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Archive: April, 2011

A win for the home team

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 7:07 PM
It's hard enough for some of us to throw ourselves two meters in the air backwards over a horizontal pole. It's probably a bit more difficult to do it in front of 40,000 fans screaming themselves hoarse in the middle of a USA vs. the World relay. And it's at another level entirely when the best high... Read more

Live blog: 2011 Penn Relays Day 3

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 8:05 AM
Saturday is always the biggest day of the weekend at the Penn Relays, and today is shaping up to be electric. The main highlights will come from the the USA vs. the World races, but there will be plenty of other high school and college events for us to talk about as well. Here are today's links for... Read more

Video: Scenes from Friday at the Penn Relays

Friday, April 29, 2011, 11:08 PM
Here's how Friday's action at the Penn Relays looked through the lens of staff photographer Laurence Kesterson's camera. Read more

Video: Flyers players at the Penn Relays

Friday, April 29, 2011, 9:53 PM
Philadelphia Flyers stars Jeff Carter and Dan Carcillo decided to spend their day off before the series with Buffalo starts by visiting Franklin Field. I talked with both players as they took in the Penn Relays for the first time. Read more

Justin Gatlin, Asafa Powell to go head-to-head at Franklin Field

Friday, April 29, 2011, 9:49 PM
NOTE: Click here to read about Villanova's triumph in the men's college Distance Medley Relay Championship of America. 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. Gatlin was a star at the Penn... Read more

Villanova wins the Penn Relays men's DMR

Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:05 AM
Note: My live blog of today's action at the Penn Relays is still going. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to follow along and post comments. Villanova got a big finishing kick from anchor runner Matthew Gibney and held off a pack of strong challengers to win the college men's Distance Medley Relay... Read more

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

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

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
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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 Staff Writer
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