Mary Cain, Bronxville track standout, breaks high school record in 5,000 meters

Mary Cain, 17, heads into the bell lap Mary Cain, 17, heads into the bell lap on her way to breaking the American high school 800-meter record during the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore. (June 1, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

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Mary Cain has done it again.

The 17-year-old track sensation from Bronxville broke the national high school record in the 5,000-meter run Saturday at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon.

Cain placed sixth among the field of elite runners from around the world, finishing with a time of 15 minutes, 45.46 seconds. That performance qualifies her for the U.S. championships.

Cain broke the record of 15:48.91 set by Emily Sisson in 2010.

Poland’s Karolina Jarzynska, a 31-year-old Olympian, won the race with a time of 15:25.52.

Cain has been amassing an impressive resume of records. On June 1, she set new high school and junior national records in the 800 meters (1:59.51). In May, she broke her own record in the 1,500 meters (4:04.62).

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