Sammy Watson Drops US No. 3 All-Time 800 In Boston


Sammy Watson isn't finished as a high schooler yet. 

The Rush Henrietta (NY) High senior and Texas A&M University signee dropped a US No. 3 all-time high school performance in the 800m at the Adidas Boost Boston Games on Friday, going 2:00.78. 

It marks a nearly one second improvement from her most recent competition last week at the Prefontaine Classic, when she recorded a time of 2:01.47. 

In Boston, Watson ran alongside professionals and came up just short of winner Charlene Lipsey, who finished in 1:59.57. 

Watson's time would be good for 23rd best in the world in 2017, per IAAF rankings

Adidas Women's 800 Results

Final400S800S
1Charlene Lipsey1:59.5758.84
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Pl: 5
1:59.57
1:00.73
Pl: 1
2Samantha Watson2:00.7859.17
-
Pl: 7
2:00.78
1:01.62
Pl: 2
3Habitam Alemu2:00.9358.80
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Pl: 4
2:00.93
1:02.14
Pl: 3
4Lynsey Sharp2:01.1358.63
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Pl: 3
2:01.13
1:02.50
Pl: 4
5Angie Petty2:01.7359.32
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Pl: 9
2:01.73
1:02.41
Pl: 5
6Lauren Johnson2:01.9258.93
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Pl: 6
2:01.92
1:02.99
Pl: 6
7Natoya Goule2:02.0658.61
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Pl: 2
2:02.06
1:03.46
Pl: 7
8LaTavia Thomas2:05.4359.17
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Pl: 8
2:05.43
1:06.26
Pl: 8



American Fork Stars In The Boys Dream Mile

Patrick Parker, an American Fork star athlete signed with BYU, took the Adidas boys Dream Mile on Friday in Somerville in a US No. 5 time of 4:03.99. 

Lafayette (MO) High senior Austin Hindman, who won four state championships last weekend in Missouri, finished in second in a US No. 6 effort of 4:04.53. Parker's teammate, Casey Clinger, the Gatorade National Cross Country Runner of the Year, was third in a US No. 7 time of 4:04.87. 

Clinger and Parker's teammate, McKay Johns, was fifth in 4:06.18, while Isaac Green was fourth in 4:05.23. 

Adidas Boys Dream Mile Results

409S809S1209SFinal
1Patrick Parker4:03.991:02.90
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Pl: 3
2:04.74
1:01.85
Pl: 3
3:05.07
1:00.33
Pl: 5
4:03.99
58.92
Pl: 1
2Austin Hindman4:04.531:03.12
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Pl: 5
2:04.98
1:01.87
Pl: 5
3:05.00
1:00.02
Pl: 3
4:04.53
59.54
Pl: 2
3Casey Clinger4:04.871:02.72
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Pl: 2
2:04.62
1:01.90
Pl: 2
3:05.04
1:00.43
Pl: 4
4:04.87
59.83
Pl: 3
4Isaac Green4:05.231:03.23
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Pl: 6
2:05.45
1:02.22
Pl: 8
3:06.16
1:00.72
Pl: 6
4:05.23
59.07
Pl: 4
5Mckay Johns4:06.181:02.94
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Pl: 4
2:04.79
1:01.85
Pl: 4
3:04.91
1:00.12
Pl: 2
4:06.18
1:01.28
Pl: 5
6Yared Nuguse4:07.281:03.83
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Pl: 11
2:05.85
1:02.02
Pl: 11
3:06.48
1:00.64
Pl: 7
4:07.28
1:00.80
Pl: 6
7Connor Lane4:10.341:03.41
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Pl: 7
2:05.22
1:01.81
Pl: 7
3:06.55
1:01.34
Pl: 8
4:10.34
1:03.79
Pl: 7
8Kyler True4:10.721:03.47
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Pl: 8
2:05.46
1:01.99
Pl: 9
3:04.86
59.41
Pl: 1
4:10.72
1:05.86
Pl: 8
9Dalton Hengst4:16.001:03.67
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Pl: 10
2:05.20
1:01.53
Pl: 6
3:07.24
1:02.05
Pl: 9
4:16.00
1:08.76
Pl: 9
10Hayden Penrod4:17.391:03.63
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Pl: 9
2:05.70
1:02.08
Pl: 10
3:07.81
1:02.11
Pl: 10
4:17.39
1:09.59



Freshman Takes The Top Prize In Girls Dream Mile

Breakout Mountain View (ID) freshman Lexy Halladay won the Adidas Girls Dream Mile on Friday and set a new freshman national record with a new US No. 1 time of 4:41.80. 

The top six girls in the Dream Mile ran under the former US No. 1 time. 

Grandview (CO) High's Brie Oakley was second in 4:41.95, while Fort Collins (CO) High's Lauren Gregory was third in 4:42.00. 

Adidas Girls Dream Mile Results

PLACEATHLETERESULT40980912091609
1Lexy Halladay4:41.801:13.97
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Pl: 4
2:24.86
1:10.89
Pl: 3
3:35.78
1:10.93
Pl: 4
4:41.80
1:06.02
Pl: 1
2Brie Oakley4:41.951:14.21
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Pl: 7
2:25.06
1:10.85
Pl: 5
3:35.71
1:10.66
Pl: 3
4:41.95
1:06.24
Pl: 2
3Lauren Gregory4:42.001:14.15
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Pl: 5
2:25.02
1:10.88
Pl: 4
3:35.89
1:10.88
Pl: 5
4:42.00
1:06.11
Pl: 3
4Cailie Logue4:42.941:13.79
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Pl: 2
2:24.73
1:10.94
Pl: 1
3:35.45
1:10.72
Pl: 1
4:42.94
1:07.49
Pl: 4
5Allie Schadler4:43.001:14.39
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Pl: 9
2:25.48
1:11.09
Pl: 10
3:36.03
1:10.55
Pl: 6
4:43.00
1:06.97
Pl: 5
6Anna Gibson4:43.061:14.52
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Pl: 10
2:25.22
1:10.71
Pl: 6
3:36.55
1:11.33
Pl: 9
4:43.06
1:06.52
Pl: 6
7Leya Salis4:45.161:13.75
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Pl: 1
2:24.82
1:11.08
Pl: 2
3:36.42
1:11.60
Pl: 8
4:45.16
1:08.75
Pl: 7
8Brogan MacDougall4:47.161:14.34
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Pl: 8
2:25.28
1:10.95
Pl: 8
3:36.15
1:10.88
Pl: 7
4:47.16
1:11.01
Pl: 8
9Taylor Roe4:52.681:14.59
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Pl: 11
2:25.69
1:11.10
Pl: 11
3:38.72
1:13.04
Pl: 10
4:52.68
1:13.97
Pl: 9
10Julia Heymach4:53.621:13.95
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Pl: 3
2:25.30
1:11.35
Pl: 9
3:38.75
1:13.46
Pl: 11
4:53.62
1:14.88
Pl: 10
11Joy Ripslinger4:54.001:14.17
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Pl: 6
2:25.25
1:11.09
Pl: 7
3:35.65
1:10.40
Pl: 2
4:54.00
1:18.36
Pl: 11

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