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1st Annual George & Whitey King 4 x 1600 Relay
Saunders Stadium, South Boston, MA, July 8, 2004
The 1st George and Whitey King 4 x 1600 Relay
Saunders Stadium, South Boston MA
Only the HFC Striders answered the challenge of the first annual George and Whitey King 4 x 1600
meter relay at the new South Boston track facility.
Named in honor of the Boston brothers who were top middle distance runners at Boston English HS
in the 1950's and who continue in the sport as officials, George, was part of a US record setting
4 x 1500 relay in 1956, and Whitey was the event starter for the evening.
The teams were joined by Uta Pippig, who warmed up and cooled down with the runners, and
ran a few 400 legs on a undermanned pick-up foursome.
Harpoon Brewery sponsorship provided a growler of beer and set of glasses to the winning teams.
1. HFC Open 19:41.7
John Litchfield 4:40.4; Jack Kilcommons 4:47.6; Chris Forti 5:24.9; Paul Kelley 4:49.8
2. HFC Masters 20:16.4
Paul Corcoran 5:03.5; John Sullivan 4:58.6; Bryan Van Dorpe 5:28.3; Bobby Bligh, 4:46.0
3 HFC Open II
(Paul Muldoon 5:14.0; Jason Cakouras 4:46.6; various other 400 meter legs to the finsh in 19:45 or so)