Athletics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

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The women's 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 1990 Commonwealth Games was held on 3 February at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. [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 1990 Commonwealth Games

At the 1990 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand from 27 January to 3 February 1990. A total of 42 events were contested, 23 by male and 19 by female athletes.

Mount Smart Stadium football stadium

Mt Smart Stadium is a stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the home ground of National Rugby League team, the New Zealand Warriors. Built within the quarried remnants of the Rarotonga / Mount Smart volcanic cone, it is located 10 kilometres south of the city centre, in the suburb of Penrose.

Results

Rank Nation Athletes Time Notes
Flag of England.svg  England Angela Piggford, Jenni Stoute, Sally Gunnell, Linda Keough 3:28.08
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Maree Holland, Sharon Stewart, Susan Andrews, Debbie Flintoff-King 3:30.74
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada Rosey Edeh, France Gareau, Cheryl Allen, Gail Harris 3:33.26
4 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Jayne Moffitt, Jill Cockram, Toni Hodgkinson, Carlene Dillimore 3:39.64

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