Coverage of the 2011 Marine Corps Holiday Classic
Tues., Dec. 27, 2011 - The Armory, New York, N.Y.
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9 US#1s on a great day for relays
11 days after their 4x1500 USR, the North Shore NY girls continued their killer distance relay running with a US#1 11:43.23 DMR, #6 all-time. Reported splits from Walt Murphy via armorytrack.com: Brianna Nerud (3:31.9), Lea Farrell (64.1), Elizabeth Caldwell (2:20.0) and Samantha Nadel (4:47.2 off of 2:21 1st 800).
Christopher Columbus NY sr Strymar Livingston, one of the nation's top 800 runners last year and with great range for 300 to 1000, blasted a US#1 1:52.94 (splits: 26.1-55.7-1:24.6) to win a great early-season Invitational 800 over US#1 1k runner and Boys and Girls NY sr Robert Rhodes (1:53.91).
Rush Henrietta NY, the school that was 2nd to Fayetteville-Manlius in the Class A state meet by a single point and was a narrow miss for an NXN berth, won the boys DMR in a US#1 10:20.54. Three other schools ran 10:31 or faster, including NXN champ Christian Brothers NJ 4th at 10:31.65.
North Shore NY came back after its 11:43 DMR and clocked a US#1 9:19.52 in the girls 4x800.
There was also a US#1 (and #2) in the boys 4x800 as Boys and Girls NY held off CBA NJ, 7:56.26 to 7:56.53.
Swenson Arts PA collected their 2nd sprint relay victory of the day with a US#1 3:52.95 4x400.
The boys 4x400 goes to 4x8 champ Boys and Girls NY in a tight one over Penn Wood PA, 3:21.76 to 3:21.84.
Prelims leader Oakcrest NJ boys rolled a US#1 1:29.74 to win the boys 4x200.
The girls 4x200 final was also captured by Swenson Arts PA in 1:43.87, their 1st of 2 relay golds.
St. John Villa NY claimed the girls' 1600 SMR in a US#1 4:11.68 over Columbia NJ 4:13.77.
Union Catholic NJ ran 3:32.48, also a US#1, to triumph in the boys 1600 SMR.
The girls invitational 800 went in "only" 2:21.04 as Garden City's Emma Gallagher edged St. Anthony's Olicia Williams after a very pedestrian 74.7 opened the race. Without Williams (2:07 best last year), St. Anthony's still ran 12:13.54 for 2nd in the DMR behind North Shore.
Oakcrest NJ boys hit 1:31.09 to pace boys 4x200 qualifiers
Oakcrest also wins the boys shuttle hurdle relay in 30.50
Girls shuttle hurdle relay goes to Uniondale NY in 33.38.
Top qualifier for girls 4x200 final this afternoon is St. Anthony's NY in 1:45.53.
Order of Events: Running
9 amFreshmen Girls' 3,200m Relay Final
9 amGirls' Shuttle Hurdles Relay Final* (Inf)
9:15 amFreshmen Boys' 3,200m Relay Final
9:35 amSophomore Girls' 3,200m Relay Final
9:40 amBoys' Shuttle Hurdles Relay Final* (Inf)
9:50 amSophomore Boys' 3,200m Relay Final
10:15 amGirls' 800m Relay Trials
10:55 amBoys' 800m Relay Trials
11:40 amFreshmen Girls' 800m Relay Final*
NoonFreshmen Boys' 800m Relay Final*
12:20 pmSophomore Girls' 800m Relay Final*
12:35 pmSophomore Boys' 800m Relay Final*
12:55 pmNational Anthem & Presentation
1:10 pmChampionship Boys' Distance Medley Relay Final
1:25 pmGirls' 800m Relay Final
1:30 pmInvitational Boys' 800m Run
1:35 pmInvitational Girls' 800m Run
1:45 pmBoys' 800m Relay Final
1:50 pmChampionship Girls' Distance Medley Relay Final
2:10 pmGirls' Distance Medley Relay Final
3 pmBoys' Distance Medley Relay Final
3:40 pmFreshmen Girls' 1600m Relay Final
3:55 pmFreshmen Boys' 1600m Relay Final
4:10 pmSophomore Girls' 1600m Relay Final
4:25 pmSophomore Boys' 1600m Relay Final
4:50 pmGirls' 3200m Relay Final
5:30 pmBoys' 3200m Relay Final
6 pmGirls' Sprint Medley Relay Final
6:35 pmBoys' Sprint Medley Relay Final
7:15 pmGirls' 1600m Relay Final
7:40 pmBoys' 1600m Relay Final
* Final on time — (Inf) Infield event
Order of Events: Field
9 amGirls' Shot Put Relay
9 amBoys' Long Jump Relay
9 amGirls' Long Jump Relay
9 amGirls' Pole Vault Relay
11:30 amGirls' High Jump Relay (Mats No. 1)
11:30 amBoys' High Jump Relay (Mats No. 2)
1 pmBoys' Pole Vault Relay
1:30 pmBoys' Shot Put Relay
2 pmBoys' Triple Jump Relay
2 pmGirls' Triple Jump Relay
No spikes in freshmen or sophomore events.