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The 800m field was tightly bunched as they ran the first 200m in a solid 26 seconds. Senior Joshua English from The Woodlands led the pace and finished the first lap in 55 seconds. English, an Oklahoma State University commit continued to lead the remainder of the way and even started pushing the pace and increasing his lead. English would go on to win the race thanks mainly due to two 55 second laps (55.50 and 55.45) for a blistering time of 1:50.95.
The fight for the next two spots came down to the wire as Darius Rainey from Summer Creek and Isaac Barrera from Lewisville Hebron were neck and neck. It looked as if Rainey was going to go home with the third spot but as they approached the finish line he inched closer to Barrera. Barrera and Rainey were tripped up at the finish line in a photo finish. Rainey, one of four juniors in the race took second with a time of 1:52.28, also even splitting the race (56.08 and 56.40) while looking solid, controlled, and composed. Barrera, a University of Mississippi commit took third with a 1:52.56.
6A BOYS 800 METER RUN FINALS PLACE ATHLETE TEAM RESULT WIND H# 1 Joshua English 12 The Woodlands 1:50.95 1 2 Darius Rainey 11 Summer Creek 1:52.48 1 3 Isaac Barrera 12 Lewisville Hebron 1:52.56 1 4 Greyson Gravitt 12 Lewisville Marcus 1:53.94 1 5 R Rojas Betanzos 11 Katy Seven Lakes 1:54.29 1 6 Joseph Kelsey 12 Flower Mound 1:54.52 1 7 Will Powers 12 Austin High 1:55.93 1 8 Santos Flores 11 San Antonio Wagner 1:56.52 1 9 Kyle Easton 11 The Woodlands 1:59.16 1