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Penn Relays

Video: Villanova's distance medley relay struggles

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 11:38 PM
The women's distance medley relay definitely did not go according to plan for Villanova. Coming into the race, the Wildcats were hyped as the favorites to not just win the Championship of America, but perhaps set a new record as well. Instead, coach Gina Procaccio watched her team get off to a slow... Read more

Video: A rainy afternoon at the Penn Relays

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 11:28 PM
For most of the 22,750 fans who came to Franklin Field on Thursday, the 90-minute rain delay in the middle of the afternoon was a major inconvenience. For staff photographer Larry Kesterson, though, it was an opportunity. He put together a nice video feature on how the rain affected athletes and... Read more

Live blog: 2011 Penn Relays Day 1

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 2:06 AM
One of the surest signs of spring in Philadelphia has finally arrived: opening day of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field. For the next three days, I'll be trackside at the finish line to bring you live coverage of the 117th edition of America's oldest and largest outdoor track and field meet. To... Read more

Video: Penn Relays decathlon highlights

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 1:46 AM
Here's a video feature on Wednesday's decathlon events at Franklin Field, shot by staff photographer Laurence Kesterson. Read more

U.S., Jamaica rosters for Penn Relays unveiled

Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 5:10 PM
The rosters for the United States and Jamaican teams have been announced for Saturday's Penn Relays USA vs. the World competition. Big names include Shawn Crawford, Justin Gatlin, Allyson Felix and Lauryn Williams for the United States, and Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Aleen Bailey and Shelley-Ann... Read more

An NFL prospect at the Penn Relays

Monday, April 25, 2011, 9:16 PM
It's not uncommon for college football players to spend the spring season running track. But it's been a few years since we last had a legitimate NFL prospect, a player you've probably heard of, pay a visit to Franklin Field. The last such athlete was Florida State wide receiver Michael Ray Garvin... Read more

Penn Relays hammer throw preview

Monday, April 25, 2011, 4:58 AM
It is very easy to spend all three days of the Penn Relays inside Franklin Field. With so much action going on, there is rarely an opportune moment to get up from one's seat. Most people who leave the seating bowl only go as far as the concourse or the Carnival Village to get some food. But Franklin... Read more

Penn Relays pole vault preview

Monday, April 25, 2011, 4:53 AM
(Aside: If you didn't see Bill Lyon's great column on the Penn Relays in Sunday's Inquirer, check it out here. There is also an early preview of the meet from The Inquirer's Joe Juliano here.) I have always been fascinated by the pole vault event at the Penn Relays, or at just about any track meet... Read more

Who's who at the 2011 Penn Relays

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 10:34 PM
Every year, Frank Bertucci of the Daily News goes through the entire list of Penn Relays entrants and picks out the coolest names. Here's his compilation for this year. WHO'S WHO IN 2011 PENN RELAYS FIELD Since Abbott and Costello are both entered in this year's Penn Relays, the 117th edition of... Read more

Usain Bolt delivers

Sunday, April 25, 2010, 1:45 AM
It was everything we hoped it would be. Franklin Field was packed to the rafters and beyond, with 54,310 fans inside the old brick walls on a spectacular spring day. Even when Usain Bolt just galloped across the infield on a warmup run, the place exploded. And when Bolt came down the home stretch... 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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