Recapping The Best Loucks Games Races

There were tons of exciting races at the 2018 Glenn D. Loucks Games in White Plains, New York, this past weekend. In case you missed any of them, we are breaking down some of the best below. 

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Girls 3200m -- In case you live under a rock and haven't seen this race yet, North Rockland's Katelyn Tuohy snuck under the old national record time of 9:48.59 set by Thousand Oak High School graduate (CA) Kim Mortensen back in 1996. Touhy ran 9:47.88 for the win, leading the race from the gun. Saratoga Springs' Kelsey Chmiel placed second running the new US No. 33 time of 10:27.23. (VIDEO)

1Katelyn Tuohy10North Rockland9:47.882
2Kelsey Chmiel11Saratoga Springs10:27.232
3Elizabeth Stockman10Rocky Hill High School10:32.842

Boys 3200m -- The boys 3200m also had sparks of its own as six guys ran sub-nine led by the Saint Anthony's (NY) duo of senior Mason Gatewood and junior Matthew Payamps. The two went US No. 13 and US No. 14, respectively. Finishing in third was Windham High School's (CT) Alexander Korczynski, who ran the new US No. 16 time of 8:56.59. In total there were 10 times in the top 50 from the Glenn D. Loucks Games boys 3200m. (VIDEO)

1Mason Gatewood12Saint Anthony's8:55.002
2Matthew Payamps11Saint Anthony's8:56.062
3Alexander Korczynski12Windham High School8:56.592

Girls Mile -- The girl's mile was another Katelyn Tuohy show. The sophomore ran 4:45.61, which isn't her best performance in the mile this year as she ran 4:43.66 at the Gold Rush Invitational in late April, but it would still rank US No. 3. Another impressive mark from the same mile race was freshman Lauryn Heskin, who finished second almost breaking five minutes. Heskin went 5:00.24 for the fifth-fastest freshman time in the country. (VIDEO)

1Katelyn Tuohy10North Rockland4:45.613
2Lauryn Heskin9Marymount School5:00.243
3Sierra Dinneen10Notre Dame Academy5:00.743

Boys Mile -- Unlike the girl's race where Katelyn Tuohy had the win from the gun, the boys race was a well-fought battle. The top three of Loudoun Valley's (VA) Colton Bogucki, Fairfield Warde's (CT) Alex Mocarski, and Loudoun Valley's (VA) Sam Affolder all finished within one second of each other. Even though Bogucki took the win you could say Mocarski stole the show. The senior had one of the craziest last laps pulling himself from sixth -- sitting in the back of the lead pack -- into second. (VIDEO

1Colton Bogucki12Loudoun Valley4:14.643
2Alex Mocarski12Fairfield Warde4:14.693
3Sam Affolder11Loudoun Valley4:15.293

Girls 400m -- The girls 400m dash at the Glenn D. Loucks Games may not have seen quite the hype as the distance events but this race was still a great one. The top three girls all were within one second of each other with Wellesley High School's Abby Comella pulling off a sneak win with a last-ditch kick. Her time of 55.65 also ranks US No. 17 among the sophomore class. (VIDEO)

1Abby Comella10Wellesley High School55.658
2Vanessa Watson11Spencerport56.068
3Paris Peoples12Benjamin N. Cardozo High56.598

Boys Distance Medley Relay -- The guys from Pearl River took home the win in the boys Easterns DMR running the new US No. 16 time of 10:17.51. It was the battle for second which was really exciting. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (NY) had a down-to-the-wire battle with the guys from Riverdale Country Day High School (NY). Both teams ran 10:24 with Burnt Hills finishing second in 10:24.01 and Riverdale County Day finishing in third in 10:24.95. (VIDEO)

1Pearl River10:17.511
2Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake10:24.011
3Riverdale Country Day High School10:24.951

Girls 800m -- Esther Seeland from State College Area High School in State College, Pennsylvania, ran the new US No. 16 time of 2:10.47 to win the girls 800m (VIDEO).   

1Esther Seeland12State College Area High School2:10.474
2Emily Philippides12Greenwich High School2:13.284
3Izzy Giesing12Oxbow High School2:13.784

Boys 4x800m -- The boys 4x800m relay had four of the top 50 times in the country led by the guys from Northport, New York. Northport ran 7:48.28 for US No. 11, followed closely by the guys from Saint Anthony's who ran 7:49.77 for the new US No. 14 time. (VIDEO)

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