College women’s DMR Championship of America is on the track.
Defending champion Tennessee into the early lead… Stanford was in second, runner fell @ 425m and is now towards the back of the back.
Michigan into lead at 1000. At first exchange Michigan (3:22.1) followed by Stanford, Penn and North Carolina
Tennessee closes gap on the 400 leg, but Michigan (53.4) stays in the lead.
On 800 leg Michigan and Tennessee continue to gap the field… Georgetown passes Stanford to move into third…
Tennessee takes the lead with 200 to go on 800 leg, hands off a step ahead of Michigan at 6:17.5. Georgetown 3rd, Penn 4th, Stanford 5th.
It’s Sarah Bowman for the Lady Vols and Nicole Edwards for the Wolverines on the anchor…
With one lap to go Bowman a step ahead of Edwards. Penn is third, about 100m back…
Edwards blows by with 100 meters to and hits the line in 10:49.58, the second fastest ever at Penn. Tennessee runs 10:50.51, fourth fastest ever here!
Stanford moves up for third, 11:05.48. Penn, in sixth, sets an Ivy League record of 11:08.83.
“Obviously the first three legs ran really well,” Edwards said after the race. “Geena [Gall] ran a great third leg and put us in a good position. Sarah is a really talented runner and I just did my very best to hang on because she set a really tough pace, she did all the work. I just tried to hang on, I knew I want to make a move but I didn’t want to do it too early but at the 150 I felt strong enough.” Serita Williams, who ran the second leg, is flying back toto graduate Saturday. “This is a graduation present,” she said. “I wanted to win so bad”
Full results are here.
UPDATE: Splits are now live at the results link above. Brie Felnagle of UNC had the fastest anchor – 4:30.4