Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bishop O'Dowd senior Eugene Hamilton III focuses on 1,600

By Phil Jensen:
Bishop O'Dowd High's Eugene Hamilton III was seriously contemplating dropping one of his two events for the rest of the postseason after competing in the 800 meters last Saturday at the North Coast Section Bay Shore Area Track & Field Championships.

But the Arizona-bound senior wasn't totally sure which of his events he would drop. Hamilton had a state-leading time of 1 minute, 50.19 seconds, in the 800 at press time, according to, and he said at last Saturday's meet that it was likely that he would drop the 1,600 meters.
Hamilton had a change of heart.

"(Bishop O'Dowd distance coach Andrew Cheng) and I discussed it, and we sort of decided that it would be a nice change of pace to go after the 1,600," Hamilton said. "Ultimately, it was my decision.

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