Brie Oakley Is The Fastest Prep Two Miler Not Named Mary Cain

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Brie Oakley is now the fastest high school two miler not named Mary Cain, thanks to a 9:51.35 meet record win at the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on Saturday afternoon.

Her time will stand as the new national high school record for the outdoor two mile, as Cain's 9:38.68 is from the 2013 indoor season. Oakley broke the outdoor national record and meet record of 9:53.54 previously held by Bethan Knights, her future teammate at Cal-Berkeley.

The highly anticipated race was a rematch of the Arcadia Invitational between Grandview, Colorado senior Oakley, the NXN champion, and Malibu, California sophomore Claudia Lane, the Foot Locker Nationals champion. At Arcadia, Lane beat out the Cal commit, 9:57.52 to 9:57.59. Today, the two battled through the mile together in 4:55 before Oakley surged away to win by 10 seconds. Lane would finish second in 10:01.18. 

The effort was a five-second PB from the indoor season, when Oakley ran 9:56.06, No. 3 all-time indoors, to win New Balance Nationals. The run was two days after setting the national high school record for the 5K in 15:55.75. 

Upstart freshman London Culbreath of McKinney North, Texas ran an impressive 10:04.73 for third place, a new national record for ninth graders. Her time converts to 9:20.1 for 3K, which outpaces Jordan Hasay's national freshman records of 9:26.32 for 3K and 10:07.56 for 3200m from 2006. 

It should be noted that Oakley's two mile converts to 9:07 for 3K, which would rank No. 4 on the all-time list behind Alexa Efraimson (9:00.16), Katie Rainsberger (9:00.62) and Cain (9:02.1), though both Efraimson and Cain's marks are from the indoor season.

Matthew Centrowitz Moving To D.C., Still With Nike Oregon Project


Matthew Centrowitz announced on Instagram that he is still with the Nike Oregon Project, but has relocated back to the Washington, D.C. area. The 2016 Olympic champion in the 1500m attended Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Maryland. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Oregon and remained in Oregon for his professional career. 

All The Best Things That Happened In The NCAA This Weekend

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Three collegiate records highlighted NCAA action this weekend, as UTEP sophomore Michael Saruni, Texas Tech junior Vincent Crisp, and Georgia senior Keturah Orji set standards in their respective events.

Keturah Orji Breaks American, Collegiate Indoor Record For Triple Jump

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Georgia's Keturah Orji broke her own American and NCAA indoor records in the triple jump on Saturday with a leap of 14.53m/47-8 at the Clemson Invitational.

Katelyn Tuohy Shatters Mary Cain's National High School Record For 5K


North Rockland High School, New York, sophomore Katelyn Tuohy ran the fastest 5K ever for a high school girl — indoors or outdoors — today with her winning time of 15:37.12 at the VA Showcase in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Christian Coleman Crushes 60m World Record In His Season Opener


Today, in his first meet of the year, Christian Coleman set the bar for his season incredibly high and put the world on notice. 

Vincent Crisp Runs Fastest Collegiate Time Ever For 600 Yards

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Texas Tech junior Vincent Crisp posted the fastest indoor collegiate mark of all time over 600 yards on Friday. Competing at the Texas Tech Red Raider Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, Crisp ran 1:08.16 and held off TCU’s Derrick Mokaleng, who ran 1:08.18.

Michael Saruni Runs World-Best In Indoor 600m

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On Friday night, Michael Saruni continued his hot start to 2018. The UTEP sophomore ran a world-best time of 1:14.79 in the 600m at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational in Albuquerque.  

Austin, Texas, Chasing History With Olympic Trials Bid


Austin, Texas, has hosted the NCAA track and field championships and currently stages one of the largest track meets of the calendar, the Texas Relays. The city has a robust road racing scene, bolstered by the presence of elite athletes and high-level training groups. But Austin has never hosted a USA track and field championship event — not for any distance on the roads, cross country or track and field. And certainly not the Olympic Trials. 

Justin Gatlin Switches Coaches After Investigation Uncovers Doping Scandal


Justin Gatlin has officially begun his career after Dennis Mitchell. Reuters reported on Friday that Gatlin is being coached by Brooks Johnson in Orlando, Florida. Gatlin fired Mitchell in December after Mitchell was implicated in a doping sting facilitated by the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph. 

Robert Kigen, Felix Kandie Headline Napoli City Half Marathon


Nobert Kigen and Felix Kandie of Kenya headline a men’s pro field aiming for a sub-60 minute performance at the fifth Napoli City Half Marathon in Naples, Italy.