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Archive: April, 2008

Four for LSU

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 1:51 PM
Louisiana State made it four sprint Championships of America at this year's relays, as the Tigers added the men's 4x100-meter relay title to their haul. The winning time was 39.18 seconds, and the winning team was Armanti Hayes, Richard Thompson, Gabriel Muumuure and Trindon Holliday. Muumuure had... Read more

Welcome to the big show

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 1:28 PM
After Texas' Leonel Manzano flew away from the field to lead the Longhorns to victory in the 4xMile, it's time to get the USA vs. the World races underway. Up first is the women's Sprint Medley Relay: 200 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and 800 meters. The lower deck of the end zone is totally full... Read more

Local winners in boys' 4x400-meter relays

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 12:10 PM
There are 12 races for the Philadelphia-area boys' 4x400-meter relay teams. I'll be posting the names of the winning teams and runenrs here. Check back to this post over the next hour or so. Inter-Ac: Malvern Prep, 3:24.64 (Brian Leonard, Tom McGarrigle, Doug Moppert and Brian Fulton) Central: Strath... Read more

The Jamaican fans wake up

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 11:51 AM
Race 202 was a thrilling high school boys' 4x400-meter relay, with most of the top schools in the competition taking part. It was also the loudest race we've heard at Franklin Field so far, as four Jamaican teams were on the track. They included powerhouses Holmwood Tech and St. Jago, which always... Read more

Sock talk

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 11:03 AM
Check out the socks and shoes on Jackson Jordan, anchor for the Mount Hebron (Md.) boys' 4x400-meter team. Read more

The big crowd is gathering

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10:22 AM
I was over by the main entrance on 33rd Street a few moments ago, and the lines were pretty long. I wasn't too surprised, seeing as how the Tyson people were giving out free chicken tenders a few yards away. Or maybe they were coming for the track. Read more

Lather, rinse, repeat

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 9:29 AM
We're through about 20 minutes of four straight hours of high school boys' 4x400-meter relays. Mos of the schools running this and next hour aren't from the Philadelphia area, but if there's anything you want to know about post a comment. Read more


Saturday, April 26, 2008, 8:48 AM
The fans in the stands at Franklin Field this morning know that things are going to be a bit different today. For one thing, it's overcast instead of sunny, an after-effect of last night's rain. We're looking at a forecast high today of 70 instead of yesterday's 76. Taing a look at the radar map... Read more

Inquirer Friday photo gallery

Friday, April 25, 2008, 10:23 PM
Inquirer staff photographer Barbara L. Johnston put together a photo gallery of the first two days' worth of action that you can view by clicking on the link above. Read more

Closing up shop

Friday, April 25, 2008, 7:24 PM
That's going to do it for Friday's live blogging. We saw a lot of action today, and many more records fell than just the ones I posted on here. I'll be back bright and early tomorrow morning for the biggest day of all, as what should be a monster crowd makes its way to 33rd Street for the USA vs.... 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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