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Archive: April, 2008

We have a winner

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 4:04 PM
Congratulations to commenter esleep, who successfully found the answer to the trivia question out there on the web. Zach's calculation was indeed 6.929.97 miles. If esleep emails me, I'll figure out some kind of prize. Read more

Afternoon photo gallery

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 2:52 PM
I went for a walk to the infield and out on the concourse, and all I came back with was a t-shirt... and a photo gallery. In all seriousness, I bought my third consecutive Relays t-shirt today, and was happy to find it still cost only (as such) $20. I figured the price would go up this year, but it... Read more

LSU geaux-ing fast

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 1:00 PM
We move to the college women's 4x100-meter races, and Louisiana State just started things off with a time of 43.54 seconds. Kelly Ann Baptiste, Brooklyn Morris, Samantha Henry, and Kenyanna Wilson ran for the Bayou Bengals. Baptiste holds the mark for fastest 100-meter time in the world this year... Read more

Thursday's meat and potatoes

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 12:16 PM
We are in high school girls' 4x100-meter races from now until 1 p.m., when the college women take over. Not too much standing out at the moment, other than the big crowds milling around on 33rd Street when I went to get lunch. But there have been a few scattered "Woooo"s from the crowd... Read more


Thursday, April 24, 2008, 10:53 AM
I've said it before and I'm sure I'll say it again: one of my favorite things about the Penn Relays is the food. I don't get many opportunities to enjoy cheap Jamaican cuisine when in stadiums, so I take my chance when I can get it. That right there is a bun and cheese, and if you don't bother trying... Read more

Ryann Krais

Thursday, April 24, 2008, 10:48 AM
The Methacton High star ran in the first high school girls' 400-meter hurdles heat of the morning, and blew the field away with a time of 59.62 seconds. As in, the second-place finisher, Robyn Oakley of Cardinal O'Hara (Springfield, Pa.) crossed the line in 1:01.43 -- almost two full seconds behind... Read more


Thursday, April 24, 2008, 9:50 AM
Good morning from Franklin Field, where we're just a few minutes away from the start of the 114th Penn Relays Carnival. It's my second year covering the Relays here on the blog, and I'll freely admit that it's the most fun event I get to cover all year. I'm seated next to my College HoopsCast partner... Read more

Do me a favor

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 9:54 AM
I don't much care who you vote for, but if you live in Pennsylvania, go vote today. Maybe you already have or you were planning on it anyway, but just in case. This election is a pretty big deal, and it's not often this state gets to have a real significant say in a primary campaign. Maybe it's... Read more

On your marks...

Sunday, April 20, 2008, 7:57 PM
Yep, things are changing around here just a little bit. It's that time of year. I had a chance to walk around the Franklin Field track on Friday afternoon, and construction for the Penn Relays is well underway. So it's time to tweak the blog's livery a bit, in anticipation of a very early wake-up... Read more

Phil Martelli in a tuxedo?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 10:17 AM
Yes, really. The Inquirer's Social Circuit column was on the scene at last night's Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall, and has the photos to prove it. I'll be back next week, hopefully, to blog the Penn Relays. Stay tuned. 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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