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Penn Relays

The Saturday crowd

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 1:25 PM
And it's getting bigger. If there's a school you root for, a race result you want to know about or a Penn Relays memory you want to share, leave a comment in The Paddock on the right side of the blog. Read more

USA vs. the World start lists

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 10:42 AM
Just got a piece of paper with the start lists for the USA vs. the World races. Here are the highlights: - Former 100m sprint world record-holder Asafa Powell will anchor Jamaica's 4x100 team. USA Blue looks to be the stronger of two American squads wint Walter Dix opening, Travis Padgett second,... Read more

Saturday morning

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 8:52 AM
Sitting on press row at Franklin Field, you can definitely tell that something big is going to happen today. Parts of the stands that would be empty at this hour on Thursday or Friday have fans sitting in them, waiting for the big USA vs. the World races this afternoon. And the air is a lot warmer... Read more

Video feature: USA vs. the World press conference

Friday, April 24, 2009, 11:57 PM
You can now add Leonel Manzano to the long list of athletes who have competed in the Penn Relays at multiple levels of the sport. After winning Outstanding Male Athlete of the Meet honors at the 2007 and 2008 Relays, Manzano turned pro and will run on the United States Distance Medley Relay team in... Read more

Friday photo gallery

Friday, April 24, 2009, 11:50 PM
If there's a school you root for, a race result you want to know about or a Penn Relays memory you want to share, join me Saturday morning in The Paddock on the right side of the blog. Read more

Upper Dublin wins the high school boys' DMR

Friday, April 24, 2009, 6:37 PM
Mike Palmisano probably knew he had it in the bag all long. Palmisano took the baton for the anchor leg of the high school boys' Distance Medley Relay in second place, and was quite content to draft behind West Windsor Plainsboro North's Jim Rosa (yes, that's one school) for three and a half laps... Read more

Villanova wins the men's DMR

Friday, April 24, 2009, 5:46 PM
Maybe I should blame Villanova coach Marcus O'Sullivan for my belief that I didn't have to watch the college men's Distance Medley relay. Then again, maybe I shouldn't be surprised that O'Sullivan waited until after his team won the Championship of America to admit that he underplayed the Wildcats'... Read more

Video feature: Michael Ray Garvin

Friday, April 24, 2009, 5:46 PM
Florida State's Michael Ray Garvin is having one heck of a weekend. In addition to running the 100m dash today and the 4x100m relay tomorrow, there's a very good chance Garvin will hear his name called in the NFL Draft tomorrow or Sunday. I talked to Garvin after his sprint this afternoon about what... Read more

Altoona vs. the World

Friday, April 24, 2009, 3:35 PM
Seven of the eight qualifiers for the High School Boys' 4x100-meter Championship of America are from Jamaica. The eighth will be defending home turf. Altoona Area High School is the only American school in the final, and its qualifying time of 42.17 seconds was the worst of the bunch. The other schools... Read more

Bill Cosby

Friday, April 24, 2009, 3:28 PM
Those of you who've been following my Twitter updates in The Paddock know that I've been away from the computer for a while, and that part of the reason why was that I was trying to get an interview with Bill Cosby after the school shuttle relays events. Well, he wasn't interested. Let's call it blowing... 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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