Throwback: Ritz, Lewis, & Perretta Battle At '15 PA Distance Festival

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With the 12th annual Hoka One One John Hay Pennsylvania Distance Festival tomorrow, let's look back on an epic duel in the high school boys' Meet of Champions 800 meters, which featured state record holder John Lewis of Cheltenham going up against Germantown Academy's Sam Ritz and Beaver Falls' Domenic Perretta.

While Lewis took the race out hard, it was Ritz in the end who had the better kick, edging out Lewis in the closing meters. Ritz won in 1:50.72, while Lewis took second in 1:50.93, and Domenic Perretta was third in 1:51.27.

We hope to see some more drama on Friday night at Henderson!

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Results from the 2015 Boys' 800 Meters at John Hay:

1Sam Ritz12Germantown Academy1:50.721
2John Lewis12Cheltenham1:50.931
3Domenic Perretta11Beaver Falls1:51.271
4Billy McDevitt12Malvern Prep1:51.621
5Ben Boswell12Tatnall1:52.231
6Kenny Rowe11Loyola-Blakefield High School1:52.801
7Matt Wisner11Carlisle1:53.421
8Evan Emanuel12Penncrest1:54.421
9Tucker Desko11Pennridge1:55.061