Mason High School is the top ranked 4 x 800m relay team in the state.
The D1 4 x 800m relay event at the recent OHSAA State Track and Field Championship produced the top 6 times in the Ohio rankings for the 2017 outdoor season and all six of these results are also ranked among the top 17 in the country!
Mason's relay team consisted of:
Gahanna Lincoln's team members were:
Following the top two teams in the standings were: Kings, Westerville Central, Rocky River and Brunswick, in that order. Similar to how competitive the D1 boys 4 x 800m relay was, this race also showcased the incredible depth in distance running in Ohio. Here are some statistics regarding the impressive performances from the top six teams.
Mason High School: 1st place - 8:56.62 - Ohio #1 / U.S. #3 / Ohio #1 All-Time / school record
Mason High School is ranked 3rd in the country in the 4 x 800m relay event.
Gahanna Lincoln High School: 2nd place - 8:56.73 - Ohio #2 / U.S. #4 / Ohio #2 All-Time / school record
Kings High School: 3rd place - 9:01.43 - Ohio #3 / U.S. #8 / Ohio #5 All-Time / school record
Westerville Central High School: 4th place - 9:04.85 - Ohio #4 / U.S. #12 / Ohio #9 All-Time / school record
Westerville Central High School is the 12th ranked 4 x 800m relay team in the country.
Rocky River High School: 5th place - 9:05.57 - Ohio #5 / U.S. #14 / Ohio #10 All-Time / school record
Rocky River High School set a new 4 x 800m relay school record with their time of 9:05.57.
Brunswick High School: 6th place - 9:06.66 - Ohio #6 / U.S. #17 / Ohio #13 All-Time / school record
Brunswick High School is ranked 17th in the country in the 4 x 800m relay event.
Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed in this memorable race!
Here is an interview with Mason's 4 x 800m relay team following their victory: