What Does It Take To Run A Great 4x400: Team Depth At 300m Or 500m

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In order to put together a successful 400m squad, teams need depth. But do athletes who specialize in the 400m fare better in the 300m or 500m? We wanted to see how teams that are ranked in the top 10 in the 4x400 handle going up and down in distance.

Which teams have the most depth overall? Or which teams can put together successful 300m athletes and not 500m? When it comes to competing, coaches will train their athletes up and down in distance, especially over the indoor season.

Ultimately in this breakdown, we're trying to find what kind of efficiency teams get from their athletes at these distances and which distance actually means the most when it comes to creating a great 4x400 team. 

Below, we have ranked the top 10 boys and girls 4x400 teams this indoor season. 

Boys 300m Analysis - Girls 300 Analysis - Boys 500m Analysis - Girls 500 Analysis - Final Conclusions

2018: Boys 4x400 Top 10

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2018: Girls Top 10 4x400

13:39.60MD Bullis SchoolThe VA Showcase1st
Jan 19, 2018 - Jan 20, 2018
23:44.55MD Franklin High SchoolThe VA Showcase3rd F
Jan 19, 2018 - Jan 20, 2018
33:47.44VA Western Branch High SchoolThe VA Showcase4th
Jan 19, 2018 - Jan 20, 2018
43:49.05PA Neumann GorettiDr. Sander Invitational1st
Jan 26, 2018 - Jan 27, 2018
53:49.06MI Oak ParkMITS - SVSU #21st
Jan 20, 2018
63:51.44MI Maximum Output Track ClubSPIRE Scholastic Showcase1st
Feb 11, 2018
73:53.16NY Paul Robeson Campus HighMillrose Games Trials1st
Jan 10, 2018
83:53.67OH Gahanna LincolnSPIRE Scholastic Showcase2nd
Feb 11, 2018
93:54.33VA Highland SpringsMarine Corps Holiday Classic2nd
Dec 29, 2017
103:54.47NY Medgar Evers College Prep111th NYRR Millrose Games1st
Feb 3, 2018