Just added this to the History of boys Redwood Empire 800.
The 4 x 800m Relay is still a very popular event.
In 1973 the Petaluma Trojan team did a 4 x 880y in 8:01.6.
That would have been 7:58.95 for metric distance and an average of 800’s in 1:59.74 for each runner. Not sure of the members of that team, but if not the same foursome as the 1974 team than they also had a good miler in Mike Stauber.
The following year, 1974, was a dream team.
The Petaluma squad of Jim Judd, Dan Aldridge, Phil Bond and Jon Sisler turned in a blistering 7:52.7 for the 4 x 880y.
It would take a 4 x 800m in 7:50.10 to tie that, an average of 800’s in 1:57.53.
Only one team has come close to that, the 1990 Santa Rosa group of Joe Curran, Sean Fitzpatrick, Steve Guerrini and Dan Held, 7:55.0y 7:52.39m.
Honorable mentions go to the 4 x 800m teams of
7:56.88 Petaluma 2009 Cody Jinright 2:00, Devin Lockert 1:58, Hugh Dowdy 2:02, Sterling Lockert 1:56
8:00.53 Casa Grande 2010 Ben Tarrango, Spencer Hall, Phil Johnson, Tyler Harwood