AAU JUNIOR OLYMPICS DAY 3 RECAP: Victor Jaimez-Solorio Sets 9-Year-Old 1,500m National Record

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The win was the Jaimez-Solorio's second win of the week, as he won the 800m run on Wednesday

ABOVE VIDEO: Day three of action at Satellite Beach High School started off strong with the 1,500m runs.  Victor Jaimez-Solorio set the tone for the day early, running a new national record in the 9-year-old boys 1,500m.

(MILESPLIT ) – Day three of action at Satellite Beach High School started off strong with the 1,500m runs.  Victor Jaimez-Solorio set the tone for the day early, running a new national record in the 9-year-old boys 1,500m.

The Apple Valley, California-native ran 4:42.97, breaking the old record of 4:57.47 held by Ramses Dukes of Detroit, Michigan, and of which was set back in 2001.

The win was the Jaimez-Solorio’s second win of the week, as he won the 800m run on Wednesday. He will also be competing in the 400m finals on Saturday, and there’s a good chance he could win that race, too; he comes in with the top seed time of 1:05.73.

Another big 1,500m race which set a new national record mark was the 14-year-old girls race. Ventura’s (CA) Sadie Engelhardt (above) edged out Allen’s (TX) Kailey Littlefield (4:35.51) in a wire-to-wire race.

Engelhardt clocked a 4:34.18, which broke Melissa Benner’s 34-year-old national record of 4:34.10. Engelhardt also won the 3,000m earlier this week in a time of10:05.34. California’s Tiffany Sax was third in 4:52.94.

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Sadie Engelhardt broke the 1,500m AAU national record for 14-year-olds on Friday. (Milesplit image)

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