2-mile run at the Brooks PR Invitational in Walla Walla, Washington, on Saturday, bringing her long-running season to a close. Thorvaldson, who has yet to lose a race of 1,600 meters or longer in the state of Wyoming, ran a time of 10 minutes, 20.75 seconds in Walla Walla. She will run as a junior for Rawlins in August. Ericka VanderLende of Michigan won the race in 9:53.00. That came ahead of Katelynne Hart of Illinois — the only runner to beat Thorvaldson at the Arcadia Invitational in April — with 9:56.13, Brynn Brown of Texas (9:57.54) and Thorvaldson. All of their respective times on Saturday set personal records.
Thorvaldson’s 10:20.75 on Saturday finishes as the fifth-best time in the nation during the spring season, ranking behind her three competitors in Walla Walla and Massachusetts’ Sydney Masciarelli’s time from the New Balance National Outdoor. Thorvaldson’s 3,200 time of 10:12.18 at the Arcadia Invitational stood as the 10th-best time in the nation.