Warriors Break 40 Year Record
On Saturday, Memphis Central sprinters Zavien Wolfe, Jeremiah Patton, Morcellous Harris, and Jordan Ware broke the State Record in the 4x100m relay of 41.24 had been held by Oakland High School since 1983 when they crossed the finish line in 41.04. Of the four relay records, this one was the longest standing. Harris and Ware were also part of the Central team that broke the 4x200m State Record last may in Murfreesboro at 1:24.93. Though they had previously run 41.17 and 1:24.95 last March at Texas Relays, there was some discussion about whether or not those records would count as a TSSAA Official needs to be present at a meet for a record to be set. One was in attendance at Jack Moran on Saturday and obviously many were at the State Meet last spring. Now it's just a matter of submitting the proper paper work for the TSSAA Record Books to reflect that.
Moreover, the listed time for Oakland in 1983 was actually 41.1. It had been adjusted by .14 to accommodate for new, more accurate timing methods. Their mark on Saturday is under that as well. They currently rank #17 nationally after Saturday.
National 4x100m Relay Rankings
Division II Record For CBHS
The team that placed runner up on Saturday was a Christian Brothers squad comprised of Santiago Calderoni, Jaxon Hammond, Nigil Smith, and Charlie Harrell who in their own respect ran the fastest ever in the event by a Division II team. Their 41.80 lowers the previous mark set by Brentwood Academy in 2017 at 41.96. It also the #17 All-Time mark in the event.
All-Time Tennessee 4x100m Relay Rankings
Amazing accomplishment by both squads. Can't wait to see what the rest of the season in store holds for the state.