I was at the meet. It was obvious that Robby wasn't concerned at all with time. He didn't lead until around the last lap after a 55 second opening quarter.
Easing into racing...that was very easy for him.
A dominating victory:
Men 800 Meter Run
1 Andrews, Robby Unattached X1:51.41
2 Parker, Christopher Lafayette 1:53.40 10
3 Williams, Michael Princeton 1:53.64 8
4 Paternostro, Bradley Princeton 1:53.75 6
5 Perrier, Gregory Manhattan 1:53.99 5
6 Bekelja, Mato PENN 1:56.16 4
7 Guiod, Matt Lock Haven 1:56.62 3
8 Owusu-Mensah, Prince Virginia Sta 1:56.72 2
9 Pittman, Justin Virginia Sta 1:57.49 1
In a low key season opener! Andrews isn't the kind of guy who comes out and solos a 1:46 in his first race.
Just for comparison, he opened with a 1:19.35 600 in 2010 indoors. By the end of outdoor he had run 1:45.54.
Still hardly newsworthy
I'm sure that kid from Loch Haven was going to be the next David Rudisha before keg parties derailed him.