Kingsway grad Rachel Vick smashes collegiate PR in first 800 in two years!

Kingsway graduate Rachel Vick dipped down for a rare 800 Saturday and turned in a huge collegiate PR for Connecticut.

Vick, who hadn’t run an open 800 in two years, placed second in the UConn Dog Fight in Storrs with a time of 2:13.48. She finished second to teammate Amy Piccolo, who won the race in 2:12.05.

This was Vick’s first 800 indoors or out since a meet in Storrs in April of 2019. She shattered her PR of 2:16.89, which she ran at the Brown Springtime Invitational in April of 2018 in Providence. Those are the only three 800s she’s run in three years at U. Conn.

Vick didn’t race indoors in 2020 or 2021 and Connecticut didn’t have an outdoor season in 2020, so Vick has only raced three times since May of 2019. Her first two races this spring were 1,500s.

Vick focused on the 1,600 and 3,200 at Kingsway, but she did run a 2:12.28 at Group 4 sectionals in 2017 at Egg Harbor, finishing just behind Brooke Fazio of Ridge, who ran 2:11.25. Fazio has run 2:04.18 this spring.

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