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Boys Relays


Meet Record: 1:30.33     Last Year's Winner:  Hartford Public 1:31.89

Maybe no race is as open to some crazy turnarounds as the 4x200m, and much here depends on which guys are put into each team's lineup. LL winner and top-seeded Greenwich has only the 6th best time in CT this year. The best time is owned by S winner and 4th seeded Bloomfield at 1:31.46. Norwich FA has the second  best time but is seeded 12th after a 7th place finish in LL. Hamden should be in strong contention after a 2nd in the LL and a 5th best CT ranking from a 2nd at Yale.


Meet Record: 3:25.27     Last Year's Winner:  Danbury 3:28.55

The 4x400m promises to be much better behaved than the 4x200m, as the top two teams from the Class meet also are the top two in the state rankings. S winner Bloomfield won at Yale with a time of 3:22.22, and M winner Hillhouse was 2nd at Yale at 3:25.94. Among the other top contenders here are the teams ranked 3rd through 6th in CT, M runner-up Weston, LL winner Hall, Glastonbury, and Danbury.


Meet Record: 8:03.89     Last Year's Winner:  Xavier 8:09.95

Last year Xavier won by 1 1/2 seconds over Fairfield Prep, but this year despite being ranked CT #1 at 8:00.34 (Milllrose Games on Feb. 9) by a huge margin, the Falcons are seeded 12th after a 3rd place finish in Class L. The potential lineup with a rested Pierre Sylvain looks pretty scary for a 12th seed team, however, so a repeat title could be possible. Top seeded Suffield will be the main competition after an 8:05.73 in Class M. LL winner Glastonbury should also be in it with the next three teams from the LL race, Staples, Wilbur Cross, and Hall.

Sprint Medley Relay

Meet Record: 3:37.34     Last Year's Winner:  William Hall 3:40.59

LL winner Danbury, L champ Xavier, and M winner Stonington are all among the top 5 teams in the state who have run under 3:41. Hall also has a solid squad and was 2nd in the LL, while Hillhouse and Wilbur Cross are ranked among the top 5 teams but may not have enough top runners to spare for this relay.