Mississippi State freshman Gabriel Moronta of Pleasantville runs hot early 800!

Pleasantville’s Gabriel Moronta posted an PR in his second collegiate 800 race.

Moronta, a freshman at Mississippi State, ran 1:52.00 at the https://static.hailstate.com/custompages/stats/tf/2021/ms0410.pdf
at Sam Bailey Stadium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Moronta’s previous PR was a 1:52.46 indoors at the 2020 Meet of Champions at Ocean Breeze, where he edged Old Bridge’s Nicholas Medeiros and Delaware Valley’s Kyle Reers, who also ran sub-1:53.

His previous outdoor PR was 1:54.74 from New Balance Nationals in Greensboro, N.C., in the spring of 2019.

Moronta has also run 1:52.66 this spring, at a meet at Auburn, so he’s been well under his outdoor PR in his only two collegiate races. He hadn’t raced since the end of the 2020 indoor season in March of 2020.

Moronta also ran a leg (split not listed in official results) on Mississippi State’s 7:43.74 3,200-meter relay team at the Bulldog Relays last month on MSU’s home track in Starkville.

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