09 MAR 1999 General News Splits from the world record relays in Maebashi

The Record Relays

The record relays
A world record is always a special event and when this is the result of teamwork, in a sport which is noted for its individualism, it becomes exceptional. Maebashi saw two exceptional records in both the men and women 4x400m relays.

Here are the splits (from photo-cell readings) for the two record relays. Thanks to Mark Butler for this information.

Men

1, United States 3:02.83: Andre Morris 45.85; Dameon Johnson 46.18; Deon Minor 46.05; Milton Campbell 44.75

2, Poland 3:03.01: Piotr Haczek 46.42; Jacek Bocian 45.43; Piotr Rysiukiewicz 45.77; Robert Mackowiak 45.39

3, Britain 3:03.20: Allyn Condon 47.30; Solomon Wariso 45.73; Adrian Patrick 45.39; Jamie Baulch 44.78

4, Jamaica 3:05.12: Michael McDonald 47.03; Danny McFarlane 45.56; Linval Laird 46.65; Roxbert Martin 45.89

5, Japan 3:06.22: Kazuhiro Takahashi 47.37; Jun Osakada 46.33; Masayoshi Kan 46.41; Shunji Karube 46.11

6, France 3:06.37: Marc Foucan 47.53; Emmanuel Front 46.45; Bruno Wavelet 46.64; Fred Mango 45.75

Women

1, Russia 3:24.25: Tatyana Chebykina 51.68; Svetlana Goncharenko 50.30; Olga Kotlyarova 50.77; Natalya Nazarova 51.50

2, Australia 3:26.87: Susan Andrews 52.33; Tania Van Heer 51.45; Tamsyn Lewis 52.76; Cathy Freeman 51.77

3, United States 3:27.59: Monique Hennagan 52.20; Michele Collins 51.37; Zundra Feagin-Alexander 52.76; Shanelle Porter 51.26

4, Germany 3:29.06: Anja Knippel 52.76; Anja Rücker 52.01; Ulrike Urbansky 53.37; Grit Breuer 50.92

5, Jamaica 3:30.16: Lorraine Graham 52.92; Deon Hemmings 51.5; Beverly Grant 54.1; Sandie Richards 51.31

6, Japan 3:41.47: Sachiko Kiso 55.88; Sakie Nobuoka 53.83; Miho Sugimori 55.87: Mariko Miura 55.89