Mary Cain Added To Pre Classic 800 Field

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Press Release Courtesy Of Pre Classic
May 21, 2013

Eugene, Oregon – Mary Cain, the phenomenal 17-year-old from Bronxville, New York, has been added to the IAAF Diamond League 800m at the June 1st Prefontaine Classic.

Cain obliterated the High School Record in the 1500m last weekend at the USATF Oxy High Performance meet in southern California.  Her time of 4:04.62 took more than 6 seconds off her own HSR of 4:10.77 set earlier this spring.  She is now the fastest prep in history by almost 10 seconds over the next closest athlete, Jordan Hasay at 4:14.50.

Coached by Oregon legend Alberto Salazar, Cain has the potential to not only improve upon her 800 personal best (2:03.34), but to take down the High School and American Junior record of 2:00.07 set by Kim Gallagher in 1982.  The World Junior record is 1:54.01 by Pamela Jelimo of Kenya, who also happens to be in the IDL 800m race.

IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE 800 METERS
Mariya SAVINOVA RUS
Pamela JELIMO KEN
Francine NIYONSABA BDI
Alysia MONTANO USA
Yekaterina POISTOGOVA RUS
Janeth JEPKOSGEI KEN
Winny CHEBET KEN
Brenda MARTINEZ USA
Mary CAIN USA

Fans can follow the event lineups as all announced fields are posted at PreClassic.com.  The direct link to current start/entry lists is HERE and includes updates to previously announced fields.

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