4x800m Repeats with stunning comeback!
2/7/03 - 96th Millrose Games - Madison Square Garden
Check out the well-wishers!
|Conrad Dalton leads off with flu-hindered 2:11.1
||Brian McCabe runs stirring 2nd leg of 1:57.8, catching all 5 runners ahead of him
|Greg Sans runs strong 2:04.2 leg
||Jose Fernandez anchors in crushing 1:57.9
Going in as defending champs and prohibitive favorites, the "best laid plans gang aft agley". Conrad couldn't shake the flu and despite leading early, had little wind and struggled to even finish, handing off in last place, 40 meters back. Then Brian McCabe, denied an invitation to the Millrose HS mile by a mere tenth of a second, garnered the night's greatest ovation for his remarkable attack on the leaders, bring the baton from last to first in a blistering 1:57.8. Greg Sans, showing no signs of nerves in this, his first Millrose, ran a 2:04.2 leg to hand off near leading St. Anthony's. Then anchor Jose Fernandez simply did what he does best, and set a crushing pace that brought home the Prep's 2nd straight win here in 1:57.9. Total Time: 8:11.06. This gives the Prep 2 of 3 legs needed to permanently own the George Eastment Trophy for this event. Thanks to the more than 140 Prep supporters in the stands!