Bronxville’s Mary Cain earns national honor
Record-setting year for teen phenom included 10th place finish at World Championships in Moscow and fastest 2013 Mile by a U.S. woman
By Brian Heyman, The Journal News
Mary Cain’s eye-catching, record-setting work on the track this year has brought her another prestigious honor.
The 17-year-old Bronxville senior has been named the 2013 Track & Field News High School Girls Athlete of the Year.
Back in August, Cain became the youngest finalist ever in the women’s 1500 meters at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow and finished 10th. She had run the fastest time ever by a U.S. high school girl at that distance at a May meet in Los Angeles — 4 minutes, 4.62 seconds.
There were also two June runs that resulted in national high school girls records in the 800 and the 5000. She was the first girl to break the 2-minute mark in the 800, crossing at 1:59.51.
During the indoor season, Cain set national high school girls and U.S. Junior girls marks for the Mile, 2-Mile, 1500 and 3000, then claimed a national senior-level title in the women’s indoor Mile.
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