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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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 [...]
Emily Infeld brings it home for the Hoyas (Photo Kim Spir) As is custom for our schedule, the first championship of the meet is the College Women’s DMR. The race started approximately 100 minutes late due to the thunderstorm delay, but by race time winds were calm and temps were ideal with perhaps a slightly [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Gabby Mayo of Texas A&M is your 2010 college women’s athlete of the meet for relay events. Mayo ran on three winning relays teams for the Aggies, the 4×100 (43.09), the 4×200 (1:29.42) and the shuttle hurdles (52.50). The 4×2 and shuttle hurdle times established new collegiate records.
Our next set of championships is the college 4×200, always an interesting event because of the four (!) turn stagger. On the women’s side, Texas A&M set a new collegiate record in 1:29.42 ! Tavaris Tate ran an excellent final 200 leg, just holding off Florida’s Calvin Smith on the men’s side in 1:21.49. Results [...]
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 [...]
Texas A&M used excellent exchanges to destroy the field in 39.08, a full eight-tenths up on UTech (39.88). The Aggies won for the second straight year. Results can be found here.
Our first championship of this afternoon is the college men’s 4xMile. Certainly Oregon might be considered the favorite in this race. Many have felt that the 16:04 relays record, held by Michigan with Nick Willis, may be in jeopardy. Oregon is running this race without Andrew Wheating, perhaps saving him for what appears to be [...]