After that spectacular HS 4×400 by Eleanor Roosevelt, we have another championship, the College Women’s Sprint Medley Championship.
LSU takes an early lead after the 200’s, followed by Florida.
LSU still in front with an unofficial 53.2 split, and has a very large lead. They already broke the collegiate record in the shuttle hurdles today.
LSU still with a 40 meter lead with 200 meters to go. Jesse Carlin of Penn has run a very strong leg in the 800 and has moved into 2nd.
LSU wins with a 3:46.85, their 2nd in a row and 4th in 8 years. Penn was 2nd in 3:52.09, Miami in 3rd with 3:54.36. If we do not have any fast times in the 2nd heat, this would be the highest placing in any event by our hosts, the Penn women, in the history of their program. The Penn men’s last victory was in 1974.
UCLA wins the 2nd heat in 3:53.89, which means the Penn position will hold up. An Ivy League team has never won here at the Penn Relays on the women’s side, which makes this 2nd place by Penn at least tied for the best ever in conference history.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, it looks like Penn has been DQ’d due to a lane violation. We’ll see how the appeals process turns out.