Bronxville's Cain Honored by Eastchester

The Town Board paid tribute to the teen track star.

Unstoppable Bronxville track star Mary Cain was recently honored by Eastchester's Town Board. Cain's efforts on the track have brought national attention to the 16-year-old high school junior.

The special Tuesday night award presentation took place at the Bronxville Public Library. Cain's father, Charlie, says that even County Executive Rob Astorino plans on mentioning his daughter's accomplishments during his State of the County Address on April 23.

“It’s very nice to see that people locally are watching her and enjoying her success as much as we are,” Charlie Cain told lohud's Brian Heyman.

Last month, the accomplished runner came in first in the women's mile at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The win was just one of the many jaw-dropping performances that the 16-year-old had given this year.

Back in February Cain broke the national high school girls indoor two-mile record. She accomplished the feat while competing in the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, which held in Massachusetts. In the event, Cain crushed Melody Fairchild's 1991 high-school record of 9:55:92. Cain came in at 9:38:68.

In January, Cain set two national indoor high school records, making history while running in the New Balance Games. The event was held at the Armory in New York City. Cain ran the Elite Mile event in 4:32:78, beating the old record of 4:38.5, according to MileSplit.us. That record had been held by Debbie Herald since 1972.

Back in September, Cain was ranked fourth in the nation for female High School runners by TullyRunners.com.

In 2011, Cain set the National 1500m record at the World Junior Champs in Barcelona, Spain. At that time, she also set New York State outdoor records in the 800m and Mile.


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