“…I had to adjust my strategy quickly,” said the La Jolla High School sophomore, who led her team to a third place finish. “I was looking forward to racing her — I run better with competition.”
Dailey sped out to a 6-second lead after a mile, more than doubled it at 2 miles when she had to dodge a pickup truck while crossing the road and then coasted in for the victory in 17:09.2 to win by 22.4 seconds.
“I wanted to break 17 minutes, but once I got the big lead, I didn’t push the last mile,” said Dailey, who improved by 21 seconds over her second place finish a year ago. Earlier this season she clocked a 17:07 at the Clovis Invitational…”