D1 Girls - 4 x 800m Relay Performance Spotlight

           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 High School claimed the win in a thrilling finish over 2nd place Gahanna Lincoln High School, as Mason's 1st place time of 8:56.62 narrowly edged Gahanna Lincoln's 8:56.73 team effort. 


Mason's relay team consisted of: 

Lily Hallum, Faith Min, Maddie Ullom and Ellie Brush 

Gahanna Lincoln's team members were: 

Shynae Deas, Ari Redmond, Madison Martinez and Claire Steigerwald 


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


           Gahanna Lincoln and Kings both posted excellent results in the 4 x 800m relay race.


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: 

http://oh.milesplit.com/videos/220438


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