Satellite Distance Studs Team Up For 7:44 4x800!

Satellite High School, under the direction of coach Doug Butler, arguably have the most talented boys distance squad in the roster with their third and fourth-best runners just as good as most team's top runner.

That depth was put on display at the Holy Trinity Invitational on Saturday in Melbourne as the quartet of Justin Wilson, Josh Stern, and Joe Wester, and Gabe Montague formed together for an All-Star relay of runners who happen to all attend the same high school.

Justin Wilson started the relay off strong on the opening leg with a 1:57.5 split, while Josh Stern only built upon that advantage for Satellite with a duplicate split of 1:57.5.

It was Joe Wester on the third leg who ran the fastest split among the group as he moved for his two laps to the ring of a 1:53.5 split. Handing off to Gabe Montague with a huge led and only record times and national rankings to chase, he delivered with a strong anchor and splitting 1:55.5 on the final leg.

The final time tally of 7:44.57 broke the Satellite High School record and is the fastest time nationally run indoors or outdoors by any high school squad in 2021. Earlier in the year in January during an indoor meet at the VA Showcase, members of the same group ran 7:56 indoors and have improved drastically since that relay performance two months ago. 

The time also inserts this 2021 relay squad from Satellite into the top 10 all-time territory for the state of Florida. They certainly could venture further up the list as they chase after sub 7:40 later in the spring.