On Thursday night Passaic HS junior Luis Peralta won the Dominican National Championship in the 800m with a major career best time of 1:50.62! That is the fastest high school 800m performance by far this season. You can watch the outstanding run in the video above shared by Passaic Public Schools. The meet took place at Olimpico Juan Pablo Duarte found in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Peralta opened his season a week ago at the Arcadia Invitational where he posted a 4:16.62 in the mile. His previous outdoor 800m best heading into the Dominican Republic meet was a 1:53.09 from the NJSIAA Group State Championships his sophomore season. This past indoor he won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions and finished third overall at New Balance Nationals Indoor with a break through time of 1:51.74.