The Women's AR for the 4X100H Shuttle Hurdle Relay was apparently broken by a team called BoogieFast TC. The team of Ali, Castlin, Lewis, and Harrison ran 50.78, which breaks the AR listed in my 2012 FAST Annual as being 52.96, run in 2008 by Texas A&M!!
gktrack wrote:Looked like some fun 4x1's M4x1 - Gainesville Elite (who ran?) 38.52 beat Demps-Gatlin-Martina-Hyman's 38.59 B4x1 - American Heritage new #1 HS leader in 40.49 over Miami Washington 40.60
Gainesville elite was Sorillo-Mcquay-Mikel Thomas-Rodgers.
aaronk wrote:So unless they ran just 90 meters each, or had 1 or 2 less hurdles each, I have to give this run SOME chops!!
Or the last three all left early . . .
And besides the fact that there's always a gray area regarding how early the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th hurdlers can start and not get DQ'd, are there that many opportunities for four elite professional hurdlers to team up for an official shuttle hurdles relay and have a chance to break an American or World record? And like most relays, it's not surprising that splits are faster than open hurdles times, considering the last 3 athletes get a rolling (or early) start, and can accurately anticipate when they should start by watching the incoming hurdler.
Open 100H PRs of the athletes on the record setting relay:
Nia Ali 12.73 Kristi Castlin 12.56 Yvette Lewis 12.76 Queen Harrison 12.61
If we allow the last 3 of those 4 athletes to start on will or possibly early, always with at least a rolling start and full visual anticipation of when they'll be able to start, I'm not sure if 50.78 and a 12.70 average split seems that incredible to all of us, and especially since baton exchanges aren't involved. Props to the ladies for breaking the AR though.
G4x4 - new HS #1 leader for St. Thomas Aquinas - 3:40.74, w/ 2 sophs, 1 junior and a senior. B4x4 - new HS #1 & #2 leaders as well, 3:13.32 for Lakewood over 3:13.45 for Miami Washington, must have been a great race...
I don't know what the splits were but Wariner took his team from 4th to 1st slightly over UF on the 2nd leg and McQuay had no one to run against as either Seymore ran a poor leg for UF on the 3rd leg or the 3rd leg for Adidas ran really well. Arman Hall anchoring for UF looked like he ran a good leg.
I split UF at 45.9,45.3,48.0,45.3. Wariner had to be a full second faster than UF's second leg. Nick Uruburu splt 46.1 on hs 4x4, but got the baton in last place. Other performances I didn't see listed above- w jav - Vucenovic, UF 181-10 (ncaa fave?) st - Parrish, UF 8:42.38 ham - Lomicky(un) 248-2 (75.64) hs- girls 4x4 - 2.Wakefield 3:43.71, 3.Am. Heritage 3:47.93 girls shot,disc - Cameron, Miami NW 45-11.25, 158-2 110h - Tucker, Am Heritage 13.83 (2.2 wind)
Bruce Kritzler wrote:I split UF at 45.9,45.3,48.0,45.3. Wariner had to be a full second faster than UF's second leg. Nick Uruburu splt 46.1 on hs 4x4, but got the baton in last place....
I really like the way A. Hall (and Glass for that matter) is running thus far as a freshman, lots of promise, and a notch up on his friend/rival A. Bailey over at A&M... If they had Dukes on that third leg (or Florida recruit Uruburu, ha, ha), they would have surely given the Adidas pro team more than they could handle.
Really nice to see Wariner looking good again, let's hope he progresses thru the WC's...