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Katelyn Touhy’s Record Run for 3200 Meters

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05/14/2018 - 15:34

image100.jpgBy Larry Eder, RunBlogRun.com
PLAINS, NY —Katelyn Touchy of Rockland High School in New York stole the show at the Loucks Games with her 3200 victory that was a new national record, breaking a 22-year-old high school set by Kim Mortensen.

Sophomore Katelyn Touhy, running only against the clock, after hitting the mile in 4:45.95, ran four more laps, by herself, not only breaking the meet record at the Glenn D. Loucks Games (May 11, 2018), but the 22 year old National High School record held by Kim Mortenson (9:48.59, 1996, Thousand Oaks, CA). Katelyn Touhy, who won the 2017 Nike NXN title after taking 13th as a freshman, has been rewriting the indoor and now, outdoor record books.

Running 71 second laps for four laps, the pace slowed to 75 second laps, but Katelyn Touhy, the finest sophomore in high school distance running, stayed focused and ran 9:47.88, with a fine 9:10.4 for 3000 meters en route.

Photo: Katelyn Touhy, photo by PhotoRun.net

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