Egg Harbor grad Eric Barnes runs indoor 800 PR for Rutgers at Ocean Breeze!!!

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.

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