Boston meet produces indoor WRs in M35 and M40 4×800 relays

Masters relay records outside worlds and Penn are rare. But two WRs at one meet? That’s the case at the Boston University Last Chance Meet on Sunday. An M40 team of Ed Winslow, Chris Blondin, Mark Williams and Nicholas Berra clocked 7:49.90 to crush the listed indoor world 4×8 record of 7:58.12 set a year ago in New York. Mark shared these amazing splits: Ed (1:59.91), Chris (1:59.69), Mark (1:55.75) and Nick (1:54.93). An M35 team also claimed a WR, but the listed best of 8:11.58 from 2004 seems way slow. Mark says splits on Central Park Track Club’s 7:55.13 were Andrew Hogue (2:02.49), Rob Gill (1:58.09), Peter Brady (1:58.49) and Jonevan Hornsby (1:54.06). So the M35 record is behind the M40. Talk about rarities.

Members of M40 relay hold numbers signifying their time. Nick is at right.

Members of M40 relay hold numbers signifying their time. Nick is at right.

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March 3, 2014

8 Responses

  1. Peter Taylor - March 3, 2014

    And the order from left to right would be Ed Winslow, Chris Blondin, Mark Williams, and Nick. Three observations:

    1. Ed Winslow is a sprinter, although I do recall him running an 800 last winter at Landover. Congratulations on your leadoff 1:59.91, Ed.

    2. Three of the eight runners described in this article split under 1:56. Extraordinary.

    3. Nick Berra will be running as a 45-year-old next week at nationals. What’s he doing splitting 1:54.93 indoors? The guy must be in shape.

  2. al cestero - March 3, 2014

    awsome = sub 2′s for 4 40+’s

  3. Dan Murdock - March 3, 2014

    Congrats to both teams!! I am very proud to know Ed and Andrew, both are great guys and stud runners, as I am sure the other six guys are as well. Well done!!

  4. Gary - March 3, 2014

    That is phenomenal…

  5. James Chinn - March 3, 2014

    Incredible!

  6. Nate Sickerson - March 4, 2014

    Great job! Amazing

  7. Horace Grant - March 4, 2014

    Outstanding!

  8. BMo - March 5, 2014

    Totally impressive!!!

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