MileSplit All-Americans - Boys 800m Run

With four sub 1:50 races, Derek Holdsworth of Lafayette High School in Williamsburg, Virginia had more than anyone else in the country this past outdoor season. Holdsworth was one of the most consistent top performers nationally in the event with an early season US #1 1:50 at the Colonial Relays, running another 1:50 in the driving rain at the Southern Track Classic, and claiming another state title in Virginia with a 1:50 performance at the VHSL 3A State Meet.

In the post-season, Holdsworth found himself right in the thick of things challenging for the win in every major races leading the New Balance Nationals 800 until the last stretch for his first sub 1:50. He then changed up his strategy to wait to make his move to take the Brooks PR Invitational many of those selected to the MileSplit All-American team. In his last race of the year, Holdsworth fell just short of reeling in second place and a spot on the World Junior team with a 3rd place finish of 1:49.07 at US Junior Nationals in the 800 finals after running his PR of 1:48.97 in the prelims.

The following 8 individuals have been selected to the MileSplit All-American Team in the boys 800 meter run from the 2014 outdoor season. They have been chosen by MileSplit as the 8 best national performers in their event from this past spring.

MileSplit All-American Boys 800m Run Team

1. Ricky Faure (Rock Springs WY - 2014)

800 Meter Run (Graph) 1:48.14
1:48.14 1st   2014-05-22 Wyoming State Track and Field Championship »
1:49.41 1st   2014-05-16 Wyoming 4A North Regional Championships »
1:50.70 1st   2014-05-02 BYU High School Invitational »
1:53.20 1st   2014-04-26 Davis High School Invitational »
1:55.11 1st   2014-04-05 Ted Schroeder Rock Springs Invitational »
1:52.50 1st   2014-03-29 UVU Hal Wing High School Invitational »
1:52.90 1st   2014-01-24 Utah Distance Challenge »

 

2. Myles Marshall (Kingwood TX - 2015)

800 Meter Run (Graph) 1:48.43
1:49.87 3rd Prelims 2014-07-05 USATF Junior National Outdoor T&F Championships »
1:48.43 2nd   2014-07-05 USATF Junior National Outdoor T&F Championships »
1:51.02 2nd   2014-06-21 Brooks PR Invitational »
1:49.24 3rd   2014-06-13 New Balance Outdoor Nationals »
1:51.61 1st   2014-05-09 UIL Track and Field Championship »
1:53.98 1st   2014-04-25 Region 2-5A Meet »
1:54.47 1st   2014-04-16 District 13-14 Area Meet 5A »
1:56.39 1st   2014-04-08 District 13 - 5A »
1:51.53 1st   2014-04-04 USATF US Area Youth Olympic Selection Trials »

 

3. Derek Holdsworth (Lafayette VA - 2014)

800 Meter Run (Graph) 1:48.97
1:49.07 3rd   2014-07-05 USATF Junior National Outdoor T&F Championships »
1:48.97 2nd Prelims 2014-07-05 USATF Junior National Outdoor T&F Championships »
1:49.98 1st   2014-06-21 Brooks PR Invitational »
1:49.36 4th   2014-06-13 New Balance Outdoor Nationals »
1:51.05 1st   2014-06-06 VHSL Group 3A/4A State Outdoor T&F Championships »
1:50.61 1st   2014-05-09 Southern Track Classic »
1:50.39 1st   2014-04-03 Colonial Relays »

 

4. Donavan Brazier (Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills MI - 2015)

800 Meter Run (Graph) 1:48.61
1:48.61 1st   2014-06-13 New Balance Outdoor Nationals »
1:50.24 1st   2014-05-31 MHSAA State Championships LP-1 »
1:52.92 1st   2014-05-20 MetroHealth Sports Med Scholarship Meet »
1:52.74 1st   2014-05-16 MHSAA Regional 01 »
1:59.64 1st   2014-05-08 Ottawa-Kent Black Conference Championship »
2:00.44 1st   2014-05-03 Red Hawk Team Invite »
1:56.04 1st   2014-04-19 Comstock Park Invitational »
2:03.00 1st   2014-04-16 Zeeland East vs. Kenowa Hills »
1:58.37 1st   2014-03-26 Chippewa Relays (Division I & II) »
1:54.91 1st   2014-03-19 GVSU Laker Challenge »
1:57.54 3rd   2014-02-22 MITS State Championship »
1:59.00 3rd   2014-01-11 MITS - GVSU #2 »

 

5. Charles Jones (Cardinal Ritter MO - 2014)

800 Meter Run (Graph) 1:49.54
1:56.32 1st   2014-07-10 USATF Region 9 Championship »
1:50.45 6th Prelims 2014-07-05 USATF Junior National Outdoor T&F Championships »
1:49.54 4th   2014-07-05 USATF Junior National Outdoor T&F Championships »
1:54.77 1st   2014-06-26 AAU Region 15 National Qualifier »
1:52.03 5th   2014-06-21 Brooks PR Invitational »
1:51.24 1st   2014-06-05 Great Southwest Classic »
1:50.98 1st   2014-05-30 MSHSAA Class 3 & 4 State Track & Field Championships »
1:56.65 1st   2014-05-24 Class 3 Sectional 2 »
2:00.69 1st   2014-05-17 Class 3 District 3 »
2:02.25 1st   2014-05-06 AAA Conference Championship »
1:50.19 1st   2014-05-02 Marion Freeman Invitational »
1:54.30 1st   2014-04-26 Ladue Brusca/Strohbach Invitational »
1:53.36 1st   2014-04-16 Kansas Relays »
1:55.59 1st   2014-04-05 Holt Invitational »

 

6. Ishmael Muhammad (Oakcrest NJ - 2014)

800 Meter Run (Graph) 1:48.52
1:50.47 7th   2014-06-13 New Balance Outdoor Nationals »
1:48.52 1st   2014-06-04 NJSIAA State Meet Of Champions »
1:50.65 1st   2014-05-30 NJSIAA Groups - 1, 3 & NP B »
1:55.67 1st   2014-05-23 NJSIAA Sectionals - South - Groups 2 & 3 »
1:54.15 1st   2014-05-15 Cape-Atlantic League Championships »
1:57.82 1st   2014-05-08 Atlantic County Championships »
1:58.39 4th   2014-02-17 NJSIAA Group Championships »
1:57.80 1st   2014-02-05 SJTCA Open Meet #2 »
1:58.08 2nd   2014-02-01 NJSIAA Sectional Championships - South Gr. 1&2 »
1:55.24 1st   2014-01-27 SJTCA Open Meet #3 »

 

7. Joe White (DePaul Catholic NJ - 2014)

800 Meter Run (Graph) 1:48.75
1:51.23 9th Prelims 2014-07-05 USATF Junior National Outdoor T&F Championships »
1:54.73 9th   2014-06-21 Brooks PR Invitational »
1:48.75 2nd   2014-06-13 New Balance Outdoor Nationals »
1:49.08 2nd   2014-06-04 NJSIAA State Meet Of Champions »
1:52.22 1st   2014-05-30 NJSIAA Groups - 2, 4 & NP A »
1:55.63 1st   2014-05-23 NJSIAA Sectionals - Non-Public - North A&B South A »
1:52.13 1st   2014-05-13 Passaic County Championships »
1:52.94 1st   2014-05-02 Big North League Championships - United/Patriot/American »
2:03.48 28th   2014-03-14 New Balance Nationals Indoor »
1:53.95 1st   2014-03-01 NJSIAA Meet of Champions »
1:53.76 2nd   2014-02-24 80th Eastern States Championships »
2:01.14 1st   2014-02-17 NJSIAA Group Championships »
1:55.80 3rd   2014-02-04 The Varsity Classic »
1:58.00 1st   2014-01-26 Passaic County Championships »
2:01.40 1st   2014-01-13 Big North League Championships »

 

8. Robert Ford (San Antonio Johnson TX - 2014)

800 Meter Run (Graph) 1:50.04
1:50.26 5th Prelims 2014-07-05 USATF Junior National Outdoor T&F Championships »
1:50.04 5th   2014-07-05 USATF Junior National Outdoor T&F Championships »
1:51.17 3rd   2014-06-21 Brooks PR Invitational »
1:52.01 2nd   2014-05-09 UIL Track and Field Championship »
1:53.60 1st   2014-04-25 Region 4-5A Meet »
1:56.11 1st   2014-04-16 District 25-26 Area Meet 5A »
1:52.15 1st   2014-03-22 Alamo Relays »
1:52.04 3rd   2014-03-14 New Balance Nationals Indoor »
1:52.80 1st   2014-03-08 Judson Invitational »
1:53.94 1st   2014-02-27 San Antonio South San Meet »
1:57.16 1st   2014-02-20 San Antonio Northside Meet #2 »
1:55.83 1st   2014-02-14 San Antonio North East Meet »
1:54.48 2nd   2014-01-18 Arkansas High School Invitational »