On the final day of New Balance Nationals Indoor, all North Rockland (NY) High sophomore Katelyn Tuohy had to do was bring home the 2-mile win.
She did exactly that, and like usual, she did it with her usual gusto.
While Tuohy didn't set a new national record, a few records did go down with her clocking of 9:58.89 which fought off a close Kelsey Chmiel second-place finish in 10:02.36. The former national leader at the distance, Jacqueline Gaughan, who won the 5K on Friday, was third in 10:16.13.
Tuohy's time did set a sophomore record, surpassing Chmiel's former record of 10:12.94, though it came short of Mary Cain's overall national record of 9:38.68. The sub-10 effort also gave Tuohy, 15, a new world age group record, passing the former effort of 10:07.65, which was owned by Jordan Hasay.
Tuohy, in her first championship outing at New Balance, finished off her busy weekend with a team title in the DMR, a second-place outing in the SMR and an individual honor in the 2-mile.
Finals 1 Tuohy, Katelyn 20 Thiells, NY 9:58.89O 2 2 Chmiel, Kelsey 19 Saratoga Springs, N 10:02.36O 2 3 Gaughan, Jacqueline 18 Exeter, NH 10:16.13F 2 4 Windemuller, Kayla 18 Hamilton, MI 10:24.39 2 5 VanderLende, Ericka 19 Rockford, MI 10:25.33 2 6 Siebert, Reilly 18 Syosset, NY 10:34.70 2 7 Robitaille, Julia 19 Manchester, NH 10:35.05 1 8 Donnelly, Beth 20 Brentwood, TN 10:35.71 1