By Dupé Aleru|March 17, 2011|9:32 a.m.
What do you get when you have senior Nick Harper, junior Josh Galen, and the Normans super-sophomore duo of Chanan Batra and Alex Rohani? That’s right, you get the “Boys Varsity Quartet”, who happened to be the stars at the Culver Invite, as they pulled a victory in the 4x1600m relay in a time of 18:34.24—crushing the old school record of 19:33.60 set in 2008.
In addition to taking the number 8 spot in the state, the quartet’s then ran the 4x800m relay taking second to Venice H.S. in a time of 8:21.97 to Beverly’s 8:23.59 (#2 all time at Beverly). The breakdown of each runner’s split time was: Harper 2:11.69, Galen 2:06.23, Rohani 2:03.10 and Batra 2:02.59.
Other highlights of the Culver Invite consists of the Girls Varsity 4x800m relay of Lily Ting (2:34.92), Ashley Bootesaz (2:34.16), Sydney Gray (2:29.91) and Brianna Simmons (2:26.61) who took second in their event to Mira Costa, in a time of 10:05.59, putting the girls in the top 15th spot in the state. The Boys Varsity 4x400m Relay of Mario Conti, Cameron Countryman, Alex Rohani and Joel Steiberg also took second place to Dorsey H.S. in a time of 3:27.36. Alex Rohani ran an unofficial hand time split of 49.5 for the 400m, which only suggests that the Frosh Soph 400m school record will be broken this year.
For this week’s meet, the Normans will be competing at the California Relays at Cerritos College today from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.