Cuffe breaks NYS 3200 record; Cain smashs freshman 3K state record

Cornwall senior Aisling Cuffe broke the New York State record in the 3,200 at the Loucks Games at White Plains Friday in 9:56.16. She topped a record set by Elmira-Notre Dame star Molly Huddle of 10:01.08. Cuffe's time is the fourth-fastest in U.S. history.


In Warwick, at the Friendship Invitational, Bronxville freshman phenom Mary Cain demolished the state freshman record in the 9:28.6. She broke a record set by Saratoga's Nicole Blood of 9:36.6 in 2003. Cain's time is the third-fastest in the country this season.

Zavon Watkins of Liverpool posted a state leader at the Loucks Games as well. He won the 800 meters in 1:50.64, the third-fastest time in the country this season. Claudia Francis of Cardozo won the girls race in 2:08.21, ranked fifth in the country. Rolyce Boston of Sheepshead Bay leaped to the top of the state ranking, winning the long jump in 24 feet, 3.25 inches. Nick Vena of Morristown, who leads the nation in the shot put, had five throws beyond 70 feet at the Loucks Games and finished with a new meet record at 70-11.50. Chad Noelle of Greene also clocked 8:56.02 to win the boys 3,200 at Loucks, good for the seventh-best time in the nation.