Racewalk Queen Lauren Harris Captures Outdoor National Record in 1500m


Sachem East (NY) High senior racewalk star Lauren Harris captured another national record on Saturday, this time going 6:22.96 at the St. Anthony's Invitational to set a new all-time mark in the outdoor 1500m racewalk. 

A year ago at this same meet, Harris dropped a time of 6:32.49, which was No. 3 all-time. 

In January, Harris shattered the indoor 1500m record by over 11 seconds when she went 6:17.59 indoors  at the Ocean Breeze Invitational to become the fastest indoor high school racewalker of all-time. She followed that performance up in March at New Balance Nationals Indoor with a national title in the 1-mile racewalk with a time of 6:53.44

The Marist College signee is the returning New Balance Nationals Outdoor champion, where she posted a time of 6:52.23 in 2016. 

MileSplit New York will post video tomorrow of Harris' record setting venture on the track. 


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