More than 1,000 high schools are entered to compete at the Penn Relays, including high numbers from both the Caribbean and Africa.
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.
**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 [...]
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 [...]
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).
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Haley Pierce (#2) was our individual high school female athlete of the meet, having won the 3000 meters last night in 9:16.35. This was the 2nd fastest all time, only 2nd to Olympian Cathy Schiro O’Brien.
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
Always one of our loudest and most popular races is the high school 4×400 championship. This year’s edition had arguably the fastest group of seeds of any 4×400 we have ever had – 3:16 didn’t even make the final ! Additionally, we had Cheltenham PA, a local team that ran 3:13 in the trials, qualify [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Pat Schellberg of Delbarton School has been named the high school boys individual athlete of the meet after breaking the Carinval record in the mile run with his 4:08.07 victory.
Wolmer’s Boys (Jamaica) just tore it up in the high school boys 4×100 championship, scorching a Penn Relays record 39.78. The old record: 39.91 by Calabar (Jamaica) last year. That time would have finished second in the college championship! Results can be found here.
Our early race of the day was the intermediate hurdles . . . . results can be found here (high school) or here (olympic development).
Chris Ann Gordon of Holmwood Tech has been named the High School Girls’ Outstanding Relay Athlete of the 2010 Penn Relays. Gordon anchored two winning relays on Friday, the 4×400 and the 4×800. In the 4×400 she split 52.8 to finish off a 3:39.66, and in the 4×8 she ran 2:09.95 for Holmwood’s 8:42.49.
Jamaica’s Holmwood Tech completes an astonishing day with a 3:39.66 victory. Earlier Holmwood won the 4×100 and 4×800 championships. That’s the third time Holmwood has pulled that triple (2001, 2006) and only the eighth time any school has won three championships in one year. (Vere Tech has the all-time record, with four wins back in [...]
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 [...]