Throwback Thursday: Bullis Girls Break 4x200 Records

* In 2018,  the Bullis School girls set the first pair of national and world junior records in the 4x200m


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Back in 2018, on the first day of The VA Showcase, the Bullis girls nearly broke the national and world junior records in the 4x400m, clocking 3:39.60.

Despite beating two powerhouse teams from Jamaica, Bullis couldn't help but look back on a near world record performance and wonder what they could have done differently. 

Luckily, it didn't take long for a record-setting opportunity to come their way, as they were set for the 4x200m relay the very next day against those same programs, and had the speed to nab the record. 

The record in question? 1:35.39, set by Poly High (CA) 15 years prior at the Armory Track in 'The Big Apple'.

After coming incredibly close to those records the day before, the quartet of Shaniya Hall, Leah Phillips, Ashley Seymour and Masai Russell, split exactly what they needed to stay on pace for the record over all four legs.

Thanks to the combination of clean handoffs, fast competition and pure talent, the Bullis girls set both the national and world junior records in the event, clocking 1:35.39, avenging their near-record in the 4x400m a day prior. 

Related Links:

The VA Showcase 2024 Meet Page

Bullis Girls Set National and World Junior Records in 4x200