by John Dye
Jamestown VA sr Bryce Ruiz came a long way for the Hispanic
Games and he had a busy day. First up was
the 3200, where he was in and out of the lead until the bell lap.
A couple of hours later he was honored in the Leaders of Tomorrow
ceremony, but couldn't bask in the glory long because the mile was
ready to start. Stripping down to his running uniform, Ruiz rushed
to the starting line and led early before
fading to 8th in 4:30.
In the 3200, Ruiz appeared poised to win before John Jay East Fishkill
soph Hakon Devries kicked on the bell lap and won impressively
(left) in 9:24.30 for his second straight victory at the
Armory. (12/15 Bishop Loughlin 9:36.57). "I've
got to work on that," said Ruiz about his own kick.
Ruiz led the first half of the race with splits of 2:22 and 4:45.
Then, Brewster sr Frank Macreery, just accepted to Princeton, moved
up to challenge and take the lead on lap 11. Macreery and Ruiz see-sawed
for 4 more laps, but Devries was closing on lap 15 and struck decisively
at the bell.
|Ruiz sets the pace for the first half
|Macreery takes lead on lap 11
It's a 3-man race late between Ruiz, Macreery, and Devries
Hakon Devries wins
Ruiz breaks on top in mile in his last chore
of the day
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