State Meet Preview -Boys 800m All Divisions

 

Event  506   Boys 800 Meter Run 5A
            Name                               School                         Seed Time
       1    Hernandez, Efrain                  Killeen Ellison                  1:53.06
       2    Ford, Robert                       San Antonio Johnson              1:53.60
       3    Gutierrez, Derek                   Keller                           1:53.91
       4    Shelton, Daniel                    Galena Park North Shore          1:53.95
       5    Marshall, Myles                    Humble Kingwood                  1:53.98
       6    Cazares, Ian                       Houston Cypress Lakes            1:54.55
       7    Laverty, Cameron                   EL Paso Americas                 1:54.80
       8    Munoz, Victor                      P S J A Memorial                 1:54.81
       9    Pott, Andrew                       Dallas Jesuit                    1:55.67
 

PREVIEW:

I am very excited about this showdown. Efrain Hernandez has the fastest time of the regionals. He ran a 1:53.06 to win his Region. Robert Ford has been stellar all year having a season best time of 1:52.14. Robert placed third in this race last year. Myles Marshall ran a 1:51.53 to his credit as a PR and is the defending state champion. I can't leave out Derek Gutierrez from Keller who ran a 1:53.91 this year. Andrew Pott also has a 1:53 800 on his resume. Fireworks

TXRUNNING PREDICTIONS:

  1. Marshall, Myles
  2. Ford, Robert
  3. Hernandez, Efrain

 Event  406   Boys 800 Meter Run 4A
            Name                               School                         Seed Time
       1    Moore, Jeffrey                     Carrollton Smith                 1:53.46
       2    Ellison, Jaqwae'                   Georgetown                       1:54.40
       3    Johnson, Michael                   San Elizario                     1:54.44
       4    Solis, Francisco                   Corpus Christi Miller            1:55.09
       5    Villalpondo, Esteban               Buda Hays                        1:55.17
       6    Perez, Tony                        Denton Guyer                     1:55.40
       7    Quintero, Jorge                    El Paso Burges                   1:55.67
       8    Martinez, Steeven                  Mesquite Poteet                  1:56.13
       9    Lecesne, Josh                      Summer Creek                     1:56.34
 

PREVIEW:

Jeffrey Moore is the clear favorite. He owns the fastest regional time and  he has the fastest season best of 1:51.97. He has been popping fast times all season long in both the 800 adn 1600. It should be interesting on how Eillison, Johnson, and Solis does. Johnson was the runner-up last year.

TXRUNNING PREDICTIONS:

  1. Moore, Jeffrey
  2. Johnson, Michael
  3. Ellison, Jaqwae' 

 Event  306   Boys 800 Meter Run 3A
            Name                               School                         Seed Time
       1    Kerley, Mylik                      Taylor                           1:57.09
       2    Evans, Dylan                       Kaufman                          1:58.20
       3    Rivera, Brandon                    Decatur                          1:58.46
       4    Valencia, Pierre                   Dalhart                          1:59.15
       5    Lobley, Emory                      Dalhart                          1:59.41
       6    Johnson, Caleb                     Levelland                        1:59.58
       7    Matlock, Jeremy                    Carthage                         1:59.59
       8    Lunn, Joseph                       La Feria                         1:59.92
       9    Studebaker, Samuel                 Fredericksburg                   2:00.45
 

 

PREVIEW:

Mylik Kerley from Taylor has the fastest time of the regional meets in a 1:57.09. Brandon Rivera has the fastest season best time of 1:56.31.

TXRUNNING PREDICTIONS:

  1. Rivera, Brandon
  2. Kerley, Mylik 
  3. Evans, Dylan

 

Event  206   Boys 800 Meter Run 2A
            Name                               School                         Seed Time
       1    Garza, Daniel                      East Bernard                     1:57.20
       2    Maraggia, William                  Vanderbilt Industrial            1:57.25
       3    Hammonds, Cody                     Warren                           1:58.43
       4    Reyes, Elvis                       Wallis Brazos                    1:58.71
       5    Hemphill, Trevor                   Lone Oak                         1:59.21
       6    Butts, Guy                         Whitesboro                       1:59.63
       7    Sandoval, Esuebio                  Bangs                            2:01.77
       8    Moody, Olin                        Crawford                         2:01.87
       9    Pacino, Andrew                     Boys Ranch                       2:02.40
 

PREVIEW:

Guy Butts is the only guy coming in this race was a sub 1:57 PR running a 1:56.91 in his area meet. Daniel Garza from East Bernard has the fastest time in all regionals.

TXRUNNING PREDICTIONS:

  1. Garza, Daniel
  2. Butts, Guy
  3. Hammonds, Cody
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