* The Mounds View Boys State-Record 4x800m Relay Team
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The Mounds View boys put together a stellar 4x800m relay team at the Suburban Conference East Conference Championships on Thursday and once William Skelly had crossed the line, they had broken one of Minnesota's oldest state records in the 4x800m relay.
The foursome of Maximus Gregory, Victor Lelinga, Elliott McArthur and William Skelly put together a time of 7:39.91 to break the old state record of 7:41.94, which was last set in 1998 by the Stillwater boys team of Luke Watson, Lancer Lumby, Sean Graham and Greg Wikelius.
The Stillwater boys record was the third oldest Minnesota boys state record going into this season behind the long jump (1982) and high jump (1973).
No team had previously come this close to the record since the 2016 Hopkins boys team -- which consisted of of Seth Eliason, Jack Henschel, Samuel Branson and Hunter Staack -- ran a time of 7:44.56, which is now fourth all-time in the state.
The Mounds View boy's time of 7:39.91 ranks No. 1 nationally (as seen below) this season.
4x800 Meter Relay
|RANK||TIME||TEAM||MEET DATE PLACE|
MN Mounds View High School
NJ Ridge HS
IL Hinsdale (Central)
IL Orland Park (Sandburg)
This is the second Minnesota state track and field record that has been broken this season.
Ava Cinnamo last broke the Minnesota girls state triple jump record.