Oregon Project Members Cain, Rupp set ARs at BU

By David Monti, @d9monti

(c) 2014 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved
(Used with permission)

— Mary Cain and Galen Rupp set significant records tonight at the
Boston University Multi-Team Meet in Boston while coach Alberto Salazar
looked on.
(Galen Rupp photo at BU by Kevin Morris)

In the women’s 1000m, the 17 year-old Cain from
Bronxville, N.Y., clocked a new world indoor junior record of 2:39.25.
The previous mark of 2:40.1 was set by American Diana Richburg in New
London, Conn., back in 1982. Cain just edged Nike Oregon Project
teammate and USA 1500m champion Treniere Moser, who clocked 2:39.32, a
personal best.

Cain now holds USA junior indoor records for
1000m, 1500m (4:11.72), mile (4:28.25), 3000m (9:04.51), and two miles
(9:38.68). Should she break 2:01.8 for 800m later this indoor season
–she is running that event at the NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 15– she
will have all the American indoor junior records from 800m to two miles.

tonight, Galen Rupp broke Lopez Lomong’s American indoor 5000m record,
clocking 13:01.26. Lomong’s mark of 13:07.00 was set at New York’s
Armory last March. Rupp’s time is also a USA all-comer’s record.
Kenya’s Sam Chelanga finished second in 13:04.35, a personal best,
followed by Rupp’s Canadian training partner, Cam Levins, who ran
13:19.16. That mark broke Jason Bunston’s 1997 Canadian record of
13:25.87. Ruben Sanca, who represents the Cape Verde Islands, but lives
in Lowell, Mass., broke his own national record, clocking 13:39.26.

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