^^^^^^^^^There have been so many great performances.
A couple that have really stuck with me over the years...
1 & 2 was the 1985 D. 1 4x8's. Two non-winning anchor legs - one from Lancaster (Doug Conroy, who I had 1:49 high/1:50 low), and one from Upper Arlington (Barb Courtade, in 2:10 low) - brought their teams from WAY back. Impressed the daylights out of a very young coach. This was back when the 4x8 and the 800 were on the same day, too. It was after those races I first heard people talk about moving the two events to different days.
3. The 1993 D. 2 boys 4x400. A crash in the last 20 meters of the final leg caused the entire race to be rerun. As an old MVL coach, I watched the late Chet Pifer of Morgan County huddle his relay together between the two races. That team - which was maybe 7th in the first race - ended up second, some 3-4 seconds faster than their first effort. Even though it wasn't a win, it was just a superior performance by their relay. I always wondered what he said - it must have been quite a speech.