6A Boys 800 Meter Recap: Joshua English Wins 1:50.95


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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.

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