Run for Dylan: Denton Guyer's Brynn Brown sets a new state record with a gold medal in the 3,200-meter race
A clear favorite from the start, Denton Guyer's Brynn Brown was running for something bigger than herself— bigger than a state title— on Saturday. Brown was running for fallen teammate Dylan Dorrell who died in August from heart issues after a cross country workout with the team. With a motivating motto of "Run for Dylan" all season, Brown was able to push herself throughout the race.
Breaking her own state-meet record of 10:09.91, the North Carolina signee set a new state record in the UIL Class 6A 3,200-meter race with an incredible time of 9:58.77. The senior came up just about ten seconds short of the national record of 9:47.88 set by Katelyn Tuohy in 2018.
BREAKING: Denton Guyer star Brynn Brown sets the new Class 6A and #UILState record by running the 3200-meter race in 9:58.77 | The old record was. 10:09.91 ... set by Brown in 2019. @TXMileSplit@DentonGuyerFB@GuyerGirlsTrack@GuyerBoysTrack@GuyerVolleyball@disdathleticspic.twitter.com/OBVX31Ttql
— VYPE DFW (@VYPEDFW) May 8, 2021
With her gold medal on Saturday, Brown will head into college with four state titles under her belt. Brown has two gold medals in the 3,200-meter race, one in the 1,600-meter race, and one in cross country.