A year ago as a 7th grader Jamel Brown ran a 2:00 800m at the AAU Junior Olympic Games where he took 2nd overall. Yesterday he was able to improve on that mark breaking the 2 minute barrier placing 3rd in the Donna Davis 800m in 1:58.82.
The race was competitive from start to finish as Alex Tillock (IL) was able to pull away from Brown, Dillon Leacock, Viktor Idhammar and hold off a late charge from Camren Stamp who would all cross the line in 1:58.
Brown's mark is the fastest 800m mark from a North Carolina middle schooler and the first under 2:00. All-American Project teammate Christien Stamp will also crack the top 10 on that list from this event running an impressive 2:04.79.
|BOYS 800 METER RUN FINALS|
|1||Alex Tillock||11||Unattached - IL||1:57.27||3|
|2||Camren Stamp||11||Unattached NC (Club)||1:58.68||3|
|3||Jamel Brown||8||Unattached NC (Club)||1:58.82||3|
|4||Viktor Idhammar||11||Unattached NC (Club)||1:58.84||3|
|5||Dillon Leacock||11||Unattached NC (Club)||1:58.95||3|
|6||Kendall Harris||9||Unattached NC (Club)||2:03.83||2|
|7||Christien Stamp||8||Unattached NC (Club)||2:04.79||3|
|8||Spencer Young||11||Unattached NC (Club)||2:05.20||1|