Katelyn Touhy stole the show at the Loucks Games with her double, 3200m win on Friday, and 1600m on Saturday. Her 3200m was a new National record, breaking a 22 year old high school record, set by Kim Mortenson.
Sophomore Katelyn Touhy, running only against the clock, after hitting the mile in 4:45.95, ran four more laps, by herself, not only breaking the meet record at the Glenn D. Loucks Games (May 11, 2018), but the 22 year old National High School record held by Kim Mortenson (9:48.59, 1996, Thousand Oaks, CA). Katelyn Touhy, who won the 2017 Nike NXN title after taking 13th as a freshman, has been rewriting the indoor and now, outdoor record books.
Running 71 second laps for four laps, the pace slowed to 75 second laps, but Katelyn Touhy, the finest sophomore in high school distance running, stayed focused and ran 9:47.88, with a fine 9:10.4 for 3000 meters en route.
The fine article, written on Milesplit (http://ny.milesplit.com/articles/240707-a-record-breaking-race-for-katelyn-touhy-at-the-loucks-games), has Kately Touhy expressing some disappointment over her final time. Her coach, Kyle Murphy, who expressed his pleasure with her run, also put her high standards in perspective.
Congrats Katelyn Touhy! Looking forward to seeing you race once again!