We're in the college men's 4x400 Championship of America race now, an event presented in honor of the late, legendary Inquirer columnist Frank Dolson. Houston leads coming into the home stretch of the second leg. George Mason, G.C. Foster and Maryland are at the front of the chasing pack.
Houston cruises to victory in 3:02.61. Maryland finished second in 3:06.51.
We turn our attention to the far side of the track for the masters mixed 100m dash for age 80+ runners. The oldest competitors are two 83-year-olds, Bruce Gilbert and Michael McDonnell.
82-year-old William Bittner wins in 15.34.
Calabar of Kingston, Jamaica won the high school boys 4x800 Championship of America in 7:36.61. Central Bucks West, the only local team in the field, finished seventh in 7:52.40.
Wisconsin wins the college men's 4xmile in a photo finish, beating Indiana 16:39.82 to 16:39.86. The top local finisher was Villanova, sixth in 16:47.10.
Some great theater in the men's masters 60+ 4x400. William Rhoad anchored a 75+ team from Philadelphia Masters, and though he was in last place got a standing ovation for his effort making it to the finish line.
Neshaminy wins the Philadelphia-area high school boys 4x400 consolation race in 3:22.53. Camden was with them all the way and finished second in 3:22.94.
False start in the Philadelphia-area girls 4x400. They got well into the first curve before the gun was fired again. Farthest I've seen a race go before being called back, and from the sound of the crowd, I'm not alone.
Winslow Township wins the Philadelphia-area girls 4x400 consolation race in 3:51.70.
Now for the last big race of the meet: the high school boys Championship of America.
Excelsior and Calabar are 1-2 early, with Bullis in third.
Now here comes Holmwood Tech to be in front at the first handoff.
Holmwood Tech now with a clear lead heading into the last turn of the second leg. Kingston College in second and closing as they come to the handoff.
Kingston College jumps ahead out of the exchange.