WATCH: Ryan Pajak opens with a 4:13 1600m

Above: Watch Ryan Pajak win the 1600m at the SPIRE Preview (Courtesy OH MileSplit)

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Rust = Busted.

For Ryan Pajak (Ringgold), a trip to Ohio resulted in a new PA No. 1 and a US No. 8. Pajak cruised to a 4:13.41 1600m at the SPIRE Ohio Preview.

For most of the race he actually followed Elizabeth Forward's Patrick Burgos, but with about 400m remaining, Pajak unleashed a fatal kick to separate himself by five seconds.

Pajak also ran the 800m. He posted a 1:55.53, a current US No. 22 and PA No. 3.

Samuel Endres (State College) and MJ Pottinger (Grove City) also ran the 1600m. They both posted respectable times, 4:23.30 and 4:23.71. They are ranked at the PA No. 7 and PA No. 8 spots.

Top 8 Finishers (Full Results)

1Ryan Pajak12Ringgold4:13.411
2Patrick Burgos12Elizabeth Forward4:18.421
3Billy Dennison11Mentor4:19.501
4Charles Payne12Lakewood4:20.141
5Kyle McMahan12Kenston4:20.311
6Luke Snyder10Rittman4:22.831
7Samuel Endres12State College4:23.301
8MJ Pottinger11Grove City Area4:23.711