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

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

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.

The national high school record indoors was set just last year by current Cal freshman Brie Oakley in 15:55.75, though the overall 5K record has been held by Mary Cain at 15:45.46 since 2013.

Watch Katelyn Tuohy break the national record in the 5K:

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In


Tuohy has spent her first years of high school chasing down Cain's New York state class records, but this is the first performance that catapults her above the precocious talent who made the world 1500m final at 17 years old.

Like the 9:05 3K that saw her finish within a second of Cain's high school record mark, Tuohy started her 5K out fast — her first 1K was 3:03, on pace for a 15:15! — but slowed considerably as she went on and covered the second-to-last 1K in 3:11. Her 1600m splits were 4:54, 5:00, and 5:06.



“I went out a little fast and paid for it at the end,” Tuohy said after the race to Jim McGrath for MileStat.com. “But, no risk, no reward.”

She is the seventh high schooler to break 16 minutes for 5K, joining the aforementioned Cain and Oakley as well as Emily Sisson (15:48.91 HS PB), Cayla Hatton (15:50.32), Catilin Chock (15:52.88), Wesley Frazier (15:55.94), and Fiona O'Keeffe (15:56.84).

Next up for Tuohy is the Millrose Games High School Mile, where she hopes to break 4:40 in the mile for the first time.

True Crime Doc On Nike Racing Shoes Coming To Netflix

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Fans of Netflix’s true crime hit Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness have been captivated by the colorful characters, shady dealings and blood-thirsty nature of the big cat industry. The story of eccentric zookeeper Joe Exotic and his various animal associates has enthralled millions across the globe with its revelations of a murder-for-hire plot, copious polygamy, the rumor of a husband fed to a tiger and one dangling eyebrow piercing. 

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

A Possible Explanation For Britney Spears' "5.97 100m" Post

Last Thursday, Britney Spears of all people gave quarantined track fans some much needed entertainment: the 38-year-old Toxic singer (Toxic is the best Britney song, this isn’t up for debate) claimed, in a confusing and since-deleted Instagram post, that she ran 100 meters in 5.97 seconds.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

IOC Sets New Dates For The 2021 Olympics

null

Unlock this video, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

New dates have officially been set for the postponed Olympics. The 2021 Games will be held July 23-August 8, 2021.

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

How To Watch Track & Field During Quarantine This Week (3/30-4/05)

If you're as bummed out by all the COVID-19 cancelations as we are, you're in luck, because FloTrack is going to do something about it! FloTrack, and the entire FloSports network, have a plan to continue bringing high-quality, relevant and timely content to subscribers and fans while showcasing our incredible archive of live sporting event broadcasts.

Three More Diamond League Meetings Postponed

(c) 2020 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Rescheduling Olympic Games Like "A Huge Jigsaw Puzzle" Says Bach

It's like the classic question in physics: What happens when an unstoppable force collides with an immovable object?

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

Watch Matthew Boling's 10.20 100m

Matthew Boling's magnificent showing at the 2019 Texas Relays was a highlight of his incredible senior year. Here's his wind-aided 10.20 100m victory. 

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

The Very Abbreviated 2020 Track And Field Awards

Even without the Olympics, track and field in some form may still happen in 2020. But given how difficult containing the coronavirus has proven to be, that is not a guarantee even with several months before certain Diamond League meets are set to be contested. And now that the biggest event on the calendar has been postponed, many athletes may choose to throw in the towel on 2020 in order to preserve themselves for next year. As such, it is entirely possible we’ve seen the last of track and field this season.

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Track And Field On Hold: What Hurts The Most In A Lost Year

I miss track already. 

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In

30 Reasons Why The Treadmill Is The Worst

Although running outside is one of the few luxuries we still have in this era of social distancing, I imagine that many runners are being forced to dust off the treadmill when going outdoors isn't possible. 

Create a free account to unlock this article!

Get Started

Already a subscriber?  Log In