2017 Fantasy All-Star Relay: What If?


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.

Compare To

2012 - 2013 - 2014


Girls 4x800m

NameSchool
Time
Sammy WatsonRush-Henrietta

2:00.78
Katherine LeeShoreham-Wading River

2:04.55s
Paige KeeferWest Babylon

2:05.68s
Hannah RealeShenendehowa

2:06.83s





Total Time:
8:17.84

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.


Boys 4x800m

NameSchool
Time
Ben BulkeleyFairport
1:50.96
Isaiah ClaiborneNorthport
1:51.68s
Richard SamuelsWallkill
1:52.14
Noah TindaleGuilderland
1:52.90





Total Time:
7:27.68

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.


Girls 4x400m

NameSchool
Time
Paris PeoplesCardozo

53.68
Sammy WatsonRush-Henrietta

54.05
Birttany KorsahWest Babylon

54.30s
Vanessa WatsonSpencerport

54.58





Total Time:
3:36.61

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.


Boys 4x400m

NameSchool
Time
Ramone NewlandSouth Shore
46.22si
Robert WalkerNewburgh
46.23s
Jovahn WilliamsonHHH East
46.53
Kyree JohnsonHuntington
46.56





Total Time:
3:05.54

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


Boys 4x200m

NameSchool
Time
Ramone NewlandSouth Shore
21.10si
Noah WilliamsMcQuaid
21.31
Nathaniel DavisSweet Home
21.34
Carlon HostenTaft
21.43





Total Time:
1:22.18

Breakdown: A very close quartet representing here, only a second off the actual National Leader this year.


Girls 4x200m

NameSchool
Time
Lanae-Tava ThomasRush-Henrietta
23.42
Halle HazzardSt. Anthony's
23.99i
Kiana StallworthNew Rochelle
24.48
Jhada FrancisOssining
24.50





Total Time:
1:36.49

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


Boys 4x100m

NameSchool
Time
Carlon HostenTaft
10.42
Tariq TaulNiagara Falls
10.51
Tom WendtLockport
10.56
Chris BorzorUniondale
10.61





Total Time:
42.10

Breakdown: Proof alone that relay times can bring flying splits, this compilation wouldn't even break into the States Top 20 All-Time.


Girls 4x100m

NameSchool
Time
Lanae-Tava ThomasRush-Henrietta
11.66
Halle HazzardSt. Anthony's
11.67
Toshel GoffePaul Robeson
11.93
Dominque JacksonChris Columbus
12.06





Total Time:
47.32

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.



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