2018 1A/2A State Meet Record Watch

2A Boys 800

Photo by Matthew Shannon

2A State Meet Record: 1:53.80 (Riley McDermott, Middletown, 2017)

Middletown Riley McDermott has only lost one outdoor 800 over the past two years, and that was a third-place finish at New Balance Nationals last June. McDermott ran 1:51 twice as a junior last season and 1:53.80 at the state meet, taking down the old meet record by over half a second. Does he have what it takes to do it again this season? Unlike last season, he won't be coming off the 1600 beforehand, so another 1:53 performance seems very much doable for McDermott in his last high school race on a Maryland track.