Mary Cain breaks her own world indoor junior record in 1,000 meters

Mary Cain breaks her own world indoor junior record in 1,000 meters


Mary Cain breaks her own world indoor junior record in 1,000 meters


The way she’s run this school year, it’s hard to believe that Mary Cain is just 17.

The Bronxville, N.Y., senior won the 1,000 meters at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Roxbury Crossing, Mass., in 2 minutes, 35.80 seconds Saturday to break broke her own world indoor junior record.

"I think I could have gone faster," Cain said. "I waited just a little too long. I maybe could have gotten the meet record and done 2:34 something."

VIDEO: Cain talks about world indoor junior record

Cain set the previous mark of 2:39.25 last month in her second meet as a pro.

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