The Great State Meet Preview: Indoors 2019

Boys 1600m

Event Info: 2018 Winner: Maazin Ahmed (Schenectady) 4:15.55, State Record: 4:05.50, Meet Record (2000s): 4:11.21

State of the Action: One week removed from his outstanding US #2 All-Time at the USA Indoor Championships over 1000m, Matt Payamps (Saint Anthony's) bumps up three more laps for the 1600m.  He's run 4:12.39 for the full mile up in Boston, which converts quicker than the meet record.  However, Payamps likes to sit-and-kick, a tactic he's employed in both the aforementioned races.  That only works for fast times if you have the field to slingshot off of.  That means the race must play to his favor. Alex Rizzo (Bronxville) went 4:12.89 at Millrose, and also likes to employ similar tactics.  If the pair bring it down to a 150m kick, it could be anyone's race.  This could be exciting.  Sean Ryan (Northport) went 4:15 in that same race, and is entered here as well.

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