Our third distance championship for women was the 4×800. We had Georgetown in the DMR and Boston College in the 4×1500, with anyone’s guess in this race.
The leadoff leg came through in 2:06. We had many teams in contention (BYU, Georgetown, UConn, Tennessee, Duke) at this point. BYU took the lead with Duke at the second exchange with a 2:03.3. However, Duke took over on the third leg, followed by Georgetown. Kate Van Buskirk anchored for Duke, with Renee Tomlin for Georgetown . . . Van Buskirk held off Tomlin in 8:35.95. Tennessee closed hard with Chanelle Price in 2:03.
This is Duke’s first 4×800 championship, and only the 2nd for the school.