Brooks PR Event-By-Event Preview

 Boys 800m

The Favorite

With seven boys seeded at 1:49- 1:50 there is no heavy favorite this year. The fastest seed time is out of Billings, MT in Dawson LaRance, who's run 1:49.63. But you can't forget about the first boy to go sub-4 in 2017, Texas' Reed Brown. Brown barely runs the 800m, but has a respectable PR of 1:53.41. As if breaking four wasn't enough, Brown is looking to become the eight boy in high school history to go sub-9 in the 3200m and sub 1:50 in the 800m. 

The Contenders

Georgia's Everett Smulders has had one of the more impressive breakout years of the 2016-2017 campaign as his PB from the fall was a 1:57.01. Smulders now owns a PB of 1:50.7 and is ready for more elite competition to step up his PB to another notch. Also, watch out for freshman national class record holder Brandon Miller, who ran 1:50.8 in just his first year of high school competition.

The Prediction 

Look out for this to be a fast race since there's no dominant standout.  With six boys that own 1:50 PBs everybody is going to be looking to finally break that 1:50 barrier. Brown might not lead the race through 400m, but look for his strong kick to get him to the front of the pack in the final 100m.

The Field


Dawson LaRance

SRBillings, MT1:49.63

Heston Anderson

SRSpanish Fork, UT1:50.26

Cade Bethmann

SRArlington, TX1:50.50

Alex Scales

JRSan Jose, CA1:50.64

Everett Smulders

SRAtlanta, GA1:50.70

Brigham Cardon

SRSelah, WA1:50.74

Haden Penrod

SRSpringville, UT1:50.79

Brandon Miller

FRSt. Louis, MO1:50.84

Daniel Maton

SOCamus, WA1:51.48

Devan Kirk

SRShoreline, WA1:51.76

Noah Wallace

SRLake Stevens, WA1:52.61

Reed Brown

SRSouthlake, TX1:53.41
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