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Archive: April, 2008

Eleanor Roosevelt strikes back

Friday, April 25, 2008, 7:20 PM
Eleanor Roosevelt's girls team refused to go home empty-handed. Despite trailing heading into the final leg, Roosevelt anchor Tasha Stanley blazed ahead of the field en route to a dominant win. Roosevelt finished in 3:37.16, with Manchester of Jamaica second in 3:40.89. Read more

LSU wins again

Friday, April 25, 2008, 7:16 PM
Make it three Championships of America in one day for the LSU women's team. The Tigers' team of Samantha Henry, Kelly Ann Baptiste, Deonna Lawrence (52.9 second 400m) and West Catholic grad Latavia Thomas (2:07.6 800m) added the Sprint Medley Relay to the 4x100-meter relay and the Shuttle Hurdles... Read more

Local boys made good

Friday, April 25, 2008, 7:06 PM
We have ourselves a Championship of America-winning team from right here in Philadelphia. Germantown Friends stormed to victory in the high school boys' Distance Medley Relay, beating La Salle College High -- who got some hype for this event coming into the meet -- by exactly five seconds. The GFS... Read more

Bird's-eye view

Friday, April 25, 2008, 6:05 PM
I got a call from a blog reader who was sitting in the upper deck, so I went up there to take some pictures. Click on the photo at left to see a bigger version of the view from above the finish line. Read more

Texas wins the men's DMR

Friday, April 25, 2008, 4:22 PM
I missed the times because I was standing under the scoreboard, but Texas just won the men's college distance medley Championship of America. Stanford was second and Villanova was third. I'll post times later, but it was close going right into the final stretch, when Texas finally pulled away. UPDATE:... Read more

Asafa Powell out of USA vs. the World

Friday, April 25, 2008, 4:05 PM
In addition to the video from the USATF press conference, there was some big news. According to USATF spokeswoman Jill Geer, Jamaican star Asafa Powell will not race tomorrow because of a pectoral injury suffered last week at the Mt. SAC relays in California. He is quite possibly the biggest star... Read more

Video feature: Sanya Richards and Wallace Spearmon

Friday, April 25, 2008, 4:03 PM
Sanya Richards and Wallace Spearmon will race for the United States in tomorrow's USA vs. the World competition, but Penn Relays fans have known about them for a while. Richards ran at Franklin Field while at Texas, and Spearmon came here with Arkansas. At this afternoon's USA Track and Field press... Read more

Records falling all over the place

Friday, April 25, 2008, 3:25 PM
Watch your head, or you might get hit with one. Earlier today, LSU and Texas A&M both broke the Penn Relays record in the college women's 4x100-meter Championship of America. The Tigers (Kelly Ann Baptiste, Brooklynn Morris, Samantha Henry and Kenyanna Wilson) won the race in 42.59 seconds... Read more

Jamaica 2, Eleanor Roosevelt 0

Friday, April 25, 2008, 3:11 PM
Eleanor Roosevelt High School from Prince George's County, Md., came in second in the girls' 4x800-meter and 4x100m Championship of America races. They were sixth in the 4x100 at 46.66 seconds, won by Edwin Allen (44.79), and second in the 4x800 at 8:43.12, won by Holmwood Tech (8:41.92). But Roosevelt... Read more

Bill Cosby has a gun

Friday, April 25, 2008, 2:04 PM
Yes, really. Bill Cosby served as the master of ceremonies for the Philadelphia Elementary School shuttle relays in the infield. But before the races got underway, he spent a few minutes chatting with the kids and reporters. With a gun in his hands. Soon thereafter, Penn president Amy Gutmann took... 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.

Jonathan Tannenwald
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