Comparing Speed Versus Endurance In The Boys 800

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* Myriq (Kenneth) Freeman (above) has both speed AND endurance in the 400m and 800m

Does speed win out in the boys 800, or is it endurance? 

Like the girls list, boys with more endurance in the 1600m typically fare much better in the 800m from a depth perspective, while it's more difficult for boys who focus on sprinting to go up in distance. 

Check out some of our stats, which lead to some answers below. 

Notes: 

  • Tyrese Cooper has the fastest 400m effort (46.4) with an 800m on his resume (1:57.93)
  • Myriq Freeman is ranked with the No. 9 400m (48.35) to go along with an 800m performance, though he's the only athlete to go under 1:55 among the top 10 (1:54.40)
  • Jacob Miley has the fastest 400m (49.89) of anyone who has gone under 1:53, with his best of 1:52.54
  • Jericho Cleveland has the top overall 1600m (4:09.81) with a fast 800m (1:52.78)
  • Hugh Brittenham has the sixth fastest 1600m (4:12.02) and top rated 800 (1:51.92)


Reference: These lists only gather athletes with BOTH 400-800m times in 2018, or 800-1600 times. If an athlete has one but not the other, they are not on this list. 

Read: Endurance Wins Out In The Girls 800

Comparison: 400m-800m - 800m-1600m

Back-to-Back Comparison

rankathlete4008008001600athleterank
1Jacob Miley49.891:52.541:51.924:12.02Hugh Brittenham1
2Jackson Taylor49.061:53.211:52.544:29.89Jacob Miley2
3Christian Gilmore50.241:53.271:52.554:19.69Danny Ferro3
4Clay Pender50.151:53.571:52.784:09.81Jericho Cleveland4
5Crayton Carrozza50.531:53.971:52.854:20.06James Hasell5
6Tyree Simeon49.71:54.041:52.964:11.81Jake Merrell6
7Myriq Freeman48.351:54.401:53.274:24.06Christian Gilmore7
8Davonte Fuller49.111:54.461:53.354:16.40Michael Abeyta8
9Ethan Delgado50.011:54.651:53.404:15.95Brett Hickman9
10Tanner Hagstrom48.621:54.801:53.414:28.91Christopher Wise10
11Peter Handy49.911:54.901:53.464:13.87Alex Scales11
12Joab Francois49.51:54.961:53.574:24.63Clay Pender12
13Issac Hastings49.351:54.981:53.624:19.59Brendan Hebert13
14Donovan Josey49.381:55.011:53.944:26.11Deshay Fernandes14
15Andrew Scherf50.881:55.031:53.974:11.79Crayton Carrozza15
16Kadeem Burton50.821:55.081:53.984:16.80Kyle Durham16
17Timothy Doyle50.181:55.131:54.014:17.88Clayton Carlson17
18Bryce Kalsu50.021:55.381:54.024:26.40Alex Kay18
19Ian Smith50.791:55.691:54.034:20.52Travis Jacobs19
20Quinton Alexander50.191:55.811:54.164:21.91Trent Nolen20
21Josue Fils Aime50.051:55.841:54.184:12.67Sean Prendeville21
22Kenton Bachmann50.751:55.901:54.204:22.60Ryan Bush22
23Xavier Wolf50.081:55.941:54.224:19.03Johan Correa23
24Kameron Schofield50.271:56.011:54.304:17.66Elias Opsahl24
25Jared Hayes50.531:56.131:54.304:30.40Omar Adel25
26Collin Williams50.541:56.341:54.404:22.30Caleb Terrill26
27Dalton Brown50.631:56.431:54.544:13.00Michael Phillips27
28Jason Gaston51.071:56.501:54.624:15.07Moises Medrano28
29Ethan Phillips48.61:56.671:54.654:29.78Carlos Rodriguez29
30Josh Dowdy50.351:56.701:54.784:20.03Sam Vandorpe30
31Bobby Poynter49.431:56.721:54.804:19.29Micah Hilliard31
32Steven Camacho49.841:56.891:54.804:31.70Sebestian Medina32
33Brandon Williams50.131:57.141:54.894:31.75Dylan Lowe33
34brandon phillips50.691:57.481:54.924:18.67Ryan Wilson34
35Cooper Newsome49.841:57.511:54.984:13.72Wes Mcphail35
36Nicholas Scott49.571:57.671:55.004:27.21Jesse Montez36
37Jake Heinlein49.421:57.841:55.034:31.37Andrew Scherf37
38Max Carmona50.391:57.881:55.134:13.83Timothy Doyle38
39Tyrese Cooper46.41:57.931:55.244:16.25Cal Banta39
40Elijah Berry49.581:58.081:55.284:17.63Kyle Harkabus40
41Jordan Roberts50.341:58.091:55.294:16.15Landon Rast41
42Taylor Chaney50.571:58.111:55.384:10.66James Lee42
43Wyatt Womack50.651:58.211:55.384:25.38Sukeil Foucha43
44Ben Daumueller51.051:58.271:55.534:18.49Jonathan Reid44
45Reid Little50.841:58.281:55.594:16.69Jacob Egan45
46Joshua Dixon50.241:58.351:55.614:27.01Brandon Bandley46
47Aaron Martinez49.951:58.391:55.684:27.32Justin Greene47
48micheal thompson49.031:58.421:55.804:31.99Jackson Walker48
49Mackenson Yrelus50.581:58.511:55.894:26.02Joshua Dick49
50Nicholas Georgia50.911:58.531:55.904:25.54Luis Chavez50
51Tanner King51.051:58.541:55.954:31.67Martin Harding51
52Marlon Hardman48.711:58.611:56.014:31.37Kameron Schofield52
53Trevor Babcock49.321:58.611:56.024:25.36Peter Smith53
54Emari Bennent49.871:58.621:56.024:30.97Thomas Leitner54
55Taejon Morris50.991:58.761:56.084:29.88Cameron Hudson55
56Randall Jubilee50.291:58.821:56.094:18.98Nathan Perez56
57Andrew Timmons50.521:58.821:56.164:14.76Pete Johnson57
58Juan Zarate-sanchez50.11:58.881:56.204:29.78Abraham Maldonado58
59Trey Johnson471:58.921:56.224:11.54Cruz Culpepper59
60SEBASTIAN COOPER48.271:58.971:56.314:22.96Koi Williams60
61Vittorio Adeagbo50.251:59.021:56.404:21.57Joseph Domingues61
62Josiah Campbell51.021:59.121:56.404:22.69Carter Dillon62
63Byron Daniels49.641:59.211:56.404:23.00Jacob Korgan63
64Cameron Gutierrez50.661:59.301:56.444:31.63Nixon Mckenzie64
65Samuel Rouse50.621:59.421:56.464:16.76Chase Rivera65
66Michael Quispe50.941:59.621:56.474:24.48Caleb Armstrong66
67Darius Ragland50.071:59.661:56.544:28.12Payne Meyer67
68Daniel Longman50.971:59.751:56.594:25.42Key Alfred68
69Miguel Parrilla511:59.801:56.604:23.79Evan Rogers69
70Sam James49.821:59.921:56.704:26.20Farooq Tariq70
71Ziphion Reevey49.082:00.281:56.704:28.23Mohamed Saleh71
72Tyvonne Allen50.342:00.351:56.774:19.70John Dempsey72
73Michael Speeney50.572:00.371:56.824:15.00Andrew Martinez73
74Damien Simmonds50.062:00.511:56.904:22.37Kheva Mann74
75Tyler Jeffers50.782:00.561:56.904:31.63Myles Baynard Jones75
76Jermie Walker47.952:00.641:56.944:23.00Isaiah Galindo76
77Josiah Soto48.752:00.781:57.014:12.73Luke George77
78Zach Hatch50.132:00.811:57.014:20.87Zach Walker78
79Ethan Carney50.52:00.881:57.054:27.88Camden Shaw79
80Patrick Scoggins50.732:00.891:57.074:27.08Tony Mar-y-el Torres80
81Collin Ebling50.442:01.001:57.084:19.90Aksel Laudon81
82Tyler Emanuel50.482:01.051:57.134:23.05Cash Kunkel82
83Londyn Roberts50.52:01.101:57.134:24.30Liam Walsh83
84Jacques Guillaume50.82:01.101:57.154:26.14Vincent Sarino84
85Alex Medford50.792:01.121:57.184:26.27Jason Gomez85
86Rodrigo Cochran50.982:01.241:57.204:24.09Sammy Van Alstine86
87Gabriel Serrano48.582:01.331:57.234:26.72Braden Rasmussen87
88Jor'tavion Carmack50.062:01.401:57.284:28.05Diego Rivera88
89Andrew Richards49.712:01.551:57.294:30.51Alec Snell89
90Cosme Ibarra50.192:01.581:57.384:18.26Charles Hicks90
91Jared Jones50.272:01.641:57.404:31.02Diego Gonzalez91
92Maurice Johnson50.942:01.721:57.424:27.86John Padilla92
93Kevin Modesto48.042:01.781:57.464:26.00Charlie Dunn93
94Colin Howard50.012:01.901:57.504:17.98Bradley Pease94
95Michael Daniels50.082:01.991:57.534:26.76Nick Carpenter95
96Tevin Eckwood49.992:02.231:57.574:26.24Caden Foster96
97Carson Ebersbach49.92:02.441:57.614:21.23Ronaldo Delgado97
98Mark Daniels50.772:02.451:57.644:13.83Carter Storm98
99Chasen Geisler50.562:02.651:57.654:26.27Art Benavides99
100Felipe Fernandez49.892:02.741:57.704:17.00Peter Herold100
101Ethan Gilmore50.742:02.821:57.714:19.57Raymon Ornelas101
102Jailon Santee49.182:02.851:57.764:24.42Dante Paszkeicz102
103Braylon Roberts50.642:02.891:57.774:17.50Gavin Korby103
104Jason Axon50.092:02.901:57.784:22.35Adrian Schroeder104
105Tyler Walker50.052:03.001:57.784:27.67Alec Atteberry105
106Christopher Bailey48.752:03.031:57.804:19.23Jaron Farnham106
107Sir Hubbard50.342:03.101:57.804:20.24Benjamin Nibbelink107
108Rodney Tookes49.852:03.201:57.814:17.86Ares Epps108
109Cole Quidley49.742:03.251:57.814:26.26Luke Houser109
110Alex Adeojo49.862:03.341:57.824:20.96Joe Waskom110
111Keith Williams48.822:03.381:57.824:27.77Reyes Rodriguez111
112Isaiah Darden50.342:03.461:57.864:26.26Trevor Foley112
113Ryan Ringer50.562:03.461:57.904:20.05Daniel Maton113
114Marquell Williams51.032:03.461:57.934:29.95Sebastian Evans114
115Keizo Morgan50.842:03.511:57.954:26.07Aaron Soltmann115
116Terry Towah49.882:03.561:57.964:27.99Antonio Gomez116
117Heladio Moreno51.022:03.671:57.984:24.81Tristan Pena117
118Beana Sebastiao50.422:03.701:57.994:31.09Garrett Macquiddy118
119Trevion Ware49.142:03.721:58.004:21.40Chris Verdugo119
120Zach Hastings50.872:03.791:58.034:31.10Evan Graff120
121Josh Taylor48.382:03.901:58.044:31.19Adam Jimenez121
122Trever Jones50.592:03.911:58.054:19.06Ryan Schoppe122
123Frank De La Cruz50.582:04.061:58.074:19.13Nick Nyman123
124Anthony Thomas50.782:04.061:58.084:17.35Nathan Jubran124
125Landon Bowie50.982:04.111:58.114:25.63Dillon Ha125
126Houston Bailey50.622:04.201:58.114:31.51Ben Kelley126
127Will Stone49.342:04.251:58.144:26.80John Hagerman127
128Dequavious Charleston48.542:04.281:58.154:22.97Anthony Grover128
129Martin Bouldo50.562:04.591:58.194:23.87Adam Wise129
130Andrew Jackson50.772:04.851:58.204:23.01Robby Foster130
131Josh Stapleton512:04.851:58.204:28.78Kenneth Rooks131
132Adriel Rivera Aponte51.022:04.911:58.224:30.13Jorge Pena III132
133Donavan Williams49.92:05.051:58.234:30.20Sebastian Kenne133
134Jabari Bryant50.32:05.051:58.244:21.41Robert Nowak134
135Andrew Casas50.042:05.261:58.244:24.79Kai Brickey135
136Mariano Hernandez50.242:05.321:58.244:29.62Thomas Ridley136
137Cameron Barrett50.22:05.391:58.284:30.14David Medina137
138Drew Dabney50.592:05.491:58.294:17.71Devin Vallejo138
139Morgan Swaim50.852:05.591:58.304:19.89James Cragin139
140Jermaine Robinson50.952:05.651:58.304:21.50William Frankenfeld140
141Trevor Bone50.112:05.721:58.304:25.21Jed Helker141
142Chigozie Achara50.622:05.781:58.324:13.90Carlos Carvajal142
143Wesley Salzman50.332:05.861:58.324:31.32Craik Evans143
144James Ward50.672:05.931:58.384:25.00Jeb Jones144
145Cristian Jimenez50.982:06.021:58.424:26.54Ismael Ramirez145
146Edwin Anderson50.862:06.161:58.474:30.09Caleb Stamper146
147Ben Jablonski50.972:06.161:58.514:31.14Mykal Hogue147
148Chris Trejo50.992:06.171:58.544:27.25Tanner King148
149John Jamack50.692:06.201:58.554:27.39Mason Elefant149
150Jamarcus Fleming48.972:06.211:58.584:22.70Isaiah Barnes150
151Andre Davis50.742:06.261:58.604:24.11Benjamin Blankenburg151
152Javon Rutledge50.32:06.281:58.604:27.60Tyler Spicer152
153Jordon Comma50.972:06.341:58.604:29.04Dylan Wilbur153
154Donovan Breckenridge50.382:06.481:58.614:24.98Zachary Winter154
155Rodheim Austin49.462:06.541:58.624:25.98Nicco Pompili155
156Lakyron Mays47.092:06.671:58.694:28.29Joseph Dicke156
157Devin Bright48.762:06.791:58.694:31.43Stephen Schlottmann157
158Reggie James49.212:06.991:58.704:17.10Jack Raymond158
159Nick Rowe50.232:07.301:58.704:21.32Ryan Cibart159
160Austin Townsend50.912:07.351:58.704:25.40Cade Erickson160
161William Greene49.812:07.571:58.704:31.53Jonathan Davis161
162Sebastian Moros50.942:07.801:58.734:30.08Matthew Lieberman162
163Jawon Watson49.982:07.811:58.764:28.94Taejon Morris163
164Zachary Ray49.542:07.901:58.834:23.00Robert Pedroza164
165Aidan Pena512:08.221:58.844:22.12Caden Monk165
166Cannon Yates50.762:08.351:58.854:24.47Jallah Galimah166
167Russell Robinson50.882:08.651:58.854:25.41Austen Apperson167
168Marvens Merisier49.962:08.991:58.854:30.30Josh Wintch168
169Joshua White48.072:09.031:58.884:17.71Carrick Denker169
170Brenden Faulkner50.92:09.201:58.884:24.53Knox Pittman170
171Aaron Goodwin49.662:09.211:58.914:30.09Clayton Wilkerson171
172Nicholas Wooden50.942:09.631:58.924:31.54Patrick Colborn172
173Anthony Morgan49.42:10.001:58.934:24.33Adam Fragola173
174Joshua Hibbert50.822:10.111:58.944:17.21Harrison Smith III174
175Desire Akpoli48.62:10.761:58.994:16.98Gavin Hoffpauir175
176Aj Hampton47.862:11.621:59.004:18.22Kevin Mcnulty176
177Cameron Leiba48.492:12.251:59.004:21.12Kyle Pendleton177
178Jordan Smith50.842:12.351:59.064:19.20Colin Kirkpatrick178
179Jordan Woodbine50.412:15.291:59.084:21.07Ben Mckenna179
180Khari Jenkins50.692:15.521:59.084:28.54Alex Thomas180
181Kevin Haley Jr.49.142:16.431:59.094:24.08William Dixon181
182Solomon Strader48.542:16.891:59.094:31.11Gabriel Curtis182
183Tre Harley48.912:17.301:59.104:29.00Grayson Boyce183
184Omar Austin48.62:17.921:59.124:29.43Joaquin Martinez De Pinillos184
185Andres Rojo51.072:17.921:59.154:18.09Dakota Mendenhall185
186Joshua Stradford50.972:18.171:59.154:18.20Juan Enciso186
187Marvin Gatlin49.822:18.731:59.174:28.62Ansel Pendley-griffin187
188Maurice Booker50.952:18.931:59.214:19.25Habtamu Cheney188
189Evan Moore50.722:20.671:59.224:29.16Ruben Garcia189
190Moises Ortega50.272:21.511:59.224:30.22Colin Peattie190
191Tyler Thomas50.772:22.051:59.244:18.46Noah Hibbard191
192Jared Williams49.922:22.621:59.244:29.90Jared Angle192
193Brian Strachn50.862:23.961:59.254:21.99Griffin McCauley193
194Dj Turner50.592:25.701:59.264:18.50John Bennett194
195KCei Moses50.72:26.371:59.264:21.08Gaurav Phanse195
196Chase Spann49.822:26.451:59.284:19.78Timothy Sterkel196
197Lirante Jackson50.22:27.241:59.284:24.70Seth Garcia197
198Ivan Amaya50.982:27.881:59.304:22.68Wesley John198
199Thaddeus Underwood50.522:28.151:59.304:22.90Benjamin Tait199
200Rackeel Jack50.012:35.251:59.304:31.33Cameron Gutierrez200


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