Rutgers sophomore Eric Barnes of Egg Harbor Township recorded an indoor 800 PR Saturday when he ran 1:55.83 at the Penn 8-Team Select meet at the Ocean Breeze track on Staten Island, N.Y.
Barnes placed seventh out of 40 Division 1 runners in the 800 but was less than 1 1/2 seconds behind winner Mason Gateway of Penn, who ran 1:54.49. He was fourth in his section.
Barnes’ previous indoor 800 PR was a 1:56.20 last February in the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University. His overall PR is 1:54.55 from the Metro Championships in Piscataway in April.
At Egg Harbor, Barnes had PRs of 1:56.43 indoors from the 2017 Meet of Champions and 1:54.06 outdoors from 2016 outdoor Meet of Champions.