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    Edwin Allen 43.62 at Penn
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    Is it a World High School Best? Oldest athlete on the team is Kevona Davis (17). The others are all 14. Twins Tia (PB 11.37 +1.7)and Tina Clayton (PB 11.7 +1.4) will be fifteen in August. Serena Cole will be 15 this year. Handoffs were sub-optimal. All of these girls plus Brianna Williams will be available for WU20 next year. WU20 Record could be in trouble if all stay healthy and even maintain their PBs. Heck they could have a go at it for PanAm U20 if they draft in Kiara Grant 11.19 +1.9 and Ashante Moore 11.17 +1.0
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    I saw the thread title, then the first sentence of the post, and was thinking "holy shit, how old is this guy Edwin?" .... Michael Norman's in trouble.
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    I wonder how many countries have a National Record slower than this. e.g. the New Zealand record stands at 44.60!
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    Me too to thinking Edwin Allen was a person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainy.here View Post
    Me too to thinking Edwin Allen was a person.
    He WAS a person. The school is named after him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainy.here View Post
    Me too to thinking Edwin Allen was a person.
    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    He WAS a person. The school is named after him.
    Good name for a hurdler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nztrackfan View Post
    I wonder how many countries have a National Record slower than this. e.g. the New Zealand record stands at 44.60!
    That would be 172, or 176 if you count the 4 countries not having a record set yet. Source: Wikipedia (may include non-IAAF members).

    NZ is ahead of 151 (or 155).

    There are 39 countries faster than these teenagers - for the moment.

    If anybody wants to see the full list, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DentyCracker View Post
    Is it a World High School Best?
    I don't think "high school" track and field has much relevance outside the USA and a few other countries. Most of the world's youngsters compete with clubs and Under-18/Youth or Under-20/Juniors are the records that matter.

    The 43.62, however, would rank #6 all-time on the World U20 list -- which is pretty extraordinary considering most of those marks were made with 17-19 year-olds. The record is 43.27 and the Jamaican U20 NR is 43.40. If these athletes stay healthy, motivated and improve at all (all significant "ifs" as improvement can't always be projected), the World U20 record should be their's by next year.

    Also, to answer your question in another manner, I'm quite sure there have never been 4 U18 or U20 athletes competing for one school that have run that fast. Probably not for one club, either, though I'm not sure how the other national U20 team marks would compare in terms of whether they trained for the same club.
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    It happens that the U.S. HSR was rewritten this past weekend, too, by DeSoto HS in Texas: 44.44 in their regional meet.

    Excellent mark, but still well off the Edwin Allen standard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveu View Post
    It happens that the U.S. HSR was rewritten this past weekend, too, by DeSoto HS in Texas: 44.44 in their regional meet.

    https://trackandfieldnews.com/discus...irls-4x100-HSR
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