PTFCA Indoor States Preview: Boys' Relays

Boys' 4x200m Relay Preview

Central Dauphin East will look to cap off its incredible season with a 4x200 title on Sunday. CD East has been the class of the 4x2 all season long, running the state's two fastest times -- a 1:29.02 at Kevin Dare and then a 1:28.52 for second at the Millrose Games. That state-leading time is also a US#7.

East has no shortage of sprint talent and some strong chemistry. The state meet record is surely in danger at 1:28.49, a time that East is just .03 off.

The only other squad with a sub-1:30 effort in the field is the Haverford School. They also ran at Millrose, where they took fourth. Haverford School ran its season best of 1:29.66 at Ocean Breeze. With a strong effort, this squad will look to keep pace with the favorites.

Coatesville ran a 1:31.89 on a flat track, an impressive performance that should put the Raiders near the front on Sunday afternoon. Girard College, similarly, dropped a flat track 1:31.94 at the TFCAofGP Meet of Champs that will put them in contention. Norristown was impressive at the New Balance Games, where it won in a 1:30.94. Look for those teams to capitalize if the favorites slip up.

Then a good amount of teams come in with best times in the 1:31 range: Chambersburg, West Chester Henderson, Lower Merion, Upper Darby, and Harry S. Truman. State College Area went 1:33 on a flat track and that will translate well over to a banked track.

The field will likely be chasing CD East, but of course, there will always be chaos in the 4x2. This is going to be a fun, and perhaps record-setting relay to watch for.


Event 18  Boys 4x200 Meter Relay (20)
 Meet Record:  1:28.49  3/2/2002    Glen Mills, Glen Mills                     
                        Alexander, Craig, Bishop, Jones                   
  1  Altoona Area                                                 
  2  Brookville Area                                              
  3  Butler                                                       
  4  Central Dauphin East                               
  5  Chambersburg                                                 
  6  Coatesville                                                  
  7  Downingtown West                                             
  8  Girard College HS                                            
  9  Harry S Truman                                               
 10  Haverford Township HS                                        
 11  J.P. McCaskey                                                
 12  LaSalle College High School                                  
 13  Lower Merion                                                 
 14  Norristown                                                   
 15  Penn Wood                                                    
 16  Pennsbury                                                    
 17  State College Area High School                               
 18  The Haverford School for Boys                                
 19  Upper Darby                                                  
 20  West Chester Henderson