Washington Township junior Aaron Kolosowsky won the 800 Thursday night at the Gloucester County Championships in what appears to be the first major 800 he’s ever run.
Kolosowsky ran 1:59.00, edging Clearview senior Cavan Agatone, who was 2nd in 1:59.66. According to MileSplit, the only 800 Kolosowsky had ever raced previousloyz was indoors as a sophomore in a meet at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., where he ran 2:17.07.
It’s possible he ran some fast 800s in dual meets – he probably did since he was seeded in the faster section – but the only result on his MileSplit page from before Thursday night is a 4:29.25 to win the 1,600 this past Saturday at the South Jersey Open.
Kolosowsky ran 4:37.02 and 10:11.01 last spring and 4:35.99 indoors. So he’s made a huge leap in both the 800 and 1,600.
The Minutemen went 1-3 in the race, with senior Colin Keane PR’ing at 2:01.46 for 3rd. And Williamstown freshman Dominic Burgio took 4th in 2:03.59, No. 4 among New Jersey freshmen this year and No. 2 in South Jersey behind Delsea’s Matthew Littlehales, who ran 2:01.01 Saturday at the South Jersey Elite at Delsea.
Littlehales didn’t run the 800 Thursday but ran a PR 9:49.70 for 3rd in the 3,200 behind Peyton Shute’s stat-leading 9:11.11 and Williamstown’s Nick Krol [9:37.71]. Littlehales is the No. 1 freshman in the state in the 1,600 [4:23.69] and No. 4 in the 800 and 3,200.
Washington Township outscored Williamstown 106-78 1/2 to win the team title.