1. Cain runs fastest high school 3,000-meter time in history
2. Rollins sets collegiate 60m hurdles record at Tiger Challenge
3. Former track stars Jones, Holliday shine in NFL playoffs
4. Canaday, Yates claim 100 km Trail Championships
Cain runs fastest high school 3,000-meter time ever
Mary Cain turned heads Saturday in posting the fastest 3,000-meter time ever run by a high school girl with her time of 9:02.10 to win the Dempsey Indoor, held at the University of Washington.
Cain, who is a junior at Bronxville High School in New York and is coached remotely by Alberto Salazar, bettered a field that included collegiate and professional runners. Her time is more than 15 seconds faster than the indoor high school record of 9:17.7, set in 1991 by Melody Fairchild. It is also well under the fastest ever girls outdoor time of 9:08.6, which was run by Lynn Bjorklund in 1975. Cain’s run on Saturday came on an oversized 307-meter track, which may prevent it from being officially ratified for record purposes.
Cain, who began working with Salazar in October of 2012, holds the American high school record for 1,500m of 4:11.01, which she set in July at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Cain will be on the track at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on February 2 as she competes in the 2-mile at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix. The meet is the first stop on the indoor USA Track & Field Championship Series.
Rollins sets collegiate 60m hurdles record at Tiger Challenge
Clemson University junior Brianna Rollins established the American collegiate record Friday in the 60-meter hurdles with her winning time of 7.78 at the Tiger Challenge.
The time, which was a personal best for Rollins by .15 seconds, bettered former University of Southern California and two-time USA Outdoor champion Ginnie Powell, who ran 7.84 in 2006. Rollins previous best of 7.93 she ran last year at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
The record was one of four indoor school records established Friday by Clemson that included Dezerea Bryant, who ran 7.19 in the 60m and 23.52 in the 200m and Torian Ware, who cleared a height of 2.26m/7-5 to set the school record in the high jump.
Former track and field standouts Jones, Holliday shine in NFL playoffs
Sprinting speed played a major role in Saturday’s National Football League AFC divisional playoff game between the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens as former track and field stars Jacoby Jones and Trindon Holliday each helped their teams in a big way.
Jones, the Ravens wide receiver, hauled in a 70-yard pass from quarterback Joe Flacco with :31 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime, where the Ravens eventually won 38-35 in double overtime. Jones first enrolled at Southern Louisiana University on a track and field scholarship. In his time competing at Southern Louisiana and at Land College, Jones recorded personal bests in the 100m of 10.28 and the 110m hurdles of 13.4. He most recently was on track & field radar screens when he won USATF’s “Super 60” race at the 2011 Millrose Games.
Holliday, the Broncos wide receiver/return specialist, set a pair of NFL playoff records with a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 104-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Each of the returns was the longest in NFL playoff history. While at LSU, Holliday recorded the fastest-ever time run in the 100m by a football player in 10.0. He won the NCAA Outdoor title in the 100m in 2009 and placed second in the event at the 2007 USA Outdoor Championships.
Jones and the Ravens will next take on the New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.
Canaday, Yates claim 100 km Trail Championships
Sage Canaday (Boulder, Colo.) claimed his first men’s ultra championship and set the course record while Michele Yates (Estes Park, Colo.) added another title to her resume Saturday during the USATF 100 km Trail Championships held in Bandera, Texas.
Canaday’s winning time of 8:13.49 bettered Dave Mackey’s course record of 8:16.48, which was set in 2011. Canaday’s victory came more than 40 minutes ahead of Mackey (Novato, Calif.), who won the masters competition for the second consecutive year in a time of 8:53.27.
Yates, who also won the 50-mile trail championships in 2011, recorded a winning time Saturday of 10:08.48. She finished ahead of Melanie Fryar (San Antonio, Texas), who placed second in a time of 10:17.30. Liza Howard (San Antonio, Texas), who was the defending champion in the race, placed fourth overall to claim the masters competition.
For more information on the USATF 100 km Trail Championships see www.usatf.org and more results can be found below.
1. Sage Canaday, 27, Boulder, Colo., 8:13.49
2. Dave Mackey, 43, Novato, Calif., 8:53.27
3. Paul Terranova, 39, Austin, Texas, 8:55.41
4. Erik Stanley, 27, Austin, Texas, 9:21:50
5. Gary Gellin, 44, Menlo Park, Calif., 9:27:41
6. Jeff Browning, 41, Bend, Ore., 9:37:52
7. Steven Moore, 45, Austin, Texas, 10:39:28
8. Loren Woheltz, 27, Albuquerque, N.M., 10:41:08
9. Von Jones, 44, Boerne, Texas, 11:06:36
10. Jack Pilla, 54, Charlotte, Vt., 11:07:02
1. Michele Yates, 30, Estes Park, Colo., 10:08.48
2. Melanie Fryar, 32, San Antonio, Texas, 10:17.30
3. Sabrina Little, 26, Waco, Texas, 11:00.03
4. Liza Howard, 40, San Antonio, Texas, 11:07.56
5. Sydney Pitt, 26, Austin, Texas, 12:19:42
6. Erica Baron, 41, Los Alamos, N.M., 12:21:11
7. Meghan Arbogast, 51, Corvallis, Ore., 12:23: 27
8. Shannon Meridith, 42, Colorado Springs, Colo., 12:33:45
9. Anabel Pearson, 42, Helotes, Texas, 13:21:4
10. Lee Conner, 39, Cleveland, Ohio, 14:36:39