Track & Field Records Fell En Masse On Saturday

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This past Saturday in track and field brought records by the droves, from meets in Poland and France to the Armory in New York City and beyond. Mondo Duplantis’ pole vault world record clearly stood out, but the Millrose Games did its best to equal the excitement with a slew of national marks.

Here were the 10 most notable records set on Saturday:

Men’s Indoor Pole Vault World Record, Mondo Duplantis (6.17m)

- Toruń, Poland (Orlen Copernicus Cup)

- Previous Record: 6.16m (Renaud Lavillenie, 2014) 

Men’s Indoor Pole Vault American Record, Sam Kendricks (6.01m)

- Rouen, France (Perche Elite Tour)

- Previous Record: 6.00m (Jeff Hartwig, 2002)

Women’s Indoor Mile American Record, Elle Purrier (4:16.85)

- New York, New York (Millrose Games)

- Previous Record: 4:20.5 (Mary Slaney, 1982)

Women’s Indoor Mile German Record, Konstanze Klosterhalfen (4:17.26)

- New York, New York (Millrose Games)

-- Previous Record: 4:19.98 (Konstanze Klosterhalfen, 2019)

Women’s Indoor Mile British Record, Jemma Reekie (4:17.88)

- New York, New York (Millrose Games)

- Previous Record: 4:18.75 (Laura Muir, 2019)

Women’s Indoor Mile Canadian Record, Gabriela DeBues-Stafford (4:19.73)

- New York, New York (Millrose Games)

- Previous Record: 4:24.80 (Gabriela DeBues-Stafford, 2019)

Boys 3,000m U.S. High School Record, Nico Young (7:56.97)

- New York, New York (Millrose Games)

- Previous Record: 7:59.33 (Drew Hunter, 2016)

Men’s Indoor 800m American Record, Donavan Brazier (1:44.22)

- New York, New York (Millrose Games)

- Previous Record: Donavan Brazier (1:44.41, 2019)

Women’s Indoor 800m American Record, Ajee’ Wilson (1:58.29)

- New York, New York (Millrose Games)

- Previous Record: Ajee' Wilson (1:58.60, 2019)

Women’s 3,000m Flat Track World Record*, Jenny Simpson (8:51.49)

- Winston-Salem, North Carolina (Camel City Invitational)

*For 200m flat tracks.

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