Boys 1600m - Heat 3 Dalton Hengst vs Sam Affolder

The day after the Penn Relays, Sam Affolder got a text from fellow Pennsylvania resident Dalton Hengst. Hengst, a junior at the McDonogh School in Maryland, asked Affolder what he'd be racing at his home invitational on Saturday.

So the wheels were set in motion for Affolder to race his friend Hengst in a fresh 1600 meters at Stan Morgan.

The highly anticipated race lived up to its billing. The two worked together for the first three-quarters of the race before it was every man for himself coming down the final straight. Hengst swung wide and took the win in a close race to the line, winning in a US#4 time of 4:08.04. Affolder took second in a US#5 and PA#1 4:08.67.

The race also saw Cedar Crest's Jesse Cruise run 4:17.91 and Mechanicsburg's Morgan Cupp and Cumberland Valley's Josh Higgins also dip under 4:25.

Watch the race above and check out an interview with Affolder and Hengst, along with other meet links below: 

1Dalton Hengst11McDonogh School4:08.043
2Sam Affolder10Carlisle4:08.673
3Jesse Cruise12Cedar Crest4:17.913
4Morgan Cupp11Mechanicsburg Area High School4:23.653
5Josh Higgins12Cumberland Valley4:24.963
6Jack Wisner10Carlisle4:26.723
7Alex Tomasko12Mechanicsburg Area High School4:26.803
8Andrew Brown11Cumberland Valley4:27.593
9John David Lane11West Perry4:27.933
10Andrew Sulon12Mechanicsburg Area High School4:28.003