Very impressive performance. He has quite the potential, that's for sure. Possible state champion in the 400?
I don't usually pay enough attention to see what usually wins the 400 at states, but that has to be in contention. We are also interested in seeing how well he hangs on for an 800. With guys that have already run 1:56 and 1:58, he could give us a third very quick leg on a 4x800 relay. Then if we could get just one more guy down near 2:00 (I think our next 4 guys have been 2:04-2:07).
There is no doubt in my mind he's a very good 800m runner. Trick is to get him to jog the first around :60 and not :55.
7:50-8:00 is a state title contender in the 4x800m....
From the 2009 NY state championships:
400: 48.2 was the winning time
800: 1:50 was the winning time
4x800: 7:44 was the winning time; 7:48 2nd; 7:50 3rd
Looks like he would be a very strong contender for winning the 400. Especially since he still seems to be improving.
Last year, Liverpool won in 7:44; we can't even dream about that. As you may know, HF-L went 7:56 last year, to win the State Qs here. They should be faster this year, with Deir and Mangan even better, Hoose looking good (4:33 mile at our invitational) and I'm sure they can come up with a fourth.
R-H was going to be the team to beat, but they lost their top guy to mono and have some other injury/illness issues.
So, in our dual meet that we had wrapped up before the 200 last night, Brycen ran the 4x800 relay. I put together 5 teams, 2 including our fastest 8 available runners and had Brycen anchor the relay that I expected to be about 10 seconds behind. It turned out to be behind by 15 and the other anchor ran 2:09. Brycen ran just under 1:56 and almost caught him. Incredible.
Wow ... nothing much more to say. What a talent!
Sounds like h has demonstrated outstanding performance in the 100, 200, 400, 800, and long jump (so far).