GREENSBORO, N.C. — Stonington High’s Rhys Hammond finished 31st in the Emerging Elite 800 at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor on Sunday.
Hammond, a sophomore, covered the distance in 1:57.79.
Nico Bellavia, a sophomore from Victor, N.Y., won the race in 1:53.53.
The difference between 20th and 31st was 1.0 seconds.
Events at the nationals are either Emerging Elite or Championship.
The qualifying standards for the Emerging Elite events are not as stringent as the Championship events.
— Keith Kimberlin