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 [...]
The high school boys distance medley relay turned into a two-way duel between Christian Brothers Academy (Lincroft, NJ) and Central Bucks South (Warrington, Pa). CBA’s Mike Mazzaccaro sprinted away in the final stretch to get the win, in 10:13.04, with Central Bucks South second at 10:15.46. CBA’s splits: George Kelly (3:06.72), Theo Foster (50.12), Dan Mykityshyn (1:58.91), Mike [...]
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 [...]
The high school girls distance races provided a series of fast-paced thrills. For the second year in a row, we had a Penn Relays record in the girls distance medley relay. In an upstate/downstate New York battle, Fayetteville-Manlius held on against a late charge from North Shore to win in 11:34.46. That eclipses the 11:38.69 [...]
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 [...]
The 117th Penn Relays are underway. The weather forecast is ominous, with rain predicted, but the morning began with sunshine and a breezy 74 degrees. The first event on the track: the college women’s 400-meter hurdles, won by Leslie Njoku of Georgia Tech in 58.11. That was followed by a stunning record in the high [...]
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 [...]
College Women’s 100-meter hurdles: Queen Harrison (Virginia Tech) takes the lead at the third hurdle and goes on to win in 12.61 a new Penn Relays record (wind: +1.1). Results. Olympic Development women’s 100-meter hurdles: Former Michigan star Tiffany Ofili wins in 13.06 (wind: +0.3). Results. College men’s 110-meter hurdles: Barrett Nugent (LSUO wins in [...]
Our early race of the day was the intermediate hurdles . . . . results can be found here (high school) or here (olympic development).
Pat Schelleberg (Delbarton School, NJ) took the lead just before the half mile and opened up a margin of 15 meters at the bell (3:05) and finished in 4:08.07, to just get under the Penn Relays record of 4:08.13, run last year by Canadian Jeremy Rae. Isaac Presson (Asheville, NC) closed fast to take second [...]
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. • [...]
With our high school girls’ individual events complete, the Penn Relays has selected Akela Jones of Springer Memorial High School (St. Michael, Barbados) as the high school girls individual athlete of the meet. Ms. Jones won the girls high jump in a height of 5’11 1/4″ / 1.81m. This performance, in the over 30 years [...]
Johnny Dutch of South Carolina has won the opening race of Friday’s schedule, the college intermediate hurdles. Full results can be found here.
Sarah Pease of Indiana outlasts Claire Michel of Oregon, winning the College Women’s Steeplechase. Pease won the Drake Relays steeple last year – and now has a Penn Relays championship as well. Certainly a very interesting double !
Event 70: College men’s steeplechase: Donn Cabral of Princeton wins in 8:48.92. Results. Event 72: Olympic Development men’s steeplechase: Steve Slattery ran wire to wire for an 8:41.15 victory. Results. Events 73 & 74 (run concurrently): Olympic Development and college women’s steeplechase: Sarah Pease of Indiana was the overall winner in 10:16.51. College results. OD [...]
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. [...]
The 116th Penn Relays are underway. The first event, the college women’s 400-meter hurdles, went off ahead of its 10:00am start time. With the sun shining and the temperature at 58 degrees, Tameka Jameson of Miami (Florida) ripped a 57.57 in Heat 3 to win the event. Landria Buckley of Howard was second in 59.03, [...]
Our collegiate athletes of the meet for individual events are Rachel Laurent of LSU and Jeremy Hicks, also of LSU. Laurent set a meet record with a 13-10 1/2 pole vault clearance, and Hicks won the long jump in 26-3 on his last jump. Hicks’ mark was #7 All-Time.
College women’s 100-meter hurdles: Seun Adigun (Houston) wins in 12.98. Wind is 0.0, so it’s legal. Results. Olympic Development women’s 100-meter hurdles: Nickiesha Wilson goes 12.95 for the victory. Results. College men’s 110-meter hurdles: Jason Richardson of South Carolina wins 13.56, just 0.02 ahead of Ronnie Ash of Bethune Cookman. Results. Olympic Development men’s 110-meter [...]
Much nicer weather this morning, 56 degrees at 8:50 am, when our first running event, the high school boys 400H, goes off. Jordan Rispress of Hilliard, Ohio, wins the first heat in 51.89, the eighth best time ever at the Relays. Results can be found here.
We have two individual events tonight before out high school girls 4×400 championship, the mile and the 3000m. Jeremy Rae of Lakeshore (Ontario Canada) has opened up a very large lead at one lap, with an approximate half-mile split of 2:04. At three laps, Rae still leads, but the field is definitely stalking the leader. [...]
The qualifiers for the college women’s 100-meter hurdles final are here. The race is scheduled for 2:55 pm Saturday. The qualifiers for the college men’s 110-meter hurdles final are here. The race is scheduled for 3:05 pm Saturday. The qualifiers for the college women’s 100-meter dash final are here. The race is scheduled for 3:20 [...]