The Suffern girls' 4x4 = fast.
As in fastest-in-the-country fast, at least so far. The 1,600-meter relay sped to a Rockland-record and nation-best time of 3 minutes, 51.5 seconds Jan. 16 in the Millrose Games Trials at The Armory. So there are a lot of possibilities.
"We're looking to even drop more time," said Sarah Adler, the senior who led off. "We're looking for a state championship. That's our goal. I think with that relay, we can do anything."
Coach Joe Biddy thinks it can run under 3:50. Senior Soraya Theard, sophomore Imani Solan and eighth-grader Kamryn McIntosh joined Adler on that record run.
They will chase the Millrose Suburban division title Feb. 16 on The Armory track.
"I'm hoping we can win the Millrose and go all the way -- states, Federation and maybe get into the seeded heat in the nationals and at least medal," Biddy said.
Mamaroneck's young talent: Katie DeVore had been slowed by a minor hip injury and the flu, but the Mamaroneck freshman recovered to become the Westchester champ in the 1,000.
"As a freshman, she is still learning how to pace herself over the five laps at the Armory," coach Bob Morrissey wrote in an e-mail. "With the right competition at the end of the season in Class A and in the state qualifier, I think we will see more of what she is capable of. ... She is a very talented runner with a bright future ahead of her."
DeVore is also part of the Tigers' promising 3,200 relay, a relay that has been hampered by minor illnesses and injuries.
Besides DeVore's woes, freshman Lauren Chapey is just getting back in shape after an ankle injury from late in cross country season. Junior Leonie Rauls didn't run the relay at the Westchester meet due to a minor knee problem.
Four freshmen, Shari Rauls -- Leonie's sister -- Charlotte Stevens, Chapey and DeVore teamed for second.
The two Rauls, DeVore and Chapey came in fifth among public schools at the outdoor state meet last June.
South vaulter flies high: Chris Guglielmo flew so high in the pole vault at the Rockland County championships that he set the Clarkstown South record in winning the title, clearing 13 feet, 7 inches.
Head field coach Ray Sussmann can see the senior flying even higher.
"I think he has quite a bit left in him," Sussmann said. "Technically, he's doing well in the lower end. When he gets up near the top ... he needs to get his hips above his shoulders and he could probably go another foot or 2."
More Millrose: Carmel's Eric Holt, Briarcliff's Stephen Shine and Nanuet's Megan Young are entered in the Millrose high school mile races. Mahopac's Corinne Florie is an alternate.