|color me impressed|
Buried the field with one heck of a last lap (62 seconds), breaks the Penn Relays record, beats the defending champ by the length of a straightaway. Beat Ajee Wilson by about 13 seconds. And she's a sophomore. 4:39 for the mile.
Wouldn't it be nice if, instead of plateauing at a young age, she actually kept improving? What a rare talent.
|she is improving|
She is improving very steadily.
In cross country she improved all her times by over a minute. Indoors, she shattered her freshman year times, and this outdoor season she's already set a PR in the open 800 and just set a 7 second PR in the mile. Can't wait to see what she does in the 1500 this summer!
What a talent.
Amazing. I found the results, but anyone know if there's a video?
PL ID ATHLETE SCHOOL/AFFILIATION MARK
1 2 Mary Cain Bronxville (Bronxville, NY) 4:39.28
2 1 Angel Piccirillo Homer Center (Homer City, PA) 4:47.49
3 9 Samantha George Millbrook (Raleigh, NC) 4:48.11
4 4 Ajee' Wilson Neptune (Neptune, NJ) 4:52.89
5 10 Kennedy Weisner Elk County (Saint Marys, PA) 4:53.71
6 11 Kimberley Ficenec Mountain View (Stafford, VA) 4:53.77
7 14 Sarah Gillespie Northwest Catholic (West Hartford, CT) 4:54.36
8 12 Audrey Batzel Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, VA) 4:54.82
9 17 Cayla Del Piano South Brunswick (Monmouth Junction, NJ) 4:58.32
10 13 Jackie Choucair Hockaday School (Dallas, TX) 4:58.52
11 15 Caroline Alcorta West Springfield (Springfield, VA) 4:58.79
12 8 Maria Seykora Notre Dame Academy (Villanova, PA) 5:01.48
13 6 Katie Fortner Cave Spring (Roanoke, VA) 5:03.34
14 16 Sara Sargent Pennsbury (Fairless Hills, PA) 5:03.63
|color me impressed|
I don't know if anyone has posted a video, but I was lucky to see it streamed live (Penn Relays, about the cost that renting a movie used to be). Unfortunately, the camera cut away early in the last lap to show the DMR winners milling around the podium. Then it cut back for this breathtaking run. Seriously, I'm not enough of a follower of girl's track to know how unusual that time was, but it looked like she had slipped through some kind of wormhole in the space-time continuum and was going to somehow lap the other runners in a single lap. Maybe the other girls were dying. I don't know, but the distance she put between them on that last lap was startling. After watching that, I'm ready to put her on the Olympic team!
Her and Piccarillo were neck and neck through the 1200 and right after the bell rang Cain found a whole other gear. As someone from PA who has seen Piccarillo run a lot, seeing her get dropped like a bad habit was incredible.
Also, seeing North Shore come up short after Nadel's 3:24 1200 opening leg was stunning. Tatnall was fantastic.
I believe that Briana Nerud ran a 3:26 1200 opening leg (look at the official results and splits), and that Nadel, who is returning from injury, ran a 4:53 on the anchor. Impressive run by Haley Pierce (4:42 1600 leg for the anchor of Tatnall).
Cain is an awesome talent. Can she break the HS mile record this year? I think she'd definitely challenge it if she got in the right race. Seems like 69-69-69-68 (4:35) wouldn't be unreasonable for her at all.