Lauren Harris Breaks Own 1 Mile Race Walk Record

3/15/2017
 
Photo Credit: Mary Ann Magnant

3/11/17 - New York, NY - Walk-USA's Lauren Harris opened the second day of New Balance Indoor Nationals by breaking her own national record in the mile race walk with a 6:53.44. At the same meet last year, Lauren became the first girl ever to break 7 minutes in the mile. Her indoor mark last year was 6:57.36. The new indoor record falls just short of Lauren's outdoor best of 6:52.23, set at New Balance Nationals last year.

After placing seventh and eighth, respectively, at NBIN, Kayla Torres and Tara Mandel took home gold and silver at the Hershey Youth Indoor Championship on Staten Island, Sunday, March 12. Kayla's 15:15.72 performance in the 3,000m race walk was a meet record. Tara finished the race in 15:37.79.

Full results of the NBIN race:

The Armory HS Sports Foundation - Site License 
   2017 New Balance Nationals Indoor - 3/10/2017 to 3/12/2017   
                New Balance Track & Field Center                
            at The New Balance Armory, New York, NY             
 
Event 46  Girls 1 Mile Race Walk Championship
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 Lauren Harris is National and Meet Record Holder               
Ntl,Meet,Arm: N 6:57.36  3/12/2016   Lauren Harris, Sachem E,Rnk
    Freshman: F 7:24.67  3/15/1998   Lisa Kutzing, Port Jefferso
   Sophomore: O 7:17.24  1992        Melissa Baker, ShorehamWR, 
      Junior: J 6:57.36  3/12/2016   Lauren Harris, Sachem E,Rnk
      Senior: S 7:00.33  3/14/2015   Ashleigh Resch, Beavercreek
    Name                    Year School                  Finals 
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Finals                                                          
  1 Lauren Harris             17 Holtsville, NY         6:53.44N
   6:22.436 (6:22.436)                                          
  2 Taylor Ewert              20 Beavercreek, OH        7:06.32O
   6:37.804 (6:37.804)                                          
  3 Amelia Cuomo              17 Brewster, NY           7:08.65O
   6:38.376 (6:38.376)                                          
  4 Ariana Cagnina            17 Holbrook, NY           7:18.32F
   6:49.815 (6:49.815)                                          
  5 Kayla Allen               17 Lewiston, ME           7:18.52F
   6:49.981 (6:49.981)                                          
  6 Sydney Sirois             17 Greene, ME             7:19.35F
   6:50.675 (6:50.675)                                          
  7 Kayla Torres              17 Sayville, NY           7:32.35 
   7:03.416 (7:03.416)                                          
  8 Tara Mandel               17 Farmingdale, NY        7:33.93 
   7:03.348 (7:03.348)                                          
  9 Katherine Byrnes          17 West Nyack, NY         7:43.80 
   7:09.552 (7:09.552)                                          
 10 Nayeli Cisneros           17 Chicago, IL            7:46.49 
   7:15.040 (7:15.040)                                          
 11 Chelsea Benedict          18 Farmingville, NY       7:47.70 
   7:19.774 (7:19.774)                                          
 12 Sophie Riegel             19 Hewlett, NY            7:49.05 
   7:21.155 (7:21.155)                                          
 13 Audrey Fox                18 New Rochelle, NY, N    7:50.98 
   7:19.111 (7:19.111)                                          
 14 Emma Mason                17 Painted Post, NY       7:53.46 
   7:21.040 (7:21.040)                                          
 15 Kelsey Jordan             17 Westhampton, NY        7:59.12 
   7:21.379 (7:21.379)                                          
 16 Margaret Atwood           18 Holtsville, NY         8:06.56 
   7:33.396 (7:33.396)