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The Wild Florida 800m

This was one wild race. 

St. Thomas Aquinas High School's (FL) Cha'iel Johnson took the race out from the gun, pulling the field into a single file line early. Over the first 400m, Johnson had opened up almost a 30-meter lead on the next closest runner.  

With 300m to go, though, Coral Reef High School's (FL) Krystal Rodriguez began to reel her back in.

As Johnson got to 200m, Rodriguez was giving chase. Then the gap closed even more at 100m.

In the final 50 meters, Rodriguez hit the gas hard for one final push. In the final meters of the race, Johnson dove for the line, but in the end it wouldn't be enough to hold off the surging Rodriguez, who would come through just 0.86 seconds ahead.

The duo scored times of  2:09.91 and  2:10.05, respectively, which were the second- and third-fastest times of the week. Their times currently rank No. 17 and No. 18 in the nation on the season. 

Watch the exciting race above and check out more from the meet in the links below. 

    Related FHSAA 4A Region 4 Links:

    The Week's Fastest 100m - US Top 5 400m - New State Record 4x8 -HOME - Blazing Fast 200m

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    Girls 800m Finals Top 4: 

    1Krystal Rodriguez12Coral Reef HS2:09.911
    2Cha'iel Johnson10St. Thomas Aquinas HS2:10.051
    3Britney Chatfield12St. Thomas Aquinas HS2:13.681
    4Jaellene Burgess10Coral Reef HS2:16.951