Virginia Beach, VA -- To kick off the second day of the VA Showcase, the Cuthbertson girls put together a record-breaking performance in the 4x800m relay.
The quartet became the fastest team in the country and moved up to No. 7 all-time in high school history with an 8:57.98 performance. Cuthbertson's performance broke the previous meet record and the North Carolina state record.
Cuthbertson's splits were: Justine Preisano - 2:15; Bell - 2:16; Kermes - 2:13; and Alyssa Preisano of 2:12. This team joined an elite company as they became the 17th school to break 9-minutes in this event.
On Friday, Kermes, Alyssa and Bell ran the Invitational mile and finished in the top 14. Kermes finished fifth with a 4:59.48, Alyssa was seventh with a 5:01.31 and Bell finished 14th overall with a 5:08.73 performance.