Woodbury graduate Brady Shute destroyed his 800 PR Saturday, dipping under 1:50 for the first time in a meet in Ithaca, N.Y.
It was also his first time under 1:52 or 1:51.
Shute, a Cornell sophomore, won the race in 1:49.87, shaving more than two seconds off his 800 PR Saturday in the Transatlantic Series, a meet featuring Penn and Cornell from the Ivy League vs. Oxford and Cambridge at Cornell’s Robert L. Kane Sports Complex.
His previous PR was 1:52.06 from the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University in February. His outdoor PR was 1:53.70 from the CNY College Challenge in Cortland, N.Y., last April.
Shute’s time is 9th-fastest in Cornell history and fastest in 10 years, since Will Weinlandt set the school record of 1:48.43 at the 2013 George Mason Spring Invitational in Fairfax, Va.
At Woodbury, Shute’s best 800 was a 1:54.58 to win the 2021 state Group 1 meet at Pennsauken.
Shute’s 1:49.87 is No. 3 so far this year in the Ivy League, behind Dartmouth freshman J’Voughnn [1:48.42] and Columbia’s Justin O’Toole [1:48.58].
Shute PR’d indoors with a 4:16.76 mile and ran 3:54.56 for 1,500 meters in Storrs, Conn., two weeks ago, the equivalent of a 4:13.32 mile, an equivalent PR.