Race Retro: Miami Carol City Sets 4x400m State Record

Miami Carol City took down Miami Northwestern's 2017 FHSAA 4x400m State Record of 3:12.31 with their 3:11.50 to win the 3A boys state title over Boyd Anderson. 

The 2019 FHSAA State Championship was full of schedule delays and fast thinking adjustments to get all events run and complete in two days time. Due to weather, the 4x400m relay was run as a timed final, opposed to the traditional prelims and finals run that is typical part of the state series. 

Athletes used this one time run as a chance to showcase their speed and Miami Carol City had their eyes on the prize. Miami Northwestern received the baton just one second prior to Carol City. As Carol City ran down the back stretch, they took the lead over Northwestern and in the final 150m, Da'Marcus Fleming of Northwestern went down with a mid-race injury, allowing Carol City to dominate the lead. 

Crowds were roaring as Carol City lit up the home stretch with a new state record of 3:11.50 -- over four seconds faster than any other team in the 3A field and the fastest 4x400m relay time of the state finals. 

1Miami Carol City HS3:11.501
2Boyd Anderson HS3:15.511
3Hillsborough HS3:17.701
4Orange Park HS3:18.761
5Bartram Trail HS3:19.151
6Mainland HS3:19.551
7Ida S. Baker HS3:19.551
8Lincoln HS3:19.681

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