Soft Pretzel Logic Archive: April, 2008

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And when it's done

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So this wraps up another year of live Penn Relays coverage here on the blog. It was, just like last year, a real privilege to be able to do... Read more

Saturday infield photo gallery

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The two hours after the USA vs. the World competition ends are the classic example of a dénouement. Sure, there are plenty of races... Read more

Men's masters 75+ 100-meter dash

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It is always one of the most popular Saturday events with the fans: the 100-meter dash for competitors age 75 and up. Here was the order of... Read more
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USA wins both 4x400s

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USA Blue rolled to a commanding victory in the women's 4x400-meter relay, its 3:22.16 beating Jamaica by a whopping 5.80 seconds. Allyson... Read more

Crawfish and cheesesteaks

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West Catholic grad LaTavia Thomas just anchored LSU to victory in the college women's 4x800-meter Championship of America. She had a nice... Read more

LSU finally loses

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With a breathtaking burst of speed coming out of the final handoff, Texas A&M anchor Porscha Lucas raced away from LSU's Kelly Anne Baptiste... Read more
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Jamaica wins the 4x100 relay

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It's not much of a stretch to say that this was the one race the Jamaican fans craved victory in the most. Today, they finally got it. The... Read more

Editing history

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Joe Juliano just pointed out something very interesting to me, which he had overheard just a few minutes before. On page R38 of the program... Read more
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So much for so little

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We spend two and a half days building up to the climax of the Relays, and then it's all over 40 seconds. It's time for one of the true marquee... Read more

Calabar takes boys' 4x100-meter relay

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St. Jago had the talent and the backing of the Jamaican fans, and a good lead heading into the final handoff. But Ackeem Smith collided with... Read more