More than 1,000 high schools are entered to compete at the Penn Relays, including high numbers from both the Caribbean and Africa.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Kenya’s Glibert Kipchoge took the lead early on the opening leg, with Bernard Lagat (USA Red) and Ryan Gregson (Australia) right behind. Lagat moved into the lead just past 800, with Mohammed Moustaoui (Morocco) pulling even to hand off nearly even (Lagat was technically first, with a 2:48.30 split.) David Torrence of USA Blue and Australia’s Ryan [...]
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.
**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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Kenia Sinclair did it again, anchoring Jamaica to victory in the USA vs The World women’s sprint medley for the fourth year in a row. Tennessee grad Phoebe Wright gave good chase for USA Red, but couldn’t close the gap on Sinclair, who was clearly energized by the hearty Jamaican presence in the crowd. Jamaica’s [...]
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. [...]
LSU won the women’s sprint medley relay for the fifth year in a row and seventh time overall. Their time of 3:48.45 easily outdistanced runner-up Florida (3:50.50). In the men’s race, Ryan Foster gritted out the final homestretch for Penn State’s first Penn Relays title in this event since 1942. His split of 1:48.78 gave [...]
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.
Villanova wins the DMR for the 24th time in Relays history! Albany’s Christopher Burke set the pace on the opening 1200 leg, then Indiana’s Chris Vaughn took control on the 400. IU’s Daniel Stockberger set the pace for 600 meters of the 800 leg, before being overtaken by Arkansas’ Duncan Phillips and Villanova’s Samuel Ellison. [...]
We have some quotes from some of our USA athletes that attended today’s press conference. Kenia Sinclair (Seton Hall, Jamaica) “I have been running in the Penn Relays since high school and it has always been an exciting meet. Just to come out here and perform for the Jamaican fans and just give them what [...]
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.
Just as Georgetown was the spoiler in Thursday’s college women’s distance medley relay championship, so Boston College dashed the Hoyas hopes of a distance double in Friday’s 4×1500. Thanks to a thrilling sprint from anchor Caroline King, the Eagles scored their first ever women’s Championship of America at the Penn Relays. Richmond took the lead [...]
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.
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 [...]