A Tweet That Aged Well

Fast forward three seasons now to 2018. It's hard to recall if they ever ran the 4x200 together again in that span of time so I can't point to any intermediate progress when they were sophomores or juniors but as seniors they were once again slated to do so at this year's Sub-Sectional. Leading up to the meet, they had experienced a lot of successes in races of other distances. The only athlete on the relay who had run a 200m Open multiple times during the season was Viral Patel, a junior whose Season's Best was 23.57. 

 Boys 4x200 Meter Relay
    School                                               Seed     Finals  H#
  1 Kenwood  'A'                                      1:31.00    1:29.73   2     
     1) Gayles, Deriont'e 10            2) Moody, Kavarius 10             
     3) Cross, Tim 11                   4) Reaves, Juan 12                
  2 Mt. Juliet  'A'                                   1:32.54    1:31.01   2      
     1) Grimes, Reggie 10               2) Martin, Colby 11               
     3) Shea, Cole 12                   4) Ruttlen, Michael 11            
  3 Northeast  'A'                                    1:32.60    1:31.10   2      
     1) Jacobs, Camryn 12               2) Carter, Quincy 12              
     3) Rumble, Michael 12              4) Haffery, Cashton 11            
  4 Beech  'A'                                        1:34.55    1:31.24   2      
     1) Helton, Jackson 12              2) Story, Koby 12               
     3) Patel, Viral 11                 4) Mullen, Austin 12 

Like I said in the opener, this isn't one of those stories. They didn't win. They didn't automatically qualify for the Sectional Meet. It's likely that had Rossview not false started they would've finished 5thNevertheless, the relay did qualify for the sectional meet but unfortunately finished 5th. As a relay the trio did not advance to the state meet but Austin Mullen qualified in the 400m and Koby Story qualified in the 300m Hurdles. When they competed the state meet neither athlete medalled.