A happy Holmwood Tech team after winning the HSG 4x800 (Photo Kim Spir)

Holmwood Tech of Jamaica put on a dominating performance, winning this event for an event-record eighth time. Their time of 8:42.49 is the third fastest ever at the Relays. Edwin Allen, also of Jamaica was second in 8:47.73.

Holmwood, Randolph (NJ), Edwin Allen and Columbia (NJ) were ahead of the pack at the first exchange. On the second leg, Holmwood went out hard and opened up a gap that grew to 40 meters by the exchange, with Edwin Allen and Long Beach Poly next. From there Holmwood continued to hold its lead.

On the anchor, Edwin Allen’s Ristananna Tracey ran the day’s fastest split (2:06.72) to pull away form Long Beach Poly (9:00.72), which was a full 50 meters ahead of the chase pack.

Holmwood’s splits: Lovan Palmer (2:11.77), Petrene Plummer (2:08.78), Monique Thompson (2:12.00), Chris-Ann Gordon (2:09.95)

Full results are posted here.