gogogogadget
How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/25/2012 10:49PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Anyone have the exact number of girls who have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile/3200?
Numero
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/25/2012 10:51PM - in reply to gogogogadget Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Schfifty five.
idunnomannng
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/25/2012 10:52PM - in reply to gogogogadget Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
off the top of my head...

Jordan Hasay
Lauryn Chetelet
Aisiling Cuffe
Melody Fairchild
Kim Mortenson
Caitlin Chock

ps- most are from California!
Resaerch Assistant
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/26/2012 2:32AM - in reply to idunnomannng Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I researched this a few years ago and didnt find that Caitlin Chock had broken 10 but the rest of your list matches what I found. I also included Lynn Bjorkland who ran a comparable time at 3K. Below is the list and narrative I compiled.

9:52.01+ Kim Mortensen, 1996
9:52.5++ Lynn Bjorklund, 1975
9:55.57+ Jordan Hasay, 2008
9:55.95+ Laurynne Chetelat, 2008
9:55.01i Melody Fairchild, 1991
9:56.84i Aisling Cuffe, 2011
+ 3200
++ 3000
i Indoors

"There have only been two high school Sub-10 Two Miles in US history - both run indoors. Melody Fairchild was first in 1991 running 9:55.01 at the national championship and in 2011, Aisling Cuffe, joined her running 9:56.84 at the same meet.

But along with these marks there have been four other Sub-10 equivalents turned over the 3000 and 3200 distances. Before Fairchild, Lynn Bjorklund set the 3000 record of 9:08.60 in 1975 during a US v. USSR dual meet in Kiev. In 1996 Kim Mortensen ran a 9:48.60 3200 in a CIF qualifying round that is recognized as the national record at the distance. And Jordan Hasay and Laurynne Chetelat staged the most thrilling dual at this distance in the 2008 California State Meet with Hasay winning in 9:52.13 to Chetelat's 9:52.51. "


idunnomannng wrote:

off the top of my head...

Jordan Hasay
Lauryn Chetelet
Aisiling Cuffe
Melody Fairchild
Kim Mortenson
Caitlin Chock

ps- most are from California!
Reality Bath
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/26/2012 4:33AM - in reply to Resaerch Assistant Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
For perspective, keep in mind that when Bjorklund ran that time, most High Schools didn't even have girl's track/cross country (pre- TitleIX). It's as if a runner from the '50's still had one of the best boy's performances ever.
mcgato
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/26/2012 6:15AM - in reply to Resaerch Assistant Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
According to Track and Field News lists:
9:52.01+ Kim Mortenson
9:52.5++ Lynn Bjorklund
9:54.22 Aisling Cuffe
9:55.57 Jordan Hasay
9:55.92i+ Melody Fairchild
9:55.95++ Cory Schubert
9:55.95+ Laurynne Chetelat
9:57.85++ Mary Shea
9:59.8++ Cathy Shiro
9:59.9++ Julie Shea

i = indoor
+ = converted 3200 m
++ = converted 3000 m
mcgato
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/26/2012 6:19AM - in reply to mcgato Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Oops, Hasay's mark is converted 3200, and Fairchild's mark is not converted. I need coffee.
The worm in the hole
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/26/2012 7:24AM - in reply to mcgato Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It wasn't official, but Emily Sisson ran 9:51.1 in 2010. It was a time trial with men pacing her through 3000. Watched it myself, and she made it look easy.
Jeffster!!!
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/26/2012 7:53AM - in reply to gogogogadget Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Did Mary Decker ever break 10?
illinoisgirl
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/26/2012 8:03AM - in reply to gogogogadget Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Kayla Beattie of Illinois ran a 9:56 3200 last year.
mcgato
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/26/2012 8:13AM - in reply to illinoisgirl Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

illinoisgirl wrote:

Kayla Beattie of Illinois ran a 9:56 3200 last year.
TFN gives that a two mile conversion of 10:00.43.
ALH359
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/26/2012 8:50AM - in reply to mcgato Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Emily Sisson ran a 9:51 TT 2 Mile a few weeks before running a 15:48 5k at WJ.
bangalangadanga
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/26/2012 11:38AM - in reply to ALH359 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
hi oh.

whatever happened to that girl?



ALH359 wrote:

Emily Sisson ran a 9:51 TT 2 Mile a few weeks before running a 15:48 5k at WJ.
where have you been??
RE: How many girls have broken 10 minutes in the 2mile? 1/26/2012 12:08PM - in reply to bangalangadanga Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Sisson is running very well. She was the top frosh at NCAA Cross last year while at Wisconsin...ran 15:53 I think in the 5k final at NCAAs to place well...transferred to Providence for her sophomore year and was running very well in cross country (looking like a top 5-10 runner) before strep throat ended her season just before regionals.

She is running the mile this weekend at Terrier against some great competition...I think this could be a breakout track season for her. She looks much leaner and fitter this year than in years past.