Reagan Boys Win 4x200m National Championship!


Reagan after 4x200m National Championship at New Balance Outdoor Nationals


Reagan boys relay team of Keasean Dirks, Mashion Powell, Tazhae Woods and DJ Moyer brought home the 4x200m Relay National Championship in 1:25.93!  The relay team came in seeded first overall with their NCHSAA 4A State Championship time of 1:26.39.  They were joined by both Parkland and Walter Williams in the fast section.

Though the Raiders have been a great 4x200m squad this season, they weren't expecting to come into the National meet as the top seed.  

With only one senior, Powell, on the squad, you'd think nerves would play a factor for them as they get on the big stage with all eyes on them.  But Reagan showed no fear with a pretty much flawless effort on the track.  

Moyer was the anchor who got the stick out in the lead and had the task of holding off some of the nations best 200m runners.  Moyer got the stick and rolled down the homestretch making it look easy as they clocked 1:25.93.  

It's certainly a difficult task to run at the state championships and win, then hold on for four more weeks to have success at the National Championships.  Especially in a sprint relay where chemistry in exchanges is key.  

Reagan will return junior Keasean Dirks, sophomore DJ Moyer and freshman Tazhae Woods to the team next year.  

Forsyth County rivals Parkland took 2nd in the fast section but fell to third place overall with a team from an earlier section who ran .004 sections faster than them.  Parkland clocked 1:29.59 and  Walter Williams ran 1:27.40 taking 8th overall.

Reagan becomes the 11th team in North Carolina history to dip under 1:26 for the 4x200m Relay.  

Results

PlaceTeamTimeSec (pl)
1PFAFFTOWN RC-NC1:25.936 (1)
2SETON HALL TC-NJ1:26.59 (1:26.586)3 (1)
3LIGHTS OUT TC-NC1:26.59 (1:26.590)6 (2)
4CARDINAL TC-NY1:26.953 (2)
5SPARTANBURG TC-SC1:27.044 (1)
6PARKVIEW EXPRESS-GA1:27.346 (3)
7MOTOR CITY TC-MI1:27.386 (4)
8BULLDOGS TC-NC1:27.406 (5)
9BURTONSVILLE PANTHERS TC-MD1:27.623 (3)
10EAST ORANGE TC-NJ1:27.736 (6)
11RESERVOIR TC-MD1:27.792 (1)
12HENRY CLAY TC-KY1:27.846 (7)
13BLAZING RAIDERS-MD1:27.973 (4)
14DUNBAR BLUE SPIKES TC-OH1:28.054 (2)
15MASON TC-OH1:28.194 (3)
16MUSKEGO TC-WI1:28.254 (4)
17NORTHEAST TC-MD1:28.465 (1)
18NEW TOWN ELITE TC-MD1:28.565 (2)
19OXON HILL TC-MD1:28.623 (5)
20PROVISO WEST TC-IL1:28.712 (2)
21HARDIN VALLEY TC-TN1:28.854 (5)
22ACTIVE ATHLETICS TC-NC1:28.911 (1)
23KENTWOOD TC-MI1:29.045 (3)
24ARROWHEAD TC-WI1:29.084 (6)
25ST XAVIER TC-OH1:29.09 (1:29.084)4 (7)
26CENTURY TC-ND1:29.09 (1:29.088)5 (4)
27FORT KNOX TC-KY1:29.403 (6)
28MXS TC-NJ1:29.441 (2)
29RUNNING RAMS-MD1:29.515 (5)
30GREENIES TC-NC1:29.525 (6)
31OLENTANGY ORANGE TC-OH1:29.945 (7)
32PLAINSBORO TC-NJ1:30.011 (3)
33VANCE TC-NC1:30.062 (3)
34ATHOLTON TC-MD1:30.212 (4)
35SOUTHEAST GUILFORD TC-NC1:30.263 (7)
36WESTERN CARY TC-NC1:30.301 (4)
37NOVI TC-MI1:30.792 (5)
38ST BENEDICTS PREP TC-NJ1:30.961 (5)
39SPRINGBROOK TC-MD1:31.082 (6)
40ST PETER'S PREP TC-NJ1:31.195 (8)
41ARDREY KELL TC-NC1:31.961 (6)
42SPIRIT OF PRE-MI1:32.282 (7)
43SOUTH HAGERSTOWN TC-MD1:32.501 (7)
44ST STEPHENS-ST AGNES TC-VA1:40.964 (8)
WITHROW TC-OHDNS6


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