Parsons said Drazba's dominance is motivation moving forward.
"It was exciting and I liked it," Parsons said. "[We were close] until about the 2-mile mark, then we spread out. This is my last race so I gave it all I could.
"[Drazba] is definitely one of my inspirations."
No team on Saturday turned in as dominant a performance as the Bridgeport boys did as the senior Abe Merinar ran a 16:20.05 to earn the individual title and help build a 59-point winning margin.
Bridgeport's 45 points bested Philip Barbour (104), Fairmont Senior (131), Ritchie County (139), and Keyser (151) while Merinar came in ahead of Webster County's Brettley Harris by just over seven seconds.
"It has been a great four years with them," Merinar said of his team. "I think our whole top seven was under 18 minutes - compared to where we were four years ago, that's unbelievable. My freshman year our top one was right around 18, now to have seven of us is really awesome. We work hard."
Buffalo sophomore Hayden Harrison came in third with a time of 16:28.6 and was the only Kanawha Valley athlete to earn all-state honors on either side of Class AA-A.
"I'm happy," Harrison said. "I wanted to get a little better time but I didn't quite get there. It was hard."
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