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By Kyle Magda for the Times Leader

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Regan Rome’s high school career ended last week at the PIAA Track and Field Championships, but the Dallas senior is still pulling in accolades.

Rome was named third team All-State by the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association.

“This season was my last,” Rome said. “I wanted to put all my effort and I PR’ed in almost all of my events (at states).”

The Dallas senior finished second in the girls’ Class 3A 3200-meter run at the state meet with a time of 10 minutes, 31 seconds.

“Going to states, I was pretty nervous,” Rome said. “I had my sister, Ally, with me. She really wanted to get to states this year.”

Ally placed 13th in the 3200 with a time of 11:15, 44 seconds behind her sister.

“It was really cool being on the line with my sister,” Rome added. “I kinda helped her through the first mile and she was able to get to states with me.”

Alongside the strong showing at states, she also set personal records in the 800 and 3000 events during the year.

Rome’s run began at districts in mid-May, where she took the 1600 and 3200 events at Memorial Stadium in Scranton. Ally finished second in the 3200 for an all Rome 1-2.

The Mountaineers finished second as a team to Pittston Area in districts.

With this being her last season, the senior wanted to make the most of it.

Throughout her track career at Dallas, she felt like she improved by bringing down all of her personal records.

Rome will further her education at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she will also run cross country and track for the school.

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