Is the High School Boys 800m Getting Faster in March?

This content requires a MileSplit Pro plan.
Join Now and select any plan for instant access!

MileSplit Pro
Join Now


Is the high school boys 800m getting faster? 

MileSplit dug into the numbers to find out. 

What we found is that over the last four years, the half-mile has become increasingly faster earlier in the season. Just 13 days into March, we already have 13 runners who have secured times faster than 1:55, though we're behind the curve when it comes to elite performances. 

In earlier years, those times have been tougher and tougher to hit. 

Check out the numbers.

Sub 1:55 in March

2017: TBD, 1 run 1:52 or better

2016: 38, 8 runs 1:52 or better

2015: 32, 6 runs 1:52 or better

2014: 26, 4 runs 1:52 or better

2013: 30, 4 runs 1:52 or better

And read on to see which athletes have made the top 50 lists in March in every year since 2013. 

2017: 800 Meter Run from Mar. 1-13

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATEPLACE
11:50.43
TX New Braunfels Canyon
2017
21:53.89
CA Bellarmine College Prep (CC)
2018
31:54.02
LA Pineville
2017
41:54.21
TX El Paso El Dorado
2018
51:54.38
CO Monarch High School
2017
61:54.41
CA Bonita High School (SS)
2017
71:54.51
FL Creekside HS
2017
81:54.59
TX Cypress Ridge
2018
91:54.66
TX Houston Strake Jesuit
2017
101:54.76
CA Alemany High School (SS)
2017
111:54.78
TX El Paso El Dorado
2017
121:54.82
CA Westmont High (CC)
2018
131:54.98
TX Summer Creek
2018
141:55.20
TX Kingwood High School
2017
151:55.38
TX A&M Consolidated
2018
161:55.40
CA Glendora High School (SS)
2017
171:55.42
CA Redondo Union High School (SS)
2017
181:55.46
TX Kingwood High School
2019
191:55.48
GA Mays High School
2017
201:55.76
CA Dana Hills High School (SS)
2017
211:55.77
TX Arlington Martin
2017
221:55.81
TX La Joya Palmview
2017
231:55.84
TX San Antonio Warren
2018
241:55.93
TX Montgomery
2017
251:55.95
CA San Luis Obispo High (SS)
2017
261:56.06
GA Central Gwinnett
2017
271:56.12
CA Monroe (James) High (LA)
2017
281:56.16
TX Houston Strake Jesuit
2017
291:56.20
AZ Boulder Creek High School
2017
301:56.21
FL American Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
2017
311:56.29
GA Alexander
2017
321:56.36
TX Keller Central
2017
331:56.40
TX San Antonio Jay
2017
341:56.47
TX Everman
2017
351:56.54
TX Foster
2019
361:56.60
TX Houston Strake Jesuit
2017
371:56.70
CA Stuart Hall High (NC)
2017
381:56.78
NC Broughton
2017
391:56.81
GA Allatoona HS
2018
401:56.82
CA Great Oak High School (SS)
2018
411:56.97
CA Palos Verdes High (SS)
2018
411:56.97
CA Mira Costa High School (SS)
2017
431:57.00
TX Fort Bend Dulles
2017
441:57.04
TX Summer Creek
2018
451:57.07
GA East Coweta
2017
461:57.10
CA Redwood High School (CS)
2017
471:57.14
CA North High Bakersfield (CS)
2018
481:57.22
FL American Heritage MS/HS (Plantation)
2018
491:57.26
TX McAllen High
2018
501:57.29
TX Bryan High
2018


In 2016, there were 50 performances that hit the ceiling of 1:55. 

2016: 800 Meter Run from Mar. 1-31

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATEPLACE
11:51.67
TX Midland Senior High School
2016
21:51.87
FL Flagler Palm Coast HS
2016
31:51.97
GA Eagle's Landing High School
2016
41:52.00
UT Davis High School
2016
51:52.06
CA Brea Olinda High (SS)
2016
61:52.53
FL Lake Mary HS
2016
71:52.59
FL Creekside HS
2017
81:52.80
AL Spain Park
2016
91:53.15
FL St. Thomas Aquinas HS
2016
101:53.21
LA John Curtis
2016
111:53.26
TX Turkey Valley
2018
121:53.29
GA Lambert HS
2016
131:53.31
CA Nordhoff High (SS)
2016
141:53.43
GA Mountain View HS
2016
151:53.57
CA Great Oak High School (SS)
2016
161:53.62
TX Arlington Martin
2017
171:53.75
GA North Oconee
2016
181:53.92
TX Houston Strake Jesuit
2017
191:53.97
TN Memphis University School
2016
201:54.00
TX Summer Creek
2016
211:54.05
GA Archer HS
2016
221:54.11
PA Downingtown West
2018
231:54.20
NC Green Hope
2016
231:54.20
FL Dr. Phillips HS
2017
251:54.26
AL Mountain Brook HS
2016
261:54.28
FL Charlotte HS
2016
271:54.40
GA Campbell High School
2016
271:54.40
NC Green Hope
2016
291:54.44
TX Kingwood Park
2017
301:54.49
TX Fort Bend Bush
2016
311:54.61
TX Dawson
2016
321:54.70
TX Houston Memorial
2016
331:54.79
CA Great Oak High School (SS)
2016
341:54.81
GA Marietta High School
2016
351:54.82
FL Andrew Jackson HS
2016
361:54.89
CA Warren High (SS)
2016
371:54.95
TX Houston Strake Jesuit
2017
381:54.96
TX Houston Strake Jesuit
2016
391:55.00
CA Great Oak High School (SS)
2016
391:55.00
UT American Fork
2017
391:55.00
TX Kingwood High School
2017
421:55.08
CA Scripps Ranch High School (SD)
2017
431:55.12
FL Mandarin HS
2016
441:55.13
FL Barron Collier HS
2016
451:55.15
WA Inglemoor Senior High School
2016
461:55.19
MS Pearl HS
2016
471:55.20
TX Atascocita
2018
481:55.22
NM St. Pius X High School
2016
491:55.28
KS Olpe High School
2017
491:55.28
GA Hillgrove
2017


* * * 

2015: 800 Meter Run from Mar. 1-31

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATEPLACE
11:50.94
TN Memphis University School
2015
21:51.17
TN Memphis University School
2016
31:52.25
FL Olympia HS
2015
41:52.27
GA Whitefield Academy
2015
51:52.54
CO Cheyenne Mountain High School
2015
61:52.66
CA Great Oak High School (SS)
2016
71:53.09
UT Davis High School
2016
81:53.25
ID Rocky Mountain High School
2016
91:53.31
NV Centennial High
2015
101:53.49
TX San Elizario
2015
111:53.63
OR Summit
2015
121:53.84
FL Flagler Palm Coast HS
2016
131:53.85
CA Brea Olinda High (SS)
2016
141:53.86
TX El Paso Americas
2015
151:53.87
CA Roseville High School (SJ)
2015
161:53.95
CA Bonita High School (SS)
2017
171:54.07
NC Unattached (NC)
2015
181:54.35
CA Clovis High School (CS)
2015
191:54.41
FL Boyd Anderson HS
2015
201:54.55
OK Deer Creek High School
2015
201:54.55
KY Paul Dunbar
2015
221:54.61
TX Mission Veterans Memorial
2017
231:54.62
FL Edgewater HS
2015
241:54.63
CA Centennial High School (CS)
2015
251:54.69
CA Cathedral City High School (SS)
2015
261:54.77
CA Redlands Senior High (SS)
2016
261:54.77
WY Kelly Walsh High School
2015
281:54.86
FL St. Thomas Aquinas HS
2016
281:54.86
FL Dr. Phillips HS
2017
301:54.89
NC Central Academy of Technology
2015
301:54.89
FL Tampa Prep
2016
321:54.98
WA Mercer Island High School
2015
331:55.22
CA Coronado High (SD)
2015
341:55.31
GA Kell High School
2015
351:55.32
AL Spain Park
2016
361:55.39
CO Smoky Hill High School
2015
371:55.43
CA Los Alamitos High (SS)
2016
381:55.44
FL Auburndale HS
2015
391:55.47
CA Wilson Long Beach (SS)
2015
401:55.48
TX La Joya High
2016
411:55.50
NC Cardinal Gibbons
2016
421:55.54
CA Dana Hills High School (SS)
2016
431:55.58
CA Lakewood High School (SS)
2015
441:55.62
FL Calvary Christian (Clearwater)
2015
451:55.66
TN BrentwoodA Academy
2016
461:55.70
Ok Westmoore High School
2015
471:55.71
CO Cherry Creek High School
2015
471:55.71
NV Rancho High School
2015
491:55.73
UT Dixie High School
2016
501:55.74
CA Immanuel HS (CS)
2015
501:55.74
CA St. John Bosco (SS)
2015


* * * 

2014: 800 Meter Run from Mar. 1-31

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATEPLACE
11:51.97
TX Carrollton Smith
2014
21:52.15
TX San Antonio Johnson
2014
31:52.50
WY Rock Springs High School
2014
41:52.53
FL Boyd Anderson HS
2015
51:53.16
GA Brookwood
2014
61:53.20
TN Memphis University School
2015
71:53.45
FL Niceville HS
2014
81:53.58
FL Palmetto Ridge HS
2014
91:53.72
TX Killeen Ellison
2014
101:53.78
CA Stockdale High School (CS)
2014
111:53.80
GA St. Pius X
2014
121:54.00
TX Kingwood High School
2015
131:54.11
UT Mountain View
2014
141:54.34
CA Vista del Lago High (SS)
2015
151:54.40
CA Redondo Union High School (SS)
2014
161:54.45
TX San Elizario
2015
171:54.50
TX Justin Northwest
2014
181:54.51
UT Bingham
2014
191:54.54
FL St. Thomas Aquinas HS
2014
201:54.70
CA Clovis High School (CS)
2015
211:54.80
TX Keller
2014
221:54.84
FL Pine Crest HS
2014
221:54.84
GA Marist
2014
241:54.85
AZ Rio Rico High School
2015
251:54.90
AZ Perry High School
2016
261:54.96
NC North Mecklenburg
2015
261:54.96
GA Shiloh High School
2014
281:55.00
TN Dobyns Bennett High School
2015
291:55.07
FL Bloomingdale HS
2014
301:55.20
NC Central Academy of Technology
2015
311:55.24
CA Great Oak High School (SS)
2015
311:55.24
NM Cibola High School
2014
331:55.30
CA Sweetwater High (SD)
2014
341:55.35
AZ Snowflake High School
2016
351:55.36
AZ Corona del Sol High School
2014
361:55.40
FL Sarasota HS
2015
371:55.41
PA Upper Saint Clair
2014
381:55.42
TX Dallas Jesuit
2014
391:55.43
TX PSJA Memorial
2015
401:55.46
CA Lowell High (SF)
2014
401:55.46
Ok Douglass High School
2014
421:55.47
NC Parkview High School
2014
431:55.49
GA Whitefield Academy
2015
431:55.49
CA Valley Center High (SD)
2014
451:55.51
CA West Hills High (SD)
2014
461:55.54
CA El Camino Fundamental High (SJ)
2014
461:55.54
TX El Paso Jefferson
2014
461:55.54
GA St. Pius X
2014
491:55.58
GA Mill Creek High School
2014
501:55.59
GA North Gwinnett
2015


* * * 

2013: 800 Meter Run from Mar. 1-31

RANKTIMEATHLETE/TEAMGRADEMEET DATEPLACE
11:51.78
CA Santiago Corona (SS)
2013
21:52.02
CA Ridgeview High (CS)
2013
31:52.71
CA Vista Murrieta (SS)
2013
41:52.89
TX Kingwood High School
2015
51:53.60
CA Rancho Bernardo High (SD)
2013
61:53.62
NC Terry Sanford
2015
71:53.67
AZ Salpointe Catholic High School
2013
71:53.67
CA Mt. Carmel High (SD)
2013
91:53.99
LA St. Louis High
2013
101:54.00
CA Redondo Union High School (SS)
2013
101:54.00
CA Westview High (SD)
2013
121:54.07
TX Lewisville Hebron
2013
131:54.10
UT Park City
2013
141:54.20
AZ Cactus Shadows High School
2013
151:54.23
TX Fort Bend Bush
2013
151:54.23
CA Cathedral Catholic (SD)
2013
171:54.24
GA McEachern High School
2013
181:54.34
TX Friendswood
2013
191:54.39
GA Wheeler High School
2013
191:54.39
TX Houston Lamar
2013
211:54.49
CA Vista del Lago High (SS)
2015
221:54.55
AZ Desert Mountain High School
2013
231:54.61
NC Charlotte Latin
2014
241:54.66
GA Walton High School
2013
251:54.70
TX Kingwood High School
2013
261:54.73
NV Liberty High School
2013
271:54.82
TX Katy Cinco Ranch
2013
281:54.89
AZ Corona del Sol High School
2014
291:54.92
AZ Brophy College Preparatory
2013
301:54.94
CA Mission Viejo High School (SS)
2013
311:55.00
TN Oakland High School
2013
321:55.18
CA Oak Park High (SS)
2014
331:55.30
NC Knightdale
2014
341:55.32
AZ Highland High
2013
351:55.41
TX Dallas Smith
2014
361:55.44
TX Justin Northwest
2014
371:55.47
TX Flower Mound
2013
381:55.52
TX Houston Second Baptist
2013
391:55.54
CA Mater Dei High School (SS)
2013
401:55.58
FL Lincoln HS
2013
411:55.59
WA Seattle Preparatory School
2014
421:55.64
LA St. Paul's School
2014
431:55.65
CA Sherman Indian (SS)
2013
441:55.74
GA Whitefield Academy
2015
451:55.80
VA Cox
2013
451:55.80
FL Chiles HS
2013
471:55.83
CA Madera South (CS)
2013
471:55.83
TX Cypress Lakes
2014
491:55.85
CO Palmer High School
2013
491:55.85
CA San Pedro Senior High (LA)
2013


Comments