Here we go, the High School Boys 4×400. We’ll be running these races for 4 hours !

The first heat was won by Smyrna (DE) in 3:38.24 at 9:05 AM.

As we start to see fast times, we’ll post them here. Typically, a time around 3:15 or faster will get you in the finals this evening.

Here’s an unofficial list of sub-3:20 times — this list should not be considered a qualifier list

St. Jago Jamaica, 3:12.81 [event 202]
Holmwood Tech Jamaica, 3:14.40 [event 202]
Meade MD, 3:14.48 [event 202]
Bethel VA, 3:14.71 [event 199]
Long Beach Poly CA, 3:14.85 [event 200]
Wolmer’s Boys Jamaica, 3:16.71 [event 201]
Jack Hayward Bahamas, 3:17.22 [event 200]
Camperdown Jamaica, 3:17.58 [event 199]
Tabernacle Jamaica, 3:17.72 [event 201]
Winslow Township NJ 3:17.78 [event 214]
St. Elizabeth Tech Jamaica, 3:17.81 [event 201]
Knightsdale NC, 3:18.46 [event 199]
Engineering & Science PA, 3:18.66 [event 216]
Booker T. Washington VA, 3:18.92 [event 196]
Westlake MD, 3:19.50 [event 200]
Newburgh Free Academy NY, 3:19.58 [event 200]
C.H. Flowers MD, 3:19.80 [event 196]
Woburn MA, 3:19.81 [event 202]
Simon Gratz PA, 3:19.93 [event 216]

Event 216, the Philadelphia Public League, concludes our 4×400’s. This is where the famous Penn announcer Jack O’Reilly (announced from 1961 to 2001) would give his yearly “Are You Ready, Are You Really Ready ?” call on the microphone. Engineering & Science HS won with a 3:18.66, followed by Simon Gratz in 3:19.93.