Bronxville Lowers Unique Lifetime 4x800m Average At Warwick


This story was previously run last year, now updated with new information

It's the perfect transitional event from cross country.  Drop five scorers down to four, and take on the longest relay on the track.  The 4x800m has long been a storied event in New York by both guys and girls teams.  We hold the Girls Indoor National Record in the event, and place Top Ten for the Boys Indoors, as well as Boys/Girls Outdoors.  But which teams are routinely putting out performance squads in the event?

We ran the numbers, came up with what we considered "magic marks," and let the cards lay as they fell.  The data was simple to track down, utilizing the Larry Byrne archives.  It was clear, one team came out on top.

The Bronxville girls came away with a 9:11.94 at Warwick Fast Times, good for NY #3 this year.  This should surprise no one.  The Bronxville girls have averaged 9:14.10 for the past 39 years.  They have been 9:10 or under every year since 2008, and have broken 9:20 every year since 2000.  Only to add to this impressive feat, is the fact that they are one of the smallest schools in the entire state, averaging less than 400 students in their top 3 grades.  The next smallest school is Garden City, with nearly double the kids.  The rest are Class A schools, none less than 1000. It is quite possibly one of the most impressive streaks in State History.

See the full breakdown at the bottom of the article.


Combined

  • Only Warwick Valley and Boys & Girls have "magic marks" in both genders.
  • Nobody has ever done it in the same year, although Warwick came close, one year off.

Girls


Magic Mark: Sub-9 Minutes

  • 8 Teams have broken Indoors
  • 26 Teams have broken Outdoors
  • State Record: Fayetteville-Manlius - 8:46.98 - 2010

6x Under

Bronxville (02, 03, 10, 11, 14, 17)

4x Under

Boys and Girls (88, 89, 01, 02)

3x Under

Bay Shore (03, 04, 05)

Fayetteville-Manlius (10, 11, 17)

2x Under

Saratoga (08, 10)
Suffern (05, 15)

Shenendehowa (10, 16)

Warwick Valley (07, 08)

1x Under

Garden City - '10

AP Randolph - '02

Mamaroneck - '16

North Rockland - '16

Shoreham-Wading River - '17

West Babylon - '17


Boys


Magic Mark: Sub-7:40

  • No team has broken Indoors
  • Only 15 Teams In State History under
  • State Record: Tie: Boys & Girls, Andrew Jackson - 7:33.0h - 1966

3x Under

Shaker (05, 10, 11)

2x Under

Warwick Valley (06, 10)

Collegiate (07, 12)

1x Under

Andrew Jackson - '66

Boys - '66

Syosset - '05

St. John The Baptist - '11

Power Memorial - '69

Liverpool - '10

Monroe-Woodbury - '11

Chaminade - '14

Northport - '17


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"Bronxville 4x800's Through the Year's"

1979 - 09:29.80
1980 - 09:22.30
1981 - 09:15.10
1982 - 09:17.00
1983 - 09:22.13
1984 - 09:06.97
1985 - 09:41.90
1986 - 09:22.70
1987 - 09:14.60
1988 - 09:14.10
1989 - 09:26.80
1990 - 09:26.60
1991 - 09:49.10 (3:55.9 -- 4x400m)
1992 - 09:50.50 (3:53.27 -- 4x400m)
1993 - 09:50.10 (3:56.9 -- 4x400m)
1994 - 09:49.60
1995 - 09:44.60
1996 - 09:14.87
1997 - 09:30.31
1998 - 09:47.80
1999 - 09:35.76
2000 - 09:26.50
2001 - 09:15.52
2002 - 08:57.40
2003 - 08:53.30
2004 - 09:19.20
2005 - 09:11.34
2006 - 09:03.30
2007 - 09:13.30
2008 - 09:12.20
2009 - 09:06.20
2010 - 08:53.59
2011 - 08:49.85
2012 - 09:08.61
2013 - 09:10.66
2014 - 08:58.58 (Cain unattached - 1:59 leg not on team)
2015 - 09:02.52
2016 - 09:06.48
2017 - 09:09.07

2018 - 09:11.94

Avg - 9:13.02


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