Spencer Alf Delivers WI No. 1 Performances In 1600 And 800

Photo Credit: Laura Duffy - MileSplit

Spencer Alf had himself a day at the Dr. Conrad Worrill Track and Field Center during the 4th Annual Morolake Akinosun Elite Invitational

The junior classman from McFarland delivered a pair of distance event runner-up finishes, both of which etched his name at the top of the state's leaderboards. 

First, in the 800, contesting Section 4, Alf eclipsed the 2-minute barrier for the first time in his career (indoors) with a 1:58.86 for second through the line.

Outdoors, he's gone sub-2 on several occasions with a PR mark of 1:58.68. 

Next up in his 1600, Alf engaged in one of the most exciting finishes of the day where a 3-man sprint to the line ensued over the last 60 meters.

Alf narrowly missed capturing the meet title with his 4:36.38 second place showing to Christopher Angeles' winning number of 4:36.35.

Hirsi Hirsi was leading rounding the final curve of the oval, but ended up settling for third at 4:36.70. 

For Alf, the Akinosun Invite marked his '24 debut following a high quality '23 XC campaign, where he took 27th at the WIAA Division 2 State Championships and put forth a solid effort at RunningLane, as he mixed it up with a deep field of national talent. 

Watch Alf's 1600m and 800m races below. 

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Akinosun Invite Results

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Akinosun Invite Videos

1600m, Section 1

800m, Section 4