What if High School athletics were run like the Olympics? If each state
would have their own Olympic Qualifier, to compete against other states
like the United States does against the other countries of the world.
We decided to run the numbers (no pun intended) to see exactly what that
would look like. And no better way than to examine what an All-New
York Relay squad would look like. We took the best times of the best
runners, whether it be Indoors or Outdoors, and threw them on a relay
together. What we
found is numerous National records, and some interesting stats as well.
Read on Below.
|Katherine Lee||Shoreham-Wading River||2:04.55s|
|Paige Keefer||West Babylon||2:05.68s|
Breakdown: This might be the fastest year in the 800m ever, and the first time a power team has gotten under 8:20. When the State Champion is only the fourth fastest of the year, you know it was a quick year for the event.
Breakdown: While the boys mark may not be as impressive, it is the best we've seen since 2012. The depth is starting to come back to New York, with 3 of the Top 4 all coming back next year.
|Birttany Korsah||West Babylon||54.30s|
Breakdown: The State Champ leads a very strong field, with two different National Champs. However, this mark is only three seconds faster than the actual State Record, set by Boys and Girls in 2008.
|Ramone Newland||South Shore||46.22si|
|Jovahn Williamson||HHH East||46.53|
Breakdown: The boys didn't stand a chance against prior years, as the 400m class of the past five years had been nothing short of incredible. However, they hold their own, and would be the National Leader by five seconds
|Ramone Newland||South Shore||21.10si|
|Nathaniel Davis||Sweet Home||21.34|
Breakdown: A very close quartet representing here, only a second off the actual National Leader this year.
|Halle Hazzard||St. Anthony's||23.99i|
|Kiana Stallworth||New Rochelle||24.48|
Breakdown: While the top end definitely helps the overall time, it is one of the least balanced relays of years past. With that, the marks fall short of capturing the National Leader, run by FL's Miami Northwestern in 1:34.56
|Tariq Taul||Niagara Falls||10.51|
Breakdown: Proof alone that relay times can bring flying splits, this compilation wouldn't even break into the States Top 20 All-Time.
|Halle Hazzard||St. Anthony's||11.67|
|Toshel Goffe||Paul Robeson||11.93|
|Dominque Jackson||Chris Columbus||12.06|
Breakdown: Newburgh ran faster than this compilation to win the State Title, without a girl in the Top 10 in the State for the event.