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May 17, 2013

By Brett Hoover, Armory Track

Don't leave Mary Cain alone with your records. She is sure to shatter them.

Tonight at the Oxy High Performance meet in Los Angeles, the 17-year-old had her most stunning moment yet. And that is no easy task.
Running with a group of professionals, Cain went from seventh to third in the last 300 meters of the 1500-meter run to finish in 4:04.62, which meets the A standard for inclusion in the IAAF World Championships in Moscow later this summer.

But first she will need a top-three finish at the USA National Championships in Des Moines next month (June 20-23).

Cain's performance took more than six seconds off her own national high school record of 4:10.77, which she set at the Drake Relays last month. It also crushed Suzy Hamilton's 26-year-old American Junior Record of 4:09.10, which she set as a University of Wisconsin freshman. 

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