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Penn Relays

Video feature: Michael Ray Garvin

Friday, April 24, 2009, 5:46 PM
Florida State's Michael Ray Garvin is having one heck of a weekend. In addition to running the 100m dash today and the 4x100m relay tomorrow, there's a very good chance Garvin will hear his name called in the NFL Draft tomorrow or Sunday. I talked to Garvin after his sprint this afternoon about what... Read more

Altoona vs. the World

Friday, April 24, 2009, 3:35 PM
Seven of the eight qualifiers for the High School Boys' 4x100-meter Championship of America are from Jamaica. The eighth will be defending home turf. Altoona Area High School is the only American school in the final, and its qualifying time of 42.17 seconds was the worst of the bunch. The other schools... Read more

Bill Cosby

Friday, April 24, 2009, 3:28 PM
Those of you who've been following my Twitter updates in The Paddock know that I've been away from the computer for a while, and that part of the reason why was that I was trying to get an interview with Bill Cosby after the school shuttle relays events. Well, he wasn't interested. Let's call it blowing... Read more

Friday Franklin Field panorama

Friday, April 24, 2009, 12:53 PM
I took these pictures before heading to lunch, and the crowd has kept growing since. If there's a school you root for, a race result you want to know about or a Penn Relays memory you want to share, leave a comment in The Paddock on the right side of the blog. Read more

A village taken

Friday, April 24, 2009, 12:48 PM
This is what the Carnival Village looks like this year. It seems to be going smoothly enough, though it does feel more constrained than the previous version on the north side of Franklin Field. If there's a school you root for, a race result you want to know about or a Penn Relays memory you want... Read more

A winner

Friday, April 24, 2009, 10:37 AM
Pepper's Losseni Karamoko crossed the finish line first to win the Middle School Boys 4x100m relay in 46.78 seconds. Grover Washington, with Adler LaRoche anchoring, finished second in 46.99 seconds. If there's a school you root for, a race result you want to know about or a Penn Relays memory you... Read more

Four locals qualify for High School Boys 4x800 championship

Friday, April 24, 2009, 10:16 AM
Pennsylvania powerhouse Central Bucks South, Abington, North Penn and Henderson (from West Chester) all qualified for the High School Boys 4x800-meter Championship of America race, which will take place tomorrow at 3:50 p.m. The full qualifying list is here, and results from all this morning's heats... Read more

Friday morning

Friday, April 24, 2009, 9:00 AM
"The first event on the track today: the 400meter hurdles college championship for men." We're underway here on a cloudless morning at Franklin Field. It's still a little cool, but not nearly as windy as yesterday was. You can find all of the Penn Relays stories from this morning's Inquirer... Read more

Video feature: Sarah Bowman

Friday, April 24, 2009, 12:10 AM
I didn't see the end of the college women's distance medley relay, but I certainly heard it. It was one of those classic Penn Relays roars, a "Woooooooooooooo" that rose up as Georgetown anchor Maggie Infield tried desperately to chase down Tennessee's Sarah Bowman. Stuck outside Franklin... Read more

Laurence Kesterson's photo gallery

Friday, April 24, 2009, 12:07 AM
I have a pretty good camera, but it's nothing compared to what people like staff photographer Laurence Kesterson carry around. He gets paid the big bucks (okay, that was sarcasm) to shoot really nice photos through really nice lenses, and he was trackside this afternoon. If there's a school you root... 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.

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