Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

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The women's 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 1978 Commonwealth Games was held on 12 August at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [1]

4 × 400 metres relay Track and field relay event covering 1600 metres

The 4 × 400 metres relay or long relay is an athletics track event in which teams consist of four runners who each complete 400 metres or one lap. It is traditionally the final event of a track meet. At top class events, the first 500 metres is run in lanes. Start lines are thus staggered over a greater distance than in an individual 400 metres race; the runners then typically move to the inside of the track. The slightly longer 4 × 440 yards relay was formerly run British and American meetings, until metrication was completed in the 1970s.

Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games

At the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A total of 38 events were contested, 23 for men and 15 for women.

Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton) stadium in Edmonton, Alberta

Commonwealth Stadium, also known as The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium during Eskimos events, is an open-air, all-seater multipurpose stadium located in the McCauley neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It has a seating capacity of 55,819, making it the largest open-air stadium in Canada. It has been used for Canadian football, athletics, soccer, and rugby union, as well as concerts.

Results

Rank Nation Athletes Time Notes
Flag of England.svg  England Ruth Kennedy, Joslyn Hoyte, Verona Elder, Donna Hartley 3:27.19 GR
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Bethanie Nail, Denise Boyd, Maxine Corcoran, Judy Peckham 3:28.65
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada Anne Mackie-Morelli, Debbie Campbell, Margaret Stride, Rachelle Campbell 3:35.83
4 Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Ann Harley, Evelyn McMeekin, Helen Golden, Karen Williams 3:36.52
5 Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Georgina Aidoo, Grace Bakari, Hannah Afriye, Helen Opoku 3:37.12
6 Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Debbie Byfield-White, Helen Blake, Maureen Gottschalk, Normalee Murray 3:37.92

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