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Mary Cain, Bronxville

Bronxville (N.Y.) junior Mary Cain, now running unattached, continues to dazzle the world of distance running.

Though she finished only third - competing against older runners - she set two national indoor high school records on Saturday while competing in the prestigious New Balance Games at the Armory in New York City.

Milesplit reported that Cain ran the Elite Mile in a sizzling 4:32.78 to take down the previous record of 4:38.5 by Debbie Heald in 1972. Her time also was under the national outdoor record of 4:35.24, which was set by Polly Plumer in 1982. Along the way she also was credited with a national record time of 4:16.11 for 1500 meters.

Earlier this year Cain ran 3,000 meters in 9:02.10 in Seattle, Wash., It would have been a national record had it been run on a regulation track.

St. Benedict's Prep (Newark, N.J.) senior superstar Edward Cheserek won the boys invitational mile in 4:10.92. He finished with a strong 2:00.9 clocking over the final 800 meters.