All-Americans Wanted In NB Nationals Boys 800

Current US#2, John Lewis, will get another crack at fellow Pennsylvanian Sam Ritz. Ritz, headed to Columbia in the fall, got the best of Lewis at the John Hay Memorial, defeating the Cheltenham senior by two tenths of a second. While Ritz can claim the victory in that race, Lewis is one of only two high schoolers under the 1:50 barrier this season. The future Clemson Tiger was less than a second from cracking into the top ten all-time list when he ran 1:48.72 at the PIAA State Meet, setting a state record for the event.

Not to be overlooked is the New Balance Indoor Champ, Brian Bell from Dunbar, Ohio. The OH State Champ is undefeated in the half mile ever since he was 8th at 2014 New Balance Outdoors.

Myles Marshall will look to come up big yet again this year after running 1:49.24 to place second in this event a year ago. The Kingwood senior has the fastest PR in the field, 1:48.43, a time in which he qualified for the IAAF Junior Championship. While 1:51.88 is hardly considered a down year, Marshall will need to replicate his junior performances if he wants to take the number spot this time around.

Take a look below at the US Top 50 ranked athletes who will be competing in the championship Boys 800 meter run at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor based on the entry list as of June 10th. Register and find more information on the New Balance Nationals here.

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US Top 50 Ranked In New Balance Nationals Boys 800m (as of 6/10)
Full Rankings

RANK TIME ATHLETE/TEAM GRADE MEET DATEPLACE
2 1:48.72

JOHN LEWIS

PA Cheltenham

2015

PIAA T&F State Championships1st

5 1:50.56

ELIJAH INUWA

NC Central Academy of Technology

2015

NCRunners/SCRunners Elite Tune-Up2nd

7 1:50.72

SAM RITZ

PA Germantown Academy

2015

The 10th Annual John Hay Memorial Pennsylvania Distance Festival1st

10 1:50.80

LUCAS TRAPP

MN Elk River High School

2016

Minnesota State Track and Field Meet1st

14 1:51.04

BRIAN BELL

OH Dunbar

2015

Mansfield Mehock Relays1st

16 1:51.08

MARC RIENAS

NJ Northern Valley HS - Old Tappan

2015

NJSIAA State Meet Of Champions2nd

17 1:51.16

FRANK HAYES

OH Sylvania Southview

2016

OHSAA State Track and Field Championship1st

20 1:51.27

TAYVON BURRIS

VA Bayside High School

2015

VHSL Group 5A/6A State Outdoor T&F Championships1st

32 1:51.66

HAZEM MIAWAD

NJ Old Bridge HS

2015

NJSIAA State Meet Of Champions3rd

34 1:51.80

TY MOSS

IL Neuqua Valley High School

2015

IHSA Boys State Track & Field Championship1st

39 1:51.88

MYLES MARSHALL

TX Kingwood High School

2015

District 15-16 Area Meet 6A1st

44 1:52.05

SIMPSON TANNER

TN University School of Nashville

2015

Music City Distance Carnival2nd

46 1:52.07

BEN BOSWELL

DE Tatnall

2015

10th Nike Henderson Track & Field Invitational2nd


Current Entries (as of 6/10):

Event 7  Boys 800 Meter Run Championship
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Sunday 6/21/2015 - 1:45 PM
 Donavan Brazier is defending champion
    National:  1:46.45  5/31/1996   Mike Granville, Bell Gardens, CA           
        Meet:  1:48.01  6/16/2013   John Crossley, W Carteret,Mrhd C,NC        
    Freshman:  1:51.03  6/12/1993   Mike Granville, Bell Gardens, CA           
   Sophomore:  1:48.98  5/14/1994   Mike Granville, Bell Gardens, CA           
      Junior:  1:47.68  6/21/2008   Elijah Greer, Lake Oswego, OR              
      Senior:  1:46.45  5/31/1996   Mike Granville, Bell Gardens, CA           
     Name                        Year School                                
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  1  Asselmeyer, James             15 Poughquag, NY               
  2  Barnes, Devin                 15 richmond, VA                
  3  Bartlett, Avery               15 Tallahassee, FL             
  4  Bell, Brian                   15 Dayton, OH                  
  5  Boswell, Ben                  15 Wilmington, DE              
  6  Burris, Tayvon                15 Virginia Beach,             
  7  Crisp, Vincent                15 Charlotte, NC               
  8  Dillon, Shane                 15 Winnipeg, MB                
  9  Dixon, Devin                  16 McDonough, GA               
 10  Gauthier, Drake               15 Flint, MI                   
 11  Germanakos, Luke              15 Lynbrook, NY                
 12  Grady, Michael                15 East Meadow, NY             
 13  Groos, Dylan                  15 Nashville, TN               
 14  Hall, Willie                  16 Davis, CA                   
 15  Hampton, Jeramey              15 Suwanee, GA                 
 16  Hayes, Frank                  16 Toledo, OH                  
 17  Inuwa, Elijah                 15 Waxhaw, NC                  
 18  Lewis, John                   15 Cheltenham, PA              
 19  Luongo, Joe                   15 Danvers, MA                 
 20  Maguire, Alexander            15 Fairfax, VA                 
 21  Marshall, Myles               15 Kingwood, TX                
 22  Miawad, Hazem                 15 Old Bridge, NJ              
 23  Moss, Ty                      15 Plainfield, IL              
 24  Rainey, Matthew               15 Brentwood, TN               
 25  Retzlaff, Zackary             15 Pueblo West, CO             
 26  Rienas, Marc                  15 Old Tappan, NJ              
 27  Ritz, Sam                     15 rydal, PA                   
 28  Robinson, Tyson               15 Chesapeake, VA              
 29  Rowe, Collin                  15 Clifton park, NY            
 30  Rowe, Kenneth                 16 Cockeysville, MD            
 31  Short, Christopher            15 Williamsburg, VA            
 32  Tanner, Simpson               15 Nashville, TN               
 33  Trapp, Lucas                     Elk River, MN               
 34  Wisner, Matt                  16 Carlisle, PA                
 35  Wright, Christian             16 elizabethtown, K
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