Bronxville's Cain Sets National Record

This weekend Mary Cain broke the national high school girls indoor two-mile record.

Bronxville High School's Mary Cain continues to shatter records. This weekend, she 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.

“I wasn’t really keeping track of laps, so I just kept going and going,” Cain told Bost Globe reporter Shira Springer. “Then, when I hit three laps to go, I was like, ‘Oh, gosh, still three more. But by then, I was feeling good and it was kicking time . . . I just take [the record] as a cherry on top for me.”

Also taking part Cain's record-breaking race was 27-year-old Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia. Dibaba took the top spot with a time of 9:13:17. Also on the track was 23-year-old Canadian Sheila Reid. Reid finished in second place, with a time of  9:37:97.

“I kept going and going,” Cain told the Boston Herald's Joe Reardon. “It was a lot of fun to be on the starting line with them. I didn’t know I was going to be there with them at the end.”

Two weeks ago, 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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