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 [...]
**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 [...]
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 [...]
Ristanna Tracey is a little tired after anchoring in 2:03 (Photo Kim Spir) **Edwin Allen runs under 8:40 – #2 All-Time** Our second championship of the meet for girls is our first championship of Friday, the girls 4×800 championship. The top qualifier was Edwin Allen of Jamaica. Edwin Allen had a good lead at the [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
LSU’s Charlene Lipsey took it out hard and immediately set the stage for a great run. Tennessee’s Kimarra McDonald handed off in second, about five meters back. On the second leg Tennessee’s Chanelle Price gradually closed down on LSU’s Kayann Thompson, but Thompson had a final burst to maintain the lead. The third leg was [...]
Holmwood Tech of Jamaica put on a dominating performance, winning this event for an event-record eighth time. Their time of 8:42.49 is the third fastest ever at the Relays. Edwin Allen, also of Jamaica was second in 8:47.73. Holmwood, Randolph (NJ), Edwin Allen and Columbia (NJ) were ahead of the pack at the first exchange. [...]
We have completed the high school boys 4×800, with Long Beach Poly (CA) running a sizzling 7:43. You can view the ranked list here.
The four sections of the high school girls’ 4×800 are over and Jamaica’s Edwin Allen flirted with running sub-nine, before settling in at 9:01. Official qualifiers are here. Magnifcat of Ohio was the final qualifier with a 9:17. Many of these teams have run under nine minutes, including Edwin Allen. Kim Mackay of Kellenberg Memorial [...]
As of Sunday, the complete field for the high school portion of the Penn Relays has been completed and the latest events, the 4×800-meter and distance medley relays for both boys and girls, are online (click here). Actually, the schedule for the entire Carnival is nearly complete and it should be online tonight. The countdown [...]
Not surprisingly, our high school boys athlete of the meet for relays is Anthony Kestelac, the anchor of the national record setting boys 4×800. Kestelac ran a 1:49.3, which is 4th fastest all time. For those trivia buffs out there, the national record in the 4×800 has been set at the Penn Relays before . [...]
Our next championship is the college men’s 4×800, always a great race. We have a number of teams in it at the first exchange, including Arkansas and Texas. Arkansas led unofficially in 1:50. Penn State moves into the lead during the 2nd leg; we have a very big group. Second exchange includes Arkansas and Texas [...]
Bellefield Comprehensive of Jamaica opened up an early lead, but by the second exchange Zach Vrohvac had put Albemarle in front. Sean Pohorence of Morris Hills moved into the lead for the last handoff. Jamaica College’s Waquar Decosta briefly caught the two leaders, but was left behind with 200 to go. Anthony Kostelac showed some [...]
Quickly, we move to our next championship, the college women’s 4×800. Tennessee is looking for the big distance sweep of DMR, 4×1500, and 4×800. We saw Tennessee win the 4×1500 in a world best time yesterday. At the first exchange, its Tennessee in 2:08.9, with Kim McDonald passing to Chanelle Price. University of Maryland-Eastern Shore [...]
Our first championship of the day, the High School Girls 4×800, is on the track. There are a number of Jamaican teams that have run very fast times in this race, even if the qualifying times from yesterday’s cold start do not reflect it. Manchester (JA) leads after one exchange in 2:14, with Edwin Allen [...]
Our top splits of the day from the 4×800 this morning . . . this lists all of the boys under 1:56. 1 – T. Livingston, Great Neck South (NY) 1:53.4, 2 – L. Tansey, Morris Hills (NJ) 1:53.7, 3 – M. Gonzalez, Lawrenceville (NJ) 1:54.4, 4 – X. Fraction, Washington Township (NJ) 1:54.5, 5 [...]
The qualifiers for the high school boys 4×800 championship are now posted here. Morris Hills HS (NJ) had the fastest time in this morning’s heats: 7:47.13. The championship final is scheduled for 3:50 pm Saturday.
Our first relay of the day is the high school boys 4×800. We’ll have 4 heats, taking the Top 12 to the finals tomorrow. Heat 1: 2nd exchange, Bellefield Comprehensive (JA) followed by Lawrenceville (NJ). Bellefield leads by about 40 meters. Great Neck South (NY) makes a great move to take the lead at the [...]
The qualifiers for Friday’s High School Girls 4×800 Championship are now available. Click here for the start list. The race goes off at 1 pm Friday.
Our first relay of the day, as always, is the HS girls 4×800. We will have four heats – two for small schools and two for large schools. The top times will go to tomorrow’s final. Heat 1 – Kimberly Brown of Manchester JA has opened up a lead after one leg in about 2:19. [...]
The 4×800 is our first relay following the individual finals, and first of our final set of relay events. Columbia is the defending champion, a sentence that has not been used since 1939 (it was quite an upset last year). The 4×800, as the last of the three “distance” relays, usually is very exciting especially [...]
Our next high school championship is the 4×800. Our top 5 qualifying teams are Hillsborough (NJ), Washington Township (NJ), Manchester (Jamaica), Albermarle (VA), and Kellenberg Memorial (NY). Hillsborough’s top seed time is 7:47. Unofficially at the first handoff, its Jamaica College in 1:57.4. Many teams are in the mix at this point. 2nd Exchange, its [...]