It's USA vs the World day here at Franklin Field, which means the stands will be packed to see some of the world's best runners.
After the college women and high school girls took the spotlight yesterday, today the college men and high school boys will be on center stage.
Sheila Reid finally has her Penn Relays watch.
Joe Juliano and I got together for a quick chat Thursday afternoon to look at some of the major storylines for local college teams at the Penn Relays.
In past years, Ryann Krais and Leah Nugent made names for themselves in the high school girls competitions at the Penn Relays. This year, both runners are back to compete at the college level.
For as many other things as always seem to be going on at this time of year, the Penn Relays remain one of the most fun events on the Philadelphia sports calendar.
Soft Pretzel Logic: Although the sport's two biggest names - Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell - won't be here, there will be quite a few other people you've heard of.
Saturday is always the biggest day of the weekend at the Penn Relays, and today is shaping up to be electric.
Here's how Friday's action at the Penn Relays looked through the lens of staff photographer Laurence Kesterson's camera.
Soft Pretzel Logic: 2004 Olympic gold medalist Justin Gatlin will race on American soil for the first time since his doping band ended on a track that he knows very well.
The women's distance medley relay definitely did not go according to plan for Villanova.
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.
Here's a video feature on Wednesday's decathlon events at Franklin Field, shot by staff photographer Laurence Kesterson.
Soft Pretzel Logic: 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 Fraser for Jamaica.