Friday Flashback Videos: Fastest Relays of 2019

Long Beach Poly, Long Beach Wilson and Roosevelt each put up California-leading relay times during the 2019 outdoor season. (Credits: Frank Bellino, Jeffrey Parenti, Josh Barber)


Would you believe that none the four teams that posted the fastest boys and girls relay times during the 2019 outdoor season won a CIF-State Track and Field Championship title?

It's true!

Below are videos of the CA No. 1 relays from 2019. Under each clip is a recap of who won the State title and what happened to the team that posted the fastest time during the season. 

BOYS 4x100

CA No. 1 - 40.87 - Long Beach Poly (CIF-SS Divisional Finals, May 11)

Monterey Trail from the Sac-Joaquin Section won the State Meet title running 41.47, which ranked No. 5 on the 2019 outdoor list. Long Beach Poly, which ran a team above of DeAngelo Chester, Kenyon Reed, Anthony Johnson and Keon Markham, placed third in 41.56. 

GIRLS 4x100

CA No. 1 - 45.95 - Calabasas (Marmonte League Finals, April 26)

Scripps Ranch from San Diego won the State Meet title running 46.51, the No. 2 time in CA in 2019. Calabasas, which ran a team of Kennedy Waite, Kyla Robinson-Hubbard, Bella Witt and De'Anna Nowling, unfortunately, was not able to continue after the league meet when it was discovered a couple of key athletes had participated in more than four events over the course of the prelims and finals.

BOYS 4x400

CA No. 1 - 3:13.86 - Long Beach Wilson (CIF-SS Masters, May 18)

Loyola stepped up with a 3:17.56 to win the State Meet title (a day after posting a CA No. 5 time of 3:15.78 at prelims). Long Beach Wilson, using the same lineup as above (Andrew Richards, Seaver Cardoza, Jordan Weimer and Armando Bryson) place third in 3:18.02. 

GIRLS 4x400

CA No. 1 - 3:43.77 - Roosevelt (CIF-SS Divisional Final, May 11)

Long Beach Poly wasn't able to win the State Meet 4x1 title on the boys side but did knock off CA leader Roosevelt to win the 4x4 title. The Jackrabbits team of Quwshaya Peters, Kenya Payne, Saminah Haddad and Saundria Martin claimed the state title in 3:46.23. Roosevelt, with its lineup of Jordyn Crutchfield, Alexys Ford, Amaia Johnson and Naomi Johnson, placed second in 3:47.94. 

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