At this point last season, Memphis Central had yet to compete in their first track meet. Most hadn't competed in anything in over a year since COVID cancelled all spring sports in 2020 and Shelby County extended that suspension through fall sports. But now, after a robust indoor season which saw Memphis Central compete in three events and with two outdoor meets under their belts, the Warriors traveled to Austin to see how they matched up against teams from the nation's fastest state.
They were slated to compete in all three relays with a couple of athletes also competing in field events and in their first opportunity on the track they made history.
The quartet of Tyler Bell, Quincy Briggs, Dohnavon Hunt, and Jordan Ware qualified fourth and will compete in the again in this event again on Saturday. The record was previously held by Southwind in 2012 at 1:26.01. This will still be recognized as the State Meet Record until further notice.
They will compete in the prelims in the 4x400m on Friday evening and the 4x100m Prelims on Saturday morning. All three relay finals will be contested on Saturday. It's a tall order but making history isn't easy. Keep these other records in mind for the next 24 hours.
4x100m - 41.24
4x400m - 3:16.15
Update: Memphis Central ran 3:18.57 and did not qualify for finals.
Update: Memphis Central runs 41.17 in the 4x100m Relay to break the oldest remaining record set by Oakland in 1980.