Katelyn Tuohy drops a 16:21 to shatter the Holmdel Park course record!pic.twitter.com/hsquxrzzKJ
— FloTrack (@FloTrack) October 6, 2018
Katelyn Tuohy, 16, continues her high school cross-country dominance with a win on Saturday at the New Balance Shore Coaches Invitational in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Tuohy broke the course record by over a minute completing the 5,000m race in 16:21. This run comes two weeks removed from her performance in Rhode Island where she set what is believed to be the American national high school girls cross-country record running 16:06.87 for 5K, which is the standard distance for her age group. She was named the USATF athlete of the week following her performance in Rhode Island.
Katelyn Tuohy would have finished 17th overall with her 16:21 for the entire day in the boys merge! Insane! Lucky to witness history. pic.twitter.com/BSfp9fL3RA
— Coach Silvestri (@MHSNXC_Track) October 7, 2018
Her run at the Shore Invitational was so dominant that it would’ve placed her within the top five of each of the men’s varsity races.
Tuohy’s 16:21 is suggested to be comparable to Edward Cheserek’s boy’s course record. Cheserek went on to become one of the greatest NCAA distance runners of all time, finishing his career at the University of Oregon with an unprecedented 17 NCAA titles.
Katelyn Tuohy. 9:47.88. 3200m National Record. pic.twitter.com/1AYWhh5sJy
— MileSplit US (@milesplit) May 13, 2018
The grade 11 student’s amazing cross-country season follows equally dominant indoor and outdoor track seasons. Tuohy ran an indoor national record for her age division in the 5,000m finishing in 15:37.12. Outdoors, the runner also ran a 3,200m high school national record finishing in 9:47.88.