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 [...]
Prep superstar Nick Vena of Morristown, NJ, won the boy’s high school shot put for the fourth consecutive time! No other schoolboy has won more than two titles. To top it off, he broke his own Penn Relays record, hitting 72′ 9-1/4″ (22.18). That improves the 72′ 2-1/5″ (22.01) he set in 2009.
We had a huge record in the high school boys discus championship from Calabar’s Travis Smikle. There’s plenty of other field event action today. Here are the championship winners (this list will be updated throughout the day): • Melissa Ogbourne of LSU won the college women’s triple jump championship with a wind-aided hop, step and [...]
Travis Smikle of Calabar (Jamaica) annihilated the meet record in the high school boys discus championship this morning with a toss of 228′ 2″ (69.55 meters). The old record was 191-11 (58.50), set last year by Chad Wright, also of Calabar. Only two American schoolboys have ever thrown the high school implement farther. Smikle’s impressive [...]
There’s plenty of field event action today. • Lauren Kenney of State College (Pa.) set a new Penn Relays record in the girls high school javelin championship, throwing 156′ 2″ (47.62 meters). The previous record — 154′ 3″ (47.02) was set in 2004 by Rudy Radocaj (Williamsport, Pa.). • Emma Ruggiero of Princeton won the [...]
It’s been another busy day for jumpers and throwers. Here are the championship-division winners: Olympic Development Men • Jacob Freeman (NYAC) won the hammer throw with a 229′ 11″ (70.08) toss. That’s his second straight win in the event, and he also won the college division twice (2001, 2002) for Manhattan College. Results. Olympic Development [...]
The men and boys joined the field event action on Friday. Here are the championship-division winners: College Men • Stanley Gbagbeke of Middle Tennessee won the long jump at a wind-aided 25′ 11″ (7.90). His best legal jump was 25′ 8-1/4″ (7.83). NCAA Indoor champion Alain Bailey took second at 25′ 9-1/2″ (7.86). Results. • [...]
It’s been a busy day for jumpers and throwers. Here are some of the championship-division winners: College Women • Shara Proctor (Florida) won the long jump with a wind-aided leap 21 feet, 2 1/2 inches (6.46 meters). She also had a legal jump of 21-0 1/2 (6.41), the 10th best ever at the Relays. Results. [...]
Nicholas Vena of Morristown, NJ, absolutely destroyed the Penn Relays record in the boys high school shot put. Vena got the ball out 72 feet, 2-1/2 inches (22.01 meters), almost five feet better than the old mark, set in 1985 by J.J. Grant of Liverpool, NY (67-3/20.50). Full results are here.
Aslynn Halvorson of Butler HS (Matthews, NC) broke the Penn Relays record in the high school girls discus this morning. Halvorson threw 161 feet, 8 inches (49.28 meters) to break the 160-5 (48.90) mark of Linda Grigoriev (Atholton HS, Columbia, MD), set in 2003. Halvorson finished second at last year’s Relays. Event results are here.
Louisiana State freshman Rachel Laurent set a Penn Relays record in the college women’s pole vault, clearing 13 feet, 10-1/2 inches (4.23 meters). The previous record was 13-10 (4.22), set by Kansas’ Amy Linnen in 2005. Laurent is the 2008 USATF Junior champion in the event and finished fifth at the NCAA Indoor championships in [...]
The University of Texas Longhorn standout Leonel Manzano was named the Athlete of the Meet for relay events for anchoring the ‘Horns to victory in the distance medley relay and the 4xmile relay, both repeat wins. Manzano is also a repeat winner of the Athlete of the Meet award, the first back-to-back winner since Kim [...]
Nicholas Vena of Morristown (NJ) High School is the High School Boys’ Athlete of the Meet for individual event for winning the shot put with a throw of 63-6 3/4, the ninth-best throw in Relays’ history. With his performance, Vena sets an all-time outdoor U.S. high school record for ninth graders.
The College Women’s Athlete of the Meet for individual events is Purdue University’s Kara Patterson, who won the javelin throw championship with a throw of 184-1 (56.10 meters). That was the second-longest throw in Penn Relays’ history.
David Edwards-Brennan of Maryland won the first field event of the day. His height of 2.04 meters (6-8.25 feet) won the college men Eastern High Jump. Five other competitors cleared the same height, but he had the fewest misses.
There’s lots of action inside the track and at the lower fields with the jumpers and throwers. Our first championship result of the day: Purdue’s Leah Kincaid won the college women’s long jump at 20′ 9-1/4″ (6.33 meters). Full results here. Candis Kelly of Texas Christian wins the college women’s shot put championship at 51′ [...]