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Mary Cain

Mary Cain

Event: Distance
Height: 5-7
Weight: 111
PR: 800m - 1:59.51 (2013); 1500m – 4:04.62 (2013)
Born: 05/03/1996
Current Residence: Bronxville, N.Y.
Hometown: Bronxville, N.Y.
High School: Bronxville (N.Y.) H.S. '14
College:
Coach: Alberto Salazar
Agent:
Sponsor: Nike
Club: Nike Oregon Project
USA Championships
2014 USA Outdoor 1500m runner-up (4:06.34)
2014 USA Indoor 1500m champion (4:07.05)
2013 USA Indoor mile champion (5:05.68)
2013 USA Outdoor 1500m runner-up (4:28.76)
2012 USA Junior 1500m champion (4:14.74)
2011 USA Junior 1500m runner-up (4:23.59)

Awards and Honors
World junior 2 mile indoor record holder
Four-time indoor high school record holder – 1500m, mile, 3,000m, 2 mile
Four-time indoor American junior record holder – 1500m, mile, 3,000m, 2 mile
Two-time outdoor high school record holder - 800m, 1500m
Two-time outdoor American junior record holder - 800m, 1500m

About Mary
Mary Cain has achieved a lifetime of track accolades at only 17-years-old. Cain first burst onto the national scene in 2012 as she climbed up the all-time lists and set a Penn Relays record, USA Junior record and earned a spot to compete in the Olympic Trials. In the fall of 2012 Cain began training under coach Alberto Salazar and competing independently of her high school. Cain demolished the record books during the 2013 indoor season with three races that set six indoor records. During the 2013 outdoor season, Cain set five records in three races and went on to become the youngest ever runner in the final of the women's 1500m at the World Championships, where she went on to finish 10th. Cain has continued her success into the 2014 season, winning the 1,500m national title at USA Indoors. Cain was a competitive swimmer for several years before focusing solely on track in the ninth grade.
Results
2014:
4th at adidas Grand Prix 800m (2:01.67); 2nd at USA Outdoor (4:06.34)
2013: 10th at World Outdoors 1500m (4:07.19); 5th at London 1500m (4:09.77); 2nd at USA Outdoors 1500m (4:28.76); 6th at Portland 5,000m (15:45.46); 5th at Pre Classic 800m (1:59.51); 2nd at USATF Oxy HP 1500m (4:04.62); 6th at Drake Relays 1500m (4:10.77); 1st at USA Indoors mile (5:05.68); 2nd at Millrose Games mile (4:28.25); 3rd at New Balance Grand Prix 2 mile (9:38.68); 3rd at New Balance Games Mile (4:32.78), split (4:16.11) in 1500m; 1st at UW Indoor Preview 3,000m (9:02.10)
2012: 6th at World Juniors 1500m (4:11.01); 5th in heat of 800m at Olympic Trials (2:04.11); 1st at USA Juniors 1500m (4:14.74); 1st at NY State Championship 1500m (4:19.78); 1st at Penn Relays mile (4:39.28); 4th at Millrose Games Mile (4:52.19)
2011: 2nd at USA Juniors 1500m (4:23.59); 1st at NY State Championship 1500m (4:17.84)

USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2014:
Indoor Bests - 500m, 1:12.43, 800m, 2:08.51, 1000m, 2:35.80, 1500m, 4:07.05, Mile, 4:24.11; Outdoor Bests - 800m, 2:01.67, 1500m, 4:06.34, 3000m, 9:15.81
2013: Indoor Bests - 1500m, 4:11.72 (No. 1 in the USA); Mile, 4:28.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the World); 3000m, 9:04.51 (No. 4 in the USA); 2 Mile, 9.38.86 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the World); Outdoor Bests - 800m, 1:59.51 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 21 in the World, ranked No. 7 in the USA by T&FN); 1500m, 4:04.62 (No. 7 in the USA, No. 27 in the World, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN); 3000m, 9:02.10 (No. 14 in the USA); 5000m, 15:45.46 (No. 32 in the USA)
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