Comparing Current Top 800 Boys Runners With Past February And March Performances

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* Brandon Williams currently has the second fastest 800m time of the 2018 indoor season

We're hitting a critical juncture in the indoor season for 800 meter runners. 

Typically, the middle of February has been a time when most mid-distance standouts have begun to hit their stride. A year ago, Oak Park (MI) High graduate Cameron Cooper scored the first of two sub-1:50 efforts at the University of Kentucky High School Indoor Invitational.

Chantilly (VA) High graduate Brandon McGorty hit a great starter time in a North Carolina meet before cutting a second at New Balance Nationals a month later. 

Last year also signaled a slight advancement at the distance than in previous years, with the top three times being at least a second clear of the top five efforts in 2016. 

So far, we've tracked vastly behind the past three years in time differential, with all five current best efforts accounting for the five slowest times when compared to all 20 top five performances since 2015. 

So this weekend could change that factor significantly. 

Check out the top 500 times in the 800m this indoor season and the top 100 efforts in February and March over the past three seasons prior to 2018. 


2018 Top 500 l 2017 Top 100 Feb-March l 2016 Top 100 Feb-March l 2015 Top 100 Feb-March

2018February 2018March 2018
1

Alfred Chawonza

1:53.52?
2

Brandon Williams

1:53.66?
3

Jett Charvet

1:54.10?
4

Colin Jones

1:54.18?
5

Brodey Hasty

1:54.30?
2017February 2017March 2017
1Cameron Cooper1:49.821:49.46
2Brandon McGorty1:51.531:50.29
3Ryne Bevan1:51.561:53.56
4Rey Rivera1:52.181:50.04
5Josh Hoey1:52.21NA
2016February 2016March 2016
1Terrell Jackson1:52.28NA
2Domenic Perretta1:52.281:50.58
3Garrett Calhoun1:52.391:53.93
4Logan Mackay1:52.64NA
5Michael Slagowski1:52.741:50.29
2015February 2015March 2015
1Terrell Jackson1:51.621:52.63
2Donavan Brazier1:52.541:51.57
3Kendall Muhammad1:52.781:54.06
4William Mayhew1:52.82NA
5Zach Long1:53.101:54.33



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