Bullis School, Archbishop Carroll Make History In Relays

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Two powerhouse programs put together record-breaking performances in the 4x200m and in the mixed 4x400m on Saturday at The VA Showcase.

In the 4x200m, Archbishop Carroll (DC) had a goal of breaking the national high school record, which was set by the Bullis School (MD) at the 2019 VA Showcase with a 1:25.60.

Dezmone Starks, Nyckoles Harbor, Drew Dillard, and Marcus Brown lined up with that vision in mind. In Archbishop Carroll's heat was the current leader Salem Roanoke (VA) that produced a 1:28.23 last weekend at the Liberty Premier Invitational.

From start to finish, Archbishop Carroll had full control of the race. Brown anchored the relay to victory and Carroll produced the No. 4 all-time performance in 1:26.42.

The Lions became the seventh team in history to dip under 1:27 in this relay. 

Salem Roanoke was second with a 1:29.62 and Calvert Hall College (MD) was third with a 1:29.75. 

* Archbishop Carroll's 4x200m relay shared insight on its No. 4 all-time performance at the VA Showcase

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Then came a national record. And next up was the Bullis School (MD) in the mixed 4x400m relay.

Consisting of two girls and two boys, Myla Greene, Mickey Green, Sage Hinton, and freshman Quincy Wilson lined up. As all four Bulldogs took their turns with the baton, the national record seemed to be within arms reach. 

The previous record of 3:32.40 was set by Nansemond River back in 2018 and five years later, Bullis School rewrote it with a time of 3:31.47 to take the title at the VA Showcase. 

Nansemond River (VA) finished three seconds behind Bullis School with a 3:34.42 and Cuthbertson (NC) was third with a 4:04.86. 

* The Bullis School ran the fastest-ever mixed 4x400m in history at the VA Showcase with a 3:31.47

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