Tuesday, August 4, 2015

More big names coming to Penn Relays

We already knew about Usain Bolt, and today we found out which other big-name runners are in the pool of participants at Franklin Field this weekend.

More big names coming to Penn Relays

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We already knew about Usain Bolt, and today we found out which other big-name runners are in the pool of participants at Franklin Field this weekend.

I've posted some of the biggest names below. The full list is here. Keep in mind that this is just a pool. It's subject to change. But if it holds up, the atmosphere on Saturday is going to be off the charts.

United States

Men

Shawn Crawford, 4x100 (2004 Olympics 200 gold, 4x100m silver; 2008 Olympics 200 silver)
Walter Dix, 4x100 (2004 and 2008 Olympics 100 bronze)
Darvis Patton, 4x100 (2003 and 2007 World Championships gold, 2004 Olympics bronze)
Xavier Carter, 4x400 (Two-time Penn Relays 4x400 winner with LSU)
Kerron Clement, 4x400 (2008 Olympics 4x400 gold, 400 silver)
David Neville, 4x400 (2008 Olympics 4x400 gold)
Angelo Taylor, 4x400 (2000 and 2008 400 hurdles gold, 2008 4x400 gold)
Leonel Manzano, 4x800 (2007 and 2008 Penn Relays Outstanding Men's Athlete)
Nick Symmonds, 4x800 (won 2008 Olympic Trials 800m)

Women

Allyson Felix, 4x100 and 4x400 (2008 Olympics, 2007 and 2009 World Championships 4x400 gold)
Sanya Richards, 4x400 (2004 and 2008 Olympics 4x400 gold, 2008 400 bronze)
Natasha Hastings, 4x400 (2008 Olympics 4x400 gold)
Nicole Leach, 4x400 (West Catholic alum/Philadelphia native)

Jamaica

Men

Yohan Blake, 4x100
Usain Bolt, 4x100 (2008 Olympics and 2009 World Championships 100, 200 and 4x100 gold)
Nesta Carter, 4x100 (2008 Olympics 4x100 gold)
Michael Frater, 4x100 (2008 Olympics and 2009 World Championships 4x100 gold)
Asafa Powell, 4x100 (2008 Olympics and 2009 World Championships 4x100 gold)

Women

Simone Facey, 4x100 (2009 World Championships 4x100 gold)
Shelly Ann Fraser, 4x100 (2008 Olympics 100 gold, 2009 World Championships 4x100 gold)

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