More than 1,000 high schools are entered to compete at the Penn Relays, including high numbers from both the Caribbean and Africa.
The Relays wouldn’t be complete without a visit from Bill Cosby, who is holding court on the Franklin Field infield this morning, cheering on and chatting with the high school boys running in the heats of the 4×400.
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 [...]
The biggest crowd in the 116-year history of the Penn Relays packed into Franklin Field today and when the counting was done, 54,310 fans were on hand, nearly 3,500 more than the previous mark set in 2002. The Relays also drew 117,346 fans over three days, also more than 3,000 better than ever before. The [...]
An interesting t-shirt with an opinion on the speed of our friend Mr. Bolt.
Usain Bolt has arrived at Franklin Field. He’s warming up on the infield and the crowd is loving it. Speaking of the crowd, check out this photo: The upper deck is filled with fans—many of them sporting the green, gold and black of Jamaica.
We are underway at the track and currently in the midst of almost four hours of heats of the high school boys 4×400. As they aim to qualify for the championship later today, you can track the ranked list here. The weather forecast is excellent so it’s not too late to get out to Franklin [...]
Friday’s attendance is 38,904—the seventh best Friday in Relays history. Combined with Thursday’s 24,132 (6th best Thursday), we’re at 63,036. That means we need 51,159 to break the all-time Carnival three-day record of 114,194 (set in 2006). The Saturday record is 50,827, from ’02.
Bill Cosby, a regular at our meet and a multi-time participant, was in the building today starting the elementary school heats on the grass infield. Cosby starts Event 213 on Saturday in memory of his son Ennis. Hey hey hey.
We’ve noticed on many sources that for folks seeing the live video for the first time, the setup of our track here at Franklin Field is a tad bit confusing. Here is the scoop: The stadium was built in 1922, before the relays were run in lanes around the oval. What is Lane 5 today [...]
Flotrack.org has live online streaming of the Penn Relays (except for the portion of Saturday’s races that will air on ESPN2). Check it out by clicking here.
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 [...]
The 2010 Penn Relays continue to experience various changes to the facility because of the closing and reconstruction of South Street Bridge and progress on the development of the Athletic Department grounds. Check the Relays website (http://ThePennRelays.com) regularly for maps and updates.
As of Sunday, the complete field for the high school portion of the Penn Relays has been completed and the latest events, the 4×800-meter and distance medley relays for both boys and girls, are online (click here). Actually, the schedule for the entire Carnival is nearly complete and it should be online tonight. The countdown [...]
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 [...]
Just a reminder that Monday, March 29th is the high school registration deadline. All high school registrations must be completed by 4pm Monday. Performance updates will still be allowed for individuals until noon, Sunday, April 4, and for the 4×800 and distance medley relays by noon, Sunday, April 11. More information available at http://pennrelaysonline.com/Registration/
Joining us at Franklin Field in Philadelphia this year? Check out the 2010 Penn Relays Fan Guide (PDF). It has some great information on where the different events will be held, planning tips, directions, parking, accommodations and some nearby places to eat and stay. Don’t forget, tickets are now on sale! Purchase online at http://bit.ly/cUv222 [...]
Penn Relays renewal customers can now select additional seats for the 2010 Relays. Please log in to your account by using your Quaker E-Pass Login and Password, which can be found on your 2010 Penn Relays ticket invoice. UPDATE: TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE. Thursday and Friday Purchase Thursday Tickets Purchase Friday Tickets Seat Type [...]