In Mary Cain’s first track race as an unattached runner, the Bronxville junior ran the fastest time ever for a high school girl in the 3,000 meters, indoors or outdoors, winning indoors Saturday at the University of Washington Preview in 9 minutes, 2.1 seconds.
According to ny.milesplit.com and armorytrack.com, it will not be an official national record because the track didn’t have dimensions considered as standard.
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But Cain’s time was 15.3 seconds faster than the 9:17.4 Melody Fairchild ran to set the indoor record in 1991 and 6.5 seconds faster than the 9:08.6 Lynn Bjorklund ran to set the outdoor record in 1975.
Cain left the Bronxville program last fall to train with coach Alberto Salazar.