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Penn Relays

Lather, rinse, repeat

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 9:29 AM
We're through about 20 minutes of four straight hours of high school boys' 4x400-meter relays. Mos of the schools running this and next hour aren't from the Philadelphia area, but if there's anything you want to know about post a comment. Read more


Saturday, April 26, 2008, 8:48 AM
The fans in the stands at Franklin Field this morning know that things are going to be a bit different today. For one thing, it's overcast instead of sunny, an after-effect of last night's rain. We're looking at a forecast high today of 70 instead of yesterday's 76. Taing a look at the radar map... Read more

Inquirer Friday photo gallery

Friday, April 25, 2008, 10:23 PM
Inquirer staff photographer Barbara L. Johnston put together a photo gallery of the first two days' worth of action that you can view by clicking on the link above. Read more

Closing up shop

Friday, April 25, 2008, 7:24 PM
That's going to do it for Friday's live blogging. We saw a lot of action today, and many more records fell than just the ones I posted on here. I'll be back bright and early tomorrow morning for the biggest day of all, as what should be a monster crowd makes its way to 33rd Street for the USA vs.... Read more

Eleanor Roosevelt strikes back

Friday, April 25, 2008, 7:20 PM
Eleanor Roosevelt's girls team refused to go home empty-handed. Despite trailing heading into the final leg, Roosevelt anchor Tasha Stanley blazed ahead of the field en route to a dominant win. Roosevelt finished in 3:37.16, with Manchester of Jamaica second in 3:40.89. Read more

LSU wins again

Friday, April 25, 2008, 7:16 PM
Make it three Championships of America in one day for the LSU women's team. The Tigers' team of Samantha Henry, Kelly Ann Baptiste, Deonna Lawrence (52.9 second 400m) and West Catholic grad Latavia Thomas (2:07.6 800m) added the Sprint Medley Relay to the 4x100-meter relay and the Shuttle Hurdles... Read more

Local boys made good

Friday, April 25, 2008, 7:06 PM
We have ourselves a Championship of America-winning team from right here in Philadelphia. Germantown Friends stormed to victory in the high school boys' Distance Medley Relay, beating La Salle College High -- who got some hype for this event coming into the meet -- by exactly five seconds. The GFS... Read more

Bird's-eye view

Friday, April 25, 2008, 6:05 PM
I got a call from a blog reader who was sitting in the upper deck, so I went up there to take some pictures. Click on the photo at left to see a bigger version of the view from above the finish line. Read more

Texas wins the men's DMR

Friday, April 25, 2008, 4:22 PM
I missed the times because I was standing under the scoreboard, but Texas just won the men's college distance medley Championship of America. Stanford was second and Villanova was third. I'll post times later, but it was close going right into the final stretch, when Texas finally pulled away. UPDATE:... Read more

Asafa Powell out of USA vs. the World

Friday, April 25, 2008, 4:05 PM
In addition to the video from the USATF press conference, there was some big news. According to USATF spokeswoman Jill Geer, Jamaican star Asafa Powell will not race tomorrow because of a pectoral injury suffered last week at the Mt. SAC relays in California. He is quite possibly the biggest star... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

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