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.
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 [...]
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. [...]
Long Beach Poly Wins the 4×100 (Photo by Jay Gorodetzer) This is the first win in this event by a high school girls team from the U.S. since 2003.
A&M on the podium (Photo Kim Spir) Texas A&M has won the championship 4×100 in 43.44, outlasting LSU and Central Florida. This is the third straight championship for A&M in this event.
The meet is still young, and we’ve already had a long rain delay, but it’s turning out to be a big day for Edwin Allen High School. This morning, Ristananna Tracey shattered the Carnival record for the high school girls 400-meter hurdles with a stunning 56.17 run. The old mark also belonged to an Edwin [...]
Kristen Holzherr Photo Well, the 2010 Penn Relays have come to a close, but the memories of an electrifying Saturday afternoon will long live on. As the crowd swelled early, Franklin Field had a unique feel of anticipation. The place erupted when Usain Bolt and his Jamaican teammates walked onto the infield to stretch and [...]
Usain Bolt did not disappoint the heavily Jamaican crowd, blistering the anchor leg on the 4×100 to give Jamaica Gold the victory in 37.90. FinishLynx timed Bolt’s split at 8.79! USA Blue (38.33) and USA Red (38.50) finished second and third. Full results can be found here.
Team USA wins for the sixth straight year. Lisa Barber, Allyson Felix, Mikele Barber, Carmelita Jeter get the stick around in 42.74 for “USA Blue.” Jeter held off a strong charge from Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser, who brought the Jamaicans home second in 42.94. Full results can be found here.
Wolmer’s Boys (Jamaica) just tore it up in the high school boys 4×100 championship, scorching a Penn Relays record 39.78. The old record: 39.91 by Calabar (Jamaica) last year. That time would have finished second in the college championship! Results can be found here.
Texas A&M used excellent exchanges to destroy the field in 39.08, a full eight-tenths up on UTech (39.88). The Aggies won for the second straight year. Results can be found here.
We have a few quotes from the USA vs. The World press conference. Q: What are your thoughts on this year’s Penn Relays? A: Shelley Ann Fraser: Every year I come to the Penn Relays it gets different and a lot more exciting. I look forward to the good competition.
Holmwood Tech won in 45.41, well clear of second place, fellow Jamaican school Herbert Morrison (45.81). Five of the eight finalists were from Jamaica. Jamaican teams have now won this event seven straight years and 13 of the past 14. Noted Jamaican radio personality Ed Barnes called the race, much to the delight of the [...]
Our second women’s championship is the 4×100 (approximately 5 minutes ahead of schedule !). Anchored by Gabby Mayo, Texas A&M has defended their title in 43.09—which is No. 6 All-Time here at the Penn Relays—with LSU second in 43.30. A&M ran 43.10 last year; high marks for consistency. Click here for full results.
We have a number of fast times in the college heats, including times under 40 seconds. A ranked list can be found by clicking here.
He’s the fastest man on the planet so it makes sense that he would conduct the fastest press conference in the world. Olympic champion and world-record-holder Usain Bolt met the Penn Relays press this morning and answered all their questions in less than 15 minutes.
We’re in the middle of our 4×100 High School Boys trials, which are from 10:40-12:30. There are approximately 70 heats or so, maybe a few more. A ranked list can be found here.
The high school girls are done, now it’s the college women’s turn. The first four heats set up what should be a nice battle in Friday’s championship. Texas A&M (43.13) won the first race, Auburn (44.12) took the second, LSU (43.25) the third and UTech (44.04) the fourth. And in the fifth heat, Florida State [...]
We are in the midst of two hours of heats of the high school girls’ 4×100-meter relay. This is where the Penn Relays really shows off its efficiency. Races go off like clockwork, and the athletes are carefully shuffled from check in to paddock to the track. It’s a wonder to watch. You can track [...]
In the moments before it was announced that Usain Bolt, the World’s Fastest Man, was going to be running at Penn Relays, Director Dave Johnson said that it would create the biggest crush for tickets since nine-time Olympic gold medalist Paavo Nurmi came to run, and win, the two-mile and 5,000-meter runs in 1929. Looks [...]
From USA Track & Field A storm is brewing in Philadelphia. The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will lead Team Jamaica into Franklin Field on Saturday (April 24) and look to give the island nation just its second win in 11 years in the men’s USA vs. the World 4×100-meter relay at the 114th Penn [...]
After the Jamaican men’s disappointment in the previous race the crowd was really anxious for this one. Unfortunately for the Jamaican fans it was the same result. Lauryn Williams blasted out of the blocks and gave Allyson Felix a huge lead for USA Red. Kerron Stewart and Shelly-Ann Fraser gave a great challenge, but couldn’t [...]
We have excellent fields in the 4×100, featuring very speedy teams from Jamaica, the United States, and the Trinidad & Tobago. Hopefully, many of you are following this on live television . . . . 37.92 ! A new Franklin Field record by the USA team . . . . . Walter Dix absolutely smoked [...]