1/30/09 - 102nd Millrose Games - Madison Square Garden

Fordham Prep does it Again

By: Christopher Hunt - chunt@armorytrack.com
Published: 2009-01-30 23:37:00
 By Christopher Hunt
Photos by Tim Fulton

NEW YORK – When Michael Jennings split the tape at the finish line at Madison Square Garden he cemented his team in history at Fordham Prep. The history is built on tradition, a tradition that had the Garden sounding like a college basketball game during the CHSAA 4x800 relay.

“This is awesome,” Jennings said still looking in shock. “It’s just awesome.”

Fordham Prep won its sixth 4x800 title in eight years Friday night at the 102nd Millrose Games in 8:05.27 over rival Farrell in the most intense race of the night. Farrell led for two and a half legs before Zach Keefer blew the race open before the final exchange. Farrell’s James Farley erased the gap – apparently by Jennings’ design – then Jennings blasted through the last 150 for the win.


“This wasn’t just for this 4x800,” Keefer said, “it was for all the Fordham Prep relays that have been here, for everyone in the crowd that came for us.”
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       102nd Millrose Games                     
       Madison Square Garden, New York, NY  - 1/30/2009       
Event 32  Boys 4x800 Meter Relay Catholic
    Team                                                 Finals
  1 Fordham Prep                                      8:05.27
Griffiths 2:01.5, Petrovich 2:00.2,  Keefer 1:59.7, Jennings 2:03.5   
  2 Monsignor Farrell                                 8:06.00
  3 Chaminade                                           8:11.76
  4 Bishop Ford                                         8:14.78
  5 Kellenberg Memorial                            8:19.36
  6 St. Joseph by the Sea                           8:21.26