The Texas women extended their record for Penn Relays 4×400 victories with a 3:30.03 clocking. LSU (3:32.65) took second while Texas A&M’s Jessica Beard ran an incredible 52.02 anchor to bring Texas A&M up for third after a baton drop late on the third leg. The Aggies got some consolation with a victory in the [...]
Munro College of Jamaica won its first Penn Relays Championship in the 4×400, with a spectacular 3:11.31, with runner-up Junipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.) a distant second (3:14.39). Delano Williams anchor leg (46.21) was decisive for Munro.
Certainly it would be tough for the men to duplicate the excitement of the women’s race, but that’s exactly what happened. The Bahamas and the USA red team led at the cut-in, with Grenada hanging tough at the handoff. Bershawn Jackson opened a good lead on the third leg, and Angelo Taylor brought it home [...]
Sanya Richards-Ross may not have had the fastest split, but she proved she still knows how to race. The world champion held off charges from both USA Blue’s Monica Hargrove and Jamaica’s Kaliese Spencer to give USA Red the win, in 3:22.92. USA Red had the early lead, but USA Blue’s first two legs, Dee Dee [...]
Similar to last year, the college men’s 4×800 championship was highly anticipated. There were a number of good teams in this race, but perhaps again with no clear favorite, although defending champion Virginia was returning with their speedy anchor, Robby Andrews. The first exchange had Arkansas, followed by Penn State and Virginia. Arkansas opened up [...]
Kenya’s Glibert Kipchoge took the lead early on the opening leg, with Bernard Lagat (USA Red) and Ryan Gregson (Australia) right behind. Lagat moved into the lead just past 800, with Mohammed Moustaoui (Morocco) pulling even to hand off nearly even (Lagat was technically first, with a 2:48.30 split.) David Torrence of USA Blue and Australia’s Ryan [...]
The Jamaican men continued their dominance in the men’s 4×100, winning for the second time in a row and the third time in four years. Asafa Powell, Michael Frater, Nesta Carter, Steve Mullings took the victory in 38.33, with USA Red (Walter Dix, Wallace Spearmon, Trell Krimmons, MIke Rodgers) second in 38.43.
**Long Beach Poly run #3 All-Time USA Boys 4×800** The High School 4×800 featured a number of good teams, including Holmwood Tech of Jamaica, the indoor US national champion (Abington), and Long Beach Poly. High schools in the Mid-Atlantic have a long tradition of success in the 4×800, including the national record that was set [...]
The U.S. women showed their sprint depth in the 4×100 with a 1-2 finish in the USA vs the World race. Lauryn Williams, Allyson Felix, Marshevet Myers, Carmelita Jeter (aka USA Red) got the baton around the track first and fastest, in a meet record 42.28. (The previous mark, 42.33, was set by a U.S. team [...]
Our third distance championship for women was the 4×800. We had Georgetown in the DMR and Boston College in the 4×1500, with anyone’s guess in this race. The leadoff leg came through in 2:06. We had many teams in contention (BYU, Georgetown, UConn, Tennessee, Duke) at this point. BYU took the lead with Duke at [...]
Another busy day on the field! • Jordan Yamoah of Arlington High School (LaGrangeville, NY) defended his high school boys pole vault championship and set a Carnival record by clearing 16′ 6-1/2″ (5.04 meters). • Brandon Heroux of William & Mary won the college men’s javelin championship at 239′ 9″ (73.09 meters). • Kemarki Absalom [...]
Kenia Sinclair did it again, anchoring Jamaica to victory in the USA vs The World women’s sprint medley for the fourth year in a row. Tennessee grad Phoebe Wright gave good chase for USA Red, but couldn’t close the gap on Sinclair, who was clearly energized by the hearty Jamaican presence in the crowd. Jamaica’s [...]
Wolmer’s Boys of Jamaica wins the 4×100 in 40.42. This was #7 All-Time, and incredibly close between Wolmer’s, Kingston College (JAM), and Munro College (JAM).
In what was shaping up to be a preview of the upcoming NCAA championship final, LSU blasted to the second fastest time in Penn Relays history, 38.77, for an easy win. Florida (40.00) and Texas Christian (40.15) were a distant second and third. Two-time defending champ Texas A&M dropped the baton on the final exchange. [...]
**Princeton wins first championship since 1940** Our first championship of the program this Saturday was the 4xMile, a race that is always full of surprises. While there was perhaps no clear favorite in 2011, there were at least 5-8 teams that had a shot. Indiana opened up a nice lead after the first leg, with [...]
We have some quotes from some of our USA athletes that attended today’s press conference. Kenia Sinclair (Seton Hall, Jamaica) “I have been running in the Penn Relays since high school and it has always been an exciting meet. Just to come out here and perform for the Jamaican fans and just give them what [...]
Thanks for visiting our blog during this 3 day meet. We had record attendance, record enthusiasm, and some great races. I hope that you enjoyed our coverage, combined with the live feed from flotrack. If you are in the area next year, we would love to see you at historic Franklin Field in person. I [...]
After dropping the baton at the final exchange, Texas A&M’s Tabarie Henry made a valiant effort to close the gap, splitting 46.06 and and nearly pulling off an epic comeback. Alas, he ran out of track and Mississippi State held on for the win, 3:04.92–3:05.04. Results can be found here.
UTech wins for the second year in a row, with a 3:31.54–3:32.34 victory over Oregon. Stephenie McPherson’s 51.06 anchor leg was decisive. Texas A&M (3:32.86) and Penn State (3:33.06) were third and fourth. Fawn Dorr ran a fantastic third leg in 52.05 for Penn State to give the Nittany Lions the lead at the final [...]
Always one of our loudest and most popular races is the high school 4×400 championship. This year’s edition had arguably the fastest group of seeds of any 4×400 we have ever had – 3:16 didn’t even make the final ! Additionally, we had Cheltenham PA, a local team that ran 3:13 in the trials, qualify [...]
Debbie Dunn opened up a big lead for USA Blue on the first leg, which Lashinda Demus maintained, despite a challenge from Jamaica’s Novlene Williams. Same thing on the third leg: Dee Dee Trotter (USA Blue) held off Kaliese Spencer (Jamaica). USA Blue’s Allyson Felix wrapped things up easily on the anchor 3:26.12. (Note: Sanya [...]
USA Red took the early lead, thanks to LeJerald Betters and Xavier Carter, but Andre Williams ran a killer second leg for the Bahamas to hand off in first. On the third leg Jamaica’s Lancford DAvis briefly took the front—to thunderous applause from the crowd—before Bershawn Jackson brought USA Blue to the lead. Angelo Taylor [...]
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 [...]
We have had a great race in the HSB 4×800. After the first two legs, it was Warwick Valley (NY), Long Beach Poly (CA), and Kingston College (JA) in a great three team race. Warwick Valley made a solid move before the last handoff, taking a small lead on Poly. At the bell, Warwick Valley [...]