Men's 4 × 200 metres relay world record progression

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The following table shows the world record progression in the men's 4 × 200 metres relay in athletics.

Time Team Nationality Location Date Participants Event
1:27.8 University of Pennsylvania  United States Philadelphia 1919-06-07 Sherman Landers, F. S. Davis, W. C. Haymond, Elmer Smith Penn Relays
1:27.4 New York AC  United States Pasadena 1921-07-05 Bernard Wefers, Jr.,[1] Lovejoy, Ray, Farell
1:25.8 University of Southern California  United States Los Angeles 1927-05-14 House, Herschel Curry Smith, Borah, Lewis
1:25.0 Stanford University  United States Fresno 1937-05-15 Jim Kneubuhl, Stan Hiserman, Ray Malott, Jack Weiershauser[2] West Coast Relays
1:24.4 University of Southern California  United States Fresno 1949-05-14 Mel Patton, Ron Frazier, George Pasquali, Norman Stocks West Coast Relays
1:24.0 University of Southern California  United States Fresno 1949-05-20 Mel Patton, Ron Frazier, George Pasquali, Norman Stocks West Coast Relays
1:23.8 United States  United States Sydney 1956-12-05 Leamon King, Andy Stanfield, Thane Baker, Bobby Morrow
1:22.7 Texas University  United States Austin 1957-04-05 Wally Wilson, Eddie Southern, Hollis Gainey, Bobby Whilden[3] Texas Relays
1:22.6 Abilene Christian College  United States Modesto 1958-05-31 Bill Woodhouse, James Segrest, George Peterson, Bobby Morrow Modesto Relays
1:22.1 San Jose State College  United States Fresno 1967-05-13 Ken Shackelford, George Talmadge, Lee Evans, Tommie Smith West Coast Relays
1:21.5 Italy  Italy Barletta 1972-07-21 Pietro Mennea, Ossola, Pasqualino Abeti, Luigi Benedetti
1:21.4 Arizona State University  United States Philadelphia 1977-04-30 Gary Burl, Tony Darden, Gerald Burl, Herman Frazier[4] Penn Relays
1:20.26 University of Southern California [5]  United States Tempe 1978-05-27 Tom Andrews, James Sanford, Billy Mullins, Clancy Edwards Sun Devil Relay Classic[6]
1:19.38 Santa Monica Track Club  United States Koblenz 1989-08-23 Danny Everett, Leroy Burrell, Floyd Heard, Carl Lewis
1:19.11 Santa Monica Track Club  United States Philadelphia 1992-04-25 Michael Marsh, Leroy Burrell, Floyd Heard, Carl Lewis Penn Relays
1:18.68 Santa Monica Track Club  United States Walnut 1994-04-20 Michael Marsh, Leroy Burrell, Floyd Heard, Carl Lewis Mt. SAC Relays
1:18.63 Jamaica  Jamaica Nassau 2014-05-24 Nickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir, Jermaine Brown, Yohan Blake IAAF World Relays

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernard J. Wefers, Sr. (American athlete) -- Encyclopædia Britannica". britannica.com. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  2. ^ https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/135808784/
  3. ^ http://www.e-yearbook.com/yearbooks/University_Texas_Cactus_Yearbook/1957/Page_554.html
  4. ^ "Arizona State University Official Athletic Site – Track & Field – Arizona State Sun Devils". thesundevils.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  5. ^ The USC team finished second in the race; the Tobias Striders won in a time of 1:20.23, but their time was rejected as a record as the team members were from different countries: Guy Abrahams (Panama), Michael Simmons (USA), Don Quarrie (Jamaica), James Gilkes (Guyana).
  6. ^ "A roundup of the week May 22–28". Sports Illustrated. 5 June 1978. Retrieved 20 February 2017.

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