April 26-28, 2001 at Franklin Field, Philadelphia PA

107th Penn Relays

Girls 4x800

Boys & Girls NY sets new national girls 4x800 meter relay record of 8:52.84 (was 8:54.88 by Columbia NJ 1997), even though finishing 2nd to 4-straight Penn champion Holmwood Tech JAM 8:50.02.

Boys & Girls team with coaches
(L to R): head coach James Jackson, soph Keziah Fernandez, jr Meisue Francis, assistant coach Tony Jones, sr Tameika Johnson, jr Stacy Ann Livingston, and assistant coach William Thomas.
Lap 1, New Rochelle NY brings the pack through in 72 seconds, with 3-time defending champion Holmwood Tech JAM (red over gold) and Boys & Girls NY (red and black) right there.
End of first leg, after taking lead on the backstretch, Holmwood Tech leads
Start of fourth lap- New Rochelle led again and William Penn (aqua blue) moved up to challenge, but Holmwood and Boys and Girls were always right on their heels.
Halfway in 4:36, Holmwood Tech is back on top, followed by Edwin Allen, Boys & Girls, and Willliam Penn.
Holmwood handed off a big lead to its anchor runner, Karen Gayle, who protected it with a 2:09.9 split.

Boys & Girls anchor Stacy Ann Livingston moved into second ahead of
Edwin Allen JAM, but could not close the gap despite a great split of 2:08.4.



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