Rain Didn't Stop Rebecca Story From A Meet Record At The Eastern Relays

Rebecca Story's 2017 debut in the 3200m Friday was everything she could have asked for. 

Under the lights and against mild rain, the Christian Academy (Tn) of Knoxville junior scored a meet record of 10:15.85 to win the girls section at the Eastern Relays, which was held at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. 

It was Story's second fastest time of her career, challenging only her 9:59.85 at the Hoka One One Postal Nationals in November, and also landed her a US No. 6 time. 

Six girls recorded times under 11 minutes, including Lexington Catholic (Ky.) High senior Michaela Reinhart, who posted a time of 10:25.26, and three went under the old meet record of 10:34. 

1Rebecca Story11Christian Academy of Knoxville10:15.851
2Michaela Reinhart12Lexington Catholic10:25.261
3Kendall Hayes10Lexington Christian10:32.811
4Kaitlyn Lacy11Male10:44.791
5Hannah Rasmussen12Kings10:56.711
6Claire Steigerwald11Gahanna Lincoln10:59.151
7Sloan Walter10Cardinal Gibbons11:03.201
8Alena Sapienza-Wright11duPont Manual11:04.551
9Shanice Garbutt11Danville High School11:04.681
10Erica Fisher10Arlington High School11:10.011

Horter Goes Sub-9 In a Downpour

It was impressive that when the rain started to come down, the boys only got better. 

Lakota East (Oh.) junior Dustin Horton threw down a personal record performance, running a season best of 8:56.62 -- his first time under 9 minutes -- to win despite aggressive conditions.  

DuPont Manual (Ky.) High's Yared Nuguse was second in 9:06.44 and Olentangy Orange (Oh.) High's Hunter Moore was third in 9:14.84. 

1Dustin Horter11Lakota East8:56.621
2Yared Nuguse12duPont Manual9:06.441
3Hunter Moore12Olentangy Orange9:14.841
4Tyler Dau12Geneva High School9:16.441
5Titus Winders11Henry County High School9:17.781
6Ben Ewert12Beavercreek9:17.951
7Zak Kirk12Maumee9:18.651
8Skylar Stidam11Christian Academy of Indiana9:18.921
9Conant Smith10Middletown9:19.211
10Joel Barlow12Wilson Central High School9:22.291

Related Links: 

- Girls 3200 rankings

- Boys 3200m rankings