McCulloch victorious in Washington

Shona McCulloch rebounded from her first OFSAA Track and Field loss last weekend with a resounding win over at the Brooks PR Invitational held in Renton, Washington. In her final high school competition of the season, the Longfields Davidson grade 11 student broke the 10 minute barrier for 2 miles, winning in 9:59.87.

McCulloch’s time is the second fastest among North American High School girls this year behind the 9 minute 56.85 second clocking from Weini Kelati, a 19 year old senior from Leesburg, Virginia.

En route to victory, McCulloch lowered her lifetime best in the 3000m to a scorching 9:21.61, nearly eight seconds ahead of the Canadian High School record set by Christie Konstanopolis at OFSAA. Shona has previously set the high school record this spring at the Penn Relays. It remains to be seen as to whether her time from the weekend will be ratified.

Next up for McCulloch will be the 3000m at this weekend’s Ontario Junior Championships before she attempts to qualify for the World Junior team at 5000m at next month’s Canadian Championships.

Watch the FloTrack broadcast of the full race here.

Listen to Shona talk about her race on MileSplit here