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.
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Not sure what’s more intense, leading the first 400m in the elite heat, running a 16:00:30, or watching Raptors lose by 1 point in game 5 🤔🏀😬 • • • I’m still a 16 minute 5K runner, but I was reminded that 3/10ths of a second don’t define you, and that a PB, no matter how big, is always worth celebrating. • • • The season’s still young, and the fire’s still hot, just taking it one game (race) at a time. Next up, 1500m Night this Sunday in my home city of London, ON. #teamnb #chasingsub16 #portlandtrackfestival . • • • Credit to my better half for taking these photos, and for shaving off 3 seconds from his 10,000!
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.