Robbie Andrews, Millrose 2009, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Last night, at a reception for the adidas Grand Prix and NYC 10k, I had a few moments with
our friend, Walt Murphy. Walt and I were considering the possibilities of the men's 800 meter final, between Wheating and Andrews. Shall we dare say it-perhaps a 1:43? Should be a race for the ages!
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Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 14:55:31 EDT
Subject: NCAA Semis--Andrews 1:45.54!
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Virginia freshman Robby Andrews, who just turned 19 at the end of March, ran an amazing 1:45.54 to win his semi-final race in the 800 on the opening day of the NCAA Div.I Championships. His time moves him into 3rd place on the All-Time U.S. Junior List(see below and attached). The table is now set for a potentially great final, with Andrews facing Oregon senior Andrew Wheating. Andrews surprised Wheating in the final five meters to win the NCAA Indoor title in March.
WIth both runners fond of coming from far off the pace, the scene for Friday's final at Hayward Field will be reminiscent of the 2008 Olympic Trials, where Wheating came from behind in the stretch to join fellow Oregonians Nick Symmonds and Christian Smith on the U.S. team in one of the most electric races in U.S. history.
Complete results from Friday can be found at:
Field event action resumes today at 3pmPT(6pmET), with the first running event going off at 4:15pmPT(7:15pmET).
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Thanks to John Blackburn for pointing out that I omitted Penn State freshman Cas Loxsom from the All-Time U.S. Junior 800 list. Loxsom, who ran 1:46.74 last month, was eliminated in his semi-final race in Eugene.
ALL-TIME U.S. JUNIOR LIST--MEN'S 800
1:44.3h' Jim Ryun Kansas 1966
1:45.34 Jose Parrilla Tennessee 1991
1:45.54 Robby Andrews Virginia 2010
1:46.42 Tony Tufariello Villanova 1978
1:46.45 Michael Granville Cal. H.S. 1996
1:46.5h Mark Winzenreid Wisconsin 1968
1:46.58 George Kersh Miss. H.S. 1987
1:46.67 David Mack Oregon 1980
1:46.74 Cas Loxsom Penn State 2010
1:46.99 Gabe Jennings Stanford 1998
1:47.0h' Bob Smith LSU 1972
1:47.0h Jason Van Swol Illinois 1999
1:47.1h# Keith Colburn Harvard 1967
1:47.1h Mark Belger Villanova 1975
1:47.14 John Marshall Villanova 1982
h-hand time, '-880y-.6s, #-en route to 880y.
Thanks to John Blackburn for pointing out that I omitted Penn State freshman Cas Loxsom from the All-Time U.S. Junior 800 list. Loxsom was eliminated in his semi-final race in Eugene.