1986 CA CIF State Meet b4x400m (video)

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1986 CA CIF State Meet b4x400m (video)

Postby EPelle » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:36 pm

Below is a grainy, amateur nighttime video of the boy's 4x400m from the 1986 CA CIF State Meet final held at 20.50 on Sat, 7-June 1986, at Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA). Though fuzzy, it is one to watch if you get excited about good racing and close finishes.

Keep your eyes peeled on Hawthorne, the team in red and yellow. This was the first season post-Henry Thomas, who'd anchored them to the still-standing 3.07,40 NR set in Texas in '85. Hawthorne had run 3.14,35 to win heat one with Duarte winning the following heat in 3.14,73, with six teams breaking 3.16 in qualifications in the two heats.

This wound up being a Northern CA vs Southern CA final, with So. Cal taking spots 1 and 2, Bay Area teams taking 3, 4, 5, and Southern California schools taking the 6-8, with 9th a DNF (also from Southern California).

American High School's Steve Lewis (grade-11), the 400m state champ earlier in the day at 46,59 (46,50 in his heat), ran a 45,7 anchor to bring his team in at a stil-standing school record of 3.16,12.

Two boys sprinters from this meet (Lewis, 400m & 4x400m; and Watts, 100m/200m/4x100m) would go on to Olympic 400m glory (Lewis in 1988, and Watts in 1992).

CA State Meet Attendance: 12.000

Boy's 4x400m: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mHAIguhZuU

Other videos:
Boy's 200m (Watts): http://www.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/T ... /200_b.wmv
Boy's 3.200m (Eric Mastalir): http://www.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/T ... 3200_b.wmv

1 Hawthorne S 3.14,79
2 Centennial S 3.14,93
3 Berkeley NC 3.15,43
4 Galileo SF 3.15,87
5 American NC 3.16,12
6 Eisenhower S 3.16,65
7 Duarte S 3.18,89
8 Morningside S 3.20,17
9 Locke LA NT

1986 Event-by-event wrap-up with results: http://www.prepcaltrack.com/ATHLETICS/T ... ate_fn.pdf
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Re: 1986 CA CIF State Meet b4x400m (video)

Postby no one » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:30 pm

gheeeez - that is/was a GREAT race. 6 teams in it coming off the last turn. Hawthorne comes from wayyy back. Excellent effort by all teams. j Too bad for the guy dropping the baton in last ~10yds - woulda got 2nd for sure.

Great post - thanks
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