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 [...]
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 [...]
Jamaica’s Holmwood Tech completes an astonishing day with a 3:39.66 victory. Earlier Holmwood won the 4×100 and 4×800 championships. That’s the third time Holmwood has pulled that triple (2001, 2006) and only the eighth time any school has won three championships in one year. (Vere Tech has the all-time record, with four wins back in [...]
We have been running a series of 4×400 trials for the colleges . . . . ranked list 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.
The 4×400 qualifiers for the College Women’s Championship can be found by clicking here. University of Technology, Jamaica, was the fastest seed with 3:32. We had a little bit of lightning delay but we’re back on track.
The women’s 4×400 heats are off. In the first heat, Jamaica’s UTech pulled away from Texas with 200 meters to go for a 3:32.81–3:33.54 victory. In Heat 2, Texas A&M came from behind to win in 3:33.06, with Oregon (3:36.12) and early leader Virginia Tech (3:37.34) finishing second and third. Arkansas (3:34.03) held off late [...]
To finish our afternoon session of 4×400′s, we have the traditional Philadelphia Public school heat. The winner this year was Swenson High in 3:59. William Penn of Philadelphia has won the HSG Championship many times.
The high school girls’ 4×400 heats went off 5 minutes ahead of schedule. The ranked list of results can be found here. We’ll check back with top times later. UPDATE (4:04pm): Nine teams just broke 4:00 in Heat 44, led by Benjamin Cardozo (Oakland Gardens, NY) in 3:41.62. UPDATE (4:58pm): Columbia of Maplewood NJ ran [...]
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 Wallace Spearman of the USA Blue team playfully goads the partisan Jamaican crowd, we are now underway. Kerron Clement hands off first for USA Red, which leads the whole way. Christopher Brown of the Bahamas challenged late, but Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt had it under control with a final burst, locking up a 2:59.78 [...]
After an impressive third leg from Allyson Felix (49.64 — fastest of the day), USA Red’s Sanya Richards had a cakewalk to wrap up an eighth straight win for an American team in this series. The time: 3:23.08. Novlene Williams-Mills gave it a great effort on Jamaica’s third leg, but ultimately could not match the [...]
Another wire-to-wire victory. Florida State blasts out early and holds off a late charge from St. Augustine’s for a 3:01.54 to 3:02.10. Those are the 3rd and =6th best times in Penn history. Results.
Event #256, the College Women’s Championship. We have had a number of fast times today, and the college women should not disappoint (although there is a breeze here at Franklin Field now). The leading qualifier was UTech from Jamaica in 3:34, but Texas A&M and Florida State are right on their heels with 3:36 and [...]
As an appetizer, we’ve got the Philadelphia Area race. Abington win in 3:18.54, with Chester second in 3:19.18. Results. Next up is the Championship of America, featuring five teams from Jamaica and one each from Pennsylvania, Virginia and California. St. Jago went wire-to-wire, holding off several challenges, to win in 3:12.55. Results.
OK, here we go: For the next four hours we’ve got heats of the high school boys 4×400. We’ll keep you posted on the top times. You can find the running ranked list here. It took 25 sections, but we have our first sub-3:20 of the day, Fordham Prep at 3:18.68. And now the Jamaican [...]