2013 Arcadia Invitational – 18 Boys Go Sub-9

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by LetsRun.com
April 7, 2013

Last year, we were amazed when 16 boys broke 9:00 flat for 3,200 at the Arcadia Invitational:

MB: It’s Official – 9:00 Is What 9:15 Was 20 Years Ago – 16 Boys Break 9:00 At Arcadia 

Well Aracadia lived up to they hype once again this year as 18-boys, including two not in the top heat, broke 9:00 for 3,200.

The winner was Ben Saarel of Utah who used a 55 second last lap and 4:14 last 1,600 to win in 8:45.74, a nearly 10-second improvement over his 8:55.30 pb. Saarel, who will run for Mark Wetmore at Colorado at Colorado last year, was fourth at Foot Lockers last fall in cross country.

The sub-9 performers are listed below:

2013 Arcadia Sub-9 Runners For 3,200
1 Saarel, Ben 12 Park City (Ut) 8:45.74
8:18.978 (8:18.978) 8:45.739 (26.762)
2 Montoya, Bernie 12 Cibola (Az) 8:47.07
8:19.283 (8:19.283) 8:47.064 (27.782)
3 Haney, Blake 11 Stockdale /ce 8:48.58
8:20.480 (8:20.480) 8:48.576 (28.096)
4 Thomson, Jacob 12 Holy Cross (Ky) 8:48.73
8:20.353 (8:20.353) 8:48.724 (28.372)
5 Keelan, Jack 12 St Ignatius (Il) 8:50.74
8:21.290 (8:21.290) 8:50.732 (29.443)
6 Hardy, Joe 11 Seattle Prep (Wa) 8:51.01
8:21.106 (8:21.106) 8:51.008 (29.903)
7 Trouard, Andy 12 Salpointe (Az) 8:51.26
8:20.860 (8:20.860) 8:51.258 (30.398)
8 Baker, Brock 12 Oakland (Tn) 8:51.75
8:20.704 (8:20.704) 8:51.746 (31.043)
9 Freeman, Christian 12 Carlsbad /sd 8:52.65
8:22.215 (8:22.215) 8:52.646 (30.432)
10 Leingang, Jake 12 Bismarck (Nd) 8:52.94
8:21.683 (8:21.683) 8:52.933 (31.250)
11 Gonzalez, Juan 12 El Toro /ss 8:54.01
8:23.152 (8:23.152) 8:54.002 (30.851)
12 Kauppila, Noah 11 Marquette (Mo) 8:54.45
8:23.418 (8:23.418) 8:54.450 (31.032)
13 Gilley, Trevor 12 Southlke Crl(TX) 8:56.07
8:24.102 (8:24.102) 8:56.064 (31.963)
14 Perrin, Zach 12 Flathead (Mt) 8:57.68
8:26.511 (8:26.511) 8:57.677 (31.166)
15 Burcham, Jacob 12 Cabell Midland (Wv) 8:59.28
8:22.617 (8:22.617) 8:59.275 (36.659)
16 Heslington, Jake 12 Timpanogos (Ut) 8:59.73
8:27.910 (8:27.910) 8:59.727 (31.818)
Slow Heat
1 Peterman, Adam 12 Hellgate (Mt) 8:57.10
8:25.681 (8:25.681) 8:57.097 (31.417)
2 Lawson, John 12 Drake /nc 8:58.19
8:26.356 (8:26.356) 8:58.185 (31.829)

The fast-times were of course non unexpected. Arcadia is sort of the “Stanford” of HS running in that tons of people fly out there to run in pristine conditions. Messageboard poster “Another Option” did some great research and determined that at least 10 guys had already gone sub-9 coming into the race:
Top Pre-Meet 3200 Times (some converted from 2 mile) According to “Another Option”
8:48.25 Bernie Montoya
8:51.23 Jake Leingang
8:51.78 Jacob Thompson
8:54.65 Blake Haney
8:55.22 Joe Hardy
8:55.24 Zach Perrin
8:55.30 Ben Saarel
8:55.86 Jack Keelan
8:57.73 Jacob Burcham
8:58.51 Brock Baker
9:01.24 Sam Wharton
9:01.96 Aaron Templeton
9:02.80 Connor Sorrells
9:03.09 Tyler Yunk
9:03.81 Andy Trouard
9:04.78 Elijah Armstrong
9:06.05 Joe Sansone
9:06.49 Nick Elswick
9:07.39 Grant Nykaza
9:07.65 Juan Gonzalez
9:08.03 Ben Huffman
9:08.28 Jack Boyle
9:09.11 Christian Freeman
9:09.12 Yohaness Estifanos
9:11.53 Tom Rooney
9:11.59 Noah Kauppila
9:12.07 Trevor Gilley
9:14.88 Connor Mantz
9:17.34 Jake Heslington
9:32.14 Chuk Mitchell

In the girls 3,200, two time NXN champ Sarah Baxter (who beat Mary Cain at NXN this year), won the 3,200 in 10:08.76 and split a 4:52 in the 4 x 1600.

Full 2013 Arcadia Results can be downloaded at the link on the left. They also are embedded below.

More: MB: *Arcadia 3,200 *Ben Saarel Arcadia Champ – 8:45 with 55 last lap, 4:14 second mile. *Saugus at Arcadia, WOW!  (talks about Baxter’s 4:52)

 


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