Senior Sendoff: Gulfport High's Mallory Streetman

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For this week's MileSplit Mississippi 'Senior Sendoff' we will be sending off debatably Mississippi's best female 800m runner...

A two-time state champion and the 2022 Mississippi No. 2 ranked high school girl in the 800m, reigning from Gulfport High School, Mallory Streetman!

Streetman will joining the Mississippi State University Lady Bulldogs in the Fall, where she will primarily run her specialty event, the 800m run. 

Mississippi State University is a public university based in Starkville, Miss. They fall within NCAA Division I Athletics, where they compete in the Southeastern Conference. 

The Lady Bulldogs have one of the best 800m squad rankings in the SEC, with a squad time of 2:08.52. Their No. 1 ranked 800m runner is Sydney Steely, who has a PR of 2:03.64 and just recently qualified for the 2022 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Streetman's 800m PR is a 2:19.06, which she set at the 2022 Woody Barnett Track and Field Invitational from her win in the Invitational Kaelin Kersh 800m. (Watch below!)

Streetman went undefeated in her 2022 track and field campaign, winning 11 straight races in the 400m and 800m. Streetman has not lost to a Mississippi prep in the 800m since the 2020 outdoor season. 

Once Streetman is enrolled at Mississippi State in the Fall, she will be focusing on getting a degree in Kinesiology, which is the scientific study and its movement. 

We asked Streetman some questions and insight in regards to her high school career, what she loves about running, and some advice that she would leave behind to all of the track and field athletes that are still on their journey. 

Check them out below!

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Q: Explain your 'running journey'... (How did you get into running, how did your senior season go, and how did you get connected with the college that you are going to?)

A: After deciding to quit gymnastics to do school sports I found that running quickly became more than just a hobby. It was a dream of mine to always go to Mississippi State and after reaching out to the coaching staff in late September my dreams quickly became reality.

Q: What is your most memorable meet/race and why?

A: Winning the 4x400m relay with my team at state is something I will never forget because of the bond I have with them is unlike any other.

Q: Out of all your high school achievements, which one means the most to you and why?

A: Winning the Kaelin Kersh 800m means the most because it was such an inspiring story, and given I am going to be a bulldog is meant so much more to me.

Q: If you could go back and do it all over again, what would you change, if anything?

A: Definitely getting more of my soccer friends so run. It is so much fun to be able to run with my best friends.

Q: Who is somebody that you look up to/someone that helped you along your journey to get you where you are today?

A: As a gulfport high school alumni it definitely has to Britney Reece. Not just the fact that she had Olympic podium finishes, she is part of the reason I did not quit all of my other sports and just run. Playing multiple sports in high school. She showed me to just enjoy it all and it will all work out.

Q: What will you miss the most?

A: The close nit community that The state of Mississippi has developed over the 6 years I have been here. I have watched it grow so much and I cannot wait to see what's in store for the future.

Q: What piece of advice would you give to the younger athletes that are just getting started on their journey?

A: To younger athletes I would say just do it all and have fun. High school track is about having fun. Do not stress yourself about not getting a certain time or a specific coach is calling you back. Just have fun.