Sammy Watson Obliterates 1K National Record By Three Seconds At USAs

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Sammy Watson capped her weekend at the USATF Indoor Championships in New Mexico by lowering her barely 24-hour old national high school record in the 1K from 2:43.18 to 2:40.72. The senior at Rush Henrietta High School in New York took fourth place in the championship final, which Charlene Lipsey won in 2:37.97.

Lauren Johnson was second in 2:38.33. Watson ran in third position through 800m, which she passed in 2:08.03, before being passed by Hannah Fields in the final 200m. Fields ran 2:40.18.

Watson's record splits for each 200m were: 30.8, 33.43, 32.19, 31.63 and 32.70.

Before yesterday, Sarah Brown neé Bowman held the record at 2:43.4 since 2005.

The 1K record is Watson's third national high school record of the year. She also broke the records for 600m (1:27.13) and 800m (2:01.78) this season.

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USA Olympian Paul McMullen Has Died

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Paul McMullen, the 1996 USA Olympic Team Trials 1500m champion who would run a lifetime best of 3:33.89 for that distance five years later, has died according to several people prominent in the track and field community in Michigan where McMullen, grew up, lived and attended college at Eastern Michigan University.  The cause of death was said to be a skiing accident which occurred in Northern Michigan, but no other details were yet available.  McMullen was 49.

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