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Mary Cain set a national record this weekend, but it will not stand.

Sensational junior Mary Cain of Bronxville (N.Y.) ran the fastest indoor 3,000-meter race in history over the weekend, but it can't count for a national record because the track was oversized, according to

Cain, who was running unattached, turned in a blistering time of 9 minutes, 2.1 seconds to win over older competitors during the University of Washington Preview in Seattle. It was her first meet after leaving her high school team in October so she could be coached by former great distance runner Alberto Salazar.

She did obliterate the national oversized track record, which was 9:25.7. But the records that still officially stand are 9:17.4 indoors by Melody Fairchild in 1991 and 9:08.6 outdoors by Lynn Bjorklund in 1975.

Stay tuned, because it's probably only a matter of time since she's still got two full years of track before she heads for college.