Powell breaks MIHS 3,200-meter record

Mercer Island High School sophomore Owen Powell recently broke the school’s 37-year-old 3,200-meter record with a time of 9:11.09. Steffen Nelson set the previous record of 9:11.9 in 1986. Here, Nelson (left) is pictured winning the 1,600-meter run in 4:12.7 in 1986; he holds the school record with a mark of 4:11.2. Powell is pictured winning the two-mile Bellarmine Invite last September in 10:21.4. Nelson’s sister Missy holds the girls 1,600-meter record of 4:57. Courtesy photos