• Clayton Murphy clocks big 1:43.60 men's 800m World Lead at Mt Sac Relays

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Rio Olympics medalist Clayton Murphy clocked an impressive 1:43.60 to set a new men's 800m World lead at the 2017 Mt. Sac Relays on Saturday, April 15.

The 22-year-old American middle-distance runner Murphy, who claimed bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics, destroyed the men's Invitational 800m field by clocking 1:43.60 to beat Eliud Rutto of Kenya by more than 2 seconds (1:45.70). Third place with a time of  1:45.95 took American runner Erik Sowinski. 

Women's 800m Invitational race also produced big marks as two runners dipped under 2 minute mark. Raevyn Rogers (Oregon) won the race in 1:59.10, while Laura Roesler clocked 1:59.54 to take second place.

Men's 800m Invitational results | Full Mt Sac Relays results here

 1  2480 Clayton Murphy         NIKE                   1:43.60   1
       51.406 (51.406)
 2  2215 Eliud Rutto            Mid. Tenn. State       1:45.70   1
       51.959 (51.959)
 3  2484 Eric Sowinski          NIKE                   1:45.95   1
       51.314 (51.314)
 4  3529 Sho Kawamoto           Suzuki AC- JPN         1:46.25   1
       51.899 (51.899)
 5  1611 David Torrence         Hoka                   1:47.01   2
       52.155 (52.155)
 6  1609 Edward Kemboi          HP West                1:47.29   1
       51.568 (51.568)
 7  2080 Blair Henderson        LSU                    1:47.32   2
       51.701 (51.701)
 8  1789 Carter Lilly           Iowa                   1:47.51   2
       52.050 (52.050)
 9  2213 Sampson Laari          Mid. Tenn. State       1:47.52   1
       52.223 (52.223)
 10   517 Richard Jones          Brooks/Altis World     1:47.78   2
       51.886 (51.886)
 11  4076 Robert Ford            USC                    1:49.62   2
       52.310 (52.310)
 12   512 Iziak Yorks            Brooks Beasts          1:49.66   2
       52.565 (52.565)
 13   289 Leandro Paris          Argentina              1:51.05   2
       51.632 (51.632)
 14  3938 Abe Alvarado           Unattached             1:52.38   1
       52.442 (52.442)
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