Elite Men's 1500 Meters - Josh Hoey 3:50.71

Bishop Shanahan's Josh Hoey just keep getting faster.

The junior made a big statement on Friday evening at West Chester Henderson at the Hoka One One John Hay Pennsylvania Distance Festival. Hoey took first in the elite men's 1,500 meters in a time of 3:50.71. That converts to what would be a PA#1 4:07.67 for 1,600 meters.

Hoey hung towards the front of the pack for most of the race. With just under 400 meters to go, Hoey made a move towards the front, and it proved to be the winning move. He used a strong kick to bring it home in a US#6 time for the event.

Germantown Friends' Nick Dahl also ran a strong race, placing third (and the second high schooler across) in a time of 3:52.08. Cardinal O'Hara's Ryan James placed sixth in 4:01.76.

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Men 1500 Meter Run Elite
    Name                    Year School                  Seed     Finals  Points
  1    15 Hoey, Josh             Bishop Shana         3:47.00    3:50.71  
  2    11 Mclain, Mack           Unattached           3:39.81    3:52.08  
  3    39 Dahl, Nicholas         Germantown F         4:10.00    3:52.91  
  4    12 Pecora, Kent           Unattached           3:47.00    3:53.51  
  5     7 Counsel, Quadree       Unattached           3:50.00    3:57.89  
  6    16 James, Ryan            O'Hara T/F C         3:56.14    4:01.76  
  7     9 Garrity, Mike          Unattached           3:48.00    4:04.20  
  8    13 Stec, Brendan          Unattached           4:02.60    4:04.59