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Penn Relays

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

Live blog: 2010 Penn Relays Day 3

Friday, April 23, 2010, 10:37 PM
I don't know if any of us can really visualize just what Franklin Field is going to be like today. Ever since it was announced that Usain Bolt would be here, everyone's been trying to figure out just how big the Saturday crowd will be. Now, we get to find out. I've already heard rumors that Relays... Read more

Live blog: 2010 Penn Relays Day 2

Friday, April 23, 2010, 8:05 AM
We did it once already; why not do it again? If there's a school whose results you want to know about or a memory you want to share, please jump right in and post your comments. Read more

Live blog: 2010 Penn Relays Day 1

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 8:00 AM
It's amazing how quickly time passes. So much has happened over the last year, but it feels like it can't possibly have been 12 months since the last time we gathered at Franklin Field for the Penn Relays. But here we are again, ready for another year of sunshine and spectacle. The Penn Relays are... Read more
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