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June 9, 2001 at American River College, Sacramento CA

Golden West Invitational

Pix Page: Boys 800 meters

US#1 Johnathon Johnson wins 2nd straight GWI

Boys - Girls



Start: Four favorites get underway: (from left) Swedish exchange student Jan Olszowy OR, who has shown
amazing range from a 10.7 100 meters to a 1:50 800 meters; defending national champion
and US#2 Johnathon Johnson TX, Said Ahmed MA, and Tim Hobbs IL.
The race was run in even splits of 55 seconds, with Johnson setting all the pace
Halfway. Johnson, Ahmed are 1-2
Ahmed chases Johnson down the backstretch of lap 2
Mid stretch. They can't catch Johnson, but many tried,
with four runners under 1:51 and eight at 1:52.43 or better.
FINISH (L to R) Olszowy, Johnson, Ahmed, and Hobbs


                           Event 21 Boys 800 Meter Run                          


          National: 1:46.45 Michael Granville  Bell Gardens (BG,CA) 1996       

        %     Meet: 1:46.58 George Kersh     Pearl (Pearl, MS)      1987       


                      Finals - Results  - Saturday 06/09/01                    


     PLACE ATHLETE NAME              YR SCHOOL                    TIME         

     ===== ========================= == ========================= =========    

         1 Johnson, Johnathan           Abilene (Abilene, TX)     1:50.00      

         2 Ahmed, Said                  English (Boston, MA)      1:50.46      

         3 Hobbs, Tim                   York (Elmhurst, IL)       1:50.85      

         4 Olszowy, Jan                 South (Eugene, OR)        1:50.92      

         5 Asafo-Agyei, Raphael         Don Lugo (Chino, CA)      1:51.86      

         6 Soule, Daniel                Pen. Catholic (Pnscla,FL) 1:51.89      

         7 Jaworski, Courtney           Curtis (Univ Place, WA)   1:52.23      

         8 Bates, Matt                  Los Gatos (Los Gatos, CA) 1:52.43      

         9 Brown, Chaz                  Parkway N (CreveCouer,MO) 1:54.21      

        10 Romaniuk, Justin             Suffern (Suffern, NY)     1:54.62      

        11 Schappert, Ken               Atlantic (Del Ray Bch,FL) 1:57.20      



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