Darius Kipyego Sets Rhode Island State 800m Record

Darius Kipyego, a sophomore at St. Raphael Academy, broke the Rhode Island indoor state record in the 800 meter run on Saturday with his US No. 1 1:53.71 victory at the Boston University Mini Meet No. 2.

Competing unattached against post-collegiate, collegiate, and high school runners, Kipyeo won by an almost two full seconds. Kipyeo had a previous PR of 1:57.03 from a 5th place finish at last June's Rhode Island State Outdoor Championships.