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Katelyn Tuohy Destroys Meet And Course Record At Ocean State, And Runs The Fastest 5K Nationally ...Ever

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The North Rockland (NY) High School junior finally let loose for a full effort on Saturday.

The end result?

Not only did Katelyn Tuohy come away with a meet and course record, winning the Ocean State Invitational in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in a ridiculous time of 16:06.87, but she also set the nation's top 5K cross country effort on grass all-time, surpassing Katie Rainsberger's 16:23.40 from 2015--this is based on our record books, which date back to 2000. 

Tuohy's effort was speed rated at 176, which isn't the top mark all-time. But hey, patience. Currently, the top speeding rating all-time is owned by Amber Trotter, whose effort in 2001 (below) was the second fastest 5K ever recorded for a high school girl (until today). 

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All-Time List

Tuohy's Red Raiders, meanwhile, won the elite girls meet with 61 points, while teammate
Haleigh Morales ran well behind her, finishing fourth overall in 18:30.59.

Portsmouth's Elizabeth Sullivan was second overall in 18:21.53. 

Not only was the run Tuohy's best of 2018, but it's the fastest outdoor cross country 5K of her career and 38 seconds faster than her winning time from Nike Cross Nationals in December of last year. 

Tuohy also cleared the course record at Goddard Park East, though it was on one of two course layouts--which meant she didn't surpass Katherine Lee's16:45.45 at Goddard Park East from the Brown Northeast Invitational in 2016. 

While the course typically plays fast, Tuohy said the conditions on Saturday were wet, which meant she needed to be careful on muddy ground and sand. 

She told MileSplit afterward that in a best case scenario she believed she would have broken 16 minutes. 

Tuohy's next big meet will take place on October 6 at the New Balance Shore Coaches Invitational in New Jersey. 

1 #3811 Katelyn Tuohy North Rockland16:06.87
2 #4212 Elizabeth Sullivan Portsmouth18:21.53
3 #4197 Nicole Vanasse Pingry18:23.98
4 #3807 Haleigh Morales North Rockland18:30.59
5 #4408 Raymond Kylie Somers18:38.12
6 #1935 Caroline Livingsto Barrington18:56.26
7 #4206 Olive Allen Portsmouth18:57.48
8 #3242 Danna Ofek Lexington19:50.86
9 #3810 Catherine Ruffino North Rockland20:10.93
10 #3745 Lily Nunnery North Kingstown20:15.27