Virginia wins its first Penn Relays men’s Championship of America since 1943 with a 7:15.38 clocking.
On the opening leg, Owen Dawson handed off first for Penn State with everyone still in contention.
Casimir Loxsom kept the Nittany Lions in the lead on the second leg, thanks to the day’s fastest split, 1:46.58. Lance Roller moved Virginia up to second place with Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and LSU following.
Stephen Finley moved Virginia into the lead at the final exchange, with Oregon and Penn State close behind.
Robby Andrews (Virginia) took the pace out on the anchor leg, leading Andrew Wheating (Oregon) and Ryan Foster (Penn State). Foster snuck into the lead at the bell. Down the backstretch he held off Wheating and it appeared that they had dropped Andrews. But the Virginia freshman found another gear and came rolling to the front of the final turn, holding off Wheating (just as he did in the 800 at the NCAA Indoor championships in March). Andrews and Wheating had identical splits of 1:47.78.
Full results can be found here.