1/8-Simon Gratz boys\' #8 all-time 4x200 breaks own SR - Tate US#1 200 @ Hispanic Games @ NY Armory

Simon Gratz added roller-derby and the obstacle-course to their 4x200 US#8 and obviously, US#1 1:27.96 4x200 win (Splits from Walt Murphy: Kenneth Talley 22.0, Khaliff Featherstone 22.0, Kevin Talley 22.2, Raishine Turner 21.8). In a tight and almost-full contact struggle with Transit Tech of New York through two legs, Transit dropped the baton on the track, forcing the Gratz runner to leap over the hazard. Is 1:26 in the near future for this squad? Simon Gratz frosh Clarenchell Tate posted a US#1 24.54 200, beating Janine Davis of Queen of Peace by half a second. Tate also ran 7.04 in the 60m, taking 2nd. In the 55 Hurdles, Chanel Williams, Plymouth-Whitemarsh, was leading, but hit the last hurdle, holding on for 2nd in a quick 8.25. The mark is also a PR. She doubled back in the 400, running 58.13.

Gratz has victory in hand during the final hand-off. (Photo by Dyestat)