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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Kristen Holzherr Photo Well, the 2010 Penn Relays have come to a close, but the memories of an electrifying Saturday afternoon will long live on. As the crowd swelled early, Franklin Field had a unique feel of anticipation. The place erupted when Usain Bolt and his Jamaican teammates walked onto the infield to stretch and [...]
Debbie Dunn opened up a big lead for USA Blue on the first leg, which Lashinda Demus maintained, despite a challenge from Jamaica’s Novlene Williams. Same thing on the third leg: Dee Dee Trotter (USA Blue) held off Kaliese Spencer (Jamaica). USA Blue’s Allyson Felix wrapped things up easily on the anchor 3:26.12. (Note: Sanya [...]
USA Red took the early lead, thanks to LeJerald Betters and Xavier Carter, but Andre Williams ran a killer second leg for the Bahamas to hand off in first. On the third leg Jamaica’s Lancford DAvis briefly took the front—to thunderous applause from the crowd—before Bershawn Jackson brought USA Blue to the lead. Angelo Taylor [...]
Perhaps overshadowed by the events in the 4×100, the USA-vs-The-World Distance Medley has a fantastic slate. This event produced the World Best and the American record in the 2006 edition. Both Kenya and Morocco have outstanding fields in this race, including Amine Laalou. Our 1200 leg was in 2:52, with Kenya with a slight lead. [...]
Usain Bolt did not disappoint the heavily Jamaican crowd, blistering the anchor leg on the 4×100 to give Jamaica Gold the victory in 37.90. FinishLynx timed Bolt’s split at 8.79! USA Blue (38.33) and USA Red (38.50) finished second and third. Full results can be found here.
Team USA wins for the sixth straight year. Lisa Barber, Allyson Felix, Mikele Barber, Carmelita Jeter get the stick around in 42.74 for “USA Blue.” Jeter held off a strong charge from Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser, who brought the Jamaicans home second in 42.94. Full results can be found here.
Our first professional race is the women’s sprint medley. This has a great set of runners, including the anchor of last year’s world best, Kenia Sinclair. The US will also have Anna Willard Pierce, winner of the World Athletic Final in the 800m, on the anchor of one of the USA teams.
Tentative line-ups for today’s USA vs The World races have been announced. Click on the events below to see who is scheduled to run: Event 233: Women’s Sprint Medley (1:50pm) Event 236: Women’s 4×100 (2:30pm) Event 241: Men’s 4×100 (2:50pm) Event 243: Men’s Distance Medley (3:00pm) Event 256: Men’s 4×400 (4:55pm) Event 258: Women’s 4×400 [...]
We have a few quotes from the USA vs. The World press conference. Q: What are your thoughts on this year’s Penn Relays? A: Shelley Ann Fraser: Every year I come to the Penn Relays it gets different and a lot more exciting. I look forward to the good competition.
He’s the fastest man on the planet so it makes sense that he would conduct the fastest press conference in the world. Olympic champion and world-record-holder Usain Bolt met the Penn Relays press this morning and answered all their questions in less than 15 minutes.
In the moments before it was announced that Usain Bolt, the World’s Fastest Man, was going to be running at Penn Relays, Director Dave Johnson said that it would create the biggest crush for tickets since nine-time Olympic gold medalist Paavo Nurmi came to run, and win, the two-mile and 5,000-meter runs in 1929. Looks [...]
From USA Track & Field A storm is brewing in Philadelphia. The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will lead Team Jamaica into Franklin Field on Saturday (April 24) and look to give the island nation just its second win in 11 years in the men’s USA vs. the World 4×100-meter relay at the 114th Penn [...]
If you have been wavering about whether to go to the Penn Relays in two weeks, the ante was just upped. That’s because Usain Bolt will be running in the USA vs. the World 4×100-meter relay for Jamaica at the 116th edition of the Carnival at Franklin Field on Saturday, April 24. Bolt shot to [...]
After Wallace Spearman of the USA Blue team playfully goads the partisan Jamaican crowd, we are now underway. Kerron Clement hands off first for USA Red, which leads the whole way. Christopher Brown of the Bahamas challenged late, but Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt had it under control with a final burst, locking up a 2:59.78 [...]
After an impressive third leg from Allyson Felix (49.64 — fastest of the day), USA Red’s Sanya Richards had a cakewalk to wrap up an eighth straight win for an American team in this series. The time: 3:23.08. Novlene Williams-Mills gave it a great effort on Jamaica’s third leg, but ultimately could not match the [...]
After the Jamaican men’s disappointment in the previous race the crowd was really anxious for this one. Unfortunately for the Jamaican fans it was the same result. Lauryn Williams blasted out of the blocks and gave Allyson Felix a huge lead for USA Red. Kerron Stewart and Shelly-Ann Fraser gave a great challenge, but couldn’t [...]
We have excellent fields in the 4×100, featuring very speedy teams from Jamaica, the United States, and the Trinidad & Tobago. Hopefully, many of you are following this on live television . . . . 37.92 ! A new Franklin Field record by the USA team . . . . . Walter Dix absolutely smoked [...]