Kirk Young ran a 1:56.5 anchor leg of the 3,200-meter relay to give Central a come-from-behind victory and a meet record to highlight the 16th annual Marc Jenkins Relays last night at Spingarn High School.
Central won the event in a time of 8:04.8, breaking the old record of 8:05.1, set in 1979 by Menchville of Newport News.
When Young got the baton from Harvey Reedy, the Falcons were in fourth place. Young caught up to the field with 200 meters to go, then pulled away for the victory.
"I didn't know if I could do it because my leg was hurting," said Young. Central hopes to go under eight minutes in the 3,200 relay at the Penn Relays next week.
Lynda Tolbert, running in her first meet of the spring, anchored Ballou to two victories and ran the third leg on another. The Knights won the 400 (52.2), sprint medley (1:53.9), 800 (1:46.9) and the 1,600 (4:12.7). Ballou also won the B section of the 800 (1:55.7).
H.D. Woodson's boys won six events. The Warriors won the shuttle hurdles (63.9) and the distance medley (10:43.6).
They won the A section (43.4) and B section (45.4) of the 400-meter relay. The Warriors also won the A section (3:26.1) and B section (3:38.6) of the 1,600.
Anacostia won the B section of the 800 (1:36.4). Theodore Roosevelt won the open section of the 800 (1:32.3) and White Plains (N.Y.) won the championship section of the 800 (1:31.5).