Michigan isn’t running, so Tennessee will try to move up to the top spot after two runner-up finishes already this week. Tennessee is going for its sixth Penn title in this race.
After two legs the Lady Vols are in the lead, with Georgetown and LSU close behind. Boston College quickly joins the leaders.
Going into the anchor Tennessee still leads, with LSU second. They pulled away from Georgetown and BC.
It’s Sarah Bowman (Tenn) and LaTavia Thomas (LSU) battling it out on the anchor leg. With a lap to go Bowman had a step lead on Thomas. Thomas tried to pass on the final curve and finally got by with 150 meters to go. She powered down the stretch to finish in 8:30.98, with Tennessee second in 8:32.60. Full results can be found here.
That’s LSU’s fourth championship this year. They previously won the 4×100, shuttle hurdles and sprint medley. That ties the Relays record that they co-hold (set in 2003), along with Texas (1989) and South Carolina (2005). LSU can break the record later today if they win the 4×400.
Thomas, a grad of West Catholic H.S. here in Philly, also anchored the winning sprint medley on Friday night.