Noe sets top 2-mile time in the nation at Brooks PR
It's been just over two weeks since Bozeman High's Camila Noe won the 3,200 meter class AA state title. This past week in her final prep race the 2017 Montana Gatorade cross country runner of the year added to her legacy at the Brooks PR Invite in Seattle, WA.
Noe competed in the girls two-mile race on Friday against some of the top prep runners in the country.
Midway through the race a lead pack of runners emerged that would include Noe and then on the final lap with just about 200 meters left to go, Noe made her push to the front of the competition.
The Bozeman standout was unable to catch up with winner Taryn O'Neill as the Canadian won the event in 9:54.40. However Noe's second place time of 9:54.95 is not only a personal record but it's the best two-mile prep girls time recorded by an American this year.
"Once I passed the 600 (meters left) and I realized I had one more lap and I could see that I was still within the top three or top five," said Noe. "I was like you know what, this is my last race I'm just going to go for it and see what happens."
The two-mile is a less common race than the 3,200 meters, which is the event that Noe won at the class AA state meet less than three weeks ago in Great Falls. A rough conversion of Noe's two-mile time would place her top three in the nation for the 3,200 meters.