I'm glad to hear of your success but you're one of the only coaches I know who has their top guy lead off. Furthermore a running start gets you to top speed faster than a down start, why waste him out of the blocks. I understand the reasoning for your slowest guy going last which is what teams do when they realize they probably wont win, but there's a reason the fastest teams place their killers 2nd and 4th. Carl Lewis always anchored (5 world records) and when Carl wasn't the fastest Leroy Burrell who was ran the second leg. The American's order was fine.