Brogan MacDougall broke a 34-year-old record on Sunday evening at the London Distance Series Finale, running a 9:08.25 3,000m to take the Canadian U20 record.
The London Distance Series Finale left a scorched track at TD tonight! The highlight was the W3000 with 5 athletes under the stadium record! @jastaehli @Physi_Kult won in 9:03.85PB, followed by Brogan MacDougall @Physi_Kult in an @AthleticsCanada U20 record of 9:08.25. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/aicWrgVuDF
— Endurance Odyssey (@EnduranceOdysse) July 8, 2019
MacDougall took the record from Brenda Shackleton, who ran a 9:12.39 back in 1985. Both the U20 3,000m and 5,000m Canadian records are now held by MacDougall sisters. Older sister Branna owns the 5,000m record at 15:48.80.
Brogan is coming off of an extremely impressive 2018 cross-country season, where she remained undefeated through the collegiate calendar. In the fall of 2018 she became the OUA champion, U Sports champion, U Sports rookie of the year and U Sports athlete of the year. Of her fall cross-country races MacDougall said, “It has been a dream of a season.” She then went on to represent Canada at the World Cross-Country Championships in March.
MacDougall’s teammate Julie-Anne Staehli also had a great run, taking the win, setting a new stadium record and running a four-second 3,000m personal best of 9:03.85.
Full results from the London Distance Series can be found here.