Raevyn Rogers certainly showed her mettle as the future of American 800-meter running, but Ajee Wilson held her off over the final 300 meters to seal her title.
This breaks up the 1-2 combo that we’ve become pretty familiar to seeing over the past couple years with Wilson and Lipsey. Rogers now shares the same coach as Wilson and Lipsey but I believe is still training out in Oregon. She’s headed to the world championships.
This hasn’t been the best of seasons for Lipsey as she was much farther back in 2:05.
You should definitely keep an eye out on Kaela Edwards and Ce’Aira Brown, who have put together solid indoor campaigns. It’s a tradition for the 800 to be stacked at USAs and it looks like 2018 will be no different.
Here are some final standings:
Ajee’ Wilson – 2:01.60
Raevyn Rogers – 2:01.74
Kaela Edwards – 2:02.77
Ce’Aira Brown – 2:03.11
Hanna Green – 2:04.61
Charlene Lipsey – 2:05.45