The 114th Annual Penn Relays this past weekend was a site to behold. With numerous meet records broken, the second largest attendance ever and near perfect weather, every event seemed to produce a few moments perfect for a 2008 track and field highlight reel. As the chaos of this weekend winds down and the preparation for the coming weekend starts to rev up, we take a look back at the best of the best from this year's Penn Relays (Pictured left: Eleanor Roosvelt (MD) hoisting 4x4 title, photo by Tim Fulton). Don Rich Photos: Thursday / Friday / Saturday More Photos: NY Gallery / NJ Photos Christopher Hunt Articles (Armory Track): Corning's Johnson Leaps to Victory, Germantown Friends Wins DMR, Roosevelt Dominates at Penn, Roxbury Wins DMR at Penn More Penn: Video Interviews / Results
Photo credit: Ed Schlichter USC Upstate’s Emily Tangwar competes in her first 10K at the prestigious Penn Relays; Coach Schlichter revisits the experience and gives some thoughts and insight.
NY Athlete Gallery many more to come.... CHRISTOPHER HUNT'S ARTICLES Corning's Johnson leaps to victory Germantown Friends wins DMR Roosevelt Dominates at Penn Roxbury wins DMR at Penn RESULTS Friday Boys / Friday Girls / Thursday Girls Saturday Boys / Saturday Girls Girls Winners Table / Boys Winner Table Video Interviews New York State Boys Highlights New York State Girls Highlights MileSplit.us National Coverage Article
Photo Gallery by Don Rich on Saturday April 26, 2008 at the Penn Relays Carnival
Photo Gallery by Don Rich on Saturday April 26, 2008 at the Penn Relays Carnival
Dogwood & other meets shortened due to storms Bethel boys 3:14.71 4x400 in prelims, 3:16 & 2nd place (46.7 anchor split by Ja-Vell Bullard) in Championships of America finals at Penn as top US team! James Taylor wins long jump (23-10.75) at Penn Photos by Don Rich of PennTrackXC.com The Penn Relays has been a great success for the Virginia girls with a state record in the 4x400 by the Landstown girls, a near state record in the 4x800 by the Westfield girls, Natalie Baird becoming a three-time Penn Relays champion, and another 20+ foot long jump from Tynita Butts. Several more preps will be in action on Saturday at Penn Relays, but the attention will move away from Franklin Field and onto the University of Virginia's Lannigan Field for the Dogwood Track Classic. MileStat.com will be on-site at Dogwood on Saturday with photo coverage from Ted Plunkett and Tom Hoerner and video and interview coverage from Brandon Miles. Check out the Dogwood performance list to see this meet will once again be Virginia's biggest and deepest high school track invitational. Dogwood Track Classic Results Dogwood Photo Galleries: Hoerner Gallery (1514 photos) - Plunkett Gallery (1408 photos) - Miles Gallery Dogwood Race Videos - More videos being added. Penn Relays Coverage: Boys Complete Results / Girls Complete Results / Live Results / MileSplit US Coverage / Natalie Baird Video Interview More 4/26 VA Weekend Coverage... Apple Blossom Invitational (James Wood HS - Winchester, VA) - Natalie Baird (Park View) MR 43'2.50" G-Shot & MR 150'9" G-Discus - John Lewis (Loudoun County) 14.74 B-110H, Broad Run 8:13.04 B-4x800, Shehzaib Usman (Park View) 149'7" B-Discus, Team Champions: Broad Run boys-48 pts & Loudoun Valley girls-68 pts Buffalo Invitational(Floyd County HS - Floyd, VA) - Manny Alfred (Covington) 152'10" B-Discus & 52'5" B-Shot, Desiree Simmons (Radford) 38'2" G-Shot, Kent Moles (Floyd County) 152'11" B-Discus Cassel's XBC Track Experience (Chantilly HS - Chantilly, VA) - Grace Loba (Fauquier) 5:07.65 G-1600, Megan Bumgarner (Lake Braddock) 46.24 G-300H, Stephanie Paradis (Stone Bridge) 2:17.32 G-800, Emma Dejarnette (Atlee) 11'6" G-PV, Tyler Ruhland (Westfield) 153'10" B-Discus, Jessie Echard (James Robinson) 117'6" G-Discus, Joe Lorusso (Oakton) 1:58.93 B-800, Cameron Morse (Liberty) 14.85 B-110H & 39.97 B-300H, Stone Bridge 42.92 B-4x100, Team Champions: Stone Bridge boys-77 pts & Stone Bridge girls-76 pts Cosmopolitan Invitational (Salem HS - Salem, VA) - Kayla Lewis (William Fleming) 41'2" G-Shot, William Byrd 8:08.96 B-4x800, Peter Dorrell (Blacksburg) 1:54.89 B-800, Brian Hencke (Blacksburg) 1:55.09 B-800, Aimee Veatch (Cave Spring) 126'7" G-Discus, Megan Marsico (Glenvar) 5:13.81 G-1600, Sarah Witt (Staunton River) 45.82 G-300H, Jasmine Hariston (Franklin County) 37'2" G-TJ, Peter Dorrell (Blacksburg) 4:18.76 B-1600, Antonio Medley (Salem) 39.74 B-300H, Senior Division Team Champions: Blacksburg boys-71 pts & Franklin County-116 pts Dogwood Track Classic (UVA's Lannigan Field - Charlottesville, VA) Freedom Invitational (Freedom HS - Woodbridge, VA) - Lindsi Arrington (Gar-Field) 5:08.75 G-1600, Monae Waller (Courtland) 46.50, Team Champions: Riverbend boys-114 pts & Colonial Forge girls-132.75 pts King William Invitational (King William HS - King William, VA) - Nick Acree (King William) 150'10" B-Discus Penn Relays (Franklin Field - Philadelphia, PA) Tuesday: More videos and pictures from Dogwood, adding more performances into database from this past weekend's meets as well as last week's small meets, meet summaries from Dogwood and other meets.
**U.S. Girls 4x800m Relay Record: Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) in 8:43.12!!! Friday just keeps on getting better. In the girls 4x800m relay, Holmwood Tech (Jamaica) beat Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) (photo left by Tim Fulton) 8:41.52-8:43.12 in a simply perfect race. Eleanor Roosevelt's performance broke the U.S. record by seven seconds. Eleanor Roosevelt then came back to win the 4x400m relay in 3:37.16. Thursday marked day one of the high school portion of the Penn Relays. Topping the way in the highlights Thursday was Ryann Krais' (PA) (pictured above by Don Rich) big 400m hurdle win in 59.62. Edwin Allen (Jamaica) ran 45.28 in the 4x100m relay for the top time of the day and Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) ran 3:38.40 in the girls 4x400m relay, top advancing time of the day! We'll be brining you the best coverage around this weekend, so keep checking back inside. Results: Friday Boys / Friday Girls / Thursday Girls Schedule / Live Results / Girls Winners Table / Boys Winner Table Video Interviews / Meet Preview / Official Website
Vena wins SP with 63-06 toss, wins Athlete of the Meet Pictures and results from overall winners as well as NY highlights and pictures. Boys Winners Table and Highlights photo NJRunners.com
Mason Finley (CO) started the weekend on a high note Thursday evening by throwing the shot put 65-05 for a U.S. #2 performance, while earning a U.S. #1discus performance in 211-10. Between Finley's performances and the Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) (pictured above by Pat Montferrat) girls 4x800m relay national record of 8:43.12 and 4x400m relay win of 3:37.16 at the Penn Relays, this weekend is turning into the best of the season. **MileSplit Penn Coverage Boys Top Weekend Performances - Kevin Havel (IL) runs 8:59.12 to win 3200m at Prospect Inv. (IL) - Derrick Hopkins (FL) runs 20.97p 200m dash in Florida - Kenny McClain (FL) won the 300m hurdles in 36.64 at FL Champs. - North Penn (PA) runs 7:44.39 to place second at Penn Relays - Bethel (VA) second in 4x400m relay at Penn Relays in 3:16.33 - Mason Finley (CO) U.S.#2 SP in 65-05, U.S.#1 discus in 211-10 - Cameron Tabor (OK) shot put in 63-09.75, discus in 190-03 - Daniel Gooris (NM) vaults 16-04 at Harper Memorial (NM) - Curtis Beach (NM) runs 1:53.88 800m, leaps 6-06.25 high jump Girls Top Weekend Performances - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) 4x800m relay in U.S. record 8:43.12 - Sonnisha Williams (FL) goes 19-07.50 in long jump in Florida - Chanelle Price (PA) runs speedy 800m dash at 2:05.1 in PA - Skye Barnett (NM) blazes 11.72 for 100m at Harper Mem. in NM - Eleanor Roosevelt (MD) wins 4x400m relay at Penn in 3:37.16 - Stephanie Morgan (OH) wins Penn mile in 4:41.22, U.S.#1 - Danielle Frere (IA) wins girls shot put at Drake in 48-02.75
Four NY teams compete in 4x8 finals By Christopher Hunt PHILADELPHIA – Corning’s Albert Johnson has won some big competitions but nothing like this before. Not with this many people watching. Not with nearly 50,000 in the stands. “Just being in front of this many people is really cool,” Johnson said. “Even if they’re not even paying attention, it’s still really awesome.” FULL ARTICLE HERE
PHILADELPHIA -- The 114th running of the Penn Relays proved to be unlike any other for the top-ranked LSU track and field teams as the squads wrapped up the competition Saturday with a meet record six Championship of America titles during the three-day relay carnival.
Photo Gallery by Don Rich of PA athletes and teams on Friday, April 25, 2008 at the Penn Relays Carnival
Photo Gallery by Don Rich on Friday April 25, 2008 at the Penn Relays Carnival
Eleanor Roosevelt breaks the national 4x800 record finishing second in the Championship of America. Roosevelt finished in 8:43.12, more than seven seconds faster than the 8:50.41 Boys & Girls ran in 2002. Cardozo finished fifth in 9:0146 and Boys & Girls placed 12th in 9:12.70. For HS Girls highlights and winners tables, click here
While the Penn Relays may grab most of this weekend's headlines, many top level competitions take place from coast to coast this weekend that should provide some excitement. The FHSAA 1A-2A State Championships (Florida) kick off this season's state championships as the regular season slowly comes to a close in many states. See what meets highlight this weekend's schedule and make sure to keep checking back this weekend for the top performances. Weekend Preview Highlights - MileSplit On-Site: 11 meets and counting. - Penn Relays, Drake Relays are huge. - Florida 1A-2A State Champs. first of season. - Midwest meets star distance talent. - Dogwood Track Classic showcases VA athletes.
PHILADELPHIA -- Sophomore Katelyn Rodrigue has enjoyed her share of history-making moments in two years at LSU, and Thursday she accomplished what no Lady Tiger has ever done by breaking her own school record to win the pole vault at the prestigious Penn Relays.
University of South Carolina junior Liza Todd, a 2005 graduate of Dreher, jumped a personal best 12 feet, 9.5 inches in the pole vault during day one of the 114th annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA -- Friday proved to be another record-setting day for the top-ranked Lady Tigers at the 114th Penn Relays as the squad won three relay titles while setting a new meet record in the 4x100 and a new collegiate record in the shuttle hurdle relay.
Photo Gallery by Don Rich of PA athletes and teams on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the Penn Relays Carnival
Photo Gallery by Don Rich on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at the Penn Relays Carnival
Photos of New Yorkers at the Penn Relays in Philedelphia
PA Penn Coverage: THURSDAY | FRIDAY | SATURDAY Penn Video Interviews: All PA Interviews | Meghan Lutz | Ryan Blood | Germantown Friends | Mark Dennin | Lowery Brothers | North Penn: Quintrell-Franks | North Penn: Bookheimer-Mantijo | Penn HS Results: Thursday Girls | Friday Boys | Friday Girls | Saturday Boys | Saturday Girls | Girls : Complete | Boys : Complete | Photo Galleries: Carl Strub's McDowell Inv | Don Rich's Penn Relays: Thursday - Friday - Saturday | Stories: Frances Koons: Coming home to Penn | Karlee McQuillen's big throws | Germantown Friends' Max Kaulbach blows away DMR field | Schedule | Additional Weekend Meet Summaries - including BIG THROWS AT MCDOWELL - KAREN SHUMP BESTS PENN RELAYS DISCUS CHAMP ON SATURDAY Current results needed: Fairfield, Tri-County (boys) | Past weekend results needed for 3/29: Jersey Shore, and 4/12: Union Area, and Pacer, 4/19 Moon Mixed, and East Allegheny Elsewhere: At McDowell, Dan Kwaitkowski McDowell 170' 1" Discus, 62-10 Shot Put - Javelin: Justin Shirk, Central Dauphin 208' 10.5" - Ryan Schliecher, Baldwin 201' 4" - Ryan Bell Wilmington PA 200' 6" PENN RELAYS: SATURDAY: North Penn finished 2nd in the 4x800, but were the first US team. Their time of 7:44.39 was 2nd to Manchester(JA) 7:43.22. Swenson won the girls Tri-State 4x100 with a time of 48.14. Derek Horton, Kane, won the HS pole vault with a jump of 15-9. Derek Hynes, CB South, was 3rd with a vault of 15-1. Matthew Kahn, Fox Chapel, won the HS Discus with a throw of 173-5. Doug Moppert, Malvern Prep, was 3rd in the long jump with a leap of 23-4. Jermaine Lowery, Father Judge, finished 2nd in the 400 Hurdles with a time of 52.68. Twin brother Jerome Lowery finished 5th with a time of 54.14. Gratz's Frank Wainwright finished 4th with a time of 54.07. Altoona Area won their 4x400 heat with a time of 3:23.45. Hempfield won their heat with a time of 3:24.83. Lancaster Catholic won their heat with a time of 3:32.05. Wilson was 3rd in their heat with a time of 3:27.57. Harrisburg was 4th in their heat with a time of 3:21.78. FRIDAY: Germantown Friends won the Championship of America DMR with a team effort and a 2:05 last 800 from Max Kaulbach. Their official time was 10:11.54. Mark Dennin then added to the PA glory, winning the 3000 with a 11 second PR of 8:30.11. North Penn was the 7th qualifier for the Championship of America 4x800 with a time of 7:52.33. Gwynedd Mercy finished 9th in the 4x800 with a time of 9:09.67. Council Rock North was 10th with a time of 9:10.28. Eric Brittingham, Methacton, finished 2nd in the Javelin with a throw of 201-04. THURSDAY: In the 3000, Megan Lutz finished 6th in 9:50.62. Neshannock's Kacey Gibson was 10th with a time of 9:56.53. Karen Shump was 2nd in the shot put at 47-2. Chester ran the fastest PA 4x400, winning the Suburban A race with a time of 3:51.95. Central Bucks East won the Suburban National 4x400 in a time of 3:54.40. West Catholic won the Philadelphia Catholic 4x400 in 3:54.98. Paul Robeson won the Philadelphia Public 4x400 in 3:55.99. Abby Schaffer, Easton, won the pole vault with a meet record vault of 13-00.75, bettering the mark held by former teammate Lindsey Regan. Victoria Worthen, Council Rock South, was 2nd with a vault of 12-00.50. Methacton's Ryann Krais came in as defending champ in the high school 400 hurdles, and repeated in 59.62. Cardinal O'Hara's Robyn Oakley took 2nd from an earlier heat, running 1:01.43. Strath Haven's Alix Williams was 5th in 1:02.41. State College's Chloe Schmidt was 8th in the mile with a time of 5:00.79. Downingtown East finished 10th in the DMR with a time of 12:10.60. Shannon Daniels , Central Bucks East, jumped 17-06.75 to finish 10th in the long jump. Joelle Neilson, Girls High, was 4th in the triple jump with a leap of 38-08.75. In the 4x800 trails, Gwynedd Mercy (9:09.61) and Council Rock North (9:14.53), advanced. Council Rock North was the last qualifier.
auto_orange_DoFSCommand(command, args, 0) auto_orange_DoFSCommand(command, args, 0) auto_orange_DoFSCommand(command, args, 0) auto_orange_DoFSCommand(command, args, 0 Stephanie Morgan (Left) of Barnesville, and Emily Infeld of Beaumont finished 1-2 in the Girls 1 Mile Run at the Penn Relays on Thursday. Morgan finished with a time of 4:41.22 while Infeld followed with a 4:43.31. Cor Leslie (Right) of Sandusky Perkins won the Boys 1 Mile Run in a time of 4:12.76 completing the Ohio sweep in the Mile. Results: Friday Boys / Friday Girls / Thursday Girls Official Website / Schedule / Live Results / Girls Winners Table / Boys Winners Table / Video Interviews
Boys & Girls drops 3:40.17 in 4x400 By Christopher Hunt PHILADELPHIA – Roxbury’s Ariann Neutts had been asking her teammates for two weeks. She asked politely. “Can we win Penn Relays please? Please can we win Penn Relays, “ she said. Neutts did her part. She broke Roxbury from fourth place to flailing down the straightaway the led on the third leg of the Championship of America Distance Medley Relay. FULL ARTICLE HERE Photo by www.wingedfootfotos.com
BATON ROUGE -- The LSU track and field teams are riding a wave of momentum heading into their regular season finale as they make the trip to Philadelphia to compete in the 114th running of the Penn Relays beginning Thursday at historic Franklin Field.
What a weekend it was! So many performances, so little time to talk about each one. In this week's Monday News and Notes section we discuss four field event performances that really stood out, big California performances earned at the Mt. SAC Relays, Logan Top 8 Inv. and Orange County Championships, watch videos of Neely Spence running a distance double of 4:48/2:15, discuss the upcoming Penn Relays and much more! Monday News & Notes Highlights - Mt. SAC Relays (CA), Orange County Championships (CA), Logan Top 8 Inv. (CA) - Christine Babcock (CA, right) runs 4:45.96 1600m in CA - Mason Finley (CO) launches shot put 64-07 - Geoffrey Tabor (OK) throws discus 201-00 - Anna Jelmini (CA) U.S. #4 all-time in girls discus - Stephanie Foreman (AR) clears 13-05.25 in pole vault - Neely Spence (PA) 4:48.51 (1600m) race video - MileSplit Week Ahead: Penn Relays Tops the List
The Penn Relays List of Accepted Individual High School Entries for the 2008 Penn Relays Carnival The Penn Relays List of Accepted Invitational Relays Entries for the 2008 Penn Relays Carnival