By Brett Hoover, Armory Track
Don't leave Mary Cain alone with your records. She is sure to shatter them.
Tonight at the Oxy High Performance meet in Los Angeles, the 17-year-old had her most stunning moment yet. And that is no easy task.
Running with a group of professionals, Cain went from seventh to third in the last 300 meters of the 1500-meter run to finish in 4:04.62, which meets the A standard for inclusion in the IAAF World Championships in Moscow later this summer.
But first she will need a top-three finish at the USA National Championships in Des Moines next month (June 20-23).
Cain's performance took more than six seconds off her own national high school record of 4:10.77, which she set at the Drake Relays last month. It also crushed Suzy Hamilton's 26-year-old American Junior Record of 4:09.10, which she set as a University of Wisconsin freshman.
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