Hoey's The One To Beat: Top 500 Boys' 800 Meter Returnees

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Little stood in the way of Bishop Shanahan's Josh Hoey on the track in his junior season. Hoey outkicked Carlisle's Noah Affolder for the 800 meter indoor state title last year. Hoey went 1:52.21 for the victory. He then rolled to an outdoor state title before dropping a PR of 1:49.37. This indoor season, Hoey is the nation's top returner in half mile and he'll be the heavy favorite to repeat as state champ.

But Pennsylvania, of course, is never lacking for the 800 meter talent.

From the second of three heats came Quakertown's Hudson Delisle, who won the heat and placed third overall in 1:54.99. He followed that stunning performance up with another third place finish at outdoor states in 1:52.01. Look for Delisle to be a factor on the state and national scene this indoor season.

Photo by Jerome Lowery

Wyomissing's Joe Cullen (fifth), Owen J. Roberts' Liam Conway (sixth), Pennridge's Matt Eissler (seventh), and Neumann Goretti's Kamil Jihad (eighth) are other returning medalists from indoor states in the 800 meters. Cullen, Conway, and Jihad each eventually dropped sub-1:54 times outdoors and should figure into the state conversation once again. Jihad was third in AA at outdoor states. Milton's Tyler Leeser took second in AA at outdoor states and will look to have a strong indoor season.

Among the other state qualifiers from last season are Saint Joseph's Prep's Robert Dupell, Central Bucks West's Jake Claricurzio, Greensburg Salem's Dylan Binda, Pottsville's Collin Ebling, and Pennsbury's Jed Scratchard. Other contenders in this deep field are Central Bucks East's Marc Motter, Bishop Shanahan's Logan Yoquinto, North Penn's Daniel Santiago, and Mifflin County's Seth Phillips.

Watch the third heat of the boys' 800 meters at last year's PTFCA Indoor State Championship and check out the top 500 returners in the event below:

800 Meter Run

Rank Time Athlete/Team Grade Meet Date Place
1 1:52.21
Bishop Shanahan
2018
2 1:54.99
Quakertown
2018
3 1:55.79
Wyomissing Area
2018
4 1:55.87
Owen J. Roberts
2018
5 1:56.05
Pennridge
2019
6 1:56.10
Neumann Goretti
2018
7 1:56.32
Carlisle
2019
8 1:56.92
Pottsville Area
2018
9 1:57.35
Central Bucks West
2018
10 1:57.55
Central Bucks East
2018
11 1:57.60
Pennsbury
2018
12 1:58.27
Saint Joseph's Prep
2018
13 1:58.41
Bishop Shanahan
2018
14 1:58.75
North Penn
2018
15 1:59.40
Mifflin County High School
2019
16 1:59.55
Greensburg Salem
2019
17 1:59.71
Upper Darby
2018
18 1:59.81
North Allegheny
2018
19 1:59.94
Chester
2018
20 2:00.13
Great Valley
2018
20 2:00.13
Methacton
2018
22 2:00.43
Saint Joseph's Prep
2018
23 2:01.10
Pennsbury
2018
24 2:01.27
Neshaminy
2018
25 2:01.52
Pennsbury
2018
26 2:01.54
LaSalle College High School
2018
27 2:01.58
Juniata
2020
28 2:01.81
Chartiers Valley
2019
29 2:02.08
Downingtown West
2018
30 2:02.26
Mount Lebanon
2018
31 2:02.45
Chester
2020
32 2:02.50
Winchester Thurston
2018
33 2:02.61
Riverside (7)
2019
34 2:02.62
Hampton
2019
34 2:02.62
LaSalle College High School
2019
36 2:02.71
Abington Heights
2018
36 2:02.71
Boyertown
2018
38 2:02.80
Twin Valley
2019
39 2:02.81
Abington
2018
40 2:03.04
Central Bucks East
2019
41 2:03.08
Lower Merion
2018
42 2:03.20
Twin Valley
2019
43 2:03.23
Council Rock South
2019
44 2:03.28
Hershey
2018
45 2:03.60
Abington
2018
46 2:03.76
Germantown Friends School
2018
47 2:03.82
Greensburg Salem
2019
48 2:04.00
Strath Haven
2018
49 2:04.02
Kiski Area
2018
50 2:04.29
Southern Lehigh
2018
51 2:04.39
Bradford Area
2019
52 2:04.41
Haverford Township HS
2019
53 2:04.42
Indiana Area
2019
54 2:04.47
Wissahickon
2019
55 2:04.48
Lower Merion
2019
56 2:04.50
Saint Joseph's Prep
2018
57 2:04.53
Upper Merion
2019
58 2:04.59
Upper Saint Clair
2019
59 2:04.60
Carlisle
2019
60 2:05.00
LaSalle College High School
2018
61 2:05.13
Neshaminy
2018
62 2:05.14
Central Bucks West
2019
63 2:05.19
Glen Mills Schools
2018
64 2:05.23
Downingtown East
2019
65 2:05.32
Manheim Township
2019
66 2:05.70
Quakertown
2019
67 2:05.74
Northampton Area
2018
68 2:05.80
Mifflin County High School
2018
69 2:05.83
Butler
2018
70 2:05.85
Norristown
2018
71 2:06.05
LaSalle College High School
2018
72 2:06.06
Ephrata
2020
73 2:06.09
The Haverford School for Boys
2019
74 2:06.18
Greensburg Salem
2019
75 2:06.25
South Fayette High School
2018
76 2:06.28
Coatesville
2018
77 2:06.31
Western Wayne
2018
78 2:06.35
Paul Robeson School for Human Services
2018
79 2:06.39
Greater Latrobe
2018
80 2:06.40
Archbishop Ryan
2018
81 2:06.45
Mount Lebanon
2018
82 2:06.63
North Penn
2018
83 2:06.66
Slippery Rock Area
2018
84 2:06.70
Chambersburg
2019
85 2:06.72
Upper Moreland
2018
86 2:06.75
Bensalem
2019
87 2:06.77
Belle Vernon
2019
87 2:06.77
LaSalle College High School
2018
89 2:06.82
Bishop Shanahan
2020
90 2:06.99
Ephrata
2018
91 2:07.01
Midas Track Club
2018
92 2:07.30
State College Area High School
2019
93 2:07.41
Garnet Valley
2020
93 2:07.41
LaSalle College High School
2019
95 2:07.43
Council Rock North
2018
96 2:07.49
Seneca
2019
97 2:07.52
Devon Preparatory School
2019
98 2:07.63
Penncrest
2018
99 2:07.70
Millersburg
2019
100 2:07.79
Council Rock South
2018
101 2:07.80
Cardinal O'Hara
2018
102 2:07.99
LaSalle College High School
2019
103 2:08.02
Hempfield (3)
2018
103 2:08.02
Cumberland Valley
2018
105 2:08.21
Mount Carmel Area
2018
106 2:08.22
Roman Catholic
2018
107 2:08.24
Abington Heights
2018
108 2:08.72
Spring Ford
2018
109 2:08.76
Conestoga
2019
110 2:08.78
Methacton
2018
111 2:08.81
Hempfield (3)
2018
112 2:08.89
Lower Dauphin
2018
113 2:08.91
Mercersburg Academy
2018
114 2:08.92
Roman Catholic
2019
115 2:09.10
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2019
116 2:09.21
Jenkintown
2019
117 2:09.23
Owen J. Roberts
2019
117 2:09.23
Penn Wood
2018
119 2:09.29
Upper Darby
2018
120 2:09.34
Archbishop Carroll
2020
121 2:09.42
LaSalle College High School
2018
122 2:09.52
Neshaminy
2018
123 2:09.54
Haverford Township HS
2019
124 2:09.57
William Tennent
2018
125 2:09.60
Northern
2019
125 2:09.60
Butler
2018
127 2:09.70
Bensalem
2018
128 2:09.71
Twin Valley
2018
129 2:09.72
Winchester Thurston
2020
129 2:09.72
Pennsbury
2018
131 2:09.73
Milton Area
2018
132 2:09.85
Hatboro Horsham
2018
133 2:09.90
North Penn
2018
134 2:09.92
Overbrook
2018
135 2:09.96
North Allegheny
2020
136 2:10.24
Downingtown West
2019
137 2:10.28
Marion Center Area
2018
137 2:10.28
Central Bucks West
2019
139 2:10.32
Neshaminy
2019
140 2:10.39
Perkiomen Valley
2019
141 2:10.62
Pleasant Valley High School
2018
142 2:10.64
Great Valley
2019
143 2:10.67
Pittsburgh Central Catholic
2020
144 2:10.75
Ephrata
2019
145 2:10.77
Chartiers Valley
2019
146 2:10.86
Cheltenham
2019
146 2:10.86
Boyertown
2018
146 2:10.86
Upper Saint Clair
2019
149 2:10.95
Chambersburg
2019
150 2:10.97
Kiski Area
2018
151 2:11.00
Hershey
2019
152 2:11.02
Parkland
2018
152 2:11.02
Haverford Township HS
2020
154 2:11.03
Neshaminy
2019
155 2:11.20
Norristown
2018
156 2:11.31
Episcopal Academy
2019
156 2:11.31
Glen Mills Schools
2018
158 2:11.35
Pittsburgh Central Catholic
2018
159 2:11.36
North Penn
2018
160 2:11.47
Schuylkill Valley
2018
161 2:11.55
Greencastle-Antrim
2018
162 2:11.59
Germantown Academy
2018
162 2:11.59
Germantown Friends School
2018
164 2:11.60
State College Area High School
2018
165 2:11.80
State College Area High School
2020
166 2:11.84
Father Judge
2020
167 2:11.88
Central Bucks West
2019
167 2:11.88
Swenson Arts & Technology
2018
169 2:11.90
Bradford Area
2020
170 2:11.98
Twin Valley
2020
171 2:12.00
Spring Ford
2018
172 2:12.13
Plymouth Whitemarsh
2019
173 2:12.17
Mount Lebanon
2018
174 2:12.18
Bradford Area
2020
175 2:12.22
Radnor
2020
176 2:12.34
Saint Joseph's Prep
2020
177 2:12.36
Tamaqua Area
2018
177 2:12.36
Great Valley
2019
179 2:12.39
Strath Haven
2019
180 2:12.46
Penn Wood
2020
181 2:12.49
Central Bucks East
2019
182 2:12.50
State College Area High School
2019
183 2:12.51
Pennridge
2020
184 2:12.52
Strath Haven
2019
185 2:12.55
Cedar Crest
2020
186 2:12.56
The Haverford School for Boys
2019
187 2:12.60
Mifflin County High School
2019
188 2:12.66
Indiana Area
2018
189 2:12.67
Springfield Township (Montco)
2019
190 2:12.72
Central Bucks East
2018
191 2:12.75
North Penn
2019
192 2:12.78
Southern Lehigh
2019
193 2:12.83
Cumberland Valley
2018
194 2:12.84
Lower Merion
2018
195 2:12.85
Shenango
2018
196 2:12.86
Pleasant Valley High School
2018
197 2:12.93
Canon-McMillan
2018
198 2:13.00
Mars Area
2019
198 2:13.00
Church Farm School
2020
200 2:13.04
Dock Mennonite Academy
2018
201 2:13.06
Hempfield (3)
2020
202 2:13.07
Avon Grove
2020
203 2:13.17
William Allen
2018
204 2:13.23
New Castle
2018
205 2:13.27
Neumann Goretti
2018
206 2:13.29
William Tennent
2018
207 2:13.30
Central Bucks South
2020
208 2:13.37
Downingtown East
2018
209 2:13.44
Norristown
2018
210 2:13.51
Southern Columbia Area
2019
211 2:13.54
Boyertown
2018
212 2:13.55
Pennridge
2019
213 2:13.56
Boyertown
2018
213 2:13.56
Upper Moreland
2019
215 2:13.62
Wissahickon
2019
216 2:13.63
Roman Catholic
2020
217 2:13.74
Cedar Cliff
2019
218 2:13.76
William Tennent
2018
219 2:13.79
Penncrest
2020
220 2:13.80
Delaware Valley
2018
220 2:13.80
Northern
2018
222 2:13.86
Pleasant Valley High School
2018
223 2:13.90
Upper Dublin
2018
224 2:13.94
Twin Valley
2019
225 2:13.96
Central Bucks South
2019
226 2:14.03
Nazareth Area
2018
227 2:14.09
Cathedral Prep
2019
228 2:14.14
Methacton
2020
229 2:14.21
Unionville
2020
230 2:14.24
Unionville
2019
231 2:14.30
Norristown
2020
232 2:14.35
Hempfield Area (7)
2019
232 2:14.35
Perkiomen Valley
2018
234 2:14.57
Hill-Freedman World Academy
2020
235 2:14.58
Bensalem
2019
236 2:14.59
Central Bucks South
2020
236 2:14.59
Perkiomen Valley
2018
238 2:14.62
Spring Ford
2019
239 2:14.66
Montrose
2018
240 2:14.70
Hamburg Area
2018
241 2:14.80
Bensalem
2020
242 2:14.96
Central Dauphin
2020
243 2:15.01
Germantown Academy
2019
244 2:15.02
Upper Moreland
2019
245 2:15.03
Souderton Area
2019
246 2:15.09
Bensalem
2018
247 2:15.10
Cheltenham
2018
248 2:15.14
Owen J. Roberts
2020
249 2:15.16
Reading
2018
249 2:15.16
Pottsgrove
2019
251 2:15.18
Coatesville
2020
252 2:15.21
Mount Lebanon
2020
253 2:15.25
Southern Lehigh
2019
254 2:15.26
Chambersburg
2019
255 2:15.34
Canon-McMillan
2020
256 2:15.35
Springfield (Delco)
2018
257 2:15.36
Coatesville
2018
258 2:15.38
Strath Haven
2019
259 2:15.43
Crestwood
2018
260 2:15.51
Great Valley
2019
261 2:15.53
William Allen
2019
262 2:15.54
Council Rock North
2018
263 2:15.55
Father Judge
2018
264 2:15.56
Penn Charter
2019
264 2:15.56
Spring Ford
2018
266 2:15.63
Iroquois
2018
267 2:15.72
Kennett
2019
268 2:15.74
Roman Catholic
2018
269 2:15.89
Mars Area
2019
270 2:15.90
Lower Merion
2018
271 2:16.00
Masterman
2018
272 2:16.08
Girard College HS
2020
273 2:16.10
West Chester East
2019
274 2:16.16
Daniel Boone
2018
275 2:16.19
Harriton
2020
276 2:16.29
Reading
2018
277 2:16.33
Council Rock North
2018
277 2:16.33
Altoona Area
2018
279 2:16.38
Bradford Area
2018
280 2:16.45
Upper Darby
2019
281 2:16.54
Boyertown
2018
282 2:16.56
William Allen
2018
283 2:16.69
Downingtown East
2020
284 2:16.75
Upper Dublin
2019
285 2:16.76
Marian Catholic
2018
286 2:16.81
Bishop Shanahan
2018
287 2:16.84
Strath Haven
2019
288 2:16.87
Milton Hershey
2019
289 2:16.94
Chartiers Valley
2018
290 2:17.02
Hempfield (3)
2020
291 2:17.03
Wissahickon
2018
292 2:17.05
Springfield (Delco)
2019
293 2:17.11
Shenango
2019
294 2:17.18
Easton Area
2018
295 2:17.20
Manheim Township
2019
296 2:17.23
Upper Merion
2018
297 2:17.27
Kutztown Area
2019
298 2:17.33
Marian Catholic
2018
299 2:17.46
South Fayette High School
2018
300 2:17.63
Norristown
2019
301 2:17.66
McConnellsburg
2018
301 2:17.66
LaSalle College High School
2018
303 2:17.69
Neshaminy
2019
304 2:17.76
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2020
305 2:17.80
Elizabethtown Area
2020
305 2:17.80
Sharpsville Area
2018
307 2:17.81
Chester
2020
308 2:17.82
Father Judge
2020
309 2:17.83
Spring Ford
2018
309 2:17.83
Central Bucks South
2019
311 2:17.85
Cedar Crest
2018
312 2:17.86
The Haverford School for Boys
2018
313 2:17.88
Southern Lehigh
2019
314 2:17.91
Conestoga Valley
2019
315 2:17.92
William Allen
2020
316 2:17.93
Upper Darby
2018
317 2:17.96
Mifflinburg
2018
317 2:17.96
Council Rock North
2018
319 2:17.98
Kennett
2018
320 2:18.00
Father Judge
2019
321 2:18.13
Pennridge
2019
322 2:18.47
Wyomissing Area
2020
323 2:18.48
Cumberland Valley
2018
324 2:18.49
Twin Valley
2019
325 2:18.54
Freedom Area (7)
2019
326 2:18.59
Mercersburg Academy
2018
327 2:18.60
Father Judge
2019
328 2:18.62
Cathedral Prep
2019
328 2:18.62
Southern Lehigh
2018
330 2:18.64
Punxsutawney Area
2019
331 2:18.71
Penn Charter
2018
332 2:18.78
Bishop Shanahan
2018
333 2:18.97
Indiana Area
2020
334 2:18.98
Sun Valley
2019
334 2:18.98
Pottsville Area
2018
336 2:19.01
Coatesville
2018
337 2:19.04
Seneca
2018
338 2:19.06
Pittsburgh Central Catholic
2018
339 2:19.08
Germantown Friends School
2019
340 2:19.10
Council Rock North
2018
341 2:19.13
Downingtown East
2020
341 2:19.13
Baldwin
2019
343 2:19.18
Kennett
2019
344 2:19.19
West Chester Henderson
2020
345 2:19.20
Pennridge
2020
346 2:19.22
Carlisle
2019
347 2:19.24
Hatboro Horsham
2018
348 2:19.25
Punxsutawney Area
2019
349 2:19.26
Glen Mills Schools
2018
349 2:19.26
Pottsgrove
2019
351 2:19.40
Indiana Area
2018
352 2:19.42
Father Judge
2019
352 2:19.42
Friends' Central
2019
354 2:19.43
Pottsgrove
2019
355 2:19.48
Southern Columbia Area
2019
356 2:19.54
Pennridge
2019
357 2:19.56
Northern
2018
358 2:19.57
Ringgold
2018
359 2:19.58
Mifflinburg
2018
360 2:19.59
Avon Grove
2019
361 2:19.70
Penns Valley Area
2018
362 2:19.71
Indiana Area
2019
363 2:19.74
Hatboro Horsham
2019
364 2:19.75
Bethel Park
2019
364 2:19.75
Seneca Valley
2019
366 2:19.93
Archbishop Carroll
2019
367 2:19.94
Glen Mills Schools
2020
368 2:20.00
Bellefonte Area
2018
369 2:20.02
Holy Redeemer High School
2019
369 2:20.02
Cardinal O'Hara
2019
371 2:20.07
The Hill School
2018
372 2:20.08
LaSalle College High School
2020
373 2:20.10
State College Area High School
2019
374 2:20.14
Greencastle-Antrim
2018
374 2:20.14
Germantown Friends School
2018
376 2:20.17
Council Rock North
2019
377 2:20.22
Pennridge
2019
377 2:20.22
Butler
2019
379 2:20.23
Norristown
2019
380 2:20.29
Unionville
2018
381 2:20.31
Father Judge
2020
382 2:20.33
Glen Mills Schools
2018
383 2:20.36
Marple Newtown
2018
384 2:20.44
Easton Area
2018
385 2:20.47
Neshaminy
2020
386 2:20.51
Unionville
2020
387 2:20.54
Riverside (7)
2018
387 2:20.54
Pittsburgh Central Catholic
2018
389 2:20.57
Wyomissing Area
2020
390 2:20.60
Mechanicsburg Area High School
2019
390 2:20.60
New Castle
2019
392 2:20.62
Warwick
2018
393 2:20.65
Marple Newtown
2019
394 2:20.68
Greensburg Salem
2018
395 2:20.70
Abington Heights
2019
396 2:20.82
Sun Valley
2018
397 2:20.84
Dover
2018
398 2:20.93
Moniteau
2018
398 2:20.93
Spring Ford
2019
400 2:20.94
Strath Haven
2018
401 2:21.06
Haverford Township HS
2018
402 2:21.08
Meadville Area
2019
403 2:21.10
Downingtown West
2019
404 2:21.16
Methacton
2020
405 2:21.19
Penn Wood
2018
405 2:21.19
Hempfield Area (7)
2020
405 2:21.19
Conestoga Valley
2019
405 2:21.19
Daniel Boone
2018
409 2:21.31
Westtown School
2018
410 2:21.34
Lebanon
2020
411 2:21.41
Hempfield (3)
2018
412 2:21.42
Shenango
2018
413 2:21.43
Upper Darby
2018
414 2:21.47
Dock Mennonite Academy
2018
415 2:21.49
Motivation High School
2018
415 2:21.49
Greenville
2018
417 2:21.52
Bethel Park
2018
418 2:21.53
Danville Area
2018
418 2:21.53
Pennridge
2019
420 2:21.55
Delaware Valley
2019
421 2:21.64
Warwick
2020
422 2:21.91
Hatboro Horsham
2019
423 2:21.96
Fleetwood Area
2018
424 2:21.99
Wissahickon
2018
425 2:22.10
Fox Chapel Area
2019
426 2:22.11
Daniel Boone
2019
426 2:22.11
West Allegheny
2018
428 2:22.18
Holy Redeemer High School
2019
429 2:22.22
Pottsville Area
2019
430 2:22.26
Norwin
2021
431 2:22.35
Council Rock North
2019
432 2:22.36
Northeast HS
2019
433 2:22.41
James M. Coughlin
2020
433 2:22.41
Riverside (7)
2018
435 2:22.43
Central Bucks South
2019
436 2:22.45
Cheltenham
2018
436 2:22.45
Imhotep Institute Charter HS
2018
438 2:22.46
Easton Area
2019
439 2:22.50
Ephrata
2019
440 2:22.53
Downingtown West
2018
440 2:22.53
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
2020
442 2:22.66
Pleasant Valley High School
2019
443 2:22.67
Altoona Area
2020
444 2:22.68
Harriton
2019
445 2:22.72
Slippery Rock Area
2019
446 2:22.73
Chambersburg
2019
447 2:22.82
Coatesville
2020
448 2:22.93
Abington
2018
448 2:22.93
Fox Chapel Area
2020
450 2:22.98
Springfield (Delco)
2019
451 2:23.10
North Penn
2019
452 2:23.14
Abington
2020
452 2:23.14
Hampton
2019
454 2:23.15
York County School of Technology
2019
455 2:23.17
Hatboro Horsham
2020
456 2:23.18
Montrose
2019
457 2:23.19
Bishop McDevitt
2018
458 2:23.21
Chichester
2019
459 2:23.29
Bensalem
2019
460 2:23.33
Crestwood
2018
461 2:23.38
Council Rock North
2019
462 2:23.39
Chambersburg
2018
463 2:23.40
Eastern Lebanon County
2018
464 2:23.50
Carlisle
2019
465 2:23.55
Swenson Arts & Technology
2018
466 2:23.57
Penn Wood
2020
467 2:23.63
North Schuylkill
2019
468 2:23.66
Ephrata
2018
469 2:23.75
Manheim Township
2019
470 2:23.78
Elizabethtown Area
2020
471 2:23.79
North Penn
2019
472 2:23.83
Beaver Area
2019
473 2:23.90
State College Area High School
2020
474 2:23.98
West Chester Henderson
2020
475 2:24.00
Lakeview
2019
475 2:24.00
Penn Trafford
2020
477 2:24.05
Overbrook
2020
478 2:24.06
Saint Joseph's Prep
2020
479 2:24.13
Springfield (Delco)
2019
480 2:24.16
Glen Mills Schools
2019
481 2:24.20
Scranton
2018
482 2:24.26
Exeter
2018
483 2:24.29
Canton Area
2018
484 2:24.30
Shikellamy
2020
485 2:24.39
Upper Darby
2018
486 2:24.40
Episcopal Academy
2020
487 2:24.41
Penn Hills
2019
488 2:24.42
Pennsbury
2018
489 2:24.44
Norristown
2020
490 2:24.54
Boyertown
2019
491 2:24.56
Parkland
2019
492 2:24.58
Delaware Valley
2018
493 2:24.61
Penncrest
2020
494 2:24.67
Mercersburg Academy
2019
494 2:24.67
Bradford Area
2019
496 2:24.68
West Chester East
2019
497 2:24.74
Hamburg Area
2019
498 2:24.77
Masterman
2018
499 2:24.81
Ephrata
2020
500 2:24.86
Scranton
2020

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