Track and Field athlete Marie Kane '24 has been busy…breaking records! Marie finished off 2022 by setting three new school records with her impressive competition times.
On December 17, Marie set the Mercy record in the 300-meter dash at the Hall of Fame Coaches Invitational in New York City with a time of 41.88. Just two days later, she ran a 7.47 in the 55-meter dash.
“From about the moment she finished last year’s indoor season, Marie has been focused on pretty much one thing: getting better as both a track athlete and a leader for her team,” says Coach Matt Conyers. “I couldn’t be prouder of all the time and energy she has put into her own development these last 10 months or so.”
Marie explains her process, noting, “I spent my whole summer and fall training for this, and when I saw the times on the board, it meant everything to me--knowing that all my training was paying off.” Her streak continued; just 10 days after setting the record in the 55-meter dash, Marie was making Mercy history once again, breaking the record for the 400 meters in the race at the Armory, with a time of 1:01:09.
Coach Conyers attributes Marie’s success to her determination, hard work and perseverance. “Marie wasn’t happy with her sophomore season, and she made it clear that things were going to change. And they have in so many ways, from her preparation to her commitment to the process. She’s worked very hard to put herself among not only the best in program history, but in the state.”
Marie’s high standards are evident as she describes her future goals: “I am looking forward to running the 400 again, since I wasn’t happy with my time but still proud that I broke that record too. I am also looking forward to running the 200 at nationals.”
Marie will continue to compete with the support of her teammates and the entire Mercy community. “My favorite part about being on the team is being surrounded by so many supportive girls and being able to see my friends from different grade,” says Marie, before continuing, “and my favorite part about competing is feeling fast and winning.”
The previous record time in the 300-meter dash was set by Allison McCormick ’13. Katie Bruce ’04 previously held the record for the 55-meter dash and Julia Lelko ’25 held the record for the 400 meters.