Contenders v. Defenders: 3A

Boys 800

2016 Winner: Gary Ross (Oxon Hill) 1:56.36

One of the true breakout performers of 2016, Ross has taken another step forward as a senior, establishing himself as one of the best mid-distance runners in the DMV. His 1:53.76 personal best at the Northern Virginia Invitational still leads all Maryland runners. No 3A runner has gone under 1:58 so far this outdoor season.