Alyssa Brewer - U.S. No. 1 800m

Two-time CA CIF-State 800m champion Alyssa Brewer (California HS) fought off a chilly headwind and the hot pursuit of a relentless Mari Friedman (Santa Cruz) to post the fastest two-lap time in the U.S. in winning the "Sombrero Heat" at the Dublin Distance Fiesta on Saturday at Dublin HS. 

Brewer's time of 2:08.99 shattered her meet record of 2:12.13 set last year and took over the national lead. Friedman's 2:09.79 ranks No. 3 U.S.