The Blacksburg quartet. Photo by Kim Spir

Blacksburg (VA) smashed the Penn Relays record in the girls DMR with a spectacular 11:38.69 clocking. That erases the 11:40.51 run by Vere Tech (Jamaica) all the way back in 1992 and is the ninth fastest time ever by an U.S. high school team.

Joanna Stevens (4:48.43) ran the decisive anchor leg for Blacksburg, coming from more than 40 meters back to catch Saratoga Springs’ Keelin Hollowood (4:56.95) with a lap and a half to go. Hollowood barely held off Shenendehowa’s Lizzie Predmore (4:51.79) for second, 11:43.79–11:43.82. Those are now the seventh and eighth fastest times ever at Penn.

Blacksburg’s splits: Kathleen Stevens (3:35.85), Sarah Dorrell (1:00.70), Hannah Brown (2:13.73), Joanna Stevens (4:48.43).

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