He got another personal best (2:08)... he did a fabulous job holding his own during the race. There are some fast kids in this Section! His teammates are off to the side cheering him on, they had finished their "leg" of the race. Alex ran 3rd.
And he had the great fortune to hand off to this guy. Zavon Watkins. The National record holder (yes, I said National...) for the 800 meter. Look for this guy to be in the Olympics someday. Seriously.
They came in 2nd... but almost edged out the #1 team, Baldwinsville. B'ville has won this relay all season. The coach is congratulating him above.
The very excited guy in the red is Shaun Thompson, from B'ville. He's the state's #1 Cross-country runner. He and Zavon went head-to-head on the final leg. Fortunately for Shaun, he had a half a lap lead when he got the baton. But Zavon came within 3 seconds of catching him. It was really a great race. And we're not 100% sure yet... but Alex might just have another meet next week... a little something called State Qualifying. It all depends on whether the coach wants Zavon to run the 4x800 again. He might just focus on his individual events. We'll find out tomorrow...
Here are the results from today's meet. Scroll down, you'll see the link on the left-hand side for the 4x800 meter relay.