By Johanna Gretschel - FloTrack
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North Rockland (NY) sophomore Katelyn Tuohy shattered the national high school record for the outdoor mile in 4:33.87 at New Balance Nationals Outdoor in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Sunday.
Her splits were 67.24, 69.09 (2:16.32 at 800m), 69.28 (3:25.60 at 1200m) and about 68 for the closing lap; she passed through 1500m in 4:15.07.
The previous outdoor mile record was last broken in 2014, when Alexa Efraimson ran 4:34.89.
The NBNO meet record was 4:36.95, set by Sarah Bowman in 2005.
But conversely, the national indoor record is faster, as Mary Cain clocked 4:28.25 at the 2013 Millrose Games as a junior at Bronxville High School. Cain also ran 4:24.11 as a senior in high school after turning pro--that does not count in the record books.
On Sunday, Tuohy won the race by an astounding 16 seconds. Grace Connolly ran 4:49.34 for runner-up honors.
The national record is Tuohy's third record-setting mark this year; she also set the outdoor 3200m record in 9:51.29 and the indoor 5K record in 15:37.12.