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Live coverage: Day 2 of the 2012 Penn Relays

Friday, April 27, 2012, 7:30 AM
(Jonathan Tannenwald/ After the college women and high school girls took the spotlight yesterday, today the college men and high school boys will be on center stage. Before we get started, here are links today's stories and multimedia to check out: Villanova star Reid gets her first... Read more

Video: Villanova's Sheila Reid finally wins at the Penn Relays

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10:02 PM
Sheila Reid finally has her Penn Relays watch. Villanova's anchor leg in the college women's distance medley relay talks about what it took to lead the Wildcats to the Championship of America at the 2012 Penn Relays. (Video by Joe Juliano/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

Video: Local college storylines at Penn Relays

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4:27 PM
Joe Juliano and I got together for a quick chat Thursday afternoon to look at some of the major storylines for local college teams at the Penn Relays. We discussed whether Villanova's Sheila Reid can finally add a Championship of America to her long résumé of success; whether Villanova's... Read more

Video: A homecoming for Kansas State's Krais, Virginia Tech's Nugent

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 3:16 PM
In past years, Ryann Krais and Leah Nugent made names for themselves in the high school girls competitions at the Penn Relays. This year, both runners are back to compete at the college level. Krais won the 400-meter hurdles Championship of America four years ago when at Methacton High School. She... Read more

Live coverage: Day 1 of the 2012 Penn Relays

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 9:57 PM
(Jonathan Tannenwald/ This time of year is always one of the most crowded on the Philadelphia sports calendar. With the NFL Draft, the Stanley Cup playoffs and the Phillies all in full swing, lots of other events are pushed to the back burner. But the Penn Relays remain one of the most... Read more

Penn Relays USA vs. the World event rosters announced

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 3:44 PM
USA Track and Field announced some of the big names who will be coming to Franklin Field this weekend for USA vs. the World at the Penn Relays. Although the sport's two biggest names - Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell - won't be here, there will be quite a few other people you've heard of. On... Read more

A win for the home team

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 7:07 PM
It's hard enough for some of us to throw ourselves two meters in the air backwards over a horizontal pole. It's probably a bit more difficult to do it in front of 40,000 fans screaming themselves hoarse in the middle of a USA vs. the World relay. And it's at another level entirely when the best high... Read more

Live blog: 2011 Penn Relays Day 3

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 8:05 AM
Saturday is always the biggest day of the weekend at the Penn Relays, and today is shaping up to be electric. The main highlights will come from the the USA vs. the World races, but there will be plenty of other high school and college events for us to talk about as well. Here are today's links for... Read more

Video: Scenes from Friday at the Penn Relays

Friday, April 29, 2011, 11:08 PM
Here's how Friday's action at the Penn Relays looked through the lens of staff photographer Laurence Kesterson's camera. Read more

Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell to go head-to-head at Franklin Field

Friday, April 29, 2011, 9:49 PM
NOTE: Click here to read about Villanova's triumph in the men's college Distance Medley Relay Championship of America. 2004 Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin will race on American soil for the first time since his doping band ended on a track that he knows very well. Gatlin was a star at the Penn... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is'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.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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