VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Archbishop Carroll was going after it. The national record.
After a semifinal 4x200 leg that saw the D.C.-based squad score their third sub-1:27 of the season on Friday, all eyes were on the Lions on Saturday night inside the Virginia Beach Sports Center.
What resulted was one of the fastest 4x200 performances in history, just three hundredths of a second shy of Bullis School's national record, and it ended in a blitzing time of 1:25.63 seconds at adidas Track Nationals.
From Marcus Brown to Nyckoles Harbor to Camren Williams and then Drew Dillard, every member of Carroll's squad stepped up, even as Track 757, the Chesapeake-Based club out of Virginia, was right on their tails.
In fact, Dillard could audibly hear the whoops -- a sound no sprinter likes to hear, as it means an incoming runner is on the tail of the leader -- as he closed in on his final 200 meters. Perhaps that was enough?
Dillard checked into another gear and leaned across the line.
|Lions TC "A" Marcus Brown Nyckoles Harbor Camren Williams Drew Dillard
|1:25.63 # $
|Track 757 "A" Jahmari Deloatch Alvin Jones Elisha Dozier Derrick Harrell
|1:26.01 # $
|East Coast Speed "A" Demetrius Daniels Jaelyn Green Amarion Harell Jameel Vann
|Western Branch TC "A" Shimiuqe Blizzard Micah Hinton Jaden Nida Antonio Smith
|Intensity Athletics "A" Ahmad Carter Michael Clayton Jordan Fennell Kylan Swift
* Archbishop Carroll (DC) reflects on its No. 2 all-time performance at adidas Track Nationals
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