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PennTrackXC Journal: Sara Sargent, Pennsbury - Entry #5, August (off to UVA) Aug 6, 2013

Probably the best way to capture the career of Pennsbury senior Sara Sargent is to point out that she has won at least one state championship in her first three years of high school. Got that? Freshman. Sophomore. Junior. Check them off. In 2009, she won the state AAA cross country title. Later that month, she was 8th in the Northeast at the Foot Locker Regional, and then was 21st in nationals, just 10 seconds out of all-American. As a sophomore, she was diagnosed with mono just two weeks after the state XC championships. She bounced back and captured the PTFCA Indoor 3000 meter title. Oh, we missed the 3200 meter PIAA AAA title as a freshman. Then, as a junior, she was the PIAA AAA 1600 meter champ in a PR of 4:51.04. Throw in some all-states, Millrose Games and US Open Miles, and appearances in the Penn Relays Mile and 3000, and other state medals, and you have an awesome career. And just this past November 3rd, she led her team to their 3rd consecutive AAA State XC Title. Sit back and enjoy her senior campaign.  

NJ at the 2013 Penn Relays Apr 25, 2013

  If you would like to see how NJ's pride in athleticism are doing at the best Track and Field Relay carnival in the world then check out this article!

Penn Relays MD entries Apr 9, 2013

  A list of the accepted individual entrants in the high school events for the 2013 Penn Relays to be held on the last weekend of April in Philadelphia, PA at University of Penn's Franklin Field. All Maryland and DC athletes are highlighted in bold. 

119th Penn Relays National Preview Apr 24, 2013

PHILADELPHIA – The event that often draws the most excitement at track and field meets is the one-mile run. It should be no different this weekend (April 25-27) when some of the top prep milers from the northeast and beyond leg it out at the 119th annual Penn Relays Carnival, held at historic Franklin Field.

2013 Penn Relays - Accepted Individual Entrants from VA Apr 9, 2013

    A list of the accepted individual entrants in the high school events for the 2013 Penn Relays to be held on the last weekend of April in Philadelphia, PA at University of Penn's Franklin Field. All Virginians are highlighted in bold.  

VA @ Penn (Saturday): Westfield boys (7:41) fall just short of repeat as 4x800 champs Apr 28, 2013

    The Westfield boys nearly pulled it off and almost became repeat Championships of America winners in the 4x800 meter relay. After running a 7:47 qualifying time for Saturday's finals in front of the biggest crowds of the weekend at the Penn Relays. The foursome of Max Chambers, Jeff Edmondson, Troy Sevachko, and Nathan Kiley for Westfield came to race in a title defense attempt and battled it out in a classic duel with New Jersey's Pleasantville High School.

Friday @ Penn Relays: Sean McGorty 4:04 Penn Relays record mile! Forest Park 41.15 4x100! Apr 26, 2013

Photo by Tim O'Dowd Penn Relays has a lot of history. For any athlete to break any meet record at the 119th annual event is quite a few considering how many great athletes converge on Franklin Field every April. Chantilly senior Sean McGorty etched himself in the meet record books with a race performance of epicness. Leading wire to wire and closing with a 59.5 last quarter, McGorty ran a new national leading time and broke the high school mile race record at Penn with a 4:04.57 victory against a top caliber field. More to come on McGorty's race as well as other Virginians performances on Friday and Saturday following the completion of hosting the MileStat.com Track Classic this weekend. MileSplit US video interview with Sean McGorty

Updated Penn Preview: Girls Apr 23, 2013

Overview: To some, winning a Penn Relays Gold Watch is a goal just as, and even sometimes moreso important than winning a national championship.  Watches are awarded only to the overall American winners in Championship of America events at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, kicking off for the 119th time this Thursday at Franklin Field.  In some cases, most notably the sprints, it is harder to win a spot on the top of the medal stand than it is to win a national championship.  This fact is because of the international draw the relays bring to Philly; currently, there are 62 schools registered that are not from the United States, with Jamaica the most represented foreign country with 32 individual schools.  For some, winning a watch means beating the world.

Penn Relays Recap (Illinois Version) - LWE All-Time State Record Apr 26, 2013

This is the last hurrah for Prairie State runners venturing out of state… at least until after the state championships are conducted at the end of May.  At any rate, the Frankfort Lincoln-Way East Girls 4x100m relay team and Shamier Little (Sr., Chicago Lindblom College Prep) ventured east to Philadelphia to compete in the 119th Penn Relays- the world famous Penn Relays.  

The Penn Relays Carnival by RKNJ Apr 25, 2013

-4x800m Qualifying Freehold Twp Girls (Thanks to Todd Briggs -By winning their 4x400m heat they received individual medals and a Penn Relay plaque! This is a first for the track team at Mount Saint Dominic. (Thanks to Nadine Jenkins)

Updated Penn Preview: Boys Apr 23, 2013

Overview: To some, winning a Penn Relays Gold Watch is a goal just as, and even sometimes moreso important than winning a national championship.  Watches are awarded only to the overall American winners in Championship of America events at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, kicking off for the 119th time this Thursday at Franklin Field.  In some cases, most notably the sprints, it is harder to win a spot on the top of the medal stand than it is to win a national championship.  This fact is because of the international draw the relays bring to Philly; currently, there are 62 schools registered that are not from the United States, with Jamaica the most represented foreign country with 32 individual schools.  For some, winning a watch means beating the world.

Penn Relays track meet’s a runway success for Caribbean competitors and companies seeking exposure May 20, 2013

Amazing efforts of athleticism, the thirst for higher education, the quest for economic success all come into play for participants at the annual Penn Relays, the University of Pennsylvania-sponsored track-and-field meet for college, Olympic-caliber and high school athletes, that’s become an anticipated destination for scholastic competitors from the Caribbean. (via NY Daily News)

Terps Shine at Historic Penn Relays Apr 28, 2013

The Maryland outdoor track & field team excelled at the nation's most historic race - the Penn Relays - over the weekend at Franklin Field. (via www.umterps.com)

Prep Notebook: Woods wins big May 3, 2013

Last Saturday at the Penn Relays, one of the world’s most prestigious track meets, Carroll County took center stage in the form of a Century athlete. (via Carroll County Times)

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