Everybody in Hawaii track and field circles knows the Saint Louis 4×100 relay team is fast as a unit, but they are doing a lot individually, too.
The squad — Roman Wilson, Keanu Wallace, Korvin Feagins and Keola Yadao — ran the event in 42.11 on Saturday at Kamehameha to set a new ILH championship meet record. It’s also the best time for Hawaii in 2019, and it is better than Punahou’s 42.18 from last year that set the state-meet mark.
That state mark could fall next month, if the Crusaders have their way.
“Every meet, every day, we gotta make sure our handoffs are good,” said Wilson, who also won the 100-meter dash Saturday. “This record means a lot to me. And to the whole Saint Louis community and alumni. People at our school are very proud of what we do, putting our names in the history book.”
Three of those Crusaders — Wilson, Wallace and Feagins — were part of the Saint Louis football team that won its third straight Open Division state championship last fall.
Wilson, a junior wide receiver, has four Division I football offers. Wallace is also a wide receiver who will be going into his senior year, and Feagins was a senior defensive back.
As of this point, there’s no room at the inn for Trenton Wailehua in the lineup. But it’s not because he’s slow. Wailehua’s 49.42 is the fastest 400 in Hawaii in 2019 so far. It’s not clear if he will be inserted into the team for states, but he said Saturday that he’s not hurt.
Here’s a closer look at what other accomplishments the Crusaders’ 4×100 unit had on Saturday.
>> Wilson: First place in 100 (10.99); second place in long jump (21 feet, 1.25 inches)
>> Wallace: Third place in long jump (20-2.75); fourth place in 100 (11.21); fifth place in 200 (23.75)
>> Feagins: First place in high jump (6-3); fifth place in 100 (11.33)
>> Yadao: First place in 200 (22.38); second place in 100 (11.03)