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Penn Relays

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

More big names coming to Penn Relays

Monday, April 19, 2010, 7:32 PM
We already knew about Usain Bolt, and today we found out which other big-name runners are in the pool of participants at Franklin Field this weekend. I've posted some of the biggest names below. The full list is here. Keep in mind that this is just a pool. It's subject to change. But if it holds up... Read more

Usain Bolt's Penn Relays race schedule

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 8:00 AM
The Penn Relays office released the schedule of races for the three-day event yesterday. There are a total of 367 events, but one will stand out far above the rest: the USA vs. the World Men's 4x100-meter relay. It is the race that will feature Jamaican star and 100m sprint world record-holder Usain... Read more

Usain Bolt does it again

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 6:57 PM
200 meters in 19.20 seconds. Seriously. And people said Michael Johnson's 19.32 would never be broken. But Usain Bolt clocked 19.30 last year, and now he's taken 1/10th of a second off his own world record. If you didn't see it live, here's the video: Read more

Photos and video of Usain Bolt's 100m world record

Sunday, August 16, 2009, 5:03 PM
You might have seen it a few hours ago, and kudos to NBC for actually showing it live. Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt set a new world record in the 100-meter sprint today, crossing the line in an astounding 9.58 seconds at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany. There was no easing up at... Read more

The end

Sunday, April 26, 2009, 9:28 AM
And so it's gone again. Whereas this year's NCAA Tournament felt like it lasted a really long time, I feel like this year's Penn Relays went by faster than any I've ever covered. Maybe that sentiment is fitting for a track meet. Regardless, I leave you with one last photo gallery as this blog goes... Read more

Video feature: Jesse Carlin

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 8:03 PM
For being the host institution, Penn doesn't usually make much noise at its namesake Relays. Yes, Max Westman won the Decathlon this year, and there was Brian Chaput in the javelin and Adam Chubb in the high jump a few years back. But in track events, the only notable name from the school I've heard... 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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