Rey Rivera Wins 800m 1:52.18 US#4

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Rey Rivera crossed the line a full two seconds ahead of the field at 1:52.18 US#4 on Saturday to win his second straight 800 meter Meet of Champions title. He now has four of those championships between indoor and outdoors. 

Rivera entered the race with the meet record in mind, a 1:51.72 by Issac Clark of Pleasantville in 2013, and despite falling just short of that mark he is now ranked fourth all-time at the John Bennett track. With this solid performance, an indoor PR, Rivera has some great momentum coming off this performance heading into Easterns and Nationals these upcoming weeks. 

Also in this race, Haig Rickerby of McNair Academic capped off his own great state season, now NJ#2 this season with a 1:54.45. 

800 Meter Results

1Rey Rivera12Old Bridge HS1:52.183
2Haig Rickerby12McNair Academic HS1:54.453
3Eric Barnes12Egg Harbor Twp HS1:56.433
4Kevin Heredia11Clifton HS1:56.442
5Jalen Jones11Burlington Twp. HS1:56.462
6Will Phinney12Ridge HS1:57.083
7Billy Hill12Franklin Twp. HS1:57.693
8Atharv Kulkarni11West Windsor-Plainsboro North HS1:57.742
9Charles Maree12Marlboro HS1:58.131
10Thomas Perretta12Pope John XXIII HS1:58.143
11Jacob Tyndale11Rancocas Valley Reg HS1:58.452
12Greg Gibbs12Union Catholic Reg. HS1:58.522
13Kevin Fox12Moorestown HS1:59.093
14Gunnar Pearson12Barnegat Twp. HS1:59.532
15Aaron Cooper12Willingboro HS1:59.851
16Aiden Lewis12North Brunswick HS1:59.933
17Sawyer Tadano12Madison HS1:59.982
18Srithanay Parvataneni11Holmdel HS2:00.232
19Branden Roach12Union Catholic Reg. HS2:00.301
20Corey McGhie12Rahway HS2:01.063
21Marcus Hardy10McNair Academic HS2:01.322
22Patrick Weiss12Vernon Twp HS2:01.471
23Damien Dilcher11Brick Twp HS2:02.193
24Jun Omiya11Don Bosco Prep2:02.731
25Drake Anzano12Christian Brothers Academy2:03.152
26Aidin Hendriks12Egg Harbor Twp HS2:03.503
27Connor Secora12Bergen Catholic HS2:04.211
28Eric Velasquez12A. L. Johnson HS2:04.361
29Josh Munoz11Northern Valley HS - Demarest2:04.582
30Sean May10Bishop Eustace Prep2:05.261
31Ben Vasquez11Pingry School2:07.801
32Drew Reilly12St. Rose HS2:08.361
33Sean Wang12Pingry School2:09.111
34Ryan Downey12Whippany Park HS2:09.672
35Colin Hall11Mendham HS2:10.331