Mary Cain wins BU Terrier Invitational Mile, misses world junior record

Mary Cain
Mary Cain wins the women Mile at BU Terrier Invitational

Boston, MA (Sporting Alert) — Mary Cain missed out at breaking the records she targeted on Friday, but the American wonder-teen still captured the women’s One Mile run at the Boston University Terrier Invitational in a very fast time.

Cain, who ran 4:24.11 to dominate the event, fell just .01 of a second short of the 4:24.10 World Junior record, which is owned by Ethiopian Kalkidan Gezahegne and set in Birmingham, UK, 2010.

The 17-year-old had also targeted Mary Slaney’s American record of 4:20.5, but fell well short of that landmark.

She, however, improved her own American junior mark of 4:28.25.

Dartmouth senior Abbey D’Agostino took second in 4:28.31, while the fading Jordan Hasay, a training partner of Cain, was pipped at the line for second and ran 4:28.37.

Event 11 Women 1 Mile Run Result – Main Section
Section 1
1 Cain, Mary Nike Oregon Project 4:24.11
2 DAgostino, Abbey Dartmouth 4:28.31
3 Hasay, Jordan Nike Oregon Project 4:28.37
4 Browning, Charlotte Ragged Mount 4:33.80
— Galligan, Rose-Anne Unat-Nike Or DNF
— Herrick, Stephanie Cptc New Balance DNF

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