Girls 300m Depth
Unlike the guys, the girls 4x400 list has a six second difference between first and tenth opposed to a 0.96 second difference on the guys' side. That should make for some very telling differences. For our analysis here: below are all of the averages that we have for the top 11 in order.
The two big take-aways are that the state record directly correlates with the fastest 300 1-4 split and that there is only one instance of a jump in order. That jump took place in 2015 when Western Branch ran a faster 4x4 but had a slower 300m average than Nansemond River. The order switched outdoors though with Nansemond River going on to beat them head-to-head and break the state record at New Balance Nationals.
VA State Record: 3:44.73 (2017)
VA #2 All-Time 3:45.06 (2015)
VA #3 All-Time 3:45.99 (2016)
VA #4 All-Time 3:46.91 (2008)
*Not enough team info for Landstown but Marlena Wesh was the AAA State Champion in 39.41.
VA #5 All-Time 3:47.44 (2018)
VA #6 All-Time 3:47.94 (2013)
VA #7 All-Time 3:48.91 (2009)
VA #8 All-Time 3:49.95 (2015)
VA #9 All-Time 3:49.92 (2014)
VA #11 All-Time 3:51.18 (2004) (Bethel ran VA #10 in 1999)