Katelyn Tuohy broke the national freshman class record in the 1K today by running a time of 2:47.86 to win the Section 1 Class A Championship in New York. The prior record of 2:50.84 belonged to fellow New Yorker Mary Cain, who went on to rewrite the American prep distance running record book and sign a professional contract with Nike as a high school senior.
Tuohy, who goes to North Rockland High School, now owns the No. 1 time in the country this season ahead of Sammy Watson, whom many pegged to break the national record of 2:43.4 this year. Tuohy's previous personal best was 2:52.
The 1K record marks the second time that Tuohy has broken one of Cain's grade records. She bested Cain's New York state record in the mile for seventh-graders when she ran 4:58.4 at the Loucks Games in 2015.
The freshman will compete in the 4x400m relay on Saturday at the NYRR Millrose Games.
Watch Tuohy break Cain's New York state record in the mile for seventh-graders: