From time to time we get historical questions that are not as simple as just checking the meet archives or sending a well-placed email or two. And during the past month, we have received two questions that fit in that category. It didn't take long for the answers...
Question #1: What is the fastest prep girls' 4x1600 in PA history? The fastest this season is 21:03 by Archbishop Prendergast on June 3rd at the Eastern States Championships at Iona Prep in New York.
Answer: State College H.S. ran 20:52.9c in 1981 for the 4xMile. (That's 4x1600m converted to 4xMile) At 1.8 seconds per runner,the 4x1600m time would be 20:45.7.
Question #2: When was the last time a PA boys team won the indoor and outdoor state titles in the same year?
Answer: Wissahickon Boys, 1982 - Indoors and Outdoors AND Glen Mills boys on the Indoor title and Outdoor title concurrently in 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1999 - Pennsbury boys, 2003
Question #3: How many other schools have won the AAA team titles on both the girls and boys side? (can be different years).
Answer: Pennwood's boys ('85 and '98) and girls (not sure of the year) both have won AAA Championships. Also, Strath Haven's boys '94 and girls '06 have won AAA Championships