Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Photo of the day

A runner in the first college men's steeplechase heat fell flat on his face in the water.

Photo of the day

I don't know this guy's name, or what school he ran for. I only know that he was in the first college men's steeplechase heat, and fell flat on his face in the water.

But he got up and kept running. Part of that involved running within about two inches of me as I was flat on my stomach by the boundary rail next to my camera, and if he'd come any closer I would have gotten drenched.

I escaped, though, as he turned back onto the track. The crowd gave him a standing ovation. I gather he had to quit the race soon after that, but it tells you how much people care about the Penn Relays that they want to keep going even after something like that.

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.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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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.

Reach Jonathan at or 215-854-2330.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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